This Day in History

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

Events History


1010- Ferdowsi -completes his epic poem Shahnameh|Shāhnāmeh.

1126-Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII of León and Castile|Alfonso VII -is proclaimed king of Castile and León.

1204-The Siege of Château Gaillard -ends in a French victory over King John, King of England|John of England, who loses control of Normandy to King Philip II of France|Philip II Augustus.

1576-Spanish explorer Diego García de Palacio first sights the ruins of the ancient Maya civilization|Mayan -city of Copán.

1618- Johannes Kepler -discovers the Kepler's laws of planetary motion|third law of planetary motion.

1655- John Casor -becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England's Thirteen Colonies|North American colonies where a crime was not committed.

1658- Treaty of Roskilde -After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655–1661), Frederick III of Denmark|Frederick III, the King of Denmark-Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest.

1702- Anne, Queen of Great Britain|Anne Stuart -sister of Mary II of England|Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of Kingdom of England|England, Kingdom of Scotland|Scotland, and Kingdom of Ireland|Ireland.

1722-The Safavid Empire -of Iran is defeated by an army from History of Afghanistan|Afghanistan at The Battle of Gulnabad, pushing Iran into anarchy.

1736- Nader Shah -founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran.

1775-An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine -publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the abolitionism in the United States|emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.

1777-Regiments from Germans in the American Revolution#Ansbach-Bayreuth|Ansbach and Bayreuth -sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.

1782- Gnadenhutten massacre|Gnadenhütten massacre -Ninety-six Native Americans in the United States|Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio|Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.

1801- War of the Second Coalition -At the Battle of Abukir (1801)|Battle of Abukir, a British force under Sir Ralph Abercromby lands in Egypt with the aim of ending the French campaign in Egypt and Syria.

1817-The New York Stock Exchange -is founded.

1844- Monarchy of Sweden|King -Oscar I of Sweden|Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Union between Sweden and Norway|Sweden and Norway.

1862- American Civil War -The iron-clad {{Ship|CSS|Virginia}} (formerly {{USS|Merrimack|1855|6}}) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia.

1868- Sakai incident -Japanese samurai kill 11 French sailors in the port of Sakai, Osaka|Sakai near Osaka.

1910- French people|French -aviator|aviatrix Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a Pilot licensing and certification|pilot's license.

1911- International Women's Day -is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.

1914-First flights (for the Royal Thai Air Force -at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok.

1916- World War I -A British Empire|British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.

1917-International Women's Day protests in St. Petersburg -mark the beginning of the February Revolution (so named because it was February on the Julian calendar).

1917-The United States Senate -votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.

1920-The Arab Kingdom of Syria -the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.

1921- Spain|Spanish -Prime Minister of Spain|Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the Cortes Generales|parliament building in Madrid.

1924-The Castle Gate mine disaster -kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.

1936- Daytona Beach Road Course -holds its first oval stock car racing|stock car race.

1937- Spanish Civil War -The Battle of Guadalajara begins.

1942- World War II -Netherlands|Dutch forces surrender to Japanese forces on Java (island)|Java.

1947-Thirteen thousand troops sent by the Kuomintang -government of Republic of China|China arrive in Taiwan after the 228 Incident and launch crackdowns which kill thousands of people, including many elites. This turns into a major root of the Taiwan independence movement.

1949- Mildred Gillars -("Axis Sally") is condemned to prison for treason.

1949- President of France -Vincent Auriol and ex-emperor Bảo Đại sign the Élysée Accords, giving Vietnam greater independence from France and creating the State of Vietnam to oppose Viet Minh-led North Vietnam|Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

1957- Egypt -re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.

1957-The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress -which petitions the United States Congress|U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the U.S. state of Georgia.

1957- Ghana -joins the United Nations.

1963-The Ba'ath Party -comes to power in Syria in a coup d'état by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.

1966-A bomb planted by Irish Republican Army -militants destroys Nelson's Pillar in Dublin.

1974- Charles de Gaulle Airport -opens in Paris, France.

1978-The first radio episode of '' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio series)|The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -', by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.

1979- Philips -demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time.

1983-While addressing National Association of Evangelicals|a convention of Evangelicals -U.S. President of the United States|President Ronald Reagan labels the Soviet Union an "evil empire".

1985-A 1985 Beirut car bombing|supposed failed assassination attempt -on Islamic cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.

2004-A new Law of Administration for the State of Iraq for the Transitional Period|constitution -is signed by Iraq's Iraqi Governing Council|Governing Council.

