This Day in History

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Day History: April-19

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Events History


65-The freedman -Milichus betrayed Pisonian conspiracy|Piso's plot to kill the Roman Emperor|Emperor Nero and all the List of conspiracies (political)|conspirators are arrested.

531- Battle of Callinicum -A Byzantine Empire|Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by the Sassanid Empire|Persian at Ar-Raqqah (northern Syria).

1012- Martyrdom -of Ælfheah of Canterbury|Ælfheah in Greenwich, London.

1529-Beginning of the Protestant Reformation -After the Second Diet of Speyer bans Lutheranism, a group of rulers (''German language|German:'' Fürst) and independent cities (''German language|German:'' Reichsstadt) Protestation at Speyer|protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms.

1539-Charles V and Protestants signs Treaty of Frankfurt (1539)|Treaty of Frankfurt -

1677-The French army Siege of Cambrai (1677)|captures the town of Cambrai -held by Spanish troops.

1713-With no living male heir -, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 to ensure that Habsburg lands and the Habsburg Monarchy|Austrian throne would be inherited by his daughter, Maria Theresa of Austria (not actually born until 1717).

1770- Captain James Cook -sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.

1770- Marie Antoinette -marries Louis XVI in a proxy marriage|proxy wedding.

1775- American Revolutionary War -The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.

1782- John Adams -secures the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first Diplomatic missions of the United States|American embassy.

1809-An Austria -corps is defeated by the forces of the Duchy of Warsaw in the Battle of Raszyn (1809)|Battle of Raszyn, part of the struggles of the Fifth Coalition. On the same day the Austrian main army is defeated by a First French Empire Corps led by Louis-Nicolas Davout at the Battle of Teugen-Hausen in Bavaria, part of a four-day campaign that ended in a French victory.

1810- Venezuela -achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a :wiktionary:junta|junta is installed.

1839-The Treaty of London (1839)|Treaty of London -establishes Belgium as a kingdom and guaranteeing its neutrality.

1855-Visit of Napoleon III -to Guildhall, London

1861- American Civil War -Baltimore riot of 1861: A pro-Secession in the United States#Confederate States of America|Secession mob in Baltimore, Maryland, attacks United States Army troops marching through the city.

1892- Charles Duryea -claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1897- Léo Taxil -exposes his own Taxil hoax|fabrications concerning Freemasonry

1903-The Kishinev pogrom -in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Palestine and the Western world.

1919- Leslie Irvin (parachutist)|Leslie Irvin -of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a new kind of self-contained parachute.

1927- Mae West -is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play ''Sex (play)|Sex''.

1928-The 125th and final fascicle of the '' Oxford English Dictionary -' is published.

1942- World War II -In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto is established, situated between the Lublin Ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp.

1943-World War II: In Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising -begins, after Nazi Germany|German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews.

1948- Burma -joins the United Nations.

1950- Argentina -becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires Convention|Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

1951-General Douglas MacArthur -retires from the military.

1954-The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan -recognises Urdu and Bengali language|Bengali as the national languages of Pakistan.

1956-Actress Grace Kelly -marries Rainier III, Prince of Monaco|Prince Rainier of Monaco.

1960-Students in South Korea -hold April Revolution|a nationwide pro-democracy protest against president of South Korea|president Syngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign.

1971- Sierra Leone -becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the List of Presidents of Sierra Leone|president.

1971- Vietnam War -Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a Vietnam Veterans Against the War#Dewey Canyon III - Washington.2C D.C..2C April 1971|five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C..

1971-Launch of Salyut 1 -the first space station.

1971- Charles Manson -is sentenced to death (later commuted life imprisonment) for conspiracy (crime)|conspiracy to commit the Sharon Tate|Tate/Leno and Rosemary LaBianca|LaBianca murders.

1973-The Portuguese Socialist Party (Portugal)|Socialist Party -is founded in the German town of Bad Münstereifel.

1975- India -s first satellite, ''Aryabhata (satellite)|Aryabhata'', is launched.

1984-'' Advance Australia Fair -' is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the National colours of Australia|national colours.

1985-FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord -(CSAL) in Arkansas.

1985- Soviet Union|U.S.S.R -performs nuclear weapon|nuclear tests at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk.

1987-'' The Simpsons -' premieres as a short cartoon on ''The Tracey Ullman Show''.

1989-A gun turret -USS Iowa turret explosion|explodes on the {{USS|Iowa|BB-61|6}}, killing 47 sailors.

