This Day in History

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

Events History


109-Roman emperor Trajan -inaugurates the Aqua Traiana, an Roman aqueduct|aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, {{convert|40|km|mi|abbr=off}} north-west of Ancient Rome|Rome.

474- Julius Nepos -forces Roman usurper Glycerius to abdicate the throne and proclaims himself Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

637-The Battle of Moira -is fought between the High King of Ireland and the Kings of Ulster and Dalriada. It is claimed to be the largest battle in the history of Ireland.

972- Battle of Cedynia -the first documented victory of Poland|Polish forces, takes place.

1128- Battle of São Mamede -near Guimarães: forces led by Alfonso I of Portugal|Alfonso I defeat forces led by his mother Theresa, Countess of Portugal|Teresa of León and her lover Fernando Pérez de Traba. After this battle, the future king calls himself "Prince of Portugal", the first step towards "official independence" that will be reached in 1139 after the Battle of Ourique.

1230-The Siege of Jaén (1230)|Siege of Jaén -started in the context of the Spanish Reconquista.

1314- First War of Scottish Independence -the Battle of Bannockburn concludes with a decisive victory by Scottish people|Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce, though Kingdom of England|England did not recognize Kingdom of Scotland|Scottish independence until 1328 with the signing of the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton.

1340- Hundred Years' War -Battle of Sluys

1374-A sudden outbreak of Dancing mania|St. John's Dance -causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.

1497- John Cabot -lands in North America at Newfoundland (island)|Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings.

1509- Henry VIII of England|Henry VIII -and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England.

1535-The Anabaptist -state of Münster Rebellion|Münster is conquered and disbanded.

1571- Miguel Lopez de Legazpi -founds Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines.

1597-The first Netherlands|Dutch -voyage to the East Indies reaches Bantam (city)|Bantam (on Java (island)|Java).

1604- Samuel de Champlain -discovers the mouth of the Saint John River (New Brunswick)|Saint John River, site of Reversing Falls and the present day city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

1622- Battle of Macau -The Dutch attempt but fail to capture Macau.

1717-The Premier Grand Lodge of England -the first Freemasonry|Masonic Grand Lodge in the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England), is founded in London, England.

1779- American Revolutionary War -The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.

1793-The French Constitution of 1793|first Republican constitution -in France is adopted.

1812- Napoleonic Wars -Napoleon I of France|Napoleon's La Grande Armée|Grande Armée crosses the Neman River beginning the Napoleon's Invasion of Russia|invasion of Russia.

1813- Battle of Beaver Dams -a United Kingdom|British and Indian combined force defeats the United States Army.

1821-The Battle of Carabobo -takes place. It is the decisive battle in the war of independence of Venezuela from Spain.

1859- Battle of Solferino -(Battle of the Three Sovereigns): Sardinia and France defeat Austria in Solferino, northern Italy.

1866- Battle of Custoza (1866)|Battle of Custoza -an Austrian Empire|Austrian army defeats the Italy|Italian army during the Austro-Prussian War.

1880-First performance of '' O Canada -', the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.

1894- Marie Francois Sadi Carnot -is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.

1902-King Edward VII of the United Kingdom -develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.

1913- Greece -and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria.

1916- Mary Pickford -becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract.

1916- World War I -the Battle of the Somme begins with a week-long artillery bombardment on the Germany|German Line.

1918-First airmail -service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto.

1932-A bloodless Siamese Revolution of 1932|Revolution -instigated by the Khana Ratsadon|People's Party ends the absolute power of King Prajadhipok of Rattanakosin Kingdom|Siam (now Thailand).

1938-Pieces of a meteor -estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth's atmosphere and exploded, land near Chicora, Pennsylvania.

1939-Siam is renamed Thailand -by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country's third prime minister.

1940- World War II -Operation Collar (commando raid)|Operation Collar, the first British Commandos|British Commando raid on occupied France, by No 11 Independent Company.

1947- Kenneth Arnold -makes the first widely reported Kenneth Arnold Unidentified Flying Object Sighting|UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington (state)|Washington.

