This Day in History

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

Events History


1395- Battle of Rovine -Wallachians defeat an invading Ottoman Empire|Ottoman army.

1521- Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham -is Capital punishment|executed for treason.

1536- George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford -and four other men are executed for treason.

1536-The annulment of Henry VIII of England|Henry VIII -and Anne Boleyn’s marriage.

1590- Anne of Denmark -is crowned Queen consort|Queen of Scotland.

1642- Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve -(1612–1676) founds the Montreal|Ville Marie de Montréal.

1673- Louis Jolliet -and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River.

1775- American Revolutionary War -the Continental Congress bans trade with Province of Quebec (1763-1791)|Quebec.

1792-The New York Stock Exchange -is formed under the Buttonwood Agreement.

1805- Muhammad Ali of Egypt|Muhammad Ali -becomes Wāli of Egypt.

1808- Napoleon I of France -orders the annexation of the Papal States to the First French Empire|French Empire.

1814- Military occupation|Occupation -of Monaco changes from French to Austrian.

1814-The Constitution of Norway -is signed and Crown Prince Christian VIII of Denmark|Christian Frederick of Denmark is elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly.

1849- St. Louis Fire (1849)|A large fire -nearly burns St. Louis, Missouri to the ground.

1863- Rosalía de Castro -publishes ''Cantares Gallegos'', the first book in the Galician language.

1865-The International Telegraph Union (later the International Telecommunication Union -is established in Paris.

1869-Imperial Empire of Japan|Japanese -forces defeat the remnants of the Tokugawa shogunate in the Battle of Hakodate to end the Boshin War.

1875- Aristides (horse)|Aristides -wins the first Kentucky Derby.

1900- Second Boer War -British troops relieve Siege of Mafeking|Mafeking.

1902-Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais -discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.

1914-The Protocol of Corfu -is signed, recognising Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus|full autonomy to Northern Epirus under nominal Albanian sovereignty.

1915-The last The Liberal Party (UK)|British Liberal Party -government (led by Herbert Henry Asquith) falls.

1933- Vidkun Quisling -and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling — the Nazism|national-socialist party of Norway.

1939-The Columbia Lions -and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States' first televised sporting event, a college baseball|collegiate baseball game in New York City.

1940- World War II -Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium.

1940-World War II: the old city centre of the Dutch town of Middelburg -is bombed by the German Luftwaffe, to force the surrender of the Dutch armies in Zeeland.

1943-World War II: the Dambuster Raids -by No. 617 Squadron RAF on Nazi Germany|German dams.

1954-The United States Supreme Court -hands down a unanimous decision in ''Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas''.

1967- Six-Day War -President of Egypt|President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt demands dismantling of the peace-keeping UN Emergency Force in Egypt.

1969- Venera program -Soviet Union|Soviet ''Venera 6'' begins its descent into the atmosphere of Venus, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure.

1970- Thor Heyerdahl -sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat ''Ra II'' to sail the Atlantic Ocean.

1973- Watergate scandal -Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate.

1974- The Troubles -Dublin and Monaghan bombings|Thirty-three civilians are killed and 300 injured when the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) detonates four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, Republic of Ireland. It is the deadliest attack of the Troubles and the deadliest terrorist attack in the Republic's history. There are allegations that British security forces|British state forces were involved.

1974- Los Angeles Police Department|Police in Los Angeles -raid the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.

1980-General Chun Doo-hwan -of South Korea Coup d'état of May Seventeenth|seizes control of the government and declares martial law in order to suppress student demonstrations.

1980-On the eve of presidential elections, Maoism|Maoist -guerrilla warfare|guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the Internal conflict in Peru.

1983-The United States Department of Energy|U.S. Department of Energy -declassifies documents showing world's largest Mercury (element)|mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of information legislation|Freedom of Information Act request.

1983- Lebanon -Israel, and the United States sign an May 17 Agreement|agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.

