This Day in History

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

Events History


28 BCE-A sunspot -is Science and technology of the Han Dynasty#Astronomical observations|observed by Han Dynasty Chinese astronomy|astronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han, one of the earliest dated sunspot observations in China.

70- Siege of Jerusalem (70)|Siege of Jerusalem -Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, opens a full-scale assault on Jerusalem and attacks the city's Third Wall to the northwest.

1291-Scottish nobles -recognize the authority of Edward I of England.

1497- Amerigo Vespucci (explorer)|Amerigo Vespucci -allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World.

1503- Christopher Columbus -visits the Cayman Islands and names them ''Las Tortugas'' after the numerous turtles there.

1534- Jacques Cartier -visits Newfoundland (island)|Newfoundland.

1655-England, with troops under the command of William Penn (admiral)|Admiral William Penn -and Robert Venables|General Robert Venables, annexes Jamaica from Spain.

1768- John Wilkes -is imprisoned for writing an article for ''The North Briton'' severely criticizing George III of the United Kingdom|King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.

1773-The Parliament of Great Britain -passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade.

1774- Louis XVI of France|Louis XVI -and Marie Antoinette become King and Queen of France.

1775- American Revolutionary War -A small Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold Capture of Fort Ticonderoga|captures Fort Ticonderoga.

1775-American Revolutionary War: Representatives from the Thirteen Colonies -begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

1796- First Coalition -Napoleon I of France wins a Battle of Lodi|decisive victory against Habsburg Empire|Austrian forces at Lodi, Lombardy|Lodi bridge over the Adda River in Italy. The Austrians lose some 2,000 men.

1801- First Barbary War -The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.

1824-The National Gallery, London|National Gallery -in London opens to the public.

1833-The desecration of the grave of the viceroy of Northern and southern Vietnam|southern Vietnam -Lê Văn Duyệt by Emperor Minh Mạng provokes his Lê Văn Khôi|adopted son to Lê Văn Khôi revolt|start a revolt.

1837- Panic of 1837 -New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels.

1849- Astor Place Riot -A riot breaks out at the Astor Opera House in Manhattan, New York City over a dispute between actors Edwin Forrest and William Charles Macready, killing at least 25 and injuring over 120.

1857- Indian Rebellion of 1857 -In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys mutiny against their commanding officers at Meerut.

1863- American Civil War -Confederate States of America|Confederate General Stonewall Jackson|Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson dies eight days after he is accidentally Friendly fire|shot by his own troops.

1864-American Civil War: Colonel Emory Upton -leads a 10-regiment "Attack-in-depth" assault against the Confederate works at The Battle of Spotsylvania, which, though ultimately unsuccessful, would provide the idea for the massive Benjamin T. Brockman#Battle of the Bloody Angle|assault against the Bloody Angle on May 12. Upton is slightly wounded but is immediately promoted to Brigadier general.

1865-American Civil War: Jefferson Davis -is captured by Union (American Civil War)|Union troops near Irwinville, Georgia.

1865-American Civil War: In Kentucky -Union soldiers ambush and mortally wound Confederate Quantrill's Raiders|raider William Quantrill, who lingers until his death on June 6.

1866- Romania -National Holiday 1866-1947, The Modern Monarchy Instauration of the Kingdom of Romania, Carol I of Romania

1869-The First Transcontinental Railroad -linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah (not Promontory Point, Utah) with the golden spike.

1872- Victoria Woodhull -becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.

1877- Romania -declares itself independent from the Ottoman Empire following the Senate of Romania|Senate adoption of Mihail Kogălniceanu's Declaration of Independence. Recognized on March 26, 1881 after the end of the Romanian War of Independence.

1893-The Supreme Court of the United States -rules in ''Nix v. Hedden'' that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff of 1883|Tariff Act of 1883.

1904-The Horch|Horch & Cir. Motorwagenwerke AG -is founded.

