This Day in History

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

Events History

363- Roman Emperor -Julian the Apostate|Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death.

1046- Naser Khosrow -begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book ''Safarnama''.

1279-The Livonian Order -is defeated in the Battle of Aizkraukle by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

1496-King Henry VII of England -issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands.

1616- Nicolaus Copernicus -s book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the Catholic Church

1766- Antonio de Ulloa -the first Spain|Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.

1770- Boston Massacre -Five United States|Americans, including Crispus Attucks, are fatally shot by Kingdom of Great Britain|British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later.

1811- Peninsular War -A French force under the command of Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno|Marshal Victor is routed while trying to prevent an Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese army from lifting the Siege of Cádiz in the Battle of Barrosa.

1824- First Anglo-Burmese War -The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|British officially declare war on Burma.

1836- Samuel Colt -patents the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.

1850-The Britannia Bridge -across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.

1860- Parma -Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia.

1868-'' Mefistofele -', an opera by Arrigo Boito receives its première performance at La Scala.

1872- George Westinghouse -patents the air brake (rail)|air brake.

1906- Moro Rebellion -United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moro people|Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors.

1912- Italo-Turkish War -Kingdom of Italy|Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Ottoman Empire|Turkish lines.

1931-The British Viceroy -of British Raj|India, Governor-General Edward Frederick Lindley Wood and Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) Gandhi–Irwin Pact|sign an agreement envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing salt to be freely used by the poorest members of the population.

1933- Great Depression -President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Emergency Banking Act|bank holiday", closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.

1933- Adolf Hitler -s Nazi Party receives 43.9% at the German federal election, March 1933|Reichstag elections. This later allows the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act of 1933|Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.

1936-First flight of Supermarine Spitfire -advanced monoplane fighter aircraft in the United Kingdom.

1940-Six high-ranking members of Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union|Soviet politburo -including General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union|General Secretary Joseph Stalin, sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Poland|Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish Prisoner of War|POWs, in what will become known as the Katyn massacre.

1943-First flight of Gloster Meteor -jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.

1944- World War II -The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in the western Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic|Ukrainian SSR.

1946- Winston Churchill -coins the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.

1946- People's Republic of Hungary|Hungarian -communism|Communists and Social democracy|Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc (Hungary)|Left Bloc.

1960- Cuba -photographer Alberto Korda takes his Guerrillero Heroico|iconic photograph of Marxism|Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara|Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

1965- March Intifada -A Left-wing politics|Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.

1966- BOAC Flight 911 -crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.

1970-The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty -goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.

1974- Yom Kippur War -Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.

1978-The Landsat program|Landsat 3 -is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

1979-Soviet probes Venera 11 -Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios probes|Helios II all are hit by Gamma-ray burst|"off the scale" gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.

1979-America's Voyager 1 -spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.

1981-The ZX81 -a pioneering United Kingdom|British home computer, is launched by Sinclair Research and would go on to sell over 1.5 million units around the world.

1982-Soviet probe Venera 14 -landed on Venus.

1984-Six thousand miners in the United Kingdom -begin their UK miners' strike (1984–1985)|strike at Cortonwood Colliery.

2003-In Haifa -17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.

2012- Invisible Children, Inc.|Invisible Children -launches the Stop Kony campaign with the release of Kony 2012.

2012-At least 2 people are killed and 6 injured after a 2012 Bucharest hair salon shooting|shooting in a hair salon -in Bucharest, Romania.

Famous Birthdays

1133- Henry II of England -(d. 1189)

1324- David II of Scotland -(d. 1371)

1326- Louis I of Hungary -(d. 1382)

1512- Gerardus Mercator -Flemish mathematician, cartographer, and philosopher (d. 1594)

1563- John Coke -English politician (d. 1644)

1575- William Oughtred -English mathematician (d. 1660)

1585- John George I, Elector of Saxony -(d. 1656)

1658- Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac -French explorer (d. 1730)

1693- Johann Jakob Wettstein -Swiss theologian and scholar (d. 1754)

1696- Giovanni Battista Tiepolo -Italian painter (d. 1770)

