This Day in History

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

Events History


363-The Roman emperor -Julian (emperor)|Julian defeats the Sassanid Empire|Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon (363)|Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sassanid Capital city|capital, but is unable to take the city.

1108- Battle of Uclés (1108)|Battle of Uclés -Almoravid dynasty|Almoravid troops under the command of Tamim ibn Yusuf defeat a Kingdom of Castile|Castile and Kingdom of León|León alliance under the command of Prince Sancho Alfónsez.

1176- Battle of Legnano -The Lombard League defeats Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor|Emperor Frederick I.

1328- Philip VI of France|Philip VI -is crowned List of French monarchs|King of France.

1414- Council of Constance -

1453- Fall of Constantinople -Ottoman Empire|Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror|Mehmed II Fatih captures Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.

1660- Restoration (England)|English Restoration -Charles II of England|Charles II is restored to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland.

1677- Treaty of 1677|Treaty of Middle Plantation -establishes peace between the Virginia Settler|colonists and the local Native Americans in the United States|Natives.

1727- Peter II of Russia|Peter II -becomes Tsar|Czar of Russia.

1733-The right of Canada|Canadians -to keep First Nations|Indian slavery|slaves is upheld at Quebec City.

1780- American Revolutionary War -At the Battle of Waxhaws, the Kingdom of Great Britain|British continue attacking after the Continentals lay down their arms, killing 113 and critically wounding all but 53 that remained.

1790- Rhode Island -becomes the last of the original United States' Thirteen Colonies|colonies to ratify the United States Constitution|Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.

1798- Irish Rebellion of 1798|United Irishmen Rebellion -Between 300 and 500 Society of United Irishmen|United Irishmen Gibbet Rath massacre|are massacred by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.

1848- Wisconsin -is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.

1852- Jenny Lind -leaves New York after her Jenny Lind tour of America, 1850–52|two-year American tour.

1861-The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce -is founded, in Hong Kong.

1864- Emperor of Mexico|Emperor -Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.

1867-The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 -("the Compromise") is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austria-Hungary|Austro-Hungarian Empire.

1868-The assassination of Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia|Michael Obrenovich III -Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.

1886-The pharmacist -John Pemberton places his first advertising|advertisement for Coca-Cola, which appeared in ''The Atlanta Journal-Constitution|The Atlanta Journal''.

1900- N'Djamena -is founded as Fort-Lamy by the France|French commander Émile Gentil.

1903-In the May Overthrow|May coup d'état -Alexander I of Serbia|Alexander I, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are Assassination|assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Serbia)|Black Hand (''Crna Ruka'') organization.

1913- Igor Stravinsky -s ballet score ''The Rite of Spring'' receives its premiere performance in Paris, France, provoking a riot.

1914-The Ocean liner -{{RMS|Empress of Ireland}} sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with the loss of 1,024 lives.

1918- Armenia -defeats the Military of the Ottoman Empire|Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarabad.

1919- Albert Einstein -s theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin.

1919-The Republic of Prekmurje -is founded.

1931- Michele Schirru -a citizen of the United States, is executed by Italian military firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini.

1932- World War I -veterans begin to assemble in Washington, D.C., in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.

1935-First flight of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 -fighter aeroplane.

1939-The Albania -Fascism|fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.

1940-The first flight of the Vought F4U Corsair -

1942- Bing Crosby -the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin's White Christmas (song)|"White Christmas", the best-selling Christmas single in history.

1945-First combat -mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.

1948-Creation of the United Nations -peacekeeping force the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization.

1950-The '' St. Roch (ship)|St. Roch -', the first ship to Circumnavigation|circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax (former city)|Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

1953- Edmund Hillary -and Sherpa people|Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.

1954-First of the annual Bilderberg Group|Bilderberg conferences -

1964-The Arab League -meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

1969- General strike -in Córdoba, Argentina, leading to the ''Cordobazo'' civil unrest.

1973- Tom Bradley (American politician)|Tom Bradley -is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles|Los Angeles, California.

1982- Pope John Paul II -becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.

1982- Falklands War -United Kingdom|British forces defeat the Argentina|Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.

1985- Heysel Stadium disaster -Thirty-nine association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses.

1985- Amputation|Amputee -Steve Fonyo completes Canada|cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.

