This Day in History

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

Events History


453 BC- Spring and Autumn period -The house of Zhao (state)|Zhao defeats the house of Zhi, ending the Battle of Jinyang, a military conflict between the elite families of the Jin (Chinese state)|State of Jin.

413-Emperor Honorius (emperor)|Honorius -signs an edict providing tax relief for the Italian provinces Province of Viterbo|Tuscia, Campania, Picenum, Samnium, Apulia, Lucania and Calabria, which were plundered by the Visigoths.

589- Reccared I -summons the Third Council of Toledo.

1450- Jack Cade -s Rebellion: Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI of England|Henry VI.

1516- Trần Cảo Rebellion -A group of imperial guards, led by Trịnh Duy Sản, murdered Emperor Lê Tương Dực and fled, leaving the capital Hanoi|Thăng Long undefended.

1541- Hernando de Soto -reaches the Mississippi River and names it ''Río de Espíritu Santo''.

1788-The French Parlement -is suspended to be replaced by the creation of forty-seven new courts.

1794-Branded a traitor during the Reign of Terror -by French Revolution|revolutionists, French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, who was also a tax collector with the ''Ferme Générale'', is tried, convicted, and guillotined all on the same day in Paris.

1821- Greek War of Independence -The Greeks defeat the Turks at the Battle of Gravia Inn.

1842-A train Versailles rail accident|derails and catches fire -in Paris, killing between 52 and 200 people.

1846- Mexican–American War -The Battle of Palo Alto

1861- American Civil War -Richmond, Virginia is named the capital of the Confederate States of America.

1877-At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show -opens.

1886-Pharmacist John Pemberton -first sells a Carbonation|carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine.

1898-The first games of the Italian football league system -are played.

1899-The Irish Literary Theatre -in Dublin produced its first play.

1901-The Australian Labor Party|Australian Labour Party -is established.

1902-In Martinique -Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre, Martinique|Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.

1912- Paramount Pictures -is founded.

1919- Edward George Honey -proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate the Armistice of World War I.

1924-The Klaipėda Convention -is signed formally incorporating Klaipėda Region (Memel Territory) into Lithuania.

1927-Attempting to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight -from Paris to New York, French war heroes Charles Nungesser and François Coli disappear after taking off aboard ''The White Bird'' biplane.

1933- Mohandas Gandhi -begins a 21-day fast in protest against the British rule in India.

1941-The German Luftwaffe -launches a Nottingham Blitz|bombing raid on Nottingham and Derby

1942- World War II -The Battle of the Coral Sea comes to an end with Japanese Imperial Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attacking and sinking the United States Navy aircraft carrier {{USS|Lexington|CV-2|6}}. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.

1942-World War II: Gunners of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery on Horsburgh Island in the Cocos Islands -rebel in the Cocos Islands Mutiny. Their mutiny is crushed and three of them are executed, the only Commonwealth of Nations|British Commonwealth soldiers to be executed for mutiny during the Second World War.

1945-Hundreds of Algeria -civilians are killed by French Army soldiers in the Sétif massacre.

1945-World War II: V-E Day -combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Reims, France, to an German Instrument of Surrender, 1945|unconditional surrender.

1945- Halifax Riot|The Halifax Riot -starts when thousands of civilians and servicemen rampage through City of Halifax|Halifax.

1945-End of the Prague uprising -celebrated now as a national holiday in the Czech Republic.

1945-Dissolution and German Instrument of Surrender|surrender of Nazi Germany -and all its forces.

1946- Estonia -school girls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet Union|Soviet memorial which stood in front of the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.

1963- Army of the Republic of South Vietnam|South Vietnamese soldiers -of Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem Huế Phật Đản shootings|open fire on Buddhists defying a ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesākha|Vesak, killing nine and sparking the Buddhist crisis.

1966-A plane crash at Connellsville, Pennsylvania -kills Pennsylvania Attorney General, Walter E. Alessandroni, his wife, and other state officials.

1967-The Philippines|Philippine -province of Davao province|Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.

1970-The Hard Hat Riot -occurs in the Wall Street area of New York City as Blue-collar worker|blue-collar construction workers clash with Opposition to the Vietnam War|demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War.

