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Day History: March-15

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Events History


44 - [[Julius Caesar]] -Roman dictator|Dictator of the Roman Republic, is Assassination of Julius Caesar|stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger|Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus|Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman Senate|Roman senators on the Ides of March.

221 - [[Liu Bei]] -a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu Han and claims his legitimate Order of succession|succession to the Han dynasty.

280 - [[Sun Hao]] -of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin dynasty.

351 - [[Constantius II]] -elevates his cousin Constantius Gallus|Gallus to Caesar (title)|Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.

493 - [[Odoacer]] -the first barbarian King of Italy after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, is slain by Theoderic the Great, king of the Ostrogoths, while the two kings were feasting together.

933 - [[Henry the Fowler]] -defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.

1311 - [[Battle of Halmyros]] -The Catalan Company defeats Walter V, Count of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader states|Crusader state in Greece.

1493 - [[Christopher Columbus]] -returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.

1545 - [[Council of Trent]] -

1564 - [[Akbar]] -abolishes "jizya" (''per capita'' tax).

1672 - [[Charles II of England]] -issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.

1781 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -Battle of Guilford Court House

1783 - [[Newburgh, New York]] -George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place.

1819 - [[Augustin-Jean Fresnel]] -wins a contest at the Academie des Sciences in Paris by proving that light behaves like a wave. The Fresnel integrals, still used to calculate wave patterns, silence skeptics who had backed the particle theory of Isaac Newton.

1820 - [[Maine]] -becomes the 23rd U.S. state.

1848 - [[Hungarian Revolution of 1848|revolution breaks out in Hungary]] -The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.

1864 - [[American Civil War]] -The Red River Campaign : U.S. Navy fleet arrives at Alexandria, Louisiana.

1874 - [[French Third Republic|France]] -and Nguyễn dynasty|Viet Nam sign the Second Treaty of Saigon, further recognizing the full sovereignty of France over Cochinchina.

1875 - [[Archbishop of New York]] -John McCloskey is named the first cardinal (Catholicism)|cardinal in the United States.

1877 - [[First ever official cricket test match is played]] -Australia vs England at the MCG Stadium, in Melbourne, Australia.

1888 - [[Sikkim Expedition|Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888]] -

1892 - [[Liverpool F.C.]] -is founded.

1906 - [[Rolls-Royce Limited]] -is incorporated.

1916 - [[Woodrow Wilson]] -sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.–Mexico border to Pancho Villa Expedition|pursue Pancho Villa.

1917 - [[Tsar]] -Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.

1921 - [[Talaat Pasha]] -former Grand Vizir of the Ottoman Empire and chief architect of the Armenian Genocide is assassinated in Berlin by 23-year-old Armenian, Soghomon Tehlirian.

1922 - [[Egypt]] -gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I of Egypt|Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.

1926 - [[Theodoros Pangalos (general)|Theodoros Pangalos]] -is elected President of Greece without opposition.

1927 - [[Women's Boat Race]] -between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on The Isis in Oxford.

1931 - [[Newfoundland and Labrador|Newfoundland]] -killing 27 of the 147 on board.

1933 - [[Engelbert Dollfuss]] -keeps members of the National Council of Austria|National Council from convening, starting the Austrofascism|Austrofascist dictatorship.

1935 - [[Percy Shaw]] -founded his company Reflecting Roadstuds Limited to make cat's eye (road)|cat's eyes.

1939 - [[World War II]] -Nazi Germany|German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.

1939 - [[Carpatho-Ukraine]] -declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.

1941 - [[Philippine Airlines]] -the flag carrier of the Philippines takes its first flight between Manila (from Nielson Field) to Baguio|Baguio City with a Beechcraft Model 18 making the airline the first and oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its original name.

1945 - [[Upper Silesian Offensive|offensive]] -to push Germans from Upper Silesia.

1952 - [[Cilaos]] -Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24-hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).

1956 - [[My Fair Lady]] -' debuts on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.

1961 - [[Commonwealth of Nations]] -

1965 - [[Lyndon B. Johnson]] -responding to the Selma, Alabama|Selma crisis, tells United States Congress|U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act.

1978 - [[Somalia]] -and Ethiopia signed a truce to end the Ethio-Somali War.

1985 - [[Internet]] -domain name is registered (symbolics.com).

1985 - [[Brazilian military government]] -ends.

1986 - [[Collapse of the Hotel New World]] -Thirty-three people die when the Hotel New World in Singapore collapses.

