This Day in History

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

Events History


503 - [[Fasti Triumphales]] -', Roman consul Agrippa Menenius Lanatus (consul 503 BC)|Agrippa Menenius Lanatus celebrated a Roman triumph|triumph for a military victory over the Sabines.

1147 - [[Moscow]] -

1287 - [[Wareru]] -founds the Ramanya Kingdom, and proclaims independence from the Pagan Kingdom.

1581 - [[Francis Drake]] -is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.

1660 - [[Declaration of Breda]] -by King Charles II of England.

1721 - [[Robert Walpole]] -takes office as the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom under George I of Great Britain|King George I.

1768 - [[Philip Astley]] -stages the first modern circus.

1796 - [[Georges Cuvier]] -delivers his first Paleontology|paleontological lecture at École Centrale du Pantheon of the National Museum of Natural History (France)|National Museum of Natural History on living and fossil remains of elephants and related species, founding the science of Paleontology.

1812 - [[James Madison]] -enacts a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.

1814 - [[Napoleon]] -abdicates for the first time and names his son Napoleon II as Emperor of the French.

1818 - [[United States Congress]] -adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).

1841 - [[William Henry Harrison]] -dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and with the shortest term served. Vice President John Tyler, becomes President upon Harrison's death.

1850 - [[Cottenham]] -A large part of the Cambridgeshire village (England) is burnt to the ground in suspicious circumstances.

1850 - [[Los Angeles]] -is incorporated as a city.

1859 - [[Bryant's Minstrels]] -debut "Dixie (song)|Dixie" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show.

1865 - [[American Civil War]] -A day after United States|Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate States of America|Confederate capital.

1866 - [[Alexander II of Russia]] -narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Dmitry Karakozov in the city of Saint Petersburg.

1873 - [[The Kennel Club]] -is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.

1887 - [[Argonia, Kansas]] -elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States.

1905 - [[1905 Kangra earthquake|an earthquake]] -hits the Kangra Valley, killing 20,000, and destroying most buildings in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh|Kangra, McLeod Ganj and Dharamsala.

1913 - [[First Balkan War]] -Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot to die in the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.

1925 - [[Schutzstaffel]] -(SS) is founded in Germany.

1930 - [[Communist Party of Panama]] -is founded.

1933 - [[airship]] -{{USS|Akron|ZRS-4|6}}, is wrecked off the New Jersey coast due to severe weather.

1939 - [[Faisal II of Iraq|Faisal II]] -becomes King of Iraq.

1944 - [[World War II]] -Bombing of Bucharest in World War II|First bombardment of oil refineries in Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.

1945 - [[Ohrdruf forced labor camp]] -in Germany.

1945 - [[Battle of Kassel (1945)|capture Kassel]] -

1945 - [[Hungary]] -from German occupation and occupy the country itself.

1949 - [[North Atlantic Treaty]] -creating the NATO|North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

1958 - [[CND]] -peace symbol is displayed in public for the first time in London.

1960 - [[Mali Federation]] -a union of Senegal and French Sudan.

1964 - [[The Beatles]] -occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100|''Billboard'' Hot 100 pop chart.

1965 - [[Saab Viggen]] -fighter aircraft is unveiled.

1967 - [[Martin Luther King Jr.]] -delivers his "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech in New York City's Riverside Church.

1968 - [[James Earl Ray]] -at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

1968 - [[Apollo program]] -NASA launches Apollo 6.

1968 - [[A.E.K. Athens B.C.]] -becomes the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.

1969 - [[Denton Cooley]] -implants the first temporary artificial heart.

1973 - [[World Trade Center (1973-2001)|World Trade Center]] -in New York is officially dedicated.

1973 - [[Lockheed C-141 Starlifter]] -dubbed the ''Hanoi Taxi'', makes the last flight of Operation Homecoming.

1975 - [[Microsoft]] -is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico

1975 - [[Vietnam War]] -Operation Babylift: A United States Air Force Lockheed C-5 Galaxy|Lockheed C-5A Galaxy transporting orphans, crashes near Saigon, South Vietnam shortly after takeoff killing 172 people.

1976 - [[Norodom Sihanouk]] -resigns as leader of Cambodia and is placed under house arrest.

1979 - [[Zulfikar Ali Bhutto]] -of Pakistan is executed.

1981 - [[Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force]] -mounts an Attack on H3|attack on H-3 Airbase and destroys about 50 Iraqi aircraft.

1983 - [[Space Shuttle Challenger|Challenger]] -' STS-6|makes its maiden voyage into space.

1984 - [[Ronald Reagan]] -calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.

1988 - [[List of Governors of Arizona|Governor]] -Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.

1991 - [[John Heinz]] -of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their airplane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.

1991 - [[flag of Hong Kong]] -is adopted for post-colonial Hong Kong during the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress.

