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Day History: January-6

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Events History


754- Pepin the Short|Pepin III (the Short) -is re-consecrated by Pope Stephen II as List of Frankish kings#Kings of the Franks|King of the Franks at the Basilica of St Denis|Basilica of Saint-Denis outside Paris.

1066- Harold Godwinson -(or Harold II) is crowned King of England.

1118- Reconquista -Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.

1205- Philip of Swabia -becomes King of the Romans.

1322- Stephen Uroš III Dečanski of Serbia|Stephen Uroš III -is crowned Kingdom of Serbia (medieval)|King of Serbia.

1355- Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor|Charles I of Bohemia -is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.

1449- Constantine XI Palaiologos|Constantine XI -is crowned List of Byzantine emperors|Byzantine Emperor at Mystras.

1492- Ferdinand and Isabella -The Catholic Monarchs enter Granada, completing the Reconquista.

1540-King Henry VIII of England -marries Anne of Cleves.

1579-The Union of Arras -is signed.

1661- Restoration (England)|English Restoration -The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London|London, England.

1690- Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor|Joseph -son of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor|Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.

1721-The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Company|South Sea Bubble -publishes its findings.

1781-In the Battle of Jersey -the Great Britain|British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey.

1809-Combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces begin the Invasion of Cayenne (1809)|Invasion of Cayenne -during the Napoleonic Wars.

1838- Alfred Vail -demonstrates a telegraphy|telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).

1839-The Night of the Big Wind|most damaging storm in 300 years -sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.

1853- President-elect of the United States -Franklin Pierce and Jane Pierce|his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts. Pierce's 11-year-old son Benjamin is killed in the crash.

1870-The inauguration of the Musikverein -in Vienna|Vienna, Austria.

1893-The Washington National Cathedral -is chartered by United States Congress|Congress. The charter is signed by President of the United States|President Benjamin Harrison.

1900- Second Boer War -Having already Siege of Ladysmith|sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal|Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|British defenders.

1907- Maria Montessori -opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome|Rome, Italy.

1912- New Mexico -is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.

1912- Germany|German -Geophysics|geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.

1921-Formation of the Iraqi Army -

1929-King Alexander I of Yugoslavia|Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes -suspends Kingdom of Yugoslavia|his country's constitution (the 6 January Dictatorship|January 6th Dictatorship).

1929- Mother Teresa -arrives in Kolkata|Calcutta, India to begin her work among India's poorest and sick people.

1930-The first Diesel engine|diesel -engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis|Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York City|New York, New York.

1931- Thomas Edison -submits his last patent application.

1941-United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt -delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.

1947- Pan American World Airways|Pan American Airlines -becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.

1950-The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China -The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response.

1951- Ganghwa massacre -Korean War.

1953-The first Asian Socialist Conference -opens in Yangon|Rangoon, Burma.

1960- National Airlines Flight 2511 -is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami|Miami, Florida.

1960-The Associations Law -comes into force in Iraq, allowing registration of political parties.

1967- Vietnam War -United States Marine Corps and Army of the Republic of Vietnam|ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.

1974-In response to the 1973 oil crisis -daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.

1978-The Holy Crown of Hungary|Crown of St. Stephen -(also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II.

1992- President of Georgia -Zviad Gamsakhurdia flees the country as a result of the military Coup d'état|coup.

1993-Indian Border Security Force -units Sopore massacre|kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.

1994- Nancy Kerrigan -is clubbed on the knee at the United States Figure Skating Championships|U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit|Detroit, Michigan.

1995-A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila|Manila, Philippines -leads to the discovery of plans for Bojinka plot|Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.

2000-Celia, the last Pyrenean Ibex -was found dead after a treehad landed on her.

2005- African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)|American Civil Rights Movement -Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 Mississippi civil rights workers murders|murders of three civil rights workers.

2005-A Graniteville train disaster|train collision -in Graniteville, South Carolina, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.

