This Day in History

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

Events History


193-The Roman Emperor -Didius Julianus is assassination|assassinated.

1215- Zhongdu -(now Beijing), then under the control of the Jurchens|Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Zhongdu.

1252- Alfonso X of Castile|Alfonso X -is elected King of Castile and King of León|León.

1298-Residents of Riga -and Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Livonian Order in the Battle of Turaida.

1495- Friar -John Cor records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.

1533- Anne Boleyn -is crowned Queen consort|Queen of List of English consorts|England.

1535-Combined forces loyal to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor|Charles V -attack and expel the Ottoman Empire|Ottomans from Tunis during the Conquest of Tunis (1535)|Conquest of Tunis.

1648-The Roundhead -defeat the Cavaliers at the Battle of Maidstone in the Second English Civil War.

1649-Start of the Philippine revolts against Spain#Sumuroy Revolt (1649-50)|Sumuroy Revolt -Filipinos in Northern Samar led by Agustin Sumuroy revolt against Spanish colonial authorities.

1660- Mary Dyer -is hanged for defying a law banning Religious Society of Friends|Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1670-In Dover, England -Charles II of Great Britain and Louis XIV of France sign the secret treaty of Dover, which will force England into the Third Anglo-Dutch War.

1679-The Scottish Covenanter -defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.

1779- Benedict Arnold -a General Officer|general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance.

1792- Kentucky -is admitted as the 15th U.S. state|state of the United States.

1794-The battle of the Glorious First of June -is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.

1796- Tennessee -is admitted as the 16th U.S. state|state of the United States.

1812- War of 1812 -The President of the United States|U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress of the United States|Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.

1813- James Lawrence -the mortally-wounded commander of the {{USS|Chesapeake|1799|6}}, gives his final order: "Don't give up the ship!"

1815- Napoleon I|Napoleon -promulgates a revised Charter of 1815|Constitution after it passes a plebiscite.

1831- James Clark Ross -discovers the Magnetic North Pole.

1855-The United States|American -adventurer William Walker (filibuster)|William Walker conquers Nicaragua.

1857- Charles Baudelaire -s ''Les Fleurs du mal'' is published.

1861- American Civil War -Battle of Fairfax Court House (June 1861): the first land battle of the American Civil War after the Battle of Fort Sumter, producing the first Confederate States Army|Confederate combat casualty.

1862- American Civil War -Peninsula Campaign: the Battle of Seven Pines (or the Battle of Fair Oaks) ends inconclusively, with both sides claiming victory.

1868-The Long Walk of the Navajo#Treaty of Bosque Redondo|Treaty of Bosque Redondo -is signed, allowing the Navajo people|Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.

1879- Napoléon Eugène, Prince Imperial|Napoleon Eugene -the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.

1890-The United States Census Bureau -begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns.

1910- Robert Falcon Scott -s second South Pole expedition leaves Cardiff.

1913-The Greek-Serbian Alliance of 1913|Greek–Serbian Treaty of Alliance -is signed, paving the way for the Second Balkan War.

1916- Louis Brandeis -becomes the first Jew appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States|United States Supreme Court.

1918- World War I -Western Front (World War I)|Western Front: Battle for Belleau Wood

1921- Tulsa Race Riot -civil unrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

1922-The Royal Ulster Constabulary -is founded.

1929-The 1st Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America -is held in Buenos Aires.

1939-First flight of the Germany|German -Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter-bomber airplane.

1941- World War II -the Battle of Crete ends as Crete capitulates to Germany.

1941-The Farhud -a pogrom of Iraqi Jews, takes place in Baghdad.

1943- British Overseas Airways Corporation Flight 777 -is shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s, killing the actor Leslie Howard (actor)|Leslie Howard and leading to speculation that its shooting down was an attempt to kill the United Kingdom|British Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

1946- Ion Antonescu -"Conducator" (leader) of Romania during World War II, is executed.

1958- Charles de Gaulle -comes out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months.

1960- New Zealand -s first official television broadcast commences at 7.30 pm from Auckland.

1962-The Pilkington Committee on Broadcasting -concludes, among other things, that the British public did not want commercial radio broadcasting.

1963- Kenya -gains internal self-rule (Madaraka Day).

1967-'' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band -' by the Beatles is released.

1974- Flixborough disaster -an explosion at a chemical plant kills 28 people.

1974-The Heimlich maneuver -for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal ''Emergency Medicine''.

1978-The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty -are filed.

1979-The first black-led government of Rhodesia -(now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.

