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Day History: March-11

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Events History


222-Emperor Elagabalus -is assassination|assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard during a rebellion|revolt. Their mutilation|mutilated bodies are dragged through the streets of Ancient Rome|Rome before being thrown into the Tiber River|Tiber.

1387- Battle of Castagnaro -English condottiero John Hawkwood|Sir John Hawkwood leads Padua|Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.

1641- Guaraní people|Guaraní -forces living in the Jesuit Reductions defeat bandeirantes loyal to the Portuguese Empire at the Battle of Mbororé in present-day Panambí|Panambí, Argentina.

1649-The Frondeurs -and the France|French sign the Peace of Rueil.

1702-'' The Daily Courant -', England's first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.

1708- Anne, Queen of Great Britain|Queen Anne -withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill 1708|Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a Kingdom of Great Britain|British monarch vetoes legislation.

1784-The signing of the Treaty of Mangalore -brings the Second Anglo-Mysore War to an end.

1811-During André Masséna -s retreat from the Lines of Torres Vedras, a division led by Marshal of France|French Marshal Michel Ney Battle of Pombal|fights off a combined Anglo-Portuguese force to give Masséna time to escape.

1824-The United States Department of War -creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

1845- The Flagstaff War -Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Māori people|Māori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand.

1848- Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine -and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.

1851-The first performance of '' Rigoletto -' by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.

1861- American Civil War -The Confederate States Constitution|Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.

1864-The Great Sheffield Flood -kills 238 people in Sheffield, England.

1867-The first performance of '' Don Carlos -' by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.

1872-Construction of the Seven Sisters, Wales|Seven Sisters -Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.

1879- Shō Tai -formally abdicated his position of King of Ryūkyū, under orders from Tokyo, ending the Ryukyu Kingdom

1888-The Great Blizzard of 1888 -begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.

1916- USS Nevada (BB-36) -is commissioned as the first US Navy "super-dreadnought".

1917- World War I -Mesopotamian Campaign — Baghdad Fall of Baghdad (1917)|falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Frederick Stanley Maude|Stanley Maude.

1918-The first case of 1918 flu pandemic|Spanish flu -occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic.

1927-In New York City -Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre (New York City)|Roxy Theatre.

1931-'' Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR -', abbreviated as ''GTO'', is introduced in the Soviet Union.

1932-Boomming Ben, the last Heath Hen -was seen for the final time.

1941- World War II -President of the United States|President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies of World War II|Allies on loan.

1942-World War II: General -Douglas MacArthur flees Corregidor.

1945-World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy -attempts a large-scale kamikaze attack on the United States Pacific Fleet|U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.

1945-World War II: The Empire of Vietnam -a short-lived Japanese puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.

1946- Rudolf Höss -the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops.

1975- Vietnam War -North Vietnamese and Viet Cong guerrilla forces Battle of Ban Me Thuot|establish control over Buôn Ma Thuột|Ban Me Thuot commune from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam|South Vietnamese army.

1977-The 1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege -more than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims are set free after ambassadors from three Islamic nations join negotiations.

1978- Coastal Road massacre -At least 37 are killed and more than 70 are wounded when Al Fatah hijack an Israeli bus, prompting Israel's Operation Litani.

1983- Pakistan -Project-706|successfully conducts a Cold fission|cold test of a nuclear weapon.

1990- Lithuania -Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania|declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.

1990- Patricio Aylwin -is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970.

1993- Janet Reno -is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.

1999- Infosys -becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

2004- 2004 Madrid train bombings|Madrid train bombings -Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people.

2006- Michelle Bachelet -is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.

2007- Georgia (country)|Georgia -claims Russian helicopters 2007 Georgia helicopter attack|attacked the Kodori Valley in Abkhazia, an accusation that Russia categorically denies later.

2009- Winnenden school shooting -16 are killed and 11 are injured before recent-graduate Tim Kretschmer shoots and kills himself, leading to tightened weapons restrictions in Germany.

2010-Economist and businessman Sebastián Piñera -is sworn in as President of Chile, while 2010 Pichilemu earthquake|three earthquakes, the strongest measuring magnitude 6.9 and all centered next to Pichilemu, capital of Cardenal Caro Province, hit central Chile during the ceremony.

2011-An 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami|earthquake -measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes {{convert|130|km|mi|abbr=on}} east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a 2011 Japanese tsunami|tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster|second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

2012-A U.S. soldier Kandahar massacre|kills 16 civilians -in the Panjwayi District of Afghanistan near Kandahar.

