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This day marks the approximate midpoint of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and of winter in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the June solstice).

Events

  • 461 – Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded near the river Iria in north-west Italy following his arrest and deposition by the magister militum Ricimer.[1]
  • 626 – The Avar and Slav armies leave the siege of Constantinople.[2]
  • 768Pope Stephen III is elected to office, and quickly seeks Frankish protection against the Lombard threat, since the Byzantine Empire is no longer able to help.[3]
  • 936 – Coronation of King Otto I of Germany.[4]
  • 1461 – The Ming dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.[5]
  • 1479Battle of Guinegate, French troops of King Louis XI were defeated by the Burgundians led by Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg.[6]
  • 1679 – The brigantine Le Griffon, commissioned by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the south-eastern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes of North America.[7]
  • 1714 – The Battle of Gangut: The first important victory of the Russian Navy.[8]
  • 1782George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle.[9] It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.
  • 1786 – The first federal Indian Reservation is created by the United States.[10]
  • 1789 – The United States Department of War is established.[11]
  • 1791 – American troops destroy the Miami town of Kenapacomaqua near the site of present-day Logansport, Indiana in the Northwest Indian War.[12]
  • 1794U.S. President George Washington invokes the Militia Acts of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.[13]
  • 1819Simón Bolívar triumphs over Spain in the Battle of Boyacá.[14]
  • 1858 – The first Australian rules football match is played between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College.[15]
  • 1890Anna Månsdotter became the last woman to be executed in Sweden for the 1889 Yngsjö murder.[16]
  • 1909Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, taking 59 days to travel from New York, New York to San Francisco, California.[17]
  • 1927 – The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.[18]
  • 1930 – The last confirmed lynching of blacks in the Northern United States occurs in Marion, Indiana; two men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, are killed.[19]
  • 1933 – The Kingdom of Iraq slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Simele. This date is recognized as Martyrs Day or National Day of Mourning by the Assyrian community in memory of the Simele massacre.[20]
  • 1942 – World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal begins as the United States Marines initiate the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.[21]
  • 1944IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).[22]
  • 1946 – The government of the Soviet Union presented a note to its Turkish counterparts which refuted the latter's sovereignty over the Turkish Straits, thus beginning the Turkish Straits crisis.[23]
  • 1947Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft, the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, Script error: No such module "convert". journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.[24]
  • 1947 – The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).[25]
  • 1959Explorer program: Explorer 6 launches from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.[26]
  • 1960Ivory Coast becomes independent from France.[27]
  • 1962 – Canadian-born American pharmacologist Frances Oldham Kelsey awarded the U.S. President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service for her refusal to authorize thalidomide.[28]
  • 1964Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.[29][30]
  • 1969Richard Nixon appoints Luis R. Bruce, a Mohawk-Oglala Sioux and co-founder of the National Congress of American Indians, as the new commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.[10]
  • 1970 – California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.[31]
  • 1974Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center Script error: No such module "convert". in the air.[32]
  • 1976Viking program: Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars.[33]
  • 1978 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal due to toxic waste that had been disposed of negligently.[34]
