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4- Augustus -adopted Tiberius.
221- Roman Emperor -Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar (title)|Caesar.
363-Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate|Julian -is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian (Emperor)|Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield.
687- Pope Benedict II -chosen.
699- En no Ozuno -a Japanese mystic and apothecary who will later be regarded as the founder of a folk religion Shugendō, is banished to Izu Ōshima.
1243-Mongols defeat the Seljuk Turks -at the Battle of Köse Dağ.
1295- Przemysł II -crowned as King of Poland Rulers of Poland|king of Poland, following Ducal period. The white eagle is added to the Coat of arms of Poland|Polish coat of arms.
1407- Ulrich von Jungingen -becomes Grand Masters of the Teutonic Knights|Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.
1409- Western Schism -The Roman Catholic church is led into a double schism (religion)|schism as Petros Philargos is crowned Pope Alexander V after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.
1483- Richard III -becomes King of England.
1522-Ottomans begin the second Siege of Rhodes (1522)|Siege of Rhodes -
1541- Francisco Pizarro -is assassination|assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.
1573- French Wars of Religion -Siege of La Rochelle (1572–73)|Siege of La Rochelle ends.
1579- Livonian campaign of Stephen Báthory -begins.
1718- Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia -Peter I of Russia|Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
1723-After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku -surrenders to the Russia|Russians.
1740-A combined force Spanish, free blacks and allied Indians defeat a British garrison at the Siege of Fort Mose -near St. Augustine, Florida|St. Augustine during the War of Jenkins' Ear.
1794- French Revolutionary Wars -Battle of Fleurus (1794)|Battle of Fleurus marked the first successful military use of aircraft.
1830- William IV of the United Kingdom|William IV -becomes king of Britain and Hanover.
1843- Treaty of Nanking -comes into effect, Hong Kong Island is ceded to the British "in perpetuity".
1848-End of the June Days Uprising -in Paris.
1857-The first investiture of the Victoria Cross -in Hyde Park, London|Hyde Park, London.
1870-The Christianity|Christian -holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
1886- Henri Moissan -isolated elemental Fluorine for the first time.
1889- Bangui -is founded by Albert Dolisie and Alfred Uzac in what was then the upper reaches of the French Congo.
1906- 1906 French Grand Prix -the first Grand Prix motor racing event held
1907-The 1907 Tiflis bank robbery -took place in Yerevan Square, now Freedom Square, Tbilisi.
1909-The Science Museum (London)|Science Museum -in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
1917-The first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside United Kingdom|Britain -and France against Germany in World War I.
1918-World War I, Eastern Front (World War I)|Western Front -Battle for Belleau Wood
1924-American occupying forces leave the Dominican Republic -
1927- The Cyclone -roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
1934- President of the United States|President -Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
1936-Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61 -the first practical helicopter.
1940- World War II -Under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union presents an June 1940 Soviet Ultimatum|ultimatum to Romania requiring it to cede Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina.
1941-World War II: Soviet planes Košice attack|bomb Kassa, Hungary -(now Košice, Slovakia), giving Hungary the impetus to declare war the next day.
1942-The first flight of the Grumman -F6F Hellcat.
1944-World War II: The Battle of Osuchy -in Osuchy, Poland, one of the largest battles between Nazi Germany and Polish resistance movement in World War II|Polish resistance forces, ends with the defeat of the latter.
1945-The United Nations Charter -is signed in San Francisco.
1948-The Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union -blockades West Berlin.
1948- William Shockley -files the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.
1948- Shirley Jackson -s short story ''The Lottery'' is published in ''The New Yorker'' magazine.
1952-The Pan-Malayan Labour Party -is founded in Federation of Malaya|Malaya, as a union of statewide labour parties.
1953- Lavrentiy Beria -head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
1955-The South African Congress Alliance adopts the Freedom Charter -at the Congress of the People (1955)|Congress of the People in Kliptown.
1959-The Saint Lawrence Seaway -opens, opening North America's Great Lakes (North America)|Great Lakes to ocean-going ships.
1960-The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland -gains its independence as Somaliland.
1960- Madagascar -gains its independence from France.
1963-U.S. President John F. Kennedy -gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, underlining the support of the United States for democratic West Germany shortly after Soviet Union|Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall.
1963- Levi Eshkol -becomes the Israeli Prime Minister.
1967- John Paul II|Karol Wojtyła -(later John Paul II) made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.
