This Day in History

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

Events History


927 - [[Simeon I the Great]] -the first Bulgarian to be recognized as Emperor.

1120 - [[Richard III of Capua]] -is anointed as Prince of Capua|Prince two weeks before his untimely death.

1153 - [[Malcolm IV of Scotland|Malcolm IV]] -becomes King of Scotland.

1199 - [[John, King of England|John]] -is crowned King of England.

1644 - [[Manchu]] -regent Dorgon defeats rebel leader Li Zicheng of the Shun dynasty at the Battle of Shanhai Pass, allowing the Manchus to enter and conquer the capital city of Beijing.

1703 - [[Tsar]] -Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.

1798 - [[Battle of Oulart Hill]] -takes place in Wexford, Ireland.

1799 - [[War of the Second Coalition]] -Habsburg Monarchy|Austrian forces Battle of Winterthur (1799)|defeats the French First Republic|French at Winterthur, Switzerland, securing control of the northeastern Swiss Plateau because of the town's location at the junction of seven cross-roads.

1813 - [[War of 1812]] -In Canada, American forces capture Battle of Fort George|Fort George.

1849 - [[Euston railway station|Euston station]] -in London is opened.

1860 - [[Giuseppe Garibaldi]] -begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian unification.

1863 - [[American Civil War]] -First Assault on the Confederate States of America|Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.

1874 - [[Dorsland Trek|Dorsland trekkers]] -under the leadership of Gert Alberts leaves Pretoria.

1883 - [[Alexander III of Russia|Alexander III]] -is crowned Tsar of Russia.

1896 - [[Fujita scale|F4]] -strength 1896 St. Louis–East St. Louis tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damage (1997 US dollars).

1905 - [[Russo-Japanese War]] -The Battle of Tsushima begins.

1907 - [[Bubonic plague]] -breaks out in San Francisco.

1908 - [[Khilafat Day]] -– the day of establishment of Khilafat in Islam Ahmadiyya.

1919 - [[NC-4]] -aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.

1927 - [[Ford Motor Company]] -ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A (1927–31)|Ford Model A.

1930 - [[Chrysler Building]] -in New York City, the List of tallest buildings in the world|tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.

1933 - [[New Deal]] -The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.

1933 - [[The Walt Disney Company]] -releases the cartoon ''Three Little Pigs (film)|Three Little Pigs'', with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"

1933 - [[Century of Progress]] -World's Fair opens in Chicago.

1935 - [[Supreme Court of the United States]] -declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, (295 U.S. 495).

1937 - [[California]] -the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.

1940 - [[World War II]] -In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to Nazi Germany|German troops; two survive.

1941 - [[President of the United States|U.S. President]] -Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an "unlimited national emergency".

1941 - null 941-W-rld War II: The {{warship|German battleship|Bismarck}} is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.

1942 - [[Operation Anthropoid]] -Reinhard Heydrich is fatally wounded in Prague; he dies of his injuries eight days later.

1958 - [[F-4 Phantom II]] -makes its first flight.

1960 - [[Turkey]] -a 1960 Turkish coup d'état|military coup removes President Celâl Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office.

1962 - [[Centralia mine fire]] -is ignited in the town's landfill above a coal mine.

1965 - [[Vietnam War]] -American warships begin the first bombardment of National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam|National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.

1967 - [[Australian referendum, 1967 (Aboriginals)|constitutional referendum]] -granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.

1967 - [[aircraft carrier]] -{{USS|John F. Kennedy|CV-67|6}} is Ceremonial ship launching|launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline Kennedy|Caroline.

1968 - [[Union Nationale des Étudiants de France]] -(National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sébastien Charléty.

1968 - [[Major League Baseball]] -s National League awards Montreal the first franchise in Canada and the first franchise outside the United States. (the Montreal Expos)

1971 - [[Dahlerau train disaster]] -the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.

1975 - [[Dibbles Bridge coach crash]] -near Grassington, in North Yorkshire, England, kills 33 – the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom.

