This Day in History

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

Events History


1010 - [[Ferdowsi]] -completes his epic poem ''Shahnameh''.

1126 - [[Alfonso VII of León and Castile|Alfonso VII]] -is proclaimed king of Castile and León.

1576 - [[Maya civilization|Mayan]] -city of Copán.

1618 - [[Johannes Kepler]] -discovers the Kepler's laws of planetary motion|third law of planetary motion.

1655 - [[John Casor]] -becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England's Thirteen Colonies|North American colonies where a crime was not committed.

1658 - [[Treaty of Roskilde]] -After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655–1661), Frederick III of Denmark|Frederick III, the King of Denmark–Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest.

1702 - [[Anne, Queen of Great Britain|Anne Stuart]] -sister of Mary II of England|Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of Kingdom of England|England, Kingdom of Scotland|Scotland, and Kingdom of Ireland|Ireland.

1722 - [[Safavid Empire]] -of Iran is defeated by an army from History of Afghanistan|Afghanistan at the Battle of Gulnabad, pushing Iran into anarchy.

1736 - [[Nader Shah]] -founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran.

1775 - [[Thomas Paine]] -publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the abolitionism in the United States|emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.

1777 - [[Germans in the American Revolution#Ansbach-Bayreuth|Ansbach and Bayreuth]] -sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.

1782 - [[Gnadenhutten massacre|Gnadenhütten massacre]] -Ninety-six Native Americans in the United States|Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio|Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.

1801 - [[War of the Second Coalition]] -At the Battle of Abukir (1801)|Battle of Abukir, a British force under Sir Ralph Abercromby lands in Egypt with the aim of ending the French campaign in Egypt and Syria.

1817 - [[New York Stock Exchange]] -is founded.

1844 - [[Oscar I of Sweden|Oscar I]] -ascends to the thrones of Union between Sweden and Norway|Sweden and Norway.

1862 - [[American Civil War]] -The iron-clad {{Ship|CSS|Virginia}} (formerly {{USS|Merrimack|1855|6}}) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia.

1868 - [[Sakai incident]] -Japanese samurai kill 11 French sailors in the port of Sakai, Osaka|Sakai near Osaka.

1910 - [[aviator|aviatrix]] -Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a Pilot licensing and certification|pilot's license.

1911 - [[International Women's Day]] -is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.

1914 - [[Royal Thai Air Force]] -at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok.

1916 - [[World War I]] -A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.

1917 - [[St. Petersburg]] -mark the beginning of the February Revolution (so named because it was February on the Julian calendar).

1917 - [[United States Senate]] -votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.

1920 - [[Arab Kingdom of Syria]] -the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.

1921 - [[Eduardo Dato Iradier]] -is assassinated while exiting the Cortes Generales|parliament building in Madrid.

1924 - [[Castle Gate Mine disaster]] -kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.

1936 - [[Daytona Beach and Road Course]] -holds its first oval stock car racing|stock car race.

1937 - [[Spanish Civil War]] -The Battle of Guadalajara begins.

1942 - [[World War II]] -Dutch forces surrender to Japanese forces on Java.

1947 - [[Republic of China Army]] -arrive in Taiwan after the 228 Incident and launch crackdowns which kill thousands of people, including many elites. This turns into a major root of the Taiwan independence movement.

1949 - [[Mildred Gillars]] -("Axis Sally") is condemned to prison for treason.

1949 - [[Vincent Auriol]] -and ex-emperor Bảo Đại sign the Élysée Accords, giving Vietnam greater independence from France and creating the State of Vietnam to oppose Viet Minh-led North Vietnam|Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

1957 - [[Egypt]] -re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.

1957 - [[1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress]] -which petitions the United States Congress|U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution|U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the Georgia (U.S. state)|U.S. state of Georgia.

1957 - [[Ghana]] -joins the United Nations.

1963 - [[Ba'ath Party]] -comes to power in Syria in 1963 Syrian coup d'état|a coup d'état by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.

1965 - [[United States Marines]] -are the first land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War.

