This Day in History

Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.

Events History

503 BC-According to the Fasti Triumphales -Roman consul Publius Postumius Tubertus celebrated an ovation for a military victory over the Sabines.

686-Maya king Yuknoom Yich'aak K'ahk' -assumes the crown of Calakmul.

1043- Edward the Confessor -is crowned List of English monarchs|King of England.

1077-The first Parliament -of Friuli is created.

1559-The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis -treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars.

1834-The generals in the Greek War of Independence -stand trial for treason.

1860-The first successful United States -Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, begins.

1865- American Civil War -Union (American Civil War)|Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.

1882- American Old West -Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford (outlaw)|Robert Ford.

1885- Gottlieb Daimler -is granted a Germany|German patent for his engine design.

1888-The first of eleven Whitechapel murders|unsolved brutal murders -of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs.

1895-The trial in the libel -case brought by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality.

1922- Joseph Stalin -becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1929-{{RMS|Queen Mary}} is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering -by Cunard Line.

1933-First flight over Mount Everest -a British expedition, led by the Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton|Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston.

1936- Bruno Richard Hauptmann -is executed for the kidnapping and death of Lindbergh kidnapping|Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh.

1942- World War II -Japanese forces begin an assault on the United States and Philippines|Filipino troops on the Battle of Bataan|Bataan Peninsula.

1946-Japanese Lt. General -Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March.

1948- President of the United States|President -Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.

1948-In Jeju-do|Jeju -South Korea, a civil-war-like period of violence and human rights abuses begins, known as the Jeju massacre.

1955-The American Civil Liberties Union -announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book ''Howl'' against obscenity charges.

1956- Hudsonville-Standale Tornado of April 1956|Hudsonville-Standale Tornado -The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly Fujita scale|F5 tornado.

1961-The Leadbeater's Possum -is rediscovered in Australia after 72 years.

1968- Martin Luther King, Jr. -delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.

1969- Vietnam War -United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamization|Vietnamize" the war effort.

1973- Martin Cooper (inventor)|Martin Cooper -of Motorola makes the History of mobile phones|first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, though it took ten years for the DynaTAC 8000X to become the first such phone to be commercially released.

1974- Super Outbreak|The Super Outbreak -occurs, the second biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history (after the April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak). The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.

1975- Bobby Fischer -refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.

1981-The Osborne 1 -the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.

1996-Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski -is captured at his cabin in Montana, United States.

1996-A United States Air Force -airplane carrying United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown (U.S. politician)|Ron Brown 1996 Croatia USAF CT-43 crash|crashes in Croatia, killing all 35 on board.

1997-The Thalit massacre -begins in Algeria; all but one of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas.

2000-'' United States v. Microsoft -': Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.

2004- Islamic -terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.

2007- TGV world speed record#Record of 2007|Conventional-Train World Speed Record -a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.

2008- ATA Airlines -once one of the ten largest U.S. passenger airlines and largest charter airline, files for bankruptcy for the second time in five years and ceases all operations.

2008- Texas -law enforcement cordons off the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints|FLDS's YFZ Ranch. Eventually 533 women and children will be removed and taken into state custody.

2009- Binghamton shootings -Jiverly Antares Wong opens fire at an American Civic Association immigration center in Binghamton, New York|NY, killing 13 and wounding 4 others before Wong took his own life.

2013-More than 50 people die in 2013 Argentina floods|floods -resulting from record-breaking rainfall in La Plata and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Famous Birthdays

1529- Michael Neander -German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1581)

1593- George Herbert -Welsh-English priest and poet (d. 1633)

1639- Alessandro Stradella -Italian composer (d. 1682)

1643- Charles V, Duke of Lorraine -(d. 1690)

1682- Valentin Rathgeber -German organist and composer (d. 1750)

1693- George Edwards (naturalist)|George Edwards -English ornithologist (d. 1773)

1715- William Watson (scientist)|William Watson -English physician, physicist, and botanist (d. 1787)

1764- John Abernethy (surgeon)|John Abernethy -English surgeon (d. 1831)

1769- Christian Günther von Bernstorff -Danish-Prussian politician and diplomat (d. 1835)

1770- Theodoros Kolokotronis -Greek general (d. 1843)

1781- Swaminarayan -Indian religious leader (d. 1830)

1782- Alexander Macomb (general)|Alexander Macomb -American general (d. 1841)

