This Day in History

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

Events History


363-Emperor Julian (emperor)|Julian -marches back up the Tigris and burns his fleet of supply ships. During the withdrawal Roman forces suffering several attacks from the Persians.

632- Yazdegerd III -ascends to the throne as king (''shah'') of the Sasanian Empire|Persian Empire. He becomes the last ruler of the Sasanian family tree|Sasanian dynasty (modern Iran).

1407- Ming–Hồ War -Retired King Hồ Quý Ly and his son King Hồ Hán Thương of Hồ dynasty are captured by the Ming dynasty|Ming armies.

1487- Battle of Stoke Field -the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses.

1586- Mary, Queen of Scots -recognizes Philip II of Spain as her Royal succession#Monarchies and nobility|heir and successor.

1745-British troops take Cape Breton Island -which is now part of Nova Scotia, Canada.

1745- War of the Austrian Succession -New England colonial troops under the command of William Pepperrell capture the French colonial empires|French Fortress of Louisbourg in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia (Old Style).

1746-War of Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia -defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.

1755- French and Indian War -the Military history of France|French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians.

1774-Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky -

1779-Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar -begins.

1795- First Battle of Groix -otherwise known as "Cornwallis' Retreat".

1815- Battle of Ligny -and Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before the Battle of Waterloo.

1816- Lord Byron -reads ''Fantasmagoriana'' to his four house guests at the Villa Diodati, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori, and inspires his challenge that each guest write a ghost story, which culminated in Mary Shelley writing the novel ''Frankenstein'', John Polidori writing the short story ''The Vampyre'', and Byron writing the poem ''Darkness (poem)|Darkness''.

1836-The formation of the London Working Men's Association -gives rise to the Chartism|Chartist Movement.

1846-The Papal conclave, 1846|Papal conclave of 1846 -concludes. Pope Pius IX is elected Pope beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy.

1858- Abraham Lincoln -delivers his ''Lincoln's House Divided Speech|House Divided'' speech in Springfield, Illinois.

1858-The Battle of Morar takes place during the Indian Mutiny -

1871-The Test Act|University Tests Act -allows students to enter the Universities of University of Oxford|Oxford, University of Cambridge|Cambridge and University of Durham|Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology).

1883-The Victoria Hall disaster|Victoria Hall theatre panic -in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear|Sunderland, England kills 183 children.

1884-The first purpose-built roller coaster, LaMarcus Adna Thompson|LaMarcus Adna Thompson's -"Switchback Railway", opens in New York's Coney Island amusement park.

1891- John Abbott -becomes Canada's third Prime Minister of Canada|Prime Minister.

1897-A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii -to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.

1903-The Ford Motor Company -is incorporated.

1903- Roald Amundsen -commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage, leaving Oslo, Norway.

1904- Eugen Schauman -assassinates Nikolai Ivanovich Bobrikov|Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.

1904-Irish author James Joyce -begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel ''Ulysses (novel)|Ulysses''; this date is now traditionally called "Bloomsday".

1911- IBM -founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.

1911-A 772 gram stony meteorite -strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin damaging a barn.

1915-Foundation of the British Women's Institute -

1922-General election in the Irish Free State -the pro-Treaty History of Sinn Féin|Sinn Féin win a large majority.

1924-The Whampoa Military Academy -is founded.

1925-The most famous Young Pioneer -camp of the Soviet Union, Artek (camp)|Artek, is established.

1930- Sovnarkom -establishes decree time in the USSR.

1933-The National Industrial Recovery Act -is passed.

1940- World War II -Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (''Chef de l'État Français'').

1940-A Communist -government is installed in Lithuania.

1944-At age 14, George Stinney|George Junius Stinney, Jr. -becomes the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century.

1948-Members of the Malayan Communist Party -kill three British plantation managers in Sungai Siput; in response, British Malaya declares Malayan Emergency|a state of emergency.

