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Day History: November-3

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Events History


361-Emperor Constantius II -dies of a fever at Mopsuestia in Cilicia, on his deathbed he is Baptism|baptised and declares his cousin Julian the Apostate|Julian rightful successor.

644- Umar|Umar ibn al-Khattab -the second Muslim caliph, is assassinated by a Persian people|Persian slave in Medina.

1333-The Arno|River Arno -flooding causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani.

1468- Liège (city)|Liège -is sacked by Charles I, Duke of Burgundy|Charles I of Burgundy's troops.

1492- Peace of Etaples -between Henry VII of England|Henry VII and Charles VIII of France|Charles VIII.

1493- Christopher Columbus -first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.

1592-The city of San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí|San Luis Potosí -is founded.

1783-John Austin, a highwayman -is the last person to be publicly hanging|hanged at London's Tyburn, London|Tyburn gallows.

1783-The American Continental Army -is disbanded.

1793- France|French -playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.

1812- Napoleon -s armies are defeated at the Battle of Vyazma.

1817-The Bank of Montreal -Canada's oldest List of banks in the Americas#Canada|chartered bank, opens in Montreal, Quebec.

1838-'' The Times of India -', the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as ''The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce''.

1848-A greatly revised Dutch constitution -drafted by Johan Rudolf Thorbecke, severely limiting the powers of the Netherlands|Dutch Dutch monarchy|monarchy, and strengthening the powers of parliament and ministers, is proclaimed.

1867- Garibaldi -and his followers are defeated in the Battle of Mentana and fail to end the Pope's Temporal power (Papal)|Temporal power in Rome (it would be achieved three years later).

1868- John Willis Menard -was the first African American elected to the United States Congress. Because of an electoral challenge, he was never seated.

1883- American Old West -Self-described "Charles Bolles|Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture.

1898-France withdraws its troops from Kodok|Fashoda -(now in Sudan), ending the Fashoda Incident.

1903-With the encouragement of the United States -Panama Separation of Panama from Colombia|separates from Colombia.

1911- Chevrolet -officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.

1918- Austria-Hungary -enters into an armistice with the Allies of World War I|Allies, and the Habsburg-ruled empire dissolves.

1918- Poland -declares its independence from Russia.

1918-The German Revolution of 1918–1919 -begins when 40,000 sailors Kiel mutiny|take over the port in Kiel.

1930- Getúlio Dornelles Vargas -becomes Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.

1932- Panagis Tsaldaris -becomes the List of Prime Ministers of Greece#Second Hellenic Republic (1924–1935)|142nd Prime Minister of Greece.

1935- George II of Greece -regains his throne through a popular, though possible fixed, Greek monarchy referendum, 1935|plebiscite.

1942- World War II -The Koli Point action begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 12.

1943-World War II: 500 aircraft of the U.S. 8th Air Force -devastate Wilhelmshafen harbor in Germany.

1944-World War II: Two supreme commanders of the Slovak National Uprising -Generals Ján Golian and Rudolf Viest are captured, tortured and later executed by German forces.

1954-The Godzilla (1954 film)|first ''Godzilla'' film -is released and marks the first appearance of the character Godzilla|of the same name.

1956-The Khan Yunis killings -are perpetrated by the Israel Defense Forces in Egyptian-controlled Gaza, resulting in the deaths of 275 male Arabs.

1957- Sputnik program -The Soviet Union launches ''Sputnik 2''. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.

1960-The land that would become the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge -was established by an Act of Congress after a year-long legal battle that pitted local residents against Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials wishing to turn the Great Swamp into a major regional airport for jet aircraft.

1964- Washington D.C. -residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time.

1967- Vietnam War -The Battle of Dak To begins.

1969-Vietnam War: U.S. President -Richard M. Nixon addresses the nation on television and radio, asking the "silent majority" to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to support his policies.

1973- Mariner program -NASA launches the ''Mariner 10'' toward Mercury (planet)|Mercury. On March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet.

