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Day History: March-29

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Events History


502-King Gundobad -issues a new legal code (''Lex Burgundionum'') at Lyon that makes Gallo-Roman culture|Gallo-Romans and Burgundians subject to the same laws.

1430-The Ottoman Empire -under Murad II captures the Byzantine Empire|Byzantine city of Thessalonica.

1461- Wars of the Roses -Battle of Towton

1500- Cesare Borgia -is given the title of Captain General of the Church|Captain General and Gonfalonier of the Church|Gonfalonier by his father Rodrigo Borgia after returning from his conquests in the Romagna.

1549-The city of Salvador da Bahia -the first capital of Brazil, is founded.

1632- Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1632)|Treaty of Saint-Germain -is signed returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.

1638-Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware -naming it New Sweden.

1683- Yaoya Oshichi -15-year-old Japanese girl, burnt at the stake for an act of arson committed due to unrequited love.

1792-King Gustav III of Sweden -dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Swedish Opera|Royal Opera 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden|Gustav IV Adolf.

1806-Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road -becoming the first United States federal Highway#United States|highway.

1809-King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden -abdication|abdicates after a ''coup d'état''. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's Riksdag of the Estates|four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Lands of Sweden|Sweden.

1831- Great Bosnian uprising -Bošnjani|Bosniaks rebel against Turkey.

1847- Mexican–American War -United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz (city)|Veracruz after a Siege of Veracruz|siege.

1849-The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab region|Punjab -

1857- Sepoy -Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry mutinies against the East India Company's Company rule in India|rule in India and inspires the protracted Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.

1865- American Civil War -Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins.

1867- Victoria of the United Kingdom|Queen Victoria -gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.

1871-The Royal Albert Hall -is opened by Queen Victoria.

1879- Anglo-Zulu War -Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.

1882-The Knights of Columbus -are established.

1886-Dr. John Pemberton -brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.

1911-The M1911 -.45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.

1930- Heinrich Brüning -is appointed German Chancellor of Germany (German Reich)|Reichskanzler.

1936-In Germany, Adolf Hitler -receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany's illegal remilitarization of the Rhineland|reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.

1941-The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement -goes into effect at 03:00 local time.

1941- World War II -Armed Forces of the United Kingdom|British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces defeat those of the Italian ''Regia Marina'' off the Peloponnesus|Peloponnesian coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.

1942-The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II -is the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.

1945-World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb -attacks on England.

1945-World War II: The German 4th Army (Wehrmacht)|4th Army -is Heiligenbeil Pocket|almost destroyed by the Soviet Red Army.

1946- Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México -one of Mexico's leading universities, is founded.

1947- Malagasy Uprising -against French colonial rule in Madagascar.

1951- Ethel and Julius Rosenberg -are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.

1957-The New York, Ontario and Western Railway -makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.

1961-The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution -is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.

1962- Arturo Frondizi -the president of Argentina, is overthrown in a military coup by Argentina's armed forces, ending an 11½ day constitutional crisis.

1971- My Lai massacre -Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.

1971-A Los Angeles, California -jury recommends the Capital punishment|death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.

1973- Vietnam War -The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.

1973- Operation Barrel Roll -a covert US bombing campaign in Laos to stop PAVN|communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.

1974- NASA -s Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury (planet)|Mercury.

1974-Local farmers in Lintong District -Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, discover the Terracotta Army that was buried with Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, in the third century BCE.

1982-The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) -receives the Royal Assent from Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom|Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Monarchy of Canada|Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982.

1984-The Indianapolis Colts|Baltimore Colts -load its possessions onto fifteen Mayflower Transit|Mayflower moving trucks in the early morning hours and transfer its operations to Indianapolis.

1990-The Czechoslovakia|Czechoslovak -parliament is unable to reach an agreement on what to call the country after the fall of Communism, sparking the so-called Hyphen War.

1993- Catherine Callbeck -becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.

1999-The Dow Jones Industrial Average -closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the internet boom.

