This Day in History

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

Events History


455- Sack of Rome (455)|Sack of Rome -Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks

1010-The Battle of Aqbat al-Bakr -took place in the context of the Fitna of al-Andalus resulting in a defeat for the Caliphate of Cordoba.

1098- First Crusade -The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city. The second siege would later start on June 7.

1615-The first Récollet -missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.

1676- Franco-Dutch War -Kingdom of France|France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo.

1692- Bridget Bishop -is the first person to go to trial in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Found guilty, she is hanged on June 10.

1763- Pontiac's Rebellion -At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.

1774- Intolerable Acts -The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in Thirteen Colonies|colonial America to house Kingdom of Great Britain|British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters are not provided.

1793- French Revolution -François Hanriot, leader of the Parisian National Guard, arrests 22 Girondists selected by Jean-Paul Marat, setting the stage for the Reign of Terror.

1805- Napoleonic Wars -A First French Empire|Franco-Enlightenment in Spain|Spanish fleet Battle of Diamond Rock|recaptures Diamond Rock, an uninhabited island at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-France, from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|British.

1835- P. T. Barnum -and his circus start their first tour of the United States.

1848-The Prague Slavic Congress, 1848|Slavic congress -in Prague begins.

1855-The Portland Rum Riot -occurs in Portland, Maine.

1866- Fenian raids -the Fenian Brotherhood|Fenians are victorious over Canadian forces in both the Battle of Ridgeway and the Battle of Fort Erie (1866)|Battle of Fort Erie.

1876- Hristo Botev -a national revolutionary of Bulgaria, is killed in Stara Planina

1886-The President of the United States|U.S. President -Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.

1896- Guglielmo Marconi -applies for a patent for his newest invention, the radio.

1909- Alfred Deakin -becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.

1910- Charles Rolls -a co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane.

1919- Anarchism|Anarchists -simultaneously 1919 United States anarchist bombings|set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities.

1924-The U.S. President Calvin Coolidge -signs the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924|Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans in the United States|Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.

1941- World War II -German Fallschirmjäger (Nazi Germany)|paratoopers murder Greece|Greek civilians in the village of Massacre of Kondomari|Kondomari.

1946- Italian constitutional referendum, 1946|Birth of the Italian Republic -In a referendum, Italy|Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum, King Umberto II of Italy is exiled.

1953-The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II|coronation -of Queen regnant|Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth|Head of the Commonwealth of Nations|Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.

1955-The Soviet Union|USSR -and Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia|Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.

1962-During the 1962 FIFA World Cup -police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chile national football team|Chilean and Italy national football team|Italian players in Battle of Santiago (1962 FIFA World Cup)|one of the most violent games in association football|football history.

1966- Surveyor program -''Surveyor 1'' lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on another world.

1967- Luis Monge -is executed in capital punishment in Colorado|Colorado's gas chamber, in the last Furman v. Georgia|pre-''Furman'' execution in the United States.

1967-Protests in West Berlin -against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into riots, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorism|terrorist group Movement 2 June.

1979- Pope John Paul II -starts his first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.

1983-After an emergency landing because of an in-flight fire, twenty-three passengers aboard Air Canada Flight 797 -are killed when a flashover occurs as the plane's doors open. Because of this incident, numerous new safety regulations are put in place.

1990-The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak of June 1990|Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak -spawns 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12. Petersburg, Indiana, is the hardest-hit town in the outbreak, with six deaths.

1995- United States Air Force -Captain (U.S. Air Force)|Captain Scott O'Grady's F-16 Fighting Falcon|F-16 is shot down over Bosnia and Herzegovina|Bosnia while patrolling the NATO no-fly zone.

1997-In Denver, Colorado -Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy (crime)|conspiracy for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing|bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was executed four years later.

1999-The Bhutan Broadcasting Service -brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time.

2003- Europe -launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's ''Mars Express'' probe launches from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.

2004- Ken Jennings -begins his 74-game winning streak on the TV syndication|syndicated game show ''Jeopardy!''

2012-The former Egyptian President -Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

2014- Telangana -officially Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014|becomes the 29th States of India|state of India.

