This Day in History

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

Events History


313-The Edict of Milan -signed by Constantine the Great and co-emperor Licinius|Valerius Licinius granting religious freedom throughout the Roman Empire, is posted in Nicomedia.

1373- Anglo-Portuguese Alliance -between Kingdom of England|England (Succession of states|succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal is the oldest Military alliance|alliance in the world which is still in force.

1381-The Peasants Revolt -led by Wat Tyler culminated in the burning of the Savoy Palace.

1525- Martin Luther -marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.

1625-King Charles I of England -marries Henrietta Maria of France, Fils de France|Princess of France

1740- Province of Georgia|Georgia -provincial governor James Oglethorpe begins an unsuccessful attempt to take Spanish Florida during the Siege of St. Augustine (1740)|Siege of St. Augustine.

1774- Rhode Island -becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.

1777- American Revolutionary War -Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.

1805- Lewis and Clark Expedition -scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River.

1881-The USS Jeannette (1878)|USS ''Jeannette'' -is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.

1886- Great Vancouver Fire|A fire devastates -much of Vancouver, British Columbia.

1886- King Ludwig II of Bavaria -is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM.

1893- Grover Cleveland -notices a rough spot in his mouth and on July 1 undergoes Grover Cleveland#Cancer|secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; the operation was not revealed to the public until 1917, nine years after the president's death.

1898- Yukon|Yukon Territory -is formed, with Dawson, Yukon|Dawson chosen as its capital.

1910-The University of the Philippines College of Engineering -is established. This unit of the university is said to be the largest degree granting unit in the Philippines.

1917- World War I -The deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.

1927-Aviator Charles Lindbergh -receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.

1944- World War II -German combat elements - reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division - Battle of Bloody Gulch|launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.

1944-World War II: Germany -launches a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs actually hit their targets.

1952- Catalina affair -A Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15|MiG-15 fighter.

1955- Mir Mine -the first diamond mine in the Soviet Union|USSR, is discovered.

1966-The United States Supreme Court -rules in ''Miranda v. Arizona'' that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.

1967-U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson -nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

1969- List of Governors of Texas|Governor of Texas -Preston Smith (governor)|Preston Smith signs a bill into law converting the former Southwest Center for Advanced Studies, originally founded as a research arm of Texas Instruments, into the University of Texas at Dallas.

1970-" The Long and Winding Road -becomes The Beatles' last U.S. number one song.

1971- Vietnam War -''The New York Times'' begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.

1977-Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. -assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.

1978- Israeli Defense Forces -withdraw from Lebanon.

1981-At the Trooping the Colour -ceremony in London, a teenager, Marcus Sarjeant, fires six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom|Elizabeth II.

1982- Fahd of Saudi Arabia|Fahd -becomes Kings of Saudi Arabia|King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid of Saudi Arabia|Khalid.

1982- Riccardo Paletti -was killed when he crashed on the start grid for the Canadian Grand Prix

1983-'' Pioneer 10 -' becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune (the furthest planet from the Sun at the time).

1990-First day of the June 1990 Mineriad -in Romania. At least 240 strikers and students are arrested or killed in the chaos ensuing from the first post-Ceausescu elections.

1994-A jury in Anchorage, Alaska -blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the ''Exxon Valdez'' disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.

1996-The Montana Freemen -surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.

1997-A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh -to Capital punishment|death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

2000-President Kim Dae Jung -of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.

2000- Italy -pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.

2002-The United States -withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

2002-Two 14-year-old South Korean -girls are Yangju highway incident|struck and killed by a United States Army armored vehicle, leading to months of public protests against the U.S.

2005-A jury in Santa Maria, California -People v. Jackson|acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

2010-A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa (spacecraft)|Hayabusa -containing particles of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returns to Earth.

2012-A 13 June 2012 Iraq attacks|series of bombings -across Iraq, including Baghdad, Hillah and Kirkuk, kills at least 93 people and wounds over 300 others.

