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1303-The Sapienza University of Rome -is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII.
1453-The last naval battle in Byzantine Empire|Byzantine -history occurs, as three Genoese galleys escorting a Byzantine transport fight their way through the huge Ottoman blockade fleet and into the Golden Horn.
1534- Jacques Cartier -begins the voyage during which he discovers Canada and Labrador.
1535-The Sun dog -phenomenon observed over Stockholm and depicted in the famous painting ''Vädersolstavlan''.
1653- Oliver Cromwell -dissolves the Rump Parliament.
1657-Admiral Robert Blake (admiral)|Robert Blake -destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (1657)|Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
1657- Freedom of religion -is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).
1689-The former king, James II of England -now deposed, lays siege to Derry.
1752-Start of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War -a new phase in the Burmese Civil War (1740–57)
1770-The Georgia (country)|Georgian -king, Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian Empire|Russian ally Gottlieb Heinrich Totleben|Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman Empire|Ottoman forces at Battle of Aspindza|Aspindza.
1775- American Revolutionary War -the Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Battles of Lexington and Concord|Lexington and Concord.
1789-President George Washington -arrives in Philadelphia after his inauguration to elaborate welcome at Gray's Ferry just after noon first inauguration of George Washington
1792-France declares war against the " Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor|King of Hungary and Bohemia -, the beginning of French Revolutionary Wars.
1809-Two Austrian army corps in Bavaria are defeated by a First French Empire -army led by Napoleon I of France at the Battle of Abensberg on the second day of a four-day campaign that ended in a French victory.
1810-The Governor of Caracas -declares independence from Spain.
1818-The case of '' Ashford v Thornton -' ends, with Abraham Thornton allowed to go free rather than face a retrial for murder, after his demand for trial by battle is upheld.
1828- René Caillié -becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou.
1836- Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress -passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.
1861- American Civil War -Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.
1862- Louis Pasteur -and Claude Bernard complete the experiment falsifying the theory of spontaneous generation.
1865-Astronomer Angelo Secchi|Pietro Angelo Secchi -demonstrates the Secchi disk, which measures water clarity, aboard Pope Pius IX's yacht, the ''L'Immaculata Concezion''.
1871-The Civil Rights Act of 1871 -becomes law.
1876-The April Uprising -a key point in modern Bulgarian history, leading to the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78)|Russo-Turkish War and the liberation of Bulgaria from domination as an independent part of the Ottoman Empire.
1884- Pope Leo XIII -publishes the encyclical ''Humanum Genus''.
1902- Pierre Curie|Pierre -and Maria Sklodowska-Curie|Marie Curie refine radium chloride.
1908-Opening day of competition in the New South Wales Rugby League -
1912-Opening day for baseball -s Tiger Stadium (Detroit)|Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan|Detroit, Michigan, and Fenway Park in Boston.
1914-Nineteen men, women, and children die in the Ludlow Massacre -during a Colorado coal-miner's strike.
1916-The Chicago Cubs -play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.
1918- Manfred von Richthofen -aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.
1922-The Soviet Union|Soviet -government creates South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within Georgian SSR.
1926- Western Electric -and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film.
1939- Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday -is celebrated as a national holiday in Nazi Germany.
1939- Billie Holiday -records the first civil rights song "Strange Fruit".
1945- World War II -US troops capture Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.
1945-World War II: Führerbunker -Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.
1945-Twenty Jewish children used in medical experiments at Neuengamme concentration camp|Neuengamme -are killed in the basement of the Bullenhuser Damm school.
1946-The League of Nations -officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations.
1951- Dan Gavriliu -performs the first surgical replacement of a human organ.
1961-Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion -of US-backed Cuban exiles against Cuba.
1964- BBC Two -launches with a power cut because of the fire at Battersea Power Station.
1968-English politician Enoch Powell -makes his controversial Rivers of Blood speech|''Rivers of Blood'' speech.
