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Events

  • AD 70Titus ends the siege of Jerusalem after destroying Herod's Temple.[1]
  • 1282Peter III of Aragon lands at Trapani to intervene in the War of the Sicilian Vespers.
  • 1363 – The five-week Battle of Lake Poyang begins, in which the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders (Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang) meet to decide who will supplant the Yuan dynasty.
  • 1464Pope Paul II succeeds Pope Pius II as the 211th pope.
  • 1574Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.
  • 1590Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
  • 1594 – King James of Scotland holds a masque at the baptism of Prince Henry.[2]
  • 1727Anne, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, is given the title Princess Royal.
  • 1791Template:HMS sinks after having run aground on the outer Great Barrier Reef the previous day.
  • 1799 – The entire Dutch fleet is captured by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the War of the Second Coalition.
  • 1800Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen.
  • 1813First Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
  • 1813 – Creek War: Fort Mims massacre: Creek "Red Sticks" kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama.
  • 1835 – Australia: Melbourne, Victoria is founded.
  • 1862American Civil War: Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union forces under General William "Bull" Nelson.
  • 1873 – Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Sea.
  • 1896Philippine Revolution: After Spanish victory in the Battle of San Juan del Monte, eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor-General Ramón Blanco y Erenas.
  • 1909Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
  • 1914World War I: Germans defeat the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg.
  • 1916Ernest Shackleton completes the rescue of all of his men stranded on Elephant Island in Antarctica.
  • 1917Vietnamese prison guards led by Trịnh Văn Cấn mutiny at the Thái Nguyên penitentiary against local French authority.
  • 1918Fanni Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, which along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror.
  • 1922Battle of Dumlupınar: The final battle in the Greco-Turkish War ("Turkish War of Independence").
  • 1936 – The RMS Queen Mary wins the Blue Riband by setting the fastest transatlantic crossing.
  • 1940 – The Second Vienna Award reassigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.
  • 1941 – The Tighina Agreement, a treaty regarding administration issues of the Transnistria Governorate, is signed between Germany and Romania.[3]
  • 1942 – World War II: The Battle of Alam el Halfa begins.
  • 1945 – The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong comes to an end.
  • 1945 – The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
  • 1945 – The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, comes into being.
  • 1962 – Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
  • 1963 – The Moscow–Washington hotline between the leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
  • 1967Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1974 – A BelgradeDortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
  • 1974 – A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo. Eight are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.
  • 1981 – President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar of Iran are assassinated in a bombing committed by the People's Mujahedin of Iran.
  • 1983Aeroflot Flight 5463 crashes into Dolan Mountain while approaching Almaty International Airport in present-day Kazakhstan, killing all 90 people on board.[4]
  • 1984STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
  • 1991Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Azerbaijan declares independence from Soviet Union.
  • 1992 – The 11-day Ruby Ridge standoff ends with Randy Weaver surrendering to federal authorities.
  • 1995Bosnian War: NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • 1998Second Congo War: Armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and their Angolan and Zimbabwean allies recapture Matadi and the Inga dams in the western DRC from RCD and Rwandan troops.
  • 2002Rico Linhas Aéreas Flight 4823 crashes on approach to Rio Branco International Airport, killing 23 of the 31 people on board.[5]
  • 2008 – A Conviasa Boeing 737 crashes into Illiniza Volcano in Ecuador, killing all three people on board.[6]
  • 2014 – Prime Minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane flees to South Africa as the army allegedly stages a coup.

