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Day History: January-4

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Events History


46 - [[Julius Caesar]] -defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina.

871 - [[Battle of Reading (871)|Battle of Reading]] -Æthelred of Wessex fights, and is defeated by, a Danish invasion army.

1490 - [[Anne of Brittany]] -announces that all those who would ally with the List of French monarchs|King of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lèse-majesté.

1642 - [[Charles I of England]] -sends soldiers to arrest members of Parliament of England|Parliament, commencing England's slide into English Civil War|civil war.

1649 - [[Rump Parliament]] -votes to put Charles I on trial.

1717 - [[Dutch Republic|Netherlands]] -Kingdom of Great Britain|Great Britain, and France sign the Triple Alliance (1717)|Triple Alliance.

1762 - [[Naples]] -

1798 - [[Constantine Hangerli]] -arrives in Bucharest, Wallachia, as its new Prince of Wallachia|Prince, invested by the Ottoman Empire.

1847 - [[Samuel Colt]] -sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.

1853 - [[Solomon Northrup]] -regains his freedom; his memoir ''12 Years a Slave'' later becomes a national bestseller.

1854 - [[Heard Island and McDonald Islands|McDonald Islands]] -are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the ''Samarang''.

1863 - [[New Apostolic Church]] -a Christian and Premillennialism|chiliastic church, is established in Hamburg, Germany.

1865 - [[New York Stock Exchange]] -opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.

1878 - [[Sofia]] -is emancipated from Ottoman Empire|Ottoman rule.

1884 - [[Fabian Society]] -is founded in London|London, England, United Kingdom.

1889 - [[Oklahoma Land Run]] -opens 2 million acres of unused Oklahoma Territory to first serve first come settlers on April 22.

1896 - [[Utah]] -is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.

1903 - [[Topsy (elephant)|Topsy]] -an elephant, is electrocuted by the owners of Luna Park, Coney Island (1903)|Luna Park, Coney Island. Thomas Edison's movie company shoots the film ''Electrocuting an Elephant'' of the execution.

1912 - [[The Scout Association]] -is incorporated throughout the British Empire by royal charter.

1944 - [[World War II]] -Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.

1948 - [[Burma]] -gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

1951 - [[Korean War]] -Chinese and North Korean forces Third Battle of Seoul|capture Seoul.

1955 - [[National Radical Union]] -is formed by Konstantinos Karamanlis.

1958 - [[Sputnik 1]] -' falls to Earth from orbit.

1959 - [[Luna 1]] -' becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.

1965 - [[Lyndon B. Johnson]] -proclaims his "Great Society" during his State of the Union address.

1966 - [[French Upper Volta|Upper Volta]] -(later Burkina Faso), dissolving the National Parliament and leading to a new national constitution.

1970 - [[1970 Tonghai earthquake|magnitude 7.7 earthquake]] -strikes Tonghai County, China, killing at least 15,000 people.

1972 - [[Rose Heilbron]] -becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, England.

1974 - [[Richard Nixon]] -refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate scandal|Watergate Committee.

1976 - [[The Troubles]] -The Ulster Volunteer Force Reavey and O'Dowd killings|shoots dead six Irish Catholic civilians in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The next day, gunmen Kingsmill massacre|shoot dead ten Protestant civilians nearby in retaliation.

1987 - [[1987 Maryland train collision]] -An Amtrak train ''en route'' to Boston from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people.

1989 - [[Gulf of Sidra incident (1989)|Second Gulf of Sidra incident]] -a pair of Libyan Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23|MiG-23 "Floggers" are shot down by a pair of US Navy Grumman F-14 Tomcat|F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.

1990 - [[Sukkur rail disaster|collides with an empty freight train]] -resulting in 307 deaths and 700 injuries.

1998 - [[Wilaya of Relizane massacres of 4 January 1998|Wilaya of Relizane massacres]] -in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.

1998 - [[North American Ice Storm of 1998|A massive ice storm]] -hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.

1999 - [[Jesse Ventura]] -is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.

2000 - [[Røros Line]] -Åsta accident|collide in Åsta, Norway, resulting in an explosive fire and 19 deaths.

2004 - [[Spirit rover|''Spirit'']] -a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 Coordinated Universal Time|UTC.

2004 - [[Mikheil Saakashvili]] -is Georgian presidential election, 2004|elected President of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution.

