This Day in History

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

Events History


1054- Siward, Earl of Northumbria -invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.

1189- Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor|Friedrich Barbarossa -arrives at Niš, the capital of Kingdom of Serbia (medieval)|Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.

1202- Georgian-Seljuk wars -At the Battle of Basian the Kingdom of Georgia defeats the Sultanate of Rum.

1214- Battle of Bouvines -Philip II of France decisively defeats Holy Roman Empire|Imperial, Kingdom of England|English and County of Flanders|Flemish armies, effectively ending John, King of England|John of England's Angevin Empire.

1299-According to Edward Gibbon -Osman I invades the territory of Nicomedia for the first time, usually considered to be the founding day of the Ottoman state.

1302- Battle of Bapheus -Decisive Ottoman Empire|Ottoman victory over the Byzantine Empire|Byzantines opening up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.

1549-The Society of Jesus|Jesuit -priest Francis Xavier's ship reaches Japan.

1663-The Parliament of England|English Parliament -passes the Navigation Acts#The Navigation Acts|second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the Thirteen Colonies|American colonies have to be sent in England|English ships from English ports.

1689- Glorious Revolution -The Battle of Killiecrankie ends.

1694-A Royal charter -is granted to the Bank of England.

1720-The Battle of Grengam -marks the second important victory of the Russian Navy.

1778- American Revolution -Battle of Ushant (1778)|First Battle of Ushant

1789-The first United States|U.S. -Federal government of the United States|federal government agency, the United States Department of State#History|Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed United States Department of State|Department of State).

1794- French Revolution -Maximilien Robespierre is Thermidorian Reaction|arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution".

1862-Sailing from San Francisco|San Francisco, California -to Panama City|Panama City, Panama, the ''SS Golden Gate'' catches fire and sinks off Manzanillo, Colima|Manzanillo, Mexico, killing 231.

1865- Y Wladfa|Welsh settlers -arrive at Chubut River|Chubut in Argentina.

1866-The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable -is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador|Heart's Content, Newfoundland (island)|Newfoundland.

1880- Second Anglo-Afghan War -Battle of Maiwand

1890- Vincent van Gogh -shoots himself and dies two days later.

1900-Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Emperor|Wilhelm II -makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, "Hun" would be a disparaging name for Germans.

1914- Felix Manalo -registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Philippines|Philippine government.

1917-The Allies of World War I|Allies -reach the Yser|Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.

1919-The Chicago Race Riot of 1919|Chicago Race Riot -erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side, Chicago|South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.

1921-Researchers at the University of Toronto -led by biochemist Frederick Banting prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.

1928- Tich Freeman -becomes the only Bowling (cricket)|bowler ever to take 200 first-class cricket|first-class Wicket#Dismissing a batsman|wickets before the end of July.

1929-The Geneva Convention (1929)|Geneva Convention of 1929 -dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations.

1940-The animated short '' A Wild Hare -' is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.

1941- Japan -se troops occupy French Indochina.

1942- World War II -Allies of World War II|Allied forces First Battle of El Alamein|successfully halt the final Axis powers|Axis advance into Egypt.

1949-Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet -the first jet-powered airliner.

1953-Fighting in the Korean War -ends when the United States, China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.

1955-The Allied-occupied Austria|Allied occupation of Austria -stemming from World War II, ends.

1964- Vietnam War -Five thousand more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.

1974- Watergate scandal -The United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives United States House Committee on the Judiciary|Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President of the United States|President Richard Nixon.

1976-Former Prime Minister of Japan|Japanese prime minister -Kakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.

1981- United Kingdom|British -television: On ''Coronation Street'', Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Barlow|Deirdre Langton, which proves to be a national event scoring massive viewer numbers for the show.

1981- Murder of Adam Walsh|Adam Walsh -6-year-old son of John Walsh (television host)|John Walsh, is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.

1983- Black July -Eighteen Sri Lankan Tamil people|Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada Welikada Prison|high security prison in Colombo are Welikada prison massacre|massacred by Sinhalese people|Sinhalese prisoners, the second such massacre in two days.

1987- Premier Exhibitions#RMS Titanic Inc.|RMS Titanic Inc. -begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the {{RMS|Titanic}}.

1990-The Supreme Soviet -of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic|Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day is celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a Belarusian referendum, 1996|referendum held that year the celebration of independence is moved to June 3.

