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Day History: January-5

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Events History


1066 - [[Edward the Confessor]] -dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.

1477 - [[Battle of Nancy]] -Charles the Bold is killed and Duchy of Burgundy|Burgundy becomes part of France.

1500 - [[Ludovico Sforza]] -conquers Milan.

1527 - [[Felix Manz]] -a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, Switzerland, is Capital punishment|executed by drowning.

1554 - [[Eindhoven]] -Netherlands.

1675 - [[Battle of Turckheim|Battle of Colmar]] -the French army beats Brandenburg.

1757 - [[Louis XV of France]] -survives an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, the last person to be Capital punishment|executed in France by Hanged, drawn and quartered|drawing and quartering, the traditional and gruesome form of capital punishment used for regicides.

1781 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -Richmond, Virginia, is burned by Kingdom of Great Britain|British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.

1846 - [[United States House of Representatives]] -votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.

1875 - [[Palais Garnier]] -one of the most famous opera houses in the world, is inaugurated in Paris.

1895 - [[Dreyfus affair]] -French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.

1896 - [[Austria]] -newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of electromagnetic radiation|radiation later known as X-rays.

1900 - [[Ireland|Irish]] -leader John Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.

1911 - [[Kappa Alpha Psi]] -the world's second oldest and largest List of African American Greek and fraternal organizations|black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University.

1912 - [[Prague Party Conference]] -takes place.

1913 - [[First Balkan War]] -During the Battle of Lemnos (1913)|Battle of Lemnos, Greece|Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not venture for the rest of the war.

1914 - [[Ford Motor Company]] -announces an Eight-hour day|eight-hour workday and that it would pay a "living wage" of at least United States dollar|$5 for a day's labor.

1919 - [[German Workers' Party]] -which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.

1925 - [[Nellie Tayloe Ross]] -of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.

1933 - [[Golden Gate Bridge]] -begins in San Francisco Bay.

1944 - [[Daily Mail]] -' becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.

1945 - [[Soviet Union]] -recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.

1949 - [[President of the United States|United States President]] -Harry S. Truman unveils his Fair Deal program.

1957 - [[United States Congress]] -United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.

1968 - [[Alexander Dubček]] -comes to power: "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia.

1969 - [[The Troubles]] -The Royal Ulster Constabulary raid the Bogside area of Derry, damaging property and beating residents. In response, residents erect barricades and establish Free Derry.

1972 - [[Richard Nixon]] -orders the development of a Space Shuttle program.

1974 - [[earthquake]] -in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.

1974 - [[Antarctica]] -of +59 °F (+15 °C) recorded at Vanda Station

1975 - [[Tasman Bridge]] -in Tasmania, Australia, Tasman Bridge disaster|is struck by the bulk ore carrier ''Lake Illawarra'', killing twelve people.

1976 - [[Khmer Rouge]] -proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.

1976 - [[Reavey and O'Dowd killings|killing of six Catholics]] -the night before, gunmen Kingsmill massacre|shoot dead ten Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK.

1991 - [[Georgia (country)|Georgian]] -forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia|South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War.

1991 - [[Embassy of the United States, Mogadishu|United States Embassy to Somalia]] -in Mogadishu is Operation Eastern Exit|evacuated by helicopter airlift days after violence enveloped Mogadishu during the Somali Civil War

1993 - [[MV Braer|MV ''Braer'']] -runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.

2005 - [[Eris (dwarf planet)|Eris]] -the largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.

2014 - [[GSAT-14]] -aboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle|GSLV MK.II D5 marks the first successful flight of an CE-7.5|Indian cryogenic engine.

Famous Birthdays


1209 - [[Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall]] -English-German king (d. 1272)

1548 - [[Francisco Suárez]] -Spanish priest, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1617)

1587 - [[Xu Xiake]] -Chinese geographer and explorer (d. 1641)

1614 - [[Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria]] -(d. 1662)

1640 - [[Paolo Lorenzani]] -Italian composer (d. 1713)

1679 - [[Pietro Filippo Scarlatti]] -Italian organist and composer (d. 1750)

1717 - [[William Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington]] -English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1793)

1735 - [[Claude Martin]] -French-English general (d. 1800)

1762 - [[Constanze Mozart]] -German wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)

1767 - [[Jean-Baptiste Say]] -French economist and academic (d. 1832)