1988-The President of the United States|U.S. President -Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

1989-Signing of an agreement between Egypt -and the United States, allowing the manufacture of parts of the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon|F-16 jet fighter plane in Egypt.

1990-The Congress of People's Deputies of Russia|Russian parliament -elects Boris Yeltsin as president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.

1993-The Miss Sarajevo -beauty pageant is held in war torn Sarajevo drawing global attention to the plight of its citizens.

1999- Olusegun Obasanjo -takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.

1999- Space Shuttle Discovery -completes the first docking with the International Space Station.

2001-The Supreme Court of the United States|U.S. Supreme Court -rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.

2004-The National World War II Memorial -is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

2008-A 2008 Iceland earthquake|strong earthquake -measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale strikes Iceland near the town of Selfoss (town)|Selfoss, injuring 30 people.

2012-A 5.8-magnitude 2012 Emilia earthquakes#29 May earthquake|earthquake -hits northern Italy near Bologna, killing at least 24 people.

2014- Ignatius Aphrem II -is enthroned as the Syriac Orthodox Church|Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch.

Famous Birthdays


1594- Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim -Bavarian field marshal (d. 1632)

1627- Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier -(d. 1693)

1630- Charles II of England -(d. 1685)

1675- Humphry Ditton -English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1715)

1716- Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton -French zoologist and mineralogist (d. 1800)

1722- James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster -Irish soldier and politician (d. 1773)

1730- Jackson of Exeter -English organist and composer (d. 1803)

1736- Patrick Henry -American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Virginia (d. 1799)

1773- Princess Sophia of Gloucester -(d. 1844)

1780- Henri Braconnot -French chemist and pharmacist (d. 1855)

1794- Johann Heinrich von Mädler -German astronomer (d. 1874)

1823- John H. Balsley -American carpenter and inventor (d. 1895)

1860- Isaac Albéniz -Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1909)

1873- Rudolf Tobias -Estonian organist and composer (d. 1918)

1874- G. K. Chesterton -English journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1936)

1880- Oswald Spengler -German historian and philosopher (d. 1936)

1892- Alfonsina Storni -Swiss-Argentinian poet (d. 1938)

1893- Max Brand -American author (d. 1944)

1894- Beatrice Lillie -Canadian actress (d. 1989)

1894- Josef von Sternberg -Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1969)

1897- Erich Wolfgang Korngold -Czech-American composer (d. 1957)

1899- Douglas Abbott -Canadian politician, 10th Minister of National Defence (Canada)|Minister of Defence for Canada (d. 1987)

1903- Bob Hope -English-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2003)

1905- Sebastian Shaw (actor)|Sebastian Shaw -English actor, director, and playwright (d. 1994)

1906- T. H. White -Indian-English author (d. 1964)

1907- Hartland Molson -Canadian captain and politician (d. 2002)

1908- Diana Morgan (screenwriter)|Diana Morgan -Welsh-English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1996)

1910- Ralph Metcalfe -American sprinter (d. 1978)

1911- Armida (actress)|Armida -Mexican-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1989)

1913- Tony Zale -American boxer (d. 1997)

1914- Stacy Keach, Sr. -American actor (d. 2003)

1914- Tenzing Norgay -Nepalese mountaineer (d. 1986)

1915- Karl Münchinger -German conductor (d. 1990)

1917- John F. Kennedy -American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)

1917- Marcel Trudel -Canadian historian, educator, and author (d. 2011)

1919- Jacques Genest -Canadian physician and academic

1920- John Harsanyi -Hungarian-American economist, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)

1921- Norman Hetherington -Australian cartoonist and puppeteer (d. 2010)

1921- Clifton James -American actor

1922- Iannis Xenakis -Greek-French composer, engineer, and theorist (d. 2001)

1923- Bernard Clavel -French author (d. 2010)

1923- John Parker, 6th Earl of Morley -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Devon

1924- Lars Bo -Danish author and illustrator (d. 1999)

1924- Miloslav Kříž -Czech basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

1924- Pepper Paire -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1926- Katie Boyle -Italian-English actress and television host

1926- Charles Denner -French actor (d. 1995)

1926- Abdoulaye Wade -Senegalese politician, 3rd List of Presidents of Senegal|President of Senegal

1927- Gordon Berg -American politician (d. 2013)

