This Day in History

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

Events History


70 - [[Siege of Jerusalem (AD 70)|Siege of Jerusalem]] -Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a Investment (military)|circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometres.

1381 - [[Peasants' Revolt]] -in England.

1416 - [[Council of Constance]] -called by Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor|Emperor Sigismund, a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for Heresy in Christianity|heresy.

1431 - [[Hundred Years' War]] -In Rouen, France, the 19-year-old Joan of Arc is Death by burning|burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. The Roman Catholic Church remembers this day as the celebration of Saint Joan of Arc.

1434 - [[Hussite Wars]] -Battle of Lipany: Effectively ending the war, Utraquist forces led by Diviš Bořek of Miletínek defeat and almost annihilate Taborite forces led by Prokop the Great.

1510 - [[Zhengde Emperor]] -Ming dynasty rebel leader Zhu Zhifan is defeated by commander Qiu Yue, ending the Prince of Anhua rebellion.

1536 - [[Henry VIII of England]] -marries Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives.

1539 - [[Florida]] -Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.

1574 - [[Henry III of France|Henry III]] -becomes King of France.

1588 - [[Spanish Armada]] -sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.

1631 - [[Gazette de France]] -', the first French newspaper.

1635 - [[Thirty Years' War]] -The Peace of Prague (1635)|Peace of Prague is signed.

1642 - [[Charles I of England|Charles I]] -are retrospectively List of Ordinances and Acts of the Parliament of England, 1642–60|annulled by Parliament.

1806 - [[Andrew Jackson]] -kills Charles Dickinson (historical figure)|Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

1814 - [[Napoleonic Wars]] -War of the Sixth Coalition: The Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent. Napoleon is exiled to Elba.

1815 - [[East Indiaman]] -''Arniston (East Indiaman)|Arniston'' is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, in present-day South Africa, with the loss of 372 lives.

1832 - [[Hambach Festival]] -in Rhineland-Palatinate, German Confederation|Germany.

1832 - [[Rideau Canal]] -in eastern Ontario is opened.

1834 - [[Joaquim António de Aguiar]] -issues a law extinguishing "all convents, monasteries, colleges, hospices and any other houses of the regular religious orders" in Portugal, earning him the nickname of "The Friar-Killer".

1842 - [[Queen Victoria]] -as she drives down Constitution Hill, London|Constitution Hill in London with Albert, Prince Consort|Prince Albert.

1845 - [[Fatel Razack]] -' lands in the Gulf of Paria in Trinidad and Tobago carrying the first East Indians to the country.

1854 - [[Kansas–Nebraska Act]] -becomes law establishing the Political divisions of the United States|US territories of Kansas and Nebraska.

1868 - [[Memorial Day]] -) is observed in the United States for the first time (by "Commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic" John A. Logan's proclamation on May 5).

1876 - [[Abdülaziz]] -is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murad V.

1883 - [[Brooklyn Bridge]] -is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.

1899 - [[Pearl Hart]] -a female outlaw of the American frontier|Old West, robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.

1911 - [[Indianapolis Motor Speedway]] -the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp|Marmon ''Wasp'' becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.

1913 - [[First Balkan War]] -The Treaty of London (1913)|Treaty of London, is signed ending the war. Albania becomes an independent nation.

1914 - [[Cunard Line|Cunard]] -ocean liner {{RMS|Aquitania}}, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York City.

1917 - [[Alexander of Greece|Alexander I]] -becomes king of Greece.

1922 - [[Lincoln Memorial]] -is dedicated in Washington, D.C..

1925 - [[May Thirtieth Movement]] -Shanghai Municipal Police Force shoot and kill 13 protesting workers.

1932 - [[National Theatre of Greece]] -is founded.

1937 - [[Memorial Day massacre of 1937|Memorial Day massacre]] -Chicago police shoot and kill ten labor demonstrators.

1941 - [[World War II]] -Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climb the Athenian Acropolis and tear down the Nazi swastika.

1948 - [[Columbia River]] -breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon, within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.

1958 - [[Korean War]] -respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns|Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

1959 - [[Auckland Harbour Bridge]] -crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened by Governor-General of New Zealand|Governor-General Charles Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham.

1961 - [[Rafael Trujillo]] -is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

1963 - [[Buddhist crisis]] -is held outside South Vietnam's National Assembly, the first open demonstration during the eight-year rule of Ngo Dinh Diem.

