This Day in History

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

Events History


537 - [[Siege of Rome (537–38)|Siege of Rome]] -The Ostrogoths|Ostrogoth army under king Vitiges begins the siege of the capital. Belisarius conducts a delaying action outside the Piazza del Popolo|Flaminian Gate; he and a detachment of his ''Bucellarius|bucellarii'' are almost cut off.

986 - [[Louis V of France|Louis V]] -becomes King of the Franks.

1121 - [[Dirk VI, Count of Holland|Dirk VI]] -becomes the Count of Holland.

1127 - [[Assassination]] -of Charles I, Count of Flanders|Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.

1444 - [[Skanderbeg]] -organizes a group of Albanians|Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.

1458 - [[George of Poděbrady]] -is chosen as the king of Kingdom of Bohemia|Bohemia.

1476 - [[Burgundian Wars]] -The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Duchy of Burgundy|Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchâtel.

1484 - [[College of Arms]] -is formally incorporated by Royal Charter signed by King Richard III of England.

1498 - [[Vasco da Gama]] -s fleet visits the Island of Mozambique.

1561 - [[Mendoza, Argentina]] -is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro del Castillo.

1657 - [[Great Fire of Meireki]] -A fire in Edo (now Tokyo), Japan, caused more than 100,000 deaths; it lasted three days

1717 - [[The Loves of Mars and Venus]] -' is the first ballet performed in England.

1776 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -Patriot (American Revolution)|Patriot militia units arrest the Royal Governor of Province of Georgia|Georgia James Wright (governor)|James Wright and attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in the Battle of the Rice Boats.

1791 - [[semaphore line|semaphore]] -machine in Paris.

1797 - [[Bank of England]] -Bank of England note issues|issues the first Banknotes of the pound sterling|one-pound and Banknotes of the pound sterling|two-pound banknotes.

1807 - [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] -passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slavery|slaves into the country.

1808 - [[Wernerian Natural History Society]] -a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.

1811 - [[Argentine War of Independence]] -A Spanish Empire|royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of May Revolution|revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the Río de la Plata|River Plate.

1815 - [[Kandyan Convention]] -treaty by British invaders and the leaders of the Kingdom of Kandy.

1825 - [[Roberto Cofresí]] -one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is Capture of the El Mosquito|defeated in combat and captured by authorities.

1836 - [[Texas Revolution]] -Texas Declaration of Independence|Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico.

1855 - [[Alexander II of Russia|Alexander II]] -becomes Tsar of Russia.

1865 - [[East Cape War]] -The Völkner Incident in New Zealand.

1867 - [[Reconstruction Act]] -

1877 - [[U.S. presidential election, 1876]] -Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.

1882 - [[Queen Victoria]] -narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.

1885 - [[Sino-French War]] -French victory in the Battle of Hòa Mộc near Tuyên Quang, northern Vietnam.

1901 - [[Platt Amendment]] -limiting the autonomy of Cuba, as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.

1903 - [[Martha Washington Hotel]] -opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.

1917 - [[Jones–Shafroth Act]] -grants Puerto Rico|Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.

1919 - [[Communist International]] -meets in Moscow.

1933 - [[King Kong (1933 film)|King Kong]] -' opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

1937 - [[Steel Workers Organizing Committee]] -signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.

1939 - [[Cardinal (Catholicism)|Cardinal]] -Eugenio Pacelli is Papal conclave, 1939|elected Pope and takes the name Pope Pius XII|Pius XII.

1941 - [[World War II]] -First German military units enter Bulgaria Military history of Bulgaria during World War II|after it joins the Axis Pact.

1943 - [[Battle of the Bismarck Sea]] -United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships.

1946 - [[Ho Chi Minh]] -is elected the President of North Vietnam.

1949 - [[Captain (U.S. Air Force)|Captain]] -James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress ''Lucky Lady II'' in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.

1949 - [[street light]] -is installed in New Milford, Connecticut.

1955 - [[Norodom Sihanouk]] -king of Cambodia, abdicates the throne in favor of his father, Norodom Suramarit.

1956 - [[Morocco]] -gains its independence from France.

1962 - [[Burma]] -the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a ''1962 Burmese coup d'état|coup d'état''.

