This Day in History

Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.

Events History


69- Tiberius Julius Alexander -orders his Roman legions in Alexandria to swear allegiance to Vespasian as Roman Emperor|Emperor.

552- Battle of Taginae -Byzantine Empire|Byzantine forces under Narses defeat the Ostrogoths in Italy. During the fightings king Totila is mortally wounded.

1097- Battle of Dorylaeum (1097)|Battle of Dorylaeum -Crusaders led by prince Bohemond I of Antioch|Bohemond of Taranto defeat a Seljuk Turks|Seljuk army led by sultan Kilij Arslan I.

1431-The Battle of La Higueruela -takes place in Granada, leading to a modest advance of the Kingdom of Castile during the Reconquista.

1523- Johann Esch and Heinrich Voes -become the first Lutheran martyrs, burned at the stake by Roman Catholic authorities in Brussels.

1569- Union of Lublin -The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania confirm a real union; the united country is called the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth or the Republic of Both Nations.

1643-First meeting of the Westminster Assembly -a council of theologians ("divines") and members of the Parliament of England appointed to restructure the Church of England, at Westminster Abbey in London.

1690- Glorious Revolution -Battle of the Boyne in Ireland (as reckoned under the Julian calendar).

1766- Jean-François de la Barre -a young French nobleman, is tortured and Decapitation|beheaded before his body is burnt on a pyre along with a copy of Voltaire's ''Dictionnaire philosophique'' nailed to his torso for the crime of not saluting a Roman Catholic religious procession in Abbeville, France.

1770- Lexell's Comet -passes closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u.

1782- Raid on Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (1782)|Raid on Lunenburg -American privateers attack the British settlement of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

1837-A system of civil registration -of births, marriages and deaths is established in England and Wales.

1855-Signing of the Quinault Treaty -The Quinault people|Quinault and the Quileute people|Quileute cede their land to the United States.

1858-Joint reading of Charles Darwin -and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society in London.

1862-The Russian State Library -is founded as The Library of the Moscow Public Museum.

1862- Princess Alice of the United Kingdom -second daughter of Queen Victoria, marries Prince Louis of Hesse, the future Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse.

1862- American Civil War -The Battle of Malvern Hill takes place. It is the final battle in the Seven Days Campaign, part of George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign.

1863- Keti Koti -(Emancipation Day) in Suriname, marking the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands.

1863-American Civil War: The Battle of Gettysburg -begins.

1867-The Constitution Act, 1867|British North America Act of 1867 -takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the Federation|federal dominion of Canada; Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada. This date is commemorated annually in Canada as Canada Day, a national holiday.

1870-The United States Department of Justice -formally comes into existence.

1873- Prince Edward Island -joins the Canadian Confederation.

1874-The Sholes and Glidden typewriter -the first commercially successful typewriter, goes on sale.

1878-Canada joins the Universal Postal Union -

1879- Charles Taze Russell -publishes the first edition of the religious magazine ''The Watchtower''.

1881-The world's first international telephone call -is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.

1881-General Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell Reforms|Cardwell -and Childers Reforms|Childers reforms of the British Army, comes into effect.

1885-The United States terminates reciprocity (Canadian politics)|reciprocity -and fishery agreement with Canada.

1890-Canada and Bermuda -are linked by telegraphy|telegraph cable.

1898- Spanish–American War -The Battle of San Juan Hill is fought in Santiago de Cuba.

1903-Start of 1903 Tour de France|first Tour de France -Bicycle racing|bicycle race.

1908- SOS -is adopted as the international distress signal.

1911-Germany despatches the gunship '' SMS Panther|Panther -' to Morocco, sparking the Agadir Crisis.

1915-'' Leutnant -' Kurt Wintgens of the then-named German Luftstreitkräfte|''Fliegertruppe'' air service achieves the first known aerial victory with a Synchronization gear|synchronized machine-gun armed fighter plane, the Fokker E.I|Fokker M.5K/MG ''Eindecker''.

