This Day in History

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Day History: February-12

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Events History


881- Pope John VIII -crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Holy Roman Emperor

1429-English forces under Sir John Fastolf -defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orléans from attack by the Charles I, Duke of Bourbon|Comte de Clermont and Sir John Stewart of Darnley in the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).

1502- Vasco da Gama -sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his 4th Portuguese India Armada (Gama, 1502)|second voyage to India.

1541- Santiago -Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.

1554-A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey -is beheaded for treason.

1593- Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98)|Japanese invasion of Korea -Approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju.

1689-The Convention Parliament (1689)|Convention Parliament -declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II of England|James II, the last Catholic Church|Roman Catholic Monarchy of the United Kingdom|British monarch, constitutes an abdication.

1733-Englishman James Oglethorpe -founds Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah, Georgia|Savannah (known as Georgia Day).

1771- Gustav III of Sweden|Gustav III -becomes the Monarchy of Sweden|King of Sweden.

1816-The Teatro di San Carlo -the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.

1817-An Argentina|Argentine -Chilean patriotic army, after Crossing of the Andes|crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco.

1818- Bernardo O'Higgins -formally approves the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.

1825-The Muscogee people|Creek -cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.

1832- Ecuador -annexes the Galápagos Islands.

1851- Edward Hargraves -announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rushes.

1855- Michigan State University -is established.

1894- Anarchism|Anarchist -Émile Henry (anarchist)|Émile Henry hurls a bomb into the Cafe Terminus in Paris, France, killing one and wounding 20.

1909-The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -(NAACP) is founded.

1909-New Zealand's worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the {{SS|Penguin}}, an inter-island ferry -sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.

1912-The Puyi|Xuantong Emperor -the last Emperor of China, abdication|abdicates.

1914-In Washington, D.C. -the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.

1924-George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue -received its premiere in a concert titled "An Experiment in Modern Music," in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Paul Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano.

1934-The Austrian Civil War -begins.

1934-In Spain the national council of '' Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista -' decides to merge the movement with the ''Falange|Falange Española''.

1935-{{USS|Macon|ZRS-5|6}}, one of the two largest helium -filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.

1946- World War II -Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.

1946- African American -United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–68)|Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film ''Touch of Evil''.

1947-A Meteoroid#Meteor|meteor -creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.

1947- Christian Dior -unveils a "Christian Dior S.A.#The "New Look"|New Look", helping Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world.

1961-Soviet Union launches '' Venera 1 -' towards Venus.

1963-Construction begins on the Gateway Arch -in St. Louis.

1968- Phong Nhị and Phong Nhất massacre -

1974- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn -winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.

1983-100 women protest in Lahore, Pakistan -against military dictator Zia-ul-Haq|Zia-ul-Haq's proposed Law of Evidence. The women were tear-gassed, baton-charged and thrown into lock-up. The women were successful in repealing the law.

1990- Carmen Lawrence -becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.

1992-The current Constitution of Mongolia -comes into effect.

1994-Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway -and steal Edvard Munch's iconic painting ''The Scream''.

1999-United States President Bill Clinton -is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.

2001- NEAR Shoemaker -spacecraft touches down in the "Col|saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.

2002-The trial of Slobodan Milošević -the former President of the Serbia and Montenegro|Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, begins at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. He dies four years later before its conclusion.

2002-An Iran Airtour -Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.

2004-The city of San Francisco|San Francisco, California -begins issuing San Francisco 2004 same-sex weddings|marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor of San Francisco|Mayor Gavin Newsom.

2009- Colgan Air Flight 3407 -crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.

Famous Birthdays


41- Britannicus -Roman son of Claudius (d. 55)

661- Princess Ōku -of Japan (d. 702)

1074- Conrad II of Italy -(d. 1101)

1218- Kujō Yoritsune -Japanese shogun (d. 1256)

1567- Thomas Campion -English composer and poet (d. 1620)

1584- Caspar Barlaeus -Dutch historian, poet, and theologian (d. 1648)

1606- John Winthrop the Younger -English-American politician, List of colonial governors of Connecticut|Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)

1637- Jan Swammerdam -Dutch biologist (d. 1680)

1663- Cotton Mather -American minister (d. 1728)

1665- Rudolf Jakob Camerarius -German botanist and physician (d. 1721)

1704- Charles Pinot Duclos -French author (d. 1772)

