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Day History: February-19

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Events History


197-Emperor Septimius Severus -defeats Roman usurper|usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.

356-Emperor Constantius II -issues a decree closing all paganism|pagan temples in the Roman Empire.

1594-Having already inherited the List of Polish rulers|throne -of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother Catherine Jagellonica of Poland in 1587, Sigismund III Vasa|Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is coronation|crowned List of Swedish monarchs|King of Sweden, having succeeded his father John III of Sweden in 1592.

1600-The Peruvian stratovolcano -Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.

1649-The Second Battle of Guararapes -takes place, effectively ending Netherlands|Dutch colonization efforts in Brazil.

1674- England -and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster (1674)|Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York City|New York.

1807-Former Vice President of the United States -Aaron Burr is arrested for treason in Wakefield, Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddert.

1819- British Empire|British -exploration|explorer William Smith (mariner)|William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of George III of the United Kingdom|King George III.

1846-In Austin, Texas -the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following the annexation of Texas by the United States.

1847-The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party -

1859- Daniel E. Sickles -a New York Congressman, is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity. This is the first time this defense is successfully used in the United States.

1861- Serf -om is Emancipation reform of 1861|abolished in Russia.

1876-Founding of the National Amateur Press Association -(NAPA) in Philadelphia.

1878- Thomas Edison -patents the phonograph.

1884-More than Enigma tornado outbreak|sixty tornadoes -strike the Southern United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.

1915- World War I -The Naval operations in the Dardanelles Campaign|first naval attack on the Dardanelles begins when a strong Anglo-French task force bombards Ottoman artillery along the coast of Gallipoli.

1937- Yekatit 12 -During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Ethiopian nationalists of Eritrean origin attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades.

1942- World War II -Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes Bombing of Darwin|attack the northern Australian city of Darwin, Northern Territory|Darwin killing 243 people.

1942-World War II: President of the United States|President -Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Executive order (United States)|executive order Executive Order 9066|9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese American internment|internment camps.

1943-World War II: Battle of the Kasserine Pass -in Tunisia begins.

1948-The Conference of Youth and Students of Southeast Asia Fighting for Freedom and Independence -convenes in Calcutta.

1949- Ezra Pound -is awarded the first Bollingen Prize|Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.

1953- Censorship -Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.

1959-The United Kingdom -grants Cyprus independence, which is then formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.

1960- People's Republic of China|China -successfully launches the T-7 (rocket)|T-7, its first sounding rocket.

1963-The publication of Betty Friedan -s ''The Feminine Mystique'' reawakens the Feminist Movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.

1965-Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo -of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, and a communist spy of the North Vietnamese Viet Minh, along with Generals Lâm Văn Phát and Trần Thiện Khiêm 1965 South Vietnamese coup|attempted a coup against the military Military dictatorship|junta of Nguyễn Khánh.

1972-The Asama-Sansō incident|Asama-Sansō hostage standoff -begins in Japan.

1976- Executive Order 9066 -which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald R. Ford's Proclamation 4417

1978- Egyptian raid on Larnaca International Airport|Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport -in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat.

1985- William J. Schroeder -becomes the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave hospital.

1985- Iberia Airlines -Boeing 727 Iberia Airlines Flight 610|crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.

1985- EastEnders -BBC's flagship soap opera broadcasts for the first time.

1986- Akkaraipattu massacre -the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil people|Tamil farm workers the eastern province of Sri Lanka.

2001-The Oklahoma City bombing -museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

2002- NASA -s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.

2003-An Ilyushin Il-76 -military aircraft 2003 Iran Ilyushin Il-76 crash|crashes near Kerman, Iran, killing 275.

2006-A methane -explosion in a coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, Pasta de Conchos mine disaster|kills 65 miners.

2011-The debut exhibition of the Belitung shipwreck -containing the largest collection of Tang Dynasty artefacts found in one location, begins in Singapore.

2012-44 people are killed in a prison Apodaca prison riot|brawl -in Apodaca, Nuevo León.

