This Day in History

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Day History: April-18

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Events History


1025- Bolesław I Chrobry|Bolesław Chrobry -is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first List of Polish monarchs|King of Poland.

1506-The cornerstone -of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid.

1518- Bona Sforza -is crowned as queen consort of Poland.

1521-Trial of Martin Luther -begins its second day during the assembly of the Diet of Worms. He refuses to recant his Lutheranism|teachings despite the risk of excommunication.

1689- Boston -ans rise up 1689 Boston revolt|in rebellion against Sir Edmund Andros.

1738-'' Real Academia de la Historia -' ("Royal Academy of History") is founded in Madrid.

1775- American Revolution -The Battles of Lexington and Concord|British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements.

1807-The Harwich ferry disaster -occurred near the North Sea port of Harwich on the Essex coast (England) in which 60-90 people drowned during the capsizing of a small ferry boat.

1831-The University of Alabama -is founded.

1848-American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo -opens the way for invasion of Mexico.

1857-" The Spirits Book -by Allan Kardec is published, marking the birth of Spiritualism in France.

1864- Battle of Dybbøl -A Kingdom of Prussia|Prussian-Austrian Empire|Austrian army defeats Denmark and gains control of Duchy of Schleswig|Schleswig. Denmark surrenders the province in the following peace settlement.

1880-An Fujita scale|F4 -tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.

1881- Billy the Kid -escapes from the Lincoln County, New Mexico|Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.

1897-The Greco-Turkish War (1897)|Greco-Turkish War -is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.

1899-The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association -is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria.

1902- Quetzaltenango -the second largest city of Guatemala, is 1902 Guatemala earthquake|destroyed by an earthquake.

1906- 1906 San Francisco earthquake|An earthquake -and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California.

1909- Joan of Arc -is beatified in Rome.

1912-The Cunard Line|Cunard -liner {{RMS|Carpathia|}} brings 705 survivors from the {{RMS|Titanic|}} to New York City.

1915- France|French -pilot Roland Garros (aviator)|Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the Germany|German side of the lines during World War I.

1923- Yankee Stadium (1923)|Yankee Stadium -"The House that Babe Ruth|Ruth Built", opens.

1924- Simon & Schuster -publishes the first crossword puzzle book.

1930- BBC -reported there was no news, then played out with piano music.

1936-The first Champions Day -is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan.

1942- World War II -The Doolittle Raid on Japan. Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya are bombed.

1942- Pierre Laval -becomes Prime Minister of Vichy France.

1943-World War II: Operation Vengeance -Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.

1945-Over 1,000 bomber -attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.

1946-The International Court of Justice -holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.

1949-The keel for the aircraft carrier {{USS|United States|CVA-58|6}} is laid down at Northrop Grumman Newport News|Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding -However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.

1954- Gamal Abdal Nasser -seizes power in Egypt.

1955-Twenty-nine nations meet at Bandung -Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.

1958-A United States -federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound be released from an insane asylum.

1961-The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations -a cornerstone of modern international relations, is adopted.

1961- Conferência das Organizações Nacionalistas das Colónias Portuguesas|CONCP -is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portugal|Portuguese colonial rule.

1974-The Prime Minister -of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore's dry port.

1980-The Zimbabwe|Republic of Zimbabwe -(formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country's first List of Presidents of Zimbabwe|President. The Zimbabwe Dollar replaces the Rhodesian Dollar as the official currency.

1981-The longest professional baseball game -is begun in Pawtucket, Rhode Island|Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The game is suspended at 4:00 the next morning and finally completed on June 23.

1983-A suicide bomber -April 1983 U.S. Embassy bombing|destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.

1988-The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis -against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.

1992-General Abdul Rashid Dostum -revolts against President of Afghanistan|President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul.

1996-In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are 1996 shelling of Qana|killed -when the Israel Defense Forces shell the United Nations compound at Quana where more than 800 civilians had taken refuge.

2007-The Supreme Court of the United States -upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5–4 decision.

2007-A 18 April 2007 Baghdad bombings|series of bombings -two of them being suicide bomber|suicides, occur in Baghdad, killing 198 and injuring 251.

2013-A 18 April 2013 Baghdad bombing|suicide bombing -in a Baghdad cafe kills 27 people and injures another 65.

2014-16 people are killed in an 2014 Mount Everest avalanche|avalanche -on Mount Everest.

