This Day in History

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Day History: August-8

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Events History


1220- Sweden -is defeated by Estonians|Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.

1503-King James IV of Scotland -marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England at Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1576-The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe -s Uraniborg observatory is laid on Ven, Sweden|Ven, Denmark.

1585- John Davis (English explorer)|John Davis -enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage.

1588- Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604)|Anglo-Spanish War -Spanish Armada#Battle of Gravelines|Battle of Gravelines: The naval engagement ends, ending the Spanish Armada's attempt to invade England.

1605-The city of Oulu -Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.

1647-The Irish Confederate Wars -and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungan's Hill: Parliament of England|English Parliamentary forces defeat Ireland|Irish forces.

1709- Bartolomeu de Gusmão -demonstrates the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the King of Portugal in Lisbon, Portugal

1786- Mont Blanc -on the France|French – Italy|Italian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard.

1793-The Revolt of Lyon against the National Convention|insurrection of Lyon -occurs during the French Revolution.

1794- Joseph Whidbey -leads an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.

1844-The Quorum of the Twelve -Apostles, headed by Brigham Young, is reaffirmed as the leading body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

1863- American Civil War -Following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation to Confederate States of America|Confederate President Jefferson Davis (which is refused upon receipt).

1870-The '' Republic of Ploiești -', a failed Liberalism and radicalism in Romania|Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol I of Romania|Carol of Romania.

1876- Thomas Edison -receives a patent for his mimeograph.

1885-More than 1.5 million people attend the funeral of Ulysses S. Grant -in New York City.

1908- Wright brothers|Wilbur Wright -makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.

1918- World War I -The Battle of Amiens (1918)|Battle of Amiens begins a string of almost continuous victories with a push through the Germany|German front lines (Hundred Days Offensive).

1927-The predecessor to the Philippine Stock Exchange -opens.

1929-The German airship '' LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin|Graf Zeppelin -' begins a round-the-world flight.

1940-The " Aufbau Ost (1940)|Aufbau Ost -directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.

1942- Quit India Movement -is launched in India against the British rule in response to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi|Mohandas Gandhi's call for swaraj or complete independence.

1946-First flight of the Convair B-36 -the world's first mass-produced nuclear weapon delivery vehicle, the heaviest mass-produced piston-engined aircraft, with the longest wingspan of any military aircraft, and the first bomber with intercontinental range.

1960- South Kasai -secedes from the Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville)|Congo.

1963- Great Train Robbery (1963)|Great Train Robbery -In England, a gang of 15 train robbery|train robbers steal Pound sterling|£2.6 million in bank notes.

1963-The Zimbabwe African National Union -(ZANU), the current ruling party of Zimbabwe, is formed by a split from the Zimbabwe African People's Union.

1967-The Association of Southeast Asian Nations -(ASEAN) is founded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

1969-At a zebra crossing -in London, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the photo that becomes the cover of the Beatles album ''Abbey Road''.

1973- Kim Dae-jung -a South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, is Kidnapping of Kim Dae-jung|kidnapped.

1974-President Richard Nixon -in a nationwide television address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day.

1980-The Central Hotel Fire, Bundoran|Central Hotel Fire -occurs in Bundoran, Ireland.

1988-The " 8888 Uprising -occurs in Burma.

1989- Space Shuttle program -STS-28 Mission: Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission.

1990- Iraq -occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.

1991-The Warsaw radio mast -at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.

2000-Confederate submarine '' H. L. Hunley (submarine)|H.L. Hunley -' is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence.

2008-A EuroCity -express train en route from Kraków, Poland to Prague, Czech Republic Studénka train accident|strikes a part of a motorway bridge that had fallen onto the railroad track near Studénka railway station in the Czech Republic and derails, killing eight people and injuring 64 others.

2008-The 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony|opening ceremony -of the 2008 Summer Olympics take place in Beijing.

2010- 2010 China floods -2010 Gansu mudslide|A mudslide in Zhugqu County, Gansu, China, kills more than 1,400 people.