Famous Birthdays


1473- Nicolaus Copernicus -Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)

1526- Charles de L'Ecluse -Flemish botanist (d. 1609)

1552- Melchior Klesl -Austrian cardinal (d. 1630)

1630- Shivaji -Indian emperor (d. 1680)

1660- Friedrich Hoffmann -German physician and chemist (d. 1742)

1671- Charles-Hubert Gervais -French composer (d. 1744)

1717- David Garrick -English actor, playwright, and producer (d. 1779)

1722- Charles-François Tiphaigne de la Roche -French author (d. 1774)

1743- Luigi Boccherini -Italian cellist and composer (d. 1805)

1780- Richard McCarty (U.S. politician)|Richard McCarty -American politician (d. 1844)

1798- Allan MacNab -Canadian politician (d. 1862)

1800- Émilie Gamelin -Canadian nun, founded the Sisters of Providence (Montreal, Quebec)|Sisters of Providence (d. 1851)

1802- Wilhelm Matthias Naeff -Swiss politician (d. 1881)

1804- Baron Carl von Rokitansky -German physician (d. 1878)

1804- David Wark -Irish-Canadian politician (d. 1905)

1821- August Schleicher -German linguist (d. 1868)

1824- Henri Germain -French banker and politician, founded Crédit Lyonnais (d. 1905)

1833- Élie Ducommun -Swiss journalist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)

1843- Adelina Patti -Spanish opera singer (d. 1919)

1855- Nishinoumi Kajirō I -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 16th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1908)

1859- Svante Arrhenius -Swedish chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1927)

1865- Sven Hedin -Swedish geographer and explorer (d. 1952)

1866- Louis-Henri Foreau -French painter (d. 1938)

1869- Hovhannes Tumanyan -Armenian poet (d. 1923)

1871- Lugenia Burns Hope -American activist (d. 1947)

1872- Johan Pitka -Estonian admiral (d. 1944)

1876- Constantin Brâncuși -Romanian-French sculptor (d. 1957)

1877- Gabriele Münter -German painter (d. 1962)

1878- Harriet Bosse -Swedish–Norwegian actress (d. 1961)

1880- Álvaro Obregón -Mexican politician, 39th President of Mexico (d. 1928)

1886- Karl Ast -Estonian author and politician (d. 1971)

1886- José Abad Santos -Filipino lawyer and jurist, 5th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 1942)

1888- José Eustasio Rivera -Colombian lawyer and poet (d. 1928)

1888- Aurora Quezon -Filipino wife of Manuel L. Quezon, 2nd First Lady of the Philippines (d. 1949)

1893- Cedric Hardwicke -English actor (d. 1964)

1895- Louis Calhern -American actor (d. 1956)

1895- Diego Mazquiarán -Spanish bullfighter (d. 1940)

1895- August Torma -Estonian military officer and diplomat (d. 1971)

1896- André Breton -French poet (d. 1966)

1897- Alma Rubens -American actress (d. 1931)

1899- Lucio Fontana -Italian-Argentinian painter and sculptor (d. 1968)

1899- Yury Olesha -Russian author (d. 1960)

1901- Florence Green -English soldier (d. 2012)

1902- Kay Boyle -American author and educator (d. 1992)

1903- Louis Slobodkin -American author and illustrator (d. 1975)

1904- Havank -Dutch journalist and author (d. 1964)

1904- Muiris Ó Súilleabháin -Irish author (d. 1950)

1906- Eugene Eisenmann -Panamanian-American ornithologist (d. 1981)

1910- Dorothy Janis -American actress (d. 2010)

1911- Merle Oberon -Indian-American actress (d. 1979)

1912- Saul Chaplin -American composer and director (d. 1997)

1912- Ursula Torday -British writer (d. 1997).

1913- Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza -(d. 2007)

1914- Jacques Dufilho -French actor (d. 2005)

1915- John Freeman (British politician)|John Freeman -English journalist, politician, and diplomat, List of Ambassadors of the United Kingdom to the United States|British Ambassador to the United States

1916- Eddie Arcaro -American jockey (d. 1997)

1917- Carson McCullers -American author (d. 1967)

1918- Nigel Forbes, 22nd Lord Forbes -Scottish soldier and politician (d. 2013)

1920- C. Z. Guest -American actress, fashion designer, and author (d. 2003)

1920- Jaan Kross -Estonian author (d. 2007)

1920- George Rose (actor)|George Rose -English actor (d. 1988)

1924- David Bronstein -Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)

1924- Lee Marvin -American actor (d. 1987)

1924- Borghild Niskin -Norwegian skier (d. 2013)

1924- Bruce Norris -American businessman (d. 1986)