1962 - [[Wilt Chamberlain]] -sets the single-game scoring NBA regular season records|record in the National Basketball Association by Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game|scoring 100 points.

1965 - [[United States Air Force|US]] -and Vietnam Air Force|South Vietnamese Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.

1969 - [[Toulouse]] -France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.

1969 - [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] -and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.

1970 - [[Rhodesia]] -declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.

1972 - [[Pioneer 10]] -space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.

1978 - [[Czechoslovakia|Czech]] -Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into outer space|space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28.

1983 - [[Compact disc]] -and players are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had previously been available only in Japan.

1989 - [[European Community]] -nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.

1990 - [[Nelson Mandela]] -is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.

1991 - [[Rumaila oil field]] -brings an end to the Gulf War|1991 Gulf War.

1992 - [[Armenia]] -Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.

1995 - [[Fermilab]] -announce the discovery of the top quark.

1998 - [[Galileo spacecraft]] -indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa (moon)|Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.

2002 - [[War in Afghanistan (2001–14)|U.S. invasion of Afghanistan]] -Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).

2004 - [[Iraq War|War in Iraq]] -Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.

2012 - [[March 2–3, 2012 tornado outbreak|tornado outbreak]] -occurred over a large section of the Southern United States and into the Ohio Valley region, resulting in 40 tornado-related fatalities.

Famous Birthdays


1409 - [[Jean II, Duke of Alençon]] -(d. 1476)

1459 - [[Pope Adrian VI]] -(d. 1523)

1545 - [[Thomas Bodley]] -English diplomat and scholar, founded the Bodleian Library (d. 1613)

1578 - [[George Sandys]] -English poet (d. 1644)

1705 - [[William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield]] -Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1793)

1760 - [[Camille Desmoulins]] -French journalist and politician (d. 1794)

1769 - [[DeWitt Clinton]] -American politician, 6th Governor of New York (d. 1828)

1770 - [[Louis-Gabriel Suchet]] -French general (d. 1826)

1779 - [[Joel Roberts Poinsett]] -American physician and politician, 15th United States Secretary of War (d. 1851)

1793 - [[Sam Houston]] -American soldier and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1863)

1800 - [[Yevgeny Baratynsky]] -Russian-Italian poet and philosopher (d. 1844)

1810 - [[Pope Leo XIII]] -(d. 1903)

1816 - [[Alexander Bullock]] -American lawyer and politician, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)

1817 - [[János Arany]] -Hungarian journalist and poet (d. 1882)

1820 - [[Multatuli]] -Dutch-German author (d. 1887)

1824 - [[Bedřich Smetana]] -Czech pianist and composer (d. 1884)

1829 - [[Carl Schurz]] -German-American general, lawyer, and politician, 13th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1906)

1836 - [[Henry Billings Brown]] -American lawyer and jurist (d. 1913)

1842 - [[Carl Jacobsen]] -Danish brewer, art collector, and philanthropist (d. 1914)

1843 - [[Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy]] -(d. 1911)

1846 - [[Marie Roze]] -French soprano (d. 1926)

1849 - [[Robert Means Thompson]] -American commander, lawyer, and businessman (d. 1930)

1859 - [[Sholem Aleichem]] -Ukrainian-American author and playwright (d. 1916)

1860 - [[Susanna M. Salter]] -American politician (d. 1961)

1862 - [[John Jay Chapman]] -American lawyer, author, and poet (d. 1933)

1862 - [[Boris Borisovich Golitsyn]] -Russian physicist and seismologist (d. 1916)

1876 - [[Pope Pius XII]] -(d. 1958)

1878 - [[William Kissam Vanderbilt II]] -American sailor and race car driver (d. 1944)

1885 - [[Victor Houteff]] -Bulgarian religious reformer and author (d. 1955)

1886 - [[Willis H. O'Brien]] -American animator and director (d. 1962)

1886 - [[Friedebert Tuglas]] -Estonian author and critic (d. 1971)

1900 - [[Harri Moora]] -Estonian archeologist and academic (d. 1968)

1900 - [[Matilde Muñoz Sampedro]] -Spanish actress (d. 1969)

