This Day in History

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

Events History


1092- Lincoln Cathedral -is consecrated.

1386-England and Portugal formally ratify Anglo-Portuguese Alliance|their alliance -with the signing of the Treaty of Windsor (1386)|Treaty of Windsor, making it the oldest the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world which is still in force.

1450- Abd al-Latif ibn Muhammad Taraghay Ulughbek|'Abd al-Latif -(Timurid Dynasty|Timurid monarch) is assassinated.

1662-The figure who later became Punch and Judy|Mr. Punch -made his first recorded appearance in England.

1671- Thomas Blood -disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England's Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom|Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.

1726-Five men arrested during a raid on Margaret Clap|Mother Clap -s molly house in London are executed at Tyburn, London|Tyburn.

1763-The Siege of Fort Detroit -begins during Pontiac's War against Kingdom of Great Britain|British forces.

1864- Second War of Schleswig -The Denmark|Danish navy defeats the Austrian Empire|Austrian and Kingdom of Prussia|Prussian fleets in the Battle of Heligoland (1864)|Battle of Heligoland.

1873-'' Panic of 1873|Der Krach -': Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.

1874-The first horse-drawn bus -makes its début in the city of Mumbai, traveling two routes.

1877- Mihail Kogălniceanu -reads, in the Romanian Chamber of Deputies|Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania.

1877-A 1877 Iquique earthquake|magnitude 8.8 earthquake -off the coast of Peru kills 2,541, including some as far away as Hawaii and Japan.

1887- Buffalo Bill|Buffalo Bill Cody -s Wild West Show opens in London.

1901-Australia opens its first Australian Parliament|parliament -in Melbourne.

1904-The steam locomotive '' GWR 3440 City of Truro|City of Truro -' becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed {{convert|100|mph|km/h|abbr=on}}.

1911-The works of Gabriele D'Annunzio -placed by the Holy See|Vatican in the Index of Forbidden Books.

1915- World War I -Second Battle of Artois between German and French forces.

1918-World War I: Germans repel the British's Second Ostend Raid|second attempt -to blockade the port of Ostend, Belgium.

1920- Polish-Soviet War -The Polish army under General Edward Rydz-Śmigły celebrates its 1920 Kiev Offensive|capture of Kiev with a victory parade on Khreschatyk.

1926-Admiral Richard E. Byrd -and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of Byrd's diary appears to cast some doubt on the claim.)

1927-The Parliament of Australia|Australian Parliament -first convenes in Canberra.

1936-Italy formally annexes Ethiopia -after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.

1940- World War II -The Nazi Germany|German submarine German submarine U-9 (1935)|''U-9'' sinks the French coastal submarine Doris (submarine)|Doris near Den Helder.

1941-World War II: The German submarine German submarine U-110 (1940)|''U-110'' -is captured by the Royal Navy. On board is the latest Enigma cryptography machine which Allies of World War II|Allied cryptographers later use to break coded German messages.

1942- The Holocaust|Holocaust -The SS murders 588 Jewish residents of the Podolian town of Zinkiv (Khmelnytska oblast, Ukraine). The Ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe|Zoludek Ghetto (in Belarus) is destroyed and all its inhabitants murdered or deported.

1945-World War II: Ratification in Karlshorst|Berlin-Karlshorst -of the German unconditional surrender of May 8 in Rheims, France, with the signatures of Marshal of the Soviet Union|Marshal Georgy Zhukov for the Soviet Union, and for the Western Headquarters Sir Arthur Tedder, British Air Marshal and Eisenhower's deputy, and for the German side of Colonel-General Hans-Jürgen Stumpff as the representative of the Luftwaffe, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel as the German General Staff|Chief of Staff of OKW, and Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg as Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine.

1945-World War II: The Channel Islands -are liberated by the British after five years of German occupation.

1946-King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy -abdicates and is succeeded by Umberto II of Italy|Umberto II.

1948- Czechoslovakia -s Ninth-of-May Constitution comes into effect.

1949- Rainier III, Prince of Monaco|Rainier III of Monaco -becomes Prince of Monaco.

1950- Robert Schuman -presents his proposal on the creation of an organized Europe, which according to him was indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations. This proposal, known as the "Schuman declaration", is considered by some people to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union.

1955- Cold War -West Germany joins NATO.

1958- Film -Vertigo (film)|Vertigo has world premiere in San Francisco.

