This Day in History

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

Events History

330- Byzantium -is renamed New Rome|''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony, but it is more popularly referred to as Constantinople.

868-A copy of the Diamond Sutra -is printed in China, making it the oldest known dated printed book.

912- Alexander (Byzantine emperor)|Alexander -becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

1310-In France, fifty-four members of the Knights Templar -are Burning at the stake|burned at the stake as heresy|heretics.

1647- Peter Stuyvesant -arrives in New Amsterdam to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of New Netherland|Director-General of New Netherland, the Dutch colonization of the Americas|Dutch colonial settlement in present-day New York City.

1672- Franco-Dutch War -Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.

1745- War of the Austrian Succession -Battle of Fontenoy (1745)|Battle of Fontenoy

1792- Captain (nautical)|Captain -Robert Gray (sea-captain)|Robert Gray becomes the first documented white people|white person to sail into the Columbia River.

1812- Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|Prime Minister -Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the British House of Commons|House of Commons, London.

1813-In Australia, William Lawson (explorer)|William Lawson -Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an 1813 crossing of the Blue Mountains|expedition to cross the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Their route opens up inland Australia for continued expansion throughout the 19th century.

1820-{{HMS|Beagle}}, the ship that will take Charles Darwin -on his scientific voyage, is launched.

1846-President James K. Polk -asked for and received a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican–American War

1857- Indian Rebellion of 1857 -Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.

1858- Minnesota -is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State.

1862- American Civil War -The ironclad {{Ship|CSS|Virginia}} is scuttled in the James River (Virginia)|James River northwest of Norfolk, Virginia.

1867- Luxembourg -gains its independence.

1880-Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy -a gun battle in California.

1889-An Wham Paymaster Robbery|attack upon a U.S. Army paymaster and escort -results in the theft of over $28,000 and the award of two Medal of Honor|Medals of Honor.

1891-The Ōtsu incident -Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich of Imperial Russia (later Nicholas II) suffers a critical head injury during a sword attack by Japanese policeman Tsuda Sanzō. He is rescued by Prince George of Greece and Denmark.

1894- Pullman Strike -Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a Wildcat strike action|wildcat strike in Illinois.

1907-Thirty-two Shriners -are killed when their chartered train derails at a switch near Surf Depot in Lompoc, California.

1910-An act of the Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress -establishes Glacier National Park (U.S.)|Glacier National Park in Montana.

1918-The Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus -is officially established.

1927-The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -is founded.

1942- William Faulkner -s collections of Short story|short stories, ''Go Down, Moses'', is published.

1943- World War II -American troops Battle of Attu|invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.

1944-World War II: The Allies of World War II|Allies -begin a major offensive against the Axis Powers on the Gustav Line.

1945-World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa -the aircraft carrier {{USS|Bunker Hill|CV-17|6}} is hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of its crew. Although badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under its own power.

1946- UMNO -is created.

1949-Siam officially changes its name to Thailand -for the second time. The name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945.

1949- Israel -joins the United Nations.

1953-The 1953 Waco tornado outbreak -an Fujita scale|F5 tornado hits downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114.

1960- In Buenos Aires -Argentina, four Israeli Mossad agents capture fugitive Nazism|Nazi Adolf Eichmann who is living under the alias of Ricardo Klement.

1963-Racist bombings in Birmingham, Alabama|Birmingham -Alabama disrupt nonviolence in the Birmingham campaign and precipitate a Birmingham crisis|crisis involving federal troops.

1967- Andreas Papandreou -Greek economics|economist and socialist politician, is imprisoned in Athens by the Greek military junta of 1967–1974|Greek military junta.

1968-The Toronto Transit Commission -opens the largest expansion of its Bloor–Danforth line, going to Scarborough, Ontario|Scarborough in the East, and Etobicoke in the West.

1970-The Lubbock Tornado -a Fujita scale|F5 tornado, hits Lubbock, Texas, killing 26 and causing $250 million in damage.

1973-Citing government misconduct -Daniel Ellsberg has charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to ''The New York Times'' dismissed.

1985- Bradford City stadium fire -Fifty-six spectators die and more than 200 are injured in a flash fire at Valley Parade association football|football ground during a match against Lincoln City in Bradford, England.

