This Day in History

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Day History: April-13

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


1111- Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor|Henry V -is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.

1204- Constantinople -falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire.

1598- Henry IV of France -issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots. (Edict repealed in 1685.)

1612- Miyamoto Musashi -defeats Sasaki Kojirō at Ganryūjima|Funajima island.

1613- Samuel Argall -captures Native American princess Pocahontas in Passapatanzy, Virginia to ransom her for some English prisoners held by Chief Powhatan|her father. She is brought to Henricus as hostage.

1699- Guru Gobind Singh Ji -the Tenth Sikh Guru, Created Khalsa on this day at Anandpur Sahib, Punjab.

1742- George Frideric Handel -s oratorio ''Messiah (Handel)|Messiah'' makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.

1777- American Revolutionary War -American forces are ambushed and defeated in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey.

1796-The first elephant -ever seen in the United States arrives from India.

1829-The Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829 -gives Roman Catholicism in the United Kingdom|Roman Catholics in the United Kingdom the right to vote and to sit in Parliament.

1849- Hungarian Revolution of 1848|Hungary -becomes a republic.

1861- American Civil War -Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.

1868-The Abyssinian War -ends as British and Indian troops capture Maqdala.

1870-The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art -is founded.

1873-The Colfax massacre -in which more than 60 African Americans are murdered, takes place.

1902- James C. Penney -opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.

1909-The Ottoman Empire|Turkish -military 31 March Incident|reverses the Ottoman countercoup of 1909 to force the overthrow of Sultan Abdul Hamid II.

1919-The establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea -

1919- Jallianwala Bagh massacre -British troops gun down at least 379 unarmed demonstrators in Amritsar, India; at least 1200 are wounded.

1919- Eugene V. Debs -is imprisoned at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, for speaking out against Conscription in the United States|the draft during World War I.

1941-A Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact|Pact of neutrality -between the Soviet Union|USSR and Japan is signed.

1943- World War II -The discovery of mass graves of Polish prisoner of war|prisoners of war mass execution|killed by Soviet forces in the Katyn massacre|Katyń Forest Massacre is announced, causing a diplomatic rift between the Polish government in exile in London from the Soviet Union, which denies responsibility.

1943-The Jefferson Memorial -is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of President Thomas Jefferson's birth.

1944- Diplomatic relations -between New Zealand and the Soviet Union are established.

1945-World War II: Nazi Germany|German -troops kill more than 1,000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen (war crime)|Gardelegen, Germany.

1945-World War II: Soviet Union|Soviet -and Kingdom of Bulgaria|Bulgarian forces Vienna Offensive|capture Vienna, Austria.

1948-The Hadassah medical convoy massacre -In an ambush, 79 Jewish doctors, nurses and medical students from Hadassah Hospital and a British soldier are massacred by Arabs in Sheikh Jarra near Jerusalem.

1953- Central Intelligence Agency|CIA -director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program Project MKULTRA.

1958- Cold War -American Van Cliburn wins the inaugural International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

1960-The United States launches Transit (satellite)|Transit 1-B -the world's first satellite navigation system.

1964-At the Academy Awards -Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Academy Award for Best Actor|Best Actor award for the 1963 film ''Lilies of the Field (1963 film)|Lilies of the Field''.

1970-An oxygen -tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon.

1972-The Universal Postal Union -decides to recognize the People's Republic of China as the only legitimate Chinese representative, effectively expelling the Republic of China administering Taiwan.

1972- Vietnam War -The Battle of An Lộc begins.

1974- Western Union -(in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the United States' first commercial Geosynchronous satellite|geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1.

1975- Bus massacre -in Lebanon: An attack by the Kataeb Party|Phalangist resistance kills 26 militia members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, marking the start of the 15-year Lebanese Civil War.

1976-The United States Treasury Department -reintroduces the United States two-dollar bill|two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson's 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.

1984-India moves into Siachen Glacier -thus annexing more territory from the Line of Control.

1987-Portugal and the People's Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau -would be returned to China in 1999.

1992-The Great Chicago flood -devastates much of Chicago Loop|central Chicago.

1997- Tiger Woods -becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.

