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Day History: February-6

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


1649-The claimant King Charles II of England|Charles II of England and Scotland -is declared King of Great Britain, by the Parliament of Scotland. This move was not followed by the Parliament of England nor the Parliament of Ireland.

1685- James II of England and VII of Scotland -becomes British monarchy|King upon the death of his brother Charles II of England|Charles II.

1778- American Revolutionary War -In Paris the Treaty of Alliance (1778)|Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce (United States–France)|Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.

1788- Massachusetts -becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.

1806- Battle of San Domingo -British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.

1815- New Jersey -grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens (inventor)|John Stevens.

1819-Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles -founds Singapore.

1820-The first 86 African American -immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society depart New York to start a colonization|settlement in present-day History of Liberia|Liberia.

1833- Otto of Greece|Otto -becomes the first modern King of Greece.

1840-Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi -establishing New Zealand as a British colony.

1843-The first minstrel show -in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).

1851-The largest Bushfires in Australia|Australian bushfires -in a populous region in recorded history Black Thursday (1851)|take place in the state of Victoria (Australia)|Victoria.

1862- American Civil War -forces under the command of Ulysses S. Grant and Andrew H. Foote give the Union (American Civil War)|Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee in the Battle of Fort Henry.

1899- Spanish–American War -The Treaty of Paris (1898)|Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.

1900-The international arbitration court at The Hague -is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.

1914-The Peasant armament support march|Bondetåget -a peasant uprising in support of the monarchy, takes place in Sweden

1919-The five-day Seattle General Strike -begins.

1922-The Washington Naval Treaty -is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, British Empire|Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.

1934- Far-right leagues -rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup d'état|coup against the French Third Republic, creating a 6 February 1934 crisis|political crisis in France.

1942-World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand -

1951-''The Broker'', a Pennsylvania Railroad -passenger train Woodbridge train wreck|derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85 people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail disasters in American history.

1952- Elizabeth II -becomes queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of Order of succession|succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.

1958-Eight Manchester United F.C. -players and 15 other passengers are killed in the Munich air disaster.

1959- Jack Kilby -of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.

1959-At Cape Canaveral -Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.

1975- Kankesanthurai Electoral District by-election, 1975|A crucial by-election -is held in Kankesanthurai, Sri Lanka.

1976-In testimony before a United States Senate -subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately Lockheed bribery scandals|$3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.

1978-The Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978|Blizzard of 1978 -one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4" an hour.

1981-The National Resistance Army -of Uganda launches an attack on a Uganda National Liberation Army|Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.

1987-Justice Mary Gaudron -is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed.

1988- Michael Jordan -makes his signature slam dunk from the free throw line inspiring Air Jordan and the Jumpman_(logo)|Jumpman logo.

1989-The Polish Round Table Talks|Round Table Talks -start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.

1996- Willamette Valley Flood of 1996 -Floods in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, United States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.

1996- Birgenair Flight 301 -crashed off the coast of the Dominican Republic, and all 189 people inside the airplane are killed. This is the worst accident/incident involving a Boeing 757.

1998-Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport -

2000- Second Chechen War -Russia Battle of Grozny (1999–2000)|captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into government in exile|exile.

2012-A 2012 Visayas earthquake|6.9 magnitude earthquake -hits near the central Philippines off the coast of Negros Island causing at least 51 deaths and injuring 112 others.

Famous Birthdays


976- Emperor Sanjō -of Japan (d. 1017)

1347- Dorothea of Montau -Prussian saint (d. 1394)

1452- Joanna, Princess of Portugal -(d. 1490)

1461- Džore Držić -Croatian poet and playwright (d. 1501)

1465- Scipione del Ferro -Italian mathematician (d. 1526)

1536- Sassa Narimasa -Japanese samurai (d. 1588)

1577- Beatrice Cenci -Italian murderer (d. 1599)

1582- Mario Bettinus -Italian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (d. 1657)

1605- Bernard of Corleone -Italian saint (d. 1667)

1608- António Vieira -Portuguese philosopher (d. 1697)

1611- Chongzhen Emperor -of China (d. 1644)