1994 - [[Marc Andreessen]] -and James H. Clark|Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name ''Mosaic Communications Corporation''.

1996 - [[Comet Hyakutake]] -is imaged by the USA Asteroid Orbiter Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous.

2002 - [[Angola]] -government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.

2007 - [[2007 Iranian seizure of Royal Navy personnel|held in Iran]] -are released by the Iranian President.

2009 - [[2009 Pittsburgh police shootings|shot and killed]] -during a shootout in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2013 - [[2013 Thane building collapse|building collapse]] -in Thane, India.

Famous Birthdays


188 - [[Caracalla]] -Roman emperor (d. 217)

1492 - [[Ambrosius Blarer]] -German-Swiss theologian and reformer (d. 1564)

1572 - [[William Strachey]] -English author (d. 1621)

1593 - [[Edward Nicholas]] -English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1669)

1640 - [[Gaspar Sanz]] -Spanish guitarist, composer, and priest (d. 1710)

1646 - [[Antoine Galland]] -French orientalist and archaeologist (d. 1715)

1648 - [[Grinling Gibbons]] -Dutch-English sculptor (d. 1721)

1676 - [[Giuseppe Maria Orlandini]] -Italian composer (d. 1760)

1688 - [[Joseph-Nicolas Delisle]] -French astronomer and cartographer (d. 1768)

1718 - [[Benjamin Kennicott]] -English theologian and scholar (d. 1783)

1752 - [[Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli]] -Italian composer (d. 1837)

1760 - [[Juan Manuel Olivares]] -Venezuelan organist and composer (d. 1797)

1762 - [[Stephen Storace]] -English actor and composer (d. 1796)

1772 - [[Nachman of Breslov]] -(d. 1810)

1780 - [[Edward Hicks]] -American minister and painter (d. 1849)

1785 - [[Bettina von Arnim]] -German author, illustrator, and composer (d. 1859)

1792 - [[Thaddeus Stevens]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1868)

1802 - [[Dorothea Dix]] -American nurse and activist (d. 1887)

1818 - [[Thomas Mayne Reid]] -Irish-American author and poet (d. 1883)

1819 - [[Maria II of Portugal]] -(d. 1853)

1821 - [[Linus Yale, Jr.]] -American engineer and businessman (d. 1868)

1826 - [[Zénobe Gramme]] -Belgian engineer, invented the Gramme machine (d. 1901)

1835 - [[John Hughlings Jackson]] -English physician and neurologist (d. 1911)

1842 - [[Édouard Lucas]] -French mathematician and theorist (d. 1891)

1843 - [[William Henry Jackson]] -American painter and photographer (d. 1942)

1846 - [[Comte de Lautréamont]] -Uruguayan-French poet and educator (d. 1870)

1853 - [[Tad Lincoln]] -American son of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1871)

1858 - [[Remy de Gourmont]] -French author, poet, and critic (d. 1915)

1869 - [[Mary Colter]] -American architect, designed the Desert View Watchtower (d. 1958)

1875 - [[Pierre Monteux]] -French-American viola player and conductor (d. 1964)

1876 - [[Maurice de Vlaminck]] -French painter and poet (d. 1958)

1878 - [[Stylianos Lykoudis]] -Greek admiral and historian (d. 1958)

1879 - [[Gustav Goßler]] -German rower (d. 1940)

1884 - [[James Alberione]] -Italian priest, founded the Society of St. Paul (d. 1971)

1884 - [[Isoroku Yamamoto]] -Japanese admiral (d. 1943)

1886 - [[Frank Luther Mott]] -American historian and journalist (d. 1964)

1888 - [[Tris Speaker]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)

1888 - [[Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr.]] -Polish historian and academic (d. 1975)

1889 - [[Makhanlal Chaturvedi]] -Indian journalist, poet, and playwright (d. 1968)

1895 - [[Arthur Murray]] -American dancer and educator (d. 1991)

1896 - [[Robert E. Sherwood]] -American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1955)

1897 - [[Pierre Fresnay]] -French actor and screenwriter (d. 1975)

1897 - [[Dina Manfredini]] -Italian-American super-centenarian (d. 2012)

1898 - [[Agnes Ayres]] -American actress (d. 1940)

1899 - [[Hillel Oppenheimer]] -German-Israeli botanist and academic (d. 1971)

1902 - [[Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin]] -French journalist and author (d. 1969)

1902 - [[Stanley G. Weinbaum]] -American author and poet (d. 1935)

1905 - [[Eugène Bozza]] -French composer and conductor (d. 1991)

1905 - [[Erika Nõva]] -Estonian architect and engineer (d. 1987)

1906 - [[Bea Benaderet]] -American actress and singer (d. 1968)

1906 - [[John Cameron Swayze]] -American journalist and actor (d. 1995)