Famous Birthdays


1367- Richard II of England -(d. 1400)

1412- Joan of Arc -French saint (d. 1431)

1486- Martin Agricola -German composer and theorist (d. 1556)

1488- Helius Eobanus Hessus -German poet (d. 1540)

1525- Caspar Peucer -German physician and scholar (d. 1602)

1561- Thomas Fincke -Danish mathematician and physicist (d. 1656)

1587- Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares -(d. 1645)

1595- Claude Favre de Vaugelas -French grammarian and courtier (d. 1650)

1617- Christoffer Gabel -Danish politician (d. 1673)

1655- Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg -(d. 1720)

1670- Alexander Gordon (general)|Alexander Gordon -Scottish-Russian military commander (d. 1752)

1673- James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos -English academic and politician (d. 1744)

1695- Giuseppe Sammartini -Italian oboe player and composer (d. 1750)

1702- José de Nebra -Spanish composer (d. 1768)

1714- Percivall Pott -English physician (d. 1788)

1745- Montgolfier brothers|Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier -French inventor, co-invented the hot air balloon (d. 1799)

1766- Mihály Fazekas -Hungarian author (d. 1828)

1785- Andreas Mustoxydis -Greek historian and philologist (d. 1860)

1793- James Madison Porter -American politician, 18th United States Secretary of War (d. 1862)

1795- Anselme Payen -French chemist (d. 1871)

1799- Jedediah Smith -American hunter, explorer, and author (d. 1831)

1803- Henri Herz -Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1888)

1807- Joseph Petzval -German-Hungarian mathematician and physicist (d. 1891)

1808- Joseph Pitty Couthouy -American conchologist and palaeontologist (d. 1864)

1811- Charles Sumner -American politician (d. 1874)

1812- Melchora Aquino -Filipino activist (d. 1919)

1819- Baldassare Verazzi -Italian painter (d. 1886)

1822- Heinrich Schliemann -German archaeologist (d. 1890)

1832- Gustave Doré -French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)

1836- Ludwig Schüler -German politician, List of mayors of Marburg|Mayor of Marburg (d. 1930)

1838- Max Bruch -German composer and conductor (d. 1920)

1842- Clarence King -American geologist, mountaineer, and critic (d. 1901)

1848- Hristo Botev -Bulgarian poet (d. 1876)

1850- Eduard Bernstein -German politician (d. 1932)

1850- Franz Xaver Scharwenka -Polish-German pianist and composer (d. 1924)

1856- Giuseppe Martucci -Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1909)

1857- Hugh Mahon -Irish-Australian politician (d. 1931)

1857- William Russell (governor)|William E. Russell -American politician, 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)

1859- Samuel Alexander -Australian-English philosopher (d. 1938)

1861- Victor Horta -Belgian architect and designer (d. 1947)

1861- George Lloyd (bishop of Saskatchewan)|George Lloyd -English-Canadian bishop and theologian (d. 1940)

1861- János Zsupánek -Slovene-Hungarian author and poet (d. 1951)

1868- Stefan Luchian -Romanian painter (d. 1917)

1868- Vittorio Monti -Italian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1922)

1870- Gustav Bauer -German politician, 11th Chancellor of Germany (German Reich)|Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)

1872- Alexander Scriabin -Russian pianist and composer (d. 1915)

1874- Fred Niblo -American actor, director, and producer (d. 1948)

1875- Leslie Green -British architect (d. 1908)

1878- Adeline Genée -Danish-English ballerina (d. 1970)

1878- Carl Sandburg -American poet and historian (d. 1967)

1880- Tom Mix -American actor (d. 1940)

1882- Aleksandra Ekster -Russian painter (d. 1949)

1882- Fan S. Noli -Albanian-American bishop and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1965)

1882- Sam Rayburn -American politician, 48th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1961)

1883- Kahlil Gibran -Lebanese-American poet (d. 1931)

1883- Frank Haller -American boxer (d. 1939)

1896- Péter Veres (politician)|Péter Veres -Hungarian politician, Ministry of Defence (Hungary)|Minister of Defense of Hungary (d. 1970)

1898- James Fitzmaurice (pilot)|James Fitzmaurice -Irish pilot (d. 1965)

