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Day History: April-23

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Events History


215 - [[Temple of Venus Erycina|A temple]] -is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman Empire|Roman defeat at Battle of Lake Trasimene|Lake Trasimene.

599 - [[Scroll Serpent|Uneh Chan]] -of Calakmul attacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico, defeating queen Yohl Ik'nal and sacking the city.

711 - [[Dagobert III]] -is crowned King of the Franks.

1014 - [[Battle of Clontarf]] -Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.

1016 - [[Edmund Ironside]] -succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as king of England.

1343 - [[St. George's Night Uprising]] -commences in the Danish Estonia#Duchy of Estonia|Duchy of Estonia.

1348 - [[Order of the Garter]] -by King Edward III of England|Edward III is announced on Saint George|St. George's Day.

1516 - [[Reinheitsgebot]] -(regarding the ingredients of beer) is signed in Ingolstadt.

1521 - [[Battle of Villalar]] -Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor|King Charles I of Spain defeats the Revolt of the Comuneros|Comuneros.

1635 - [[Boston Latin School]] -is founded in Boston.

1655 - [[Siege of Santo Domingo (1655)|Siege of Santo Domingo]] -begins during the Anglo-Spanish War (1654–60)|Anglo-Spanish War, and fails seven days later.

1660 - [[Treaty of Oliva]] -is established between Sweden and Poland.

1661 - [[Charles II of England]] -Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.

1815 - [[Second Serbian Uprising|The Second Serbian Uprising]] -A second phase of the national revolution of the Serbs against the Ottoman Empire, erupts shortly after the annexation of the country to the Ottoman Empire.

1910 - [[President of the United States|American President]] -Theodore Roosevelt makes his "The Man in the Arena" speech.

1914 - [[baseball]] -game at History of Wrigley Field|Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park in Chicago.

1918 - [[World War I]] -The Royal Navy|British Royal Navy makes a Zeebrugge Raid|raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgium|Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.

1920 - [[Grand National Assembly of Turkey]] -(TBMM) is founded in Ankara, Turkey. It denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces the preparation of a Turkish Constitution of 1921|temporary constitution.

1927 - [[Cardiff City]] -defeat Arsenal F.C.|Arsenal in the 1927 FA Cup Final|FA Cup Final, the only time it has been won by a team not based in England.

1932 - [[De Adriaan, Haarlem|De Adriaan]] -Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later.

1935 - [[Polish Constitution of 1935]] -is adopted.

1940 - [[Rhythm Club fire]] -at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.

1941 - [[World War II]] -The Greek government and George II of Greece|King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.

1945 - [[Adolf Hitler]] -s designated successor Hermann Göring sends him Göring Telegram|a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich, which causes Hitler to replace him with Joseph Goebbels and Karl Dönitz.

1946 - [[Manuel Roxas]] -is elected the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

1949 - [[Chinese Civil War]] -Establishment of the People's Liberation Army Navy.

1951 - [[William N. Oatis]] -is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.

1955 - [[Canadian Labour Congress]] -is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour.

1961 - [[Algiers putsch]] -by French generals.

1967 - [[Soviet space program]] -Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) a manned spaceflight carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov is launched into orbit.

1968 - [[Vietnam War]] -Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City Columbia University protests of 1968|take over administration buildings and shut down the university.

1971 - [[Bangladesh Liberation War]] -The Pakistan Army and Razakars (Pakistan)|Razakars Jathibhanga massacre|massacre approximately 3,000 Hinduism|Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

1985 - [[Coca-Cola]] -changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than three months.

1990 - [[Namibia]] -becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

1993 - [[Eritrea]] -s vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.

1993 - [[Sri Lanka]] -politician Lalith Athulathmudali is Assassination of Lalith Athulathmudali|assassinated while addressing a gathering, approximately four weeks ahead of the Provincial Council elections for the Western Province, Sri Lanka|Western Province.