1916- World War I -First day on the Somme: On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded.

1921-The Communist Party of China -is founded.

1922-The Great Railroad Strike of 1922 -begins in the United States.

1923-The Canadian Parliament -suspends all History of Chinese immigration to Canada|Chinese immigration.

1931- United Airlines -begins service (as Boeing Air Transport).

1935- Regina, Saskatchewan -police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police ambush strikers participating in the On-to-Ottawa Trek.

1942- World War II -First Battle of El Alamein.

1942-The Australian Federal Government -becomes the sole collector of income tax in Australia as State Income Tax is abolished.

1943- Tokyo City -merges with Tokyo Prefecture and is dissolved. Since this date, no city in Japan has the name "Tokyo" (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city).

1947-The Philippine Air Force -is established.

1948- Muhammad Ali Jinnah -(Quaid-i-Azam) inaugurates Pakistan's central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan.

1949-The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin -and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin Royal Family.

1957-The International Geophysical Year -begins.

1958-The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation -links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.

1958-Flooding of Canada's St. Lawrence Seaway -begins.

1959-The Party of the African Federation -holds its constitutive conference.

1959-Specific values for the international yard -avoirdupois pound and derived units (e.g. inch, mile and ounce) are adopted after agreement between the U.S.A., the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth of Nations|Commonwealth countries.

1960-Independence of Somalia -

1960- Ghana -becomes a Republic and Kwame Nkrumah becomes its first President of Ghana|President as Queen Elizabeth II ceases to be its Head of state.

1962-Independence of Rwanda -

1962-Independence of Burundi -

1963- ZIP code -are introduced for United States Postal Service|United States mail.

1963-The British Government admits that former diplomat -Kim Philby had worked as a Soviet Union|Soviet Espionage|agent.

1966-The first color television -transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.

1967-The European Community -is formally created out of a merger with the Common Market, the European Coal and Steel Community, and the Euratom|European Atomic Energy Commission.

1967-Canada celebrates the Canadian Centennial|100th anniversary -of the British North America Act, 1867, which officially made Canada its own federal dominion.

1968-The United States Central Intelligence Agency -s Phoenix Program is officially established.

1968-The Nuclear non-proliferation treaty -is signed in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow by sixty-two countries.

1968-Formal separation of the United Auto Workers -from the AFL–CIO in the United States.

1970-President General Yahya Khan -abolishes One-Unit of West Pakistan restoring the provinces.

1972-The first Gay Pride -march in Pride London|England takes place.

1976-Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira -

1978-The Northern Territory -in Australia is granted Self-Government.

1979- Sony -introduces the Walkman.

1980-" O Canada -officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.

1981-The Wonderland murders -occur in the early morning hours in Los Angeles, allegedly masterminded by businessman and drug dealer Eddie Nash.

1983-A North Korea -Ilyushin Il-62M jet en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea crashes into the Fouta Djallon mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.

1984-The PG-13 -rating is introduced by the Motion Picture Association of America|MPAA.

1987-The American radio station WFAN -in New York City|New York, New York is launched as the world's first sports radio|all-sports radio station.

1990- German reunification -East Germany accepts the Deutsche Mark as its currency, thus uniting the economies of East and West Germany.

1991-The Warsaw Pact -is officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague.

1997-China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonialism|colonial -rule.

1999-The Scottish Parliament -is officially opened by Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.

2002-The International Criminal Court -is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.

2002-Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 and a Deutsche Post|DHL -(German cargo) Boeing 757 Überlingen mid-air collision|collide in mid-air over Überlingen, southern Germany, killing all 71 on board.

2003-Over 500,000 people protest against efforts to pass Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23|anti-sedition legislation -in Hong Kong.

2004- Saturn -orbit insertion of Cassini–Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.

2006-The first operation of Qinghai–Tibet Railway -in China.