1980 - [[Gwangju Massacre]] -Airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more.

1986 - [[Dragon Quest]] -', the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, is released in Japan.

1995 - [[Culpeper, Virginia]] -the actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.

1996 - [[First Chechen War]] -the Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.

1997 - [[1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak|tornado outbreak]] -in Jarrell, Texas.

1997 - [[Paula Jones]] -can pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.

1998 - [[Oklahoma City bombing]] -Michael Fortier (American)|Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorism|terrorist plot.

2001 - [[Islamism|Islamist]] -separatist group Abu Sayyaf Dos Palmas kidnappings|seize twenty hostages from an affluent island resort on Palawan in the Philippines; the hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002.

2006 - [[2006 Yogyakarta earthquake]] -strikes devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.

Famous Birthdays


742 - [[Emperor Dezong of Tang]] -(d. 805)

1332 - [[Ibn Khaldun]] -Tunisian historian and theologian (d. 1406)

1519 - [[Girolamo Mei]] -Italian historian and theorist (d. 1594)

1537 - [[Louis IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg]] -(d. 1604)

1576 - [[Caspar Schoppe]] -German author and scholar (d. 1649)

1584 - [[Michael Altenburg]] -German theologian and composer (d. 1640)

1601 - [[Antoine Daniel]] -French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1648)

1626 - [[William II, Prince of Orange]] -(d. 1650)

1627 - [[Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier]] -(d. 1693)

1651 - [[Louis Antoine de Noailles]] -French cardinal (d. 1729)

1652 - [[Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine]] -of Germany (d. 1722)

1738 - [[Nathaniel Gorham]] -American merchant and politician, 14th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1796)

1756 - [[Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria]] -(d. 1825)

1794 - [[Cornelius Vanderbilt]] -American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1877)

1818 - [[Amelia Bloomer]] -American journalist and activist (d. 1894)

1819 - [[Julia Ward Howe]] -American poet and songwriter (d. 1910)

1820 - [[Mathilde Bonaparte]] -Italian-French daughter of Catharina of Württemberg (d. 1904)

1827 - [[Samuel F. Miller (U.S. politician)|Samuel F. Miller]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1892)

1832 - [[Zenas Ferry Moody]] -American surveyor and politician, 7th Governor of Oregon (d. 1917)

1836 - [[Jay Gould]] -American businessman and financier (d. 1892)

1837 - [[Wild Bill Hickok]] -American police officer (d. 1876)

1860 - [[Manuel Teixeira Gomes]] -Portuguese politician, 7th President of Portugal (d. 1941)

1863 - [[Arthur Mold]] -English cricketer (d. 1921)

1867 - [[Arnold Bennett]] -English author and playwright (d. 1931)

1868 - [[Aleksa Šantić]] -Bosnian poet and author (d. 1924)

1871 - [[Georges Rouault]] -French painter and illustrator (d. 1958)

1875 - [[Frederick Cuming]] -English cricketer (d. 1942)

1876 - [[Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski]] -Polish journalist and author (d. 1945)

1876 - [[William Stanier]] -English engineer (d. 1965)

1878 - [[Anna Cervin]] -Swedish artist (d. 1972)

1879 - [[Karl Bühler]] -German-American linguist and psychologist (d. 1963)

1879 - [[Hans Lammers]] -German judge and politician (d. 1962)

1883 - [[Jessie Arms Botke]] -American painter (d. 1971)

1884 - [[Max Brod]] -Czech journalist, author, and composer (d. 1968)

1888 - [[Louis Durey]] -French composer (d. 1979)

1891 - [[Claude Champagne]] -Canadian violinist, pianist, and composer (d. 1965)

1891 - [[Jaan Kärner]] -Estonian poet and author (d. 1958)

1891 - [[Aage Redal]] -Danish actor (d. 1950)

1893 - [[Hermann Dörnemann]] -German super-centenarian (d. 2005)

1894 - [[Louis-Ferdinand Céline]] -French physician and author (d. 1961)

