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Day History: February-13

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


1322-The central tower of Ely Cathedral -falls on the night of 12th-13th.

1462-The Treaty of Westminster (1462)|Treaty of Westminster -is finalised between Edward IV of England and the Scottish Lord of the Isles.

1542- Catherine Howard -the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.

1572- Elizabeth I of England -issues a proclamation which revokes all commissions on account of the frauds which they had fostered.

1575- Henry III of France -is crowned at Rheims and marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.

1633- Galileo Galilei -arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.

1660-With the death of Swedish King Charles X Gustav of Sweden|Charles X Gustav -the Swedish government begins to seek peace with Sweden's enemies in the Second Northern War

1668- Spain -recognizes Portugal as an independent nation.

1689- William III of England|William -and Mary II of England|Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.

1692- Massacre of Glencoe -About 78 Clan Donald|Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William III of England|William of Orange.

1739- Battle of Karnal -The army of History of Iran#Before the First World War|Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal Empire|Mughal emperor of History of India#The Mughal era|India, Muhammad Shah.

1849-The delegation headed by Metropolitan bishop Andrei Şaguna -hands out to the Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria the ''General Petition of Romanian leaders in Transylvania, Banat and Bukovina'', which demands that the Romanians|Romanian nation be recognized.

1861-In Gaeta -the capitulation of the fortress decreeing the end of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies is signed.

1867-Work begins on the covering of the Zenne -burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.

1880- Thomas Edison -observes the Edison effect.

1881-The feminist -newspaper ''La Citoyenne'' is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.

1914- Copyright -In New York City the ASCAP|American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.

1920-The Negro National League (1920–1931)|Negro National League -is formed.

1931- New Delhi -becomes the capital of India.

1934-The Soviet Union|Soviet -steamship ''Cheliuskin (ship)|Cheliuskin'' sinks in the Arctic Ocean.

1935-A jury in Flemington, New Jersey -finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh kidnapping|Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.

1945- World War II -The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany|German and Kingdom of Hungary (1920-1946)|Hungarian forces to the Red Army.

1945-World War II: Royal Air Force -bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a Bombing of Dresden in World War II|massive aerial bombardment.

1951- Korean War -Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the "high-water mark" of the Chinese incursion into South Korea, commences.

1954- Frank Selvy -becomes the only NCAA Division I (NCAA)|Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game.

1955- Israel -obtains four of the seven Dead Sea scrolls.

1960-With the success of a nuclear test -codenamed "Gerboise Bleue", France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.

1960-Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins -at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.

1961-An allegedly Coso artifact|500,000-year-old rock -is discovered near Olancha, California, United States|US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.

1967- United States|American -researchers discover the Madrid Codex (I-II)|Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the Biblioteca Nacional de España|National Library of Spain.

1971- Vietnam War -Backed by United States|American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.

1978- Sydney Hilton bombing|Hilton bombing -a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.

1979-An intense February 13, 1979 Windstorm|windstorm -strikes western Washington (state)|Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.

1981-A series of Louisville sewer explosions|sewer explosions -destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.

1982-The Río Negro massacre -takes place in Guatemala.

1983-A Cinema Statuto fire|cinema fire -in Turin, Italy, kills 64 people.

1984- Konstantin Chernenko -succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1990- German reunification -An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.

1991- Gulf War -Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy the Amiriyah shelter massacre|Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.

2000-The last original " Peanuts -comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.

2001-An 2001 El Salvador earthquakes|earthquake -measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.

2004-The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics -announces the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star ''BPM 37093''. Astronomers named this star "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".

2007- Republic of China|Taiwan -opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the Republic of China presidential election, 2008|2008 presidential election.

2008-Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd -makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.

2010- 2010 Pune bombing|A bomb explodes -in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.

2011-For the first time in more than 100 years the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation|Umatilla -an American Indian tribe, are able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.

