This Day in History

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Day History: January-7

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


1131 - [[Canute Lavard]] -was murdered at Haraldsted, Denmark by his cousin Magnus I of Sweden|Magnus, which led to the civil war in Denmark (1131–34).

1325 - [[Afonso IV of Portugal|Alfonso IV]] -becomes King of Portugal.

1558 - [[France]] -takes Siege of Calais (1558)|Calais, the last continental possession of Kingdom of England|England.

1566 - [[Pope Pius V]] -is elected.

1608 - [[Jamestown, Virginia]] -

1610 - [[Galileo Galilei]] -makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede (moon)|Ganymede, Callisto (moon)|Callisto, Io (moon)|Io and Europa (moon)|Europa, although he is not able to distinguish the last two until the following day.

1782 - [[Bank of North America]] -opens.

1785 - [[Jean-Pierre Blanchard]] -and American John Jeffries travel from Dover|Dover, England, to Calais|Calais, France, in a gas balloon.

1797 - [[Flag of Italy|Italian flag]] -is first used.

1835 - [[Chonos Archipelago]] -

1894 - [[William Kennedy Dickson]] -receives a patent for film|motion picture film.

1904 - [[distress signal]] -"CQD" is established only to be replaced two years later by "SOS".

1919 - [[Montenegro|Montenegrin]] -guerrilla fighters Christmas Uprising|rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.

1920 - [[New York State Assembly]] -refuses to seat five duly elected Socialist Party of America|Socialist assemblymen.

1922 - [[Dáil Éireann]] -ratifies the Anglo-Irish Treaty by a 64–57 vote.

1927 - [[telephone]] -service is established from New York City|New York, New York to London|London, United Kingdom.

1931 - [[Guy Menzies]] -flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's Westland District|west coast.

1935 - [[Benito Mussolini]] -and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.

1940 - [[Winter War]] -The Finnish 9th Division Battle of Raate Road|stops and completely destroys the overwhelming Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road.

1942 - [[World War II]] -The Battle of Bataan|siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.

1945 - [[United Kingdom|British]] -General Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein|Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.

1948 - [[Kentucky Air National Guard]] -pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while Mantell UFO incident|in pursuit of a supposed unidentified flying object|UFO.

1954 - [[Georgetown-IBM experiment]] -The first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.

1955 - [[Marian Anderson]] -becomes the first person of color to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in Giuseppe Verdi's ''Un ballo in maschera''.

1959 - [[Cuba]] -government of Fidel Castro.

1960 - [[UGM-27 Polaris|Polaris missile]] -is test launched.

1968 - [[Surveyor Program]] -''Surveyor 7'', the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off from Spaceport Florida Launch Complex 36|launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station|Cape Canaveral.

1970 - [[Punjab Legislative Council (Abolition) Act, 1969]] -comes into effect.

1973 - [[Mark Essex]] -fatally shoots ten people and wounds 13 others at Howard Johnson's Hotel in New Orleans|New Orleans, Louisiana, before being shot to death by police officers.

1979 - [[Sino-Vietnamese War|Third Indochina War]] -Cambodian–Vietnamese War: Phnom Penh falls to the advancing Vietnamese troops, driving out Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.

1980 - [[Jimmy Carter]] -authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.

1984 - [[Brunei]] -becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

1985 - [[Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency]] -launches Sakigake, Japan's first Robotic spacecraft|interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union.

1989 - [[Akihito]] -is sworn in as the emperor of Japan after the death of his father Hirohito

1990 - [[Leaning Tower of Pisa]] -is closed to the public for safety reasons.

1991 - [[Roger Lafontant]] -former leader of the Tonton Macoute in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest.

1993 - [[History of Ghana#Recent events|Fourth Republic of Ghana]] -is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.

1993 - [[Bosnian War]] -The Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina|Bosnian Army executes a Kravica attack (1993)|surprise attack on the village of Kravica in Srebrenica.

1999 - [[Impeachment of Bill Clinton|impeachment]] -of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.

2010 - [[Egypt]] -Nag Hammadi massacre|open fire on a crowd of Copts|Coptic Christians, killing eight of them and one Muslim bystander.

