This Day in History

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

Events History


12 - [[Roman Emperor]] -Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the Emperor.

845 - [[42 Martyrs of Amorium]] -at Samarra

961 - [[Byzantine]] -conquest of Chandax by Nikephoros II Phokas|Nikephoros Phokas, end of the Emirate of Crete

1204 - [[Siege of Château Gaillard]] -ends in a French victory over King John, King of England|John of England, who loses control of Normandy to King Philip II of France|Philip II Augustus.

1454 - [[Thirteen Years' War (1454–66)|Thirteen Years' War]] -Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to King Casimir IV of Poland who agrees to commit his forces in aiding the Confederation's struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights.

1521 - [[Ferdinand Magellan]] -arrives at Guam.

1788 - [[First Fleet]] -arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.

1820 - [[Missouri Compromise]] -is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union (American Civil War)|Union as a slave state, brings Maine into the Union as a free state (United States)|free state, and makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.

1834 - [[York, Upper Canada|York]] -Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto.

1836 - [[Texas Revolution]] -Battle of the Alamo

1857 - [[Supreme Court of the United States]] -rules in the ''Dred Scott v. Sandford'' case.

1869 - [[Dmitri Mendeleev]] -presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.

1882 - [[Kingdom of Serbia|Serbian kingdom]] -is re-founded.

1899 - [[Bayer]] -registers "Aspirin" as a trademark.

1902 - [[Real Madrid C.F.]] -is founded.

1912 - [[Italy|Italian]] -forces become the first to use airships in war, as two dirigibles drop bombs on Turkish troops encamped at Janzur, from an altitude of 6,000 feet.

1921 - [[Portuguese Communist Party]] -is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Comintern|Communist International.

1930 - [[International Unemployment Day]] -demonstrations globally initiated by the Comintern

1943 - [[Norman Rockwell]] -published ''Freedom from Want (painting)|Freedom from Want'' in the ''The Saturday Evening Post'' with a matching essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the ''Four Freedoms (Norman Rockwell)|Four Freedoms'' series.

1945 - [[World War II]] -Cologne is captured by American Troops.

1946 - [[Ho Chi Minh]] -signs Ho–Sainteny agreement|an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the French Indochina|Indochinese Federation and the French Union.

1951 - [[Ethel and Julius Rosenberg]] -begins.

1953 - [[Georgy Malenkov]] -succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and General secretary|First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1957 - [[Ghana]] -becomes the first Sub-Saharan Africa|Sub-Saharan country to gain independence from the British

1962 - [[Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962]] -begins on the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States.

1964 - [[Nation of Islam]] -leader Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.

1964 - [[Constantine II of Greece|Constantine II]] -becomes King of Greece.

1965 - [[Thomas Playford IV|Tom Playford]] -of South Australia loses power after 27 years in office.

1967 - [[Joseph Stalin]] -s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defection|defects to the United States.

1968 - [[East L.A. walkouts]] -take place at several high schools.

1968 - [[Rhodesia]] -the first executions since Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence|UDI, prompting international condemnation.

1970 - [[Weather Underground]] -safe house in Greenwich Village kills three.

1975 - [[Zapruder film]] -of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory.

1975 - [[1975 Algiers Agreement|Algiers Accord]] -Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.

1981 - [[CBS Evening News]] -', Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time.

1983 - [[United States Football League]] -game is played.

1987 - null 987-T-e British ferry {{MS|Herald of Free Enterprise}} capsizes in about 90 seconds killing 193.

1988 - [[Provisional Irish Republican Army]] -volunteers are killed by Special Air Service on the territory of Gibraltar in the conclusion of Operation Flavius.

1990 - [[Cross-America flight air speed record|transcontinental speed record]] -flying a SR-71 Blackbird from Los Angeles to Virginia in 64 minutes, averaging 2,124 mph.

1992 - [[Michelangelo (computer virus)|Michelangelo computer virus]] -begins to affect computers.

2008 - [[6 March 2008 Baghdad bombing|suicide bomber kills 68 people]] -(including first responders) in Baghdad on the same day that Mercaz HaRav massacre|a gunman kills eight students in Jerusalem.