1728- Étienne-Louis Boullée -French architect (d. 1799)

1752- Dorothea Ackermann -German actress (d. 1821)

1752- Josef Reicha -Czech cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1795)

1753- François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers -French admiral (d. 1798)

1761- Jan Ladislav Dussek -Czech pianist and composer (d. 1812)

1768- Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 1835)

1775- Louisa Adams -American wife of John Quincy Adams, 6th List of First Ladies of the United States|First Lady of the United States (d. 1852)

1777- Bernard Courtois -French chemist (d. 1838)

1777- Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué -German author and poet (d. 1843)

1785- Pierre Louis Dulong -French physicist (d. 1838)

1787- Norbert Provencher -Canadian clergyman and missionary (d. 1853)

1788- Carl Reichenbach -German chemist and philosopher (d. 1869)

1791- Peter Cooper -American businessman and philanthropist, founded Cooper Union (d. 1883)

1794- Alexander Petrov (chess player)|Alexander Petrov -Russian chess player (d. 1867)

1804- Heinrich Lenz -German physicist (d. 1865)

1809- Charles Darwin -English geologist and theorist (d. 1882)

1809- Abraham Lincoln -American lawyer and politician, 16th President of the United States (d. 1865)

1828- George Meredith -English author (d. 1909)

1843- John Graham Chambers -English race walker (d. 1883)

1857- Eugène Atget -French photographer (d. 1927)

1857- Bobby Peel -English cricketer (d. 1943)

1861- Lou Andreas-Salomé -Russian-German psychoanalyst and author (d. 1937)

1865- Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer -Polish poet and author (d. 1940)

1869- Kien Phuc -Vietnamese emperor (d. 1884)

1870- Marie Lloyd -English actress and singer (d. 1922)

1872- Oscar Stribolt -Danish actor (d. 1927)

1872- Guillermo Hayden Wright -Mexican polo player (d. 1949)

1876- 13th Dalai Lama -(d. 1933)

1877- Louis Renault (industrialist)|Louis Renault -French businessman, co-founded Renault (d. 1944)

1880- George Preca -Maltese priest and saint (d. 1962)

1880- John L. Lewis -American union leader (d. 1969)

1881- Anna Pavlova -Russian ballerina (d. 1931)

1884- Max Beckmann -German painter and sculptor (d. 1950)

1884- Johan Laidoner -Estonian-Russian general (d. 1953)

1884- Alice Roosevelt Longworth -American daughter of Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1980)

1884- Marie Vassilieff -Russian painter (d. 1957)

1885- Julius Streicher -German publisher, founded ''Der Stürmer'' (d. 1946)

1889- Bhante Dharmawara -Cambodian monk, lawyer, and judge (d. 1999)

1893- Omar Bradley -American general (d. 1981)

1893- S. Foster Damon|Samuel Foster Damon -American academic, critic, poet and William Blake scholar (d. 1971)

1893- Fred Albert Shannon -American historian and author (d. 1963)

1895- Kristian Djurhuus -Faroese politician, 2nd List of Prime Ministers of the Faroe Islands|Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1984)

1897- Vola Vale -American actress (d. 1970)

1898- Wallace Ford -English-American actor (d. 1966)

1900- Roger J. Traynor -American jurist, 23rd Chief Justice of California (d. 1983)

1902- William Collier, Jr. -American actor (d. 1987)

1903- Joseph F. Biroc -American cinematographer (d. 1996)

1903- Chick Hafey -American baseball player (d. 1973)

1904- Ted Mack (radio-TV host)|Ted Mack -American radio and television host (d. 1976)

1907- Joseph Kearns -American actor (d. 1962)

1907- Clifton C. Edom -American educator (d. 1991)

1908- Jean Effel -French painter and journalist (d. 1982)

1908- Jacques Herbrand -French mathematician (d. 1931)

1908- August Neo -Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)

1908- Paul Winterton -English journalist and crime novelist (d. 2001)

1911- Charles Mathiesen -Norwegian speed skater (d. 1994)

1911- Stephen H. Sholes -American record producer (d. 1968)

1912- R. F. Delderfield -English author (d. 1972)

1914- Tex Beneke -American singer, saxophonist, and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (d. 2000)

1914- Arvid Pardo -Italian-Maltese diplomat (d. 1999)

1915- Andrew Goodpaster -American general (d. 2005)

1915- Lorne Greene -Canadian actor (d. 1987)