1966 - [[Irish Republican Army]] -militants destroys Nelson's Pillar in Dublin.

1971 - [[Fight of the Century]] -between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali commences. Frazier wins in 15 rounds via unanimous decision.

1974 - [[Charles de Gaulle Airport]] -opens in Paris, France.

1978 - [[The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio series)|The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]] -', by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.

1979 - [[Philips]] -demonstrates the compact disc publicly for the first time.

1983 - [[National Association of Evangelicals|a convention of Evangelicals]] -U.S. President of the United States|President Ronald Reagan labels the Soviet Union an "evil empire".

1985 - [[1985 Beirut car bombing|supposed failed assassination attempt]] -on Islamic cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.

2004 - [[Law of Administration for the State of Iraq for the Transitional Period|constitution]] -is signed by Iraq's Iraqi Governing Council|Governing Council.

2014 - [[Malaysia Airlines Flight 370]] -disappears en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The aircraft is believed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia with the loss of all 239 people aboard.

Famous Birthdays


1286 - [[John III, Duke of Brittany]] -(d. 1341)

1293 - [[Beatrice of Castile (1293–1359)|Beatrice of Castile]] -(d. 1359)

1495 - [[John of God]] -Portuguese friar and saint (d. 1550)

1514 - [[Amago Haruhisa]] -Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1562)

1566 - [[Carlo Gesualdo]] -Italian lute player and composer (d. 1613)

1659 - [[Isaac de Beausobre]] -French pastor (d. 1738)

1617 - [[Tito Livio Burattini]] -Italian architect, historian, and engineer (d. 1681)

1702 - [[Anne Bonny]] -Irish-American pirate (d. 1782)

1712 - [[John Fothergill (physician)|John Fothergill]] -English physician and botanist (d. 1780)

1714 - [[Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach]] -German pianist and composer (d. 1788)

1726 - [[Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe]] -English admiral and politician, Treasurer of the Navy (d. 1799)

1746 - [[André Michaux]] -French botanist and explorer (d. 1802)

1748 - [[William V, Prince of Orange]] -(d. 1806)

1761 - [[Jan Potocki]] -Polish ethnologist, historian, and linguist (d. 1815)

1783 - [[Hannah Van Buren]] -American wife of Martin Van Buren (d. 1819)

1799 - [[Simon Cameron]] -American journalist and politician, 26th United States Secretary of War (d. 1889)

1804 - [[Alvan Clark]] -American astronomer and optician (d. 1887)

1814 - [[Ede Szigligeti]] -Romanian-Hungarian playwright and author (d. 1878)

1822 - [[Ignacy Łukasiewicz]] -Polish inventor and businessman, invented the Kerosene lamp (d. 1882)

1825 - [[Jules Barbier]] -French poet and playwright (d. 1901)

1826 - [[Johann Köler]] -Estonian painter and academic (d. 1899)

1827 - [[Wilhelm Bleek]] -German linguist and anthropologist (d. 1875)

1830 - [[João de Deus]] -Portuguese poet and educator (d. 1896)

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

1848 - [[LaMarcus Adna Thompson]] -American engineer and businessman, developed the roller coaster (d. 1917)

1856 - [[Bramwell Booth]] -English 2nd General of The Salvation Army (d. 1929)

1856 - [[Colin Campbell Cooper]] -American painter and academic (d. 1937)

1859 - [[Kenneth Grahame]] -Scottish-English banker and author (d. 1932)

1865 - [[Frederic Goudy]] -American type designer, created Copperplate Gothic and Goudy Old Style (d. 1947)

1879 - [[Otto Hahn]] -German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

1886 - [[Edward Calvin Kendall]] -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)

1892 - [[Juana de Ibarbourou]] -Uruguayan poet and author (d. 1979)

1896 - [[Charlotte Whitton]] -Canadian journalist and politician, 46th Mayor of Ottawa (d. 1975)

1897 - [[Margot Bryant]] -English actress (d. 1988)

