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Events

  • 881Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1429 – English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orléans in the Battle of the Herrings.
  • 1502Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.
  • 1541Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
  • 1554 – A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
  • 1593Japanese invasion of Korea: Approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju.
  • 1689 – The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
  • 1733 – Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
  • 1771Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
  • 1814Battle of Château-Thierry (1814)
  • 1814Battle of La Victoria (1814)
  • 1816 – The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
  • 1817 – An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco.
  • 1818Bernardo O'Higgins formally approves the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
  • 1825 – The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
  • 1832Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
  • 1851Edward Hargraves announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rushes.
  • 1855Michigan State University is established.
  • 1894Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into the Cafe Terminus in Paris, France, killing one and wounding 20.
  • 1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
  • 1909 – New Zealand's worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the Template:SS, an inter-island ferry, sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.
  • 1912 – The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
  • 1914 – In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
  • 1921Bolsheviks launch a revolt in Georgia as a preliminary to the Red Army invasion of Georgia.
  • 1924 – George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue received its premiere in a concert titled "An Experiment in Modern Music," in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Paul Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano.
  • 1934 – The Austrian Civil War begins.
  • 1934 – In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista decides to merge the movement with the Falange Española.
  • 1935Template:Ship, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
  • 1946 – World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
  • 1946 – African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil.
  • 1947 – The largest observed iron meteorite until that time creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
  • 1947 – Christian Dior unveils a "New Look", helping Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world.
  • 1954Lyons's LEO produces a payroll report. It is the first time in history a computer is used in business.
  • 1961 – Soviet Union launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
  • 1963 – Construction begins on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
  • 1968Phong Nhị and Phong Nhất massacre.
  • 1974Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
  • 1983 – One hundred women protest in Lahore, Pakistan against military dictator Zia-ul-Haq's proposed Law of Evidence. The women were tear-gassed, baton-charged and thrown into lock-up. The women were successful in repealing the law.
  • 1985 – First winter ascent of Cho Oyu by Maciej Berbeka and Maciej Pawlikowski.
  • 1990Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
  • 1992 – The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
  • 1993 – Two-year-old James Bulger is abducted from New Strand Shopping Centre by two ten-year-old boys, who later torture and murder him.
  • 1994 – Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream.
  • 1999 – United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
  • 2001NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touches down in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
  • 2002 – The trial of Slobodan Milošević, the former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, begins at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. He dies four years later before its conclusion.
  • 2002 – An Iran Airtour Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
  • 2004 – The city of San Francisco begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
  • 2009Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.
  • 2016Pope Francis met Patriarch Kirill at José Martí International Airport in Cuba, the first meeting between the pontiff of the Catholic Church and the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, together they signed the Havana Declaration.

Births

  • AD 41Britannicus, Roman son of Claudius (d. 55)
  • 528Daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei, nominal empress regnant of Northern Wei
  • 661Princess Ōku of Japan (d. 702)
  • 1074Conrad II of Italy (d. 1101)