Famous Birthdays


1079- Emperor Horikawa -of Japan (d. 1107)

1518- Conrad Lycosthenes -French-German scholar (d. 1561)

1560- Elizabeth Báthory -Hungarian murderer (d. 1614)

1605- Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore -English lawyer and politician, List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador|Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1675)

1640- Amalia Catharina -German poet and composer (d. 1697)

1646- Godfrey Kneller -German painter (d. 1723)

1673- John Ker -Scottish spy (d. 1726)

1693- Laurent Belissen -French composer (d. 1762)

1694- Francis Hutcheson (philosopher)|Francis Hutcheson -Irish philosopher and academic (d. 1746)

1709- Hermann Anton Gelinek -German-Italian monk and violinist (d. 1779)

1720- Carl Fredrik Pechlin -Swedish general and politician (d. 1796)

1790- Ferenc Kölcsey -Hungarian poet and politician (d. 1838)

1807- Emilie Flygare-Carlén -Swedish author (d. 1892)

1814- Esther Hobart Morris -American jurist (d. 1902)

1824- Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse and by Rhine)|Maria Alexandrovna -German-Russian wife of Alexander II of Russia (d. 1880)

1839- Nelson A. Miles -American general (d. 1925)

1857- Cécile Chaminade -French pianist and composer (d. 1944)

1866- Matthew Henson -American explorer (d. 1955)

1874- Albert Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield -English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (d. 1948)

1875- Artur Bernardes -Brazilian politician, 12th President of Brazil (d. 1955)

1876- Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly -Indian-Syrian priest, founded the Sisters of the Destitute (d. 1929)

1879- Bob Smith (doctor)|Bob Smith -American physician and surgeon, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)

1879- Emiliano Zapata -Mexican general (d. 1919)

1880- Earle Page -Australian politician, 11th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1961)

1881- Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist -German field marshal (d. 1954)

1882- Ladislas Starevich -Russian-French animator, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1965)

1884- Sara Teasdale -American poet (d. 1933)

1889- Jack Ryder (cricketer)|Jack Ryder -Australian cricketer (d. 1977)

1891- Adolf Busch -German violinist and composer (d. 1952)

1896- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings -American author (d. 1953)

1898- Alexis Minotis -Greek actor and director (d. 1990)

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

1902- Paul Dirac -English-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

1903- Dayton Lummis -American actor (d. 1988)

1904- Achille Varzi -Italian race car driver (d. 1948)

1905- André Jolivet -French composer (d. 1974)

1907- Benny Carter -American saxophonist, trumpet player, and composer (d. 2003)

1908- Arthur Goldberg -American jurist and politician, 6th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1990)

1909- Bill Voce -England cricketer and coach (d. 1984)

1910- Jimmy Murphy (footballer)|Jimmy Murphy -Welsh-English footballer and manager (d. 1989)

1910- Sylvia Sidney -American actress (d. 1999)

1911- Rosetta LeNoire -American actress (d. 2002)

1915- Jumbo Elliott (coach)|James Elliott -American runner and coach (d. 1981)

1919- Dino De Laurentiis -Italian actor and producer (d. 2010)

1919- John David Wilson -English animator and producer (d. 2013)

1920- Leo Chiosso -Italian songwriter and producer (d. 2006)

1920- Carol Lambrino -Romanian son of Carol II of Romania (d. 2006)

1920- Jimmy Witherspoon -American singer (d. 1997)

1921- William Asher -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1921- Webb Pierce -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)

1921- Vulimiri Ramalingaswami -Indian pathologist and academic (d. 2001)

1921- Esther Williams -American swimmer, actress, and singer (d. 2013)

1922- Rory Calhoun -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1922- Rudi Gernreich -Austrian-American fashion designer, created the Monokini (d. 1985)

1922- Gertrude Himmelfarb -American historian, author, and academic

1922- Károly Reich -Hungarian illustrator (d. 1988)

1925- Alija Izetbegović -Bosnian lawyer and politician, 1st Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina|President of Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 2003)

1925- Ginny Tyler -American voice actress and singer (d. 2012)

1926- Richard Anderson -American actor

1926- Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen -English lawyer, academic, and politician

1927- Johnny Temple -American baseball player and coach (d. 1994)

1927- Maia Wojciechowska -Polish-American author (d. 2002)

1928- Don Burrows -Australian saxophonist, clarinet player, and flute player

1928- Simón Díaz -Venezuelan singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1929- Ronnie Biggs -English criminal (d. 2013)

1929- Larisa Bogoraz -Russian linguist and activist (d. 2004)

1930- Joan Mondale -American wife of Walter Mondale, 32nd Second Lady of the United States (d. 2014)

1930- Terry Nation -Welsh-American author and screenwriter (d. 1997)

