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Day History: April-25

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Events History


404 BC- Peloponnesian War -Lysander's Spartan Armies defeated the Classical Athens|Athenians and the war ends.

775-The Battle of Bagrevand -puts an end to an Armenians|Armenian rebellion against the Abbasid Caliphate. Muslim control over Transcaucasia is solidified and its Islamization begins, while several major Armenian ''nakharar'' families lose power and their remnants flee to the Byzantine Empire.

1134-The name Zagreb -was mentioned for the first time in the Felician Charter relating to the establishment of the Zagreb Bishopric around 1094.

1607- Eighty Years' War -The Netherlands|Dutch fleet Battle of Gibraltar (1607)|destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar.

1644-The Chongzhen Emperor -the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty China, commits suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.

1707-The House of Habsburg|Habsburg -army is defeated by House of Bourbon|Bourbon army at Battle of Almansa|Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession.

1792- Highwayman -Nicolas Jacques Pelletier|Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.

1792-'' La Marseillaise -' (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.

1804-The western Georgian kingdom of Imereti -accepts the suzerainty of the Russian Empire

1829- Charles Fremantle -arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.

1846- Thornton Affair -Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican–American War.

1847-The last survivors of the Donner Party -are out of the wilderness.

1849-The Governor General of Canada -Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English-Canadian|English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.

1859-British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal -

1862- American Civil War -Forces under Union (American Civil War)|Union Admiral David Farragut Capture of New Orleans|demand the surrender of the Confederate States of America|Confederate city of New Orleans|New Orleans, Louisiana.

1864-American Civil War: The Battle of Marks' Mills -

1882- Tonkin Campaign -French Third Republic|French and Nguyễn Dynasty|Vietnamese troops clashed in Tonkin, when Commandant Henri Rivière (naval officer)|Henri Rivière Battle of Hanoi (1882)|seized the citadel of Hanoi with a small force of marine infantry.

1898- Spanish–American War -The United States declares war on Spain.

1901-New York becomes the first U.S. state -to require automobile license plates.
File:Anzac Beach 4th Bn landing 8am April 25 1915.jpg|thumb|right|Anzac Beach

1915- World War I -The Battle of Gallipoli begins—The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula by Australian, British, French and New Zealand troops begins with landings at Landing at Anzac Cove|Anzac Cove and Landing at Cape Helles|Cape Helles.

1916- Easter Rebellion -The United Kingdom declares martial law in Ireland.

1916- Anzac Day -is commemorated for the first time on the first anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove.

1920-At the San Remo conference -the principal Allies of World War I|Allied Powers of World War I adopt a resolution to determine the allocation of Class "A" League of Nations mandates for administration of the former Ottoman Empire|Ottoman-ruled lands of the Middle East.

1938- U.S. Supreme Court -delivers its opinion in ''Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins'' and overturns a century of federal common law.

1943-The Demyansk Shield -for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket is instituted.

1944-The United Negro College Fund -is incorporated.

1945- Elbe Day -United States Armed Forces|United States and Soviet Armed Forces|Soviet troops meet in Torgau along the River Elbe, cutting the ''Wehrmacht'' of Nazi Germany in two, a milestone in the approaching end of World War II in Europe.

1945- Liberation Day (Italy) -The Nazi Germany|Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement; the puppet Italian Social Republic|fascist regime dissolves and Benito Mussolini is captured after trying to escape. This day was set as a Public holidays in Italy|public holiday to celebrate the Liberation of Italy.

1945-Fifty nations gather in San Francisco|San Francisco, California -to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organization.

1945-The last German troops retreat from Finland's soil in Lapland, ending the Lapland War -Military acts of Second World War end in Finland.

1951- Korean War -Assaulting Chinese forces are forced to withdraw after heavy fighting with UN forces, primarily made up of Australian and Canadian troops, at the Battle of Kapyong.

1953- Francis Crick -and James D. Watson publish "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid" describing the double helix structure of DNA.

