This Day in History

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

Events History

351-The Jewish revolt against Gallus -breaks out. After his arrival at Antioch, the Jews begin a rebellion in Palestine.

558-In Constantinople -the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.

1274-In France -the Second Council of Lyon opens to regulate the election of the Pope.

1429- Joan of Arc -ends the Siege of Orléans, pulling an arrow from her own shoulder and returning, wounded, to lead the final charge. The victory marks a turning point in the Hundred Years' War.

1487-The Siege of Málaga (1487)|Siege of Málaga -commences during the Spanish Reconquista.

1664- Louis XIV of France -inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.

1697- Stockholm -s royal castle (dating back to Middle Ages|medieval times) is destroyed by fire. It is replaced by the current Stockholm Palace|Royal Palace in the eighteenth century.

1718-The city of New Orleans -is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.

1763- Pontiac's War -begins with Pontiac (person)|Pontiac's attempt to seize Fort Detroit from the Kingdom of Great Britain|British.

1794- French Revolution -Maximilien Robespierre|Robespierre introduces the Cult of the Supreme Being in the National Convention as the new state religion of the French First Republic.

1824-World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven -s Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)|Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the composer's supervision.

1832-The independence of Greece -is recognized by the Treaty of London, 1832|Treaty of London. Otto of Greece|Otto of Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria is chosen List of Kings of Greece|King.

1840-The Great Natchez Tornado -strikes Natchez, Mississippi killing 317 people. It is the second deadliest tornado in United States history.

1846-The '' Cambridge Chronicle -', America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts

1847-The American Medical Association -is founded in Philadelphia.

1864- American Civil War -The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards.

1864-The world's oldest surviving clipper -ship, the ''City of Adelaide (1864)|City of Adelaide'' is launched by William Pile (shipbuilder)|William Pile, Hay and Co. in Sunderland, England, for transporting passengers and goods between Britain and Australia.

1895-In Saint Petersburg -Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the Popov lightning detector — a primitive radio receiver. In some parts of the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.

1915- World War I -Germany|German submarine {{SMU|U-20|Germany|2}} sinks Sinking of the RMS Lusitania|RMS ''Lusitania'', killing 1,198 people including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many formerly pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire

1915-Japanese Twenty-one Demands#Japanese ultimatum|21 Demands Ultimatum -to China (Commemorated as National Day of Humiliation)

1920- Kiev Offensive (1920)|Kiev Offensive -Second Polish Republic|Polish troops led by Józef Piłsudski and Edward Rydz-Śmigły and assisted by a symbolic Ukrainian People's Republic|Ukrainian force capture Kiev only to be driven out by the Red Army counter-offensive a month later.

1920- Treaty of Moscow (1920)|Treaty of Moscow -Russian SFSR|Soviet Russia recognizes the independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia only to invade the country six months later.

1920-The Art Gallery of Ontario -in Toronto, opens the first exhibition by the Group of Seven (artists)|Group of Seven.

1937- Spanish Civil War -The German Condor Legion, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco's forces.

1940-The Norway Debate -in the British House of Commons begins, and leads to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill three days later.

1942-During the Battle of the Coral Sea -United States Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attack and sink the Japanese Imperial Navy light aircraft carrier Japanese aircraft carrier Shōhō|Shōhō. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.

1945- World War II -General Alfred Jodl signs German Instrument of Surrender|unconditional surrender terms at Reims, France, ending Germany's participation in the war. The document takes effect the next day.

1946-Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony -is founded with around 20 employees.

1948-The Council of Europe -is founded during the Hague Congress (1948)|Hague Congress.

1952-The concept of the integrated circuit -the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer.

1954- Indochina War -The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends in a French defeat and a Vietnamese victory (the battle began on March 13).

1960- Cold War -U-2 Crisis of 1960

1964- Pacific Air Lines Flight 773 -a Fairchild (aircraft manufacturer)|Fairchild F-27 airliner, crashes near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard; the Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI later reports that a cockpit recorder tape indicates that the pilot and co-pilot had been shot by a suicidal passenger.

1974- West Germany|West German -Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns.

