This Day in History

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

Events History


217 BC-The Romans, led by Gaius Flaminius Nepos|Gaius Flaminius -are ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene.

533-A Byzantine expeditionary fleet under Belisarius -sails from Constantinople to attack the Vandals in Africa (Roman province)|Africa, via Greece and Sicily.

1307- Külüg Khan, Emperor Wuzong of Yuan|Külüg Khan -is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan Dynasty|Yuan.

1529- Kingdom of France|French -forces are driven out of northern Italy by Habsburg Spain|Spain at the Battle of Landriano during the War of the League of Cognac.

1582- Sengoku jidai -Oda Nobunaga, the most powerful of the Japanese daimyo, was Honnō-ji Incident|forced to commit suicide by his own general Akechi Mitsuhide.

1621- Execution of 27 Czech people|Czech -noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.

1734-In Montreal -in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of arson|setting the fire that destroyed much of the city.

1749- City of Halifax|Halifax -Nova Scotia, is founded.

1768- James Otis, Jr. -offends the George III of the United Kingdom|King and Parliament of Great Britain|Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.

1788- New Hampshire -ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the 9th state in the United States.

1791-King Louis XVI of France -and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.

1798- Irish Rebellion of 1798 -The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.

1813- Peninsular War -Battle of Vitoria|Battle of Victoria.

1824- Greek War of Independence -Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.

1826- Maniots -defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt|Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.

1848-In the Wallachian Revolution of 1848|Wallachian Revolution -Ion Heliade Rădulescu and Christian Tell issue the Proclamation of Islaz and create a new republican government.

1854-The first Victoria Cross -is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund, Åland|Bomarsund in the Åland Islands.

1864- American Civil War -The Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road begins.

1864- New Zealand land wars|New Zealand Land Wars -The Tauranga Campaign ends.

1877-The Molly Maguires -ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.

1898-The United States -Capture of Guam|captures Guam from Spain.

1900- Boxer Rebellion -China formally declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Empress Dowager Cixi.

1915-The Supreme Court of the United States|U.S. Supreme Court -hands down its decision in ''Guinn v. United States'' 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.

1919-The Royal Canadian Mounted Police -fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike.

1919-Admiral Ludwig von Reuter -Scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow|scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.

1929-An agreement brokered by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow -ends the Cristero War in Mexico.

1930-One-year conscription -comes into force in France.

1940-The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage -begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1942- World War II -Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.

1942-World War II: A Japan -se submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens (Oregon)|Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of Attacks on North America during World War II|attacks by Japan against the United States mainland.

1945-World War II: The Battle of Okinawa -ends when the organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.

1948- Columbia Records -introduces the LP album|long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City|New York, New York.

1952-The Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce, later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines -

1957- Ellen Fairclough -is sworn in as Canada's first female Cabinet of Canada|Cabinet Minister.

1963-Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is Papal conclave, 1963|elected -as Pope Paul VI.

1964-Three African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)|civil rights -workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, Mississippi civil rights workers murders|are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

1970- Penn Central -declares Section 77 bankruptcy, largest ever US corporate bankruptcy up to this date.

1973-In handing down the decision in '' Miller v. California -' 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law.

1977- Bülent Ecevit -of the Republican People's Party (Turkey)|CHP forms the new government of Turkey.

1982- John Hinckley -is found Insanity defence|not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of President of the United States|U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

2000- Section 28 -(of the Local Government Act 1988), outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom, is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.

2001-A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia -indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.

2004-'' SpaceShipOne -' becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve Human spaceflight|spaceflight.

2005- Edgar Ray Killen -who had previously been acquitted for the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner, is convicted of manslaughter 41 years afterwards (the case had been reopened in 2004).

2006- Pluto -s newly discovered Natural satellite|moons are officially named Nix (moon)|Nix & Hydra (moon)|Hydra.

2009- Greenland -assumes self-governance|self-rule.