1972-Four Black September terrorists Sabena Flight 571 hijacking|hijack Sabena Flight 571 -Israeli Sayeret Matkal commandos recapture the plane the following day.

1973-A Wounded Knee incident|71-day standoff -between federal authorities and the American Indian Movement members occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota ends with the surrender of the militants.

1976-The rollercoaster Revolution (roller coaster)|Revolution -the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

1978-The first ascent of Mount Everest -without supplemental oxygen, by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler.

1980-The World Health Organization -confirms the eradication of smallpox.

1984-The Soviet Union -announces that it will 1984 Summer Olympics boycott|boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

1984-Corporal Denis Lortie -enters the National Assembly of Quebec|Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three and wounding 13. René Jalbert, sergeant-at-arms of the Deliberative assembly|assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour (Canada)|Cross of Valour.

1984-The Thames Barrier -is officially opened.

1987-The Loughgall Ambush -The Special Air Service|SAS kills eight Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a civilian during an ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.

1988-A fire at Illinois Bell -s Hinsdale Central Office triggers an extended 1AESS network outage once considered the "worst telecommunications disaster in US telephone industry history".

1997-A China Southern Airlines -Boeing 737 crashes on approach into Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport|Bao'an International Airport, killing 35 people.

Famous Birthdays


1326- Joan I, Countess of Auvergne -(d. 1360)

1460- Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach -(d. 1536)

1521- Peter Canisius -Dutch-Swiss priest and saint (d. 1597)

1587- Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy -(d. 1637)

1622- Claes Rålamb -Swedish politician (d. 1698)

1628- Angelo Italia -Italian architect (d. 1700)

1629- Niels Juel -Norwegian-Danish admiral (d. 1697)

1632- Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming -German field marshal (d. 1706)

1653- Claude Louis Hector de Villars -French general and politician, Minister of Defence (France)|Minister of Defence for France (d. 1734)

1670- Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans -English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (d. 1726)

1720- William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1764)

1735- Nathaniel Dance-Holland -English painter and politician (d. 1811)

1745- Carl Stamitz -German violinist and composer (d. 1801)

1753- Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla -Mexican priest (d. 1811)

1786- John Vianney -French priest and saint (d. 1859)

1818- Samuel Leonard Tilley -Canadian pharmacist and politician (d. 1896)

1821- William Henry Vanderbilt -American businessman (d. 1885)

1825- George Bruce Malleson -English-Indian colonel (d. 1898)

1828- Henry Dunant -Swiss businessman and activist, co-founded the Red Cross, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1910)

1828- Charbel Makhluf -Lebanese monk and saint (d. 1898)

1829- Louis Moreau Gottschalk -American pianist and composer (d. 1869)

1835- Bertalan Székely -Hungarian painter (d. 1910)

1839- Adolphe-Basile Routhier -Canadian judge, author, and songwriter (d. 1920)

1842- Emil Christian Hansen -Danish physiologist and mycologist (d. 1909)

1847- Oscar Hammerstein I -American businessman and composer (d. 1919)

1850- Ross Barnes -American baseball player (d. 1915)

1853- Dan Brouthers -American baseball player (d. 1932)

1858- Heinrich Berté -Slovak-Austrian composer (d. 1924)

1858- J. Meade Falkner -English author and poet (d. 1932)

1859- Johan Jensen (mathematician)|Johan Jensen -Danish mathematician and engineer (d. 1925)

1879- Wesley Coe -American shot putter (d. 1926)

1884- Harry S. Truman -American colonel and politician, 33rd President of the United States (d. 1972)

1885- Thomas B. Costain -Canadian journalist and author (d. 1965)

1893- Francis Ouimet -American golfer (d. 1967)

1893- Edd Roush -American baseball player (d. 1988)

1893- Teddy Wakelam -English rugby player and sportscaster (d. 1963)

1895- James H. Kindelberger -American businessman (d. 1962)

1895- Fulton J. Sheen -American archbishop (d. 1979)

1895- Edmund Wilson -American author and critic (d. 1972)