2014- Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 -disappears over the Gulf of Thailand en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft is believed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia with all 239 people on board dead.

Famous Birthdays


1286- John III, Duke of Brittany -(d. 1341)

1293- Beatrice of Castile (1293–1359)|Beatrice of Castile -(d. 1359)

1495- John of God -Portuguese friar and saint (d. 1550)

1514- Amago Haruhisa -Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1562)

1566- Carlo Gesualdo -Italian composer (d. 1613)

1659- Isaac de Beausobre -French pastor (d. 1738)

1617- Tito Livio Burattini -Italian inventor, architect, Egyptologist, scientist, engineer (d. 1681)

1702- Anne Bonny -Irish-American pirate (d. 1782)

1712- John Fothergill (physician)|John Fothergill -English physician (d. 1780)

1714- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach -German composer (d. 1788)

1726- Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe -English admiral (d. 1799)

1746- André Michaux -French botanist and explorer (d. 1802)

1748- William V, Prince of Orange -(d. 1806)

1772- Henry James Richter -German / English artist (d. 1857)

1783- Hannah Van Buren -American wife of Martin Van Buren (d. 1819)

1799- Simon Cameron -American politician, 26th United States Secretary of War (d. 1889)

1804- Alvan Clark -American astronomer (d. 1887)

1814- Ede Szigligeti -Hungarian playwright (d. 1878)

1822- Ignacy Łukasiewicz -Polish inventor and businessman, invented the Kerosene lamp (d. 1882)

1826- Johann Köler -Estonian painter (d. 1899)

1827- Wilhelm Bleek -German linguist (d. 1875)

1830- João de Deus -Portuguese poet (d. 1896)

1841- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. -American jurist (d. 1935)

1847- John Lister (UK politician)|John Lister -English politician (d. 1933)

1848- LaMarcus Adna Thompson -American developer of the roller coaster (d. 1917)

1856- Bramwell Booth -English 2nd General of The Salvation Army (d. 1929)

1856- Colin Campbell Cooper -American painter (d. 1937)

1859- Kenneth Grahame -English author (d. 1932)

1865- Frederic Goudy -American type designer, created Copperplate Gothic and Goudy Old Style (d. 1947)

1879- Otto Hahn -German chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

1882- Charles de Vendeville -French swimmer (d. 1914)

1886- Edward Calvin Kendall -American chemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)

1891- Sam Jaffe -American actor (d. 1984)

1892- Juana de Ibarbourou -Uruguayan poet (d. 1979)

1896- Charlotte Whitton -Canadian politician, 46th Mayor of Ottawa (d. 1975)

1897- Margot Bryant -English actress (d. 1988)

1897- Damerla Rama Rao -Indian painter (d. 1925)

1899- Elmer Keith -American gun designer and author (d. 1984)

1900- Howard H. Aiken -American computer scientist, created the Harvard Mark I (d. 1973)

1902- Louise Beavers -American actress (d. 1962)

1902- Jennings Randolph -American politician (d. 1998)

1907- Konstantinos Karamanlis -Greek politician, 3rd President of Greece (d. 1998)

1908- Lucio and Simplicio Godina -Filipino conjoined twins (d. 1936)

1909- Beatrice Shilling -English motorcycle racer and engineer (d. 1990)

1910- Bernard Benjamin -English statistician and demographer (d. 2002)

1910- Claire Trevor -American actress (d. 2000)

1911- Alan Hovhaness -Armenian-American composer (d. 2000)

1912- Preston Smith (governor)|Preston Smith -American politician, 40th Governor of Texas (d. 2003)

1912- Meldrim Thomson, Jr. -American politician, 73rd Governor of New Hampshire (d. 2001)

1914- Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich -Russian physicist (d. 1987)

1915- Tapio Rautavaara -Finnish javelin thrower, actor, and singer (d. 1979)

1916- John W. Seybold -American businessman (d. 2004)

1918- Jacques Baratier -French director and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1920- Douglass Wallop -American author and playwright (d. 1985)

1921- Alan Hale, Jr. -American actor (d. 1990)

1921- Fritz Luchsinger -Swiss mountaineer (d. 1983)

1921- Sahir Ludhianvi -Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)

1922- Ralph H. Baer -German-American video game designer, created the Magnavox Odyssey

1922- Cyd Charisse -American actress and dancer (d. 2008)

1922- Carl Furillo -American baseball player (d. 1989)