1954-The first practical Solar cell#History of solar cells|solar cell -is publicly demonstrated by Bell Labs|Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1959-The St. Lawrence Seaway -linking the North American Great Lakes (North America)|Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping.

1960-The United States Navy|U.S. Navy -submarine {{USS|Triton|SSRN-586|6}} completes the Operation Sandblast|first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.

1961- Robert Noyce -is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.

1965-Teenage sniper -Highway 101 Snipe attack -1965|Michael Andrew Clark kills three and wounds six others shooting from a hilltop along Highway 101 just south of Santa Maria, California.

1966-The city of Tashkent -is destroyed by a huge earthquake.

1972- Vietnam War -Nguyen Hue Offensive

1974- Carnation Revolution -A leftist military coup in Portugal overthrows the fascist ''Estado Novo (Portugal)|Estado Novo'' regime and establishes a democratic government.

1975-As North Vietnamese Army|North Vietnamese -forces close in on the South Vietnamese capital (political)|capital Saigon, the Australian Embassy is closed and evacuated, almost ten years to the day since the first Australian troop commitment to South Vietnam.

1981-More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant -in Tsuruga, Fukui|Tsuruga, Japan.

1982- Israel -completes its withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula per the Camp David Accords.

1983-American student|schoolgirl -Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear warfare|nuclear war.

1983-'' Pioneer 10 -' travels beyond Pluto's orbit.

1986- Mswati III of Swaziland|Mswati III -is crowned List of kings of Swaziland|King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II of Swaziland|Sobhuza II.

1988-In Israel -John Demjanuk is sentenced to death for war crimes committed in World War II.

1990- Violeta Chamorro -takes office as the President of Nicaragua, the first woman to hold the position.

2001- Michele Alboreto -is killed while testing an Audi R8 (race car)|Audi R8 at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz|Lausitzring in Germany.

2005-The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum -is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.

2005- Bulgaria -and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.

2005-One hundred seven people die in Amagasaki rail crash -in Japan.

2007- Boris Yeltsin -s funeral

Famous Birthdays


1214- Louis IX of France -(d. 1270)

1228- Conrad IV of Germany -(d. 1254)

1284- Edward II of England -(d. 1327)

1287- Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1330)

1502- Georg Major -German theologian and academic (d. 1574)

1599- Oliver Cromwell -English general and politician (d. 1658)

1608- Gaston, Duke of Orléans -(d. 1660)

1621- Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery -English soldier and politician (d. 1679)

1666- Johann Heinrich Buttstett -German organist and composer (d. 1727)

1694- Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington -English architect and politician, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland (d. 1753)

1710- James Ferguson (Scottish astronomer)|James Ferguson -Scottish astronomer (d. 1776)

1723- Giovanni Marco Rutini -Italian composer (d. 1797)

1725- Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel -English admiral and politician (d. 1786)

1767- Nicolas Oudinot -French general (d. 1847)

1770- Georg Sverdrup -Norwegian philologist (d. 1850)

1775- Carlota Joaquina of Spain -(d. 1830)

1776- Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh -(d. 1857)

1843- Princess Alice of the United Kingdom -(d. 1878)

1849- Felix Klein -German mathematician (d. 1925)

1850- Luise Adolpha Le Beau -German composer (d. 1927)

1851- Leopoldo Alas -Spanish author (d. 1901)

1862- Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon -English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1933)

1868- John Moisant -American pilot and engineer (d. 1910)

1871- Lorne Currie -French-English sailor (d. 1926)

1873- Walter de la Mare -English poet and author (d. 1956)

1874- Guglielmo Marconi -Italian businessman and inventor, developed Marconi's law, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)

1874- Ernest Webb -English race walker (d. 1937)

1876- Jacob Nicol -Canadian publisher, lawyer, and politician (d. 1958)

1878- William Merz -American gymnast (d. 1946)

1892- Maud Hart Lovelace -American author (d. 1980)

