This Day in History

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Day History: February-17

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


364-Emperor Jovian (Emperor)|Jovian -dies after a reign of eight months. He is found dead in his tent at Tyana (Asia Minor) en route back to Constantinople in suspicious circumstances.

1370- Northern Crusades -Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights meet in the Battle of Rudau.

1411-Following the successful campaigns during the Ottoman Interregnum -Musa Çelebi, one of the sons of Bayezid I, becomes Sultan with the support of Mircea I of Wallachia.

1500-Duke Frederick I of Denmark|Friedrich -and Duke John of Denmark|Johann attempt to subdue the peasantry of Dithmarschen, Denmark, in the Battle of Hemmingstedt.

1600-The philosopher Giordano Bruno -is burned alive, for Christian heresy|heresy, at Campo de' Fiori in Rome.

1621- Myles Standish -is appointed as first commander of Plymouth, Massachusetts|Plymouth colony.

1753-In Sweden -February 17 is followed by March 1 as the country moves from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.

1801-An U.S. Electoral College|electoral -tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President of the United States|Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.

1814- War of the Sixth Coalition -The Battle of Mormans.

1819-The United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise -for the first time.

1838- Weenen massacre -Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, KwaZulu-Natal Province|Natal are killed by Zulu people|Zulus.

1854-The United Kingdom -recognizes the independence of the Orange Free State.

1863-A group of citizens of Geneva -founded an International Committee for Relief to the Wounded, which later became known as the ICRC|International Committee of the Red Cross.

1864- American Civil War -The {{Ship||H. L. Hunley|submarine|6}} becomes the first submarine to Sinking of USS Housatonic|engage and sink a warship, the {{USS|Housatonic|1861|6}}.

1865-American Civil War: Columbia, South Carolina -is Capture of Columbia|burned as Confederate States of America|Confederate forces flee from advancing United States|Union forces.

1871-The victorious Prussia -Army parades through Paris, France after the end of the Siege of Paris (1870-1871)|Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.

1904-'' Madama Butterfly -' receives its première at La Scala in Milan.

1913-The Armory Show -opens in New York City, displaying works of artists who are to become some of the most influential painters of the early 20th century.

1933-The Blaine Act -ends Prohibition in the United States.

1944- World War II -The Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins. The battle ends in an American victory on February 22.

1944-World War II: Operation Hailstone -begins. U.S. naval air, surface, and submarine attack against Truk Lagoon, Japan's main base in the central Pacific Ocean|Pacific, in support of the Battle of Eniwetok Atoll|Eniwetok invasion.

1949- Chaim Weizmann -begins his term as the first President of Israel.

1959- Project Vanguard -Vanguard 2

1964-In '' Wesberry v. Sanders -' the Supreme Court of the United States rules that Congress of the United States|congressional districts have to be approximately equal in population.

1964-Gabonese president Leon M'ba -is toppled by 1964 Gabon coup d'état|a coup and his rival, Jean-Hilaire Aubame, is installed in his place.

1965- Ranger program|Project Ranger -The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph the ''Mare Tranquillitatis'' region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo program|Apollo missions. ''Mare Tranquillitatis'' or the "Sea of Tranquility" would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

1968-In Springfield, Massachusetts -the James Naismith|Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opens.

1972-Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle -exceed those of the Ford Model-T.

1974- Robert K. Preston -a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House in a stolen helicopter.

1978- The Troubles -The Provisional Irish Republican Army|Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant bombing|La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30.

1979-The Sino-Vietnamese War -begins.

1980- Mount Everest -1st Winter Ascent by Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy.

1992- Nagorno-Karabakh War -Armenian troops Garadaghly Massacre|massacre more than 20 Azerbaijani people|Azerbaijani civilians in the village of Qaradağlı, Khojavend|Qaradağlı

1995-The Cenepa War -between Peru and Ecuador ends on a cease-fire brokered by the United Nations|UN.

1996-In Philadelphia -world champion Garry Kasparov beats the IBM Deep Blue|Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.

1996- NASA -s Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.

2003-The London Congestion Charge -scheme begins.

2006-A 2006 Southern Leyte mudslide|massive mudslide -occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.

2008- Kosovo -2008 Kosovo declaration of independence|declares independence as the Republic of Kosovo.

2011- 2011 Libyan civil war|Libyan protests -begin. In Bahrain, Special Security Force Command|security forces launched a deadly pre-dawn raid on protesters in Pearl Roundabout in Manama, the day is locally known as Bloody Thursday (2011)|Bloody Thursday.