2012-The European Space Agency -(ESA) conducted the first launch of the European ''Vega (launcher)|Vega'' rocket from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

2013-A South Airlines Flight 8971|plane crash -kills 5 people and injures 9 others in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Famous Birthdays


711 BC- Emperor Jimmu -of Japan (d. 585 BC)

1457- Mary of Burgundy -(d. 1482)

1480- Girolamo Aleandro -Italian cardinal (d. 1542)

1599- Pope Alexander VII -(d. 1667)

1672- Étienne François Geoffroy -French chemist (d. 1731)

1683- Giovanni Battista Piazzetta -Italian painter (d. 1754)

1719- George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney -English admiral (d. 1792)

1721- John Reid (British Army officer)|John Reid -Scottish general (d. 1807)

1728- John Hunter (surgeon)|John Hunter -Scottish surgeon (d. 1793)

1766- Thomas Malthus -English economist (d. 1834)

1768- Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier -French general and politician, 15th Prime Minister of France (d. 1835)

1769- Ivan Krylov -Russian author (d. 1844)

1804- Jean-Charles Prince -Canadian bishop (d. 1860)

1805- Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet -German mathematician (d. 1859)

1811- François Achille Bazaine -French marshal (d. 1888)

1831- John Aaron Rawlins -American general and politician, 29th United States Secretary of War (d. 1869)

1834- Heinrich Caro -German chemist (d. 1910)

1835- Mirza Ghulam Ahmad -Indian religious leader, founded the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (d. 1908)

1849- Lord Randolph Churchill -English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1895)

1849- Wilhelm Voigt -German impostor (d. 1922)

1855- Paul Deschanel -French politician, 11th President of France (d. 1922)

1860- Nienke van Hichtum -Dutch author (d. 1939)

1866- Lev Shestov -Russian philosopher (d. 1938)

1867- Harold Mahony -Irish tennis player (d. 1905)

1868- Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1868–1879)|Prince Waldemar of Prussia -(d. 1879)

1870- Leopold Godowsky -Polish-American pianist and composer (d. 1938)

1873- Feodor Chaliapin -Russian opera singer (d. 1938)

1876- Fritz Buelow -German-American baseball player (d. 1933)

1879- Sarojini Naidu -Indian poet and activist (d. 1949)

1880- Dimitrie Gusti -Romanian sociologist, ethnologist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1955)

1881- Eleanor Farjeon -English author (d. 1965)

1883- Hal Chase -American baseball player (d. 1947)

1883- Yevgeny Vakhtangov -Russian-Armenian actor and director (d. 1922)

1884- Alfred Carlton Gilbert -American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (d. 1961)

1885- Bess Truman -American wife of Harry S. Truman, 35th First Lady of the United States (d. 1982)

1887- Géza Csáth -Hungarian playwright and critic (d. 1919)

1888- Georgios Papandreou -Greek politician, 162nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)

1889- Leontine Sagan -Austrian actress and director (d. 1974)

1891- Kate Roberts (author)|Kate Roberts -Welsh author (d. 1985)

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

1892- Robert H. Jackson -American jurist, 57th United States Attorney General (d. 1954)

1893- Zénon Bernard -Luxembourger politician (d. 1942)

1897- William S. Bowdern -American priest and author (d. 1983)

1900- Roy Harrod -English economist (d. 1978)

1901- Paul Lazarsfeld -American sociologist (d. 1976)

1902- Harold Lasswell -American political scientist (d. 1978)

1903- Georgy Beriev -Georgian-Russian aircraft designer, founded the Beriev|Beriev Aircraft Company (d. 1979)

1903- Georges Simenon -Belgian author (d. 1989)

1906- Patsy Callighen -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1964)

1906- Agostinho da Silva -Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)

1907- Katy de la Cruz -Filipino singer (d. 2004)

1910- William Shockley -English-American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)

1911- Faiz Ahmad Faiz -Indian-Pakistani poet (d. 1984)

1911- Jean Muir (actress)|Jean Muir -American actress (d. 1996)

1911- Frank Delfino -American actor (d. 1997)

1912- Margaretta Scott -English actress (d. 2005)

1913- Khalid of Saudi Arabia -(d. 1982)

1914- Henri Caillavet -French politician (d. 2013)

1915- Lyle Bettger -American actor (d. 2003)

1915- Aung San -Burmese general and politician (d. 1947)

1916- John Reed (actor)|John Reed -English actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2010)

1918- Patty Berg -American golfer (d. 2006)

