This Day in History

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Day History: January-13

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Events History


532- Nika riots -in Constantinople.

888- Odo of France|Odo, Count of Paris -becomes King of the Franks.

1435-'' Sicut Dudum -', forbidding the enslavement of the Guanches|Guanche natives in Canary Islands by the Spanish people|Spanish, is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV.

1547- Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey -is sentenced to death.

1607-The Bank of Genoa -fails after announcement of Sovereign default|national bankruptcy in Spain.

1666-French traveller Jean-Baptiste Tavernier -arrived Dhaka and met Shaista Khan.

1793- Nicolas Jean Hugon de Bassville -representative of Revolutionary France, lynched by a mob in Rome

1797- French Revolutionary Wars -A Action of 13 January 1797|naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany ends with the French vessel running aground, resulting in over 900 deaths.

1815- War of 1812 -British Empire|British troops capture Battle of Fort Peter|Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.

1822-The design of the Flag of Greece|Greek flag -is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.

1830-The Great fire of New Orleans|New Orleans, Louisiana -begins.

1833- President of the United States|President -Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President of the United States|Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina's defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.

1840-The steamship '' Steamship Lexington|Lexington -' burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.

1842-Dr. William Brydon -an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the Massacre of Elphinstone's Army|sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad|Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

1847-The Treaty of Cahuenga -ends the Mexican–American War in California.

1893-The Independent Labour Party -of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting.

1893- United States Marine Corps|U.S. Marines -land in Honolulu|Honolulu, Hawaii from the {{USS|Boston|1884|6}} to prevent the queen from abrogating the 1887 Constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaii|Bayonet Constitution.

1895- First Italo-Ethiopian War -the war's opening battle, the Battle of Coatit, occurs; it is an Italian victory.

1898- Émile Zola -s ''J'accuse'' exposes the Dreyfus affair.

1908-The Rhoads Opera House -fire in Boyertown, Pennsylvania kills 171 people.

1910-The Birth of public radio broadcasting|first public radio broadcast -takes place; a live performance of the opera ''Cavalleria rusticana'' is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House (39th St)|Metropolitan Opera House in New York City|New York, New York.

1913- Delta Sigma Theta -Sorority Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University.

1915-An 1915 Avezzano earthquake|earthquake in Avezzano -Italy kills 29,800.

1934-The Candidate of Sciences -degree is established in the Soviet Union.

1935-A Referendum|plebiscite -in Saar (League of Nations)|Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.

1939-The Black Friday (1939)|Black Friday -bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometers of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.

1942- Henry Ford -patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.

1942- World War II -First use of an aircraft ejection seat by a Germany|German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.

1951- First Indochina War -The Battle of Vinh Yen begins, which will end in a major victory for France.

1953-An article appears in '' Pravda -' accusing some of the most prestigious and prominent doctors, mostly Jews, in the Soviet Union of taking part in a Doctors' plot|vast plot to poison members of the top Soviet political and military leadership.

1958-The Moroccan Army of Liberation -ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Ifni War|Battle of Edchera.

1964-Anti- Muslim -riots break out in Calcutta, resulting in 100 deaths.

1964-Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II -is appointed archbishop of Kraków|Kraków, Poland.

1966- Robert C. Weaver -becomes the first African American Cabinet member when he is appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

1968- Johnny Cash -At Folsom Prison|performs live at Folsom State Prison

1972-Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia -and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless Coup d'état|military coup by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.

1974- Archbishop Seraphim of Athens|Seraphim -is elected List of archbishops of Athens|Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.

1978- U.S. -Food & Drug Administration requires all blood donations to be labeled "paid" or "volunteer" donors.

1982-Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90 -a Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge (Potomac River)|14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including four motorists.

1985-A passenger train plunges into a ravine in Ethiopia -killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa.

1986-A month-long violent struggle begins in Aden|Aden, South Yemen -between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.

1988- Lee Teng-hui -becomes the first Taiwanese people|native Taiwanese President of the Republic of China.