1948-Start of the Berlin Blockade -the Soviet Union makes overland travel between West Germany and West Berlin impossible.

1949-The first Westerns on television|television western -''Hopalong Cassidy'', is aired on NBC starring William Boyd (actor)|William Boyd.

1954- First Indochina War -Battle of Mang Yang Pass — Vietminh troops belonging to the 803rd Regiment ambush G.M. 100 of France in An Khê.

1957-In '' Roth v. United States -', the Supreme Court of the United States|U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution|First Amendment.

1963-The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar -internal self-government.

1973-The UpStairs Lounge arson attack -took place on June 24, 1973 at a gay bar located on the second floor of the three-story building at 141 Chartres Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Thirty-two people died as a result of fire or smoke inhalation.

1981-The Humber Bridge -is opens to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It would be the world's longest single-span suspension bridge for 17 years.

1982-"The Jakarta Incident": British Airways Flight 9 -flies into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four engines.

1989- Jiang Zemin -succeeds Zhao Ziyang to become the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China after 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests.

1995-" 1995 Rugby World Cup|Rugby World Cup final -: South Africa defeats New Zealand, Nelson Mandela presents Francois Pienaar with the Webb-Ellis trophy in an iconic post-apartheid moment.

2004-In New York, capital punishment -is declared unconstitutional.

2010- John Isner -of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at The Championships, Wimbledon|Wimbledon, in Isner–Mahut match at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships|the longest match in professional tennis history.

2012- Lonesome George -the last known individual of Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, a subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise, dies.

2013-Former Prime Minister of Italy|Italian Prime Minister -Silvio Berlusconi is 2013 Silvio Berlusconi conviction|found guilty of abusing his power and having sex with an underage prostitute, and is sentenced to seven years in prison.

Famous Birthdays


1244- Henry I, Landgrave of Hesse -(d. 1308)

1314- Philippa of Hainault -(d. 1369)

1343- Joan of Valois, Queen of Navarre -(d. 1373)

1386- John of Capistrano -Italian priest and saint (d. 1456)

1485- Johannes Bugenhagen -Polish-German priest and reformer (d. 1558)

1519- Theodore Beza -French theologian and scholar (d. 1605)

1533- Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire (d. 1588)

1535- Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal -(d. 1573)

1542- John of the Cross -Spanish mystic and saint (d. 1591)

1546- Robert Persons -English-Italian priest (d. 1610)

1587- William Arnold (settler)|William Arnold -English-American settler (d. 1675)

1663- Jean Baptiste Massillon -French bishop (d. 1742)

1687- Johann Albrecht Bengel -German-Lutheran clergyman and scholar (d. 1757)

1694- Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui -Swiss author and theorist (d. 1748)

1704- Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens -French philosopher and author (d. 1771)

1753- William Hull -American general and politician, 1st Governor of Michigan Territory (d. 1825)

1755- Anacharsis Cloots -Prussian-French activist (d. 1794)

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

1774- Antonio González de Balcarce -Argentinian commander and politician, 5th Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (d. 1819)

1774- François-Nicolas-Benoît Haxo -French general and engineer (d. 1838)

1777- John Ross (Arctic explorer)|John Ross -Scottish commander and explorer (d. 1856)

1782- Juan Larrea (politician)|Juan Larrea -Argentinian captain and politician (d. 1847)

1784- Juan Antonio Lavalleja -Uruguayan politician (d. 1853)

1795- Ernst Heinrich Weber -German physician and psychologist (d. 1878)

1797- John Hughes (archbishop of New York)|John Hughes -Irish-American archbishop (d. 1864)

1803- George James Webb -English-American composer (d. 1887)

1804- Willard Richards -American religious leader (d. 1854)

1811- John Archibald Campbell -American jurist (d. 1889)

1813- Henry Ward Beecher -American clergyman and reformer (d. 1887)

1813- Francis Boott (composer)|Francis Boott -American composer (d. 1904)

1821- Guillermo Rawson -Argentinian physician and politician (d. 1890)

