This Day in History

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

Events History


618-Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang -initiating three centuries of Tang Dynasty rule over China.

1053- Battle of Civitate -Three thousand horsemen of Normans|Norman Humphrey of Hauteville|Count Humphrey rout the troops of Pope Leo IX.

1178-Five Canterbury -monks see what is possibly the Giordano Bruno (crater)|Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon's distance from the Earth (on the order of meters) are a result of this collision.

1264-The Parliament of Ireland -meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Ireland|Irish legislature.

1429- History of France|French -forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main England|English army under John Fastolf|Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years' War.

1633- Charles I of England|Charles I -is crowned King of Scots at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

1684-The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony -is revoked via a ''scire facias'' writ issued by an English court.

1757- Battle of Kolín -between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years' War.

1767- Samuel Wallis -an England|English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.

1778- American Revolutionary War -Kingdom of Great Britain|British troops abandon Philadelphia|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1799- Action of 18 June 1799 -A frigate squadron under Rear-admiral Jean-Baptiste Perrée|Perrée is captured by the British fleet under George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith|Lord Keith

1812- War of 1812 -The Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress declares war on Kingdom of Great Britain|Great Britain, Canada, and Ireland.

1815- Napoleonic Wars -The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon I of France|Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher forcing him to abdicate the throne of Kingdom of France#The Napoleonic Era|France for the second and last time.

1830-French invasion of Algeria -

1858- Charles Darwin -receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory.

1859-First ascent of Aletschhorn -second summit of the Bernese Alps.

1873- Susan B. Anthony -is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the United States presidential election, 1872|1872 presidential election.

1887-The Reinsurance Treaty -between Germany and Russia is signed.

1900- Empress Dowager Longyu -of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.

1908- Japanese Brazilians|Japanese immigration to Brazil -begins when 781 people arrive in Santos (São Paulo)|Santos aboard the ship Kasato-Maru.

1908-The University of the Philippines -is established.

1923- Checker Taxi -puts its first taxicab|taxi on the streets.

1928- Aviator -Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stultz is the aviator|pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).

1930-Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute -are held.

1935-Police in Vancouver -British Columbia, Canada Battle of Ballantyne Pier|clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total 60 injuries and 24 arrests.

1940- Appeal of June 18 -by Charles de Gaulle.

1940- This was their finest hour|"Finest Hour" speech -by Winston Churchill.

1945- William Joyce -("Lord Haw-Haw") is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.

1946-Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia -a Socialist, calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portugal|Portuguese in Goa. A road is named after this date in Panjim.

1953-The Egyptian Revolution of 1952 -ends with the overthrow of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty and the declaration of the Egypt#Modern history|Republic of Egypt.

1953-A United States Air Force -Douglas C-124 Globemaster II|C-124 Tachikawa air disaster|crashes and burns near Tachikawa, Japan, killing 129.

1954- Pierre Mendès-France -becomes Prime Minister of France.

1965- Vietnam War -The United States uses B-52 Stratofortress|B-52 bombers to attack National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam|National Liberation Front guerrilla warfare|guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.

1972- British European Airways Flight 548|Staines air disaster -118 are killed when a British European Airways|BEA Hawker Siddeley Trident|H.S. Trident crashes two minutes after take off from London Heathrow Airport.

1979- SALT II -is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.

1981-The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk -the first operational aircraft initially designed around stealth technology, makes its first flight.

1983- Space Shuttle program -STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.

1983- Mona Mahmudnizhad -together with nine other Bahá'í Faith|Bahá'í women, is sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran because of her Bahá'í Faith.

1984- Battle of Orgreave|A major clash -between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984–1985 UK miners' strike (1984-1985)|UK miners' strike.

1996- Ted Kaczynski -suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.

2006-The first Kazakhstan|Kazakh -space satellite, KazSat is launched.

2009-The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter -(LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.