1898- Charles E. Pont -American minister and painter (d. 1971)

1899- Phyllis Haver -American actress (d. 1960)

1899- Heinrich Nordhoff -German engineer (d. 1968)

1900- Kathryn Hulme -American author (d. 1981)

1900- Maria of Yugoslavia -(d. 1961)

1902- Helmut Poppendick -German physician (d. 1994)

1903- Maurice Abravanel -Greek-American conductor (d. 1993)

1903- Francis L. Sullivan -English actor (d. 1956)

1905- Idris Davies -Welsh poet (d. 1953)

1907- David Fleay -Australian ornithologist and zoologist (d. 1993)

1908- Menachem Avidom -Hungarian-Israeli composer (d. 1995)

1910- G. N. Balasubramaniam -Indian singer (d. 1965)

1910- Wright Morris -American author and photographer (d. 1998)

1910- Yiannis Papaioannou -Greek composer (d. 1989)

1912- Jacques Ellul -French philosopher and social critic (d. 1994)

1912- Danny Thomas -American actor and producer (d. 1991)

1913- Edward Gierek -Polish politician (d. 2001)

1913- Loretta Young -American actress (d. 2000)

1914- Godfrey Edward Arnold -Austrian-American academic (d. 1989)

1915- Don Edwards -American soldier, lawyer, and politician

1915- John C. Lilly -American psychoanalyst (d. 2001)

1915- Alan Watts -English-American philosopher (d. 1973)

1916- Eugene Thomas Maleska -American journalist (d. 1993)

1916- Vincent Serventy -Australian ornithologist, and author (d. 2007)

1917- Koo Chen-fu -Taiwanese businessman and diplomat (d. 2005)

1918- Bharat Vyas -Indian lyricist (d. 1982)

1920- Giovanni D'Ascenzi -Italian bishop (d. 2013)

1920- Bill Sirs -English union leader

1920- John Maynard Smith -English biologist (d. 2004)

1920- Doris Stokes -English psychic (d. 1987)

1920- Early Wynn -American baseball player (d. 1999)

1921- Marianne Grunberg-Manago -Russian-French biochemist (d. 2013)

1921- Cary Middlecoff -American golfer (d. 1998)

1923- Norman Kirk -New Zealand politician, 29th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1974)

1923- Jacobo Timerman -Argentine journalist and author (d. 1999)

1924- Earl Scruggs -American banjo player (Flatt and Scruggs) (d. 2012)

1925- John DeLorean -American engineer and businessman, founded the DeLorean Motor Company (d. 2005)

1926- Ralph Branca -American baseball player

1926- Pat Flaherty -American race car driver (d. 2002)

1926- Kid Gavilan -Cuban boxer (d. 2003)

1926- Mickey Hargitay -Hungarian-American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)

1926- Günter Rössler -German photographer and journalist (d. 2012)

1927- Jesse Leonard Steinfeld -American physician and academic, 11th Surgeon General of the United States (d. 2014)

1928- Capucine -French actress and model (d. 1990)

1928- George H. Ross -American lawyer and businessman

1929- Anne Rogers Clark -American dog breeder and trainer (d. 2006)

1929- Babrak Karmal -Afghan politician (d. 1996)

1930- W. Wallace Cleland -American biochemist and educator (d. 2013)

1930- Vic Tayback -American actor (d. 1990)

1931- E. L. Doctorow -American author

1931- Juan Goytisolo -Spanish poet and author

1931- P. J. Kavanagh -English poet and author

1931- Dickie Moore (ice hockey)|Dickie Moore -Canadian ice hockey player

1932- Stuart A. Rice -American chemist

1933- Leszek Drogosz -Polish boxer and actor (d. 2012)

1933- Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov -Russian astronaut (d. 2003)

1933- Ian McColl, Baron McColl of Dulwich -English surgeon and politician

1933- Emil Steinberger (actor)|Emil Steinberger -Swiss actor, director, and screenwriter

1933- Fred L. Turner -American businessman (d. 2013)