1894 - [[Dashiell Hammett]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 1961)

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

1897 - [[John Cockcroft]] -English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)

1897 - [[Dink Templeton]] -American rugby player and coach (d. 1962)

1899 - [[Johannes Türn]] -Estonian chess and draughts player (d. 1993)

1900 - [[Ethel Lang (supercentenarian)|Ethel Lang]] -English super-centenarian (d. 2015)

1900 - [[Uładzimir Žyłka]] -Belarusian poet and translator (d. 1933)

1902 - [[Fanny Godin]] -Belgian super-centenarian (d. 2014)

1904 - [[Chūhei Nambu]] -Japanese jumper and journalist (d. 1997)

1906 - [[Buddhadasa]] -Thai monk and philosopher (d. 1993)

1906 - [[Antonio Rosario Mennonna]] -Italian bishop (d. 2009)

1907 - [[Nicolas Calas]] -Swiss-American poet and critic (d. 1988)

1907 - [[Rachel Carson]] -American biologist, environmentalist, and author (d. 1964)

1909 - [[Don Finlay]] -English hurdler and pilot (d. 1970)

1909 - [[Dolores Hope]] -American singer and philanthropist (d. 2011)

1911 - [[Hubert Humphrey]] -American journalist and politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (d. 1978)

1911 - [[Teddy Kollek]] -Hungarian-Israeli politician, Mayor of Jerusalem (d. 2007)

1911 - [[Vincent Price]] -American actor and singer (d. 1993)

1912 - [[John Cheever]] -American author and academic (d. 1982)

1912 - [[Sam Snead]] -American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2002)

1912 - [[Terry Moore (baseball)|Terry Moore]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1995)

1913 - [[Wols]] -German painter and photographer (d. 1951)

1915 - [[Ester Soré]] -Chilean singer-songwriter (d. 1996)

1915 - [[Herman Wouk]] -American sailor and author

1918 - [[Yasuhiro Nakasone]] -Japanese commander and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Japan

1919 - [[Emvin Cremona]] -Maltese artist (d. 1987)

1921 - [[Caryl Chessman]] -American criminal (d. 1960)

1921 - [[Bob Godfrey]] -Australian-English animator, director, and voice actor (d. 2013)

1922 - [[Otto Carius]] -German lieutenant and pharmacist (d. 2015)

1922 - [[Christopher Lee]] -English actor and singer (d. 2015)

1922 - [[John D. Vanderhoof]] -American banker and politician, 37th Governor of Colorado (d. 2013)

1923 - [[Henry Kissinger]] -German-American political scientist and politician, 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1923 - [[Sumner Redstone]] -American businessman and philanthropist

1924 - [[Ernest Ingenito]] -American murderer (d. 1995)

1924 - [[Jaime Lusinchi]] -Venezuelan physician and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2014)

1924 - [[John Sumner (director)|John Sumner]] -English-Australian director, founded the Melbourne Theatre Company (d. 2013)

1925 - [[Tony Hillerman]] -American journalist and author (d. 2008)

1927 - [[Jüri Randviir]] -Estonian chess player and journalist (d. 1996)

1927 - [[Harry Webster]] -English engineer (d. 2007)

1928 - [[Thea Musgrave]] -Scottish-American composer and educator

1930 - [[Simon Barrington-Ward]] -English bishop

1930 - [[John Barth]] -American author and academic

1930 - [[William S. Sessions]] -American civil servant and judge, 8th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

1930 - [[Eino Tamberg]] -Estonian composer and educator (d. 2010)

1931 - [[John Chapple (British Army officer)|John Chapple]] -English field marshal and politician, Governor of Gibraltar

1931 - [[Bernard Fresson]] -French actor (d. 2002)

1931 - [[Faten Hamama]] -Egyptian actress and producer (d. 2015)

1933 - [[Edward Samuel Rogers]] -Canadian businessman (d. 2008)

