Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.
475-The Roman Empire|Roman -general Orestes (Roman soldier)|Orestes forces western Roman Emperors|Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
489- Theodoric the Great|Theodoric -king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo (489)|Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
663- Silla -Tang Dynasty|Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato period|Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
1189- Third Crusade -The Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre (1189–1191)|Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan.
1521-The Ottoman Turks -occupy Belgrade.
1524-The Kaqchikel people|Kaqchikel -Maya civilization|Maya rebel against their former Spanish allies during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
1542- Ottoman–Portuguese conflicts (1538–57)|Turkish–Portuguese War (1538–1557) -Battle of Wofla: The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
1565- Pedro Menéndez de Avilés -sights land near St. Augustine, Florida and founds the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States.
1609- Henry Hudson -discovers Delaware Bay.
1619- Ferdinand II of Germany|Ferdinand II -is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
1640- Bishops' Wars#Second Bishops' War (1640)|Second Bishop's War -King Charles I of England|Charles I's English army loses to a Covenanter|Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
1648- Siege of Colchester -ended when Royalists Forces surrender to the Parliamentary Forces after eleven weeks, during the English Civil War.
1709- Pamheiba|Meidingnu Pamheiba -is crowned King of Manipur.
1789- William Herschel -discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.
1810- Battle of Grand Port -The French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.
1830-The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad -s new ''Tom Thumb (locomotive)|Tom Thumb'' steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam's role in US railroads.
1833-The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 -receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.
1845-The first issue of '' Scientific American -' magazine is published.
1849-After a month-long siege, Venice -which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.
1859-The Carrington event -disrupts electrical telegraph services and causes aurora to shine so brightly that they are seen clearly over the Earth's middle latitudes.
1861- American Civil War -Union (American Civil War)|Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries which lasts for two days.
1862-American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run -also known as the Battle of Second Manassas. The battle ends on August 30.
1867-The United States -takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll.
1879- Cetshwayo -last king of the Zulu people|Zulus, is captured by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|British.
1898- Caleb Bradham -invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called "Pepsi-Cola".
1901- Silliman University -is founded in the Philippines. The first United States|American private school|private school in the country.
1909-A group of mid-level Greek Army -officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
1913- Wilhelmina of the Netherlands|Queen Wilhelmina -opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
1914- World War I -The Royal Navy defeats the German Empire|German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight (1914)|Battle of Heligoland Bight.
1914-World War I: German troops take the city of Namur (city)|Namur -in Belgium.
1916-World War I: Germany declares war on Kingdom of Romania|Romania -
1916-World War I: Kingdom of Italy|Italy -declares war on Germany.
1917-Ten Suffragettes -are arrested while picketing the White House.
1924-The Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic|Georgian -opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
1931- France -and the Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.
1937- Toyota Motors -becomes an independent company.
1943- World War II -In Denmark, a general strike against the Nazism|Nazi occupation starts.
1944-World War II: Marseille -and Toulon are liberated.
1953- Nippon Television -broadcasts Japan's first television show, including its first TV advertisement.
1955- African American|Black -teenager Emmett Till is brutally murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
1957- United States Senate|U.S. Senator -Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
1963- March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom -The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his ''I Have a Dream'' speech
1963- Career Girls Murders|Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie -are murdered in their Upper East Side|Manhattan apartment, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda warning|Miranda Rights.
1963-The Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge—Evergreen Point|Evergreen Point Bridge -the longest pontoon bridge|floating bridge in the world, opens between Seattle and Medina, Washington, US.
1964-The 1964 Philadelphia race riot|Philadelphia race riot -begins.
1968- Riot -in Chicago, Illinois, during the 1968 Democratic National Convention|Democratic National Convention.
1979-An Provisional Irish Republican Army|IRA -bomb explodes at the Grote Markt (Brussels)|Grote Markt in Brussels.
1988- Ramstein airshow disaster -Three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. Seventy-five are killed and 346 seriously injured.
1990- Iraq -declares Kuwait to be its newest Provinces of Iraq|province.
1990- 1990 Plainfield tornado|An F5 tornado -strikes the Illinois cities of Plainfield, Illinois|Plainfield and Joliet, Illinois|Joliet, killing 29 people.
1996- Charles, Prince of Wales -and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce.