1972- Apollo 16 -commanded by John Young (astronaut)|John Young, lands on the moon.
1978- Korean Air Lines Flight 902 -is shot down by the Soviet Union.
1980-Climax of Berber Spring -in Algeria as hundreds of Berber people|Berber political activists are arrested.
1984-The Good Friday Massacre -an extremely violent ice hockey playoff game, is played in Montreal, Canada.
1985-The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms|ATF -raids The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.
1986-Pianist Vladimir Horowitz -performs in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years.
1998-German terrorist group the Red Army Faction -announces their dissolution after 28 years.
1999- Columbine High School massacre -Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.
2007- Johnson Space Center shooting -William Phillips with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.
2008- Danica Patrick -wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an American Championship Car Racing|Indy car race.
2010-The Deepwater Horizon -drilling rig Deepwater Horizon explosion|explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an Deepwater Horizon oil spill|oil spill that would last six months.
2012-127 people are killed when a Bhoja Air Flight 213|plane crashes -in a residential area near the Benazir Bhutto International Airport near Islamabad, Pakistan.
2013-A 6.6- Moment magnitude scale|magnitude -2013 Ya'an earthquake|earthquake strikes Lushan County, Sichuan|Lushan County, Ya'an, in China's Sichuan province, killing more than 150 people and injuring thousands.
1492- Pietro Aretino -Italian author, playwright, and poet (d. 1556)
1494- Johannes Agricola -German theologian and reformer (d. 1566)
1586- Rose of Lima -Peruvian saint (d. 1617)
1633- Emperor Go-Kōmyō -of Japan (d. 1654)
1646- Charles Plumier -French botanist (d. 1704)
1650- William Bedloe -English fraudster (d. 1680)
1718- David Brainerd -American missionary (d. 1747)
1723- Cornelius Harnett -American merchant, farmer, and politician (d. 1781)
1727- Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau -Belgian-Austrian diplomat (d. 1794)
1745- Philippe Pinel -French physician (d. 1826)
1748- Georg Michael Telemann -German composer and theologian (d. 1831)
1808- Napoleon III -French politician, 1st President of France (d. 1873)
1816- Bogoslav Šulek -Croatian philologist, historian, and lexicographer (d. 1895)
1818- Heinrich Göbel -German-American mechanic and inventor (d. 1893)
1826- Dinah Craik -English author (d. 1887)
1836- Eli Whitney Blake, Jr. -American scientist and academic (d. 1895)
1840- Odilon Redon -French painter (d. 1916)
1850- Daniel Chester French -American sculptor, designed the Abraham Lincoln (French 1920)|Lincoln statue (d. 1931)
1851- Siegmund Lubin -Polish-American businessman, founded the Lubin Manufacturing Company (d. 1923)
1851- Young Tom Morris -Scottish golfer (d. 1875)
1860- Justinien de Clary -French target shooter (d. 1933)
1871- Sydney Chapman (economist)|Sydney Chapman -English economist and civil servant (d. 1951)
1875- Vladimir Vidrić -Croatian poet (d. 1909)
1879- Paul Poiret -French fashion designer (d. 1944)
1882- Holland Smith -American general (d. 1967)
1884- Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha -(d. 1966)
1884- Oliver Kirk -American boxer (d. 1960)
1884- Daniel Varoujan -Armenian poet (d. 1915)
1889- Albert Jean Amateau -Turkish rabbi, lawyer, and activist (d. 1996)
1889- Harold Bache -English cricketer (d. 1916)
1889- A. J. Balaban -American businessman (d. 1962)
1889- Robert Butler (Australian politician)|Robert Butler -Australian politician (d. 1950)
1889- Walter Costello -American gangster (d. 1917)
1889- Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland -(d. 1918)
1889- Marie-Antoinette de Geuser -French mystic (d. 1918)
1889- S. W. Harrington -American football player, coach, and physician (d. 1975)
