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Events

  • 1080Harald III of Denmark dies and is succeeded by Canute IV, who would later be the first Dane to be canonized.
  • 1349 – The rule of the Bavand dynasty in Mazandaran is brought to an end by the murder of Hasan II.
  • 1362Kaunas Castle falls to the Teutonic Order after a month-long siege.
  • 1492 – Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices.
  • 1521 – Trial of Martin Luther over his teachings begins during the assembly of the Diet of Worms. Initially intimidated, he asks for time to reflect before answering and is given a stay of one day.
  • 1524Giovanni da Verrazzano reaches New York harbor.
  • 1797 – Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in the Americas.
  • 1797 – Citizens of Verona begin an unsuccessful eight-day rebellion against the French occupying forces.
  • 1861 – The state of Virginia's secession convention votes to secede from the United States, later becoming the eighth state to join the Confederate States of America.
  • 1863American Civil War: Grierson's Raid begins: Troops under Union Army Colonel Benjamin Grierson attack central Mississippi.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Plymouth begins: Confederate forces attack Plymouth, North Carolina.
  • 1869Morelos is admitted as the 27th state of Mexico.[1]
  • 1876Catalpa rescue: The rescue of six Fenian prisoners from Fremantle Prison in Western Australia.
  • 1895 – The Treaty of Shimonoseki between China and Japan is signed. This marks the end of the First Sino-Japanese War, and the defeated Qing Empire is forced to renounce its claims on Korea and to concede the southern portion of the Fengtien province, Taiwan and the Pescadores Islands to Japan.
  • 1905 – The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York, which holds that the "right to free contract" is implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
  • 1907 – The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day.
  • 1912Russian troops open fire on striking goldfield workers in northeast Siberia, killing at least 150.
  • 1941World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
  • 1942 – French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Königstein Fortress.
  • 1944 – Forces of the Communist-controlled Greek People's Liberation Army attack the smaller National and Social Liberation resistance group, which surrenders. Its leader Dimitrios Psarros is murdered.
  • 1945World War II: Montese, Italy, is liberated from Nazi forces.
  • 1945 – Historian Tran Trong Kim is appointed the Prime Minister of the Empire of Vietnam.
  • 1946 – The last French troops are withdrawn from Syria.
  • 1951 – The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.
  • 1961Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of Cuban exiles financed and trained by the CIA lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.
  • 1969Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.
  • 1969 – Communist Party of Czechoslovakia chairman Alexander Dubček is deposed.
  • 1970Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.
  • 1971 – The Provisional Government of Bangladesh is formed.
  • 1975 – The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.
  • 1978Mir Akbar Khyber is assassinated, provoking a communist coup d'état in Afghanistan.
  • 1982Constitution Act, 1982 Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
  • 1992 – The Katina P is deliberately run aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.[2]
  • 2006 – A Palestinian suicide bomber detonates an explosive device in a Tel Aviv restaurant, killing 11 people and injuring 70.
  • 2013An explosion at a fertilizer plant in the city of West, Texas, kills 15 people and injures 160 others.
  • 2014NASA's Kepler space telescope confirms the discovery of the first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star.

