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Day History: August-6

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Events History


1284-The Republic of Pisa -is defeated in the Battle of Meloria (1284)|Battle of Meloria by the Republic of Genoa, thus losing its naval dominance in the Mediterranean Sea|Mediterranean.

1506-The Grand Duchy of Lithuania -defeated the Crimean Khanate in the Battle of Kletsk

1538- Bogotá -Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.

1661-The Treaty of The Hague (1661)|Treaty of The Hague -is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.

1777- American Revolutionary War -The bloody Battle of Oriskany prevents American relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix.

1787-Sixty proof sheets of the United States Constitution|Constitution of the United States -are delivered to the Constitutional Convention (United States)|Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1806- Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor|Francis II -the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, ending the Holy Roman Empire.

1819- Norwich University -is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.

1824- Battle of Junin -Peru.

1825- Bolivia -gains independence from Spain.

1845-The Russian Geographical Society -is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

1861-The United Kingdom -annexes Lagos, Nigeria.

1862- American Civil War -The Confederate States of America|Confederate Ironclad warship|ironclad {{Ship|CSS|Arkansas}} is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering catastrophic engine failure near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1870- Franco-Prussian War -The Battle of Spicheren is fought, resulting in a Kingdom of Prussia|Prussian victory.

1870-Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Wörth (1870)|Battle of Wörth -results in a decisive Kingdom of Prussia|Prussian victory.

1890-At Auburn Correctional Facility|Auburn Prison -in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be Capital punishment|executed by electric chair.

1901- Kiowa people|Kiowa -land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous Indian reservation|reservation.

1912-The Progressive Party (United States, 1912)|Bull Moose Party -meets at the Chicago Coliseum.

1914- World War I -Atlantic U-boat Campaign (World War I)|First Battle of the Atlantic: Two days after the United Kingdom had declared war on Germany over the German invasion of Belgium, ten German U-boats leave their base in Heligoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea.

1914-World War I: Serbia -declares war on Germany; Austria declares war on Russia.

1915-World War I: Battle of Sari Bair -The Allies of World War I|Allies mount a diversionary attack timed to coincide with a major Allied landing of reinforcements at Suvla|Suvla Bay.

1917-World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti -between the Romanian and German armies begins.

1926- Gertrude Ederle -becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.

1926-In New York City|New York, New York -the Warner Bros.' Vitaphone system premieres with the movie ''Don Juan (1926 film)|Don Juan'' starring John Barrymore.

1930-Judge Joseph Force Crater -steps into a Taxicab|taxi in New York and disappears never to be seen again.

1940- Estonia -was illegally annexed by the Soviet Union.

1942-Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands -becomes the first reigning queen to address a joint session of the United States Congress.

1944-The Warsaw Uprising -occurs on August 1. It is brutally suppressed and all able-bodied men in Krakow are detained afterwards to prevent a similar uprising, the Krakow Uprising (1944)|Krakow Uprising, that was planned but never carried out.

1945- World War II -Hiroshima, Japan is Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki|devastated when the nuclear weapon|atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States Boeing B-29 Superfortress|B-29 ''Enola Gay''. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and Acute radiation syndrome|radiation poisoning.

1956-After going bankrupt in 1955 -the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Rink|St. Nicholas Arena in New York in the ''Boxing from St. Nicholas Arena'' series.

1960- Cuban Revolution -Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation.

1962- Jamaica -becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

1964- Prometheus (tree)|Prometheus -a bristlecone pine and the world's oldest tree, is cut down.

1965- President of the United States|US President -Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into Law of the United States|law.

1976- Zulfikar Ali Bhutto -lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.

1986-A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales -coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney|Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

1988-The Tompkins Square Park Riot (1988)|Tompkins Square Park Riot -in New York City spurs a reform of the New York City Police Department|NYPD, held responsible for the event.

1990- Gulf War -The United Nations Security Council orders a global Embargo|trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.

1991- Tim Berners-Lee -releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

1991- Takako Doi -chair of the Social Democratic Party (Japan)|Social Democratic Party, becomes Japan's first female speaker of the House of Representatives (Japan)|House of Representatives.

1996- NASA -announces that the Allan Hills 84001|ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.

1997- Korean Air Flight 801 -crashed at Nimitz Hill, Guam. (228 died, 26 lived)

2008-A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz -stages a 2008 Mauritanian coup d'état|coup d'état in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.