1907 - [[Robert Askin]] -Australian sergeant and politician, 32nd Premier of New South Wales (d. 1981)

1910 - [[Đặng Văn Ngữ]] -Vietnamese physician and academic (d. 1967)

1911 - [[Max Dupain]] -Australian photographer (d. 1992)

1913 - [[Frances Langford]] -American actress and singer (d. 2005)

1913 - [[Rosemary Lane (actress)|Rosemary Lane]] -American actress and singer (d. 1974)

1913 - [[Jules Léger]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (d. 1980)

1913 - [[Muddy Waters]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)

1914 - [[Richard Coogan]] -American actor (d. 2014)

1914 - [[Marguerite Duras]] -French author, screenwriter, and director (d. 1996)

1915 - [[Louis Archambault]] -Canadian sculptor (d. 2003)

1916 - [[Nikola Ljubičić]] -Serbian general and politician, 10th List of Presidents of Serbia|President of Serbia (d. 2005)

1916 - [[Mickey Owen]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 2005)

1916 - [[David White (actor)|David White]] -American actor (d. 1990)

1918 - [[George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe]] -English soldier and politician, Leader of the House of Lords (d. 2007)

1920 - [[Orunamamu]] -American-Canadian author and educator (d. 2014)

1920 - [[Ignatius IV of Antioch]] -Greek patriarch (d. 2012)

1920 - [[Éric Rohmer]] -French director and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1921 - [[Elizabeth Wilson]] -American actress (d. 2015)

1922 - [[Elmer Bernstein]] -American composer and conductor (d. 2004)

1923 - [[Peter Vaughan]] -English actor

1924 - [[Gil Hodges]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1972)

1925 - [[Gene Reynolds]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1925 - [[Frank Truitt]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)

1925 - [[Claude Wagner]] -Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1979)

1925 - [[Emmett Williams]] -American poet and author (d. 2007)

1926 - [[Mildred Fay Jefferson]] -American physician and activist (d. 2010)

1926 - [[Ronnie Masterson]] -Irish actress (d. 2014)

1927 - [[Joe Orlando]] -Italian-American author and illustrator (d. 1998)

1928 - [[Maya Angelou]] -American author, poet, and actress (d. 2014)

1928 - [[Estelle Harris]] -American actress

1928 - [[Jimmy Logan]] -Scottish actor, director, and producer (d. 2001)

1928 - [[Monty Norman]] -English singer-songwriter and producer

1931 - [[James Dickens]] -English politician (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Bobby Ray Inman]] -American admiral and intelligence officer

1931 - [[Catherine Tizard]] -New Zealand politician, 16th List of Governors-General of New Zealand|Governor-General of New Zealand

1932 - [[Clive Davis]] -American record producer, founded Arista Records and J Records

1932 - [[Richard Lugar]] -American lieutenant and politician, 44th List of mayors of Indianapolis|Mayor of Indianapolis

1932 - [[Anthony Perkins]] -American actor and singer (d. 1992)

1932 - [[Johanna Reiss]] -Dutch-American author

1932 - [[Andrei Tarkovsky]] -Russian director and producer (d. 1986)

1933 - [[Bill France, Jr.]] -American businessman (d. 2007)

1933 - [[Brian Hewson]] -English runner

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

1934 - [[Kronid Lyubarsky]] -Russian journalist and activist (d. 1996)

1935 - [[Geoff Braybrooke]] -English-New Zealand soldier and politician (d. 2013)

1935 - [[Kenneth Mars]] -American actor and singer (d. 2011)

1935 - [[Trevor Griffiths]] -English playwright and educator

1938 - [[A. Bartlett Giamatti]] -American businessman and academic (d. 1989)

1939 - [[JoAnne Carner]] -American golfer

1939 - [[Major Lance]] -American singer (d. 1994)

1939 - [[Hugh Masekela]] -South African singer-songwriter and trumpet player

1939 - [[Ernie Terrell]] -American boxer and singer (d. 2014)

1940 - [[Richard Attwood]] -English race car driver

1940 - [[Sharon Sheeley]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2002)

1942 - [[Jim Fregosi]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)

1942 - [[Kitty Kelley]] -American journalist and author

1942 - [[Elizabeth Levy]] -American author

1944 - [[Magda Aelvoet]] -Belgian politician

1944 - [[Mary Kenny]] -Irish journalist, author, and playwright

1944 - [[Craig T. Nelson]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1944 - [[Nelson Prudêncio]] -Brazilian triple jumper and educator (d. 2012)

1945 - [[Daniel Cohn-Bendit]] -French-German educator and politician

1945 - [[Caroline McWilliams]] -American actress (d. 2010)

1945 - [[Konrad von Finckenstein]] -German-Canadian businessman

1946 - [[Colin Coates]] -Australian speed skater

1946 - [[Dave Hill]] -English guitarist (Slade)