Births

  • 44Pope Evaristus (d. 107)
  • 1277Michael IX Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1320)
  • 1455Andrea Gritti, Doge of Venice (d. 1538)[3]
  • 1497Pedro de Valdivia, Spanish conquistador, conquered northern Chile (d. 1553)
  • 1573Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651)
  • 1586John Ford, English poet and playwright (d. 1639)
  • 1598Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Italian priest and astronomer (d. 1671)
  • 1620Marguerite Bourgeoys, French-Canadian nun and saint, founded the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal (d. 1700)
  • 1635Edward Stillingfleet, British theologian and scholar (d. 1699)
  • 1676Frederick I of Sweden (d. 1751)
  • 1683Johann David Heinichen, German composer and theorist (d. 1729)
  • 1710Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, Scottish politician (d. 1767)
  • 1734Taksin, King of Thailand (d. 1782)
  • 1741Samuel Chase, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1811)
  • 1750François de Neufchâteau, French academic and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1828)
  • 1756Dheeran Chinnamalai, Indian commander (d. 1805)
  • 1766Collin McKinney, American surveyor, merchant, and politician (d. 1861)
  • 1794Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist and explorer (d. 1868)
  • 1798Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician and academic (d. 1840)
  • 1814Josif Pančić, Serbian botanist and academic (d. 1888)
  • 1816Thomas Hazlehurst, English architect and philanthropist (d. 1876)
  • 1820Alexander Cartwright, American firefighter and inventor of baseball (d. 1892)
  • 1833Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1900)
  • 1837J. P. Morgan, American banker and financier, founded J.P. Morgan & Co. (d. 1913)
  • 1842Maurice Rouvier, French businessman and politician, 53rd Prime Minister of France (d. 1911)
  • 1849William R. Day, American jurist and politician, 36th United States Secretary of State (d. 1923)
  • 1852Cap Anson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1922)
  • 1863Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician and theorist (d. 1940)
  • 1865Ursula Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian nun and saint, founded the Congregation of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus (d. 1939)
  • 1866Ernest Starling, English physiologist and academic (d. 1927)
  • 1875Aleksander Tõnisson, Estonian general and politician, 5th Estonian Minister of War (d. 1941)
  • 1877Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat (d. 1949)
  • 1878Emil Fuchs, German-American lawyer and businessman (d. 1961)
  • 1878 – Demetrios Petrokokkinos, Greek tennis player (d. 1942)
  • 1879Henri Tauzin, French hurdler (d. 1918)
  • 1882Artur Schnabel, Jewish-Polish pianist and composer (d. 1951)
  • 1888Herms Niel, German soldier, trombonist, and composer (d. 1954)
  • 1891George Adamski, Polish-American ufologist and author (d. 1965)
  • 1895Robert Dean Frisbie, American soldier and author (d. 1948)
  • 1896Señor Wences, Spanish-American ventriloquist (d. 1999)
  • 1897Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian philosopher and educator (d. 1981)
  • 1897 – Thornton Wilder, American novelist and playwright (d. 1975)
  • 1897 – Edouard Wyss-Dunant, Swiss physician and mountaineer (d. 1983)
  • 1899Aleksander Klumberg, Estonian decathlete and coach (d. 1958)
  • 1903Nicolas Nabokov, Russian-American composer and educator (d. 1978)
  • 1903 – Gregor Piatigorsky, Ukrainian-American cellist and educator (d. 1976)
  • 1903 – Morgan Taylor, American hurdler and coach (d. 1975)
  • 1905Louis Jean Heydt, American journalist and actor (d. 1960)
  • 1905 – Arthur Lake, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1906Sidney Garfield, American physician, co-founded Kaiser Permanente (d. 1984)
  • 1909Alain Poher, French politician, President of France (d. 1996)
  • 1910Evangelos Averoff, Greek historian and politician, Greek Minister of Defence (d. 1990)
  • 1910 – Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1910 – Helenio Herrera, French footballer and manager (d. 1997)
  • 1911Hervé Bazin, French author and poet (d. 1996)
  • 1911 – Lester Rodney, American soldier and journalist (d. 2009)
  • 1912Marta Eggerth, Jewish-Hungarian-American actress and singer (d. 2013)
  • 1914George Davis, American art director (d. 1984)
  • 1914 – Mac Raboy, American illustrator (d. 1967)
  • 1915Martin Clemens, Scottish soldier (d. 2009)
  • 1915 – Joe Foss, American general and politician, 20th Governor of South Dakota (d. 2003)