1924- František Vláčil -Czech director and painter (d. 1999)

1926- György Kurtág -Hungarian composer

1926- Ross Thomas (author)|Ross Thomas -American author (d. 1995)

1927- Philippe Boiry -French journalist (d. 2014)

1929- Jacques Deray -French director and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1930- John Frankenheimer -American director and producer (d. 2002)

1930- Kasinathuni Viswanath -Indian actor, director, and screenwriter

1932- Joseph P. Kerwin -American physician and astronaut

1934- Pierre Barouh -French singer-songwriter

1934- Carole Eastman -American actress and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1935- Dave Niehaus -American sportscaster (d. 2010)

1936- Sam Myers -American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

1936- Marin Sorescu -Romanian author (d. 1997)

1937- Terry Carr -American author and educator (d. 1987)

1937- David Margulies -American actor

1937- Alan Munro -Indian-English immunologist and academic

1937- Boris Pugo -Latvian politician, Ministry of Internal Affairs (Russia)|Minister of Interior of the Soviet Union (d. 1991)

1937- Robert Walker (musician)|Robert Walker -American guitarist

1938- Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama -(d. 1989)

1938- Dutch Mason -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)

1938- René Muñoz -Cuban-Mexican actor and screenwriter (d. 2000)

1939- Erin Pizzey -Chinese-English activist and author, founded Refuge (United Kingdom charity)|Refuge

1939- Gwen Taylor -English actress

1940- Jaan Kiivit, Jr. -Estonian archbishop (d. 2005)

1940- Saparmurat Niyazov -Turkmen engineer and politician, 1st President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)

1940- Smokey Robinson -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Miracles)

1940- Bobby Rogers -American singer-songwriter (The Miracles) (d. 2013)

1941- David Gross -American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1941- Jenny Tonge, Baroness Tonge -English politician

1942- Paul Krause (football player)|Paul Krause -American football player

1942- Howard Stringer -Welsh-American businessman

1943- Lou Christie -American singer-songwriter

1943- Jim Cosman -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1943- Homer Hickam -American author and engineer

1943- Tim Hunt -English biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel laureate

1943- Gert Wünsche -German footballer

1944- Les Hinton -English-American journalist and businessman

1945- Yuri Antonov (musician)|Yuri Antonov -Uzbek-Russian singer-songwriter

1945- Michael Nader -American actor

1945- Jürgen Rumor -German footballer

1945- Zlatko Sirotić -Croatian painter

1946- Paul Dean (guitarist)|Paul Dean -Canadian guitarist (Loverboy and Streetheart (band)|Streetheart)

1946- Barry Everitt (scientist)|Barry Everitt -English neuroscientist and academic

1946- Hiroshi Fujioka -Japanese actor

1946- Peter Hudson -Australian footballer

1946- Karen Silkwood -American technician and activist (d. 1974)

1947- Tim Shadbolt -New Zealand politician, 42nd Mayor of Invercargill

1948- Mark Andes -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Spirit (band)|Spirit, Firefall, Jo Jo Gunne, and Heart (band)|Heart)

1948- Pim Fortuyn -Dutch sociologist and politician (d. 2002)

1948- Tony Iommi -English guitarist and songwriter (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell (band)|Heaven & Hell, Velvett Fogg, and Mythology (UK band)|Mythology)

1948- Big John Studd -American wrestler and actor (d. 1995)

1949- Danielle Bunten Berry -American game designer and programmer (d. 1998)

1949- William Messner-Loebs -American author and illustrator

1950- Juice Leskinen -Finnish singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

1950- Andy Powell -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Wishbone Ash)

1951- Stephen Nichols -American actor

1951- Maciej Pawlikowski -Polish mountaineer

1951- Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri -Pakistani scholar and politician, founded Minhaj-ul-Quran

1952- Rodolfo Neri Vela -Mexican engineer and astronaut

1952- Stephen South -English race car driver

1952- Amy Tan -American author

1952- Danilo Türk -Slovene politician, 3rd President of Slovenia

1953- Corrado Barazzutti -Italian tennis player

1953- Cristina Fernández de Kirchner -Argentinian politician, 55th President of Argentina

1953- Bill Kirchenbauer -American comedian and actor

1953- Massimo Troisi -Italian actor (d. 1994)

1953- Attilio Bettega -Italian race car driver (d. 1985)