1990- Douglas Wilder -becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.

1991-Soviet Union troops January Events (Lithuania)|attack -Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, killing 14 people and wounding 1000.

1993- Space Shuttle program -Space Shuttle Endeavour|''Endeavour'' heads for space for the third time as STS-54 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.

2001-An 2001 El Salvador earthquakes#The January 13 earthquake|earthquake -hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.

2012-The passenger cruise ship -''Costa Concordia'' Costa Concordia disaster|sinks off the coast of Italy. There are 31 confirmed deaths with one still missing, Russel Rebello, amongst the 4232 passengers and crew.

Famous Birthdays


1334- Henry II of Castile -(d. 1379)

1505- Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg -(d. 1571)

1562- Mark Alexander Boyd -Scottish poet (d. 1601)

1596- Jan van Goyen -Dutch painter (d. 1656)

1610- Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1610–1665)|Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria -(d. 1665)

1616- Antoinette Bourignon -French-Flemish mystic (d. 1680)

1635- Philipp Jakob Spener -German theologian (d. 1705)

1651- Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington -English politician (d. 1694)

1683- Christoph Graupner -German harpsichord player and composer (d. 1760)

1698- Metastasio -Italian poet (d. 1782)

1720- Richard Hurd (bishop)|Richard Hurd -English bishop (d. 1808)

1749- Maler Müller -German poet, painter, and playwright (d. 1825)

1777- Elisa Bonaparte -French sister of Napoleon (d. 1820)

1787- John Davis (Massachusetts governor)|John Davis -American lawyer and politician, 14th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1854)

1804- Paul Gavarni -French illustrator (d. 1866)

1805- Thomas Dyer -American politician, 18th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1862)

1808- Salmon P. Chase -American jurist and politician, 6th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1873)

1812- Victor de Laprade -French poet and critic (d. 1883)

1832- Horatio Alger, Jr. -American author (d. 1899)

1845- Félix Tisserand -French astronomer (d. 1896)

1858- Oskar Minkowski -Lithuanian biologist (d. 1931)

1859- Kostis Palamas -Greek poet (d. 1943)

1861- Max Nonne -German neurologist (d. 1959)

1864- Wilhelm Wien -German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)

1865- Princess Marie of Orléans (1865–1909)|Princess Marie of Orléans -(d. 1908)

1866- Vasily Kalinnikov -Russian composer (d. 1901)

1869- Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta -Italian general (d. 1931)

1870- Ross Granville Harrison -American biologist (d. 1959)

1874- Alexandros Hatzikyriakos -Greek admiral and politician (d. 1958)

1878- Lionel Groulx -Canadian priest and historian (d. 1967)

1878- Geert Lotsij -Dutch rower (d. 1959)

1881- Essington Lewis -Australian businessman (d. 1961)

1883- Prince Arthur of Connaught -(d. 1938)

1883- Nathaniel Cartmell -American runner and coach (d. 1967)

1884- Sophie Tucker -Ukrainian-American singer and actress (d. 1966)

1885- Alfred Fuller -Canadian-American businessman, founded the Fuller Brush Company (d. 1973)

1886- Art Ross -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1964)

1887- Gabriel Gabrio -French actor (d. 1946)

1887- George Gurdjieff -Armenian mystic (d. 1949)

1890- Jüri Uluots -Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1945)

1892- Ermanno Aebi -Italian-Swiss footballer (d. 1976)

1893- Roy Cazaly -Australian footballer (d. 1963)

1893- Clark Ashton Smith -American poet, sculptor, painter, and author (d. 1961)

1898- Kai Munk -Danish pastor and playwright (d. 1944)

1898- Carlo Tagliabue -Italian opera singer (d. 1978)

1901- A. B. Guthrie, Jr. -American historian and author (d. 1991)

1901- Mieczysław Żywczyński -Polish priest and historian (d. 1978)

1904- Richard Addinsell -English composer (d. 1977)

1904- Nathan Milstein -Ukrainian-American violinist (d. 1992)

