This Day in History

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

Events History


657- First Fitna -in the Battle of Siffin, troops led by Ali|Ali ibn Abu Talib clash with those led by Muawiyah I.

811- Battle of Pliska -Byzantine Empire|Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros I I is killed and his heir Staurakios is seriously wounded.

920-Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre -and León, Spain|Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona.

1309- Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor|Henry VII -is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V.

1469- Wars of the Roses -the Battle of Edgecote Moor, pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of Edward IV of England, takes place.

1509-The Emperor Krishnadevaraya|Krishnadeva Raya -ascends to the throne, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.

1581- Act of Abjuration|Plakkaat van Verlatinghe (Act of Abjuration) -the northern Low Countries declare their independence from the Spain|Spanish king, Philip II of Spain|Philip II.

1745-The first recorded History of women's cricket|women's cricket -match takes place near Guildford, England.

1758- French and Indian War -the Siege of Louisbourg (1758)|Siege of Louisbourg ends with British forces defeating the French and taking control of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

1775-The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department -is established by the Second Continental Congress.

1788- New York -ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States.

1803-The Surrey Iron Railway -arguably the world's first public Rail transport|railway, opens in south London, United Kingdom.

1822- José de San Martín -arrives in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to Guayaquil conference|meet with Simón Bolívar.

1822-First day of the three-day Battle of Dervenakia -between the Ottoman Empire force led by Mahmud Dramali Pasha and the Greek War of Independence|Greek Revolutionary force led by Theodoros Kolokotronis.

1847- Liberia -declares its independence.

1861- American Civil War -George B. McClellan assumes command of the Army of the Potomac following a disastrous Union Army|Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run.

1863-American Civil War: Morgan's Raid -ends; At Salineville, Ohio, Confederate States of America|Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his volunteers are captured by Union forces.

1882-Premiere of Richard Wagner -s opera ''Parsifal'' at Bayreuth.

1882-The Republic of Stellaland -is founded in Southern Africa.

1887-Publication of the '' Unua Libro -', founding the Esperanto movement.

1890-In Buenos Aires|Buenos Aires, Argentina -the Revolution of the Park|Revolución del Parque takes place, forcing President Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman's resignation.

1891- France -annexes Tahiti.

1897- Anglo-Afghan War -The Pashtun people|Pashtun fakir Saidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a Siege of Malakand|siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|North West Frontier Province of India.

1908- United States Attorney General -Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).

1914- Serbia -and Bulgaria interrupt diplomatic relationship.

1936-The Axis powers -decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.

1936-King Edward VIII -in one of his few official duties before he Edward VIII abdication crisis|abdicates the thrоne, officially unveils the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.

1937-End of the Battle of Brunete -in the Spanish Civil War.

1941- World War II -in response to the Japanese occupation of French Indochina, President of the United States|US President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States.

1944-World War II: the Soviet Army -enters Lviv, a major city in western Ukraine, capturing it from the Nazism|Nazis. Only 300 Jews survive out of 160,000 living in Lviv prior to occupation.

1944-The first German V-2 -rocket hits the United Kingdom.

1945-The Labour Party (UK)|Labour Party -wins the United Kingdom general election, 1945|United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power.

1945-The Potsdam Declaration -is signed in Potsdam, Germany.

1945-{{HMS|Vestal|J215|6}} is the last British Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the World War Two|Second World War -

1945-The United States Navy|US Navy -cruiser {{USS|Indianapolis|CA-35|6}} arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

1946- Aloha Airlines -begins service from Honolulu International Airport

1947- Cold War -U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into Law of the United States|United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the United States National Security Council.

1948-U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981 -desegregating the United States Armed Forces|military of the United States.

1951- Walt Disney -s 13th Animation|animated film, ''Alice in Wonderland (1951 film)|Alice in Wonderland'', premieres in London, England, United Kingdom.

1952-King Farouk of Egypt -abdicates in favor of his son Fuad II of Egypt|Fuad.