1946 - [[Katsuaki Satō]] -Japanese martial artist and coach

1946 - [[György Spiró]] -Hungarian author and playwright

1946 - [[Bubba Wyche]] -American football player and coach

1947 - [[Wiranto]] -Indonesian general and politician

1947 - [[Ray Fosse]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1947 - [[Luke Halpin]] -American actor and stuntman

1948 - [[Michael Blassie]] -American lieutenant (d. 1972)

1948 - [[Abdullah Öcalan]] -Turkish activist

1948 - [[Berry Oakley]] -American bass player (The Allman Brothers Band) (d. 1972)

1948 - [[Werner Roth (footballer, born 1948)|Werner Roth]] -Serbian-American soccer player and actor

1948 - [[Dan Simmons]] -American author

1948 - [[Derek Thompson (actor)|Derek Thompson]] -Northern Irish actor

1948 - [[Pick Withers]] -English drummer (Dire Straits and Magna Carta (band)|Magna Carta)

1949 - [[Junior Braithwaite]] -Jamaican-American singer (Bob Marley and the Wailers) (d. 1999)

1949 - [[Shing-Tung Yau]] -Chinese-American mathematician and academic

1950 - [[Christine Lahti]] -American actress and director

1951 - [[James Cuno]] -American historian and curator

1951 - [[John Hannah (American football)|John Hannah]] -American football player and coach

1951 - [[Hun Sen]] -Cambodian soldier and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Cambodia

1952 - [[Rosemarie Ackermann]] -German high jumper

1952 - [[Pat Burns]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2010)

1952 - [[Gregg Hansford]] -Australian motorcycle racer (d. 1995)

1952 - [[Cherie Lunghi]] -English actress and dancer

1952 - [[Karen Magnussen]] -Canadian figure skater and coach

1952 - [[Gary Moore]] -Northern Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Skid Row (Irish band)|Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, and Colosseum II) (d. 2011)

1952 - [[Villy Søvndal]] -Danish educator and politician, List of Danish foreign ministers|Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs

1953 - [[Robert Bertrand]] -Canadian politician

1953 - [[Henry Fotheringham]] -South African cricketer

1953 - [[Simcha Jacobovici]] -Canadian director, producer, journalist, and author

1953 - [[Agustí Villaronga]] -Spanish filmmaker

1953 - [[Sammy Wilson]] -Northern Irish politician, 31st Lord Mayor of Belfast

1953 - [[Chen Yi (composer)|Chen Yi]] -Chinese violinist and composer

1954 - [[Julie Carmen]] -American actress, dancer, and psychotherapist

1954 - [[Dave Ulliott]] -English poker player (d. 2015)

1955 - [[Casey Biggs]] -American actor

1956 - [[Evelyn Hart]] -Canadian ballerina

1956 - [[Tom Herr]] -American baseball player and manager

1956 - [[David E. Kelley]] -American screenwriter and producer

1957 - [[Kelso (horse)|Kelso]] -American race horse (d. 1983)

1957 - [[Aki Kaurismäki]] -Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter

1957 - [[Graeme Kelling]] -Scottish guitarist (Deacon Blue) (d. 2004)

1957 - [[Nobuyoshi Kuwano]] -Japanese singer and trumpet player (Rats & Star)

1958 - [[Cazuza]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter (Barão Vermelho) (d. 1990)

1958 - [[Mary-Margaret Humes]] -American model and actress

1958 - [[Peter Baltes]] -German bass player (Accept (band)|Accept)

1959 - [[Phil Morris (actor)|Phil Morris]] -American actor and screenwriter

1960 - [[Jane Eaglen]] -English soprano

1960 - [[Scott Miller (pop musician)|Scott Miller]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Game Theory (band)|Game Theory and The Loud Family) (d. 2013)

1960 - [[Hugo Weaving]] -Nigerian-Australian actor and producer

1961 - [[Tom Byron]] -American porn actor and director

1961 - [[Hildi Santo-Tomas]] -American interior decorator

1962 - [[Craig Adams (musician)|Craig Adams]] -English bass player and songwriter (The Sisters of Mercy, The Mission (band)|The Mission, The Alarm, Spear of Destiny (band)|Spear of Destiny, and Theatre of Hate)

1962 - [[Kailasho Devi]] -Indian social worker and politician

1962 - [[Ava Fabian]] -American model and actress

1962 - [[Marco Giovannetti]] -Italian cyclist

1962 - [[Anita Renfroe]] -American comedian

1963 - [[A. Michael Baldwin]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1963 - [[Jack Del Rio]] -American football player and coach

1963 - [[Dale Hawerchuk]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1963 - [[Jane McDonald]] -English singer and actress

1963 - [[Graham Norton]] -Irish actor and talk show host

1964 - [[Branco (footballer)|Branco]] -Brazilian footballer and coach

1964 - [[Dr. Chud]] -American drummer and singer (Misfits (band)|Misfits, Graves (band)|Graves, Kryst the Conqueror, and Dr. Chud's X-Ward)