1987- Klaus Barbie -goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.

1987-In Baltimore, Maryland -the first heart–lung transplant takes place. The surgery is performed by Dr. Bruce Reitz of the Stanford University School of Medicine.

1995-More than 170 countries extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty -indefinitely and without conditions.

1996-After the aircraft's departure from Miami, Florida -a fire started by improperly handled chemical oxygen generators in the cargo hold of Atlanta, Georgia|Atlanta-bound ValuJet Flight 592 causes the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades killing all 110 on board.

1996-The 1996 Mount Everest disaster -on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest.

1997- Deep Blue (chess computer)|Deep Blue -a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the Deep Blue – Kasparov, 1997, Game 6|last game of the rematch, becoming the first chess computer|computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format.

1998-India conducts Pokhran-II|three underground atomic tests -in Pokhran to include a thermonuclear device.

2000- Second Chechen War -Chechen people|Chechen separatists Galashki ambush|ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.

2010- David Cameron -becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom following 2010 United Kingdom government formation|talks between the Conservative Party (UK)|Conservatives and Liberal Democrats to form the UK's first coalition government since World War II after United Kingdom general election, 2010|elections produced a hung parliament.

2013-At least 46 people are killed in a 2013 Reyhanlı bombings|bombing -in Reyhanlı, Turkey.

2014-15 people are killed and 46 injured in Kinshasa -in a 2014 Stade Tata Raphaël disaster|stampede caused by tear gas being thrown into the stand by police officers attempting to defuse a hostile incident.

Famous Birthdays

1366- Anne of Bohemia -(d. 1394)

1571- Niwa Nagashige -Japanese daimyo (d. 1637)

1715- Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach -German organist (d. 1739)

1715- Ignazio Fiorillo -Italian composer (d. 1787)

1720- Baron Münchhausen -German captain (d. 1797)

1722- Petrus Camper -Dutch physician, anatomist, and physiologist (d. 1789)

1733- Princess Victoire of France -(d. 1799)

1752- Johann Friedrich Blumenbach -German physician, physiologist, and anthropologist (d. 1840)

1771- Laskarina Bouboulina -Greek commander (d. 1825)

1799- John Lowell, Jr. (philanthropist)|John Lowell, Jr. -American businessman and philanthropist, founded Lowell Institute (d. 1836)

1801- Henri Labrouste -French architect, designed the Sainte-Geneviève Library (d. 1875)

1811- Chang and Eng Bunker -Thai-American conjoined twins (d. 1874)

1811- Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel -Swiss politician (d. 1893)

1817- Fanny Cerrito -Italian ballerina and choreographer (d. 1909)

1824- Jean-Léon Gérôme -French painter and sculptor (d. 1904)

1827- Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux -French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)

1835- Kārlis Baumanis -Latvian composer (d. 1905)

1838- Walter Goodman -English painter, illustrator, and author (d. 1912)

1852- Charles W. Fairbanks -American politician, 26th United States Vice President (d. 1918)

1854- Jack Blackham -Australian cricketer (d. 1932)

1861- Frederick Russell Burnham -American soldier and adventurer (d. 1947)

1869- Archibald Warden -English tennis player (d. 1943)

1870- Otto von Friesen -Swedish linguist and educator (d. 1942)

1871- Frank Schlesinger -American astronomer (d. 1943)

1875- Harriet Quimby -American pilot and screenwriter (d. 1912)

1881- Al Cabrera -Spanish-Cuban baseball player and manager (d. 1964)

1881- Jan van Gilse -Dutch composer and conductor (d. 1944)

1881- Theodore von Kármán -Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, and engineer (d. 1963)

1882- Joseph Marx -Austrian composer, educator, and critic (d. 1964)

1888- Irving Berlin -Belarusian-American composer (d. 1989)

1888- Willis Augustus Lee -American admiral (d. 1945)

1890- Willie Applegarth -English sprinter (d. 1958)

1890- Helge Løvland -Norwegian decathlete (d. 1984)

1890- Woodall Rodgers -American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1961)

1892- Margaret Rutherford -English actress (d. 1972)

1894- Martha Graham -American dancer and choreographer (d. 1991)

1895- William Grant Still -American composer and conductor (d. 1978)