1986-Canadian Patrick Morrow -becomes the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits.

1992- Michigan -ratifies a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution making the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution|27th Amendment law. This amendment bars the Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress from giving itself a mid-term pay raise.

1992-The Space Shuttle -''Space Shuttle Endeavour|Endeavour'' is launched on its first mission, STS-49.

1992-Three employees at a McDonald's -Restaurant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, are Sydney River McDonald's murders|brutally murdered and a fourth permanently disabled after a botched robbery. It is the first "fast-food murder" in Canada.

1994- Edvard Munch|Edvard Munch's -iconic painting ''The Scream'' is recovered undamaged after being stolen from the National Gallery of Norway in February.

1998- Mercedes-Benz -buys Chrysler for $40 billion United States dollar|USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.

1999- Pope John Paul II -travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox Church|Eastern Orthodox country since the East-West Schism|Great Schism in 1054.

1999- Kosovo War -In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three People's Republic of China|Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

1999-In Guinea-Bissau -President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.

2000- Vladimir Putin -is inaugurated as president of Russia.

2002-A China Northern Airlines Flight 6136|China Northern Airlines MD-82 -plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.

2004-American businessman Nick Berg -is decapitation|beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.

2007- Israel -archaeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great south of Jerusalem.

2009-Over 100 New Zealand Police -officers begin a 2009 Napier shootings|40-hour siege of a lone gunman in Napier, New Zealand.

2013-27 people are killed and more than 30 injured, when a tanker truck -crashes and 2013 Ecatepec de Morelos gas tanker explosion|explodes outside Mexico City.

Famous Birthdays

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

1530- Louis, Prince of Condé (1530–1569)|Louis, Prince of Condé -French general (d. 1569)

1605- Patriarch Nikon -Russian patriarch (d. 1681)

1643- Stephanus Van Cortlandt -American politician, 10th Mayor of New York City (d. 1700)

1700- Gerard van Swieten -Dutch-American physician (d. 1772)

1704- Carl Heinrich Graun -German tenor and composer (d. 1759)

1711- David Hume -Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1776)

1724- Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser -French-Austrian general (d. 1797)

1740- Nikolai Arkharov -Russian police officer (d. 1814)

1748- Olympe de Gouges -French playwright (d. 1793)

1763- Józef Poniatowski -Polish general (d. 1813)

1767- Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia -(d. 1820)

1774- William Bainbridge -American commodore (d. 1833)

1787- Jacques Viger (1787–1858)|Jacques Viger -Canadian archaeologist and politician, 1st mayor of Montreal (d. 1858)

1812- Robert Browning -English poet (d. 1889)

1826- Varina Davis -American wife of Jefferson Davis (d. 1906)

1833- Johannes Brahms -German pianist and composer (d. 1897)

1836- Joseph Gurney Cannon -American politician, 40th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1926)

1837- Karl Mauch -German geographer and explorer (d. 1875)

1840- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky -Russian composer and educator (d. 1893)

1847- Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1929)

1857- William A. MacCorkle -American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of West Virginia (d. 1930)

1860- Tom Norman -English businessman (d. 1930)

1861- Rabindranath Tagore -Indian author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

1867- Władysław Reymont -Polish author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1925)

1875- William Hoyt (athlete)|Bill Hoyt -American pole vaulter (d. 1951)

1881- George E. Wiley -American cyclist (d. 1954)

1882- Willem Elsschot -Flemish poet (d. 1960)

1885- George "Gabby" Hayes -American actor and singer (d. 1969)

1889- Viktor Puskar -Estonian colonel (d. 1943)

1891- Harry McShane -Scottish engineer and activist (d. 1988)

1892- Archibald MacLeish -American poet, playwright, and lawyer (d. 1982)

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

1893- Frank J. Selke -Canadian ice hockey coach and manager (d. 1985)

1899- Alfred Gerrard -English sculptor (d. 1998)

1901- Gary Cooper -American actor and singer (d. 1961)

1903- Jimmy Ball -Canadian sprinter (d. 1988)

1904- Kurt Weitzmann -German-American historian (d. 1993)