1998- Pakistan -s National Assembly of Pakistan|National Assembly passes a Constitution of Pakistan|constitutional amendment to make the "Qur'an and Sunnah" the "supreme law" but the bill is defeated in the Senate of Pakistan|Senate.
1998- Second Congo War -Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo|Loyalist troops backed by Angolan and Zimbabwean forces repulse the Rally for Congolese Democracy|RCD and Rwandan offensive on Kinshasa.
2003-An 2003 London blackout|electricity blackout -cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.
1025- Emperor Go-Reizei -of Japan (d. 1068)
1582- Taichang Emperor -of China (d. 1620)
1592- George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (d. 1628)
1612- Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn -Dutch linguist and scholar (d. 1653)
1667- Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow -(d. 1721)
1691- Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel -(d. 1750)
1694- Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg -(d. 1715)
1714- Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick -(d. 1774)
1728- John Stark -American general (d. 1822)
1739- Agostino Accorimboni -Italian composer (d. 1818)
1749- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe -German author, poet, playwright, and diplomat (d. 1832)
1770- Johann Karl Simon Morgenstern -German-Livonian philologist and academic (d. 1852)
1774- Elizabeth Ann Seton -American nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition (d. 1821)
1789- Stéphanie de Beauharnais -French wife of Charles, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1860)
1801- Antoine Augustin Cournot -French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1877)
1814- Sheridan Le Fanu -Irish author (d. 1873)
1827- Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia -(d. 1894)
1831- Lucy Webb Hayes -American wife of Rutherford B. Hayes, 20th List of First Ladies of the United States|First Lady of the United States (d. 1889)
1840- Alexander Cameron Sim -Scottish-Japanese pharmacist and businessman, founded Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club (d. 1900)
1853- Vladimir Shukhov -Russian architect and engineer, designed the Adziogol Lighthouse (d. 1939)
1859- Matilda Howell -American archer (d. 1938)
1859- Vittorio Sella -Italian mountaineer and photographer (d. 1943)
1867- Umberto Giordano -Italian composer (d. 1948)
1878- George Whipple -American physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
1884- Peter Fraser (New Zealand politician)|Peter Fraser -Scottish-New Zealand politician, 24th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1950)
1885- Vance and Nettie Palmer|Vance Palmer -Australian author, playwright, and critic (d. 1959)
1887- August Kippasto -Estonian-Australian wrestler (d. 1973)
1887- István Kühár -Slovenian priest and politician (d. 1922)
1888- Evadne Price -Australian-British writer, actress and astrologer (d. 1985)
1891- Benno Schotz -Estonian-Scottish sculptor and engineer (d. 1984)
1894- Karl Böhm -Austrian conductor and director (d. 1981)
1896- Firaq Gorakhpuri -Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 1982)
1898- Charlie Grimm -American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1983)
1899- Charles Boyer -French-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1978)
1899- Andrei Platonov -Russian author (d. 1951)
1903- Bruno Bettelheim -Austrian-American psychologist and author (d. 1990)
1904- Secondo Campini -Italian engineer (d. 1980)
1904- Leho Laurine -Estonian chess player (d. 1998)
1905- Cyril Walters -Welsh-English cricketer (d. 1992)
1906- John Betjeman -English poet and academic (d. 1984)
1908- Roger Tory Peterson -American ornithologist and author (d. 1996)
1910- Tjalling Koopmans -Dutch-American mathematician and economist Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
1911- Joseph Luns -Dutch politician and diplomat, 5th Secretary General of NATO (d. 2002)
1913- Robertson Davies -Canadian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1995)
1913- Jack Dreyfus -American businessman, founded the Dreyfus Corporation (d. 2009)
1913- Lindsay Hassett -Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1993)