1798- Charles Wilkes -American admiral, geographer, and explorer (d.1877)

1783- Washington Irving -American historian and author (d. 1859)

1806- Ivan Kireyevsky -Russian philosopher and critic (d. 1856)

1807- Jane Digby -English wife of Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough (d. 1881)

1814- Lorenzo Snow -American religious leader, 5th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1901)

1821- Thomas Pelham Dale -English clergyman (d. 1892)

1822- Edward Everett Hale -American clergyman, historian, and author (d. 1909)

1823- George Derby -American lieutenant (d. 1861)

1823- William M. Tweed -American politician (d. 1878)

1826- Cyrus K. Holliday -American businessman (d. 1900)

1837- John Burroughs -American botanist (d. 1921)

1842- Ulric Dahlgren -American colonel (d. 1864)

1848- Arturo Prat -Chilean lawyer and captain (d. 1879)

1858- Jacob Gaudaur -Canadian rower (d. 1937)

1860- Frederik van Eeden -Dutch psychiatrist and author (d. 1932)

1864- Emil Kellenberger -Swiss target shooter (d. 1943)

1876- Margaret Anglin -Canadian actress, director, and producer (d. 1958)

1876- Tomáš Baťa -Czech businessman, founded Bata Shoes (d. 1932)

1880- Otto Weininger -Austrian philosopher and author (d. 1903)

1881- Alcide De Gasperi -Italian politician, 30th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1954)

1882- Philippe Desranleau -Canadian archbishop (d. 1952)

1883- Ikki Kita -Japanese philosopher and author (d. 1937)

1885- Allan Dwan -Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)

1885- Bud Fisher -American cartoonist (d. 1954)

1885- Marie-Victorin Kirouac -Canadian botanist (d. 1944)

1885- St John Philby -English colonial (d.1960)

1886- Dooley Wilson -American actor and singer (d. 1953)

1887- Ōtori Tanigorō -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 24th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1956)

1887- Nishizō Tsukahara -Japanese admiral (d. 1966)

1888- Neville Cardus -English author and critic (d. 1975)

1888- Thomas C. Kinkaid -American admiral (d. 1972)

1889- Grigoraş Dinicu -Romanian violinist and composer (d. 1949)

1893- Leslie Howard (actor)|Leslie Howard -English actor, director, and producer (d. 1943)

1893- Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk -(d. 1945)

1895- Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco -Italian-American composer (d. 1968)

1895- Zez Confrey -American pianist and composer (d. 1971)

1897- Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos -Greek lieutenant (d. 1989)

1898- George Jessel (actor)|George Jessel -American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1981)

1898- Henry Luce -American publisher, co-founded ''Time (magazine)|Time Magazine'' (d. 1967)

1899- David Jack -English footballer and manager (d. 1958)

1899- Maria Redaelli -Italian super-centenarian (d. 2013)

1900- Camille Chamoun -Lebanese politician, 7th President of Lebanon (d. 1987)

1900- Albert Walsh -Canadian politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador|Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1958)

1904- Sally Rand -American actress and dancer (d. 1979)

1904- Russel Wright -American designer (d. 1976)

1905- Robert Sink -American general (d. 1965)

1907- Iron Eyes Cody -American actor (d. 1999)

1911- Nanette Bordeaux -Canadian-American actress (d. 1956)

1911- Michael Woodruff -English-Scottish surgeon and academic (d. 2001)

1911- Stanisława Walasiewicz -Polish runner (d. 1980)

1912- Dorothy Eden -New Zealand-English author (d. 1982)

1912- Grigoris Lambrakis -Greek physician and politician (d. 1963)

1913- Per Borten -Norwegian politician, 18th Prime Minister of Norway (d. 2005)

1914- Ray Getliffe -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)

1914- Sam Manekshaw -Indian field marshal (d. 2008)

1915- Piet de Jong -Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

1915- İhsan Doğramacı -Turkish physician and academic (d. 2010)

1916- Herb Caen -American journalist (d. 1997)

1916- Louis Guglielmi -Catalan composer (d. 1991)

1918- Mary Anderson (actress, born 1918)|Mary Anderson -American actress (d. 2014)

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

1919- Clairette Oddera -French-Canadian actress and singer (d. 2008)

1920- John Demjanjuk -Ukrainian-American criminal (d. 2012)

1920- Stan Freeman -American composer and conductor (d. 2001)

1920- Yoshibayama Junnosuke -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 43rd Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1977)

