This Day in History

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

Events History


217- Roman Emperor -Caracalla is assassinated. He is succeeded by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.

632-King Charibert II -is assassinated at Blaye (Gironde)—possibly on orders of his half-brother Dagobert I—along with his infant son Chilperic of Aquitaine|Chilperic. He claims Aquitaine and Gascony, becoming the most powerful Merovingian dynasty|Merovingian king in the West.

876-The Battle of Dayr al-'Aqul -saves Baghdad from the Saffarids.

1093-The new Winchester Cathedral -is dedicated by Walkelin.

1139- Roger II of Sicily -is excommunicated.

1149- Pope Eugene III -takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.

1232- Mongol conquest of the Jin Dynasty|Mongol–Jin War -The Mongol Empire|Mongols begin their Mongol siege of Kaifeng|siege on Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin Dynasty (1115–1234)|Jin Dynasty.

1271-In Syria -sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.

1730- Shearith Israel -the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated.

1740- War of Jenkins' Ear -Three Kingdom of Great Britain|British ships Action of 8 April 1740|capture the Spain|Spanish third-rate {{HMS|Princess|1740|6}}.

1808-The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore|Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore -is promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York|New York, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia|Philadelphia, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston|Boston, and Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville|Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.

1820-The Venus de Milo -is discovered on the Aegean Sea|Aegean island of Melos.

1832- Black Hawk War -Around three-hundred United States 6th Infantry troops leave St. Louis, Missouri to fight the Sauk people|Sauk Native Americans in the United States|Native Americans.

1864- American Civil War -Battle of Mansfield

1866- Italy -and Prussia Austro-Prussian War|ally against the Austrian Empire.

1886- William Ewart Gladstone -introduces the first Irish Government Bill 1886|Irish Home Rule Bill into the House of Commons of the United Kingdom|British House of Commons.

1895-In Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. -the Supreme Court of the United States declares unapportioned income tax to be Constitutionality|unconstitutional.

1904-The French Third Republic -and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland sign the ''Entente cordiale''.

1904- United Kingdom|British -mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of ''The Book of the Law''.

1904- Longacre Square -in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after ''The New York Times''.

1906- Auguste Deter -the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, dies.

1908- Harvard University -votes to establish the Harvard Business School.

1911- Dutch people|Dutch -physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovers superconductivity.

1913-The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution -requiring direct election of United States Senate|Senators, becomes law.

1916-In Corona, California -race car driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three, and badly injuring five, spectators.

1918- World War I -Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City's financial district.

1924- Sharia -courts are abolished in Turkey, as part of Atatürk's Reforms.

1929- Indian Independence Movement -At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.

1935-The Works Progress Administration -is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law.

1942- World War II -Siege of Leningrad

1942-World War II: The Empire of Japan|Japanese -take Bataan in the Philippines.

1943- President of the United States|U.S. President -Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases by common carriers and public utilities.

1945-World War II: After an air raid accidentally destroys a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp -internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors are Celler Hasenjagd|massacred by Nazis.

1946- Électricité de France -the world's largest utility company, is formed as a result of the nationalisation of a number of electricity producers, transporters and distributors.

1950- India -and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact.

1952-U.S. President Harry Truman -calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills to prevent a nationwide Strike action|strike.

1953- Mau Mau -leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by Kenya's United Kingdom|British rulers.

1954-A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair T-6 Texan|Harvard -collides with a Trans-Canada Airlines Canadair North Star over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.

1954- South African Airways Flight 201 -A De Havilland Comet|de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 crashes into the sea during night killing 21 people.

1959-A team of computer manufacturers, users, and university people led by Grace Hopper -meets to discuss the creation of a new programming language that would be called COBOL.

1959-The Organization of American States -drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.

1960-The Netherlands -and West Germany sign an agreement to negotiate the return of Dutch annexation of German territory after World War II|German land annexed by the Dutch in return for 280 million German marks as Wiedergutmachung.

1961-A large explosion on board the {{MV|Dara}} in the Persian Gulf -kills 238.

1964- Gemini 1 -(unamanned test flight) launched.

1968- BOAC Flight 712 -catches fire shortly after take off. As a result of her actions in the accident, Barbara Jane Harrison is awarded a posthumous George Cross, the only GC awarded to a woman in peacetime.

