This Day in History

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

Events History


1256-The Augustinians|Augustinian -monasticism|monastic order (religious)|order is constituted at the Monastery of the Holy Saviour|Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull ''Licet ecclesiae catholicae''.

1415-Religious reformers John Wycliffe -and Jan Hus are condemned as Christian heresy|heretics at the Council of Constance.

1471- Wars of the Roses -The Battle of Tewkesbury: Edward IV of England|Edward IV defeats a House of Lancaster|Lancastrian Army and kills Edward of Westminster|Edward, Prince of Wales.

1493- Pope Alexander VI -divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation.

1626- Netherlands|Dutch -explorer Peter Minuit arrives in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island) aboard the ''See Meeuw''.

1675-King Charles II of England -orders the construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

1686-The Municipalities of the Philippines|Municipality -of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.

1776- Rhode Island -becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.

1799- Fourth Anglo-Mysore War -The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is invaded and Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of George Harris, 1st Baron Harris|General George Harris.

1814- Emperor -Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile.

1814-King Ferdinand VII -of Spain signs the Decrete of the 4th of May, returning Spain to Absolute monarchy|absolutism.

1859-The Cornwall Railway -opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.

1869-The Naval Battle of Hakodate Bay -is fought in Japan.

1871-The National Association of Professional Base Ball Players|National Association -the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

1886- Haymarket affair -A bomb is thrown at policemen trying to break up a Labor movement|labor rally in Chicago, Illinois, United States, killing eight and wounding 60. The police fire into the crowd.

1902-8 fishermen lose their lives in Galway Bay -County Galway, Ireland in the Galway Bay drowning tragedy.

1904-The United States -begins construction of the Panama Canal.

1904- Charles Rolls|Charles Stewart Rolls -meets Henry Royce|Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel (Manchester)|Midland Hotel in Manchester, England.

1910-The Royal Canadian Navy -is created.

1912- Italy -occupies the Greece|Greek island of Rhodes.

1919- May Fourth Movement -Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which transferred Republican China|Chinese territory to Japan.

1932-In Atlanta, Georgia -mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.

1942- World War II -The Battle of the Coral Sea begins with an attack by aircraft from the United States aircraft carrier {{USS|Yorktown|CV-5|6}} on Empire of Japan|Japanese naval forces at Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands. The Japanese forces had Invasion of Tulagi (May 1942)|invaded Tulagi the day before.

1945-World War II: Neuengamme concentration camp -near Hamburg is liberated by the British Army.

1945-World War II: German surrender at Lüneburg Heath -the North German Army surrenders to Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein|Bernard Montgomery.

1945-World War II: Denmark -is granted liberation, when Germany was forced to step out of Denmark thus ending 5 years of occupation.

1946-In San Francisco Bay -United States Marine Corps|U.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island (California)|Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot.

1949-The entire Torino F.C.|Torino -football team (except for two players who did not take the trip: Sauro Tomà, due to an injury and Renato Gandolfi, because of coach request) is killed in Superga air disaster|a plane crash at the Superga hill at the edge of Turin, Italy.

1953- Ernest Hemingway -wins the Pulitzer Prize for ''The Old Man and the Sea''.

1959-The 1st Grammy Awards -are held.

1961- American civil rights movement -The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the Southern United States|South.

1970- Vietnam War -Kent State shootings: the Ohio United States National Guard|National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, opens fire killing four unarmed students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the United States' invasion of Cambodia.

1972-The '' Don't Make A Wave Committee -', a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace|Greenpeace Foundation".

1974-An all-female Japanese team reaches the summit of Manaslu -becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak.

1979- Margaret Thatcher -becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1982-Twenty sailors are killed when the United Kingdom|British -Type 42 destroyer {{HMS|Sheffield|D80|6}} is hit by an Argentina|Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.

1988-The PEPCON disaster -rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of space shuttle fuel detonate during a fire.

1989- Iran-Contra Affair -Former White House aide Oliver North is convicted of three crimes and acquitted of nine other charges. The convictions, however, are later overturned on appeal.

1990- Latvia -On the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia|proclaims the renewal of its independence after the Soviet Union|Soviet occupation.

1994- Israel -Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization|PLO leader Yasser Arafat sign a peace accord regarding Palestine|Palestinian autonomy granting self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.

