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Day History: March-14

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Events History


44 - [[Servilius Casca|Casca]] -and Gaius Cassius Longinus|Cassius decide, on the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should stay alive.

313 - [[Emperor Huai of Jin|Jin Huidi]] -is executed by Liu Cong (Han Zhao)|Liu Cong, ruler of the Xiongnu state (Han Zhao).

1381 - [[Chioggia]] -concludes an alliance with Zadar and Trogir against Venice, which becomes changed in 1412 in Šibenik.

1489 - [[Cyprus]] -Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Republic of Venice|Venice.

1590 - [[Battle of Ivry]] -Henry IV of France|Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots defeat the forces of the Catholic League (French)|Catholic League under the Charles, Duke of Mayenne during the French Wars of Religion.

1647 - [[Thirty Years' War]] -Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm (1647)|Truce of Ulm.

1757 - [[John Byng]] -is executed by firing squad aboard {{HMS|Monarch|1747|6}} for breach of the Articles of War.

1780 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -Spanish Empire|Spanish forces Battle of Fort Charlotte|capture Fort Conde|Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana.

1782 - [[Battle of Wuchale]] -Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I pacifies a group of Oromo people|Oromo near Wuchale.

1794 - [[Eli Whitney]] -is granted a patent for the cotton gin.

1885 - [[The Mikado]] -', a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance in London.

1900 - [[Gold Standard Act]] -is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.

1903 - [[Hay–Herrán Treaty]] -granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Colombian Senate would later reject the treaty.

1903 - [[Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge]] -is established by US President Theodore Roosevelt.

1910 - [[Lakeview Gusher]] -the largest U.S. oil gusher|oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vents to atmosphere.

1915 - [[World War I]] -Cornered off the coast of Chile by the Royal Navy after fleeing the Battle of the Falkland Islands, the German light cruiser {{Ship|SMS|Dresden|1907|6}} is abandoned and scuttled by her crew.

1926 - [[El Virilla train accident]] -Costa Rica: A train falls off a bridge over the Río Virilla between Heredia, Costa Rica|Heredia and Tibás. 248 are killed and 93 wounded.

1931 - [[Alam Ara]] -', India's first talking film, is released.

1936 - [[Show Boat (1936 film)|The first all-sound film version of ''Show Boat'']] -opens at Radio City Music Hall. (There had been a part-talkie, part-silent version of ''Show Boat'' in 1929.)

1939 - [[Slovak Republic (1939–45)|Slovakia]] -declares independence under Nazi Germany|German pressure.

1942 - [[Orvan Hess]] -and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.

1943 - [[World War II]] -The Kraków Ghetto is "liquidated".

1945 - [[R.A.F.]] -s first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany.

1951 - [[Korean War]] -For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.

1964 - [[Dallas]] -finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.

1967 - [[John F. Kennedy]] -is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.

1972 - [[Giangiacomo Feltrinelli]] -is killed by an explosion near Segrate.

1978 - [[Israel Defense Forces]] -invade and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani.

1979 - [[Hawker Siddeley Trident]] -crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200.

1980 - [[LOT Flight 7]] -crashes during final approach (aeronautics)|final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.

1984 - [[Gerry Adams]] -head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.

1988 - [[Johnson South Reef Skirmish]] -Chinese forces defeat Vietnamese forces in Johnson South Reef, disputed Spratly Islands.

1994 - [[Timeline of Linux development]] -Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.

1995 - [[Space exploration]] -Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on board a Russian launch vehicle.

2006 - [[Chad]] -an military fail in an attempted 2006 Chadian coup d'état attempt|coup d'état.

2007 - [[Left Front (India)|Left Front]] -government of West Bengal sends at least 3,000 police to Nandigram in an attempt to break Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee resistance there; the Nandigram violence|resulting clash leaves 14 dead.

2007 - [[World Maths Day]] -was celebrated

2008 - [[2008 Tibetan unrest|riots, protests, and demonstrations]] -erupt in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.

