This Day in History

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

Events History


141 - [[Posthumous name|posthumously]] -known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han dynasty of China.

632 - [[Farewell Sermon]] -(Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada') of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

1009 - [[Lithuania]] -in the Annals of Quedlinburg|annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.

1230 - [[Bulgaria]] -Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria|tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Despotate of Epirus|Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.

1276 - [[Augsburg]] -becomes a Free imperial city.

1500 - [[Pedro Álvares Cabral]] -leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.

1566 - [[David Rizzio]] -private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1765 - [[Voltaire]] -judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son may have actually committed suicide.

1796 - [[Napoleon|Napoléon Bonaparte]] -marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.

1811 - [[Manuel Belgrano]] -at the Battle of Tacuarí.

1841 - [[Supreme Court of the United States|U.S. Supreme Court]] -rules in the ''United States v. The Amistad'' case that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.

1842 - [[Giuseppe Verdi]] -s third opera, ''Nabucco'', receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy's foremost opera writers.

1842 - [[gold]] -in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.

1847 - [[Mexican–American War]] -The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.

1862 - [[American Civil War]] -The {{USS|Monitor}} and {{Ship|CSS|Virginia}} fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.

1896 - [[Francesco Crispi]] -resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adwa.

1908 - [[Inter Milan]] -was founded on ''Football Club Internazionale'', following a schism from the Milan Cricket and Football Club.

1910 - [[Westmoreland County coal strike of 1910–11|Westmoreland County coal strike]] -involving 15,000 coal mining|coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.

1916 - [[Mexican Revolution]] -Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in Battle of Columbus (1916)|an attack against the border town of Columbus, New Mexico.

1925 - [[Pink's War]] -The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.

1933 - [[Great Depression]] -President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.

1944 - [[World War II]] -Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville Island|Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.

1944 - [[Bombing of Tallinn in World War II|Soviet Army planes attack Tallinn]] -Estonia.

1945 - [[Bombing of Tokyo]] -by the United States Army Air Forces begin, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.

1945 - [[World War II]] -Japanese coup d'état in French Indochina|A coup d'état by Japanese forces in French Indochina removes the French from power.

1946 - [[Bolton Wanderers F.C.|Bolton Wanderers]] -Burnden Park disaster|stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, kills 33 and injures hundreds more.

1954 - [[McCarthyism]] -CBS television broadcasts the ''See It Now'' episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly.

1956 - [[Red Army|Soviet forces]] -suppress 1956 Georgian demonstrations|mass demonstrations in the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic|Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev's de-Stalinization policy.

1957 - [[Moment magnitude scale|magnitude]] -1957 Andreanof Islands earthquake|8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.

1959 - [[Barbie]] -doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

1960 - [[Belding Hibbard Scribner]] -implants for the first time a shunt (medical)|shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.

1961 - [[Sputnik 9]] -successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich (Vostok programme)|Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.

1967 - [[Trans World Airlines]] -TWA Flight 553|Flight 553, a Douglas Aircraft Company|Douglas McDonnell Douglas DC-9|DC-9-15, crashes in a field in Concord Township, Champaign County, Ohio|Concord Township, Ohio following a mid-air collision with a Beechcraft Baron, killing 26.

1976 - [[Cavalese cable car disaster (1976)|Cavalese cable car disaster]] -the worst cable-car accident to date.

1977 - [[1977 Hanafi Siege|Hanafi Siege]] -In a thirty-nine-hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seize three Washington, D.C., buildings, killing two and taking 149 hostage.

1989 - [[Eastern Air Lines]] -files for bankruptcy.

1991 - [[March 1991 protests in Belgrade|Massive demonstrations]] -are held against Slobodan Milošević in Belgrade.

1997 - [[Comet Hale–Bopp]] -Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.

2011 - [[Space Shuttle Discovery|Space Shuttle ''Discovery'']] -makes its final landing after 39 flights.

2015 - [[Villa Castelli helicopter collision|collided]] -near Villa Castelli, Argentina killing 10 people.