  • 1218Kujō Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
  • 1322John Henry, Margrave of Moravia, (d. 1375)
  • 1567Thomas Campion, English composer, poet, and physician (d. 1620)
  • 1584Caspar Barlaeus, Dutch historian, poet, and theologian (d. 1648)
  • 1606John Winthrop the Younger, English-American lawyer and politician, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)
  • 1637Jan Swammerdam, Dutch biologist and zoologist (d. 1680)
  • 1663Cotton Mather, English-American minister and author (d. 1728)
  • 1665Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (d. 1721)
  • 1704Charles Pinot Duclos, French author (d. 1772)
  • 1728Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
  • 1753François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)
  • 1761Jan Ladislav Dussek, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1812)
  • 1768Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1835)
  • 1775Louisa Adams, English-American wife of John Quincy Adams, 6th First Lady of the United States (d. 1852)
  • 1777Bernard Courtois, French chemist and academic (d. 1838)
  • 1777 – Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German author and poet (d. 1843)
  • 1785Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist and chemist (d. 1838)
  • 1787Norbert Provencher, Canadian bishop and missionary (d. 1853)
  • 1788Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (d. 1869)
  • 1791Peter Cooper, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Cooper Union (d. 1883)
  • 1794Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player and composer (d. 1867)
  • 1804Heinrich Lenz, German-Italian physicist and academic (d. 1865)
  • 1809Charles Darwin, English geologist and theorist (d. 1882)
  • 1809 – Abraham Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, 16th President of the United States (d. 1865)
  • 1824Dayananda Saraswati, Indian monk and philosopher, founded Arya Samaj (d. 1883)
  • 1828George Meredith, English author and poet (d. 1909)
  • 1857Eugène Atget, French photographer (d. 1927)
  • 1857 – Bobby Peel, English cricketer and coach (d. 1943)
  • 1861Lou Andreas-Salomé, Russian-German psychoanalyst and author (d. 1937)
  • 1865Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer, Polish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1940)
  • 1866Lev Shestov, Russian author and philosopher (d. 1938)
  • 1869Kiến Phúc, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1884)
  • 1870Marie Lloyd, English actress and singer (d. 1922)
  • 187613th Dalai Lama (d. 1933)
  • 1877Louis Renault, French engineer and businessman, co-founded Renault (d. 1944)
  • 1880George Preca, Maltese priest and saint (d. 1962)
  • 1880John L. Lewis, American miner and union leader (d. 1969)
  • 1881Anna Pavlova, Russian-English ballerina and actress (d. 1931)
  • 1882Walter Nash, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1968)
  • 1884Max Beckmann, German painter and sculptor (d. 1950)
  • 1884 – Johan Laidoner, Estonian-Russian general (d. 1953)
  • 1884 – Alice Roosevelt Longworth, American author (d. 1980)
  • 1884 – Marie Vassilieff, Russian-French painter (d. 1957)
  • 1885Julius Streicher, German publisher, founded Der Stürmer (d. 1946)
  • 1889Bhante Dharmawara, Cambodian monk, lawyer, and judge (d. 1999)
  • 1893Omar Bradley, American general (d. 1981)
  • 1895Kristian Djurhuus, Faroese lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1984)
  • 1897Charles Groves Wright Anderson, South African-Australian colonel and politician (d. 1988)
  • 1897 – Lincoln LaPaz, American astronomer and academic (d. 1985)
  • 1897 – Vola Vale, American actress (d. 1970)
  • 1898Wallace Ford, English-American actor and singer (d. 1966)
  • 1898Roy Harris, American composer (d. 1979)
  • 1900Roger J. Traynor, American lawyer and jurist, 23rd Chief Justice of California (d. 1983)
  • 1902William Collier, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1987)
  • 1903Chick Hafey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1973)
  • 1904Ted Mack, American radio and television host (d. 1976)
  • 1907Joseph Kearns, American actor (d. 1962)
  • 1908Jacques Herbrand, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1931)
  • 1908 – August Neo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
  • 1909Zoran Mušič, Slovene painter and illustrator (d. 2005)
  • 1909 – Sigmund Rascher, German physician (d. 1945)
  • 1911Charles Mathiesen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1994)
  • 1912R. F. Delderfield, English author and playwright (d. 1972)
  • 1914Tex Beneke, American singer, saxophonist, and bandleader (d. 2000)
  • 1915Andrew Goodpaster, American general (d. 2005)
  • 1915 – Lorne Greene, Canadian-American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1916Joseph Alioto, American lawyer and politician, 36th Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
  • 1917Dom DiMaggio, American baseball player and soldier (d. 2009)