Famous Birthdays


1638 - [[Johann Georg Gichtel]] -German mystic (d. 1710)

1681 - [[Georg Philipp Telemann]] -German composer and theorist (d. 1767)

1790 - [[Ludwig Emil Grimm]] -German painter and engraver (d. 1863)

1801 - [[Kristjan Jaak Peterson]] -Estonian poet (d. 1822)

1804 - [[Johann Strauss I]] -Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1849)

1807 - [[Josephine of Leuchtenberg]] -(d. 1876)

1813 - [[Joseph P. Bradley]] -American lawyer and jurist (d. 1892)

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

1822 - [[Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies]] -(d. 1889)

1823 - [[Théodore de Banville]] -French poet and critic (d. 1891)

1833 - [[Frederic Shields]] -English painter and illustrator (d. 1911)

1833 - [[Lucy Hobbs Taylor]] -American dentist and educator (d. 1910)

1835 - [[Giovanni Schiaparelli]] -Italian astronomer and historian (d. 1910)

1837 - [[Charles Ammi Cutter]] -American librarian (d. 1903)

1844 - [[Umberto I of Italy]] -(d. 1900)

1844 - [[Arthur O'Shaughnessy]] -English poet and herpetologist (d. 1881)

1853 - [[Ferdinand Hodler]] -Swiss painter (d. 1918)

1854 - [[Paul Ehrlich]] -German physician and biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1915)

1854 - [[John Lane (publisher)|John Lane]] -English publisher, co-founded The Bodley Head (d. 1925)

1854 - [[Alexandru Macedonski]] -Romanian author and poet (d. 1920)

1854 - [[Thomas R. Marshall]] -American lawyer and politician, 28th Vice President of the United States of America (d. 1925)

1862 - [[Vilhelm Bjerknes]] -Norwegian physicist and meteorologist (d. 1951)

1863 - [[Casey Jones]] -American engineer (d. 1900)

1866 - [[Alexey Troitsky]] -Russian composer and author (d. 1942)

1868 - [[Emily Murphy]] -Canadian jurist, author, and activist (d. 1933)

1869 - [[Algernon Blackwood]] -English author and playwright (d. 1951)

1874 - [[Anton Philips]] -Dutch businessman, co-founded Philips|Philips Electronics (d. 1951)

1879 - [[Albert Einstein]] -German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

1880 - [[Princess Thyra of Denmark (1880–1945)|Princess Thyra of Denmark]] -(d. 1945)

1882 - [[George Knowles]] -Australian public servant (d. 1947)

1882 - [[Wacław Sierpiński]] -Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1969)

1885 - [[Gervais Raoul Lufbery]] -French-American soldier and pilot (d. 1918)

1886 - [[Edward Dierkes]] -American soccer player (d. 1955)

1886 - [[Firmin Lambot]] -Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)

1887 - [[Sylvia Beach]] -American-French publisher, founded Shakespeare and Company (bookstore)|Shakespeare and Company (d. 1962)

1887 - [[Charles Reisner]] -American actor and director (d. 1962)

1888 - [[Marc-Aurèle Fortin]] -Canadian painter (d. 1970)

1894 - [[Osa Johnson]] -American director and explorer (d. 1953)

1894 - [[Heikki Liimatainen (athlete)|Heikki Liimatainen]] -Finnish runner (d. 1980)

1898 - [[Arnold Chikobava]] -Georgian linguist and philologist (d. 1985)

1898 - [[Reginald Marsh (artist)|Reginald Marsh]] -French-American painter and illustrator (d. 1954)

1899 - [[K. C. Irving]] -Canadian businessman, founded Irving Oil (d. 1992)

1899 - [[Ada Kramm]] -Norwegian actress (d. 1981)

1901 - [[Sid Atkinson]] -South African hurdler and long jumper (d. 1977)