1919- Tennessee Ernie Ford -American singer and actor (d. 1991)

1919- Eddie Robinson (American football coach)|Eddie Robinson -American football player and coach (d. 2007)

1920- Felice and Boudleaux Bryant|Boudleaux Bryant -American songwriter (d. 1987)

1920- Eileen Farrell -American soprano (d. 2002)

1920- Zao Wou-Ki -Chinese-French painter (d. 2013)

1921- Jeanne Demessieux -French pianist and composer (d. 1968)

1921- Aung Khin -Burmese painter (d. 1996)

1921- Dagmar Normet -Estonian author and translator (d. 2008)

1922- Francis Pym, Baron Pym -Welsh politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 2008)

1922- Gordon Tullock -American economist

1923- Michael Anthony Bilandic -American politician, 49th Mayor of Chicago (d. 2002)

1923- Yfrah Neaman -Lebanese violinist (d. 2003)

1923- Chuck Yeager -American general and pilot

1924- Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber -French journalist and politician (d. 2006)

1928- Jack Lewis, Baron Lewis of Newnham -English chemist and academic

1928- Gerald Regan -Canadian politician, 19th Premier of Nova Scotia

1929- Omar Torrijos -Panamanian commander (d. 1981)

1930- Derek Burke -English academic

1930- Ernst Fuchs (artist)|Ernst Fuchs -Austrian painter and sculptor

1930- Israel Kirzner -English-American economist

1930- Yves Michaud -Canadian journalist

1932- Robert Fulford (journalist)|Robert Fulford -Canadian journalist

1932- Susan Oliver -American actress and director (d. 1990)

1932- Barbara Shelley -English actress

1932- Simms Taback -American author and illustrator (d. 2011)

1933- Paul Biya -Cameroon politician, List of heads of state of Cameroon|President of Cameroon

1933- Caroline Blakiston -English actress

1933- Kenneth Dement -American football player and lawyer (d. 2013)

1933- Patrick Godfrey -English actor

1933- Kim Novak -American actress

1933- Peter L. Pond -American clergyman and philanthropist (d. 2000)

1933- Emanuel Ungaro -French fashion designer

1934- George Segal -American actor

1935- Don Panoz -American businessman

1937- Ali El-Maak -Sudanese author (d. 1992)

1937- Angelo Mosca -Canadian football player and wrestler

1937- Enn Soosaar -Estonian columnist and publicist (d. 2010)

1938- Larry Cunningham -Irish singer (d. 2012)

1938- Oliver Reed -English actor (d. 1999)

1939- Raôul Duguay -Canadian poet and activist

1939- Serge and Beate Klarsfeld|Beate Klarsfeld -German nazi hunter

1939- Zarinoff Lebeouf -Canadian wrestler

1939- R. C. Sproul -American pastor, theologian, and author

1940- Bram Peper -Dutch sociologist and politician, List of mayors of Rotterdam|Mayor of Rotterdam

1940- Arne Sølvberg -Norwegian computer scientist

1941- Andrea Conte -American nurse

1941- Sigmar Polke -German painter

1941- Bo Svenson -Swedish actor

1942- Carol Lynley -American actress

1942- Peter Tork -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor (The Monkees)

1942- Donald E. Williams -American captain, pilot, and astronaut

1943- Elaine Pagels -American theologian and academic

1943- Donald Sumpter -English actor

1944- Rebop Kwaku Baah -Nigerian drummer (Traffic (band)|Traffic, Can (band)|Can, and Zahara (band)|Zahara) (d. 1983)

1944- Stockard Channing -American actress

1944- Jerry Springer -English-American television host, actor, and politician, 56th Mayor of Cincinnati

1944- Oduvil Unnikrishnan -Indian actor (d. 2006)

1944- Michael Ensign -American actor

1945- King Floyd -American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

1945- Keith Nichols -English pianist, trombonist, and accordion player

1945- Simon Schama -English historian and author

1945- William Sleator -American author

1945- David Tremlett -English sculptor and photographer

1946- Richard Blumenthal -American politician

1946- Janet Finch -English sociologist and academic

1946- Louis Kondos -Greek actor

1946- Colin Matthews -English composer and educator

1947- Stephen Hadley -American diplomat, 21st United States National Security Advisor

