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Events

  • 753 BCRomulus founds Rome (traditional date).
  • 43 BCBattle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
  • 900 – The Laguna Copperplate Inscription (the earliest known written document found in what is now the Philippines): the Commander-in-Chief of the Kingdom of Tondo, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah, pardons from all debt the Honourable Namwaran and his relations.
  • 1092 – The Diocese of Pisa is elevated to the rank of metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Urban II
  • 1506 – The three-day Lisbon Massacre comes to an end with the slaughter of over 1,900 suspected Jews by Portuguese Catholics.
  • 1509Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
  • 1526 – The last ruler of the Lodi dynasty, Ibrahim Lodi is defeated and killed by Babur in the First Battle of Panipat.
  • 1615 – The Wignacourt Aqueduct is inaugurated in Malta.
  • 1782 – The city of Rattanakosin, now known internationally as Bangkok, is founded on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.
  • 1789George Washington's reception at Trenton is hosted by the Ladies of Trenton as he journeys to New York City for his first inauguration.[1]
  • 1792Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading a movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
  • 1802 – Twelve thousand Wahhabis under Abdul-Aziz bin Muhammad, invaded city of Karbala, killed over three thousand inhabitants, and sacked the city.
  • 1806Action of 21 April 1806: A French frigate escapes British forces off the coast of South Africa.
  • 1809 – Two Austrian army corps are driven from Landshut by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon as two French corps to the north hold off the main Austrian army on the first day of the Battle of Eckmühl.
  • 1821Benderli Ali Pasha arrives in Constantinople as the new Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire; he remains in power for only nine days before being sent into exile.
  • 1836Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto: Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
  • 1856Australian labour movement: Stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne march from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour day.
  • 1894 – Norway formally adopts the Krag–Jørgensen bolt-action rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.
  • 1898Spanish–American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports. When the U.S. Congress issued a declaration of war on April 25, it declared that a state of war had existed from this date.
  • 1914Ypiranga incident: A German arms shipment to Mexico is intercepted by the U.S. Navy near Veracruz.
  • 1918World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
  • 1926Al-Baqi cemetery, former site of the mausoleum of four Shi'a Imams, is leveled to the ground by Wahhabis.
  • 1934 – The "Surgeon's Photograph", the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, is published in the Daily Mail (in 1999, it is revealed to be a hoax).
  • 1945World War II: Soviet forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the German High Command headquarters.
  • 1948United Nations Security Council Resolution 47 relating to Kashmir conflict is adopted.
  • 1952Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
  • 1958United Airlines Flight 736 collides into a United States Air Force fighter jet near Arden, Nevada in what is now Enterprise, Nevada.[2]
  • 1960Brasília, Brazil's capital, is officially inaugurated. At 09:30, the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.
  • 1962 – The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the United States since World War II.
  • 1963 – The first election of the Universal House of Justice is held, marking its establishment as the supreme governing institution of the Bahá'í Faith.
  • 1964 – A Transit-5bn satellite fails to reach orbit after launch; as it re-enters the atmosphere, Script error: No such module "convert". of radioactive plutonium in its SNAP RTG power source is widely dispersed.
  • 1965 – The 1964–1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season.
  • 1966Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.
  • 1967 – A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos leads a coup d'état, establishing a military regime that lasts for seven years.
  • 1975Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyễn Văn Thiệu flees Saigon, as Xuân Lộc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
  • 1977Annie opens on Broadway.
  • 1982Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
  • 1985 – The compound of the militant group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord surrenders to federal authorities in Arkansas after a two-day government siege.
  • 1987 – The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that detonates in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo, killing 106 people.
  • 1989Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.
  • 1993 – The Supreme Court in La Paz, Bolivia, sentences former dictator Luis García Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution.
  • 2004 – Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.
  • 2010 – The controversial Kharkiv Pact (Russian Ukrainian Naval Base for Gas Treaty) is signed in Kharkiv, Ukraine, by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev; it was unilaterally terminated by Russia on March 31, 2014.
  • 2012 – Two trains are involved in a head-on collision near Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, injuring 116 people.