1966 - [[Democratic Republic of the Congo|Congolese]] -Prime Minister, Évariste Kimba, and several other politicians are publicly executed in Kinshasa on the orders of President Mobutu Sese Seko|Joseph Mobutu.

1966 - [[Surveyor 1]] -', the first US spacecraft to land on an extraterrestrial body.

1967 - [[Nigeria]] -Eastern Region declares independence as the Biafra|Republic of Biafra, sparking a Nigerian Civil War|civil war.

1968 - [[Charles de Gaulle]] -reappears publicly after his flight to Baden-Baden, Germany, and dissolves the French National Assembly by a radio appeal. Immediately after, less than one million of his supporters march on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This is the turning point of May 1968 events in France.

1971 - [[Mariner program]] -''Mariner 9'' is launched to map 70% of the surface, and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface, of Mars.

1972 - [[The Angry Brigade]] -goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout the United Kingdom.

1972 - [[Tel Aviv]] -Israel, members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others.

1974 - [[Airbus A300]] -passenger aircraft first enters service.

1989 - [[Tiananmen Square protests of 1989]] -The 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.

1998 - [[earthquake]] -hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.

1998 - [[Nuclear weapons testing|Nuclear Testing]] -Pakistan conducts an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt.

2003 - [[Depayin massacre]] -At least 70 people associated with the National League for Democracy are killed by government-sponsored mob in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi fled the scene, but is arrested soon afterwards.

2005 - [[Disappearance of Natalee Holloway|Natalee Holloway]] -disappears while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, and caused a media sensation in the United States.

2012 - [[Liberia]] -president, Charles Taylor (Liberian politician)|Charles Taylor, is sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in atrocities committed during the Sierra Leone Civil War.

2013 - [[Nigeria]] -passes a law Same-sex marriage in Nigeria|banning same-sex marriage.

Famous Birthdays


1010 - [[Emperor Renzong of Song]] -(d. 1063)

1423 - [[Georg von Peuerbach]] -German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1461)

1623 - [[John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater]] -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (d. 1686)

1653 - [[Claudia Felicitas of Austria]] -(d. 1676)

1686 - [[Antonina Houbraken]] -Dutch illustrator (d. 1736)

1718 - [[Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire]] -English politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1793)

1719 - [[Roger Newdigate]] -English politician (d. 1806)

1757 - [[Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth]] -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1844)

1768 - [[Étienne Marie Antoine Champion de Nansouty]] -French general (d. 1815)

1768 - [[Georg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann]] -German mineralogist and geologist (d. 1873)

1800 - [[Henri-Marie-Gaston Boisnormand de Bonnechose]] -French cardinal (d. 1883)

1814 - [[Mikhail Bakunin]] -Russian philosopher and theorist (d. 1876)

1814 - [[Eugène Charles Catalan]] -Belgian-French mathematician and academic (d. 1894)

1819 - [[William McMurdo]] -English general (d. 1894)

1820 - [[Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Quebec (d. 1890)

1835 - [[Alfred Austin]] -English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1913)

1844 - [[Félix Arnaudin]] -French poet and photographer (d. 1921)

1845 - [[Amadeo I of Spain]] -(d. 1890)

1846 - [[Peter Carl Fabergé]] -Russian goldsmith and jeweler (d. 1920)

1862 - [[Mirza Alakbar Sabir]] -Azerbaijani philosopher and poet (d. 1911)

1871 - [[Nándor Dáni]] -Hungarian runner (d. 1949)

1871 - [[Olga Engl]] -Austrian-German actress (d. 1946)

1874 - [[Ernest Duchesne]] -French physician (d. 1912)

1875 - [[Giovanni Gentile]] -Italian philosopher and academic (d. 1944)

1878 - [[Mike Donlin]] -American baseball player and actor (d. 1933)

1879 - [[Colin Blythe]] -English cricketer and soldier (d. 1917)

1879 - [[Konstantin Ramul]] -Estonian psychologist an academic (d. 1975)

1881 - [[Georg von Küchler]] -German field marshal (d. 1968)

1882 - [[Wyndham Halswelle]] -English runner and soldier (d. 1915)

1884 - [[Siegmund Glücksmann]] -German soldier and politician (d. 1942)

1885 - [[Villem Grünthal-Ridala]] -Estonian poet and linguist (d. 1942)

1886 - [[Laurent Barré]] -Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1964)

