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Day History: October-14

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Events History


222- Pope Callixtus I -is killed by a mob in Rome's Trastevere after a 5-year reign in which he had stabilized the Saturday fast three times per year, with no food, oil, or wine to be consumed on those days. Callixtus is succeeded by cardinal Pope Urban I|Urban I.

1066- Norman Conquest -Battle of Hastings: In England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the Normans|Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeat the Anglo-Saxons|English army and kill King Harold II of England.

1322- Robert the Bruce -of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Battle of Old Byland|Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence.

1465- Wallachia -voivode Radu cel Frumos, younger brother of Vlad Ţepeş, issues a writ from his residence in Bucharest

1582-Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar -this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1586- Mary, Queen of Scots -goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England.

1656- Massachusetts -enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The marriage of church-and-state in Puritanism makes them regard the Quakers as spiritually apostate and politically subversive.

1758- Seven Years' War -Austria defeats Prussia at the Battle of Hochkirch.

1773-The first recorded Ministry (government department)|Ministry -of Education, the Commission of National Education, is formed in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

1773-Just before the beginning of the American Revolutionary War -several of the British East India Company's tea ships are set ablaze at the old seaport of Annapolis, Maryland.

1805- Battle of Elchingen -France defeats Austria.

1806- Battle of Jena–Auerstedt -France defeats Prussia.

1808-The Republic of Ragusa -is annexed by France.

1812-Work on London's Regent's Canal -starts.

1840-The Maronite -leader Bashir II surrenders to the British Army and then is sent into exile on the islands of Malta.

1843-The British arrest the Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell -for conspiracy to commit crimes.

1863- American Civil War -Battle of Bristoe Station: Army of the Confederate States of America|Confederate troops under the command of General Robert E. Lee fail to drive the U.S. Army|American Union Army completely out of Virginia.

1882- University of the Punjab -is founded in a part of India that later became West Pakistan.

1884-The American inventor, George Eastman -receives a U.S. Government patent on his new paper-strip photographic film.

1888- Louis Le Prince -films first motion picture: ''Roundhay Garden Scene''.

1898-The steamer ship SS Mohegan|SS ''Mohegan'' -sinks after impacting the Manacles near Cornwall, United Kingdom, killing 106.

1908-The Chicago Cubs -defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2–0, clinching the World Series. It would be their last one to date.

1910-The English aviator Claude Grahame-White -lands his Farman Aircraft biplane on Executive Avenue near the White House in Washington, D.C..

1912-While campaigning in Milwaukee -the former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, is shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank, a mentally-disturbed saloon keeper. With the fresh wound in his chest, and the bullet still within it, Mr. Roosevelt still carries out his scheduled public speech.

1913- Senghenydd Colliery Disaster -the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, occurs, and it claims the lives of 439 miners.

1915- World War I -The Kingdom of Bulgaria joins the Central Powers.

1920-Part of Pechengsky District|Petsamo Province -is ceded by the Soviet Union to Finland.

1925-An Anti-French uprising in French-occupied Damascus, Syria -(All French inhabitants flee the city.)

1926-The children's literature|children's book -''Winnie-the-Pooh'', by A. A. Milne, is first published.

1933- Nazi Germany -withdraws from the League of Nations.

1938-The first flight of the Curtiss Aircraft Company -s P-40 Warhawk fighter plane.

1939-The {{GS|U-47|1938|6}} sinks the British battleship {{HMS|Royal Oak|08|6}} within her harbour at Scapa Flow -Scotland.

1940- Balham tube station#World War II|Balham underground station disaster -in London, England, occurs during the Nazi Luftwaffe The Blitz|air raids on Great Britain.

1943-Prisoners at the Nazi Germany|Nazi German -Sobibór extermination camp in Poland revolt against the Germans, killing eleven SS guards, and wounding many more. About 300 of the Sobibor Camp's 600 prisoners escape, and about 50 of these survive the end of the war.