1933 - [[Manfred Sommer]] -Spanish author and illustrator (d. 2007)

1934 - [[Ray Daviault]] -Canadian-American baseball player

1934 - [[Harlan Ellison]] -American author and screenwriter

1935 - [[Daniel Colchico]] -American football player and coach (d. 2014)

1935 - [[Mal Evans]] -English manager and producer (d. 1976)

1935 - [[Ramsey Lewis]] -American pianist and composer

1935 - [[Lee Meriwether]] -American model and actress, Miss America 1955

1936 - [[Benjamin Bathurst (Royal Navy officer)|Benjamin Bathurst]] -English admiral

1936 - [[Louis Gossett, Jr.]] -American actor and producer

1936 - [[Marcel Masse]] -Canadian educator and politician, 29th Minister of National Defence (Canada)|Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 2014)

1937 - [[Allan Carr]] -American playwright and producer (d. 1999)

1939 - [[Simon Cairns, 6th Earl Cairns]] -English courtier and businessman

1939 - [[Yves Duhaime]] -Canadian captain and politician

1939 - [[Sokratis Kokkalis]] -Greek businessman

1939 - [[Gerald Ronson]] -English businessman and philanthropist

1939 - [[Don Williams]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pozo-Seco Singers)

1942 - [[Lee Baca]] -American police officer

1942 - [[Piers Courage]] -English race car driver (d. 1970)

1942 - [[Roger Freeman, Baron Freeman]] -English accountant and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

1942 - [[Robin Widdows]] -English race car driver

1943 - [[Raye Birk]] -American actor

1943 - [[Cilla Black]] -English singer and actress (d. 2015)

1943 - [[Bruce Weitz]] -American actor

1944 - [[Chris Dodd]] -American lawyer and politician

1944 - [[Ingrid Roscoe]] -English historian and politician, Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire

1944 - [[Alain Souchon]] -French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1945 - [[Bruce Cockburn]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Esquires (Canadian band)|The Esquires and The Flying Circus (Canada)|The Flying Circus)

1946 - [[Lewis Collins]] -English-American actor (d. 2013)

1946 - [[Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen]] -Danish bassist and composer (d. 2005)

1947 - [[Felix Dennis]] -English poet and publisher, founded Dennis Publishing (d. 2014)

1947 - [[Marty Kristian]] -German-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The New Seekers)

1947 - [[Branko Oblak]] -Slovenian footballer and coach

1947 - [[Riivo Sinijärv]] -Estonian politician, 19th Minister of Foreign Affairs (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs

1948 - [[Wubbo de Boer]] -Dutch civil servant

1948 - [[Pete Sears]] -English bass player (Jefferson Starship, Moonalice, and Hot Tuna)

1948 - [[Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart]] -American occultist and author (d. 2014)

1949 - [[Hugh Lowther, 8th Earl of Lonsdale]] -English politician

1949 - [[Christa Vahlensieck]] -German runner

1950 - [[Dee Dee Bridgewater]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1951 - [[Ana Belén]] -Spanish actress, singer, and director

1951 - [[John Conteh]] -English boxer

1954 - [[Pauline Hanson]] -Australian businesswoman and politician

1954 - [[Coney Reyes]] -Filipino actress and producer

1954 - [[Shahrdad Rohani]] -Iranian composer

1954 - [[Jackie Slater]] -American football player and coach

1955 - [[Eric Bischoff]] -American wrestler, manager, and producer

1955 - [[Richard Schiff]] -American actor, director, and producer

1955 - [[Ian Tracey (organist)|Ian Tracey]] -English organist and conductor

1956 - [[Cynthia McFadden]] -American journalist

1956 - [[Rosemary Squire]] -English producer and manager, co-founded Ambassador Theatre Group

1956 - [[Giuseppe Tornatore]] -Italian director and screenwriter

1957 - [[Dag Terje Andersen]] -Norwegian politician, Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion|Norwegian Minister of Labour

1957 - [[Nitin Gadkari]] -Indian lawyer and politician, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways|Indian Minister of Transport