Famous Birthdays


1480- Lucrezia Borgia -Italian daughter of Pope Alexander VI (d. 1519)

1590- Ahmed I -Ottoman sultan (d. 1617)

1605- Giacomo Carissimi -Italian priest and composer (d. 1674)

1648- Jeanne Guyon -French mystic (d. 1717)

1666- Jean-Féry Rebel -French violinist and composer (d. 1747)

1740- Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet -English banker (d. 1810)

1759- Jacques Widerkehr -French cellist and composer (d. 1823)

1771- Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg -(d. 1820)

1772- David Ricardo -English economist (d. 1823)

1797- Adolphe Thiers -French historian and politician, 2nd President of France (d. 1877)

1813- James McCune Smith -American physician and author (d. 1865)

1819- Carlos Manuel de Céspedes -Cuban lawyer and activist (d. 1874)

1819- Franz von Suppé -Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1895)

1838- Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran -French chemist (d. 1912)

1857- Clarence Darrow -American lawyer (d. 1938)

1857- Alexander Shirvanzade -Armenian playwright and author (d. 1935)

1858- Dhondo Keshav Karve -Indian educator and activist (d. 1962)

1863- Count Leopold Berchtold -Austrian-Hungarian politician and diplomat (d. 1942)

1863- Linton Hope -English sailor and architect (d. 1920)

1864- Richard Harding Davis -American journalist and author (d. 1916)

1874- Abd-ru-shin -German author (d. 1941)

1874- Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić -Croatian author (d. 1938)

1877- Vicente Sotto -Filipino politician (d. 1950)

1879- Korneli Kekelidze -Georgian philologist and scholar (d. 1962)

1880- Sam Crawford -American baseball player, coach, and umpire (d. 1968)

1882- Isaac Babalola Akinyele -Nigerian ruler (d. 1964)

1882- Leopold Stokowski -Polish-English conductor (d. 1977)

1884- Jaan Anvelt -Estonian politician (d. 1937)

1888- Duffy Lewis -American baseball player (d. 1979)

1889- Jessie Street -Australian activist (d. 1970)

1893- Violette Morris -French shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1944)

1896- Na Hye-sok -South Korean journalist, poet, and painter (d. 1948)

1897- Ardito Desio -Italian geologist and cartographer (d. 2001)

1898- Patrick Hennessy -Irish businessman (d. 1981)

1901- Al Lewis (lyricist)|Al Lewis -American songwriter (d. 1967)

1901- László Németh -Hungarian dentist, author, and playwright (d. 1975)

1902- Giuseppe Pella -Italian politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)

1902- Menachem Mendel Schneerson -Russian-French rabbi (d. 1994)

1904- Pigmeat Markham -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1981)

1905- Sydney Halter -Canadian lawyer and businessman (d. 1990)

1905- George H. Hitchings -American physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

1907- Miklós Rózsa -Hungarian-American composer and conductor (d. 1995)

1911- Maurice Goldhaber -Ukrainian-American physicist (d. 2011)

1914- Claire Martin (writer)|Claire Martin -Canadian author (d. 2014)

1915- Joy Davidman -American poet and author (d. 1960)

1916- Carl Burgos -American illustrator (d. 1984)

1916- Doug Peden -Canadian basketball player (d. 2005)

1917- Ty LaForest -Canadian-American baseball player (d. 1947)

1917- Frederica of Hanover -(d. 1981)

1918- Gabriel Axel -Danish-French actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1918- André Bazin -French critic and theorist (d. 1958)

1918- Shinobu Hashimoto -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter

1918- Clifton Hillegass -American publisher, founded ''CliffsNotes'' (d. 2001)

1918- Tony Mottola -American guitarist and composer (d. 2004)

1919- Vondell Darr -American actress (d. 2012)

1919- Virginia O'Brien -American actress and singer (d. 2001)

1920- John F. Wiley -American football player and coach (d. 2013)

1921- Jean Richard -French actor (d. 2001)

1922- Barbara Hale -American actress

1923- Alfred Bieler -Swiss ice hockey player (d. 2013)

1923- Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle -English engineer and politician

1924- Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

1924- Henry Hyde -American politician (d. 2007)

1924- Roy Mason|Roy Mason, Lord Mason of Barnsley -English politician, Secretary of State for Defence

1925- Bob Hastings -American actor (d. 2014)

