This Day in History

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Day History: August-20

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Events History


14- Agrippa Postumus -adopted son of the late Roman emperor Augustus, is executed by his guards while in exile under mysterious circumstances.

636- Battle of Yarmouk -Arab people|Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine away from the Byzantine Empire, marking the first great wave of Muslim conquests and the rapid advance of Islam outside Arabian Peninsula|Arabia.

917- Battle of Achelous (917)|Battle of Acheloos -Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria decisively defeats a Byzantine Empire|Byzantine army.

1000-The foundation of the Hungary|Hungarian -state by Stephen I of Hungary|Saint Stephen, celebrated as a National Day in Hungary.

1083-Canonization of the first King of Hungary -Stephen I of Hungary|Saint Stephen and his son Saint Emeric of Hungary|Saint Emeric.

1308- Pope Clement V -pardons Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Masters of the Knights Templar|Grand Master of the Knights Templar, absolving him of charges of heresy.

1391- Konrad von Wallenrode -becomes the 24th Grand Masters of the Teutonic Knights|Hochmeister of the Teutonic Knights|Teutonic Order.

1467-The Second Battle of Olmedo -takes places as part of a succession conflict between Henry IV of Castile and his half-brother Alfonso, Prince of Asturias (1453–1468)|Alfonso, Prince of Asturias.

1519-Philosopher and general Wang Yangming -defeats Zhu Chenhao, ending the Prince of Ning rebellion against the reign of the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde Emperor|Zhengde.

1672-Former Grand Pensionary -Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis de Witt|Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague.

1707-The first Siege of Pensacola (1707)|Siege of Pensacola -comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida.

1710- War of the Spanish Succession -A multinational army led by the Austrian commander Guido Starhemberg defeats the Spanish-Bourbon army commanded by Alexandre Maître, Marquis de Bay in the Battle of Saragossa.

1775-The Spain|Spanish -establish the Presidio San Augustin del Tucson in the town that became Tucson, Arizona.

1794- Battle of Fallen Timbers -United States|American troops force a confederacy of Shawnee, Mingo, Lenape|Delaware, Wyandot people|Wyandot, Miami people|Miami, Odawa people|Ottawa, Ojibwe people|Chippewa, and Potawatomi warriors into a disorganized retreat.

1858- Charles Darwin -first publishes his theory of evolution through natural selection in ''The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London'', alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.

1866- President of the United States|President -Andrew Johnson formally declares the American Civil War over.

1882- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky|Tchaikovsky -s ''1812 Overture'' debuts in Moscow, Russia.

1910-The Great Fire of 1910 -(also commonly referred to as the "Big Blowup" or the "Big Burn") occurs in northeast Washington (state)|Washington, northern Idaho (the panhandle), and western Montana, burning approximately {{convert|3|e6acre|km2}}.

1914- World War I -Germany|German forces occupy Brussels.

1920-The first commercial radio -station, 8MK (now WWJ (AM)|WWJ), begins operations in Detroit|Detroit, Michigan.

1926- Japan -s public broadcasting company, NHK|Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK) is established.

1938- Lou Gehrig -hits his 23rd career grand slam, a record that stood for 75 years until it was broken by Alex Rodriguez.

1940-In Mexico City -Mexico exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is fatally wounded with an ice axe by Ramón Mercader. He dies the next day.

1940- World War II -Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, containing the line "Never was so much owed by so many to so few".

1944-World War II: KLB Club|168 captured allied airmen -including Phil Lamason, accused by the Gestapo of being "terror fliers", arrive at Buchenwald concentration camp.

1944-World War II: The Battle of Romania -begins with a major Soviet Union offensive.

1950- Korean War -United Nations Battle of Taegu|repel an offensive by North Korean divisions attempting to cross the Nakdonggang|Naktong River and assault the city of Daegu|Taegu.

1955-In Morocco -a force of Berber people|Berbers from the Atlas Mountains region of Algeria raid two rural settlements and kill 77 France|French nationals.

1960- Senegal -breaks from the Mali Federation, declaring its independence.

1962-The NS Savannah|NS ''Savannah'' -the world's first Nuclear marine propulsion|nuclear-powered civilian ship, embarks on its maiden voyage.

