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Events

  • 1229 – The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, signs a ten-year truce[1] with al-Kamil, regaining Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem with neither military engagements nor support from the papacy.
  • 1268 – The Battle of Wesenberg is fought between the Livonian Order and Dovmont of Pskov.[2]
  • 1332Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
  • 1478George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is executed in private at the Tower of London.
  • 1637Eighty Years' War: Off the coast of Cornwall, England, a Spanish fleet intercepts an important Anglo-Dutch merchant convoy of 44 vessels escorted by six warships, destroying or capturing 20 of them.
  • 1781Fourth Anglo-Dutch War: Captain Thomas Shirley opens his expedition against Dutch colonial outposts on the Gold Coast of Africa (present-day Ghana).
  • 1791 – Congress passes a law admitting the state of Vermont to the Union, effective 4 March, after that state had existed for 14 years as a de facto independent largely unrecognized state.
  • 1797French Revolutionary Wars: Sir Ralph Abercromby and a fleet of 18 British warships invade Trinidad.
  • 1814Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Montereau.
  • 1861 – In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1861 – With Italian unification almost complete, Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia assumes the title of King of Italy.
  • 1873Bulgarian revolutionary leader Vasil Levski is executed by hanging in Sofia by the Ottoman authorities.
  • 1878John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jesse Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
  • 1885Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States.
  • 1900Second Boer War: Imperial forces suffer their worst single-day loss of life on Bloody Sunday, the first day of the Battle of Paardeberg.
  • 1906Édouard de Laveleye forms the Belgian Olympic Committee in Brussels.
  • 1911 – The first official flight with airmail takes place from Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now India), when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about Script error: No such module "convert". away.
  • 1930 – While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
  • 1930 – Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft.
  • 1932 – The Empire of Japan creates the independent state of Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) free from the Republic of China and installed former Chinese Emperor Aisin Gioro Puyi as Chief Executive of the State.
  • 1938Second Sino-Japanese War: During the Nanking Massacre, the Nanking Safety Zone International Committee is renamed "Nanking International Rescue Committee", and the safety zone in place for refugees falls apart.
  • 1942World War II: The Imperial Japanese Army begins the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore.
  • 1943 – World War II: The Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement.
  • 1943 – World War II: Joseph Goebbels delivers his Sportpalast speech.
  • 1946 – Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny in Bombay harbour, from where the action spreads throughout the Provinces of British India, involving 78 ships, twenty shore establishments and 20,000 sailors
  • 1947First Indochina War: The French gain complete control of Hanoi after forcing the Viet Minh to withdraw to mountains.
  • 1954 – The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles.
  • 1955Operation Teapot: Teapot test shot "Wasp" is successfully detonated at the Nevada Test Site with a yield of 1.2 kilotons. Wasp is the first of fourteen shots in the Teapot series.
  • 1957Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
  • 1957 – Walter James Bolton becomes the last person legally executed in New Zealand.
  • 1965The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1970 – The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
  • 1972 – The California Supreme Court in the case of People v. Anderson, (6 Cal.3d 628) invalidates the state's death penalty and commutes the sentences of all death row inmates to life imprisonment.
  • 1977 – The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden "flight" on top of a Boeing 747.
  • 1979Richard Petty wins a then-record sixth Daytona 500 after leaders Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough crash on the final lap of the first NASCAR race televised live flag-to-flag.
  • 1983 – Thirteen people die and one is seriously injured in the Wah Mee massacre in Seattle. It is said to be the largest robbery-motivated mass-murder in U.S. history.
  • 1991 – The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
  • 2001FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 2001 – Sampit conflict: Inter-ethnic violence between Dayaks and Madurese breaks out in Sampit, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, ultimately resulting in more than 500 deaths and 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes.
  • 2003 – Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
  • 2004 – Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Nishapur, Iran, when a runaway freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertilizer catches fire and explodes.
  • 2007Samjhauta Express bombings occurred around midnight in Diwana near the Indian city of Panipat, 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of New Delhi, India.
  • 2010WikiLeaks publishes the first of hundreds of thousands of classified documents disclosed by the soldier now known as Chelsea Manning.
  • 2013 – Armed robbers steal a haul of diamonds worth $50 million during a raid at Brussels Airport in Belgium.
  • 2014 – At least 76 people are killed and hundreds are injured in clashes between riot police and demonstrators in Kiev, Ukraine.