1906- Eric Krenz -American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1931)

1909- Edwin H. Land -American scientist and inventor, co-founded the Polaroid Corporation (d. 1991)

1911- Ishirō Honda -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)

1912- Pannalal Patel -Indian author (d. 1989)

1913- John Spencer Hardy -American general (d. 2012)

1913- Simon Ramo -American physicist and engineer

1914- Arthur Snelling -English civil servant and diplomat. List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to South Africa|British Ambassador to South Africa (d. 1996)

1916- Huw Wheldon -Welsh-English broadcaster (d. 1986)

1916- W. B. Young -Scottish rugby player (d. 2013)

1917- Domenico Bartolucci -Italian cardinal (d. 2013)

1917- David Tomlinson -English actor and singer (d. 2000)

1919- La Esterella -Flemish singer (d. 2011)

1919- Eva Perón -Argentinian actress, 25th First Lady of Argentina (d. 1952)

1921- Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs -English historian and academic

1921- Gaston Rébuffat -French mountaineer (d. 1985)

1922- Lew Anderson -American actor and singer (d. 2006)

1922- Darren McGavin -American actor and director (d. 2006)

1922- Joe O'Donnell (photojournalist)|Joe O'Donnell -American photographer and journalist (d. 2007)

1923- Anne Baxter -American actress (d. 1985)

1924- Albert Band -French-American director and producer (d. 2002)

1925- Lauri Vaska -Estonian-American chemist and academic

1926- Val Bisoglio -American actor

1927- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala -German-American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1927- Jim Lowe -American singer-songwriter

1928- John Ingle -American actor (d. 2012)

1929- Babe Parilli -American football player and coach

1929- Dick Williams -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2011)

1930- Totie Fields -American actress and author (d. 1978)

1930- John Smith, Baron Kirkhill -English politician

1931- Teresa Brewer -American singer (d. 2007)

1931- Gene Wolfe -American author

1932- Jordi Bonet -Spanish-Canadian painter and sculptor (d. 1979)

1932- Alan Cuthbert -English pharmacologist and academic

1932- Pete Domenici -American politician

1933- Nexhmije Pagarusha -Kosovar singer and actress

1933- Johnny Unitas -American football player and sportscaster (d. 2002)

1935- Avraham Heffner -Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1935- Michael Hopkins (architect)|Michael Hopkins -English architect

1936- Bobby Joe Green -American football player and coach (d. 1993)

1936- Robin Hanbury-Tenison -English explorer and author

1936- Tony O'Reilly -Irish rugby player and businessman

1937- Claude Raymond (baseball)|Claude Raymond -Canadian baseball player and coach

1939- Sidney Altman -Canadian-American biologist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1939- Ruggero Deodato -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter

1939- Ruud Lubbers -Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

1939- Jimmy Ruffin -American singer

1939- Clive Soley, Baron Soley -English politician

1940- Angela Carter -English author and journalist (d. 1992)

1940- Dave Chambers -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1940- Jim Connors -American radio host (d. 1987)

1941- Lawrence Collins, Baron Collins of Mapesbury -English judge

1943- Terry Allen (artist)|Terry Allen -American singer and painter

1943- Harvey Andrews -English singer-songwriter and poet

1943- Peter Carey (novelist)|Peter Carey -Australian author

1944- Eva Norvind -Norwegian-Mexican actress, director, and producer (d. 2006)

1944- Richard O'Sullivan -English actor

1945- Christy Moore -Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Planxty and Moving Hearts)

1945- Robin Strasser -American actress

1946- Thelma Houston -American singer-songwriter and actress (Sisters of Glory)

1946- Marv Hubbard -American football player

1946- Bill Kreutzmann -American drummer (Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, The Dead (band)|The Dead, 7 Walkers, Rhythm Devils, and BK3)

1946- Jerry Nolan -American drummer (The New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers, and The Pleasure Seekers/Cradle) (d. 1992)

1946- Michael Rosen -English author and poet

1946- Brian Turner (chef)|Brian Turner -English chef

1948- Susan Atkins -American murderer (d. 2009)

1949- Kathy Ahern -American golfer (d. 1996)

