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Events

  • 959Eraclus becomes the 25th bishop of Liège.
  • 1140Song dynasty general Yue Fei defeats an army led by Jin dynasty general Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin–Song Wars.
  • 1192Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes Sei-i Taishōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: the 12th day of the 7th month in the 3rd year of the Kenkyū (建久) era).[1]
  • 1331 – King Stefan Uroš III, after months of anarchy, surrenders to his son and rival Stefan Dušan, who succeeds as King of Serbia.[2]
  • 1415Henry the Navigator leads Portuguese forces to victory over the Marinids at the Battle of Ceuta.[3]
  • 1680Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from the Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
  • 1689 – The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.[4]
  • 1716Seventh Ottoman–Venetian War: The arrival of naval reinforcements and the news of the Battle of Petrovaradin force the Ottomans to abandon the Siege of Corfu, thus preserving the Ionian Islands under Venetian rule.[5]
  • 1770James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
  • 1772 – King Gustav III completes his coup d'état by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
  • 1778American Revolutionary War: British forces begin besieging the French outpost at Pondichéry.
  • 1791 – A Vodou ceremony, led by Dutty Boukman, turns into a violent slave rebellion, beginning the Haitian Revolution.
  • 1808Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.
  • 1810Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
  • 1821Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
  • 1831Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, which will claim the lives of 55 to 65 whites and about twice that number of blacks.[6]
  • 1852Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
  • 1858 – The first of the Lincoln–Douglas debates is held in Ottawa, Illinois.[7]
  • 1863Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by pro-Confederate guerrillas known as Quantrill's Raiders.
  • 1883An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic.
  • 1888 – The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
  • 1897Oldsmobile, an American automobile manufacturer and marque, is founded.
  • 1901 – Six hundred American school teachers, Thomasites, arrived in Manila on the USAT Thomas.
  • 1911 – The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincenzo Peruggia, a Louvre employee.
  • 1914World War I: The Battle of Charleroi, a successful German attack across the River Sambre that pre-empted a French offensive in the same area.
  • 1918 – World War I: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.
  • 1942 – World War II: The Guadalcanal Campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.
  • 1944Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
  • 1944 – World War II: Canadian and Polish units capture the strategically important town of Falaise, Calvados, France.
  • 1945 – Physicist Harry Daghlian is fatally irradiated in a criticality accident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • 1957 – The Soviet Union successfully conducts a long-range test flight of the R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • 1959United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii's admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day.
  • 1963Xá Lợi Pagoda raids: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngô Đình Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalizes Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead.
  • 1968Cold War: Nicolae Ceaușescu, leader of Communist Romania, publicly condemns the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, encouraging the Romanian population to arm itself against possible Soviet reprisals.
  • 1968 – James Anderson Jr. posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine.
  • 1971 – A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
  • 1982Lebanese Civil War: The first troops of a multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the Palestine Liberation Organization's withdrawal from Lebanon.
  • 1983 – Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor).
  • 1986 – Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.
  • 1988 – The 6.9 Template:M Nepal earthquake shakes the Nepal–India border with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), leaving 709–1,450 people killed and thousands injured.
  • 1991Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after its occupation by the Soviet Union since 1940.[8]
  • 1991 – Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
  • 1993NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
  • 1994Royal Air Maroc Flight 630 crashes in Douar Izounine, Morocco, killing all 44 people on board.[9]
  • 1995Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529, an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, attempts to divert to West Georgia Regional Airport after the left engine fails, but the aircraft crashes in Carroll County near Carrollton, Georgia, killing nine of the 29 people on board.[10]
  • 2000Tiger Woods, American professional golfer, wins the 82nd PGA Championship and becomes the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in a calendar year.
  • 2013 – Hundreds of people are reported killed by chemical attacks in the Ghouta region of Syria.
  • 2017A solar eclipse traverses the continental United States.