Famous Birthdays


1340 - [[John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster]] -Belgian-English politician, Lord High Steward|Lord High Steward of Great Britain (d. 1399)

1405 - [[John II of Castile]] -(d. 1454)

1459 - [[Jakob Fugger]] -German merchant and banker (d. 1525)

1475 - [[Michelangelo]] -Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1564)

1483 - [[Francesco Guicciardini]] -Italian historian and politician (d. 1540)

1495 - [[Luigi Alamanni]] -Italian poet and diplomat (d. 1556)

1619 - [[Cyrano de Bergerac]] -French author and playwright (d. 1655)

1663 - [[Francis Atterbury]] -English bishop (d. 1732)

1706 - [[George Pocock]] -English admiral (d. 1792)

1716 - [[Pehr Kalm]] -Swedish-Finnish botanist and explorer (d. 1779)

1724 - [[Henry Laurens]] -British-American merchant and politician, 5th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1792)

1761 - [[Antoine-François Andréossy]] -French general and diplomat (d. 1828)

1779 - [[Antoine-Henri Jomini]] -French general (d. 1869)

1785 - [[Karol Kurpiński]] -Polish composer and conductor (d. 1857)

1787 - [[Joseph von Fraunhofer]] -German physicist and astronomer (d. 1826)

1806 - [[Elizabeth Barrett Browning]] -English-Italian poet and translator (d. 1861)

1812 - [[Aaron Lufkin Dennison]] -American businessman, co-founded the Waltham Watch Company (d. 1895)

1817 - [[Princess Clémentine of Orléans]] -(d. 1907)

1818 - [[William Claflin]] -American businessman and politician, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)

1823 - [[Charles I of Württemberg]] -(d. 1891)

1831 - [[Philip Sheridan]] -Irish-American general (d. 1888)

1834 - [[George du Maurier]] -French-English author and illustrator (d. 1896)

1849 - [[Georg Luger]] -Austrian gun designer, designed the Luger pistol (d. 1923)

1870 - [[Oscar Straus (composer)|Oscar Straus]] -Viennese composer and conductor (d. 1954)

1871 - [[Afonso Costa]] -Portuguese lawyer and politician, 59th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1937)

1872 - [[Ben Harney]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1938)

1872 - [[Paul Juon]] -Russian-Swiss composer (d. 1940)

1882 - [[F. Burrall Hoffman]] -American architect, co-designed Villa Vizcaya (d. 1980)

1882 - [[Guy Kibbee]] -American actor and singer (d. 1956)

1884 - [[Molla Mallory]] -Norwegian-American tennis player (d. 1959)

1885 - [[Ring Lardner]] -American author and journalist (d. 1933)

1886 - [[Jam Handy]] -American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1983)

1891 - [[Lidia Quaranta]] -Italian actress (d. 1928)

1893 - [[Furry Lewis]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)

1895 - [[Albert Tessier]] -Canadian priest and historian (d. 1976)

1898 - [[Gus Sonnenberg]] -American football player and wrestler (d. 1944)

1899 - [[U Ba Khin]] -Burma|Burmese Vipassanā meditation teacher (d. 1971)

1900 - [[Lefty Grove]] -American baseball player (d. 1975)

1900 - [[Henri Jeanson]] -French author and journalist (d. 1970)

1900 - [[Gina Cigna]] -French-Italian soprano and actress (d. 2001)

1903 - [[Empress Kōjun]] -of Japan (d. 2000)

1904 - [[José Antonio Aguirre (politician)|José Antonio Aguirre]] -Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Basque Country (d. 1960)

1905 - [[Bob Wills]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 1975)

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

1909 - [[Obafemi Awolowo]] -Nigerian lawyer and politician (d. 1987)

1909 - [[Stanisław Jerzy Lec]] -Polish poet and author (d. 1966)

1910 - [[Ejler Bille]] -Danish sculptor and painter (d. 2004)

1911 - [[George Webb (actor)|George Webb]] -English actor (d. 1998)

1913 - [[Louise Latimer (actress)|Louise Latimer]] -American actress (d. 1973)

1914 - [[Kirill Kondrashin]] -Russian conductor (d. 1981)

1915 - [[Mohammed Burhanuddin]] -Indian spiritual leader, 52nd Da'i al-Mutlaq (d. 2014)

1917 - [[Donald Davidson (philosopher)|Donald Davidson]] -American philosopher and academic (d. 2003)