1908- Mother's Day -is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.

1916-Sailing in the lifeboat Voyage of the James Caird|''James Caird'' -Ernest Shackleton arrives at South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands|South Georgia after a journey of 800 nautical miles from Elephant Island.

1922-The United States annexes the Kingman Reef -

1924- J. Edgar Hoover -is appointed first Director of the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and remains so until his death in 1972.

1933- Censorship -In Germany, the Nazism|Nazis stage Nazi book burnings|massive public book burnings.

1940- World War II -German fighters accidentally bomb the German city of Freiburg.

1940-World War II: Nazi Germany|German -raids on British shipping convoys and military airfields begin.

1940-World War II: Germany invades Battle of Belgium|Belgium -the Battle of the Netherlands|Netherlands and German occupation of Luxembourg in World War II|Luxembourg.

1940-World War II: Winston Churchill -is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain.

1940-World War II: Invasion of Iceland -by the United Kingdom.

1941-World War II: The British House of Commons|House of Commons -in London is damaged by the Luftwaffe in an airstrike|air raid.

1941-World War II: Rudolf Hess -parachutes into Scotland to try to negotiate a peace deal between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany.

1942-World War II: The Thai Phayap Army -invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.

1946-First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket -at White Sands Missile Range|White Sands Proving Ground.

1948-The Republic of China (1912–49)|Republic of China -implements "Temporary Provisions Effective During the Period of Communist Rebellion|temporary provisions" granting President of the Republic of China|President Chiang Kai-shek extended powers to deal with the Chinese Civil War|Communist uprising; they will remain in effect until 1991.

1954- Bill Haley & His Comets -release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard (magazine)|''Billboard'' charts.

1960-The nuclear submarine {{USS|Triton|SSRN-586|6}} completes Operation Sandblast -the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth.

1962- Marvel Comics -publishes the first issue of Hulk (comics)|The Incredible Hulk.

1969- Vietnam War -The Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Battle of Hamburger Hill|Hamburger Hill.

1970- Bobby Orr -scores "The Goal" to win the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals, for the Boston Bruins' fourth National Hockey League|NHL championship in their history.

1975- Sony -introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder in Japan.

1979-The Federated States of Micronesia -become self-governing.

1981- François Mitterrand -wins the presidential election and becomes the first Socialist Party (France)|Socialist President of France in the France|French Fifth Republic.

1993-In Thailand -a fire at the Kader Toy Factory kills 156 workers.

1994- Nelson Mandela -is inaugurated as South Africa's first black President of South Africa|president.

1997-A 7.3 Moment magnitude scale|Mw -earthquake 1997 Qayen earthquake|strikes Iran's Khorasan (Province)|Khorasan Province, killing 1,567, injuring over 2,300, leaving 50,000 homeless, and damaging or destroying over 15,000 homes.

1997-The Maeslantkering -a storm surge barrier in the Netherlands that is one of the world's largest moving structures, is opened by Beatrix of the Netherlands|Queen Beatrix.

2002-F.B.I. agent Robert Hanssen -is sentenced to Life without parole|life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for selling United States secrets to Moscow for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.

2005-A hand grenade -thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 65 feet (20 meters) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia (country)|Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.

2008-An Enhanced Fujita Scale|EF4 -tornado strikes the Oklahoma–Kansas state line, killing 21 people and injuring over 100.