1897- Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood -(d. 1965)

1898- Fred Haney -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)

1900- Gladwyn Jebb -English politician and diplomat, Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 1996)

1900- Wolfgang Pauli -Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1902- Werner Heyde -German psychiatrist and academic (d. 1964)

1902- Mary Miles Minter -American actress (d. 1984)

1903- Andrey Kolmogorov -Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1987)

1905- George Nepia -New Zealand rugby player and referee (d. 1986)

1906- William J. Brennan, Jr. -American colonel and jurist (d. 1997)

1908- Edward R. Murrow -American journalist (d. 1965)

1909- William Pereira -American architect, designed the Transamerica Pyramid (d. 1985)

1911- Connie Marrero -Cuban baseball player and coach (d. 2014)

1912- Earl Bostic -American saxophonist (d. 1965)

1913- Nikolaos Roussen -Greek captain (d. 1944)

1913- Kenneth Lee Spencer -American opera singer and actor (d. 1964)

1914- Ross Lockridge, Jr. -American author (d. 1948)

1915- Mort Weisinger -American journalist (d. 1978)

1917- Ella Fitzgerald -American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)

1918- Gérard de Vaucouleurs -French-American astronomer and academic (d. 1995)

1918- Astrid Varnay -Swedish soprano (d. 2006)

1919- Finn Helgesen -Norwegian speed skater (d. 2011)

1920- Jean Carmet -French actor (d. 1994)

1920- Robert Q. Lewis -American game show host and actor (d. 1991)

1921- Karel Appel -Dutch painter and sculptor (d. 2006)

1923- Francis Graham-Smith -English astronomer

1923- Melissa Hayden (dancer)|Melissa Hayden -Canadian-American ballerina (d. 2006)

1923- Albert King -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1992)

1924- Franco Mannino -Italian pianist, composer, director, and playwright (d. 2005)

1924- Paulo Vanzolini -Brazilian singer-songwriter and zoologist (d. 2013)

1925- Tony Christopher, Baron Christopher -English union leader and businessman

1925- Sammy Drechsel -German comedian and journalist (d. 1986)

1925- Kay E. Kuter -American actor (d. 2003)

1925- Louis O'Neill (politician)|Louis O'Neil -Canadian educator and politician

1926- Johnny Craig -American illustrator (d. 2001)

1926- Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner -Austrian politician (d. 2008)

1927- Corín Tellado -Spanish author (d. 2009)

1927- Albert Uderzo -French author and illustrator

1928- Vassar Clements -American fiddler (Old and in the Way) (d. 2005)

1928- Cy Twombly -American-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 2011)

1929- Yvette Williams -New Zealand long jumper

1930- Paul Mazursky -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1930- Godfrey Milton-Thompson -English admiral and surgeon (d. 2012)

1930- Peter Schulz -German politician, List of mayors of Hamburg|Mayor of Hamburg (d. 2013)

1931- Felix Berezin -Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1980)

1931- James Fenton (Ulster Scots poet)|James Fenton -Irish linguist and poet

1931- David Shepherd (artist)|David Shepherd -English painter

1932- Meadowlark Lemon -American basketball player and actor

1932- Lia Manoliu -Romanian discus thrower (d. 1998)

1932- William Roache -English actor

1933- Jerry Leiber -American songwriter and producer (d. 2011)

1933- Joyce Ricketts -American baseball player (d. 1992)

1934- Peter McParland -Irish footballer and manager

1934- Denny Miller -American actor (d. 2014)

1935- Bob Gutowski -American pole vaulter (d. 1960)

1935- Reinier Kreijermaat -Dutch footballer

1936- Henck Arron -Surinamese politician, 1st List of Prime Ministers of Suriname|Prime Ministers of the Republic of Suriname (d. 2000)

1938- Roger Boisjoly -American engineer (d. 2012)