Famous Birthdays


624- Wu Zetian -Chinese empress (d. 705)

1490- Charles III, Duke of Bourbon -(d. 1527)

1519- Francis, Duke of Guise -(d. 1563)

1524- Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine -(d. 1574)

1581- Fausto Poli -Italian cardinal (d. 1653)

1646- Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert -French economist (d. 1714)

1653- Arcangelo Corelli -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1713)

1718- Matthew Tilghman -American politician (d. 1790)

1723- Tobias Mayer -German astronomer (d. 1762)

1740- Horace-Bénédict de Saussure -Swiss physicist (d. 1799)

1752- Friedrich Maximilian Klinger -German author and playwright (d. 1831)

1754- Nicolas Baudin -French cartographer and explorer (d. 1803)

1781- René Laennec -French physician, invented the stethoscope (d. 1826)

1796- Philipp Franz von Siebold -German physician (d. 1866)

1816- Haller Nutt -American planter (d. 1864)

1817- Édouard Thilges -Luxembourgian politician, 7th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 1904)

1820- Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau -Canadian cardinal (d. 1898)

1820- Henri Vieuxtemps -Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1881)

1821- Lola Montez -Irish actress and dancer (d. 1861)

1836- Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer -Spanish poet (d. 1870)

1844- Aaron Montgomery Ward -American businessman, founded Montgomery Ward (d. 1913)

1848- Albert Gustaf Dahlman -Swedish executioner (d. 1920)

1848- Louisa Lawson -Australian poet and publisher (d. 1920)

1854- Friedrich Alfred Krupp -German businessman, founded Krupp (d. 1902)

1860- Tom Seeberg -Norwegian target shooter (d. 1938)

1861- Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont -(d. 1922)

1862- Mori Ōgai -Japanese author and poet (d. 1922)

1862- Eugen Schmidt -Danish tug of war competitor (d. 1931)

1863- Fyodor Sologub -Russian author and poet (d. 1927)

1864- Jozef Murgaš -Slovak priest, botanist, and painter (d. 1929)

1864- Banjo Paterson -Australian poet (d. 1941)

1874- Thomas J. Watson -American businessman (d. 1956)

1877- Isabelle Eberhardt -Swiss explorer and author (d. 1904)

1877- André Maginot -French sergeant and politician (d. 1932)

1877- Isidora Sekulić -Serbian author (d. 1958)

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

1883- George Edwin Cooke -American soccer player (d. 1969)

1885- Steve Evans (baseball)|Steve Evans -American baseball player (d. 1943)

1887- Leevi Madetoja -Finnish composer (d. 1947)

1887- Joseph Bech -Luxembourgish politician, 15th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 1975)

1888- Otto Stern -German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1969)

1890- Ronald Fisher -English statistician, biologist, and geneticist (d. 1962)

1891- Abraham Fraenkel -German-Israeli mathematician (d. 1965)

1892- Marjorie Fielding -English actress (d. 1956)

1893- Wally Pipp -American baseball player (d. 1965)

1899- Jibanananda Das -Indian poet, writer, novelist and essayist in Bengali language|Bengali (d. 1954)

1900- Ruth Clifford -American actress (d. 1998)

1903- Sadegh Hedayat -Iranian author (d. 1951)

1904- Hans Morgenthau -German philosopher (d. 1980)

1905- Osvald Käpp -Estonian wrestler (d. 1995)

1906- Mary Brian -American actress (d. 2002)

1907- Yevgeniy Abalakov -Russian mountaineer and sculptor (d. 1948)

1908- Red Barber -American sportscaster (d. 1992)

1908- Ants Eskola -Estonian actor and singer (d. 1989)

1908- Bo Yibo -Chinese politician, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 2007)

1910- Arthur Hunnicutt -American actor (d. 1979)

1911- Sydney Chedgzoy -English professional association footballer (d. 1983)

1911- Oskar Seidlin -German-American author, poet, and scholar (d. 1984)

1911- Orrin Tucker -American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2011)

1912- Andre Norton -American author (d. 2005)

1912- Virginia Sorensen -American author (d. 1991)

1913- Jean Le Moyne -Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1996)

1913- Russel B. Nye -American author (d. 1993)

1914- Arthur Kennedy (actor)|Arthur Kennedy -American actor (d. 1990)

