This Day in History

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Day History: August-2

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


338 BC-A Ancient Macedonian army|Macedonian army -led by Philip II of Macedon|Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes, Greece|Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC)|Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonia (ancient kingdom)|Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean civilizations|Aegean.

216 BC- Second Punic War -Battle of Cannae

461- Majorian -is arrested near Tortona (Northern Italy) and deposed by the Suebian general Ricimer as Puppet monarch|puppet emperor.

1343-Olivier de Clisson is found guilty of treason and beheaded at Les Halles -in Paris. As a result, his wife, Jeanne de Clisson, sold their holding, bought a fleet of ships, and took to the sea as a pirate to seek revenge against the Philip VI of France|French King and nobility.

1377- Russia -troops are defeated in the Battle on Pyana River.

1610- Henry Hudson -sails into what is now known as Hudson Bay thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean.

1776-The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence -took place.

1790-The first United States Census -is conducted.

1798- French Revolutionary Wars -the Battle of the Nile concludes in a British victory.

1830- Charles X of France -abdicates the throne in favor of his grandson Henri, Count of Chambord|Henri.

1869- Japan -s samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system (Four occupations (East Asia)|Shinōkōshō) is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese calendar|Japanese date: June 25, 1869).

1870- Tower Subway -the world's first rapid transit|underground tube railway, opens in London|London, England, United Kingdom.

1873-The Clay Street Hill Railroad -begins operating the first cable car (railway)|cable car in San Francisco's famous San Francisco cable car system|cable car system.

1897- Anglo-Afghan War -The Siege of Malakand ends when a relief column is able to reach the British Indian Army|British garrison in the Malakand Agency|Malakand states adjacent to India's North-West Frontier Province (1901–1955)|North West Frontier Province.

1903- Fall of the Ottoman Empire -an unsuccessful uprising led by the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization against Ottoman Empire|Ottoman Turkey, also known as the Ilinden–Preobrazhenie Uprising, takes place.

1916- World War I -Austria-Hungary|Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italy|Italian battleship ''Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci|Leonardo da Vinci'' in Taranto.

1918-Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia -in the aftermath of World War I.

1918-The first general strike -in Canadian history 1918 Vancouver general strike|takes place in Vancouver.

1922-A 1922 Swatow typhoon|typhoon -hits Shantou, Taiwan|Republic of China killing more than 50,000 people.

1923-As vice president, Calvin Coolidge -becomes the List of Presidents of the United States|30th President of the United States after the death of Warren G. Harding

1932-The positron -(antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl David Anderson|Carl D. Anderson.

1934- Gleichschaltung -Adolf Hitler becomes ''Führer'' of Germany following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg.

1937-The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 -is passed in America, the effect of which is to render cannabis (drug)|marijuana and all its by-products illegal.

1939- Albert Einstein -and Leó Szilárd write Einstein–Szilárd letter|a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon.

1943-Rebellion in the Nazism|Nazi -Extermination camp|death camp of Treblinka extermination camp|Treblinka.

1943- World War II -the Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 is rammed by the Imperial Japanese Navy|Japanese destroyer ''Japanese destroyer Amagiri (1930)|Amagiri'' and sinks. Lt. John F. Kennedy, future U.S. President, saves all but two of his crew.

1944- ASNOM -birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Republic Day (Republic of Macedonia)|Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.

1944-World War II: The Convoy HX 300|largest trade convoy -of the world wars arrives safely in the Western Approaches.

1947-A British South American Airways -Avro Lancastrian airliner BSAA Star Dust accident|crashes into a mountain during a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago, Chile. The wreckage would not be found for over 50 years.

1964- Vietnam War -Gulf of Tonkin incident

1968-An 1968 Casiguran earthquake|earthquake -hits Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines killing more than 270 people and wounding 261.

1973-A flash fire kills 51 at the Summerland disaster|Summerland -amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.