1916- Joseph Alioto -American politician, 36th Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)

1917- Dom DiMaggio -American baseball player (d. 2009)

1917- Raizo Matsuno -Japanese politician (d. 2006)

1918- Julian Schwinger -American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

1919- Forrest Tucker -American actor (d. 1986)

1920- Pran (actor)|Pran -Indian actor (d. 2013)

1920- William Roscoe Estep -American historian and educator (d. 2000)

1920- Yoshiko Ōtaka -Chinese-Japanese actress, singer, and politician (d. 2014)

1922- Hussein Onn -Malaysian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1990)

1922- Guy F. Tozzoli -American architect (d. 2013)

1923- Chaskel Besser -Polish-American rabbi (d. 2010)

1923- Alan Dugan -American poet (d. 2003)

1923- Franco Zeffirelli -Italian director, producer, and politician

1925- Anthony Berry -English politician (d. 1984)

1926- Rolf Brem -Swiss sculptor and illustrator (d. 2014)

1926- Joe Garagiola, Sr. -American baseball player and sportscaster

1926- Charles Van Doren -American academic

1928- Vincent Montana, Jr. -American drummer and composer (MFSB and Salsoul Orchestra) (d. 2013)

1929- Donald Kingsbury -American-Canadian mathematician, academic, and author

1930- John Doyle (hurler)|John Doyle -Irish hurler (d. 2010)

1930- Arlen Specter -American politician (d. 2012)

1931- Janwillem van de Wetering -Dutch author (d. 2008)

1932- Maurice Filion -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

1932- Axel Jensen -Norwegian author (d. 2003)

1932- Julian Simon -American economist and author (d. 1998)

1933- Costa-Gavras -Greek-French director and producer

1934- Annette Crosbie -Scottish actress

1934- Anne Osborn Krueger -American economist and academic

1934- Bill Russell -American basketball player

1935- Gene McDaniels -American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)

1935- John Quimby -American politician (d. 2012)

1936- Joe Don Baker -American actor

1936- Paul Shenar -American actor (d. 1989)

1937- Charles Dumas -American high jumper (d. 2004)

1938- Judy Blume -American author

1938- Peter Temple-Morris, Baron Temple-Morris -Welsh politician

1939- Akbar Adibi -Iranian engineer (d. 2000)

1939- Ray Manzarek -American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (The Doors, Rick & the Ravens, Manzarek–Krieger, and Nite City) (d. 2013)

1940- Ralph Bates -English actor (d. 1991)

1940- Richard Lynch -American actor (d. 2012)

1941- Dominguinhos -Brazilian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2013)

1941- Naomi Uemura -Japanese explorer (d. 1984)

1942- David Aukin -English lawyer, producer, and manager

1942- Ehud Barak -Israeli politician, 10th Prime Minister of Israel

1942- Pat Dobson -American baseball player (d. 2006)

1942- Lionel Grigson -English pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1994)

1942- Norma Major -English wife of John Major, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1943- Christine Hancock -English nurse

1944- Moe Bandy -American singer and guitarist

1945- Maud Adams -Swedish actress

1945- Cliff DeYoung -American actor and singer (Clear Light)

1945- David D. Friedman -American economist

1945- David Small -American author and illustrator

1946- Jean Eyeghé Ndong -Gabonese politician, Prime Minister of Gabon

1946- Ajda Pekkan -Turkish singer-songwriter and actress

1947- Jim Durham -American sportscaster (d. 2012)

1948- Alex Carlile, Baron Carlile of Berriew -English lawyer and politician

1948- Ray Kurzweil -American engineer and author

1948- Mike Robitaille -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1948- Nicholas Soames -English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces

1949- Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu -Canadian politician

1949- Enzo Hernández -Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2013)

1949- Joaquín Sabina -Spanish singer-songwriter

1949- Fergus Slattery -Irish rugby union player

1950- Angelo Branduardi -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1950- Steve Hackett -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Genesis (band)|Genesis, Quiet World, and GTR (band)|GTR)

1950- Michael Ironside -Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

1951- Howard Davies (economist)|Howard Davies -English economist

1951- Steven Parent -American murder victim (d. 1969)

1952- Simon MacCorkindale -English actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)

1952- Michael McDonald (singer)|Michael McDonald -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers)