Famous Birthdays


1213 - [[Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy]] -(d. 1271)

1285 - [[Emperor Go-Nijō]] -of Japan (d. 1318)

1454 - [[Amerigo Vespucci]] -Italian cartographer and explorer (d. 1512)

1564 - [[David Fabricius]] -German astronomer and theologian (d. 1617)

1568 - [[Aloysius Gonzaga]] -Italian saint (d. 1591)

1627 - [[John Bowne]] -English-American activist (d. 1695)

1695 - [[Martín Sarmiento]] -Spanish monk and scholar (d. 1772)

1720 - [[Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke]] -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (d. 1790)

1727 - [[Johann Gottlieb Preller]] -German cantor, composer, and surveyor (d. 1786)

1737 - [[Josef Mysliveček]] -Czech violinist and composer (d. 1781)

1749 - [[Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau]] -French journalist and politician (d. 1791)

1753 - [[Jean Baptiste Kléber]] -French general (d. 1800)

1758 - [[Franz Joseph Gall]] -German neuroanatomist and physiologist (d. 1828)

1763 - [[William Cobbett]] -English journalist and author (d. 1835)

1806 - [[Edwin Forrest]] -American actor and philanthropist (d. 1872)

1814 - [[Taras Shevchenko]] -Ukrainian poet and playwright (d. 1861)

1815 - [[David Davis (Supreme Court justice)|David Davis]] -American jurist and politician (d. 1886)

1820 - [[Samuel Blatchford]] -American lawyer and jurist (d. 1893)

1824 - [[Amasa Leland Stanford]] -American businessman and politician, founded Stanford University (d. 1893)

1833 - [[Frederick A. Schroeder]] -German-American businessman and politician (d. 1899)

1839 - [[Phoebe Knapp]] -American organist and composer (d. 1908)

1847 - [[Martin Pierre Marsick]] -Belgian violinist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)

1856 - [[Eddie Foy, Sr.]] -American actor and dancer (d. 1928)

1856 - [[Tom Roberts]] -English-Australian painter (d. 1931)

1882 - [[Arthur Beecher Carles]] -American painter and academic (d. 1952)

1887 - [[Fritz Lenz]] -German geneticist and physician (d. 1976)

1887 - [[Phil Mead]] -English cricketer and footballer (d. 1958)

1890 - [[Rupert Balfe]] -Australian footballer and lieutenant (d. 1915)

1890 - [[Vyacheslav Molotov]] -Russian politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Soviet Union)|Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1986)

1891 - [[José P. Laurel]] -Filipino lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the Philippines (d. 1959)

1892 - [[Vita Sackville-West]] -English author, poet, and gardener (d. 1962)

1894 - [[Frank Arnau]] -German journalist and author (d. 1976)

1900 - [[Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta]] -(d. 1948)

1902 - [[Will Geer]] -American actor and singer (d. 1978)

1904 - [[Paul Wilbur Klipsch]] -American soldier and engineer, founded Klipsch Audio Technologies (d. 2002)

1905 - [[Gerard Helders]] -Dutch jurist and politician, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (Netherlands)|Dutch Minister of Colonial Affairs (d. 2013)

1909 - [[Derk Bodde]] -American sinologist and historian (d. 2003)

1910 - [[Samuel Barber]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1981)

1915 - [[Johnnie Johnson (RAF officer)|Johnnie Johnson]] -English air marshal and pilot (d. 2001)

1918 - [[George Lincoln Rockwell]] -American sailor and politician, founded the American Nazi Party (d. 1967)

1918 - [[Mickey Spillane]] -American author and actor (d. 2006)

1919 - [[Cengiz Dağcı]] -Ukrainian author and poet (d. 2011)

1920 - [[Frank J. Dixon]] -American immunologist and academic (d. 2008)

1920 - [[Franjo Mihalić]] -Croatian-Serbian runner and coach (d. 2015)

1921 - [[Carl Betz]] -American actor (d. 1978)

1921 - [[Dimitris Horn]] -Greek actor (d. 1998)