1970- Bahr el-Baqar incident -Israeli bombers strike an Egyptian school. 46 children are killed.

1974-At Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium -Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 39-year-old record.

1975- Frank Robinson -manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as major league baseball's first African American manager.

1987- Los Angeles Dodgers -executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over Racism|racially charged remarks he had made while on ''Nightline (US news program)|Nightline''.

1992-Retired tennis -great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.

1993-The Republic of Macedonia -joins the United Nations.

1999- Haryana Gana Parishad -a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.

2004- Darfur conflict -The April 8 Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement|Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.

2005-Over four million people attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II -

2006- Shedden massacre -The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.

2008-The construction of the Bahrain World Trade Center|world's first building to integrate wind turbines -is completed in Bahrain.

Famous Birthdays


1320- Peter I of Portugal -(d. 1367)

1533- Claudio Merulo -Italian organist and composer (d. 1604)

1541- Michele Mercati -Italian physician (d. 1593)

1605- Philip IV of Spain -(d. 1665)

1641- Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney -French-English general and politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (d. 1704)

1692- Giuseppe Tartini -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1770)

1726- Lewis Morris -American judge and politician (d. 1798)

1732- David Rittenhouse -American astronomer and mathematician (d. 1796)

1761- William Joseph Chaminade -French priest, founded the Society of Mary (Marianists)|Society of Mary (d. 1850)

1770- John Thomas Campbell -Irish-Australian politician (d. 1830)

1798- Dionysios Solomos -Greek poet (d. 1857)

1818- Christian IX of Denmark -(d. 1906)

1818- August Wilhelm von Hofmann -German chemist (d. 1892)

1826- Pancha Carrasco -Costa Rican soldier (d. 1890)

1827- Ramón Emeterio Betances -Puerto Rican ophthalmologist and politician (d. 1898)

1842- Elizabeth Bacon Custer -American author (d. 1933)

1859- Edmund Husserl -Austrian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1938)

1864- Carlos Deltour -French rower (d. 1920)

1869- Harvey Williams Cushing -American surgeon (d. 1939)

1870- John Paine (sport shooter)|John Paine -American target shooter (d. 1951)

1871- Clarence Hudson White -American photographer (d. 1925)

1874- Manuel Díaz (fencer)|Manuel Díaz -Cuban fencer (d. 1929)

1874- Stanisław Taczak -Polish general (d. 1960)

1875- Albert I of Belgium -(d. 1934)

1883- R. P. Keigwin -English cricketer and academic (d. 1972)

1883- Julius Seljamaa -Estonian journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (d. 1936)

1885- Dimitrios Levidis -Greek-French composer (d. 1951)

1886- Margaret Ayer Barnes -American author and playwright (d. 1967)

1888- Dennis Chavez -American politician (d. 1964)

1889- Adrian Boult -English conductor (d. 1983)

1892- Richard Neutra -Austrian-American architect, designed the Los Angeles County Hall of Records (d. 1970)

1892- Mary Pickford -Canadian-American actress, co-founded United Artists (d. 1979)

1896- Yip Harburg -American composer (d. 1981)

1902- Andrew Irvine (mountaineer)|Andrew Irvine -English mountaineer (d. 1924)

1902- Maria Maksakova, Sr. -Russian soprano (d. 1974)

1904- John Hicks -English economist, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)

1904- Hirsch Jacobs -American horse trainer (d. 1970)

1905- Helen Joseph -English-South African activist (d. 1992)

1905- Erwin Keller -German field hockey player (d. 1971)

1906- Raoul Jobin -Canadian tenor (d. 1974)

1908- Hugo Fregonese -Argentinian director and screenwriter (d. 1987)

1909- John Fante -American author (d. 1983)

1910- George Musso -American football player (d. 2000)

1911- Melvin Calvin -American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)

1911- Emil Cioran -Romanian philosopher (d. 1995)

1912- Alois Brunner -Austrian-German SS officer

1912- Sonja Henie -Norwegian figure skater and actress (d. 1969)

1914- María Félix -Mexican actress (d. 2002)

1917- Hubertus Ernst -Dutch bishop

1917- Grigori Kuzmin -Russian-Estonian astronomer (d. 1988)

1918- Betty Ford -American wife of Gerald R. Ford, 40th First Lady of the United States (d. 2011)

