This Day in History

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

Events History


371 BC-The Battle of Leuctra -where Epaminondas defeated Cleombrotus I, takes place

640- Battle of Heliopolis -The Muslim Arab army under 'Amr ibn al-'As defeat the Byzantine Empire|Byzantine forces near Heliopolis (ancient)|Heliopolis (Diocese of Egypt (Late Antiquity)|Egypt).

1044-The Battle of Ménfő -between troops led by Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor|Emperor Henry III and Hungarian people|Magyar forces led by Samuel Aba of Hungary|King Samuel takes place.

1189- Richard I of England|Richard I "the Lionheart" -accedes to the English throne.

1253- Mindaugas -is crowned King of Lithuania.

1348- Pope Clement VI -issues a papal bull Antisemitism#Persecutions in the Middle Ages|protecting the Jews in the Middle Ages#Black Death|Jews accused of having caused the Black Death.

1411- Ming dynasty|Ming China -s Admiral Zheng He returns to Nanjing after the Treasure voyages#Third voyage|third treasure voyage and presents the Sinhala people|Sinhalese king, captured during the Ming–Kotte War, to the Yongle Emperor.

1415- Jan Hus -is burned at the stake.

1483- Richard III of England|Richard III -is crowned King of England.

1484-Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão -finds the mouth of the Congo River.

1495- First Italian War -Battle of Fornovo

1535- Thomas More|Sir Thomas More -is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England.

1557- Philip II of Spain|King Philip II of Spain -consort of Mary I of England|Queen Mary I of England, sets out from Dover to war with France, which eventually resulted in the loss of the City of Calais, the last Countries of the United Kingdom|English possession on the continent, and Mary I never seeing her husband again.

1560-The Treaty of Edinburgh -is signed by Scotland and England.

1573- Córdoba, Argentina -is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.

1609- Bohemia -is granted freedom of religion.

1614- Żejtun -and the surrounding villages Raid of Żejtun|suffer a raid from Ottoman Empire|Ottoman forces. This was the last unsuccessful attempt by the Ottomans to conquer the island of Malta.

1630- Thirty Years' War -Four thousand Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden|Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany.

1685- Battle of Sedgemoor -Last battle of the Monmouth Rebellion. troops of King James II defeat troops of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth.

1751- Pope Benedict XIV -suppresses the Patriarchate of Aquileia and establishes from its territory the Archdiocese of Udine and Gorizia.

1777- American Revolutionary War -Siege of Fort Ticonderoga (1777)|Siege of Fort Ticonderoga: After a bombardment by British artillery under General John Burgoyne, United States|American forces retreat from Fort Ticonderoga, New York.

1779- Battle of Grenada -The French defeat British naval forces during the American Revolutionary War.

1785-The United States dollar|dollar -is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States.

1801- First Battle of Algeciras -Outnumbered French Navy ships defeat the Royal Navy in the fortified Spanish port of Algeciras.

1809-The second day of the Battle of Wagram -France defeats the Austrian army in the largest battle to date of the Napoleonic Wars.

1854-In Jackson, Michigan -the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.

1885- Louis Pasteur -successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.

1887- David Kalākaua -monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced at gunpoint by Americans to sign the Bayonet Constitution giving Americans more power in Hawaii while stripping native Hawaiians|Hawaiian citizens of their rights.

1892- Dadabhai Naoroji -is elected as the first Indian British House of Commons|Member of Parliament in Britain.

1892-Three thousand eight hundred strike action|striking -steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton National Detective Agency|Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving ten dead and dozens wounded.

1917- World War I -Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") and Auda ibu Tayi capture Battle of Aqaba|Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt.

1919-The British airship|dirigible -R34 (airship)|R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.

1933-The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game -is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park. The American League defeated the National League 4–2.

1936-A major breach of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal -in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading {{convert|200|ft|m}} into the River Irwell.

