This Day in History

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

Events History


838 - [[Battle of Anzen]] -The Byzantine emperor Theophilos (emperor)|Theophilos suffers a heavy defeat by the Abbasids.

1099 - [[First Crusade]] -Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.

1209 - [[Massacre at Béziers]] -The first major military action of the Albigensian Crusade.

1298 - [[Wars of Scottish Independence]] -Battle of Falkirk: King Edward I of England and his longbowmen defeat William Wallace and his Scottish Sheltron|schiltrons outside the town of Falkirk.

1456 - [[Ottoman Wars in Europe]] -Siege of Belgrade (1456)|Siege of Belgrade: John Hunyadi, Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary, defeats Mehmet II of the Ottoman Empire

1484 - [[Battle of Lochmaben Fair]] -A 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured.

1499 - [[Battle of Dornach]] -The Old Swiss Confederacy|Swiss decisively defeat the army of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.

1587 - [[Roanoke Colony]] -A second group of English settlers arrives on Roanoke Island off North Carolina to re-establish the deserted colony.

1686 - [[Albany, New York]] -is formally chartered as a municipality by Governor Thomas Dongan.

1706 - [[Acts of Union 1707]] -are agreed upon by commissioners from the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland, which, when passed by each countries' Parliaments, led to the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1793 - [[Alexander Mackenzie (explorer)|Alexander Mackenzie]] -reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first recorded human to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.

1796 - [[Connecticut Land Company]] -name an area in Ohio "Cleveland" after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party.

1797 - [[Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (1797)|Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife]] -Battle between Spanish and British naval forces during the French Revolutionary Wars. During the Battle, Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson|Nelson is wounded in the arm and the arm had to be partially amputated.

1802 - [[Gia Long]] -conquers Hanoi and unified Viet Nam, which had experienced centuries of feudal warfare.

1805 - [[Napoleonic Wars]] -War of the Third Coalition: Battle of Cape Finisterre (1805)|Battle of Cape Finisterre: An inconclusive naval action is fought between a combined French and Spanish fleet under Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve of Spain and a British fleet under Admiral Robert Calder.

1812 - [[Napoleonic Wars]] -Peninsular War: Battle of Salamanca: British forces led by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington|Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) defeat French troops near Salamanca, Spain.

1864 - [[American Civil War]] -Battle of Atlanta: Outside Atlanta, Confederate States of America|Confederate General John Bell Hood leads an unsuccessful attack on Union (American Civil War)|Union troops under General William T. Sherman on Bald Hill.

1894 - [[Paris–Rouen (motor race)|Paris and Rouen]] -The fastest finisher was the Comte Jules-Albert de Dion, but the 'official' victory was awarded to Albert Lemaître driving his 3 hp petrol engined Peugeot.

1916 - [[Preparedness Day Bombing]] -In San Francisco, a bomb explodes on Market Street (San Francisco)|Market Street during a parade, killing ten and injuring 40.

1934 - [[Biograph Theater]] -"Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.

1937 - [[New Deal]] -The United States Senate votes down President Franklin D. Roosevelt's proposal to Judiciary Reorganization Bill of 1937|add more justices to the Supreme Court of the United States.

1942 - [[gasoline]] -rationing due to the wartime demands.

1942 - [[The Holocaust|Holocaust]] -The systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto begins.

1943 - [[World War II]] -Allies of World War II|Allied forces capture the Italian city of Palermo.

1944 - [[Polish Committee of National Liberation]] -publishes its PKWN Manifesto|manifesto, starting the period of Polish People's Republic|Communist rule in Poland

1946 - [[King David Hotel bombing]] -A Zionist underground organisation, the Irgun, bombs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, site of the civil administration and military headquarters for Mandatory Palestine, resulting in 91 deaths.

1951 - [[Soviet space dogs|first dogs to make a sub-orbital flight]] -

1962 - [[Mariner program]] -''Mariner 1'' spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.

1963 - [[Crown Colony of Sarawak]] -achieve self governance.

1976 - [[Philippines]] -for war crimes committed during Japanese occupation of the Philippines|imperial Japan's conquest of the country in the Second World War.

1977 - [[Deng Xiaoping]] -is restored to power.

1983 - [[Martial law in Poland]] -is officially revoked.

1991 - [[Jeffrey Dahmer]] -is arrested in Milwaukee after police discover human remains in his apartment.

