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Day History: August-19

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Events History


295 - [[Roman temple|temple]] -to Venus (mythology)|Venus, the Roman mythology|Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility, is dedicated by Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges (consul 292 BC)|Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges during the Third Samnite War.

43 - [[Augustus|Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus]] -later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.

1153 - [[Baldwin III of Jerusalem]] -takes control of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from his mother Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem|Melisende, and also Siege of Ascalon|captures Ascalon.

1504 - [[Hiberno-Normans|Hiberno-Norman]] -de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe.

1561 - [[Mary, Queen of Scots]] -who was 18 years old, returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.

1612 - [[Samlesbury witches]] -, three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, England, are put on trial, accused of practicing witchcraft, one of the most famous Witch-hunt|witch trials in British history.

1666 - [[Second Anglo-Dutch War]] -Rear Admiral Robert Holmes (Royal Navy officer)|Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire".

1692 - [[Salem witch trials]] -In Salem, Massachusetts|Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay, five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft.

1745 - [[Charles Edward Stuart]] -raises his standard in Glenfinnan: The start of the Jacobite rising of 1745|Second Jacobite Rebellion, known as "the 45".

1759 - [[Battle of Lagos]] -Naval battle during the Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France.

1768 - [[Saint Isaac's Cathedral]] -is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

1772 - [[Gustav III of Sweden]] -stages a coup d'état, in which he assumes power and enacts a new constitution that divides power between the Riksdag of the Estates|Riksdag and the King.

1782 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -Battle of Blue Licks: The last major engagement of the war, almost ten months after the surrender of the British commander Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis|Charles Cornwallis following the Siege of Yorktown.

1812 - [[War of 1812]] -American frigate {{USS|Constitution}} USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere|defeats the British frigate {{HMS|Guerriere|1806|6}} off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada earning the nickname "Old Ironsides".

1813 - [[Gervasio Antonio de Posadas]] -joins Argentina's Second Triumvirate (Argentina)|Second Triumvirate.

1839 - [[Louis Daguerre]] -s daguerreotype|photographic process is a gift "free to the world".

1848 - [[California Gold Rush]] -The ''New York Herald'' breaks the news to the East Coast of the United States of the gold rush in California (although the rush started in January).

1854 - [[First Sioux War]] -begins when United States Army soldiers kill Lakota people|Lakota chief Conquering Bear and in return are Grattan massacre|massacred.

1861 - [[Weisshorn]] -fifth highest summit in the Alps.

1862 - [[American Indian Wars]] -During an uprising in Minnesota, Lakota people|Lakota warriors decide not to attack heavily-defended Fort Ridgely and instead turn to the settlement of New Ulm, Minnesota|New Ulm, killing white settlers along the way.

1895 - [[American frontier]] -murderer and outlaw John Wesley Hardin is killed by an off-duty policeman in a bar (establishment)|saloon in El Paso, Texas.

1909 - [[Indianapolis Motor Speedway]] -

1914 - [[Sofia]] -

1919 - [[Afghanistan]] -gains full independence from the United Kingdom.

1927 - [[Patriarch Sergius of Moscow]] -proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet Union.

1934 - [[Soap Box Derby]] -is held in Dayton, Ohio.

1934 - [[Führer]] -is approved by the German electorate with 89.9% of the popular vote.

1940 - [[North American B-25 Mitchell|B-25 Mitchell]] -medium bomber.

1942 - [[World War II]] -Dieppe Raid|Operation Jubilee: The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an amphibious warfare|amphibious assault by Allies of World War II|allied forces on Dieppe, France and fails, many Canadians are killed or captured. The operation was intended to develop and try new amphibious landing tactics for the coming full invasion in Normandy.

1944 - [[Liberation of Paris]] -Paris, France rises against Nazi Germany|German occupation with the help of Allied troops.

1945 - [[August Revolution]] -Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.

1953 - [[Cold War]] -The Central Intelligence Agency|CIA and Secret Intelligence Service|MI6 help to 1953 Iranian coup d'état|overthrow the government of Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

1955 - [[Hurricane Diane]] -claims 200 lives.

1960 - [[Lockheed U-2|U-2]] -pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage.

