This Day in History

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Day History: February-22

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


705-Empress Wu Zetian -abdicates the throne, restoring the Tang Dynasty.

1316- Battle of Picotin -between Ferdinand of Majorca and the forces of Matilda of Hainaut

1371- Robert II of Scotland|Robert II -becomes King of Scotland, beginning the House of Stuart|Stuart dynasty.

1495-King Charles VIII of France -enters Naples to claim the city's throne.

1632- Galileo Galilei|Galileo -s ''Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems'' is published.

1651- St. Peter's Flood -A storm surge floods the German Bight|Frisian coast, drowning 15,000 people.

1744- War of the Austrian Succession -The Battle of Toulon, 1744|Battle of Toulon begins.

1797-The Last Invasion of Britain -begins near Fishguard, Wales.

1819-By the Adams–Onís Treaty -Spain History of Florida|sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.

1821- Greek War of Independence -Alexander Ypsilantis crosses the Prut river at Sculeni into the Danubian Principalities.

1847- Mexican–American War -The Battle of Buena Vista

1848-The French Revolution of 1848 -which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.

1853- Washington University in St. Louis -is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

1855-The Pennsylvania State University -is founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania)

1856-The United States Republican Party|Republican Party -opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh.

1862- Jefferson Davis -is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861.

1872-The Prohibition Party -holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black (prohibitionist)|James Black as its presidential nominee.

1879-In Utica, New York -Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime F.W. Woolworth Company|Woolworth stores.

1889-United States President Grover Cleveland -signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington (state)|Washington as U.S. states.

1899- Philippine Revolutionary Army|Filipino forces -led by General Antonio Luna Second Battle of Caloocan|launch counterattacks for the first time against the American forces during the Philippine–American War. The Filipinos fail to regain Manila from the Americans.

1904-The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands -to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.

1909-The sixteen battleship -of the Great White Fleet, led by {{USS|Connecticut|BB-18|6}}, return to the United States after a voyage around the world.

1915- World War I -Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.

1921-After Russian forces under Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg -drive the Chinese out, the Bogd Khan is reinstalled as the khan (title)|emperor of Mongolia.

1924-U.S. President Calvin Coolidge -becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.

1942- World War II -President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.

1943-World War II: Members of the White Rose -resistance, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst are executed in Nazi Germany.

1944-World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen -Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.

1948- Communism|Communist -revolution in Czechoslovakia.

1957- Ngo Dinh Diem -of South Vietnam survives a Vietcong|communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.

1958- Egypt -and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.

1959- Lee Petty -wins the first Daytona 500.

1972-The Official Irish Republican Army -detonates a car bomb at Aldershot barracks, killing seven and injuring nineteen others.

1973- Cold War -Following President Richard Nixon's Nixon visit to China 1972|visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish :wikt:liaison|liaison offices.

1974-The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation|Organisation of the Islamic Conference -summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh.

1974- Samuel Byck -tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.

1979-Independence of Saint Lucia -from the United Kingdom.

1980- Miracle on Ice -In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4–3.

1983-The notorious Broadway theatre|Broadway -flop ''Moose Murders'' opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

1986-Start of the People Power Revolution -in the Philippines.

1994- Aldrich Ames -and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.

1995-The Corona (satellite)|Corona -reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.

1997-In Roslin, Scotland -scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly the sheep|Dolly has been successfully cloning|cloned.

2002- Angola -political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.

2006-At least six men stage Britain's Securitas depot robbery|biggest robbery -stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or €78 million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.

2011-New Zealand's second deadliest 2011 Christchurch earthquake|earthquake -strikes Christchurch, killing 185 people.

2011- Bahraini uprising (2011–present)|Bahraini uprising -Tens of thousands of people March of loyalty to martyrs|march in protest against the deaths of seven victims killed by police and army forces during previous protests.

2012-A 2012 Buenos Aires rail disaster|train crash -in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 51 people and injures 700 others.

2014-President Viktor Yanukovych -of Ukraine is impeached by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by a vote of 328-0, fulfilling a major goal of the Euromaidan rebellion.