  • 2014 – The American city of Flint, Michigan switches its water source to the Flint River, beginning the ongoing Flint water crisis which has caused lead poisoning in up to 12,000 people, and 15 deaths from Legionnaires disease, ultimately leading to criminal indictments against 15 people, five of whom have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
  • 2019Eight bombs explode at churches, hotels, and other locations in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday; more than 200 people are killed.[3]

Births

  • 1132Sancho VI, king of Navarre (d. 1194)
  • 1488Ulrich von Hutten, German religious reformer (d. 1523)
  • 1523Marco Antonio Bragadin, Venetian lawyer and military officer (d. 1571)
  • 1555Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter and etcher (d. 1619)
  • 1619Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch founder of Cape Town (d. 1677)
  • 1630Pieter Gerritsz van Roestraten, Dutch-English painter (d. 1700)
  • 1631Francesco Maidalchini, Catholic cardinal (d. 1700)
  • 1642Simon de la Loubère, French mathematician, poet, and diplomat (d. 1729)
  • 1651Joseph Vaz, Sri Lankan priest, missionary, and saint (d. 1711)
  • 1652Michel Rolle, French mathematician and academic (d. 1719)
  • 1671John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)
  • 1673Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1742)
  • 1713Louis de Noailles, French general (d. 1793)
  • 1730Antonín Kammel, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1788)
  • 1752Pierre-Alexandre-Laurent Forfait, French engineer, hydrographer, and politician, French Minister of Marine and the Colonies (d. 1807)
  • 1752 – Humphry Repton, English gardener and author (d. 1818)
  • 1774Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1862)
  • 1775Alexander Anderson, Scottish-American illustrator and engraver (d. 1870)
  • 1790Manuel Blanco Encalada, Spanish-Chilean admiral and politician, 1st President of Chile (d. 1876)
  • 1810John Putnam Chapin, American politician, 10th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1864)
  • 1811Alson Sherman, American merchant and politician, 8th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1903)
  • 1814Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts, English art collector and philanthropist (d. 1906)
  • 1816Charlotte Brontë, Cornish-English novelist and poet (d. 1855)
  • 1837Fredrik Bajer, Danish lieutenant and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1922)
  • 1838John Muir, Scottish-American environmentalist and author (d. 1914)
  • 1851Charles Barrois, French geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1939)
  • 1854William Stang, German-American bishop (d. 1907)
  • 1864Max Weber, German economist and sociologist (d. 1920)
  • 1868Alfred Henry Maurer, American painter (d. 1932)
  • 1870Edwin Stanton Porter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1941)
  • 1874Vincent Scotto, French actor and composer (d. 1952)
  • 1882Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1885Tatu Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (d. 1967)
  • 1887Joe McCarthy, American baseball manager (d. 1978)
  • 1889Marcel Boussac, French businessman (d. 1980)
  • 1889 – Paul Karrer, Russian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1889 – Efrem Zimbalist, Sr., Russian-American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)
  • 1892Freddie Dixon, English motorcycle racer and racing driver (d. 1956)
  • 1893Romeo Bertini, Italian runner (d. 1973)
  • 1898Maurice Wilson, English soldier, pilot, and mountaineer (d. 1934)
  • 1899Randall Thompson, American composer and academic (d. 1984)
  • 1903Luis Saslavsky, Argentinian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1904Jean Hélion, French painter (d. 1987)
  • 1904 – Odilo Globocnik, Italian-Austrian SS officer (d. 1945)
  • 1905Pat Brown, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Governor of California (d. 1996)
  • 1911Ivan Combe, American businessman, developed Clearasil (d. 2000)
  • 1911 – Kemal Satır, Turkish physician and politician (d. 1991)
  • 1912Eve Arnold, Russian-American photojournalist (d. 2012)
  • 1912 – Marcel Camus, French director and screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1913Norman Parkinson, English photographer (d. 1990)
  • 1914Angelo Savoldi, Italian-American wrestler and promoter, co-founded International World Class Championship Wrestling (d. 2013)
  • 1915Garrett Hardin, American ecologist, author, and academic (d. 2003)