  • 1918Norman Farberow, American psychologist and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1918 – Julian Schwinger, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1919Forrest Tucker, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1921Kathleen Antonelli, Irish-American computer programmer (d. 2006)
  • 1922Hussein Onn, Malaysian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1990)
  • 1923Franco Zeffirelli, Italian director, producer, and politician
  • 1925Joan Mitchell, American-French painter (d. 1992)
  • 1926Rolf Brem, Swiss sculptor and illustrator (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – Joe Garagiola, Sr., American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2016)
  • 1926 – Charles Van Doren, American academic
  • 1928Vincent Montana, Jr., American drummer and composer (d. 2013)
  • 1930John Doyle, Irish hurler and politician (d. 2010)
  • 1930 – Arlen Specter, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1931Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch-American author and translator (d. 2008)
  • 1932Axel Jensen, Norwegian author and poet (d. 2003)
  • 1932 – Julian Simon, American economist, author, and academic (d. 1998)
  • 1933Costa-Gavras, Greek-French director and producer
  • 1933 – Brian Carlson, Australian rugby player (d. 1987)
  • 1934Annette Crosbie, Scottish actress
  • 1934 – Anne Osborn Krueger, American economist and academic
  • 1934 – Bill Russell, American basketball player and coach
  • 1935Gene McDaniels, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1936Joe Don Baker, American actor
  • 1938Judy Blume, American author and educator
  • 1939Akbar Adibi, Iranian engineer and academic (d. 2000)
  • 1939 – Ray Manzarek, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1940Richard Lynch, American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1941Dominguinhos, Brazilian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2013)
  • 1941 – Naomi Uemura, Japanese mountaineer and explorer (d. 1984)
  • 1942Ehud Barak, Israeli general and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Israel
  • 1942 – Pat Dobson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2006)
  • 1944Moe Bandy, American singer and guitarist
  • 1945Maud Adams, Swedish model and actress
  • 1945 – Cliff DeYoung, American actor
  • 1945 – David D. Friedman, American economist, physicist, and scholar
  • 1946Jean Eyeghé Ndong, Gabonese politician, Prime Minister of Gabon
  • 1946 – Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1948Ray Kurzweil, American computer scientist and engineer
  • 1948 – Nicholas Soames, English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
  • 1949Joaquín Sabina, Spanish singer-songwriter
  • 1949 – Gundappa Viswanath, Indian cricketer and referee
  • 1950Angelo Branduardi, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1950 – Steve Hackett, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1950 – Michael Ironside, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1952Simon MacCorkindale, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1952 – Michael McDonald, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1953Joanna Kerns, American actress and director
  • 1954Joseph Jordania, Georgian-Australian musicologist and academic
  • 1954 – Tzimis Panousis, Greek comedian, singer, and author
  • 1954 – Phil Zimmermann, American cryptographer and programmer, created Pretty Good Privacy
  • 1955Bill Laswell, American bass player and producer
  • 1955 – Chet Lemon, American baseball player and coach
  • 1956Arsenio Hall, American actor and talk show host
  • 1956 – Ad Melkert, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment
  • 1958Outback Jack, Australian-American wrestler
  • 1958 – Grant McLennan, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
  • 1961Jim Harris, Canadian environmentalist and politician
  • 1961 – Michel Martelly, Haitian singer and politician, 56th President of Haiti
  • 1965Rubén Amaro, Jr., American baseball player and manager
  • 1965 – Christine Elise, American actress and producer
  • 1965 – John Michael Higgins, American actor
  • 1965 – David Westlake, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966Paul Crook, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1968Josh Brolin, American actor
  • 1968 – Gregory Charles, Canadian singer, dancer, pianist, and actor
  • 1968 – Chynna Phillips, American singer and actress
  • 1969Darren Aronofsky, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1969 – Alemayehu Atomsa, Ethiopian educator and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1969 – Anneli Drecker, Norwegian singer and actress
  • 1969 – Hong Myung-bo, South Korean footballer and manager
  • 1970Jim Creeggan, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1970 – Bryan Roy, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Judd Winick, American author and illustrator
