This Day in History

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

Events History


473 - [[Gundobad]] -(nephew of Ricimer) nominates Glycerius as emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

724 - [[Empress Genshō]] -abdicates the throne in favor of her nephew Emperor Shōmu|Shōmu who becomes emperor of Japan.

1284 - [[Statute of Rhuddlan]] -incorporates the Principality of Wales into England.

1575 - [[Mughal Empire|Mughal]] -Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali people|Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.

1585 - [[Teatro Olimpico|Olympic Theatre]] -designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.

1776 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.

1779 - [[Continental Army]] -is routed at the Battle of Brier Creek near Savannah, Georgia.

1799 - [[Siege of Corfu (1798–99)|Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu]] -ends with the surrender of the French garrison.

1820 - [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] -passes the Missouri Compromise.

1845 - [[Florida]] -is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.

1857 - [[Second Opium War]] -France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.

1861 - [[Alexander II of Russia]] -signs the Emancipation reform of 1861|Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.

1865 - [[The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation]] -the founding member of the HSBC|HSBC Group.

1873 - [[Censorship in the United States]] -The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.

1875 - [[Georges Bizet]] -s opera ''Carmen'' receives its première at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.

1875 - [[first indoor ice hockey game|first ever organized indoor game]] -of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in the ''Montreal Gazette''.

1878 - [[Russo-Turkish War (1877–78)|Russo-Turkish War]] -ends as Bulgaria regains its independence from Ottoman Empire according to the Treaty of San Stefano; shortly after Congress of Berlin stripped its status to an autonomous state of the Ottoman Empire.

1885 - [[American Telephone & Telegraph Company]] -is incorporated in New York.

1904 - [[Wilhelm II of Germany]] -becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's phonograph cylinder.

1905 - [[Nicholas II of Russia]] -agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.

1910 - [[Rockefeller Foundation]] -John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can devote all his time to philanthropy.

1913 - [[Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913|suffrage parade]] -in Washington, D.C.

1915 - [[National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics|NACA]] -the predecessor of NASA, is founded.

1918 - [[Treaty of Brest-Litovsk]] -ending Russia's involvement in World War I, and leading to the independence of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

1923 - [[Time (magazine)|TIME]] -' magazine is published for the first time.

1924 - [[caliphate]] -is abolished when Caliph Abdülmecid II of the Ottoman Empire is deposed. The last remnant of the old regime gives way to the reformed Turkey of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk|Kemal Atatürk.

1924 - [[Free State of Fiume]] -is annexed by Kingdom of Italy.

1931 - [[The Star-Spangled Banner]] -' as its national anthem.

1938 - [[Petroleum|Oil]] -is History of the oil industry in Saudi Arabia|discovered in Saudi Arabia.

1938 - [[LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard|Mallard]] -' the fastest steam driven train on the planet, was built by LNER Doncaster Works England

1939 - [[Bombay]] -Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi|Mohandas Gandhi begins a hunger strike in protest at the autocratic rule in British Raj|British India.

1940 - [[Left Party (Sweden)|communist]] -newspaper ''Norrskensflamman'' in Luleå, Sweden.

1942 - [[World War II]] -Ten Empire of Japan|Japanese warplanes Attack on Broome|raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.

1943 - [[Bethnal Green tube station]] -

1944 - [[Order of Nakhimov]] -and Order of Ushakov are instituted in USSR as the highest naval awards.

1945 - [[Battle of Manila (1945)|recapture]] -Manila in the Philippines.

1945 - [[Armia Krajowa]] -unit Pawłokoma massacre|massacres at least 150 Ukraine|Ukrainian civilians in Pawłokoma, Poland.

1945 - [[Royal Air Force|RAF]] -Bombing of the Bezuidenhout|accidentally bombs the Bezuidenhout neighbourhood in The Hague, Netherlands, killing 511 people.

1951 - [[Jackie Brenston]] -with Ike Turner and his band, records "Rocket 88", often cited as "the Origins of rock and roll#"The first rock and roll record"|first rock and roll record", at Sam Phillips' recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

1953 - [[Canadian Pacific Air Lines]] -De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 11.

1958 - [[Nuri al-Said]] -becomes Prime Minister of Iraq for the eighth time.

1969 - [[Apollo program]] -NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the Apollo Lunar Module|lunar module.