1949- Marilyn Cole -English model and journalist

1950- Randall "Tex" Cobb -American boxer and actor

1950- Tim Russert -American journalist (d. 2008)

1951- Robert Hegyes -American actor and director (d. 2012)

1951- Bernie Marsden -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, Babe Ruth (band)|Babe Ruth, and The Snakes)

1951- Raia Prokhovnik -Political scientist

1952- Stanley Dickens -Swedish race car driver

1953- Müslüm Gürses -Turkish singer and actor (d. 2013)

1953- Pat McInally -American football player and coach

1953- Ian McKay -English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1982)

1953- Frank Michael -Italian-Belgian singer

1954- Philippe Geluck -Belgian cartoonist

1954- Amy Heckerling -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1955- Florența Crăciunescu -Romanian discus thrower (d. 2008)

1955- Clément Gignac -Canadian politician

1955- Ben Poquette -American basketball player

1955- Peter Reckell -American actor

1955- Axel Zwingenberger -German pianist and songwriter

1956- Jan Peter Balkenende -Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

1956- Anne Dudley -English pianist and composer (Art of Noise)

1956- Nicholas Hytner -English director and producer

1956- Jean Lapierre -Canadian talk show host and politician

1956- Calum MacDonald (politician)|Calum MacDonald -Scottish politician

1957- Hercules (wrestler)|Hercules -American wrestler (d. 2004)

1957- Ned Bellamy -American actor

1958- Mikhail Biryukov (footballer born 1958)|Mikhail Biryukov -Russian footballer and manager

1958- Mark G. Kuzyk -American physicist and academic

1958- Anne Marie Rafferty -English nurse and academic

1959- Michael E. Knight -American actor

1959- Georgiy Kolnootchenko -Belarusian discus thrower

1959- Heiki Valk -Estonian archeologist and academic

1959- Barbara Yung -Hong Kong actress (d. 1985)

1960- Adam Bernstein -American director and screenwriter

1960- Ara Darzi, Baron Darzi of Denham -Iraqi-English surgeon and academic

1960- Almudena Grandes -Spanish author

1961- Hans-Peter Bartels -German politician

1961- Sue Black (forensic anthropologist)|Sue Black -Scottish anthropologist and academic

1961- Phil Campbell (musician)|Phil Campbell -Welsh guitarist and songwriter (Motörhead and Persian Risk)

1961- Ivar Must -Estonian composer and producer

1962- Tony Campbell -American basketball player and coach

1962- Dominik Moll -German-French director and screenwriter

1963- Johnny Lee Middleton -American bass player and songwriter (Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra)

1964- Doug Benson -American comedian and actor

1964- Ronnie Harmon -American football player

1964- Denis Mandarino -Brazilian guitarist, composer, and painter

1964- Leslie O'Neal -American football player

1965- Reuben Davis (American football)|Reuben Davis -American football player

1965- Owen Hart -Canadian-American wrestler (d. 1999)

1965- Norman Whiteside -Irish footballer and manager

1965- Huang Zhihong -Chinese shot putter

1967- Martin Bryant -Australian spree killer

1967- Adam Price (screenwriter)|Adam Price -Danish chef and screenwriter

1967- Joe Rice -American colonel and politician

1968- Traci Lords -American actress, singer, director, and producer

1968- Lisa Raitt -Canadian politician

1968- Florian Schwarthoff -German hurdler

1969- Eagle-Eye Cherry -Swedish singer-songwriter

1969- Jun Falkenstein -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Katerina Maleeva -Bulgarian tennis player

1969- Rick Porras -American director and producer

1970- Kim Su-ro -South Korean actor

1971- Reidar Horghagen -Norwegian drummer (Immortal (band)|Immortal, Hypocrisy (band)|Hypocrisy, and Grimfist (band)|Grimfist)

1971- Dave Karpa -Canadian ice hockey player

1971- Ivan Sergei -American actor

1972- Peter Dubovský -Czech-Slovak footballer (d. 2000)

