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480- Odoacer -first King of Italy, occupies Dalmatia. He later establishes his political power with the co-operation of the Roman Senate.
536- Gothic War (535–554)|Gothic War -The Byzantine general Belisarius enters Rome unopposed; the Goths|Gothic garrison flee the capital.
730- Battle of Marj Ardabil -The Khazars annihilate an Umayyad army and kill its commander, al-Jarrah ibn Abdallah al-Hakami.
1425-The Old University of Leuven|Catholic University of Leuven -is founded.
1531- Our Lady of Guadalupe|The Virgin of Guadalupe -first appears to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, Mexico City.
1775- American Revolutionary War -British troops lose the Battle of Great Bridge, and leave Virginia soon afterward.
1793-New York City's first daily newspaper -the ''American Minerva'', is established by Noah Webster.
1824-Patriot forces led by General Antonio José de Sucre -defeat a Royalist army in the Battle of Ayacucho, putting an end to the Peruvian War of Independence.
1835- Texas Revolution -The Texian Army captures San Antonio, Texas.
1851-The first YMCA -in North America is established in Montreal.
1856-The Iran -an city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
1861- American Civil War -The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress.
1872-In Louisiana -P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first serving African-American governor of a U.S. state.
1875-The Massachusetts Rifle Association -"America's Oldest Active Gun Club", is founded.
1888-Statistician Herman Hollerith -installs his computing device at the United States War Department.
1897-Activist Marguerite Durand -founds the feminist daily newspaper ''La Fronde (newspaper)|La Fronde'' in Paris.
1905-In France, the 1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and the State|law separating church and state -is passed.
1911-A Cross Mountain Mine disaster|mine explosion -near Briceville, Tennessee, kills 84 miners despite rescue efforts led by the United States Bureau of Mines.
1917- World War I -In Palestine, Field Marshal Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby|Edmund Allenby Battle of Jerusalem (1917)|captures Jerusalem.
1922- Gabriel Narutowicz -is elected the first president of Poland.
1931-The Constituent Cortes -approves a Spanish Constitution of 1931|constitution which establishes the Second Spanish Republic.
1935- Walter Liggett -American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in a gangland murder.
1935-The Downtown Athletic Club|Downtown Athletic Club Trophy -later renamed the Heisman Trophy, is awarded for the first time. The winner is halfback Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago.
1937- Second Sino-Japanese War -Battle of Nanking
1940- World War II -Operation Compass
1941-World War II: The Republic of China -Cuba, Guatemala, and Commonwealth of the Philippines|the Philippine Commonwealth, declare war on Nazi Germany|Germany and Imperial Japan|Japan.
1941-World War II: The American 19th Operations Group|19th Bombardment Group -attacks Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.
1946-The " Subsequent Nuremberg trials -begin with the "Doctors' trial", prosecuting physicians and officers alleged to be involved in Nazi human experimentation and Action T4|mass murder under the guise of euthanasia.
1946-The Constituent Assembly of India -meets for the first time to write the Constitution of India.
1950- Cold War -Harry Gold is sentenced to 30 years in jail for helping Klaus Fuchs pass information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union. His testimony is later instrumental in the prosecution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
1953- Second Red Scare|Red Scare -General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company.
1956- Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810 -a Canadair North Star, crashes near Hope, British Columbia, Canada, killing all 62 people on board.
1958-The John Birch Society -is founded in the United States.
1960-The first episode of '' Coronation Street -', the world's longest-running television soap opera, is broadcast in the United Kingdom.
1961- Tanganyika -becomes independent from Britain.
1962-The Petrified Forest National Park -is established in Arizona.
1965- Kecksburg UFO incident -A fireball is seen from Michigan to Pennsylvania; witnesses report something crashing in the woods near Pittsburgh. In 2005 NASA admits that Kecksburg UFO incident#2005: NASA changes story to "Russian satellite"|it examined the object.
1965- A Charlie Brown Christmas -first in a series of Peanuts television specials, debuts on CBS.