1972 - [[Mohawk Airlines Flight 405]] -crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.

1974 - [[Turkish Airlines Flight 981]] -crashes at Ermenonville near Paris, France killing all 346 aboard.

1980 - [[Ship decommissioning|decommissioned]] -and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.

1985 - [[Arthur Scargill]] -declares that the National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain)|National Union of Mineworkers national executive voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Great Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.

1985 - [[1985 Algarrobo earthquake|magnitude 8.3 earthquake]] -strikes the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.

1991 - [[amateur video]] -captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles Police Department|Los Angeles police officers.

1991 - [[Latvia]] -votes for independence from the Soviet Union, and 83% in Estonia.

1991 - [[United Airlines Flight 585]] -crashes on approach into Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing 25.

1997 - [[List of tallest buildings and structures in the world|tallest free-standing structure]] -in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower (Auckland)|Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.

2005 - [[Mayerthorpe tragedy]] -James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. It is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-West Rebellion.

2005 - [[Steve Fossett]] -becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.

2005 - [[Margaret Wilson]] -is elected as Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, beginning a period lasting until August 23, 2006 where all the highest political offices (including Elizabeth II as Head of State), were occupied by women, making New Zealand the first country for this to occur.

2009 - [[Historical Archive of the City of Cologne]] -collapses.

2012 - [[Szczekociny rail crash|crash]] -in the small Polish town of Szczekociny near Zawiercie, with 16 people killed and up to 58 people injured.

2013 - [[March 2013 Karachi bombing|bomb blast]] -in Karachi, Pakistan, kills at least 45 people and injured 180 others in a predominately Shia Muslim area.

2014 - [[Trial of Oscar Pistorius|trial]] -of Oscar Pistorius begins in Pretoria.

2015 - [[Slovenia]] -Recognition of same-sex unions in Slovenia|legalizes same-sex marriage.

Famous Birthdays


1455 - [[John II of Portugal]] -(d. 1495)

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

1583 - [[Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury]] -English-Welsh soldier, historian, and diplomat (d. 1648)

1589 - [[Gisbertus Voetius]] -Dutch minister, theologian, and academic (d. 1676)

1606 - [[Edmund Waller]] -English poet and politician (d. 1687)

1631 - [[Esaias Boursse]] -Dutch painter and educator (d. 1672)

1652 - [[Thomas Otway]] -English playwright and author (d. 1685)

1678 - [[Madeleine de Verchères]] -Canadian rebel leader (d. 1747)

1756 - [[William Godwin]] -English journalist and author (d. 1836)

1778 - [[Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz]] -(d. 1841)

1793 - [[William Macready]] -English actor and manager (d. 1873)

1800 - [[Heinrich Georg Bronn]] -German geologist and paleontologist (d. 1862)

1805 - [[Jonas Furrer]] -Swiss politician (d. 1861)

1816 - [[William James Blacklock]] -English-Scottish painter (d. 1858)

1816 - [[Henry Norris (engineer)|Henry Norris]] -English civil engineer (d. 1878)

1819 - [[Gustave de Molinari]] -Dutch-Belgian economist and theorist (d. 1912)

1825 - [[Shiranui Kōemon]] -Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1879)

1831 - [[George Pullman]] -American engineer and businessman, founded the Pullman Company (d. 1897)

1839 - [[Jamsetji Tata]] -Indian businessman, founded Tata Group (d. 1904)

1841 - [[John Murray (oceanographer)|John Murray]] -Canadian-Scottish oceanographer and biologist (d. 1914)

1845 - [[Georg Cantor]] -Russian-German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1918)

1847 - [[Alexander Graham Bell]] -Scottish-American engineer, invented the Telephone (d. 1922)

1848 - [[Adelaide Neilson]] -English actress (d. 1880)

1860 - [[John Montgomery Ward]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1925)

1863 - [[Arthur Machen]] -Welsh actor and author (d. 1947)

1866 - [[Fred A. Busse]] -American lawyer and politician, 39th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1914)

1868 - [[Émile Chartier]] -French philosopher and journalist (d. 1951)

1869 - [[Henry Wood]] -English conductor (d. 1944)

1871 - [[Maurice Garin]] -Italian-French cyclist (d. 1957)

1873 - [[William Green (labor leader)|William Green]] -American union leader and politician (d. 1952)

