This Day in History

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Day History: January-9

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Events History


475 - [[List of Byzantine emperors|Byzantine Emperor]] -Zeno (emperor)|Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire.

681 - [[Twelfth Council of Toledo]] -King Erwig of the Visigoths initiates a council in which he implements diverse measures against the Jews in Spain.

1127 - [[Jin–Song Wars]] -Invading Jurchen people|Jurchen soldiers from the Jin dynasty (1115–1234)|Jin dynasty Jingkang Incident|besiege and sack Kaifeng|Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong of Song|Emperor Qinzong and others, ending the Northern Song dynasty.

1150 - [[Prince Hailing of Jin]] -and other court officials murder Emperor Xizong of Jin. Hailing succeeds him as emperor.

1349 - [[Basel]] -Switzerland, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing Black Death, is Basel massacre|rounded up and incinerated.

1431 - [[Joan of Arc]] -begin in Rouen|Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.

1760 - [[Afghanistan|Afghans]] -defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.

1788 - [[Connecticut]] -becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.

1793 - [[Jean-Pierre Blanchard]] -becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.

1799 - [[Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|British Prime Minister]] -William Pitt the Younger introduces an income tax of two shillings to the pound sterling|pound to raise funds for Great Britain's war effort in the Napoleonic Wars.

1806 - [[Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson|Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson]] -receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.

1816 - [[Humphry Davy]] -tests Davy lamp|his safety lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.

1822 - [[Pedro I of Brazil]] -decides to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portuguese King John VI of Portugal|João VI, beginning the Brazilian independence process.

1839 - [[French Academy of Sciences]] -announces the Daguerreotype photography process.

1857 - [[1857 Fort Tejon earthquake|Fort Tejon earthquake]] -strikes California, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9.

1858 - [[Anson Jones]] -the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.

1861 - [[American Civil War]] -The "Star of the West" incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina. It is considered by some historians to be the "First Shots of the American Civil War".

1861 - [[Mississippi]] -becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.

1863 - [[American Civil War]] -the Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas.

1878 - [[Umberto I of Italy|Umberto I]] -becomes King of Kingdom of Italy|Italy.

1880 - [[Great Gale of 1880]] -devastates parts of Oregon and Washington (state)|Washington with high winds and heavy snow.

1894 - [[New England Telephone and Telegraph Company|New England Telephone and Telegraph]] -installs the first battery (electricity)|battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.

1903 - [[Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson]] -son of the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson|Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.

1909 - [[Ernest Shackleton]] -leading the Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, plants the Flag of the United Kingdom|British flag {{convert|97|nmi|km mi}} from the South Pole, the Farthest South|farthest anyone had ever reached at that time.

1914 - [[Phi Beta Sigma]] -Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University, is founded.

1916 - [[World War I]] -The Gallipoli Campaign|Battle of Gallipoli concludes with an Ottoman Empire victory when the last Allied forces are evacuated from the peninsula.

1917 - [[Battle of Rafa]] -is fought near the Egyptian border with Palestine.

1918 - [[Battle of Bear Valley]] -The last battle of the American Indian Wars.

1921 - [[Greco-Turkish War (1919–22)|Greco-Turkish War]] -The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, begins near Eskişehir in Anatolia.

1923 - [[Juan de la Cierva]] -makes the first autogyro flight.

1923 - [[Lithuanians|Lithuanian]] -residents of the Memel Territory Klaipėda Revolt|rebel against the League of Nations' decision to leave the area as a League of Nations mandate|mandated region under French control.

1927 - [[Laurier Palace Theatre fire|Laurier Palace movie theatre]] -in Montreal|Montreal, Quebec, Canada, kills 78 children.

1938 - [[Paul of Greece]] -marries Frederica of Hanover in Athens.

1941 - [[World War II]] -First flight of the Avro Lancaster.

1945 - [[Luzon]] -in the Philippines.

1947 - [[Black Dahlia]] -is last seen alive.

1957 - [[Prime Minster of the United Kingdom|British Prime Minister]] -Sir Anthony Eden resigns from office following his failure to Suez Crisis|retake the Suez Canal from Egyptian sovereignty.

1960 - [[President of Egypt]] -Gamal Abdel Nasser opens construction on the Aswan Dam by detonating ten tons of dynamite to demolish twenty tons of granite on the east bank of the Nile.

1964 - [[Martyrs' Day (Panama)|Martyrs' Day]] -Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag on the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians.