Famous Birthdays


1002- Pope Leo IX -(d. 1054)

1226- Bolesław V the Chaste -of Poland (d. 1279)

1528- Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress -(d. 1603)

1535- Leonhard Rauwolf -German physician and botanist (d. 1596)

1639- Increase Mather -American minister and author (d. 1723)

1646- Maria Francisca of Savoy -(d. 1683)

1676- Anthony Collins -English philosopher (d. 1729)

1703- Joseph Lieutaud -French physician and anatomist (d. 1780)

1706- John Dollond -English optician and astronomer (d. 1761)

1710- James Short (mathematician)|James Short -Scottish mathematician and optician (d. 1768)

1712- Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, comte de Guichen -French admiral (d. 1790)

1730- Motoori Norinaga -Japanese scholar (d. 1801)

1732- Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach -German composer (d. 1791)

1736- Enoch Poor -American general (d. 1780)

1738- Gottlieb Christoph Harless -German linguist and scholar (d. 1815)

1741- Prince Benedetto, Duke of Chablais -(d. 1808)

1750- Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet -French sculptor (d. 1818)

1759- Alexander J. Dallas (statesman)|Alexander J. Dallas -American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1817)

1763- Pierre Paul Royer-Collard -French philosopher and academic (d. 1845)

1764- Sidney Smith (Royal Navy officer)|Sidney Smith -English admiral (d. 1840)

1774- Daniel D. Tompkins -American politician, 6th Vice President of the United States (d. 1825)

1781- Siméon Denis Poisson -French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)

1786- Charles Edward Horn -English singer-songwriter (d. 1849)

1788- Princess Augusta of Bavaria -(d. 1850)

1791- Robert Napier (engineer)|Robert Napier -Scottish engineer and educator (d. 1876)

1792- Ferdinand Christian Baur -German theologian and scholar (d. 1860)

1797- Wilhelm Küchelbecker -Russian poet and author (d. 1846)

1805- Charles Thomas Jackson -American physician and geologist (d. 1880)

1811- Carlo Matteucci -Italian physicist and neurophysiologist (d. 1868)

1814- Anton Nuhn -German anatomist and academic (d. 1889)

1823- Jean Chacornac -French astronomer (d. 1873)

1825- Thomas Edward Cliffe Leslie -Irish jurist and economist (d. 1882)

1825- William Stubbs -English bishop (d. 1901)

1828- Ferdinand André Fouqué -French geologist and academic (d. 1904)

1834- Frans de Cort -Flemish poet and author (d. 1878)

1834- Elizabeth Jane Caulfeild, Countess of Charlemont -(d. 1882)

1839- Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis -Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1908)

1846- Marion Adams-Acton -Scottish-English author (d. 1928)

1850- Daniel Carter Beard -American author and illustrator, co-founded the Boy Scouts of America (d. 1941)

1850- Enrico Cecchetti -Italian ballet dancer (d. 1928)

1858- Medardo Rosso -Italian sculptor (d. 1928)

1859- Henry Ossawa Tanner -American painter (d. 1937)

1862- Damrong Rajanubhab -Thai historian (d. 1943)

1863- Max Wolf -German astronomer (d. 1932)

1864- Heinrich Wölfflin -Swiss historian and critic (d. 1945)

1865- Herbert Brewer -English organist and composer (d. 1928)

1868- Edwin Stephen Goodrich -English zoologist and anatomist (d. 1946)

1870- Clara Immerwahr -German chemist (d. 1915)

1870- Anthony Michell -English-Australian engineer (d. 1959)

1874- Jacob Linzbach -Estonian linguist and author (d. 1953)

1876- Willem Hendrik Keesom -Dutch physicist and academic (d. 1956)

1880- Arnold Gesell -American psychologist and pediatrician (d. 1961)

1880- Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp -English economist and civil servant (d. 1941)

1882- Lluís Companys -Spanish politician, 123rd President of Catalonia (d. 1940)

1882- Adrianus de Jong -Dutch fencer (d. 1966)

1882- Rockwell Kent -American painter and illustrator (d. 1971)

1883- Feodor Gladkov -Russian author and educator (d. 1958)

1883- Daisy Turner (storyteller)|Daisy Turner -American author and poet (d. 1988)

1884- Claude Auchinleck -English field marshal (d. 1981)