2006 - [[Prime Minister of Israel|Prime Minister]] -Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

2007 - [[110th United States Congress]] -convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives|Speaker of the House in U.S. history.

2010 - [[Burj Khalifa]] -the world's tallest building, is officially opened.

2013 - [[Kawit shooting|kills eight people]] -in a house-to-house rampage in Kawit, Cavite|Kawit, the Philippines.

Famous Birthdays


1077 - [[Emperor Zhezong of Song]] -(d. 1100)

1334 - [[Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy]] -(d. 1383)

1581 - [[James Ussher]] -Irish archbishop (d. 1656)

1664 - [[Lars Roberg]] -Swedish physician and academic (d. 1742)

1672 - [[Hugh Boulter]] -Anglo-Irish archbishop (d. 1742)

1710 - [[Giovanni Battista Pergolesi]] -Italian composer, violinist, and organist (d. 1736)

1720 - [[Johann Friedrich Agricola]] -German organist and composer (d. 1774)

1785 - [[Jacob Grimm]] -German author and philologist (d. 1863)

1809 - [[Louis Braille]] -French educator, invented Braille (d. 1852)

1813 - [[Isaac Pitman]] -English linguist and educator (d. 1897)

1832 - [[George Tryon]] -English admiral (d. 1893)

1838 - [[General Tom Thumb]] -American circus performer (d. 1883)

1839 - [[Carl Humann]] -German archaeologist, architect, and engineer (d. 1896)

1842 - [[Frederic T. Greenhalge]] -American politician, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)

1848 - [[Katsura Tarō]] -Japanese general and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)

1858 - [[Carter Glass]] -American publisher and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1946)

1869 - [[Tommy Corcoran (baseball)|Tommy Corcoran]] -American baseball player and umpire (d. 1960)

1870 - [[Percy Pitt]] -English organist and conductor (d. 1932)

1872 - [[Rose and Ottilie Sutro|Ottilie Sutro]] -American pianist (d. 1970)

1872 - [[Albert Tyler (athlete)|Albert Tyler]] -American pole vaulter (d. 1945)

1874 - [[Josef Suk (composer)|Josef Suk]] -Czech violinist and composer (d. 1935)

1877 - [[Marsden Hartley]] -American painter (d. 1943)

1878 - [[A. E. Coppard]] -English poet and author (d. 1957)

1878 - [[Rosa Grünberg]] -Swedish actress and soprano (d. 1960)

1878 - [[Augustus John]] -Welsh painter and illustrator (d. 1961)

1881 - [[Wilhelm Lehmbruck]] -German sculptor (d. 1919)

1881 - [[Patrick Ryan (athlete)|Patrick Ryan]] -Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1964)

1882 - [[Aristarkh Lentulov]] -Russian painter and set designer (d. 1943)

1883 - [[Max Eastman]] -American author and poet (d. 1969)

1883 - [[Johanna Westerdijk]] -Dutch plant pathologist (d. 1961)

1884 - [[Guy Pène du Bois]] -American painter, critic, and educator (d. 1958)

1889 - [[M. Patanjali Sastri]] -Indian jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of India (d. 1963)

1890 - [[Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson]] -American publisher, founded DC Comics (d. 1965)

1891 - [[Edward Brooker]] -English-Australian sergeant and politician, 31st Premier of Tasmania (d. 1948)

1891 - [[Bryn Lewis]] -Welsh international rugby player (d. 1917)

1892 - [[María Díaz Cortés]] -Spanish super-centenarian (d. 2009)

1893 - [[Yone Minagawa]] -Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2007)

1894 - [[Manuel de Abreu]] -Brazilian physician and poet (d. 1962)

1895 - [[Leroy Grumman]] -American engineer and businessman; co-founded Grumman|Grumman Aeronautical Engineering Co. (d. 1982)

1896 - [[Everett Dirksen]] -American lieutenant and politician (d. 1969)

1896 - [[André Masson]] -French painter (d. 1987)

1896 - [[Arnold Susi]] -Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1968)

1896 - [[Jørgen Løvset]] -Norwegian professor of medicine, gynecology and obstetrics (d. 1981)

1900 - [[James Bond (ornithologist)|James Bond]] -American ornithologist (d. 1989)

1901 - [[C. L. R. James]] -Trinidadian journalist and theorist (d. 1989)

1902 - [[John A. McCone|John McCone]] -American businessman and politician, 6th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1991)

1905 - [[Sterling Holloway]] -American actor and singer (d. 1992)