1889- Adolf Hitler -Austrian-German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1945)
1889- Tonny Kessler -Dutch footballer (d. 1960)
1890- Maurice Duplessis -Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Premier of Quebec (d. 1959)
1893- Harold Lloyd -American actor and producer (d. 1971)
1893- Joan Miró -Spanish painter (d. 1983)
1893- Edna Parker -American super-centenarian (d. 2008)
1895- Emile Christian -American trombonist and composer (d. 1973)
1895- Henry de Montherlant -French author and playwright (d. 1972)
1896- Wop May -Canadian captain and pilot (d. 1952)
1899- Alan Arnett McLeod -Canadian lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1918)
1904- Bruce Cabot -American actor (d. 1972)
1904- George Stibitz -American computer scientist (d. 1995)
1907- Augoustinos Kantiotes -Greek bishop (d. 2010)
1908- Lionel Hampton -American vibraphonist, pianist, bandleader, and actor (d. 2002)
1913- Mimis Fotopoulos -Greek actor and poet (d. 1986)
1913- Willi Hennig -German biologist (d. 1976)
1914- Betty Lou Gerson -American actress (d. 1999)
1915- Joseph Wolpe -South African-American psychotherapist (d. 1997)
1916- Nasiba Zeynalova -Azerbaijani actress (d. 2004)
1918- Edward L. Beach, Jr. -American captain and author (d. 2002)
1918- Kai Siegbahn -Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
1919- Richard Hillary -Australian lieutenant and pilot (d. 1943)
1920- Clement Isong -Nigerian banker and politician (d. 2000)
1920- Ronald Speirs -American colonel (d. 2007)
1920- John Paul Stevens -American lieutenant and judge
1921- Janine Sutto -French-Canadian actress
1923- Mother Angelica -American nun and broadcaster, founded Eternal Word Television Network
1923- Irene Lieblich -Polish-American painter (d. 2008)
1923- Tito Puente -American drummer and producer (d. 2000)
1924- Nina Foch -Dutch-American actress (d. 2008)
1924- Leslie Phillips -English actor and producer
1924- Guy Rocher -Canadian sociologist and academic
1925- Ernie Stautner -German-American football player and coach (d. 2006)
1927- Bud Cullen -Canadian judge and politician (d. 2005)
1927- Phil Hill -American race car driver (d. 2008)
1927- K. Alex Müller -Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate
1928- Robert Byrne (chess player)|Robert Byrne -American chess player and author (d. 2013)
1928- Johnny Gavin (footballer)|Johnny Gavin -Irish footballer (d. 2007)
1928- Arvo Kruusement -Estonian actor and director
1929- Harry Agganis -American baseball and football player (d. 1955)
1930- Dwight Gustafson -American composer and conductor (d. 2014)
1930- Antony Jay -English director and screenwriter
1931- Michael Allenby, 3rd Viscount Allenby -English politician (d. 2014)
1931- John Eccles, 2nd Viscount Eccles -English businessman and politician
1933- Aimée Beekman -Estonian writer
1936- Pauli Ellefsen -Faroese politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 2012)
1936- Pat Roberts -American politician
1936- Christopher Robinson (musician)|Christopher Robinson -English organist and conductor
1937- George Takei -American actor
1937- Antonios Kounadis -Greek discus thrower
1937- Jiří Dienstbier -Czech journalist and politician (d. 2011)
1938- Peter Snow -Irish historian and journalist
1938- Eszter Tamási -Hungarian actress (d. 1991)
1939- Peter S. Beagle -American author and screenwriter
1939- Ray Brooks (actor)|Ray Brooks -English actor
1939- Gro Harlem Brundtland -Norwegian physician and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Norway
1939- José Alves da Costa -Brazilian bishop (d. 2012)
1939- Johnny Tillotson -American singer-songwriter
1940- James Gammon -American actor (d. 2010)
1941- David L. Boren -American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Oklahoma
1941- Ryan O'Neal -American actor
1942- Giles Henderson -English lawyer and academic
1942- Arto Paasilinna -Finnish journalist and author
1943- Alan Beith -English politician
1943- John Eliot Gardiner -English conductor
