This Day in History

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Day History: October-1

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Events History


331 BC- Alexander the Great -defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.

959- Edgar the Peaceful -becomes king of all England.

1553-Coronation of Queen Mary I of England -

1787-Russians under Alexander Suvorov -defeat the Turks Battle of Kinburn (1787)|at Kinburn.

1791-First session of the French Legislative Assembly (France)|Legislative Assembly -

1795- Belgium -is History of Belgium#French control|conquered by France.

1800- Spain -cedes Louisiana (New France)|Louisiana to France via the Third Treaty of San Ildefonso|Treaty of San Ildefonso.

1811-The first steamboat -to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orleans.

1814-Opening of the Congress of Vienna -intended to redraw Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.

1827- Russo-Persian War (1826–28)|Russo-Persian War -The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.

1829- South African College -is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; it will later separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.

1832- Texian -political delegates Convention of 1832|convened at San Felipe de Austin to petition for changes in the governance of Mexican Texas.

1843-The '' News of the World -' Tabloid (newspaper format)#Europe|tabloid begins publication in London.

1847-German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens -founds Siemens AG & Halske.

1854-The watch company founded in 1850 -in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American system of watch manufacturing.

1880- John Philip Sousa -becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.

1880-First electric lamp factory is opened by Thomas Edison -

1887- Balochistan -is conquered by the British Empire.

1890- Yosemite National Park -is established by the United States Congress|U.S. Congress.

1891-In California -Stanford University opens its doors.

1898-The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration -is founded under the name ''k.u.k. Exportakademie''.

1903- Baseball -The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.

1905-František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague -inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.

1908- Ford Motor Company|Ford -puts the Ford Model T|Model T car on the market at a price of US$825.

1910- Los Angeles Times bombing -A large bomb destroys the ''Los Angeles Times'' building in downtown Los Angeles, killing 21.

1918- World War I -Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia", capture Damascus.

1920-Sir Percy Cox -lands in Basra to assume his responsibilities as High Commissioner in Iraq.

1928-The Soviet Union -introduces its First five-year plan (Soviet Union)|First five-year plan.

1931-The George Washington Bridge -linking New Jersey and New York opens.

1931- Spain -adopted women's suffrage.

1936- Francisco Franco -is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.

1937-The Japanese city Handa, Aichi|Handa -is founded in Aichi Prefecture.

1938-Germany annexes the Sudetenland -

1939-After a one-month Siege of Warsaw (1939)|Siege of Warsaw -hostile Nazi forces enter the city.

1940-The Pennsylvania Turnpike -often considered the first superhighway in the United States, opens to traffic.

1942-{{USS|Grouper|SS-214|6}} torpedoes '' Lisbon Maru -' not knowing she is carrying British prisoner of war|PoWs from Hong Kong

1942-First flight of the Bell Aircraft|Bell -XP-59 "Aircomet".

1943- World War II -Naples falls to Allies of World War II|Allied soldiers.

1946- Nazism|Nazi -leaders are sentenced at Nuremberg trials.

1946- Daegu October Incident -occurs in United States Army Military Government in Korea|Allied occupied Korea.

1946- Mensa International -is founded in the United Kingdom.

1947-The North American F-86 Sabre -flies for the first time.

1949-The People's Republic of China is established and declared by Mao Zedong -

1957-First appearance of '' In God we trust -' on U.S. paper currency.

1958- NASA -is created to replace National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics|NACA.

1960- Nigeria -gains independence from the United Kingdom.

1961-The United States Defense Intelligence Agency -(DIA) is formed, becoming the country's first centralized military espionage organization.

1961-East and West Cameroon merge to form the Cameroon|Federal Republic of Cameroon -

1962-First broadcast of '' The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson -'.

1964-The Free Speech Movement -is launched on the campus of University of California, Berkeley.

1964-Japanese '' Shinkansen -' ("bullet trains") begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.

1965-General Suharto -puts down an apparent coup attempt by the 30 September Movement in Indonesia.

1966- West Coast Airlines Flight 956 -crashes with eighteen fatalities and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.

1968-The Guyana|Guyanese -government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).

1969- Concorde -breaks the sound barrier for the first time.

