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Day History: January-30

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Events History


1018 - [[Poland]] -and the Holy Roman Empire conclude the Peace of Bautzen.

1607 - [[Bristol Channel]] -and Severn Estuary in England are destroyed by Bristol Channel floods, 1607|massive flooding, resulting in an estimated 2,000 deaths.

1648 - [[Eighty Years' War]] -The Peace of Münster|Treaty of Münster and Osnabrück is signed, ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain.

1649 - [[Charles I of England]] -is beheaded.

1661 - [[Oliver Cromwell]] -Lord Protector#Cromwellian republican Commonwealth|Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is posthumous execution|ritually executed more than two years after his death, on the 12th anniversary of the execution of Charles I of England|the monarch he himself deposed.

1667 - [[Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth]] -cedes Kiev, Smolensk, and left-bank Ukraine to the Tsardom of Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo.

1703 - [[Forty-seven Ronin]] -under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master.

1789 - [[Tây Sơn dynasty|Tây Sơn]] -forces Battle of Ngọc Hồi-Đống Đa|emerge victorious against Qing dynasty|Qing armies and liberate the capital Thăng Long.

1790 - [[Lifeboat (rescue)|lifeboat]] -is tested on the River Tyne.

1806 - [[Lower Trenton Bridge]] -(also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania|Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.

1820 - [[Edward Bransfield]] -sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.

1826 - [[Menai Suspension Bridge]] -considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.

1835 - [[Richard Lawrence (failed assassin)|Richard Lawrence]] -attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen as well as Jackson himself.

1841 - [[Mayagüez, Puerto Rico]] -

1847 - [[Yerba Buena, California|Yerba Buena]] -California is renamed San Francisco.

1858 - [[Manchester]] -England, marking the official founding of The Hallé orchestra as a full-time, professional orchestra.

1862 - [[ironclad warship]] -the {{USS|Monitor}} is launched.

1889 - [[Archduke]] -Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austria-Hungary|Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in the Mayerling Incident|Mayerling.

1902 - [[Anglo-Japanese Alliance]] -is signed in London.

1908 - [[Mahatma Gandhi|Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi]] -is released from prison by Jan C. Smuts after being tried and sentenced to two months in jail earlier in the month.

1911 - [[airplane]] -rescue at sea saving the life of John Alexander Douglas McCurdy|Douglas McCurdy ten miles from Havana, Cuba.

1911 - [[Royal Canadian Navy]] -

1913 - [[House of Lords]] -rejects the Government of Ireland Act 1914|Irish Home Rule Bill.

1925 - [[Turkey]] -throws Constantine VI of Constantinople|Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul.

1933 - [[Adolf Hitler]] -Machtergreifung|is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany (German Reich)|Chancellor of Germany.

1942 - [[World War II]] -Empire of Japan|Japanese forces Battle of Ambon|invade the island of Ambon Island|Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.

1943 - [[Battle of Rennell Island]] -The {{USS|Chicago|CA-29|6}} is sunk and a U.S. destroyer is heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes.

1944 - [[Battle of Cisterna]] -part of Operation Shingle, begins in central Italy.

1944 - [[Majuro]] -Marshall Islands.

1945 - [[KdF Ship Wilhelm Gustloff|Wilhelm Gustloff]] -', overfilled with German refugees, sinks in the Baltic Sea after being torpedoed by a Soviet Union|Soviet submarine, killing approximately 9,500 people in what is the deadliest known maritime disaster.

1945 - [[Raid at Cabanatuan]] -One hundred twenty-six American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied prisoners from the Japanese-controlled Cabanatuan POW camp.

1948 - [[Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi|assassinated]] -by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.

1956 - [[Martin Luther King, Jr.]] -s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

1959 - [[iceberg]] -on her maiden voyage and sinks, killing all 95 aboard.

1960 - [[African National Party]] -is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.

1964 - [[Ranger program]] -Ranger 6 is launched.

1964 - [[Nguyễn Khánh]] -1964 South Vietnamese coup|overthrows General Dương Văn Minh's military junta in South Vietnam.

1965 - [[Winston Churchill]] -s funeral, the biggest in the United Kingdom up to that point.

1968 - [[Vietnam War]] -Tet Offensive launch by forces of the Viet Cong and People's Army of Vietnam|North Vietnamese Army against South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies.

1969 - [[The Beatles]] -last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.