1968-Soviet Union-dominated Warsaw Pact -troops invade Czechoslovakia, crushing the Prague Spring.

1975- Viking program|Viking Program -NASA launches the ''Viking 1'' planetary probe toward Mars.

1977- Voyager program|Voyager Program -NASA launches the ''Voyager 2'' spacecraft.

1986-In Edmond, Oklahoma -United States Postal Service|U.S. Postal employee Patrick Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers and then commits suicide.

1988-"Black Saturday" of the Yellowstone fires of 1988|Yellowstone fire -in Yellowstone National Park

1988- Peru -becomes a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works|Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1988- Iran–Iraq War -A ceasefire is agreed after almost eight years of war.

1988- The Troubles -Ballygawley bus bombing|Eight British soldiers are killed and 28 wounded when their bus is hit by an Provisional Irish Republican Army|IRA roadside bomb in Ballygawley, County Tyrone|Ballygawley, County Tyrone.

1989-The pleasure boat Marchioness disaster|''Marchioness'' sinks -on the River Thames following a collision. Fifty-one people are killed.

1989-The O-Bahn Busway -in Adelaide, the world's longest guided busway, opens.

1991- Dissolution of the Soviet Union -1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt|August Coup: More than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union's parliament building protesting the Coup d'état|coup aiming to depose President of the Soviet Union|President Mikhail Gorbachev.

1991- Estonia -annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940, issues a decision on the re-establishment of independence on the basis of historical continuity of its pre-World War II statehood.

1993-After rounds of secret negotiations in Norway -the Oslo Accords are signed, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month.

1997- Souhane massacre -in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped.

1998-The Supreme Court of Canada -Reference re Secession of Quebec|rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.

1998- 1998 United States embassy bombings|U.S. embassy bombings -The United States launches Cruise missile strikes on Afghanistan and Sudan (August 1998)|cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

2002-A group of Iraq -s opposed to the regime of Saddam Hussein take over the Iraqi Diplomatic mission|Embassy in Berlin, Germany for five hours before releasing their hostages and surrendering.

2008- Spanair Flight 5022 -from Madrid, Spain to Gran Canaria, skids off the runway and crashes at Madrid-Barajas Airport|Barajas Airport. One hundred forty-six people are killed in the crash, and eight more die later. Only 18 people survive.

2012-A 2012 Caracas prison riot|prison riot -in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, kills at least 20 people.

2014-72 people are killed in Japan -s Hiroshima prefecture by a series of 2014 Hiroshima landslides|landslides caused by a month's worth of rain that fell in one day.

Famous Birthdays


1517- Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle -French cardinal (d. 1586)

1561- Jacopo Peri -Italian composer (d. 1633)

1613- Duchess Elisabeth Sophie of Mecklenburg -(d. 1676)

1625- Thomas Corneille -French playwright (d. 1709)

1632- Louis Bourdaloue -French preacher (d. 1704)

1710- Thomas Simpson -English mathematician and academic (d. 1761)

1719- Christian Mayer (astronomer)|Christian Mayer -Czech astronomer and educator (d. 1783)

1720- Bernard de Bury -French composer (d. 1785)

1778- Bernardo O'Higgins -Chilean politician, 2nd Supreme Director of Chile (d. 1842)

1779- Jöns Jacob Berzelius -Swedish chemist and academic (d. 1848)

1799- James Prinsep -English orientalist and scholar (d. 1840)

1833- Benjamin Harrison -American general, lawyer, and politician, 23rd President of the United States (d. 1901)

1845- Albert Chmielowski -Polish saint, founded the Albertine Brothers (d. 1916)

1847- Andrew Greenwood -English cricketer (d. 1889)

1847- Bolesław Prus -Polish journalist and author (d. 1912)

1849- Charles Hubbard (archer)|Charles Hubbard -American archer (d. 1923)

1856- Jakub Bart-Ćišinski -German poet and playwright (d. 1909)

1860- Raymond Poincaré -French politician, 10th President of France (d. 1934)

1862- Jesse Carleton -American golfer (d. 1921)

