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Day History: August-14

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Events History


29 BC- Octavian -holds the second of three consecutive Roman triumph|triumphs in Ancient Rome|Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.

1040-King Duncan I of Scotland|Duncan I -is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth, King of Scotland|Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as List of Scottish monarchs|King of Scotland.

1183- Taira no Munemori -and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the Imperial Regalia of Japan|three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan (traditional Japanese calendar|Japanese date: Twenty-fifth Day of the Seventh Month of the Second Year of Juei).

1288-Count Adolf VIII of Berg -grants town privileges to Düsseldorf, the village on the banks of the Düssel.

1352- War of the Breton Succession -Anglo-Bretons defeat the Kingdom of France|French in the Battle of Mauron.

1370- Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor -grants city privileges to Karlovy Vary|Carlsbad which is subsequently named after him.

1385- 1383–85 Crisis|Portuguese Crisis of 1383–85 -Battle of Aljubarrota – Portuguese forces commanded by John I of Portugal|King John I and his General officer|general Nuno Álvares Pereira defeat the Castile (historical region)|Castilian army of John I of Castile|King John I.

1415- Henry the Navigator -leads Portuguese forces to victory over the Marinids at the Battle of Ceuta.

1592- Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598)|Imjin War -At the Battle of Hansan Island, the Korean Navy, led by Yi Sun-sin and Won Kyun, decisively defeats the Japanese Navy, led by Wakisaka Yasuharu, at Hansan Island.

1598- Nine Years' War (Ireland)|Nine Years' War -Battle of the Yellow Ford: Irish forces under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeat an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal.

1720-The Spanish military Villasur expedition -is wiped out by Pawnee people|Pawnee and Otoe tribe|Otoe warriors near present-day Columbus, Nebraska.

1816-The United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunha -archipelago, administering them from the British Cape Colony|Cape Colony in South Africa.

1842- American Indian Wars -Seminole Wars|Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.

1848- Oregon Territory -is organized by act of Congress.

1880-Construction of Cologne Cathedral -the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.

1885- Japanese patent law|Japan's first patent -is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.

1888-An Sound recording and reproduction|audio recording -of English composer Arthur Sullivan's "The Lost Chord", one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London|London, England.

1893-France becomes the first country to introduce vehicle registration plate|motor vehicle registration -

1897- Franco-Hova Wars -The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.

1900-The Eight-Nation Alliance -occupies Beijing, China, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.

1901-The first claimed aviation|powered flight -by Gustave Whitehead in his Whitehead No. 21|Number 21.

1911- United States Senate -leaders Presidents pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1911–1913|agree to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate|President pro tempore of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death.

1912- United States Marine Corps|U.S. Marines -invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.

1914- World War I -Start of the Battle of Lorraine, an unsuccessful French offensive designed to recover the lost province of Moselle from Germany.

1916- Romania -declares war on Austria-Hungary, joining the Entente in World War I.

1921- Tannu Uriankhai -later Tuvan People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic|Soviet Russia).

1933-Loggers cause a Wildfire|forest fire -in the Pacific Coast Ranges|Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, after destroying {{convert|240,000|acre|km2}}.

1935- Franklin D. Roosevelt -signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired.

1936- Rainey Bethea -is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public capital punishment in the United States|execution in the United States.

1937-Chinese Air Force Day: The beginning of Air combat manoeuvring|air-to-air combat -of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when six Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers are shot down by the Republic of China Air Force|Nationalist Chinese Air Force while raiding Chinese air bases.

1941-World War II: Winston Churchill -and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.

1945-Japan accepts the Allied Japanese Instrument of Surrender|terms of surrender -in World War II and the Emperor of Japan|Emperor records the Gyokuon-hōsō|Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan Standard Time).

1945-The Viet Minh -launches August Revolution amid the political confusion and power vacuum engulfing Vietnam.

1947- Pakistan -gains Pakistan Movement|Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.

1959-Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League -

1967-UK Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967|Marine Broadcasting Offences Act -declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.

1969- Operation Banner -British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.

1971- Bahrain -declares independence as the State of Bahrain.

1972-An East Germany|East German -Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.

1973-The Constitution of Pakistan|Pakistan Constitution of 1973 -comes into effect.

1974-The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus|Turkish invasion -of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Around 6,000 massacred, 1,619 missing.

1975-'' The Rocky Horror Picture Show -', the longest-running release in film history, opens at the USA Theatre in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.