1953- Fidel Castro -leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement

1953- Arizona -Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Colorado City, Arizona|Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek raid.

1953-Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment -repel a number of Chinese assaults against a key position known as The Hook during the Battle of the Samichon River, just hours before the Armistice Agreement is signed, ending the Korean War.

1956-Following the World Bank -s refusal to fund building the Aswan Dam, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal, Suez Crisis|sparking international condemnation.

1957- Carlos Castillo Armas -dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated.

1958- Explorer program -''Explorer 4'' is launched.

1963- Syncom#Syncom 2|Syncom 2 -the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.

1963-An earthquake -in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now in Republic of Macedonia|Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.

1963-The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development -votes to admit Japan.

1965-Full independence is granted to the Maldives -

1968- Vietnam War -South Vietnamese opposition leader Truong Dinh Dzu is sentenced to five years Penal labour#Prison labour|hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.

1971- Apollo program -launch of ''Apollo 15'' on the first Apollo "List of Apollo mission types|J-Mission", and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle.

1971- Nicolette Milnes-Walker -completes sailing non-stop single-handedly across the Atlantic, becoming the first woman to successfully do so.

1974- Prime Minister of Greece|Greek Prime Minister -Konstantinos Karamanlis forms the country's first civil government after Greek military junta of 1967–1974|seven years of military rule.

1977-The National Assembly of Quebec -imposes the use of French language|French as the official language of the provincial government.

1989-A federal grand jury -indicts Cornell University student Robert Tappan Morris|Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, thus becoming the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

1990-The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 -is signed into law by President George H. W. Bush|George Bush.

2005- Space Shuttle program -STS-114 Mission

2005- Mumbai -India receives Maharashtra floods of 2005|99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, resulting in floods killing over 5,000 people.

2007- Shambo -a black cow in Wales that had been adopted by the local Hindu community, is slaughtered due to a bovine tuberculosis infection, causing widespread controversy.

Famous Birthdays


1030- Stanislaus of Szczepanów -Polish bishop and saint (d. 1079)

1678- Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 1711)

1711- Lorenz Christoph Mizler -German physician, mathematician, and historian (d. 1778)

1739- George Clinton (vice president)|George Clinton -American general and politician, 4th Vice President of the United States (d. 1812)

1782- John Field (composer)|John Field -Irish pianist and composer (d. 1837)

1791- Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart -Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1844)

1802- Mariano Arista -Mexican politician, 42nd President of Mexico (d. 1855)

1819- Justin Holland -American guitarist and activist (d. 1887)

1829- Auguste Marie François Beernaert -Belgian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1912)

1841- Carl Robert Jakobson -Estonian politician, journalist and teacher (d. 1882)

1842- Alfred Marshall -English economist and academic (d. 1924)

1844- Stefan Drzewiecki -Ukrainian-Polish engineer and journalist (d. 1938)

1846- Texas Jack Omohundro -American actor (d. 1880)

1854- Philippe Gaucher -French dermatologist (d. 1918)

1855- Ferdinand Tönnies -German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1936)

1856- George Bernard Shaw -Irish playwright and critic, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)

1858- Tom Garrett -Australian cricketer (d. 1943)

1865- Philipp Scheidemann -German politician, 10th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1939)

1865- Rajanikanta Sen -Indian poet and composer (d. 1910)

1872- John Gourlay -Canadian soccer player (d. 1949)

1874- Serge Koussevitzky -Russian-American bassist, composer, and conductor (d. 1951)

1875- Carl Jung -Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist (d. 1961)

1875- Antonio Machado -Spanish poet and academic (d. 1939)

1878- Ernst Hoppenberg -German swimmer and water polo player (d. 1937)

1879- Shunroku Hata -Japanese field marshal (d. 1962)

1880- Volodymyr Vynnychenko -Ukrainian politician, 1st List of Prime Ministers of Ukraine|Prime Minister of Ukrainian People's Republic (d. 1951)