1909 - [[J. R. Simplot]] -American businessman, founded the Simplot|Simplot Company (d. 2008)

1910 - [[Arthur Villeneuve]] -Canadian painter (d. 1990)

1911 - [[Clara Østø]] -Danish actress (d. 1983)

1911 - [[Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz]] -Greek-Polish athlete and resistance member (d. 1943)

1912 - [[Noro Morales]] -Puerto Rican-American pianist and bandleader (d. 1964)

1913 - [[Malietoa Tanumafili II]] -Samoan ruler (d. 2007)

1914 - [[Herman Franks]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2009)

1915 - [[Meg Mundy]] -English-American actress

1916 - [[Slim Gaillard]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Slim & Slam) (d. 1991)

1916 - [[Lionel Newman]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1989)

1916 - [[Robert Parrish]] -American actor and director (d. 1995)

1920 - [[William Colby]] -American intelligence officer; 10th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1996)

1922 - [[Rosalie Crutchley]] -English actress (d. 1997)

1922 - [[Mart Port]] -Estonian architect (d. 2012)

1922 - [[Frank Wess]] -American saxophonist and flute player (New York Jazz Quartet) (d. 2013)

1923 - [[Tito Rodríguez]] -Puerto Rican-American singer and bandleader (d 1973)

1924 - [[Sebastian Kappen]] -Indian priest and theologian (d. 1993)

1924 - [[Meta Vannas]] -Estonian politician (d. 2002)

1924 - [[Marianne Werner]] -German shot putter

1925 - [[Veikko Hakulinen]] -Finnish skier and technician (d. 2003)

1926 - [[Eddie Cusic]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)

1927 - [[Paul Desmarais]] -Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Barbara Rush]] -American actress

1930 - [[Sorrell Booke]] -American actor and director (d. 1994)

1930 - [[Don Shula]] -American football player and coach

1931 - [[William Deane]] -Australian judge and politician, 22nd Governor-General of Australia

1931 - [[Lala Mara]] -Fijian wife of Kamisese Mara (d. 2004)

1932 - [[Clint Hill (Secret Service)|Clint Hill]] -American secret service agent and author

1932 - [[Thelma Holt]] -English actress and producer

1932 - [[Roman Personov]] -Russian physicist and academic (d. 2002)

1932 - [[Carlos Saura]] -Spanish director and screenwriter

1933 - [[Phyllis Reynolds Naylor]] -American author

1934 - [[Rudolf Schuster]] -Slovak politician; 2nd President of Slovakia

1935 - [[Walter Mahlendorf]] -German sprinter

1935 - [[Floyd Patterson]] -American boxer (d. 2006)

1935 - [[Toru Terasawa]] -Japanese runner

1937 - [[Grace Bumbry]] -American soprano and actress

1937 - [[Dyan Cannon]] -American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1937 - [[Mick O'Connell]] -Irish footballer

1938 - [[Eddie Southern]] -American hurdler

1940 - [[Alexander Chancellor]] -English journalist

1940 - [[Gao Xingjian]] -Chinese-French author and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate

1940 - [[Helmut Jahn]] -German-American architect; designed Liberty Place and Messeturm

1940 - [[Brian Josephson]] -Welsh physicist and academic; Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1940 - [[Jill Pitkeathley, Baroness Pitkeathley]] -English politician

1941 - [[George P. Cosmatos]] -Italian-Canadian director and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1941 - [[John Bennett Perry]] -American actor and singer

1941 - [[Kalpnath Rai]] -Indian politician (d. 1999)

1941 - [[Maureen Reagan]] -American actress and activist (d. 2001)

1941 - [[K. Thurairetnasingam]] -Sri Lankan politician

1942 - [[Bolaji Akinyemi]] -Nigerian professor of political science

1942 - [[Precious Bryant]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1942 - [[John McLaughlin (musician)|John McLaughlin]] -English guitarist and songwriter

1943 - [[Doris Kearns Goodwin]] -American historian and author

1943 - [[Hwang Sok-yong]] -South Korean author and educator

1943 - [[Priit Vesilind]] -Estonian-American author and photographer

1944 - [[Angela Harris, Baroness Harris of Richmond]] -English politician

1944 - [[Charlie Manuel]] -American baseball player and manager

1945 - [[Vesa-Matti Loiri]] -Finnish actor and singer

1945 - [[Richard R. Schrock]] -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1946 - [[Lisa Appignanesi]] -Polish-English author and academic