1943-The American Eighth Air Force -loses 60 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers in aerial combat during the Second Raid on Schweinfurt|second mass-daylight air raid on the Schweinfurt ball bearing factories in western Nazi Germany.

1943- José P. Laurel -takes the oath of office as President of the Philippines (Second Philippine Republic).

1944- Athens -Greece, is liberated by British Army troops entering the city as the Wehrmacht pulls out during World War II. This clears the way for the Greek government-in-exile to return to its historic capital city, with George Papandreou (senior)|George Papandreou, Sr., as the head of government.

1944-Linked to a 20 July plot|plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler -Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is forced to commit suicide.

1947-Captain Chuck Yeager -of the U.S. Air Force flies a Bell X-1 rocket-powered experimental aircraft, the ''Glamorous Glennis'', faster than the speed of sound over the high desert of Southern California and becomes the first pilot and the first airplane to do so in level flight.

1949-Eleven leaders of the American Communist Party -are convicted, after a nine-month trial in a Federal District Court, of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. Federal Government.

1949- Chinese Civil War -People's Liberation Army|Chinese Communist forces occupy the city of Guangzhou (Canton), in Guangdong, China.

1952- Korean War -United Nations and South Korean forces launch Operation Showdown against Chinese strongholds at the Iron Triangle (Korea)|Iron Triangle. The resulting Battle of Triangle Hill is the biggest and bloodiest battle of 1952.

1956-Dr. B. R. Ambedkar -the Indian Dalit (outcaste)|Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers (see Neo-Buddhism).

1957-Queen Elizabeth II -becomes the first Monarchy in Canada|Canadian Monarch to open up an annual session of the Parliament of Canada|Canadian Parliament, presenting her Speech from the throne in Ottawa, Canada.

1958-The American U.S. Atomic Energy Commission|Atomic Energy Commission -with supporting military units, carries out an underground nuclear weapon test at the Nevada Test Site, just north of Las Vegas.

1958-The District of Columbia -s Bar Association votes to accept African-Americans as member attorney at law|attorneys.

1962-The Cuban missile crisis -begins: A U.S. Air Force Lockheed U-2|U-2 reconnaissance plane and its aviator|pilot fly over the island of Cuba and take photographs of Soviet Union|Soviet missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads being installed and erected in Cuba.

1964- Martin Luther King, Jr. -received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.

1964- Leonid Brezhnev -becomes the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union|General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and thereby, along with his allies, such as Alexei Kosygin, the leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), ousting the former monolithic leader Nikita Khrushchev, and sending him into retirement as a nonperson in the USSR.

1966-The city of Montreal -begins the operation of its underground Montreal Metro rapid-transit|rapid-transit system.

1967-The Vietnam War -The folk singer Joan Baez is arrested concerning a physical blockade of the U.S. Army's induction center in Oakland, California.

1968- Vietnam War -Twenty-seven soldiers are arrested at the Presidio of San Francisco in California for their peaceful protest of stockade conditions and the Vietnam War.

1968- Vietnam War -The United States Department of Defense announces that the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps will send about 24,000 soldiers and Marines back to Vietnam for involuntary second tours of duty in the combat zone there.

1968- Apollo program -The first live TV broadcasting|broadcast, by American astronauts in Low Earth orbit|orbit, was performed by the Apollo 7 crew.

1968-An earthquake -rated at 6.8 on the Richter scale destroys the Australian town of Meckering, Western Australia, and it also ruptures all nearby main highways and railroads.

1968- Jim Hines -of the United States of America becomes the first man ever to break the so-called "ten-second barrier" in the 100 metres|100-meter sprint in the Summer Olympic Games held in Mexico City with a time of 9.95 seconds.

1969-The United Kingdom introduces the Fifty pence (British coin)|British fifty-pence coin -which replaces, over the following years, the British ten-shilling note, in anticipation of the Decimal Day|decimalization of the British currency in 1971, and the abolition of the shilling as a unit of currency anywhere in the world.