1943- Jamie Gillis -American porn actor and director (d. 2010)
1943- Edie Sedgwick -American model and actress (d. 1971)
1944- Toivo Aare -Estonian journalist (d. 1999)
1945- Michael Brandon -American actor
1945- Alistair Cooke, Baron Lexden -English historian and author
1945- Judith O'Dea -American actress
1945- Thein Sein -Burmese politician, 8th President of Burma
1945- Steve Spurrier -American football player and coach
1946- Diane Elson -English sociologist and academic
1946- Tommy Hutton -American baseball player and sportscaster
1946- Julien Poulin -Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1946- Gordon Smiley -American race car driver (d. 1982)
1947- Rita Dionne-Marsolais -Canadian economist and politician
1947- David Leland -English actor, director, and screenwriter
1947- Ken Scott -English record producer
1947- Björn Skifs -Swedish singer, songwriter, actor, and screenwriter (Blue Swede and Slam Creepers)
1947- Viktor Suvorov -Soviet-born writer and historian, former Soviet military intelligence officer
1947- Andrew Tobias -American journalist and author
1948- Craig Frost -American pianist and songwriter (Grand Funk)
1948- Merlin Hay, 24th Earl of Erroll -Scottish colonel and politician
1948- Gregory Itzin -American actor
1948- Hugh Roberts -English historian and curator
1948- Rémy Trudel -Canadian educator and politician
1948- Peter Williams (educationalist)|Peter Williams -English educator
1949- Veronica Cartwright -English-American actress
1949- Toller Cranston -Canadian figure skater and painter
1949- Massimo D'Alema -Italian journalist and politician, 76th Prime Minister of Italy
1949- Paul Heiney -English journalist
1949- Jessica Lange -American actress
1950- Steve Erickson -American author
1950- Alexander Lebed -Russian general and politician (d. 2002)
1950- Robert Mair -English engineer and academic
1950- N. Chandrababu Naidu -Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
1950- Milt Wilcox -American baseball player
1951- Louise Jameson -English actress
1951- Luther Vandross -American singer, songwriter and producer (Change (band)|Change) (d. 2005)
1952- Andrew Jaspan -Australian journalist
1952- Louka Katseli -Greek economist and politician
1952- Božidar Maljković -Serbian basketball player and coach
1952- Eric Pickles -English politician
1952- J. Thiviyanathan -Sri Lankan politician
1953- Robert Crais -American author
1953- Sebastian Faulks -English journalist and author
1954- Gilles Lupien -Canadian ice hockey player
1955- Donald Pettit -American astronaut and engineer
1956- Beatrice Ask -Swedish politician
1957- Geraint Wyn Davies -Welsh-Canadian actor
1957- Graeme Fowler -English cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1957- Bryan Illerbrun -Canadian football player (d. 2013)
1958- Viacheslav Fetisov -Russian ice hockey player and coach
1959- Clint Howard -American actor
1960- Rodney Holman -American football player and coach
1961- Konstantin Lavronenko -Russian actor
1961- Nicholas Lyndhurst -English actor
1961- Don Mattingly -American baseball player, coach, and manager
1961- Corrado Micalef -Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961- Barry Smolin -American radio host and composer
1962- Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf -American comedian (d. 2001)
1963- Aubrey de Grey -English gerontologist and author
1963- Maurício Gugelmin -Brazilian race car driver
1963- Rachel Whiteread -English sculptor
1964- Crispin Glover -American actor, singer, director, and screenwriter
1964- Andy Serkis -English actor and director
1964- Rosalynn Sumners -American figure skater
1964- John Carney (American football)|John Carney -American football player
1965- Adrián Fernández -Mexican race car driver
1965- Kostis Chatzidakis -Greek politician
1965- April March -American singer-songwriter and animator
1966- David Chalmers -Australian philosopher
1966- David Filo -American businessman, co-founded Yahoo!
