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Day History: January-8

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Events History


307 - [[Emperor Hui of Jin|Jin Huidi]] -List of Chinese monarchs|Chinese Emperor of the Jin dynasty (265–420)|Jin dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Emperor Huai of Jin|Jin Huaidi.

387 - [[Siyaj K'ak']] -conquers El Perú (Maya site)|Waka

871 - [[Alfred the Great]] -leads a Wessex|West Saxon army to Battle of Ashdown|repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.

1297 - [[François Grimaldi]] -disguised as a monk, leads his men to capture the fortress protecting the Rock of Monaco, establishing House of Grimaldi|his family as the rulers of Monaco.

1454 - [[papal bull]] -Romanus Pontifex is written.

1499 - [[Louis XII of France]] -marries Anne of Brittany.

1697 - [[Thomas Aikenhead]] -student, at Edinburgh.

1735 - [[George Frideric Handel]] -s ''Ariodante'' at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

1746 - [[Jacobite rising of 1745|Second Jacobite rising]] -Charles Edward Stuart|Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.

1790 - [[George Washington]] -delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City|New York, New York.

1806 - [[Cape Colony]] -becomes a British colony.

1811 - [[1811 German Coast Uprising|An unsuccessful slave revolt]] -is led by Charles Deslondes in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana|St. Charles and St. James Parish, Louisiana|St. James, Louisiana.

1815 - [[War of 1812]] -Battle of New Orleans

1835 - [[United States public debt#History|United States national debt is zero]] -for the only time.

1863 - [[American Civil War]] -Second Battle of Springfield

1867 - [[African American]] -men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.

1877 - [[Crazy Horse]] -and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Battle of Wolf Mountain|Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.

1889 - [[Herman Hollerith]] -is issued US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' — his punched card calculator.

1904 - [[Blackstone Library]] -is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system.

1906 - [[Haverstraw (village), New York|Haverstraw, New York]] -caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.

1912 - [[African National Congress]] -is founded.

1918 - [[Woodrow Wilson]] -announces his "Fourteen Points" for the aftermath of World War I.

1920 - [[steel strike of 1919]] -ends in a complete failure for the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers|Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers labor union.

1940 - [[World War II]] -Britain Rationing in the United Kingdom|introduces food rationing.

1945 - [[Commonwealth of the Philippines|Philippine Commonwealth]] -troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Imperial Japanese Army|Japanese Imperial forces.

1956 - [[Operation Auca]] -Five U.S. missionary|missionaries are killed by the Huaorani people|Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.

1961 - [[referendum]] -supports Charles de Gaulle's policies in Algeria.

1962 - [[Harmelen train disaster]] -killed 93 people in the Netherlands.

1963 - [[Leonardo da Vinci]] -s ''Mona Lisa'' is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

1964 - [[Lyndon B. Johnson]] -declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.

1971 - [[President of Pakistan]] -Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali people|Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.

1973 - [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] -space mission ''Luna 21'' is launched.

1973 - [[Watergate scandal]] -The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate complex|Watergate begins.

1975 - [[Ella T. Grasso]] -becomes List of Governors of Connecticut|Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.

1977 - [[1977 Moscow bombings|Three bombs]] -explode in Moscow|Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenians|Armenian separatist group.

1979 - [[Whiddy Island Disaster|tanker ''Betelgeuse'' explodes]] -in Bantry Bay, Ireland.

1981 - [[Trans-en-Provence Case|UFO sighting]] -in Trans-en-Provence|Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be "perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time".

1982 - [[Breakup of the Bell System]] -AT&T Corporation|AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.

1989 - [[Kegworth air disaster]] -British Midland International|British Midland Flight 92, a Boeing 737 Classic|Boeing 737-400, crashes into the M1 motorway, killing 47 of the 126 people on board.

1989 - [[Heisei period]] -

1994 - [[Astronaut#Russian|cosmonaut]] -Valeri Polyakov on ''Soyuz TM-18'' leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.

1996 - [[Antonov An-32]] -cargo aircraft 1996 Air Africa crash|crashes into a crowded market in Kinshasa, Zaire, killing up to 237 on the ground; the aircraft's crew of six survive the crash.

2002 - [[George W. Bush]] -signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.

2003 - [[Turkish Airlines Flight 634]] -crashes near Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey, killing the entire crew and 70 of 75 passengers.

2003 - [[Air Midwest Flight 5481]] -crashes at Charlotte-Douglas Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, killing all 21 people on board.

2004 - [[passenger ship]] -ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Elizabeth II|Queen Elizabeth II.

2005 - [[Guam]] -One man is killed, but the sub surfaces and is repaired.

2009 - [[2009 Costa Rica earthquake|earthquake]] -in northern Costa Rica kills 15 people and injures 32.

2010 - [[Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda]] -Togo national football team attack|attacked the bus carrying the Togo national football team on its way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, killing three.

