This Day in History

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Day History: November-25

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History

571 BC- Servius Tullius -king of Ancient Rome|Rome, celebrates a Roman triumph|triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.

1034- Máel Coluim II of Scotland|Máel Coluim mac Cináeda -King of Scots, dies. Donnchad I of Scotland|Donnchad, the son of his daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.

1120-The '' White Ship -' sinks in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England.

1177- Baldwin IV of Jerusalem -and Raynald of Châtillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.

1343-A tsunami -caused by an Earthquake of 1343|earthquake in the Tyrrhenian Sea, devastates Naples (Italy) and the Amalfi|Maritime Republic of Amalfi, among other places.

1487- Elizabeth of York -is crowned list of English consorts|Queen of England.

1491-The Battle of Granada|siege of Granada -the last Moors|Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.

1667-A deadly 1667 Shamakhi earthquake|earthquake -rocks Shemakha in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.

1755- King Ferdinand VI -of Spain grants royal protection to the Beaterio de la Compañia de Jesus, now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary.

1758- French and Indian War -Kingdom of Great Britain|British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control. Later, Fort Pitt (Pennsylvania)|Fort Pitt will be built nearby and grow into modern Pittsburgh.

1759-An Near East earthquakes of 1759|earthquake -hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000-40,000.

1783- American Revolutionary War -The last British troops Evacuation Day (New York)|leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris (1783)|Treaty of Paris.

1795- Partitions of Poland -Stanislaus II Augustus Poniatowski of Poland|Stanislaus August Poniatowski, the last List of Polish rulers|king of independent Poland, is forced to abdication|abdicate and is exiled to Russia.

1826-The Greek frigate Hellas|Greek frigate ''Hellas'' -arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.

1833-A massive undersea 1833 Sumatra earthquake|earthquake -estimated magnitude between 8.7-9.2, rocks Sumatra, producing a massive tsunami all along the Indonesian coast.

1839-A Pre-1980 North Indian Ocean cyclone seasons#November 1839 Coringa cyclone|cyclone -slams India with high winds and a 40-foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (village)|Coringa (which has never been completely rebuilt). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.

1863- American Civil War -Battle of Missionary Ridge

1864-American Civil War: A group of Confederate operatives calling themselves the Confederate Army of Manhattan -starts fires in more than 20 locations in an unsuccessful attempt to burn down New York City.

1874-The United States Greenback Party -is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.

1876- American Indian Wars -In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River (Montana)|Powder River.

1905-Prince Carl of Denmark arrives in Norway to become Haakon VII of Norway|King Haakon VII of Norway -

1915- Albert Einstein -presents the field equations of Introduction to general relativity|general relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.

1917- World War I -German forces Battle of Ngomano|defeat Portuguese army of about 1200 at Negomano on the border of modern-day Mozambique and Tanzania.

1918- Vojvodina -formerly Austria–Hungary|Austro-Hungarian crown land, proclaims its secession from Austria–Hungary to join the Kingdom of Serbia.

1926-The deadliest November tornado -outbreak in U.S. history strikes on Thanksgiving day. Twenty-seven twisters of great strength are reported in the Midwest, including the strongest November tornado, an estimated F4, that devastates Heber Springs, Arkansas. There are 51 deaths in Arkansas alone, 76 deaths and over 400 injuries in all.

1936-In Berlin -Nazi Germany|Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, agreeing to consult on measures "to safeguard their common interests" in the case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation. The pact is renewed on the same day five years later with additional signatories.

1940- World War II -First flight of the de Havilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.

1941- HMS Barham (04) -was sunk by a German torpedo during World War II.

1943-World War II: Statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina -is re-established at the ZAVNOBiH|State Anti-Fascist Council for the People's Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

1947- Second Red Scare|Red Scare -The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios.

1947-New Zealand ratifies the Statute of Westminster 1931|Statute of Westminster -and thus becomes independent of legislative control by the United Kingdom.

1950-The Great Appalachian Storm of November 1950 -known at the time as the "Storm of the Century", strikes New England with hurricane force winds resulting in massive forest blow-downs and storm surge damage along the Northeast coast including New York City. This storm also brings blizzard conditions to the Appalachian Mountains and Ohio Valley, becoming one of the worst storms of all time. 353 people die in the event.

1952- Agatha Christie -s murder-mystery play ''The Mousetrap'' opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. It will become the West End theatre#Long-running shows|longest continuously-running play in history.