Famous Birthdays


40- Gnaeus Julius Agricola -Roman general (d. 93)

823- Charles the Bald -Roman emperor (d. 877)

839- Charles the Fat -Roman emperor (d. 888)

1595- Jan Marek Marci -Czech physician and scientist (d. 1667)

1649- Adrien Baillet -French scholar and critic (d. 1706)

1672- Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg -(d. 1741)

1752- Frances Burney -English author and playwright (d. 1840)

1761- Antonín Vranický -Czech violinist and composer (d. 1820)

1763- José Bonifácio de Andrada -Brazilian politician (d. 1838)

1773- Thomas Young (scientist)|Thomas Young -English physicist and physiologist (d. 1829)

1775- Antoni Radziwiłł -Lithuanian politician (d. 1833)

1786- Winfield Scott -American general (d. 1866)

1790- José Antonio Páez -Venezuelan general and politician, List of Presidents of Venezuela|President of Venezuela (d. 1873)

1809- Heinrich Hoffmann (author)|Heinrich Hoffmann -German psychiatrist and author (d. 1894)

1822- Carl Schmidt (chemist)|Carl Schmidt -Latvian-German chemist and academic (d. 1894)

1827- Alberto Henschel -German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (d. 1882)

1831- James Clerk Maxwell -Scottish physicist and mathematician (d. 1879)

1854- Charles Algernon Parsons -English engineer (d. 1931)

1863- Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon -English fashion designer (d. 1935)

1864- Rudolf Kjellén -Swedish political scientist and politician (d. 1922)

1864- Dwight B. Waldo -American historian and academic (d. 1939)

1865- W. B. Yeats -Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1939)

1870- Jules Bordet -Belgian immunologist and microbiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)

1872- Thomas N. Heffron -American silent film director (d. 1951)

1875- Paul Neumann (swimmer)|Paul Neumann -Austrian swimmer and physician (d. 1932)

1876- William Sealy Gosset -English chemist and statistician (d. 1937)

1879- Heinrich Gutkin -Estonian businessman and politician (d. 1941)

1879- Charalambos Tseroulis -Greek general (d. 1929)

1884- Anton Drexler -German politician (d. 1942)

1884- Gerald Gardner (Wiccan)|Gerald Gardner -English religious leader, founded Gardnerian Wicca (d. 1964)

1884- Étienne Gilson -French philosopher and academic (d. 1978)

1885- Henry George Lamond -Australian farmer and author (d. 1969)

1887- André François-Poncet -French politician and diplomat (d. 1978)

1887- Bruno Frank -German-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1945)

1888- Fernando Pessoa -Portuguese poet and critic (d. 1935)

1892- Basil Rathbone -South African-American actor (d. 1967)

1893- Dorothy L. Sayers -English author and poet (d. 1957)

1894- Leo Kanner -Ukrainian-American psychiatrist and physician (d. 1981)

1894- Jacques Henri Lartigue -French photographer and painter (d. 1986)

1897- Paavo Nurmi -Finnish runner (d. 1973)

1899- Carlos Chávez -Mexican composer, conductor, and journalist, founded the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra (d. 1978)

1901- Tage Erlander -Swedish politician, 25th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1985)

1903- Red Grange -American football player and actor (d. 1991)

1905- Doc Cheatham -American trumpet player, singer, and bandleader (McKinney's Cotton Pickers) (d. 1997)

1905- James T. Rutnam -Sri Lankan historian and author (d. 1988)

1905- Xian Xinghai -Chinese composer (d. 1945)

1906- Bruno de Finetti -Austrian-Italian mathematician and statistician (d. 1985)

1909- E. M. S. Namboodiripad -Indian politician, 1st Chief Minister of Kerala (d. 1998)

1910- Gonzalo Torrente Ballester -Spanish author (d. 1999)

1910- Mary Wickes -American actress and singer (d. 1995)

1910- Mary Whitehouse -English activist, founded the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association (d. 2001)

1911- Luis Walter Alvarez -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)

1911- Maurice Copeland -American actor (d. 1985)

1911- Erwin Wilhelm Müller -German physicist (d. 1977)

1912- Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau -Canadian poet and painter (d. 1943)

1913- Ralph Edwards -American radio and television host (d. 2005)