1897 - [[Damerla Rama Rao]] -Indian painter (d. 1925)

1899 - [[Elmer Keith]] -American gun designer and author (d. 1984)

1900 - [[Howard H. Aiken]] -American physicist and computer scientist, created the Harvard Mark I (d. 1973)

1902 - [[Louise Beavers]] -American actress and singer (d. 1962)

1902 - [[Jennings Randolph]] -American journalist and politician (d. 1998)

1907 - [[Konstantinos Karamanlis]] -Greek lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Greece (d. 1998)

1908 - [[Lucio and Simplicio Godina]] -Filipino conjoined twins (d. 1936)

1909 - [[Beatrice Shilling]] -English motorcycle racer and engineer (d. 1990)

1910 - [[Bernard Benjamin]] -English statistician and demographer (d. 2002)

1910 - [[Claire Trevor]] -American actress and singer (d. 2000)

1911 - [[Alan Hovhaness]] -Armenian-American pianist and composer (d. 2000)

1912 - [[Preston Smith (governor)|Preston Smith]] -American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Texas (d. 2003)

1912 - [[Meldrim Thomson, Jr.]] -American publisher and politician, 73rd Governor of New Hampshire (d. 2001)

1914 - [[Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich]] -Belarusian-Russian physicist and astronomer (d. 1987)

1915 - [[Tapio Rautavaara]] -Finnish javelin thrower, actor, and singer (d. 1979)

1918 - [[Jacques Baratier]] -French director and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1920 - [[Douglass Wallop]] -American author and playwright (d. 1985)

1921 - [[Alan Hale, Jr.]] -American actor (d. 1990)

1921 - [[Sahir Ludhianvi]] -Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)

1922 - [[Ralph H. Baer]] -German-American video game designer, created the Magnavox Odyssey (d. 2014)

1922 - [[Cyd Charisse]] -American actress and dancer (d. 2008)

1922 - [[Carl Furillo]] -American baseball player (d. 1989)

1922 - [[Yevgeny Matveyev]] -Russian actor and director (d. 2003)

1922 - [[Shigeru Mizuki]] -Japanese author and illustrator

1924 - [[Anthony Caro]] -English sculptor and illustrator (d. 2013)

1924 - [[Georges Charpak]] -Ukrainian-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)

1924 - [[Sean McClory]] -Irish-American actor and director (d. 2003)

1925 - [[Warren Bennis]] -American scholar, author, and academic (d. 2014)

1926 - [[Grigori Kromanov]] -Estonian director and screenwriter (d. 1984)

1926 - [[Francisco Rabal]] -Spanish-French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1927 - [[Dick Hyman]] -American pianist and composer

1927 - [[Stanisław Kania]] -Polish politician

1927 - [[Irene Tinker]] -American economist and academic

1929 - [[Hebe Camargo]] -Brazilian actress and singer (d. 2012)

1930 - [[Bob Grim (baseball)|Bob Grim]] -American baseball player (d. 1996)

1930 - [[Douglas Hurd]] -English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

1931 - [[Neil Adcock]] -South African cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2013)

1931 - [[John McPhee]] -American author and educator

1931 - [[Gerald Potterton]] -English-Canadian animator, director, and producer

1931 - [[Neil Postman]] -American author and critic (d. 2003)

1933 - [[Luca Ronconi]] -Italian actor and director (d. 2015)

1933 - [[Evelyn Ay Sempier]] -American model, Miss America 1954 (d. 2008)

1934 - [[Marv Breeding]] -American baseball player and scout (d. 2006)

1935 - [[George Coleman]] -American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader

1936 - [[Sue Ane Langdon]] -American actress and singer

1936 - [[Gábor Szabó]] -Hungarian guitarist and composer (d. 1982)

1937 - [[Richard Fariña]] -American singer-songwriter and author (d. 1966)

1937 - [[Juvénal Habyarimana]] -Rwandan politician, 3rd President of Rwanda (d. 1994)

1938 - [[Pete Dawkins]] -American football player, colonel, and politician

1938 - [[Hans Fogh]] -Danish-Canadian sailor (d. 2014)