1975- Syed Nazrul Islam -A. H. M. Qamaruzzaman, Tajuddin Ahmad, and Muhammad Mansur Ali, Bangladeshi politicians and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman loyalists, murdered in the Dhaka Central Jail.

1978- Dominica -gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

1979- Greensboro massacre -Five members of the Communist Workers' Party (United States)|Communist Workers Party are shot dead and seven are wounded by a group of Ku Klux Klan|Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.

1982-The Salang tunnel fire -in Afghanistan kills up to 2,000 people.

1986- Iran-Contra Affair -The Lebanon|Lebanese magazine ''Ash-Shiraa'' reports that the United States has been secretly selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.

1986-The Federated States of Micronesia -gain independence from the United States of America.

1988- Sri Lanka -Tamil people|Tamil mercenary|mercenaries try to overthrow the Maldives|Maldivian government. At President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's request, the Indian military suppresses the coup attempt within 24 hours.

1996-Death of Abdullah Çatlı -leader of the Turkish ultra-nationalist organisation Grey Wolves in the Susurluk scandal|Susurluk car-crash, which leads to the resignation of the Interior Minister (Turkey)|Turkish Interior Minister, Mehmet Ağar (a leader of the True Path Party, DYP).

1997-The United States of America -imposes economic sanctions against Sudan in response to Human rights in Sudan|its human rights abuses of its own citizens and its material and political assistance to Islamic extremism|Islamic extremist groups across the Middle East and East Africa|Eastern Africa.

2013-A Solar eclipse of November 3, 2013|solar eclipse -sweeps across Africa, Europe and the Eastern United States.

Famous Birthdays


39- Lucan -Roman poet (d. 65)

1500- Benvenuto Cellini -Italian sculptor and painter (d. 1571)

1558- Thomas Kyd -English author and playwright (d. 1594)

1560- Annibale Carracci -Italian painter (d. 1609)

1587- Samuel Scheidt -German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1654)

1604- Osman II -Ottoman sultan (d. 1622)

1633- Bernardino Ramazzini -Italian physician and academic (d. 1714)

1656- Georg Reutter -Austrian organist and composer (d. 1738)

1689- Jan Josef Ignác Brentner -Czech composer (d. 1742)

1749- Daniel Rutherford -Scottish chemist and physician (d. 1819)

1757- Robert Smith (Cabinet member)|Robert Smith -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of State (d. 1842)

1777- Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom -(d. 1848)

1793- Stephen F. Austin -American businessman and politician (d. 1836)

1794- William Cullen Bryant -American poet and journalist (d. 1878)

1799- William Sprague III -American politician, 14th List of Governors of Rhode Island|Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1856)

1801- Karl Baedeker -German author and publisher, founded the Baedeker|Baedeker Publishing Company (d. 1859)

1801- Vincenzo Bellini -Italian composer (d. 1835)

1815- John Mitchel -Irish journalist and activist (d. 1875)

1816- Jubal Early -American general and lawyer (d. 1894)

1816- Calvin Fairbank -American minister and activist (d. 1898)

1845- Edward Douglass White -American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1921)

1852- Emperor Meiji -of Japan (d. 1912)

1856- Jim McCormick (pitcher)|Jim McCormick -Scottish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1918)

1857- Mikhail Alekseyev -Russian general (d. 1918)

1862- Henry George, Jr. -American journalist and politician (d. 1916)

1863- Alfred Perot -French physicist (d. 1925)

1871- Albert Goldthorpe -English rugby player and manager (d. 1943)

1875- Emīls Dārziņš -Latvian composer (d. 1910)

1876- Stephen Alencastre -American bishop and missionary (d. 1940)

1877- Carlos Ibáñez del Campo -Chilean general and politician, 20th President of Chile (d. 1960)

1884- Joseph William Martin, Jr. -American publisher and politician, 49th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1968)

1884- Arthur Rosenkampff -American gymnast (d. 1952)

1887- Samuil Marshak -Russian author and poet (d. 1964)

1890- Harry Stephen Keeler -American author (d. 1967)

