This Day in History
Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.
757 - [[An Lushan]] -leader of a An Lushan Rebellion|revolt against the Tang dynasty and emperor of Yan (An–Shi)|Yan, is murdered by his own son, An Qingxu.
904 - [[Pope Sergius III|Sergius III]] -comes out of retirement to take over the pope|papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.
1258 - [[Mongol invasions of Vietnam|First Mongol invasion of Đại Việt]] -Đại Việt defeats the Mongol Empire|Mongols at the battle of Ba Đình District|Đông Bộ Đầu, forcing the Mongols to withdraw from the country.
1676 - [[Feodor III of Russia|Feodor III]] -becomes Tsar of Russia.
1814 - [[War of the Sixth Coalition]] -France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.
1819 - [[Stamford Raffles]] -lands on the island of Singapore.
1834 - [[Andrew Jackson]] -orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a trade union|labor dispute.
1845 - [[The Raven]] -is published in ''The Evening Mirror'' in New York, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
1850 - [[Henry Clay]] -introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the United States Congress|U.S. Congress.
1856 - [[Queen Victoria]] -issues a Warrant (law)|Warrant under the Royal sign-manual that establishes the Victoria Cross to recognise acts of valour by British Empire|British military personnel during the Crimean War.
1861 - [[Kansas]] -is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
1863 - [[Bear River Massacre]] -A detachment of California Volunteers led by Colonel Patrick Edward Connor engage the Shoshone at Bear River (Washington)|Bear River, Washington Territory, killing hundreds of men women and children.
1886 - [[Karl Benz]] -patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
1891 - [[Liliuokalani]] -is proclaimed the last monarch and only queen regnant of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
1900 - [[American League]] -is organized in Philadelphia with eight founding teams.
1907 - [[Charles Curtis]] -of Kansas becomes the first Native American United States Senate|U.S. Senator.
1916 - [[World War I]] -Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.
1918 - [[Ukrainian–Soviet War]] -The Bolshevik Red Army, on its way to besiege Kiev, is met by a small group of military students at the Battle of Kruty.
1918 - [[Kiev Arsenal January Uprising|armed uprising]] -organized by the Bolsheviks in anticipation of the encroaching Red Army begins at the Kiev Arsenal, which will be put down six days later.
1936 - [[List of members of the Baseball Hall of Fame|first inductees]] -into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
1940 - [[Sakurajima Line]] -in Osaka, Japan, collide and explode while approaching Ajikawaguchi Station. One hundred eighty-one people are killed.
1941 - [[Alexandros Koryzis]] -becomes List of Prime Ministers of Greece|Prime Minister of Greece upon the sudden death of his predecessor, dictator Ioannis Metaxas.
1943 - [[Battle of Rennell Island]] -USS Chicago (CA-29)|U.S. cruiser ''Chicago'' is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
1944 - [[World War II]] -Approximately 38 people are killed and about a dozen injured when the Polish village of Koniuchy (present-day Kaniūkai, Lithuania) is Koniuchy massacre|attacked by Soviet partisan units.
1944 - [[Bologna]] -Italy, the Anatomical theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.
1948 - [[Pakistan Socialist Party]] -is founded in Karachi.
1963 - [[List of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees|first inductees]] -into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
1967 - [[hippie]] -era, the Mantra-Rock Dance, takes place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg.
1989 - [[Hungary–South Korea relations|Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea]] -making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so.
1991 - [[Gulf War]] -The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins.
1996 - [[Jacques Chirac]] -announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing.
1996 - [[La Fenice]] -Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.
1998 - [[Birmingham, Alabama]] -a bomb explodes at an abortion clinic, killing one and severely wounding another. Serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph is suspected as the culprit.
2001 - [[Indonesia]] -storm parliament and demand that President of Indonesia|President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
2002 - [[State of the Union address]] -President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terrorism|terror" as an ''Axis of evil'', in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
2005 - [[Guangzhou]] -to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines flight lands in Beijing.
2006 - [[Irfan Pathan]] -became the first bowler (cricket)|bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over (cricket)|over of a match.
2009 - [[Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt]] -rules that people who do not adhere to one of the three Religion in Egypt#Recognized religions|government-recognised religions, while not allowed to list any belief outside of those three, are still Egyptian identification card controversy|eligible to receive government identity documents.