1998-A federal judge in Sacramento, California -gives "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the Capital punishment|death penalty.

2000- Ken Livingstone -becomes the London mayoral election, 2000|first Mayor of London.

2002-An EAS Airlines -BAC One-Eleven|BAC 1-11-500 EAS Airlines Flight 4226|crashes in a suburb of Kano, Nigeria shortly after takeoff, killing 149 people.

2007- Greensburg, Kansas -is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7 mi wide Enhanced Fujita Scale|EF5 tornado—the first-ever tornado to be rated as such with the new Enhanced Fujita Scale.

2014-3 people are killed and 62 injured in a 2014 Nairobi bus bombings|pair of bombings -on buses in Nairobi, Kenya.

Famous Birthdays


1008- Khwaja Abdullah Ansari -Persian mystic and poet (d. 1088)

1008- Henry I of France -(d. 1060)

1649- Chhatrasal -Indian warrior (d. 1731)

1654- Kangxi Emperor -of China (d. 1722)

1655- Bartolomeo Cristofori -Italian instrument maker, invented the piano (d. 1731)

1715- Richard Graves -English minister and author (d. 1804)

1733- Jean-Charles de Borda -French mathematician, physicist, and sailor (d. 1799)

1752- John Brooks (governor)|John Brooks -American soldier and politician, 11th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)

1767- Tyagaraja -Indian composer (d. 1847)

1772- Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus -German publisher (d. 1823)

1796- Horace Mann -American educator and politician (d. 1859)

1796- William H. Prescott -American historian and scholar (d. 1859)

1820- Julia Gardiner Tyler -American wife of John Tyler, 11th First Lady of the United States (d. 1889)

1822- Charles Boucher de Boucherville -Canadian politician, 3rd Premier of Quebec (d. 1915)

1825- Thomas Henry Huxley -English biologist (d. 1895)

1825- Augustus Le Plongeon -English-American photographer (d. 1908)

1826- Frederic Edwin Church -American painter (d. 1900)

1827- John Hanning Speke -English soldier and explorer (d. 1864)

1852- Alice Liddell -English model (d. 1934)

1856- Pablo de Escandón -Mexican polo player (d. 1929)

1864- Marie Booth -English daughter of William Booth|William and Catherine Booth (d. 1937)

1870- Alexandre Benois -Russian painter and critic (d. 1960)

1873- Joe De Grasse -Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1940)

1881- Alexander Kerensky -Russian politician, 10th Prime Minister of Russia (d. 1970)

1889- Francis Spellman -American cardinal (d. 1967)

1890- Franklin Carmichael -Canadian painter (d. 1945)

1902- Cola Debrot -Dutch physician, lawyer, and politician (d. 1981)

1903- Luther Adler -American actor (d. 1984)

1907- Lincoln Kirstein -American playwright (d. 1996)

1907- Walter Walsh -American target shooter and FBI agent (d. 2014)

1908- Wolrad Eberle -German decathlete (d. 1949)

1911- Evald Seepere -Estonian boxer (d. 1990)

1913- John Broome (writer)|John Broome -American author (d. 1999)

1913- Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark -(d. 2007)

1914- Maedayama Eigorō -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 39th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1971)

1916- Jane Jacobs -American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist (d. 2006)

1916- Richard Proenneke -American meteorologist (d. 2003)

1917- Edward T. Cone -American pianist and composer (d. 2004)

1918- Tom Mead -Australian journalist and politician (d. 2004)

1918- Kakuei Tanaka -Japanese politician, 64th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1993)

1919- Dory Funk -American wrestler (d. 1973)

1919- Basil Yamey -South African-English economist and academic

1921- Edo Murtić -Croatian painter (d. 2005)

1921- John van Kesteren -Dutch-American tenor (d. 2008)

1922- Paul-Émile Charbonneau -Canadian archbishop

1923- Stanley Biber -American physician (d. 2006)

1923- Ed Cassidy -American drummer (Spirit (band)|Spirit and Rising Sons) (d. 2012)

1923- Godfrey Quigley -Israeli-Irish actor (d. 1994)

1923- Assi Rahbani -Lebanese composer and producer (d. 1986)

1923- Eric Sykes -English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1923- John Toner -American football player and coach (d. 2014)