1903 - [[Mustafa Barzani]] -Kurdish politician (d. 1979)

1903 - [[Adolph Gottlieb]] -American painter and sculptor (d. 1974)

1904 - [[Doris Eaton Travis]] -American actress and dancer (d. 2010)

1905 - [[Raymond Aron]] -French journalist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1983)

1906 - [[Ulvi Cemal Erkin]] -Turkish composer and educator (d. 1972)

1908 - [[Ed Heinemann]] -American engineer (d. 1991)

1908 - [[C. X. Martyn]] -Sri Lankan politician

1908 - [[Maurice Merleau-Ponty]] -French philosopher and academic (d. 1961)

1908 - [[Phil Vincent|Philip Conrad Vincent]] -English businessman, founded Vincent Motorcycles (d. 1979)

1911 - [[József Kovács (hurdler)|József Kovács]] -Hungarian hurdler (d. 1990)

1911 - [[Akira Yoshizawa]] -Japanese origamist (d. 2005)

1912 - [[Cliff Bastin]] -English footballer (d. 1991)

1912 - [[Les Brown (bandleader)|Les Brown]] -American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2001)

1912 - [[W. Graham Claytor, Jr.]] -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1994)

1912 - [[Charles Van Acker]] -Belgian-American race car driver (d. 1998)

1912 - [[W. Willard Wirtz]] -American lawyer and politician, 10th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 2010)

1914 - [[Lee Hays]] -American singer-songwriter (The Weavers and Almanac Singers) (d. 1981)

1914 - [[Bill Owen (actor)|Bill Owen]] -English actor and songwriter (d. 1999)

1914 - [[Lee Petty]] -American race car driver and businessman, founded Petty Enterprises (d. 2000)

1915 - [[Alexander Brott]] -Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2005)

1916 - [[Horton Foote]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)

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

1918 - [[Dennis Patrick]] -American actor and director (d. 2002)

1919 - [[Max Shulman]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 1988)

1920 - [[Hank Ketcham]] -American author and cartoonist, created ''Dennis the Menace (U.S. comics)|Dennis the Menace'' (d. 2001)

1920 - [[Dorothy Tyler-Odam]] -English high jumper (d. 2014)

1920 - [[Memduh Ün]] -Turkish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1921 - [[S. Truett Cathy]] -American businessman, founded Chick-fil-A (d. 2014)

1921 - [[Ada Louise Huxtable]] -American author and critic (d. 2013)

1922 - [[Les Baxter]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1996)

1922 - [[China Zorrilla]] -Uruguayan actress, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Diane Arbus]] -American photographer (d. 1971)

1924 - [[Jacques Antoine]] -French game show producer, created ''The Crystal Maze'' and ''Fort Boyard (TV series)|Fort Boyard'' (d. 2012)

1925 - [[William Clay Ford, Sr.]] -American businessman (d. 2014)

1925 - [[Francis A. Marzen]] -American priest and journalist (d. 2004)

1925 - [[Joseph A. Unanue]] -American sergeant and businessman (d. 2013)

1926 - [[François Morel]] -Canadian pianist, composer, conductor, and educator

1926 - [[Phil Phillips]] -American singer-songwriter

1927 - [[Philippe Lemaire]] -French actor (d. 2004)

1928 - [[Frank Borman]] -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1928 - [[Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente]] -Spanish environmentalist (d. 1980)

1932 - [[Naina Yeltsina]] -Russian wife of Boris Yeltsin, First Lady of Russia

1933 - [[Michael Caine]] -English actor and author

1933 - [[René Felber]] -Swiss politician

1933 - [[Quincy Jones]] -American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer

1934 - [[Eugene Cernan]] -American captain, pilot, and astronaut

1934 - [[Paul Rader]] -American 15th General of The Salvation Army

1936 - [[Bob Charles (golfer)|Bob Charles]] -New Zealand golfer

1937 - [[Peter van der Merwe (cricketer)|Peter van der Merwe]] -South African cricketer and referee (d. 2013)

