This Day in History

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

Events History


752 - [[Romulus]] -legendary first king of Ancient Rome|Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caenina (town)|Caeninenses, following The Rape of the Sabine Women.

509 - [[Publius Valerius Publicola]] -Roman consul, celebrates the first triumph of the Roman Republic after his victory over the deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia.

86 - [[Lucius Cornelius Sulla]] -at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus ending the Siege of Athens and Piraeus (87–86 BC)|Siege of Athens and Piraeus.

293 - [[Diocletian]] -and Maximian appoint Constantius Chlorus and Galerius as Caesar (title)|Caesars. This is considered the beginning of the Tetrarchy, known as the ''Quattuor Principes Mundi'' ("Four Rulers of the World").

317 - [[Crispus]] -and Constantine II (emperor)|Constantine II, sons of Roman Emperor Constantine I, and Licinius Iunior, son of Emperor Licinius, are made ''Caesar (title)|Caesares''

350 - [[Vetranio]] -is asked by Constantina, sister of Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar.

1457 - [[Unitas Fratrum]] -' is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination.

1476 - [[Catholic Monarchs]] -engage the combined Portuguese-Castilian armies of Afonso V of Portugal|Afonso V and John II of Portugal|Prince John at the Battle of Toro.

1562 - [[Huguenot]] -are massacred by Catholicism|Catholics in Wassy, France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion.

1565 - [[Rio de Janeiro]] -is founded.

1593 - [[Uppsala Synod]] -is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheranism|Lutheran Church of Sweden.

1628 - [[February]] -by Charles I of England mandate that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.

1633 - [[Samuel de Champlain]] -reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.

1642 - [[Massachusetts]] -(now known as York, Maine), becomes the first incorporated city in the United States.

1692 - [[Sarah Good]] -Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before local magistrates in Danvers, Massachusetts|Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem witch trials.

1700 - [[Swedish calendar]] -in an attempt to gradually merge into the Gregorian calendar, reverts to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and introduces the Gregorian calendar on this date in 1753.

1713 - [[Fort Neoheroka]] -begins during the Tuscarora War in North Carolina, effectively opening up the colony's interior to European colonization.

1781 - [[Continental Congress]] -adopts the Articles of Confederation.

1790 - [[United States Census Bureau|United States census]] -is authorized.

1803 - [[Ohio]] -is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.

1805 - [[Samuel Chase]] -is acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial by the U.S. Senate.

1811 - [[Mamluk#End_of_Mamluk_power_in_Egypt|Leaders of the Mamluk dynasty are killed]] -by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali of Egypt|Muhammad Ali.

1815 - [[Napoleon]] -returns to France from his banishment on Elba, start of the Hundred Days.

1836 - [[Convention of 1836|convention]] -of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico.

1845 - [[John Tyler]] -signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas.

1847 - [[Michigan]] -formally abolishes capital punishment.

1852 - [[Archibald Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton]] -is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

1854 - [[Friedrich Eduard Beneke]] -disappears; two years later his remains are found in a canal near Charlottenburg.

1867 - [[Nebraska]] -becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln, Nebraska|Lincoln and becomes the state capital.

1868 - [[Pi Kappa Alpha]] -Fraternity is founded at the University of Virginia.

1870 - [[Francisco Solano López|F. S. López]] -dies during the Battle of Cerro Corá thus marking the end of the Paraguayan War.

1872 - [[Yellowstone National Park]] -is established as the world's first national park.

1873 - [[E. Remington and Sons]] -in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.

1886 - [[Anglo-Chinese School]] -Singapore is founded by Bishop William Fitzjames Oldham|William Oldham.

1893 - [[Nikola Tesla]] -demonstrates Wireless power in St. Louis, Missouri.

1896 - [[Battle of Adwa]] -an Ethiopian army defeats an outnumbered Kingdom of Italy|Italian force, ending the First Italo-Ethiopian War.

1896 - [[Henri Becquerel]] -discovers radioactivity.

1901 - [[Australian Army]] -is formed.

1910 - [[Wellington, Washington avalanche|avalanche]] -in United States history buries a Great Northern Railway (U.S.)|Great Northern Railway train in northeastern King County, Washington, killing 96 people.

1912 - [[Albert Berry (parachutist)|Albert Berry]] -makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.

1914 - [[Republic of China (1912–49)|Republic of China]] -joins the Universal Postal Union.

1917 - [[Federal government of the United States|U.S. government]] -releases the plaintext|unencrypted text of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.

1919 - [[March 1st Movement]] -begins in Korea under Japanese rule.

1921 - [[Australia national cricket team|Australian cricket team]] -captained by Warwick Armstrong becomes the first team to complete a whitewash (sport)|whitewash of The Ashes, something that would not be repeated for 86 years.

1932 - [[Charles Lindbergh]] -s Lindbergh kidnapping|son is kidnapped.

1932 - [[Manchukuo]] -

1936 - [[Hoover Dam]] -is completed.

1936 - [[SS California strike|A strike occurs aboard the ''S.S. California'']] -leading to the demise of the International Seamen's Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.

1939 - [[Imperial Japanese Army]] -ammunition dump explodes at Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, killing 94.

1941 - [[World War II]] -Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, allying itself with the Axis powers.

1941 - [[W47NV]] -begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the U.S..

1946 - [[Bank of England]] -is nationalised.

1947 - [[International Monetary Fund]] -begins financial operations.

1950 - [[Cold War]] -Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data.

1953 - [[Joseph Stalin]] -suffers a stroke and collapses; he dies four days later.

1954 - [[Nuclear weapons testing]] -The Castle Bravo, a 15-TNT equivalent|megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States.

1954 - [[Independence movement in Puerto Rico|Puerto Rican nationalists]] -attack the United States Capitol building, United States Capitol shooting incident (1954)|injuring five Representatives.

1956 - [[International Air Transport Association]] -finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.

1956 - [[East Germany|East German]] -National People's Army|Nationale Volksarmee

1958 - [[Samuel Stritch|Samuel Alphonsus Stritch]] -is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia.

1961 - [[John F. Kennedy]] -establishes the Peace Corps.

1961 - [[Uganda]] -becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.

1962 - [[American Airlines Flight 1]] -crashes on take off in New York.

1964 - [[Villarrica (volcano)|Villarrica Volcano]] -begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Coñaripe.

1966 - [[Venera 3]] -Soviet Union|Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface.

1966 - [[Ba'ath Party]] -takes power in Syria.

1971 - [[United States Capitol]] -the Weather Underground claims responsibility.

1971 - [[President of Pakistan]] -Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.

1972 - [[Thailand|Thai]] -province of Yasothon Province|Yasothon is created after being split off from the Ubon Ratchathani Province.

1973 - [[Black September (group)|Black September]] -storms the Saudi Arabia|Saudi embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, resulting in the Attack on the Saudi Embassy in Khartoum|assassination of three Western hostages.

1974 - [[Watergate scandal]] -Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.

1981 - [[Provisional Irish Republican Army]] -member Bobby Sands begins his 1981 Irish hunger strike|hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.

1989 - [[Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works]] -

1990 - [[Steve Jackson Games]] -is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

1992 - [[Bosnia and Herzegovina]] -declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

1995 - [[Waldemar Pawlak]] -resigns from parliament and is replaced by ex-communist Józef Oleksy.

1995 - [[Yahoo!]] -is incorporated.

1998 - [[Titanic (1997 film)|Titanic]] -' became the first film to gross over List of highest-grossing films|$1 billion worldwide.

1999 - [[Ottawa Treaty]] -enters into force.

2000 - [[Constitution of Finland]] -is rewritten.

2000 - [[Hans Blix]] -assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.

2002 - [[War in Afghanistan (2001–14)|U.S. invasion of Afghanistan]] -Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.

2002 - [[Envisat]] -environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit {{convert|800|km|mi|sp=us}} above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload (air and space craft)|payload to date at 8500 kilograms (8.5 tons).

2002 - [[Spanish peseta|peseta]] -is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced by the euro (€).

2003 - [[United States Customs Service]] -and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.

2003 - [[International Criminal Court]] -holds its inaugural session in The Hague.

2004 - [[Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum]] -becomes President of Iraq.

2005 - [[Supreme Court of the United States|U.S. Supreme Court]] -rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional marking a change in "national standards,".

2006 - [[Wikipedia]] -reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.

2007 - [[Tornado]] -s February–March 2007 tornado outbreak sequence|break out across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths are at Enterprise High School (Alabama).

2007 - [[Squatting|"Squatters"]] -are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark riots.

2008 - [[Police of the Republic of Armenia|Armenian police]] -clash with peaceful opposition rally protesting against Armenian presidential election, 2008|allegedly fraudulent presidential elections 2008, as a result ten people are killed.

2014 - [[2014 Kunming attack|mass stabbing]] -at Kunming Railway Station in China.

Famous Birthdays


40 - [[Martial]] -Spanish-Italian author and poet (d. 102)

1389 - [[Antoninus of Florence]] -Italian archbishop and saint (d. 1459)

1432 - [[Isabella of Coimbra]] -(d. 1455)

1456 - [[Vladislaus II of Hungary]] -(d. 1516)

1547 - [[Rudolph Goclenius]] -German philosopher and lexicographer (d. 1628)

1597 - [[Jean-Charles della Faille]] -Flemish priest and mathematician (d. 1652)

1611 - [[John Pell]] -English mathematician and linguist (d. 1685)

1644 - [[Simon Foucher]] -French philosopher and academic (d. 1696)

1657 - [[Samuel Werenfels]] -Swiss theologian and author (d. 1740)

1683 - [[6th Dalai Lama]] -(d. 1706)

1683 - [[Caroline of Ansbach]] -(d. 1737)

1732 - [[William Cushing]] -American lawyer and jurist (d. 1810)

1760 - [[François Buzot]] -French lawyer and politician (d. 1794)

1769 - [[François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers]] -French general (d. 1796)

1781 - [[Javiera Carrera]] -Chilean daughter of Ignacio de la Carrera (d. 1862)

1792 - [[Rudecindo Alvarado]] -Argentinian general (d. 1872)

1807 - [[Wilford Woodruff]] -American religious leader, 4th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1898)

1808 - [[Edward "Ned" Kendall]] -American bugle player and bandleader (d. 1861)

1810 - [[Frédéric Chopin]] -Polish pianist and composer (d. 1849)

1812 - [[Augustus Pugin]] -English architect, co-designed the Palace of Westminster (d. 1852)

1817 - [[Giovanni Duprè]] -Italian sculptor (d. 1882)

1821 - [[Joseph Hubert Reinkens]] -German bishop (d. 1896)

1837 - [[William Dean Howells]] -American author and critic (d. 1920)

1842 - [[Nikolaos Gyzis]] -Greek painter and academic (d. 1901)

1848 - [[Augustus Saint-Gaudens]] -Irish-American sculptor and academic (d. 1907)

1852 - [[Théophile Delcassé]] -French politician, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (France)|French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1923)

1858 - [[Rudolf Diesel]] -French-German engineer (d. 1913)

1858 - [[Georg Simmel]] -German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1918)

1863 - [[Aleksandr Golovin (artist)|Alexander Golovin]] -Russian painter and set designer (d. 1930)

1870 - [[E. M. Antoniadi]] -Greek-French astronomer and academic (d. 1944)

1876 - [[Henri de Baillet-Latour]] -Belgian businessman (d. 1942)

1880 - [[Lytton Strachey]] -English author and critic (d. 1932)

1886 - [[Oskar Kokoschka]] -Austrian painter and poet (d. 1980)

1888 - [[Ewart Astill]] -English cricketer (d. 1948)

1888 - [[Fanny Walden]] -English footballer and cricketer (d. 1949)

1889 - [[Tetsuro Watsuji]] -Japanese historian and philosopher (d. 1960)

1890 - [[Theresa Bernstein]] -Polish-American painter and author (d. 2002)

1892 - [[Ryūnosuke Akutagawa]] -Japanese author (d. 1927)

1893 - [[Mercedes de Acosta]] -American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1968)

1895 - [[Ogura Yuki]] -Japanese painter (d. 2000)