Births

  • 1334Peter of Castile (d. 1369)
  • 1574Albert Szenczi Molnár, Hungarian writer and translator (d. 1634)
  • 1609Sir Alexander Carew, 2nd Baronet, English politician (d. 1644)
  • 1609 – Artus Quellinus the Elder, Flemish sculptor (d. 1668)
  • 1627Itō Jinsai, Japanese philosopher (d. 1705)
  • 1716Capability Brown, British landscape architect (d. 1783)
  • 1720Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and politician, founded Whitbread (d. 1796)
  • 1748Jacques-Louis David, French painter and illustrator (d. 1825)
  • 1768Joseph Dennie, American author and journalist (d. 1812)
  • 1797Mary Shelley, English novelist and playwright (d. 1851)[7]
  • 1812Agoston Haraszthy, Hungarian-American businessman, founded Buena Vista Winery (d. 1869)
  • 1818Alexander H. Rice, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1839Gulstan Ropert, French-American bishop and missionary (d. 1903)
  • 1842Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1849)
  • 1844Emily Ruete/Salama bint Said, also called Sayyida Salme, a Princess of Zanzibar and Oman (d. 1924)[8]
  • 1848Andrew Onderdonk, American surveyor and contractor (d. 1905)
  • 1850Marcelo H. del Pilar, Filipino journalist and lawyer (d. 1896)
  • 1852Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1911)
  • 1852 – J. Alden Weir, American painter and academic (d. 1919)
  • 1856Carl David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist (d. 1927)
  • 1860Isaac Levitan, Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1900)
  • 1870Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia (d. 1891)
  • 1871Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand-English physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
  • 1883Theo van Doesburg, Dutch artist (d. 1931)
  • 1884Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1885Tedda Courtney, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1957)
  • 1890Samuel Frederick Henry Thompson, English captain and pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1893Huey Long, American lawyer and politician, 40th Governor of Louisiana (d. 1935)
  • 1896Raymond Massey, Canadian-American actor and playwright (d. 1983)
  • 1898Shirley Booth, American actress and singer (d. 1992)
  • 1901John Gunther, American journalist and author (d. 1970)
  • 1901 – Roy Wilkins, American journalist and activist (d. 1981)
  • 1903Bhagwati Charan Verma, Indian author (d. 1981)
  • 1906Joan Blondell, American actress and singer (d. 1979)[9]
  • 1906 – Olga Taussky-Todd, Austrian mathematician (d. 1995)[10]
  • 1907Leonor Fini, Argentinian painter, illustrator, and author (d. 1996)[11]
  • 1907 – Bertha Parker Pallan, American archaeologist (d. 1978)
  • 1907 – John Mauchly, American physicist and co-founder of the first computer company (d. 1980)
  • 1908Fred MacMurray, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1909Virginia Lee Burton, American author and illustrator (d. 1968)[12]
  • 1910Roger Bushell, South African-English soldier and pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1912Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1912 – Nancy Wake, New Zealand-English captain (d. 2011)[13]
  • 1913Richard Stone, English economist and statistician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1915Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland (d. 2013)
  • 1915 – Robert Strassburg, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 2003)
  • 1916Shailendra, Pakistani-Indian songwriter (d. 1968)
  • 1917Denis Healey, English soldier and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 2015)
  • 1917 – Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1918Harold Atcherley, English businessman (d. 2017)
  • 1918 – Billy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1918 – Ted Williams, American baseball player and manager (d. 2002)
  • 1919Maurice Hilleman, American microbiologist and vaccinologist (d. 2005)
  • 1919 – Wolfgang Wagner, German director and manager (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – Kitty Wells, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
  • 1920Arnold Green, Estonian soldier and politician (d. 2011)
  • 1922Lionel Murphy, Australian jurist and politician, 22nd Attorney-General of Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1922 – Regina Resnik, American soprano and actress (d. 2013)
  • 1923Barbara Ansell, English physician and author (d. 2001)
