This Day in History

Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.

Day History: January-6

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


1066 - [[Harold Godwinson]] -(or Harold II) is crowned King of England.

1118 - [[Reconquista]] -Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.

1205 - [[Philip of Swabia]] -becomes King of the Romans.

1322 - [[Stephen Uroš III Dečanski of Serbia|Stephen Uroš III]] -is crowned Kingdom of Serbia (medieval)|King of Serbia.

1355 - [[Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor|Charles I of Bohemia]] -is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.

1449 - [[Constantine XI Palaiologos|Constantine XI]] -is crowned List of Byzantine emperors|Byzantine Emperor at Mystras.

1492 - [[Ferdinand and Isabella]] -enter Granada, completing the Reconquista.

1540 - [[Henry VIII of England]] -marries Anne of Cleves.

1579 - [[Union of Arras]] -is signed.

1661 - [[Restoration (England)|English Restoration]] -The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London|London, England.

1690 - [[Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor|Joseph]] -son of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor|Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.

1721 - [[South Sea Company|South Sea Bubble]] -publishes its findings.

1781 - [[Battle of Jersey]] -the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey.

1809 - [[Invasion of Cayenne (1809)|Invasion of Cayenne]] -during the Napoleonic Wars.

1838 - [[Alfred Vail]] -demonstrates a telegraphy|telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).

1839 - [[Night of the Big Wind|most damaging storm in 300 years]] -sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.

1853 - [[President-elect of the United States]] -Franklin Pierce and Jane Pierce|his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts. Pierce's 11-year-old son Benjamin is killed in the crash.

1870 - [[Musikverein]] -in Vienna|Vienna, Austria.

1893 - [[Washington National Cathedral]] -is chartered by United States Congress|Congress. The charter is signed by President of the United States|President Benjamin Harrison.

1900 - [[Second Boer War]] -Having already Siege of Ladysmith|sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal|Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|British defenders.

1907 - [[Maria Montessori]] -opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome|Rome, Italy.

1912 - [[New Mexico]] -is admitted to the Union as the 47th U.S. state.

1912 - [[Geophysics|geophysicist]] -Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.

1921 - [[Iraqi Army]] -

1929 - [[Alexander I of Yugoslavia|Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes]] -suspends Kingdom of Yugoslavia|his country's constitution (the 6 January Dictatorship|January 6th Dictatorship).

1929 - [[Mother Teresa]] -arrives in Kolkata|Calcutta, India, to begin her work among India's poorest and sick people.

1930 - [[Diesel engine|diesel]] -engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis|Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York City|New York, New York.

1931 - [[Thomas Edison]] -submits his last patent application.

1941 - [[Franklin D. Roosevelt]] -delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.

1946 - [[North Vietnamese parliamentary election, 1946|first general election]] -ever in Vietnam is held.

1947 - [[Pan American World Airways|Pan American Airlines]] -becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.

1950 - [[Republic of China]] -severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response.

1951 - [[Korean War]] -An estimated 200–1,300 South Korean communist sympathizers are slaughtered in what becomes the Ganghwa massacre.

1953 - [[Asian Socialist Conference]] -opens in Yangon|Rangoon, Burma.

1960 - [[National Airlines Flight 2511]] -is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami.

1960 - [[Associations Law]] -comes into force in Iraq, allowing registration of political parties.

1967 - [[Vietnam War]] -United States Marine Corps and Army of the Republic of Vietnam|ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.

1974 - [[1973 oil crisis]] -daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.

1978 - [[Holy Crown of Hungary|Crown of St. Stephen]] -(also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II.

1992 - [[President of Georgia]] -Zviad Gamsakhurdia flees the country as a result of the military Coup d'état|coup.

1993 - [[Border Security Force]] -units Sopore massacre|kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.

1994 - [[Nancy Kerrigan]] -is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit.

1995 - [[Manila|Manila, Philippines]] -leads to the discovery of plans for Bojinka plot|Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.

2000 - [[Pyrenean ibex]] -was found dead after a tree had landed on her.

2005 - [[African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)|American Civil Rights Movement]] -Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 Mississippi civil rights workers' murders|murders of three civil rights workers.

2005 - [[Graniteville, South Carolina, train crash|train collision]] -in Graniteville, South Carolina, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.