1923 - [[James L. Buckley]] -American lawyer, judge, and politician

1923 - [[André Courrèges]] -French fashion designer

1923 - [[Walter Kohn]] -Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1926 - [[Joe Franklin]] -American radio and television host (d. 2015)

1928 - [[Gerald Bull]] -Canadian engineer and academic (d. 1990)

1929 - [[Desmond Hoyte]] -Guyanese lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Guyana (d. 2002)

1929 - [[Zillur Rahman]] -Bangladeshi politician, 19th President of Bangladesh (d. 2013)

1930 - [[Ornette Coleman]] -American saxophonist, violinist, trumpet player, and composer (d. 2015)

1930 - [[Taina Elg]] -Finnish-American actress and dancer

1931 - [[Thore Skogman]] -Swedish actor and singer (d. 2007)

1931 - [[Sam Williams (defensive lineman)|Sam Williams]] -American football player (d. 2013)

1932 - [[Qayyum Chowdhury]] -Bangladeshi painter and academic (d. 2014)

1932 - [[Walter Mercado]] -Puerto Rican astrologer and actor

1932 - [[Jože Pučnik]] -Slovenian sociologist and politician (d. 2003)

1932 - [[Keely Smith]] -American actress and singer

1933 - [[Mel Lastman]] -Canadian businessman and politician, 62nd Mayor of Toronto

1933 - [[Lloyd Price]] -American singer-songwriter

1933 - [[David Weatherall]] -English physician, geneticist, and academic

1934 - [[Del Close]] -American actor, author, and educator (d. 1999)

1934 - [[Yuri Gagarin]] -Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1968)

1934 - [[Marlene Streit]] -Canadian-American golfer

1934 - [[Joyce Van Patten]] -American actress

1935 - [[Andrew Viterbi]] -American engineer and businessman, co-founded Qualcomm|Qualcomm Inc.

1936 - [[Mickey Gilley]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1936 - [[Marty Ingels]] -American actor

1936 - [[Tom Sestak]] -American football player (d. 1987)

1937 - [[Bernard Landry]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 28th Premier of Quebec

1937 - [[Harry Neale]] -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster

1937 - [[Brian Redman]] -English race car driver

1938 - [[Lill-Babs]] -Swedish singer and actress

1938 - [[Tom Adams (actor)|Tom Adams]] -English actor (d. 2014)

1940 - [[Raúl Juliá]] -Puerto Rican-American actor and singer (d. 1994)

1941 - [[Ernesto Miranda]] -American criminal, inspired the Miranda warning|Miranda rights (d. 1976)

1942 - [[John Cale]] -Welsh singer-songwriter, viola player, and producer (The Velvet Underground and Theatre of Eternal Music)

1942 - [[Mark Lindsay]] -American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (Paul Revere & the Raiders)

1943 - [[Bobby Fischer]] -American chess player and author (d. 2008)

1943 - [[Charles Gibson]] -American journalist

1943 - [[Trish Van Devere]] -American actress

1944 - [[Lee Irvine]] -South African cricketer

1944 - [[Paola Quattrini]] -Italian actress

1945 - [[Robert Calvert]] -English singer-songwriter and playwright (Hawkwind) (d. 1988)

1945 - [[Dennis Rader]] -American serial killer

1945 - [[Robin Trower]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Procol Harum and The Paramounts)

1946 - [[Alexandra Bastedo]] -English actress (d. 2014)

1946 - [[Jim Cregan]] -English guitarist and songwriter (Blossom Toes, Streetwalkers, and Family (band)|Family)

1946 - [[Warren Skaaren]] -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1990)

1947 - [[Richard Adams (activist)|Richard Adams]] -Filipino-American activist (d. 2012)

1947 - [[Keri Hulme]] -New Zealand author and poet

1948 - [[Emma Bonino]] -Italian politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Italy)|Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs

1948 - [[Eric Fischl]] -American painter and sculptor

1948 - [[Jeffrey Osborne]] -American singer and drummer (L.T.D. (band)|L.T.D.)