1973-In the Thammasat student uprising -over :th:เหตุการณ์ 14 ตุลา|100,000 people protest in Thailand against the Thanom Kittikachorn|Thanom military government, 77 are killed and 857 are injured by soldiers.

1979-The first Gay Rights -March on Washington, D.C., the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, demands "an end to all social, economic, judicial, and legal oppression of lesbian and gay people", and draws 200,000 people.

1981-Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International -charges the U.S. Federal Government with holding Richard Marshall{{disambiguation needed|date=May 2012}} of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.

1981-Vice President Hosni Mubarak -is elected as the President of Egypt one week after the assassination of the President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat.

1982-U.S. President Ronald Reagan -proclaims a War on Drugs.

1983- Maurice Bishop -Prime Minister of Grenada, is overthrown and later executed in a military coup d'état led by Bernard Coard.

1994-The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat -The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords and the framing of the future Palestinian Self Government.

1998- Eric Rudolph -is charged with six bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta|Atlanta, Georgia.

2003- Chicago Cubs -fan Steve Bartman incident|Steve Bartman becomes infamously known as the scapegoat for the Cubs losing Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series to the Florida Marlins.

2006-The FIU–Miami football brawl|college football brawl between University of Miami and Florida International University -leads to suspensions of 31 players of both teams.

2014-A 2014 Nepal snowstorm disaster|snowstorm -and avalanche in the Nepal|Nepalese Himalayas triggered by the remnants of Cyclone Hudhud kills 43 people.

Famous Birthdays


1257- Przemysł II -of Poland (d. 1296)

1404- Marie of Anjou -(d. 1463)

1493- Shimazu Tadayoshi -Japanese daimyo (d. 1568)

1542- Akbar -Mughal emperor (d. 1605)

1563- Jodocus Hondius -Flemish engraver and cartographer (d. 1611)

1630- Sophia of Hanover -(d. 1714)

1633- James II of England -(d. 1701)

1639- Simon van der Stel -Dutch commander and politician, 1st Governor of the Dutch Cape Colony (d. 1712)

1641- Joachim Tielke -German instrument maker (d. 1719)

1643- Bahadur Shah I -Mughal emperor (d. 1712)

1644- William Penn -English businessman, founded the Province of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)

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

1712- George Grenville -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1770)

1726- Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham -Scottish-English admiral and politician (d. 1813)

1733- François Sébastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt -Austrian field marshal (d. 1798)

1784- Ferdinand VII of Spain -(d. 1833)

1790- Thursday October Christian I -English son of Fletcher Christian (d. 1831)

1801- Joseph Plateau -Belgian physicist and academic, created the Phenakistoscope (d. 1883)

1806- Preston King (politician)|Preston King -American politician (d. 1865)

1824- Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli -French painter (d. 1886)

1840- Dmitry Pisarev -Russian author and critic (d. 1868)

1842- Joe Start -American baseball player and manager (d. 1927)

1848- Byron Edmund Walker -Canadian banker and philanthropist (d. 1924)

1853- John William Kendrick -American engineer and businessman (d. 1924)

1853- Ciprian Porumbescu -Ukrainian-Romanian composer and educator (d. 1883)

1861- Artur Gavazzi -Croatian geographer and academic (d. 1944)

1869- Joseph Duveen, 1st Baron Duveen -English art dealer (d. 1939)

1872- Reginald Doherty -English tennis player (d. 1910)

1873- Ray Ewry -American jumper (d. 1937)

1873- Jules Rimet -French businessman (d. 1954)

1882- Éamon de Valera -American-Irish academic and politician, 3rd President of Ireland (d. 1975)

1882- Charlie Parker (cricketer)|Charlie Parker -English cricketer, coach, and umpire (d. 1959)

1884- Jimmy Conlin -American actor and singer (d. 1962)

1888- Katherine Mansfield -New Zealand-English author (d. 1923)