1938 - [[Eleanor Bron]] -English actress and screenwriter

1939 - [[Pilar Bardem]] -Spanish actress

1939 - [[Raymond J. Barry]] -American actor

1939 - [[Bertrand Blier]] -French director and screenwriter

1939 - [[Yves Boisset]] -French director and screenwriter

1939 - [[Stavros Xarchakos]] -Greek composer, conductor, and politician

1940 - [[Metin Altıok]] -Turkish poet and educator (d. 1993)

1941 - [[Jennifer Bartlett]] -American painter

1941 - [[Wolfgang Petersen]] -German-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1942 - [[Rita Tushingham]] -English actress

1942 - [[Emin Çölaşan]] -Turkish journalist

1943 - [[Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner]] -American singer, guitarist, and producer (Ohio Players) (d. 2013)

1943 - [[Anita Morris]] -American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1994)

1944 - [[Boris Brott]] -Canadian composer and conductor

1944 - [[Mariza Koch]] -Greek singer-songwriter

1944 - [[Václav Nedomanský]] -Czech ice hockey player and manager

1944 - [[Bobby Smith (footballer, born 1944)|Bobby Smith]] -English footballer and manager

1944 - [[Tom Stannage]] -Australian historian and academic (d. 2012)

1945 - [[Jasper Carrott]] -English comedian, actor, and game show host

1945 - [[Michael Martin Murphey]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1945 - [[Walter Parazaider]] -American saxophonist (Chicago (band)|Chicago)

1945 - [[Herman van Veen]] -Dutch singer-songwriter and actor

1945 - [[Nicholas Wall (judge)|Nicholas Wall]] -English lawyer and judge

1946 - [[Steve Kanaly]] -American actor and director

1946 - [[Wes Unseld]] -American basketball player, coach, and manager

1947 - [[Pam Ayres]] -English comedian, actor, and poet

1947 - [[Roy Budd]] -English pianist and composer (d. 1993)

1947 - [[William J. Jefferson]] -American lawyer and politician

1947 - [[Jona Lewie]] -English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs and Brett Marvin and the Thunderbolts)

1947 - [[Peter Skellern]] -English singer-songwriter and pianist (Oasis (1980s group)|Oasis)

1948 - [[Tom Coburn]] -American physician and politician

1948 - [[Billy Crystal]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1948 - [[Theo Jansen]] -Dutch sculptor

1949 - [[Helle Meri]] -Estonian actress, 2nd First Lady of Estonia

1950 - [[Rick Dees]] -American actor and radio host

1951 - [[Jerry Greenfield]] -American businessman, co-founded Ben & Jerry's

1953 - [[Nick Keir]] -Scottish singer-songwriter (The McCalmans) (d. 2013)

1954 - [[Jann Browne]] -American singer (Asleep at the Wheel)

1954 - [[Ian Diamond]] -English statistician and academic

1954 - [[Gheorghe Megelea]] -Romanian-Canadian javelin thrower

1955 - [[Helen Atkinson-Wood]] -English actress

1955 - [[Jonathan Kaufer]] -American director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1956 - [[Colin Ayre]] -English footballer

1956 - [[Johnny Dusbaba]] -Dutch footballer

1956 - [[Toine Manders]] -Dutch lawyer and politician

1956 - [[Sean Mathias]] -Welsh actor, director, and screenwriter

1956 - [[Tessa Sanderson]] -Jamaican-English javelin thrower and heptathlete

1956 - [[Butch Wynegar]] -American baseball player and coach

1957 - [[Steve Lake]] -American baseball player

1957 - [[Jean van de Velde (director)|Jean van de Velde]] -Dutch director and screenwriter

1957 - [[Tad Williams]] -American author

1958 - [[Claire Clancy]] -English civil servant

1958 - [[Francine Stock]] -English journalist and author

1959 - [[Steve Byrnes]] -American sportscaster and producer (d. 2015)