1778 - [[Zebulon Pike]] -American general and explorer (d. 1813)

1779 - [[Stephen Decatur]] -American commander (d. 1820)

1793 - [[Harvey Putnam]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1855)

1808 - [[Anton Füster]] -Austrian priest and activist (d. 1881)

1834 - [[William John Wills]] -English surgeon and explorer (d. 1861)

1838 - [[Camille Jordan]] -French mathematician and academic (d. 1922)

1846 - [[Rudolf Christoph Eucken]] -German philosopher and author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)

1855 - [[King C. Gillette]] -American businessman, founded the Gillette (brand)|Gillette Company (d. 1932)

1864 - [[Bob Caruthers]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1911)

1865 - [[Julio Garavito Armero]] -Colombian astronomer, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1920)

1865 - [[Ban Johnson]] -American businessman, founded the Western League (original)|Western League (d. 1931)

1866 - [[Dimitrios Gounaris]] -Greek politician, 94th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1922)

1871 - [[Frederick Converse]] -American composer and academic (d. 1940)

1874 - [[Joseph Erlanger]] -American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

1876 - [[Konrad Adenauer]] -German politician, List of Chancellors of Germany|Chancellor of West Germany (d. 1967)

1879 - [[Hans Eppinger]] -Austrian physician (d. 1946)

1879 - [[Marcel Tournier]] -French harp player and composer (d. 1951)

1880 - [[Nikolai Medtner]] -Russian pianist and composer (d. 1951)

1881 - [[Pablo Gargallo]] -Spanish sculptor and painter (d. 1934)

1882 - [[Herbert Bayard Swope]] -American journalist (d. 1958)

1885 - [[Humbert Wolfe]] -Italian-English poet and civil servant (d. 1940)

1886 - [[Markus Reiner]] -Israeli physicist and engineer (d. 1976)

1892 - [[Agnes von Kurowsky]] -American nurse (d. 1984)

1893 - [[Paramahansa Yogananda]] -Indian-American guru and philosopher (d. 1952)

1893 - [[Elizabeth Cotten]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1987)

1895 - [[Jeannette Piccard]] -American priest, and balloonist (d. 1981)

1900 - [[Yves Tanguy]] -French-American painter (d. 1955)

1902 - [[Hubert Beuve-Méry]] -French journalist (d. 1989)

1902 - [[Stella Gibbons]] -English journalist and author (d. 1989)

1903 - [[Harold Gatty]] -Australian pilot and navigator (d. 1957)

1904 - [[Jeane Dixon]] -American astrologer and psychic (d. 1997)

1904 - [[Erika Morini]] -Austrian violinist (d. 1995)

1906 - [[Kathleen Kenyon]] -English archaeologist and academic (d. 1978)

1908 - [[George Dolenz]] -Italian-American actor (d. 1963)

1909 - [[Lucienne Bloch]] -Swiss-American sculptor, painter, and photographer (d. 1995)

1909 - [[Stephen Cole Kleene]] -American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1994)

1910 - [[Hugh Brannum]] -American actor and singer (d. 1987)

1910 - [[Jack Lovelock]] -New Zealand runner and journalist (d. 1949)

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

1914 - [[Nicolas de Staël]] -Russian-French painter (d. 1955)

1914 - [[George Reeves]] -American actor, singer, and director (d. 1959)

1915 - [[Arthur H. Robinson]] -Canadian geographer and cartographer (d. 2004)

1917 - [[Adolfo Consolini]] -Italian discus thrower (d. 1969)

1917 - [[Lucienne Day]] -English textile designer (d. 2010)

1917 - [[Francis L. Kellogg]] -American diplomat (d. 2006)

1917 - [[Wieland Wagner]] -German director and producer (d. 1966)

1917 - [[Jane Wyman]] -American actress (d. 2007)

1919 - [[Hector Abhayavardhana]] -Sri Lankan theorist and politician (d. 2012)

1919 - [[Severino Gazzelloni]] -Italian flute player (d. 1992)

1919 - [[Herb Peterson]] -American businessman (d. 2008)

1920 - [[Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli]] -Italian pianist (d. 1995)

1921 - [[Friedrich Dürrenmatt]] -Swiss author and playwright (d. 1990)

1921 - [[Paul Governali]] -American football player and actor (d. 1978)

1922 - [[Anthony Synnot]] -Australian admiral (d. 2001)