1930- Jerry Tarkanian -American basketball player and coach

1931- Roger Penrose -English physicist, mathematician, and philosopher

1932- Luis García Meza Tejada -Bolivian general and politician, 68th President of Bolivia

1932- Mel Tillis -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Old Dogs)

1933- Joe Tex -American singer-songwriter (d. 1982)

1933- Serena Wilson -American dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)

1934- Keith Barron -English actor

1934- Sarat Pujari -Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1935- Donald P. Bellisario -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1935- John Laws -Papua New Guinean-Australian radio host

1936- Frank Howard (baseball)|Frank Howard -American baseball player and manager

1936- Çolpan İlhan -Turkish actress (d. 2014)

1936- Jan Pieńkowski -Polish-English author and illustrator

1937- Dustin Hoffman -American actor, singer, and producer

1937- Cornelis Vreeswijk -Dutch-Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1987)

1938- Jack Baldwin (chemist)|Jack Baldwin -English chemist and academic

1938- Jacques Hétu -Canadian composer and educator (d. 2010)

1938- Connie Stevens -American actress, singer, director, and producer

1939- Phil Balsley -American singer-songwriter (The Statler Brothers)

1939- Viorica Viscopoleanu -Romanian long jumper

1939- Alexander Watson (diplomat)|Alexander Watson -American diplomat

1940- Dilip Sardesai -Indian cricketer (d. 2007)

1940- Dennis Tito -American engineer and businessman, founded Wilshire Associates

1941- George Tiller -American physician (d. 2009)

1942- Dennis Canavan -Scottish educator and politician

1942- John Gustafson (musician)|John Gustafson -English singer-songwriter and bass player (Roxy Music, Ian Gillan Band, The Big Three (band)|The Big Three, Quatermass (band)|Quatermass, and Episode Six) (d. 2014)

1942- Vardo Rumessen -Estonian pianist and musicologist

1944- Brooke Bundy -American actress

1944- Uli Derickson -Czech-American flight attendant (d. 2005)

1944- Michael Johnson (singer)|Michael Johnson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1944- John Renbourn -English guitarist and songwriter (The John Renbourn Group and Pentangle (band)|Pentangle)

1944- Simon Taylor (journalist)|Simon Taylor -English journalist

1946- Joe Bethancourt -American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1947- Terangi Adam -Nauruan politician

1947- José Cruz -Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach

1947- Ken Dryden -Canadian ice hockey player and politician

1947- Larry Wilcox -American actor

1948- Susan Himmelweit -English economist and academic

1948- Svetlana Savitskaya -Russian engineer and astronaut

1949- Keith Carradine -American actor and singer

1949- Ricardo Londoño -Colombian race car driver (d. 2009)

1950- Sarah Dunant -English author and critic

1950- Willie Hall (drummer)|Willie Hall -American drummer (The Blues Brothers, The Bar-Kays, and Booker T. & the M.G.'s)

1950- Ken Kutaragi -Japanese businessman, created PlayStation (console)|PlayStation

1951- Phil Carlson -Australian cricketer

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

1951- Mamoru Oshii -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter

1951- Randy Shilts -American journalist and author (d. 1994)

1951- Louis van Gaal -Dutch footballer and manager

1952- Anton Fig -South African-American drummer (Spider (band)|Spider and Frehley's Comet)

1952- Jostein Gaarder -Norwegian author

1952- Doug Melvin -Canadian baseball player and manager

1952- Robin Quivers -American radio host, actress, and author

1952- Sudhakar Rao -Indian cricketer

1953- Mark Lazarowicz -English politician

1953- Nigel Mansell -English race car driver

1953- Don Most -American actor and director

1954- Nick Holtam -English bishop

1955- Diddú -Icelandic singer-songwriter

1955- Herbert Prohaska -Austrian footballer and manager

1955- Michael Roe (racing driver)|Michael Roe -Irish race car driver

1955- Branscombe Richmond -American actor, stuntman, and producer

1956- Chris Foreman -English guitarist and songwriter (Madness (band)|Madness)

1956- David Grant (singer)|David Grant -English singer (Linx (band)|Linx)

1956- Cecilia Roth -Argentinian actress

1957- Dennis Drew -American keyboard player (10,000 Maniacs)

1958- Deborah Norville -American journalist

1959- Caroline Ansink -Dutch flute player, composer, and educator

1960- Ulrich Maly -German politician, 16th List of mayors of Nuremberg|Mayor of Nuremberg