1925- Maurice R. Greenberg -American businessman

1926- David Stoddart, Baron Stoddart of Swindon -English politician

1927- Terry Scott -English actor (d. 1994)

1928- Maynard Ferguson -Canadian trumpet player and bandleader (Big Bop Nouveau) (d. 2006)

1928- Thomas Kinsella -Irish poet and publisher

1928- Hosni Mubarak -Egyptian air marshal and politician, 4th President of Egypt

1928- Betsy Rawls -American golfer

1928- Wolfgang von Trips -German race car driver (d. 1961)

1929- Ronald Golias -Brazilian actor (d. 2005)

1929- Audrey Hepburn -Belgian-English actress and singer (d. 1993)

1929- Sydney Lamb -American linguist and academic

1930- Katherine Jackson -American mother of the Jackson family

1930- Roberta Peters -American soprano

1931- Jan Pesman -Dutch skater (d. 2014)

1931- Gennady Rozhdestvensky -Russian conductor

1931- Thomas Stuttaford -English physician, politician, and journalist

1932- Harlon Hill -American football player and coach (d. 2013)

1932- Alexander MacAra -Scottish epidemiologist and academic (d. 2012)

1933- J. Fred Duckett -American journalist (d. 2007)

1934- Tatiana Samoilova -Russian actress (d. 2014)

1935- Mr. Fuji -American wrestler and manager

1936- El Cordobés -Spanish bullfighter

1937- Ron Carter -American bassist (Miles Davis Quintet)

1937- Dick Dale -American guitarist

1937- Marisa Robles -Spanish harp player

1937- Wim Verstappen -Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1938- Tyrone Davis -American singer (d. 2005)

1938- Carlos Monsiváis -Mexican journalist (d. 2010)

1938- Gillian Tindall -English author

1939- Neil Fox (rugby league)|Neil Fox -English rugby player and coach

1939- Paul Gleason -American actor (d. 2006)

1939- Amos Oz -Israeli journalist and author

1939- Leon Rochefort -Canadian ice hockey player

1940- Robin Cook (American novelist)|Robin Cook -American physician and author

1941- George Will -American journalist and author

1942- Nickolas Ashford -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (Ashford & Simpson) (d. 2011)

1943- Georgi Asparuhov -Bulgarian footballer (d. 1971)

1943- Mihail Chemiakin -Russian painter and sculptor

1943- Prasanta Pattanaik -Indian economist

1944- Dave (singer)|Dave -Dutch singer

1944- Peggy Santiglia -American singer-songwriter (The Angels (American group)|The Angels and The Delicates)

1944- Robin Sibson -British mathematician

1944- Russi Taylor -American voice actress

1945- Jan Mulder (footballer)|Jan Mulder -Dutch footballer and journalist

1945- N. Ram -Indian journalist

1946- John Barnard -English car designer

1946- Gary Bauer -American politician

1946- John Watson (racing driver)|John Watson -Irish race car driver

1947- John Bosley (politician)|John Bosley -Canadian politician

1947- Richard Jenkins -American actor

1947- Ronald Sørensen -Dutch politician

1947- Willem van Beusekom -Dutch radio and television host (d. 2006)

1947- Trivimi Velliste -Estonian politician, 17th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs

1948- Alison Britton -English sculptor

1948- Hurley Haywood -American race car driver

1948- George Tupou V -of Tonga (d. 2012)

1949- John Force -American race car driver

1949- Stella Parton -American singer-songwriter and actress

1949- Pekka Päivärinta -Finnish runner

1949- Graham Swift -English author

1950- Darryl Hunt (musician)|Darryl Hunt -English bass player (The Pogues and Plummet Airlines)

1951- Colin Bass -English bass player, songwriter, and producer (Camel (band)|Camel and 3 Mustaphas 3)

1951- Colleen Hanabusa -American politician

1951- Jackie Jackson -American singer-songwriter and dancer (The Jackson 5)

1951- Gérard Jugnot -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1951- Mick Mars -American guitarist and songwriter (Mötley Crüe)