Famous Birthdays


1269- Eleanor of England, Countess of Bar -(d. 1298)

1318- Eleanor of Woodstock -(d. 1355)

1466- Ottaviano Petrucci -Italian printer (d. 1539)

1511- Bartolomeo Ammannati -Italian architect and sculptor, designed the Ponte Santa Trinita (d. 1592)

1517- Emperor Ōgimachi -of Japan (d. 1593)

1667- Ivan Trubetskoy -Russian field marshal (d. 1750)

1673- Antoni Lliteres Carrió -Spanish composer (d. 1747)

1677- Antonio Maria Bononcini -Italian cellist and composer (d. 1726)

1716- Joseph-Marie Vien -French painter (d. 1809)

1717- Johann Stamitz -Czech violinist and composer (d. 1757)

1757- Ignaz Pleyel -Austrian-French pianist and composer (d. 1831)

1757- Gervasio Antonio de Posadas -Argentinian lawyer and politician (d. 1833)

1769- Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh -Irish-English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1822)

1812- Ivan Goncharov -Russian author (d. 1891)

1815- Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen -German general (d. 1881)

1816- Hélène Napoleone Bonaparte -French noblewoman and reputed child of Napoleon (d. 1907)

1834- Auguste-Théodore-Paul de Broglie -French philosopher and academic (d. 1895)

1839- William H. Seward, Jr. -American general (d. 1920)

1845- Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran -French physician and parasitologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1922)

1850- Richard Heuberger -Austrian composer and critic (d. 1914)

1854- E. W. Scripps -American publisher, founded the E. W. Scripps Company (d. 1926)

1857- Henry Clay Folger -American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Folger Shakespeare Library (d. 1930)

1863- George Essex Evans -English-Australian poet (d. 1909)

1868- Miklós Horthy -Hungarian admiral and politician, Regent of Hungary (d. 1957)

1870- Édouard Le Roy -French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1954)

1877- James Montgomery Flagg -American painter and illustrator (d. 1960)

1881- Zoltán Halmay -Hungarian swimmer (d. 1956)

1882- Georgi Dimitrov -Bulgarian politician, 32nd List of Prime Ministers of Bulgaria|Prime Minister of Bulgaria (d. 1949)

1884- Édouard Daladier -French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1970)

1886- George Mallory -English mountaineer (d. 1924)

1886- Alexander Wetmore -American ornithologist and paleontologist (d. 1978)

1887- Tancrède Labbé -Canadian politician and businessman (d. 1956)

1891- Mae Busch -Australian-American actress (d. 1946)

1895- Manuela Fernández-Fojaco -Spanish super-centenarian (d. 2009)

1896- Blanche Sweet -American actress (d. 1986)

1897- Martti Marttelin -Finnish runner (d. 1940)

1901- Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia -(d. 1918)

1901- Llewellyn Rees -English actor (b. 1994)

1902- Paavo Yrjölä -Finnish decathlete (d. 1980)

1903- Jeanette MacDonald -American actress and singer (d. 1965)

1903- Raymond Radiguet -French author (d. 1923)

1904- Keye Luke -Chinese-American actor (d. 1991)

1904- Manuel Rosenthal -French conductor and composer (d. 2003)

1905- Eduard Tubin -Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1982)

1907- Frithjof Schuon -Swiss-American metaphysicist, philosopher, and author (d. 1998)

1908- Bud Collyer -American actor and game show host (d. 1969)

1908- Stanley Knowles -American-Canadian politician (d. 1997)

1908- Nedra Volz -American actress (d. 2003)

1910- Dick Foran -American actor and singer (d. 1979)

1910- Avon Long -American actor and singer (d. 1984)

1910- Ray McKinley -American singer, drummer, and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (d. 1995)

1912- Glenn Morris -American decathlete and actor (d. 1974)

1913- Wilfred Gordon Bigelow -Canadian surgeon (d. 2005)

1913- Sammy Cahn -American songwriter (d. 1993)

1913- Sylvia Porter -American economist and journalist (d. 1991)

1913- Françoise Loranger -Canadian playwright and producer (d. 1995)

1913- Robert Mondavi -American winemaker (d. 2008)

1914- E. G. Marshall -American actor (d. 1998)

1915- Red Adair -American firefighter (d. 2004)

1915- Robert Kanigher -American author (d. 2002)

1916- Julio César Turbay Ayala -Colombian politician, 25th President of Colombia (d. 2005)

1917- Richard Boone -American actor, singer, and director (d. 1981)

1917- Jack Karnehm -English sportscaster (d. 2002)

1917- Erik Ortvad -Danish painter (d. 2008)

1917- Arthur Tremblay -Canadian politician (d. 1996)

1918- Jerome Karle -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1918- Franco Modigliani -Italian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)

1919- Jüri Järvet -Estonian actor and screenwriter (d. 1995)