2009 - [[Israel]] -conducts an Operation Cast Lead|assault on the Gaza Strip

2012 - [[January 2012 al-Midan bombing|blows himself up]] -at a police station in Damascus.

Famous Birthdays


1367 - [[Richard II of England]] -(d. 1400)

1384 - [[Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent]] -English noblemen (d. 1408)

1412 - [[Joan of Arc]] -French martyr and saint (d. 1431)

1486 - [[Martin Agricola]] -German composer and theorist (d. 1556)

1488 - [[Helius Eobanus Hessus]] -German poet (d. 1540)

1525 - [[Caspar Peucer]] -German physician and scholar (d. 1602)

1561 - [[Thomas Fincke]] -Danish mathematician and physicist (d. 1656)

1587 - [[Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares]] -(d. 1645)

1595 - [[Claude Favre de Vaugelas]] -French educator and courtier (d. 1650)

1617 - [[Christoffer Gabel]] -Danish politician (d. 1673)

1655 - [[Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg]] -(d. 1720)

1670 - [[Alexander Gordon (general)|Alexander Gordon]] -Scottish-Russian general (d. 1752)

1673 - [[James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos]] -English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire (d. 1744)

1695 - [[Giuseppe Sammartini]] -Italian oboe player and composer (d. 1750)

1702 - [[José de Nebra]] -Spanish composer (d. 1768)

1714 - [[Percivall Pott]] -English surgeon (d. 1788)

1766 - [[Mihály Fazekas]] -Hungarian author (d. 1828)

1785 - [[Andreas Moustoxydis]] -Greek historian and philologist (d. 1860)

1793 - [[James Madison Porter]] -American lawyer and politician, 18th United States Secretary of War (d. 1862)

1795 - [[Anselme Payen]] -French chemist and academic (d. 1871)

1799 - [[Jedediah Smith]] -American hunter, explorer, and author (d. 1831)

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

1807 - [[Joseph Petzval]] -German-Hungarian mathematician and physicist (d. 1891)

1808 - [[Joseph Pitty Couthouy]] -American oncologist and paleontologist (d. 1864)

1811 - [[Charles Sumner]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1874)

1812 - [[Melchora Aquino]] -Filipino activist (d. 1919)

1819 - [[Baldassare Verazzi]] -Italian painter (d. 1886)

1822 - [[Heinrich Schliemann]] -German archaeologist and businessman (d. 1890)

1832 - [[Gustave Doré]] -French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)

1836 - [[Ludwig Schüler]] -German politician, List of mayors of Marburg|Mayor of Marburg (d. 1930)

1838 - [[Max Bruch]] -German composer and conductor (d. 1920)

1842 - [[Clarence King]] -American geologist, mountaineer, and critic (d. 1901)

1848 - [[Hristo Botev]] -Bulgarian poet and journalist (d. 1876)

1850 - [[Eduard Bernstein]] -German theorist and politician (d. 1932)

1850 - [[Franz Xaver Scharwenka]] -Polish-German pianist and composer (d. 1924)

1856 - [[Giuseppe Martucci]] -Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1909)

1857 - [[Hugh Mahon]] -Irish-Australian publisher and politician; 10th Minister for Foreign Affairs (Australia)|Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1931)

1857 - [[William Russell (governor)|William Russell]] -American lawyer and politician; 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)

1859 - [[Samuel Alexander]] -Australian-English philosopher and academic (d. 1938)

1861 - [[Victor Horta]] -Belgian architect, designed Hôtel van Eetvelde (d. 1947)

1861 - [[George Lloyd (bishop of Saskatchewan)|George Lloyd]] -English-Canadian bishop and theologian (d. 1940)

1861 - [[János Zsupánek]] -Slovene-Hungarian author and poet (d. 1951)

1866 - [[Dante Cappelli]] -Italian actor (d. 1948)

1868 - [[Ștefan Luchian]] -Romanian painter (d. 1917)

1868 - [[Vittorio Monti]] -Italian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1922)

1870 - [[Gustav Bauer]] -German politician, 11th Chancellor of Germany (German Reich)|Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)

1872 - [[Alexander Scriabin]] -Russian pianist and composer (d. 1915)

1874 - [[Fred Niblo]] -American actor, director, and producer (d. 1948)

1878 - [[Adeline Genée]] -Danish-English ballerina (d. 1970)

1878 - [[Carl Sandburg]] -American poet and historian (d. 1967)