2012 - [[hot air balloon]] -2012 Carterton hot air balloon crash|crashes near Carterton, New Zealand, killing all 11 people on board.

2015 - [[Charlie Hebdo shooting|a mass shooting]] -at the offices of ''Charlie Hebdo'' in Paris, killing twelve people and injuring another eleven.

2015 - [[January 2015 Sana'a bombing|explodes]] -outside a police college in the Yemeni capital Sana'a with at least 38 people reported dead and more than 63 injured.

Famous Birthdays


1355 - [[Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester]] -English politician, Lord High Constable of England (d. 1397)

1502 - [[Pope Gregory XIII]] -(d. 1585)

1634 - [[Adam Krieger]] -German organist and composer (d. 1666)

1647 - [[William Louis, Duke of Württemberg]] -(d. 1677)

1685 - [[Jonas Alströmer]] -Swedish businessman (d. 1761)

1706 - [[Johann Heinrich Zedler]] -German publisher (d. 1751)

1713 - [[Giovanni Battista Locatelli]] -Italian director and manager (d. 1785)

1718 - [[Israel Putnam]] -American general (d. 1790)

1746 - [[George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith]] -Scottish admiral and politician (d. 1823)

1768 - [[Joseph Bonaparte]] -Italian king (d. 1844)

1786 - [[John Catron]] -American lawyer and jurist (d. 1865)

1796 - [[Princess Charlotte of Wales]] -(d. 1817)

1800 - [[Millard Fillmore]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 13th President of the United States (d. 1874)

1827 - [[Sandford Fleming]] -Scottish-Canadian engineer, created Universal Standard Time (d. 1915)

1831 - [[Heinrich von Stephan]] -German postman, founded the Universal Postal Union (d. 1897)

1832 - [[James Munro (Australian politician)|James Munro]] -Scottish-Australian publisher and politician; 15th Premier of Victoria (d. 1908)

1834 - [[Johann Philipp Reis]] -German physicist, invented the Reis telephone (d. 1874)

1837 - [[Thomas Henry Ismay]] -English businessman, founded the White Star Line|White Star Line Shipping Company (d. 1899)

1844 - [[Bernadette Soubirous]] -French nun and saint (d. 1879)

1845 - [[Ludwig III of Bavaria]] -(d. 1921)

1856 - [[Charles Harold Davis]] -American painter (d. 1933)

1858 - [[Eliezer Ben-Yehuda]] -Belarusian lexicographer and journalist (d. 1922)

1860 - [[Emanuil Manolov]] -Bulgarian composer (d. 1902)

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

1870 - [[Gordon Hewart, 1st Viscount Hewart]] -English judge and politician; 7th Lord Chief Justice of England (d. 1943)

1871 - [[Émile Borel]] -French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)

1873 - [[Charles Péguy]] -French poet and journalist (d. 1914)

1873 - [[Adolph Zukor]] -Hungarian-American film producer; co-founded Paramount Pictures (d. 1976)

1875 - [[Gustav Flatow]] -German gymnast (d. 1945)

1875 - [[Thomas Hicks (athlete)|Thomas Hicks]] -American runner (d. 1963)

1876 - [[William Hurlstone]] -English pianist and composer (d. 1906)

1877 - [[William Clarence Matthews]] -American baseball player, coach, and lawyer (d. 1928)

1879 - [[John Bissinger]] -American gymnast (d. 1941)

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

1885 - [[Edwin Swatek]] -American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1966)

1887 - [[Oskar Luts]] -Estonian author and playwright (d. 1953)

1888 - [[Vera de Bosset]] -Russian-American ballerina (d. 1982)

1891 - [[Zora Neale Hurston]] -American anthropologist and author (d. 1960)

1895 - [[Hudson Fysh]] -Australian pilot and businessman; co-founded Qantas|Qantas Airways Limited (d. 1974)

1895 - [[Clara Haskil]] -Romanian pianist (d. 1960)

1896 - [[Arnold Ridley]] -English actor and playwright (d. 1984)

1898 - [[Robert LeGendre]] -American pentathlete (d. 1931)