1999-A 1999 Chamoli earthquake|magnitude 6.8 earthquake -strikes the Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing 103.

2002-In reaction to the Passover massacre -two days prior, Israel launches Operation Defensive Shield against Palestinian political violence|Palestinian militants, its largest military operation in the West Bank since the 1967 Six-Day War.

2004- Bulgaria -Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.

2004-The Republic of Ireland -becomes the first country in the world to smoking ban|ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.

2010-Two female suicide bombers 2010 Moscow Metro terrorist bombings|hit the Moscow Metro system -at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.

2013-At least 36 people are killed when a 16-floor 2013 Dar es Salaam building collapse|building collapses -in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

2013-A 2013 Gyama Mine landslide|landslide -kills 66 people in China's Tibet Autonomous Region|Tibetan Autonomous Region near Lhasa.

2014-The first Same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom|same-sex marriages -in England and Wales are performed.

Famous Birthdays


1553- Vitsentzos Kornaros -Greek poet (d. 1614)

1584- Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron -English general and politician (d. 1648)

1602- John Lightfoot -English academic and scholar (d. 1675)

1713- John Ponsonby (politician)|John Ponsonby -Irish politician (d. 1789)

1735- Johann Karl August Musäus -German author (d. 1787)

1747- Johann Wilhelm Hässler -German pianist and composer (d. 1822)

1751- Supply Belcher -American singer-songwriter (d. 1836)

1769- Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult -French general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of France (d. 1851)

1790- John Tyler -American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)

1799- Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1869)

1815- Costache Caragiale -Romanian actor and manager (d. 1877)

1816- 10th Dalai Lama -(d. 1837)

1819- Edwin Drake -American oil entrepreneur and businessman (d. 1880)

1824- Ludwig Büchner -German physiologist, physician, and philosopher (d. 1899)

1826- Wilhelm Liebknecht -German journalist and politician (d. 1900)

1862- Adolfo Müller-Ury -Swiss-American painter (d. 1947)

1867- Cy Young -American baseball player and manager (d. 1955)

1869- Aleš Hrdlička -Czech anthropologist (d. 1943)

1870- Pavlos Melas -French-Greek captain (d. 1904)

1873- Tullio Levi-Civita -Italian mathematician (d. 1941)

1874- Lou Henry Hoover -American wife of Herbert Hoover, 33rd First Lady of the United States (d. 1944)

1876- Friedrich Traun -German tennis player (d. 1908)

1878- Albert Von Tilzer -American songwriter (d. 1956)

1885- Dezső Kosztolányi -Hungarian author and poet (d. 1936)

1888- Enea Bossi, Sr. -Italian-American engineer, designed the Budd BB-1 Pioneer and Bossi-Bonomi Pedaliante (d. 1963)

1889- Warner Baxter -American actor (d. 1951)

1891- Yvan Goll -French-German poet (d. 1950)

1891- Alfred Neubauer -Czech race car driver and manager (d. 1980)

1892- József Mindszenty -Hungarian cardinal (d. 1975)

1895- Ernst Jünger -German author (d. 1998)

1899- Lavrentiy Beriya -Abkhazian-Russian politician (d. 1953)

1900- Bill Aston -English race car driver (d. 1974)

1900- John McEwen -Australian politician, 18th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)

1901- Andrija Maurović -Croatian author and illustrator (d. 1981)

1902- Marcel Aymé -French author (d. 1967)

1902- Don Miller (American football)|Don Miller -American football player and coach (d. 1979)

1902- William Walton -English composer (d. 1983)

1903- Douglas Harkness -Canadian politician (d. 1999)

1903- Arthur Negus -English television host (d. 1985)

1905- Philip Ahn -American actor (d. 1978)

1906- E. Power Biggs -English-American organist (d. 1977)

1907- Braguinha (composer)|Braguinha -Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2006)

1908- Arthur O'Connell -American actor (d. 1981)

1908- Dennis O'Keefe -American actor (d. 1968)

1911- Tito Arévalo -Filipino actor (d. 2000)

1911- Brigitte Horney -German actress (d. 1988)