2011 - [[Arizona]] -United States House of Representatives|Representative Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent 2011 Tucson shooting|shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway Inc.|Safeway grocery store, for which Jared Lee Loughner is subsequently arrested, kills six people and wounds 13, including Giffords.

Famous Birthdays


1556 - [[Uesugi Kagekatsu]] -Japanese daimyo (d. 1623)

1583 - [[Simon Episcopius]] -Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1643)

1587 - [[Johannes Fabricius]] -German astronomer and academic (d. 1616)

1589 - [[Ivan Gundulić]] -Croatian poet and playwright (d. 1638)

1601 - [[Baltasar Gracián]] -Spanish priest and author (d. 1658)

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

1632 - [[Samuel von Pufendorf]] -German economist and jurist (d. 1694)

1635 - [[Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero]] -Spanish cardinal (d. 1709)

1638 - [[Elisabetta Sirani]] -Italian painter (d. 1665)

1735 - [[John Carroll (bishop)|John Carroll]] -American archbishop (d. 1815)

1763 - [[Edmond-Charles Genêt]] -French-American translator and diplomat (d. 1834)

1786 - [[Nicholas Biddle (banker)|Nicholas Biddle]] -American banker and financier (d. 1844)

1788 - [[Archduke Rudolf of Austria (1788–1831)|Archduke Rudolf of Austria]] -(d. 1831)

1792 - [[Lowell Mason]] -American composer and educator (d. 1872)

1805 - [[John Bigler]] -American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 3rd Governor of California (d. 1871)

1805 - [[Orson Hyde]] -American religious leader, 3rd President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church)|President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (d. 1878)

1812 - [[Sigismond Thalberg]] -Swiss pianist and composer (d. 1871)

1817 - [[Theophilus Shepstone]] -English-South African politician (d. 1893)

1821 - [[James Longstreet]] -American general and diplomat (d. 1904)

1821 - [[W. H. L. Wallace]] -American lawyer and general (d. 1862)

1823 - [[Alfred Russel Wallace]] -Welsh-English geographer, biologist, and explorer (d. 1913)

1824 - [[Wilkie Collins]] -English author and playwright (d. 1889)

1824 - [[Francisco González Bocanegra]] -Mexican poet and composer (d. 1861)

1830 - [[Albert Bierstadt]] -German-American painter (d. 1902)

1830 - [[Hans von Bülow]] -German pianist and composer (d. 1894)

1836 - [[Lawrence Alma-Tadema]] -Dutch painter (d. 1912)

1843 - [[Frederick Abberline]] -English police officer (d. 1929)

1843 - [[Karl Eduard Heusner]] -German admiral (d. 1891)

1843 - [[John H. Moffitt]] -American soldier and politician, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1926)

1852 - [[James Milton Carroll]] -American pastor and author (d. 1931)

1854 - [[John Rahm]] -American golfer (d. 1935)

1859 - [[Fanny Bullock Workman]] -American mountaineer, geographer, and cartographer (d. 1925)

1860 - [[Emma Booth (The Salvation Army)|Emma Booth]] -English author (d. 1903)

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

1864 - [[Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale]] -(d. 1892)

1865 - [[Winnaretta Singer]] -American heiress (d. 1943)

1866 - [[William G. Conley]] -American educator and politician, 18th Governor of West Virginia (d. 1940)

1867 - [[Emily Greene Balch]] -American economist and author, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)

1870 - [[Miguel Primo de Rivera]] -Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1930)

1871 - [[James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon]] -Irish captain and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 1940)

1873 - [[Iuliu Maniu]] -Romanian lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1953)

1873 - [[Elena of Montenegro]] -(d. 1956)

1879 - [[Charles Bryant (actor)|Charles Bryant]] -English-American actor and director (d. 1948)

1881 - [[Henrik Shipstead]] -American dentist and politician (d. 1960)

1881 - [[Linnie Marsh Wolfe]] -American librarian and author (d. 1945)

1883 - [[Pavel Filonov]] -Russian painter and poet (d. 1941)

1883 - [[Patrick J. Hurley]] -American soldier, politician, and diplomat, 51st United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)

1885 - [[John Curtin]] -Australian journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1945)

1885 - [[Mór Kóczán]] -Hungarian javelin thrower and pastor (d. 1972)

1885 - [[A. J. Muste]] -Dutch-American clergyman and activist (d. 1967)

1886 - [[Thomas January]] -American soccer player (d. 1957)

1888 - [[Richard Courant]] -German-American mathematician and academic (d. 1972)

1888 - [[Matt Moore (actor)|Matthew Moore]] -Irish-American actor and director (d. 1960)

1891 - [[Walther Bothe]] -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)

1891 - [[Storm Jameson]] -English journalist and author (d. 1986)