1703- Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky -Russian poet (d. 1768)

1713- Edward Cornwallis -English general (d. 1776)

1713- Frederick Cornwallis -English archbishop (d. 1783)

1723- Princess Mary of Great Britain -(d. 1773)

1739- Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge -American physician and colonel (d. 1819)

1748- Jonas C. Dryander -Swedish botanist (d. 1810)

1748- William Shield -English violinist and composer (d. 1829)

1750- Jean-Baptiste Gaspard d'Ansse de Villoison -French scholar (d. 1805)

1751- Jan Křtitel Kuchař -Czech organist, composer, and educator (d. 1829)

1794- Jacques Babinet -French physicist (d. 1872)

1794- Robert Cooper Grier -American jurist (d. 1870)

1814- Wilhelm von Giesebrecht -German historian (d. 1889)

1815- John Wentworth (Illinois)|John Wentworth -American politician, 19th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1888)

1817- Austen Henry Layard -English archaeologist (d. 1894)

1836- Charles Goodnight -American rancher (d. 1929)

1853- Howard Pyle -American author and illustrator (d. 1911)

1862- Siegbert Tarrasch -German chess player (d. 1934)

1867- Louis-Alexandre Taschereau -Canadian politician, 14th Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)

1869- Michael von Faulhaber -German cardinal (d. 1952)

1870- Frank Norris -American author (d. 1902)

1871- Rosa Luxemburg -Polish-Russian economist and philosopher (d. 1919)

1873- Olav Bjaaland -Norwegian skier and explorer (d. 1961)

1874- Henry Travers -English actor (d. 1965)

1879- William Beveridge -Indian-English economist (d. 1963)

1879- Andres Larka -Estonian general and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of War (d. 1943)

1882- Arthur Hussey -American golfer (d. 1915)

1882- Dora Marsden -English author and activist (d. 1960)

1883- Marius Barbeau -Canadian ethnographer (d. 1969)

1886- Dong Biwu -Chinese politician (d. 1975)

1887- Heitor Villa-Lobos -Brazilian composer (d. 1959)

1897- Set Persson -Swedish politician (d. 1960)

1898- Zhou Enlai -Chinese politician, 1st Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)

1898- Soong May-ling -Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-Shek, 2nd List of spouses of the presidents of the Republic of China|First Lady of China (d. 2003)

1898- Misao Okawa -Japanese super-centenarian

1901- Louis Kahn -American architect and academic (d. 1974)

1904- Karl Rahner -German priest and theologian (d. 1984)

1908- Irving Fiske -American author and playwright (d. 1990)

1908- Rex Harrison -English actor (d. 1990)

1910- Momofuku Ando -Taiwanese-Japanese businessman, founded Nissin Foods (d. 2007)

1913- Gangubai Hangal -Indian singer (d. 2009)

1914- Philip Farkas -American horn player (d. 1992)

1914- Ursula Reit -German actress (d. 1998)

1915- Henry Hicks (Nova Scotia politician)|Henry Hicks -Canadian academic and politician, 16th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 1990)

1915- Laurent Schwartz -French mathematician (d. 2002)

1916- Jack Hamm -American illustrator (d. 1996)

1918- Milt Schmidt -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

1918- Red Storey -Canadian football player, referee, and sportscaster (d. 2006)

1918- James Tobin -American economist, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)

1920- José Aboulker -Algerian surgeon and activist (d. 2009)

1920- Virginia Christine -American actress (d. 1996)

1920- Leontine T. Kelly -American bishop (d. 2012)

1921- Elmer Valo -American baseball player (d. 1998)

1922- James Noble (actor)|James Noble -American actor

1922- Pier Paolo Pasolini -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1975)

1923- Juan A. Rivero -Puerto Rican biologist and academic, founded Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo (d. 2014)

1923- Laurence Tisch -American businessman, co-founded the Loews Corporation (d. 2003)

1926- Craig Hill (actor)|Craig Hill -American-Spanish actor (d. 2014)

1927- Jack Cassidy -American actor (d. 1976)