1955-In a futile effort to topple President of Argentina|President -Juan Perón, rogue aircraft pilots of the Argentine Navy Bombing of Plaza de Mayo|drop several bombs upon an unarmed crowd demonstrating in favor of Perón in Buenos Aires, killing 364 and injuring at least 800. At the same time on the ground, some forces soldiers attempt to stage a coup but are suppressed by loyal forces.

1958- Imre Nagy -Pál Maléter and other leaders of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution of 1956|Hungarian Uprising are executed.

1961- Rudolf Nureyev -defects from the Soviet Union.

1963-Soviet Space Program: '' Vostok 6 -' Mission

1967-The Monterey Pop Festival -begins

1972-The largest single-site hydroelectric power project in Canada is inaugurated at Churchill Falls Generating Station -

1976- Soweto uprising -a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.

1977- Oracle Corporation -is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.

1981-U.S. President Ronald Reagan -awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Kenneth D. Taylor|Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the Iran hostage crisis|hostage crisis of 1979-81; he is the first foreign citizen bestowed the honor.

1989- Revolutions of 1989 -Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian Prime Minister of Hungary|Prime Minister, is reburied in Budapest following the collapse of Communism in Hungary.

2000- Israel -complies with United Nations Security Council Resolution 425 22 years after its issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel does so, except the disputed Shebaa farms.

2010- Bhutan -becomes the first country to institute a Tobacco Control Act of Bhutan 2010|total ban on tobacco.

2012-China successfully launches its Shenzhou 9 -spacecraft, carrying three astronauts – including the first female Chinese astronaut, Liu Yang (astronaut)|Liu Yang – to the Tiangong-1 orbital module.

2012-The United States Air Force -s robotic Boeing X-37B spaceplane returns to Earth after a USA-226|classified 469-day orbital mission.

Famous Birthdays


1139- Emperor Konoe -of Japan (d. 1155)

1332- Isabella de Coucy -English daughter of Edward III of England (d. 1382)

1514- John Cheke -English academic and politician, Secretary of State (England)|English Secretary of State (d. 1557)

1583- Axel Oxenstierna -Swedish politician, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (d. 1654)

1591- Joseph Solomon Delmedigo -Greek-Italian physician, mathematician, and theorist (d. 1655)

1606- Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall -Irish soldier and politician (d. 1675)

1612- Murad IV -Ottoman sultan (d. 1640)

1613- John Cleveland -English poet (d. 1658)

1633- Jean de Thévenot -French linguist and botanist (d. 1667)

1644- Henrietta of England -(d. 1670)

1713- Meshech Weare -American farmer, lawyer, and politician, 1st Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1786)

1738- Mary Katherine Goddard -American publisher (d. 1816)

1754- Salawat Yulayev -Russian poet (d. 1800)

1792- John Linnell (painter)|John Linnell -English painter and engraver (d. 1882)

1801- Julius Plücker -German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)

1806- Edward Davy -English physician and chemist (d. 1885)

1813- Otto Jahn -German archaeologist and philologist (d. 1869)

1820- Athanase Josué Coquerel -Dutch-French theologian (d. 1875)

1821- Old Tom Morris -Scottish golfer and architect (d. 1908)

1826- Constantin von Ettingshausen -Austrian geologist and botanist (d. 1897)

1829- Geronimo -American tribal leader (d. 1909)

1836- Wesley Merritt -American general and politician, Governor-General of the Philippines|Military Governor of the Philippines (d. 1910)

1837- Ernst Laas -German philosopher and academic (d. 1885)

1838- Frederic Archer -English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1901)

1838- Cushman Kellogg Davis -American lieutenant and politician, 7th Governor of Minnesota (d. 1900)

1840- Ernst Otto Schlick -German engineer (d. 1913)

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

1858- Gustaf V of Sweden -(d. 1950)

1862- Olaf Frydenlund -Norwegian target shooter (d. 1947)

1866- Germanos Karavangelis -Greek-Austrian bishop (d. 1935)