1990-The Jamaat al Muslimeen -Jamaat al Muslimeen coup attempt|attempt a ''coup d'état'' in Trinidad and Tobago, occupying the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago|Trinidad and the studios of Trinidad and Tobago Television, holding Prime minister|Prime Minister A. N. R. Robinson and most of his Cabinet (government)|Cabinet as well as the staff at the television station hostage for six days.

1995-The Korean War Veterans Memorial -is dedicated in Washington, D.C..

1996- Centennial Olympic Park bombing -In Atlanta|Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One woman (Alice Hawthorne) is killed, and a cameraman suffers a heart attack fleeing the scene. One hundred eleven are injured.

1999- Tony Hawk -lands the first 900 on a skateboard (two-and-a-half complete revolutions) at the fifth annual X Games in San Francisco, California.

2005- STS-114 -NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the Space Shuttle external tank|external fuel tank. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.

2006-The Germany|Federal Republic of Germany -is deemed guilty in the loss of Überlingen mid-air collision|Bashkirian 2937 and Überlingen mid-air collision|DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance.

2012-The 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony|opening ceremony -of the 2012 Summer Olympics take place at the Olympic Stadium (London)|Olympic Stadium in London.

Famous Birthdays


1452- Ludovico Sforza -Italian son of Francesco I Sforza (d. 1508)

1667- Johann Bernoulli -Swiss mathematician and academic (d. 1748)

1733- Jeremiah Dixon -English surveyor and astronomer (d. 1779)

1740- Jeanne Baré -French explorer (d. 1803)

1741- François-Hippolyte Barthélémon -French-English violinist and composer (d. 1808)

1752- Samuel Smith (Maryland)|Samuel Smith -American general and politician (d. 1839)

1768- Charlotte Corday -French assassin of Jean-Paul Marat (d. 1793)

1768- Joseph Anton Koch -Austrian painter (d. 1839)

1773- Jacob Aall -Norwegian economist and politician (d. 1844)

1777- Thomas Campbell (poet)|Thomas Campbell -Scottish-French poet and academic (d. 1844)

1777- Henry Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre -English general (d. 1853)

1781- Mauro Giuliani -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1828)

1784- Denis Davydov -Russian general and poet (d. 1839)

1812- Thomas Lanier Clingman -American general (d. 1897)

1818- Agostino Roscelli -Italian priest and saint (d. 1902)

1824- Alexandre Dumas, fils -French author and playwright (d. 1895)

1833- Thomas George Bonney -English geologist (d. 1923)

1835- Giosuè Carducci -Italian poet and educator, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)

1848- Loránd Eötvös -Hungarian physicist and politician, Minister of Education (Hungary)|Minister of Education of Hungary (d. 1919)

1848- Thomas Herbst (painter)|Thomas Herbst -German painter (d. 1915)

1853- Vladimir Korolenko -Ukrainian journalist, author, and activist (d. 1921)

1857- José Celso Barbosa -Puerto Rican physician, sociologist, and politician (d. 1921)

1858- George Lyon (golfer)|George Lyon -Canadian golfer (d. 1938)

1866- António José de Almeida -Portuguese politician, 6th President of Portugal (d. 1929)

1867- Enrique Granados -Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1916)

1870- Hilaire Belloc -French-English author and politician (d. 1953)

1877- Ernő Dohnányi -Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960)

1881- Hans Fischer -German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize for Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)

1882- Geoffrey de Havilland -English pilot and engineer, founded the de Havilland|de Havilland Aircraft Company (d. 1965)

1886- Ernst May -German architect (d. 1970)

1889- Vera Karalli -Russian ballerina, choreographer, and actress (d. 1972)

1890- Armas Taipale -Finnish discus thrower (d. 1976)

1891- Jacob van der Hoeden -Dutch-Israeli veterinarian and academic (d. 1968)

1894- Mientje Kling -Dutch actress (d. 1966)

1896- Robert George (RAF officer)|Robert George -Scottish air marshal and politician, 24th Governor of South Australia (d. 1967)

1896- Henri Longchambon -French politician (d. 1969)

1902- Eberhard Vogdt -Estonian sailor (d. 1964)

1903- Nikolay Cherkasov -Russian actor (d. 1966)

1903- Michail Stasinopoulos -Greek jurist and politician, President of Greece (d. 2002)

1905- Leo Durocher -American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)

1906- Jerzy Giedroyc -Polish author and activist (d. 2000)

