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Events

  • 796 – King Æthelred I of Northumbria is murdered in Corbridge by a group led by his ealdormen, Ealdred and Wada. The patrician Osbald is crowned, but abdicates within 27 days.[1]
  • 1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid.
  • 1518Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland.
  • 1521 – Trial of Martin Luther begins its second day during the assembly of the Diet of Worms. He refuses to recant his teachings despite the risk of excommunication.
  • 1689Bostonians rise up in rebellion against Sir Edmund Andros.
  • 1738Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") is founded in Madrid.
  • 1775American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements.
  • 1783Three-Fifths Compromise: the first instance of black slaves in the United States of America being counted as three fifths of persons (for the purpose of taxation), in a resolution of the Congress of the Confederation. This was later adopted in the 1787 Constitution.[2]
  • 1831 – The University of Alabama is founded in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
  • 1847 – American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
  • 1857 – "The Spirits Book" by Allan Kardec is published, marking the birth of Spiritualism in France.
  • 1864Battle of Dybbøl: A Prussian-Austrian army defeats Denmark and gains control of Schleswig. Denmark surrenders the province in the following peace settlement.
  • 1897 – The Greco-Turkish War is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1899 – The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a royal charter by Queen Victoria.
  • 1902 – The 7.5 Template:M Guatemala earthquake shakes Guatemala with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing between 800–2,000.
  • 1906An earthquake and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California.
  • 1909Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.
  • 1912 – The Cunard liner Template:RMS brings 705 survivors from the Template:RMS to New York City.
  • 1915 – French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.
  • 1923Yankee Stadium: "The House that Ruth Built" opens.
  • 1925 – The International Amateur Radio Union is formed in Paris.[3]
  • 1930 – The British Broadcasting Corporation announced that "there is no news" in their evening report.
  • 1939Robert Menzies, who became Australia's longest-serving prime minister, is elected as leader of the United Australia Party after the death of Prime Minister Joseph Lyons.[4]
  • 1942World War II: The Doolittle Raid on Japan: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya are bombed.
  • 1942 – Pierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of Vichy France.
  • 1943 – World War II: Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.
  • 1945 – Over 1,000 bombers attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.
  • 1946 – The International Court of Justice holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.
  • 1949 – The Republic of Ireland Act comes into effect.
  • 1949 – The keel for the aircraft carrier Template:Ship is laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.
  • 1954Gamal Abdel Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
  • 1955 – Twenty-nine nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
  • 1980 – The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country's first President. The Zimbabwean dollar replaces the Rhodesian dollar as the official currency.
  • 1983 – A suicide bomber in Lebanon destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people.
  • 1987 – The New York Islanders defeat the Washington Capitals 3–2 in Game 7 of their Patrick Division Semifinal series.[5]
  • 1988 – The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.
  • 1996 – In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces shell the United Nations compound at Qana where more than 800 civilians had taken refuge.
  • 1997 – The Red River flood begins and soon overwhelms the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Fire breaks out and spreads in downtown Grand Forks, but high water levels hamper efforts to reach the fire, leading to the destruction of 11 buildings.[6]
  • 1999 – Wayne Gretzky, the National Hockey League's all-time points scorer, plays his final game at Madison Square Garden as a teammate of the New York Rangers in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Gretzky recorded his final career point, an assist, bringing his career point total to 2,857.
  • 2007 – A series of bombings, two of them being suicides, occur in Baghdad, killing 198 and injuring 251.
  • 2013 – A suicide bombing in a Baghdad cafe kills 27 people and injures another 65.
