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335- Athanasius of Alexandria|Athanasius -is banished to Trier, on charge that he prevented a Cereal|grain fleet from sailing to Constantinople.
680-The Third Council of Constantinople|Sixth Ecumenical Council -commences in Constantinople.
1426- Lam Sơn uprising -Lam Sơn rebels emerge victorious against the Ming Dynasty|Ming army in the Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động taking place in Đông Quan, in now Hanoi.
1492-The Ensisheim (meteorite)|Ensisheim meteorite -the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.
1619- Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia|Elizabeth Stuart -is coronation|crowned List of Bohemian royal consorts|Queen of Bohemia.
1665-The '' London Gazette -', the oldest surviving Newspaper|journal, is first published.
1775- John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore|John Murray -the Royal Governor of Virginia|Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, starts the first mass emancipation of slaves in North America by issuing Dunmore's Proclamation|Lord Dunmore's Offer of Emancipation, which offers freedom to slaves who abandoned their colonial masters in order to fight with Murray and the British.
1786-The oldest musical organization in the United States -is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
1811- Tecumseh's War -The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.
1837-In Alton, Illinois -Abolitionism in the United States|abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot dead by a Crowd|mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.
1861- American Civil War -Battle of Belmont: In Belmont, Missouri, United States|Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant overrun a Confederate States of America|Confederate camp but are forced to retreat when Confederate reinforcements arrive.
1874-A cartoon -by Thomas Nast in ''Harper's Magazine|Harper's Weekly'', is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the Republican Party (United States)|United States Republican Party.
1885-The completion of Canada -s first transcontinental railway is symbolized by the Last Spike (Canadian Pacific Railway)|Last Spike ceremony at Craigellachie, British Columbia.
1893- History of women's suffrage in the United States|Women's Suffrage -Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so.
1900- Battle of Leliefontein -a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.
1907- Delta Sigma Pi -is founded at New York University.
1907- Jesús García -saves the entire town of Nacozari de García|Nacozari de Garcia, Sonora by driving a burning train full of dynamite six kilometers (3.7 miles) away before it can explode.
1908- Butch Cassidy -and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente, Bolivia.
1910-The first air freight -shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
1912-The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin -opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Ludwig van Beethoven|Beethoven's ''Fidelio''.
1913-The first day of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913 -a massive blizzard that ultimately killed 250 and caused over $5 million (about $118,098,000 in 2013 dollars) damage. Winds reach hurricane force on this date.
1914-The first issue of '' The New Republic -' magazine is published.
1914-The German Empire|German -colony of Jiaozhou Bay|Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Qingdao|Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.
1916- Jeannette Rankin -is the first woman elected to the United States Congress of the United States|Congress.
1917-The Gregorian calendar date of the October Revolution -which gets its name from the Julian calendar date of 25 October. On this date in 1917, the Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace.
1917- World War I -Third Battle of Gaza ends: United Kingdom|British forces capture Gaza City|Gaza from the Ottoman Empire.
1918-The 1918 influenza epidemic -spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.
1918- Kurt Eisner -overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria.
1919-The first Palmer Raids|Palmer Raid -is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution (1917)|Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in twenty-three different U.S. cities.
1920-Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow|Tikhon -issues a decree that leads to the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.
1929-In New York City -the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.
1931-The Chinese Soviet Republic -is proclaimed on the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution|October Revolution.
1933- Fiorello H. La Guardia -is elected the 99th Mayor of New York City|mayor of New York City.
1940-In Tacoma, Washington -the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1940)|original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a storm|windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion.
1941- World War II -Soviet hospital ship ''Armenia (ship)|Armenia'' is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.
1944-A Rail transport in Puerto Rico#Tragedy on election day in 1944|passenger train derails -in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico from excessive speed when descending a hill. 16 people are killed and 50 are injured.
1944-Soviet spy Richard Sorge -a half-Russian, half-German World War I veteran, is hanged by his Japanese captors along with 34 of his ring.