1959 - [[Laila Robins]] -American actress

1959 - [[Tamara Tunie]] -American actress, director, and producer

1959 - [[Brian Whitfield]] -South African cricketer

1960 - [[Heidi Hammel]] -American astronomer and academic

1960 - [[Kirby Puckett]] -American baseball player (d. 2006)

1961 - [[Greg Anderson (dragster driver)|Greg Anderson]] -American race car driver

1961 - [[Gary Dell'Abate]] -American actor and producer

1961 - [[Penny Johnson Jerald]] -American actress

1961 - [[Mike Lazaridis]] -Turkish–Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded BlackBerry Limited

1961 - [[Hiro Matsushita]] -Japanese race car driver

1961 - [[Rey Washam]] -American drummer (Scratch Acid, The Didjits, Big Boys, and Rapeman)

1962 - [[Horst Baron]] -German porn actor

1962 - [[Narumi Tsunoda]] -Japanese voice actress

1963 - [[Andrew Fleming]] -American director and screenwriter

1963 - [[Bruce Reid]] -Australian cricketer and coach

1963 - [[Mike Rochford]] -American baseball player

1964 - [[Dario Bisso Sabàdin]] -Italian conductor and composer

1965 - [[Kevin Brown (right-handed pitcher)|Kevin Brown]] -American baseball player and coach

1965 - [[Aamir Khan]] -Indian actor, director, and producer

1965 - [[Kiana Tom]] -American actress, television host, and author

1965 - [[Billy Sherwood]] -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Yes (band)|Yes, Conspiracy (band)|Conspiracy, Lodgic, and Yoso)

1965 - [[John Stephenson (cricketer, born 1965)|John Stephenson]] -English cricketer

1965 - [[Kevin Williamson (screenwriter)|Kevin Williamson]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1966 - [[Jonas Elmer]] -Danish actor, director, and screenwriter

1966 - [[Elise Neal]] -American actress and producer

1966 - [[Gary Anthony Williams]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1967 - [[Melissa Reeves]] -American actress

1968 - [[Megan Follows]] -Canadian-American actress

1968 - [[James Frain]] -English actor

1968 - [[Serena Rees]] -English businesswoman, co-founded Agent Provocateur (lingerie)|Agent Provocateur

1969 - [[Michael Bland]] -American drummer (The New Power Generation, Nick Jonas & the Administration, Dr. Mambo's Combo, and Soul Asylum)

1969 - [[Des Coleman]] -English actor

1969 - [[Larry Johnson (basketball, born 1969)|Larry Johnson]] -American basketball player and actor

1970 - [[Kristian Bush]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sugarland and Billy Pilgrim (band)|Billy Pilgrim)

1970 - [[Ebru Kavaklıoğlu]] -Russian-Turkish runner

1970 - [[Meredith Salenger]] -American actress

1971 - [[Charlie Elphicke]] -English lawyer and politician

1972 - [[Irom Chanu Sharmila]] -Indian poet and activist

1974 - [[Grace Park (actress)|Grace Park]] -American-Canadian actress

1974 - [[Rohit Shetty]] -Indian actor, director, and cinematographer

1974 - [[Patrick Traverse]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1975 - [[Dorismar]] -Argentinian model, actress, and singer

1975 - [[Rushanara Ali]] -Bangladeshi-English politician

1975 - [[Steve Harper]] -English footballer and referee

1975 - [[Dmitri Markov]] -Belarusian-Australian pole vaulter

1975 - [[Johan Paulik]] -Slovak porn actor, director, and producer

1975 - [[Rico Yan]] -Filipino actor (d. 2002)

1976 - [[Daniel Gillies]] -Canadian-New Zealand actor

1976 - [[Merlin Santana]] -American actor (d. 2002)