1937- Spanish Civil War -Battle of Brunete: The battle begins with Spanish Republican troops going on the offensive against the Nationalists to relieve pressure on Madrid.

1939- The Holocaust|Holocaust -the last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed.

1940- Story Bridge -a major landmark in Brisbane, as well as Australia's longest cantilever bridge is formally opened.

1941- Nazi Germany -launches its Battle of Smolensk (1941)|offensive to encircle several Soviet armies near Smolensk.

1942- Anne Frank -and her family go into hiding in the "Anne Frank House|Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse.

1944- Jackie Robinson -refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court martial.

1944-The Hartford circus fire -one of America's worst list of historic fires|fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut.

1947-The AK-47 -goes into production in the Soviet Union.

1957- Althea Gibson -wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.

1957- John Lennon -and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.

1962-As a part of Operation Plowshare -the Sedan (nuclear test)|Sedan nuclear test takes place.

1962-'' The Late Late Show -', the world's longest-running Talk show|chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.

1964- Malawi -declares its independence from the United Kingdom.

1966-Malawi becomes a republic -with Hastings Banda as its first Heads of State of Malawi|President.

1967- Nigerian Civil War -Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.

1975-The Comoros -declares independence from France.

1986- Davis Phinney -becomes the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.

1988-The Piper Alpha -drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires. One hundred sixty-seven oil workers are killed, making it the world's worst offshore oil disaster in terms of direct loss of life.

1995-In the Bosnian War -under the command of General Ratko Mladić, Serbia begins its attack on the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, Srebrenica massacre|and kills more than 8000 Bosniaks, in what then- UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali called "the worst crime on European soil since the Second World War".

1997- The Troubles -In response to the Drumcree conflict|Drumcree dispute, five days of 1997 nationalist riots in Northern Ireland|mass protests, riots and gun battles begin in Irish nationalist districts of Northern Ireland.

1999-U.S. Army private Barry Winchell -dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted on him in his sleep the previous day by a fellow soldier, Calvin Glover, for his relationship with transgender showgirl and former Navy Corpsman Calpernia Addams.

2003-The 70-metre Eupatoria -Planetary Radar sends a Message to Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence|METI message (Cosmic Call|Cosmic Call 2) to five stars: Cassiopeia (constellation)|Hip 4872, Orion (constellation)|HD 245409, 55 Cancri (HD 75732), HD 10307 and 47 Ursae Majoris (HD 95128). The messages will arrive to these stars in 2036, 2040, 2044 and 2049 respectively.

2006-The Nathula|Nathula Pass -between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-openes for trade after 44 years.

Famous Birthdays


1580- Johann Stobäus -German lute player and composer (d. 1646)

1623- Jacopo Melani -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1676)

1678- Nicola Francesco Haym -Italian cellist and composer (d. 1729)

1686- Antoine de Jussieu -French biologist (d. 1758)

1736- Daniel Morgan -American general and politician (d. 1802)

1747- John Paul Jones -Scottish-American captain (d. 1792)

1766- Alexander Wilson -Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, and illustrator (d. 1813)

1781- Stamford Raffles -English politician, founded Singapore (d. 1826)

1782- Maria Luisa of Spain -(d. 1824)

1785- William Hooker (botanist)|William Hooker -English botanist and academic (d. 1865)

1789- María Isabella of Spain -(d. 1846)

1796- Nicholas I of Russia -(d. 1855)

1817- Albert von Kölliker -Swiss anatomist and physiologist (d. 1905)

1818- Adolf Anderssen -German chess player (d. 1879)

1832- Maximilian I of Mexico -(d. 1867)

1837- R. G. Bhandarkar -Indian orientalist and scholar (d. 1925)

1838- Vatroslav Jagić -Croatian philologist and scholar (d. 1923)

1840- José María Velasco Gómez -Mexican painter (d. 1912)

1859- Verner von Heidenstam -Swedish poet and author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

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

1868- Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom -(d. 1935)