2014-A bus traveling from Villahermosa -to Mexico City Acayucan bus crash|crashes into a tractor-trailer and catches fire, killing at least 36 people.

Famous Birthdays


1506- Peter Faber -French theologian, co-founded the Society of Jesus (d. 1546)

1519- Catherine de' Medici -Italian-French wife of Henry II of France (d. 1589)

1570- Guy Fawkes -English soldier, planned the Gunpowder Plot (d. 1606)

1573- Christina of Holstein-Gottorp -(d. 1625)

1593- Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1641)

1618- Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy -French author (d. 1693)

1713- Pierre Jélyotte -French tenor (d. 1797)

1729- Thomas Percy (bishop of Dromore)|Thomas Percy -Irish bishop (d. 1811)

1732- Frederick North, Lord North -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1792)

1735- Isaac Low -American merchant and politician, founded the New York Chamber of Commerce (d. 1791)

1743- Thomas Jefferson -American politician, 3rd President of the United States (d. 1826)

1747- Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans -(d. 1793)

1764- Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr -French marshal (d. 1830)

1769- Thomas Lawrence (painter)|Thomas Lawrence -English painter (d. 1830)

1771- Richard Trevithick -English engineer (d. 1833)

1780- Alexander Mitchell (engineer)|Alexander Mitchell -Irish engineer, invented the Screw-pile lighthouse (d. 1868)

1784- Friedrich Graf von Wrangel -Prussian field marshal (d. 1877)

1787- John Robertson (congressman)|John Robertson -American lawyer and politician (d. 1873)

1794- Jean Pierre Flourens -French physiologist (d. 1867)

1802- Leopold Fitzinger -Austrian zoologist (d. 1884)

1808- Antonio Meucci -Italian-American inventor (d. 1889)

1824- William Alexander (bishop)|William Alexander -Irish bishop (d. 1911)

1825- Thomas D'Arcy McGee -Irish-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1868)

1828- Joseph Lightfoot -English bishop and theologian (d. 1889)

1832- Juan Montalvo -Ecuadorian author (d. 1889)

1841- Louis-Ernest Barrias -French sculptor (d. 1905)

1850- Arthur Matthew Weld Downing -Irish astronomer (d. 1917)

1851- Robert Abbe -American surgeon (d. 1928)

1851- William Quan Judge -Irish occultist and theosophist (d. 1896)

1852- Frank Winfield Woolworth -American businessman, founded the F.W. Woolworth Company (d. 1919)

1860- James Ensor -Belgian painter (d. 1949)

1866- Butch Cassidy -American criminal (d. 1908)

1872- John Cameron (footballer born 1872)|John Cameron -Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1935)

1872- Alexander Roda Roda -Austrian-Croatian journalist and author (d. 1945)

1873- John W. Davis -American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Solicitor General (d. 1955)

1875- Ray Lyman Wilbur -American physician, academic, and politician, 31st United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1949)

1879- Edward Bruce (New Deal)|Edward Bruce -American lawyer and painter (d. 1943)

1880- Charles Christie -Canadian-American businessman, co-founded the Christie Film Company (d. 1955)

1885- Vean Gregg -American baseball player (d. 1964)

1885- Juhan Kukk -Estonian politician, Head of State of Estonia (d. 1942)

1885- Georg Lukács -Hungarian philosopher and critic (d. 1971)

1887- Gordon S. Fahrni -Canadian physician (d. 1995)

1887- Peter Ratican -American soccer player (d. 1922)

1889- Herbert Yardley -American cryptologist (d. 1958)

1890- Frank Murphy -American jurist and politician, 56th United States Attorney General (d. 1949)

1890- Dadasaheb Torne -Indian director and producer (d. 1960)

1891- Maurice Buckley -Australian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1921)

1891- Nella Larsen -American author (d. 1964)

1891- Robert Scholl -German accountant and politician (d. 1973)

1892- Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet -English marshal (d. 1984)

1892- Robert Watson-Watt -Scottish engineer, invented the Radar (d. 1973)

1894- Arthur Fadden -Australian politician, 13th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973)

1897- Werner Voss -German pilot (d. 1917)