1905- Kay Francis -American actress (d. 1968)

1906- Zhou Youguang -Chinese linguist and academic

1909- Marinus van der Lubbe -Dutch anarchist (d. 1934)

1910- Yannis Tsarouchis -Greek painter (d. 1989)

1911- Joh Bjelke-Petersen -New Zealand-Australian politician, 31st Premier of Queensland (d. 2005)

1913- Jeff Morrow -American actor (d. 1993)

1914- Ted Willis, Baron Willis -English screenwriter (d. 1992)

1918- Stephen Dunne (actor)|Stephen Dunne -American actor (d. 1977)

1919- Robert Stack -American actor (d. 2003)

1921- Dachine Rainer -American-English author (d. 2000)

1922- Albert Lamorisse -French director and producer (d. 1970)

1923- Daniil Shafran -Russian cellist (d. 1997)

1923- Willem Slijkhuis -Dutch runner (d. 2003)

1924- Paul Feyerabend -Austrian philosopher (d. 1994)

1924- Roland Petit -French dancer and choreographer (d. 2011)

1925- Georgi Kaloyanchev -Bulgarian actor (d. 2012)

1925- Rosemary Murphy -German-American actress (d. 2014)

1925- Ron Tauranac -Australian engineer and designer

1925- Gwen Verdon -American actress and dancer (d. 2000)

1926- Michael Bond -English soldier and author

1926- Carolyn Gold Heilbrun -American author (d. 2003)

1926- Melba Liston -American trombonist and composer (d. 1999)

1926- Shakti Samanta -Indian director and producer (d. 2009)

1927- Brock Adams -American politician (d. 2004)

1927- Sydney Brenner -South African biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1929- Joe Pass -American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1994)

1930- Liz Anderson -American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

1930- Frances Sternhagen -American actress

1931- Ian Hendry -English actor (d. 1984)

1931- Charles Nelson Reilly -American actor and director (d. 2007)

1931- Chris Wiggins -English-Canadian actor

1932- Barry Bishop (mountaineer)|Barry Bishop -American mountaineer, photographer, and scholar (d. 1994)

1932- Bearcat Wright -American wrestler (d. 1982)

1933- Tom Gola -American basketball player, coach, and politician (d. 2014)

1934- Rip Taylor -American actor

1935- Mauro Forghieri -Italian engineer

1935- Elsa Martinelli -Italian actress

1936- Renato Bruson -Italian opera singer

1938- Richard Anthony (singer)|Richard Anthony -Egyptian-French singer-songwriter

1938- William B. Davis -Canadian actor and director

1938- Dave Edwards (Wyoming politician)|Dave Edwards -American captain and politician (d. 2013)

1938- Tord Grip -Swedish footballer and manager

1938- Anna Home -English screenwriter and producer

1938- Shivkumar Sharma -Indian santoor player and composer

1939- Edgardo Cozarinsky -Argentinian author, screenwriter, and director

1939- Jacek Gmoch -Polish footballer and coach

1939- Cesare Maniago -Canadian ice hockey player

1940- Edmund White -American author

1941- Pasqual Maragall i Mira -Catalan politician, 127th List of Presidents of the Generalitat de Catalunya|President of the Generalitat de Catalunya

1942- Carol Cleveland -English actress

1943- William Duckworth (composer)|William Duckworth -American composer and author (d. 2012)

1943- Richard Moll -American actor

1945- Gordon McVie -English oncologist

1946- Eero Koivistoinen -Finnish saxophonist, composer, and conductor

1947- John Lees (musician)|John Lees -English guitarist (Barclay James Harvest)

1947- Jacek Majchrowski -polish historian, lawyer, and politician

1947- Carles Rexach -Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach

1948- Gaj Singh -Indian politician

1949- Klaus Brandner -German politician

1949- Rakesh Sharma -Indian pilot and astronaut

1949- Brandon Tartikoff -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1997)

1950- Clive Betts -English politician

1950- Bob Forsch -American baseball player (d. 2011)