2014-The Republic of Crimea -declares its Declaration of Independence of Crimea|independence.

Famous Birthdays


1544- Torquato Tasso -Italian poet (d. 1595)

1738- Benjamin Tupper -American general (d. 1792)

1745- Bodawpaya -Burmese king (d. 1819)

1785- John McLean -American jurist and politician, 6th United States Postmaster General (d. 1861)

1787- Ivan Nabokov -Russian general (d. 1852)

1811- Urbain Le Verrier -French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1877)

1818- Marius Petipa -French-Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1910)

1819- Henry Tate -English businessman and philanthropist, founded Tate & Lyle (d. 1899)

1822- Joseph Louis François Bertrand -French mathematician (d. 1900)

1836- Samuel Duvall -American archer (d. 1908)

1863- Andrew Stoddart -English cricketer (d. 1915)

1870- Louis Bachelier -French mathematician (d. 1946)

1872- Siegfried Flesch -Austrian fencer (d. 1939)

1872- Kathleen Clarice Groom -Australian-English author (d. 1954)

1873- David Horsley -English-American director and producer, co-founded Universal Studios (d. 1933)

1876- Carl Ruggles -American composer (d. 1971)

1878- Umegatani Tōtarō II -Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1927)

1880- Harry H. Laughlin -American eugenecist (d. 1943)

1884- Lewi Pethrus -Swedish minister (d. 1974)

1885- Malcolm Campbell -English race car driver (d. 1948)

1887- Raoul Walsh -American actor and director (d. 1980)

1890- Vannevar Bush -American engineer (d. 1974)

1891- Gertrud Wolle -German actress (d. 1952)

1893- Wanda Gág -American author and illustrator (d. 1946)

1895- Shemp Howard -American actor (d. 1955)

1897- Henry Cowell -American pianist and composer (d. 1965)

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

1899- James H. Douglas, Jr. -American colonel, lawyer and politician, 9th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense (d. 1988)

1899- Frederick IX of Denmark -(d. 1972)

1903- Ronald Syme -New Zealand historian and scholar (d. 1989)

1903- Lawrence Welk -American accordion player and bandleader (d. 1992)

1907- Jessie Matthews -English actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1981)

1910- Robert Havemann -German chemist (d. 1982)

1910- Jacinta and Francisco Marto|Jacinta Marto -Portuguese saint (d. 1920)

1911- Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet -Egyptian-Scottish general and politician (d. 1996)

1915- Vijay Hazare -Indian cricketer (d. 2004)

1915- Hans Peter Keller -German poet and author (d. 1988)

1915- J. C. R. Licklider -American computer scientist and psychologist (d. 1990)

1916- Ezra Jack Keats -American author and illustrator (d. 1983)

1916- Harold Wilson -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)

1919- Juan H. Cintrón García -Puerto Rican politician, 126th List of mayors of Ponce, Puerto Rico|Mayor of Ponce (d. 2012)

1920- Nicolaas Bloembergen -Dutch-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1921- Frank Harary -American mathematician (d. 2005)

1921- Ástor Piazzolla -Argentinian bandoneón player and composer (d. 1992)

1922- Cornelius Castoriadis -Greek economist and philosopher (d. 1997)

1922- José Luis López Vázquez -Spanish actor and director (d. 2009)

1922- Abdul Razak Hussein -Malaysian politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1976)

1923- Louise Brough -American tennis player (d. 2014)

1924- Kuno Pajula -Estonian clergyman (d. 2012)

1925- Rodney Wilkes -Trinidadian weightlifter (d. 2014)

1926- Ralph Abernathy -American minister and activist (d. 1990)

1926- İlhan Mimaroğlu -Turkish-American pianist and composer (d. 2012)

1926- Thomas Starzl -American surgeon

1927- Joachim Fuchsberger -German actor and television host (d. 2014)

1927- Robert Mosbacher -American sailor, businessman, and politician, 25th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 2010)

1927- Josep Maria Subirachs -Spanish sculptor and painter (d. 2014)

1928- Albert Salmi -American actor (d. 1990)

1929- Timothy Carey -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1994)

1930- David Gentleman -English illustrator and engraver

1930- Claude Jutra -Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1986)

1931- Janosch -Polish-German author and illustrator

1931- Rupert Murdoch -Australian-American businessman, founded News Corporation

1932- Leroy Jenkins (jazz musician)|Leroy Jenkins -American violinist and composer (Revolutionary Ensemble) (d. 2007)

