This Day in History

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Day History: March-16

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


597 BC- Babylonians -capture Jerusalem, and replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king.

455-Emperor Valentinian III -is Assassination|assassinated by two Huns|Hunnic retainers while training with the Bow and arrow|bow on the Campus Martius (Ancient Rome|Rome).

934- Meng Zhixiang -declares himself Emperors of China|emperor and establishes Later Shu as a new state independent of Later Tang.

1190-Massacre of Jews at York Castle|Clifford's Tower -York.

1244-Over 200 Cathar -are burned after the Siege of Montségur|Fall of Montségur.

1322-The Battle of Boroughbridge -take place in the Despenser Wars.

1621- Samoset -a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."

1660-The Long Parliament -of England is dissolved so as to prepare for the new Convention Parliament (1660)|Convention Parliament.

1689-The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers -is founded.

1782- American Revolutionary War -Spanish troops Battle of Roatán|capture the British-held island of Roatán.

1792-King Gustav III of Sweden -is shot; he dies on March 29.

1802-The United States Army Corps of Engineers|Army Corps of Engineers -is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy|United States Military Academy at West Point.

1812- Battle of Badajoz (1812)|Battle of Badajoz -(March 16

1815- William I of the Netherlands|Prince Willem -proclaims himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarchy|constitutional monarch in the Netherlands.

1818-In the Second Battle of Cancha Rayada -Spain|Spanish forces defeated Chileans under José de San Martín.

1861- Edward Clark (governor)|Edward Clark -becomes List of Governors of Texas|Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who has been evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederate States of America|Confederacy.

1864- American Civil War -During the Red River Campaign, Union (American Civil War)|Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana.

1865-American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough -began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.

1872-The Wanderers F.C. -won the first FA Cup, the oldest association football|football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.

1900-Sir Arthur Evans -purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age List of archaeological sites sorted by country|archaeological site on Crete.

1912- Lawrence Oates -an ill member of Robert Falcon Scott's South Pole expedition, left his tent to die, saying: "I am just going outside and may be some time."

1916-The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing -cross the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.

1924-In accordance with the Treaty of Rome, 1924|Treaty of Rome -Rijeka|Fiume becomes annexed as part of Italy.

1926- Rocket#Modern rocketry|History of Rocketry -Robert Goddard (scientist)|Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.

1935- Adolf Hitler -orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.

1936-Warmer-than-normal temperatures rapidly melt snow and ice on the upper Allegheny River|Allegheny -and Monongahela River|Monongahela rivers and lead to Pittsburgh Flood of 1936|a major flood in Pittsburgh.

1939-From Prague Castle -Hitler proclaims Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia|Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.

1939-Marriage of Princess Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt|Fawzia of Egypt -to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.

1940-First person killed in a German bombing raid on the UK in World War II -during a raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, James Isbister.

1942-The first V-2 rocket -test launch. It exploded at lift-off.

1945- World War II -The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.

1945-Ninety percent of Würzburg -Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by United Kingdom|British bombers. 5,000 are killed.

1950-Communist Czechoslovakia -s ministry of foreign affairs asks nuncios of Holy See|Vatican to leave the country.

1958-The Ford Motor Company -produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Ford Thunderbird|Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.

1962-A Flying Tiger Line -Lockheed Constellation|Super Constellation Flying Tiger Line Flight 739|disappears in the western Pacific Ocean, with all 107 aboard missing and presumed dead.

1966-Launch of Gemini 8 -the 12th manned United States|American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle.

1968- Vietnam War -In the My Lai massacre, between 347 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.

1968- General Motors -produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.

1969-A Viasa -McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Viasa Flight 742|crashes in Maracaibo, Venezuela, killing 155.

1976- Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|British Prime Minister -Harold Wilson resigns, citing personal reasons.

1977-Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt -the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.

1978-Former Italy|Italian -Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped and later killed by his captors.

1978-Supertanker '' Amoco Cadiz -' splits in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the 5th-largest oil spill in history.

1979- Sino-Vietnamese War -The People's Liberation Army crosses the border back into China, ends the war.

1983-Demolition of the Transmitter Ismaning|radio tower Ismaning -the last wooden radio tower in Germany.