  • 1915 – Regina Ghazaryan, Armenian painter (d. 1999)
  • 1916Win Maung, 3rd President of Union of Myanmar (d. 1989)
  • 1916 – A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan educator and politician (d. 1981)
  • 1916 – Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, world's first female prime minister (d. 2000)
  • 1918William Holden, American actor (d. 1981)
  • 1919Gilles Lamontagne, Canadian lieutenant and politician, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1919 – Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2012)
  • 1920Edmonde Charles-Roux, French journalist and author (d. 2016)
  • 1923Lindsay Anderson, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)
  • 1923 – Solly Hemus, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2017)
  • 1923 – Neville McNamara, Australian air marshal (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Gianni Raimondi, Italian lyric tenor (d. 2008)
  • 1923 – Harry Reasoner, American soldier and journalist (d. 1991)
  • 1924Kenneth Norman Jones, Australian public servant
  • 1924 – Donald Richie, American-Japanese author and critic (d. 2013)
  • 1925René Moawad, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 13th President of Lebanon (d. 1989)
  • 1926Joan Lorring, British actress (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1927Margot Honecker, East German politician and First Lady (d. 2016)
  • 1928Victor Lownes, American businessman (d. 2017)
  • 1928 – Cynthia Ozick, American short story writer, novelist, and essayist
  • 1928 – Heinz Putzl, Austrian fencer
  • 1928 – Fabien Roy, Canadian accountant and politician
  • 1929James Last, German-American bassist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2015)
  • 1930Chris Barber, English trombonist and bandleader
  • 1931John Barrett, English tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1931 – Malcolm Browne, American journalist and photographer (d. 2012)
  • 1934Don Kirshner, American songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1934 – Peter Morris, Australian-English surgeon and academic
  • 1935Bud Paxson, American broadcaster, founded Home Shopping Network and Pax TV (d. 2015)
  • 1937Ronald Hamowy, Canadian historian and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian-German engineer and businessman (d. 2019)
  • 1938Ben Barnes, American businessman and politician, 36th Lieutenant Governor of Texas
  • 1938 – Doug Lewis, Canadian lawyer and politician, 41st Canadian Minister of Justice
  • 1938 – Ronald H. Miller, American theologian, author, and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1938 – Kerry Wendell Thornley, American theorist and author (d. 1988)
  • 1939Robert Miller, American art dealer (d. 2011)
  • 1940Eric Dancer, English businessman and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Devon
  • 1940 – Billy Fury, English singer-songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1940 – John McCririck, English journalist (d. 2019)
  • 1940 – Chuck Menville, American animator and screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1940 – Anja Silja, German soprano and actress
  • 1940 – Agostino Vallini, Italian cardinal and vicar general of Rome
  • 1941Lagle Parek, Estonian architect and politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior
  • 1942Buster Williams, American jazz bassist
  • 1943Richard Allen Epstein, American lawyer, author, and academic
  • 1946Clare Francis, English sailor and author
  • 1947Nigel Emslie, Lord Emslie, Scottish lawyer and judge
  • 1947 – Richard Field, English lawyer and judge
  • 1947 – Sherrie Levine, American photographer
  • 1947 – Tsutomu Wakamatsu, Japanese baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1948Jan Hammer, Czech pianist, composer, and producer
  • 1948 – Alice Harden, American educator and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1948 – Pekka Vasala, Finnish runner
  • 1951Olivia Hussey, Argentinian-English actress
  • 1951 – Börje Salming, Swedish ice hockey player and businessman
  • 1952Joe Alaskey, American voice actor (d. 2016)
  • 1952 – Pierre Guité, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1952 – John McColl, English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
  • 1952 – Željko Ražnatović, Serbian commander (d. 2000)
  • 1952 – John Robertson, Scottish businessman and politician
  • 1954Riccardo Patrese, Italian race car driver
  • 1954 – Roddy Piper, Canadian professional wrestler and actor (d. 2015)
  • 1954 – Michael Sembello, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1955Todd Lickliter, American basketball player and coach