1912- Hanna Reitsch -German pilot (d. 1979)

1913- R. S. Thomas -Welsh priest and poet (d. 2000)

1914- Phil Foster -American actor (d. 1985)

1914- Chapman Pincher -Indian-English historian, journalist, and author (d. 2014)

1916- Peter Geach -English philosopher and academic (d. 2013)

1916- Eugene McCarthy -American poet and politician (d. 2005)

1917- Man o' War -American race horse (d. 1947)

1918- Pearl Bailey -American actress and singer (d. 1990)

1918- Lê Văn Thiêm -Vietnamese mathematician (d. 1991)

1918- Sam Walton -American businessman, founded Walmart and Sam's Club (d. 1992)

1919- Eileen Heckart -American actress (d. 2001)

1920- John M. Belk -American businessman and politician (d. 2007)

1920- Clarke Fraser -American-Canadian geneticist and academic

1920- Pierre Moinot -French author (d. 2007)

1920- Theodore Trautwein -American judge (d. 2000)

1923- Geoff Duke -English motorcycle racer

1923- Betty Binns Fletcher -American lawyer and judge (d. 2012)

1923- Bob Haymes -American singer-songwriter, and actor (d. 1989)

1926- Moshe Sanbar -Hungarian-Israeli economist (d. 2012)

1927- John McLaughlin (host)|John McLaughlin -American journalist and producer

1927- John Vane -English pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

1928- Romesh Bhandari -Pakistani-Indian politician, 13th Foreign Secretary (India)|Foreign Secretary of India (d. 2013)

1928- Keith Botsford -Belgian-American journalist, author, and academic

1928- Vincent Gigante -American boxer and mobster (d. 2005)

1929- Utpal Dutt -Indian actor, director, and playwright (d. 1993)

1929- Sheila Kitzinger -English activist, author, and academic

1929- Richard Lewontin -American biologist and geneticist

1929- Lennart Meri -Estonian director and politician, 2nd President of Estonia (d. 2006)

1930- Anerood Jugnauth -Mauritian politician, 4th President of Mauritius

1931- Ștefan Andrei -Romanian politician, 87th Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Romania)|Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2014)

1931- Sopubek Begaliev -Kyrgyzstani economist and politician (d. 2002)

1931- Aleksei Gubarev -Russian general, pilot, and astronaut

1931- Norman Tebbit -English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

1933- Jacques Brault -Canadian poet and academic

1935- Ruby Murray -English singer and actress (d. 1996)

1936- Richard Rodney Bennett -English-American composer and educator (d. 2012)

1936- Mogens Camre -Danish politician

1936- John A. Durkin -American politician (d. 2012)

1936- Judith Guest -American author and screenwriter

1936- Joseph P. Teasdale -American lawyer and politician, 48th Governor of Missouri (d. 2014)

1937- Billy Carter -American businessman and politician (d. 1988)

1937- Roberto Chabet -Filipino painter and sculptor (d. 2013)

1937- Smarck Michel -Haitian politician, 6th Prime Minister of Haiti (d. 2012)

1938- Barry Jackson (actor)|Barry Jackson -English actor and stuntman (d. 2013)

1939- Roland Arnall -French-American businessman and diplomat, 63rd United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (d. 2008)

1939- Terence Hill -Italian actor

1940- Ray Davis (musician)|Ray Davis -American singer (The Parliaments, Parliament (band)|Parliament, and Funkadelic) (d. 2005)

1940- Astrud Gilberto -Brazilian singer-songwriter

1940- John Suchet -English journalist

1941- Violeta Andrei -Romanian actress

1941- Eden Kane -Indian-English singer and actor

1941- Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. -American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1942- Julie Goodyear -English actress

1942- Bob Lurtsema -American football player

1942- Scott Wilson (actor)|Scott Wilson -American actor

1943- Vangelis -Greek keyboard player and songwriter (Aphrodite's Child and Jon and Vangelis)

1943- Chad Allan (musician)|Chad Allan -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Guess Who and Brave Belt)