1890- Eustáquio van Lieshout -Dutch-Brazilian priest and missionary (d. 1943)

1894- William George Barker -Canadian pilot and colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1930)

1894- Sofoklis Venizelos -Greek politician, 133rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1964)

1896- Gustaf Tenggren -Swedish-American illustrator and animator (d. 1970)

1899- Rezső Seress -Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1968)

1899- Gleb Wataghin -Ukrainian-Italian physicist and academic (d. 1986)

1900- Adolf Dassler -German businessman, founded Adidas (d. 1978)

1901- Leopold III of Belgium -(d. 1983)

1901- André Malraux -French historian, theorist, and author (d. 1976)

1903- Walker Evans -American photographer (d. 1975)

1903- Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi -Pakistani historian and educator (d. 1981)

1905- Lois Mailou Jones -American painter and academic (d. 1998)

1908- Giovanni Leone -Italian politician, 6th President of Italy (d. 2001)

1908- Bronko Nagurski -Canadian-American football player, wrestler, and coach (d. 1990)

1909- James Reston -Scottish-American journalist (d. 1995)

1910- Richard Hurndall -English actor (d. 1984)

1910- Karel Zeman -Czech director, animator, production designer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)

1911- Kick Smit -Dutch footballer and manager (d. 1974)

1912- Alfredo Stroessner -Paraguayan general and politician, 46th President of Paraguay (d. 2006)

1915- Hal Jackson -American radio host (d. 2012)

1917- Annapurna Maharana -Indian activist (d. 2012)

1918- Claude Barma -French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)

1918- Bob Feller -American sailor, baseball player, and sportscaster (d. 2010)

1918- Elizabeth P. Hoisington -American general (d. 2007)

1918- Russell B. Long -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2003)

1918- Dean Riesner -American actor and screenwriter (d. 2002)

1919- Jesús Blasco -Spanish author and illustrator (d. 1995)

1919- Ludovic Kennedy -Scottish journalist and author (d. 2009)

1919- Květa Legátová -Czech author (d. 2012)

1920- Oodgeroo Noonuccal -Australian poet, educator, and activist (d. 1993)

1921- Charles Bronson -American actor (d. 2003)

1922- Dennis McDermott -English-Canadian union leader and diplomat (d. 2003)

1923- Yamaguchi Hitomi -Japanese author and critic (d. 1995)

1923- Tomás Ó Fiaich -Irish cardinal (d. 1990)

1923- Leonard Stone -American actor (d. 2011)

1924- Violetta Elvin -Russian ballerina

1924- Samuel Ruiz -Mexican bishop (d. 2011)

1924- Marc Breaux -American choreographer and film director (d. 2013)

1926- Valdas Adamkus -Lithuanian engineer and politician, 3rd President of Lithuania

1926- Maurice Couture -Canadian archbishop

1927- Harrison McCain -Canadian businessman, co-founded McCain Foods (d. 2004)

1927- Peggy McCay -American actress

1928- Goseki Kojima -Japanese illustrator (d. 2000)

1928- Bill Morrison (Australian politician)|Bill Morrison -Australian politician, 37th Minister for Defence (Australia)|Australian Minister for Defence (d. 2013)

1928- Osamu Tezuka -Japanese animator and producer (d. 1989)

1929- Alfonso Orueta -Chilean footballer, manager, and politician (d. 2012)

1929- Ed Richards (fencer)|Ed Richards -American fencer (d. 2012)

1930- Bill Dana (pilot)|Bill Dana -American pilot and astronaut (d. 2014)

1930- Mable John -American singer

1930- D. James Kennedy -American pastor and author (d. 2007)

1930- Brian Robinson (cyclist)|Brian Robinson -English cyclist

1930- Tsutomu Seki -Japanese astronomer

1930- Lois Smith -American actress

1930- Frits Staal -Dutch philosopher and scholar (d. 2012)

1931- Yon Hyong-muk -North Korean politician, 7th List of Premiers of North Korea|Premier of North Korea (d. 2005)

1931- Monica Vitti -Italian actress, singer, and screenwriter

1931- Michael Fu Tieshan -Chinese bishop (d. 2007)