1900 - [[Kurt Weill]] -German-American composer (d. 1950)

1902 - [[Moe Berg]] -American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)

1902 - [[Edward Condon]] -American physicist and academic (d. 1974)

1904 - [[Dr. Seuss]] -American author, poet, and illustrator (d. 1991)

1905 - [[Marc Blitzstein]] -American composer (d. 1964)

1905 - [[Geoffrey Grigson]] -English poet and critic (d. 1985)

1908 - [[Walter Bruch]] -German engineer (d. 1990)

1908 - [[Fyodor Okhlopkov]] -Russian sergeant (d. 1968)

1909 - [[Mel Ott]] -American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1958)

1912 - [[Henry Katzman]] -American pianist, composer, and painter (d. 2001)

1912 - [[William Thayer Tutt]] -American businessman (d. 1989)

1913 - [[Godfried Bomans]] -Flemish television host and author (d. 1971)

1913 - [[Mort Cooper]] -American baseball player (d. 1958)

1913 - [[Celedonio Romero]] -Spanish guitarist and songwriter (The Romeros) (d. 1996)

1914 - [[Mayo Kaan]] -American bodybuilder and model (d. 2002)

1914 - [[Martin Ritt]] -American actor, director, and playwright (d. 1990)

1915 - [[John Burton (diplomat)|John Burton]] -Australian public servant and diplomat (d. 2010)

1917 - [[Desi Arnaz]] -Cuban-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1986)

1917 - [[David Goodis]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 1967)

1917 - [[Jim Konstanty]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 1976)

1918 - [[Michael Rye]] -American actor (d. 2012)

1919 - [[Jennifer Jones]] -American actress (d. 2009)

1919 - [[Eddie Lawrence]] -American actor, singer, and playwright (d. 2014)

1919 - [[Tamara Toumanova]] -Russian-American ballerina and actress (d. 1996)

1920 - [[Heinz-Ludwig Schmidt]] -German footballer and manager (d. 2008)

1921 - [[Kazimierz Górski]] -Polish footballer and coach (d. 2006)

1921 - [[Ernst Haas]] -Austrian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1986)

1922 - [[Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis]] -American saxophonist (d. 1986)

1922 - [[Bill Quackenbush]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1999)

1923 - [[Basil Hume]] -English cardinal (d. 1999)

1923 - [[Orrin Keepnews]] -American songwriter and producer (d. 2015)

1923 - [[Robert H. Michel]] -American soldier and politician

1923 - [[Dave Strack]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)

1924 - [[Cal Abrams]] -American baseball player (d. 1997)

1924 - [[Renos Apostolidis]] -Greek philologist, author, and critic (d. 2004)

1926 - [[Bernard Agré]] -Ivorian cardinal (d. 2014)

1926 - [[Murray Rothbard]] -American economist and historian (d. 1995)

1927 - [[Roger Walkowiak]] -French cyclist and economist

1928 - [[John S. Romanides]] -Greek priest and author (d. 2001)

1929 - [[Donald Gosling]] -English admiral and businessman

1930 - [[John Cullum]] -American actor and singer

1930 - [[Emma Penella]] -Spanish actress (d. 2007)

1931 - [[Mikhail Gorbachev]] -Russian lawyer and politician, President of the Soviet Union, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1931 - [[Tom Wolfe]] -American journalist and author

1932 - [[Gun Hägglund]] -Swedish journalist and translator (d. 2011)

1934 - [[Dottie Rambo]] -American singer-songwriter (The Rambos) (d. 2008)

1935 - [[Gene Stallings]] -American football player and coach

1935 - [[Al Waxman]] -Canadian actor and director (d. 2001)

1936 - [[Haroon Ahmed]] -Pakistani-English engineer and academic

1936 - [[John Tusa]] -Czech-English journalist and academic

1937 - [[Abdelaziz Bouteflika]] -Algerian soldier and politician, 5th President of Algeria

1937 - [[Denny Crum]] -American basketball player and coach

1938 - [[Ricardo Lagos]] -Chilean economist, lawyer, and politician, 33rd President of Chile

1938 - [[Lawrence Payton]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Four Tops) (d. 1997)

