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Events

  • 62Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
  • 756An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang Dynasty, declares himself emperor and establishes the state of Yan.
  • 1576Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
  • 1597 – A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
  • 1778South Carolina becomes the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
  • 1782 – Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.
  • 1783 – In Calabria a sequence of strong earthquakes begins.
  • 1807HMS Blenheim (1761) and HMS Java disappear off the coast of Rodrigues.
  • 1810Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
  • 1818Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 1849University of Wisconsin–Madison's first class meets at Madison Female Academy.
  • 1852 – The New Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
  • 1859Wallachia and Moldavia are united under Alexandru Ioan Cuza as the United Principalities, an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire, which ushered the birth of the modern Romanian state.
  • 1869 – The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the "Welcome Stranger", is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
  • 1885 – King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
  • 1905 – in Mexico, the General Hospital of Mexico is inaugurated, started with four basic specialities.
  • 1909 – Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the creation of Bakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.
  • 1913Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
  • 1917 – The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
  • 1917 – The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.
  • 1918Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane; this is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
  • 1918 – Template:SS is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
  • 1919Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith launch United Artists.
  • 1924 – The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal.
  • 1933 – Mutiny on Royal Netherlands Navy warship HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën off the coast of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies.
  • 1939 – Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th "Caudillo de España", or Leader of Spain.
  • 1941World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
  • 1945 – World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
  • 1946 – The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
  • 1958Gamal Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
  • 1958 – A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
  • 1962French President Charles de Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
  • 1963 – The European Court of Justice's ruling in Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen establishes the principle of direct effect, one of the most important, if not the most important, decisions in the development of European Union law.
  • 1971 – Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
  • 1975 – Riots break in Lima, Peru after the police forces go on strike the day before. The uprising (locally known as the Limazo) is bloodily suppressed by the military dictatorship.
  • 1985 – Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.
  • 1988Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
  • 1994Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • 1994 – Markale massacres, more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell explodes in a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
  • 1997 – The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
  • 2000 – Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
  • 2004 – Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
  • 2008 – A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States kills 57.

Births

  • 976Emperor Sanjō of Japan (d. 1017)
  • 1505Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian and author (d. 1572)
  • 1519René of Châlon, (d. 1544)
  • 1534Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian soldier, composer, and critic (d. 1612)
  • 1589Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet and educator (d. 1669)
  • 1594Biagio Marini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1663)
  • 1608Gaspar Schott, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1666)
  • 1626Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
  • 1650Anne Jules de Noailles, French general (d. 1708)
  • 1703Gilbert Tennent, Irish-American minister (d. 1764)
  • 1723John Witherspoon, Scottish-American minister and academic (d. 1794)
  • 1725James Otis, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1783)
  • 1748Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer and conductor (d. 1798)
  • 1788Robert Peel, English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1850)
  • 1795Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist, geologist, and physicist (d. 1871)
  • 1804Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet and hymn-writer (d. 1877)
  • 1808Carl Spitzweg, German painter and poet (d. 1885)
  • 1827Peter Lalor, Irish-Australian activist and politician (d. 1889)
  • 1810Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist and composer (d. 1880)
  • 1837Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist and publisher, founded Moody Church, Moody Bible Institute, and Moody Publishers (d. 1899)
  • 1840John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish businessman, co-founded Dunlop Rubber (d. 1921)
  • 1840 – Hiram Maxim, American engineer, invented the Maxim gun (d. 1916)
  • 1847Eduard Magnus Jakobson, Estonian missionary and engraver (d. 1903)
  • 1848Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author and critic (d. 1907)
  • 1848 – Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean lieutenant (d. 1882)
  • 1852Terauchi Masatake, Japanese field marshal and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1919)
  • 1866Domhnall Ua Buachalla, Irish politician, 3rd and last Governor-General of the Irish Free State (d. 1963)
  • 1876Ernie McLea, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1931)
  • 1878André Citroën, French engineer and businessman, founded Citroën (d. 1935)
  • 1880Gabriel Voisin, French pilot and engineer (d. 1973)
  • 1889Patsy Hendren, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1962)
  • 1889 – Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (d. 1962)
  • 1889 – Recep Peker, Turkish officer and politician (d. 1950)
  • 1897Dirk Stikker, Dutch businessman and politician, 3rd Secretary General of NATO (d. 1979)
  • 1900Adlai Stevenson II, American soldier, politician, and diplomat, 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1965)
  • 1903Joan Whitney Payson, American businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 1975)
  • 1906John Carradine, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1907Birgit Dalland, Norwegian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1907 – Pierre Pflimlin, French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2000)
  • 1908Marie Baron, Dutch swimmer and diver (d. 1948)
  • 1908 – Peg Entwistle, Welsh-American actress (d. 1932)
  • 1908 – Daisy and Violet Hilton, English conjoined twins (d. 1969)
  • 1909Grażyna Bacewicz, Polish violinist and composer (d. 1969)
  • 1910Charles Philippe Leblond, French-Canadian biologist and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1910 – Francisco Varallo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2010)
  • 1911Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
  • 1914William S. Burroughs, American author and painter (d. 1997)
  • 1914 – Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, English physiologist, biophysicist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1915Robert Hofstadter, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)
  • 1917Ruth Mott, English chef and author (d. 2012)
  • 1917 – Isuzu Yamada, Japanese actress (d. 2012)
  • 1919Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1919 – Tim Holt, American actor (d. 1973)
  • 1919 – Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1996)
  • 1921Ken Adam, German-born English production designer and art director (d. 2016)
  • 1924Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Indian cardinal (d. 2014)
  • 1927Robert Allen, American pianist and composer (d. 2000)
  • 1927 – Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Dutch captain and pilot (d. 1977)
  • 1928Tage Danielsson, Swedish author, actor, and director (d. 1985)
  • 1928 – Andrew Greeley, American priest, sociologist, and author (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – P. J. Vatikiotis, Israeli-American historian and political scientist (d. 1997)
  • 1929Luc Ferrari, French pianist and composer (d. 2005)
  • 1929 – Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician, 19th Chancellor of Austria (d. 2008)
  • 1932Cesare Maldini, Italian footballer and manager (d. 2016)
  • 1933Jörn Donner, Finnish director and screenwriter
  • 1933 – B.S. Johnson, English author, poet, and critic (d. 1973)
  • 1934Hank Aaron. American baseball player
  • 1934 – Don Cherry, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1935Alex Harvey, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)
  • 1936K. S. Nissar Ahmed, Indian poet and academic
  • 1937Stuart Damon, American actor and singer
  • 1937 – Larry Hillman, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1937 – Gaston Roelants, Belgian runner
  • 1937 – Alar Toomre, Estonian-American astronomer and mathematician
  • 1937 – