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Day History: March-11

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Events History


222 - [[Elagabalus]] -is assassination|assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard during a rebellion|revolt. Their mutilation|mutilated bodies are dragged through the streets of Ancient Rome|Rome before being thrown into the Tiber.

1387 - [[Battle of Castagnaro]] -English condottiero John Hawkwood|Sir John Hawkwood leads Padua|Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.

1641 - [[Guaraní people|Guaraní]] -forces living in the Jesuit reductions defeat bandeirantes loyal to the Portuguese Empire at the Battle of Mbororé in present-day Panambí|Panambí, Argentina.

1649 - [[Frondeurs]] -and the French sign the Peace of Rueil.

1702 - [[The Daily Courant]] -', England's first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.

1708 - [[Anne, Queen of Great Britain|Queen Anne]] -withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a Kingdom of Great Britain|British monarch vetoes legislation.

1784 - [[Treaty of Mangalore]] -brings the Second Anglo-Mysore War to an end.

1811 - [[André Masséna]] -s retreat from the Lines of Torres Vedras, a division led by Marshal of France|French Marshal Michel Ney Battle of Pombal|fights off a combined Anglo-Portuguese force to give Masséna time to escape.

1824 - [[United States Department of War]] -creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

1845 - [[Flagstaff War]] -Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Māori people|Māori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand.

1848 - [[Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine]] -and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.

1851 - [[Rigoletto]] -' by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.

1861 - [[American Civil War]] -The Confederate States Constitution|Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.

1864 - [[Great Sheffield Flood]] -kills 238 people in Sheffield, England.

1867 - [[Don Carlos]] -' by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.

1872 - [[Seven Sisters Colliery]] -South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.

1879 - [[Shō Tai]] -formally abdicated his position of King of Ryūkyū, under orders from Tokyo, ending the Ryukyu Kingdom

1888 - [[Great Blizzard of 1888]] -begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.

1916 - [[USS Nevada (BB-36)]] -is commissioned as the first US Navy "super-dreadnought".

1917 - [[World War I]] -Mesopotamian campaign: Fall of Baghdad (1917)|Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Frederick Stanley Maude|Stanley Maude.

1918 - [[1918 flu pandemic|Spanish flu]] -occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic.

1927 - [[Samuel Roxy Rothafel]] -opens the Roxy Theatre (New York City)|Roxy Theatre.

1931 - [[Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR]] -', abbreviated as ''GTO'', is introduced in the Soviet Union.

1932 - [[heath hen]] -was seen for the final time.

1933 - [[musical film]] -''42nd Street (film)|42nd Street'' is released.

1941 - [[World War II]] -United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies of World War II|Allies on loan.

1942 - [[Douglas MacArthur]] -flees Corregidor.

1945 - [[Imperial Japanese Navy]] -attempts a large-scale kamikaze attack on the United States Pacific Fleet|U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.

1945 - [[Empire of Vietnam]] -a short-lived Japanese puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.

1946 - [[Rudolf Höss]] -the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops.

1975 - [[Vietnam War]] -North Vietnamese and Viet Cong guerrilla forces Battle of Ban Me Thuot|establish control over Buôn Ma Thuột|Ban Me Thuot commune from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam|South Vietnamese army.

1977 - [[1977 Hanafi Siege]] -More than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims are set free after ambassadors from three Islamic nations join negotiations.

1978 - [[Coastal Road massacre]] -At least 37 are killed and more than 70 are wounded when Fatah hijack an Israeli bus, prompting Israel's Operation Litani.

1983 - [[Pakistan]] -Project-706|successfully conducts a nuclear cold test|cold test of a nuclear weapon.

1990 - [[Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania|Lithuania declares itself independent]] -from the Soviet Union.

1990 - [[Patricio Aylwin]] -is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970.

1993 - [[Janet Reno]] -is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.

1999 - [[Infosys]] -becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

2004 - [[2004 Madrid train bombings|Madrid train bombings]] -Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people.

2006 - [[Michelle Bachelet]] -is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.

2007 - [[Georgia (country)|Georgia]] -claims Russian helicopters 2007 Georgia helicopter incident|attacked the Kodori Valley in Abkhazia, an accusation that Russia categorically denies later.

2009 - [[Winnenden school shooting]] -Sixteen are killed and 11 are injured before recent-graduate Tim Kretschmer shoots and kills himself, leading to tightened weapons restrictions in Germany.

2010 - [[Sebastián Piñera]] -is sworn in as President of Chile, while 2010 Pichilemu earthquake|three earthquakes, the strongest measuring magnitude 6.9 and all centered next to Pichilemu, capital of Cardenal Caro Province|Cardenal Caro province, hit central Chile during the ceremony.

2011 - [[2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami|earthquake]] -measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes {{convert|130|km|mi|abbr=on}} east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a 2011 Japanese tsunami|tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster|second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

2012 - [[Kandahar massacre|kills 16 civilians]] -in the Panjwayi District of Afghanistan near Kandahar.

2014 - [[Autonomous Republic of Crimea]] -Getting 2014 Crimean crisis and 2014–15 Russian military intervention in Ukraine.

Famous Birthdays


1544 - [[Torquato Tasso]] -Italian poet and educator (d. 1595)

1738 - [[Benjamin Tupper]] -American general (d. 1792)

1745 - [[Bodawpaya]] -Burmese king (d. 1819)

1785 - [[John McLean]] -American jurist and politician, 6th United States Postmaster General (d. 1861)

1787 - [[Ivan Nabokov]] -Russian general (d. 1852)

1811 - [[Urbain Le Verrier]] -French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1877)

1818 - [[Marius Petipa]] -French-Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1910)

1819 - [[Henry Tate]] -English businessman and philanthropist, founded Tate & Lyle (d. 1899)

1822 - [[Joseph Louis François Bertrand]] -French mathematician, economist, and academic (d. 1900)

1863 - [[Andrew Stoddart]] -English cricketer and rugby player (d. 1915)

1870 - [[Louis Bachelier]] -French mathematician and theorist (d. 1946)

1872 - [[Siegfried Flesch]] -Austrian fencer (d. 1939)

1872 - [[Kathleen Clarice Groom]] -Australian-English author and screenwriter (d. 1954)

1873 - [[David Horsley]] -English-American director and producer, co-founded Universal Studios (d. 1933)

1876 - [[Carl Ruggles]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1971)

1878 - [[Umegatani Tōtarō II]] -Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1927)

1880 - [[Harry H. Laughlin]] -American eugenecist and sociologist (d. 1943)

1884 - [[Lewi Pethrus]] -Swedish minister and hymn-writer (d. 1974)

1884 - [[Ömer Seyfettin]] -Turkish soldier, author, and educator (d. 1920)

1885 - [[Malcolm Campbell]] -English race car driver and journalist (d. 1948)

1887 - [[Raoul Walsh]] -American actor and director (d. 1980)

1890 - [[Vannevar Bush]] -American engineer and academic (d. 1974)

1891 - [[Gertrud Wolle]] -German actress (d. 1952)

1893 - [[Wanda Gág]] -American author and illustrator (d. 1946)

1895 - [[Shemp Howard]] -American actor and singer (d. 1955)

1897 - [[Henry Cowell]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1965)

1898 - [[Dorothy Gish]] -American-Italian actress (d. 1968)

1899 - [[James H. Douglas, Jr.]] -American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 9th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense (d. 1988)

1899 - [[Frederick IX of Denmark]] -(d. 1972)

1903 - [[Ronald Syme]] -New Zealand historian and scholar (d. 1989)

1903 - [[Lawrence Welk]] -American accordion player and bandleader (d. 1992)

1907 - [[Jessie Matthews]] -English actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1981)

1908 - [[Matti Sippala]] -Finnish javelin thrower (d. 1997)

1910 - [[Robert Havemann]] -German chemist and academic (d. 1982)

1910 - [[Jacinta and Francisco Marto|Jacinta Marto]] -Portuguese saint (d. 1920)

1911 - [[Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet]] -Egyptian-Scottish general and politician (d. 1996)

1915 - [[Vijay Hazare]] -Indian cricketer (d. 2004)

1915 - [[Hans Peter Keller]] -German poet and author (d. 1988)

1915 - [[J. C. R. Licklider]] -American computer scientist and psychologist (d. 1990)

1916 - [[Ezra Jack Keats]] -American author and illustrator (d. 1983)

1916 - [[Harold Wilson]] -English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)

1919 - [[Juan H. Cintrón García]] -Puerto Rican businessman and politician, 126th List of mayors of Ponce, Puerto Rico|Mayor of Ponce (d. 2012)

1920 - [[Nicolaas Bloembergen]] -Dutch-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1921 - [[Frank Harary]] -American mathematician and academic (d. 2005)

1921 - [[Astor Piazzolla]] -Argentinian bandoneón player and composer (d. 1992)

1922 - [[Cornelius Castoriadis]] -Greek economist and philosopher (d. 1997)

1922 - [[José Luis López Vázquez]] -Spanish actor and director (d. 2009)

1922 - [[Abdul Razak Hussein]] -Malaysian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1976)

1923 - [[Louise Brough]] -American tennis player (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Paul Muller (actor)|Paul Muller]] -Swiss actor

1925 - [[Margaret Oakley Dayhoff]] -American biochemist and academic (d. 1983)

1925 - [[İlhan Selçuk]] -Turkish lawyer, journalist, and author (d. 2010)

1925 - [[Rodney Wilkes]] -Trinidadian weightlifter (d. 2014)

1926 - [[Ralph Abernathy]] -American minister and activist (d. 1990)

1926 - [[İlhan Mimaroğlu]] -Turkish-American pianist and composer (d. 2012)

1926 - [[Thomas Starzl]] -American surgeon and academic

1927 - [[Joachim Fuchsberger]] -German actor and television host (d. 2014)

1927 - [[Robert Mosbacher]] -American sailor, businessman, and politician, 25th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 2010)

1927 - [[Josep Maria Subirachs]] -Spanish sculptor and painter (d. 2014)

1928 - [[Albert Salmi]] -American actor (d. 1990)

1929 - [[Timothy Carey]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1994)

1930 - [[David Gentleman]] -English illustrator and engraver

1930 - [[Claude Jutra]] -Canadian actor, director and screenwriter (d. 1986)

1931 - [[Janosch]] -Polish-German author and illustrator

1931 - [[Marisa Del Frate]] -Italian actress and singer (d. 2015)

1931 - [[Rupert Murdoch]] -Australian-American businessman, founded News Corporation

1932 - [[Leroy Jenkins (jazz musician)|Leroy Jenkins]] -American violinist and composer (Revolutionary Ensemble) (d. 2007)

1932 - [[Nigel Lawson]] -English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer

1932 - [[Martin Richards (producer)|Martin Richards]] -American film producer (d. 2012)

1934 - [[Sam Donaldson]] -American journalist

1934 - [[Ingrid Lotz]] -German discus thrower

1934 - [[Paul Trevillion]] -English illustrator

1935 - [[Sandra Milo]] -Tunisian-Italian actress

1936 - [[Hollis Frampton]] -American director, screenwriter, and photographer (d. 1984)

1936 - [[Antonin Scalia]] -American lawyer and jurist

1937 - [[Carlos Larrañaga]] -Spanish actor (d. 2012)

1938 - [[Joseph Brooks (songwriter)|Joseph Brooks]] -American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 2011)

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

1939 - [[Lorraine Hunt]] -American lawyer and politician, 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Nevada

1939 - [[Flaco Jiménez]] -American accordion player (Texas Tornados and Los Super Seven)

1939 - [[Gerard Sithunywa Ndlovu]] -South African bishop (d. 2013)

1940 - [[Alberto Cortez]] -Argentinian-Spanish singer-songwriter

1942 - [[Marcus Borg]] -American scholar, theologian and author (d. 2015)

1942 - [[Peter Eyre]] -American-English actor

1942 - [[Joel Steiger]] -American director, producer and screenwriter

1943 - [[Arturo Merzario]] -Italian race car driver

1944 - [[Don Maclean]] -English actor

1945 - [[Dock Ellis]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)

1945 - [[Harvey Mandel]] -American guitarist (Pure Food and Drug Act (band)|Pure Food and Drug Act and Canned Heat)

1945 - [[Tricia O'Neil]] -American actress

1946 - [[Mark Metcalf]] -American actor and producer

1946 - [[Patty Waters]] -American singer

1947 - [[Tristan Murail]] -French composer and educator

1947 - [[Mark Stein (musician)|Mark Stein]] -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Vanilla Fudge)

1947 - [[Alan Yentob]] -English television host

1948 - [[Roy Barnes]] -American lawyer and politician, 80th Governor of Georgia

1948 - [[César Gerónimo]] -Dominican baseball player and coach

1948 - [[George Kooymans]] -Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (Golden Earring)

1948 - [[Jan Schelhaas]] -English keyboard player (Caravan (band)|Caravan and Camel (band)|Camel)

1949 - [[Griselda Pollock]] -South African-English historian and academic

1950 - [[Bobby McFerrin]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and conductor

1950 - [[Jerry Zucker (film director)|Jerry Zucker]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1951 - [[Andres Metspalu]] -Estonian geneticist and academic

1951 - [[Dominique Sanda]] -French model and actress

1952 - [[Douglas Adams]] -English-American author and playwright (d. 2001)

1952 - [[Vince Giordano]] -American saxophonist and composer (Nighthawks Orchestra)

1952 - [[Susan Richardson]] -American actress

1953 - [[László Bölöni]] -Romanian-Hungarian footballer and manager

1953 - [[Derek Daly]] -Irish-American race car driver and sportscaster

1953 - [[Jimmy Iovine]] -American record producer and businessman, co-founded Interscope Records and Beats Electronics

1953 - [[Bernie LaBarge]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 - [[Sakis Boulas]] -Greek singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2014)

1954 - [[David Newman (composer)|David Newman]] -American composer and conductor

1954 - [[Gale Norton]] -American lawyer and politician, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior

1955 - [[Leslie Cliff (swimmer)|Leslie Cliff]] -Canadian swimmer

1955 - [[Jimmy Fortune]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Statler Brothers)

1955 - [[Nina Hagen]] -German singer and actress

1955 - [[D. J. MacHale]] -American author, director, and screenwriter

1955 - [[Henk van Gerven]] -Dutch physician and politician

1955 - [[Yehuda Weisenstein]] -Israeli fencer

1956 - [[Willie Banks]] -American triple jumper

1956 - [[Curtis Brown]] -American colonel, pilot and astronaut

1956 - [[Joey Buttafuoco]] -American businessman

1956 - [[Rob Paulsen]] -American voice actor and singer

1956 - [[Helen Rollason]] -English journalist and sportscaster (d. 1999)

1957 - [[The Lady Chablis]] -American drag queen performer

1957 - [[Cheryl Lynn]] -American singer-songwriter

1958 - [[Ian Horrocks]] -English computer scientist and academic

1958 - [[Anissa Jones]] -American actress (d. 1976)

1958 - [[Eddie Lawson]] -American motorcycle racer

1958 - [[Tetsurō Oda]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and producer

1958 - [[James Pinkerton]] -American journalist and author

1958 - [[Flemming Rose]] -Danish journalist and author

1959 - [[Nina Hartley]] -American porn actress and director

1959 - [[Fred M'membe]] -Zambian journalist

1959 - [[Manuel Negrete Arias]] -Mexican footballer and coach

1959 - [[Dejan Stojanović]] -Serbian-American journalist and poet

1960 - [[Christophe Gans]] -French director, producer, and screenwriter

1960 - [[Robert Glenister]] -English actor and director

1960 - [[Junichi Sato]] -Japanese animator and director

1961 - [[Jake Arnott]] -English author

1961 - [[Elias Koteas]] -Canadian actor

1961 - [[Claudine Mercier]] -Canadian singer and actress

1961 - [[Bruce Watson (guitarist)|Bruce Watson]] -Canadian-Scottish guitarist (Big Country and Casbah Club)

1962 - [[Peter Berg]] -American actor, director, producer and screenwriter

1962 - [[Mary Gauthier]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1962 - [[Matt Mead]] -American lawyer and politician, 32nd Governor of Wyoming

1962 - [[Jeffrey Nordling]] -American actor

1962 - [[Peeter Sauter]] -Estonian author and actor

1963 - [[Raoul Heertje]] -Dutch comedian and actor

1963 - [[Alex Kingston]] -English actress

1963 - [[David LaChapelle]] -American photographer and director

1964 - [[Libba Bray]] -American author

1964 - [[Emma Chambers]] -English actress

1964 - [[Vinnie Paul]] -American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Pantera, Damageplan, Hellyeah, and Gasoline (band)|Gasoline)

1964 - [[Shane Richie]] -English actor and singer

1965 - [[Nigel Adkins]] -English footballer and manager

1965 - [[Jesse Jackson, Jr.]] -American lawyer and politician

1965 - [[Wallace Langham]] -American actor

1965 - [[Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen]] -English interior designer

1965 - [[Jenny Packham]] -English fashion designer

1965 - [[Andy Sturmer]] -American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer (Beatnik Beatch and Jellyfish (band)|Jellyfish)

1965 - [[Allan Vainola]] -Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Vennaskond)

1966 - [[Robbie Brookside]] -English wrestler and trainer

1966 - [[Joe Hachem]] -Lebanese-Australian poker player

1966 - [[John Thompson III]] -American basketball player and coach

1966 - [[Ilias Zouros]] -Greek basketball player and coach

1967 - [[John Barrowman]] -Scottish-American actor, singer, and dancer

1967 - [[Brad Carson]] -American lawyer and politician, United States Under Secretary of the Army

1967 - [[Renzo Gracie]] -Brazilian-American mixed martial artist and trainer

1967 - [[Gary Wolfe (wrestler)|Gary Wolfe]] -American wrestler and radio host

1968 - [[Stéphane Bédard]] -Canadian lawyer and politician

1968 - [[Lisa Loeb]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist and actress (Liz and Lisa)

1968 - [[Takao Osawa]] -Japanese actor

1969 - [[Soraya (musician)|Soraya]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (d. 2006)

1969 - [[Pete Droge]] -American singer-songwriter (The Thorns)

1969 - [[Terrence Howard]] -American actor, singer and producer

1970 - [[Delia Gallagher]] -American journalist

1970 - [[Andre Nickatina]] -American rapper and producer

1970 - [[Jane Slavin]] -British actress and author

1971 - [[Gülse Birsel]] -Turkish actress and screenwriter

1971 - [[Johnny Knoxville]] -American actor, stuntman, and producer

1971 - [[Martin Ručinský]] -Czech ice hockey player

1972 - [[Ua (singer)|Ua]] -Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Ajico)

1972 - [[Paolo Ponzo]] -Italian footballer (d. 2013)

1973 - [[Sylvia Day]] -American author and blogger

1973 - [[Martin Hiden]] -Austrian footballer and coach

1973 - [[Vincent Pereira]] -American actor and director

1973 - [[Wataru Sakata]] -Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

1974 - [[Bobby Abreu]] -Venezuelan baseball player

1974 - [[Jonny Fairplay]] -American actor

1974 - [[Russ Haas]] -American wrestler (d. 2001)

1974 - [[Kieran Scott]] -American journalist and author

1974 - [[Adam Wakeman]] -English guitarist, keyboard player and songwriter (Black Sabbath and Headspace (band)|Headspace)

1975 - [[Shawn Springs]] -American football player

1975 - [[Eric the Midget]] -American radio host and actor (d. 2014)

1976 - [[Thomas Gravesen]] -Danish footballer

1977 - [[Becky Hammon]] -American-Russian basketball player and coach

1978 - [[Scott Calderwood]] -English-Scottish footballer and manager

1978 - [[Hayko Cepkin]] -Turkish singer-songwriter

1978 - [[Didier Drogba]] -Ivorian footballer

1978 - [[Albert Luque]] -Spanish footballer

1978 - [[Paulo Musse]] -Brazilian footballer

1978 - [[Christopher Rice]] -American author

1978 - [[Andrés Velencoso]] -Spanish model and actor

1979 - [[Elton Brand]] -American basketball player

1979 - [[Fred Jones (basketball)|Fred Jones]] -American basketball player

1979 - [[Benji Madden]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor (Good Charlotte, Dead Executives and Taintstick)

1979 - [[Keren Peles]] -Israel|Israeli singer

1979 - [[Joel Madden]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Good Charlotte and Dead Executives)

1979 - [[Jung Yong-hoon]] -South Korean footballer (d. 2003)

1980 - [[Paul Scharner]] -Austrian footballer

1980 - [[Dan Uggla]] -American baseball player

1981 - [[David Anders]] -American actor

1981 - [[Heidi Cortez]] -American businesswoman and author

1981 - [[Lee Evans (American football)|Lee Evans]] -American football player

1981 - [[Luke Johnson (musician)|Luke Johnson]] -English drummer and songwriter (Lostprophets, Beat Union, and Amen (American band)|Amen)

1981 - [[Russell Lissack]] -English guitarist (Bloc Party, Pin Me Down, and Ash (band)|Ash)

1981 - [[LeToya Luckett]] -American singer-songwriter and actress (Destiny's Child)

1981 - [[Paul Wall]] -American rapper (Expensive Taste and The Color Changin' Click)

1982 - [[Bobina]] -Russian DJ and producer

1982 - [[Brian Anderson (outfielder)|Brian Anderson]] -American baseball player

1982 - [[Thora Birch]] -American actress

1982 - [[Lindsey McKeon]] -American actress

1983 - [[Marietta Chrousala]] -Greek model and television host

1983 - [[Żaneta Glanc]] -Polish discus thrower

1983 - [[Bianca Gonzalez]] -Filipino model and television host

1983 - [[Adil Mezgour]] -Moroccan-Italian footballer

1983 - [[Melissa Rycroft]] -American cheerleader and television host

1983 - [[John Steven Sutherland]] -American singer (B3 (band)|B3)

1984 - [[Rob Brown (actor)|Rob Brown]] -American actor

1984 - [[Marc-André Grondin]] -Canadian actor

1984 - [[Tom James]] -Welsh rower

1984 - [[Anna Tsuchiya]] -Japanese model, actress, and singer (Spin Aqua)

1985 - [[Paul Bissonnette]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1985 - [[Daniel Vázquez Evuy]] -Equatoguinean footballer

1985 - [[Luis Hernández (figure skater)|Luis Hernández]] -Mexican figure skater

1985 - [[Stelios Malezas]] -Greek footballer

1985 - [[Ajantha Mendis]] -Sri Lankan cricketer

1985 - [[Sonia Radeva]] -Bulgarian figure skater

1985 - [[Kai Reus]] -Dutch cyclist

1985 - [[Derek Schouman]] -American football player

1985 - [[Hakuhō Shō]] -Mongolian sumo wrestler

1985 - [[Nikolai Topor-Stanley]] -Australian footballer

1985 - [[Viktorija Žemaitytė]] -Lithuanian heptathlete

1986 - [[Dario Cologna]] -Swiss skier

1986 - [[Mariko Shinoda]] -Japanese singer and actress (AKB48)

1986 - [[Ayumi Tanaka]] -Japanese pianist

1987 - [[Marc-André Gragnani]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1987 - [[Tanel Kangert]] -Estonian cyclist

1987 - [[Ngonidzashe Makusha]] -Zimbabwean sprinter and long jumper

1988 - [[Canserbero]] -Venezuelan rapper (d. 2015)

1988 - [[Fábio Coentrão]] -Portuguese footballer

1988 - [[Katsuhiko Nakajima]] -Japanese wrestler

1989 - [[Daniella Kertesz]] -Israeli actress

1989 - [[Shin Soohyun]] -South Korean singer and dancer (U-KISS)

1989 - [[Anton Yelchin]] -Russian-American actor

1990 - [[Janna Dominguez]] -Filipino actress

1990 - [[Reiley McClendon]] -American actor

1990 - [[Ayumi Morita]] -Japanese tennis player

1991 - [[Linlin]] -Chinese-Japanese singer (Morning Musume and Minimoni)

1991 - [[Kamohelo Mokotjo]] -South African footballer

1991 - [[Jack Rodwell]] -English footballer

1991 - [[Mayumi Roller]] -Virgin Islander sailor

1991 - [[Nao Tōyama]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1992 - [[Sacha Parkinson]] -English actress

1992 - [[KZ Tandingan]] -Filipino singer

1993 - [[Anthony Davis (basketball)|Anthony Davis]] -American basketball player

1993 - [[Demi Harman]] -Australian actress

1993 - [[Daisuke Ssegwanyi]] -Ugandan swimmer

1994 - [[Martin Jurtom]] -Estonian basketball player

1994 - [[Andrew Robertson (footballer)|Andrew Robertson]] -Scottish footballer

1998 - [[Street Cry]] -Irish race horse (d. 2014)

History of Deaths


1425 - [[Thutmose III]] -Egyptian pharaoh (b. 1481 BC)

222 - [[Elagabalus]] -Roman emperor (b. 203)

222 - [[Julia Soaemias]] -Roman wife of Sextus Varius Marcellus (b. 180)

638 - [[Sophronius of Jerusalem]] -(b. 560)

859 - [[Eulogius of Córdoba]] -Spanish martyr and saint (b. 819)

1198 - [[Marie of France, Countess of Champagne]] -(b. 1145)

1486 - [[Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg]] -(b. 1414)

1514 - [[Donato Bramante]] -Italian architect, designed the San Pietro in Montorio (b. 1444)

1575 - [[Matthias Flacius]] -Croatian theologian and reformer (b. 1520)

1602 - [[Emilio de' Cavalieri]] -Italian organist and composer (b. 1550)

1607 - [[Giovanni Maria Nanino]] -Italian composer and educator (b. 1543)

1722 - [[John Toland]] -Irish philosopher and theorist (b. 1670)

1759 - [[John Forbes (British Army officer)|John Forbes]] -Scottish general (b. 1710)

1786 - [[Charles Humphreys]] -Colonial American politician, delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress from 1774-76 (b. 1714)

1820 - [[Benjamin West]] -American-English painter and academic (b. 1738)

1851 - [[George McDuffie]] -American lawyer and politician, 55th Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)

1854 - [[Willard Richards]] -American religious leader (b. 1804)

1856 - [[James Beatty (engineer)|James Beatty]] -Irish engineer (b. 1820)

1863 - [[Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet]] -English general (b. 1803)

1866 - [[Ulysses F. Doubleday]] -American soldier and politician (b. 1792)

1869 - [[Vladimir Odoyevsky]] -Russian philosopher and critic (b. 1803)

1870 - [[Moshoeshoe I]] -of Lesotho (b. 1786)

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

1898 - [[William Rosecrans]] -American general and politician (b. 1819)

1898 - [[Dikran Tchouhadjian]] -Armenian composer and conductor (b. 1837)

1907 - [[Jean Casimir-Perier]] -French lawyer and politician, 6th President of France (b. 1847)

1908 - [[Edmondo De Amicis]] -Italian journalist and author (b. 1846)

1908 - [[Benjamin Waugh]] -American minister and activist (b. 1839)

1915 - [[Thomas Alexander Browne]] -English-Australian author (b. 1826)

1920 - [[Julio Garavito Armero]] -Colombian astronomer, mathematician, and engineer (b. 1865)

1927 - [[Xenophon Stratigos]] -Greek general and politician (b. 1869)

1931 - [[F. W. Murnau]] -German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1888)

1935 - [[Yusuf Akçura]] -Russian-Turkish activist (b. 1876)

1937 - [[Joseph S. Cullinan]] -American businessman, co-founded Texaco (b. 1860)

1944 - [[Hendrik Willem van Loon]] -Dutch-American journalist and historian (b. 1882)

1949 - [[Anastasios Charalambis]] -Greek general and politician, 109th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1862)

1949 - [[Henri Giraud]] -French general and politician (b. 1879)

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

1952 - [[Pierre Renoir]] -French actor and director (b. 1885)

1955 - [[Alexander Fleming]] -Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)

1955 - [[Oscar F. Mayer]] -German-American businessman, founded Oscar Mayer (b. 1859)

1957 - [[Richard E. Byrd]] -American admiral and explorer (b. 1888)

1958 - [[Ole Kirk Christiansen]] -Danish businessman, founded The Lego Group (b. 1891)

1959 - [[Lester Dent]] -American author (b. 1904)

1960 - [[Roy Chapman Andrews]] -American paleontologist and explorer (b. 1884)

1965 - [[James Reeb]] -American minister and activist (b. 1927)

1967 - [[Geraldine Farrar]] -American soprano and actress (b. 1882)

1968 - [[Haşim İşcan]] -Turkish educator and politician, 18th List of mayors of Istanbul|Mayor of İstanbul (b. 1898)

1969 - [[John Daly (athlete)|John Daly]] -Irish runner (b. 1880)

1969 - [[John Wyndham]] -English soldier and author (b. 1903)

1970 - [[Erle Stanley Gardner]] -American lawyer and author (b. 1889)

1970 - [[Russell van Horn]] -American boxer (b. 1885)

1971 - [[Philo Farnsworth]] -American inventor (b. 1906)

1971 - [[Whitney Young]] -American activist (b. 1921)

1977 - [[Ulysses S. Grant IV]] -American geologist and paleontologist (b. 1893)

1977 - [[Alberto Rodriguez Larreta]] -Argentinian race car driver (b. 1934)

1978 - [[Claude François]] -Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and dancer (b. 1939)

1978 - [[Sofia Vembo]] -Greek singer and actress (b. 1910)

1980 - [[Chandra Bhanu Gupta]] -Indian politician, 4th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (b. 1902)

1982 - [[Edmund Cooper]] -English poet and author (b. 1926)

1982 - [[Horace Gregory]] -American poet, translator, and academic (b. 1898)

1984 - [[Kostas Roukounas]] -Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1903)

1986 - [[Sonny Terry]] -American singer and harmonica player (b. 1911)

1987 - [[Joe Gladwin]] -English actor (b. 1906)

1989 - [[James Kee]] -American politician (b. 1917)

1989 - [[John J. McCloy]] -American lawyer and banker (b. 1895)