1954- Sócrates -Brazilian footballer (d. 2011)

1954- Francis Buchholz -German bass player (Scorpions (band)|Scorpions and Michael Schenker Group)

1954- Michael Gira -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Swans (band)|Swans, Angels of Light, The World of Skin, and Circus Mort)

1955- Jeff Daniels -American actor, singer, and playwright

1956- Kathleen Beller -American actress

1956- Peter Holsapple -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The dBs and The Continental Drifters)

1956- Roderick MacKinnon -American biologist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1956- Dave Wakeling -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Beat (British band)|The Beat and General Public)

1957- Falco (musician)|Falco -Austrian singer-songwriter (d. 1998)

1957- Lorianne Crook -American radio and television host

1957- Ray Winstone -English actor

1958- Tommy Cairo -American wrestler

1958- Helen Fielding -English author and screenwriter

1959- Roger Goodell -American businessman

1959- Simmu Tiik -Estonian diplomat

1960- Leslie Ash -English actress

1960- John Paul, Jr. (racing driver)|John Paul, Jr. -American race car driver

1961- Benoît Chamoux -French mountaineer (d. 1995)

1961- Justin Fashanu -English footballer (d. 1998)

1961- Andy Wallace (racing driver)|Andy Wallace -English race car driver

1962- John Laroche -American horticulturalist

1962- Hana Mandlíková -Czech tennis player

1963- Seal (musician)|Seal -English singer-songwriter

1963- Laurell K. Hamilton -American author

1963- Jessica Tuck -American actress

1964- Doug Aldrich -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Whitesnake, Burning Rain, Hurricane (band)|Hurricane, Bad Moon Rising (band)|Bad Moon Rising, Lion (band)|Lion, and Dio (band)|Dio)

1964- Jonathan Lethem -American author

1964- Dmitri Lipskerov -Russian author and playwright

1964- Richard A. Scott -American author and illustrator

1964- Sonu Walia -Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India|Miss India 1985

1965- Leroy (musician)|Leroy -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Smash Mouth)

1965- Jon Fishman -American drummer (Phish, Pork Tornado, and Surrender to the Air)

1965- Andy Jameson -English swimmer and sportscaster

1966- Justine Bateman -American actress and producer

1966- Paul Haarhuis -Dutch tennis player

1966- Enzo Scifo -Belgian footballer

1966- Eduardo Xol -American designer and author

1967- Benicio del Toro -Puerto Rican actor

1969- Burton C. Bell -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fear Factory, Ascension of the Watchers, City of Fire (band)|City of Fire, and GZR)

1969- Helena Guergis -Canadian politician

1970- Joacim Cans -Swedish singer-songwriter (HammerFall and Warlord (band)|Warlord)

1971- Miguel Batista -Dominican baseball player

1971- Jeff Kinney (writer)|Jeff Kinney -American author and illustrator

1971- Lisa McCune -Australian actress

1971- Gil Shaham -Israeli-American violinist

1972- Francine Fournier -American wrestler

1972- Sunset Thomas -American porn actress

1973- Ramon Kaju -Estonian high jumper, decathlete, and basketball player

1973- Eric Lange -American actor

1973- Nikos Oikonomou -Greek basketball player

1974- Danny Doring -American wrestler

1975- Daniel Adair -Canadian drummer and producer (Nickelback and 3 Doors Down)

1975- Mikko Kavén -Finnish footballer

1975- Katja Schuurman -Dutch actress and singer

1975- Daewon Song -South Korean-American skateboarder, co-founded Almost Skateboards

1976- Jahidi White -American basketball player

1977- Ola Salo -Swedish singer-songwriter and keyboard player (The Ark (band)|The Ark)

1977- Andrew Ross Sorkin -American journalist and author

1977- Gianluca Zambrotta -Italian footballer

1978- Ben Gummer -English politician

1978- Michalis Konstantinou -Cypriot footballer

1978- Immortal Technique -Peruvian-American rapper

1978- Stephanie Waring -English actress

1979- Bassnectar -American DJ and producer

1979- Mariska (rapper)|Mariska -Finnish rapper

1979- Andrew Buchan -English actor

1979- Steve Cherundolo -American soccer player

1979- Sergio Júnior -Brazilian footballer

1979- Mariana Ochoa -Mexican singer and actress (OV7)