1918- Glendon Swarthout -American author (d. 1992)

1919- Ian Smith -Zimbabwean politician, 1st Prime Minister of Rhodesia (d. 2007)

1920- Carmen McRae -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress (d. 1994)

1921- Franco Corelli -Italian tenor (d. 2003)

1921- Jan Novák (composer)|Jan Novák -Czech composer (d. 1984)

1921- Herman van Raalte -Dutch footballer (d. 2013)

1923- George Fisher (cartoonist)|George Fisher -American cartoonist (d. 2003)

1923- Edward Mulhare -Irish-American actor (d. 1997)

1924- Frédéric Back -German-Canadian animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1924- Anthony Farrar-Hockley -English general and historian (d. 2006)

1926- Henry N. Cobb -American architect, co-founded Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

1926- Shecky Greene -American actor

1926- Shirley Mills -American actress (d. 2010)

1926- Jürgen Moltmann -German theologian and academic

1927- Tilly Armstrong -English author (d. 2010)

1927- Ollie Mitchell -American trumpet player (The Wrecking Crew (music)|The Wrecking Crew) (d. 2013)

1928- Leah Rabin -German-Israeli wife of Yitzhak Rabin (d. 2000)

1928- Monty Sunshine -English clarinet player (d. 2010)

1929- Walter Berry (bass-baritone)|Walter Berry -Austrian opera singer (d. 2000)

1929- Jacques Brel -Belgian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1978)

1929- Renzo De Felice -Italian historian (d. 1996)

1930- Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma -(d. 2010)

1931- John Gavin -American actor and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Mexico

1932- Iskandar of Johor -(d. 2010)

1933- Fred Ebb -American composer (d. 2004)

1934- Kisho Kurokawa -Japanese architect, designed the Nakagin Capsule Tower and Singapore Flyer (d. 2007)

1935- Oscar Zeta Acosta -American lawyer and politician (d. 1974)

1935- Albert Bustamante -American politician

1937- Seymour Hersh -American journalist and author

1938- Kofi Annan -Ghanaian diplomat, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations

1938- John Hamm -Canadian physician and politician, 25th Premier of Nova Scotia

1939- Manolis Angelopoulos -Greek singer (d. 1989)

1939- John Arbuthnott (microbiologist)|John Arbuthnott -Scottish microbiologist and academic

1939- Mary Leona Gage -American model and actress, Miss USA 1957 (d. 2010)

1939- Trina Schart Hyman -American author and illustrator (d. 2004)

1940- John Havlicek -American basketball player

1941- Darlene Gillespie -Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer

1941- Vivienne Westwood -English fashion designer

1942- Roger Chapman -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Family (band)|Family and Streetwalkers)

1942- Douglas Trumbull -American director, producer, and special effects artist

1943- Tony Banks, Baron Stratford -Irish politician (d. 2006)

1943- Michael Bennett -American dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)

1943- Miller Farr -American football player

1943- James Herbert -English author and illustrator (d. 2013)

1943- Jack O'Halloran -American boxer and actor

1943- Chris Orr -English painter and illustrator

1944- Hywel Bennett -Welsh actor

1944- Odd Nerdrum -Norwegian painter

1944- Deke Richards -American songwriter and producer (d. 2013)

1944- Joey D. Vieira -American actor

1945- Derrick Walker -Scottish businessman

1946- Catfish Hunter -American baseball player (d. 1999)

1946- Stuart Pankin -American actor

1946- Tim Thomerson -American actor

1947- Tom DeLay -American politician

1947- Steve Howe (guitarist)|Steve Howe -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Yes (band)|Yes, Asia, Tomorrow (band)|Tomorrow, GTR (band)|GTR, and Bodast)

1947- Robert Kiyosaki -American businessman, co-founded Cashflow Technologies

1947- Pascal Lamy -French businessman and politician

1947- Larry Norman -American singer-songwriter, and producer (People!) (d. 2008)

1948- Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone -Scottish academic and politician

1949- K. C. Kamalasabayson -Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 39th Attorney General of Sri Lanka (d. 2007)

1949- John Madden (director)|John Madden -English director and producer

1949- Joe Royle -English footballer and manager

1949- Brenda Russell -American-Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player

1949- John Scott (sociologist)|John Scott -British sociologist

1950- Grzegorz Lato -Polish footballer and coach

1951- Gerd Andres -German politician

1951- Geir Haarde -Icelandic politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Iceland