1965 - [[Mirzapur Cadet College]] -formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

1991 - [[Iraq]] -meet at the Geneva Peace Conference (1991)|Geneva Peace Conference to try to find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

1992 - [[Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina]] -proclaims the creation of Republika Srpska, a new state within Yugoslavia.

1996 - [[First Chechen War]] -Chechens|Chechen Separatism|separatists launch a raid against the helicopter airfield and later a civilian hospital in the city of Kizlyar in the neighboring Dagestan, which turns into Kizlyar-Pervomayskoye hostage crisis|a massive hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.

2004 - [[inflatable boat]] -carrying illegal Albanian emigrants Karaburun tragedy|stalls near the Karaburun Peninsula, Albania|Karaburun Peninsula while on the way to Brindisi|Brindisi, Italy; exposure to the elements kills 28.

2005 - [[Mahmoud Abbas]] -wins the Palestinian presidential election, 2005|election to replace Yasser Arafat as President of the Palestinian National Authority. He replaces interim president Rawhi Fattouh.

2005 - [[Sudan People's Liberation Movement]] -and the Government of Sudan sign the Comprehensive Peace Agreement to end the Second Sudanese Civil War.

2007 - [[Steve Jobs]] -unveils the first IPhone (1st generation)|iPhone.

2011 - [[Iran Air Flight 277]] -crashes near Orumiyeh in the northeast of the country, killing 77 people.

2013 - [[SeaStreak]] -ferry traveling to lower Manhattan, New York City, crashes into the dock, injuring 85 people.

2014 - [[Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant explosion|explosion]] -at a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant in Yokkaichi, Mie|Yokkaichi, Japan, kills at least five people and injures 17 others.

2015 - [[Charlie Hebdo shooting|''Charlie Hebdo'' shooting]] -in Paris two days earlier are both killed after a hostage situation. Elsewhere, Porte de Vincennes siege|a second hostage situation, related to the ''Charlie Hebdo'' shooting, occurs at a Jewish market, Hypercacher, in the eastern Paris suburb of Vincennes.

Famous Birthdays


727 - [[Emperor Daizong of Tang]] -(d. 779)

1475 - [[Crinitus]] -Italian scholar and author (d. 1507)

1554 - [[Pope Gregory XV]] -(d. 1623)

1571 - [[Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, Count of Bucquoy]] -French commander (d. 1621)

1624 - [[Empress Meishō]] -of Japan (d. 1696)

1674 - [[Reinhard Keiser]] -German composer (d. 1739)

1685 - [[Tiberius Hemsterhuis]] -Dutch philologist and critic (d. 1766)

1728 - [[Thomas Warton]] -English poet, historian, and critic (d. 1790)

1735 - [[John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent]] -English admiral and politician (d. 1823)

1745 - [[Caleb Strong]] -American lawyer and politician; 6th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)

1753 - [[Luísa Todi]] -Portuguese soprano and actress (d. 1833)

1773 - [[Cassandra Austen]] -English painter (d. 1845)

1778 - [[Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi]] -Turkish Ney player and composer (d. 1846)

1811 - [[Gilbert Abbott à Beckett]] -English journalist and author (d. 1856)

1818 - [[Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon]] -French sculptor and photographer (d. 1881)

1819 - [[James Francis]] -English-Australian businessman and politician; 9th Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)

1822 - [[Carol Benesch]] -Czech-Romanian architect, designed the Peleș Castle (d. 1896)

1823 - [[Friedrich von Esmarch]] -German surgeon and academic (d. 1908)

1829 - [[Thomas William Robertson]] -English director and playwright (d. 1871)

1829 - [[Adolf Schlagintweit]] -German botanist and explorer (d. 1857)

1832 - [[Félix-Gabriel Marchand]] -Canadian journalist and politician; 11th Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)

1839 - [[John Knowles Paine]] -American composer and academic (d. 1906)

1848 - [[Princess Frederica of Hanover]] -(d. 1926)

1849 - [[John Hartley (tennis)|John Hartley]] -English tennis player (d. 1935)

1854 - [[Lady Randolph Churchill]] -American-English wife of Lord Randolph Churchill (d. 1921)

1856 - [[Anton Aškerc]] -Slovenian priest and poet (d. 1912)

1859 - [[Carrie Chapman Catt]] -American activist; founded the League of Women Voters and International Alliance of Women (d. 1947)

1864 - [[Vladimir Steklov]] -Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1926)

1868 - [[S. P. L. Sørensen]] -Danish chemist and academic (d. 1939)