1993-The 51-day Waco Siege|siege -of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, United States|USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.

1993-South Dakota governor George Mickelson -and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.

1995- Oklahoma City bombing -The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|USA, is bombed, killing 168.

1997-The Red River Flood of 1997 -overwhelms the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Fire breaks out and spreads in downtown Grand Forks, but high water levels hamper efforts to reach the fire, leading to the destruction of 11 buildings.

1999-The Germany|German -Bundestag returns to Berlin, the first German parliamentary body to meet there since the Reichstag (Weimar Republic)|Reichstag was dissolved in 1933.

2011- Fidel Castro -resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's Communist Party of Cuba#Structure|central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

2013- Boston Marathon bombings -suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is captured while hiding in a boat inside a backyard in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Famous Birthdays


626- Eanflæd -English daughter of Edwin of Northumbria (d. 685)

1603- Michel Le Tellier -French politician, Minister of Defence (France)|French Minister of Defence (d. 1685)

1613- Christoph Bach (musician)|Christoph Bach -German pianist (d. 1661)

1658- Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine -German husband of Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria (d. 1716)

1660- Sebastián Durón -Spanish composer (d. 1716)

1665- Jacques Lelong -French author (d. 1721)

1686- Vasily Tatishchev -Russian ethnographer and politician (d. 1750)

1715- James Nares -English organist and composer (d. 1783)

1721- Roger Sherman -American lawyer and politician (d. 1793)

1734- Karl von Ordóñez -Austrian composer (d. 1786)

1757- Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth -English admiral and politician (d. 1833)

1758- William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk -Scottish admiral (d. 1831)

1785- Alexandre Pierre François Boëly -French pianist and composer (d. 1858)

1787- Deaf Smith -American soldier (d. 1837)

1793- Ferdinand I of Austria -(d. 1875)

1814- Louis Amédée Achard -French author (d. 1875)

1832- José Echegaray -Spanish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)

1835- Julius Krohn -Finnish poet and journalist (d. 1888)

1874- Ernst Rüdin -Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (d. 1952)

1877- Ole Evinrude -Norwegian-American inventor, invented the outboard motor (d. 1934)

1882- Getúlio Vargas -Brazilian lawyer and politician, 14th President of Brazil (d. 1954)

1883- Henry Jameson -American soccer player (d. 1938)

1883- Richard von Mises -Austrian-American mathematician and physicist (d. 1953)

1885- Karl Tarvas -Estonian architect (d. 1975)

1889- Otto Georg Thierack -German jurist and politician (d. 1946)

1891- Françoise Rosay -French actress and singer (d. 1974)

1892- Germaine Tailleferre -French composer (d. 1983)

1894- Elizabeth Dilling -American author and activist (d. 1966)

1897- Peter de Noronha -Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)

1897- Jiroemon Kimura -Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2013)

1897- Constance Talmadge -American actress (d. 1973)

1899- George O'Brien (actor)|George O'Brien -American actor (d. 1985)

1900- Richard Hughes (writer)|Richard Hughes -English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1976)

1900- Roland Michener -Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Governor General of Canada (d. 1991)

1902- Veniamin Kaverin -Russian author (d. 1989)

1903- Eliot Ness -American lawman (d. 1957)

1907- Alan Wheatley -English actor (d. 1991)

1912- Glenn Seaborg -American chemist, Nobel Prize for Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)

1917- Sven Hassel -Danish-German soldier and author (d. 2012)

1919- Sol Kaplan -American composer (d. 1990)

1920- Gene Leis -American guitarist, composer, and producer (d. 1993)

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

1920- Julien Ries -Belgian cardinal (d. 2013)

1921- Anna Lee Aldred -American jockey (d. 2006)

1922- Erich Hartmann -German soldier and pilot (d. 1993)

1925- John Kraaijkamp, Sr. -Dutch actor (d. 2011)

1925- Hugh O'Brian -American actor

1926- Rawya Ateya -Egyptian politician (d. 1997)

1927- Mr. Kenneth -American hairdresser (d. 2013)

1928- John Horlock -English engineer and academic

1928- Alexis Korner -French-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blues Incorporated and Collective Consciousness Society) (d. 1984)

1928- Azlan Shah of Perak -(d. 2014)

1930- Ewan Jamieson -New Zealand air marshal (d. 2013)

1930- Dick Sargent -American actor (d. 1994)