1880 - [[Tom Mix]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1940)

1881 - [[Ion Minulescu]] -Romanian poet and writer (d. 1944)

1882 - [[Aleksandra Ekster]] -Polish-French painter and set designer (d. 1949)

1882 - [[Fan S. Noli]] -Albanian-American bishop and politician; 14th Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1965)

1882 - [[Sam Rayburn]] -American lawyer and politician; 48th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1961)

1883 - [[Kahlil Gibran]] -Lebanese-American poet, painter, and philosopher (d. 1931)

1883 - [[Frank Haller]] -American boxer (d. 1939)

1896 - [[Péter Veres (politician)|Péter Veres]] -Hungarian politician; Ministry of Defence (Hungary)|Minister of Defense of Hungary (d. 1970)

1898 - [[James Fitzmaurice (pilot)|James Fitzmaurice]] -Irish soldier and pilot (d. 1965)

1898 - [[Charles E. Pont]] -American minister and painter (d. 1971)

1899 - [[Phyllis Haver]] -American actress (d. 1960)

1899 - [[Heinrich Nordhoff]] -German engineer (d. 1968)

1900 - [[Maria of Yugoslavia]] -(d. 1961)

1902 - [[Helmut Poppendick]] -German physician (d. 1994)

1903 - [[Maurice Abravanel]] -Greek-American pianist and conductor (d. 1993)

1903 - [[Francis L. Sullivan]] -English-American actor (d. 1956)

1905 - [[Idris Davies]] -Welsh poet and author (d. 1953)

1907 - [[David Fleay]] -Australian ornithologist and zoologist (d. 1993)

1908 - [[Menachem Avidom]] -Hungarian-Israeli composer (d. 1995)

1910 - [[G. N. Balasubramaniam]] -Indian singer-songwriter (d. 1965)

1910 - [[Wright Morris]] -American author and photographer (d. 1998)

1910 - [[Yiannis Papaioannou]] -Greek composer and educator (d. 1989)

1912 - [[Jacques Ellul]] -French philosopher and critic (d. 1994)

1912 - [[Danny Thomas]] -American actor and producer (d. 1991)

1913 - [[Edward Gierek]] -Polish politician (d. 2001)

1913 - [[Loretta Young]] -American actress (d. 2000)

1914 - [[Godfrey Edward Arnold]] -Austrian-American physician and academic (d. 1989)

1915 - [[Ibolya Csák]] -Hungarian high jumper and gymnast (d. 2006)

1915 - [[Don Edwards]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician

1915 - [[John C. Lilly]] -American psychoanalyst, physician, and philosopher (d. 2001)

1915 - [[Liisi Oterma]] -Finnish astronomer (d. 2001)

1915 - [[Alan Watts]] -English-American philosopher and author (d. 1973)

1916 - [[Eugene Thomas Maleska]] -American journalist (d. 1993)

1916 - [[Vincent Serventy]] -Australian ornithologist and author (d. 2007)

1917 - [[Koo Chen-fu]] -Taiwanese businessman and diplomat (d. 2005)

1919 - [[Roy Cochran]] -American hurdler and sprinter (d. 1981)

1920 - [[John Maynard Smith]] -English biologist and geneticist (d. 2004)

1920 - [[Doris Stokes]] -English psychic (d. 1987)

1920 - [[Early Wynn]] -American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1999)

1921 - [[Marianne Grunberg-Manago]] -Russian-French biochemist and academic (d. 2013)

1921 - [[Cary Middlecoff]] -American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1998)

1923 - [[Vladimir Kazantsev (athlete)|Vladimir Kazantsev]] -Russian runner (d. 2007)

1923 - [[Norman Kirk]] -New Zealand engineer and politician, 29th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1974)

1923 - [[Jacobo Timerman]] -Argentinian journalist and author (d. 1999)

1924 - [[Earl Scruggs]] -American banjo player (Flatt and Scruggs) (d. 2012)

1925 - [[John DeLorean]] -American engineer and businessman, founded the DeLorean Motor Company (d. 2005)

1926 - [[Ralph Branca]] -American baseball player

1926 - [[Pat Flaherty]] -American race car driver (d. 2002)

1926 - [[Kid Gavilán]] -Cuban-American boxer (d. 2003)

1926 - [[Mickey Hargitay]] -Hungarian-American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)