Famous Birthdays


1423- Ferdinand I of Naples -(d. 1494)

1535- Pope Leo XI -(d. 1605)

1731- Martha Washington -American wife of George Washington, 1st First Lady of the United States (d. 1802)

1739- Jabez Bowen -American colonel and politician, 45th Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1815)

1740- Marquis de Sade -French philosopher and politician (d. 1814)

1743- Alessandro Cagliostro -Sicilian occultist (d. 1795)

1773- John Randolph of Roanoke -American planter and politician, 8th United States Ambassador to Russia (d. 1833)

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

1815- Philip Kearny -American general (d. 1862)

1823- Gédéon Ouimet -Canadian politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (d. 1905)

1835- Pope Pius X -(d. 1914)

1838- Duchess Alexandra Petrovna of Oldenburg -(d. 1900)

1840- Thomas Hardy -English author and poet (d. 1928)

1857- Edward Elgar -English composer (d. 1934)

1857- Karl Adolph Gjellerup -Danish author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)

1860- Roger de Barbarin -French target shooter (d. 1925)

1861- Concordia Selander -Swedish actress and manager (d. 1935)

1863- Felix Weingartner -Croatian-Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1942)

1865- George Lohmann -English cricketer (d. 1901)

1869- Jack O'Connor (catcher)|Jack O'Connor -American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)

1875- Charles Stewart Mott -American businessman and politician, 50th List of mayors of Flint, Michigan|Mayor of Flint, Michigan (d. 1973)

1878- Wallace Hartley -English violinist and bandleader (d. 1912)

1881- Walter Egan (golfer)|Walter Egan -American golfer (d. 1971)

1887- Gottlieb Hering -German Nazi concentration camp commandant (d. 1945)

1887- Howard Johnson (lyricist)|Howard Johnson -American songwriter (d. 1941)

1891- Thurman Arnold -American lawyer and judge (d. 1969)

1891- Takijirō Ōnishi -Japanese admiral (d. 1945)

1899- Lotte Reiniger -German animator and director (d. 1981)

1899- Edwin Way Teale -American environmentalist and photographer (d. 1980)

1904- Frank Runacres -English painter (d. 1974)

1904- Johnny Weissmuller -Romanian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)

1907- Dorothy West -American author (d. 1998)

1907- John Lehmann -English poet and publisher (d. 1987)

1910- Hector Dyer -American sprinter (d. 1990)

1911- Joe McCluskey -American runner (d. 2002)

1913- Barbara Pym -English author (d. 1980)

1913- Walter Andreas Schwarz -German singer-songwriter and playwright (d. 1992)

1915- Walter Tetley -American voice actor (d. 1975)

1915- Alexandru Nicolschi -Romanian spy (d. 1992)

1917- Heinz Sielmann -German photographer and director (d. 2006)

1917- Max Showalter -American actor, singer, and pianist (d. 2000)

1918- Ruth Atkinson -Canadian-American illustrator (d. 1997)

1918- Kathryn Tucker Windham -American journalist and author (d. 2011)

1919- Nat Mayer Shapiro -American painter (d. 2005)

1920- Frank G. Clement -American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)

1920- Marcel Reich-Ranicki -Polish-German author and critic (d. 2013)

1920- Tex Schramm -American businessman (d. 2003)

1920- Johnny Speight -English screenwriter (d. 1998)

1921- Betty Freeman -American photographer and philanthropist (d. 2009)

1921- Sigmund Sternberg -Hungarian-English businessman and philanthropist

1921- András József Szennay -Hungarian clergyman (d. 2012)

1922- Juan Antonio Bardem -Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)

1922- Charlie Sifford -American golfer

1922- Carmen Silvera -Canadian-English actress (d. 2002)

1923- Lloyd Shapley -Amrican mathematician, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate

1924- June Callwood -Canadian journalist, author, and activist (d. 2007)

1924- Al Ruscio -American actor (d. 2013)

1926- Chiyonoyama Masanobu -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 41st Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1977)

1926- Milo O'Shea -Irish-American actor (d. 2013)

1927- W. Watts Biggers -American author, screenwriter, and animator (d. 2013)

1927- Christopher Slade -English lawyer and judge

1928- Erzsi Kovács -Hungarian singer (d. 2014)

1928- Rafael A. Lecuona -Cuban-American gymnast and academic (d. 2014)

1929- Norton Juster -American author and academic

1929- Ken McGregor -Australian tennis player (d. 2007)