1957 - [[Duncan Goodhew]] -English swimmer

1957 - [[Siouxsie Sioux]] -English singer-songwriter and producer (Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Creatures)

1958 - [[Nick Anstee]] -English accountant and politician, 682nd Lord Mayor of London

1958 - [[Neil Finn]] -New Zealand singer-songwriter and mandolin player (Split Enz, Crowded House, Finn Brothers, The Mullanes, 7 Worlds Collide, and Pajama Club)

1958 - [[Linnea Quigley]] -American actress and producer

1958 - [[Jesse Robredo]] -Filipino politician, 23rd Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (Philippines)|Filipino Secretary of the Interior (d. 2012)

1960 - [[Gaston Therrien]] -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1961 - [[José Luíz Barbosa]] -Brazilian runner and coach

1961 - [[Peri Gilpin]] -American actress

1962 - [[Marcelino Bernal]] -Mexican footballer

1962 - [[Ray Borner]] -Australian basketball player

1962 - [[Steven Brill (scriptwriter)|Steven Brill]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1962 - [[Anthony A. Hyman]] -Israeli-English biologist and academic

1962 - [[David Mundell]] -Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland

1962 - [[Ravi Shastri]] -Indian cricketer and sportscaster

1963 - [[Gonzalo Rubalcaba]] -Cuban pianist and composer

1964 - [[Adam Carolla]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1964 - [[Zheng Geping]] -Singaporean actor

1965 - [[Todd Bridges]] -American actor, director, and producer

1965 - [[Pat Cash]] -Australian-English tennis player and sportscaster

1966 - [[Heston Blumenthal]] -English chef and author

1967 - [[Paul Gascoigne]] -English footballer, coach, and manager

1967 - [[Eddie Harsch]] -Canadian-American keyboard player and bass player (The Black Crowes and The Detroit Cobras)

1967 - [[Eddie McClintock]] -American actor

1968 - [[Jeff Bagwell]] -American baseball player and coach

1968 - [[Rebekah Brooks]] -English journalist

1968 - [[Harun Erdenay]] -Turkish basketball player and coach

1968 - [[Frank Thomas (designated hitter)|Frank Thomas]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1969 - [[Todd Hundley]] -American baseball player

1969 - [[Jeremy Mayfield]] -American race car driver

1969 - [[Dondre Whitfield]] -American actor

1970 - [[Michele Bartoli]] -Italian cyclist

1970 - [[Tim Farron]] -English educator and politician

1970 - [[Joseph Fiennes]] -English actor

1970 - [[Cherry Pie Picache]] -Filipino actress and screenwriter

1971 - [[Mathew Batsiua]] -Nauruan politician

1971 - [[Paul Bettany]] -English actor

1971 - [[Wayne Carey]] -Australian footballer and coach

1971 - [[Kaur Kender]] -Estonian author

1971 - [[Lisa Lopes]] -American rapper, dancer, and actress (TLC (group)|TLC) (d. 2002)

1971 - [[Glenn Ross]] -Irish strongman

1971 - [[Monika Schnarre]] -Canadian model and actress

1971 - [[Lee Sharpe]] -English footballer

1972 - [[Todd Demsey]] -American golfer

1972 - [[Ivete Sangalo]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Banda Eva)

1973 - [[Jack McBrayer]] -American actor and producer

1973 - [[Tana Umaga]] -New Zealand rugby player and coach

1974 - [[Vanessa Blue]] -American porn actress and director

1974 - [[Skye Edwards]] -British singer-songwriter (Morcheeba)

1974 - [[Jason Narvy]] -American actor

1974 - [[Denise van Outen]] -English actress, singer, and television host

1974 - [[Derek Webb]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Caedmon's Call)

1974 - [[Danny Wuerffel]] -American football player

1975 - [[Jadakiss]] -American rapper (The Lox)

1975 - [[André 3000]] -American rapper, producer, and actor (OutKast)