1917 - [[Will Eisner]] -American illustrator and publisher (d. 2005)

1917 - [[Frankie Howerd]] -English comedian, actor, and singer (d. 1992)

1918 - [[Leslie Smith (businessman)|Leslie Smith]] -English businessman, co-founded Lesney Products (d. 2005)

1920 - [[Olive Dickason]] -Canadian journalist and historian (d. 2011)

1920 - [[Lewis Gilbert]] -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1921 - [[Leo Bretholz]] -Austrian-American holocaust survivor and author (d. 2014)

1921 - [[Piero Carini]] -Italian racing driver (d. 1957)

1923 - [[Herman Leonard]] -American photographer (d. 2010)

1923 - [[Ed McMahon]] -American comedian, game show host, and announcer (d. 2009)

1923 - [[Wes Montgomery]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Montgomery Brothers) (d. 1968)

1924 - [[Ottmar Walter]] -German footballer (d. 2013)

1924 - [[William H. Webster]] -American lawyer and jurist, 14th Director of Central Intelligence

1926 - [[Alan Greenspan]] -American economist and politician

1926 - [[Ray O'Connor]] -Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Western Australia (d. 2013)

1926 - [[Andrzej Wajda]] -Polish director, producer, and screenwriter

1927 - [[William J. Bell]] -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)

1927 - [[Gordon Cooper]] -American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2004)

1927 - [[Gabriel García Márquez]] -Colombian journalist and author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)

1927 - [[Norman Treigle]] -American actor and singer (d. 1975)

1929 - [[Tom Foley]] -American lawyer and politician, 57th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2013)

1930 - [[Lorin Maazel]] -French-American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2014)

1931 - [[Hal Needham]] -American actor, stuntman, director, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Jimmy Stewart (racing driver)|Jimmy Stewart]] -Scottish racing driver (d. 2008)

1932 - [[Marc Bazin]] -Haitian lawyer and politician, 49th President of Haiti (d. 2010)

1932 - [[Jean Boht]] -English actress

1932 - [[Bronisław Geremek]] -Polish historian and politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Poland)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Poland (d. 2008)

1933 - [[Ted Abernathy]] -American baseball player (d. 2004)

1933 - [[William Davis (journalist)|William Davis]] -German-English journalist and economist

1934 - [[John Noakes]] -English actor and television host

1934 - [[Keith Spicer]] -Canadian journalist and academic

1935 - [[Ron Delany]] -Irish runner and coach

1936 - [[Bob Akin]] -American race car driver and journalist (d. 2002)

1936 - [[Marion Barry]] -American politician, 2nd Mayor of the District of Columbia (d. 2014)

1936 - [[Sylvia Robinson]] -American singer and producer (Mickey & Sylvia) (d. 2011)

1936 - [[Choummaly Sayasone]] -Laotian politician, 5th President of Laos

1937 - [[Ivan Boesky]] -American businessman

1937 - [[Valentina Tereshkova]] -Russian general, pilot, and astronaut

1938 - [[Keishu Tanaka]] -Japanese politician, 17th Minister of Justice (Japan)|Japanese Minister of Justice

1939 - [[Kit Bond]] -American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of Missouri

1939 - [[Adam Osborne]] -Thai-Indian engineer and businessman, founded the Osborne Computer Corporation (d. 2003)

1939 - [[Cookie Rojas]] -Cuban-American baseball player, coach, and manager

1940 - [[Ken Danby]] -Canadian painter (d. 2007)

1940 - [[Joanna Miles]] -French-born American actress

1940 - [[Willie Stargell]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 2001)

1940 - [[Jeff Wooller]] -English accountant and banker

1941 - [[Peter Brötzmann]] -German saxophonist and clarinet player (Last Exit (free jazz band)|Last Exit)

1941 - [[Marilyn Strathern]] -Welsh anthropologist and academic

1942 - [[Ben Murphy]] -American actor

1942 - [[Flora Purim]] -Brazilian singer (Return to Forever)

1944 - [[Richard Corliss]] -American journalist and critic (d. 2015)

1944 - [[David Forbes Hendry]] -English economist and academic

1944 - [[Kiri Te Kanawa]] -New Zealand soprano and actress

1944 - [[Mary Wilson (singer)|Mary Wilson]] -American singer and actress (The Supremes)