Births

  • 1165Philip II of France (d. 1223)
  • 1481Jorge de Lencastre, Duke of Coimbra (d. 1550)
  • 1535Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese general (d. 1619)
  • 1552Muhammad Qadiri, Founder of the Naushahia branch of the Qadri order (d. 1654)
  • 1567Francis de Sales, Swiss bishop and saint (d. 1622)
  • 1579Henri, Duke of Rohan (d. 1638)
  • 1597Roger Twysden, English historian and politician (d. 1672)
  • 1625John Claypole, English politician (d. 1688)
  • 1643Afonso VI of Portugal (d. 1683)
  • 1660Hubert Gautier, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1737)
  • 1665Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1729)
  • 1670James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (d. 1734)
  • 1725Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter and educator (d. 1805)
  • 1754William Murdoch, Scottish engineer and inventor, created gas lighting (d. 1839)
  • 1754 – Banastre Tarleton, English general and politician (d. 1833)
  • 1765William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1837)
  • 1789Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and academic (d. 1857)
  • 1798Jules Michelet, French historian and philosopher (d. 1874)
  • 1800Hiram Walden, American general and politician (d. 1880)
  • 1801Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch historian and politician (d. 1876)
  • 1813Jean Stas, Belgian chemist and physician (d. 1891)
  • 1816Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist and academic (d. 1856)
  • 1823Nathaniel Everett Green, English painter and astronomer (d. 1899)
  • 1826Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist and academic (d. 1903)
  • 1829Otto Goldschmidt, German composer, conductor and pianist (d. 1907)
  • 1840Ferdinand Hamer, Dutch bishop and missionary (d. 1900)
  • 1856Medora de Vallombrosa, Marquise de Morès, American heiress (d. 1921)
  • 1862Emilio Salgari, Italian journalist and author (d. 1911)
  • 1869William Henry Ogilvie, Scottish-Australian poet and author (d. 1963)
  • 1872Aubrey Beardsley, English author and illustrator (d. 1898)
  • 1878Richard Girulatis, German footballer and manager (d. 1963)
  • 1879Claude Grahame-White, English pilot and engineer (d. 1959)
  • 1884Chandler Egan, American golfer and architect (d. 1936)
  • 1885Édouard Fabre, Canadian runner (d. 1939)
  • 1886Ruth Manning-Sanders, Welsh-English author and poet (d. 1988)
  • 1887James Paul Moody, English sailor (d. 1912)
  • 1891Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rican-American soldier (d. 2007)
  • 1892Charles Vanel, French actor and director (d. 1989)
  • 1894Christian Schad, German painter (d. 1982)
  • 1895Blossom Rock, American actress (d. 1978)
  • 1897Keith Arbuthnott, 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott, Scottish soldier and peer (d. 1966)
  • 1902Angel Karaliychev, Bulgarian author (d. 1972)
  • 1903Kostas Giannidis, Greek pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1984)
  • 1904Count Basie, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1984)
  • 1905Bipin Gupta, Indian actor and producer (d. 1981)
  • 1906Friz Freleng, American animator, director, and producer (d. 1995)
  • 1907P. Jeevanandham, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1963)
  • 1909Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1992)
  • 1912Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995)
  • 1914Doug Wright, English cricketer and coach (d. 1998)
  • 1916Bill Lee, American actor and singer (d. 1980)
  • 1916 – Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican pianist and songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1917Leonid Hurwicz, Russian economist and mathematician (d. 2008)
  • 1918Billy Reay, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2004)
  • 1921Reuven Feuerstein, Romanian-Israeli psychologist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1922Albert Irvin, English soldier and painter (d. 2015)
  • 1923Keith Allen, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
  • 1924Jack Buck, American sportscaster (d. 2002)
  • 1924 – Jack Weston, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1926Can Yücel, Turkish poet and translator (d. 1999)
  • 1927Thomas S. Monson, American religious leader, 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 2018)
  • 1928Addison Farmer, American bassist (d. 1963)
  • 1928 – Art Farmer, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1999)
  • 1928 – Bud McFadin, American football player (d. 2006)
  • 1929Herman Badillo, Puerto Rican-American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1929 – X. J. Kennedy, American poet, translator, anthologist, editor
  • 1929 – Ahmed Kathrada, South African politician and political prisoner (d. 2017)
  • 1930Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (d. 2002)
  • 1930 – Frank Perry, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1932Menashe Kadishman, Israeli sculptor and painter (d. 2015)