1865- Bernard Tancred -South African cricketer (d. 1911)

1868- Ellen Roosevelt -American tennis player (d. 1954)

1873- Eliel Saarinen -Finnish architect, co-designed the National Museum of Finland (d. 1950)

1879- William Twaits (soccer)|William Twaits -Canadian soccer player (d. 1941)

1881- Edgar Guest -English-American poet (d. 1959)

1881- Aleksander Hellat -Estonian politician, 6th Minister of Foreign Affairs (Estonia)|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (d. 1943)

1885- Dino Campana -Italian poet (d. 1932)

1886- Paul Tillich -German-American philosopher and theologian (d. 1965)

1887- Phan Khôi -Vietnamese journalist and scholar (d. 1959)

1888- Tôn Đức Thắng -Vietnamese politician, 2nd List of Presidents of Vietnam|President of Vietnam (d. 1980)

1890- H. P. Lovecraft -American author and poet (d. 1937)

1896- Gostha Paul -Indian footballer (d. 1976)

1897- Tarjei Vesaas -Norwegian author and poet (d. 1970)

1898- Vilhelm Moberg -Swedish author and historian (d. 1973)

1901- Salvatore Quasimodo -Italian author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

1905- Jean Gebser -German linguist, poet, and philosopher (d. 1973)

1905- Jack Teagarden -American singer-songwriter and trombonist (d. 1964)

1906- Charles Arnt -American actor (d. 1990)

1906- Vidrik Rootare -Estonian chess player (d. 1981)

1907- Alan Reed -American actor (d. 1977)

1908- Al Lopez -American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)

1909- Alby Roberts -New Zealand cricketer (d. 1978)

1910- Eero Saarinen -Finnish-American architect, designed the Gateway Arch (d. 1961)

1912- John H. Michaelis -American general (d. 1985)

1913- Roger Wolcott Sperry -American neuropsychologist and neurobiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

1916- Paul Felix Schmidt -Estonian–German chess player (d. 1984)

1918- Jacqueline Susann -American author (d. 1974)

1919- Walter Bernstein -American screenwriter and producer

1920- Arnold Green (politician)|Arnold Green -Estonian politician (d. 2011)

1921- Jack Wilson (cricketer)|Jack Wilson -Australian cricketer (d. 1985)

1923- Jim Reeves -American singer-songwriter (d. 1964)

1924- George Zuverink -American baseball player

1926- Nobby Wirkowski -American-Canadian football player and coach (d. 2014)

1927- John Boardman (art historian)|John Boardman -English archaeologist and historian

1927- Yootha Joyce -English actress (d. 1980)

1927- Fred Kavli -Norwegian-American businessman and philanthropist, founded The Kavli Foundation (d. 2013)

1927- Peter Oakley -English blogger (d. 2014)

1929- Kevin Heffernan (Gaelic footballer)|Kevin Heffernan -Irish footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1930- Mario Bernardi -Canadian pianist and conductor (d. 2013)

1930- Peter Randall (GM)|Peter Randall -English sergeant (d. 2007)

1931- Mikhail Kaaleste -Estonian canoe racer

1931- Don King (boxing promoter)|Don King -American boxing promoter

1932- Anthony Ainley -English actor (d. 2004)

1932- Vasily Aksyonov -Russian author (d. 2009)

1932- Atholl McKinnon -South African cricketer (d. 1983)

1933- George J. Mitchell -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician

1934- Armi Kuusela -Finnish model, Miss Universe 1952

1934- Tom Mangold -German-English journalist and author

1935- Ron Paul -American physician, captain, and politician

1936- Hideki Shirakawa -Japanese chemist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1937- Jim Bowen -English television host

1937- Stelvio Cipriani -Italian composer

1937- El Fary -Spanish singer and actor (d. 2007)

1937- Andrei Konchalovsky -Russian director, producer, and screenwriter

1937- Sky Saxon -American singer, songwriter and bassist (The Seeds) (d. 2009)

1938- Peter Day (chemist)|Peter Day -English chemist and academic

1938- Nigel Dodds -Irish lawyer and politician

1938- Alain Vivien -French politician

1939- Fernando Poe, Jr. -Filipino actor and politician (d. 2004)