1914- Wayne Morris (American actor)|Wayne Morris -American actor (d. 1959)

1916- Alexander Obolensky -Russian rugby player (d. 1940)

1916- Raf Vallone -Italian footballer and actor (d. 2002)

1917- Abdel Rahman Badawi -Egyptian philosopher and poet (d. 2002)

1917- Guillermo González Camarena -Mexican engineer (d. 1965)

1918- William Bronk -American poet (d. 1999)

1918- Volodymyr Shcherbytsky -Ukrainian politician (d. 1990)

1919- J. M. S. Careless -Canadian historian (d. 2009)

1919- Kathleen Freeman -American actress (d. 2001)

1920- Ivo Caprino -Norwegian director and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1920- Curt Swan -American illustrator (d. 1996)

1921- Duane Gish -American biochemist (d. 2013)

1922- Enrico Banducci -American businessman (d. 2007)

1922- Tommy Edwards -American singer-songwriter (d. 1969)

1922- Valentino Mazzia -American physician (d. 1999)

1923- John M. Allegro -English archaeologist and scholar (d. 1988)

1923- Alden W. Clausen -American banker (d. 2013)

1923- Buddy DeFranco -American clarinet player

1924- Margaret Truman -American author (d. 2008)

1925- Ron Goodwin -English composer and conductor (d. 2003)

1925- Hal Holbrook -American actor and director

1928- Marta Romero -Puerto Rican actress and singer (d. 2013)

1929- Paul Meger -Canadian ice hockey player

1929- Chaim Potok -American author (d. 2002)

1929- Nicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of Liddesdale -English politician (d. 1993)

1929- Patricia Routledge -English actress and singer

1930- Roger Craig (baseball)|Roger Craig -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1930- Benjamin Fain -Ukrainian-Israeli physicist (d. 2013)

1930- Doug Hoyle, Baron Hoyle -English politician

1930- Ruth Rendell -English author

1930- Frank Wappat -English singer and radio host (d. 2014)

1933- Bobby Lewis -American singer

1931- Jiřina Jirásková -Czech actress (d. 2013)

1933- Larry Jennings -American magician and author (d. 1997)

1933- Craig L. Thomas -American politician (d. 2007)

1934- Alan Bates -English actor (d. 2003)

1934- Barry Humphries -Australian comedian, actor, and author

1935- Christina Pickles -English-American actress

1936- Jim Brown -American football player and actor

1938- Martha Henry -American-Canadian actress

1938- Yvonne Romain -English actress

1938- Buck Trent -American banjo player

1939- John Leyton -English actor and singer

1939- Mary Ann Mobley -American actress, Miss America|Miss America 1959

1939- Clément Richard -Canadian businessman and politician

1940- Gene Pitney -American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

1941- Julia McKenzie -English actress, singer, and director

1942- Huey P. Newton -American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party (d. 1989)

1943- Costas Azariadis -Greek economist

1943- Claire Malis -American actress (d. 2012)

1943- Joe Medjuck -Canadian actor and producer

1944- Bruce Fogle -Canadian veterinarian and author

1944- Nick Hewer -English television host

1944- Karl Jenkins -Welsh saxophonist, keyboard player, and composer (Soft Machine)

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

1945- Brenda Fricker -Irish actress

1945- Linda Kitson -English illustrator

1946- Dodie Stevens -American singer

1946- Shahrnush Parsipur -Iranian author

1948- José José -Mexican singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1948- Rick Majerus -American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)

1948- Don Scardino -American actor and director

1949- Fred Frith -English guitarist and songwriter (Henry Cow, Art Bears, Massacre (experimental band)|Massacre and Skeleton Crew (band)|Skeleton Crew)

1950- Rickey Medlocke -American guitarist (Blackfoot (band)|Blackfoot and Lynyrd Skynyrd)

1950- Graham Stringer -English politician

1951- Rashid Minhas -Pakistani pilot (d. 1971)

1952- Karin Janz -German gymnast

1952- Vladimír Padrůněk -Czech bass player (Energit (band)|Energit and Etc...) (d. 1991)

1953- Norman Pace -English actor

1954- Miki Berkovich -Israeli basketball player

1954- Rene Russo -American actress

1955- Mo Yan -Chinese author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate

1956- Richard Karn -American actor

1957- Loreena McKennitt -Canadian singer-songwriter, accordion player, and pianist

1958- Steve Fox (footballer)|Steve Fox -English footballer (d. 2012)

