This Day in History

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

Events History


161 - [[Antoninus Pius]] -dies and is succeeded by his adoptive sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.

238 - [[Africa (Roman province)|Africa]] -revolt against Maximinus Thrax and elect Gordian I as emperor.

321 - [[Constantine I]] -decrees that the ''dies Sol Invictus|Solis Invicti'' (Sunday|sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.

1277 - [[Étienne Tempier|Stephen Tempier]] -bishop of Paris, condemns 219 philosophical and theological theses.

1573 - [[Ottoman Empire]] -and the Republic of Venice, ending the Ottoman–Venetian War (1570–73) and leaving Cyprus in Ottoman hands.

1799 - [[Napoleon I of France|Napoleon Bonaparte]] -Siege of Jaffa|captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.

1814 - [[Battle of Craonne]] -

1827 - [[Empire of Brazil|Brazilian]] -Brazilian Marine Corps|marines unsuccessfully attack the temporary naval base of Carmen de Patagones, Argentina.

1827 - [[Shrigley abduction]] -Ellen Turner is kidnapping|abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.

1850 - [[United States Senate|Senator]] -Daniel Webster gives his "Seventh of March" speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.

1862 - [[American Civil War]] -Union (American Civil War)|Union forces defeat Confederate States of America|Confederate troops at the Battle of Pea Ridge|Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.

1876 - [[Alexander Graham Bell]] -is granted a patent for an invention he calls the "telephone".

1900 - [[Wireless telegraphy|wireless]] -signals to shore.

1902 - [[Second Boer War]] -In the Battle of Tweebosch, a Boer commando led by Koos de la Rey inflicts the biggest defeat upon the British since the beginning of the war.

1912 - [[Roald Amundsen]] -announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.

1914 - [[Prince William of Wied]] -arrives in Albania to begin his reign as King.

1936 - [[World War II]] -In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany Remilitarization of the Rhineland|reoccupies the Rhineland.

1945 - [[Ludendorff Bridge]] -over the Rhine river at Remagen.

1950 - [[Cold War]] -The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet Union|Soviet spy.

1951 - [[Korean War]] -Operation Ripper

1965 - [[Selma to Montgomery marches|Bloody Sunday]] -a group of 600 African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)|civil rights marchers is brutally attacked by state and local police in Selma, Alabama.

1968 - [[Vietnam War]] -The United States and Army of the Republic of Vietnam|South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho.

1971 - [[Sheikh Mujibur Rahman]] -delivers his 7th March Speech of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman|historic speech at Suhrawardy Udyan.

1985 - [[We Are the World]] -receives its international release.

1986 - [[Space Shuttle Challenger disaster|Challenger Disaster]] -Divers from the {{USS|Preserver|ARS-8|6}} locate the crew cabin of STS-51-L|Challenger on the ocean floor.

1987 - [[1987 Lieyu Massacre|Lieyu Massacre]] -Republic of China Armed Forces|Taiwanese military massacre of 19 unarmed Vietnamese refugees at Donggang, Lieyu, Kinmen.

1989 - [[Iran]] -and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel, ''The Satanic Verses''.

2006 - [[Lashkar-e-Taiba]] -coordinates a 2006 Varanasi bombings|series of bombings in Varanasi, India.

2007 - [[House of Commons of the United Kingdom|British House of Commons]] -votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.

2009 - [[Real Irish Republican Army]] -2009 Massereene Barracks shooting|kills two British soldiers and two civilians at Massereene Barracks, the first British military deaths in Northern Ireland since the end of The Troubles.

2009 - [[Kepler (spacecraft)|Kepler]] -space observatory, designed to discover Terrestrial planet|Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.

2014 - [[2014 Winter Paralympics opening ceremony|opening ceremony]] -for the 2014 Winter Paralympics take place in Sochi, Russia.