1946 - [[Arthur Conley]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

1946 - [[S. Rajasekharan]] -Indian poet and critic

1947 - [[Chris Cutler]] -American-English drummer and songwriter

1947 - [[Marie-Thérèse Letablier]] -French sociologist

1947 - [[Doc Neeson]] -Irish-Australian singer-songwriter (The Angels (Australian band)|The Angels) (d. 2014)

1947 - [[Rick Stein]] -English chef and author

1948 - [[Kostas Davourlis]] -Greek footballer (d. 1992)

1948 - [[Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé]] -Malian politician, Prime Minister of Mali

1948 - [[Eugeniusz Wycisło]] -Polish politician

1949 - [[Margaret Anne Marshall]] -Scottish soprano

1949 - [[Mick Mills]] -English footballer and manager

1950 - [[John Louis Evans]] -American murderer (d. 1983)

1950 - [[Khondakar Ashraf Hossain]] -Bangladesh poet and academic (d. 2013)

1951 - [[Bob Black]] -American author and activist

1951 - [[Barbara Cochran]] -American skier

1951 - [[Ronald Corp]] -English priest, composer, and conductor

1953 - [[Norberto Alonso]] -Argentinian footballer

1953 - [[Jackie Ballard]] -English journalist and politician

1953 - [[Richard Boden]] -English director and producer

1953 - [[Vicki Bruce]] -English psychologist and academic

1953 - [[James Warren (journalist)|James Warren]] -American journalist

1954 - [[Eugene Chadbourne]] -American guitarist and songwriter

1954 - [[Tina Knowles]] -American fashion designer; founded House of Deréon

1955 - [[Cecilia Conrad]] -Norwegian economist and academic

1955 - [[Mark Hollis (musician)|Mark Hollis]] -English singer-songwriter

1956 - [[Alex Cline]] -American drummer and educator

1956 - [[Nels Cline]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Wilco)

1956 - [[Ann Magnuson]] -American actress and singer

1956 - [[Sarojini Sahoo]] -Indian journalist, author, and poet

1956 - [[Bernard Sumner]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1957 - [[Brian Roy Goble]] -Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1957 - [[Patty Loveless]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1957 - [[Gurdas Maan]] -Indian singer-songwriter and actor

1957 - [[Vesna Zmijanac]] -Serbian singer and actress

1958 - [[Andy Borowitz]] -American comedian and author

1958 - [[Matt Frewer]] -American-Canadian actor and singer

1958 - [[Gary Jones (actor)|Gary Jones]] -Welsh-Canadian actor and screenwriter

1958 - [[Jim Powers]] -American wrestler

1958 - [[Julian Sands]] -English actor

1960 - [[Jane Halton]] -Australian public servant

1960 - [[Art Paul Schlosser]] -American singer-songwriter

1960 - [[Michael Stipe]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (R.E.M. and Automatic Baby)

1960 - [[April Winchell]] -American actress, singer, and screenwriter

1961 - [[Lee Curreri]] -American actor and pianist

1961 - [[Sidney Green (basketball)|Sidney Green]] -American basketball player and coach

1962 - [[Natalya Bochina]] -Russian sprinter

1962 - [[Harlan Coben]] -American author

1962 - [[Laila Elwi]] -Egyptian actress

1962 - [[Michael France]] -American screenwriter (d. 2013)

1962 - [[Robin Guthrie]] -Scottish guitarist and producer (Cocteau Twins)

1962 - [[Joe Kleine]] -American basketball player and coach

1962 - [[André Rouvoet]] -Dutch educator and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands

1962 - [[Peter Steele]] -American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2010)

1963 - [[Igor Astapkovich]] -Belarusian hammer thrower

1963 - [[Dave Foley]] -Canadian comedian, actor, director, and producer

1963 - [[Till Lindemann]] -German singer-songwriter

1964 - [[Dot Jones]] -American actress

1965 - [[Yvan Attal]] -French actor and director

1965 - [[Guy Forget]] -Moroccan-American tennis player

1965 - [[Beth Gibbons]] -English singer-songwriter

1965 - [[Rick Hearst]] -American actor

1965 - [[Craig Revel Horwood]] -Australian-English dancer, choreographer, and director

1965 - [[Cait O'Riordan]] -Nigerian-English bass player and songwriter

1965 - [[Julia Ormond]] -English actress and producer

1965 - [[Rob Wilson]] -English politician

1966 - [[Deana Carter]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1966 - [[La Parka II]] -Mexican wrestler