1925- Marcus Schmuck -Austrian mountaineer (d. 2005)

1926- Günter Meisner -German actor (d. 1994)

1927- Samuel P. Huntington -American political scientist, author, and academic (d. 2008)

1927- Tadeusz Mazowiecki -Polish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Poland (d. 2013)

1928- Otto Piene -German sculptor and academic (d. 2014)

1929- Peter Hordern -English politician

1930- Clive Revill -New Zealand-English actor and singer

1931- Bill Miles -American director and producer (d. 2013)

1934- James Drury -American actor

1934- George Shirley -American tenor

1935- Jerry Dexter -American voice actor (d. 2013)

1935- Costas Ferris -Egyptian-Greek actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1936- Roger Graef -American-English criminologist, director, and producer

1936- Vladimir Hütt -Estonian physicist and philosopher (d. 1997)

1936- Tommy Ivo -American actor and race car driver

1937- Jan Kaplický -Czech architect, designed the Selfridges Building, Birmingham|Selfridges Building (d. 2009)

1937- Teddy Taylor -Scottish politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

1939- William McKay (administrator)|William McKay -English academic

1939- Thomas J. Moyer -American jurist

1940- Joseph L. Goldstein -American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1940- Jaak Lipso -Estonian basketball player and coach

1940- Mike Vickers -English guitarist, saxophonist, and songwriter (Manfred Mann)

1941- Michael D. Higgins -Irish politician, 9th President of Ireland

1942- Michael Beloff -English lawyer

1942- Steve Blass -American baseball player and sportscaster

1942- Robert Christgau -American journalist and critic

1942- Jochen Rindt -German-Austrian race car driver (d. 1970)

1944- Frances D'Souza, Baroness D'Souza -English academic and politician

1944- Robert Hanssen -American FBI agent and spy

1944- Philip Jackson (sculptor)|Philip Jackson -Scottish sculptor

1945- Bernard Arcand -Canadian anthropologist and author (d. 2009)

1945- Margaret Hassan -Irish aid worker (d. 2004)

1946- Jean-François Balmer -Swiss actor

1946- Irene Fernandez -Malaysian activist (d. 2014)

1946- Hayley Mills -English actress and singer

1946- Skip Spence -Canadian-American singer-songwriter, drummer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape) (d. 1999)

1947- Kathy Acker -American author and poet (d. 1997)

1947- Moses Blah -Liberian politician, 23rd President of Liberia (d. 2013)

1947- Dorothy Lyman -American actress, director, and producer

1947- Herbert Mullin -American serial killer

1947- Cindy Pickett -American actress

1947- Greg Quill -Australian-Canadian singer-songwriter and journalist (d. 2013)

1947- Jerzy Stuhr -Polish actor, director, and screenwriter

1947- James Woods -American actor and producer

1948- Régis Wargnier -French director, producer, and screenwriter

1949- Geoff Bodine -American race car driver

1950- Paul Callery -Australian footballer

1950- Kenny Ortega -American director, producer, and choreographer

1951- Ricardo Fortaleza -Australian-Filipino boxer and coach

1951- Pierre Pettigrew -Canadian politician

1953- Rick Moranis -Canadian-American actor, singer, and screenwriter

1954- Robert Greenberg -American composer and pianist

1956- Anna Kathryn Holbrook -American actress

1956- Eric Roberts -American actor

1956- Melody Thomas Scott -American actress

1958- Malcolm Marshall -Barbadian cricketer (d. 1999)

1958- Thomas Simaku -Albanian-English composer

1958- Tarmo Teder -Estonian poet and critic

1959- Susan Faludi -American journalist and author

1959- Frank Mulholland -Scottish lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland

1961- Kelly Hansen -American singer-songwriter (Foreigner (band)|Foreigner and Hurricane (band)|Hurricane)

1961- Jane Leeves -English actress and dancer

1961- Steve Lombardi -American wrestler and agent

1961- John Podhoretz -American journalist and author

1962- Poonam Dhillon -Indian actress

1962- Jeff Dunham -American comedian and ventriloquist

1962- Nick Farr-Jones -Australian rugby player

1963- Mike Mangini -American drummer (Dream Theater, Annihilator (band)|Annihilator, Extreme (band)|Extreme, and Tribe of Judah (band)|Tribe of Judah)