1928- J. Hillis Miller -American literary critic

1929- Erik Carlsson -Swedish race car driver

1929- J. B. Lenoir -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1967)

1930- John Ashley (ice hockey)|John Ashley -Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 2008)

1930- Del Crandall -American baseball player and manager

1931- Fred (comics)|Fred -French illustrator (d. 2013)

1931- Anthony Hedges -English composer and academic

1931- Jean-Paul Roussillon -French actor (d. 2009)

1931- Barry Tuckwell -Australian horn player

1932- Gertan Klauber -Czech-English actor (d. 2008)

1933- Jef Eygel -Belgian basketball player (d. 2005)

1933- Kostas Linoxilakis -Greek footballer

1933- Tommy Tucker (singer)|Tommy Tucker -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1982)

1934- Daniel Kahneman -Israeli economist, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate

1934- James Sikking -American actor

1935- Philip K. Chapman -Australian-American astronaut and engineer

1935- Paul Sand -American actor

1936- Canaan Banana -Zimbabwean politician, 1st President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)

1936- Dean Stockwell -American actor

1937- Olusegun Obasanjo -Nigerian general and politician, 5th President of Nigeria

1938- Paul Evans (musician)|Paul Evans -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1938- Lynn Margulis -American biologist (d. 2011)

1938- Fred Williamson -American football player, actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1939- Samantha Eggar -English actress

1939- Benyamin Sueb -Indonesian comedian, actor, and singer (d. 1995)

1939- Peter Woodcock -Canadian murderer (d. 2010)

1939- Pierre Wynants -Belgian chef

1940- Tom Butler (bishop)|Tom Butler -English bishop

1941- Des Wilson -New Zealand-English businessman and activist

1942- Felipe González -Spanish politician, Prime Minister of Spain

1942- Mike Resnick -American author

1943- Billy Backus -American boxer

1943- Lucio Battisti -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)

1943- Hugh Scully -English television host

1944- Peter Brandes -Danish painter and sculptor

1944- Roy Gutman -American journalist

1946- Richard Bell (Canadian musician)|Richard Bell -Canadian pianist (Full Tilt Boogie Band, The Band, Crowbar (Canadian band)|Crowbar, and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) (d. 2007)

1946- Mem Fox -Australian author

1946- Murray Head -English actor and singer

1946- Lova Moor -French singer, dancer, and actress

1946- Michael Warren (actor)|Michael Warren -American basketball player and actor

1947- Eddie Hodges -American actor and singer

1947- Clodagh Rodgers -Irish singer and actress

1947- Tom Russell -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947- Kent Tekulve -American baseball player

1948- Paquirri -Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)

1948- Eddy Grant -Guyanese-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Equals)

1948- Richard Hickox -English conductor (d. 2008)

1948- Elaine Paige -English singer and actress

1948- A. Rafiq -Indonesian singer and actor (d. 2013)

1949- Leszek Błażyński -Polish boxer (d. 1992)

1949- Franz Josef Jung -German politician

1951- Lat -Malaysian cartoonist

1951- Jim Dowd (politician)|Jim Dowd -German-English politician

1951- Burkhard Segler -German footballer

1952- Alan Clark (keyboardist)|Alan Clark -English keyboard player (Dire Straits)

1952- Mike Squires -American baseball player

1953- Michael Sandel -American philosopher and educator

1954- Barry Lee Fairchild -American murderer (d. 1995)

1954- Jack Stamp -American conductor and composer

1954- Marsha Warfield -American actress

1955- Julien Dray -Algerian-French politician

1955- Penn Jillette -American magician, actor, and author

1955- Georgios Papastamkos -Greek politician

1956- Adriana Barraza -Mexican actress and director

1956- Teena Marie -American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)

1956- Marco Paolini -Italian actor and author

1956- Christopher Snowden -English engineer and academic

1957- Mark E. Smith -English singer-songwriter (The Fall (band)|The Fall and Von Südenfed)

1957- Ray Suarez -American journalist and author

1958- Andy Gibb -English-Australian singer (d. 1988)