1939 - [[Jan Howard Finder]] -American author and academic (d. 2013)

1939 - [[BarBara Luna]] -American actress

1940 - [[Tony Croatto]] -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

1940 - [[Mamnoon Hussain]] -Pakistani businessman and politician, 12th President of Pakistan

1941 - [[Jon Finch]] -English actor (d. 2012)

1941 - [[David Satcher]] -American admiral and physician, 16th Surgeon General of the United States

1942 - [[Kwang Jo Choi]] -South Korean martial artist

1942 - [[John Irving]] -American author and screenwriter

1942 - [[Claude Larose (ice hockey, born 1942)|Claude Larose]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1942 - [[Mir-Hossein Mousavi]] -Iranian architect and politician, 79th Prime Minister of Iran

1942 - [[Lou Reed]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (The Velvet Underground and Metal Machine Trio) (d. 2013)

1943 - [[George Layton]] -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1943 - [[Tony Meehan]] -English drummer (The Shadows and The Vipers Skiffle Group) (d. 2005)

1943 - [[Peter Straub]] -American author and poet

1943 - [[Robert Williams (artist)|Robert Williams]] -American painter and cartoonist

1944 - [[Uschi Glas]] -German actress and screenwriter

1945 - [[Derek Watkins (trumpeter)|Derek Watkins]] -English trumpet player and composer (d. 2013)

1947 - [[Nelson Ned]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1947 - [[Harry Redknapp]] -English footballer and manager

1948 - [[Rory Gallagher]] -Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Taste (band)|Taste) (d. 1995)

1948 - [[Jeff Kennett]] -Australian politician, 43rd Premier of Victoria

1949 - [[Alain Chamfort]] -French singer

1949 - [[Gates McFadden]] -American actress and choreographer

1949 - [[J.P.R. Williams]] -Welsh rugby player and surgeon

1950 - [[Karen Carpenter]] -American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (d. 1983)

1950 - [[Jeffrey Chodorow]] -American lawyer and businessman

1952 - [[Mark Evanier]] -American author and screenwriter

1952 - [[Laraine Newman]] -American actress and singer

1953 - [[Russ Feingold]] -American lawyer and politician

1954 - [[Ed Johnstone]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1955 - [[Shoko Asahara]] -Japanese cult leader, founded Aum Shinrikyo

1955 - [[Dale Bozzio]] -American singer (Missing Persons (band)|Missing Persons)

1955 - [[Jay Osmond]] -American singer and drummer (The Osmonds)

1955 - [[Ken Salazar]] -American lawyer and politician, 50th United States Secretary of the Interior

1955 - [[Terrence Stone]] -Irish-American voice actor and casting director

1956 - [[John Cowsill]] -American singer and drummer (The Cowsills)

1956 - [[Mark Evans (musician)|Mark Evans]] -Australian bass player (AC/DC, Finch (Australian band)|Finch, and Heaven (Australian band)|Heaven)

1958 - [[Kevin Curren]] -South African-American tennis player

1958 - [[Grace Kennedy (singer)|Grace Kennedy]] -Jamaican-English singer and television host

1958 - [[Ian Woosnam]] -English-Welsh golfer

1959 - [[Larry Stewart (singer)|Larry Stewart]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Restless Heart)

1960 - [[Hector Calma]] -Filipino basketball player

1960 - [[Debra Marshall]] -American wrestler, manager, and actress

1961 - [[Simone Young]] -Australian conductor, director, and composer

1962 - [[Jon Bon Jovi]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Bon Jovi)

1962 - [[Paul Farrelly]] -English journalist and politician

1962 - [[Scott La Rock]] -American DJ and producer (Boogie Down Productions) (d. 1987)

1962 - [[Hiroyuki Morioka]] -Japanese author

1962 - [[Tom Nordlie]] -Norwegian footballer and coach

1962 - [[Michael Salinger]] -American poet and educator

1962 - [[Raimo Summanen]] -Finnish ice hockey player and coach

1962 - [[Gabriele Tarquini]] -Italian race car driver

1963 - [[Alvin Youngblood Hart]] -American singer and guitarist

1963 - [[Tuff Hedeman]] -American bull rider

1963 - [[Anthony Albanese]] -Australian politician, 15th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