2011-A march in protest of the death of Mark Duggan -in Tottenham, London, ends in a riot, sparking off a 2011 England Riots|wave of rioting throughout the country over the following four nights.

2012- NASA -s Curiosity rover Mars Science Laboratory|lands on the surface of Mars.

Famous Birthdays


1180- Emperor Go-Toba -of Japan (d. 1239)

1504- Matthew Parker -English archbishop (d. 1575)

1609- Richard Bennett (Governor)|Richard Bennett -English politician, List of colonial governors of Virginia|Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)

1619- Barbara Strozzi -Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1677)

1638- Nicolas Malebranche -French priest and philosopher (d. 1715)

1644- Louise de La Vallière -French mistress of Louis XIV of France (d. 1710)

1656- Claude de Forbin -French general (d. 1733)

1666- Maria Sophia of Neuburg -(d. 1699)

1697- Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 1745)

1715- Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues -French author (d. 1747)

1765- Petros Mavromichalis -Greek general and politician, 2nd List of Prime Ministers of Greece|Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1848)

1766- William Hyde Wollaston -English chemist and physicist (d. 1828)

1768- Jean-Baptiste Bessières -French general (d. 1813)

1775- Daniel O'Connell -Irish lawyer and politician, Lord Mayor of Dublin (d. 1847)

1809- Alfred, Lord Tennyson -English poet and author (d. 1892)

1826- Thomas Alexander Browne -Australian author (d. 1915)

1844- Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha -(d. 1900)

1844- James Henry Greathead -South African-English engineer (d. 1896)

1846- Anna Haining Bates -Canadian giant (d. 1888)

1861- Edith Roosevelt -American wife of Theodore Roosevelt, 27th First Lady of the United States (d. 1948)

1866- Allen Lard -American golfer (d. 1946)

1868- Paul Claudel -French poet and playwright (d. 1955)

1874- Charles Fort -American author (d. 1932)

1877- Wallace H. White, Jr. -American politician (d. 1952)

1880- Hans Moser (actor)|Hans Moser -Austrian actor and singer (d. 1964)

1881- Leo Carrillo -American actor (d. 1961)

1881- Alexander Fleming -Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

1881- Louella Parsons -American actress, screenwriter, and journalist (d. 1972)

1882- Ernst Eklund (actor)|Ernst Eklund -Swedish actor (d. 1971)

1883- Scott Nearing -American economist and educator (d. 1983)

1886- Edward Ballantine -American composer and educator (d. 1971)

1887- Dudley Benjafield -English race car driver (d. 1957)

1888- Heinrich Schlusnus -German singer (d. 1952)

1889- George Kenney -Canadian-American general (d. 1977)

1889- John Middleton Murry -English poet and author (d. 1957)

1891- William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim -English field marshal, 13th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1970)

1892- Hoot Gibson -American actor, director, and producer (d. 1962)

1893- Wright Patman -American politician (d. 1976)

1895- Ernesto Lecuona -Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1963)

1900- Cecil Howard Green -English-American geophysicist and businessman, co-founded Texas Instruments (d. 2003)

1902- Dutch Schultz -American mobster (d. 1935)

1904- Jean Dessès -Greek-Egyptian fashion designer (d. 1970)

1904- Henry Iba -American basketball player and coach (d. 1993)

1906- Vic Dickenson -American trombonist (d. 1984)

1908- Helen Jacobs -American tennis player (d. 1997)

1908- Will Lee -American actor (d. 1982)

1908- Lajos Vajda -Hungarian painter (d. 1941)

1909- Diana Keppel, Countess of Albemarle -(d. 2013)

1910- Charles Crichton -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1911- Lucille Ball -American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1989)

1911- Norman Gordon -South African cricketer (d. 2014)

1911- Constance Heaven -English author and actress (d. 1995)

1912- Richard C. Miller -American photographer (d. 2010)

1916- Richard Hofstadter -American historian and academic (d. 1970)

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

1917- Barbara Cooney -American author and illustrator (d. 2000)

1917- Robert Mitchum -American actor and singer (d. 1997)

1917- Edward Jewesbury -English actor (d. 2002)

1918- Norman Granz -American record producer (d. 2001)

1920- Selma Diamond -Canadian-American actress and screenwriter (d. 1985)