1920- Ian Carmichael -English actor and singer (d. 2010)

1920- John B. Heilman -American politician (d. 2013)

1920- Matthew Ianniello -American mobster (d. 2012)

1922- Claude Helffer -French pianist (d. 2004)

1923- Jean Delumeau -French historian and academic

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

1925- Robert Arthur (actor)|Robert Arthur -American actor (d. 2008)

1925- Robert Beadell -American composer and educator (d. 1994)

1926- Philip B. Crosby -American businessman and author (d. 2001)

1926- Allan Sandage -American astronomer and cosmologist (d. 2010)

1926- Tom Wicker -American journalist (d. 2011)

1927- Eva Bartok -Hungarian-English actress (d. 1998)

1927- Paul Eddington -English actor (d. 1995)

1928- Michael Blakemore -Australian actor, director, and screenwriter

1928- David T. Lykken -American geneticist and academic (d. 2006)

1929- Jürgen Habermas -German sociologist and philosopher

1931- Fernando Henrique Cardoso -Brazilian politician, 34th President of Brazil

1931- K. S. Sudarshan -Indian politician (d. 2012)

1932- Dudley R. Herschbach -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1932- Geoffrey Hill -English poet and educator

1934- Brian Kenny (British Army officer)|Brian Kenny -English general

1934- Mitsuteru Yokoyama -Japanese illustrator (d. 2004)

1935- Hugh McColl -American banker

1936- Denny Hulme -New Zealand race car driver (d. 1992)

1936- Barack Obama, Sr. -Kenyan economist (d. 1982)

1936- Ronald Venetiaan -Surinamese politician, 6th President of Suriname

1937- Wray Carlton -American football player

1937- Del Harris -American basketball player and coach

1937- Jay Rockefeller -American politician

1937- Bruce Trigger -Canadian archaeologist, anthropologist and historian (d. 2006)

1937- Vitaly Zholobov -Ukrainian colonel, engineer, and astronaut

1938- Eddie Jones (American football executive)|Eddie Jones -American businessman (d. 2012)

1938- Kevin Murray (Australian footballer)|Kevin Murray -Australian footballer and coach

1939- Lou Brock -American baseball player

1939- Jean-Claude Germain -Canadian author, journalist, and historian

1939- Brooks Firestone -American businessman and politician

1940- Michael Sheard -Scottish-English actor (d. 2005)

1941- Paul Mayersberg -English director and screenwriter

1941- Delia Smith -English chef and author

1942- John Bellany -Scottish painter (d. 2013)

1942- Roger Ebert -American journalist, critic, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1942- Pat Hutchins -English author and illustrator

1942- Thabo Mbeki -South African politician, 23rd President of South Africa

1942- Paul McCartney -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Quarrymen, the Beatles, Wings (band)|Wings and The Fireman (music)|the Fireman)

1942- Carl Radle -American bass player and producer (Delaney & Bonnie and Derek and the Dominos) (d. 1980)

1942- Nick Tate -Australian actor

1942- Hans Vonk (conductor)|Hans Vonk -Dutch conductor (d. 2004)

1943- Raffaella Carrà -Italian singer, dancer, and actress

1944- Sandy Posey -American singer

1946- Russell Ash -English author

1946- Bruiser Brody -American wrestler (d. 1988)

1946- Fabio Capello -Italian footballer and manager

1946- Luan Peters -English actress and singer

1946- Gordon Murray -South African race car designer

1947- Ivonne Coll -Puerto Rican model and actress, Miss Puerto Rico|Miss Puerto Rico 1967

1947- Bernard Giraudeau -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1947- Linda Thorson -Canadian actress

1948- Philip Jackson (actor)|Philip Jackson -English actor

1948- Eliezer Halfin -Israeli wrestler (d. 1972)

1948- Éva Marton -Hungarian soprano

1949- Chris Van Allsburg -American author and illustrator

1949- Jarosław Kaczyński -Polish lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Poland

1949- Lech Kaczyński -Polish lawyer and politician, 4th President of Poland (d. 2010)

1949- Lincoln Thompson -Jamaican singer-songwriter (The Tartans) (d. 1999)

1950- Rod de'Ath -Welsh drummer and producer (d. 2014)

1950- Annelie Ehrhardt -German hurdler

1950- Mike Johanns -American politician, 38th Governor of Nebraska

1950- Jackie Leven -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Doll by Doll) (d. 2011)