1927- Jean Coutu (pharmacist)|Jean Coutu -Canadian pharmacist and businessman, founded the Jean Coutu Group

1927- Thanasis Veggos -Greek actor and director (d. 2011)

1929- Harry Frankfurt -American philosopher and academic

1929- Peter Higgs -English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1929- Roberto Vargas -Puerto Rican baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)

1932- Richie Guerin -American basketball player and coach

1932- Paul R. Ehrlich -American biologist and author

1933- Helmuth Rilling -German conductor

1934- Grandma Lee -American comedian

1934- Nanette Newman -English actress and author

1934- Bill Vander Zalm -Canadian politician, 28th Premier of British Columbia

1936- Fred White (sportscaster)|Fred White -American sportscaster (d. 2013)

1937- Hibari Misora -Japanese singer and actress (d. 1989)

1937- Charles W. Pickering -American judge

1937- Irmin Schmidt -German keyboard player and composer (Can (band)|Can)

1937- Alwin Schockemöhle -German horse rider

1938- Christopher Bland -English businessman and politician

1938- Fay Vincent -American lawyer and businessman

1939- Al Unser -American race car driver

1940- Taihō Kōki -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 2013)

1940- Farooq Leghari -Pakistani politician, 8th President of Pakistan (d. 2010)

1941- Doug Scott -English mountaineer

1942- Pierre Bourque (politician)|Pierre Bourque -Canadian politician, 40th Mayor of Montreal

1942- Kevin Conway (actor)|Kevin Conway -American actor

1943- Robert W. Edgar -American politician (d. 2013)

1944- Quentin Davies, Baron Davies of Stamford -English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

1945- Gary Brooker -English singer-songwriter and pianist (Procol Harum and The Paramounts)

1945- Peter Fraser, Baron Fraser of Carmyllie -Scottish politician, Solicitor General for Scotland (d. 2013)

1945- Catherine Lara -French singer-songwriter and violinist

1945- Julian Le Grand -English economist and author

1945- Martin Pipe -English horse trainer

1945- Joyce Tenneson -American photographer

1945- Jean-Pierre Van Rossem -Belgian scholar and author

1946- Fernando Buesa -Spanish politician (d. 2000)

1947- Anthony Geary -American actor

1947- Joey Levine -American singer-songwriter and producer (Ohio Express and The Third Rail (band)|The Third Rail)

1947- Gene Robinson -American bishop

1947- Constantino Romero -Spanish radio host and actor (d. 2013)

1948- Michael Berkeley -English composer and radio host

1948- Linda Esther Gray -Scottish soprano

1948- Keith Gull -English microbiologist and academic

1948- Nick Mancuso -Italian-Canadian actor and producer

1949- Robert Axelrod (actor)|Robert Axelrod -American actor

1949- Andrew Clements -American author and educator

1949- Brian Kidd -English footballer and coach

1949- Francis Rossi -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Status Quo (band)|Status Quo)

1949- Cotter Smith -American actor

1950- Rebbie Jackson -American singer and actress

1951- Peter Chernin -American businessman

1952- Alan Langlands -Scottish academic

1952- Zeituni Onyango -Kenyan-American computer programmer (d. 2014)

1953- Aleksandr Abdulov -Russian actor (d. 2008)

1953- Giles Clarke -English businessman

1953- Danny Elfman -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Oingo Boingo)

1954- Robert Beaser -American composer

1954- Jerry Moran -American lawyer and politician

1955- Frank Baumgartl -German runner (d. 2010)

1955- John Hinckley, Jr. -American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan

1955- David Kirschner -American animator, producer, and author

1955- Gordon Rintoul -Scottish curator

1955- Ken Schrader -American race car driver

1956- Mark Lyall Grant -English diplomat, British Ambassador to the United Nations

1956- La Toya Jackson -American singer-songwriter and actress

1957- Steven Croft (bishop)|Steven Croft -English bishop and theologian

1957- Jeb Hensarling -American lawyer and politician

1957- Ted Levine -American actor

1958- Annette Bening -American actress

1958- Willem Holleeder -Dutch criminal

1958- Karen Maruyama -American actress

1958- Juliano Mer-Khamis -Israeli actor, director, and activist (d. 2011)