1938- Ton Schulten -Dutch painter

1939- Tarcisio Burgnich -Italian footballer and manager

1939- Ted Kooser -American poet

1939- Richard Lapthorne -English businessman

1939- Michael Llewellyn-Smith -English academic and diplomat

1939- Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky -Chinese-English historian and academic

1939- Veronica Sutherland -English academic and diplomat

1940- Jochen Borchert -German politician

1940- Al Pacino -American actor and director

1941- Princess Muna al-Hussein -of Jordan

1941- Bertrand Tavernier -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1942- Mr. Hito -Japanese wrestler (d. 2010)

1942- Jon Kyl -American lawyer and politician

1943- Tony Christie -English singer-songwriter and actor

1943- Alan Feduccia -American ornithologist and academic

1944- Len Goodman -English dancer

1944- Stephen Nickell -English economist and academic

1945- Stu Cook -American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Southern Pacific (band)|Southern Pacific, Don Harrison Band, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited)

1945- Richard C. Hoagland -American theorist and author

1945- Björn Ulvaeus -Swedish singer-songwriter and producer (ABBA and Hootenanny Singers)

1946- Talia Shire -American actress

1946- Peter Sutherland -Irish lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Ireland

1946- Vladimir Zhirinovsky -Russian colonel, lawyer, and politician

1947- Johan Cruyff -Dutch footballer and manager

1947- Jeffrey DeMunn -American actor

1948- Mike Selvey -English cricketer and sportscaster

1948- Yu Shyi-kun -Taiwanese politician, 39th Premier of the Republic of China

1949- Michael Brown (rock musician)|Michael Brown -American keyboard player and songwriter (The Left Banke and Stories (band)|Stories)

1949- James Fenton -English poet and critic

1949- Vicente Pernía -Argentinian footballer and race car driver

1949- Dominique Strauss-Kahn -French economist, lawyer, and politician

1950- Donnell Deeny -Irish judge

1950- Steve Ferrone -English drummer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Average White Band)

1950- Peter Jurasik -American actor

1950- Apollo Quiboloy -Filipino religious leader

1951- Ian McCartney -Scottish politician, Minister of State for Trade

1952- Ketil Bjørnstad -Norwegian pianist and composer

1952- Vladislav Tretiak -Russian ice hockey player

1952- Jacques Santini -French footballer and coach

1953- Ron Clements -American animator, producer, and screenwriter

1953- Anthony Venables -British economist

1954- Melvin Burgess -English author

1954- Randy Cross -American football player and sportscaster

1954- Róisín Shortall -Irish politician

1955- Américo Gallego -Argentinian footballer and coach

1955- Parviz Parastui -Iranian actor and singer

1955- Zev Siegl -American businessman, co-founded Starbucks

1956- Dominique Blanc -French actress

1956- Jaroslava Schallerová -Czech actress

1956- Andres Sõber -Estonian basketball player and coach

1957- Eric Bristow -English darts player

1957- Theo de Rooij -Dutch cyclist and manager

1958- Fish (singer)|Fish -Scottish singer-songwriter and actor (Marillion)

1959- Clarissa Burt -American model and actress

1959- Paul Madden (diplomat)|Paul Madden -English diplomat, British High Commissioner to Australia

1959- Daniel Kash -Canadian actor and director

1959- Tony Phillips -American baseball player

1960- Robert Peston -English journalist

1960- Bruce Redman -Australian director, producer, and critic

1961- Dinesh D'Souza -Indian-American educator and author

1962- Foeke Booy -Dutch footballer and manager

1963- Joy Covey -American businesswoman (d. 2013)

1963- Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu -French actress

1963- David Moyes -Scottish footballer and manager

1963- Bernd Müller (footballer, born 1963)|Bernd Müller -German footballer and manager

1963- Paul Wassif -British guitar player

1964- Hank Azaria -American actor and director

1964- Andy Bell (singer)|Andy Bell -English singer-songwriter and DJ (Erasure)