1938 - [[Juris Kalniņš]] -Latvian basketball player (d. 2010)

1938 - [[Bruno Pizzul]] -Italian footballer and journalist

1939 - [[Jim Bouton]] -American baseball player and journalist

1939 - [[Lynn Seymour]] -Canadian ballerina and choreographer

1939 - [[Lidiya Skoblikova]] -Russian speed skater and coach

1939 - [[Robert Tear]] -Welsh tenor and conductor (d. 2011)

1940 - [[Susan Clark]] -Canadian actress and producer

1940 - [[Jacques Doucet (sportscaster)|Jacques Doucet]] -Canadian sportscaster

1941 - [[Norman Stone]] -Scottish-English historian, author, and academic

1942 - [[Dick Allen]] -American baseball player and tenor

1942 - [[Palito Ortega]] -Argentinian singer, actor, and politician

1942 - [[Ann Packer]] -English sprinter, hurdler, and long jumper

1943 - [[Michael Grade]] -English businessman

1943 - [[Lynn Redgrave]] -English-American actress and singer (d. 2010)

1943 - [[Dionysis Simopoulos]] -Greek physicist and astronomer

1944 - [[Buzz Hargrove]] -Canadian union leader

1944 - [[Sergey Nikitin (musician)|Sergey Nikitin]] -Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1944 - [[Pepe Romero]] -Spanish guitarist and composer (The Romeros)

1945 - [[Bruce Broughton]] -American composer

1945 - [[Jim Chapman (congressman)|Jim Chapman]] -American lawyer and politician

1945 - [[Micky Dolenz]] -American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (The Monkees)

1945 - [[Anselm Kiefer]] -German painter and sculptor

1946 - [[Robert Jaworski]] -Filipino basketball player, coach, and politician

1946 - [[Randy Meisner]] -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Eagles (band)|The Eagles and Poco)

1946 - [[Yiannis Parios]] -Greek singer

1947 - [[Michael Allsup]] -American guitarist (Three Dog Night)

1947 - [[Carole Bayer Sager]] -American singer-songwriter and painter

1947 - [[Michael S. Hart]] -American author, founded Project Gutenberg (d. 2011)

1947 - [[Vladimír Mišík]] -Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Matadors, Blue Effect, Flamengo (Czech band)|Flamengo, and Etc...)

1947 - [[Florentino Pérez]] -Spanish engineer and businessman

1948 - [[Robert W. Boyd]] -American Physicist

1948 - [[Gyles Brandreth]] -English writer, broadcaster, actor and politician

1948 - [[Sam Lacey]] -American basketball player (d. 2014)

1948 - [[Peggy March]] -American singer

1948 - [[Jonathan Sacks]] -English rabbi and scholar

1949 - [[Natalia Kuchinskaya]] -Russian gymnast and coach

1949 - [[Karel Lismont]] -Belgian runner

1949 - [[Antonello Venditti]] -Italian singer-songwriter

1950 - [[Richard Ouzounian]] -Canadian-American director and critic

1951 - [[Ian Brown (director)|Ian Brown]] -English director and producer

1951 - [[Phil Edmonds]] -Zambian-English cricketer and businessman

1952 - [[George Allen (U.S. politician)|George Allen]] -American lawyer and politician, 67th Governor of Virginia

1953 - [[Angelos Anastasiadis]] -Greek footballer and coach

1953 - [[Pepper MaShay]] -American singer-songwriter

1953 - [[Jim Rice]] -American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster

1953 - [[Don Werner]] -American baseball player and coach

1954 - [[Cheryl Baker]] -English singer (Bucks Fizz (band)|Bucks Fizz and Co-Co (band)|Co-Co)

1954 - [[Bob Brozman]] -American guitarist (R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders) (d. 2013)

1954 - [[David Wilkie (swimmer)|David Wilkie]] -Sri Lankan-Scottish swimmer

1955 - [[Don Ashby]] -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1981)