1997 - [[Omaria massacre]] -in Algeria: Forty-two villagers are killed.

2005 - [[YouTube]] -video uploaded, titled "Me at the zoo".

2013 - [[2013 Hawija clashes|violence breaks]] -out in Hawija, Iraq.

Famous Birthdays


1141 - [[Malcolm IV of Scotland]] -(d. 1165)

1185 - [[Afonso II of Portugal]] -(d. 1223)

1408 - [[John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford]] -(d. 1462)

1464 - [[Joan of France, Duchess of Berry]] -(d. 1505)

1484 - [[Julius Caesar Scaliger]] -Italian physician and scholar (d. 1558)

1500 - [[Alexander Ales]] -Scottish theologian and academic (d. 1565)

1516 - [[Georg Fabricius]] -German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)

1598 - [[Maarten Tromp]] -Dutch admiral (d. 1653)

1621 - [[William Penn (Royal Navy officer)|William Penn]] -English admiral and politician (d. 1670)

1628 - [[Johannes Hudde]] -Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1704)

1715 - [[Johann Friedrich Doles]] -German composer and conductor (d. 1797)

1720 - [[Vilna Gaon]] -Lithuanian rabbi and author (d. 1797)

1744 - [[Princess Charlotte Amalie Wilhelmine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön]] -(d. 1770)

1746 - [[Félix Vicq-d'Azyr]] -French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)

1791 - [[James Buchanan]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 15th President of the United States (d. 1868)

1792 - [[Thomas Romney Robinson]] -Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)

1794 - [[Wei Yuan]] -Chinese scholar and author (d. 1856)

1805 - [[Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz]] -German philosopher and academic (d. 1879)

1813 - [[Stephen A. Douglas]] -American educator and politician, 7th Illinois Secretary of State (d. 1861)

1813 - [[Frédéric Ozanam]] -Italian-French historian and scholar (d. 1853)

1823 - [[Abdülmecid I]] -Ottoman sultan (d. 1861)

1853 - [[Winthrop M. Crane]] -American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920)

1857 - [[Ruggero Leoncavallo]] -Italian composer (d. 1919)

1858 - [[Max Planck]] -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)

1858 - [[Ethel Smyth]] -English composer (d. 1944)

1860 - [[Justinian Oxenham]] -Australian public servant (d. 1932)

1861 - [[Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby]] -English field marshal and diplomat, List of diplomats of the United Kingdom to Egypt|British High Commissioner in Egypt (d. 1936)

1861 - [[John Peltz]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1906)

1865 - [[Ali-Agha Shikhlinski]] -Russian-Azerbaijani general (d. 1943)

1867 - [[Johannes Fibiger]] -Danish physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)

1872 - [[Violet Gordon-Woodhouse]] -English harpsichord player (d. 1951)

1876 - [[Arthur Moeller van den Bruck]] -German historian and author (d. 1925)

1880 - [[Michel Fokine]] -Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1942)

1882 - [[Albert Coates (musician)|Albert Coates]] -English composer and conductor (d. 1953)

1887 - [[Jenő Törzs]] -Hungarian actor (d. 1946)

1888 - [[Georges Vanier]] -Canadian general and politician, 19th Governor General of Canada (d. 1967)

1889 - [[Karel Doorman]] -Dutch admiral (d. 1942)

1891 - [[Sergei Prokofiev]] -Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1953)

1893 - [[Frank Borzage]] -American actor and director (d. 1952)

1894 - [[Cow Cow Davenport]] -American singer and pianist (d. 1955)

1895 - [[Johnny Hyde]] -Russian-American talent agent (d. 1950)

1895 - [[Ngaio Marsh]] -New Zealand author and director (d. 1982)

1897 - [[Lucius D. Clay]] -American general (d. 1978)

1897 - [[Folke Jansson]] -Swedish triple jumper (d. 1965)

1897 - [[Lester B. Pearson]] -Canadian historian and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)