1966- Barbados -joins the United Nations.
1968- Douglas Engelbart -gave what became known as "The Mother of All Demos", publicly debuting the Mouse (computer)|computer mouse, hypertext, and the bit-mapped graphical user interface using the NLS (computer system)|oN-Line System (NLS).
1969-U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers -proposes Rogers Plan|his plan for a ceasefire in the War of Attrition; Egypt and Jordan accept it over the objections of the Palestinian Liberation Organization|PLO, which leads to Black September in Jordan|civil war in Jordan in September 1970.
1971-The United Arab Emirates -join the United Nations.
1971- Indo-Pakistani War of 1971|Indo-Pakistani War -The Indian Air Force executes Meghna Heli Bridge|an airdrop of Indian Army units, bypassing Pakistani defences.
1973-British and Irish authorities sign the Sunningdale Agreement -in an attempt to establish a power-sharing Northern Ireland Executive (1974)|Northern Ireland Executive and a cross-border Council of Ireland.
1979-The eradication of the smallpox -virus is certified, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction.
1987- Israeli–Palestinian conflict -The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
1988-The Michael Hughes Bridge -in Sligo, Ireland, is officially opened.
2003-A Red Square Bombing|blast -in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.
2008-The Governor of Illinois -Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate|U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect of the United States|President-elect Barack Obama|Barack Obama's election to the Presidency.
2013-At least seven are dead and 63 are injured following a 2013 Bintaro train crash|train accident -near Bintaro, Indonesia.
1447- Chenghua Emperor -of China (d. 1487)
1508- Gemma Frisius -Dutch mathematician and cartographer (d. 1555)
1561- Edwin Sandys (died 1629)|Edwin Sandys -English politician (d. 1629)
1571- Metius -Dutch mathematician and astronomer (d. 1635)
1579- Martin de Porres -Peruvian saint (d. 1639)
1594- Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden -(d. 1632)
1608- John Milton -English poet and philosopher (d. 1674)
1610- Baldassare Ferri -Italian singer and actor (d. 1680)
1652- Augustus Quirinus Rivinus -German physician and botanist (d. 1723)
1667- William Whiston -English mathematician, historian, and theologian (d. 1752)
1717- Johann Joachim Winckelmann -German archaeologist and historian (d. 1768)
1721- Peter Pelham (composer)|Peter Pelham -English-American organist and composer (d. 1805)
1728- Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi -Italian composer (d. 1804)
1745- Maddalena Laura Sirmen -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1818)
1748- Claude Louis Berthollet -French chemist (d. 1822)
1751- Maria Luisa of Parma -(d. 1819)
1787- John Dobson (architect)|John Dobson -English architect, designed Eldon Square and Lilburn Tower (d. 1865)
1806- Jean-Olivier Chénier -Canadian physician (d. 1838)
1813- Thomas Andrews (scientist)|Thomas Andrews -Irish chemist and physicist (d. 1885)
1837- Émile Waldteufel -French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1915)
1842- Peter Kropotkin -Russian zoologist, economist, geographer, and philosopher (d. 1921)
1845- Joel Chandler Harris -American journalist and author (d. 1908)
1847- George Grossmith -English actor and singer (d. 1912)
1850- Emma Abbott -American soprano and actress (d. 1891)
1861- Hélène Smith -French psychic and occultist (d. 1929)
1867- Gregorios Xenopoulos -Greek journalist and author (d. 1951)
1868- Fritz Haber -Polish-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)
1870- Ida S. Scudder -Indian physician and missionary (d. 1960)
1871- Joe Kelley -American baseball player and manager (d. 1943)
1873- George Blewett -Canadian philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1912)
1875- Harry Miller (auto racing)|Harry Miller -American race car designer (d. 1943)