  • 1932 – Melvin Van Peebles, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1933Janet Baker, English soprano and educator
  • 1933 – Michael Dacher, German mountaineer (d. 1994)
  • 1933 – Barry Norman, English author and critic (d. 2017)
  • 1933 – Erik Paaske, Danish actor and singer (d. 1992)
  • 1934Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian lawyer and politician, 13th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2001)
  • 1934 – Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer (d. 2015)
  • 1936Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player and coach (d. 1999)
  • 1936 – Radish Tordia, Georgian painter and educator
  • 1937Donald Dewar, Scottish lawyer and politician, 1st First Minister of Scotland (d. 2000)
  • 1937 – Gustavo Noboa, Ecuadorian academic and politician, 51st President of Ecuador
  • 1937 – Robert Stone, American novelist and short story writer (d. 2015)
  • 1938Kenny Rogers, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (d. 2020)
  • 1938 – Mike Weston, English rugby player
  • 1939James Burton, American Hall of Fame guitarist
  • 1939 – Festus Mogae, Botswana economist and politician, 3rd President of Botswana
  • 1939 – Clarence Williams III, American actor
  • 1940Dominick Harrod, English journalist, historian, and author (d. 2013)
  • 1940 – Endre Szemerédi, Hungarian-American mathematician and computer scientist
  • 1941Jackie DeShannon, American singer-songwriter
  • 1943Patrick Demarchelier, French photographer
  • 1943 – Jonathan Schell, American journalist and author (d. 2014)
  • 1943 – Lucius Shepard, American author and critic (d. 2014)
  • 1943 – Hugh Wilson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)
  • 1944Perry Christie, Bahamian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Bahamas
  • 1944 – Peter Weir, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1945Basil Poledouris, Greek-American composer, conductor[11] (d. 2006)
  • 1945 – Celia Brayfield, English journalist and author
  • 1945 – Jerry DaVanon, American baseball player
  • 1945 – Willie Lanier, American football player
  • 1945 – Patty McCormack, American actress
  • 1947Carl Giammarese, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1949Loretta Devine, American actress and singer
  • 1949 – Daniel Sivan, Israeli scholar and academic
  • 1950Patrick Juvet, Swiss singer-songwriter and model
  • 1951Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist
  • 1951 – Yana Mintoff, Maltese politician, economist and educator
  • 1951 – Chesley V. Morton, American businessman and politician
  • 1952Keith Hart, Canadian firefighter, wrestler, and trainer
  • 1952 – Jiří Paroubek, Czech soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
  • 1952 – Bernadette Porter, English nun and educator
  • 1952 – Joe Strummer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
  • 1953Ivan Stang, American author, publisher, and director
  • 1954Archie Griffin, American football player
  • 1954 – Steve Smith, American drummer
  • 1954 – Mark Williams, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1956Kim Cattrall, English-Canadian actress
  • 1956 – Jon Tester, American farmer and politician
  • 1957Frank Pastore, American baseball player and radio host (d. 2012)
  • 1958Mark Williams, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1959Anne Hobbs, English tennis player and coach
  • 1959 – Jim McMahon, American football player and coach
  • 1961Gerardo Barbero, Argentinian chess player and coach (d. 2001)
  • 1961 – V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer and coach (d. 2019)
  • 1961 – Stephen Hillenburg, American marine biologist, cartoonist, and animator (d. 2018)
  • 1962John Korfas, Greek-American basketball player and coach
  • 1962 – Pete Weber, American bowler
  • 1963Mohammed VI of Morocco, King of Morocco
  • 1963 – Nigel Pearson, English footballer and manager
  • 1964Gary Elkerton, Australian surfer
  • 1965Jim Bullinger, American baseball player
  • 1966John Wetteland, American baseball player and coach
  • 1967Darren Bewick, Australian footballer
  • 1967 – Charb, French journalist and cartoonist (d. 2015)
  • 1967 – Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress
  • 1967 – Serj Tankian, Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer
  • 1968Dina Carroll, English singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – Goran Ćurko, Serbian footballer
  • 1968 – Laura Trevelyan, English journalist and author
  • 1969Bruce Anstey, New Zealand motorcycle racer
  • 1969 – Josée Chouinard, Canadian figure skater
  • 1970Craig Counsell, American baseball player and coach
  • 1970 – Erik Dekker, Dutch cyclist and manager
  • 1970 – Cathy Weseluck, Canadian actress
  • 1971Mamadou Diallo, Senegalese footballer
  • 1971 – Robert Harvey, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1971 – Liam Howlett, English keyboard player, DJ, and producer
  • 1973Sergey Brin, Russian-American computer scientist and businessman, co-founded Google