1885- André Maurois -French author (d. 1967)

1886- Lars Hanson -Swedish actor (d. 1965)

1888- Reginald Hands -South African cricketer (d. 1918)

1890- Daniel J. Callaghan -American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1942)

1892- Sad Sam Jones -American baseball player and manager (d. 1966)

1893- George Grosz -German painter and illustrator (d. 1959)

1894- Aldous Huxley -English author, poet, and academic (d. 1963)

1895- Gracie Allen -American actress and singer (d. 1964)

1895- Jane Bunford -English giant (d. 1922)

1896- Tim Birkin -English race car driver (d. 1933)

1897- Harold D. Cooley -American lawyer and politician (d. 1974)

1897- Paul Gallico -American author (d. 1976)

1900- Pat Walshe -American actor (d. 1991)

1903- Estes Kefauver -American politician (d. 1963)

1906- Irena Iłłakowicz -German-Polish lieutenant (d. 1943)

1908- Lucien Wercollier -Luxembourger sculptor (d. 2002)

1909- Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft -English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1994)

1909- Vivian Vance -American actress and singer (d. 1979)

1911- John Pierotti -American cartoonist (d. 1987)

1913- Kan Yuet-keung -Hong Kong banker, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)

1914- C. Farris Bryant -American politician, List of Governors of Florida|34th Governor of Florida (d. 2002)

1914- Erskine Hawkins -American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1993)

1914- Ellis Kinder -American baseball player (d. 1968)

1916- Dean Brooks -American physician and actor (d. 2013)

1916- Jaime Luiz Coelho -Brazilian archbishop (d. 2013)

1916- Herbert Norkus -German Hitler Youth member (d. 1932)

1918- Marjorie Lord -American actress and singer

1919- Virginia Gilmore -American actress and singer (d. 1986)

1919- James Lovelock -English biologist and chemist

1920- Nilton Pacheco -Brazilian basketball player (d. 2013)

1920- Bob Waterfield -American football player and coach (d. 1983)

1921- Tom Saffell -American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)

1921- Jean Shepherd -American radio host, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1922- Blake Edwards -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1922- Jim Foglesong -American record producer (d. 2013)

1922- Jason Robards -American actor and singer (d. 2000)

1923- Jan Berenstain -American author and illustrator (d. 2012)

1923- Biff Elliot -American actor (d. 2012)

1923- Hoyt Wilhelm -American baseball player and coach (d. 2002)

1925- Jerzy Einhorn -Polish-Swedish doctor and politician (d. 2000)

1925- Ana María Matute -Spanish author (d. 2014)

1926- James Best -American actor, singer, director, and screenwriter

1927- Gulabrai Ramchand -Indian cricketer (d. 2003)

1928- Don Beauman -English race car driver (d. 1955)

1928- Francesco Cossiga -Italian politician, 8th President of Italy (d. 2010)

1928- Elliott Erwitt -French-American photographer

1928- Ibn-e-Safi -Indian-Pakistani author and poet (d. 1980)

1928- Stanley Kubrick -American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1999)

1928- Peter Lougheed -Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Premier of Alberta (d. 2012)

1928- Sally Oppenheim-Barnes, Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes -English politician

1928- Bernice Rubens -Welsh author (d. 2004)

1929- Marc Lalonde -Canadian lawyer and politician

1929- Joe Jackson (manager)|Joe Jackson -American talent manager, father of the Jackson family

1929- Alexis Weissenberg -Bulgarian-French pianist (d. 2012)

1930- Plínio de Arruda Sampaio -Brazilian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

1930- Barbara Jefford -English actress

1931- Robert Colbert -American actor

1931- Takashi Ono -Japanese gymnast

1931- Telê Santana -Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2006)

1933- Lance Percival -English actor and screenwriter

1933- Igor Plechanov -Russian motorcycle racer (d. 2007)