1612- Antoine Arnauld -French mathematician, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1694)

1639- Daniel Georg Morhof -German author and scholar (d. 1691)

1643- Johann Kasimir Kolbe von Wartenberg -Prussian politician, 1st Minister President of Prussia (d. 1712)

1664- Mustafa II -Ottoman sultan (d. 1703)

1695- Nicolaus II Bernoulli -Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)

1665- Anne, Queen of Great Britain -(d. 1714)

1721- Christian Heinrich Heineken -German scholar (d. 1725)

1726- Patrick Russell (herpetologist)|Patrick Russell -Scottish surgeon (d. 1805)

1732- Charles Lee (general)|Charles Lee -English-American general (d. 1782)

1736- Franz Xaver Messerschmidt -German-Austrian sculptor (d. 1783)

1744- Pierre-Joseph Desault -French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)

1748- Adam Weishaupt -German philosopher (d. 1830)

1753- Évariste de Parny -French poet (d. 1814)

1756- Aaron Burr -American politician, 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)

1757- Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz -Belarus-Polish poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1841)

1769- Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn -Austrian general (d. 1862)

1772- George Murray (British Army officer)|George Murray -Scottish general and politician, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (d. 1830)

1772- Karl von Kügelgen -German painter (d. 1832)

1778- Ugo Foscolo -Italian author and poet (d. 1827)

1781- John Keane, 1st Baron Keane -Irish general (d. 1844)

1796- John Stevens Henslow -English botanist and geologist (d. 1861)

1797- Joseph von Radowitz -Prussian general and politician (d. 1853)

1799- Imre Frivaldszky -Hungarian botanist and entomologist (d. 1870)

1800- Achille Devéria -French painter (d. 1857)

1802- Charles Wheatstone -English physicist (d. 1875)

1811- Henry Liddell -English academic and author (d. 1898)

1818- William M. Evarts -American lawyer and politician, 27th United States Secretary of State (d. 1901)

1818- Henry Litolff -English pianist and composer (d. 1891)

1818- Jenaro Quesada, 1st Marquis of Miravalles -Spanish general and politician (d. 1889)

1829- Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer -French architect, designed the La Santé Prison and Saint-Pierre-de-Montrouge (d. 1914)

1830- Daniel Oliver -English botanist (d. 1916)

1832- John Brown Gordon -American politician, 53rd Governor of Georgia (d. 1904)

1833- José María de Pereda -Spanish author (d. 1906)

1833- J. E. B. Stuart -American general (d. 1864)

1834- Edwin Klebs -German-Swiss pathologist (d. 1913)

1834- Ema Pukšec -Croatian soprano (d. 1889)

1834- Wilhelm von Scherff -German general (d. 1911)

1838- Henry Irving -English actor (d. 1905)

1838- Yisrael Meir Kagan -Lithuanian rabbi (d. 1933)

1839- Eduard Hitzig -German neurologist (d. 1907)

1842- Mary Rudge -English chess player (d. 1919)

1843- Inoue Kowashi -Japanese politician (d. 1895)

1843- Frederic William Henry Myers -English poet and philologist, co-founded the Society for Psychical Research (d. 1901)

1845- Isidor Straus -German-American businessman and politician (d. 1912)

1847- Henry Janeway Hardenbergh -American architect, designed the Plaza Hotel (d. 1918)

1849- Ida Straus -German-American businesswoman (d. 1912)

1852- C. Lloyd Morgan -English zoologist and psychologist (d. 1936)

1852- Vasily Safonov -Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1918)

1853- Ignacij Klemenčič -Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)

1854- Prince Thomas, Duke of Genoa -(d. 1931)

1859- Wilhelm Cohn -German chess player (d. 1913)

1861- Nikolay Zelinsky -Russian chemist (d. 1953)

1864- John Henry Mackay -Scottish-German philosopher and author (d. 1933)

1866- Karl Sapper -German linguist and explorer (d. 1945)

1872- Robert Maillart -Swiss engineer, designed the Salginatobel Bridge and Schwandbach Bridge (d. 1940)

1874- Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura -Indian religious leader, founded the Gaudiya Math (d. 1937)

