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Day History: March-16

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Events History


597 - [[Babylonians]] -capture Jerusalem, and replace Jeconiah with Zedekiah as king.

455 - [[Valentinian III]] -is Assassination|assassinated by two Huns|Hunnic retainers while training with the Bow and arrow|bow on the Campus Martius (Ancient Rome|Rome).

934 - [[Meng Zhixiang]] -declares himself Emperor of China|emperor and establishes Later Shu as a new state independent of Later Tang.

1190 - [[York Castle|Clifford's Tower]] -York.

1244 - [[Cathar]] -are burned after the Siege of Montségur|Fall of Montségur.

1322 - [[Battle of Boroughbridge]] -take place in the Despenser Wars.

1521 - [[Ferdinand Magellan]] -reached the island of Homonhon, in the Philippines, with 150 crew. Members of his expedition became the first Spaniards to reach the Philippine archipelago, but were not the first Europeans. He landed with three small ships, Concepcion, Trinidad and Victoria and called the place the Arcigelago de San Lazaro since it was the feast day of Saint Lazarus of Bethany.

1621 - [[Samoset]] -a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."

1660 - [[Long Parliament]] -of England is dissolved so as to prepare for the new Convention Parliament (1660)|Convention Parliament.

1689 - [[Royal Welch Fusiliers]] -is founded.

1782 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -Spanish troops Battle of Roatán|capture the British-held island of Roatán.

1792 - [[Gustav III of Sweden]] -is shot; he dies on March 29.

1802 - [[United States Army Corps of Engineers|Army Corps of Engineers]] -is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy|United States Military Academy at West Point.

1812 - [[Siege of Badajoz (1812)|Siege of Badajoz]] -(March 16

1815 - [[William I of the Netherlands|Prince Willem]] -proclaims himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarchy|constitutional monarch in the Netherlands.

1818 - [[Second Battle of Cancha Rayada]] -Spanish forces defeated Chileans under José de San Martín.

1861 - [[Edward Clark (governor)|Edward Clark]] -becomes List of Governors of Texas|Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who has been evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederate States of America|Confederacy.

1864 - [[American Civil War]] -During the Red River Campaign, Union (American Civil War)|Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana.

1865 - [[Battle of Averasborough]] -began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.

1870 - [[Romeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky)|overture fantasy ''Romeo and Juliet'']] -by Tchaikovsky receives its première performance.

1872 - [[Wanderers F.C.]] -won the first FA Cup, the oldest association football|football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.

1894 - [[Jules Massenet]] -s opera Thaïs (opera)|''Thaïs'' is first performed.

1900 - [[Arthur Evans]] -purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.

1916 - [[John J. Pershing]] -cross the US–Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.

1924 - [[Treaty of Rome (1924)|Treaty of Rome]] -Rijeka|Fiume becomes annexed as part of Italy.

1926 - [[Rocket#Modern rocketry|History of Rocketry]] -Robert H. Goddard|Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.

1935 - [[Adolf Hitler]] -orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.

1936 - [[Allegheny River|Allegheny]] -and Monongahela River|Monongahela rivers and lead to Pittsburgh Flood of 1936|a major flood in Pittsburgh.

1939 - [[Prague Castle]] -Hitler proclaims Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia|Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.

1939 - [[Fawzia Fuad of Egypt|Fawzia of Egypt]] -to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran.

1940 - [[Scapa Flow]] -in the Orkney Islands, James Isbister.

1942 - [[V-2 rocket]] -test launch. It exploded at lift-off.

1945 - [[World War II]] -The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.

1945 - [[Bombing of Würzburg in World War II|Würzburg]] -Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers. 5,000 are killed.

1950 - [[Czechoslovakia]] -s ministry of foreign affairs asks nuncios of Holy See|Vatican to leave the country.

1958 - [[Ford Motor Company]] -produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Ford Thunderbird|Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.

1962 - [[Flying Tiger Line]] -Lockheed Constellation|Super Constellation Flying Tiger Line Flight 739|disappears in the western Pacific Ocean, with all 107 aboard missing and presumed dead.

1966 - [[Gemini 8]] -the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena target vehicle.

1968 - [[Vietnam War]] -In the My Lai Massacre, between 347 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.

1968 - [[General Motors]] -produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.

1969 - [[Viasa]] -McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Viasa Flight 742|crashes in Maracaibo, Venezuela, killing 155.

1976 - [[Harold Wilson]] -resigns, citing personal reasons.

1977 - [[Kamal Jumblatt]] -the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.

1978 - [[Aldo Moro]] -is kidnapped and later killed by his captors.

1978 - [[Amoco Cadiz]] -' splits in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the largest oil spill in history at that time.