1899- Alfred Mosher Butts -American architect and game designer, created Scrabble (d. 1993)

1900- Pierre Molinier -French painter and photographer (d. 1976)

1901- Jacques Lacan -French psychoanalyst (d. 1981)

1902- Philippe de Rothschild -French race car driver (d. 1988)

1902- Marguerite Henry -American author (d. 1997)

1904- David Robinson (philanthropist)|David Robinson -English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1987)

1906- Samuel Beckett -Irish-French author, playwright, and director, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)

1906- Bud Freeman -American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)

1907- Harold Stassen -American academic and politician, 25th Governor of Minnesota (d. 2001)

1909- Stanislaw Ulam -Ukrainian-American mathematician (d. 1984)

1909- Eudora Welty -American author (d. 2001)

1911- Ico Hitrec -Croatian footballer and manager (d. 1946)

1911- Jean-Louis Lévesque -Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1994)

1913- Kermit Tyler -American pilot and lieutenant (d. 2010)

1916- Phyllis Fraser -American actress, journalist, and publisher, co-founded Beginner Books (d. 2006)

1917- Robert Orville Anderson -American businessman, founded ARCO|Atlantic Richfield Oil Co. (d. 2007)

1919- Roland Gaucher -French journalist (d. 2007)

1919- Howard Keel -American actor and singer (d. 2004)

1919- Madalyn Murray O'Hair -American activist, founded American Atheists (d. 1995)

1919- Phil Tonken -American voice actor (d. 2000)

1920- Roberto Calvi -Italian banker (d. 1982)

1920- Claude Cheysson -French politician, Foreign Minister of France (d. 2012)

1920- Liam Cosgrave -Irish lawyer and politician, 6th Taoiseach|Taoiseach of Ireland

1920- John LaPorta -American clarinet player and saxophonist (d. 2004)

1921- Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza -Dutch-Swiss businessman (d. 2002)

1922- Heinz Baas -German footballer and manager (d. 1994)

1922- John Braine -English author (d. 1986)

1922- Julius Nyerere -Tanzanian politician, 1st President of Tanzania (d. 1999)

1922- Valve Pormeister -Estonian architect (d. 2002)

1923- Don Adams -American actor and director (d. 2005)

1923- A. H. Halsey -English sociologist and academic (d. 2014)

1923- Stanley Tanger -American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (d. 2010)

1924- Jack T. Chick -American author, illustrator, and publisher

1924- Stanley Donen -American director and choreographer

1926- Ellie Lambeti -Greek actress (d. 1983)

1926- John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough -English businessman (d. 2014)

1927- Rosemary Haughton -English-American theologian, philosopher, and author

1927- Maurice Ronet -French actor and director (d. 1983)

1928- Alan Clark -English politician (d. 1999)

1931- Robert Enrico -French director and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1931- Dan Gurney -American race car driver

1931- Arturo Rodenak -Argentinian-Chilean footballer (d. 2012)

1931- Jon Stone -American screenwriter and producer, co-created ''Sesame Street'' (d. 1997)

1932- Orlando Letelier -Chilean-American economist and politician, Ministry of National Defense (Chile)|Chilean Minister of National Defense (d. 1976)

1933- Ben Nighthorse Campbell -American soldier and politician

1934- John Muckler -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

1935- Lyle Waggoner -American actor

1936- Pierre Rosenberg -French historian

1937- Edward Fox (actor)|Edward Fox -English actor

1937- Lanford Wilson -American playwright (d. 2011)

1938- John Weston (diplomat)|John Weston -English diplomat

1939- Seamus Heaney -Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1939- Paul Sorvino -American actor

1940- Mike Beuttler -Egyptian-English race car driver (d. 1988)

1940- Lester Chambers -American singer-songwriter (The Chambers Brothers)

1940- Vladimir Cosma -Romanian composer and conductor

1940- J. M. G. Le Clézio -French author and educator, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate

1940- Jim McNab -Scottish footballer (d. 2006)

1940- Max Mosley -English race car driver and engineer, co-founded March Engineering

1941- Michael Stuart Brown -American geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1941- Jean-Marc Reiser -French author and illustrator (d. 1983)