  • 2018King Mswati III of Swaziland announces that his country's name will change to Eswatini.[7]
  • 2019 - A redacted version of the Mueller Report is released to the United States Congress and the public.[8]
  • 2020 - Coronavirus Pandemic: Europe surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths. [9]

Births

  • 359Gratian, Roman emperor (d. 383)
  • 588K'an II, Mayan ruler (d. 658)
  • 812Al-Wathiq, Abbasid caliph (d. 847)
  • 1446Ippolita Maria Sforza, Italian noble (d. 1484)
  • 1480Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI
  • 1503Henry II of Navarre, (d. 1555)
  • 1534William Harrison, English clergyman (d. 1593)
  • 1580Thomas Middleton, English Jacobean playwright and poet (d. 1627)
  • 1590Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)
  • 1605Giacomo Carissimi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1674)
  • 1666Jean-Féry Rebel, French violinist and composer (d. 1747)
  • 1740Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, English banker and politician (d. 1810)
  • 1759Jacques Widerkehr, French cellist and composer (d. 1823)
  • 1771Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (d. 1820)
  • 1772David Ricardo, British economist and politician (d. 1823)
  • 1794William Debenham, English founder of Debenhams (d. 1863)
  • 1797Adolphe Thiers, French historian and politician, 2nd President of France (d. 1877)
  • 1813James McCune Smith, African-American physician, apothecary, abolitionist, and author (d. 1865)
  • 1819Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Cuban lawyer and activist (d. 1874)
  • 1819 – Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1895)
  • 1838Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French chemist and academic (d. 1912)
  • 1854Ludwig Levy, German architect (d. 1907)
  • 1857Clarence Darrow, American lawyer (d. 1938)
  • 1858Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian educator and activist, Bharat Ratna Awardee (d. 1962)
  • 1858 – Alexander Shirvanzade, Armenian playwright and author (d. 1935)
  • 1863Count Leopold Berchtold, Austrian-Hungarian politician and diplomat, Joint Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1863 – Linton Hope, English sailor and architect (d. 1920)
  • 1864Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (d. 1916)
  • 1874Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Croatian author and poet (d. 1938)
  • 1877Vicente Sotto, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 1950)
  • 1879Korneli Kekelidze, Georgian philologist and scholar (d. 1962)
  • 1880Sam Crawford, American baseball player, coach, and umpire (d. 1968)
  • 1882Isaac Babalola Akinyele, Nigerian ruler (d. 1964)
  • 1882 – Leopold Stokowski, English conductor (d. 1977)
  • 1884Jaan Anvelt, Estonian educator and politician (d. 1937)
  • 1888Duffy Lewis, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1979)
  • 1889Jessie Street, Australian activist (d. 1970)[10]
  • 1892Eugene Houdry, French-American mechanical engineer and inventor (d. 1962)
  • 1893Violette Morris, French shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1944)
  • 1897Ardito Desio, Italian geologist and cartographer (d. 2001)
  • 1897 – Per-Erik Hedlund, Swedish skier (d. 1975)
  • 1898Patrick Hennessy, Irish soldier and businessman (d. 1981)
  • 1900Bertha Isaacs, Bahamian teacher, tennis player, politician and women's rights activist (d. 1997)[11]
  • 1901Al Lewis, American songwriter (d. 1967)
  • 1901 – László Németh, Hungarian dentist, author, and playwright (d. 1975)
  • 1902Waldemar Hammenhög, Swedish author (d. 1972)
  • 1902 – Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)
  • 1904Pigmeat Markham, African-American comedian, singer, and dancer (d. 1981)
  • 1905Sydney Halter, Canadian lawyer and businessman (d. 1990)
  • 1905 – George H. Hitchings, American physician and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1907Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American composer and conductor (d. 1995)
  • 1911Ilario Bandini, Italian businessman and racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1911 – Maurice Goldhaber, Ukrainian Jewish-American physicist and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1914Claire Martin, Canadian author (d. 2014)
  • 1915Joy Davidman, Polish-Ukrainian Jewish American poet and author (d. 1960)
  • 1916Carl Burgos, American illustrator (d. 1984)
  • 1916 – Doug Peden, Canadian basketball player (d. 2005)
  • 1917Ty LaForest, Canadian-American baseball player (d. 1947)
  • 1918Gabriel Axel, Danish-French actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1918 – André Bazin, French critic and theorist (d. 1958)
  • 1918 – Shinobu Hashimoto, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)
  • 1918 – Clifton Hillegass, American publisher, founded CliffsNotes (d. 2001)