1923 - [[Glenn Boyer]] -American historian and author (d. 2013)

1924 - [[Sam Phillips]] -American record producer, founded Sun Records (d. 2003)

1926 - [[Veikko Karvonen]] -Finnish runner (d. 2007)

1926 - [[W. D. Snodgrass]] -American poet and academic (d. 2009)

1926 - [[Hosea Williams]] -American businessman and activist (d. 2000)

1928 - [[Zulfikar Ali Bhutto]] -Pakistani lawyer and politician, 4th President of Pakistan (d. 1979)

1928 - [[Walter Mondale]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician; 42nd Vice President of the United States

1929 - [[Wilbert Harrison]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 1994)

1929 - [[Russ Manning]] -American illustrator (d. 1981)

1929 - [[Aulis Rytkönen]] -Finnish footballer and manager (d. 2014)

1929 - [[Tabby Thomas]] -American singer, pianist, and guitarist (d. 2014)

1930 - [[Al Masini]] -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2010)

1931 - [[Alvin Ailey]] -American dancer and choreographer; founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (d. 1989)

1931 - [[Alfred Brendel]] -Austrian pianist, poet, and author

1931 - [[Joan Coxsedge]] -Australian politician

1931 - [[Robert Duvall]] -American actor and director

1932 - [[Umberto Eco]] -Italian philosopher and author

1932 - [[Raisa Gorbachova]] -Russian wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (d. 1999)

1932 - [[Chuck Noll]] -American football player and coach (d. 2014)

1933 - [[Derek Johnson]] -English runner (d. 2004)

1933 - [[Leonard Marsh (businessman)|Leonard Marsh]] -American businessman; co-founded Snapple (d. 2013)

1934 - [[William Bendeck]] -Bolivian race car driver (d. 1971)

1934 - [[Phil Ramone]] -South African-American record producer, co-founded A & R Recording (d. 2013)

1936 - [[Florence King]] -American author and journalist

1938 - [[Jim Otto]] -American football player

1938 - [[Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o]] -Kenyan author and playwright

1940 - [[Athol Guy]] -Australian bassist

1940 - [[Michael O'Donoghue]] -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1994)

1941 - [[Hayao Miyazaki]] -Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter

1941 - [[Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi]] -Indian cricketer (d. 2011)

1942 - [[Jan Leeming]] -English journalist

1942 - [[Terenci Moix]] -Spanish author (d. 2003)

1942 - [[Maurizio Pollini]] -Italian pianist

1942 - [[Charlie Rose]] -American journalist and talk show host

1943 - [[Mary Gaudron]] -Australian lawyer and judge

1944 - [[Jo Ann Kelly]] -English singer and guitarist (d. 1990)

1944 - [[Ed Rendell]] -American lieutenant and politician; 45th List of Governors of Pennsylvania|Governor of Pennsylvania

1944 - [[Louis Stewart (guitarist)|Louis Stewart]] -Irish guitarist

1945 - [[Chuck McKinley]] -American tennis player (d. 1986)

1945 - [[Roger Spottiswoode]] -Canadian-English director and producer

1946 - [[Diane Keaton]] -American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1946 - [[Prince Tomohito of Mikasa]] -(d. 2012)

1947 - [[Mike DeWine]] -American lawyer and politician; 59th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio

1947 - [[Mercury Morris]] -American football player

1948 - [[Ted Lange]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1950 - [[Ioan P. Culianu]] -Romanian historian, philosopher, and author (d. 1991)

1950 - [[Peter Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith]] -English lawyer and politician; Attorney General for England and Wales

1950 - [[John Manley]] -Canadian lawyer and politician; 8th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

1950 - [[Charlie Richmond (inventor)|Charlie Richmond]] -Canadian sound designer and engineer

1950 - [[Chris Stein]] -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1950 - [[Krzysztof Wielicki]] -Polish mountaineer

1951 - [[Steve Arnold (footballer, born 1951)|Steve Arnold]] -English footballer

1951 - [[Jagathy Sreekumar]] -Indian actor and screenwriter

1952 - [[Uli Hoeneß]] -German footballer and manager

1953 - [[Steve Archer]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1953 - [[Pamela Sue Martin]] -American actress

1953 - [[Mike Rann]] -English-Australian journalist and politician; 44th Premier of South Australia