  • 1981The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.[35]
  • 1985Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.[36]
  • 1987Cold War: Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union, crossing the Bering Strait from Little Diomede Island in Alaska to Big Diomede in the Soviet Union.[37]
  • 1989 – U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.[38]
  • 1990 – First American soldiers arrive in Saudi Arabia as part of the Gulf War.[39]
  • 1993Ada Deer, a Menominee activist, sworn in as the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.[10]
  • 1997Space Shuttle Program: The Space Shuttle Discovery launches on STS-85 from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.[40]
  • 1997 – Fine Air Flight 101 crashes after takeoff from Miami International Airport, killing five people.[41]
  • 1998Bombings at United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya kill approximately 212 people.[42]
  • 1999 – The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade invades neighboring Dagestan.[43]
  • 2007 – At AT&T Park, Barry Bonds hits his 756th career home run to surpass Hank Aaron's 33-year-old record.[44]
  • 2008 – The start of the Russo-Georgian War over the territory of South Ossetia.[45]

Births

  • 317Constantius II, Roman emperor (d. 361)
  • 1282Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)
  • 1533Alonso de Ercilla, Spanish soldier and poet (d. 1595)
  • 1560Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian aristocrat and serial killer (d. 1614)
  • 1571Thomas Lupo, English viol player and composer (d. 1627)
  • 1574Robert Dudley, English explorer and cartographer (d. 1649)
  • 1598Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish poet and linguist (d. 1672)
  • 1613William Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, Dutch stadtholder (d. 1664)
  • 1702Muhammad Shah, Mughal emperor of India (d. 1748)
  • 1726James Bowdoin, American banker and politician, 2nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1790)
  • 1742Nathanael Greene, American general (d. 1786)
  • 1751Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (d. 1820)
  • 1779 – Carl Ritter, German geographer and academic (d. 1859)
  • 1844Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist and author (d. 1911)
  • 1860Alan Leo, English astrologer and author (d. 1917)
  • 1862Henri Le Sidaner, French painter (d. 1939)
  • 1862 – Victoria of Baden (d. 1931)
  • 1867Emil Nolde, Danish-German painter and illustrator (d. 1956)
  • 1868Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian-German economist and statistician (d. 1931)
  • 1868 – Huntley Wright, English actor (d. 1941)
  • 1869Mary Frances Winston, American mathematician (d. 1959)[46]
  • 1876Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (d. 1917)
  • 1879Johannes Kotze, South African cricketer (d. 1931)
  • 1884Billie Burke, American actress and singer (d. 1970)
  • 1884 – Nikolai Triik, Estonian painter and illustrator (d. 1940)
  • 1887Anna Elisabet Weirauch, German author and playwright (d. 1970)
  • 1890Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, American author and activist (d. 1964)
  • 1901Ann Harding, American actress and singer (d. 1981)
  • 1903Louis Leakey, Kenyan-English palaeontologist and archaeologist (d. 1972)
  • 1904Ralph Bunche, American political scientist, academic, and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1907Albert Kotin, Belarusian-American soldier and painter (d. 1980)
  • 1910Freddie Slack, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1965)
  • 1911István Bibó, Hungarian lawyer and politician (d. 1979)
  • 1911 – Nicholas Ray, American director and screenwriter (d. 1979)
  • 1913George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1916Kermit Love, American actor, puppeteer, and costume designer (d. 2008)
  • 1918C. Buddingh', Dutch poet and translator (d. 1985)
  • 1918 – Gordon Zahn, American sociologist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1921Manitas de Plata, French guitarist (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Karel Husa, Czech-American composer and conductor (d. 2016)
  • 1924Kenneth Kendall, Indian-English journalist and actor (d. 2012)
  • 1925Felice Bryant, American songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1926Stan Freberg, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer (d. 2015)
