This Day in History

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

Events History


1039- Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor|Henry III -becomes Holy Roman Emperor.

1411-King Charles VI of France|Charles VI -granted a monopoly for the ripening of Roquefort|Roquefort cheese to the people of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon as they had been doing for centuries.

1615- Siege of Osaka -Forces under Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.

1647- Canonicus -Grand Chief Sachem of the Narragansett Indian Tribe dies. He was Chief Sachem of the Narragansett Tribe (rivals to the Wampanoag) at the time of the Pilgrims landing in Plymouth.

1745- Battle of Hohenfriedberg -Frederick the Great|Frederick the Great's Prussian army decisively defeated an Austrian army under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine during the War of the Austrian Succession.

1760- Great Upheaval -New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada, taken from the Acadians.

1783-The Montgolfier brothers -publicly demonstrate their ''montgolfière'' (hot air balloon).

1784- Élisabeth Thible -was the first woman to fly in an untethered hot air balloon. Her flight covered 4 kilometres in 45 minutes, and reached 1,500 metres altitude (estimated).

1792- Captain (Royal Navy)|Captain -George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1794-British troops capture Port-au-Prince -in Haiti.

1802-Grieving over the death of his wife, Clothilde of France|Marie Clotilde of France -King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel I of Savoy|Victor Emmanuel.

1812-Following Louisiana -s admittance as a U.S. state, the Louisiana Territory is renamed the Missouri Territory.

1825- Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette|General Lafayette -a French people|French officer in the American Revolutionary War, speaks at what would become Lafayette Square, Buffalo, during his Visit of the Marquis de Lafayette to the United States|visit to the United States.

1855-Major Henry C. Wayne -departs New York City|New York aboard the {{USS|Supply|1846|6}} to procure camels to establish the U.S. Camel Corps.

1859- Second Italian War of Independence|Italian Independence wars -In the Battle of Magenta, the France|French army, under Louis-Napoleon, defeat the Austrian army.

1862- American Civil War -Confederate States of America|Confederate troops evacuate Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River, leaving the way clear for Union (American Civil War)|Union troops to take Memphis, Tennessee.

1876-An express train -called the ''Transcontinental Express'' arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad (North America)|First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City.

1878- Cyprus Convention -The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title.

1896- Henry Ford -completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run.

1912- Massachusetts -becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage.

1913- Emily Davison -a suffragette, runs out in front of King George V of the United Kingdom|George V's horse, Anmer (horse)|Anmer, at the Epsom Derby. She is trampled, never regains consciousness and dies four days later.

1916- World War I -Russian Empire|Russia opens the Brusilov Offensive with an artillery barrage of Austria-Hungary|Austro-Hungarian lines in Galicia (Eastern Europe)|Galicia.

1917-The first Pulitzer Prize -are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for biography (for ''Julia Ward Howe''). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work ''With Americans of Past and Present Days''. Herbert B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the ''New York World''.

1919- Women's rights -The Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

1920- Hungary -loses 71% of its territory and 63% of its population when the Treaty of Trianon is signed in Paris.

1928-The President of the Republic of China -Zhang Zuolin, is assassinated by Japanese agents.

1932- Marmaduke Grove -and other Chilean military officers lead a coup d'etat establishing the short-lived Socialist Republic of Chile.

1939- Holocaust -The {{MS|St. Louis}}, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Nazism|Nazi concentration camps.

1940- World War II -The Dunkirk evacuation ends

1942-World War II: The Battle of Midway -begins. The Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese navy.

1943-A Revolution of '43|military coup -in Argentina ousts Ramón Castillo.

1944-World War II: A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy -captures the German submarine German submarine U-505|''U-505''

1944-World War II: Rome -falls to the Allies of World War II|Allies, the first Axis powers|Axis capital (political)|capital to fall.

1961-In the Vienna summit -the Soviet Union|Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev sparks the Berlin Crisis of 1961|Berlin Crisis by threatening to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany and ending American, British and French access to East Berlin.

1965- Duane Earl Pope -robs the Farmers' State Bank of Big Springs, Nebraska, killing three people execution-style and severely wounding a fourth. The crime later puts Pope on the FBI Ten Most Wanted list.

1970- Tonga -gains independence from the United Kingdom.

1974-During Ten Cent Beer Night -inebriated Cleveland Indians fans start a riot, causing the game to be forfeited to the Texas Rangers (baseball)|Texas Rangers.