1931- Garfield Morgan -English actor (d. 2009)

1931- Walter Stewart (journalist)|Walter Stewart -Canadian journalist and author (d. 2004)

1932- Fernando Botero -Colombian painter and sculptor

1933- Dickie Bird -English cricketer and umpire

1933- Jayne Mansfield -American model, actress, and singer (d. 1967)

1933- Philip Lavallin Wroughton -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire

1934- Ox Baker -American wrestler and actor (d. 2014)

1934- Dickie Goodman -American record producer (d. 1989)

1935- Dudley Moore -English-American actor, screenwriter, and composer (d. 2002)

1935- Justin Francis Rigali -American cardinal

1936- Wilfried Martens -Belgian politician, 60th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2013)

1936- Jack Pardee -American football player and coach (d. 2013)

1937- Antonio Carluccio -Italian-English chef and author

1937- Elinor Donahue -American actress

1937- Joseph Estrada -Filipino actor, producer, and politician, 13th President of the Philippines

1938- Stanley Fish -American academic and scholar

1939- E. Clay Shaw, Jr. -American accountant and politician (d. 2013)

1940- Dougal Haston -Scottish mountaineer (d. 1977)

1940- Genya Ravan -American singer-songwriter and producer (Goldie & the Gingerbreads and Ten Wheel Drive)

1941- Priit Aimla -Estonian author, poet, and playwright

1941- Roberto Carlos (singer)|Roberto Carlos -Brazilian singer-songwriter and actor

1941- Michel Roux -French-English chef

1941- Bobby Russell -American singer-songwriter (d. 1992)

1942- Bas Jan Ader -Dutch-American photographer and director (d. 1975)

1942- Alan Price -English keyboard player and songwriter (The Animals)

1942- Jack Roush -American businessman, founded Roush Fenway Racing

1942- Maarten van den Bergh -Dutch businessman

1943- Eve Graham -Scottish singer (The New Seekers)

1943- Margo MacDonald -Scottish politician (d. 2014)

1943- Lorenzo Sanz -Spanish businessman

1944- Keith Erickson -American basketball player and sportscaster

1944- James Heckman -American economist, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate

1944- Bernie Worrell -American keyboard player and songwriter (Parliament-Funkadelic, Praxis (band)|Praxis, and Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains)

1946- Tim Curry -English actor and singer

1946- Euphrosyne Doxiadis -Greek artist and writer

1946- Mary Jo Slater -American casting director and producer

1947- Murray Perahia -American pianist and conductor

1947- Wilfrid Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara -English civil servant

1947- Yan Pascal Tortelier -French violinist and conductor

1947- Mark Volman -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, and The Mothers of Invention)

1948- Stuart McLean -Canadian radio host and author

1948- Rick Miller (baseball)|Rick Miller -American baseball player and manager

1949- Paloma Picasso -French-Spanish fashion designer

1949- Larry Walters -American truck driver and pilot (d. 1993)

1950- Julia Cleverdon -English businesswoman and philanthropist

1951- Barry Brown (actor)|Barry Brown -American actor and playwright (d. 1978)

1951- Jóannes Eidesgaard -Faroese educator and politician, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

1952- Alexis Argüello -Nicaraguan boxer and politician (d. 2009)

1952- Tony Plana -Cuban-American actor and director

1952- Michael Trend -English politician

1953- Rod Morgenstein -American drummer (Winger (band)|Winger, Dixie Dregs, Platypus (band)|Platypus, and The Jelly Jam)

1953- Ruby Wax -American-English comedian and actress

1954- Trevor Francis -English footballer and manager

1954- Bob Rock -Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Payolas)

1956- Sue Barker -English tennis player and journalist

1956- Randy Carlyle -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1956- Anne Glover (biologist)|Anne Glover -Scottish biologist and academic

1957- Mukesh Ambani -Indian businessman

1957- Tony Martin (British singer)|Tony Martin -English singer-songwriter (Black Sabbath, Giuntini Project (band)|Giuntini Project, and Empire (band)|Empire)

1958- Steve Antin -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1958- Denis O'Brien -Irish businessman, founded BT Ireland