2009 - [[Governor of Illinois]] -Rod Blagojevich Rod Blagojevich corruption charges|is removed from office following his conviction of several corruption charges, including the alleged solicitation of personal benefit in exchange for an appointment to the United States Senate as a replacement for then-President-elect of the United States|U.S. president-elect Barack Obama.
2013 - [[SCAT Airlines Flight 760]] -crashes near the Kazakhstan|Kazakh city of Almaty, killing 21 people.
2013 - [[2013 Alabama bunker hostage crisis|hostage]] -in an underground bunker in Midland City, Alabama.
2015 - [[Malaysia]] -has officially declared the disappearance of missing Malaysia Airlines flight Malaysian Airlines Flight 370|MH370 an accident and its passengers and crew presumed dead.
1584 - [[Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange]] -(d. 1647)
1632 - [[Johann Georg Graevius]] -German scholar and critic (d. 1703)
1688 - [[Emanuel Swedenborg]] -Swedish-English astronomer, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1772)
1703 - [[Carlmann Kolb]] -German priest and composer (d. 1765)
1711 - [[Giuseppe Bonno]] -Austrian composer (d. 1788)
1715 - [[Georg Christoph Wagenseil]] -Austrian organist and composer (d. 1777)
1717 - [[Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst]] -English field marshal and politician, 19th List of Governors General of Canada|Governor General of Canada (d. 1797)
1718 - [[Paul Rabaut]] -French pastor (d. 1794)
1737 - [[Thomas Paine]] -English-American author, activist, and theorist (d. 1809)
1749 - [[Christian VII of Denmark]] -(d. 1808)
1754 - [[Moses Cleaveland]] -American general, lawyer, and politician, founded Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1806)
1756 - [[Henry Lee III]] -American general and politician, 9th Governor of Virginia (d. 1818)
1761 - [[Albert Gallatin]] -Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1849)
1782 - [[Daniel Auber]] -French composer (d. 1871)
1801 - [[Johannes Bernardus van Bree]] -Dutch violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1857)
1801 - [[Horatia Nelson]] -English daughter of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (d. 1881)
1810 - [[Ernst Kummer]] -Polish-German mathematician and academic (d. 1893)
1843 - [[William McKinley]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)
1846 - [[Karol Olszewski]] -Polish chemist, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1915)
1852 - [[Frederic Hymen Cowen]] -British composer (d. 1935)
1858 - [[Henry Ward Ranger]] -American artist (d. 1916)
1860 - [[Anton Chekhov]] -Russian physician and author (d. 1904)
1862 - [[Frederick Delius]] -English composer (d. 1934)
1866 - [[Julio Peris Brell]] -Spanish painter (d. 1944)
1866 - [[Romain Rolland]] -French historian, author, and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)
1867 - [[Vicente Blasco Ibáñez]] -Spanish journalist and author (d. 1928)
1874 - [[John D. Rockefeller, Jr.]] -American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1960)
1876 - [[Havergal Brian]] -English composer (d. 1972)
1877 - [[Georges Catroux]] -French general and diplomat (d. 1969)
1880 - [[W. C. Fields]] -American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1946)
1884 - [[Juhan Aavik]] -Estonian-Swedish composer and conductor (d. 1982)
1884 - [[Douglass Cadwallader]] -American golfer (d. 1971)
1888 - [[Sydney Chapman (mathematician)|Sydney Chapman]] -English mathematician and geophysicist (d. 1970)
1891 - [[Elizaveta Gerdt]] -Russian ballerina and educator (d. 1975)
1891 - [[R. Norris Williams]] -Swiss-American tennis player and banker (d. 1968)
1895 - [[Muna Lee (writer)|Muna Lee]] -American poet and author (d. 1965)
1901 - [[Allen B. DuMont]] -American engineer and broadcaster; founded the DuMont Television Network (d. 1965)
1901 - [[E. P. Taylor]] -Canadian businessman and horse breeder (d. 1989)
1905 - [[Barnett Newman]] -American painter and etcher (d. 1970)
1906 - [[Joe Primeau]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1989)
1910 - [[Colin Middleton]] -Irish painter and poet (d. 1983)
1911 - [[Peter von Siemens]] -German businessman (d. 1986)