1876- Berton Churchill -Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1940)
1876- Pauline Whittier -American golfer (d. 1946)
1877- Mart Kuusik -Russian-Estonian rower (d. 1964)
1882- Joaquín Turina -Spanish-French composer, educator, and critic (d. 1949)
1883- Nikolai Luzin -Russian mathematician, theorist, and academic (d. 1950)
1883- Alexander Papagos -Greek general and politician, 152nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1955)
1883- Joseph Pilates -German-American fitness expert, developed Pilates (d. 1967)
1886- Clarence Birdseye -American businessman, founded Birds Eye (d. 1956)
1887- Tim Moore (comedian)|Tim Moore -American actor (d. 1958)
1889- Hannes Kolehmainen -Finnish-American runner (d. 1966)
1890- Laura Salverson -Canadian author (d. 1970)
1891- Maksim Bahdanovič -Belarusian poet and critic (d. 1917)
1895- Dolores Ibárruri -Spanish journalist and politician (d. 1989)
1895- Conchita Supervía -Spanish soprano and actress (d. 1936)
1897- Hermione Gingold -English-American actress and singer (d. 1987)
1898- Emmett Kelly -American clown (d. 1979)
1899- Jean de Brunhoff -French author and illustrator (d. 1937)
1900- Albert Weisbord -American activist, founded the Communist League of Struggle (d. 1977)
1901- Carol Dempster -American actress (d. 1991)
1901- Jean Mermoz -French pilot (d. 1936)
1901- Ödön von Horváth -Hungarian-German author and playwright (d. 1938)
1902- Margaret Hamilton -American actress, singer, and educator (d. 1985)
1904- Robert Livingston (actor)|Robert Livingston -American actor and singer (d. 1988)
1905- Dalton Trumbo -American author and screenwriter (d. 1976)
1906- Grace Hopper -American admiral and computer scientist, designed COBOL (d. 1992)
1909- Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. -American captain, actor, and producer (d. 2000)
1911- Lee J. Cobb -American actor (d. 1976)
1911- Broderick Crawford -American actor and singer (d. 1986)
1911- Ryūzō Sejima -Japanese colonel and businessman (d. 2007)
1912- Tip O'Neill -American politician, 55th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1994)
1914- Max Manus -Norwegian lieutenant (d. 1996)
1914- Frances Reid -American actress (d. 2010)
1914- Ljubica Sokić -Serbian painter and illustrator (d. 2009)
1915- Eloise Jarvis McGraw -American author (d. 2000)
1915- Elisabeth Schwarzkopf -German-Austrian soprano and actress (d. 2006)
1916- Jerome Beatty, Jr. -American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 2002)
1916- Kirk Douglas -American actor, singer, and producer
1917- James Jesus Angleton -American Central Intelligence Agency|CIA agent (d. 1987)
1917- James Rainwater -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1918- Joyce Redman -Irish-English actress (d. 2012)
1919- V. Dakshinamoorthy -Indian composer (d. 2013)
1919- William Lipscomb -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
1920- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi -Italian economist and politician, 10th President of Italy
1922- Redd Foxx -American actor and singer (d. 1991)
1925- Dina Merrill -American actress and businesswoman
1925- Roy Rubin -American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1926- Henry Way Kendall -American physicist, photographer, and mountaineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
1926- Jan Křesadlo -Czech-English psychologist and author (d. 1995)
1926- Roger McGee -American actor (d. 2013)
1927- Pierre Henry -French composer
1928- Joan Blos -American author and educator
1928- André Milhoux -Belgian race car driver
1928- Dick Van Patten -American actor
1929- John Cassavetes -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1929- Bob Hawke -Australian politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia
1930- Buck Henry -American actor, director, and screenwriter
1931- William Reynolds (actor)|William Reynolds -American actor
1931- Ladislav Smoljak -Czech actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1931- Paddi Edwards -English-American actress (d. 1999)