1975-The Governor of California -Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights.

1979- Flight Lieutenant -Jerry Rawlings takes power in Ghana after a military coup d'état|coup in which General Fred Akuffo is overthrown.

1986- Jonathan Pollard -pleads guilty to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel.

1988-Three cars on a train carrying hexogen -to Kazakhstan Arzamas train disaster|explode in Arzamas, Gorky Oblast, Soviet Union|USSR, killing 91 and injuring about 1,500.

1989- Ali Khamenei -is elected as the new Supreme Leader of Iran|Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Assembly of Experts after the death and funeral of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

1989-The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989|Tiananmen Square protests -are violently ended in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army, with at least 241 dead.

1989- Solidarity (Polish trade union)|Solidarity -s victory in the first (somewhat) free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communism|communist revolutions in Eastern Europe, leads to the creation of the so-called Contract Sejm and begins the Autumn of Nations.

1989- Ufa train disaster -A natural gas explosion near Ufa, Russia, kills 575 as two trains passing each other throw sparks near a leaky pipeline.

1996-The first flight of Ariane 5 -explodes after roughly 37 seconds. It was a Cluster mission.

1998- Terry Nichols -is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

2001- Gyanendra -the last King of Nepal, ascends to the throne after the massacre in the Royal Palace.

2010- Falcon 9 Flight 1 -is the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40.

2012-The Diamond Jubilee Concert -is held outside Buckingham Palace on The Mall, London.

Famous Birthdays


1394- Philippa of England -(d. 1430)

1489- Antoine, Duke of Lorraine -(d. 1544)

1604- Claudia de' Medici -Italian daughter of Christina of Lorraine (d. 1648)

1665- Zacharie Robutel de La Noue -Canadian captain (d. 1733)

1694- François Quesnay -French economist and physician (d. 1774)

1704- Benjamin Huntsman -English inventor and businessman (d. 1776)

1738- George III of the United Kingdom -(d. 1820)

1744- Patrick Ferguson -Scottish soldier, designed the Ferguson rifle (d. 1780)

1754- Miguel de Azcuénaga -Argentinian soldier (d. 1833)

1754- Franz Xaver von Zach -Slovak astronomer (d. 1832)

1787- Constant Prévost -French geologist (d. 1856)

1801- James Pennethorne -English architect, designed Victoria Park, London|Victoria Park (d. 1871)

1821- Apollon Maykov -Russian poet and playwright (d. 1897)

1829- Jinmaku Kyūgorō -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 12th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1903)

1854- Solko van den Bergh -Dutch target shooter (d. 1916)

1860- Alexis Lapointe -Canadian runner (d. 1924)

1866- Miina Sillanpää -Finnish journalist and politician (d. 1952)

1867- Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim -Finnish general and politician, 6th President of Finland (d. 1951)

1877- Heinrich Otto Wieland -German chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)

1879- Mabel Lucie Attwell -English author and illustrator (d. 1964)

1880- Clara Blandick -Hong Kong-American actress (d. 1962)

1885- Arturo Rawson -Argentinian general and politician, 26th President of Argentina (d. 1952)

1887- Tom Longboat -Canadian runner (d. 1949)

1894- La Bolduc -Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 1941)

1903- Yevgeny Mravinsky -Russian conductor (d. 1988)

1904- Bhagat Puran Singh -Indian publisher, environmentalist, and philanthropist (d. 1992)

1907- Jacques Roumain -Haitian journalist and politician (d. 1944)

1907- Rosalind Russell -American actress and singer (d. 1976)

1907- Patience Strong -English poet and journalist (d. 1990)

1908- Geli Raubal -Austrian daughter of Angela Hitler (d. 1931)

1910- Christopher Cockerell -English engineer, invented the hovercraft (d. 1999)

1912- Robert Jacobsen -Danish sculptor and painter (d. 1993)

1915- Modibo Keïta -Malian politician, 1st President of Mali (d. 1977)

1916- Robert F. Furchgott -American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)

1916- Fernand Leduc -Canadian painter (d. 2014)

1917- Robert Merrill -American actor and singer (d. 2004)

1920- Russell E. Train -American civil servant (d. 2012)

1921- Don Diamond -American actor (d. 2011)

1921- Milan Komar -Slovenian-Argentinian philosopher (d. 2006)

1921- Bobby Wanzer -American basketball player and coach

1923- Elizabeth Jolley -English-Australian author (d. 2007)