1985- Delta Air Lines Flight 191 -a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.

1989- Pakistan -is re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations after having restored democracy for the first time since 1972.

1990- Iraq -invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.

1998-The Second Congo War -begins.

Famous Birthdays


1455- John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg -(d. 1499)

1533- Theodor Zwinger -Swiss physician and scholar (d. 1588)

1612- Saskia van Uylenburgh -Dutch model (d. 1642)

1672- Johann Jakob Scheuchzer -Swiss paleontologist and scholar (d. 1733)

1674- Philippe II, Duke of Orléans -(d. 1723)

1696- Mahmud I -Ottoman sultan (d. 1754)

1702- Dietrich of Anhalt-Dessau -(d. 1769)

1703- Lorenzo Ricci -Italian religious leader, 18th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1775)

1740- Jean Baptiste Camille Canclaux -French general (d. 1817)

1788- Leopold Gmelin -German chemist and academic (d. 1853)

1815- Adolf Friedrich von Schack -German poet and historian (d. 1894)

1820- John Tyndall -Irish-English physicist and mountaineer (d. 1893)

1828- Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque -Spanish general (d. 1895)

1834- Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi -French sculptor, designed the Statue of Liberty (d. 1904)

1835- Elisha Gray -American businessman, co-founded Western Electric (d. 1901)

1858- Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont -(d. 1934)

1861- Prafulla Chandra Ray -Bangladeshi chemist and academic (d. 1944)

1865- Irving Babbitt -American academic and critic (d. 1933)

1865- John Radecki -Australian stained glass artist (d. 1955)

1867- Ernest Dowson -English author and poet (d. 1900)

1868- Constantine I of Greece -(d. 1923)

1871- John French Sloan -American painter and illustrator (d. 1951)

1872- George E. Stewart -Australian-American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1946)

1875- Mstislav Dobuzhinsky -Russian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1957)

1876- Ravishankar Shukla -Indian lawyer and politician, 1st List of Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh|Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (d. 1956)

1876- Pingali Venkayya -Indian geologist, designed the Flag of India (d. 1963)

1878- Aino Kallas -Finnish-Estonian author (d. 1956)

1882- Red Ames -American baseball player (d. 1936)

1884- Rómulo Gallegos -Venezuelan politician, 46th List of Presidents of Venezuela|President of Venezuela (d. 1969)

1886- John Alexander Douglas McCurdy -Canadian pilot and politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (d. 1961)

1887- Oskar Anderson -Bulgarian-German mathematician and statistician (d. 1960)

1887- Tommy Ward (cricketer)|Tommy Ward -Indian-South African cricketer (d. 1936)

1890- Marin Sais -American actress (d. 1971)

1891- Arthur Bliss -English composer and conductor (d. 1975)

1891- Viktor Zhirmunsky -Russian linguist and historian (d. 1971)

1892- Jack Warner -Canadian-American production manager and producer, co-founded Warner Bros. (d. 1978)

1895- Matt Henderson -New Zealand cricketer (d. 1970)

1896- Gustav Ernesaks (weightlifter)|Gustav Ernesaks -Estonian weightlifter (d. 1932)

1896- Lorenzo Herrera -Venezuelan singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1960)

1897- Karl-Otto Koch -German SS officer (d. 1945)

1897- Max Weber (Swiss politician)|Max Weber -Swiss politician (d. 1974)

1898- Ernő Nagy -Hungarian fencer (d. 1977)

1899- Charles Bennett (screenwriter)|Charles Bennett -English director and screenwriter (d. 1995)

1900- Holling C. Holling -American author and illustrator (d. 1973)

1902- Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria -(d. 1971)

1902- Helen Morgan -American actress and singer (d. 1941)

1905- Karl Amadeus Hartmann -German composer (d. 1963)

1905- Myrna Loy -American actress and singer (d. 1993)

1907- Mary Hamman -American journalist (d. 1984)

