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587- Treaty of Andelot -King Guntram of Kingdom of Burgundy|Burgundy recognizes Childebert II as his heir.
936- Shi Jingtang -is enthroned as the first emperor of the Later Jin (Five Dynasties)|Later Jin by Emperor Taizong of Liao, following a revolt against Li Congke|Emperor Fei of Later Tang.
1095-On the last day of the Council of Clermont -Pope Urban II appoints Bishop Adhemar of Le Puy and Counts of Toulouse|Count Raymond IV of Toulouse to lead the First Crusade to the Holy Land.
1443- Skanderbeg -and his forces liberate Kruja in central Albania and raise the Flag of Albania|Albanian flag.
1520-After navigating through Strait of Magellan|a strait at the southern end of South America -three ships under the command of Portugal|Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first European ships to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
1582-In Stratford-upon-Avon -William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare's wife)|Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage licence.
1627-The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Navy -has its greatest and last victory in the Battle of Oliwa.
1660-At Gresham College -twelve men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society.
1666-At least 3,000 men of the Scottish Royal Army led by Tam Dalyell of the Binns -defeat about 900 Covenanter rebels in the Battle of Rullion Green.
1785-The Treaty of Hopewell -is signed.
1811- Beethoven -s Piano Concerto No. 5 (Beethoven)|Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
1814-'' The Times -' in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the Germany|German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
1821- Public holidays in Panama|Panama Independence Day -Panama separates from Spain and joins Gran Colombia.
1828- Greek War of Independence -The French Morea expedition to recapture Morea (now the Peloponnese) ends when the last Ottoman forces depart the peninsula.
1843- Kingdom of Hawaii#Anglo-Franco Proclamation|Ka Lā Hui (Hawaiian Independence Day) -The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
1862- American Civil War -In the Battle of Cane Hill, Union (American Civil War)|Union troops under General James G. Blunt defeat General John Marmaduke's Confederates.
1885-Bulgarian victory in the Serbo-Bulgarian War -preserves the Unification of Bulgaria.
1893- New Zealand -becomes the first country in which women vote in a national election.
1895-The Chicago Times-Herald race|first American automobile race -takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park (Chicago)|Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.
1899-The Second Boer War -a British column is engaged by Boer forces at the Battle of Modder River; although the Boers withdraw, the British suffer heavy casualties.
1905-Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith -founds History of Sinn Féin|Sinn Féin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland.
1907-In Haverhill, Massachusetts -scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.
1909- Sergei Rachmaninoff -makes the debut performance of his Piano Concerto No. 3 (Rachmaninoff)|Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical music|classical repertoire.
1910-The Liberal Party, led by Eleftherios Venizelos -wins the Greek legislative election, November 1910|second Greek general election of the year.
1912- Albania -Albanian Declaration of Independence|declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
1914- World War I -Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for Bond (finance)|bond trading.
1917-The Estonian Provincial Assembly -declares itself the sovereign power of Estonia.
1918- Bukovina -votes for union with the Kingdom of Romania.
1919- Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor|Lady Astor -is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom|House of Commons. (Constance Markievicz|Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)
1920- Irish War of Independence -Kilmichael Ambush
1925-The Grand Ole Opry -begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee, as the ''WSM Barn Dance''.
1942-In Boston, Massachusetts -a fire in the Cocoanut Grove fire|Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 492 people.
1943- World War II -Tehran Conference
1958- Chad -the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French colonial empire|French Community.
1960- Mauritania -becomes independent of France.
1964- Mariner program -NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars.
1964- Vietnam War -United States National Security Council|National Security Council members agree to recommend that President of the United States|U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam.
1965-Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's call for "more flags" in Vietnam -Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.
1966- Michel Micombero -overthrows the monarchy of Burundi and makes himself the List of Presidents of Burundi|first president.
1971-Fred Quilt, a leader of the Tsilhqot'in -First Nation Fred Quilt inquiry|suffers severe abdominal injuries allegedly caused by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers; he dies two days later.
1971- Wasfi al-Tal -Prime Minister of Jordan, is assassinated by the Black September (group)|Black September unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1972-Last executions in Paris: Claude Buffet -and Roger Bontems are guillotined at La Santé Prison. The chief executioner is André Obrecht. (Bontems had been found innocent of murder, but as Buffet's accomplice was condemned to death anyway)
1975- East Timor -declares its independence from Portugal.