1899 - [[Al Bowlly]] -Mozambican-English singer-songwriter (d. 1941)

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

1900 - [[John Brownlee (baritone)|John Brownlee]] -Australian actor and singer (d. 1969)

1900 - [[Robert Le Vigan]] -French-Argentinian actor (d. 1972)

1903 - [[Ioannis Despotopoulos]] -Greek architect and academic (d. 1992)

1903 - [[Alan Napier]] -English-American actor (d. 1988)

1905 - [[James Simpson, Jr.]] -American politician and racing driver (d. 1960)

1906 - [[Bobbi Trout]] -American pilot (d. 2003)

1907 - [[Nicanor Zabaleta]] -Spanish harp player (d. 1993)

1908 - [[Red Allen]] -American trumpet player (d. 1967)

1910 - [[Orval Faubus]] -American soldier and politician; 36th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)

1911 - [[Butterfly McQueen]] -American actress and dancer (d. 1995)

1912 - [[Charles Addams]] -American cartoonist; created The Addams Family (d. 1988)

1912 - [[Günter Wand]] -German conductor and composer (d. 2002)

1913 - [[Johnny Mize]] -American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1993)

1916 - [[W. L. Jeyasingham]] -Sri Lankan geographer and academic (d. 1989)

1916 - [[Paul Keres]] -Estonian-Finnish chess player and theoretician (d. 1975)

1917 - [[Ulysses Kay]] -American composer (d. 1995)

1917 - [[Milton Resnick]] -Russian-American painter (d. 2004)

1920 - [[Vincent Gardenia]] -Italian-American actor and singer (d. 1992)

1921 - [[Chester Kallman]] -American poet and translator (d. 1975)

1922 - [[Alvin Dark]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)

1922 - [[Eric Jupp]] -English-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2003)

1922 - [[Jean-Pierre Rampal]] -French flute player (d. 2000)

1923 - [[Hugh Kenner]] -Canadian scholar and critic (d. 2003)

1924 - [[Geoffrey Bayldon]] -English actor

1924 - [[Pablo Birger]] -Argentinian race car driver (d. 1966)

1924 - [[Gene L. Coon]] -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1973)

1925 - [[Gerald Durrell]] -Indian-English zookeeper, conservationist and author; founded Durrell Wildlife Park (d. 1995)

1926 - [[Kim Jong-pil]] -South Korean politician, 11th Prime Minister of South Korea

1928 - [[William Peter Blatty]] -American author and screenwriter

1929 - [[Robert Juniper]] -Australian painter and sculptor (d. 2012)

1929 - [[Terry Moore (actress)|Terry Moore]] -American actress and producer

1930 - [[Jack Greene]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1930 - [[Eddie LeBaron]] -American football player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2015)

1931 - [[Mirja Hietamies]] -Finnish skier (d. 2013)

1932 - [[Joe Berinson]] -Australian pharmacist, lawyer, and politician; Attorney-General of Western Australia

1933 - [[Elliott Kastner]] -American-English film producer (d. 2010)

1933 - [[Phil Mulkey]] -American decathlete and coach

1934 - [[Jean Corbeil]] -Canadian politician; 29th Minister of Labour (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2002)

1934 - [[Charles Jenkins Sr.]] -American sprinter and coach

1934 - [[Joseph Naso]] -American serial killer

1934 - [[Tassos Papadopoulos]] -Cypriot lawyer and politician, 5th President of Cyprus (d. 2008)

1935 - [[Kenny Davern]] -American clarinet player and saxophonist (d. 2006)

1935 - [[Tommy Johnson (tubist)|Tommy Johnson]] -American tuba player and educator (d. 2006)

1935 - [[Valeri Kubasov]] -Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2014)

1935 - [[Ducky Schofield]] -American baseball player

1936 - [[G. Robert Blakey]] -American lawyer and academic

1936 - [[Ben Cropp]] -Australian hunter and photographer

1936 - [[Hunter Davies]] -Scottish author and journalist

1936 - [[Ian La Frenais]] -English screenwriter and producer

1938 - [[Lou Graham]] -American golfer and soldier

1938 - [[Lena Granhagen]] -Swedish actress

1938 - [[Roland Topor]] -French illustrator, painter, and actor (d. 1997)