1966- Vincent Riendeau -Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1967- Lara Jill Miller -American actress and lawyer
1967- Mike Portnoy -American drummer (Dream Theater, Transatlantic (band)|Transatlantic, Liquid Tension Experiment, and Flying Colors (band)|Flying Colors)
1967- Raymond van Barneveld -Dutch darts player
1968- Evelin Ilves -Estonian businesswoman, 4th First Lady of Estonia
1968- Julia Morris -Australian actress and producer
1968- J.D. Roth -American television host and actor
1968- Yelena Välbe -Russian skier
1969- Felix Baumgartner -Austrian skydiver and BASE jumping|BASE jumper
1970- Francis Campbell -Irish diplomat
1970- Avishai Cohen (bassist)|Avishai Cohen -Israeli singer, songwriter and bassist
1970- Sarah Gavron -English director and producer
1970- Shemar Moore -American actor
1970- Adriano Moraes -Brazilian bull rider
1970- Sarantuya -Mongolian soprano
1971- Carla Geurts -Dutch swimmer
1971- Allan Houston -American basketball player and manager
1971- Nikos Kyzeridis -Greek footballer
1972- Le Huynh Duc -Vietnamese footballer, coach, and manager
1972- Carmen Electra -American model, actress, and singer
1972- Željko Joksimović -Serbian singer-songwriter, and producer
1972- Marko Kon -Serbian singer-songwriter
1972- Stephen Marley (musician)|Stephen Marley -American singer, guitarist, and producer (Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers)
1973- Todd Hollandsworth -American baseball player and sportscaster
1973- Geoff Lloyd -English radio host
1973- Lamond Murray -American basketball player
1974- Tina Cousins -English singer-songwriter and model
1974- Urmas Paet -Estonian politician, 26th Minister of Foreign Affairs (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1975- Benjamin Butler (artist)|Benjamin Butler -American painter
1975- Killer Mike -American rapper and actor (Run the Jewels)
1976- Aldo Bobadilla -Paraguayan footballer
1976- Shay Given -Irish footballer
1976- Joey Lawrence -American actor
1976- Chris Mason (ice hockey)|Chris Mason -Canadian ice hockey player
1976- Lenka Němečková -Czech tennis player
1977- Jon Hugger -American wrestler
1977- Meelis Rooba -Estonian footballer
1978- Clayne Crawford -American actor
1978- Mirei Kuroda -Japanese model
1979- Ludovic Magnin -Swiss footballer
1979- Nate Marquardt -American mixed martial artist
1979- Gregor Tait -Scottish swimmer
1979- Quinn Weng -Taiwanese singer (Seraphim (band)|Seraphim)
1980- Gunta Baško -Latvian basketball player
1980- Chris Duffy (baseball)|Chris Duffy -American baseball player
1980- Arin Paul -Indian director and screenwriter
1980- Jasmin Wagner -German singer, actress, and model
1981- Saša Tabaković -Slovenian actor
1982- Jacqueline Govaert -Dutch singer-songwriter and pianist (Krezip)
1982- Sayaka Kamiya -Japanese actress and model
1982- Dario Knežević -Croatian footballer
1982- Alar Varrak -Estonian basketball player and coach
1983- Danny Granger -American basketball player
1983- Miranda Kerr -Australian model
1983- Joanne King -Irish-English actress
1983- Patrice M'Bock -Cameroonian footballer
1983- Erik Segerstedt -Swedish singer (E.M.D.)