1979- Air New Zealand Flight 901 -a McDonnell Douglas DC-10|DC-10 sightseeing flight over Antarctica, crashes into Mount Erebus, killing all 257 people on board.
1980- Iran–Iraq War -Operation Morvarid
1981- Our Lady of Kibeho -Schoolchildren in Kibeho, Rwanda, experience the first of a series of Marian apparitions.
1987- South African Airways Flight 295 -crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on board.
1989- Cold War -Velvet Revolution
1991- South Ossetia -declares independence from Georgia (country)|Georgia.
2002-Suicide bombers 2002 Mombasa attacks|blow up -an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya; their colleagues fail in their attempt to bring down Arkia Israel Airlines Flight 582 with surface-to-air missiles.
2013-A 2013 Borazjan earthquake|5.6 earthquake -in Iran kills seven people and injures 45.
1118- Manuel I Komnenos -Byzantine emperor (d. 1180)
1489- Margaret Tudor -English wife of James IV of Scotland (d. 1541)
1570- James Whitelocke -English judge and politician, Chief Justice of Chester (d. 1632)
1598- Hans Nansen -Danish politician (d. 1667)
1628- John Bunyan -English preacher and author (d. 1688)
1632- Jean-Baptiste Lully -Italian-French composer and manager (d. 1687)
1640- Willem de Vlamingh -Flemish captain and explorer (d. 1698)
1661- Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon -English-American politician, 14th Colonial Governor of New York (d. 1723)
1681- Jean Cavalier -French rebel leader (d. 1740)
1700- Nathaniel Bliss -English astronomer and mathematician (d. 1764)
1700- Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach -(d. 1770)
1757- William Blake -English poet and painter (d. 1827)
1772- Luke Howard -English chemist and meteorologist (d. 1864)
1785- Victor de Broglie (1785–1870)|Victor de Broglie -French politician, 9th Prime Minister of France (d. 1870)
1792- Victor Cousin -French philosopher and academic (d. 1867)
1793- Carl Jonas Love Almqvist -Swedish poet, composer, and critic (d. 1866)
1805- John Lloyd Stephens -American archeologist and explorer (d. 1852)
1810- William Froude -English engineer and architect (d. 1879)
1820- Friedrich Engels -German-English philosopher and author (d. 1895)
1829- Anton Rubinstein -Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1894)
1837- John Wesley Hyatt -American engineer (d. 1920)
1853- Helen Magill White -American academic (d. 1944)
1857- Alfonso XII of Spain -(d. 1885)
1864- James Allen (author)|James Allen -English author and poet (d. 1912)
1864- Lindley Miller Garrison -American lawyer and politician, 46th United States Secretary of War (d. 1932)
1866- Henry Bacon -American architect, designed the Lincoln Memorial (d. 1924)
1876- Bert Vogler -South African cricketer (d. 1946)
1880- Alexander Blok -Russian poet and playwright (d. 1921)
1881- Stefan Zweig -Austrian author, playwright, and journalist (d. 1942)
1887- Ernst Röhm -German soldier, co-founded the Sturmabteilung (d. 1934)
1891- Gregorio Perfecto -Filipino journalist, jurist, and politician (d. 1949)
1894- Henry Hazlitt -American economist and philosopher (d. 1993)
1895- José Iturbi -Spanish pianist and conductor (d. 1980)
1896- Dawn Powell -American author and playwright (d. 1965)
1896- Lilia Skala -Austrian-American actress (d. 1994)
1903- Gladys O'Connor -English-Canadian actress (d. 2012)
1904- James Eastland -American planter and politician (d. 1986)
1904- Nancy Mitford -English journalist and author (d. 1973)
1907- Rose Bampton -American soprano and educator (d. 2007)
1907- Alberto Moravia -Italian journalist and author (d. 1990)
1908- Michael Adekunle Ajasin -Nigerian politician, 3rd Governor of Ondo State (d. 1997)
1908- Claude Lévi-Strauss -Belgian-French anthropologist and ethnologist (d. 2009)
1910- Elsie Quarterman -American ecologist and academic (d. 2014)
1911- Václav Renč -Czech poet and playwright (d. 1973)
1912- Morris Louis -American painter (d. 1962)
1915- Evald Okas -Estonian painter (d. 2011)
1915- Yves Thériault -Canadian author (d. 1983)
1916- Lilian, Princess of Réthy -(d. 2002)
1916- Ramón José Velásquez -Venezuelan journalist, lawyer, and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2014)