1938 - [[Fred Whitfield]] -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1939 - [[Tom Kiernan]] -Irish rugby player and coach

1940 - [[Anton Norris]] -Barbadian high jumper and cricketer

1941 - [[Iona Brown]] -English violinist and conductor (d. 2004)

1941 - [[Frederick D. Gregory]] -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1941 - [[Manfred Schellscheidt]] -German-American soccer player and coach

1941 - [[John E. Walker]] -English chemist and academic; Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1942 - [[Vasily Alekseyev]] -Russian-German weightlifter and coach (d. 2011)

1942 - [[Jim Lefebvre]] -American baseball player and manager

1942 - [[Danny Steinmann]] -American director and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1942 - [[Danny Williams (singer)|Danny Williams]] -South African singer (d. 2005)

1943 - [[Richard Armstrong (conductor)|Richard Armstrong]] -English organist and conductor

1943 - [[Sadako Sasaki]] -Japanese victim of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (d. 1955)

1944 - [[Arne Scheie]] -Norwegian sportscaster

1944 - [[Kotaro Suzumura]] -Japanese economist and academic

1944 - [[Tony Whitlam]] -Australian lawyer, judge, and politician

1945 - [[Tony Conigliaro]] -American baseball player and journalist (d. 1990)

1945 - [[Dick Marty]] -Swiss lawyer and politician

1945 - [[Raila Odinga]] -Kenyan engineer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Kenya

1946 - [[Michael Roizen]] -American anesthesiologist and author

1946 - [[Jann Wenner]] -American publisher, co-founded ''Rolling Stone''

1946 - [[Mike Wilds]] -English race car driver

1947 - [[Shobhaa De]] -Indian journalist and author

1947 - [[Tony Elliott (publisher)|Tony Elliott]] -English publisher; founded ''Time Out (magazine)|Time Out''

1947 - [[Mohammad-Reza Lotfi]] -Iranian setar player and composer (d. 2014)

1948 - [[Kenny Loggins]] -American singer-songwriter

1948 - [[Ichirou Mizuki]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor

1949 - [[Marshall Chapman]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1949 - [[Chavo Guerrero Sr.]] -American wrestler and trainer

1949 - [[Anne Schedeen]] -American actress

1949 - [[Steven Williams]] -American actor

1950 - [[Juan Gabriel]] -Mexican singer-songwriter

1950 - [[Erin Gray]] -American actress

1950 - [[Ross Grimsley]] -American baseball player and coach

1950 - [[Malcolm Macdonald]] -English footballer and manager

1951 - [[Massimo Sigala]] -Italian race car driver

1951 - [[Helen Worth]] -English actress

1952 - [[Sammo Hung]] -Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and martial artist

1953 - [[Robert Longo]] -American painter

1953 - [[Morris Titanic]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1954 - [[Alan Butcher]] -English cricketer and coach

1954 - [[Jodi Long]] -American actress

1954 - [[José María Vitier]] -Cuban pianist and composer

1956 - [[David Caruso]] -American actor and producer

1956 - [[Mike Liut]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1956 - [[Uwe Ochsenknecht]] -German actor and singer

1956 - [[Kostas Petropoulos]] -Greek basketball player and coach

1957 - [[Nicholson Baker]] -American historian, author, and academic

1957 - [[Katie Couric]] -American journalist and author

1957 - [[Reena Roy]] -Indian actress

1957 - [[Julian Solís]] -Puerto Rican boxer

1958 - [[Donna Rice Hughes]] -American actress and activist

1958 - [[Linda Kozlowski]] -American actress

1959 - [[Anne Balsamo]] -American cultural academic

1959 - [[Jon Larsen]] -Norwegian guitarist and songwriter (Hot Club de Norvège)

1959 - [[Ross Norman]] -New Zealand-English squash player

1959 - [[Angela Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon]] -English accountant and politician

1959 - [[Kathy Valentine]] -American bass player and songwriter

1960 - [[David Marciano]] -American actor

1960 - [[Loretta Sanchez]] -American politician

1961 - [[Supriya Pathak]] -Indian actress

1961 - [[Andrew Thomson (Australian politician)|Andrew Thomson]] -Australian lawyer and politician

