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Day History: August-24

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Events History


49 BC- Julius Caesar -s general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Battle of the Bagradas River (49 BC)|Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba I of Numidia|Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture.

79- Mount Vesuvius -Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79|erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash (note: this traditional date has been challenged, and many scholars believe that the event occurred on October 24).

410-The Visigoths -under king Alaric I begin to Sack of Rome (410)|pillage Rome.

455-The Vandals -led by king Genseric, begin to Sack of Rome (455)|plunder Rome. Pope Leo I requests Genseric not destroy the Ancient history|ancient city or murder its citizens. He agrees and the City gate|gates of Ancient Rome|Rome are opened. However, the Vandals Looting|loot a great amount of treasure.

1185- Sack of Thessalonica (1185)|Sack of Thessalonica -by the Normans.

1200-King John of England -signer of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angoulême in Bordeaux Cathedral.

1215- Pope Innocent III -declares Magna Carta invalid.

1349-Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz -after being blamed for the bubonic plague.

1391- Jews -are massacred in Palma de Mallorca.

1456-The printing of the Gutenberg Bible -is completed.

1482-The town and castle of capture of Berwick (1482)|Berwick upon Tweed is captured -from Scotland by an English army

1516-The Ottoman Empire -under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo)|Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Syria at the Battle of Marj Dabiq.

1561- William the Silent|Willem of Orange -marries duchess Anna of Saxony.

1608-The first official English representative to India lands in Surat -

1662-The Act of Uniformity 1662|Act of Uniformity -requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.

1682- William Penn -receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania.

1690- Job Charnock -of the East India Company establishes a factory in Kolkata|Calcutta, an event formerly considered the founding of the city (in 2003 the Calcutta High Court ruled that the city has no birthday).

1781- American Revolutionary War -A small force of Pennsylvania militia (United States)|militia is Lochry's Defeat|ambushed and overwhelmed by an American Indian group, which forces George Rogers Clark to abandon his attempt to attack Detroit.

1812- Peninsular War -A coalition of Spanish, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|British, and Kingdom of Portugal|Portuguese forces succeed in lifting the two-and-a-half-year-long Siege of Cádiz.

1814-British troops invade Washington, D.C. and during the Burning of Washington -the White House, the United States Capitol|Capitol and many other buildings are set ablaze.

1815-The modern Constitution of the Netherlands -is signed.

1816-The Treaty of St. Louis#1816 - Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi|Treaty of St. Louis -is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.

1820- Constitutionalism|Constitutionalist -History of Portugal#Crises of the nineteenth century|insurrection at Porto|Oporto, Portugal.

1821-The Treaty of Córdoba -is signed in Córdoba, Veracruz|Córdoba, now in Veracruz (state)|Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.

1857-The Panic of 1857 -begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in United States history.

1870-The Wolseley Expedition -reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.

1875-Captain Matthew Webb -became first person to swim the English Channel

1891- Thomas Edison -patents the motion picture camera.

1898- Mikhail Nikolayevich Muravyov|Count Muravyov -Foreign Minister of Russia presents a ''rescript'' that convoked the Hague Conventions (1899 and 1907)|First Hague Peace Conference.

1909-Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal -

1914- World War I -German troops capture Namur, Belgium|Namur.

1914-World War I: The Battle of Cer -ends as the first Allies of World War I|Allied victory in the war.

1929-Second day of two-day 1929 Hebron massacre|Hebron massacre -during the 1929 Palestine riots: Palestinian people|Arab attacks on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, result in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city.

1931-France and the Soviet Union -sign a neutrality/no attack treaty.

1931-Resignation of the United Kingdom's Second Labour Government -Formation of the UK National Government.

1932- Amelia Earhart -becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).

1933-The Crescent (Amtrak)|Crescent Limited -train derails in Washington, D.C., after the Amtrak Railroad Anacostia Bridge|bridge it is crossing is washed out by the 1933 Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane.

1936-The Australian Antarctic Territory -is created.

1937- Spanish Civil War -the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.