1979 - [[Sino-Vietnamese War]] -The People's Liberation Army crosses the border back into China, ends the war.

1983 - [[Ismaning radio transmitter]] -the last wooden radio tower in Germany.

1984 - [[William Francis Buckley|William Buckley]] -the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.

1985 - [[Associated Press]] -newsman Terry A. Anderson|Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.

1988 - [[Iran–Contra affair]] -Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy (criminal)|conspiracy to defraud the United States.

1988 - [[Halabja chemical attack]] -The Kurdish town of Halabja in Iraq is attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents on the orders of Saddam Hussein, killing 5000 people and injuring about 10000 people.

1988 - [[The Troubles]] -Ulster loyalism|Ulster loyalist militant Michael Stone (loyalist)|Michael Stone Milltown Cemetery attack|attacks a Provisional IRA funeral in Belfast with pistols and grenades. Three people are killed and more than 60 wounded. The attack was filmed by news crews.

1989 - [[Egypt]] -a 4,400-year-old mummy is found near the Great Pyramid of Giza|Pyramid of Cheops.

1995 - [[Mississippi]] -formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution|Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.

2003 - [[Rachel Corrie]] -a 23-year-old American woman involved with the International Solidarity Movement, is killed trying to prevent a Palestinian home from being destroyed by a bulldozer in Rafah.

2005 - [[Israel]] -officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.

2014 - [[Crimea]] -votes in a controversial Crimean status referendum, 2014|referendum to secede from Ukraine to join Russia.

Famous Birthdays


1338 - [[Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick]] -English son of Katherine Mortimer, Countess of Warwick (d. 1401)

1399 - [[Xuande Emperor]] -of China (d. 1435)

1445 - [[Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg]] -Swiss priest and theologian (d. 1510)

1473 - [[Henry IV, Duke of Saxony]] -(d. 1541)

1581 - [[Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft]] -Dutch historian and poet (d. 1647)

1585 - [[Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero]] -Dutch poet and playwright (d. 1618)

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

1654 - [[Andreas Acoluthus]] -German orientalist and scholar (d. 1704)

1663 - [[Jean-Baptiste Matho]] -French composer and educator (d. 1743)

1729 - [[Countess Maria Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Falkenburg-Dagsburg]] -(d. 1818)

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

1751 - [[James Madison]] -American academic and politician, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)

1771 - [[Antoine-Jean Gros]] -French painter (d. 1835)

1773 - [[Juan Ramón Balcarce]] -Argentinian general and politician, 6th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (d. 1836)

1774 - [[Matthew Flinders]] -English navigator and cartographer (d. 1814)

1789 - [[Francis Chesney]] -English general and explorer (d. 1872)

1789 - [[Georg Ohm]] -German physicist and mathematician (d. 1854)

1794 - [[Ami Boué]] -Austrian geologist and ethnographer (d. 1881)

1797 - [[Alaric Alexander Watts]] -English poet and journalist (d. 1864)

1799 - [[Anna Atkins]] -English botanist and photographer (d. 1871)

1800 - [[Emperor Ninkō]] -of Japan (d. 1846)

1805 - [[Peter Ernst von Lasaulx]] -German philologist and politician (d. 1861)

1821 - [[Eduard Heine]] -German mathematician and academic (d. 1881)

1822 - [[Rosa Bonheur]] -French painter and sculptor (d. 1899)

1822 - [[John Pope (military officer)|John Pope]] -American general (d. 1892)

1823 - [[William Henry Monk]] -English organist and composer (d. 1889)

1834 - [[James Hector]] -Scottish geologist and surgeon (d. 1907)

1836 - [[Andrew Smith Hallidie]] -English-American engineer and businessman (d. 1900)

1839 - [[Sully Prudhomme]] -French poet and critic, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)

1839 - [[John Butler Yeats]] -Irish painter (d. 1922)

1840 - [[Shibusawa Eiichi]] -Japanese businessman (d. 1931)

1845 - [[Umegatani Tōtarō I]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 15th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1928)

1846 - [[Jurgis Bielinis]] -Lithuanian book smuggler (d. 1918)

1846 - [[Gösta Mittag-Leffler]] -Swedish mathematician and academic (d. 1927)

1848 - [[Axel Heiberg]] -Norwegian financier and diplomat (d. 1932)

1851 - [[Martinus Beijerinck]] -Dutch microbiologist and botanist (d. 1931)

1853 - [[Heinrich Kayser]] -German physicist and spectroscopist (d. 1940)

1856 - [[Napoléon, Prince Imperial]] -of France (d. 1879)

1857 - [[Charles Harding Firth]] -English historian and academic (d. 1936)

1859 - [[Alexander Stepanovich Popov]] -Russian physicist and academic (d. 1906)