1890- Dwight D. Eisenhower -American general and politician, 34th President of the United States (d. 1969)

1892- Sumner Welles -American politician and diplomat, 11th Under Secretary of State (d. 1961)

1893- Lillian Gish -American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter (d. 1993)

1893- Lois Lenski -American author and illustrator (d. 1974)

1894- E. E. Cummings -American poet and playwright (d. 1962)

1898- Thomas William Holmes -Canadian sergeant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1950)

1900- W. Edwards Deming -American statistician, educator, and author (d. 1993)

1902- Learco Guerra -Italian cyclist and manager (d. 1963)

1904- Christian Pineau -French politician, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (France)|French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1995)

1906- Hassan al-Banna -Egyptian religious leader, founded the Muslim Brotherhood (d. 1949)

1906- Hannah Arendt -German-American philosopher and theorist (d. 1975)

1907- Allan Jones (actor)|Allan Jones -American actor and singer (d. 1992)

1908- Ruth Hale (playwright and actress)|Ruth Hale -American actress and playwright (d. 2003)

1909- Dorothy Kingsley -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1996)

1909- Bernd Rosemeyer -German race car driver (d. 1938)

1910- John Wooden -American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)

1911- Lê Đức Thọ -Vietnamese general and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)

1914- Harry Brecheen -American baseball player and coach (d. 2004)

1914- Raymond Davis, Jr. -American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)

1914- Dick Durrance -American skier (d. 2004)

1914- Alexis Rannit -Estonian poet and critic (d. 1985)

1915- Loris Francesco Capovilla -Italian cardinal

1916- C. Everett Koop -American admiral and surgeon, 13th United States Surgeon General (d. 2013)

1918- Marcel Chaput -Canadian biochemist, journalist, and politician (d. 1991)

1918- Frances E. Nealy -American actress (d. 1997)

1921- José Arraño Acevedo -Chilean journalist and historian (d. 2009)

1923- Joel Barnett, Baron Barnett -English politician, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

1924- Robert Webber -American actor (d. 1989)

1925- Clancy Lyall -American sergeant (d. 2012)

1926- Willy Alberti -Dutch singer and actor (d. 1985)

1926- Bill Justis -American saxophonist, composer, and producer (d. 1982)

1927- Roger Moore -English actor and producer

1928- Frank E. Resnik -American chemist and businessman (d. 1995)

1929- Yvon Durelle -Canadian boxer and wrestler (d. 2007)

1930- Robert Parker (singer)|Robert Parker -American singer and saxophonist

1930- Mobutu Sese Seko -Congolese soldier and politician, President of Zaire (d. 1997)

1931- Nikhil Banerjee -Indian sitar player and composer (d. 1986)

1932- Enrico Di Giuseppe -American tenor and actor (d. 2005)

1932- Anatoly Larkin -Russian-American physicist and academic (d. 2005)

1932- Dyanne Thorne -American model and actress

1935- La Monte Young -American composer

1936- Hans Kraay -Dutch footballer and manager

1936- Jürg Schubiger -Swiss psychotherapist and author (d. 2014)

1938- John Dean -American lawyer and author, 13th White House Counsel

1938- Elizabeth Esteve-Coll -English curator and academic

1938- Ron Lancaster -American-Canadian football player and coach (d. 2008)

1938- Shula Marks -South African historian and academic

1938- Farah Pahlavi -Iranian wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

1939- Ralph Lauren -American fashion designer, founded the Ralph Lauren Corporation

1939- Rocky Thompson (golfer)|Rocky Thompson -American golfer and politician

1940- Perrie Mans -South African snooker player

1940- Cliff Richard -Indian-English singer-songwriter and actor

1940- Christopher Timothy -Welsh actor, director, and screenwriter

1941- Jerry Glanville -American football player and coach

1941- Art Shamsky -American baseball player and manager

1941- Roger Taylor (tennis)|Roger Taylor -English tennis player

1942- Evelio Javier -Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 1986)

