This Day in History

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

Events History


451- Attila|Attila the Hun -sacks the town of Metz and attacks other cities in Gaul.

529-First draft of the '' Corpus Juris Civilis -' (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I.

611-Maya king Scroll Serpent|Uneh Chan -of Calakmul sacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico.

1141- Empress Matilda -became the first female ruler of England, adopting the title 'Lady of the English'

1348- Charles University in Prague|Charles University -is founded in Prague.

1521- Ferdinand Magellan -arrives at Cebu (island)|Cebu.

1541- Francis Xavier -leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portugal|Portuguese East Indies.

1724-Premiere performance of Johann Sebastian Bach -s ''St John Passion'' Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis|BWV 245 at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig.

1776- John Barry (naval officer)|Captain John Barry -and the {{USS|Lexington|1776|6}} captures the ''Edward''.

1788- American Pioneers to the Northwest Territory -arrive at the confluence of the Ohio River|Ohio and Muskingum River|Muskingum rivers, establishing Marietta, Ohio, as the first permanent American settlement of the new United States in the Northwest Territory, and opening the westward expansion of the new country.

1798-The Mississippi Territory -is organized from disputed territory claimed by both the United States and Spain. It is expanded in 1804 and again in 1812.

1805- Lewis and Clark Expedition -The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.

1827- John Walker (inventor)|John Walker -an English people|English pharmacist|chemist, sells the first match|friction match that he had invented the previous year.

1829- Joseph Smith, Jr. -founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.

1831- D. Pedro I -Emperor of Brazil, resigns. He goes to his native Portugal to become King D. Pedro IV.

1862- American Civil War -Battle of Shiloh ends

1868- Thomas D'Arcy McGee -one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by Irish republicanism|Irish Republicans, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and the only one of a federal politician.

1890-Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal -

1906- Mount Vesuvius -erupts and devastates Naples.

1906-The Algeciras Conference -gives France and Spain control over Morocco.

1908- H. H. Asquith -of the Liberal Party (UK)|Liberal Party takes office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, succeeding Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

1922- Teapot Dome scandal -United States Secretary of the Interior leases Teapot Dome petroleum reserves in Wyoming.

1927-First long-distance public television -broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).

1933- Prohibition -in the United States is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution|XXI amendment.

1939- World War II -Italy invades Albania.

1940- Booker T. Washington -becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.

1943- The Holocaust|Holocaust -In Terebovlia, Ukraine, Germans order 1,100 Jews to undress to their underwear and march through the city of Terebovlia to the nearby village of Plebanivka where they are shot dead and buried in ditches.

1943- Ioannis Rallis -becomes collaborationist Prime Minister of Greece during the Axis occupation of Greece|Axis Occupation.

1945-World War II: The Japanese battleship Yamato|Japanese battleship ''Yamato'' -the largest battleship ever constructed, is sunk by American planes 200 miles north of Okinawa while en route to a suicide mission in Operation Ten-Go.

1945-World War II: Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina|Visoko -is liberated by the 7th, 9th, and 17th Krajina brigades from the Tenth division of Yugoslav Partisan forces.

1946- Syria -s independence from France is officially recognised.

1948-The World Health Organization -is established by the United Nations.

1948-A Buddhism|Buddhist -monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.

1954- President of the United States|President -Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference.

1955- Winston Churchill -resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.

1956- Spain -relinquishes its Spanish Morocco|protectorate in Morocco.

1964- International Business Machines|IBM -announces the IBM System/360|System/360.

1967-Film critic Roger Ebert -published his very first film review in the ''Chicago Sun-Times''.

1969-The Internet -s symbolic birth date: publication of Request for Comments|RFC 1.

1971-President Richard Milhous Nixon|Richard Nixon -announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.

1976-Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse -resigns from the Labour Party (UK)|Labour Party.

1977- Germany|German -Federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.

1978-Development of the neutron bomb -is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.

1980-The United States -severs relations with the Iran|Islamic Republic of Iran.

1983-During STS-6 -astronauts Story Musgrave and Donald H. Peterson|Don Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk.

1985-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev -declares a moratorium on the deployment of middle-range missiles in Europe.

1989- Soviet submarine K-278 Komsomolets|Soviet submarine Komsomolets -sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway killing 42 sailors.

1990- Iran Contra Affair -John Poindexter is found guilty of five charges for his part in the scandal (the conviction is later reversed on appeal).