Famous Birthdays


189 - [[Publius Septimius Geta]] -Roman emperor (d. 211)

1481 - [[Baldassare Peruzzi]] -Italian architect and painter (d. 1537)

1507 - [[Magdalena of Saxony]] -(d. 1534)

1556 - [[Guillaume du Vair]] -French lawyer and author (d. 1621)

1663 - [[Tomaso Antonio Vitali]] -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1745)

1671 - [[Rob Roy MacGregor]] -Scottish outlaw (d. 1734)

1678 - [[Filippo Juvarra]] -Italian architect, designed the Basilica of Superga (d. 1736)

1687 - [[Jean Lebeuf]] -French historian and author (d. 1760)

1693 - [[Pope Clement XIII]] -(d. 1769)

1715 - [[Ewald Christian von Kleist]] -German soldier and poet (d. 1759)

1715 - [[Ephraim Williams]] -English soldier (d. 1755)

1723 - [[Prince Vittorio Amedeo Theodore of Savoy]] -(d. 1725)

1730 - [[Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil]] -French soldier and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1807)

1765 - [[Nicéphore Niépce]] -French inventor, invented photography (d. 1833)

1785 - [[Alessandro Manzoni]] -Italian author and poet (d. 1873)

1788 - [[Antoine César Becquerel]] -French physicist and biochemist (d. 1878)

1792 - [[John Herschel]] -English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1871)

1811 - [[Increase A. Lapham]] -American botanist and author (d. 1875)

1837 - [[Henry Draper]] -American physician and astronomer (d. 1882)

1841 - [[William Rockhill Nelson]] -American businessman and publisher, founded ''The Kansas City Star'' (d. 1915)

1849 - [[Luther Burbank]] -American botanist and author (d. 1926)

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

1850 - [[Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk]] -Austrian-Czech sociologist and politician, 1st President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1937)

1857 - [[Julius Wagner-Jauregg]] -Austrian physician and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

1866 - [[Hans Fruhstorfer]] -German entomologist and explorer (d. 1922)

1872 - [[Piet Mondrian]] -Dutch-American painter (d. 1944)

1873 - [[Madame Sul-Te-Wan]] -American actress (d. 1959)

1875 - [[Albert Jean Louis Ayat]] -French fencer (d. 1935)

1875 - [[Maurice Ravel]] -French pianist and composer (d. 1937)

1876 - [[Frederick Freake]] -English polo player (d. 1950)

1878 - [[Boris Kustodiev]] -Russian painter and stage designer (d. 1927)

1885 - [[Milton Avery]] -American painter (d. 1965)

1885 - [[John Tovey, 1st Baron Tovey]] -English admiral (d. 1971)

1886 - [[Virginia Pearson]] -American actress (d. 1958)

1887 - [[Heino Eller]] -Estonian composer and educator (d. 1970)

1888 - [[William L. Laurence]] -Lithuanian-American journalist and author (d. 1977)

1888 - [[Alidius Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer]] -Dutch lawyer and politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1978)

1900 - [[Evald Aav]] -Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1939)

1902 - [[Heinz Rühmann]] -German actor and director (d. 1994)

1903 - [[Bernarda Bryson Shahn]] -American painter and lithographer (d. 2004)

1904 - [[Ivar Ballangrud]] -Norwegian speed skater (d. 1969)

1904 - [[Reinhard Heydrich]] -German SS officer (d. 1942)

1908 - [[Anna Magnani]] -Italian actress, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)

1909 - [[Léo Malet]] -French author (d. 1996)

1911 - [[Sachchidananda Vatsyayan]] -Indian journalist and author (d. 1987)

1912 - [[Eerik Kumari]] -Estonian ornithologist and biologist (d. 1984)

1913 - [[Dollard Ménard]] -Canadian general (d. 1997)

1914 - [[John Rodney]] -American actor (d. 1996)

1914 - [[Lee Young]] -American singer and drummer (d. 2008)

1915 - [[Jacques Chaban-Delmas]] -French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2000)

1917 - [[Janet Collins]] -American ballerina and choreographer (d. 2003)

1917 - [[Betty Holberton]] -American engineer and programmer (d. 2001)

1921 - [[Peter Oliver, Baron Oliver of Aylmerton]] -English lawyer and judge (d. 2007)

1922 - [[Olga Ladyzhenskaya]] -Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2004)

1922 - [[Mochtar Lubis]] -Indonesian author and journalist (d. 2004)

1924 - [[Bill Boedeker]] -American football player (d. 2014)

1925 - [[Rene Gagnon]] -American soldier (d. 1979)

1927 - [[James Broderick]] -American actor and director (d. 1982)

1927 - [[Philippe Clay]] -French singer and actor (d. 2007)

1927 - [[Jean-Paul Desbiens]] -Canadian journalist, author, and educator (d. 2006)

1927 - [[Henri Landwirth]] -Belgian-American businessman and philanthropist, founded Give Kids The World Village

1929 - [[Dan Jacobson]] -South African-English author and critic (d. 2014)

1930 - [[Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon]] -English photographer

