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Day History: August-27

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


410-The Sack of Rome (410)|sacking -of Ancient Rome|Rome by the Visigoths ends after three days.

1172- Henry the Young King -and Margaret of France, Queen of England and Hungary|Margaret of France are crowned as junior king and queen of England.

1232-The Goseibai Shikimoku|Formulary of Adjudications -is promulgated by Shikken|Regent Hōjō Yasutoki. (Traditional Japanese calendar|Japanese date: August 10, 1232)

1593- Pierre Barrière -fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.

1689-The Treaty of Nerchinsk -is signed by Tsardom of Russia|Russia and the Qing Empire (Julian calendar).

1776- Battle of Long Island -In what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe|William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.

1793- French Revolutionary Wars -The city of Toulon revolts against the French First Republic|French Republic and admits the British and Spanish fleets to seize Military port of Toulon|its port, leading to the Siege of Toulon by French Revolutionary Army|French Revolutionary forces.

1798- Wolfe Tone -s Society of United Irishmen|United Irish and French Revolutionary Army|French forces clash with the British Army in the Battle of Castlebar, part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, resulting in the creation of the French client republic|French puppet Republic of Connacht.

1810- Napoleonic Wars -The French Navy Battle of Grand Port|defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port District|Grand Port on Mauritius|Île de France.

1813-French Emperor Napoleon I -defeats a larger force of Austrian Empire|Austrians, Russian Empire|Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.

1828- Uruguay -is formally proclaimed independent at preliminary peace talks brokered by United Kingdom|the United Kingdom between Brazil and Argentina during the Cisplatine War.

1832- Black Hawk (Sauk leader)|Black Hawk -leader of the Sauk people|Sauk tribe of Native Americans, surrenders to U.S. authorities, ending the Black Hawk War.

1859- Petroleum -is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well.

1896- Anglo-Zanzibar War -The shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45), between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.

1910- Mother Teresa -was baptised and she received name Agnes

1914- Battle of Étreux -A British rearguard action by the Royal Munster Fusiliers during the Great Retreat.

1916-The Kingdom of Romania -declares war on Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allies of World War I|Allied nations.

1918- Mexican Revolution -Battle of Ambos Nogales: United States Army|U.S. Army forces skirmish against Mexican Carrancistas and their German Empire|German military advisor|advisors in the only battle of World War I fought on American soil.

1921-The British install the son of Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca|Sharif Hussein bin Ali -(leader of the Arab Revolt of 1916 against the Ottoman Empire) as Faisal I of Iraq|King Faisal I of Kingdom of Iraq|Iraq.

1922- Greco-Turkish War (1919–22)|Greco-Turkish War -The Turkish army takes the Aegean Region|Aegean city of Afyonkarahisar from the Kingdom of Greece.

1927- The Famous Five (Canada)|Five Canadian women -file a petition to the Supreme Court of Canada, asking, "Does the word 'Persons' in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?"

1928-The Kellogg–Briand Pact -outlawing war is signed by the first fifteen nations to do so. Ultimately sixty-one nations will sign it.

1933-The first Bible translations into Afrikaans|Afrikaans Bible -is introduced during a Bible Festival in Bloemfontein.

1939-First flight of the turbojet -powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft.

1943- World War II -Empire of Japan|Japanese forces evacuate New Georgia|New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

1957- Constitution of Malaysia|Malaysia's constitution -comes into force.

1962-The Mariner 2 -unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.

1964- Army of the Republic of Vietnam|South Vietnamese junta -leader Nguyễn Khánh enters into a triumvirate power-sharing arrangement with rival generals Trần Thiện Khiêm and Dương Văn Minh, who had both been involved in plots to unseat Khánh.

1971-An attempted coup d'état -fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.

1975-The Governor of Portuguese Timor -abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.