1941- Marjorie Yates -English actress

1942- Ataol Behramoğlu -Turkish poet and author

1942- Bill Conti -American composer and conductor

1943- Billy Kidd -American skier

1943- Tim Krabbé -Dutch journalist and author

1943- Philip Norman (author)|Philip Norman -English journalist, author, and playwright

1944- Charles Burnett (director)|Charles Burnett -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1944- Jack Casady -American bass player (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and Jefferson Starship)

1944- Susan Davis (politician)|Susan Davis -American politician

1945- Tony Dow -American actor, director, and producer

1945- Lowell George -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Little Feat and Mothers of Invention) (d. 1979)

1945- Bob Kalsu -American football player and lieutenant (d. 1970)

1945- Judy Nunn -Australian actress and screenwriter

1946- Al Green -American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor

1946- Christopher Strauli -English actor

1947- Rae Armantrout -American poet

1947- Mike Chapman -Australian-English songwriter and producer

1947- Jean-Jacques Laffont -French economist

1948- Nam Hae-il -South Korean admiral

1948- Drago Jančar -Slovenian author and playwright

1949- Len Cook -New Zealand-English mathematician and statistician

1949- Frank Doran (British politician)|Frank Doran -Scottish lawyer and politician

1949- Christopher Hitchens -English-American journalist and author (d. 2011)

1949- Ricardo Zunino -Argentinian race car driver

1950- Joseph Paul Franklin -American serial killer (d. 2013)

1950- Terry Lester -American actor (d. 2003)

1950- Ron Perlman -American actor

1950- William Sadler (actor)|William Sadler -American actor

1951- Leszek Borysiewicz -Welsh immunologist and academic

1951- Peabo Bryson -American singer-songwriter and producer

1951- Peter Davison -English actor and singer

1951- Joachim Streich -German footballer and manager

1951- Max Weinberg -American drummer (E Street Band and Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band)

1952- Erick Avari -Indian-American actor

1952- Ron Dittemore -American businessman

1952- David Drew (politician)|David Drew -English lawyer and politician

1952- Jonjo O'Neill -Irish jockey and trainer

1953- Stephen Byers -English politician

1953- Dany Laferrière -Canadian author

1954- Jimmy Destri -American keyboard player and songwriter (Blondie (band)|Blondie)

1954- Olsen Brothers|Niels Olsen -Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Olsen Brothers)

1954- Barbara Roche -English politician

1955- Steve Camp -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1955- Louis Johnson (bassist)|Louis Johnson -American bass player and producer (The Brothers Johnson)

1955- Lupe Pintor -Mexican boxer

1955- Ole von Beust -German politician, 1st List of mayors of Hamburg|Mayor of Hamburg

1955- Hideki Saijo -Japanese singer

1956- Possum Bourne -New Zealand race car driver (d. 2003)

1956- Alan Devonshire -English footballer and manager

1957- Amy Goodman -American journalist and author

1957- Gary Kroeger -American actor

1957- Dallas Moir -Maltese-Scottish cricketer

1957- Saundra Santiago -American actress

1960- Lyn Brown (politician)|Lyn Brown -English politician

1960- Bob Casey, Jr. -American lawyer and politician

1960- Olaf Ludwig -German cyclist

1960- Rudi Völler -German footballer and manager

1961- Hiro Yamamoto -American bass player and songwriter (Soundgarden and Truly)

1962- Hillel Slovak -Israeli-American guitarist (Red Hot Chili Peppers and What Is This?) (d. 1988)

1963- Garry Kasparov -Russian chess player

1964- Davis Love III -American golfer

1964- Caroline Rhea -Canadian-American actress

1964- John Swinney -Scottish politician

1965- Patricio Pouchulu -Argentinian architect and educator

1966- Mando (singer)|Mando -Greek singer-songwriter

1966- Ali Boumnijel -Tunisian footballer

1966- Marc Ford -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Black Crowes and Burning Tree)

1967- Dana Barros -American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

1967- Olga Tañón -Puerto Rican singer-songwriter (Chantelle)