1944- Franklin D. Roosevelt -elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.
1949-The first oil was taken in Neft Daşları|Oil Rocks (Neft Daşları) -oldest offshore oil platform.
1956- Suez Crisis -The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.
1957- Cold War -The Gaither Report calls for more United States|American missiles and fallout shelters.
1963- Wunder von Lengede -In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed Mining|mine after 14 days.
1967- Carl Stokes|Carl B. Stokes -is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.
1967- US President -Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
1973-The Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress -overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.
1975-In Bangladesh -a joint force of people of Bangladesh|people and Military of Bangladesh|soldiers takes part in an Rebellion|uprising led by Col. Taher|Col. Abu Taher that ousts and kills Khaled Mosharraf|Brig. Khaled Mosharraf, freeing the then House arrest|house-arrested Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army|army chief and future President of Bangladesh|president Major General|Maj-Gen. Ziaur Rahman. The day is occasionally observed as the National Revolution and Solidarity Day.
1983- 1983 United States Senate bombing -a bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No one is injured, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused.
1987-In Tunisia -president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
1987-Singapore's first Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)|Mass Rapid Transit -line was opened, starting with train services between Yio Chu Kang and Toa Payoh stations.
1989- Douglas Wilder -wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.
1989- David Dinkins -becomes the first African American to be elected Mayor of New York City|mayor of New York City.
1989- East Germany|East German -Prime Minister Willi Stoph, along with his entire cabinet, is forced to resign after huge anti-government protests.
1990- Mary Robinson -becomes the first woman to be elected President of Ireland|President of the Republic of Ireland.
1991- Magic Johnson -announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the National Basketball Association|NBA.
1994- WXYC -the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first webcast|internet radio broadcast.
1996- NASA -launches the Mars Global Surveyor.
2000- Hillary Rodham Clinton -is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady of the United States|First Lady to win public office in the United States, although she was actually still the First Lady.
2000-Controversial United States presidential election, 2000|US presidential election -that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
2000-The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration -discovers one of the country's largest Lysergic acid diethylamide|LSD William Leonard Pickard|labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.
2001- Sabena|SABENA -the national airline of Belgium, goes bankrupt.
2002- Iran -bans advertising of United States products.
2004- Iraq War -The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
2007- Jokela school shooting -in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.
2012-An 2012 Guatemala earthquake|earthquake -off the Pacific coast of Guatemala kills at least 52 people.
630- Constans II -Byzantine emperor (d. 668)
994- Ibn Hazm -Arabian philosopher and scholar (d. 1069)
1598- Francisco de Zurbarán -Spanish painter (d. 1664)
1619- Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux -French author and poet (d. 1692)
1650- John Robinson (bishop of London)|John Robinson -English bishop (d. 1723)
1683- Anton thor Helle -German-Estonian clergyman, author, and translator (d. 1748)
1687- William Stukeley -English archaeologist and physician (d. 1765)
1706- Carlo Cecere -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1761)
1728- James Cook -English captain, navigator, and cartographer (d. 1779)
1750- Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg -German poet and lawyer (d. 1819)
1800- Platt Rogers Spencer -American calligrapher and writer (d. 1864)
1805- Thomas Brassey -English engineer (d. 1870)
1818- Emil du Bois-Reymond -German physician and physiologist (d. 1896)