1979-A Provisional Irish Republican Army -bomb kills British retired admiral Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma|Lord Mountbatten and three others while they are boating on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Ireland. Shortly after, 18 British Army soldiers are Warrenpoint ambush|killed in an ambush near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland.

1982-Turkish military attache|military diplomat -Colonel Atilla Altıkat is shot and killed in Ottawa, Canada's capital city. Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide claim responsibility, saying they are avenging the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in the 1915 Armenian Genocide.

1985-The Nigeria -government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.

1991-The European Community -recognizes the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

1991- Moldova -declares independence from the Soviet Union|USSR.

1992-'' Super Mario Kart -' is released in Japan for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System|Super Famicom, which starts the ''Mario Kart'' series.

1993-The Rainbow Bridge (Tokyo)|Rainbow Bridge -connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.

2000-The {{convert|540|m|ft|0|adj=on}}-tall Ostankino Tower -in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.

2003- Mars -makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing {{convert|34646418|mi}} distant.

2003-The first six-party talks -involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convene to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Korea and weapons of mass destruction|North Korean nuclear weapons program.

2006- Comair Flight 5191 -crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.

2009- Internal conflict in Burma -The State Peace and Development Council|Burmese military junta and ethnic armies begin Kokang incident|three days of violent clashes in the Kokang Special Region.

2011- Hurricane Irene -strikes the East Coast of the United States|United States east coast, killing 47 and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage.

2013-The 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots|riots -between two religious communities started at Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Famous Birthdays


1407- Ashikaga Yoshikazu -Japanese shogun (d. 1425)

1471- George, Duke of Saxony -(d. 1539)

1487- Anna of Brandenburg -(d. 1514)

1637- Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore -English politician, 2nd List of Proprietors of Maryland|Proprietor of Maryland (d. 1715)

1665- John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol -English politician (d. 1751)

1669- Anne Marie d'Orléans -French wife of Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1728)

1677- Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun -Austrian general (d. 1748)

1724- John Joachim Zubly -Swiss-American pastor, planter, and politician (d. 1781)

1730- Johann Georg Hamann -German philosopher and author (d. 1788)

1770- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel -German philosopher and academic (d. 1831)

1803- Edward Beecher -American minister and theologian (d. 1895)

1809- Hannibal Hamlin -American politician, 15th Vice President of the United States (d. 1891)

1812- Bertalan Szemere -Hungarian poet and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1869)

1845- Ödön Lechner -Hungarian architect, designed the Museum of Applied Arts (Budapest)|Museum of Applied Arts and the Church of St. Elisabeth (Bratislava)|Church of St. Elisabeth (d. 1914)

1845- Friedrich Martens -Estonian-Russian historian, lawyer, and diplomat (d. 1909)

1856- Ivan Franko -Ukrainian author and poet (d. 1916)

1858- Giuseppe Peano -Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1932)

1864- Hermann Weingärtner -German gymnast (d. 1919)

1865- James Henry Breasted -American archaeologist and historian (d. 1935)

1865- Charles G. Dawes -American general and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)

1868- Hong Beom-do -Korean general and activist (d. 1943)

1870- Amado Nervo -Mexican journalist, poet, and diplomat (d. 1919)

1871- Theodore Dreiser -American journalist and author (d. 1945)

1874- Carl Bosch -German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

1875- Katharine McCormick -American biologist, philanthropist, and activist (d. 1967)

1877- Charles Rolls -English engineer and businessman, co-founded Rolls-Royce Limited (d. 1910)

1877- Ernst Wetter -Swiss politician (d. 1963)

1878- Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel -Russian general (d. 1928)

1884- Vincent Auriol -French politician, 16th President of the French Republic (d. 1966)

1886- Rebecca Clarke (composer)|Rebecca Clarke -English viola player and composer (d. 1979)

1886- Eric Coates -English viola player and composer (d. 1957)

1887- George, Crown Prince of Serbia -(d. 1972)

1890- Man Ray -American-French photographer and painter (d. 1976)