1923- Gloria Grahame -American actress and singer (d. 1981)
1923- James Karen -American actor
1924- Dennis Brutus -South African journalist, poet, and educator (d. 2009)
1925- József Bozsik -Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1978)
1927- Chuck Mitchell -American actor (d. 1992)
1928- Arthur Melvin Okun -American economist and academic (d. 1980)
1928- Piet Steenbergen -Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2010)
1929- Berry Gordy|Berry Gordy, Jr. -American songwriter and producer, founded Motown|Motown Records
1931- Dervla Murphy -Irish cyclist and author
1931- Tomi Ungerer -French author and illustrator
1931- Ed Young (illustrator)|Ed Young -Chinese-American author and illustrator
1932- Gato Barbieri -Argentinian saxophonist and composer
1932- Terence Frisby -English author and playwright
1933- Joe Knollenberg -American soldier and politician
1933- Hope Lange -American actress (d. 2003)
1935- Masahito, Prince Hitachi -of Japan
1935- Randolph Stow -Australian-English author and poet (d. 2010)
1936- Gary Hart -American lawyer and politician
1936- Celin Romero -Spanish-American guitarist (The Romeros)
1940- Bruce Channel -American singer-songwriter
1941- Laura Antonelli -Croatian-Italian actress
1942- Manolo Blahnik -Spanish-English shoe designer
1942- Paul Warfield -American football player
1943- Randy Newman -American singer-songwriter and pianist
1944- Rita Mae Brown -American author, poet, and screenwriter
1944- R. B. Greaves -Guyanese-American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
1944- Timothy Krajcir -American serial killer
1945- Franklin Drilon -Filipino politician, Senate President of the Philippines
1946- Joe Dante -American director and producer
1947- Michel Berger -French singer-songwriter (d. 1992)
1947- Maria Farantouri -Greek singer and politician
1948- Beeb Birtles -Dutch-Australian guitarist (Little River Band, Mississippi (band)|Mississippi, Zoot (band)|Zoot, Birtles Shorrock Goble, and Birtles & Goble)
1948- Alan Lightman -American physicist, academic, and author
1948- Dick Morris -American political consultant, journalist, and author
1949- Alexander Godunov -Russian-American actor and dancer (d. 1995)
1949- Paul Shaffer -Canadian-American actor, keyboard player, and bandleader
1950- Ed Harris -American actor and producer
1950- Russell Alan Hulse -American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate
1950- Peeter Torop -Estonian semiotician
1951- Barbara Morgan -American educator and astronaut
1952- S. Epatha Merkerson -American actress
1953- Alistair Darling -English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
1953- Sixto Lezcano -Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
1953- Gordon Marsden -English politician
1955- Alessandro Altobelli -Italian footballer and sportscaster
1955- Jeffrey Byron -American actor and screenwriter
1955- Adem Jashari -Kosovo commander (d. 1998)
1956- Fiona Armstrong -English-Scottish journalist and author
1957- Peeter Järvelaid -Estonian historian and scholar
1957- David Van Day -English singer (Dollar (band)|Dollar, Guys 'n' Dolls, and Bucks Fizz (band)|Bucks Fizz)
1958- Kriss Akabusi -English sprinter and hurdler
1958- Dave Righetti -American baseball player and coach
1959- Nancy Charest -Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1959- Judd Nelson -American actor
1959- Stephen Roche -Irish cyclist
1960- Jorge Domecq -Spanish diplomat
1960- John Galliano -Gibraltarian-English fashion designer
1960- Andy Ritchie (English footballer)|Andy Ritchie -English footballer and manager
1960- Kenny Wharton -English footballer and coach
1961- Martin Clunes -English actor, singer, and director
1961- Alfonso Cuarón -Mexican director, producer, and screenwriter
1961- John Fenty -English businessman
1961- Jane Sibbett -American actress and producer
1962- Matt Cameron -American drummer (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Skin Yard, Temple of the Dog, Hater (band)|Hater, and Wellwater Conspiracy)
1962- Paul Dinello -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1962- Juan Carlos Rosero -Ecuadorian cyclist (d. 2013)