1971 - [[Carole King]] -s ''Tapestry (Carole King album)|Tapestry'' album is released to become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.

1972 - [[The Troubles]] -Bloody Sunday (1972)|Bloody Sunday: Parachute Regiment (United Kingdom)|British Paratroopers open fire on and kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti-internment marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland.

1972 - [[Pakistan]] -withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.

1975 - [[Monitor National Marine Sanctuary]] -is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.

1979 - [[Varig]] -Boeing 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Varig Flight 820|Flight 820, 1979 Boeing 707-323C disappearance|disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.

1982 - [[Richard Skrenta]] -writes the first PC Computer virus|virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple Inc.|Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".

1989 - [[embassy]] -in Kabul, Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.

1994 - [[Péter Lékó]] -becomes the youngest chess grandmaster.

1995 - [[National Institutes of Health]] -announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.

2000 - [[Ivory Coast]] -Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.

2003 - [[Belgium|Kingdom of Belgium]] -officially recognizes same-sex marriages.

2013 - [[Naro-1]] -becomes the first Launch vehicle|carrier rocket launched by South Korea.

Famous Birthdays


58 - [[Livia]] -Roman wife of Augustus (d. 29)

133 - [[Didius Julianus]] -Roman emperor (d. 193)

1563 - [[Franciscus Gomarus]] -Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1641)

1615 - [[Thomas Rolfe]] -American son of Pocahontas (d. 1675)

1661 - [[Charles Rollin]] -French historian and educator (d. 1741)

1697 - [[Johann Joachim Quantz]] -German flute player and composer (d. 1773)

1703 - [[François Bigot]] -French politician (d. 1778)

1720 - [[Charles De Geer]] -Swedish entomologist and archaeologist (d. 1778)

1754 - [[John Lansing, Jr.]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1829)

1775 - [[Walter Savage Landor]] -English poet and author (d. 1864)

1781 - [[Adelbert von Chamisso]] -German botanist and poet (d. 1838)

1816 - [[Nathaniel P. Banks]] -American general and politician, 24th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1894)

1822 - [[Franz Ritter von Hauer]] -Austrian geologist and curator (d. 1899)

1832 - [[Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier]] -(d. 1897)

1841 - [[Félix Faure]] -French politician, 7th President of France (d. 1899)

1846 - [[Angela of the Cross]] -Spanish nun and saint (d. 1932)

1852 - [[Ion Luca Caragiale]] -Romanian playwright and poet (d. 1912)

1859 - [[Tony Mullane]] -Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1944)

1861 - [[Charles Martin Loeffler]] -French-American violinist and composer (d. 1935)

1862 - [[Walter Damrosch]] -German-American conductor and composer (d. 1950)

1864 - [[James Mitchel]] -Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1921)

1866 - [[Gelett Burgess]] -American author, poet, and critic (d. 1951)

1875 - [[Walter Middelberg]] -Dutch rower (d. 1944)

1878 - [[Anton Hansen Tammsaare]] -Estonian author (d. 1940)

1882 - [[Franklin D. Roosevelt]] -American lawyer and politician; 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)

1883 - [[Peeter Süda]] -Estonian organist and composer (d. 1920)

1889 - [[Jaishankar Prasad]] -Indian poet and playwright (d. 1937)

1890 - [[Bruno Kastner]] -German actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1932)

1894 - [[Boris III of Bulgaria]] -(d. 1943)

1899 - [[Max Theiler]] -South African-American virologist and academic; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)

1901 - [[Rudolf Caracciola]] -German race car driver (d. 1959)

1902 - [[Nikolaus Pevsner]] -German-English historian and scholar (d. 1983)

1910 - [[Chidambaram Subramaniam]] -Indian lawyer and politician, Minister of Defence (India)|Indian Minister of Defence (d. 2000)

1911 - [[Roy Eldridge]] -American trumpet player (d. 1989)

1912 - [[Werner Hartmann (physicist)|Werner Hartmann]] -German physicist and academic (d. 1988)

1912 - [[Francis Schaeffer]] -American pastor and theologian (d. 1984)

1912 - [[Barbara W. Tuchman]] -American historian and author (d. 1989)

1913 - [[Alfrēds Riekstiņš]] -Latvian military officer and freedom fighter (d. 1952)