1891 - [[Bronislava Nijinska]] -Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1972)

1894 - [[Maximilian Kolbe]] -Polish martyr and saint (d. 1941)

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

1896 - [[Jaromír Weinberger]] -Czech-American composer and academic (d. 1967)

1897 - [[Dennis Wheatley]] -English soldier and author (d. 1977)

1899 - [[S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike]] -Sri Lankan politician, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (d. 1959)

1900 - [[Merlyn Myer]] -Australian philanthropist (d. 1982)

1902 - [[Georgy Malenkov]] -Russian engineer and politician (d. 1988)

1902 - [[Carl Rogers]] -American psychologist and academic (d. 1987)

1904 - [[Karl Brandt]] -German SS officer (d. 1948)

1904 - [[Tampa Red]] -American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1981)

1905 - [[Giacinto Scelsi]] -Italian composer and poet (d. 1988)

1906 - [[Serge Poliakoff]] -Russian-French painter (d. 1969)

1908 - [[William Hartnell]] -English actor (d. 1975)

1908 - [[Fearless Nadia]] -Australian-Indian actress and stuntwoman (d. 1966)

1909 - [[Ashapoorna Devi]] -Indian author and poet (d. 1995)

1909 - [[Willy Millowitsch]] -German actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1909 - [[Bruce Mitchell (cricketer)|Bruce Mitchell]] -South African cricketer (d. 1995)

1909 - [[Nikolaos Platon]] -Greek archaeologist (d. 1992)

1909 - [[Evelyn Wood (teacher)|Evelyn Wood]] -American educator (d. 1995)

1910 - [[Galina Ulanova]] -Russian ballerina (d. 1998)

1911 - [[Tom Delaney]] -English race car driver (d. 2006)

1912 - [[José Ferrer]] -Puerto Rican-American actor and director (d. 1992)

1912 - [[Lawrence Walsh]] -Canadian-American lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th United States Deputy Attorney General (d. 2014)

1915 - [[Walker Cooper]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)

1917 - [[Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor]] -American author, playwright, and academic (d. 1994)

1920 - [[Douglas Wilmer]] -English actor

1921 - [[Herta Bothe]] -German concentration camp guard

1922 - [[Dale D. Myers]] -American engineer (d. 2015)

1922 - [[Jan Nieuwenhuys]] -Dutch painter (d. 1986)

1922 - [[Abbey Simon]] -American pianist and academic

1923 - [[Larry Storch]] -American actor

1923 - [[Giorgio Tozzi]] -American opera singer and educator (d. 2011)

1923 - [[Johnny Wardle]] -English cricketer (d. 1985)

1923 - [[Joseph Weizenbaum]] -German-American computer scientist and author (d. 2008)

1924 - [[Benjamin Lees]] -Chinese-American soldier and composer (d. 2010)

1924 - [[Ron Moody]] -English actor and singer (d. 2015)

1925 - [[Helmuth Hübener]] -German activist (d. 1942)

1925 - [[Mohan Rakesh]] -Indian author and playwright (d. 1972)

1926 - [[Evelyn Lear]] -American soprano and actress (d. 2012)

1926 - [[Kelucharan Mohapatra]] -Indian dancer and choreographer (d. 2004)

1926 - [[Hanae Mori]] -Japanese fashion designer

1926 - [[Soupy Sales]] -American comedian and actor (d. 2009)

1927 - [[Charles Tomlinson]] -English poet and academic (d. 2015)

1928 - [[Slade Gorton]] -American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 14th Attorney General of Washington

1928 - [[Gaston Miron]] -Canadian poet and author (d. 1996)

1929 - [[Saeed Jaffrey]] -Indian-English actor

1931 - [[Bill Graham (promoter)|Bill Graham]] -German-American businessman (d. 1991)

1931 - [[Clarence Benjamin Jones]] -American lawyer and scholar

1931 - [[Chuck Metcalf]] -American bassist (d. 2012)

1933 - [[Nolan Miller]] -American fashion designer (d. 2012)

1933 - [[Charles Osgood]] -American soldier and journalist

1933 - [[Jean-Marie Straub]] -French director and screenwriter

1933 - [[Willie Tasby]] -American baseball player

1934 - [[Jacques Anquetil]] -French cyclist (d. 1987)

1934 - [[Gene Freese]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)

1934 - [[Roy Kinnear]] -English actor (d. 1988)

1934 - [[Alexandra Ripley]] -American author (d. 2004)

1935 - [[Lewis H. Lapham]] -American publisher

1935 - [[Elvis Presley]] -American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1977)

1936 - [[Zdeněk Mácal]] -Czech-American conductor

1936 - [[Robert May, Baron May of Oxford]] -Australian-English zoologist, ecologist, and academic

1937 - [[Shirley Bassey]] -Welsh singer

1938 - [[Bob Eubanks]] -American game show host

1938 - [[Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens]] -English sociologist and academic