1913 - [[Victor Mature]] -American actor and singer (d. 1999)
1913 - [[Daniel Taradash]] -American director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1913 - [[Peter von Zahn]] -German journalist and author (d. 2001)
1915 - [[John Serry, Sr.]] -American accordion player and composer (d. 2003)
1918 - [[John Forsythe]] -American actor (d. 2010)
1920 - [[José Luis de Vilallonga]] -Spanish actor and author (d. 2007)
1922 - [[Gerda Steinhoff]] -German concentration camp guard (d. 1946)
1923 - [[Paddy Chayefsky]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 1981)
1923 - [[Ivo Robić]] -Croatian singer-songwriter (d. 2000)
1924 - [[Luigi Nono]] -Italian composer (d. 1990)
1925 - [[Tofiq Bahramov]] -Azerbaijani footballer and referee (d. 1993)
1925 - [[Raúl Corrales Forno]] -Cuban photographer (d. 2006)
1925 - [[Robert W. McCollum]] -American virologist and epidemiologist (d. 2010)
1926 - [[Franco Cerri]] -Italian guitarist
1926 - [[Abdus Salam]] -Pakistani-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
1927 - [[Edward Abbey]] -American environmentalist and author (d. 1989)
1928 - [[Lee Shau-kee]] -Hong Kong businessman, founded Henderson Land Development
1929 - [[Elio Petri]] -Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1929 - [[Ed Shaughnessy]] -American drummer (The Tonight Show Band) (d. 2013)
1929 - [[Joseph Kruskal]] -American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 2010)
1929 - [[Puggy Pearson]] -American poker player (d. 2006)
1930 - [[Christopher Collier (historian)|Christopher Collier]] -American historian and author
1931 - [[Leslie Bricusse]] -English playwright and composer
1931 - [[Ferenc Mádl]] -Hungarian academic and politician, 2nd President of Hungary (d. 2011)
1932 - [[Tommy Taylor]] -English footballer (d. 1958)
1933 - [[Sacha Distel]] -French singer and guitarist (d. 2004)
1933 - [[Hugo Herrestrup]] -Danish actor (d. 2009)
1934 - [[Noel Harrison]] -English singer, actor, and skier (d. 2013)
1934 - [[Branko Miljković]] -Serbian poet (d. 1961)
1936 - [[James Jamerson]] -American bass player (The Funk Brothers) (d. 1983)
1936 - [[Veturi Sundararama Murthy]] -Indian poet and songwriter (d. 2010)
1937 - [[Hassan Habibi]] -Iranian lawyer and politician; 1st Vice President of Iran (d. 2013)
1938 - [[Shuji Tsurumi]] -Japanese gymnast
1939 - [[Germaine Greer]] -Australian journalist and author
1940 - [[Katharine Ross]] -American actress and author
1940 - [[Kunimitsu Takahashi]] -Japanese motorcycle racer and race car driver
1941 - [[Robin Morgan]] -American actress, journalist, and author
1942 - [[Claudine Longet]] -French-American singer, actress, and dancer
1943 - [[Désiré Letort]] -French cyclist (d. 2012)
1943 - [[Molly Meldrum]] -Australian journalist, critic, and producer
1943 - [[Pat Quinn (ice hockey)|Pat Quinn]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)
1944 - [[Andrew Loog Oldham]] -English record producer and manager
1944 - [[Patrick Lipton Robinson]] -Jamaican judge
1944 - [[Pauline van der Wildt]] -Dutch swimmer
1945 - [[Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta]] -Malian academic and politician, Prime Minister of Mali
1945 - [[Jim Nicholson (politician)|Jim Nicholson]] -Irish farmer and politician
1945 - [[Tom Selleck]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1946 - [[Bettye LaVette]] -American singer-songwriter
1947 - [[Linda B. Buck]] -American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate
1947 - [[Marián Varga]] -Slovak organist and composer
1948 - [[Raymond Keene]] -English chess player and author
1948 - [[Pat Kenny]] -Irish radio and television host
1948 - [[Cristina Saralegui]] -Cuban-American talk show host
1948 - [[Marc Singer]] -Canadian-American actor
1949 - [[Evgeny Lovchev]] -Russian footballer and manager
1949 - [[Tommy Ramone]] -Hungarian-American drummer and producer (d. 2014)
1950 - [[Ann Jillian]] -American actress and singer
1950 - [[Jody Scheckter]] -South African race car driver and sportscaster
1950 - [[Miklós Vámos]] -Hungarian talk show host and author
1951 - [[Fereydoon Forooghi]] -Iranian singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