1980- Lech Wałęsa -leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.

1987-All the children held at Kia Lama, a rural property on Lake Eildon -Australia, run by the The Family (Australian New Age group)|Santiniketan Park Association, are released after a police raid.

1994-Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as " Carlos the Jackal -, is captured.

1996-Greek Cypriot refugee Solomos Solomou -is murdered by Turkish forces while trying to climb a flagpole in order to remove a Turkish flag from its mast in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus.

2003-A Northeast blackout of 2003|widescale power blackout -affects the northeast United States and Canada.

2005- Helios Airways Flight 522 -en route from Larnaca, Cyprus to Prague, Czech Republic via Athens, crashes in the hills near Grammatiko, Greece, killing 121 passengers and crew.

2006- Chencholai bombing -Sixty-one Tamil girls are killed in Sri Lankan Air force bombing.

2007-The 2007 Yazidi communities bombings|Kahtaniya bombings -kills at least 796 people.

2010-The first-ever Youth Olympic Games -are held in Singapore.

2013- Egypt -declares a state of emergency as security forces August 2013 Egyptian raids|kill hundreds of demonstrators supporting former president Mohamed Morsi.

Famous Birthdays


1297- Emperor Hanazono -of Japan (d. 1348)

1473- Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury -(d. 1541)

1479- Catherine of York -(d. 1527)

1575- Robert Hayman -English-Canadian poet and politician (d. 1629)

1599- Méric Casaubon -Swiss-English scholar (d. 1671)

1625- François de Harlay de Champvallon -French archbishop (d. 1695)

1642- Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany -(d. 1723)

1653- Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle -English colonel and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (d. 1688)

1688- Frederick William I of Prussia -(d. 1740)

1714- Claude Joseph Vernet -French painter (d. 1789)

1727- Louise Élisabeth of France -(d. 1759)

1727- Princess Henriette of France -(d. 1752)

1738- Leopold Hofmann -Austrian composer (d. 1793)

1740- Pope Pius VII -(d. 1823)

1758- Carle Vernet -French painter (d. 1835)

1777- Hans Christian Ørsted -Danish physicist and chemist (d. 1851)

1817- Alexander H. Bailey -American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1874)

1840- Richard von Krafft-Ebing -German-Austrian psychologist and author (d. 1902)

1847- Robert Comtesse -Swiss politician (d. 1922)

1851- Yannoulis Chalepas -Greek sculptor (d. 1938)

1851- Doc Holliday -American dentist (d. 1887)

1857- Max Wagenknecht -German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1922)

1863- Ernest Thayer -American poet (d. 1940)

1865- Guido Castelnuovo -Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1952)

1866- Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin -Belgian mathematician and academic (d. 1962)

1867- Cupid Childs -American baseball player (d. 1912)

1867- John Galsworthy -English author and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1933)

1871- Guangxu Emperor -of China (d. 1908)

1876- Alexander I of Serbia -(d. 1903)

1881- Francis Ford (actor)|Francis Ford -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1953)

1881- Edward Siegler -American gymnast (d. 1942)

1887- Marija Leiko -Latvian actress (d. 1937)

1889- Otto Tief -Estonian lawyer and politician, List of heads of government of Estonia|Prime Minister of Estoria (d. 1976)

1890- Bruno Tesch -German chemist and Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)

1892- Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji -English pianist, composer, and critic (d. 1988)

1893- Francis Dvornik -Czech priest and academic (d. 1975)

1895- Jack Gregory (cricketer)|Jack Gregory -Australian cricketer (d. 1973)

1896- Theodor Luts -Estonian director and cinematographer (d. 1980)

1899- Evelyn Kozak -American super-centenarian (d. 2013)

1901- Alice Rivaz -Swiss author (d. 1998)

1908- Manos Katrakis -Greek actor (d. 1984)

1909- Stuff Smith -American violinist (d. 1967)

1910- Willy Ronis -French photographer (d. 2009)

1910- Pierre Schaeffer -French composer and producer (d. 1995)

1911- Jan Koetsier -Dutch composer and conductor (d.2006)

1911- Vethathiri Maharishi -Indian spiritual leader (d. 2006)

1912- Frank Oppenheimer -American physicist and academic (d. 1985)

1913- Paul Dean (baseball)|Paul Dean -American baseball player (d. 1981)