1906- Herbert Jasper -Canadian psychologist and neurologist (d. 1999)

1908- Joseph Mitchell (writer)|Joseph Mitchell -American journalist and author (d. 1996)

1910- Julien Gracq -French author and critic (d. 2007)

1910- Fern Persons -American actress (d. 2012)

1910- Lupita Tovar -Mexican actress

1911- Rayner Heppenstall -English author and poet (d. 1981)

1912- Vernon Elliott -English bassoon player, composer, and conductor (d. 1996)

1913- Gérard Côté -Canadian runner (d. 1993)

1913- George L. Street III -American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2000)

1914- August Sang -Estonian poet and translator (d. 1969)

1915- Mario Del Monaco -Italian tenor (d. 1982)

1915- Josef Priller -German pilot (d. 1961)

1916- Elizabeth Hardwick (writer)|Elizabeth Hardwick -American author and critic (d. 2007)

1916- Skippy Williams -American saxophonist and arranger (d. 1994)

1916- Keenan Wynn -American actor and singer (d. 1986)

1917- Bourvil -French actor and singer (d. 1970)

1918- Leonard Rose -American cellist and educator (d. 1984)

1921- Garry Davis -American pilot and activist, created the World Passport (d. 2013)

1921- Émile Genest -Canadian-American actor (d. 2003)

1922- Adolfo Celi -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1986)

1922- Norman Lear -American screenwriter and producer

1923- Mas Oyama -South Korean-Japanese martial artist (d. 1994)

1924- Vincent Canby -American historian and critic (d. 2000)

1924- Otar Taktakishvili -Georgian composer and conductor (d. 1989)

1927- Sat Mahajan -Indian politician (d. 2012)

1927- C. Rajadurai -Sri Lankan politician, 1st Mayor of Batticaloa

1927- John Seigenthaler -American journalist and academic (d. 2014)

1928- Joseph Kittinger -American colonel and pilot

1928- Karloff Lagarde -Mexican wrestler (d. 2007)

1929- Jean Baudrillard -French sociologist and philosopher (d. 2007)

1929- Harvey Fuqua -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Moonglows and New Birth (band)|New Birth) (d. 2010)

1929- Jack Higgins -English author and academic

1929- Marc Wilkinson -French-Australian composer and conductor

1930- Joy Whitby -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1930- Shirley Williams -English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Education

1931- Khieu Samphan -Cambodian politician, 28th List of Prime Ministers of Cambodia|Prime Minister of Cambodia

1931- Jerry Van Dyke -American actor and singer

1932- Forest Able -American basketball player

1933- Nick Reynolds -American Bongo drum|bongo player (The Kingston Trio) (d. 2008)

1933- Ted Whitten -Australian footballer and journalist (d. 1995)

1935- Hillar Kärner -Estonian chess player

1935- Billy McCullough -Irish footballer

1936- J. Robert Hooper -American politician (d. 2008)

1937- Anna Dawson -English actress and singer

1937- Don Galloway -American actor (d. 2009)

1938- Gary Gygax -American game designer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons (d. 2008)

1939- Michael Longley -Irish poet

1940- Pina Bausch -German dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)

1941- Christian Boesch -Austrian opera singer

1941- Johannes Fritsch -German viola player and composer (d. 2010)

1942- Édith Butler -Canadian singer-songwriter

1942- John Pleshette -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1942- Dennis Ralston -American tennis player

1943- Jeremy Greenstock -English diplomat

1944- Tony Capstick -English actor and singer (d. 2003)

1944- Bobbie Gentry -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1944- Jean-Marie Leblanc -French cyclist

1944- Barbara Thompson (musician)|Barbara Thomson -English saxophonist and composer (Colosseum (band)|Colosseum and New Jazz Orchestra)

1946- Peter Reading -English poet and author (d. 2011)

1946- Rade Šerbedžija -Croatian actor

1947- Kazuyoshi Miura (businessman)|Kazuyoshi Miura -Japanese businessman (d. 2008)

1948- Peggy Fleming -American figure skater

1948- James Munby -English judge

1948- Pavlos Sidiropoulos -Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990)

1948- Betty Thomas -American actress, director, and producer

1948- Henny Vrienten -Dutch singer-songwriter and bass player (Doe Maar)

1949- Maury Chaykin -American-Canadian actor (d. 2010)

1949- André Dupont -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1949- Susan Gordon -American actress (d. 2011)