2007-The Concert for Diana -is held at the new Wembley Stadium in London and broadcast in 140 countries.

2007-Smoking in England is Smoking ban in England|banned -in all public indoor spaces.

2008- 2008 riot in Mongolia|Rioting erupts in Mongolia -in response to allegations of fraud surrounding the 2008 legislative elections.

2013- Croatia -becomes the Accession of Croatia to the European Union|28th member of the European Union.

2013-The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali -(MINUSMA) begins its operative peacekeeping mandate in Mali.

2013- Neptune -s moon S/2004 N 1 is discovered.

Famous Birthdays


1481- Christian II of Denmark -(d. 1559)

1506- Louis II of Hungary -(d. 1526)

1534- Frederick II of Denmark -(d. 1588)

1574- Joseph Hall (bishop)|Joseph Hall -English bishop and mystic (d. 1656)

1586- Claudio Saracini -Italian lute player and composer (d. 1630)

1633- Johann Heinrich Heidegger -Swiss theologian and author (d. 1698)

1646- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz -German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1716)

1663- Franz Xaver Murschhauser -German composer and theorist (d. 1738)

1723- Pedro Rodríguez, Conde de Campomanes -Spanish politician (d. 1802)

1725- Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau -French general (d. 1807)

1731- Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan -Scottish-English admiral (d. 1804)

1742- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg -German physicist and academic (d. 1799)

1771- Ferdinando Paer -Italian composer (d. 1839)

1788- Jean-Victor Poncelet -French mathematician and engineer (d. 1867)

1804- Charles Gordon Greene -American journalist and politician (d. 1886)

1804- George Sand -French author and playwright (d. 1876)

1807- Thomas Green Clemson -American politician and educator, founded Clemson University (d. 1888)

1818- Ignaz Semmelweis -Hungarian-Austrian physician (d. 1865)

1822- Nguyễn Đình Chiểu -Vietnamese poet (d. 1888)

1834- Jadwiga Łuszczewska -Polish poet and author (d. 1908)

1863- William Grant Stairs -Canadian-English captain and explorer (d. 1892)

1869- William Strunk, Jr. -American author and educator (d. 1946)

1872- Louis Blériot -French pilot and engineer (d. 1936)

1873- Alice Guy-Blaché -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)

1875- Andrass Samuelsen -Faroese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1954)

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

1879- Léon Jouhaux -French union leader, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)

1882- Bidhan Chandra Roy -Indian physician and politician, 2nd Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 1962)

1883- Arthur Borton -English colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1933)

1885- Dorothea Mackellar -Australian author and poet (d. 1968)

1886- Gabrielle Robinne -French actress (d. 1980)

1887- Amber Reeves -New Zealand-English author and scholar (d. 1981)

1892- James M. Cain -American author and journalist (d. 1977)

1899- Thomas A. Dorsey -American pianist and composer (d. 1993)

1899- Charles Laughton -English-American actor and director (d. 1962)

1899- Konstantinos Tsatsos -Greek scholar and politician, President of Greece (d. 1987)

1901- Irna Phillips -American actress and screenwriter (d. 1973)

1902- William Wyler -French-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)

1903- Amy Johnson -English pilot (d. 1941)

1903- Beatrix Lehmann -English actress, director, and author (d. 1979)

1906- Jean Dieudonné -French mathematician and academic (d. 1992)

1906- Estée Lauder (businesswoman)|Estée Lauder -American businesswoman, co-founded the Estée Lauder Companies (d. 2004)

1907- Bill Stern -American actor and sportscaster (d. 1971)

1908- Peter Anders (tenor)|Peter Anders -German tenor (d. 1954)

1908- Ed Gordon (athlete)|Ed Gordon -American long jumper (d. 1971)

1909- Emmett Toppino -American sprinter (d. 1971)

1910- Glenn Hardin -American hurdler (d. 1975)