1922- Yevgeny Matveyev -Russian actor and director (d. 2003)

1922- Shigeru Mizuki -Japanese author and illustrator

1924- Anthony Caro -English sculptor (d. 2013)

1924- Georges Charpak -Ukrainian-French physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)

1924- Sean McClory -Irish actor (d. 2003)

1925- Warren Bennis -American scholar, author, and academic (d. 2014)

1926- Grigori Kromanov -Estonian director and screenwriter (d. 1984)

1926- Francisco Rabal -Spanish actor (d. 2001)

1927- Dick Hyman -American pianist and composer

1927- Stanisław Kania -Polish politician

1927- Irene Tinker -American professor of women's studies

1929- Hebe Camargo -Brazilian actress and singer (d. 2012)

1930- Nancy Burley -Australian figure skater (d. 2013)

1930- Bob Grim (baseball)|Bob Grim -American baseball player (d. 1996)

1930- Douglas Hurd -English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

1931- Neil Adcock -South African cricketer (d. 2013)

1931- John McPhee -American author and educator

1931- Gerald Potterton -English-Canadian animator, director, and producer

1931- Neil Postman -American author and critic (d. 2003)

1933- Luca Ronconi -Italian actor and director

1933- Evelyn Ay Sempier -American model, Miss America 1954 (d. 2008)

1934- Marv Breeding -American baseball player (d. 2006)

1935- George Coleman -American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader

1936- Sue Ane Langdon -American actress and singer

1936- Gábor Szabó -Hungarian-American guitarist (d. 1982)

1937- Richard Fariña -American singer-songwriter and author (d. 1966)

1937- Juvénal Habyarimana -Rwandan politician, 3rd President of Rwanda (d. 1994)

1938- Pete Dawkins -American football player

1938- Hans Fogh -Danish-Canadian sailor (d. 2014)

1938- Juris Kalniņš -Latvian basketball player (d. 2010)

1938- Bruno Pizzul -Italian journalist

1939- Jim Bouton -American baseball player

1939- Lynn Seymour -Canadian ballet dancer

1939- Lidiya Skoblikova -Russian speed skater

1939- Robert Tear -Welsh tenor and conductor (d. 2011)

1940- Susan Clark -Canadian actress

1940- Jacques Doucet (sportscaster)|Jacques Doucet -Canadian sportscaster

1941- Andrei Mironov (actor)|Andrei Mironov -Russian actor (d. 1987)

1941- Norman Stone -Scottish-English historian, author, and academic

1942- Dick Allen -American baseball player

1942- Palito Ortega -Argentinian singer, actor, and politician

1942- Ann Packer -English sprinter, hurdler, and long jumper

1943- Michael Grade -English businessman

1943- Lynn Redgrave -English actress (d. 2010)

1943- Dionysis Simopoulos -Greek physicist and astronomer

1944- Buzz Hargrove -Canadian union leader

1944- Sergey Nikitin (musician)|Sergey Nikitin -Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1944- Pepe Romero -Spanish guitarist (The Romeros)

1945- Bruce Broughton -American composer

1945- Jim Chapman (congressman)|Jim Chapman -American politician

1945- Micky Dolenz -American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (The Monkees)

1945- Anselm Kiefer -German painter

1946- Randy Meisner -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Eagles (band)|The Eagles and Poco)

1946- Yiannis Parios -Greek singer

1947- Michael Allsup -American guitarist (Three Dog Night)

1947- Carole Bayer Sager -American singer-songwriter and painter

1947- Michael S. Hart -American author, founded Project Gutenberg (d. 2011)

1947- Vladimír Mišík -Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Matadors, Blue Effect, Flamengo (Czech band)|Flamengo, and Etc...)

1947- Florentino Pérez -Spanish businessman and engineer

1948- Gyles Brandreth -German-English screenwriter and politician

1948- Sam Lacey -American basketball player (d. 2014)

1948- Peggy March -American singer

1948- Jonathan Sacks -English rabbi and scholar

1949- Natalia Kuchinskaya -Russian gymnast

1949- Karel Lismont -Belgian runner

1949- Antonello Venditti -Italian singer-songwriter

1950- Richard Ouzounian -Canadian-American director and critic

1950- Dimitris Spentzopoulos -Greek footballer

1951- Ian Brown (director)|Ian Brown -English director and producer

1951- Phil Edmonds -Zambian-English cricketer

1952- George Allen (U.S. politician)|George Allen -American politician, 67th Governor of Virginia