1967 - [[David Berman (musician)|David Berman]] -American singer-songwriter

1967 - [[Johnny Nelson]] -English boxer and sportscaster

1967 - [[Marina Orsini]] -Canadian actress

1967 - [[David Toms]] -American golfer

1968 - [[Mike Wilpolt]] -American football player and coach

1969 - [[Corie Blount]] -American basketball player

1969 - [[Kostas Frantzeskos]] -Greek footballer

1969 - [[Mary Macleod]] -English politician

1969 - [[Marla Runyan]] -American runner and long jumper

1969 - [[Kees van Wonderen]] -Dutch footballer and manager

1970 - [[Chris Kanyon]] -American wrestler (d. 2010)

1971 - [[Junichi Kakizaki]] -Japanese botanist and floral designer

1972 - [[Charlotte Hudson]] -English actress

1972 - [[James Longley (filmmaker)|James Longley]] -American director and producer

1973 - [[Greg de Vries]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1973 - [[Frank Høj]] -Danish cyclist

1973 - [[Harmony Korine]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1974 - [[Danilo Hondo]] -German cyclist

1974 - [[Ian Moor]] -English singer

1974 - [[Sjur Miljeteig]] -Norwegian trumpeter

1974 - [[Armin Zöggeler]] -Italian luger

1975 - [[Shane Carwin]] -American mixed martial artist and wrestler

1975 - [[Jill Marie Jones]] -American actress

1976 - [[Benoît Joachim]] -Luxembourgish cyclist

1976 - [[Ted Lilly]] -American baseball player

1977 - [[Irán Castillo]] -Mexican actress and singer

1977 - [[David Millar]] -Maltese-Scottish cyclist

1977 - [[Dan Shanahan]] -Irish hurler and coach

1977 - [[Ozell Wells]] -Dominican-American basketball player, coach, and scout

1977 - [[Tim Wheeler]] -Northern Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1977 - [[Eric Fructuoso]] -Filipino actor

1977 - [[Vhong Navarro]] -Filipino actor, host, and dancer

1978 - [[Dominik Hrbatý]] -Slovakian tennis player

1978 - [[Paul Licuria]] -Australian footballer

1978 - [[Mai Meneses]] -Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Nena Daconte)

1979 - [[Shergo Biran]] -German footballer

1979 - [[Tristan Gommendy]] -French race car driver

1979 - [[Charity Rahmer]] -American actress

1980 - [[Greg Cipes]] -American actor and singer

1980 - [[Bobbi Eden]] -Dutch porn actress and model

1980 - [[Happy Salma]] -Indonesian model, actress and writer

1980 - [[Alexandra Jiménez]] -Spanish actress

1980 - [[Miguel Monteiro]] -Portuguese footballer

1980 - [[Yaroslav Popovych]] -Ukrainian cyclist

1981 - [[Silvy De Bie]] -Belgian singer (Sylver)

1981 - [[Hitomi Obara]] -Japanese wrestler

1982 - [[Paulo Ferrari]] -Argentinian footballer

1982 - [[Kang Hye-jung]] -South Korean actress and singer

1982 - [[Richard Logan (footballer, born 1982)|Richard Logan]] -English footballer

1982 - [[Lucie Škrobáková]] -Czech hurdler

1982 - [[Hollie Stevens]] -American porn actress (d. 2012)

1983 - [[Spencer Chamberlain]] -American singer-songwriter

1983 - [[Gemma Hunt]] -English television host

1984 - [[İbrahim Akın]] -Turkish footballer

1985 - [[Danielle Campo]] -Canadian swimmer

1985 - [[Lenora Crichlow]] -English actress

1985 - [[Al Jefferson]] -American basketball player

1985 - [[Fernando Rees]] -Brazilian race car driver

1986 - [[Hsieh Su-wei]] -Taiwanese tennis player

1986 - [[Younès Kaboul]] -French footballer

1986 - [[Andrei Krauchanka]] -Belarusian decathlete

1986 - [[James Milner]] -English footballer

1986 - [[Steve Slaton]] -American football player

1987 - [[Nikolaj Misiuk]] -Lithuanian footballer

1987 - [[Kay Voser]] -Swiss footballer

1988 - [[Anestis Argyriou]] -Greek footballer

1988 - [[Nabila Jamshed]] -Indian author

1988 - [[Maximilian Riedmüller]] -German footballer

1989 - [[Labrinth]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1989 - [[Jeff Gyasi]] -Nigerian footballer