1949- Rory Macdonald (musician)|Rory MacDonald -Scottish singer-songwriter and bass player (Runrig and The Band from Rockall)

1949- Maureen McGovern -American singer and actress

1949- Robert Rankin -English author

1950- Simon Jones (actor)|Simon Jones -English actor

1951- Roseanna Cunningham -Scottish lawyer and politician

1951- Bob Diamond (banker)|Bob Diamond -American banker

1951- Rolf Thung -Dutch tennis player

1952- Marvin Barnes -American basketball player (d. 2014)

1952- Hannu-Pekka Hänninen -Finnish sportscaster

1952- Roxanne Hart -American actress

1953- Chung Dong-young -South Korean politician

1953- Yahoo Serious -Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1954- Philippe Alliot -French race car driver

1954- G. S. Bali -Indian politician

1954- Ricardo Uceda -Peruvian journalist

1955- Cat Bauer -American journalist, author, and playwright

1955- Allan Border -Australian cricketer and coach

1955- John Howell (politician)|John Howell -English journalist and politician

1955- Bobby Rondinelli -American drummer (Blue Öyster Cult, Rainbow (rock band)|Rainbow, Quiet Riot and Black Sabbath)

1956- Carol Leifer -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1957- Bill Engvall -American comedian and actor

1957- Matt Osborne -American wrestler (d. 2013)

1957- Allan Simmons -English Scrabble player

1958- Christopher Dean -English figure skater

1959- Joe DeSa -American baseball player (d. 1986)

1959- Hugh Green (American football)|Hugh Green -American football player

1959- Yiannos Papantoniou -Greek politician, Ministry of Finance (Greece)|Greek Minister of Finance

1960- Jo Durie -English tennis player

1960- Gabrielle Glaister -English actress

1960- Conway Savage -Australian singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)

1960- Emily Thornberry -English lawyer and politician

1962- Karl Mueller (rock musician)|Karl Mueller -American bass player (Soul Asylum) (d. 2005)

1963- Karrin Allyson -American singer and pianist

1963- Donnie Yen -Chinese-Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and martial artist

1964- Rex Brown -American bass player and songwriter (Pantera, Kill Devil Hill (band)|Kill Devil Hill, and Down (band)|Down)

1965- José Luis Chilavert -Paraguayan footballer

1965- Wladimir Reznitschenko -Kazakhstani-German fencer

1967- Rahul Bose -Indian journalist, actor, director, and screenwriter

1967- Juliana Hatfield -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blake Babies, Some Girls (band)|Some Girls, and The Lemonheads)

1967- Sasha Mitchell -American actor

1967- David Chacón Perez -Venezuelan director and producer

1967- Neil Smith (cricketer, born 1967)|Neil Smith -English cricketer

1967- Kellie Waymire -American actress (d. 2003)

1967- Craig Wolanin -Canadian ice hockey player

1968- Maria Grazia Cucinotta -Italian actress and producer

1968- Cliff Curtis -New Zealand actor and producer

1968- Tom Goodwin -American baseball player and coach

1968- Julian McMahon -Australian actor

1968- Ricardo Rosset -Brazilian race car driver

1969- Triple H -American wrestler and actor

1969- Timo Maas -German DJ and producer

1969- Giannis Milonas -Greek basketball player

1969- Jonty Rhodes -South African cricketer and coach

1970- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau -Danish actor and producer

1970- David Davies (Welsh politician)|David Davies -English-Welsh politician

1972- Jill Arrington -American sportscaster

1972- Takako Fuji -Japanese actress

1972- Maya Rudolph -American actress and singer

1972- Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor -Malaysian surgeon and astronaut

1973- Cassandra Clare -American author

1973- Abe Cunningham -American drummer (Deftones and Phallucy)

1973- Erik Nys -Belgian long jumper

1973- Tracy Shaw -English actress and singer

1973- Gorden Tallis -Australian rugby player

1974- Eason Chan -Hong Kong singer, actor, and producer

1974- Pete Yorn -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Olms)

1975- Shea Hillenbrand -American baseball player

1975- Elise Laverick -English rower

1975- Fred Mascherino -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred, Terrible Things, and Breaking Pangaea)

1975- Alessandro Pistone -Italian footballer

1975- Alex Rodriguez -American baseball player

1976- Scott Mason (cricketer)|Scott Mason -Australian cricketer (d. 2005)