1910- Roger MacDougall -Scottish director, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1993)

1912- Ann Dvorak -American actress and singer (d. 1979)

1912- Palle Huld -Danish actor (d. 2010)

1912- Håkon Stenstadvold -Norwegian painter, illustrator, and critic (d. 1977)

1912- Vladimir Žerjavić -Croatian economist (d. 2001)

1913- Xavier Thaninayagam -Sri Lankan scholar and academic (d. 1980)

1914- Félix Leclerc -Canadian singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (d. 1988)

1914- Big Walter Price -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2012)

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

1915- Gary Merrill -American actor (d. 1990)

1919- Nehemiah Persoff -Israeli-American actor

1920- Louis Pauwels -French journalist and author (d. 1997)

1920- Augustus Rowe -Canadian physician and politician (d. 2013)

1921- Alan Whicker -Egyptian-English journalist (d. 2013)

1922- Geoffrey Dutton -Australian historian and author (d. 1998)

1922- Gábor Agárdy -Hungarian actor (d. 2006)

1923- Shimon Peres -Polish-Israeli politician, 9th President of Israel

1924- James Baldwin -American author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1987)

1924- Joe Harnell -American pianist and composer (d. 2005)

1924- Carroll O'Connor -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1925- K. Arulanandan -Ceylon-American engineer and academic (d. 2004)

1925- John Dexter -English director (d. 1990)

1925- John McCormack (ice hockey)|John McCormack -Canadian ice hockey player

1925- Jorge Rafael Videla -Argentinian general and politician, 43rd President of Argentina (d. 2013)

1926- Betsy Bloomingdale -American philanthropist

1927- Peter Swinnerton-Dyer -English mathematician and academic

1928- Malcolm Hilton -English cricketer (d. 1990)

1929- Roy Crimmins -English trombonist and composer

1929- John Gale (theatre producer)|John Gale -English director and producer

1929- K. M. Peyton -English author

1929- Vidya Charan Shukla -Indian politician, Minister of External Affairs (India)|Indian Minister of External Affairs (d. 2013)

1929- David Waddington, Baron Waddington -English politician, Governor of Bermuda

1930- Vali Myers -Australian painter and dancer (d. 2003)

1931- Pierre DuMaine -American bishop

1931- Eddie Fuller -South African cricketer (d. 2008)

1931- Urve Kure -Estonian chess player

1931- Karl Miller -English journalist and critic (d. 2014)

1931- Viliam Schrojf -Czech footballer (d. 2007)

1932- Lamar Hunt -American businessman, co-founded the American Football League and World Championship Tennis (d. 2006)

1932- Peter O'Toole -Irish actor, singer, and producer (d. 2013)

1933- Alan Tuffin -English union leader

1933- Ioannis Varvitsiotis -Greek politician, List of defence ministers of Greece|Minister of Defence for Greece

1934- Valery Bykovsky -Russian general and astronaut

1935- Amidou -Moroccan actor (d. 2013)

1935- Betty Brosmer -American model

1935- Hank Cochran -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)

1936- Anthony Payne -English composer

1937- Ron Brierley -New Zealand businessman

1937- Billy Cannon -American football player

1937- Garth Hudson -Canadian keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (The Band and The Call (band)|The Call)

1937- Gundula Janowitz -Austrian soprano and actress

1937- John Salt -English painter

1938- Dave Balon -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2007)

1938- Pierre de Bané -Israeli-Canadian politician

1938- Paul Jenkins (actor)|Paul Jenkins -American actor (d. 2013)

1938- Terry Peck -Falkland Islander soldier (d. 2006)

1939- Benjamin Barber -American theorist, author, and academic

1939- Wes Craven -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1939- John W. Snow -American politician, 73rd United States Secretary of the Treasury

1940- Beko Ransome-Kuti -Nigerian physician and activist (d. 2006)

1940- Will Tura -Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1941- Doris Coley -American singer (The Shirelles) (d. 2000)