1878 - [[Leopold Jessner]] -German director and producer (d. 1945)

1879 - [[József Klekl (writer)|József Klekl]] -Slovene-Hungarian journalist and priest (d. 1936)

1880 - [[Florence Auer]] -American actress and screenwriter (d. 1962)

1880 - [[Yōsuke Matsuoka]] -Japanese politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Japan (d. 1946)

1882 - [[Charles Ponzi]] -Italian businessman (d. 1949)

1883 - [[Cyril Burt]] -English psychologist and geneticist (d. 1971)

1886 - [[Tore Ørjasæter]] -Norwegian poet (d. 1968)

1887 - [[Lincoln J. Beachey]] -American pilot (d. 1915)

1890 - [[Edmund Lowe]] -American actor and singer (d. 1971)

1891 - [[Damaskinos of Athens]] -Greek archbishop (d. 1949)

1891 - [[Federico Moreno Torroba]] -Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1982)

1893 - [[Beatrice Wood]] -American illustrator and potter (d. 1998)

1894 - [[Ethel Grandin]] -American actress (d. 1988)

1895 - [[Ragnar Frisch]] -Norwegian economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

1895 - [[Matthew Ridgway]] -American general (d. 1993)

1896 - [[Roy Franklin Nichols]] -American historian and academic (d. 1973)

1898 - [[Emil Artin]] -Austrian-German mathematician and academic (d. 1962)

1901 - [[Claude Choules]] -English-Australian soldier (d. 2011)

1903 - [[Vasily Kozlov (politician)|Vasily Kozlov]] -Belarusian general and politician (d. 1967)

1906 - [[Artur Lundkvist]] -Swedish poet and critic (d. 1991)

1910 - [[Kittens Reichert]] -American actress (d. 1990)

1911 - [[Jean Harlow]] -American actress and singer (d. 1937)

1911 - [[Hugues Lapointe]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1982)

1913 - [[Margaret Bonds]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1972)

1913 - [[Harold J. Stone]] -American actor (d. 2005)

1914 - [[Asger Jorn]] -Danish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)

1917 - [[Sameera Moussa]] -Egyptian physicist and academic (d. 1952)

1917 - [[Albrecht Fleckenstein]] -German pharmacologist and physiologist (d. 1992)

1918 - [[John Bunting (diplomat)|John Bunting]] -Australian public servant and diplomat (d. 1995)

1918 - [[Arthur Kornberg]] -American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

1920 - [[Julius Boros]] -American golfer and accountant (d. 1994)

1920 - [[James Doohan]] -Canadian-American actor (d. 2005)

1920 - [[Ronald Searle]] -English-French illustrator (d. 2011)

1921 - [[Diana Barrymore]] -American actress (d. 1960)

1921 - [[Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz]] -American surfer and physician (d. 2014)

1922 - [[Nándor Hidegkuti]] -Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2002)

1923 - [[Barney Martin]] -American actor (d. 2005)

1923 - [[Doc Watson]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)

1924 - [[Lys Assia]] -Swiss singer and dancer

1924 - [[Tomiichi Murayama]] -Japanese soldier and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of Japan

1924 - [[Lilian Velez]] -Filipino actress and singer (d. 1948)

1926 - [[James Merrill]] -American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1995)

1927 - [[Pierre Aubert]] -Swiss lawyer and politician

1927 - [[Nicolas Freeling]] -English author (d. 2003)

1928 - [[Joe Conley]] -American actor (d. 2013)

1928 - [[Pierre Michelot]] -French bassist (Play Bach Trio) (d. 2005)

1930 - [[Alfredo Alcón]] -Argentinian actor (d. 2014)

1930 - [[Heiner Geißler]] -German lawyer and politician

1930 - [[Ion Iliescu]] -Romanian engineer and politician, 2nd President of Romania

1930 - [[K. S. Rajah]] -Singaporean lawyer and politician (d. 2010)

1933 - [[Alfredo Landa]] -Spanish actor and singer (d. 2013)

1933 - [[Marco Antonio Muñiz]] -Mexican singer and actor

1933 - [[Lee Radziwill]] -American socialite

1934 - [[Peter Brooke, Baron Brooke of Sutton Mandeville]] -English politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

1934 - [[Jimmy Garrison]] -American bassist and educator (d. 1976)