1951- Mel Schacher -American bass player (Question Mark & the Mysterians and Grand Funk Railroad)

1954- Lalla Amina of Morocco -(d. 2012)

1954- Gary Carter -American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)

1954- G. V. Loganathan -Indian-American engineer and educator (d. 2007)

1955- Ricky Bell (running back)|Ricky Bell -American football player (d. 1984)

1955- Gerrie Coetzee -South African boxer

1955- Kane Hodder -American actor and stuntman

1955- Ron Johnson (U.S. politician)|Ron Johnson -American politician

1955- Barbara Kingsolver -American author and poet

1955- David Wu -Taiwanese-American lawyer and politician

1956- Christine Boisson -French actress

1956- Roman Dragoun -Czech singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Progres 2)

1956- Jim Piddock -English actor, screenwriter, and producer

1956- Justin Sullivan -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (New Model Army (band)|New Model Army)

1957- Anthony Michaels-Moore -English opera singer

1957- Fred Smerlas -American football player

1958- Detlef Bruckhoff -German footballer

1958- Maarten Ducrot -Dutch cyclist and journalist

1960- Daniël Dekker -Dutch radio host

1960- John Schneider (screen actor)|John Schneider -American actor, singer, director, and producer

1961- Élise Guilbault -Canadian actress

1961- Richard Hatch (Survivor contestant)|Richard Hatch -American reality contestant, winner of ''Survivor: Borneo''

1961- Brian McDermott (footballer)|Brian McDermott -English footballer and manager

1962- Evan Davis -English journalist and economist

1962- Paddy Lowe -English engineer

1962- Izzy Stradlin -American guitarist and songwriter (Guns N' Roses and Hollywood Rose)

1963- Julian Lennon -English singer-songwriter, actor, and photographer

1963- Terry Porter -American basketball player and coach

1963- Donita Sparks -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (L7 (band)|L7)

1963- Alec Stewart -English cricketer

1963- Seth Tobias -American businessman (d. 2007)

1964- Biz Markie -American rapper, producer, and actor (Juice Crew)

1964- John McGinlay -Scottish footballer and manager

1965- Steven Blaney -Canadian politician

1965- Michael Jones (rugby union)|Michael Jones -New Zealand rugby player and coach

1966- Mazinho -Brazilian footballer, coach, and manager

1966- Iveta Bartošová -Czech singer and actress (d. 2014)

1966- Mark Blundell -English race car driver

1966- Charlotte Dawson -New Zealand-Australian television host (d. 2014)

1966- Dalton Grant -English high jumper

1966- Bobby Ologun -Nigerian-Japanese mixed martial artist

1966- Harri Rovanperä -Finnish race car driver

1966- Evripidis Stylianidis -Greek politician

1966- Robin Wright -American actress

1967- Arwyn Davies -Welsh actor

1968- Patricia Arquette -American actress and director

1968- Patricia Girard -French runner and hurdler

1968- Tracy Grammer -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer)

1972- Paul Gray (American musician)|Paul Gray -American bass player and songwriter (Slipknot (band)|Slipknot and Unida) (d. 2010)

1972- Sergei Magnitsky -Russian accountant (d. 2009)

1972- Sung Kang -American actor

1973- Khaled Badra -Tunisian footballer

1973- Emma Caulfield -American actress

1973- Alex Gonzalez (shortstop, born 1973)|Alex Gonzalez -American baseball player and manager

1974- Holger Hott -Norwegian orienteering competitor

1974- Nnedi Okorafor -Nigerian-American author and educator

1974- Chino XL -American rapper and actor

1975- Anouk (singer)|Anouk -Dutch singer

1975- Francesco Flachi -Italian footballer

1975- Timo Pérez -Dominican-American baseball player

1977- Mehran Ghassemi -Iranian journalist (d. 2008)

1977- Mark Spencer (computer engineer)|Mark Spencer -American computer programmer

1978- Ana de la Reguera -Mexican actress

1978- Bernt Haas -Austrian-Swiss footballer

1978- Rachel Roberts (model)|Rachel Roberts -Canadian model and actress

1978- Jocelyn Robichaud -Canadian tennis player and coach

1979- Raven (drag queen)|Raven -American drag queen performer

1979- Jeremy Guthrie -American baseball player

1979- Tom Kurzanski -American illustrator

1979- Alexi Laiho -Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Impaled Nazarene, and Kylähullut)