1932- Albert Reynolds -Irish businessman and politician, 9th Taoiseach|Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2014)

1933- John Barry (composer)|John Barry -English-American composer and conductor (d. 2011)

1933- Ken Berry -American actor, singer, and dancer

1933- Jeremy Brett -English actor (d. 1995)

1933- Aneta Corsaut -American actress (d. 1995)

1933- Michael Dukakis -American lawyer, academic, and politician, 65th Governor of Massachusetts

1933- Amartya Sen -Indian economist and academic, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate

1934- Kenneth Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking -English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

1934- Hans Janmaat -Dutch businessman, educator, and politician (d. 2002)

1935- Ingrid Rüütel -Estonian philologist, 3rd First Lady of Estonia

1936- Roy Emerson -Australian-American tennis player

1936- Takao Saito -Japanese author and illustrator, created ''Golgo 13''

1937- Dietrich Möller -German politician, 15th List of mayors of Marburg|Mayor of Marburg

1938- Martin Dunwoody -English mathematician and academic

1938- Akira Kobayashi -Japanese actor and singer

1938- Jean Rollin -French actor, director, and screenwriter

1940- Sonny Rhodes -American singer and guitarist

1942- Martin Cruz Smith -American author and screenwriter

1942- Priit Tomson -Estonian basketball player

1943- Bert Jansch -Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pentangle (band)|Pentangle) (d. 2011)

1944- Jan Boerstoel -Dutch poet and songwriter

1945- Ken Holtzman -American baseball player and manager

1945- Gerd Müller -German footballer and manager

1946- Reinhard Karl -German mountaineer, photographer, and author (d. 1982)

1946- Tom Savini -American actor, stuntman, director, and make-up artist

1946- Wataru Takeshita -Japanese politician

1947- Mazie Hirono -Japanese-American lawyer and politician, 9th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii

1947- Joe Lala -American actor and drummer (Blues Image and Manassas (band)|Manassas) (d. 2014)

1947- Siiri Oviir -Estonian politician, 3rd Minister of Social Affairs (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Social Affairs

1947- Faraj Sarkohi -Iranian journalist and critic

1948- Lulu (singer)|Lulu -Scottish singer-songwriter and actress (The Luvvers)

1948- Takashi Kawamura (politician)|Takashi Kawamura -Japanese politician

1948- Helmuth Koinigg -Austrian race car driver (d. 1974)

1948- Rick Kreuger -American baseball player and coach

1948- Rainer Zobel -German footballer, coach, and manager

1949- Mike Evans (actor)|Mike Evans -American actor and screenwriter (d. 2006)

1949- Osamu Fujimura -Japanese politician

1949- Larry Holmes -American boxer and talk show host

1949- Anna Wintour -English-American journalist

1950- Massimo Mongai -Italian journalist and author

1950- Joe Queenan -American author and critic

1951- Dwight Evans -American baseball player and coach

1951- Ed Murawinski -American cartoonist

1951- André Wetzel -Dutch footballer and manager

1952- Roseanne Barr -American comedian, actress, and producer

1952- Jim Cummings -American voice actor and singer

1952- David Ho (scientist)|David Ho -Taiwanese-American scientist

1953- Kate Capshaw -American actress

1953- Helios Creed -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Chrome (band)|Chrome)

1953- Larry Herndon -American baseball player and coach

1953- Dennis Miller -American comedian, actor, producer, and talk show host

1954- Adam Ant -English singer-songwriter (Adam and the Ants)

1955- Teresa De Sio -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1955- Anne Milton -English nurse and politician

1955- Phil Simms -American football player and sportscaster

1956- Cathy Jamieson -Scottish politician, 2nd Minister for Justice (Scotland)|Scottish Minister for Justice

1956- Kevin Murphy (actor)|Kevin Murphy -American actor, puppeteer, producer, and screenwriter

1956- Gary Ross -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1956- Bob Welch (baseball)|Bob Welch -American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)