1895- Andreas Alföldi -Hungarian archaeologist and historian (d. 1981)

1896- Kenji Miyazawa -Japanese author and poet (d. 1933)

1896- Faina Ranevskaya -Russian actress (d. 1984)

1896- Léon Theremin -Russian physicist and engineer, invented the Theremin (d. 1993)

1898- Gaspard Fauteux -Canadian politician, 19th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1963)

1899- C. S. Forester -Egyptian-English author (d. 1966)

1899- Byron Foulger -American actor (d. 1970)

1903- Ferenc Keserű -Hungarian water polo player (d. 1968)

1904- Alar Kotli -Estonian architect (d. 1963)

1904- Norah Lofts -English author (d. 1983)

1904- John Hay Whitney -American businessman, publisher, and diplomat, founded J.H. Whitney & Company (d. 1982)

1905- Aris Velouchiotis -Greek soldier (d. 1945)

1906- Ed Gein -American murderer (d. 1984)

1908- Donald Bradman -Australian cricketer (d. 2001)

1908- Lyndon B. Johnson -American commander and politician, 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)

1908- Kurt Wegner -German painter (d. 1985)

1909- Sylvère Maes -Belgian cyclist (d. 1966)

1909- Lester Young -American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1959)

1911- Kay Walsh -English actress, singer and dancer (d. 2005)

1912- Gloria Guinness -Mexican journalist (d. 1980)

1913- Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg -Russian-German wife of Claus von Stauffenberg (d. 2006)

1914- Heidi Kabel -German actress and singer (d. 2010)

1915- Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

1916- Tony Harris (sportsman)|Tony Harris -South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 1993)

1916- Martha Raye -American actress and singer (d. 1994)

1916- Gordon Bashford -English engineer, co-designed the Range Rover Classic|Range Rover (d. 1991)

1917- Peanuts Lowrey -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1986)

1918- Jelle Zijlstra -Dutch economist and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2001)

1919- Pee Wee Butts -American baseball player and coach (d. 1972)

1919- Murray Grand -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2007)

1920- James Molyneaux, Baron Molyneaux of Killead -Irish soldier and politician

1921- Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg -(d. 1996)

1921- Leo Penn -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1922- Roelof Kruisinga -Dutch physician and politician, List of Ministers of Defence of the Netherlands|Minister of Defence for The Netherlands (d. 2012)

1923- Jimmy Greenhalgh -English footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1924- David Rowbotham -Australian journalist and poet (d. 2010)

1924- Rosalie E. Wahl -American lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)

1925- Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo -Italian cardinal

1925- Darry Cowl -French actor and composer (d. 2006)

1925- Nat Lofthouse -English footballer and manager (d. 2011)

1925- Saiichi Maruya -Japanese author and critic (d. 2012)

1926- Pat Coombs -English actress (d. 2002)

1926- Kristen Nygaard -Norwegian computer scientist and academic (d. 2002)

1928- Péter Boross -Hungarian politician, 54th List of Prime Ministers of Hungary|Prime Minister of Hungary

1928- Mangosuthu Buthelezi -South African politician, Chief Minister of KwaZulu

1928- Joan Kroc -American philanthropist (d. 2003)

1929- Ira Levin -American author, playwright, and composer (d. 2007)

1929- George Scott (wrestler)|George Scott -Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2014)

1930- Gholamreza Takhti -Iranian wrestler (d. 1968)

1931- Sri Chinmoy -Bangladeshi-American guru and poet (d. 2007)

1931- Joe Cunningham -American baseball player and coach

1932- Cor Brom -Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2008)

1932- Antonia Fraser -English historian and author

1933- Jenő Hámori (fencer)|Jenő Hámori -Hungarian fencer

1935- Ernie Broglio -American baseball player

1935- Michael Holroyd -English author

1935- Frank Yablans -American screenwriter and producer

1936- Joel Kovel -American scholar and author

1937- Alice Coltrane -American pianist and composer (d. 2007)