1825- Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia -(d. 1844)

1826- George Goyder -English-Australian surveyor (d. 1898)

1842- Ambrose Bierce -American journalist and author (d. 1914)

1846- Samuel Johnson (Nigerian historian)|Samuel Johnson -Nigerian priest and historian (d. 1901)

1850- Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener -Irish field marshal and politician, List of governors of pre-independence Sudan|Governor-General of Sudan (d. 1916)

1860- Mercedes of Orléans -(d. 1878)

1865- Robert Henri -American painter (d. 1929)

1869- Prince George of Greece and Denmark -(d. 1957)

1882- Athanase David -Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1953)

1882- Carl Diem -German businessman (d. 1962)

1883- Victor Francis Hess -Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)

1883- Arthur L. Newton -American runner (d. 1956)

1883- Frank Verner -American runner (d. 1966)

1884- Frank Waller -American runner (d. 1941)

1886- George Shiels -Irish-Canadian playwright (d. 1949)

1888- Gerrit Rietveld -Dutch architect, designed the Rietveld Schröder House (d. 1964)

1893- Roy O. Disney -American businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (d. 1971)

1895- Jack Dempsey -American boxer (d. 1983)

1897- Daniel K. Ludwig -American businessman (d. 1992)

1897- Omkarnath Thakur -Indian singer (d. 1967)

1898- Armin Öpik -Estonian-Australian paleontologist and geologist (d. 1983)

1898- Karl Selter -Estonian politician, 14th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (d. 1958)

1900- Wilhelm Cauer -German mathematician and engineer (d. 1945)

1901- Marcel Mule -French saxophonist (d. 2001)

1901- Harry Partch -American composer and theorist (d. 1974)

1901- Chuck Taylor (salesman)|Chuck Taylor -American basketball player and salesman (d. 1969)

1904- Phil Harris -American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1995)

1905- Fred Alderman -American sprinter (d. 1998)

1906- Pierre Fournier -French cellist and educator (d. 1986)

1906- Willard Maas -American poet and educator (d. 1971)

1907- Arseny Tarkovsky -Russian poet (d. 1989)

1908- Hugo Distler -German organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1942)

1908- Alfons Rebane -Estonian colonel (d. 1976)

1909- Jean Deslauriers -Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1978)

1909- William Penney, Baron Penney -English mathematician and physicist (d. 1991)

1911- Juan Manuel Fangio -Argentinian race car driver (d. 1995)

1911- Ernesto Sabato -Argentinian physicist and author (d. 2011)

1912- Brian Johnston -English sportscaster (d. 1994)

1912- Mary Wesley -English author (d. 2002)

1913- Gustaaf Deloor -Belgian cyclist (d. 2002)

1914- Jan Karski -Polish-American activist and academic (d. 2000)

1914- Pearl Witherington -French secret agent (d. 2008)

1915- Fred Hoyle -English astronomer and author (d. 2001)

1916- William B. Saxbe -American politician, 70th United States Attorney General (d. 2010)

1917- David Easton -Canadian-American political scientist and academic (d. 2014)

1917- Ramblin' Tommy Scott -American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)

1918- Mildred Ladner Thompson -American journalist and author (d. 2013)

1918- Yong Nyuk Lin -Singaporean politician (d. 2012)

1919- Al Molinaro -American actor

1922- Jack Dunnett -English politician

1922- Tata Giacobetti -Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 1988)

1922- John Postgate (microbiologist)|John Postgate -English microbiologist, author, and academic (d. 2014)

1923- Margaret Olley -Australian painter (d. 2011)

1924- Brian Bevan -Australian rugby player (d. 1991)

1924- Kurt Furgler -Swiss politician, 70th List of Presidents of the Swiss Confederation|President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2008)

1924- Archie Roy -Scottish astronomer and academic (d. 2012)

1927- Fernand Dumont -Canadian sociologist, philosopher, and poet (d. 1997)

1927- Martin Lewis Perl -American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)

1930- Claude Chabrol -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1930- Ian Gainsford -English dentist and educator