1930- Pete Conrad -American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1999)

1930- Bob Lillis -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1931- William H. Donaldson -American businessman

1931- Larry Jackson -American baseball player and politician (d. 1990)

1931- Gerry Peacocke -Australian politician (d. 2013)

1932- Sammy Turner -American singer

1933- Jerry Lumpe -American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)

1934- Johnny Carter (singer)|Johnny Carter -American singer (The Flamingos and The Dells) (d. 2009)

1935- Carol Shields -American-Canadian author (d. 2003)

1935- Roger Brierley -English actor (d. 2005)

1935- Dimitri Kitsikis -Greek poet and educator

1936- Richard Harries, Baron Harries of Pentregarth -English bishop

1936- Volodymyr Holubnychy -Ukrainian race walker

1936- Jean Nelissen -Dutch journalist (d. 2010)

1937- Rosalyn Higgins -English judge

1937- Sally Kellerman -American actress and singer

1937- Jimmy Jones (singer)|Jimmy Jones -American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)

1937- Robert Paul -Canadian figure skater

1938- Kevin Brownlow -English historian and author

1938- Cliff Cushman -American hurdler (d. 1966)

1938- Ron Ely -American actor

1938- George William Penrose, Lord Penrose -Scottish lawyer and judge

1941- William Guest (singer)|William Guest -American singer-songwriter and producer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)

1941- Susan Hart -American actress

1941- Stacy Keach -American actor and producer

1941- Lou Nanne -Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager

1941- Charlie Watts -English drummer, songwriter, and producer (The Rolling Stones and Blues Incorporated)

1941- Jeff Winkless -American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

1942- Maree Cheatham -American actress

1943- Ilaiyaraaja -Indian singer-songwriter and producer

1943- Charles Haid -American actor and director

1943- Crescenzio Sepe -Italian cardinal

1944- Marvin Hamlisch -American composer and conductor (d. 2012)

1944- Robert Elliott (actor born 1944)|Robert Elliott -American actor (d. 2004)

1945- Richard Long (artist)|Richard Long -English painter, sculptor, and photographer

1945- Bonnie Newman -American politician

1945- Jon Peters -American film producer

1946- David Arculus -English businessman

1946- Song Dae-kwan -South Korean singer

1946- Lasse Hallström -Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter

1946- Peter Sutcliffe -English serial killer

1946- Tomomichi Nishimura -Japanese voice actor

1947- Mark Elder -English conductor

1948- Jerry Mathers -American actor and director

1949- Heather Couper -English astronomer and physicist

1949- Jack Pierce (baseball)|Jack Pierce -American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)

1949- Frank Rich -American journalist and critic

1950- Jonathan Evans (politician)|Jonathan Evans -Welsh lawyer and politician

1950- Joanna Gleason -Canadian actress and singer

1950- Anne Phillips -British gender theorist

1951- Arnold Mühren -Dutch footballer and manager

1951- Larry Robinson -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1951- Alexander Wylie, Lord Kinclaven -Scottish judge and educator

1952- Gary Bettman -American businessman

1953- Keith Allen (actor)|Keith Allen -Welsh actor, singer, and screenwriter

1953- Dave Boy Green -English boxer and businessman

1953- Craig Stadler -American golfer

1953- Cornel West -American philosopher, author, and academic

1954- Dennis Haysbert -American actor and producer

1955- Dana Carvey -American comedian, actor, and singer

1955- Nandan Nilekani -Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys

1955- Michael Steele (musician)|Michael Steele -American singer-songwriter and bass player (The Bangles and The Runaways)

1956- Jan Lammers -Dutch race car driver

1956- Mani Ratnam -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

1957- Mark Lawrenson -English footballer and manager

1957- Jonathan Stack -American director and producer

1958- Lex Luger -American wrestler and football player

1959- Rineke Dijkstra -Dutch photographer

1959- Charlie Huddy -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach

1959- Lydia Lunch -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8-Eyed Spy, Harry Crews (band)|Harry Crews, and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult)

1959- Erwin Olaf -Dutch photographer

1960- Olga Bondarenko -Russian runner

1960- Tony Hadley -English singer-songwriter and actor (Spandau Ballet)