1977- Foo Swee Chin -Singaporean illustrator

1977- Björn Dreyer (footballer born 1977)|Björn Dreyer -German footballer

1977- Jonathan Rhys Meyers -Irish actor

1978- Diarmuid O'Sullivan -Irish hurler

1979- Jorge Arce -Mexican boxer

1979- Sidney Govou -French footballer

1979- Shannon Moore -American wrestler

1980- Allan Davis -Australian cyclist

1980- Dolph Ziggler -American wrestler

1981- Susan King Borchardt -American basketball player

1981- Collins Obuya -Kenyan cricketer

1981- Christopher Weselek -German rugby player

1981- Dash Snow -American painter and photographer (d. 2009)

1982- Cascy Beddow -Canadian actor

1982- Neil Harbisson -English-Catalan painter, composer, and activist

1983- Lorik Cana -Albanian footballer

1983- Martijn Maaskant -Dutch cyclist

1983- Goran Pandev -Macedonian footballer

1983- Blair Redford -American actor

1983- Soccor Velho -Indian footballer (d. 2013)

1984- Tsuyoshi Nishioka -Japanese baseball player

1984- Max Scherzer -American baseball player

1984- Taylor Schilling -American actress

1984- Iekeliene Stange -Dutch model

1984- Kenny Wormald -American dancer and actor

1985- Aljin Abella -Filipino-Australian actor

1985- Benedita Pereira -Portuguese actress

1985- Matteo Pratichetti -Italian rugby player

1985- Lou Taylor Pucci -American actor

1986- DeMarre Carroll -American basketball player

1986- Ryan Flaherty -American baseball player

1986- Ryan Griffen -Australian footballer

1986- Courtney Kupets -American gymnast

1986- Nathan Stephenson -Canadian actor

1987- Jacoby Ford -American football player

1987- Marek Hamšík -Slovak footballer

1987- Jordan Hill (basketball)|Jordan Hill -American basketball player

1987- Sarah Parsons -American ice hockey player

1988- Adam Biddle (footballer)|Adam Biddle -Australian footballer

1988- Yoervis Medina -Venezuelan baseball player

1988- Ryan Tannehill -American football player

1989- Charlotte Arnold -Canadian actress

1989- Mohamed Bangura (footballer)|Mohamed Bangura -Sierra Leonean footballer

1990- Indiana Evans -Australian actress and singer

1990- Nick Hogan -American actor

1990- Paolo Hurtado -Peruvian footballer

1990- Cheyenne Kimball -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gloriana (band)|Gloriana)

1990- Stephen Li-Chung Kuo -Taiwanese-American figure skater

1991- Rena Matsui -Japanese actress and singer (SKE48 and AKB48)

1993- Max Power (footballer)|Max Power -English footballer

1996- Ashlyn Sanchez -American actress

History of Deaths


1101- Conrad II of Italy -(b. 1074)

1276- James I of Aragon -(b. 1208)

1365- Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria -(b. 1339)

1382- Joanna I of Naples -(b. 1326)

1656- Salomo Glassius -German theologian and critic (b. 1593)

1675- Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne -French general (b. 1611)

1759- Pierre Louis Maupertuis -French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1698)

1770- Robert Dinwiddie -English politician (b. 1693)

1841- Mikhail Lermontov -Russian poet and painter (b. 1814)

1844- John Dalton -English physicist, meteorologist, and chemist (b. 1776)

1863- William Lowndes Yancey -American journalist and politician (b. 1813)

1875- Aleksander Kunileid -Estonian composer (b. 1845)

1876- Albertus van Raalte -Dutch-American pastor (b. 1811)

1883- Montgomery Blair -American lieutenant and politician, 20th United States Postmaster General (b. 1813)

1916- Charles Fryatt -English captain (b. 1872)

1917- Emil Theodor Kocher -Swiss physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1841)

1924- Ferruccio Busoni -Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1866)

1931- Auguste Forel -Swiss myrmecologist, neuroanatomist, and psychiatrist (b. 1848)

1938- John Exley -American rower (b. 1867)

1941- Alfred Henry O'Keeffe -New Zealand painter and educator (b. 1858)

1946- Gertrude Stein -American author and poet (b. 1874)

1948- Woolf Barnato -English race car driver (b. 1898)

1948- Joe Tinker -American baseball player and manager (b. 1880)

1951- Paul Kogerman -Estonian chemist and politician, 22nd Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1891)