1964- Fiona Bruce -Singaporean-English journalist

1965- Eric Avery -American bass player and songwriter (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction (band)|Deconstruction, and Polar Bear (rock)|Polar Bear)

1965- Mark Bryant (basketball)|Mark Bryant -American basketball player

1965- Simon Fowler -English singer and guitarist (Ocean Colour Scene and Merrymouth (band)|Merrymouth)

1965- John Henson (puppeteer)|John Henson -American puppeteer and voice actor (d. 2014)

1966- Man Arenas -Belgian-Spanish production designer and illustrator

1966- James Stacy Barbour -American actor and singer

1966- Diego Domínguez -Argentinian-Italian rugby player

1966- Femke Halsema -Dutch politician

1966- Darren Holmes (baseball)|Darren Holmes -American baseball player

1966- Erik Pappas -American baseball player and coach

1966- Rubén Sosa -Uruguayan footballer and coach

1967- Tim Davie -English broadcaster

1969- Joe Buck -American sportscaster

1969- Martin Koolhoven -Dutch director and screenwriter

1969- Gina Torres -American actress

1969- Darren Woodson -American football player and sportscaster

1969- Renée Zellweger -American actress and producer

1970- Jason Lee (actor)|Jason Lee -American skateboarder, actor, and producer

1970- Tomoko Kawakami -Japanese voice actress (d. 2011)

1970- Steve Tovar -American football player and coach

1970- Jason Wiles -American actor

1971- Sara Baras -Spanish dancer

1971- Brad Clontz -American baseball player

1972- Zaza Zazirov -Ukrainian wrestler

1973- Fredrik Larzon -Swedish drummer (Millencolin)

1974- Dean Phoenix -Mexican porn actor

1975- Emily Bergl -English-American actress

1975- Jacque Jones -American baseball player and coach

1976- Gilberto da Silva Melo -Brazilian footballer

1976- Tim Duncan -American basketball player

1976- Kim Jong-kook (singer)|Kim Jong-kook -South Korean singer (Turbo (South Korean band)|Turbo)

1976- Rainer Schüttler -German tennis player

1977- Constantinos Christoforou -Cypriot singer-songwriter (One (band)|One)

1977- Ilias Kotsios -Greek footballer

1977- Marguerite Moreau -American actress

1977- Paavo Siljamäki -Finnish DJ and producer (Above & Beyond (band)|Above & Beyond)

1977- Matthew West -American singer-songwriter and actor

1978- Letícia Birkheuer -Brazilian model and actress

1978- Duncan Kibet -Kenyan runner

1978- Matt Walker (swimmer)|Matt Walker -English swimmer

1980- Ben Johnston (Scottish musician)|Ben Johnston -Scottish drummer and songwriter (Biffy Clyro)

1980- James Johnston (Scottish musician)|James Johnston -Scottish bass player and songwriter (Biffy Clyro)

1980- Daniel MacPherson -Australian actor

1980- Bruce Martin (cricketer)|Bruce Martin -New Zealand cricketer

1980- Kazuhito Tadano -Japanese baseball player

1980- Alejandro Valverde -Spanish cyclist

1981- Dwone Hicks -American football player

1981- Felipe Massa -Brazilian race car driver

1981- John McFall (athlete)|John McFall -English-Welsh sprinter

1981- Anja Pärson -Swedish skier

1982- Brian Barton -American baseball player

1982- Monty Panesar -English cricketer

1982- Marco Russo -Italian footballer

1983- J. P. Howell -American baseball player

1983- Joanne Peh -Singaporean actress

1983- Johnathan Thurston -Australian rugby player

1983- DeAngelo Williams -American football player

1983- Nick Willis -New Zealand runner

1984- Robert Andino -American baseball player

1984- Antonio Cromartie -American football player

1984- Melonie Diaz -American actress

1984- Jen Johnson -American model and actress

1984- Isaac Kiprono Songok -Kenyan runner

1984- Andre' Woodson -American football player and coach

1985- Jadyn Maria -Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter

1985- Giedo van der Garde -Dutch race car driver

1986- John DeLuca -American actor

1986- Alexei Emelin -Russian ice hockey player

1986- Claudia Rath -German heptathlete

1987- Razak Boukari -Togolese footballer

1987- Jay Park -American-South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor(2PM and Art of Movement)