  • 1972Owen Nolan, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1972 – Sophie Zelmani, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1973Gianni Romme, Dutch speed skater
  • 1973 – Tara Strong, Canadian voice actress and singer
  • 1974Naseem Hamed, English boxer
  • 1974 – Toranosuke Takagi, Japanese race car driver
  • 1975Cliff Bleszinski, American video game designer, founded Boss Key Productions
  • 1975 – Scot Pollard, American basketball player and actor
  • 1976Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1977Jimmy Conrad, American soccer player and manager
  • 1978Brett Hodgson, Australian rugby player and coach
  • 1979Antonio Chatman, American football player
  • 1979 – Jesse Spencer, Australian actor and violinist
  • 1980Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player
  • 1980 – Sarah Lancaster, American actress
  • 1980 – Christina Ricci, American actress and producer
  • 1981Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer-songwriter
  • 1981 – Wade McKinnon, Australian rugby player
  • 1982Jonas Hiller, Swiss ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper
  • 1982 – Anthony Tuitavake, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1983Carlton Brewster, American football player and coach
  • 1983 – Nguyễn Tiến Minh, Vietnamese badminton player
  • 1984Alexandra Dahlström, Swedish actress and director
  • 1984 – Brad Keselowski, American race car driver
  • 1984 – Aylar Lie, Iranian-Norwegian porn actress and singer
  • 1984 – Andrei Sidorenkov, Estonian footballer
  • 1984 – Peter Vanderkaay, American swimmer
  • 1985Saskia Burmeister, Australian actress
  • 1986Georgina Wilson, Filipino-English model and television host
  • 1988DeMarco Murray, American football player
  • 1988 – Mike Posner, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1990Robert Griffin III, American football player
  • 1990 – Moussa Koné, Ivorian footballer
  • 1991Patrick Herrmann, German footballer
  • 1993Jennifer Stone, American actress
  • 1994Subin, South Korean singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1994 – Alex Galchenyuk, American ice hockey player
  • 1994 – Miori Ichikawa, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1995Rina Kawaei, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1996Doménica González, Ecuadorian tennis player

Deaths

  • 821Benedict of Aniane, French monk and saint (b. 747)
  • 890Henjō, Japanese priest and poet (b. 816)
  • 941Wulfhelm, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1517Catherine of Navarre (b. 1468)
  • 1538Albrecht Altdorfer, German painter, engraver, and architect (b. 1480)
  • 1554Lord Guildford Dudley, English son of Jane Dudley, Duchess of Northumberland (b. 1536)
  • 1554 – Lady Jane Grey, English daughter of Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (b. 1537)
  • 1571Nicholas Throckmorton, English politician and diplomat (b. 1515)
  • 1590François Hotman, French lawyer and author (b. 1524)
  • 1600Edward Denny, Knight Banneret of Bishop's Stortford, English soldier, privateer and adventurer (b. 1547)
  • 1624George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist, founded George Heriot's School (b. 1563)
  • 1700Aleksei Shein, Russian general and politician (b. 1662)
  • 1713Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor (b. 1664)
  • 1728Agostino Steffani, Italian priest and composer (b. 1653)
  • 1763Pierre de Marivaux, French author and playwright (b. 1688)
  • 1771Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (b. 1710)
  • 1789Ethan Allen, American farmer, general, and politician (b. 1738)
  • 1799Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist and physiologist (b. 1729)
  • 1804Immanuel Kant, German anthropologist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1724)
  • 1834Friedrich Schleiermacher, German philosopher and scholar (b. 1768)
  • 1886Randolph Caldecott, English-American painter and illustrator (b. 1846)
  • 1894Hans von Bülow, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1830)
  • 1896Ambroise Thomas, French composer and academic (b. 1811)
  • 1915Émile Waldteufel, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1837)
  • 1916Richard Dedekind, German mathematician, philosopher, and academic (b. 1831)
  • 1929Lillie Langtry, English singer and actress (b. 1853)
  • 1931Samad bey Mehmandarov, Azerbaijani-Russian general and politician, 3rd Azerbaijani Minister of Defense (b. 1855)
  • 1935Auguste Escoffier, French chef and author (b. 1846)
  • 1942Eugene Esmonde, Irish-English lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1909)
  • 1942 – Avraham Stern, Polish-Israeli militant leader (b. 1907)
  • 1942 – Grant Wood, American painter and academic (b. 1891)
  • 1947Moses Gomberg, Ukrainian-American chemist and academic (b. 1866)
  • 1949Hassan al-Banna, Egyptian educator, founded the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)
  • 1954Dziga Vertov, Polish-Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1896)