1953- Angelos Anastasiadis -Greek footballer and coach

1953- Jim Rice -American baseball player

1953- Don Werner -American baseball player

1954- Cheryl Baker -English singer (Bucks Fizz (band)|Bucks Fizz and Co-Co (band)|Co-Co)

1954- Bob Brozman -American guitarist (R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders) (d. 2013)

1954- David Wilkie (swimmer)|David Wilkie -Sri Lankan-Scottish swimmer

1955- Don Ashby -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1981)

1955- Joellyn Auklandus -American author

1956- Laurie Cunningham -English footballer (d. 1989)

1956- John Kapelos -Canadian actor

1957- Clive Burr -English drummer and songwriter (Iron Maiden, Samson (band)|Samson, and Trust (band)|Trust) (d. 2013)

1957- John Butcher (baseball)|John Butcher -American baseball player

1957- William Edward Childs -American pianist and composer

1957- Cynthia Rothrock -American actress and martial artist

1957- Bob Stoddard -American baseball player

1958- Nick Capra -American baseball player

1958- Andy McDonald (politician)|Andy McDonald -English lawyer and politician

1958- Gary Numan -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Tubeway Army)

1959- Lester Holt -American journalist

1959- Aidan Quinn -American actor

1960- Jeffrey Eugenides -American author

1960- Max Metzker -Australian swimmer

1960- Irek Mukhamedov -Russian ballet dancer

1960- Buck Williams -American basketball player

1961- Camryn Manheim -American actress

1961- Larry Murphy (ice hockey)|Larry Murphy -Canadian ice hockey player and journalist

1961- Mark Salas -American baseball player

1962- Kim Ung-yong -South Korean engineer

1963- Mike Lalor -Canadian ice hockey player

1964- Kate Betts -American journalist

1964- Thomas Bezucha -American director and screenwriter

1964- Lance McCullers -American baseball player

1965- Fátima Lopes -Portuguese fashion designer

1965- Kenny Smith -American basketball player

1966- Gregory Barker -English politician

1967- Joel Johnston -American baseball player

1968- Michael Bartels -German race car driver

1968- Jim Dougherty (baseball)|Jim Dougherty -American baseball player

1968- Rob Dukes -American singer-songwriter (Exodus (band)|Exodus)

1968- Ellen Forney -American author and illustrator

1968- Shawn Mullins -American singer-songwriter

1968- Joanna Read -English director and playwright

1970- Jason Elam -American football player

1970- Nazario Moreno González -Mexican drug lord (d. 2014)

1970- Andrea Parker -American actress and dancer

1971- Kit Symons -Welsh footballer

1972- Georgios Georgiadis (football player)|Georgios Georgiadis -Greek footballer

1972- Angie Hart -Australian singer (Frente! and Splendid (musical duo)|Splendid)

1972- Fergal O'Brien -Irish snooker player

1973- Boris Kodjoe -Austrian-American actor and model

1973- Mark Lukasiewicz -American baseball player

1973- Kurt Mollekens -Belgian race car driver

1973- Justin Thompson -American baseball player

1973- Anneke van Giersbergen -Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Gathering (band)|The Gathering)

1974- Fardeen Khan -Indian actor

1974- Mike Moriarty -American baseball player

1974- Stefan Müller (footballer born 1974)|Stefan Müller -German footballer

1975- Mauro Briano -Italian footballer

1975- Peggy Zina -Greek singer

1976- Gaz Coombes -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Supergrass, The Jennifers, and The Hotrats)

1976- Juan Encarnación -Dominican baseball player

1976- Ryan Freel -American baseball player (d. 2012)

1976- Freddie Prinze, Jr. -American actor

1976- Hines Ward -American football player

1977- Estelle Desanges -French porn actress

1977- Michael Tarver -American wrestler

1977- James Van Der Beek -American actor

1977- Johann Vogel -Swiss footballer

1978- Mohammed Bouyeri -Dutch-Moroccan murderer

1978- Nick Zano -American actor and producer

1979- Apathy (rapper)|Apathy -American rapper and producer (Army of the Pharaohs and Get Busy Committee)

1979- Tom Chaplin -English singer-songwriter (Keane (band)|Keane)

1979- Andy Ross -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (OK Go)

1980- Stephen Milne -Australian footballer

1980- Charli Robinson -Australian actress and singer (Hi-5 (Australian band)|Hi-5)