1898- Aloysius Stepinac -Croatian cardinal (d. 1960)

1899- Arthur Q. Bryan -American voice actor (d. 1959)

1899- Friedrich Hayek -Austrian-English economist and philosopher, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)

1901- Turkey Stearnes -American baseball player (d. 1979)

1902- André Michel Lwoff -French microbiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

1903- Fernandel -French actor and singer (d. 1971)

1904- John Snagge -English journalist (d. 1996)

1905- Red Nichols -American cornet player, composer, and bandleader (The California Ramblers) (d. 1965)

1906- Esther Hoffe -Israeli mistress of Max Brod (d. 2007)

1906- Roberto Rossellini -Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1977)

1910- Andrew E. Svenson -American author and publisher (d. 1975)

1910- Mary Lou Williams -American pianist and composer (d. 1981)

1911- Robert Johnson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1938)

1912- George Woodcock -Canadian author and poet (d. 1995)

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

1913- Sid James -South African-English actor (d. 1976)

1914- Geoffrey Gilbert -English flute player (d. 1989)

1915- John Archer (actor)|John Archer -American actor (d. 1999)

1915- Milton Meltzer -American historian and author (d. 2009)

1916- João Havelange -Brazilian water polo player, lawyer, and businessman

1916- Chinmayananda Saraswati -Indian spiritual leader and educator (d. 1993)

1917- John Anderson, Jr. -American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Kansas (d. 2014)

1919- Lex Barker -American actor (d. 1973)

1920- Saul Bass -American graphic designer and director (d. 1996)

1920- Tom of Finland -Finnish illustrator (d. 1991)

1920- Sloan Wilson -American author (d. 2003)

1920- Gordon McClymont -Australian ecologist and educator (d. 2000)

1922- Mary Q. Steele -American naturalist and author (d. 1992)

1924- S. Vithiananthan -Sri Lankan academic (d. 1989)

1924- A. J. Watson -American mechanic

1925- Ali Hassan Mwinyi -Tanzanian politician, 2nd President of Tanzania

1926- David Attenborough -English environmentalist and television host

1926- Don Rickles -American comedian and actor

1927- Chumy Chúmez -Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1928- Robert Conley (reporter)|Robert Conley -American journalist (d. 2013)

1928- Ted Sorensen -American lawyer, 8th White House Counsel (d. 2010)

1929- Claude Castonguay -Canadian banker and politician

1929- Miyoshi Umeki -Japanese-American actress and singer (d. 2007)

1929- Girija Devi -Indian singer

1930- Heather Harper -Irish-English soprano

1930- René Maltête -French photographer and poet (d. 2000)

1930- Gary Snyder -American poet and educator

1932- Julieta Campos -Mexican author (d. 2007)

1932- Phyllida Law -Scottish actress

1934- Leonard Hoffmann, Baron Hoffmann -South African-English judge

1934- Maurice Norman -English footballer

1934- David Williamson, Baron Williamson of Horton -English soldier and politician

1935- Lucius Cary, 15th Viscount Falkland -Scottish politician

1935- Jack Charlton -English footballer and manager

1936- Kazuo Koike -Japanese author

1936- Haljand Udam -Estonian orientalist and academic (d. 2005)

1937- Bernard Cleary -Canadian politician

1937- Mike Cuellar -Cuban-American baseball player (d. 2010)

1937- Carlos Gaviria Díaz -Colombian lawyer and politician

1937- Thomas Pynchon -American author

1938- Javed Burki -Indian-Pakistani cricketer

1938- Jean Giraud -French author and illustrator (d. 2012)

1939- Paul Drayton (athlete)|Paul Drayton -American sprinter (d. 2010)

1940- Peter Benchley -American author and screenwriter (d. 2006)

1940- James Blyth, Baron Blyth of Rowington -English businessman

1940- Irwin Cotler -Canadian lawyer and politician, 47th Minister of Justice (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Justice

1940- Emilio Delgado -American actor and singer

1940- Ricky Nelson -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1985)

1940- Toni Tennille -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Captain & Tennille)

1941- Mahmoud Ahmed -Ethiopian singer

1941- John Fred -American singer-songwriter (d. 2005)