1932- Donald Byrd -American trumpet player and academic (d. 2013)
1932- Billy Edd Wheeler -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and playwright
1933- Ashleigh Brilliant -English-American author and illustrator
1933- Morton Downey, Jr. -American singer-songwriter, actor, and talk show host (d. 2001)
1933- Monique Miller -Canadian actress
1933- Orville Moody -American sergeant and golfer (d. 2008)
1933- Martin Puhvel -Estonian-Canadian philologist and academic
1934- Judi Dench -English actress and singer
1934- Junior Wells -American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (The Aces (blues band)|The Aces) (d. 1998)
1936- Ben Pon -Dutch race car driver
1937- Darwin Joston -American actor (d. 1998)
1938- John Braheny -American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1938- David Houston (singer)|David Houston -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
1938- Deacon Jones -American football player, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2013)
1940- Clancy Eccles -Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)
1941- Mehmet Ali Birand -Turkish journalist and author (d. 2013)
1941- Beau Bridges -American actor, director, and producer
1941- Dan Hicks (singer)|Dan Hicks -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Charlatans (American band)|The Charlatans and The Acoustic Warriors)
1942- Billy Bremner -Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1997)
1942- Dick Butkus -American football player, sportscaster, and actor
1942- David Harsent -English author, poet, and academic
1942- Joe McGinniss -American journalist and author (d. 2014)
1943- Pit Martin -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
1943- Joanna Trollope -English author, playwright, and director
1944- Neil Innes -English singer-songwriter and actor (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and The Rutles)
1944- Tadashi Irie -Japanese mobster
1944- Ki Longfellow -American author
1944- Bob O'Connor (mayor)|Bob O'Connor -American politician, 57th Mayor of Pittsburgh (d. 2006)
1945- Matti Mäntylä -Finnish actor
1945- Michael Nouri -American actor
1946- David Currie, Baron Currie of Marylebone -English economist and academic
1946- Dennis Dunaway -American bass player and songwriter
1946- Sonia Gandhi -Italian-Indian politician
1946- Nicholas Reade -English bishop
1947- Tom Daschle -American soldier, academic, and politician
1947- Jaak Jõerüüt -Estonian politician, 24th Minister of Defence (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Defense
1947- Allan Jones (cricketer)|Allan Jones -English cricketer and umpire
1948- Marleen Gorris -Dutch director and screenwriter
1948- Jonathan Sumption -English historian, judge, and author
1949- Tom Kite -American golfer and architect
1949- Nando Parrado -Uruguayan survivor of the 1972 Andes flight disaster
1950- Joan Armatrading -Caribbean-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952- Liaqat Baloch -Pakistani politician
1952- Michael Dorn -American actor and director
1953- Cornelis de Bondt -Dutch composer and educator
1953- World B. Free -American basketball player
1953- John Malkovich -American actor and producer
1954- Phil Bryant -American politician, 63rd Governor of Mississippi
1954- Herman Finkers -Dutch comedian and actor
1954- Jean-Claude Juncker -Luxembourger lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
1954- Henk ten Cate -Dutch footballer and manager
1955- Otis Birdsong -American basketball player
1955- Chamras Saewataporn -Thai singer-songwriter
1956- Jean-Pierre Thiollet -French journalist and author
1957- Peter O'Mara -Australian guitarist and composer (Passport (band)|Passport)
1957- Donny Osmond -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (The Osmonds)
1957- Steve Taylor -American singer-songwriter and producer (Chagall Guevara)
1958- Rikk Agnew -American guitarist (The Adolescents, D.I. (band)|D.I., Social Distortion, and Christian Death)