1963- Eric McCormack -Canadian-American actor and producer

1963- Conan O'Brien -American actor, producer, screenwriter, and talk show host

1963- Peter Van Loan -Canadian politician

1964- Bez (dancer)|Bez -English drummer and dancer (Happy Mondays and Black Grape)

1964- Jim Ellison -American singer-songwriter (Material Issue) (d. 1996)

1964- Niall Ferguson -Scottish historian and academic

1964- Rithy Panh -Cambodian director and screenwriter

1965- Steven Stayner -American kidnap victim (d. 1989)

1965- Rob Stenders -Dutch radio host

1966- Camille Coduri -English actress

1966- Trine Hattestad -Norwegian javelin thrower

1966- Valeri Kamensky -Russian ice hockey player

1967- Maria Bello -American actress and singer

1968- Mary Birdsong -American actress and singer

1968- David Hewlett -English-Canadian actor

1969- Keith R. A. DeCandido -American author

1969- Sayako Kuroda -Japanese daughter of Akihito

1969- Stefan Schwarz -Swedish footballer and manager

1970- Rico Brogna -American baseball player and coach

1970- Greg Eklund -American drummer and guitarist (Everclear (band)|Everclear and The Oohlas)

1970- Saad Hariri -Saudi Arabian-Lebanese politician, 66th Prime Minister of Lebanon

1970- François Leroux -Canadian ice hockey player and radio host

1970- Lisa LoCicero -American actress

1970- Esther Schweins -German actress

1970- Tatiana Stefanidou -Greek journalist and television host

1971- Tamara Braun -American actress

1971- Samantha Cameron -English businesswoman, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1971- Oleg Petrov -Russian ice hockey player

1971- Fredro Starr -American rapper and actor (Onyx (group)|Onyx)

1971- David Tennant -Scottish actor

1972- Rosa Clemente -American journalist and activist

1972- Eli Roth -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1973- Jad Abumrad -American radio host and producer

1973- Derrick Brooks -American football player

1973- Brady Clark -American baseball player

1973- Haile Gebrselassie -Ethiopian runner

1974- Millie Corretjer -Puerto Rican singer and actress

1974- Mark Tremonti -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Creed (band)|Creed and Alter Bridge)

1974- Edgar Wright -English director and screenwriter

1975- GoonRock -American songwriter and producer

1975- Jeong Jae-heon -South Korean voice actor

1975- Sergei Terehhov -Estonian footballer

1976- Fayray -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

1976- Gavin Creel -American actor and singer

1976- Jo Gibb -Scottish actress and dancer

1976- Melissa Joan Hart -American actress, director, and producer

1976- Sean Maguire -English actor and singer

1976- Kevin Rankin (actor)|Kevin Rankin -American actor

1976- Justin Ross -American politician

1977- Dan LaCouture -American ice hockey player

1977- Cindy Taylor -Paraguayan model and actress

1979- Michael Bradley (basketball)|Michael Bradley -American basketball player and coach

1979- Ethan Cohn -American actor

1979- Anthony Davidson -English race car driver

1979- Nuria Fergó -Spanish singer and actress

1979- Kourtney Kardashian -American model, actress, and businesswoman

1979- Matthew Upson -English footballer

1979- Karl Wolf -Lebanese-Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (Sky (Canadian band)|Sky)

1980- Rabiu Afolabi -Nigerian footballer

1980- Carolina Crescentini -Italian actress

1980- Justin Levens -American mixed martial artist (d. 2008)

1980- Laura Mennell -Canadian actress

1980- Robyn Regehr -Canadian ice hockey player

1980- Priit Võigemast -Estonian actor

1981- Elastinen -Finnish rapper and producer (Fintelligens)

1981- Brian Buscher -American baseball player

1981- Jamie Davis -English actor

1981- Mai Hoshimura -Japanese singer-songwriter

1981- Milan Jovanović (footballer born 1981)|Milan Jovanović -Serbian footballer

1981- Aldo Ramírez -Colombian footballer

1982- Ibrahim al-Asiri -Saudi Arabian terrorist

1982- Greg Camarillo -American football player

1982- Ricardo Colclough -Canadian-American football player

1982- Simone Farina -Italian footballer

1982- Scott Hartnell -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Blair Late -American singer-songwriter (B3 (band)|B3)

1982- Kristina Sisco -American actress

1982- Darren Sutherland -Irish boxer (d. 2009)