1984- William Francis Buckley|William Buckley -the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.

1985- Associated Press -newsman Terry A. Anderson|Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.

1988- Iran-Contra Affair -Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy (crime)|conspiracy to defraud the United States.

1988- Halabja poison gas attack -The Kurdish town of Halabjah in Iraq is attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents on the orders of Saddam Hussein, killing 5000 people and injuring about 10000 people.

1988- The Troubles -Ulster loyalism|Ulster loyalist militant Michael Stone (loyalist)|Michael Stone Milltown Cemetery attack|attacks a Provisional IRA funeral in Belfast with pistols and grenades. Three people are killed and more than 60 wounded. The attack was filmed by news crews.

1989-In Egypt -a 4,400-year-old mummy is found near the Great Pyramid of Giza|Pyramid of Cheops.

1995- Mississippi -formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution|Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.

2003- Rachel Corrie -a 23-year-old American woman involved with the International Solidarity Movement, is killed trying to prevent a Palestinian home from being destroyed by a bulldozer in Rafah.

2005- Israel -officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.

2014- Crimea -votes in a controversial Crimean referendum, 2014|referendum to secede from Ukraine to join Russia.

Famous Birthdays


1338- Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick -English son of Katherine Mortimer, Countess of Warwick (d. 1401)

1399- Xuande Emperor -of China (d. 1435)

1445- Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg -Swiss priest (d. 1510)

1473- Henry IV, Duke of Saxony -(d. 1541)

1581- Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft -Dutch historian and poet (d. 1647)

1585- Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero -Dutch poet and playwright (d. 1618)

1631- René Le Bossu -French critic (d. 1680)

1654- Andreas Acoluthus -German scholar (d. 1704)

1663- Jean-Baptiste Matho -French composer (d. 1743)

1750- Caroline Herschel -German-English astronomer (d. 1848)

1751- James Madison -American politician, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)

1771- Antoine-Jean Gros -French painter (d. 1835)

1773- Juan Ramón Balcarce -Argentinian general and politician, 6th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (d. 1836)

1774- Matthew Flinders -English navigator and cartographer (d. 1814)

1789- Francis Chesney -English general and explorer (d. 1872)

1789- Georg Ohm -German physicist (d. 1854)

1794- Ami Boué -Austrian geologist (d. 1881)

1797- Alaric Alexander Watts -English poet and journalist (d. 1864)

1800- Emperor Ninkō -of Japan (d. 1846)

1805- Peter Ernst von Lasaulx -German philologist and politician (d. 1861)

1821- Eduard Heine -German mathematician (d. 1881)

1822- Rosa Bonheur -French painter and sculptor (d. 1899)

1822- John Pope (military officer)|John Pope -American general (d. 1892)

1823- William Henry Monk -English organist and composer (d. 1889)

1834- James Hector -Scottish geologist (d. 1907)

1836- Andrew Smith Hallidie -English-American engineer and inventor (d. 1900)

1839- Sully Prudhomme -French poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)

1839- John Butler Yeats -Irish painter (d. 1922)

1840- Shibusawa Eiichi -Japanese businessman (d. 1931)

1845- Umegatani Tōtarō I -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 15th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1928)

1846- Jurgis Bielinis -Lithuanian book smuggler (d. 1918)

1846- Gösta Mittag-Leffler -Swedish mathematician (d. 1927)

1848- Axel Heiberg -Norwegian financier and diplomat (d. 1932)

1851- Martinus Beijerinck -Dutch microbiologist and botanist (d. 1931)

1853- Heinrich Kayser -German physicist and spectroscopist (d. 1940)

1856- Napoléon, Prince Imperial -of France (d. 1879)

1857- Charles Harding Firth -English historian and academic (d. 1936)

1859- Alexander Stepanovich Popov -Russian physicist (d. 1906)

1865- Patsy Donovan -Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1953)

1869- Willy Burmester -German violinist (d. 1933)

1869- F. A. Forbes -Scottish author (d. 1936)

1871- Hans Merensky -South African geologist and philanthropist (d. 1951)

1871- Frantz Reichel -French rugby player (d. 1932)

1876- Charles Halton -American actor (d. 1959)

1877- Léo-Ernest Ouimet -Canadian director and producer (d. 1972)