1943- Eric Idle -English actor and singer

1943- John Major -English banker and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1944- Terry Jacks -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Poppy Family)

1944- Denny McLain -American baseball player

1945- Walt Frazier -American basketball player and sportscaster

1945- Speedy Keen -English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Thunderclap Newman) (d. 2002)

1945- Willem Ruis -Dutch game show host (d. 1986)

1946- James Boyle (broadcasting)|James Boyle -Scottish broadcaster

1946- Paul Herman -American actor

1946- Richard Holmes (military historian)|Richard Holmes -English soldier and historian (d. 2011)

1946- Billy Thorpe -English-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (d. 2007)

1946- Rigo Tovar -Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2005)

1947- Robert Gordon (musician)|Robert Gordon -American singer and actor

1947- Bobby Kimball -American singer-songwriter (Toto (band)|Toto and Yoso)

1948- Bud Cort -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1949- Michael Brecker -American saxophonist and composer (Steps Ahead and Parliament-Funkadelic) (d. 2007)

1949- Dave Greenfield -English Keyboard player (The Stranglers)

1949- Pauline Marois -Canadian politician, 30th Premier of Quebec

1949- Keith Simpson (politician)|Keith Simpson -English historian and politician

1949- John Spenkelink -American murderer (d. 1979)

1950- Norman Snow -American actor

1951- William Clarke (musician)|William Clarke -American harmonica player (d. 1996)

1952- John Hendricks -American businessman, founded Discovery Communications

1952- Teófilo Stevenson -Cuban boxer (d. 2012)

1953- Tõnis Palts -Estonian politician, 39th Mayor of Tallinn

1954- Dianne Kay -American actress

1954- Karen Ann Quinlan -American medical patient (d. 1985)

1955- Earl Campbell -American football player

1955- Brendan Gleeson -Irish actor

1955- Christopher Lawford -American actor and author

1955- Marina Sirtis -English-American actress

1956- Stephen Cole (broadcaster)|Stephen Cole -English journalist

1956- Patty Donahue -American singer (The Waitresses) (d. 1996)

1956- Kurt Thomas (gymnast)|Kurt Thomas -American gymnast

1957- Elizabeth Hand -American author

1957- Christopher Lambert -American-French actor

1957- Simon Lee (academic)|Simon Lee -English scholar and academic

1958- Pedro Bial -Brazilian journalist and producer

1958- Travis Childers -American politician

1958- Fiona Reynolds -English academic

1958- Nouriel Roubini -American economist and educator

1958- Victor Salva -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1958- Marc Silvestri -American publisher, founded Top Cow Productions

1959- Henry Bellingham (politician)|Henry Bellingham -English politician

1959- Barry Blanchard -Canadian mountaineer

1959- Perry Farrell -American singer-songwriter (Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Psi com, and Satellite Party)

1959- Michael Hayes (wrestler)|Michael Hayes -American wrestler and singer

1959- Brad McCrimmon -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2011)

1960- Jo Nesbø -Norwegian singer-songwriter and author (Di Derre)

1960- Annabella Sciorra -American actress

1961- Gary Brabham -Australian race car driver

1961- Ari Emanuel -American talent agent

1961- Mike Kingery -American baseball player

1961- Amy Sedaris -American actress and author

1961- Michael Winterbottom -English director and producer

1962- Billy Beane -American baseball player and manager

1962- Dan Bittman -Romanian singer-songwriter (Iris (Romanian band)|Iris)

1962- Kongar-ol Ondar -Russian singer (d. 2013)

1964- Michael A. Jackson (sheriff)|Michael A. Jackson -American police officer and politician

1964- Elle Macpherson -Australian model and actress

1964- Ming Tsai -American chef

1965- Jill Goodacre -American model and actress

1965- Emilios T. Harlaftis -Greek astrophysicist (d. 2005)