1960-The Food and Drug Administration -announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication (medicine)|indication for G. D. Searle & Company|Searle's Enovid, making Enovid the world's first approved combined oral contraceptive pill|oral contraceptive pill.

1961-FCC Chairman Newton N. Minow -gives his Wasteland Speech.

1964- Ngo Dinh Can -''de facto'' ruler of central Vietnam under his brother President Ngo Dinh Diem before the family's toppling, is executed.

1969- Carlos Lamarca -leads the first urban guerrilla action against the Brazilian military government|military dictatorship of Brazil in São Paulo, by robbing two banks.

1970- Vietnam War -In Washington, D.C., 75,000 to 100,000 war protesters demonstrate in front of the White House.

1974- Watergate Scandal -The United States House of Representatives United States House Committee on the Judiciary|Judiciary Committee opens formal and public Impeachment in the United States|impeachment hearings against President of the United States|President Richard Nixon.

1977- Hotel Polen fire -A disastrous fire burns down the Hotel Polen in Amsterdam causing 33 deaths and 21 severe injuries.

1979- Persian Jews|Iranian Jewish -businessman Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000 member strong Jewish community of Iran.

1980-In Florida -Liberian freighter ''MV Summit Venture'' collides with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay, making a 1,400-ft. section of the southbound span collapse. Thirty-five people in six cars and a Greyhound bus fall 150 ft. into the water and die.

1980-In Norco, California -five masked gunmen hold up a Security Pacific bank, leading to Norco shootout|a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in History of California|California history. Two of the gunmen and one police officer are killed and thirty-three police and civilian vehicles are destroyed in the chase.

1987-An LOT Polish Airlines -Ilyushin Il-62|Ilyushin IL-62M, ''Tadeusz Kościuszko'' (SP-LBG), LOT Flight 5055|crashes after takeoff in Warsaw, Poland, killing all 183 people on board.

1992- Armenia -forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.

2001-In Ghana -129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium disaster. The deaths are caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium) that followed a controversial decision by the referee.

2002-The Siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem|38-day stand-off -in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected terrorists among them deported to several different countries.

2012-A Sukhoi Superjet 100 -aircraft Mount Salak Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash|crashes into Mount Salak in West Java, Indonesia, killing 45 people.

Famous Birthdays


1147- Minamoto no Yoritomo -Japanese shogun (d. 1199)

1540- Maharana Pratap -Indian ruler (d. 1597)

1740- Giovanni Paisiello -Italian composer (d. 1816)

1746- Gaspard Monge -French mathematician and engineer (d. 1818)

1763- János Batsányi -Hungarian poet (d. 1845)

1800- John Brown (abolitionist)|John Brown -American activist (d. 1859)

1801- Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood -English politician, founded the town of Fleetwood (d. 1866)

1824- Jacob ben Moses Bachrach -Polish apologist (d. 1896)

1837- Adam Opel -German engineer, founded the Opel|Opel Company (d. 1895)

1845- Gustaf de Laval -Swedish engineer (d. 1913)

1860- J. M. Barrie -Scottish author and playwright (d. 1937)

1866- Gopal Krishna Gokhale -Indian politician (d. 1915)

1873- Anton Cermak -Czech-American politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1933)

1874- Howard Carter -English archaeologist (d. 1939)

1882- George Barker (painter)|George Barker -American painter (d. 1965)

1882- Henry J. Kaiser -American businessman and shipbuilder, founded Kaiser Shipyards (d. 1967)

1883- José Ortega y Gasset -Spanish philosopher (d. 1955)

1884- Valdemar Psilander -Danish actor (d. 1917)

1886- Francis Biddle -American lawyer and judge, 58th United States Attorney General (d. 1968)

1892- Zita of Bourbon-Parma -(d. 1989)

1893- William Moulton Marston -American psychologist and author (d. 1947)

1895- Richard Barthelmess -American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1963)

1895- Lucian Blaga -Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (d. 1961)

1895- Frank Foss (athlete)|Frank Foss -American pole vaulter (d. 1989)

1896- Richard Day (art director)|Richard Day -Canadian art director (d. 1972)

1888- Rolf de Maré -Swedish art collector (d. 1964)

1904- Conrad Bernier -Canadian-American organist, composer, and educator (d. 1988)

1906- Eleanor Estes -American author (d. 1988)

1907- Kathryn Kuhlman -American evangelist (d. 1976)

1907- Baldur von Schirach -German Nazi leader (d. 1974)