1942- Péter Nádas -Hungarian author and playwright

1944- Udo Kier -German-American actor, singer, and director

1945- Colin Hodgkinson -English bass player (Whitesnake and The Spencer Davis Group)

1945- Daan Jippes -Dutch author and illustrator

1945- Lesley Joseph -English actress

1945- Alan Williams -Welsh journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

1946- François Bozizé -Gabonese general and politician, List of heads of state of the Central African Republic and Central African Empire|President of the Central African Republic

1946- Justin Hayward -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Moody Blues)

1946- Dan McCafferty -Scottish singer-songwriter (Nazareth (band)|Nazareth)

1946- Al Oliver -American baseball player

1946- Craig Venter -American biologist, geneticist, and academic

1947- Norman Harris -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (MFSB) (d. 1987)

1947- Nikolai Volkoff -Croatian-American wrestler

1948- Marcia Barrett -Jamaican-English singer (Boney M)

1948- Gerard Murphy (Irish actor)|Gerard Murphy -Irish-English actor (d. 2013)

1948- David Ruprecht -American game show host and actor

1949- Damian Lau -Hong Kong actor, director, and producer

1949- Katy Manning -English-Australian actress and production manager

1949- Françoise Pascal -Mauritian-English actress

1949- Katha Pollitt -American poet and author

1949- Dave Schultz (ice hockey)|Dave Schultz -Canadian ice hockey player and referee

1950- Joey Travolta -American actor, director, and producer

1951- Aad van den Hoek -Dutch cyclist

1952- Harry Anderson -American actor and screenwriter

1952- Nikolai Andrianov -Russian gymnast and coach (d. 2011)

1952- Rick Aviles -American actor (d. 1995)

1953- Shelley Ackerman -American astrologer, actress, and singer

1953- Greg Evigan -American actor and singer

1954- Carole Malone -English journalist

1954- Mordechai Vanunu -Moroccan-Israeli technician and academic

1955- Iwona Blazwick -English curator and critic

1955- Arleen Sorkin -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1956- Beth Daniel -American golfer

1956- Jennell Jaquays -American game designer

1957- Michel Després -Canadian politician

1957- Kenny Neal -American actor, singer, and guitarist (Downchild Blues Band)

1958- Thomas Dolby -English singer-songwriter and producer

1958- Aino-Maija Luukkonen -Finnish politician

1959- A. J. Pero -American drummer (Twisted Sister and Adrenaline Mob)

1960- Steve Cram -English runner and coach

1960- Zbigniew Kruszyński -Polish footballer

1961- Isaac Mizrahi -American fashion designer

1962- Jaan Ehlvest -Estonian chess player

1962- Trevor Goddard -English-American actor (d. 2003)

1962- Chris Thomas King -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

1963- Yim Jae-beom -South Korean singer (Sinawe)

1963- Lori Petty -American actress, director, and screenwriter

1963- Alessandro Safina -Italian tenor

1964- Joe Girardi -American baseball player and manager

1964- David Kaye -Canadian voice actor

1964- Olu Oguibe -Nigerian-American painter, author, and critic

1964- Jim Rome -American radio host

1965- Steve Coogan -English actor, producer, and screenwriter

1965- Jüri Jaanson -Estonian rower and politician

1965- Constantine Koukias -Greek-Australian flute player and composer

1965- Karyn White -American singer-songwriter

1966- Mark Nyman -English Scrabble player

1967- Cha In-pyo -South Korean actor and singer

1967- Pat Kelly (infielder)|Pat Kelly -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1967- Sylvain Lefebvre -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1967- Jason Plato -English race car driver

1967- Savanna Samson -American porn actress

1967- Stephen A. Smith -American sportscaster and actor

1968- Jay Ferguson (Canadian musician)|Jay Ferguson -Canadian guitarist (Sloan (band)|Sloan)

1968- Johnny Goudie -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Goudie (band)|Goudie)