1959- Jane Campbell, Baroness Campbell of Surbiton -English activist

1959- Donald Markwell -Australian sociologist and educator

1959- Teofisto Guingona III -Filipino politician

1960- Nicoletta Braschi -Italian actress and producer

1960- Ara Gevorgyan -Armenian pianist, composer, and producer

1960- Roger Merrett -Australian footballer and coach

1960- John Schweitz -American basketball player and coach

1960- Frank Viola -American baseball player and coach

1961- Spike Owen -American baseball player and coach

1961- Richard Phelps (pentathlete)|Richard Phelps -English pentathlete

1962- Al Unser, Jr. -American race car driver

1964- Gordon Marshall (footballer born 1964)|Gordon Marshall -Scottish footballer and coach

1965- Natalie Dessay -French soprano

1965- Suge Knight -American record producer, co-founded Death Row Records

1966- Véronique Gens -French soprano

1966- Brett J. Gladman -Canadian astronomer and academic

1966- David La Haye -Canadian actor

1966- Julia Neigel -Russian-German singer-songwriter and producer

1966- El Samurai -Japanese wrestler

1967- Philippe Saint-André -French rugby player and coach

1967- Steven H Silver -American journalist and author

1967- Dar Williams -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Cry Cry Cry)

1968- Mswati III -of Swaziland

1968- Ashley Judd -American actress

1968- Pascal Kleiman -Spanish DJ, producer, and songwriter

1968- Arshad Warsi -Indian actor, singer, and producer

1969- Andrew Carnie -Canadian-American educator and author

1969- Jesse James (customizer)|Jesse James -American motorcycle builder, founded West Coast Choppers

1969- Susan Polgar -Hungarian-American chess player

1970- Kelly Holmes -English runner

1970- Luis Miguel -Mexican singer-songwriter and producer

1971- Gad Elmaleh -Moroccan-French comedian and actor

1971- You Hee-yeol -South Korean singer-songwriter and host

1972- Rivaldo -Brazilian footballer

1972- Jeff Wilkins -American football player

1973- George Gregan -Zambian-Australian rugby player and coach

1973- Alessio Scarpi -Italian footballer

1974- Akara Amarttayakul -Thai actor

1975- Jason Gillespie -Australian cricketer and coach

1975- Jussi Jääskeläinen -Finnish footballer

1976- Ruud Jolie -Dutch guitarist (Within Temptation)

1976- Scott Padgett -American basketball player, coach, and radio host

1976- Kim Young-oh -South Korean author and illustrator

1977- Joe Beimel -American baseball player

1977- Lucien Mettomo -Cameroonian footballer

1977- Dennys Reyes -Mexican baseball player

1977- Jonny Storm -English wrestler

1978- James Franco -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1978- Gabriel Heinze -Argentinian footballer

1978- Amanda Sage -American-Austrian painter

1979- Rocky Bernard -American football player

1979- Kate Hudson -American actress and singer

1979- Zhao Junzhe -Chinese footballer

1979- Nicole Raczynski -American wrestler

1979- Antoaneta Stefanova -Bulgarian chess player

1980- Jason Blaine -Canadian singer-songwriter

1980- Robyn Regehr -Brazilian-Canadian ice hockey player

1980- Alexis Thorpe -American actress

1981- Hayden Christensen -Canadian actor

1981- Ryuta Hara -Japanese footballer

1981- Martin Havlát -Czech ice hockey player

1981- Kasie Head -American model, Miss Oklahoma USA|Miss Oklahoma USA 2002

1981- James Hibberd -English cricketer

1981- Napakpapha Nakprasitte -Thai actress

1981- Troy Polamalu -American football player

1981- Catalina Sandino Moreno -Colombian actress

1982- Joseph Hagerty -American gymnast

1982- Samuel C. Morrison, Jr. -Liberian entrepreneur

1982- Rocco Sabato -Italian footballer

1982- Ignacio Serricchio -Argentinian-American actor

1982- Sitiveni Sivivatu -New Zealand rugby player

1983- Alberto Callaspo -Venezuelan-American baseball player

1983- Zach Duke -American baseball player

1983- Joe Mauer -American baseball player

1983- Patrick Platins -German footballer

1983- Curtis Thigpen -American baseball player

1984- Lee Da-hae -South Korean actress

1984- Christopher Pearce (cricketer)|Christopher Pearce -English cricketer

1985- Valon Behrami -Swiss footballer

1985- Jan Zimmermann -German footballer

1986- Maxine (wrestler)|Maxine -American wrestler and model

1986- Pascal Angan -Beninese footballer

1986- Heather Kuzmich -American model

1986- Zhou Mi (singer)|Zhou Mi -Chinese singer-songwriter and actor (Super Junior-M and SM the Ballad)