1899 - [[Bertil Ohlin]] -Swedish economist and politician, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)

1899 - [[Minoru Shirota]] -Japanese physician and microbiologist, invented Yakult (d. 1982)

1900 - [[Jim Bottomley]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1959)

1900 - [[Joseph Green (actor)|Joseph Green]] -Polish-American actor and director (d. 1996)

1901 - [[E. B. Ford]] -English biologist and geneticist (d. 1988)

1902 - [[Halldór Laxness]] -Icelandic author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

1903 - [[Guy Simonds]] -English-Canadian general (d. 1974)

1904 - [[Cliff Bricker]] -Canadian runner (d. 1980)

1904 - [[Louis Muhlstock]] -Polish-Canadian painter (d. 2001)

1904 - [[Duncan Renaldo]] -Romanian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1985)

1907 - [[Lee Miller]] -American model and photographer (d. 1977)

1907 - [[Fritz Wotruba]] -Austrian sculptor, designed the Wotruba Church (d. 1975)

1908 - [[Myron Waldman]] -American animator and director (d. 2006)

1910 - [[Simone Simon]] -French actress (d. 2005)

1911 - [[Ronald Neame]] -English-American director, cinematographer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1913 - [[Diosa Costello]] -Puerto Rican-American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1915 - [[Arnold Alexander Hall]] -English engineer, academic, and businessman (d. 2000)

1916 - [[Yiannis Moralis]] -Greek painter and educator (d. 2009)

1917 - [[Dorian Leigh]] -American model (d. 2008)

1917 - [[Tony Lupien]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 2004)

1918 - [[Maurice Druon]] -French author and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1919 - [[Oleg Penkovsky]] -Russian colonel (d. 1963)

1920 - [[Eric Grant Yarrow, 3rd Baronet]] -English businessman

1921 - [[Cleto Bellucci]] -Italian archbishop (d. 2013)

1921 - [[Janet Blair]] -American actress and singer (d. 2007)

1921 - [[Warren Spahn]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)

1922 - [[Marjorie Cameron]] -American actress and occultist (d. 1995)

1922 - [[Jack May]] -English actor (d. 1997)

1923 - [[Dolph Briscoe]] -American lieutenant and politician, 41st Governor of Texas (d. 2010)

1923 - [[Avram Davidson]] -American soldier and author (d. 1993)

1924 - [[Chuck Harmon]] -American baseball player and scout

1924 - [[Bobby Rosengarden]] -American drummer and bandleader (d. 2007)

1926 - [[J. P. Donleavy]] -American-Irish author and playwright

1926 - [[Rifaat el-Mahgoub]] -Egyptian politician (d. 1990)

1926 - [[Richard Laws]] -English mammalogist and academic (d. 2014)

1928 - [[Shirley Temple]] -American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat (d. 2014)

1929 - [[George Steiner]] -French-American philosopher, author, and critic

1930 - [[Michael Bowen (bishop)|Michael Bowen]] -Gibraltarian-English archbishop

1930 - [[Alan Oppenheimer]] -American actor

1932 - [[Halston]] -American fashion designer (d. 1990)

1932 - [[Jim Fixx]] -American runner and author (d. 1984)

1933 - [[Annie Easley]] -American computer scientist, mathematician, and engineer (d. 2011)

1934 - [[George Canseco]] -Filipino composer and producer (d. 2004)

1934 - [[Fikret Hakan]] -Turkish actor, director, and screenwriter

1935 - [[Bunky Green]] -American saxophonist and educator

1936 - [[Roy Orbison]] -American singer-songwriter (Traveling Wilburys) (d. 1988)

1937 - [[Victoria Glendinning]] -English author and critic

1937 - [[David Mills (cricketer, born 1937)|David Mills]] -English cricketer (d. 2013)