1920- John Graves (author)|John Graves -American author (d. 2013)

1920- Ella Raines -American actress (d. 1988)

1922- Freddie Laker -English businessman, founded Laker Airways (d. 2006)

1923- Jess Collins -American painter (d. 2004)

1924- Samuel Bowers -American activist, co-founded White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 2006)

1925- Barbara Bates -American actress and singer (d. 1969)

1926- Elisabeth Beresford -French-English author (d. 2010)

1926- Frank Finlay -English actor

1926- Clem Labine -American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)

1926- Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse -(d. 2013)

1926- János Rózsás -Hungarian author (d. 2012)

1926- Norman Wexler -American screenwriter (d. 1999)

1928- Herb Moford -American baseball player (d. 2005)

1928- Andy Warhol -American painter and photographer (d. 1987)

1929- Mike Elliott (saxophonist)|Mike Elliott -Jamaican saxophonist (The Foundations)

1929- Roch La Salle -Canadian politician, 42nd Minister of Public Works (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Public Works (d. 2007)

1930- Abbey Lincoln -American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2010)

1931- Chalmers Johnson -American scholar and author (d. 2010)

1932- Michael Deeley -English screenwriter and producer

1932- Howard Hodgkin -English painter

1932- Charles Wood (playwright)|Charles Wood -English playwright and screenwriter

1933- A. G. Kripal Singh -Indian cricketer (d. 1987)

1934- Piers Anthony -English-American author

1934- Chris Bonington -English mountaineer

1934- Billy Boston -Welsh rugby player and soldier

1935- Fortunato Baldelli -Italian cardinal (d. 2012)

1935- Octavio Getino -Spanish-Argentinian director and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1937- Baden Powell de Aquino -Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 2000)

1937- Charlie Haden -American bassist and composer (Old and New Dreams) (d. 2014)

1937- Barbara Windsor -English actress and singer

1938- Paul Bartel -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)

1938- Peter Bonerz -American actor and director

1940- Mukhu Aliyev -Russian philologist and politician, 2nd President of Dagestan

1940- Louise Sorel -American actress

1941- Lyle Berman -American poker player

1941- Ray Culp -American baseball player

1941- Andrew Green (diplomat)|Andrew Green -English diplomat

1942- George Jung -American drug trafficker

1942- Byard Lancaster -American saxophonist and flute player (d. 2012)

1943- Jon Postel -American computer scientist (d. 1998)

1944- Inday Badiday -Filipino journalist and actress (d. 2003)

1944- Michael Mingos -English chemist and academic

1944- Martin Wharton -English bishop

1945- Ron Jones (television director)|Ron Jones -English director and production manager (d. 1993)

1945- Andy Messersmith -American baseball player and coach

1946- Allan Holdsworth -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (UK (band)|UK, The Tony Williams Lifetime, HoBoLeMa, and Tempest (UK band)|Tempest)

1946- Masaaki Sakai -Japanese actor and singer (The Spiders (Japanese band)|The Spiders)

1946- Judy Craig -American singer (The Chiffons)

1947- Tony Dell -English-Australian cricketer

1948- William McCrea (politician)|William McCrea -Irish politician

1949- Dino Bravo -Italian-Canadian wrestler (d. 1993)

1949- Clarence Richard Silva -American bishop

1950- Dorian Harewood -American actor and singer

1951- Christophe de Margerie -French businessman (d. 2014)

1951- Catherine Hicks -American actress

1951- Daryl Somers -Australian television host

1952- Pat MacDonald (musician)|Pat MacDonald -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Timbuk3)

1952- David McLetchie -Scottish politician (d. 2013)

1952- Ton Scherpenzeel -Dutch keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Kayak (band)|Kayak Camel (band)|Camel, and Earth and Fire)

1952- Vinnie Vincent -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Kiss (band)|Kiss and Vinnie Vincent Invasion)

1953- Iqbal Qasim -Pakistani cricketer

1954- Paul Steigerwald -American sportscaster

1955- Gregory Bryant-Bey -American murderer (d. 2008)

1955- Rusty Magee -American actor and composer (d. 2003)

1955- John Reid (jockey)|John Reid -Irish jockey

1956- Bill Emmott -English journalist

1956- Stepfanie Kramer -American actress and singer

1957- Bob Horner -American baseball player

1957- Jim McGreevey -American politician, 52nd Governor of New Jersey

1958- Randy DeBarge -American singer-songwriter and bass player (DeBarge)