1953 - [[George Tenet]] -American civil servant and academic; 18th Director of Central Intelligence

1954 - [[Alex English]] -American basketball player and coach

1954 - [[László Krasznahorkai]] -Hungarian author and screenwriter

1955 - [[Mamata Banerjee]] -Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal

1955 - [[Jacob Hård]] -Swedish journalist

1955 - [[Jimmy Mulville]] -English comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter; co-founded Hat Trick Productions

1955 - [[Mohsen Sazegara]] -Iranian journalist and politician

1956 - [[Chen Kenichi]] -Japanese-Chinese chef

1956 - [[Tim Macartney-Snape]] -Australian mountaineer and author

1956 - [[Frank-Walter Steinmeier]] -German academic and politician; 14th Vice-Chancellor of Germany

1957 - [[Kevin Hastings]] -Australian rugby player and trainer

1958 - [[Nancy Delahunt]] -Canadian curler

1958 - [[Ron Kittle]] -American baseball player and manager

1958 - [[Marvin Lee Wilson]] -American murderer (d. 2012)

1959 - [[Clancy Brown]] -American actor and singer

1959 - [[David Eastwood]] -English historian and academic

1960 - [[Steve Jones (aviator)|Steve Jones]] -English captain and pilot

1960 - [[Otar Korghalidze]] -Georgian footballer and manager

1960 - [[Glenn Strömberg]] -Swedish footballer and sportscaster

1960 - [[Phil Thornalley]] -English bass player, songwriter, and producer

1961 - [[Iris DeMent]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1962 - [[Suzy Amis]] -American actress and model

1962 - [[Danny Jackson]] -American baseball player and manager

1962 - [[Andrew Rawnsley]] -English journalist and author

1963 - [[Jeff Fassero]] -American baseball player and coach

1964 - [[Grant Young (musician)|Grant Young]] -American drummer

1965 - [[Ricky Paull Goldin]] -American actor and producer

1965 - [[Vinnie Jones]] -English footballer and actor

1965 - [[Patrik Sjöberg]] -Swedish high jumper

1966 - [[Kate Schellenbach]] -American drummer

1966 - [[Steve Tuttle]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1967 - [[Joe Flanigan]] -American actor

1968 - [[DJ BoBo]] -Swiss singer-songwriter and producer

1968 - [[Andrew Golota]] -Polish-born U.S.-based boxer

1968 - [[Carrie Ann Inaba]] -American actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer

1968 - [[Joé Juneau]] -Canadian ice hockey player and engineer

1969 - [[Marilyn Manson]] -American singer-songwriter, actor, and director

1969 - [[Paul McGillion]] -Scottish-Canadian actor and producer

1969 - [[Shea Whigham]] -American actor

1970 - [[Rick Campanelli]] -Canadian television host

1970 - [[Mitoy Yonting]] -Filipino singer and actor

1971 - [[Jayne Middlemiss]] -English radio and television host

1971 - [[Mayuko Takata]] -Japanese actress

1971 - [[Stian Carstensen]] -Norwegian artist and multi-instrument (Farmers Market (band)|Farmers Market)

1972 - [[Philip Davies]] -English politician

1972 - [[Sakis Rouvas]] -Greek singer-songwriter, producer and actor

1973 - [[Diamond Foxxx]] -American porn actress

1973 - [[Phil Joel]] -New Zealand singer-songwriter and bass player (Newsboys)

1974 - [[Sarah-Jane Honeywell]] -English actress and dancer

1974 - [[Iwan Thomas]] -Welsh sprinter

1975 - [[Kylie Bax]] -New Zealand-American model and actress

1975 - [[Bradley Cooper]] -American actor and producer

1975 - [[Warrick Dunn]] -American football player

1975 - [[Mike Grier]] -American ice hockey player and scout

1976 - [[Shintarō Asanuma]] -Japanese voice actor and singer

1976 - [[Diego Tristán]] -Spanish footballer

1976 - [[Matt Wachter]] -American bass player

1977 - [[Marcus Trick]] -German rugby player

1978 - [[Sabrina Harman]] -American soldier

1978 - [[January Jones]] -American actress

1978 - [[Seanan McGuire]] -American author

1978 - [[Franck Montagny]] -French race car driver

1979 - [[Kyle Calder]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1979 - [[Giuseppe Gibilisco]] -Italian pole vaulter