1941- Jules A. Hoffmann -Luxembourgian-French biologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1941- Ede Staal -Dutch singer-songwriter (d. 1986)

1941- François Weyergans -Belgian director and screenwriter

1942- Isabel Allende -Peruvian-American journalist and author

1942- Juan Formell -Cuban singer-songwriter and bass player (Los Van Van) (d. 2014)

1943- Herbert M. Allison -American lieutenant and businessman (d. 2013)

1943- Tom Burgmeier -American baseball player and coach

1943- Jon R. Cavaiani -English-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2014)

1943- Julia Foster -English actress

1943- Rose Tremain -English author and academic

1943- Max Wright -American actor

1944- Jim Capaldi -English drummer and songwriter (Traffic (band)|Traffic) (d. 2005)

1944- Naná Vasconcelos -Brazilian singer and berimbau player

1945- Joanna Cassidy -American actress

1945- Alex Jesaulenko -Austrian-Australian footballer and coach

1945- Bunker Roy -Indian educator and activist

1946- James Howe -American journalist and author

1947- Massiel -Spanish singer and actress

1947- Lawrence Wright -American author

1948- Andy Fairweather Low -Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Amen Corner (band)|Amen Corner and Fair Weather)

1948- Dennis Prager -American radio host and author

1948- James Street (quarterback)|James Street -American football player (d. 2013)

1948- Snoo Wilson -English playwright and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1949- James Fallows -American journalist and author

1949- Bertalan Farkas -Hungarian general and astronaut

1950- Jussi Adler-Olsen -Danish author

1950- Kathryn Harrold -American actress

1950- Lance Ito -American lawyer and judge

1950- Sue Rodriguez -Canadian activist (d. 1994)

1951- Andrew Gold -American singer-songwriter and producer (Wax (UK band)|Wax) (d. 2011)

1951- Steve Hillage -English guitarist (Uriel (band)|Uriel, Gong (band)|Gong, Khan (band)|Khan, and System 7 (band)|System 7)

1951- Joe Lynn Turner -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Deep Purple, Rainbow (rock band)|Rainbow, Fandango (US band)|Fandango, Brazen Abbot, and Hughes Turner Project)

1951- Freddie Wadling -Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Leather Nun and Blue for Two)

1951- Per Westerberg -Swedish politician, Speaker of the Parliament of Sweden

1953- Marjo -Canadian singer-songwriter (Corbeau (band)|Corbeau)

1953- Helen Edwards -English civil servant

1953- Donnie Munro -Scottish singer and guitarist (Runrig)

1953- Butch Patrick -American actor and singer

1953- Anthony Seldon -English historian and author

1954- James Charles Kopp -American murderer

1954- Ken MacLeod -Scottish blogger and author

1954- Sammy McIlroy -Irish footballer and manager

1955- Caleb Carr -American historian and author

1955- Tim Dunigan -American actor

1955- Tony Godden -English footballer and manager

1956- Fulvio Melia -Italian-American physicist, astrophysicist, and author

1956- Jim Neidhart -American wrestler

1956- Isabel Pantoja -Spanish singer and actress

1957- Farhat Basir Khan -Indian photographer and academic

1957- Mojo Nixon -American singer-songwriter

1957- Butch Vig -American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Garbage (band)|Garbage and Spooner (band)|Spooner)

1958- Arshad Ayub -Indian cricketer and manager

1958- Shō Hayami -Japanese voice actor and singer

1959- Victoria Jackson -American actress and singer

1959- Apollonia Kotero -American singer and actress (Apollonia 6)

1960- Linda Fratianne -American figure skater

1960- Neal Morse -American singer and keyboard player (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic (band)|Transatlantic, Yellow Matter Custard, and Flying Colors (band)|Flying Colors)

1960- David Yow -American singer-songwriter (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard, and Qui (band)|Qui)