1960 - [[List of spacecraft called Sputnik|Sputnik program]] -''Korabl-Sputnik 2'': The Soviet Union launches the satellite with the dogs Soviet space dogs#Belka and Strelka|Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, two rats and a variety of plants.

1964 - [[Syncom 3]] -the first Geostationary orbit|geostationary communication satellite, was launched.

1965 - [[Prime Minister of Japan|Japanese prime minister]] -Eisaku Satō becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa Prefecture.

1978 - [[Cinema Rex fire]] -caused more than 400 deaths.

1980 - [[Saudia Flight 163]] -a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar burns after making an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing 301 people.

1981 - [[Gulf of Sidra incident (1981)|Gulf of Sidra Incident]] -United States fighters intercept and shoot down two Libyan Air Force (1951–2011)|Libyan Sukhoi Su-17|Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra.

1987 - [[Hungerford massacre]] -In the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with a semi-automatic rifle and then commits suicide.

1989 - [[Wojciech Jaruzelski]] -nominates Solidarity (Polish trade union)|Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be the first non-Communism|communist prime minister in 42 years.

1989 - [[Radio Caroline]] -the offshore pirate station in the North Sea, is raided by British and Dutch governments.

1989 - [[East Germany|East Germans]] -cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events that began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

1991 - [[Dissolution of the Soviet Union]] -1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt|August Coup: President of the Soviet Union|Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest while on holiday in the town of Foros, Ukraine.

1991 - [[Crown Heights riot]] -Black groups target Hasidic Judaism|Hasidic Jews on the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn|Crown Heights in New York City for three days, after two black children were hit by a car driven by a Hasidic man.

1999 - [[Belgrade]] -Serbia and Montenegro|Yugoslavia, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of President of Serbia and Montenegro|Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević.

2002 - [[Khankala Mi-26 crash]] -A Russian Mil Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechens|Chechen missile outside Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.

2003 - [[Canal Hotel bombing|car-bomb attack]] -on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency's top envoy Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.

2003 - [[Jerusalem]] -Israel, planned by Hamas, kills 23 Israelis, seven of them children, in the Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing.

2005 - [[Peace Mission 2005]] -begins.

2005 - [[Southern Ontario Tornado Outbreak of 2005|A series of strong storms]] -lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its Greater Toronto Area|surrounding communities. In Toronto, it is also dubbed the "Toronto Supercell".

2009 - [[August 2009 Baghdad bombings|series of bombings]] -in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.

2010 - [[Iraq War|Operation Iraqi Freedom]] -ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.

2012 - [[2012 Sudan Antonov An-26 crash|plane crash]] -kills 32 people in Sudan.

2013 - [[Dhamara Ghat train accident|train accident]] -in India kills at least 37 people and injures over a dozen.

Famous Birthdays


232 - [[Marcus Aurelius Probus]] -Roman emperor (d. 282)

1342 - [[Catherine of Bohemia]] -(d. 1395)

1398 - [[Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana]] -Spanish poet and politician (d. 1458)

1557 - [[Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg]] -(d. 1608)

1570 - [[Salamone Rossi]] -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1630)

1590 - [[Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland]] -English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (d. 1649)

1596 - [[Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia]] -(d. 1662)

1621 - [[Gerbrand van den Eeckhout]] -Dutch painter, etcher, and poet (d. 1674)

1646 - [[John Flamsteed]] -English astronomer and academic (d. 1719)

1686 - [[Eustace Budgell]] -English journalist and politician (d. 1737)

1689 - [[Samuel Richardson]] -English author and publisher (d. 1761)

1711 - [[Edward Boscawen]] -English admiral and politician (d. 1761)

1719 - [[Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec]] -French soldier and diplomat (d. 1791)

1743 - [[Madame du Barry]] -French mistress of Louis XV of France (d. 1793)

1777 - [[Francis I of the Two Sicilies]] -(d. 1830)

1819 - [[Julius van Zuylen van Nijevelt]] -Luxembourger-Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1894)

1835 - [[Tom Wills]] -Australian cricketer and umpire, co-founded Australian rules football (d. 1880)

1843 - [[C. I. Scofield]] -American minister and theologian (d. 1921)

1846 - [[Luis Martín]] -Spanish religious leader, 24th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1906)

1848 - [[Gustave Caillebotte]] -French painter and engineer (d. 1894)