1979 - [[Ronnie O'Brien]] -Irish footballer and coach

1979 - [[Masami Tanaka]] -Japanese swimmer

1980 - [[Sebastian Deisler]] -German footballer

1980 - [[Bennie Joppru]] -American football player

1981 - [[Deadmau5]] -Canadian DJ and producer

1981 - [[Corey Flynn]] -New Zealand rugby player

1981 - [[Kyla]] -Filipino singer

1981 - [[Brooklyn Sudano]] -American actress, singer, and dancer

1982 - [[Norichika Aoki]] -Japanese baseball player

1982 - [[Janica Kostelić]] -Croatian skier

1982 - [[Darren Mackie]] -Scottish footballer

1982 - [[Tiiu Nurmberg]] -Canadian-Estonian skier

1982 - [[Vadims Vasiļevskis]] -Latvian javelin thrower

1982 - [[Benoît Vaugrenard]] -French cyclist

1983 - [[Sean Dockery]] -American basketball player

1984 - [[Derrick Atkins]] -Bahamian sprinter

1984 - [[Reinar Hallik]] -Estonian basketball player

1984 - [[Amanda Hearst]] -American model

1984 - [[Nao Nagasawa]] -Japanese actress, voice actress, and singer

1985 - [[Michael Cuccione]] -Canadian actor and singer (d. 2001)

1985 - [[Yoon So-yi]] -South Korean actress

1985 - [[Fabienne Suter]] -Swiss skier

1985 - [[Diego Vera]] -Uruguayan footballer

1986 - [[J. P. Arencibia]] -American baseball player

1986 - [[Teppei Koike]] -Japanese actor and singer

1986 - [[Deepika Padukone]] -Danish-Indian model and actress

1987 - [[Kristin Cavallari]] -American actress

1987 - [[Michael Gilday]] -Canadian speed skater

1988 - [[Pauline (singer)|Pauline]] -French singer-songwriter

1988 - [[Mario de Luna]] -Mexican footballer

1988 - [[Luke Daniels]] -English footballer

1988 - [[Yago Fernández]] -Portuguese footballer

1988 - [[Azizulhasni Awang]] -Malaysian professional track cyclist

1989 - [[Krisztián Németh]] -Hungarian footballer

1990 - [[Yoseob]] -South Korean singer, actor, and dancer (Beast (South Korean band)|Beast)

1991 - [[Denis Alibec]] -Romanian footballer

1991 - [[Soner Aydoğdu]] -Turkish footballer

1991 - [[Eric Fisher (American football)|Eric Fisher]] -American football player

1991 - [[Daniel Pacheco]] -Spanish footballer

1992 - [[Julian Derstroff]] -German footballer

1993 - [[De'Anthony Thomas]] -American football player

1995 - [[Joyce Ching]] -Filipino actress and singer

1998 - [[Marie Iitoyo]] -Japanese model and actress

1999 - [[Marc Yu]] -American pianist and cellist

History of Deaths


842 - [[Al-Mu'tasim]] -Iraqi 8th Abbasid Caliphate|Abbasid caliph (b. 794)

1066 - [[Edward the Confessor]] -English king (b. 1004)

1400 - [[John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury]] -English politician (b. 1350)

1448 - [[Christopher of Bavaria]] -(b. 1416)

1465 - [[Charles, Duke of Orléans]] -(b. 1394)

1477 - [[Charles the Bold]] -French son of Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy (b. 1433)

1524 - [[Marko Marulić]] -Croatian poet (b. 1450)

1527 - [[Felix Manz]] -Swiss martyr (b. 1498)

1589 - [[Catherine de' Medici]] -Italian-French wife of Henry II of France (b. 1519)

1713 - [[Jean Chardin]] -French explorer and author (b. 1643)

1740 - [[Antonio Lotti]] -Italian composer and educator (b. 1667)

1762 - [[Elizabeth of Russia]] -(b. 1709)

1771 - [[John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford]] -English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1710)

1796 - [[Samuel Huntington (statesman)|Samuel Huntington]] -American jurist and politician, 18th Governor of Connecticut (b. 1731)

1823 - [[George Johnston (British Marines officer)|George Johnston]] -Scottish-Australian colonel and politician, Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)

1846 - [[Alfred Thomas Agate]] -American painter and illustrator (b. 1812)