1865 - [[Patsy Donovan]] -Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1953)

1869 - [[Willy Burmester]] -German violinist (d. 1933)

1869 - [[F. A. Forbes]] -Scottish nun and author (d. 1936)

1871 - [[Hans Merensky]] -South African geologist and philanthropist (d. 1951)

1871 - [[Frantz Reichel]] -French rugby player and hurdler (d. 1932)

1876 - [[Charles Halton]] -American actor (d. 1959)

1877 - [[Léo-Ernest Ouimet]] -Canadian director and producer (d. 1972)

1878 - [[Clemens August Graf von Galen]] -German cardinal (d. 1946)

1882 - [[James Lightbody]] -American runner (d. 1953)

1883 - [[Ethel Anderson]] -Australian poet, author, and painter (d. 1958)

1884 - [[Eric P. Kelly]] -American journalist and author (d. 1960)

1885 - [[Giacomo Benvenuti]] -Italian composer and musicologist (d. 1943)

1885 - [[Emory Holloway]] -American author (d. 1977)

1887 - [[Emilio Lunghi]] -Italian runner (d. 1925)

1889 - [[Reggie Walker]] -South African runner and coach (d. 1951)

1890 - [[Solomon Mikhoels]] -Latvian actor and director (d. 1948)

1890 - [[Robert Natus]] -Estonian architect (d. 1950)

1892 - [[James Petrillo]] -American union leader (d. 1984)

1892 - [[César Vallejo]] -Peruvian poet, playwright, and journalist (d. 1938)

1897 - [[Conrad Nagel]] -American actor (d. 1970)

1899 - [[Alberto Gainza Paz]] -Argentinian journalist and activist (d. 1977)

1901 - [[Edward Pawley]] -American actor (d. 1988)

1901 - [[Potti Sreeramulu]] -Indian activist (d. 1952)

1902 - [[Leon Roppolo]] -American clarinet player (New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (d. 1943)

1903 - [[Mike Mansfield]] -American politician and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 2001)

1905 - [[Elisabeth Flickenschildt]] -German actress, producer, and author (d. 1977)

1906 - [[Francisco Ayala (novelist)|Francisco Ayala]] -Spanish sociologist, author, and translator (d. 2009)

1906 - [[Henny Youngman]] -English-American violinist and comedian (d. 1998)

1908 - [[René Daumal]] -French author and poet (d. 1944)

1908 - [[Robert Rossen]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1966)

1909 - [[Nubar Terziyan]] -Turkish actor (d. 1994)

1911 - [[Pierre Harmel]] -Belgian lawyer and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2009)

1911 - [[Josef Mengele]] -German physician and SS officer (d. 1979)

1912 - [[Pat Nixon]] -American educator, 39th First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)

1915 - [[Kunihiko Kodaira]] -Japanese mathematician and academic (d. 1997)

1915 - [[Haldun Taner]] -Turkish playwright and author (d. 1986)

1916 - [[Sapru (actor)|Sapru]] -Indian actor (d. 1979)

1916 - [[Mercedes McCambridge]] -American actress (d. 2004)

1916 - [[Tsutomu Yamaguchi]] -Japanese engineer and businessman (d. 2010)

1917 - [[Louis C. Wyman]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 2002)

1918 - [[Frederick Reines]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

1920 - [[John Addison]] -English-American soldier and composer (d. 1998)

1920 - [[Dorothea Binz]] -German SS officer (d. 1947)

1920 - [[Sid Fleischman]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1920 - [[Traudl Junge]] -German secretary and journalist (d. 2002)

1920 - [[Leo McKern]] -Australian-English actor (d. 2002)

1921 - [[Grover Klemmer]] -American sprinter

1922 - [[Harding Lemay]] -American screenwriter and playwright

1924 - [[Beryl Davis]] -English-American singer (d. 2011)

1925 - [[Cornell Borchers]] -Lithuanian-German actress and singer (d. 2014)

1925 - [[Mary Hinkson]] -American dancer and choreographer (d. 2014)

1925 - [[Ervin Kassai]] -Hungarian basketball player and referee (d. 2012)

1925 - [[Luis E. Miramontes]] -Mexican chemist and engineer (d. 2004)

1926 - [[Charles Goodell]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1987)

1926 - [[Jerry Lewis]] -American actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter

1927 - [[Ruby Braff]] -American trumpet player and cornet player (d. 2003)

1927 - [[Vladimir Komarov]] -Russian pilot, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1967)

1927 - [[Daniel Patrick Moynihan]] -American sociologist and politician, 12th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2003)

1927 - [[Olga San Juan]] -American actress and dancer (d. 2009)

1928 - [[Karlheinz Böhm]] -German-Austrian actor (d. 2014)