1960- Kyle Petty -American race car driver

1961- Dez Cadena -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Misfits (band)|Misfits, Black Flag (band)|Black Flag, Osaka Popstar, DC3 (band)|DC3, The Gentlemen (band)|The Gentlemen, and Loaded (band)|Loaded)

1961- Kare Kauks -Estonian singer

1962- Mark Plaatjes -South African-American runner

1963- Anand Abhyankar -Indian actor (d. 2012)

1964- Caroline Link -German director and screenwriter

1965- Russ Courtnall -Canadian ice hockey player

1965- Jim Knipfel -American journalist and author

1965- Sean Stewart -American-Canadian author

1965- Mark Waugh -Australian cricketer and journalist

1965- Steve Waugh -Australian cricketer

1966- Pedro Guerra -Spanish singer-songwriter

1966- Petra van Staveren -Dutch swimmer

1967- Remigija Nazarovienė -Lithuanian heptathlete and coach

1967- Mike Stanton (left-handed pitcher)|Mike Stanton -American baseball player

1968- Beetlejuice (entertainer)|Beetlejuice -American comedian and actor

1968- Andy Cohen (television personality)|Andy Cohen -American television host and author

1968- Jon Culshaw -English comedian and actor

1968- Jason Falkner -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Jellyfish (band)|Jellyfish, The Grays (band)|The Grays, and The Three O'Clock)

1969- Kurt Abbott -American baseball player

1969- Cy Chadwick -English actor and producer

1970- B-Real -American rapper, producer, and actor (Cypress Hill and Kush (band)|Kush)

1970- Andy McCollum -American football player

1971- Kateřina Jacques -Czech politician

1971- Jo Koy -American comedian and radio host

1971- Anthony Montgomery -American actor

1972- Wayne Brady -American actor and singer

1972- Raúl Ibañez -American baseball player

1972- Wentworth Miller -American actor

1973- Carlos Acosta -Cuban-English ballet dancer

1973- Marko Kristal -Estonian footballer and manager

1973- Neifi Pérez -Dominican-American baseball player

1974- Gata Kamsky -Russian-American chess player

1974- Raiko Pachel -Estonian swimmer

1974- Matt Serra -American mixed martial artist

1975- Salvatore Scibona -American author

1976- Earl Boykins -American basketball player

1976- Martin Čech -Czech ice hockey player (d. 2007)

1976- Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira -Brazilian mixed martial artist

1976- Tim Rice-Oxley -English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Keane (band)|Keane and Mt. Desolation)

1976- Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso -of Lesotho

1977- Teet Allas -Estonian footballer

1977- Dorian Çollaku -Albanian hammer thrower

1977- Zachary Quinto -American actor and producer

1978- Dominic Cooper -English actor and singer

1978- Nikki Cox -American actress

1978- Justin Long -American actor

1978- A.J. Styles -American wrestler

1979- Morena Baccarin -Brazilian-American actress

1979- Butterfly Boucher -Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1979- Natalia Rodríguez (athlete)|Natalia Rodríguez -Spanish runner

1980- Fabrizio Moretti -Brazilian-American drummer (The Strokes and Little Joy)

1980- Bobby Simmons -American basketball player

1980- Richard Skuse -English rugby player

1980- Abby Wambach -American soccer player and coach

1980- Tomasz Wróblewski -Polish bass player and songwriter (Behemoth (band)|Behemoth, Vesania, and Black River (band)|Black River)

1981- Nikolay Davydenko -Russian tennis player

1981- Catherine Manoukian -Canadian violinist

1981- Velvet Sky -American wrestler

1981- Chin-hui Tsao -Taiwanese baseball player

1982- Jānis Karlivāns -Latvian decathlete

1982- Andres Raja -Estonian decathlete

1982- Jewel Staite -Canadian actress

1983- Chris Higgins (ice hockey b. 1983)|Chris Higgins -American ice hockey player

1983- Leela James -American singer-songwriter

1983- Brooke White -American singer-songwriter and actress (Jack and White)

1984- Max Boyer -Canadian wrestler

1985- Ana Cristina -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

1985- Jacqueline Fernandez -Sri Lankan model and actress, Miss Sri Lanka Universe|Miss Sri Lanka Universe 2006