  • 1927Rocky Bridges, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1927 – Edwin Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of Louisiana
  • 1927 – Art Houtteman, American baseball player and journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1927 – Carl Switzer, American child actor and hunting guide (d. 1959)
  • 1928Betsy Byars, American author and academic (d. 2020)
  • 1928 – Owen Luder, English architect, designed Tricorn Centre and Trinity Square
  • 1928 – James Randi, Canadian-American magician and author
  • 1929Don Larsen, American baseball player (d. 2020)
  • 1930Togrul Narimanbekov, Azerbaijani-French painter and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer and educator (d. 2017)
  • 1931Jack Good, British television producer (d. 2017)
  • 1931 – Charles E. Rice, American scholar and author (d. 2015)
  • 1932Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian runner (d. 1973)
  • 1932 – Edward Hardwicke, English actor (d. 2011)
  • 1932 – Rien Poortvliet, Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 1995)
  • 1932 – Maurice Rabb, Jr., American ophthalmologist and academic (d. 2005)
  • 1933Eddie Firmani, South African footballer and manager
  • 1933 – Elinor Ostrom, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Jerry Pournelle, American journalist and author (d. 2017)
  • 1933 – Alberto Romulo, Filipino politician and diplomat
  • 1934Sándor Simó, Hungarian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1935Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)
  • 1937Zoltán Berczik, Hungarian table tennis player and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1937 – Don Wilson, English cricketer and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1940Jean-Luc Dehaene, French-Belgian lawyer and politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2014)
  • 1941Matthew Evans, Baron Evans of Temple Guiting, English publisher and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1942Garrison Keillor, American humorist, novelist, short story writer, and radio host
  • 1942 – Carlos Monzon, Argentinian boxer and actor (d. 1995)
  • 1942 – Caetano Veloso, Brazilian singer-songwriter, writer and producer
  • 1942 – Richard Sykes, English biochemist and academic
  • 1942 – B. J. Thomas, American singer
  • 1943Mohammed Badie, Egyptian religious leader
  • 1943 – Lana Cantrell, Australian singer-songwriter and lawyer
  • 1943 – Alain Corneau, French director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1944John Glover, American actor
  • 1944 – Robert Mueller, American soldier and lawyer, 6th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1945Kenny Ireland, Scottish actor and director (d. 2014)
  • 1945 – Alan Page, American football player and jurist
  • 1947Franciscus Henri, Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1947 – Sofia Rotaru, Ukrainian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1948Marty Appel, American businessman and author
  • 1948 – Greg Chappell, Australian cricketer and coach
  • 1949Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese journalist and politician
  • 1949 – Matthew Parris, South African-English journalist and politician
  • 1950Rodney Crowell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1950 – Alan Keyes, American politician and diplomat, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
  • 1950 – S. Thandayuthapani, Sri Lankan educator and politician
  • 1952Caroline Aaron, American actress and producer
  • 1952 – Eamonn Darcy, Irish golfer
  • 1952 – Kees Kist, Dutch footballer
  • 1952 – Alexei Sayle, English comedian, actor, and author
  • 1953Anne Fadiman, American journalist and author
  • 1954Valery Gazzaev, Russian footballer, manager and politician
  • 1954 – Jonathan Pollard, Israeli spy
  • 1954 – Alan Reid, Scottish politician
  • 1955Wayne Knight, American actor, comedian and voice actor
  • 1955 – Greg Nickels, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Seattle
  • 1955 – Vladimir Sorokin, Russian author and playwright
  • 1957Daire Brehan, Irish journalist, lawyer, and actress (d. 2012)
  • 1957 – Alexander Dityatin, Russian gymnast and colonel
  • 1958Russell Baze, Canadian-American jockey
  • 1958 – Bruce Dickinson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1958 – Alberto Salazar, Cuban-American runner and coach
  • 1959Koenraad Elst, Belgian orientalist and author
  • 1959 – Ali Shah, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