1937-Spanish Civil War: Sovereign Council of Asturias and León -is proclaimed in Gijón.

1941- Adolf Hitler -orders the cessation of Nazi Germany|Nazi Germany's systematic Action T4|T4 euthanasia program of the mental illness|mentally ill and the Disability|handicapped due to protests, although killings continue for the remainder of the war.

1942- World War II -The Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Japanese aircraft carrier ''Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō|Ryūjō'' is sunk and US carrier {{USS|Enterprise|CV-6|6}} heavily damaged.

1944-World War II: Allied troops begin Liberation of Paris|the attack on Paris -

1949-The treaty creating the NATO|North Atlantic Treaty Organization -goes into effect.

1950- Edith Sampson -becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the United Nations.

1954-The Communist Control Act -goes into effect, outlawing the American Communist Party.

1954- Getúlio Dornelles Vargas -president of Brazil, commits suicide and is succeeded by João Café Filho.

1963- Buddhist crisis -As a result of the Xá Lợi Pagoda raids, the US State Department Cable 243|cables the United States Embassy, Saigon to encourage Army of the Republic of Vietnam generals to 1963 South Vietnamese coup|launch a coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem if he did not remove his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu.

1967-Led by Abbie Hoffman -the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the New York Stock Exchange by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab them.

1981- Mark David Chapman -is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.

1989- Colombia -drug barons declare "total war" on the Government of Colombia|Colombian government.

1989- Cincinnati Reds -Manager (baseball)|manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner of Baseball (MLB)|Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.

1989- Tadeusz Mazowiecki -is chosen as the first non-communist Prime Minister in Central Europe|Central and Eastern Europe.

1991- Mikhail Gorbachev -resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1991- Ukraine -Declaration of Independence of Ukraine|declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.

1992- Hurricane Andrew -makes landfall (meteorology)|landfall just south of Miami as a Category 5 Tropical Cyclone|hurricane.

1994-Initial accord between Israel -and the PLO about partial self-rule of the palestinian people|Palestinians on the West Bank.

1998-First radio-frequency identification -(RFID) human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.

2001- Air Transat Flight 236 -runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.

2004-Eighty-nine passengers die after Russian aircraft bombings of August 2004|two airliners explode -after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions are caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.

2006-The International Astronomical Union -(IAU) 2006 definition of planet|redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet.

2010-In San Fernando, Tamaulipas -Mexico, 72 illegal immigrants are 2010 San Fernando massacre|killed by Los Zetas and eventually found dead by Mexican authorities.

2014-A 6.0 magnitude 2014 South Napa earthquake|earthquake strikes -Napa, California, in the northern San Francisco Bay area, It was the largest earthquake to strike northern California since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

Famous Birthdays


1113- Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou -(d. 1151)

1198- Alexander II of Scotland -(d. 1249)

1358- John I of Castile -(d. 1390)

1393- Arthur III, Duke of Brittany -(d. 1458)

1552- Lavinia Fontana -Italian painter (d. 1614)

1578- John Taylor (poet)|John Taylor -English poet (d. 1653)

1591- Robert Herrick (poet)|Robert Herrick -English poet and cleric (d. 1674)

1635- Peder Griffenfeld -Danish politician (d. 1699)

1707- Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon -(d. 1791)

1732- Peter Ernst Wilde -German physician and journalist (d. 1785)

1750- Letizia Ramolino -French wife of Carlo Buonaparte (d. 1836)

1758- Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin -(d. 1794)

1759- William Wilberforce -English politician and philanthropist (d. 1833)

1772- William I of the Netherlands -(d. 1840)

1787- James Weddell -Belgian-English sailor, hunter, and explorer (d. 1834)

1824- Antonio Stoppani -Italian geologist and scholar (d. 1891)

1837- Théodore Dubois -French organist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)

1845- James Calhoun (soldier)|James Calhoun -American lieutenant (d. 1876)

1851- Tom Kendall -Australian cricketer (d. 1924)

1860- David Bowman (Australian politician)|David Bowman -Australian politician (d. 1916)