1961- The Edge -Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (U2)

1961- Daniel House -American bass player and producer (10 Minute Warning and Skin Yard)

1961- Ron Klain -American lawyer, Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States

1961- Bruce Matthews (American football)|Bruce Matthews -American football player and coach

1961- Rikki Rockett -American drummer (Poison (American band)|Poison)

1961- Annemieke Verdoorn -Dutch actress

1961- Simon Weston -Welsh soldier

1962- Kool Moe Dee -American rapper (Treacherous Three)

1963- Rica Fukami -Japanese voice actress

1963- Hur Jin-ho -South Korean director and screenwriter

1963- Ron Karkovice -American baseball player and manager

1963- Emi Shinohara -Japanese voice actress

1963- Jon Turteltaub -American director and producer

1963- Stephen Walkom -Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and manager

1964- Anastasia M. Ashman -American author

1964- Scott Sandelin -American ice hockey player and coach

1964- Paul Taylor (cricketer)|Paul Taylor -English cricketer

1964- Eddie Trunk -American radio host and author

1965- Angus Fraser -English cricketer, manager, and journalist

1965- El Hefe -American guitarist and trumpet player (NOFX)

1965- Kate Langbroek -Australian talk show host

1966- Chris Eubank -English boxer

1966- John Hudek -American baseball player and coach

1967- Sable (wrestler)|Sable -American wrestler and actress

1967- Eric Angle -American wrestler

1967- Marcelo Balboa -American soccer player

1967- Lee Unkrich -American director and screenwriter

1968- Yvie Burnett -Scottish soprano

1968- Aldo Calderón van Dyke -Honduran journalist (d. 2013)

1968- Abey Kuruvilla -Indian cricketer and coach

1968- Huey Morgan -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fun Lovin' Criminals)

1969- Dick Togo -Japanese wrestler

1969- Monika Tsõganova -Estonian chess player

1969- Faye Wong -Chinese singer-songwriter and actress

1970- Trev Alberts -American football player and journalist

1970- Pascal Duquenne -Belgian actor

1971- Johnny Balentina -Dutch baseball player

1972- Joely Collins -Canadian actress

1972- Andrea de Rossi -Italian rugby player and coach

1972- Axel Merckx -Belgian cyclist

1972- Steven Tweed -Scottish footballer and manager

1973- Shane Lee -Australian cricketer and guitarist (Six & Out)

1973- Senta Moses -American actress

1973- Jessica Calvello -American voice actress

1973- Gert Olesk -Estonian footballer and manager

1973- Scott Stapp -American singer-songwriter and producer (Creed (band)|Creed)

1974- Scott D'Amore -Canadian wrestler and manager

1974- Brian Harvey -English singer-songwriter (East 17)

1974- Andy Priaulx -Guernseyan race car driver

1975- Mick Moss -English singer-songwriter (Antimatter (band)|Antimatter)

1975- Villem Tomiste -Estonian architect

1976- JC Chasez -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor ('N Sync)

1976- Tawny Cypress -American actress

1976- Drew Lachey -American singer and actor (98 Degrees)

1976- Lee Seung-Yeop -South Korean baseball player

1976- Jeff Simmons (racing driver)|Jeff Simmons -American race car driver

1977- Darren Manzella -American sergeant (d. 2013)

1977- Szilárd Németh -Slovak footballer

1977- Lindsay Sloane -American actress

1977- Rocky Thompson -Canadian ice hockey player

1977- Nicolas Vogondy -French cyclist

1977- Mohammad Wasim -Pakistani cricketer

1978- Alan Maybury -Irish footballer and coach

1978- Louis Saha -French footballer

1978- Miho Shiraishi -Japanese actress

1978- Countess Vaughn -American actress and singer

1979- Richard Harwood -English cellist

1979- Rashard Lewis -American basketball player

1979- Pooja Shah -English actress

1979- Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson -Icelandic handball player

1980- Shayna Baszler -American mixed martial artist

1980- Craig Breslow -American baseball player

1980- Jack Cassel -American baseball player

1980- Denisse Guerrero -Mexican singer-songwriter (Belanova)

1980- Mike Hindert -American singer and bass player (The Bravery)