1873- Billy Gohl -American serial killer (d. 1927)

1875- Leonid Gobyato -Russian general (d. 1915)

1876- Henry Blogg -English fisherman and sailor (d. 1954)

1876- Eugène-Henri Gravelotte -French fencer (d. 1939)

1878- Walter B. Pitkin -American educator (d. 1953)

1879- Othon Friesz -French painter (d. 1949)

1879- Magnús Guðmundsson (politician)|Magnús Guðmundsson -Icelandic politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1937)

1879- Edwin Samuel Montagu -English politician, Secretary of State for India (d. 1924)

1879- Carl Ramsauer -German physicist (d. 1955)

1880- Nishinoumi Kajirō II -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 25th Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna (d. 1931)

1884- Marcel Cohen -French linguist and scholar (d. 1974)

1887- Josef Frings -German cardinal (d. 1978)

1892- Maximilian Fretter-Pico -German general (d. 1984)

1892- William Murphy (scientist)|William Murphy -American physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)

1893- Muhammad Zafarullah Khan -Pakistani politician and diplomat, 1st Minister of Foreign Affairs (Pakistan)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Pakistan (d. 1985)

1894- Eric Partridge -New Zealand-English lexicographer (d. 1979)

1894- Kirpal Singh -Indian religious leader (d. 1974)

1895- Babe Ruth -American baseball player (d. 1948)

1897- Louis Buchalter -American mobster (d. 1944)

1898- Harry Haywood -American politician (d. 1985)

1898- Alla Tarasova -Russian actress (d. 1973)

1899- Ramón Novarro -Mexican actor (d. 1968)

1901- Franziska Liebing -Swedish-German actress (d. 1989)

1901- Ben Lyon -American actor (d. 1979)

1902- George Brunies -American trombonist (d. 1974)

1903- Claudio Arrau -Chilean pianist (d. 1991)

1905- Władysław Gomułka -Polish politician (d. 1982)

1905- Jan Werich -Czech actor and playwright (d. 1980)

1906- Joseph Schull -Canadian playwright and historian (d. 1980)

1908- Amintore Fanfani -Italian politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1999)

1908- Edward Lansdale -American general and CIA agent (d. 1987)

1908- Michael Maltese -American actor, screenwriter, and composer (d. 1981)

1910- Irmgard Keun -German author (d. 1982)

1910- Carlos Marcello -Tunisian-American gangster (d. 1993)

1911- Ronald Reagan -American actor and politician, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)

1912- Eva Braun -German wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)

1912- Christopher Hill (historian)|Christopher Hill -English historian and author (d. 2003)

1913- Mary Leakey -English anthropologist (d. 1996)

1914- Thurl Ravenscroft -American voice actor and singer (d. 2005)

1915- Kavi Pradeep -Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1998)

1916- John Crank -English mathematician and physicist (d. 2006)

1917- Louis-Philippe de Grandpré -Canadian lawyer and jurist (d. 2008)

1917- Zsa Zsa Gabor -Hungarian-American actress and singer

1918- Lothar-Günther Buchheim -German author (d. 2007)

1919- Takashi Yanase -Japanese poet and illustrator, created ''Anpanman'' (d. 2013)

1921- Carl Neumann Degler -American historian and author

1922- Patrick Macnee -English actor

1922- Denis Norden -English television host

1922- Haskell Wexler -American director, producer, and cinematographer

1923- Gyula Lóránt -Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1981)

1924- Billy Wright (footballer, born 1924)|Billy Wright -English footballer (d. 1994)

1924- Jin Yong -Chinese author

1925- Donald Mitchell (writer)|Donald Mitchell -English musicologist and academic

1925- Pramoedya Ananta Toer -Indonesian author (d. 2006)

1926- Walker Edmiston -American actor (d. 2007)

1927- Gerard K. O'Neill -American physicist (d. 1992)

1928- Allan H. Meltzer -American economist and academic

1929- Pierre Brice -French actor

1929- Colin Murdoch -New Zealand pharmacist, invented the tranquilliser gun (d. 2008)

1929- Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta -Venezuelan author and critic (d. 2011)