1896- Josip Štolcer-Slavenski -Croatian composer (d. 1955)

1897- Kurt Gerron -German actor and director (d. 1944)

1897- Robert E. Gross (businessman)|Robert E. Gross -American businessman (d. 1961)

1899- Paulino Masip -Spanish author and playwright (d. 1963)

1903- Charlie Gehringer -American baseball player and manager (d. 1993)

1904- Salvador Dalí -Spanish painter (d. 1989)

1907- Rose Ausländer -German-English poet (d. 1988)

1907- Rip Sewell -American baseball player (d. 1989)

1909- Ellis R. Dungan -American director and producer (d. 2001)

1909- Kurt Großkurth -German actor and singer (d. 1975)

1909- Herbert Murrill -English organist and composer (d. 1952)

1911- Mitchell Sharp -Canadian politician (d. 2004)

1911- Phil Silvers -American actor (d. 1985)

1912- Foster Brooks -American actor (d. 2001)

1912- Saadat Hasan Manto -Indian-Pakistani author (d. 1955)

1913- Robert Jungk -Austrian journalist (d. 1994)

1914- Haroun Tazieff -French volcanologist and geologist (d. 1998)

1916- Camilo José Cela -Spanish author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)

1918- Sheila Burnford -Scottish author (d. 1984)

1918- Richard Feynman -American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)

1918- Desmond MacNamara -Irish painter, sculptor, and author (d. 2008)

1918- Phil Rasmussen -American lieutenant (d. 2005)

1920- Denver Pyle -American actor and director (d. 1997)

1921- Hildegard Hamm-Brücher -German politician

1922- Nestor Chylak -American baseball player and umpire (d. 1992)

1922- Thelma Eisen -American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)

1922- Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera -Filipino lawyer and jurist

1923- Joan Moriarty -English nurse

1924- Eugene Dynkin -Russian-American mathematician and theorist

1924- Helen Filarski -American baseball player (d. 2014)

1924- Antony Hewish -English astronomer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1924- Ninfa Laurenzo -American businessman, founded Ninfa's (d. 2001)

1925- Rhodes Boyson -English educator and politician (d. 2012)

1925- William Glasser -American psychiatrist (d. 2013)

1925- Edward J. King -American football player and politician, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)

1926- Caesar Trunzo -American soldier and politician (d. 2013)

1927- Bernard Fox (actor)|Bernard Fox -Welsh-American actor and singer

1927- Mort Sahl -Canadian-American comedian and actor

1927- Gene Savoy -American explorer, author, and scholar (d. 2007)

1928- Yaacov Agam -Israeli sculptor

1928- Marco Ferreri -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1997)

1928- Vern Rapp -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1928- Andrew van der Bijl -Dutch missionary and author

1929- Stan Kane -Scottish-Canadian actor and singer

1929- Fernand Lindsay -Canadian organist and educator (d. 2009)

1930- Edsger W. Dijkstra -Dutch computer scientist, co-developed THE multiprogramming system (d. 2002)

1930- Bud Ekins -American actor and stuntman (d. 2007)

1930- William Honan -American journalist and author (d. 2014)

1932- Valentino Garavani -Italian fashion designer, founded Valentino SpA

1932- John Vasconcellos -American politician (d. 2014)

1933- Louis Farrakhan -American religious leader

1933- Narendra Patel, Baron Patel -Tanzanian-English obstetrician, academic, and politician

1933- Zoran Radmilović -Serbian actor (d. 1985)

1934- Jim Jeffords -American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 2014)

1934- Arthur Labatt -Canadian businessman and academic

1935- Kit Lambert -English record producer and manager (d. 1981)

1935- Doug McClure -American actor (d. 1995)

1935- Chris Perrins -English biologist, ornithologist, and academic

1935- Francisco Umbral -Spanish journalist an author (d. 2007)

1936- Carla Bley -American pianist, composer, and bandleader (Jazz Composer's Orchestra)

1937- Cheng Yen -Taiwanese Buddhist nun and philantrophist

1939- Carlos Lyra -Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1939- Dante Tiñga -Filipino jurist and politician

1940- Juan Downey -Chilean-American director and producer (d. 1993)