  • 1960David Duchovny, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961Brian Conley, English actor and singer
  • 1961 – Yelena Davydova, Russian gymnast
  • 1961 – Walter Swinburn, English jockey and trainer (d. 2016)
  • 1962Alison Brown, American banjo player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1963Paul Dunn, Australian rugby league player
  • 1963 – Nick Gillespie, American journalist and author
  • 1963 – Marcus Roberts, American pianist and educator
  • 1964John Birmingham, English-Australian journalist and author
  • 1964 – Ian Dench, English guitarist and songwriter
  • 1964 – Peter Niven, Scottish jockey
  • 1965Raul Malo, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1965 – Elizabeth Manley, Canadian figure skater
  • 1966David Cairns, Scottish laicised priest and politician, Minister of State for Scotland (d. 2011)
  • 1966 – Shobna Gulati, British actress
  • 1966 – Kristin Hersh, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966 – Jimmy Wales, American businessman, co-founder of Wikipedia
  • 1967Jason Grimsley, American baseball player
  • 1968Francesca Gregorini, Italian-American director and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Trevor Hendy, Australian surfer and coach
  • 1968 – Sophie Lee, Australian actress and author
  • 1969Paul Lambert, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1969 – Dana G. Peleg, Israeli writer and LGBT activist
  • 1970Eric Namesnik, American swimmer (d. 2006)
  • 1971Dominic Cork, England cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Rachel York, American actress and singer
  • 1972Gerry Peñalosa, Filipino boxer and promoter
  • 1973Mikhail Gorsheniov, Russian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1973 – Danny Graves, Vietnamese-American baseball player
  • 1973 – Kevin Muscat, English-Australian footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1974Chico Benymon, American actor
  • 1974 – Michael Shannon, American actor
  • 1975Koray Candemir, Turkish singer-songwriter
  • 1975 – Gerard Denton, Australian cricketer
  • 1975 – Megan Gale, Australian model and actress
  • 1975 – Ray Hill, American football player (d. 2015)
  • 1975 – Rebecca Kleefisch, American journalist and politician, 44th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
  • 1975 – Édgar Rentería, Colombian baseball player
  • 1975 – Charlize Theron, South African actress[47][48]
  • 1976Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Shane Lechler, American football player
  • 1977Charlotte Ronson, English fashion designer
  • 1977 – Samantha Ronson, English singer-songwriter and DJ
  • 1977 – Justin Brooker, Rugby League Player
  • 1978Alexandre Aja, French director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1978 – Jamey Jasta, American singer-songwriter
  • 1978 – Mark McCammon, English-Barbadian footballer
  • 1978 – Cirroc Lofton, American actor
  • 1979Eric Johnson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1979 – Miguel Llera, Spanish footballer
  • 1979 – Birgit Zotz, Austrian anthropologist and author
  • 1980Carsten Busch, German footballer
  • 1980 – Aurélie Claudel, French model and actress
  • 1980 – Tácio Caetano Cruz Queiroz, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980 – Seiichiro Maki, Japanese footballer
  • 1981David Testo, American soccer player
  • 1981 – Randy Wayne, American actor and producer
  • 1982Ángeles Balbiani, Argentine actress and singer
  • 1982 – Abbie Cornish, Australian actress
  • 1982 – Juan Martín Hernández, Argentine rugby player
  • 1982 – Marquise Hill, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1982 – Vassilis Spanoulis, Greek basketball player
  • 1982 – Martin Vučić, Macedonian singer and drummer
  • 1983Christian Chávez, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1983 – Murat Dalkılıç, Turkish singer-songwriter
  • 1983 – Danny, Portuguese footballer
  • 1983 – Andriy Hrivko, Ukrainian cyclist
  • 1983 – Mark Pettini, English cricketer and journalist
  • 1984Stratos Perperoglou, Greek basketball player
  • 1984 – Tooba Siddiqui, Pakistani model and actress
  • 1984 – Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author (d. 2003)
  • 1986Paul Biedermann, German swimmer
  • 1986 – Valter Birsa, Slovenian footballer
  • 1986 – Altaír Jarabo, Mexican model and actress
  • 1986 – Juan de la Rosa, Mexican boxer
  • 1987Sidney Crosby, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Mustapha Dumbuya, Sierra Leonean footballer