1938 - [[S. Janaki]] -Indian singer

1939 - [[Jorge Fons]] -Mexican director and screenwriter

1939 - [[Bill Hagerty]] -English journalist

1939 - [[Lee Majors]] -American actor, singer, and producer

1939 - [[Ray Peterson]] -American singer (d. 2005)

1940 - [[Michael Copps]] -American academic and politician

1940 - [[Dale Houston]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)

1940 - [[Michael Kadosh]] -Israeli footballer and manager (d. 2014)

1941 - [[Jacqueline Boyer]] -French singer and actress

1941 - [[Paavo Lipponen]] -Finnish journalist and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Finland

1941 - [[Michael Lynne]] -American film producer, co-founded New Line Cinema

1941 - [[Ed Stewart]] -English radio and television host

1942 - [[Sandra Dee]] -American model and actress (d. 2005)

1943 - [[Gail Goodrich]] -American basketball player and coach

1943 - [[Tony Esposito]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager

1943 - [[Frans Koppelaar]] -Dutch painter

1943 - [[Delano Meriwether]] -American runner and physician

1943 - [[Hervé Villechaize]] -French-American actor (d. 1993)

1944 - [[Jean-François Stévenin]] -French actor and director

1946 - [[Richard Mottram]] -English civil servant

1947 - [[Robert Burgess (sociologist)|Robert Burgess]] -English sociologist and academic

1947 - [[Glenn Cornick]] -English bass player (Jethro Tull (band)|Jethro Tull and Paris (band)|Paris) (d. 2014)

1947 - [[Bernadette Devlin McAliskey]] -Irish politician

1947 - [[Carlton Sherwood]] -American soldier and journalist (d. 2014)

1948 - [[Pascal Quignard]] -French author and screenwriter

1948 - [[Serge Thériault]] -Canadian actor

1949 - [[Paul Collier]] -English economist and academic

1949 - [[David Cross (musician)|David Cross]] -English violinist (King Crimson)

1949 - [[Joyce DeWitt]] -American actress

1950 - [[Rowley Leigh]] -English chef and journalist

1952 - [[Narada Michael Walden]] -American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer

1953 - [[James Russo]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1954 - [[Tony Atlas]] -American bodybuilder and wrestler

1954 - [[Stephen Dalton]] -English air marshal

1954 - [[Lucinda Jenney]] -American actress

1954 - [[Michael Moore]] -American director, producer, and activist

1955 - [[Judy Davis]] -Australian actress

1955 - [[Fumi Hirano]] -Japanese voice actress

1955 - [[Tony Miles]] -English chess player (d. 2001)

1955 - [[Urmas Ott]] -Estonian journalist and author (d. 2008)

1955 - [[Mike Smith (presenter)|Mike Smith]] -English radio and television host (d. 2014)

1957 - [[Neville Brody]] -English graphic designer, typographer, and art director

1957 - [[Jan Hooks]] -American actress and singer (d. 2014)

1957 - [[Kenji Kawai]] -Japanese composer and conductor

1958 - [[Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson]] -Icelandic composer and producer

1958 - [[Ryan Walter]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1960 - [[Valerie Bertinelli]] -American actress

1960 - [[Steve Clark]] -English guitarist and songwriter (Def Leppard) (d. 1991)

1960 - [[Barry Douglas (musician)|Barry Douglas]] -Irish pianist and conductor

1960 - [[Léo Jaime]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (João Penca e Seus Miquinhos Amestrados)

1960 - [[Claude Julien (ice hockey)|Claude Julien]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1961 - [[Dirk Bach]] -German actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1961 - [[Terry Gordy]] -American wrestler (d. 2001)

1961 - [[George Lopez]] -American comedian, actor, and talk show host

1961 - [[Pierluigi Martini]] -Italian race car driver

1962 - [[John Hannah (actor)|John Hannah]] -Scottish actor and producer

1962 - [[Shaun Spiers]] -English businessman and politician

1963 - [[Paul Belmondo]] -French race car driver

1964 - [[Gianandrea Noseda]] -Italian pianist and conductor

1965 - [[Tommy DeCarlo]] -American singer-songwriter (Boston (band)|Boston)

