This Day in History

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Day History: January-22

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


565- Patriarch Eutychius of Constantinople|Eutychius -is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus.

613- Constantine III (Byzantine emperor)|Constantine -(8-month-old) is crowned as co-emperor (''Caesar (title)|Caesar'') by his father Heraclius at Constantinople.

1506-The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guard -arrives at the Vatican City|Vatican.

1517-The Ottoman Empire -under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo)|Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya.

1521-Emperor Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor|Charles V -opens the Diet of Worms

1555-The Ava Kingdom -falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in what is now present-day Burma.

1689-The Convention Parliament (1689)|Convention Parliament -convenes to determine whether James II of England|James II and VII, the last Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholic monarch of England, Ireland and Scotland, had vacated the thrones when he fled to France in 1688.

1824-The Ashantis -defeat British forces in the Gold Coast (British colony)|Gold Coast.

1849- Second Anglo-Sikh War -The Siege of Multan ends after nine months when the last Sikhism|Sikh defenders of Multan, Punjab region|Punjab, surrender.

1863-The January Uprising -breaks out in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. The aim of the national movement is to regain Polish–Lithuanian–Ruthenian Commonwealth from occupation by Russia.

1877- Arthur Tooth -an Anglicanism|Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using Ritualism|ritualist practices.

1879- Anglo-Zulu War -Battle of Isandlwana

1889- Columbia Phonograph -is formed in Washington, D.C.

1890-The United Mine Workers of America -is founded in Columbus, Ohio.

1899-Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne -to discuss confederation.

1901- Edward VII -is proclaimed King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.

1905- Bloody Sunday (1905)|Bloody Sunday -in Saint Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution.

1906-{{SS|Valencia}} runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island -British Columbia, killing more than 130.

1915-Over 600 people are killed in Guadalajara -Mexico, when a train Guadalajara train disaster|plunges off the tracks into a deep canyon.

1917- World War I -President of the United States|President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for "peace without victory" in Europe.

1919- Act Zluky -is signed, unifying the Ukrainian People's Republic and the West Ukrainian National Republic.

1924- Ramsay MacDonald -becomes the first Labour Party (UK)|Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1927- Teddy Wakelam -gives the first live radio commentary of a association football|football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United F.C.|Sheffield United at Arsenal Stadium|Highbury.

1941- World War II -British Empire|British and Commonwealth of Nations|Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Regio Esercito|Italian forces during Operation Compass#Tobruk|Operation Compass.

1944-World War II: The Allies of World War II|Allies -commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio, Italy.

1946-In Iran -Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people's Republic of Mahabad at Chuwarchira Square in the Kurdish city of Mahabad. He is the new president and Hadschi Baba Scheich is the prime minister.

1946-Creation of the ''Central Intelligence Group'', forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency -

1947- KTLA -the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.

1957- Israel -withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.

1957-The New York City "Mad Bomber", George P. Metesky -is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.

1959- Knox Mine disaster -Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith, Pennsylvania|Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.

1962-The Organization of American States -suspends Cuba's membership.

1963-The Élysée Treaty -of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.

1968- Apollo 5 -lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.

1968- Operation Igloo White -a US electronic surveillance system to stop People's Army of Vietnam|communist infiltration into South Vietnam begins installation.

1969-A gunman attempts to Brezhnev assassination attempt|assassinate Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev -

1970-The Boeing 747 -the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

1971-The Singapore Declaration -one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.

1973-The Supreme Court of the United States -delivers its decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.

1973-The crew of Apollo 17 -addresses a joint session of Congress after the completion of the final Apollo moon landing mission.

1973-A chartered Boeing 707 -explodes in flames upon landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria, killing 176.

1984-The Apple Macintosh -the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous ''"1984 (commercial)|1984"'' television commercial.

1987- Pennsylvania -politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself during a televised press conference, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.

1987- Philippines|Philippine -security forces Mendiola massacre|open fire on a crowd of 10,000–15,000 demonstrators at Malacañan Palace, Manila, killing 13.

1990- Robert Tappan Morris -is convicted of releasing the Morris worm|1988 Internet Computer worm.

1991- Gulf War -Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.

1992-Rebel forces occupy Zaire -s national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.