1959- Rajendra Singh -Indian environmentalist

1960- Dale Ellis -American basketball player

1961- Cara Lott -American porn actress and model

1961- Mary Ann Sieghart -English journalist and radio host

1962- Marc Lavoine -French singer and actor

1962- Michelle Yeoh -Malaysian-Hong Kong actress and producer

1963- Tomoyuki Dan -Japanese voice actor (d. 2013)

1963- Charles Ingram -English soldier, author, and game show contestant

1963- Kevin Mitnick -American computer hacker and author

1964- Lisa Boyle -American model and photographer

1964- Moosie Drier -American actor and director

1964- Gary Valenciano -Filipino singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1965- Yuki Kajiura -Japanese pianist and composer (See-Saw)

1965- Juliane Köhler -German actress

1965- David Robinson (basketball)|David Robinson -American basketball player and lieutenant

1965- Mark Speight -English television host (d. 2008)

1965- Vince Wells -England cricketer

1967- Mike Greenberg -American journalist and sportscaster

1967- Lorna Fitzsimons -English businesswoman and politician

1967- Julie Snyder -Canadian talk show host and producer

1968- Jack de Gier -Dutch footballer

1969- Simon Doull -New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster

1969- Elliott Smith -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Heatmiser) (d. 2003)

1970- M. Night Shyamalan -Indian-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1970- Erwin Thijs -Belgian cyclist

1971- Merrin Dungey -American actress

1971- Scott Minto -English footballer and sportscaster

1971- Piyal Wijetunge -Sri Lankan cricketer

1972- Paolo Bacigalupi -American author

1972- Geri Halliwell -English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Spice Girls)

1972- Ray Lucas -American football player and sportscaster

1972- Darren Eales -English footballer and lawyer

1973- Vera Farmiga -American actress

1973- Monica Goodling -American lawyer

1973- Max Kellerman -American sportscaster and radio host

1973- Donna Lewis -Welsh singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

1973- Stuart O'Grady -Australian cyclist

1973- Karenna Gore Schiff -American lawyer, journalist, and author

1973- Iain Morris -English screenwriter and producer

1974- Ever Carradine -American actress

1974- Bobby Petta -Dutch footballer

1974- Luis Vizcaíno -Dominican baseball player

1974- Alvin Williams -American basketball player and coach

1975- Jason Crump -English-Australian motorcycle racer

1975- Renate Götschl -Austrian skier

1975- Jamie McGonnigal -American voice actor

1975- Víctor Zambrano -Venezuelan baseball player

1976- Soleil Moon Frye -American actress

1976- Melissa George -Australian-American actress

1976- Krisztina Sereny -Hungarian bodybuilder and model

1977- Leandro Amaral -Brazilian footballer

1977- Jennifer Lyons -American actress

1977- Jimmy Nielsen -Danish footballer and manager

1977- Luciano Zavagno -Argentinian footballer

1978- Marisa Miller -American model and actress

1978- Reuben Rox -American actor, director, and producer

1978- Marvel Smith -American football player

1979- Francesco Bellotti -Italian cyclist

1979- Jaime Correa (footballer)|Jaime Correa -Mexican footballer

1979- Jonathan Glanfield -English sailor

1979- Megumi Okina -Japanese actress and singer

1979- Travis Reed -American basketball player

1980- Danny Collins -English-Welsh footballer

1980- Monique Ganderton -Canadian actress and stuntwoman

1980- András Horváth (footballer)|András Horváth -Hungarian footballer

1980- Charles McCarthy (fighter)|Charles McCarthy -American mixed martial artist

1980- Wilber Pan -American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor

1980- Seneca Wallace -American football player

1980- Roman Weidenfeller -German footballer

1981- Vitantonio Liuzzi -Italian race car driver

1981- Travie McCoy -American rapper and producer (Gym Class Heroes)

1981- Diána Póth -Hungarian figure skater

1982- Adrianne Curry -American model, actress, and producer

1982- Karl Davies -English actor

1982- Romola Garai -English model and actress

1982- Danny Lopes -American model and actor

1982- Ryan Sypek -American actor

1982- Jordis Unga -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1982- Kevin van der Perren -Belgian figure skater