1951 - [[Andy Roberts (cricketer)|Andy Roberts]] -Caribbean cricketer
1952 - [[Tim Healy (actor)|Tim Healy]] -English actor and singer
1953 - [[Peter Baumann]] -German keyboard player and songwriter (Tangerine Dream)
1953 - [[Caesar Cervin]] -American soccer player and coach
1953 - [[Dennis Delaney]] -American actor and playwright
1953 - [[Paul Fusco]] -American puppeteer and voice actor
1953 - [[Grażyna Szmacińska]] -Polish chess players
1953 - [[Teresa Teng]] -Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)
1953 - [[Charlie Wilson (singer)|Charlie Wilson]] -American singer-songwriter and producer
1953 - [[Hwang Woo-suk]] -South Korean veterinarian and academic
1954 - [[Christian Bjelland IV]] -Norwegian businessman and art collector
1954 - [[Yukinobu Hoshino]] -Japanese illustrator
1954 - [[Terry Kinney]] -American actor and director
1954 - [[Doug Risebrough]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1954 - [[Oprah Winfrey]] -American talk show host, actress, media entrepreneur and producer; founded Harpo Productions
1955 - [[Eddie Jordan (basketball)|Eddie Jordan]] -American basketball player and coach
1955 - [[Femi Pedro]] -Nigerian banker and politician
1956 - [[Jan Jakub Kolski]] -Polish director, screenwriter, and cinematographer
1957 - [[Julie Mellor]] -English politician
1957 - [[Grażyna Miller]] -Italian journalist and poet
1957 - [[Ron Franscell]] -American journalist and author
1958 - [[Glen Cochrane]] -Canadian ice hockey player and scout
1958 - [[Judy Norton Taylor]] -American actress and director
1958 - [[Linda Smith (comedian)|Linda Smith]] -English comedian and actress (d. 2006)
1959 - [[Mike Foligno]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1959 - [[Michael Sloane]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter
1959 - [[Nick Xenophon]] -Australian lawyer and politician
1960 - [[Matthew Ashford]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1960 - [[Gia Carangi]] -American model (d. 1986)
1960 - [[Sean Kerly]] -English field hockey player and sportscaster
1960 - [[Cho-Liang Lin]] -Taiwanese American violinist
1960 - [[Greg Louganis]] -American diver and author
1960 - [[Steve Sax]] -American baseball player and sportscaster
1960 - [[J. G. Thirlwell]] -Australian-English singer-songwriter and producer
1961 - [[Mike Aldrete]] -American baseball player and coach
1961 - [[Petra Thümer]] -German swimmer and photographer
1962 - [[Taija Rae]] -American porn actress
1962 - [[Nicholas Turturro]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1963 - [[Hardcore Holly]] -American wrestler and trainer
1963 - [[Monica Horan]] -American actress
1963 - [[Octave Octavian Teodorescu]] -Romanian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1964 - [[Roddy Frame]] -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964 - [[Andre Reed]] -American football player and sportscaster
1964 - [[Anna Ryder Richardson]] -Welsh interior designer and television host
1965 - [[Dominik Hašek]] -Czech ice hockey player
1965 - [[Peter Lundgren]] -Swedish tennis player and coach
1966 - [[Romário]] -Brazilian footballer, manager, and politician
1967 - [[Stacey King]] -American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1967 - [[Cyril Suk]] -Czech-American tennis player
1968 - [[Edward Burns]] -American actor, director, and producer
1968 - [[Susi Erdmann]] -German luger and bobsledder
1968 - [[Sora Jung]] -South Korean actress
1969 - [[Hyde (musician)|Hyde]] -Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1970 - [[Heather Graham]] -American actress, singer, and producer
1970 - [[Jörg Hoffmann (swimmer)|Jörg Hoffmann]] -German swimmer
1970 - [[Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore]] -Indian target shooter and politician
1970 - [[Paul Ryan]] -American economist and politician
1970 - [[Mohammed Yusuf (Boko Haram)|Mohammed Yusuf]] -Nigerian militant leader, founded Boko Haram (d. 2009)
1972 - [[Engin Günaydın]] -Turkish actor and screenwriter
1973 - [[Jason Schmidt]] -American baseball player
1975 - [[Sara Gilbert]] -American actress, producer, and talk show host
1976 - [[Karsten Kroon]] -Dutch cyclist
1977 - [[Justin Hartley]] -American actor