1977 - [[Zé António]] -Portuguese footballer

1977 - [[Vadims Fjodorovs]] -Latvian footballer and coach

1977 - [[Aki Hoshino]] -Japanese model and author

1977 - [[Naoki Matsuda]] -Japanese footballer (d. 2011)

1978 - [[Monica Mayhem]] -Australian pornographic actress, exotic dancer and singer

1978 - [[Pieter van den Hoogenband]] -Dutch swimmer

1979 - [[Love (footballer)|Love]] -Angolan footballer

1979 - [[Nicolas Anelka]] -French footballer and manager

1979 - [[Chris Klein (actor)|Chris Klein]] -American actor

1979 - [[Santino Marella]] -Canadian wrestler and actor

1979 - [[Sead Ramović]] -German-Bosnian footballer

1979 - [[Yoko Shibui]] -Japanese runner

1980 - [[Aaron Brown (footballer, born 1980)|Aaron Brown]] -English footballer

1980 - [[Matteo Grassotto]] -Italian race car driver

1980 - [[Ben Herring]] -New Zealand rugby player

1980 - [[Mercedes McNab]] -Canadian model and actress

1981 - [[Bobby Jenks]] -American baseball player

1981 - [[Mei-Ting Sun]] -Chinese-American pianist

1981 - [[George Wilson (safety)|George Wilson]] -American football player

1982 - [[Kate Maberly]] -English actress and singer

1982 - [[Carlos Marinelli]] -Argentinian footballer

1982 - [[François Sterchele]] -Belgian footballer (d. 2008)

1983 - [[Bakhtiyar Artayev]] -Kazakh boxer

1983 - [[Taylor Hanson]] -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Hanson (band)|Hanson and Tinted Windows (band)|Tinted Windows)

1983 - [[Anas Sarwar]] -Scottish dentist and politician

1984 - [[Aric Almirola]] -American race car driver

1984 - [[Paolo Contis]] -Filipino actor

1984 - [[Liesel Pritzker Simmons]] -American actress

1985 - [[Idaira]] -Spanish singer

1985 - [[Eva Angelina]] -American porn actress and producer

1985 - [[Brianna Love]] -American porn actress

1986 - [[Jamie Bell]] -English actor and dancer

1986 - [[Elton Chigumbura]] -Zimbabwean cricketer

1986 - [[Jessica Gallagher]] -Australian Paralympic alpine skier and track and field athlete

1986 - [[Andy Taylor (footballer, born 1986)|Andy Taylor]] -English footballer

1987 - [[Robert Clark (actor)|Robert Clark]] -American actor

1988 - [[Stephen Curry (basketball)|Stephen Curry]] -American basketball player

1988 - [[Rico Freimuth]] -German decathlete

1988 - [[Sasha Grey]] -American porn actress and singer (ATelecine)

1989 - [[Kevin Lacroix (racing driver)|Kevin Lacroix]] -Canadian race car driver

1989 - [[Colby O'Donis]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1990 - [[Joe Allen (footballer, born 1990)|Joe Allen]] -Welsh footballer

1990 - [[Peter Chambers]] -English rower

1990 - [[Tamás Kádár]] -Hungarian footballer

1990 - [[Haru Kuroki]] -Japanese actress

1990 - [[Leena (model)|Leena]] -Japanese model

1990 - [[Triin Ojaste]] -Estonian skier

1990 - [[Kolbeinn Sigþórsson]] -Icelandic footballer

1991 - [[Emir Bekrić]] -Serbian hurdler

1991 - [[László Szűcs]] -Hungarian footballer

1991 - [[Steven Zellner]] -German footballer

1992 - [[Jasmine Murray]] -American model and singer, Miss Mississippi|Miss Mississippi 2014

1993 - [[Philipp Ziereis]] -German footballer

1994 - [[Ansel Elgort]] -American actor

1996 - [[Batuhan Altıntaş]] -Turkish footballer

1997 - [[Simone Biles]] -American gymnast

History of Deaths


313 - [[Emperor Huai of Jin]] -(b. 284)