1990 - [[Mikhail Gorbachev]] -is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.

1991 - [[Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany]] -comes into effect, granting full sovereignty to the Federal Republic of Germany.

2011 - [[Syrian Civil War]] -

Famous Birthdays


270 - [[Saint Nicholas]] -Greek bishop (d. 343)

1275 - [[Margaret of England, Duchess of Brabant]] -(d. 1333)

1455 - [[Pietro Accolti]] -Italian cardinal (d. 1532)

1493 - [[Anne de Montmorency]] -French captain and diplomat (d. 1567)

1584 - [[Philip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg]] -(d. 1663)

1591 - [[Alexandre de Rhodes]] -French missionary and lexicographer (d. 1660)

1638 - [[Shunzhi Emperor]] -of China (d. 1661)

1666 - [[George Bähr]] -German architect, designed the Dresden Frauenkirche (d. 1738)

1684 - [[Francesco Durante]] -Italian composer and educator (d. 1755)

1737 - [[Amarindra]] -Thai wife of Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (d. 1826)

1754 - [[Archibald Menzies]] -Scottish surgeon and botanist (d. 1842)

1767 - [[Andrew Jackson]] -American general, judge, and politician, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)

1771 - [[Robert Hett Chapman]] -American minister and academic (d. 1833)

1772 - [[József Ficzkó]] -Slovene-Croatian priest and author (d. 1843)

1779 - [[William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne]] -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1848)

1790 - [[Ludwig Immanuel Magnus]] -German mathematician and academic (d. 1861)

1791 - [[Charles Knight (publisher)|Charles Knight]] -English author and publisher (d. 1873)

1809 - [[Joseph Jenkins Roberts]] -American-Liberian politician, 1st President of Liberia (d. 1876)

1809 - [[Karl Josef von Hefele]] -German bishop and theologian (d. 1893)

1813 - [[John Snow (physician)|John Snow]] -English physician and epidemiologist (d. 1858)

1818 - [[Mariano Álvarez]] -Filipino general and politician (d. 1924)

1821 - [[Johann Josef Loschmidt]] -Austrian physicist and chemist (d. 1895)

1821 - [[William Milligan]] -Scottish theologian, author, and educator (d. 1892)

1824 - [[Jules Chevalier]] -French priest, founded the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (d. 1907)

1830 - [[Paul Heyse]] -German author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)

1830 - [[Élisée Reclus]] -French geographer and academic (d. 1905)

1831 - [[Daniel Comboni]] -Italian missionary and saint (d. 1881)

1835 - [[John Henry Kagi]] -American lawyer and activist (d. 1859)

1835 - [[Eduard Strauss]] -Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1916)

1838 - [[Karl Davydov]] -Russian cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1889)

1851 - [[John Sebastian Little]] -American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Arkansas (d. 1916)

1851 - [[William Mitchell Ramsay]] -Scottish archaeologist and scholar (d. 1939)

1852 - [[Augusta, Lady Gregory]] -Irish playwright and translator (d. 1932)

1854 - [[Emil von Behring]] -German physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)

1857 - [[Christian Michelsen]] -Norwegian businessman and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1925)

1858 - [[Liberty Hyde Bailey]] -American botanist and academic, co-founded the American Society for Horticultural Science (d. 1954)

1858 - [[Franz Böckli]] -Swiss target shooter (d. 1937)

1860 - [[Waldemar Haffkine]] -Russian-Swiss bacteriologist and microbiologist (d. 1930)

1864 - [[Johan Halvorsen]] -Norwegian violinist, composer, and conductor (Oslo Philharmonic) (d. 1935)

1865 - [[Manuk Abeghian]] -Armenian author and scholar (d. 1944)

1866 - [[Matthew Charlton]] -Australian miner and politician (d. 1948)

1866 - [[Johan Vaaler]] -Norwegian inventor, invented the Paper clip (d. 1910)

1867 - [[Lionel Johnson]] -English poet and critic (d. 1902)

1869 - [[Stanisław Wojciechowski]] -Polish scholar and politician, 2nd List of heads of state of Poland|President of the Republic of Poland (d. 1953)

1874 - [[Eugène Fiset]] -Canadian physician, general, and politician, 18th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)

1874 - [[Harold L. Ickes]] -American journalist and politician, 32nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1952)

1878 - [[Rezā Shāh]] -Iranian king (d. 1944)