1870 - [[Joseph Strauss (engineer)|Joseph Strauss]] -American engineer; co-designed the Golden Gate Bridge (d. 1938)

1873 - [[Hayim Nahman Bialik]] -Ukrainian-Austrian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1934)

1873 - [[Thomas Curtis]] -American sprinter and hurdler (d. 1944)

1873 - [[John Flanagan (athlete)|John Flanagan]] -Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1938)

1873 - [[Harry Spanjer]] -American boxer (d. 1958)

1875 - [[Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney]] -American sculptor and art collector; founded the Whitney Museum of American Art (d. 1942)

1876 - [[Arthur Darby]] -English rugby player (d. 1960)

1879 - [[John B. Watson]] -American psychologist and academic (d. 1958)

1881 - [[Lascelles Abercrombie]] -English poet and critic (d. 1938)

1881 - [[Édouard Beaupré]] -Canadian giant and strongman (d. 1904)

1881 - [[Giovanni Papini]] -Italian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1956)

1885 - [[Charles Bacon]] -American runner and hurdler (d. 1968)

1886 - [[Lloyd Loar]] -American sound engineer and instrument designer (d. 1943)

1889 - [[Vrindavan Lal Verma]] -Indian author and playwright (d. 1969)

1890 - [[Karel Čapek]] -Czech author and playwright (d. 1938)

1890 - [[Kurt Tucholsky]] -German-Swedish journalist and author (d. 1935)

1891 - [[August Gailit]] -Estonian journalist and author (d. 1960)

1892 - [[Eva Bowring]] -American politician (d. 1985)

1896 - [[Warwick Braithwaite]] -New Zealand-English conductor (d. 1971)

1897 - [[Karl Löwith]] -German philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1973)

1898 - [[Wally Baker]] -American super-centenarian (d. 2009)

1898 - [[Gracie Fields]] -English-Italian actress and singer (d. 1979)

1899 - [[Harald Tammer]] -Estonian journalist and weightlifter (d. 1942)

1900 - [[Richard Halliburton]] -American adventurer and author (d. 1939)

1901 - [[Vilma Bánky]] -Hungarian-American actress (d. 1991)

1901 - [[Chic Young]] -American cartoonist (d. 1973)

1902 - [[Rudolf Bing]] -Austrian-English opera manager (d. 1997)

1902 - [[Josemaría Escrivá]] -Spanish priest and saint, founded Opus Dei (d. 1975)

1907 - [[Eldred G. Smith]] -American patriarch (d. 2013)

1908 - [[Simone de Beauvoir]] -French philosopher and author (d. 1986)

1909 - [[Anthony Mamo]] -Maltese lawyer and politician; 1st President of Malta (d. 2008)

1909 - [[Herva Nelli]] -Italian-American soprano (d. 1994)

1909 - [[Patrick Peyton]] -American priest and activist (d. 1992)

1910 - [[Tom Evenson]] -English runner (d. 1997)

1911 - [[Gypsy Rose Lee]] -American actress and dancer (d. 1970)

1912 - [[Ralph Tubbs]] -English architect, designed the Dome of Discovery (d. 1996)

1913 - [[Richard Nixon]] -American commander, lawyer, and politician; 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)

1915 - [[Fernando Lamas]] -Argentinian-American actor, singer, and director (d. 1982)

1915 - [[Anita Louise]] -American actress and singer (d. 1970)

1916 - [[Vic Mizzy]] -American soldier, pianist, and composer (d. 2009)

1916 - [[Peter Twinn]] -English mathematician and entomologist (d. 2004)

1918 - [[Alma Ziegler]] -American baseball player and golfer (d. 2005)

1919 - [[William Morris Meredith, Jr.]] -American poet and academic (d. 2007)

1920 - [[Chan Canasta]] -Polish-English magician (d. 1999)

1920 - [[Clive Dunn]] -English actor and singer (d. 2012)

1920 - [[Hakim Said]] -Pakistani scholar and politician, 20th Governor of Sindh (d. 1998)

1921 - [[Lister Sinclair]] -Indian-Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)

1921 - [[John Sperling]] -American businessman; founded the University of Phoenix (d. 2014)

1922 - [[Har Gobind Khorana]] -Indian-American biochemist and academic; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel laureate (d. 2011)

1922 - [[Ahmed Sékou Touré]] -Guinean politician, 1st President of Guinea (d. 1984)