1958- Uwe Rapolder -German footballer and coach

1958- Mike Stenhouse -American baseball player and sportscaster

1958- Wayne Duvall -American actor

1959- Rupert Everett -English actor, singer, and producer

1959- Steve Hanley (musician)|Steve Hanley -Irish-English bass player and songwriter (The Fall (band)|The Fall and Tom Hingley and the Lovers)

1959- Adrian Paul -English actor and producer

1960- Thomas Baumer -Swiss economist and academic

1960- Neil Crone -Canadian actor

1960- Mike Freer -English politician

1960- Carol Kirkwood -Scottish journalist

1961- Melissa Etheridge -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist

1961- John Miceli -American drummer (Neverland Express)

1962- Fandi Ahmad -Singaporean footballer, coach, and manager

1962- Eric Davis (baseball)|Eric Davis -American baseball player

1962- Perry Fenwick -English actor

1962- John D. LeMay -American actor

1962- Chloé Sainte-Marie -Canadian actress and singer

1963- Blaze Bayley -English singer-songwriter (Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane (band)|Wolfsbane)

1963- Tracey E. Bregman -German-American actress

1963- Zhu Jianhua -Chinese high jumper

1963- Ukyo Katayama -Japanese race car driver

1963- Claude Loiselle -Canadian ice hockey player and manager

1963- Lisa Whelchel -American actress and singer

1964- Jestoni Alarcon -Filipino actor and politician

1964- Howard Mills III -American politician

1967- Noel Gallagher -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Oasis (band)|Oasis and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)

1967- Mike Keane -Canadian ice hockey player

1967- Steven Levitt -American economist

1967- Iñaki Ochoa de Olza -Spanish mountaineer (d. 2008)

1968- Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll -Scottish politician

1968- Tate George -American basketball player

1968- Jessica Morden -English politician

1969- Chan Kinchla -Canadian guitarist (Blues Traveler)

1970- Roberto Di Matteo -Italian footballer and manager

1971- Éric Lucas -Canadian boxer

1971- Bernd Mayländer -German race car driver

1971- Rob Womack -English shot putter

1972- Közi -Japanese singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Malice Mizer and Eve of Destiny)

1972- Stanislas (singer)|Stanislas -French singer-songwriter (Circus (French band)|Circus)

1972- Bill Curley -American basketball player

1972- Simon Jones (musician)|Simon Jones -English singer and bass player (The Verve, The Shining (band)|The Shining, and Black Submarine)

1973- Anthony Azizi -American actor

1973- Mark Lee (musician)|Mark Lee -American guitarist and songwriter (Third Day)

1973- Alpay Özalan -Turkish footballer

1974- Stephen Larkham -Australian rugby player and coach

1974- Aaron McGruder -American cartoonist

1974- Myf Warhurst -Australian radio and television host

1974- Jenny Willott -English politician

1975- Jason Allison -Canadian ice hockey player

1975- Mel B -English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Spice Girls)

1975- Natarsha Belling -Australian journalist

1975- David Burtka -American actor and chef

1975- Sven Kubis -German footballer

1975- Sarah Millican -English comedian

1975- Daniel Tosh -American comedian and actor

1975- Anthony Wall -English golfer

1976- Caçapa -Brazilian footballer and manager

1976- Jerry Hairston, Jr. -American baseball player

1976- Yūsuke Iseya -Japanese actor

1976- Raef LaFrentz -American basketball player

1976- Yegor Titov -Russian footballer

1977- Massimo Ambrosini -Italian footballer

1977- Marco Cassetti -Italian footballer

1977- Danny Gerard -American actor and singer

1977- António Lebo Lebo -Angolan footballer

1978- Pelle Almqvist -Swedish singer-songwriter and bass player (The Hives)

1978- Sébastien Grosjean -French tennis player

1978- Lorenzo Odone -American Adrenoleukodystrophy patient (d. 2008)

1978- Adam Rickitt -English actor and singer (5th Story)

1979- Arne Friedrich -German footballer

1979- Brian Kendrick -American wrestler

1979- Ahmad Latiff Khamaruddin -Singaporean footballer

1979- John Rheinecker -American baseball player

1980- Ernesto Farías -Argentinian footballer

1981- Andrei Arshavin -Russian footballer

1981- Justin Chon -American actor

1982- Ailyn -Spanish singer (Sirenia (band)|Sirenia)