  • 1915 – Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1916Estella B. Diggs, American businesswoman and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1918Eddy Christiani, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
  • 1919Don Cornell, American singer (d. 2004)
  • 1919 – Roger Doucet, Canadian tenor (d. 1981)
  • 1919 – Licio Gelli, Italian financer (d. 2015)
  • 1920Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1922Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist and screenwriter (d. 1987)
  • 1922 – Allan Watkins, Welsh-English cricketer (d. 2011)
  • 1923John Mortimer, English lawyer and author (d. 2009)
  • 1924Ira Louvin, American singer-songwriter and mandolin player (d. 1965)
  • 1925Anthony Mason, Australian soldier and judge, 9th Chief Justice of Australia
  • 1925 – John Swinton of Kimmerghame, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire (d. 2018)
  • 1926Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and her other realms[4]
  • 1926 – Arthur Rowley, English footballer, manager and cricketer (d. 2002)[5]
  • 1927Ahmed Arif, Turkish poet and author (d. 1991)
  • 1928Jack Evans, Welsh-Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)
  • 1930Hilda Hilst, Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (d. 2004)
  • 1930 – Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (d. 1989)
  • 1930 – Dieter Roth, German-Swiss illustrator and sculptor (d. 1998)
  • 1930 – Jack Taylor, English footballer and referee (d. 2012)
  • 1931Morgan Wootten, American high school basketball coach (d. 2020)[6]
  • 1932Slide Hampton, African-American trombonist and composer
  • 1932 – Elaine May, American actress, comedian, director, and screenwriter
  • 1932 – Angela Mortimer, English tennis player
  • 1933Edelmiro Amante, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1933 – Easley Blackwood, Jr., American pianist, composer, and educator
  • 1933 – Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Iraqi patriarch (d. 2014)
  • 1935Charles Grodin, American actor and talk show host
  • 1935 – Thomas Kean, American academic and politician, 48th Governor of New Jersey
  • 1936James Dobson, American evangelist, psychologist, and author, founded Focus on the Family
  • 1936 – Reg Fleming, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2009)
  • 1937Gary Peters, American baseball player
  • 1937 – Ben Zinn, Israeli-born American academic and former international soccer player
  • 1939John McCabe, English pianist and composer (d. 2015)
  • 1939 – Sister Helen Prejean, American nun, activist, and author
  • 1939 – Reni Santoni, American actor
  • 1940Jacques Caron, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1940 – Souleymane Cissé, Malian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1941David L. Boren, American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Oklahoma
  • 1942Geoffrey Palmer, New Zealand politician, 33rd Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • 1945Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan, Indian cricketer and umpire
  • 1945 – Mark Wainberg, Canadian researcher and HIV/AIDS activist (d. 2017)
  • 1945 – Diana Darvey, English actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1947Al Bumbry, American baseball player
  • 1947 – Iggy Pop, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1947 – John Weider, English bass player
  • 1948Gary Condit, American businessman and politician
  • 1948 – Paul Davis, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2008)
  • 1948 – Josef Flammer, Swiss ophthalmologist
  • 1948 – Dieter Fromm, German runner
  • 1949Patti LuPone, American actress and singer
  • 1950Shivaji Satam, Indian actor
  • 1951Tony Danza, American actor and producer
  • 1951 – Michael Freedman, American mathematician and academic
  • 1951 – Bob Varsha, American sportscaster
  • 1951 – Steve Vickers, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1952Gerald Early, American author and academic
  • 1952 – Cheryl Gillan, British businesswoman and politician, Secretary of State for Wales
  • 1953John Brumby, Australian politician, 45th Premier of Victoria
  • 1954Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1954 – James Morrison, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1955Murathan Mungan, Turkish author, poet, and playwright
  • 1955 – Doug Soetaert, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956Peter Kosminsky, English director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Phillip Longman, German-American demographer and journalist