Famous Birthdays


1300 BC- Ramesses II -Egyptian pharaoh (d. 1213 BC)

1040- Rashi -French rabbi (d. 1105)

1403- Charles VII of France -(d. 1461)

1440- Ladislaus the Posthumous -son of Albert II of Germany (d. 1457)

1500- Rodolfo Pio da Carpi -Italian cardinal (d. 1564)

1514- Tahmasp I -Iranian shah (d. 1576)

1612- George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol -English politician (d. 1677)

1645- Johann Ambrosius Bach -German violinist and composer (d. 1695)

1645- Johann Christoph Bach (1645–93)|Johann Christoph Bach -German pianist and composer (d. 1693)

1705- Peter Artedi -Swedish ichthyologist and zoologist (d. 1735)

1714- Louis-Georges de Bréquigny -French scholar (d. 1795)

1732- George Washington -American general and politician, 1st President of the United States (d. 1799)

1756- Georg Friedrich von Martens -German jurist and diplomat (d. 1821)

1761- Erik Tulindberg -Finnish violinist and composer (d. 1814)

1778- Rembrandt Peale -American painter (d. 1860)

1788- Arthur Schopenhauer -German philosopher (d. 1860)

1796- Alexis Bachelot -French priest and missionary (d. 1837)

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

1806- Józef Kremer -Polish philosopher (d. 1875)

1810- Frédéric Chopin -Polish pianist and composer (d. 1849)

1817- Carl Wilhelm Borchardt -German mathematician (d. 1880)

1819- James Russell Lowell -American poet (d. 1891)

1824- Pierre Janssen -French astronomer (d. 1907)

1825- Jean-Baptiste Salpointe -French-American archbishop (d. 1898)

1836- Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya -Indian scholar, academic, and reformer (d. 1906)

1839- Francis Pharcellus Church -American publisher (d. 1906)

1840- August Bebel -German politician (d. 1913)

1849- Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin -Russian mathematician (d. 1915)

1857- Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell -English general and co-founded The Scout Association (d. 1941)

1857- Heinrich Hertz -German physicist (d. 1894)

1863- Charles McLean Andrews -American historian (d. 1943)

1864- Jules Renard -French author (d. 1910)

1874- Bill Klem -American baseball player and umpire (d. 1951)

1876- Zitkala-Sa -American author and activist (d. 1938)

1878- George Bryant (archer)|George Bryant -American archer (d. 1938)

1878- Walther Ritz -Swiss physicist (d. 1909)

1879- Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted -Danish chemist (d. 1947)

1880- John Daly (athlete)|John Daly -Irish runner (d. 1969)

1881- Joseph B. Ely -American politician, 52nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1956)

1881- Albin Prepeluh -Slovenian journalist and politician (d. 1937)

1882- Eric Gill -English sculptor (d. 1940)

1883- Marguerite Clark -American actress (d. 1940)

1886- Hugo Ball -German author and poet (d. 1927)

1887- Savielly Tartakower -Polish chess player (d. 1956)

1888- Owen Brewster -American politician, 54th Governor of Maine (d. 1961)

1888- Edgar Johan Kuusik -Estonian architect and interior designer (d. 1974)

1888- Raymond Lawler -American soccer player (d. 1946)

1889- Olave Baden-Powell -English scout leader, founded the Girl Guides (d. 1977)

1889- R. G. Collingwood -English historian and philosopher (d. 1943)

1890- Beatriz Michelena -American actress and singer (d. 1942)

1891- Vlas Chubar -Russian politician (d. 1939)

1892- Edna St. Vincent Millay -American poet and playwright (d. 1950)

1895- Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre -Peruvian politician (d. 1979)

1897- Karol Świerczewski -Polish general (d. 1947)

1898- Thillaiaadi Valliammai -South African activist (d. 1914)

1899- Dwight Frye -American actor (d. 1943)

1899- George O'Hara (actor)|George O'Hara -American actor (d. 1966)

1899- Dechko Uzunov -Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)

1900- Luis Buñuel -Spanish director and producer (d. 1983)

1900- Seán Ó Faoláin -Irish author (d. 1991)

1900- James Sisnett -Barbadian super-centenarian (d. 2013)

1902- Fritz Strassmann -German physicist (d. 1980)