1990-A fire breaks out on the passenger ferry -M/S Scandinavian Star|M/S ''Scandinavian Star'', killing 158 people.

1992- Republika Srpska -announces its independence.

1994- Rwandan Genocide -Massacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda.

1994-Auburn Calloway attempts to Aircraft hijacking|hijack -FedEx Express Flight 705 and crash it to allow his family to benefit from his life insurance policy. The crew subdues him and lands the aircraft safely.

1995- First Chechen War -Russian paramilitary troops begin a Samashki massacre|massacre of civilians in Samashki, Chechnya.

1999-The World Trade Organization -rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.

2001- Mars Odyssey -is launched.

2003-U.S. troops capture Baghdad -Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.

2009-Former Peruvian -President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.

2009- 2009 Moldova civil unrest|Mass protests -begin across Moldova under the belief that results from the Moldovan parliamentary election, April 2009|parliamentary election are fraudulent.

Famous Birthdays


1506- Francis Xavier -Spanish missionary and saint, co-founded the Society of Jesus (d. 1552)

1539- Tobias Stimmer -Swiss painter and illustrator (d. 1584)

1613- Gerrit Dou -Dutch painter (d. 1675)

1644- François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi -French general (d. 1730)

1648- John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby -English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1721)

1652- Pope Clement XII -(d. 1740)

1713- Nicola Sala -Italian composer and theorist (d. 1801)

1718- Hugh Blair -Scottish minister and author (d. 1800)

1727- Michel Adanson -French botanist (d. 1806)

1763- Domenico Dragonetti -Italian bassist and composer (d. 1846)

1770- William Wordsworth -English poet (d. 1850)

1772- Charles Fourier -French philosopher (d. 1837)

1780- William Ellery Channing -American preacher and theologian (d. 1842)

1803- James Curtiss -American politician, 11th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1859)

1803- Flora Tristan -French author (d. 1844)

1848- Randall Davidson -Scottish archbishop (d. 1930)

1853- Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany -(d. 1884)

1859- Walter Camp -American football player and coach (d. 1925)

1860- Will Keith Kellogg -American businessman, founded the Kellogg Company (d. 1951)

1867- Holger Pedersen (linguist)|Holger Pedersen -Danish linguist (d. 1953)

1870- Gustav Landauer -German activist (d. 1919)

1871- Epifanio de los Santos -Filipino jurist, historian, and scholar (d. 1927)

1873- John McGraw -American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)

1876- Fay Moulton -American sprinter, football player, coach, and lawyer (d. 1945)

1882- Kurt von Schleicher -German general and politician, 23rd Chancellor of Germany (d. 1934)

1883- Gino Severini -Italian painter (d. 1966)

1884- Clement Smoot -American golfer (d. 1963)

1886- Ed Lafitte -American baseball player (d. 1971)

1887- Joseph Stadler -American jumper (d. 1950)

1889- Gabriela Mistral -Chilean poet and educator, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)

1890- Paul Berth -Danish footballer (d. 1969)

1890- Marjory Stoneman Douglas -American journalist and activist (d. 1998)

1891- Ole Kirk Christiansen -Danish businessman, founded the Lego Group (d. 1958)

1893- Allen Dulles -American lawyer and diplomat, 5th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1969)

1895- Margarete Schön -German actress (d. 1985)

1896- Frits Peutz -Dutch architect, designed the Glaspaleis (d. 1974)

1897- Erich Löwenhardt -Polish-German pilot (d. 1918)

1897- Walter Winchell -American journalist and broadcaster (d. 1972)

1899- Robert Casadesus -French pianist and composer (d. 1972)

1902- Eduard Ellman-Eelma -Estonian footballer (d. 1941)

1903- M. Balasundaram -Ceylon Tamil politician (d. 1965)

1903- Edwin T. Layton -American admiral (d. 1984)

1908- Percy Faith -Canadian composer, conductor, and bandleader (d. 1976)

1909- Robert Charroux -French author (d. 1978)

1911- Hervé Bazin -French author (d. 1996)

1913- Louise Currie -American actress (d. 2013)

1913- Charles Vanik -American politician (d. 2007)

1914- Ralph Flanagan -American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1995)

1915- Stanley Adams (actor)|Stanley Adams -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1977)

1915- Billie Holiday -American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1959)

1915- Henry Kuttner -American author (d. 1958)

1916- Anthony Caruso (actor)|Anthony Caruso -American actor (d. 2003)

1917- R. G. Armstrong -American actor and playwright (d. 2012)