1911- Arnold Alas -Estonian architect (d. 1990)

1911- Sergey Sokolov (commander)|Sergey Sokolov -Russian marshal and politician, Minister of Defence (Soviet Union)|Minister of Defence for the Soviet Union (d. 2012)

1912- David Brower -American environmentalist, founded Sierra Club Foundation (d. 2000)

1912- Sally Kirkland (editor)|Sally Kirkland -American journalist (d. 1989)

1913- Frank Barrett (baseball)|Frank Barrett -American baseball player (d. 1998)

1913- Vasantrao Naik -Indian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 1979)

1914- P. Kandiah -Ceylonese academic and politician (d. 1960)

1914- Earle Warren -American saxophonist and singer (d. 1994)

1915- Willie Dixon -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1992)

1915- Joseph Ransohoff -American neurosurgeon (d. 2001)

1915- Jean Stafford -American author and academic (d. 1979)

1915- Nguyễn Văn Linh -Vietnamese politician (d. 1998)

1916- Olivia de Havilland -Japanese-American actress

1916- George C. Stoney -American director and producer (d. 2012)

1917- Humphry Osmond -English-American psychiatrist (d. 2004)

1919- Arnold Meri -Estonian colonel (d. 2009)

1920- Henri Amouroux -French historian and journalist (d. 2007)

1920- Jean-Marie Fortier -Canadian archbishop (d. 2002)

1920- Harold Sakata -American wrestler and actor (d. 1982)

1921- Seretse Khama -Batswana politician, 1st President of Botswana (d. 1980)

1922- Toshi Seeger -German-American activist, co-founded the Clearwater Festival (d. 2013)

1924- Antoni Ramallets -Spanish footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1924- Florence Stanley -American actress and director (d. 2003)

1925- Farley Granger -American actor (d. 2011)

1926- Robert Fogel -American economist and academic, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1926- Carl Hahn -German businessman

1926- Hans Werner Henze -German composer (d. 2012)

1927- Alan J. Charig -English paleontologist and author (d. 1997)

1928- Bobby Day -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (The Hollywood Flames and Bob & Earl) (d. 1990)

1929- Gerald Edelman -American biologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)

1929- Ödön Földessy -Hungarian long jumper

1930- Moustapha Akkad -Syrian-American director and producer (d. 2005)

1930- Carol Chomsky -American linguist and academic (d. 2008)

1931- Leslie Caron -French actress and dancer

1932- Ze'ev Schiff -French-Israeli journalist and author (d. 2007)

1933- C. Scott Littleton -American anthropologist and academic (d. 2010)

1934- Claude Berri -French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1934- Jamie Farr -American actor and screenwriter

1934- Jean Marsh -English actress and screenwriter

1934- Sydney Pollack -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)

1935- James Cotton -American singer-songwriter and harmonica player

1935- David Prowse -English bodybuilder and actor

1936- Syl Johnson -American singer, guitarist, and producer

1938- Craig Anderson (right-handed pitcher)|Craig Anderson -American baseball player

1938- Hariprasad Chaurasia -Indian flute player and composer

1939- Karen Black -American actress, singer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1939- Delaney Bramlett -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Delaney & Bonnie) (d. 2008)

1939- Dudley Knight -American actor and educator (d. 2013)

1940- Craig Brown (footballer, born 1940)|Craig Brown -Scottish footballer and manager

1941- Rod Gilbert -Canadian-American ice hockey player

1941- Alfred G. Gilman -American pharmacologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1941- Myron Scholes -Canadian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate

1941- Twyla Tharp -American dancer and choreographer

1942- Geneviève Bujold -Canadian actress

1942- Andraé Crouch -American singer-songwriter and pastor

1942- Julia Higgins -English chemist and academic

1943- Peeter Lepp -Estonian politician, 37th Mayor of Tallinn

1943- Jeff Wayne -American pianist and composer

1944- Geoffrey Filkin, Baron Filkin -English politician

1944- Lew Rockwell -American author and activist

1945- Mike Burstyn -American actor and singer

1945- Debbie Harry -American singer, songwriter and actress (Blondie (band)|Blondie and The Wind in the Willows (band)|The Wind in the Willows)