1941- Bill Lockyer -American politician, 30th Attorney General of California

1941- James Traficant -American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

1942- Norman Lamont -Scottish politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer

1942- Pierre Morency -Canadian poet and playwright

1942- Terry Neill -Irish footballer and manager

1943- Pat Barker -English author

1943- Jon Mark -English-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sweet Thursday and Mark-Almond)

1943- Paul Samwell-Smith -English bass player and producer (The Yardbirds and Box of Frogs)

1944- Gary Glitter -English singer-songwriter

1944- Bill Legend -English drummer (T. Rex (band)|T. Rex)

1945- Mike German, Baron German -Welsh politician, Deputy First Minister for Wales

1945- Keith Jarrett -American pianist and composer

1946- André Boulerice -Canadian politician

1946- Jonathan Dancy -English philosopher, author, and educator

1947- H. Robert Horvitz -American biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1947- Felicity Lott -English soprano

1947- David Manners, 11th Duke of Rutland -English politician

1947- John Reid, Baron Reid of Cardowan -Scottish historian and politician, Secretary of State for Defence

1948- Steve Braun (baseball)|Steve Braun -American baseball player

1948- Stephen Stohn -American-Canadian television producer and lawyer

1949- David Vines -Australian economist

1950- Robert Mugge -American director and producer

1950- Lepo Sumera -Estonian composer and educator (d. 2000)

1951- Philip Bailey -American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (Earth, Wind & Fire)

1951- Mike D'Antoni -American basketball player and coach

1951- Chris Frantz -American drummer and producer (Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club)

1951- Deborah Harmon -American actress

1952- Peter McNab -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1953- Billy Burnette -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Fleetwood Mac)

1953- Alex Van Halen -Dutch-American drummer (Van Halen)

1954- Pam Arciero -American puppeteer and voice actress

1954- David Keith -American actor and director

1954- John Michael Talbot -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mason Proffit)

1954- Gary Wilmot -English actor and singer

1955- Stephen Furst -American actor and director

1955- Mladen Markač -Croatian general

1955- Meles Zenawi -Ethiopian politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (d. 2012)

1956- Jeff Wincott -Canadian actor

1957- Bill Cowher -American football player and coach

1957- Gary Lunn -Canadian politician

1957- Marie Myriam -Congolese-French singer

1957- Jeff Wincott -Canadian actor and martial artist

1958- Roddy Doyle -Irish author, playwright, and screenwriter

1958- Jill Evans -Welsh politician

1958- Lovie Smith -American football player and coach

1958- Kevin McCloud -English designer, journalist, and television host

1958- Brooks Newmark -American-English politician, Lord of the Treasury

1959- Ronnie Lott -American football player and sportscaster

1960- Franco Baresi -Italian footballer and coach

1960- Eric Brittingham -American bass player (Cinderella (band)|Cinderella and Naked Beggars)

1961- Bill de Blasio -American politician, 109th Mayor of New York City

1961- Vallo Reimaa -Estonian politician

1961- Akira Taue -Japanese wrestler

1961- David Winning -Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1963- Sylvain Cossette -Canadian singer-songwriter (Paradox (Canadian band)|Paradox)

1963- Anthony Field -Australian guitarist, songwriter, producer, and actor (The Cockroaches and The Wiggles)

1963- Michel Gondry -French director and screenwriter

1963- Robin Jarvis -English author

1963- Izabela Kloc -Polish politician

1963- Aleksandr Kovalenko -Belarusian triple jumper

1963- Rick Zombo -American ice hockey player and coach

1964- Päivi Alafrantti -Finnish javelin thrower

1964- Melissa Gilbert -American actress and director

1964- Bobby Labonte -American race car driver

1964- Nathalie Roy -Canadian lawyer and politician

1964- Dave Rowntree -English drummer and animator (Blur (band)|Blur and The Ailerons)

1966- Marta Sánchez -Spanish singer

1966- Cláudio Taffarel -Brazilian footballer and coach

1967- Viviana Durante -Italian ballet dancer

1968- Teet Kask -Estonian ballet dancer and choreographer

1968- Chris Lighty -American talent manager, co-founded Violator (company)|Violator Entertainment (d. 2012)