1878- Clemens August Graf von Galen -German cardinal (d. 1946)

1883- Ethel Anderson -Australian poet (d. 1958)

1884- Eric P. Kelly -American journalist and author (d. 1960)

1885- Giacomo Benvenuti -Italian composer and musicologist (d. 1943)

1885- Emory Holloway -American author (d. 1977)

1889- Reggie Walker -South African runner (d. 1951)

1890- Solomon Mikhoels -Latvian actor (d. 1948)

1890- Robert Natus -Estonian architect (d. 1950)

1892- James Petrillo -American union leader (d. 1984)

1892- César Vallejo -Peruvian poet (d. 1938)

1897- Conrad Nagel -American actor (d. 1970)

1899- Alberto Gainza Paz -Argentinian journalist and activist (d. 1977)

1901- Edward Pawley -American actor (d. 1988)

1901- Potti Sreeramulu -Indian activist (d. 1952)

1902- Leon Roppolo -American clarinet player (New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (d. 1943)

1903- Mike Mansfield -American politician and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 2001)

1905- Elisabeth Flickenschildt -German actress, producer, and author (d. 1977)

1906- Francisco Ayala (novelist)|Francisco Ayala -Spanish author (d. 2009)

1906- Henny Youngman -English-American violinist and comedian (d. 1998)

1908- René Daumal -French author and poet (d. 1944)

1908- Robert Rossen -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1966)

1911- Pierre Harmel -Belgian politician, 40th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2009)

1911- Josef Mengele -German physician and SS officer (d. 1979)

1912- Pat Nixon -American educator, 39th First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)

1915- Kodaira Kunihiko -Japanese mathematician (d. 1997)

1916- Sapru (actor)|Sapru -Indian actor (d. 1979)

1916- Mercedes McCambridge -American actress (d. 2004)

1916- Tsutomu Yamaguchi -Japanese engineer and businessman (d. 2010)

1917- Samael Aun Weor -Colombian author (d. 1977)

1917- Louis C. Wyman -American politician (d. 2002)

1918- Frederick Reines -American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

1920- John Addison -English-American composer (d. 1998)

1920- Dorothea Binz -German SS officer (d. 1947)

1920- Sid Fleischman -American author (d. 2010)

1920- Traudl Junge -German secretary and journalist (d. 2002)

1920- Leo McKern -Australian-English actor (d. 2002)

1922- Harding Lemay -American screenwriter and playwright

1924- Beryl Davis -English-American singer (d. 2011)

1925- Cornell Borchers -Lithuanian-German actress (d. 2014)

1925- Ervin Kassai -Hungarian basketball player and referee (d. 2012)

1925- Luis E. Miramontes -Mexican chemist (d. 2004)

1926- Charles Goodell -American politician (d. 1987)

1926- Jerry Lewis -American actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter

1927- Ruby Braff -American trumpet player (d. 2003)

1927- Vladimir Komarov -Russian pilot, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1967)

1927- Daniel Patrick Moynihan -American sociologist and politician, 12th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2003)

1927- Olga San Juan -American actress and dancer (d. 2009)

1928- Karlheinz Böhm -German-Austrian actor (d. 2014)

1928- Wakanohana Kanji I -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 2010)

1928- Christa Ludwig -German soprano

1929- Betty Johnson -American singer (The Johnson Family Singers)

1929- Nadja Tiller -Austrian-German actress

1930- Tommy Flanagan -American pianist (d. 2001)

1931- Alan Heyman -American-South Korean musicologist and composer (d. 2014)

1931- Anthony Kenny -English philosopher and academic

1931- John Munro (Canadian politician)|John Munro -Canadian politician (d. 2003)

1932- Don Blasingame -American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)

1932- Walter Cunningham -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1932- Kurt Diemberger -Austrian mountaineer and author

1932- Herbert Marx (politician)|Herbert Marx -Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician

1933- Keith Critchlow -English architect and academic, co-founded Temenos Academy

1933- Sanford I. Weill -American banker, financier, and philanthropist

1934- Jean Cournoyer -Canadian politician

1934- Ray Hnatyshyn -Canadian lawyer and politician, 24th Governor-General of Canada (d. 2002)