1958- Nick Seymour -Australian bass player, songwriter, and producer (Crowded House, Deadstar, and Tarmac Adam)
1959- Susan Bullock -English soprano
1959- John Martin Scripps -English murderer (d. 1996)
1960- Stefen Fangmeier -American visual effects designer and director
1960- Caroline Lucas -English politician and activist
1960- Terry Moran -American journalist
1960- Dobroslav Paraga -Croatian politician
1960- Juan Samuel -Dominican-American baseball player and manager
1961- David Anthony Higgins -American actor
1961- Joe Lando -American actor
1962- Felicity Huffman -American actress and producer
1963- Dave Hilton, Jr. -Canadian boxer
1964- Hape Kerkeling -German actor and singer
1964- Johannes B. Kerner -German journalist and sportscaster
1964- Paul Landers -German guitarist (Rammstein, Feeling B, and First Arsch)
1965- Joe Ausanio -American baseball player and coach
1966- Michael Foster (musician)|Michael Foster -American drummer (FireHouse (band)|FireHouse)
1966- Kirsten Gillibrand -American lawyer and politician
1966- Montserrat Gil Torné -Andorran politician
1966- Dave Harold -English snooker player
1966- Toby Huss -American actor and screenwriter
1966- Dana Murzyn -Canadian ice hockey player
1966- Spencer Rochfort -American-Canadian actor
1966- Julio Rodas -Guatemalan footballer
1966- Mateo Romero (artist)|Mateo Romero -American painter
1966- Gideon Sa'ar -Israeli lawyer and politician, 24th Internal Affairs Minister of Israel|Minister of Internal Affairs
1966- Kadyrbek Sarbayev -Kyrgyzstani politician
1966- Shane Scott -American director, producer, cinematographer, and screenwriter
1966- Martin Taylor (footballer born 1966)|Martin Taylor -English footballer
1966- Natee Thongsookkaew -Thai footballer
1967- Joshua Bell -American violinist and conductor
1967- Jason Dozzell -English footballer and manager
1967- Gheorghe Popescu -Romanian footballer
1968- Kurt Angle -American wrestler and actor
1968- Brian Bell (musician)|Brian Bell -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Weezer, Space Twins, and The Relationship)
1968- Brent Price -American basketball player
1969- Jakob Dylan -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Wallflowers)
1969- Bixente Lizarazu -French footballer
1969- Raphaël Rouquier -French mathematician and academic
1969- Allison Smith (actress)|Allison Smith -American actress and singer
1969- Sebastian Spence -Canadian actor
1970- Kara DioGuardi -American singer-songwriter and producer (Platinum Weird)
1970- Lance Krall -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1971- Geoff Barrow -English drummer, DJ, composer, and producer (Portishead (band)|Portishead, Beak (band)|Beak, and Quakers (band)|Quakers)
1971- Petr Nedvěd -Czech-Canadian ice hockey player
1972- Reiko Aylesworth -American actress
1972- Tré Cool -German-American drummer, songwriter, and actor (Green Day, The Lookouts, Foxboro Hot Tubs, and The Network)
1972- Michael Corcoran (musician)|Michael Corcoran -American singer-songwriter and producer
1972- Fabrice Santoro -Tahitian-French tennis player
1973- Fabio Artico -Italian footballer
1973- Bárbara Padilla -Mexican-American soprano
1974- Canibus -Jamaican-American rapper and actor (The Hrsmn)
1974- Aloísio da Silva Filho -Brazilian footballer
1974- Wendy Dillinger -American soccer player, coach, and manager
1974- Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan -Pakistani singer
1976- Chris Booker (baseball)|Chris Booker -American baseball player
1976- Bae Soo-bin -South Korean actor
1977- Saskia Garel -Jamaican-Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
1977- Shayne Graham -American football player
1977- Imogen Heap -English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Frou Frou (band)|Frou Frou and Urban Species)
1978- Gastón Gaudio -Argentinian tennis player
1978- Jesse Metcalfe -American actor
1979- Chen Hao (actress)|Chen Hao -Chinese actress and singer