1923 - [[Suh Yun-bok]] -South Korean runner

1924 - [[Sergei Parajanov]] -Georgian-Armenian director and screenwriter (d. 1990)

1925 - [[Pierre Jalbert]] -Canadian-American actor (d. 2014)

1925 - [[Len Quested]] -English footballer and manager (d. 2012)

1925 - [[Lee Van Cleef]] -American actor and singer (d. 1989)

1926 - [[Jean-Pierre Côté]] -Canadian politician; 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2002)

1926 - [[Sydney Lotterby]] -English director and producer

1927 - [[Sunderlal Bahuguna]] -Indian environmentalist

1928 - [[Judith Krantz]] -American author

1928 - [[Domenico Modugno]] -Italian singer-songwriter, actor, and politician (d. 1994)

1929 - [[Brian Friel]] -Irish author, playwright, and director

1929 - [[Heiner Müller]] -German poet, playwright, and director (d. 1995)

1929 - [[Dorothea Puente]] -American murderer (d. 2011)

1929 - [[Tom Riley (Iowa politician)|Tom Riley]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)

1931 - [[Algis Budrys]] -Lithuanian-American author and critic (d. 2008)

1931 - [[Paul Mantee]] -American actor (d. 2013)

1933 - [[Robert García]] -American soldier and politician

1933 - [[Wilbur Smith]] -Zambian-English journalist and author

1934 - [[Mahendra Kapoor]] -Indian singer (d. 2008)

1934 - [[Bart Starr]] -American football player and coach

1935 - [[Bob Denver]] -American actor and singer (d. 2005)

1935 - [[Dick Enberg]] -American game show host and sportscaster

1935 - [[Earl G. Graves, Sr.]] -American businessman and publisher (''Black Enterprise|Black Enterprise magazine'')

1936 - [[Anne Rivers Siddons]] -American author

1936 - [[Marko Veselica]] -Croatian academic and politician

1937 - [[Michael Nicholson]] -English journalist and author

1938 - [[Claudette Boyer]] -Canadian educator and politician (d. 2013)

1938 - [[Peter Edelman]] -American lawyer and educator

1938 - [[Stuart Woods]] -American author

1939 - [[Jimmy Boyd]] -American actor and singer (d. 2009)

1939 - [[Rik Kemp]] -English-Australian cartoonist

1939 - [[Susannah York]] -English actress, singer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)

1940 - [[Barbara Buczek]] -Polish composer (d. 1993)

1940 - [[Al Downing (musician)|Al Downing]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2005)

1940 - [[Ruth Dreifuss]] -Swiss journalist and politician; 86th List of Presidents of the Swiss Confederation|President of the Swiss Confederation

1941 - [[Joan Baez]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1941 - [[Terry Hands]] -English director and producer

1941 - [[Gilles Vaillancourt]] -Canadian politician

1942 - [[K Callan]] -American actress

1942 - [[John Dunning (writer)|John Dunning]] -American author

1942 - [[Tony Harding]] -English illustrator (d. 2014)

1942 - [[Lee Kun-hee]] -South Korean businessman

1942 - [[Judy Malloy]] -American poet and author

1943 - [[Robert Drewe]] -Australian author and playwright

1943 - [[Elmer MacFadyen]] -Canadian politician (d. 2007)

1943 - [[Freddie Starr]] -English actor and singer

1943 - [[Scott Walker (singer)|Scott Walker]] -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (The Walker Brothers)

1943 - [[Jerry Yester]] -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

1944 - [[Ian Hornak]] -American painter and sculptor (d. 2002)

1944 - [[Jimmy Page]] -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1944 - [[Mihalis Violaris]] -Cypriot singer-songwriter and actor

1945 - [[John Doman]] -American actor

1945 - [[Levon Ter-Petrosyan]] -Syrian-Armenian politician, 1st President of Armenia

1946 - [[Mohammad Ishaq Khan]] -Indian historian and academic (d. 2013)

1946 - [[Mogens Lykketoft]] -Danish politician; 45th List of Danish foreign ministers|Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs

1947 - [[Ronnie Landfield]] -American painter and educator

1948 - [[Bill Cowsill]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Cowsills) (d. 2006)

1948 - [[Cassie Gaines]] -American singer (The Honkettes) (d. 1977)

1948 - [[Jan Tomaszewski]] -Polish footballer and politician

1950 - [[Alec Jeffreys]] -English geneticist and academic

1950 - [[David Johansen]] -American singer-songwriter and actor (New York Dolls)