1886 - [[John Olin]] -American wrestler (d. 1920)

1887 - [[Marjorie Merriweather Post]] -American businesswoman, founded General Foods (d. 1973)

1890 - [[Boris Delaunay]] -Russian mathematician and mountaineer (d. 1980)

1892 - [[James Basevi Ord]] -American colonel (d. 1938)

1897 - [[Jackson Scholz]] -American runner (d. 1986)

1899 - [[George Brent]] -Irish-American actor (d. 1979)

1901 - [[R. A. Bevan]] -English advertiser (d. 1974)

1902 - [[Henri Saint Cyr]] -Swedish horse rider (d. 1979)

1904 - [[J. Pat O'Malley]] -English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1985)

1905 - [[Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg]] -German lawyer and judge (d. 1944)

1907 - [[Zarah Leander]] -Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)

1910 - [[Tom Richards (athlete)|Tom Richards]] -Welsh runner (d. 1985)

1910 - [[Nick Stewart]] -American actor and singer (d. 2000)

1912 - [[Louis Paul Boon]] -Flemish journalist and author (d. 1979)

1912 - [[Lightnin' Hopkins]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)

1912 - [[Phillip Pavia]] -American painter and sculptor (d. 2005)

1913 - [[Macdonald Carey]] -American actor (d. 1994)

1913 - [[Rosita Contreras]] -Argentinian actress and singer (d. 1962)

1913 - [[Jack Fairman]] -English race car driver (d. 2002)

1914 - [[Aniello Dellacroce]] -American gangster (d. 1985)

1914 - [[Joe E. Ross]] -American actor (d. 1982)

1915 - [[Caterina Boratto]] -Italian actress (d. 2010)

1916 - [[Frank Coghlan, Jr.]] -American actor and pilot (d. 2009)

1916 - [[Fadil Hoxha]] -Kosovar commander and politician, 2nd President of Kosovo (d. 2001)

1916 - [[Harry James]] -American trumpet player, bandleader, and actor (d. 1983)

1917 - [[Jürgen Ohlsen]] -German actor (d. 1994)

1918 - [[Richard Ellmann]] -American author and critic (d. 1987)

1918 - [[Punch Imlach]] -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 1987)

1918 - [[William McIntyre (judge)|William McIntyre]] -Canadian lawyer and judge (d. 2009)

1919 - [[Lawrence Tierney]] -American actor (d. 2002)

1920 - [[Lawrence Sanders]] -American author (d. 1998)

1920 - [[E. Donnall Thomas]] -American physician and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

1921 - [[Madelyn Pugh]] -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011)

1921 - [[Stafford Smythe]] -Canadian businessman (d. 1971)

1922 - [[Nino Bibbia]] -Italian bobsledder (d. 2013)

1923 - [[Joseph Madec]] -French bishop (d. 2013)

1923 - [[Charles Wheeler (journalist)|Charles Wheeler]] -German-English soldier and journalist (d. 2008)

1924 - [[Walter Gotell]] -German-English actor (d. 1997)

1926 - [[Ben Johnston (composer)|Ben Johnston]] -American composer and academic

1926 - [[Norm Van Brocklin]] -American football player and coach (d. 1983)

1927 - [[Christian Marquand]] -French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)

1927 - [[Carl Smith (country musician)|Carl Smith]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)

1928 - [[Bob Wilber]] -American clarinet player and saxophonist

1930 - [[Zhores Alferov]] -Belarusian-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1930 - [[Martin Karplus]] -Austrian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1930 - [[Kostas Nestoridis]] -Greek footballer and manager

1931 - [[James Ellis (actor)|James Ellis]] -Northern Irish actor (d. 2014)

1931 - [[D.J. Fontana]] -American drummer (The Blue Moon Boys)

1931 - [[David Hayes (sculptor)|David Hayes]] -American sculptor and academic (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Richard Wirthlin]] -American religious leader (d. 2011)

1932 - [[Alan Bean]] -American captain, pilot, and astronaut

1933 - [[Ruth Bader Ginsburg]] -American lawyer and judge

1933 - [[Philippe de Broca]] -French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1934 - [[Aldo Giorgini]] -Italian graphic designer (d. 1994)

1934 - [[Richard Layard, Baron Layard]] -English economist and academic

1934 - [[Kanshi Ram]] -Indian politician (d. 2006)

1935 - [[Judd Hirsch]] -American actor

1935 - [[Jimmy Swaggart]] -American pastor, singer, and television host

1935 - [[Leonid Yengibarov]] -Russian-Armenian clown and boxer (d. 1972)