  • 1918 – Tony Mottola, American guitarist and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1919Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (d. 2001)
  • 1919 – Esther Afua Ocloo, Ghanaian entrepreneur and pioneer of microlending (d. 2002)
  • 1920John F. Wiley, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1921Jean Richard, French actor and singer (d. 2001)
  • 1922Barbara Hale, American actress (d. 2017)
  • 1922 – Lord Kitchener, Trinidadian singer (d. 2000)
  • 1923Alfred Bieler, Swiss ice hockey player (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle, English engineer and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1924Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
  • 1924 – Henry Hyde, American commander, lawyer, and politician (d. 2007)
  • 1924 – Roy Mason, English miner and politician, Secretary of State for Defence (d. 2015)
  • 1925Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer and author (d. 2005)
  • 1926Doug Insole, English cricketer (d. 2017)
  • 1927Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist, author, and academic (d. 2008)
  • 1927 – Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Polish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Poland (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Charles Pasqua, French businessman and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 2015)
  • 1928Karl Josef Becker, German cardinal and theologian (d. 2015)
  • 1928 – Otto Piene, German sculptor and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1929Peter Hordern, English soldier and politician
  • 1930Clive Revill, New Zealand actor and singer
  • 1931Bill Miles, American director and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1934James Drury, American actor (d. 2020)
  • 1934 – George Shirley, African-American tenor and educator
  • 1935Brian Clay, Australian rugby league player (d. 1987)
  • 1935 – Costas Ferris, Egyptian-Greek actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1936Roger Graef, American-English criminologist, director, and producer
  • 1936 – Vladimir Hütt, Estonian physicist and philosopher (d. 1997)
  • 1936 – "TV" Tommy Ivo, American actor and drag racer
  • 1937Jan Kaplický, Czech architect, designed the Selfridges Building (d. 2009)
  • 1937 – Tatyana Shchelkanova, Russian long jumper and heptathlete (d. 2011)
  • 1937 – Teddy Taylor, Scottish journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
  • 1939Glen Hardin, American pianist and arranger
  • 1939 – Thomas J. Moyer, American lawyer and judge (d. 2010)
  • 1940Joseph L. Goldstein, American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1940 – Mike Vickers, English guitarist, saxophonist, and songwriter
  • 1941Michael D. Higgins, Irish sociologist and politician, 9th President of Ireland[12]
  • 1942Michael Beloff, English lawyer and academic
  • 1942 – Steve Blass, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1942 – Robert Christgau, American journalist and critic
  • 1942 – Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian racing driver (d. 1970)
  • 1944Kathy Acker, American author and poet (d. 1997)
  • 1944 – Frances D'Souza, Baroness D'Souza, English academic and politician
  • 1944 – Robert Hanssen, American FBI agent and double agent
  • 1944 – Philip Jackson, Scottish sculptor and photographer
  • 1945Bernard Arcand, Canadian anthropologist and author (d. 2009)
  • 1945 – Richard Bausch, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1945 – Robert Bausch, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1946Hayley Mills, English actress[13]
  • 1946 – Tommy Shannon, American bass guitarist
  • 1947Moses Blah, Liberian general and politician, 23rd President of Liberia (d. 2013)
  • 1947 – Dorothy Lyman, American actress
  • 1947 – Cindy Pickett, American actress
  • 1947 – Jerzy Stuhr, Polish actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1947 – James Woods, American actor and producer
  • 1948Régis Wargnier, French director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1949Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
  • 1950Paul Callery, Australian footballer
  • 1950 – Tina Chow, American model and jewelry designer (d. 1992)
  • 1950 – Kenny Ortega, American director, producer, and choreographer
  • 1950 – Grigory Sokolov, Russian pianist and composer
  • 1951Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer and coach
  • 1951 – Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian businessman and politician, 5th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1953Rick Moranis, Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and screenwriter
  • 1954Robert Greenberg, American pianist and composer
  • 1956Chris Jones, English footballer[14]
  • 1956 – Eric Roberts, American actor
  • 1957Ian Campbell, Australian jumper
  • 1958Gabi Delgado-López, Spanish-German singer, co-founder of D.A.F.
