This Day in History

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

Events History


622-The beginning of the Islamic calendar -

1054-Three Roman Legatus|legates -break relations between Western Christianity|Western and Eastern Christianity|Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal bull of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy. Historians frequently describe the event as the start of the East–West Schism.

1212- Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa -After Pope Innocent III calls European knights to a Crusades|crusade, forces of Kings Alfonso VIII of Castile, Sancho VII of Navarre, Peter II of Aragon and Afonso II of Portugal defeat those of the Berber people|Berber Muslim leader Almohad Caliphate|Almohad, thus marking a significant turning point in the ''Reconquista'' and in the Spain in the Middle Ages|medieval history of Spain.

1377-Coronation of Richard II of England -

1661-The first banknote -in Europe are issued by the Sweden|Swedish bank Stockholms Banco.

1683-Manchu Qing Dynasty -naval forces under traitorous commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Penghu|Pescadores Islands.

1769-Father Junípero Serra -founds California's first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego|San Diego, California.

1779- American Revolutionary War -Light infantry of the Continental Army seize a fortified British Army position in a midnight bayonet attack at the Battle of Stony Point.

1782-First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -s opera ''Die Entführung aus dem Serail''.

1790-The Washington, D.C.|District of Columbia -is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.

1809-The city of La Paz -in what is today Bolivia, declares its independence from the Monarchy of Spain|Spanish Crown during the La Paz revolution and forms the Junta Tuitiva, the first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo.

1849- Antonio María Claret y Clará -founded the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, popularly known as the Claretians in Vic, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

1861- American Civil War -At the order of President Abraham Lincoln, Union troops begin a 25 mile march into Virginia for what will become the First Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the war.

1862-American Civil War: David Farragut -is promoted to rear admiral, becoming the first officer in United States Navy to hold an admiral rank.

1909- Persian Constitutional Revolution -Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar is forced out as Shah of Persia and is replaced by his son Ahmad Shah Qajar.

1910- John Robertson Duigan -makes the first flight of the Duigan pusher biplane, the first aircraft built in Australia.

1915- Henry James -becomes a British citizen, to highlight his commitment to Britain during the first World War.

1915-First Order of the Arrow -ceremony takes place and the Order of the Arrow is founded.

1927- Augusto César Sandino -leads a raid on U.S. Marines and Nicaraguan Guardia Nacional that had been sent to apprehend him in the village of Ocotal, but is repulsed by one of the first Dive bomber|dive-bombing attacks in history.

1931- Emperor of Ethiopia|Emperor -Haile Selassie I signs the 1931 Constitution of Ethiopia|first constitution of Ethiopia.

1935-The world's first parking meter -is installed in Oklahoma City|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1941- Joe DiMaggio -hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a Major League Baseball|MLB record.

1942- The Holocaust|Holocaust -Vel' d'Hiv Roundup (''Rafle du Vel' d'Hiv''): The government of Vichy France orders the mass arrest of 13,152 Jews who are held at the Vélodrome d'hiver|Winter Velodrome in Paris before deportation to Auschwitz concentration camp|Auschwitz.

1945- World War II -The heavy cruiser {{USS|Indianapolis|CA-35|6}} leaves San Francisco with parts for the atomic bomb "Little Boy" bound for Tinian|Tinian Island.

1945- Manhattan Project -The Atomic Age begins when the United States Trinity (nuclear test)|successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico.

1948-Following token resistance, the city of Nazareth -revered by Christians as the hometown of Jesus, capitulates to Israeli troops during Operation Dekel in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.

1948-The storming of the cockpit of the '' Miss Macao -' passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane.

1950- Chaplain–Medic massacre -American POWs were massacred by North Korean Army.

1951-King Leopold III of Belgium -abdicates in favor of his son, Baudouin of Belgium|Baudouin I of Belgium.

1951-'' The Catcher in the Rye -' by J. D. Salinger is published for the first time by Little, Brown and Company.

1956- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus -closes its very last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, due to changing economics all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas.

1960-{{USS|George Washington|SSBN-598|6}} a modified Skipjack class submarine -successfully test fires the first ballistic missile while submerged.

1965-The Mont Blanc Tunnel -linking France and Italy opens.

1965- Army of the Republic of Vietnam|South Vietnamese -Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo—an undetected People's Army of Vietnam|communist spy—was hunted down and killed after being sentenced to death ''in absentia'' for a 1965 South Vietnamese coup|February 1965 coup attempt against Nguyễn Khánh.