1956 - [[Laurie Cunningham]] -English footballer (d. 1989)

1956 - [[John Kapelos]] -Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1957 - [[Clive Burr]] -English drummer and songwriter (Iron Maiden, Samson (band)|Samson, and Trust (band)|Trust) (d. 2013)

1957 - [[William Edward Childs]] -American pianist and composer

1957 - [[Cynthia Rothrock]] -American actress and martial artist

1957 - [[Bob Stoddard]] -American baseball player

1958 - [[Nick Capra]] -American baseball player and manager

1958 - [[Andy McDonald (politician)|Andy McDonald]] -English lawyer and politician

1958 - [[Gary Numan]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Tubeway Army)

1959 - [[Lester Holt]] -American journalist and actor

1959 - [[Aidan Quinn]] -American actor

1960 - [[Jeffrey Eugenides]] -American author and academic

1960 - [[Max Metzker]] -South African-Australian swimmer

1960 - [[Irek Mukhamedov]] -Russian ballet dancer

1960 - [[Buck Williams]] -American basketball player and coach

1961 - [[Camryn Manheim]] -American actress

1961 - [[Larry Murphy (ice hockey)|Larry Murphy]] -Canadian ice hockey player and journalist

1961 - [[Mark Salas]] -American baseball player and coach

1963 - [[Mike Lalor]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1964 - [[Kate Betts]] -American journalist and author

1964 - [[Thomas Bezucha]] -American director and screenwriter

1964 - [[Lance McCullers]] -American baseball player

1965 - [[Fátima Lopes]] -Portuguese fashion designer

1965 - [[Kenny Smith]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1966 - [[Gregory Barker]] -English politician

1966 - [[Jaime Levy]] -American computer scientist and academic

1967 - [[Joel Johnston]] -American baseball player

1968 - [[Michael Bartels]] -German race car driver

1968 - [[Jim Dougherty (baseball)|Jim Dougherty]] -American baseball player

1968 - [[Rob Dukes]] -American singer-songwriter (Exodus (American band)|Exodus and Generation Kill (band)|Generation Kill)

1968 - [[Ellen Forney]] -American author and illustrator

1968 - [[Shawn Mullins]] -American singer-songwriter (The Thorns)

1968 - [[Joanna Read]] -English director and playwright

1969 - [[Juan de Dios Ramírez Perales]] -Mexican footballer

1970 - [[Jason Elam]] -American football player

1970 - [[Nazario Moreno González]] -Mexican drug lord (d. 2014)

1970 - [[Andrea Parker]] -American actress and dancer

1971 - [[Kit Symons]] -English-Welsh footballer and manager

1972 - [[Georgios Georgiadis (footballer)|Georgios Georgiadis]] -Greek footballer and manager

1972 - [[Angie Hart]] -Australian singer (Frente! and Splendid (musical duo)|Splendid)

1972 - [[Fergal O'Brien]] -Irish snooker player

1972 - [[Matthew Nable]] -Australian rugby player and actor

1973 - [[Mickey Ferriols]] -American-Filipino actress

1973 - [[Boris Kodjoe]] -Austrian-American actor

1973 - [[Mark Lukasiewicz]] -American baseball player

1973 - [[Kurt Mollekens]] -Belgian race car driver

1973 - [[Justin Thompson]] -American baseball player

1973 - [[Anneke van Giersbergen]] -Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Gathering (band)|The Gathering and The Gentle Storm)

1974 - [[Fardeen Khan]] -Indian actor

1974 - [[Mike Moriarty]] -American baseball player

1974 - [[Stefan Müller (footballer born 1974)|Stefan Müller]] -German footballer

1975 - [[Mauro Briano]] -Italian footballer

1975 - [[Peggy Zina]] -Greek singer and actress

1976 - [[Gaz Coombes]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Supergrass, The Jennifers, and The Hotrats)

1976 - [[Juan Encarnación]] -Dominican baseball player

1976 - [[Ryan Freel]] -American baseball player (d. 2012)