1932- Nigel Lawson -English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer

1932- Martin Richards (producer)|Martin Richards -American film producer (d. 2012)

1934- Sam Donaldson -American journalist

1934- Paul Trevillion -English illustrator

1935- Sandra Milo -Tunisian-Italian actress

1936- Hollis Frampton -American director, screenwriter, and photographer (d. 1984)

1936- Antonin Scalia -American jurist

1937- Carlos Larrañaga -Spanish actor (d. 2012)

1938- Joseph Brooks (songwriter)|Joseph Brooks -American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 2011)

1938- D. V. J. Harischandra -Sri Lankan psychiatrist and scholar (d. 2013)

1939- Lorraine Hunt -American politician, 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Nevada

1939- Flaco Jiménez -American accordion player (Texas Tornados and Los Super Seven)

1939- Gerard Sithunywa Ndlovu -South African bishop (d. 2013)

1940- Alberto Cortez -Argentinian-Spanish singer-songwriter

1942- Peter Eyre -American-English actor

1942- Joel Steiger -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1944- Don Maclean -English actor and comedian

1945- Dock Ellis -American baseball player (d. 2008)

1945- Harvey Mandel -American guitarist (Pure Food and Drug Act (band)|Pure Food and Drug Act and Canned Heat)

1945- Tricia O'Neil -American actress

1946- Mark Metcalf -American actor

1946- Patty Waters -American singer

1947- Tristan Murail -French composer and educator

1947- Mark Stein (musician)|Mark Stein -American singer-songwriter and keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)

1947- Alan Yentob -English television host

1948- Roy Barnes -American politician, 80th Governor of Georgia

1948- César Gerónimo -Dominican baseball player

1948- George Kooymans -Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (Golden Earring)

1948- Jan Schelhaas -English keyboardist (Caravan (band)|Caravan and Camel (band)|Camel)

1949- Griselda Pollock -South African-English historian and academic

1950- Bobby McFerrin -American singer-songwriter, producer, and conductor

1950- Jerry Zucker (film director)|Jerry Zucker -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1951- Andres Metspalu -Estonian geneticist and academic

1951- Dominique Sanda -French actress and model

1952- Douglas Adams -English-American author and playwright (d. 2001)

1952- Vince Giordano -American saxophonist and composer (Nighthawks Orchestra)

1952- Susan Richardson -American actress

1953- László Bölöni -Romanian-Hungarian footballer and manager

1953- Derek Daly -Irish-American race car driver

1953- Jimmy Iovine -American record producer and businessman, co-founded Interscope Records and Beats Electronics

1953- Bernie LaBarge -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954- David Newman (composer)|David Newman -American composer and conductor

1954- Gale Norton -American politician, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior

1955- Leslie Cliff (swimmer)|Leslie Cliff -Canadian swimmer

1955- Jimmy Fortune -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Statler Brothers)

1955- Nina Hagen -German singer-songwriter and actress

1955- D. J. MacHale -American author, director, and screenwriter

1955- Henk van Gerven -Dutch politician

1955- Yehuda Weisenstein -Israeli fencer

1956- Curtis Brown -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1956- Joey Buttafuoco -American businessman

1956- Rob Paulsen -American voice actor and singer

1956- Helen Rollason -English sportscaster (d. 1999)

1957- The Lady Chablis -American drag queen performer

1957- Cheryl Lynn -American singer-songwriter

1958- Anissa Jones -American actress (d. 1976)

1958- Eddie Lawson -American motorcycle racer

1958- Tetsurō Oda -Japanese singer-songwriter and producer

1958- James Pinkerton -American journalist and author

1958- Flemming Rose -Danish journalist and author

1959- Nina Hartley -American porn actress and director

1959- Fred M'membe -Zambian journalist

1959- Manuel Negrete Arias -Mexican footballer and coach

1959- Dejan Stojanović -Serbian-American journalist and poet

1960- Christophe Gans -French director, producer, and screenwriter

1960- Robert Glenister -English actor

1960- Junichi Sato -Japanese animator and director

1961- Jake Arnott -English author

1961- Elias Koteas -Canadian actor

1961- Claudine Mercier -Canadian singer and actress

1961- Bruce Watson (guitarist)|Bruce Watson -Canadian-Scottish guitarist (Big Country and Casbah Club)