1973-At Plesetsk Cosmodrome -nine people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
1974-The Universal Product Code -is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
1975-Two FBI -agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
1977-The Yorkshire Ripper -kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she is the first victim who is not a prostitute.
1977- Elvis Presley -performs the final concert of his life in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1991- Ten-Day War -The Yugoslav people's army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
1995- Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani -deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
1995-Attempted assassination of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak -in Addis Ababa.
1997-The Supreme Court of the United States|U.S. Supreme Court -rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1997- Bertie Ahern -becomes Prime Minister of Ireland.
2000- Bill Clinton|President Clinton -announces the completion of the first survey of the entire human genome.
2000- John Paul II -revealed the Three Secrets of Fátima|third secret of Fátima.
2003-The Supreme Court of the United States|U.S. Supreme Court -rules in ''Lawrence v. Texas'' that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
2004- Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson -re-elected as President of Iceland.
2006- Mari Alkatiri -the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.
2007- Benedict XVI -reinstated the traditional laws of papal election in which a successful candidate must receive 2/ of the votes.
2010- Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud -elected as President of Somaliland.
2012-The Waldo Canyon Fire -descends into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs, Colorado|Colorado Springs burning 347 homes in a matter of hours and killing two people.
2013-The Supreme Court of the United States|U.S. Supreme Court -United States v. Windsor|rules that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution|Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
2013- June 2013 Shanshan riots|Riots -in China's Xinjiang region kill at least 36 people and injuring 21 others.
2013- Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani -became Prime Minister of Qatar.
1501- Cho Shik -Korean poet and scholar (d. 1572)
1575- Anne Catherine of Brandenburg -(d. 1612)
1582- Johannes Schultz (composer)|Johannes Schultz -German composer (d. 1653)
1681- Hedvig Sophia of Sweden -(d. 1708)
1689- Edward Holyoke -American clergyman and academic (d. 1769)
1694- Georg Brandt -Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1768)
1699- Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin -famous French salon hostess of the French Enlightenment|Enlightenment (d. 1777)
1702- Philip Doddridge -English educator and hymnwriter (d. 1751)
1703- Thomas Clap -American minister and academic (d. 1767)
1726- Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia -(d. 1796)
1730- Charles Messier -French astronomer (d. 1817)
1764- Jan Paweł Łuszczewski -Polish politician of the Four-Year Sejm and the Duchy of Warsaw (d. 1812)
1786- Sunthorn Phu -Thai poet (d. 1855)
1796- Jan Paweł Lelewel -Polish painter (d. 1847)
1798- Wolfgang Menzel -German poet and critic (d. 1873)
1817- Branwell Brontë -English painter and poet (d. 1848)
1819- Abner Doubleday -American general (d. 1893)
1821- Bartolomé Mitre -Argentinian politician, 6th President of Argentina (d. 1906)
1824- William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin -Irish physicist and engineer (d. 1907)
1835- Thomas W. Knox -American journalist and author (d. 1896)
1839- Sam Watkins -American soldier and author (d. 1901)
1854- Robert Laird Borden -Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1937)
1865- Bernard Berenson -Lithuanian-American historian and author (d. 1959)
1866- George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon -English archaeologist and banker (d. 1923)
1869- Martin Andersen Nexø -Danish journalist and author (d. 1954)
1875- Oskar Goßler -German rower (d. 1953)