1934- Mack McInnis -American politician (d. 2013)

1934- Roger Norrington -English conductor

1934- Ray Walker (singer)|Ray Walker -American singer (The Jordanaires)

1935- Teresa Berganza -Spanish soprano

1936- Fred Neil -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)

1936- Raymond Vahan Damadian -Armenian-American inventor, invented the Magnetic resonance imaging|MRI

1936- Elisabeth Volkmann -German actress and singer (d. 2006)

1937- David Frith -English historian, journalist, and author

1937- Amos Tversky -Israeli psychologist (d. 1996)

1939- Carlos Bilardo -Argentinian footballer and coach

1940- Bernardo Bertolucci -Italian director and screenwriter

1940- Vagif Mustafazadeh -Azerbaijani pianist and composer (d. 1979)

1940- Jan Pronk -Dutch politician

1940- Keith Rowe -English guitarist (AMM (group)|AMM and M.I.M.E.O.)

1941- Bernardo Bertolucci -Italian film director

1941- Robert Guéï -Ivorian soldier and politician, 3rd List of heads of state of Ivory Coast|President of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)

1941- Chuck Woolery -American game show host

1942- Roger Crozier -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1996)

1942- James Soong -Chinese-Taiwanese politician, Governor of Taiwan Province

1942- Jerry Jeff Walker -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lost Gonzo Band)

1942- Gijs van Lennep -Dutch race car driver

1943- Ursula Goodenough -American biologist, zoologist, and author

1943- Kim Mu-saeng -South Korean actor (d. 2005)

1944- Andrew S. Tanenbaum -American computer scientist and author

1946- Michael Basman -English chess player

1946- Mary Kaldor -British academic

1946- Sigmund Groven -Norwegian harmonica virtuoso and composer

1946- Hubert Soudant -Dutch conductor

1947- Ramzan Paskayev -Kazakh accordion player and composer

1947- Baek Yoon-sik -South Korean actor

1947- Trevor Hartley -English footballer and manager

1948- Michael Owen Bruce -American singer-songwriter

1948- Richard Desjardins -Canadian singer-songwriter and director

1948- Margaret Weis -American author

1949- Erik Estrada -American actor

1949- Victor Garber -Canadian actor and singer

1949- Elliott Murphy -American-French singer-songwriter and author

1949- Joseph Pilato -American actor

1950- Peter Forster -English bishop

1951- Ray Benson -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Asleep at the Wheel)

1951- Erich Cviertna -Czech footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1951- Joe DeLamielleure -American football player

1951- Kate Nelligan -Canadian actress

1952- Graham Cole -English actor

1952- Alice Hoffman -American author

1952- Philippe Kahn -French businessman, co-founded Fullpower Technologies

1952- Scott Simon -American journalist

1953- Isabelle Huppert -French actress

1953- Óscar Ramírez -Peruvian terrorist

1953- Richard Matthew Stallman -American computer programmer

1954- David Heath (politician)|David Heath -English politician

1954- Jimmy Nail -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1954- Tim O'Brien (musician)|Tim O'Brien -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hot Rize)

1954- Hollis Stacy -American golfer

1954- Nancy Wilson (rock musician)|Nancy Wilson -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress (Heart (band)|Heart)

1955- Svetlana Alexeeva -Russian ice dancer and coach

1955- Bruno Barreto -Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter

1955- Jiro Watanabe -Japanese boxer

1956- Michael Dixon (museum director)|Michael Dixon -English zoologist and curator

1956- Ozzie Newsome -American football player

1956- Clifton Powell -American actor

1957- Matthew Bannister -English broadcaster

1958- Phillip Wilcher -Australian pianist and classical music composer

1958- Kate Worley -American author (d. 2004)

1959- Sebastian Currier -American composer and educator

1959- Flavor Flav -American rapper and actor (Public Enemy (band)|Public Enemy)

1959- Jens Stoltenberg -Norwegian politician, 27th Prime Minister of Norway

1960- Jenny Eclair -English actress and author

1960- John Hemming (politician)|John Hemming -English politician

1960- Duane Sutter -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1961- Brett Kenny -Australian rugby player

1961- Todd McFarlane -Canadian author, illustrator, and businessman, founded McFarlane Toys