1961- Cold 187um -American rapper and producer (Above the Law (group)|Above the Law)

1961- Pete de Freitas -Spanish drummer and producer (Echo & the Bunnymen) (d. 1989)

1962- Lee Mavers -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The La's)

1962- Cynthia Stevenson -Canadian actress

1963- Laura Bennett -American fashion designer

1963- Daniel Pelosi -American murderer

1964- Frank Biela -German race car driver

1964- Mary-Louise Parker -American actress

1965- Joe Hockey -Australian lawyer and politician, 38th Treasurer of Australia

1965- Hisanobu Watanabe -Japanese baseball player and coach

1966- Takashi Iizuka -Japanese wrestler

1966- Tim Wakefield -American baseball player and sportscaster

1967- Aaron Krickstein -American tennis player

1967- Aline Brosh McKenna -American screenwriter and producer

1968- Stefan Effenberg -German footballer

1968- John Stanier (drummer)|John Stanier -American drummer (Helmet (band)|Helmet, Tomahawk (band)|Tomahawk, The Mark of Cain (band)|The Mark of Cain, and Battles (band)|Battles)

1969- Jan Axel Blomberg -Norwegian drummer (Winds (band)|Winds, Mayhem (band)|Mayhem, and Arcturus (band)|Arcturus)

1969- Cedric Ceballos -American basketball player

1969- Fernando Couto -Portuguese footballer and manager

1969- Richard Hallebeek -Dutch guitarist

1970- Tony Amonte -American ice hockey player and coach

1970- Kevin Smith -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1970- Philo Wallace -Barbadian cricketer

1971- Alice Evans -English actress

1971- Michael Hughes (footballer)|Michael Hughes -Irish footballer and manager

1972- Mohamed Al-Deayea -Saudi Arabian footballer

1972- Jacinda Barrett -Australian-American model and actress

1972- Daniele Nardello -Italian cyclist

1972- Justyna Steczkowska -Polish singer-songwriter and actress

1973- Hiroyuki Goto -Japanese game designer, created ''Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan''