1934- Harry M. Miller -Australian publicist

1934- Sylvia Syms -English actress

1934- John Wieners -American poet (d. 2002)

1935- Nino Tempo -American singer and actor

1936- Rubén Amaro, Sr. -Mexican baseball player

1936- Darlene Hard -American tennis player

1936- Julio María Sanguinetti -Uruguayan journalist, lawyer, and politician, 29th President of Uruguay|Constitutional President of Uruguay

1937- Paolo Conte -Italian singer-songwriter and pianist

1937- Lou Holtz -American football player, coach, and sportscaster

1937- Doris Troy -American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

1938- Adriano Celentano -Italian singer-songwriter, actor, and director

1938- Adrienne Clarke -Australian botanist and academic

1938- Mario Rodríguez Cobos -Argentinian philosopher (d. 2010)

1938- William E. Connolly -American political theorist

1939- Georgios Babiniotis -Greek linguist and philologist

1939- Murray Rose -Australian swimmer (d. 2012)

1940- Penny Lernoux -American journalist (d. 1989)

1940- Van McCoy -American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1979)

1942- Yiannis Boutaris -Greek businessman and politician

1943- Hak Ja Han -South Korean wife of Sun Myung Moon

1943- Terry Venables -English footballer and manager

1944- Bonnie Franklin -American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1944- Rolf M. Zinkernagel -Swiss immunologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1945- Allen Appel -American author

1945- Barry John -Welsh rugby player

1945- Barry Lopez -American author

1946- Syd Barrett -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pink Floyd and Stars (UK band)|Stars) (d. 2006)

1947- Sandy Denny -English singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, and Strawbs) (d. 1978)

1947- Ian Millar -Canadian horse rider

1948- Guy Gardner (astronaut)|Guy Gardner -American colonel and astronaut

1949- C. D. Wright -American poet

1950- Louis Freeh -American jurist, 10th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

1951- Don Gullett -American baseball player

1951- Kim Wilson -American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)

1952- Larry Latham (wrestler)|Larry Latham -American wrestler (d. 2003)

1952- Frank Sivero -Italian-American actor

1953- Malcolm Young -Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (AC/DC and Marcus Hook Roll Band)

1954- Yuji Horii -Japanese video game designer, created ''Dragon Quest''

1954- Anthony Minghella -English director and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1954- Karen Moras -Australian swimmer

1954- Trudie Styler -English actress

1955- Rowan Atkinson -English comedian and actor

1955- Richard Corbett -English politician

1956- Angus Deayton -English comedian and actor

1956- Elizabeth Strout -American author

1956- Justin Welby -English archbishop

1956- Clive Woodward -English rugby player and coach

1957- Michael Foale -English-American astrophysicist and astronaut

1957- Nancy Lopez -American golfer

1958- Themos Anastasiadis -Greek journalist

1958- Scott Bryce -American actor

1958- Margus Hanson -Estonian politician

1959- Kapil Dev -Indian cricketer

1959- Kathy Sledge -American singer (Sister Sledge)

1960- Paul Azinger -American golfer

1960- Kari Jalonen -Finnish ice hockey player

1960- Nigella Lawson -English chef and author

1960- Howie Long -American football player and actor

1960- Andrea Thompson -American actress

1961- Georges Jobé -Belgian motocross racer (d. 2012)

1962- Michael Houser -American guitarist (Widespread Panic) (d. 2002)

1962- Vangelis Vlachos -Greek footballer

1963- Norm Charlton -American baseball player

1963- Tony Halme -Finnish wrestler, actor, and politician (d. 2010)

1963- Tina Landon -Mexican-American choreographer

1963- Ian Lavery -English politician

1964- Denise Borino -American actress (d. 2010)

1964- Charles Haley -American football player

1964- Konnan -Cuban-American wrestler

1964- Henry Maske -German boxer

1964- Jacqueline Moore -American wrestler

1964- Mark O'Toole (musician)|Mark O'Toole -English bass player (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

1964- Rafael Vidal -Venezuelan swimmer and sportscaster (d. 2005)