1933- Yale Summers -American actor (d. 2012)

1933- Yomo Toro -Puerto Rican guitarist and composer (d. 2012)

1934- Tommy McDonald (American football)|Tommy McDonald -American football player

1936- Tsutomu Koyama -Japanese volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)

1936- Lawrie McMenemy -English footballer and manager

1936- Mary Millar -English actress and singer (d. 1998)

1936- Keith Peters (physician)|Keith Peters -Welsh physician and academic

1939- Jun Henmi -Japanese author and poet (d. 2011)

1939- John Howard -Australian politician, 25th Prime Minister of Australia

1939- Bob Lilly -American football player and photographer

1939- Richard Marlow -English organist and conductor (d. 2013)

1940- Dobie Gray -American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)

1940- Mary Jo Kopechne -American secretary and educator (d. 1969)

1940- Brian Mawhinney, Baron Mawhinney -Irish politician, Secretary of State for Transport

1940- Bobby Rousseau -Canadian ice hockey player

1940- Tolis Voskopoulos -Greek singer-songwriter and actor

1941- Jean Baubérot -French historian and sociologist

1941- Bobby Hebb -American singer-songwriter (d. 2010)

1941- Darlene Love -American singer and actress

1941- Brenton Wood -American singer-songwriter

1942- Vladimír Mečiar -Slovak politician, 1st Prime Minister of Slovakia

1942- Teddy Pilette -Belgian race car driver

1943- Peter Hyams -American director, screenwriter, and cinematographer

1943- Mick Jagger -English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (The Rolling Stones and SuperHeavy)

1944- Kiel Martin -American actor (d. 1990)

1945- Betty Davis -American singer-songwriter

1945- Helen Mirren -English actress

1946- Emilio de Villota -Spanish race car driver

1948- Luboš Andršt -Czech guitarist and songwriter (Energit (band)|Energit and Framus Five)

1948- Herbert Wiesinger -German figure skater

1949- Thaksin Shinawatra -Thai businessman and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Thailand

1949- Roger Taylor (Queen drummer)|Roger Taylor -English singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer (Queen (band)|Queen, The Cross (band)|The Cross, and Smile (band)|Smile)

1950- Nelinho -Brazilian footballer

1950- Nicholas Evans -English journalist, screenwriter, and producer

1950- Susan George (actress)|Susan George -English actress and producer

1950- Anne Rafferty -English lawyer and judge

1950- Rich Vogler -American race car driver (d. 1990)

1951- Rick Martin -Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2011)

1952- Glynis Breakwell -English psychologist and academic

1953- Felix Magath -German footballer and manager

1953- Edie Mirman -American voice actress

1953- Robert Phillips (guitarist)|Robert Phillips -American guitarist

1954- Vitas Gerulaitis -American tennis player (d. 1994)

1955- Aleksandrs Starkovs -Latvian footballer and coach

1955- Asif Ali Zardari -Pakistani politician, 11th President of Pakistan

1956- Peter Fincham -English screenwriter and producer

1956- Dorothy Hamill -American figure skater

1956- Tommy Rich -American wrestler

1956- Tim Tremlett -English cricketer

1957- Norman Baker -Scottish politician

1957- Yuen Biao -Hong Kong actor and martial artist

1957- Hart Hanson -American screenwriter and producer

1957- Nana Visitor -American actress

1958- Monti Davis -American basketball player (d. 2013)

1958- Angela Hewitt -Canadian pianist

1958- Thierry Gilardi -French sportscaster (d. 2008)

1959- Rick Bragg -American author and journalist

1959- Tom McGowan -American actor

1959- Michael Bruce Ross -American serial killer (d. 2005)

1959- Kevin Spacey -American actor, singer, and producer

1961- Gary Cherone -American singer-songwriter (Extreme (band)|Extreme, Van Halen, Tribe of Judah (band)|Tribe of Judah, and Hurtsmile)