1971- Walt Disney World -opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.

1971-The first brain-scan using x-ray computed tomography -(CT or CAT scan) is performed at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London.

1975-The Seychelles -gain internal self-government. The Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands and take the name Tuvalu.

1975- Thrilla in Manila -Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.

1975- Al Jackson, Jr. -(Booker T. & the M.G.'s), was shot fatally five times in the back in his own home.

1978- Tuvalu -gains independence from the United Kingdom.

1978-The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party -is founded.

1979- Pope John Paul II -begins his first pastoral visit to the United States.

1979-The MTR -the rapid transit railway system in Hong Kong, opens.

1979-The United States returns sovereignty of the Panama Canal -to Panama.

1982- Helmut Kohl -replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany (Federal Republic)|Chancellor of Germany through a constructive vote of no confidence.

1982- Epcot -opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.

1982- Sony -launches the first consumer compact disc player (model Sony CDP-101|CDP-101).

1985-The Israeli Air Force -bombs Palestine Liberation Organization Headquarters in Tunis.

1987-The 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake|Whittier Narrows earthquake -shakes the San Gabriel Valley, registering as Richter magnitude scale|magnitude 5.9.

1989-Denmark introduces the world's first legal modern same-sex civil union -called "registered partnership".

1991-The Siege of Dubrovnik -begins.

1992- Cartoon Network -begins broadcasting.

1994- Palau -gains independence from the United Nations (United Nations Trusteeship Council|trusteeship administered by the United States of America).

2009-The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom -takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.

2012-A 2012 Lamma Island ferry collision|ferry collision -off the coast of Hong Kong kills 38 people and injures 102 others.

2012-Domestic and International flights of Thai AirAsia -transferred all operations from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Don Mueang International Airport .

2013-The Federal government of the United States|U.S. federal government -United States federal government shutdown of 2013|shuts down non-essential services after it is unable to pass a budget measure.

Famous Birthdays


208- Alexander Severus -Roman emperor (d. 235)

1207- Henry III of England -(d. 1272)

1507- Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola -Italian architect, designed the Church of the Gesù (d. 1573)

1540- Johann Jakob Grynaeus -Swiss clergyman and theologian (d. 1617)

1620- Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem -Dutch painter (d. 1683)

1671- Luigi Guido Grandi -Italian monk, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1742)

1685- Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 1740)

1691- Arthur Onslow -English politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom)|Speaker of the House of Commons for the United Kingdom (d. 1768)

1712- William Shippen -American physician and politician (d. 1801)

1724- Giovanni Battista Cirri -Italian cellist and composer (d. 1808)

1729- Anton Cajetan Adlgasser -German organist and composer (d. 1777)

1730- Richard Stockton (Continental Congressman)|Richard Stockton -American lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1781)

1760- William Thomas Beckford -English author and politician (d. 1844)

1762- Anton Bernolák -Slovak priest and linguist (d. 1813)

1771- Pierre Baillot -French violinist and composer (d. 1842)

1791- Sergey Aksakov -Russian author (d. 1859)

1808- Mary Anna Custis Lee -American wife of Robert E. Lee (d. 1873)

1832- Caroline Harrison -American educator, 24th First Lady of the United States (d. 1892)

1832- Henry Clay Work -American composer and songwriter (d. 1884)

1835- Ádám Politzer -Hungarian-Austrian physician (d. 1920)

1842- S. Subramania Iyer -Indian lawyer and jurist (d. 1924)

1842- Charles Cros -French poet and author (d. 1888)

1846- Nectarios of Aegina -Greek metropolitan and saint (d. 1920)

1847- Annie Besant -English-Indian activist and author (d. 1933)

1865- Paul Dukas -French composer, scholar, and critic (d. 1935)

1877- Clement Deykin -English rugby player (d. 1969)

1878- Othmar Spann -Austrian economist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1950)

1881- William Boeing -American engineer and businessman, founded the Boeing|Boeing Company (d. 1956)

1885- Louis Untermeyer -American anthologist, author, and critic (d. 1977)

1887- Shizuichi Tanaka -Japanese general (d. 1945)

1888- Charles Jordan (magician)|Charles Jordan -American magician (d. 1944)