1992 - [[Medellín]] -Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United States.

1993 - [[Great Flood of 1993]] -Levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois rupture, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers|Army Corps of Engineers.

1997 - [[Blue Water Bridge]] -opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.

2003 - [[101st Airborne Division|101st Airborne]] -of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday Hussein|Uday and Qusay Hussein|Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay's 14-year-old son, and a bodyguard.

2005 - [[Death of Jean Charles de Menezes|Jean Charles de Menezes is killed]] -by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers responsible for the 7 July 2005 London bombings and the 21 July 2005 London bombings.

2011 - [[2011 Norway attacks|twin terror attacks]] -the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.

2013 - [[2013 Dingxi earthquakes|series of earthquakes]] -in Dingxi, China, kills at least 89 people and injures more than 500 others.

2015 - [[2015 Studénka train crash|collision]] -between a Pendolino train and a lorry that occurred near Studénka, Moravian-Silesian Region|north Moravia, in the Czech Republic

Famous Birthdays


1210 - [[Joan of England, Queen of Scotland]] -(d. 1238)

1478 - [[Philip I of Castile]] -(d. 1506)

1510 - [[Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence]] -(d. 1537)

1535 - [[Catherine Stenbock]] -Swedish wife of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1621)

1559 - [[Lawrence of Brindisi]] -Italian priest and saint (d. 1619)

1621 - [[Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury]] -English politician, Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (d. 1683)

1651 - [[Ferdinand Tobias Richter]] -Austrian organist and composer (d. 1711)

1702 - [[Alessandro Besozzi]] -Italian oboe player and composer (d. 1775)

1711 - [[Georg Wilhelm Richmann]] -German-Russian physicist and academic (d. 1753)

1713 - [[Jacques-Germain Soufflot]] -French architect, designed the Panthéon, Paris|Panthéon (d. 1780)

1733 - [[Mikhail Shcherbatov]] -Russian philosopher and historian (d. 1790)

1755 - [[Gaspard de Prony]] -French mathematician and engineer (d. 1839)

1784 - [[Friedrich Bessel]] -German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1846)

1839 - [[Jakob Hurt]] -Estonian theologist and linguist (d. 1907)

1844 - [[William Archibald Spooner]] -English priest and scholar (d. 1930)

1848 - [[Adolphus Frederick V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz]] -(d. 1914)

1849 - [[Emma Lazarus]] -American poet and educator (d. 1887)

1856 - [[Octave Hamelin]] -French philosopher (d. 1907)

1862 - [[Cosmo Duff-Gordon]] -Scottish fencer (d. 1931)

1863 - [[Alec Hearne]] -English cricketer (d. 1952)

1878 - [[Janusz Korczak]] -Polish pediatrician and author (d. 1942)

1882 - [[Edward Hopper]] -American painter and etcher (d. 1967)

1884 - [[Odell Shepard]] -American poet and politician, 66th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (d. 1967)

1886 - [[Hella Wuolijoki]] -Estonian-Finnish author (d. 1954)

1887 - [[Gustav Ludwig Hertz]] -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)

1888 - [[Kirk Bryan (geologist)|Kirk Bryan]] -American geologist and academic (d. 1950)

1888 - [[Selman Waksman]] -Ukrainian-American biochemist and microbiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

1889 - [[James Whale]] -English actor and director (d. 1957)

1890 - [[Rose Kennedy]] -American philanthropist (d. 1995)

1892 - [[Jack MacBryan]] -English cricketer and field hockey player (d. 1983)

1893 - [[Jesse Haines]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 1978)

1893 - [[Karl Menninger]] -American psychiatrist and author (d. 1990)

1895 - [[León de Greiff]] -Colombian poet, journalist, and diplomat (d. 1976)

1898 - [[Stephen Vincent Benét]] -American poet and author (d. 1943)

1899 - [[Sobhuza II]] -of Swaziland (d. 1982)

1908 - [[Amy Vanderbilt]] -American author (d. 1974)

1909 - [[Licia Albanese]] -Italian-American soprano and actress (d. 2014)

1909 - [[Dorino Serafini]] -Italian race car driver (d. 2000)

1913 - [[Gorni Kramer]] -Italian bassist, songwriter, and bandleader (d. 1995)

1915 - [[Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah]] -Indian-Pakistani politician and diplomat (d. 2000)