1913- Robert Irving (conductor)|Robert Irving -English conductor (d. 1991)
1913- Terence Reese -English bridge player and author (d. 1996)
1913- Richard Tucker -American tenor and actor (d. 1975)
1915- Max Robertson -Bangladeshi-English sportscaster (d. 2009)
1915- Tasha Tudor -American author and illustrator (d. 2008)
1916- Hélène Baillargeon -Canadian singer and actress (d. 1997)
1916- C. Wright Mills -American sociologist and author (d. 1962)
1916- Jack Vance -American author (d. 2013)
1917- Jack Kirby -American author and illustrator (d. 1994)
1918- L. B. Cole -American illustrator and publisher (d. 1995)
1919- Godfrey Hounsfield -English biophysicist and engineer Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1921- John Herbert Chapman -Canadian physicist and engineer (d. 1979)
1921- Fernando Fernán Gómez -Spanish actor, director, and playwright (d. 2007)
1921- Nancy Kulp -American actress (d. 1991)
1924- Janet Frame -New Zealand author and poet (d. 2004)
1924- Tony MacGibbon -New Zealand cricketer and engineer (d. 2010)
1924- Peggy Ryan -American actress and dancer (d. 2004)
1924- Zalman Schachter-Shalomi -Ukrainian-American rabbi and author (d. 2014)
1925- Billy Grammer -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1925- Donald O'Connor -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)
1925- Philip Purser -English author and critic
1926- Dixie Evans -American model and ancer (d. 2013)
1928- F. William Free -American businessman (d. 2003)
1928- Vilayat Khan -Indian sitar player and composer (d. 2004)
1929- Ken Gampu -South African actor (d. 2003)
1929- István Kertész (conductor)|István Kertész -Hungarian conductor (d. 1973)
1930- Windsor Davies -English actor
1930- Ben Gazzara -American actor, singer, and director (d. 2012)
1931- Tito Capobianco -Argentinian director and producer
1931- Cristina Deutekom -Dutch soprano (d. 2014)
1931- Ola L. Mize -American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2014)
1931- John Shirley-Quirk -English opera singer (d. 2014)
1931- Roger Williams (hepatologist)|Roger Williams -English hepatologist and academic
1932- Andy Bathgate -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1933- Patrick Kalilombe -Malawian bishop (d. 2012)
1935- Melvin Charney -Canadian architect (d. 2012)
1935- Sonny Shroyer -American actor and singer
1935- Gilles Rocheleau -Canadian politician (d. 1998)
1936- Don Denkinger -American baseball player and umpire
1938- Maurizio Costanzo -Italian journalist and academic
1938- Paul Martin -Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Canada
1939- John Kingman -English mathematician and academic
1940- William Cohen -American lawyer and politician, 20th United States Secretary of Defense
1940- Ken Jenkins -American actor
1940- Gloria Leonard -American porn actress and publisher (d. 2014)
1940- Roger Pingeon -French cyclist
1941- Michael Craig-Martin -Irish painter and illustrator
1941- Sybille de Selys Longchamps -Belgian mother of Delphine Boël
1941- Toomas Leius -Estonian tennis player and coach
1941- John Stanley Marshall -English drummer (Nucleus (band)|Nucleus, Soft Machine, and Centipede (band)|Centipede)
1941- Paul Plishka -American opera singer
1942- Wendy Davies -Welsh historian and academic
1942- Sterling Morrison -American singer and guitarist (The Velvet Underground) (d. 1995)
1942- Jorge Urosa -Venezuelan cardinal
1943- Surayud Chulanont -Thai general and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Thailand
1943- Lou Piniella -American baseball player and manager
1943- David Soul -American actor and singer
1944- Melvin Dummar -American forger of Howard Hughes estate
1944- Marianne Heemskerk -Dutch swimmer
1944- Kay Parker -English porn actress and author
1945- Robert Greenwald -American director and producer
1945- Bob Segarini -American-Canadian singer-songwriter (The Wackers)
1947- Liza Wang -Hong Kong actress and singer
1948- Vonda N. McIntyre -American author
1948- Murray Parker -New Zealand cricketer and educator
1948- Heather Reisman -Canadian businesswoman, founded Indigo Books and Music
1948- Danny Seraphine -American drummer and producer (Chicago (band)|Chicago)
1948- Elizabeth Wilmshurst -English academic and jurist
1949- Imogen Cooper -English pianist