1958- Alan Wiggins -American baseball player (d. 1991)

1959- Aryeh Deri -Moroccan-Israeli rabbi and politician

1959- Rowdy Gaines -American swimmer

1959- Neil Lomax -American football player

1960- Shunji Kosugi -Japanese wrestler

1961- Chris Champion -American wrestler

1961- Angela Eagle -English politician

1961- Maria Eagle -English politician

1961- Panna Rittikrai -Thai actor, director, and stuntman (d. 2014)

1962- David McComb -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Triffids and The Blackeyed Susans) (d. 1999)

1962- Lou Diamond Phillips -American actor and director

1962- Sarah Wollaston -English politician

1963- Larry the Cable Guy -American comedian and actor

1963- Alison Hargreaves -English mountaineer (d. 1995)

1963- Jen-Hsun Huang -Taiwanese-American businessman, co-founded Nvidia

1963- Michael Jordan -American basketball player and actor

1963- Rene Syler -American journalist

1964- Buster Olney -American journalist

1965- Michael Bay -American director and producer

1965- Samuel Bayer -American director and cinematographer

1966- Quorthon -Swedish guitarist and songwriter (Bathory (band)|Bathory) (d. 2004)

1966- Michael Lepond -American bass player (Symphony X and Seven Witches)

1966- Robert Reid (co-driver)|Robert Reid -Scottish race car driver

1966- Luc Robitaille -Canadian ice hockey player

1967- Chanté Moore -American singer-songwriter

1968- Wu'erkaixi -Chinese journalist and activist

1968- Bryan Cox -American football player

1969- David Douillet -French martial artist and politician

1969- Tuesday Knight -American actress and singer

1969- Willi Kronhardt -German footballer

1970- Tommy Moe -American skier

1970- Dominic Purcell -English-Australian actor

1971- Martyn Bennett -Canadian-Scottish composer (d. 2005)

1971- Cynthia Cleese -English actress

1971- Jeremy Edwards -English actor

1971- SaRenna Lee -American porn actress

1971- Denise Richards -American model and actress

1972- Yuki (singer)|Yuki -Japanese singer-songwriter (Mean Machine (band)|Mean Machine, Judy and Mary, and NiNa)

1972- Billie Joe Armstrong -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and producer (Green Day, Pinhead Gunpowder, The Network, and Foxboro Hot Tubs)

1972- Philippe Candeloro -French figure skater

1972- Taylor Hawkins -American singer-songwriter and drummer (Foo Fighters and Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders)

1972- Ralphie May -American comedian and actor

1972- Valeria Mazza -Argentinian model

1972- Lars Göran Petrov -Swedish singer and drummer (Entombed (band)|Entombed and Morbid (band)|Morbid)

1973- Drew Barry -American basketball player

1973- Raphaël Ibañez -French rugby player

1974- Kaoru (musician)|Kaoru -Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Dir en grey)

1974- Jerry O'Connell -American actor

1974- Bryan White -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1975- Harisu -South Korean singer and actress

1975- Kaspars Astašenko -Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2012)

1975- Todd Harvey -Canadian ice hockey player

1975- Vaclav Prospal -Czech ice hockey player

1976- Kelly Carlson -American actress

1976- Lefteris Fafalis -Greek skier

1976- William Roussel -French singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mütiilation)

1976- Scott Williamson -American baseball player

1977- Wong Choong Hann -Malaysian badminton player

1977- Bob Katsionis -Greek musician

1978- Jacob Wetterling -American kidnapping victim

1979- Josh Willingham -American baseball player

1980- Aya Endō -Japanese voice actress

1980- Al Harrington -American basketball player

1980- Jason Ritter -American actor

1980- Klemi Saban -Israeli footballer

1981- Joseph Gordon-Levitt -American actor, director, and producer

1981- Paris Hilton -American model, actress, and singer

1981- Pontus Segerström -Swedish footballer (d. 2014)

1981- Andrew Stephenson -English politician

1982- Brian Bruney -American baseball player

1982- Daniel Merriweather -Australian singer-songwriter and producer

1982- Deyvid Oprja -Estonian skier

1982- Adriano Leite Ribeiro -Brazilian footballer

1983- Gérald Cid -French footballer

1983- Marios Kaperonis -Greek boxer

1983- Nguyen Tien Minh -Vietnamese badminton player

1983- Kevin Rudolf -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1984- Sadha -Indian actress