1938 - [[Yevgeny Nesterenko]] -Russian opera singer and educator

1938 - [[Camille Yarbrough]] -American actress, television producer, poet and author

1939 - [[Nanda (actress)|Nanda]] -Indian actress (d. 2014)

1939 - [[Carolina Herrera (fashion designer)|Carolina Herrera]] -Venezuelan-American fashion designer

1939 - [[John LaMotta]] -American actor

1939 - [[Ruth Maleczech]] -American actress (d. 2013)

1939 - [[Alan Wilson (academic)|Alan Wilson]] -English mathematician and academic

1940 - [[Mark Bretscher]] -English biologist and academic

1940 - [[Jimmy O'Neill (DJ)|Jimmy O'Neill]] -American radio and television host (d. 2013)

1941 - [[Graham Chapman]] -English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)

1941 - [[Boris Vallejo]] -Peruvian-American painter and illustrator

1941 - [[Yoshinori Watanabe]] -Japanese mobster (d. 2012)

1942 - [[Valya Balkanska]] -Bulgarian singer

1942 - [[Robin Ellis]] -English actor and singer

1942 - [[Stephen Hawking]] -English physicist and author

1942 - [[Junichiro Koizumi]] -Japanese politician, 56th Prime Minister of Japan

1942 - [[Yvette Mimieux]] -American actress and screenwriter

1942 - [[Royce Waltman]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)

1943 - [[Charles Murray (political scientist)|Charles Murray]] -American political scientist and author

1944 - [[Terry Brooks]] -American lawyer and author

1945 - [[Nancy Bond]] -American author and academic

1945 - [[Jeannie Lewis]] -Australian actress and singer

1945 - [[Kojo Nnamdi]] -Guyanese-American journalist and radio host

1945 - [[Kathleen Noone]] -American actress

1945 - [[Kadir Topbaş]] -Turkish architect and politician, 31st List of mayors of Istanbul|Mayor of Istanbul

1946 - [[Robby Krieger]] -American guitarist and songwriter

1947 - [[Don Bendell]] -American rancher and author

1947 - [[William Bonin]] -American serial killer and sex offender (d. 1996)

1947 - [[David Bowie]] -English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1947 - [[David Gates (author)|David Gates]] -American journalist and author

1947 - [[Antti Kalliomäki]] -Finnish pole vaulter and politician

1947 - [[Samuel Schmid]] -Swiss politician; 90th List of Presidents of the Swiss Confederation|President of the Swiss Confederation

1947 - [[Terry Sylvester]] -English singer and guitarist

1947 - [[Laurie Walters]] -American actress

1947 - [[Luke Williams (wrestler)|Luke Williams]] -New Zealand-American wrestler

1948 - [[Jerzy Kaczmarek]] -Polish fencer

1948 - [[Gillies MacKinnon]] -Scottish director and screenwriter

1949 - [[John Podesta]] -American lawyer and politician; 20th White House Chief of Staff

1949 - [[Lawrence Rowe]] -Jamaican cricketer

1950 - [[Jos Hermens]] -Dutch runner

1951 - [[Kenny Anthony]] -Saint Lucian politician; 5th Prime Minister of Saint Lucia

1951 - [[John McTiernan]] -American director and producer

1951 - [[Franz Pachl]] -German chess player

1951 - [[Karen Tei Yamashita]] -American author and academic

1952 - [[Vladimir Feltsman]] -Russian-American pianist and educator

1952 - [[Peter McCullagh]] -Irish mathematician and academic

1952 - [[Mel Reynolds]] -American academic and politician

1953 - [[Bruce Sutter]] -American baseball player

1954 - [[Konstantinos Kypriotis]] -Greek martial artist (d. 1995)

1955 - [[Joan Kingston]] -Canadian nurse, educator, and politician

1955 - [[Spiros Livathinos]] -Greek footballer and coach

1955 - [[Mike Reno]] -Canadian singer and drummer

1957 - [[Nacho Duato]] -Spanish dancer and choreographer

1957 - [[David Lang (composer)|David Lang]] -American composer and academic

1958 - [[Rey Misterio, Sr.]] -Mexican wrestler, trainer, and actor

1959 - [[Kim Duk-koo]] -South Korean boxer (d. 1982)

1959 - [[Paul Hester]] -Australian drummer (d. 2005)

1959 - [[Keith Rodden]] -American NASCAR crew chief

1960 - [[Dave Weckl]] -American drummer

1961 - [[Keith Arkell]] -English chess player

1961 - [[Calvin Smith]] -American sprinter

1961 - [[Kazuki Takahashi]] -Japanese manga writer and artist

1962 - [[Chris Marion]] -American singer and keyboard player

1964 - [[Marc Quinn]] -English sculptor

1964 - [[Ron Sexsmith]] -Canadian singer-songwriter

1965 - [[Michelle Forbes]] -American actress

1965 - [[Wendy Fuller]] -Canadian diver

1965 - [[Maria Pitillo]] -American actress

1966 - [[Igor Vyazmikin]] -Russian ice hockey player (d. 2009)