1945 - [[Angelo Castro, Jr.]] -Filipino actor and journalist (d. 2012)

1946 - [[David Gilmour]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pink Floyd)

1946 - [[Martin Kove]] -American actor and producer

1946 - [[Richard Noble]] -Scottish race car driver and businessman

1947 - [[Tony Badger]] -English historian and academic

1947 - [[Kiki Dee]] -English singer-songwriter

1947 - [[Killer Khan]] -Japanese wrestler and actor

1947 - [[Rob Reiner]] -American actor, director, and producer

1947 - [[Jean Seaton]] -English historian and academic

1947 - [[John Stossel]] -American journalist and author

1947 - [[Judy Loe]] -English actress

1948 - [[Anna Maria Horsford]] -American actress, director, and producer

1948 - [[Stephen Schwartz (composer)|Stephen Schwartz]] -American composer and producer

1949 - [[Shaukat Aziz]] -Pakistani economist and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Pakistan

1949 - [[Martin Buchan]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1950 - [[Arthur Roche]] -English archbishop

1950 - [[Hirotaka Suzuoki]] -Japanese voice actor (d. 2006)

1951 - [[Gerrie Knetemann]] -Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)

1953 - [[Phil Alvin]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Blasters)

1953 - [[Jay Ilagan]] -Filipino actor (d. 1992)

1953 - [[Madhav Kumar Nepal]] -Nepali banker and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Nepal

1953 - [[Carolyn Porco]] -American astronomer and academic

1954 - [[Joey DeMaio]] -American bass player and songwriter (Manowar)

1954 - [[Jeff Greenwald]] -American author, photographer, and monologist

1954 - [[Harald Schumacher]] -German footballer and manager

1955 - [[Alberta Watson]] -Canadian actress (d. 2015)

1958 - [[Eddie Deezen]] -American actor

1959 - [[Tom Arnold (actor)|Tom Arnold]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1959 - [[Chris Raschka]] -American author and illustrator

1960 - [[Sleepy Floyd]] -American basketball player and coach

1960 - [[Cecilia Heyes]] -English psychologist and academic

1962 - [[Erika Hess]] -Swiss skier

1962 - [[Luis Raúl]] -Puerto Rican comedian and actor (d. 2014)

1963 - [[Suzanne Crough]] -American actress (d. 2015)

1963 - [[D. L. Hughley]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1964 - [[Paul Bostaph]] -American drummer (Forbidden (band)|Forbidden, Slayer, Testament (band)|Testament, and Systematic (band)|Systematic)

1964 - [[Skip Ewing]] -American singer-songwriter

1964 - [[Madonna Wayne Gacy]] -American keyboard player (Marilyn Manson (band)|Marilyn Manson)

1964 - [[Yvette Wilson]] -American actress (d. 2012)

1965 - [[Jim Knight]] -English politician

1966 - [[Alan Davies]] -English comedian and actor

1967 - [[Julio Bocca]] -Argentinian ballet dancer and director

1967 - [[Connie Britton]] -American actress, singer, and producer

1967 - [[Shuler Hensley]] -American actor and singer

1968 - [[Moira Kelly]] -American actress and director

1968 - [[Michael Romeo]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Symphony X)

1969 - [[Andrea Elson]] -American actress

1969 - [[Tari Phillips]] -American basketball player

1969 - [[Amy Pietz]] -American actress, singer, and producer

1970 - [[Chris Broderick]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Megadeth and Jag Panzer)

1970 - [[Gretchen Barretto]] -Filipino actress and singer

1971 - [[Darrick Martin]] -American basketball player and coach

1971 - [[Val Venis]] -Canadian wrestler

1972 - [[Shaquille O'Neal]] -American basketball player, actor, and rapper

1972 - [[Jaret Reddick]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Bowling For Soup and People on Vacation)

1973 - [[Michael Finley]] -American basketball player

1973 - [[Peter Lindgren (musician)|Peter Lindgren]] -Swedish guitarist and songwriter (Opeth)

1973 - [[Greg Ostertag]] -American basketball player

1973 - [[Trent Willmon]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1974 - [[Guy Garvey]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Elbow (band)|Elbow)

1974 - [[Beanie Sigel]] -American rapper (State Property (group)|State Property)