1964 - [[Anthony Clark (actor)|Anthony Clark]] -American actor

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

1964 - [[Laurie Hibberd]] -Canadian journalist

1964 - [[Riduan Isamuddin]] -Indonesian terrorist

1964 - [[Robbie Rist]] -American actor and singer

1965 - [[Vinny Burns]] -English guitarist and producer (Dare (band)|Dare, Ten (band)|Ten, and Ultravox)

1965 - [[Robert Downey Jr.]] -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1965 - [[Sean Wilson (actor)|Sean Wilson]] -English actor

1966 - [[Nancy McKeon]] -American actress, director, and producer

1966 - [[Mike Starr (musician)|Mike Starr]] -American bass player (Alice in Chains, Sun Red Sun, and Days of the New) (d. 2011)

1966 - [[Christos Tsekos (basketball)|Christos Tsekos]] -Greek basketball player

1967 - [[Edith Masai]] -Kenyan-German runner

1967 - [[George Mavrotas]] -Greek water polo player and politician

1968 - [[Jesús Rollán]] -Spanish water polo player (d. 2006)

1969 - [[Piotr Anderszewski]] -Polish pianist and composer

1969 - [[Karren Brady]] -English journalist and businesswoman

1970 - [[Georgios Amanatidis]] -Greek footballer and manager

1970 - [[Greg Garcia (producer)|Greg Garcia]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1970 - [[Anthony Green (actor)|Anthony Green]] -English actor

1970 - [[Barry Pepper]] -Canadian actor and producer

1970 - [[Yelena Yelesina]] -Russian high jumper

1971 - [[Yanic Perreault]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1971 - [[Tatia Rosenthal]] -Israeli-American animator and director

1971 - [[Josh Todd]] -American singer-songwriter and actor (Buckcherry)

1971 - [[Malik Yusef]] -American actor, producer, and poet

1971 - [[John Zandig]] -American wrestler and promoter

1972 - [[Jonathan Galkin]] -American actor and producer

1972 - [[Lisa Ray]] -Canadian model and actress

1972 - [[Jill Scott]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1972 - [[Xenia Seeberg]] -German actress and singer

1972 - [[Magnus Sveningsson]] -Swedish bass player (The Cardigans)

1973 - [[Chris Banks (American football)|Chris Banks]] -American football player (d. 2014)

1973 - [[David Blaine]] -American magician, actor, and producer

1973 - [[Loris Capirossi]] -Italian motorcycle racer

1973 - [[Peter Hoekstra (footballer)|Peter Hoekstra]] -Dutch footballer and coach

1973 - [[Chris McCormack (triathlete)|Chris McCormack]] -Australian triathlete and coach

1974 - [[Dave Mirra]] -American BMX rider

1974 - [[Shōei]] -Japanese actor

1975 - [[Delphine Arnault]] -French businesswoman

1975 - [[Thobias Fredriksson]] -Swedish skier

1975 - [[Joyce Giraud]] -Puerto Rican model and actress, Miss Puerto Rico|Miss Puerto Rico 1994

1975 - [[Roy Padrick]] -American journalist and actor

1975 - [[Pamela Ribon]] -American actress, screenwriter, and author

1975 - [[Miranda Lee Richards]] -American singer-songwriter

1975 - [[Scott Rolen]] -American baseball player

1975 - [[Kevin Weekes]] -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1976 - [[Sébastien Enjolras]] -French race car driver (d. 1997)

1976 - [[Emerson Ferreira da Rosa]] -Brazilian footballer

1976 - [[Bearwin Meily]] -Filipino actor

1976 - [[James Roday]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1977 - [[Stephan Bonnar]] -American mixed martial artist

1977 - [[Keith Bulluck]] -American football player and sportscaster

1977 - [[Adam Dutkiewicz]] -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Killswitch Engage, Aftershock (band)|Aftershock, and Times of Grace)

1977 - [[Stephen Mulhern]] -English magician and television host

1977 - [[Omarr Smith]] -American football player and coach

1978 - [[Lemar]] -English singer-songwriter and producer

1978 - [[Jason Ellison]] -American baseball player and scout

1978 - [[Alan Mahon]] -Irish footballer

1978 - [[Sam Moran]] -Australian singer, guitarist, and actor (The Wiggles)

1978 - [[Irene Skliva]] -Greek model, Miss World 1996

1978 - [[Aska Yang]] -Taiwanese singer

1979 - [[Heath Ledger]] -Australian actor and director (d. 2008)

1979 - [[Roberto Luongo]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1979 - [[Natasha Lyonne]] -American actress and producer