1950- John McNaughton -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1951- Bruce Hart (wrestler)|Bruce Hart -Canadian wrestler

1951- Frank E. Peretti -American author

1952- Stephen Glover -English journalist

1954- Richard Blackford -English composer

1954- Trevor Rabin -South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Yes (band)|Yes, Rabbitt, and Manfred Mann's Earth Band)

1954- Nikos Sarganis -Greek footballer

1955- Paul Kelly (musician)|Paul Kelly -Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Professor Ratbaggy and Stardust Five)

1955- Jay McInerney -American author

1955- Anne Pringle -English diplomat

1956- Janet Hubert -American actress

1957- Claudia Emerson -American poet

1957- Mary Glindon -English politician

1957- Lorrie Moore -American author

1957- Mark O'Meara -American golfer

1958- Francisco Buyo -Spanish footballer and manager

1958- Ton du Chatinier -Dutch footballer and manager

1958- Tasha Voux -American porn actress

1959- Ernie Irvan -American race car driver

1959- James LoMenzo -American bass player (Megadeth, White Lion, Pride and Glory (band)|Pride and Glory, Slash's Snakepit, and Black Label Society)

1960- Little Oral Annie -American porn actress

1960- Eric Betzig -American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1960- Matthew Bourne -English choreographer and director

1960- Takis Lemonis -Greek footballer and coach

1961- Jeremy Bamber -English murderer

1961- Wayne Coyne -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Flaming Lips)

1961- Kelly Hrudey -Canadian ice hockey player

1961- Julia Louis-Dreyfus -American actress and producer

1961- Suggs (singer)|Suggs -English singer-songwriter and actor (Madness (band)|Madness)

1962- Trace Adkins -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1962- Paul Higgins -Canadian ice hockey player

1962- Kevin Mitchell (baseball player)|Kevin Mitchell -American baseball player

1963- Kevin McClatchy -American businessman

1964- Bill Bailey -English comedian, actor, singer, and guitarist

1964- Penelope Ann Miller -American actress

1964- Ronan Rafferty -Irish golfer

1966- Patrick Dempsey -American actor and race car driver

1966- Shelagh Fogarty -English journalist

1966- Leo Visser -Dutch speed skater

1967- Neal Hargrove -American wrestler

1967- Annie Jones (actress)|Annie Jones -Australian actress

1967- Paul McCarthy (actor)|Paul McCarthy -Australian comedian and actor

1968- Traci Bingham -American model and actress

1968- Chara (singer)|Chara -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress (Mean Machine (band)|Mean Machine)

1968- Antonio Tartaglia -Italian bobsledder

1968- Mike Whitlow -English footballer

1969- Stefania Belmondo -Italian skier

1969- Stephen Hendry -Scottish snooker player

1969- John Kronus -American wrestler (d. 2007)

1970- Keith Coogan -American actor

1970- Frank Kooiman -Dutch footballer

1970- Marco Pantani -Italian cyclist (d. 2004)

1970- Shonda Rhimes -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1971- John Mallory Asher -American actor and director

1971- Phil Whyman -English paranormal investigator

1972- Mark Bosnich -Australian footballer

1972- Nicole Eggert -American actress

1972- Park Jin-young -South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and actor, founded JYP Entertainment

1972- James O'Brien (radio presenter)|James O'Brien -English journalist and radio host

1972- Atoosa Rubenstein -Iranian-American journalist

1972- Vitaly Scherbo -Belarusian gymnast

1973- Nikolai Khabibulin -Russian ice hockey player

1973- Gloria Yip -Hong Kong actress and singer

1974- Sergei Brylin -Russian ice hockey player

1975- Mailis Reps -Estonian politician

1976- Michael Peña -American actor

1976- Bic Runga -New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist

1976- Tania Vicent -Canadian speed skater

1976- Mario Yepes -Colombian footballer

1977- William Ash (actor)|William Ash -English actor

1977- Orlando Bloom -English actor

1977- Elliot Mason -English trombonist and keyboard player

1977- James Posey -American basketball player

1978- Ashmit Patel -Indian actor

1978- Nate Silver -American journalist and statistician, developed PECOTA

1979- Katy Brand -English actress and screenwriter

1980- Krzysztof Czerwiński -Polish organist and conductor

1980- María de Villota -Spanish race car driver (d. 2013)