2012-The 10 May 2012 Damascus bombings|Damascus bombings -are carried out using a pair of car bombs detonated by suicide bombers outside of a military intelligence complex in Damascus, Syria, killing 55 people and injuring 400 others

2013- One World Trade Center -becomes the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Famous Birthdays


213- Claudius Gothicus -Roman emperor (d. 270)

1002- Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi -Iraqi historian and scholar (d. 1071)

1265- Emperor Fushimi -of Japan (d. 1317)

1604- Jean Mairet -French playwright (d. 1686)

1697- Jean-Marie Leclair -French violinist and composer (d. 1764)

1714- Sophie Charlotte Ackermann -German actress (d. 1792)

1727- Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune -French economist and politician (d. 1781)

1755- Robert Gray (sea captain)|Robert Gray -American captain (d. 1806)

1756- Singu Min -Burmese king (d. 1782)

1760- Johann Peter Hebel -German author and poet (d. 1826)

1760- Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle -French captain, engineer, and composer (d. 1836)

1770- Louis-Nicolas Davout -French general (d. 1823)

1775- Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle -French general (d. 1809)

1788- Augustin-Jean Fresnel -French physicist and engineer (d. 1827)

1788- Catherine Pavlovna of Russia -(d. 1819)

1810- E. Cobham Brewer -English author (d. 1897)

1812- William Henry Barlow -English engineer (d. 1902)

1813- Montgomery Blair -American lieutenant and politician, 20th United States Postmaster General (d. 1883)

1838- John Wilkes Booth -American actor, assassin of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1865)

1840- Hadzhi Dimitar -Bulgarian warlord (d. 1868)

1841- James Gordon Bennett, Jr. -American publisher and broadcaster, co-founded Commercial Cable Company (d. 1918)

1843- Benito Pérez Galdós -Spanish author (d. 1920)

1847- Wilhelm Killing -German mathematician and academic (d. 1923)

1855- Yukteswar Giri -Indian guru and educator (d. 1936)

1863- Kaarle Krohn -Finnish historian and academic (d. 1933)

1866- Léon Bakst -Russian painter and costume designer (d. 1924)

1868- Ed Barrow -American baseball player and manager (d. 1953)

1872- Marcel Mauss -French sociologist and anthropologist (d. 1950)

1874- Moses Schorr -Polish rabbi, historian, and orientalist (d. 1941)

1876- Ivan Cankar -Slovenian poet and playwright (d. 1918)

1878- Konstantinos Parthenis -Greek painter (d. 1967)

1878- Gustav Stresemann -German politician, Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1929)

1879- Symon Petliura -Ukrainian journalist and politician (d. 1926)

1886- Karl Barth -Swiss theologian and author (d. 1968)

1886- Olaf Stapledon -English philosopher and author (d. 1950)

1886- Felix Manalo -Filipino religious leader, founded Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)

1888- Max Steiner -Austrian-American composer and conductor (d. 1971)

1889- Mae Murray -American actress, dancer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1965)

1890- Alfred Jodl -German general (d. 1946)

1891- Mahmoud Mokhtar -Egyptian sculptor (d. 1934)

1894- Elvira Popescu -Romanian-French actress and director (d. 1993)

1894- Dimitri Tiomkin -Ukrainian-American composer and conductor (d. 1979)

1895- Kama Chinen -Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2010)

1896- Alberts Ozoliņš -Latvian weightlifter (d. 1985)

1897- Einar Gerhardsen -Norwegian politician, 15th Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1987)

1898- Ariel Durant -American historian and author (d. 1981)

1899- Fred Astaire -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1987)

1900- Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin -English-American astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1979)

1901- John Desmond Bernal -Irish-English crystallographer and physicist (d. 1971)

1902- Anatole Litvak -Ukrainian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1974)

1902- David O. Selznick -American director and producer (d. 1965)

1903- Otto Bradfisch -German economist, jurist, and SS officer (d. 1994)

1904- David Brown (entrepreneur)|David Brown -English businessman (d. 1993)

1905- Louis Kaufman -American violinist (d. 1994)

1905- Robert Madgwick -Australian academic (d. 1979)

1905- Alex Schomburg -Puerto Rican-American painter and illustrator (d. 1998)

1905- Markos Vamvakaris -Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (d. 1972)

1907- Freddie Spencer Chapman -English lieutenant (d. 1971)

1907- Harilaos Perpessas -Greek composer (d. 1995)

1908- Carl Albert -American lawyer and politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2000)