  • 1955 – Pete Shelley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)
  • 1955 – Mike Stroud, English physician and explorer
  • 1956Colin Tyre, Lord Tyre, Scottish lawyer and judge
  • 1957Teri Austin, Canadian actress
  • 1957 – Afrika Bambaataa, American disc jockey
  • 1957 – Nick Hornby, English novelist, essayist, lyricist, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Julia Macur, English lawyer and judge
  • 1957 – Frank McDonough, British historian
  • 1958Laslo Babits, Canadian javelin thrower (d. 2013)
  • 1959Sean Bean, English actor
  • 1959 – Jimmy Mann, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1959 – Li Meisu, Chinese shot putter
  • 1960Vladimir Polyakov, Russian pole vaulter
  • 1961Frank J. Christensen, American labor union leader
  • 1961 – Norman Cowans, Jamaican-English cricketer
  • 1961 – Boomer Esiason, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1961 – Bella Freud, English fashion designer
  • 1962Paul Nicholls, English jockey and trainer
  • 1964Ken Daneyko, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Maynard James Keenan, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1964 – Rachel Notley, Canadian politician
  • 1964 – Lela Rochon, American actress
  • 1966Vikram, Indian actor and singer
  • 1967Kimberly Elise, American actress
  • 1967 – Marquis Grissom, American baseball player and coach
  • 1967 – Ian Jones, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1967 – Barnaby Joyce, Australian politician, 17th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1967 – Liz Phair, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1968Julie Fagerholt, Danish fashion designer
  • 1968 – Phil Henderson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1968 – Eric Lamaze, Canadian jockey
  • 1968 – Roger Twose, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1968 – Richie Woodhall, English boxer and trainer
  • 1970Redman, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1971Claire Sweeney, English actress
  • 1972Gary Bennett, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Tony Boselli, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1972 – Jennifer Garner, American actress
  • 1972 – Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1972 – Yuichi Nishimura, Japanese footballer and referee
  • 1972 – Terran Sandwith, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1973Katrin Koov, Estonian architect
  • 1973 – Brett Maher, Australian basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Theo Ratliff, American basketball player
  • 1974Mikael Åkerfeldt, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1974 – Victoria Beckham, English singer and fashion designer
  • 1975Heidi Alexander, English politician
  • 1975 – Travis Roy, American ice hockey player
  • 1976Maurice Wignall, Jamaican hurdler and long jumper
  • 1977Chad Hedrick, American speed skater
  • 1977 – Frederik Magle, Danish composer, organist, and pianist
  • 1978Monika Bergmann-Schmuderer, German skier
  • 1978 – Lindsay Hartley, American actress
  • 1978 – Jason White, Scottish rugby player
  • 1979Eric Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Marija Šestak, Serbian-Slovenian triple jumper
  • 1980Fabián Vargas, Colombian footballer
  • 1980 – Curtis Woodhouse, English footballer, boxer, and manager
  • 1981Jenny Meadows, English runner
  • 1981 – Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer-songwriter
  • 1981 – Ryan Raburn, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Chris Thompson, English runner
  • 1981 – Zhang Yaokun, Chinese footballer
  • 1982Brad Boyes, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Chuck Kobasew, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983Stanislav Chistov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Roberto Jiménez, Peruvian footballer
  • 1983 – Andrea Marcato, Italian rugby player
  • 1984Pablo Sebastián Álvarez, Argentinian footballer
  • 1984 – Jed Lowrie, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Raffaele Palladino, Italian footballer
  • 1985Rooney Mara, American actress
  • 1985 – Luke Mitchell, Australian actor and model
  • 1985 – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, French tennis player
  • 1986Romain Grosjean, French race car driver
  • 1988Takahiro Moriuchi, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1989Paraskevi Papachristou, Greek triple jumper
  • 1989 – Avi Kaplan, singer and songwriter
  • 1990Jonathan Brown, Welsh footballer
  • 1992Lachlan Maranta, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1994Alanna Goldie, Canadian fencer[4]
  • 1996Lorna Fitzgerald, British actress