1980- CNN|Cable News Network -(CNN) begins broadcasting.

1990- George H. W. Bush -and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.

2001- Nepalese royal massacre -Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal shoots and kills several members of his family including his father and mother, King Birendra of Nepal and Queen Aiswarya.

2003-The People's Republic of China -begins filling the reservoir (water)|reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam.

2009- Air France Flight 447 -crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew are killed.

2009- General Motors -General Motors Chapter 11 reorganization|files for Chapter 11, Title 11, United States Code|Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

2011-A 2011 New England tornado outbreak|rare tornado outbreak -occurs in New England; a strong EF3 tornado strikes Springfield, Massachusetts|Springfield, Massachusetts, during the event, killing four people.

Famous Birthdays


1076- Mstislav I of Kiev -(d. 1132)

1134- Geoffrey, Count of Nantes -(d. 1158)

1300- Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk -English politician, Lord Marshal of England (d. 1338)

1455- Anne of Savoy -(d. 1480)

1480- Tiedemann Giese -Polish bishop (d. 1550)

1503- Wilhelm von Grumbach -German knight (d. 1567)

1563- Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury -English politician, Secretary of State (England)|Secretary of State for England (d. 1612)

1633- Geminiano Montanari -Italian astronomer (d. 1687)

1637- Jacques Marquette -French missionary and explorer (d. 1675)

1653- Georg Muffat -French organist and composer (d. 1704)

1675- Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei -Italian archaeologist and playwright (d. 1755)

1754- Ferdinand, Duke of Breisgau -(d. 1806)

1762- Edmund Ignatius Rice -Irish missionary (d. 1844)

1770- Friedrich Laun -German author (d. 1849)

1790- Ferdinand Raimund -Austrian actor and playwright (d. 1836)

1796- Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot -French physicist and engineer (d. 1832)

1800- Edward Deas Thomson -Australian educator and politician (d. 1879)

1801- Brigham Young -American religious leader 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1877)

1804- Mikhail Glinka -Russian composer (d. 1857)

1815- Otto, King of Greece -(d. 1862)

1819- Francis V, Duke of Modena -(d. 1875)

1825- John Hunt Morgan -American general (d. 1864)

1831- John Bell Hood -American general (d. 1879)

1833- John Marshall Harlan -American lawyer and jurist (d. 1911)

1843- Henry Faulds -Scottish physician and missionary, developed fingerprinting (d. 1930)

1844- John J. Toffey -American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1911)

1878- John Masefield -English author and poet (d. 1967)

1879- Max Emmerich -American triathlete and gymnast (d. 1956)

1882- Nicolae Bivol -Moldovan politician, Mayor of Chișinău (d. 1940)

1889- James Daugherty -American author, illustrator, and painter (d. 1974)

1889- Charles Kay Ogden -English linguist and philosopher (d. 1957)

1890- Frank Morgan -American actor and singer (d. 1949)

1899- Edward Charles Titchmarsh -English mathematician and academic (d. 1963)

1901- Hap Day -Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and manager (d. 1990)

1901- Raymond Souplex -French singer and actor (d. 1972)

1901- John Van Druten -English-American playwright and director (d. 1957)

1903- Vasyl Velychkovsky -Ukrainian-Canadian bishop (d. 1973)

1903- Hans Vogt (linguist)|Hans Vogt -Norwegian linguist and academic (d. 1986)

1905- Robert Newton -English-American actor (d. 1956)

1907- Frank Whittle -English engineer, developed the jet engine (d. 1996)

1908- Julie Campbell Tatham -American author (d. 1999)

1909- Yechezkel Kutscher -Slovakian-Israeli philologist and linguist (d. 1971)

1912- Herbert Tichy -Austrian geologist, author, and mountaineer (d. 1987)

1913- Bill Deedes -English journalist and politician (d. 2007)

1915- John Randolph (actor)|John Randolph -American actor (d. 2004)

1917- William Standish Knowles -American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

1920- Robert Clarke -American actor and producer (d. 2005)

1921- Nelson Riddle -American composer and bandleader (d. 1985)

1922- Joan Caulfield -American actress and model (d. 1991)

1922- Joan Copeland -American actress

1922- Povel Ramel -Swedish singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2007)

1923- Barry Till -English priest, author, and academic (d. 2013)

1924- William Sloane Coffin -American clergyman and activist (d. 2006)

1924- John Tooley -English director and manager

1925- Dilia Díaz Cisneros -Venezuelan poet and educator

1925- Marie Knight -American singer (d. 2009)