1926 - [[Günter Rössler]] -German photographer and journalist (d. 2012)

1927 - [[Jesse Leonard Steinfeld]] -American physician and academic, 11th Surgeon General of the United States (d. 2014)

1928 - [[Capucine]] -French actress and model (d. 1990)

1928 - [[George H. Ross]] -American lawyer and businessman

1929 - [[Anne Rogers Clark]] -American dog breeder and trainer (d. 2006)

1929 - [[Babrak Karmal]] -Afghan politician (d. 1996)

1930 - [[W. Wallace Cleland]] -American biochemist and educator (d. 2013)

1930 - [[Vic Tayback]] -American actor (d. 1990)

1931 - [[E. L. Doctorow]] -American author, playwright, and academic (d. 2015)

1931 - [[Juan Goytisolo]] -Spanish poet and author

1931 - [[P. J. Kavanagh]] -English poet and author (d. 2015)

1931 - [[Dickie Moore (ice hockey)|Dickie Moore]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1932 - [[Stuart A. Rice]] -American chemist and academic

1933 - [[Leszek Drogosz]] -Polish boxer and actor (d. 2012)

1933 - [[Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov]] -Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2003)

1933 - [[Ian McColl, Baron McColl of Dulwich]] -English surgeon and academic

1933 - [[Emil Steinberger (actor)|Emil Steinberger]] -Swiss actor, director, and screenwriter

1933 - [[Fred L. Turner]] -American businessman (d. 2013)

1934 - [[Harry M. Miller]] -Australian publicist

1934 - [[Sylvia Syms]] -English actress

1934 - [[John Wieners]] -American poet and actor (d. 2002)

1935 - [[Joseph Rotman]] -Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2015)

1935 - [[Nino Tempo]] -American singer and actor

1936 - [[Rubén Amaro, Sr.]] -Mexican baseball player and scout

1936 - [[Darlene Hard]] -American tennis player and coach

1936 - [[Julio María Sanguinetti]] -Uruguayan journalist, lawyer, and politician; 29th President of Uruguay|Constitutional President of Uruguay

1936 - [[Nida Blanca]] -Filipino actress (d. 2001)

1937 - [[Paolo Conte]] -Italian singer-songwriter and pianist

1937 - [[Ludvík Daněk]] -Czech discus thrower (d. 1998)

1937 - [[Lou Holtz]] -American football player, coach, and sportscaster

1937 - [[Doris Troy]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

1938 - [[Adriano Celentano]] -Italian singer-songwriter, actor, and director

1938 - [[Adrienne Clarke]] -Australian botanist and academic

1938 - [[Mario Rodríguez Cobos]] -Argentinian philosopher and author (d. 2010)

1938 - [[William E. Connolly]] -American political scientist, theorist, and academic

1939 - [[Georgios Babiniotis]] -Greek linguist and philologist

1939 - [[Murray Rose]] -Australian swimmer and sportscaster (d. 2012)

1940 - [[Penny Lernoux]] -American journalist and author (d. 1989)

1940 - [[Van McCoy]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1979)

1943 - [[Hak Ja Han]] -Korean wife of Sun Myung Moon

1943 - [[Terry Venables]] -English footballer and manager

1944 - [[Bonnie Franklin]] -American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1944 - [[Rolf M. Zinkernagel]] -Swiss immunologist and academic; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1945 - [[Allen Appel]] -American author, illustrator, and photographer

1945 - [[Barry John]] -Welsh rugby player

1945 - [[Barry Lopez]] -American environmentalist and author

1946 - [[Syd Barrett]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)

1947 - [[Sandy Denny]] -English singer-songwriter (d. 1978)

1947 - [[Ian Millar]] -Canadian horse rider

1948 - [[Guy Gardner (astronaut)|Guy Gardner]] -American colonel and astronaut

1949 - [[Mike Boit]] -Kenyan runner and academic

1949 - [[Carolyn D. Wright]] -American poet and academic

1950 - [[Louis Freeh]] -American lawyer and jurist; 10th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

1951 - [[Don Gullett]] -American baseball player and coach

1951 - [[Kim Wilson]] -American singer-songwriter and harmonica player

1952 - [[Frank Sivero]] -Italian-American actor

1952 - [[Moondog Spot]] -American wrestler (d. 2003)