1980- Nils-Eric Johansson -Swedish footballer

1980- Akira Kaji -Japanese footballer

1980- Argo Meresaar -Estonian volleyball player

1980- Michael Rupp -American ice hockey player

1980- Mirko Soltau -German footballer

1981- Reggie Brown (wide receiver)|Reggie Brown -American football player

1981- Shad Gaspard -American wrestler and actor

1981- Darrell Rasner -American baseball player

1981- Yujiro Takahashi -Japanese wrestler

1982- Kamran Akmal -Pakistan cricketer

1982- Guillermo Coria -Argentinian tennis player

1982- Constantinos Makrides -Cypriot footballer

1982- Mason Ryan -Welsh wrestler

1982- Ruth Wilson (actress)|Ruth Wilson -English actress

1983- William Hung -Hong Kong-American singer and actor

1983- Imran Khan (actor)|Imran Khan -Indian actor

1983- Sebastian Kneißl -German footballer

1983- Trina Michaels -American porn actress

1983- Julian Morris (actor)|Julian Morris -English actor

1983- Mauricio Martín Romero -Argentinian footballer

1983- Ronny Turiaf -French basketball player

1984- Lourdes Arévalos -Paraguayan model

1984- Matteo Cavagna (footballer born 1984)|Matteo Cavagna -Italian footballer

1984- Kamghe Gaba -German sprinter

1984- Nathaniel Motte -American singer-songwriter and producer (3OH!3)

1985- Qi Hui -Chinese swimmer

1985- Luke Robinson (wrestler)|Luke Robinson -American wrestler

1986- Laura Ludwig -German volleyball player

1986- Josefine Preuß -German actress

1986- Joannie Rochette -Canadian figure skater

1987- Stefano Del Sante -Italian footballer

1987- Daniel Oss -Italian cyclist

1987- Alexandre Pliuschin -Moldovan cyclist

1987- Lee Seung-gi -South Korean singer and actor

1987- Marc Staal -Canadian ice hockey player

1987- Sven Wetzel -German rugby player

1988- Josh Freeman -American football player

1988- Daniel Scheinig -German footballer

1989- Bryan Arguez -American footballer

1989- James Berrett -English footballer

1989- Triinu Kivilaan -Estonian singer (Vanilla Ninja)

1989- Tim Matavž -Slovenian footballer

1989- Beau Mirchoff -American-Canadian actor

1990- Vincenzo Fiorillo -Italian footballer

1990- Liam Hemsworth -Australian actor

1991- Goo Ha-ra -South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Kara (band)|Kara)

1991- Rob Kiernan -English-Irish footballer

1992- Adam Matthews -Welsh footballer

1992- Dinah Pfizenmaier -German tennis player

1993- Xénia Krizsán -Hungarian heptathlete

1993- Max Whitlock -English gymnast

1995- Qaasim Middleton -American actor, singer, and guitarist (Nat & Alex Wolff)

2004- Anastasia and Tatiana Dogaru -Italian conjoined twins

History of Deaths


86 BC- Gaius Marius -Roman general and politician (b. 157 BC)

533- Saint Remigius -French bishop (b. 437)

614- Saint Mungo -Scottish bishop and saint

703- Empress Jitō -of Japan (b. 645)

858- Æthelwulf of Wessex -(b. 795)

888- Charles the Fat -Carolingian emperor (b. 839)

1151- Abbot Suger -French historian and politician (b. 1081)

1177- Henry II, Duke of Austria -(b. 1107)

1330- Frederick the Fair -Austrian husband of Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Germany (b. 1286)

1363- Meinhard III, Count of Gorizia-Tyrol -(b. 1344)