1979- Olivia Lufkin -Japanese-American singer-songwriter (D&D (band)|D&D)
1979- Stephen McPhail -English-Irish footballer
1980- Simon Helberg -American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1980- Ryder Hesjedal -Canadian cyclist
1981- Mardy Fish -American tennis player
1981- Dia Mirza -Indian model, actress, and producer
1982- Tamilla Abassova -Russian cyclist
1982- Nathalie De Vos -Belgian runner
1982- Ryan Grant -American football player
1982- Bastian Swillims -German sprinter
1983- Jermaine Beckford -English-Jamaican footballer
1983- Dariusz Dudka -Polish footballer
1984- Michael Adam -German politician
1984- Angel Guirado -Spanish–Filipino footballer
1984- Leon Hall -American football player
1985- Wil Besseling -Dutch golfer
1986- Wanda Nara -Argentine model and vedette
1987- Kostas Giannoulis -Greek footballer
1987- Mat Latos -American baseball player
1987- Hikaru Nakamura -Japanese-American chess player
1988- Kwadwo Asamoah -Ghanaian footballer
1989- Lindsey Evans -American model
1990- LaFee -German singer-songwriter
1991- Choi Minho -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Shinee)
1993- Laura Smulders -Dutch cyclist
1995- McKayla Maroney -American gymnast
1996- Mykayla Skinner -American gymnast
History of Deaths
748- Nasr ibn Sayyar -Umayyad general and politician (b. 663)
1165- Malcolm IV of Scotland -(b. 1141)
1437- Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor -(b. 1368)
1544- Teofilo Folengo -Italian poet (b. 1491)
1565- Pope Pius IV -(b. 1499)
1603- William Watson (priest)|William Watson -English priest and conspirator (b. 1559)
1625- Ubbo Emmius -Dutch historian and geographer (b. 1547)
1636- Fabian Birkowski -Polish preacher and author (b. 1566)
1641- Anthony van Dyck -Belgian-English painter (b. 1599)
1669- Pope Clement IX -(b. 1600)
1674- Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon -English historian and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1609)
1706- Peter II of Portugal -(b. 1648)
1718- Vincenzo Coronelli -Italian monk, cosmographer, and cartographer (b. 1650)
1793- Yolande de Polastron -French-Austrian educator (b. 1749)
1798- Johann Reinhold Forster -German pastor, botanist, and ornithologist (b. 1729)
1830- Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher -Danish surgeon, botanist, and academic (b. 1757)
1854- Almeida Garrett -Portuguese journalist and author (b. 1799)
1858- Robert Baldwin -Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd List of Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada|Premier of Canada West (b. 1804)
1887- Mahmadu Lamine -Senegalese religious leader
1906- Ferdinand Brunetière -French author and critic (b. 1849)
1916- Natsume Sōseki -Japanese author and poet (b. 1867)
1924- Bernard Zweers -Dutch composer and educator (b. 1854)
1930- Rube Foster -American baseball player and manager (b. 1879)
1932- Roquia Sakhawat Hussain -Bangladeshi social worker (b. 1880)
1935- Walter Liggett -American journalist (b. 1886)
1937- Gustaf Dalén -Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
1941- Dmitry Merezhkovsky -Russian author, poet, and philosopher (b. 1865)
1943- Georges Dufrénoy -French painter (b. 1870)
1945- Yun Chi-ho -Korean Resistance activists, politicians (b. 1864)
1952- Abe Manley -American businessman (b. 1885)
1963- Daniel O. Fagunwa -Nigerian author (b. 1903)
1963- Perry Miller -American historian, author, and academic (b. 1905)
1964- Edith Sitwell -English poet and critic (b. 1887)
1965- Branch Rickey -American baseball player and manager (b. 1884)
1967- Charles Léon Hammes -Luxembourgian lawyer and judge, 3rd List of members of the European Court of Justice|President of the European Court of Justice (b. 1898)
1968- Enoch L. Johnson -American mob boss (b. 1883)
1970- Artem Mikoyan -Armenian-Russian engineer and businessman, co-founded the Mikoyan|Mikoyan Company (b. 1905)
1970- Feroz Khan Noon -Pakistani politician, 7th Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)