1916 - [[Gino Bianco]] -Brazilian race car driver (d. 1984)

1916 - [[Marcel Cerdan]] -French boxer (d. 1949)

1921 - [[William V. Roth, Jr.]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)

1922 - [[Alan Stephenson Boyd]] -American businessman and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Transportation

1923 - [[Mukesh (singer)|Mukesh]] -Indian singer and actor (d. 1976)

1923 - [[Bob Dole]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician

1923 - [[César Fernández Ardavín]] -Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1923 - [[The Fabulous Moolah]] -American wrestler (d. 2007)

1924 - [[Margaret Whiting]] -American singer (d. 2011)

1925 - [[Jack Matthews (author)|Jack Matthews]] -American author, playwright, and academic (d. 2013)

1925 - [[Joseph Sargent]] -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1926 - [[Bryan Forbes]] -English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1926 - [[Wolfgang Iser]] -German scholar, literary theorist (d. 2007)

1927 - [[Johan Ferner]] -Norwegian sailor (d. 2015)

1927 - [[Pierre Granier-Deferre]] -French director and screenwriter (d. 2007)

1928 - [[Orson Bean]] -American actor

1928 - [[Jimmy Hill]] -English footballer, manager, and sportscaster

1929 - [[John Barber (racing driver)|John Barber]] -English race car driver

1929 - [[Leonid Stolovich]] -Russian-Estonian philosopher and academic (d. 2013)

1929 - [[Neil Welliver]] -American painter (d. 2005)

1931 - [[Leo Labine]] -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)

1931 - [[Perry Lopez]] -American actor (d. 2008)

1932 - [[Oscar de la Renta]] -Dominican-American fashion designer (d. 2014)

1934 - [[Louise Fletcher]] -American actress

1935 - [[Tom Cartwright]] -English-Welsh cricketer and coach (d. 2007)

1936 - [[Harold Rhodes (cricketer)|Harold Rhodes]] -English cricketer

1936 - [[Tom Robbins]] -American author

1937 - [[Chuck Jackson]] -American singer-songwriter (The Del-Vikings)

1937 - [[Yasuhiro Kojima]] -Japanese-American wrestler and manager (d. 1999)

1937 - [[Vasant Ranjane]] -Indian cricketer (d. 2011)

1938 - [[Terence Stamp]] -English actor and singer

1939 - [[Gila Almagor]] -Israeli actress and author

1940 - [[Judith Walzer Leavitt]] -American historian and academic

1940 - [[Alex Trebek]] -Canadian-American game show host and producer

1941 - [[Estelle Bennett]] -American singer (The Ronettes) (d. 2009)

1941 - [[Vaughn Bodē]] -American illustrator (d. 1975)

1941 - [[George Clinton (musician)|George Clinton]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Parliament-Funkadelic)

1941 - [[David M. Kennedy (historian)|David M. Kennedy]] -American historian and author

1941 - [[Ron Turcotte]] -Canadian jockey

1942 - [[Michael Abney-Hastings, 14th Earl of Loudoun]] -English-Australian politician (d. 2012)

1942 - [[Peter Habeler]] -Austrian mountaineer and skier

1942 - [[Les Johns]] -Australian rugby player and coach

1943 - [[Masaru Emoto]] -Japanese author and activist (d. 2014)

1943 - [[Kay Bailey Hutchison]] -American lawyer and politician

1943 - [[Bobby Sherman]] -American singer-songwriter and actor

1944 - [[Rick Davies]] -English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Supertramp)

1944 - [[Sparky Lyle]] -American baseball player and manager

1944 - [[Anand Satyanand]] -New Zealand lawyer, judge, and politician, 19th Governor-General of New Zealand

1945 - [[Philip Cohen (British biochemist)|Philip Cohen]] -English biochemist and academic

1946 - [[Danny Glover]] -American actor, director, and producer

1946 - [[Mireille Mathieu]] -French singer

1946 - [[Paul Schrader]] -American director and screenwriter

1946 - [[Paul-Loup Sulitzer]] -French financier and author

1946 - [[Rolando Joven Tria Tirona]] -Filipino archbishop

1946 - [[Johnson Toribiong]] -Palauan lawyer and politician, 7th President of Palau

1947 - [[Albert Brooks]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1947 - [[Gilles Duceppe]] -Canadian politician