1962- Jon Stewart -American comedian, actor, and television host
1963- Jesús Ledesma Aguilar -Mexican murderer (d. 2006)
1963- Armando Iannucci -Scottish comedian, actor, director, and producer
1963- Andrew Jones (politician)|Andrew Jones -English politician
1963- Johnny Newman -American basketball player
1963- Walt Weiss -American baseball player and manager
1964- Michael Bennet -American lawyer and politician
1964- John Burkett -American baseball player and bowler
1964- Roy Tarpley -American basketball player
1964- Sian Williams -English-Welsh journalist
1965- Erwin Mortier -Belgian author and poet
1965- Matt Williams (third baseman)|Matt Williams -American baseball player and manager
1966- Dominic Chappell -English race car driver
1966- Helen Fospero -English journalist
1966- Sam Seder -American actor, director, and producer
1967- Chris Heaton-Harris -English politician
1967- José del Solar -Peruvian footballer and manager
1967- Anna Nicole Smith -American model and actress (d. 2007)
1967- Stephnie Weir -American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1968- Dawn Robinson -American singer (En Vogue)
1968- Darren Bett -English television host
1969- Robb Nen -American baseball player and manager
1969- Valeri Nikitin (wrestler)|Valeri Nikitin -Estonian wrestler
1969- Lexington Steele -American porn actor, director, and producer
1970- Álex López Morón -Spanish tennis player
1970- Richard Osman -English television host, director, and producer
1971- Fenriz -Norwegian singer-songwriter (Darkthrone, Storm (Norwegian band)|Storm, Dødheimsgard, Neptune Towers, and Isengard (band)|Isengard)
1971- Rob Conway -American wrestler
1972- Paulo Figueiredo -Angolan footballer
1972- Anastasia Kelesidou -Greek discus thrower
1972- Jesper Strömblad -Swedish guitarist and songwriter (In Flames, Dimension Zero (Swedish band)|Dimension Zero, Sinergy, Ceremonial Oath, and All Ends)
1973- Jade Puget -American guitarist and producer (AFI (band)|AFI, Blaqk Audio, and Redemption 87)
1974- apl.de.ap -Filipino-American rapper and producer (The Black Eyed Peas)
1974- Styles P -American rapper (The LOX)
1974- Kristian Schmid -Australian actor
1974- András Tölcséres -Hungarian footballer and manager
1975- Seffy Efrati -Israeli bass player (Blackfield and Monica Sex)
1975- Eka Kurniawan -Indonesian journalist and author
1975- Sunny Mabrey -American actress
1975- Takashi Shimoda -Japanese footballer
1975- Park Sung-Bae -South Korean footballer
1975- Sigurd Wongraven -Norwegian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Satyricon (band)|Satyricon)
1976- Ryan Kwanten -Australian actor
1977- Marlon Broomes -English footballer
1977- Fabio Grosso -Italian footballer
1977- Acer Nethercott -English rower (d. 2013)
1977- Gavin Rae -Scottish footballer
1977- Greg Somerville -New Zealand rugby player
1977- DeMya Walker -American basketball player
1978- Brent Albright -American wrestler
1978- Darryl Flahavan -English footballer
1978- Aimee Garcia -American actress
1978- Freddie Mitchell -American football player
1978- Mehdi Nafti -Tunisian footballer
1978- Michael Simpkins -English footballer
1978- Haytham Tambal -Sudanese footballer
1979- Chamillionaire -American rapper, producer, and actor (The Color Changin' Click)
1979- Olcay Çetinkaya -Turkish footballer
1979- Daniel Henney -American actor
1979- Katarzyna Strączy -Polish tennis player
1980- Lisa Middelhauve -German singer-songwriter (Xandria)
1980- Stuart Taylor (footballer born 1980)|Stuart Taylor -English footballer
1981- Jacqui Ainsley -English model
1981- Sharon Needles -American drag queen performer
1981- Brian Tevreden (footballer born 1981)|Brian Tevreden -Dutch footballer
1982- Leandro Barbosa -Brazilian basketball player
1982- Chris Harris (speedway rider)|Chris Harris -English motorcycle racer
1982- Raido Villers -Estonian basketball player
1983- Tyler Glenn -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Neon Trees)
1983- Summer Rae -American model, football player and wrestler
1983- Édouard Roger-Vasselin -French tennis player
1983- Nelson Haedo Valdez -Paraguayan footballer