1952- Korean War -After 42 days of fighting, the Battle of Triangle Hill ends as American and South Korean units abandon their attempt to capture the "Iron Triangle (Korea)|Iron Triangle".

1958- French Sudan -gains Autonomous entity|autonomy as a self-governing member of the French Community.

1960-The Mirabal sisters -of the Dominican Republic are assassination|assassinated.

1970-In Japan, author Yukio Mishima -and one compatriot commit ritualistic seppuku after an unsuccessful coup attempt.

1973- George Papadopoulos -head of the military Greek military junta of 1967–1974|Regime of the Colonels in Greece, is ousted in a hardliners' coup led by Brigadier General Dimitrios Ioannidis.

1975- Suriname -gains independence from the Netherlands.

1977-Former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. -is found guilty by the Philippine Military tribunal|Military Commission No. 2 and is sentenced to death by firing squad.

1981- Pope John Paul II -appoints Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI) Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

1984-Thirty-six top musicians gather in a Notting Hill -studio and record Band Aid (band)|Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas" in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.

1986- Iran Contra Affair -U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contras|Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

1986-The King Fahd Causeway -is officially opened in the Persian Gulf.

1987- Typhoon Nina (1987)|Typhoon Nina -pummels the Philippines with Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale|category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that destroys entire villages. At least 1,036 deaths are attributed to the storm.

1992-The Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia -votes to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with effect from January 1, 1993.

1996-An ice storm -strikes the central U.S., killing 26 people. A powerful windstorm affects Florida and winds gust over 90 mph, toppling trees and flipping trailers.

1999-The United Nations -establishes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to commemorate the murder of three Mirabal sisters for resistance against the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic.

2000-The 2000 Baku earthquake -with a Richter magnitude of 7.0, leaves 26 people dead in Baku, Azerbaijan, and becomes the strongest earthquake in the region in 158 years.

2008- Cyclone Nisha (2008)|Cyclone Nisha -strikes northern Sri Lanka, killing 15 people and displacing 90,000 others while dealing the region the highest rainfall in nine decades.

2009- 2009 Jeddah floods -Freak rains swamp the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, during an ongoing Hajj pilgrimage. 3,000 cars are swept away and 122 people perish in the torrents, with 350 others missing.

Famous Birthdays

1454- Catherine Cornaro -Greek wife of James II of Cyprus (d. 1510)

1562- Lope de Vega -Spanish playwright and poet (d. 1635)

1577- Piet Pieterszoon Hein -Dutch admiral (d. 1629)

1609- Henrietta Maria of France -(d. 1669)

1638- Catherine of Braganza -(d. 1705)

1666- Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri -Italian violin maker (d. 1740)

1697- Maria Karolina Sobieska -Polish daughter of Countess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg (d. 1740)

1703- Jean-François Séguier -French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)

1752- Johann Friedrich Reichardt -German composer and critic (d. 1814)

1758- John Armstrong, Jr. -American soldier and politician (d. 1843)

1778- Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck -English author (d. 1856)

1787- Franz Xaver Gruber -Austrian organist and composer (d. 1863)

1814- Julius Robert von Mayer -German physician and physicist (d. 1878)

1815- William Sawyer (politician)|William Sawyer -Canadian merchant and politician (d. 1904)

1817- John Bigelow -American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1911)

1835- Andrew Carnegie -Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)

1841- Ernst Schröder -German mathematician (d. 1902)

1843- Henry Ware Eliot -American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)

1844- Karl Benz -German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (d. 1929)

1845- José Maria de Eça de Queirós -Portuguese-French journalist and author (d. 1900)

1846- Carrie Nation -American activist (d. 1911)

1858- Alfred Capus -French journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1922)

1862- Ethelbert Nevin -American pianist and composer (d. 1901)

1862- Gustaf Söderström -Swedish tug of war competitor (d. 1958)

1867- Talaat Harb -Egyptian economist, founded the Banque Misr (d. 1941)

1868- Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse -(d. 1937)

1869- Ben Lindsey (jurist)|Ben Lindsey -American judge (d. 1934)

1870- Winthrop Ames -American director, producer, and playwright (d. 1937)

1872- Robert Maysack -American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1960)

1873- Albert Henry Krehbiel -American painter and illustrator (d. 1945)

1874- Joe Gans -American boxer (d. 1910)

1876- Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha -(d. 1936)

1880- John Flynn (minister)|John Flynn -Australian minister, founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (d. 1951)

1880- Elsie J. Oxenham -English author (d. 1960)