1968- Matthew Le Tissier -English footballer and journalist

1968- Timothy Lincoln Beckwith -American lawyer

1968- Dwayne Schintzius -American basketball player (d. 2012)

1969- P. J. Brown -American basketball player

1969- David Strickland -American actor (d. 1999)

1970- Martin Barbarič -Czech footballer and coach (d. 2013)

1970- Jim Jackson (basketball)|Jim Jackson -American basketball player and sportscaster

1970- Takako Katou -Japanese actress and singer (Lip's and Nanatsuboshi)

1970- Meelis Lindmaa -Estonian footballer

1970- Daniela Peštová -Czech model and actress

1970- Jon Seda -American actor

1970- Pär Zetterberg -Swedish footballer

1971- Jorge Costa -Portuguese footballer and manager

1972- Erika de Lone -American tennis player

1973- Lasha Zhvania -Georgian politician

1974- Jessica Drake -American porn actress and director

1974- Samuel José da Silva Vieira -Brazilian footballer

1974- Natalie Maines -American singer-songwriter (Dixie Chicks)

1974- Viktor Röthlin -Swiss runner

1974- Joseph Utsler -American rapper, producer, wrestler, and actor (Insane Clown Posse, Psychopathic Rydas, and Dark Lotus)

1975- Michael Duberry -English footballer

1975- Floyd Landis -American cyclist

1975- Shaznay Lewis -English singer-songwriter and actress (All Saints (group)|All Saints)

1976- Tillakaratne Dilshan -Sri Lankan cricketer

1976- Nataša Kejžar -Slovenian swimmer

1976- Henry Mateo -Dominican baseball player

1977- Saeed Ajmal -Pakistani cricketer

1977- Bianca Beauchamp -Canadian model

1977- Tina Dico -Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1977- Joey Didulica -Australian-Croatian footballer and manager

1977- Barry Ditewig -Dutch footballer

1977- Jeffrey Garcia -American voice actor

1977- Carl Johan Grimmark -Swedish guitarist (Narnia (band)|Narnia, Saviour Machine, Rob Rock, and Beautiful Sin)

1977- Jonathan Kerrigan -English actor and composer

1977- Kelly Schumacher -American-Canadian basketball and volleyball player

1978- Usher (entertainer)|Usher -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

1978- Justin Lee Brannan -American guitarist (Most Precious Blood (band)|Most Precious Blood and Indecision (band)|Indecision)

1978- Ryan Church -American baseball player

1978- Paul Hunter -English snooker player (d. 2006)

1978- Jana Macurová -Czech tennis player

1978- Steven Thompson (Scottish footballer)|Steven Thompson -Scottish footballer

1978- Javon Walker -American football player

1979- Stacy Keibler -American wrestler and actress

1979- Liina-Grete Lilender -Estonian figure skater and coach

1980- Paúl Ambrosi -Ecuadorian footballer

1980- Scott Kooistra -American football player

1980- Niels Lodberg -Danish footballer

1980- Terrence McGee -American football player

1980- Ben Whishaw -English actor

1981- Boof Bonser -American baseball player

1981- Gautam Gambhir -Indian cricketer

1982- Ryan Hall (runner)|Ryan Hall -American runner

1982- Matt Roth -American football player

1983- Lin Dan -Chinese badminton player

1983- Betty Heidler -German hammer thrower

1983- Vanessa Lane -American porn actress

1984- Baby Fae -American medical patient (d. 1984)