1948 - [[Chris Thompson (English musician)|Chris Thompson]] -English singer and guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Night (band)|Night)

1949 - [[Jaime Lyn Bauer]] -American actress

1949 - [[Neil Hamilton (politician)|Neil Hamilton]] -Welsh lawyer and politician

1949 - [[Tapani Kansa]] -Finnish singer

1950 - [[Doug Ault]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2004)

1950 - [[Howard Shelley]] -English pianist and conductor

1950 - [[Danny Sullivan]] -American race car driver and sportscaster

1951 - [[Zakir Hussain (musician)|Zakir Hussain]] -Indian tabla player, composer, and actor

1951 - [[Michael Kinsley]] -American journalist and actor

1951 - [[Helen Zille]] -South African journalist and politician, 7th Premier of the Western Cape

1952 - [[Bill Beaumont]] -English rugby player and manager

1954 - [[Bobby Sands]] -Irish soldier and politician (d. 1981)

1955 - [[Teo Fabi]] -Italian race car driver

1955 - [[Ornella Muti]] -Italian actress

1955 - [[Józef Pinior]] -Polish academic and politician

1956 - [[Mark Dantonio]] -American football player and coach

1956 - [[Shashi Tharoor]] -Indian politician, Minister of External Affairs (India)|Indian Minister of External Affairs

1956 - [[David Willetts]] -English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

1957 - [[Faith Daniels]] -American journalist and talk show host

1957 - [[Mark Mancina]] -American guitarist and composer

1957 - [[Mona Sahlin]] -Swedish politician

1958 - [[Martin Fry]] -English singer-songwriter (ABC (band)|ABC and Vice Versa (band)|Vice Versa)

1958 - [[Jack Kenny]] -American screenwriter and producer

1958 - [[Branko Vukelić]] -Croatian politician, 11th Ministry of Defence (Croatia)|Minister of Defence for Croatia (d. 2013)

1958 - [[Paul MacLean (ice hockey)|Paul MacLean]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1959 - [[Tom Amandes]] -American actor and director

1959 - [[Giovanni di Lorenzo]] -German-Italian journalist

1959 - [[Lonny Price]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1960 - [[Finn Carter]] -American actress and photographer

1960 - [[Linda Fiorentino]] -American actress

1961 - [[Mike Leach (American football coach)|Mike Leach]] -American football player and coach

1961 - [[Rick Steiner]] -American wrestler

1961 - [[Darrell Walker]] -American basketball player and coach

1962 - [[Jan Furtok]] -Polish footballer and manager

1962 - [[Pete Wishart]] -Scottish singer and politician (Big Country and Runrig)

1963 - [[Ivan Henjak]] -Australian rugby player and coach

1963 - [[Terry Mulholland]] -American baseball player

1963 - [[David Pogue]] -American journalist

1963 - [[Jean-Marc Vallée]] -Canadian director and screenwriter

1964 - [[Juliette Binoche]] -French actress and dancer

1964 - [[Phil Housley]] -American ice hockey player and coach

1964 - [[Valérie Lemercier]] -French actress, singer, director

1964 - [[Aleksandr Puštov]] -Russian-Estonian footballer and manager

1964 - [[Steve Wilkos]] -American police officer and talk show host

1965 - [[Brian Bosworth]] -American football player and actor

1965 - [[Benito Santiago]] -Puerto Rican baseball player

1966 - [[Brendan Canty]] -American drummer and songwriter (Fugazi (band)|Fugazi)

1966 - [[Tony Lockett]] -Australian footballer

1966 - [[Michael Patrick MacDonald]] -Irish-American author and activist

1968 - [[Youri Djorkaeff]] -French footballer

1968 - [[Brian Heidik]] -American reality show contestant, winner of ''Survivor: Thailand''

1968 - [[Johnny Kelly]] -American drummer (Type O Negative, Danzig (band)|Danzig, A Pale Horse Named Death, and Seventh Void)

1969 - [[Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf]] -American basketball player