1937- Tommy Sands (American singer)|Tommy Sands -American actor and singer

1939- William Least Heat-Moon -American historian and author

1939- Edward Patten -American singer-songwriter and producer (Gladys Knight & the Pips) (d. 2005)

1940- Fernest Arceneaux -American musician (d. 2008)

1940- Sonny Sharrock -American guitarist (Last Exit (free jazz band)|Last Exit) (d. 1994)

1941- Cesária Évora -Cape Verdean singer (d. 2011)

1941- János Konrád -Hungarian water polo player and swimmer

1941- Harrison Page -American actor

1942- Daryl Dragon -American keyboard player and songwriter (Captain & Tennille)

1942- Brian Peckford -Canadian educator and politician, 3rd Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

1943- Chuck Girard -American singer-songwriter and pianist (Love Song (band)|Love Song and The Castells)

1943- Bob Kerrey -American lieutenant and politician, 35th Governor of Nebraska

1943- Tuesday Weld -American actress and singer

1944- G.W. Bailey -American actor

1944- Jan Bols -Dutch speed skater

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

1945- Jan Sloot -Dutch technician (d. 1999)

1946- Tony Howard -Barbadian cricketer and manager

1947- Barbara Bach -American model and actress

1947- Peter Krieg -German director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1947- John Morrison (cricketer)|John Morrison -New Zealand cricketer and politician

1947- Gavin Pfuhl -South African cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2002)

1947- Harry Reems -American porn actor (d. 2013)

1948- John Mehler -American drummer (Love Song (band)|Love Song)

1948- Sgt. Slaughter -American wrestler and actor

1948- Deborah Swallow -English historian and curator

1948- Philippe Vallois -French director and screenwriter

1949- Jeff Cook -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alabama (band)|Alabama)

1949- Ann Murray -Irish soprano

1950- Charles Fleischer -American comedian, actor, and singer

1950- Neil Murray (British musician)|Neil Murray -Scottish bass player and songwriter (Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Colosseum II, and Gogmagog (band)|Gogmagog)

1950- Edmund Weiner -English lexicographer and author

1951- Buddy Bell -American baseball player and manager

1951- Mack Brown -American football player and coach

1951- Randall Garrison -American-Canadian criminologist and politician

1952- Paul Reubens -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1953- Alex Lifeson -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Rush (band)|Rush and Big Dirty Band)

1953- Joan Smith -English journalist and author

1953- Peter Stormare -Swedish actor, director, and playwright

1954- John Lloyd (tennis)|John Lloyd -English tennis player and sportscaster

1954- Derek Warwick -English race car driver

1955- Laura Fygi -Dutch singer

1955- Robert Richardson (cinematographer)|Robert Richardson -American cinematographer

1955- Diana Scarwid -American actress

1956- Glen Matlock -English singer-songwriter and bass player

1957- Jeff Grubb -American game designer and author

1957- Bernhard Langer -German golfer

1958- Normand Brathwaite -Canadian comedian and actor

1958- Stalking Cat -American body modifier (d. 2012)

1958- Sergei Krikalev -Russian engineer and astronaut

1958- Tom Lanoye -Belgian author, poet, and playwright

1958- Hugh Orde -English police officer

1959- Gerhard Berger -Austrian race car driver

1959- Downtown Julie Brown -English television host and actress

1959- Juan Fernando Cobo -Colombian painter and sculptor

1959- Denice Denton -American engineer and academic (d. 2006)

1959- András Petőcz -Hungarian author and poet

1959- Jeanette Winterson -English author

1960- Mike Golding -English sailor

1961- Yolanda Adams -American singer, producer, and actress

1961- Mark Curry (television presenter)|Mark Curry -English television host and actor

1961- Tom Ford -American fashion designer, actor, and director

1961- Mark McConnell -American drummer (Blackfoot (band)|Blackfoot, Madam X (band)|Madam X, and Southern Rock Allstars) (d. 2012)