1979- Pablo Portillo -Mexican singer and actor (MDO (band)|MDO)

1980- Ben Freeman -English actor

1980- Manuel Ortega (singer)|Manuel Ortega -Austrian singer

1980- Katee Sackhoff -American actress

1980- Justin Smith (American actor)|Justin Smith -American actor

1981- Frédérick Bousquet -French swimmer

1981- Brian Burres -American baseball player

1981- Taylor Kitsch -Canadian model and actor

1981- Ofer Shechter -Israeli actor

1981- Lito Sheppard -American football player

1982- Adrian Bellani -American actor

1982- Keegan DeWitt -American singer-songwriter and actor (Wild Cub)

1983- Allu Arjun -Indian actor

1983- Natalia (Greek singer)|Natalia -Greek singer

1983- Eric Patterson -American baseball player

1984- Ezra Koenig -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Vampire Weekend and Dirty Projectors)

1984- Júlia Liptáková -Czech model

1984- Taran Noah Smith -American actor

1984- Kirsten Storms -American actress

1985- Patrick Schliwa -German rugby player

1986- Igor Akinfeev -Russian footballer

1986- Félix Hernández -Venezuelan-American baseball player

1986- Bridget Kelly -American singer-songwriter

1986- Osvaldo Martínez -Paraguayan footballer

1986- Erika Sawajiri -Japanese actress and singer

1987- Tony Black (actor)|Tony Black -American actor

1987- Royston Drenthe -Dutch footballer

1987- Jeremy Hellickson -American baseball player

1988- Jenni Asserholt -Swedish ice hockey player

1988- Stephanie Cayo -Peruvian actress and singer

1988- Rachael Finch -Australian beauty pageant titleholder and television reporter

1988- Kim Myung-sung -South Korean baseball player

1989- Alex Day -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Chameleon Circuit (band)|Chameleon Circuit)

1989- Alexander DeLeon -American singer-songwriter (The Cab)

1989- Hitomi Takahashi (singer)|Hitomi Takahashi -Japanese singer

1989- Gabriella Wilde -English actress

1990- Kim Jonghyun -South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Shinee and SM the Ballad)

1991- Melanie Ríos -Colombian porn actress and model

1991- Minami Takahashi -Japanese singer and actress (AKB48 and no3b)

1992- Shelby Young -American actress

1999- CiCi Bellis -American tennis player

1999- Ty Panitz -American actor

2002- Skai Jackson -American actress

History of Deaths


217- Caracalla -Roman emperor (b. 188)

622- Prince Shōtoku -of Japan (b. 572)

632- Charibert II -Frankish king (b. 607)

1143- John II Komnenos -Byzantine emperor (b. 1087)

1364- John II of France -(b. 1319)

1450- Sejong the Great -Korean king (b. 1397)

1461- Georg von Peuerbach -German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)

1551- Oda Nobuhide -Japanese warlord (b. 1510)

1586- Martin Chemnitz -Lutheran theologian and reformer (b. 1522)

1612- Anne Catherine of Brandenburg -(b. 1575)

1691- Carlo Rainaldi -Italian architect, designed the Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto (b. 1611)

1697- Niels Juel -Norwegian-Danish admiral (b. 1629)

1704- Hiob Ludolf -German orientalist (b. 1624)

1704- Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney -French-English politician (b. 1641)

1725- John Wise (clergyman)|John Wise -American clergyman (b. 1652)

1735- Francis II Rákóczi -Hungarian prince (b. 1676)

1848- Gaetano Donizetti -Italian composer (b. 1797)

1857- Mangal Pandey -Indian soldier (b. 1827)

1861- Elisha Otis -American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company (b. 1811)

1870- Charles Auguste de Bériot -Belgian violinist and composer (b. 1802)

1894- Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay -Indian author (b. 1838)

1906- Auguste Deter -German woman, first person diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (b. 1850)

1919- Loránd Eötvös -Hungarian physicist (b. 1848)

1920- Charles Griffes -American pianist and composer (b. 1884)

1925- Thecla Åhlander -Swedish actress (b. 1855)

1931- Erik Axel Karlfeldt -Swedish poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)