1992- Space Shuttle program -Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman and the first neurologist in space

1995- Israeli–Palestinian conflict -Beit Lid massacre

1999-Australian missionary Graham Staines -and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.

2002- Kmart -becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

2006- Evo Morales -is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.

2007-At least 88 people are killed when 22 January 2007 Baghdad bombings|two car bombs -explode in the Bab Al-Sharqi market in central Baghdad, Iraq.

Famous Birthdays


1263- Ibn Taymiyyah -Syirian scholar and theologian (d. 1328)

1440- Ivan III of Russia -(d. 1505)

1552- Walter Raleigh -English poet, soldier, courtier, spy and explorer (d. 1618)

1553- Mōri Terumoto -Japanese warlord (d. 1625)

1561- Francis Bacon -English philosopher (d. 1626)

1570- Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington -English politician, founded the Cotton library (d. 1631)

1592- Pierre Gassendi -French mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (d. 1655)

1654- Richard Blackmore -English physician and poet (d. 1729)

1690- Nicolas Lancret -French painter (d. 1743)

1729- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing -German author and philosopher (d. 1781)

1733- Philip Carteret -English admiral (d. 1796)

1740- Noah Phelps -American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 1809)

1781- François Habeneck -French violinist and conductor (d. 1849)

1788- Lord Byron -English poet (d. 1824)

1796- Karl Ernst Claus -Russian chemist (d. 1864)

1797- Maria Leopoldina of Austria -(d. 1826)

1799- Ludger Duvernay -Canadian journalist, publisher, and politician (d. 1852)

1831- Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein -(d. 1917)

1831- Joseph Alfred Slade -American businessman (d. 1864)

1840- Ernest Roland Wilberforce -English bishop (d. 1907)

1849- August Strindberg -Swedish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1912)

1858- Beatrice Webb -English economist (d. 1943)

1869- José Vicente de Freitas -Portuguese colonel and politician, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1952)

1869- Grigori Rasputin -a Russian peasant, mystic, adviser and healer (d. 1916)

1874- Edward Harkness -American philanthropist (d. 1940)

1874- Jay Hughes -American baseball player (d. 1924)

1875- D. W. Griffith -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1948)

1876- Warren McLaughlin -American baseball player (d. 1923)

1877- Tom Jones (baseball)|Tom Jones -American baseball player (d. 1923)

1879- Francis Picabia -French painter and poet (d. 1953)

1880- Bill O'Neill (baseball)|Bill O'Neill -American baseball player (d. 1920)

1880- Frigyes Riesz -Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)

1881- Ira Thomas -American baseball player (d. 1958)

1882- Theodore Kosloff -Russian-American actor, ballet dancer, and choreographer (d. 1956)

1886- John J. Becker -American composer (d. 1961)

1887- Helen Hoyt -American poet (d. 1972)

1889- Henri Pélissier -French cyclist (d. 1935)

1889- Amos Strunk -American baseball player (d. 1979)

1890- Fred M. Vinson -American politician and judge, 13th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1953)

1890- Vinko Žganec -Croatian ethnomusicologist (d. 1976)

1891- Antonio Gramsci -Italian philosopher and politician (d. 1937)

1892- Marcel Dassault -French businessman, founded Dassault Aviation (d. 1986)

1893- Conrad Veidt -German actor (d. 1943)

1897- Blind Willie Johnson -American singer and guitarist (d. 1945)

1897- Rosa Ponselle -American soprano (d. 1981)

1898- Ross Barnett -American politician, 52nd Governor of Mississippi (d. 1987)

1898- Denise Legeay -French actress (d. 1968)

1899- Martti Haavio -Finnish poet (d. 1973)

1900- Ernst Busch (actor)|Ernst Busch -German actor and singer (d. 1980)

1902- Daniel Kinsey -American hurdler (d. 1970)

1903- Fritz Houtermans -Polish physicist (d. 1966)

1903- Robin Milford -English composer (d. 1959)

1904- George Balanchine -Russian-American choreographer and director, co-founded the New York City Ballet (d. 1983)

1904- Arkady Gaidar -Russian author (d. 1941)

1904- John Milligan (baseball)|John Milligan -American baseball player (d. 1972)

1905- Willy Hartner -German physicist, historian, and academic (d. 1981)

1906- Joe Gladwin -English actor (d. 1987)