1875- Charles Perrin -French rower (d. 1954)

1878- Eino Leino -Finnish poet and journalist (d. 1926)

1884- Harold Stirling Vanderbilt -American businessman and sailor (d. 1970)

1885- Ernst Busch (military)|Ernst Busch -German field marshal (d. 1945)

1886- Marc Bloch -French historian and academic (d. 1944)

1887- Marc Chagall -Belarussian-French painter (d. 1985)

1887- Annette Kellerman -Australian swimmer (d. 1975)

1889- Paul Rinne -Estonian chess player (d. 1946)

1890- Dhan Gopal Mukerji -Indian-American author and scholar (d. 1936)

1892- Will James (artist)|Will James -American author and illustrator (d. 1942)

1897- Richard Krautheimer -German-American historian and scholar (d. 1994)

1898- Hanns Eisler -German-Austrian composer (d. 1962)

1900- Frederica Sagor Maas -American author and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1903- Hugo Theorell -Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)

1904- Erik Wickberg -Swedish General of the Salvation Army (d. 1996)

1907- Frida Kahlo -Mexican painter (d. 1954)

1907- George Stanley -Canadian soldier, historian, and author, designed the flag of Canada (d. 2002)

1908- Anton Muttukumaru -Ceylonese general (d. 2001)

1912- Heinrich Harrer -Austrian geographer and mountaineer (d. 2006)

1914- Vince McMahon, Sr. -American wrestling promoter, founded WWE (d. 1984)

1916- Harold Norse -American poet and author (d. 2009)

1917- Arthur Lydiard -New Zealand runner and coach (d. 2004)

1918- Sebastian Cabot (actor)|Sebastian Cabot -English-Canadian actor and singer (d. 1977)

1919- Ernst Haefliger -Swiss tenor (d. 2007)

1921- Allan MacEachen -Canadian economist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

1921- Nancy Reagan -American actress, 42nd First Lady of the United States

1921- F. Michael Rogers -American general (d. 2014)

1922- William Schallert -American actor and singer

1923- Wojciech Jaruzelski -Polish general and politician, 1st President of Poland (d. 2014)

1924- Louie Bellson -American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 2009)

1925- Merv Griffin -American actor, singer, and producer, created ''Wheel of Fortune (U.S. game show)|Wheel of Fortune'' and ''Jeopardy!'' (d. 2007)

1925- Bill Haley -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1981)

1925- Gazi Yaşargil -Turkish neurosurgeon

1926- Sulev Vahtre -Estonian historian and academic (d. 2007)

1927- Jan Hein Donner -Dutch chess player (d. 1988)

1927- Alan Freeman -Australian-English radio host (d. 2006)

1927- Janet Leigh -American actress and singer (d. 2004)

1927- Pat Paulsen -American comedian and actor (d. 1997)

1927- Nilo Soruco -Bolivian singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

1930- George Armstrong (ice hockey)|George Armstrong -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1930- M. Balamuralikrishna -Indian singer-songwriter

1930- Gloria Skurzynski -American author

1931- Jean Campeau -Canadian businessman and politician

1931- Antonella Lualdi -Lebanese-Italian actress and singer

1931- Della Reese -American actress and singer

1931- László Tábori -Hungarian runner and coach

1932- P. Ganeshalingam -Sri Lankan politician

1932- Herman Hertzberger -Dutch architect and educator

1933- Frank Austin (footballer)|Frank Austin -English footballer (d. 2004)

1935- Candy Barr -American model, dancer, and actress (d. 2005)

1935- Robert Hunt (police officer)|Robert Hunt -English police officer (d. 2013)

1936- Dave Allen (comedian)|Dave Allen -Irish comedian and actor (d. 2005)

1937- Vladimir Ashkenazy -Russian-Icelandic pianist and conductor

1937- Ned Beatty -American actor

1937- Gene Chandler -American singer-songwriter and producer

1937- Caroline Cox, Baroness Cox -English nurse and politician

1938- Gordon Conway -English ecologist

1938- Luana Patten -American actress (d. 1996)