1951- Mohammed Al-Sager -Kuwaiti journalist and politician

1951- Ian Hargreaves -English journalist and academic

1951- Stephen Hopper -Australian botanist

1951- Gyula Sax -Hungarian chess player (d. 2014)

1952- Tiiu Aro -Estonian physician and politician, Minister of Social Affairs (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Social Affairs

1952- Denis Herron -Canadian ice hockey player

1952- Carol Kane -American actress, director, and screenwriter

1952- Isabella Rossellini -Italian actress

1952- Lee Soo-man -South Korean singer and businessman, founded S.M. Entertainment

1953- Raimo Aas -Estonian radio host

1953- Derek Deane -English dancer and choreographer

1953- Peter Donohoe (pianist)|Peter Donohoe -English pianist and educator

1953- Vladislav Terzyul -Ukrainian mountaineer (d. 2004)

1955- Ed Fast -Canadian lawyer and politician

1956- Brian Benben -American actor

1957- Ralph Brown -English actor

1957- Ray Cochrane -Irish jockey and agent

1957- Andrea Evans -American actress

1957- Miguel Ángel Lotina -Spanish footballer and manager

1957- Richard Powers -American author

1958- Peter Altmaier -German politician, Federal Minister for Special Affairs of Germany

1960- Barbara Broccoli -American director and producer

1960- Steve Murphy (Canadian news anchor)|Steve Murphy -Canadian journalist

1961- Oz Fox -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Stryper, SinDizzy, and Bloodgood)

1961- Andrés Galarraga -Venezuelan-American baseball player

1961- Angela Johnson (writer)|Angela Johnson -American author and poet

1961- Alison Moyet -English singer-songwriter (Yazoo (band)|Yazoo and The Vandals (UK)|The Vandals)

1962- Jeff Mills -American DJ and producer (Underground Resistance (band)|Underground Resistance)

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

1962- Lisa Randall -American physicist and academic

1963- Dizzy Reed -American keyboard player, songwriter, and actor (Guns N' Roses and Johnny Crash (band)|Johnny Crash)

1963- Bruce Smith (defensive end)|Bruce Smith -American football player

1964- Uday Hussein -Iraqi son of Saddam Hussein (d. 2003)

1964- Patti Webster -American publicist and author (d. 2013)

1965- Kim Dickens -American actress

1966- Kurt Browning -Canadian figure skater

1966- Troy Kemp -Bahamian high jumper

1968- Frank Müller -German decathlete

1969- Haki Doku -Albanian cyclist

1969- Christopher Largen -American journalist and author

1969- Vito LoGrasso -American wrestler

1970- Robin Christopher -American actress

1970- Katie Derham -English journalist

1970- Ivan Kozák -Slovak footballer

1970- Greg Yaitanes -American director and producer

1971- Kerry Butler -American actress and singer

1971- Mara Hobel -American actress

1971- Gaute Kivistik -Estonian journalist and author

1971- Jason McAteer -English-Irish footballer and manager

1972- Anu Tali -Estonian pianist and conductor

1972- Wikus du Toit -South African actor, director, and composer

1972- Michal Yannai -Israeli actress

1973- Julie Depardieu -French actress

1973- Ray LaMontagne -American singer-songwriter

1973- Alexandros Papadimitriou -Greek hammer thrower

1974- Vincenzo Montella -Italian footballer and manager

1974- Kenan İmirzalıoğlu -Turkish actor

1975- Jem (singer)|Jem -Welsh singer-songwriter and producer

1975- Jamel Debbouze -French-Moroccan actor and producer

1975- Marie Gillain -Belgian actress

1975- Aleksandrs Koļinko -Latvian footballer

1975- Martin St. Louis -Canadian ice hockey player

1976- Alana de la Garza -American actress

1976- Blake Shelton -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1976- Witte Wartena -Dutch illustrator

1977- Evelin Talts -Estonian runner

1978- Wang Liqin -Chinese table tennis player

1979- Yumiko Kobayashi -Japanese voice actress

1979- Ivana Wong -Hong Kong singer-songwriter

1980- Antonio Gates -American football player

1980- David Giuntoli -American actor

1980- Sergey Kirdyapkin -Russian race walker

1980- Craig Mottram -Australian runner

1980- Colin Munroe -Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

1980- Antero Niittymäki -Finnish ice hockey player

1980- Tara Platt -American actress

1980- Imre Tiitsu -Estonian ice sledge hockey player

1981- Ella Chen -Taiwanese singer and actress (S.H.E)