1958- Claire Lee Chennault -American general and pilot (b. 1893)

1962- Richard Aldington -English poet and author (b. 1892)

1962- James H. Kindelberger -American pilot and businessman (b. 1895)

1965- Daniel-Rops -French historian and author (b. 1901)

1968- Babe Adams -American baseball player (b. 1882)

1970- António de Oliveira Salazar -Portuguese politician, 100th Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1889)

1971- Charlie Tully -Irish footballer and manager (b. 1924)

1978- Bob Heffron -New Zealand-Australian politician, 30th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1890)

1978- Willem van Otterloo -Dutch cellist, composer, and conductor (b. 1907)

1980- Mohammad Reza Pahlavi -Iranian king (b. 1919)

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

1984- James Mason -English actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)

1985- Smoky Joe Wood -American baseball player and coach (b. 1889)

1987- Travis Jackson -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1903)

1988- Frank Zamboni -American inventor and businessman, founded the Zamboni Company (b. 1901)

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

1991- John Friedrich (fraudster)|John Friedrich -German-Australian engineer and conman (b. 1950)

1992- Max Dupain -Australian photographer (b. 1911)

1992- Tzeni Karezi -Greek actress (b. 1932)

1993- Reggie Lewis -American basketball player (b. 1965)

1994- Kevin Carter -South African photographer and journalist (b. 1960)

1995- Miklós Rózsa -Hungarian-American composer and conductor (b. 1907)

1995- Rick Ferrell -American baseball player and coach (b. 1905)

1998- Binnie Barnes -English-American actress and singer (b. 1903)

1999- Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov -Russian mathematician, physicist, and mountaineer (b. 1912)

1999- Harry Edison -American trumpet player (Count Basie Orchestra) (b. 1915)

2000- Gordon Solie -American wrestling announcer (b. 1929)

2001- Rhonda Sing -Canadian wrestler (b. 1961)

2001- Leon Wilkeson -American bass player and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (b. 1952)

2003- Vance Hartke -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1919)

2003- Bob Hope -English-American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1903)

2005- Marten Toonder -Dutch author and illustrator (b. 1912)

2006- Maryann Mahaffey -American politician (b. 1925)

2007- Lucky Grills -Australian actor (b. 1928)

2007- James Oyebola -Nigerian-English boxer (b. 1961)

2008- Youssef Chahine -Egyptian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

2008- Horst Stein -German conductor (b. 1928)

2008- Isaac Saba Raffoul -Mexican businessman (b. 1923)

2010- Maury Chaykin -American-Canadian actor (b. 1949)

2010- Jack Tatum -American football player (b. 1948)

2011- Bejaratana Rajasuda -Thai princess (b. 1925)

2012- Norman Alden -American actor (b. 1924)

2012- R. G. Armstrong -American actor and playwright (b. 1917)

2012- Darryl Cotton -Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Zoot (band)|Zoot and Cotton Keays & Morris) (b. 1949)

2012- Geoffrey Hughes -English actor (b. 1944)

2012- Tony Martin (American singer)|Tony Martin -American actor and singer (b. 1913)

2012- Jack Taylor (referee)|Jack Taylor -English footballer and referee (b. 1930)

2012- Carl-Ludwig Wagner -German politician (b. 1930)

2013- Fernando Alonso (dancer)|Fernando Alonso -Cuban dancer, co-founded the Cuban National Ballet (b. 1914)

2013- Lindy Boggs -American politician and diplomat, 5th United States Ambassador to Holy See (b. 1916)

2013- Sékou Camara -Malian footballer (b. 1985)

2013- Bud Day -American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1925)

2013- Herb Kaplow -American journalist (b. 1927)

2013- Kidd Kraddick -American radio host (b. 1959)

2013- Suzanne Krull -American actress (b. 1966)

2013- Ilya Segalovich -Russian businessman, co-founded Yandex (b. 1964)

2014- Richard Bolt (RNZAF officer)|Richard Bolt -New Zealand air marshal (b. 1923)

2014- George Freese -American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)

2014- Robin Ibbs -English businessman and banker (b. 1926)

2014- Wallace Jones -American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)

2014- Francesco Marchisano -Italian cardinal (b. 1929)

2014- Paul Schell -American lawyer and politician, 50th List of mayors of Seattle|Mayor of Seattle (b. 1937)

2014- Paul St. Pierre -Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1923)