1952- Michael Barrymore -English actor

1952- David Della Rocco -American actor

1953- Oleta Adams -American singer, pianist, and actress

1953- Salman Hashimikov -Kazakh-Russian wrestler

1954- Marilyn Martin -American singer-songwriter

1954- Liz Robertson -English actress and singer

1954- Robert Michael Snyder -American author

1954- Pia Zadora -American actress and singer

1954- Hans van Zeeland -Dutch water polo player

1955- Robert Ellis Orrall -American singer-songwriter and producer

1956- Michael L. Gernhardt -American astronaut and engineer

1956- Charlotte Green -English radio and television host

1956- David Guterson -American journalist and author

1956- Ulrike Meyfarth -German high jumper

1956- Ken Oberkfell -American baseball player and coach

1956- Sharon Jones (singer)|Sharon Jones -American singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings)

1957- Jaak Huimerind -Estonian architect

1957- Kathy Kreiner -Canadian skier

1957- Marijke Vos -Dutch politician

1958- Delbert Fowler -American football player

1958- Keith Haring -American illustrator (d. 1990)

1958- Jane Kennedy (politician)|Jane Kennedy -English politician

1958- Antonis Minou -Greek footballer and manager

1958- Caroline Spelman -English politician

1959- Scott Armstrong (wrestler)|Scott Armstrong -American wrestler and referee

1959- Valdemaras Chomičius -Lithuanian basketball player and coach

1959- Inger Nilsson -Swedish actress

1959- Randy Travis -American singer-songwriter and actor

1959- Bob Tway -American golfer

1960- Paul Bhattacharjee -English actor (d. 2013)

1960- Andrew Denton -Australian television host and producer

1960- Werner Faymann -Austrian politician, 28th Chancellor of Austria

1960- Martyn Moxon -English cricketer

1961- Jay Aston -English singer-songwriter and dancer (Bucks Fizz (band)|Bucks Fizz)

1961- Luis Herrera -Colombian cyclist

1961- Chris Packham -English television host

1963- Vange Leonel -Brazilian singer-songwriter and activist (d. 2014)

1964- Mónica Bardem -Spanish actress

1964- Silvia Costa -Cuban high jumper

1964- Zsuzsa Mathe -Hungarian painter

1964- Igors Miglinieks -Latvian basketball player

1964- Goran Prpić -Croatian tennis player

1964- Rocco Siffredi -Italian porn actor, director, and producer

1966- Jane McGrath -English-Australian activist, co-founded the McGrath Foundation (d. 2008)

1967- Kate Garraway -English journalist

1967- Ana Gasteyer -American actress

1967- Akiko Yajima -Japanese voice actress

1968- Julian Barratt -English comedian and actor

1969- Micah Aivazoff -Canadian ice hockey player

1969- Franz Resch -Austrian footballer and manager

1969- Alicia Webb -American wrestler and manager

1970- Gregg Alexander -American singer-songwriter and producer (New Radicals)

1970- Will Arnett -Canadian-American actor

1970- Sergio Basañez -Mexican actor

1970- Dawn Staley -American basketball player and coach

1970- Paul Wiseman -New Zealand cricketer and coach

1971- Joe Borowski (baseball)|Joe Borowski -American baseball player

1971- Luiz Garcia, Jr. -Brazilian race car driver

1971- Rudresh Mahanthappa -Italian-American saxophonist, composer, and educator

1972- Manny Aybar -Dominican baseball player

1972- Mike Dirnt -American bass player and songwriter (Green Day, The Frustrators, Screeching Weasel, and Foxboro Hot Tubs)

1972- Chris Tomlin -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1973- Matthew Barnaby -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1973- Guillermo Barros Schelotto -Argentinian footballer and coach

1973- John Madden (ice hockey)|John Madden -Canadian ice hockey player

1974- Miguel Cairo -Venezuelan baseball player and coach

1974- Tony McCoy -Irish jockey

1975- Catherine Trudeau -Canadian actress

1976- Ben Grieve -American baseball player

1976- Jason Michaels -American baseball player

1976- Indrek Visnapuu -Estonian basketball player and coach

1977- Nestoras Kommatos -Greek basketball player

1977- Emily Perkins -Canadian actress

1977- Mariano Pernía -Argentinian-Spanish footballer

1977- John Tripp (ice hockey)|John Tripp -Canadian-German ice hockey player

1978- Erin Andrews -American sportscaster and journalist

1978- Brett Burton -Australian football player

1978- Shaenon K. Garrity -American author and illustrator

1978- Daisuke Ono -Japanese voice actor

1978- Vladimíra Uhlířová -Czech tennis player

1979- Lance Bass -American singer, dancer, actor, and producer ('N Sync)