1986- Candace Parker -American basketball player

1986- Gabe Pruitt -American basketball player

1986- Will Thursfield -English-Australian footballer

1987- Oksana Akinshina -Russian actress

1987- David Cavazos -Mexican singer-songwriter

1987- Luigi Giorgi (footballer)|Luigi Giorgi -Italian footballer

1987- Joe Hart -English footballer

1987- Courtland Mead -American actor

1987- Daniel Schuhmacher -German singer-songwriter

1987- Maria Sharapova -Russian tennis player

1987- Lauren Wilson -Canadian figure skater

1988- Enrique Esqueda -Mexican footballer

1988- Haruna Kojima -Japanese actress and singer (AKB48 and no3b)

1988- Saya Yūki -Japanese actress

1989- Dominik Mader -German footballer

1989- Kristen O'Connor -American singer and guitarist

1989- Belinda Owusu -English actress

1989- Daisuke Watabe -Japanese footballer

1990- Himchan -South Korean singer and dancer (B.A.P (band)|B.A.P)

1990- Jackie Bradley, Jr. -American baseball player

1990- Kim Chiu -Filipino actress

1990- Héctor Miguel Herrera -Mexican footballer

1990- Damien Le Tallec -French footballer

1990- Teo Olivares -American actor

1990- Patrick Wiegers -German footballer

1991- Steve Cook (footballer)|Steve Cook -English footballer

1991- Kelly Olynyk -Canadian basketball player

1992- Paul-Jose M'Poku -Belgian footballer

1993- Sebastian de Souza -English actor

1994- Lee Areum -South Korean singer (T-ara and T-ara N4)

1995- Akira Saitō -Japanese actress

1996- Sam Woolf -American singer

History of Deaths


1012- Ælfheah of Canterbury -English archbishop (b. 954)

1054- Pope Leo IX -(b. 1002)

1390- Robert II of Scotland -(b. 1316)

1560- Philipp Melanchthon -German theologian and reformer (b. 1497)

1567- Michael Stifel -German monk and mathematician (b. 1487)

1578- Uesugi Kenshin -Japanese daimyo (b. 1530)

1588- Paolo Veronese -Italian painter (b. 1528)

1608- Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset -English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1536)

1618- Thomas Bastard -English clergyman (b. 1566)

1629- Sigismondo d'India -Italian composer (b. 1582)

1686- Antonio de Solís y Ribadeneyra -Spanish historian and playwright (b. 1610)

1689- Christina, Queen of Sweden -(b. 1626)

1733- Elizabeth Hamilton, Countess of Orkney -(b. 1655)

1739- Nicholas Saunderson -English mathematician (b. 1682)

1768- Canaletto -Italian painter (b. 1697)

1776- Jacob Emden -German rabbi and author (b. 1697)

1791- Richard Price -Welsh-English philosopher (b. 1723)

1813- Benjamin Rush -American physician and educator (b. 1745)

1824- Lord Byron -English-Scottish poet (b. 1788)

1831- Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger -German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1765)

1833- James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier -Bahamian-English admiral (b. 1756)

1840- Jean-Jacques Lartigue -Canadian bishop (b. 1777)

1854- Robert Jameson -Scottish mineralogist and academic (b. 1774)

1881- Benjamin Disraeli -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1804)

1882- Charles Darwin -English biologist and theorist (b. 1809)

1892- Thomas Pelham Dale -English priest (b. 1821)

1893- Martin Körber -Estonian-German pastor, composer, and conductor (b. 1817)

1901- Alfred Horatio Belo -American publisher, founded ''The Dallas Morning News'' (b. 1839)

1906- Pierre Curie -French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)

1906- Spencer Gore (sportsman)|Spencer Gore -English tennis player and cricketer (b. 1850)

1914- Charles Sanders Peirce -American mathematician and philosopher (b. 1839)

1916- Ephraim Shay -American engineer, designed the Shay locomotive (b. 1839)

1926- Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov -Russian statistician (b. 1874)

1930- Georges-Casimir Dessaulles -Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1827)

1937- Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington -English cartographer and politician (b. 1856)

1937- William Morton Wheeler -American entomologist (b. 1865)

1941- Johanna Müller-Hermann -Austrian composer (b. 1878)

1949- Ulrich Salchow -Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)

1950- Ernst Robert Curtius -French-German philologist and scholar (b. 1886)