1953 - [[Malcolm Young]] -Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1953 - [[Jon Eberson]] -Norwegian guitarist and orchestra leader (Jazzpunkensemblet)

1954 - [[Yuji Horii]] -Japanese video game designer, created ''Dragon Quest''

1954 - [[Anthony Minghella]] -English director and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1954 - [[Karen Moras]] -Australian swimmer and coach

1954 - [[Trudie Styler]] -English actress and producer

1955 - [[Ajayi Agbebaku]] -Nigerian triple jumper

1955 - [[Rowan Atkinson]] -English actor, producer, and screenwriter

1955 - [[Richard Corbett]] -English politician

1955 - [[Alex Forsyth (ice hockey)|Alex Forsyth]] -American ice hockey player

1955 - [[Susan B. Horwitz]] -American computer scientist and academic (d. 2014)

1956 - [[Angus Deayton]] -English actor and screenwriter

1956 - [[Elizabeth Strout]] -American author and academic

1956 - [[Justin Welby]] -English archbishop

1956 - [[Clive Woodward]] -English rugby player and coach

1957 - [[Michael Foale]] -English-American astrophysicist and astronaut

1957 - [[Nancy Lopez]] -American golfer and sportscaster

1958 - [[Themos Anastasiadis]] -Greek journalist and economist

1958 - [[Scott Bryce]] -American actor, director, and producer

1958 - [[Margus Hanson]] -Estonian politician, 23rd Minister of Defence (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Defence

1958 - [[Mohsen Rastani]] -Iranian photographer

1959 - [[Kapil Dev]] -Indian cricketer and coach

1959 - [[Kathy Sledge]] -American singer (Sister Sledge)

1960 - [[Paul Azinger]] -American golfer and sportscaster

1960 - [[Kari Jalonen]] -Finnish ice hockey player and coach

1960 - [[Nigella Lawson]] -English chef and author

1960 - [[Howie Long]] -American football player and actor

1961 - [[Georges Jobé]] -Belgian motocross racer (d. 2012)

1962 - [[Michael Houser]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Widespread Panic and Brute (band)|Brute) (d. 2002)

1962 - [[Kevin Rosier]] -American mixed martial artist and boxer (d. 2015)

1962 - [[Vangelis Vlachos]] -Greek footballer and manager

1963 - [[Norm Charlton]] -American baseball player and coach

1963 - [[Tony Halme]] -Finnish wrestler, actor, and politician (d. 2010)

1963 - [[Paul Kipkoech]] -Kenyan runner (d. 1995)

1963 - [[Tina Landon]] -Mexican-American dancer and choreographer

1963 - [[Ian Lavery]] -English miner and politician

1964 - [[Konnan]] -Cuban-American wrestler and sportscaster

1964 - [[Yuri (Mexican singer)|Yuri]] -Mexican singer and actress

1964 - [[Denise Borino-Quinn]] -American actress (d. 2010)

1964 - [[Charles Haley]] -American football player and coach

1964 - [[Henry Maske]] -German boxer and actor

1964 - [[Jacqueline Moore]] -American wrestler and manager

1964 - [[Richard Nerurkar]] -English runner

1964 - [[Mark O'Toole (musician)|Mark O'Toole]] -English bass player

1964 - [[Rafael Vidal]] -Venezuelan swimmer and sportscaster (d. 2005)

1965 - [[Muhammed al-Ahari]] -American author and scholar

1965 - [[Bjørn Lomborg]] -Danish author and academic

1965 - [[Murray McLachlan (musician)|Murray McLachlan]] -British concert pianist

1965 - [[Christine Wachtel]] -German runner

1966 - [[Ipče Ahmedovski]] -Macedonian singer (d. 1994)

1966 - [[Fernando Carrillo]] -Venezuelan actor

1966 - [[Sharon Cuneta]] -Filipino singer and actress

1966 - [[A. R. Rahman]] -Indian singer-songwriter and producer

1967 - [[Kim Atienza]] -Filipino host

1968 - [[John Singleton]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1969 - [[Norman Reedus]] -American model and actor

1970 - [[José Carabalí]] -Venezuelan runner

1970 - [[Julie Chen]] -American journalist and producer

1970 - [[Gabrielle Reece]] -American volleyball player, sportscaster, and actress

1971 - [[Karin Slaughter]] -American author

1971 - [[Irwin Thomas]] -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1972 - [[Nek]] -Italian singer-songwriter