1941- Eric Burdon -English singer-songwriter, actor, and painter (The Animals and War (band)|War)

1941- Graham Miles -English snooker player (d. 2014)

1941- Ian Redpath -Australian cricketer

1942- Rachel Billington -English author

1943- Les Chadwick -English bass player (Gerry and the Pacemakers)

1943- Clarence Ellis (computer scientist)|Clarence Ellis -American computer scientist and academic (d. 2014)

1943- Nancy Greene -Canadian skier and politician

1943- Matthew Lesko -American author

1945- Floyd Adams, Jr. -American publisher and politician, 63rd Mayor of Savannah, Georgia (d. 2014)

1946- Valerie Grove -English journalist and author

1946- Robert Jarvik -American cardiologist, developed the Artificial heart

1946- Plume Latraverse -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1946- David Varney -English civil servant

1947- Butch Trucks -American drummer (The Allman Brothers Band, The 31st of February, and The Vikings (band)|The Vikings)

1948- Jack Cantoni -French rugby player (d. 2013)

1948- Nirj Deva -Sri Lankan-English politician

1948- Shigeru Izumiya -Japanese singer, actor, and poet

1950- Dane Iorg -American baseball player

1950- Jeremy Paxman -English journalist and author

1951- Mike Slemen -English rugby player

1951- Ed Stelmach -Canadian politician, 13th Premier of Alberta

1952- Renaud -French singer-songwriter and actor

1952- Shohreh Aghdashloo -Iranian-American actress

1952- Frances Fisher -English-American actress

1952- Mike Lupica -American journalist

1952- Warren Littlefield -American businessman

1953- David Gest -American concert promoter

1953- Celine Lomez -Canadian actress and singer

1954- John Clayton (sportswriter)|John Clayton -American journalist

1954- John Gregory (footballer)|John Gregory -English footballer and manager

1954- Lubomir Stoykov -Bulgarian journalist

1954- Judith Weir -English composer and educator

1955- John DeStefano, Jr. -American politician, 49th List of mayors of New Haven, Connecticut|Mayor of New Haven

1956- Theresa Burke -Canadian journalist and producer

1956- Alex Lester -English radio host

1957- Mike Nesbitt -Irish journalist and politician

1957- Peter North (pornographer)|Peter North -Canadian-American porn actor, director, and producer

1958- Christian Brando -American actor (d. 2008)

1958- Dan Ireland -American director and producer

1958- Nalliah Kumaraguruparan -Sri Lankan accountant and politician

1958- Phil Smyth -Australian basketball player and coach

1958- Walt Terrell -American baseball player

1959- Martha Quinn -American radio and television host

1960- Gildor Roy -Canadian actor

1960- Jürgen Schult -German discus thrower

1961- Luis Felipe (murderer)|Luis Felipe -Cuban gang leader, founded the Latin Kings (gang)|Latin Kings

1961- Kimberly McCarthy -American murderer (d. 2013)

1963- Gunilla Carlsson -Swedish politician

1963- Roark Critchlow -Canadian-American actor

1963- Masatoshi Hamada -Japanese comedian and actor

1963- Natasha Richardson -English-American actress (d. 2009)

1964- Tim Blake Nelson -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1964- John Parrott -English snooker player

1964- Katie Wagner -American journalist

1964- Bobby Witt -American baseball player

1964- Floyd Youmans -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1965- Monsour del Rosario -Filipino martial artist and actor

1965- Stefano Domenicali -Italian race car driver and manager

1965- Greg Dulli -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Twilight Singers, The Afghan Whigs, and The Gutter Twins)

1966- Julian Joseph -English pianist and composer

1966- Christoph Schneider -German drummer (Rammstein and Feeling B)

1967- Alberto García Aspe -Mexican footballer and manager

1968- Jeffrey Donovan -American actor, director, and producer

1969- Simon Vroemen -Dutch runner

1970- Harold Ford, Jr. -American politician

1970- Nicky Katt -American actor

1970- Jason Queally -English cyclist

1972- Tomáš Dvořák -Czech decathlete

1972- Amanda Freitag -American chef

1972- Anita Hegh -Australian actress

1972- Daniel Ornellas -South African bass player (Tree63)