1880- Mitchell Lewis -American actor (d. 1956)
1881- Ya'akov Cohen (writer)|Ya'akov Cohen -Israeli linguist, poet, and playwright (d. 1960)
1885- Antonie Nedošinská -Czech actress (d. 1950)
1892- Pearl S. Buck -American author and educator, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1893- Dorothy Fuldheim -American journalist (d. 1989)
1895- George Hainsworth -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1950)
1898- Willy Messerschmitt -German engineer and businessman (d. 1978)
1898- Chesty Puller -American general (d. 1971)
1899- Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899–1918)|Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia -(d. 1918)
1901- Stuart Symington -American lieutenant and politician (d. 1988)
1902- Hugues Cuénod -Swiss tenor (d. 2010)
1903- Big Bill Broonzy -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1958)
1904- Frank Scott Hogg -Canadian astronomer and academic (d. 1951)
1904- Peter Lorre -Slovak-American actor (d. 1964)
1905- Lynd Ward -American author and illustrator (d. 1985)
1906- Alberto Rabagliati -Italian singer and actor (Lecuona Cuban Boys) (d. 1974)
1906- Viktor Schreckengost -American industrial designer (d. 2008)
1907- Debs Garms -American baseball player (d. 1984)
1908- Salvador Allende -Chilean physician and politician, 29th President of Chile (d. 1973)
1909- Colonel Tom Parker -Dutch-American talent manager (d. 1997)
1909- Wolfgang Reitherman -German-American animator, director, and producer (d. 1985)
1911- Babe Didrikson Zaharias -American golfer and basketball player (d. 1956)
1911- Bronisław Żurakowski -Polish engineer, plane constructor and glider test pilot (d. 2009)
1913- Aimé Césaire -French poet, author, and politician (d. 2008)
1913- Maurice Wilkes -English computer scientist and physicist (d. 2010)
1914- Kathryn Johnston -American shooting victim (d. 2006)
1914- Laurie Lee -English author and poet (d. 1997)
1915- Paul Castellano -American mobster (d. 1985)
1915- Charlotte Zolotow -American author and poet (d. 2013)
1916- Virginia Satir -American psychotherapist and author (d. 1988)
1916- Giuseppe Taddei -Italian opera singer (d. 2010)
1919- Richard Neustadt -American political scientist and academic (d. 2003)
1920- Jean-Pierre Roy -Canadian baseball player and sportscaster
1921- Violette Szabo -French secret agent (d. 1945)
1922- Walter Farley -American author (d. 1989)
1922- Eleanor Parker -American actress and singer (d. 2013)
1922- Alan T. Peacock -English economist and academic
1922- Dick Smith (make-up artist)|Dick Smith -American make-up artist (d. 2014)
1923- Franz-Paul Decker -German conductor
1923- Barbara Graham -American murderer (d. 1955)
1924- Kostas Axelos -Greek-French philosopher (d. 2010)
1924- Richard Bull (actor)|Richard Bull -American actor (d. 2014)
1925- Pavel Belyayev -Russian pilot who commanded the Voskhod 2 mission of the first spacewalk(d. 1970)
1925- Wolfgang Unzicker -German Grandmaster (chess)|Chess Grandmaster
1927- Robert Kroetsch -Canadian author and poet (d. 2011)
1928- Jacob Druckman -American composer (d. 1996)
1928- Yoshiro Nakamatsu -Japanese inventor
1929- Fred Bruemmer -Latvian-Canadian photographer and author (d. 2013)
1929- Milton Glaser -American graphic designer
1930- Jackie Fargo -American wrestler (d. 2013)
1931- Colin Wilson -English philosopher and author (d. 2013)
1933- Claudio Abbado -Italian conductor (d. 2014)
1933- Gene Green (baseball)|Gene Green -American baseball player (d. 1981)
1933- David Winnick -English politician
1934- Kenneth Barker (academic)|Kenneth Barker -English academic
1934- Dave Grusin -American pianist and composer
1934- Jeremy Wolfenden -English spy (d. 1965)
1935- Dwight York -American singer (Passion (band)|Passion)
1936- Robert Maclennan, Baron Maclennan of Rogart -Scottish politician
1936- Edith Pearlman -American author
1936- Jean-Claude Turcotte -Canadian cardinal
1936- Nancy Willard -American author and poet
1937- Sombat Metanee -Thai actor and director
1937- Robert Coleman Richardson -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1937- Reggie Workman -American jazz double bassist.