1887- Norman L. Bowen -Canadian geologist and petrologist (d. 1956)

1889- Ralph Craig -American sprinter (d. 1972)

1890- Frank S. Land -American businessman, founded DeMolay International (d. 1959)

1891- Pier Luigi Nervi -Italian architect and engineer, co-designed the Pirelli Tower and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (d. 1979)

1891- Hermann Scherchen -German conductor (d. 1966)

1892- Reinhold Niebuhr -American theologian and academic (d. 1971)

1893- Alois Hába -Czech composer and educator (d. 1973)

1894- F. R. G. Heaf -English physician and academic (d. 1973)

1894- Milward Kennedy -English journalist and civil servant (d. 1968)

1896- Charles Momsen -American admiral, invented the Momsen lung (d. 1967)

1898- Donald C. Peattie -American botanist and author (d. 1964)

1899- Pavel Haas -Czech composer (d. 1944)

1899- Miles Watson, 2nd Baron Manton -English horse breeder (d. 1968)

1902- Howie Morenz -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1937)

1903- Hermann Engelhard -German runner (d. 1984)

1903- Al Hirschfeld -American painter and illustrator (d. 2003)

1905- Jacques Goddet -French journalist (d. 2000)

1905- Jean-Paul Sartre -French philosopher and author (d. 1980)

1906- Helene Costello -American actress (d. 1957)

1906- Nusch Éluard -French model (d. 1946)

1906- Harold Spina -American composer (d. 1997)

1906- Grete Sultan -German-American pianist and educator (d. 2005)

1908- William Frankena -American philosopher and academic (d. 1994)

1909- Helmut Möckel -German politician (d. 1945)

1910- Aleksandr Tvardovsky -Russian poet and author (d. 1971)

1911- Irving Fein -American film producer (d. 2012)

1911- Chester Wilmot -Australian journalist (d. 1954)

1912- Kazimierz Leski -Polish pilot and engineer (d. 2000)

1912- Mary McCarthy (author)|Mary McCarthy -American author and critic (d. 1989)

1912- Vishnu Prabhakar -Indian author and playwright (d. 2009)

1913- Madihe Pannaseeha Thero -Sri Lankan monk (d. 2003)

1914- William Vickrey -Canadian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)

1915- Wilhelm Gliese -German astronomer (d. 1993)

1916- Joseph Cyril Bamford -English businessman, founded J. C. Bamford (d. 2001)

1916- Buddy O'Connor -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1977)

1918- Robert A. Boyd -Canadian engineer (d. 2006)

1918- James Joll -English historian and scholar (d. 1994)

1918- Eddie Lopat -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1992)

1918- J. Clyde Mitchell -English sociologist and anthropologist (d. 1995)

1918- Dee Molenaar -American mountaineer, painter, and author

1918- Robert Roosa -American economist and banker (d. 1993)

1918- Tibor Szele -Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1955)

1918- Josephine Webb -American engineer

1919- Antonia Mesina -Italian martyr and saint (d. 1935)

1919- Gérard Pelletier -Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1997)

1919- Vladimir Simagin -Russian chess player (d. 1968)

1919- Paolo Soleri -Italian-American architect, designed the Cosanti (d. 2013)

1920- Hans Gerschwiler -Swiss figure skater

1921- Jean de Broglie -French politician (d. 1976)

1921- Judy Holliday -American actress and singer (d. 1965)

1921- Jane Russell -American actress and singer (d. 2011)

1921- William Edwin Self -American actor, producer, and production manager (d. 2010)

1922- Heino Lipp -Estonian decathlete, shot putter and discus thrower (d. 2006)

1923- Peter Flanigan -American banker and civil servant (d. 2013)

1923- Jacques Hébert (Canadian politician)|Jacques Hébert -Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2007)

1924- Ezzatolah Entezami -Iranian actor

1924- Wally Fawkes -Canadian-English clarinet player and cartoonist

1924- Pontus Hultén -Swedish art collector (d. 2006)

1924- Jean Laplanche -French psychoanalyst and academic (d. 2012)

1924- Max McNab -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2007)