1973- Tsuyoshi Ogata -Japanese runner

1974- Kevin Brown (ice hockey)|Kevin Brown -English-Canadian ice hockey player

1974- Stanley Gene -Papua New Guinean rugby player and coach

1974- Billy Kidman -American wrestler, trainer, and producer

1974- Benoît Magimel -French actor

1974- Darren Ward (footballer born 1974)|Darren Ward -English-Welsh footballer and coach

1975- Coby Bell -American actor and producer

1975- Francisco Cordero -Dominican-American baseball player

1975- Ziad Jarrah -Lebanese terrorist, hijacker of United Airlines Flight 93 (d. 2001)

1976- Sahlene -Swedish singer

1977- Janne Ahonen -Finnish ski jumper

1977- Gonzalo Colsa -Spanish footballer

1977- Pablo Gabriel García -Uruguayan footballer

1977- Victor Matfield -South African rugby player

1978- Laetitia Casta -French model and actress

1978- Perttu Kivilaakso -Finnish cellist and composer (Apocalyptica)

1979- Erin Lang -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1979- Vytautas Žiūra -Lithuanian-Austrian handball player

1980- Guji Lorenzana -American-Filipino actor and singer

1980- Ernest Vardanean -Armenian-Moldovan journalist

1981- Lauren Jackson -Australian basketball player

1981- Dusán Mukics -Slovene journalist

1981- Austin O'Brien -American actor

1981- Daniel Ortmeier -American baseball player

1982- Jonathan Jackson (actor)|Jonathan Jackson -American actor, singer, and guitarist (Enation (band)|Enation)

1982- Cory Monteith -Canadian actor and singer (d. 2013)

1982- Andrew Walter -American football player

1983- Matt Leinart -American football player

1983- Daizee Haze -American wrestler

1983- Steven Sotloff -American-Israeli journalist (d. 2014)

1983- Holly Valance -Australian actress and singer

1983- Hanna Verboom -Belgian-Dutch actress

1983- Frédéric Xhonneux -Belgian decathlete

1984- John Bowie -American football player

1984- Gerald Clayton -Dutch-American pianist and composer (The Clayton Brothers)

1984- Andrés Iniesta -Spanish footballer

1984- Marvin Wijks -Dutch footballer

1985- Sifow -Japanese singer

1985- Matt Giraud -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1985- Beau Ryan -Australian rugby player

1986- Abou Diaby -French footballer

1986- Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araújo -Brazilian footballer

1986- Manuel Schenkhuizen -Dutch gamer

1986- Miguel Veloso -Portuguese footballer

1987- Albulena Haxhiu -Kosovo Albanian politician

1987- Justin King (American football)|Justin King -American football player

1987- Louis Murphy -American football player

1987- Monica Roşu -Romanian gymnast

1988- Ace Hood -American rapper

1988- Marcel Kittel -German cyclist

1988- Jeremy Maclin -American football player

1988- Brad Marchand -Canadian ice hockey player

1989- Gianluigi Bianco -Italian footballer

1989- Giovani dos Santos -Mexican footballer

1989- Emma Helistén -Finnish tennis player

1989- Cam Newton -American football player

1990- Melanie Klaffner -Austrian tennis player

1991- Alex Nimely -Liberian-English footballer

1992- Pierre-Ambroise Bosse -French runner

1992- Thibaut Courtois -Belgian footballer

1993- Jirapong Meenapra -Thai sprinter

1994- Hagos Gebrhiwet -Ethiopian runner

1996- Valeria Patiuk -Israeli tennis player

1999- Sabrina Carpenter -American actress and singer

History of Deaths

912- Leo VI the Wise -Byzantine emperor (b. 866)

1304- Ghazan -Mongolian ruler (b. 1271)

1610- Matteo Ricci -Italian priest and mathematician (b. 1552)

1672- Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline -Scottish politician (b. 1615)

1686- Otto von Guericke -German physicist and politician (b. 1602)

1696- Jean de La Bruyère -French philosopher (b. 1645)

1708- Jules Hardouin Mansart -French architect, designed the Château de Dampierre and Grand Trianon (b. 1646)

1723- Jean Galbert de Campistron -French playwright (b. 1656)

1760- Alaungpaya -Burmese king (b. 1714)