1947- Dick Kaysø -Danish actor

1947- Mike Krzyzewski -American basketball player and coach

1947- Kevin Bloody Wilson -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1948- David Banks (journalist)|David Banks -English journalist

1949- Judy Dyble -English singer-songwriter and pianist (Fairport Convention and Giles, Giles and Fripp)

1950- Michael Attenborough -English director and manager

1950- Ewa Aulin -Swedish actress

1950- Vera Baird -English lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales

1950- Bob Daisley -Australian bass player and songwriter (Rainbow (rock band)|Rainbow, Chicken Shack, Widowmaker (band)|Widowmaker, Uriah Heep (band)|Uriah Heep, and Living Loud)

1950- Peter Gabriel -English singer-songwriter and producer (Genesis (band)|Genesis)

1950- Donna Hanover -American journalist

1950- Chuck Neubauer -American journalist

1951- Ellen Bry -American actress

1951- Greg Fulginiti -American engineer

1951- David Naughton (actor)|David Naughton -American actor and singer

1952- Ed Gagliardi -American bass player (Foreigner (band)|Foreigner) (d. 2014)

1952- Paul Jeffreys -English bass player (Be-Bop Deluxe and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel) (d. 1988)

1952- Freddy Maertens -Belgian cyclist

1953- Rico J. Puno -Filipino singer

1953- Akio Sato (wrestler)|Akio Sato -Japanese wrestler

1954- Donnie Moore -American baseball player (d. 1989)

1955- Joe Birkett -American lawyer and politician

1956- Princess Alia bint Al Hussein -of Jordan

1956- Liam Brady -Irish footballer

1956- Richard Eden (actor)|Richard Eden -Canadian actor

1956- Peter Hook -English singer and bass player (Joy Division, New Order, Freebass, Revenge (UK band)|Revenge, and Monaco (band)|Monaco)

1956- Yiannis Kouros -Greek-Australian runner

1957- Denise Austin -American fitness trainer and author

1957- Tony Butler (musician)|Tony Butler -English bass player (Big Country and On the Air (band)|On the Air)

1958- Pernilla August -Swedish actress

1958- Marc Emery -Canadian publisher and activist

1958- Jean-François Lisée -Canadian journalist and politician

1958- Derek Riggs -English painter and illustrator

1958- Tip Tipping -English actor and stuntman (d. 1993)

1959- Gaston Gingras -Canadian ice hockey player

1959- Gord Hampson -Canadian ice hockey player

1960- Pierluigi Collina -Italian footballer and referee

1960- John Healey -English politician

1960- Gary Patterson -American football player and coach

1960- Matt Salinger -American actor

1960- Artur Yusupov -Russian-German chess player

1961- Marc Crawford -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1961- Kyi Hla Han -Burmese golfer

1961- cEvin Key -Canadian singer-songwriter, drummer, keyboard player, and producer (Skinny Puppy, Download (band)|Download, PlatEAU (band)|PlatEAU, The Tear Garden, and Hilt (band)|Hilt)

1961- Henry Rollins -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Black Flag (band)|Black Flag, Rollins Band, and State of Alert)

1961- Richard Tyson -American actor

1962- Aníbal Acevedo Vilá -American politician, 8th Governor of Puerto Rico

1962- Hugh Dennis -English comedian and actor

1962- May Sweet -Burmese singer and actress

1962- Nickla Roberts -American wrestler

1963- Thomas Miller (footballer born 1963)|Thomas Miller -German footballer

1964- Stephen Bowen (astronaut)|Stephen Bowen -American engineer, captain, and astronaut

1964- Yamantaka Eye -Japanese singer (Boredoms)

1964- Ylva Johansson -Swedish educator and politician

1965- Peter O'Neill -Papua New Guinean accountant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

1966- Jeff Waters -Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Annihilator (band)|Annihilator)

1966- Neal McDonough -American actor

1967- Stanimir Stoilov -Bulgarian footballer and coach

1968- Kelly Hu -American model and actress

1968- Niamh Kavanagh -Irish singer

1968- Daisuke Ikeda -Japanese wrestler

1968- Yasuhiro Yamada -Japanese footballer (d. 2013)