  • 1957Hervé Le Tellier, French linguist and author
  • 1957 – Jesse Orosco, American baseball player
  • 1957 – Herbert Wetterauer, German painter, sculptor, and author
  • 1958Andie MacDowell, American model, actress, and producer
  • 1958 – Yoshito Usui, Japanese illustrator (d. 2009)
  • 1958 – Michael Zarnock, American author
  • 1959Tim Jacobus, American illustrator and painter
  • 1959 – Olga Kuragina, Russian pentathlete
  • 1959 – Arno Pijpers, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1959 – Robert Smith, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1960Michel Goulet, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
  • 1960 – Julius Korir, Kenyan runner
  • 1961Cathy Cavadini, American voice actress
  • 1961 – Carey Hayes, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1961 – Chad Hayes, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Neale Marmon, English-German footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1961 – David Servan-Schreiber, French physician, neuroscientist, and author (d. 2011)
  • 1962Les Lancaster, American baseball player and coach
  • 1962 – Craig Robinson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1962 – Aavo Sarap, Estonian footballer and coach
  • 1963Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1963 – Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor
  • 1963 – John Cameron Mitchell, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1964Alex Baumann, Czech-Canadian swimmer
  • 1964 – Ludmila Engquist, Russian-Swedish hurdler
  • 1965Ed Belfour, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1965 – Karen Foster, American model and actress
  • 1965 – Gary Grant, American basketball player
  • 1965 – Thomas Helmer, German footballer
  • 1965 – Fiona Kelleghan, American academic, critic and librarian
  • 1967Emilio Valle, Cuban hurdler
  • 1968Peter van Vossen, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1969John Kibowen, Kenyan runner
  • 1969 – Toby Stephens, English actor
  • 1970Jeff Anderson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Glen Hansard, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1970 – Rob Riggle, American actor and comedian
  • 1970 – Nicole Sullivan, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
  • 1971Axl Rotten, American wrestler (d. 2016)
  • 1971 – Michael Turner, American author and illustrator (d. 2008)
  • 1972Richard Chelimo, Kenyan runner (d. 2001)
  • 1972 – Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
  • 1973Steve Backshall, English naturalist, writer, and television presenter
  • 1973 – Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian hurdler and coach
  • 1974Maksim Gruznov, Estonian footballer
  • 1974 – Orlando Jordan, American wrestler
  • 1974 – David Peachey, Australian rugby league player
  • 1975Danyon Loader, New Zealand swimmer
  • 1976Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player
  • 1976 – Petero Civoniceva, Fijian-Australian rugby league player
  • 1977Gyula Koi, Hungarian scholar and educator
  • 1977 – Jamie Salé, Canadian figure skater
  • 1978Jacob Burns, Australian footballer
  • 1978 – Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer
  • 1978 – Yuliya Pechonkina, Russian hurdler
  • 1979Virginie Basselot, French chef
  • 1979 – Tobias Linderoth, French-Swedish footballer and coach
  • 1979 – James McAvoy, Scottish actor
  • 1980Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Tony Romo, American football player
  • 1981Mads Junker, Danish footballer
  • 1982Khalif Barnes, American football player
  • 1982 – Micheal Luck, Australian rugby league player
  • 1982 – Carnell Williams, American football player
  • 1983Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer
  • 1983 – Marco Donadel, Italian footballer
  • 1983 – Tarvaris Jackson, American football player (d. 2020)[7]
  • 1984Shayna Fox, American voice actress
  • 1986Audra Cohen, American tennis player
  • 1986 – Alexander Edler, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Rodney Stuckey, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Mirko Valdifiori, Italian footballer
  • 1987Nadif Chowdhury, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1987 – Eric Devendorf, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Leroy George, Dutch footballer
  • 1987 – Anastasia Prikhodko, Ukrainian singer
  • 1988Ricky Berens, American swimmer[8]
  • 1988 – Jencarlos Canela, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1988 – Pedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer
  • 1988 – Adam Rooney, Irish footballer
  • 1989Tatyana McFadden, Russian-American sprinter and skier
  • 1989 – Carlos Muñoz, Chilean footballer
  • 1990Aleksandar Prijović, Swiss-born Serbian footballer
  • 1992Isco, Spanish footballer
  • 1992 – Rene Santos, Brazilian footballer
  • 1992 – Joc Pederson, American baseball player
  • 1994Mitchell Weiser, German footballer

Deaths

  • 234Emperor Xian of Han, Chinese emperor (b. 181)
  • 586Liuvigild, king of the Visigoths
  • 847Odgar, Frankish archbishop of Mainz
  • 866Bardas, de facto regent of the Byzantine Empire
  • 941Bajkam, de facto regent of the Abbasid Caliphate
  • 1073Pope Alexander II
  • 1109Anselm of Canterbury, Italian-English archbishop and saint (b. 1033)
  • 1136Stephen, Count of Tréguier Breton noblemen (b. c. 1058/62)
  • 1142Peter Abelard, French philosopher and theologian (b. 1079)
  • 1213Maria of Montpellier, Lady of Montpellier, Queen of Aragon (b. 1182)
  • 1329Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282)
  • 1400John Wittlebury, English politician (b. 1333)[9]
  • 1509Henry VII of England (b. 1457)
  • 1557Petrus Apianus, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1495)
  • 1574Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1519)
  • 1591Sen no Rikyū, Japanese exponent of the tea ceremony (b. 1522)
  • 1650Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi, Japanese samurai (b. 1607)
  • 1668Jan Boeckhorst, Flemish painter (b. c. 1604)
  • 1699Jean Racine, French playwright and poet (b. 1639)
  • 1719Philippe de La Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1640)
  • 1720Antoine Hamilton, Irish-French soldier and author (b. 1646)
  • 1722Robert Beverley, Jr., English historian and author (b. 1673)
  • 1736Prince Eugene of Savoy (b. 1663)
  • 1740Thomas Tickell, English poet and author (b. 1685)
  • 1758Francesco Zerafa, Maltese architect (b. 1679)
  • 1815Joseph Winston, American soldier and politician (b. 1746)
  • 1825Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician and academic (b. 1765)
  • 1852Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (b. 1787)
  • 1863Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish politician (b. 1782)
  • 1900Vikramatji Khimojiraj, Indian ruler (b. 1819)
  • 1910Mark Twain, American novelist, humorist, and critic (b. 1835)
  • 1918Manfred von Richthofen, German captain and pilot (b. 1892)
  • 1924Eleonora Duse, Italian actress (b. 1858)
  • 1930Robert Bridges, English poet and author (b. 1844)
  • 1932Friedrich Gustav Piffl, Bohemian cardinal (b. 1864)
  • 1938Muhammad Iqbal, Indian-Pakistani philosopher and poet (b. 1877)
  • 1941Fritz Manteuffel, German gymnast (b. 1875)
  • 1945Walter Model, German field marshal (b. 1891)
  • 1946John Maynard Keynes, English economist and philosopher (b. 1883)
  • 1948Aldo Leopold, American ecologist and author (b. 1887)
  • 1952Leslie Banks, American actor, director and producer (b. 1890)
  • 1954Emil Leon Post, Polish-American mathematician and logician (b. 1897)
  • 1956Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1895)
  • 1965Edward Victor Appleton, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
  • 1971François Duvalier, Haitian physician and politician, 40th President of Haiti (b. 1907)
  • 1973Arthur Fadden, Australian accountant and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
  • 1973 – Kemal Tahir, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1910)
  • 1974Chic Harley, American football player (b. 1894)
  • 1977Gummo Marx, American vaudevillian and talent agent (b. 1893)
  • 1978Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter (b.1947)
  • 1978Thomas Wyatt Turner, American biologist and academic (b. 1877)
  • 1980Alexander Oparin, Russian biochemist and academic (b. 1894)
  • 1980 – Sohrab Sepehri, Iranian poet and painter (b. 1928)
  • 1983Walter Slezak, Austrian-American actor and singer (b. 1902)
  • 1984Marcel Janco, Romanian-Israeli artist (b. 1895)
  • 1984 – Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian engineer and mountaineer (b. 1943)
  • 1985Rudi Gernreich, Austrian-American fashion designer, created the monokini (b. 1922)
  • 1985 – Tancredo Neves, Brazilian banker and politician, Prime Minister of Brazil (b. 1910)
  • 1986Marjorie Eaton, American painter and actress (b. 1901)
  • 1986 – Salah Jahin, Egyptian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1930)
  • 1987Gustav Bergmann, Austrian-American philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1906)