1978 - [[Rob Bironas]] -American football player (d. 2014)
1978 - [[Martin Schmitt]] -German ski jumper
1979 - [[Marvin Agustin]] -Filipino actor and singer
1979 - [[Sui Feifei]] -Chinese basketball player
1979 - [[Andrew Keegan]] -American actor and producer
1979 - [[Andreas Thorstensson]] -Swedish businessman
1980 - [[Yael Bar Zohar]] -Israeli model and actress
1980 - [[Ingimundur Ingimundarson]] -Icelandic handball player
1980 - [[Ivan Klasnić]] -Croatian footballer
1980 - [[Jason James Richter]] -American actor and producer
1981 - [[Rui En]] -Singaporean singer and actress
1981 - [[Jonny Lang]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981 - [[Darío Lopilato]] -Argentinian actor
1981 - [[Vladimir Gojković]] -Montenegrin water polo player
1981 - [[Álex Ubago]] -Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1982 - [[Wallis Bird]] -Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1982 - [[Adam Lambert]] -American singer-songwriter and actor
1982 - [[Heidi Mueller]] -American actress
1982 - [[Riff Raff (rapper)|Riff Raff]] -American rapper
1983 - [[Biagio Pagano]] -Italian footballer
1983 - [[Nedžad Sinanović]] -Bosnian basketball player
1984 - [[Natalie du Toit]] -South African swimmer
1984 - [[Nuno Morais]] -Portuguese footballer
1984 - [[Safee Sali]] -Malaysian footballer
1985 - [[Marc Gasol]] -Spanish basketball player
1985 - [[Isabel Lucas]] -Australian model and actress
1985 - [[Martynas Mažeika]] -Lithuanian basketball player
1985 - [[Athina Onassis Roussel]] -French horse rider
1986 - [[Drew Tyler Bell]] -American actor and dancer
1986 - [[Simon Vukčević]] -Montenegrin footballer
1987 - [[José Abreu (baseball)|José Abreu]] -Cuban baseball player
1987 - [[Matthew Wilson]] -English race car driver
1988 - [[Tatyana Chernova]] -Russian heptathlete
1988 - [[Stephanie Gilmore]] -Australian surfer
1988 - [[Shaleum Logan]] -English footballer
1988 - [[Aydın Yılmaz]] -Turkish footballer
1988 - [[Margarita Žernosekova]] -Estonian footballer
1989 - [[Kevin Shattenkirk]] -American ice hockey player
1993 - [[Michelle Larcher de Brito]] -Portuguese tennis player
1993 - [[Kyary Pamyu Pamyu]] -Japanese singer and model
1994 - [[Lucas Hufnagel]] -German footballer
1994 - [[Ayane Sakura]] -Japanese voice actress
1996 - [[Nora Foss al-Jabri]] -Iraqi-Norwegian singer
1996 - [[Juho Lammikko]] -Finnish ice hockey player
1998 - [[Mion Mukaichi]] -Japanese idol, singer, and actress (AKB48)
History of Deaths
702 - [[Princess Ōku]] -Japanese princess (b. 661)
1119 - [[Pope Gelasius II]] -(b. 1060)
1342 - [[Louis I, Duke of Bourbon]] -(b. 1279)
1597 - [[Elias Ammerbach]] -German organist and composer (b. 1530)
1608 - [[Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg]] -(b. 1557)
1647 - [[Francis Meres]] -English author (b. 1565)
1678 - [[Jerónimo Lobo]] -Portuguese missionary and author (b. 1593)
1706 - [[Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset]] -English poet and courtier (b. 1638)
1737 - [[George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney]] -Scottish-English field marshal and politician; List of colonial governors of Virginia|Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1666)
1743 - [[André-Hercule de Fleury]] -French cardinal (b. 1653)
1763 - [[Louis Racine]] -French poet (b. 1692)
1820 - [[George III of the United Kingdom]] -(b. 1738)
1829 - [[Paul François Jean Nicolas, vicomte de Barras]] -French politician (b. 1755)
1829 - [[István Pauli]] -Hungarian-Slovenian priest and poet (b. 1760)
1870 - [[Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany]] -(b. 1797)
1871 - [[Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé]] -Canadian author (b. 1786)
1888 - [[Edward Lear]] -English author, poet, and illustrator (b. 1812)
1899 - [[Alfred Sisley]] -French-English painter (b. 1839)
1906 - [[Christian IX of Denmark]] -(b. 1818)
1928 - [[Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig]] -Scottish field marshal (b. 1861)
1933 - [[Sara Teasdale]] -American poet (b. 1884)
1934 - [[Fritz Haber]] -Polish-German chemist and engineer; Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)