1969- Ahlam -Emirati singer

1969- J. B. Blanc -French-English actor

1969- Andrew Bryniarski -American bodybuilder and actor

1969- Mihai Leu -Romanian boxer

1970- Karoline Krüger -Norwegian singer-songwriter and pianist

1970- Ian McKeever (mountaineer)|Ian McKeever -Irish mountaineer (d. 2013)

1970- Diane Youdale -English television host

1971- Sonia (singer)|Sonia -English singer

1971- Matt Berninger -American singer-songwriter (The National (band)|The National)

1971- Galen Gering -American actor

1971- Mats Sundin -Swedish ice hockey player

1971- Todd Williams -American baseball player

1972- Charlie Garner -American football player

1974- Fonzworth Bentley -American rapper and actor

1974- Gus Hansen -Danish poker player

1974- Robbie Williams -English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Take That)

1975- Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler -German politician

1975- Ben Collins (racing driver)|Ben Collins -English race car driver

1975- Tony Dalton -American-Mexican actor, producer, and screenwriter

1976- Feist (singer)|Feist -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (By Divine Right and Broken Social Scene)

1976- Jörg Bergmeister -German race car driver

1976- Chantal de Bruijn -Dutch field hockey player

1976- Dave Padden -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Annihilator (band)|Annihilator and Terror Syndrome)

1976- Martín Sastre -Uruguayan director and screenwriter

1977- Petra Gáspár -Hungarian tennis player

1977- Randy Moss -American football player

1978- Niklas Bäckström -Finnish ice hockey player

1978- Hamish Glencross -Scottish guitarist (My Dying Bride)

1978- Philippe Jaroussky -French tenor

1979- Anders Behring Breivik -Norwegian murderer

1979- Lucy Brown -English actress

1979- Rafael Márquez -Mexican footballer

1979- Rachel Reeves -English economist and politician

1979- Mena Suvari -American actress

1980- Carlos Cotto -Puerto Rican wrestler

1980- Sebastian Kehl -German footballer

1980- Mark Watson -English comedian and author

1981- Luisão -Brazilian footballer

1981- Matías Agüero -Argentinian-Italian rugby player

1981- Sam Burley -American runner

1981- Liam Miller -Irish footballer

1981- Luke Ridnour -American basketball player

1982- Brady Bryant -American soccer player

1982- Lanisha Cole -American model

1982- Michael Turner (American football)|Michael Turner -American football player

1983- Mike Nickeas -American baseball player

1983- Anna Watkins -English rower

1984- Eveli Saue -Estonian orienteer and biathlete

1984- Hinkelien Schreuder -Dutch swimmer

1985- Mayra Andrade -Cape Verdean singer

1985- Matthieu Franke -French-German rugby player

1985- Kwak Ji-min -South Korean actress

1985- Hedwiges Maduro -Dutch footballer

1985- Alexandros Tziolis -Greek footballer

1986- Zach Condon -American singer-songwriter (Beirut (band)|Beirut)

1986- Jayden Jaymes -American porn actress and model

1986- Luke Moore -English footballer

1986- Jamie Murray -Scottish tennis player

1987- Eljero Elia -Dutch footballer

1988- Fuat Kalkan -Turkish footballer

1988- Aston Merrygold -English singer and actor (JLS)

1989- Carly McKillip -Canadian singer and actress (One More Girl)

1989- Rhys Palmer -Australian footballer

1989- Rodrigo Possebon -Brazilian footballer

1990- Olivia Allison -English swimmer

1990- Gyaincain Norbu -Chinese 11th Panchen Lama

1990- Marco Romizi -Italian footballer

1990- Mamadou Sakho -French footballer

1990- Kevin Strootman -Dutch footballer

1991- Declan Gallagher -Scottish footballer

1991- Eliaquim Mangala -French footballer

1992- Raby George -Swedish footballer

1993- Kasumi Arimura -Japanese actress

1993- Sophie Evans (performer)|Sophie Evans -Welsh singer and actress

1994- Memphis Depay -Dutch footballer

1994- Patryk Dobek -Polish sprinter

1995- Ayame Koike -Japanese actress

1997- Prince Michael Jackson I -American actor

History of Deaths


721- Chilperic II -Frankish king (b. 672)