1921- Robert Karvelas -American actor (d. 1991)

1921- Darío Moreno -Turkish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1968)

1921- Jan Sterling -American actress (d. 2004)

1922- Doris Day -American actress and singer

1923- Daniel Hoffman -American poet and academic (d. 2013)

1924- Marlon Brando -American actor (d. 2004)

1924- Peter Hawkins -English actor (d. 2006)

1924- Roza Shanina -Russian sergeant and sniper (d. 1945)

1925- Tony Benn -English pilot and politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (d. 2014)

1926- Timothy Bateson -English actor (d. 2009)

1926- Alex Grammas -American baseball player, manager, and coach

1926- Gus Grissom -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1967)

1927- Wesley A. Brown -American general and engineer (d. 2012)

1928- Don Gibson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)

1928- Kevin Hagen -American actor (d. 2005)

1928- Emmett Johns -Canadian priest, founded Dans la Rue

1928- Jennifer Paterson -English chef and actress (d. 1999)

1929- Fazlur Khan -Bangladeshi engineer and architect, co-designed the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center (d. 1982)

1929- Lee Leonard -American television host

1929- Poul Schlüter -Danish politician, 37th Prime Minister of Denmark

1930- Lawton Chiles -American politician, 41st Governor of Florida (d. 1998)

1930- Helmut Kohl -German politician, Chancellor of Germany (Federal Republic)|Chancellor of Germany

1930- Wally Moon -American baseball player and coach

1931- David Swift (actor)|David Swift -English actor

1933- Bob Dornan -American politician

1934- Jane Goodall -English primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist

1934- Jim Parker (American football)|Jim Parker -American football player (d. 2005)

1936- Scott LaFaro -American bassist (d. 1961)

1936- Jimmy McGriff -American organist (d. 2008)

1936- Harold Vick -American saxophonist and flute player (d. 1987)

1938- Jeff Barry -American singer-songwriter, and producer

1939- François de Roubaix -French composer (d. 1975)

1939- Hawk Taylor -American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)

1939- Paul Craig Roberts -American economist

1941- Jan and Dean|Jan Berry -American singer-songwriter (Jan and Dean) (d. 2004)

1941- Carl Boenish -American BASE jumping|BASE jumper and cinematographer (d. 1984)

1941- Eric Braeden -German-American actor

1941- Philippé Wynne -American singer (The Spinners (U.S. band)|The Spinners) (d. 1984)

1942- Marsha Mason -American actress and director

1942- Wayne Newton -American singer and actor

1942- Marek Perepeczko -Polish actor (d. 2005)

1942- Billy Joe Royal -American singer

1943- Mario Lavista -Mexican composer

1943- Jonathan Lynn -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1943- Richard Manuel -Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist (The Band and The Revols) (d. 1986)

1943- Doreen Tracey -English singer and actress

1944- Tony Orlando -American singer and actor (Tony Orlando and Dawn)

1945- Doon Arbus -American author and journalist

1945- Bernie Parent -Canadian ice hockey player

1945- Catherine Spaak -French actress and singer

1946- Dee Murray -English bass player (Procol Harum, The Mirage (band)|The Mirage, and Spencer Davis Group) (d. 1992)

1946- Marisa Paredes -Spanish actress

1946- Hanna Suchocka -Polish politician, 5th Prime Minister of Poland

1946- John Virgo -English snooker player and sportscaster

1947- Anders Eliasson -Swedish composer (d. 2013)

1947- Pat Proft -American actor and screenwriter

1948- Arlette Cousture -Canadian author

1948- Jaap de Hoop Scheffer -Dutch politician, 11th Secretary General of NATO

1948- Carlos Salinas de Gortari -Mexican economist and politician, 53rd President of Mexico

1949- Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck -German footballer

1949- A. C. Grayling -Zambian-English philosopher and academic

1949- Richard Thompson (musician)|Richard Thompson -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fairport Convention and French Frith Kaiser Thompson)

1949- Lyle Alzado -American football player (d. 1992)

1950- Indrajit Coomaraswamy -Sri Lankan economist

1950- Sally Thomsett -English actress

1950- Ray Lucia -American author and television host

1951- Brendan Barber -English union leader

1951- Danny Padilla -American bodybuilder

1951- Mitch Woods -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1952- Mike Moore (U.S. politician)|Mike Moore -American lawyer and politician

1953- Sandra Boynton -American author and illustrator

1953- Wakanohana Kanji II -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 56th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna

1953- Craig Taubman -American singer-songwriter and producer

1954- Elisabetta Brusa -Italian composer

1954- K. Krishnasamy -Indian physician and politician

1955- Hariharan (singer)|Hariharan -Indian singer (Colonial Cousins)

1955- John Mooney (musician)|John Mooney -American singer and bass player

1956- Miguel Bosé -Spanish-Italian singer and actor

1956- Ray Combs -American actor and game show host (d. 1996)

1956- Kalle Kulbok -Estonian politician

1956- Boris Miljković -Serbian director and producer

1956- Tessa Souter -English-American singer-songwriter

1957- Julia Hills -English actress

1957- Michalis Rakintzis -Greek singer-songwriter

1958- Alec Baldwin -American actor and producer

1958- Francesca Woodman -American photographer (d. 1981)

1959- David Hyde Pierce -American actor

1960- Arjen Anthony Lucassen -Dutch singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Ayreon, Star One, Ambeon, and Guilt Machine)

1960- Marie Denise Pelletier -Canadian singer

1960- Lesley Sharp -English actress

1961- Eddie Murphy -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1962- Dave Miley -American baseball player and manager

1962- Mike Ness -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Social Distortion)

1962- Jaya Prada -Indian actress and politician

1962- Jennifer Rubin (actress)|Jennifer Rubin -American actress

1963- Criss Oliva -American guitarist and songwriter (Savatage) (d. 1993)

1963- Tsuyoshi Sekito -Japanese guitarist and songwriter (The Black Mages)

1964- Nigel Farage -English politician

1964- Bjarne Riis -Danish cyclist

1964- Claire Perry -English banker and politician

1964- Andy Robinson -English rugby player and coach

1965- Julie Anne Haddock -American actress

1965- Nazia Hassan -Pakistani singer (d. 2000)

1966- John de Vries -Australian race car driver

1966- Lambis Livieratos -Greek singer

1966- Michael Mittermeier -German comedian and actor

1966- Miina Tominaga -Japanese voice actress

1967- Cat Cora -American chef

1967- Pervis Ellison -American basketball player

1967- Brent Gilchrist -Canadian ice hockey player

1967- Cristi Puiu -Romanian director and screenwriter

1967- Mark Skaife -Australian race car driver

1968- Sebastian Bach -Canadian singer-songwriter and actor (Skid Row (American band)|Skid Row, Winter Rose, and Damnocracy)

1968- Charlotte Coleman -English actress (d. 2001)

1968- Jamie Hewlett -English illustrator

1969- Rodney Hampton -American football player

1969- Peter Matera -Australian football player

1969- Lance Storm -Canadian wrestler

1971- Vitālijs Astafjevs -Latvian footballer and manager

1971- Emmanuel Collard -French race car driver

1971- Picabo Street -American skier

1972- Jennie Garth -American actress and director

1972- Catherine McCormack -English actress

1972- Sandrine Testud -French tennis player

1973- Jamie Bamber -English actor

1973- Prabhu Deva -Indian actor, director, and choreographer

1973- Matthew Ferguson -Canadian actor

1973- Kelly Price -American singer-songwriter

1973- Adam Scott (actor)|Adam Scott -American actor, director, and producer

1974- Marcus Brown -American basketball player

1974- Mounir el-Motassadeq -Moroccan terrorist

1974- Drew Shirley -American guitarist and songwriter (Switchfoot and All Together Separate)

1974- Lee Williams (actor)|Lee Williams -Welsh actor and model

1975- Shawn Bates -American ice hockey player

1975- Michael Olowokandi -Nigerian-American basketball player

1975- Aries Spears -American comedian and actor

1975- Yoshinobu Takahashi -Japanese baseball player

1975- Koji Uehara -Japanese baseball player

1976- Park Si-hoo -South Korean actor

1977- Véronique De Kock -Belgian model, Miss Belgium|Miss Belgium 1995

1977- Hussein Fatal -American rapper (Outlawz)

1977- Alice Lowe -English actress and screenwriter

1977- Birgit Minichmayr -Austrian actress and singer

1977- Chael Sonnen -American mixed martial artist

1978- Matthew Goode -English actor

1978- Tommy Haas -German tennis player

1978- John Smit -South African rugby player

1979- Grégoire (musician)|Grégoire -French singer-songwriter

1979- Simon Black -Australian footballer

1981- Aaron Bertram -American trumpet player (Suburban Legends)