1890- Stanley Holloway -English actor and singer (d. 1982)

1893- Cliff Friend -American pianist and songwriter (d. 1974)

1893- Yip Man -Chinese martial artist (d. 1972)

1894- Edgar Krahn -Estonian mathematician and academic (d. 1961)

1896- Liaquat Ali Khan -Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1951)

1896- Ted Healy -American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1937)

1899- Ernest Haycox -American author (d. 1950)

1900- Tom Goddard -English cricketer (d. 1966)

1903- Vladimir Horowitz -Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (d. 1989)

1904- Otto Robert Frisch -Austrian-English physicist and academic (d. 1979)

1904- A. K. Gopalan -Indian politician (d. 1977)

1906- S. D. Burman -Bangladeshi-Indian singer-songwriter (d. 1975)

1907- Maurice Bardèche -French journalist, author, and critic (d. 1998)

1907- Ödön Pártos -Hungarian-Israeli viola player and composer (d. 1977)

1908- Herman David Koppel -Danish pianist and composer (d. 1998)

1909- Sam Yorty -American captain and politician, 37th Mayor of Los Angeles (d. 1998)

1910- Bonnie and Clyde|Bonnie Parker -American criminal (d. 1934)

1910- Fritz Köberle -Austrian-Brazilian physician and pathologist (d. 1983)

1910- José Enrique Moyal -Australian physicist and engineer (d. 1998)

1910- Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg -Polish-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2012)

1911- Irwin Kostal -American songwriter, screenwriter, and publisher (d. 1994)

1911- Heinrich Mark -Estonian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (d. 2004)

1912- Kathleen Ollerenshaw -English mathematician, astronomer, and politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester (d. 2014)

1913- Hélio Gracie -Brazilian martial artist (d. 2009)

1913- Harry Lookofsky -American violinist and producer (d. 1998)

1914- Daniel J. Boorstin -American historian, lawyer, and author, 12th Librarian of Congress (d. 2004)

1915- Jerome Bruner -American psychologist and author

1917- Cahal Daly -Irish cardinal (d. 2009)

1917- Robert Gist -American actor and director (d. 1998)

1919- Majrooh Sultanpuri -Indian poet and songwriter (d. 2000)

1920- David Herbert Donald -American historian and author (d. 2009)

1920- Walter Matthau -American actor and singer (d. 2000)

1921- James Whitmore -American actor and singer (d. 2009)

1922- Chen-Ning Yang -Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1924- Jimmy Carter -American lieutenant and politician, 39th President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1924- William Rehnquist -American lawyer and jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 2005)

1924- Roger Williams (pianist)|Roger Williams -American pianist (d. 2011)

1925- Bob Boyd (baseball)|Bob Boyd -American baseball player (d. 2004)

1927- Tom Bosley -American actor and singer (d. 2010)

1927- Sherman Glenn Finesilver -American lawyer and judge (d. 2006)

1927- Sandy Gall -Malaysian-Scottish journalist and author

1928- Sivaji Ganesan -Indian actor (d. 2001)

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

1928- Willy Mairesse -Belgian race car driver (d. 1969)

1928- George Peppard -American actor, singer, and director (d. 1994)

1928- Zhu Rongji -Chinese engineer and politician, 5th Premier of the People's Republic of China

1929- Ken Arthurson -Australian rugby player and coach

1929- Grady Chapman -American singer (The Robins) (d. 2011)

1929- Bonnie Owens -American singer-songwriter (The Strangers (American band)|The Strangers) (d. 2006)

1930- Frank Gardner (racing driver)|Frank Gardner -Australian race car driver (d. 2009)

1930- Richard Harris -Irish-English actor, singer, and producer (d. 2002)

1930- Naimatullah Khan -Pakistani lawyer and politician, Mayor of Karachi

1930- Philippe Noiret -French actor (d. 2006)

1931- Sylvano Bussotti -Italian violinist and composer

1931- Anwar Shamim -Pakistani general (d. 2013)

1931- Alan Wagner -American radio host and critic (d. 2007)

1932- Albert Collins -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)

1934- Emilio Botín -Spanish banker and businessman (d. 2014)