1849 - [[Joaquim Nabuco]] -Brazilian politician and diplomat (d. 1910)

1853 - [[Aleksei Brusilov]] -Russian general (d. 1926)

1870 - [[Bernard Baruch]] -American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1965)

1871 - [[Orville Wright]] -American engineer and pilot, co-founded the Wright Company (d. 1948)

1873 - [[Fred Stone]] -American actor and producer (d. 1959)

1878 - [[Manuel L. Quezon]] -Filipino soldier, lawyer, and politician, 2nd President of the Philippines (d. 1944)

1881 - [[George Enescu]] -Romanian violinist, pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1955)

1883 - [[Coco Chanel]] -French fashion designer, founded the Chanel|Chanel Company (d. 1971)

1883 - [[Elsie Ferguson]] -American actress (d. 1961)

1883 - [[José Mendes Cabeçadas]] -Portuguese admiral and politician, 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)

1887 - [[S. Satyamurti]] -Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1943)

1889 - [[Arthur Waley]] -English orientalist and sinologist (d. 1966)

1895 - [[C. Suntharalingam]] -Sri Lankan lawyer, academic, and politician (d. 1985)

1899 - [[Charlie Hall (actor)|Charlie Hall]] -English-American actor (d. 1959)

1899 - [[Colleen Moore]] -American actress (d. 1988)

1900 - [[Olga Baclanova]] -Russian-Swiss actress and singer (d. 1974)

1900 - [[Gontran de Poncins]] -French author and adventurer (d. 1962)

1900 - [[Gilbert Ryle]] -English philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1976)

1902 - [[Ogden Nash]] -American poet and author (d. 1971)

1902 - [[J. B. L. Reyes]] -Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 1994)

1903 - [[James Gould Cozzens]] -American soldier and author (d. 1978)

1903 - [[Lewis Sargent]] -American actor (d. 1970)

1904 - [[Maurice Wilks]] -English engineer and businessman (d. 1963)

1906 - [[Philo Farnsworth]] -American inventor, invented the Fusor (d. 1971)

1907 - [[Hazari Prasad Dwivedi]] -Indian historian, author, and scholar (d. 1979)

1907 - [[Archie League]] -American air traffic controller (d. 1986)

1907 - [[Thruston Ballard Morton]] -American soldier and politician (d. 1982)

1910 - [[Quentin Bell]] -English historian and author (d. 1996)

1911 - [[Anna Terruwe]] -Dutch psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)

1913 - [[John Argyris]] -Greek engineer and academic (d. 2004)

1913 - [[Peter Kemp (writer)|Peter Kemp]] -Indian-English soldier and author (d. 1993)

1913 - [[Richard Simmons (actor)|Richard Simmons]] -American actor (d. 2003)

1914 - [[Lajos Baróti]] -Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2005)

1914 - [[Fumio Hayasaka]] -Japanese composer (d. 1955)

1915 - [[Ring Lardner, Jr.]] -American journalist and screenwriter (d. 2000)

1915 - [[Alfred Rouleau]] -Canadian businessman (d. 1985)

1916 - [[Dennis Poore]] -English race car driver and businessman (d. 1987)

1918 - [[Jimmy Rowles]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1996)

1919 - [[Malcolm Forbes]] -American publisher and politician (d. 1990)

1921 - [[Gene Roddenberry]] -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1991)

1924 - [[Willard Boyle]] -Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

1925 - [[Claude Gauvreau]] -Canadian poet and playwright (d. 1971)

1926 - [[Annie Palmen]] -Dutch singer (d. 2000)

1926 - [[Arthur Rock]] -American businessman

1926 - [[Angus Scrimm]] -American actor and author

1927 - [[L. Q. Jones]] -American actor and director

1928 - [[Norman Brooks (singer)|Norman Brooks]] -Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)

1928 - [[Bernard Levin]] -English journalist, author, and broadcaster (d. 2004)

1928 - [[Walter Massey (actor)|Walter Massey]] -Canadian actor (d. 2014)

1929 - [[Ion N. Petrovici]] -Romanian-German neurologist and academic

1930 - [[David G. Compton]] -English author

1930 - [[Frank McCourt]] -American author and educator (d. 2009)

1931 - [[Bill Shoemaker]] -American jockey and author (d. 2003)