1886 - [[Randolph Bourne]] -American theorist and author (d. 1918)

1887 - [[Alexander Archipenko]] -Ukrainian-American sculptor and illustrator (d. 1964)

1887 - [[Paulette Noizeux]] -French actress (d. 1971)

1887 - [[Emil Reesen]] -Danish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1964)

1890 - [[Roger Salengro]] -French soldier and politician, List of Interior Ministers of France|French Minister of the Interior (d. 1936)

1892 - [[Fernando Amorsolo]] -Filipino painter (d. 1972)

1894 - [[Hubertus van Mook]] -Dutch politician, List of Governors-General of the Dutch East Indies|Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1965)

1895 - [[Maurice Tate]] -English cricketer (d. 1956)

1896 - [[Howard Hawks]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)

1898 - [[John Gilroy (artist)|John Gilroy]] -English artist and illustrator (d. 1985)

1899 - [[Irving Thalberg]] -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1936)

1901 - [[Alfred Karindi]] -Estonian pianist and composer (d. 1969)

1901 - [[Cornelia Otis Skinner]] -American actress and author (d. 1979)

1902 - [[Stepin Fetchit]] -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1985)

1903 - [[Countee Cullen]] -American poet and author (d. 1946)

1906 - [[Bruno Gröning]] -Polish-German mystic and author (d. 1959)

1907 - [[Sao San Tun]] -Burma|Burmese martyr (d. 1947)

1907 - [[Elly Beinhorn]] -German pilot (d. 2007)

1907 - [[Germaine Tillion]] -French anthropologist and academic (d. 2008)

1908 - [[Hannes Alfvén]] -Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

1908 - [[Mel Blanc]] -American voice actor and singer (d. 1989)

1909 - [[Jacques Canetti]] -French talent agent (d. 1997)

1909 - [[Benny Goodman]] -American clarinet player, songwriter, and bandleader (d. 1986)

1910 - [[Harry Bernstein]] -English-American journalist and author (d. 2011)

1910 - [[Inge Meysel]] -German actress (d. 2004)

1910 - [[Villem Raam]] -Estonian art historian, art critic and conservator (d. 1996)

1912 - [[Julius Axelrod]] -American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

1912 - [[Erich Bagge]] -German physicist and academic (d. 1996)

1912 - [[Hugh Griffith]] -Welsh-English actor (d. 1980)

1912 - [[Millicent Selsam]] -American author and academic (d. 1996)

1912 - [[Joseph Stein]] -American playwright and author (d. 2010)

1914 - [[Akinoumi Setsuo]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1979)

1916 - [[Justin Catayée]] -French soldier and politician (d. 1962)

1916 - [[Mort Meskin]] -American illustrator (d. 1995)

1918 - [[Pita Amor]] -Mexican poet and author (d. 2000)

1918 - [[Bob Evans (restaurateur)|Bob Evans]] -American businessman, founded Bob Evans Restaurants (d. 2007)

1919 - [[René Barrientos]] -Bolivian general and politician, 55th President of Bolivia (d. 1969)

1920 - [[Franklin J. Schaffner]] -Japanese-American director and producer (d. 1989)

1922 - [[Hal Clement]] -American author and educator (d. 2003)

1923 - [[Anna Proclemer]] -Italian actress (d. 2013)

1924 - [[Anthony Dryden Marshall]] -American CIA officer and diplomat (d. 2014)

1924 - [[Armando Peraza]] -Cuban-American drummer (Santana (band)|Santana) (d. 2014)

1925 - [[John Henry Marks]] -English physician and author

1926 - [[Johnny Gimble]] -American singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 2015)

1926 - [[Christine Jorgensen]] -American transgender|trans woman (d. 1989)

1927 - [[Clint Walker]] -American actor and singer

1928 - [[Pro Hart]] -Australian painter (d. 2006)

1928 - [[Agnès Varda]] -Belgian-French director, producer, and screenwriter

1929 - [[Georges Gilson]] -French archbishop

1930 - [[Mark Birley]] -English businessman, founded Annabel's (d. 2007)

1930 - [[Robert Ryman]] -American painter

1931 - [[Larry Silverstein]] -American businessman

1932 - [[Ray Cooney]] -English actor and playwright

1932 - [[Pauline Oliveros]] -American accordion player and composer (Deep Listening Band)

1932 - [[Ivor Richard, Baron Richard]] -Welsh politician and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United Nations