1934- Geoff Stephens -English songwriter and producer

1935- Julie Andrews -English actress and singer

1935- Walter De Maria -American sculptor and drummer (The Druds) (d. 2013)

1936- Duncan Edwards -English footballer (d. 1958)

1936- Stella Stevens -American actress, singer, and director

1938- Mary McFadden -American fashion designer

1939- George Archer -American golfer (d. 2005)

1939- Geoffrey Whitehead -English actor

1940- Steve O'Rourke -English race car driver and manager (d. 2003)

1940- Marc Savoy -American accordion player, created the Cajun accordion

1942- Herb Fame -American singer (Peaches & Herb)

1942- Jean-Pierre Jabouille -French race car driver

1942- Robert Lelièvre -French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)

1942- David Stancliffe -English bishop

1942- Günter Wallraff -German journalist

1943- Jean-Jacques Annaud -French director, producer, and screenwriter

1943- Angèle Arsenault -Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1943- Jerry Martini -American saxophonist (Sly and the Family Stone and Rubicon (US band)|Rubicon)

1945- Rod Carew -Panamanian-American baseball player and coach

1945- Donny Hathaway -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1979)

1945- Carrie Lucas -American singer

1945- Ellen McIlwaine -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1945- Spider Sabich -American skier (d. 1976)

1945- Patty Shepard -American-Spanish actress (d. 2013)

1946- Dave Holland -English bassist, composer, and bandleader (Gateway (band)|Gateway)

1946- Tim O'Brien (author)|Tim O'Brien -American soldier and author

1947- Dave Arneson -American game designer, co-created ''Dungeons & Dragons'' (d. 2009)

1947- Dalveer Bhandari -Indian lawyer and judge

1947- Buzz Capra -American baseball player and coach

1947- Aaron Ciechanover -Israeli biologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1947- Stephen Collins -American actor, singer, and director

1947- Nevill Drury -English-Australian journalist and publisher (d. 2013)

1947- Adriano Tilgher (politician)|Adriano Tilgher -Italian politician

1947- Martin Turner -English singer-songwriter and bass player (Wishbone Ash and Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash)

1947- Mariska Veres -Dutch singer (Shocking Blue) (d. 2006)

1948- Cub Koda -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station (band)|Brownsville Station) (d. 2000)

1949- Isaac Bonewits -American singer-songwriter, liturgist, and author (d. 2010)

1949- Sheila Gilmore -Scottish lawyer and politician

1949- André Rieu -Dutch violinist, composer, and conductor

1950- Elpida (singer)|Elpida -Greek singer-songwriter

1950- Susan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield -English neuroscientist, academic, and politician

1950- Mark Helias -American bassist and composer

1950- Sigbjørn Johnsen -Norwegian politician, Minister of Finance (Norway)|Norwegian Minister of Finance

1950- Jeane Manson -American model, singer, and actress

1950- Randy Quaid -American actor and producer

1951- Brian Greenway -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (April Wine and Mashmakhan)

1952- Jacques Martin (ice hockey)|Jacques Martin -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

1952- Bob Myrick -American baseball player (d. 2012)

1952- Ivan Sekyra -Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist (Abraxas (Czech band)|Abraxas) (d. 2012)

1953- Pete Falcone -American baseball player

1953- John Hegley -English comedian and poet

1953- Viljar Loor -Estonian volleyball player (d. 2011)

1953- Miguel Lopez (soccer)|Miguel Lopez -Salvadorian-American soccer player

1953- Grete Waitz -Norwegian runner (d. 2011)

1953- Klaus Wowereit -German politician, Governing Mayor of Berlin

1954- Martin Strel -Slovenian swimmer

1955- Howard Hewett -American singer (Shalamar)

1955- Morten Gunnar Larsen -Norwegian pianist and composer

1955- Jeff Reardon -American baseball player

1956- Andrus Ansip -Estonian engineer and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Estonia

1956- Theresa May -English politician, Home Secretary|Secretary of State for the Home Department

1957- Stelios Mainas -Greek actor

1958- Martin Cooper (musician)|Martin Cooper -English saxophonist, composer, and painter (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Godot (band)|Godot)