1913- Yitzhak Pundak -Israeli general, diplomat and politician

1914- Frederic Franklin -English-American ballet dancer and director (d. 2013)

1914- Barbara Reynolds -English author and lexicographer

1915- Don Budge -American tennis player (d. 2000)

1916- Wu Zhengyi -Chinese botanist and academic (d. 2013)

1917- Teddy Turner (actor)|Teddy Turner -English actor (d. 1992)

1918- Ben Johnson (actor)|Ben Johnson -American actor and stuntman (d. 1996)

1918- Helmut Lent -German soldier and pilot (d. 1944)

1918- Percy Rodriguez -Canadian-American actor (d. 2007)

1920- Rolf Huisgen -German chemist and academic

1920- Iosif Vorovich -Russian mathematician and engineer (d. 2001)

1921- Lennart Strand -Swedish runner (d. 2004)

1922- Etienne Leroux -South African author (d. 1989)

1926- Paul Lynde -American actor and singer (d. 1982)

1927- Slim Dusty -Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2003)

1928- Li Ka-shing -Chinese businessman

1928- Renée Morisset -Canadian pianist (d. 2009)

1928- John Forbes Nash, Jr. -American mathematician and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate

1929- Alan Civil -English horn player (d. 1989)

1929- Robert W. Scott -American politician, 67th Governor of North Carolina (d. 2009)

1929- Ralph McQuarrie -American illustrator (d. 2012)

1930- Gotthard Graubner -German painter (d. 2013)

1930- Ryszard Kukliński -Polish colonel and spy (d. 2004)

1931- Nora Kovach -Hungarian-American ballerina (d. 2009)

1931- Reed Scowen -Canadian politician

1931- Irvin D. Yalom -American psychotherapist and academic

1932- Raymond Jolliffe, 5th Baron Hylton -English politician

1932- Bob McGrath -American actor and singer

1932- Billy Williams (right fielder)|Billy Williams -American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)

1933- Tom King, Baron King of Bridgwater -English politician, Secretary of State for Defence

1933- Norman Lloyd-Edwards -Welsh politician, Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan

1934- Bill Blakeley -American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)

1934- Manuel Clouthier -Mexican businessman and politician (d. 1989)

1934- James Anthony Griffin -American bishop

1934- Uriel Jones -American drummer (The Funk Brothers) (d. 2009)

1934- Leonard Kleinrock -American computer scientist and engineer

1934- Janet Pilgrim (model)|Janet Pilgrim -American model

1934- David Short (cricketer)|David Short -English cricketer

1935- Christo -Bulgarian-French sculptor and painter

1935- Jeanne-Claude -Moroccan sculptor and painter (d. 2009)

1935- Samak Sundaravej -Thai politician, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (d. 2009)

1936- Michel Jazy -French runner

1936- Michael H. Jordan -American businessman (d. 2010)

1937- Eleanor Holmes Norton -American politician

1937- Erich Ribbeck -German footballer and manager

1937- Andreas Whittam Smith -English journalist

1938- Gwynne Howell -Welsh opera singer

1939- Tom Cheek -American sportscaster (d. 2005)

1939- Siegfried Fischbacher -German-American magician

1940- Bobby Freeman -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

1940- Dallas Long -American shot putter

1941- Marcel Lachemann -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1941- Serge Lemoyne -Canadian painter (d. 1998)

1941- Esther Ofarim -Israeli singer

1942- Yiannis Boutaris -Greek businessman and politician, List of mayors of Thessaloniki|Mayor of Thessaloniki

1942- James Carr (musician)|James Carr -American singer (d. 2001)

1942- Walter Rodney -Guyanese historian and activist (d. 2007)

1942- Viktor Suslin -Russian-German composer (d. 2012)

1943- Malcolm McDowell -English actor and producer

1943- Jim Guy Tucker -American lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of Arkansas

1944- Christine Beasley -English nurse

1944- David Curry -English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

1944- Ban Ki-moon -South Korean diplomat, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations

1945- Whitley Strieber -American author

1946- Gonzalo Aja -Spanish cyclist

1946- Sher Bahadur Deuba -Nepalese politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Nepal

1946- Gabriel of Komana -Belgian-Dutch archbishop (d. 2013)

