This Day in History

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

Events History


1194-King Richard I of England -gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.

1230- William de Braose (died 1230)|William de Braose -is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.

1335- Otto, Duke of Austria|Otto the Merry -Duke of Austria, becomes Carinthia (duchy)|Duke of Carinthia.

1536- Anne Boleyn -Queen consort|Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.

1559- John Knox -returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the nascent Scottish Reformation.

1568- Mary, Queen of Scots -escapes from Loch Leven Castle.

1611-The King James Bible -is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.

1670-King Charles II of England -grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.

1672- John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale|John Maitland -becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.

1808-Outbreak of the Peninsular War -The people of Madrid Dos de Mayo Uprising|rise up in rebellion against French occupation. Francisco de Goya later memorializes this event in his painting The Second of May 1808.

1816-Marriage of Leopold I of Belgium|Léopold of Saxe-Coburg -and Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales.

1829-After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle -of {{HMS|Challenger|1826|6}}, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.

1863- American Civil War -Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering during the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia eight days later.

1866- Peru -ian defenders fight off the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.

1876-The April Uprising -breaks out in Bulgaria.

1879-The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party -is founded in Casa Labra Pub (city of Madrid) by the historical Spanish workers' leader Pablo Iglesias.

1885-'' Good Housekeeping -' magazine goes on sale for the first time.

1885- Cree -and Assiniboine people|Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.

1885-The Congo Free State -is established by King Léopold II of Belgium.

1889- Menelik II -Emperor of Ethiopia, signs a treaty of amity with Italy, giving Italy control over Eritrea.

1906-Closing ceremony of the 1906 Intercalated Games|Intercalated Games -in Athens, Greece.

1918- General Motors Corporation|General Motors -acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.

1920-The first game of the Negro National League (1920-1931)|Negro National League baseball -is played in Indianapolis.

1932-Comedian Jack Benny -s radio show airs for the first time.

1933-'' Gleichschaltung -': Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.

1941-Following the '' 1941 Iraqi coup d'état|coup d'état -' against Iraq Crown Prince 'Abd al-Ilah earlier that year, the United Kingdom launches the Anglo-Iraqi War to restore him to power.

1945- World War II -Fall of Berlin: The Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoist their red flag over the Reichstag (building)|''Reichstag'' building.

1945-World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp -finding 1000 dead prisoners, most of whom starved to death.

1946-The " Battle of Alcatraz -takes place; two guards and three inmates are killed.

1952-The world's first ever jet airliner -the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.

1955- Tennessee Williams -wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for ''Cat on a Hot Tin Roof''.

1963- Berthold Seliger -launches a rocket with three stages and a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres near Cuxhaven. It is the only sounding rocket developed in Germany.

1964- Vietnam War -An explosion sinks the {{USS|Card|CVE-11|6}} while it is docked at Ho Chi Minh City|Saigon. Viet Cong forces are suspected of placing a bomb on the ship. She is raised and returned to service less than seven months later.

1964- First ascent -of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.

1969-The British ocean liner '' Queen Elizabeth 2 -' departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.

1972-In the early morning hours a fire breaks out at the Sunshine Mine -located between Kellogg and Wallace, ID, killing 91 workers.

1982- Falklands War -The British nuclear submarine {{HMS|Conqueror|S48|6}} sinks the Argentina|Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano|ARA ''General Belgrano''.

1986- Chernobyl disaster|The Chernobyl Disaster -The City of Chernobyl is evacuated six days after the Chernobyl disaster|disaster

1989-Hungary begins Removal of Hungary's border fence|dismantling its border fence -with Austria, which allows a number of East Germany|East Germans to defect.

1994-A bus Poland bus disaster of 1994|crashes -in Gdańsk|Gdańsk, Poland killing 32 people.

1995-During the Croatian War of Independence -Serb forces Zagreb rocket attack|fire cluster bombs at Zagreb, killing seven and wounding over 175 civilians.

1998-The European Central Bank -is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy.

1999- Panamanian election, 1999 -Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected List of heads of state of Panama|President of Panama.

2000-President Bill Clinton -announces that accurate Global Positioning System|GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States Armed Forces|United States military.

2004- Yelwa massacre -ended. It began on 4 February 2004 when armed Muslims attacked the Christians of Yelwa killing more than 78 Christians including at least 48 who were worshipping inside a church compound. More than 630 nomad Muslims were killed by Christians in Nigeria.