1947 - [[Don Henley]] -American singer-songwriter and drummer (Eagles (band)|The Eagles)

1948 - [[S. E. Hinton]] -American author

1948 - [[Otto Waalkes]] -German actor, singer, director, and screenwriter

1949 - [[Alan Menken]] -American pianist and composer

1949 - [[Lasse Virén]] -Finnish runner and police officer

1951 - [[Richard Bennett (guitarist)|Richard Bennett]] -American guitarist and producer (The Notorious Cherry Bombs)

1953 - [[Sylvia Chang]] -Taiwanese actress, singer, director, and screenwriter

1953 - [[Brian Howe (singer)|Brian Howe]] -English singer-songwriter (Bad Company)

1954 - [[Al Di Meola]] -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Return to Forever)

1954 - [[Steve LaTourette]] -American lawyer and politician

1954 - [[Pierre Lebeau]] -Canadian actor

1954 - [[Lonette McKee]] -American actress and singer

1955 - [[Richard J. Corman]] -American businessman, founded the R.J. Corman Railroad Group (d. 2013)

1955 - [[Willem Dafoe]] -American actor

1956 - [[Scott Sanderson (baseball)|Scott Sanderson]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1957 - [[Álvaro Corcuera]] -Mexican priest (d. 2014)

1957 - [[Dave Stieb]] -American baseball player

1958 - [[Tatsunori Hara]] -Japanese baseball player and coach

1958 - [[David Von Erich]] -American wrestler (d. 1984)

1959 - [[Grant Forsberg]] -American actor (d. 2007)

1960 - [[Barbara Cassani]] -American businesswoman

1960 - [[Jon Oliva]] -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Jon Oliva's Pain)

1961 - [[Calvin Fish]] -English race car driver and sportscaster

1961 - [[Keith Sweat]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (LSG)

1962 - [[Alvin Robertson]] -American basketball player

1962 - [[Martine St. Clair]] -Canadian singer and actress

1963 - [[Emilio Butragueño]] -Spanish footballer

1963 - [[Rob Estes]] -American actor and director

1963 - [[Olivier Gourmet]] -Belgian actor

1963 - [[Emily Saliers]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Indigo Girls)

1964 - [[Adam Godley]] -English actor

1964 - [[Bonnie Langford]] -English actress and dancer

1964 - [[John Leguizamo]] -Colombian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1964 - [[David Spade]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1964 - [[Teruyoshi Uchimura]] -Japanese comedian

1965 - [[Derrick Dalley]] -Canadian educator and politician

1965 - [[Patrick Labyorteaux]] -American actor and screenwriter

1965 - [[Shawn Michaels]] -American wrestler, trainer, and actor

1965 - [[Richard B. Poore]] -New Zealand humanitarian

1965 - [[Doug Riesenberg]] -American football player and coach

1966 - [[Tim Brown (American football)|Tim Brown]] -American football player and manager

1966 - [[Shaun Cohen]] -South African-American wrestler

1967 - [[Irene Bedard]] -American actress

1967 - [[Lauren Booth]] -English journalist and activist

1968 - [[Rhys Ifans]] -Welsh actor and singer (Super Furry Animals)

1969 - [[Despina Vandi]] -German-Greek singer and actress

1970 - [[Jason Becker]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Cacophony (band)|Cacophony)

1970 - [[Steve Carter (rugby league)|Steve Carter]] -Australian rugby player

1970 - [[Devendra Fadnavis]] -Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra

1970 - [[Sergei Zubov]] -Russian ice hockey player and coach

1971 - [[Kristine Lilly]] -American soccer player

1972 - [[Colin Ferguson (actor)|Colin Ferguson]] -Canadian actor, director, and producer

1972 - [[Seth Fisher]] -American illustrator (d. 2006)

1972 - [[Keyshawn Johnson]] -American football player and sportscaster

1972 - [[Niclas Weiland]] -German footballer

1973 - [[Brian Chippendale]] -American singer and drummer (Lightning Bolt (band)|Lightning Bolt and Mindflayer (band)|Mindflayer)

1973 - [[Ronald Ray Howard]] -American murderer (d. 2005)

1973 - [[Daniel Jones (musician)|Daniel Jones]] -English-Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Savage Garden)

1973 - [[Petey Pablo]] -American rapper and actor

1973 - [[Mike Sweeney]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1973 - [[Ece Temelkuran]] -Turkish journalist and author