1874- Arthur Meighen -Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1960)

1880- Otto Eisenschiml -Austrian-American chemist and author (d. 1963)

1881- Natalia Goncharova -Russian painter, costume designer, and illustrator (d. 1962)

1882- Mohammad Mosaddegh -Iranian politician, 60th Prime Minister of Iran (d. 1967)

1885- Erich Jacoby -Estonian-Polish architect (d. 1941)

1888- Peter Stoner -American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1980)

1890- Stan Laurel -English-American actor, singer, director, and screenwriter (d. 1965)

1894- Norman Kerry -American actor (d. 1956)

1896- Murray Leinster -American author and screenwriter (d. 1976)

1897- Elaine Hammerstein -American actress (d. 1948)

1897- Georg Wittig -German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)

1902- Barbara McClintock -American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)

1902- George Gaylord Simpson -American paleontologist and author (d. 1984)

1903- Helen Traubel -American soprano and actress (d. 1972)

1907- Jack Albertson -American actor and singer (d. 1981)

1909- Archie Carr -American ecologist and zoologist (d. 1987)

1910- Juan Velasco Alvarado -Peruvian general and politician, 1st President of Peru (d. 1977)

1912- Albert Chartier -Canadian illustrator (d. 2004)

1912- Enoch Powell -English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 1998)

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

1916- Hank Luisetti -American basketball player (d. 2002)

1916- John Young (actor)|John Young -Scottish actor (d. 1996)

1917- Phaedon Gizikis -Greek general and politician, President of Greece (d. 1999)

1917- Katharine Graham -American publisher (d. 2001)

1917- Aurelio Lampredi -Italian engineer (d. 1989)

1917- Irving Penn -American photographer (d. 2009)

1920- John Howard Griffin -American journalist and author (d. 1980)

1920- Isabelle Holland -Swiss-American author (d. 2002)

1920- Raymond Lemieux -Canadian chemist and academic (d. 2002)

1920- Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay -Indian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1989)

1920- José López Portillo -Mexican politician, 31st President of Mexico (d. 2004)

1922- Ilmar Kullam -Estonian basketball player and coach (d. 2011)

1923- Ron Flockhart (racing driver)|Ron Flockhart -Scottish race car driver (d. 1962)

1924- Faith Domergue -American actress (d. 1999)

1924- Lucky Thompson -American saxophonist (d. 2005)

1925- Jean d'Ormesson -French journalist and author

1925- Otto Muehl -Austrian-Portuguese painter (d. 2013)

1926- Efraín Ríos Montt -Guatemalan general and politician, 26th President of Guatemala

1927- Tom Graveney -English cricketer and sportscaster

1927- Herbert Lichtenfeld -German author and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1927- Ariano Suassuna -Brazilian author and playwright (d. 2014)

1927- Brian Wilde -English actor (d. 2008)

1928- Annie Cordy -Belgian actress and singer

1928- Speedy Long -American lawyer and politician (d. 2006)

1929- Ramon Bieri -American actor (d. 2001)

1929- Pauline Yates -English actress

1930- Allan D'Arcangelo -American painter (d. 1998)

1930- Mike Sparken -French race car driver (d. 2012)

1930- Vilmos Zsigmond -Hungarian-American cinematographer

1932- Norman Jones (actor)|Norman Jones -English actor (d. 2013)

1932- Ralph Robins -English businessman

1934- Eileen Atkins -English actress and screenwriter

1934- Bill Cobbs -American actor

1934- Jane Henson -American puppeteer (d. 2013)

1934- Roger Neilson -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2003)

1935- James Bolam -English actor

1935- Jim Dine -American painter

1936- Ann Carter -American actress (d. 2014)

1937- Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha -Bulgarian politician, 48th Prime Minister of Bulgaria

1937- Erich Segal -American author and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1938- Thomas Boyd-Carpenter -English general