1863- Dragutin Lerman -Croatian explorer (d. 1918)

1865- Ferdinand I of Romania -(d. 1927)

1872- Max Beerbohm -English-Italian author and illustrator (d. 1956)

1880- Joshua Lionel Cowen -American businessman, co-founded the Lionel Corporation (d. 1965)

1884- Earl Derr Biggers -American author and playwright (d. 1933)

1887- Harry Hooper -American baseball player and National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum|Baseball Hall of Fame inductee (d. 1974)

1890- Duke Kahanamoku -American swimmer, actor, and surfer (d. 1968)

1890- Jean Rhys -Dominican-English author (d. 1979)

1893- Haim Ernst Wertheimer -German-Israeli biochemist and academic (d. 1978)

1895- Richard Cushing -American cardinal (d. 1970)

1897- Fred Rose (songwriter)|Fred Rose -American pianist, songwriter, and publisher (d. 1954)

1898- Malcolm Cowley -American author, poet, and critic (d. 1989)

1899- Jorge Luis Borges -Argentinian-Swiss author, poet, and critic (d. 1986)

1899- Albert Claude -Belgian biologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)

1899- Gaylord DuBois -American author (d. 1993)

1901- Preston Foster -American actor and singer (d. 1970)

1902- Fernand Braudel -French historian and academic (d. 1985)

1902- Carlo Gambino -Italian-American mob boss (d. 1976)

1903- Karl Hanke -Polish-German politician (d. 1945)

1904- Mary Burchell -English activist and author (d. 1986)

1904- Alice White -American actress and singer (d. 1983)

1905- Arthur Crudup -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)

1905- Siaka Stevens -Sierra Leonean politician, 1st President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988)

1907- Bruno Giacometti -Swiss architect, designed the Hallenstadion (d. 2012)

1908- Shivaram Rajguru -Indian activist (d. 1931)

1909- Ronnie Grieveson -South African cricketer (d. 1998)

1911- Viktor Barna -Hungarian-English table tennis player (d. 1972)

1911- Lofty England -English engineer and manager (d. 1995)

1911- Durward Kirby -American television host and announcer (d. 2000)

1911- Michel Pablo -Egyptian-Greek Trotskyist leader (d. 1996)

1913- Charles Snead Houston -American physician and mountaineer (d. 2009)

1914- Ivar Iversen -Norwegian canoe racer (d. 2012)

1915- James Tiptree, Jr. -American author (d. 1987)

1916- Ruy de Freitas -Brazilian basketball player (d. 2012)

1916- Léo Ferré -Monegasque singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1993)

1916- Hal Smith (actor)|Hal Smith -American actor and singer (d. 1994)

1917- Dennis James -American game show host and actor (d. 1997)

1918- Sikander Bakht -Indian politician, Minister of External Affairs (India)|Minister of External Affairs for India (d. 2004)

1919- Enrique Llanes -Mexican wrestler (d. 2004)

1920- Alex Colville -Canadian painter (d. 2013)

1921- Sam Tingle -Zimbabwean race car driver (d. 2008)

1921- Eric Simms (ornithologist)|Eric Simms -English ornithologist and conservationist (d. 2009)

1922- René Lévesque -Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Premier of Quebec (d. 1987)

1922- Howard Zinn -American historian, author, and activist (d. 2010)

1923- Arthur Jensen -American psychologist and academic (d. 2012)

1924- Alyn Ainsworth -English singer and conductor (d. 1990)

1924- Jimmy Gardner (actor)|Jimmy Gardner -English actor (d. 2010)

1927- Anjali Devi -Indian actress and producer (d. 2014)

1927- David Ireland (author)|David Ireland -Australian author

1927- Harry Markowitz -American economist and academic, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate

1929- Yasser Arafat -Egyptian-Palestinian engineer and politician, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (d. 2004)

1929- Betty Dodson -American educator and author

1930- Roger McCluskey -American race car driver (d. 1993)