1964- Yuri (Mexican singer)|Yuri -Mexican singer and actress

1965- Muhammed al-Ahari -American educator, author, and scholar

1965- Bjørn Lomborg -Danish author and academic

1966- Ipče Ahmedovski -Macedonian singer (d. 1994)

1966- Fernando Carrillo -Venezuelan actor

1966- Sharon Cuneta -Filipino singer and actress

1966- A. R. Rahman -Indian singer-songwriter, producer, and composer (SuperHeavy)

1968- John Singleton -American director

1969- Norman Reedus -American model and actor

1970- José Carabalí -Venezuelan runner

1970- Julie Chen -American journalist and producer

1970- Sofia Kligkopoulou -Greek basketball player

1970- Gabrielle Reece -American volleyball player

1971- Karin Slaughter -American author

1971- Irwin Thomas -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Southern Sons and Electric Mary)

1971- Gary Wiseman -American drummer (Bowling for Soup)

1972- Nek -Italian singer-songwriter

1973- Scott Ferguson -Canadian ice hockey player

1973- Vasso Karantasiou -Greek volleyball player

1974- Daniel Cordone -Argentine footballer

1974- Paul Grant (basketball)|Paul Grant -American basketball player

1975- Nicole DeHuff -American actress (d. 2005)

1975- James Farrior -American football player

1975- Jason King (radio)|Jason King -English radio and television host

1975- Yukana -Japanese voice actress

1976- Johnny Yong Bosch -American actor

1976- Lu Yi (actor)|Lu Yi -Chinese actor and singer

1976- Danny Pintauro -American actor

1976- Daniel Tynell -Swedish skier

1976- Richard Zedník -Slovak ice hockey player

1977- Marc Johnson (skateboarder)|Marc Johnson -American skateboarder

1978- Nikki Einfeld -Canadian soprano

1978- Casey Fossum -American baseball player

1978- Bubba Franks -American football player

1978- Tara Spencer-Nairn -Canadian actress

1979- Camila Grey -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mellowdrone and Uh Huh Her (band)|Uh Huh Her)

1980- Steed Malbranque -French footballer

1980- Apostolia Zoi -Greek singer

1980- Sam Sallon -English singer-songwriter

1981- Mike Jones (rapper)|Mike Jones -American rapper and actor

1981- Rinko Kikuchi -Japanese actress

1981- Jérémie Renier -Belgian-French actor

1981- Asante Samuel -American football player

1982- Gilbert Arenas -American basketball player

1982- Brian Bass -American baseball player

1982- Tiffany Pollard -American actress

1982- Eddie Redmayne -English actor

1983- Adam Burish -American ice hockey player

1983- Mithra Jin -South Korean rapper (Epik High)

1983- Natali Thanou -Greek-Serbian model

1986- Paul McShane (Irish footballer)|Paul McShane -Irish footballer

1986- Petter Northug -Norwegian skier

1986- Irina Shayk -Russian-American model

1986- Benjamin Simm -German rugby player

1986- Mike Teel -American football player

1986- Alex Turner (musician)|Alex Turner -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Arctic Monkeys and The Last Shadow Puppets)

1987- Gemma Gibbons -English martial artist

1987- Bongani Khumalo -South African footballer

1987- Zhang Lin (swimmer)|Zhang Lin -Chinese swimmer

1988- Mikael Daez -Filipino model and actor

1989- Andy Carroll -English footballer

1989- James Durbin (singer)|James Durbin -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1989- Max Pirkis -English actor

1993- Lil Reese -American rapper

1994- Jameis Winston -American football player

1994- JB (South Korean musician)|JB -South Korean singer, dancer and actor (Got7 and JJ Project)

1996- Kishan Shrikanth -Indian actor

History of Deaths


429- Honoratus -French archbishop (b. 350)

664- 'Amr ibn al-'As -Arabian general (b. 583)

786- Abo of Tiflis -Iraqi martyr and saint (b. 756)

884- Hasan ibn Zayd -Tabaristan ruler

1088- Berengar of Tours -French theologian (b. 999)