1965- Dominic Littlewood -English journalist

1965- William Oefelein -American commander, pilot, and astronaut

1965- Voula Patoulidou -Greek runner

1966- Eric Gunderson -American baseball player

1967- Michel Hazanavicius -French director, producer, and screenwriter

1967- Brian Jordan -American baseball player

1967- John Popper -American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (Blues Traveler and The John Popper Project)

1968- Sue Foley -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1968- Lucy Lawless -New Zealand actress and singer

1969- Ayano Murasaki -Japanese porn actress

1969- Jimmy Spencer (American football)|Jimmy Spencer -American football player

1970- Ruth England -English actress and producer

1971- Robert Gibbs -American political adviser, 28th White House Press Secretary

1971- Lara Logan -South African-American journalist

1972- Michel Ancel -French game designer, created ''Rayman''

1972- Rui Costa -Portuguese footballer

1972- Alex Ochoa -Cuban-American baseball player and coach

1972- Priti Patel -English politician

1972- Junichi Suwabe -Japanese voice actor and singer

1973- Brandi Love -American porn actress and model

1973- Marc Overmars -Dutch footballer

1973- Sebastiano Siviglia -Italian footballer

1973- Steve Smith (British high jumper)|Steve Smith -English high jumper

1974- Kara Brock -American actress

1974- Kristoffer Cusick -American actor

1974- Marc Gené -Spanish race car driver

1974- Miguel Gómez (photographer)|Miguel Gómez -Colombian-American photographer

1974- Sarah Walker (television presenter)|Sarah Walker -English television host

1975- Jim Mahfood -American comic book creator

1976- Igor Astarloa -Spanish cyclist

1976- Jennifer Capriati -American tennis player

1976- Daisuke Namikawa -Japanese voice actor

1978- Pierre Faber -French-German rugby player

1978- Jeffrey Parazzo -Canadian actor

1978- Aaron Persico -New Zealand-Italian rugby player

1979- Estela Giménez -Spanish gymnast

1979- Lauri Lahesalu -Estonian ice hockey player

1979- Amy Mathews -Australian actress

1979- De'Angelo Wilson -American actor (d. 2008)

1980- Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein -of Jordan

1980- China P. Arnold -American murderer

1980- Chris D'Elia -American comedian and actor

1980- Bill Demong -American skier

1980- Bruno Silva -Uruguayan footballer

1980- Kim Tae-hee -South Korean actress

1981- Megan Hilty -American actress and singer

1981- Jlloyd Samuel -Trinidadian footballer

1981- Brian Skala -American actor

1982- Hideaki Takizawa -Japanese actor and singer (Tackey & Tsubasa)

1983- Donald Cerrone -American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer

1983- Darius Draudvila -Lithuanian decathlete

1983- Luiza -Brazilian guitarist (Cansei de Ser Sexy)

1983- Jamie Woon -English singer-songwriter and producer

1984- Nate Adams -American motocross racer

1984- Mohamed Bouazizi -Tunisian street vendor and activist (d. 2011)

1984- Juan Mónaco -Argentinian tennis player

1984- Mai Satoda -Japanese singer (Country Musume, Ongaku Gatas, and Elegies (J-pop)|Elegies)

1985- Fernando Amorebieta -Venezuelan footballer

1985- Maxim Lapierre -Canadian ice hockey player

1985- Mickey Pimentel -American football player

1986- Sylvan Ebanks-Blake -English footballer

1986- Luke Eberl -American actor and director

1986- Yoo So-young -South Korean actress and model

1987- Gianluca Freddi -Italian footballer

1987- Danielle Byrnes -Australian model and actress

1988- Esther Cremer -German runner

1988- Jesús Molina -Mexican footballer

1988- Jürgen Zopp -Estonian tennis player

1989- James Tomkins (footballer)|James Tomkins -English footballer

1990- Carlos Alberto Peña -Mexican footballer

1990- Mark Rajevski -Estonian ice hockey player

1990- Lyle Taylor -English footballer

1991- Fabio Borini -Italian footballer

1991- Hayley McFarland -American actress

1992- Chris Massoglia -American actor

1993- Riin Emajõe -Estonian footballer

1994- Sulli -South Korean actress, singer, and dancer (f(x) (band)|f(x))