1929- Valentin Yanin -Russian historian and author

1930- Lionel Blue -English rabbi and journalist

1930- Jun Kondo -Japanese physicist

1931- James Bonk -American chemist and educator (d. 2013)

1931- Rip Torn -American actor

1931- Mamie Van Doren -American actress and singer

1931- Ricardo Vidal -Filipino cardinal

1932- Camilo Cienfuegos -Cuban anarchist (d. 1959)

1932- Heinz-Klaus Metzger -German critic and theorist (d. 2009)

1932- François Truffaut -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)

1933- Leslie Crowther -English comedian and actor (d. 1996)

1934- Bernard Erhard -American voice actor (d. 2000)

1936- Donnie Brooks -American singer (d. 2007)

1936- Kent Douglas -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2009)

1936- J. Howard Marshall III -American businessman

1938- Fred Mifflin -Canadian admiral and politician

1939- Jean Beaudin -Canadian director and screenwriter

1939- Mike Farrell -American actor

1939- Orlando Parga -Puerto Rican politician

1939- Jair Rodrigues -Brazilian singer (d. 2014)

1940- Tom Brokaw -American journalist

1940- Petr Hájek -Czech mathematician

1940- Jimmy Tarbuck -English comedian and actor

1941- Stephen Albert -American composer (d. 1992)

1941- Gigi Perreau -American actress

1941- Spencer Silver -American chemist

1942- Sarah Brady -American activist

1942- Charlie Coles -American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

1942- Ahmad-Jabir Ahmadov Ismail oghlu -Azerbaijani philosopher and educator

1942- James Loewen -American sociologist and historian

1942- Tommy Roberts (designer)|Tommy Roberts -English fashion designer (d. 2012)

1942- Valentina Titova -Russian actress

1943- Fabian Forte -American singer and actor

1943- Ernie Field -English boxer (d. 2013)

1943- Gayle Hunnicutt -American actress

1943- Georgeanna Tillman -American singer and dancer (The Marvelettes) (d. 1980)

1944- Christine Boutin -French politician

1944- Willie Tee -American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (The Wild Magnolias) (d. 2007)

1944- Michael Tucker (actor)|Michael Tucker -American actor

1945- Bob Marley -Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bob Marley and the Wailers) (d. 1981)

1945- George Mudie -Scottish politician

1946- Richie Hayward -American drummer and songwriter (Little Feat and Fraternity of Man) (d. 2010)

1946- Kate McGarrigle -Canadian singer-songwriter and accordion player (Kate and Anna McGarrigle and Mountain City Four) (d. 2010)

1946- Jim Turner (politician)|Jim Turner -American politician

1947- Richard Bowring -English orientalist and academic

1947- Bill Staines -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947- Daniel Yergin -American author

1948- Bunny Rugs -Jamaican singer (Third World (band)|Third World and Inner Circle (band)|Inner Circle) (d. 2014)

1949- Mike Batt -English singer-songwriter and producer (The Wombles (band)|The Wombles)

1949- Manuel Orantes -Spanish tennis player

1949- Jim Sheridan -Irish director, producer, and screenwriter

1950- Natalie Cole -American singer-songwriter and actress

1950- Timothy M. Dolan -American cardinal

1951- Margo (singer)|Margo -Irish singer

1951- Marco Antônio -Brazilian footballer

1951- Huw Lloyd-Langton -English guitarist (Hawkwind, Widowmaker (band)|Widowmaker, and The Meads of Asphodel) (d. 2012)

1951- Jacques Villeret -French actor (d. 2005)

1951- Kevin Whately -English actor

1952- Tim Blake -English keyboard player (Gong and Hawkwind)

1952- Viktor Giacobbo -Swiss actor, producer, and screenwriter

1952- Ricardo La Volpe -Argentinian footballer, manager, and coach

1954- Bob Sirois -Canadian ice hockey player

1955- Michael Pollan -American journalist

1955- Bruno Stolorz -French rugby player and coach

1957- Andres Lipstok -Estonian economist and politician, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs

1957- Kathy Najimy -American actress

1957- Simon Phillips (drummer)|Simon Phillips -English drummer (Toto (band)|Toto, Michael Schenker Group, 801 (band)|801, RMS (band)|RMS, and Ph.D. (band)|PhD)

1957- Robert Townsend (actor)|Robert Townsend -American actor and director

1958- Cecily Adams -American actress (d. 2004)

1958- Tim Dakin -English bishop

1958- Barry Miller (actor)|Barry Miller -American actor

1959- Ken Nelson (British record producer)|Ken Nelson -English record producer

1960- Jeremy Bowen -Welsh journalist

1960- Megan Gallagher -American actress

1960- Frank Jeske -German footballer (d. 1994)

1961- Cam Cameron -American football coach

1961- Bill Lester -American race car driver

1961- Yury Onufriyenko -Ukrainian-Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1961- Yuko Kobayashi -Japanese voice actress

1962- Stavros Lambrinidis -Greek politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Greece)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Greece

1962- Axl Rose -American singer-songwriter and producer (Guns N' Roses, Hollywood Rose, and Rapidfire)

1963- David Capel -English cricketer

1963- Scott Gordon -American ice hockey player and coach

1963- Mike Hough -Canadian ice hockey player

1963- Quentin Letts -English journalist and critic

1963- Kevin Trudeau -American radio host and author

1964- Gordon Downie -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Tragically Hip)

1964- Andrey Zvyagintsev -Russian actor and director

1965- Jan Svěrák -Czech director

1966- Rick Astley -English singer-songwriter

1967- Anita Cochran -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1967- Izumi Sakai -Japanese singer-songwriter (Zard) (d. 2007)

1968- Adolfo Valencia -Colombian footballer

1968- Akira Yamaoka -Japanese composer and producer

1969- David Hayter -American actor and screenwriter

1969- Masaharu Fukuyama -Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1969- Tim Sherwood -English footballer and manager

1970- Per Frandsen -Danish footballer

1970- Zhou Kehua -Chinese criminal and murderer (d. 2012)

1971- Dana Eskelson -American actress

1971- Brad Hogg -Australian cricketer

1971- Carlos Rogers (basketball)|Carlos Rogers -American basketball player

1971- Brian Stepanek -American actor

1972- Stefano Bettarini -Italian footballer

1972- David Binn -American football player

1973- Jeff B. Davis -American actor and singer

1975- Chad Allen (baseball)|Chad Allen -American baseball player

1975- Orkut Büyükkökten -Turkish computer scientist and engineer, created Orkut

1975- Brett Hawke -Australian swimmer

1975- Tomoko Kawase -Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (The Brilliant Green and Tommy heavenly6)

1976- Tanja Frieden -Swiss snowboarder

1976- Kasper Hvidt -Danish handball player

1976- Kim Zmeskal -American gymnast

1977- Jason Euell -English footballer

1977- Josh Stewart -American actor

1977- Sergei Sychyov -Ukrainian-Estonian ice dancer

1978- Yael Naim -French-Israeli singer-songwriter

1979- Dan Bălan -Moldovan singer-songwriter and producer (O-Zone)

1980- Ben Lawson -Australian actor

1980- Mamiko Noto -Japanese voice actress

1980- Conor O'Brian -American wrestler

1980- Kim Poirier -Canadian actress, singer, and producer

1980- Luke Ravenstahl -American politician, 58th Mayor of Pittsburgh

1981- Ricky Barnes -American golfer

1981- Calum Best -American-English model

1981- Shim Eun-jin -South Korean singer (Baby V.O.X.)