1975 - [[Michael Hussey]] -Australian cricketer

1975 - [[Jamie Oliver]] -English chef and author

1975 - [[Feryal Özel]] -Turkish astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic

1976 - [[RJD2]] -American DJ and producer (Soul Position)

1976 - [[Marcel Fässler (racing driver)|Marcel Fässler]] -Swiss race car driver

1977 - [[Abderrahmane Hammad]] -Algerian high jumper

1977 - [[Mahela Jayawardene]] -Sri Lankan cricketer

1978 - [[Adin Brown]] -American soccer player

1979 - [[Michael Buonauro]] -American author and illustrator (d. 2004)

1979 - [[Stuart Manning]] -English actor

1979 - [[Mile Sterjovski]] -Australian footballer

1980 - [[Craig Buntin]] -Canadian figure skater

1981 - [[Miloy]] -Angolan footballer

1981 - [[Marcelo Bonan]] -Brazilian footballer

1981 - [[Özgür Çevik]] -Turkish singer and actor

1981 - [[Alina Cojocaru]] -Romanian ballerina

1981 - [[Fivos Constantinou]] -Cypriot runner

1981 - [[Johan Elmander]] -Swedish footballer

1982 - [[Natalya (wrestler)|Natalya]] -Canadian-American wrestler

1982 - [[Michael de Grussa]] -Australian singer-songwriter and pianist (The Kill Devil Hills)

1983 - [[Bobby Convey]] -American soccer player

1983 - [[Khamis Gaddafi]] -Libyan commander (d. 2011)

1983 - [[Meelis Kanep]] -Estonian chess player

1984 - [[Blake Ahearn]] -American basketball player

1984 - [[Darin Brooks]] -American actor

1984 - [[Kalle Spjuth]] -Swedish bandy player

1985 - [[Chiang Chien-ming]] -Taiwanese baseball player

1985 - [[Roberto Soldado]] -Spanish footballer

1986 - [[Conor Cummins]] -Manx motorcycle racer

1986 - [[Timo Descamps]] -Belgian actor and singer

1986 - [[Bamba Fall]] -Senegalese basketball player

1986 - [[Lasse Schöne]] -Danish footballer

1987 - [[Gervinho]] -Ivorian footballer

1987 - [[Valerie Garcia]] -Filipino actress

1987 - [[Eric Kolelas]] -French-English actor and director

1987 - [[Bora Paçun]] -Turkish basketball player

1988 - [[Irina Davydova]] -Russian hurdler

1988 - [[Mari Pokinen]] -Estonian actress and singer

1988 - [[Allyn Rose]] -American model and volleyball player, Miss Maryland USA|Miss Maryland USA 2011

1989 - [[Rodrigo de Triano]] -English race horse (d. 2014)

1989 - [[Igor Morozov]] -Estonian footballer

1989 - [[Ben Pringle]] -English footballer

1990 - [[Yenew Alamirew]] -Ethiopian runner

1990 - [[Nadine Beiler]] -Austrian singer

1990 - [[Chris Colfer]] -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1991 - [[Ksenia Pervak]] -Russian tennis player

1991 - [[Eneli Vals]] -Estonian footballer

1994 - [[Aymeric Laporte]] -French footballer

History of Deaths


366 - [[Procopius (usurper)|Procopius]] -Roman usurper (b. 325)

866 - [[Ordoño I of Asturias]] -(b. 831)

927 - [[Simeon I of Bulgaria]] -(b. 864)

1039 - [[Dirk III, Count of Holland]] -(b. 981)

1444 - [[John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset]] -English commander (b. 1404)

1508 - [[Ludovico Sforza]] -Italian son of Francesco I Sforza (b. 1452)

1525 - [[Thomas Müntzer]] -German mystic and theologian (b. 1488)

1541 - [[Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury]] -(b. 1473)

1564 - [[John Calvin]] -French pastor and theologian (b. 1509)

1610 - [[François Ravaillac]] -French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)