1275- Raymond of Penyafort -Catalan saint (b. 1175)

1387- Peter IV of Aragon -(b. 1319)

1481- Ahmed Khan bin Küchük -Mongolian ruler

1537- Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence -(b. 1510)

1537- Baldassare Peruzzi -Italian architect and painter, designed the Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne (b. 1481)

1616- Philip Henslowe -English businessman (b. 1550)

1646- Elias Holl -German architect, designed the Augsburg Town Hall (b. 1573)

1689- Seth Ward (bishop)|Seth Ward -English bishop, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1617)

1693- Mehmed IV -Ottoman sultan (b. 1642)

1711- Philips van Almonde -Dutch admiral (b. 1646)

1718- Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina -Italian jurist (b. 1664)

1725- Chikamatsu Monzaemon -Japanese playwright (b. 1653)

1731- Étienne François Geoffroy -French chemist (b. 1672)

1734- John Dennis (dramatist)|John Dennis -English playwright (b. 1657)

1813- Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers -French general (b. 1764)

1829- Josef Dobrovský -Czech philologist (b. 1753)

1831- Rodolphe Kreutzer -French violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1766)

1840- Fanny Burney -English author (b. 1752)

1847- Tyagaraja -Indian composer (b. 1767)

1852- Louis Braille -French educator, invented braille (b. 1809)

1855- Giacomo Beltrami -Italian jurist, explorer, and author (b. 1779)

1872- James Fisk (financier)|James Fisk -American businessman (b. 1834)

1882- Richard Henry Dana, Jr. -American author (b. 1815)

1884- Gregor Johann Mendel -Austrian geneticist (b. 1822)

1885- Peter Christen Asbjørnsen -Norwegian author and scholar (b. 1812)

1885- Bhartendu Harishchandra -Indian author (b. 1850)

1896- Thomas W. Knox -American journalist and author (b. 1835)

1905- George Van Cleaf -American water polo player (b. 1880)

1913- Frederick Hitch -English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1856)

1918- Georg Cantor -German mathematician (b. 1845)

1919- Max Heindel -Danish astrologer and mystic (b. 1865)

1919- Theodore Roosevelt -American politician, 26th President of the United States (b. 1858)

1921- Devil Anse Hatfield -American Guerrilla warfare|guerrilla leader (b. 1839)

1922- Jakob Rosanes -German mathematician (b. 1842)

1928- Alvin Kraenzlein -American hurdler and long jumper (b. 1876)

1933- Vladimir de Pachmann -Russian-German pianist (b. 1848)

1934- Herbert Chapman -English footballer and manager (b. 1878)

1937- André Bessette -Canadian saint (b. 1845)

1941- Charley O'Leary -American baseball player (b. 1882)

1942- Emma Calvé -French soprano (b. 1858)

1942- Henri de Baillet-Latour -Belgian 3rd President of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1876)

1944- Jacques Rosenbaum -Estonian-German architect (b. 1878)

1944- Ida Tarbell -American journalist (b. 1857)

1945- Edith Frank -German mother of Anne Frank (b. 1900)

1945- Vladimir Vernadsky -Russian mineralogist (b. 1863)

1949- Victor Fleming -American director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1883)

1952- Sofoklis Dousmanis -Greek admiral (b. 1868)

1966- Jean Lurçat -French painter (b. 1892)

1972- Chen Yi (general)|Chen Yi -Chinese general and politician, 2nd Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (b. 1901)

1974- David Alfaro Siqueiros -Mexican painter (b. 1896)

1978- Burt Munro -New Zealand motorcycle racer (b. 1899)

1980- Georgeanna Tillman -American singer (The Marvelettes) (b. 1944)

1980- Raymond Mays -English race car driver (b. 1899)

1981- A. J. Cronin -Scottish physician and author (b. 1896)

1984- Ernest Laszlo -Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1898)

1990- Pavel Alekseyevich Čerenkov -Russian physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

1990- Ian Charleson -Scottish actor (b. 1949)

1993- Dizzy Gillespie -American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (b. 1917)