1913 - [[Amrita Sher-Gil]] -Hungarian-Indian painter (d. 1941)

1913 - [[Percy Thrower]] -English gardener and television host (d. 1988)

1914 - [[Luc-Marie Bayle]] -French commander and painter (d. 2000)

1914 - [[John Ireland (actor)|John Ireland]] -Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1992)

1914 - [[David Wayne]] -American actor and singer (d. 1995)

1915 - [[Joachim Peiper]] -German SS officer (d. 1976)

1915 - [[John Profumo]] -English soldier and politician; Secretary of State for War (d. 2006)

1917 - [[Paul Frère]] -Belgian race car driver and journalist (d. 2008)

1918 - [[David Opatoshu]] -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)

1919 - [[Nikolay Glazkov]] -Russian actor and poet (d. 1979)

1919 - [[Fred Korematsu]] -American activist (d. 2005)

1920 - [[Michael Anderson (director)|Michael Anderson]] -English director and producer

1920 - [[Carwood Lipton]] -American lieutenant (d. 2001)

1920 - [[Delbert Mann]] -American director and producer (d. 2007)

1922 - [[Dick Martin (comedian)|Dick Martin]] -American comedian, actor, and director (d. 2008)

1923 - [[Marianne Ferber]] -Czech-American economist and author (d. 2013)

1924 - [[S. N. Goenka]] -Burmese-Indian teacher of Vipassanā meditation (d. 2013)

1924 - [[Lloyd Alexander]] -American soldier and author (d. 2007)

1925 - [[Douglas Engelbart]] -American computer scientist; invented the Mouse (computing)|computer mouse (d. 2013)

1925 - [[Dorothy Malone]] -American actress

1927 - [[Ahmed Abdul-Malik]] -American bassist and oud player (d. 1993)

1927 - [[Olof Palme]] -Swedish captain and politician, 26th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1986)

1929 - [[Lois Hole]] -Canadian politician, author, businesswoman, academician and professional gardener (d. 2005)

1929 - [[Lucille Teasdale-Corti]] -Canadian-Italian physician and humanitarian (d. 1996)

1930 - [[Samuel Byck]] -American criminal (d. 1974)

1930 - [[Gene Hackman]] -American actor and author

1930 - [[Jānis Krūmiņš]] -Latvian basketball player (d. 1994)

1930 - [[Magnus Malan]] -South African general and politician; Minister of Defence (South Africa)|South African Minister of Defence (d. 2011)

1931 - [[John Crosbie]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 34th Minister of Justice (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Justice

1931 - [[Shirley Hazzard]] -Australian author

1932 - [[Knock Yokoyama]] -Japanese comedian and politician (d. 2007)

1934 - [[Tammy Grimes]] -American actress, singer and dancer

1935 - [[Richard Brautigan]] -American author and poet (d. 1984)

1935 - [[Elsa Martinelli]] -Italian model and actress

1936 - [[Horst Jankowski]] -German pianist and composer (d. 1998)

1937 - [[Vanessa Redgrave]] -English actress, singer, and producer

1937 - [[Boris Spassky]] -Russian chess player

1938 - [[Islam Karimov]] -Uzbek politician; 1st President of Uzbekistan

1940 - [[Mitch Murray]] -English songwriter and producer

1941 - [[Gregory Benford]] -American astrophysicist and author

1941 - [[Dick Cheney]] -American politician, 46th Vice President of the United States

1941 - [[Tineke Lagerberg]] -Dutch swimmer

1942 - [[Marty Balin]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1943 - [[Davey Johnson]] -American baseball player and manager

1944 - [[Lynn Harrell]] -American cellist and academic

1944 - [[Colin Rimer]] -English lawyer and judge

1944 - [[Gad Tsobari]] -Israeli wrestler

1945 - [[Michael Dorris]] -American author and scholar (d. 1997)

1945 - [[Boots Anson-Roa]] -Filipino actress

1946 - [[John Bird (entrepreneur)|John Bird]] -English publisher; founded ''The Big Issue''

1947 - [[Les Barker]] -English poet and author

1947 - [[Małgorzata Braunek]] -Polish actress (d. 2014)

1947 - [[Steve Marriott]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (d. 1991)

1948 - [[Nick Broomfield]] -English director and producer

1948 - [[Paul Magee]] -Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer

1948 - [[Miles Reid]] -English mathematician and academic

1949 - [[Peter Agre]] -American physician and biologist; Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1949 - [[Jaak Salumets]] -Estonian basketball player and coach