1981- Michael Beauchamp -Australian footballer

1981- Glenda Gilson -Irish model and television host

1981- Jessica Jaymes -American porn actress

1981- Timothy Jordan II -American guitarist and songwriter (Jonezetta) (d. 2005)

1981- Joost Posthuma -Dutch cyclist

1982- Nicolas Armindo -French race car driver

1982- Leonidas Kampantais -Greek footballer

1982- Craig Stansberry -American baseball player

1982- Kat Von D -Mexican-American tattoo artist

1983- André Santos -Brazilian footballer

1983- Mark Worrell -American baseball player

1984- Rafik Djebbour -Algerian footballer

1984- Ross Taylor -New Zealand cricketer

1984- Sasha Vujačić -Slovenian basketball player

1985- Ewa Sonnet -Polish model and singer

1988- Armanti Edwards -American football player

1988- Elly Jackson -English singer-songwriter and producer (La Roux)

1988- Laura Unsworth -English field hockey player

1989- Robbie Hummel -American basketball player

1990- Kristinia DeBarge -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

1990- Asier Illarramendi -Spanish footballer

1990- Petra Kvitová -Czech tennis player

1990- Ben Tozer -English footballer

1991- Tom English (rugby union)|Tom English -Australian rugby player

1991- Devon Werkheiser -American actor and singer

1993- Stephanie Davis (actress)|Stephanie Davis -English actress

1994- Dylan Tombides -Australian footballer (d. 2014)

1997- Jurina Matsui -Japanese singer and actress (AKB48 and SKE48)

2001- Azamour -Irish race horse (d. 2014)

History of Deaths


1126- Urraca of León and Castile -(b. 1079)

1223- Wincenty Kadłubek -Polish bishop and historian (b. 1161)

1550- John of God -Portuguese friar and saint (b. 1495)

1641- Xu Xiake -Chinese geographer (b. 1587)

1674- Charles Sorel, sieur de Souvigny -French author (b. 1597)

1702- William III of England -(b. 1650)

1717- Abraham Darby I -English blacksmith (b1678)

1731- Ferdinand Brokoff -Czech sculptor (b. 1688)

1757- Thomas Blackwell (scholar)|Thomas Blackwell -Scottish scholar (b. 1701)

1771- Louis August le Clerc -French-Danish sculptor (b. 1688)

1819- Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge -American colonel and politician (b. 1739)

1844- Charles XIV John of Sweden -(b. 1763)

1855- William Poole -American criminal (b. 1821)

1869- Hector Berlioz -French composer (b. 1803)

1872- Cornelius Krieghoff -Canadian painter (b. 1815)

1874- Millard Fillmore -American politician, 13th President of the United States (b. 1800)

1887- Henry Ward Beecher -American clergyman (b. 1813)

1887- James Buchanan Eads -American engineer, designed the Eads Bridge (b. 1820)

1889- John Ericsson -Swedish-American engineer, designed the USS Monitor (b. 1803)

1907- Marinos Antypas -Greek lawyer and journalist (b. 1872)

1917- Ferdinand von Zeppelin -German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin|Zeppelin Company (b. 1838)

1923- Krišjānis Barons -Latvian author (b. 1835)

1923- Martin Lipp -Estonian clergyman and poet (b. 1854)

1923- Johannes Diderik van der Waals -Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1837)

1930- William Howard Taft -American politician, 27th President of the United States (b. 1857)

1930- Edward Terry Sanford -American jurist (b. 1865)

1935- Hachikō -Japanese dog (b. 1923)

1937- Howie Morenz -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)

1941- Sherwood Anderson -American author (b. 1876)

1942- José Raúl Capablanca -Cuban chess player (b. 1888)

1943- Léon Thiébaut -French fencer (b. 1878)

1945- Frederick Bligh Bond -English architect and archaeologist (b. 1864)

1951- Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck|Martha Beck -American murderer (b. 1920)

1951- Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck|Raymond Fernandez -American murderer (b. 1914)

1957- Othmar Schoeck -Swiss composer and conductor (b. 1886)

1961- Thomas Beecham -English conductor (b. 1879)

1971- Harold Lloyd -American actor and producer (b. 1893)

1972- Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski -German SS officer (b. 1899)

1973- Ron "Pigpen" McKernan -American keyboard player and songwriter (Grateful Dead) (b. 1945)

1975- Georg Faehlmann -Estonian sailor (b. 1895)

1975- George Stevens -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)