  • 1958 – Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian cricketer and coach (d. 1999)
  • 1959Susan Faludi, American journalist and author
  • 1959 – Frank Mulholland, Lord Mulholland, Scottish judge, former Solicitor General for Scotland and Lord Advocate
  • 1960John Chiedozie, Nigerian international footballer[15]
  • 1960 – Yelena Zhupiyeva-Vyazova, Ukrainian runner
  • 1961Kelly Hansen, American singer-songwriter
  • 1961 – Jane Leeves, English actress and dancer
  • 1961 – John Podhoretz, American journalist and author
  • 1962Jeff Dunham, American comedian and ventriloquist
  • 1962 – Nick Farr-Jones, Australian rugby player and sportscaster
  • 1963Eric McCormack, Canadian-American actor and producer
  • 1963 – Conan O'Brien, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and talk show host
  • 1963 – Phil Simmons, Trinidadian cricketer
  • 1963 – Peter Van Loan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Canadian Minister of International Trade
  • 1964Niall Ferguson, Scottish historian and academic
  • 1964 – Rithy Panh, Cambodian director and screenwriter
  • 1966Valeri Kamensky, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1967Maria Bello, American actress and writer
  • 1969Keith DeCandido, American author
  • 1969 – Stefan Schwarz, Swedish footballer and manager
  • 1969 – Robert Změlík, Czech decathlete
  • 1970Rico Brogna, American baseball player and coach
  • 1970 – Greg Eklund, American drummer and guitarist
  • 1970 – Saad Hariri, Saudi Arabian-Lebanese businessman and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Lebanon
  • 1970 – François Leroux, Canadian ice hockey player and radio host
  • 1970 – Tatiana Stefanidou, Greek journalist and talk show host
  • 1971Oleg Petrov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1971 – Graham Rowntree, English rugby player
  • 1971 – David Tennant, Scottish actor
  • 1972Rosa Clemente, American journalist and activist
  • 1972 – Eli Roth, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1972 – Michael Rutter, English motorcycle racer
  • 1973Derrick Brooks, American football player
  • 1973 – Brady Clark, American baseball player
  • 1973 – Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian runner
  • 1974Millie Corretjer, Puerto Rican-American actress and singer
  • 1974 – Mark Tremonti, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1976Gavin Creel, American actor and singer
  • 1976 – Melissa Joan Hart, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1976 – Andrew Ilie, Romanian-Australian tennis player
  • 1976 – Justin Ross, American politician
  • 1976 – Staffan Strand, Swedish high jumper
  • 1977Dan LaCouture, American ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Cindy Taylor, Paraguayan model and actress
  • 1979Michael Bradley, American basketball player and coach
  • 1979 – Ethan Cohn, American actor
  • 1979 – Matt Cooper, Australian rugby league player
  • 1979 – Anthony Davidson, English racing driver
  • 1979 – Kourtney Kardashian, American model and businesswoman
  • 1980Rabiu Afolabi, Nigerian footballer and manager
  • 1980 – Justin Levens, American mixed martial artist (d. 2008)
  • 1981Brian Buscher, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Milan Jovanović, Serbian footballer
  • 1981 – Aldo Ramírez, Colombian footballer
  • 1981 – Audrey Tang, Taiwanese computer scientist and academic
  • 1982Ibrahim al-Asiri, Saudi Arabian terrorist
  • 1982 – Greg Camarillo, American football player
  • 1982 – Ricardo Colclough, Canadian-American football player
  • 1982 – Simone Farina, Italian footballer
  • 1982 – Scott Hartnell, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Blair Late, American singer-songwriter and journalist
  • 1982 – Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (d. 2009)
  • 1982 – Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer
  • 1983Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1983 – Reeve Carney, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1984Red Bryant, American football player
  • 1984 – America Ferrera, American actress and producer
  • 1985Łukasz Fabiański, Polish footballer
  • 1986Billy Butler, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Maurice Edu, American soccer player