1958- Masato Nakamura -Japanese bass player and producer (Dreams Come True (band)|Dreams Come True)

1959- Mark Aizlewood -Welsh footballer and manager

1959- Brian P. Cleary -American author and poet

1959- Youssou N'Dour -Senegalese singer-songwriter, actor, and politician

1960- Gerald Scheunemann -German footballer

1961- Gary Ablett, Sr. -Australian footballer

1961- Rico Constantino -American wrestler and manager

1961- Robert Rey -Brazilian-American surgeon

1961- Corrie van Zyl -South African cricketer and coach

1962- Esai Morales -American actor, director, and producer

1962- Paul Walsh -English footballer and sportscaster

1963- Jean-Denis Délétraz -Swiss race car driver

1963- Mark McGwire -American baseball player and coach

1964- Harry Hill -English comedian, actor, and author

1964- Max Matsuura -Japanese songwriter, producer, and manager

1964- Jonathan Sarfati -Australian-New Zealand chess player and author

1964- Christopher Titus -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1965- Andreas Keller -German field hockey player

1965- Ted King (actor)|Ted King -American actor

1965- Cindy Margolis -American model and actress

1965- Chris Reason -Australian journalist

1965- Cliff Ronning -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1966- George Weah -Liberian footballer and politician

1966- José Ángel Ziganda -Spanish footballer and manager

1967- Mike Pringle (Canadian football)|Mike Pringle -American-Canadian football player

1967- Scott Young (ice hockey, born 1967)|Scott Young -American ice hockey player

1968- Sacha Dean Biyan -Canadian photographer and journalist

1968- Rob Collard -English race car driver

1968- Phil de Glanville -English rugby player

1968- Kevin Griffin -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Better Than Ezra)

1968- Jon Guenther -American author

1968- Jay Underwood -American actor and pastor

1969- Zach Galifianakis -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Ori Kaplan -Israeli-American saxophonist (Balkan Beat Box, Gogol Bordello, and Firewater (band)|Firewater)

1969- Marcus Stephen -Nauruan weightlifter and politician, 27th President of Nauru

1969- Igor Ulanov -Russian ice hockey player

1970- Simon Davey -Welsh footballer and manager

1970- Jung Joon-ho -South Korean actor and singer

1970- Kam Woo-sung -South Korean actor

1970- Alexei Zhamnov -Russian ice hockey player and manager

1971- Song Il-gook -South Korean actor

1971- Gigi Lai -Hong Kong actress and singer

1971- Andrew O'Keefe -Australian lawyer and television host

1972- Ronen Altman Kaydar -Israeli author and poet

1972- Jean Paulo Fernandes -Brazilian footballer

1972- Leila Hatami -Iranian actress

1972- Esa Holopainen -Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Amorphis)

1973- Rachid Chékhémani -French runner

1973- Jana Henke -German swimmer

1973- John Mackey (composer)|John Mackey -American composer

1973- John Thomson (baseball)|John Thomson -American baseball player and coach

1974- Christian Borle -American actor, singer, and dancer

1974- Keith Duffy -Irish singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Boyzone)

1974- Mats Lindgren -Swedish ice hockey player and coach

1974- Sherri Saum -American actress

1975- Didem Erol -Australian-American model and actress

1975- Chulpan Khamatova -Russian actress

1975- Zoltán Sebescen -German footballer

1975- Kim Sun-a -South Korean actress

1976- Danielle Bisutti -American actress and singer

1976- Kona Carmack -American model and actress

1976- Denis Gauthier -Canadian ice hockey player

1976- Ümit Karan -German-Turkish footballer

1976- Richard Oakes (guitarist)|Richard Oakes -English guitarist (Suede)