1976 - [[Freddie Prinze, Jr.]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1976 - [[Hines Ward]] -American football player and sportscaster

1977 - [[Estelle Desanges]] -French porn actress

1977 - [[Michael Tarver]] -American wrestler

1977 - [[James Van Der Beek]] -American actor

1977 - [[Johann Vogel]] -Swiss footballer

1978 - [[Mohammed Bouyeri]] -Dutch-Moroccan murderer

1978 - [[Nick Zano]] -American actor and producer

1979 - [[Apathy (rapper)|Apathy]] -American rapper and producer (Army of the Pharaohs and Get Busy Committee)

1979 - [[Tom Chaplin]] -English singer-songwriter (Keane (band)|Keane)

1979 - [[Andy Ross]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (OK Go)

1979 - [[Jessica Jaymes]] -American porn actress

1980 - [[Stephen Milne]] -Australian footballer

1980 - [[Simon Peddie]] -Montserrat footballer

1980 - [[Charli Robinson]] -Australian actress and singer (Hi-5 (Australian band)|Hi-5)

1981 - [[Michael Beauchamp]] -Australian footballer

1981 - [[Glenda Gilson]] -Irish model and television host

1981 - [[Timothy Jordan II]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Jonezetta) (d. 2005)

1981 - [[Joost Posthuma]] -Dutch cyclist

1982 - [[Nicolas Armindo]] -French race car driver

1982 - [[Leonidas Kampantais]] -Greek footballer

1982 - [[Craig Stansberry]] -American baseball player

1982 - [[Kat Von D]] -Mexican-American tattoo artist

1982 - [[Isak Strand]] -Norwegian drummer and electronica artist

1983 - [[André Santos]] -Brazilian footballer

1983 - [[Mark Worrell]] -American baseball player

1984 - [[Rafik Djebbour]] -Algerian footballer

1984 - [[Ross Taylor]] -New Zealand cricketer

1984 - [[Sasha Vujačić]] -Slovenian basketball player

1985 - [[Ewa Sonnet]] -Polish model and singer

1985 - [[Mio Takeuchi]] -Japanese actress

1988 - [[Benny Blanco]] -American rapper and producer

1988 - [[Armanti Edwards]] -American football player

1988 - [[Elly Jackson]] -English singer-songwriter and producer (La Roux)

1988 - [[Bryan Termulo]] -Filipino singer and actor

1988 - [[Laura Unsworth]] -English field hockey player

1989 - [[Robbie Hummel]] -American basketball player

1990 - [[Kristinia DeBarge]] -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

1990 - [[Asier Illarramendi]] -Spanish footballer

1990 - [[Petra Kvitová]] -Czech tennis player

1990 - [[Nico Salva]] -Filipino basketball player

1990 - [[Ben Tozer]] -English footballer

1991 - [[Miriam Bryant]] -Swedish-Finnish singer-songwriter

1991 - [[Tom English (rugby union)|Tom English]] -Australian rugby player

1991 - [[Devon Werkheiser]] -American actor and singer

1992 - [[Uki Satake]] -Japanese idol, singer, actress, and radio host (9nine)

1993 - [[Stephanie Davis (actress)|Stephanie Davis]] -English actress

1994 - [[Pablo Dyego]] -Brazilian footballer

1994 - [[Dylan Tombides]] -Australian footballer (d. 2014)

1997 - [[Jurina Matsui]] -Japanese singer and actress (AKB48 and SKE48)

2001 - [[Azamour]] -Irish race horse (d. 2014)

History of Deaths


1126 - [[Urraca of León and Castile]] -(b. 1079)

1223 - [[Wincenty Kadłubek]] -Polish bishop and historian (b. 1161)

1403 - [[Bayezid I]] -Ottoman sultan (b. 1360)

1550 - [[John of God]] -Portuguese friar and saint (b. 1495)

1641 - [[Xu Xiake]] -Chinese geographer and explorer (b. 1587)

1702 - [[William III of England]] -(b. 1650)

1717 - [[Abraham Darby I]] -English blacksmith (b1678)