1932 - [[Thomas P. Salmon]] -American lawyer and politician, 75th Governor of Vermont

1933 - [[Bettina Cirone]] -American model and photographer

1933 - [[David Hopwood]] -English microbiologist and geneticist

1933 - [[Debra Paget]] -American actress and singer

1934 - [[David Durenberger]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician

1934 - [[Renée Richards]] -American tennis player and ophthalmologist

1935 - [[Zahir Raihan]] -Bangladeshi author and director

1935 - [[Bobby Richardson]] -American baseball player and coach

1936 - [[Richard McBrien]] -American priest, theologian, and academic (d. 2015)

1937 - [[Richard Ingrams]] -English journalist, founded ''The Oldie''

1937 - [[William Motzing]] -American composer and conductor (d. 2014)

1938 - [[Joe Frank]] -American radio host

1938 - [[Diana Muldaur]] -American actress

1939 - [[Ginger Baker]] -English drummer and songwriter (Cream (band)|Cream, Blind Faith, Blues Incorporated, and Atomic Rooster)

1939 - [[Miranda Guinness, Countess of Iveagh]] -(d. 2010)

1940 - [[Johnny Nash]] -American singer-songwriter and actor

1940 - [[Jill St. John]] -American actress

1941 - [[Mihalis Papagiannakis]] -Greek educator and politician (d. 2009)

1942 - [[Fred Thompson]] -American actor, lawyer, and politician

1943 - [[Billy J. Kramer]] -English singer

1944 - [[Jack Canfield]] -American author

1944 - [[Buzz Kilman]] -American radio host

1944 - [[Bodil Malmsten]] -Swedish author and poet

1944 - [[Eddy Raven]] -American singer-songwriter

1944 - [[Charles Wang]] -Chinese-American businessman and philanthropist; co-founder, Computer Associates International

1945 - [[Sandro de América]] -Argentinian singer and actor (d. 2010)

1945 - [[Ian Gillan]] -English singer-songwriter (Ian Gillan Band, Gillan (band)|Gillan, Deep Purple, Episode Six, Black Sabbath, WhoCares)

1945 - [[Charles Wellesley, 9th Duke of Wellington]] -English politician

1946 - [[Charles Bolden]] -American general and astronaut

1946 - [[Bill Clinton]] -American lawyer and politician, 42nd President of the United States

1946 - [[Christopher Malcolm]] -Scottish-English actor and singer (d. 2014)

1946 - [[Beat Raaflaub]] -Swiss conductor and director

1946 - [[Dawn Steel]] -American film producer (d. 1997)

1947 - [[Dave Dutton]] -English actor and screenwriter

1947 - [[Terry Hoeppner]] -American football player and coach (d. 2007)

1947 - [[Gerard Schwarz]] -American conductor and director

1948 - [[Jim Carter (actor)|Jim Carter]] -English actor

1948 - [[Tipper Gore]] -American author and photographer, co-founded the Parents Music Resource Center

1948 - [[Robert Hughes (Australian actor)|Robert Hughes]] -Australian actor

1948 - [[Gerald McRaney]] -American actor, director, and producer

1948 - [[Tom Mullica]] -American magician and actor

1948 - [[Christy O'Connor Jnr]] -Irish golfer and architect

1949 - [[Michael Nazir-Ali]] -Pakistani-English bishop

1950 - [[Graeme Beard]] -Australian cricketer

1950 - [[Jennie Bond]] -English journalist and author

1950 - [[Sudha Murthy]] -Indian social worker and author

1951 - [[John Deacon]] -English bass player and songwriter (Queen (band)|Queen)

1951 - [[Lillian Müller]] -Norwegian model and actress

1951 - [[Gustavo Santaolalla]] -Argentinian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Bajofondo)

1952 - [[Jonathan Frakes]] -American actor and director

1953 - [[Mary Matalin]] -American political consultant

1953 - [[Nanni Moretti]] -Italian actor, director, and producer

1953 - [[Lynwood Slim]] -American singer and harmonica player (d. 2014)

1954 - [[Oscar Larrauri]] -Argentinian race car driver

1955 - [[Mary-Anne Fahey]] -Australian actress and screenwriter

1955 - [[Peter Gallagher]] -American actor and singer

1955 - [[Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal]] -Dominican-English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales

1955 - [[Ned Yost]] -American baseball player and manager

1956 - [[Adam Arkin]] -American actor, director, and producer

1956 - [[José Rubén Zamora]] -Guatemalan journalist, founded ''Siglo Veintiuno'' and ''El Periódico (Guatemala)|El Periódico''

1957 - [[Paul-Jan Bakker]] -Dutch cricketer

1957 - [[Martin Donovan]] -American actor and director

1957 - [[Ian Gould]] -English cricketer and umpire

1957 - [[Li-Young Lee]] -Indonesian-American poet and author

1957 - [[Christine Soetewey]] -Belgian high jumper

1957 - [[Gerda Verburg]] -Dutch union leader and politician, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (Netherlands)|Dutch Minister of Agriculture

1958 - [[Gordon Brand, Jnr]] -Scottish golfer

1958 - [[Gary Gaetti]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1958 - [[Anthony Muñoz]] -American football player, sportscaster, and actor

1958 - [[Brendan Nelson]] -Australian physician and politician, 47th Minister for Defence (Australia)|Minister for Defence for Australia

1958 - [[Darryl Sutter]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1958 - [[Lee Won-woo]] -South Korean basketball player (d. 2004)

1959 - [[Derya Alabora]] -Turkish actress

1959 - [[Susan Cummings (heiress)|Susan Cummings]] -Monegasque-American murderer

1959 - [[Ricky Pierce]] -American basketball player

1960 - [[Morten Andersen]] -Danish-American football player

1960 - [[Ron Darling]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1961 - [[Cor Bakker]] -Dutch pianist and radio host

1961 - [[Jonathan Coe]] -English author and academic

1961 - [[Tony Longo]] -American actor, producer, screenwriter (d. 2015)

1962 - [[Valérie Kaprisky]] -French actress

1962 - [[Raimonds Vilde]] -Latvian volleyball player and coach

1962 - [[Toll Yagami]] -Japanese drummer (Buck-Tick)

1963 - [[John Stamos]] -American actor, singer, and producer

1963 - [[Joey Tempest]] -Swedish singer-songwriter (Europe (band)|Europe)

1965 - [[Maria de Medeiros]] -Portuguese actress, singer, and director

1965 - [[Kevin Dillon]] -American actor

1965 - [[Kyra Sedgwick]] -American actress and producer

1966 - [[Lilian Garcia]] -Spanish-American ring announcer and singer

1966 - [[Lee Ann Womack]] -American singer-songwriter

1966 - [[Wilco Zeelenberg]] -Dutch motorcycle racer and manager

1967 - [[Satya Nadella]] -Indian-American businessman

1967 - [[Khandro Rinpoche]] -Indian spiritual leader

1968 - [[Nikolaos Kaklamanakis]] -Greek sailor and windsurfer

1968 - [[Mark McGuinn]] -American singer-songwriter

1969 - [[Nate Dogg]] -American rapper and actor (213 (group)|213) (d. 2011)

1969 - [[Kirk Herbstreit]] -American sportscaster

1969 - [[Paula Jai Parker]] -American actress, director, and producer

1969 - [[Matthew Perry]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1969 - [[Emigdio Preciado, Jr.]] -American criminal

1969 - [[Kazuyoshi Tatsunami]] -Japanese baseball player and coach

1969 - [[Patrick Van Horn]] -American actor

1969 - [[Clay Walker]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1970 - [[Fat Joe]] -American rapper and actor (Terror Squad (group)|Terror Squad and Diggin' in the Crates Crew)

1970 - [[Jeff Tam]] -American baseball player

1971 - [[Mary Joe Fernández]] -Dominican-American tennis player and coach

1971 - [[João Vieira Pinto]] -Portuguese footballer

1972 - [[Roberto Abbondanzieri]] -Argentinian footballer and manager

1972 - [[Sammi Cheng]] -Hong Kong singer and actress

1972 - [[Elizabeth Wolfgramm]] -American singer (The Jets (Minnesota band)|The Jets)

1972 - [[Chihiro Yonekura]] -Japanese singer-songwriter

1973 - [[Carl Bulfin]] -New Zealand cricketer

1973 - [[Clayton Counts]] -American DJ and composer (Bull of Heaven (band)|Bull of Heaven)