1973 - [[Rufus Wainwright]] -American-Canadian singer-songwriter

1974 - [[Sonija Kwok]] -Hong Kong-Canadian actress

1974 - [[Franka Potente]] -German actress and singer

1975 - [[Aile Asszonyi]] -Estonian soprano

1975 - [[Sam Jacobson]] -American basketball player

1976 - [[Kokia (singer)|Kokia]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and producer

1976 - [[Nino Alejandro]] -Filipino singer-songwriter and actor

1976 - [[Janek Tombak]] -Estonian cyclist

1977 - [[Ezio Galon]] -Italian rugby player

1977 - [[Ingo Hertzsch]] -German footballer

1977 - [[Gustavo Nery]] -Brazilian footballer

1978 - [[A. J. Cook]] -Canadian actress

1978 - [[Martyn Lee (broadcaster)|Martyn Lee]] -English radio host and producer

1978 - [[Runako Morton]] -Nevisian cricketer (d. 2012)

1978 - [[Dennis Rommedahl]] -Danish footballer

1979 - [[Anna Bieleń-Żarska]] -Polish tennis player

1979 - [[Lucas Luhr]] -German race car driver

1979 - [[Yadel Martí]] -Cuban baseball player

1979 - [[James Mason (wrestler)|James Mason]] -English wrestler

1980 - [[Tablo]] -South Korean-Canadian rapper, producer, and actor (Epik High)

1980 - [[Scott Dixon]] -New Zealand race car driver

1980 - [[Dirk Kuyt]] -Dutch footballer

1980 - [[Kate Ryan]] -Belgian singer-songwriter

1981 - [[Fandango (wrestler)|Fandango]] -American wrestler

1981 - [[Ala Ghawas]] -Bahraini singer-songwriter

1982 - [[Nuwan Kulasekara]] -Sri Lankan cricketer

1982 - [[Anna Chicherova]] -Russian high jumper

1983 - [[Aldo de Nigris]] -Mexican footballer

1983 - [[Dries Devenyns]] -Belgian cyclist

1983 - [[Nikos Ganos]] -Greek singer and model

1983 - [[Steven Jackson]] -American football player

1983 - [[Clemens von Grumbkow]] -German rugby player

1983 - [[Arsenie Todiraș]] -Moldovan singer (O-Zone)

1983 - [[Sharni Vinson]] -Australian actress and dancer

1983 - [[Andreas Ulvo]] -Norwegian pianist (Eple Trio)

1984 - [[Stewart Downing]] -English footballer

1984 - [[Irina Kikkas]] -Estonian gymnast

1985 - [[Jessica Abbott]] -Australian swimmer

1985 - [[Takudzwa Ngwenya]] -Zimbabwean-American rugby player

1985 - [[Akira Tozawa]] -Japanese wrestler

1986 - [[Steve Johnson (American football)|Steve Johnson]] -American football player

1986 - [[Cilla Kung]] -Hong Kong actress and singer

1986 - [[Haruka Suenaga]] -Japanese actress and model

1987 - [[Ilja Glebov]] -Estonian figure skater

1987 - [[Charlotte Kalla]] -Swedish skier

1988 - [[Paul Coutts]] -Scottish footballer

1988 - [[Thomas Kraft]] -German footballer

1988 - [[Sercan Temizyürek]] -Turkish footballer

1988 - [[Yuriko Yoshitaka]] -Japanese actress

1989 - [[Keegan Allen]] -American actor

1989 - [[Leandro Damião]] -Brazilian footballer

1991 - [[Matty James]] -English footballer

1992 - [[Anja Aguilar]] -Filipino actress and singer

1992 - [[Selena Gomez]] -American actress and singer (Selena Gomez & the Scene)

1992 - [[Junki Tozuka]] -Japanese actor

1993 - [[Amber Beattie]] -English actress and singer

1993 - [[Dzhokhar Tsarnaev]] -Chechen-American terrorist

1996 - [[Skyler Gisondo]] -American actor

1996 - [[Jane Oineza]] -Filipino actress and singer

1997 - [[Field Cate]] -American actor

1998 - [[Madison Pettis]] -American actress

History of Deaths


1362 - [[Louis, Count of Gravina]] -(b. 1324)

1387 - [[Frans Ackerman]] -Flemish politician (b. 1330)