1903- Morley Callaghan -Canadian author and playwright (d. 1990)

1903- Ain-Ervin Mere -Estonian colonel (d. 1969)

1903- Robert Weede -American opera singer (d. 1972)

1906- Humayun Kabir -Indian educator and politician (d. 1969)

1906- Helge Kjærulff-Schmidt -Danish actor (d. 1982)

1907- Sheldon Leonard -American actor (d. 1997)

1907- Robert Young (actor)|Robert Young -American actor (d. 1998)

1908- Rómulo Betancourt -Venezuelan politician, 56th President of Venezuela (d. 1981)

1908- John Mills -English actor (d. 2005)

1911- Bill Baker (baseball)|Bill Baker -American baseball player (d. 2006)

1913- Buddy Tate -American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 2001)

1913- Ranko Marinković -Croatian author (d. 2001)

1914- Renato Dulbecco -Italian virologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

1914- Henry Reed (poet)|Henry Reed -English poet (d. 1986)

1917- Jane Bowles -American playwright (d. 1973)

1917- Reed Crandall -American illustrator (d. 1982)

1918- Sid Abel -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2000)

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

1918- Don Pardo -American radio and television announcer (d. 2014)

1918- Robert Wadlow -American giant (d. 1940)

1921- Jean-Bédel Bokassa -Central African politician, 2nd President of the Central African Republic (d. 1996)

1921- Wayne C. Booth -American theorist, critic, and academic (d. 2005)

1921- David Greene (director)|David Greene -English-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1921- Giulietta Masina -Italian actress (d. 1994)

1922- Jesús Iglesias -Argentinian race car driver (d. 2005)

1922- Apostolos Santas -Greek soldier (d. 2011)

1922- Marshall Teague -American race car driver (d. 1959)

1922- Joe Wilder -American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 2014)

1923- Norman Smith (record producer)|Norman Smith -English drummer and producer (d. 2008)

1923- Bleddyn Williams -Welsh rugby player (d. 2009)

1925- Edward Gorey -American illustrator and poet (d. 2000)

1925- Gerald Stern -American poet and academic

1926- Nelson Bunker Hunt -American businessman (d. 2014)

1926- Kenneth Williams -English actor (d. 1988)

1926- Bud Yorkin -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1927- Florencio Campomanes -Filipino political scientist and chess player (d. 2010)

1927- Donald May -American actor

1927- Guy Mitchell -American singer (d. 1999)

1928- Clarence 13X -American religious leader, founded the Nation of Gods and Earths (d. 1969)

1928- Texas Johnny Brown -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1928- Paul Dooley -American actor

1928- Bruce Forsyth -English television host

1928- Axel Strøbye -Danish actor (d. 2005)

1929- James Hong -American actor and director

1929- Rebecca Schull -American actress

1930- James McGarrell -American painter

1930- Bill Mitchell (ice hockey)|Bill Mitchell -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)

1930- Marni Nixon -American soprano and actress

1932- Ted Kennedy -American politician (d. 2009)

1933- Sheila Hancock -English actress and author

1933- Christopher Ondaatje -Sri Lankan-English businessman and philanthropist

1933- Bobby Smith (footballer born 1933)|Bobby Smith -English footballer (d. 2010)

1934- Sparky Anderson -American baseball player and manager (d. 2010)

1935- Sven Inge -Swedish painter (d. 2008)

1935- Valdis Muižnieks -Latvian basketball player

1936- J. Michael Bishop -American biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1936- Ádám Bodor -Hungarian author

1936- Ernie K-Doe -American singer (d. 2001)

1936- Izaly Zemtsovsky -American-Russian musicologist

1937- Joanna Russ -American author and activist (d. 2011)

1938- Steve Barber -American baseball player (d. 2007)

1938- Barry Dennen -American actor and singer

1938- Ishmael Reed -American author, poet, and playwright

1938- Pierre Vallières -Canadian journalist (d. 1995)

1939- Brian Follett -English biologist and academic

1940- Judy Cornwell -English actress

1940- Johnson Mlambo -South African politician

1940- Billy Name -American photographer

1940- Chet Walker -American basketball player

1941- Giorgos Arvanitis -Greek cinematographer and producer

1941- Hipólito Mejía -Dominican politician, 52nd President of the Dominican Republic