1969 - [[Kimberly Guilfoyle]] -American lawyer and journalist

1969 - [[Stefie Shock]] -Canadian singer-songwriter

1970 - [[Naveen Jindal]] -Indian politician

1970 - [[Martin Johnson (rugby union)|Martin Johnson]] -English rugby player and coach

1970 - [[Shannon Leto]] -American drummer and actor (Thirty Seconds to Mars and The Wondergirls)

1970 - [[Stephen Phillips (politician)|Stephen Phillips]] -English lawyer and politician

1970 - [[David Guido Pietroni]] -Italian director and producer

1971 - [[C-Murder]] -American rapper and actor

1971 - [[Emmanuel Lewis]] -American actor and singer

1971 - [[Diego Torres]] -Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor

1972 - [[Spencer Howson]] -Australian radio host

1972 - [[Jean Louisa Kelly]] -American actress and singer

1972 - [[Kerr Smith]] -American actor

1973 - [[Aaron Boone]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1973 - [[Liam Griffin (racing driver)|Liam Griffin]] -English racing driver and businessman

1975 - [[Roy Makaay]] -Dutch footballer and manager

1975 - [[Didiayer Snyder]] -Australian model, author, and interior designer

1975 - [[Chaske Spencer]] -American actor

1975 - [[Juan Sebastián Verón]] -Argentinian footballer

1976 - [[Yamila Diaz-Rahi]] -Argentinian model and actress

1976 - [[Ben Mulroney]] -Canadian journalist and game show host

1977 - [[Radek Dvořák]] -Czech ice hockey player

1978 - [[MickDeth]] -American bass player (Eighteen Visions, Bleeding Through, and Clear (hardcore band)|Clear) (d. 2013)

1978 - [[Lucas Neill]] -Australian footballer

1979 - [[Iryna Charnushenka-Stasiuk]] -Belarusian long jumper (d. 2013)

1979 - [[Melina Perez]] -American wrestler and actress

1980 - [[Chingy]] -American rapper and actor

1980 - [[Trent Croad]] -Australian footballer

1980 - [[Matthew Gray Gubler]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1981 - [[Antonio Bryant]] -American football player

1981 - [[Clay Rapada]] -American baseball player

1982 - [[Mirjana Lučić-Baroni]] -Croatian tennis player

1983 - [[Bobby Campo]] -American actor

1983 - [[Clint Dempsey]] -American soccer player

1983 - [[Ioannis Masmanidis]] -German footballer

1983 - [[Maite Perroni]] -Mexican singer-songwriter and actress (RBD)

1983 - [[Wayne Simien]] -American basketball player

1984 - [[Brian Cusworth]] -American basketball player

1984 - [[Joe Gilgun]] -English actor

1984 - [[Abdoulay Konko]] -French footballer

1984 - [[Julia Mancuso]] -American skier

1985 - [[Brent Burns]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1985 - [[Jesse Litsch]] -American baseball player

1985 - [[Rachel Nabors]] -American illustrator

1985 - [[Parthiv Patel]] -Indian cricketer

1986 - [[Brittany Snow]] -American actress and singer

1986 - [[Jana Jordan]] -American porn actress

1987 - [[Bow Wow (rapper)|Bow Wow]] -American rapper and actor

1988 - [[Alodia Gosiengfiao]] -Filipino model, actress, and singer

1989 - [[Artem Borodulin]] -Russian figure skater

1989 - [[Yudai Chiba]] -Japanese actor

1989 - [[Kim Tae-yeon]] -South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Girls' Generation Girls' Generation-TTS, and SM the Ballad)

1990 - [[YG (rapper)|YG]] -American rapper

1990 - [[Daley Blind]] -Dutch footballer

1990 - [[Bilel Ifa]] -Tunisian footballer

1990 - [[Tatsuki Machida]] -Japanese figure skater

1990 - [[Aras Özbiliz]] -Turkish footballer

1991 - [[Domo Genesis]] -American rapper (Odd Future)

1991 - [[Brenna O'Brien]] -Canadian actress

1992 - [[Dianne Necio]] -Filipino model, Binibining Pilipinas 2011|Binibining Pilipinas-International 2011