1461 - [[Charles VII of France]] -(b. 1403)

1525 - [[Richard Wingfield]] -English courtier and diplomat, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1426)

1540 - [[John Zápolya]] -Hungarian king (b. 1487)

1619 - [[Lawrence of Brindisi]] -Italian priest and saint (b. 1559)

1633 - [[Trijntje Keever]] -Dutch giant (b. 1616)

1645 - [[Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares]] -(b. 1587)

1676 - [[Pope Clement X]] -(b. 1590)

1726 - [[Hugh Drysdale]] -English-American politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia

1734 - [[Peter King, 1st Baron King]] -English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1669)

1789 - [[Joseph Foullon de Doué]] -French politician, Controller-General of Finances (b. 1715)

1802 - [[Marie François Xavier Bichat]] -French anatomist and physiologist (b. 1771)

1824 - [[Thomas Macnamara Russell]] -English admiral

1826 - [[Giuseppe Piazzi]] -Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1746)

1832 - [[Napoleon II]] -French emperor (b. 1811)

1833 - [[Joseph Forlenze]] -Italian ophthalmologist and surgeon (b. 1757)

1864 - [[James B. McPherson]] -American general (b. 1828)

1869 - [[John A. Roebling]] -German-American engineer, designed the Brooklyn Bridge (b. 1806)

1902 - [[Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski]] -Polish cardinal (b. 1822)

1903 - [[Cassius Marcellus Clay (politician)|Cassius Marcellus Clay]] -American publisher, lawyer, and politician, United States Ambassador to Russia (b. 1810)

1904 - [[Wilson Barrett]] -English actor and playwright (b. 1846)

1906 - [[William Snodgrass (clergyman)|William Snodgrass]] -Canadian minister and academic (b. 1827)

1908 - [[Randal Cremer]] -English politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1828)

1915 - [[Sandford Fleming]] -Scottish-Canadian engineer and inventor, developed Standard time (b. 1827)

1916 - [[James Whitcomb Riley]] -American poet and author (b. 1849)

1918 - [[Indra Lal Roy]] -Indian lieutenant and pilot (b. 1898)

1920 - [[William Kissam Vanderbilt]] -American businessman and horse breeder (b. 1849)

1922 - [[Jokichi Takamine]] -Japanese-American chemist and academic (b. 1854)

1932 - [[J. Meade Falkner]] -English author and poet (b. 1858)

1932 - [[Reginald Fessenden]] -Canadian inventor and academic (b. 1866)

1932 - [[Errico Malatesta]] -Italian activist and author (b. 1853)

1932 - [[Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.]] -American actor and producer (b. 1867)

1934 - [[John Dillinger]] -American gangster (b. 1903)

1937 - [[Ted McDonald]] -Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1891)

1940 - [[Albert Young (boxer)|Albert Young]] -American boxer and promoter (b. 1877)

1950 - [[William Lyon Mackenzie King]] -Canadian economist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1874)

1958 - [[Mikhail Zoshchenko]] -Ukrainian-Russian soldier and author (b. 1895)

1967 - [[Carl Sandburg]] -American journalist and author (b. 1878)

1968 - [[Giovannino Guareschi]] -Italian journalist and cartoonist (b. 1908)

1970 - [[George Johnston (novelist)|George Johnston]] -Australian journalist and author (b. 1912)

1974 - [[Wayne Morse]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1900)

1979 - [[J. V. Cain]] -American football player (b. 1951)

1979 - [[Sándor Kocsis]] -Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1929)

1986 - [[Floyd Gottfredson]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1905)

1986 - [[Ede Staal]] -Dutch singer-songwriter (b. 1941)

1987 - [[Fahrettin Kerim Gökay]] -Turkish physician and politician, Ministry of Health (Turkey)|Turkish Minister of Health (b. 1900)

1988 - [[Duane Jones]] -American actor (b. 1936)

1989 - [[Martti Talvela]] -Finnish opera singer (b. 1935)

1990 - [[Manuel Puig]] -Argentinian author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1932)

1992 - [[Wayne McLaren]] -American actor and stuntman (b. 1940)

1992 - [[David Wojnarowicz]] -American painter, photographer, and activist (b. 1954)

1995 - [[Harold Larwood]] -English-Australian cricketer (b. 1904)

1996 - [[Rob Collins (musician)|Rob Collins]] -English keyboard player (The Charlatans (UK band)|The Charlatans) (b. 1956)