1896 - [[Dimitri Mitropoulos]] -Greek pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960)

1896 - [[Moriz Seeler]] -German playwright and producer (d. 1942)

1899 - [[Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski]] -German SS officer (d. 1972)

1904 - [[Paul Hartman]] -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1973)

1904 - [[Glenn Miller]] -American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (d. 1944)

1905 - [[Doris Hare]] -Welsh-English actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2000)

1906 - [[Camilla Spira]] -German actress (d. 1997)

1906 - [[Phạm Văn Đồng]] -Vietnamese lieutenant and politician, 2nd List of Prime Ministers of Vietnam|Prime Minister of Vietnam (d. 2000)

1909 - [[Eugene Esmonde]] -English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1942)

1909 - [[Winston Sharples]] -American composer (d. 1978)

1910 - [[Archer John Porter Martin]] -English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)

1910 - [[David Niven]] -English-Swiss actor, singer, and producer (d. 1983)

1911 - [[Rina Ketty]] -Italian-French singer (d. 1996)

1912 - [[Gerald Emmett Carter]] -Canadian cardinal (d. 2003)

1912 - [[Boris Chertok]] -Polish-Russian engineer and academic (d. 2011)

1914 - [[Harry Caray]] -American sportscaster (d. 1998)

1914 - [[Ralph Ellison]] -American author and critic (d. 1994)

1915 - [[Clarrie Harders]] -Australian public servant (d. 1997)

1917 - [[Robert Lowell]] -American poet and academic (d. 1977)

1918 - [[Roger Delgado]] -English actor (d. 1973)

1918 - [[João Goulart]] -Brazilian lawyer and politician, 24th President of Brazil (d. 1976)

1918 - [[Gladys Spellman]] -American educator and politician (d. 1988)

1920 - [[Max Bentley]] -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984)

1921 - [[Cameron Argetsinger]] -American race car driver and lawyer (d. 2008)

1921 - [[Terence Cooke]] -American cardinal (d. 1983)

1921 - [[Richard Wilbur]] -American poet and academic

1922 - [[William Gaines]] -American publisher (d. 1992)

1922 - [[Yitzhak Rabin]] -Israeli general and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

1924 - [[Arnold Drake]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 2007)

1924 - [[Deke Slayton]] -American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1993)

1926 - [[Robert Clary]] -French-American actor and author

1926 - [[Cesare Danova]] -Italian-American actor (d. 1992)

1926 - [[Pete Rozelle]] -American businessman (d. 1996)

1926 - [[Allan Stanley]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Harry Belafonte]] -American singer-songwriter and actor

1927 - [[Robert Bork]] -American lawyer and scholar, United States Attorney General (d. 2012)

1928 - [[Jacques Rivette]] -French director and screenwriter

1929 - [[Georgi Markov]] -Bulgarian journalist and author (d. 1978)

1930 - [[R. P. Goenka]] -Indian businessman, founded RPG Group (d. 2013)

1930 - [[Gastone Nencini]] -Italian cyclist (d. 1980)

1934 - [[Jean-Michel Folon]] -Belgian painter and sculptor (d. 2005)

1934 - [[Joan Hackett]] -American actress (d. 1983)

1935 - [[Robert Conrad]] -American actor, director, and commentator

1936 - [[Jean-Edern Hallier]] -French author (d. 1997)

1937 - [[Eugen Doga]] -Romanian-Moldovan composer and conductor

1939 - [[Adnan Al-Kaissie]] -Iraqi wrestler and manager

1939 - [[Leo Brouwer]] -Cuban guitarist, composer, and conductor

1940 - [[Robert Grossman]] -American painter, sculptor, and author

1940 - [[Brian Waites]] -English golfer

1941 - [[Robert Hass]] -American poet and academic

1941 - [[Joo Hyun]] -South Korean actor

1941 - [[Donnie Walsh]] -American basketball player and coach

1942 - [[Jerry Fisher]] -American singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