1934 - [[Alexey Leonov]] -Russian general, pilot, and astronaut

1934 - [[Alketas Panagoulias]] -Greek footballer and manager (d. 2012)

1935 - [[Lee Gunther]] -American production manager and producer (d. 1998)

1935 - [[Guy Tardif]] -Canadian academic and politician (d. 2005)

1936 - [[Keir Dullea]] -American actor

1936 - [[Ruta Lee]] -Canadian-American actress and dancer

1937 - [[Christopher Haskins]] -Anglo-Irish businessman, life peer and politician

1937 - [[Rick Mather]] -American-English architect (d. 2013)

1937 - [[Harry Statham]] -American basketball player and coach

1938 - [[Eugene Belliveau]] -Canadian football player

1938 - [[David Early]] -American actor and educator (d. 2013)

1938 - [[Billie Letts]] -American author and educator (d. 2014)

1939 - [[Michael J. Pollard]] -American actor

1939 - [[Dieter Quester]] -Austrian race car driver

1939 - [[Tim Waterstone]] -Scottish businessman, founded Waterstones

1940 - [[Gilles Villemure]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player

1942 - [[John Gladwin]] -English bishop

1942 - [[Carole Stone]] -English journalist and author

1943 - [[James Chaney]] -American activist (d. 1964)

1943 - [[Charles Collingwood (actor)|Charles Collingwood]] -Canadian-English actor

1943 - [[Anders Michanek]] -Swedish motorcycle racer

1943 - [[Gale Sayers]] -American football player and philanthropist

1944 - [[Peter E. Berger]] -American film editor (d. 2011)

1944 - [[Lenny Davidson]] -English guitarist and songwriter (The Dave Clark Five)

1944 - [[Meredith MacRae]] -American actress and singer (d. 2000)

1944 - [[Stav Prodromou]] -Greek-American engineer and businessman

1945 - [[Norman Eshley]] -English actor

1945 - [[Richard Hannon, Sr.]] -English horse trainer

1946 - [[Allan Chapman (historian)|Allan Chapman]] -English historian and author

1947 - [[Jocelyne Bourassa]] -Canadian golfer

1948 - [[Michael Piller]] -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)

1949 - [[P. J. Carlesimo]] -American basketball player and coach

1949 - [[Paul Coleridge]] -English lawyer and judge

1949 - [[Klaus Flouride]] -American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Dead Kennedys)

1949 - [[Bob Willis]] -English cricketer and sportscaster

1950 - [[Bertrand Delanoë]] -French politician, 14th Mayor of Paris

1950 - [[Paresh Rawal]] -Indian actor, producer, and politician

1950 - [[Joshua Rozenberg]] -English lawyer, journalist, and author

1951 - [[Zdravko Čolić]] -Bosnian-Serbian singer-songwriter (Ambasadori and Korni Grupa)

1951 - [[Fernando Lugo]] -Paraguayan bishop and politician, President of Paraguay

1951 - [[Stephen Tobolowsky]] -American actor, singer, and director

1952 - [[Daniel Grodnik]] -American screenwriter and producer

1952 - [[Kerry Fraser]] -Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and sportscaster

1952 - [[Scott Holmes]] -American actor

1953 - [[Colm Meaney]] -Irish actor

1955 - [[Topper Headon]] -English drummer and songwriter (The Clash, Mirkwood (band)|Mirkwood, and The Moors Murderers)

1955 - [[Jacqueline McGlade]] -English-Canadian biologist, ecologist, and academic

1955 - [[Jake Roberts]] -American wrestler and trainer

1955 - [[Michael Spencer]] -Malaysian-English businessman

1955 - [[Caroline Swift]] -English lawyer and judge

1955 - [[Colm Tóibín]] -Irish author, poet, playwright, and critic

1956 - [[Tim Lucas]] -American author, screenwriter, and critic

1958 - [[Marie Fredriksson]] -Swedish singer-songwriter and pianist (Roxette)

1958 - [[Steve Israel]] -American lawyer and politician

1958 - [[Michael López-Alegría]] -Spanish-American captain, pilot, and astronaut

1958 - [[Ted McGinley]] -American actor

1959 - [[Phil Brown (footballer, born 1959)|Phil Brown]] -English footballer, coach, and manager