1930 - [[Robert Trotter]] -Scottish actor and photographer (d. 2013)

1933 - [[Jackie Blanchflower]] -Northern Irish footballer and accountant (d. 1998)

1933 - [[Ed Bouchee]] -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1934 - [[Douglas Cardinal]] -Canadian architect, designed the Telus World of Science (Edmonton)|Telus World of Science and First Nations University of Canada

1934 - [[Nari Contractor]] -Indian cricketer and coach

1934 - [[Willard Scott]] -American journalist, actor, and author

1936 - [[Florentino Fernández (boxer)|Florentino Fernández]] -Cuban-American boxer and coach (d. 2013)

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

1938 - [[David Baltimore]] -American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1938 - [[Janet Guthrie]] -American race car driver and engineer

1939 - [[Danyel Gérard]] -French singer-songwriter

1940 - [[Rudi Dutschke]] -German activist (d. 1979)

1940 - [[Daniel J. Travanti]] -American actor

1941 - [[Piers Paul Read]] -English historian and author

1942 - [[Michael Eisner]] -American businessman

1942 - [[Tammy Faye Messner]] -American evangelist, talk show host, and singer (d. 2007)

1942 - [[Jaan Manitski]] -Estonian businessman and politician, 16th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs

1943 - [[Chris White (musician)|Chris White]] -English bass player and songwriter (The Zombies)

1944 - [[Ranulph Fiennes]] -English soldier and explorer

1944 - [[Stanley Schmidt]] -American journalist and author

1944 - [[Zhiuli Shartava]] -Georgian engineer and politician (d. 1993)

1944 - [[Townes Van Zandt]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)

1945 - [[John Heard (actor)|John Heard]] -American actor and producer

1945 - [[Bob Herbert]] -American journalist

1945 - [[Nicholas Kraemer]] -English harpsichord player and conductor

1945 - [[Arthur Lee (musician)|Arthur Lee]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Love (band)|Love) (d. 2006)

1945 - [[Elizabeth Moon]] -American author

1946 - [[Matthew Fisher]] -English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Procol Harum)

1946 - [[Clive Gillinson]] -Indian-English cellist and educator

1946 - [[Daniel Goleman]] -American psychologist and author

1946 - [[Peter Wolf]] -American singer-songwriter (The J. Geils Band)

1947 - [[Helen Eadie]] -Scottish politician (d. 2013)

1947 - [[Richard Lawson (actor)|Richard Lawson]] -American actor and producer

1947 - [[Walter Röhrl]] -German race car driver

1949 - [[Ghulam Nabi Azad]] -Indian politician, Minister of Health and Family Welfare (India)|Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare

1949 - [[Genyo Takeda]] -Japanese video game developer and head of Nintendo's hardware division

1950 - [[Iris Chacón]] -Puerto Rican actress, singer, and dancer

1950 - [[Billy Joe DuPree]] -American football player

1950 - [[Franco Harris]] -American football player and businessman

1950 - [[J. R. Richard]] -American baseball player

1951 - [[Jeff Burroughs]] -American baseball player and coach

1951 - [[Rocco Prestia]] -American bass player (Tower of Power)

1952 - [[William Boyd (writer)|William Boyd]] -Ghanaian-English author and screenwriter

1952 - [[Ernie Isley]] -American guitarist and songwriter (The Isley Brothers and Isley-Jasper-Isley)

1952 - [[Viv Richards]] -Caribbean cricketer and footballer

1952 - [[Lynn Swann]] -American football player, sportscaster, and politician

1953 - [[Bernard Voyer]] -Canadian mountaineer and explorer

1954 - [[Eva Brunne]] -Swedish bishop

1955 - [[Michael Chance]] -English singer

1955 - [[Michael Jan Friedman]] -American author

1955 - [[Anupam Kher]] -Indian actor, singer, director, and producer

1955 - [[Tommy Kramer]] -American football player

1956 - [[Bryan Cranston]] -American actor, director, and producer

1956 - [[Andrea Levy]] -English author

1957 - [[Robert Harris (novelist)|Robert Harris]] -English journalist and author

1957 - [[Tomás Yarrington]] -Mexican economist and politician, Governor of Tamaulipas

1958 - [[Rick Bass]] -American author and activist

1958 - [[Rik Mayall]] -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1958 - [[Merv Neagle]] -Australian footballer and coach (d. 2012)