1925- Giovanni Spadolini -Italian politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1994)

1925- Maureen Stapleton -American actress (d. 2006)

1926- George A. Burton -American soldier, accountant, and politician (d. 2014)

1926- Conrad Hall -French-American cinematographer (d. 2003)

1926- Muhsin Mahdi -Iraqi-American islamologist and philosopher (d. 2007)

1927- Carl Stokes -American politician, 51st Mayor of Cleveland (d. 1996)

1928- Wolfgang Haken -German-American mathematician and academic

1929- Abdel Halim Hafez -Egyptian singer and actor (d. 1977)

1929- Alexandre Lagoya -Egyptian guitarist (d. 1999)

1930- Gerald Kaufman -English politician, Shadow Foreign Secretary

1930- Mike McCormack (American football)|Mike McCormack -American football player and coach (d. 2013)

1931- Zlatko Grgić -Croatian-Canadian animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 1988)

1931- Margaret Heckler -American politician, 15th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

1931- Barbara Levick -English historian and author

1931- Jan Trąbka -Polish neurologist and academic (d. 2012)

1932- Bernard Ingham -English journalist and civil servant

1932- Lalo Schifrin -Argentinian pianist, composer, and conductor

1932- O. C. Smith -American singer (d. 2001)

1933- Bernie Kopell -American actor and screenwriter

1934- Maggie Jones (actress)|Maggie Jones -English actress (d. 2009)

1934- Ken Matthews -English race walker

1935- Monte Markham -American actor, director, and producer

1935- Françoise Sagan -French author and playwright (d. 2004)

1936- Joseph Gosnell -Canadian tribal leader

1937- John Edrich -English cricketer and coach

1938- Eddie Adcock -American singer and banjo player

1938- Don Black (lyricist)|Don Black -English songwriter

1938- John W. Dower -American historian and author

1938- Ron Ely -American actor

1938- Michael M. Richter -German mathematician and computer scientist

1939- Rubén Berríos -Puerto Rican lawyer and politician

1940- Mariette Hartley -American actress

1940- Enn Klooren -Estonian actor (d. 2011)

1940- Michael Ruse -Canadian philosopher and academic

1940- Marika Green -Swedish-French actress

1941- Aloysius Paul D'Souza -Indian bishop

1941- Joe Flaherty -American-Canadian actor, screenwriter, and producer

1941- Cecil Gordon -American race car driver (d. 2012)

1941- Lyman Ward (actor)|Lyman Ward -Canadian actor

1942- Clive Brooke, Baron Brooke of Alverthorpe -English businessman and politician

1942- Dan Henning -American football player and coach

1942- Marjorie Margolies -American journalist and politician

1942- Henry S. Taylor -American author and poet

1942- Togo D. West, Jr. -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs

1943- Salomé (singer)|Salomé -Spanish singer

1943- Eumir Deodato -Brazilian pianist, composer, and producer

1943- Diane Marleau -Canadian accountant and politician (d. 2013)

1943- Brian Sternberg -American pole vaulter (d. 2013)

1944- Ray Davies -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks)

1944- Tony Scott -English-American director and producer (d. 2012)

1944- Corinna Tsopei -Greek model and actress, Miss Universe 1964

1945- Adam Zagajewski -Polish author and poet

1946- Rob Dyson -American race car driver

1946- Per Eklund -Swedish race car driver

1946- Stephen Glaister -English academic

1946- Kate Hoey -Irish politician

1946- Brenda Holloway -American singer-songwriter

1946- Trond Kirkvaag -Norwegian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2007)

1946- Malcolm Rifkind -Scottish politician, Secretary of State for Scotland

1946- Maurice Saatchi, Baron Saatchi -Iraqi-English businessman, founded M&C Saatchi and Saatchi & Saatchi

1947- Meredith Baxter -American actress and producer

1947- Shirin Ebadi -Iranian lawyer, judge, and activist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1947- Michael Gross (actor)|Michael Gross -American actor

1947- Joey Molland -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Badfinger and Natural Gas (band)|Natural Gas)