1983- Annevig Schelde Ebbe -Danish actress

1983- Neil Harvey (footballer)|Neil Harvey -English-Barbadian footballer

1983- C. J. Mosley (defensive lineman)|C. J. Mosley -American football player

1983- Landon Pigg -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1983- Robin van Persie -Dutch footballer

1984- Sofia Essaïdi -Moroccan singer, dancer, and actress

1984- Eva-Maria Hoch -Austrian tennis player

1984- Vedad Ibišević -Bosnian footballer

1984- Jesse Ryder -New Zealand cricketer

1985- Viktoria Baškite -Estonian chess player

1985- Mickaël Delage -French cyclist

1985- Bafétimbi Gomis -French footballer

1985- Garrett Weber-Gale -American swimmer

1986- Raphael Pyrasch -German rugby player

1986- Reby Sky -American wrestler and model

1987- Charley Chase (pornographic actress)|Charley Chase -American porn actress

1987- Aditya Narayan -Indian actor and singer

1987- Joran van der Sloot -Dutch murderer

1988- Aleska Diamond -Hungarian porn actress

1988- Chelsee Healey -English actress

1988- Jared Murillo -American singer, dancer, and actor (V Factory)

1991- Jiao Liuyang -Chinese swimmer

1993- Kaori Ishihara -Japanese voice actress and singer

1995- Rebecca Peterson -Swedish tennis player

1998- Jack Scanlon -English actor

2001- Ty Simpkins -American actor

History of Deaths


258- Pope Sixtus II -

523- Pope Hormisdas -(b. 450)

750- Marwan II -Muslim caliph (b. 688)

1162- Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona -(b. 1113)

1195- Henry the Lion -German son of Henry X, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1129)

1221- Saint Dominic -Spanish priest, founded the Dominican Order (b. 1170)

1272- Stephen V of Hungary -(b. 1239)

1414- Ladislaus of Naples -(b. 1377)

1458- Pope Callixtus III -(b. 1378)

1623- Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare's wife)|Anne Hathaway -English wife of William Shakespeare (b. 1555)

1628- Johannes Junius -German politician (b. 1573)

1637- Ben Jonson -English poet and playwright (b. 1572)

1645- Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex -English merchant and politician (b. 1575)

1657- Bohdan Khmelnytsky -Ukrainian politician, 1st Hetman of Zaporizhian Host (b. 1595)

1660- Diego Velázquez -Spanish painter (b. 1599)

1679- John Snell -Scottish-English soldier and philanthropist, founded the Snell Exhibition (b. 1629)

1694- Antoine Arnauld -French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1612)

1695- François de Harlay de Champvallon -French archbishop (b. 1625)

1753- Georg Wilhelm Richmann -Estonian-Russian physicist (b. 1711)

1757- Ádám Mányoki -Hungarian painter (b. 1673)

1794- Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst -English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1714)

1815- James A. Bayard (elder)|James A. Bayard -American lawyer and politician (b. 1767)

1828- Konstantin von Benckendorff -Russian general and diplomat (b. 1785)

1850- Edward Walsh (poet)|Edward Walsh -Irish poet and songwriter (b. 1805)

1866- John Mason Neale -English priest, scholar, and hymnwriter (b. 1818)

1881- James Springer White -American religious leader, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (b. 1821)

1884- Robert Spear Hudson -English businessman (b. 1812)

1890- William Kemmler -American murderer (b. 1860)

1893- Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel -Swiss politician (b. 1811)

1904- Eduard Hanslick -Austrian author and critic (b. 1825)

1914- Ellen Axson Wilson -American wife of Woodrow Wilson, 29th First Lady of the United States (b. 1860)

1920- Stefan Bastyr -Polish pilot and author (b. 1890)

1925- Surendranath Banerjee -Indian academic and politician (b. 1848)

1931- Bix Beiderbecke -American cornet player, pianist, and composer (The Wolverines (jazz band)|The Wolverines) (b. 1903)

1945- Richard Bong -American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1920)

1945- Hiram Johnson -American politician, 23rd Governor of California (b. 1866)

1946- Tony Lazzeri -American baseball player and coach (b. 1903)

1957- Ernest Linton -Scottish-Canadian soccer player (b. 1880)

1959- Preston Sturges -American director, screenwriter, and playwright (b. 1898)

1964- Cedric Hardwicke -English-American actor (b. 1893)