  • 1923 – Charmian Clift, Australian journalist and author (d. 1969)
  • 1923 – Vic Seixas, American tennis player
  • 1924Kenny Dorham, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (d. 1972)
  • 1924 – Lajos Kisfaludy, Hungarian chemist and engineer (d. 1988)
  • 1925Laurent de Brunhoff, French author and illustrator
  • 1925 – Donald Symington, American actor (d. 2013)
  • 1926Daryl Gates, American police officer, created the D.A.R.E. Program (d. 2010)
  • 1927Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (d. 2004)
  • 1927 – Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (d. 2018)
  • 1927 – Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer (d.2018)
  • 1928Lloyd Casner, American race car driver (d. 1965)
  • 1928 – Harvey Hart, Canadian director and producer (d. 1989)
  • 1928 – Johnny Mann, American singer-songwriter and conductor (d. 2014)
  • 1929Guy de Lussigny, French painter and sculptor (d. 2001)
  • 1929 – Ian McNaught-Davis, English mountaineer and television host (d. 2014)
  • 1930Warren Buffett, American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1930 – Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer and basketball player (d. 1981)
  • 1931Jack Swigert, American pilot and astronaut (d. 1982)
  • 1933Don Getty, Canadian football player and politician, 11th Premier of Alberta (d. 2016)
  • 1934Antonio Cabangon Chua, Filipino media mogul and businessman (d. 2016)
  • 1935John Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
  • 1935 – Alexandra Bellow, Romanian-American mathematician
  • 1936Peter North, English scholar and academic
  • 1937Bruce McLaren, New Zealand race car driver and engineer, founded the McLaren racing team (d. 1970)
  • 1938Murray Gleeson, Australian lawyer and judge, 11th Chief Justice of Australia
  • 1939Elizabeth Ashley, American actress
  • 1939 – John Peel, English radio host and producer (d. 2004)
  • 1941Ignazio Giunti, Italian race car driver (d. 1971)
  • 1941 – Ben Jones, American actor and politician
  • 1941 – Sue MacGregor, English journalist and radio host
  • 1941 – John McNally, English singer and guitarist (The Searchers)
  • 1942Jonathan Aitken, Irish-British journalist and politician, Minister for Defence Procurement
  • 1942 – Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1943Tal Brody, American-Israeli basketball player and coach
  • 1943 – Robert Crumb, American illustrator
  • 1943 – Colin Dann, English author
  • 1943 – Nigel Hall, English sculptor and academic
  • 1943 – Jean-Claude Killy, French skier
  • 1943 – David Maslanka, American composer and academic (d. 2017)
  • 1944Frances Cairncross, English economist, journalist, and academic
  • 1944 – Freek de Jonge, Dutch singer and comedian
  • 1944 – Molly Ivins, American journalist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1944 – Tug McGraw, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1944 – Alex Wyllie, New Zealand rugby player and coach
  • 1946Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
  • 1946 – Peggy Lipton, American model and actress (d. 2019)
  • 1947Allan Rock, Canadian lawyer, politician, and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1948Lewis Black, American comedian, actor, and author
  • 1948 – Fred Hampton, American activist and revolutionary, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (d. 1969)
  • 1948 – Victor Skumin, Russian psychiatrist, psychologist, and academic
  • 1949Ted Ammon, American financier and banker (d. 2001)
  • 1949 – Don Boudria, Canadian public servant and politician, 2nd Canadian Minister for International Cooperation
  • 1950Antony Gormley, English sculptor and academic
  • 1951Jim Paredes, Filipino singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1951 – Timothy Bottoms, American actor and producer
  • 1951 – Dana Rosemary Scallon, Irish singer and activist
  • 1951 – Gediminas Kirkilas, Lithuanian politician, 11th Prime Minister of Lithuania
  • 1952Simon Bainbridge, English composer and educator
  • 1952 – Wojtek Fibak, Polish tennis player
  • 1953Ron George, American businessman and politician
  • 1953 – Lech Majewski, Polish director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1953 – Horace Panter, English bass player
  • 1953 – Robert Parish, American basketball player
  • 1954Alexander Lukashenko, Belarusian marshal and politician, 1st President of Belarus