  • 1989James Kirkwood, Jr., American actor, playwright, and author (b. 1924)
  • 1990Erté, Russian-French illustrator (b. 1892)
  • 1991Willi Boskovsky, Austrian violinist and conductor (b. 1909)
  • 1996Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-born American engineer and race car driver (b. 1909)
  • 1996 – Dzhokhar Dudayev, Chechen general and politician, 1st President of Ichkeria (b. 1944)
  • 1996 – Abdul Hafeez Kardar, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1925)
  • 1996 – Jimmy Snyder, American sportscaster (b. 1919)
  • 1998Jean-François Lyotard, French sociologist and philosopher (b. 1924)
  • 1999Buddy Rogers, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 2003Nina Simone, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and activist (b. 1933)
  • 2004Mary McGrory, American journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2005Gerry Marshall, English race car driver and journalist (b. 1941)
  • 2006Johnny Checketts, New Zealand commander and pilot (b. 1912)
  • 2006 – T. K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
  • 2006 – Telê Santana, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1931)
  • 2007Lobby Loyde, Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1941)
  • 2009Vivian Maier, American photographer (b. 1926)
  • 2010Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
  • 2010 – Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish businessman, seventh President of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1920)
  • 2010 – Kanagaratnam Sriskandan, Sri Lankan-English engineer and civil servant (b. 1930)
  • 2011Catharina Halkes, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2012Doris Betts, American author and academic (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – Charles Colson, American lawyer and activist, founded Prison Fellowship (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Albert Falco, French captain and diver (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Charles Higham, English-American author and poet (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Jerry Toppazzini, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
  • 2013Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1959)
  • 2013 – Shakuntala Devi, Indian mathematician and astrologer (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor, author, and educator (b. 1905)
  • 2013 – Gordon D. Gayle, American general and historian (b. 1917)
  • 2014Herb Gray, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Janet Gray Hayes, American politician, 60th Mayor of San Jose (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – George H. Heilmeier, American engineer (b. 1936)
  • 2014 – Win Tin, Burmese journalist and politician, co-founded the National League for Democracy (b. 1930)
  • 2015M. H. Abrams, American author, critic, and academic (b. 1912)
  • 2015 – Steve Byrnes, American sportscaster and producer (b. 1959)
  • 2015 – John Moshoeu, South African footballer and manager (b. 1965)
  • 2015 – Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, Indian politician, Governor of Assam (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters, Canadian general (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Betsy von Furstenberg, German-American actress (b. 1931)
  • 2016Prince, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (b. 1958)
  • 2017Ugo Ehiogu, English footballer (b. 1972)
  • 2018Verne Troyer, American actor (b. 1969)
  • 2018 – Nabi Tajima, Japanese supercentenarian, oldest Japanese and Asian person ever, last verified person born in the 19th century (b. 1900)
  • 2019Polly Higgins, Scottish barrister, author and environmental lobbyist, (b. 1968) [10]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Abdecalas
    • Anastasius Sinaita
    • Anselm of Canterbury
    • Beuno
    • Conrad of Parzham
    • Holy Infant of Good Health
    • Shemon Bar Sabbae
    • Wolbodo
    • April 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Civil Service Day (India)
  • Grounation Day (Rastafari movement)
  • Heroic Defense of Veracruz (Mexico)
  • Kang Pan-sok's Birthday (North Korea)
  • Kartini Day (Indonesia)
  • Local Self Government Day (Russia)
  • National Tea Day (United Kingdom)
  • National Tree Planting Day (Kenya)
  • San Jacinto Day (Texas)
  • Queen's Official Birthday (Falkland Islands)
  • Tiradentes' Day (Brazil)
  • Vietnam Book Day (Vietnam)

References

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