968 - [[Matilda of Ringelheim]] -(b. 895)

1457 - [[Jingtai Emperor]] -of China (b. 1428)

1471 - [[Thomas Malory]] -English author and politician (b. 1405)

1647 - [[Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange]] -(b. 1584)

1648 - [[Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron]] -English general and politician (b. 1584)

1680 - [[René Le Bossu]] -French author and critic (b. 1631)

1682 - [[Jacob van Ruisdael]] -Dutch painter and etcher (b. 1628)

1696 - [[Jean Domat]] -French lawyer and jurist (b. 1625)

1698 - [[Claes Rålamb]] -Swedish politician (b. 1622)

1748 - [[George Wade]] -Irish field marshal and politician (b. 1673)

1757 - [[John Byng]] -English admiral and politician, 11th List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador|Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1704)

1765 - [[Ayagawa Gorōji]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 2nd Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1703)

1791 - [[Johann Salomo Semler]] -German historian and critic (b. 1725)

1803 - [[Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock]] -German poet (b. 1724)

1805 - [[Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki]] -Polish-Lithuanian general (b. 1753)

1811 - [[Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton]] -English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1735)

1823 - [[Charles François Dumouriez]] -French general and politician, Minister of Defence (France)|French Minister of War (b. 1739)

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

1860 - [[Carl Ritter von Ghega]] -Italian engineer, designed the Semmering railway (b. 1802)

1877 - [[Juan Manuel de Rosas]] -Argentinian general and politician, 17th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (b. 1793)

1883 - [[Karl Marx]] -German philosopher and theorist (b. 1818)

1884 - [[Quintino Sella]] -Italian financier and politician (b. 1827)

1921 - [[Larry McLean]] -Canadian-American baseball player (b. 1881)

1932 - [[George Eastman]] -American inventor and businessman, founded Eastman Kodak (b. 1854)

1933 - [[Balto]] -American sled dog (b. 1919)

1942 - [[René Bull]] -Irish lieutenant and illustrator (b. 1872)

1946 - [[Werner von Blomberg]] -German field marshal (b. 1878)

1949 - [[John Callan O'Laughlin]] -American journalist and politician, 17th United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1873)

1957 - [[Evagoras Pallikarides]] -Cypriot activist (b. 1938)

1960 - [[Oliver Kirk]] -American boxer (b. 1884)

1965 - [[Marion Jones Farquhar]] -American tennis player (b. 1879)

1968 - [[Erwin Panofsky]] -German historian and academic (b. 1892)

1969 - [[Clement Deykin]] -English rugby player (b. 1877)

1969 - [[Ben Shahn]] -Lithuanian-American painter, illustrator, and educator (b. 1898)

1973 - [[Howard H. Aiken]] -American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1900)

1973 - [[Rafael Godoy]] -Colombian-Venezuelan composer (b. 1907)

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

1974 - [[Günther Reindorff]] -Estonian graphic designer and educator (b. 1899)

1975 - [[Susan Hayward]] -American actress and singer (b. 1917)

1976 - [[Busby Berkeley]] -American director and choreographer (b. 1895)

1977 - [[Fannie Lou Hamer]] -American activist (b. 1917)

1980 - [[Mohammad Hatta]] -Indonesian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Indonesia (b. 1902)

1980 - [[Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente]] -Spanish environmentalist (b. 1928)

1982 - [[Robert Eberan von Eberhorst]] -Austrian race car engineer (b. 1902)

1983 - [[Maurice Ronet]] -French actor and director (b. 1927)

1984 - [[Hovhannes Shiraz]] -Armenian poet (b. 1915)

1989 - [[Edward Abbey]] -American author and activist (b. 1927)

1989 - [[Happy Humphrey]] -American wrestler and actor (b. 1926)