1599- Edmund Spenser -English poet (b. 1552)

1625- Jan Brueghel the Elder -Flemish painter (b. 1568)

1630- Yuan Chonghuan -Chinese general (b. 1584)

1658- Edward Sexby -English soldier (b. 1616)

1691- George Fox -English religious leader, founded the Religious Society of Friends (b. 1624)

1717- Maria Sibylla Merian -German entomologist and illustrator (b. 1647)

1775- Johann Georg Walch -German theologian (b. 1693)

1790- Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen -French admiral (b. 1712)

1796- John Anderson (natural philosopher)|John Anderson -Scottish philosopher and educator (b. 1726)

1797- Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern -(b. 1715)

1832- Thomas Lord -English cricketer, founded Lord's Cricket Ground (b. 1755)

1838- Ferdinand Ries -German composer (b. 1784)

1853- Theophilos Kairis -Greek priest and philosopher (b. 1783)

1860- William Mason (US politician)|William Mason -American politician (b. 1786)

1864- Stephen Foster -American composer and songwriter (b. 1826)

1882- Wilhelm Mauser -German weapon designer, co-founded the Mauser|The Mauser Company (b. 1834)

1885- Schuyler Colfax -American politician, 17th Vice President of the United States (b. 1823)

1889- Solomon Bundy -American politician (b. 1823)

1894- Nadezhda von Meck -Russian businesswoman (b. 1831)

1905- George Thorn -Australian politician, 6th Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)

1906- Alexander Stepanovich Popov -Russian physicist (b. 1859)

1907- Jakob Hurt -Estonian theologist and linguist (b. 1839)

1915- Mary Slessor -Scottish missionary (b. 1848)

1923- Alexandre Ribot -French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1842)

1924- Georg Hermann Quincke -German physicist (b. 1834)

1928- Mara Buneva -Bulgarian activist (b. 1902)

1929- Wyatt Earp -American police officer (b. 1848)

1929- H. B. Higgins -Australian politician and judge (b. 1851)

1932- Sophia of Prussia -(b. 1870)

1934- Paul Ulrich Villard -French physicist (b. 1860)

1937- Antoine Védrenne -French rower (b. 1878)

1941- James Joyce -Irish author and poet (b. 1882)

1943- Sophie Taeuber-Arp -Swiss painter and sculptor (b. 1889)

1950- Dimitrios Semsis -Greek violinist (b. 1883)

1956- Lyonel Feininger -German-American painter and illustrator (b. 1871)

1958- Jesse L. Lasky -American film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (b. 1880)

1961- Herman Glass -American gymnast (b. 1880)

1962- Ernie Kovacs -American actor (b. 1919)

1967- Anatole de Grunwald -Russian-English screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)

1971- Robert Still -English composer and educator (b. 1910)

1974- Raoul Jobin -Canadian tenor (b. 1906)

1974- Salvador Novo -Mexican playwright and poet (b. 1904)

1976- Margaret Leighton -English actress (b. 1922)

1977- Henri Langlois -French archivist, co-founded the Cinémathèque Française (b. 1914)

1978- Hubert Humphrey -American politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (b. 1911)

1978- Joe McCarthy (manager)|Joe McCarthy -American baseball player and manager (b. 1887)

1979- Donny Hathaway -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1945)

1979- Marjorie Lawrence -Australian soprano (b. 1907)

1980- Andre Kostelanetz -Russian-American conductor (b. 1901)

1982- Marcel Camus -French director and screenwriter (b. 1912)

1982- Arland D. Williams, Jr. -American passenger on Air Florida Flight 90 (b. 1935)

1983- René Bonnet -French racing driver and automobile constructor (b. 1904)

1988- Chiang Ching-kuo -Chinese politician, President of the Republic of China (b. 1910)

1993- Camargo Guarnieri -Brazilian composer (b. 1907)

1995- Max Harris (poet)|Max Harris -Australian journalist, poet, and author (b. 1921)