1935 - [[Michael Walzer]] -American philosopher and academic

1935 - [[Zhelyu Zhelev]] -Bulgarian philosopher and politician, 2nd List of heads of state of Bulgaria|President of Bulgaria (d. 2015)

1936 - [[Preston King (academic)|Preston King]] -American activist and academic

1937 - [[Bobby Driscoll]] -American actor and singer (d. 1968)

1939 - [[Larry Burkett]] -American author and radio host (d. 2003)

1940 - [[Germán Castro Caycedo]] -Colombian author and journalist

1940 - [[Perry Ellis]] -American fashion designer, founded Perry Ellis (brand)|Perry Ellis (d. 1986)

1940 - [[Jean-Paul Proust]] -French-Monacan police officer and politician, 21st Minister of State (Monaco)|Minister of State of Monaco (d. 2010)

1940 - [[Owen Spencer-Thomas]] -English minister and journalist

1942 - [[Mike Pender]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Searchers (band)|The Searchers and Mike Pender's Searchers)

1944 - [[Lee Holdridge]] -Haitian-American composer and conductor

1945 - [[George Miller (director)|George Miller]] -Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

1945 - [[Hattie Winston]] -American actress

1946 - [[John Virgo]] -English snooker player and sportscaster

1946 - [[Mike Wood (Labour politician)|Mike Wood]] -English Labour Party politician

1947 - [[Clifton Snider]] -American poet and author

1947 - [[Otto Stuppacher]] -Austrian race car driver (d. 2001)

1947 - [[Jennifer Warnes]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1948 - [[Snowy White]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd, and The Bleeding Heart Band)

1949 - [[Jüri Allik]] -Estonian psychologist and academic

1949 - [[Ron Chernow]] -American historian, journalist, and author

1949 - [[Bonnie J. Dunbar]] -American engineer, academic, and astronaut

1949 - [[Gloria Hendry]] -American actress

1949 - [[Jesse Jefferson]] -American baseball player (d. 2011)

1950 - [[Tim Kazurinsky]] -American actor and screenwriter

1951 - [[Lindsay Cooper]] -English bassoon player and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel, and Feminist Improvising Group) (d. 2013)

1951 - [[Andy Murray (ice hockey)|Andy Murray]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1951 - [[Heizō Takenaka]] -Japanese economist and politician

1952 - [[Rudy Fernandez (actor)|Rudy Fernandez]] -Filipino actor and producer (d. 2008)

1953 - [[Zico]] -Brazilian footballer and coach

1953 - [[Robyn Hitchcock]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Soft Boys and Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians)

1954 - [[John Lilley]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Hooters)

1954 - [[Édouard Lock]] -Moroccan-Canadian dancer and choreographer

1955 - [[Jaspal Bhatti]] -Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)

1955 - [[Andy Breckman]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1955 - [[Darnell Williams]] -English-American actor

1956 - [[Zbigniew Boniek]] -Polish footballer and manager

1957 - [[Stephen Budiansky]] -American historian, journalist, and author

1957 - [[Thom Hoffman]] -Dutch actor and photographer

1957 - [[Nicholas Shakespeare]] -English journalist and author

1958 - [[Miranda Richardson]] -English actress and singer

1959 - [[Ira Glass]] -American radio host and producer

1959 - [[Duško Vujošević]] -Montenegrin basketball player and coach

1960 - [[Benedict Carey]] -American journalist

1960 - [[Neal Heaton]] -American baseball player and coach

1961 - [[Mary Page Keller]] -American actress and producer

1961 - [[John Matteson]] -American author and educator

1961 - [[Perry McCarthy]] -English race car driver

1961 - [[Knut Nærum]] -Norwegian comedian and author

1961 - [[Fatima Whitbread]] -English javelin thrower

1962 - [[Glen E. Friedman]] -American photographer

1962 - [[Jackie Joyner-Kersee]] -American heptathlete long jumper

1962 - [[Herschel Walker]] -American football player and mixed martial artist

1963 - [[Martín Fiz]] -Spanish runner

1964 - [[Raúl Alcalá]] -Mexican cyclist

1964 - [[Laura Harring]] -Mexican-American model and actress, Miss USA|Miss USA 1985