1939- Jet Harris -English bass player (The Shadows, The Jeff Beck Group, and The Vipers Skiffle Group) (d. 2011)

1939- John Makepeace -English furniture designer

1939- Mary Peters (athlete)|Mary Peters -English pentathlete and shot putter

1940- Rex Cawley -American hurdler

1940- Nursultan Nazarbayev -Kazakh politician, 1st President of Kazakhstan

1940- Jeannie Seely -American singer-songwriter and actress

1941- David Crystal -Irish linguist, author, and academic

1941- Charles Powell, Baron Powell of Bayswater -English politician and diplomat

1941- Reinhard Roder -German footballer and manager

1943- Tamara Sinyavskaya -Russian soprano

1944- Byron Berline -American fiddler (The Flying Burrito Brothers)

1944- Pierre Creamer -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1944- Gunhild Hoffmeister -German runner

1945- Rodney Matthews -English painter and illustrator

1945- Burt Ward -American actor

1946- George W. Bush -American businessman and politician, 43rd President of the United States

1946- Fred Dryer -American football player and actor

1946- Peter Singer -Australian philosopher and academic

1946- Sylvester Stallone -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1947- Richard Beckinsale -English actor (d. 1979)

1947- Lance Clemons -American baseball player (d. 2008)

1947- Shelley Hack -American actress

1948- Nathalie Baye -French actress

1948- Jean-Pierre Blackburn -Canadian politician, 26th Minister of Veterans Affairs (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs

1948- Tom Curley -American journalist

1948- Peter Mansbridge -English-Canadian journalist

1948- Brad Park -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach

1949- Noli de Castro -Filipino journalist and politician, 14th Vice President of the Philippines

1949- Phyllis Hyman -American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1995)

1950- John Byrne (comics)|John Byrne -English-American author and illustrator

1950- Geraldine James -English actress

1950- Jonathon Porritt -English environmentalist and academic

1950- Hélène Scherrer -Canadian politician

1951- Geoffrey Rush -Australian actor and producer

1952- George Athans -Canadian skier

1952- Grant Goodeve -American actor

1952- Hilary Mantel -English author and critic

1953- Nanci Griffith -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1953- Kaiser Kalambo -Zambian footballer and manager (d. 2014)

1953- Mike Riley -American football player and coach

1954- Allyce Beasley -American actress and singer

1954- Willie Randolph -American baseball player and manager

1955- William Wall (writer)|William Wall -Irish author and poet

1956- Casey Sander -American actor

1957- Ron Duguay -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1958- Mark Benson -English cricketer and umpire

1958- Jennifer Saunders -English actress, singer, and screenwriter

1959- Richard Dacoury -French basketball player

1959- Mike Hallett -English snooker player and sportscaster

1960- Valerie Brisco-Hooks -American sprinter

1960- Jozef Pribilinec -Slovakian race walker

1960- Asahifuji Seiya -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 63rd Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna

1960- Maria Wasiak -Polish businessman

1961- Robin Antin -American dancer, choreographer, and businesswoman

1961- Benita Fitzgerald-Brown -American hurdler

1961- Rick Price -Australian singer-songwriter and producer

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

1962- Peter Hedges -American author, screenwriter, and director

1963- Todd Burns -American baseball player

1963- Lance Johnson -American baseball player

1963- Sorin Matei -Romanian high jumper

1964- Cristina D'Avena -Italian singer and actress

1964- Lillie Leatherwood -American sprinter

1965- Anthony Marwood -English violinist

1966- Brian Posehn -American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1967- James Hannon -American author, director, and producer

1967- Heather Nova -Bermudian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1967- Omar Olivares -Puerto Rican-American baseball player

1968- Tiit Aleksejev -Estonian author and historian

1968- Gaspare Manos -Thai-Italian painter and sculptor

1969- Brian Van Holt -American actor

1970- Inspectah Deck -American rapper, producer, and actor (Wu-Tang Clan)

1970- Martin Smith (English musician)|Martin Smith -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Delirious?)