  • 1973 – Steve McKenna, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1974Martin Andanar, Filipino journalist and radio host
  • 1974 – Paul Mellor, Australian rugby league player and referee
  • 1975Simon Katich, Australian cricketer and manager
  • 1976Alex Brooks, American ice hockey player and scout
  • 1976 – Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican-American soccer player
  • 1976 – Robert Miles, Australian rugby league player
  • 1976 – Ramón Vázquez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
  • 1978Peter Buxton, English rugby player and manager
  • 1978 – Reuben Droughns, American football player and coach
  • 1978 – Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player and coach
  • 1978 – Alan Lee, Irish footballer and coach
  • 1978 – Jason Marquis, American baseball player
  • 1979Kelis, American singer-songwriter, producer, chef and author
  • 1980Burney Lamar, American race car driver
  • 1980 – Paul Menard, American race car driver
  • 1980 – Jasmin Wöhr, German tennis player
  • 1981Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)
  • 1981 – Cameron Winklevoss, American rower and businessman, co-founded ConnectU
  • 1981 – Tyler Winklevoss, American rower and businessman, co-founded ConnectU
  • 1981 – Ross Thomas, American actor
  • 1982Jason Eaton, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1982 – Omar Sachedina, Canadian television journalist, correspondent, and news anchor
  • 1983Scott McDonald, Australian footballer
  • 1984Neil Dexter, South African cricketer
  • 1984 – Melvin Upton, Jr., American baseball player
  • 1985Nicolás Almagro, Spanish tennis player
  • 1985 – Aleksandra Kiryashova, Russian pole vaulter
  • 1986Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter
  • 1986 – Wout Brama, Dutch footballer
  • 1986 – Koki Sakamoto, Japanese gymnast
  • 1988Robert Lewandowski, Polish footballer
  • 1988 – Kacey Musgraves, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1989Charlison Benschop, Dutch footballer
  • 1989 – James Davey, English rugby league player
  • 1989 – Matteo Gentili, Italian footballer
  • 1989 – Hayden Panettiere, American actress
  • 1989 – Aleix Vidal, Spanish footballer
  • 1990Bo Burnham, American comedian, musician, actor, filmmaker and poet
  • 1991Leandro Bacuna, Dutch footballer
  • 1992Felipe Nasr, Brazilian race car driver


Deaths

  • 672Emperor Kōbun of Japan (b. 648)
  • 784Alberic, archbishop of Utrecht
  • 913Tang Daoxi, Chinese general
  • 1131 – King Baldwin II of Jerusalem
  • 1148William II, Count of Nevers (b. c. 1089)
  • 1157Alfonso VII of León and Castile (b. 1105)
  • 1245Alexander of Hales, English theologian
  • 1271Alphonse, Count of Poitiers (b. 1220)
  • 1534Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, 44th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. 1464)
  • 1568Jean Parisot de Valette, 49th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. 1495)
  • 1614Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (b. 1560)
  • 1622Juan de Tassis, 2nd Count of Villamediana, Spanish poet and politician (b. 1582)
  • 1627Jacques Mauduit, French composer and academic (b. 1557)
  • 1673Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford, English soldier (b. 1599)
  • 1689William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier (b. 1661)[4]
  • 1762Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1689)
  • 1763Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1710)
  • 1775Zahir al-Umar, Arabian ruler (b. 1690)
  • 1796John McKinly, American physician and politician, 1st Governor of Delaware (b. 1721)
  • 1814Benjamin Thompson, American-English physicist and colonel (b. 1753)
  • 1835John MacCulloch, Scottish geologist and academic (b. 1773)
  • 1836Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist and engineer (b. 1785)
  • 1838Adelbert von Chamisso, German botanist and poet (b. 1781)
  • 1853Charles Tristan, marquis de Montholon, French general (b. 1783)
  • 1854Thomas Clayton, American lawyer and politician (b. 1777)
  • 1867Juan Álvarez, Mexican general and president (1855) (b. 1790)[12]
  • 1870Ma Xinyi, Chinese general and politician, Viceroy of Liangjiang (b. 1821)
  • 1888James Farnell, Australian politician, 8th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1825)
  • 1905Alexander von Oettingen, Estonian theologian and statistician (b. 1827)
  • 1910Bertalan Székely, Hungarian painter and academic (b. 1835)
  • 1919Laurence Doherty, English tennis player (b. 1875)
  • 1935John Hartley, English tennis player (b. 1849)
  • 1940Hermann Obrecht, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1882)
  • 1940 – Ernest Thayer, American poet and author (b. 1863)
  • 1940 – Leon Trotsky, Russian theorist and politician, founded the Red Army (b. 1879)
  • 1943Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)
  • 1947Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French engineer and businessman, founded Bugatti (b. 1881)
  • 1951Constant Lambert, English composer and conductor (b. 1905)
  • 1957Mait Metsanurk, Estonian author and playwright (b. 1879)