1950 - [[Rio Reiser]] -German singer-songwriter (d. 1996)

1951 - [[M. L. Carr]] -American basketball player and coach

1951 - [[Crystal Gayle]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1952 - [[Kaushik Basu]] -Indian economist and academic

1952 - [[Hugh Bayley]] -English politician

1952 - [[Mike Capuano]] -American politician

1953 - [[Javad Alizadeh]] -Iranian cartoonist and painter

1953 - [[Morris Gleitzman]] -English-Australian author

1953 - [[Shigeru So]] -Japanese runner

1953 - [[Takeshi So]] -Japanese runner

1954 - [[Philippa Gregory]] -Kenyan-English author and academic

1955 - [[Michiko Kakutani]] -American journalist and critic

1955 - [[J. K. Simmons]] -American actor

1956 - [[Kimberly Beck]] -American actress

1956 - [[Lucyna Langer]] -Polish hurdler

1956 - [[Waltraud Meier]] -German soprano and mezzo-soprano

1956 - [[Imelda Staunton]] -English actress

1956 - [[Mike Walczewski]] -American announcer

1957 - [[Bibie]] -Ghanaian-French singer

1957 - [[Phil Lewis]] -American singer-songwriter

1958 - [[Mehmet Ali Ağca]] -Turkish murderer

1958 - [[Stephen Neale]] -English philosopher and academic

1959 - [[Mark Martin]] -American race car driver

1959 - [[Rigoberta Menchú]] -Guatemalan activist and politician; Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1959 - [[Otis Nixon]] -American baseball player

1961 - [[Oliver Goldstick]] -American screenwriter and producer

1961 - [[Al Jean]] -American screenwriter and producer

1961 - [[Sandra Myers]] -American-Spanish sprinter

1961 - [[Henry Omaga-Diaz]] -Filipino journalist

1963 - [[Michael Everson]] -American-Irish linguist and type designer

1963 - [[Irwin McLean]] -Irish biologist and academic

1964 - [[Stan Javier]] -Dominican baseball player and manager

1965 - [[Haddaway]] -Trinidadian-German singer

1965 - [[Darren Bennett (football player)|Darren Bennett]] -Australian-American football player

1965 - [[Muggsy Bogues]] -American basketball player and coach

1965 - [[Iain Dowie]] -English-Irish footballer and manager

1965 - [[Eric Erlandson]] -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1965 - [[Farah Khan]] -Indian actress, director, and choreographer

1965 - [[Andrei Nazarov (athlete)|Andrei Nazarov]] -Estonian decathlete and coach

1965 - [[Joely Richardson]] -English actress

1966 - [[Jan Johansen (singer)|Jan Johansen]] -Swedish singer

1966 - [[Stephen Metcalfe (politician)|Stephen Metcalfe]] -English politician

1966 - [[Candi Milo]] -American voice actress and singer

1967 - [[Carl Bell (musician)|Carl Bell]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1967 - [[Claudio Caniggia]] -Argentinian footballer

1967 - [[Steve Harwell]] -American singer-songwriter (Smash Mouth)

1967 - [[Dave Matthews]] -South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1967 - [[Gary Teichmann]] -Rhodesian-South African rugby player

1968 - [[Jimmy Adams]] -Jamaican cricketer and coach

1968 - [[Joey Lauren Adams]] -American actress

1968 - [[Catalina Saavedra]] -Chilean actress

1968 - [[Al Schnier]] -American guitarist

1968 - [[Giorgos Theofanous]] -Greek-Cypriot composer and producer

1970 - [[Lara Fabian]] -Belgian-Italian singer-songwriter and actress

1970 - [[Masashi Goda]] -Japanese actor

1970 - [[Alex Staropoli]] -Italian keyboard player and songwriter

1970 - [[Mia X]] -American rapper and actor

1971 - [[MF Doom]] -English-American rapper

1971 - [[Angie Martinez]] -American rapper, actress, and radio host

1971 - [[Yusuke Naora]] -Japanese art director and producer

1971 - [[Hal Niedzviecki]] -Canadian author and critic

1971 - [[Scott Thornton (ice hockey)|Scott Thornton]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1972 - [[Sarah Beeny]] -English television host