1942 - [[Peter Guber]] -American film producer

1942 - [[Richard Myers]] -American general

1943 - [[Gil Amelio]] -American businessman

1943 - [[José Ángel Iribar]] -Spanish footballer and manager

1943 - [[Cha Katō]] -Japanese comedian and actor

1943 - [[Akinori Nakayama]] -Japanese gymnast and coach

1943 - [[Richard H. Price]] -American physicist and academic

1943 - [[Rashid Sunyaev]] -Russian-German astronomer and physicist

1944 - [[Danilo Bach]] -American screenwriter and film producer

1944 - [[Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee]] -Indian politician, 7th Chief Minister of West Bengal

1944 - [[John Breaux]] -American lawyer and politician

1944 - [[Mike d'Abo]] -English singer-songwriter (Manfred Mann and A Band of Angels)

1944 - [[Roger Daltrey]] -English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (The Who, No Plan B (band)|No Plan B, and The RD Crusaders)

1945 - [[Dirk Benedict]] -American actor and director

1946 - [[Gerry Boulet]] -Canadian singer-songwriter (Offenbach (band)|Offenbach) (d. 1990)

1946 - [[Jim Crace]] -English author and academic

1946 - [[Lana Wood]] -American actress and producer

1947 - [[Alan Thicke]] -Canadian actor and composer

1948 - [[Burning Spear]] -Jamaican singer-songwriter

1951 - [[Sergei Kourdakov]] -Russian-American KGB agent (d. 1973)

1952 - [[Steven Barnes]] -American author and screenwriter

1952 - [[Nevada Barr]] -American actress and author

1952 - [[Roy Marten]] -Indonesian actor and producer

1952 - [[Jerri Nielsen]] -American physician and explorer (d. 2009)

1952 - [[Martin O'Neill]] -Northern Irish footballer and manager

1952 - [[Brian Winters]] -American basketball player and coach

1953 - [[Sinan Çetin]] -Turkish actor, director, and producer

1953 - [[Carlos Queiroz]] -Portuguese footballer and manager

1953 - [[M. K. Stalin]] -Indian actor and politician

1954 - [[Catherine Bach]] -American actress

1954 - [[Ron Howard]] -American actor, director, and producer

1954 - [[Mare Teichmann]] -Estonian psychologist and academic

1956 - [[Tim Daly]] -American actor, director, and producer

1956 - [[Dalia Grybauskaitė]] -Lithuanian politician, 6th President of Lithuania

1956 - [[Mark Todd (equestrian)|Mark Todd]] -New Zealand horse rider

1958 - [[Nik Kershaw]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1958 - [[Chosei Komatsu]] -Japanese-American conductor

1958 - [[Bertrand Piccard]] -Swiss psychiatrist and pilot

1959 - [[Nick Griffin]] -English politician

1960 - [[Benedict Allen]] -English television host and author

1962 - [[Russell Coutts]] -New Zealand sailor

1962 - [[Mark Gardner (baseball)|Mark Gardner]] -American baseball player and coach

1962 - [[Bill Leen]] -American bass player and producer (Gin Blossoms)

1962 - [[Melanie Moore (actress)|Melanie Moore]] -American porn actress and model

1963 - [[Rob Affuso]] -American drummer (Skid Row (American band)|Skid Row)

1963 - [[Thomas Anders]] -German singer-songwriter and producer (Modern Talking)

1963 - [[Bryan Batt]] -American actor

1963 - [[Maurice Benard]] -American actor

1963 - [[Ron Francis]] -Canadian ice hockey player and manager

1963 - [[Russell Wong]] -American actor

1964 - [[Clinton Gregory]] -American singer-songwriter and fiddler

1964 - [[Paul Le Guen]] -French footballer and manager

1965 - [[Stewart Elliott]] -Canadian jockey

1965 - [[Mary Lou Lord]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Helium (band)|Helium)

1965 - [[Booker T (wrestler)|Booker T]] -American wrestler and sportscaster

1966 - [[Susan Auch]] -Canadian speed skater

1966 - [[Zack Snyder]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1967 - [[Yelena Afanasyeva]] -Russian runner

1967 - [[George Eads]] -American actor

1967 - [[Aron Winter]] -Suriname-Dutch footballer and manager

1968 - [[Salil Ankola]] -Indian cricketer and actor

1968 - [[Per Oddvar Johansen]] -Norwegian drummer (Close Erase)