1989 - [[Kevin Pillar]] -American baseball player

1989 - [[Graham Rahal]] -American race car driver

1990 - [[Iago Falqué]] -Spanish footballer

1990 - [[Julia Glushko]] -Israeli tennis player

1990 - [[Toni Kroos]] -German footballer

1990 - [[Alberto Paloschi]] -Italian footballer

1991 - [[Tal al-Mallohi]] -Syrian blogger and activist

1991 - [[Stefan Nenadović]] -Montenegrin footballer

1991 - [[Mikk Pinnonen]] -Estonian handball player

1991 - [[Olivia Tennet]] -New Zealand actress and dancer

1993 - [[Martin Paasoja]] -Estonian basketball player

1993 - [[Marlo Mortel]] -Filipino actor and singer

1995 - [[Maddie Hasson]] -American actress

1995 - [[María Isabel]] -Spanish singer

1995 - [[Victonara Galang]] -Filipino volleyball player

1996 - [[Jade Jones (athlete)|Jade Jones]] -English wheelchair racer

1997 - [[Răzvan Popa]] -Romanian footballer

1998 - [[Liza Soberano]] -Filipino-American actress

History of Deaths


874 - [[Hasan al-Askari]] -Saudi Arabian 11th of the Twelve Imams (b. 846)

1248 - [[Sancho II of Portugal]] -(b. 1207)

1286 - [[Anna Komnene Doukaina]] -Byzantine wife of William II of Villehardouin

1428 - [[Frederick I, Elector of Saxony]] -(b. 1370)

1564 - [[Hosokawa Ujitsuna]] -Japanese commander (b. 1514)

1584 - [[Tobias Stimmer]] -Swiss painter and illustrator (b. 1539)

1695 - [[François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg]] -French general (b. 1628)

1752 - [[Gabriel Cramer]] -Swiss mathematician and physicist (b. 1704)

1761 - [[Stephen Hales]] -English clergyman and physiologist (b. 1677)

1782 - [[Ange-Jacques Gabriel]] -French architect, designed École Militaire (b. 1698)

1786 - [[Moses Mendelssohn]] -German philosopher and theologian (b. 1729)

1804 - [[Charlotte Lennox]] -English author and poet (b. 1730)

1821 - [[Elizabeth Ann Seton]] -American nun and saint (b. 1774)

1825 - [[Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies]] -(b. 1751)

1863 - [[Roger Hanson]] -American general (b. 1827)

1874 - [[Thomas Gregson]] -English-Australian politician, 2nd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798)

1877 - [[Cornelius Vanderbilt]] -American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1794)

1882 - [[John William Draper]] -English-American physician, chemist, and photographer (b. 1811)

1883 - [[Antoine Chanzy]] -French general (b. 1823)

1891 - [[Antoine Labelle]] -Canadian priest (b. 1833)

1896 - [[Joseph Hubert Reinkens]] -German bishop (b. 1821)

1901 - [[Nikolaos Gyzis]] -Greek painter and academic (b. 1842)

1903 - [[Gulstan Ropert]] -American missionary (b. 1839)

1903 - [[Topsy (elephant)|Topsy]] -American elephant (b. 1875)

1904 - [[Anna Winlock]] -American astronomer (b. 1857)

1910 - [[Léon Delagrange]] -French pilot and sculptor (b. 1873)

1912 - [[Clarence Dutton]] -American geologist and soldier (b. 1841)

1919 - [[Georg von Hertling]] -German academic and politician, 7th Chancellor of the German Empire (b. 1843)

1920 - [[Benito Pérez Galdós]] -Spanish author and playwright (b. 1843)

1924 - [[Alfred Grünfeld]] -Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1852)

1931 - [[Art Acord]] -American actor and stuntman (b. 1890)

1931 - [[Louise, Princess Royal]] -of England (b. 1867)

1931 - [[Mohammad Ali Jouhar]] -Indian journalist, activist, and scholar (b. 1878)

1940 - [[Flora Finch]] -English-American actress and producer (b. 1867)

1941 - [[Henri Bergson]] -French philosopher and academic, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)

1943 - [[Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz]] -Greek-Polish athlete and saboteur (b. 1911)

1944 - [[Kaj Munk]] -Danish playwright and pastor (b. 1898)

1945 - [[Harold Fraser (golfer)|Harold Fraser]] -American golfer (b. 1872)