2008- Cyclone Nargis -makes landfall in Burma killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.

2008- Chaitén (volcano)|Chaitén Volcano -begins erupting in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people.

2011- Osama bin Laden -the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI's most wanted man is Death of Osama bin Laden|killed by the Navy SEALs|United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

2011-An 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak|E. coli outbreak -strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.

2012-A pastel -version of ''The Scream'', by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for $120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for a work of art at auction.

2014- 2014 Badakhshan mudslides|Two mudslides -in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, leave up to 2,500 people missing.

Famous Birthdays


1360- Yongle Emperor -of China (d. 1424)

1451- René II, Duke of Lorraine -(d. 1508)

1458- Eleanor of Viseu -(d. 1525)

1551- William Camden -English historian (d. 1623)

1601- Athanasius Kircher -German priest and scholar (d. 1680)

1660- Alessandro Scarlatti -Italian composer (d. 1725)

1695- Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni -Italian-French decorator and architect (d. 1766)

1702- Friedrich Christoph Oetinger -German theologian (d. 1782)

1707- Jean-Baptiste Barrière -French cellist and composer (d. 1747)

1729- Catherine the Great -Russian wife of Peter III of Russia (d. 1796)

1737- William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne -Irish politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)

1740- Elias Boudinot -American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1821)

1750- John André -English soldier and spy (d. 1780)

1752- Ludwig August Lebrun -German oboe player and composer (d. 1790)

1754- Vicente Martín y Soler -Spanish composer (d. 1806)

1772- Novalis -German author and poet (d. 1801)

1773- Henrik Steffens -Norwegian philosopher and poet (d. 1845)

1797- Abraham Pineo Gesner -Canadian physician and geologist (d. 1864)

1802- Heinrich Gustav Magnus -German chemist and physicist (d. 1870)

1806- Catherine Labouré -French saint (d. 1876)

1808- Emma Darwin -English wife of Charles Darwin (d. 1896)

1810- Hans Christian Lumbye -Danish composer (d. 1874)

1815- William Buell Richards -Canadian judge, 1st Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1889)

1828- Désiré Charnay -French archaeologist (d. 1915)

1843- Elijah McCoy -Canadian-American engineer (d. 1929)

1859- Jerome K. Jerome -English author (d. 1927)

1860- John Scott Haldane -Scottish physiologist (d. 1936)

1860- Theodor Herzl -Austrian journalist and author (d. 1904)

1865- Clyde Fitch -American playwright (d. 1909)

1867- Giuseppe Morello -Italian-American mob boss (d. 1930)

1873- Jurgis Baltrušaitis -Lithuanian poet (d. 1944)

1879- James F. Byrnes -American politician, 49th United States Secretary of State (d. 1972)

1880- Bill Horr -American athlete (d. 1955)

1885- Hedda Hopper -American actress and columnist (d. 1966)

1886- Gottfried Benn -German author and poet (d. 1956)

1887- Vernon and Irene Castle|Vernon Castle -English-American dancer (d. 1918)

1887- Eddie Collins -American baseball player and manager (d. 1951)

1889- Ki Hajar Dewantara -Indonesian educator (d. 1959)

1890- E. E. Smith -American author (d. 1965)

1892- Manfred von Richthofen -German captain and pilot (d. 1918)

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

1895- Lorenz Hart -American playwright and composer (d. 1943)

1896- Helen of Greece and Denmark -(d. 1982)

1897- John Frederick Coots -American songwriter (d. 1985)

1898- Henry Hall (bandleader)|Henry Hall -English bandleader, composer, and actor (d. 1989)

1902- Arturo Licata -Italian super-centenarian (d. 2014)

1903- Benjamin Spock -American rower, pediatrician, and author (d. 1998)

1904- Bill Brandt -German-English photographer and journalist (d. 1983)

1906- Philippe Halsman -Latvian-American photographer (d. 1979)

1906- Aileen Riggin -American swimmer (d. 2002)

1907- Pinky Lee -American comedian and television host (d. 1993)

1910- Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. -American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1943)

1912- Axel Springer -German journalist and publisher, founded Axel Springer AG (d. 1985)

1913- Nigel Patrick -English actor and director (d. 1981)

1915- Doris Fisher (singer)|Doris Fisher -American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

1915- Peggy Mount -English actress (d. 2001)