1961- Andy Connell -English keyboard player and songwriter (Swing Out Sister and A Certain Ratio)

1961- Felix Dexter -Caribbean-English comedian and actor (d. 2013)

1961- Dimitris Saravakos -Greek footballer

1962- Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh -Irish singer and fiddler (Altan (band)|Altan, T with the Maggies, and String Sisters)

1963- Jeff Stoughton -Canadian curler

1964- Sandra Bullock -American actress and producer

1964- Ralf Metzenmacher -German painter and designer

1964- Anne Provoost -Belgian author

1964- Danny Woodburn -American actor

1965- Jeremy Piven -American actor and producer

1967- Martin Baker (organist)|Martin Baker -English organist and conductor

1967- Anthony Durante -American wrestler (d. 2003)

1967- Tim Schafer -American video game designer, founded Double Fine Productions

1968- Frédéric Diefenthal -French actor and director

1968- Olivia Williams -English actress

1969- Greg Colbrunn -American baseball player and coach

1969- Tanni Grey-Thompson -Welsh wheelchair racer and politician

1970- Joan Wasser -American singer-songwriter and violinist (The Dambuilders, Those Bastard Souls, and Antony and the Johnsons)

1971- Kendall Francois -American serial killer (d. 2014)

1971- Khaled Mahmud -Bangladeshi cricketer and coach

1972- Nathan Buckley -Australian footballer and coach

1972- Indrek Sei -Estonian swimmer

1972- Wayne Wonder -Jamaican singer-songwriter

1973- Vaniity -Mexican-American porn actress

1973- Kate Beckinsale -English actress

1973- Lenka Kotková -Czech astronomer

1973- Chris Pirillo -American television host, author, and blogger

1973- Mariano Raffo -Argentinian director and producer

1974- Daniel Negreanu -Canadian poker player

1974- Dean Sturridge -English footballer

1975- Ingo Schultz -German sprinter

1975- Joe Smith (basketball)|Joe Smith -American basketball player

1975- Elizabeth Truss -English politician

1976- Elena Kustarova -Russian ice dancer and coach

1977- Joaquín Benoit -Dominican baseball player

1977- Martin Laursen -Danish footballer and manager

1977- Rebecca St. James -Australian-American singer-songwriter and actress

1977- Tanja Szewczenko -German figure skater

1978- Eve Myles -Welsh actress

1979- Friedrich Michau -German rugby player

1979- Derek Paravicini -English pianist

1979- Peter Sarno -Canadian ice hockey player

1979- Mageina Tovah -American actress

1979- Erik Westrum -American ice hockey player

1980- Dave Baksh -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Sum 41, Brown Brigade, and Organ Thieves)

1980- Lee Dong-gun -South Korean actor and singer

1980- Robert Gallery -American football player

1980- Ellen Hamilton Latzen -American actress

1980- Liliane Klein -American actress and singer

1980- Mugdha Godse -Indian model and actress

1981- Vildan Atasever -Turkish actress

1981- Abe Forsythe -Australian actor, director, and screenwriter

1981- Maicon Sisenando -Brazilian footballer

1982- Gilad Hochman -Israeli-German composer

1982- Christopher Kane -Scottish fashion designer

1982- Kalimba Marichal -Mexican singer and actor

1982- Chez Starbuck -American actor

1983- Zara (Russian singer)|Zara -Russian singer and actress

1983- Hila Bronstein -Israeli-German singer-songwriter (Bro'Sis)