1961 - [[John Thune]] -American politician

1961 - [[Nils Økland (musician)|Nils Økland]] -Norwegian Hardanger fiddle player

1962 - [[Aleksandr Dugin]] -Russian sociologist and philosopher

1962 - [[Hallie Todd]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1963 - [[Clint Mansell]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1963 - [[Rand Paul]] -American ophthalmologist and politician

1964 - [[Nicolas Cage]] -American actor, director, and producer

1965 - [[Alessandro Lambruschini]] -Italian runner

1965 - [[John Ondrasik]] -American singer-songwriter (Five For Fighting)

1966 - [[Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy]] -American publicist (d. 1999)

1966 - [[Corrie Sanders]] -South African boxer (d. 2012)

1966 - [[Ehab Tawfik]] -Egyptian singer-songwriter

1967 - [[Nick Clegg]] -English academic and politician; Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1967 - [[Guy Hebert]] -American ice hockey player

1967 - [[Irrfan Khan]] -Indian actor

1967 - [[Mark Lamarr]] -English radio and television host

1969 - [[David Yost]] -American actor and producer

1970 - [[Andy Burnham]] -English politician, Secretary of State for Health

1970 - [[Todd Day]] -American basketball player and coach

1970 - [[Doug E. Doug]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1970 - [[João Ricardo]] -Angolan footballer

1971 - [[C.W. Anderson]] -American wrestler

1971 - [[Jeremy Renner]] -American actor, singer, and producer

1972 - [[Donald Brashear]] -American-Canadian ice hockey player and mixed martial artist

1972 - [[Vladimir Dubrovshchik]] -Belarusian discus thrower

1973 - [[Baiba Broka]] -Latvian actress

1973 - [[Jonna Tervomaa]] -Finnish singer-songwriter

1974 - [[Alenka Bikar]] -Slovenian sprinter and politician

1974 - [[Svetlana Metkina]] -Russian actress

1974 - [[John Rich]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1975 - [[Hossein Derakhshan]] -Iranian-Canadian journalist and blogger

1975 - [[Shawn Phelan]] -American actor (d. 1998)

1976 - [[Éric Gagné]] -Canadian baseball player

1976 - [[Harish Raghavendra]] -Indian actor and singer

1976 - [[Tomas Ražanauskas]] -Lithuanian footballer and manager

1976 - [[Alfonso Soriano]] -Dominican baseball player

1976 - [[Kierston Wareing]] -English actress

1977 - [[Michelle Behennah]] -Singaporean-English model

1977 - [[Dustin Diamond]] -American actor, director, and producer

1977 - [[John Gidding]] -American architect and television host

1977 - [[Sofi Oksanen]] -Finnish author and playwright

1977 - [[Marco Storari]] -Italian footballer

1978 - [[Jean Charles de Menezes]] -Brazilian shooting victim (d. 2005)

1978 - [[Asami Imajuku]] -Japanese model, actress, and singer

1978 - [[Kevin Mench]] -American baseball player

1978 - [[Emilio Palma]] -Argentinian citizen; first person born on Antarctica

1978 - [[Ryan Star]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1979 - [[Bipasha Basu]] -Indian actress and singer

1979 - [[Aloe Blacc]] -American singer-songwriter

1979 - [[Ricardo Maurício]] -Brazilian race car driver

1979 - [[Mariángel Ruiz]] -Venezuelan actress and singer, Miss Venezuela 2002

1980 - [[Campbell Johnstone]] -New Zealand rugby player

1980 - [[Zöe Salmon]] -Northern Irish model and television host, Miss Northern Ireland|Miss Northern Ireland 1999

1980 - [[Merritt Wever]] -American actress

1981 - [[Alex Auld]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1981 - [[Marquis Daniels]] -American basketball player

1982 - [[Francisco Rodríguez (baseball, born 1982)|Francisco Rodríguez]] -Venezuelan baseball player