1995- Marc Musso -American actor

History of Deaths


1058- Pope Stephen IX -(b. 1020)

1368- Emperor Go-Murakami -of Japan (b. 1328)

1461- Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland -English politician (b. 1421)

1578- Louis I, Cardinal of Guise -(b. 1527)

1578- Arthur Champernowne -English admiral (b. 1524)

1628- Tobias Matthew -English archbishop (b. 1546)

1629- Jacob de Gheyn II -Dutch painter and engraver (b. 1565)

1683- Yaoya Oshichi -Japanese arsonist (b. 1667)

1692- Nicolaus Bruhns -Danish-German organist, violinist, and composer (b. 1665)

1730- Simon Straub -German violinmaker and luthier (b. 1662)

1751- Thomas Coram -English captain and philanthropist, founded Foundling Hospital (b. 1668)

1772- Emanuel Swedenborg -Swedish astronomer, philosopher and theologian (b. 1688)

1788- Charles Wesley -English clergyman and poet (b. 1707)

1792- Gustav III of Sweden -(b. 1746)

1800- Marc René, marquis de Montalembert -French engineer (b. 1714)

1803- Gottfried van Swieten -Dutch-Austrian librarian and diplomat (b. 1733)

1826- Johann Heinrich Voss -German poet (b. 1751)

1829- Cornelio Saavedra -Argentinian general and politician (b. 1759)

1848- John Jacob Astor -German-American businessman (b. 1763)

1855- Henri Druey -Swiss politician (b. 1799)

1873- Francesco Zantedeschi -Italian physicist and priest (b. 1797)

1877- Inazuma Raigorō -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 7th Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna (b. 1802)

1888- Charles-Valentin Alkan -French pianist and composer (b. 1813)

1891- Georges Seurat -French painter (b. 1859)

1900- Cyrus K. Holliday -American businessman (b. 1826)

1906- Slava Raškaj -Croatian painter (b. 1878)

1911- Alexandre Guilmant -French organist and composer (b. 1837)

1912- Henry Robertson Bowers -Scottish lieutenant and explorer (b. 1883)

1912- Robert Falcon Scott -English lieutenant and explorer (b. 1868)

1912- Edward Adrian Wilson -English physician and explorer (b. 1872)

1924- Charles Villiers Stanford -Irish composer and conductor (b. 1852)

1934- Otto Hermann Kahn -German banker and philanthropist (b. 1867)

1940- Alexander Obolensky -Russian-English rugby player (b. 1916)

1948- Harry Price -English author (b. 1881)

1948- Olev Siinmaa -Estonian architect (b. 1881)

1956- Infante Alfonso of Spain -(b. 1941)

1957- Joyce Cary -Irish author (b. 1888)

1959- Barthélemy Boganda -Central African politician, 1st List of heads of state of the Central African Republic and Central African Empire|Prime Minister of the Central Africa (b. 1910)

1963- Gaspard Fauteux -Canadian politician, 19th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1898)

1963- August Rei -Estonian politician, 12th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1886)

1965- Zlatko Baloković -Croatian violinist (b. 1895)

1970- Anna Louise Strong -American journalist (b. 1885)

1971- Dhirendranath Datta -Bangladeshi lawyer (b. 1886)

1972- J. Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank -English businessman, founded Rank Organisation (b. 1888)

1974- Joe Stecher -American wrestler (b. 1893)

1979- Yahya Petra of Kelantan -(b. 1917)

1980- Mantovani -Italian-English conductor (b. 1905)

1981- Eric Williams -Trinidadian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)

1982- Walter Hallstein -German educator and politician (b. 1901)

1982- Carl Orff -German composer (b. 1895)

1982- Nathan Farragut Twining -American general (b. 1897)

1985- The Singing Nun -Belgian singer-songwriter and nun (b. 1933)

1985- Luther Terry -American physician, 9th Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)

1986- Ritz Brothers|Harry Ritz -Austrian-American actor (b. 1907)