1938- Torgny Lindgren -Swedish author and poet

1938- Joyce Carol Oates -American author

1938- Charles B. Pierce -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1939- Billy "Crash" Craddock -American singer

1940- Neil Goldschmidt -American lawyer and politician, 33rd Governor of Oregon

1940- Nigel Wicks -English civil servant

1941- Lamont Dozier -American songwriter and producer

1941- Tõnu Õim -Estonian chess player

1941- Mumtaz Hamid Rao -Pakistani journalist (d. 2011)

1942- Giacomo Agostini -Italian motorcycle racer

1942- Eddie Levert -American singer-songwriter and producer (The O'Jays)

1943- Joan Van Ark -American actress

1944- Henri Richelet -French painter

1945- Claire Alexander -Canadian ice hockey player

1945- Buddy Roberts -American wrestler (d. 2012)

1945- Lucienne Robillard -Canadian politician

1946- Rick Adelman -American basketball player and coach

1946- John Jacob Astor VIII -English businessman and politician

1946- Karen Dunnell -English statistician

1946- Tom Harrell -American trumpet player and composer

1946- Neil MacGregor -Scottish historian and curator

1946- Iain Matthews -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fairport Convention and Plainsong (band)|Plainsong)

1946- Jodi Rell -American politician, 87th Governor of Connecticut

1946- Mark Ritts -American actor, puppeteer, and producer (d. 2009)

1946- Derek Sanderson -Canadian ice hockey player

1946- Simon Williams (actor)|Simon Williams -English actor and playwright

1947- -minu -Swiss journalist

1947- Günther Kaufmann -German actor (d. 2012)

1947- Tom Malone (musician)|Tom Malone -American trombonist, composer, and producer (The Blues Brothers and CBS Orchestra)

1947- Tom Wyner -English-American voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1948- Ron LeFlore -American baseball player and manager

1948- V. Hanumantha Rao -Indian politician

1949- Paulo Cézar Caju -Brazilian footballer

1949- Ralph Mann -American hurdler

1950- Mithun Chakraborty -Indian actor

1950- Michel Clair -Canadian politician

1951- Charlie Dominici -American singer and guitarist (Dream Theater and Dominici)

1951- Roberto Durán -Panamanian boxer

1952- George Papandreou -Greek politician, 182nd Prime Minister of Greece

1952- Gino Vannelli -Canadian singer-songwriter

1953- Paul Goggins -English politician (d. 2014)

1953- Valerie Mahaffey -American actress and producer

1953- Ian Mosley -English drummer (Marillion)

1954- Matthew Saad Muhammad -American boxer (d. 2014)

1955- Grete Faremo -Norwegian politician, Minister of Defence (Norway)|Norwegian Minister of Defence

1955- Laurie Metcalf -American actress

1957- Ian Buchanan -Scottish-American actor

1957- Leeona Dorrian, Lady Dorrian -Scottish judge

1958- Darrell Griffith -American basketball player

1958- Jóhannes Helgason -Icelandic guitarist and pilot (Þeyr)

1958- Ulrike Tauber -German swimmer

1959- John Franklin (actor)|John Franklin -American actor

1959- Desirée Rogers -American businesswoman

1959- The Ultimate Warrior -American wrestler (d. 2014)

1960- Peter Sterling -Australian rugby player and sportscaster

1961- Dzintar Klavan -Estonian footballer

1961- Steve Larmer -Canadian ice hockey player

1961- Margus Metstak -Estonian basketball player

1962- Wally Joyner -American baseball player and coach

1962- Femi Kuti -English-Nigerian singer-songwriter and saxophonist

1962- Arnold Vosloo -South African-American actor

1962- Anthony Wong (singer)|Anthony Wong -Hong Kong singer-songwriter and producer (Tat Ming Pair)

1963- Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski|Scott Alexander -American screenwriter and producer