1973 - [[Marco Materazzi]] -Italian footballer and manager

1974 - [[Zubayr Al-Rimi]] -Saudi Arabian terrorist (d. 2003)

1974 - [[Ryo Fukawa]] -Japanese comedian and singer (No Plan)

1974 - [[Tim Kasher]] -American singer-songwriter (Cursive (band)|Cursive, The Good Life (band)|The Good Life, Slowdown Virginia, and Commander Venus)

1974 - [[Anja Knippel]] -German runner

1975 - [[Chynna Clugston]] -American illustrator

1975 - [[Tracie Thoms]] -American actress and singer

1976 - [[Stephan Schmidt (footballer)|Stephan Schmidt]] -German footballer and manager

1977 - [[Callum Blue]] -English actor

1977 - [[Régine Chassagne]] -Canadian singer-songwriter (Arcade Fire)

1977 - [[Iban Mayo]] -Spanish cyclist

1977 - [[Takahiro Yamada (musician)|Takahiro Yamada]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)

1978 - [[Michelle Borth]] -American actress

1978 - [[Chris Capuano]] -American baseball player

1979 - [[Dave Douglas (drummer)|Dave Douglas]] -American singer-songwriter and drummer (Relient K and Ace Troubleshooter)

1979 - [[Oumar Kondé]] -Swiss footballer

1980 - [[Houcine Camara]] -French singer

1980 - [[Darius Campbell]] -Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1980 - [[Jun Jin]] -South Korean singer and actor (Shinhwa)

1980 - [[Russell Kane]] -English comedian and actor

1980 - [[Paul Parry]] -Welsh footballer

1980 - [[Michael Todd (musician)|Michael Todd]] -American bass player (Coheed and Cambria)

1981 - [[Nick Kennedy]] -English rugby player

1981 - [[Percy Watson]] -American football player and wrestler

1982 - [[Erika Christensen]] -American actress

1982 - [[Willy Denzey]] -French singer

1982 - [[J. J. Hardy]] -American baseball player

1982 - [[Kevin Rans]] -Belgian pole vaulter

1983 - [[Mike Conway]] -English race car driver

1983 - [[Missy Higgins]] -Australian singer-songwriter and actress

1983 - [[John McCargo]] -American football player

1983 - [[Reeva Steenkamp]] -South African model (d. 2013)

1983 - [[Tammin Sursok]] -South African-Australian actress and singer

1984 - [[Micah Alberti]] -American actor

1984 - [[Simon Bird]] -English actor and screenwriter

1984 - [[Alessandro Matri]] -Italian footballer

1984 - [[Ryan Taylor (footballer, born 1984)|Ryan Taylor]] -English footballer

1985 - [[J. Evan Bonifant]] -American actor

1985 - [[Lindsey Jacobellis]] -American snowboarder

1986 - [[Sotiris Balafas]] -Greek footballer

1986 - [[Saori Kimura]] -Japanese volleyball player

1986 - [[Rúben Micael]] -Portuguese footballer

1986 - [[Christina Perri]] -American singer-songwriter

1987 - [[Nick Driebergen]] -Dutch swimmer

1987 - [[Nico Hülkenberg]] -German race car driver

1987 - [[Anaïs Lameche]] -French-Swedish singer (Play (group)|Play)

1987 - [[Richard Stearman]] -English footballer

1988 - [[Hoodie Allen]] -American rapper

1988 - [[Kirk Cousins]] -American football player

1988 - [[Travis Tedford]] -American actor

1988 - [[Veronica Roth]] -American author

1989 - [[Romeo Miller]] -American rapper, actor, and basketball player

1990 - [[Danny Galbraith]] -Scottish footballer

1990 - [[Kristel Viigipuu]] -Estonian biathlete

1991 - [[Nathan Lopez]] -Filipino actor

1994 - [[Guadalupe Pérez Rojas]] -Argentinian tennis player

1994 - [[Nafissatou Thiam]] -Belgian pentathlete

1996 - [[Hsu Ching-wen]] -Taiwanese tennis player

1997 - [[Joseph Castanon]] -American actor and singer

1998 - [[Ella Guevara]] -Filipino actress

History of Deaths


14 - [[Augustus]] -Roman emperor (b. 63 BC)