1936- Robert Bárány -Austrian physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)

1942- Kostas Skarvelis -Greek composer (b. 1880)

1947- Olaf Frydenlund -Norwegian target shooter (b. 1862)

1950- Vaslav Nijinsky -Polish dancer and choreographer (b. 1890)

1958- Ethel Turner -Australian author (b. 1872)

1962- Juan Belmonte -Spanish bullfighter (b. 1892)

1965- Lars Hanson -Swedish actor (b. 1886)

1968- Glenn Andreotta -American soldier (b. 1947)

1968- Barbara Jane Harrison -English flight attendant (b. 1945)

1973- Pablo Picasso -Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1881)

1974- James Charles McGuigan -Canadian cardinal (b. 1894)

1978- Ford Frick -American businessman (b. 1894)

1981- Omar Bradley -American general (b. 1893)

1984- Pyotr Kapitsa -Russian physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1894)

1985- John Frederick Coots -American songwriter (b. 1897)

1986- Yukiko Okada -Japanese singer and actress (b. 1967)

1990- Ryan White -American activist, inspired the Ryan White Care Act (b. 1971)

1991- Per "Dead" Ohlin -Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mayhem (band)|Mayhem and Morbid (band)|Morbid) (b. 1969)

1992- Daniel Bovet -Swiss pharmacologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)

1993- Marian Anderson -American singer (b. 1897)

1994- François Rozet -French-Canadian actor (b. 1899)

1996- George W. Jenkins -American businessman and philanthropist, founded Publix|Publix Super Markets (b. 1907)

1996- Ben Johnson (actor)|Ben Johnson -American actor and stuntman (b. 1918)

1996- León Klimovsky -Argentinian-Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)

1997- Laura Nyro -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1947)

2000- František Šťastný -Czech motorcycle racer (b. 1927)

2000- Claire Trevor -American actress (b. 1910)

2002- María Félix -Mexican actress (b. 1914)

2004- Enda Colleran -Irish footballer and manager (b. 1941)

2005- Eddie Miksis -American baseball player (b. 1926)

2005- Onna White -Canadian dancer and choreographer (b. 1924)

2006- Gerard Reve -Dutch author (b. 1923)

2007- Sol LeWitt -American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)

2008- Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley -English clergyman and politician (b. 1928)

2008- John Button -Australian politician (b. 1933)

2008- Stanley Kamel -American actor (b. 1943)

2009- Piotr Morawski -Polish mountaineer (b. 1976)

2010- Jack Agnew -Irish-American soldier (b. 1922)

2010- Malcolm McLaren -English singer-songwriter and fashion designer (b. 1946)

2010- Teddy Scholten -Dutch singer (b. 1926)

2011- Hedda Sterne -Romanian-American painter (b. 1910)

2012- Bram Bart -Dutch voice actor (b. 1962)

2012- John Egan (Gaelic footballer)|John Egan -Irish footballer (b. 1952)

2012- Blair Kiel -American football player (b. 1961)

2012- Jack Tramiel -Polish-American businessman, founded Commodore International (b. 1928)

2012- Janusz K. Zawodny -Polish-American soldier, historian, and political scientist (b. 1921)

2013- Mikhail Beketov -Russian journalist (b. 1958)

2013- Richard Brooker -English actor and stuntman (b. 1954)

2013- Anne Fitzalan-Howard, Duchess of Norfolk -(b. 1927)

2013- Annette Funicello -American actress and singer (b. 1942)

2013- Greg Kramer -English-Canadian actor and author (b. 1961)

2013- Sara Montiel -Spanish-Mexican actress and singer (b. 1928)

2013- José Luis Sampedro -Spanish economist and author (b. 1917)

2013- Margaret Thatcher -English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1925)

2014- Sandy Brown (footballer born 1939)|Sandy Brown -Scottish footballer (b. 1939)

2014- Emmanuel III Delly -Iraqi patriarch (b. 1927)

2014- Karlheinz Deschner -German author and activist (b. 1924)

2014- Eric Harroun -American criminal (b. 1982)

2014- Ivan Mercep -New Zealand architect, designed the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa|Te Papa Tongarewa Museum (b. 1930)

2014- Cornelius Taiwo -Nigerian lawyer and academic (b. 1910)

2014- The Ultimate Warrior -American wrestler (b. 1959)