1973 - [[Scott Ferguson]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1973 - [[Vasso Karantasiou]] -Greek volleyball player

1974 - [[Daniel Cordone]] -Argentinian footballer

1974 - [[Paul Grant (basketball)|Paul Grant]] -American basketball player and coach

1974 - [[Shelbee Myne]] -American pornographic actress

1975 - [[Yukana]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1975 - [[Nicole DeHuff]] -American actress (d. 2005)

1975 - [[James Farrior]] -American football player

1975 - [[Jason King (radio)|Jason King]] -English radio and television host

1976 - [[Johnny Yong Bosch]] -American actor and martial artist

1976 - [[Danny Pintauro]] -American actor

1976 - [[Daniel Tynell]] -Swedish skier

1976 - [[Lu Yi (actor)|Lu Yi]] -Chinese actor and singer

1976 - [[Richard Zedník]] -Slovak ice hockey player

1977 - [[Defconn]] -South Korean singer and television presenter

1977 - [[Marc Johnson (skateboarder)|Marc Johnson]] -American skateboarder

1978 - [[Nikki Einfeld]] -Canadian soprano

1978 - [[Casey Fossum]] -American baseball player

1978 - [[Bubba Franks]] -American football player

1978 - [[Tara Spencer-Nairn]] -Canadian actress

1979 - [[Camila Grey]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1980 - [[Steed Malbranque]] -French footballer

1980 - [[Sam Sallon]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1980 - [[Apostolia Zoi]] -Greek singer

1980 - [[Pascual Romero]] -American musician and producer

1981 - [[Mike Jones (rapper)|Mike Jones]] -American rapper and actor

1981 - [[Rinko Kikuchi]] -Japanese actress and director

1981 - [[Jérémie Renier]] -Belgian-French actor

1981 - [[Asante Samuel]] -American football player

1982 - [[Gilbert Arenas]] -American basketball player

1982 - [[Brian Bass]] -American baseball player

1982 - [[Tiffany Pollard]] -American actress

1982 - [[Eddie Redmayne]] -English actor and singer

1983 - [[Adam Burish]] -American ice hockey player

1983 - [[Mithra Jin]] -South Korean rapper (Epik High)

1983 - [[Natali Thanou]] -Serbian-Greek model and singer

1984 - [[Kate McKinnon]] -American actress

1985 - [[Ben Haenow]] -English singer

1985 - [[Inge Vermeulen]] -Brazilian-Dutch field hockey player (d. 2015)

1986 - [[Paul McShane (footballer)|Paul McShane]] -Irish footballer

1986 - [[Petter Northug]] -Norwegian skier

1986 - [[Irina Shayk]] -Russian-American model and actress

1986 - [[Benjamin Simm]] -German rugby player

1986 - [[Mike Teel]] -American football player

1986 - [[Alex Turner (musician)|Alex Turner]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1987 - [[Gemma Gibbons]] -English-Scottish martial artist

1987 - [[Bongani Khumalo]] -South African footballer

1987 - [[Zhang Lin (swimmer)|Zhang Lin]] -Chinese swimmer

1988 - [[Mikael Daez]] -Filipino model and actor

1989 - [[Andy Carroll]] -English footballer

1989 - [[James Durbin (singer)|James Durbin]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1989 - [[Max Pirkis]] -English actor and producer

1989 - [[Arisa Sugi]] -Japanese actress

1993 - [[Lil Reese]] -American rapper

1994 - [[Jameis Winston]] -American football player

1996 - [[Kishan Shrikanth]] -Indian actor and director

1998 - [[Yuuka Yano]] -Japanese actress

History of Deaths


429 - [[Honoratus]] -French archbishop and saint (b. 350)

664 - [['Amr ibn al-'As]] -Arabian general and politician, List of governors of Islamic Egypt|Governor of Egypt (b. 583)

786 - [[Abo of Tiflis]] -Iraqi martyr and saint (b. 756)

884 - [[Hasan ibn Zayd]] -Tabaristan ruler

1088 - [[Berengar of Tours]] -French scholar and theologian (b. 999)

1275 - [[Raymond of Penyafort]] -Catalan archbishop and saint (b. 1175)

1387 - [[Peter IV of Aragon]] -(b. 1319)