1984- Charles, Prince of Wales|Prince Charles -calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend", sparking controversies on the proper role of the British Royal Family|Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.

1987-An Iraq -Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jet USS Stark incident|fires two missiles into the U.S. Navy warship {{USS|Stark|FFG-31|6}}, killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew.

1990-The General Assembly of the World Health Organization -(WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.

1992-Three days of Black May (1992)|popular protests -against the government of Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon begin in Bangkok, leading to a military crackdown that results in 52 officially confirmed deaths, many disappearances, hundreds of injuries, and over 3,500 arrests.

1994- Malawi -holds its Malawian general election, 1994|first multi-party elections.

1997-Troops of Laurent Kabila -march into Kinshasa. Zaire is officially renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo.

2000- Arsenal F.C.|Arsenal -and Galatasaray S.K.|Galatasaray fans clash in the 2000 UEFA Cup Final riots in Copenhagen

2004-The first legal same-sex marriage -in the U.S. are performed in the state of Same-sex marriage in Massachusetts#First_same-sex_marriages|Massachusetts.

2006-The aircraft carrier {{USS|Oriskany|CV-34|6}} is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico -as an artificial reef.

2007-Trains from North Korea|North -and South Korea cross the 38th parallel north|38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.

2013-Two Metro-North Railroad|Metro-North -commuter trains Fairfield train crash|collide near Bridgeport, Connecticut injuring at least 72 people.

2014-A 2014 Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force An-74 crash|plane crash -in northern Laos kills 17 people.

Famous Birthdays


1155- Jien -Japanese monk, poet, and historian (d. 1225)

1443- Edmund, Earl of Rutland -(d. 1460)

1551- Martin Delrio -Belgian theologian and occultist (d. 1601)

1628- Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria -(d. 1662)

1682- Bartholomew Roberts -Welsh pirate (d. 1722)

1706- Andreas Felix von Oefele -German historian and librarian (d. 1780)

1718- Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness -English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1778)

1732- Francesco Pasquale Ricci -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1817)

1743- Seth Warner -American colonel (d. 1784)

1749- Edward Jenner -English physician and microbiologist (d. 1823)

1758- Sir John St Aubyn, 5th Baronet -English politician (d. 1839)

1768- Caroline of Brunswick -(d. 1821)

1768- Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey -English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1854)

1794- Anna Brownell Jameson -Irish-English author (d. 1860)

1821- Sebastian Kneipp -German priest (d. 1897)

1836- Virginie Loveling -Belgian author and poet (d. 1923)

1836- Wilhelm Steinitz -Austrian-American chess player (d. 1900)

1844- Julius Wellhausen -German orientalist and scholar (d. 1918)

1845- Jacint Verdaguer -Catalan poet and priest (d. 1902)

1860- Martin Kukučín -Slovak author and playwright (d. 1928)

1863- Léon Gérin -Canadian lawyer, sociologist, and civil servant (d. 1951)

1864- Louis Richardet -Swiss target shooter (d. 1923)

1864- Ante Trumbić -Croatian politician, 27th Mayor of Split (d. 1938)

1866- Erik Satie -French pianist and composer (d. 1925)

1868- Horace Elgin Dodge -American businessman, co-founded Dodge (d. 1920)

1873- Henri Barbusse -French author and journalist (d. 1935)

1873- Dorothy Richardson -English author and journalist (d. 1957)

1874- George Sheldon (diver)|George Sheldon -American diver (d. 1907)

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

1886- Alfonso XIII of Spain -(d. 1941)

1888- Tich Freeman -English cricketer (d. 1965)

1889- Dorothy Gibson -American actress and singer (d. 1946)

1891- Princess Alexandra, 2nd Duchess of Fife -(d. 1959)

1891- Napoleon Zervas -Greek general (d. 1957)

1895- Saul Adler -Belarusian-English captain and parasitologist (d. 1966)

1895- Reinhold Saulmann -Estonian sprinter and bandy player (d. 1936)