1915- B. A. Santamaria -Australian journalist and activist (d. 1998)

1916- Fumio Fujimura -Japanese baseball player and manager (d. 1992)

1916- Wellington Mara -American businessman (d. 2005)

1922- Leslie Marr -English race car driver

1923- Patriarch Diodoros of Jerusalem -(d. 2000)

1924- Sverre Fehn -Norwegian architect, designed the Hedmark Museum (d. 2009)

1924- Holger Juul Hansen -Danish actor (d. 2013)

1924- Georges Prêtre -French conductor

1924- Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa -Tibetan spiritual leader (d. 1981)

1925- Russell Baker -American journalist and author

1926- Alice Ghostley -American actress and singer (d. 2007)

1926- René Goscinny -French author and illustrator (d. 1977)

1926- Buddy Greco -American singer and pianist

1926- Lina Wertmüller -Italian director and screenwriter

1929- Kinnaird R. McKee -American admiral (d. 2013)

1929- Gene Scott -American pastor and broadcaster (d. 2005)

1929- Dick Tiger -Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)

1930- Earl Weaver -American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)

1931- Frederic Raphael -American journalist, author, and screenwriter

1932- Lee Hoffman -American author (d. 2007)

1933- Richard R. Ernst -Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1935- John Brodie -American football player and golfer

1936- Trevor Bannister -English actor (d. 2011)

1940- Galen Hall -American football player and coach

1940- Alexei Panshin -American author

1941- Lynne Cheney -American wife of Dick Cheney, 32nd Second Lady of the United States

1941- David Crosby -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and CPR (band)|CPR)

1941- Connie Smith -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942- Willie Dunn -Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)

1942- Lionel Morton -English singer, guitarist, and television host (The Four Pennies)

1942- Jackie Oliver -English race car driver

1943- Ronnie Campbell -English politician

1944- John Dunt -English admiral

1945- Heidi Hartmann -American feminist economist

1945- Steve Martin -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1945- Wim Wenders -German director, producer, and screenwriter

1946- Antonio Fargas -American actor

1946- Larry Graham -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Sly and the Family Stone and Graham Central Station)

1946- Susan Saint James -American actress

1946- Tom Walkinshaw -Scottish race car driver (d. 2010)

1947- Peter Christian -English actor

1947- Bruce Nash -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1947- Maddy Prior -English singer and dancer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters (band)|Silly Sisters, and The Carnival Band (folk group)|The Carnival Band)

1947- Danielle Steel -American author

1947- Jiro Taniguchi -Japanese illustrator

1947- Joop van Daele -Dutch footballer

1948- Terry Adams (musician)|Terry Adams -American pianist and composer (NRBQ)

1949- Bob Backlund -American wrestler

1949- Morten Olsen -Danish footballer and manager

1950- Gary Larson -American cartoonist

1951- Peter Blegvad -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and illustrator (Slapp Happy and The Lodge (band)|The Lodge)

1951- Slim Dunlap -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Replacements (band)|The Replacements)

1951- Norbert Hofmann (footballer born 1951)|Norbert Hofmann -German footballer and manager

1951- Carl Lumbly -American actor

1952- Debbie Meyer -American swimmer

1952- Alex van Warmerdam -Dutch actor, director, and screenwriter

1953- James Horner -American composer and conductor

1953- Cliff Johnson (game designer)|Cliff Johnson -American game designer

1954- Mark Fidrych -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2009)

1954- Stanley A. McChrystal -American general

1954- Christian Gross -Swiss footballer and coach

1955- Gillian Taylforth -English actress

1956- Jackée Harry -American actress and director

1956- Andy King (footballer, born 1956)|Andy King -English footballer and manager

1956- Rusty Wallace -American race car driver

1957- Peter Costello -Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Treasurer of Australia

1957- Gino Hernandez -American wrestler (d. 1986)

1957- Alim Qasimov -Azerbaijani singer

1958- Philip Dunne (born 1958)|Philip Dunne -English politician, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology

1958- Bobby Eaton -American wrestler

1959- Frank Brickowski -American basketball player

1959- Marcia Gay Harden -American actress

1959- Magic Johnson -American basketball player and coach

1960- Sarah Brightman -English singer-songwriter and actress

1960- Sharon Bryant -American singer (Atlantic Starr)

1960- Cecilia Gasdia -Italian soprano and actress

1960- Stet Howland -American drummer and songwriter (Killing Machine (band)|Killing Machine, W.A.S.P., Blackfoot (band)|Blackfoot, and Impellitteri)