1982 - [[Hannah Stockbauer]] -German swimmer

1982 - [[Sho Tomita]] -Japanese actor

1982 - [[Priit Viks]] -Estonian biathlete

1982 - [[Ianina Zanazzi]] -Argentinian race car driver

1983 - [[Marc Burns]] -Trinidadian sprinter

1983 - [[Edwin Encarnación]] -Dominican baseball player

1983 - [[Natalie Gulbis]] -American golfer

1983 - [[Liesbeth Mouha]] -Belgian volleyball player

1983 - [[Robert Ri'chard]] -American actor and producer

1984 - [[Diego Balbinot]] -Italian footballer

1984 - [[Jon Lester]] -American baseball player

1984 - [[Antonino Saviano]] -Italian footballer

1985 - [[Austin Brown]] -American singer-songwriter

1985 - [[Lewis Hamilton]] -English race car driver

1985 - [[Wayne Routledge]] -English footballer

1986 - [[Jinxx]] -American guitarist (Black Veil Brides and The Dreaming (US band)|The Dreaming)

1986 - [[Grant Leadbitter]] -English footballer

1987 - [[Stefan Babović]] -Serbian footballer

1987 - [[Lyndsy Fonseca]] -American actress

1987 - [[Olga Panova]] -Russian tennis player

1987 - [[Jimmy Smith (footballer, born 1987)|Jimmy Smith]] -English footballer

1988 - [[Hardwell]] -Dutch DJ and producer

1988 - [[Haley Bennett]] -American actress and singer

1988 - [[Sergei Mošnikov]] -Estonian footballer

1988 - [[Scott Pendlebury]] -Australian footballer

1988 - [[Robert Sheehan]] -Irish actor

1989 - [[Miles Addison]] -English footballer

1989 - [[Emiliano Insúa]] -Argentinian footballer

1990 - [[Liam Aiken]] -American actor

1990 - [[Elene Gedevanishvili]] -Georgian figure skater

1990 - [[Camryn Grimes]] -American actress

1990 - [[Michael Sam]] -American football player

1990 - [[Gregor Schlierenzauer]] -Austrian ski jumper

1991 - [[Eden Hazard]] -Belgian footballer

1991 - [[Max Morrow]] -Canadian actor

1991 - [[Caster Semenya]] -South African runner

1993 - [[Varunya Wongteanchai]] -Thai tennis player

1997 - [[Ayumi Ishida (Morning Musume member)|Ayumi Ishida]] -Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

History of Deaths


312 - [[Lucian of Antioch]] -Turkish martyr, saint, and theologian (b. 240)

672 - [[Emperor Tenji|Tenji]] -Japanese emperor (b. 626)

1131 - [[Canute Lavard]] -Duke of Schleswig and Holstein and ruler of the Obotrite confederation, saint (b. 1096)

1285 - [[Charles I of Naples]] -(b. 1226)

1325 - [[Denis of Portugal]] -(b. 1261)

1400 - [[Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey]] -English politician (b. 1374)

1451 - [[Antipope Felix V]] -(b. 1383)

1536 - [[Catherine of Aragon]] -(b. 1485)

1566 - [[Louis de Blois]] -Flemish monk and author (b. 1506)

1619 - [[Nicholas Hilliard]] -English painter and goldsmith (b. 1547)

1625 - [[Ruggiero Giovannelli]] -Italian composer (b. 1560)

1655 - [[Pope Innocent X]] -(b. 1574)

1658 - [[Theophilus Eaton]] -American farmer and politician (b. 1590)

1694 - [[Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield]] -English general and politician; Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire (b. 1618)

1700 - [[Raffaello Fabretti]] -Italian scholar and author (b. 1618)

1715 - [[François Fénelon]] -French archbishop, theologian, and poet (b. 1651)

1758 - [[Allan Ramsay (poet)|Allan Ramsay]] -Scottish poet and playwright (b. 1686)

1767 - [[Thomas Clap]] -American minister and academic (b. 1703)

1770 - [[Carl Gustaf Tessin]] -Swedish politician and diplomat (b. 1695)

1783 - [[William Tans'ur]] -English composer and educator (b. 1700)

1786 - [[Jean-Étienne Guettard]] -French physician and mineralogist (b. 1715)