1932- Robert D. Hales -American captain and religious leader

1932- Cormac Murphy-O'Connor -English cardinal

1932- W. Morgan Sheppard -English actor

1934- Kenny Baker (English actor)|Kenny Baker -English actor

1936- A. S. Byatt -English author and poet

1936- Kenny Guinn -American banker and politician, 27th Governor of Nevada (d. 2010)

1936- Arthur B. C. Walker, Jr. -American physicist and academic (d. 2001)

1937- Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola -Nigerian businessman and politician (d. 1998)

1937- Susan Sheehan -Austrian-American author

1938- Halldór Blöndal -Icelandic politician

1938- David Freiberg -American singer and bass player (Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, and Jefferson Starship)

1938- Mason Williams -American guitarist and composer

1940- Francine Lalonde -Canadian educator and politician (d. 2014)

1940- Madsen Pirie -English author and educator

1942- Max Cleland -American captain and politician

1942- Peter Gummer, Baron Chadlington -English businessman

1943- John Cipollina -American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Dinosaurs, and Man (band)|Man) (d. 1989)

1943- Dafydd Iwan -Welsh singer and politician

1943- Pini Zahavi -Israeli journalist and agent

1944- Henry Braden -American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

1944- Bill Goldsworthy -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)

1944- Gregory Jarvis -American captain, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1986)

1944- Rocky Johnson -Canadian-American wrestler

1945- Ronee Blakley -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1945- Molly Duncan (musician)|Molly Duncan -Scottish saxophonist (Average White Band)

1945- Ken Hensley -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Uriah Heep (band)|Uriah Heep, The Gods (band)|The Gods, and Toe Fat)

1945- Vince McMahon -American wrestler, promoter, producer, and actor

1947- Anne Archer -American actress and producer

1947- Paulo Coelho -Brazilian author and songwriter

1947- Roger De Vlaeminck -Belgian cyclist

1947- Joe Manchin -American politician, 34th Governor of West Virginia

1947- Vladimir Masorin -Russian admiral

1947- Raven De La Croix -American actress

1948- Jean Michel Jarre -French pianist, composer, and producer

1948- Alexander McCall Smith -Rhodesian-Scottish author and educator

1948- Sauli Niinistö -Finnish captain and politician, 12th President of Finland

1948- Kim Sung-il -South Korean commander and pilot

1949- Pia Degermark -Swedish actress

1949- Stephen Paulus -American composer (d. 2014)

1949- Joe Regalbuto -American actor and director

1949- Charles Rocket -American actor (d. 2005)

1950- John Banaszak -American football player and coach

1950- Tim D. White -American paleoanthropologist and academic

1951- Orson Scott Card -American author and critic

1951- Oscar Hijuelos -American author and academic (d. 2013)

1952- Marion Bloem -Dutch author, director, and painter

1952- Bob Corker -American politician

1952- John Cowan -American singer and bass player (New Grass Revival, The Sky Kings, and The Doobie Brothers)

1952- Carlo Curley -American organist (d. 2012)

1952- Ian Grob -English race car driver

1952- Holly Hallstrom -American model

1952- Linton Kwesi Johnson -Jamaican-English poet

1952- Mike Shanahan -American football player and coach

1952- Peter Vogel (footballer)|Peter Vogel -German footballer

1953- Ron Holloway -American saxophonist

1953- Sam Torrance -Scottish golfer and sportscaster

1954- Philippe Cataldo -Algerian-French singer-songwriter

1954- Alain Daigle -Canadian ice hockey player

1954- Heini Otto -Dutch footballer, coach, and manager

1955- Mike Huckabee -American minister and politician, 44th Governor of Arkansas

1956- John Culberson -American lawyer and politician

1956- Dick Lee -Singaporean singer-songwriter and playwright

1956- Kevin Dunn -American actor

1957- Jeffrey Daniel -American singer-songwriter and dancer (Shalamar)