1959- David Fury -American screenwriter and producer

1959- Tsukasa Hojo -Japanese illustrator

1959- Mike Byster -American mathematician, mental calculator and Mathematics education|math educator

1959- Vazgen Sargsyan -Armenian colonel and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 1999)

1960- Paul Drayson, Baron Drayson -English businessman and politician

1960- David Tibet -English singer-songwriter (Current 93 and Death in June)

1962- Jonathan Penner -American actor

1962- The Proclaimers|Charlie Reid -Scottish singer-songwriter (The Proclaimers)

1962- The Proclaimers|Craig Reid -Scottish singer-songwriter (The Proclaimers)

1963- Joel Osteen -American pastor, author, and television host

1964- Bertrand Cantat -French singer-songwriter (Noir Désir)

1964- Egon Flad -German footballer

1966- Mark Z. Danielewski -American author

1966- Oh Eun-sun -South-Korean mountaineer

1966- Bob Halkidis -Canadian ice hockey player

1966- Michael Irvin -American football player

1966- Aasif Mandvi -Indian-American actor and comedian

1968- Gordon Bajnai -Hungarian businessman and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Hungary

1968- Theresa Villiers -English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

1969- Paul Blackthorne -English actor

1969- Danny King (author)|Danny King -English author and playwright

1969- Moussa Saïb -Algerian footballer

1969- MC Solaar -Senegalese-French rapper

1970- Rome (musician)|Rome -American singer

1970- Mike Brown (basketball, born 1970)|Mike Brown -American basketball player and coach

1970- John Frusciante -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Swahili Blonde, and Ataxia (band)|Ataxia)

1971- Jeffrey Hammonds -American baseball player

1971- Yuri Lowenthal -American voice actor

1971- Filip Meirhaeghe -Belgian cyclist

1971- Scott Mosier -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1972- Brian Grant -American basketball player

1972- Luca Turilli -Italian guitarist and songwriter (Rhapsody of Fire, and Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, and Luca Turilli's Dreamquest)

1973- Yannis Anastasiou -Greek footballer

1973- Nelly Arcan -Canadian author (d. 2009)

1973- Ryan Franklin -American baseball player

1973- Nicole Pratt -Australian tennis player

1974- Kevin Connolly (actor)|Kevin Connolly -American actor and director

1974- Jens Jeremies -German footballer

1974- Matt Lucas -English comedian, actor, singer, and screenwriter

1974- Eva Mendes -American actress

1974- Jill Ritchie -American actress

1975- Jolene Blalock -American actress

1975- Luciano Burti -Brazilian race car driver

1975- Sasho Petrovski -Australian footballer

1975- Niki Taylor -American model

1975- Sergei Ivanov (cyclist) -former professional road bicycle racer

1976- Šarūnas Jasikevičius -Lithuanian basketball player

1976- Paul Konerko -American baseball player

1976- Chiwoniso Maraire -Zimbabwean singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