1969- Dirk Muschiol -German footballer

1970- Monty Brown -American football player and wrestler

1970- Gerry Creaney -Scottish footballer and manager

1970- Szilveszter Csollány -Hungarian gymnast

1970- Ricardo Rincón -Mexican-American baseball player

1970- Ricky Schroder -American actor and director

1971- Valensia -Dutch singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1971- Dina Korzun -Russian actress

1971- Danie Mellor -Australian painter and sculptor

1971- Bo Outlaw -American basketball player

1972- Mariusz Czerkawski -Polish ice hockey player

1972- Aaron Lewis -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Staind)

1973- Bokeem Woodbine -American actor

1974- Sergei Gonchar -Russian ice hockey player

1974- Darren Turner -English race car driver

1974- David Zdrilic -Australian footballer

1975- Jasey-Jay Anderson -Canadian snowboarder

1975- Lou Bega -German singer-songwriter

1975- Bruce Dyer -English footballer

1975- Tatiana Navka -Russian ice dancer

1976- Jonathan Brandis -American actor (d. 2003)

1976- Valentina Cervi -Italian actress

1976- Patrik Eliáš -Czech-American ice hockey player

1976- Glenn Howerton -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1976- Yoo Ji-tae -South Korean actor and director

1977- Jeff Stearns -American actor

1977- Margus Tsahkna -Estonian politician

1978- Arron Asham -Canadian ice hockey player

1978- Nick Garrett (bass-baritone)|Nick Garrett -English singer (The Swingle Singers and Amici Forever)

1978- Kyle Howard -American actor

1978- James Jordan (dancer)|James Jordan -English dancer and choreographer

1978- Sylvie Meis -Dutch model and actress

1978- Carles Puyol -Spanish footballer

1978- Raemon Sluiter -Dutch tennis player

1978- Keydrick Vincent -American football player

1979- Gréta Arn -Hungarian tennis player

1979- Baron Davis -American basketball player

1979- Tony Lundon -Irish singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer (Liberty X)

1979- Síle Seoige -Irish television host

1979- Meghann Shaughnessy -American tennis player

1979- Murat Yıldırım (actor)|Murat Yıldırım -Turkish actor

1980- Colleen Clinkenbeard -American voice actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1980- Jana Cova -Czech porn actress and model

1980- Kelli Giddish -American actress

1980- Jason Maguire -Irish jockey

1980- Alan Melikdjanian -Latvian-American actor, director, and producer

1980- Quentin Richardson -American basketball player

1981- Nat Borchers -American soccer player

1981- Gemma Doyle (politician)|Gemma Doyle -Scottish politician

1981- Courtney Peldon -American actress

1981- Bryan Scott -American football player

1982- Tim Hamilton (pornographic actor)|Tim Hamilton -Czech porn actor and model

1982- Nellie McKay -English-American singer-songwriter and actress

1982- Janice Vidal -Hong Kong singer and actress

1982- Jill Vidal -Hong Kong singer and actress

1983- Heidi Anderson -American voice actress

1983- Claudio Bravo (footballer)|Claudio Bravo -Chilean footballer

1983- Schalk Burger -South African rugby player

1983- Nicole Cooke -Welsh cyclist

1983- Derek Lee Nixon -American actor and producer

1983- Hunter Pence -American baseball player

1984- Jarmo Ahjupera -Estonian footballer

1984- Anders Lindegaard -Danish footballer

1984- Hiro Mizushima -Japanese actor

1984- Matthew Needham -English actor

1985- Anna Jennings-Edquist -Australian actress, director, and playwright

1985- Algo Kärp -Estonian skier

1987- Brandon Hardesty -American actor

1987- Massimiliano Pesenti -Italian footballer

1987- Allison Weiss -American singer-songwriter

1988- Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira -Brazilian footballer

1988- Petteri Koponen -Finnish basketball player

1991- Akeem Adams -Trinidadian footballer (d. 2013)

1991- Ulises Dávila -Mexican footballer

1991- Josh Gordon -American football player

1993- Hannah Marks -American actress

1994- Ángelo Henríquez -Chilean footballer

1994- Elvis Merzļikins -Latvian ice hockey player

History of Deaths


548- Ly Nam De -Vietnamese emperor (b. 503)