1962- Peter Berg -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1962- Mary Gauthier -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1962- Matt Mead -American politician, 32nd Governor of Wyoming

1962- Jeffrey Nordling -American actor

1962- Peeter Sauter -Estonian author and actor

1963- Raoul Heertje -Dutch comedian and actor

1963- Alex Kingston -English actress

1963- David LaChapelle -American photographer and director

1964- Libba Bray -American author

1964- Emma Chambers -English actress

1964- Vinnie Paul -American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Pantera, Damageplan, Hellyeah, and Gasoline (band)|Gasoline)

1964- Shane Richie -English actor and singer

1965- Nigel Adkins -English footballer and manager

1965- Jesse Jackson, Jr. -American politician

1965- Wallace Langham -American actor

1965- Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen -English interior designer

1965- Jenny Packham -English fashion designer

1965- Andy Sturmer -American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer (Beatnik Beatch and Jellyfish (band)|Jellyfish)

1965- Allan Vainola -Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Vennaskond)

1966- Robbie Brookside -English wrestler

1966- Joe Hachem -Lebanese-Australian poker player

1966- John Thompson III -American basketball player and coach

1966- Ilias Zouros -Greek basketball player and coach

1967- John Barrowman -Scottish-American actor, singer, and dancer

1967- Brad Carson -American lawyer and politician

1967- Renzo Gracie -Brazilian mixed martial artist

1967- Gary Wolfe (wrestler)|Gary Wolfe -American wrestler

1968- Stéphane Bédard -Canadian lawyer and politician

1968- Lisa Loeb -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (Liz and Lisa)

1968- Takao Osawa -Japanese actor

1969- Soraya (musician)|Soraya -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2006)

1969- Pete Droge -American singer-songwriter

1969- Terrence Howard -American actor, singer, and producer

1970- Delia Gallagher -American journalist

1970- Andre Nickatina -American rapper and producer

1971- Johnny Knoxville -American actor, stuntman, and producer

1971- Martin Ručinský -Czech ice hockey player

1972- Ua (singer)|Ua -Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Ajico)

1972- Paolo Ponzo -Italian footballer (d. 2013)

1973- Sylvia Day -American author

1973- Martin Hiden -Austrian footballer

1973- Vincent Pereira -American independent filmmaker

1973- Wataru Sakata -Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

1974- Bobby Abreu -Venezuelan baseball player

1974- Jon Dalton -American actor

1974- Kieran Scott -American author

1974- Adam Wakeman -English guitarist, keyboard player, and songwriter (Black Sabbath and Headspace (band)|Headspace)

1975- Shawn Springs -American football player

1975- Eric the Midget -American radio host and actor (d. 2014)

1976- Thomas Gravesen -Danish footballer

1977- Becky Hammon -American-Russian basketball player

1978- Scott Calderwood -English-Scottish footballer and manager

1978- Didier Drogba -Ivorian footballer

1978- Albert Luque -Spanish footballer

1978- Paulo Musse -Brazilian footballer

1978- Christopher Rice -American author

1978- Andrés Velencoso -Spanish model

1979- Elton Brand -American basketball player

1979- Fred Jones (basketball)|Fred Jones -American basketball player

1979- Benji Madden -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Good Charlotte, Dead Executives, and Taintstick)

1979- Joel Madden -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Good Charlotte and Dead Executives)

1980- Paul Scharner -Austrian footballer

1980- Dan Uggla -American baseball player

1981- David Anders -American actor

1981- Heidi Cortez -American businesswoman and author

1981- Lee Evans (American football)|Lee Evans -American football player

1981- Luke Johnson (musician)|Luke Johnson -English drummer and songwriter (Lostprophets, Beat Union, and Amen (band)|Amen)

1981- Russell Lissack -English guitarist (Bloc Party, Pin Me Down, and Ash (band)|Ash)

1981- LeToya Luckett -American singer-songwriter and actress (Destiny's Child)

1981- Paul Wall -American rapper (Expensive Taste and The Color Changin' Click)

1982- Brian Anderson (outfielder)|Brian Anderson -American baseball player

1982- Thora Birch -American actress

1982- Lindsey McKeon -American actress

1983- Marietta Chrousala -Greek model and television host

1983- Bianca Gonzalez -Filipino model and television host

1983- Adil Mezgour -Moroccan-Italian footballer

1983- Melissa Rycroft -American cheerleader and television host

1983- John Steven Sutherland -American singer (B3 (band)|B3)