1917- Albert Castelyns -Belgian water polo player and bobsledder

1917- Văn Tiến Dũng -Vietnamese general and politician, 6th Minister of Defence (Vietnam)|Minister of Defence for Vietnam (d. 2002)

1920- Jean-Marie Auberson -Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 2004)

1920- Otto Buchsbaum -Austrian-Brazilian activist (d. 2000)

1920- Vasantrao Deshpande -Indian singer and sitar player (d. 1983)

1920- Guinn Smith -American pole vaulter (d. 2004)

1921- Satyajit Ray -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)

1922- Serge Reggiani -Italian-French actor and singer (d. 2004)

1922- A. M. Rosenthal -Canadian journalist (d. 2006)

1923- Patrick Hillery -Irish politician, 6th President of Ireland (d. 2008)

1924- Jamal Abro -Pakistani author (d. 2004)

1924- Theodore Bikel -Austrian-American actor and singer

1924- Hugh Cortazzi -English businessman and diplomat, List of Ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Japan|British Ambassador to Japan

1925- Roscoe Lee Browne -American actor and director (d. 2007)

1925- John Neville (actor)|John Neville -English-Canadian actor (d. 2011)

1926- Gérard D. Levesque -Canadian politician (d. 1993)

1927- Ray Barrett -Australian actor (d. 2009)

1928- Hans Trass -Estonian ecologist and botanist

1928- Jigme Dorji Wangchuck -Bhutanese king (d. 1972)

1929- Édouard Balladur -French economist and politician, Prime Minister of France

1929- James Dillion -American discus thrower (d. 2010)

1929- Link Wray -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

1930- Yoram Kaniuk -Israeli painter and critic (d. 2013)

1930- Marco Pannella -Italian journalist and politician

1931- Phil Bruns -American actor (d. 2012)

1931- Martha Grimes -American author

1932- Maury Allen -American journalist (d. 2010)

1933- Harry Woolf, Baron Woolf -English lawyer and judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

1935- Lance LeGault -American actor (d. 2012)

1935- Faisal II of Iraq -(d. 1958)

1935- Luis Suárez Miramontes -Spanish footballer and manager

1936- Norma Aleandro -Argentinian actress, director, and screenwriter

1936- Engelbert Humperdinck (singer)|Engelbert Humperdinck -Indian-English singer

1936- Michael Rabin (violinist)|Michael Rabin -American violinist (d. 1972)

1937- Lorenzo Music -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1938- Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho -(d. 1996)

1939- Sumio Iijima -Japanese physicist

1940- Jo Ann Pflug -American actress

1941- Tony Adamowicz -American race car driver

1941- Bruce Cameron (bishop)|Bruce Cameron -Scottish bishop

1941- Clay Carroll -American baseball player

1941- Connie Crothers -American pianist

1942- Jacques Rogge -Belgian businessman

1944- Robert G. W. Anderson -English chemist and curator

1944- Bob Henrit -English drummer (Argent (band)|Argent, The Roulettes, The Kinks, and Unit 4 + 2)

1945- Gene Deckerhoff -American sportscaster

1945- Judge Dread -English singer-songwriter (d. 1998)

1945- Bianca Jagger -Nicaraguan-English model, actress, and activist

1945- Goldy McJohn -Canadian keyboard player (Steppenwolf (band)|Steppenwolf, The Mynah Birds, and The Sparrows (band)|The Sparrows)

1946- Peter L. Benson -American psychologist (d. 2011)

1946- Lesley Gore -American singer

1946- David Suchet -English actor and producer

1946- Indrek Tart -Estonian sociologist and poet

1947- James Dyson -English businessman, founded the Dyson (company)|Dyson Company

1947- Lynda Myles -English screenwriter and producer

1948- Larry Gatlin -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Imperials)

1949- Alan Titchmarsh -English gardener and author

1950- Simon Gaskell -English chemist and academic

1950- Duncan Gay -Australian politician

1950- Lou Gramm -American singer-songwriter (Foreigner (band)|Foreigner and Shadow King (band)|Shadow King)

1950- Richard Ground -English judge (d. 2014)

1951- John Glascock -English singer and bass player (Jethro Tull (band)|Jethro Tull, Carmen (rock band)|Carmen, The Gods (band)|The Gods, and Chicken Shack) (d. 1979)