1895- Mary Josephine Ray -Canadian-American super-centenarian (d. 2010)

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

1898- A. J. Casson -Canadian painter (d. 1992)

1901- Werner Egk -German composer (d. 1983)

1903- Cool Papa Bell -American baseball player (d. 1991)

1904- Jean Gabin -French actor and singer (d. 1976)

1906- Zinka Milanov -Croatian-American soprano (d. 1989)

1909- Julius Sumner Miller -American physicist (d. 1987)

1911- Lisa Fonssagrives -Swedish model (d. 1992)

1911- Maureen O'Sullivan -Irish-American actress (d. 1998)

1912- Archibald Cox -American lawyer and politician, 31st United States Solicitor General (d. 2004)

1912- Ace Parker -American baseball and football player (d. 2013)

1913- Hans Ruesch -Swiss race car driver and author (d. 2007)

1914- Robert N. Thompson -American-Canadian politician (d. 1997)

1918- A. C. Lyles -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)

1918- Birgit Nilsson -Swedish soprano (d. 2005)

1919- Antonio Aguilar -Mexican singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2007)

1919- Merle Miller -American author (d. 1986)

1919- Gustav Naan -Soviet Estonian physicist and philosopher (d. 1994)

1919- Vern Pyles -American politician (d. 2013)

1920- Harry Männil -Estonian-Venezuelan businessman, co-founded ACO Group (d. 2010)

1921- Dennis Brain -English horn player (d. 1957)

1921- Bob Merrill -American composer and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1923- Michael Beetham -English pilot and marshal

1923- Anthony Eyton -English painter and educator

1924- Francis Tombs, Baron Tombs -English businessman and politician

1926- Cicely Berry -English actor and director

1926- David Ogilvy, 13th Earl of Airlie -English-Scottish politician

1926- Dietmar Schönherr -Austrian-Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1926- Franz Sondheimer -German-English chemist and academic (d. 1981)

1931- Marshall Applewhite -American cult leader, founded Heaven's Gate (religious group)|Heaven's Gate (d. 1997)

1932- Rodric Braithwaite -English diplomat, List of Ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Russia|British Ambassador to Russia

1933- Yelena Gorchakova -Russian javelin thrower (d. 2002)

1934- Friedrich-Wilhelm Kiel -German politician

1934- Earl Morrall -American football player (d. 2014)

1934- Ronald Wayne -American computer scientist, co-founded Apple Inc.

1935- Dennis Potter -English voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1994)

1936- Dennis Hopper -American actor and director (d. 2010)

1937- Hazel R. O'Leary -American politician, 7th United States Secretary of Energy

1938- Jason Bernard -American actor (d. 1996)

1938- Pervis Jackson -American singer (The Spinners (American R&B group)|The Spinners) (d. 2008)

1939- Hugh Dykes, Baron Dykes -English politician

1939- Gary Paulsen -American author

1940- Alan Kay -American computer scientist

1940- Reynato Puno -Filipino jurist, 22nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines

1941- David Cope -American composer and author

1941- Ben Nelson -American politician, 37th Governor of Nebraska

1941- Grace Zabriskie -American actress

1942- Taj Mahal (musician)|Taj Mahal -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rising Sons)

1942- Al White -American actor

1943- Johnny Warren -Australian footballer, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2004)

1943- David Simeon -English actor

1944- Paul Crossley -English pianist

1944- Peter Price (bishop)|Peter Price -English bishop

1944- Jesse Winchester -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2014)

1945- B. S. Chandrasekhar -Indian cricketer

1945- Tony Roche -Australian tennis player and coach

1946- Udo Lindenberg -German singer-songwriter and drummer (Passport (band)|Passport)

1946- F. Paul Wilson -American author

1947- Andrew Latimer -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Camel (band)|Camel)

1947- Stephen Platten -English bishop

1947- Ronald Poppo -American cannibal victim

1948- Dick Gaughan -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Boys of the Lough)