1984- Rob Brown (actor)|Rob Brown -American actor

1984- Marc-André Grondin -Canadian actor

1984- Tom James -Welsh rower

1984- Anna Tsuchiya -Japanese model, actress, and singer (Spin Aqua)

1985- Paul Bissonnette -Canadian ice hockey player

1985- Daniel Vázquez Evuy -Equatoguinean footballer

1985- Luis Hernández (figure skater)|Luis Hernández -Mexican figure skater

1985- Stelios Malezas -Greek footballer

1985- Ajantha Mendis -Sri Lankan cricketer

1985- Sonia Radeva -Bulgarian figure skater

1985- Kai Reus -Dutch cyclist

1985- Derek Schouman -American football player

1985- Hakuhō Shō -Mongolian sumo wrestler

1985- Nikolai Topor-Stanley -Australian footballer

1985- Viktorija Žemaitytė -Lithuanian heptathlete

1986- Dario Cologna -Swiss skier

1986- Mariko Shinoda -Japanese singer and actress

1987- Marc-André Gragnani -Canadian ice hockey player

1987- Tanel Kangert -Estonian cyclist

1988- Fábio Coentrão -Portuguese footballer

1988- Katsuhiko Nakajima -Japanese wrestler

1989- Daniella Kertesz -Israeli actress

1989- Shin Soohyun -South Korean singer and dancer (U-KISS)

1989- Anton Yelchin -Russian-American actor

1990- Janna Dominguez -Filipino actress

1990- Reiley McClendon -American actor

1990- Ayumi Morita -Japanese tennis player

1991- Linlin -Chinese-Japanese singer (Morning Musume and Minimoni)

1991- Kamohelo Mokotjo -South African footballer

1991- Jack Rodwell -English footballer

1991- Mayumi Roller -Virgin Islander sailor

1991- Nao Tōyama -Japanese voice actress and singer

1992- Sacha Parkinson -English actress

1993- Anthony Davis (basketball)|Anthony Davis -American basketball player

1993- Demi Harman -Australian actress

1993- Daisuke Ssegwanyi -Ugandan swimmer

1994- Martin Jurtom -Estonian basketball player

1998- Street Cry -Irish race horse (d. 2014)

History of Deaths


1425 BC- Thutmose III -Egyptian pharaoh (b. 1481 BC)

222- Elagabalus -Roman emperor (b. 203)

222- Julia Soaemias -Roman wife of Sextus Varius Marcellus (b. 180)

638- Sophronius of Jerusalem -(b. 560)

859- Eulogius of Córdoba -Spanish martyr and saint (b. 819)

1198- Marie of France, Countess of Champagne -(b. 1145)

1486- Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg -(b. 1414)

1514- Donato Bramante -Italian architect, designed the San Pietro in Montorio (b. 1444)

1575- Matthias Flacius -Croatian theologian and reformer (b. 1520)

1602- Emilio de' Cavalieri -Italian organist and composer (b. 1550)

1607- Giovanni Maria Nanino -Italian composer (b. 1543)

1722- John Toland -Irish philosopher (b. 1670)

1759- John Forbes (British Army officer)|John Forbes -Scottish general (b. 1710)

1786- Charles Humphreys -American politician (b. 1714)

1820- Benjamin West -English-American painter (b. 1738)

1851- George McDuffie -American politician, 55th Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)

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

1856- James Beatty (engineer)|James Beatty -Irish engineer (b. 1820)

1863- Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet -English general (b. 1803)

1866- Ulysses F. Doubleday -American politician (b. 1792)

1869- Vladimir Odoyevsky -Russian philosopher (b. 1803)

1870- Moshoeshoe I -of Lesotho (b. 1786)

1874- Charles Sumner -American lawyer and politician (b. 1811)

1898- William Rosecrans -American general and politician (b. 1819)

1898- Dikran Tchouhadjian -Armenian composer and conductor (b. 1837)

1907- Jean Casimir-Perier -French politician, 6th President of France (b. 1847)

1908- Edmondo De Amicis -Italian journalist and author (b. 1846)

1908- Benjamin Waugh -American minister and activist (b. 1839)

1915- Thomas Alexander Browne -Australian author (b. 1826)

1920- Julio Garavito Armero -Colombian astronomer (b. 1865)

1927- Xenophon Stratigos -Greek general (b. 1869)

1931- F. W. Murnau -German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1888)

1937- Joseph S. Cullinan -American businessman, co-founded Texaco (b. 1860)