Deaths

  • 485Proclus, Greek mathematician and philosopher (b. 412)
  • 617Donnán of Eigg, Irish priest and saint
  • 648Xiao, empress of the Sui Dynasty
  • 744Al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph (b. 706)
  • 818Bernard of Italy, Frankish king (b. 797)
  • 858Benedict III, pope of the Catholic Church
  • 1071Manuel Komnenos, Byzantine military commander (b. c. 1045)
  • 1080Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)
  • 1111Robert of Molesme, Christian saint and abbot (b. 1027)
  • 1298Árni Þorláksson, Icelandic bishop (b. 1237)
  • 1321Infanta Branca of Portugal, daughter of King Afonso III of Portugal (b. 1259)
  • 1331Robert de Vere, 6th Earl of Oxford, English nobleman (b. 1257)
  • 1344Constantine II, King of Armenia
  • 1355Marin Falier, Doge of Venice (b. 1285)
  • 1427John IV, Duke of Brabant (b. 1403)
  • 1539George, Duke of Saxony (b. 1471)
  • 1574Joachim Camerarius, German scholar and translator (b. 1500)
  • 1669Antonio Bertali, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1605)
  • 1680Kateri Tekakwitha, Mohawk-born Native American saint (b. 1656)
  • 1695Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican poet and scholar (b. 1651)[5]
  • 1696Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (b. 1626)
  • 1711Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1678)
  • 1713David Hollatz, Polish pastor and theologian (b. 1648)
  • 1764Johann Mattheson, German lexicographer and composer (b. 1681)
  • 1790Benjamin Franklin, American inventor, publisher, and politician, 6th President of Pennsylvania (b. 1706)
  • 1799Richard Jupp, English surveyor and architect (b. 1728)
  • 1840Hannah Webster Foster, American journalist and author (b. 1758)
  • 1843Samuel Morey, American engineer (b. 1762)
  • 1882George Jennings, English engineer and plumber, invented the Flush toilet (b. 1810)
  • 1888E. G. Squier, American archaeologist and journalist (b. 1821)
  • 1892Alexander Mackenzie, Scottish-Canadian journalist and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1822)
  • 1921Manwel Dimech, Maltese journalist, author, and philosopher (b. 1860)
  • 1923Laurence Ginnell, Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1852)
  • 1930Alexander Golovin, Russian painter and stage designer (b. 1863)
  • 1933Kote Marjanishvili, Georgian director and playwright (b. 1872)
  • 1936Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck, Dutch lawyer and politician, 28th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1873)
  • 1942Jean Baptiste Perrin, French-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
  • 1944J. T. Hearne, English cricketer and coach (b. 1867)
  • 1944 – Dimitrios Psarros, Greek lieutenant, founded the National and Social Liberation (b. 1893)
  • 1946Juan Bautista Sacasa, Nicaraguan medical doctor, politician and 20th President of Nicaragua (b. 1874)
  • 1948Suzuki Kantarō, Japanese admiral and politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1868)
  • 1954Lucrețiu Pătrășcanu, Romanian lawyer and politician, Romanian Minister of Justice (b. 1900)
  • 1960Eddie Cochran, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1938)
  • 1961 – Elda Anderson, American physicist and health researcher (b. 1899)
  • 1967Red Allen, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1908)
  • 1975Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and politician, 2nd President of India (b. 1888)
  • 1976Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
  • 1977William Conway, Irish cardinal (b. 1913)
  • 1983Felix Pappalardi, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (b. 1939)
  • 1984Claude Provost, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1933)
  • 1987Cecil Harmsworth King, English publisher (b. 1901)
  • 1987 – Dick Shawn, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 1988Louise Nevelson, Ukrainian-American sculptor and educator (b. 1900)
  • 1990Ralph Abernathy, American minister and activist (b. 1936)
  • 1993Turgut Özal, Turkish engineer and politician, 8th president of Turkey (b. 1927)
  • 1994Roger Wolcott Sperry, American psychologist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
  • 1995Frank E. Resnik, American sergeant and businessman (b. 1928)
  • 1996Piet Hein, Danish poet and mathematician (b. 1905)
  • 1997Chaim Herzog, Israeli general, lawyer, and politician, 6th President of Israel (b. 1918)
  • 1998Linda McCartney, American photographer, activist, and musician (b. 1941)
  • 2003Robert Atkins, American physician and cardiologist, created the Atkins diet (b. 1930)
  • 2003 – H. B. Bailey, American race car driver (b. 1936)
  • 2003 – John Paul Getty, Jr., American-English philanthropist (b. 1932)
  • 2003 – Earl King, American blues singer, guitarist and songwriter (b. 1934)
  • 2003 – Yiannis Latsis, Greek businessman (b. 1910)
  • 2004Edmond Pidoux, Swiss author and poet (b. 1908)
  • 2006Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist (b. 1907)
  • 2006 – Scott Brazil, American director and producer (b. 1955)
  • 2006 – Henderson Forsythe, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 2007Kitty Carlisle, American actress, singer, socialite and game show panelist (b. 1910)
  • 2008Aimé Césaire, Caribbean-French poet and politician (b. 1913)
  • 2008 – Danny Federici, American organist and accordion player (b. 1950)
  • 2011Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian pianist and composer (b. 1926)
  • 2011 – Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (b. 1940)
  • 2011 – Robert Vickrey, American artist and author (b. 1926)
  • 2012Leila Berg, English journalist and author (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – J. Quinn Brisben, American educator and politician (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer (b. 1948)
  • 2012 – Nityananda Mohapatra, Indian journalist, poet, and politician (b. 1912)
  • 2012 – Jonathan V. Plaut, American rabbi and author (b. 1942)
  • 2012 – Stanley Rogers Resor, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 9th United States Secretary of the Army (b. 1917)
  • 2013Carlos Graça, São Toméan politician, Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer (b. ≈1910)[6]
  • 2013 – Yngve Moe, Norwegian bass player and songwriter (b. 1957)
  • 2013 – V. S. Ramadevi, Indian politician, 13th Governor of Karnataka (b. 1934)
  • 2014Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Bernat Klein, Serbian-Scottish fashion designer and painter (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Wojciech Leśnikowski, Polish–American architect and academic (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Karpal Singh, Malaysian lawyer and politician (b. 1940)
  • 2015Robert P. Griffin, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Scotty Probasco, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Jeremiah J. Rodell, American general (b. 1921)
  • 2015 – A. Alfred Taubman, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1924)
  • 2016Chyna, American wrestler (b. 1969)[7]
  • 2016 – Doris Roberts, American actress (b. 1925)
  • 2018Barbara Bush, former First Lady of the United States (b. 1925)[8]
  • 2018 – Carl Kasell, American radio personality (b. 1934)[9]
  • 2019Alan García, Peruvian lawyer and politician, 61st and 64th President of Peru (b. 1949)[10]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Kateri Tekakwitha (Canada)
    • Stephen Harding
    • April 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Store Bededag or General Prayer Day can fall, while May 13 is the latest; observed on the 4th Friday after Easter. (Denmark)
  • Evacuation Day (Syria), celebrates the recognition of the independence of Syria from France in 1946.
  • FAO Day (Iraq)
  • Flag Day (American Samoa)
  • Malbec World Day
  • Women's Day (Gabon)
  • World Hemophilia Day

References

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  4. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  5. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
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  10. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".

Script error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters".

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Script error: No such module "Side box".


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