1976- Antonio Roybal -American painter and sculptor

1976- Mark Švets -Estonian footballer

1976- Dora Venter -Hungarian porn actress

1977- Jeffrey van Hooydonk -Belgian race car driver

1978- Nicole Atkins -American singer-songwriter

1978- Leticia Cline -American model and journalist

1979- Curtis Axel -American wrestler

1979- Rudi Johnson -American football player

1979- Gilberto Martínez -Costa Rican footballer

1979- Ryan Pontbriand -American football player

1979- Marko Stanojevic -English-Italian rugby player

1980- Antonio Narciso -Italian footballer

1981- Júlio Baptista -Brazilian footballer

1981- Tom Donnelly -New Zealand rugby player

1981- Rupert Friend -English actor, producer, and screenwriter

1981- Gaby Mudingayi -Belgian footballer

1981- Johnny Oduya -Swedish ice hockey player

1981- Arnau Riera -Spanish footballer

1981- David Yelldell -German-American soccer player

1982- Haruna Babangida -Nigerian footballer

1982- Aleksandar Đuričić -Serbian author and playwright

1982- Franklin Lyons -Canadian lawyer

1982- Sandra Oxenryd -Swedish singer

1982- Reese Rideout -American porn actor and model

1983- Mohamed Abdelwahab -Egyptian footballer (d. 2006)

1983- Mirko Vučinić -Montenegrin footballer

1984- Matt Cain -American baseball player

1984- Daniel Guillén Ruiz -Spanish footballer

1984- Mónica Spear -Venezuelan model and actress, Miss Venezuela 2004 (d. 2014)

1985- Nazimuddin Ahmed -Bangladeshi cricketer

1985- Porcelain Black -American singer-songwriter

1985- Tim Deasy -English footballer

1985- Maikel Nabil Sanad -Egyptian activist and blogger

1985- Revazi Zintiridis -Greek martial artist

1986- Sayaka Kanda -Japanese actress and singer

1986- Jurnee Smollett -American actress

1986- Ricardo Vaz Tê -Portuguese footballer

1986- Justin Westhoff -Australian footballer

1987- Hiroki Aiba -Japanese actor and singer

1987- Lionel Ainsworth -English footballer

1988- Cariba Heine -South African-Australian actress and dancer

1989- Brie Larson -American actress and singer

1990- Jan Kirchhoff -German footballer

1990- Charlie McDonnell -English blogger

1990- Pedro Filipe Mendes -Portuguese footballer

1990- Albert Prosa -Estonian footballer

1991- Conor Clifford -Irish footballer

1991- Rain Veideman -Estonian basketball player

1996- Melanie Stokke -Norwegian tennis player

History of Deaths


686- Emperor Tenmu -of Japan (b. 631)

959- Eadwig -English king (b. 941)

1040- Alan III, Duke of Brittany -(b. 997)

1310- Beatrice of Burgundy, Lady of Bourbon -(b. 1257)

1404- Pope Boniface IX -(b. 1356)

1416- Yaqub Spata -Albanian ruler

1499- Marsilio Ficino -Italian astrologer and philosopher (b. 1433)

1500- John Alcock (bishop)|John Alcock -English bishop (b. 1430)

1567- Pietro Carnesecchi -Italian humanist (b. 1508)

1570- Frans Floris -Flemish painter (b. 1520)

1574- Maarten van Heemskerck -Dutch painter (b. 1498)

1578- John of Austria -(b. 1547)

1588- Edward James (martyr)|Edward James -English priest and martyr (b. 1557)

1602- Hernando de Cabezón -Spanish organist and composer (b. 1541)

1609- Giammateo Asola -Italian composer (b. 1532)

1684- Pierre Corneille -French playwright (b. 1606)

1693- Pedro Abarca -Spanish theologian and academic (b. 1619)

1708- John Blow -English organist and composer (b. 1649)

1768- Robert Simson -Scottish mathematician and academic (b. 1687)

1837- Robert Clark (U.S. politician)|Robert Clark -American politician (b. 1777)

1838- Charles Tennant -Scottish chemist and businessman (b. 1768)

1864- Rose O'Neal Greenhow -American spy (b. 1817)

1878- Mindon Min -Burmese king (b. 1808)

1885- John Light Atlee -American physician and surgeon (b. 1799)

1901- Abdur Rahman Khan -Afghan emir (b. 1844)

1913- Eugene O'Keefe -Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1827)

1919- Princess Charlotte of Prussia -(b. 1860)

1929- Antoine Bourdelle -French sculptor and painter (b. 1861)

1930- Paul Wiesner -German sailor (b. 1855)

1942- Ants Piip -Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1884)