1979- Wes Butters -English radio host

1979- Kristin Harmel -American journalist and author

1979- Marie Poissonnier -French pole vaulter

1979- Lesley Vainikolo -Tongan rugby player

1980- Andrew Raycroft -Canadian ice hockey player

1980- Franziska Weisz -Austrian actress

1981- Dallon Weekes -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Panic! at the Disco)

1981- Eric Djemba-Djemba -Cameroon footballer

1982- Kleopas Giannou -Greek footballer

1982- Hector King -Mexican singer-songwriter

1982- Markus Rogan -Austrian swimmer

1982- Giorgos Tsiaras -Greek basketball player

1983- Trisha (actress)|Trisha -Indian actress

1983- Jesse Moss -Canadian actor

1983- Rubén Olivera -Uruguayan footballer

1983- Derek Roy -Canadian ice hockey player

1983- Robert Zwinkels -Dutch footballer

1984- Brad Maddox -American wrestler and referee

1984- Sarah Meier (figure skater)|Sarah Meier -Swiss figure skater

1984- Montell Owens -American football player

1984- Manjural Islam Rana -Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2007)

1984- Kevin Slowey -American baseball player

1985- Ravi Bopara -English cricketer

1985- Anthony Fedorov -Ukrainian-American singer and actor (7th Heaven (band)|7th Heaven)

1985- Henry Sugut -Kenyan runner

1986- Devan Dubnyk -Canadian ice hockey player

1986- George Hill (basketball)|George Hill -American basketball player

1987- Cesc Fàbregas -Spanish footballer

1987- Jorge Lorenzo -Spanish motorcycle racer

1987- Anjeza Shahini -Albanian singer

1988- Georgios Ioannidis -Greek footballer

1988- Kellie Loder -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1989- Henna Lindholm -Finnish figure skater

1989- Rory McIlroy -Irish golfer

1989- Aris Tatarounis -Greek basketball player

1989- James van Riemsdyk -American ice hockey player

1990- Irina Falconi -American tennis player

1990- Andrea Torres -Filipino model and actress

1992- Courtney Jines -American actress

1992- Rasmus Mägi -Estonian hurdler

1992- Ashley Rickards -American actress

1992- Grace Phipps -American actress

1993- Jānis Bērziņš (basketball)|Jānis Bērziņš -Latvian basketball player

1994- Pauline Ducruet -Monegasque daughter of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco

1994- Alexander Gould -American actor

1996- Tanja Tuomi -Finnish tennis player

2002- Anastasiya Petryk -Ukrainian singer

History of Deaths


1436- Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson -Swedish rebel leader (b. 1390)

1471- Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales -(b. 1453)

1519- Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino -(b. 1492)

1566- Luca Ghini -Italian physician and botanist (b. 1490)

1604- Claudio Merulo -Italian organist and composer (b. 1533)

1615- Adriaan van Roomen -Flemish mathematician (b. 1561)

1626- Arthur Lake (bishop)|Arthur Lake -English bishop (b. 1569)

1677- Isaac Barrow -English mathematician and theologian (b. 1630)

1684- John Nevison -English criminal (b. 1639)

1729- Louis Antoine de Noailles -French cardinal (b. 1651)

1734- James Thornhill -English painter (b. 1675)

1737- Eustace Budgell -English journalist and politician (b. 1686)

1774- Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick -(b. 1714)

1776- Jacques Saly -French sculptor (b. 1717)

1790- Matthew Tilghman -American politician (b. 1718)

1799- Tipu Sultan -of Mysore (b. 1750)

1811- Nikolay Kamensky -Russian general (b. 1776)

1824- Joseph Joubert -French author (b. 1754)

1839- Denis Davydov -Russian general and poet (b. 1784)

1858- Aimé Bonpland -French botanist and explorer (b. 1773)

1859- Joseph Diaz Gergonne -French mathematician (b. 1771)

1880- Edward Clark (governor)|Edward Clark -American politician, 8th Governor of Texas (b. 1815)

1901- John Jones Ross -Canadian politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (b. 1831)

1903- Gotse Delchev -Greek activist (b. 1872)