1936 - [[David Andrews (Irish politician)|David Andrews]] -Irish politician, 21st Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ireland

1936 - [[Howard Greenfield]] -American songwriter (d. 1986)

1937 - [[Dan Adkins]] -American illustrator (d. 2013)

1937 - [[Marcus Raichle]] -American neurologist and physiologist

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

1937 - [[Roger Tomkys]] -English academic and diplomat

1938 - [[Charles Lloyd (jazz musician)|Charles Lloyd]] -American saxophonist and flute player

1939 - [[David Eisenberg]] -American biologist and biophysicist

1939 - [[Ted Kaufman]] -American engineer and politician

1939 - [[Robert Nye]] -English author, poet, and playwright

1939 - [[Julie Tullis]] -English mountaineer (d. 1986)

1940 - [[Margo Howard]] -American journalist

1940 - [[Frank Dobson]] -English politician, Secretary of State for Health

1940 - [[Phil Lesh]] -American bass player (Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, The Dead (band)|The Dead, and Furthur (band)|Furthur)

1940 - [[Mel Phillips (radio programmer)|Mel Phillips]] -American radio host and programmer

1941 - [[Jean-Louis Lafosse]] -French race car driver (d. 1981)

1941 - [[Mike Love]] -American singer-songwriter (The Beach Boys and Celebration (1970s band)|Celebration)

1943 - [[David Cronenberg]] -Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

1943 - [[Lynda La Plante]] -English actress, screenwriter, and author

1943 - [[Michael Scott-Joynt]] -English bishop (d. 2014)

1943 - [[The Iron Sheik]] -Iranian-American wrestler and actor

1943 - [[Sly Stone]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Sly and the Family Stone)

1944 - [[Chi Cheng (athlete)|Chi Cheng]] -Taiwanese runner and politician

1944 - [[Jacques Doillon]] -French director and screenwriter

1944 - [[Deniz Kandiyoti]] -Turkish-English author and academic

1944 - [[Francis Mankiewicz]] -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)

1945 - [[Walter Adams (athlete)|Walter Adams]] -German runner

1945 - [[Robert Carnwath, Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill]] -English lawyer and judge

1945 - [[A. K. Faezul Huq]] -Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (d. 2007)

1945 - [[Mark J. Green]] -American lawyer and politician

1946 - [[Bobby Bonds]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)

1946 - [[Mahir Çayan]] -Turkish politician (d. 1972)

1946 - [[Stephen Hill (college head)|Stephen Hill]] -English sociologist and academic

1946 - [[Howard E. Scott]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (War (band)|War and Lowrider Band)

1946 - [[David Wall (dancer)|David Wall]] -English ballet dancer (d. 2013)

1947 - [[Ry Cooder]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1947 - [[Gino Ferrin]] -German footballer and manager

1947 - [[Juraj Kukura]] -Slovak-German actor

1947 - [[Tony Osoba]] -Scottish actor

1948 - [[Kate Bornstein]] -American author and activist

1948 - [[Gavin Stamp]] -English historian and author

1948 - [[Sérgio Vieira de Mello]] -Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)

1949 - [[John Duttine]] -English actor

1949 - [[Deirdre Hutton]] -Scottish civil servant

1950 - [[Olsen Brothers|Jørgen Olsen]] -Danish singer-songwriter (Olsen Brothers)

1950 - [[Kurt Koch]] -Swiss cardinal

1951 - [[David Alton, Baron Alton of Liverpool]] -English politician

1952 - [[Howard Devoto]] -English singer-songwriter (Buzzcocks, Magazine (band)|Magazine, and Luxuria (band)|Luxuria)

1952 - [[Philip Green]] -English businessman

1952 - [[Howard Koh]] -American physician and politician, 14th United States Assistant Secretary for Health

1953 - [[Kostas Bigalis]] -Greek singer-songwriter

1953 - [[Richard Bruton]] -Irish politician, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

1953 - [[Colin Croft]] -Guyanan cricketer and sportscaster

1953 - [[Heather Graham Pozzessere]] -American author

1953 - [[Kumba Ialá]] -Bissau-Guinean politician, List of heads of state of Guinea-Bissau|President of Guinea-Bissau (d. 2014)

1954 - [[Massimo Bubola]] -Italian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1954 - [[Isobel Buchanan]] -Scottish soprano and actress