1961- Michiru Oshima -Japanese composer and producer

1963- Jimmy DeGrasso -American drummer (Megadeth, Black Star Riders, F5 (band)|F5, Y&T, and Suicidal Tendencies)

1963- Jerome Flynn -English actor

1963- Kevin Smith (New Zealand actor)|Kevin Smith -New Zealand actor (d. 2002)

1964- Henry O. Godwinn -American wrestler

1964- Patty Griffin -American singer-songwriter (Band of Joy)

1964- Pascal Richard -Swiss cyclist

1964- Gore Verbinski -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1965- Steve Armstrong -American wrestler

1965- Mark Carney -Canadian-English economist and banker

1965- Richard Daniel Roman -English-Spanish songwriter and producer

1965- Belén Rueda -Spanish actress

1966- H.P. Baxxter -German singer-songwriter (Scooter (band)|Scooter and Celebrate the Nun)

1967- Tracy Bonham -American singer and violinist

1967- John Darnielle -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Mountain Goats, The Extra Lens, and The Bloody Hawaiians)

1967- Lauren Graham -American actress and producer

1968- Ananya Khare -Indian actress

1968- Trevor Wilson (basketball)|Trevor Wilson -American basketball player

1969- Judah Friedlander -American comedian and actor

1969- Aggelos Koronios -Greek basketball player and coach

1970- Joakim Berg -Swedish singer-songwriter (Kent)

1970- Paul Oscar -Icelandic singer-songwriter

1970- Reynolds Wolf -American meteorologist and journalist

1971- Alan Tudyk -American actor

1972- Veiko Õunpuu -Estonian director and screenwriter

1972- Velibor Radović -Serbian basketball player

1973- Tim Kang -American actor

1973- Patrick N. Millsaps -American lawyer

1973- Vonda Ward -American boxer

1974- Georgios Anatolakis -Greek footballer and politician

1974- Fotini Vavatsi -Greek archer

1975- Sienna Guillory -English actress

1976- Blu Cantrell -American singer-songwriter

1976- Abraham Núñez (infielder)|Abraham Núñez -Dominican baseball player

1976- Paul Schneider (actor)|Paul Schneider -American actor and director

1976- Nick Spano -American actor

1977- Donal Óg Cusack -Irish hurler

1977- Hiroki Yasumoto -Japanese voice actor

1978- Brooke Burns -American actress

1978- Ayesha Dharker -Indian actress

1979- Édison Méndez -Ecuadorian footballer

1979- Rashad Moore -American football player

1979- Leena Peisa -Finnish keyboard player and songwriter (Lordi)

1979- Andrei Stepanov (footballer)|Andrei Stepanov -Estonian footballer

1980- Todd Heap -American football player

1980- Felipe Reyes -Spanish basketball player

1981- Andrew Bree -Irish swimmer

1981- Danny Brown (rapper)|Danny Brown -American rapper

1981- Curtis Granderson -American baseball player

1981- Yoav Ziv -Israeli footballer

1982- Riley Cote -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1982- Dian Sastrowardoyo -Indonesian model and actress

1982- Brian Wilson (baseball)|Brian Wilson -American baseball player

1983- Brandon League -American baseball player

1983- Stephen Drew -American baseball player

1983- Vitali Gussev -Estonian footballer

1983- Joe Mande -American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1983- Tramon Williams -American football player

1984- Levi Brown (offensive tackle)|Levi Brown -American football player

1984- Hosea Gear -New Zealand rugby player

1984- Brandon Prust -Canadian ice hockey player

1984- Nele-Liis Vaiksoo -Estonian singer and actress

1985- Eddy Lover -Panamanian singer-songwriter

1986- Joe Denly -English cricketer

1986- Toney Douglas -American basketball player

1986- Kenny Dykstra -American wrestler

1986- T. J. Jordan -American basketball player

1986- Boaz Solossa -Indonesian footballer

1986- Daisuke Takahashi -Japanese figure skater

1986- Nicole Trunfio -Australian model and actress

1987- Paw Diaz -Filipino actress

1987- Tiiu Kuik -Estonian model

1988- Jhené Aiko -American singer-songwriter (Cocaine 80s)