1926- Andy Griffith -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1926- Marilyn Monroe -American model, actress, and singer (d. 1962)

1928- Georgy Dobrovolsky -Ukrainian pilot and astronaut (d. 1971)

1928- Bob Monkhouse -English actor and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1928- Larry Zeidel -Canadian-American ice hockey player and sportscaster (d. 2014)

1929- Nargis -Indian actress (d. 1981)

1929- James H. Billington -American librarian and academic

1930- John Lemmon -English logician and philosopher (d. 1966)

1930- Edward Woodward -English actor and singer (d. 2009)

1931- Hal Smith (catcher)|Hal Smith -American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)

1931- Michael Thompson (academic)|Michael Thompson -English academic

1932- Christopher Lasch -American historian and critic (d. 1994)

1933- Haruo Remeliik -Palauan politician, 1st President of Palau (d. 1985)

1933- Charlie Wilson (Texas politician)|Charles Wilson -American lieutenant and politician (d. 2010)

1934- Pat Boone -American singer-songwriter and actor

1934- Ken McElroy -American criminal (d. 1981)

1935- Hazel Dickens -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

1935- Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank -English architect, founded Foster and Partners

1935- Reverend Ike -American minister (d. 2009)

1935- Jack Kralick -American baseball player (d. 2012)

1935- John C. Reynolds -American computer scientist (d. 2013)

1936- André Bourbeau -Canadian politician

1936- Joe Doyle -Irish politician (d. 2009)

1936- Bekim Fehmiu -Bosnian-Serbian actor (d. 2010)

1936- Gerald Scarfe -English illustrator

1937- Morgan Freeman -American actor and producer

1937- Rosaleen Linehan -Irish actress and singer

1937- Colleen McCullough -Australian author

1938- Khawar Rizvi -Pakistani poet and scholar (d. 1981)

1939- Cleavon Little -American actor and singer (d. 1992)

1940- René Auberjonois -American actor, singer, and director

1940- Katerina Gogou -Greek actress and poet (d. 1993)

1940- Kip Thorne -American physicist

1941- Dean Chance -American baseball player

1941- Toyo Ito -Japanese architect, designed the Torre Realia BCN and Hotel Porta Fira

1941- Alexander V. Zakharov -Russian physicist and astronomer

1942- Bruce George -Welsh politician

1942- Parveen Kumar -Pakistani-English physician and academic

1942- Paco Peña -Spanish guitarist and composer

1943- David Newbery -British economist and academic

1943- Lorrie Wilmot -South African cricketer (d. 2004)

1944- Colin Blakemore -English neurobiologist and academic

1944- Robert Powell -English actor

1945- Brian Oldfield -American shot putter

1945- Linda Scott -American singer

1945- Kerry Vincent -Australian chef and author

1945- Frederica von Stade -American soprano and actress

1946- Brian Cox (actor)|Brian Cox -Scottish-American actor

1946- Jody Stecher -American singer

1947- Ron Dennis -English businessman, founded the McLaren Group

1947- Jonathan Pryce -Welsh actor and singer

1947- Ronnie Wood -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Jeff Beck Group, Rolling Stones, Faces (band)|Faces, The Birds (band)|The Birds, and The New Barbarians (band)|The New Barbarians)

1948- Joe Andrew (academic)|Joe Andrew -English author and academic

1948- Powers Boothe -American actor

1948- Michel Plasse -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)

1948- Tom Sneva -American race car driver

1948- Juhan Viiding -Estonian poet and actor (d. 1995)

1950- Perrin Beatty -Canadian businessman and politician

1950- Gemma Craven -Irish actress and singer

1950- Jean Lambert -English educator and politician

1950- Wayne Nelson -American singer and bass player (Little River Band)

1950- Tom Robinson -English singer-songwriter and bass player (Sector 27 and Tom Robinson Band)

1951- Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey -English actress and politician

1952- David Lan -South African-English playwright and director

1952- Mihaela Loghin -Romanian shot putter

1953- Timothy Bentinck -Australian-English actor

1953- David Berkowitz -American serial killer

1953- Ronnie Dunn -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brooks & Dunn)

1954- Jill Black -English judge

1955- Chiyonofuji Mitsugu -Japanese sumo wrestler

1955- Lorraine Moller -New Zealand runner

1955- Tony Snow -American journalist, 26th White House Press Secretary (d. 2008)