1969 - [[Javier Bardem]] -Spanish actor, singer, and producer

1970 - [[Jason V Brock]] -American author, director, and producer

1970 - [[Miho Nakayama]] -Japanese singer, actress, and model

1971 - [[Thomas Adès]] -English pianist, composer, and conductor

1971 - [[Tyler Hamilton]] -American cyclist and trainer

1972 - [[Último Guerrero]] -Mexican wrestler

1973 - [[Jack Davenport]] -English actor, singer, and producer

1973 - [[Anton Gunn]] -American academic and politician

1973 - [[Carlo Resoort]] -Dutch DJ and producer (4 Strings)

1973 - [[Chris Webber]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1974 - [[Stephen Davis (American football)|Stephen Davis]] -American football player and coach

1974 - [[Mark-Paul Gosselaar]] -American actor

1974 - [[Shane Harwood]] -Australian cricketer

1975 - [[Maya Kulenovic]] -Croatian-Canadian painter

1975 - [[Francesco Mazzariol]] -Italian footballer and coach

1975 - [[Tate Stevens]] -American singer and guitarist

1976 - [[Travis Kvapil]] -American race car driver

1976 - [[Andreas Mjøs]] -Norwegian vibraphonist (Jaga Jazzist)

1977 - [[Rens Blom]] -Dutch pole vaulter

1977 - [[Esther Cañadas]] -Spanish actress and model

1978 - [[Jensen Ackles]] -American actor and director

1979 - [[Éowyn (musician)|Éowyn]] -American singer-songwriter

1979 - [[Mikkel Kessler]] -Danish boxer

1979 - [[Bruno Langlois]] -Canadian cyclist

1980 - [[Shahid Afridi]] -Pakistani cricketer

1980 - [[Gennaro Bracigliano]] -French footballer

1980 - [[Sercan Güvenışık]] -German-Turkish footballer

1980 - [[Abdur Rehman (cricketer, born 1980)|Abdur Rehman]] -Pakistani cricketer

1980 - [[Anna Semenovich]] -Russian singer, actress, and ice dancer

1980 - [[Djimi Traoré]] -Malian footballer

1981 - [[Ana Hickmann]] -Brazilian model

1981 - [[Adam LaVorgna]] -American actor

1981 - [[Malinda Damgaard]] -Swedish modist

1981 - [[Will Power]] -Australian race car driver

1981 - [[Brad Winchester]] -American ice hockey player

1982 - [[Shalva Didebashvili]] -Georgian-German rugby player

1982 - [[Juan Manuel Ortiz]] -Spanish footballer

1982 - [[Kim Min-hee]] -South Korean actress and model

1983 - [[Elán (musician)|Elán]] -Mexican singer-songwriter

1983 - [[Daniel Carvalho]] -Brazilian footballer

1983 - [[Lupita Nyong'o]] -Mexican-Kenyan actress

1983 - [[Davey Richards]] -American wrestler

1984 - [[Naima Mora]] -American model and actress

1984 - [[Alexander Steen]] -Canadian-Swedish ice hockey player

1984 - [[Anthony Tupou]] -Australian rugby player

1985 - [[Andreas Ottl]] -German footballer

1985 - [[Yun Ok-hee]] -South Korean archer

1986 - [[Big E Langston]] -American wrestler

1986 - [[Jonathan Spector]] -American soccer player

1987 - [[Kesha]] -American singer-songwriter

1987 - [[Sammie]] -American singer-songwriter

1987 - [[Vintage Crop]] -Irish race horse (d. 2014)

1988 - [[Katija Pevec]] -American actress

1988 - [[Yang Hyeon-jong]] -South Korean baseball player

1989 - [[Emma (wrestler)|Emma]] -Australian wrestler

1989 - [[Sonya Kitchell]] -American singer-songwriter

1989 - [[Daniella Monet]] -American actress, singer, and dancer

1989 - [[Carlos Vela]] -Mexican footballer

1990 - [[Harry Eden]] -English actor

1993 - [[Josh McEachran]] -English footballer

1993 - [[Syuusuke Saito]] -Japanese actor and singer

1994 - [[Justin Bieber]] -Canadian singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