1957- Peter Gregson -Scottish-English engineer and academic

1957- Dolph Lundgren -Swedish actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and martial artist

1957- Gary Olsen -English-Australian actor (d. 2000)

1959- Hal Hartley -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1960- Karch Kiraly -American volleyball player, coach, and sportscaster

1961- David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley -English businessman

1961- Dave Hahn -Japanese-American mountaineer and journalist

1962- Gabe Newell -American businessman, co-founded the Valve Corporation

1962- David J. Schiappa -American politician

1962- Jacqui Smith -English politician

1963- Davis Guggenheim -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1963- Shigeaki Hattori -Japanese race car driver

1963- Ian Wright -English footballer, manager, and sportscaster

1964- Algimantas Briaunis -Lithuanian footballer and manager

1964- Milly D'Abbraccio -Italian porn actress

1964- Paprika Steen -Danish actress, singer, and director

1965- Gert Heerkes -Dutch footballer and manager

1965- Ann Scott -French-English author

1967- Mike O'Neill (ice hockey)|Mike O'Neill -Canadian ice hockey player

1967- John Tomac -American cyclist

1967- Steven Wilson -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield, No-Man, and Storm Corrosion)

1967- Mark Roberts (singer)|Mark Roberts -Welsh singer and guitarist (Catatonia (band)|Catatonia, Sherbet Antlers and Y Ffyrc)

1968- Alberto Iñurrategi -Spanish mountaineer

1968- Paul Quantrill -Canadian baseball player and coach

1969- Robert Miles -Swiss-Italian DJ and producer

1969- Niels van Steenis -Dutch rower

1970- Geir Frigård -Norwegian footballer

1971- Diego Alessi -Italian race car driver

1971- Sticky Fingaz -American rapper, producer, and actor (Onyx (group)|Onyx)

1971- Dylan Moran -Irish comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1971- Alison Williamson -English archer

1971- Dwight Yorke -Tobagonian footballer and coach

1972- Ugo Ehiogu -English footballer and coach

1972- Michael Hofmann (footballer)|Michael Hofmann -German footballer

1972- Marko Koers -Dutch runner

1973- Nemone -English radio and television host

1973- Julia Channel -French porn actress and singer

1973- Ben Fogle -English television host and author

1973- Mick Thomson -American guitarist (Slipknot (band)|Slipknot)

1973- Christian Picciolini -American businessman and manager

1974- Tariq Abdul-Wahad -French basketball player and coach

1974- Sonali Kulkarni -Indian actress

1975- Darren Sharper -American football player and sportscaster

1976- Tōko Aoyama -Japanese voice actress

1976- Guillermo Franco -Argentinian-Mexican footballer

1976- Jake Shimabukuro -American ukulele player and composer

1977- Aria Giovanni -American porn actress and model

1977- Marcel Ketelaer -German footballer

1977- Sean Ringgold -American actor and stuntman

1977- Jane Monheit -jazz and adult contemporary vocalist

1978- Tim McIlrath -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rise Against, Baxter (punk band)|Baxter, Arma Angelus, and The Killing Tree)

1978- Hiroko Sakai -Japanese softball player

1978- Koshiro Take -Japanese jockey

1978- Julia Taylor -Hungarian porn actress

1979- Pablo Aimar -Argentinian footballer

1979- Beau McDonald -Australian footballer and coach

1980- Hans N. Andersen|Hans Anderson -Danish motorcycle racer

1981- Jimmy Anak Ahar -Bruneian runner

1981- Diego López Rodríguez|Diego López -Spanish footballer

1981- Vicente Matías Vuoso -Argentinian-Mexican footballer

1981- Rodrigo Millar -Chilean footballer

1981- Sten Pentus -Estonian race car driver

1982- Mike Jenkins (strongman)|Mike Jenkins -American strongman (d. 2013)

1982- Moniek Kleinsman -Dutch speed skater

1982- Evgeni Plushenko -Russian figure skater

1983- Julie Marie Berman -American actress

1983- Suzane von Richthofen -Brazilian murderer

1984- Christian Bakkerud -Danish race car driver (d. 2011)