1993- Richard Mortensen -Danish painter (b. 1910)

1993- Rudolf Nureyev -Russian dancer (b. 1938)

1994- Virginia Clinton Kelley -American mother of Bill Clinton (b. 1923)

1995- Joe Slovo -Lithuanian-South African politician (b. 1926)

1997- Catherine Scorsese -Italian-American actress (b. 1912)

1999- Michel Petrucciani -French pianist (b. 1962)

2000- Don Martin (cartoonist)|Don Martin -American cartoonist (b. 1931)

2003- Hirini Melbourne -New Zealand singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1949)

2004- Pierre Charles -Dominican politician, 5th Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)

2004- Charles Dumas -American high jumper (b. 1937)

2004- Francesco Scavullo -American photographer (b. 1921)

2005- Lois Hole -Canadian politician, 15th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta (b. 1933)

2005- Louis Robichaud -Canadian politician, 25th Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1925)

2006- Lou Rawls -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1933)

2006- Hugh Thompson, Jr. -American pilot (b. 1943)

2007- Mario Danelo -American football player (b. 1985)

2007- Sneaky Pete Kleinow -American guitarist and songwriter (The Flying Burrito Brothers) (b. 1934)

2007- Roberta Wohlstetter -American historian (b. 1912)

2008- Alekos Michaelides -Cypriot politician (b. 1933)

2008- Pramod Karan Sethi -Indian Surgeon (b. 1927)

2009- Ron Asheton -American guitarist, songwriter, and actor (The Stooges, The New Order (band)|The New Order, New Race, and Destroy All Monsters (band)|Destroy All Monsters) (b. 1948)

2009- Maria Dimitriadi -Greek singer (b. 1950)

2009- John Scott Martin -English actor (b. 1926)

2010- James von Brunn -American murderer (b. 1920)

2011- Uche Okafor -Nigerian footballer (b. 1967)

2012- Tom Ardolino -American drummer (NRBQ) (b. 1955)

2012- Roger Boisjoly -American aerodynamicist and engineer (b. 1938)

2012- John Celardo -American illustrator (b. 1918)

2012- Bob Holness -English radio and television host (b. 1928)

2012- W. Francis McBeth -American composer (b. 1933)

2012- Ellen Pence -American sociologist and activist (b. 1948)

2012- Sybil Plumlee -American police officer and educator (b. 1911)

2012- Spike Pola -Australian footballer (b. 1914)

2012- Clive Shell -Welsh rugby player and coach (b. 1947)

2013- Neil Adcock -South African cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1931)

2013- Qazi Hussain Ahmad -Pakistani scholar and politician (b. 1938)

2013- Gerard Helders -Dutch jurist and politician (b. 1905)

2013- John Ingram (politician)|John Ingram -American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)

2013- Metin Kaçan -Turkish author (b. 1961)

2013- Jon Ander López -Spanish footballer (b. 1976)

2013- Madanjeet Singh -Indian diplomat, author, and philanthropist (b. 1924)

2013- Ruth Carter Stevenson -American art collector, founded the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (b. 1923)

2013- Cho Sung-min -South Korean baseball player (b. 1973)

2013- Bart Van den Bossche -Flemish singer and actor (b. 1964)

2014- Bob Bolen -American businessman and politician (b. 1926)

2014- Don Chuy -American football player (b. 1941)

2014- Marina Ginestà -French soldier and photographer (b. 1919)

2014- Aitzaz Hasan -Pakistani student (b. 1999)

2014- Larry D. Mann -Canadian-American actor (b. 1922)

2014- Thomas Patrick Melady -American academic and diplomat (b. 1927)

2014- Carlos Padilla Velásquez -Honduran footballer and manager (b. 1934)

2014- H. Owen Reed -American composer and conductor (b. 1910)

2014- Julian Rotter -American psychologist and academic (b. 1916)

2014- Mónica Spear -Venezuelan model and actress, Miss Venezuela 2004 (b. 1984)

2014- Don Ward (ice hockey)|Don Ward -Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1935)