1930- William Gaskill -English director and manager

1930- Donald Gordon (South African businessman)|Donald Gordon -South African businessman and philanthropist

1930- William Bernard Ziff, Jr. -American publisher (d. 2006)

1931- Billy Casper -American golfer

1932- David McTaggart -Canadian-Italian environmentalist (d. 2001)

1933- Sam Jones (basketball)|Sam Jones -American basketball player and coach

1934- Ferdinand Biwersi -German footballer and referee (d. 2013)

1934- Jean-Pierre Ferland -Canadian singer-songwriter

1935- Garfield Davies, Baron Davies of Coity -English union leader

1935- Terry Riley -American composer and educator

1937- Anita Desai -Indian-American author

1938- Lawrence Block -American author

1939- Michael Gothard -English actor (d. 1992)

1940- Ian Ross (newsreader)|Ian Ross -Australian newsreader (d. 2014)

1940- Vittorio Storaro -Italian cinematographer

1941- Erkin Koray -Turkish singer

1941- Julia Kristeva -Bulgarian-French psychoanalyst and author

1941- Charles Whitman -American murderer (d. 1966)

1942- Arthur Brown (musician)|Arthur Brown -English singer (Kingdom Come (British band)|Kingdom Come and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)

1942- Michele Lee -American actress, singer, and dancer

1942- Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle -Chilean engineer and politician, 32nd President of Chile

1943- Juliet Gardiner -English historian and author

1943- Birgit Grodal -Danish economist (d. 2004)

1944- Jeff Beck -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, The Honeydrippers, and Beck, Bogert & Appice)

1944- David Mark Berger -American-Israeli weightlifter (d. 1972)

1944- Nancy Cartwright (philosopher)|Nancy Cartwright -American philosopher and academic

1944- Kathryn Lasky -American author

1944- John "Charlie" Whitney -English guitarist (Family (band)|Family, Axis Point (band)|Axis Point, and Streetwalkers)

1944- Chris Wood (rock musician)|Chris Wood -English saxophonist (Traffic (band)|Traffic and Ginger Baker's Air Force) (d. 1983)

1945- Colin Blunstone -English singer-songwriter (The Zombies and Keats (band)|Keats)

1945- Wayne Cashman -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1945- George Pataki -American lawyer and politician, 53rd Governor of New York

1945- Betty Stöve -Dutch tennis player

1945- Nora Valsami -Egyptian-Greek actress

1946- David Collenette -Canadian politician

1946- Ellison Onizuka -American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1986)

1946- Robert Reich -American economist and politician, 22nd United States Secretary of Labor

1946- Donald Ross (Lord Lieutenant)|Donald Ross -English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire

1947- Clarissa Dickson Wright -English chef, author, and academic (d. 2014)

1947- Mick Fleetwood -English-American drummer and actor (Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers)

1947- Ian Ritchie (architect)|Ian Ritchie -English architect and academic

1947- Peter Weller -American actor and director

1948- Patrick Moraz -Swiss keyboard player and songwriter (Yes (band)|Yes, The Moody Blues, and Refugee (band)|Refugee)

1949- John Illsley -English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Dire Straits)

1949- Betty Jackson -English fashion designer

1950- Nancy Allen (actress)|Nancy Allen -American actress

1950- Bob Carlos Clarke -Irish photographer (d. 2006)

1950- Mercedes Lackey -American author

1951- Raelene Boyle -Australian sprinter

1951- Leslie Cochran -American activist (d. 2012)

1951- David Rodigan -German-English actor and radio host

1951- Simon Rouse -English actor

1951- Charles Sturridge -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1952- Dianna Melrose -English diplomat, List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Tanzania|British High Commissioner to Tanzania

1952- Bob Neill -English lawyer and politician

1952- Stephen Pusey -English artist

1953- Ivo Lill -Estonian sculptor

1953- William E. Moerner -American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1953- David Ward (politician)|David Ward -English politician

1955- Chris Higgins (academic)|Chris Higgins -English geneticist and academic

1955- Edmund Malura -German footballer and manager

1955- Betsy Randle -American actress

1956- Owen Paterson -English politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