Births

  • 1201Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Persian scientist and writer (d. 1274)
  • 1372Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, Egyptian jurist and scholar (d. 1448)
  • 1486Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Indian monk and saint (d. 1534)
  • 1516Mary I of England (d. 1558)[3]
  • 1530Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese daimyō (d. 1578)
  • 1543Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)[4]
  • 1547Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, founder of Isfahan School of Islamic Philosophy (d. 1621)
  • 1559Isaac Casaubon, Swiss philologist and scholar (d. 1614)[5]
  • 1589Henry Vane the Elder, English politician (d. 1655)
  • 1589 – Maarten Gerritsz Vries, Dutch explorer (d. 1646)
  • 1602Per Brahe the Younger, Swedish soldier and politician, Governor-General of Finland (d. 1680)
  • 1609Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, English historian and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1674)
  • 1626Francesco Redi, Italian physician (d. 1697)
  • 1632Giovanni Battista Vitali, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1692)
  • 1642Marie Champmeslé, French actress (d. 1698)
  • 1658Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French philosopher and author (d. 1743)
  • 1732Johann Christian Kittel, German organist and composer (d. 1809)
  • 1745Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist, invented the battery (d. 1827)
  • 1814Samuel Fenton Cary, American lawyer and politician (d. 1900)
  • 1817Lewis Armistead, American general (d. 1863)
  • 1836Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Indian mystic and yogi (d. 1886)
  • 1838Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist and philosopher (d. 1916)
  • 1846Wilson Barrett, English actor, playwright, and manager (d. 1904)
  • 1848Louis Comfort Tiffany, American stained glass artist (d. 1933)
  • 1849Alexander Kielland, Norwegian author, playwright, and politician (d. 1906)
  • 1850George Henschel, German-English singer-songwriter, pianist, and conductor (d. 1934)
  • 1855Jean Jules Jusserand, French historian, author, and diplomat, French Ambassador to the United States (d. 1932)
  • 1860Anders Zorn, Swedish artist (d. 1920)
  • 1862Charles M. Schwab, American businessman, co-founded Bethlehem Steel (d. 1939)
  • 1867Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German writer (d. 1950)
  • 1870William Laurel Harris, American painter and author (d. 1924)
  • 1871Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)
  • 1883Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek philosopher, author, and playwright (d. 1957)
  • 1885Henri Laurens, French sculptor and illustrator (d. 1954)
  • 1893Maksim Haretski, Belarusian prose writer, journalist and activist (d. 1938)
  • 1890Edward Arnold, American actor (d. 1956)
  • 1890 – Adolphe Menjou, American actor (d. 1963)
  • 1892Wendell Willkie, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1944)
  • 1896Li Linsi, Chinese educator and diplomat (d. 1970)
  • 1898Enzo Ferrari, Italian race car driver and businessman, founded Ferrari (d. 1988)
  • 1898 – Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet and politician, 1st Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (d. 1980)
  • 1899Arthur Bryant, English historian and journalist (d. 1985)
  • 1903Nikolai Podgorny, Ukrainian engineer and politician (d. 1983)
  • 1905Queenie Leonard, English actress (d. 2002)[6]
  • 1906Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician and academic (d. 1980)
  • 1909Wallace Stegner, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1993)
  • 1914Pee Wee King, American singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 2000)
  • 1915Phyllis Calvert, English actress (d. 2002)[7]
  • 1916Jean Drapeau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 37th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1999)
  • 1919Jack Palance, American boxer and actor (d. 2006)
  • 1920Bill Cullen, American game show panelist and host (d. 1990)
  • 1920 – Rolande Falcinelli, French organist, pianist, composer, and pedagogue (d. 2006)
  • 1921Mary Amdur, American toxicologist and public health researcher (d. 1998)
  • 1921 – Oscar Feltsman, Ukrainian-Russian pianist and composer (d. 2013)
  • 1922Eric Gairy, Grenadan politician, 1st Prime Minister of Grenada (d. 1997)[8]
  • 1922 – Helen Gurley Brown, American journalist and author (d. 2012)[9]
  • 1922 – Allan Melvin, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1925George Kennedy, American actor (d. 2016)[10]
  • 1925 – Halit Kıvanç, Turkish journalist and sportscaster
  • 1925 – Ghafar Baba, Malaysian politician (d. 2006)[11]
  • 1926Wallace Berman, American painter and illustrator (d. 1976)
  • 1927Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, manager, and scout (d. 2016)
  • 1927 – Fazal Mahmood, Pakistani cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1927 – John Warner, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 61st United States Secretary of the Navy
  • 1928Rex Mossop, Australian rugby player and sportscaster (d. 2011)
  • 1929Len Deighton, English historian and author
  • 1929 – André Mathieu, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1968)
  • 1931Johnny Hart, American cartoonist, co-created The Wizard of Id (d. 2007)
  • 1931 – Toni Morrison, American novelist and editor, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2019).[12]
  • 1931 – Swraj Paul, Baron Paul, Indian-English businessman and philanthropist
  • 1931 – John Ryden, Scottish footballer, centre half (d. 2013)[13]
  • 1931 – Bob St. Clair, American football player (d. 2015)
  • 1932Miloš Forman, Czech-American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2018)[14]
  • 1933Yoko Ono, Japanese-American multimedia artist and musician[15]
  • 1933 – Bobby Robson, English international footballer, inside forward and international manager (d. 2009)[16]
  • 1933 – Mary Ure, Scottish-English actress (d. 1975)
  • 1934Skip Battin, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2003)
  • 1934 – Dave Dunmore, English footballer, centre forward[17]
  • 1934 – Audre Lorde, American poet, essayist, memoirist, and activist (d. 1992)