1950 - [[Susan Gottesman]] -American microbiologist

1950 - [[Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar]] -Ghanaian-American scholar and theologian

1950 - [[Leili Pärnpuu]] -Estonian chess player

1950 - [[Trinidad Silva]] -American actor (d. 1988)

1951 - [[Phil Collins]] -English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Genesis (band)|Genesis, Brand X, and Flaming Youth (band)|Flaming Youth)

1951 - [[Charles S. Dutton]] -American actor and director

1951 - [[Bobby Stokes]] -English footballer (d. 1995)

1952 - [[Doug Falconer (Canadian football)|Doug Falconer]] -Canadian football player and producer

1953 - [[Fred Hembeck]] -American author and illustrator

1955 - [[John Baldacci]] -American politician, 73rd Governor of Maine

1955 - [[Tom Izzo]] -American basketball player and coach

1955 - [[Curtis Strange]] -American golfer and sportscaster

1955 - [[Mychal Thompson]] -Bahamian basketball player and sportscaster

1956 - [[Jeremy Gittins]] -English actor

1956 - [[Darko Rundek]] -Croatian-French singer-songwriter and actor

1956 - [[Keiichi Tsuchiya]] -Japanese race car driver and radio host

1957 - [[Polly Horvath]] -American-Canadian author

1957 - [[Payne Stewart]] -American golfer (d. 1999)

1958 - [[Brett Butler (actress)|Brett Butler]] -American actress and producer

1959 - [[Cynthia Carter]] -Welsh journalist, author, and academic

1959 - [[Mark Eitzel]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1959 - [[Jody Watley]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1960 - [[Gerald Finley]] -Canadian opera singer

1960 - [[Tony O'Dell]] -American actor

1961 - [[Dexter Scott King]] -American actor and activist

1963 - [[Daphne Ashbrook]] -American actress

1963 - [[Tina Malone]] -English actress, director, and producer

1964 - [[Otis Smith (basketball)|Otis Smith]] -American basketball player, coach, and manager

1965 - [[Julie McCullough]] -American model and actress

1966 - [[Neal Chase]] -American educator

1966 - [[Danielle Goyette]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1967 - [[Jay Gordon]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1968 - [[Trevor Dunn]] -American bass player and songwriter

1968 - [[Tony Maudsley]] -English actor

1969 - [[Carolyn Kepcher]] -American businesswoman

1971 - [[Darren Boyd]] -English actor and screenwriter

1971 - [[Kimo von Oelhoffen]] -American football player

1972 - [[Lupillo Rivera]] -Mexican-American singer-songwriter

1972 - [[Chris Simon]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1972 - [[Zoren Legaspi]] -Filipino actor

1973 - [[Jalen Rose]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1974 - [[Christian Bale]] -Welsh-American actor

1974 - [[Olivia Colman]] -English actress and singer

1974 - [[Jemima Khan]] -English journalist and activist

1974 - [[Alvin Elchico]] -Filipino journalist

1975 - [[Dark Ozz]] -Mexican wrestler

1975 - [[Juninho Pernambucano]] -Brazilian footballer

1975 - [[Yumi Yoshimura]] -Japanese singer and actress (Puffy AmiYumi)

1976 - [[Andy Milonakis]] -American actor and rapper (Three Loco)

1977 - [[Dan Hinote]] -American ice hockey player and coach

1977 - [[Tom Malchow]] -American swimmer

1977 - [[Deltha O'Neal]] -American football player

1978 - [[Carmen Küng]] -Swiss curler

1978 - [[John Patterson (pitcher)|John Patterson]] -American baseball player

1979 - [[Trevor Gillies]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1979 - [[Tarmo Jallai]] -Estonian hurdler

1979 - [[Jaak Urmet]] -Estonian author and poet

1980 - [[João Soares de Almeida Neto]] -Brazilian footballer

1980 - [[Leilani Dowding]] -English model and actress

1980 - [[Josh Kelley]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1980 - [[Georgios Vakouftsis]] -Greek footballer