1946- Igor Starygin -Russian actor (d. 2009)

1947- A.G. Lafley -American businessman

1948- Garnet Bailey -Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2001)

1948- Joe Roth -American director and producer, co-founded Morgan Creek Productions

1949- Dennis Locorriere -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show)

1949- Ulla Schmidt -German politician

1950- Belinda Bauer (actress)|Belinda Bauer -Australian-American actress and psychologist

1950- Nick Brown -English politician

1950- Gerd Zewe -German footballer and manager

1951- Howard Leese -American guitarist and producer (Bad Company and Heart (band)|Heart)

1951- Richard Thomas (actor)|Richard Thomas -American actor, director, and producer

1951- Stellan Skarsgård -Swedish actor

1951- Robert P. Young, Jr. -American jurist

1952- Tony Bruno -American radio host

1952- Jean-Marie Dedecker -Belgian martial artist and politician

1953- Tim Allen -American actor and producer

1954- Rita Cadillac (Brazilian entertainer)|Rita Cadillac -Brazilian porn actress, singer, and dancer

1954- Andrzej Lepper -Polish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland

1954- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala -Nigerian economist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nigeria)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nigeria

1955- Alan Hansen -Scottish footballer and sportscaster

1955- Leah Ward Sears -American jurist

1956- Blair Chapman -Canadian ice hockey player

1956- Barry Chase -Canadian politician

1956- Pedro Larraquy -Argentinian footballer and manager

1956- Shunichi Mizuoka -Japanese politician

1956- Sal Paolantonio -American lieutenant and journalist

1956- John Harris (safety)|John Harris -American football player

1957- Ronald Ardoin -American jockey

1957- Ron Areshenkoff -Canadian ice hockey player

1957- Mossie Carroll -Irish hurler and manager

1957- Roy Cooper -American politician, 48th North Carolina Attorney General

1957- Bruce Flowers -American basketball player

1957- Ada Maris -American actress

1957- Andrzej Morozowski -Polish journalist

1957- Dicky Thompson -American golfer

1958- Mark Byford -English journalist and broadcaster

1959- Boyko Borisov -Bulgarian politician, 50th Prime Minister of Bulgaria

1959- Steve Georganas -Australian politician

1959- Lance Kinsey -Canadian-American actor and screenwriter

1960- Clive Lewis (judge)|Clive Lewis -English judge

1960- Jacques Rougeau -Canadian wrestler

1961- Bob Crow -English union leader (d. 2014)

1961- Kaire Indrikson -Estonian swimmer

1961- Anders Järryd -Swedish tennis player

1962- Davey Hamilton -American race car driver

1962- Glenn Michibata -Canadian tennis player

1962- Rudolf Povarnitsyn -Ukrainian high jumper

1962- Ally Sheedy -American actress and author

1962- Hannah Storm -American journalist and author

1963- Bettina Bunge -German tennis player

1963- Sarah Connolly -English soprano

1963- Paul De Lisle -American bass player (Smash Mouth)

1963- Catarina Lindqvist -Swedish tennis player

1963- Audrey Niffenegger -American author and academic

1964- Christian Wilhelm Berger -Romanian organist, composer, and educator

1964- Kathy Burke -English actress, director, and playwright

1964- Šarūnas Marčiulionis -Lithuanian basketball player

1965- Vassilis Karapialis -Greek footballer

1965- Lukas Ligeti -Austrian-American drummer and composer

1965- Lisa Vidal -American actress

1966- Henry Bond -English photographer

1966- Naoki Hattori -Japanese race car driver

1966- Grigori Perelman -Russian mathematician

1967- Taşkın Aksoy -German-Turkish footballer and manager

1968- Fabio Baldato -Italian cyclist

1968- Spike Breakwell -English comedian and actor

1968- Peter DeBoer -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1968- Darren Dreger -Canadian sportscaster

1968- David Gray (musician)|David Gray -English-Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1968- Tim Leveque -Canadian ice hockey player

1968- Denise Pearson -English singer-songwriter (Five Star)