1969- Apollo program -''Apollo 11'', the first Human spaceflight|mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral|Cape Kennedy, Florida.

1973- Watergate scandal -Former White House aide Alexander Butterfield informs the United States Senate that President of the United States|President Richard Nixon had secretly recorded potentially incriminating conversations.

1979- President of Iraq|Iraqi President -Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr resigns and is replaced by Saddam Hussein.

1981- Mahathir Mohamad -becomes Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia|Prime Minister.

1983- 1983 British Airways Sikorsky S-61 crash|Sikorsky S-61 disaster -A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.

1990-The 1990 Luzon earthquake|Luzon Earthquake -strikes in Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, La Union, Aurora (province)|Aurora, Bataan, Zambales and Tarlac, Philippines, with an intensity of 7.7.

1990-The Verkhovna Rada|Parliament of the Ukrainian SSR -Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine|declares state sovereignty over the territory of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic|Ukrainian SSR.

1994- Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 -collides with Jupiter. Impacts continue until July 22.

1999- John F. Kennedy, Jr.#Death|John F. Kennedy, Jr. -piloting a Piper PA-32|Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. His wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and sister-in-law John F. Kennedy, Jr. plane crash|Lauren Bessette are also killed.

2004- Millennium Park -considered Chicago|Chicago, Illinois's first and most ambitious early 21st-century architectural project, is opened to the public by Mayor of Chicago|Mayor Richard M. Daley.

2008-Sixteen infants in Gansu|Gansu Province -China, who had been fed on 2008 Chinese milk scandal|tainted milk powder, are diagnosed with kidney stones; in total an estimated 300,000 infants are affected.

2013-As many as 27 children die and 25 others are hospitalized after Bihar school meal poisoning incident|eating lunch -served at their school in eastern India.

Famous Birthdays


1194- Clare of Assisi -Italian nun and saint (d. 1253)

1486- Andrea del Sarto -Italian painter (d. 1530)

1611- Cecilia Renata of Austria -(d. 1644)

1661- Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville -Canadian captain, explorer, and politician (d. 1706)

1714- Marc René, marquis de Montalembert -French engineer and author (d. 1800)

1722- Joseph Wilton -English sculptor (d. 1803)

1723- Joshua Reynolds -English painter (d. 1792)

1731- Samuel Huntington (statesman)|Samuel Huntington -American politician, 18th List of Governors of Connecticut|Governor of Connecticut (d. 1796)

1749- Cyrus Griffin -American politician, 16th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1810)

1796- Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot -French painter (d. 1875)

1821- Mary Baker Eddy -American religious leader and author, founded Christian Science (d. 1910)

1841- Nikolai von Glehn -Estonian-German architect and activist (d. 1923)

1858- Eugène Ysaÿe -Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1931)

1862- Ida B. Wells -American journalist and activist (d. 1931)

1870- Lambert McKenna -Irish priest and scholar (d. 1956)

1871- John Maxwell (golfer)|John Maxwell -American golfer (d. 1906)

1872- Roald Amundsen -Norwegian explorer (d. 1928)

1875- Emil Voigt (gymnast)|Emil Voigt -American gymnast (d. 1961)

1880- Kathleen Norris -American author (d. 1966)

1883- Charles Sheeler -American photographer and painter (d. 1965)

1884- Anna Vyrubova -Russian author (d. 1964)

1887- Shoeless Joe Jackson -American baseball player and manager (d. 1951)

1888- Percy Kilbride -American actor (d. 1964)

1888- Frits Zernike -Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1966)

1889- Arthur Bowie Chrisman -American author (d. 1953)

1889- Larry Semon -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1928)

1895- Wilfrid Hamel -Canadian politician, 35th List of mayors of Quebec City|Mayor of Quebec City (d. 1968)

1896- Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer -German biologist and eugenicist (d. 1969)

1896- Trygve Lie -Norwegian politician, 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 1968)

1896- Evelyn Preer -American actress and singer (d. 1932)

1902- Alexander Luria -Russian psychologist and physician (d. 1977)

1902- Mary Philbin -American actress (d. 1993)

1903- Fritz Bauer -German judge (d. 1968)

1903- Carmen Lombardo -Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 1971)

1904- Goffredo Petrassi -Italian composer and conductor (d. 2003)

1906- Vincent Sherman -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

1907- Frances Horwich -American educator and television host (d. 2001)

1907- Orville Redenbacher -American farmer and businessman, founded Orville Redenbacher's (d. 1995)