1998 - [[Fritz Buchloh]] -German footballer and coach (b. 1909)

1998 - [[Hermann Prey]] -German actor and singer (b. 1929)

1999 - [[Gar Samuelson]] -American drummer (Megadeth) (b. 1958)

2000 - [[Eric Christmas]] -English-American actor (b. 1916)

2000 - [[Carmen Martín Gaite]] -Spanish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1925)

2000 - [[Raymond Lemieux]] -Canadian chemist and academic (b. 1920)

2000 - [[Claude Sautet]] -French director and screenwriter (b. 1924)

2001 - [[Indro Montanelli]] -Italian journalist and historian (b. 1909)

2003 - [[Qusay Hussein]] -Iraqi soldier and politician (b. 1966)

2003 - [[Uday Hussein]] -Iraqi commander (b. 1964)

2003 - [[Wahome Mutahi]] -Kenyan journalist (b. 1954)

2004 - [[Sacha Distel]] -French singer and guitarist (b. 1933)

2004 - [[Illinois Jacquet]] -American saxophonist and composer (b. 1922)

2005 - [[Jean Charles de Menezes]] -Brazilian electrician (b. 1978)

2005 - [[Eugene Record]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)

2006 - [[José Antonio Delgado]] -Venezuelan mountaineer (b. 1965)

2007 - [[Mike Coolbaugh]] -American baseball player and coach (b. 1972)

2007 - [[Jarrod Cunningham]] -New Zealand rugby player (b. 1968)

2007 - [[László Kovács (cinematographer)|László Kovács]] -Hungarian-American director and cinematographer (b. 1933)

2007 - [[Ulrich Mühe]] -German actor (b. 1953)

2007 - [[Rollie Stiles]] -American baseball player (b. 1906)

2008 - [[Greg Burson]] -American voice actor (b. 1949)

2008 - [[Estelle Getty]] -American actress (b. 1923)

2009 - [[Richard M. Givan]] -American lawyer and judge (b. 1921)

2009 - [[Peter Krieg]] -German director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1947)

2010 - [[Kenny Guinn]] -American banker and politician, 27th Governor of Nevada (b. 1936)

2011 - [[Linda Christian]] -Mexican-American actress (b. 1923)

2011 - [[Cees de Wolf]] -Dutch footballer (b. 1945)

2012 - [[Jim Carlen]] -American football player and coach (b. 1933)

2012 - [[Ding Guangen]] -Chinese engineer and politician (b. 1929)

2012 - [[George Armitage Miller]] -American psychologist and academic (b. 1920)

2012 - [[Oswaldo Payá]] -Cuban engineer and activist (b. 1952)

2012 - [[Fern Persons]] -American actress (b. 1910)

2012 - [[Frank Pierson]] -American director and screenwriter (b. 1925)

2012 - [[Ed Stevens (baseball)|Ed Stevens]] -American baseball player and coach (b. 1925)

2012 - [[Bohdan Stupka]] -Ukrainian actor (b. 1941)

2013 - [[Hugo Black, Jr.]] -American lawyer and author (b. 1922)

2013 - [[Natalie de Blois]] -American architect, co-designed the Lever House (b. 1921)

2013 - [[Dennis Farina]] -American actor (b. 1944)

2013 - [[Ali Maow Maalin]] -Somalian health worker (b. 1954)

2013 - [[Lawrie Reilly]] -Scottish footballer (b. 1928)

2013 - [[Rosalie E. Wahl]] -American lawyer and judge (b. 1924)

2014 - [[John Blundell (economist)|John Blundell]] -English economist and businessman (b. 1952)

2014 - [[Johann Breyer]] -German SS officer (b. 1925)

2014 - [[Louis Lentin]] -Irish director and producer (b. 1933)

2014 - [[Robert Newhouse]] -American football player (b. 1950)

2014 - [[Nitzan Shirazi]] -Israeli footballer and manager (b. 1971)

2015 - [[Christopher M. Fairman]] -American scholar, author, and academic (b. 1960)

2015 - [[Eddie Hardin]] -English singer-songwriter and pianist (The Spencer Davis Group and Axis Point) (b. 1949)

2015 - [[Marilyn C. Jones]] -American baseball player (b. 1927)

2015 - [[Daron Norwood]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1965)

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