1924- Tofilau Eti Alesana -Samoan politician, 5th Prime Minister of Samoa (d. 1999)

1924- Dennis Weaver -American actor and director (d. 2006)

1925- Antonio Puchades -Spanish footballer (d. 2013)

1926- Robert Earl Hughes -American List of the heaviest people|heaviest human being (d. 1958)

1926- Ain Kaalep -Estonian poet, playwright, and critic

1926- Ivan Karp -American art dealer (d. 2012)

1926- Judith Malina -German-American actress and director, co-founded The Living Theatre

1927- Henning Carlsen -Danish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1927- Geoffrey Palmer (actor)|Geoffrey Palmer -English actor

1928- Ruth Westheimer -German-American therapist and author

1929- Karolos Papoulias -Greek politician, 5th President of Greece

1930- George Chesworth -English air marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Moray

1930- Morgana King -American singer and actress

1930- Viktor Tikhonov -Russian ice hockey player and coach

1931- Gustav Nossal -Austrian-Australian biologist and academic

1932- John Drew Barrymore -American actor (d. 2004)

1932- Oliver Nelson -American saxophonist and composer (d. 1975)

1932- Maurice Shadbolt -New Zealand author and playwright (d. 2004)

1934- Monica Dacon -Vincentian educator and politician, 6th Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

1934- Seamus Elliott -Irish cyclist (d. 1971)

1934- Daphne Sheldrick -Kenyan author and activist

1935- Colette Boky -Canadian soprano

1935- Berhanu Dinka -Ethiopian economist and diplomat (d. 2013)

1936- Nutan -Indian actress and singer (d. 1991)

1936- Bruce Dern -American actor

1936- Oleg Fedoseyev -Russian triple jumper (d. 2001)

1937- Freddy Fender -American singer and guitarist (Texas Tornados and Los Super Seven) (d. 2006)

1937- Robert Fulghum -American author

1937- Gorilla Monsoon -American wrestler, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1999)

1937- Mortimer Zuckerman -Canadian-American businessman, founded Boston Properties

1938- Art Mahaffey -American baseball player

1939- Jeremy Browne, 11th Marquess of Sligo -Irish politician

1939- Denis de Belleval -Canadian politician

1939- George Reid (Scottish politician)|George Reid -Scottish politician, 2nd Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament

1940- David Collings -English actor

1940- Ludwig Schwarz -Slovak-Austrian bishop

1941- Kenneth G. Ross -Australian playwright and screenwriter

1942- Louis Reichardt -American mountaineer

1942- Bill Rowe -Canadian lawyer and politician

1943- Sandra Haynie -American golfer

1943- Tom Jaine -English author

1943- Joyce Meyer -American educator and author

1944- Roger Ball (musician)|Roger Ball -Scottish saxophonist and songwriter (Average White Band)

1944- Michelle Phillips -American singer-songwriter and actress (The Mamas & the Papas)

1945- Anthony Braxton -American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (Circle (jazz band)|Circle and Creative Construction Company)

1945- Daniel Topolski -English rower and coach

1945- Gordon Waller -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Peter and Gordon) (d. 2009)

1946- S. P. Balasubrahmanyam -Indian actor, singer, director, and producer

1946- Sandra Dawson -English academic

1947- Jack Baker (actor)|Jack Baker -American actor (d. 1994)

1947- Viktor Klima -Austrian businessman and politician, 25th Chancellor of Austria

1947- Ashok Saraf -Indian actor

1948- Bob Champion -English jockey

1948- Sandra Post -Canadian golfer

1948- Jürgen Sparwasser -German footballer and manager

1949- Gabriel Arcand -Canadian actor

1949- Mark B. Cohen -American lawyer and politician

1950- Raymond Dumais -Canadian bishop (d. 2012)

1950- Dagmar Krause -German singer and pianist (Slapp Happy, Henry Cow, Art Bears, and News from Babel)

1950- George Noory -American radio host

1950- Kevin Woodford -Manx chef and actor

1951- Bronisław Malinowski (athlete)|Bronisław Malinowski -Polish runner (d. 1981)

1951- Melanie Phillips -English journalist and author

1951- Wendy Pini -American author and illustrator

1951- David Yip -English actor and playwright

1952- Bronisław Komorowski -Polish historian and politician, 5th President of Poland