1982- Ana Beatriz Barros -Brazilian model

1982- Joanne Borgella -American singer and model (d. 2014)

1982- Anita Briem -Icelandic actress

1982- Nataliya Dobrynska -Ukrainian heptathlete

1982- Matt Macri -American baseball player

1982- Kim Tae-kyun -South Korean baseball player

1983- Jean Makoun -Cameroonian footballer

1983- Alberto Medina -Mexican footballer

1984- Carmelo Anthony -American basketball player

1984- Funmi Jimoh -American long jumper

1984- Andreas Schäffer -German footballer

1985- Nathan Horton -Canadian ice hockey player

1986- Hornswoggle -American wrestler

1986- Jaslene Gonzalez -Puerto Rican-American model

1987- Lina Andrijauskaitė -Lithuanian long jumper

1987- Kelvin Maynard -Dutch footballer

1987- Noah Reid -Canadian actor

1987- Rui Sampaio -Portuguese footballer

1987- Alessandra Torresani -American actress

1988- Cheng Fei -Chinese gymnast

1988- Steve Mason (ice hockey)|Steve Mason -Canadian ice hockey player

1989- Riley Keough -American model and actress

1989- Brandon Mychal Smith -American actor, singer, and dancer

1989- Mathew Waters -Australian actor

1990- Ramil Guliyev -Azeri-Turkish sprinter

1991- Kristen Alderson -American actress and singer

1991- Saori Hayami -Japanese voice actress and singer

1991- Tom Ljungman -Swedish actor

1992- Sarah Moundir -Swiss tennis player

1992- Gregg Sulkin -English actor

1993- Jana Čepelová -Slovak tennis player

1993- Grete Šadeiko -Estonian heptathlete

1998- Lucía Gil -Spanish singer and actress

History of Deaths


1259- Christopher I of Denmark -(b. 1219)

1379- Henry II of Castile -(b. 1334)

1405- Philippe de Mézières -French soldier and author (b. 1327)

1425- Hongxi Emperor -of China (b. 1378)

1453- Ulubatlı Hasan -Ottoman commander (b. 1428)

1453- Constantine XI Palaiologos -Byzantine emperor (b. 1404)

1500- Bartolomeu Dias -Portuguese explorer (b. 1451)

1546- David Beaton -Scottish cardinal (b. 1494)

1593- John Penry -Welsh martyr (b. 1559)

1660- Frans van Schooten -Dutch mathematician and academic (b. 1615)

1691- Cornelis Tromp -Dutch admiral (b. 1629)

1790- Israel Putnam -American general (b. 1718)

1796- Carl Fredrik Pechlin -Swedish general and politician (b. 1720)

1814- Joséphine de Beauharnais -French wife of Napoleon (b. 1763)

1829- Humphry Davy -English chemist (b. 1778)

1847- Emmanuel de Grouchy, Marquis de Grouchy -French general (b. 1766)

1866- Winfield Scott -American general and politician (b. 1786)

1873- Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine -(b. 1870)

1892- Bahá'u'lláh -Persian religious leader, founded the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1817)

1896- Gabriel Auguste Daubrée -French geologist (b. 1814)

1903- Bruce Price -American architect, designed the Château Frontenac and American Surety Building (b. 1845)

1910- Mily Balakirev -Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1837)

1911- W. S. Gilbert -English playwright and poet (b. 1836)

1917- Kate Harrington (poet)|Kate Harrington -American poet and educator (b. 1831)

1919- Robert Bacon -American colonel and politician, 39th United States Secretary of State (b. 1860)

1920- Carlos Deltour -French rower (b. 1864)

1935- Josef Suk (composer)|Josef Suk -Czech violinist and composer (b. 1874)

1939- Ursula Ledóchowska -Austrian-Polish nun and saint, founded the Congregation of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus (b. 1865)

1941- Léo-Pol Morin -Canadian pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1892)

1942- John Barrymore -American actor (b. 1882)

1946- Martin Gottfried Weiss -German SS officer (b. 1905)

1948- May Whitty -English-American actress (b. 1865)

1951- Fanny Brice -American singer and actress (b. 1891)

1951- Dimitrios Levidis -Greek-French composer (b. 1885)