1940- Rubén Hinojosa -American politician

1940- Gus Macdonald -Scottish academic and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office

1940- Rex Sellers (cricketer)|Rex Sellers -Indian-Australian cricketer

1941- Dave Brock -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hawkwind)

1941- Rich Brooks -American football player and coach

1941- Anne Evans -English soprano

1941- William H. Gray (Pennsylvania politician)|William H. Gray -American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

1941- Slobodan Milošević -Serbian politician, 1st President of Serbia (d. 2006)

1941- Robin Oakley -English journalist and author

1941- Jo Ramírez -Mexican race car driver and manager

1942- Isaac Hayes -American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (d. 2008)

1942- Petr Kment -Czech wrestler (d. 2013)

1942- Fred Norman -American baseball player

1943- Roger Gale -English journalist and politician

1943- Sylvester McCoy -Scottish actor

1944- Rajiv Gandhi -Indian politician, 6th Prime Minister of India (d. 1991)

1944- Graig Nettles -American baseball player and manager

1945- Roy Gardner (businessman)|Roy Gardner -English businessman

1946- Henryk Broder -Polish-German journalist and author

1946- Connie Chung -American journalist

1946- Laurent Fabius -French politician, 158th Prime Minister of France

1946- Ralf Hütter -German singer and keyboard player (Kraftwerk and Organisation (band)|Organisation)

1946- N. R. Narayana Murthy -Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys

1947- Alan Lee (illustrator)|Alan Lee -English illustrator

1947- James Pankow -American trombonist and songwriter (Chicago (band)|Chicago)

1947- José Wilker -Brazilian actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1947- Ray Wise -American actor

1948- John Noble -Australian actor

1948- Robert Plant -English singer-songwriter (Led Zeppelin, Band of Joy, The Honeydrippers, and Page and Plant)

1949- Nikolas Asimos -Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1988)

1949- Katiana Balanika -Greek actress and singer

1949- Norman Featherstone -South African cricketer

1949- Alan Hardwick -English journalist, actor, and producer

1949- Patrick Kilpatrick -American actor and producer

1949- Phil Lynott -English-Irish singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Thin Lizzy, Skid Row (Irish band)|Skid Row, and Grand Slam (band)|Grand Slam) (d. 1986)

1951- Greg Bear -American author

1951- Marcel Dadi -Tunisian-French guitarist (d. 1996)

1951- Marika Lõoke -Estonian architect

1951- Mohamed Morsi -Egyptian politician, 5th President of Egypt

1951- DeForest Soaries -American minister and politician

1952- John Emburey -English cricketer and coach

1952- Doug Fieger -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Knack and Sky (US band)|Sky) (d. 2010)

1952- John Hiatt -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1952- Ric Menello -American director and screenwriter.

1953- Gerry Bertier -American football player (d. 1981)

1953- Peter Horton -American actor and director

1953- Mart Ummelas -Estonian journalist

1954- Quinn Buckner -American basketball player and coach

1954- Tawn Mastrey -American radio host and producer (d. 2007)

1954- Al Roker -American journalist, actor, and author

1955- Agnes Chan -Hong Kong singer and author

1955- Danny Murphy (actor)|Danny Murphy -American actor (d. 2014)

1955- Janet Royall, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon -English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

1956- Joan Allen -American actress

1956- Alvin Greenidge -Barbadian cricketer

1956- Desmond Swayne -English soldier and politician, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household

1957- Finlay Calder -Scottish rugby player

1957- Jim Calder (rugby union)|Jim Calder -Scottish rugby player

1957- Simon Donaldson -English mathematician and academic

1957- Sorin Antohi -Romanian journalist and historian

1958- Patricia Rozema -Canadian director and screenwriter

1958- David O. Russell -American director and screenwriter

1958- Michael Silka -American spree killer (d. 1984)