1832- Andrew Dickson White -American historian, academic, and diplomat, co-founded Cornell University (d. 1918)
1838- Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam -French author and playwright (d. 1889)
1846- Ignaz Brüll -Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1907)
1851- Chris von der Ahe -German-American businessman (d. 1913)
1858- Bipin Chandra Pal -Indian academic and activist (d. 1932)
1860- Jean Baptiste Eugène Estienne -French general (d. 1936)
1861- Jeff Milton -American police officer (d. 1947)
1867- Marie Curie -Polish chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)
1872- Leonora Speyer -American poet and violinist (d. 1956)
1876- Charlie Townsend -English cricketer (d. 1958)
1878- Lise Meitner -Austrian-English physicist and academic (d. 1968)
1879- King Baggot -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1948)
1879- Leon Trotsky -Russian theorist and politician, founded the Red Army (d. 1940)
1886- Aron Nimzowitsch -Russian-Danish chess player (d. 1935)
1888- C. V. Raman -Indian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1890- Jan Matulka -Czech-American painter (d. 1972)
1893- Leatrice Joy -American actress (d. 1985)
1893- Margaret Leech -American historian and author (d. 1974)
1896- Esdras Minville -Canadian economist and sociologist (d. 1975)
1897- Herman J. Mankiewicz -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1953)
1897- Armstrong Sperry -American author and illustrator (d. 1976)
1898- Margaret Morris (actress)|Margaret Morris -American actress (d. 1968)
1898- Raphaël Salem -Greek-French mathematician and academic (d. 1963)
1899- Yitzhak Lamdan -Russian-Israeli journalist and poet (d. 1954)
1901- Norah McGuinness -Irish painter and illustrator (d. 1980)
1903- Ary Barroso -Brazilian pianist and composer (d. 1964)
1903- Dean Jagger -American actor (d. 1991)
1903- Konrad Lorenz -Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
1903- Grace Stafford -American actress (d. 1992)
1905- William Alwyn -English composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1985)
1906- Eugene Carson Blake -American minister and educator (d. 1985)
1908- Marijac -French author and illustrator (d. 1994)
1909- Ruby Hurley -American activist (d. 1980)
1912- Victor Beaumont -German-born British actor (d. 1977)
1913- Albert Camus -French journalist, author, and philosopher, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)
1913- Alekos Sakellarios -Greek director and screenwriter (d. 1991)
1914- Archie Campbell -American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1914- R. A. Lafferty -American soldier, engineer, and author (d. 2002)
1915- Philip Morrison -American astrophysicist and academic (d. 2005)
1915- M. Athalie Range -American activist and politician (d. 2006)
1917- Titos Vandis -Greek actor (d. 2003)
1918- Paul Aussaresses -French general (d. 2013)
1918- Billy Graham -American evangelist and minister
1918- Maria Teresa de Noronha -Portuguese singer (d. 1993)
1919- Ellen Stewart -American director and producer (d. 2011)
1920- Max Kampelman -American lawyer and diplomat (d. 2013)
1921- Lisa Ben -American singer-songwriter and journalist
1921- Jack Fleck -American golfer (d. 2014)
1922- Ghulam Azam -Bangladeshi politician (d. 2014)
1922- Al Hirt -American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1999)
1923- Gene Callahan (production designer)|Gene Callahan -American art director and production designer (d. 1990)
1926- Joan Sutherland -Australian-Swiss soprano (d. 2010)
1927- Ivor Emmanuel -Welsh singer and actor (d. 2007)
1927- Hiroshi Yamauchi -Japanese businessman (d. 2013)
1928- Richard G. Scott -American engineer and religious leader
1929- Jesús de Polanco -Spanish publisher and businessman (d. 2007)
1929- Eric Kandel -Austrian-American neuroscientist and psychiatrist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate
1930- Rudy Boschwitz -American soldier and politician
1931- G. Edward Griffin -American director, producer, and author
1935- W. S. Rendra -Indonesian poet and playwright (d. 2009)
1936- Gwyneth Jones (soprano)|Gwyneth Jones -Welsh soprano
1937- Mary Daheim -American author
1938- Ian Balding -American-English horse trainer
1938- Dee Clark -American singer-songwriter (d. 1990)
1938- Jake Gibbs -American baseball player and coach
1938- Jim Kaat -American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
1938- Barry Newman -American actor