1945- Victoria Miro -English art dealer

1946- Mick Aston -English archaeologist and academic (d. 2013)

1946- Michael Langrish -English bishop

1946- Masaharu Satō -Japanese voice actor

1946- Erkki Tuomioja -Finnish politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Finland)|Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs

1947- Vernon Ellis -English businessman

1947- Shirley Hemphill -American actress (d. 1999)

1947- Kazuyoshi Hoshino -Japanese race car driver

1947- Malcolm Wicks -English academic and politician (d. 2012)

1948- John Ford (musician)|John Ford -English-American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Strawbs, The Monks (UK band)|The Monks, and Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera)

1949- Néjia Ben Mabrouk -Tunisian-Belgian director and screenwriter

1949- John Farnham -English-Australian singer and songwriter (Little River Band)

1949- David Hogan (composer)|David Hogan -American composer (d. 1996)

1949- Venkaiah Naidu -Indian politician

1950- David Duke -American activist, author, and politician

1951- Trevor Eve -English actor and producer

1951- Anne Feeney -American singer-songwriter and activist

1951- Julia Goodfellow -English physicist and academic

1951- Klaus-Peter Justus -German runner

1951- Tom Kozelko -American basketball player

1951- Terrence Mann -American actor, singer, and dancer

1951- Fred Schneider -American singer, songwriter and keyboard player (The B-52's and The Superions)

1951- Victor Willis -American singer, songwriter, pianist, and actor (Village People)

1952- Dan Aykroyd -Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1952- David Lane (oncologist)|David Lane -English oncologist and academic

1952- Steve Shutt -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1952- Timothy J. Tobias -American pianist and composer (d. 2006)

1953- Lawrence Gonzi -Maltese politician, 12th Prime Minister of Malta

1953- Jadranka Kosor -Croatian journalist and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Croatia

1955- Nikolai Demidenko -Russian pianist and educator

1955- Li Keqiang -Chinese economist and politician, 7th Premier of the People's Republic of China

1955- Lisa Scottoline -American author

1955- Keith Whitley -American singer and guitarist (d. 1989)

1956- Ulf Larsson -Swedish actor and director (d. 2009)

1956- Lorna Patterson -American actress

1956- Alan Ruck -American actor

1957- Lisa Blount -American actress and producer (d. 2010)

1957- Wayne David -Welsh politician

1957- Hannu Kamppuri -Finnish ice hockey player

1957- Sean O'Driscoll -English footballer and manager

1959- Dale Midkiff -American actor

1960- Lynn Jennings -American runner

1960- Evelyn "Champagne" King -American singer

1960- Kevin Swords -American rugby player

1960- Guy Williams (basketball)|Guy Williams -American basketball player

1961- Malcolm Elliott -English cyclist

1961- Carl Lewis -American long jumper and runner

1961- Diana, Princess of Wales -(d. 1997)

1961- Michelle Wright -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1962- Andre Braugher -American actor

1963- Roddy Bottum -American singer and keyboard player (Faith No More and Imperial Teen)

1963- David Wood (environmental campaigner)|David Wood -American lawyer and environmentalist (d. 2006)

1964- Bernard Laporte -French rugby player and coach

1965- Carl Fogarty -English motorcycle racer

1965- Garry Schofield -English rugby player and coach

1965- Harald Zwart -Norwegian director and producer

1966- Enrico Annoni -Italian footballer

1966- Shawn Burr -Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2013)

1967- Pamela Anderson -Canadian-American model, actress, and producer

1967- Sansan Chien -Taiwanese composer (d. 2011)

1967- Marisa Monte -Brazilian singer (Tribalistas (band)|Tribalistas)