1958- John Stehr -American journalist

1958- Ukee Washington -American journalist

1961- Amanda Sonia Berry -English businesswoman

1961- Greg Egan -Australian author

1961- Joe Pasquale -English comedian and game show host

1962- Sophie Aldred -English actress

1962- Tammy Bruce -American radio host and author

1962- Song Dong-Wook -South Korean tennis player

1962- James Marsters -American actor

1963- Uwe Bialon -German footballer and manager

1963- Kal Daniels -American baseball player

1963- José Cecena -Mexican baseball player

1964- Dino Dvornik -Croatian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (d. 2008)

1964- Azarias Ruberwa -Congolese politician, Vice-Presidents of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

1965- KRS-One -American rapper, producer, and actor (Boogie Down Productions)

1966- Miguel Albaladejo -Spanish director and screenwriter

1966- Colin Cunningham -American actor

1966- Dimebag Darrell -American guitarist and songwriter (Pantera and Damageplan) (d. 2004)

1966- Enrico Letta -Italian politician, 55th Prime Minister of Italy

1966- David Rees Snell -American actor

1967- Tori (wrestler)|Tori -American bodybuilder and wrestler

1967- Andy Benes -American baseball player

1968- Brett Angell -English footballer and coach

1968- Klas Ingesson -Swedish footballer and manager

1968- Yuri Shiratori -Japanese voice actress and singer

1969- Billy Gardell -American comedian and actor

1969- Mark Holzemer -American baseball player

1970- Els Callens -Belgian tennis player

1970- Adrian Bower -English actor

1970- John D. Carmack -American game programmer, co-founded Id Software

1970- Fred Durst -American singer-songwriter, actor, and director (Limp Bizkit)

1971- Nenad Bjelica -Croatian footballer and manager

1971- Matt Calland -English rugby player and coach

1971- Jonathan Ke Quan -Vietnamese-American actor

1971- Steve Stone (footballer)|Steve Stone -English footballer and coach

1971- David Walliams -English comedian, actor, and author

1972- Derrick Alston -American basketball player

1972- Melvin Booker -American basketball player

1972- Chaney Kley -American actor, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2007)

1972- Scott Quinnell -Welsh rugby player and sportscaster

1973- Alban Bushi -Albanian footballer

1973- Alexandre Finazzi -Brazilian footballer

1973- Scott Goodman -Australian swimmer

1973- Todd Helton -American baseball player

1973- Cameron Mather -New Zealand rugby player

1973- José Paniagua -Dominican baseball player

1973- Donn Swaby -American actor

1974- Amy Adams -American actress and singer

1974- Misha Collins -American actor and producer

1974- Adam Korol -Polish rower

1974- Big Moe -American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (d. 2007)

1974- Santino Rice -American fashion designer

1974- Szabolcs Sáfár -Hungarian footballer

1974- Andy Strachan -Australian drummer and songwriter (The Living End and Pollyanna (band)|Pollyanna)

1974- Maxim Vengerov -Russian violinist and conductor

1975- Marcin Adamski -Polish footballer

1975- Shaun Newton -English footballer

1975- Mac Tonnies -American author (d. 2009)

1975- Elijah Williams (American football)|Elijah Williams -American football player and coach