1948- Marlene Willoughby -American porn actress

1949- Bill Bruford -English drummer, songwriter, and producer (Yes (band)|Yes, King Crimson, UK (band)|UK, Earthworks (band)|Earthworks, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, and National Health)

1950- Howard Ashman -American playwright and composer (d. 1991)

1950- Keith Bradley, Baron Bradley -English politician

1950- Janez Drnovšek -Slovenian politician, 2nd President of Slovenia (d. 2008)

1950- Alan Johnson -English politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

1950- Valeriya Novodvorskaya -Russian journalist and politician (d. 2014)

1951- Simon Hughes -English politician

1952- Patricia Aakhus -American author and academic (d. 2012)

1952- Howard Hampton -Canadian lawyer and politician

1953- Luca Prodan -Italian-Argentinian singer-songwriter (Sumo (band)|Sumo and Hurlingham Reggae Band)

1953- Kathleen Sullivan (journalist)|Kathleen Sullivan -American journalist

1954- Michael Roberts (jockey)|Michael Roberts -South African jockey

1955- Bill Paxton -American actor and director

1955- David Townsend (musician)|David Townsend -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Surface (band)|Surface) (d. 2005)

1956- Sugar Ray Leonard -American boxer and actor

1956- Bob Saget -American comedian, actor, and television host

1956- Dave Sim -Canadian cartoonist

1957- Anne Main -Welsh politician

1957- Pascual Pérez (baseball)|Pascual Pérez -Dominican baseball player (d. 2012)

1958- Ivor Bolton -English harpsichord player and conductor

1958- Paul Di'Anno -English singer-songwriter (Iron Maiden and Gogmagog (band)|Gogmagog)

1958- Paul Whitehouse -Welsh-English actor, producer, and screenwriter

1959- Richard Barrons -English general

1959- Marcelo Loffreda -Argentinian rugby player and coach

1959- Jim Nantz -American sportscaster

1960- Lou DiBella -American boxing promoter, actor, and producer

1960- Simon Fuller -Cypriot-English talent manager and producer, created the ''Idols (TV series)|Idols series''

1961- Enya -Irish singer-songwriter and producer (Clannad)

1961- Jamil Azzaoui -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1961- Justin King (businessman)|Justin King -English businessman

1962- Lise Lyng Falkenberg -Danish author

1962- Craig Ferguson -Scottish-American comedian, actor, and talk show host

1962- Jane Moore -English journalist and author

1963- Jon Koncak -American basketball player

1963- Page McConnell -American keyboard player and songwriter (Phish, Vida Blue (band)|Vida Blue, and Phil Lesh and Friends)

1963- Taimo Toomast -Estonian opera singer

1964- Stratos Apostolakis -Greek footballer and coach

1964- David Eigenberg -American actor

1964- Mauro Martini -Italian race car driver

1964- Menno Oosting -Dutch tennis player (d. 1999)

1965- Trent Reznor -American singer-songwriter and producer (Nine Inch Nails, How to Destroy Angels (band)|How to Destroy Angels, and Tapeworm (band)|Tapeworm)

1965- Paige Turco -American actress

1965- Jeremy Vine -English journalist and author

1966- Hill Harper -American actor and producer

1966- Qusay Hussein -Iraqi politician (d. 2003)

1966- Mark Kratzmann -Australian tennis player and coach

1966- Danny Manning -American basketball player and coach

1966- Gilles Quénéhervé -French sprinter

1967- Paul D'Amour -American bass player (Tool (band)|Tool and Replicants (band)|Replicants)

1967- Mohamed Nasheed -Maldivian politician 4th President of the Maldives

1969- Tabatha Coffey -Australian hairstylist

1969- Alan Doyle -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Great Big Sea)

1969- Thom Filicia -American interior designer

1970- Angelica Agurbash -Belarusian singer and model

1970- Jeremy Browne -English politician, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

1970- Hubert Davis -American basketball player and coach

1970- Jordan Knight -American singer-songwriter (New Kids on the Block)