1481 - [[Ahmed Khan bin Küchük]] -Mongolian ruler

1537 - [[Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence]] -(b. 1510)

1537 - [[Baldassare Peruzzi]] -Italian architect and painter, designed the Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne (b. 1481)

1616 - [[Philip Henslowe]] -English businessman (b. 1550)

1646 - [[Elias Holl]] -German architect, designed the Augsburg Town Hall (b. 1573)

1689 - [[Seth Ward (bishop of Salisbury)|Seth Ward]] -English bishop, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1617)

1693 - [[Mehmed IV]] -Ottoman sultan (b. 1642)

1711 - [[Philips van Almonde]] -Dutch admiral (b. 1646)

1718 - [[Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina]] -Italian lawyer and jurist (b. 1664)

1725 - [[Chikamatsu Monzaemon]] -Japanese playwright (b. 1653)

1731 - [[Étienne François Geoffroy]] -French physician and chemist (b. 1672)

1734 - [[John Dennis (dramatist)|John Dennis]] -English playwright and critic (b. 1657)

1813 - [[Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers]] -French general (b. 1764)

1829 - [[Josef Dobrovský]] -Czech philologist and historian (b. 1753)

1831 - [[Rodolphe Kreutzer]] -French violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1766)

1840 - [[Frances Burney]] -English author and playwright (b. 1752)

1847 - [[Tyagaraja]] -Indian composer (b. 1767)

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

1855 - [[Giacomo Beltrami]] -Italian jurist, explorer, and author (b. 1779)

1882 - [[Richard Henry Dana, Jr.]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1815)

1884 - [[Gregor Mendel]] -Czech geneticist and botanist (b. 1822)

1885 - [[Bharatendu Harishchandra]] -Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1850)

1885 - [[Peter Christen Asbjørnsen]] -Norwegian author and scholar (b. 1812)

1896 - [[Thomas W. Knox]] -American journalist and author (b. 1835)

1905 - [[George Van Cleaf]] -American water polo player (b. 1880)

1913 - [[Frederick Hitch]] -English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1856)

1918 - [[Georg Cantor]] -German mathematician and philosopher (b. 1845)

1919 - [[Max Heindel]] -Danish-American astrologer and mystic (b. 1865)

1919 - [[Theodore Roosevelt]] -American colonel and politician, 26th President of the United States (b. 1858)

1921 - [[Devil Anse Hatfield]] -American Guerrilla warfare|guerrilla leader (b. 1839)

1922 - [[Jakob Rosanes]] -Ukrainian-German mathematician and chess player (b. 1842)

1928 - [[Alvin Kraenzlein]] -American hurdler and long jumper (b. 1876)

1933 - [[Vladimir de Pachmann]] -Ukrainian-German pianist (b. 1848)

1934 - [[Herbert Chapman]] -English footballer and manager (b. 1878)

1937 - [[André Bessette]] -Canadian saint (b. 1845)

1941 - [[Charley O'Leary]] -American baseball player and coach (b. 1882)

1942 - [[Emma Calvé]] -French soprano (b. 1858)

1942 - [[Henri de Baillet-Latour]] -Belgian 3rd President of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1876)

1944 - [[Ida Tarbell]] -American journalist, author, and educator (b. 1857)

1944 - [[Jacques Rosenbaum]] -Estonian-German architect (b. 1878)

1945 - [[Edith Frank]] -German-Dutch mother of Anne Frank (b. 1900)

1945 - [[Vladimir Vernadsky]] -Russian mineralogist and chemist (b. 1863)

1949 - [[Victor Fleming]] -American director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1883)

1952 - [[Sofoklis Dousmanis]] -Greek admiral (b. 1868)

1966 - [[Jean Lurçat]] -French painter (b. 1892)

1972 - [[Chen Yi (general)|Chen Yi]] -Chinese general and politician, 2nd Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (b. 1901)

1974 - [[David Alfaro Siqueiros]] -Mexican painter (b. 1896)

1978 - [[Burt Munro]] -New Zealand motorcycle racer (b. 1899)

1980 - [[Georgeanna Tillman]] -American singer (The Marvelettes) (b. 1944)

1980 - [[Raymond Mays]] -English race car driver (b. 1899)

1981 - [[A. J. Cronin]] -Scottish physician and author (b. 1896)

1984 - [[Ernest Laszlo]] -Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1898)