1907- Fred Warngård -Swedish hammer thrower (d. 1950)

1908- Mary Scheier -American sculptor (d. 2007)

1909- Don Messer -Canadian violinist (d. 1973)

1912- Pedro Armendáriz -Mexican-American actor (d. 1963)

1912- Per Imerslund -Norwegian author (d. 1943)

1912- Géza Ottlik -Hungarian mathematician and theorist (d. 1990)

1914- Denham Fouts -American prostitute (d. 1948)

1914- Carlo Maria Giulini -Italian conductor (d. 2005)

1914- Hank Snow -Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)

1916- William Pène du Bois -American author and illustrator (d. 1993)

1917- Fay Kanin -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)

1918- Moisis Michail Bourlas -Greek soldier (d. 2011)

1918- Orville Freeman -American soldier and politician, 16th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2003)

1918- Mike Wallace (journalist)|Mike Wallace -American journalist and game show host (d. 2012)

1919- Clifford Chadderton -Canadian soldier and journalist (d. 2013)

1919- Arthur English -English actor (d. 1995)

1920- Richard Adams -English author

1920- William Tenn -English-American author (d. 2010)

1921- Daniel Berrigan -American priest and activist

1921- Sophie Scholl -German activist (d. 1943)

1921- Mona Van Duyn -American poet (d. 2004)

1923- Johnny Grant (radio personality)|Johnny Grant -American radio host and producer (d. 2008)

1923- Barbara New -English actress (d. 2010)

1924- Bulat Okudzhava -Russian singer, poet, and author (d. 1997)

1926- John Middleton Murry, Jr. -English author (d. 2002)

1927- Manfred Eigen -German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1928- Ralph Goings -American painter

1928- Pancho Gonzales -American tennis player (d. 1995)

1928- Barbara Ann Scott -Canadian figure skater (d. 2012)

1929- Anthony Lloyd, Baron Lloyd of Berwick -English judge

1930- Joan Sims -English actress (d. 2001)

1930- Kalifa Tillisi -Libyan historian and linguist (d. 2010)

1931- Vance D. Brand -American pilot and astronaut

1931- Alistair MacFarlane -Scottish engineer and academic

1932- Geraldine McEwan -English actress

1932- David Plastow -English businessman

1933- Jessica Steele -English author

1934- Alan Bennett -English actor, screenwriter, and author

1934- Nathan Dean -American politician (d. 2013)

1934- Roy Massey (musician)|Roy Massey -English organist and conductor

1935- Nokie Edwards -American guitarist and actor (The Ventures)

1935- Roger Hargreaves -English author and illustrator (d. 1988)

1936- Terry Downes -English boxer

1936- Albert Finney -English actor, singer, and producer

1936- Glenda Jackson -English actress and politician

1937- Sonny Curtis -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1937- Rafael Moneo -Spanish architect, designed the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and Valladolid Science Museum

1937- Dave Prater -American singer (Sam & Dave) (d. 1988)

1938- Geoffrey Holland -English civil servant and academic

1938- Charles Simic -Serbian-American poet

1939- Ralph Boston -American long jumper

1939- Pierre Desproges -French journalist and actor (d. 1988)

1939- Ion Țiriac -Romanian tennis player and manager

1940- James L. Brooks -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1940- Alan Ryan -English philosopher and academic

1941- Pete Birrell -English bass player (Freddie and the Dreamers)

1941- Dorothy Hyman -English sprinter

1941- John Wheatley, Lord Wheatley -Scottish lawyer and judge

1942- John Ashcroft -American lawyer and politician, 79th United States Attorney General

1942- Jerry Buchek -American baseball player

1942- Tommy Roe -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1943- Vince Cable -English politician

1943- Anders Isaksson -Swedish journalist and historian (d. 2009)

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

1944- Richie Furay -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Poco, Buffalo Springfield, and Souther–Hillman–Furay Band)

1944- Laurence Owen -American figure skater (d. 1961)

1945- Peter J. Hammond (economist)|Peter Hammond -British economist

1945- Jupp Heynckes -German footballer and manager

1945- Steve Katz (musician)|Steve Katz -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Blood, Sweat & Tears, Blues Project, and American Flyer (band)|American Flyer)

1945- Nicholas Wilson, Lord Wilson of Culworth -English lawyer and judge

1946- Candice Bergen -American actress and producer

1946- Clint Holmes -English-American singer-songwriter

1946- Ayşe Nur Zarakolu -Turkish author and activist (d. 2002)