1954 - [[Bob Budiansky]] -American author and illustrator

1954 - [[Henry Marsh (athlete)|Henry Marsh]] -American runner and businessman, co-founded MonaVie

1954 - [[Craig Wasson]] -American actor

1955 - [[Dee Snider]] -American singer-songwriter and actor (Twisted Sister and Desperado (band)|Desperado)

1956 - [[Clay Matthews, Jr.]] -American football player and coach

1957 - [[Joaquim de Almeida]] -Portuguese-American actor

1957 - [[Víctor Muñoz]] -Spanish footballer and manager

1957 - [[Park Overall]] -American actress

1957 - [[David Silverman (animator)|David Silverman]] -American animator, director, and screenwriter

1959 - [[Harold Baines]] -American baseball player and coach

1959 - [[Renny Harlin]] -Finnish director and producer

1959 - [[Lisa Holton]] -American journalist and author

1959 - [[Fabio Lanzoni]] -Italian-American model and actor

1959 - [[Ben Okri]] -Nigerian poet and author

1960 - [[Mike Pagliarulo]] -American baseball player and coach

1960 - [[Phil Walsh (Australian footballer)|Phil Walsh]] -Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2015)

1961 - [[Terry Cummings]] -American basketball player and singer

1961 - [[Craig Ludwig]] -American ice hockey player and coach

1962 - [[Jimmy Baio]] -American actor

1962 - [[Terence Trent D'Arby]] -American singer-songwriter

1963 - [[Bret Michaels]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Poison (American band)|Poison)

1964 - [[Rockwell (musician)|Rockwell]] -American singer-songwriter

1964 - [[Davide Pinato]] -Italian footballer

1965 - [[Sunetra Gupta]] -Indian epidemiologist, author, and academic

1965 - [[Svetlana Medvedeva]] -Russian economist, First Lady of Russia

1967 - [[Naoko Takeuchi]] -Japanese illustrator

1968 - [[Kahimi Karie]] -Japanese singer

1968 - [[Mark McGrath]] -American singer-songwriter and television host (Sugar Ray and The Wondergirls)

1968 - [[Terje Riis-Johansen]] -Norwegian politician, Minister of Petroleum and Energy|Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy

1968 - [[Sabrina Salerno]] -Italian singer, actress, and producer

1968 - [[Jon Schaffer]] -American guitarist (Iced Earth and Demons and Wizards (band)|Demons and Wizards)

1969 - [[Rona Ambrose]] -Canadian journalist and politician, 8th Minister of Health (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Health

1969 - [[Gianluca Festa]] -Italian footballer and coach

1969 - [[Timo Kotipelto]] -Finnish singer-songwriter (Stratovarius, Kotipelto, and Cain's Offering)

1969 - [[Elvir Laković Laka]] -Bosnian singer-songwriter

1969 - [[Apollo Papathanasio]] -Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Firewind, Spiritual Beggars, Evil Masquerade, and Gardenian)

1969 - [[Kim Raver]] -American actress

1969 - [[Yutaka Take]] -Japanese jockey

1970 - [[Derek Parra]] -American speed skater and coach

1971 - [[Penny Lancaster]] -English model and photographer

1971 - [[Joanne Wise]] -English long jumper

1972 - [[Mark Hoppus]] -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Blink-182, +44 (band)|+44, and City (Comma) State)

1972 - [[Ben Hunt-Davis]] -English rower

1972 - [[Darren Dunstan]] -Canadian stage and voice actor, and voice director

1972 - [[Holger Stromberg]] -German chef

1972 - [[Mike Tomlin]] -American football player and coach

1973 - [[Robin Hunicke]] -American video game designer and producer

1973 - [[Lee Jung-jae]] -South Korean actor

1973 - [[Masayuki Naruse]] -Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

1974 - [[Robert Fick]] -American baseball player

1974 - [[José Ríos]] -Spanish runner

1975 - [[will.i.am]] -American rapper, producer, and actor (The Black Eyed Peas and Atban Klann)

1975 - [[Eva Longoria]] -American actress and producer

1975 - [[Veselin Topalov]] -Bulgarian chess player

1975 - [[Darcy Tucker]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1976 - [[Katherine Brooks]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1976 - [[Cara Pifko]] -Canadian actress

1977 - [[Adrian Burnside]] -Australian baseball player

1977 - [[Joe Hahn]] -American DJ, producer, and director (Linkin Park)