  • 1934 – Paco Rabanne, Spanish-French fashion designer
  • 1936Jean M. Auel, American author
  • 1938Manny Mota, Dominican baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1938 – Sadanoyama Shinmatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 50th Yokozuna (d. 2017)
  • 1938 – István Szabó, Hungarian director and screenwriter
  • 1939Claude Ake, Nigerian political scientist and academic (d. 1996)
  • 1939 – Bobby Hart, American singer-songwriter
  • 1939 – Marlos Nobre, Brazilian composer
  • 1940Fabrizio De André, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
  • 1940 – Prue Leith, English restaurateur and journalist
  • 1941Herman Santiago, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter
  • 1941 – Irma Thomas, American singer
  • 1943Graeme Garden, Scottish comedian, actor, and author
  • 1944Pat Bowlen, American businessman (d. 2019)
  • 1945Judy Rankin, American golfer and sportscaster
  • 1946Michael Buerk, English journalist
  • 1947Dennis DeYoung, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1947 – Eliot Engel, American educator and politician
  • 1948Sinéad Cusack, Irish actress
  • 1948 – Bruce Francis, Australian cricketer
  • 1948 – Keith Knudsen, American singer-songwriter and drummer (d. 2005)
  • 1949Gary Ridgway, American criminal, Green River Killer
  • 1950Nana Amba Eyiaba I, Ghanaian queen mother and advocate[18]
  • 1950 – Cristina Ferrare, American model, actress, author, and television host
  • 1950 – John Hughes, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1950 – Cybill Shepherd, American actress and singer
  • 1951Queen Komal of Nepal
  • 1951 – Isabel Preysler, Filipino-Spanish journalist
  • 1952Randy Crawford, American jazz and R&B singer
  • 1952 – Maurice Lucas, American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)
  • 1952 – Juice Newton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Bernard Valcourt, Canadian lawyer and politician
  • 1953Robbie Bachman, Canadian rock drummer
  • 1953 – Derek Pellicci, English-Australian drummer
  • 1954Charlie Fowler, American mountaineer, author, and photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1954 – Paul Rendall, English rugby player[19]
  • 1954 – John Travolta, American actor and producer
  • 1955Cheetah Chrome, American musician
  • 1955 – Miles Tredinnick, English singer-songwriter and playwright
  • 1955 – Lisa See, American writer and novelist[20]
  • 1956Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer-songwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1956 – Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgian businessman and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Georgia
  • 1957Marita Koch, German sprinter
  • 1957 – Vanna White, American model and game show host
  • 1959Jayne Atkinson, English-American actress
  • 1959 – James Metzger, American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1960Andy Moog, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1960 – Greta Scacchi, Italian-Australian actress
  • 1963Rob Andrew, English rugby player and cricketer
  • 1964Matt Dillon, American actor and director
  • 1964 – Paul Hanley, English drummer and songwriter
  • 1965Dr. Dre, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1966Phillip DeFreitas, Dominican-English cricketer
  • 1967Roberto Baggio, Italian footballer
  • 1967 – Colin Jackson, Welsh sprinter and hurdler[21]
  • 1968Molly Ringwald, American actress
  • 1969Tomaž Humar, Slovenian mountaineer (d. 2009)
  • 1969 – Alexander Mogilny, Russian-American ice hockey player
  • 1970Susan Egan, American actress and singer
  • 1970 – James H. Fowler, American political scientist and author
  • 1970 – Raine Maida, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1970 – Massimo Taibi, Italian footballer
  • 1971Thomas Bjorn, Danish golfer
  • 1971 – Merritt Gant, American guitarist
  • 1972Fabian Picardo, Gibraltarian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Gibraltar
  • 1973Shawn Estes, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Claude Makélélé, French footballer and manager
  • 1974Carrie Ann Baade, American painter and academic
  • 1974 – Jamey Carroll, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Radek Černý, Czech international footballer, goalkeeper[22]
  • 1974 – Ruby Dhalla, Canadian chiropractor and politician
  • 1974 – Julia Butterfly Hill, American environmentalist and author
  • 1974 – Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Russian tennis player
  • 1974 – Jillian Michaels, American fitness trainer and author
  • 1975Gary Neville, English footballer and coach
  • 1976Leilani Munter, American race car driver and environmentalist
  • 1976 – Chanda Rubin, American tennis player[23]
  • 1976 – Bernadette Sembrano, Filipino journalist
  • 1978Josip Šimunić, Croatian footballer
  • 1979Tinu Yohannan, Indian cricketer
  • 1980Aivar Anniste, Estonian footballer
  • 1980 – Nik Antropov, Kazakhstani-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Regina Spektor, Russian-American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
  • 1981Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
  • 1981 – Alex Ríos, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Ivan Sproule, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1981 – Larry Sweeney, American wrestler and manager (d. 2011)
  • 1982Juelz Santana, American rapper and actor
  • 1982 – Christian Tiffert, German footballer
  • 1983Jermaine Jenas, English international footballer, midfielder, pundit[24]
  • 1984Carlos Kameni, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1985Anton Ferdinand, English footballer
  • 1985 – Lee Boyd Malvo, Jamaican-American murderer
  • 1985 – Jos van Emden, Dutch cyclist[25]
  • 1986Robert DeLong, American singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Marc Torrejón, Spanish footballer
  • 1987Cristian Tănase, Romanian footballer
  • 1988Changmin, South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
  • 1990Didi Gregorius, Dutch baseball player
  • 1990 – Cody Hodgson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1991Sebastian Neumann, German footballer
  • 1991 – Henry Surtees, English race car driver (d. 2009)
  • 1994Jake Trbojevic, Australian rugby league player
  • 1994 – J-Hope, South Korean rapper, dancer, singer-songwriter[26]