1976- Chris Drury -American ice hockey player

1976- Cornel Frăsineanu -Romanian footballer

1976- Tony Grant (Irish footballer)|Tony Grant -Irish footballer

1976- Randeep Hooda -Indian actor

1976- Gene Kingsale -Aruban-Dutch baseball player

1976- Kristen Miller -American actress

1976- Marcel Podszus -German footballer

1976- Fabio Ulloa -Honduran footballer

1977- Paolo Bianco -Italian footballer

1977- Wayne Brown (footballer, born August 1977)|Wayne Brown -English footballer

1977- Felipe Contepomi -Argentinian rugby player

1977- Manuel Contepomi -Argentinian rugby player

1977- Shockmain Davis -American football player

1977- A. M. Esmonde -Welsh author, director, and producer

1977- Stéphane Gillet -Luxembourgian footballer

1977- Aaron Hamill -Australian footballer

1977- Ívar Ingimarsson -Icelandic footballer

1977- Kevin Navayne -Jamaican-American actor

1977- James Ormond -English cricketer

1977- Josh Pearce -American baseball player

1977- Aaron Taylor (baseball)|Aaron Taylor -American baseball player

1977- Mayra Verónica -Cuban-American model and singer

1978- Vinícius Bácaro -Brazilian-Italian footballer

1978- Noah Bean -American actor

1978- Alberto Martín -Spanish tennis player

1978- Emir Mkademi -Tunisian footballer

1978- Jacek Popek -Polish footballer

1978- Chris Schroder -American baseball player

1979- Haha (entertainer)|Haha -South Korean singer and actor

1979- Sarah Borwell -English tennis player

1979- Jamie Cullum -English singer-songwriter and pianist

1979- Cory Sullivan -American baseball player

1980- Corey Carrier -American actor

1980- Samuel Dumoulin -French cyclist

1980- Rochelle Gadd -English actress

1980- Langhorne Slim -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1980- Nicolás Tauber -Argentinian-Israeli footballer

1981- Ben Barnes (actor)|Ben Barnes -English actor

1981- Brett Finch -Australian rugby player

1981- Artur Kotenko -Estonian footballer

1981- Bernard Mendy -French footballer

1981- Craig Ochs -American football player

1981- Michael Rady -American actor

1981- Byron Saxton -American wrestler, manager, and journalist

1982- Cléber Luis Alberti -Brazilian footballer

1982- Aleksandr Amisulashvili -Georgian footballer

1982- Monty Dumond -South African rugby player

1982- Youssouf Hersi -Ethiopian footballer

1982- Joshua Kennedy -Australian footballer

1982- Mijaín López -Cuban wrestler

1982- Goran Nedeljković -Serbian rower

1982- Meghan Ory -Canadian actress

1982- Richard Petiot -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Barney Rogers -Zimbabwean cricketer

1982- Jamil Walker Smith -American actor

1982- Enyelbert Soto -Venezuelan-Japanese baseball player

1983- Hamza Abdullah -American football player

1983- Paulo André Cren Benini -Brazilian footballer

1983- Lance Broadway -American baseball player and actor

1983- Andrew Garfield -American-English actor

1983- Héctor Landazuri -Colombian footballer

1983- Mladen Pelaić -Croatian footballer

1983- Brian Schaefering -American football player

1983- Yuri Zhirkov -Russian footballer

1984- Aílton José Almeida -Brazilian footballer

1984- Pavel Eismann -Czech footballer

1984- Laura Georges -French footballer

1984- Jamie Hoffmann -American baseball player

1984- Tsokye Tsomo Karchung -Bhutanese model and actress, Miss Bhutan|Miss Bhutan 2008

1984- Rachelle Leah -American model and actress

1984- Ingrid Lukas -Estonian-Swiss singer-songwriter and pianist

1984- Mirai Moriyama -Japanese actor

1984- Tom Speer -American mixed martial artist

1985- Glen Buttriss -Australian rugby player

1985- Brant Daugherty -American actor

1985- Blake DeWitt -American baseball player

1985- Thomas Domingo -French rugby player

1985- Josh Flagg -American real estate agent

1985- Matt Hague -American baseball player

1985- Jack King (footballer)|Jack King -English footballer

1985- Álvaro Negredo -Spanish footballer

1985- Willie Ripia -New Zealand rugby player

1985- Joe Vitale (ice hockey)|Joe Vitale -American ice hockey player

1985- Stephen Ward (footballer)|Stephen Ward -Irish footballer

1985- Mark Washington (linebacker)|Mark Washington -American football player

1986- Letizia Ciampa -Italian voice actress

1986- Dick Donato -American reality contestant on ''Big Brother 8 (U.S.)|Big Brother''

1986- Damien Gaudin -French cyclist

1986- Lior Jan -Israeli footballer

1986- Ryo Katsuji -Japanese actor

1986- Luis Alberto Marco -Spanish runner

1986- Manuel Pamić -Croatian footballer

1986- Andrew Surman -South African-English footballer

1986- Steven Zalewski -American ice hockey player

1987- Kristina (singer)|Kristina -Slovak singer and pianist

1987- Stefan Aigner -German footballer

1987- Vedran Janjetović -Croatian-Australian footballer

1987- Sido Jombati -Portuguese footballer

1987- Egon Kaur -Estonian race car driver

1987- Roy Krishna -Fijian footballer

1987- Cătălina Ponor -Romanian gymnast

1988- Jerryd Bayless -American basketball player

1988- Sarah R, Lotfi -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1988- Ferhat Pehlivan -Turkish boxer