1812 - [[Joseph Dennie]] -American journalist and author (b. 1768)

1830 - [[John Thomas Campbell]] -Irish-Australian public servant and politician (b. 1770)

1830 - [[Thomas Lawrence]] -English painter (b. 1769)

1858 - [[Mustafa Reşid Pasha]] -Ottoman politician, List of Ottoman Grand Viziers|Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1779)

1864 - [[Caleb Blood Smith]] -American journalist and politician, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (b. 1808)

1876 - [[Juste Olivier]] -Swiss poet and academic (b. 1807)

1878 - [[François-Vincent Raspail]] -French chemist, physician, and physiologist (b. 1794)

1892 - [[Tewfik Pasha]] -Egyptian politician (b. 1852)

1893 - [[Joseph Stefan|Jožef Stefan]] -Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)

1904 - [[Emmanuel Rhoides]] -Greek journalist and author (b. 1836)

1913 - [[Jack Boyle]] -American baseball player and umpire (b. 1866)

1919 - [[Henry Ware Eliot]] -American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Washington University in St. Louis (b. 1843)

1920 - [[Edmund Barton]] -Australian judge and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)

1927 - [[Nikolaos Kalogeropoulos]] -Greek politician; 99th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1851)

1931 - [[Edward Channing]] -American historian and author (b. 1856)

1932 - [[André Maginot]] -French soldier and politician (b. 1877)

1936 - [[Guy d'Hardelot]] -French pianist and composer (b. 1858)

1941 - [[Charles Finger]] -English journalist and author (b. 1869)

1942 - [[Alfred Asikainen]] -Finnish wrestler (b. 1888)

1943 - [[Nikola Tesla]] -Croatian-Serbian-American physicist and engineer (b. 1856)

1944 - [[Lou Henry Hoover]] -American wife of Herbert Hoover, 33rd First Lady of the United States (b. 1874)

1944 - [[Napoleon Lapathiotis]] -Greek lawyer and poet (b. 1888)

1946 - [[Adamo Didur]] -Polish opera singer (b. 1874)

1951 - [[René Guénon]] -French-Egyptian philosopher and author (b. 1886)

1953 - [[Osa Johnson]] -American explorer, director, and producer (b. 1894)

1958 - [[Jalmari Eskola]] -Finnish runner (b. 1886)

1958 - [[Goffredo Zehender]] -Italian racing driver (b. 1901)

1960 - [[Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers]] -English tennis player and coach (b. 1878)

1963 - [[Arthur Edward Moore]] -New Zealand-Australian farmer and politician, 23rd Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)

1964 - [[Cyril Davies]] -English singer and harmonica player (b. 1932)

1964 - [[Reg Parnell]] -English race car driver and manager (b. 1911)

1966 - [[Allan Chapman (politician)|Allan Chapman]] -Scottish politician (b. 1897)

1967 - [[David Goodis]] -American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)

1967 - [[Carl Schuricht]] -German-Swiss conductor (b. 1880)

1968 - [[J. L. B. Smith]] -South African chemist and academic (b. 1897)

1968 - [[Gholamreza Takhti]] -Iranian wrestler (b. 1930)

1972 - [[John Berryman]] -American poet and scholar (b. 1914)

1972 - [[Eftichia Papagianopoulos]] -Greek composer (b. 1893)

1980 - [[Larry Williams]] -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1935)

1981 - [[Alvar Lidell]] -English journalist (b. 1908)

1981 - [[Eric Robinson (Australian politician)|Eric Robinson]] -Australian businessman and politician; 2nd Minister for Finance (Australia)|Australian Minister for Finance (b. 1926)

1984 - [[Alfred Kastler]] -German-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

1985 - [[Mary Hardy (comedian)|Mary Hardy]] -Australian comedian and actor (b. 1931)

1986 - [[P. D. Eastman]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1909)

1986 - [[Juan Rulfo]] -Mexican author, screenwriter, and photographer (b. 1917)

1988 - [[Michel Auclair]] -German-French actor (b. 1922)

1988 - [[Trevor Howard]] -English actor (b. 1913)