1980 - [[Wilmer Valderrama]] -American actor and producer

1981 - [[Jonathan Bender]] -American basketball player

1981 - [[Dimitar Berbatov]] -Bulgarian footballer

1981 - [[Peter Crouch]] -English footballer

1981 - [[Mathias Lauda]] -Austrian race car driver

1982 - [[Jorge Cantú]] -Mexican baseball player

1982 - [[DeSagana Diop]] -Senegalese basketball player

1982 - [[Mark Nwokeji]] -English footballer

1983 - [[Ben Maher]] -English horse rider

1983 - [[Rockstar Spud]] -English wrestler

1984 - [[Kid Cudi]] -American rapper, producer, and actor

1984 - [[Jeremy Hermida]] -American baseball player

1985 - [[Torrey Mitchell]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1985 - [[Trae Williams]] -American football player

1986 - [[Nick Evans (baseball)|Nick Evans]] -American baseball player

1987 - [[Lance Franklin]] -Australian footballer

1987 - [[Rebecca Knox]] -Irish wrestler

1987 - [[Phil Lester]] -English radio host and blogger

1987 - [[Renato Santos]] -Brazilian footballer

1987 - [[Arda Turan]] -Turkish footballer

1988 - [[Maksim Krychanov]] -Russian footballer

1988 - [[Rob Pinkston]] -American actor and director

1989 - [[Khleo]] -American actor and rapper

1989 - [[Tomás Mejías]] -Spanish footballer

1989 - [[Baek Sung-hyun]] -South Korean actor

1990 - [[Joe Colborne]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1990 - [[Eiza González]] -Mexican singer-songwriter and actress

1990 - [[Nils Miatke]] -German footballer

1990 - [[Luca Sbisa]] -Swiss ice hockey player

1990 - [[Jake Thomas]] -American actor

1990 - [[Fille Cainglet]] -Filipino volleyball player

1990 - [[Mitchell Starc]] -Australian cricketer

1990 - [[Andrew McCullough]] -Australian rugby league footballer

1991 - [[Stefan Elliott]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1995 - [[Misaki Iwasa]] -Japanese singer

1995 - [[Viktoria Komova]] -Russian gymnast

1995 - [[Thia Megia]] -American singer

1995 - [[Víctor Sánchez (baseball)|Víctor Sánchez]] -Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2015)

2005 - [[Prince Hashem bin Al-Abdullah]] -of Jordan

History of Deaths


680 - [[Balthild]] -Frankish queen (b. 626)

1030 - [[William V, Duke of Aquitaine]] -(b. 969)

1181 - [[Emperor Takakura]] -of Japan (b. 1161)

1240 - [[Pelagio Galvani]] -Leonese cardinal (b. 1165)

1384 - [[Louis II, Count of Flanders]] -(b. 1330)

1574 - [[Damião de Góis]] -Portuguese historian and philosopher (b. 1502)

1606 - [[Everard Digby]] -English conspirator (b. 1578)

1649 - [[Charles I of England]] -(b. 1600)

1730 - [[Peter II of Russia]] -(b. 1715)

1836 - [[Betsy Ross]] -American seamstress, designed the Flag of the United States|American Flag (b. 1752)

1849 - [[Jonathan Alder]] -American farmer (b. 1773)

1858 - [[Coenraad Jacob Temminck]] -Dutch zoologist and ornithologist (b. 1778)

1867 - [[Emperor Kōmei]] -of Japan (b. 1831)

1869 - [[William Carleton]] -Irish author (b. 1794)

1881 - [[Arthur O'Shaughnessy]] -English poet and herpetologist (b. 1844)

1889 - [[Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria]] -(b. 1858)

1926 - [[Barbara La Marr]] -American actress and screenwriter (b. 1896)

1928 - [[Johannes Fibiger]] -Danish physician and academic; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)

1929 - [[La Goulue]] -French model and dancer (b. 1866)

1934 - [[Frank Nelson Doubleday]] -American publisher; founded the Doubleday (publisher)|Doubleday Publishing Company (b. 1862)

1937 - [[Alfred Grütter]] -Swiss target shooter (b. 1860)

1947 - [[Frederick Blackman]] -British plant physiologist (b. 1866)

1948 - [[Arthur Coningham (RAF officer)|Arthur Coningham]] -Australian air marshal (b. 1895)

1948 - [[Mahatma Gandhi]] -Indian lawyer, philosopher, and activist (b. 1869)

1948 - [[Wright brothers|Orville Wright]] -American pilot and engineer; co-founded the Wright Company (b. 1871)