1956- Lisa Hartman Black -American actress and singer

1956- Robin Mattson -American actress

1957- Dorota Kędzierzawska -Polish director and screenwriter

1958- Ahron Bregman -Israeli-English political scientist and journalist

1958- Nambaryn Enkhbayar -Mongolian politician, 3rd President of Mongolia

1958- Gennadiy Valyukevich -Belarusian triple jumper

1959- Martin Brundle -English race car driver and sportscaster

1959- John Pullinger -English statistician and librarian

1959- Alan Wilder -English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Depeche Mode and Recoil (band)|Recoil)

1960- Simon Gallup -English bass player (The Cure, Fools Dance, The Magazine Spies, and Lockjaw (band)|Lockjaw)

1960- Vladimir Krutov -Russian ice hockey player (d. 2012)

1960- Sergey Kuznetsov (footballer, born 1960)|Sergey Kuznetsov -Russian footballer and manager

1960- Giorgos Lillikas -Cypriot politician, 8th List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

1961- Paul Coffey -Canadian ice hockey player

1961- Werner Günthör -Swiss shot putter

1961- Peter Machajdík -Slovakian-German pianist and composer

1963- Mike Joyce (musician)|Mike Joyce -English drummer (The Smiths and Buzzcocks)

1964- Mark Curry (actor)|Mark Curry -American actor

1965- Larisa Lazutina -Russian skier

1965- Olga Nazarova -Russian sprinter

1965- Nigel Short -English chess player and journalist

1966- Greg Schiano -American football player and coach

1967- Roger Sanchez -American DJ and producer

1968- Jason Donovan -Australian actor and singer

1968- Mark Gonzales -American skateboarder

1968- Jeff Hackett -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1968- Susan Jones -Welsh politician

1968- Mathias Rust -German pilot

1969- René Liu -Taiwanese actress and singer

1969- Teri Polo -American actress

1969- Richard Murrian -American photographer

1970- Alexi Lalas -American soccer player, manager, and sportscaster

1970- R. Madhavan -Indian actor

1970- Karen Mulder -Dutch model and singer

1970- Paul Schrier -American actor and director

1971- Mario Cimarro -Cuban-American actor

1971- DJ Nihal -English radio and television host

1972- Huáscar Aparicio -Bolivian singer (d. 2013)

1972- Daniel Casey -English actor

1972- Mike Dunham -American ice hockey player and coach

1972- Mindy Smith -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1973- Frédérik Deburghgraeve -Belgian swimmer

1973- Adam Garcia -Australian actor, singer, and dancer

1973- Derek Lowe -American baseball player

1973- Heidi Klum -German-American model, actress, fashion designer, and producer

1974- Ashok Jadeja -Indian criminal

1974- Alanis Morissette -Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress

1974- Michael Rasmussen -Danish cyclist

1974- Melissa Sagemiller -American actress

1974- Sarah Teather -English politician

1974- Akis Zikos -Greek footballer and coach

1975- Michal Grošek -Czech-Swiss ice hockey player and coach

1975- Kate Magowan -English actress

1975- Ēriks Rags -Latvian javelin thrower

1975- James Storm -American wrestler

1976- Marlon Devonish -English sprinter

1977- Sarah Wayne Callies -American actress

1977- Danielle Harris -American actress

1977- Brad Wilkerson -American baseball player

1978- Hasna Benhassi -Moroccan runner

1978- Antonietta Di Martino -Italian high jumper

1978- Matthew Hittinger -American poet

1979- Santana Moss -American football player

1979- Markus Persson -Swedish game designer, founded Mojang

1980- Oliver James (actor)|Oliver James -English actor and singer

1981- Brandi Carlile -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1981- Smush Parker -American basketball player

1981- Amy Schumer -American comedian, actress, and screenwriter

1981- Carlos Zambrano -Venezuelan-American baseball player

1982- Justine Henin -Belgian tennis player

1983- Tetyana Hamera-Shmyrko -Ukrainian runner

1983- Tõnis Sahk -Estonian long jumper

1983- Jake Silbermann -American actor

1984- David Neville (athlete)|David Neville -American sprinter

1984- Oliver Tielemans -Dutch race car driver

1984- Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar -Mongolian martial artist

1985- Tirunesh Dibaba -Ethiopian runner

1985- Ari Herstand -American singer-songwriter and actor

1985- Mário Hipólito -Angolan footballer

1985- Tanel Leok -Estonian motocross racer

1985- Nick Young (basketball)|Nick Young -American basketball player

1985- Sam Young (basketball)|Sam Young -American basketball player

1986- Skream -English DJ and producer (Magnetic Man)