1952- Dambudzo Marechera -Zimbabwean author and poet

1952- Parker Stevenson -American actor and director

1953- Linda Lingle -American politician, 6th Governor of Hawaii

1953- Jimmy McCulloch -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (One in a Million (band)|One in a Million, Wings (band)|Wings, Small Faces, The Dukes (band)|The Dukes, and Thunderclap Newman) (d. 1979)

1953- Susumu Ojima -Japanese businessman, founded Huser

1953- Paul Samson -English guitarist and producer (Samson (band)|Samson) (d. 2002)

1955- Val McDermid -Scottish author

1955- Mary Testa -American actress

1956- Martin Adams -English darts player

1956- Keith David -American actor and singer

1956- John Hockenberry -American journalist and author

1956- Terry Kennedy -American baseball player and manager

1956- Gerry Ryan -Irish radio and television host (d. 2010)

1956- Joyce Sidman -American author

1957- Yoon Seok-ho -South Korean director and producer

1957- John Treacy -Irish runner

1958- Eddie Velez -American actor

1959- Juan Camacho (Bolivian athlete)|Juan Camacho -Bolivian runner

1959- Georgios Voulgarakis -Greek politician, 21st Minister for Culture (Greece)|Greek Minister for Culture

1960- Miloš Đelmaš -Serbian footballer and manager

1960- Paul Taylor (Winger)|Paul Taylor -American guitarist and keyboard player (Winger (band)|Winger)

1960- Bradley Walsh -English footballer and actor

1961- El DeBarge -American singer-songwriter and producer (DeBarge)

1961- Ferenc Gyurcsány -Hungarian politician, 6th Prime Minister of Hungary

1962- Krzysztof Hołowczyc -Polish race car driver

1962- Zenon Jaskuła -Polish cyclist

1962- John P. Kee -American singer-songwriter and pastor

1963- Xavier McDaniel -American basketball player and coach

1964- Sean Pertwee -English actor

1964- Kōji Yamamura -Japanese animator, producer, and screenwriter

1965- Mick Doohan -Australian motorcycle racer

1965- Andrea Jaeger -American tennis player

1966- Cecilia Bartoli -Italian soprano

1966- Vladimir Voevodsky -Russian mathematician and academic

1966- Bill Wiggin -English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

1967- Robert S. Kimbrough -American colonel and astronaut

1968- Roger Lim -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1968- Niurka Montalvo -Cuban-Spanish long jumper

1968- Al B. Sure! -American singer-songwriter and producer

1968- Scott Wolf -American actor

1969- Horatio Sanz -Chilean-American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1970- Deborah Compagnoni -Italian skier

1970- Richie Hawtin -English-Canadian DJ and producer

1970- Dave Pybus -English bass player and songwriter (Anathema (band)|Anathema, Cradle of Filth, and Angtoria)

1970- Izabella Scorupco -Polish-Swedish actress

1971- James Callis -English actor

1971- Joseph Kabila -Congolese politician, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

1971- Mike Lee (U.S. politician)|Mike Lee -American lawyer and politician

1971- Shoji Meguro -Japanese composer and director

1971- Karl Martin Sinijärv -Estonian journalist and poet

1971- Noah Wyle -American actor and producer

1972- Stoja -Bosnian singer

1972- Nikka Costa -Japanese-American singer-songwriter

1972- Derian Hatcher -American ice hockey player and coach

1972- Joe Hill (writer)|Joe Hill -American author

1972- Rob Huebel -American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1973- Mikey Whipwreck -American wrestler

1974- Jacob Sahaya Kumar Aruni -Indian chef (d. 2012)

1974- Darin Erstad -American baseball player and coach

1974- Andrew Gwynne -English politician

1974- Janette Husárová -Slovak tennis player

1974- Stefan Lessard -American bass player (Dave Matthews Band and Yukon Kornelius)

1974- Buddy Wakefield -American poet

1975- Russell Brand -English comedian, actor, and singer

1975- Henry Burris -American football player

1975- Angelina Jolie -American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1976- Kasey Chambers -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1976- Nenad Zimonjić -Serbian tennis player

1977- Dionisis Chiotis -Greek footballer

1977- Quinten Hann -Australian snooker player

1977- Berglind Icey -Icelandic swimmer and actress

1977- Alex Manninger -Austrian footballer

1977- Roman Miroshnichenko -Ukrainian guitarist and composer

1977- Ingrid Visser (volleyball)|Ingrid Visser -Dutch volleyball player (d. 2013)