1928 - [[Wakanohana Kanji I]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 2010)

1928 - [[Christa Ludwig]] -German soprano and actress

1929 - [[Betty Johnson]] -American singer (The Johnson Family Singers)

1929 - [[Tihomir Novakov]] -Serbian-American physicist and academic (d. 2015)

1929 - [[Nadja Tiller]] -Austrian-German actress

1930 - [[Tommy Flanagan]] -American pianist and composer (d. 2001)

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

1931 - [[Anthony Kenny]] -English philosopher and academic

1931 - [[John Munro (Canadian politician)|John Munro]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 22nd Minister of Labour (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2003)

1932 - [[Don Blasingame]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)

1932 - [[Walter Cunningham]] -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1932 - [[Kurt Diemberger]] -Austrian mountaineer and author

1932 - [[Herbert Marx (politician)|Herbert Marx]] -Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician

1933 - [[Keith Critchlow]] -English architect and academic, co-founded Temenos Academy

1933 - [[Sanford I. Weill]] -American banker, financier, and philanthropist

1934 - [[Jean Cournoyer]] -Canadian journalist and politician

1934 - [[Ray Hnatyshyn]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 24th Governor General of Canada (d. 2002)

1934 - [[Mack McInnis]] -American soldier and politician (d. 2013)

1934 - [[Roger Norrington]] -English violinist and conductor

1934 - [[Ray Walker (singer)|Ray Walker]] -American singer (The Jordanaires)

1935 - [[Teresa Berganza]] -Spanish soprano and actress

1936 - [[Thelma Hopkins (athlete)|Thelma Hopkins]] -Northern Irish high jumper

1936 - [[Fred Neil]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)

1936 - [[Raymond Vahan Damadian]] -Armenian-American inventor, invented the Magnetic resonance imaging|MRI

1936 - [[Elisabeth Volkmann]] -German actress and singer (d. 2006)

1937 - [[David Frith]] -English historian, journalist, and author

1937 - [[Amos Tversky]] -Israeli-American psychologist and academic (d. 1996)

1939 - [[Carlos Bilardo]] -Argentinian footballer and coach

1939 - [[Koos Van Den Akker]] -Dutch-American fashion designer (d. 2015)

1940 - [[Bernardo Bertolucci]] -Italian director and screenwriter

1940 - [[Vagif Mustafazadeh]] -Azerbaijani pianist and composer (d. 1979)

1940 - [[Jan Pronk]] -Dutch academic and politician, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (Netherlands)|Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment

1940 - [[Keith Rowe]] -English guitarist (AMM (group)|AMM and M.I.M.E.O.)

1941 - [[Robert Guéï]] -Ivorian soldier and politician, 3rd List of heads of state of Ivory Coast|President of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)

1941 - [[Chuck Woolery]] -American game show host and actor

1942 - [[Roger Crozier]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)

1942 - [[James Soong]] -Chinese-Taiwanese politician, Governor of Taiwan Province

1942 - [[Gijs van Lennep]] -Dutch race car driver

1942 - [[Jerry Jeff Walker]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lost Gonzo Band)

1943 - [[Ursula Goodenough]] -American biologist, zoologist, and author

1943 - [[Kim Mu-saeng]] -South Korean actor (d. 2005)

1944 - [[John Kipkurgat]] -Kenyan runner

1944 - [[Andrew S. Tanenbaum]] -American computer scientist and academic

1946 - [[Michael Basman]] -English chess player and author

1946 - [[Sigmund Groven]] -Norwegian harmonica player and composer

1946 - [[Mary Kaldor]] -English economist and academic

1946 - [[Hubert Soudant]] -Dutch horn player and conductor

1947 - [[Ramzan Paskayev]] -Kazakh accordion player and composer

1947 - [[Baek Yoon-sik]] -South Korean actor

1947 - [[Trevor Hartley]] -English footballer and manager

1948 - [[Michael Owen Bruce]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alice Cooper (band)|Alice Cooper)

1948 - [[Richard Desjardins]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and director

1948 - [[Margaret Weis]] -American author and game designer

1949 - [[Erik Estrada]] -American actor and producer

1949 - [[Victor Garber]] -Canadian actor and singer

1949 - [[Elliott Murphy]] -American-French singer-songwriter and journalist

1949 - [[Joseph Pilato]] -American actor

1950 - [[Peter Forster]] -English bishop

1950 - [[Kate Nelligan]] -Canadian actress

1951 - [[Ray Benson]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Asleep at the Wheel)

1951 - [[Erich Cviertna]] -Czech footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1951 - [[Joe DeLamielleure]] -American football player