1942- Christine Keeler -English model and dancer

1943- Terry Eagleton -English philosopher and critic

1943- Horst Köhler -German politician, 9th President of Germany

1943- Otoya Yamaguchi -Japanese assassin of Inejiro Asanuma (d. 1960)

1944- Jonathan Demme -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1944- Robert Kardashian -American lawyer and businessman (d. 2003)

1944- Christopher Meyer -English diplomat

1944- Tom Okker -Dutch tennis player

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

1945- Leslie Charleson -American actress

1945- Mall Vaasma -Estonian mycologist (d. 2009)

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

1947- Carol Burns -Australian actress

1947- Harvey Mason -American drummer (Fourplay and The Headhunters)

1947- Richard North Patterson -American author

1947- Hajime Sorayama -Japanese illustrator

1948- John Ashton (actor)|John Ashton -American actor

1948- Dennis Awtrey -American basketball player

1948- Brian Kerr, Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore -Irish lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

1948- Linda de Suza -Portuguese-French singer and actress

1949- Niki Lauda -Austrian race car driver

1949- Olga Morozova -Russian tennis player

1950- Julius Erving -American basketball player

1950- Lenny Kuhr -Dutch singer-songwriter

1950- Miou-Miou -French actress

1950- Genesis P-Orridge -English singer-songwriter (Psychic TV, Thee Majesty, Pigface, and Splinter Test)

1950- Julie Walters -English actress

1951- Ellen Greene -American singer and actress

1951- Sivasubramaniam Raveendranath -Sri Lankan academic

1952- Albert Bryant, Jr. -American general

1952- Cyrinda Foxe -American model and actress (d. 2002)

1952- Bill Frist -American physician and politician

1952- Bernard Silverman -English minister, statistician, and academic

1953- Graham Lewis -English bass player (Wire (band)|Wire and Dome (band)|Dome)

1953- Nigel Planer -English actor

1955- David Axelrod -American journalist and political adviser

1955- Gordon Banks (musician)|Gordon Banks -American guitarist and producer

1955- Tim Young (ice hockey)|Tim Young -Canadian ice hockey player

1956- Hugh Hewitt -American lawyer, author, and radio host

1957- Willie Smits -Dutch biologist and activist

1958- Dave Spitz -American bass player and songwriter (Black Sabbath, White Lion, Great White, and Impellitteri)

1959- Jiří Čunek -Czech politician

1959- Kyle MacLachlan -American actor

1960- Paul Abbott -English screenwriter and producer

1960- Charles Cullen -American serial killer

1960- Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde -Scottish politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

1960- Jean-François Lepage -French photographer

1961- Akira Takasaki -Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Lazy (band)|Lazy and Loudness (band)|Loudness)

1961- Lowell Liebermann -American pianist, composer, and conductor

1962- Steve Irwin -Australian zoologist and television host (d. 2006)

1962- Lenda Murray -American bodybuilder

1962- Les Wallace -Scottish darts player

1963- Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis -English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Transport

1963- Donald Braswell II -American tenor and actor

1963- Devon Malcolm -English cricketer

1963- Anna Christina Nobre -Brazilian neuroscientist and broadcaster

1963- Vijay Singh -Fijian golfer

1964- Ed Boon -American game programmer

1964- Gigi Fernández -Puerto Rican tennis player

1965- Chris Dudley -American basketball player

1965- Kieren Fallon -Irish jockey

1965- Dean Karr -American director and photographer

1965- Pat LaFontaine -American ice hockey player

1966- Rachel Dratch -American actress

1966- Brian Greig -Australian politician

1966- Mark David Hall -American political scientist

1966- Thorsten Kaye -German actor

1966- Aiden Shaw -English porn actor

1967- Psicosis II -Mexican wrestler

1967- Anthony Hardwood -Hungarian-American porn actor

1967- Alf Poier -Austrian comedian and actor

1967- Serghei Stroenco -Moldovan footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1968- Shawn Graham -Canadian politician, 31st Premier of New Brunswick

1968- Bradley Nowell -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Sublime (band)|Sublime) (d. 1996)