1947- Fernando Savater -Spanish philosopher and author

1948- Jovan Aćimović -Serbian footballer and manager

1948- Ian McEwan -English author and screenwriter

1948- Lionel Rose -Australian boxer (d. 2011)

1948- Andrzej Sapkowski -Polish author

1948- Philippe Sarde -French composer

1949- John Agard -Guyanese-English author, poet, and playwright, poet

1949- Derek Emslie, Lord Kingarth -Scottish lawyer and judge

1950- Anne Carson -Canadian poet and academic

1950- Joey Kramer -American drummer and songwriter (Aerosmith)

1950- Gérard Lanvin -French actor

1950- Vasilis Papakonstantinou -Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist

1950- Enn Reitel -Scottish actor and screenwriter

1951- Jim Douglas -American politician, 80th Governor of Vermont

1951- Terence Etherton -English judge

1951- Nils Lofgren -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (E Street Band and Crazy Horse (band)|Crazy Horse)

1951- Mona-Lisa Pursiainen -Finnish sprinter (d. 2000)

1952- Jeremy Coney -New Zealand-English cricketer and sportscaster

1952- Judith Bingham -English singer-songwriter

1952- Patrick Dunleavy -British social scientist

1952- Kōichi Mashimo -Japanese director and screenwriter

1953- Benazir Bhutto -Pakistani politician, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 2007)

1953- Maurice Boucher -Canadian drug trafficker and murderer

1954- Müjde Ar -Turkish actress

1954- Brian Barwick -English businessman

1954- Mar Guðmundsson -Icelandic economist

1954- Mark Kimmitt -American general

1954- Anne Kirkbride -English actress

1954- Robert Menasse -Austrian author and academic

1954- Robert Pastorelli -American actor (d. 2004)

1954- Kathy Sullivan (American politician)|Kathy Sullivan -American lawyer and politician

1955- Aloysius Amwano -Nauruan politician

1955- Tim Bray -Canadian software developer, co-founded the Open Text Corporation

1955- Jean-Pierre Mader -French singer-songwriter and producer

1955- Leigh McCloskey -American actor and author

1955- Michel Platini -French footballer and manager

1957- Michael Bowen (actor)|Michael Bowen -American actor

1957- Berkeley Breathed -American author and illustrator

1957- Lucien DeBlois -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1957- Vladimir Romanovsky -Russian canoe racer (d. 2013)

1957- Luis Antonio Tagle -Filipino cardinal

1957- Mark Brzezicki -English drummer (Big Country, The Cult, Ultravox, and Procol Harum)

1958- Víctor Montoya -Bolivian writer

1958- Gennady Padalka -Russian colonel and astronaut

1959- John Baron (politician)|John Baron -English captain and politician

1959- Tom Chambers (basketball)|Tom Chambers -American basketball player and sportscaster

1959- Marcella Detroit -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Shakespear's Sister)

1959- Kathy Mattea -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1960- Kevin Harlan -American sportscaster

1961- Karen Barber -English ice dancer

1961- Manu Chao -French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Mano Negra, Hot Pants (French band)|Hot Pants, and Los Carayos)

1961- Sascha Konietzko -German keyboard player and producer (KMFDM, MDFMK, Excessive Force, Schwein, and KGC (band)|KGC)

1961- Kip Winger -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Winger (band)|Winger)

1962- Takeshi Asami -Japanese race car driver

1962- Viktor Tsoi -Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Kino (band)|Kino) (d. 1990)

1963- Luc(as) de Groot -Dutch type designer

1963- Dario Marianelli -Italian composer

1964- Sammi Davis -English actress

1964- David Morrissey -English actor and director

1964- Dimitris Papaioannou -Greek director and choreographer

1964- Dean Saunders -Welsh footballer and manager

1964- Doug Savant -American actor

1965- Yang Liwei -Chinese general, pilot, and astronaut

1965- Lana Wachowski -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1966- Gretchen Carlson -American journalist

1966- Sergey Grishin (businessman)|Sergey Grishin -Russian engineer and businessman