1961- Urmas Muru -Estonian architect

1961- Helmut Winklhofer -German footballer

1962- Vic Mignogna -American voice actor, singer, and director

1962- Adam Oates -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1964- Paul Bernardo -Canadian murderer and rapist

1964- Robert Bogue -American actor

1964- Stephan Elliott -Australian actor, director, and screenwriter

1965- Scott Dibble (politician)|Scott Dibble -American politician

1965- Cheryl Fergison -English actress

1965- Wayne James -Zimbabwean cricketer

1965- Ange Postecoglou -Greek-Australian footballer and coach

1966- Jeroen Duyster -Dutch rower

1966- Juhan Parts -Estonian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Estonia

1967- Ogie Alcasid -Filipino singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1969- Mark Ealham -English cricketer

1969- Cesar Millan -Mexican-American dog trainer

1969- Reece Shearsmith -English actor, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Chandra Wilson -American actress and director

1970- Andy Bichel -Australian cricketer and coach

1970- Peter Ebdon -English snooker player

1970- Mark Ilott -English cricketer

1970- Tony Kanal -English-American bass player, songwriter, and producer (No Doubt)

1970- Jeff Kenna -Irish footballer and manager

1970- Park Myeong-su -South Korean singer-songwriter and television host

1970- Jim Thome -American baseball player and manager

1970- Karl Unterkircher -Italian mountaineer (d. 2008)

1971- Julian Cheung -Hong Kong actor and singer

1971- Ernest Faber -Dutch footballer and manager

1971- Aygül Özkan -German lawyer and politician

1972- Jaap-Derk Buma -Dutch field hockey player

1972- Felix da Housecat -American DJ and producer

1972- The Great Khali -Indian wrestler and actor

1972- Denise Lewis -English heptathlete

1972- Jimmy Pop -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bloodhound Gang)

1973- Jazz (wrestler)|Jazz -American wrestler

1973- Cory Bowles -Canadian actor, singer, and choreographer

1973- Danny Coyne -Welsh footballer

1973- Dietmar Hamann -German footballer and manager

1973- Burak Kut -Turkish singer-songwriter

1973- Johan Norberg -Swedish historian and author

1974- Michael Mason (cricketer)|Michael Mason -New Zealand cricketer

1974- José Vidro -Puerto Rican baseball player

1974- Mohammad Yousuf (cricketer)|Mohammad Yousuf -Pakistani cricketer

1975- Blake Adams -American golfer

1975- Björn Gelotte -Swedish guitarist and songwriter (In Flames and All Ends)

1975- Jonny Moseley -American skier

1975- Mark Rudan -Australian footballer and manager

1976- Sarah Chalke -Canadian actress

1976- Milano Collection A.T. -Japanese wrestler

1976- Carlos Moyá -Spanish tennis player

1976- Mark Webber -Australian race car driver

1977- Deco -Brazilian-Portuguese footballer

1977- Mase -American rapper

1977- Justin Miller (baseball, born 1977)|Justin Miller -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1979- Giovanni Capitello -American actor and director

1979- Tian Liang (diver)|Tian Liang -Chinese diver

1979- Sarah Neufeld -Canadian violinist (Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre)

1979- Aaron Paul -American actor

1979- Rusty Smith -American speed skater

1980- Neha Dhupia -Indian model and actress

1980- Kyle Lowder -American actor

1981- Patrick J. Adams -Canadian actor and producer

1981- Maxwell Cabelino Andrade -Spanish footballer

1981- Alessandro Gamberini -Italian footballer

1982- Damien Monier -French cyclist

1983- Chen Bolin -Taiwanese actor

1984- David Bentley -English footballer

1984- Sulley Muntari -Ghanaian footballer

1985- Kevan Hurst -English footballer

1985- Nikica Jelavić -Croatian footballer

1985- Daniel Küblböck -German singer and actor

1985- Alexandra Nechita -Romanian-American painter

1986- Mario (American singer)|Mario -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