1960 - [[Albert Camus]] -Algerian-French philosopher, author, and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)

1961 - [[Erwin Schrödinger]] -Austrian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

1962 - [[Hans Lammers]] -German SS officer (b. 1879)

1965 - [[T. S. Eliot]] -American-English poet, playwright, and critic, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

1967 - [[Donald Campbell]] -English race car driver (b. 1921)

1970 - [[Jean-Étienne Valluy]] -French general (b. 1899)

1971 - [[Arthur Ford (psychic)|Arthur Ford]] -American psychic, founded the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship (b. 1896)

1975 - [[Carlo Levi]] -Italian painter, author, and activist (b. 1902)

1976 - [[Epameinondas Thomopoulos]] -Greek painter (b. 1878)

1981 - [[Ruth Lowe]] -Canadian pianist and songwriter (b. 1914)

1985 - [[Brian Horrocks]] -Indian-English general (b. 1895)

1985 - [[Lovro von Matačić]] -Croatian conductor and composer (b. 1899)

1986 - [[Christopher Isherwood]] -English-American author and academic (b. 1904)

1986 - [[Phil Lynott]] -Irish singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Thin Lizzy, Skid Row (Irish band)|Skid Row, and Grand Slam (band)|Grand Slam) (b. 1949)

1988 - [[Lily Laskine]] -French harp player (b. 1893)

1990 - [[Harold Eugene Edgerton]] -American engineer and academic (b. 1903)

1990 - [[Henry Bolte]] -Australian sergeant and politician, 38th Premier of Victoria (b. 1908)

1994 - [[Marie Orav]] -Estonian chess player (b. 1911)

1994 - [[R. D. Burman]] -Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1939)

1995 - [[Eduardo Mata]] -Mexican conductor and composer (b. 1942)

1995 - [[Sol Tax]] -American anthropologist and academic (b. 1907)

1996 - [[Ramón Vinay]] -Chilean-Mexican tenor (b. 1911)

1997 - [[Harry Helmsley]] -American businessman (b. 1909)

1998 - [[John Gary]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1932)

1998 - [[Mae Questel]] -American actress and singer (b. 1908)

1999 - [[Iron Eyes Cody]] -American actor and stuntman (b. 1904)

1999 - [[Jaak Tamm]] -Estonian politician (b. 1950)

2000 - [[Spyros Markezinis]] -Greek lawyer and politician, 170th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1909)

2000 - [[Tom Fears]] -Mexican-American football player and coach (b. 1922)

2001 - [[Les Brown (bandleader)|Les Brown]] -American bandleader and composer (b. 1912)

2001 - [[Yoshika Yuhnagi]] -Japanese model (b. 1983)

2003 - [[Hanno Drechsler]] -German academic and politician, List of mayors of Marburg|Mayor of Marburg (b. 1931)

2003 - [[Sabine Ulibarrí]] -American poet and critic (b. 1919)

2003 - [[Yfrah Neaman]] -Lebanese-English violinist (b. 1923)

2004 - [[Brian Gibson (director)|Brian Gibson]] -English director and screenwriter (b. 1944)

2004 - [[Jake Hess]] -American singer (The Statesmen Quartet and Masters V) (b. 1927)

2004 - [[Jeff Nuttall]] -English actor, poet, and painter (b. 1933)

2004 - [[Joan Aiken]] -English author (b. 1924)

2004 - [[John Toland (author)|John Toland]] -American historian and author (b. 1912)

2005 - [[Alton Tobey]] -American painter and illustrator (b. 1914)

2005 - [[Bud Poile]] -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1924)

2005 - [[Frank Harary]] -American mathematician and academic (b. 1921)

2005 - [[Guy Davenport]] -American author and scholar (b. 1927)

2005 - [[Humphrey Carpenter]] -English radio host and author (b. 1946)

2005 - [[Robert Heilbroner]] -American economist and historian (b. 1919)

2006 - [[Irving Layton]] -Romanian-Canadian poet and academic (b. 1912)

2006 - [[John Hahn-Petersen]] -Danish actor (b. 1930)

2006 - [[Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum]] -Emirati politician, 1st Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (b. 1946)

2006 - [[Milton Himmelfarb]] -American sociographer, author, and academic (b. 1918)

2007 - [[Gren]] -Welsh cartoonist (b. 1934)

2007 - [[Helen Hill]] -American director and producer (b. 1970)