1976- Alfons Rebane -Estonian colonel (b. 1908)

1981- Joseph Henry Woodger -English biologist (b. 1894)

1983- Chabuca Granda -Peruvian-American singer-songwriter (b. 1920)

1983- Alan Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton -English politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1904)

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

1985- Edward Andrews -American actor (b. 1914)

1986- Kersti Merilaas -Estonian author and poet (b. 1913)

1988- Amar Singh Chamkila -Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1961)

1988- Werner Hartmann (physicist)|Werner Hartmann -German physicist (b. 1912)

1989- Charles Exbrayat -French author (b. 1906)

1991- John Bellairs -American author (b. 1938)

1993- Billy Eckstine -American singer and trumpet player (b. 1914)

1993- Johannes Türn -Estonian chess and draughts player (b. 1899)

1995- Paul Horgan -American author (b. 1903)

1995- Ingo Schwichtenberg -German drummer (Helloween) (b. 1965)

1996- Jack Churchill -Hong Kong-English lieutenant (b. 1906)

1998- Ray Nitschke -American football player (b. 1936)

1999- Adolfo Bioy Casares -Argentinian journalist and author (b. 1914)

1999- Peggy Cass -American actress (b. 1924)

1999- Joe DiMaggio -American baseball player and coach (b. 1914)

1999- William Wrigley III -American businessman (b. 1933)

2001- Edward Winter (actor)|Edward Winter -American actor (b. 1937)

2003- Adam Faith -English singer and actor (b. 1940)

2003- Karen Morley -American actress (b. 1909)

2004- Robert Pastorelli -American actor (b. 1954)

2004- Muhammad Zaidan -Syrian terrorist, founded the Palestine Liberation Front (b. 1948)

2005- César Lattes -Brazilian physicist (b. 1924)

2005- Aslan Maskhadov -Chechen politician, 3rd President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (b. 1951)

2006- Brian Barratt-Boyes -New Zealand surgeon (b. 1924)

2007- Christopher Barrios, Jr. -American murder victim (b. 2001)

2007- John Inman -English actor and singer (b. 1935)

2007- Vicky Vanita -Greek actress (b. 1948)

2007- John Vukovich -American baseball player and coach (b. 1947)

2008- Carol Barnes -English journalist (b. 1944)

2009- Ali Bongo -Indian-English magician (b. 1929)

2009- Hank Locklin -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)

2009- Zbigniew Religa -Polish surgeon and politician (b. 1938)

2011- St. Clair Lee -American singer (Hues Corporation) (b. 1944)

2011- Mike Starr (musician)|Mike Starr -American bass player (Alice in Chains, Sun Red Sun (band)|Sun Red Sun, and Days of the New) (b. 1966)

2012- LaVerne Carter -American bowler (b. 1925)

2012- Leslie Cochran -American activist (b. 1951)

2012- Simin Daneshvar -Iranian author and academic (b. 1921)

2012- Mike Fetchick -American golfer (b. 1922)

2012- Bugs Henderson -American guitarist (b. 1943)

2012- Scott Huey -Irish cricketer (b. 1923)

2012- Minoru Mori -Japanese businessman, founded the Mori Art Museum (b. 1934)

2012- Steven Rubenstein -American anthropologist and academic (b. 1962)

2013- Haseeb Ahsan -Pakistani cricketer (b. 1939)

2013- Hartmut Briesenick -German shot putter (b. 1949)

2013- Hakob Hakobian (painter)|Hakob Hakobian -Egyptian-Armenian painter (b. 1923)

2013- John O'Connell (Dublin politician)|John O'Connell -Irish politician (b. 1927)

2013- George Saimes -American football player (b. 1941)

2013- Raymond Telles -American politician and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Costa Rica (b. 1915)

2013- Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin -German soldier and publisher (b. 1922)

2013- Ginny Wood -American environmentalist, co-founded the Alaska Conservation Society (b. 1917)

2014- Leo Bretholz -Austrian-American holocaust survivor and author (b. 1921)

2014- James Ellis (actor)|James Ellis -Irish-English actor (b. 1931)

2014- Buren Fowler -American guitarist (Drivin N Cryin) (b. 1959)

2014- William Guarnere -American sergeant (b. 1923)

2014- Wendy Hughes -Australian actress (b. 1952)

2014- Alan Rodgers -American author and poet (b. 1959)

2014- Larry Scott (bodybuilder)|Larry Scott -American bodybuilder (b. 1938)