1777- George Pigot, 1st Baron Pigot -English politician (b. 1719)

1778- William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1708)

1779- John Hart (New Jersey politician)|John Hart -American politician (b. 1711)

1812- Spencer Perceval -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1762)

1848- Tom Cribb -English boxer (b. 1781)

1849- Juliette Récamier -French businesswoman (b. 1777)

1871- John Herschel -English mathematician, astronomer, and chemist (b. 1792)

1887- Jean-Baptiste Boussingault -French chemist (b. 1802)

1889- John Cadbury -English businessman and philanthropist, founded the Cadbury|Cadbury Company (b. 1801)

1891- A. E. Becquerel -French physicist (b. 1820)

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

1916- Max Reger -German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1873)

1916- Karl Schwarzschild -German astronomer and physicist (b. 1873)

1920- James Colosimo -Italian-American mob boss (b. 1878)

1920- William Dean Howells -American author and critic (b. 1837)

1927- Juan Gris -Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1887)

1929- Jozef Murgaš -Slovak-American priest, architect, botanist, and painter (b. 1864)

1934- Blaise Diagne -Senegalese-French politician (b. 1872)

1934- Orest Khvolson -Russian physicist (b. 1852)

1938- George Lyon (golfer)|George Lyon -Canadian golfer (b. 1858)

1939- Yevgeny Miller -Latvian-Russian general (b. 1867)

1940- Chujiro Hayashi -Japanese physician (b. 1880)

1955- Gilbert Jessop -English cricketer (b. 1874)

1960- John D. Rockefeller, Jr. -American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1874)

1963- Herbert Spencer Gasser -American physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

1966- Alfred Wintle -English lieutenant and author (b. 1897)

1967- James E. Brewton -American painter (b. 1930)

1970- Johnny Hodges -American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1906)

1972- Michael Blassie -American lieutenant (b. 1948)

1973- Lex Barker -American actor (b. 1919)

1976- Alvar Aalto -Finnish architect, designed Finlandia Hall and Paimio Sanatorium (b. 1898)

1979- Lester Flatt -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Foggy Mountain Boys and Nashville Grass) (b. 1914)

1981- Odd Hassel -Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

1981- Bob Marley -Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bob Marley and the Wailers) (b. 1945)

1985- Chester Gould -American cartoonist, created ''Dick Tracy'' (b. 1900)

1986- Alexander Akimov -Ukrainian Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant|Chernobyl worker (b. 1953)

1986- Henry Plumer McIlhenny -American philanthropist (b. 1910)

1986- Fritz Pollard -American football player and coach (b. 1894)

1988- Kim Philby -Indian-English spy (b. 1912)

1990- Stratos Dionysiou -Greek singer (b. 1935)

1994- Timothy Carey -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)

1996- Nnamdi Azikiwe -Nigerian journalist and politician, 1st President of Nigeria (b. 1904)

1996- Rodney Culver -American football player (b. 1969)

1996- Rob Hall -New Zealand mountaineer (b. 1961)

1996- Walter Hyatt -American singer-songwriter (Uncle Walt's Band) (b. 1949)

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

1996- Ademir Marques de Menezes -Brazilian footballer, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1922)

1996- Yasuko Namba -Japanese mountaineer (b. 1949)

1996- Sam Ragan -American journalist and author (b. 1915)

1997- Ernie Fields -American trombonist, pianist, and bandleader (b. 1905)

1999- Giorgos Kappis -Greek actor (b. 1929)

2000- René Muñoz -Cuban-Mexican actor and screenwriter (b. 1938)

2000- Paula Wessely -Austrian actress (b. 1907)

2001- Douglas Adams -English author and screenwriter (b. 1952)

2002- Joseph Bonanno -Italian-American mob boss (b. 1905)

2002- Renaude Lapointe -Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1912)

2002- Bill Peet -American animator and screenwriter (b. 1915)

2003- Noel Redding -English bass player (The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Road (band)|Road, Fat Mattress, and The Noel Redding Band) (b. 1945)

2004- Mick Doyle (rugby union)|Mick Doyle -Irish rugby player and coach (b. 1941)

2004- John Whitehead (singer)|John Whitehead -American singer-songwriter and producer (McFadden & Whitehead) (b. 1949)