1881- Jacob Fichman -Romanian-Israeli poet and critic (d. 1958)

1881- Pope John XXIII -(d. 1963)

1883- Harvey Spencer Lewis -American mystic and author (d. 1939)

1883- Percy Marmont -English actor (d. 1977)

1883- Merrill C. Meigs -American publisher (d. 1968)

1887- Nikolai Vavilov -Russian botanist and geneticist (d. 1943)

1890- Isaac Rosenberg -English soldier and poet (d. 1918)

1891- Ōnishiki Uichirō -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 26th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1941)

1893- Joseph Wood Krutch -American author and critic (d. 1970)

1895- Wilhelm Kempff -German pianist and composer (d. 1991)

1895- Helen Hooven Santmyer -American poet (d. 1986)

1895- Ludvík Svoboda -Czech general and politician, 8th President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1979)

1896- Albertus Soegijapranata -Indonesian archbishop (d. 1963)

1896- Virgil Thomson -American composer and critic (d. 1989)

1898- Debaki Bose -Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1971)

1898- Aarne Viisimaa -Estonian tenor and director (d. 1989)

1900- Rudolf Höss -German SS officer (d. 1947)

1901- Arthur Liebehenschel -German SS officer (d. 1948)

1902- Eddie Shore -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1985)

1904- Lillian Copeland -American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1964)

1904- Ba Jin -Chinese author (d. 2005)

1904- Toni Ortelli -Italian composer and conductor (d. 2000)

1907- John Stuart Hindmarsh -English race car driver and pilot (d. 1938)

1909- P. D. Eastman -American author and illustrator (d. 1986)

1911- Roelof Frankot -Dutch painter and photographer (d. 1984)

1913- Lewis Thomas -American physician, etymologist, and educator (d. 1993)

1914- Joe DiMaggio -American baseball player and coach (d. 1999)

1914- Léon Zitrone -Russian-French journalist (d. 1995)

1915- Augusto Pinochet -Chilean general and politician, 30th President of Chile (d. 2006)

1915- Armando Villanueva -Peruvian politician, 121st Prime Minister of Peru (d. 2013)

1917- Luigi Poggi -Italian cardinal (d. 2010)

1919- Norman Tokar -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)

1920- Ricardo Montalbán -Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (d. 2009)

1920- Noel Neill -American actress

1920- Putra of Perlis -(d. 2000)

1922- Shelagh Fraser -English actress (d. 2000)

1922- Gloria Lasso -Spanish-French singer (d. 2005)

1923- Mauno Koivisto -Finnish banker and politician, 9th President of Finland

1924- Paul Desmond -American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)

1924- Takaaki Yoshimoto -Japanese poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 2012)

1926- Poul Anderson -American author (d. 2001)

1926- Jeffrey Hunter -American actor and producer (d. 1969)

1926- Ranganath Misra -Indian jurist, 21st Chief Justice of India (d. 2012)

1927- John K. Cooley -American journalist and author (d. 2008)

1929- Judy Crichton -American director and producer (d. 2007)

1931- Nat Adderley -American cornet and trumpet player (d. 2000)

1932- Takayo Fischer -American actress and singer

1933- Kathryn Crosby -American actress and singer

1936- Trisha Brown -American dancer and choreographer

1938- Rosanna Schiaffino -Italian actress (d. 2009)

1939- Martin Feldstein -American economist and academic

1939- Eleni Karaindrou -Greek composer

1940- Reinhard Furrer -Austrian-German physicist and astronaut (d. 1995)

1940- Joe Gibbs -American football player and coach

1940- Jan Jongbloed -Dutch footballer and coach

1940- Karl Offmann -Mauritian politician, 3rd List of Presidents of Mauritius|President of Mauritius

1941- Christos Papanikolaou -Greek pole vaulter

1941- Gerald Seymour -English journalist and author

1941- Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi -Pakistani spiritual leader and author

1941- Percy Sledge -American singer

1942- Bob Lind -American singer-songwriter

1942- Mimis Papaioannou -Greek footballer and manager

1943- Jerry Portnoy -American singer-songwriter and harmonica player

1944- Bev Bevan -English drummer (The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, and ELO Part II)

1944- Maarten 't Hart -Dutch biologist, ethologist, and author

1944- Ben Stein -American actor, lawyer, and author

1945- Gail Collins -American journalist and author

1945- Patrick Nagel -American illustrator (d. 1984)

1945- George Webster (American football)|George Webster -American football player (d. 2007)