1983- Fabio Staibano -Italian rugby player
1983- Yuri van Gelder -Dutch gymnast
1984- Nelson Évora -Ivorian-Portuguese triple jumper
1984- Anthony Fasano -American football player
1984- Tyson Griffin -American mixed martial artist
1984- Edixon Perea -Colombian footballer
1984- Jenna Shoemaker -American triathlete
1984- Harris Wittels -American actor
1985- Amanda Fahy -English actress
1985- Curt Hawkins -American wrestler
1985- Ehsan Jami -Dutch-Iranian activist and politician
1985- Billy Magnussen -American actor
1985- Jadyn Maria -Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter
1985- Brent Seabrook -Canadian ice hockey player
1986- Cameron Duncan -New Zealand director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1987- John Patrick Amedori -American actor
1987- Thorsten Kirschbaum -German footballer
1987- Michael Klauß (footballer born 1987)|Michael Klauß -German footballer
1987- Anna Rossinelli -Swiss singer-songwriter
1988- Brandon Belt -American baseball player
1989- Alex Black -American actor
1989- Heejun Han -South Korean-American singer
1989- Sergei Zenjov -Estonian footballer
1991- Thomas Curtis (actor)|Thomas Curtis -American actor
1991- Marissa King -English gymnast
1991- Ondřej Kraják -Czech footballer
1991- Allie Will -American tennis player
1991- Luke Kuechly -American football linebacker
1992- Kristian Álvarez -Mexican footballer
1992- Marko Meerits -Estonian footballer
1992- Ashton Moio -American actor and martial artist
1994- Anastasia Vdovenco -Moldovan tennis player
1999- Carly Rose Sonenclar -American actress and singer
2002- Twist Magic -French race horse (d. 2010)
2007- Zarkandar -Irish race horse
History of Deaths
767- Taichō -Japanese Buddhist monk (b. 682)
1176- Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke -English-Irish politician, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland (b. 1130)
1314- Pope Clement V -(b. 1264)
1517- Bogdan III the One-Eyed -Romanian son of Stephen III of Moldavia (b. 1470)
1521- Zhengde Emperor -of China (b. 1491)
1534- Elizabeth Barton -English nun and martyr (b. 1506)
1558- Johannes Bugenhagen -German priest and theologian (b. 1485)
1643- Christoph Demantius -German composer and poet (b. 1567)
1703- Lancelot Addison -English educator (b. 1632)
1769- Chief Pontiac -American tribal leader (b. 1720)
1831- John Abernethy (surgeon)|John Abernethy -English surgeon (b. 1764)
1873- William Tite -English architect, designed the Royal Exchange, London|Royal Exchange (b. 1798)
1874- Alexander H. Bailey -American politician (b. 1817)
1886- Charles-François-Frédéric, marquis de Montholon-Sémonville|Charles-François-Frédéric de Montholon-Sémonville -French diplomat (b. 1814)
1887- Muhammad Sharif Pasha -Greek-Egyptian politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1826)
1899- Joseph Wolf -German illustrator (b. 1820)
1902- Joaquim de Sousa Andrade -Brazilian poet (b. 1833)
1912- Bram Stoker -Irish author (b. 1847)
1918- Karl Ferdinand Braun -German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1850)
1927- Enrique Simonet -Spanish painter (b. 1866)
1929- Prince Henry of Prussia (1862–1929)|Prince Henry of Prussia -(b. 1862)
1931- Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, 5th Baronet -Scottish fencer and businessman (b. 1862)
1932- Giuseppe Peano -Italian mathematician (b. 1858)
1935- John Cameron (footballer born 1872)|John Cameron -Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1872)
1935- Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon -English fashion designer (b. 1863)
1942- Jüri Jaakson -Estonian politician and businessman (b. 1870)
1944- Elmer Gedeon -American baseball player and pilot (b. 1917)
1945- Erwin Bumke -German jurist (b. 1874)
1947- Christian X of Denmark -(b. 1870)