947 - [[Abu Yazid]] -Islamic rebel leader (b. 873)

1186 - [[Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany]] -(b. 1158)

1245 - [[Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence]] -(b. 1195)

1284 - [[Alphonso, Earl of Chester]] -(b. 1273)

1297 - [[Louis of Toulouse]] -French bishop and saint (b. 1274)

1493 - [[Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor]] -(b. 1415)

1580 - [[Andrea Palladio]] -Italian architect, designed the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Il Redentore (b. 1508)

1646 - [[Alexander Henderson (theologian)|Alexander Henderson]] -Scottish theologian and academic (b. 1583)

1654 - [[Yom-Tov Lipmann Heller]] -Bohemian rabbi (b. 1579)

1662 - [[Blaise Pascal]] -French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)

1680 - [[Jean Eudes]] -French priest, founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (b. 1601)

1691 - [[Köprülü Fazıl Mustafa Pasha]] -Ottoman commander and politician, 117th List of Ottoman Grand Viziers|Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1637)

1692 - [[John Proctor (Salem witch trials)|John Proctor]] -English-American farmer (b. 1632)

1702 - [[Anthony Grey, 11th Earl of Kent]] -English politician (b. 1645)

1753 - [[Johann Balthasar Neumann]] -German engineer and architect, designed Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (b. 1687)

1808 - [[Fredrik Henrik af Chapman]] -Swedish admiral and shipbuilder (b. 1721)

1822 - [[Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre]] -French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1749)

1883 - [[Jeremiah S. Black]] -American lawyer and politician, 24th United States Attorney General (b. 1810)

1889 - [[Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam]] -French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1838)

1895 - [[John Wesley Hardin]] -American criminal (b. 1853)

1900 - [[Jean-Baptiste Accolay]] -Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1833)

1914 - [[Franz Xavier Wernz]] -German religious leader, 25th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1844)

1915 - [[Tevfik Fikret]] -Turkish poet and educator (b. 1867)

1923 - [[Vilfredo Pareto]] -Italian sociologist and economist (b. 1845)

1928 - [[Stephanos Skouloudis]] -Greek banker and diplomat, 97th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1838)

1929 - [[Sergei Diaghilev]] -Russian critic and producer, founded Ballets Russes (b. 1872)

1936 - [[Federico García Lorca]] -Spanish poet, playwright, and director (b. 1898)

1936 - [[Hugh Lygon]] -German son of William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp (b. 1904)

1942 - [[Harald Kaarmann]] -Estonian footballer (b. 1901)

1945 - [[Tomás Burgos]] -Chilean philanthropist (b. 1875)

1950 - [[Giovanni Giorgi]] -Italian physicist and engineer (b. 1871)

1954 - [[Alcide De Gasperi]] -Italian journalist and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1881)

1957 - [[David Bomberg]] -English soldier and painter (b. 1890)

1957 - [[Carl-Gustaf Rossby]] -Swedish-American meteorologist and academic (b. 1898)

1959 - [[Jacob Epstein]] -American-English sculptor (b. 1880)

1959 - [[Blind Willie McTell]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1901)

1963 - [[Kathleen Parlow]] -Canadian violinist and educator (b. 1890)

1967 - [[Hugo Gernsback]] -Luxembourg-American author and publisher (b. 1884)

1967 - [[Isaac Deutscher]] -Polish-English journalist and historian (b. 1907)

1968 - [[George Gamow]] -Ukrainian-American physicist and cosmologist (b. 1904)

1970 - [[Paweł Jasienica]] -Polish soldier and historian (b. 1909)

1975 - [[Mark Donohue]] -American race car driver and engineer (b. 1937)

1975 - [[Jim Londos]] -Greek-American wrestler (b. 1897)

1976 - [[Alastair Sim]] -Scottish-English actor (b. 1900)

1976 - [[Ken Wadsworth]] -New Zealand cricketer (b. 1946)

1977 - [[Peter Dyneley]] -English-Canadian actor (b. 1921)

1977 - [[Aleksander Kreek]] -Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (b. 1914)

1977 - [[Groucho Marx]] -American comedian, actor, and singer (b. 1890)