1955- Jim Corbett -Indian colonel, hunter, and author (b. 1875)

1958- Artur Kukk -Estonian wrestler (b. 1899)

1960- Beardsley Ruml -American economist and statistician (b. 1894)

1961- Max Hainle -German swimmer (b. 1882)

1966- Eduards Smiļģis -Latvian actor and director (b. 1886)

1966- Javier Solís -Mexican singer and actor (b. 1931)

1967- Konrad Adenauer -German politician, 1st Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)

1975- Percy Lavon Julian -American chemist (b. 1899)

1988- Kwon Ki-ok -North Korean pilot (b. 1901)

1989- Daphne du Maurier -English author and playwright (b. 1907)

1991- Stanley Hawes -English-Australian director and producer (b. 1905)

1992- Frankie Howerd -English actor (b. 1917)

1993- David Koresh -American religious leader (b. 1959)

1993- George S. Mickelson -American politician, 28th Governor of South Dakota (b. 1941)

1993- Timos Perlegas -Greek actor (b. 1938)

1993- Joseph Wallace -American murder victim (b. 1990)

1996- John Martin Scripps -English murderer (b. 1959)

1997- Eldon Hoke -American singer and drummer (The Mentors and The Screamers) (b. 1958)

1998- Octavio Paz -Mexican poet, philosopher, and academic Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)

1999- Hermine Braunsteiner -Austrian-German SS officer (b. 1919)

1999- David Sanes -American security guard (b. 1954)

2000- Louis Applebaum -Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1918)

2001- Meldrim Thomson, Jr. -American politician, 73rd Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1912)

2003- Mirza Tahir Ahmad -Indian-English caliph (b. 1928)

2004- Norris McWhirter -English author and activist co-founded the Guinness World Records (b. 1925)

2004- John Maynard Smith -English biologist and geneticist (b. 1920)

2005- George P. Cosmatos -Italian-Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1941)

2005- Ruth Hussey -American actress (b. 1911)

2005- Clement Meadmore -Australian-American sculptor (b. 1929)

2005- Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen -Danish bassist and composer (b. 1946)

2006- Albert Scott Crossfield -American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1921)

2007- Jean-Pierre Cassel -French actor (b. 1932)

2007- Helen Walton -American businesswomen (b. 1919)

2008- John Marzano -American baseball player (b. 1963)

2008- Alfonso López Trujillo -Colombian cardinal (b. 1935)

2009- J. G. Ballard -Chinese-English author (b. 1930)

2010- Guru (rapper)|Guru -American rapper, producer, and actor (Gang Starr) (b. 1961)

2010- Edwin Valero -Venezuelan boxer (b. 1981)

2010- Carl Williams (criminal)|Carl Williams -Australian murderer and drug trafficker (b. 1970)

2011- Elisabeth Sladen -English actress (b. 1946)

2012- Leopold David de Rothschild -English financier and philanthropist (b. 1927)

2012- Greg Ham -Australian saxophonist, songwriter, and actor (Men at Work) (b. 1953)

2012- Levon Helm -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Band) (b. 1940)

2012- Murtaza Razvi -Pakistani journalist (b. 1964)

2012- Valeri Vasiliev -Russian ice hockey player (b. 1949)

2013- Sivanthi Adithan -Indian businessman (b. 1936)

2013- Allan Arbus -American actor (b. 1918)

2013- Günseli Başar -Turkish model, Miss Europe|Miss Europe 1952 (b. 1932)

2013- Mike Denness -Scottish-English cricketer and referee (b. 1940)

2013- Patrick Garland -English actor and director (b. 1935)

2013- François Jacob -French biologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)

2013- E. L. Konigsburg -American author and illustrator (b. 1930)

2013- Al Neuharth -American journalist, author, and publisher, founded ''USA Today'' (b. 1924)

2013- Tamerlan Tsarnaev -Russian-American terrorist (b. 1986)

2014- Bashir Ahmad (singer)|Bashir Ahmad -Indian-Bangladeshi singer (b. 1940)

2014- Lindy Berry -American football player (b. 1927)

2014- Mimi Kok -Dutch actress and singer (b. 1934)

2014- Ian McIntyre -Scottish journalist and producer (b. 1930)

2014- Kevin Sharp -American singer (b. 1970)

2014- Sonia Silvestre -Dominican singer (b. 1952)

2014- Frits Thors -Dutch journalist (b. 1909)