1982- Marie-Élaine Thibert -Canadian singer

1983- Miguel Cabrera -Venezuelan baseball player

1983- Reeve Carney -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1983- Fodil Hadjadj -Algerian footballer

1983- Cheryl Haworth -American weightlifter

1983- Cristina Nardozzi -American model, Miss Massachusetts USA|Miss Massachusetts USA 2005

1984- Sokoudjou -Cameroonian mixed martial artist

1984- Red Bryant -American football player

1984- America Ferrera -American actress and producer

1985- Łukasz Fabiański -Polish footballer

1985- Sasa Handa -Japanese model and actress

1985- Sukollawat Kanarot -Thai actor and model

1985- Jessica Lu -American actress

1985- Karl Reindler -Australian race car driver

1985- Rachel Smith -Panamanian-American model, Miss USA 2007

1985- Elena Temnikova -Russian singer (Serebro)

1986- Billy Butler (baseball)|Billy Butler -American baseball player

1986- Maurice Edu -American soccer player

1986- Taylor Griffin -American basketball player

1986- Eleanor James -English actress and dancer

1986- Denice Klarskov -Danish porn actress, producer, and radio host

1986- Conrad Logan -Irish footballer

1986- Efraín Velarde -Mexican footballer

1987- Brett Deledio -Australian footballer

1987- Danny Guthrie -English footballer

1987- Sandra Lyng Haugen -Norwegian singer

1987- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley -English model and actress

1987- Samantha Jade -Australian singer-songwriter

1987- Cara Mia Wayans -American actress

1988- Anagabriela Espinoza -Mexican model, Miss International 2009

1988- Andre Frolov -Estonian footballer

1988- Alexander Hauck -South African-German rugby player

1989- Simas Buterlevičius -Lithuanian basketball player

1989- Jessica Jung -Korean-American singer, dancer, and actress (former member of Girls' Generation)

1989- Alia Shawkat -American actress

1989- Chaiwat Thongsaeng -Thai actor and model

1990- Cigar (horse)|Cigar -American race horse (d. 2014)

1990- Henderson Alvarez -Venezuelan baseball player

1990- Jake Howells -English footballer

1990- Britt Robertson -American actress

1990- Wojciech Szczęsny -Polish footballer

1990- Junior Torunarigha -Nigerian footballer

1990- Inna Zlidnis -Estonian footballer

1992- Chloe Bennet -American actress and singer

1992- Misa Eguchi -Japanese tennis player

1993- Nathan Sykes -English singer-songwriter (The Wanted)

1994- Moisés Arias -American actor

1995- Divock Origi -Belgian footballer

1996- Ioana Ducu -Romanian tennis player

History of Deaths


1161- Theobald of Bec -French-English archbishop (b. 1090)

1552- John Leland (antiquary)|John Leland -English poet (b. 1502)

1556- Luigi Alamanni -Italian poet and politician (b. 1495)

1558- Roxelana -Ottoman wife of Suleiman the Magnificent (b. 1500)

1567- Wilhelm von Grumbach -German adventurer (b. 1503)

1587- John Foxe -English historian and author (b. 1516)

1636- Julius Caesar (judge)|Julius Caesar -English judge and politician (b. 1557)

1650- Simonds d'Ewes -English politician (b. 1602)

1674- John Graunt -English demographer and statistician (b. 1620)

1689- George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys -Welsh judge and politician, Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1648)

1732- Louis Feuillée -French astronomer, geographer, and botanist (b. 1660)

1763- Marie-Josephte Corriveau -Canadian murderer (b. 1733)

1794- Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden -English lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1714)

1796- Johan Wilcke -Swedish physicist (b. 1732)

1802- Erasmus Darwin -English physician and botanist (b. 1731)

1859- Tatya Tope -Indian general (b. 1814)

1864- Juris Alunāns -Latvian philologist (b. 1832)

1873- Justus von Liebig -German chemist (b. 1803)

1898- Gustave Moreau -French painter (b. 1826)

1904- Sumner Paine -American target shooter (b. 1868)

1906- Luis Martín -Spanish religious leader, 24th Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1846)

1913- Harrison Clark -American soldier (b. 1842)

1917- Vladimir Serbsky -Russian psychiatrist (b. 1858)

1935- Panait Istrati -Romanian author (b. 1884)