1976- Katerina Matziou -Greek actress

1976- Tim Sylvia -American mixed martial artist and wrestler

1977- Bryan Berard -American ice hockey player

1977- Mike MacDougal -American baseball player

1977- Wally Szczerbiak -American basketball player

1978- Jared Crouch -Australian footballer

1978- Mike Hessman -American baseball player

1978- Kimberly McCullough -American actress, singer, and dancer

1978- Carlos Ochoa -Mexican footballer

1979- Tang Gonghong -Chinese weightlifter

1980- Shay Carl -American businessman, co-founded Maker Studios

1981- Barret Jackman -Canadian ice hockey player

1981- Paul Martin (ice hockey)|Paul Martin -American ice hockey player

1981- Shugo Oshinari -Japanese actor

1981- Andreas Wiig -Norwegian snowboarder

1982- Daniel Carter (rugby player)|Daniel Carter -New Zealand rugby player

1982- Giorgia Palmas -Italian model and television host

1983- Edgar Dueñas -Mexican footballer

1984- Ryan Crowley -Australian footballer

1984- Guillaume Hoarau -French footballer

1985- David Marshall (footballer)|David Marshall -Scottish footballer

1985- Kenichi Matsuyama -Japanese actor

1985- Brad Mills (pitcher)|Brad Mills -American baseball player

1986- Matty Fryatt -English footballer

1986- Kimberlee Green -Australian netball player

1986- Ellen Whitaker -English horse rider

1986- Carlos Quintero (cyclist) -Colombian racing cyclist

1987- Anna Chakvetadze -Russian tennis player

1988- Trevor Carson -Irish footballer

1988- Bjarni Viðarsson -Icelandic footballer

1989- Sterling Knight -American actor and singer

1989- Jake Lloyd -American actor

1990- Alex Smithies -English footballer

1991- Daniil Trifonov -Russian pianist

1993- El-Hadji Ba -French footballer

1993- Joshua Coyne -American violinist and composer

1993- Alexa Dectis -American singer and actress

1994- Daria Gavrilova -Russian tennis player

1994- Aislinn Paul -Canadian actress

1999- Madison Beer -American singer

History of Deaths

254- Pope Lucius I -(b. 200)

1239- Hermann Balk -German knight

1534- Antonio da Correggio -Italian painter (b. 1489)

1539- Nuno da Cunha -Portuguese admiral and politician, List of governors of Portuguese India|Governor of Portuguese India (b. 1487)

1592- Michael Coxcie -Flemish painter (b. 1499)

1611- Shimazu Yoshihisa -Japanese daimyo (b. 1533)

1622- Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma -(b. 1569)

1695- Henry Wharton -English librarian and author (b. 1664)

1726- Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull -English politician (b. 1655)

1731- Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi -Syrian scholar (b. 1641)

1770- Crispus Attucks -American slave (b. 1723)

1776- Yeongjo of Joseon -(b. 1694)

1778- Thomas Arne -English composer (b. 1710)

1815- Franz Mesmer -German physician and astrologist (b. 1734)

1827- Pierre-Simon Laplace -French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1749)

1827- Alessandro Volta -Italian physicist (b. 1745)

1829- John Adams (mutineer)|John Adams -English sailor (b. 1766)

1849- David Scott (painter)|David Scott -Scottish painter (b. 1806)

1876- Marie d'Agoult -German-French author (b. 1805)

1893- Hippolyte Taine -French historian and critic (b. 1828)

1895- Nikolai Leskov -Russian author, playwright, and journalist (b. 1831)

1895- Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet -English general and scholar (b. 1810)

1903- George Francis Robert Henderson -English colonel and author (b. 1854)

1904- John Lowther du Plat Taylor -English colonel (b. 1829)

1907- Friedrich Blass -German scholar (b. 1843)

1925- Johan Jensen (mathematician)|Johan Jensen -Danish mathematician and engineer (b. 1859)

1926- Clément Ader -French engineer, designed the Ader Avion III (b. 1841)

1927- Franz Mertens -German mathematician (b. 1840)

1929- David Dunbar Buick -Scottish-American businessman, founded Buick (b. 1854)

1931- Arthur Tooth -English priest (b. 1839)

1935- Roque Ruaño -Spanish priest and engineer (b. 1877)

1940- Cai Yuanpei -Chinese philosopher and academic (b. 1868)

1944- Max Jacob -French poet and author (b. 1876)

1945- Lena Baker -American murderer (b. 1901)

1945- János Garay -Jewish Hungarian 1928 Summer Olympics gold medalist in fencing, murdered at Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp (b. 1889)

1947- Alfredo Casella -Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1883)

1950- Edgar Lee Masters -American poet, author, and playwright (b. 1868)

1950- Roman Shukhevych -Ukrainian general (b. 1907)

1953- Herman J. Mankiewicz -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1897)

1953- Sergei Prokofiev -Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1891)

1953- Joseph Stalin -Russian marshal and politician, 3rd List of leaders of the Soviet Union|leader of the Soviet Union (b. 1878)

1955- Antanas Merkys -Lithuanian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Lithuania (b. 1888)

1962- Libero Liberati -Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1926)

1963- Patsy Cline -American singer-songwriter (b. 1932)