1906- Robert E. Howard -American author (d. 1936)

1907- Douglas Corrigan -American pilot (d. 1995)

1907- Dixie Dean -English footballer (d. 1980)

1907- Mary Dresselhuys -Dutch actress (d. 2004)

1908- Lev Landau -Russian physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

1908- Prince Oana -American baseball player (d. 1976)

1909- Porfirio Rubirosa -Dominican diplomat (d. 1965)

1909- Ann Sothern -American actress (d. 2001)

1909- U Thant -Burmese diplomat, 3rd United Nations Secretary General (d. 1974)

1911- Bruno Kreisky -Austrian politician, 22nd Chancellor of Austria (d. 1990)

1913- Henry Bauchau -Belgian psychoanalyst and author (d. 2012)

1913- William Conway (cardinal)|William Conway -Irish cardinal (d. 1977)

1913- Carl F. H. Henry -American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)

1914- Dimitris Dragatakis -Greek composer (d. 2001)

1914- Jacques Nguyễn Văn Mầu -Vietnamese bishop (d. 2013)

1915- Heinrich Albertz -German theologian and politician, List of mayors of Berlin|Mayor of Berlin (d. 1993)

1916- Bill Durnan -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1972)

1916- Henri Dutilleux -French composer (d. 2013)

1916- Harilal Upadhyay -Gujarati author, poet, and astrologist (d. 1994)

1917- Huck Geary -American baseball player (d. 1981)

1918- Elmer Lach -Canadian ice hockey player

1919- Diomedes Olivo -Dominican baseball player (d. 1977)

1920- Irving Kristol -American journalist, author and academic, founded ''The National Interest'' (d. 2009)

1920- Alf Ramsey -English footballer and manager (d. 1999)

1921- Arno Babajanian -Armenian pianist and composer (d. 1983)

1922- Howard Moss -American poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1987)

1923- Diana Dill -Bermudian actress

1924- J. J. Johnson -American trombonist and composer (d. 2001)

1924- Betty Lockwood, Baroness Lockwood -English activist and academic

1924- Ortvin Sarapu -New Zealand chess player (d. 1999)

1925- Johnny Bucha -American baseball player (d. 1996)

1925- Bobby Young -American baseball player (d. 1985)

1927- Lou Creekmur -American football player (d. 2009)

1928- Yoshihiko Amino -Japanese historian (d. 2004)

1928- Alan Grieve -English lawyer

1928- Shozo Shimamoto -Japanese painter (d. 2013)

1930- Mariví Bilbao -Spanish actress (d. 2013)

1930- Éamon de Buitléar -Irish accordion player and director (d. 2013)

1931- Sam Cooke -American singer-songwriter (The Soul Stirrers and The Highway Q.C.'s) (d. 1964)

1932- Berthold Grünfeld -Norwegian psychiatrist and sexologist (d. 2007)

1932- Piper Laurie -American actress

1933- Yuri Chesnokov (volleyball)|Yuri Chesnokov -Russian volleyball player and coach (d. 2010)

1934- Vijay Anand (Hindi film maker)|Vijay Anand -Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1934- Bill Bixby -American actor (d. 1993)

1934- Graham Kerr -English chef

1935- Seymour Cassel -American actor

1936- Ong Teng Cheong -Singaporean politician, 5th President of Singapore (d. 2002)

1936- Alan J. Heeger -American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1936- Nyree Dawn Porter -New Zealand-born actress (d. 2001)

1936- Peter Steen -Danish actor (d. 2013)

1937- Edén Pastora -Nicaraguan politician

1937- Joseph Wambaugh -American police officer and author

1938- Peter Beard -Australian photographer and author

1938- Altair Gomes de Figueiredo -Brazilian footballer

1939- Jørgen Garde -Danish admiral (d. 1996)

1939- Alfredo Palacio -Ecuadoran politician, President of Ecuador

1939- Jeff Smith (chef)|Jeff Smith -American chef and author (d. 2004)

1939- J.C. Tremblay -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1994)

1940- John Hurt -English actor

1940- George Seifert -American football player and coach

1940- Gillian Shephard -English politician, life peer

1941- Jaan Kaplinski -Estonian poet, philosopher, and critic

1942- Mimis Domazos -Greek footballer

1943- Marília Pêra -Brazilian actress

1943- Michael Spicer, Baron Spicer -English politician

1944- Khosrow Golsorkhi -Iranian journalist, poet, and activist (d. 1974)