799- Paul the Deacon -Italian monk and historian (b. 720)

814- Krum -Bulgarian ruler

1093- Vsevolod I of Kiev -(b. 1030)

1138- Simon I, Duke of Lorraine -(b. 1076)

1592- Bartolomeo Ammannati -Italian architect and sculptor (b. 1511)

1612- Sasaki Kojirō -Japanese samurai (b. 1585)

1635- Fakhr-al-Din II -Druze prince (b. 1572)

1638- Henri, Duke of Rohan -(b. 1579)

1641- Richard Montagu -English clergyman (b. 1577)

1695- Jean de La Fontaine -French author (b. 1621)

1716- Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington -English admiral and politician (b. 1648)

1722- Charles Leslie (nonjuror)|Charles Leslie -Irish theologian (b. 1650)

1793- Pierre Gaspard Chaumette -French politician (b. 1763)

1794- Nicolas Chamfort -French playwright (b. 1741)

1826- Franz Danzi -German cellist, composer, and conductor (b. 1763)

1853- Leopold Gmelin -German chemist (b. 1788)

1853- James Iredell, Jr. -American politician, 23rd Governor of North Carolina (b. 1788)

1855- Henry De la Beche -English geologist and palaeontologist (b. 1796)

1868- Tewodros II -of Ethiopia (b. 1818)

1880- Robert Fortune -Scottish botanist and author (b. 1813)

1882- Bruno Bauer -German historian and philosopher (b. 1809)

1886- John Humphrey Noyes -American religious leader, founded the Oneida Community (b. 1811)

1890- Samuel J. Randall -American captain, lawyer, and politician, 33rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1828)

1909- Whitley Stokes -Irish-English lawyer and scholar (b. 1830)

1910- William Quiller Orchardson -Scottish-English painter (b. 1835)

1911- John McLane -Scottish-American politician, 50th Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1852)

1911- George Washington Glick -American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of Kansas (b. 1827)

1912- Takuboku Ishikawa -Japanese poet (b. 1886)

1918- Lavr Kornilov -Russian general (b. 1870)

1925- Frederik Buch -Danish actor (b. 1875)

1927- Georg Voigt (politician)|Georg Voigt -German politician, List of mayors of Frankfurt|Mayor of Frankfurt (b. 1866)

1936- Konstantinos Demertzis -Greek politician 129th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)

1938- Grey Owl -English-Canadian environmentalist (b. 1888)

1941- Annie Jump Cannon -American astronomer (b. 1863)

1941- William Twaits (soccer)|William Twaits -Canadian soccer player (b. 1879)

1942- Henk Sneevliet -Dutch politician (b. 1883)

1942- Anton Uesson -Estonian engineer and politician, 17th List of mayors of Tallinn|Mayor of Tallinn (b. 1879)

1944- Cécile Chaminade -French pianist and composer (b. 1857)

1945- Ernst Cassirer -German philosopher (b. 1874)

1954- Samuel Jones (athlete)|Samuel Jones -American high jumper (b. 1880)

1954- Angus Lewis Macdonald -Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Nova Scotia (b. 1890)

1956- Emil Nolde -German painter (b. 1867)

1959- Eduard van Beinum -Dutch conductor (b. 1901)

1961- John A. Bennett -American soldier (b. 1935)

1962- Culbert Olson -American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of California (b. 1876)

1966- Abdul Salam Arif -Iraqi colonel and politician, 2nd President of Iraq (b. 1921)

1966- Carlo Carrà -Italian painter (b. 1881)

1966- Georges Duhamel -French author (b. 1884)

1967- Nicole Berger -French actress (b. 1934)

1969- Alfred Karindi -Estonian pianist and composer (b. 1901)

1971- Michel Brière -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1949)

1971- Juhan Smuul -Estonian author, poet, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

1975- Larry Parks -American actor (b. 1914)

1975- François Tombalbaye -Chadian politician, 1st President of Chad (b. 1918)

1978- Jack Chambers (artist)|Jack Chambers -Canadian painter and director (b. 1931)