1909- Maybelle Carter -American autoharp player (Carter Family and The Carter Sisters) (d. 1978)

1911- Roland Gladu -Canadian baseball player and manager (d. 1994)

1911- Bel Kaufman -American author and educator

1915- Monica Dickens -English author (d. 1992)

1915- Denis Thatcher -English soldier and businessman (d. 2003)

1916- Milton Babbitt -American composer and educator (d. 2011)

1918- T. Berry Brazelton -American pediatrician and author

1918- George Welch (pilot)|George Welch -American soldier and pilot (d. 1954)

1920- Jeff Cooper -American soldier (d. 2006)

1920- Helen Crummy -Scottish activist, founded the Craigmillar Festival Society (d. 2011)

1920- Erna Viitol -Estonian sculptor (d. 2001)

1920- Bert Weedon -English guitarist (d. 2012)

1922- David Azrieli -Polish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2014)

1922- Nancy Walker -American actress and director (d. 1992)

1923- Heydar Aliyev -Azerbaijan general and politician, 3rd President of Azerbaijan (d. 2003)

1923- Otar Korkia -Georgian basketball player and coach (d. 2005)

1926- Hugo Banzer -Bolivian general and politician, 62nd President of Bolivia (d. 2002)

1927- Nayantara Sahgal -Indian author

1928- Arnold Rüütel -Estonian agronomist and politician, 3rd President of Estonia

1928- Lothar Schmid -German chess player (d. 2013)

1929- Audun Boysen -Norwegian runner (d. 2000)

1929- Antonine Maillet -Canadian author and playwright

1930- Scott Muni -American radio host (d. 2004)

1930- George E. Smith -American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1930- Pat Summerall -American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)

1931- Michael Mustill, Baron Mustill -English lawyer and judge

1931- Ettore Scola -Italian director and screenwriter

1932- Des Koch -American discus thrower

1932- Karthigesu Sivathamby -Sri Lankan author and academic (d. 2011)

1933- Barbara Taylor Bradford -English author

1933- Françoise Fabian -French actress

1934- Jeanine Basinger -American historian and educator

1934- Sir William Lithgow, 2nd Baronet -Scottish businessman

1934- Richard Peck (writer)|Richard Peck -American author

1934- Cliff Wilson -Welsh snooker player (d. 1994)

1935- Larry Williams -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1980)

1936- Timothy Birdsall -English illustrator (d. 1963)

1936- Gary Owens -American radio host and voice actor

1937- Jim Hickman (1960s outfielder)|Jim Hickman -American baseball player

1937- Tamara Press -Ukrainian shot putter and discus thrower

1938- Jean Becker (director)|Jean Becker -French actor, director, and screenwriter

1938- Henry Fambrough -American singer (The Spinners (American band)|The Spinners)

1938- Dang Nhat Minh -Vietnamese director and screenwriter

1938- Manuel Santana -Spanish tennis player

1938- Marina Vlady -French actress

1940- Bill Cash -English lawyer and politician

1940- Wayne A. Downing -American general (d. 2007)

1940- Wayne Dyer -American author

1940- Herbert Müller (racing driver)|Herbert Müller -Swiss race car driver (d. 1981)

1941- Winfried Bischoff -German-English banker and businessman

1941- Ken Kennedy (rugby player)|Ken Kennedy -Irish rugby player

1941- Danny Rapp -American singer (Danny & the Juniors) (d. 1983)

1942- Jim Calhoun -American basketball player and coach

1942- Carl Douglas -Jamaican-English singer

1942- Peter Prince -English author

1942- Youssouf Sambo Bâ -Nigerien-Burkinabe educator and politician

1943- David Clennon -American actor

1943- Richard Darman -American economist (d. 2008)

1943- Judith Jamison -American dancer and choreographer

1943- Lucinda Lambton -English photographer and television host

1944- Jim Abrahams -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1944- Jackie Lomax -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Undertakers) (d. 2013)