1907- Barbara Stanwyck -American actress and singer (d. 1990)

1910- Stan McCabe -Australian cricketer (d. 1968)

1910- Gordon Prange -American author (d. 1980)

1911- Ginger Rogers -American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1995)

1911- Sonny Tufts -American actor (d. 1970)

1912- Milt Bocek -American baseball player (d. 2007)

1915- Barnard Hughes -American actor (d. 2006)

1918- Bayani Casimiro -Filipino dancer and actor (d. 1989)

1919- Hermine Braunsteiner -Austrian SS officer (d. 1999)

1919- Choi Kyu-hah -South Korean politician, 4th President of South Korea (d. 2006)

1920- Anatole Broyard -American author and critic (d. 1990)

1920- Anwar Hussain (cricketer)|Anwar Hussain -Pakistani cricketer (d. 2002)

1923- Chris Argyris -American psychologist, theorist, and academic (d. 2013)

1924- Bess Myerson -American model and actress, Miss America|Miss America 1945

1925- Frank Jobe -American surgeon (d. 2014)

1925- Cal Tjader -American vibraphone player and composer (d. 1982)

1926- Ivica Horvat -Croatian footballer and manager (d. 2012)

1926- Irwin Rose -American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1927- Pierre F. Côté -Canadian lawyer and civil servant (d. 2013)

1927- Shirley Hughes -English author and illustrator

1927- John Warr -English cricketer

1928- Anita Brookner -English historian and author

1928- Robert Sheckley -American author (d. 2005)

1928- Bella Davidovich -Azerbaijani-American pianist

1928- Dave Treen -American lawyer and politician, 51st List of Governors of Louisiana|Governor of Louisiana (d. 2009)

1928- Ticho Parly -Danish tenor (d. 1993)

1928- Andrzej Zawada -Polish mountaineer (d. 2000)

1929- Charles Ray Hatcher -American serial killer (d. 1984)

1929- Sheri S. Tepper -American author

1930- Guy Béart -Egyptian-French singer-songwriter

1930- Michael Bilirakis -American lawyer and politician

1932- John Chilton -English trumpet player and composer

1932- Max McGee -American football player and sportscaster (d. 2007)

1932- Dick Thornburgh -American lawyer and politician, 76th United States Attorney General

1934- Donald M. Payne -American politician (d. 2012)

1935- Carl Epting Mundy, Jr. -American general (d. 2014)

1936- Yasuo Fukuda -Japanese politician, 91st Prime Minister of Japan

1936- Buddy Merrill -American guitarist

1936- Jerry Norman -American sinologist and linguist (d. 2012)

1936- Mary Parkinson -English journalist

1936- Venkataraman Subramanya -Indian cricketer

1937- Richard Bryan -American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of Nevada

1937- John Daly (producer)|John Daly -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1938- Cynthia Enloe -American author and academic

1938- Tony Jackson (bass player)|Tony Jackson -English singer and bass player (The Searchers (band)|The Searchers) (d. 2003)

1939- William Bell (singer)|William Bell -American singer-songwriter

1939- Denise LaSalle -American singer-songwriter and producer

1939- Shringar Nagaraj -Indian actor and producer (d. 2013)

1939- Corin Redgrave -English actor and activist (d. 2010)

1939- Mariele Ventre -Italian singer and conductor (d. 1995)

1941- Desmond Dekker -Jamaican singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

1941- Mišo Kovač -Croatian singer

1941- Dag Solstad -Norwegian author and playwright

1941- Hans Wiegel -Dutch politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands

1941- Sir George Young, 6th Baronet -English politician, Secretary of State for Transport

1942- Margaret Court -Australian tennis player and minister

1942- Frank Field (politician)|Frank Field -English politician

1943- Reinaldo Arenas -Cuban-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1990)

1943- Vernon Bogdanor -English political scientist and academic

1943- Martin Huba -Slovak actor and director

1943- Jimmy Johnson (American football coach)|Jimmy Johnson -American football player and coach

1944- Angharad Rees -English actress (d. 2012)

1945- Diana Warwick, Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe -English politician

1946- Louise Fréchette -Canadian civil servant and diplomat, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

1946- Toshio Furukawa -Japanese voice actor

1946- Barbara Lee -American politician

1946- Richard LeParmentier -American-English actor (d. 2013)

1946- Ron Yary -American football player

1947- Alexis Herman -American politician, 23rd United States Secretary of Labor

1947- Assata Shakur -American criminal and activist

1948- Rubén Blades -Panamanian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1948- Pierre Koffmann -French-English chef