1984- Andrew Bogut -Australian basketball player
1984- Marc-Andre Fleury -Canadian ice hockey player
1984- Joross Gamboa -Filipino actor
1984- Trey Songz -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1984- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -American actress and producer
1985- Esha Gupta -Indian model and actress
1985- Mike Kostka -Canadian ice hockey player
1985- Caitlin McClatchey -English-Scottish swimmer
1985- Álvaro Pereira -Uruguayan footballer
1986- Mouhamadou Dabo -French footballer
1987- Karen Gillan -Scottish actress
1987- Craig Kieswetter -English cricketer
1988- Scarlett Pomers -American actress and singer
1989- Laura Alleway -Australian footballer
1990- Dedryck Boyata -Belgian footballer
1990- Bradley Smith (motorcyclist)|Bradley Smith -English motorcycle racer
1991- Jessica Robinson (performer)|Jessica Robinson -English singer and actress
1992- Adam Hicks -American actor, singer, and producer
1992- Jake Miller (rapper)|Jake Miller -American singer-songwriter
1997- Thor Salden -Belgian singer
History of Deaths
1170- Owain Gwynedd -Welsh king (b. 1080)
1290- Eleanor of Castile -(b. 1241)
1574- Georg Major -German theologian and educator (b. 1502)
1585- Hernando Franco -Spanish composer (b. 1532)
1667- Jean de Thévenot -French linguist and botanist (b. 1633)
1675- Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh -English politician (b. 1608)
1675- Leonard Hoar -English-American minister and academic (b. 1630)
1680- Gian Lorenzo Bernini -Italian sculptor and painter (b. 1598)
1680- Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi -Italian painter and architect (b. 1606)
1694- Matsuo Bashō -Japanese poet (b. 1644)
1695- Giovanni Paolo Colonna -Italian organist, composer, and educator (b. 1637)
1695- Anthony Wood -English historian and author (b. 1632)
1698- Louis de Buade de Frontenac -French soldier and politician, 3rd Governor General of New France (b. 1622)
1763- Naungdawgyi -Burmese king (b. 1734)
1785- William Whipple -American general and politician (b. 1730)
1794- Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben -Prussian-American general (b. 1730)
1801- Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu -French geologist (b. 1750)
1815- Johann Peter Salomon -German violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1745)
1843- József Ficzkó -Slovene-Croatian priest and author (b. 1772)
1852- Ludger Duvernay -French journalist and politician (b. 1799)
1852- Emmanuil Xanthos -Greek activist, co-founded Filiki Eteria (b. 1772)
1859- Washington Irving -American historian and author (b. 1783)
1870- Frédéric Bazille -French painter and soldier (b. 1841)
1872- Mary Somerville -Scottish-Italian astronomer, mathematician, and author (b. 1780)
1878- Orson Hyde -American religious leader, 3rd President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (b. 1805)
1880- Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos -Portuguese archbishop (b. 1837)
1890- Jyotirao Phule -Indian philosopher and activist (b. 1827)
1904- Hermann de Pourtalès -Swiss sailor (b. 1847)
1907- Stanisław Wyspiański -Polish playwright, poet, and painter (b. 1869)
1912- Walter Benona Sharp -American businessman (b. 1870)
1915- Mubarak Al-Sabah -Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1896)
1917- Mikelis Avlichos -Greek poet and scholar (b. 1844)
1921- `Abdu'l-Bahá -Persian leader of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1844)
1930- Patriarch Constantine VI of Constantinople -(b. 1859)
1935- Erich von Hornbostel -Austrian musicologist and scholar (b. 1877)
1939- James Naismith -Canadian-American creator of basketball (b. 1861)
1943- Aleksander Hellat -Estonian politician, 6th Minister of Foreign Affairs (Estonia)|Foreign Minister of Estonia (b. 1881)
1945- Dwight F. Davis -American tennis player and politician, 49th United States Secretary of War (b. 1879)
1947- Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque -French general (b. 1902)
1953- Frank Olson -American biologist and chemist (b. 1910)
1954- Enrico Fermi -Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