1944- Marie-France Pisier -French actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2011)

1945- John Laws (judge)|John Laws -English lawyer and judge

1946- Donovan -Scottish-English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

1946- Graham Gouldman -English guitarist and songwriter (10cc, The Mindbenders, Wax (UK band)|Wax)

1946- Maureen Lipman -English actress

1946- Dave Mason -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Traffic (band)|Traffic and Fleetwood Mac)

1946- Mai Šein -Estonian architect

1946- Diderik Wagenaar -Dutch composer and theorist

1947- Caroline B. Cooney -American author

1947- Jay Ferguson (American musician)|Jay Ferguson -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Spirit (band)|Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne)

1947- Thomas Tessier -American author

1948- Meg Foster -American actress

1948- Chris Gent -English businessman

1949- Miuccia Prada -Italian fashion designer

1950- Natalya Bondarchuk -Russian actress and director

1952- Lee Brilleaux -South African-English singer-songwriter (Dr. Feelgood (band)|Dr Feelgood) (d. 1994)

1952- Kikki Danielsson -Swedish singer (Wizex, Chips (band)|Chips, Kikki, Bettan & Lotta, and Kjell Roos Band)

1952- Sly Dunbar -Jamaican drummer (Sly and Robbie, The Aggrovators, The Upsetters, and The Revolutionaries)

1952- Vanderlei Luxemburgo -Brazilian footballer and manager

1953- Christopher Paul Curtis -American author

1953- John Diamond (journalist)|John Diamond -English journalist (d. 2001)

1953- Tito Santana -American wrestler

1953- Jim Zorn -American football player and coach

1954- F. Charles Brunicardi -American physician

1955- Chris Berman -American sportscaster

1955- Mark David Chapman -American murderer

1955- Larry "Flash" Jenkins -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1955- Rick Steves -American television host and author

1956- Yves Jacques -Canadian actor

1956- Paige O'Hara -American actress and singer

1956- Vladislav Listyev -Russian journalist (d. 1995)

1956- Jonathan Roberts (writer)|Jonathan Roberts -American screenwriter, producer, and author

1957- Alex Jennings -English actor

1957- Barnaby Lenon -English academic

1957- Sid Vicious -English singer and bass player (The Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Vicious White Kids, The Flowers of Romance (band)|The Flowers of Romance) (d. 1979)

1958- Gaétan Boucher -Canadian speed skater

1958- Rick Santorum -American lawyer and politician

1959- Victoria Rowell -American actress and dancer

1959- Danny Schayes -American basketball player

1960- Bono -Irish singer-songwriter, actor, and activist (U2)

1960- Dean Heller -American politician

1960- Merlene Ottey -Jamaican-Slovenian runner

1961- Danny Carey -American drummer and songwriter (Tool (band)|Tool, Pigmy Love Circus, Green Jellÿ, and Zaum (band)|Zaum)

1961- Randy Cunneyworth -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1961- Candi Kubeck -American captain and pilot (d. 1996)

1961- Blyth Tait -New Zealand horse rider

1961- Johanna ter Steege -Dutch actress

1962- Guy Hemmings -Canadian curler

1962- John Ngugi -Kenyan runner

1962- Brad Soderberg -American basketball player and coach

1962- Robby Thompson -American baseball player and coach

1963- Anatoly Lebed -Estonian-Russian lieutenant (d. 2012)

1963- Lisa Nowak -American commander and astronaut

1963- Debbie Wiseman -English composer

1964- Diarmuid Gavin -Irish garden designer

1965- Linda Evangelista -Canadian model and actress

1965- Rony Seikaly -Lebanese-American basketball player and radio host

1966- Deborah Criddle -English horse rider

1966- Jonathan Edwards (athlete)|Jonathan Edwards -English triple jumper

1967- Scott Brison -Canadian banker and politician

1967- Young MC -English-American rapper, producer, and actor

1967- Jon Ronson -Welsh journalist and author

1967- Nobuhiro Takeda -Japanese footballer and sportscaster

1968- Thomas Coville -French sailor

1968- Paul Dolan (academic)|Paul Dolan -British behavioural scientist

1968- Al Murray -English comedian and television host

1968- Erik Palladino -American actor

1968- William Regal -English wrestler and sportscaster

1968- Ed Sanders (television carpenter)|Ed Sanders -English carpenter and television host