1945- Arthur Beetson -Australian rugby player and coach (d. 2011)

1945- Jophery Brown -American baseball player, actor, and stuntman (d. 2014)

1945- Jean-Pierre Nicolas -French race car driver

1945- Christoph Schönborn -Bohemian-Austrian cardinal

1946- Malcolm McLaren -English singer-songwriter and manager (d. 2010)

1946- Serge Savard -Canadian ice hockey player

1947- Vladimir Oravsky -Czech-Swedish author and director

1948- Northern Calloway -American actor (d. 1990)

1948- Gilbert Levine -American conductor

1948- Roger Williams (British politician)|Roger Williams -Welsh politician

1949- Mike Caldwell (baseball)|Mike Caldwell -American baseball player

1949- Phil Miller -English guitarist (National Health, In Cahoots, Matching Mole, and Hatfield and the North)

1949- Steve Perry (musician)|Steve Perry -American singer-songwriter and producer (Journey (band)|Journey)

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

1950- Paul Bew -Irish historian and academic

1950- Pamela Salem -English actress

1951- Ondrej Nepela -Slovak figure skater (d. 1989)

1951- Leon Roberts -American baseball player

1951- Steve J. Spears -Australian playwright, actor, and singer (d. 2007)

1952- Ramón Avilés -Puerto Rican baseball player

1952- Ace Vergel -Filipino actor (d. 2007)

1953- Winfried Berkemeier -German footballer

1953- Myung-whun Chung -South Korean pianist and conductor

1953- Jim Jarmusch -American director and screenwriter

1954- Tully Blanchard -American wrestler

1954- Chris Lemmon -American actor

1954- Peter Pilz -Austrian politician

1955- Timothy R. Ferguson -American politician

1955- Thomas David Jones -American captain, pilot, and astronaut

1956- Steve Riley (drummer)|Steve Riley -American drummer (L.A. Guns, W.A.S.P., Keel (band)|Keel, and Steppenwolf (band)|Steppenwolf)

1956- John Wesley Shipp -American actor

1957- Mike Bossy -Canadian ice hockey player

1957- Brian Dayett -American baseball player

1957- Rene Requiestas -Filipino comedian and actor (d. 1993)

1957- Godfrey Thoma -Nauruan politician

1957- Francis Wheen -English journalist

1958- Nikos Anastopoulos -Greek footballer and manager

1959- Linda Blair -American actress

1960- Michael Hutchence -Australian singer-songwriter and actor (INXS and Max Q (Australian band)|Max Q) (d. 1997)

1961- Quintin Dailey -American basketball player (d. 2010)

1961- Daniel Johnston -American singer-songwriter

1962- Dajan Ahmet -Estonian actor (d. 2006)

1962- Sirous Ghayeghran -Iranian footballer (d. 1998)

1962- Jimmy Herring -American guitarist (Widespread Panic)

1962- Huw Irranca-Davies -Welsh politician

1962- Eric Schaeffer -American actor and director

1963- Nicola Duffett -English actress

1963- Javier Ortiz (baseball)|Javier Ortiz -American baseball player

1963- Andrei Tchmil -Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist

1963- Jeff Treadway -American baseball player

1964- Nigel Benn -English boxer

1964- Joe Dudek -American football player

1964- Wayne Kirby -American baseball player

1964- Stojko Vranković -Croatian basketball player

1965- Steven Adler -American drummer and songwriter (Guns N' Roses, Adler's Appetite, Hollywood Rose, and Road Crew)

1965- DJ Jazzy Jeff -American DJ, producer, and actor (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)

1965- Diane Lane -American actress

1965- Brian McCardie -Scottish actor

1965- Andrew Roachford -English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Mike + The Mechanics)

1965- Chintara Sukapatana -Thai actress

1967- Nick Gillingham -English swimmer

1967- Eleanor McEvoy -Irish singer-songwriter

1967- Manabu Nakanishi -Japanese wrestler

1967- Ecaterina Szabo -Romanian gymnast

1968- Guy Fieri -American chef, author, and television host

1968- Heath (musician)|Heath -Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player (X Japan)