1949- Hugh Cornwell -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Stranglers)
1949- Svetislav Pešić -Serbian basketball player and coach
1950- Ron Guidry -American baseball player and coach
1950- Tony Husband -English cartoonist
1951- Colin McAdam (footballer)|Colin McAdam -Scottish footballer (d. 2013)
1951- Wayne Osmond -American singer-songwriter and actor (The Osmonds)
1951- Keiichi Suzuki (composer)|Keiichi Suzuki -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (The Beatniks)
1952- Jacques Chagnon -Canadian politician
1952- Rita Dove -American poet and author
1952- Guy Nadon -Canadian actor
1952- Wendelin Wiedeking -German businessman
1953- Ditmar Jakobs -German footballer
1953- Tõnu Kaljuste -Estonian conductor and journalist
1954- George M. Church -American geneticist, chemist, and engineer
1954- Ravi Kanbur -British development economist
1956- Luis Guzmán -Puerto Rican-American actor
1957- Greg Clark -English politician
1957- Ivo Josipović -Croatian politician, 3rd President of Croatia
1957- George Merrill (songwriter)|George Merrill -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Boy Meets Girl (band)|Boy Meets Girl)
1957- Rick Rossovich -American actor
1957- Daniel Stern (actor)|Daniel Stern -American actor and director
1957- Ai Weiwei -Chinese sculptor and activist
1958- Scott Hamilton (figure skater)|Scott Hamilton -American figure skater
1958- Whip Hubley -American actor
1959- Brian Thompson -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1960- Dinah Cancer -American singer-songwriter (45 Grave and Dinah Cancer and the Grave Robbers)
1960- Emma Samms -English actress
1961- Kim Appleby -English singer-songwriter and actress (Mel and Kim)
1961- Cliff Benson -American football player
1961- Jennifer Coolidge -American actress
1961- Ian Pont -English cricketer and coach
1961- Deepak Tijori -Indian actor and director
1962- Paul Allen (footballer)|Paul Allen -English footballer
1962- Craig Anton -American actor and screenwriter
1962- David Fincher -American director and producer
1963- Jennifer Coolidge -American actress
1963- Regina Jacobs -American runner
1964- Kaj Leo Johannesen -Faroese footballer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
1965- Satoshi Tajiri -Japanese video game designer, founded Game Freak
1965- Amanda Tapping -Canadian actress, director, and producer
1965- Shania Twain -Canadian singer-songwriter
1966- Priya Dutt -Indian politician
1966- Yoko Takahashi -Japanese singer
1967- Dominic Lucero -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1994)
1967- Jamie Osborne -English jockey and trainer
1968- Billy Boyd (actor)|Billy Boyd -Scottish actor and singer
1969- Jack Black -American actor, singer, guitarist, and producer (Tenacious D)
1969- Mary McCartney -English photographer
1969- Jason Priestley -Canadian-American actor, director, and producer
1969- Pierre Turgeon -Canadian-American ice hockey player
1970- Melina Aslanidou -German-Greek singer-songwriter
1970- Sherrié Austin -Australian-American actress and singer
1970- Rick Recht -American singer-songwriter
1971- Shane Andrews -American baseball player
1971- Todd Eldredge -American figure skater
1971- Janet Evans -American swimmer
1971- Raúl Márquez -Mexican-American boxer
1972- Ravindu Shah -Kenyan cricketer
1972- Jay Witasick -American baseball player and coach
1973- Matthew John Armstrong -American actor
1973- Kirby Morrow -Canadian actor
1974- Johan Andersson (game programmer)|Johan Andersson -Swedish game designer and programmer
1974- Takahito Eguchi -Japanese pianist and composer
1974- Carsten Jancker -German footballer and manager
1974- Jen Kirkman -American comedian and actress
1974- Kaori Mizuhashi -Japanese voice actress
1975- Jamie Cureton -English footballer
1975- Gareth Farrelly -Irish footballer and manager
1975- Vera Jordanova -Finnish model and actress
1976- Federico Magallanes -Uruguayan footballer
1978- Jess Margera -American drummer (CKY (band)|CKY, Foreign Objects (band)|Foreign Objects, Viking Skull, and The Company Band)
1979- Shaila Dúrcal -Spanish singer-songwriter
1979- Robert Hoyzer -German footballer and referee
1979- Kristen Hughes -Australian netball player
1979- Markus Pröll -German footballer