1972 - [[Mat Hoffman]] -American BMX rider

1972 - [[Jay Powell]] -American baseball player

1972 - [[Warwick Saint]] -South African photographer

1972 - [[Rawson Stovall]] -American video game producer and author

1973 - [[Angela Bettis]] -American actress, director, and producer

1974 - [[Farhan Akhtar]] -Indian actor, singer, director, and producer

1975 - [[James Beckford (athlete)|James Beckford]] -Jamaican long jumper

1975 - [[Kiko Calero]] -Puerto Rican baseball player

1975 - [[Julia Lutrova]] -Russian tennis player

1975 - [[Mattias Olsson]] -Swedish drummer

1976 - [[Radek Bonk]] -Czech ice hockey player

1976 - [[Hayes Carll]] -American singer-songwriter

1976 - [[Simon Gosejohann]] -German actor and screenwriter

1976 - [[Todd Grisham]] -American sportscaster

1976 - [[Raghava Lawrence]] -Indian actor, director, and choreographer

1977 - [[Viktors Dobrecovs]] -Latvian footballer and manager

1977 - [[Beth Troutman]] -American television host

1978 - [[Mathieu Garon]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1978 - [[Gennaro Gattuso]] -Italian footballer and manager

1978 - [[Chad Johnson]] -American football player

1978 - [[A. J. McLean]] -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Backstreet Boys)

1978 - [[Maggie Rizer]] -American model, actress, and activist

1979 - [[Athanassios Prittas]] -Greek footballer

1979 - [[Tomiko Van]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress (Do As Infinity)

1980 - [[Édgar Álvarez]] -Honduran footballer

1980 - [[Sergio García]] -Spanish golfer

1981 - [[Euzebiusz Smolarek]] -Polish footballer

1982 - [[Timmy Bowers]] -American basketball player

1982 - [[Grétar Steinsson]] -Icelandic footballer

1983 - [[Marek Doronin]] -Estonian basketball player

1984 - [[Benjamin Danso]] -German rugby player

1985 - [[Juan Francisco Torres]] -Spanish footballer

1986 - [[Jéferson Gomes]] -Brazilian footballer

1986 - [[Uwe Hünemeier]] -German footballer

1986 - [[Amanda Mynhardt]] -South African netball player

1987 - [[Sam Bird]] -English race car driver

1987 - [[Mao Inoue]] -Japanese actress

1987 - [[Asami Kai]] -Japanese actress and model

1987 - [[Lucas Leiva]] -Brazilian footballer

1987 - [[Paolo Nutini]] -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1987 - [[Jami Puustinen]] -Finnish footballer

1987 - [[Pablo Santos (actor)|Pablo Santos]] -Mexican-American actor (d. 2006)

1988 - [[Katherine Copely]] -American ice dancer

1988 - [[Marc Crosas]] -Spanish footballer

1989 - [[Michael Beasley]] -American basketball player

1989 - [[Nina Dobrev]] -Bulgarian-Canadian actress and singer

1989 - [[Michaëlla Krajicek]] -Dutch tennis player

1989 - [[Yana Maksimava]] -Belarusian heptathlete

1989 - [[Chris Sandow]] -Australian rugby player

1990 - [[Justin Blackmon]] -American football player

1990 - [[Oteng Oteng]] -Botswana boxer

1990 - [[Melissa Ricks]] -Filipino actress

1991 - [[3LAU]] -American DJ and producer

1993 - [[Ashley Argota]] -American actress and singer

1993 - [[Katarina Johnson-Thompson]] -English long jumper and heptathlete

1993 - [[Kevin Korjus]] -Estonian race car driver

1995 - [[Nicola Peltz]] -American actress

History of Deaths


1150 - [[Emperor Xizong of Jin]] -(b. 1119)

1282 - [[Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi]] -Minorcan ruler (b. 1204)

1283 - [[Wen Tianxiang]] -Chinese general and scholar (b. 1236)

1324 - [[Marco Polo]] -Italian merchant and explorer (b. 1254)

1463 - [[William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent]] -English nobleman and soldier (b. c. 1405)

1499 - [[John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg]] -(b. 1455)

1511 - [[Demetrios Chalkokondyles]] -Greek scholar and academic (b. 1423)

1514 - [[Anna, Duchess of Brittany]] -(b. 1477)

1543 - [[Guillaume du Bellay]] -French general and diplomat (b. 1491)

1562 - [[Amago Haruhisa]] -Japanese warlord (b. 1514)

1571 - [[Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon]] -French admiral (b. 1510)

1598 - [[Jasper Heywood]] -English poet and scholar (b. 1553)

1757 - [[Louis Bertrand Castel]] -French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1688)

1757 - [[Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle]] -French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1657)

1766 - [[Thomas Birch]] -English historian and author (b. 1705)

