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Events

  • 1322 – The central tower of Ely Cathedral falls on the night of 12th–13th.
  • 1462 – The Treaty of Westminster is finalised between Edward IV of England and the Scottish Lord of the Isles.
  • 1503Challenge of Barletta: Tournament between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
  • 1542Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
  • 1575Henry III of France is crowned at Reims and marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.
  • 1633Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
  • 1660 – With the death of Swedish King Charles X Gustav, the Swedish government begins to seek peace with Sweden's enemies in the Second Northern War, something that Charles had refused. As his son and successor on the throne, Charles XI, is only four years old, a regency rules Sweden until 1672.
  • 1689William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
  • 1692Massacre of Glencoe: About 78 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
  • 1739Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nader Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
  • 1755Treaty of Giyanti signed by VOC, Pakubuwono III and Prince Mangkubumi. The treaty divides the Javanese kingdom of Mataram into 2: Sunanate of Surakarta and Sultanate of Yogyakarta.
  • 1849 – The delegation headed by Metropolitan bishop Andrei Șaguna hands out to the Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria the General Petition of Romanian leaders in Transylvania, Banat and Bukovina, which demands that the Romanian nation be recognized.
  • 1861 – In Gaeta the capitulation of the fortress decreeing the end of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies is signed.
  • 1867 – Work begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
  • 1880Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
  • 1881 – The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
  • 1913 – The 13th Dalai Lama proclaims Tibetan independence following a period of domination by Manchu Qing dynasty and initiated a period of almost four decades of independence.
  • 1914Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
  • 1920 – The Negro National League is formed.
  • 1931 – The British Raj completes its transfer from Calcutta to New Delhi.
  • 1934 – The Soviet steamship Template:SS sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
  • 1935 – A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.
  • 1945World War II: The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.
  • 1945 – World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
  • 1951Korean War: Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the "high-water mark" of the Chinese incursion into South Korea, commences.
  • 1954Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game.
  • 1955Israel obtains four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • 1960 – With the success of a nuclear test codenamed "Gerboise Bleue", France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.
  • 1960 – Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 1961 – An allegedly 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
  • 1967 – American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
  • 1978Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
  • 1979 – An intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
  • 1981 – A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 1983 – A cinema fire in Turin, Italy, kills 64 people.
  • 1984Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 1990German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
  • 1991Gulf War: Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.
  • 1996 – The Nepalese Civil War is initiated in the Kingdom of Nepal by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre).
  • 2001An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter magnitude scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
  • 2004 – The Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
  • 2007Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
  • 2008 – Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
  • 2010A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.
  • 2011 – For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, are able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.
  • 2012 – The European Space Agency (ESA) conducted the first launch of the European Vega rocket from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Births

  • 711 BCEmperor Jimmu of Japan (d. 585 BC)
  • 1457Mary of Burgundy (d. 1482)
  • 1469Elia Levita, Renaissance Hebrew grammarian (d. 1549)
  • 1480Girolamo Aleandro, Italian cardinal (d. 1542)
  • 1539Elisabeth of Hesse, Electress Palatine (d. 1582)
  • 1599Pope Alexander VII (d. 1667)
  • 1672Étienne François Geoffroy, French physician and chemist (d. 1731)
  • 1683Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian painter (d. 1754)
  • 1719George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, English admiral and politician (d. 1792)
  • 1721John Reid, Scottish general (d. 1807)
  • 1728John Hunter, Scottish surgeon and anatomist (d. 1793)
  • 1766Thomas Robert Malthus, English economist and scholar (d. 1834)
  • 1768Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French general and politician, 15th Prime Minister of France (d. 1835)