1979 - [[Dorsey Burnette]] -American singer-songwriter (The Rock and Roll Trio) (b. 1932)

1979 - [[Mary Millington]] -English porn actress and model (b. 1945)

1979 - [[Joel Teitelbaum]] -Romanian-American rabbi and scholar (b. 1887)

1980 - [[Otto Frank]] -German-Swiss businessman (b. 1889)

1981 - [[Jessie Matthews]] -English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1907)

1982 - [[August Neo]] -Estonian-Swedish wrestler (b. 1908)

1986 - [[Hermione Baddeley]] -English-American actress and singer (b. 1906)

1993 - [[Utpal Dutt]] -Bangladeshi actor, director, and playwright (b. 1929)

1994 - [[Linus Pauling]] -American chemist and biologist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)

1995 - [[Pierre Schaeffer]] -French composer and musicologist (b. 1910)

1997 - [[Cathleen Cordell]] -American actress (b. 1915)

2000 - [[Bineshwar Brahma]] -Indian poet, author, and educator (b. 1948)

2000 - [[Tony Parisi (wrestler)|Tony Parisi]] -Italian-Canadian wrestler (b. 1941)

2000 - [[Theodore Trautwein]] -American lawyer and judge (b. 1920)

2001 - [[Betty Everett]] -American singer and pianist (b. 1939)

2001 - [[Donald Woods]] -South African journalist and activist (b. 1933)

2003 - [[Carlos Roberto Reina]] -Honduran lawyer and politician, President of Honduras (b. 1926)

2003 - [[Sérgio Vieira de Mello]] -Brazilian diplomat (b. 1948)

2005 - [[Abraham Bueno de Mesquita]] -Dutch actor (b. 1918)

2005 - [[Mo Mowlam]] -English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1949)

2008 - [[LeRoi Moore]] -American saxophonist and songwriter (Dave Matthews Band) (b. 1961)

2008 - [[Levy Mwanawasa]] -Zambian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Zambia (b. 1948)

2009 - [[Don Hewitt]] -American television producer, created ''60 Minutes'' (b. 1922)

2010 - [[Skandor Akbar]] -American wrestler and manager (b. 1934)

2011 - [[Gun Hägglund]] -Swedish journalist (b. 1932)

2011 - [[Raúl Ruiz (director)|Raúl Ruiz]] -Chilean director and producer (b. 1941)

2012 - [[Donal Henahan]] -American journalist and critic (b. 1921)

2012 - [[Ivar Iversen]] -Norwegian canoe racer (b. 1914)

2012 - [[Maïté Nahyr]] -Belgian actress (b. 1947)

2012 - [[Tony Scott]] -English-American director and producer (b. 1944)

2012 - [[Edmund Skellings]] -American poet and academic (b. 1932)

2013 - [[Musa'id bin Abdulaziz Al Saud]] -Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Russell S. Doughten]] -American director and producer (b. 1927)

2013 - [[Abdul Rahim Hatif]] -Afghan politician, 8th President of Afghanistan (b. 1926)

2013 - [[Donna Hightower]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)

2013 - [[José Sarria]] -American drag queen performer, founded the Imperial Court System (b. 1922)

2013 - [[Lee Thompson Young]] -American actor (b. 1984)

2013 - [[Cedar Walton]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1934)

2014 - [[Samih al-Qasim]] -Palestinian poet and journalist (b. 1939)

2014 - [[Simin Behbahani]] -Iranian poet and activist (b. 1927)

2014 - [[James Foley (journalist)|James Foley]] -American photographer and journalist (b. 1973)

2014 - [[Brian G. Hutton]] -American actor and director (b. 1935)

2014 - [[Adyar K. Lakshman]] -Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1933)

2014 - [[Candida Lycett Green]] -Irish-English journalist and author (b. 1942)

2014 - [[Odessa Sathyan]] -Indian director and producer (b. 1957)

2015 - [[George Houser]] -American minister and activist (b. 1916)

2015 - [[Antonio Larreta]] -Uruguayan actor and critic (b. 1922)

2015 - [[Sanat Mehta]] -Indian activist and politician (b. 1935)

2015 - [[Russell Poole]] -American police officer (b. 1956)

2015 - [[Doudou N'Diaye Rose]] -Senegalese drummer, composer, and bandleader (b. 1930)

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