1966- Cordwainer Smith -American sinologist, author, and academic (b. 1913)

1969- Theodor W. Adorno -German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1903)

1970- Nikos Tsiforos -Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1912)

1973- Fulgencio Batista -Cuban colonel and politician, 9th List of Presidents of Cuba|President of Cuba (b. 1901)

1973- Memphis Minnie -American singer-songwriter (b. 1897)

1976- Gregor Piatigorsky -Russian-American cellist and educator (b. 1903)

1978- Pope Paul VI -(b. 1897)

1978- Edward Durell Stone -American architect, designed Radio City Music Hall and the Kennedy Center (b. 1902)

1979- Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen -German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

1983- Klaus Nomi -German singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1944)

1985- Forbes Burnham -Guyanese politician, 2nd President of Guyana (b. 1923)

1986- Emilio Fernández -Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1904)

1987- Ira C. Eaker -American general (b. 1896)

1990- Jacques Soustelle -French anthropologist and politician (b. 1912)

1991- Shapour Bakhtiar -Iranian politician, 74th Prime Minister of Iran (b. 1915)

1991- Roland Michener -Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Governor General of Canada (b. 1900)

1991- Harry Reasoner -American journalist, founded ''60 Minutes'' (b. 1923)

1992- Leszek Błażyński -Polish boxer (b. 1949)

1993- Tex Hughson -American baseball player (b. 1916)

1994- Domenico Modugno -Italian singer-songwriter, actor, and politician (b. 1928)

1997- Shin Ki-ha -South Korean politician (b. 1941)

1998- André Weil -French-American mathematician and academic (b. 1906)

1999- Rita Sakellariou -Greek singer (b. 1934)

2001- Jorge Amado -Brazilian poet and author (b. 1912)

2001- Wilhelm Mohnke -German SS officer (b. 1911)

2001- Shan Ratnam -Sri Lankan physician and academic (b. 1928)

2001- Dorothy Tutin -English actress (b. 1930)

2002- Edsger W. Dijkstra -Dutch physicist, computer scientist, and academic (b. 1930)

2003- Julius Baker -American flute player and educator (b. 1915)

2004- Rick James -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Mynah Birds) (b. 1948)

2004- Donald Justice -American poet and academic (b. 1925)

2005- Keter Betts -American bassist (b. 1928)

2005- Robin Cook -Scottish politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (b. 1946)

2005- Ibrahim Ferrer -Cuban singer (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1927)

2007- Heinz Barth -German SS officer (b. 1920)

2007- Zsolt Daczi -Hungarian guitarist (Bikini (Hungarian band)|Bikini) (b. 1969)

2008- Angelos Kitsos -Greek lawyer and author (b. 1934)

2009- Riccardo Cassin -Italian mountaineer and author (b. 1909)

2009- Willy DeVille -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mink DeVille) (b. 1950)

2009- John Hughes (filmmaker)|John Hughes -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1950)

2009- Willibrordus S. Rendra -Indonesian poet and playwright (b. 1935)

2011- Fe del Mundo -Filipino pediatrician and educator (b. 1911)

2012- Richard Cragun -American-Brazilian ballet dancer and choreographer (b. 1944)

2012- Marvin Hamlisch -American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1944)

2012- Robert Hughes (critic)|Robert Hughes -Australian-American author and critic (b. 1938)

2012- Bernard Lovell -English physicist and astronomer (b. 1913)

2012- Mark O'Donnell -American playwright (b. 1954)

2012- Ruggiero Ricci -American violinist and educator (b. 1918)

2012- Dan Roundfield -American basketball player (b. 1953)

2013- Ze'ev Ben-Haim -Ukrainian-Israeli linguist and academic (b. 1907)

2013- Marco Bucci -Italian discus thrower (b. 1960)

2013- Jeremy Geidt -English-American actor (b. 1930)

2013- Stan Lynde -American author and illustrator (b. 1931)

2013- Mava Lee Thomas -American baseball player (b. 1929)

2013- Dave Wagstaffe -English footballer (b. 1943)

2013- Jerry Wolman -American businessman (b. 1927)

2014- Ananda W. P. Guruge -Sri Lankan scholar and diplomat (b. 1928)

2014- John Woodland Hastings -American biochemist and academic (b. 1927)

2014- Smita Talwalkar -Indian actress and producer (b. 1954)