1968- Frank Lebœuf -French footballer

1968- Raquel Cassidy -English actress

1968- Mauricio Serna -Colombian footballer

1969- Olivia d'Abo -English-American actress

1969- Keith Gordon (baseball)|Keith Gordon -American baseball player

1970- Abraham Olano -Spanish cyclist

1971- Stan Collymore -English footballer

1971- Jan Kaus -Estonian author

1971- Sergei Zamorski -Russian-Estonian footballer

1972- Katie Barberi -Mexican actress

1972- Gabriel Macht -American actor

1972- Romi Park -Japanese voice actress

1972- Gonzalo Rodríguez (racing driver)|Gonzalo Rodríguez -Uruguayan race car driver (d. 1999)

1972- Namrata Shirodkar -Indian actress

1973- Larry Birkhead -American photographer

1973- Rogério Ceni -Brazilian footballer

1974- Ava Devine -American porn actress

1974- Cameron McConville -Australian race car driver

1974- Joseph Muscat -Maltese politician, 13th Prime Minister of Malta

1975- Balthazar Getty -American actor and musician (Ringside)

1975- Felipe Giaffone -Brazilian race car driver

1975- James Murray (English actor)|James Murray -English actor

1975- David Výborný -Czech ice hockey player

1976- Jimmy Anderson (baseball)|Jimmy Anderson -American baseball player

1976- James Dearth -American football player

1977- Vazgen Azrojan -Armenian ice dancer

1977- Mario Domm -Mexican singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (Camila (band)|Camila)

1977- Jono Gibbes -New Zealand rugby player

1977- Tõnis Kimmel -Estonian architect

1977- Anna Linkova -Russian tennis player

1977- Hidetoshi Nakata -Japanese footballer

1977- Matthew Newton -Australian actor

1977- Aaron Rakers -American baseball player

1977- Luciano Andrade Rissutt -Brazilian footballer

1978- Chone Figgins -American baseball player

1979- Aidan Burley -New Zealand-English politician

1979- Carlos Ruiz (baseball)|Carlos Ruiz -Panamanian baseball player

1980- Jake Grove -American football player

1980- Christopher Masterson -American actor

1980- Subhash Ram Prajapati -Nepalese author and scholar

1980- Jonathan Woodgate -English footballer

1981- Willa Ford -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1981- Beverley Mitchell -American actress and singer

1981- Ben Moody -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Evanescence and We Are the Fallen)

1981- Ibrahima Sonko -French footballer

1981- Guy Wilks -English race car driver

1982- Fabricio Coloccini -Argentinian footballer

1982- Jason Peters -American football player

1983- Shaun Cody -American football player

1984- Ben Eager -Canadian ice hockey player

1984- Ubaldo Jiménez -Dominican baseball player

1984- Raica Oliveira -Brazilian model

1984- Leon Powe -American basketball player

1984- Maceo Rigters -Dutch footballer

1985- Orianthi -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1985- Fotios Papoulis -Greek footballer

1985- Mohamed Sissoko -Malian footballer

1986- Lee Pa-ni -South Korean model

1986- Maher Magri -Tunisian footballer

1986- Matt Simon -Australian footballer

1986- Daniel Wayne Smith -American son of Anna Nicole Smith (d. 2006)

1987- Astrid Jacobsen -Norwegian skier

1987- Shane Long -Irish footballer

1987- Ray Rice -American football player

1988- Asher Allen -American football player

1988- Greg Oden -American basketball player

1989- Theo Robinson -English-Jamaican footballer

1989- Nick Simmons -American actor and singer

1990- Alizé Cornet -French tennis player

1991- Stefan Kolb -German footballer

1991- Alex MacDowall -English race car driver

1992- Kimberly Ann Voltemas -Thai actor

1993- Rio Haryanto -Indonesian race car driver

1993- Tommy Knight -English actor

1993- Alex Marques -Portuguese footballer (d. 2013)

History of Deaths


239- Cao Rui -Chinese emperor (b. 205)

1536- Bernhard Knipperdolling -German religious leader (b. 1495)

1552- Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset -English general and politician, Lord High Treasurer|Lord High Treasurer of England (b. 1500)

1575- James Hamilton, Duke of Châtellerault -(b. 1516)

1599- Cristofano Malvezzi -Italian organist and composer (b. 1547)