1980- Sabine Klaschka -German tennis player

1980- Diego Markwell -Dutch baseball player

1980- Pat Noonan -American soccer player

1980- Michael Urie -American actor, director, and producer

1981- Vanessa Amorosi -Australian singer-songwriter

1981- Roger Federer -Swiss tennis player

1981- Meagan Good -American actress and producer

1981- Kaori Iida -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume, Tanpopo, and Dream Morning Musume)

1981- Bradley McIntosh -English singer and actor (S Club and Upper Street (band)|Upper Street)

1981- Harel Skaat -Israeli singer-songwriter

1982- David Florence -Scottish canoe racer

1983- Guy Burnet -English actor

1983- Fred Meyers -American actor

1984- Kirk Broadfoot -Scottish footballer

1984- Brenda Gandini -Argentinian model and actress

1984- Devon McTavish -American soccer player

1984- Norbert Michelisz -Hungarian race car driver

1984- Martrez Milner -American football player

1985- Toby Flood -English rugby player

1985- Ryan Koolwijk -Dutch footballer

1985- James Morgan (actor)|James Morgan -Welsh actor

1985- Brett Ratliff -American football player

1986- Kateryna Bondarenko -Ukrainian tennis player

1986- Pierre Garçon -American football player

1986- Cody Lightning -Canadian actor

1986- Peyton List (actress born 1986)|Peyton List -American actress

1986- Chris Pressley -American football player

1987- Pierre Boulanger -French actor

1987- Katie Leung -Scottish actress

1987- Tatjana Malek -German tennis player

1988- Danilo Gallinari -Italian basketball player

1988- Ni Ni -Chinese actress

1988- Rinku Singh -Indian baseball player

1988- Laura Slade Wiggins -American actress and singer

1989- Ken Baumann -American actor and publisher

1989- Anthony Rizzo (baseball)|Anthony Rizzo -American baseball player

1989- Ali Cobrin -American actress

1989- Sesil Karatantcheva -Bulgarian-Kazakhstan tennis player

1989- Hannah Miley -English-Scottish swimmer

1989- Aleksandra Szwed -Polish actress and singer

1990- Vladimír Darida -Czech footballer

1990- Parker Kligerman -American race car driver

1991- Nélson Oliveira -Portuguese footballer

1992- Josip Drmić -Swiss footballer

1993- Ben Breedlove -American blogger (d. 2011)

1993- Jessie Rogers -Brazilian porn actress

1995- Malin Reitan -Norwegian singer

1998- Shawn Mendes -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

History of Deaths


869- Lothair II -Frankish king (b. 825)

1303- Henry of Castile the Senator -(b. 1230)

1555- Oronce Finé -French mathematician and cartographer (b. 1494)

1588- Alonso Sánchez Coello -Spanish painter (b. 1532)

1604- Horio Tadauji -Japanese daimyo (b. 1578)

1631- Konstantinas Sirvydas -Lithuanian lexicographer (b. 1579)

1684- George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer -English politician (b. 1622)

1719- Christoph Ludwig Agricola -German painter (b. 1667)

1747- Madeleine de Verchères -Canadian raid leader (b. 1678)

1759- Carl Heinrich Graun -German tenor and composer (b. 1704)

1827- George Canning -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770)

1828- Carl Peter Thunberg -Swedish botanist and phycologist (b. 1743)

1863- Angus MacAskill -Scottish-Canadian giant (b. 1825)

1879- Immanuel Hermann Fichte -German philosopher (b. 1797)

1887- Alexander William Doniphan -American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1808)

1897- Jacob Burckhardt -Swiss historian and academic (b. 1818)

1898- Eugène Boudin -French painter (b. 1824)

1902- James Tissot -French painter (b. 1836)

1909- Mary MacKillop -Australian nun, co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (b. 1842)

1911- William P. Frye -American lawyer and politician (b. 1830)

1921- Juhani Aho -Finnish author and journalist (b. 1861)

1928- Stjepan Radić -Croatian politician (b. 1871)

1930- Launceston Elliot -Scottish weightlifter (b. 1874)

1934- Wilbert Robinson -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1863)

1940- Johnny Dodds -American clarinet player and saxophonist (b. 1892)

1944- Erwin von Witzleben -German field marshal (b. 1881)

1944- Michael Wittmann -German commander (b. 1914)

1947- Anton Denikin -Russian general (b. 1872)

1950- Fergus McMaster -Australian businessman, founded Qantas (b. 1879)

1961- Mei Lanfang -Chinese opera singer and actor (b. 1894)