1938- Neil Abercrombie -American sociologist and politician, 7th Governor of Hawaii
1938- Billy Davis, Jr. -American singer (The 5th Dimension)
1938- Margret Göbl -German figure skater (d. 2013)
1938- Gerald North -American climatologist and academic
1938- Krzysztof Baranowski -Polish yachtsman and sailor
1939- Chuck Robb -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th Governor of Virginia
1940- Vyacheslav Ionov -Russian canoe racer (d. 2012)
1941- Yves Beauchemin -Canadian author and academic
1941- Hiro Narita -Japanese-American cinematographer
1942- J.J. Dillon -American wrestler and manager
1942- Gilberto Gil -Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and politician
1943- John Beasley (actor)|John Beasley -American actor
1943- Georgie Fame -English singer and pianist (Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings)
1943- Warren Farrell -American author and educator
1944- Arthur Doyle -American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and flute player (d. 2014)
1944- Wolfgang Weber -German footballer and manager
1944- Gennady Zyuganov -Russian politician, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation
1946- Candace Pert -American neuroscientist and pharmacologist (d. 2013)
1949- Adrian Gurvitz -English singer, songwriter
1950- Jaak Joala -Estonian singer (d. 2014)
1951- Pamela Bellwood -American actress
1951- Gary Gilmour -Australian cricketer and manager (d. 2014)
1952- Gordon McQueen -Scottish footballer and manager
1952- Greg Palast -American journalist and author
1953- Robert Davi -American actor and singer
1953- Nigel Sheinwald -English diplomat, List of Ambassadors of the United Kingdom to the United States|British Ambassador to the United States
1954- Steve Barton -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2001)
1955- Mick Jones (The Clash)|Mick Jones -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite, General Public, Carbon/Silicon, and London SS)
1955- Dick Mol -Dutch paleontologist
1955- Gedde Watanabe -American actor
1956- Chris Isaak -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1956- Patrick Mercer -English colonel and politician
1957- Al Hunter Ashton -English actor and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1957- Philippe Couillard -Canadian surgeon and politician, 31st Premier of Quebec
1957- Randy Pobst -American race car driver
1957- Patty Smyth -American singer-songwriter (Scandal (American band)|Scandal)
1958- Jonathan Bate -English author, critic, and academic
1958- Riho Sibul -Estonian singer and guitarist (Ultima Thule (Estonian band)|Ultima Thule and Propeller (band)|Propeller)
1959- Mark McKinney -Canadian actor and screenwriter
1960- Zachary Breaux -American guitarist (d. 1997)
1960- Mark Durkan -Irish politician, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland
1961- Greg LeMond -American cyclist
1961- Terri Nunn -American singer and actress (Berlin (band)|Berlin)
1962- Jerome Kersey -American basketball player
1963- Richard Garfield -American game designer, created ''Magic: The Gathering''
1963- Mikhail Khodorkovsky -Russian businessman
1963- Mark McClellan -American economist and politician
1963- Harriet Wheeler -English singer-songwriter (The Sundays)
1964- Tommi Mäkinen -Finnish race car driver
1966- Dany Boon -French actor, director, and screenwriter
1966- Yūko Minaguchi -Japanese voice actress
1966- Jürgen Reil -American drummer (Kreator)
1967- Inha Babakova -Ukrainian high jumper
1967- Olivier Dahan -French director and screenwriter
1967- Todd Pletcher -American horse trainer
1968- Isshin Chiba -Japanese voice actor
1968- Paolo Maldini -Italian footballer
1968- Shannon Sharpe -American football player and sportscaster
1969- Carlo Boszhard -Dutch singer and television host
1969- Colin Greenwood -English bass player and songwriter (Radiohead)
1969- Ingrid Lempereur -Belgian swimmer
1969- Francis Magee -Irish actor
1969- Geir Moen -Norwegian sprinter
1969- Mike Myers (baseball)|Mike Myers -American baseball player
1970- Paul Thomas Anderson -American director, producer, and screenwriter
1970- Paul Bitok -Kenyan runner
1970- Irv Gotti -American record producer, co-founded The Inc. Records
1970- Sean Hayes (actor)|Sean Hayes -American actor, singer, and producer
1970- Takeshi Konomi -Japanese illustrator
1970- Matt Letscher -American actor and playwright
1970- Adam Ndlovu -Zimbabwean footballer (d. 2012)
1970- Chris O'Donnell -American actor and producer
1970- Nick Offerman -American actor and producer
1971- Max Biaggi -Italian motorcycle racer
1971- Emma Noble -English model and actress
1972- Garou (singer)|Garou -Canadian singer
1972- Caroline Nokes -English politician
1972- Asako Tajimi -Japanese volleyball player