1953- Man Mountain Dean -American wrestler (b. 1891)

1958- Juan Ramón Jiménez -Spanish poet and academic, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)

1963- Netta Muskett -British novelist (b. 1887)

1966- Ignace Lepp -Estonian-French priest and psychologist (b. 1909)

1968- Arnold Susi -Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1896)

1970- John Gunther -American journalist and author (b. 1901)

1972- Moe Berg -American baseball player, coach, and spy (b. 1902)

1972- Prithviraj Kapoor -Pakistani-Indian actor (b. 1906)

1972- Stephen Timoshenko -Ukrainian-American engineer (b. 1878)

1973- George Harriman -English businessman (b. 1908)

1973- P. Ramlee -Malaysian actor, director, producer, and composer (b. 1922)

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

1977- Ba Maw -Burmese politician (b. 1893)

1979- Mary Pickford -Canadian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded United Artists (b. 1892)

1979- John H. Wood, Jr. -American lawyer and judge (b. 1916)

1982- Romy Schneider -Austrian-French actress (b. 1938)

1983- Arvīds Pelše -Latvian-Russian historian and politician (b. 1899)

1987- Charan Singh -Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of India (b. 1902)

1988- Salem bin Laden -Saudi Arabian businessman (b. 1946)

1989- John Cipollina -American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Dinosaurs, and Man (band)|Man) (b. 1943)

1989- George C. Homans -American sociologist (b. 1910)

1993- Billy Conn -American boxer (b. 1917)

1994- Erich Honecker -German politician (b. 1912)

1996- Tamara Toumanova -Siberian-American ballerina and actress (b. 1919)

1997- Jeff Buckley -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gods and Monsters (band)|Gods and Monsters) (b. 1966)

1997- George Fenneman -Chinese-American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)

1998- Barry Goldwater -American general and politician (b. 1909)

2003- David Jefferies -English motorcycle racer (b. 1972)

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

2004- Samuel Dash -American politician (b. 1925)

2005- John D'Amico -Canadian ice hockey player and referee (b. 1937)

2005- Hamilton Naki -South African surgeon (b. 1926)

2005- George Rochberg -American composer (b. 1918)

2006- Jacques Bouchard -Canadian businessman (b. 1930)

2006- Steve Mizerak -American Pool (cue sports)|pool player (b. 1944)

2007- Dave Balon -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1938)

2007- Lois Browne-Evans -Bermudian lawyer and politician (b. 1927)

2008- Luc Bourdon -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1987)

2008- Harvey Korman -American actor, singer, and director (b. 1927)

2009- Karine Ruby -French snowboarder (b. 1978)

2010- Dennis Hopper -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1936)

2011- Sergei Bagapsh -Abkhazian politician, 2nd President of Abkhazia (b. 1949)

2011- Bill Clements -American soldier and politician, 42nd Governor of Texas (b. 1917)

2011- Ferenc Mádl -Hungarian politician, 14th List of heads of state of Hungary|President of Hungary (b. 1931)

2012- Dick Beals -American voice actor (b. 1927)

2012- Mark Minkov -Russian composer (b. 1944)

2012- Kaneto Shindo -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)

2012- Jim Unger -English-Canadian illustrator (b. 1937)

2012- Doc Watson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1923)

2013- Richard Ballantine -American-English journalist and author (b. 1940)

2013- Françoise Blanchard -French actress (b. 1954)

2013- Andrew Greeley -American priest, sociologist, and author (b. 1928)

2013- Mulgrew Miller -American pianist and composer (b. 1955)

2013- Henry Morgentaler -Polish-Canadian physician and activist (b. 1923)

2013- Franca Rame -Italian actress and playwright (b. 1928)

2013- Ludwig G. Strauss -German physician and academic (b. 1949)

2013- Wali-ur-Rehman -Pakistani commander (b. 1970)

2014- Karlheinz Böhm -German-Austrian actor (b. 1928)

2014- Walter Jakob Gehring -Swiss biologist and academic (b. 1939)

2014- Peter Glaser -American scientist and engineer (b. 1923)

2014- Miljenko Prohaska -Croatian composer and conductor (b. 1925)

2014- Herman Rattliff -American politician (b. 1926)

2014- William M. Roth -American businessman (b. 1916)