1993 - [[Larnell Cole]] -English footballer

1994 - [[Angeli Gonzales]] -Filipino actress

1995 - [[Hikaru Ohsawa]] -Japanese actress

History of Deaths


1202 - [[Sverre of Norway]] -(b. 1145)

1422 - [[Jan Želivský]] -Czech priest (b. 1380)

1440 - [[Frances of Rome]] -Italian nun and saint (b. 1384)

1566 - [[David Rizzio]] -Italian-Scottish courtier and politician (b. 1533)

1649 - [[James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton]] -Scottish politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1606)

1649 - [[Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland]] -English soldier and politician, Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (b. 1590)

1661 - [[Cardinal Mazarin]] -Italian-French academic and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1602)

1709 - [[Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu]] -English courtier and politician (b. 1638)

1808 - [[Joseph Bonomi the Elder]] -Italian architect, designed the Piercefield House and St James' Church, Great Packington|St James' Church (b. 1739)

1810 - [[Ozias Humphry]] -English painter and academic (b. 1742)

1825 - [[Anna Laetitia Barbauld]] -English poet, author, and critic (b.1743)

1851 - [[Hans Christian Ørsted]] -Danish physicist and chemist (b. 1777)

1888 - [[William I, German Emperor]] -(b. 1797)

1895 - [[Leopold von Sacher-Masoch]] -Austrian journalist and author (b. 1836)

1897 - [[Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani]] -Afghan ideologist and activist (b. 1838)

1897 - [[Sondre Norheim]] -Norwegian-American skier (b. 1825)

1905 - [[Nikolai Anderson]] -Estonian philologist and linguist (b. 1845)

1918 - [[Frank Wedekind]] -German author and playwright (b. 1864)

1925 - [[Willard Metcalf]] -American painter (b. 1858)

1926 - [[Mikao Usui]] -Japanese spiritual leader, founded Reiki (b. 1865)

1937 - [[Paul Elmer More]] -American journalist and critic (b. 1864)

1947 - [[Jhaverchand Meghani]] -Indian poet and playwright (b. 1896)

1948 - [[Edgar de Wahl]] -Ukrainian-Estonian linguist and scholar (b. 1867)

1954 - [[Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs]] -German astronomer and academic (b. 1912)

1954 - [[Vagn Walfrid Ekman]] -Swedish oceanographer and academic (b. 1874)

1960 - [[Jack Beattie]] -Irish educator and politician (b. 1886)

1964 - [[Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck]] -German general (b. 1870)

1966 - [[Pablo Birger]] -Argentinian race car driver (b. 1924)

1969 - [[Abdul Munim Riad]] -Egyptian general (b. 1919)

1971 - [[Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria]] -(b. 1902)

1974 - [[Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr.]] -American pharmacologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

1975 - [[Gleb W. Derujinsky]] -Russian-American sculptor and educator (b. 1888)

1983 - [[Faye Emerson]] -American-Spanish actress and singer (b. 1917)

1983 - [[Rex Marshall]] -American actor and radio host (b. 1919)

1983 - [[Ulf von Euler]] -Swedish physiologist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

1985 - [[Harry Catterick]] -English footballer and manager (b. 1919)

1988 - [[Kurt Georg Kiesinger]] -German lawyer and politician, 3rd Chancellor of Germany (b. 1904)

1989 - [[Robert Mapplethorpe]] -American photographer (b. 1946)

1991 - [[Jim Hardin]] -American baseball player (b. 1943)

1992 - [[Menachem Begin]] -Belarusian-Israeli soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)

1993 - [[Bob Crosby]] -American singer and actor (b. 1913)

1993 - [[C. Northcote Parkinson]] -English historian and author (b. 1909)

1994 - [[Charles Bukowski]] -German-American author and poet (b. 1920)

1994 - [[Eddie Creatchman]] -Canadian wrestler, referee, and manager (b. 1928)

1994 - [[Maurice Purtill]] -American drummer (Glenn Miller Orchestra (1937–44)|Glenn Miller Orchestra) (b. 1916)