1972- Jai Taurima -Australian long jumper
1973- Amen (rock musician)|Amen -Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lordi)
1973- Rebecca Budig -American actress
1973- Parry Shen -American actor
1973- Gretchen Wilson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974- Jason Craig -American illustrator
1974- Derek Jeter -American baseball player
1974- Jason Kendall -American baseball player
1974- Nicole Saba -Lebanese singer and actress (The 4 Cats)
1974- Kristofer Steen -Swedish guitarist (Refused and Final Exit (band)|Final Exit)
1974- Matt Striker -American wrestler, sportscaster, and actor
1975- KJ-52 -American rapper (Peace of Mind (band)|Peace of Mind)
1975- Chris Armstrong (ice hockey)|Chris Armstrong -Canadian ice hockey player
1975- Marie-Nicole Lemieux -Canadian opera singer
1975- Terry Skiverton -English footballer and manager
1976- Ed Jovanovski -Canadian ice hockey player
1976- Paweł Małaszyński -Polish actor
1976- Chad Pennington -American football player and sportscaster
1976- Gordon Moakes -English bass player and singer (Bloc Party and Young Legionnaire)
1977- Mark Jindrak -American wrestler
1977- Florian Kehrmann -German handball player
1977- Tite Kubo -Japanese illustrator
1977- Quincy Lewis -American basketball player
1978- Maxime Boilard -Canadian canoe racer
1979- Brandi Burkhardt -American actress and singer
1979- Ryo Fukuda -Japanese race car driver
1979- Walter Herrmann -Argentinian basketball player
1979- Ryan Tedder -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (OneRepublic)
1980- Sinik -French rapper
1980- Hamílton Hênio Ferreira Calheiros -Togolese footballer
1980- Jason Schwartzman -American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (Phantom Planet)
1980- Chris Shelton -American baseball player
1980- Michael Vick -American football player
1981- Natalya Antyukh -Russian sprinter and hurdler
1981- Paolo Cannavaro -Italian footballer
1981- Andrea Gibbs -Australian actress and radio host
1981- Kanako Kondō -Japanese voice actress
1981- Damien Sargue -French singer and actor
1981- Takashi Toritani -Japanese baseball player
1982- Zuzana Kučová -Slovak tennis player
1983- Vinícius Rodrigues Almeida -Brazilian footballer
1983- Toyonoshima Daiki -Japanese sumo wrestler
1983- Felipe Melo -Brazilian footballer
1983- Antonio Rosati -Italian footballer
1984- José Juan Barea -Puerto Rican basketball player
1984- Yankuba Ceesay -Gambian footballer
1984- Elijah Dukes -American baseball player
1984- Raymond Felton -American basketball player
1984- Priscah Jeptoo -Kenyan runner
1984- Aubrey Plaza -American actress
1984- Gabrielle Walcott -Trinidadian model, Miss Trinidad & Tobago Universe|Miss Trinidad & Tobago Universe 2011
1984- Deron Williams -American basketball player
1985- Ogyen Trinley Dorje -Tibetan spiritual leader, 17th Karmapa Lama
1985- Arjun Kapoor -Indian actor
1986- Xisco (footballer born 1986)|Xisco -Spanish footballer
1986- Duvier Riascos -Colombian footballer
1987- Carlos Iaconelli -Brazilian race car driver
1987- Samir Nasri -French footballer
1987- Hamilton Pereira -Uruguayan footballer
1988- Remy LaCroix -American porn actress
1988- Amanda Marchant -English singer (Samanda)
1988- Sam Marchant -English singer (Samanda)
1988- Rina Nakanishi -Japanese model and singer (AKB48)
1988- Oliver Stang -German footballer
1988- Masakazu Tashiro -Japanese footballer
1989- Lü Huihui -Chinese javelin thrower
1990- Belaynesh Oljira -Ethiopian runner
1991- Houssem Chemali -French footballer
1991- Diego Falcinelli -Italian footballer
1992- Joel Campbell -Costa Rican footballer
1992- Jennette McCurdy -American actress and singer
1993- Ariana Grande -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1994- Hollie Arnold -English javelin thrower
1994- Leonard Carow -German actor
1995- Reema Major -Sudanese-Canadian rapper
History of Deaths
363- Julian (emperor)|Julian -Roman emperor (b. 332)
1487- John Argyropoulos -Byzantine philosopher (b. 1415)
1541- Francisco Pizarro -Spanish explorer and politician (b. 1471)
1688- Ralph Cudworth -English philosopher and academic (b. 1617)
1752- Giulio Alberoni -Spanish cardinal (b. 1664)
1757- Maximilian Ulysses Browne -Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
1784- Caesar Rodney -American lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Delaware (b. 1728)
1793- Gilbert White -English ornithologist and ecologist (b. 1720)
1795- Johannes Jährig -German linguist (b. 1747)
1808- Ludwik Tyszkiewicz -Polish poet and politician (b. 1748)
1810- Montgolfier brothers|Joseph-Michel Montgolfier -French inventor, co-invented the hot air balloon (b. 1740)
1830- George IV of the United Kingdom -(b. 1762)