1968- Elna Reinach -South African tennis player

1968- Jeri Ryan -American actress

1968- Jayson Williams -American basketball player

1969- Joaquín Cortés -Spanish dancer

1969- Thomas Jane -American actor, director, and producer

1969- Clinton Kelly (TV personality)|Clinton Kelly -American television host

1969- Hans Klok -Dutch magician

1969- Brian Laudrup -Danish footballer

1970- Dominic Roussel -Canadian ice hockey player

1970- Ravi Vakil -Canadian-American mathematician

1971- Super Caló -Mexican wrestler

1971- Lea Salonga -Filipino actress and singer

1972- Michael Chang -American tennis player

1972- Laurence Leboucher -French cyclist

1972- Claudia Pechstein -German speed skater

1973- Philippe Gaumont -French cyclist (d. 2013)

1973- Claus Lundekvam -Norwegian footballer

1973- Juninho Paulista -Brazilian footballer

1973- Scott Phillips (musician)|Scott Phillips -American drummer (Creed (band)|Creed, Alter Bridge, and Projected)

1973- Einar Kristian Tveitå -Norwegian discus thrower

1974- James Blunt -English singer-songwriter

1974- Chris Moyles -English radio and television host

1975- Alun Armstrong (footballer)|Alun Armstrong -English footballer

1975- Drew Barrymore -American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1976- Faan Rautenbach -South African rugby player

1977- Timo Rose -German director and producer

1977- Hakan Yakin -Swiss footballer

1978- Jenny Frost -English singer and dancer (Precious (band)|Precious and Atomic Kitten)

1979- Brett Emerton -Australian footballer

1979- Lee Na-young -South Korean actress

1979- Jo Pitt -Scottish horse rider (d. 2013)

1980- Shamari Fears -American singer-songwriter and actress (Blaque)

1980- Kang Sung-hoon (singer)|Kang Sung-hoon -South Korean singer (Sechs Kies)

1981- Jeanette Biedermann -German singer-songwriter and actress

1981- Fredson Câmara Pereira -Brazilian footballer

1981- Adrienne Pickering -Australian actress

1982- Jenna Haze -American porn actress and director

1982- Dichen Lachman -Nepalese-Australian actress and producer

1982- Shawntae Spencer -American football player

1982- Robert Weiner, Jr. -American water polo player

1983- Jennifer Ketcham -American porn actress, director, and blogger

1983- Iliza Shlesinger -American comedienne

1983- Shaun Tait -Australian cricketer

1984- Tommy Bowe -Irish rugby player

1984- Branislav Ivanović -Serbian footballer

1984- Georgios Printezis -Greek basketball player

1985- Hameur Bouazza -Algerian footballer

1985- Kein Einaste -Estonian skier

1985- Sean Garballey -American politician

1985- Georgios Printezis -Greek basketball player

1985- Larissa Riquelme -Paraguayan model and actress

1985- Zach Roerig -American actor

1986- Choi Daniel -South Korean actor

1986- Miko Hughes -American actor

1986- Rajon Rondo -American basketball player

1987- Lesley Cantwell -New Zealand race walker (d. 2013)

1987- Han Hyo-joo -South Korean actress and model

1987- Sergio Romero -Argentinian footballer

1988- Jonathan Borlée -Belgian sprinter

1988- Kevin Borlée -Belgian sprinter

1988- Efraín Juárez -Mexican footballer

1988- Ximena Navarrete -Mexican model and actress, Miss Universe 2010

1988- Sebastian Tyrała -Polish footballer

1988- Ana Veselinović -Montenegrin tennis player

1989- Alia Sabur -American academic

1989- Anna Sundstrand -Swedish singer, dancer, and actress (Play (group)|Play)

1989- Franco Vázquez -Argentinian footballer

1990- Luca Profeta -Italian footballer

1990- Scott Winkler (ice hockey)|Scott Winkler -Norwegian ice hockey player (d. 2013)

1992- Alexander Merkel -German footballer

History of Deaths


556- Maximianus of Ravenna -Italian bishop and saint (b. 499)

965- Otto, Duke of Burgundy -(b. 944)

1071- Arnulf III, Count of Flanders -(b. 1055)