1964 - [[Laird Hamilton]] -American surfer and actor

1964 - [[Mike Von Erich]] -American wrestler (d. 1987)

1965 - [[Ron Gant]] -American baseball player and journalist

1965 - [[Lembit Öpik]] -Irish politician

1966 - [[Simon Reevell]] -English lawyer and politician

1968 - [[Daniel Craig]] -English actor

1969 - [[Ben Oxenbould]] -Australian actor

1969 - [[Mark Selbee]] -American kick-boxer (d. 2014)

1970 - [[Alexander Armstrong (comedian)|Alexander Armstrong]] -English comedian and actor

1970 - [[James Purnell]] -English politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

1970 - [[Wibi Soerjadi]] -Dutch pianist and composer

1971 - [[Dave Gorman]] -English comedian and author

1971 - [[Lisa Lackey]] -Australian actress

1971 - [[Method Man]] -American rapper, record producer and actor (Wu-Tang Clan)

1971 - [[Amber Smith]] -American model and actress

1971 - [[Manami Toyota]] -Japanese wrestler

1972 - [[Richard Ruccolo]] -American actor

1972 - [[Rene Bitorajac]] -Croatian actor

1972 - [[Mauricio Pochettino]] -Argentinian footballer and manager

1973 - [[Dejan Bodiroga]] -Serbian basketball player

1973 - [[Trevor Sinclair]] -English footballer and manager

1974 - [[Hayley Lewis]] -Australian swimmer and television host

1975 - [[El-P]] -American rapper and producer (Company Flow and The Weathermen (hip hop group)|The Weathermen)

1977 - [[Dominique Canty]] -American basketball player and coach

1977 - [[Chris Martin]] -English singer-songwriter and producer (Coldplay)

1977 - [[Stephen Parry (swimmer)|Stephen Parry]] -English swimmer and sportscaster

1977 - [[Andrew Strauss]] -South African-English cricketer

1978 - [[Gabby Eigenmann]] -Filipino actor and singer

1978 - [[Lee Hodges (footballer, born 1978)|Lee Hodges]] -English footballer

1978 - [[Tomáš Kaberle]] -Czech ice hockey player

1978 - [[Giannis Skopelitis]] -Greek footballer

1979 - [[Sergei Davydov (figure skater)|Sergei Davydov]] -Belarusian figure skater

1979 - [[Damien Duff]] -Irish footballer

1979 - [[Nicky Weaver]] -English footballer

1980 - [[Chris Barker]] -English footballer and manager

1980 - [[Karl Dominik]] -Polish-Chinese actor

1980 - [[Sunny Lane]] -American porn actress and model

1980 - [[Édson Nobre]] -Angolan footballer

1980 - [[Rebel Wilson]] -Australian actress and screenwriter

1981 - [[Lance Cade]] -American wrestler (d. 2010)

1981 - [[Bryce Dallas Howard]] -American actress and director

1981 - [[Lorelei Lee (actress)|Lorelei Lee]] -American porn actress

1982 - [[Jade Galbraith]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1982 - [[Kevin Kurányi]] -German footballer

1982 - [[Henrik Lundqvist]] -Swedish ice hockey player

1982 - [[Ben Roethlisberger]] -American football player

1982 - [[Corey Webster]] -American football player

1983 - [[Deuce (singer)|Deuce]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Hollywood Undead)

1983 - [[Kolawole Agodirin]] -Nigerian footballer

1983 - [[Lisandro López]] -Argentinian footballer

1983 - [[Jay McClement]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1983 - [[Glen Perkins]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Ryan Shannon]] -American ice hockey player

1984 - [[Elizabeth Jagger]] -American model and actress

1985 - [[Reggie Bush]] -American football player

1985 - [[Robert Iler]] -American actor

1985 - [[Suso Santana]] -Spanish footballer

1986 - [[Jon D'Aversa]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1987 - [[Jonas Jerebko]] -Swedish basketball player