1984- AB de Villiers -South African cricketer

1984- Jimmy Jacobs -American wrestler

1984- Stefan Jarosch -German footballer

1984- Kenta Kamakari -Japanese actor and singer

1984- Drew Miller -American ice hockey player

1984- Marcin Gortat -Polish basketball player

1985- Sivakarthikeyan -Indian actor and singer

1985- Anne Curtis -Australian-Filipino actress and singer

1985- Anders Jacobsen (ski jumper)|Anders Jacobsen -Norwegian ski jumper

1986- Rod Michael -American singer (B3 (band)|B3)

1986- Joey O'Brien -Irish footballer

1986- Ricardo Rodriguez (wrestler)|Ricardo Rodriguez -American wrestler and ring announcer

1987- Thomas Ayasse -French footballer

1987- Danny Farquhar -American baseball player

1987- Aseem Trivedi -Indian cartoonist and activist

1987- Tiquan Underwood -American football player

1988- Natascha Kampusch -Austrian kidnapping victim

1989- Rebecca Adlington -English swimmer

1989- Ina Demireva -Bulgarian ice dancer

1989- Stacey McClean -English singer and actress (S Club 8)

1989- Chord Overstreet -American actor and singer

1990- Marianne St-Gelais -Canadian speed skater

1991- Sam Oldham -English gymnast

1991- Ed Sheeran -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1991- Bonnie Wright -English actress

1992- Meaghan Jette Martin -American actress and singer

1993- Nicola Leali -Italian footballer

1993- Marc Márquez -Spanish motorcycle racer

1993- AJ Perez -Filipino actor (d. 2011)

1993- Philip Wiegratz -German actor

1994- Angie Miller (American singer)|Angie Miller -American singer-songwriter

1996- Sasha Pieterse -American actress

History of Deaths


364- Jovian (emperor)|Jovian -Roman emperor (b. 331)

440- Mesrop Mashtots -Armenian monk, linguist, and theologian (b. 360)

661- Finan of Lindisfarne -Irish monk and bishop

1339- Otto, Duke of Austria -(b. 1301)

1596- Friedrich Sylburg -German scholar (b. 1536)

1600- Giordano Bruno -Italian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (b. 1548)

1609- Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany -(b. 1549)

1624- Juan de Mariana -Spanish priest and historian (b. 1536)

1652- Gregorio Allegri -Italian composer (b. 1582)

1659- Abel Servien -French diplomat (b. 1593)

1673- Molière -French playwright and actor (b. 1622)

1680- Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles -English politician (b. 1599)

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

1715- Antoine Galland -French archaeologist (b. 1646)

1732- Louis Marchand -French organist and composer (b. 1669)

1768- Arthur Onslow -English politician (b. 1691)

1780- Andreas Felix von Oefele -German historian and librarian (b. 1706)

1841- Ferdinando Carulli -Italian guitarist and composer (b. 1770)

1854- John Martin (painter)|John Martin -English painter (b. 1789)

1856- Heinrich Heine -German journalist and poet (b. 1797)

1874- Adolphe Quetelet -Belgian astronomer, mathematician, and sociologist (b. 1796)

1883- Vasudev Balwant Phadke -Indian activist (b. 1845)

1890- Christopher Latham Sholes -American publisher, politician, and inventor (b. 1819)

1905- William Bickerton -English-American religious leader, leader in the Latter Day Saint movement (b. 1815)

1909- Geronimo -American tribal leader (b. 1829)

1912- Edgar Evans -Welsh sailor and explorer (b. 1876)

1918- Milan Neralić -Croatian fencer (b. 1875)

1919- Wilfrid Laurier -Canadian politician, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1841)

1934- Albert I of Belgium -(b. 1875)

1934- Siegbert Tarrasch -German chess player (b. 1862)

1939- Willy Hess (violinist)|Willy Hess -German violinist (b. 1859)

1943- Konstantin Bogaevsky -Russian painter (b. 1872)

1943- Armand J. Piron -American violinist and composer (b. 1888)

1946- Dorothy Gibson -American actress and singer (b. 1889)

1950- William Dickey (diver)|William Dickey -American diver (b. 1883)

1958- Hugh McCrae -Australian author (b. 1876)

1961- Nita Naldi -American actress (b. 1897)

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

1962- Bruno Walter -German-American conductor (b. 1876)

1968- Marquard Schwarz -American swimmer (b. 1887)