1959 - [[Tom Lehman]] -American golfer

1959 - [[Donna Murphy]] -American actress and singer

1959 - [[Nick Searcy]] -American actor

1960 - [[Joe Carter]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1960 - [[Ivan Lendl]] -Czech tennis player and coach

1960 - [[Jim Spivey]] -American runner and coach

1961 - [[Mary Beth Evans]] -American actress and producer

1961 - [[Mark Kumpel]] -American ice hockey player and coach

1961 - [[David Rutley]] -English businessman and politician

1962 - [[Irma Adlawan]] -Filipino actress

1962 - [[Taylor Dayne]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1962 - [[Peter Manley]] -English darts player

1962 - [[Sergei Aleksandrovich Prikhodko]] -Russian footballer and manager

1963 - [[Bill Brochtrup]] -American actor

1963 - [[Mike Eagles]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1963 - [[E. L. James]] -English author

1964 - [[Bret Easton Ellis]] -American author and screenwriter

1964 - [[Denyce Graves]] -American soprano

1964 - [[Andrew P. Mackenzie]] -British physicist

1964 - [[Wanda Sykes]] -American comedian, actress, and screenwriter

1965 - [[Jack Armstrong (baseball)|Jack Armstrong]] -American baseball player

1965 - [[Jean-Pierre Barda]] -French-Swedish singer and actor (Army of Lovers)

1965 - [[Steve Beuerlein]] -American football player and sportscaster

1965 - [[Cameron Daddo]] -Australian actor and producer

1965 - [[Ottoline Leyser]] -British plant biologist

1965 - [[Jesper Parnevik]] -Swedish golfer

1966 - [[Terry Carkner]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1966 - [[Atsushi Sakurai]] -Japanese singer-songwriter (Buck-Tick and Schwein)

1966 - [[Alex Sanders (pornographic actor)|Alex Sanders]] -American porn actor and director

1966 - [[Joy Tanner]] -American-Canadian actress

1967 - [[Muhsin al-Ramli]] -Iraqi writer, poet, translator and academic

1967 - [[Ruthie Henshall]] -English actress, singer, and dancer

1967 - [[Ai Yazawa]] -Japanese author and illustrator

1968 - [[Denis Boucher]] -Canadian baseball player and scout

1968 - [[Jeff Kent]] -American baseball player

1968 - [[Raju Sundaram]] -Indian actor and choreographer

1969 - [[Shin Ae-ra]] -South Korean actress

1969 - [[Warrel Dane]] -American singer-songwriter (Nevermore and Sanctuary (band)|Sanctuary)

1969 - [[Massimo Lotti]] -Italian footballer

1969 - [[Hideki Noda]] -Japanese race car driver

1970 - [[Rachel Weisz]] -English-American actress, singer, and producer

1971 - [[Peter Sarsgaard]] -American actor

1971 - [[Matthew Vaughn]] -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1972 - [[Jang Dong-gun]] -South Korean actor and singer

1972 - [[Maxim Roy]] -Canadian actress

1973 - [[Jason Bright]] -Australian race car driver

1973 - [[Sébastien Izambard]] -French tenor and producer (Il Divo)

1973 - [[Işın Karaca]] -English-Turkish singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1973 - [[Ray Parlour]] -English footballer

1974 - [[Larry Bagby]] -American actor and singer

1974 - [[Antonio de la Rúa]] -Argentinian lawyer

1974 - [[Hugo Ferreira]] -Angolan-American singer-songwriter (Tantric (band)|Tantric)

1974 - [[Jenna Fischer]] -American actress and director

1974 - [[Krizz Kaliko]] -American rapper (K.A.B.O.S.H.)

1974 - [[Facundo Sava]] -Argentinian footballer and manager

1975 - [[Audrey Marie Anderson]] -American actress

1975 - [[Leon Dunne]] -Australian swimmer

1975 - [[T. J. Thyne]] -American actor, director, producer, and sreenwriter

1977 - [[Paul Cattermole]] -English singer and actor (S Club 7)

1977 - [[Gianluca Grava]] -Italian footballer

1977 - [[Ronan O'Gara]] -Irish rugby player and coach

1977 - [[Mitja Zastrow]] -German-Dutch swimmer

1978 - [[Jaqueline Jesus]] -Brazilian psychologist and activist

1979 - [[Rodrigo Braña]] -Argentinian footballer

1979 - [[Amanda Somerville]] -American singer-songwriter (Aina (band)|Aina and Kiske/Somerville)

1980 - [[Murat Boz]] -Turkish singer-songwriter

1980 - [[Eric Godard]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1980 - [[Laura Prepon]] -American actress and producer