1975 - [[Aracely Arámbula]] -Mexican actress and singer

1975 - [[Yannick Nézet-Séguin]] -Canadian pianist and conductor

1976 - [[Ken Anderson (wrestler)|Ken Anderson]] -American wrestler and actor

1977 - [[Giorgos Karagounis]] -Greek footballer

1977 - [[Bubba Sparxxx]] -American rapper

1977 - [[Edna Stern]] -Belgian-Israeli pianist and educator

1977 - [[Marcus Thames]] -American baseball player and coach

1978 - [[Lara Cox]] -Australian actress

1978 - [[Sage Rosenfels]] -American football player

1978 - [[Chad Wicks]] -American wrestler

1978 - [[Mike Jackson (Oklahoma politician)|Mike Jackson]] -American politician

1979 - [[Clint Barmes]] -American baseball player

1979 - [[Érik Bédard]] -Canadian baseball player

1979 - [[David Flair]] -American wrestler

1979 - [[Rufus Hound]] -English comedian and actor

1979 - [[Tim Howard]] -American soccer player

1980 - [[Emílson Cribari]] -Brazilian footballer

1980 - [[Daniel DeSanto]] -Canadian actor and producer

1980 - [[Kristina Triska]] -Swedish tennis player

1981 - [[Ellen Muth]] -American actress

1983 - [[Tommaso Berni]] -Italian footballer

1983 - [[Andranik Teymourian]] -Iranian footballer

1984 - [[Becky (television personality)|Becky]] -Japanese-English singer and actress

1984 - [[Daniël de Ridder]] -Dutch footballer

1984 - [[Eskil Pedersen]] -Norwegian politician

1984 - [[Chris Tomson]] -American drummer (Vampire Weekend)

1984 - [[Edmund Yeo]] -Singaporean-Malaysian director and producer

1985 - [[Bakaye Traoré]] -French-Malian footballer

1986 - [[Traphik]] -American rapper and actor

1986 - [[Jake Arrieta]] -American baseball player

1986 - [[Francisco Cervelli]] -Italian baseball player

1986 - [[Ross Detwiler]] -American baseball player

1986 - [[Danny Jones (rugby league)|Danny Jones]] -English rugby player (d. 2015)

1986 - [[Eli Marienthal]] -American actor

1986 - [[Charlie Mulgrew]] -Scottish footballer

1987 - [[Kevin-Prince Boateng]] -Ghanaian-German footballer

1987 - [[José Manuel Flores]] -Spanish footballer

1987 - [[Hannah Taylor-Gordon]] -English actress

1988 - [[Agnes Carlsson]] -Swedish singer

1988 - [[Isabelle Daza]] -Filipino actress

1988 - [[Simon Mignolet]] -Belgian footballer

1989 - [[Agnieszka Radwańska]] -Polish tennis player

1990 - [[Linn Haug]] -Norwegian snowboarder

1990 - [[Park Choa]] -South Korean singer and actress (AOA (band)|AOA)

1990 - [[Kirk Urso]] -American soccer player (d. 2012)

1991 - [[Nicole Fox]] -American model and actress

1991 - [[Lex Luger (record producer)|Lex Luger]] -American keyboard player and producer (Low Pros)

1991 - [[Emma McDougall]] -English footballer (d. 2013)

1991 - [[Tyler, The Creator]] -American rapper, producer, and actor (Odd Future)

1992 - [[Momoko Tsugunaga]] -Japanese actress and singer (Berryz Kobo, ZYX, and Buono!)

1993 - [[Kristo Mangelsoo]] -Estonian basketball player

1993 - [[Misaki Momose]] -Japanese actress

1993 - [[Andrés Rentería]] -Colombian footballer

1994 - [[Nathan Redmond]] -English footballer

2001 - [[Aryana Engineer]] -Canadian actress

History of Deaths


766 - [[Chrodegang]] -Frankish bishop and saint

1052 - [[Emma of Normandy]] -queen consort of England, Denmark and Norway (b. c. 985)

1252 - [[Rose of Viterbo]] -Italian saint (b. 1235)

1490 - [[Ivan the Young]] -Russian son of Ivan III of Russia (b. 1458)

1531 - [[Pedro Arias Dávila]] -Spanish explorer and diplomat (b. 1440)