1661 - [[Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll]] -Scottish general and politician (b. 1607)

1675 - [[Gaspard Dughet]] -Italian-French painter (b. 1613)

1690 - [[Giovanni Legrenzi]] -Italian organist and composer (b. 1626)

1702 - [[Dominique Bouhours]] -French priest and critic (b. 1628)

1707 - [[Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan]] -French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)

1781 - [[Giovanni Battista Beccaria]] -Italian physicist and academic (b. 1716)

1797 - [[François-Noël Babeuf]] -French journalist (b. 1760)

1831 - [[Jedediah Smith]] -American hunter, explorer, and author (b. 1799)

1840 - [[Niccolò Paganini]] -Italian violinist and composer (b. 1782)

1896 - [[Aleksandr Stoletov]] -Russian physicist, engineer, and academic (b. 1839)

1910 - [[Robert Koch]] -German physician and microbiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)

1918 - [[Ōzutsu Man'emon]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 18th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1869)

1919 - [[Kandukuri Veeresalingam]] -Indian author and activist (b. 1848)

1927 - [[Oscar Stribolt]] -Danish actor and director (b. 1872)

1933 - [[Achille Paroche]] -French target shooter (b. 1868)

1939 - [[Joseph Roth]] -Austrian-French journalist and author (b. 1894)

1941 - [[Ernst Lindemann]] -German captain (b. 1894)

1941 - [[Günther Lütjens]] -German admiral (b. 1889)

1942 - [[Muhammed Hamdi Yazır]] -Turkish theologian, logician, and translator (b. 1878)

1945 - [[Enno Lolling]] -German physician (b. 1888)

1947 - [[Ed Konetchy]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1885)

1949 - [[Robert Ripley]] -American cartoonist, publisher, and businessman, founded ''Ripley's Believe It or Not!'' (b. 1890)

1953 - [[Jesse Burkett]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1868)

1960 - [[James Montgomery Flagg]] -American painter and illustrator (b. 1877)

1963 - [[Grigoris Lambrakis]] -Greek physician and politician (b. 1912)

1964 - [[Jawaharlal Nehru]] -Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of India (b. 1889)

1967 - [[W. Otto Miessner]] -American composer and educator (b. 1880)

1967 - [[Ernst Niekisch]] -German academic and politician (b. 1889)

1968 - [[Denise Legeay]] -French actress (b. 1898)

1969 - [[Jeffrey Hunter]] -American actor and producer (b. 1926)

1971 - [[Armando Picchi]] -Italian footballer and coach (b. 1935)

1980 - [[Gün Sazak]] -Turkish agronomist and politician (b. 1932)

1984 - [[Vasilije Mokranjac]] -Serbian composer (b. 1923)

1986 - [[Ismail al-Faruqi]] -Palestinian-American philosopher and academic (b. 1921)

1986 - [[Ajoy Mukherjee]] -Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1901)

1986 - [[Giorgos Tzifos]] -Greek actor and cinematographer (b. 1918)

1987 - [[John Howard Northrop]] -American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)

1988 - [[Ernst Ruska]] -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

1989 - [[Arseny Tarkovsky]] -Russian poet and translator (b. 1907)

1990 - [[Robert B. Meyner]] -American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of New Jersey (b. 1908)

1991 - [[Leopold Nowak]] -Austrian musicologist and theorist (b. 1904)

1992 - [[Uncle Charlie Osborne]] -American fiddler (b. 1890)

1993 - [[Werner Stocker (actor)|Werner Stocker]] -German actor (b. 1955)

1994 - [[Charles Rodman Campbell]] -American murderer (b. 1954)

1998 - [[Minoo Masani]] -Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1905)

2000 - [[Kazimierz Leski]] -Polish engineer and pilot (b. 1912)

2000 - [[Murray MacLehose, Baron MacLehose of Beoch]] -Scottish politician and diplomat, 25th Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1917)

2000 - [[Maurice Richard]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1921)

2001 - [[Ramon Bieri]] -American actor (b. 1929)