  • 1954 – Ravi Shankar Prasad, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Communications and IT
  • 1954 – David Paymer, American actor and director
  • 1955Jamie Moses, English-American guitarist
  • 1956Frank Conniff, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1958Karen Buck, Northern Irish politician
  • 1958 – Fran Fraschilla, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1958 – Muriel Gray, Scottish journalist and author
  • 1958 – Martin Jackson, English drummer
  • 1958 – Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and activist (d. 2006)
  • 1958 – Peter Tunks, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
  • 1959Mark "Jacko" Jackson, Australian footballer, actor, and singer
  • 1960Ben Bradshaw, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
  • 1960 – Gary Gordon, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
  • 1960 – Guy A. Lepage, Canadian comedian and producer
  • 1962Ricky Sanders, American football player
  • 1962 – Craig Whittaker, English businessman and politician
  • 1963Dave Brockie, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2014)
  • 1963 – Michael Chiklis, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1963 – Sabine Oberhauser, Austrian physician and politician (d. 2017)
  • 1963 – Phil Mills, Welsh race car driver
  • 1964Gavin Fisher, English engineer and designer
  • 1964 – Ra Luhse, Estonian architect
  • 1966Peter Cunnah, Northern Irish singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1966 – Joann Fletcher, English historian and academic
  • 1967Frederique van der Wal, Dutch model and actress
  • 1967 – Justin Vaughan, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1968Diran Adebayo, English author and critic
  • 1968 – Vladimir Malakhov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1969Vladimir Jugović, Serbian footballer
  • 1969 – Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist and composer
  • 1970Carlo Checchinato, Italian rugby player and manager
  • 1970 – Paulo Sousa, Portuguese footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Michael Wong, Malaysian-Chinese singer-songwriter
  • 1971Lars Frederiksen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Julian Smith, Scottish politician
  • 1972Cameron Diaz, American model, actress, and producer
  • 1972 – Pavel Nedvěd, Czech footballer
  • 1973Lisa Ling, American journalist and author
  • 1974Javier Otxoa, Spanish cyclist (d. 2018)
  • 1975Radhi Jaïdi, Tunisian footballer and coach
  • 1976Mike Koplove, American baseball player
  • 1977Shaun Alexander, American football player
  • 1977 – Marlon Byrd, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Kamil Kosowski, Polish footballer
  • 1977 – Félix Sánchez, American-Dominican runner and hurdler
  • 1978Sinead Kerr, Scottish figure skater
  • 1978 – Cliff Lee, American baseball player
  • 1979Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentinian tennis player
  • 1979 – Leon Lopez, English singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1979 – Scott Richmond, Canadian baseball player
  • 1980 – Justin Mortelliti, American actor and singer-songwriter
  • 1981Germán Legarreta, Puerto Rican-American actor
  • 1981 – Adam Wainwright, American baseball player
  • 1982Will Davison, Australian race car driver
  • 1982 – Andy Roddick, American tennis player
  • 1983Emmanuel Culio, Argentinian footballer
  • 1983 – Gustavo Eberto, Argentinian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1983 – Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer, dancer, and actor
  • 1983 – Simone Pepe, Italian footballer
  • 1983 – Tian Qin, Chinese canoe racer
  • 1983 – Marco Vianello, Italian footballer
  • 1984Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1985Richard Duffy, Welsh footballer
  • 1985 – Joe Inoue, American singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer
  • 1985 – Éva Risztov, Hungarian swimmer
  • 1985 – Steven Smith, Scottish footballer
  • 1985 – Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer
  • 1985 – Anna Ushenina, Ukrainian chess player
  • 1985 – Holly Weston, English actress
  • 1986Theo Hutchcraft, English singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Lelia Masaga, New Zealand rugby player[14]
  • 1986 – Ryan Ross, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1986 – Zafer Yelen, Turkish footballer
  • 1987Tania Foster, English singer-songwriter