  • 1987 – Ryan Lavarnway, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Rouven Sattelmaier, German footballer
  • 1988Jonathan Bernier, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1988 – Mohamed Coulibaly, Senegalese footballer
  • 1988 – Anisa Mohammed, West Indian cricketer
  • 1988 – Melody Oliveria, American blogger
  • 1988 – Erik Pieters, Dutch footballer
  • 1988 – Beanie Wells, American football player
  • 1989DeMar DeRozan, American basketball player
  • 1990Josh Franceschi, English singer-songwriter
  • 1991Luis Salom, Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 2016)
  • 1991 – Mitchell te Vrede, Dutch footballer
  • 1991 – Mike Trout, American baseball player
  • 1992Adam Yates, English cyclist
  • 1992 – Simon Yates, English cyclist
  • 1992 – E. J. Tackett, American bowler
  • 1993Martti Nõmme, Estonian ski jumper
  • 1993 – Karol Zalewski, Polish sprinter
  • 1998Vladimir Barbu, Italian diver
  • 1998 – María Bazo, Peruvian windsurfer[49]

Deaths

  • 461Majorian, Roman emperor (b. 420)
  • 707Li Chongjun, Chinese prince
  • 1028Alfonso V, king of León (b. 994)
  • 1106Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1050)
  • 1234Hugh Foliot, bishop of Hereford (b. c. 1155)
  • 1272Richard Middleton, English Lord Chancellor
  • 1296Heinrich II von Rotteneck, prince-bishop of Regensburg
  • 1385Joan of Kent, mother of Richard II (b. 1328)
  • 1485Alexander Stewart, duke of Albany (b. 1454)
  • 1547Cajetan, Italian priest and saint (b. 1480)
  • 1613Thomas Fleming, English judge and politician, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1544)
  • 1616Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect, designed Teatro Olimpico (b. 1548)
  • 1632Robert de Vere, 19th Earl of Oxford, English soldier (b. 1575)
  • 1635Friedrich Spee, German poet and academic (b. 1591)
  • 1639Martin van den Hove, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1605)
  • 1661Jin Shengtan, Chinese journalist and critic (b. 1608)
  • 1787Francis Blackburne, English Anglican churchman and activist (b. 1705)
  • 1817Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French economist and politician (b. 1739)
  • 1834Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor, invented the Jacquard loom (b. 1752)
  • 1848Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Swedish chemist and academic (b. 1779)[50]
  • 1855Mariano Arista, Mexican general and politician, 19th President of Mexico (b. 1802)
  • 1864Li Xiucheng, Chinese field marshal (b. 1823)
  • 1893Alfredo Catalani, Italian composer and academic (b. 1854)
  • 1899Jacob Maris, Dutch painter and educator (b. 1837)
  • 1900Wilhelm Liebknecht, German lawyer and politician (b. 1826)
  • 1912François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss limnologist and academic (b. 1841)
  • 1917Edwin Harris Dunning, South African-English commander and pilot (b. 1891)
  • 1938Konstantin Stanislavski, Russian actor and director (b. 1863)
  • 1941Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
  • 1948Charles Bryant, English-American actor and director (b. 1879)
  • 1953Abner Powell, American baseball player and manager (b. 1860)
  • 1957Oliver Hardy, American actor, singer, and director (b. 1892)
  • 1958Elizabeth Foreman Lewis, American author and educator (b. 1892)
  • 1960Luis Ángel Firpo, Argentine boxer (b. 1894)
  • 1963Ramon Vila Capdevila, last of the Spanish Maquis, holding out after the end of the Spanish Civil War[51] (b.1908)
  • 1968Giovanni Bracco, Italian race car driver (b. 1908)
  • 1969Jean Bastien, French professional footballer (b. 1915)
  • 1969 – Joseph Kosma, Hungarian-French composer (b. 1905)
  • 1970Harold Haley, American lawyer and judge (b. 1904)
  • 1970 – Jonathan P. Jackson, American bodyguard (b. 1953)
  • 1972Joi Lansing, American model, actress, and singer (b. 1929)
  • 1973Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (b. 1895)
  • 1974Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet and author (b. 1925)
  • 1974 – Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1902)
  • 1978Eddie Calvert, English trumpeter (b. 1922)
  • 1981Gunnar Uusi, Estonian chess player (b. 1931)
  • 1985Grayson Hall, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1987Camille Chamoun, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 7th President of Lebanon (b. 1900)
  • 1989Mickey Leland, American lawyer and politician (b. 1944)
  • 1994Larry Martyn, English actor (b. 1934)
  • 1995Brigid Brophy, English author and critic (b. 1929)[52]