1987- Johann Smith -American soccer player

1987- Daniel Sharman -American Actor

1988- James Sheppard -Canadian ice hockey player

1988- Sara Paxton -American actress

1989- Victor Engström -Swedish Bandy player (d. 2013)

1989- Marie-Michèle Gagnon -Canadian skier

1989- Michael van Gerwen -Dutch darts player

1989- Gedhun Choekyi Nyima -Chinese 11th Panchen Lama

1990- Jean-Éric Vergne -French race car driver

1990- Taylor Walker (footballer)|Taylor Walker -Australian footballer

1993- Alex Bowman -American race car driver

1993- Raphaël Varane -French footballer

1996- Allisyn Ashley Arm -American actress

History of Deaths


501- Saint Rusticus (Archbishop of Lyon)|Saint Rusticus -French archbishop (b. 455)

1077- Géza I of Hungary -(b. 1040)

1185- Emperor Antoku -of Japan (b. 1178)

1265- Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester -English husband of Helen of Galloway (b. 1195)

1295- Sancho IV of Castile -(b. 1258)

1342- Pope Benedict XII -(b. 1285)

1472- Leon Battista Alberti -Italian author, poet, and philosopher (b. 1404)

1516- John Yonge -English diplomat (b. 1467)

1566- Diane de Poitiers -French mistress of Henry II of France (b. 1499)

1566- Louise Labé -French poet (b. 1520s)

1595- Torquato Tasso -Italian poet (b. 1544)

1644- Chongzhen Emperor -of China (b. 1611)

1660- Henry Hammond -English cleric and theologian (b. 1605)

1690- David Teniers the Younger -Flemish painter (b. 1610)

1744- Anders Celsius -Swedish astronomer (b. 1701)

1770- Jean-Antoine Nollet -French clergyman and physicist (b. 1700)

1800- William Cowper -English poet (b. 1731)

1840- Siméon Denis Poisson -French mathematician and physicist (b. 1781)

1873- Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy -Russian painter (b. 1783)

1875- 12th Dalai Lama -(b. 1857)

1878- Anna Sewell -English author (b. 1820)

1891- Nathaniel Woodard -English priest and educator (b. 1811)

1892- Henri Duveyrier -French explorer (b. 1840)

1892- Karl von Ditmar -Estonian-German geologist and explorer (b. 1822)

1906- John Knowles Paine -American composer and educator (b. 1839)

1911- Emilio Salgari -Italian author (b. 1862)

1913- Joseph-Alfred Archambeault -Canadian bishop (b. 1859)

1915- Frederick W. Seward -American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1830)

1919- Augustus D. Juilliard -American businessman (b. 1836)

1923- Louis-Olivier Taillon -Canadian politician, 8th Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)

1928- Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel -Russian general (b. 1878)

1937- Michał Drzymała -Polish rebel (b. 1857)

1943- Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko -Russian director, producer, and playwright (b. 1858)

1944- George Herriman -American cartoonist (b. 1880)

1944- Tony Mullane -Irish-American baseball player (b. 1859)

1944- William Stephens -American politician, 24th Governor of California (b. 1859)

1945- Huldreich Georg Früh -Swiss composer (b. 1903)

1961- Robert Garrett -American discus thrower and shot putter (b. 1875)

1968- Bade Ghulam Ali Khan -Indian singer (b. 1902)

1972- George Sanders -English actor and singer (b. 1906)

1973- Olga Grey -Hungarian-American actress (b. 1896)

1975- Mike Brant -Cypriot-Israeli singer (b. 1947)

1976- Carol Reed -English director and producer (b. 1906)