1980- Markus Höttinger -Austrian race car driver (b. 1956)

1980- Karl Stegger -Danish actor (b. 1913)

1983- Gerry Hitchens -English footballer (b. 1934)

1983- Theodore Stephanides -Greek physician, author, and poet (b. 1896)

1984- Richard Hurndall -English actor (b. 1910)

1984- Ralph Kirkpatrick -American harp player and musicologist (b. 1911)

1986- Stephen Stucker -American actor (b. 1947)

1988- Jean Gascon -Canadian actor and director (b. 1920)

1992- Maurice Sauvé -Canadian economist and politician (b. 1923)

1993- Wallace Stegner -American historian and author (b. 1909)

1996- James Burke (gangster)|James Burke -American gangster (b. 1931)

1996- Leila Mackinlay -English author (b. 1910)

1997- Bryant Bowles -American soldier and activist, founded the National Association for the Advancement of White People (b. 1920)

1997- Dorothy Frooks -American author and actress (b. 1896)

1997- Voldemar Väli -Estonian wrestler (b. 1903)

1998- Patrick de Gayardon -French skydiver and base jumper (b. 1960)

1999- Ortvin Sarapu -New Zealand chess player (b. 1924)

1999- Willi Stoph -German politician, 2nd Leadership of East Germany|Prime Minister of East Germany (b. 1914)

2000- Giorgio Bassani -Italian author and poet (b. 1916)

2000- Frenchy Bordagaray -American baseball player (b. 1910)

2001- Jimmy Logan -Scottish actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)

2001- Robert Moon (postal inspector)|Robert Moon -American postal inspector, created the ZIP code (b. 1917)

2002- Desmond Titterington -Irish race car driver (b. 1928)

2004- Caron Keating -English television host (b. 1962)

2005- Don Blasingame -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1932)

2005- Johnnie Johnson (musician)|Johnnie Johnson -American pianist and songwriter (b. 1924)

2005- Johnny Loughrey -Irish singer-songwriter (b. 1945)

2005- Philippe Volter -Belgian actor (b. 1959)

2006- Bill Baker (baseball)|Bill Baker -American baseball player, coach, and umpire (b. 1911)

2006- Muriel Spark -Scottish-Italian author and poet (b. 1918)

2007- Don Selwyn -New Zealand actor and director (b. 1935)

2008- John Archibald Wheeler -American physicist and educator (b. 1911)

2009- Mark Fidrych -American baseball player (b. 1954)

2009- Harry Kalas -American sportscaster (b. 1936)

2009- Bruce Snyder -American football player and coach (b. 1940)

2012- William B. Buffum -American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Lebanon (b. 1921)

2012- Cecil Chaudhry -Pakistani pilot, academic, and activist (b. 1941)

2012- Shūichi Higurashi -Japanese illustrator (b. 1936)

2012- Marilyn Lovell Matz -American actress and singer (b. 1931)

2012- David S. Smith -American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Sweden (b. 1918)

2012- Robert Wigmore -Cook Islander politician, 14th Deputy Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (b. 1949)

2013- Frank Bank -American actor (b. 1942)

2013- Chi Cheng (musician)|Chi Cheng -American bass player (Deftones) (b. 1970)

2013- Stephen Dodgson -English composer and educator (b. 1924)

2013- Dean Drummond -American composer and conductor (b. 1949)

2013- Ian Henderson (police officer)|Ian Henderson -Scottish-Kenyan police officer (b. 1927)

2013- Vincent Montana, Jr. -American drummer and composer (MFSB and Salsoul Orchestra) (b. 1928)

2013- Lin Yang-kang -Chinese politician, 29th List of vice premiers of the Republic of China|Vice Premier of the Republic of China (b. 1927)

2014- Peter Drummond-Murray of Mastrick -(b. 1929)

2014- Fred Enke (American football)|Fred Enke -American football player (b. 1924)

2014- Ernesto Laclau -Argentinian-Spanish philosopher and theorist (b. 1935)

2014- Michael Ruppert -American journalist and author (b. 1951)

2014- Rafał Sznajder -Polish fencer (b. 1972)