1966 - [[Matt Freeman]] -American bass player (Operation Ivy (band)|Operation Ivy, Rancid (band)|Rancid, Social Distortion, Basic Radio, Downfall (band)|Downfall, and Devils Brigade)

1966 - [[Lembit Oll]] -Estonian chess player (d. 1999)

1966 - [[Jim Stynes]] -Irish-Australian footballer (d. 2012)

1967 - [[Rheal Cormier]] -Canadian baseball player

1967 - [[Kim Hee-ae]] -South Korean actress

1967 - [[Melina Kanakaredes]] -American actress

1968 - [[Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein]] -of Jordan

1968 - [[Princess Zein bint Al Hussein]] -of Jordan

1968 - [[Ken McRae]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1968 - [[Timothy McVeigh]] -American terrorist, committed the Oklahoma City bombing (d. 2001)

1969 - [[Martin López-Zubero]] -American-Spanish swimmer and coach

1969 - [[Arthur Phillips]] -American author

1969 - [[Yelena Shushunova]] -Russian gymnast

1969 - [[Byron Thames]] -American actor

1969 - [[Richard Wolstencroft]] -Australian director and producer

1970 - [[Sadao Abe]] -Japanese actor and singer (Group Tamashii)

1970 - [[Egemen Bağış]] -Turkish politician, 1st Ministry of European Union Affairs|Minister of European Union Affairs

1970 - [[Scott Bairstow]] -Canadian actor

1970 - [[Dennis Culp]] -American singer-songwriter and trombonist (Five Iron Frenzy and Brave Saint Saturn)

1970 - [[Andrew Gee]] -Australian rugby player and manager

1970 - [[Hans Välimäki]] -Finnish chef and author

1971 - [[Uli Herzner]] -German-American fashion designer

1971 - [[Charmaine Sinclair]] -English porn actress and model

1972 - [[Demet Akalın]] -Turkish singer-songwriter and model

1972 - [[Pierre Labrie]] -Canadian poet and playwright

1972 - [[Patricia Manterola]] -Mexican singer, actress, and fashion designer

1972 - [[Sonya Smith]] -American-Venezuelan actress

1972 - [[Peter Dench]] -English photographer and journalist

1973 - [[Patrick Poulin]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1973 - [[Cem Yılmaz]] -Turkish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1974 - [[Carlos Dengler]] -American bass player (Interpol (band)|Interpol)

1974 - [[Michael Kerr (rugby)|Michael Kerr]] -New Zealand-German rugby player

1974 - [[Barry Watson (actor)|Barry Watson]] -American actor and director

1975 - [[Jónsi]] -Icelandic singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sigur Rós and Jónsi & Alex)

1975 - [[Bobby Shaw]] -American football player

1976 - [[Gabriel Damon]] -American actor

1976 - [[Aaron Dessner]] -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The National (band)|The National)

1976 - [[Bryce Dessner]] -American guitarist and songwriter (The National (band)|The National and Clogs (band)|Clogs)

1976 - [[Tesfaye Jifar]] -Ethiopian runner

1977 - [[John Cena]] -American wrestler, actor, and rapper

1977 - [[Andruw Jones]] -Curaçaoan baseball player

1977 - [[Willie Mitchell (ice hockey)|Willie Mitchell]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1977 - [[John Oliver (comedian)|John Oliver]] -English-American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1977 - [[Kal Penn]] -American actor, producer, and civil servant

1977 - [[Lee Young-pyo]] -South Korean footballer

1978 - [[Gezahegne Abera]] -Ethiopian runner

1979 - [[Bengü (singer)|Bengü]] -Turkish singer

1979 - [[Wu Di (renju player)|Wu Di]] -Chinese renju player

1979 - [[Barry Hawkins]] -English snooker player

1979 - [[Jaime King]] -American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1979 - [[Joanna Krupa]] -Polish-American model and actress