1979- Ryan Davis (video game journalist)|Ryan Davis -American journalist (d. 2013)

1979- Christopher Dorner -American lieutenant and police officer (d. 2013)

1979- Naohiro Takahara -Japanese footballer

1979- Daniel Vickerman -South African-Australian rugby player

1980- François Beauchemin -Canadian ice hockey player

1981- Jennifer Carroll (swimmer)|Jennifer Carroll -Canadian swimmer

1981- T. J. Miller -American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1981- Maxi Nil -Greek singer-songwriter (Elysion (band)|Elysion, On Thorns I Lay, and Visions of Atlantis)

1981- Giourkas Seitaridis -Greek footballer

1981- Natalia Vodopyanova -Russian basketball player

1982- MC Jin -American-Chinese rapper and actor

1982- Abel Kirui -Kenyan runner

1982- Ronnie Prude -American-Canadian football player

1983- Romaric (footballer)|Romaric -Ivorian footballer

1983- Emmanuel Eboué -Ivorian footballer

1983- Olha Saladuha -Ukrainian triple jumper

1984- Kento Handa -Japanese actor

1984- Jenaveve Jolie -American porn actress and model

1984- Enrico Rossi Chauvenet -Italian footballer

1984- Ian White (ice hockey)|Ian White -Canadian ice hockey player

1984- Rainie Yang -Taiwanese singer and actress (4 in Love (group)|4 in Love)

1985- Leon Botha -South African painter and DJ (d. 2011)

1985- Anna-Lena Grönefeld -German tennis player

1985- Alicja Janosz -Polish singer

1985- Evan Lysacek -American figure skater

1985- Lukas Podolski -German footballer

1985- Bar Refaeli -Israeli model and actress

1985- Oddvar Reiakvam -Norwegian politician

1985- Ana Carolina Reston -Brazilian model (d. 2006)

1986- Yoochun -South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (TVXQ and JYJ)

1986- Oona Chaplin -Spanish-English actress and dancer

1986- Fahriye Evcen -German-Turkish actress

1986- Shane Kippel -Canadian actor

1986- Tori Praver -American model

1986- Shelly Woods -English wheelchair racer

1987- Mollie King -English singer-songwriter (The Saturdays)

1987- Luisa Zissman -English businesswoman

1988- Li Man -Chinese actress

1989- Federico Erba -Italian footballer

1989- Paweł Fajdek -Polish hammer thrower

1989- Eldar Gasimov -Azerbaijani singer (Ell & Nikki)

1990- Tippi Degré -Namibian-French director

1990- Zac Farro -American singer and drummer (Paramore, Novel American, and Half Noise)

1990- Jetsun Pema -Bhutanese wife of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

1991- Jordan Hinson -American actress

1991- Lorenzo Insigne -Italian footballer

1991- Kathryn Prescott -English actress

1991- Megan Prescott -English actress

1992- Dino Jelušić -Croatian singer-songwriter and pianist

1992- Brooke Vincent -English actress

1999- Kim So-hyun -South Korean actress

History of Deaths


756- Emperor Shōmu|Shōmu -Japanese emperor (b. 701)

1039- Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor -(b. 990)

1134- Magnus I of Sweden -(b. 1106)

1135- Emperor Huizong of Song -(b. 1082)

1206- Adèle of Champagne -(b. 1140)

1246- Isabella of Angoulême -(b. 1188)

1257- Przemysł I of Greater Poland -(b. 1221)

1394- Mary de Bohun -English wife of Henry IV of England (b. 1369)

1453- Andronikos Palaiologos Kantakouzenos -Byzantine commander

1463- Flavio Biondo -Italian historian (b. 1392)

1585- Muretus -French philosopher (b. 1526)

1622- Péter Révay -Hungarian soldier and historian (b. 1568)

1663- William Juxon -English archbishop (b. 1582)

1798- Giacomo Casanova -Italian adventurer and author (b. 1725)

1801- Frederick Muhlenberg -American minister and politician, 1st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1750)

1830- Antonio José de Sucre -Venezuelan general and politician, 2nd President of Bolivia (b. 1795)

1872- Johan Rudolph Thorbecke -Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1798)

1875- Eduard Mörike -German poet (b. 1804)

1922- W. H. R. Rivers -English anthropologist, neurologist, ethnologist, and psychiatrist (b. 1864)

1926- Fred Spofforth -Australian-English cricketer (b. 1853)