1996 - [[Ye Shiwen]] -Chinese swimmer

History of Deaths


589 - [[Saint David]] -(b. 500)

1131 - [[Stephen II of Hungary]] -(b. 1101)

1233 - [[Thomas, Count of Savoy]] -(b. 1178)

1244 - [[Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Fawr]] -Welsh son of Llywelyn the Great (b. 1200)

1320 - [[Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan, Emperor Renzong of Yuan]] -(b. 1286)

1383 - [[Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy]] -(b. 1334)

1510 - [[Francisco de Almeida]] -Portuguese soldier and explorer (b. 1450)

1536 - [[Bernardo Accolti]] -Italian poet and author (b. 1465)

1546 - [[George Wishart]] -Scottish minister and martyr (b. 1513)

1620 - [[Thomas Campion]] -English poet and composer (b. 1567)

1633 - [[George Herbert]] -Welsh-English poet and priest (b. 1593)

1643 - [[Girolamo Frescobaldi]] -Italian pianist and composer (b. 1583)

1661 - [[Richard Zouch]] -English judge and politician (b. 1590)

1697 - [[Francesco Redi]] -Italian physician and poet (b. 1626)

1706 - [[Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming]] -German field marshal and politician (b. 1632)

1734 - [[Roger North (biographer)|Roger North]] -English lawyer and author (b. 1653)

1768 - [[Hermann Samuel Reimarus]] -German philosopher and author (b. 1694)

1773 - [[Luigi Vanvitelli]] -Italian architect, designed the Palace of Caserta (b. 1700)

1792 - [[Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor]] -(b. 1747)

1825 - [[John Haggin]] -American settler (b. 1753)

1841 - [[Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno]] -French general and politician, Minister of Defence (France)|French Minister of Defence (b. 1764)

1862 - [[Peter Barlow (mathematician)|Peter Barlow]] -English mathematician and physicist (b. 1776)

1875 - [[Tristan Corbière]] -French poet and educator (b. 1845)

1882 - [[Theodor Kullak]] -German pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1818)

1884 - [[Isaac Todhunter]] -English mathematician and academic (b. 1820)

1895 - [[Pauline Musters]] -Dutch-American dwarf (b. 1876)

1898 - [[George Bruce Malleson]] -English colonel (b. 1825)

1906 - [[José María de Pereda]] -Spanish author (b. 1833)

1911 - [[Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff]] -Dutch-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)

1912 - [[George Grossmith]] -English actor and singer (b. 1847)

1914 - [[Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto]] -English politician, 8th Governor General of Canada (b. 1845)

1920 - [[John H. Bankhead]] -American politician (b. 1842)

1920 - [[Joseph Trumpeldor]] -Russian soldier and activist (b. 1880)

1921 - [[Nicholas I of Montenegro]] -(b. 1841)

1922 - [[Rafael Moreno Aranzadi]] -Spanish footballer (b. 1892)

1929 - [[Royal Hurlburt Weller]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1881)

1932 - [[Frank Teschemacher]] -American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1906)

1933 - [[Uładzimir Žyłka]] -Belarusian poet (b. 1900)

1936 - [[Mikhail Kuzmin]] -Russian author and poet (b. 1871)

1938 - [[Gabriele D'Annunzio]] -Italian journalist and politician (b. 1863)

1940 - [[Anton Hansen Tammsaare]] -Estonian author (b. 1878)

1941 - [[Lucien Mérignac]] -French fencer (b. 1873)

1942 - [[George S. Rentz]] -American commander (b. 1882)

1943 - [[Alexandre Yersin]] -Swiss-French physician and bacteriologist (b. 1863)

1952 - [[Mariano Azuela]] -Mexican physician and author (b. 1873)

1963 - [[Irish Meusel]] -American baseball player and coach (b. 1893)

1966 - [[Fritz Houtermans]] -Polish-German physicist and academic (b. 1903)

1970 - [[Lucille Hegamin]] -American singer (b. 1894)

1974 - [[Bobby Timmons]] -American pianist (The Jazz Messengers) (b. 1935)

1976 - [[Jean Martinon]] -French conductor and composer (b. 1910)