1986- Moses Ndiema Masai -Kenyan runner

1986- Dayana Mendoza -Venezuelan model, Miss Universe 2008

1986- Chinedu Obasi -Nigerian footballer

1986- Ben Smith (rugby union)|Ben Smith -New Zealand rugby player

1987- Zoltán Harsányi -Slovakian footballer

1987- Juan Hernandez -Mexican footballer

1987- Jerel McNeal -American basketball player

1987- Johan Santos -Filipino actor and model

1987- Yarisley Silva -Cuban pole vaulter

1988- Javier Hernández Balcázar -Mexican footballer

1988- Nami Tamaki -Japanese singer

1989- Brooklyn Lee -American porn actress

1989- Sammy Alex Mutahi -Kenyan runner

1990- Kennie Chopart -Danish footballer

1990- Carlota Ciganda -Spanish golfer

1990- Kieren Emery -German-English rower

1990- Misha Fisenko -Russian ice hockey player

1990- Roman Josi -Swiss ice hockey player

1990- Martin Pembleton -English footballer

1990- Bianca Perie -Romanian hammer thrower

1992- Kira Plastinina -Russian fashion designer

1996- Tom Holland (actor)|Tom Holland -English actor and dancer

2000- Willow Shields -American actress

History of Deaths


195 BC- Emperor Gaozu of Han -(b. 256 BC)

193- Didius Julianus -Roman emperor (b. 133)

657- Pope Eugene I -

1434- Władysław II Jagiełło -Polish king (b. 1351)

1571- John Story -English martyr (b. 1504)

1616- Tokugawa Ieyasu -Japanese shogun (b. 1543)

1625- Honoré d'Urfé -French author (b. 1568)

1639- Melchior Franck -German composer (b. 1579)

1660- Mary Dyer -English-American martyr (b. 1611)

1662- Zhu Youlang, Prince of Gui -(b. 1623)

1710- David Mitchell (Royal Navy officer)|David Mitchell -Scottish admiral (b. 1642)

1740- Samuel Werenfels -Swiss theologian (b. 1657)

1769- Edward Holyoke -American clergyman and academic (b. 1689)

1795- Pierre-Joseph Desault -French anatomist and surgeon (b. 1744)

1815- Louis-Alexandre Berthier -French general (b. 1753)

1823- Louis-Nicolas Davout -French general (b. 1770)

1826- J. F. Oberlin -French pastor (b. 1740)

1830- Swaminarayan -Indian religious leader (b. 1781)

1841- David Wilkie (artist)|David Wilkie -Scottish painter (b. 1785)

1846- Pope Gregory XVI -(b. 1765)

1861- John Quincy Marr -American captain (b. 1825)

1864- Hong Xiuquan -Chinese rebel, led the Taiping Rebellion (b. 1812)

1868- James Buchanan -American lawyer and politician, 15th President of the United States (b. 1791)

1872- James Gordon Bennett, Sr. -American publisher, founded the ''New York Herald'' (b. 1795)

1873- Joseph Howe -Canadian journalist and politician, 5th Premier of Nova Scotia (b. 1804)

1876- Hristo Botev -Bulgarian poet (b. 1848)

1879- Napoléon, Prince Imperial -of France (b. 1856)

1927- Lizzie Borden -American accused murderer (b. 1860)

1927- J. B. Bury -Irish historian, philologist, and scholar (b. 1861)

1934- Sir Alfred Rawlinson, 3rd Baronet -English colonel and polo player (b. 1867)

1935- Arthur Arz von Straußenburg -Romanian-Hungarian general (d. 1857)

1938- Ödön von Horváth -Croatian-French author and playwright (b. 1901)

1941- Hans Berger -German neurologist (b. 1873)

1941- Hugh Walpole -New Zealand-English author (b. 1884)

1943- Leslie Howard (actor)|Leslie Howard -English actor, director, and producer (b. 1893)

1943- Wilfrid Israel -Anglo-German businessman and philanthropist (b. 1899)

1946- Ion Antonescu -Romanian marshal and politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1882)

1947- Anna Hoffman-Uddgren -Swedish actress, singer, and director (b. 1868)

1948- Alex Gard -Russian cartoonist (b. 1900)

1948- Sonny Boy Williamson I -American singer and harmonica player (b. 1914)

1952- John Dewey -American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1859)

1953- Emanuel Vidović -Croatian painter (b. 1870)