1957- Stephen Fry -English actor, journalist, producer, and screenwriter

1957- Marcel Vanthilt -Belgian singer and television host

1958- Steve Guttenberg -American actor and producer

1958- Chris Offutt -American author and academic

1959- Adrian Kuiper -South African cricketer

1959- Meg Munn -English politician

1960- Kim Christofte -Danish footballer

1960- Takashi Miike -Japanese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1960- Cal Ripken, Jr. -American baseball player and coach

1961- Ingrid Berghmans -Belgian martial artist

1961- Jared Harris -English actor

1962- Major Garrett -American journalist

1962- Craig Kilborn -American actor and talk show host

1962- David Koechner -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1962- Emile Roemer -Dutch educator and politician

1963- John Bush (musician)|John Bush -American singer-songwriter (Anthrax (American band)|Anthrax and Armored Saint)

1963- Hideo Kojima -Japanese director and producer

1964- Éric Bernard -French race car driver

1964- Oteil Burbridge -American bass player (The Allman Brothers Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Vida Blue (band)|Vida Blue, BK3, and Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit)

1964- Dana Gould -American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1964- Salizhan Sharipov -Kyrgyzstani-Russian lieutenant, pilot, and astronaut

1965- Marlee Matlin -American actress

1965- Reggie Miller -American basketball player and sportscaster

1965- Brian Rajadurai -Sri Lankan-Canadian cricketer

1966- Nick Denton -English-American journalist, founded Gawker Media

1967- Michael Thomas (footballer, born 1967)|Michael Thomas -English footballer

1968- Benoît Brunet -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1968- Shoichi Funaki -Japanese-American wrestler

1968- Andreas Kisser -Brazilian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Sepultura and Hail!)

1968- Urmas Liivamaa -Estonian footballer

1968- Tim Salmon -American baseball player and sportscaster

1968- James Toney -American boxer

1969- Jans Koerts -Dutch cyclist

1970- David Gregory (journalist)|David Gregory -American journalist

1970- Dan Henderson -American wrestler and mixed martial artist

1970- Tugay Kerimoğlu -Turkish footballer and manager

1971- Pierfrancesco Favino -Italian actor

1972- Jean-Luc Brassard -Canadian skier

1973- Andrew Brunette -Canadian ice hockey player

1973- Dave Chappelle -American comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter

1973- Inge de Bruijn -Dutch swimmer

1973- Grey DeLisle -American voice actress and singer

1973- Carmine Giovinazzo -American actor and singer

1974- Órla Fallon -Irish singer-songwriter (Celtic Woman and Anúna)

1974- Jennifer Lien -American actress

1975- Roberto Colombo (footballer)|Roberto Colombo -Italian footballer

1975- Mark de Vries -Surinamese-Dutch footballer

1976- Simon Dennis -English rower

1976- Alex O'Loughlin -Australian actor

1976- Nordin Wooter -Surinamese-Dutch footballer

1977- Denílson de Oliveira Araújo -Brazilian footballer

1977- Robert Enke -German footballer (d. 2009)

1977- Per Gade -Danish footballer

1977- John Green (author)|John Green -American author and blogger

1977- Jürgen Macho -Austrian footballer

1978- Derek Morris (ice hockey)|Derek Morris -Canadian ice hockey player

1978- Beth Riesgraf -American actress

1978- Darren Robinson (musician)|Darren Robinson -American singer and guitarist (Phantom Planet)

1979- Vahur Afanasjev -Estonian author and poet

1979- Orlando Engelaar -Dutch footballer

1979- Elva Hsiao -Taiwanese singer and actress

1979- Kaki King -American guitarist and composer

1979- Michael Redd -American basketball player

1979- Markus Walger -German rugby player

1980- Sonja Bennett -Canadian actress

1981- Chad Michael Murray -American model and actor

1981- Jiro Wang -Taiwanese singer and actor (Fahrenheit (Taiwanese band)|Fahrenheit and Dong Cheng Wei)