1956- Joe Penny -English actor

1957- Astro (UB40)|Astro -English rapper (UB40)

1957- Mark Parkinson (Kansas politician)|Mark Parkinson -American lawyer and politician, 45th Governor of Kansas

1958- Kenneth Biros -American murderer (d. 2009)

1958- Jean Charest -Canadian politician, 29th Premier of Quebec

1958- Tom Lister, Jr. -American wrestler and actor

1958- Silvio Mondinelli -Italian mountaineer

1958- John Tortorella -American ice hockey player and coach

1958- Kathy Troccoli -American singer and author

1959- Siân James (politician)|Siân James -Welsh politician

1959- Andy McCluskey -English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (The Id, Dalek I Love You, and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

1960- Elish Angiolini -Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland

1960- Walter E. Ellis -American serial killer (d. 2013)

1960- Siedah Garrett -American singer-songwriter and pianist (Brand New Heavies)

1960- Karin Pilsäter -Swedish politician

1960- Erik Poppe -Norwegian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter

1961- Dennis Danell -American singer and guitarist (Social Distortion) (d. 2000)

1961- Iain Glen -Scottish actor

1961- Bernie Nicholls -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1961- Ralph E. Reed, Jr. -American activist

1961- Curt Smith -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Tears for Fears and Graduate (band)|Graduate)

1963- Preki -Serbian-American soccer player and coach

1963- Mike Wieringo -American author and illustrator (d. 2007)

1964- Jean-Luc Delarue -French television host and producer (d. 2012)

1964- Kathryn Parminter, Baroness Parminter -English politician

1964- Gary Suter -American ice hockey player

1965- Claude Bourbonnais -Canadian race car driver

1965- Uwe Krupp -German ice hockey player and coach

1966- H. David Kotz -American lawyer

1966- Hope Sandoval -American singer-songwriter (Mazzy Star and Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions)

1966- Adrienne Shelly -American actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

1967- Jeff Cease -American guitarist (The Black Crowes)

1967- Bill Huard -Canadian ice hockey player

1967- Richard Z. Kruspe -German guitarist (Rammstein, Emigrate (band)|Emigrate, and First Arsch)

1967- Janez Lapajne -Slovenian director and producer

1967- John Limniatis -Greek-Canadian footballer and manager

1967- Scott Oden -American author

1967- Sherry Stringfield -American actress

1968- Alaa Abdelnaby -Egyptian-American basketball player

1969- Sissel Kyrkjebø -Norwegian soprano

1969- Sakarias Jaan Leppik -Estonian priest and politician

1970- Glenn Medeiros -American singer-songwriter

1970- Bernardo Sassetti -Portuguese pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2012)

1971- Ji Jin-hee -South Korean actor

1971- Christopher Showerman -American actor and producer

1972- Robbie McEwen -Australian cyclist

1972- Denis Žvegelj -Slovenian rower

1973- Alexander Beyer -German actor

1973- Alexis Gauthier -French chef

1973- Jere Lehtinen -Finnish ice hockey player

1974- Dan Byles -English sailor, rower, and politician

1974- Vinnie Fiorello -American drummer and songwriter (Less Than Jake)

1974- Chris Guccione (umpire)|Chris Guccione -American baseball player and umpire

1974- Ruffa Gutierrez -Filipino model and actress

1975- Carla Gallo -American actress

1975- Marek Malík -Czech ice hockey player

1975- Federico Pucciariello -Argentinian-Italian rugby player

1976- Louisa Leaman -English author

1976- Brock Olivo -American football player and coach

1977- Dimos Dikoudis -Greek basketball player

1977- Jeff Farmer (footballer)|Jeff Farmer -Australian footballer

1977- Cas Jansen -Dutch actor

1978- Pantelis Kafes -Greek footballer

1978- Shunsuke Nakamura -Japanese footballer

1978- Ariel Pink -American singer-songwriter (Atheif)