1968- Tim Abell -American actor and producer

1968- Jordi Mollà -Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter

1969- Séamus Egan -Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Solas (group)|Solas)

1970- Melissa Peterman -American actress and producer

1970- Nikos Samaras -Greek volleyball player (d. 2013)

1970- Henry Simmons -American actor

1971- Steven W. Bailey -American actor

1971- Missy Elliott -American rapper, producer, dancer, and actress

1971- Julianne Nicholson -American actress

1971- Jamie Walker (baseball)|Jamie Walker -American baseball player

1972- Sunshine Becker -American singer (Furthur (band)|Furthur)

1972- Claire Forlani -English actress

1972- Alex Machacek -Austrian guitarist (BPM (band)|BPM and CAB (band)|CAB)

1972- Steffi Nerius -German javelin thrower

1974- Jefferson Pérez -Ecuadorian race walker

1975- Sean Colson -American basketball player and coach

1975- Sufjan Stevens -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Danielson and Marzuki)

1976- Plies (rapper)|Plies -American rapper

1976- Kellie Bright -English actress

1976- Patrick Kluivert -Dutch footballer and coach

1976- Justin Lo -American-Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor

1976- Thomas Sadoski -American actor

1976- Hannu Tihinen -Finnish footballer

1976- Ruud van Nistelrooy -Dutch footballer

1976- Szymon Ziółkowski -Polish hammer thrower

1977- Tom Frager -Senegalese-French singer-songwriter and guitarist

1977- Jarome Iginla -Canadian ice hockey player

1977- Greg Pattillo -American flute player (Project Trio)

1977- Birgit Schuurman -Dutch singer and actress

1977- Pamela Rogers Turner -American educator and sex offender

1977- Liv Tyler -American actress and model

1979- Forrest Griffin -American mixed martial artist and actor

1980- Patrick Aufiero -American ice hockey player

1980- Nelson Cruz -Dominican baseball player

1981- Carlo Del Fava -South African-Italian rugby player

1981- Tadhg Kennelly -Irish-Australian footballer

1981- Genevieve Valentine -American author

1982- Hilarie Burton -American actress

1982- Carmella DeCesare -American model and wrestler

1982- Justin Huber -Australian baseball player

1982- Joachim Johansson -Swedish tennis player

1982- Adrian Ward (American football)|Adrian Ward -American football player

1983- Leeteuk -South Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor (Super Junior)

1983- Lynsey Bartilson -American actress and producer

1983- Marit Larsen -Norwegian singer-songwriter and keyboard player (M2M (band)|M2M)

1984- Morgane Dubled -French model

1984- Donald Thomas (athlete)|Donald Thomas -Bahamian high jumper

1985- Chris Perez (baseball)|Chris Perez -American baseball player

1985- Léa Seydoux -French actress

1986- Andrew Lee (Australian footballer)|Andrew Lee -Australian footballer

1986- Agnez Mo -Indonesian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1986- Julian Prochnow -German footballer

1986- Casey Reinhardt -American model and actress

1987- Emily Glenister -English actress

1987- Michael Schrader -German decathlete

1988- Dedé (footballer born 1988)|Dedé -Brazilian footballer

1988- Evan Ellingson -American actor

1989- Kent Bazemore -American basketball player

1989- Mitch Hewer -English actor, singer, and dancer

1989- Hannah Murray -English actress

1989- Daniel Ricciardo -Australian race car driver

1990- Young B. -American rapper

1990- Ben Coker -English footballer

1990- Natsuki Sato -Japanese singer (AKB48)

1991- Serenay Sarıkaya -Turkish model and actress, Miss Turkey 2010

1992- Mia Malkova -American porn actress

1992- Hannah Whelan -English gymnast

1993- Anna Pohlak -Estonian sailor

1993- Raini Rodriguez -American actress

1994- Montserrat González -Paraguayan tennis player

1994- Anri Okamoto -Japanese model and actress

1996- Adelina Sotnikova -Russian figure skater

History of Deaths


552- Totila -Ostrogoth king

1109- Alfonso VI of León and Castile -(b. 1040)