1966 - [[Andrew Wood (singer)|Andrew Wood]] -American singer-songwriter (Mother Love Bone and Malfunkshun) (d. 1990)

1967 - [[Willie Anderson (basketball)|Willie Anderson]] -American basketball player

1967 - [[Hollis Conway]] -American high jumper

1967 - [[Torsten Gowitzke]] -German footballer

1967 - [[Steven Jacobs]] -Australian television host and actor

1967 - [[R. Kelly]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1967 - [[Tom Watson (politician)|Tom Watson]] -English politician

1968 - [[Giovanni De Benedictis]] -Italian race walker

1968 - [[Keith Mullings]] -Jamaican-American boxer

1968 - [[Bull Nakano]] -Japanese wrestler and golfer

1968 - [[Trie Utami]] -Indonesian singer and composer

1968 - [[Lucy Winkett]] -English priest

1969 - [[Ami Dolenz]] -American actress and producer

1969 - [[J. Hunter Johnson]] -American game designer, author, and translator

1970 - [[Rachel Friend]] -Australian actress and journalist

1971 - [[Jason Giambi]] -American baseball player

1971 - [[Jesper Jansson]] -Swedish footballer

1971 - [[Mike Süsser]] -German chef and author

1971 - [[Pascal Zuberbühler]] -Swiss footballer and coach

1972 - [[Paul Clement (football coach)|Paul Clement]] -English footballer, coach, and manager

1972 - [[Giuseppe Favalli]] -Italian footballer

1973 - [[Mike Cameron]] -American baseball player

1973 - [[Henning Solberg]] -Norwegian race car driver

1973 - [[Jason Stevens]] -Australian rugby player and sportscaster

1975 - [[Erdal Bibo]] -Turkish basketball player

1975 - [[Reiko Chiba]] -Japanese actress, voice actress, model, and singer

1975 - [[DJ Clue?]] -American rapper, DJ, and producer

1975 - [[Harris Jayaraj]] -Indian composer and producer

1975 - [[Tift Merritt]] -American singer-songwriter

1976 - [[Kenneth Andam]] -Ghanaian sprinter

1976 - [[Raffaëla Anderson]] -French porn actress

1976 - [[Jenny Lewis]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

1976 - [[Josh Meyers (actor)|Josh Meyers]] -American actor and screenwriter

1976 - [[Carl Pavano]] -American baseball player

1977 - [[Amber Benson]] -American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1977 - [[Ilisha Jarret]] -American basketball player

1977 - [[Ron Pederson]] -Canadian actor

1977 - [[Melanie Seeger]] -German race walker

1977 - [[Trey Smith (author)|Trey Smith]] -American author

1977 - [[Lee Yoo-jin]] -South Korean actress

1978 - [[Boris Avrukh]] -Israeli chess player

1978 - [[Just Blaze]] -American DJ and producer

1978 - [[Marco Fu]] -Hong Kong-Canadian snooker player

1979 - [[Torry Castellano]] -American drummer

1979 - [[Seol Ki-hyeon]] -South Korean footballer

1979 - [[Windell Middlebrooks]] -American actor (d. 2015)

1979 - [[Adrian Mutu]] -Romanian footballer

1979 - [[Stipe Pletikosa]] -Croatian footballer

1979 - [[Sarah Polley]] -Canadian actress, director, and screenwriter

1979 - [[Tomasz Schafernaker]] -Polish-English meteorologist

1979 - [[Mirella van Melis]] -Dutch cyclist

1980 - [[Rachel Nichols (actress)|Rachel Nichols]] -American actress

1981 - [[Genevieve Cortese]] -American actress

1981 - [[Jeff Francis]] -Canadian baseball player

1981 - [[Ioannis Kokkodis]] -Greek swimmer

1981 - [[Carmen Schäfer]] -Swiss curler

1981 - [[Virgil Spier]] -Dutch sprinter and hurdler

1981 - [[Xie Xingfang]] -Chinese badminton player

1982 - [[Emanuele Calaiò]] -Italian footballer

1982 - [[Wil Francis]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Aiden and William Control)

1982 - [[Gaby Hoffmann]] -American actress

1982 - [[Wesley Marquette]] -Mauritian footballer

1982 - [[John Utaka]] -Nigerian footballer

1983 - [[Felipe Colombo]] -Mexican-Argentinian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1983 - [[Kim Jong-un]] -North Korean soldier and politician; 3rd List of leaders of North Korea|Supreme Leader of North Korea