  • 1986 – Taylor Griffin, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Conrad Logan, Irish footballer
  • 1986 – Efraín Velarde, Mexican footballer
  • 1987Brett Deledio, Australian footballer
  • 1987 – Danny Guthrie, English footballer
  • 1987 – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, English model and actress
  • 1987 – Samantha Jade, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1987 – Ivan Tričkovski, Macedonian footballer
  • 1988Andre Frolov, Estonian footballer
  • 1988 – Alexander Hauck, South African-German rugby player
  • 1989Jessica Jung, Korean American singer, songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
  • 1990Henderson Álvarez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1990 – Anna van der Breggen, Dutch cyclist
  • 1990 – Jake Howells, English footballer
  • 1990 – Wojciech Szczęsny, Polish footballer
  • 1990 – Junior Torunarigha, Nigerian footballer
  • 1993Matt Salisbury, English cricketer
  • 1993 – Nathan Sykes, English singer-songwriter
  • 1995Divock Origi, Belgian footballer
  • 1996Mariah Bell, American figure skater[16]
  • 1996 – Ioana Ducu, Romanian tennis player[17]
  • 1997Matthias Blübaum, German chess grandmaster[18]
  • 1997 – Donny van de Beek, Dutch footballer[19]

Deaths

  • 727Agallianos Kontoskeles, Byzantine commander and rebel leader
  • 850Perfectus, Spanish monk and martyr[20]
  • 909Dionysius II, Syriac Orthodox patriarch of Antioch
  • 943Fujiwara no Atsutada, Japanese nobleman and poet (b. 906)
  • 963Stephen Lekapenos, co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire[21]
  • 1161Theobald of Bec, French-English archbishop (b. 1090)
  • 1176Galdino della Sala, Italian archdeacon and saint
  • 1552John Leland, English poet and historian (b. 1502)[22]
  • 1555Polydore Vergil, English historian (b. 1470)[23]
  • 1556Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet and politician (b. 1495)
  • 1567Wilhelm von Grumbach, German adventurer (b. 1503)
  • 1587John Foxe, English historian and author (b. 1516)[24]
  • 1636Julius Caesar, English judge and politician (b. 1557)
  • 1650Simonds d'Ewes, English lawyer and politician (b. 1602)
  • 1674John Graunt, English demographer and statistician (b. 1620)
  • 1689George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys, Welsh judge and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1648)
  • 1732Louis Feuillée, French astronomer, geographer, and botanist (b. 1660)
  • 1742Arvid Horn, Swedish general and politician (b. 1664)[25]
  • 1763Marie-Josephte Corriveau, Canadian murderer (b. 1733)
  • 1794Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, English lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1714)
  • 1796Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1732)
  • 1802Erasmus Darwin, English physician and botanist (b. 1731)
  • 1832Jeanne-Elisabeth Chaudet, French painter (b. 1761)
  • 1859Tatya Tope, Indian general (b. 1814)
  • 1864Juris Alunāns, Latvian philologist and linguist (b. 1832)
  • 1873Justus von Liebig, German chemist and academic (b. 1803)
  • 1898Gustave Moreau, French painter and academic (b. 1826)
  • 1906Luis Martín, Spanish religious leader, 24th Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1846)
  • 1912Martha Ripley, American physician (b. 1843)[26]
  • 1917Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist and academic (b. 1858)
  • 1923Savina Petrilli, Italian religious leader (b. 1851)[27][28][29]
  • 1936Milton Brown, American singer and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 1936 – Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1879)
  • 1938George Bryant, American archer (b. 1878)
  • 1942Aleksander Mitt, Estonian speed skater (b. 1903)
  • 1942 – Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American heiress, sculptor and art collector, founded the Whitney Museum of American Art (b. 1875)
  • 1943Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral (b. 1884)
  • 1945John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer, invented the vacuum tube (b. 1849)
  • 1945 – Ernie Pyle, American journalist and soldier (b. 1900)
  • 1947Jozef Tiso, Slovak priest and politician, President of Slovakia (b. 1887)