1658 - [[Ivan Bunić Vučić]] -Croatian poet and politician (b. 1591)

1754 - [[Henry Pelham]] -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1694)

1758 - [[Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington]] -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Durham (b. 1705)

1764 - [[Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke]] -English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1690)

1796 - [[Guillaume Thomas François Raynal]] -French historian and author (b. 1713)

1836 - [[Battle of the Alamo]] -

1842 - [[Constanze Mozart]] -German wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1763)

1854 - [[Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry]] -Irish colonel and diplomat (b. 1778)

1860 - [[Friedrich Dotzauer]] -German cellist and composer (b. 1783)

1866 - [[William Whewell]] -English priest, historian, and philosopher (b. 1794)

1867 - [[Charles Farrar Browne]] -American-English author and educator (b. 1834)

1881 - [[Horatia Nelson]] -English daughter of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (b. 1801)

1888 - [[Louisa May Alcott]] -American author and poet (b. 1832)

1895 - [[Camilla Collett]] -Norwegian author (b. 1813)

1899 - [[Kaʻiulani]] -of Hawaii (b. 1875)

1900 - [[Gottlieb Daimler]] -German businessman, co-founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (b. 1834)

1905 - [[John Henninger Reagan]] -American surveyor, judge, and politician, 3rd Confederate States of America Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1818)

1917 - [[Valdemar Psilander]] -Danish actor (b. 1884)

1919 - [[Oskars Kalpaks]] -Latvian colonel (b. 1882)

1920 - [[Ömer Seyfettin]] -Turkish author and educator (b. 1884)

1932 - [[John Philip Sousa]] -American conductor and composer (b. 1854)

1933 - [[Anton Cermak]] -Czech-American politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1873)

1935 - [[Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.]] -American colonel, lawyer, and jurist (b. 1841)

1935 - [[Fridolf Rhudin]] -Swedish actor (b. 1895)

1939 - [[Ferdinand von Lindemann]] -German mathematician and academic (b. 1852)

1941 - [[Gutzon Borglum]] -Danish-American sculptor, designed Mount Rushmore (b. 1867)

1948 - [[Ross Lockridge, Jr.]] -American author, poet, and academic (b. 1914)

1950 - [[Albert François Lebrun]] -French politician, 15th President of France (b. 1871)

1951 - [[Ivor Novello]] -Welsh singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1893)

1951 - [[Volodymyr Vynnychenko]] -Ukrainian playwright and politician, Prime Minister of Ukraine (b. 1880)

1952 - [[Jürgen Stroop]] -German SS officer (b. 1895)

1961 - [[George Formby]] -English singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1904)

1961 - [[Edgar Krahn]] -Estonian mathematician and academic (b. 1894)

1964 - [[Paul of Greece]] -(b. 1901)

1965 - [[Margaret Dumont]] -American actress and singer (b. 1889)

1967 - [[John Haden Badley]] -English author and educator, founded the Bedales School (b. 1865)

1967 - [[Nelson Eddy]] -American actor and singer (b. 1901)

1967 - [[Zoltán Kodály]] -Hungarian composer, linguist, and philosopher (b. 1882)

1969 - [[Nadya Rusheva]] -Russian painter (b. 1952)

1970 - [[William Hopper]] -American actor (b. 1915)

1971 - [[Thurston Dart]] -English keyboard player and conductor (b. 1921)

1973 - [[Pearl S. Buck]] -American author and academic, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

1974 - [[Ernest Becker]] -American anthropologist and author (b. 1924)

1976 - [[Mary Petty]] -American illustrator (b. 1899)

1976 - [[Maxie Rosenbloom]] -American boxer and actor (b. 1903)

1977 - [[Alvin R. Dyer]] -American religious leader (b. 1903)

1978 - [[Dennis Viollet]] -English-American soccer player and manager (b. 1933)

1981 - [[George Geary]] -English cricketer and coach (b. 1893)

1982 - [[Ayn Rand]] -Russian-American philosopher, author, and playwright (b. 1905)

1984 - [[Billy Collins, Jr.]] -American boxer (b. 1961)

1984 - [[Martin Niemöller]] -German pastor and theologian (b. 1892)

1984 - [[Homer N. Wallin]] -American admiral (b. 1893)