1979- René Renno -German footballer

1979- Romina Belluscio -Argentine TV presenter

1980- Dwight Freeney -American football player

1980- David Gandy -English model

1980- Spyridon Gianniotis -Greek swimmer

1980- Ma Lin (table tennis)|Ma Lin -Chinese table tennis player

1980- Mike Miller (basketball player)|Mike Miller -American basketball player

1981- Vitas -Russian singer-songwriter

1981- Beth Ditto -American singer-songwriter (The Gossip)

1981- Kyle Martino -American soccer player

1981- Gil Reyes -American boxer

1981- Nicky Shorey -English footballer

1981- Shawn Spears -Canadian wrestler

1982- Camelia Potec -Romanian swimmer

1983- Kotoōshū Katsunori -Bulgarian sumo wrestler

1983- Mika Nakashima -Japanese singer and actress

1983- Ryan Whitney -American ice hockey player

1984- Chris Richardson -American singer-songwriter

1985- Haylie Duff -American actress and singer

1985- Arielle Kebbel -American actress

1985- Sławomir Peszko -Polish footballer

1986- Kyle Chipchura -Canadian ice hockey player

1986- Björn Gustafsson -Swedish comedian and actor

1986- Reon Kadena -Japanese model and actress

1986- Henri Karjalainen -Finnish race car driver

1986- Maria Mena -Norwegian singer-songwriter

1986- Jayde Nicole -Canadian model

1986- Michael Schwimer -American baseball player

1986- Marta Vieira da Silva -Brazilian footballer

1987- Vanesa Furlanetto -Argentinian tennis player

1988- Seth Morrison (musician)|Seth Morrison -American guitarist (Skillet (band)|Skillet)

1988- Selkirk (horse)|Selkirk -English race horse (d. 2013)

1988- Miyu Irino -Japanese voice actor

1989- Kaisa Pajusalu -Estonian rower

1990- Luke Pasqualino -English actor

1991- Trevor Bayne -American race car driver

1992- Jelena Simić -Bosnian tennis player

1993- Martín Alaníz -Uruguayan footballer

1993- Mauro Icardi -Argentine footballer

1993- Victoria Justice -American actress, singer, and dancer

1993- Empress Schuck -Filipino actress

1994- Tiina Trutsi -Estonian footballer

2001- David Mazouz -American actor

History of Deaths


197- Clodius Albinus -Roman usurper (b. 150)

1133- Irene Doukaina -Byzantine wife of Alexius I Comnenus (b. 1066)

1553- Erasmus Reinhold -German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1511)

1605- Orazio Vecchi -Italian composer (b. 1550)

1602- Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercœur -(b. 1558)

1620- Roemer Visscher -Dutch merchant and author (b. 1547)

1622- Henry Savile (Bible translator)|Henry Savile -English scholar and politician (b. 1549)

1663- Adam Adami -German bishop (b. 1603)

1672- Charles Chauncy -English-American academic (b. 1592)

1709- Tokugawa Tsunayoshi -Japanese shogun (b. 1646)

1716- Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter -Norwegian poet (b. 1634)

1789- Nicholas Van Dyke (governor)|Nicholas Van Dyke -American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Delaware (b. 1738)

1799- Jean-Charles de Borda -French mathematician, physicist, and sailor (b. 1733)

1806- Elizabeth Carter -English poet (b. 1717)

1837- Georg Büchner -German playwright (b. 1813)

1837- Thomas Burgess (bishop)|Thomas Burgess -English bishop and philosopher (b. 1756)

1887- Multatuli -Dutch author (b. 1820)

1897- Karl Weierstrass -German mathematician (b. 1815)

1915- Gopal Krishna Gokhale -Indian politician (b. 1866)

1916- Ernst Mach -Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher (b. 1838)

1927- Robert Fuchs -Austrian composer (b. 1847)

1936- Charles Harding Firth -English historian (b. 1857)

1936- Billy Mitchell -American general (b. 1879)

1942- Frank Abbandando -American gangster (b. 1910)

1945- John Basilone -American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1916)

1945- Fay Moulton -American sprinter, football player, coach and lawyer (b. 1876)

1952- Knut Hamsun -Norwegian author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)

1957- Maurice Garin -French cyclist (b. 1871)

1958- Charles King (athlete)|Charles King -American jumper (b. 1880)

1959- Willard Miller -American sailor, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1877)