1940- Dakin Matthews -American actor, director, and playwright
1940- Antonio Skármeta -Chilean author and academic
1941- Madeline Gins -American poet and architect (d. 2014)
1941- Angelo Scola -Italian cardinal
1942- Tom Peters -American businessman and author
1942- Johnny Rivers -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1942- Jean Shrimpton -English model and actress
1943- Michael Byrne (actor)|Michael Byrne -English actor
1943- Silvia Cartwright -New Zealand lawyer, judge, and politician, 18th Governor-General of New Zealand
1943- Stephen Greenblatt -American theorist, scholar, and critic
1943- Boris Gromov -Russian general and politician, Governor of Moscow Oblast
1943- Joni Mitchell -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943- Michael Spence -American economist and academic, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate
1944- Waljinah -Indonesian singer
1944- Luigi Riva -Italian footballer and manager
1944- Peter Wilby -English journalist
1945- Earl Boen -American actor
1945- Joe Niekro -American baseball player (d. 2006)
1946- John Aylward -American actor
1947- Bob Anderson (darts player)|Bob Anderson -English darts player
1947- Rebecca Eaton -American television producer
1947- Yutaka Fukumoto -Japanese baseball player and coach
1947- Sondhi Limthongkul -Thai journalist and politician
1947- Holmes Osborne -American actor
1948- Stephen Green, Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint -English businessman and politician
1948- Buck Martinez -American baseball player and manager
1948- Alex Ribeiro -Brazilian race car driver
1949- Stephen Bruton -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2009)
1949- Su Pollard -English actress and singer
1949- Steven Stucky -American composer and academic
1949- David S. Ware -American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2012)
1950- Lindsay Duncan -Scottish actress
1951- Lawrence O'Donnell -American journalist, actor, and producer
1951- John Tamargo -American baseball player and coach
1952- David Petraeus -American general, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1952- Modibo Sidibé -Sudanese-Malian police officer and politician, Prime Minister of Mali
1952- Valeriy Zuyev -Ukrainian footballer and manager
1953- Maire Aunaste -Estonian journalist
1953- Christopher Foster (bishop)|Christopher Foster -English bishop
1953- Lucinda Green -English horse rider and journalist
1954- Robin Beck -American singer
1954- James Gray (British politician)|James Gray -Scottish politician
1954- Guy Gavriel Kay -Canadian author
1954- Kamal Haasan -Indian actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter
1954- Gil Junger -American director, producer, and screenwriter
1955- Shirley Eikhard -Canadian singer-songwriter
1955- Kitty Margolis -American singer and producer
1955- Detlef Ultsch -German martial artist
1956- Denise Jannah -Dutch singer
1956- Jonathan Palmer -English race car driver
1956- Judy Tenuta -American actress, producer, screenwriter, and accordion player
1957- John Benitez -American DJ, songwriter, and producer
1957- King Kong Bundy -American wrestler and actor
1957- Christopher Knight (actor)|Christopher Knight -American actor, singer, and producer
1957- Tony Schiavone -American sportscaster
1958- Rissei Ō -Japanese Go (game)|Go player
1958- Lori Saldaña -American politician
1959- Srinivas (singer)|Srinivas -Indian singer-songwriter
1959- Billy Gillispie -American basketball player and coach
1959- Alexandre Guimarães -Brazilian-Costa Rican footballer and manager
1960- Wanda Phipps -American actress and poet
1960- Tommy Thayer -American guitarist and songwriter (Kiss (band)|Kiss and Black 'n Blue)
1961- Orlando Mercado -American baseball player and coach
1962- Tracie Savage -American actress and journalist
1963- John Barnes (footballer)|John Barnes -Jamaican-English footballer and manager
1963- Sam Graves -American farmer and politician
1964- Troy Beyer -American actress, director, and screenwriter
1964- Gill Holland -Norwegian-American actor and producer
1964- Philip Hollobone -English soldier and politician
1964- Li Nanxing -Singaporean actor
1964- Liam Ó Maonlaí -Irish keyboard player and songwriter (Hothouse Flowers)
1964- Dana Plato -American actress (d. 1999)
1964- Bonnie St. John -American skier
1965- Sigrun Wodars -German runner
1966- Calvin Borel -American jockey
1967- Careena Collins -American porn actress and director