1971- Josh Elliott -American journalist

1972- Isabelle Boulay -Canadian singer

1972- Fabrice Colin -French author

1972- Mark Gasser -English pianist and educator

1972- Laurent Gaudé -French author

1972- Greg Norton (baseball)|Greg Norton -American baseball player and coach

1972- Zhanna Pintusevich-Block -Ukrainian sprinter

1973- Bradley Dredge -Welsh golfer

1974- Roberto -Brazilian footballer

1974- Babi Xavier -Brazilian actress and singer

1975- 50 Cent -American rapper, producer, and actor (G-Unit)

1975- Amir-Abbas Fakhravar -Iranian journalist and activist

1975- Sebastián Rulli -Argentinian-Mexican actor

1977- Con Blatsis -Australian footballer

1977- Craig Handley -Welsh director, producer, and screenwriter

1977- Max Mirnyi -Belarusian tennis player

1977- Makhaya Ntini -South African cricketer

1978- Adam Busch -American actor

1978- Tamera Mowry -German-American actress and producer

1978- Tia Mowry -German-American actress and producer

1978- Kevin Senio -New Zealand rugby player

1979- Matthew Barnson -American viola player and composer

1979- Nic Cester -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jet (band)|Jet and The Wrights)

1979- Kevin Hart -American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1979- C. J. Hobgood -American surfer

1979- Damien Hobgood -American surfer

1979- Abdul Salis -English actor

1980- Kenny Deuchar -Scottish footballer

1980- Pau Gasol -Spanish basketball player

1980- Joell Ortiz -American rapper (Slaughterhouse (group)|Slaughterhouse)

1980- Demorrio Williams -American football player

1981- Nnamdi Asomugha -American football player

1981- Mike Karney -American football player

1981- Emily West -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1982- Brandon Jacobs -American football player

1982- Bree Robertson -Australian gymnast and actress

1982- Misty Upham -American actress (d. 2014)

1982- Tay Zonday -American actor and singer

1983- Brady Bluhm -American actor

1983- Christine Firkins -Canadian actress

1983- Gregory Smith (actor)|Gregory Smith -Canadian actor, director, and producer

1983- D. Woods -American singer, dancer, and actress (Danity Kane)

1984- Zhang Hao -Chinese figure skater

1984- Lauren Harris -English singer and actress

1984- Natasha Zlobina -Uzbek-French actress and model

1985- Maria Arredondo -Norwegian singer

1985- Diamond Rings (musician)|Diamond Rings -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Matters (band)|Matters)

1985- Ranveer Singh -Indian actor and singer

1985- Melisa Sözen -Turkish actress

1986- Leon Frierson -American actor

1986- Sarah Gronert -German tennis player

1986- David Karp -American businessman, founded Tumblr

1986- Derrick Williams (American football)|Derrick Williams -American football player

1987- Sophie Auster -American singer-songwriter and actress

1987- Manteo Mitchell -American runner

1987- Kate Nash -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

1987- Matt O'Leary -American actor

1987- Caroline Trentini -Brazilian model

1988- Kevin Fickentscher -Swiss footballer

1988- Brittany Underwood -American actress and singer

1990- Ajoo -South Korean singer and dancer

1990- Magaye Gueye -French footballer

1990- Jamal Idris -Australian rugby player

1990- Jeremy Suarez -American actor

1990- Justin Schultz -Canadian NHL player for the Edmonton Oilers

1991- Ashley Lloyd -English actor and dancer

1991- Victoire Thivisol -French actress

1991- Julian Wruck -Australian discus thrower

1991- Klas Dahlbeck -Swedish AHL hockey player

1992- Manny Machado -American baseball player

1993- Jeremiah Godby -American runner

1994- Camilla Rosso -English actress

1994- Rebecca Rosso -English actress

1996- Robert Naylor (actor)|Robert Naylor -Canadian actor

1996- Death of Sigrid Schjetne|Sigrid Schjetne -Norwegian homicide victim (d. 2012)