1979- Ruth Riley -American basketball player
1980- Antony Hämäläinen -Finnish singer-songwriter (Meridian Dawn)
1980- Debra Lafave -American educator and sex offender
1980- Jaakko Ojaniemi -Finnish decathlete
1980- Carly Pope -Canadian actress and producer
1980- Jonathan Reynolds -English lawyer and politician
1981- Matt Alrich -American lacrosse player
1981- Martin Erat -Czech ice hockey player
1981- Daniel Gygax -Swiss footballer
1981- Raphael Matos -Brazilian race car driver
1981- Agata Wróbel -Polish weightlifter
1982- Anderson Silva de França -Brazilian footballer
1982- Kevin McNaughton -Scottish footballer
1982- Thiago Motta -Brazilian-Italian footballer
1982- LeAnn Rimes -American singer-songwriter and actress
1983- Ashley Hansen -Australian footballer
1983- Alfonso Herrera -Mexican actor and singer (RBD)
1983- Kimberly Kane -American porn actress and director
1983- Lasith Malinga -Sri Lankan cricketer
1983- Luke McAlister -New Zealand rugby player
1983- Lilli Schwarzkopf -German heptathlete
1984- Sarah Roemer -American actress
1985- Ashlyne Huff -American singer-songwriter
1986- Jeff Green (basketball)|Jeff Green -American basketball player
1986- Armie Hammer -American actor
1986- Gilad Shalit -Israeli soldier and journalist
1986- Florence Welch -English singer-songwriter (Florence and the Machine)
1987- Caleb Moore -American snowmobile racer (d. 2013)
1989- César Azpilicueta -Spanish footballer
1989- Valtteri Bottas -Finnish race car driver
1989- Jo Kwon -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (2AM)
1989- Cassadee Pope -American singer-songwriter (Hey Monday)
1989- Christina Von Eerie -American wrestler
1990- Bojan Krkić -Spanish footballer
1990- Jane Randall -American model
1991- Felicio Brown Forbes -German footballer
1991- Samuel Larsen -American actor and singer
1991- Kyle Massey -American actor and rapper
1991- Andreja Pejić -Bosnian-Australian model
1992- Max Collins (actress)|Max Collins -American-Filipino actress
1992- Gabriela Drăgoi -Romanian gymnast
1993- Jakub Sokolík -Czech footballer
2003- Quvenzhané Wallis -American actress and singer
History of Deaths
388- Magnus Maximus -Roman emperor (b. 335)
430- Augustine of Hippo -Algerian theologian and saint (b. 354)
476- Orestes (father of Romulus Augustulus)|Orestes -Roman general and politician
632- Fatimah -Saudi Arabian daughter of Muhammad (b. 605)
770- Empress Kōken|Kōken -Japanese empress (b. 718)
876- Louis the German -Frankish king (b. 804)
1481- Afonso V of Portugal -(b. 1432)
1645- Hugo Grotius -Dutch playwright, philosopher, and jurist (b. 1583)
1648- Charles Lucas -English general (b. 1613)
1654- Axel Oxenstierna -Swedish politician, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (b. 1583)
1678- John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton -English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1602)
1757- David Hartley (philosopher)|David Hartley -English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1705)
1784- Junípero Serra -Spanish-American priest and missionary (b. 1713)
1793- Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine -French general (b. 1740)
1805- Alexander Carlyle -Scottish church leader and author (b. 1722)
1818- Jean Baptiste Point du Sable -American fur trader, founded Chicago (b. 1750)
1820- Andrew Ellicott -American surveyor (b. 1754)
1839- William Smith (geologist)|William Smith -English geologist and engineer (b. 1769)
1888- Julius Krohn -Finnish poet and journalist (b. 1835)
1891- Robert Caldwell -English missionary and linguist (b. 1814)
1900- Henry Sidgwick -English economist and philosopher (b. 1838)
1903- Frederick Law Olmsted -American journalist and architect, co-designed Central Park (b. 1822)
1919- Adolf Schmal -Austrian fencer and cyclist (b. 1872)
1928- Karl Röderer -Swiss target shooter (b. 1868)
1933- Helen Dunbar -American actress (b. 1863)
1934- Edgeworth David -Welsh-Australian geologist and explorer (b. 1858)
1943- Georg Hellat -Estonian architect (b. 1870)
1943- Boris III of Bulgaria -(b. 1894)
1943- George Underwood (athlete)|George Underwood -American runner (b. 1884)
1955- Emmett Till -American murder victim (b. 1941)
1959- Bohuslav Martinů -Czech-American composer (b. 1890)