1964 - [[Glenn Kulka]] -Canadian ice hockey player and wrestler

1965 - [[Dragan Stojković]] -Serbian footballer and manager

1966 - [[Sophia Aliberti]] -Greek actress and television host

1966 - [[Fernando Colunga]] -Mexican actor

1966 - [[Tone Lōc]] -American rapper, producer, and actor

1966 - [[Timo Tolkki]] -Finnish guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Stratovarius, Revolution Renaissance, and Symfonia)

1966 - [[Heidi Swedberg]] -American actress and singer

1967 - [[Shankar Mahadevan]] -Indian singer-songwriter (Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy)

1968 - [[Brian Cox (physicist)|Brian Cox]] -English keyboard player and physicist (Dare (band)|Dare)

1968 - [[Brian Leetch]] -American ice hockey player

1968 - [[Scott Radinsky]] -American baseball player, coach, and singer (Pulley (band)|Pulley and Ten Foot Pole)

1969 - [[Simon Whitlock]] -Australian darts player

1970 - [[Julie Bowen]] -American actress

1970 - [[Inzamam-ul-Haq]] -Pakistani cricketer

1970 - [[Kristine Kunce]] -Australian tennis player

1971 - [[Charlie Brooker]] -English journalist, producer, and author

1971 - [[Christian Eigner]] -Austrian drummer and songwriter (Depeche Mode)

1971 - [[Tyler Florence]] -American chef and author

1972 - [[Darren Anderton]] -English footballer

1973 - [[Xavier Bettel]] -Luxembourger lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Luxembourg

1973 - [[Alison King]] -English actress

1973 - [[Matthew Marsden]] -English actor and singer

1973 - [[Victoria Zdrok]] -Ukrainian-American porn actress and model

1974 - [[Paula Malai Ali]] -Malaysian-Bruneian television host

1974 - [[David Faustino]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1975 - [[Aleksandr Abdulkhalikov]] -Russian footballer

1975 - [[Aleksei Abdulkhalikov]] -Russian footballer

1976 - [[Fraser Gehrig]] -Australian footballer

1976 - [[Keit Pentus-Rosimannus]] -Estonian politician, 28th Minister of Foreign Affairs (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs

1977 - [[Ronan Keating]] -Irish singer-songwriter and actor (Boyzone)

1977 - [[Stéphane Robidas]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1977 - [[Barret Swatek]] -American actress

1977 - [[Buddy Valastro]] -American chef and television host

1978 - [[Matt Diaz]] -American baseball player

1978 - [[Ashwin Madia]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician

1978 - [[Aarti Mann]] -American actress

1979 - [[Albert Jorquera]] -Spanish footballer

1979 - [[Patrick Renna]] -American actor

1979 - [[Alex Zane]] -English radio and television host

1980 - [[Christian Coronel]] -Filipino basketball player

1980 - [[Mason Unck]] -American football player

1981 - [[Eugene (actress)|Eugene]] -South Korean singer and actress (S.E.S. (band)|S.E.S.)

1981 - [[David Bailey (basketball)|David Bailey]] -American basketball player

1981 - [[Lil' Flip]] -American rapper and actor (Screwed Up Click)

1981 - [[Justin Gabriel]] -South African wrestler and model

1981 - [[Julius Malema]] -South African politician

1981 - [[Emmanuel Pappoe]] -Ghanaian footballer

1981 - [[Sung Yu-ri]] -German-South Korean singer and actress (Fin.K.L)

1982 - [[Jessica Biel]] -American actress, singer, and producer

1982 - [[Martin Hauswald]] -German footballer

1982 - [[Colton Orr]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1982 - [[Derreck Robinson]] -American football player

1983 - [[Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon]] -Canadian swimmer

1983 - [[Ashley Hansen]] -Australian footballer

1983 - [[Sarah Poewe]] -South African swimmer

1983 - [[Chris Roberson (American football)|Chris Roberson]] -American football player

1984 - [[Valerio Bernabò]] -Italian rugby player

1984 - [[Santonio Holmes]] -American football player

1984 - [[Alexander Semin]] -Russian ice hockey player

1985 - [[Sam Morrow]] -Irish footballer

1985 - [[Toby Turner]] -American comedian and actor

1986 - [[Jed Collins]] -American football player

1986 - [[Stacie Orrico]] -American singer-songwriter

1986 - [[Mehmet Topal]] -Turkish footballer

1987 - [[Jesús Padilla]] -Mexican footballer

1988 - [[Riccardo Bocchino]] -Italian rugby player

1988 - [[Teodora Mirčić]] -Serbian tennis player

1988 - [[Michael Morrison (footballer)|Michael Morrison]] -English footballer

1988 - [[Sibel Özkan]] -Turkish weightlifter

1988 - [[Patricia Tumulak]] -Filipino-American model, Miss Philippines Earth 2009|Miss Philippines Fire 2009