1977 - [[Brian Tee]] -Japanese-American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1977 - [[Sandeep Unnikrishnan]] -Indian soldier (d. 2008)

1978 - [[Flávio Furtado]] -Cape Verdean boxer

1978 - [[Noé Hernández]] -Mexican race walker (d. 2013)

1978 - [[Jeong Hyeong-don]] -South Korean comedian and entertainer

1978 - [[Takeru Kobayashi]] -Japanese competitive eater

1978 - [[Ali Saïdi-Sief]] -Algerian runner

1979 - [[Onur Aydın]] -Turkish basketball player

1979 - [[Juan Manuel Molina]] -Spanish race walker

1979 - [[Vincent Simone]] -Italian-English dancer

1979 - [[Kevin Youkilis]] -American baseball player

1980 - [[Freddie Bynum]] -American baseball player

1980 - [[Claudiney Ramos]] -Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)

1981 - [[Young Buck]] -American rapper, producer, and actor (G-Unit and UTP (group)|UTP)

1981 - [[Mikael Forssell]] -German-Finnish footballer

1981 - [[Veronica Maggio]] -Swedish singer-songwriter

1981 - [[Jens Salumäe]] -Estonian skier

1982 - [[Jordan Hastings]] -Canadian drummer (Alexisonfire, Jersey (band)|Jersey, Black Lungs, and Cunter (band)|Cunter)

1982 - [[Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich]] -Kenyan runner

1982 - [[Emily Tyndall]] -American actress and dancer

1983 - [[Sean Biggerstaff]] -Scottish actor

1983 - [[Umut Bulut]] -Turkish footballer

1983 - [[Ben Hilfenhaus]] -Australian cricketer

1983 - [[Kostas Kaimakoglou]] -Greek basketball player

1983 - [[Golda Marcus]] -Salvadoran Swimmer

1983 - [[Daryl Murphy]] -Irish footballer

1983 - [[Heiko Niidas]] -Estonian basketball player

1983 - [[Ricky Sekhon]] -English actor

1983 - [[Jouji Shibue]] -Japanese model and actor

1984 - [[Badradine Belloumou]] -French-Algerian footballer

1984 - [[Gabb Drilon]] -Filipino actor

1984 - [[Olivier Jean]] -Canadian speed skater

1984 - [[Wilson Aparecido Xavier Júnior]] -Brazilian footballer

1984 - [[Yo Yo Honey Singh]] -Indian rapper, producer, and actor

1984 - [[Kostas Vasileiadis]] -Greek basketball player

1985 - [[Eva Amurri]] -American actress

1985 - [[Antti Autti]] -Finnish snowboarder

1985 - [[Tom Chilton]] -English race car driver

1985 - [[Curtis Davies]] -English footballer

1985 - [[Javier Garrido]] -Spanish footballer

1985 - [[Jon Jay]] -American baseball player

1985 - [[Kellan Lutz]] -American model and actor

1985 - [[James Maclurcan]] -Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1985 - [[Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad]] -French runner

1986 - [[Serkan Çalik]] -German-Turkish footballer

1986 - [[Jai Courtney]] -Australian actor

1987 - [[Taiwan Brown]] -American television host

1987 - [[Adrianne León]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1988 - [[Éver Guzmán]] -Mexican footballer

1988 - [[Maria Minerva]] -Estonian singer-songwriter and producer

1988 - [[James Reimer (ice hockey)|James Reimer]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1988 - [[Jolo Revilla]] -Filipino actor and politician

1988 - [[Alexander Sims (racing driver)|Alexander Sims]] -English racing driver

1989 - [[Sam Baldock]] -English footballer

1989 - [[Bryce Gibbs (Australian rules footballer)|Bryce Gibbs]] -Australian footballer

1989 - [[Sandro Raniere]] -Brazilian footballer

1989 - [[Caitlin Wachs]] -American actress

1989 - [[Margaret Nales Wilson]] -Filipino model and actress

1990 - [[Siobhan Magnus]] -American singer-songwriter

1991 - [[Tavon Austin]] -American football player

1991 - [[Kie Kitano]] -Japanese actress and singer

1991 - [[Kevin Müller (footballer)|Kevin Müller]] -German footballer

1991 - [[Mitchell Todd]] -Scottish rugby player (d. 2012)