1948- Lars Lagerbäck -Swedish footballer and manager

1948- Kevin McKenzie (cricketer)|Kevin McKenzie -South African cricketer

1948- Pinchas Zukerman -Israeli violinist and conductor

1950- Pierre Paradis -Canadian lawyer and politician

1950- Dennis Priestley -English darts player

1950- Frances Spalding -English historian and academic

1950- Tom Terrell (journalist)|Tom Terrell -American journalist and photographer (d. 2007)

1951- Jean-Luc Mongrain -Canadian journalist

1951- Lorraine Chase -English actress and model

1952- Stewart Copeland -American drummer (The Police, Animal Logic (band)|Animal Logic, Curved Air and Oysterhead)

1952- Richard Egielski -American author and illustrator

1952- Marc Esposito -French director and screenwriter

1952- Momir Karadžić -Serbian footballer

1952- Ken McEwan -South African cricketer

1952- Robert David Steele -American spy

1953- Douglas J. Feith -American lawyer and politician, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

1954- Jeanette Mott Oxford -American politician

1955- Zohar Argov -Israeli singer (d. 1987)

1955- Susan Wheeler -American poet and academic

1955- Annie Whitehead -English trombonist

1956- Jerry Doyle -American radio host and actor

1956- Tony Kushner -American playwright and screenwriter

1957- Faye Grant -American actress

1957- Alexandra Marinina -Russian author

1958- Michael Flatley -American dancer, choreographer, and actor

1958- Pierre Roland Renoir -Canadian painter

1958- Mike Rogers (Alabama politician)|Mike Rogers -American politician

1959- Gary Anderson (placekicker)|Gary Anderson -American football player

1959- James MacMillan -Scottish composer and conductor

1959- Doug Herzog -American businessman

1959- Zoran Jolevski -Macedonian diplomat, Macedonian Ambassador to the United States

1959- Jürgen Ligi -Estonian economist and politician, 25th Minister of Defence (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Defence

1960- Terry Pendleton -American baseball player and coach

1962- Grigory Leps -Russian singer

1963- Phoebe Cates -American actress

1963- Norman Cook -English rapper, DJ, and producer (The Housemartins, Beats International, Freak Power, and Pizzaman (band)|Pizzaman)

1963- Srečko Katanec -Slovenian footballer and coach

1964- Phil Hellmuth -American poker player

1964- Miguel Indurain -Spanish cyclist

1964- Melissa Monet -American pornographic actress and film director

1965- Michel Desjoyeaux -French sailor

1965- Indrek Erm -Estonian architect

1965- Claude Lemieux -Canadian ice hockey player

1965- Billy Mitchell (video game player)|Billy Mitchell -American gamer

1965- Tina Tyler -Canadian porn actress and director

1965- Sherri Stoner -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1966- Jyrki Lumme -Finnish ice hockey player

1966- Mikhail Tatarinov -Russian ice hockey player

1966- Johnny Vaughan -English journalist and critic

1967- Will Ferrell -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1967- Christophe Rocancourt -French criminal

1968- Henry Hate -American-English tattoo artist

1968- Dhanraj Pillay -Indian field hockey player and manager

1968- Barry Sanders -American football player

1968- Larry Sanger -American philosopher, co-founded Wikipedia and Citizendium

1969- Jules De Martino -English singer-songwriter and bass player (The Ting Tings)

1969- Kathryn Harby-Williams -Australian netball player

1969- Daryl Mitchell -American actor and producer

1969- Rain Pryor -American actress

1970- Raimonds Miglinieks -Latvian basketball player

1970- Apichatpong Weerasethakul -Thai director, producer, and screenwriter

1971- Corey Feldman -American actor and singer

1971- Ed Kowalczyk -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Live (band)|Live)

1972- Ben Cahoon -American-Canadian football player and coach

1972- François Drolet -Canadian speed skater

1973- Stefano Garzelli -Italian cyclist

1973- Shaun Pollock -South African cricketer

1973- Graham Robertson -American director and producer

1973- Tim Ryan (politician)|Tim Ryan -American politician

1974- Jeremy Enigk -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sunny Day Real Estate and The Fire Theft)

1974- Maret Maripuu -Estonian politician, Minister of Social Affairs of Estonia

1974- Ryan McCombs -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Soil (band)|Soil and Drowning Pool)