1836- Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle -French soldier and composer (b. 1760)
1856- Max Stirner -German philosopher (b. 1806)
1870- Armand Barbès -French republican revolutionary (b. 1809)
1878- Mercedes of Orléans -(b. 1860)
1883- Edward Sabine -Irish-English astronomer, geophysicist, and ornithologist (b. 1788)
1918- Peter Rosegger -Austrian poet (b. 1843)
1922- Albert I, Prince of Monaco -(b. 1848)
1938- Daria Pratt -American golfer (b. 1859)
1938- James Weldon Johnson -American poet, lawyer and politician (b. 1871)
1939- Ford Madox Ford -English author, poet, and critic (b. 1873)
1943- Karl Landsteiner -Austrian biologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)
1945- Emil Hácha -Czech lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1872)
1946- Max Kögel -German SS officer (b. 1895)
1946- Yōsuke Matsuoka -Japanese politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Japan (b. 1880)
1947- Richard Bedford Bennett -Canadian politician, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1870)
1948- Lilian Velez -Filipino actress and singer (b. 1924)
1949- Kim Gu -Korean politician and educator, 13th Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea#List of presidents|President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (b. 1876)
1955- Engelbert Zaschka -German engineer (b. 1895)
1956- Clifford Brown -American trumpet player and composer (b. 1930)
1956- Richie Powell -American pianist (b. 1931)
1957- Alfred Döblin -German doctor and author (b. 1878)
1957- Malcolm Lowry -English poet and author (b. 1909)
1958- George Orton -Canadian runner (b. 1873)
1958- Andrija Štampar -Croatian physician and scholar (b. 1888)
1962- Émile Wegelin -French rower (b. 1875)
1964- Léo Dandurand -American-Canadian businessman (b. 1889)
1967- Françoise Dorléac -French actress (b. 1942)
1975- Josemaría Escrivá -Spanish priest and saint (b. 1902)
1979- Akwasi Afrifa -Ghanaian politician (b. 1936)
1980- Miriam Daly -Irish activist (b. 1928)
1989- Howard Charles Green -Canadian politician (b. 1895)
1990- Anni Blomqvist -Finnish author (b. 1909)
1992- Buddy Rogers (wrestler)|Buddy Rogers -American wrestler (b. 1921)
1993- Roy Campanella -American baseball player (b. 1921)
1993- William H. Riker -American political scientist and academic (b. 1920)
1994- Jahanara Imam -Bangladeshi author and activist (b. 1929)
1996- Veronica Guerin -Irish journalist and accountant (b. 1958)
1997- Don Hutson -American football player (b. 1913)
1997- Israel Kamakawiwoʻole -American singer-songwriter and ukulele player (Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau) (b. 1959)
2000- Logan Ramsey -American actor (b. 1921)
2001- Soccer (dog)|Soccer -American acting dog (b. 1988)
2002- Jay Berwanger -American football player (b. 1914)
2002- Arnold Brown (General of The Salvation Army)|Arnold Brown -English-Canadian 11th Generals of The Salvation Army|General of The Salvation Army (b. 1913)
2003- Marc-Vivien Foé -Cameroon footballer (b. 1975)
2003- Denver Randleman -American sergeant (b. 1920)
2003- Denis Thatcher -English soldier and businessman (b. 1915)
2003- Strom Thurmond -American general, lawyer, and politician, 103rd Governor of South Carolina (b. 1902)
2004- Ott Arder -Estonian poet and translator (b. 1950)
2004- Yash Johar -Indian film producer, founded Dharma Productions (b. 1929)
2004- Naomi Shemer -Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1930)
2005- Tõnno Lepmets -Estonian basketball player (b. 1938)
2005- Richard Whiteley -English journalist and game show host (b. 1943)
2006- Tommy Wonder (magician)|Tommy Wonder -Dutch magician (b. 1953)
2007- Liz Claiborne (fashion designer)|Liz Claiborne -Belgian-American fashion designer, founded Liz Claiborne (b. 1929)
2007- Joey Sadler -New Zealand rugby player (b. 1914)
2010- Algirdas Brazauskas -Lithuanian politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (b. 1932)
2010- Harald Keres -Estonian physicist (b. 1912)
2010- Sergio Vega (singer)|Sergio Vega -Mexican singer (b. 1969)
2012- Sverker Åström -Swedish diplomat (b. 1915)
2012- Daniel Batman -Australian sprinter (b. 1981)
2012- Pat Cummings -American basketball player (b. 1956)
2012- Ann Curtis -American swimmer (b. 1926)
2012- Nora Ephron -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1941)
2012- Mario O'Hara -Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
2012- Doris Singleton -American actress (b. 1919)
2012- Risley C. Triche -American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
2013- Henrik Otto Donner -Finnish trumpet player and composer (b. 1939)
2013- Edward Huggins Johnstone -Brazilian-American judge (b. 1922)
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