1731 - [[Ferdinand Brokoff]] -Czech sculptor (b. 1688)

1771 - [[Louis August le Clerc]] -French-Danish sculptor and academic (b. 1688)

1819 - [[Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge]] -American colonel and politician (b. 1739)

1844 - [[Charles XIV John of Sweden]] -(b. 1763)

1855 - [[William Poole]] -American criminal (b. 1821)

1869 - [[Hector Berlioz]] -French composer and critic (b. 1803)

1872 - [[Cornelius Krieghoff]] -Dutch-Canadian painter (b. 1815)

1874 - [[Millard Fillmore]] -American lawyer and politician, 13th President of the United States (b. 1800)

1887 - [[Henry Ward Beecher]] -American minister and activist (b. 1813)

1887 - [[James Buchanan Eads]] -American engineer, designed the Eads Bridge (b. 1820)

1889 - [[John Ericsson]] -Swedish-American engineer, designed the USS Monitor (b. 1803)

1907 - [[Marinos Antypas]] -Greek lawyer and journalist (b. 1872)

1917 - [[Ferdinand von Zeppelin]] -German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin|Zeppelin Company (b. 1838)

1923 - [[Krišjānis Barons]] -Latvian linguist and author (b. 1835)

1923 - [[Johannes Diderik van der Waals]] -Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1837)

1925 - [[Juliette Wytsman]] -Belgian painter (b. 1866)

1930 - [[William Howard Taft]] -American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 27th President of the United States (b. 1857)

1930 - [[Edward Terry Sanford]] -American lawyer, jurist, and politician, United States Assistant Attorney General (b. 1865)

1935 - [[Hachikō]] -Japanese dog (b. 1923)

1937 - [[Howie Morenz]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1902)

1941 - [[Sherwood Anderson]] -American author and poet (b. 1876)

1942 - [[José Raúl Capablanca]] -Cuban chess player (b. 1888)

1943 - [[Léon Thiébaut]] -French fencer (b. 1878)

1945 - [[Frederick Bligh Bond]] -English archaeologist and architect (b. 1864)

1948 - [[Hulusi Behçet]] -Turkish dermatologist and seismologist (b. 1889)

1951 - [[Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck|Martha Beck]] -American murderer (b. 1920)

1951 - [[Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck|Raymond Fernandez]] -American murderer (b. 1914)

1957 - [[Othmar Schoeck]] -Swiss composer and conductor (b. 1886)

1961 - [[Thomas Beecham]] -English conductor and composer (b. 1879)

1971 - [[Harold Lloyd]] -American actor and producer (b. 1893)

1972 - [[Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski]] -German SS officer (b. 1899)

1973 - [[Ron "Pigpen" McKernan]] -American keyboard player and songwriter (Grateful Dead) (b. 1945)

1975 - [[George Stevens]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)

1976 - [[Alfons Rebane]] -Estonian colonel (b. 1908)

1981 - [[Joseph Henry Woodger]] -English biologist and philosopher (b. 1894)

1983 - [[Chabuca Granda]] -Peruvian-American singer-songwriter (b. 1920)

1983 - [[Alan Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton]] -English lieutenant and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1904)

1983 - [[William Walton]] -English composer (b. 1902)

1985 - [[Edward Andrews]] -American actor (b. 1914)

1986 - [[Kersti Merilaas]] -Estonian author and poet (b. 1913)

1988 - [[Amar Singh Chamkila]] -Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1961)

1988 - [[Werner Hartmann (physicist)|Werner Hartmann]] -German physicist and academic (b. 1912)

1989 - [[Charles Exbrayat]] -French author (b. 1906)

1991 - [[John Bellairs]] -American author and academic (b. 1938)

1993 - [[Billy Eckstine]] -American singer and trumpet player (b. 1914)

1993 - [[Johannes Türn]] -Estonian chess and draughts player (b. 1899)

1995 - [[Paul Horgan]] -American historian and author (b. 1903)

1995 - [[Ingo Schwichtenberg]] -German drummer (Helloween) (b. 1965)