1936- Milton Brown -American singer (Light Crust Doughboys) (b. 1903)

1936- Ottorino Respighi -Italian composer and conductor (b. 1879)

1938- George Bryant (archer)|George Bryant -American archer (b. 1878)

1942- Aleksander Mitt -Estonian speed skater (b. 1903)

1942- Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney -American sculptor and art collector, founded the Whitney Museum of American Art (b. 1875)

1943- Isoroku Yamamoto -Japanese admiral (b. 1884)

1945- John Ambrose Fleming -English physicist and engineer, invented the vacuum tube (b. 1849)

1945- William, Prince of Albania -(b. 1876)

1945- Ernie Pyle -American journalist (b. 1900)

1947- Jozef Tiso -Slovak priest and politician, President of Slovakia (b. 1887)

1949- Will Hay -English actor and director (b. 1888)

1951- Óscar Carmona -Portuguese politician, 11th President of Portugal (b. 1869)

1955- Albert Einstein -German-American physicist (b. 1879)

1958- Maurice Gamelin -Belgian-French general (b. 1872)

1959- Irving Cummings -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1888)

1959- Percy Smith (footballer)|Percy Smith -English footballer and manager (b. 1880)

1963- Meyer Jacobstein -American politician (b. 1880)

1964- Ben Hecht -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)

1965- Guillermo González Camarena -Mexican engineer (b. 1917)

1967- Karl Miller (footballer)|Karl Miller -German footballer (b. 1913)

1974- Marcel Pagnol -French author, playwright, and director (b. 1895)

1976- Mahmoud Younis -Egyptian engineer (b. 1911)

1986- Marcel Dassault -French businessman, founded Dassault Aviation (b. 1892)

1988- Pierre Desproges -French journalist and actor (b. 1939)

1990- Gory Guerrero -American wrestler (b. 1921)

1990- Victoria O'Keefe -English actress (b. 1969)

1993- Masahiko Kimura -Japanese martial artist (b. 1917)

1995- Arturo Frondizi -Argentinian politician, 32nd President of Argentina (b. 1908)

1995- Roza Makagonova -Russian actress (b. 1927)

1996- Brook Berringer -American football player (b. 1973)

1996- Bernard Edwards -American bass player and producer (Chic (band)|Chic) (b. 1952)

1997- Edward Barker (cartoonist)|Edward Barker -English cartoonist (b. 1950)

1997- Don Pietromonaco -American actor and radio host (b. 1935)

1998- Terry Sanford -American politician, 65th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1917)

2002- Thor Heyerdahl -Norwegian ethnographer (b. 1914)

2002- Wahoo McDaniel -American football player and wrestler (b. 1938)

2003- Edgar F. Codd -English-American computer scientist (b. 1923)

2004- Kamisese Mara -Fijian politician, 2nd President of Fiji (b. 1920)

2005- Sam Mills -American football player and coach (b. 1959)

2007- Iccho Itoh -Japanese politician (b. 1945)

2008- Germaine Tillion -French anthropologist (b. 1907)

2009- Stephanie Parker -English-Welsh actress (b. 1987)

2011- Olubayo Adefemi -Nigerian footballer (b. 1985)

2012- Dick Clark -American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions (b. 1929)

2012- Cora Hansen -American-Canadian super-centenarian (b. 1899)

2012- René Lépine -Canadian businessman (b. 1929)

2012- John O'Neil (baseball)|John O'Neil -American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)

2012- K. D. Wentworth -American author (b. 1951)

2013- Ilona Edelsheim-Gyulai -Hungarian-English wife of István Horthy (b. 1918)

2013- Cordell Mosson -American bass player (Parliament-Funkadelic) (b. 1952)

2013- Steuart Pringle -English general (b. 1928)

2013- Goran Švob -Croatian philosopher and author (b. 1947)

2013- Storm Thorgerson -English illustrator (b. 1944)

2013- Anne Williams (activist)|Anne Williams -English activist (b. 1951)

2014- Guru Dhanapal -Indian director and producer (b. 1959)

2014- Sanford Jay Frank -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1954)

2014- Deon Jackson -American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

2014- Eduard Kosolapov -Russian footballer (b. 1976)

2014- David McClarty -Irish politician (b. 1951)

2014- Brian Priestman -English conductor and academic (b. 1927)

2014- Dylan Tombides -Australian footballer (b. 1994)