1973- Danie Keulder -Namibian cricketer

1973- Miguel Mendonca -Zimbabwean journalist and author

1973- Susie O'Neill -Australian swimmer

1974- Angie Cepeda -Colombian actress

1974- Phil Williams (presenter)|Phil Williams -English journalist

1975- Mineiro (footballer)|Mineiro -Brazilian footballer

1975- Xu Huaiwen -Chinese-German badminton player

1975- Tamás Molnár -Hungarian water polo player

1975- Ingrid Rubio -Spanish actress

1975- Michelle Thorne -English porn actress and director

1976- Reyes Estévez -Spanish runner

1976- Jay Heaps -American soccer player and coach

1976- Michael Weiss (figure skater)|Michael Weiss -American figure skater

1976- Sam Worthington -English-Australian actor

1976- Mohammad Zahid -Pakistani cricketer

1977- Edward Furlong -American actor and singer

1977- Mark Velasquez -American photographer

1978- Goran Gavrančić -Serbian footballer

1978- Matt Guerrier -American baseball player

1978- Deividas Šemberas -Lithuanian footballer

1978- Dragan Vukmir -Serbian footballer

1979- Donna Air -English model, actress, and singer

1979- Marco Bonura -Italian footballer

1979- Reuben Kosgei -Kenyan runner

1980- Ivica Banović -Croatian footballer

1980- Nadia Bjorlin -American actress and singer

1980- Dingdong Dantes -Filipino actor, singer, director, and producer

1980- Uğur Rıfat Karlova -Turkish comedian and actor

1981- Alexander Emelianenko -Russian mixed martial artist

1982- Hélder Postiga -Portuguese footballer

1982- Kerry Rhodes -American football player

1982- Grady Sizemore -American baseball player

1983- Michel Bastos -Brazilian footballer

1983- Nick Diaz -American mixed martial artist

1983- Kim Jungah -singer, dancer and model

1984- Giampaolo Pazzini -Italian footballer

1985- Stephen Ferris -Irish rugby player

1985- Britt Nicole -American singer-songwriter

1985- David Hart Smith -Canadian wrestler

1986- Mathieu Razanakolona -Canadian skier

1987- Csilla Borsányi -Hungarian tennis player

1987- Yura Movsisyan -Armenian footballer

1988- Nayer -American singer-songwriter

1988- Rob Kwiet -Canadian ice hockey player

1989- Nacer Chadli -Belgian footballer

1989- Vanes-Mari Du Toit -South African netball player

1990- Ima Bohush -Belarusian tennis player

1990- Skylar Diggins -American basketball player

1991- Skyler Day -American actress

1991- Evander Kane -Canadian ice hockey player

1992- Hallie Eisenberg -American actress

1992- Eddie Generazio -American poet and dancer

1992- Charli XCX -English singer-songwriter

1993- Serhiy Nigoyan -Ukrainian activist (d. 2014)

1994- Laura Pigossi -Brazilian tennis player

History of Deaths


686- Pope John V -(b. 635)

924- Ælfweard of Wessex -(b. 904)

1100- William II of England -(b. 1056)

1222- Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse -(b. 1156)

1316- Louis of Burgundy -(b. 1297)

1445- Oswald von Wolkenstein -Austrian poet and composer (b. 1376)

1511- Andrew Barton (privateer)|Andrew Barton -Scottish admiral (b. 1466)

1512- Alessandro Achillini -Italian physician and philosopher (b. 1463)

1546- Peter Faber -French priest and theologian, co-founded the Society of Jesus (b. 1506)

1589- Henry III of France -(b. 1551)

1611- Katō Kiyomasa -Japanese daimyo (b. 1562)

1667- Francesco Borromini -Swiss architect, designed San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane and Sant'Agnese in Agone (b. 1599)

1696- Robert Campbell of Glenlyon -(b. 1630)

1769- Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea -English politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1689)

1776- Louis François, Prince of Conti -(b. 1717)

1788- Thomas Gainsborough -English painter (b. 1727)

1815- Guillaume-Marie-Anne Brune -French general and politician (b. 1763)

1823- Lazare Carnot -French mathematician, general, and politician, President of the National Convention (b. 1753)

1849- Muhammad Ali of Egypt -(b. 1769)

1854- Heinrich Clauren -German author (b. 1771)

1859- Horace Mann -American educator and politician (b. 1796)

1876- Wild Bill Hickok -American sheriff (b. 1837)

1889- Eduardo Gutiérrez -Argentinian author (b. 1851)

1890- Louise-Victorine Ackermann -French poet (b. 1813)

1903- Eduard Magnus Jakobson -Estonian missionary and engraver (b. 1847)

1903- Edmond Nocard -French veterinarian and microbiologist (b. 1850)

1913- Ferenc Pfaff -Hungarian architect, designed Zagreb Central Station (b. 1851)

1920- Ormer Locklear -American pilot and actor (b. 1891)

1921- Enrico Caruso -Italian tenor (b. 1873)

1922- Alexander Graham Bell -Scottish-Canadian engineer, invented the telephone (b. 1847)

1923- Warren G. Harding -American journalist and politician, 29th President of the United States (b. 1865)

1929- Mae Costello -American actress (b. 1882)

1934- Paul von Hindenburg -German field marshal and politician, 2nd President of Germany (b. 1847)

1937- Artur Sirk -Estonian soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1900)

1939- Harvey Spencer Lewis -American mystic and author (b. 1883)

1943- Marika Papagika -Greek singer (b. 1890)

1945- Pietro Mascagni -Italian composer (b. 1863)

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

1955- Alfred Lépine -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1901)

1955- Wallace Stevens -American poet (b. 1879)

1963- Oliver La Farge -American anthropologist and author (b. 1901)