1968- Nathalie Normandeau -Canadian politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec

1968- Johan Pehrson -Swedish politician

1968- Jamie Summers -American porn actress

1969- Jonny Searle -English rower

1969- Akebono Tarō -American-Japanese sumo wrestler, the 64th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna

1970- Michael Bevan -Australian cricketer and coach

1970- Luis Enrique Martínez García -Spanish footballer and manager

1970- Naomi Klein -Canadian author and activist

1972- Darren Hayes -Australian singer-songwriter (Savage Garden)

1972- Ray Whitney (ice hockey)|Ray Whitney -Canadian ice hockey player

1973- Hiromu Arakawa -Japanese illustrator

1973- Jesús Arellano -Mexican footballer

1973- Marcus Brigstocke -English comedian and actor

1974- Marge Kõrkjas -Estonian swimmer

1974- Korey Stringer -American football player (d. 2001)

1974- Jon Tickle -English television host

1975- Enrique Iglesias -Spanish singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1975- Jussi Markkanen -Finnish ice hockey player

1975- Gastón Mazzacane -Argentinian race car driver

1975- Dmitri Ustritski -Estonian footballer

1976- Martha Wainwright -Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1976- Ian "H" Watkins -Welsh singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Steps (group)|Steps and H & Claire)

1977- Joe Bonamassa -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bloodline (band)|Bloodline and Black Country Communion)

1977- Bad News Brown (musician)|Bad News Brown -Canadian rapper, harmonica player, and actor (d. 2011)

1977- Theodoros Papaloukas -Greek basketball player

1977- Jennifer Walcott -American model and actress

1978- Lúcio -Brazilian footballer

1978- Matthew Davis -American actor

1978- Josie Maran -American model and actress

1978- Jang Woo-hyuk -South Korean rapper and dancer (H.O.T. and jtL)

1980- Keyon Dooling -American basketball player

1980- Panagiotis Kafkis -Greek basketball player

1980- Evgeny Lebedev -Russian-English publisher

1980- Michelle McManus -Scottish singer-songwriter and actress

1980- Kimberlee Peterson -American actress

1980- Benny Yau -Hong Kong-Canadian actor and singer

1981- Namosh -German singer and DJ

1981- Stephen Amell -Canadian actor

1981- Ayesha Antoine -English actress

1981- Andrea Barzagli -Italian footballer

1981- Tatyana Dektyareva -Russian hurdler

1981- Björn Dixgård -Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mando Diao)

1981- Manny Gamburyan -Armenian-American mixed martial artist

1981- John Maine -American baseball player

1981- Yasuko Tajima -Japanese swimmer

1981- Elizabeth Whitmere -Canadian actress

1982- Buakaw Banchamek -Thai kick-boxer

1982- Christina Cole -English actress

1982- Adrian Gonzalez -American baseball player

1982- Ninja Sarasalo -Finnish model and singer

1983- Elyes Gabel -English actor

1983- Juan Martin Goity -Argentinian-German rugby player

1983- Bershawn Jackson -American hurdler

1983- Lawrence Vickers -American football player

1983- Roberto Vitiello -Italian footballer

1983- Matt Willis -English singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (Busted (band)|Busted)

1984- Nadine Chandrawinata -German-Indonesian model, Puteri Indonesia|Puteri Indonesia 2005

1984- Martin Compston -Scottish footballer and actor

1984- David King (figure skater)|David King -English figure skater

1984- Mascha Müller -German actress

1984- Cynthia Deyanira Rodríguez Ruiz -Mexican singer

1984- Yara Sofia -Puerto Rican drag queen performer

1984- Julia Whelan -American actress

1985- Tommaso Ciampa -American wrestler

1985- Devon Soltendieck -Canadian journalist

1985- Silvia Stroescu -Romanian gymnast

1985- Sarah Vaillancourt -Canadian ice hockey player

1985- Usama Young -American football player

1986- Pemra Özgen -Turkish tennis player

1986- Galen Rupp -American runner

1986- Marvell Wynne (soccer)|Marvell Wynne -American soccer player

1987- Aneurin Barnard -Welsh actor

1987- Felix Jones -American football player

1987- Aarne Nirk -Estonian hurdler

1987- Mark Noble (footballer)|Mark Noble -English footballer

1988- Tanel Kurbas -Estonian basketball player

1988- Maicon Pereira de Oliveira -Brazilian footballer (d. 2014)