1984- LaRon Landry -American football player

1984- Alex Scott (footballer, born 1984)|Alex Scott -English foorballer

1985- Sherlyn González -Mexican actress and singer

1985- Daniel Clark (actor)|Daniel Clark -American actor

1985- Alexandre Sarnes Negrão -Brazilian race car driver

1986- Tom Craddock -English footballer

1986- Skyler Shaye -American actress

1987- Jay Pharoah -American comedian and actor

1988- Will Atkinson -English footballer

1988- MacKenzie Mauzy -American actress and singer

1988- Glenn Maxwell -Australian cricketer

1988- Max Thieriot -American actor

1988- Mario Titone -Italian footballer

1988- Pia Toscano -American singer

1989- Mia Wasikowska -Australian actress

1990- Jordan Clark (cricketer)|Jordan Clark -English cricketer

1990- Raquel Diaz -American wrestler and singer

1991- Shona McGarty -English actress

1992- Ahmed Musa (footballer)|Ahmed Musa -Nigerian footballer

1992- Savannah Outen -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1992- Khagendra Thapa Magar -Nepali dwarf

1999- Daniel Roche -English actor

2001- Rowan Blanchard -American actress and singer

2002- Youssif (burn victim)|Youssif -Iraqi burn victim

History of Deaths


1066- Harold Godwinson -English king (b. 1022)

1092- Nizam al-Mulk -Persian scholar and politician (b. 1018)

1256- Kujō Yoritsugu -Japanese shogun (b. 1239)

1318- Edward Bruce -Irish king (b. 1280)

1552- Oswald Myconius -Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1488)

1565- Thomas Chaloner (statesman)|Thomas Chaloner -English poet and politician (b. 1521)

1568- Jacques Arcadelt -Dutch composer (b. 1507)

1610- Amago Yoshihisa -Japanese daimyo (b. 1540)

1619- Samuel Daniel -English poet and historian (b. 1562)

1637- Gabriello Chiabrera -Italian poet (b. 1552)

1669- Antonio Cesti -Italian organist and composer (b. 1623)

1703- Thomas Kingo -Danish bishop and poet (b. 1634)

1711- Tewoflos -Ethiopian emperor (b. 1708)

1758- James Francis Edward Keith -Scottish-Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)

1792- Sophie Charlotte Ackermann -German actress (b. 1714)

1831- Jean-Louis Pons -French astronomer and educator (b. 1761)

1880- Victorio -Mexican tribal chief (b. 1825)

1911- John Marshall Harlan -American lawyer and politician (b. 1833)

1923- Marcellus Emants -Dutch-Swiss author, poet, and playwright (b. 1848)

1929- Henri Berger -German composer and bandleader (b. 1844)

1930- Samuel van Houten -Dutch politician (b. 1837)

1943- Rudolf Beckmann -German SS officer (Sobibór uprising) (b. 1910)

1943- Siegfried Graetschus -German SS officer (Sobibór uprising) (b. 1916)

1943- Johann Niemann -German SS officer (Sobibór uprising) (b. 1913)

1944- Erwin Rommel -German general (b. 1891)

1953- Émile Sarrade -French rugby player and tug of war competitor (b. 1877)

1958- Douglas Mawson -Australian geologist, academic, and explorer (b. 1882)

1959- Errol Flynn -Australian-American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1909)

1960- Abram Ioffe -Russian physicist and academic (b. 1880)

1961- Paul Ramadier -French politician, 129th Prime Minister of France (b. 1888)

1961- Harriet Shaw Weaver -English journalist and activist (b. 1876)

1965- William Hogenson -American sprinter (b. 1884)

1965- Randall Jarrell -American poet and author (b. 1914)

1967- Marcel Aymé -French author and playwright (b. 1902)

1969- Haguroyama Masaji -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 36th Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna (b. 1914)

1969- August Sang -Estonian poet and translator (b. 1914)

1973- Edmund A. Chester -American journalist and broadcaster (b. 1897)

1973- Ahmed Hamdi -Egyptian engineer and general (b. 1929)

1976- Edith Evans -English actress (b. 1888)

1977- Bing Crosby -American singer-songwriter and actor (The Rhythm Boys) (b. 1903)

1983- Johannes O. -Indonesian-Dutch physician and murderer (b. 1916)

1983- Willard Price -Canadian-American historian and author (b. 1887)

1984- Martin Ryle -English astronomer and physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

1985- Emil Gilels -Ukrainian-Russian pianist (b. 1916)