1988 - [[Édgar Andrade]] -Mexican footballer

1988 - [[James Arthur (singer)|James Arthur]] -English singer-songwriter

1988 - [[Nicola Geuer]] -German tennis player

1988 - [[Matthew Mitcham]] -Australian diver

1988 - [[Chris Rainey]] -American football player

1988 - [[Geert Arend Roorda]] -Dutch footballer

1988 - [[Nadine Samonte]] -German-Filipino actress

1989 - [[Alemão (footballer, born 1989)|Alemão]] -Brazilian footballer

1989 - [[Toby Alderweireld]] -Belgian footballer

1989 - [[André Bernardes Santos]] -Portuguese footballer

1989 - [[Marcel Hirscher]] -Austrian skier

1989 - [[Shane Vereen]] -American football player

1990 - [[Rauno Alliku]] -Estonian footballer

1990 - [[Malcolm Butler (American football)|Malcolm Butler]] -American football player

1990 - [[Lee Hong-gi]] -South Korean singer and actor (F.T. Island)

1990 - [[Josh McGuire]] -Australian rugby league footballer

1993 - [[Mariya Yaremchuk]] -Ukrainian singer

1997 - [[Becky G]] -American rapper

History of Deaths


672 - [[Chad of Mercia]] -English bishop and saint (b. 634)

1316 - [[Marjorie Bruce]] -Scottish daughter of Robert the Bruce (b. 1296)

1572 - [[Mem de Sá]] -Portuguese-Brazilian politician (b. 1500)

1589 - [[Alessandro Farnese (cardinal)|Alessandro Farnese]] -Italian cardinal (b. 1520)

1619 - [[Anne of Denmark]] -(b. 1574)

1625 - [[James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton]] -Scottish politician (b. 1589)

1729 - [[Francesco Bianchini]] -Italian astronomer and philosopher (b. 1662)

1755 - [[Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon]] -French soldier and diplomat (b. 1675)

1758 - [[Pierre Guérin de Tencin]] -French cardinal (b. 1679)

1791 - [[John Wesley]] -English cleric and theologian (b. 1703)

1793 - [[Carl Gustaf Pilo]] -Swedish-Danish painter and academic (b. 1711)

1797 - [[Horace Walpole]] -English historian and politician (b. 1717)

1829 - [[Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez]] -Mexican conspirator (b. 1768)

1830 - [[Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring]] -German physician, anatomist, and anthropologist (b. 1755)

1835 - [[Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor]] -(b. 1768)

1840 - [[Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers]] -German physician and astronomer (b. 1758)

1855 - [[Nicholas I of Russia]] -(b. 1796)

1864 - [[Ulric Dahlgren]] -American colonel (b. 1842)

1865 - [[Carl Sylvius Völkner]] -German-New Zealand priest and missionary (b. 1819)

1880 - [[John Benjamin Macneill]] -Irish engineer (b. 1790)

1895 - [[Berthe Morisot]] -French painter (b. 1841)

1895 - [[Isma'il Pasha]] -Egyptian politician (b. 1830)

1919 - [[Melchora Aquino]] -Filipino activist (b. 1812)

1921 - [[Champ Clark]] -American lawyer and politician, 41st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1850)

1930 - [[D. H. Lawrence]] -English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1885)

1938 - [[Ben Harney]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1871)

1939 - [[Howard Carter]] -English archaeologist and historian (b. 1874)

1942 - [[Tyler Brooke]] -American actor and singer (b. 1886)

1943 - [[Charlie Christian]] -American guitarist (b. 1916)

1945 - [[Emily Carr]] -Canadian painter and author (b. 1871)

1946 - [[Fidél Pálffy]] -Hungarian politician, Minister of Agriculture (Hungary)|Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1895)

1946 - [[George E. Stewart]] -American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)

1947 - [[Frans Johan Louwrens Ghijsels]] -Dutch architect and urban planner (b. 1882)

1949 - [[Sarojini Naidu]] -Indian poet and activist (b. 1879)

1950 - [[Rosli Dhobi]] -Malaysian rebel (b. 1932)

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

1957 - [[Selim Sırrı Tarcan]] -Turkish educator and politician (b. 1874)

1958 - [[Fred Merkle]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1888)

1958 - [[Nikolaos Tselementes]] -Greek chef and author (b. 1878)

1959 - [[Eric Blore]] -English-American actor and singer (b. 1887)