1996- Sun Ziyue -Chinese tennis player

History of Deaths


371 BC- Cleombrotus I -Spartan king

649- Goar of Aquitaine -French-German bishop and saint (b. 585)

918- William I, Duke of Aquitaine -(b. 875)

1017- Genshin -Japanese monk and scholar (b. 942)

1189- Henry II of England -(b. 1133)

1218- Odo III, Duke of Burgundy -(b. 1166)

1249- Alexander II of Scotland -(b. 1198)

1415- Jan Hus -Czech priest, philosopher, and reformer (b. 1369)

1476- Regiomontanus -German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer (b. 1436)

1480- Antonio Squarcialupi -Italian organist and composer (b. 1416)

1533- Ludovico Ariosto -Italian poet and playwright (b. 1474)

1535- Thomas More -English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1478)

1553- Edward VI of England -(b. 1537)

1583- Edmund Grindal -English archbishop (b. 1519)

1585- Thomas Aufield -English priest and martyr (b. 1552)

1684- Peter Gunning -English bishop (b. 1614)

1758- George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe -English general and politician (b. 1725)

1768- Conrad Beissel -German-American religious leader (b. 1690)

1802- Daniel Morgan -American general and politician (b. 1736)

1809- Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle -French general (b. 1775)

1813- Granville Sharp -English activist (b. 1735)

1835- John Marshall -American captain and politician, 4th United States Secretary of State (b. 1755)

1854- Georg Ohm -German physicist and mathematician (b. 1789)

1863- Ernst Merck -German businessman and politician (d. 1811)

1868- Harada Sanosuke -Japanese captain (b. 1840)

1893- Guy de Maupassant -French author and poet (b. 1850)

1901- Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst -(b. 1819)

1902- Maria Goretti -Italian martyr and saint (b. 1890)

1904- Abai Qunanbaiuli -Kazakh poet and philosopher (b. 1845)

1907- August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein -German linguist and theologian (b. 1826)

1916- Odilon Redon -French painter and illustrator (b. 1840)

1922- Maria Teresia Ledóchowska -Polish-Austrian nun and missionary (b. 1863)

1930- Cormic Cosgrove -American soccer player (b. 1869)

1932- Kenneth Grahame -Scottish author (b. 1859)

1934- Nestor Makhno -Ukrainian commander (b. 1888)

1952- Louis-Alexandre Taschereau -Canadian lawyer and politician, 14th Premier of Quebec (b. 1867)

1952- Gertrud Wolle -German actress (b. 1891)

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

1960- Aneurin Bevan -Welsh-English politician, Secretary of State for Health (b. 1897)

1961- Scott LaFaro -American bassist (b. 1936)

1961- Woodall Rodgers -American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1890)

1962- Paul Boffa -Maltese politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1890)

1962- William Faulkner -American author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

1962- Archduke Joseph August of Austria -(b. 1872)

1963- George, Duke of Mecklenburg -(b. 1899)

1964- Claude V. Ricketts -American admiral (b. 1906)

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

1967- Hilda Taba -Estonian architect and educator (b. 1902)

1968- Johnny Indrisano -American boxer and actor (b. 1906)

1971- Louis Armstrong -American singer and trumpet player (b. 1901)

1972- Brandon deWilde -American actor and singer (b. 1942)

1973- Otto Klemperer -German conductor and composer (b. 1885)

1974- Francis Blanche -French actor (b. 1921)

1976- Zhu De -Chinese general and politician (b. 1886)

1976- Fritz Lenz -German geneticist and physician (b. 1887)

1977- Ödön Pártos -Hungarian-Israeli viola player and composer (b. 1907)