  • 2001Algirdas Lauritėnas, Lithuanian basketball player (b. 1932)
  • 2003K. D. Arulpragasam, Sri Lankan zoologist and academic (b. 1931)
  • 2003 – Mickey McDermott, American baseball player and coach (b. 1929)
  • 2004Red Adair, American firefighter (b. 1915)
  • 2004 – Colin Bibby, English ornithologist and academic (b. 1948)
  • 2005Peter Jennings, Canadian-American journalist and author (b. 1938)
  • 2006Mary Anderson Bain, American lawyer and politician (b. 1911)
  • 2007Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director, and producer (b. 1917)
  • 2007 – Angus Tait, New Zealand businessman, founded Tait Communications (b. 1919)
  • 2008Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent and producer (b. 1931)
  • 2008 – Andrea Pininfarina, Italian engineer and businessman (b. 1957)
  • 2009Louis E. Saavedra, American educator and politician, 48th Mayor of Albuquerque (b. 1933)
  • 2009 – Mike Seeger, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2010John Nelder, English mathematician and statistician (b. 1924)
  • 2011Mark Hatfield, American soldier, academic, and politician, 29th Governor of Oregon (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Nancy Wake, New Zealand-English captain and spy (b. 1912)
  • 2012Murtuz Alasgarov, Azerbaijani academic and politician, Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Judith Crist, American critic and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Vladimir Kobzev, Russian footballer and coach (b. 1959)
  • 2012 – Anna Piaggi, Italian journalist and author (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Mayer Zald, American sociologist and academic (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Dušan Zbavitel, Czech indologist and author (b. 1925)
  • 2013Samuel G. Armistead, American linguist, historian, and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Almir Kayumov, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
  • 2013 – Anthony Pawson, English-Canadian biologist, chemist, and academic (b. 1952)
  • 2013 – Margaret Pellegrini, American actress and dancer (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Meeli Truu, Estonian architect (d. 1946)
  • 2013 – Alexander Yagubkin, Russian boxer (b. 1961)
  • 2014Víctor Fayad, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1955)
  • 2014 – Perry Moss, American football player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Henry Stone, American record producer (b. 1921)
  • 2015Manuel Contreras, Chilean general (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian pharmacologist and physician (b. 1914)
  • 2015 – Louise Suggs, American golfer, co-founded LPGA (b. 1923)
  • 2016Bryan Clauson, American racing driver (b. 1989)
  • 2017Don Baylor, American baseball player (b. 1949)
  • 2017 – David Maslanka, American composer (b. 1943)
  • 2018M. Karunanidhi, Indian politician, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and prominent leader of Tamils (b. 1924)
  • 2018 – Stan Mikita, Slovakian hockey player (b. 1940)[53]
  • 2019 - David Berman, American musician, singer, poet and cartoonist (b. 1967)[54]
  • 2020Lê Khả Phiêu, Vietnamese politician, General Secretary (1997-2001) (b. 1931)[55]

Holidays and observances

  • Assyrian Martyrs Day (Assyrian community)[56]
  • Battle of Boyacá Day (Colombia)[57]
  • Christian feast day:
    • Albert of Trapani
    • Cajetan of Thienna
    • Carpophorus and companions
    • Dometius of Persia
    • Donatus of Arezzo
    • Donatus of Besançon
    • Donatus of Muenstereifel
    • John Mason Neale and Catherine Winkworth (Episcopal Church (USA))
    • Nantovinus
    • Pope Sixtus II
    • August 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Emancipation Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
  • Republic Day (Ivory Coast)
  • Youth Day (Kiribati)
  • National Purple Heart Day (United States)[58]

References

  1. John of Antioch, Historia chronike, fragment 203; Marcellinus, sa 461; Fasti vindobonenses priores, No 588. Procopius (VII.14–15) does not mention the Emperor's return from Hispania and said that Majorian died of dysentery: it is possible that the news has been put about by Ricimer (Fik Meijer, Emperors Do not Die in Bed, Routledge, 2004, ISBN: 0-415-31201-9, p. 155). Victor of Tonnena erroneously claims that Majorian reached Rome and was killed there, and puts this event in 463 (Chronica, s.a. 463).
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