1988- Naathan Phan -Scottish magician and actor

1988- Nikki SooHoo -American actress

1988- José Zamora -Spanish footballer

1989- Kirko Bangz -American rapper

1989- Nebil Gahwagi -Hungarian footballer

1989- Silas Kiplagat -Kenyan runner

1989- Slavcho Shokolarov -Bulgarian footballer

1989- Dean Winnard -English footballer

1990- Jasmyn Banks -English actress

1990- Macauley Chrisantus -Nigerian footballer

1990- Venelin Filipov -Bulgarian footballer

1990- Leigh Griffiths -Scottish footballer

1990- Fabien Jarsalé -French footballer

1990- Bradley Klahn -American tennis player

1990- Ranomi Kromowidjojo -Dutch swimmer

1990- Conlin McCabe -Canadian rower

1991- Tejitu Daba -Ethiopian runner

1991- Marko Djokovic -Serbian tennis player

1991- Dejan Glavica -Croatian footballer

1991- Cory Joseph -American basketball player

1991- Jyrki Jokipakka -Finnish hockey player

1991- Arseniy Logashov -Russian footballer

1991- Luke O'Neill -English footballer

1991- Mario Tičinović -Croatian footballer

1992- Matej Delač -Croatian footballer

1992- Demi Lovato -American singer-songwriter and actress

1992- Andrei Peteleu -Romanian footballer

1992- Deniss Rakels -Latvian footballer

1993- Mario Jelavić -Croatian footballer

1993- MK Nobilette -American singer

1993- Kamel Zeghli -Algerian footballer

1994- Merily Toom -Estonian footballer

1995- Anna Danilina -Russian-Kazakhstani tennis player

1995- Liana Liberato -American actress

2000- Fátima Ptacek -American actress

History of Deaths


14- Agrippa Postumus -Roman son of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (b. 12 BC)

535- Mochta -Irish disciple of Saint Patrick

1153- Bernard of Clairvaux -French theologian and saint (b. 1090)

1384- Geert Groote -Dutch preacher, founded the Brethren of the Common Life (b. 1340)

1572- Miguel López de Legazpi -Spanish navigator and politician, 1st Governor-General of the Philippines (b. 1502)

1580- Jerónimo Osório -Portuguese historian and author (b. 1506)

1611- Tomás Luis de Victoria -Spanish priest and composer (b. 1548)

1639- Martin Opitz -German poet and hymnwriter (b. 1597)

1648- Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury -English soldier and diplomat (b. 1583)

1672- Cornelis de Witt -Dutch politician (b. 1623)

1672- Johan de Witt -Dutch politician (b. 1625)

1680- William Bedloe -English fraudster and spy (b. 1650)

1701- Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Baronet -English playwright and politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom)|Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1639)

1707- Nicolas Gigault -French organist and composer (b. 1627)

1762- Shah Waliullah -Indian scholar (b. 1703)

1773- Enrique Flórez -Spanish historian and author (b. 1701)

1785- Jean-Baptiste Pigalle -French sculptor (b. 1714)

1823- Pope Pius VII -(b. 1740)

1825- William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock -English admiral and politician, List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador|Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1753)

1835- Agnes Bulmer -English poet (b. 1775)

1854- Shiranui Dakuemon -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 8th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1801)

1887- Jules Laforgue -French poet (b. 1860)

1893- Alexander Wassilko von Serecki -Austrian politician (b. 1827)

1912- William Booth -English preacher, co-founded The Salvation Army (b. 1829)

1914- Pope Pius X -(b. 1835)

1915- Paul Ehrlich -German physician and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1854)

1917- Adolf von Baeyer -German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1835)

1919- Gregor MacGregor (sportsman)|Greg MacGregor -Scottish cricketer and rugby player (b. 1869)

1930- Charles Bannerman -Australian cricketer and umpire (b. 1851)