1951- Ivanoe Bonomi -Italian politician, 25th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
1964- Eddie Dyer -American baseball player and manager (b. 1899)
1967- Léo-Paul Desrosiers -Canadian journalist and author (b. 1896)
1968- Rudolph Dirks -German-American illustrator (b. 1877)
1969- Vjekoslav Luburić -Croatian general (b. 1911)
1980- M. Canagaratnam -Sri Lankan politician (b. 1924)
1982- Archibald MacLeish -American poet (b. 1892)
1986- Sibte Hassan -Pakistani journalist, scholar, and activist (b. 1916)
1989- Doru Davidovici -Romanian pilot (b. 1945)
1990- Arnold Alas -Estonian architect (b. 1911)
1991- Steve Marriott -English singer, songwriter, producer, and actor (Small Faces|The Small Faces and Humble Pie (band)|Humble Pie) (b. 1947)
1991- Don Siegel -American director and producer (b. 1912)
1992- Marcel Albers -Dutch race car driver (b. 1967)
1992- Benny Hill -English comedian and actor (b. 1924)
1993- Cantinflas -Mexican actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)
1994- Jean Carmet -French actor (b. 1920)
1996- Trần Văn Trà -Vietnamese general and politician (b. 1918)
1996- Christopher Robin Milne -English bookseller (b. 1920)
1999-Casualties of the Columbine High School massacre -
1999- Rick Rude -American wrestler (b. 1958)
1999- Señor Wences -Spanish ventriloquist and comedian (b. 1896)
2001- Giuseppe Sinopoli -Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)
2002- Alan Dale (singer)|Alan Dale -American singer (b. 1925)
2002- Pierre Rapsat -Belgian singer-songwriter (b. 1948)
2003- Ruth Hale (playwright and actress)|Ruth Hale -American actress and playwright (b. 1908)
2003- Daijiro Kato -Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1976)
2003- Bernard Katz -German biophysicist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
2005- Zygfryd Blaut -Polish footballer (b. 1943)
2005- Ea Jansen -Estonian historian (b. 1921)
2005- Fumio Niwa -Japanese author (b. 1904)
2007- Andrew Hill -American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1931)
2007- Fred Fish -American computer programmer (b. 1952)
2007- Michael Fu Tieshan -Chinese bishop (b. 1931)
2008- VL Mike -American rapper (Chopper City Boyz) (b. 1976)
2008- Monica Lovinescu -Romanian journalist and author (b. 1923)
2009- Beata Asimakopoulou -Greek actress (b. 1932)
2010- Dorothy Height -American educator and activist (b. 1912)
2011- Tim Hetherington -English-American photographer and journalist (b. 1970)
2011- Chris Hondros -American photographer (b. 1970)
2011- Gerard Smith (musician)|Gerard Smith -American guitarist (TV on the Radio) (b. 1974)
2012- Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro -Mexican general (b. 1942)
2012- Jack Ashley, Baron Ashley of Stoke -English politician (b. 1922)
2012- Matt Branam -American academic (b. 1954)
2012- George Cowan -American chemist, businessman, and philanthropist (b. 1920)
2012- Bert Weedon -English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1920)
2013- Glenn Cannon -American actor and director (b. 1932)
2013- Peter Kane Dufault -American poet (b. 1923)
2013- Huang Wenyong -Malaysian-Singaporean actor (b. 1952)
2013- Jocasta Innes -Chinese-English journalist and author (b. 1934)
2013- Rick Mather -American-English architect (b. 1937)
2013- Howard Phillips (politician)|Howard Phillips -American politician (b. 1941)
2013- Nosher Powell -English actor and boxer (b. 1928)
2014- Mithat Bayrak -Turkish wrestler and trainer (b. 1929)
2014- Torrey C. Brown -American politician (b. 1937)
2014- Rubin Carter -American boxer (b. 1937)
2014- Alistair MacLeod -Canadian author and academic (b. 1936)
2014- Benedikt Sarnov -Russian author and critic (b. 1927)
2014- Peter Scoones -English photographer (b. 1937)
2014- Neville Wran -Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1926)