1960- Fred Roberts -American basketball player

1961- Eddie Gilbert (wrestler)|Eddie Gilbert -American wrestler (d. 1995)

1961- Susan Olsen -American actress and singer

1962- Lady Bunny -American drag queen performer

1962- Mark Gubicza -American baseball player and sportscaster

1962- Andres Herkel -Estonian politician

1962- Rameez Raja -Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster

1963- David Aaron Baker -American actor

1964- Neal Anderson -American football player and coach

1965- Emmanuelle Béart -French actress

1965- Brannon Braga -American screenwriter and producer

1965- Mark Collins (musician)|Mark Collins -English guitarist and songwriter (The Charlatans (UK band)|The Charlatans and The Waltones)

1965- Terry Richardson -American photographer

1966- Halle Berry -American model, actress, and producer, Miss World United States|Miss World United States 1986

1966- Karl Petter Løken -Swedish-Norwegian footballer and sportscaster

1967- Erik Gandini -Italian-Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter

1967- Dirk Rehbein -German footballer

1968- Pravin Amre -Indian cricketer and coach

1968- Catherine Bell (actress)|Catherine Bell -American actress

1968- Darren Clarke -Irish golfer

1968- Adrian Lester -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1968- Billy Mavreas -Greek-Canadian cartoonist

1968- Medy van der Laan -Dutch politician

1969- Tracy Caldwell Dyson -American chemist and astronaut

1969- DJ Uncle Al -American rapper and DJ (d. 2001)

1969- Stig Tøfting -Danish footballer and manager

1970- Kevin Cadogan -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Third Eye Blind)

1971- Raoul Bova -Italian actor, producer, and screenwriter

1971- Mark Loretta -American baseball player

1971- Pramodya Wickramasinghe -Sri Lankan cricketer

1972- Tamer El Said -Egyptian director, producer, and screenwriter

1972- Yoo Jae-suk -South Korean comedian and actor

1972- Laurent Lamothe -Haitian politician, 15th Prime Minister of Haiti

1972- Jay Manuel -American make-up artist

1973- Jared Borgetti -Mexican footballer

1973- Daisuke Ishiwatari -Japanese game developer, voice actor, and composer, created ''Guilty Gear''

1973- Jay-Jay Okocha -Nigerian footballer

1973- Kieren Perkins -Australian swimmer

1974- Chucky Atkins -American basketball player

1974- Martin Bulloch -Scottish drummer (Mogwai)

1974- Christopher Gorham -American actor

1974- Ana Matronic -American singer-songwriter (Scissor Sisters)

1975- Mike Vrabel -American football player and coach

1976- Alex Albrecht -American television host, actor, and producer

1976- Steve Braun -Canadian actor

1976- Fabrizio Donato -Italian triple jumper

1977- Ed Harcourt -English singer-songwriter and producer

1977- Elisavet Mystakidou -Greek martial artist

1977- Juan Pierre -American baseball player

1978- Anastasios Kyriakos -Greek footballer

1978- Greg Rawlinson -South African-New Zealand rugby player

1978- Kate Ritchie -Australian actress

1979- Jérémie Bréchet -French footballer

1979- Paul Burgess (athlete)|Paul Burgess -Australian pole vaulter

1979- Yōichirō Morikawa -Japanese actor, director, and screenwriter

1980- Estrella Morente -Spanish singer

1980- Roy Williams (safety)|Roy Williams -American football player

1981- Earl Barron -American basketball player

1981- Matthew Etherington -English footballer

1981- Ray William Johnson -American video blogger

1981- Julius Jones -American football player

1981- Kofi Kingston -Ghanaian-American wrestler

1983- Elena Baltacha -Ukrainian-Scottish tennis player (d. 2014)

1983- Mila Kunis -Ukrainian-American actress

1983- Black Milk -American rapper and producer

1983- Lamorne Morris -American actor and game show host

1983- Juan Oviedo -Dominican baseball player

1983- Spencer Pratt -American television personality

1984- Simon Andrews (motorcycle racer)|Simon Andrews -English motorcycle racer (d. 2014)