1968- Tatyana Shikolenko -Russian javelin thrower

1969- Dennis Bergkamp -Dutch footballer and manager

1969- John Scalzi -American author

1970- Perry Blake -Irish singer-songwriter

1970- Gabriela Montero -Venezuelan-American pianist

1970- Gina Philips -American actress

1970- Sally Phillips -Hong Kong-English actress

1970- Dallas Roberts -American actor

1970- David Weir (Scottish footballer)|David Weir -Scottish footballer and manager

1971- Adriano Giannini -Italian actor

1971- Monisha Kaltenborn -Indian-Swiss businesswoman

1971- Craig Mack -American rapper

1971- Ådne Søndrål -Norwegian speed skater

1971- Leslie Stefanson -American model and actress

1971- Kim Nam-joo -South Korean actress

1972- Radosław Majdan -Polish footballer

1973- Aviv Geffen -Israeli singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Blackfield)

1973- Ollie le Roux -South African rugby player

1973- Tora Sudiro -Indonesian actor

1973- Jerome Williams (basketball)|Jerome Williams -American basketball player

1974- Quentin Elias -French-American singer and actor (Alliage (band)|Alliage) (d. 2014)

1974- Liu Fang -Chinese pipa player

1974- Sylvain Wiltord -French footballer

1975- Andrea Anders -American actress

1975- Torbjørn Brundtland -Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer (Röyksopp, Aedena Cycle, Alanïa, and Drum Island)

1975- Hélio Castroneves -Brazilian race car driver

1975- Adam Deadmarsh -Canadian-American ice hockey player

1975- Shin Jung-hwan -South Korean singer and actor (Roo'ra)

1976- Stuart Braithwaite -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mogwai)

1976- Rachel Gordon -Australian actress

1976- Steve Howard -Scottish footballer

1976- Rob Malda -American journalist and blogger, founded the ''Slashdot''

1976- Udo Mechels -Belgian singer

1976- Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi -Greek javelin thrower

1977- Henri Camara -Senegalese footballer

1977- Nick Heidfeld -German race car driver

1977- Denise Ho -Hong Kong-Canadian singer and actress

1977- Chas Licciardello -Australian comedian and television host

1977- Sergei Nakariakov -Russian trumpet player

1978- Bruno Cheyrou -French footballer

1978- Kenan Thompson -American actor

1979- Lee Hyori -South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Fin.K.L)