1968- Marcel Theroux -Ugandan-English journalist and author

1969- Cayetana Guillén Cuervo -Spanish actress, director, and screenwriter

1969- Virginie Despentes -French author

1969- Joseph Keter -Kenyan runner

1969- Laura Kightlinger -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Lynne Koplitz -American comedian and actress

1969- Svetlana Krivelyova -Russian shot putter

1969- Søren Rasted -Danish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Aqua (band)|Aqua, Hej Matematik, and Lazyboy (musical project)|Lazyboy)

1969- Jamie Walters (singer)|Jamie Walters -American actor and singer

1970- Chris Cairns -New Zealand cricketer

1970- Rivers Cuomo -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Weezer, Avant Garde (band)|Avant Garde, and Homie (band)|Homie)

1970- Mikael Ljungberg -Swedish wrestler (d. 2004)

1971- Shannon Fill -American actress

1971- Nóra Köves -Hungarian tennis player

1971- David Mendenhall -American actor

1972- Meelis Aasmäe -Estonian skier

1972- Martin Ballantyne -English actor, producer, and screenwriter

1972- Kristjan Järvi -Estonian-American conductor

1972- Natalie MacMaster -Canadian fiddler

1973- Sam Adams (American football)|Sam Adams -American football player

1973- Tanner Foust -American race car driver

1973- Mattias Hellberg -Swedish singer-songwriter (The Hellacopters, Nationalteatern, and The Solution (band)|The Solution)

1973- Kasia Kowalska -Polish singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1973- Ville Laihiala -Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sentenced (band)|Sentenced and Poisonblack)

1973- Anna Mosenkova -Estonian ice dancer

1973- Leeann Tweeden -American model and television host

1974- Coko -American singer (SWV)

1974- Steve-O -American stuntman and actor

1974- Selma Björnsdóttir -Icelandic singer and actress

1974- Valeri Bure -Russian-American ice hockey player

1974- Brande Roderick -American model and actress

1974- Takahiro Sakurai -Japanese voice actor

1975- Ante Čović -Australian footballer

1975- Jeff Davis (writer)|Jeff Davis -American screenwriter and producer

1975- Jennifer Nicole Lee -American model, actress, and author

1975- Jaan Pehk -Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Ruffus)

1975- Riccardo Scimeca -English footballer

1976- Jason "J" Brown -English singer (Five (band)|Five)

1976- Kym Marsh -English singer-songwriter and actress (Hear'Say)

1976- Tygh Runyan -Canadian-American actor and guitarist (The Awkward Stage)

1977- Dragoș Bucur -Romanian actor

1977- Emily Harrison -American actress

1977- Tarmo Kikerpill -Estonian basketball player

1977- Romain Mesnil -French pole vaulter

1977- Earthwind Moreland -American football player

1977- Rainer Schönfelder -Austrian skier

1977- Erin Toughill -American mixed martial artist and boxer

1977- Selwyn Ward -American actor

1978- Jason Michael Carroll -American singer-songwriter

1978- Brian Dowling -Irish television host

1978- Ethan Embry -American actor

1978- Mikako Ichikawa -Japanese model and actress

1978- Mathis Künzler -Swiss actor

1979- Esther Anderson (Australian actress)|Esther Anderson -Australian actress

1979- Nila Håkedal -Norwegian volleyball player

1979- Miguel Pate -American long jumper

1979- Ryan Pickett (filmmaker)|Ryan Pickett -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1980- Sarah Connor (singer)|Sarah Connor -German singer-songwriter and dancer

1980- Florent Malouda -French footballer

1980- Diego Mendieta -Paraguayan footballer (d. 2012)

1980- Jamario Moon -American basketball player

1980- Juan Carlos Navarro (basketball)|Juan Carlos Navarro -Spanish basketball player

1980- Maho Nonami -Japanese actress

1980- Darius Vassell -English footballer

1980- Markus Winkelhock -German race car driver

1981- Daryl Blonder -American actor and author (d. 2012)