1952 - [[Graham Cole]] -English actor

1952 - [[Alice Hoffman]] -American author

1952 - [[Philippe Kahn]] -French businessman, co-founded Fullpower Technologies

1952 - [[Scott Simon]] -American journalist and author

1953 - [[Isabelle Huppert]] -French actress and singer

1953 - [[Óscar Ramírez]] -Peruvian terrorist

1953 - [[Richard Stallman]] -American computer scientist and programmer

1954 - [[David Heath (politician)|David Heath]] -English politician

1954 - [[Jimmy Nail]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1954 - [[Tim O'Brien (musician)|Tim O'Brien]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hot Rize)

1954 - [[Hollis Stacy]] -American golfer

1954 - [[Nancy Wilson (rock musician)|Nancy Wilson]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress (Heart (band)|Heart)

1955 - [[Svetlana Alexeeva]] -Russian ice dancer and coach

1955 - [[Bruno Barreto]] -Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter

1955 - [[Jiro Watanabe]] -Japanese boxer

1956 - [[Michael Dixon (museum director)|Michael Dixon]] -English zoologist and curator

1956 - [[Ozzie Newsome]] -American football player and manager

1956 - [[Clifton Powell]] -American actor, director, and producer

1957 - [[Matthew Bannister]] -English broadcaster

1958 - [[Phillip Wilcher]] -Australian pianist and composer

1958 - [[Kate Worley]] -American author (d. 2004)

1959 - [[Sebastian Currier]] -American composer and educator

1959 - [[Flavor Flav]] -American rapper and actor (Public Enemy (group)|Public Enemy)

1959 - [[Jens Stoltenberg]] -Norwegian economist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Norway

1960 - [[Jenny Eclair]] -English actress and author

1960 - [[John Hemming (politician)|John Hemming]] -English businessman and politician

1960 - [[Duane Sutter]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1961 - [[Brett Kenny]] -Australian rugby player and coach

1961 - [[Todd McFarlane]] -Canadian author, illustrator, and businessman, founded McFarlane Toys

1961 - [[Michiru Ōshima]] -Japanese composer and producer

1963 - [[Jimmy DeGrasso]] -American drummer (Megadeth, Black Star Riders, F5 (band)|F5, Y&T, and Suicidal Tendencies)

1963 - [[Jerome Flynn]] -English actor and singer

1963 - [[Kevin Smith (New Zealand actor)|Kevin Smith]] -New Zealand actor and singer (d. 2002)

1964 - [[Henry O. Godwinn]] -American wrestler

1964 - [[Patty Griffin]] -American singer-songwriter (Band of Joy)

1964 - [[Pascal Richard]] -Swiss cyclist

1964 - [[Gore Verbinski]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1965 - [[Steve Armstrong]] -American wrestler

1965 - [[Mark Carney]] -Canadian-English economist and banker

1965 - [[Richard Daniel Roman]] -English-Spanish songwriter and producer

1965 - [[Belén Rueda]] -Spanish actress and singer

1966 - [[H.P. Baxxter]] -German singer-songwriter (Scooter (band)|Scooter and Celebrate the Nun)

1967 - [[Tracy Bonham]] -American singer and violinist

1967 - [[John Darnielle]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Mountain Goats, The Extra Lens, and The Bloody Hawaiians)

1967 - [[Lauren Graham]] -American actress and producer

1968 - [[Ananya Khare]] -Indian actress

1968 - [[Trevor Wilson (basketball)|Trevor Wilson]] -American basketball player and police officer

1969 - [[Judah Friedlander]] -American comedian and actor

1969 - [[Evangelos Koronios]] -Greek basketball player and coach

1970 - [[Joakim Berg]] -Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Kent)

1970 - [[Paul Oscar]] -Icelandic singer-songwriter

1970 - [[Reynolds Wolf]] -American meteorologist and journalist

1971 - [[Alan Tudyk]] -American actor

1972 - [[Veiko Õunpuu]] -Estonian director and screenwriter

1972 - [[Velibor Radović]] -Serbian basketball player and coach

1972 - [[Ismaïl Sghyr]] -Moroccan-French runner

1973 - [[Tim Kang]] -American actor

1973 - [[Ahmet Kutsi Karadoğan]] -Turkish singer-songwriter

1973 - [[Patrick N. Millsaps]] -American lawyer and businessman

1973 - [[Vonda Ward]] -American boxer and basketball player

1974 - [[Georgios Anatolakis]] -Greek footballer and politician

1974 - [[Fotini Vavatsi]] -Greek archer

1975 - [[Sienna Guillory]] -English model and actress

1975 - [[Hidekazu Ichinose]] -Japanese voice actor

1976 - [[Blu Cantrell]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1976 - [[Abraham Núñez (infielder)|Abraham Núñez]] -Dominican baseball player