1981- Samuel Dalembert -Haitian-Canadian basketball player

1981- Humberto Suazo -Chilean footballer

1981- Nicky Whelan -Australian model and actress

1982- Jeremy Gable -English-American playwright

1982- Daniel Harris (footballer)|Daniel Harris -Australian footballer

1983- Gustav Fridolin -Swedish journalist and politician

1983- Natalia Zabala -Spanish model, Miss Spain|Miss Spain 2007

1984- Edward Mujica -Venezuelan baseball player

1984- Kristyna Myles -English singer-songwriter and pianist

1985- Odette Annable -American actress

1985- Ryan Getzlaf -Canadian ice hockey player

1985- Jon Schofield (canoeist)|Jon Schofield -English canoe racer

1985- Naoki Tsukahara -Japanese sprinter

1986- Emilio Izaguirre -Honduran footballer

1987- Wilson Chandler -American basketball player

1987- Anej Lovrečič -Slovenian footballer

1989- Lindsey Shaw -American actress

1990- Josh Dugan -Australian rugby player

1990- Karmen Pedaru -Estonian model

1990- Lauren Potter -American actress

1990- Ivana Španović -Serbian long jumper

1991- Giorgos Machlelis -Greek footballer

1992- Zia Marquez -Filipino actress

1992- Charice Pempengco -Filipino singer-songwriter and actress

1993- Tímea Babos -Hungarian tennis player

1993- Halston Sage -American actress and singer

1993- Mirai Shida -Japanese actress

1994- Ellen Allgurin -Swedish tennis player

1994- Jamar Loza -Jamaican footballer

1994- Nam Taehyun -South Korean singer, composer and lyricist (Winner (band)|Winner)

1995- Missy Franklin -American swimmer

1996- Kateřina Siniaková -Czech tennis player

2013- Taufaʻahau Manumataongo -of Tonga

History of Deaths


689- Prince Kusakabe -of Japan (b. 662)

1034- Mieszko II Lambert -Polish son of Bolesław I Chrobry (b. 990)

1290- Rudolf II, Duke of Austria -(b. 1271)

1424- Emperor Go-Kameyama -of Japan (b. 1347)

1482- Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli -Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1397)

1493- Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll -Scottish politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1433)

1521- Sebastian Brant -German author (b. 1457)

1566- Leonhart Fuchs -German physician and botanist (b. 1501)

1641- Johan Banér -Swedish field marshal (b. 1596)

1657- Gustav Horn, Count of Pori -(b. 1592)

1691- John Birch (soldier)|John Birch -English soldier and politician (b. 1615)

1692- Sarah Osborne -American woman accused of witchcraft (b. 1643)

1717- John Hathorne -American merchant and politician (b. 1641)

1726- Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans -English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (b. 1670)

1733- Barton Booth -English actor (b. 1681)

1737- Emperor Nakamikado -of Japan (b. 1702)

1774- Louis XV of France -(b. 1710)

1775- Marie Magdalene Charlotte Ackermann -German actress (b. 1757)

1775- Caroline Matilda of Great Britain -(b. 1751)

1787- William Watson (scientist)|William Watson -English physician and scientist (b. 1715)

1798- George Vancouver -English navigator and explorer (b. 1757)

1807- Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau -French general (b. 1725)

1818- Paul Revere -American engraver and soldier (b. 1735)

1829- Thomas Young (scientist)|Thomas Young -English physician and linguist (b. 1773)

1849- Hokusai -Japanese painter (b. 1760)

1863- Stonewall Jackson -American general (b. 1824)

1868- Henry Bennett (U.S. politician)|Henry Bennett -American politician (b. 1808)

1889- Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin -Russian journalist (b. 1826)

1897- Andrés Bonifacio -Filipino soldier and politician (b. 1863)

1904- Andrei Ryabushkin -Russian painter (b. 1861)

1910- Stanislao Cannizzaro -Italian chemist (b. 1826)

1916- Heinrich Rosenthal -Estonian physician and author (b. 1846)

1937- William Tedmarsh -English-American actor (b. 1876)

1945- Richard Glücks -German SS officer (b. 1889)

1945- Konrad Henlein -Czech politician (b. 1898)

1950- Belle da Costa Greene -American librarian (b. 1883)

1955- Tommy Burns (boxer)|Tommy Burns -Canadian-American boxer (b. 1881)

1955- John Radecki -Australian stained glass artist (b. 1865)

1960- Yury Olesha -Russian author (b. 1899)

1962- Shunroku Hata -Japanese field marshal (b. 1879)

1963- Eugene Lipscomb -American football player and wrestler (b. 1931)

1964- Mikhail Larionov -Russian painter (b. 1881)

1965- Karl Burman -Estonian architect and painter (b. 1882)

1965- Hubertus van Mook -Dutch politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1894)

1967- Lorenzo Bandini -Italian race car driver, (b. 1935)

1968- Scotty Beckett -American actor (b. 1929)