1952- Christine Baranski -American actress

1952- Mari Natsuki -Japanese actress, singer, and dancer

1952- Isla St Clair -Scottish singer and actress

1953- Valery Gergiev -Russian conductor and director

1954- Elliot Goldenthal -American composer

1954- Dawn Primarolo -English politician

1954- Stephen Venables -English mountaineer

1955- Donatella Versace -Italian fashion designer

1956- Yasushi Akimoto -Japanese songwriter and producer

1956- Régis Labeaume -Canadian politician, 41st List of mayors of Quebec City|Mayor of Quebec City

1958- Stanislav Levý -Czech footballer and manager

1958- David O'Leary -Irish footballer and manager

1959- Alan Best (filmmaker)|Alan Best -Canadian animator, director, and producer

1959- Russ Grimm -American football player and coach

1959- Tony Wakeford -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sol Invictus (band)|Sol Invictus, Death in June, Crisis (band)|Crisis, and Above the Ruins)

1960- Stephen Daldry -English director and producer

1961- Steve James (snooker player)|Steve James -English snooker player

1961- Sophie Thibault -Canadian journalist

1961- Phil Vickery (chef)|Phil Vickery -English chef and author

1962- Elizabeth Berridge (actress)|Elizabeth Berridge -American actress

1962- Big Boss Man (wrestler)|Big Boss Man -American wrestler (d. 2004)

1962- Mitzi Kapture -American actress

1962- Taťána Kocembová -Czech runner

1962- David Volz -American pole vaulter

1962- Jimmy White -English snooker player

1965- Félix José -Dominican-American baseball player

1966- Uwe Freiler -German footballer

1966- Margus Kolga -Estonian diplomat

1966- Belinda Stronach -Canadian politician

1967- Bengt Åkerblom -Swedish ice hockey player (d. 1995)

1967- Mika Brzezinski -American journalist

1968- Jeff Agoos -Swiss-American soccer player, manager, and sportscaster

1968- Hikaru Midorikawa -Japanese voice actor

1968- Ziana Zain -Malaysian singer-songwriter and actress

1969- Brian Lara -Trinidadian cricketer

1970- Marco Walker -Swiss footballer and coach

1971- Musashimaru Kōyō -Samoan-American sumo wrestler, the 67th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna

1971- Fatima Yusuf-Olukoju -Nigerian sprinter

1972- Paul Adcock -English footballer

1972- Pandora Boxx -American drag queen performer

1972- Ahti Heinla -Estonian programmer and businessman

1972- Dwayne Johnson -American wrestler, actor, and producer

1973- Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck -German director and screenwriter

1974- Matt Berry -English actor and singer

1974- Horacio Carbonari -Argentinian footballer and manager

1974- Garðar Thór Cortes -Icelandic tenor and actor

1974- Andy Johnson (Welsh footballer)|Andy Johnson -English-Welsh footballer

1974- Janek Meet -Estonian footballer

1975- David Beckham -English footballer, coach, and model

1975- Eva Santolaria -Spanish actress

1976- Jeff Gutt -American singer-songwriter (Dry Cell (band)|Dry Cell)

1977- Brian Cardinal -American basketball player

1977- Jan Fitschen -German runner

1977- Luke Hudson -American baseball player

1977- Fredrik Malm -Swedish politician

1977- Jenna von Oÿ -American actress and singer

1978- Intars Busulis -Latvian singer

1978- Melvin Ely -American basketball player

1978- Mike Weaver (ice hockey)|Mike Weaver -Canadian ice hockey player

1979- Jason Chimera -Canadian ice hockey player

1979- Ioannis Kanotidis -Greek footballer

1979- Roman Lyashenko -Russian ice hockey player (d. 2003)

1980- Tim Borowski -German footballer

1980- Pierre-Luc Gagnon -Canadian skateboarder

1980- Zat Knight -English footballer

1980- Artūras Masiulis -Lithuanian basketball player

1980- Troy Murphy -American basketball player

1980- Lassaâd Ouertani -Tunisian footballer (d. 2013)

1980- Brad Richards -Canadian ice hockey player

1981- Robert Buckley -American actor

1981- Chris Kirkland -English footballer

1981- Tiago Mendes -Portuguese footballer

1981- Matt Murray -English footballer

1981- Rina Satō -Japanese voice actress

1982- Lorie (singer)|Lorie -French singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1982- Timothy Benjamin -Welsh sprinter