1976 - [[Paul Schneider (actor)|Paul Schneider]] -American actor and director

1976 - [[Nick Spano]] -American actor

1977 - [[Donal Óg Cusack]] -Irish hurler

1977 - [[Hiroki Yasumoto]] -Japanese voice actor

1978 - [[Brooke Burns]] -American model and actress

1978 - [[Ayesha Dharker]] -Indian actress

1979 - [[Édison Méndez]] -Ecuadorian footballer

1979 - [[Rashad Moore]] -American football player

1979 - [[Leena Peisa]] -Finnish keyboard player and songwriter (Lordi and Dolchamar)

1979 - [[Andrei Stepanov (footballer)|Andrei Stepanov]] -Estonian footballer

1980 - [[Todd Heap]] -American football player

1980 - [[Aubrey Miles]] -Filipino actress and singer

1980 - [[Felipe Reyes]] -Spanish basketball player

1980 - [[Bahri Tanrıkulu]] -Turkish martial artist

1981 - [[Andrew Bree]] -Irish swimmer

1981 - [[Danny Brown (rapper)|Danny Brown]] -American rapper

1981 - [[Curtis Granderson]] -American baseball player

1981 - [[Fabiana Murer]] -Brazilian pole vaulter

1981 - [[Yoav Ziv]] -Israeli footballer

1982 - [[Riley Cote]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1982 - [[Ruben Gonzaga]] -Filipino actor

1982 - [[Dian Sastrowardoyo]] -Indonesian model and actress

1982 - [[Brian Wilson (baseball)|Brian Wilson]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Brandon League]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Stephen Drew]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Vitali Gussev]] -Estonian footballer

1983 - [[Joe Mande]] -American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1983 - [[Tramon Williams]] -American football player

1984 - [[Aisling Bea]] -Irish actress

1984 - [[Levi Brown (offensive tackle)|Levi Brown]] -American football player

1984 - [[Hosea Gear]] -New Zealand rugby player

1984 - [[Brandon Prust]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1984 - [[Nele-Liis Vaiksoo]] -Estonian singer and actress

1985 - [[Eddy Lover]] -Panamanian singer-songwriter

1986 - [[Alexandra Daddario]] -American actress

1986 - [[Joe Denly]] -English cricketer

1986 - [[Toney Douglas]] -American basketball player

1986 - [[Kenny Dykstra]] -American wrestler

1986 - [[T. J. Jordan]] -American basketball player

1986 - [[Boaz Solossa]] -Indonesian footballer

1986 - [[Daisuke Takahashi]] -Japanese figure skater

1986 - [[Nicole Trunfio]] -Australian model and actress

1987 - [[Paw Diaz]] -Filipino actress

1987 - [[Tiiu Kuik]] -Estonian model

1988 - [[Jhené Aiko]] -American singer-songwriter (Cocaine 80s)

1988 - [[Brett DiBiase]] -American wrestler and referee

1988 - [[Jessica Gregg]] -Canadian speed skater

1988 - [[Patrick Herrmann (footballer born 1988)|Patrick Herrmann]] -German footballer

1989 - [[Blake Griffin]] -American basketball player

1989 - [[Theo Walcott]] -English footballer

1991 - [[Wolfgang Van Halen]] -American bass player (Van Halen)

1995 - [[Shy Carlos]] -Swiss-Filipino actress and singer

1995 - [[Inga Janulevičiūtė]] -Lithuanian figure skater

1997 - [[Tyrel Jackson Williams]] -American actor and singer

1999 - [[Bailie Key]] -American gymnast

History of Deaths


37 - [[Tiberius]] -Roman emperor (b. 42 BC)

455 - [[Heraclius (primicerius sacri cubiculi)|Heraclius]] -Roman servant

455 - [[Valentinian III]] -Roman emperor (b. 419)

933 - [[Takin al-Khazari]] -Egyptian commander and politician, List of governors of Islamic Egypt|Abbasid Governor of Egypt

1021 - [[Heribert of Cologne]] -German archbishop and saint (b. 970)

1072 - [[Adalbert of Hamburg]] -German archbishop (b. 1000)

1322 - [[Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford]] -English general and politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1276)

1410 - [[John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset]] -French-English admiral and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1373)

1457 - [[Ladislaus Hunyadi]] -Hungarian politician (b. 1433)

1485 - [[Anne Neville]] -English wife of Richard III of England (b. 1456)

1559 - [[Anthony St Leger (Lord Deputy of Ireland)|Anthony St. Leger]] -Anglo-Irish politician Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1496)

1649 - [[Jean de Brébeuf]] -French-Canadian missionary and saint (b. 1593)

1679 - [[John Leverett]] -English general and politician, 19th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1616)