1983 - [[Chris Masters]] -American wrestler and actor

1984 - [[Jeff Francoeur]] -American baseball player

1984 - [[Stephen Simpson]] -South African race car driver

1986 - [[Jaclyn Linetsky]] -Canadian actress (d. 2003)

1986 - [[Maria Ozawa]] -Japanese-Canadian porn actress and model

1986 - [[David Silva]] -Spanish footballer

1986 - [[Jamie T]] -English singer-songwriter

1987 - [[Carmen Klaschka]] -German tennis player

1987 - [[Freddie Stroma]] -English actor and singer

1988 - [[Allison Harvard]] -American model and actress

1988 - [[Vitaliy Hoshkoderya]] -Ukrainian footballer

1988 - [[Adrián López Álvarez]] -Spanish footballer

1988 - [[Michael Mancienne]] -English footballer

1989 - [[Aaron Cruden]] -New Zealand rugby player

1989 - [[Kristján Einar]] -Icelandic race car driver

1989 - [[Barbora Silná]] -Czech-Austrian ice dancer

1990 - [[Hassan Adhuham]] -Maldivian footballer

1990 - [[Jeff Allen (American football)|Jeff Allen]] -American football player

1990 - [[Danny Barrera]] -Colombian-American soccer player

1990 - [[Sascha Bigalke]] -German footballer

1990 - [[Claudine Mendy]] -French handball player

1990 - [[Scott Pye]] -Australian race car driver

1991 - [[Jorge Enríquez]] -Mexican footballer

1991 - [[Asuka Hinoi]] -Japanese singer

1991 - [[Shin Jimin]] -South Korean singer, actress, and dancer (AOA (band)|AOA)

1991 - [[Emiliano Tabone]] -Argentinian footballer

1992 - [[Stefanie Dolson]] -American basketball player

1992 - [[Apostolos Vellios]] -Greek footballer

1992 - [[Pamu Pamorada]] -Filipino actress

1993 - [[Giovanni Galbieri]] -Italian sprinter

1993 - [[Brooke Greenberg]] -American girl with a rare disease (d. 2013)

1993 - [[Amanda Lim]] -Singaporean swimmer

1993 - [[Marek Šovčík]] -Slovak footballer

1994 - [[Charlotte Römer]] -Ecuadorian tennis player

1997 - [[Fran Brodić]] -Croatian footballer

2000 - [[Noah Cyrus]] -American actress and singer

History of Deaths


307 - [[Emperor Hui of Jin]] -(b. 259)

482 - [[Severinus of Noricum]] -Italian saint (b. 410)

1107 - [[Edgar, King of Scotland]] -(b. 1074)

1198 - [[Pope Celestine III]] -(b. 1106)

1337 - [[Giotto]] -Italian painter and architect, designed Scrovegni Chapel and Giotto's Campanile (b. 1266)

1456 - [[Lawrence Giustiniani]] -Italian bishop and saint (b. 1381)

1464 - [[Thomas Ebendorfer]] -Austrian historian and academic (b. 1385)

1557 - [[Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach]] -(b. 1522)

1570 - [[Philibert de l'Orme]] -French architect, designed the Château d'Anet (b. 1510)

1598 - [[John George, Elector of Brandenburg]] -(b. 1525)

1642 - [[Galileo Galilei]] -Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (b. 1564)

1664 - [[Moses Amyraut]] -French physician and theologian (b. 1596)

1707 - [[John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair]] -Scottish politician, Secretary of State, Scotland|Scottish Secretary of State (b. 1648)

1713 - [[Arcangelo Corelli]] -Italian violinist and composer (b. 1653)

1775 - [[John Baskerville]] -English printer and type designer (b. 1706)

1789 - [[Jack Broughton]] -English boxer (b. 1703)

1794 - [[Justus Möser]] -German lawyer and jurist (b. 1720)

1815 - [[Edward Pakenham]] -Irish general and politician (b. 1778)

1825 - [[Eli Whitney]] -American inventor, invented the cotton gin (b. 1765)

1853 - [[Mihály Bertalanits]] -Slovene-Hungarian poet and educator (b. 1788)

1854 - [[William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford]] -English field marshal and politician, Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance (b. 1768)

1865 - [[Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre]] -French general and politician, Minister of Defence (France)|French Minister of Defence (b. 1779)

1874 - [[Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg]] -French historian and archaeologist (b. 1814)

1878 - [[Nikolay Nekrasov]] -Russian poet and critic (b. 1821)

1878 - [[Gauchito Gil|Antonio Mamerto Gil Nunez]] -Argentine prominent gaucho folk saint

1883 - [[Miska Magyarics]] -Slovene-Hungarian poet (b. 1825)

1880 - [[Emperor Norton]] -English-American businessman (b. 1811)

1896 - [[William Rainey Marshall]] -American banker and politician, 5th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)