1991 - [[Howard Ashman]] -American playwright and composer (b. 1950)

1991 - [[Doc Pomus]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1925)

1991 - [[Margery Sharp]] -English author (b. 1905)

1992 - [[Jean Poiret]] -French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

1995 - [[William Alfred Fowler]] -American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

1997 - [[Fred Zinnemann]] -Austrian-American director and producer (b. 1907)

1999 - [[Kirk Alyn]] -American actor (b. 1910)

1999 - [[John Broome (writer)|John Broome]] -American author (b. 1913)

2000 - [[C. Jérôme]] -French singer (b. 1946)

2002 - [[Cherry Wilder]] -New Zealand author and poet (b. 1930)

2003 - [[Jack Goldstein]] -Canadian-American painter (b. 1945)

2003 - [[Jean-Luc Lagardère]] -French engineer and businessman (b. 1928)

2005 - [[Akira Yoshizawa]] -Japanese origamist (b.1911)

2006 - [[Ann Calvello]] -American roller derby racer (b. 1929)

2006 - [[Lennart Meri]] -Estonian director and politician, 2nd President of Estonia (b. 1929)

2007 - [[Lucie Aubrac]] -French educator and activist (b. 1912)

2007 - [[Gareth Hunt]] -English actor (b. 1943)

2008 - [[Chiara Lubich]] -Italian activist, co-founded the Focolare Movement (b. 1920)

2009 - [[Alain Bashung]] -French singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1947)

2009 - [[Altovise Davis]] -American actress and dancer (b. 1943)

2010 - [[Peter Graves]] -American actor and director (b. 1926)

2010 - [[Janet Simpson]] -English sprinter (b. 1944)

2011 - [[Jülide Gülizar]] -Turkish journalist (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Ray Barlow]] -English footballer (b. 1926)

2012 - [[Matthew G. Carter]] -American pastor and politician, Mayor of Montclair, New Jersey|Mayor of Montclair (b. 1913)

2012 - [[Josie DeCarlo]] -French-American model (b. 1930)

2012 - [[Eddie King (musician)|Eddie King]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1938)

2012 - [[Pierre Schoendoerffer]] -French director and screenwriter (b. 1928)

2012 - [[Ċensu Tabone]] -Maltese general and politician, 4th President of Malta (b. 1913)

2013 - [[Walt Buck]] -Canadian dentist and politician (b. 1930)

2013 - [[Norman Collier]] -English comedian and actor (b. 1925)

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

2013 - [[Scott Kennedy]] -American comedian (b. 1965)

2013 - [[Harry Coleman McGehee, Jr.]] -American bishop (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Paul Rose (political figure)|Paul Rose]] -Canadian murderer (b. 1943)

2013 - [[Aramais Sahakyan]] -Armenian poet and author (b. 1936)

2013 - [[Ieng Sary]] -Vietnamese-Cambodian politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Cambodia)|Cambodian Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1925)

2013 - [[Harry Thomson (footballer)|Harry Thomson]] -Scottish footballer (b. 1940)

2014 - [[Tony Benn]] -English pilot and politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1925)

2014 - [[Gary Burger]] -American singer and guitarist (The Monks) (b. 1942)

2014 - [[Hans Fogh]] -Danish-Canadian sailor (b. 1938)

2014 - [[Meir Har-Zion]] -Israeli commander (b. 1934)

2014 - [[Sam Lacey]] -American basketball player (b. 1948)

2014 - [[Sam Peffer]] -English illustrator (b. 1921)

2014 - [[Ken Utsui]] -Japanese actor (b. 1931)

2014 - [[Wesley Warren, Jr.]] -American Lymphatic filariasis|elephantiasis victim (b. 1963)

2015 - [[Ogygian]] -American race horse (b. 1983)

2015 - [[Milton Huddart]] -English rugby player (b. 1960)

2015 - [[Valentin Rasputin]] -Russian author and environmentalist (b. 1937)

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