1988- Brett DiBiase -American wrestler and referee

1988- Jessica Gregg -Canadian speed skater

1988- Patrick Herrmann (footballer born 1988)|Patrick Herrmann -German footballer

1989- Blake Griffin -American basketball player

1989- Theo Walcott -English footballer

1991- Wolfgang Van Halen -American bass player (Van Halen)

1992- Brett Davern -American actor

1999- Bailie Key -American gymnast

History of Deaths


37- Tiberius -Roman emperor (b. 42 BC)

455- Heraclius (primicerius sacri cubiculi)|Heraclius -Roman servant

455- Valentinian III -Roman emperor (b. 419)

1021- Heribert of Cologne -German archbishop and saint (b. 970)

1072- Adalbert of Hamburg -German archbishop (b. 1000)

1322- Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford -English politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1276)

1410- John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset -French-English admiral (b. 1373)

1457- Ladislaus Hunyadi -Hungarian politician (b. 1433)

1485- Anne Neville -English wife of Richard III of England (b. 1456)

1559- Anthony St Leger (Lord Deputy of Ireland)|Anthony St. Leger -English-Irish politician Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1496)

1649- Jean de Brébeuf -French-Canadian missionary and saint (b. 1593)

1679- John Leverett -English-American general and politician, 19th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1616)

1721- James Craggs the Elder -English politician (b. 1657)

1736- Giovanni Battista Pergolesi -Italian organist and composer (b. 1710)

1737- Benjamin Wadsworth -American clergyman and academic (b. 1670)

1738- George Bähr -German architect, designed the Dresden Frauenkirche (b. 1666)

1747- Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst -(b. 1690)

1838- Nathaniel Bowditch -American captain and mathematician (b. 1773)

1841- Félix Savart -French physicist (d. 1791)

1888- Hippolyte Carnot -French politician (b. 1801)

1890- Princess Zorka of Montenegro -(b. 1864)

1892- Samuel F. Miller (U.S. politician)|Samuel F. Miller -American politician (b. 1827)

1898- Aubrey Beardsley -English author and illustrator (b. 1872)

1899- Joseph Medill -American politician, 26th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1823)

1903- Roy Bean -American jurist (b. 1825)

1907- John O'Leary (Fenian)|John O'Leary -Irish activist (b. 1830)

1914- Gaston Calmette -French journalist (b. 1858)

1914- Charles Albert Gobat -Swiss lawyer and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)

1914- John Murray (oceanographer)|John Murray -Scottish oceanographer, marine biologist and limnologist (b. 1841)

1925- August von Wassermann -German bacteriologist and hygienist (b. 1866)

1926- Sergeant Stubby -American dog (b. 1916)

1927- William Exshaw -English sailor (b. 1866)

1930- Miguel Primo de Rivera -Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1870)

1935- John James Rickard Macleod -Scottish physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)

1935- Aron Nimzowitsch -Latvian-Danish chess player (b. 1886)

1936- Marguerite Durand -French journalist and activist (b. 1864)

1937- Alexander von Staël-Holstein -Estonian orientalist and sinologist (b. 1877)

1940- Selma Lagerlöf -Swedish author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)

1945- Simeon Price -American golfer (b. 1882)

1945- Börries von Münchhausen -German poet (b. 1874)

1955- Nicolas de Staël -French-Russian painter (b. 1914)

1957- Constantin Brâncuși -Romanian-French sculptor (b. 1876)

1961- Chen Geng -Chinese general (b. 1903)

1961- Václav Talich -Czech violinist and conductor (b. 1883)

1963- Laura Adams Armer -American author and photographer (b. 1874)

1968- Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco -Italian-American composer (b. 1895)

1968- Gunnar Ekelöf -Swedish poet (b. 1907)

1970- Tammi Terrell -American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

1971- Thomas E. Dewey -American politician, 47th Governor of New York (b. 1902)

1975- Richard W. DeKorte -American politician (b. 1936)

1975- T-Bone Walker -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1910)

1977- Kamal Jumblatt -Lebanese politician (b. 1917)

1979- Jean-Guy Cardinal -Canadian politician (b. 1925)

1979- Lucien Démanet -French gymnast (b. 1874)

1979- Jean Monnet -French economist and politician (b. 1888)