1979- Van McCoy -American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1940)

1980- Mart Raud -Estonian poet and author (b. 1903)

1982- Bob Johnson (outfielder)|Bob Johnson -American baseball player and manager (b. 1905)

1986- Jagjivan Ram -Indian politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1908)

1989- János Kádár -Hungarian politician, Ministry of Interior (Hungary)|Minister of the Interior of Hungary (b. 1912)

1991- Mudashiru Lawal -Nigerian footballer (b. 1954)

1992- Mary Q. Steele -American author (b. 1922)

1994- Ahmet Haxhiu -Kosovan activist (b. 1932)

1994- Geoff McQueen -English screenwriter (b. 1947)

1995- Aziz Nesin -Turkish author and poet (b. 1915)

1996- Kathy Ahern -American golfer (b. 1949)

1997- Chetan Anand (director)|Chetan Anand -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

1998- Roy Rogers -American actor and singer (b. 1911)

1999- Carl Gunter, Jr. -American politician (b. 1938)

1999- Gary M. Heidnik -American murderer (b. 1943)

1999- Joaquín Rodrigo -Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1901)

1999- Barry Winchell -American soldier (b. 1977)

2000- Władysław Szpilman -Polish pianist and composer (b. 1911)

2002- Dhirubhai Ambani -Indian businessman, founded Reliance Industries (b. 1932)

2002- John Frankenheimer -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

2003- Buddy Ebsen -American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1908)

2004- Thomas Klestil -Austrian politician, 10th List of Federal Presidents of Austria|President of Austria (b. 1932)

2004- Syreeta Wright -American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

2004- Jimmie F. Skaggs -American actor (b. 1944)

2005- Bruno Augenstein -German-American mathematician and physicist (b. 1923)

2005- L. Patrick Gray -American FBI director (b. 1916)

2005- Ed McBain -American author and screenwriter (b. 1926)

2005- Claude Simon -Malagasy-French author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)

2005- Richard Verreau -Canadian tenor (b. 1926)

2006- Kasey Rogers -American actress (b. 1926)

2006- Tom Weir -Scottish climber, author and television host (b. 1914)

2007- Kathleen E. Woodiwiss -American author (b. 1939)

2008- Bobby Durham (jazz musician)|Bobby Durham -American drummer (b. 1937)

2009- Vasily Aksyonov -Russian author and academic (b. 1932)

2009- Johnny Collins -English singer (b. 1938)

2009- Robert McNamara -American businessman and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1916)

2010- Tilly Armstrong -English author (b. 1927)

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

2011- George Edward Kimball -American journalist and author (b. 1945)

2011- Karthigesu Sivathamby -Sri Lankan academic (b. 1932)

2012- Hani al-Hassan -Palestinian engineer and politician (b. 1939)

2012- Charles Drake (American football)|Charles Drake -American football player (b. 1981)

2012- James McKinley (American football)|James McKinley -American football player and coach (b. 1945)

2012- Bill Norrie -Canadian politician, 39th Mayor of Winnipeg (b. 1929)

2012- Angelo Paternoster -American football player (b. 1919)

2012- Anthony Sedlak -Canadian chef (b. 1983)

2013- Lo Hsing Han -Burmese businessman, co-founded Asia World (b. 1935)

2013- Rudy Keeling -American basketball player and coach (b. 1947)

2013- Leland Mitchell -American basketball player (b. 1941)

2013- Hamilton Nichols -American football player (b. 1924)

2013- Ruben J. Villote -Filipino priest and activist (b. 1932)

2014- Dave Bickers -English motorcross racer and stuntman (b. 1938)

2014- Alan J. Dixon -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 34th Illinois Secretary of State (b. 1927)

2014- S. D. Gunadasa -Sri Lankan businessman (b. 1931)

2014- Andrew Mango -Turkish-English historian and author (b. 1926)

2014- Martin Van Geneugden -Belgian cyclist (b. 1932)