1984- Ryo Nishikido -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (News (band)|NEWS and Kanjani Eight)

1985- Tyler Hansbrough -American basketball player

1986- Paul Derbyshire -Italian rugby player

1986- Jermaine Jones (singer)|Jermaine Jones -American singer and actor

1986- Beth Kingston -English actress

1986- Piet Velthuizen -Dutch footballer

1986- Heo Young-saeng -South Korean singer and actor (SS501)

1987- Cameron (wrestler)|Cameron -American wrestler, dancer, and model

1987- Colin Kaepernick -American football player

1987- Felix Schütz -German ice hockey player

1987- Gemma Ward -Australian model and actress

1988- Angus McLaren -Australian actor

1989- Paula DeAnda -American singer-songwriter and actress

1989- Joyce Jonathan -French singer

1990- Ellyse Perry -Australian footballer and cricketer

1992- Valeria Solovyeva -Russian tennis player

1995- Kendall Jenner -American model

History of Deaths


361- Constantius II -Roman emperor (b. 317)

644- Umar -Islamic caliph (b. 584)

753- Saint Pirmin -Spanish-German monk (b. 700)

1254- John III Doukas Vatatzes -Byzantine emperor (b. 1193)

1428- Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury -English general and politician (b. 1388)

1580- Jerónimo Zurita y Castro -Spanish historian and author (b. 1512)

1584- Charles Borromeo -Italian cardinal (b. 1538)

1600- Richard Hooker -English priest and theologian (b. 1554)

1639- Martin de Porres -Peruvian saint (b. 1579)

1643- John Bainbridge (astronomer)|John Bainbridge -English astronomer and academic (b. 1582)

1643- Paul Guldin -Swiss astronomer and mathematician (b. 1577)

1711- John Ernest Grabe -German theologian (b. 1666)

1787- Robert Lowth -English bishop (b. 1710)

1793- Olympe de Gouges -French playwright and activist (b. 1748)

1794- François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis -French cardinal (b. 1715)

1858- Harriet Taylor Mill -English philosopher and author (b. 1807)

1869- Andreas Kalvos -Greek poet and playwright (b. 1792)

1890- Ulrich Ochsenbein -Swiss politician, 1st List of Presidents of the National Council of Switzerland|President of the Swiss National Council (b. 1811)

1891- Louis Lucien Bonaparte -English-Italian philologist and politician (b. 1813)

1914- Georg Trakl -Austrian-Polish pharmacist and poet (b. 1887)

1917- Léon Bloy -French author and poet (b. 1846)

1918- Aleksandr Lyapunov -Russian mathematician and physicist (b. 1857)

1926- Annie Oakley -American target shooter (b. 1860)

1927- Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod -Czech journalist and author (b. 1860)

1929- Olav Aukrust -Norwegian poet and educator (b. 1883)

1933- Pierre Paul Émile Roux -French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist (b. 1853)

1939- Charles Tournemire -French organist and composer (b. 1870)

1949- Solomon R. Guggenheim -American art collector and philanthropist, founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (b. 1861)

1954- Henri Matisse -French painter and sculptor (b. 1869)

1957- Laika -Russian dog (b. 1954)

1957- Wilhelm Reich -Ukrainian-Austrian psychotherapist and author (b. 1897)

1960- Paul Willis (actor)|Paul Willis -American actor and director (b. 1901)

1962- Antonius van Loon -Dutch tug of war competitor (b. 1888)

1962- L. O. Wenckebach -Dutch sculptor and painter (b. 1895)

1964- John Henry Barbee -American singer and guitarist (b. 1905)

1970- Peter II of Yugoslavia -(b. 1923)

1973- Marc Allégret -Swiss-French director and screenwriter (b. 1900)

1975- Tajuddin Ahmad -Bangladeshi politician, 1st Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1925)

1975- Muhammad Mansur Ali -Bangladeshi politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1919)

1975- Syed Nazrul Islam -Bangladeshi lawyer and politician, President of Bangladesh (b. 1925)