2005- Léo Cadieux -Canadian politician (b. 1908)

2005- Michalis Genitsaris -Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1917)

2006- Yossi Banai -Israeli singer and actor (b. 1932)

2006- Floyd Patterson -American boxer (b. 1935)

2006- Frankie Thomas -American actor (b. 1921)

2007- Bernard Gordon (writer)|Bernard Gordon -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)

2007- Malietoa Tanumafili II -Samoan ruler (b. 1913)

2008- Bruno Neves -Portuguese cyclist (b. 1981)

2008- Dottie Rambo -American singer-songwriter (The Rambos) (b. 1934)

2008- John Rutsey -Canadian drummer (Rush (band)|Rush) (b. 1953)

2009- Pat Booth -English model, photographer, and author (b. 1943)

2009- Lude Check -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1917)

2009- Abel Goumba -Central African politician, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1926)

2009- Claudio Huepe -Chilean economist and politician (b. 1939)

2009- Bill Kelso -American baseball player (b. 1940)

2009- Mark Landon -American actor (b. 1948)

2009- Shanthi Lekha -Sri Lankan actress (b. 1929)

2009- Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda -Indian admiral (b. 1915)

2009- Leonard Shlain -American surgeon and author (b. 1937)

2010- Robert H. Burris -American biochemist and educator (b. 1914)

2010- Doris Eaton Travis -American actress and dancer (b. 1904)

2010- John Fugh -Chinese-American general (b. 1934)

2010- Brian Gibson (footballer)|Brian Gibson -English footballer (b. 1928)

2010- Timothy Grubb -English horse rider (b. 1954)

2010- Maciej Kozłowski -Polish actor (b. 1957)

2010- Richard LaMotta -American chef and businessman, created the Chipwich (b. 1942)

2010- Bud Mahurin -American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)

2010- Emmanuel Ngobese -South African footballer (b. 1980)

2010- Jeff Shaw (politician)|Jeff Shaw -Australian lawyer, judge, and politician, 49th Attorney General of New South Wales (b. 1949)

2011- Maurice Goldhaber -Ukrainian-American physicist (b. 1911)

2011- Leo Kahn (entrepreneur)|Leo Kahn -American businessman, co-founded Staples Inc. (b. 1916)

2011- Reach Sambath -Cambodian journalist (b. 1964)

2011- Elisabeth Svendsen -English activist, founded The Donkey Sanctuary (b. 1930)

2011- Robert Traylor -American basketball player (b. 1977)

2011- Glyn Williams (footballer)|Glyn Williams -Welsh footballer (b. 1918)

2011- Snooky Young -American trumpet player (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra and Count Basie Orchestra) (b. 1919)

2012- Alma Bella -Filipino actress (b. 1910)

2012- Jack Benaroya -American real estate developer and philanthropist (b. 1921)

2012- Patrick Bosch -Dutch footballer (b. 1964)

2012- Tony DeZuniga -Filipino illustrator (b. 1932)

2012- Frank Wills (baseball)|Frank Wills -American baseball player (b. 1958)

2013- Johnny Bos -American boxer and author (b. 1952)

2013- Jack Butler (American football)|Jack Butler -American football player (b. 1927)

2013- Mike Davison (baseball)|Mike Davison -American baseball player (b. 1945)

2013- Joe Farman -English physicist (b. 1930)

2013- Ollie Mitchell -American trumpet player (The Wrecking Crew (music)|The Wrecking Crew) (b. 1927)

2013- Lenny Yochim -American baseball player (b. 1928)

2013- Arnold Peters (actor)|Arnold Peters -English actor (b. 1925)

2014- Thelma Eisen -American baseball player and manager (b. 1922)

2014- Ed Gagliardi -American bass player (Foreigner (band)|Foreigner) (b. 1952)

2014- Reg Gasnier -Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1939)

2014- Barbara Knudson -American actress (b. 1927)

2014- Jeb Stuart Magruder -American minister and civil servant (b. 1934)

2014- Martin Špegelj -Croatian general and politician, 2nd Ministry of Defence (Croatia)|Minister of Defence of Croatia (b. 1927)

2014- Harry Stopes-Roe -English philosopher (b. 1924)