1984- Eva Birnerová -Czech tennis player

1984- Clay Buchholz -American baseball player

1984- Giorgio Chiellini -Italian footballer

1984- Kunzang Choden (sport shooter)|Kunzang Choden -Bhutanese target shooter

1984- Josh Gorges -Canadian ice hockey player

1984- Nick Grimshaw -English radio and television host

1984- Nicola Slater -Scottish tennis player

1984- Robin Söderling -Swedish tennis player

1984- Nicolette van Dam -Dutch actress

1985- Ashlynn Brooke -American porn actress, dancer, and model

1985- Christian Gentner -German footballer

1985- Shea Weber -Canadian ice hockey player

1986- Terin Humphrey -American gymnast

1986- Cameron Jerome -English footballer

1986- Mihkel Poll -Estonian pianist

1986- Braian Rodríguez -Uruguayan footballer

1987- James Buckley (actor)|James Buckley -English actor

1987- Cate Harrington -English porn actress

1987- Sinem Kobal -Turkish actress

1987- Tim Tebow -American football player

1988- Shahd Barmada -Syrian singer

1989- Florian Abel (footballer)|Florian Abel -German footballer

1989- Kyle Turris -Canadian ice hockey player

1990- Jaydee Bixby -Canadian singer-songwriter

1993- Gongchan -South Korean singer and actor (B1A4)

1993- Cassi Thomson -Australian-American actress and singer

1994- Kim Rodriguez -Filipino actress

1999- Garrett Ryan -American actor

History of Deaths


582- Tiberius II Constantine -Byzantine emperor (b. 535)

1040- Duncan I of Scotland -(b. 1001)

1167- Rainald of Dassel -Italian archbishop (b. 1120)

1204- Minamoto no Yoriie -Japanese shogun (b. 1182)

1390- John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel -English soldier (b. 1364)

1433- John I of Portugal -(b. 1357)

1464- Pope Pius II -(b. 1405)

1573- Saitō Tatsuoki -Japanese daimyo (b. 1548)

1691- Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell -Irish soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1630)

1704- Roland Laporte -French religious leader (b. 1675)

1727- William Croft -English organist and composer (b. 1678)

1774- Johann Jakob Reiske -German physician and scholar (b. 1716)

1784- Nathaniel Hone the Elder -Irish-English painter (b. 1718)

1856- Constant Prévost -French geologist and academic (b. 1787)

1860- André Marie Constant Duméril -French zoologist and entomologist (b. 1774)

1870- David Farragut -American admiral (b. 1801)

1874- Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs -American minister and politician (b. 1821)

1890- Michael J. McGivney -American priest, founded the Knights of Columbus (b. 1852)

1891- Sarah Childress Polk -American wife of James K. Polk, 12th First Lady of the United States (b. 1803)

1905- Simeon Solomon -English painter (b. 1840)

1909- William Stanley (inventor)|William Stanley -American engineer (b. 1829)

1926- John H. Moffitt -American sergeant and politician, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1843)

1928- Klabund -German author and poet (b. 1890)

1938- Hugh Trumble -Australian cricketer (b. 1876)

1941- Maximilian Kolbe -Polish martyr and saint (b. 1894)

1941- Paul Sabatier (chemist)|Paul Sabatier -French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1854)

1943- Lore Berger -Swiss author (b. 1921)

1943- Joe Kelley -American baseball player and manager (b. 1871)

1951- William Randolph Hearst -American publisher and politician, founded the Hearst Corporation (b. 1863)

1954- Hugo Eckener -German pilot and designer (b. 1868)

1954- Nikos Ploumpidis -Greek activist (b. 1901)

1955- Herbert Putnam -American lawyer and publisher, Librarian of Congress (b. 1861)

1956- Bertolt Brecht -German poet, playwright, and director (b. 1898)

1958- Frédéric Joliot-Curie -French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)

1958- Konstantin von Neurath -German politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Germany)|Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1873)

1963- Clifford Odets -American director, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1906)

1964- Johnny Burnette -American singer-songwriter (The Rock and Roll Trio) (b. 1934)

1965- Vello Kaaristo -Estonian skier (b. 1911)

1966- Tip Snooke -South African cricketer (b. 1881)

1967- Bob Anderson (racing driver)|Bob Anderson -English motorcycle racer and race car driver (b. 1931)

1972- Oscar Levant -American actor, pianist, and composer (b. 1906)

1972- Jules Romains -French author and poet (b. 1885)

1973- Fred Gipson -American author (b. 1908)

1978- Nicolas Bentley -English author and illustrator (b. 1907)