1918- Bobby Doerr -American baseball player and coach

1919- Roger Lemelin -Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 1992)

1919- Edoardo Mangiarotti -Italian fencer (d. 2012)

1920- Ravi Shankar -Indian-American sitar player and composer (d. 2012)

1922- Mongo Santamaría -Cuban-American drummer (d. 2003)

1924- Johannes Mario Simmel -Austrian-English author and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1925- Chaturanan Mishra -Indian politician (d. 2011)

1925- Jan van Roessel -Dutch footballer (d. 2011)

1926- Prem Nazir -Indian actor (d. 1989)

1927- Babatunde Olatunji -Nigerian-American drummer, educator, and activist (d. 2003)

1928- James Garner -American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2014)

1928- Alan J. Pakula -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1928- James White (author)|James White -Irish author (d. 1999)

1929- Bob Denard -French soldier (d. 2007)

1929- Joe Gallo -American gangster (d. 1972)

1930- Jane Priestman -English interior designer

1930- Yves Rocher -French businessman, founded the Yves Rocher (company)|Yves Rocher Company (d. 2009)

1930- Andrew Sachs -German-English actor

1931- Donald Barthelme -American journalist and author (d. 1989)

1931- Daniel Ellsberg -American theorist and author

1932- Cal Smith -American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)

1933- Wayne Rogers -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1934- Ian Richardson -Scottish actor (d. 2007)

1935- Bobby Bare -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1935- Hodding Carter III -American journalist and politician

1937- Cynthia Lynn -Latvian-American actress (d. 2014)

1938- Jerry Brown -American politician, 34th Governor of California

1938- Spencer Dryden -American drummer (Jefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Dinosaurs, and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy) (d. 2005)

1938- Freddie Hubbard -American trumpet player and composer (d. 2008)

1938- Iris Johansen -American author

1939- Francis Ford Coppola -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1939- David Frost -English journalist and game show host (d. 2013)

1939- Gary Kellgren -American record producer, co-founded Record Plant (d. 1977)

1939- Brett Whiteley -Australian avant-garde artist (d. 1992)

1939- Vaçe Zela -Albanian-Swiss singer and guitarist (d. 2014)

1940- Marju Lauristin -Estonian politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Social Affairs

1941- James Di Pasquale -American composer

1941- Peter Fluck -English puppet maker and illustrator

1941- Cornelia Frances -English-Australian actress

1941- Gorden Kaye -English actor

1941- Tord Magnuson -Swedish businessman

1941- Danny Wells -Canadian-American actor (d. 2013)

1942- Jeetendra -Indian actor and producer

1942- Nam Gi-nam -South Korean director and screenwriter

1943- Mick Abrahams -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jethro Tull (band)|Jethro Tull and Blodwyn Pig)

1943- Dennis Amiss -English cricketer

1944- Julia Phillips -American film producer and author (d. 2002)

1944- Gerhard Schröder -German politician, 7th List of Chancellors of Germany|Chancellor of Germany

1944- Bill Stoneman -American baseball player and manager

1945- Megas -Icelandic singer-songwriter

1945- Gerry Cottle -English circus owner

1945- Martyn Lewis -Welsh journalist

1945- Joël Robuchon -French chef and author

1945- Werner Schroeter -German director and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1945- Hans van Hemert -Dutch songwriter and producer

1946- Zaid Abdul-Aziz -American basketball player

1946- Colette Besson -French runner (d. 2005)

1946- Herménégilde Chiasson -Canadian politician, 29th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick

1946- Stan Winston -American special effects artist and makeup artist (d. 2008)

1946- Danny Goldman -American actor and casting director

1947- Patricia Bennett -American singer (The Chiffons)

1947- Florian Schneider -German singer and drummer (Kraftwerk and Organisation (band)|Organisation)

1947- Eliseo Soriano -Filipino minister

1947- Michèle Torr -French singer and author

1948- Carol Douglas -American singer

1949- Luca Cumani -Italian horse trainer

1949- Mitch Daniels -American academic and politician, 49th Governor of Indiana

1949- John Oates -American singer-songwriter guitarist, and producer (Hall & Oates)

1950- Brian J. Doyle -American press secretary

1951- Janis Ian -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1952- Clarke Peters -American actor and singer

1952- Gilles Valiquette -Canadian actor, singer, and producer

1954- Jackie Chan -Hong Kong actor, martial artist, director, producer, and screenwriter