1988- Maurice Blackburn (composer)|Maurice Blackburn -Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1914)

1988- Ted Kluszewski -American baseball player (b. 1924)

1989- Bernard Blier -French actor (b. 1916)

1991- Lee Atwater -American political consultant (b. 1951)

1991- Guy Bourdin -French fashion photographer (b. 1928)

1992- Paul Henreid -Italian-American actor and director (b. 1908)

1994- Bill Travers -English actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

1995- Jimmy McShane -Irish singer (Baltimora) (b. 1957)

1995- Mort Meskin -American illustrator (b. 1916)

1995- Terry Moore (baseball)|Terry Moore -American baseball player and coach (b. 1912)

1996- Frank Daniel -Czech-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

1996- Bill Goldsworthy -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1944)

1997- Hans-Walter Eigenbrodt -German footballer and coach (b. 1935)

1999- Joe Williams (jazz singer)|Joe Williams -American singer (b. 1918)

1999- Gyula Zsengellér -Hungarian footballer (b. 1915)

2001- Helge Ingstad -Norwegian explorer (b. 1899)

2001- John Lewis (pianist)|John Lewis -American pianist and composer (Modern Jazz Quartet) (b. 1920)

2002- Ayat al-Akhras -Palestinian suicide bomber (b. 1984)

2002- Rachel Levy -Israeli victim of Kiryat HaYovel supermarket bombing (b. 1985)

2002- Haim Smadar -Israeli security guard (b. 1947)

2002- Rico Yan -Filipino actor (b. 1975)

2003- Carlo Urbani -Italian physician (b. 1956)

2004- Joel Feinberg -American philosopher (b. 1926)

2004- Simone Renant -French actress (b. 1911)

2005- Johnnie Cochran -American lawyer (b. 1937)

2005- Mitch Hedberg -American comedian and actor (b. 1968)

2005- Miltos Sachtouris -Greek poet (b. 1919)

2006- Salvador Elizondo -Mexican author and poet (b. 1932)

2007- Calvin Lockhart -Bahamian-American actor (b. 1934)

2009- Vladimir Fedotov -Russian footballer and manager (b. 1943)

2009- Andy Hallett -American actor and singer (b. 1975)

2011- Ângelo de Sousa -Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)

2011- Iakovos Kambanelis -Greek poet, playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, and novelist (b. 1921)

2012- Borgia (horse)|Borgia -German race horse (b. 1994)

2012- Montjeu -Irish race horse (b. 1996)

2012- Luke Askew -American actor (b. 1932)

2012- Pap Cheyassin Secka -Gambian lawyer and politician (b. 1942)

2012- Bill Jenkins (drag racer)|Bill Jenkins -American race car driver and engineer (b. 1930)

2012- Murder of Oksana Makar|Oksana Makar -Ukrainian murder victim (b. 1994)

2012- John Mallison -Australian pastor and author (b. 1929)

2012- Michael Peterson (surfer)|Michael Peterson -Australian surfer (b. 1952)

2013- Lawrence Auster -American blogger and author (b. 1949)

2013- Reid Flair -American wrestler (b. 1988)

2013- Reginald Gray (artist)|Reginald Gray -Irish-French painter (b. 1930)

2013- Brian Huggins -English-Canadian journalist and actor (b. 1931)

2013- Enzo Jannacci -Italian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1935)

2013- Liu Kang (football manager)|Liu Kang -Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1961)

2013- Ralph Klein -Canadian journalist and politician, 12th Premier of Alberta (b. 1942)

2013- Jim Mees -American set designer (b. 1955)

2013- Art Phillips -Canadian politician, 32nd Mayor of Vancouver (b. 1930)

2014- Hobart Alter -American businessman (b. 1933)

2014- Karl Spillman Forester -American judge (b. 1940)

2014- Marc Platt (dancer)|Marc Platt -American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1913)

2014- Birgitta Valberg -Swedish actress (b. 1916)

2014- Dane Witherspoon -American actor (b. 1957)