1982- José Bosingwa -Portuguese footballer

1982- Kim Källström -Swedish footballer

1982- Glen Atle Larsen -Norwegian footballer

1983- Brett Gardner -American baseball player

1983- Marcel Goc -German ice hockey player

1983- Christopher Parker -English actor and television host

1983- George Perris -Greek-French singer-songwriter and pianist

1983- Maher Abu Remeleh -Palestinian martial artist

1984- Yesung -South Korean singer and actor (Super Junior and SM the Ballad)

1984- Charlie Villanueva -American basketball player

1986- Nick Adenhart -American baseball player (d. 2009)

1986- Joseph Akpala -Nigerian footballer

1986- Shanthanu Bhagyaraj -Indian actor

1986- Arian Foster -American football player

1986- Fabiano Santacroce -Italian footballer

1987- Anže Kopitar -Slovenian ice hockey player

1987- Jon Scheyer -American basketball player

1988- Rupert Grint -English actor

1988- Helga Krapf -Filipino actress

1988- Maya Yoshida -Japanese footballer

1989- Rocío Igarzábal -Argentinian actress and singer (Teen Angels)

1990- Juan Pedro Lanzani -Argentinian actor and singer (Teen Angels)

1990- Anna-Liisa Põld -Estonian-American swimmer

1990- Jeffrey Vinokur -American chemist and dancer

1991- Anett Schutting -Estonian tennis player

1994- Aqib Khan -English actor

1994- King Krule -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1994- Rafid Topan Sucipto -Indonesian motorcycle racer

1996- Camila Giangreco Campiz -Paraguayan tennis player

1998- Robin (singer)|Robin -Finnish singer

2003- Alexandre Coste -French son of Albert II, Prince of Monaco

History of Deaths


1042- Michael V Kalaphates -Byzantine emperor (b. 1015)

1103- Magnus Barefoot -Norwegian king (b. 1073)

1217- Eustace the Monk -French pirate (b. 1170)

1540- Parmigianino -Italian painter (b. 1503)

1542- Gasparo Contarini -Italian cardinal (b. 1483)

1572- Gaspard II de Coligny -French admiral (b. 1519)

1572- Charles de Téligny -French soldier and diplomat (b. 1535)

1595- Thomas Digges -English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1546)

1647- Nicholas Stone -English sculptor and architect (b. 1586)

1679- Jean François Paul de Gondi -French cardinal (b. 1614)

1680- Thomas Blood -Irish colonel (b. 1618)

1680- Ferdinand Bol -Dutch painter (b. 1616)

1683- John Owen (theologian)|John Owen -English theologian and academic (b. 1616)

1759- Ewald Christian von Kleist -German poet and soldier (b. 1715)

1773- George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton -English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1709)

1779- Cosmas of Aetolia -Greek monk and saint (b. 1714)

1798- Thomas Alcock (clergyman)|Thomas Alcock -English clergyman and author (b. 1709)

1818- James Carr (Massachusetts politician)|James Carr -American politician (b. 1777)

1832- Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot -French physicist and engineer (b. 1796)

1841- Theodore Hook -English composer (b. 1788)

1841- John Ordronaux (privateer)|John Ordronaux -French-American soldier (b. 1778)

1888- Rudolf Clausius -German physicist and mathematician (b. 1822)

1895- Albert F. Mummery -English mountaineer and author (b. 1855)

1923- Kate Douglas Wiggin -American author (b. 1856)

1930- Tom Norman -English businessman and showman (b. 1860)

1940- Paul Gottlieb Nipkow -Polish-German technician and inventor, invented the Nipkow disk (b. 1860)

1943- Antonio Alice -Argentinian painter (b. 1886)

1943- Simone Weil -French philosopher and activist (b. 1909)

1945- Midori Naka -Japanese actress (b. 1909)

1946- James Clark McReynolds -American lawyer and judge, 48th United States Attorney General (b. 1862)

1954- Getúlio Vargas -Brazilian lawyer and politician, 14th President of Brazil (b. 1882)

1956- Kenji Mizoguchi -Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1898)

1956- Mitchell Lewis -American actor (b. 1880)

1958- Paul Henry (painter)|Paul Henry -Irish painter (b. 1876)