1928- Zhang Zuolin -Chinese warlord (b. 1873)

1929- Harry Frazee -American director, producer, and agent (b. 1881)

1937- Ketevan Geladze -Georgian mother of Joseph Stalin (b. 1858)

1939- Tommy Ladnier -American trumpet player (b. 1900)

1941- Wilhelm II, German Emperor -(b. 1859)

1942- Reinhard Heydrich -German politician (b. 1904)

1951- Serge Koussevitzky -Russian-American bassist, composer, and conductor (b. 1874)

1956- Katherine MacDonald -American actress and producer (b. 1881)

1962- Clem McCarthy -American sportscaster (b. 1882)

1964- Samuil Marshak -Russian poet (b. 1887)

1967- Linda Eenpalu -Estonian politician (b. 1890)

1968- Dorothy Gish -American actress (b. 1898)

1970- Sonny Tufts -American actor and singer (b. 1911)

1971- György Lukács -Hungarian historian and philosopher (b. 1885)

1973- Maurice René Fréchet -French mathematician and academic (b. 1878)

1973- Murry Wilson -American songwriter, producer, and manager (b. 1917)

1989- Dik Browne -American cartoonist (b. 1917)

1990- Stiv Bators -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Dead Boys and The Lords of the New Church) (b. 1949)

1992- Carl Stotz -American businessman, founded Little League Baseball (b. 1910)

1994- Derek Leckenby -English guitarist (Herman's Hermits) (b. 1943)

1994- Massimo Troisi -Italian actor and director (b. 1953)

1997- Vladimir Hütt -Russian-Estonian physicist and philosopher (b. 1936)

1997- Ronnie Lane -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Faces (band)|Faces and Small Faces) (b. 1946)

1998- Josephine Hutchinson -American actress (b. 1903)

2001- John Hartford -American singer-songwriter and fiddler (b. 1937)

2001- Dipendra of Nepal -(b. 1971)

2002- Fernando Belaúnde Terry -Peruvian politician, 42nd President of Peru (b. 1912)

2004- Marvin Heemeyer -American welder (b. 1952)

2004- Steve Lacy -American saxophonist and composer (b. 1934)

2004- Nino Manfredi -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

2005- Chloe Jones -American porn actress (b. 1975)

2007- Clete Boyer -American baseball player and manager (b. 1937)

2007- Jim Clark (sheriff)|Jim Clark -American police officer (b. 1922)

2007- Bill France, Jr. -American businessman (b. 1933)

2007- Sotiris Moustakas -Cypriot-Greek actor (b. 1940)

2007- Freddie Scott -American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)

2007- Craig L. Thomas -American captain and politician (b. 1933)

2008- Nikos Sergianopoulos -Greek actor (b. 1952)

2010- John Wooden -American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)

2011- Juan Francisco Luis -Virgin Islander politician, 23rd Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (b. 1940)

2011- Andreas P. Nielsen -Danish author and composer (b. 1953)

2012- Abu Yahya al-Libi -Libyan terrorist (b. 1963)

2012- Peter Beaven -New Zealand architect, designed the Lyttelton Road Tunnel Administration Building (b. 1925)

2012- Pedro Borbón -Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1946)

2012- Jim Fitzgerald -American businessman (b. 1926)

2012- Eduard Khil -Russian singer (b. 1934)

2012- Rodolfo Quezada Toruño -Guatemalan cardinal (b. 1932)

2012- Herb Reed -American violinist (The Platters) (b. 1929)

2013- Walt Arfons -American race car driver (b. 1916)

2013- Joey Covington -American drummer (Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna) (b. 1945)

2013- Monti Davis -American basketball player (b. 1958)

2013- Hermann Gunnarsson -Icelandic footballer, handball player, and sportscaster (b. 1946)

2013- S. Shamsuddin -Singaporean actor (b. 1929)

2013- Will Wynn (American football)|Will Wynn -American football player (b. 1949)

2014- George Ho -American-Hong Kong businessman (b. 1919)

2014- Doc Neeson -Irish-Australian singer-songwriter (The Angels (Australian band)|The Angels) (b. 1947)

2014- Chester Nez -American soldier (b. 1921)

2014- Nathan Shamuyarira -Zimbabwean journalist and politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Zimbabwe)|Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1928)

2014- Sydney Templeman, Baron Templeman -English lawyer and judge (b. 1920)

2014- Don Zimmer -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1931)