1970- Matt Lindland -American mixed martial artist, wrestler, and politician

1970- René Vilbre -Estonian director and screenwriter

1971- Martin Aunin -Estonian architect

1971- Shaun Hart -Australian footballer, coach, and sportscaster

1972- Roman Genn -Russian-American illustrator

1973- Sasha Alexander -American actress and producer

1973- Steve Barakatt -Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

1973- Josh Homme -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Them Crooked Vultures, and Kyuss)

1973- Matthew McGrory -American actor (d. 2005)

1974- Andrea Corr -Irish singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress (The Corrs)

1974- Wiki González -Venezuelan baseball player

1974- Eddie Lewis (American soccer)|Eddie Lewis -American soccer player

1974- Sendhil Ramamurthy -American actor

1974- William Yiampoy -Kenyan runner

1975- Cheick Kongo -French mixed martial artist and kick-boxer

1975- Jonti Picking -English animator

1975- Kostas Sommer -German-Greek actor

1975- Laura Voutilainen -Finnish singer

1975- Alex Wright -German-English wrestler and promoter

1976- Kandi Burruss -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Xscape (group)|Xscape)

1976- José Guillén -Dominican-American baseball player

1976- Daniel Komen -Kenyan runner

1976- Wang Leehom -American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director

1976- Mayte Martínez -Spanish runner

1978- John Foster (baseball)|John Foster -American baseball player and coach

1978- Paddy Kenny -English footballer

1978- Carlos Peña -Dominican-American baseball player

1978- Magdalena Zděnovcová -Czech tennis player

1979- David Jarolím -Czech footballer

1979- Wayne Thomas (footballer)|Wayne Thomas -English footballer

1980- Davor Džalto -Bosnian historian and philosopher

1980- Fredrik Kessiakoff -Swedish cyclist

1980- Dallas Taylor (vocalist)|Dallas Taylor -American singer-songwriter (Underoath and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster)

1981- Beñat Albizuri -Spanish cyclist

1981- Lim Jeong-hee -South Korean singer

1981- Shiri Maimon -Israeli singer and actress

1981- Leon Osman -English footballer

1981- Chris Skidmore -English historian and politician

1981- Giannis Taralidis -Greek footballer

1982- Matt Cassel -American football player

1982- Reiko Nakamura -Japanese swimmer

1982- Tony Parker -French-American basketball player

1982- Chloe Smith -English politician

1983- Channing Frye -American basketball player

1983- Chris Henry (wide receiver)|Chris Henry -American football player (d. 2009)

1983- Nicky Hofs -Dutch footballer

1983- Jeremy Sowers -American baseball player

1983- DJ Yonny -American DJ and producer

1984- Christian Bolaños -Costa Rican footballer

1984- Christine Ohuruogu -English runner

1984- Christine Robinson -Canadian water polo player

1984- Passenger (singer)|Michael David Rosenberg -English folk-rock singer-songwriter

1985- Teófilo Gutiérrez -Colombian footballer

1985- Derek Hough -American dancer, singer, and actor (Ballas Hough Band)

1985- Christine Nesbitt -Canadian speed skater

1985- Matt Ryan -American football player

1985- Emil Sitoci -Dutch wrestler

1985- Alyssa Stringfellow -New Zealand actress

1985- Greg Van Avermaet -Belgian cyclist

1986- Marius Činikas -Lithuanian footballer

1986- Tahj Mowry -American actor

1986- Timo Simonlatser -Estonian skier

1987- Edvald Boasson Hagen -Norwegian cyclist

1987- Ott Lepland -Estonian singer

1987- Aleandro Rosi -Italian footballer

1988- Soccer (dog)|Soccer -American acting dog (d. 2001)