  • 1769Ivan Krylov, Russian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1844)
  • 1805Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, German mathematician and academic (d. 1859)
  • 1811François Achille Bazaine, French general (d. 1888)
  • 1831John Aaron Rawlins, American general and politician, 29th United States Secretary of War (d. 1869)
  • 1834Heinrich Caro, Polish-German chemist and academic (d. 1910)
  • 1835Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious leader (d. 1908)
  • 1849Lord Randolph Churchill, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1895)
  • 1855Paul Deschanel, Belgian-French politician, 11th President of France (d. 1922)
  • 1867Harold Mahony, Scottish-Irish tennis player (d. 1905)
  • 1870Leopold Godowsky, Polish-American pianist and composer (d. 1938)
  • 1873Feodor Chaliapin, Russian opera singer (d. 1938)
  • 1876Fritz Buelow, German-American baseball player and umpire (d. 1933)
  • 1879Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet and activist (d. 1949)
  • 1880Dimitrie Gusti, Romanian sociologist, ethnologist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1955)
  • 1881Eleanor Farjeon, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1965)
  • 1883Hal Chase, American baseball player and manager (d. 1947)
  • 1883 – Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Russian-Armenian actor and director (d. 1922)
  • 1884Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (d. 1961)
  • 1885Bess Truman, American wife of Harry S. Truman, 35th First Lady of the United States (d. 1982)
  • 1887Géza Csáth, Hungarian playwright and critic (d. 1919)
  • 1888Georgios Papandreou, Greek lawyer, economist, and politician, 162nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)
  • 1889Leontine Sagan, Austrian actress and director (d. 1974)
  • 1891Kate Roberts, Welsh author and activist (d. 1985)
  • 1891 – Grant Wood, American painter and academic (d. 1942)
  • 1892Robert H. Jackson, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 57th United States Attorney General (d. 1954)
  • 1898Hubert Ashton, English cricketer and politician (d. 1979)
  • 1901Paul Lazarsfeld, Austrian-American sociologist and academic (d. 1976)
  • 1902Harold Lasswell, American political scientist and theorist (d. 1978)
  • 1903Georgy Beriev, Georgian-Russian engineer, founded the Beriev Aircraft Company (d. 1979)
  • 1903 – Georges Simenon, Belgian-Swiss author (d. 1989)
  • 1906Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher and author (d. 1994)
  • 1907Katy de la Cruz, Filipino-American singer and actress (d. 2004)
  • 1910William Shockley, English-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
  • 1911Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Indian-Pakistani poet and journalist (d. 1984)
  • 1911 – Jean Muir, American actress and educator (d. 1996)
  • 1912Harald Riipalu, Russian-Estonian commander (d. 1961)
  • 1912 – Margaretta Scott, English actress (d. 2005)
  • 1913Khalid of Saudi Arabia (d. 1982)
  • 1915Lyle Bettger, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1915 – Aung San, Burmese general and politician, 5th Premier of British Crown Colony of Burma (d. 1947)
  • 1916John Reed, English actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2010)
  • 1918Patty Berg, American golfer and lieutenant (d. 2006)
  • 1919Tennessee Ernie Ford, American singer and actor (d. 1991)
  • 1919 – Eddie Robinson, American football player and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1920Eileen Farrell, American soprano and educator (d. 2002)
  • 1920 – Zao Wou-Ki, Chinese-French painter and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1921Jeanne Demessieux, French pianist and composer (d. 1968)
  • 1921 – Aung Khin, Burmese painter (d. 1996)
  • 1922Francis Pym, Baron Pym, Welsh soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 2008)
  • 1922 – Gordon Tullock, American economist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1923Michael Anthony Bilandic, American soldier, judge, and politician, 49th Mayor of Chicago (d. 2002)
  • 1923 – Chuck Yeager, American general and pilot; first test pilot to break the sound barrier on Bell-X1 (in 1947)
  • 1924Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist and politician (d. 2006)
  • 1925Stuart Wagstaff, English-Australian actor (d. 2015)
  • 1928Jack Lewis, Baron Lewis of Newnham, English chemist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Gerald Regan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Premier of Nova Scotia
  • 1929Omar Torrijos, Panamanian commander and politician, Military Leader of Panama (d. 1981)
  • 1930Ernst Fuchs, Austrian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1930 – Israel Kirzner, English-American economist, author, and academic
  • 1932Susan Oliver, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1933Paul Biya, Cameroon politician, 2nd President of Cameroon
  • 1933 – Kim Novak, American actress
  • 1933 – Peter L. Pond, American clergyman and philanthropist (d. 2000)
  • 1933 – Emanuel Ungaro, French fashion designer
  • 1934George Segal, American actor
  • 1937Ali El-Maak, Sudanese author and academic (d. 1992)
  • 1937 – Angelo Mosca, American-Canadian football player and wrestler
  • 1938Oliver Reed, English actor (d. 1999)
  • 1939Raôul Duguay, Canadian poet and activist
  • 1939 – Lumberjack Pierre, Canadian wrestler
  • 1939 – R. C. Sproul, American pastor, theologian, and author