1979 - [[Andy McKee]] -American guitarist

1979 - [[Jessica Napier]] -New Zealand-Australian actress

1980 - [[Johnny Borrell]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Razorlight and The Libertines)

1980 - [[Trevor Moore (comedian)|Trevor Moore]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1980 - [[Eric Steinbach]] -American football player

1980 - [[Björn Wirdheim]] -Swedish race car driver

1981 - [[Currensy]] -American rapper (Jet Life and 504 Boyz)

1981 - [[Eduardo Luís Carloto]] -Brazilian footballer

1981 - [[Casey Daigle]] -American baseball player

1981 - [[Anna Pyatykh]] -Russian triple jumper

1981 - [[Ned Vizzini]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1982 - [[Justin Cook]] -American voice actor and producer

1982 - [[Magnus Lindgren (chef)|Magnus Lindgren]] -Swedish chef (d. 2012)

1982 - [[Kett Turton]] -American-Canadian actor

1983 - [[Evgeny Artyukhin]] -Russian ice hockey player

1983 - [[Davide Lufrano Chaves]] -Italian-English guitarist (Alejandro Toledo and the Magic Tombolinos) (d. 2013)

1983 - [[Fabian Geiser]] -Swiss footballer

1983 - [[Ben Gordon]] -American basketball player

1983 - [[Doug Lynch (ice hockey)|Doug Lynch]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1983 - [[Natalie Pike]] -Scottish-English model and actress

1983 - [[Amanda Righetti]] -American actress and producer

1983 - [[Angelle Tymon]] -American journalist and game show host

1984 - [[Sean May]] -American basketball player

1984 - [[Arkady Vyatchanin]] -Russian swimmer

1985 - [[Rudy Fernández (basketball)|Rudy Fernández]] -Spanish basketball player

1985 - [[Ricardo Vilar]] -Brazilian footballer

1986 - [[Eunhyuk]] -South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer (Super Junior and Donghae & Eunhyuk)

1986 - [[Cameron Barker]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1986 - [[Aiden McGeady]] -Irish footballer

1986 - [[Jason Richardson (hurdler)|Jason Richardson]] -American hurdler

1986 - [[Alexander Tettey]] -Norwegian footballer

1987 - [[Sarah Gadon]] -Canadian actress

1987 - [[Sami Khedira]] -German footballer

1987 - [[McDonald Mariga]] -Kenyan footballer

1987 - [[Cameron Maybin]] -American baseball player

1987 - [[Lauri Pedaja]] -Estonian actor and hairdresser

1987 - [[Marcos Vellidis]] -Greek footballer

1988 - [[Frank Fielding]] -English footballer

1989 - [[Vurnon Anita]] -Dutch footballer

1989 - [[Steven Finn (cricketer)|Steven Finn]] -English cricketer

1989 - [[Chris Herd]] -Australian footballer

1989 - [[Spencer Scott]] -American porn actress and model

1990 - [[Yūki Mihara]] -Japanese model

1991 - [[Jack Cooley]] -American basketball player

1991 - [[Yui Koike]] -Japanese model and actress

1991 - [[Jamie Lynn Spears]] -American actress and singer

1992 - [[Lucy May Barker]] -English actress and singer

1992 - [[Christina Metaxa]] -Cypriot singer-songwriter

1992 - [[Alexa Nikolas]] -American actress

1993 - [[Samir Carruthers]] -English footballer

1993 - [[Frank Kaminsky]] -American basketball player

1994 - [[Shunsuke Nishikawa]] -Japanese actor

1994 - [[Risako Sugaya]] -Japanese singer and actress (Berryz Kobo, Guardians 4, and v-u-den)

1996 - [[Austin Mahone]] -American singer-songwriter and actor

1999 - [[Miki Nishino]] -Japanese singer, dancer, and actress (AKB48)

2012 - [[Grumpy Cat]] -American cat

History of Deaths


397 - [[Ambrose]] -Roman archbishop and saint (b. 338)

636 - [[Isidore of Seville]] -Spanish archbishop and saint (b. 560)

814 - [[Plato of Sakkoudion]] -Byzantine monk and saint (b. 735)

896 - [[Pope Formosus]] -(b. 816)

968 - [[Abu Firas al-Hamdani]] -Arab general and poet (b. 932)

1284 - [[Alfonso X of Castile]] -(b. 1221)

1292 - [[Pope Nicholas IV]] -(b. 1227)

1536 - [[Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach]] -(b. 1460)

1588 - [[Frederick II of Denmark]] -(b. 1534)

1596 - [[Philip II, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen]] -(b. 1533)

1609 - [[Carolus Clusius]] -Flemish botanist, mycologist, and academic (b. 1526)

1617 - [[John Napier]] -Scottish mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1550)

1643 - [[Simon Episcopius]] -Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1583)

1661 - [[Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven]] -Scottish-Swedish field marshal (b. 1580)