1721 - [[James Craggs the Elder]] -English politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1657)

1736 - [[Giovanni Battista Pergolesi]] -Italian organist and composer (b. 1710)

1737 - [[Benjamin Wadsworth]] -English clergyman and academic in colonial America (b. 1670)

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

1747 - [[Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst]] -(b. 1690)

1838 - [[Nathaniel Bowditch]] -American captain and mathematician (b. 1773)

1841 - [[Félix Savart]] -French physicist and psychologist (d. 1791)

1888 - [[Hippolyte Carnot]] -French politician (b. 1801)

1890 - [[Princess Zorka of Montenegro]] -(b. 1864)

1892 - [[Samuel F. Miller (U.S. politician)|Samuel F. Miller]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1827)

1898 - [[Aubrey Beardsley]] -English author and illustrator (b. 1872)

1899 - [[Joseph Medill]] -American journalist and politician, 26th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1823)

1903 - [[Roy Bean]] -American lawyer and jurist (b. 1825)

1907 - [[John O'Leary (Fenian)|John O'Leary]] -Irish Republican Brotherhood volunteer (b. 1830)

1914 - [[Gaston Calmette]] -French journalist (b. 1858)

1914 - [[Charles Albert Gobat]] -Swiss lawyer and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)

1914 - [[John Murray (oceanographer)|John Murray]] -Scottish oceanographer, biologist, and limnologist (b. 1841)

1925 - [[August von Wassermann]] -German bacteriologist and hygienist (b. 1866)

1926 - [[Sergeant Stubby]] -American dog (b. 1916)

1927 - [[William Exshaw]] -French-English sailor (b. 1866)

1930 - [[Miguel Primo de Rivera]] -Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1870)

1935 - [[John James Rickard Macleod]] -Scottish physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)

1935 - [[Aron Nimzowitsch]] -Latvian-Danish chess player (b. 1886)

1936 - [[Marguerite Durand]] -French journalist and activist (b. 1864)

1937 - [[Alexander von Staël-Holstein]] -Estonian orientalist and sinologist (b. 1877)

1940 - [[Selma Lagerlöf]] -Swedish author and academic, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)

1945 - [[Simeon Price]] -American golfer (b. 1882)

1945 - [[Börries von Münchhausen]] -German poet and activist (b. 1874)

1955 - [[Nicolas de Staël]] -French-Russian painter (b. 1914)

1957 - [[Constantin Brâncuși]] -Romanian-French sculptor, painter, and photographer (b. 1876)

1961 - [[Chen Geng]] -Chinese general and politician (b. 1903)

1961 - [[Václav Talich]] -Czech violinist and conductor (b. 1883)

1963 - [[Laura Adams Armer]] -American author and photographer (b. 1874)

1968 - [[Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco]] -Italian-American pianist and composer (b. 1895)

1968 - [[Gunnar Ekelöf]] -Swedish poet and translator (b. 1907)

1970 - [[Tammi Terrell]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

1971 - [[Thomas E. Dewey]] -American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of New York (b. 1902)

1975 - [[Richard W. DeKorte]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1936)

1975 - [[T-Bone Walker]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1910)

1977 - [[Kamal Jumblatt]] -Lebanese lawyer and politician (b. 1917)

1979 - [[Jean-Guy Cardinal]] -Canadian politician (b. 1925)

1979 - [[Lucien Démanet]] -French gymnast (b. 1874)

1979 - [[Jean Monnet]] -French economist and politician (b. 1888)

1979 - [[Carmen de Icaza]] -Spanish writer (b. 1899)

1980 - [[Tamara de Lempicka]] -Polish-American painter (b. 1898)

1983 - [[Arthur Godfrey]] -American actor and television host (b. 1903)

1983 - [[Fred Rose (politician)|Fred Rose]] -Polish-Canadian politician (b. 1907)

1984 - [[John Hoagland]] -American photographer and journalist (b. 1947)

1985 - [[Roger Sessions]] -American composer, critic, and educator (b. 1896)

1985 - [[Eddie Shore]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1902)

1990 - [[Ernst Bacon]] -American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1898)

1992 - [[Roger Lemelin]] -Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1919)

1992 - [[Yves Rocard]] -French physicist and engineer (b. 1903)

1993 - [[Johnny Cymbal]] -Scottish-American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1945)

1993 - [[Chishū Ryū]] -Japanese actor (b. 1904)

1996 - [[Charlie Barnett (comedian)|Charlie Barnett]] -American actor (b. 1954)

1998 - [[Derek Barton]] -English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

1998 - [[Esther Bubley]] -American photographer (b. 1921)

1999 - [[Gratien Gélinas]] -Canadian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1909)

2000 - [[Thomas Ferebee]] -American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)