1666- Shah Jahan -Mughal emperor (b. 1592)

1750- Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl -Bavarian politician (b. 1675)

1763- John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville -English politician (b. 1690)

1767- Johann Gottlob Lehmann (scientist)|Johann Gottlob Lehmann -German meteorologist and geologist (b. 1719)

1779- Jeremiah Dixon -English surveyor and astronomer (b. 1733)

1779- Claudius Smith -American guerrilla leader (b. 1736)

1798- Lewis Morris -American politician (b. 1726)

1840- Johann Friedrich Blumenbach -German anthropologist (b. 1752)

1840- Vincent Pallotti -Italian missionary and saint (b. 1795)

1879- Anthony Durnford -Irish colonel (b. 1830)

1879- Henry Pulleine -English colonel (b. 1838)

1892- Joseph P. Bradley -American jurist (b. 1813)

1900- David Edward Hughes -Welsh-American physicist, co-invented the microphone (b. 1831)

1901- Queen Victoria -of the United Kingdom (b. 1819)

1901- Emil Erlenmeyer -German chemist and academic (b. 1825)

1921- George Streeter -American captain and businessman (b. 1837)

1922- Fredrik Bajer -Danish politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1837)

1922- Pope Benedict XV -(b. 1854)

1922- Camille Jordan -French mathematician and academic (b. 1838)

1927- James Ford Rhodes -American historian and author (b. 1848)

1929- Emma Cooke -American archer (b. 1848)

1929- R. C. Lehmann -English journalist, author, and politician (b. 1856)

1930- Stephen Mather -American businessman and conservationist, co-founded the Thorkildsen-Mather Borax Company (b. 1867)

1931- László Batthyány-Strattmann -Hungarian physician and ophthalmologist (b. 1870)

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

1945- Else Lasker-Schüler -German poet and playwright (b. 1869)

1949- William Thomas Walsh -American author (b. 1891)

1950- Alan Hale, Sr. -American actor (b. 1892)

1950- Corinne Luchaire -French actress (b. 1921)

1951- Karl Nessler -German-American hairdresser, invented the Perm (hairstyle)|Perm (b. 1872)

1951- Lawson Robertson -Scottish-American high jumper (b. 1883)

1954- Princess Margaret of Prussia -(b. 1872)

1957- Ralph Barton Perry -American philosopher (b. 1876)

1959- Mike Hawthorn -English race car driver (b. 1929)

1964- Marc Blitzstein -American composer (b. 1905)

1966- Herbert Marshall -English-American actor and singer (b. 1890)

1967- Robert Henriques -English farmer and author (b. 1905)

1968- Duke Kahanamoku -American swimmer (b. 1890)

1971- Harry Frank Guggenheim -American businessman and publisher, co-founded ''Newsday'' (b. 1890)

1973- Lyndon B. Johnson -American politician, 36th President of the United States (b. 1908)

1975- Andrew George Burry -Swiss-American businessman (b. 1873)

1977- Johannes Terwogt -Dutch rower (b. 1878)

1978- Oliver Leese -English general (b. 1894)

1978- Herbert Sutcliffe -English cricketer (b. 1894)

1979- Ali Hassan Salameh -Palestinian rebel leader (b. 1940)

1980- Yitzhak Baer -German-Israeli historian (b. 1888)

1981- Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi -Pakistani historian and educator (b. 1903)

1982- Eduardo Frei Montalva -Chilean politician, 28th President of Chile (b. 1911)

1982- Tommy Tucker (singer)|Tommy Tucker -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1933)

1982- Pantelis Zervos -Greek actor (b. 1908)

1985- Arthur Bryant -English historian and journalist (b. 1899)

1987- R. Budd Dwyer -American politician (b. 1939)

1988- Parker Fennelly -American comedian and actor (b. 1891)

1989- S. Vithiananthan -Sri Lankan academic (b. 1924)

1991- Robert Choquette -Canadian author, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)

1993- Kōbō Abe -Japanese playwright and photographer (b. 1924)

1994- Jean-Louis Barrault -French actor and director (b. 1910)

1994- Rhett Forrester -American singer-songwriter (Riot (band)|Riot) (b. 1956)

1994- Telly Savalas -American actor (b. 1924)