1111- Roger Borsa -Italian son of Robert Guiscard (b. 1060)

1371- David II of Scotland -(b. 1324)

1511- Henry, Duke of Cornwall -(b. 1511)

1512- Amerigo Vespucci -Italian cartographer and explorer (b. 1454)

1627- Olivier van Noort -Dutch explorer (b. 1558)

1674- Jean Chapelain -French poet and critic (b. 1595)

1680- La Voisin -French occultist (b. 1640)

1690- Charles Le Brun -French painter (b. 1619)

1727- Francesco Gasparini -Italian composer and educator (b. 1661)

1731- Frederik Ruysch -Dutch physician and anatomist (b. 1638)

1732- Francis Atterbury -English bishop (b. 1663)

1742- Charles Rivington -English publisher (b. 1688)

1797- Baron Münchhausen -German captain (b. 1720)

1799- Heshen -Chinese politician (b. 1750)

1816- Adam Ferguson -Scottish historian and philosopher (b. 1723)

1875- Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot -French painter (b. 1796)

1875- Charles Lyell -Scottish geologist (b. 1797)

1888- Anna Kingsford -English physician and activist (b. 1846)

1890- John Jacob Astor III -American businessman (b. 1822)

1890- Carl Bloch -Danish painter (b. 1834)

1892- Herman Koeckemann -German bishop (b. 1828)

1897- Charles Blondin -French acrobat (b. 1824)

1898- Heungseon Daewongun -Korean king (b. 1820)

1903- Hugo Wolf -Austrian composer (b. 1860)

1904- Leslie Stephen -English author and critic (b. 1832)

1913- Ferdinand de Saussure -Swiss linguist (b. 1857)

1914- Thillaiaadi Valliammai -South African activist (b. 1898)

1921- Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah -Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1864)

1923- Théophile Delcassé -French politician (b. 1852)

1930- William Jeremiah Tuttle -American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1882)

1934- Willem Kes -Dutch violinist and conductor (b. 1856)

1939- Antonio Machado -Spanish poet (b. 1875)

1942- Stefan Zweig -Austrian journalist and author (b. 1881)

1943- Christoph Probst -German activist (b. 1919)

1943- Hans Scholl -German activist (b. 1918)

1943- Sophie Scholl -German activist (b. 1921)

1944- Kasturba Gandhi -Indian wife of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1869)

1945- Osip Brik -Russian author and critic (b. 1888)

1956- Alexandros Svolos -Greek politician (b. 1892)

1958- Abul Kalam Azad -Indian scholar and politician (b. 1888)

1960- Paul-Émile Borduas -Canadian painter (b. 1905)

1961- Nick LaRocca -American trumpet player (Original Dixieland Jass Band) (b. 1889)

1965- Felix Frankfurter -American jurist (b. 1882)

1968- Peter Arno -American cartoonist (b. 1904)

1970- Eddie Selzer -American film producer (b. 1893)

1973- Jean-Jacques Bertrand -Canadian politician, 21st List of Quebec premiers|Premier of Quebec (b. 1916)

1973- Elizabeth Bowen -Irish-English author (b. 1899)

1973- Katina Paxinou -Greek actress (b. 1900)

1973- Winthrop Rockefeller -American colonel and politician, 37th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1912)

1974- Samuel Byck -American criminal (b. 1930)

1976- Angela Baddeley -English actress (b. 1904)

1976- Florence Ballard -American singer (The Supremes) (b. 1943)

1978- Hal Borland -American author (b. 1900)

1978- Phyllis McGinley -American author and poet (b. 1905)

1979- Sigrid Schauman -Finnish painter (b. 1877)

1980- Oskar Kokoschka -Austrian poet and playwright (b. 1886)

1981- Michael Maltese -American animator and screenwriter (b. 1908)

1982- Josh Malihabadi -Indian-Pakistani poet (b. 1898)

1983- Adrian Boult -English conductor (b. 1889)

1983- Romain Maes -Belgian cyclist (b. 1913)

1984- David Vetter -American Severe combined immunodeficiency|SCID victim (b. 1971)

1985- Salvador Espriu -Spanish poet (b. 1913)

1985- Alexander Scourby -American actor (b. 1913)