1954- Tony Dorsett -American football player

1955- Gregg Jarrett -American lawyer and journalist

1955- Werner Stocker (actor)|Werner Stocker -German actor (d. 1993)

1956- Annika Billström -Swedish politician, 16th List of mayors of Stockholm|Mayor of Stockholm

1956- Christopher Darden -American lawyer

1957- Kim Kap-soo -South Korean actor

1958- Brian Haner -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1958- Hindrek Kesler -Estonian architect

1960- Buster Douglas -American boxer

1960- Sandy Powell (costume designer)|Sandy Powell -English costume designer

1961- Thurl Bailey -American basketball player and actor

1961- Pascal Olmeta -French footballer

1961- Brigitte van der Burg -Tanzanian-Dutch geographer and politician

1962- Jon Cruddas -English politician

1962- Andrew Hampsten -American cyclist

1962- Hugh O'Connor -Italian-American actor (d. 1995)

1963- Jaime de Marichalar -Spanish husband of Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo

1963- Nick Herbert -English politician, Minister for Policing

1963- Paul Michael Robinson -American model, actor, and photographer

1964- Jace Alexander -American actor and director

1964- Russell Crowe -New Zealand-Australian actor, singer, and producer (30 Odd Foot of Grunts)

1964- Steve Graves -Canadian ice hockey player

1965- Bill Bellamy -American comedian and actor

1965- Nenad Vučinić -Serbian-New Zealand basketball player and coach

1965- Alison Lapper -English painter and photographer

1966- Gary Wilkinson -English snooker player

1967- Artemis Gounaki -Greek-German singer-songwriter

1967- Simone Schilder -Dutch tennis player

1968- Duncan Armstrong -Australian swimmer

1968- Jennifer Lynch -American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Ricky Watters -American football player

1970- Leif Ove Andsnes -Norwegian pianist

1971- Guillaume Depardieu -French actor (d. 2008)

1971- Victor Kraatz -German-Canadian figure skater

1971- Jennifer Schwalbach Smith -American journalist and actress

1973- Marco Delvecchio -Italian footballer

1973- Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert -Dutch politician, List of Ministers of Defence of the Netherlands|Dutch Minister of Defence

1973- Carole Montillet -French skier

1973- Ève Salvail -Canadian model and actress

1973- Brett Tomko -American baseball player

1974- Nathan Baesel -American actor

1974- Tygo Gernandt -Dutch actor

1975- Karin Dreijer Andersson -Swedish singer-songwriter and producer (The Knife and Honey Is Cool)

1975- Ronde Barber -American football player

1975- Tiki Barber -American football player and journalist

1975- Ronnie Belliard -American baseball player

1975- John Cooper (musician)|John Cooper -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Skillet (band)|Skillet)

1975- Jeremy Taggart -Canadian drummer and songwriter (Our Lady Peace)

1976- Kevin Alejandro -American actor

1976- Jessica Lee -English politician

1976- Barbara Jane Reams -American actress

1978- Jo Appleby -English soprano (Amici Forever)

1978- Duncan James -English singer-songwriter and actor (Blue (English band)|Blue)

1978- Lilia Osterloh -American tennis player

1979- Adrián Beltré -Dominican-American baseball player

1979- Patrick Crayton -American football player

1979- Pascal Dupuis -Canadian ice hockey player

1979- Robert Jozinović -Australian actor

1979- Anika Knudsen -American model

1979- Danny Sandoval -Venezuelan-American baseball player

1979- Zbych Trofimiuk -Polish-Australian actor

1980- Ourasi -French race horse (d. 2013)

1980- Dragan Bogavac -Montenegrin footballer

1980- David Otunga -American wrestler, actor, and lawyer

1981- Sharka Blue -Czech porn actress

1981- Alex Lanipekun -English actor

1981- Vanessa Olivarez -American singer-songwriter, and actress

1981- Suzann Pettersen -Norwegian golfer

1981- Kelli Young -English singer (Liberty X)

1982- Silvana Arias -Peruvian actress

1982- Sonjay Dutt -American wrestler

1982- Soledad Fandiño -Argentinian actress

1983- Kyle Labine -Canadian actor

1983- Rhandzu Mthombeni -South African sportscaster

1983- Franck Ribéry -French footballer

1983- Jon Stead -English footballer

1983- Jakub Smrž -Czech motorcycle rider

1983- Janar Talts -Estonian basketball player

1984- Norman D. Golden II -American actor

1985- KC Concepcion -Filipino actress and singer

1985- Ariela Massotti -Brazilian actress

1986- Brooke Brodack -American comedian

1987- Martín Cáceres -Uruguayan footballer

1987- Jack Duarte -Mexican actor, singer, and guitarist (Eme 15)