1991 - [[Xavier Henry]] -American basketball player

1992 - [[Sosie Bacon]] -American actress

1992 - [[Anna Shaffer]] -English actress

1993 - [[Alia Bhatt]] -Indian actress and singer

1993 - [[Paul Pogba]] -French footballer

1993 - [[Alyssa Reid]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1994 - [[Nijel Amos]] -Botswana runner

1995 - [[Momoka Ariyasu]] -Japanese singer (Momoiro Clover Z)

1997 - [[Yuina Kuroshima]] -Japanese model and actress

History of Deaths


220 - [[Cao Cao]] -Chinese warlord (b. 155)

963 - [[Romanos II]] -Byzantine emperor (b. 938)

1311 - [[Walter V, Count of Brienne]] -(b. 1275)

1536 - [[Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha]] -Ottoman sultan (b. 1493)

1575 - [[Annibale Padovano]] -Italian organist and composer (b. 1527)

1644 - [[Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau]] -(b. 1576)

1657 - [[David Pardo (Dutch rabbi, born at Salonica)|David Pardo]] -Dutch rabbi and scholar (b. 1591)

1673 - [[Salvator Rosa]] -Italian painter and poet (b. 1615)

1711 - [[Eusebio Kino]] -Italian priest and missionary (b. 1645)

1820 - [[Clemens Maria Hofbauer]] -Austrian priest and saint (b. 1751)

1832 - [[Otto Wilhelm Masing]] -Estonian linguist and clergyman (b. 1763)

1842 - [[Luigi Cherubini]] -Italian composer and theorist (b. 1760)

1849 - [[Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti]] -Italian cardinal and linguist (b. 1774)

1891 - [[Joseph Bazalgette]] -English engineer and academic (b. 1819)

1891 - [[Théodore de Banville]] -French poet and author (b. 1823)

1897 - [[James Joseph Sylvester]] -English mathematician and academic (b. 1814)

1898 - [[Henry Bessemer]] -English engineer and businessman (b. 1813)

1921 - [[Talaat Pasha]] -Ottoman politician, 281st List of Ottoman Grand Viziers|Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1874)

1937 - [[H. P. Lovecraft]] -American author (b. 1890)

1938 - [[Nikolai Bukharin]] -Russian journalist and politician (b. 1888)

1939 - [[Luis Barceló]] -Spanish colonel (b. 1896)

1941 - [[Alexej von Jawlensky]] -Russian-German painter (b. 1864)

1951 - [[John S. Paraskevopoulos]] -Greek-South African astronomer and academic (b. 1889)

1957 - [[Ernst Nobs]] -Swiss politician (b. 1886)

1959 - [[Lester Young]] -American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1909)

1962 - [[Charles Bartliff]] -American soccer player (b. 1886)

1962 - [[Arthur Compton]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

1966 - [[Abe Saperstein]] -American basketball player and coach (b. 1902)

1969 - [[Miles Malleson]] -English actor and screenwriter (b. 1888)

1969 - [[Musashiyama Takeshi]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 33rd Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1909)

1970 - [[Tarjei Vesaas]] -Norwegian author and poet (b. 1897)

1971 - [[Jean-Pierre Monseré]] -Belgian cyclist (b. 1948)

1972 - [[Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov]] -Russian painter and educator (b. 1910)

1975 - [[Aristotle Onassis]] -Greek-Argentinian businessman (b. 1900)

1977 - [[Hubert Aquin]] -Canadian author and activist (b. 1929)

1977 - [[Antonino Rocca]] -Italian-American wrestler and referee (b. 1921)

1981 - [[René Clair]] -French director and screenwriter (b. 1898)

1983 - [[Coloman Braun-Bogdan]] -Romanian footballer and manager (b. 1905)

1983 - [[Rebecca West]] -English author and critic (b. 1892)

1985 - [[Radha Krishna Choudhary]] -Indian historian and author (b. 1921)

1986 - [[Alexandru Giugaru]] -Romanian actor (b. 1897)

1987 - [[Douglas Abbott]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Minister of National Defence (Canada)|Canadian Minister of National Defence (b. 1899)

1988 - [[Dmitri Polyakov]] -Ukrainian general and spy (b. 1926)

1989 - [[Muhammad Jameel Didi]] -Maldivian poet and politician (b. 1915)

1990 - [[Farzad Bazoft]] -Iranian-English journalist (b. 1958)

1990 - [[Tom Harmon]] -American football player and sportscaster (b. 1919)

1991 - [[Bud Freeman]] -American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1906)

1997 - [[Gail Davis]] -American actress and singer (b. 1925)