1988- Nikki Reed -American actress, singer, and screenwriter

1988- Jennison Myrie-Williams -English footballer

1989- Kris Bernal -Filipino actress

1989- Rain Raadik -Estonian basketball player

1989- Tessa Virtue -Canadian ice dancer

1990- Fabian Giefer -German footballer

1990- Kree Harrison -American singer

1990- Katrina Hart -English runner

1990- Guido Pella -Argentinian tennis player

1990- Leven Rambin -American actress

1991- Johanna Konta -Australian-English tennis player

1991- Daniel Curtis Lee -American actor and rapper

1991- Adil Omar -Pakistani rapper, producer, and actor

1994- Julie Anne San Jose -Filipino singer and actress (Sugarpop)

1996- Ryan Ochoa -American actor

History of Deaths


290- Emperor Wu of Jin -Chinese emperor (b. 236)

1336- Emperor Go-Fushimi -of Japan (b. 1288)

1365- Louis II, Elector of Brandenburg -(b. 1328)

1395- Constantine Dragaš -Serbian ruler (b. 1355)

1464- Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros -English politician (b. 1427)

1510- Sandro Botticelli -Italian painter (b. 1445)

1521- Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham -English politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1478)

1536- George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford -English courtier and diplomat (b. 1504)

1536- William Brereton (groom)|William Brereton -English courtier (b. 1487)

1536- Henry Norris (courtier)|Henry Norris -English courtier (b. 1482)

1536- Mark Smeaton -English lute player and dancer (b. 1512)

1536- Francis Weston -English courtier (b. 1511)

1551- Shin Saimdang -South Korean poet and calligraphist (b. 1504)

1575- Matthew Parker -English archbishop (b. 1504)

1626- Joan Pau Pujol -Catalan organist and composer (b. 1570)

1643- Giovanni Picchi -Italian organist and composer (b. 1571)

1727- Catherine I of Russia -(b. 1684)

1729- Samuel Clarke -English clergyman and philosopher (b. 1675)

1765- Alexis Clairaut -French mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist (b. 1713)

1797- Michel-Jean Sedaine -French playwright (b. 1719)

1801- William Heberden -English physician (b. 1710)

1807- John Gunby -American general (b. 1745)

1809- Leopold Auenbrugger -Austrian physician (b. 1722)

1822- Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu -French politician, 2nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1766)

1829- John Jay -American politician and diplomat, 1st Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1745)

1838- René Caillié -French explorer (b. 1799)

1838- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord -French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1754)

1839- Archibald Alison (author)|Archibald Alison -Scottish priest and author (b. 1757)

1868- Kondō Isami -Japanese commander (b. 1834)

1875- John C. Breckinridge -American lawyer and politician, 14th Vice President of the United States (b. 1821)

1879- Asa Packer -American businessman, founded Lehigh University (b. 1805)

1886- John Deere (inventor)|John Deere -American blacksmith and businessman, founded the Deere & Company (b. 1804)

1888- Giacomo Zanella -Italian poet (b. 1820)

1911- Frederick August Otto Schwarz -German-American businessman, founded FAO Schwarz (b. 1836)

1916- Boris Borisovich Galitzine -Russian physicist (b. 1862)

1917- Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak -(b. 1829)

1919- Guido von List -Austrian-German journalist, author, and poet (b. 1848)

1921- Karl Mantzius -Danish actor and director (b. 1860)

1927- Harold Geiger -American pilot and lieutenant (b. 1884)

1935- Paul Dukas -French composer, critic, scholar, and educator (b. 1865)

1936- Panagis Tsaldaris -Greek politician, 124th List of Prime Ministers of Greece|Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1868)

1938- Jakob Ehrlich -Czech-Austrian politician (b. 1877)

1943- Johanna Elberskirchen -German activist (b. 1864)

1947- George Forbes (New Zealand politician)|George Forbes -New Zealand politician, 22nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1869)

1951- William Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood -Indian-English field marshal (b. 1865)

1960- Jules Supervielle -Uruguayan-French poet and author (b. 1884)

1963- John Wilce -American football player, coach, and physician (b. 1888)