1988 - [[Jan-Arie van der Heijden]] -Dutch footballer

1988 - [[Max Waller]] -English cricketer

1989 - [[Erwin Mulder]] -Dutch footballer

1989 - [[Hayley Marie Norman]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1990 - [[Vladimir Janković]] -Greek-Serbian basketball player

1992 - [[Jordy Lucas]] -Australian actress

1992 - [[Daria Yurlova]] -Estonian biathlete

1993 - [[Gabriela Cé]] -Brazilian tennis player

1993 - [[Nicole Gibbs]] -American tennis player

1994 - [[Umika Kawashima]] -Japanese singer and actress (9nine)

History of Deaths


1111 - [[Bohemond I of Antioch]] -(b. 1058)

1239 - [[Vladimir IV Rurikovich]] -Russian prince (b. 1187)

1459 - [[Ausiàs March]] -Catalan poet (b. 1397)

1554 - [[John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony]] -(b. 1503)

1606 - [[Nyaungyan Min]] -Burmese king (b. 1557)

1703 - [[Robert Hooke]] -English architect and philosopher (b. 1635)

1706 - [[Johann Pachelbel]] -German organist and composer (b. 1653)

1707 - [[Aurangzeb]] -Mughal emperor (b. 1618)

1717 - [[Pierre Allix]] -French pastor and author (b. 1641)

1744 - [[Jean Barbeyrac]] -French scholar and jurist (b. 1674)

1765 - [[William Stukeley]] -English archaeologist and historian (b. 1687)

1768 - [[Nicola Porpora]] -Italian composer and educator (b. 1686)

1792 - [[Robert Adam]] -Scottish architect, designed the Culzean Castle (b. 1728)

1850 - [[Oliver Cowdery]] -American religious leader (b. 1806)

1894 - [[Ned Williamson]] -American baseball player (b. 1857)

1899 - [[William P. Sprague]] -American banker and politician (b. 1827)

1901 - [[George Gilman]] -American businessman, founded The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (b. 1826)

1920 - [[Theodor Philipsen]] -Danish painter (b. 1840)

1927 - [[Mikhail Artsybashev]] -Ukrainian author and playwright (b. 1878)

1927 - [[J. G. Parry-Thomas]] -Welsh race car driver and engineer (b. 1884)

1929 - [[Katharine Wright]] -American educator (b. 1874)

1932 - [[Eugen d'Albert]] -Scottish-German pianist and composer (b. 1864)

1943 - [[George Thompson (cricketer)|George Thompson]] -English cricketer and umpire (b. 1877)

1953 - [[James J. Jeffries]] -American boxer (b. 1875)

1959 - [[Lou Costello]] -American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1906)

1961 - [[Paul Wittgenstein]] -Austrian-American pianist (b. 1887)

1966 - [[Joseph Fields]] -American playwright, director, and producer (b. 1895)

1966 - [[William Frawley]] -American actor and singer (b. 1887)

1966 - [[Alice Pearce]] -American actress and singer (b. 1917)

1977 - [[Percy Marmont]] -English actor (b. 1883)

1982 - [[Firaq Gorakhpuri]] -Indian poet and critic (b. 1896)

1982 - [[Georges Perec]] -French author and screenwriter (b. 1936)

1983 - [[Hergé]] -Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1907)

1986 - [[Peter Capell]] -German actor (b. 1912)

1987 - [[Danny Kaye]] -American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1913)

1988 - [[Henryk Szeryng]] -Polish-Mexican violinist and composer (b. 1918)

1988 - [[Sewall Wright]] -American biologist and geneticist (b. 1889)

1990 - [[Charlotte Moore Sitterly]] -American astronomer (b. 1898)

1991 - [[Arthur Murray]] -Austrian-American dancer and educator (b. 1895)

1991 - [[William Penney, Baron Penney]] -Gibraltarian-English mathematician, physicist, and academic (b. 1909)

1993 - [[Mel Bradford]] -American author and critic (b. 1934)