1963- Deb Caletti -American author

1963- The Sandman (wrestler)|The Sandman -American wrestler

1964- Danny Burstein -American actor

1965- Laverne Eve -Bahamian javelin thrower

1965- Richard Madaleno -American politician

1966- Phil Vischer -American voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1966- Jan Železný -Czech javelin thrower

1967- Charalambos Andreou -Cypriot footballer

1967- Jürgen Klopp -German footballer and manager

1967- Rupert Onslow, 8th Earl of Onslow -English businessman

1968- James Patrick Stuart -American actor

1969- Shami Chakrabarti -English lawyer and academic

1969- Mark Crossley -English-Welsh footballer and manager

1969- Tommy Tiernan -Irish comedian and actor

1970- Younus AlGohar -Pakistani poet, academic, and humanitarian, co-founded Messiah Foundation International

1970- Clifton Collins, Jr. -American actor

1970- Cobi Jones -American soccer player and manager

1970- Phil Mickelson -American golfer

1971- Chris Gomez -American baseball player

1971- Tupac Shakur -American rapper, producer, and actor (Digital Underground, Outlawz, and Thug Life) (d. 1996)

1972- John Cho -South Korean-American actor

1972- Simon Khan -English golfer

1972- Ann Shoket -American journalist

1973- Amanda Byram -Irish television host

1973- Eddie Cibrian -American actor

1973- Nikos Machlas -Greek footballer

1974- Paul Lee (artist)|Paul Lee -English-American sculptor

1975- Anthony Carter -American basketball player

1975- Heather Peace -English actress and singer

1976- Cian Ciaran -Welsh keyboard player (Super Furry Animals)

1976- Edwin Tenorio -Ecuadorian footballer

1977- Craig Fitzgibbon -Australian rugby player

1977- Kevin Foster (murderer)|Kevin Foster -American murderer

1977- Duncan Hames -English politician

1977- Simone Legno -Italian graphic designer

1977- Petros Papadakis -American sportscaster

1977- Kerry Wood -American baseball player

1978- Daniel Brühl -Spanish-German actor

1978- Fish Leong -Malaysian singer

1978- Lyndsey Marshal -English actress

1978- Jay Moriarity -American surfer (d. 2001)

1978- Dainius Zubrus -Lithuanian ice hockey player

1980- Brandon Armstrong -American basketball player

1980- Phil Christophers -German-English rugby player

1980- Nehir Erdoğan -Turkish actress

1980- Brad Gushue -Canadian curler

1980- Daré Nibombé -Togolese footballer

1980- Martin Stranzl -Austrian footballer

1980- Justin Tranter -American singer-songwriter and jewelry designer (Semi Precious Weapons)

1980- Joey Yung -Hong Kong singer and actress

1981- Benjamin Becker -German tennis player

1981- Kevin Bieksa -Canadian ice hockey player

1981- Ben Kweller -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Radish (band)|Radish and The Bens)

1981- Miguel Villalta -Peruvian footballer

1982- May Andersen -Danish model

1982- Fraser Cartmell -Scottish triathlete

1982- Matt Costa -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1982- Missy Peregrym -Canadian actress

1982- Jodi Santamaria -Filipino actress

1982- Chris Wingert -American soccer player

1983- Armend Dallku -Albanian footballer

1984- Jonathan Broxton -American baseball player

1984- Gábor Császár -Hungarian handball player

1984- Rick Nash -Canadian ice hockey player

1984- Steven Whittaker -Scottish footballer

1986- Rodrigo Defendi -Brazilian footballer

1986- Urby Emanuelson -Dutch footballer

1986- Fernando Muslera -Uruguayan footballer

1986- Farhad Reza -Bangladeshi cricketer

1986- Robert Rothbart -Israeli-Serbian basketball player

1987- Diana DeGarmo -American singer-songwriter and actress

1987- Abby Elliott -American actress

1987- Christian Tshimanga Kabeya -Belgian footballer

1987- Per Ciljan Skjelbred -Norwegian footballer

1988- Keshia Chanté -Canadian singer-songwriter and actress

1988- Leeland Dayton Mooring -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Leeland (band)|Leeland)