1972- Jennifer Yuh Nelson -South Korean-American animator

1972- Frank Trigg -American mixed martial artist and wrestler

1973- Kristian Lundin -Swedish songwriter and producer

1973- Paolo Savoldelli -Italian cyclist

1974- Lawrence Johnson (athlete)|Lawrence Johnson -American pole vaulter

1974- Breckin Meyer -American actor and screenwriter

1974- Ian Pearce -English footballer and manager

1975- Nicole Sheridan -American porn actress

1975- Martina Topley-Bird -English singer-songwriter

1975- Jason Tunks -Canadian discus thrower

1976- Calvin Booth -American basketball player

1976- Andrea Lo Cicero -Italian rugby player

1976- Michael P. Murphy -American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient

1977- Lisa Kelly -Irish singer (Celtic Woman)

1978- Stian Arnesen -Norwegian guitarist, drummer, and songwriter (The Kovenant, Dimmu Borgir, and Carpe Tenebrum)

1978- James Carter (athlete)|James Carter -American hurdler

1978- Brian Clevinger -American author

1978- Shawn Marion -American basketball player

1978- Stephanie Pohl -German volleyball player

1979- Katie Douglas -American basketball player

1979- Nikki Hayes -Irish radio host

1980- Johan Kenkhuis -Dutch swimmer

1980- Kate Lawler -English model and radio host

1981- Tim Connolly -American ice hockey player

1981- Monzavous Edwards|Rae Edwards -American sprinter

1982- Ákos Buzsáky -Hungarian footballer

1983- DJ Row -Greek-American DJ and producer

1984- May7ven -Nigerian-English singer-songwriter and producer

1984- James Loney (baseball)|James Loney -American baseball player

1984- Alex Smith -American football player

1984- Drew Stanton -American football player

1984- Kevin Steen -Canadian professional wrestler

1985- Drew Neitzel -American basketball player

1985- Dan Sweetman -Australian television host

1986- Mark Furze -Australian actor and singer

1986- Matt Helders -English drummer (Arctic Monkeys and Mongrel (band)|Mongrel)

1987- Serge Gakpé -Togolese footballer

1987- Michael Hinz (footballer)|Michael Hinz -German footballer

1987- Anissa Kate -French porn actress and director

1987- Asami Konno -Japanese singer (Morning Musume Ongaku Gatas, Tanpopo, and Country Musume)

1987- Michael Maidens -English footballer (d. 2007)

1987- Jérémy Ménez -French footballer

1987- Mark Reynolds (footballer)|Mark Reynolds -Scottish footballer

1988- Eino Puri -Estonian footballer

1988- Sander Puri -Estonian footballer

1989- Master Shortie -English rapper and producer

1989- Raina -South Korean singer, dancer, model and rapper (After School)

1990- Yoon Bit-Garam -South Korean footballer

1992- Alexander Ludwig -Canadian actor

1997- Darya Kasatkina -Russian tennis player

1999- Masaki Sato -Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

2000- Maxwell Perry Cotton -American actor

History of Deaths

685- Marwan I -Umayyah caliph (b. 623)

973- Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor -(b. 912)

1092- Remigius de Fécamp -English monk and bishop

1427- Thomas la Warr, 5th Baron De La Warr -English priest (b. 1352)

1523- Franz von Sickingen -German knight (b. 1481)

1539- Ottaviano Petrucci -Italian printer (b. 1466)

1617- David Fabricius -German astronomer and theologian (b. 1564)

1667- Johann Jakob Froberger -German organist and composer (b. 1616)

1682- Feodor III of Russia -(b. 1661)

1718- Mary of Modena -(b. 1658)

1793- Pietro Nardini -Italian violinist and composer (b. 1722)

1800- Niccolò Piccinni -Italian composer (b. 1728)

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

1815- Jabez Bowen -American colonel and politician, 45th Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1739)

1825- Antonio Salieri -Italian composer and conductor (b. 1750)

1840- Caspar David Friedrich -German painter (b. 1774)

1868- Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux -Scottish politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1778)

1872- Alexander Loyd -American politician, 4th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)

1876- William Buell Sprague -American clergyman and author (b. 1795)

1887- C. F. W. Walther -German-American theologian (b. 1811)