1984 - [[Henry Wilcoxon]] -Dominican-American actor and producer (b. 1905)

1986 - [[Georgia O'Keeffe]] -American painter (b. 1887)

1988 - [[Mairéad Farrell]] -Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer (b. 1957)

1988 - [[Daniel McCann]] -Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer (b. 1957)

1988 - [[Seán Savage]] -Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer (b. 1965)

1994 - [[Melina Mercouri]] -Greek actress, singer, and politician, 9th Ministry of Culture and Sport (Greece)|Greek Minister of Culture (b. 1920)

1997 - [[Cheddi Jagan]] -Guyanese politician, 4th President of Guyana (b. 1918)

1997 - [[Michael Manley]] -Jamaican soldier, pilot, and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1924)

1997 - [[Ursula Torday]] -English author (b. 1912)

1999 - [[Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa]] -Bahrain king (b. 1933)

2000 - [[John Colicos]] -Canadian actor (b. 1928)

2001 - [[Balla Moussa Keïta]] -Malian actor (b. 1934)

2001 - [[Kim Walker (actress)|Kim Walker]] -American actress (b. 1968)

2002 - [[Bryan Fogarty]] -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1969)

2004 - [[Hercules (wrestler)|Hercules]] -American wrestler (b. 1957)

2004 - [[Frances Dee]] -American actress and singer (b. 1909)

2005 - [[Hans Bethe]] -German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

2005 - [[Danny Gardella]] -American baseball player and trainer (b. 1920)

2005 - [[Tommy Vance]] -English radio host (b. 1943)

2005 - [[Teresa Wright]] -American actress and singer (b. 1918)

2006 - [[Anne Braden]] -American activist (b. 1924)

2006 - [[King Floyd]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1945)

2006 - [[Kirby Puckett]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1960)

2006 - [[Dana Reeve]] -American actress, singer, and activist (b. 1961)

2007 - [[Jean Baudrillard]] -French photographer and theorist (b. 1929)

2007 - [[Allen Coage]] -American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1943)

2007 - [[Ernest Gallo]] -American businessman, co-founded E & J Gallo Winery (b. 1909)

2007 - [[Pierre Moinot]] -French author (b. 1920)

2008 - [[Peter Poreku Dery]] -Ghanaian cardinal (b. 1918)

2009 - [[Francis Magalona]] -Filipino rapper, producer, and actor (b. 1964)

2009 - [[Susan Tsvangirai]] -Zimbabwean businesswoman (b. 1959)

2010 - [[Endurance Idahor]] -Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)

2010 - [[Mark Linkous]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Sparklehorse) (b. 1962)

2010 - [[Betty Millard]] -American philanthropist and activist (b. 1911)

2012 - [[Francisco Xavier do Amaral]] -East Timorese politician, 1st President of East Timor (b. 1937)

2012 - [[Louis J. Michot]] -American businessman, philanthropist, and politician (b. 1922)

2012 - [[Donald M. Payne]] -American businessman and politician (b. 1934)

2012 - [[Helen Walulik]] -American baseball player (b. 1929)

2013 - [[Chorão]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter (Charlie Brown Jr.) (b. 1970)

2013 - [[Stompin' Tom Connors]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)

2013 - [[Norman King (Royal Navy officer)|Norman King]] -English admiral (b. 1933)

2013 - [[Alvin Lee]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Ten Years After) (b. 1944)

2013 - [[W. Wallace Cleland]] -American biochemist and academic (b. 1930)

2014 - [[Alemayehu Atomsa]] -Ethiopian educator and politician (b. 1969)

2014 - [[Frank Jobe]] -American surgeon (b. 1925)

2014 - [[Sheila MacRae]] -English-born American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1921)

2014 - [[Martin Nesbitt (politician)|Martin Nesbitt]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1946)

2014 - [[Manlio Sgalambro]] -Italian philosopher, author, and poet (b. 1924)

2015 - [[Fred Craddock]] -American minister and academic (b. 1928)

2015 - [[Ram Sundar Das]] -Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1921)

2015 - [[Vasilios Magginas]] -Greek politician, Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare (Greece)|Greek Minister of Employment (b. 1949)

2015 - [[Enrique "Coco" Vicéns]] -Puerto Rican basketball player and politician (b. 1926)

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