1962- Georgios Papanikolaou -Greek-American pathologist, invented the Pap smear (b. 1883)

1968- Georg Hackenschmidt -Estonian-English strongman and wrestler (b. 1877)

1969- Madge Blake -American actress (b. 1899)

1970- Christoforos Nezer (d. 1970)|Christoforos Nezer -Greek actor (b. 1887)

1972- John Grierson -Scottish-English director and producer (b. 1898)

1972- Lee Morgan -American trumpet player and composer (b. 1938)

1972- Tedd Pierce -American animator, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1906)

1973- Kostas Negrepontis -Greek footballer (b. 1897)

1973- Joseph Szigeti -Hungarian violinist (b. 1892)

1975- Luigi Dallapiccola -Italian composer (b. 1904)

1977- Anthony Crosland -English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (b. 1918)

1977- Mike González (baseball catcher)|Mike González -Cuban baseball player (b. 1890)

1980- Bon Scott -Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter (AC/DC) (b. 1946)

1983- Alice White -American actress (b. 1904)

1986- Adolfo Celi -Italian actor and director (b. 1922)

1988- André Frédéric Cournand -French-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)

1988- René Char -French poet (b. 1907)

1992- Tojo Yamamoto -American wrestler (b. 1927)

1994- Derek Jarman -English director and set designer (b. 1942)

1996- Antonio Creus -Spanish race car driver (b. 1924)

1996- Charlie Finley -American businessman (b. 1918)

1997- Leo Rosten -Polish-American author and academic (b. 1908)

1997- Deng Xiaoping -Chinese politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1904)

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

1998- Grandpa Jones -American singer-songwriter and banjo player (b. 1913)

1999- Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr -Iraqi cleric (b. 1943)

2000- Friedensreich Hundertwasser -Austrian-New Zealand painter and illustrator (b. 1928)

2001- Stanley Kramer -American director and producer (b. 1913)

2001- Charles Trenet -French singer-songwriter (b. 1913)

2002- Virginia Hamilton -American author (b. 1934)

2003- Johnny Paycheck -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1938)

2007- Janet Blair -American actress (b. 1921)

2007- Celia Franca -English-Canadian dancer and director, founded the National Ballet of Canada (b. 1921)

2008- Yegor Letov -Russian singer-songwriter (Grazhdanskaya Oborona) (b. 1964)

2008- Lydia Shum -Chinese-Hong Kong actress and singer (b. 1945)

2009- Kelly Groucutt -English singer and bass player (Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II) (b. 1945)

2010- Jamie Gillis -American porn actor and director (b. 1943)

2010- Laura Spurr -American tribal leader (b. 1945)

2011- Ollie Matson -American sprinter and football player (b. 1930)

2012- Robin Corbett, Baron Corbett of Castle Vale -Australian-English politician (b. 1933)

2012- Ruth Barcan Marcus -American philosopher and logician (b. 1921)

2012- Frits Staal -Dutch philosopher (b. 1930)

2012- Stasys Stonkus -Lithuanian basketball player and coach (b. 1931)

2012- Jaroslav Velinský -Czech author and songwriter (b. 1932)

2013- Armen Alchian -American economist and academic (b. 1914)

2013- Eva Bergh -Norwegian actress (b. 1926)

2013- John Brascia -American actor and dancer (b. 1932)

2013- Park Chul-soo -South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1948)

2013- Joaquín Cordero -Mexican actor (b. 1923)

2013- Gerhard Frey (politician)|Gerhard Frey -German publisher and politician (b. 1933)

2013- Lou Myers (actor)|Lou Myers -American actor (b. 1935)

2013- Robert Coleman Richardson -American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1937)

2013- Donald Richie -American-Japanese author and critic (b. 1924)

2013- Eugene Whelan -Canadian politician, 22nd Minister of Agriculture (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1924)

2014- Norbert Beuls -Belgian footballer and manager (b. 1957)

2014- Kresten Bjerre -Danish footballer and manager (b. 1946)

2014- Génesis Carmona -Venezuelan model (b. 1991)

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

2014- Dale Gardner -American captain and astronaut (b. 1948)

2014- Valeri Kubasov -Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1935)

2014- Duffy Power -English singer (b. 1941)

2014- Malcolm Tierney -English actor (b. 1938)

2014- Jim Weirich -American computer scientist, developed Rake (software)|Rake Software (b. 1956)