2007 - [[Jan Schröder]] -Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)

2007 - [[Lewis Hodges]] -English air marshal and pilot (b. 1918)

2007 - [[Marais Viljoen]] -South African politician, 5th State President of South Africa (b. 1915)

2007 - [[Sandro Salvadore]] -Italian footballer and manager (b. 1939)

2007 - [[Steve Krantz]] -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)

2008 - [[Jimmy Nah]] -Singaporean comedian and actor (b. 1968)

2008 - [[Xavier Chamorro Cardenal]] -Nicaraguan journalist (b. 1932)

2008 - [[Yannis Tamtakos]] -Greek activist (b. 1908)

2009 - [[Gert Jonke]] -Austrian poet, playwright, and author (b. 1946)

2009 - [[Giselle Salandy]] -Trinidadian boxer (b. 1987)

2010 - [[Casey Johnson]] -American model and actress (b. 1979)

2010 - [[Johan Ferrier]] -Surinamese educator and politician, 1st President of Suriname (b. 1910)

2010 - [[Rory Markas]] -American sportscaster (b. 1955)

2010 - [[Sandro de América]] -Argentine singer and actor (b. 1945)

2010 - [[Tsutomu Yamaguchi]] -Japanese engineer (b. 1916)

2011 - [[Ali-Reza Pahlavi]] -Iranian son of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (b. 1966)

2011 - [[Coen Moulijn]] -Dutch footballer (b. 1937)

2011 - [[Dick King-Smith]] -English author (b. 1922)

2011 - [[Gerry Rafferty]] -Scottish singer-songwriter (The Humblebums and Stealers Wheel) (b. 1947)

2011 - [[Mick Karn]] -Cypriot-English bass player and songwriter (Japan (band)|Japan, Dalis Car, NiNa, and JBK (music)|JBK) (b. 1958)

2011 - [[Mohamed Bouazizi]] -Tunisian activist (b. 1984)

2011 - [[Salmaan Taseer]] -Pakistani businessman and politician, 26th Governor of Punjab, Pakistan (b. 1944)

2012 - [[Carmen Naranjo]] -Costa Rican author and poet (b. 1928)

2012 - [[David Wheeler (stage director)|David Wheeler]] -American director and producer (b. 1925)

2012 - [[Gatewood Galbraith]] -American lawyer, author, and politician (b. 1947)

2012 - [[Harry Fowler]] -English actor (b. 1926)

2012 - [[Kerry McGregor]] -Scottish singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1974)

2012 - [[Richard Alf]] -American businessman, co-founded San Diego Comic-Con International (b. 1952)

2012 - [[Rod Robbie]] -English-Canadian architect, designed the Canadian Pavilion and Rogers Centre (b. 1928)

2012 - [[Ruben Ayala (American politician)|Ruben Ayala]] -American politician (b. 1922)

2013 - [[Anwar Shamim]] -Pakistani general (b. 1931)

2013 - [[Murray Henderson (ice hockey)|Murray Henderson]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1921)

2013 - [[Nikos Samaras]] -Greek volleyball player (b. 1970)

2013 - [[Pete Elliott]] -American football player and coach (b. 1926)

2013 - [[Sammy Johns]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

2013 - [[Tony Lip]] -American actor (b. 1930)

2013 - [[Yevgeny Pepelyaev]] -Russian colonel and pilot (b. 1918)

2013 - [[Zoran Žižić]] -Montenegrin politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1951)

2014 - [[Andy Holden (athlete)|Andy Holden]] -English runner and coach (b. 1948)

2014 - [[Caixa Eletronica]] -American race horse (b. 2005)

2014 - [[Gabe Gabler]] -American baseball player (b. 1930)

2014 - [[Irving Fishman]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1921)

2014 - [[Jean Metellus]] -Haitian neurologist, author, poet, and playwright (b. 1937)

2014 - [[Shirley Jeffrey]] -Australian biologist and academic (b. 1930)

2015 - [[Ahuti Prasad]] -Indian actor and director (b. 1958)

2015 - [[Chitresh Das]] -Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1944)

2015 - [[Hank Peters]] -American businessman (b. 1924)

2015 - [[Michele Serros]] -American author and poet (b. 1966)

2015 - [[Pino Daniele]] -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1955)

2015 - [[Stu Miller]] -American baseball player (b. 1927)

2015 - [[Stuart Scott]] -American sportscaster and actor (b. 1965)

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