1963- Cowboy Copas -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1913)

1963- Hawkshaw Hawkins -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1921)

1965- Chen Cheng -Chinese general and politician (b. 1897)

1965- Pepper Martin -American baseball player (b. 1904)

1966- Anna Akhmatova -Russian poet (b. 1889)

1967- Mohammad Mosaddegh -Iranian politician, 60th Prime Minister of Iran (b. 1882)

1967- Georges Vanier -Canadian general and politician, 19th Governor General of Canada (b. 1888)

1971- Allan Nevins -American journalist and author (b. 1890)

1973- Michael Jeffery (manager)|Michael Jeffery -English manager (b. 1933)

1973- Robert C. O'Brien (author)|Robert C. O'Brien -American author (b. 1918)

1974- John Samuel Bourque -Canadian politician (b. 1894)

1974- Billy De Wolfe -American actor (b. 1907)

1974- Sol Hurok -Ukrainian-American businessman (b. 1888)

1976- Otto Tief -Estonian lawyer and politician, List of heads of government of Estonia|Prime Ministers of Estonia (b. 1889)

1977- Tom Pryce -Welsh race car driver (b. 1949)

1980- Jay Silverheels -Canadian actor (b. 1912)

1980- Winifred Wagner -English-German wife of Siegfried Wagner (b. 1897)

1981- Yip Harburg -American songwriter and composer (b. 1896)

1981- Vidrik Rootare -Estonian chess player (b. 1906)

1982- John Belushi -American actor (b. 1949)

1984- Pierre Cochereau -French organist and composer (b. 1924)

1984- Tito Gobbi -Italian opera singer (b. 1915)

1984- William Powell -American actor (b. 1892)

1988- Alberto Olmedo -Argentinian comedian and actor (b. 1933)

1990- Gary Merrill -American actor and director (b. 1915)

1993- Cyril Collard -French author, actor, and director (b. 1957)

1995- Gregg Hansford -Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1952)

1995- Vivian Stanshall -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bonzo Dog Band and Grimms) (b. 1943)

1996- Whit Bissell -American actor (b. 1909)

1997- Samm Sinclair Baker -American author (b. 1909)

1997- Jean Dréville -French director and screenwriter (b. 1906)

1999- Richard Kiley -American actor (b. 1922)

2000- Rena Dor -Greek actress and singer (b. 1917)

2000- Lolo Ferrari -French porn actress and singer (b. 1962)

2004- Walt Gorney -Polish-American actor (b. 1912)

2006- Richard Kuklinski -American murderer (b. 1935)

2008- Joseph Weizenbaum -German computer scientist and author (b. 1923)

2011- Manolis Rasoulis -Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1945)

2012- Bill Green (sprinter)|Bill Green -American sprinter (b. 1961)

2012- Paul Haines (fiction writer)|Paul Haines -New Zealand-Australian author (b. 1970)

2012- Zahir Howaida -Afghan-German singer (b. 1946)

2012- William Heirens -American serial killer (b. 1928)

2012- Philip Madoc -Welsh-English actor (b. 1934)

2012- Robert B. Sherman -American songwriter and screenwriter (b. 1925)

2012- William O. Wooldridge -American sergeant (b. 1922)

2013- Rajasulochana -Indian actress and dancer (b. 1935)

2013- Paul Bearer -American wrestler and manager (b. 1954)

2013- Hugo Chávez -Venezuelan colonel and politician, List of Presidents of Venezuela|President of Venezuela (b. 1954)

2013- Duane Gish -American biochemist and academic (b. 1921)

2013- Gorō Naya -Japanese voice actor (b. 1929)

2013- Melvin Rhyne -American organist and composer (b. 1936)

2014- Geoff Edwards -American actor and game show host (b. 1931)

2014- Scott Kalvert -American director and producer (b. 1964)

2014- Ailsa McKay -Scottish economist and academic (b. 1963)

2014- Leopoldo María Panero -Spanish poet (b. 1948)

2014- Hank Rieger -American journalist and publicist (b. 1918)

2014- Dave Sampson -English singer (b. 1941)