1971- Ralph Bunche -American political scientist, academic, and diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1971- Sergey Konenkov -Russian sculptor (b. 1874)
1972- Louella Parsons -American journalist and screenwriter (b. 1881)
1975- William A. Wellman -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1896)
1979- Fulton J. Sheen -American archbishop (b. 1895)
1982- Leon Jaworski -American lawyer (b. 1905)
1984- Razzle (musician)|Razzle -English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)
1992- Vincent Gardenia -Italian-American actor (b. 1922)
1993- Danny Blanchflower -Irish footballer and manager (b. 1926)
1994- Garnett Silk -Jamaican singer (b. 1966)
1995- Toni Cade Bambara -American author and academic (b. 1939)
1995- Douglas Corrigan -American pilot (b. 1907)
1996- Patty Donahue -American singer-songwriter (The Waitresses) (b. 1956)
1996- Mary Leakey -English archaeologist and anthropologist (b. 1913)
1996- Alain Poher -French politician, President of France (b. 1909)
1996- Diana Morgan (screenwriter)|Diana Morgan -Welsh playwright and screenwriter (b. 1908)
1998- Shaughnessy Cohen -Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1948)
1998- Archie Moore -American boxer and actor (b. 1913)
2001- Michael Carver, Baron Carver -English field marshal (b. 1915)
2002- Mary Hansen -Australian singer and guitarist (Stereolab) (b. 1966)
2002- Ian Hornak -American painter and sculptor (b. 1944)
2002- Stan Rice -American painter and poet (b. 1942)
2003- Norm Sloan -American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
2003- Paul Simon (politician)|Paul Simon -American soldier, journalist, and politician, 39th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (b. 1928)
2004- David Brudnoy -American radio host (b. 1940)
2004- Lea De Mae -Czech porn actress and model (b. 1976)
2004- Norman D. Wilson (actor)|Norman D. Wilson -American actor (b. 1938)
2005- György Sándor -Hungarian-American pianist and educator (b. 1912)
2005- Robert Sheckley -American author (b. 1928)
2007- Thore Skogman -Swedish singer and actor (b. 1931)
2007- Rafael Sperafico -Brazilian race car driver (b. 1981)
2007- Gordon Zahn -American sociologist, author, and academic (b. 1918)
2008- Ibrahim Dossey -Ghanaian footballer (b. 1972)
2008- Yury Glazkov -Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1939)
2009- Gene Barry -American actor (b. 1919)
2010- John Eleuthère du Pont -American murderer (b. 1938)
2010- James Moody (saxophonist)|James Moody -American saxophonist, flute player, and composer (b. 1925)
2010- Dov Shilansky -Lithuanian-Israeli lawyer and politician, 10th List of Knesset speakers|Speaker of the Knesset (b. 1924)
2012- Béla Nagy Abodi -Hungarian painter and academic (b. 1918)
2012- Barbara Alby -American politician (b. 1946)
2012- Mathews Mar Barnabas -Indian metropolitan (b. 1924)
2012- Ivan Ljavinec -Czech bishop (b. 1923)
2012- Patrick Moore -English lieutenant, astronomer, and educator (b. 1923)
2012- Alex Moulton -English engineer and businessman, founded the Moulton Bicycle|Moulton Bicycle Company (b. 1920)
2012- Jenni Rivera -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (b. 1969)
2012- Charles Rosen -American pianist and musicologist (b. 1927)
2012- Riccardo Schicchi -Italian director and producer, co-founded Diva Futura (b. 1953)
2012- Norman Joseph Woodland -American inventor, co-created the bar code (b. 1921)
2013- Kees Brusse -Dutch actor and director (b. 1925)
2013- Shane del Rosario -American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (b. 1983)
2013- John Gabbert (judge)|John Gabbert -American soldier, lawyer, and judge (b. 1909)
2013- Barbara Hesse-Bukowska -Polish pianist and educator (b. 1930)
2013- Takeshi Miura -Japanese actor (b. 1938)
2013- Eleanor Parker -American actress and singer (b. 1922)
2013- Thomson M. Whitin -American economist and academic (b. 1923)
2013- John Wilbur (American football)|John Wilbur -American football player (b. 1943)