1947- Yukiya Amano -Japanese diplomat

1948- Hans Georg Bock -German mathematician

1948- Tania Maria -Brazilian singer-songwriter, pianist, and bandleader

1948- Calvin Murphy -American basketball player and radio host

1949- Billy Joel -American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Hassles and Attila (rock band)|Attila)

1949- Richard S. Williamson -American lawyer and diplomat, 17th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (d. 2013)

1950- James Butts -American triple jumper

1950- Jorie Graham -American poet

1950- Matthew Kelly -English actor and television host

1950- Tato Laviera -Puerto Rician-American poet (d. 2013)

1950- Tom Petersson -American bass player and songwriter (Cheap Trick and Fuse (band)|Fuse)

1951- Alley Mills -American actress

1952- Linda Finnie -Scottish soprano

1952- Patrick Ryecart -English actor

1953- Bruno Brokken -Belgian high jumper

1953- Amy Hill -American actress

1953- Connie Kaldor -Canadian singer-songwriter

1954- Nicholas Crane -English geographer and journalist

1954- Andrew Dillon -English businessman

1954- Lawrence Dutton -American viola player and educator (Emerson String Quartet)

1954- Marc Sinden -English actor, director, and producer

1955- Kevin Peter Hall -American actor (d. 1991)

1955- Kevin Reed -American theologian and author

1955- Anne Sofie von Otter -Swedish soprano

1956- Wendy Crewson -Canadian actress and producer

1958- Graham Smith (Canadian swimmer)|Graham Smith -Canadian swimmer

1959- Ulrich Matthes -German actor

1960- Tony Gwynn -American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)

1960- Jillian Lane -Welsh psychic (d. 2013)

1961- Sean Altman -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rockapella)

1962- John Corbett (actor)|John Corbett -American actor and singer

1962- Dave Gahan -English singer-songwriter (Depeche Mode)

1962- Paul Heaton -English singer-songwriter (The Housemartins and Beautiful South)

1963- Joe Cirella -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1963- Sanja Doležal -Croatian singer and television host (Novi fosili)

1965- Ken Nomura -Japanese race car driver

1965- Janu Tornell -American model, Miss Nevada USA|Miss Nevada USA 1989

1965- Steve Yzerman -Canadian ice hockey player and manager

1966- Mark Tinordi -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1968- David Benoit (basketball)|David Benoit -American basketball player

1968- Graham Harman -American philosopher

1968- Ruth Kelly -Irish economist and politician, Secretary of State for Transport

1968- Marie-José Pérec -French runner

1969- Amber (performer)|Amber -Dutch-German singer-songwriter and producer

1969- Hudson Leick -American actress

1970- Curtis Bray -American football player and coach (d. 2014)

1970- Doug Christie (basketball)|Doug Christie -American basketball player

1970- Ghostface Killah -American rapper and actor (Wu-Tang Clan and Theodore Unit)

1971- Jason Lee (footballer)|Jason Lee -English footballer and manager

1971- Paul McGuigan (musician)|Paul McGuigan -English bass player (Oasis (band)|Oasis and The Rain)

1972- Lisa Ann -American porn actress

1972- Megumi Odaka -Japanese actress and singer

1972- Dana Perino -American journalist and politician, 27th White House press secretary

1972- Daniela Silivaş -Romanian gymnast

1973- Tegla Loroupe -Kenyan runner

1973- Leonard Myles-Mills -Ghanaian sprinter

1973- Chu Sang-mi -South Korean actress

1974- Dylan Lauren -American businesswoman, founded Dylan's Candy Bar

1974- Stéphane Yelle -Canadian ice hockey player

1975- Tamia -Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1975- Brian Deegan (rider)|Brian Deegan -American motocross rider

1975- Chris Diamantopoulos -Canadian actor

1975- Lane Kiffin -American football player and coach

1976- Ott Kadarik -Estonian architect

1977- Averno (wrestler)|Averno -Mexican wrestler

1977- Asal Badiee -Iranian actress (d. 2013)

1977- Maggie Dixon -American basketball player and coach (d. 2006)

1977- Choi Jung-yoon -South Korean actress

1977- Iñigo Landaluze -Spanish cyclist

1977- Svein Tuft -Canadian cyclist

1978- Marwan al-Shehhi -Emirati terrorist, hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 (d. 2001)