1982- Johan Botha (cricketer)|Johan Botha -South African cricketer

1983- Alessandro Diamanti -Italian footballer

1983- Maynor Figueroa -Honduran footballer

1983- Tina Maze -Slovenian skier

1983- Christa Rigozzi -Swiss model, Miss Switzerland|Miss Switzerland 2006

1983- Daniel Sordo -Spanish race car driver

1983- Ove Vanebo -Norwegian politician

1984- Saulius Mikoliūnas -Lithuanian footballer

1984- Thabo Sefolosha -Swiss basketball player

1985- Lily Allen -English singer-songwriter and actress

1985- Kyle Busch -American race car driver

1985- Ashley Harkleroad -American tennis player

1985- Sarah Hughes -American figure skater

1985- David Nugent -English footballer

1985- Jarrod Saltalamacchia -American baseball player

1986- Emily Hart -American actress

1986- James Kirk (actor)|James Kirk -Canadian actor

1986- Zac Purchase -English rower

1987- Nana Kitade -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress (The Teenage Kissers)

1987- Pat McAfee -American football player

1987- Kris Russell -Canadian ice hockey player

1988- Neftalí Feliz -Dominican baseball player

1988- Stephen Henderson (footballer born 1988)|Stephen Henderson -Irish footballer

1988- Artur Noga -Polish hurdler

1988- Lara Veronin -American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter (Nan Quan Mama)

1989- Jeanette Pohlen -American basketball player

1990- Paul George (basketball)|Paul George -American basketball player

1990- Kay Panabaker -American actress

1991- Laurie Duncan -English actor

1991- Jeong Jinwoon -South Korean actor and singer (2AM)

1992- María Teresa Torró Flor -Spanish tennis player

1993- Huang Zitao|Tao -Chinese Rapper in South Korean Boyband(Exo (band))

1994- Josh Bolt -English actor

1997- Perla Haney-Jardine -Brazilian-American actress

1997- Bambam (singer)|Bambam -South Korean dancer, rapper and singer (Got7)

History of Deaths


373- Athanasius of Alexandria -Egyptian bishop and saint (b. 298)

1219- Leo I, King of Armenia -(b. 1150)

1230- William de Braose (died 1230)|William de Braose -English son of Reginald de Braose (b. 1197)

1300- Blanche of Artois -(b. 1248)

1450- William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk -English admiral (b. 1396)

1519- Leonardo da Vinci -Italian painter, sculptor, and architect (b. 1452)

1564- Rodolfo Pio da Carpi -Italian cardinal (b. 1500)

1627- Lodovico Grossi da Viadana -Italian composer and educator (b. 1560)

1667- George Wither -English poet (b. 1588)

1683- Stjepan Gradić -Croatian philosopher and scientist (b. 1613)

1711- Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester -English politician, First Lord of the Treasury (b. 1641)

1802- Herman Willem Daendels -Dutch general and politician, List of colonial governors of the Dutch Gold Coast|Governor-General of the Dutch Gold Coast (b. 1762)

1810- Henry Jerome de Salis -English clergyman (b. 1740)

1819- Mary Moser -English painter (b. 1744)

1857- Alfred de Musset -French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1810)

1864- Giacomo Meyerbeer -German composer (b. 1791)

1880- Eberhard Anheuser -German-American businessman, co-founded Anheuser-Busch (b. 1805)

1880- Tom Wills -Australian cricketer, co-created Australian rules football (b. 1835)

1885- Terézia Zakoucs -Hungarian-Slovene author (b. 1817)

1918- Jüri Vilms -Estonian politician (b. 1889)

1927- Ernest Starling -English physiologist and academic (b. 1866)

1929- Charalambos Tseroulis -Greek general (b. 1879)

1941- Penelope Delta -Greek author (b. 1874)

1945- Martin Bormann -German politician (b. 1900)

1945- Joe Corbett -American baseball player and journalist (b. 1875)

1945- Ludwig Stumpfegger -German physician (b. 1910)

1947- Dorothea Binz -German SS officer (b. 1920)

1953- Wallace Bryant (archer)|Wallace Bryant -American archer (b. 1863)

1957- Joseph McCarthy -American politician (b. 1908)

1960- Caryl Chessman -American criminal (b. 1921)

1964- Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor -American-English politician (b. 1879)

1968- Harri Moora -Estonian archeologist (b. 1900)

1969- Franz von Papen -German general and politician, Chancellor of Germany (German Reich)|Chancellor of Germany (b. 1879)