1974- Chris Pontius -American actor and stuntman

1974- Wendell Sailor -Australian rugby player

1975- Ana Paula Arósio -Brazilian model and actress

1975- Bas Leinders -Belgian race car driver

1975- Jamie Oliver (musician)|Jamie Oliver -Welsh singer and keyboard player (Lostprophets and No Devotion)

1976- Tomasz Kuchar -Polish race car driver

1976- Bobby Lashley -American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor

1976- Carlos Humberto Paredes -Paraguayan footballer

1976- Anna Smashnova -Israeli tennis player

1976- Zak Smith -American artist and alternative porn star

1977- Bryan Budd -Irish soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2006)

1979- Jayma Mays -American actress and singer

1979- Chris Mihm -American basketball player

1979- Douglas Murray (author)|Douglas Murray -Scottish journalist and author

1979- Mai Nakamura -Japanese swimmer

1979- Nathan Rogers -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1979- Konstantin Skrylnikov -Russian footballer

1980- Jesse Jane -American porn actress and model

1980- Justine Joli -American porn actress and model

1980- Adam Scott (golfer)|Adam Scott -Australian golfer

1981- Giuseppe Di Masi -Italian footballer

1981- Zach Randolph -American basketball player

1981- Vicente Rodríguez -Spanish footballer

1982- André Greipel -German cyclist

1982- Michael Umaña -Costa Rican footballer

1983- Duncan Keith -Canadian ice hockey player

1984- Katrina Kaif -Hong Kong-English actress

1984- Hayanari Shimoda -Japanese race car driver

1984- Attila Szabó (athlete)|Attila Szabó -Hungarian decathlete

1985- Yōko Hikasa -Japanese voice actress and singer

1985- Taryn Southern -American actress and singer

1985- Denis Tahirović -Croatian footballer

1986- Dustin Boyd -Canadian ice hockey player

1987- Mousa Dembélé (footballer, born 1987)|Mousa Dembélé -Belgian footballer

1987- AnnaLynne McCord -American actress

1988- Sergio Busquets -Spanish footballer

1989- Gareth Bale -Welsh footballer

1989- Carlito Olivero -American singer-songwriter and actor (Menudo (band)|Menudo)

1989- Kim Woo-bin -South Korean actor and model

1990- Radka Bártová -Slovak figure skater

1990- James Maslow -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Big Time Rush (band)|Big Time Rush)

1990- Johann Zarco -French motorcycle racer

1991- Iiris -Estonian singer-songwriter and actress

1991- Andros Townsend -English footballer

1993- Billy Ward (boxer)|Billy Ward -Australian boxer (d. 2013)

1994- Mark Indelicato -American actor and singer

History of Deaths


784- Fulrad -Frankish abbot (b. 710)

1216- Pope Innocent III -(b. 1160)

1324- Emperor Go-Uda -of Japan (b. 1267)

1342- Charles I of Hungary -(b. 1288)

1546- Anne Askew -English author and poet (b. 1520)

1557- Anne of Cleves -(b. 1515)

1647- Masaniello -Italian rebel (b. 1622)

1664- Andreas Gryphius -German poet and playwright (b. 1616)

1686- John Pearson (bishop)|John Pearson -English bishop and scholar (b. 1612)

1691- François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois -French politician, Minister of Defence (France)|French Secretary of State for War (b. 1641)

1729- Johann David Heinichen -German composer and theorist (b. 1683)

1747- Giuseppe Crespi -Italian painter (b. 1665)

1770- Francis Cotes -English painter (b. 1726)

1796- George Howard (British Army officer)|George Howard -English field marshal and politician (b. 1718)

1831- Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron -Russian general (b. 1763)

1850- Julia Glover -Irish actress (b. 1779)

1868- Dmitry Pisarev -Russian author and critic (b. 1840)

1879- Edward Deas Thomson -Australian politician (b. 1800)

1882- Mary Todd Lincoln -American wife of Abraham Lincoln, 19th First Lady of the United States (b. 1818)

1886- Ned Buntline -American journalist and author (b. 1823)

1896- Edmond de Goncourt -French critic and publisher, founded Académie Goncourt (b. 1822)

1915- Ellen G. White -American theologian and author (b. 1827)

1917- Philipp Scharwenka -German composer and educator (b. 1847)

1949- Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov -Russian poet and playwright (b. 1866)

1953- Hilaire Belloc -French-English historian and politician (b. 1870)

1954- Herms Niel -German composer (b. 1888)

1960- Albert Kesselring -German field marshal (b. 1881)

1960- John P. Marquand -American author (b. 1893)