1960- Julius Frey -German swimmer (b. 1881)
1960- Edward Hennig -American gymnast (b. 1879)
1965- Giulio Racah -Italian-Israeli physicist and mathematician (b. 1909)
1970- Theophanis Lamboukas -Greek-French actor and singer (b. 1936)
1971- Reuvein Margolies -Israeli author and scholar (b. 1889)
1972- Prince William of Gloucester -(b. 1941)
1975- Fritz Wotruba -Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)
1976- Anissa Jones -American actress (b. 1958)
1978- Bruce Catton -American historian and journalist (b. 1899)
1978- Robert Shaw (British actor)|Robert Shaw -English actor, screenwriter, and author (b. 1927)
1981- Béla Guttmann -Hungarian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1900)
1982- Geoff Chubb -South African cricketer (b. 1911)
1984- Muhammad Naguib -Egyptian general and politician, 1st President of Egypt (b. 1901)
1985- Ruth Gordon -American actress and screenwriter (b. 1896)
1987- John Huston -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
1988- Jean Marchand -Canadian union leader and politician (b. 1918)
1988- Max Shulman -American author and screenwriter (b. 1919)
1989- John Steptoe -American author and illustrator (b. 1950)
1990- Willy Vandersteen -Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1913)
1991- Alekos Sakellarios -Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1913)
1993- William Stafford (poet)|William Stafford -American poet and academic (b. 1914)
1995- Earl W. Bascom -American rodeo performer and painter (b. 1906)
1995- Michael Ende -German author (b. 1929)
1995- Carl Giles -English cartoonist (b. 1916)
1997- Masaru Takumi -Japanese mobster (b. 1936)
1999- Juhan Kallaste -Estonian clergyman and actor (b. 1891)
2003- Brian Douglas Wells -American delivery man (b. 1956)
2005- Jacques Dufilho -French actor (b. 1914)
2005- Esther Szekeres -Hungarian-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1910)
2005- George Szekeres -Hungarian-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1911)
2006- Heino Lipp -Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (b. 1922)
2006- Benoît Sauvageau -Canadian educator and politician (b. 1963)
2006- Melvin Schwartz -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)
2007- Arthur Jones (inventor)|Arthur Jones -American businessman, founded Nautilus, Inc. and MedX Corporation (b. 1926)
2007- Hilly Kristal -American businessman, founded CBGB (b. 1932)
2007- Paul MacCready -American engineer, founded AeroVironment (b. 1925)
2007- Antonio Puerta -Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
2007- Francisco Umbral -Spanish journalist and author (b. 1935)
2007- Miyoshi Umeki -Japanese-American actress and singer (b. 1929)
2008- Phil Hill -American race car driver (b. 1927)
2009- Adam Goldstein -American drummer, DJ, and producer (Crazy Town and TRV$DJAM) (b. 1973)
2009- Wayne Tippit -American actor (b. 1932)
2010- William P. Foster -American bandleader and educator (b. 1919)
2011- Bernie Gallacher -English footballer (b. 1967)
2012- Said Afandi al-Chirkawi -Russian spiritual leader (b. 1937)
2012- Rhodes Boyson -English educator and politician (b. 1925)
2012- Shulamith Firestone -Canadian-American activist and author (b. 1945)
2012- Dick McBride (poet)|Dick McBride -American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1928)
2012- Saul Merin -Polish-Israeli ophthalmologist and academic (b. 1933)
2012- Ramón Sota -Spanish golfer (b. 1938)
2013- John Bellany -Scottish painter (b. 1942)
2013- Lorella Cedroni -Italian political scientist and philosopher (b. 1961)
2013- Edmund B. Fitzgerald -American businessman (b. 1926)
2013- Murray Gershenz -American actor (b. 1922)
2013- Frank Pulli -American baseball player and umpire (b. 1935)
2013- Barry Stobart -English footballer (b. 1938)
2013- Rafael Díaz Ycaza -Ecuadorian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1925)
2014- Glenn Cornick -English bass player (Jethro Tull (band)|Jethro Tull and Paris (band)|Paris) (b. 1947)
2014- Hal Finney (cypherpunk)|Hal Finney -American cryptographer and programmer (b. 1956)
2014- Ivan Ivančić -Croatian shot putter and coach (b. 1937)
2014- Bill Kerr -South African-Australian actor (b. 1922)
2014- John Anthony Walker -American soldier and spy (b. 1937)