1941 - [[Ioannis Metaxas]] -Greek general and politician, 130th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1871)
1944 - [[William Allen White]] -American journalist and author (b. 1868)
1946 - [[Harry Hopkins]] -American politician, 8th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1890)
1948 - [[Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta]] -(b. 1900)
1950 - [[Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah]] -Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1885)
1951 - [[Frank Tarrant]] -Australian cricketer and umpire (b. 1880)
1956 - [[H. L. Mencken]] -American journalist and critic (b. 1880)
1959 - [[Winifred Brunton]] -South African painter and illustrator (b. 1880)
1961 - [[John F. O'Ryan]] -American general, lawyer, and politician (b. 1874)
1962 - [[Fritz Kreisler]] -Austrian-American violinist and composer (b. 1875)
1963 - [[Robert Frost]] -American poet and playwright (b. 1874)
1964 - [[Alan Ladd]] -American actor and producer (b. 1913)
1966 - [[Pierre Mercure]] -Canadian bassoon player and composer (b. 1927)
1969 - [[Allen Welsh Dulles]] -American banker, lawyer, and diplomat; 5th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1893)
1970 - [[B. H. Liddell Hart]] -French-English soldier, historian, and journalist (b. 1895)
1975 - [[Orestis Makris]] -Greek actor and tenor (b. 1898)
1977 - [[Buster Nupen]] -South African cricketer and lawyer (b. 1902)
1977 - [[Freddie Prinze]] -American comedian and actor (b. 1954)
1980 - [[Jimmy Durante]] -American actor, singer, and pianist (b. 1893)
1986 - [[Leif Erickson (actor)|Leif Erickson]] -American actor and singer (b. 1911)
1987 - [[Emvin Cremona]] -Maltese artist (b. 1919)
1989 - [[Halina Konopacka]] -Polish discus thrower and poet (b. 1900)
1991 - [[Yasushi Inoue]] -Japanese author and poet (b. 1907)
1992 - [[Willie Dixon]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1915)
1993 - [[Adetokunbo Ademola]] -Nigerian lawyer and jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of Nigeria (b. 1906)
1994 - [[Ulrike Maier]] -Austrian skier (b. 1967)
1999 - [[Lili St. Cyr]] -American model and dancer (b. 1918)
2002 - [[Harold Russell]] -Canadian-American soldier and actor (b. 1914)
2003 - [[Frank Moss (politician)|Frank Moss]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1911)
2004 - [[Janet Frame]] -New Zealand author and poet (b. 1924)
2004 - [[M. M. Kaye]] -Indian-English author and playwright (b. 1908)
2005 - [[Ephraim Kishon]] -Israeli author, screenwriter, and director (b. 1924)
2006 - [[Nam June Paik]] -Korean-American artist (b. 1932)
2007 - [[Dia Abdul Zahra Kadim]] -Iraqi cult leader (b. 1970)
2008 - [[Raymond Jacobs]] -American marine, member of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (b. 1925)
2008 - [[Bengt Lindström]] -Swedish painter and sculptor (b. 1925)
2008 - [[Margaret Truman]] -American singer and author (b. 1924)
2009 - [[Hélio Gracie]] -Brazilian martial artist (b. 1913)
2009 - [[John Martyn]] -English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)
2011 - [[Milton Babbitt]] -American composer, educator, and theorist (b. 1916)
2012 - [[Ranjit Singh Dyal]] -Indian general and politician; 10th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry (b. 1928)
2012 - [[Oscar Luigi Scalfaro]] -Italian lawyer and politician, 9th President of Italy (b. 1918)
2012 - [[Camilla Williams]] -American soprano and educator (b. 1919)
2013 - [[Said al-Muragha]] -Palestinian colonel (b. 1927)
2013 - [[Frank Hahn]] -German-English economist and academic (b. 1925)
2013 - [[Anselm Hollo]] -Finnish-American poet and academic (b. 1934)
2013 - [[Butch Morris]] -American cornet player, composer, and conductor (b. 1947)
2014 - [[François Cavanna]] -French journalist and author (b. 1923)
2014 - [[Lars Andreas Larssen]] -Norwegian actor (b. 1935)
2015 - [[Taeko Kono]] -Japanese author and critic (b. 1926)
2015 - [[Colleen McCullough]] -Australian neuroscientist, author (''The Thorn Birds'') and academic (b. 1937)
2015 - [[Rod McKuen]] -American singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1933)
2015 - [[Kel Nagle]] -Australian golfer (b. 1920)
2015 - [[Alexander Vraciu]] -American commander and pilot (b. 1918)