1962- Elizabeth Ann Duncan -American murderer (d. 1904)

1965- Shirley Jackson -American author (b. 1916)

1969- Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer -German biologist and eugenicist (b. 1896)

1971- Freddie Spencer Chapman -English soldier (b. 1907)

1972- Andrea Feldman -American actress (b. 1948)

1973- Dean Corll -American serial killer (b. 1939)

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

1974- Baldur von Schirach -German Nazism|nazi leader (b. 1907)

1975- Cannonball Adderley -American saxophonist (b. 1928)

1979- Nicholas Monsarrat -English author (b. 1910)

1980- Paul Triquet -Canadian soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1910)

1981- Thomas McElwee -Irish activist (b. 1957)

1982- Eric Brandon -English race car driver (b. 1920)

1984- Richard Deacon (actor)|Richard Deacon -American actor (b. 1921)

1984- Ellen Raskin -American author and illustrator (b. 1928)

1985- Louise Brooks -American actress and dancer (b. 1906)

1985- Louis Meeuwessen -Dutch boxer (b. 1903)

1987- Danilo Blanuša -Croatian mathematician and physicist (b. 1903)

1988- Félix Leclerc -Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1914)

1988- Alan Napier -English-American actor (b. 1903)

1991- Julissa Gomez -American gymnast (b. 1972)

1991- James Irwin -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)

1992- Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei -Iranian religious leader and scholar (b. 1899)

1992- John Kordic -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1965)

1992- Bertalan Papp -Hungarian fencer (b. 1913)

1995- John Adams (running back)|John Adams -American football player (b. 1937)

1996- Nevill Francis Mott -English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

1996- Jüri Randviir -Estonian chess player and journalist (b. 1927)

1998- Mahmoud Saremi -Iranian journalist (b. 1968)

2003- Dirk Hoogendam -Dutch SS officer (b. 1922)

2003- Falaba Issa Traoré -Malian director and playwright (b. 1930)

2004- Dimitris Papamichael -Greek actor and director (b. 1934)

2004- Fay Wray -Canadian-American actress (b. 1907)

2005- Barbara Bel Geddes -American actress and author (b. 1922)

2005- Ahmed Deedat -South African missionary and author (b. 1918)

2005- John H. Johnson -American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (b. 1918)

2005- Gene Mauch -American baseball player and manager (b. 1925)

2005- Dean Rockwell -American commander, wrestler, and coach (b. 1912)

2005- Monica Sjöö -Swedish-English painter (b. 1938)

2005- Ilse Werner -Indonesian-German actress and singer (b. 1921)

2007- Ma Lik -Chinese journalist and politician (b. 1952)

2007- Melville Shavelson -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

2008- Orville Moody -American golfer (b. 1933)

2008- Leonard Pagliero -English pilot and dog breeder (b. 1913)

2009- Daniel Jarque -Spanish footballer (b. 1983)

2010- Patricia Neal -American actress (b. 1926)

2012- Fay Ajzenberg-Selove -German-American physicist and academic (b. 1926)

2012- Hans R. Camenzind -Swiss-American engineer (b. 1934)

2012- Ruth Etchells -English poet and academic (b. 1931)

2012- Sancho Gracia -Spanish actor (b. 1936)

2012- Surya Lesmana -Indonesian footballer and manager (b. 1944)

2012- Kurt Maetzig -German director and screenwriter (b. 1911)

2013- Karen Black -American actress, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)

2013- Johannes Bluyssen -Dutch bishop (b. 1926)

2013- Fernando Castro Pacheco -Mexican painter, engraver, and illustrator (b. 1918)

2013- Jack Clement -American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1931)

2013- Igor Kurnosov -Russian chess player (b. 1985)

2013- Barbara Mertz -American author (b. 1927)

2013- Regina Resnik -American soprano and actress (b. 1922)

2013- Jaymala Shiledar -Indian actor and singer (b. 1926)

2014- Ralph Bryans -Irish-Scottish motorcycle racer (b. 1942)

2014- Menahem Golan -Israeli director and producer (b. 1929)

2014- Charles Keating (actor)|Charles Keating -English-American actor (b. 1941)

2014- Leonardo Legaspi -Filipino archbishop (b. 1935)

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

2014- Peter Sculthorpe -Australian composer and conductor (b. 1929)

2014- Red Wilson -American football and baseball player (b. 1929)