1994 - [[Fernando Rey]] -Spanish actor (b. 1917)

1996 - [[George Burns]] -American actor and singer (b. 1896)

1996 - [[Harold Baigent]] -New Zealand actor (b. 1916)

1997 - [[Jean-Dominique Bauby]] -French journalist and author (b. 1952)

1997 - [[Terry Nation]] -Welsh author and screenwriter (b. 1930)

1997 - [[The Notorious B.I.G.]] -American rapper (Junior M.A.F.I.A.) (b. 1972)

1999 - [[Harry Somers]] -Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1925)

2000 - [[Jean Coulthard]] -Canadian composer and educator (b. 1908)

2000 - [[Ivo Robić]] -Croatian singer-songwriter (b. 1923)

2003 - [[Stan Brakhage]] -American director and cinematographer (b. 1933)

2003 - [[Bernard Dowiyogo]] -Nauruan politician, 2nd President of Nauru (b. 1946)

2004 - [[Gerald Deskin]] -American psychologist and therapist (b. 1929)

2004 - [[Rust Epique]] -American guitarist and painter (Crazy Town and pre)Thing) (b. 1968)

2004 - [[Albert Mol]] -Dutch actor and author (b. 1917)

2005 - [[Chris LeDoux]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)

2005 - [[Kurt Lotz]] -German businessman (b. 1912)

2005 - [[István Nyers]] -French-Hungarian footballer (b. 1924)

2005 - [[Jeanette Schmid]] -Czech-Austrian whistler (b. 1924)

2006 - [[Tom Fox (Quaker)|Tom Fox]] -American activist (b. 1951)

2006 - [[Geir Ivarsøy]] -Norwegian computer programmer, co-founded Opera Software|Opera Software ASA (b. 1957)

2006 - [[John Profumo]] -English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for War (b. 1915)

2006 - [[Laura Stoica]] -Romanian singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1967)

2007 - [[Brad Delp]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Boston (band)|Boston, RTZ (band)|RTZ, and Beatlejuice) (b. 1951)

2007 - [[Glen Harmon]] -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)

2007 - [[Jeanne Hopkins Lucas]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1935)

2010 - [[Willie Davis (baseball)|Willie Davis]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1940)

2010 - [[Doris Haddock]] -American activist and politician (b. 1910)

2011 - [[David S. Broder]] -American journalist and academic (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Peter Bergman (comedian)|Peter Bergman]] -American comedian and actor (b. 1939)

2012 - [[Herb Carnegie]] -Canadian ice hockey player and golfer (b. 1919)

2012 - [[Willye Dennis]] -American librarian and politician (b. 1926)

2012 - [[Joy Mukherjee]] -Indian actor and director (b. 1939)

2012 - [[Jose Tomas Sanchez]] -Filipino cardinal (b. 1920)

2013 - [[Aasia]] -Indian actress (b. 1952)

2013 - [[Tengiz Amirejibi]] -Georgian pianist (b. 1927)

2013 - [[Max Jakobson]] -Finnish journalist and diplomat (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Viren J. Shah]] -Indian politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal (b. 1926)

2013 - [[Merton Simpson]] -American painter and art collector (b. 1928)

2014 - [[Mohammed Fahim]] -Afghan field marshal and politician, Vice President of Afghanistan (b. 1924)

2014 - [[William Clay Ford, Sr.]] -American businessman (b. 1925)

2014 - [[Glenn McDuffie]] -American sailor (b. 1927)

2014 - [[Carlos Moreno (actor)|Carlos Moreno]] -Argentinian actor and director (b. 1938)

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

2015 - [[David B. Frohnmayer]] -American lawyer and politician, 12th Oregon Attorney General (b. 1940)

2015 - [[Wayne Kemp]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)

2015 - [[James Molyneaux, Baron Molyneaux of Killead]] -British soldier and peer; Northern Irish politician (b. 1920)

2015 - [[Camille Muffat]] -French swimmer (b. 1989)

2015 - [[Alexis Vastine]] -French boxer (b. 1986)

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