1978 - [[Paul Scott (novelist)|Paul Scott]] -English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920)

1979 - [[Mustafa Barzani]] -Iraqi-Kurdistan politician (b. 1903)

1980 - [[Wilhelmina Cooper]] -Dutch-American model, founded Wilhelmina Models (b. 1940)

1980 - [[Dixie Dean]] -English footballer (b. 1907)

1982 - [[Frank Sargeson]] -New Zealand author (b. 1903)

1983 - [[Arthur Koestler]] -Hungarian-English journalist and author (b. 1905)

1984 - [[Jackie Coogan]] -American actor (b. 1914)

1984 - [[Roland Culver]] -English actor (b. 1900)

1988 - [[Joe Besser]] -American comedian and actor (b. 1907)

1989 - [[Vasantdada Patil]] -Indian politician, 5th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1917)

1991 - [[Edwin H. Land]] -American scientist and businessman, co-founded the Polaroid Corporation (b. 1909)

1995 - [[Georges J. F. Köhler]] -German biologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1946)

1995 - [[Vladislav Listyev]] -Russian journalist (b. 1956)

1998 - [[Archie Goodwin (comics)|Archie Goodwin]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1937)

1999 - [[Christine Glanville]] -English puppeteer (b. 1924)

2001 - [[Henry Wade]] -American lawyer (b. 1914)

2002 - [[C. Farris Bryant]] -American politician, 34th List of Governors of Florida|Governor of Florida (b. 1914)

2004 - [[Mian Ghulam Jilani]] -Pakistani general (b. 1914)

2005 - [[Peter Malkin]] -Israeli secret agent (b. 1927)

2006 - [[Harry Browne]] -American politician and author (b. 1933)

2006 - [[Johnny Jackson (musician)|Johnny Jackson]] -American drummer (The Jackson 5) (b. 1951)

2006 - [[Peter Osgood]] -English footballer (b. 1947)

2006 - [[Jack Wild]] -English actor (b. 1952)

2008 - [[Raúl Reyes]] -Colombian guerrilla leader (b. 1948)

2010 - [[Kristian Digby]] -English television host and director (b. 1977)

2012 - [[Andrew Breitbart]] -American journalist and publisher (b. 1969)

2012 - [[Jerome Courtland]] -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1926)

2012 - [[Lucio Dalla]] -Italian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1943)

2012 - [[Archie Kalokerinos]] -Australian physician (b. 1927)

2012 - [[Altamir Heitor Martins]] -Brazilian footballer (b. 1980)

2012 - [[Gemma McCluskie]] -English actress (b. 1983)

2012 - [[Callan Pinckney]] -American fitness trainer (b. 1939)

2013 - [[Magic (rapper)|Magic]] -American rapper (b. 1975)

2013 - [[Jewel Akens]] -American singer and producer (b. 1933)

2013 - [[Bonnie Franklin]] -American actress (b. 1944)

2013 - [[D. V. J. Harischandra]] -Sri Lankan psychiatrist and scholar (b. 1938)

2013 - [[Ric Menello]] -American director and screenwriter (b. 1952)

2013 - [[Naw Kham]] -Burmese drug lord (b. 1969)

2013 - [[Alan Smith (RAF officer)|Alan Smith]] -English lieutenant and pilot (b. 1917)

2014 - [[Nancy Charest]] -Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1959)

2014 - [[Andy Gilpin]] -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)

2014 - [[Alan Heyman]] -American-South Korean musicologist and composer (b. 1931)

2014 - [[Les Layton]] -American baseball player (b. 1921)

2014 - [[Alain Resnais]] -French director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)

2014 - [[Alejandro Zaffaroni]] -Uruguayan-American chemist and businessman (b. 1923)

2015 - [[Suzanne Farrington]] -English actress (b. 1933)

2015 - [[Joshua Fishman]] -American linguist and academic (b. 1926)

2015 - [[Minnie Miñoso]] -Cuban-American baseball player and coach (b. 1922)

2015 - [[Daniel von Bargen]] -American actor (b. 1950)

2015 - [[Chris Welp]] -German-American basketball player and coach (b. 1964)

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