1951 - [[Ferdinand Porsche]] -Austrian-German engineer and businessman; founded Porsche (b. 1875)

1958 - [[Jean Crotti]] -Swiss painter (b. 1878)

1958 - [[Ernst Heinkel]] -German engineer and businessman; founded the Heinkel|Heinkel Aircraft Company (b. 1888)

1962 - [[Manuel de Abreu]] -Brazilian physician and engineer (b. 1894)

1963 - [[Francis Poulenc]] -French pianist and composer (b. 1899)

1966 - [[Jaan Hargel]] -Estonian flute player, conductor, and educator (b. 1912)

1968 - [[Makhanlal Chaturvedi]] -Indian poet, playwright, and journalist (b. 1889)

1969 - [[Dominique Pire]] -Belgian friar; Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

1980 - [[Professor Longhair]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1918)

1982 - [[Lightnin' Hopkins]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1912)

1984 - [[Luke Kelly]] -Irish singer and banjo player (The Dubliners) (b. 1940)

1984 - [[Lee McCall]] -South African criminal (b. 1950)

1987 - [[Harold Loeffelmacher]] -American singer and bandleader (b. 1905)

1989 - [[Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz]] -(b. 1936)

1991 - [[John Bardeen]] -American physicist and engineer; Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)

1991 - [[Clifton C. Edom]] -American photographer and educator (b. 1907)

1991 - [[John McIntire]] -American actor (b. 1907)

1994 - [[Pierre Boulle]] -French author (b. 1912)

1995 - [[Gerald Durrell]] -Indian-English zookeeper, author, and television host (b. 1925)

1998 - [[Richard Cassilly]] -American tenor and actor (b. 1927)

1999 - [[Huntz Hall]] -American actor and singer (b. 1919)

1999 - [[Ed Herlihy]] -American journalist and actor (b. 1909)

2001 - [[Jean-Pierre Aumont]] -French actor and screenwriter (b. 1911)

2001 - [[Johnnie Johnson (RAF officer)|Johnnie Johnson]] -English air marshal and pilot (b. 1915)

2001 - [[Joseph Ransohoff]] -American surgeon and educator (b. 1915)

2005 - [[Martyn Bennett]] -Canadian-Scottish violinist (b. 1971)

2005 - [[Wes Wehmiller]] -American bass player (b. 1971)

2006 - [[Coretta Scott King]] -American author and activist (b. 1927)

2007 - [[Nikos Kourkoulos]] -Greek actor (b. 1934)

2007 - [[Sidney Sheldon]] -American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)

2008 - [[Marcial Maciel]] -Mexican priest, founded the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi (b. 1920)

2009 - [[H. Guy Hunt]] -American soldier, pastor, and politician; 49th Governor of Alabama (b. 1933)

2009 - [[Ingemar Johansson]] -Swedish boxer (b. 1932)

2009 - [[Neiliezhü Üsou]] -Indian preacher and theologian (b. 1941)

2010 - [[Fadil Ferati]] -Kosovar accountant and politician (b. 1960)

2011 - [[John Barry (composer)|John Barry]] -English composer and conductor (b. 1933)

2011 - [[Charles Nolan]] -American fashion designer (b. 1957)

2012 - [[Abdelhamid Mehri]] -Algerian soldier and politician (b. 1926)

2012 - [[Doeschka Meijsing]] -Dutch author (b. 1947)

2013 - [[Gamal al-Banna]] -Egyptian author and scholar (b. 1920)

2013 - [[Patty Andrews]] -American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (b. 1918)

2013 - [[George Witt]] -American baseball player and coach (b. 1931)

2014 - [[Jean Babilée]] -French dancer and choreographer (b. 1923)

2014 - [[Stefan Bałuk]] -Polish general (b. 1914)

2014 - [[William Motzing]] -American composer and conductor (b. 1937)

2014 - [[Arthur Rankin, Jr.]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)

2015 - [[Carl Djerassi]] -Austrian-American chemist, author, and playwright (b. 1923)

2015 - [[Geraldine McEwan]] -English actress (b. 1932)

2015 - [[Gerrit Voorting]] -Dutch cyclist (b. 1923)

2015 - [[Zhelyu Zhelev]] -Bulgarian philosopher and politician; 2nd List of heads of state of Bulgaria|President of Bulgaria (b. 1935)

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