1990 - [[Ian Charleson]] -Scottish actor (b. 1949)

1990 - [[Pavel Cherenkov]] -Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

1991 - [[Ahmed Adnan Saygun]] -Turkish composer and musicologist (b. 1907)

1993 - [[Dizzy Gillespie]] -American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (b. 1917)

1993 - [[Richard Mortensen]] -Danish painter and educator (b. 1910)

1993 - [[Rudolf Nureyev]] -Russian-French dancer and choreographer (b. 1938)

1994 - [[Bill Clinton]] -(b. 1923)

1995 - [[Joe Slovo]] -Lithuanian-South African politician (b. 1926)

1997 - [[Catherine Scorsese]] -American actress (b. 1912)

1999 - [[Michel Petrucciani]] -French-American pianist (b. 1962)

2000 - [[Don Martin (cartoonist)|Don Martin]] -American cartoonist (b. 1931)

2003 - [[Hirini Melbourne]] -New Zealand singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1949)

2004 - [[Francesco Scavullo]] -American photographer (b. 1921)

2004 - [[Pierre Charles]] -Dominican politician, 5th Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)

2005 - [[Lois Hole]] -Canadian academic and politician, 15th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta (b. 1929)

2005 - [[Louis Robichaud]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 25th Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1925)

2006 - [[Hugh Thompson, Jr.]] -American soldier and pilot (b. 1943)

2006 - [[Lou Rawls]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1933)

2007 - [[Mario Danelo]] -American football player (b. 1985)

2007 - [[Roberta Wohlstetter]] -American political scientist, historian, and academic (b. 1912)

2007 - [[Sneaky Pete Kleinow]] -American guitarist and songwriter (The Flying Burrito Brothers) (b. 1934)

2008 - [[P. K. Sethi]] -Indian surgeon (b. 1927)

2009 - [[Cheryl Holdridge]] -American actress (b. 1944)

2009 - [[John Scott Martin]] -English actor (b. 1926)

2009 - [[Maria Dimitriadi]] -Greek singer (b. 1950)

2009 - [[Ron Asheton]] -American guitarist, songwriter, and actor (The Stooges, The New Order (band)|The New Order, New Race, and Destroy All Monsters (band)|Destroy All Monsters) (b. 1948)

2010 - [[James von Brunn]] -American murderer (b. 1920)

2011 - [[Uche Okafor]] -Nigerian footballer, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1967)

2012 - [[Bob Holness]] -South African-English radio and television host (b. 1928)

2012 - [[John Celardo]] -American illustrator (b. 1918)

2012 - [[Roger Boisjoly]] -American aerodynamicist and engineer (b. 1938)

2012 - [[Spike Pola]] -Australian footballer (b. 1914)

2012 - [[Sybil Plumlee]] -American police officer and educator (b. 1911)

2012 - [[Tom Ardolino]] -American drummer (NRBQ) (b. 1955)

2012 - [[W. Francis McBeth]] -American composer (b. 1933)

2013 - [[Bart Van den Bossche]] -Flemish singer and actor (b. 1964)

2013 - [[Cho Sung-min]] -South Korean baseball player (b. 1973)

2013 - [[Gerard Helders]] -Dutch jurist and politician (b. 1905)

2013 - [[John Ingram (politician)|John Ingram]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)

2013 - [[Ruth Carter Stevenson]] -American art collector, founded the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Qazi Hussain Ahmad]] -Pakistani scholar and politician (b. 1938)

2014 - [[Bob Bolen]] -American businessman and politician (b. 1926)

2014 - [[Julian Rotter]] -American psychologist and academic (b. 1916)

2014 - [[Larry D. Mann]] -Canadian-American actor (b. 1922)

2014 - [[Marina Ginestà]] -French soldier and photographer (b. 1919)

2014 - [[Mónica Spear]] -Venezuelan model and actress, Miss Venezuela 2004 (b. 1984)

2014 - [[Nelson Ned]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)

2015 - [[Arthur Jackson (sport shooter)|Arthur Jackson]] -American lieutenant and target shooter (b. 1918)

2015 - [[Basil John Mason]] -English meteorologist and academic (b. 1923)

2015 - [[Buffalo Tiger]] -American politician (b. 1920)

2015 - [[Lance Percival]] -English actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1933)

2015 - [[Thunder Rumble]] -American race horse (b. 1989)

Go to Top