1966- Mancow Muller -American radio host and actor

1966- Pierre Thorsson -Swedish handball player

1966- Nan Woods -American actress

1967- Jim Breuer -American comedian and actor

1967- Derrick Coleman -American basketball player

1967- Pierre Omidyar -French-American businessman, founded eBay

1967- Carrie Preston -American actress, director, and producer

1967- Yingluck Shinawatra -Thai businesswoman and politician, 28th Prime Minister of Thailand

1968- Sonique (musician)|Sonique -English singer-songwriter and DJ

1969- Harun Isa -Albanian footballer

1970- Sindee Coxx -American porn actress

1970- Eric Reed (musician)|Eric Reed -American pianist and composer (Black Note)

1970- Pete Rock -American rapper and producer (Pete Rock & CL Smooth)

1971- Anette Olzon -Swedish singer (Nightwish and Alyson Avenue)

1972- Nobuharu Asahara -Japanese sprinter and long jumper

1972- Neil Doak -Irish cricketer and rugby player

1972- Alon Hilu -Israeli author

1972- Allison Moorer -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1973- Juliette Lewis -American actress and singer (Juliette and the Licks)

1973- Pascal Rhéaume -Canadian ice hockey player

1974- Natasha Desborough -English radio host, producer, and author

1974- Neely Jenkins -American bass player (Park Ave. and Tilly and the Wall)

1974- Rob Kelly (American football)|Rob Kelly -American football player

1974- Craig Lowndes -Australian race car driver

1974- Eero Palm -Estonian architect

1974- Flavio Roma -Italian footballer

1976- Antonio Cochran -American football player

1976- Mike Einziger -American guitarist and songwriter (Incubus (band)|Incubus and Time Lapse Consortium)

1976- Nigel Lappin -Australian footballer and coach

1977- Michael Gomez -Irish boxer

1977- Jochen Hecht -German ice hockey player

1977- Sarah Slean -Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress

1978- Rim'K -French rapper (113 (band)|113)

1978- Erica Durance -Canadian actress and producer

1978- Jack Guzman -Colombian-American actor

1978- Luke Kirby -Canadian actor

1978- Matt Kuchar -American golfer

1978- Jean-Pascal Lacoste -French singer and actor

1978- Cristiano Lupatelli -Italian footballer

1978- Dejan Ognjanović -Montenegrin footballer

1979- Kostas Katsouranis -Greek footballer

1979- Chris Pratt -American actor

1979- Robert Sidoli -Welsh rugby player

1980- Luca Anania -Italian footballer

1980- Richard Jefferson -American basketball player

1980- Sendy Rleal -Dominican baseball player

1981- David Bortolussi -French-Italian rugby player

1981- Yann Danis -Canadian ice hockey player

1981- Simon Delestre -French horse rider

1981- Brandon Flowers -American singer-songwriter (The Killers)

1981- Garrett Jones -American baseball player

1981- Brad Walker (athlete)|Brad Walker -American pole vaulter

1982- Rob Mills -Australian singer-songwriter and actor

1983- Marlon Davis (comedian)|Marlon Davis -English comedian and actor

1983- Edward Snowden -American intelligence contractor, activist, and academic

1984- Jujubee (drag queen)|Jujubee -American drag queen performer

1984- Franck Perera -French race car driver

1984- LaRoche Jackson -American football player

1985- Kris Allen -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1985- Sentayehu Ejigu -Ethiopian runner

1985- Anthony Morelli -American football player

1985- Byron Schammer -Australian footballer

1985- Joosep Toome -Estonian basketball player

1986- Lana Del Rey -American singer-songwriter

1986- Hideaki Wakui -Japanese baseball player

1987- Pablo Barrera -Mexican footballer

1987- Sebastian Prödl -Austrian footballer

1987- Kim Ryeowook -South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (Super Junior and Super Junior-M)

1987- Dale Thomas (footballer)|Dale Thomas -Australian footballer

1988- Allyssa DeHaan -American basketball and volleyball player

1988- Alejandro Ramírez (chess player)|Alejandro Ramírez -Costa Rican chess player