1967- Steve DiGiorgio -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Death (metal band)|Death, Control Denied, Sadus, and Charred Walls of the Damned)
1967- David Guetta -French DJ and producer
1967- Julie Pinson -American actress
1967- Sharleen Spiteri -Scottish singer-songwriter and actress (Texas (band)|Texas)
1968- Greg Tribbett -American singer and guitarist (Mudvayne and Hellyeah)
1968- Mark Preston -Australian engineer
1968- Russ Springer -American baseball player
1969- Michelle Clunie -American actress
1969- Hélène Grimaud -French pianist
1969- Michel Picard -Canadian ice hockey player
1970- Neil Hannon -Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Divine Comedy (band)|The Divine Comedy and The Duckworth Lewis Method)
1970- Andy Houston -American race car driver
1970- Marc Rosset -Swiss-Monacan tennis player
1970- Morgan Spurlock -American director, producer, and screenwriter
1970- Paul Ware -English footballer (d. 2013)
1971- Jamie Drummond -Scottish-Canadian journalist and critic
1971- Robin Finck -American guitarist and songwriter (Nine Inch Nails and Guns N' Roses)
1971- Matthew Ryan (musician)|Matthew Ryan -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Strays Don't Sleep)
1971- Trivikram Srinivas -Indian director and screenwriter
1971- Martin Björk -Swedish television presenter
1972- Christopher Daniel Barnes -American actor
1972- Mike Goldman -Australian radio and television host
1972- Danny Grewcock -English rugby player
1972- Jason London -American actor and producer
1972- Jeremy London -American actor and producer
1972- Hasim Rahman -American boxer
1972- Marcus Stewart -English footballer and coach
1973- Catê -Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2011)
1973- Yunjin Kim -South Korean-American actress
1973- Martín Palermo -Argentinian footballer and manager
1974- Kris Benson -American baseball player
1974- Brigitte Foster-Hylton -Jamaican hurdler
1974- Christian Gómez -Argentinian footballer
1974- Chris Summers (drummer)|Chris Summers -Norwegian drummer (Turbonegro and Bigbang (Norwegian band)|Bigbang)
1975- Venkat Prabhu -Indian actor, singer, director, and screenwriter
1976- Rob Caggiano -American guitarist and producer (Anthrax (American band)|Anthrax, Boiler Room (band)|Boiler Room, and The Damned Things)
1976- Melyssa Ford -Canadian model and actress
1976- Chang Hao -Chinese Go (game)|Go player
1976- One Be Lo -American rapper (Binary Star (band)|Binary Star)
1976- Mark Philippoussis -Australian tennis player
1977- Andres Oper -Estonian footballer
1977- María Sánchez Lorenzo -Spanish tennis player
1977- Anthony Thomas (American football)|Anthony Thomas -American football player and coach
1978- Mohamed Aboutrika -Egyptian footballer
1978- Elisabeth Bachman -American volleyball player
1978- Rio Ferdinand -English footballer
1978- Tomoya Nagase -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (Tokio (band)|Tokio)
1978- Barry Robson -Scottish footballer
1978- Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink -Dutch footballer
1979- Mike Commodore -Canadian ice hockey player
1979- Will Demps -American football player
1979- Danny Fonseca -Costa Rican footballer
1979- Barney Harwood -English television host and actor
1979- Jon Peter Lewis -American singer-songwriter and actor
1979- Joey Ryan (wrestler)|Joey Ryan -American wrestler
1979- Otep Shamaya -American singer-songwriter and actress (Otep)
1980- Karthik (singer)|Karthik -Indian singer-songwriter
1980- Sergio Bernardo Almirón -Argentinian footballer
1980- Gervasio Deferr -Spanish gymnast
1980- James Franklin (cricketer)|James Franklin -New Zealand cricketer
1980- Luciana Salazar -Argentinian model, actress, and singer
1981- Muhammad Hassan (wrestler)|Muhammad Hassan -American wrestler and educator
1981- Anushka Shetty -Indian actress
1982- Pascal Leclaire -Canadian ice hockey player
1983- Forrest Kline -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hellogoodbye)
1983- Esmerling Vásquez -Dominican baseball player
1984- Mihkel Aksalu -Estonian footballer
1984- Jonathan Bornstein -American soccer player
1984- Amelia Vega -Dominican actress and singer, Miss Universe|Miss Universe 2003
1985- Sebastian Aldén -Swedish motorcycle racer
1985- Lucas Neff -American actor
1986- Andy Hull -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Manchester Orchestra, Bad Books, and Right Away, Great Captain!)