1989 - [[Hirohito]] -Japanese emperor (b. 1901)

1990 - [[Bronko Nagurski]] -Canadian-American football player and wrestler (b. 1908)

1990 - [[Horace Stoneham]] -American businessman (b. 1903)

1992 - [[Richard Hunt (puppeteer)|Richard Hunt]] -American puppeteer and voice actor (b. 1951)

1994 - [[Llewellyn Rees]] -English-Welsh actor (b. 1901)

1995 - [[Murray Rothbard]] -American economist, historian, and theorist (b. 1926)

1996 - [[Károly Grósz]] -Hungarian politician. 51st List of Prime Ministers of Hungary|Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1930)

1996 - [[Tarō Okamoto]] -Japanese painter and sculptor (b. 1911)

1998 - [[Owen Bradley]] -American record producer (b. 1915)

1998 - [[Vladimir Prelog]] -Croatian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

2000 - [[Gary Albright]] -American wrestler (b. 1963)

2001 - [[James Carr (musician)|James Carr]] -American singer (b. 1942)

2002 - [[Jon Lee (drummer)|Jon Lee]] -English drummer (Feeder, The Darling Buds, and Raindancer) (b. 1968)

2002 - [[Avery Schreiber]] -American actor (b. 1935)

2004 - [[Ingrid Thulin]] -Swedish actress and director (b. 1926)

2005 - [[Pierre Daninos]] -French author (b. 1913)

2005 - [[Eileen Desmond]] -Irish politician, 12th Minister for Health (Ireland)|Irish Minister for Health (b. 1932)

2006 - [[Heinrich Harrer]] -Austrian mountaineer, geographer, and author (b. 1912)

2007 - [[Bobby Hamilton]] -American race car driver (b. 1957)

2007 - [[Magnus Magnusson]] -Icelandic-Scottish journalist, author, and academic (b. 1929)

2008 - [[Alwyn Schlebusch]] -South African academic and politician; Vice State President of South Africa (b. 1917)

2011 - [[Derek Gardner (designer)|Derek Gardner]] -English engineer (b. 1931)

2012 - [[Ibrahim Aslan]] -Egyptian journalist and author (b. 1935)

2012 - [[Tony Blankley]] -English-American journalist and actor (b. 1948)

2012 - [[Milburn E. Calhoun]] -American physician, philanthropist, and publisher (b. 1930)

2012 - [[George Livingston]] -American politician (b. 1933)

2012 - [[Hideaki Nitani]] -Japanese actor (b. 1930)

2012 - [[Herbert Wilf]] -American mathematician and academic (b. 1931)

2013 - [[Carl Berner (supercentenarian)|Carl Berner]] -German-American super-centenarian (b. 1902)

2013 - [[Richard Ben Cramer]] -American journalist and author (b. 1950)

2013 - [[David R. Ellis]] -American actor, stuntman, and director (b. 1952)

2013 - [[Huell Howser]] -American television host (b. 1945)

2013 - [[Ada Louise Huxtable]] -American curator and critic (b. 1921)

2013 - [[Jiřina Jirásková]] -Czech actress (b. 1931)

2013 - [[Harvey Shapiro (poet)|Harvey Shapiro]] -American poet and journalist (b. 1924)

2014 - [[Paul Goggins]] -English politician (b. 1953)

2014 - [[Aitzaz Hasan]] -Pakistani student (b. 1999)

2014 - [[Thomas V. Jones]] -American businessman (b. 1920)

2014 - [[Run Run Shaw]] -Chinese-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist; founded Shaw Brothers Studio and TVB (b. 1907)

2015 - [[Subhas Anandan]] -Indian-Singaporean lawyer (b. 1947)

2015 - [[Mompati Merafhe]] -Botswana general and politician, Vice-President of Botswana (b. 1936)

2015 - [[Arch A. Moore, Jr.]] -American sergeant, lawyer, and politician; 28th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1923)

2015 - [[J. P. Parisé]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1941)

2015 - [[B. S. Abdur Rahman]] -Indian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1927)

2015 - [[Tim Roberts]] -American wrestler (b. 1976)

2015 - [[Rod Taylor]] -Australian-American actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)

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