1896- H. H. Holmes -American serial killer (b. 1860)

1902- Agostino Roscelli -Italian priest and saint (b. 1818)

1922- Max Wagenknecht -German composer (b. 1857)

1924- Alluri Sita Rama Raju -Indian activist (b. 1897)

1925- William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme -English businessman and politician (b. 1851)

1937- Ernst A. Lehmann -German captain (b. 1886)

1940- George Lansbury -English journalist and politician (b. 1859)

1941- James George Frazer -Scottish-English anthropologist and academic (b. 1854)

1942- Felix Weingartner -Croatian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1863)

1946- Herbert Macaulay -Nigerian journalist and politician (b. 1864)

1951- Warner Baxter -American actor and singer (b. 1889)

1958- Mihkel Lüdig -Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1880)

1978- Mort Weisinger -American journalist and author (b. 1915)

1986- Jeffrey Mylett -American actor (b. 1949)

1987- Colin Blakely -Irish-English actor (b. 1930)

1989- Guy Williams (actor)|Guy Williams -American actor (b. 1924)

1990- Sam Tambimuttu -Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1932)

1993- Mary Philbin -American actress (b. 1903)

1995- Ray McKinley -American drummer, singer, and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (b. 1910)

1998- Allan McLeod Cormack -South African physicist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1924)

1998- Eddie Rabbitt -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)

2000- Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. -American captain, actor, and producer (b. 1909)

2001- Jacques de Bourbon-Busset -French author and politician (b. 1912)

2002- Kevyn Aucoin -American makeup artist and photographer (b. 1962)

2002- Robert Kanigher -American author (b. 1915)

2002- Seattle Slew -American race horse (b. 1974)

2004- Waldemar Milewicz -Polish journalist (b. 1956)

2005- Tristan Egolf -American author and activist (b. 1971)

2005- Peter W. Rodino -American politician (b. 1909)

2005- Otilino Tenorio -Ecuadorian footballer (b. 1980)

2006- Richard Carleton -Australian journalist (b. 1943)

2006- Joan C. Edwards -American singer (b. 1918)

2006- Machiko Soga -Japanese actress (b. 1943)

2007- Diego Corrales -American boxer (b. 1977)

2007- Octavian Paler -Romanian journalist and politician (b. 1926)

2007- Yahweh ben Yahweh -American cult leader, founded the Nation of Yahweh (b. 1935)

2007- Nicholas Worth -American actor (b. 1937)

2009- Mickey Carroll -American actor (b. 1919)

2009- David Mellor (designer)|David Mellor -English designer (b. 1930)

2009- Danny Ozark -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1923)

2011- Seve Ballesteros -Spanish golfer (b. 1957)

2011- Willard Boyle -Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1924)

2011- Big George -English songwriter, producer, and radio host (b. 1957)

2011- Allyson Hennessy -Trinidadian journalist (b. 1948)

2012- Sammy Barr -Scottish union leader (b. 1931)

2012- Ferenc Bartha -Hungarian economist (b. 1943)

2012- Jules Bocandé -Senegalese footballer and manager (b. 1958)

2012- Andrea Crisanti -Italian production designer and art director (b. 1936)

2012- Dennis E. Fitch -American captain and pilot (b. 1942)

2013- Romanthony -American singer and producer (b. 1967)

2013- Ray Harryhausen -American animator, director, and producer (b. 1920)

2013- Ferruccio Mazzola -Italian footballer and manager (b. 1948)

2013- Teri Moïse -American singer (b. 1970)

2013- Peter Rauhofer -Austrian DJ and producer (b. 1965)

2013- George Sauer, Jr. -American football player (b. 1943)

2013- Aubrey Woods -English actor and singer (b. 1928)

2014- Nazim Al-Haqqani -Cypriot sufi leader (b. 1922)

2014- Neville McNamara -Australian air marshal (b. 1923)

2014- Colin Pillinger -English astronomer, chemist, and academic (b. 1943)

2014- David Prentice -English painter (b. 1936)

2014- Wilbur Rakestraw -American race car driver (b. 1928)

2014- Dick Welteroth -American baseball player (b. 1927)