1979 - [[Samppa Lajunen]] -Finnish skier

1979 - [[Lauri Ylönen]] -Finnish singer-songwriter (The Rasmus)

1980 - [[Yana Gupta]] -Czech model and actress

1981 - [[Seka Aleksić]] -Serbian singer, actress, and fashion designer

1981 - [[Sean Henn]] -American baseball player

1981 - [[Chris Sharma]] -American rock climber

1981 - [[Lady Gabriella Windsor]] -English journalist

1983 - [[Daniela Hantuchová]] -Slovakian tennis player

1983 - [[Aaron Hill (actor)|Aaron Hill]] -American actor

1983 - [[Miloš Karadaglić]] -Montenegrin guitarist

1984 - [[Alexandra Kosteniuk]] -Russian chess player

1985 - [[Taio Cruz]] -English singer-songwriter and producer

1985 - [[Angel Locsin]] -Filipino actress, producer, and fashion designer

1986 - [[Sven Kramer]] -Dutch speed skater

1986 - [[Alysia Montaño]] -American runner

1986 - [[Jessica Stam]] -Canadian model and actress

1987 - [[Michael Arroyo]] -Ecuadorian footballer

1987 - [[John Boye]] -Ghanaian footballer

1987 - [[Emily Fox]] -American basketball player and cup stacker

1987 - [[Bo'az Ma'uda]] -Israeli singer-songwriter

1988 - [[Victor Anichebe]] -Nigerian footballer

1988 - [[Prince Buaben]] -Ghanaian footballer

1988 - [[Molly Burnett]] -American actress and singer

1988 - [[Steph Houghton]] -English footballer

1988 - [[Erica Mer]] -American actress

1988 - [[Carla Quevedo]] -Argentine actress

1988 - [[Signe Ronka]] -Canadian figure skater and actress

1988 - [[Lenka Wienerová]] -Slovak tennis player

1989 - [[Nicole Vaidišová]] -Czech tennis player

1990 - [[Dev Patel]] -English actor

1990 - [[Matthew Underwood]] -American actor

1990 - [[Pikky Ya France]] -Namibian cricketer

1991 - [[Nathan Baker (footballer)|Nathan Baker]] -English footballer

1991 - [[Caleb Johnson (singer)|Caleb Johnson]] -American singer-songwriter

1992 - [[Syd tha Kyd]] -American singer, DJ, and producer (Odd Future and The Internet (band)|The Internet)

1994 - [[Patrick Olsen]] -Danish footballer

1995 - [[Gigi Hadid]] -American fashion model

1997 - [[Alex Ferris]] -Canadian actor

History of Deaths


303 - [[Saint George]] -Roman soldier and martyr (b. 275)

711 - [[Childebert III]] -Frankish king (b. 670)

725 - [[Wihtred of Kent]] -(b. 670)

871 - [[Æthelred of Wessex]] -(b. 837)

997 - [[Adalbert of Prague]] -Czech bishop, missionary, and saint (b. 956)

1014 - [[Brian Boru]] -Irish king (b. 941)

1016 - [[Æthelred the Unready]] -English son of Edgar the Peaceful (b. 968)

1124 - [[Alexander I of Scotland]] -(b. 1078)

1151 - [[Adeliza of Louvain]] -(b. 1103)

1217 - [[Inge II of Norway]] -(b. 1185)

1307 - [[Joan of Acre]] -(b. 1272)

1400 - [[Aubrey de Vere, 10th Earl of Oxford]] -English politician and noblemen (b. c. 1338)

1407 - [[Olivier de Clisson]] -French soldier (b. 1326)

1605 - [[Boris Godunov]] -Russian ruler (b. 1551)