1981- DeShawn Stevenson -American basketball player

1982- Fler -German rapper

1982- Jared Allen -American football player

1982- Sofia Boutella -Algerian-American actress and dancer

1982- Jesse Csincsak -American snowboarder

1982- Iain Fyfe -Australian footballer

1982- Kasumi Nakane -Japanese model and actress

1982- Cobie Smulders -Canadian actress

1983- Chalice (singer)|Chalice -Estonian singer

1983- Errol Barnett -English journalist

1983- Ben Foster (footballer)|Ben Foster -English footballer

1983- Stephen Weiss -Canadian ice hockey player

1984- Jonathan Blondel -Belgian footballer

1984- Maxi López -Argentinian footballer

1985- Jari-Matti Latvala -Finnish race car driver

1985- Leona Lewis -English singer-songwriter

1986- Amanda Bynes -American actress

1986- Stephanie Cox -American soccer player

1986- Jerry Messing -American actor

1986- Coleen Rooney -English television host

1986- Sergio Sánchez Ortega -Spanish footballer

1987- Jay Bruce -American baseball player

1987- Park Jung-min -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (SS501)

1987- Jason Kipnis -American baseball player

1987- Julie Sokolow -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1987- Benjamin Stone (actor)|Benjamin Stone -English actor

1987- Sal Zizzo -American soccer player

1988- Kam Chancellor -American football player

1988- Brandon Graham -American football player

1988- Peter Hartley (footballer)|Peter Hartley -English footballer

1988- Tim Krul -Dutch footballer

1989- Romain Alessandrini -French footballer

1989- Matija Duh -Slovenian motorcycle racer

1989- Israel Folau -Australian footballer

1989- Thisara Perera -Sri Lankan cricketer

1990- Karim Ansarifard -Iranian footballer

1990- Madison Brengle -American tennis player

1990- Sotiris Ninis -Greek footballer

1991- Stanislav Engovatov -Russian footballer

1991- Hayley Kiyoko -American actress, singer, and dancer

1992- Simone Benedetti -Italian footballer

1993- Pape Moussa Konaté -Senegalese footballer

1996- Jackson Bond -American actor

1996- Mayo Hibi -Japanese tennis player

1998- Paris Jackson (actress)|Paris Jackson -American actress

2001- Sophie Delezio -Australian medical patient

History of Deaths

963- William III, Duke of Aquitaine -(b. 915)

1287- Pope Honorius IV -(b. 1210)

1350- Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy -(b. 1295)

1606- Charles Blount, 8th Baron Mountjoy -English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1563)

1680- Shivaji -Indian emperor, founded the Maratha Empire (b. 1630)

1682- Bartolomé Esteban Murillo -Spanish painter (b. 1618)

1691- Jean Petitot -French-Swiss painter (b. 1608)

1695- Melchior d'Hondecoeter -Dutch painter (b. 1636)

1717- Jacques Ozanam -French mathematician (b. 1640)

1728- James Anderson (lawyer)|James Anderson -Scottish lawyer and historian (b. 1662)

1792- George Pocock -English admiral (b. 1706)

1804- Jędrzej Kitowicz -Polish priest, historian, and author (b. 1727)

1827- Ernst Chladni -German physicist (b. 1756)

1838- François Carlo Antommarchi -French physician (b. 1780)

1846- William Braine -Britsh explorer (b. 1814)

1849- Juliusz Słowacki -Polish poet (b. 1809)

1868- Franz Berwald -Swedish composer and surgeon (b. 1796)

1882- Jesse James -American criminal (b. 1847)

1897- Johannes Brahms -German pianist and composer (b. 1833)

1901- Richard D'Oyly Carte -English composer and talent agent (b. 1844)

1930- Emma Albani -Canadian soprano (b. 1847)

1936- Richard Hauptmann -German-American murderer (b. 1899)

1941- Tachiyama Mineemon -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 22nd Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1877)

1941- Pál Teleki -Hungarian politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1879)

1943- Conrad Veidt -German-American actor (b. 1893)

1950- Kurt Weill -German-American composer (b. 1900)

1950- Carter G. Woodson -American historian, author, and journalist, founded Black History Month (b. 1875)

1951- Henrik Visnapuu -Estonian poet and playwright (b. 1890)

1952- Miina Sillanpää -Finnish politician (b. 1866)