1981- Chris Evans (actor)|Chris Evans -American actor

1981- Blake Judd (filmmaker)|Blake Judd -American actor, director, and producer

1981- Julie-Marie Parmentier -French actress

1981- Radim Vrbata -Czech-American ice hockey player

1982- Kenenisa Bekele -Ethiopian runner

1982- Krzysztof Bosak -Polish politician

1982- Jessica Caban -American model and actress

1982- Nate Jones (American football)|Nate Jones -American football player

1982- Jess Manafort -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1983- Matt Allison (racing driver)|Matt Allison -English race car driver

1983- Rebeca Linares -Spanish porn actress

1983- Steve Novak -American basketball player

1983- Sarah Schaub -American actress

1983- Jason Spezza -Canadian ice hockey player

1984- Nery Castillo -Mexican-Uruguayan footballer

1984- Kaori Icho -Japanese wrestler

1984- Antje Möldner-Schmidt -German runner

1984- Nautica Thorn -American porn actress

1984- Phillip Van Dyke -American actor

1985- Raz-B -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (B2K)

1985- Filipe Albuquerque -Portuguese race car driver

1985- Silvio Bankert -German footballer

1985- Lela Star -American porn actress

1985- Danny Syvret -Canadian ice hockey player

1986- Kat Dennings -American actress

1986- Keisuke Honda -Japanese footballer

1986- Azumi Muto -Japanese model and actress (d. 2006)

1986- Ashley Olsen -American actress, singer, producer, and fashion designer

1986- Mary-Kate Olsen -American actress, singer, producer, and fashion designer

1987- Marko Grgić -Croatian footballer

1988- Gabe Carimi -American football player

1988- Reece Noi -English actor

1989- Irene Gorovaia -Russian-American actress

1989- Tommy Searle -English motocross racer

1989- Lisa Tucker (singer)|Lisa Tucker -American singer and actress

1990- Tara Lynn Foxx -American porn actress

1990- Nicole Riner -Swiss tennis player

1990- Aaron Taylor-Johnson -English actor

1991- Will Claye -American jumper

1991- Ryan Mason -English footballer

1993- Simona Senoner -Italian ski jumper (d. 2011)

1993- Denis Ten -Kazakhstani figure skater

1995- Emily Fanning -New Zealand tennis player

1995- Laura Ucrós -Colombian tennis player

1996- Kodi Smit-McPhee -Australian actor

1998- Abdallah El Akal -Israeli actor

History of Deaths


1036- Ali az-Zahir -Egyptian caliph (b. 1005)

1231- Anthony of Padua -Portuguese priest and saint (b. 1195)

1256- Tankei -Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)

1636- George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly -Scottish politician (b. 1562)

1645- Miyamoto Musashi -Japanese samurai (b. 1584)

1665- Egbert Bartholomeusz Kortenaer -Dutch admiral (b. 1604)

1760- Antoine Court (Huguenot)|Antoine Court -French minister (b. 1696)

1784- Henry Middleton -American politician, 2nd President of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)

1846- Jean-Baptiste Benoît Eyriès -French geographer and author (b. 1767)

1881- Joseph Škoda -Czech physician and dermatologist (b. 1805)

1886- Ludwig II of Bavaria -(b. 1845)

1898- Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau -Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)

1904- Nikiphoros Lytras -Greek painter (b. 1832)

1917- Louis-Philippe Hébert -Canadian sculptor (b. 1850)

1918- Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia -(b. 1878)

1930- Henry Segrave -American-English race car driver (b. 1896)

1931- Kitasato Shibasaburō -Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1851)

1943- Kočo Racin -Macedonian author and activist (b. 1908)

1948- Osamu Dazai -Japanese author (b. 1909)

1951- Ben Chifley -Australian politician, 16th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)

1954- Henry Blogg -English fisherman (b. 1876)

1957- Irving Baxter -American high jumper and pole vaulter (b. 1876)

1958- Edwin Keppel Bennett -English poet and academic (b. 1887)

1965- Martin Buber -Austrian-Israeli philosopher and theologian (b. 1878)

1965- David Drummond (politician)|David Drummond -Australian farmer and politician (b. 1890)

1969- Pralhad Keshav Atre -Indian journalist, director, and producer (b. 1898)

1972- Clyde McPhatter -American singer (Billy Ward and his Dominoes and The Drifters) (b. 1932)

