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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.
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)