1974- Hal Mohr -American cinematographer (b. 1894)

1976- Elias Aslaksen -Norwegian religious leader (b. 1888)

1977- Joan Crawford -American actress (b. 1905)

1982- Peter Weiss -German painter (b. 1916)

1988- Shen Congwen -Chinese author (b. 1902)

1989- Dimitar Ilievski-Murato -Macedonian mountaineer (b. 1953)

1989- Woody Shaw -American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1944)

1990- Susan Oliver -American actress, director, and pilot (b. 1932)

1990- Walker Percy -American author (b. 1916)

1992- Sylvia Syms (singer)|Sylvia Syms -American singer (b. 1917)

1993- Stephen Ross, Baron Ross of Newport -English politician (b. 1926)

1994- John Wayne Gacy -American criminal (b. 1942)

1997- Joan Weston -American roller derby skater (b. 1935)

1999- Shel Silverstein -American poet, author, and illustrator (b. 1930)

2000- Jules Deschênes -Canadian judge (b. 1923)

2000- Dick Sprang -American illustrator (b. 1915)

2000- Kaneto Shiozawa -Japanese voice actor (b. 1954)

2001- James E. Myers -American actor, songwriter, and producer (b. 1919)

2001- Sudhakarrao Naik -Indian politician, 16th Governor of Himachal Pradesh (b. 1934)

2001- Deborah Walley -American actress (b. 1943)

2002- Kaifi Azmi -Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1919)

2002- John Cunniff -American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1944)

2002- Lynda Lyon Block -American murderer (b. 1948)

2002- Yves Robert -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1920)

2003- Milan Vukcevich -Serbian-American chemist and chess player (b. 1937)

2005- David Wayne (musician)|David Wayne -American singer-songwriter (Metal Church, Reverend (band)|Reverend, and Wayne (band)|Wayne) (b. 1958)

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

2006- Val Guest -English-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)

2006- Raizo Matsuno -Japanese politician (b. 1917)

2006- A. M. Rosenthal -Canadian-American journalist (b. 1922)

2008- Leyla Gencer -Turkish soprano (b. 1928)

2008- Jessica Jacobs -Australian actress and singer (b. 1990)

2010- Frank Frazetta -American illustrator and painter (b. 1928)

2010- Robert B. Salter -Canadian surgeon (b. 1924)

2011- Michael Baze -American jockey (b. 1987)

2012- Horst Faas -German photographer and journalist (b. 1933)

2012- Evelyn Bryan Johnson -American pilot (b. 1909)

2012- Günther Kaufmann -German actor (b. 1947)

2012- Joyce Redman -Irish-English actress (b. 1918)

2012- Bernardo Sassetti -Portuguese pianist and composer (b. 1970)

2012- Carroll Shelby -American race car driver and designer (b. 1923)

2012- Gunnar Sønsteby -Norwegian captain and author (b. 1918)

2012- Walter Wink -American theologian and scholar (b. 1935)

2013- Félix Agramont Cota -Mexican engineer and politician, 8th Governor of Baja California Sur (b. 1918)

2013- John Bush (Royal Navy officer)|John Bush -English admiral (b. 1914)

2013- Vincent Dowling -Irish-American actor and director (b. 1929)

2013- Laurence Haddon -American actor (b. 1922)

2013- Hugh Mackay, 14th Lord Reay -English politician (b. 1937)

2013- Per Maurseth -Norwegian historian and politician (b. 1932)

2014- Carmen Argibay -Argentinian lawyer and judge (b. 1939)

2014- Gene Chyzowych -Ukrainian-American soccer player and coach (b. 1935)

2014- Patrick Lucey -American captain and politician, 38th Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1918)

2014- Janaky Athi Nahappan -Malaysian captain and politician (b. 1925)

2014- Lane Penn -New Zealand rugby player and coach (b. 1939)

2014- Patrick Woodroffe -English painter and illustrator (b. 1940)