1988- Tunnet Taimla -Estonian renju player

1988- Paolo Tornaghi -Italian footballer

1989- Finn Atkins -English actress

1989- Abubaker Kaki -Sudanese runner

1989- Madison Parker -Hungarian porn actress

1989- Patrick Schönfeld -German footballer

1989- Jascha Washington -American actor

1990- Pietro Baccolo -Italian footballer

1990- Sandra Perković -Croatian discus thrower

1990- Kasumi Suzuki -Japanese actress

1991- Gaël Kakuta -French footballer

1992- Max Schneider -American singer-songwriter and actor

1992- Warren Cummings Smith -American-Estonian alpine skier

1994- Başak Eraydın -Turkish tennis player

1994- Chisato Okai -Japanese singer and actress (Cute (Japanese band)|Cute and Tanpopo)

1997- Rebecca Black -American singer

1997- Ferdinand Zvonimir von Habsburg -Austrian race car driver

2001- Alexandra Obolentseva -Russian chess player

2001- Eleanor Worthington Cox -English actress

History of Deaths


1040- Fulk III, Count of Anjou -(b. 972)

1171- Walter de Luci -English brother of Richard de Luci (b. 1103)

1208- Philip of Swabia -(b. 1177)

1305- Wenceslaus II of Bohemia -(b. 1271)

1377- Edward III of England -(b. 1312)

1421- Jean Le Maingre -French general (b. 1366)

1521- Leonardo Loredan -Italian politician, 76th Doge of Venice (b. 1436)

1527- Niccolò Machiavelli -Italian historian and author (b. 1469)

1529- John Skelton -English poet and educator (b. 1460)

1547- Sebastiano del Piombo -Italian painter (b. 1485)

1558- Piero Strozzi -Italian general (b. 1510)

1582- Oda Nobunaga -Japanese warlord (b. 1534)

1591- Aloysius Gonzaga -Italian saint (b. 1568)

1596- Jean Liebault -French agronomist and physician (b. 1535)

1621- Louis III, Cardinal of Guise -(b. 1575)

1621- Kryštof Harant -Czech soldier and composer (b. 1564)

1631- John Smith (explorer)|John Smith -English admiral and explorer (b. 1580)

1652- Inigo Jones -English architect, designed the Queen's House and Wilton House (b. 1573)

1661- Andrea Sacchi -Italian painter (b. 1599)

1737- Matthieu Marais -French jurist (b. 1664)

1738- Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1674)

1796- Richard Gridley -American soldier and engineer (b. 1710)

1824- Étienne Aignan -French playwright (b. 1773)

1865- Frances Adeline Seward -American wife of William H. Seward (b. 1824)

1874- Anders Jonas Ångström -Swedish physicist and astronomer (b. 1814)

1876- Antonio López de Santa Anna -Mexican general and politician 8th President of Mexico (b. 1794)

1893- Leland Stanford -American businessman and politician, 8th Governor of California (b. 1824)

1908- Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov -Russian composer and educator (b. 1844)

1914- Bertha von Suttner -Austrian journalist and author, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)

1917- Matthias Zurbriggen -Swiss mountaineer (b. 1856)

1926- Lorne Currie -French-English sailor (b. 1871)

1929- Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse -English sociologist, journalist, and politician (b. 1864)

1934- Thorne Smith -American author (b. 1892)

1940- Smedley Butler -American general, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1881)

1951- Charles Dillon Perrine -American astronomer (b. 1867)

1951- Gustave Sandras -French gymnast (b. 1872)

1952- Wop May -Canadian captain and pilot (b. 1896)

1954- Gideon Sundback -Swedish-American engineer, developed the zipper (b. 1880)

1957- Claude Farrère -French author (b. 1876)

1957- Johannes Stark -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)

1964- James Chaney -American activist (b. 1943)

1964- Andrew Goodman -American activist (b. 1943)

1964- Michael Schwerner -American activist (b. 1939)

1968- Ingeborg Spangsfeldt -Danish actress (b. 1895)

1969- Maureen Connolly -American tennis player (b. 1934)

1970- Sukarno -Indonesian politician, 1st President of Indonesia (b. 1901)

1970- Piers Courage -English race car driver (b. 1942)