1980- Dorothy Stratten -Canadian-American model and actress (b. 1960)

1981- Karl Böhm -Austrian conductor and director (b. 1894)

1981- Dudley Nourse -South African cricketer (b. 1910)

1982- Patrick Magee (actor)|Patrick Magee -Irish-English actor (b. 1922)

1982- Mahasi Sayadaw -Burmese monk (b. 1904)

1984- Spud Davis -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1904)

1984- J. B. Priestley -English author and playwright (b. 1894)

1985- Gale Sondergaard -American actress (b. 1899)

1988- Roy Buchanan -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Snakestretchers) (b. 1939)

1988- Robert Calvert -South African singer-songwriter (Hawkwind) (b. 1945)

1988- Enzo Ferrari -Italian race car driver and businessman, founded Ferrari (b. 1898)

1989- Ricky Berry -American basketball player (b. 1964)

1991- Alberto Crespo -Argentinian race car driver (b. 1920)

1992- John Sirica -American judge (b. 1904)

1992- Tony Williams (singer)|Tony Williams -American singer (The Platters) (b. 1928)

1994- Elias Canetti -Bulgarian-Swiss author (b. 1905)

1994- Alice Childress -American actress, playwright, and author (b. 1912)

1996- Sergiu Celibidache -Romanian conductor and composer (b. 1912)

1996- Tom Mees -American sportscaster (b. 1949)

1996- Solomos Solomou -Cypriot refugee (b. 1970)

1999- Pee Wee Reese -American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1918)

2000- Alain Fournier -French-Canadian computer scientist and academic (b. 1943)

2000- Cuan McCarthy -South African cricketer (b. 1929)

2001- Earl Anthony -American bowler (b. 1938)

2002- Dave Williams (musician)|Dave Williams -American singer-songwriter (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)

2003- Helmut Rahn -German footballer (b. 1929)

2004- Czesław Miłosz -Polish-American author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

2004- Trevor Skeet -New Zealand-English lawyer and politician (b. 1918)

2005- Coo Coo Marlin -American race car driver (b. 1932)

2006- Adriaan de Groot -Dutch psychologist and chess player (b. 1914)

2006- Bruno Kirby -American actor and singer (b. 1949)

2007- Pinchas Goldstein -Israeli politician (b. 1939)

2007- Tikhon Khrennikov -Russian pianist and composer (b. 1913)

2007- Kotozakura Masakatsu -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1940)

2008- Percy Irausquin -Aruban-Dutch fashion designer (b. 1969)

2010- Rallis Kopsidis -Greek painter (b. 1929)

2010- Herman Leonard -American photographer (b. 1923)

2010- Tahar Ouettar -Algerian author (b. 1936)

2011- Shammi Kapoor -Indian actor and director (b. 1931)

2011- Fritz Korbach -German footballer and manager (b. 1945)

2012- Maja Bošković-Stulli -Croatian historian and academic (b. 1922)

2012- Vilasrao Deshmukh -Indian politician, 14th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1945)

2012- Svetozar Gligorić -Serbian chess player (b. 1923)

2012- Sergey Kapitsa -English-Russian physicist and demographer (b. 1928)

2012- Zhou Kehua -Chinese murderer (b. 1970)

2012- Ron Palillo -American actor (b. 1949)

2012- Rosemary Rice -American actress and singer (b. 1925)

2012- Phyllis Thaxter -American actress (b. 1919)

2013- Gia Allemand -American model (b. 1983)

2013- Stephen Easley -American politician (b. 1952)

2013- Jack Garfinkel -American basketball player and coach (b. 1918)

2013- Jack Germond -American journalist and author (b. 1928)

2013- Lisa Robin Kelly -American actress (b. 1970)

2013- Allen Lanier -American guitarist and songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult) (b. 1946)

2013- Paddy Power (Irish politician)|Paddy Power -Irish politician, 22nd Minister for Defence (Ireland)|Minister for Defence for Ireland (b. 1928)

2014- Jay Adams -American skateboarder (b. 1961)

2014- Mariana Briski -Argentinian actress (b. 1965)

2014- Leonard Fein -American journalist and academic, co-founded ''Moment (magazine)|Moment Magazine'' (b. 1934)

2014- George V. Hansen -American soldier and politician (b. 1930)

2014- Alan Landsburg -American director and producer (b. 1933)