1981- Marco Streller -Swiss footballer

1982- Nadir Belhadj -French-Algerian footballer

1982- Marco Borriello -Italian footballer

1983- Billy Slater -Australian rugby player

1983- Cameron Smith -Australian rugby player

1984- Nanyak Dala -Canadian rugby player

1984- Janne Happonen -Finnish ski jumper

1984- Kissy Sell Out -English-Canadian DJ and producer

1984- Ronnie Stam -Dutch footballer

1985- Chris Coghlan -American baseball player

1985- Alex Hirsch -American animator, producer, and voice actor

1985- Gia Johnson -English model and actress

1986- Edgars Eriņš -Latvian decathlete

1986- Richard Gasquet -French tennis player

1986- Richard Madden -Scottish actor

1987- Omar Arellano -Mexican footballer

1987- Melanie Iglesias -American model and actress

1988- Elini Dimoutsos -Greek footballer

1989- Renee Olstead -American actress and singer

1990- Luke Adam -Canadian ice hockey player

1990- Sandra Izbaşa -Romanian gymnast

1990- Christian Taylor (athlete)|Christian Taylor -American triple jumper

1990- Mitsuki Tanimura -Japanese actress

1991- Willa Holland -American actress

1991- Rei Okamoto -Japanese model and actress

1994- Sean McMahon -Australian rugby player

1996- Alen Halilović -Croatian footballer

1997- Max Records -American actor

History of Deaths


741- Leo III the Isaurian -Byzantine emperor (b. 685)

1234- Emperor Chūkyō -of Japan (b. 1218)

1291- Alfonso III of Aragon -(b. 1265)

1464- Rogier van der Weyden -Flemish painter (b. 1400)

1588- Robert Crowley (printer)|Robert Crowley -English clergyman and poet (b. 1517)

1629- Piet Pieterszoon Hein -Dutch admiral (b. 1577)

1650- Christoph Scheiner -German priest, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1575)

1673- Jeanne Mance -French-Canadian nurse, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (b. 1606)

1704- Tom Brown (satirist)|Tom Brown -English author (b. 1662)

1726- Michel Richard Delalande -French organist and composer (b. 1657)

1742- John Aislabie -English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1670)

1749- Ambrose Philips -English poet and politician (b. 1674)

1772- Johann Ulrich von Cramer -German jurist and scholar (b. 1706)

1772- Gerard van Swieten -Dutch-Austrian physician (b. 1700)

1788- Adam Gib -Scottish religious leader (b. 1714)

1794- François Buzot -French politician (b. 1760)

1794- James Murray (Quebec governor)|James Murray -Scottish-English general and politician (b. 1721)

1815- Thomas Picton -Welsh-English general and politician (b. 1758)

1833- Robert Hett Chapman -American minister, missionary, and academic (b. 1771)

1835- William Cobbett -English farmer and journalist (b. 1763)

1866- Prince Sigismund of Prussia (1864–1866)|Prince Sigismund of Prussia -(b. 1864)

1902- Samuel Butler (novelist)|Samuel Butler -English author and poet (b. 1835)

1905- Carmine Crocco -Italian soldier (b. 1830)

1915- Eufemio Zapata -Mexican brother of Emiliano Zapata (b. 1873)

1916- Max Immelmann -German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1890)

1917- Titu Maiorescu -Romanian critic and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1840)

1922- Jacobus Kapteyn -Dutch astronomer and academic (b. 1851)

1928- Roald Amundsen -Norwegian explorer (b. 1872)

1936- Maxim Gorky -Russian author (b. 1868)

1937- Gaston Doumergue -French politician, 13th President of France (b. 1863)

1942- Arthur Pryor -American trombonist, bandleader, and politician (b. 1870)

1943- Elias Degiannis -Greek commander (b. 1912)

1945- Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. -American general (b. 1886)

1947- Shigematsu Sakaibara -Japanese admiral (b. 1898)

1952- Heinrich Schlusnus -German singer (b. 1888)

1959- Ethel Barrymore -American actress (b. 1879)

1963- Pedro Armendáriz -Mexican-American actor (b. 1912)

1967- Geki (racing driver)|Geki -Italian race car driver (b. 1937)