1985- Efrem Zimbalist -Russian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1889)

1987- Andy Warhol -American painter and photographer (b. 1928)

1989- Moisés da Costa Amaral -East Timorese politician (b. 1938)

1990- Evald Seepere -Estonian boxer (b. 1911)

1994- Papa John Creach -American violinist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and The Dinosaurs) (b. 1917)

1995- Ed Flanders -American actor (b. 1934)

1997- Joseph Aiuppa -American gangster (b. 1907)

1998- Abraham A. Ribicoff -American politician, 80th Governor of Connecticut (b. 1910)

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

1999- Menno Oosting -Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)

2000- Fernando Buesa -Spanish politician (b. 1946)

2001- Les Medley -English footballer (b. 1920)

2002- Roden Cutler -Australian lieutenant and politician, 32nd Governor of New South Wales (b. 1916)

2002- Chuck Jones -American animator, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)

2002- Daniel Pearl -American journalist (b. 1963)

2002- Jonas Savimbi -Angolan general, founded UNITA (b. 1934)

2003- Daniel Taradash -American screenwriter (b. 1913)

2004- Roque Máspoli -Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1917)

2004- Andy Seminick -American baseball player (b. 1920)

2005- Zdzisław Beksiński -Polish painter and sculptor (b. 1929)

2005- Lee Eun-ju -South Korean actress (b. 1980)

2005- Simone Simon -French actress (b. 1910)

2006- Atwar Bahjat -Iraqi journalist (b. 1976)

2006- Anthony Burger -American pianist and singer (The Kingsmen Quartet) (b. 1961)

2007- George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe -English admiral (b. 1918)

2007- Dennis Johnson -American basketball player (b. 1954)

2007- Samuel Hinga Norman -Sierra Leonean politician (b. 1940)

2007- Howard Ramsey -American soldier (b. 1898)

2008- Henk Bruna -Dutch publisher (b. 1916)

2008- Nunzio Gallo -Italian singer (b. 1928)

2009- Candido Cannavò -Italian journalist (b. 1930)

2010- Fred Chaffart -Belgian businessman (b. 1936)

2010- Robin Davies -Welsh actor (b. 1954)

2010- Steffi Sidney -American actress (b. 1935)

2011- Nicholas Courtney -Egyptian-English actor (b. 1929)

2012- Sukhbir (writer)|Sukhbir -Indian author and poet (b. 1925)

2012- Frank Carson -Irish-English comedian and actor (b. 1926)

2012- Marie Colvin -American journalist (b. 1956)

2012- Lyudmila Kasatkina -Russian actress (b. 1925)

2012- Thabang Lebese -South African footballer (b. 1973)

2012- Mike Melvoin -American pianist and composer (The Wrecking Crew (music)|The Wrecking Crew) (b. 1937)

2012- Rémi Ochlik -French photographer (b. 1983)

2012- Billy Strange -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Wrecking Crew (music)|The Wrecking Crew) (b. 1930)

2013- George Ives (actor)|George Ives -American actor (b. 1926)

2013- Atje Keulen-Deelstra -Dutch speed skater (b. 1938)

2013- Neil Mann (Australian rules footballer)|Neil Mann -Australian footballer and coach (b. 1924)

2013- Claude Monteux -American flute player and conductor (b. 1920)

2013- Enver Ören -Turkish businessman, founded İhlas Holding (b. 1939)

2013- Mario Ramírez -Puerto Rican baseball player (b. 1957)

2013- Wolfgang Sawallisch -German pianist and conductor (b. 1923)

2013- Hari Shankar Singhania -Indian businessman (b. 1933)

2013- Behsat Üvez -Turkish singer-songwriter (b. 1959)

2014- Richard Daugherty -American archaeologist and academic (b. 1922)

2014- Charlotte Dawson -New Zealand–Australian television host (b. 1966)

2014- Grigor Gurzadyan -Armenian astronomer and physicist (b. 1922)

2014- Edith Kramer -Austrian painter (b. 1916)

2014- Trebor Jay Tichenor -American pianist and composer (b. 1940)

2014- Leo Vroman -Dutch-American hematologist, poet, and illustrator (b. 1915)