1896 - [[Paul Verlaine]] -French poet and educator (b. 1844)

1901 - [[John Barry (VC)|John Barry]] -Irish soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1873)

1912 - [[Friedrich Schrempf]] -German journalist and politician (b. 1858)

1916 - [[Rembrandt Bugatti]] -Italian sculptor (b. 1884)

1916 - [[Ada Rehan]] -Irish-American actress (b. 1860)

1918 - [[Johannes Pääsuke]] -Estonian photographer and director (b. 1892)

1918 - [[Ellis H. Roberts]] -American journalist and politician, 20th Treasurer of the United States (b. 1827)

1925 - [[George Bellows]] -American painter. (b. 1882)

1925 - [[Fernand Sanz]] -Spanish-French cyclist (b. 1881)

1932 - [[Eurosia Fabris]] -Italian philanthropist (b. 1866)

1934 - [[Andrei Bely]] -Russian author, poet, and critic (b. 1880)

1934 - [[Alexandre Stavisky]] -Ukrainian-French financier (b. 1886)

1938 - [[Johnny Gruelle]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1880)

1941 - [[Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell]] -English general (b. 1857)

1942 - [[Joseph Franklin Rutherford]] -American lawyer and religious leader (b. 1869)

1943 - [[Richard Hillary]] -Australian pilot and author (b. 1919)

1943 - [[Andres Larka]] -Estonian general and politician, 1st Minister of Defence (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of War (b. 1879)

1944 - [[William Kissam Vanderbilt II]] -American businessman (b. 1878)

1945 - [[Karl Ernst Krafft]] -Swiss astrologer and author (b. 1900)

1948 - [[Kurt Schwitters]] -German painter and graphic designer (b. 1887)

1948 - [[Richard Tauber]] -Austrian tenor and actor (b. 1891)

1950 - [[Joseph Schumpeter]] -Czech-American economist and academic (b. 1883)

1952 - [[Antonia Maury]] -American astronomer (b. 1866)

1953 - [[Hugh Binney]] -English admiral and politician, 16th Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)

1954 - [[Eduard Wiiralt]] -Estonian artist (b. 1898)

1956 - [[Jim Elliot]] -American missionary and martyr (b. 1928)

1958 - [[Mary Colter]] -American architect, designed the Desert View Watchtower (b. 1869)

1958 - [[John Duff]] -Canadian race car driver (b. 1895)

1958 - [[Paul Pilgrim]] -American runner (b. 1883)

1961 - [[Yaşar Doğu]] -Turkish wrestler (b. 1913)

1961 - [[Schoolboy Rowe]] -American baseball player and coach (b. 1910)

1963 - [[Kay Sage]] -American painter and poet (b. 1898)

1963 - [[Bimal Roy]] -Indian director and producer (b. 1909)

1967 - [[Zbigniew Cybulski]] -Polish actor (b. 1927)

1967 - [[Jacques Heim]] -French fashion designer (b. 1899)

1969 - [[Albert Hill (athlete)|Albert Hill]] -English runner and coach (b. 1889)

1969 - [[Elmar Kaljot]] -Estonian footballer and coach (b. 1901)

1970 - [[Jani Christou]] -Egyptian-Greek composer (b. 1926)

1970 - [[Georges Guibourg]] -French actor, singer, and playwright (b. 1891)

1972 - [[Kenneth Patchen]] -American poet and author (b. 1911)

1975 - [[John Gregson]] -English actor (b. 1919)

1975 - [[Richard Tucker]] -American tenor and actor (b. 1913)

1976 - [[Zhou Enlai]] -Chinese politician, 1st Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)

1976 - [[Robert Forgan]] -Scottish-English physician and politician (b. 1891)

1979 - [[Sara Carter]] -American singer-songwriter and harp player (Carter Family) (b. 1898)

1980 - [[John Mauchly]] -American physicist and academic (b. 1907)

1981 - [[Matthew Beard (American actor)|Matthew Beard]] -American actor and singer (b. 1925)

1982 - [[Grégoire Aslan]] -Swiss-English actor and screenwriter (b. 1908)

1983 - [[Hüseyin Alp]] -Turkish basketball player and actor (b. 1935)

1983 - [[Gerhard Barkhorn]] -German pilot (b. 1919)

1983 - [[Ron Frazer]] -Australian actor (b. 1924)

1983 - [[Tom McCall]] -American journalist and politician 30th Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)

1984 - [[Eerik Kumari]] -Estonian ornithologist and academic (b. 1912)

1986 - [[Pierre Fournier]] -French cellist and educator (b. 1906)

1990 - [[Bernard Krigstein]] -American illustrator (b. 1919)

1990 - [[Terry-Thomas]] -English actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)

1991 - [[Steve Clark]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Def Leppard) (b. 1960)

1992 - [[Reta Shaw]] -American actress and singer (b. 1912)