1983- Kelly Clark -American snowboarder

1983- Stephen Makinwa -Nigerian footballer

1983- Roderick Strong -American wrestler

1983- Naomi van As -Dutch field hockey player

1983- Delonte West -American basketball player

1984- Kristina Dörfer -German actress and singer

1984- Kyriakos Ioannou -Cypriot high jumper

1984- Benjamin Kayser -French rugby player

1984- Melissa Marty -Puerto Rician model, Nuestra Belleza Latina 2008

1984- Alex Parks -English singer-songwriter

1984- Sabri Sarıoğlu -Turkish footballer

1985- Marcus Benard -American football player

1985- Zhou Bichang -Chinese singer-songwriter and actress

1985- Gaël Clichy -French footballer

1985- Audrey De Montigny -Canadian singer-songwriter

1985- Mat Gamel -American baseball player

1986- Leo Hallerstam -Swedish actor

1985- Natsuki Katō -Japanese model and actress

1985- Jasmine Lennard -English model

1986- Monica Raymund -American actress

1985- Matt Riddlehoover -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1985- Georgina Sherrington -English actress

1986- John White (footballer, born 1986)|John White -English footballer

1987- Panagiotis Kone -Greek footballer

1987- Alec Martinez -Canadian ice hockey player

1987- Miriam McDonald -Canadian actress and dancer

1987- Fredy Montero -Colombian footballer

1988- Sayaka Akimoto -Japanese singer, actress, and dancer (AKB48 and Diva (Japanese band)|Diva)

1988- Francia Raisa -American actress

1989- Areti Ketime -Greek singer and santouri player

1989- Ivian Sarcos -Venezuelan model, Miss World 2011

1993- Elizabeth Gillies -American actress and singer

1993- Taylor Momsen -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (The Pretty Reckless)

1994- Ella Leivo -Finnish tennis player

1995- Holly Bodimeade -English actress

1996- Olivia Breen -English-Welsh sprinter

1996- Tatjana Vorobjova -Estonian tennis player

History of Deaths


342- Emperor Cheng of Jin -(b. 321)

796- Offa of Mercia -(b. 730)

811- Nikephoros I -Byzantine emperor

1380- Emperor Kōmyō -of Japan (b. 1322)

1471- Pope Paul II -(b. 1417)

1592- Armand de Gontaut, baron de Biron -French general (b. 1524)

1605- Miguel de Benavides -Spanish clergyman and sinologist (b. 1552)

1611- Horio Yoshiharu -Japanese daimyo (b. 1542)

1680- John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester -English poet and courtier (b. 1647)

1684- Elena Cornaro Piscopia -Italian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1646)

1712- Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds -English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1631)

1723- Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven -English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1660)

1801- Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria -(b. 1756)

1863- Sam Houston -American soldier and politician, 7th Governor of Texas (b. 1793)

1867- Otto, King of Greece -(b. 1815)

1915- James Murray (lexicographer)|James Murray -Scottish lexicographer and philologist (b. 1837)

1919- Edward Poynter -English painter and illustrator (b. 1836)

1925- Antonio Ascari -Italian race car driver (b. 1888)

1925- Gottlob Frege -German mathematician and philosopher (b. 1848)

1925- William Jennings Bryan -American lawyer and politician, 41st United States Secretary of State (b. 1860)

1926- Robert Todd Lincoln -American lawyer and politician, 35th United States Secretary of War, son of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1843)

1930- Pavlos Karolidis -Greek historian and academic (b. 1849)

1932- Fred Duesenberg -German-American businessman, co-founded the Duesenberg|Duesenberg Company (b. 1876)

1934- Winsor McCay -American animator, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1871)

1938- Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick -(b. 1861)

1941- Henri Lebesgue -French mathematician and academic (b. 1875)

1942- Roberto Arlt -Argentinian author and playwright (b. 1900)

1952- Eva Perón -Argentinian actress and politician, 25th First Lady of Argentina (b. 1919)

1953- Nikolaos Plastiras -Greek general and politician, 135th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1883)

1960- Cedric Gibbons -Irish-American art director and production designer (b. 1893)

1960- Maud Menten -Canadian physician and biochemist (b. 1879)

1964- Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe -English race car driver and politician (b. 1884)