Deaths

  • 675Colmán, bishop of Lindisfarne
  • 814Angilbert, Frankish monk and diplomat (b. 760)
  • 901Thābit ibn Qurra, Arab astronomer and physician (b. 826)
  • 999Gregory V, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 972)
  • 1139Yaropolk II, Grand Prince of Kiev (b. 1082)
  • 1218Berthold V, duke of Zähringen (b. 1160)
  • 1225Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk, Norman nobleman
  • 1294Kublai Khan, Mongol emperor (b. 1215)
  • 1379Albert II, duke of Mecklenburg (b. 1318)
  • 1397Enguerrand VII, French nobleman (b. 1340)
  • 1405Timur, Turco-Mongol ruler (b. 1336)
  • 1455Fra Angelico, Italian priest and painter (b. 1395)
  • 1478George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, English nobleman (b. 1449)
  • 1502Hedwig Jagiellon, duchess of Bavaria (b. 1457)
  • 1535Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, German magician, astrologer, and theologian (b. 1486)
  • 1546Martin Luther, German priest and theologian, leader of the Protestant Reformation (b. 1483)
  • 1564Michelangelo, Italian sculptor and painter (b. 1475)
  • 1654Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French author (b. 1594)
  • 1658John Villiers, 1st Viscount Purbeck, English courtier (b. c. 1591)
  • 1683Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Dutch painter (b. 1620)
  • 1695William Phips, governor of Massachusetts (b. 1650)
  • 1712Louis, Dauphin of France, (b. 1682)
  • 1743Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, Italian noble (b. 1667)
  • 1748Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1677)
  • 1772Count Johann Hartwig Ernst von Bernstorff, Danish politician (b. 1712)
  • 1778Joseph Marie Terray, French economist and politician, Controller-General of Finances (b. 1715)
  • 1780Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian pastor and poet (b. 1714)
  • 1788John Whitehurst, English geologist and clockmaker (b. 1713)
  • 1803Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet and educator (b. 1719)
  • 1851Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, German mathematician and academic (b. 1804)
  • 1873Vasil Levski, Bulgarian activist, founded the Internal Revolutionary Organization (b. 1837)
  • 1880Nikolay Zinin, Russian organic chemist (b. 1812)
  • 1893Serranus Clinton Hastings, American lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Justice of California (b. 1814)
  • 1902Charles Lewis Tiffany, American businessman, founded Tiffany & Co. (b. 1812)
  • 1906John Batterson Stetson, American businessman, founded the John B. Stetson Company (b. 1830)
  • 1910Lucy Stanton, American activist (b. 1831)
  • 1911Billy Murdoch, Australian cricketer (b. 1854)
  • 1915Frank James, American soldier and criminal (b. 1843)
  • 1923Alois Rašín, Czech economist and politician (b. 1867)
  • 1931Milan Šufflay, Croatian historian, author, and politician (b. 1879)
  • 1931 – Louis Wolheim, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1880)
  • 1933James J. Corbett, American boxer and actor (b. 1866)
  • 1938David King Udall, American missionary and politician (b. 1851)
  • 1942Albert Payson Terhune, American journalist and author (b. 1872)
  • 1945Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (b. 1906)
  • 1956Gustave Charpentier, French composer (b. 1860)
  • 1957Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan rebel leader (b. 1920)
  • 1957 – Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer, astrophysicist, and academic (b. 1877)
  • 1960Gertrude Vanderbilt, American stage actress (b. c. 1885) [27]
  • 1964Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Canadian inventor and businessman, founded Bombardier Inc. (b. 1907)
  • 1966Robert Rossen, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • 1967J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist and academic (b. 1904)
  • 1969Dragiša Cvetković, Serbian lawyer and politician, 17th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1893)
  • 1973Frank Costello, Italian-American gangster (b. 1891)
  • 1976Wallace Berman, American painter and illustrator (b. 1926)
  • 1977Andy Devine, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1978Maggie McNamara, American actress (b. 1928)
  • 1981Jack Northrop, American engineer and businessman, founded the Northrop Corporation (b. 1895)