1981 - [[Rica Peralejo]] -Filipino actress and singer

1982 - [[Kate Michael]] -American model, Miss District of Columbia|Miss District of Columbia 2006

1982 - [[Erika Yamakawa]] -Japanese model and actress

1983 - [[Manucho]] -Angolan footballer

1983 - [[Taylor Tankersley]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Sebastián Viera]] -Uruguayan footballer

1984 - [[Mathieu Flamini]] -French footballer

1984 - [[Lindsay McCaul]] -American singer-songwriter

1984 - [[Rachel Rice]] -Welsh model and actress

1985 - [[Andre Fluellen]] -American football player

1985 - [[Cameron Prosser]] -Australian swimmer

1986 - [[Ben Griffin (footballer)|Ben Griffin]] -Australian footballer

1987 - [[Hatem Ben Arfa]] -French footballer

1987 - [[Niclas Bergfors]] -Swedish ice hockey player

1988 - [[Larry Asante]] -American football player

1989 - [[Gerald Anderson]] -Filipino-American actor

1990 - [[Abigail and Brittany Hensel]] -American conjoined twins

1990 - [[Taylor Jardine]] -American singer-songwriter (We Are the In Crowd)

1990 - [[Choi Jong-hoon]] -South Korean singer-songwriter and guitarist (F.T. Island)

1990 - [[Lefteris Matsoukas]] -Greek footballer

1991 - [[Michele Rigione]] -Italian footballer

1992 - [[Bel Powley]] -English actress

1993 - [[Denisa Allertová]] -Czech tennis player

1993 - [[Robbie Thomson]] -Scottish footballer

1994 - [[An-Sophie Mestach]] -Belgian tennis player

1995 - [[Jerome Binnom-Williams]] -English footballer

1997 - [[Honoka Miki]] -Japanese actress, model, and voice actress

History of Deaths


161 - [[Antoninus Pius]] -Roman emperor (b. 86)

413 - [[Heraclianus]] -Roman politician

1226 - [[William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury]] -English commander (b. 1176)

1274 - [[Thomas Aquinas|Saint Thomas Aquinas]] -Italian priest and philosopher (b. 1225)

1578 - [[Margaret Douglas]] -English daughter of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus (b. 1515)

1625 - [[Johann Bayer]] -German lawyer and cartographer (b. 1572)

1724 - [[Pope Innocent XIII]] -(b. 1655)

1767 - [[Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville]] -Canadian politician, 2nd List of colonial governors of Louisiana|Colonial Governor of Louisiana (b. 1680)

1778 - [[Charles De Geer]] -Swedish entomologist and arachnologist (b. 1720)

1810 - [[Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood]] -English admiral (b. 1750)

1838 - [[Robert Townsend (spy)|Robert Townsend]] -American spy (b. 1753)

1904 - [[Ferdinand André Fouqué]] -French geologist and petrologist (b. 1828)

1909 - [[Friedrich Amelung]] -German historian and businessman (b. 1842)

1913 - [[Pauline Johnson]] -Canadian poet and author (b. 1861)

1920 - [[Jaan Poska]] -Estonian lawyer and politician; 1st Minister of Foreign Affairs (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1866)

1928 - [[Robert Abbe]] -American surgeon and radiologist (b. 1851)

1932 - [[Aristide Briand]] -French journalist and politician, Prime Minister of France; Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)

1934 - [[Ernst Enno]] -Estonian poet and author (b. 1875)

1938 - [[Andreas Michalakopoulos]] -Greek politician, 116th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)

1942 - [[Lucy Parsons]] -American activist (b. 1853)

1943 - [[Alma Moodie]] -Australian violinist and educator (b. 1898)

1946 - [[Hendrik Adamson]] -Estonian poet and educator (b. 1891)

1949 - [[Francis Dodd (artist)|Francis Dodd]] -Welsh soldier and painter (b. 1874)

1949 - [[Bradbury Robinson]] -American football player, physician, and politician (b. 1884)

1952 - [[Paramahansa Yogananda]] -Indian guru and philosopher (b. 1893)

1954 - [[Otto Diels]] -German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)

1957 - [[Wyndham Lewis]] -English author and painter (b. 1882)

1961 - [[Govind Ballabh Pant]] -Indian lawyer and politician, 2nd List of Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh|Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (b. 1887)

1965 - [[Louise Mountbatten]] -German-Swedish wife of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1889)