1959 - [[Randy Ferbey]] -Canadian curler

1959 - [[Frank Vanhecke]] -Belgian politician

1960 - [[Stephen Duffy]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Duran Duran, The Lilac Time, The Devils (band)|The Devils, and Me Me Me (band)|Me Me Me)

1961 - [[Ralph Carter]] -American actor and singer

1961 - [[Harry Enfield]] -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1961 - [[Bob Yari]] -Iranian-American director and producer

1962 - [[Kevin Eastman]] -American author and illustrator, co-created the ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles''

1962 - [[Richard Fuller (Bedford MP)|Richard Fuller]] -English lawyer and politician

1962 - [[Tim Loughton]] -English businessman and politician

1962 - [[Tonya Pinkins]] -American actress and singer

1963 - [[Shauna Grant]] -American porn actress and model (d. 1984)

1963 - [[Michel Langevin]] -Canadian drummer and songwriter (Voivod (band)|Voivod)

1963 - [[Élise Lucet]] -French journalist

1963 - [[Helen Sharman]] -English chemist and astronaut

1964 - [[Wynonna Judd]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (The Judds)

1964 - [[Andrea Montermini]] -Italian race car driver

1964 - [[Tom Morello]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Axis of Justice, and Street Sweeper Social Club)

1965 - [[Billy Donovan]] -American basketball player and coach

1965 - [[Abderraouf Jdey]] -Tunisian terrorist

1965 - [[Iginio Straffi]] -Italian animator and producer, founded Rainbow S.r.l.

1966 - [[Thomas Häßler]] -German footballer and manager

1966 - [[Stephen Malkmus]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pavement (band)|Pavement, Silver Jews, and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks)

1967 - [[Tim Burgess (musician)|Tim Burgess]] -English singer-songwriter (The Charlatans (UK band)|The Charlatans and The Chavs)

1967 - [[Sven Pipien]] -German-American bass player (The Black Crowes)

1968 - [[Jason Kenney]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 40th Minister of National Defence (Canada)|Canadian Minister of National Defence

1968 - [[Zacarias Moussaoui]] -French terrorist

1969 - [[Naomi Kawase]] -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter

1969 - [[Ryuhei Kitamura]] -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter

1970 - [[Flora Chan]] -Hong Kong actress and singer

1970 - [[Ness Wadia]] -Indian businessman

1971 - [[Paul Grayson (rugby union)|Paul Grayson]] -English rugby player and coach

1971 - [[Duncan Jones]] -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1971 - [[Idina Menzel]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1971 - [[Jiří Šlégr]] -Czech ice hockey player and politician

1971 - [[Kyle Vander Kuyp]] -Australian hurdler

1972 - [[Sōichirō Hoshi]] -Japanese voice actor and singer

1972 - [[Manny Ramirez]] -Dominican-American baseball player and coach

1973 - [[Leigh Francis]] -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1974 - [[Kostas Chalkias]] -Greek footballer

1974 - [[CeeLo Green]] -American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley)

1974 - [[Shin Ha-kyun]] -South Korean actor

1974 - [[Big L]] -American rapper (Children of the Corn (group)|Children of the Corn and Diggin' in the Crates Crew) (d. 1999)

1974 - [[David Wilkie (ice hockey)|David Wilkie]] -American ice hockey player and coach

1975 - [[Evan Eschmeyer]] -American basketball player

1975 - [[Brian Fair]] -American singer-songwriter (Shadows Fall and Overcast (band)|Overcast)

1975 - [[Andy Farrell]] -English rugby player and coach

1975 - [[Marissa Mayer]] -American computer scientist and businesswoman

1976 - [[Leonel Grave de Peralta]] -Cuban-American activist

1976 - [[Radoslav Nesterović]] -Slovenian-Greek basketball player

1976 - [[Magnus Norman]] -Swedish tennis player and coach

1976 - [[Margaret Okayo]] -Kenyan runner

1977 - [[Akwá]] -Angolan footballer and politician

1977 - [[Marc Dos Santos]] -Canadian soccer player, coach, and manager

1977 - [[Nathan Robertson]] -English badminton player

1977 - [[Rachael Stirling]] -English actress

1977 - [[Federico Vilar]] -Argentinian-Italian footballer

1978 - [[Lyoto Machida]] -Brazilian mixed martial artist and wrestler

1979 - [[Mike Bishai]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1979 - [[Clint Bowyer]] -American race car driver