  • 1957 – Nels Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • 1957 – Harald Sverdrup, Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (b. 1888)
  • 1960David B. Steinman, American engineer, designed the Mackinac Bridge (b. 1886)
  • 1964Palmiro Togliatti, Italian journalist and politician, Italian Minister of Justice (b. 1893)
  • 1971George Jackson, American activist and author, co-founded the Black Guerrilla Family (b. 1941)
  • 1974Buford Pusser, American police officer (b. 1937)
  • 1974 – Kirpal Singh, Indian spiritual master (b. 1894)
  • 1978Charles Eames, American architect, co-designed the Eames House (b. 1907)
  • 1979Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1910)
  • 1981Kaka Kalelkar, Indian Hindi Writer(B.1885)
  • 1983Benigno Aquino, Jr., Filipino journalist and politician (b. 1932)
  • 1988Teodoro de Villa Diaz, Filipino guitarist and songwriter (b. 1963)
  • 1988 – Ray Eames, American architect, co-designed the Eames House (b. 1912)
  • 1989Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1945)
  • 1993Tatiana Troyanos, American soprano and actress (b. 1938)
  • 1995Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-American astrophysicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
  • 1995 – Chuck Stevenson, American race car driver (b. 1919)
  • 2000Tomata du Plenty, American singer-songwriter and playwright (b. 1948)
  • 2000 – Daniel Lisulo, Zambian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)
  • 2000 – Andrzej Zawada, Polish mountaineer and author (b. 1928)
  • 2001Calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)
  • 2003John Coplans, British artist (b. 1920)
  • 2003 – Kathy Wilkes, English philosopher and academic (b. 1946)
  • 2004Sachidananda Routray, Indian Oriya-language poet (b. 1916)
  • 2005Martin Dillon, American tenor and educator (b. 1957)
  • 2005 – Robert Moog, American businessman, founded Moog Music (b. 1934)
  • 2005 – Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet and translator (b. 1936)
  • 2005Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • 2006Bismillah Khan, Indian musician, Bharat ratna awardi (b. 1916)
  • 2006Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, Dutch businessman and philanthropist (b. 1941)
  • 2007Siobhan Dowd, British author (b. 1960)
  • 2007 – Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American general (b. 1918)
  • 2008Jerry Finn, American engineer and producer (b. 1969)
  • 2009Rex Shelley, Singaporean engineer and author (b. 1930)
  • 2010Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, Argentinean sociologist and author (b. 1941)
  • 2012Georg Leber, German soldier and politician, Federal Minister of Defence for Germany (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – J. Frank Raley Jr., American soldier and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Don Raleigh, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Guy Spitaels, Belgian academic and politician, 7th Minister-President of Wallonia (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – William Thurston, American mathematician and academic (b. 1946)
  • 2013Jean Berkey, American lawyer and politician (b. 1938)
  • 2013 – Sid Bernstein, American record producer (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – C. Gordon Fullerton, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Fred Martin, Scottish footballer (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Enos Nkala, Zimbabwean politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Defence (b. 1932)
  • 2014Gerry Anderson, Irish radio and television host (b. 1944)
  • 2014 – Helen Bamber, English psychotherapist and academic (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Steven R. Nagel, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1946)
  • 2014 – Jean Redpath, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Albert Reynolds, Irish businessman and politician, 9th Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1932)
  • 2015Colin Beyer, New Zealand lawyer and businessman (b. 1938)
  • 2015 – Wang Dongxing, Chinese commander and politician (b. 1916)
  • 2015 – Jimmy Evert, American tennis player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2017Bajram Rexhepi, First Kosovan Prime Ministers of UN mission administration in Kosovo (b. 1954)
  • 2018Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor and singer (b. 1975)[13]
  • 2019Celso Piña, Mexican singer, composer, arranger, and accordionist (b. 1953)[14]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian Feast Day:
    • Abraham of Smolensk (Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • Euprepius of Verona
    • Maximilian of Antioch
    • Our Lady of Knock
    • Pope Pius X
    • Sidonius Apollinaris
    • August 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippines)
  • Youth Day (Morocco)

References

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External links

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