1976- Margaret Herrick -American librarian (b. 1902)

1979- Angus MacLise -American drummer and songwriter (Velvet Underground and Theatre of Eternal Music) (b. 1938)

1980- Bert Kaempfert -German conductor and composer (b. 1923)

1981- Don Figlozzi -American illustrator and animator (b. 1909)

1985- Ettore Boiardi -Italian-American chef, founded Chef Boyardee (b. 1897)

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

1986- Assi Rahbani -Lebanese singer-songwriter and producer (Rahbani Brothers) (b. 1923)

1987- Madman Muntz -American businessman and engineer, founded the Muntz Car Company (b. 1914)

1990- Cedric Belfrage -English-American journalist and author, co-founded the ''National Guardian'' (b. 1904)

1990- June Christy -American singer (b. 1925)

1992- Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah -Bangladeshi poet (b. 1956)

1992- Li Xiannian -Chinese politician, 3rd President of the People's Republic of China (b. 1909)

1993- Ticho Parly -Danish tenor (b. 1928)

1994- William Wilson Morgan -American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1906)

1997- Shintaro Katsu -Japanese actor, singer, director, and producer (b. 1931)

1997- Fidel Velázquez Sánchez -Mexican union leader (b. 1900)

1998- Anastasio Ballestrero -Italian cardinal (b. 1913)

1998- Al Campanis -American baseball player and manager (b. 1916)

1999- Kami (musician)|Kami -Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer) (b. 1973)

2000- Alan Hovhaness -Armenian-American pianist and composer (b. 1911)

2001- John Lee Hooker -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1916)

2001- Soad Hosny -Egyptian actress (b. 1942)

2001- Carroll O'Connor -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)

2002- Timothy Findley -Canadian author and playwright (b. 1930)

2003- Jason Moran -Australian mobster (b. 1967)

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

2003- Leon Uris -American author (b. 1924)

2004- Leonel Brizola -Brazilian engineer and politician, Governor of Rio de Janeiro (b. 1922)

2004- Ruth Leach Amonette -American businesswoman (b. 1916)

2005- Jaime Sin -Filipino archbishop (b. 1928)

2006- Jared C. Monti -American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1975)

2007- Bob Evans (restaurateur)|Bob Evans -American businessman, founded Bob Evans Restaurants (b. 1918)

2008- Scott Kalitta -American race car driver (b. 1962)

2008- Kermit Love -American actor and puppeteer (b. 1916)

2010- Russell Ash -English author (b. 1946)

2010- Chris Sievey -English comedian and singer (b. 1955)

2010- Irwin Barker -Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1956)

2011- Robert Kroetsch -Canadian author and poet (b. 1927)

2012- Richard Adler -American composer and producer (b. 1921)

2012- Abid Hussain -Indian economist and diplomat (b. 1926)

2012- Sunil Janah -Indian photographer and journalist (b. 1918)

2012- Radha Vinod Raju -Indian police officer (b. 1949)

2012- Anna Schwartz -American economist and author (b. 1915)

2012- Ramaz Shengelia -Georgian footballer (b. 1957)

2013- Diane Clare -English actress (b. 1938)

2013- Jerry Dexter -American voice actor (b. 1935)

2013- Margret Göbl -German figure skater (b. 1938)

2013- James P. Gordon -American physicist (b. 1928)

2013- Bernard Hunt -English golfer (b. 1930)

2013- Mary Love -American singer (b. 1943)

2013- Alen Pamić -Croatian footballer (b. 1989)

2013- Elliott Reid -American actor and screenwriter (b. 1920)

2013- Wendy Saddington -Australian singer (Chain (band)|Chain) (b. 1949)

2014- Gerry Conlon -Irish author and activist (b. 1954)

2014- Yozo Ishikawa -Japanese politician, Minister of Defense (Japan)|Japanese Minister of Defense (b. 1925)

2014- Walter Kieber -Austrian-Liechtenstein politician, 7th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein (b. 1931)

2014- Jimmy C. Newman -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1927)

2014- Wong Ho Leng -Malaysian lawyer and politician (b. 1959)