  • 1988Ernests Gulbis, Latvian tennis player
  • 1989Simone Guerra, Italian footballer
  • 1989 – Ronald Huth, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1989 – Bebe Rexha, American singer-songwriter
  • 1991Seriki Audu, Nigerian footballer (d. 2014)
  • 1991 – Jacqueline Cako, American tennis player
  • 1991 – Liam Cooper, Scottish footballer
  • 1992Jessica Henwick, British actress
  • 1994Monika Povilaitytė, Lithuanian volleyball player
  • 1994 – Kwon So-hyun, South Korean singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1994 – Heo Young-ji, South Korean singer
  • 1997Dana Gaier, American actress

Deaths

  • 526Theodoric the Great, Italian ruler (b. 454)
  • 832Cui Qun, Chinese chancellor (b. 772)
  • 1131Hervey le Breton, bishop of Bangor and Ely
  • 1181Pope Alexander III (b. c. 1100–1105)
  • 1329Khutughtu Khan Kusala, Chinese emperor (b. 1300)
  • 1428Emperor Shōkō of Japan (b. 1401)
  • 1483Louis XI of France (b. 1423)
  • 1500Victor, Duke of Münsterberg and Opava, Count of Glatz (b. 1443)
  • 1580Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (b. 1528)
  • 1604John Juvenal Ancina, Italian Oratorian and bishop (b. 1545)
  • 1619Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1535)
  • 1621Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, co-founder of Isfahan School of Islamic Philosophy (b. 1547)
  • 1751Christopher Polhem, Swedish physicist and engineer (b. 1661)
  • 1773Peshwa Narayan Rao, Prime Minister of Maratha Empire (b. 1755, assassinated)
  • 1856Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English lawyer and author (b. 1811)
  • 1879John Bell Hood, American general (b. 1831)
  • 1886Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American general and politician (b. 1836)
  • 1896Aleksey Lobanov-Rostovsky, Russian politician and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia (b. 1824)
  • 1906Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect and educator, designed the Federal Palace of Switzerland (b. 1847)
  • 1907Richard Mansfield, American actor and manager (b. 1857)
  • 1908Alexander P. Stewart, American general (b. 1821)
  • 1928Wilhelm Wien, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
  • 1935Henri Barbusse, French journalist and author (b. 1873)
  • 1935 – Namık İsmail, Turkish painter and educator (b. 1890)
  • 1936Ronald Fellowes, 2nd Baron Ailwyn, English peer (b. 1886)
  • 1938Max Factor, Sr., Polish-born American make-up artist and businessman, founded the Max Factor Company (b. 1877)
  • 1940J. J. Thomson, English physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)
  • 1941Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish physicist and engineer (b. 1874)
  • 1943Eddy de Neve, Indonesian-Dutch footballer and lieutenant (b. 1885)
  • 1943 – Eustáquio van Lieshout, Dutch priest and missionary (b. 1890)
  • 1945Alfréd Schaffer, Hungarian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1893)
  • 1946Konstantin Rodzaevsky, Russian lawyer (b. 1907)
  • 1947Gunnar Sommerfeldt, Danish actor and director (b. 1890)
  • 1949Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (b. 1877)
  • 1951Konstantin Märska, Estonian director and cinematographer (b. 1896)
  • 1954Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, Italian cardinal (b. 1880)
  • 1961Cristóbal de Losada y Puga, Peruvian mathematician (b. 1894)[15]
  • 1961 – Charles Coburn, American actor (b. 1877)
  • 1963Guy Burgess, English-Soviet spy (b. 1911)
  • 1964Salme Dutt, Estonian-English lawyer and politician (b. 1888)
  • 1967Ad Reinhardt, American painter, illustrator, and academic (b. 1913)
  • 1968William Talman, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 1970Del Moore, American comedian and actor (b. 1916)
  • 1971Ali Hadi Bara, Iranian-Turkish sculptor (b. 1906)
  • 1979Jean Seberg, American actress (b. 1938)
  • 1981Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)
  • 1981 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Iranian politician, 2nd President of Iran (b. 1933)
  • 1985Taylor Caldwell, English-American author (b. 1900)
  • 1988Jack Marshall, New Zealand colonel, lawyer and politician, 28th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1912)
  • 1989Seymour Krim, American journalist and critic (b. 1922)
  • 1990Bernard D. H. Tellegen, Dutch engineer and academic (b. 1900)
  • 1991Cyril Knowles, English footballer and manager (b. 1944)