1946- Marc Brown (author)|Marc Brown -American author and illustrator

1946- Mike Doyle (footballer)|Mike Doyle -English footballer (d. 2011)

1947- Jonathan Kaplan -French-American director and producer

1947- John Larroquette -American actor, director, and producer

1947- Tracey Walter -American actor

1948- Jacques Dupuis (politician)|Jacques Dupuis -Canadian lawyer and politician, 14th Deputy Premier of Quebec

1948- Lars Eighner -American author

1949- Kerry O'Keeffe -Australian cricketer and sportscaster

1950- Chris Claremont -English-American author

1950- Giorgio Faletti -Italian author, screenwriter, and actor (d. 2014)

1950- Alexis Wright -Australian author

1951- Bucky Dent -American baseball player and manager

1951- Charlaine Harris -American author

1951- Bill Morrissey -American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

1951- Arturo Pérez-Reverte -Spanish author and journalist

1951- Johnny Rep -Dutch footballer and manager

1952- Crescent Dragonwagon -American author and educator

1952- Imran Khan -Pakistani cricketer and politician

1952- John Lynch (New Hampshire)|John Lynch -American businessman and politician, 80th Governor of New Hampshire

1952- Herschel Savage -American porn actor and director

1952- Gabriele Oriali -Italian footballer

1953- Graham Eadie -Australian rugby player and coach

1953- Mark Frost -American author, screenwriter, and producer

1953- Jeffrey Skilling -American businessman

1955- Kurt Niedermayer -German footballer and manager

1955- Connie Palmen -Dutch author

1955- Bruno Tonioli -Italian dancer and choreographer

1955- Don Hahn -American film producer

1956- Hélène Goudin -Belgian-Swedish politician

1956- Kalle Randalu -Estonian pianist and educator

1957- Bob Ehrlich -American lawyer and politician, 60th Governor of Maryland

1959- Charles Kennedy -Scottish journalist and politician

1959- Steve Rothery -English guitarist and songwriter (Marillion and The Wishing Tree)

1960- Amy Grant -American singer-songwriter and actress

1960- John F. Kennedy, Jr. -American lawyer, journalist, and publisher, co-founded ''George (magazine)|George Magazine'' (d. 1999)

1960- Amy Gibson -American actress and businesswoman

1961- Paul Comstive -English footballer (d. 2013)

1962- Gilbert Delorme -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1962- Hironobu Sakaguchi -Japanese game designer, founded Mistwalker

1963- Kevin Chamberlin -American actor

1963- Holly Cole -Canadian singer

1963- Chip Kelly -American football player and coach

1963- Bernie Kosar -American football player and sportscaster

1963- Ago Silde -Estonian politician

1964- Mark Lanegan -American singer-songwriter (Screaming Trees and The Gutter Twins)

1964- Bert van Vlaanderen -Dutch runner

1965- Cris Carter -American football player, coach, and sportscaster

1965- Dougray Scott -Scottish actor and producer

1966- Tim Armstrong -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Rancid (band)|Rancid, The Transplants, Devils Brigade, Operation Ivy (band)|Operation Ivy, Dance Hall Crashers)

1966- Billy Burke (actor)|Billy Burke -American actor

1967- Kazuya Nakai -Japanese voice actor

1967- Anthony Nesty -Trinidadian-Surinamese swimmer and coach

1967- Rodney Sheppard -American guitarist (Sugar Ray)

1967- Gregg Turkington -Australian-American comedian and singer (Zip Code Rapists)

1968- Jacqueline Hennessy -Canadian actress and journalist

1968- Jill Hennessy -Canadian actress and singer

1968- Galin Nikov -Bulgarian pole vaulter

1968- Erick Sermon -American rapper and producer (EPMD)

1969- Dexter Jackson (bodybuilder)|Dexter Jackson -American bodybuilder

1971- Christina Applegate -American actress, singer, and producer

1971- Magnus Arvedson -Swedish ice hockey player and coach

1972- Deepa Marathe -Indian cricketer

1972- Mark Morton (musician)|Mark Morton -American guitarist and songwriter (Lamb of God (band)|Lamb of God)

1973- Steven de Jongh -Dutch cyclist

1973- Octavio Dotel -Dominican baseball player

1973- Erick Strickland -American basketball player

1973- Eddie Steeples -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1974- Kenneth Mitchell (actor)|Kenneth Mitchell -Canadian actor