  • 1982Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand author (b. 1895)
  • 1989Mildred Burke, American wrestler and trainer (b. 1915)
  • 1990Richard de Zoysa, Sri Lankan journalist (b. 1958)
  • 1993Jacqueline Hill, English actress (b. 1929)
  • 1995Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (b. 1961)
  • 1995 – Bob Stinson, American guitarist (b. 1959)
  • 1997Emily Hahn, American journalist and author (b. 1905)
  • 1998Harry Caray, American sportscaster (b. 1914)
  • 2001Balthus, Polish-Swiss painter and illustrator (b. 1908)
  • 2001 – Dale Earnhardt, American stock car racer and team owner (b. 1951)
  • 2001 – Eddie Mathews, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1931)
  • 2003Isser Harel, Belarusian-Israeli intelligence officer (b. 1912)
  • 2006Bill Cowsill, American singer and guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 2008Alain Robbe-Grillet, French director, screenwriter, and novelist (b. 1922)
  • 2009Tayeb Salih, Sudanese journalist and author (b. 1929)
  • 2009 – Miika Tenkula, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1974)
  • 2010John Babcock, Canadian soldier (b. 1900)
  • 2012George Brizan, Grenadian politician, 9th Prime Minister of Grenada (b. 1942)
  • 2012 – Elizabeth Connell, South African-English soprano (b. 1946)
  • 2013Kevin Ayers, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Jerry Buss, American chemist and businessman (b. 1933)
  • 2014Mavis Gallant, Canadian-French author and playwright (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Kristof Goddaert, Belgian cyclist (b. 1986)
  • 2014 – Nikhil Baran Sengupta, Indian art director and production designer (b. 1943)
  • 2014 – Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (b. 1914)
  • 2015Cass Ballenger, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Jerome Kersey, American basketball player and coach (b. 1962)
  • 2016Abdul Rashid Khan, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1908)
  • 2016 – Pantelis Pantelidis, Greek singer (b. 1983)
  • 2017Ivan Koloff, Canadian wrestler (b. 1942)
  • 2017 – Norma McCorvey, American abortion rights activist; Plaintiff, Roe v. Wade (b. 1947)
  • 2017 – Clyde Stubblefield, American drummer (b. 1943)
  • 2019Alessandro Mendini, Italian designer and architect (b.1931) [28]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Bernadette Soubirous (France)
    • Colmán of Lindisfarne
    • Flavian of Constantinople
    • Geltrude Comensoli
    • Simeon of Jerusalem (Western Christianity)
    • February 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Dialect Day (Amami Islands, Japan)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Gambia from the United Kingdom in 1965.
  • Kurdish Students Union Day (Iraqi Kurdistan)
  • National Democracy Day, celebrates the 1951 overthrow of the Rana dynasty (Nepal)
  • Wife's Day (Konudagur) (Iceland)

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  9. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  10. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  11. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  12. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  13. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  14. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  15. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  16. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  17. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  18. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  19. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  20. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  21. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  22. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  23. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  24. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  25. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  26. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  27. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  28. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".

Script error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters".

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Script error: No such module "Side box".


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