1616 - [[Garcilaso de la Vega (chronicler)|Garcilaso de la Vega]] -Peruvian historian and author (b. 1539)

1616 - [[William Shakespeare]] -English actor, playwright, and poet (b. 1564)

1625 - [[Maurice, Prince of Orange]] -(b. 1567)

1695 - [[Henry Vaughan]] -Welsh poet and author (b. 1621)

1702 - [[Margaret Fell]] -English religious leader, founded the Religious Society of Friends (b. 1614)

1781 - [[James Abercrombie (British Army general)|James Abercrombie]] -Scottish general and politician (b. 1706)

1784 - [[Solomon I of Imereti]] -(b. 1735)

1792 - [[Karl Friedrich Bahrdt]] -German theologian and author (b. 1741)

1794 - [[Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes]] -French lawyer and politician (b. 1721)

1827 - [[Georgios Karaiskakis]] -Greek general (b. 1780)

1839 - [[Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin]] -French admiral and explorer (b. 1768)

1850 - [[William Wordsworth]] -English poet and author (b. 1770)

1889 - [[Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly]] -French author and critic (b. 1808)

1895 - [[Carl Ludwig]] -German physician and physiologist (b. 1815)

1905 - [[Gédéon Ouimet]] -Canadian politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (b. 1823)

1907 - [[Alferd Packer]] -American prospector (b. 1842)

1915 - [[Rupert Brooke]] -English soldier and poet (b. 1887)

1936 - [[Teresa de la Parra]] -French-Venezuelan author (b. 1889)

1951 - [[Jules Berry]] -French actor and director (b. 1883)

1951 - [[Charles G. Dawes]] -American banker and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

1965 - [[George Adamski]] -Polish-American ufologist and author (b. 1891)

1966 - [[George Ohsawa]] -Japanese founder of the Macrobiotic diet (b. 1893)

1975 - [[William Hartnell]] -English actor (b. 1908)

1979 - [[Death of Blair Peach|Blair Peach]] -New Zealand-English educator and activist (b. 1946)

1981 - [[Josep Pla]] -Catalan journalist and author (b. 1897)

1983 - [[Buster Crabbe]] -American swimmer and actor (b. 1908)

1984 - [[Red Garland]] -American pianist (Miles Davis Quintet) (b. 1923)

1985 - [[Sam Ervin]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1896)

1986 - [[Harold Arlen]] -American composer (b. 1905)

1986 - [[Jim Laker]] -English cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1922)

1986 - [[Otto Preminger]] -Ukrainian-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1906)

1990 - [[Paulette Goddard]] -American actress and philanthropist (b. 1910)

1991 - [[Johnny Thunders]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers) (b. 1952)

1992 - [[Satyajit Ray]] -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

1992 - [[Tanka Prasad Acharya]] -Nepalese politician, 27th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1912)

1993 - [[Cesar Chavez]] -American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers (b. 1927)

1995 - [[Douglas Lloyd Campbell]] -Canadian farmer and politician, 13th Premier of Manitoba (b. 1895)

1995 - [[Howard Cosell]] -American lawyer and journalist (b. 1918)

1995 - [[Riho Lahi]] -Estonian journalist (b. 1904)

1995 - [[John C. Stennis]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1904)

1996 - [[Jean Victor Allard]] -Canadian general (b. 1913)

1996 - [[P. L. Travers]] -Australian-English author and actress (b. 1899)

1997 - [[Denis Compton]] -English cricketer and footballer (b. 1918)

1998 - [[Konstantinos Karamanlis]] -Greek lawyer and politician, 172nd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1907)

1998 - [[James Earl Ray]] -American assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1928)

1998 - [[Thanassis Skordalos]] -Greek singer-songwriter and Cretan lyra|lyra player (b. 1920)

2003 - [[Fernand Fonssagrives]] -French-American photographer (b. 1910)

2005 - [[Joh Bjelke-Petersen]] -New Zealand-Australian politician, 31st Premier of Queensland (b. 1911)