1277- Baibars -Egyptian sultan (b. 1223)

1589- Lady Saigō -Japanese wife of Tokugawa Ieyasu (b. 1552)

1592- Marc'Antonio Ingegneri -Italian composer (b. 1535)

1614- Isaac Casaubon -French philologist and scholar (b. 1559)

1622- William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle -English politician (b. 1575)

1681- Oliver Plunkett -Irish archbishop and saint (b. 1629)

1774- Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland -English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1705)

1782- Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham -English politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain (b. 1730)

1784- Wilhelm Friedemann Bach -German composer (b. 1710)

1787- Charles, Prince of Soubise -(b. 1715)

1819- Jemima Wilkinson -American evangelist (b. 1752)

1839- Mahmud II -Ottoman sultan (b. 1785)

1860- Charles Goodyear -American engineer (b. 1800)

1863- John F. Reynolds -American general (b. 1820)

1884- Allan Pinkerton -Scottish-American detective and spy (b. 1819)

1896- Harriet Beecher Stowe -American author and activist (b. 1811)

1905- John Hay -American journalist and politician, 37th United States Secretary of State (b. 1838)

1925- Erik Satie -French pianist and composer (b. 1866)

1942- Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich -Irish author and poet (b. 1857)

1944- Carl Mayer -Austrian screenwriter (b. 1894)

1944- Tanya Savicheva -Russian author (b. 1930)

1948- Achille Varzi -Italian race car driver (b. 1904)

1950- Émile Jaques-Dalcroze -Swiss composer and educator (b. 1865)

1950- Eliel Saarinen -Finnish-American architect, co-designed the National Museum of Finland (b. 1873)

1958- Scott Leary -American swimmer (b. 1881)

1961- Louis-Ferdinand Céline -French physician and author (b. 1894)

1962- Purushottam Das Tandon -Indian politician (b. 1882)

1962- Bidhan Chandra Roy -Indian physician and politician, 2nd Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1882)

1964- Pierre Monteux -French-American viola player and conductor (b. 1875)

1965- Wally Hammond -English cricketer (b. 1903)

1965- Robert Ruark -American journalist and author (b. 1915)

1966- Frank Verner -American runner (b. 1883)

1967- Gerhard Ritter -German historian and academic (b. 1888)

1968- Fritz Bauer -German judge and politician (b. 1903)

1971- William Lawrence Bragg -Australian-English physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)

1971- Learie Constantine -Trinidadian-English cricketer and politician (b. 1901)

1974- Juan Perón -Argentinian general and politician, President of Argentina (b. 1895)

1976- Anneliese Michel -German woman believed to be Demonic possession|possessed by demons (b. 1952)

1978- Kurt Student -German general and pilot (b. 1890)

1981- Carlos de Oliveira -Portuguese author and poet (b. 1921)

1981- Rushton Moreve -American bass player and songwriter (Steppenwolf (band)|Steppenwolf) (b. 1948)

1983- Buckminster Fuller -American architect, designed the Montreal Biosphère (b. 1895)

1984- Moshé Feldenkrais -Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and educator (b. 1904)

1987- Snakefinger -English singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Residents and Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers) (b. 1949)

1991- Michael Landon -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1936)

1992- Franco Cristaldi -Italian screenwriter and producer (b. 1924)

1994- Merriam Modell -American author (b. 1908)

1994- Dominic Lucero -actor and dancer

1995- Wolfman Jack -American radio host (b. 1938)

1995- Ian Parkin -English guitarist (Be-Bop Deluxe) (b. 1950)

1996- William T. Cahill -American politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (b. 1904)

1996- Margaux Hemingway -American actress and model (b. 1954)