858- Kenneth MacAlpin -Scottish king (b. 810)

942- Muhammad ibn Ra'iq -Islamic military officer

1141- Béla II of Hungary -(b. 1110)

1199- Stefan Nemanja -Serbian saint (b. 1113)

1219- Minamoto no Sanetomo -Japanese shogun (b. 1192)

1332- Andronikos II Palaiologos -Byzantine emperor (b. 1259)

1539- Isabella d'Este -Italian wife of Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (b. 1474)

1542- Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford -English assistant to Catherine Howard (b. 1505)

1542- Catherine Howard -English wife of Henry VIII of England (b. 1521)

1571- Benvenuto Cellini -Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1500)

1585- Alfonso Salmeron -Spanish scholar (b. 1515)

1592- Jacopo Bassano -Italian painter (b. 1510)

1600- Gian Paolo Lomazzo -Italian painter (b. 1538)

1602- Alexander Nowell -English clergyman and theologian (b. 1507)

1608- Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski -Lithuanian prince (b. 1526)

1624- Stephen Gosson -English author (b. 1554)

1657- Miles Sindercombe -English surgeon

1660- Charles X Gustav of Sweden -(b. 1622)

1662- Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia -(b. 1596)

1693- Johann Caspar Kerll -German organist and composer (b. 1627)

1727- William Wotton -English linguist and scholar (b. 1666)

1728- Cotton Mather -American minister and author (b. 1663)

1732- Charles-René d'Hozier -French historian (b. 1640)

1741- Johann Joseph Fux -Austrian composer (b. 1660)

1787- Roger Joseph Boscovich -Croatian physicist, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1711)

1787- Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes -French diplomat, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (France)|Foreign Minister of France (b. 1717)

1813- Samuel Ashe (North Carolina)|Samuel Ashe -American politician, 9th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)

1818- George Rogers Clark -American general (b. 1752)

1826- Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen -Russian general (b. 1745)

1831- Edward Berry -English admiral (b.1768)

1837- Mariano José de Larra -Spanish journalist and author (b. 1809)

1845- Henrik Steffens -Norwegian-German philosopher (b. 1773)

1877- Costache Caragiale -Romanian actor and manager (b. 1815)

1883- Richard Wagner -German director and composer (b. 1813)

1888- Jean-Baptiste Lamy -French-American archbishop (b. 1814)

1889- João Maurício Vanderlei, Baron of Cotejipe -Brazilian politician (b. 1815)

1905- Konstantin Savitsky -Russian painter (b. 1844)

1906- Albert Gottschalk -Danish painter (b. 1866)

1908- David Hesser -American water polo player (b. 1884)

1934- József Pusztai -Slovene-Hungarian poet and journalist (b. 1864)

1942- Epitácio Pessoa -Brazilian politician, 11th President of Brazil (b. 1865)

1942- Otakar Batlička -Czech journalist and anti-Nazi resistance leaders, murdered at Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp (b. 1895)

1950- Rafael Sabatini -Italian author (b. 1875)

1951- Lloyd C. Douglas -American author (b. 1877)

1952- Josephine Tey -English author (b. 1896)

1954- Agnes Macphail -Canadian politician (b. 1890)

1956- Jan Łukasiewicz -Polish mathematician (b. 1878)

1958- Christabel Pankhurst -English activist, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union (b. 1880)

1958- Georges Rouault -French painter (b. 1871)

1960- Roelof Klein -Dutch rower (b. 1877)

1964- Paulino Alcantara -Filipino footballer (b. 1896)

1964- Werner Heyde -German psychiatrist (b. 1902)

1968- Mae Marsh -American actress (b. 1895)

1973- Marinus Jan Granpré Molière -Dutch architect and educator (b. 1883)

1974- Amir Khan (singer)|Amir Khan -Indian singer (b. 1912)

1975- André Beaufre -French general (b. 1902)

1975- Arthur Laing -Canadian politician (b. 1904)

1976- Murtala Mohammed -Nigerian general and politician, 4th President of Nigeria (b. 1938)