1986- David Nelson (American football)|David Nelson -American football player
1986- Doukissa Nomikou -Greek model
1987- Marek Semjan -Slovak tennis player
1987- Rachele Brooke Smith -American actress and dancer
1988- Alexandr Dolgopolov -Ukrainian tennis player
1988- Simone Favaro -Italian rugby player
1988- Thomas Schneider (athlete)|Thomas Schneider -German sprinter
1988- Tinie Tempah -English rapper and producer
1989- Nadezhda Tolokonnikova -Russian singer and activist (Pussy Riot)
1990- Daniel Ayala (footballer)|Daniel Ayala -Spanish footballer
1990- Matt Corby -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1990- David de Gea -Spanish footballer
1990- Joelle Hadjia -Australian singer-songwriter
1994- Haruna Iikubo -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)
1996- Lorde -New Zealand singer-songwriter
1997- Erika Hendsel -Estonian tennis player
History of Deaths
1225- Engelbert II of Berg -German archbishop and saint (b. 1186)
1550- Jón Arason -Icelandic bishop and poet (b. 1484)
1574- Solomon Luria -Polish rabbi and educator (b. 1510)
1581- Richard Davies (bishop)|Richard Davies -Welsh bishop and scholar (b. 1505)
1599- Gasparo Tagliacozzi -Italian surgeon and educator (b. 1546)
1633- Cornelis Drebbel -Dutch inventor, invented the submarine (b. 1572)
1639- Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour -English politician (b. 1560)
1642- Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester -English judge and politician, Lord High Treasurer|Lord High Treasurer of The United Kingdom (b. 1563)
1713- Elizabeth Barry -English actress (b. 1658)
1837- Elijah Parish Lovejoy -American minister and journalist (b. 1809)
1872- Alfred Clebsch -German mathematician and academic (b. 1833)
1881- John MacHale -Irish archbishop (b. 1791)
1906- Heinrich Seidel -German engineer and poet (b. 1842)
1913- Alfred Russel Wallace -English biologist and geographer (b. 1823)
1919- Hugo Haase -German jurist and politician (b. 1863)
1922- Sam Thompson -American baseball player (b. 1860)
1923- Ashwini Kumar Dutta -Indian educator and philanthropist (b. 1856)
1930- Ōkido Moriemon -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 23rd Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna (b. 1878)
1933- Harold Weber -American golfer (b. 1882)
1941- Frank Pick -English businessman (b. 1878)
1943- Dwight Frye -American actor (b. 1899)
1944- Richard Sorge -Azerbaijani-German journalist and spy (b. 1895)
1944- Hannah Szenes -Hungarian-Israeli soldier and poet (b. 1921)
1947- K. Natesa Iyer -Indian-Sri Lankan journalist and politician (b. 1887)
1952- Filippos Karvelas -Greek gymnast (b. 1877)
1959- Victor McLaglen -English-American boxer and actor (b. 1883)
1962- Eleanor Roosevelt -American humanitarian and politician, 39th First Lady of the United States (b. 1884)
1965- Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad -Pakistani caliph (b. 1889)
1966- Rube Bressler -American baseball player (b. 1894)
1967- John Nance Garner -American lawyer and politician, 32nd Vice President of the United States (b. 1868)
1968- Gordon Coventry -Australian footballer (b. 1901)
1968- Alexander Gelfond -Russian mathematician, cryptographer, and academic (b. 1906)
1974- Eric Linklater -Welsh-Scottish author and academic (b. 1899)
1978- Jivraj Narayan Mehta -Indian surgeon and politician, 6th Chief Minister of Gujarat (b. 1887)