1975- Abdelkader Benali -Moroccan-Dutch journalist and author

1975- Kristian Nairn -Irish actor and DJ

1976- Clint Mathis -American soccer player and coach

1976- Donovan McNabb -American football player and sportscaster

1976- Olena Vitrychenko -Ukrainian gymnast

1977- Guillermo Cañas -Argentinian tennis player

1977- Marcus Marshall -Australian race car driver

1978- Ringo Sheena -Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (Tokyo Jihen)

1979- Thea Gilmore -English singer-songwriter

1979- Michael Lehan -American football player

1980- Valerie Azlynn -American actress

1980- John-Michael Liles -American ice hockey player

1980- Josh Mathews -American wrestler and sportscaster

1980- Aaron Mokoena -South African footballer

1980- Alviro Petersen -South African cricketer

1980- Murray SawChuck -Canadian-American magician, comedian, and actor

1980- Nick Swisher -American baseball player

1980- Steffen Thier -German rugby player

1981- Xabi Alonso -Spanish footballer

1981- Lee Bum-Ho -South Korean baseball player

1981- Barbara Pierce Bush -American activist

1981- Jenna Bush Hager -American journalist and author

1981- Jared Jeffries -American basketball player

1981- Maurício Rua -Brazilian mixed martial artist

1981- Chevon Troutman -American basketball player

1983- Joey Chestnut -American competitive eater

1983- Kirsty Crawford -Scottish singer-songwriter and actress

1983- Jhulan Goswami -Indian cricketer

1984- Peter Siddle -Australian cricketer

1984- Gaspard Ulliel -French model and actor

1985- Dan Carpenter -American football player

1985- Remona Fransen -Dutch pentathlete

1986- Katie Cassidy -American actress and singer

1986- Craig Gardner -English footballer

1986- Amber Hagerman -American murder victim, inspired the AMBER Alert (d. 1996)

1987- Dolla (rapper)|Dolla -American rapper (d. 2009)

1988- Nodar Kumaritashvili -Georgian luger (d. 2010)

1988- Jay Spearing -English footballer

1989- Tom Dice -Belgian singer-songwriter

1990- Rye Rye -American rapper, dancer, and actress

1991- Jamie Grace -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

1991- Luca Tremolada -Italian footballer

1991- Kevin Woo -American-South Korean singer and dancer (U-KISS and Xing (band)|Xing)

1992- Ana Bogdan -Romanian tennis player

1992- Martin del Rosario -Filipino actor

1992- Zack Shada -American actor

1993- Danny Kent -English motorcycle racer

History of Deaths

1034- Malcolm II of Scotland -(b. 954)

1120- William Adelin -English son of Henry I of England (b. 1104)

1185- Pope Lucius III -(b. 1097)

1326- Prince Koreyasu -Japanese shogun (b. 1264)

1374- Philip II, Prince of Taranto -(b. 1329)

1456- Jacques Cœur -French merchant and banker (b. 1395)

1517- Marcus Musurus -Greek philosopher and scholar (b. 1470)

1560- Andrea Doria -Italian admiral (b. 1466)

1626- Edward Alleyn -English actor (b. 1566)

1694- Ismaël Bullialdus -French astronomer and mathematician (b. 1605)

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

1748- Isaac Watts -English hymnwriter and theologian (b. 1674)

1755- Johann Georg Pisendel -German violinist and composer (b. 1687)

1785- Richard Glover (poet)|Richard Glover -English poet and politician (b. 1712)

1865- Heinrich Barth -German explorer and scholar (b. 1821)

1884- Hermann Kolbe -German chemist and academic (b. 1818)

1885- Thomas A. Hendricks -American lawyer and politician, 21st Vice President of the United States (b. 1819)

1885- Alfonso XII of Spain -(b. 1857)

1907- George Sheldon (diver)|George Sheldon -American diver (b. 1874)

1909- Edward P. Allen -American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)

1920- Gaston Chevrolet -French-American race car driver (b. 1892)

1944- Kenesaw Mountain Landis -American lawyer and judge (b. 1866)

1948- Kanbun Uechi -Japanese martial artist (b. 1877)

1949- Bill Robinson -American actor and dancer (b. 1878)

1950- Johannes V. Jensen -Danish author and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)

1950- Gustaf John Ramstedt -Finnish linguist and diplomat (b. 1873)

1955- Herman Hoogland -Dutch draughts player (b. 1891)

1955- Louis Lachenal -French mountaineer (b. 1921)

1956- Alexander Dovzhenko -Ukrainian-Russian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)

1957- Prince George of Greece and Denmark -(b. 1869)