1979 - [[Fabian Ernst]] -German footballer

1979 - [[Rie Kugimiya]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1979 - [[Francis Lessard]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1980 - [[Steven Gerrard]] -English footballer

1980 - [[Ilona Korstin]] -Russian basketball player

1980 - [[Ryōgo Narita]] -Japanese author

1981 - [[Devendra Banhart]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Megapuss)

1981 - [[Blake Bashoff]] -American actor

1981 - [[Gianmaria Bruni]] -Italian race car driver

1981 - [[Ahmad Elrich]] -Australian footballer

1981 - [[Remy Ma]] -American rapper (Terror Squad (group)|Terror Squad)

1981 - [[Lars Møller Madsen]] -Danish handball player

1981 - [[Hisanori Takada]] -Japanese footballer

1982 - [[Eddie Griffin (basketball)|Eddie Griffin]] -American basketball player (d. 2007)

1982 - [[James Simpson-Daniel]] -English rugby player

1983 - [[Jennifer Ellison]] -English actress, singer, and dancer

1984 - [[Sham Kwok Fai]] -Hong Kong footballer

1984 - [[Matt Maguire]] -Australian footballer

1984 - [[Jordan Palmer]] -American football player

1984 - [[Alexander Sulzer]] -German ice hockey player

1985 - [[Igor Kurnosov]] -Russian chess player (d. 2013)

1985 - [[Vladimir Latin]] -Estonian rower

1985 - [[Igor Lewczuk]] -Polish footballer

1985 - [[Aaron Volpatti]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1985 - [[Jennifer Winget]] -Indian actress

1986 - [[Nikolay Bodurov]] -Bulgarian footballer

1987 - [[Joyce Cheng]] -Canadian-Hong Kong singer and actress

1988 - [[Kelvin Etuhu]] -Nigerian-English footballer

1988 - [[Antonio Winterstein]] -Australian rugby player

1989 - [[Ailee]] -American-South Korean singer, dancer, and actress

1989 - [[Hyomin]] -South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (T-ara)

1989 - [[Yui Ishikawa]] -Japanese voice actress

1989 - [[Kevin Covais]] -American singer and actor

1989 - [[Lesia Tsurenko]] -Ukrainian tennis player

1990 - [[Mustafa Akbaş]] -Turkish footballer

1990 - [[Dean Collins (actor)|Dean Collins]] -American actor

1990 - [[Andrei Loktionov]] -Russian ice hockey player

1990 - [[Han Xinyun]] -Chinese tennis player

1990 - [[Im Yoona]] -South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Girls' Generation)

1991 - [[Jonathan Fox (swimmer)|Jonathan Fox]] -English swimmer

1992 - [[Danielle Harold]] -English actress

1992 - [[Liam Mower]] -English actor and dancer

1993 - [[Sota Fukushi]] -Japanese actor

1994 - [[Madeon]] -French DJ and producer

1994 - [[Ivars Punnenovs]] -Latvian ice hockey player

1996 - [[Beatriz Haddad Maia]] -Brazilian tennis player

1997 - [[Jake Short]] -American actor

2000 - [[Jared S. Gilmore]] -American actor

History of Deaths


1159 - [[Władysław II the Exile]] -List of Polish monarchs|High Duke of Poland and Duchy of Silesia|Duke of Silesia (b. 1105)

1252 - [[Ferdinand III of Castile]] -(b. 1199)

1416 - [[Jerome of Prague]] -Czech martyr and theologian (b. 1379)

1431 - [[Joan of Arc]] -French martyr and saint (b. 1412)

1434 - [[Prokop the Great]] -Czech general (b. 1380)

1574 - [[Charles IX of France]] -(b. 1550)

1576 - [[Harada Naomasa]] -Japanese samurai

1593 - [[Christopher Marlowe]] -English poet and playwright (b. 1564)

1640 - [[Peter Paul Rubens]] -German-Belgian painter (b. 1577)

1696 - [[Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell of Tewkesbury]] -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1638)

1670 - [[John Davenport (minister)|John Davenport]] -English-American minister, co-founded the New Haven Colony (b. 1597)

1712 - [[Andrea Lanzani]] -Italian painter (b. 1645)

1718 - [[Arnold van Keppel, 1st Earl of Albemarle]] -Dutch-English general (b. 1670)

1730 - [[Arabella Churchill (royal mistress)|Arabella Churchill]] -English mistress of James II of England (b. 1648)

1744 - [[Alexander Pope]] -English poet and author (b. 1688)