1996- Steve Tesich -Serbian-American author and screenwriter (b. 1942)

1997- Robert Mitchum -American actor and singer (b. 1917)

1997- Charles Werner -American cartoonist (b. 1909)

1999- Edward Dmytryk -Canadian-American director and producer (b. 1908)

1999- Forrest Mars, Sr. -American businessman, created M&M's and the Mars (chocolate bar)|Mars bar (b. 1904)

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

1999- Sylvia Sidney -American actress (b. 1910)

2000- Walter Matthau -American actor and singer (b. 1920)

2001- Nikolay Basov -Russian physicist and educator, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

2003- Herbie Mann -American flute player and saxophonist (b. 1930)

2003- Wesley Mouzon -American boxer (b. 1927)

2003- N!xau ǂToma -Namibian actor (b. 1944)

2004- Peter Barnes (playwright)|Peter Barnes -English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1931)

2004- Marlon Brando -American actor (b. 1924)

2004- Todor Skalovski -Macedonian composer and conductor (b. 1909)

2005- Renaldo Benson -American singer, songwriter (Four Tops) (b. 1936)

2005- Gus Bodnar -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1923)

2005- Luther Vandross -American singer, songwriter and producer (Change (band)|Change) (b. 1951)

2006- Ryutaro Hashimoto -Japanese politician, 53rd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937)

2006- Robert Lepikson -Estonian race car driver and politician, Minister of the Interior (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of the Interior (b. 1952)

2006- Fred Trueman -English cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1931)

2008- Mel Galley -English guitarist (Whitesnake, Trapeze (band)|Trapeze, Finders Keepers (band)|Finders Keepers, and Phenomena (band)|Phenomena) (b. 1948)

2008- Mark Dean Schwab -American rapist and murderer (b. 1968)

2009- Alexis Argüello -Nicaraguan boxer and politician (b. 1952)

2009- Karl Malden -American actor and singer (b. 1912)

2009- Onni Palaste -Finnish soldier and author (b. 1917)

2009- Mollie Sugden -English actress (b. 1922)

2010- Don Coryell -American football player and coach (b. 1924)

2010- Arnold Friberg -American painter and illustrator (b. 1913)

2010- Geoffrey Hutchings -English actor (b. 1939)

2010- Ilene Woods -American actress and singer (b. 1929)

2011- Leslie Brooks -American actress and singer (b. 1922)

2012- Peter E. Gillquist -American priest and author (b. 1938)

2012- Mike Hershberger -American baseball player (b. 1939)

2012- Ossie Hibbert -Jamaican-American keyboard player and producer (The Aggrovators and The Revolutionaries) (b. 1950)

2012- Evelyn Lear -American soprano and actress (b. 1926)

2012- Alan G. Poindexter -American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1961)

2012- Jack Richardson (writer)|Jack Richardson -American author and playwright (b. 1934)

2013- Sidney Bryan Berry -American general (b. 1926)

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

2013- Victor Engström -Swedish Bandy player (b. 1989)

2013- Charles Foley (inventor)|Charles Foley -American game designer, co-created Twister (game)|Twister (b. 1930)

2013- William H. Gray (Pennsylvania politician)|William H. Gray -American politician (b. 1941)

2013- Paul Jenkins (actor)|Paul Jenkins -American actor (b. 1938)

2013- Gary Shearston -Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1939)

2013- Maureen Waaka -New Zealand model and politician, New Zealand at Miss World|Miss New Zealand 1962 (b. 1943)

2014- Jean Garon -Canadian economist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1938)

2014- Stephen Gaskin -American activist, co-founded The Farm (Tennessee)|The Farm (b. 1935)

2014- Bob Jones (police commissioner)|Bob Jones -English politician (b. 1955)

2014- Anatoly Kornukov -Ukrainian-Russian general (b. 1942)

2014- Walter Dean Myers -American author and poet (b. 1937)