  • 1958Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1897)
  • 1960Oskar Anderson, Bulgarian-German mathematician and academic (b. 1887)
  • 1970Clare Turlay Newberry, American author and illustrator (b. 1903)
  • 1971James Cash Penney, American businessman and philanthropist, founded J. C. Penney (b. 1875)
  • 1976Sal Mineo, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 1977Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher and scholar (b. 1894)
  • 1979Jean Renoir, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
  • 1980Muriel Rukeyser, American poet and activist (b. 1913)
  • 1982Victor Jory, Canadian-American actor (b. 1902)
  • 1983Eubie Blake, American pianist and composer (b. 1887)
  • 1984Anna Anderson, Polish-American woman, who claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1896)
  • 1984 – Julio Cortázar, Belgian-Argentinian author and poet (b. 1914)
  • 1985Nicholas Colasanto, American actor and director (b. 1924)
  • 1985 – Leslie Sarony, English singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1897)
  • 1989Thomas Bernhard, Austrian playwright and author (b. 1931)
  • 1991Roger Patterson, American bass player (Atheist) (b. 1968)
  • 1992Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (b. 1907)
  • 1994Donald Judd, American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)
  • 1995Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass player (b. 1952)
  • 1998Gardner Ackley, American economist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1915)
  • 2000Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1929)
  • 2000 – Tom Landry, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2000 – Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (b. 1922)
  • 2001Kristina Söderbaum, Swiss-German actress and producer (b. 1912)
  • 2002John Eriksen, Danish footballer (b. 1957)
  • 2005Brian Kelly, American actor and director (b. 1931)
  • 2005 – Sammi Smith, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2005 – Dorothy Stang, American-Brazilian nun and missionary (b. 1931)
  • 2007Peggy Gilbert, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
  • 2008David Groh, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 2009 – victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407:
    • Alison Des Forges, American historian and activist (b. 1942)
    • Beverly Eckert, American activist (b. 1951)
    • Mat Mathews, Dutch accordion player (b. 1924)
    • Coleman Mellett, American guitarist (b. 1974)
    • Gerry Niewood, American saxophonist (b. 1943)
  • 2010Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
  • 2011Peter Alexander, Austrian singer and actor (b. 1926)
  • 2011 – Fedor den Hertog, Dutch cyclist (b. 1946)
  • 2011 – Betty Garrett, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1919)
  • 2011 – Kenneth Mars, American actor and comedian (b. 1935)
  • 2012Zina Bethune, American actress, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1945)
  • 2012 – Denis Flannery, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – David Kelly, Irish actor (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – John Severin, American illustrator (b. 1921)
  • 2013Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1941)
  • 2013 – Reginald Turnill, English journalist and author (b. 1915)
  • 2013 – Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukrainian politician and diplomat, 2nd Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ukraine (b. 1931)
  • 2014Sid Caesar, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Maggie Estep, American poet and author (b. 1963)
  • 2014 – John Pickstone, English historian and author (b. 1944)
  • 2015Movita Castaneda, American actress and singer (b. 1916)
  • 2015 – Mosie Lister, American singer-songwriter and minister (b. 1921)
  • 2015 – Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, Malaysian cleric and politician, 12th Menteri Besar of Kelantan (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Gary Owens, American radio host and voice actor (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Steve Strange, Welsh singer (b. 1959)
  • 2016Dominique D'Onofrio, Italian-Belgian footballer and coach (b. 1953)
  • 2016 – Yannis Kalaitzis, Greek cartoonist (b. 1945)
  • 2016 – Johnny Lattner, American football player and coach (b. 1932)
  • 2016 – Yan Su, Chinese general and composer (b. 1930)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Martyrs of Abitinae
    • Damian of Alexandria
    • Julian the Hospitaller
    • February 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Darwin Day (International)
  • Georgia Day (Georgia (U.S. state))
  • International Day of Women's Health
  • Lincoln's Birthday (United States)
  • National Freedom to Marry Day (United States)
  • Red Hand Day (United Nations)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day (Canada)
  • Union Day (Myanmar)
  • Youth Day (Venezuela)

External links

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