1981- Alison Haislip -American actress

1981- Jens Lekman -Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1981- Ty Warren -American football player

1982- Tank (Taiwanese singer)|Tank -Taiwanese singer-songwriter (Mandopop)

1982- Jade Edmistone -Australian swimmer

1982- Alice Eve -English actress

1982- Elise Ray -American gymnast

1983- Sreesanth -Indian cricketer

1983- Melrose Bickerstaff -American model and fashion designer

1983- Brodie Croyle -American football player

1983- Dimas Delgado -Spanish footballer

1983- Jamie Whincup -Australian race car driver

1983- Myron Wolf Child -Canadian activist (d. 2007)

1984- Darren Bent -English footballer

1984- Piret Järvis -Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Vanilla Ninja)

1984- Antoine Wright (basketball)|Antoine Wright -American basketball player

1985- Kris Humphries -American basketball player

1985- Joji Kato -Japanese speed skater

1985- Yang Yu (swimmer)|Yang Yu -Chinese swimmer

1985- Crystal Reed -American actress

1986- Dane DeHaan -American actor

1986- Yunho -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (TVXQ)

1986- Alice Greczyn -American actress

1986- Brendan Taylor -Zimbabwean cricketer

1987- Luisa Värk -Estonian singer

1988- Bailey Hanks -American actress and singer

1988- Allison Holker -American dancer

1989- Craig Cathcart -Irish footballer

1989- Jonny Flynn -American basketball player

1989- Natapohn Tameeruks -Thai actress

1990- Adam Henrique -Canadian ice hockey player

1992- Víctor Mañón -Mexican footballer

1993- Teresa Scanlan -American model, Miss America 2011

1995- Jong Up -South Korean singer and dancer (B.A.P (band)|B.A.P)

1996- Justina Mikulskytė -Lithuanian tennis player

History of Deaths


743- Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik -Muslim caliph (b. 691)

891- Photios I of Constantinople -(b. 810)

1215- Hōjō Tokimasa -Japanese emperor (b. 1138)

1378- Joanna of Bourbon -(b. 1338)

1497- Johannes Ockeghem -Flemish composer (b. 1410)

1515- Aldus Manutius -Italian publisher, founded the Aldine Press (b. 1449)

1585- Edmund Plowden -English lawyer and scholar (b. 1518)

1593- Jacques Amyot -French author (b. 1513)

1593- Emperor Ōgimachi -of Japan (b. 1517)

1612- Christopher Clavius -German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1538)

1617- Prospero Alpini -Italian physician and botanist (b. 1553)

1685- Charles II of England -(b. 1630)

1740- Pope Clement XII -(b. 1652)

1775- William Dowdeswell (Chancellor)|William Dowdeswell -English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1721)

1783- Capability Brown -English gardener (b. 1716)

1793- Carlo Goldoni -Italian playwright (b. 1707)

1806- Thomas-Alexandre Dumas -French general (b. 1762)

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

1833- Pierre André Latreille -French entomologist (b. 1762)

1834- Richard Lemon Lander -English explorer (b. 1804)

1855- Josef Munzinger -Swiss politician (b. 1791)

1899- Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha -(b. 1874)

1899- Leo von Caprivi -German politician, List of Chancellors of Germany|Chancellor of Germany (b. 1831)

1910- Alfonso Maria Fusco -Italian priest (b. 1839)

1916- Rubén Darío -Nicaraguan poet (b. 1867)

1918- Gustav Klimt -Austrian painter (b. 1862)

1927- Sam Maguire -Irish footballer (b. 1879)

1929- Maria Christina of Austria -(b. 1858)

1931- Motilal Nehru -Indian layer and politician (b. 1861)

1938- Marianne von Werefkin -Russian-Swiss painter (b. 1860)

1942- Jaan Soots -Estonian general and politician, 7th Estonian Minister of War (b. 1880)

1950- Georges Imbert -Alsatian chemist (b. 1884)

1951- Gabby Street -American baseball player (b. 1882)

1952- George VI -of the United Kingdom (b. 1895)

1963- Abd el-Krim -Moroccan guerrilla leader (b. 1880)

1964- Emilio Aguinaldo -Filipino general and politician, 1st President of the Philippines (b. 1869)

1966- Narcisa de Leon -Filipino film producer (b. 1877)

1967- Martine Carol -French actress (b. 1920)

1976- Ritwik Ghatak -Bangladeshi-Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1925)

1976- Vince Guaraldi -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1928)

1981- Hugo Montenegro -American composer and conductor (b. 1925)

1981- Frederica of Hanover -(b. 1917)

1985- James Hadley Chase -English-Swiss author (b. 1906)

1986- Georges Cabana -Canadian archbishop (b. 1894)