  • 1940Bram Peper, Dutch sociologist and politician, Mayor of Rotterdam
  • 1940 – Arne Sølvberg, Norwegian computer scientist and academic
  • 1941Sigmar Polke, German painter and photographer (d. 2010)
  • 1941 – Bo Svenson, Swedish-American actor, director, and producer
  • 1942Carol Lynley, American model and actress
  • 1942 – Peter Tork, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor
  • 1942 – Donald E. Williams, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2016)
  • 1943Elaine Pagels, American theologian and academic
  • 1944Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian drummer (d. 1983)
  • 1944 – Stockard Channing, American actress
  • 1944 – Jerry Springer, English-American television host, actor, and politician, 56th Mayor of Cincinnati
  • 1944 – Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor and composer (d. 2006)
  • 1945Marian Dawkins, English biologist and academic
  • 1945 – King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1945 – Simon Schama, English historian and author
  • 1945 – William Sleator, American author and composer (d. 2011)
  • 1946Richard Blumenthal, American sergeant and politician, 23rd Attorney General of Connecticut
  • 1946 – Janet Finch, English sociologist and academic
  • 1946 – Colin Matthews, English composer and educator
  • 1947Stephen Hadley, American soldier and diplomat, 21st United States National Security Advisor
  • 1947 – Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
  • 1947 – Kevin Bloody Wilson, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949Judy Dyble, English singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1949 – Peter Kern, Austrian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1950Vera Baird, English lawyer and politician
  • 1950 – Bob Daisley, Australian bass player and songwriter
  • 1950 – Peter Gabriel, English singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1951David Naughton, American actor and singer
  • 1952Ed Gagliardi, American bass player (d. 2014)
  • 1952 – Paul Jeffreys, English bass player (d. 1988)
  • 1953Rico J. Puno, Filipino singer and television host
  • 1953 – Akio Sato, Japanese wrestler and manager
  • 1954Donnie Moore, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1955Joe Birkett, American lawyer, judge, and politician
  • 1956Liam Brady, Irish footballer and manager
  • 1956 – Peter Hook, English singer and bass player
  • 1956 – Richard Tyson, American actor and producer
  • 1957Denise Austin, American fitness trainer and author
  • 1957 – Tony Butler, English bass player
  • 1958Pernilla August, Swedish actress
  • 1958 – Marc Emery, Canadian publisher and activist
  • 1958 – Jean-François Lisée, Canadian journalist and politician
  • 1958 – Derek Riggs, English painter and illustrator
  • 1959Gaston Gingras, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1960Pierluigi Collina, Italian footballer and referee
  • 1960 – John Healey, English journalist and politician
  • 1960 – Gary Patterson, American football player and coach
  • 1960 – Matt Salinger, American actor and producer
  • 1960 – Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player and author
  • 1961Marc Crawford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1961 – cEvin Key, Canadian singer-songwriter, drummer, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1961 – Henry Rollins, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1962Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 1962 – Hugh Dennis, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Baby Doll, American wrestler and manager
  • 1964Stephen Bowen, American engineer, captain, and astronaut
  • 1964 – Yamantaka Eye, Japanese singer
  • 1964 – Ylva Johansson, Swedish educator and politician, Swedish Minister of Employment
  • 1965Peter O'Neill, Papua New Guinean accountant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
  • 1965 – Ole Mathisen, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
  • 1966Neal McDonough, American actor and producer
  • 1966 – Jeff Waters, Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1967Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach
  • 1968Niamh Kavanagh, Irish singer & Eurovision Song Contest winner (1993)
  • 1969Joyce DiDonato, American soprano and actress
  • 1969 – Mihai Leu, Romanian boxer and race car driver
  • 1970Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1971Matt Berninger, American singer-songwriter
  • 1971Sonia Evans, English pop singer
  • 1971 – Mats Sundin, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1971 – Todd Williams, American baseball player
  • 1972Charlie Garner, American football player
  • 1974Fonzworth Bentley, American rapper and actor
  • 1974 – Robbie Williams, English singer-songwriter
  • 1975Ben Collins, English race car driver
  • 1975 – Tony Dalton, American-Mexican actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1976Feist, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976 – Jörg Bergmeister, German race car driver
  • 1976 – Shannon Nevin, Australian rugby league player
  • 1976 – Dave Padden, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976 – Martín Sastre, Uruguayan director and screenwriter
  • 1977Randy Moss, American football player and coach
  • 1978Niklas Bäckström, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1978 – Hamish Glencross, Scottish guitarist