  • 1951Óscar Carmona, Portuguese field marshal and politician, 11th President of Portugal (b. 1869)
  • 1955Albert Einstein, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic (b. 1879)
  • 1958Maurice Gamelin, Belgian-French general (b. 1872)
  • 1959Irving Cummings, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1888)
  • 1959 – Percy Smith, English footballer and manager (b. 1880)
  • 1963Meyer Jacobstein, American academic and politician (b. 1880)
  • 1964Ben Hecht, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
  • 1965Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican engineer (b. 1917)
  • 1967Karl Miller, German footballer (b. 1913)
  • 1974Marcel Pagnol, French author, playwright, and director (b. 1895)
  • 1986Marcel Dassault, French businessman, founded Dassault Aviation (b. 1892)
  • 1988Pierre Desproges, French journalist and actor (b. 1939)
  • 1988 – Oktay Rıfat Horozcu, Turkish poet and playwright (b. 1914)
  • 1995Arturo Frondizi, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Argentina (b. 1908)
  • 1996Brook Berringer, American football player (b. 1973)
  • 1996 – Bernard Edwards, American bass player and producer (b. 1952)
  • 1997Edward Barker, English cartoonist (b. 1950)
  • 1998Terry Sanford, American lieutenant and politician, 65th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1917)
  • 2002Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian ethnographer and explorer (b. 1914)
  • 2002 – Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 2003Edgar F. Codd, English-American soldier, pilot, and computer scientist (b. 1923)
  • 2004Kamisese Mara, Fijian politician, 2nd President of Fiji (b. 1920)
  • 2005Sam Mills, American football player and coach (b. 1959)
  • 2006Mercedes Palomino, Spanish-born Quebec actor and theatre director (b. 1913)
  • 2007Iccho Itoh, Japanese politician (b. 1945)
  • 2008Germaine Tillion, French ethnologist and anthropologist (b. 1907)
  • 2012Dick Clark, American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – René Lépine, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – K. D. Wentworth, American author (b. 1951)
  • 2013Cordell Mosson, American bass player (b. 1952)
  • 2013 – Steuart Pringle, English general (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Goran Švob, Croatian philosopher and author (b. 1947)
  • 2013 – Anne Williams, English activist (b. 1951)
  • 2014Guru Dhanapal, Indian director and producer (b. 1959)
  • 2014 – Sanford Jay Frank, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1954)
  • 2014 – Eduard Kosolapov, Russian footballer (b. 1976)
  • 2014 – David McClarty, Northern Irish politician (b. 1951)
  • 2014 – Brian Priestman, English conductor and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Dylan Tombides, Australian footballer (b. 1994)
  • 2015Roger Lobo, Macanese-Hong Kong businessman and politician (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Erwin Waldner, German footballer (b. 1933)
  • 2016Aleah Stanbridge, Swedish singer (b. 1977)
  • 2017Vic Albury, Major League pitcher (b. 1947)
  • 2018Bruno Sammartino, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1935)
  • 2018 – Dale Winton, British television presenter (b. 1955)
  • 2019Lorraine Warren, American paranormal investigator. (b. 1927) [30]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Apollonius the Apologist
    • Corebus
    • Cyril VI of Constantinople (Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • Eleutherius and Antia
    • Galdino della Sala
    • Molaise of Leighlin
    • Perfectus
    • Plato of Sakkoudion
    • April 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Army Day (Iran)
  • Coma Patients' Day (Poland)
  • Friend's Day (Brazil)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Zimbabwe from the United Kingdom in 1980.
  • International Day For Monuments and Sites
  • Invention Day (Japan)
  • Victory over the Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice (Russia)

References

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  3. Sumner, David (2000). "IARU 75th Anniversary, 18 April 2000" Script error: No such module "webarchive".. The Calendar, International Amateur Radio Union, No. 180, March 15, 2000.
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