1965- Boris Artzybasheff -American illustrator (b.1899)

1976- Carmelo Soria -Spanish-Chilean diplomat (b. 1921)

1979- Alfred Deller -English singer (b. 1912)

1981- Harry Chapin -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)

1982- Patrick Dewaere -French actor (b. 1947)

1982- Charles Robberts Swart -South African politician, 1st State President of South Africa (b. 1894)

1985- Heinrich Böll -German author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

1985- Wayne King -American saxophonist, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1901)

1989- Herbert von Karajan -Austrian conductor and manager (b. 1908)

1990- Robert Blackburn (educationalist)|Robert Blackburn -Irish educator (b. 1927)

1990- Sidney Torch -English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1908)

1991- Meindert DeJong -Dutch-American author (b. 1906)

1991- Robert Motherwell -American painter (b. 1915)

1991- Frank Rizzo -American police officer and politician, 93rd List of mayors of Philadelphia|Mayor of Philadelphia (b. 1920)

1992- Buck Buchanan -American football player (b. 1940)

1994- Marcel-Marie Desmarais -Canadian priest and broadcaster (b. 1908)

1994- Julian Schwinger -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

1995- May Sarton -Belgian-American author and poet (b. 1912)

1995- Stephen Spender -English author and poet (b. 1909)

1996- John Panozzo -American drummer (Styx (band)|Styx) (b. 1948)

1996- Adolf von Thadden -German politician (b. 1921)

1998- John Henrik Clarke -American historian and scholar (b. 1915)

1999- Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy -American publicist (b. 1966)

1999- John F. Kennedy, Jr. -American lawyer and publisher, co-founded ''George (magazine)|George Magazine'' (b. 1960)

1999- Alan Macnaughton -Canadian politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (Canada)|Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (b. 1903)

1999- Hiromi Yanagihara -Japanese singer and actress (Country Musume) (b. 1979)

2001- Morris (comics)|Morris -Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)

2001- Terry Gordy -American wrestler (b. 1961)

2001- Dimitrios Holevas -Greek priest (b. 1907)

2002- John Cocke -American computer scientist (b. 1925)

2003- Celia Cruz -Cuban-American singer (Sonora Matancera) (b. 1924)

2003- Carol Shields -American-Canadian author (b. 1935)

2004- George Busbee -American lawyer and politician, 77th Governor of Georgia (b. 1927)

2004- Charles Sweeney -American general (b. 1919)

2005- Pietro Consagra -Italian sculptor (b. 1920)

2005- Camillo Felgen -Luxembourgian singer-songwriter and radio host (b. 1920)

2005- Yi Gu -Japanese son of Yi Bangja (b. 1931)

2006- Bob Orton -American wrestler (b. 1929)

2006- Winthrop Paul Rockefeller -American politician, 13th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (b. 1948)

2007- Caterina Bueno -Italian singer and historian (b. 1943)

2008- Jo Stafford -American singer and actress (b. 1917)

2010- James Gammon -American actor (b. 1940)

2011- Forrest Blue -American football player (b. 1944)

2012- William Asher -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

2012- Bob Babbitt -American bass player (The Funk Brothers) (b. 1937)

2012- Stephen Covey -American businessman and author (b. 1932)

2012- Gilbert Esau -American politician (b. 1919)

2012- Ed Lincoln -Brazilian bassist, pianist, and composer (b. 1932)

2012- Jon Lord -English keyboard player and songwriter (Deep Purple, The Artwoods, The Flower Pot Men, and Paice Ashton Lord) (b. 1941)

2012- Masaharu Matsushita -Japanese businessman (b. 1913)

2012- Kitty Wells -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1919)

2013- Todd Bennett -English runner (b. 1962)

2013- Talia Castellano -American blogger (b. 1999)

2013- Alex Colville -Canadian painter (b. 1920)

2013- T-Model Ford -American singer and guitarist (b. 1920)

2013- Shringar Nagaraj -Indian actor and producer (b. 1939)

2013- Hassan Pakandam -Iranian boxer (b. 1934)

2013- Yuri Vasilyevich Prokhorov -Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1929)

2013- Marv Rotblatt -American baseball player (1927)

2014- Karl Albrecht -German businessman, co-founded Aldi (b. 1920)

2014- Mary Ellen Otremba -American educator and politician (b. 1950)

2014- Szymon Szurmiej -Polish actor and director (b. 1923)

2014- Johnny Winter -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1944)

2014- Heinz Zemanek -Austrian computer scientist and academic (b. 1920)