  • 1991 – Vladimír Padrůněk, Czech bass player (b. 1952)
  • 1991 – Jean Tinguely, Swiss painter and sculptor (b. 1925)
  • 1993Richard Jordan, American actor (b. 1938)
  • 1994Lindsay Anderson, English director and screenwriter (b. 1923)
  • 1995Fischer Black, American economist and academic (b. 1938)
  • 1995 – Sterling Morrison, American guitarist and singer (b. 1942)
  • 1996Christine Pascal, French actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1953)
  • 1999Reindert Brasser, Dutch discus thrower (b. 1912)
  • 1999 – Raymond Poïvet, French illustrator (b. 1910)
  • 2001Govan Mbeki, ANC activist and father of President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki (b. 1910)
  • 2002J. Lee Thompson, English-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • 2003Charles Bronson, American actor and soldier (b. 1921)
  • 2003 – Donald Davidson, American philosopher and academic (b. 1917)
  • 2004Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer and academic (b. 1906)
  • 2006Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, New Zealand lawyer and judge (b. 1926)
  • 2006 – Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor and producer (b. 1916)
  • 2006 – Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 2007Michael Jackson, English author and journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2007 – Charles Vanik, American soldier and politician (b. 1918)
  • 2008Brian Hambly, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1937)
  • 2008 – Killer Kowalski, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1926)
  • 2009Klaus-Peter Hanisch, German footballer (b. 1952)
  • 2010J. C. Bailey, American wrestler (b. 1983)
  • 2010 – Alain Corneau, French director and screenwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2010 – Myrtle Edwards, Australian cricketer and softball player (b. 1921)
  • 2010 – Francisco Varallo, Argentinian footballer (b. 1910)
  • 2013William C. Campbell, American golfer (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Howie Crittenden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Allan Gotthelf, American philosopher and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2013 – Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)
  • 2013 – Leo Lewis, American football player and coach (b. 1933)
  • 2014Bipan Chandra, Indian historian and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Igor Decraene, Belgian cyclist (b. 1996)
  • 2014 – Andrew V. McLaglen, English-American director and producer (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Felipe Osterling, Peruvian lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2015Wes Craven, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1939)
  • 2015 – Edward Fadeley, American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – M. M. Kalburgi, Indian scholar, author, and academic (b. 1938)
  • 2015 – Marvin Mandel, American lawyer and politician, 56th Governor of Maryland (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Oliver Sacks, English-American neurologist, author, and academic (b. 1933)
  • 2017Louise Hay, American motivational author (b. 1926)[16]
  • 2017 – Skip Prokop, Canadian drummer, guitarist and keyboardist (b. 1943)[17]
  • 2019Valerie Harper, American actress and writer (b. 1939)[18]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Alexander of Constantinople (Eastern Orthodoxy)
    • Blessed Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster
    • Blessed Eustáquio van Lieshout
    • Blessed Stephen Nehmé (Maronite Church / Catholic Church)
    • Charles Chapman Grafton (Episcopal Church)
    • Fantinus
    • Felix and Adauctus
    • Fiacre
    • Jeanne Jugan
    • Narcisa de Jesús
    • Pammachius
    • August 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Day (Kazakhstan)
  • Constitution Day (Turks and Caicos Islands)
  • Independence Day (Tartarstan, Russia not formally recognized)
  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Popular Consultation Day (East Timor)
  • Saint Rose of Lima's Day (Peru)
  • Victory Day (Turkey)

References

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  2. Martin Wiggins & Catherine Richardson, British Drama 1533-1642: A Catalogue: 1590-1597, vol. 3 (Oxford, 2013), p. 247.
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External links

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