1987- Jaimee Kaire-Gataulu -New Zealand actress

1987- Jack Johnson (actor)|Jack Johnson -American actor

1987- Alexis Love -American porn actress and model

1987- April O'Neil (pornographic actress)|April O'Neil -American porn actress

1987- Eelco Sintnicolaas -Dutch decathlete

1988- Antonio Piccolo -Italian footballer

1988- Ed Speleers -English actor and producer

1988- Sarah Walker (Australian actress)|Sarah Walker -Australian actress

1989- Alexa Demara -American model and actress

1989- Franco Di Santo -Argentinian footballer

1990- Anna Bogomazova -Russian-American kick-boxer and wrestler

1990- Sorana Cîrstea -Romanian tennis player

1990- Trent Cotchin -Australian footballer

1991- Tom Hill (Australian footballer)|Tom Hill -Australian footballer

1991- Luka Milivojević -Serbian footballer

1992- Andreea Acatrinei -Romanian gymnast

1992- Alexis Jordan -American singer and actress

1992- Guilherme Negueba -Brazilian footballer

1993- Irina Shtork -Estonian ice dancer

1994- Johanna Allik -Estonian figure skater

1997- Rafaela Gómez -Ecuadorian tennis player

History of Deaths


924- Berengar I of Italy -(b. 845)

1498- Charles VIII of France -(b. 1470)

1614- El Greco -Greek painter and sculptor (b. 1541)

1638- Shimazu Tadatsune -Japanese daimyo (b. 1576)

1651- Lennart Torstensson -Swedish field marshal and engineer (b. 1603)

1658- Juan Eusebio Nieremberg -Spanish mystic (b. 1595)

1661- Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet -English commander and politician (b. 1604)

1663- Francis Cooke -Dutch-American settler (b. 1583)

1668- William Davenant -English poet and playwright (b. 1606)

1719- Jean-Baptiste de La Salle -French priest and saint, founded the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (b. 1651)

1739- Dick Turpin -English criminal (b. 1705)

1747- Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau -(b. 1676)

1761- Thomas Bayes -English minister and mathematician (b. 1701)

1766- Tiberius Hemsterhuis -Dutch philologist and critic (b. 1685)

1767- Franz Sparry -Austrian composer (b. 1715)

1782- Taksin -Thai king (b. 1734)

1789- Abdul Hamid I -Ottoman sultan (b. 1725)

1789- Petrus Camper -Dutch physician, anatomist, and physiologist (b. 1722)

1801- Noël François de Wailly -French lexicographer (b. 1724)

1804- Toussaint Louverture -Haitian general (b. 1743)

1811- Garsevan Chavchavadze -Georgian diplomat and politician (b. 1757)

1823- Jacques Charles -French physicist and mathematician (b. 1746)

1833- Antoni Radziwiłł -Lithuanian politician (b. 1775)

1836- William Godwin -English journalist and author (b. 1756)

1849- Pedro Ignacio de Castro Barros -Argentinian priest and politician (b. 1777)

1850- William Lisle Bowles -English poet and critic (b. 1762)

1858- Anton Diabelli -Austrian composer (b. 1781)

1868- Thomas D'Arcy McGee -Irish-Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1825)

1885- Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold -German physiologist (b. 1804)

1889- Youssef Karam -Lebanese soldier (b. 1823)

1891- P. T. Barnum -American businessman, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (b. 1810)

1917- Spyridon Samaras -Greek composer (b. 1861)

1918- David Kolehmainen -Finnish wrestler (b. 1885)

1920- Karl Binding -German jurist (b. 1841)

1928- Alexander Bogdanov -Russian physician, philosopher, and author (b. 1873)

1932- Grigore Constantinescu -Romanian priest and journalist (b. 1875)

1939- Joseph Lyons -Australian politician, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1879)

1943- Jovan Dučić -Serbian-American poet (b. 1871)

1943- Alexandre Millerand -French politician, 12th President of France (b. 1859)

1944- Johann Gruber -Austrian Roman Catholic priest known as the "Saint of Gusen", murdered at Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp (b. 1889)

1947- Henry Ford -American businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company (b. 1863)

1949- John Gourlay -Canadian soccer player (b. 1872)

1950- Walter Huston -Canadian-American actor (b. 1884)

1955- Theda Bara -American actress (b. 1885)