1993 - [[Carlos Marcello]] -Tunisian-American mob boss (b. 1910)

1993 - [[Carlos Montoya]] -Spanish guitarist and composer (b. 1903)

1993 - [[Albert Sabin]] -Polish-American physician and virologist (b. 1906)

1994 - [[John Edward Williams]] -American author and academic (b. 1922)

1995 - [[Howard W. Hunter]] -American religious leader, 14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1907)

1996 - [[Marguerite Duras]] -French author and director (b. 1914)

1996 - [[John Krol]] -American cardinal (b. 1910)

1998 - [[Fred W. Friendly]] -American journalist and broadcaster (b. 1915)

1999 - [[Gerhard Herzberg]] -German-Canadian chemist and astronomer, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

2000 - [[Toni Ortelli]] -Italian composer and conductor (b. 1904)

2001 - [[Louis Edmonds]] -American actor (b. 1923)

2001 - [[Eugene Sledge]] -American soldier, author, and academic (b. 1923)

2002 - [[Harlan Howard]] -American songwriter (b. 1927)

2002 - [[G. M. C. Balayogi]] -Indian lawyer and politician, 12th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (b. 1951)

2003 - [[Horst Buchholz]] -German actor (b. 1933)

2003 - [[Luis Marden]] -American explorer, photographer, and linguist (b. 1913)

2003 - [[Goffredo Petrassi]] -Italian composer and conductor (b. 1904)

2004 - [[Cecily Adams]] -American actress and casting director (b. 1958)

2005 - [[Max Fisher]] -American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1928)

2006 - [[Ivor Cutler]] -Scottish poet and songwriter (b. 1923)

2006 - [[Else Fisher]] -Australian-Swedish dancer, choreographer, and director (b. 1918)

2006 - [[William Herskovic]] -Hungarian-American holocaust survivor and humanitarian (b. 1914)

2007 - [[Osvaldo Cavandoli]] -Italian cartoonist (b. 1920)

2008 - [[Giuseppe Di Stefano]] -Italian tenor and actor (b. 1921)

2008 - [[Norman Smith (record producer)|Norman Smith]] -English drummer and producer (b. 1923)

2009 - [[Gilbert Parent]] -Canadian educator and politician, 33rd Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (b. 1935)

2010 - [[Keith Alexander (footballer)|Keith Alexander]] -English footballer and manager (b. 1956)

2010 - [[Michael Foot]] -English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Employment (b. 1913)

2011 - [[May Cutler]] -Canadian journalist, author, and politician (b. 1923)

2011 - [[Irena Kwiatkowska]] -Polish actress (b. 1912)

2012 - [[Steve Bridges]] -American comedian and actor (b. 1963)

2012 - [[Leonardo Cimino]] -American actor (b. 1917)

2012 - [[Frank Marocco]] -American accordion player and composer (b. 1931)

2012 - [[Ronnie Montrose]] -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Montrose (band)|Montrose and Gamma (band)|Gamma) (b. 1947)

2012 - [[Alex Webster (American football)|Alex Webster]] -American football player and coach (b. 1931)

2013 - [[Luis Cubilla]] -Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1940)

2013 - [[Jaime Guadalupe González Domínguez]] -Mexican journalist (b. 1975)

2013 - [[Johnny Hanks]] -New Zealand boxer (b. 1934)

2013 - [[Junior Heffernan]] -Irish bicyclist and triathlete (b. 1989)

2013 - [[Bobby Rogers]] -American singer-songwriter (The Miracles) (b. 1940)

2014 - [[Robert Ashley]] -American soldier and composer (b. 1930)

2014 - [[Kurt Chew-Een Lee]] -American soldier (b. 1926)

2014 - [[Curtis McClarin]] -American actor (b. 1969)

2014 - [[Sherwin B. Nuland]] -American surgeon, author, and educator (b. 1930)

2014 - [[William R. Pogue]] -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)

2014 - [[Don Shows]] -American football player and coach (b. 1940)

2015 - [[Lynn Borden]] -American model and actress (b. 1937)

2015 - [[Ernest Braun]] -Austrian-English physicist and academic (b. 1925)

2015 - [[M. Stanton Evans]] -American journalist and author (b. 1934)

2015 - [[John Mockler (politician)|John Mockler]] -American politician (b. 1941)

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