1978- Juan Román Riquelme -Argentinian footballer

1978- Luis García Sanz -Spanish footballer

1978- Emppu Vuorinen -Finnish guitarist and songwriter (Nightwish, Brother Firetribe, Altaria (band)|Altaria, and Barilari)

1979- Mindy Kaling -American actress and producer

1979- Petra Němcová -Czech model and philanthropist

1979- Craig Shergold -English cancer patient

1980- Cicinho -Brazilian footballer

1980- Liane Balaban -Canadian actress

1980- Nina Dübbers -German tennis player

1980- Andrew Jones (racing driver)|Andrew Jones -Australian race car driver

1980- Minka Kelly -American actress

1982- Clint Bajada -Maltese radio host

1982- Kevin Nolan -English footballer

1982- Mark Penney -Canadian director and producer

1982- Jarret Stoll -Canadian ice hockey player

1983- Rebecca Cooke -English swimmer

1983- John Lloyd Cruz -Filipino actor

1983- Gianni Munari -Italian footballer

1984- Andrea Raggi -Italian footballer

1984- J. J. Redick -American basketball player

1985- Diego Alves Carreira -Brazilian footballer

1985- Kyle Searles -American actor

1985- Yukina Shirakawa -Japanese model

1985- Vernon Philander -South African cricketer

1986- Stuart Broad -English cricketer

1986- Phil Hughes -American baseball player

1986- Solange Knowles -American singer-songwriter and actress

1987- LiSA (Japanese musician, born 1987)|LiSA -Japanese singer-songwriter

1987- Briana Blair -American porn actress and model

1987- Simona Dobrá -Czech tennis player

1987- Serdar Güneş -Turkish footballer

1987- Craig Henderson -New Zealand footballer

1987- Arturo Lupoli -Italian footballer

1987- Lionel Messi -Argentinian footballer

1988- Nichkhun -Thai singer, dancer, and actor (2PM)

1988- Ardo Arusaar -Estonian wrestler

1988- Micah Richards -English footballer

1989- Teklemariam Medhin -Eritrean runner

1990- Michael Del Zotto -Canadian ice hockey player

1990- Richard Sukuta-Pasu -German footballer

1991- Mutaz Essa Barshim -Qatari high jumper

1991- Rie Kitahara -Japanese actress and singer (AKB48, SKE48, and Not Yet (band)|Not Yet)

1992- David Alaba -Austrian footballer

1992- Raven Goodwin -American actress

1998- Coy Stewart -American actor

History of Deaths


803- Higbald of Lindisfarne -English bishop

1314- Gilbert de Clare, 8th Earl of Gloucester -English commander (b. 1291)

1314- Robert de Clifford, 1st Baron de Clifford -English soldier, Lord Warden of the Marches (b. 1274)

1398- Hongwu Emperor -of China (b. 1328)

1439- Frederick IV, Duke of Austria -(b. 1382)

1519- Lucrezia Borgia -Italian wife of Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (b. 1480)

1520- Hosokawa Sumimoto -Japanese commander (b. 1489)

1564- Rani Durgavati -Indian queen (b. 1524)

1604- Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford -English courtier (b. 1550)

1637- Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc -French astronomer (b. 1580)

1643- John Hampden -English politician (b. 1595)

1766- Adrien Maurice de Noailles -French soldier and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (France)|Foreign Minister of France (b. 1678)

1778- Pieter Burman the Younger -Dutch philologist and educator (b. 1714)

1803- Matthew Thornton -Irish-American politician (b. 1714)

1817- Thomas McKean -American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1734)

1835- Andreas Vokos Miaoulis -Greek admiral and politician (b. 1769)

1908- Grover Cleveland -American politician, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (b. 1837)

1909- Sarah Orne Jewett -American author and poet (b. 1849)

1922- Walther Rathenau -German businessman and politician, Foreign Minister of Germany (b. 1867)

1931- Otto Mears -Russian-American businessman (b. 1840)

1931- Xiang Zhongfa -Chinese politician, 2nd General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (b. 1880)

1932- Ernst Põdder -Estonian general (b. 1879)

1935- Carlos Gardel -Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1890)