1942- István Horthy -Hungarian admiral (b. 1904)

1947- Albert Henderson -Canadian soccer player (b. 1881)

1961- Percy Williams Bridgman -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)

1963- Joan Voûte -Dutch astronomer (b. 1879)

1965- Jonathan Daniels -American activist (b. 1939)

1965- George Oliver (golfer)|George Oliver -American golfer (b. 1883)

1971- Rashid Minhas -Pakistani lieutenant and pilot (b. 1951)

1974- Buford Pusser -American police officer (b. 1937)

1979- Christian Dotremont -Belgian painter and poet (b. 1922)

1980- Joe Dassin -American-French singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

1982- Ulla Jacobsson -Swedish actress (b. 1929)

1986- Milton Acorn -Canadian poet and playwright (b. 1923)

1987- Walenty Kłyszejko -Estonian–Polish basketball player and coach (b. 1909)

1993- Bernard Delfgaauw -Dutch philosopher and academic (b. 1912)

1995- Hugo Pratt -Italian author and illustrator (b. 1927)

1996- Rio Reiser -German singer-songwriter (Ton Steine Scherben) (b. 1950)

1997- Norris Bradbury -American soldier, physicist, and academic (b. 1909)

1997- Léon Dion -Canadian political scientist and academic (b. 1922)

2001- Fred Hoyle -English astronomer and author (b. 1915)

2001- Kim Stanley -American actress (b. 1925)

2005- Thomas Herrion -American football player (b. 1981)

2005- Krzysztof Raczkowski -Polish drummer and songwriter (Vader (band)|Vader, Dies Irae (band)|Dies Irae, Hunter (band)|Hunter, and Sweet Noise) (b. 1970)

2006- Claude Blanchard -Canadian singer and actor (b. 1932)

2006- Bryan Budd -Irish soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1977)

2006- Joe Rosenthal -American photographer (b. 1911)

2007- Leona Helmsley -American businesswoman (b. 1920)

2008- Ed Freeman -American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)

2008- Hua Guofeng -Chinese politician, 2nd Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1921)

2008- Stephanie Tubbs Jones -American lawyer and politician (b. 1949)

2008- Gene Upshaw -American football player (b. 1945)

2009- Larry Knechtel -American keyboard player and bass player (Bread (band)|Bread and The Wrecking Crew (music)|The Wrecking Crew) (b. 1940)

2009- Karla Kuskin -American author and illustrator (b. 1932)

2010- Đặng Phong -Vietnamese economist and historian (b. 1937)

2011- Ram Sharan Sharma -Indian historian and academic (b. 1919)

2012- Phyllis Diller -American actress (b. 1917)

2012- Virginia Dwyer -American actress (b. 1919)

2012- Daryl Hine -Canadian-American poet and academic (b. 1936)

2012- Dom Mintoff -Maltese journalist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1916)

2012- Len Quested -English footballer and manager (b. 1925)

2012- Mika Yamamoto -Japanese journalist (b. 1967)

2012- Meles Zenawi -Ethiopian politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (b. 1955)

2013- Sathima Bea Benjamin -South African singer-songwriter (b. 1936)

2013- Narendra Dabholkar -Indian author and activist (b. 1945)

2013- Don Hassler -American saxophonist and composer (b. 1929)

2013- Elmore Leonard -American author and screenwriter (b. 1925)

2013- Marian McPartland -English-American pianist and composer (b. 1918)

2013- John W. Morris -American general (b. 1921)

2013- Ted Post -American director and screenwriter (b. 1918)

2014- Anton Buslov -Russian astrophysicist and journalist (b. 1983)

2014- Lois Mai Chan -Taiwanese-American librarian, author, and academic (b. 1934)

2014- Boris Dubin -Russian sociologist and academic (b. 1946)

2014- B. K. S. Iyengar -Indian yoga instructor and author, founded Iyengar Yoga (b. 1918)

2014- Buddy MacMaster -Canadian singer-songwriter and fiddler (b. 1924)

2014- Sava Stojkov -Serbian painter (b. 1925)

2014- Edmund Szoka -American cardinal (b. 1927)