1970- Shmuel Yosef Agnon -Ukrainian-Israeli author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

1970- Alfred Newman (composer)|Alfred Newman -American composer and conductor (b. 1900)

1976- Jean Servais -Belgian actor (b. 1910)

1977- Janani Luwum -Ugandan archbishop (b. 1922)

1979- K. Alvapillai -Sri Lankan civil servant (b. 1905)

1982- Nestor Chylak -American baseball player and umpire (b. 1922)

1982- Thelonious Monk -American pianist and composer (b. 1917)

1982- Lee Strasberg -Austrian-American actor and director (b. 1901)

1986- Jiddu Krishnamurti -Indian-American philosopher and author (b. 1895)

1988- John M. Allegro -English archaeologist and scholar (b. 1923)

1988- Karpoori Thakur -Indian politician, 11th List of Chief Ministers of Bihar|Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1924)

1989- Lefty Gomez -American baseball player (b. 1908)

1990- Jean-Marc Boivin -French mountaineer (b. 1951)

1990- Hap Day -Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1901)

1990- Erik Rhodes (actor)|Erik Rhodes -American actor and singer (b. 1906)

1990- Volodymyr Shcherbytsky -Ukrainian politician (b. 1917)

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

1996- Hervé Bazin -French author (b. 1911)

1997- Joe Kieyoomia -American soldier (b. 1919)

1998- Ernst Jünger -German author (b. 1895)

1998- Bob Merrill -American composer and songwriter (b. 1921)

1999- Sunshine Parker -American actor (b. 1927)

2001- Barry Burman -English painter (b. 1943)

2001- Bob Geary (Canadian football)|Bob Geary -Canadian football player, coach, and manager (b. 1933)

2001- Khalid Abdul Muhammad -American activist (b. 1948)

2003- Steve Bechler -American baseball player (b. 1979)

2004- José López Portillo -Mexican politician, 51st President of Mexico (b. 1920)

2005- Dan O'Herlihy -Irish actor (b. 1919)

2005- Omar Sívori -Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1935)

2006- Ray Barretto -American drummer (b. 1929)

2006- Bill Cowsill -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Cowsills) (b. 1948)

2007- Mike Awesome -American wrestler (b. 1965)

2007- Jurga Ivanauskaitė -Lithuanian author (b. 1961)

2007- Dermot O'Reilly -Irish-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Ryan's Fancy) (b. 1943)

2007- Maurice Papon -French civil servant (b. 1910)

2008- Brian Harris (footballer)|Brian Harris -English footballer (b. 1935)

2009- Conchita Cintrón -Chilean bullfighter (b. 1922)

2009- Gazanfer Özcan -Turkish actor (b. 1931)

2009- Mike Whitmarsh -American volleyball player (b. 1962)

2010- Kathryn Grayson -American actress and singer (b. 1922)

2012- Robert Carr -English engineer and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1916)

2012- Clarence Dart -American captain and pilot (b. 1920)

2012- Michael Davis (bassist)|Michael Davis -American singer-songwriter and bass player (MC5) (b. 1943)

2012- Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn -Dutch mathematician and theorist (b. 1918)

2012- Ulric Neisser -German-American psychologist and academic (b. 1928)

2012- Howie Nunn -American baseball player (b. 1935)

2013- Derek Batey -English game show host (b. 1928)

2013- Richard Briers -English actor and singer (b. 1934)

2013- André Gingras -Canadian dancer and choreographer (b. 1966)

2013- Phil Henderson (basketball)|Phil Henderson -American basketball player and coach (b. 1968)

2013- Shmulik Kraus -Israeli singer-songwriter and actor (The High Windows) (b. 1935)

2013- Sophie Kurys -American baseball player (b. 1925)

2013- Mindy McCready -American singer-songwriter (b. 1975)

2013- Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin -Irish footballer, hurler, and sportscaster (b. 1923)

2013- Mike Westhues -American-Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1949)

2014- Bob Casale -American guitarist, keyboard player, and producer (Devo) (b. 1952)

2014- Peter Florin -German politician and diplomat, President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1921)

2014- Frankie Kao -Taiwanese singer (b. 1950)

2014- Don Safran -American screenwriter, producer, and critic (b. 1930)

2014- Wayne Smith (musician)|Wayne Smith -Jamaican singer (b. 1965)

2014- R. K. Srikantan -Indian singer (b. 1920)

2014- Frank Wappat -English singer and radio host (b. 1930)