1964- Nandor Fodor -Hungarian-American psychologist and parapsychologist (b. 1895)

1966- Randolph Turpin -English boxer (b. 1928)

1974- Ernest Nash -German-American photographer (b. 1898)

1977- Charles E. Rosendahl -American admiral (b. 1892)

1985- Abe Burrows -American director, composer, and author (b. 1910)

1987- Gunnar Myrdal -Swedish economist, sociologist, and politician, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)

1992- Lawrence Welk -American accordion player and bandleader (b. 1903)

1995- Toe Blake -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1912)

1996- Scott Brayton -American race car driver (b. 1959)

1996- Kevin Gilbert -American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1966)

1996- Johnny "Guitar" Watson -American singer and guitarist (b. 1935)

1997- James Bennett Griffin -American archaeologist (b. 1905)

1999- Bruce Fairbairn -Canadian trumpet player and producer (b. 1949)

1999- Lembit Oll -Estonian chess player (b. 1966)

2000- Donald Coggan -English archbishop (b. 1909)

2001- Frank G. Slaughter -American physician and author (b. 1908)

2002- Dave Berg (cartoonist)|Dave Berg -American cartoonist (b. 1920)

2002- László Kubala -Hungarian-Spanish footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1927)

2002- Aşık Mahzuni Şerif -Turkish poet and composer (b. 1940)

2002- Sharon Sheeley -American songwriter (b. 1940)

2003- Pop Ivy -American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1916)

2004- Gunnar Graps -Estonian singer (Magnetic Band and Gunnar Graps Group) (b. 1951)

2004- Jørgen Nash -Danish poet and painter (b. 1920)

2004- Tony Randall -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1920)

2004- Ezzedine Salim -Iraqi politician (b. 1943)

2004- Vladislav Terzyul -Siberian mountaineer (b. 1953)

2005- Frank Gorshin -American actor (b. 1934)

2006- Cy Feuer -American director, producer, and composer (b. 1911)

2006- Eric Forth -Scottish-English politician, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (b. 1944)

2006- Nichola Goddard -Papua New Guinean-Canadian captain (b. 1980)

2007- Lloyd Alexander -American author (b. 1924)

2007- T. K. Doraiswamy -Indian poet and author (b. 1921)

2009- Mario Benedetti -Uruguayan journalist, author, and poet (b. 1920)

2009- Jung Seung-hye -South Korean journalist and producer (b. 1965)

2010- Yvonne Loriod -French pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1924)

2010- Walasse Ting -Chinese-American painter and poet (b. 1929)

2011- Harmon Killebrew -American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1936)

2012- Warda Al-Jazairia -French-Lebanese singer (b. 1939)

2012- Herbert Breslin -American publicist and manager (b. 1924)

2012- Gideon Ezra -Israeli politician (b. 1937)

2012- Patrick Mafisango -Congolese-Rwandan footballer (b. 1980)

2012- Ron Shock -American comedian (b. 1942)

2012- Donna Summer -American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)

2013- Philippe Gaumont -French cyclist (b. 1973)

2013- Penne Hackforth-Jones -American-Australian actress (b. 1949)

2013- Alan O'Day -American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)

2013- Peter Schulz -German politician, List of mayors of Hamburg|Mayor of Hamburg (b. 1930)

2013- Albert Seedman -American police officer (b. 1918)

2013- Ken Venturi -American golfer and sportscaster (b. 1931)

2013- Jorge Rafael Videla -Argentinian general and politician, 42nd President of Argentina (b. 1925)

2014- Miss Beazley (dog)|Miss Beazley -American dog of George W. Bush (b. 2004)

2014- Gerald Edelman -American biologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1929)

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

2014- C. P. Krishnan Nair -Indian businessman, founded The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (b. 1922)

2014- Bob Odom -American soldier and politician (b. 1935)

2014- Douangchay Phichit -Laotian politician (b. 1944)

2014- Thongbanh Sengaphone -Laotian politician (b. 1953)