1978- Leandro Cufré -Argentinian footballer

1978- Santiago Dellapè -Argentinian-Italian rugby player

1978- Aaron Harang -American baseball player

1979- Pierre Bouvier -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Simple Plan and Reset (band)|Reset)

1979- Rosario Dawson -American actress and singer

1979- Ara Mina -Filipino actress and singer

1979- Matt Morris (musician)|Matt Morris -American singer-songwriter and actor

1979- Brandon Webb -American baseball player

1979- Andrew W.K. -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1980- Grant Hackett -Australian swimmer

1980- Jo Hyun-jae -South Korean actor

1980- Angela Nikodinov -American figure skater

1980- Kate Richardson-Walsh -English field hockey player

1980- Tony Schmidt -German race car driver

1981- Bill Murphy (baseball)|Bill Murphy -American baseball player

1981- Evangelos Tsiolis -Greek footballer

1981- You Yokoyama -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (Kanjani Eight)

1982- Rachel Boston -American actress

1982- Beatriz Pascual -Spanish race walker

1982- Gu Yuan -Chinese hammer thrower

1983- Giacomo Brichetto -Italian footballer

1983- Alan Campbell (rower)|Alan Campbell -Irish rower

1983- Tyler Lumsden -American baseball player

1983- Ryuhei Matsuda -Japanese actor

1983- Christos Marangos -Cypriot footballer

1983- Gilles Müller -Luxembourgian tennis player

1983- Leandro Rinaudo -Italian footballer

1984- Prince Fielder -American baseball player

1985- Jake Long -American football player

1985- Audrina Patridge -American model and actress

1985- Henrique Andrade Silva -Brazilian footballer

1986- Grace Gummer -American actress

1986- Vladimir Sidorkin -Estonian swimmer

1988- J. R. Fitzpatrick -Canadian race car driver

1989- Ellen White (footballer)|Ellen White -English footballer

1991- Christy Mack -American porn actress and model

1991- Stasia Rage -Latvian figure skater

1992- Chris Gutierrez -American-Filipino actor

1993- Bonnie Rotten -American porn actress and model

1993- Ryosuke Yamada -Japanese actor, singer, and dancer (NYC (band)|NYC and Hey! Say! JUMP)

1994- Ryan Auger -English footballer

1996- Saron Läänmäe -Estonian footballer

1997- Zane Huett -American actor

History of Deaths


1315- Hugh V, Duke of Burgundy -(b. 1282)

1446- Mary of Enghien -(b. 1368)

1657- William Bradford (Plymouth Colony governor)|William Bradford -English-American politician, 2nd Governor of Plymouth Colony (b. 1590)

1707- Dieterich Buxtehude -German-Danish organist and composer (b. 1637)

1736- Diogo de Mendonça Corte-Real -Portuguese politician (b. 1658)

1745- Tomaso Antonio Vitali -Italian violinist and composer (b. 1663)

1747- John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of Stair -Scottish field marshal and diplomat (b. 1673)

1760- Nicolaus Zinzendorf -German bishop (b. 1700)

1789- Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval -French general and engineer (b. 1715)

1790- William Clingan -American politician (b. 1721)

1791- Francis Hopkinson -American judge and politician (b. 1737)

1805- Friedrich Schiller -German poet, playwright, and historian (b. 1759)

1850- Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac -French chemist and physicist (b. 1778)

1850- Garlieb Merkel -Estonian author and activist (b. 1769)

1861- Peter Ernst von Lasaulx -German philologist and politician (b. 1805)

1864- John Sedgwick -American general (b. 1813)

1889- William S. Harney -American general (b. 1800)

1914- C. W. Post -American businessman, founded Post Foods (b. 1854)

1915- François Faber -Luxembourgian-French cyclist (b. 1887)

1918- George Coșbuc -Romanian journalist and poet (b. 1866)

1931- Albert Abraham Michelson -German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)

1933- John Arthur Jarvis -English swimmer (b. 1872)

1938- Thomas B. Thrige -Danish businessman (b. 1866)

1942-Blessed Józef Cebula -Beatification|beatified Polish priest, murdered at Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp|concentration camp (b. 1902)

1949- Louis II, Prince of Monaco -(b. 1870)

1950- Esteban Terradas i Illa -Spanish mathematician and engineer (b. 1883)

1955- Kate Booth -English Salvation Army officer (b. 1858)

1957- Ernest de Silva -Sri Lankan banker and businessman (b. 1887)

1957- Ezio Pinza -Italian opera singer (b. 1892)