1944- Hendrik Willem van Loon -Dutch-American journalist and historian (b. 1882)

1949- Anastasios Charalambis -Greek general and politician, 109th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1862)

1949- Henri Giraud -French general (b. 1879)

1951- János Zsupánek -Slovene poet and author (b. 1861)

1952- Pierre Renoir -French actor and director (b. 1885)

1955- Alexander Fleming -Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)

1955- Oscar F. Mayer -German-American businessman, founded Oscar Mayer (b. 1859)

1957- Richard E. Byrd -American admiral and explorer (b. 1888)

1958- Ole Kirk Christiansen -Danish businessman, founded The Lego Group (b. 1891)

1959- Lester Dent -American author (b. 1904)

1960- Roy Chapman Andrews -American explorer (b. 1884)

1965- James Reeb -American minister and activist (b. 1927)

1967- Geraldine Farrar -American soprano and actress (b. 1882)

1969- John Daly (athlete)|John Daly -Irish runner (b. 1880)

1969- John Wyndham (writer)|John Wyndham -English author (b. 1903)

1970- Erle Stanley Gardner -American author (b. 1889)

1970- Russell van Horn -American boxer (b. 1885)

1971- Philo Farnsworth -American inventor (b. 1906)

1971- Whitney Young -American activist (b. 1921)

1977- Ulysses S. Grant IV -American geologist and paleontologist (b. 1893)

1977- Alberto Rodriguez Larreta -Argentinian race car driver (b. 1934)

1978- Claude François -Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and dancer (b. 1939)

1978- Sofia Vembo -Greek singer and actress (b. 1910)

1980- Chandra Bhanu Gupta -Indian politician, 4th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (b. 1902)

1982- Edmund Cooper -English author (b. 1926)

1982- Horace Gregory -American poet (b. 1898)

1984- Kostas Roukounas -Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1903)

1986- Sonny Terry -American singer and harmonica player (b. 1911)

1987- Joe Gladwin -English actor (b. 1906)

1989- James Kee -American politician (b. 1917)

1989- John J. McCloy -American lawyer and banker (b. 1895)

1990- Dean Horrix -English footballer (b. 1961)

1992- Richard Brooks -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)

1995- Rein Aun -Estonian decathlete (b. 1940)

1995- Myfanwy Talog -Welsh actress (b. 1945)

1996- Vince Edwards -American actor and director (b. 1928)

1999- Herbert Jasper -Canadian psychologist, anatomist, and neurologist (b. 1906)

1999- Camille Laurin -Canadian psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)

2002- James Tobin -American economist, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

2003- Brian Cleeve -Irish author (b. 1921)

2003- Ivar Hansen -Danish politician (b. 1938)

2006- Bernie Geoffrion -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)

2006- Slobodan Milošević -Serbian politician, 3rd President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1941)

2007- Betty Hutton -American actress and singer (b. 1921)

2008- Nils Taube -Estonian-English businessman (b. 1928)

2009- Charles Lewis, Jr. -American businessman (b. 1963)

2010- John Hill (wrestler)|John Hill -Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1941)

2010- Merlin Olsen -American football player and actor (b. 1940)

2010- Leena Peltonen-Palotie -Finnish geneticist (b. 1952)

2010- Sandy Scott -Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1934)

2010- T. Somasekaram -Sri Lankan geographer and politician, 37th Surveyor General of Sri Lanka (b. 1934)

2010- Hans van Mierlo -Dutch journalist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1931)

2011- Jack Hardy (singer–songwriter)|Jack Hardy -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)

2011- Gary Wichard -American football player and agent (b. 1950)

2012- Henry Adefope -Nigerian physician and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nigeria)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nigeria (b. 1926)

2012- Gian Nicola Babini -Italian ceramist (b. 1944)

2012- Faith Brook -English actress (b. 1922)

2012- Sid Couchey -American author and illustrator (b. 1919)

2012- James B. Morehead -American colonel and pilot (b. 1916)

2012- Gösta Schwarck -German-Danish pianist and composer (b. 1915)

2012- Ghiath Tayfour -Syrian boxer (b. 1969)

2012- Ian Turpie -Australian actor and game show host (b. 1943)

2013- Erica Andrews -Mexican-American drag queen performer

2013- Martin Adolf Bormann -German theologian (b. 1930)

2013- Ignatius Anthony Catanello -American bishop (b. 1938)

2013- Doug Christie (lawyer)|Doug Christie -Canadian lawyer and activist (b. 1946)

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