1988- Nathan Parsons -Australian-American actor

1989- Jelena Glebova -Estonian figure skater

1990- John Newman (singer)|John Newman -English singer-songwriter

1991- Joe McElderry -English singer-songwriter

1992- Vladimir Morozov (swimmer)|Vladimir Morozov -Russian swimmer

History of Deaths


1397- Philip of Artois, Count of Eu -(b. 1358)

1468- Jean Le Fevre de Saint-Remy -Burgundian historian (b. 1395)

1622- Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline -Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1555)

1623- Christian the Younger of Brunswick -(b. 1599)

1666- Sir Richard Fanshawe, 1st Baronet -English poet and diplomat, List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Spain|English Ambassador to Spain (b. 1608)

1671- Stenka Razin -Russian rebel leader (b. 1630)

1707- Marie de Nemours -French wife of Henri II, Duke of Nemours (b. 1625)

1722- John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough -English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (b. 1650)

1749- Johann Baptista Ruffini -Italian businessman (b. 1672)

1752- Joseph Butler -English bishop and philosopher (b. 1692)

1777- Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset -French poet and playwright (b. 1709)

1778- Konrad Ekhof -German actor (b. 1720)

1779- Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet -English lawyer and politician (b. 1712)

1792- Benjamin Tupper -American general (b. 1738)

1804- Johann Adam Hiller -German composer and conductor (b. 1728)

1824- Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance -French politician (b. 1739)

1849- Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette -German theologian and scholar (b. 1780)

1850- William Lawson (explorer)|William Lawson -English-Australian explorer (b. 1774)

1858- John Snow (physician)|John Snow -English physician (b. 1813)

1862- Hidenoyama Raigorō -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 9th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1808)

1869- Charles Sturt -Indian-English explorer (b. 1795)

1872- Norman Macleod (1812–1872)|Norman MacLeod -Scottish clergyman and author (b. 1812)

1878- Crawford Long -American surgeon and pharmacist (b. 1815)

1881- Marie Laveau -American Louisiana Voodoo|voodoo practitioner (b. 1801)

1881- Josiah Mason -English businessman (b. 1795)

1885- Wilhelm Camphausen -German painter (b. 1818)

1902- Ernst Schröder -German mathematician (b. 1841)

1925- Chittaranjan Das -Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1870)

1925- Emmett Hardy -American cornet player (New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (b. 1903)

1928- Mark Keppel -American educator (b. 1867)

1929- Bramwell Booth -English 2nd General of The Salvation Army (b. 1856)

1929- Vernon Louis Parrington -American historian and scholar (b. 1871)

1930- Ezra Fitch -American lawyer and businessman, co-founded Abercrombie & Fitch (b. 1866)

1930- Elmer Ambrose Sperry -American inventor, co-invented the gyrocompass (b. 1860)

1939- Chick Webb -American drummer and bandleader (b. 1905)

1940- DuBose Heyward -American author (b. 1885)

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

1945- Aris Velouchiotis -Greek general (b. 1905)

1946- Gordon Brewster -Irish cartoonist (b 1889)

1952- Andrew Lawson -Scottish-American geologist and educator (b. 1861)

1953- Margaret Bondfield -English politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (b. 1873)

1955- Ozias Leduc -Canadian painter (b. 1864)

1958- Pal Maleter -Hungarian general and politician, Ministry of Defence (Hungary)|Minister of Defence of Hungary (b. 1917)

1958- Imre Nagy -Hungarian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1895)

1959- George Reeves -American actor and director (b. 1914)

1961- Marcel Junod -Swiss physician (b. 1904)

1967- Reginald Denny (actor)|Reginald Denny -English actor and singer (b. 1891)

1969- Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis -English field marshal and politician, 17th Governor General of Canada (b. 1891)

1970- Sydney Chapman (mathematician)|Sydney Chapman -English mathematician and geophysicist (b. 1888)