1986- Nabil El Zhar -French-Moroccan footballer

1987- Darren McFadden -American football player

1988- Alexa PenaVega -American actress and singer

1989- Romain Amalfitano -French footballer

1989- Juliana Cannarozzo -American figure skater and actress

1990- Luuk de Jong -Dutch footballer

1991- Rikiya Otaka -Japanese actor

1992- Kim Petras -German singer-songwriter

1993- Sarah Hecken -German figure skater

1995- Grete Paia -Estonian singer

1995- Cainan Wiebe -Canadian actor

History of Deaths


542- Caesarius of Arles -French bishop and saint (b. 470)

749- Qahtaba ibn Shabib al-Ta'i -Persian general

1312- Arthur II, Duke of Brittany -(b. 1261)

1394- Emperor Chōkei -of Japan (b. 1343)

1450- Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr -English politician (b. 1395)

1521- Josquin des Prez -Flemish composer (b. 1450)

1545- Piotr Gamrat -Polish archbishop (b. 1487)

1577- Titian -Italian painter (b. 1488)

1590- Pope Sixtus V -(b. 1521)

1635- Lope de Vega -Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1562)

1664- Francisco de Zurbarán -Spanish painter (b. 1598)

1748- James Thomson (poet)|James Thomson -Scottish poet and playwright (b. 1700)

1773- Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz -Prussian general (b. 1721)

1828- Eise Eisinga -Dutch astronomer, built the Eisinga Planetarium (b. 1744)

1857- Rufus Wilmot Griswold -American anthologist, poet, and critic (b. 1815)

1865- Thomas Chandler Haliburton -Canadian judge and politician (b. 1796)

1871- William Whiting Boardman -American politician (b. 1794)

1875- William Chapman Ralston -American businessman and financier, founded the Bank of California (b. 1826)

1891- Samuel C. Pomeroy -American businessman and politician (b. 1816)

1909- Emil Christian Hansen -Danish physiologist and mycologist (b. 1842)

1929- Herman Potočnik -Croatian-Austrian engineer (b. 1892)

1931- Frank Harris -Irish-American journalist and author (b. 1856)

1931- Willem Hubert Nolens -Dutch priest and politician (b. 1860)

1931- Francis Marion Smith -American miner and businessman (b. 1846)

1934- Linda Agostini -English-Australian murder victim (b. 1905)

1944- Georg von Boeselager -German soldier (b. 1915)

1945- Hubert Pál Álgyay -Hungarian engineer, designed the Petőfi Bridge (b. 1894)

1948- Charles Evans Hughes -American lawyer and politician, 11th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1862)

1950- Cesare Pavese -Italian author, poet, and critic (b. 1908)

1958- Ernest Lawrence -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)

1961- Kálmán Rózsahegyi -Hungarian actor and educator (b. 1873)

1963- W. E. B. Du Bois -American sociologist, historian, and activist (b. 1868)

1963- Inayatullah Khan Mashriqi -Pakistani mathematician and scholar (b. 1888)

1964- Gracie Allen -American actress and singer (b. 1895)

1965- Le Corbusier -Swiss-French architect, designed the Philips Pavilion (b. 1887)

1967- Brian Epstein -English businessman and manager (b. 1934)

1968- Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark -(b. 1906)

1968- Robert Z. Leonard -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)

1969- Ivy Compton-Burnett -English author (b. 1884)

1969- Erika Mann -German actress and author (b. 1905)

1971- Bennett Cerf -American publisher, co-founded Random House (b. 1898)

1971- Margaret Bourke-White -American photographer and journalist (b. 1906)

1975- Haile Selassie -Ethiopian emperor (b. 1892)

1976- Mukesh (singer)|Mukesh -Indian singer (b. 1923)