1997 - [[Victor Vasarely]] -Hungarian-French painter (b. 1906)

1998 - [[Tim Maia]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1942)

1998 - [[Benjamin Spock]] -American pediatrician and author (b. 1903)

1999 - [[Guy D'Artois]] -Canadian soldier (b. 1917)

2001 - [[Gaetano Cozzi]] -Italian historian and academic (b. 1922)

2001 - [[Ann Sothern]] -American actress and singer (b. 1909)

2003 - [[Thora Hird]] -English actress (b. 1911)

2003 - [[Paul Stojanovich]] -American television producer, created ''World's Wildest Police Videos'' (b. 1956)

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

2004 - [[Bill Pickering (rocket scientist)|Bill Pickering]] -New Zealand-American scientist and engineer (b. 1910)

2004 - [[John Pople]] -English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)

2005 - [[Bob Bellear]] -Australian engineer and judge (b. 1944)

2005 - [[Otar Korkia]] -Georgian basketball player and coach (b. 1923)

2005 - [[Shoji Nishio]] -Japanese martial artist (b. 1927)

2006 - [[Georgios Rallis]] -Greek lieutenant and politician, 173rd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1918)

2006 - [[Red Storey]] -Canadian football player and referee (b. 1918)

2007 - [[Charles Harrelson]] -American murderer (b. 1938)

2007 - [[Bowie Kuhn]] -American lawyer and businessman (b. 1926)

2007 - [[Stuart Rosenberg]] -American director and producer (b. 1927)

2008 - [[Mikey Dread]] -Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1954)

2008 - [[Vytautas Kernagis]] -Lithuanian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1951)

2008 - [[G. David Low]] -American astronaut and engineer (b. 1956)

2008 - [[Ken Reardon]] -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)

2009 - [[Ron Silver]] -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1946)

2011 - [[Smiley Culture]] -English singer (b. 1963)

2011 - [[Nate Dogg]] -American rapper and actor (213 (group)|213) (b. 1969)

2012 - [[Mervyn Davies]] -Welsh rugby player (b. 1946)

2012 - [[Eb Gaines]] -American businessman and diplomat (b. 1927)

2012 - [[Luis Gonzales]] -Filipino actor (b. 1928)

2012 - [[Bernardino González Ruíz]] -Panamanian physician and politician, President of Panama (b. 1911)

2012 - [[Fran Matera]] -American illustrator (b. 1924)

2012 - [[Dave Philley]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)

2013 - [[James Bonk]] -American chemist and academic (b. 1931)

2013 - [[Booth Gardner]] -American businessman and politician, 19th Governor of Washington (b. 1936)

2013 - [[Hardrock Gunter]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)

2013 - [[Shannon Larratt]] -Canadian publisher, founded ''BMEzine'' (b. 1973)

2013 - [[Terry Lightfoot]] -English clarinet player (b. 1935)

2013 - [[Leverne McDonnell]] -Australian actress (b. 1963)

2013 - [[Masamichi Noro]] -Japanese-French martial artist, founded Kinomichi (b. 1935)

2013 - [[Kallam Anji Reddy]] -Indian engineer and businessman, founded Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (b. 1940)

2014 - [[Scott Asheton]] -American drummer (The Stooges and Sonic's Rendezvous Band) (b. 1949)

2014 - [[David Brenner]] -American comedian, actor, and author (b. 1936)

2014 - [[Bo Callaway]] -American soldier and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Army (b. 1927)

2014 - [[Paddy Cronin]] -Irish fiddler (b. 1925)

2014 - [[Clarissa Dickson Wright]] -English chef, author, and academic (b. 1947)

2014 - [[Everett L. Fullam]] -American priest and scholar (b. 1930)

2014 - [[Jesper Langballe]] -Danish priest and politician (b. 1939)

2014 - [[Cees Veerman (musician)|Cees Veerman]] -Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Cats) (b. 1943)

2015 - [[Collins Chabane]] -South African politician (b. 1960)

2015 - [[Robert Clatworthy (sculptor)|Robert Clatworthy]] -English sculptor and educator (b. 1928)

2015 - [[Narayan Desai]] -Indian author and activist (b. 1924)

2015 - [[Sally Forrest]] -American actress and dancer (b. 1928)

2015 - [[Curtis Gans]] -American political scientist and author (b. 1937)

2015 - [[Mike Porcaro]] -American bass player (Toto (band)|Toto) (b. 1955)

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