2003 - [[Luciano Berio]] -Italian composer and educator (b. 1925)

2006 - [[Rob Borsellino]] -American journalist (b. 1949)

2006 - [[Paul Gleason]] -American actor (b. 1939)

2006 - [[Craig Heyward]] -American football player (b. 1966)

2006 - [[Alex Toth]] -American illustrator and animator (b. 1928)

2006 - [[Oduvil Unnikrishnan]] -Indian actor and composer (b. 1944)

2007 - [[Izumi Sakai]] -Japanese singer-songwriter (Zard) (b. 1967)

2007 - [[Gretchen Wyler]] -American actress and dancer (b. 1932)

2007 - [[Ed Yost]] -American inventor, created the hot air balloon (b. 1919)

2008 - [[Franz Künstler]] -Hungarian soldier (b. 1900)

2009 - [[Thomas M. Franck]] -American lawyer and academic (b. 1931)

2009 - [[Clive Granger]] -Welsh-American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)

2009 - [[Mona Grey]] -British nursing administrator; Northern Ireland's first Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

2009 - [[Abram Hoffer]] -Canadian biochemist, physician, and psychiatrist (b. 1917)

2009 - [[Gérard Jean-Juste]] -Haitian-American priest and theologian (b. 1946)

2009 - [[Carol Anne O'Marie]] -American nun and author (b. 1933)

2009 - [[William Refshauge]] -Australian soldier and physician (b. 1913)

2009 - [[Paul Sharratt]] -English-American television host (b. 1933)

2010 - [[Payut Ngaokrachang]] -Thai animator and director (b. 1929)

2011 - [[Jeff Conaway]] -American actor and singer (b. 1950)

2011 - [[Margo Dydek]] -Polish-American basketball player (b. 1974)

2011 - [[Gil Scott-Heron]] -American singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1949)

2012 - [[Simeon Daniel]] -Nevisian educator and politician, 1st Premier of Nevis (b. 1934)

2012 - [[Friedrich Hirzebruch]] -German mathematician and academic (b. 1927)

2012 - [[Zita Kabátová]] -Czech actress (b. 1913)

2012 - [[David Rimoin]] -Canadian-American geneticist and academic (b. 1936)

2012 - [[Johnny Tapia]] -American boxer (b. 1967)

2013 - [[György Bárdy]] -Hungarian actor (b. 1921)

2013 - [[Nazmiye Demirel]] -Turkish wife of Süleyman Demirel, 9th List of spouses of President of Turkey|First Lady of Turkey (b. 1927)

2013 - [[Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri]] -Indian politician (b. 1917)

2013 - [[Little Tony (singer)|Little Tony]] -Italian-Sammarinese singer and actor (b. 1941)

2013 - [[Bill Pertwee]] -English actor (b. 1926)

2013 - [[Abdoulaye Sékou Sow]] -Malian politician, List of heads of government of Mali|Prime Minister of Mali (b. 1931)

2014 - [[Lochsong]] -English race horse (b. 1988)

2014 - [[Aurora Bretón]] -Mexican archer (b. 1950)

2014 - [[Ruth Flowers]] -English DJ and producer (b. 1940)

2014 - [[Robert Genn]] -Canadian painter and author (b. 1936)

2014 - [[Helma Sanders-Brahms]] -German director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1940)

2014 - [[Roberto Vargas]] -Puerto Rican baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)

2014 - [[Massimo Vignelli]] -Italian-American graphic designer (b. 1931)

2015 - [[Erik Carlsson]] -Swedish race car driver (b. 1929)

2015 - [[Nils Christie]] -Norwegian sociologist, criminologist, and author (b. 1928)

2015 - [[Andy King (footballer, born 1956)|Andy King]] -English footballer and manager (b. 1956)

2015 - [[Michael Martin (philosopher)|Michael Martin]] -American philosopher and academic (b. 1932)

2015 - [[Elisabeth Wiedemann]] -German actress and dancer (b. 1926)

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