1986- Frederick Coutts -Scottish 8th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1899)

1986- Dandy Nichols -English actress (b. 1907)

1986- Minoru Yamasaki -American architect, designed the World Trade Center (b. 1912)

1987- Julien Chouinard -Canadian lawyer, civil servant, and jurist (b. 1929)

1989- André Cayatte -French director and lawyer (b. 1909)

1989- Chris Gueffroy -German man attempted to climb List of deaths at the Berlin Wall|the Berlin Wall (b. 1968)

1989- Joe Raposo -American pianist and composer (b. 1937)

1989- King Tubby -Jamaican DJ, producer, and composer (b. 1941)

1989- Barbara W. Tuchman -American historian and author (b. 1912)

1990- Jimmy Van Heusen -American composer (b. 1913)

1991- Salvador Luria -Italian biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)

1991- Danny Thomas -American singer, actor, and producer (b. 1914)

1993- Arthur Ashe -American tennis player (b. 1943)

1994- Joseph Cotten -American actor (b. 1905)

1994- Jack Kirby -American author and illustrator (b. 1917)

1995- James Merrill -American poet (b. 1926)

1996- Guy Madison -American actor (b. 1922)

1997- Roger Laurent -Belgian race car driver (b. 1913)

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

1998- José Marroquín Leal -Mexican actor and clown (b. 1933)

1998- Carl Wilson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Beach Boys) (b. 1946)

1999- Danny Dayton -American actor (b. 1923)

1999- Don Dunstan -Australian politician, 35th Premier of South Australia (b. 1926)

1999- Jimmy Roberts (singer)|Jimmy Roberts -American tenor (b. 1924)

2001- Fulgence Charpentier -Canadian journalist (b. 1897)

2001- Filemon Lagman -Filipino theoretician and activist (b. 1953)

2002- Max Perutz -Austrian biologist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)

2004- Gerald Bouey -Canadian economist (b. 1920)

2005- Lazar Berman -Russian pianist (b. 1930)

2005- Karl Haas -German-American pianist, conductor, and radio host (b. 1913)

2007- Lew Burdette -American baseball player (b. 1926)

2007- Lee Hoffman -American author (b. 1932)

2007- Len Hopkins -Canadian politician (b. 1930)

2007- Frankie Laine -American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1913)

2007- Harry Webster -English engineer (b. 1927)

2007- Willye White -American long jumper (b. 1939)

2008- John McWethy -American journalist (b. 1947)

2008- Tony Rolt -English race car driver and engineer (b. 1918)

2009- Philip Carey -American actor (b. 1925)

2009- James Whitmore -American actor (b. 1921)

2011- Gary Moore -Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Skid Row (Irish band)|Skid Row and Thin Lizzy) (b. 1952)

2012- Peter Breck -American actor (b. 1929)

2012- Sharada Dwivedi -Indian historian and author (b. 1942)

2012- Nuri Otay -Turkish businessman (b. 1957)

2012- David Rosenhan -American psychologist and academic (b. 1929)

2012- Antoni Tàpies -Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1923)

2012- Janice E. Voss -American engineer and astronaut (b. 1956)

2013- Mo-Do -Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1966)

2013- Chokri Belaid -Tunisian lawyer and politician (b. 1964)

2013- Menachem Elon -Israeli jurist and educator (b. 1923)

2013- Alden Mason (artist)|Alden Mason -American painter (b. 1919)

2013- Yahya Sulong -Malaysian comedian and actor (b. 1929)

2013- René Vestri -French politician (b. 1938)

2013- Douglas Warren (bishop)|Douglas Warren -Australian bishop (b. 1919)

2014- Vasiľ Biľak -Slovak politician (b. 1917)

2014- Alison Jolly -American-English primatologist and zoologist (b. 1937)

2014- Ralph Kiner -American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1922)

2014- Maxine Kumin -American author and poet (b. 1925)

2014- Peter Philipp -German comedian and author (b. 1971)

2014- Marty Plissner -American journalist (b. 1926)

2014- Vaçe Zela -Albanian-Swiss singer and guitarist (b. 1939)