1799 - [[Maria Gaetana Agnesi]] -Italian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1718)

1800 - [[Jean Étienne Championnet]] -French general (b. 1762)

1805 - [[Noble Wimberly Jones]] -American physician and politician (b. 1723)

1843 - [[William Hedley]] -English engineer (b. 1773)

1848 - [[Caroline Herschel]] -German-English astronomer (b. 1750)

1856 - [[Neophytos Vamvas]] -Greek cleric and educator (b. 1770)

1858 - [[Anson Jones]] -American physician and politician; 4th President of the Republic of Texas (b. 1798)

1873 - [[Napoleon III]] -French politician, 1st President of France (b. 1808)

1876 - [[Samuel Gridley Howe]] -American physician and activist (b. 1801)

1878 - [[Victor Emmanuel II of Italy]] -(b. 1820)

1895 - [[Aaron Lufkin Dennison]] -American-English businessman (b. 1812)

1901 - [[Richard Copley Christie]] -English lawyer and academic (b. 1830)

1908 - [[Wilhelm Busch]] -German poet, illustrator, and painter (b. 1832)

1908 - [[Abraham Goldfaden]] -Russian actor, playwright, and author (b. 1840)

1910 - [[Nathaniel Moore]] -American golfer (b. 1884)

1911 - [[Edwin Arthur Jones]] -American violinist and composer (b. 1853)

1911 - [[Edvard Rusjan]] -Italian-Slovene pilot and engineer (b. 1886)

1918 - [[Charles-Émile Reynaud]] -French scientist and educator; invented the Praxinoscope (b. 1844)

1923 - [[Katherine Mansfield]] -New Zealand-French author (b. 1888)

1924 - [[Ponnambalam Arunachalam]] -Sri Lankan politician (b. 1853)

1927 - [[Houston Stewart Chamberlain]] -English-German philosopher and author (b. 1855)

1930 - [[Edward Bok]] -Dutch-American journalist and author (b. 1863)

1931 - [[Wayne Munn]] -American football player and wrestler (b. 1896)

1936 - [[John Gilbert (actor)|John Gilbert]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1899)

1939 - [[Johann Strauss III]] -Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1866)

1941 - [[Dimitrios Golemis]] -Greek runner (b. 1874)

1945 - [[Shigekazu Shimazaki]] -Japanese admiral and pilot (b. 1908)

1945 - [[Jüri Uluots]] -Estonian journalist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1890)

1946 - [[Countee Cullen]] -American poet and playwright (b. 1903)

1947 - [[Karl Mannheim]] -Hungarian-English sociologist and academic (b. 1893)

1958 - [[Dick Grant]] -Canadian runner (b. 1878)

1960 - [[Elsie J. Oxenham]] -English author (b. 1880)

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

1964 - [[Halide Edip Adıvar]] -Turkish author and academic (b. 1884)

1971 - [[Elmer Flick]] -American baseball player and scout (b. 1876)

1972 - [[Ted Shawn]] -American dancer and choreographer (b. 1891)

1975 - [[Pierre Fresnay]] -French actor (b. 1897)

1975 - [[Pyotr Novikov]] -Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1901)

1979 - [[Pier Luigi Nervi]] -Italian engineer and architect, designed the Tour de la Bourse and Pirelli Tower (b. 1891)

1981 - [[Cozy Cole]] -American drummer (b. 1909)

1981 - [[Kazimierz Serocki]] -Polish pianist and composer (b. 1922)

1985 - [[Robert Mayer (philanthropist)|Robert Mayer]] -German-English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)

1987 - [[Arthur Lake (actor)|Arthur Lake]] -American actor and singer (b. 1905)

1988 - [[Peter L. Rypdal]] -Norwegian fiddler and traditional fork music composer (b. 1909)

1989 - [[Bill Terry]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)

1990 - [[Spud Chandler]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1907)

1992 - [[Steve Brodie (actor)|Steve Brodie]] -American actor (b. 1919)

1992 - [[Bill Naughton]] -Irish-English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1910)

1993 - [[Paul Hasluck]] -Australian historian and politician, 17th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)

1994 - [[Johnny Temple]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1927)

1995 - [[Souphanouvong]] -Laotian politician, 1st President of Laos (b. 1909)

1995 - [[Peter Cook]] -English actor and screenwriter (b. 1937)

1996 - [[Felix Gonzales-Torres]] -Cuban-American visual artist (b. 1957)