1958- Jaan Kärner -Estonian poet and author (b. 1891)

1962- Manolis Kalomiris -Greek composer (b. 1883)

1971- Joseph Valachi -American gangster (b. 1904)

1972- Ferde Grofé -American pianist and composer (b. 1892)

1975- Mary Ure -Scottish-English actress (b. 1933)

1976- David M. Dennison -American physicist (b. 1900)

1976- Claude-Henri Grignon -Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1894)

1978- Ray Noble -English bandleader, actor, and composer (b. 1903)

1978- Winston Sharples -American composer (b. 1909)

1981- Juan Trippe -American businessman, founded Pan American World Airways (b. 1899)

1982- Warren Oates -American actor (b. 1928)

1986- Peter Pears -English tenor (b. 1910)

1987- Tom Sestak -American football player (b. 1936)

1988- Milton Caniff -American cartoonist (b. 1907)

1990- Sarah Vaughan -American singer (b. 1924)

1991- Charles Goren -American bridge player and author (b. 1901)

1991- Graham Greene -English author, playwright, and critic (b. 1904)

1993- Pinky Lee -American television host (b. 1907)

1994- Frank Wells -American businessman (b. 1932)

1995- Alfred J. Billes -Canadian businessman, co-founded Canadian Tire (b. 1902)

1996- Ron Brown (U.S. politician)|Ron Brown -American politician, 30th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1941)

1996- Carl Stokes -American politician, 51st List of Mayors of Cleveland, Ohio|Mayor of Cleveland (b. 1927)

1998- Mary Cartwright -English mathematician (b. 1900)

1999- Lionel Bart -English composer (b. 1930)

1999- Geoffrey Walsh -Canadian lieutenant (b. 1909)

2000- Terence McKenna -American ethnobotanist and philosopher (b. 1946)

2002- Fad Gadget -English singer (b. 1956)

2003- Michael Kelly (editor)|Michael Kelly -American journalist (b. 1957)

2004- Gabriella Ferri -Italian singer (b. 1942)

2005- Saud Hamoud 'Abid al-Qatini al-'Otaibi -Saudi Arabian terrorist (b. 1971)

2005- Tony Croatto -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Los TNT and Haciendo Punto en Otro Son) (b. 1940)

2005- Jef Eygel -Belgian basketball player (b. 1933)

2005- François Gérin -Canadian politician (b. 1944)

2006- Royce Lint -American baseball player (b. 1921)

2007- Marion Eames -Welsh author (b. 1921)

2007- Terry Hall (ventriloquist)|Terry Hall -English ventriloquist (b. 1927)

2007- Eddie Robinson (American football coach)|Eddie Robinson -American football player and coach (b. 1919)

2007- Nina Wang -Chinese wife of Teddy Wang (b. 1937)

2008- Hrvoje Ćustić -Croatian footballer (b. 1983)

2010- Roland MacLeod -English footballer (b, 1935)

2012- Mingote -Spanish cartoonist and journalist (b. 1919)

2012- Arduino Bertoldo -Italian bishop (b. 1932)

2012- Richard Descoings -French civil servant (b. 1958)

2012- Efraím Basílio Krevey -Ukrainian bishop (b. 1928)

2012- Govind Narain -Indian politician, 8th List of Governors of Karnataka|Governor of Karnataka (b. 1917)

2012- Xenia Stad-de Jong -Dutch sprinter (b. 1922)

2012- Chief Jay Strongbow -American wrestler (b. 1928)

2012- José María Zárraga -Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1930)

2013- Mariví Bilbao -Spanish actress (b. 1930)

2013- Robert Elgie -Canadian neurosurgeon and politician (b. 1929)

2013- George Gladir -American author (b. 1925)

2013- Mazharul Haque -Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1980)

2013- Harry J -Jamaican record producer (b. 1945)

2013- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala -German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1927)

2013- Jean Sincere -American actress (b. 1919)

2013- Dorothy Taubman -American educator (b. 1917)

2014- Régine Deforges -French author, playwright, and director (b. 1935)

2014- Fred Kida -American illustrator (b. 1920)

2014- Jovan Pavlović -Serbian metropolitan (b. 1936)

2014- Paul Salamunovich -American conductor and educator (b. 1927)

2014- Tommy Lynn Sells -American serial killer (b. 1964)

2014- Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith -American guitarist, fiddler, and composer (b. 1921)

2014- Michael Prinz von Preußen -German author (b. 1940)