1975- Abul Hasnat Muhammad Qamaruzzaman -Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (b. 1926)

1983- Alfredo Antonini -American conductor and composer (b. 1901)

1987- Mary Shane -American sportscaster (b. 1945)

1988- Henri van Praag -Dutch philosopher, theologian, and educator (b. 1916)

1989- Dorothy Fuldheim -American journalist-commentator (b. 1893)

1990- Mary Martin -American actress and singer (b. 1913)

1991- Mort Shuman -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1936)

1991- Chris Bender (singer)|Chris Bender -American singer (b. 1972)

1993- Léon Theremin -Russian physicist and engineer, invented the Theremin (b. 1895)

1993- Arthur Rowe -English footballer and manager (b. 1906)

1994- Alvin Andreas Herborg Nielsen -American physicist (b. 1910)

1994- Valter Palm -Estonian-American boxer (b. 1905)

1995- Gordon S. Fahrni -Canadian physician (b. 1887)

1995- John Orchard -English actor (b. 1928)

1996- Jean-Bédel Bokassa -African general and politician, 2nd President of the Central African Republic (b. 1921)

1996- Abdullah Çatlı -Turkish drug trafficker and murderer (b. 1956)

1998- Bob Kane -American author and illustrator, co-created ''Batman'' (b. 1915)

1999- Ian Bannen -Scottish actor (b. 1928)

2001- Ernst Gombrich -Austrian-English historian and author (b. 1909)

2002- Lonnie Donegan -Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1931)

2002- Jonathan Harris -American actor (b. 1914)

2003- Rasul Gamzatov -Russian poet (b. 1923)

2004- Sergejs Žoltoks -Latvian ice hockey player (b. 1972)

2006- Paul Mauriat -French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1925)

2006- Marie Rudisill -American author (b. 1911)

2006- Alberto Spencer -Ecuadorean footballer (b. 1937)

2007- Aleksandr Dedyushko -Russian actor (b. 1962)

2007- Martin Meehan (Irish republican)|Martin Meehan -Irish soldier and politician (b. 1945)

2007- Ryan Shay -American runner (b. 1979)

2008- Jean Fournet -French conductor (b. 1913)

2009- Francisco Ayala (novelist)|Francisco Ayala -Spanish sociologist, author, and critic (b. 1906)

2009- Archie Baird -Scottish footballer, journalist, and educator (b. 1919)

2009- Carl Ballantine -American magician and actor (b. 1917)

2010- Jerry Bock -American composer (b. 1928)

2010- Viktor Chernomyrdin -Russian politician, 30th Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1938)

2010- Jim Clench -Canadian bass player (April Wine and Bachman–Turner Overdrive) (b. 1949)

2011- Peeter Kreitzberg -Estonian politician (b. 1948)

2012- Odd Børretzen -Norwegian author and illustrator (b. 1926)

2012- George Chesterton -English cricketer and coach (b. 1922)

2012- Tommy Godwin (cyclist born 1920)|Tommy Godwin -American-English cyclist, coach, and manager (b. 1920)

2012- Thomas K. McCraw -American historian and academic (b. 1940)

2012- Kailashpati Mishra -Indian politician, 18th List of Governors of Gujarat|Governor of Gujarat (b. 1923)

2012- Eugenija Pleškytė -Lithuanian actress (b. 1938)

2012- Ingegerd Troedsson -Swedish politician, Speaker of the Parliament of Sweden (b. 1929)

2013- Reshma -Pakistani singer (b. 1947)

2013- D. Rajendra Babu -Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1951)

2013- Nick Cardy -American illustrator (b. 1920)

2013- Gerard Cieślik -Polish footballer and manager (b. 1927)

2013- Gamani Corea -Sri Lankan economist and diplomat (b. 1925)

2013- William J. Coyne -American lawyer and politician (b. 1936)

2013- Rupert Gerritsen -Australian historian (b. 1953)

2013- Leonard Long -Australian painter (b. 1911)

2013- Trần Văn Quang -Vietnamese general (b. 1917)