1953- Joanna Kerns -American actress and director

1953- Nabil Shaban -Jordanian-English actor, founded the Graeae Theatre Company

1953- Robin Thomas -American actor

1954- Joseph Jordania -Georgian-Australian musicologist

1954- Tzimis Panousis -Greek comedian, singer, and author

1954- Phil Zimmermann -American programmer, created Pretty Good Privacy

1955- Bill Laswell -American bass player and producer (Massacre (experimental band)|Massacre, Material (band)|Material, Tabla Beat Science, Painkiller (band)|Painkiller, and Praxis (band)|Praxis)

1955- Chet Lemon -American baseball player

1956- Arsenio Hall -American actor and talk show host

1956- Ad Melkert -Dutch politician

1956- Brian Robertson -Scottish guitarist and songwriter (Thin Lizzy, Motörhead, and Wild Horses (British band)|Wild Horses)

1958- Grant McLennan -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Go-Betweens and Jack Frost (band)|Jack Frost) (d. 2006)

1958- Bobby Smith (ice hockey)|Bobby Smith -Canadian ice hockey player

1958- Peter Stilsbury -Australian wrestler

1959- Larry Nance -American basketball player

1959- Dan Puric -Romanian actor and director

1959- Sigrid Thornton -Australian actress

1960- George Gray (wrestler)|George Gray -American wrestler

1961- Tonnie Dirks -Dutch runner

1961- Jim Harris (politician)|Jim Harris -Canadian environmentalist and politician

1961- Michel Martelly -Haitian singer and politician, 56th President of Haiti

1962- Jimmy Kirkwood -Irish cricketer and field hockey player

1963- Ed Lover -American rapper and actor

1963- Jacqueline Woodson -American author

1964- Michel Petit -Canadian ice hockey player

1965- Rubén Amaro, Jr. -American baseball player

1965- Christine Elise -American actress

1965- John Michael Higgins -American actor

1965- David Westlake -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Servants)

1966- Paul Crook -American guitarist (Anthrax (American band)|Anthrax)

1967- Chris McKinstry -Canadian computer scientist (d. 2006)

1967- N. Ravikiran -Indian singer-songwriter

1968- Josh Brolin -American actor

1968- Gregory Charles -Canadian singer, dancer, pianist, and actor

1968- Christopher McCandless -American adventurer (d. 1992)

1968- Chynna Phillips -American singer and actress (Wilson Phillips)

1969- Meja -Swedish singer-songwriter

1969- Darren Aronofsky -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Alemayehu Atomsa -Ethiopian politician (d. 2014)

1969- Steve Backley -English javelin thrower

1969- Dean Bergeron -Canadian sprinter

1969- Johnny Mowlem -English race car driver

1969- Hong Myung-Bo -South Korean footballer

1969- Brad Werenka -Canadian ice hockey player

1970- Jim Creeggan -Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player (Barenaked Ladies and the Brothers Creeggan)

1970- Bryan Roy -Dutch footballer

1970- Judd Winick -American author and illustrator

1971- Scott Menville -American actor

1972- Ajay Naidu -American actor

1972- Owen Nolan -Canadian ice hockey player

1972- Sophie Zelmani -Swedish singer-songwriter

1973- Gianni Romme -Dutch speed skater

1973- Tara Strong -Canadian voice actress and singer

1974- Naseem Hamed -English boxer

1974- Toranosuke Takagi -Japanese race car driver

1975- Cliff Bleszinski -American video game designer

1975- Scot Pollard -American basketball player

1976- Christian Cullen -New Zealand rugby player

1976- Silvia Saint -Czech porn actress

1977- Raylene -American porn actress

1977- Jimmy Conrad -American soccer player

1978- Brett Hodgson -Australian rugby player

1978- Gethin Jones -Welsh television host

1978- Silver Meikar -Estonian politician

1979- Antonio Chatman -American football player

1979- Matt Mauck -American football player

1979- Jesse Spencer -Australian actor and violinist (Band from TV)