1858 - [[Joseph Radetzky von Radetz]] -Austrian field marshal (b. 1766)

1860 - [[John Neumann]] -Czech-American bishop and saint (b. 1811)

1883 - [[Charles Tompson]] -Australian poet (b. 1806)

1888 - [[Henri Herz]] -Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1803)

1891 - [[Emma Abbott]] -American soprano and actress (b. 1849)

1904 - [[Karl Alfred von Zittel]] -German paleontologist and geologist (b. 1839)

1910 - [[Léon Walras]] -French-Swiss economist and academic (b. 1834)

1919 - [[Sumako Matsui]] -Japanese actress and singer (b. 1886)

1922 - [[Ernest Shackleton]] -Irish explorer (b. 1874)

1933 - [[Calvin Coolidge]] -American lawyer and politician, 30th President of the United States (b. 1872)

1937 - [[Marie Booth]] -English daughter of William Booth|William and Catherine Booth (b. 1864)

1940 - [[Humbert Wolfe]] -Italian-English poet and civil servant (b. 1885)

1941 - [[Amy Johnson]] -English pilot (b. 1903)

1942 - [[Tina Modotti]] -Italian photographer, model, actress, and activist (b. 1896)

1943 - [[George Washington Carver]] -American botanist, educator, and inventor (b. 1864)

1946 - [[Kitty Cheatham]] -American singer and actress (b. 1864)

1947 - [[Charles Schlee]] -Danish-American cyclist (b. 1873)

1951 - [[Andrei Platonov]] -Russian author (b. 1899)

1951 - [[Seo Jae-pil]] -South Korean-American journalist and activist (b. 1864)

1952 - [[Hristo Tatarchev]] -Bulgarian-Italian physician and activist (b. 1869)

1952 - [[Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow]] -Scottish colonel and politician; 46th List of governors-general of India|Governor-General of India (b. 1887)

1954 - [[Rabbit Maranville]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1891)

1956 - [[Mistinguett]] -French actress and singer (b. 1875)

1957 - [[Jerome Steever]] -American water polo player (b. 1880)

1963 - [[Rogers Hornsby]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1896)

1970 - [[Cyril Fagan]] -Irish-American astrologer and author (b. 1896)

1970 - [[Max Born]] -German physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)

1970 - [[Roberto Gerhard]] -Catalan composer and scholar (b. 1896)

1971 - [[Douglas Shearer]] -Canadian-American sound designer and engineer (b. 1899)

1974 - [[Lev Oborin]] -Russian pianist and educator (b. 1907)

1976 - [[Hamit Kaplan]] -Turkish wrestler (b. 1934)

1976 - [[John A. Costello]] -Irish lawyer and politician; 3rd Taoiseach|Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)

1976 - [[Mal Evans]] -English talent manager (b. 1935)

1977 - [[Artur Adson]] -Estonian-Swedish poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1889)

1978 - [[Wyatt Emory Cooper]] -American author and screenwriter (b. 1927)

1979 - [[Billy Bletcher]] -American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)

1979 - [[Charles Mingus]] -American bassist and composer (b. 1922)

1981 - [[Harold Urey]] -American chemist and astronomer, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)

1981 - [[Lanza del Vasto]] -Italian poet and philosopher (b. 1901)

1982 - [[Edmund Herring]] -Australian general and politician; 7th Chief Justice of Victoria (b. 1892)

1982 - [[Hans Conried]] -American actor and singer (b. 1917)

1982 - [[Harvey Lembeck]] -American actor and singer (b. 1923)

1985 - [[Alexis Rannit]] -Estonian-American poet and critic (b. 1914)

1985 - [[Robert L. Surtees]] -American cinematographer (b. 1906)

1987 - [[Herman Smith-Johannsen]] -Norwegian-Canadian skier (b. 1875)

1987 - [[Margaret Laurence]] -Canadian author and academic (b. 1926)

1988 - [[Pete Maravich]] -American basketball player (b. 1947)

1990 - [[Arthur Kennedy (actor)|Arthur Kennedy]] -American actor (b. 1914)

1991 - [[Tõnis Kint]] -Estonian commander and politician (b. 1896)

1991 - [[Vasko Popa]] -Serbian poet and academic (b. 1922)

1993 - [[Westley Allan Dodd]] -American murderer (b. 1961)