1962 - [[Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin]] -Belgian mathematician and academic (b. 1866)

1967 - [[José Martínez Ruiz]] -Spanish author and critic (b. 1873)

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

1972 - [[Herbert Feis]] -American historian and economist (b. 1893)

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

1973 - [[Cleo A. Noel, Jr.]] -American academic and diplomat (b. 1918)

1974 - [[Salvador Puig Antich]] -Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)

1975 - [[Josiah Mwangi Kariuki]] -Kenyan politician (b. 1929)

1979 - [[Christy Ring]] -Irish hurler (b. 1920)

1982 - [[Philip K. Dick]] -American philosopher and author (b. 1928)

1987 - [[Randolph Scott]] -American actor and director (b. 1898)

1987 - [[Lolo Soetoro]] -Indonesian geographer (b. 1935)

1991 - [[Serge Gainsbourg]] -French singer-songwriter, actor, and director (b. 1928)

1991 - [[Mary Howard (romance novelist)|Mary Howard]] -English author (b. 1907)

1992 - [[Sandy Dennis]] -American actress (b. 1937)

1994 - [[Maurice Bambier]] -French politician (b. 1925)

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

1999 - [[David Ackles]] -American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1937)

1999 - [[Dusty Springfield]] -English singer (The Lana Sisters and The Springfields) (b. 1939)

2000 - [[Sandra Schmirler]] -Canadian curler (b. 1963)

2001 - [[John Diamond (journalist)|John Diamond]] -English journalist (b. 1953)

2003 - [[Hank Ballard]] -American singer-songwriter (The Midnighters) (b. 1927)

2003 - [[Malcolm Williamson]] -Australian pianist and composer (b. 1931)

2004 - [[Cormac McAnallen]] -Irish footballer (b. 1980)

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

2004 - [[Marge Schott]] -American businesswoman (b. 1928)

2005 - [[Martin Denny]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1911)

2005 - [[Rick Mahler]] -American baseball player and coach (b. 1953)

2007 - [[Thomas S. Kleppe]] -American soldier and politician, 41st United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1919)

2007 - [[Clem Labine]] -American baseball player (b. 1926)

2007 - [[Ivan Safronov]] -Russian colonel and journalist (b. 1956)

2007 - [[Henri Troyat]] -French historian and author (b. 1911)

2008 - [[Jeff Healey]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1966)

2009 - [[Chris Finnegan]] -English boxer (b. 1944)

2009 - [[João Bernardo Vieira]] -Bissau-Guinean politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1939)

2010 - [[Winston Churchill (1940–2010)|Winston Churchill]] -English journalist and politician (b. 1940)

2012 - [[Lawrence Anthony]] -South African environmentalist, explorer, and author (b. 1950)

2012 - [[Van T. Barfoot]] -American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)

2012 - [[Doug Furnas]] -American wrestler and powerlifter (b. 1959)

2012 - [[Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley]] -English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1929)

2012 - [[James Q. Wilson]] -American political scientist and academic (b. 1931)

2012 - [[Isagani Yambot]] -Filipino journalist and publisher (b. 1934)

2013 - [[Tom Borland]] -American baseball player (b. 1933)

2013 - [[Peter Harvey]] -Australian journalist (b. 1944)

2013 - [[Giorgos Kolokithas]] -Greek basketball player (b. 1945)

2013 - [[Shabnam Shakeel]] -Pakistani poet and author (b. 1942)

2014 - [[Ryhor Baradulin]] -Belarusian poet and translator (b. 1935)

2014 - [[Molly Bobak]] -Canadian painter and educator (b. 1922)

2014 - [[Porky Chedwick]] -American radio announcer (b. 1918)

2014 - [[Gail Gilmore]] -Canadian-American actress and dancer (b. 1937)

2015 - [[Leslie Chamberlain]] -English rugby player (b. 1934)

2015 - [[Dean Hess]] -American minister and colonel (b. 1917)

2015 - [[Dave Mackay]] -Scottish-English footballer and manager (b. 1934)

2015 - [[Jenna McMahon]] -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1925)

2015 - [[Mal Peet]] -English author and illustrator (b. 1947)

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