1989- Liam Bridcutt -English footballer

1989- Lars Eller -Danish ice hockey player

1989- Dinesh Patel -Indian baseball player

1990- Kemba Walker -American basketball player

1991- Ethan Gage -Canadian soccer player

1991- Anamaria Tămârjan -Romanian gymnast

1992- Ana Mulvoy-Ten -English-American actress

1993- Pat Cummins (cricketer)|Pat Cummins -Australian cricketer

1994- Ajee' Wilson -American runner

History of Deaths


535- Pope John II -(b. 470)

685- Pope Benedict II -(b. 635)

1192- Ottokar IV, Duke of Styria -(b. 1163)

1278- Emperor Duanzong of Song -(b. 1268)

1319- Haakon V of Norway -(b. 1270)

1473- John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire -English politician (b. 1420)

1538- Edward Foxe -English bishop (b. 1496)

1668- Catherine of St. Augustine -French-Canadian nun and saint (b. 1632)

1766- Samuel Chandler -English minister (b. 1693)

1773- Ali Bey Al-Kabir -Egyptian sultan (b. 1728)

1781- Richard Jago -English poet (b. 1715)

1785- Étienne François, duc de Choiseul -French general and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1719)

1785- Pietro Longhi -Venetian painter (b. 1701)

1788- Giovanni Antonio Scopoli -Italian physician and botanist (b. 1723)

1794- Antoine Lavoisier -French chemist and biologist (b. 1743)

1819- Kamehameha I -of Hawaii (b. 1758)

1822- John Stark -American general (b. 1728)

1828- Mauro Giuliani -Italian guitarist, cellist, and composer (b. 1781)

1837- Alexander Balashov -Russian general and politician (b. 1770)

1842- Jules Dumont d'Urville -French admiral and explorer (b. 1790)

1853- Jan Roothaan -Dutch priest, 21st Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1785)

1873- John Stuart Mill -English economist and civil servant (b. 1806)

1880- Gustave Flaubert -French author (b. 1821)

1891- Helena Blavatsky -Russian author (b. 1831)

1903- Paul Gauguin -French painter (b. 1848)

1907- Edmund G. Ross -American politician, 13th Governor of New Mexico Territory (b. 1826)

1925- John Beresford (polo player)|John Beresford -Irish polo player (b. 1847)

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

1941- Natalie of Serbia -(b. 1859)

1941- Tore Svennberg -Swedish actor and director (b. 1858)

1942- Nikolai Reek -Estonian general (b. 1890)

1943- Mordechai Anielewicz -Polish commander (b. 1919)

1944- Themistoklis Diakidis -Greek high jumper (b. 1882)

1945- Wilhelm Rediess -German SS officer (b. 1900)

1945- Bernhard Rust -German politician (b. 1883)

1945- Josef Terboven -German politician (b. 1898)

1947- Harry Gordon Selfridge -American-English businessman, founded Selfridges (b. 1858)

1948- U Saw -Burmese politician, Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1900)

1950- Vital Brazil -Brazilian physician and immunologist (b. 1865)

1952- William Fox (producer)|William Fox -Austrian businessman, founded Fox Theatres (b. 1879)

1959- John Fraser (Canadian soccer)|John Fraser -Canadian soccer player (b. 1881)

1960- J. H. C. Whitehead -Indian-English mathematician and academic (b. 1904)

1965- Wally Hardinge -English cricketer and footballer (b. 1886)

1969- Remington Kellogg -American zoologist and paleontologist (b. 1892)

1975- Avery Brundage -American businessman, 5th President of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1887)

1981- Uri Zvi Grinberg -Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896)

1982- Neil Bogart -American record producer, co-founded Casablanca Records (b. 1943)

1982- Gilles Villeneuve -Canadian race car driver (b. 1950)