1994 - [[Brian Johnston]] -English sportscaster and author (b. 1912)

1994 - [[Elmar Lipping]] -Estonian commander and politician, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs in exile (b. 1906)

1994 - [[Tip O'Neill]] -American politician; 55th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1912)

1996 - [[Lincoln Kirstein]] -American director and producer (b. 1907)

1996 - [[Yahya Ayyash]] -Palestinian Hamas member (b. 1966)

1997 - [[André Franquin]] -Belgian cartoonist (b. 1924)

1997 - [[Burton Lane]] -American composer and songwriter (b. 1912)

1998 - [[Ken Forssi]] -American bass player (Love (band)|Love and The Surfaris) (b. 1943)

1998 - [[Sonny Bono]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and politician (b. 1935)

2000 - [[Hopper Read]] -English cricketer (b. 1910)

2001 - [[Nancy Parsons]] -American actress (b. 1942)

2003 - [[Doreen Carwithen]] -English cellist, composer, and educator (b. 1922)

2003 - [[Jean Kerr]] -American author and playwright (b. 1923)

2003 - [[Massimo Girotti]] -Italian actor (b. 1918)

2003 - [[Roy Jenkins]] -Welsh-English captain and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1920)

2004 - [[Norman Heatley]] -English biologist and chemist, co-developed penicillin (b. 1911)

2004 - [[Tug McGraw]] -American baseball player (b. 1944)

2005 - [[Danny Sugerman]] -American talent manager and author (b. 1954)

2006 - [[Merlyn Rees]] -Welsh-Irish educator and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (b. 1920)

2007 - [[Chih Ree Sun]] -Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)

2007 - [[Momofuku Ando]] -Taiwanese-Japanese businessman, founded Nissin Foods (b. 1910)

2008 - [[Clinton Grybas]] -Australian sportscaster (b. 1975)

2009 - [[Griffin Bell]] -American lawyer and politician, 72nd United States Attorney General (b. 1918)

2009 - [[Ned Tanen]] -American businessman (b. 1931)

2010 - [[Murray Saltzman]] -Russian-American rabbi and activist (b. 1929)

2010 - [[Willie Mitchell (musician)|Willie Mitchell]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1928)

2010 - [[Kenneth Noland]] -American painter (b. 1924)

2011 - [[Malangatana Ngwenya]] -Mozambican painter and poet (b. 1936)

2012 - [[Alexander Sizonenko]] -Russian basketball player (b. 1959)

2012 - [[Amit Saigal]] -Indian publisher, founded the ''Rock Street Journal'' (b. 1965)

2012 - [[Don Carter (bowler)|Don Carter]] -American bowler (b. 1926)

2012 - [[Frederica Sagor Maas]] -American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1900)

2012 - [[Isaac Díaz Pardo]] -Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1920)

2012 - [[Samson H. Chowdhury]] -Bangladeshi businessman (b. 1926)

2013 - [[Bruce McCarty]] -American architect, designed the Knoxville City-County Building (b. 1920)

2013 - [[Chandler Williams]] -American football player (b. 1985)

2013 - [[Joselo]] -Venezuelan actor (b. 1936)

2013 - [[Pierre Cogan]] -French cyclist (b. 1914)

2013 - [[Richard McWilliam]] -American businessman, co-founded the Upper Deck Company (b. 1953)

2013 - [[Sol Yurick]] -American author (b. 1925)

2013 - [[T. S. Cook]] -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1947)

2014 - [[Carmen Zapata]] -American actress (b. 1927)

2014 - [[Eusébio]] -Mozambican-Portuguese footballer and manager (b. 1942)

2014 - [[Jerry Coleman]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)

2014 - [[K. P. Udayabhanu]] -Indian singer (b. 1936)

2014 - [[Philippe Boiry]] -French journalist (b. 1927)

2014 - [[Simon Hoggart]] -English journalist (b. 1946)

2014 - [[Uday Kiran]] -Indian actor and singer (b. 1980)

2015 - [[Arthur E. Chase]] -American businessman and politician (b. 1930)

2015 - [[Bernard Joseph McLaughlin]] -American bishop (b. 1912)

2015 - [[Jean-Pierre Beltoise]] -French race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1937)

2015 - [[Joy Ali]] -Fijian boxer (b. 1978)

2015 - [[Milton Hebald]] -American sculptor and academic (b. 1917)

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