1959- Gérard Philipe -French actor (b. 1922)

1961- Hubert Van Innis -Belgian archer (b. 1866)

1963- Alexander Marinesko -Russian lieutenant (b. 1913)

1965- Myra Hess -English pianist and educator (b. 1890)

1968- Upton Sinclair -American journalist, author, and politician (b. 1878)

1968- Paul Siple -American geographer and explorer (b. 1908)

1970- Yukio Mishima -Japanese author, actor, and director (b. 1925)

1972- Henri Coandă -Romanian engineer, designed the Coandă-1910 (b. 1886)

1973- Laurence Harvey -Lithuanian-English actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)

1974- Nick Drake -Burmese-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)

1974- U Thant -Burmese diplomat, 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations (b. 1909)

1978- Elaine Esposito -American coma victim (b. 1934)

1981- Jack Albertson -American actor and singer (b. 1907)

1984- Yashwantrao Chavan -Indian politician, 5th Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1913)

1985- Geoffrey Grigson -English poet and critic (b. 1905)

1985- Franz Hildebrandt -German pastor and theologian (b. 1909)

1985- Ray Jablonski -American baseball player (b. 1926)

1987- Harold Washington -American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1922)

1989- Alva R. Fitch -American general (b. 1907)

1990- Merab Mamardashvili -Georgian philosopher and academic (b. 1930)

1991- Eleanor Audley -American actress and singer (b. 1905)

1995- Alan Nicholls -English footballer (b. 1973)

1995- Léon Zitrone -Russian-French journalist (b. 1914)

1997- Hastings Banda -Malawian physician and politician, 1st President of Malawi (b. 1898)

1998- Nelson Goodman -American philosopher and academic (b. 1906)

1998- Flip Wilson -American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1933)

1999- Valentín Campa -Mexican union leader and politician (b. 1904)

2000- Hugh Alexander (baseball)|Hugh Alexander -American baseball player and scout (b. 1917)

2001- Harry Devlin -American painter and illustrator (b. 1918)

2002- Karel Reisz -Czech-English director and producer (b. 1926)

2005- George Best -Irish-English footballer (b. 1946)

2005- Richard Burns -English race car driver (b. 1971)

2006- Luciano Bottaro -Italian illustrator (b. 1931)

2006- Valentín Elizalde -Mexican singer-songwriter (b. 1979)

2006- Phyllis Fraser -American actress and publisher, co-founded Beginner Books (b. 1916)

2006- Kenneth M. Taylor -American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1919)

2006- Antonis Vratsanos -Greek soldier (b. 1919)

2007- Peter Lipton -American philosopher and academic (b. 1954)

2010- Alfred Balk -American journalist and author (b. 1930)

2010- Peter Christopherson -English keyboard player, songwriter, and director (Soisong, Coil (band)|Coil, and Throbbing Gristle) (b. 1955)

2010- C. Scott Littleton -American anthropologist and academic (b. 1933)

2010- Bernard Matthews -English businessman, founded Bernard Matthews Farms (b. 1930)

2011- Vasily Alekseyev -Russian weightlifter and coach (b. 1942)

2011- Coco Robicheaux -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)

2012- Juan Carlos Calderón -Spanish singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

2012- Earl Carroll (vocalist)|Earl Carroll -American singer (The Cadillacs and The Coasters) (b. 1937)

2012- Lars Hörmander -Swedish mathematician and educator (b. 1931)

2012- Dave Sexton -English footballer and manager (b. 1930)

2012- Dinah Sheridan -English actress (b. 1920)

2012- Lary J. Swoboda -American educator and politician (b. 1939)

2012- Jim Temp -American football player and businessman (b. 1933)

2012- Simeon ten Holt -Dutch composer (b. 1923)

2012- Carlisle Towery -American basketball player (b. 1920)

2013- William Adam (trumpeter)|William Adam -American trumpet player and educator (b. 1917)

2013- Lou Brissie -American baseball player (b. 1924)

2013- Ricardo Fort -Argentinian businessman (b. 1968)

2013- Bill Foulkes -English footballer and manager (b. 1932)

2013- Chico Hamilton -American drummer and bandleader (b. 1921)

2013- Greg Kovacs -Canadian bodybuilder (b. 1968)

2013- Joel Lane -English author, poet, and critic (b. 1963)

2013- Egon Lánský -Czech journalist and politician (b. 1934)

2013- Chae Myung-shin -South Korean general (b. 1926)

2013- Al Plastino -American author and illustrator (b. 1921)