1994 - [[Pat Buttram]] -American actor and singer (b. 1915)

1994 - [[Harvey Haddix]] -American baseball player and coach (b. 1925)

1995 - [[Carlos Monzón]] -Argentinian boxer and actor (b. 1942)

1996 - [[Metin Göktepe]] -Turkish photographer and journalist (b. 1968)

1996 - [[John Hargreaves (actor)|John Hargreaves]] -Australian actor (b. 1945)

1996 - [[François Mitterrand]] -French sergeant and politician, 21st President of France (b. 1916)

1996 - [[Howard Taubman]] -American author and critic (b. 1907)

1997 - [[Melvin Calvin]] -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

1998 - [[Michael Tippett]] -English composer and conductor (b. 1905)

2000 - [[Fritz Thiedemann]] -German horse rider (b. 1918)

2002 - [[Alexander Prokhorov]] -Australian-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

2002 - [[Dave Thomas (businessperson)|Dave Thomas]] -American businessman and philanthropist, founded Wendy's (b. 1932)

2003 - [[Ron Goodwin]] -English composer and conductor (b. 1925)

2004 - [[Charles Brown (actor)|Charles Brown]] -American actor (b. 1946)

2004 - [[John A. Gambling]] -American radio host (b. 1930)

2005 - [[Aksella Luts]] -Estonian filmmaker and actress (b. 1905)

2005 - [[Campbell McComas]] -Australian comedian and actor (b. 1952)

2005 - [[Warren Spears]] -American dancer and choreographer (b. 1954)

2005 - [[Michel Thomas]] -Polish-American linguist and academic (b. 1914)

2006 - [[Tony Banks, Baron Stratford]] -Irish broadcaster and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics (b. 1943)

2007 - [[Jane Bolin]] -American lawyer and judge (b. 1908)

2007 - [[Arthur Cockfield, Baron Cockfield]] -English politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1916)

2007 - [[Yvonne De Carlo]] -Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1922)

2007 - [[David Ervine]] -Irish politician (b. 1953)

2007 - [[Iwao Takamoto]] -American animator, director, and producer (b. 1925)

2008 - [[George Moore (jockey)|George Moore]] -Australian jockey and trainer (b. 1923)

2009 - [[Don Galloway]] -American actor (b. 1937)

2009 - [[Richard John Neuhaus]] -Canadian-American priest and author (b. 1936)

2009 - [[Lasantha Wickrematunge]] -Sri Lankan journalist and lawyer (b. 1958)

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

2010 - [[Monica Maughan]] -Australian actress (b. 1933)

2011 - [[Jiří Dienstbier]] -Czech journalist and politician (b. 1937)

2011 - [[John Roll]] -American soldier, lawyer, and judge (b. 1947)

2011 - [[Thorbjørn Svenssen]] -Norwegian footballer (b. 1924)

2012 - [[Edarem]] -American television host (b. 1932)

2012 - [[Dave Alexander (blues musician)|Dave Alexander]] -American singer and pianist (b. 1938)

2012 - [[T. J. Hamblin]] -English haematologist and academic (b. 1943)

2012 - [[John Madin]] -English architect, designed the Birmingham Central Library (b. 1924)

2012 - [[Bernhard Schrader]] -German chemist and academic (b. 1931)

2012 - [[Alexis Weissenberg]] -Bulgarian-French pianist and educator (b. 1929)

2013 - [[Tandyn Almer]] -American songwriter and producer (b. 1942)

2013 - [[Kenojuak Ashevak]] -Canadian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1927)

2013 - [[Jeanne Manford]] -American educator and activist, co-founded PFLAG (b. 1920)

2013 - [[Alasdair Milne]] -Indian-English director and producer (b. 1930)

2013 - [[Ten Most Wanted (horse)|Ten Most Wanted]] -American race horse (b. 2000)

2014 - [[Vicente T. Blaz]] -American general and politician (b. 1928)

2014 - [[André Gernez]] -French physician (b. 1923)

2014 - [[Madeline Gins]] -American poet and architect (b. 1941)

2014 - [[Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher]] -Dutch-Australian swimmer (b. 1925)

2014 - [[Josef Lammerz]] -German organist and composer (b. 1930)

2014 - [[Armen Mazmanyan]] -Armenian actor and director (b. 1960)

2014 - [[Antonino P. Roman]] -Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1939)

2015 - [[Andraé Crouch]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor (b. 1942)

2015 - [[Kep Enderby]] -Australian lawyer, judge, and politician, 23rd Attorney-General for Australia (b. 1926)

2015 - [[Patsy Garrett]] -American actress and singer (b. 1921)

2015 - [[Curtis Lee]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1939)

2015 - [[Richard Meade]] -English horse rider (b. 1938)

2015 - [[Leif Rantala]] -Finnish-Swedish linguist and academic (b. 1947)

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