1996 - [[Walter M. Miller, Jr.]] -American soldier and author (b. 1923)

1997 - [[Edward Osóbka-Morawski]] -Polish politician, Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1909)

1997 - [[Jesse White (actor)|Jesse White]] -American actor (b. 1917)

1998 - [[Kenichi Fukui]] -Japanese chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

1998 - [[Imi Lichtenfeld]] -Slovakian-Israeli martial artist, founded Krav Maga (b. 1910)

1998 - [[Charito Solis]] -Filipino actress (b. 1935)

2000 - [[Arnold Alexander Hall]] -English engineer and academic (b. 1915)

2000 - [[Nigel Tranter]] -Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)

2001 - [[Maurice Prather]] -American photographer and director (b. 1926)

2003 - [[Will McDonough]] -American journalist (b. 1935)

2004 - [[Norberto Bobbio]] -Italian philosopher and academic (b. 1909)

2006 - [[Andy Caldecott]] -Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1964)

2006 - [[Mikk Mikiver]] -Estonian actor and director (b. 1937)

2007 - [[Elmer Symons]] -South African motorcycle racer (b. 1977)

2007 - [[Jean-Pierre Vernant]] -French anthropologist and historian (b. 1914)

2008 - [[Johnny Grant (radio personality)|Johnny Grant]] -American radio host and producer (b. 1923)

2008 - [[Mehran Ghassemi]] -Iranian journalist and translator (b. 1977)

2008 - [[John Harvey-Jones]] -English businessman and television host (b. 1924)

2009 - [[Rob Gauntlett]] -English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1987)

2009 - [[René Herms]] -German runner (b. 1982)

2009 - [[T. Llew Jones]] -Welsh author and poet (b. 1914)

2010 - [[Vimcy]] -Indian journalist (b. 1925)

2011 - [[Makinti Napanangka]] -Australian painter (b. 1930)

2012 - [[Brian Curvis]] -Welsh boxer (b. 1937)

2012 - [[Ruth Fernández]] -Puerto Rican singer and politician (b. 1919)

2012 - [[Bridie Gallagher]] -Irish singer (b. 1924)

2012 - [[Augusto Gansser-Biaggi]] -Swiss geologist and academic (b. 1910)

2012 - [[Mae Laborde]] -American actress (b. 1909)

2012 - [[Salvador A. Rodolfo, Sr.]] -Filipino soldier (b. 1919)

2012 - [[William G. Roll]] -German-American psychologist and parapsychologist (b. 1926)

2012 - [[Malam Bacai Sanhá]] -Guinea-Bissau politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1947)

2012 - [[László Szekeres]] -Hungarian physician and academic (b. 1921)

2013 - [[Brigitte Askonas]] -Austrian-English immunologist and academic (b. 1923)

2013 - [[James M. Buchanan]] -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)

2013 - [[Rizana Nafeek]] -Sri Lankan murderer (b. 1988)

2013 - [[Robert L. Rock]] -American politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (b. 1927)

2013 - [[Rex Trailer]] -American television host, actor, and singer (b. 1928)

2013 - [[John Wise (Ontario)|John Wise]] -Canadian farmer and politician, 23rd Minister of Agriculture (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1935)

2014 - [[Amiri Baraka]] -American poet, playwright, and academic (b. 1934)

2014 - [[Rynn Berry]] -American author and activist (b. 1945)

2014 - [[Roy Campbell, Jr.]] -American trumpet player (b. 1952)

2014 - [[Josep Maria Castellet]] -Spanish poet and critic (b. 1926)

2014 - [[Lorella De Luca]] -Italian actress and director (b. 1940)

2014 - [[Paul du Toit]] -South African painter and sculptor (b. 1965)

2014 - [[Luis García (third baseman)|Luis García]] -Venezuelan baseball player and manager (b. 1929)

2014 - [[Dale T. Mortensen]] -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)

2015 - [[Amedy Coulibaly]] -French criminal (b. 1982)

2015 - [[Harry A. DeMaso]] -American soldier and politician (b. 1921)

2015 - [[Michel Jeury]] -French author (b. 1934)

2015 - [[Robert V. Keeley]] -Lebanese-American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Greece (b. 1929)

2015 - [[Józef Oleksy]] -Polish economist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1946)

2015 - [[Bud Paxson]] -American broadcaster, founded the Home Shopping Network and Pax TV (b. 1935)

2015 - [[Abdul Rahman Ya'kub]] -Malaysian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Sarawak (b. 1928)

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