1960- Henri Guisan -Swiss general (b. 1874)

1965- Roger Leger -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1919)

1968- Jim Clark -Scottish race car driver (b. 1936)

1972- Joe Gallo -American gangster (b. 1929)

1972- Abeid Karume -Tanzanian politician, 1st President of Zanzibar (b. 1905)

1980- Maria Michi -Italian actress (b. 1921)

1981- Rajendra Coomaraswamy -Sri Lankan civil servant and diplomat (b. 1915)

1981- Kit Lambert -English record producer and manager (b. 1935)

1981- Norman Taurog -American director and screenwriter (b. 1899)

1982- Brenda Benet -American actress (b. 1945)

1982- Harald Ertl -Austrian race car driver and journalist (b. 1948)

1984- Frank Church -American lawyer and politician (b. 1924)

1985- Carl Schmitt -German jurist, philosopher, and theorist (b. 1888)

1990- Ronald Evans (astronaut)|Ronald Evans -American captain, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1933)

1992- Ace Bailey -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1903)

1992- Antonis Tritsis -Greek politician, 71st List of mayors of Athens|Mayor of Athens (b. 1937)

1994- Lee Brilleaux -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dr. Feelgood (band)|Dr. Feelgood) (b. 1952)

1994- Albert Guðmundsson -Icelandic footballer and politician (b. 1923)

1994- Golo Mann -German historian (b. 1909)

1994- Agathe Uwilingiyimana -Rwandan politician, Prime Minister of Rwanda (b. 1953)

1997- Luis Aloma -Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1923)

1997- Georgy Shonin -Ukrainian-Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1935)

1998- Alex Schomburg -Puerto Rican-American painter (b. 1905)

1999- Heinz Lehmann -German-Canadian psychiatrist (b. 1911)

2000- Broery -Indonesian singer (b. 1944)

2001- David Graf -American actor (b. 1950)

2001- Beatrice Straight -American actress (b. 1914)

2002- John Agar -American actor (b. 1921)

2003- Cecile de Brunhoff -French author (b. 1903)

2003- David Greene (director)|David Greene -English-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

2004- Victor Argo -American actor (b. 1934)

2004- Konstantinos Kallias -Greek politician (b. 1901)

2005- Cliff Allison -English race car driver (b. 1932)

2005- Grigoris Bithikotsis -Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1922)

2005- Bob Kennedy -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1920)

2007- Johnny Hart -American illustrator (b. 1931)

2007- Barry Nelson -American actor (b. 1917)

2008- Ludu Daw Amar -Burmese journalist and author (b. 1915)

2008- Mark Speight -English television host (b. 1965)

2009- Dave Arneson -American game designer, co-created ''Dungeons & Dragons'' (b. 1947)

2011- Pierre Gauvreau -Canadian painter (b. 1922)

2012- Steven Kanumba -Tanzanian actor and director (b. 1984)

2012- Satsue Mito -Japanese zoologist and educator (b. 1914)

2012- Ignatius Moses I Daoud -Syrian cardinal (b. 1930)

2012- David E. Pergrin -American colonel and engineer (b. 1917)

2012- Bashir Ahmed Qureshi -Pakistani politician (b. 1959)

2012- Miss Read -English author (b. 1913)

2012- Mike Wallace -American journalist, actor, and game show host (b. 1918)

2013- Marty Blake -American businessman (b. 1927)

2013- Les Blank -American director and producer (b. 1935)

2013- Andy Johns -English-American record producer (b. 1950)

2013- Lilly Pulitzer -American fashion designer (b. 1931)

2013- Irma Ravinale -Italian composer and educator (b. 1937)

2013- Mickey Rose -American screenwriter (b. 1935)

2013- Carl Williams (boxer)|Carl Williams -American boxer (b. 1959)

2014- George Dureau -American painter and photographer (b. 1930)

2014- Peaches Geldof -English model and television host (b. 1989)

2014- James Alexander Green -American-English mathematician and academic (b. 1926)

2014- V. K. Murthy -Indian cinematographer (b. 1923)

2014- Zeituni Onyango -Kenyan-American computer programmer (b. 1952)

2014- John Shirley-Quirk -English opera singer (b. 1931)

2014- George Shuffler -American guitarist (The Bailey Brothers and the Happy Valley Boys) (b. 1925)

2014- Josep Maria Subirachs -Spanish sculptor and painter (b. 1927)

2014- Royce Waltman -American basketball player and coach (b. 1942)