1916- Edward Daly (Irish revolutionary)|Edward Daly -Irish commandant (b. 1891)

1916- Joseph Plunkett -Irish journalist and general (b. 1887)

1916- Willie Pearse -Irish activist (b. 1891)

1919- Milan Rastislav Štefánik -Slovak general and politician (b. 1880)

1922- Viktor Kingissepp -Estonian politician (b. 1888)

1923- Ralph McKittrick -American golfer and tennis player (b. 1877)

1924- E. Nesbit -English author and poet (b. 1858)

1937- Noel Rosa -Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1910)

1938- Carl von Ossietzky -German journalist and activist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)

1945- Fedor von Bock -German field marshal (b. 1880)

1953- Alexandre Pharamond -French rugby player (b. 1876)

1955- George Enescu -Romanian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1881)

1961- Johannes Hengeveld -Dutch tug of war competitor (b. 1894)

1961- Anita Stewart -American actress and producer (b. 1895)

1964- Karl Robert Pusta -Estonian politician, 4th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (b. 1883)

1969- Osbert Sitwell -English author (b. 1892)

1970- Eugenia Livanos -Greek wife of Stavros Niarchos (b. 1927)

1971- Seamus Elliott -Irish cyclist (b. 1934)

1972- Edward Calvin Kendall -American chemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)

1972- Manny Ziener -German actress (b. 1887)

1973- Jane Bowles -American author and playwright (b. 1917)

1975- Moe Howard -American actor (b. 1897)

1980- Josip Broz Tito -Yugoslav marshal and politician, 1st President of Yugoslavia (b. 1892)

1981- C. Loganathan -Sri Lankan banker (b. 1913)

1984- Diana Dors -English actress (b. 1931)

1985- Clarence Wiseman -English-Canadian 10th Generals of The Salvation Army|General of The Salvation Army (b. 1907)

1987- Paul Butterfield -American singer and harmonica player (b. 1942)

1987- Cathryn Damon -American actress (b. 1930)

1990- Emily Remler -American guitarist (b. 1957)

1991- Mohammed Abdel Wahab -Egyptian singer-songwriter and mandolin player (b. 1907)

1992- Gregor Mackenzie -Scottish politician (b. 1927)

1995- Connie Wisniewski -American baseball player (b. 1922)

2000- Hendrik Casimir -Dutch physicist (b. 1909)

2001- Bonnie Lee Bakley -American murder victim (b. 1956)

2005- David Hackworth -American colonel and journalist (b. 1930)

2008- Kishan Maharaj -Indian tabla player (b. 1923)

2009- Dom DeLuise -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1933)

2010- Ernie Harwell -American sportscaster (b. 1918)

2011- Mary Murphy (actress)|Mary Murphy -American actress (b. 1931)

2012- Haukur Angantýsson -Icelandic chess player (b. 1948)

2012- Angelica Garnett -English painter (b. 1918)

2012- Mort Lindsey -American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1923)

2012- Bob Stewart (television producer)|Bob Stewart -American television producer, founded Stewart Tele Enterprises (b. 1920)

2012- Adam Yauch -American rapper and director (Beastie Boys) (b. 1964)

2012- Rashidi Yekini -Nigerian footballer (b. 1963)

2013- Otis R. Bowen -American physician and politician, 44th Governor of Indiana (b. 1918)

2013- Christian de Duve -English-Belgian cytologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

2013- Javier Diez Canseco -Peruvian sociologist and politician (b. 1948)

2013- Frederic Franklin -English-American ballet dancer and director (b. 1914)

2013- Mario Machado -Chinese-American journalist and actor (b. 1935)

2013- Morgan Morgan-Giles -English admiral and politician (b. 1914)

2013- César Portillo de la Luz -Cuban guitarist and composer (b. 1922)

2014- Dick Ayers -American author and illustrator (b. 1924)

2014- Elena Baltacha -Ukrainian-Scottish tennis player (b. 1983)

2014- Edgar Cortright -American scientist and engineer (b. 1923)

2014- Helga Königsdorf -German physicist and author (b. 1938)

2014- Ross Lonsberry -Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1947)

2014- Jean-Paul Ngoupandé -Central African politician, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1948)

2014- Tatiana Samoilova -Russian actress (b. 1934)