1967- Beat Fehr -Swiss race car driver (b. 1942)

1971- Thomas Gomez -American actor (b. 1905)

1971- Paul Karrer -Swiss chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)

1973- Roger Delgado -English actor (b. 1918)

1974- Júlio César de Mello e Souza -Brazilian mathematician and author (b. 1896)

1974- Georgy Zhukov -Russian marshal and politician, Minister of Defence (Soviet Union)|Minister of Defence for the Soviet Union (b. 1896)

1975- Hugo Bergmann -German-Israeli philosopher and author (b. 1883)

1978- Walter C. Alvarez -American physician and author (b. 1884)

1980- Terence Fisher -English director and screenwriter (b. 1904)

1980- André Leducq -French cyclist (b. 1904)

1982- Djuna Barnes -American journalist, author, and poet (b. 1892)

1982- John Cheever -American author (b. 1912)

1982- Curd Jürgens -German-Austrian actor and director (b. 1915)

1984- Alan Berg -American lawyer and radio host (b. 1934)

1985- Paul Colin (artist)|Paul Colin -French illustrator (b. 1892)

1986- Frances Scott Fitzgerald -American journalist and author (b. 1921)

1989- I. F. Stone -American journalist (b. 1907)

1992- Peter Allen -Australian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1944)

1992- Mordecai Ardon -Israeli painter (b. 1896)

1993- Craig Rodwell -American activist, founded the Oscar Wilde Bookshop (b. 1940)

1997- Lev Kopelev -Russian author (b. 1912)

2000- Nancy Marchand -American actress (b. 1928)

2002- Jack Buck -American sportscaster (b. 1924)

2003- Larry Doby -American baseball player and manager (b. 1923)

2003- Ernest Martin (murderer)|Ernest Martin -American murderer (b. 1960)

2004- Abdel Aziz al-Muqrin -Saudi Arabian terrorist (b. 1972)

2005- Mushtaq Ali -Indian cricketer (b. 1914)

2005- Manuel Sadosky -Argentinian mathematician and academic (b. 1914)

2006- Vincent Sherman -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)

2007- Bernard Manning -English comedian and actor (b. 1930)

2007- Hank Medress -American singer and producer (The Tokens) (b. 1938)

2007- Georges Thurston -Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1951)

2008- Jean Delannoy -French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1908)

2008- Miyuki Kanbe -Japanese actor (b. 1984)

2008- Tasha Tudor -American author and illustrator (b. 1915)

2010- Trent Acid -American wrestler (b. 1980)

2010- José Saramago -Portuguese journalist, author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

2011- Yelena Bonner -Russian activist (b. 1923)

2011- Frederick Chiluba -Zambian politician, 2nd President of Zambia (b. 1943)

2011- Clarence Clemons -American saxophonist and actor (E Street Band) (b. 1942)

2012- Horacio Coppola -Argentinian photographer and director (b. 1906)

2012- Lina Haag -German author and activist (b. 1907)

2012- Ghazala Javed -Pakistani singer (b. 1988)

2012- Tom Maynard -Welsh cricketer (b. 1989)

2012- Luis Edgardo Mercado Jarrín -Peruvian politician, 109th Prime Minister of Peru (b. 1919)

2012- Alketas Panagoulias -Greek footballer and manager (b. 1934)

2012- Victor Spinetti -Welsh actor (b. 1929)

2012- William Van Regenmorter -American politician (b. 1939)

2013- Brent F. Anderson -American engineer and politician (b. 1932)

2013- Alastair Donaldson -Scottish bass player (The Rezillos and Silly Wizard) (b. 1955)

2013- Garde Gardom -Canadian lawyer and politician, 26th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (b. 1924)

2013- Michael Hastings (journalist)|Michael Hastings -American journalist and author (b. 1980)

2013- Dave Petitjean -American actor (b. 1928)

2013- Claudio Rocchi -Italian singer-songwriter and bass player (Stormy Six) (b. 1951)

2013- David Wall (dancer)|David Wall -English ballet dancer (b. 1946)

2014- Stephanie Kwolek -American chemist and engineer (b. 1923)

2014- Johnny Mann -American singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1928)

2014- Claire Martin (writer)|Claire Martin -Canadian author (b. 1914)

2014- Vladimir Popovkin -Russian general (b. 1957)

2014- Horace Silver -American pianist and composer (b. 1928)