1990 - [[Dean Horrix]] -English footballer (b. 1961)

1992 - [[Richard Brooks]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)

1995 - [[Rein Aun]] -Estonian decathlete (b. 1940)

1995 - [[Myfanwy Talog]] -Welsh actress and singer (b. 1945)

1996 - [[Vince Edwards]] -American actor and director (b. 1928)

1999 - [[Herbert Jasper]] -Canadian psychologist, anatomist, and neurologist (b. 1906)

1999 - [[Camille Laurin]] -Canadian psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)

2002 - [[James Tobin]] -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

2003 - [[Brian Cleeve]] -English-Irish author and playwright (b. 1921)

2003 - [[Ivar Hansen]] -Danish politician (b. 1938)

2006 - [[Bernie Geoffrion]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)

2006 - [[Slobodan Milošević]] -Serbian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1941)

2007 - [[Betty Hutton]] -American actress and singer (b. 1921)

2008 - [[Nils Taube]] -Estonian-English businessman (b. 1928)

2009 - [[Charles Lewis, Jr.]] -American businessman (b. 1963)

2010 - [[John Hill (wrestler)|John Hill]] -Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1941)

2010 - [[Merlin Olsen]] -American football player and actor (b. 1940)

2010 - [[Leena Peltonen-Palotie]] -Finnish physician and geneticist (b. 1952)

2010 - [[Sandy Scott]] -Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1934)

2010 - [[Turhan Selçuk]] -Turkish cartoonist (b. 1922)

2010 - [[T. Somasekaram]] -Sri Lankan geographer and politician, 37th Surveyor General of Sri Lanka (b. 1934)

2010 - [[Hans van Mierlo]] -Dutch journalist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1931)

2011 - [[Jack Hardy (singer–songwriter)|Jack Hardy]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)

2011 - [[Gary Wichard]] -American football player and agent (b. 1950)

2012 - [[Henry Adefope]] -Nigerian physician and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nigeria)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nigeria (b. 1926)

2012 - [[Gian Nicola Babini]] -Italian ceramist and chemist (b. 1944)

2012 - [[Faith Brook]] -English actress (b. 1922)

2012 - [[Sid Couchey]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1919)

2012 - [[James B. Morehead]] -American colonel and pilot (b. 1916)

2012 - [[Gösta Schwarck]] -German-Danish pianist and composer (b. 1915)

2012 - [[Ghiath Tayfour]] -Syrian boxer (b. 1969)

2012 - [[Ian Turpie]] -Australian actor and game show host (b. 1943)

2013 - [[Erica Andrews]] -Mexican-American drag queen performer (b. 1969)

2013 - [[Martin Adolf Bormann]] -German priest and theologian (b. 1930)

2013 - [[Ignatius Anthony Catanello]] -American bishop (b. 1938)

2013 - [[Doug Christie (lawyer)|Doug Christie]] -Canadian lawyer and activist (b. 1946)

2013 - [[Simón Alberto Consalvi]] -Venezuelan journalist and politician, List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Venezuela (b. 1927)

2013 - [[Tony Gubba]] -English journalist and sportscaster (b. 1943)

2013 - [[Mitchell Melton]] -American politician (b. 1943)

2013 - [[Ramankutty Nair]] -Indian actor (b. 1925)

2013 - [[Sripada Pinakapani]] -Indian singer and physician (b. 1913)

2013 - [[Florian Siwicki]] -Polish general and politician (b. 1925)

2014 - [[Dean Bailey]] -Australian footballer and coach (b. 1967)

2014 - [[Joel Brinkley]] -American journalist and academic (b. 1952)

2014 - [[Len Buckeridge]] -Australian businessman, founded the Buckeridge Group of Companies (b. 1936)

2014 - [[Bob Crow]] -English union leader (b. 1961)

2014 - [[Edmund Levy]] -Iraqi-Israeli soldier and judge (b. 1941)

2014 - [[Hermann Schleinhege]] -German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1916)

2014 - [[Marga Spiegel]] -German author (b. 1912)

2015 - [[Walter Burkert]] -German philologist and scholar (b. 1931)

2015 - [[Tony Fenton]] -Irish radio host (b. 1961)

2015 - [[Jimmy Greenspoon]] -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Three Dog Night) (b. 1948)

2015 - [[Gerald Hurst]] -American chemist and academic (b. 1937)

2015 - [[Janice Rebibo]] -American-Israeli author and poet (b. 1950)

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