1972- Dündar Taşer -Turkish soldier and politician (b. 1925)

1972- Georg von Békésy -Hungarian biophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

1972- Stephanie von Hohenlohe -Austrian-German spy (b. 1891)

1977- Matthew Garber -English actor (b. 1956)

1979- Darla Hood -American actress, voice actress, and singer (b. 1931)

1979- Demetrio Stratos -Egyptian-Italian singer-songwriter and pianist (I Ribelli and Area (band)|Area) (b. 1945)

1980- Walter Rodney -Guyanese historian and activist (b. 1942)

1982- Peter Maivia -Samoan-American wrestler and promoter (b. 1935)

1982- Khalid of Saudi Arabia -(b. 1912)

1982- Riccardo Paletti -Italian race car driver (b. 1958)

1984- António Variações -Portuguese singer-songwriter (b. 1944)

1986- Benny Goodman -American clarinet player, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1909)

1987- Geraldine Page -American actress (b. 1924)

1989- Fran Allison -American actress and singer (b. 1907)

1991- Ljubov Rebane -Estonian physicist (b. 1929)

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

1993- Deke Slayton -American pilot and astronaut (b. 1924)

1994- Nadia Gray -Romanian-French actress (b. 1923)

1997- Nguyen Manh Tuong -Vietnamese lawyer (b. 1909)

1998- Alfred Gerrard -English sculptor (b. 1899)

1998- Birger Ruud -Norwegian ski jumper (b. 1911)

1998- Reg Smythe -English cartoonist (b. 1917)

2002- John Hope (meteorologist)|John Hope -American meteorologist (b. 1919)

2002- Maia Wojciechowska -Polish-American author (b. 1927)

2003- Malik Meraj Khalid -Pakistani politician, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)

2004- Dick Durrance -American skier (b. 1914)

2004- Ralph Wiley -American journalist and author (b. 1952)

2005- Jonathan Adams (British actor)|Jonathan Adams -English actor (b. 1931)

2005- Álvaro Cunhal -Portuguese politician (b. 1913)

2005- David Diamond (composer)|David Diamond -American composer (b. 1915)

2005- Lane Smith -American actor (b. 1936)

2006- Charles Haughey -Irish politician, 7th Taoiseach|Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1925)

2007- Walid Eido -Lebanese judge and politician (b. 1942)

2008- Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner -Austrian politician (b. 1926)

2008- Tim Russert -American journalist and lawyer (b. 1950)

2009- Mitsuharu Misawa -Japanese wrestler (b. 1962)

2009- Fathi Yakan -Lebanese politician (b. 1933)

2010- Jimmy Dean -American singer, actor, and businessman, founded Jimmy Dean (brand)|Jimmy Dean Foods (b. 1928)

2012- Sam Beddingfield -American pilot and engineer (b. 1933)

2012- Graeme Bell -Australian pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1914)

2012- Luiz Gonzaga Bergonzini -Brazilian bishop (b. 1936)

2012- Roger Garaudy -French philosopher and author (b. 1913)

2012- Mehdi Hassan -Indian-Pakistani singer-songwriter (b. 1927)

2012- Jože Humer -Slovenian composer (b. 1934)

2012- Erica Kennedy -American journalist and author (b. 1970)

2013- Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi -Saudi Arabian footballer (b. 1971)

2013- David Deutsch (ad executive)|David Deutsch -American businessman, founded Deutsch Inc. (b. 1929)

2013- Newton Lai -Hong Kong actor (b. 1951)

2013- Sam Most -American flute player and saxophonist (b. 1930)

2013- Edmund Pellegrino -American ethicist and academic (b. 1920)

2013- Kenji Utsumi -Japanese voice actor (b. 1937)

2013- Albert White Hat -American educator and activist (b. 1938)

2014- Mahdi Elmandjra -Moroccan economist and sociologist (b. 1933)

2014- Gyula Grosics -Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1926)

2014- Jim Keays -Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Masters Apprentices and Cotton Keays & Morris) (b. 1946)

2014- Chuck Noll -American football player and coach (b. 1932)

2014- Robert Peters -American poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1924)

2014- Richard Rockefeller -American physician (b. 1949)