1960- Dirk Jan de Geer -Dutch lawyer and politician, List of Prime Ministers of the Netherlands|Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1870)
1960- Tsunenohana Kan'ichi -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1896)
1960- Max Pruss -Prussian commander (b. 1891)
1960- Richard Wright (author)|Richard Wright -American-French author and poet (b. 1908)
1962- K. C. Dey -Indian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1893)
1962- Wilhelmina of the Netherlands -(b. 1880)
1963- Karyn Kupcinet -American actress (b. 1941)
1968- Enid Blyton -English author and poet (b. 1897)
1971- Wasfi al-Tal -Jordanian captain and politician, 34th List of Prime Ministers of Jordan|Prime Minister of Jordan (b. 1920)
1972- Havergal Brian -English composer (b. 1875)
1973- Marthe Bibesco -Romanian-French author (b. 1886)
1976- Rosalind Russell -American actress, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1907)
1977- Trevor Bardette -American actor (b. 1902)
1977- Bob Meusel -American baseball player and sailor (b. 1896)
1978- Antonio Vespucio Liberti -Argentinian businessman (b. 1902)
1982- Helen of Greece and Denmark -(b. 1896)
1983- Christopher George -American actor (b. 1929)
1986- Herb Vigran -American actor (b. 1910)
1987- Choh Hao Li -Chinese-American biologist and chemist (b. 1913)
1992- Sidney Nolan -Australian-English painter (b. 1917)
1993- Jerry Edmonton -Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf (band)|Steppenwolf and The Sparrows (band)|The Sparrows) (b. 1946)
1993- Garry Moore -American comedian and game show host (b. 1915)
1994- Jeffrey Dahmer -American serial killer (b. 1960)
1994- Buster Edwards -English criminal (b. 1932)
1994- Jerry Rubin -American businessman and activist (b. 1938)
1997- Georges Marchal -French actor (b. 1920)
1998- Kerry Wendell Thornley -American author (b. 1938)
2000- Liane Haid -Austrian-Swiss actress and singer (b. 1895)
2001- Kal Mann -American songwriter (b. 1917)
2001- William Reid (VC)|William Reid -Scottish lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1921)
2002- Dave "Snaker" Ray -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Koerner, Ray & Glover) (b. 1943)
2003- Ted Bates (footballer)|Ted Bates -English footballer and manager (b. 1918)
2003- Antonia Forest -English author (b. 1915)
2003- Mihkel Mathiesen -Estonian engineer and politician (b. 1918)
2005- Marc Lawrence -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)
2005- Jack Concannon -American football player (b. 1943)
2006- Lyubov Polishchuk -Russian actress (b. 1949)
2006- Robert Volpe -American police officer and painter (b. 1942)
2007- Gudrun Wagner -Prussian director and producer (b. 1944)
2008- Havaldar Gajender Singh -Indian sergeant (b. 1972)
2008- Sandeep Unnikrishnan -Indian soldier (b. 1977)
2009- Gilles Carle -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
2009- Takeo Kajiwara -Japanese Go (game)|Go player (b. 1923)
2010- Giorgos Fountas -Greek actor (b. 1922)
2010- Leslie Nielsen -Canadian-American actor and comedian (b. 1926)
2012- Knut Ahnlund -Swedish historian, author, and academic (b. 1923)
2012- José Maria Fidélis dos Santos -Brazilian footballer and coach (b. 1944)
2012- Jakes Gerwel -South African academic and activist (b. 1946)
2012- Don Rhymer -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1961)
2012- Spain Rodriguez -American illustrator (b. 1940)
2012- Franco Ventriglia -American opera singer (b. 1922)
2012- Zig Ziglar -American soldier and author (b. 1926)
2013- R. I. T. Alles -Sri Lankan academic (b. 1932)
2013- Mike Jenkins (strongman)|Mike Jenkins -American strongman (b. 1982)
2013- Jack Matthews (author)|Jack Matthews -American author, playwright, and academic (b. 1925)
2013- Mitja Ribičič -Italian-Slovenian politician, 25th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1919)
2013- Jean-Louis Roux -Canadian actor and politician, 34th List of lieutenant governors of Quebec|Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1923)
2013- Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman -Austrian-American poet and songwriter (b. 1920)
2013- Danny Wells -Canadian-American actor (b. 1941)