1978- Gene Tunney -American boxer (b. 1897)
1980- Steve McQueen -American actor and producer (b. 1930)
1981- Will Durant -American historian and philosopher (b. 1885)
1983- Germaine Tailleferre -French composer (b. 1892)
1986- Tracy Pew -Australian bass player (The Birthday Party (band)|The Birthday Party and The Saints (band)|The Saints) (b. 1957)
1990- Lawrence Durrell -Indian-French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1912)
1991- Carter Cornelius -American singer (Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose) (b. 1948)
1991- Tom of Finland -Finnish illustrator (b. 1920)
1992- Alexander Dubček -Slovak soldier and politician (b. 1921)
1992- Jack Kelly (actor)|Jack Kelly -American actor (b. 1927)
1993- Adelaide Hall -American-English singer, actress, and dancer (b. 1901)
1994- Shorty Rogers -American trumpet player and composer (b. 1924)
1995- Ann Dunham -American anthropologist (b. 1942)
1996- Claude Ake -Nigerian political scientist and academic (b. 1939)
1996- Jaja Wachuku -Nigerian lawyer and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nigeria)|Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1918)
2000- Ingrid of Sweden -(b. 1910)
2000- Nimalan Soundaranayagam -Sri Lankan educator and politician, Minister of Defence (India)|Indian Minister of Defence (b. 1950)
2000- Chidambaram Subramaniam -Indian politician (b. 1910)
2001- Nida Blanca -Filipino actress (b. 1936)
2002- Rudolf Augstein -German journalist, co-founded ''Der Spiegel'' (b. 1923)
2004- Howard Keel -American actor and singer (b. 1919)
2005- Harry Thompson -English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1960)
2006- Aino Kukk -Estonian chess player (b. 1930)
2006- Bryan Pata -American football player (b. 1984)
2006- Johnny Sain -American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)
2006- Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber -French journalist andf politician (b. 1924)
2007- Earl Dodge -American politician (b. 1932)
2007- George W. George -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1920)
2010- Smaro Stefanidou -Greek actress (b. 1913)
2011- Joe Frazier -American boxer (b. 1944)
2012- Carmen Basilio -American boxer (b. 1927)
2012- Aleksandr Berkutov -Russian rower (b. 1933)
2012- Heinz-Jürgen Blome -German footballer (b. 1946)
2012- Ellen Douglas -American author (b. 1921)
2012- Kevin O'Donnell, Jr. -American author (b. 1950)
2012- Sandy Pearson -Australian general (b. 1918)
2012- Darrell Royal -American football player and coach (b. 1924)
2012- Arthur K. Snyder -American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
2012- Elliott Stein -American historian and journalist (b. 1928)
2013- John Cole (journalist)|John Cole -Irish-English journalist (b. 1927)
2013- Ian Davies (basketball)|Ian Davies -Australian basketball player and coach (b. 1956)
2013- Ron Dellow -English footballer and manager (b. 1914)
2013- Joey Manley -American publisher, founded ''Modern Tales'' (b. 1965)
2013- Paul Mantee -American actor (b. 1931)
2013- Jack Mitchell (photographer)|Jack Mitchell -American photographer and author (b. 1925)
2013- Joseph Rhodes, Jr. -American academic and politician (b. 1947)
2013- Amparo Rivelles -Spanish actress (b. 1925)
2013- Manfred Rommel -German lawyer and politician (b. 1928)