  • 1978 – Philippe Jaroussky, French tenor
  • 1979Anders Behring Breivik, Norwegian murderer
  • 1979 – Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer
  • 1979 – Rachel Reeves, English economist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • 1979 – Mena Suvari, American actress and fashion designer
  • 1980Carlos Cotto, Puerto Rican-American wrestler and boxer
  • 1980 – Sebastian Kehl, German footballer
  • 1980 – Mark Watson, English comedian and author
  • 1981Luisão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 – Liam Miller, Irish footballer
  • 1981 – Luke Ridnour, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Alexandros Tziolis, Greek footballer
  • 1982Even Helte Hermansen, Norwegian guitarist and composer
  • 1982 – Michael Turner, American football player
  • 1983Mike Nickeas, Canadian baseball player
  • 1983 – Anna Watkins, English rower
  • 1984Hinkelien Schreuder, Dutch swimmer
  • 1984 – Ellis Remy. Montserratian footballer
  • 1985Mayra Andrade, Cape Verdean-French singer
  • 1985 – Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress
  • 1985 – Hedwiges Maduro, Dutch footballer
  • 1985 – Alexandros Tziolis, Greek footballer
  • 1986Hamish Bond, New Zealand rower
  • 1986 – Luke Moore, English footballer
  • 1986 – Jamie Murray, Scottish tennis player
  • 1987Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer
  • 1988Ryan Goins, American baseball player
  • 1988 – Aston Merrygold, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
  • 1989Carly McKillip, Canadian singer and actress
  • 1989 – Rhys Palmer, Australian footballer
  • 1989 – Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian footballer
  • 1990Olivia Allison, English swimmer
  • 1990 – Gyaincain Norbu, Chinese 11th Panchen Lama
  • 1990 – Marco Romizi, Italian footballer
  • 1990 – Mamadou Sakho, French footballer
  • 1990 – Kevin Strootman, Dutch footballer
  • 1991Declan Gallagher, Scottish footballer
  • 1991 – Eliaquim Mangala, French footballer
  • 1992Raby George, Swedish footballer
  • 1993Kasumi Arimura, Japanese actress
  • 1993 – Sophie Evans, Welsh singer and actress
  • 1994Memphis Depay, Dutch footballer
  • 1994 – Patryk Dobek, Polish sprinter
  • 1995Ayame Koike, Japanese actress
  • 1995 – Sebastian Bonecki, Polish footballer

Deaths

  • 721Chilperic II, Frankish king (b. 672)
  • 858Kenneth MacAlpin, Scottish king (b. 810)
  • 942Muhammad ibn Ra'iq, Islamic ruler
  • 1130Pope Honorius II (b. 1060)
  • 1141Béla II of Hungary (b. 1110)
  • 1199Stefan Nemanja, Serbian saint (b. 1113)
  • 1219Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1192)
  • 1332Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1259)
  • 1539Isabella d'Este, Italian wife of Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (b. 1474)
  • 1542Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford, English assistant to Catherine Howard (b. 1505)
  • 1542 – Catherine Howard, English wife of Henry VIII of England (b. 1521)
  • 1571Benvenuto Cellini, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1500)
  • 1585Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish priest and scholar (b. 1515)
  • 1602Alexander Nowell, English clergyman and theologian (b. 1507)
  • 1660Charles X Gustav of Sweden (b. 1622)
  • 1662Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (b. 1596)
  • 1693Johann Caspar Kerll, German organist and composer (b. 1627)
  • 1727William Wotton, English linguist and scholar (b. 1666)
  • 1728Cotton Mather, American minister and author (b. 1663)
  • 1732Charles-René d'Hozier, French historian and author (b. 1640)
  • 1741Johann Joseph Fux, Austrian composer and theorist (b. 1660)
  • 1787Roger Joseph Boscovich, Croatian physicist, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1711)
  • 1787 – Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French lawyer and politician, Foreign Minister of France (b. 1717)
  • 1813Samuel Ashe, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)
  • 1818George Rogers Clark, American general (b. 1752)
  • 1826Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen, Russian general and politician, Governor-General of Baltic provinces (b. 1745)
  • 1831Edward Berry, English admiral (b.1768)
  • 1837Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1809)
  • 1845Henrik Steffens, Norwegian-German philosopher and poet (b. 1773)
  • 1877Costache Caragiale, Romanian actor and manager (b. 1815)
  • 1883Richard Wagner, German composer (b. 1813)
  • 1888Jean-Baptiste Lamy, French-American archbishop (b. 1814)
  • 1893Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Mexican intellectual and journalist (b. 1834)
  • 1905Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (b. 1844)
  • 1906Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (b. 1866)
  • 1934József Pusztai, Slovene-Hungarian poet and journalist (b. 1864)
  • 1942Otakar Batlička, Czech journalist (b. 1895)
  • 1942 – Epitácio Pessoa, Brazilian lawyer, judge, and politician, 11th President of Brazil (b. 1865)
  • 1943Neyyire Neyir, Turkish stage and movie actress (b. 1902)
  • 1950Rafael Sabatini, Italian-English novelist and short story writer (b. 1875)
  • 1951Lloyd C. Douglas, American minister and author (b. 1877)
  • 1952Josephine Tey, Scottish author and playwright (b. 1896)
  • 1954Agnes Macphail, Canadian educator and politician (b. 1890)
  • 1956Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish-Irish mathematician and philosopher (b. 1878)