1701 - [[Joseph Haines]] -English actor, singer, and dancer

1743 - [[Daniel Neal]] -English historian and author (b. 1678)

1761 - [[Théodore Gardelle]] -Swiss painter (b. 1722)

1766 - [[John Taylor (classical scholar)|John Taylor]] -English librarian and scholar (b. 1704)

1774 - [[Oliver Goldsmith]] -Irish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1728)

1792 - [[James Sykes (Continental Congress)|James Sykes]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1725)

1807 - [[Jérôme Lalande]] -French astronomer and academic (b. 1732)

1817 - [[André Masséna]] -French general (b. 1758)

1841 - [[William Henry Harrison]] -American general and politician, 9th President of the United States (b. 1773)

1846 - [[Solomon Sibley]] -American lawyer and politician, 1st List of mayors of Detroit|Mayor of Detroit (b. 1769)

1861 - [[John McLean]] -American jurist and politician, 6th United States Postmaster General (b. 1785)

1863 - [[Ludwig Emil Grimm]] -German painter and engraver (b. 1790)

1864 - [[Joseph Pitty Couthouy]] -American commander and paleontologist (b. 1808)

1870 - [[Heinrich Gustav Magnus]] -German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)

1874 - [[Charles Ernest Beulé]] -French archaeologist and politician (b. 1826)

1875 - [[Karl Mauch]] -German geographer and explorer (b. 1837)

1878 - [[Richard M. Brewer]] -American criminal (b. 1850)

1879 - [[Heinrich Wilhelm Dove]] -German physicist and meteorologist (b. 1803)

1883 - [[Peter Cooper]] -American businessman and philanthropist, founded Cooper Union (b. 1791)

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

1890 - [[Edmond Hébert]] -French geologist and academic (b. 1812)

1912 - [[Charles Brantley Aycock]] -American lawyer and politician, 50th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1859)

1912 - [[Isaac K. Funk]] -American minister, lexicographer, and publisher, co-founded Funk & Wagnalls (b. 1839)

1919 - [[William Crookes]] -English chemist and physicist (b. 1832)

1919 - [[Jacinta and Francisco Marto|Francisco Marto]] -Portuguese saint (b. 1908)

1923 - [[John Venn]] -English mathematician and philosopher, created the Venn diagram (b. 1834)

1929 - [[Karl Benz]] -German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (b. 1844)

1931 - [[André Michelin]] -French businessman, co-founded the Michelin|Michelin Tyre Company (b. 1853)

1932 - [[Wilhelm Ostwald]] -Latvian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)

1933 - [[Elizabeth Bacon Custer]] -American author and educator (b. 1842)

1940 - [[Gustav Goßler]] -German rower (b. 1879)

1951 - [[George Albert Smith]] -American religious leader, 8th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1870)

1953 - [[Carol II of Romania]] -(b. 1893)

1957 - [[E. Herbert Norman]] -Canadian historian and diplomat (b. 1909)

1958 - [[Johnny Stompanato]] -American soldier and bodyguard (b. 1925)

1961 - [[Harald Riipalu]] -Estonian military commander (b. 1912)

1961 - [[Simion Stoilow]] -Romanian mathematician and academic (b. 1873)

1962 - [[James Hanratty]] -English murderer (b. 1936)

1967 - [[Al Lewis (lyricist)|Al Lewis]] -American songwriter (b. 1901)

1967 - [[Héctor Scarone]] -Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1898)

1968 - [[Martin Luther King Jr.]] -American minister and activist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1929)

1970 - [[Byron Foulger]] -American actor (b. 1899)

1972 - [[Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.]] -American pastor and politician (b. 1908)

1972 - [[Stefan Wolpe]] -German-American composer and academic (b. 1902)

1976 - [[Harry Nyquist]] -Swedish engineer and theorist (b. 1889)

1977 - [[Andrey Dikiy]] -Ukrainian-American journalist, historian, and politician (b. 1893)

1979 - [[Zulfikar Ali Bhutto]] -Pakistani lawyer and politician, 4th President of Pakistan (b. 1928)

1979 - [[Edgar Buchanan]] -American actor and singer (b. 1903)

1980 - [[Red Sovine]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1917)

1983 - [[Gloria Swanson]] -American actress, singer, and producer (b. 1899)

1983 - [[Bernard Vukas]] -Croatian football player, played for 1953 FIFA's "Rest of the World" team against England at Wembley (b. 1927)

1984 - [[Oleg Antonov]] -Russian-Ukrainian engineer and businessman, founded Antonov (b. 1906)

1985 - [[Kate Roberts (author)|Kate Roberts]] -Welsh author and activist (b. 1891)

1987 - [[C. L. Moore]] -American author and academic (b. 1911)

1987 - [[Chögyam Trungpa]] -Tibetan guru, poet, and scholar (b. 1939)