1970- Robert Taschereau -Canadian jurist, 11th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896)

1971- Diane Arbus -American photographer and academic (b. 1923)

1980- Ibn-e-Safi -Pakistani author and poet (b. 1928)

1984- George Gallup -American statistician, founded the Gallup (company)|Gallup Company (b. 1901)

1984- Ed Gein -American murderer (b. 1906)

1986- W. Averell Harriman -American politician and diplomat, 11th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1891)

1988- Fazlur Rahman Malik -Pakistani philosopher, scholar, and academic (b. 1919)

1990- Brent Mydland -German-American keyboard player and songwriter (Grateful Dead, Bobby and the Midnites, and Silver (band)|Silver) (b. 1952)

1992- Mary Wells -American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)

1993- Matthew Ridgway -American general (b. 1895)

1994- James Luther Adams -American theologian and educator (b. 1901)

1994- Christy Henrich -American gymnast (b. 1972)

1994- Tonia Marketaki -Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1942)

1994- Terry Scott -English actor (b. 1927)

1995- Laurindo Almeida -Brazilian-American guitarist and composer (b. 1917)

1995- Raymond Mailloux -Canadian politician (b. 1918)

1995- George W. Romney -American businessman and politician, 43rd Governor of Michigan (b. 1907)

1999- Walter Jackson Bate -American author and critic (b. 1918)

1999- Phaedon Gizikis -Greek general and politician, List of heads of state of Greece|President of Greece (b. 1917)

2000- John Tukey -American mathematician and academic (b. 1915)

2001- Rex T. Barber -American colonel and pilot (b. 1917)

2001- Peter von Zahn -German journalist and author (b. 1913)

2004- William A. Mitchell -American chemist, created Pop Rocks and Cool Whip (b. 1911)

2005- Betty Astell -English actress (b. 1912)

2005- Alexander Golitzen -Russian-American production designer (b. 1908)

2005- Jack Hirshleifer -American economist and educator (b. 1925)

2005- Gilles Marotte -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)

2007- Lars Forssell -Swedish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1928)

2007- John Normington -English actor (b. 1937)

2007- Skip Prosser -American basketball player and coach (b. 1950)

2009- Merce Cunningham -American dancer and choreographer (b. 1919)

2009- Marcey Jacobson -American-Mexican photographer (b. 1911)

2010- Sivakant Tiwari -Indian-Singaporean politician (b. 1945)

2011- Richard Harris (American football)|Richard Harris -American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1948)

2011- Sakyo Komatsu -Japanese author and screenwriter (b. 1931)

2011- Margaret Olley -Australian painter (b. 1923)

2012- Don Bagley -American bassist and composer (b. 1927)

2012- Miriam Ben-Porat -Russian-Israeli jurist (b. 1918)

2012- Karl Benjamin -American painter (b. 1925)

2012- Lupe Ontiveros -American actress (b. 1942)

2012- Pat Porter -American runner (b. 1959)

2012- Mary Tamm -English actress (b. 1950)

2012- James D. Watkins -American admiral and politician, 6th United States Secretary of Energy (b. 1927)

2013- JJ Cale -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Leathercoated Minds) (b. 1938)

2013- Luther F. Cole -American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)

2013- Harley Flanders -American mathematician and academic (b. 1925)

2013- Leighton Gage -American author (b. 1942)

2013- Sung Jae-gi -South Korean activist (b. 1967)

2013- George P. Mitchell -American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1919)

2013- Bob Savage -American baseball player (b. 1921)

2013- Unbridled's Song -American race horse (b. 1993)

2014- Oleh Babayev -Ukrainian politician (b. 1965)

2014- Charles R. Larson -American admiral (b. 1936)

2014- Richard MacCormac -English architect, founded MJP Architects (b. 1938)

2014- Sergei O. Prokofieff -Russian anthroposophist and author (b. 1954)

2014- Roland Verhavert -Belgian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)