1978- Ieva Simonaitytė -Lithuanian author (b. 1897)

1979- Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma -English admiral and politician, 44th Governor-General of India (b. 1900)

1980- Douglas Kenney -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1947)

1981- Valeri Kharlamov -Russian ice hockey player (b. 1948)

1984- Bernard Youens -English actor (b. 1914)

1987- Scott La Rock -American DJ and producer (Boogie Down Productions) (b. 1962)

1988- Mario Montenegro -Filipino actor (b. 1928)

1988- William Sargant -English psychiatrist and theorist (b. 1907)

1990- Avdy Andresson -Estonian diplomat (b. 1899)

1990- Stevie Ray Vaughan -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Double Trouble (band)|Double Trouble) (b. 1954)

1994- Frank Jeske -German footballer (b. 1960)

1994- Boris Malenko -American wrestler (b. 1933)

1996- Greg Morris -American actor (b. 1933)

1997- Sotiria Bellou -Greek singer (b. 1921)

1998- Essie Summers -New Zealand author (b. 1912)

1999- Hélder Câmara -Brazilian archbishop (b. 1909)

2001- Michael Dertouzos -Greek-American computer scientist and academic (b. 1936)

2001- Abu Ali Mustafa -Palestinian politician (b. 1938)

2002- Edwin Louis Cole -American religious leader and author (b. 1922)

2003- Peter-Paul Pigmans -Dutch record producer (b. 1961)

2003- Pierre Poujade -French politician (b. 1920)

2004- Willie Crawford -American baseball player (b. 1946)

2005- Giorgos Mouzakis -Greek trumpet player and composer (b. 1922)

2005- Seán Purcell -Irish footballer (b. 1929)

2006- María Capovilla -Ecuadorian super-centenarian (b. 1889)

2006- Hrishikesh Mukherjee -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

2006- Jesse Pintado -Mexican-American guitarist (Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Brujeria (band)|Brujeria, and Lock Up (UK band)|Lock Up) (b. 1969)

2007- Emma Penella -Spanish actress (b. 1930)

2008- Mark Priestley -Australian actor (b. 1970)

2009- Abdullah al-Asiri -Saudi Arabian terrorist (b. 1986)

2009- Sergey Mikhalkov -Russian author and poet (b. 1913)

2010- Anton Geesink -Dutch martial artist (b. 1934)

2010- Luna Vachon -Canadian-American wrestler and manager (b. 1962)

2012- Neville Alexander -South African linguist and activist (b. 1936)

2012- Malcolm Browne -American journalist and photographer (b. 1931)

2012- Art Heyman -American basketball player (b. 1941)

2012- Ivica Horvat -Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1926)

2012- Richard Kingsland -Australian captain and pilot (b. 1916)

2012- Aboud Rogo -Kenyan cleric (b. 1968)

2012- Russell Scott -American clown (b. 1921)

2013- Kent Finell -Swedish radio host and producer (b. 1944)

2013- Maxwell Fuller -Australian chess player (b. 1945)

2013- Chris Kennedy -Australian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1948)

2013- Zoltán Kovács (footballer, born 1986)|Zoltán Kovács -Hungarian footballer (b. 1986)

2013- Chen Liting -Chinese director and playwright (b. 1910)

2013- Anatoly Onoprienko -Ukrainian murderer (b. 1959)

2013- Bill Peach -Australian journalist (b. 1935)

2013- Dave Thomas (golfer)|Dave Thomas -Welsh golfer (b. 1934)

2014- Peret -Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1935)

2014- Jacques Friedel -French physicist and academic (b. 1921)

2014- Jan Groth -Norwegian singer and keyboard player (Just 4 Fun (band)|Just 4 Fun and Aunt Mary) (b. 1946)

2014- Jimmy Nesbitt -Irish police officer (b. 1934)

2014- Valeri Petrov -Bulgarian poet, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1920)

2014- Benno Pludra -German author (b. 1925)