1980- Juan Carlos Ferrero -Spanish tennis player

1980- Sarah Lancaster -American actress

1980- Christina Ricci -American actress

1981- Lisa Hannigan -Irish singer-songwriter

1982- Jonas Hiller -Swiss ice hockey player

1982- Louis Tsatoumas -Greek long jumper

1982- Anthony Tuitavake -New Zealand rugby player

1983- Carlton Brewster -American football player

1983- Hidetoshi Wakui -Japanese footballer

1984- Lolly Badcock -English porn actress and model

1984- Veera Baranova -Estonian triple jumper

1984- Alo Bärengrub -Estonian footballer

1984- Alexandra Dahlström -Swedish actress

1984- Tony Ferguson -American mixed martial artist

1984- Brad Keselowski -American race car driver

1984- Aylar Lie -Iranian-Norwegian porn actress and model

1984- Tobias Schlauderer -German footballer

1984- Andrei Sidorenkov -Estonian footballer

1984- Peter Vanderkaay -American swimmer

1985- Saskia Burmeister -Australian actress

1987- Pille Raadik -Estonian footballer

1988- Nana Eikura -Japanese actress

1988- DeMarco Murray -American football player

1988- Mike Posner -American singer-songwriter and producer

1990- Robert Griffin III -American football player

1990- Moussa Koné -Ivorian footballer

1991- Casey Abrams -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1991- Patrick Herrmann -German footballer

1991- Michael Schimpelsberger -Austrian footballer

1992- Faisal bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa -Bahraini prince (d. 2006)

1992- Vladimir Malinin -Russian footballer

1993- Beatrice Cedermark -Swedish tennis player

1993- Jennifer Stone -American actress

1994- Alex Galchenyuk -American ice hockey player

1996- Doménica González -Ecuadorian tennis player

History of Deaths


821- Benedict of Aniane -French monk and saint (b. 747)

1538- Albrecht Altdorfer -German painter (b. 1480)

1554- Lord Guildford Dudley -English husband of Lady Jane Grey (b. 1536)

1554- Lady Jane Grey -English daughter of Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (b. 1537)

1571- Nicholas Throckmorton -English diplomat and politician (b. 1515)

1590- François Hotman -French lawyer and author (b. 1524)

1624- George Heriot -Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist, founded the George Heriot's School (b. 1563)

1630- Fynes Moryson -English explorer and author (b. 1566)

1692- Hendrick Hamel -Dutch sailor and bookkeeper (b. 1630)

1700- Aleksei Shein -Russian general and politician (b. 1662)

1713- Jahandar Shah -Mughal emperor (b. 1664)

1724- Elkanah Settle -English poet and playwright (b. 1648)

1728- Agostino Steffani -Italian diplomat and composer (b. 1653)

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

1763- Pierre de Marivaux -French author and playwright (b. 1688)

1771- Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden -(b. 1710)

1789- Ethan Allen -American farmer, general, and politician (b. 1738)

1799- Lazzaro Spallanzani -Italian biologist (b. 1729)

1804- Immanuel Kant -German philosopher (b. 1724)

1834- Friedrich Schleiermacher -German philosopher and scholar (b. 1768)

1886- Randolph Caldecott -English-American painter and illustrator (b. 1846)

1894- Hans von Bülow -German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1830)

1896- Ambroise Thomas -French composer (b. 1811)

1915- Émile Waldteufel -French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1837)

1916- Richard Dedekind -German mathematician (b. 1831)

1920- Aurore Gagnon -Canadian victim of child abuse (b. 1909)

1929- Lillie Langtry -English singer and actress (b. 1853)

1931- Samad bey Mehmandarov -Azerbaijani-Russian general (b. 1855)

1933- Henri Duparc (composer)|Henri Duparc -French composer (b. 1848)

1935- Auguste Escoffier -French chef and author (b. 1846)

1942- Eugene Esmonde -English lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1909)

1942- Avraham Stern -Polish-Israeli militant leader (b. 1907)

1942- Grant Wood -American painter (b. 1891)

1943- Claude Jameson -American soccer player (b. 1886)

1945- Walraven van Hall -Dutch banker (b. 1906)

1945- Antonio Villa-Real -Filipino jurist (b. 1880)

1947- Moses Gomberg -Russian-American chemist (b. 1866)

1949- Hassan al-Banna -Egyptian educator founded the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)

1954- Dziga Vertov -Polish-Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1896)

1957- Eric Alfred Knudsen -American lawyer and politician (b. 1872)

1958- Douglas Hartree -English physicist (b. 1897)

1960- Oskar Anderson -German-Russian mathematician (b. 1887)

1960- Jean-Michel Atlan -French painter (b. 1913)

1961- Branko Miljković -Serbian poet (b. 1934)

1969- Paltiel Daykan -Russian-Israeli jurist (b. 1885)

1970- Ishman Bracey -American singer and guitarist (b. 1901)

1970- Clare Turlay Newberry -American author and illustrator (b. 1903)