1995- Jerry Blackwell -American wrestler (b. 1949)

1995- Rose Kennedy -American philanthropist (b. 1890)

1996- Israel Eldad -Polish-Israeli philosopher (b. 1910)

1997- Ron Holden -American singer (b. 1939)

1997- Billy Mackenzie -Scottish singer-songwriter (Associates (band)|Associates) (b. 1957)

1997- Wally Whyton -English singer-songwriter and broadcaster (The Vipers Skiffle Group) (b. 1929)

1999- Graham Staines -Australian missionary (b. 1941)

2000- Craig Claiborne -American journalist, author, and critic (b. 1920)

2000- Anne Hébert -Canadian author and poet (b. 1916)

2001- Tommie Agee -American baseball player (b. 1942)

2001- Roy Brown (clown)|Roy Brown -American clown and puppeteer (b. 1932)

2002- Stanley Marcus -American businessman and author (b. 1905)

2002- Peter Bardens -English keyboard player (Camel (band)|Camel, Mirage (band)|Mirage, and Shotgun Express) (b. 1945)

2003- Bill Mauldin -American cartoonist (b. 1921)

2004- Billy May -American trumpet player and composer (b. 1916)

2004- Tom Mead -Australian journalist and politician (b. 1918)

2004- Ann Miller -American actress and dancer (b. 1923)

2005- César Gutiérrez -Venezuelan baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1943)

2005- Carlo Orelli -Italian soldier (b. 1894)

2005- Consuelo Velázquez -Mexican pianist and songwriter (b. 1924)

2005- Rose Mary Woods -American secretary (b. 1917)

2007- Doug Blasdell -American personal trainer (b. 1962)

2007- Ngo Quang Truong -Vietnamese general (b. 1929)

2007- Abbé Pierre -French priest (b. 1912)

2008- Roberto Gari -American actor (b. 1920)

2008- Heath Ledger -Australian actor and director (b. 1979)

2008- Miles Lerman -Polish-American holocaust survivor and activist (b. 1920)

2009- Billy Werber -American baseball player (b. 1908)

2010- Louis R. Harlan -American historian and author (b. 1922)

2010- Iskandar of Johor -(b. 1932)

2010- Jean Simmons -English-American actress (b. 1929)

2012- Sarah Cullen -English journalist (b. 1949)

2012- Rita Gorr -Belgian soprano (b. 1926)

2012- André Green -French psychoanalyst and author (b. 1927)

2012- Moisés Kaiman -Polish-Mexican rabbi (b. 1913)

2012- Simon Marsden -English photographer and author (b. 1948)

2012- Joe Paterno -American football player and coach (b. 1926)

2012- Pierre Sudreau -French politician, List of Education Ministers of France|French Minister of National Education (b. 1919)

2012- Clarence Tillenius -Canadian painter and environmentalist (b. 1913)

2012- Dick Tufeld -American voice actor (b. 1926)

2013- Kevin Ash -English journalist (b. 1959)

2013- Robert Bonnaud -French historian and academic (b. 1929)

2013- John Cheng -Singaporean actor (b. 1961)

2013- Leslie Frankenheimer -American set designer (b. 1948)

2013- Anna Litvinova -Russian model, Miss Russia|Miss Russia 2006 (b. 1983)

2013- Lídia Mattos -Brazilian actress (b. 1924)

2013- Hinton Mitchem -American politician (b. 1938)

2013- Ted Talbert -American historian and journalist (b. 1942)

2013- Margareta Teodorescu -Romanian chess player (b. 1932)

2013- Lucyna Winnicka -Polish actress (b. 1928)

2014- Luis Ávalos -Cuban-American actor (b. 1946)

2014- Arthur Bellamy -English footballer (b. 1942)

2014- Fred Bertelmann -German singer and actor (b. 1925)

2014- Patrick Brooking -English general (b. 1937)

2014- Roy Cicala -American songwriter and producer (b. 1939)

2014- François Deguelt -French singer (b. 1932)

2014- Pierre Jalbert -Canadian-American actor (b. 1925)

2014- Serhiy Nigoyan -Ukrainian activist (b. 1993)

2014- Maziar Partow -Iranian cinematographer (b. 1933)

2014- Akkineni Nageswara Rao -Indian actor and producer (b. 1924)