1954- Martin Andersen Nexø -Danish author (b. 1869)

1955- Kathleen Pelham-Clinton, Duchess of Newcastle -(b. 1872)

1959- Sax Rohmer -English author (b. 1883)

1960- Paula Hitler -Austrian-German sister of Adolf Hitler (b. 1896)

1960- Lester Patrick -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1883)

1965- Curly Lambeau -American football player and coach, founded the Green Bay Packers (b. 1898)

1966- Papa Jack Laine -American drummer and bandleader (b. 1873)

1968- Helen Keller -American author and activist (b. 1880)

1968- André Laurendeau -Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1912)

1969- Ivar Ballangrud -Norwegian speed skater (b. 1904)

1971- Reinhold Niebuhr -American theologian (b. 1892)

1973- Mary Kornman -American actress (b. 1915)

1979- Werner Forssmann -German physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

1980- Rube Marquard -American baseball player and manager (b. 1886)

1980- Arthur Nielsen -American businessman, founded the ACNielsen|ACNielsen company (b. 1897)

1981- Carl Vinson -American politician (b. 1883)

1983- Prince Charles, Count of Flanders -(b. 1903)

1985- Richard Greene -English actor (b. 1918)

1986- Jo Gartner -Austrian race car driver (b. 1958)

1987- Rashid Karami -Lebanese politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1921)

1989- Aurelio Lampredi -Italian engineer, designed the Ferrari Lampredi engine (b. 1917)

1991- David Ruffin -American singer and drummer (The Temptations) (b. 1941)

1994- Frances Heflin -American actress (b. 1923)

1996- Neelam Sanjiva Reddy -Indian politician, 6th President of India (b. 1913)

1998- Darwin Joston -American actor (b. 1937)

1999- Christopher Cockerell -English engineer, invented the hovercraft (b. 1910)

2001- Hank Ketcham -American cartoonist, created ''Dennis the Menace (U.S. comics)|Dennis the Menace'' (b. 1920)

2001- Aishwarya of Nepal -(b. 1949)

2001- Birendra of Nepal -(b. 1945)

2002- Hansie Cronje -South African cricketer (b. 1969)

2004- William Manchester -American historian and author (b. 1922)

2005- Hilda Crosby Standish -American physician (b. 1902)

2005- George Mikan -American basketball player and coach (b. 1924)

2006- Rocío Jurado -Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)

2007- Arn Shein -American journalist (b. 1928)

2007- Tony Thompson (singer)|Tony Thompson -American singer (Hi-Five) (b. 1975)

2008- Tommy Lapid -Israeli journalist and politician, 17th Justice Minister of Israel (b. 1931)

2008- Yves Saint Laurent (designer)|Yves Saint Laurent -French fashion designer, founded Saint Laurent Paris (b. 1936)

2009- Thomas Berry -American priest and theologian (b. 1914)

2009- Vincent O'Brien -Irish horse trainer (b. 1917)

2010- William H. Ginn Jr. -American general (b. 1928)

2011- Haleh Sahabi -Iranian activist (b. 1957)

2012- Faruq Z. Bey -American saxophonist and composer (Griot Galaxy) (b. 1942)

2012- Pádraig Faulkner -Irish politician, 19th Minister for Defence (Ireland)|Minister of Defence for Ireland (b. 1918)

2012- Milan Gaľa -Slovak politician (b. 1953)

2012- Brahmeshwar Singh -Indian murderer (b. 1947)

2013- Oliver Bernard -English poet (b. 1925)

2013- Mott Green -American businessman, founded the Grenada Chocolate Company (b. 1966)

2013- Bill Gunston -English author (b. 1927)

2013- Ian P. Howard -English-Canadian psychologist and academic (b. 1927)

2013- James Kelleher -Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1930)

2013- Hanfried Lenz -German mathematician and academic (b. 1916)

2013- Edward Cornelius Reed Jr. -American sergeant and judge (b. 1924)

2014- Ann B. Davis -American actress (b. 1926)

2014- Karlheinz Hackl -Austrian actor and director (b. 1949)

2014- Yuri Kochiyama -American activist (b. 1921)

2014- Dhondutai Kulkarni -Indian singer (b. 1927)

2014- Jay Lake -American author (b. 1964)

2014- Valentin Mankin -Ukrainian sailor (b. 1938)

2014- Tom Rounds -American broadcaster (b. 1936)

2014- Hugo White -English admiral and politician, Governor of Gibraltar (b. 1939)