1959- Bhaurao Patil -Indian activist and educator (b. 1887)

1964- Rico Lebrun -Italian-American painter and sculptor (b. 1900)

1965- Leopold Figl -Austrian politician, 18th Chancellor of Austria (b. 1902)

1968- Mercedes de Acosta -American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1893)

1968- Finlay Currie -Scottish actor (b. 1878)

1968- Harold Gray -American cartoonist, created ''Little Orphan Annie'' (b. 1894)

1968- Marion Lorne -American actress (b. 1885)

1970- Andrew Watson Myles -Canadian politician (b. 1884)

1970- Walter Reuther -American union leader (b. 1907)

1976- Jens Bjørneboe -Norwegian author (b. 1920)

1976- Ulrike Meinhof -German militant, co-founded the Red Army Faction (b. 1934)

1977- James Jones (author)|James Jones -American author (b. 1921)

1978- Giuseppe Impastato -Italian activist (b. 1948)

1978- Aldo Moro -Italian politician, 38th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1916)

1979- Cyrus S. Eaton -Canadian-American banker, businessman, and philanthropist (b. 1883)

1981- Nelson Algren -American author (b. 1909)

1981- Ralph Allen (footballer)|Ralph Allen -English footballer (b. 1906)

1985- Edmond O'Brien -American actor (b. 1915)

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

1987- Obafemi Awolowo -Nigerian lawyer and politician (b. 1909)

1989- Keith Whitley -American singer, guitarist, and producer (b. 1955)

1993- Jacques Dextraze -Canadian general (b. 1919)

1994- Elias Motsoaledi -South African activist (b. 1924)

1997- Rawya Ateya -Egyptian captain and politician (b. 1926)

1997- Marco Ferreri -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

1997- Rina Lasnier -Canadian poet (b. 1915)

1998- Alice Faye -American actress and singer (b. 1915)

1998- Rommie Loudd -American football player and coach (b. 1933)

1998- Talat Mahmood -Indian singer and actor (b. 1924)

2000- Arthur Davis (animator)|Arthur Davis -American animator and director (b. 1905)

2002- Dan Devine -American football player and coach (b. 1924)

2003- Russell B. Long -American lieutenant and politician (b. 1918)

2004- Akhmad Kadyrov -Chechen politician, 1st President of the Chechen Republic (b. 1951)

2004- Alan King (comedian)|Alan King -American actor (b. 1927)

2007- Edith Rodriguez -American medical patient (b. 1964)

2007- Dwight Wilson (veteran)|Dwight Wilson -Canadian soldier (b. 1901)

2008- Jack Gibson (rugby league)|Jack Gibson -Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1929)

2008- Nuala O'Faolain -Irish journalist and producer (b. 1942)

2008- Pascal Sevran -French singer, television host, and author (b. 1945)

2009- Chuck Daly -American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)

2009- Evgenios Spatharis -Greek puppeteer (b. 1924)

2010- Lena Horne -American singer, actress, and dancer (b. 1917)

2010- Otakar Motejl -Czech lawyer and politician (b. 1932)

2011- Wouter Weylandt -Belgian cyclist (b. 1984)

2012- Northerly -Australian race horse (b. 1996)

2012- Carl Beane -American sportscaster (b. 1952)

2012- Bertram Cohler -American psychologist, psychoanalyst, and academic (b. 1938)

2012- Geoffrey Henry -Cook Islander politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (b. 1940)

2012- Vidal Sassoon -English-American hairdresser (b. 1928)

2013- Ramón Blanco Rodríguez -Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1952)

2013- Sanaullah Haq -Pakistani criminal (b. 1961)

2013- George M. Leader -American politician, 36th Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1918)

2013- Humberto Lugo Gil -Mexican politician, 23rd Governor of Hidalgo (b. 1933)

2013- Ottavio Missoni -Italian hurdler and fashion designer, founded Missoni (b. 1921)

2013- Malcolm Shabazz -American criminal (b. 1984)

2013- Andrew Simpson (sailor)|Andrew Simpson -English sailor (b. 1976)

2014- Giacomo Bini -Italian missionary and priest (b. 1938)

2014- Harlan Mathews -American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)

2014- Mel Patton -American sprinter (b. 1924)

2014- Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy -Indian politician, 12th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (b. 1935)

2014- Mary Stewart (novelist)|Mary Stewart -English-Scottish author (b. 1916)

2014- Joe Wilder -American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1922)