1985- Miyuki Sawashiro -Japanese voice actress and singer

1986- Curtis Lofton -American football player

1987- Maryka Holtzhausen -South African netball player

1987- Yoann Huget -French rugby player

1987- Caitlin Mallory -American-Estonian ice dancer

1987- Angelo Mathews -Sri Lankan cricketer

1987- Sonakshi Sinha -Indian actress

1987- Darin Zanyar -Swedish singer-songwriter

1988- Sergio Agüero -Argentinian footballer

1988- Patrik Berglund -Swedish ice hockey player

1988- Joe Lefeged -American football player

1989- Freddy Adu -Ghanaian-American soccer player

1989- Michael Dunigan -American basketball player

1989- Steve Smith (cricketer born 1989)|Steven Smith -Australian cricketer

1990- Brittany Curran -American actress

1992- Pajtim Kasami -Swiss footballer

1993- Lukas Spendlhofer -Austrian footballer

1994- Jemma McKenzie-Brown -English actress

1994- Antonio Spavone -Italian race car driver

1995- Sterling Beaumon -American actor

History of Deaths


891- Al-Muwaffaq -Abbasid general (b. 842)

910- Richilde of Provence -(b. 845)

1418- Catherine of Lancaster -(b. 1373)

1567- Shane O'Neill -Irish king (b. 1530)

1581- James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton -Scottish politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1525)

1693- John Wildman -English soldier and politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1621)

1701- Madeleine de Scudéry -French author (b. 1607)

1716- Ogata Kōrin -Japanese painter (b. 1658)

1720- Jeremiah Shepard -American minister (b. 1648)

1754- Ebenezer Erskine -Scottish minister and theologian (b. 1680)

1761- Jonas Alströmer -Swedish businessman (b. 1685)

1785- Jean Paul de Gua de Malves -French mathematician (b. 1713)

1806- William Tate (painter)|William Tate -English painter (b. 1747)

1833- Simon Byrne -Irish boxer (b. 1806)

1853- Henry Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre -English colonel (b. 1777)

1865- Ner Middleswarth -American politician (b. 1783)

1875- Józef Kremer -Polish psychologist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1806)

1881- Émile Littré -French lexicographer and philosopher (b. 1801)

1882- Giuseppe Garibaldi -Italian general and politician (b. 1807)

1901- George Leslie Mackay -Canadian missionary (b. 1844)

1929- Enrique Gorostieta -Mexican general (b. 1889)

1933- Frank Jarvis -American runner (b. 1878)

1937- Louis Vierne -French organist and composer (b. 1870)

1941- Lou Gehrig -American baseball player (b. 1903)

1942- Bunny Berigan -American trumpet player (The Dorsey Brothers) (b. 1908)

1947- John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton -English sailor and politician (b. 1867)

1948- Viktor Brack -German physician (b. 1904)

1948- Karl Brandt -German SS officer (b. 1904)

1948- Karl Gebhardt -German physician (b. 1897)

1948- Waldemar Hoven -German physician (b. 1903)

1948- Wolfram Sievers -German SS officer (b. 1905)

1951- Ernst Pittschau -German actor (b. 1883)

1952- Naum Torbov -Bulgarian architect, designed the Central Sofia Market Hall (b. 1880)

1956- Jean Hersholt -Danish-American actor, singer, and director (b. 1886)

1961- George S. Kaufman -American director, producer, and playwright (b. 1889)

1962- Vita Sackville-West -English author and poet (b. 1892)

1967- Benno Ohnesorg -German student and activist (b. 1940)

1968- André Mathieu -Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1929)

1969- Leo Gorcey -American actor (b. 1917)

1970- Albert Lamorisse -French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

1970- Bruce McLaren -New Zealand race car driver and engineer, founded the McLaren|McLaren racing team (b. 1937)

1970- Giuseppe Ungaretti -Italian soldier, journalist, and academic (b. 1888)

1974- Hiroshi Kazato -Japanese race car driver (b. 1949)

1976- Kenneth Mason (geographer)|Kenneth Mason -English geographer (b. 1887)

1976- Juan José Torres -Bolivian army officer and politician, 61st President of Bolivia (b. 1920)

1977- Albert Bittlmayer -German footballer (b. 1952)

1977- Stephen Boyd -Irish-American actor (b. 1931)

1978- Santiago Bernabéu Yeste -Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1895)

1979- Jim Hutton -American actor (b. 1934)

1982- Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry -Pakistani politician, 5th President of Pakistan (b. 1904)