1976- Lily Pons -French-American soprano and actress (b. 1904)

1980- David Janssen -American actor (b. 1931)

1982- Zeng Jinlian -Chinese giant (b. 1964)

1984- Andre Stander -South African police officer and bank robber (b. 1946)

1989- Wayne Hays -American politician (b. 1911)

1989- Dave Tarras -Ukrainian clarinet player (b. 1897)

1991- Arno Breker -German sculptor (b. 1900)

1991- Ron Pickering -English sportscaster (b. 1930)

1992- Nikolay Bogolyubov -Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (b. 1909)

1996- Martin Balsam -American actor (b. 1919)

1997- Robert Klark Graham -American businessman (b. 1906)

1997- Mark Krasnosel'skii -Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (b. 1920)

2000- Anders Aalborg -Canadian politician (b. 1914)

2000- James Cooke Brown -American sociologist and author (b. 1921)

2000- John Leake (DSM)|John Leake -English soldier (b. 1950)

2002- Waylon Jennings -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Highwaymen (country supergroup)|The Highwaymen) (b. 1937)

2003- Kid Gavilan -Cuban boxer (b. 1926)

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

2003- Dennis McDermott -Canadian union leader (b. 1922)

2003- Walt Whitman Rostow -American economist and politician, 7th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1916)

2004- François Tavenas -Canadian engineer and academic (b. 1942)

2004- Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev -Chechen politician, 2nd President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (b. 1952)

2005- Nelson Briles -American baseball player (b. 1943)

2005- Emilios T. Harlaftis -Greek astrophysicist (b. 1965)

2005- Lúcia Santos -Portuguese nun (b. 1907)

2005- Maurice Trintignant -French race car driver (b. 1917)

2005- Dick Weber -American bowler (b. 1929)

2006- Andreas Katsulas -Greek-American actor (b. 1946)

2006- P. F. Strawson -English philosopher (b. 1919)

2007- Elizabeth Jolley -English-Australian author (b. 1923)

2007- Charlie Norwood -American politician (b. 1941)

2007- Johanna Sällström -Swedish actress (b. 1974)

2007- Richard Gordon Wakeford -English air marshal (b. 1922)

2008- Henri Salvador -French singer (b. 1917)

2008- Roger Voisin -French-American trumpet player (b. 1918)

2009- Edward Upward -English author (b. 1903)

2010- Lucille Clifton -American poet (b. 1936)

2010- Cy Grant -Guyanese-English actor, singer, and poet (b. 1919)

2010- Dale Hawkins -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)

2010- John Reed (actor)|John Reed -English actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1916)

2012- Russell Arms -American actor and singer (b. 1920)

2012- Frank Braña -Spanish actor (b. 1934)

2012- Louise Cochrane -American-English screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)

2012- Humayun Faridi -Bangladeshi actor (b. 1952)

2012- Daniel C. Gerould -American playwright and academic (b. 1928)

2012- Kushimaumi Keita -Japanese sumo wrestler and coach (b. 1965)

2012- Freddie Solomon -American football player (b. 1953)

2013- Gabriele Basilico -Italian photographer (b. 1944)

2013- John Holt (American football)|John Holt -American football player (b. 1959)

2013- Pieter Kooijmans -Dutch judge and politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Netherlands)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for The Netherlands (b. 1933)

2013- Yuko Tojo -Japanese activist and politician (b. 1939)

2013- Stefan Wigger -German actor (b. 1932)

2013- Georges Wohlfart -Luxembourger politician (b. 1950)

2013- Tibor Zsíros -Hungarian basketball player (b. 1930)

2014- Gordon Bell (comics)|Gordon Bell -Scottish cartoonist (b. 1934)

2014- Piero D'Inzeo -American horse rider (b. 1923)

2014- King Kester Emeneya -Congolese singer (b. 1956)

2014- Ken Jones (actor)|Ken Jones -English actor (b. 1930)

2014- Balu Mahendra -Sri Lankan-Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)

2014- Richard Møller Nielsen -Danish footballer and manager (b. 1937)

2014- Marty Thau -American record producer, founded Red Star Records (b. 1938)

2014- Ralph Waite -American actor and director (b. 1928)