1986- Keenan Wynn -American actor and singer (b. 1916)

1989- Michael Carmine -American actor and singer (b. 1959)

1990- Leonard Bernstein -American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1918)

1997- Harold Robbins -American author (b. 1915)

1998- Cleveland Amory -American author and activist (b. 1917)

1998- Frankie Yankovic -American accordion player (b. 1916)

1999- Julius Nyerere -Tanzanian educator and politician, 1st President of Tanzania (b. 1922)

2000- Art Coulter -Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1909)

2000- Tony Roper (racing driver)|Tony Roper -American race car driver (b. 1964)

2002- Norbert Schultze -German composer and conductor (b. 1911)

2003- Patrick Dalzel-Job -English linguist, commander, and navigator (b. 1913)

2004- Vlassis Bonatsos -Greek actor and singer (b. 1949)

2006- Jared Anderson (heavy metal musician)|Jared Anderson -American bass player (Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal) (b. 1975)

2006- Chun Wei Cheung -Dutch rower (b. 1972)

2006- Freddy Fender -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Texas Tornados and Los Super Seven) (b. 1937)

2006- Maurice Grosse -English paranormal investigator (b. 1919)

2006- Nancy Lynn -American pilot (b. 1956)

2006- Klaas Runia -Dutch theologian and journalist (b. 1926)

2006- Gerry Studds -American educator and politician (b. 1937)

2007- Big Moe -American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (b. 1974)

2007- Raymond Pellegrin -French actor (b. 1925)

2008- Richard Cooey -American murderer (b. 1967)

2008- Robert Furman -American engineer and intelligence officer (b. 1915)

2008- Kazys Petkevičius -Lithuanian basketball player and coach (b. 1926)

2009- Lou Albano -Italian-American wrestler, manager, and actor (b. 1933)

2009- Martyn Sanderson -New Zealand actor and screenwriter (b. 1938)

2009- Collin Wilcox (actress)|Collin Wilcox -American actress (b. 1935)

2010- Simon MacCorkindale -English actor, director, and producer (b. 1952)

2010- Benoit Mandelbrot -Polish-American mathematician and economist (b. 1924)

2011- Reg Alcock -Canadian politician (b. 1948)

2012- Kyle Bennett (BMX rider)|Kyle Bennett -American BMX racer (b. 1979)

2012- John Clive -English actor and author (b. 1933)

2012- Max Fatchen -Australian journalist and author (b. 1920)

2012- James R. Grover, Jr. -American lawyer and politician (b. 1919)

2012- Larry Sloan -American publisher, co-founded Price Stern Sloan (b. 1922)

2012- Arlen Specter -American lieutenant and politician (b. 1930)

2012- Marc Swayze -American author and illustrator (b. 1913)

2012- Dody Weston Thompson -American photographer (b. 1923)

2012- Gart Westerhout -Dutch-American astronomer and academic (b. 1927)

2013- Wally Bell -American baseball player and umpire (b. 1965)

2013- Max Cahner -German-Catalan historian and politician (b. 1936)

2013- Bob Elliott (Alberta politician)|Bob Elliott -Canadian politician (b. 1927)

2013- Kōichi Iijima -Japanese author and poet (b. 1930)

2013- Bruno Metsu -French footballer and manager (b. 1954)

2013- Frank Moore (performance artist)|Frank Moore -American painter and poet (b. 1946)

2013- Käty van der Mije-Nicolau -Romanian-Dutch chess player (b. 1940)

2014- Encke (horse)|Encke -American-English race horse (b. 2009)

2014- A. H. Halsey -English sociologist and academic (b. 1923)

2014- Leonard Liggio -American author and academic (b. 1933)

2014- Isaiah "Ikey" Owens -American keyboard player and producer (The Mars Volta, De Facto (band)|De Facto, and Free Moral Agents) (b. 1975)

2014- Elizabeth Peña -American actress and director (b. 1959)