1967- Walter Terence Stace -English-American epistemologist, philosopher, and educator (b. 1886)

1972- Brian Cole -American bass player (The Association) (b. 1942)

1972- Paul Goodman (writer)|Paul Goodman -American psychotherapist and author (b. 1911)

1972- Helen Hoyt -American poet (b. 1887)

1973- Jean-Pierre Melville -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

1974- Douglas Hawkes -English race car driver (b. 1893)

1976- László Kalmár -Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1905)

1976- Fritz Lang -Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1890)

1978- Carlos Chávez -Mexican composer and conductor (b. 1899)

1978- Antony Noghès -French businessman, founded the Monaco Grand Prix (b. 1890)

1979- Thurman Munson -American baseball player (b. 1947)

1983- James Jamerson -American bassist (The Funk Brothers) (b. 1936)

1986- Roy Cohn -American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)

1988- Joe Carcione -American activist and author (b. 1914)

1988- Raymond Carver -American author and poet (b. 1938)

1990- Norman Maclean -American scholar and author (b. 1902)

1990- Edwin Richfield -English actor and screenwriter (b. 1921)

1992- Michel Berger -French singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)

1996- Michel Debré -French lawyer and politician, 150th Prime Minister of France (b. 1912)

1996- Obdulio Varela -Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1917)

1997- William S. Burroughs -American author and painter (b. 1914)

1997- Fela Kuti -Nigerian singer-songwriter and activist (b. 1938)

1998- Shari Lewis -American television host and puppeteer (b. 1933)

2001- Ronald Townson -American singer and actor (The 5th Dimension) (b. 1933)

2003- Don Estelle -English actor and singer (b. 1933)

2003- Mike Levey -American television host (b. 1948)

2003- Peter Safar -Austrian-American physician and academic (b. 1924)

2004- Ferenc Berényi -Hungarian painter (b. 1929)

2004- François Craenhals -Belgian illustrator (b. 1926)

2004- Heinrich Mark -Estonian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (b. 1911)

2004- Don Tosti -American composer (b. 1923)

2005- Steven Vincent -American journalist and author (b. 1955)

2007- Chauncey Bailey -American journalist (b. 1950)

2007- Holden Roberto -Angolan politician (b. 1923)

2008- Fujio Akatsuka -Japanese illustrator (b. 1935)

2011- José Sanchis Grau -Spanish author and illustrator (b. 1932)

2012- Gabriel Horn -English biologist and academic (b. 1927)

2012- Magnus Isacsson -Canadian director and producer (b. 1948)

2012- Jimmy Jones (singer)|Jimmy Jones -American singer-songwriter (b. 1930)

2012- John Keegan -English historian and journalist (b. 1934)

2012- Bernd Meier -German footballer (b. 1972)

2012- Marguerite Piazza -American soprano (b. 1926)

2012- Mihaela Ursuleasa -Romanian pianist (b. 1978)

2012- Herman van Ham -Dutch chef (b. 1931)

2013- Patricia Anthony -American author (b. 1947)

2013- Julius L. Chambers -American lawyer and activist (b. 1936)

2013- V. Dakshinamoorthy -Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1919)

2013- Richard E. Dauch -American businessman, co-founded American Axle (b. 1942)

2013- Fernando Flávio Marques de Almeida -Brazilian geologist (b. 1916)

2013- Alla Kushnir -Russian–Israeli chess player (b. 1941)

2013- Barbara Trentham -American actress (b. 1944)

2013- Pixie Williams -New Zealand singer (b. 1928)

2014- Ed Joyce (journalist)|Ed Joyce -American journalist (b. 1932)

2014- Billie Letts -American author and educator (b. 1938)

2014- Barbara Prammer -Austrian politician (b. 1954)

2014- James Thompson (author)|James Thompson -American-Finnish author (b. 1964)

2014- Pete van Wieren -American sportscaster (b. 1944)