1961- Günter Litfin -German person that was Deaths at the Berlin Wall|shot at the Berlin Wall (b. 1937)

1965- Mart Kuusik -Estonian rower (b. 1877)

1967- Lam Bun -Hong Kong radio host (b. 1930)

1967- Henry J. Kaiser -American businessman, founded Kaiser Shipyards and Kaiser Aluminum (b. 1882)

1974- Alexander P. de Seversky -Russian-American pilot and businessman, co-founded Republic Aviation (b. 1894)

1977- Buddy O'Connor -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)

1978- Louis Prima -American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and actor (b. 1910)

1979- Hanna Reitsch -German pilot (b. 1912)

1979- Sampson Sievers -Russian monk and mystic (b. 1898)

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

1982- Félix-Antoine Savard -Canadian priest and author (b. 1896)

1983- Kalevi Kotkas -Estonian-Finnish high jumper and discus thrower (b. 1913)

1983- Scott Nearing -American economist, educator, and activist (b. 1883)

1985- Paul Creston -American composer (b. 1906)

1987- Malcolm Kirk -English wrestler (b. 1936)

1990- Sergei Dovlatov -Russian-American journalist and author (b. 1941)

1990- Gely Abdel Rahman -Sudanese-Egyptian poet and academic (b. 1931)

1991- Bernard Castro -Italian-American inventor (b. 1904)

1992- André Donner -Dutch judge (b. 1918)

1997- Werner Abrolat -German actor (b. 1924)

1997- Luigi Villoresi -Italian race car driver (b. 1907)

1998- E. G. Marshall -American actor (b. 1910)

1999- Mary Jane Croft -American actress (b. 1916)

1999- Alexandre Lagoya -Egyptian guitarist (b. 1929)

2000- Andy Hug -Swiss martial artist and kick-boxer (b. 1964)

2001- Jane Greer -American actress and singer (b. 1924)

2001- Roman Matsov -Estonian violinist, pianist, and conductor (b. 1917)

2002- Nikolay Guryanov -Russian priest and mystic (b. 1909)

2003- Wilfred Thesiger -Ethiopian-English explorer and author (b. 1910)

2004- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross -Swiss-American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1926)

2005- Kaleth Morales -Colombian singer-songwriter (b. 1984)

2005- Kalin Twins|Hal Kalin -American singer (Kalin Twins) (b. 1934)

2006- Leonard Levy -Canadian-American author and academic (b. 1923)

2006- Cristian Nemescu -Romanian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1979)

2006- Rocco Petrone -American engineer (b. 1926)

2006- Léopold Simoneau -Canadian tenor (b. 1916)

2007- Andrée Boucher -Canadian politician, 39th Mayor of Quebec City (b. 1937)

2007- Aaron Russo -American director and producer (b. 1943)

2010- Satoshi Kon -Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1963)

2011- Mike Flanagan (baseball)|Mike Flanagan -American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1951)

2012- Dadullah (Pakistani Taliban)|Dadullah -Pakistani Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan|Taliban leader (b. 1965)

2012- Pauli Ellefsen -Faroese politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1936)

2012- Steve Franken -American actor (b. 1932)

2012- Claire Malis -American actress (b. 1943)

2012- Dale Sommers -American radio host (b. 1943)

2012- Maureen Toal -Irish actress (b. 1930)

2012- Félix Miélli Venerando -Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1937)

2013- Gerry Baker -American soccer player and manager (b. 1938)

2013- Nílton de Sordi -Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1931)

2013- Julie Harris -American actress and singer (b. 1925)

2013- Muriel Siebert -American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1928)

2013- Mike Winters (comedian)|Mike Winters -English comedian and actor (b. 1926)

2014- Richard Attenborough -English actor, director, producer, and politician (b. 1923)

2014- Antônio Ermírio de Moraes -Brazilian businessman (b. 1928)

2014- Aldo Donati (singer)|Aldo Donati -Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)

2014- Leonid Stadnyk -Ukrainian giant (b. 1970)