1967 - [[Alice B. Toklas]] -American-French journalist and author (b. 1877)

1969 - [[Sampurnanand]] -Indian educator and politician, 2nd List of Governors of Rajasthan|Governor of Rajasthan (b. 1891)

1971 - [[Harold McNair]] -Jamaican-English saxophonist and flute player (b. 1931)

1974 - [[Alberto Rabagliati]] -Italian singer and actor (Lecuona Cuban Boys) (b. 1906)

1975 - [[Mikhail Bakhtin]] -Russian philosopher and critic (b. 1895)

1975 - [[Ben Blue]] -Canadian-American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1901)

1976 - [[Wright Patman]] -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1893)

1978 - [[Steve Bilko]] -American baseball player (b. 1928)

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

1982 - [[Ida Barney]] -American astronomer and academic (b. 1886)

1983 - [[Igor Markevitch]] -Ukrainian conductor and composer (b. 1912)

1984 - [[Paul Rotha]] -English historian and director (b. 1907)

1986 - [[Jacob K. Javits]] -American colonel and politician, 58th New York State Attorney General (b. 1904)

1988 - [[Divine (performer)|Divine]] -American drag queen performer, actor, and singer (b. 1945)

1988 - [[Robert Livingston (actor)|Robert Livingston]] -American actor and singer (b. 1904)

1991 - [[Cool Papa Bell]] -American baseball player (b. 1903)

1995 - [[Paul-Émile Victor]] -French ethnologist and explorer (b. 1907)

1997 - [[Emanuel Bronner]] -German-American businessman (b. 1908)

1997 - [[Edward Mills Purcell]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)

1999 - [[Sidney Gottlieb]] -American chemist and theorist (b. 1918)

1999 - [[Stanley Kubrick]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

2000 - [[Charles Gray (actor)|Charles Gray]] -English actor and singer (b. 1928)

2000 - [[Pee Wee King]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1914)

2001 - [[Frankie Carle]] -American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)

2004 - [[Paul Winfield]] -American actor (b. 1941)

2005 - [[John Box]] -English production designer and art director (b. 1920)

2005 - [[Debra Hill]] -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1950)

2006 - [[John Junkin]] -English actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)

2006 - [[Gordon Parks]] -American photographer, director, and composer (b. 1912)

2006 - [[Ali Farka Touré]] -Malian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)

2007 - [[Ronnie Wells]] -American singer (b. 1943)

2009 - [[Jang Ja-yeon]] -South Korean actress (b. 1982)

2010 - [[Mary Josephine Ray]] -Canadian-American super-centenarian (b. 1895)

2012 - [[Ravi (music director)|Ravi]] -Indian director and composer (b. 1926)

2012 - [[Cris Alexander]] -American actor, singer, dancer, and photographer (b. 1920)

2012 - [[Big Walter Price]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1914)

2012 - [[Włodzimierz Smolarek]] -Polish footballer and manager (b. 1957)

2012 - [[Pierre Tornade]] -French actor (b. 1930)

2012 - [[Aníbal Villacís]] -Ecuadoran painter (b. 1927)

2013 - [[Peter Banks]] -English guitarist and songwriter (Yes (band)|Yes, The Syn, and Flash (band)|Flash) (b. 1947)

2013 - [[Sybil Christopher]] -Welsh-American actress and director (b. 1929)

2013 - [[Damiano Damiani]] -Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1922)

2013 - [[Frederick B. Karl]] -American lieutenant and politician (b. 1924)

2013 - [[Claude King]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1923)

2014 - [[Hal Douglas]] -American voice actor (b. 1924)

2014 - [[Anatoly Borisovich Kuznetsov]] -Russian actor and director (b. 1930)

2014 - [[Tamás Nádas]] -Hungarian pilot (b. 1969)

2014 - [[Ned O'Gorman]] -American poet and educator (b. 1929)

2014 - [[Victor Shem-Tov]] -Israeli lawyer and politician, 8th Ministry of Health (Israel)|Israeli Minister of Health (b. 1915)

2015 - [[Izola Curry]] -American criminal (b. 1916)

2015 - [[G. Karthikeyan]] -Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1949)

2015 - [[F. Ray Keyser, Jr.]] -American lawyer and politician, 72nd Governor of Vermont (b. 1927)

2015 - [[Edmond Malinvaud]] -French economist and academic (b. 1923)

2015 - [[Yoshihiro Tatsumi]] -Japanese author and illustrator (b. 1935)

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