1983- Stan Rogers -Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1949)

1986- Aurèle Joliat -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1901)

1987- Anthony de Mello -Indian-American priest and psychotherapist (b. 1931)

1987- Sammy Kaye -American bandleader and songwriter (b. 1910)

1987- Andrés Segovia -Spanish guitarist (b. 1893)

1988- Raj Kapoor -Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)

1989- Ted a'Beckett -Australian cricketer (b. 1907)

1990- Jack Gilford -American actor (b. 1908)

1990- Rex Harrison -English-American actor and singer (b. 1908)

1992- Philip Dunne (writer)|Philip Dunne -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)

1993- Johnny Mize -American baseball player (b. 1913)

1994- David Stove -Australian philosopher (b. 1927)

1996- John Alton -Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1901)

1996- Rene Bond -American porn actress (b. 1950)

1996- Ray Combs -American actor and game show host (b. 1956)

1996- Leon Garfield -English author (b. 1921)

1996- Amos Tversky -Israeli psychologist (b. 1937)

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

1998- Junkyard Dog -American football player and wrestler (b. 1952)

1999- Junior Braithwaite -Jamaican singer (Bob Marley and the Wailers) (b. 1949)

2000- Svyatoslav Fyodorov -Russian ophthalmologist, academic, and politician (b. 1927)

2000- Lepo Sumera -Estonian composer and educator (b. 1950)

2000- Gerald James Whitrow -English mathematician, cosmologist, and historian (b. 1912)

2001- Imogene Coca -American actress (b. 1908)

2001- Joey Maxim -American boxer (b. 1922)

2002- Hugo van Lawick -Dutch director and photographer (b. 1937)

2003- Freddie Blassie -American wrestler and manager (b. 1918)

2004- Loyd Sigmon -American radio host (b. 1909)

2005- Lucien Cliche -Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)

2005- Gunder Gundersen -Norwegian skier (b. 1930)

2005- Samir Kassir -Lebanese journalist and educator (b. 1950)

2005- Melita Norwood -English civil servant and spy (b. 1912)

2006- Keith Smith (rugby)|Keith Smith -English rugby player and coach (b. 1952)

2006- Vince Welnick -American keyboard player (The Grateful Dead, The Tubes, and Missing Man Formation (band)|Missing Man Formation) (b. 1951)

2007- Kentarō Haneda -Japanese pianist and composer (b. 1949)

2007- Huang Ju -Chinese politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1938)

2008- Bo Diddley -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1928)

2008- Mel Ferrer -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1917)

2009- David Eddings -American author (b. 1931)

2011- Ray Bryant -American pianist and composer (b. 1931)

2011- Willem Duys -Dutch television host and producer (b. 1928)

2012- Oliver (chimpanzee)|Oliver -Congolese chimpanzee (b. 1958)

2012- Avraham Botzer -Polish-Israeli commander (b. 1929)

2012- Adolfo Calero -Nicaraguan businessman (b. 1931)

2012- Richard Dawson -English-American actor and game show host (b. 1932)

2012- LeRoy Ellis -American basketball player (b. 1940)

2012- Kathryn Joosten -American actress (b. 1939)

2012- Jan Gmelich Meijling -Dutch commander and politician (b. 1943)

2013- MickDeth -American bass player (Eighteen Visions and Clear (band)|Clear) (b. 1978)

2013- Mario Bernardi -Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1930)

2013- Chen Xitong -Chinese politician, 8th Mayor of Beijing (b. 1930)

2013- John Gilbert, Baron Gilbert -English politician (b. 1927)

2013- Nick Keir -Scottish singer-songwriter (The McCalmans) (b. 1953)

2013- Rob Morsberger -American-English singer-songwriter (b. 1960)

2013- Mandawuy Yunupingu -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Yothu Yindi) (b. 1956)

2014- Ivica Brzić -Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1941)

2014- Anjan Das -Indian director and producer (b. 1951)

2014- Gennadi Gusarov -Russian footballer and manager (b. 1937)

2014- Nikolay Khrenkov -Russian bobsledder (b. 1984)

2014- Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy -Indian cardinal (b. 1924)

2014- Kuaima Riruako -Namibian politician (b. 1935)

2014- Alexander Shulgin -American pharmacologist and chemist (b. 1925)