1970- Heino Eller -Estonian violinist, composer, and educator (b. 1887)

1970- Brian Piccolo -American football player (b. 1943)

1971- John Reith, 1st Baron Reith -Scottish broadcaster, co-founded BBC (b. 1889)

1973- Louise Latimer (actress)|Louise Latimer -American actress (b. 1913)

1977- Wernher von Braun -German-American engineer (b. 1912)

1979- Ignatius Kutu Acheampong -Ghanaian general and politician, 6th Head of state of Ghana (b. 1931)

1979- Nicholas Ray -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1911)

1981- Jule Gregory Charney -American meteorologist (b. 1917)

1982- James Honeyman-Scott -English guitarist and songwriter (The Pretenders) (b. 1956)

1984- Lew Andreas -American football player and coach (b. 1895)

1984- Erni Krusten -Estonian author and poet (b. 1900)

1986- Maurice Duruflé -French organist and composer (b. 1902)

1987- Marguerite de Angeli -American author and illustrator (b. 1889)

1988- Miguel Piñero -Puerto Rican-American actor and playwright, co-founded the Nuyorican Poets Café (b. 1946)

1990- Gertrude Baniszewski -American murderer of Sylvia Likens (b. 1929)

1990- Megan Leigh -American porn actress (b. 1964)

1993- Lindsay Hassett -Australian cricketer (b. 1913)

1994- Kristen Pfaff -American bass player and songwriter (Hole (band)|Hole and Janitor Joe (band)|Janitor Joe) (b. 1967)

1996- Mel Allen -American sportscaster (b. 1913)

1997- Dal Stivens -Australian author (b. 1911)

1999- Screaming Lord Sutch -English singer (b. 1940)

2000- Empress Kōjun -of Japan (b. 1903)

2003- Pierre Bourgault -Canadian politician (b. 1934)

2003- Georg Henrik von Wright -Finnish–Swedish philosopher and author (b. 1916)

2003- Philip Stone -English actor (b. 1924)

2004- Thanom Kittikachorn -Thai field marshal and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1911)

2004- Jacques Miquelon -Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1911)

2005- Enrique Laguerre -Puerto Rican author and critic (b. 1906)

2006- Igor Śmiałowski -Polish actor (b. 1917)

2007- Mohammad Fazel Lankarani -Iranian cleric (b. 1931)

2008- Tom Compernolle -Belgian runner (b. 1975)

2008- Mario Rigoni Stern -Italian author (b. 1921)

2010- Marc Bazin -Haitian lawyer and politician, 49th President of Haiti (b. 1932)

2010- Maureen Forrester -Canadian singer (b. 1930)

2010- Ronald Neame -English director, producer, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)

2011- Östen Mäkitalo -Swedish engineer (b. 1938)

2012- Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud -Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1934)

2012- Howie Chizek -American radio host (b. 1947)

2012- Nils Karlsson -Swedish skier (b. 1917)

2012- Jorge Lankenau -Mexican banker and businessman (b. 1944)

2012- Sławomir Petelicki -Polish general (b. 1946)

2012- Thierry Roland -French sportscaster (b. 1937)

2012- Susan Tyrrell -American actress (b. 1945)

2013- Sam Farber -American businessman, co-founded OXO (brand)|OXO (b. 1924)

2013- Hans Hass -Austrian diver (b. 1919)

2013- Khondakar Ashraf Hossain -Bangladesh poet and academic (b. 1950)

2013- Josip Kuže -Croatian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1952)

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

2013- Norman Ian MacKenzie -English journalist and author (b. 1921)

2013- Ottmar Walter -German footballer (b. 1924)

2014- Charles Barsotti -American cartoonist (b. 1933)

2014- Pierre D'Archambeau -Swiss-American violinist (b. 1927)

2014- Tony Gwynn -American baseball player and coach (b. 1960)

2014- Cándido Muatetema Rivas -Equatoguinean politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea (b. 1960)