1972- J. Edgar Hoover -American 1st director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (b. 1895)

1974- James O. Richardson -American admiral (b. 1878)

1979- Giulio Natta -Italian chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

1980- Clarrie Grimmett -New Zealand-Australian cricketer (b. 1891)

1980- George Pal -Hungarian-American animator and producer (b. 1908)

1983- Norm Van Brocklin -American football player and coach (b. 1926)

1984- Jack Barry (game show host)|Jack Barry -American game show host and producer, co-founded Barry & Enright Productions (b. 1918)

1984- Bob Clampett -American animator, director, and producer (b. 1913)

1985- Attilio Bettega -Italian race car driver (b. 1951)

1985- Larry Clinton -American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1909)

1986- Sergio Cresto -American race car driver (b. 1956)

1986- Henri Toivonen -Finnish race car driver (b. 1956)

1989- Veniamin Kaverin -Russian author (b. 1902)

1989- Giuseppe Siri -Italian cardinal (b. 1906)

1990- David Rappaport -English-American actor (b. 1951)

1991- Ronald McKie -Australian author (b. 1909)

1992- Wilbur Mills -American politician (b. 1909)

1994- Dorothy Marie Donnelly -American poet (b. 1903)

1995- Michael Hordern -English actor (b. 1911)

1997- John Eccles (neurophysiologist)|John Eccles -Australian neurophysiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

1997- Paulo Freire -Brazilian philosopher and educator (b. 1921)

1998- hide (musician)|hide -Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (X Japan and Zilch (band)|Zilch) (b. 1964)

1998- Justin Fashanu -English footballer (b. 1961)

1998- Kevin Lloyd -English actor (b. 1949)

1998- Gene Raymond -American actor and singer (b. 1908)

1999- Augie Blunt -American actor (b. 1929)

1999- Douglas Harkness -Canadian colonel and politician (b. 1903)

1999- Oliver Reed -English actor (b. 1938)

2001- Gina Mastrogiacomo -American actress (b. 1961)

2001- Ted Rogers (comedian)|Ted Rogers -English comedian and actor (b. 1935)

2002- W. T. Tutte -English-Canadian mathematician and academic (b. 1917)

2005- Wee Kim Wee -Singaporean politician, 4th President of Singapore (b. 1915)

2006- Louis Rukeyser -American journalist (b. 1933)

2007- Brad McGann -New Zealand director and screenwriter (b. 1964)

2008- Beverlee McKinsey -American actress (b. 1940)

2008- Izold Pustõlnik -Estonian astronomer (b. 1938)

2009- Kiyoshiro Imawano -Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (RC Succession) (b. 1951)

2009- Jack Kemp -American football player and politician (b. 1935)

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

2010- Moshe Hirsch -Israeli rabbi (b. 1923)

2010- Lynn Redgrave -English-American actress (b. 1943)

2011- Osama bin Laden -Saudi Arabian terrorist, founded Al-Qaeda (b. 1957)

2012- Fernando Lopes (filmmaker)|Fernando Lopes -Portuguese director and screenwriter (b. 1935)

2012- Tufan Miñnullin -Russian playwright and politician (b. 1936)

2012- Junior Seau -American football player (b. 1969)

2012- Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih -Indonesian physician (b. 1955)

2012- J. T. Ready -American soldier (b. 1973)

2012- Akira Tonomura -Japanese physicist (b. 1942)

2013- Ernie Field -English boxer (b. 1943)

2013- Jeff Hanneman -American guitarist and songwriter (Slayer) (b. 1964)

2013- Joseph P. McFadden -American bishop (b. 1947)

2013- Dvora Omer -Israeli author (b. 1932)

2013- Jo Pitt -Scottish horse rider (b. 1979)

2013- Sarabjit Singh -Indian spy (b. 1963)

2013- Ivan Turina -Croatian footballer (b. 1980)

2013- Charles Banks Wilson -American painter (b. 1918)

2014- Chelokee -American race horse (b. 2004)

2014- Tomás Balduino -Brazilian bishop (b. 1922)

2014- Jessica Cleaves -American singer (The Friends of Distinction and Earth, Wind & Fire) (b. 1948)

2014- Mohammad-Reza Lotfi -Iranian setar player (b. 1947)

2014- Žarko Petan -Slovenian director, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

2014- Nigel Stepney -English mechanic (b. 1958)

2014- Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. -American actor (b. 1918)