2005 - [[Robert Farnon]] -Canadian-English trumpet player, composer and conductor (b. 1917)

2005 - [[Al Grassby]] -Australian journalist and politician (b. 1928)

2005 - [[John Mills]] -English actor, singer and producer (b. 1908)

2005 - [[Romano Scarpa]] -Italian author and illustrator (b. 1927)

2005 - [[Earl Wilson (baseball)|Earl Wilson]] -American baseball player, coach and educator (b. 1934)

2006 - [[Phil Walden]] -American record producer and manager, co-founder of Capricorn Records (b. 1940)

2007 - [[Paul Erdman]] -Canadian-American economist and author (b. 1932)

2007 - [[David Halberstam]] -American journalist, historian and author (b. 1934)

2007 - [[Peter Randall (GM)|Peter Randall]] -English sergeant (b. 1930)

2007 - [[Boris Yeltsin]] -Russian politician, 1st President of Russia (b. 1931)

2010 - [[Peter Porter (poet)|Peter Porter]] -Australian-born British poet (b. 1929)

2011 - [[Tom King (musician)|Tom King]] -American guitarist and songwriter (The Outsiders (American band)|The Outsiders and The Starfires (Cleveland band)|The Starfires) (b. 1943)

2011 - [[Geoffrey Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill]] -English businessman and politician (b. 1921)

2011 - [[John Sullivan (writer)|John Sullivan]] -English screenwriter and producer (b. 1946)

2012 - [[Lillemor Arvidsson]] -Swedish union leader and politician, 34th List of governors of Gotland County|Governor of Gotland (b. 1943)

2012 - [[Billy Bryans]] -Canadian drummer, songwriter and producer (The Parachute Club and Downchild Blues Band) (b. 1947)

2012 - [[Chris Ethridge]] -American bass player and songwriter (The Flying Burrito Brothers and International Submarine Band) (b. 1947)

2012 - [[Tommy Marth]] -American saxophonist (b. 1978)

2012 - [[Raymond Thorsteinsson]] -Canadian geologist and paleontologist (b. 1921)

2012 - [[LeRoy T. Walker]] -American football player and coach (b. 1918)

2013 - [[Colonial Affair]] -American race horse (b. 1990)

2013 - [[Shamshad Begum]] -Indian singer (b. 1919)

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

2013 - [[Robert W. Edgar]] -American educator and politician (b. 1943)

2013 - [[Tony Grealish]] -English footballer (b. 1956)

2013 - [[Norman Jones (actor)|Norman Jones]] -English actor (b. 1932)

2013 - [[Antonio Maccanico]] -Italian banker and politician (b. 1924)

2013 - [[Frank W. J. Olver]] -English-American mathematician and academic (b. 1924)

2013 - [[Kathryn Wasserman Davis]] -American philanthropist and scholar (b. 1907)

2014 - [[Benjamín Brea]] -Spanish-Venezuelan saxophonist, clarinet player, and conductor (Los Cañoneros) (b. 1946)

2014 - [[Michael Glawogger]] -Austrian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (b. 1959)

2014 - [[Connie Marrero]] -Cuban baseball player and coach (b. 1911)

2014 - [[F. Michael Rogers]] -American general (b. 1921)

2014 - [[Mark Shand]] -English conservationist and author (b. 1951)

2014 - [[Patric Standford]] -English composer and educator (b. 1939)

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

2015 - [[Ray Jackson (Aboriginal activist)|Ray Jackson]] -Australian activist (b. 1941)

2015 - [[Pierre Claude Nolin]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, Speaker of the Senate (Canada)|Speaker of the Canadian Senate (b. 1950)

2015 - [[Jim Steffen]] -American football player (b. 1936)

2015 - [[Sawyer Sweeten]] -American actor (b. 1995)

2015 - [[Francis Tsai]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1967)

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