1980- Tamara de Lempicka -Polish-American painter (b. 1898)

1983- Arthur Godfrey -American actor and television host (b. 1903)

1983- Fred Rose (politician)|Fred Rose -Canadian politician (b. 1907)

1984- John Hoagland -American photographer (b. 1947)

1985- Roger Sessions -American composer (b. 1896)

1985- Eddie Shore -Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1902)

1992- Roger Lemelin -Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1919)

1992- Yves Rocard -French physicist (b. 1903)

1993- Johnny Cymbal -Scottish-American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1945)

1996- Charlie Barnett (comedian)|Charlie Barnett -American actor (b. 1954)

1998- Derek Barton -English-American chemist and educator, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

1999- Gratien Gélinas -Canadian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1909)

2000- Thomas Ferebee -American colonel (b. 1918)

2000- Pavel Prudnikau -Belarusian writer (b. 1911)

2000- Michael Starr (politician)|Michael Starr -Canadian politician (b. 1910)

2001- Norma MacMillan -Canadian voice actress (b. 1921)

2001- Bob Wollek -French race car driver (b. 1943)

2003- Rachel Corrie -American activist (b. 1979)

2003- Ronald Ferguson -English captain, polo player, and manager (b. 1931)

2004- Vilém Tauský -Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)

2005- Todd Bell -American football player (b. 1958)

2005- Ralph Erskine (architect)|Ralph Erskine -English architect, designed the The London Ark (b. 1914)

2005- Anthony George -American actor (b. 1921)

2005- Allan Hendrickse -South African politician (b. 1927)

2005- Dick Radatz -American baseball player (b. 1937)

2006- David Feintuch -American author (b. 1944)

2006- Minnie Pwerle -Australian painter (b. 1910)

2007- Manjural Islam Rana -Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)

2008- Bill Brown (cricketer)|Bill Brown -Australian cricketer (b. 1912)

2008- Ola Brunkert -Swedish drummer (b. 1946)

2008- Ivan Dixon -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1931)

2008- Gary Hart (wrestler)|Gary Hart -American wrestler and manager (b. 1942)

2008- John Hewer -English actor (b. 1922)

2008- G. David Low -American astronaut and engineer (b. 1956)

2008- Daniel MacMaster -Canadian singer (Bonham (band)|Bonham) (b. 1968)

2009- Marvin Sutton -American criminal (b. 1946)

2011- Richard Wirthlin -American religious leader (b. 1931)

2012- Aziz Ab'Sáber -Brazilian geologist and environmentalist (b. 1924)

2012- M. A. R. Barker -American linguist, author, and academic (b. 1929)

2012- Estanislau Basora -Spanish footballer (b. 1926)

2012- John Ghindia -American football player and coach (b. 1925)

2012- Donald E. Hillman -American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)

2012- Peter Serracino Inglott -Maltese priest, philosopher, and academic (b. 1936)

2013- Trond Brænne -Norwegian actor and author (b. 1953)

2013- Larcenia Bullard -American politician (b. 1947)

2013- Jamal Nazrul Islam -Bangladeshi physicist and cosmologist (b. 1939)

2013- José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz -Argentinian economist and politician, Minister of Economy of Argentina (b. 1925)

2013- Jason Molina -American singer-songwriter (b. 1973)

2013- Yadier Pedroso -Cuban baseball player (b. 1986)

2013- Bobby Smith (rhythm and blues singer)|Bobby Smith -American singer (The Spinners (American R&B group)|The Spinners) (b. 1936)

2013- Marina Solodkin -Russian-Israeli academic and politician (b. 1952)

2013- Frank Thornton -English actor (b. 1921)

2014- Gary Bettenhausen -American race car driver (b. 1941)

2014- Donald Crothers -Indian-American chemist and academic (b. 1937)

2014- Lapiro de Mbanga -Cameroonian singer and guitarist (b. 1957)

2014- Mitch Leigh -American composer and producer (b. 1928)

2014- Steve Moore (comics)|Steve Moore -English author and illustrator (b. 1949)

2014- Yulisa Pat Amadu Maddy -Sierra Leonean author, poet, and playwright (b. 1936)

2014- Alexander Pochinok -Russian economist and politician (b. 1958)