1976- Markus Reiner -Israeli engineer and educator (b. 1886)

1978- Lee Kim Lai -Singaporean police officer (b. 1960)

1980- Katia Mann -German wife of Thomas Mann (b. 1883)

1982- John Cody -American cardinal (b. 1907)

1983- William S. Bowdern -American priest and author (b. 1897)

1984- David A. Kennedy|David Kennedy -American son of Robert F. Kennedy (b. 1955)

1985- Uku Masing -Estonian philosopher and theologist (b. 1909)

1988- Carolyn Franklin -American singer-songwriter (b. 1944)

1988- Clifford D. Simak -American journalist and author (b. 1904)

1988- Valerie Solanas -American author and playwright (b. 1936)

1990- Dexter Gordon -American saxophonist, composer, and actor (b. 1923)

1992- Yutaka Ozaki -Japanese singer (b. 1965)

1993- Rosita Moreno -Spanish-American actress (b. 1907)

1995- Art Fleming -American game show host and actor (b. 1925)

1995- Ginger Rogers -American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1911)

1996- Saul Bass -American graphic designer and director (b. 1920)

1998- Wright Morris -American author and photographer (b. 1910)

1998- Christian Mortensen -Danish-American super-centenarian (b. 1882)

1999- Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin -Irish journalist and author (b. 1914)

1999- Larry Troutman -American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Zapp (band)|Zapp) (b. 1944)

1999- Roger Troutman -American singer-songwriter and producer (Zapp (band)|Zapp) (b. 1951)

2000- Lucien Le Cam -French mathematician (b. 1924)

2000- David Merrick -American director and producer (b. 1911)

2001- Michele Alboreto -Italian race car driver (b. 1956)

2002- Indra Devi -Russian yoga teacher (b. 1899)

2002- Lisa Lopes -American rapper and dancer (TLC (band)|TLC) (b. 1971)

2002- Athanasios Papoulis -Greek-American mathematician and engineer (b. 1921)

2003- Samson Kitur -Kenyan runner (b. 1966)

2004- Thom Gunn -English-American poet (b. 1929)

2005- Swami Ranganathananda -Indian monk (b. 1908)

2006- Jane Jacobs -American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1916)

2007- Alan Ball, Jr. -English footballer and manager (b. 1945)

2007- Arthur Milton -English footballer and cricketer (b. 1928)

2007- Bobby Pickett -American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

2008- Humphrey Lyttelton -English trumpet player, composer, and radio host (b. 1921)

2009- Bea Arthur -American actress and singer (b. 1922)

2010- Dorothy Provine -American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1935)

2010- Alan Sillitoe -English author and screenwriter (b. 1928)

2012- Gerry Bahen -Australian footballer (b. 1929)

2012- Charles G. Hall -American photographer and journalist (b. 1930)

2012- Denny Jones -American rancher and politician (b. 1910)

2012- Moscelyne Larkin -American ballerina (b. 1925)

2012- Louis le Brocquy -Irish painter (b. 1916)

2012- Paul L. Smith -American-Israeli actor (b. 1936)

2013- Brian Adam -Scottish politician (b. 1948)

2013- Jacob Avshalomov -American composer and conductor (b. 1919)

2013- György Berencsi -Hungarian virologist and educator (b. 1941)

2013- Rick Camp -American baseball player (b. 1953)

2013- Virginia Gibson -American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1925)

2013- Johnny Lockwood -English-Australian actor (b. 1920)

2013- Anna Proclemer -Italian actress (b. 1923)

2013- Yoshio Tabata -Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1919)

2014- Barbara Fiske Calhoun -American cartoonist and painter (b. 1919)

2014- Dan Heap -Canadian priest and politician (b. 1925)

2014- William Judson Holloway, Jr. -American judge (b. 1923)

2014- Earl Morrall -American football player (b. 1934)

2014- Tito Vilanova -Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1968)

2014- Stefanie Zweig -German author (b. 1932)