1943- Camille Roy (literary critic)|Camille Roy -Canadian priest and critic (b. 1870)

1946- Louise Whitfield Carnegie -American philanthropist (b. 1857)

1947- Emil Seidel -American politician, Mayor of Milwaukee (b. 1864)

1968- Tony Hancock -English actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)

1969- Frank King (cartoonist)|Frank King -American cartoonist (b. 1883)

1969- Willy Ley -German-American historian and author (b. 1906)

1976- Imogen Cunningham -American photographer (b. 1883)

1977- André-Gilles Fortin -Canadian politician (b. 1943)

1978- Robert Charroux -French author and critic (b. 1909)

1984- Clarence Campbell -Canadian businessman (b. 1905)

1987- Jackie Gleason -American actor and singer (b. 1916)

1988- Csaba Kesjár -Hungarian race car driver (b. 1962)

1989- Hibari Misora -Japanese singer and actress (b. 1937)

1991- Sumner Locke Elliott -Australian-American author and playwright (b. 1917)

1991- Rufino Tamayo -Mexican painter and illustrator (b. 1899)

1994- Jean Vallerand -Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1915)

1997- Brian Keith -American actor and director (b. 1921)

2000- Rodrigo (musician)|Rodrigo -Argentinian singer-songwriter (b. 1973)

2000- Vera Atkins -Romanian-English intelligence officer (b. 1908)

2000- David Tomlinson -English actor and singer (b. 1917)

2002- Pierre Werner -Luxembourgian politician, 21st Prime Minister of Luxembourg (b. 1913)

2004- Ifigeneia Giannopoulou -Greek songwriter and author (b. 1957)

2005- Yedidia Shofet -Iranian-American rabbi (b. 1908)

2005- Paul Winchell -American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922)

2006- Patsy Ramsey -American model, Miss West Virginia|Miss West Virginia 1977 (b. 1956)

2007- Byron Baer -American politician (b. 1929)

2007- Chris Benoit -Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1967)

2007- Derek Dougan -Irish footballer (b. 1938)

2007- Natasja Saad -Danish rapper (b. 1974)

2008- Gerhard Ringel -Austrian mathematician and academic (b. 1919)

2008- Ira Tucker -American singer (The Dixie Hummingbirds) (b. 1925)

2009- Roméo LeBlanc -Canadian journalist and politician, 25th Governor General of Canada (b. 1927)

2009- Ed Thomas -American educator and football coach (b. 1951)

2011- Tomislav Ivić -Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1933)

2012- Darrel Akerfelds -American baseball player and coach (b. 1962)

2012- Gad Beck -German educator and author (b. 1923)

2012- Gu Chaohao -Chinese mathematician and academic (b. 1926)

2012- Jean Cox -American tenor (b. 1922)

2012- Youssef Dawoud -Egyptian actor (b. 1938)

2012- Lonesome George -Ecuadorian tortoise (b. 1910)

2012- Miki Roqué -Spanish footballer (b. 1988)

2012- Ann C. Scales -American lawyer, educator, and activist (b. 1952)

2013- Mick Aston -English archaeologist and academic (b. 1946)

2013- Emilio Colombo -Italian politician, 40th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1920)

2013- Jackie Fargo -American wrestler (b. 1930)

2013- Joannes Gijsen -Dutch bishop (b. 1932)

2013- William Hathaway -American lawyer and politician (b. 1924)

2013- Puff Johnson -American singer-songwriter (b. 1972)

2013- James Martin (author)|James Martin -English computer scientist and author (b. 1933)

2013- Alan Myers (drummer)|Alan Myers -American drummer (Devo and Swahili Blonde) (b. 1955)

2014- John Clement (politician)|John Clement -Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1928)

2014- Olga Kotelko -Canadian runner and softball player (b. 1919)

2014- Lee McBee -American singer and harmonica player (b. 1951)

2014- Ramón José Velásquez -Venezuelan journalist, lawyer, and politician, President of Venezuela (b. 1916)

2014- Eli Wallach -American actor (b. 1915)