1951- Peter McWilliam -Scottish-English footballer and manager (b. 1878)

1955- Charles Christie -American film producer, founded Christie Film Company (b. 1880)

1958- Robert Falk -Russian painter and educator (b. 1886)

1959- Enrico De Nicola -Italian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of Italy (b. 1877)

1961- Ludwig Bemelmans -Italian-American author and illustrator (b. 1898)

1970- Raúl Riganti -Argentinian race car driver (b. 1893)

1972- Louis Leakey -Kenyan-English archaeologist and paleontologist (b. 1903)

1974- Spyridon Marinatos -Greek archaeologist and academic (b. 1901)

1975- Al Jackson, Jr. -American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Booker T. & the M.G.'s) (b. 1935)

1984- Walter Alston -American baseball player and manager (b. 1911)

1985- E. B. White -American journalist and author (b. 1899)

1986- Archie League -American air traffic controller (b. 1907)

1988- Sacheverell Sitwell -English author, poet, and critic (b. 1897)

1990- Curtis LeMay -American general (b. 1906)

1992- Petra Kelly -German politician (b. 1947)

1994- Paul Lorenzen -German mathematician and philosopher (b. 1915)

1996- Pat McGeown -Irish activist (b. 1956)

1997- Jerome H. Lemelson -American engineer (b. 1923)

1999- Lena Zavaroni -Scottish singer (b. 1963)

2000- Kray twins|Reginald Kray -English gangster (b. 1933)

2001- Guy Beaulne -Canadian actor and director (b. 1921)

2002- Walter Annenberg -American publisher and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1908)

2004- Richard Avedon -American sailor and photographer (b. 1923)

2004- Bruce Palmer -Canadian bass player (Buffalo Springfield and The Mynah Birds) (b. 1946)

2004- Robert Vaidlo -Estonian journalist and author (b. 1921)

2006- Fawaz al-Rabeiee -Saudi Arabian terrorist (b. 1979)

2006- Jerald Tanner -American author and activist (b. 1938)

2006- André Viger -Canadian wheelchair racer (b. 1952)

2007- Ronnie Hazlehurst -English conductor and composer (b. 1928)

2007- Harry Lee (sheriff)|Harry Lee -American police officer and lawyer (b. 1932)

2007- Chris Mainwaring -Australian footballer and journalist (b. 1965)

2007- Al Oerter -American discus thrower (b. 1936)

2007- Ned Sherrin -English radio host and director (b. 1931)

2008- John Biddle (yachting cinematographer)|John Biddle -American sailor and cinematographer (b. 1925)

2009- Cintio Vitier -Cuban poet and author (b. 1921)

2010- Ian Buxton -English footballer and cricketer (b. 1938)

2011- Sven Tumba -Swedish ice hockey player and golfer (b. 1931)

2012- Dirk Bach -German actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1961)

2012- Sahara Davenport -American drag queen performer (b. 1984)

2012- Abdelkader Fréha -Algerian footballer (b. 1942)

2012- Octavio Getino -Spanish-Argentinian director and screenwriter (b. 1935)

2012- Eric Hobsbawm -Egyptian-English historian and author (b. 1917)

2012- Mark R. Kravitz -American lawyer and judge (b. 1950)

2012- Moshe Sanbar -Hungarian-Israeli economist and banker (b. 1926)

2012- Shlomo Venezia -Greek-Italian holocaust survivor and author (b. 1923)

2013- Arnold Burns -American lawyer and politician, 21st United States Deputy Attorney General (b. 1930)

2013- Tom Clancy -American historian and author (b. 1947)

2013- Imero Fiorentino -American lighting designer (b. 1928)

2013- Giuliano Gemma -Italian actor (b. 1938)

2013- Israel Gutman -Polish-Israeli historian and author (b. 1923)

2013- Ole Danbolt Mjøs -Norwegian physician, academic, and politician (b. 1939)

2013- Jim Rountree -American football player and coach (b. 1936)

2014- Lynsey de Paul -English singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress (b. 1950)

2014- Shlomo Lahat -Israeli general and politician (b. 1927)

2014- José Martínez (infielder)|José Martínez -Cuban-American baseball player and coach (b. 1942)