1996 - [[Jack Churchill]] -Hong Kong-English colonel (b. 1906)

1998 - [[Ray Nitschke]] -American football player and actor (b. 1936)

1999 - [[Adolfo Bioy Casares]] -Argentinian journalist and author (b. 1914)

1999 - [[Peggy Cass]] -American actress (b. 1924)

1999 - [[Joe DiMaggio]] -American baseball player and coach (b. 1914)

1999 - [[William Wrigley III]] -American businessman (b. 1933)

2001 - [[Edward Winter (actor)|Edward Winter]] -American actor (b. 1937)

2003 - [[Adam Faith]] -English singer and actor (b. 1940)

2003 - [[Karen Morley]] -American actress and singer (b. 1909)

2004 - [[Robert Pastorelli]] -American actor (b. 1954)

2004 - [[Muhammad Zaidan]] -Syrian terrorist, founded the Palestine Liberation Front (b. 1948)

2005 - [[César Lattes]] -Brazilian physicist and academic (b. 1924)

2005 - [[Aslan Maskhadov]] -Chechen commander and politician, 3rd President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (b. 1951)

2006 - [[Brian Barratt-Boyes]] -New Zealand surgeon (b. 1924)

2007 - [[Christopher Barrios, Jr.]] -American murder victim (b. 2001)

2007 - [[John Inman]] -English actor and singer (b. 1935)

2007 - [[Vicky Vanita]] -Greek actress (b. 1948)

2007 - [[John Vukovich]] -American baseball player and coach (b. 1947)

2008 - [[Carol Barnes]] -English journalist and actress (b. 1944)

2009 - [[Ali Bongo]] -Indian-English magician (b. 1929)

2009 - [[Hank Locklin]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)

2009 - [[Zbigniew Religa]] -Polish surgeon and politician, Ministry of Health (Poland)|Polish Minister of Health (b. 1938)

2011 - [[St. Clair Lee]] -American singer (The Hues Corporation) (b. 1944)

2011 - [[Mike Starr (musician)|Mike Starr]] -American bass player (Alice in Chains, Sun Red Sun, and Days of the New) (b. 1966)

2012 - [[Leslie Cochran]] -American activist (b. 1951)

2012 - [[Simin Daneshvar]] -Iranian author and academic (b. 1921)

2012 - [[Mike Fetchick]] -American golfer (b. 1922)

2012 - [[Bugs Henderson]] -American guitarist (Mouse and the Traps) (b. 1943)

2012 - [[Minoru Mori]] -Japanese businessman, founded the Mori Art Museum (b. 1934)

2012 - [[Steven Rubenstein]] -American anthropologist and academic (b. 1962)

2013 - [[Haseeb Ahsan]] -Pakistani cricketer and manager (b. 1939)

2013 - [[John O'Connell (Dublin politician)|John O'Connell]] -Irish journalist and politician (b. 1927)

2013 - [[George Saimes]] -American football player (b. 1941)

2013 - [[Raymond Telles]] -American politician and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Costa Rica (b. 1915)

2013 - [[Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin]] -German soldier and publisher (b. 1922)

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

2014 - [[James Ellis (actor)|James Ellis]] -Irish-English actor (b. 1931)

2014 - [[Buren Fowler]] -American guitarist (Drivin N Cryin) (b. 1959)

2014 - [[William Guarnere]] -American sergeant (b. 1923)

2014 - [[Wendy Hughes]] -Australian actress and producer (b. 1952)

2014 - [[Larry Scott (bodybuilder)|Larry Scott]] -American bodybuilder (b. 1938)

2015 - [[Inezita Barroso]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1925)

2015 - [[Pavlo Khudzik]] -Ukrainian footballer (b. 1985)

2015 - [[Tjol Lategan]] -South African rugby player (b. 1925)

2015 - [[Sam Simon]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)

2015 - [[Lew Soloff]] -American trumpet player, composer, and actor (Blood, Sweat & Tears and Mingus Big Band) (b. 1944)

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