  • 1958Christabel Pankhurst, English activist, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union (b. 1880)
  • 1958 – Georges Rouault, French painter and illustrator (b. 1871)
  • 1964Paulino Alcántara, Filipino-Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1896)
  • 1964 – Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist and academic (b. 1902)
  • 1967Yoshisuke Aikawa, entrepreneur, businessman, and politician, founded Nissan Motor Company (b. 1880)
  • 1968Mae Marsh, American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1973Marinus Jan Granpré Molière, Dutch architect and educator (b. 1883)
  • 1974Amir Khan, Indian singer (b. 1912)
  • 1975André Beaufre, French general (b. 1902)
  • 1976Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian general and politician, 4th President of Nigeria (b. 1938)
  • 1976 – Lily Pons, French-American soprano and actress (b. 1904)
  • 1980David Janssen, American actor (b. 1931)
  • 1986Yuri Ivask, Russian-American poet and critic (b. 1907)
  • 1989Wayne Hays, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1911)
  • 1991Arno Breker, German sculptor and illustrator (b. 1900)
  • 1992Nikolay Bogolyubov, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (b. 1909)
  • 1995Alberto Burri, Italian artist (b. 1915)
  • 1996Martin Balsam, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1997Robert Klark Graham, American eugenicist and businessman (b. 1906)
  • 1997 – Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2000Anders Aalborg, Canadian educator and politician (b. 1914)
  • 2000 – James Cooke Brown, American sociologist and author (b. 1921)
  • 2000 – John Leake, English soldier (b. 1950)
  • 2002Waylon Jennings, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)
  • 2003Kid Gavilán, Cuban-American boxer (b. 1926)
  • 2003 – Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (b. 1932)
  • 2003 – Walt Whitman Rostow, American economist and politician, 7th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1916)
  • 2004François Tavenas, Canadian engineer and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2004 – Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen politician, 2nd President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (b. 1952)
  • 2005Nelson Briles, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1943)
  • 2005 – Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (b. 1907)
  • 2006P. F. Strawson, English philosopher and author (b. 1919)
  • 2007Elizabeth Jolley, English-Australian author and academic (b. 1923)
  • 2007 – Charlie Norwood, American captain and politician (b. 1941)
  • 2007 – Richard Gordon Wakeford, English air marshal (b. 1922)
  • 2008Kon Ichikawa, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2008 – Larry King, American murder victim (b. 1993)
  • 2008 – Henri Salvador, Guianese-French singer and guitarist (b. 1917)
  • 2008 – Roger Voisin, French-American trumpet player and educator (b. 1918)
  • 2009Edward Upward, English author and educator (b. 1903)
  • 2010Lucille Clifton, American poet and academic (b. 1936)
  • 2010 – Dale Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
  • 2010 – John Reed, English actor (b. 1916)
  • 2012Russell Arms, American actor and singer (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Louise Cochrane, American-English screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – Daniel C. Gerould, American playwright and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Kushimaumi Keita, Japanese sumo wrestler and coach (b. 1965)
  • 2013Gerry Day, American journalist and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Izya Gershtein, Kyrgyzstani-Israeli director and screenwriter (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Miles J. Jones, American pathologist and physician (b. 1952)
  • 2013 – Pieter Kooijmans, Dutch judge and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for The Netherlands (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Yuko Tojo, Japanese activist and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2014Piero D'Inzeo, American horse rider (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – King Kester Emeneya, Congolese singer (b. 1956)
  • 2014 – Balu Mahendra, Sri Lankan-Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – Richard Møller Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Ralph Waite, American actor and director (b. 1928)
  • 2015Faith Bandler, Australian activist and author (b. 1918)
  • 2015 – Stan Chambers, American journalist and actor (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – John McCabe, English pianist and composer (b. 1939)
  • 2015 – Kesava Reddy, Indian physician and author (b. 1946)
  • 2016O. N. V. Kurup, Indian poet and academic (b. 1931)
  • 2016 – Antonin Scalia, American lawyer and judge (b. 1936)
  • 2016Viola Beach, The entire band were killed in a car accident along with their manager (b. various)


Holidays and observances

  • Children's Day (Myanmar)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Absalom Jones (Episcopal Church (USA))
    • Beatrice of Ornacieux
    • Castor of Karden
    • Catherine of Ricci
    • Ermenilda of Ely
    • Fulcran
    • Polyeuctus (Roman Catholic Church)
    • February 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Radio Day

External links

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