1987 - [[Sachchidananda Vatsyayan]] -Indian journalist and author (b. 1911)

1988 - [[Zlatko Grgić]] -Croatian-Canadian animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1931)

1991 - [[Edmund Adamkiewicz]] -German footballer (b. 1920)

1991 - [[Max Frisch]] -Swiss author and playwright (b. 1911)

1991 - [[H. John Heinz III]] -American soldier and politician (b. 1938)

1991 - [[Graham Ingels]] -American illustrator (b. 1915)

1992 - [[Yvette Brind'Amour]] -Canadian actress and director (b. 1918)

1992 - [[Jack Hamilton (Australian footballer)|Jack Hamilton]] -Australian footballer (b. 1928)

1992 - [[Arthur Russell (musician)|Arthur Russell]] -American singer-songwriter and cellist (b. 1951)

1993 - [[Alfred Mosher Butts]] -American game designer, invented Scrabble (b. 1899)

1993 - [[Douglas Leopold]] -Canadian radio and television host (b. 1947)

1995 - [[Kenny Everett]] -English radio and television host (b. 1944)

1995 - [[Priscilla Lane]] -American actress and singer (b. 1915)

1996 - [[Barney Ewell]] -American runner and long jumper (b. 1918)

1996 - [[Boone Guyton]] -American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1913)

1997 - [[Leo Picard]] -German-Israeli geologist and academic (b. 1900)

1997 - [[Alparslan Türkeş]] -Turkish colonel and politician, 39th List of Deputy Prime Ministers of Turkey|Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1917)

1999 - [[Faith Domergue]] -American actress (b. 1924)

1999 - [[Bob Peck]] -English actor (b. 1945)

1999 - [[Early Wynn]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1920)

2001 - [[Liisi Oterma]] -Finnish astronomer (b. 1915)

2001 - [[Ed Roth]] -American illustrator and engineer (b. 1932)

2001 - [[Maury Van Vliet]] -American-Canadian academic (b. 1913)

2003 - [[Anthony Caruso (actor)|Anthony Caruso]] -American actor (b. 1916)

2003 - [[Adalberto Martínez]] -Mexican actor (b. 1916)

2004 - [[Briek Schotte]] -Belgian cyclist and coach (b. 1919)

2005 - [[Edward Bronfman]] -Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1924)

2007 - [[Bob Clark]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1941)

2007 - [[Karen Spärck Jones]] -English computer scientist and academic (b. 1935)

2008 - [[Francis Tucker]] -South African race car driver (b. 1923)

2009 - [[Gonzalo Olave]] -Chilean actor (b. 1983)

2011 - [[Scott Columbus]] -American drummer (Manowar) (b. 1956)

2011 - [[Juliano Mer-Khamis]] -Israeli actor, director, and activist (b. 1958)

2012 - [[Muhammad Afrizal]] -Indonesian boxer (b. 1983)

2012 - [[A. Dean Byrd]] -American psychologist and academic (b. 1948)

2012 - [[Anne Karin Elstad]] -Norwegian author and educator (b. 1938)

2012 - [[Claude Miller]] -French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)

2012 - [[Dubravko Pavličić]] -Croatian footballer (b. 1967)

2012 - [[Roberto Rexach Benítez]] -American-Puerto Rican academic and politician, 10th President of the Senate of Puerto Rico (b. 1929)

2013 - [[Bengt Blomgren]] -Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Roger Ebert]] -American journalist, critic, and screenwriter (b. 1942)

2013 - [[Carmine Infantino]] -American illustrator (b. 1925)

2013 - [[Eldred G. Smith]] -American patriarch (b. 1907)

2013 - [[Tommy Tycho]] -Hungarian-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1928)

2013 - [[Ian Walsh (rugby league)|Ian Walsh]] -Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1933)

2013 - [[Noboru Yamaguchi (author)|Noboru Yamaguchi]] -Japanese author (b. 1972)

2014 - [[İsmet Atlı]] -Turkish wrestler and trainer (b. 1931)

2014 - [[Wayne Henderson (musician)|Wayne Henderson]] -American trombonist and producer (The Crusaders) (b. 1939)

2014 - [[Kumba Ialá]] -Bissau-Guinean soldier and politician, List of heads of state of Guinea-Bissau|President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1953)

2014 - [[Margo MacDonald]] -Scottish journalist and politician (b. 1943)

2014 - [[Curtis Bill Pepper]] -American journalist and author (b. 1917)

2014 - [[Muhammad Qutb]] -Egyptian author and academic (b. 1919)

2015 - [[Jamaluddin Jarjis]] -Malaysian engineer and politician (b. 1951)

2015 - [[Elmer Lach]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)

2015 - [[Donald N. Levine]] -American sociologist and academic (b. 1931)

2015 - [[Klaus Rifbjerg]] -Danish author and poet (b. 1931)

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