1770 - [[François Boucher]] -French painter and set designer (b. 1703)

1778 - [[Voltaire]] -French philosopher and author (b. 1694)

1829 - [[Philibert Jean-Baptiste Curial]] -French general (b. 1774)

1832 - [[James Mackintosh]] -Scottish historian, jurist, and politician (b. 1765)

1865 - [[John Catron]] -American lawyer and judge (b. 1786)

1901 - [[Victor D'Hondt]] -Belgian mathematician, lawyer, and jurist (b. 1841)

1911 - [[Milton Bradley]] -American businessman, founded the Milton Bradley Company (b. 1836)

1912 - [[Wilbur Wright]] -American pilot and businessman, co-founded the Wright Company (b. 1867)

1918 - [[Georgi Plekhanov]] -Russian philosopher and theorist (b. 1856)

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

1926 - [[Vladimir Steklov]] -Russian mathematician and physicist (b. 1864)

1934 - [[Tōgō Heihachirō]] -Japanese admiral (b. 1848)

1939 - [[Floyd Roberts]] -American race car driver (b. 1904)

1941 - [[Prajadhipok]] -Thai king (b. 1893)

1946 - [[Louis Slotin]] -Canadian physicist and chemist (b. 1910)

1947 - [[Georg von Trapp]] -Croatian-Austrian captain (b. 1880)

1948 - [[József Klekl (politician)|József Klekl]] -Slovene-Hungarian priest and politician (b. 1874)

1949 - [[Emmanuel Célestin Suhard]] -French cardinal (b. 1874)

1951 - [[Hermann Broch]] -Austrian-American author (b. 1886)

1953 - [[Dooley Wilson]] -American actor and singer (b. 1886)

1955 - [[Bill Vukovich]] -American race car driver (b. 1918)

1957 - [[Piero Carini]] -Italian race car driver (b. 1921)

1960 - [[Boris Pasternak]] -Russian poet and author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)

1961 - [[Rafael Trujillo]] -Dominican soldier and politician, 36th List of Presidents of the Dominican Republic|President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1891)

1964 - [[Isaac Babalola Akinyele]] -Nigerian king (b. 1882)

1964 - [[Dave MacDonald]] -American race car driver (b. 1936)

1964 - [[Eddie Sachs]] -American race car driver (b. 1927)

1964 - [[Leó Szilárd]] -Hungarian-American physicist and engineer (b. 1898)

1965 - [[Louis Hjelmslev]] -Danish linguist and academic (b. 1899)

1967 - [[Claude Rains]] -English-American actor (b. 1889)

1967 - [[Georg Wilhelm Pabst]] -Austrian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1885)

1971 - [[Marcel Dupré]] -French organist and composer (b. 1886)

1975 - [[Steve Prefontaine]] -American runner (b. 1951)

1975 - [[Tatsuo Shimabuku]] -Japanese martial artist, founded Isshin-ryū (b. 1908)

1975 - [[Michel Simon]] -Swiss-French actor and singer (b. 1895)

1976 - [[Max Carey]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1890)

1976 - [[Mitsuo Fuchida]] -Japanese captain (b. 1902)

1978 - [[Jean Deslauriers]] -Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1909)

1980 - [[Carl Radle]] -American bass player and producer (Delaney & Bonnie and Derek and the Dominos) (b. 1942)

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

1981 - [[Ziaur Rahman]] -Bangladeshi general and politician, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)

1982 - [[Albert Norden]] -German journalist and politician (b. 1904)

1983 - [[Rudolf Loo]] -Estonian-Swedish wrestler (b. 1902)

1986 - [[Perry Ellis]] -American fashion designer, founded Perry Ellis (brand)|Perry Ellis (b. 1940)

1993 - [[Sun Ra]] -American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1914)

1994 - [[Ezra Taft Benson]] -American religious leader, 13th List of presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1899)

1994 - [[Marcel Bich]] -Italian-French businessman, co-founded Société Bic (b. 1914)

1994 - [[Agostino Di Bartolomei]] -Italian footballer (b. 1955)

1995 - [[Ted Drake]] -English footballer and manager (b. 1912)

1995 - [[Lofty England]] -English-Austrian engineer (b. 1911)

1995 - [[Bobby Stokes]] -English footballer (b. 1951)

1996 - [[Léon-Étienne Duval]] -French cardinal (b. 1903)