2000 - [[Pavel Prudnikau]] -Belarusian poet and author (b. 1911)

2000 - [[Michael Starr (politician)|Michael Starr]] -Canadian judge and politician, 16th Minister of Labour (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Labour (b. 1910)

2001 - [[Norma MacMillan]] -Canadian voice actress (b. 1921)

2001 - [[Bob Wollek]] -French race car driver (b. 1943)

2003 - [[Rachel Corrie]] -American activist (b. 1979)

2003 - [[Ronald Ferguson]] -English captain, polo player, and manager (b. 1931)

2004 - [[Vilém Tauský]] -Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)

2005 - [[Todd Bell]] -American football player (b. 1958)

2005 - [[Timofei Dokschitzer]] -Russian trumpet player and educator (b. 1921)

2005 - [[Ralph Erskine (architect)|Ralph Erskine]] -English architect, designed The London Ark (b. 1914)

2005 - [[Anthony George]] -American actor (b. 1921)

2005 - [[Allan Hendrickse]] -South African educator and politician (b. 1927)

2005 - [[Dick Radatz]] -American baseball player (b. 1937)

2006 - [[David Feintuch]] -American lawyer and author (b. 1944)

2007 - [[Manjural Islam Rana]] -Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)

2008 - [[Bill Brown (cricketer)|Bill Brown]] -Australian cricketer and soldier (b. 1912)

2008 - [[Ola Brunkert]] -Swedish drummer (b. 1946)

2008 - [[Ivan Dixon]] -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1931)

2008 - [[Gary Hart (wrestler)|Gary Hart]] -American wrestler and manager (b. 1942)

2008 - [[John Hewer]] -English actor and manager (b. 1922)

2008 - [[Daniel MacMaster]] -Canadian singer (Bonham (band)|Bonham) (b. 1968)

2009 - [[Marvin Sutton]] -American criminal (b. 1946)

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

2012 - [[Aziz Ab'Sáber]] -Brazilian geologist and environmentalist (b. 1924)

2012 - [[M. A. R. Barker]] -American linguist, author, and academic (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Estanislau Basora]] -Spanish footballer (b. 1926)

2012 - [[John Ghindia]] -American football player and coach (b. 1925)

2012 - [[Donald E. Hillman]] -American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)

2012 - [[Peter Serracino Inglott]] -Maltese priest, philosopher, and academic (b. 1936)

2012 - [[Anita Steckel]] -American artist (b. 1930)

2012 - [[Takaaki Yoshimoto]] -Japanese poet, philosopher, and critic (b. 1924)

2013 - [[Trond Brænne]] -Norwegian actor and author (b. 1953)

2013 - [[Larcenia Bullard]] -American politician (b. 1947)

2013 - [[Jamal Nazrul Islam]] -Bangladeshi physicist and cosmologist (b. 1939)

2013 - [[José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz]] -Argentinian economist and politician, Minister of Economy of Argentina (b. 1925)

2013 - [[Jason Molina]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1973)

2013 - [[Yadier Pedroso]] -Cuban baseball player (b. 1986)

2013 - [[Bobby Smith (rhythm and blues singer)|Bobby Smith]] -American singer (The Spinners (American R&B group)|The Spinners) (b. 1936)

2013 - [[Marina Solodkin]] -Russian-Israeli academic and politician (b. 1952)

2013 - [[Frank Thornton]] -English actor (b. 1921)

2014 - [[Gary Bettenhausen]] -American race car driver (b. 1941)

2014 - [[Donald Crothers]] -Indian-American chemist and academic (b. 1937)

2014 - [[Lapiro de Mbanga]] -Cameroonian singer and guitarist (b. 1957)

2014 - [[Mitch Leigh]] -American composer and producer (b. 1928)

2014 - [[Yulisa Pat Amadu Maddy]] -Sierra Leonean author, poet, and playwright (b. 1936)

2014 - [[Steve Moore (comics)|Steve Moore]] -English author and illustrator (b. 1949)

2014 - [[Alexander Pochinok]] -Russian economist and politician (b. 1958)

2015 - [[Bruce Crump]] -American drummer (Molly Hatchet and Gator Country) (b. 1957)

2015 - [[Buddy Elias]] -German-Swiss actor (b. 1925)

2015 - [[Andy Fraser]] -English-American singer-songwriter and bass player (Free (band)|Free, Sharks (band formed 1972)|Sharks, and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (b. 1952)

2015 - [[Jack Haley (basketball)|Jack Haley]] -American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1964)

2015 - [[D. K. Ravi]] -Indian civil servant (b. 1979)

2015 - [[Don Robertson (songwriter)|Don Robertson]] -Chinese-American pianist and composer (b. 1922)

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