2001- Michael Cuccione -Canadian actor and singer (2ge+her) (b. 1985)

2002- Ted Demme -American director and producer (b. 1963)

2002- Gregorio Fuentes -Cuban fisherman (b. 1897)

2002- Frank Shuster -Canadian comedian and actor (b. 1916)

2003- Norman Panama -American screenwriter and director (b. 1914)

2004- Arne Næss, Jr. -Norwegian mountaineer (b. 1937)

2004- Harold Shipman -English serial killer (b. 1946)

2004- Zeno Vendler -American philosopher (b. 1921)

2005- Earl Cameron (broadcaster)|Earl Cameron -Canadian journalist and broadcaster (b. 1915)

2005- Nell Rankin -American soprano (b. 1924)

2006- Frank Fixaris -American sportscaster (b. 1934)

2006- Marc Potvin -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)

2007- Michael Brecker -American saxophonist and composer (Steps Ahead) (b. 1949)

2007- Danny Oakes -American race car driver (b. 1911)

2008- Sergej Larin -Latvian-Lithuanian tenor (b. 1956)

2008- Johnny Podres -American baseball player (b. 1932)

2009- Mary Ejercito -Filipino mother of Joseph Ejercito Estrada (b. 1905)

2009- Lanny Kean -American wrestler (b. 1960)

2009- Dai Llewellyn -Welsh humanitarian and politician (b. 1946)

2009- Patrick McGoohan -American actor (b. 1928)

2009- Mansour Rahbani -Lebanese composer and songwriter (b. 1925)

2009- W. D. Snodgrass -American poet (b. 1926)

2009- Nancy Bird Walton -Australian pilot (b. 1915)

2010- Teddy Pendergrass -American singer-songwriter (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes) (b. 1950)

2010- Jay Reatard -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lost Sounds) (b. 1980)

2010- Kalifa Tillisi -Libyan historian and linguist (b. 1930)

2011- Albert Heijn (born 1927)|Albert Heijn -Dutch businessman (b. 1927)

2012- Rauf Denktaş -Turkish-Cypriot lawyer and politician, 1st President of Northern Cyprus (b. 1924)

2012- Guido Dessauer -German physicist and engineer (b. 1915)

2012- Dilys Elwyn-Edwards -Welsh composer and academic (b. 1918)

2012- Morgan Jones (actor)|Morgan Jones -American actor (b. 1928)

2012- Lefter Küçükandonyadis -Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1925)

2012- Artie Levine -American boxer (b. 1925)

2012- Billie Love -English actress and photographer (b. 1923)

2012- Miljan Miljanić -Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1930)

2012- Richard Threlkeld -American journalist and author (b. 1937)

2013- Diogenes Allen -American philosopher and theologian (b. 1932)

2013- Bille Brown -Australian actor and playwright (b. 1952)

2013- Andrea Carrea -Italian cyclist (b. 1924)

2013- Jacki Clérico -French businessman (b. 1929)

2013- Rodney Mims Cook, Sr. -American lieutenant and politician (b. 1924)

2013- Enzo Hernández -Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1949)

2013- Mykhailo Horyn -Ukrainian activist and politician (b. 1930)

2013- Chia-Chiao Lin -Chinese-American mathematician and academic (b. 1916)

2013- Jerry Sisk, Jr. -American gemologist, co-founded Jewelry Television (b. 1953)

2013- Rusi Surti -Indian cricketer (b. 1936)

2013- Balagangadharanatha Swamiji -Indian religious leader (b. 1945)

2014- Bobby Collins (footballer)|Bobby Collins -Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1931)

2014- Anjali Devi -Indian actress and producer (b. 1927)

2014- Gary Grimshaw -American graphic designer (b. 1946)

2014- Kees IJmkers -Dutch politician (b. 1924)

2014- Ronny Jordan -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1962)

2014- Norm Parker -American football player and coach (b. 1941)

2014- Randal Tye Thomas -American journalist and politician (b. 1978)

2014- Waldemar von Gazen -German general and lawyer (b. 1917)