1983- John Fante -American author (b. 1909)

1984- Lila Bell Wallace -American publisher, co-founded ''Reader's Digest'' (b. 1890)

1984- Gino Bianco -Brazilian race car driver (b. 1916)

1985- Karl Marx (composer)|Karl Marx -German conductor and composer (b. 1897)

1985- Theodore Sturgeon -American author and critic (b. 1918)

1985- Dolph Sweet -American actor (b. 1920)

1986- Ernle Bradford -English historian and author (b. 1922)

1987- Doris Stokes -English psychic (b. 1920)

1988- Robert A. Heinlein -American author (b. 1907)

1990- Luigi Nono -Italian composer (b. 1924)

1991- Jean Langlais -French pianist and composer (b. 1907)

1991- Rudolf Serkin -Czech-Austrian pianist (b. 1903)

1992- Joyce Ricketts -American baseball player (b. 1933)

1993- Avram Davidson -American author (b. 1923)

1994- George Peppard -American actor and producer (b. 1928)

1995- Teresa Teng -Taiwanese singer (b. 1953)

1996- Beryl Burton -English cyclist (b. 1937)

1996- Luis Miguel Dominguín -Spanish bullfighter (b. 1926)

1996- Garth Williams -American illustrator (b. 1912)

1996- Larry Levis -American poet (b. 1946)

1998- Johannes Kotkas -Estonian wrestler (b. 1915)

1998- Charles Rebozo -American banker and businessman (b. 1912)

1999- Dirk Bogarde -English actor and screenwriter (b. 1921)

1999- Ed Gilbert -American actor (b. 1931)

1999- Dana Plato -American actress (b. 1964)

2000- Pita Amor -Mexican poet (b. 1918)

2000- Alexander Chislenko -Russian-American theorist (b. 1959)

2000- Dédé Fortin -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)

2000- Henry Nicols -American activist (b. 1973)

2005- Jean Carrière -French author (b. 1928)

2005- Nicolás Vuyovich -Argentinian race car driver (b. 1981)

2006- Iain Macmillan -Scottish photographer (b. 1938)

2007- Philip R. Craig -American author (b. 1933)

2007- Carson Whitsett -American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (The Imperial Show Band) (b. 1945)

2008- Eddy Arnold -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1918)

2008- François Sterchele -Belgian footballer (b. 1982)

2009- Dom DiMaggio -American baseball player (b. 1917)

2009- Bud Shrake -American journalist and author (b. 1931)

2011- Lionel Rose -Australian boxer (b. 1948)

2012- Everett Lilly -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Lilly Brothers) (b. 1924)

2012- Jerry McMorris -American businessman (b. 1941)

2012- Stacy Robinson -American football player (b. 1962)

2012- Maurice Sendak -American author and illustrator (b. 1928)

2012- Ampon Tangnoppakul -Thai criminal (b. 1948)

2012- Roman Totenberg -Polish-American violinist and educator (b. 1911)

2013- Jeanne Cooper -American actress (b. 1928)

2013- Bryan Forbes -English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

2013- Taylor Mead -American actor (b. 1924)

2013- Juan José Muñoz -Argentinian businessman (b. 1950)

2013- Asaph Schwapp -American football player (b. 1987)

2013- Hugh J. Silverman -American philosopher and theorist (b. 1945)

2013- Ken Whaley -Austrian-English bass player (Help Yourself (band)|Help Yourself, Ducks Deluxe, and Man (band)|Man) (b. 1946)

2013- Dallas Willard -American philosopher and academic (b. 1935)

2014- Roger L. Easton -American scientist, co-invented the Global Positioning System|GPS (b. 1921)

2014- Yago Lamela -Spanish long jumper (b. 1977)

2014- Nancy Malone -American actress, director, and producer (b. 1935)

2014- Leo Marentette -American baseball player (b. 1941)

2014- Jair Rodrigues -Brazilian singer (b. 1939)

2014- R. Douglas Stuart, Jr. -American businessman and diplomat (b. 1916)

2014- Joseph P. Teasdale -American lawyer and politician, 48th Governor of Missouri (b. 1936)