1971- James Cash Penney -American businessman, founded J. C. Penney (b. 1875)

1976- Sal Mineo -American actor (b. 1939)

1977- Herman Dooyeweerd -Dutch philosopher and scholar (b. 1894)

1979- Jean Renoir -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)

1980- Muriel Rukeyser -American poet (b. 1913)

1982- Victor Jory -Canadian actor (b. 1902)

1983- Eubie Blake -American pianist and composer (b. 1887)

1983- Jan Klaassens -Dutch footballer (b. 1931)

1984- Anna Anderson -Polish impostor, claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1896)

1984- Julio Cortázar -Argentinian author (b. 1914)

1985- Nicholas Colasanto -American actor and director (b. 1924)

1988- S. Nadarajah -Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1916)

1989- Thomas Bernhard -Austrian playwright and author (b. 1931)

1991- Roger Patterson -American bass player (Atheist (band)|Atheist) (b. 1968)

1992- Roy Slemon -Canadian air marshal (b. 1904)

1992- Bep van Klaveren -Dutch boxer (b. 1907)

1994- Sue Rodriguez -Canadian activist (b. 1950)

1995- Philip Taylor Kramer -American bass player (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1952)

1996- Ernest Samuels -American author and lawyer (b. 1903)

1998- Gardner Ackley -American economist (b. 1915)

1999- Toni Fisher -American singer (b. 1931)

2000- Oliver (singer)|Oliver -American singer (b. 1945)

2000- Screamin' Jay Hawkins -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1929)

2000- Tom Landry -American football player and coach (b. 1924)

2000- Andy Lewis (bassist)|Andy Lewis -Australian bass player (The Whitlams) (b. 1967)

2000- Charles M. Schulz -American cartoonist, created ''Peanuts'' (b. 1922)

2001- Tiberio Mitri -Italian boxer (b. 1926)

2001- Kristina Söderbaum -German actress (b. 1912)

2002- John Eriksen -Danish footballer (b. 1957)

2003- Vali Myers -Australian painter (b. 1930)

2005- Sammi Smith -American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)

2005- Dorothy Stang -American-Brazilian nun (b. 1931)

2005- Rafael Vidal -Venezuelan swimmer (b. 1964)

2007- Peggy Gilbert -American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)

2007- Randy Stone -American actor (b. 1958)

2007- Eldee Young -American bassist (Young-Holt Unlimited) (b. 1936)

2008- Oscar Brodney -American lawyer and screenwriter (b. 1907)

2009-victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407 -

2010- Nodar Kumaritashvili -Georgian luger (b. 1988)

2011- Peter Alexander (Austrian performer)|Peter Alexander -Austrian singer and actor (b. 1926)

2011- Mato Damjanović -Croatian chess player (b. 1927)

2011- Fedor den Hertog -Dutch cyclist (b. 1946)

2011- Betty Garrett -American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1919)

2011- Kenneth Mars -American actor (b. 1935)

2012- Galal Amer -Egyptian journalist (b. 1952)

2012- Zina Bethune -American actress, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1945)

2012- Denis Flannery -Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1928)

2012- Adrian Foley, 8th Baron Foley -English pianist and composer (b. 1923)

2012- David Kelly (actor)|David Kelly -Irish actor (b. 1929)

2012- John Severin -American illustrator (b. 1921)

2012- Howard Zimmerman -American chemist and academic (b. 1926)

2013- Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud -Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1941)

2013- Bill Bell (businessman)|Bill Bell -English businessman (b. 1932)

2013- Barnaby Conrad -American author (b. 1922)

2013- Christopher Dorner -American lieutenant and police officer (b. 1979)

2013- Brian Langford -English cricketer (b. 1935)

2013- Jimmy Mulroy -Irish footballer and manager (b. 1940)

2013- Tarmizi Taher -Indonesian admiral and politician (b. 1936)

2013- Reginald Turnill -English journalist (b. 1915)

2013- Hennadiy Udovenko -Ukrainian politician, 2nd Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ukraine)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ukraine (b. 1931)

2014- Sid Caesar -American actor and singer (b. 1922)

2014- Maggie Estep -American poet (b. 1963)

2014- Santiago Feliú -Cuban singer-songwriter (b. 1962)

2014- John Pickstone -English historian and author (b. 1944)

2014- John Poppitt -English footballer (b. 1923)

2014- Josef Röhrig -German footballer (b. 1925)