1996 - [[Alo Mattiisen]] -Estonian composer (b. 1961)

1999 - [[Kalju Lepik]] -Estonian poet and author (b. 1920)

2000 - [[Tex Beneke]] -American saxophonist, singer, and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (b. 1914)

2000 - [[Doris Hare]] -Welsh-English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1905)

2001 - [[Denis Whitaker]] -Canadian general and historian (b. 1915)

2003 - [[Mickie Most]] -English singer and producer, founded Rak Records (b. 1938)

2005 - [[Fazal Mahmood]] -Indian-Pakistani cricketer (b. 1927)

2005 - [[Tomasz Pacyński]] -Polish journalist and author (b. 1958)

2005 - [[Alma Ziegler]] -American baseball player and stenographer (b. 1918)

2006 - [[Shohei Imamura]] -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

2006 - [[David Lloyd (botanist)|David Lloyd]] -New Zealand biologist and academic (b. 1938)

2006 - [[Robert Sterling]] -American actor and singer (b. 1917)

2007 - [[Jean-Claude Brialy]] -Algerian-French actor and director (b. 1933)

2007 - [[Gunturu Seshendra Sarma]] -Indian poet and critic (b. 1927)

2008 - [[Noel Moore]] -English civil servant (b. 1928)

2008 - [[Lorenzo Odone]] -American adrenoleukodystrophy patient (b. 1978)

2009 - [[Torsten Andersson]] -Swedish painter and illustrator (b. 1926)

2009 - [[Ephraim Katzir]] -Israeli biophysicist and politician, 4th President of Israel (b. 1916)

2010 - [[Yuri Chesnokov (volleyball)|Yuri Chesnokov]] -Russian volleyball player and coach (b. 1933)

2010 - [[Peter Orlovsky]] -American poet and actor (b. 1933)

2010 - [[Joan Rhodes]] -English wrestler and stuntwoman (b. 1921)

2010 - [[Dufferin Roblin]] -Canadian commander and politician, 14th Premier of Manitoba (b. 1917)

2011 - [[Ricky Bruch]] -Swedish discus thrower and actor (b. 1946)

2011 - [[Isikia Savua]] -Fijian police officer and diplomat (b. 1952)

2011 - [[Saleem Shahzad]] -Pakistani journalist (b. 1970)

2011 - [[Marek Siemek]] -Polish philosopher and historian (b. 1942)

2011 - [[Clarice Taylor]] -American actress (b. 1917)

2011 - [[Tillmann Uhrmacher]] -German DJ and producer (b. 1967)

2011 - [[Rosalyn Sussman Yalow]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)

2012 - [[Pete Cosey]] -American guitarist (b. 1943)

2012 - [[John Fox (comedian)|John Fox]] -American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1957)

2012 - [[Andrew Huxley]] -English physiologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

2012 - [[Gerhard Pohl]] -German economist and politician (b. 1937)

2012 - [[Jack Twyman]] -American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1934)

2013 - [[Dean Brooks]] -American physician and actor (b. 1916)

2013 - [[Güzin Dino]] -Turkish-French linguist and scholar (b. 1910)

2013 - [[Rituparno Ghosh]] -Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1963)

2013 - [[Helen Hanft]] -American actress (b. 1934)

2013 - [[Jayalath Jayawardena]] -Sri Lankan physician and politician (b. 1953)

2013 - [[Larry Jones (American football coach)|Larry Jones]] -American football player and coach (b. 1933)

2013 - [[Vina Mazumdar]] -Indian academic and activist (b. 1927)

2014 - [[Hienadz Buraukin]] -Belarusian poet, journalist, and diplomat (b. 1936)

2014 - [[Henning Carlsen]] -Danish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)

2014 - [[Joan Lorring]] -Hong Kong-American actress and singer (b. 1926)

2014 - [[Hanna Maron]] -German-Israeli actress (b. 1923)

2014 - [[Leonidas Vasilikopoulos]] -Greek admiral (b. 1932)

2015 - [[Jim Bailey (entertainer)|Jim Bailey]] -American actor and singer (b. 1938)

2015 - [[Beau Biden]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 44th Attorney General of Delaware (b. 1969)

2015 - [[Joël Champetier]] -Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1957)

2015 - [[Lennie Merullo]] -American baseball player and scout (b. 1917)

2015 - [[L. Tom Perry]] -American businessman and religious leader (b. 1922)

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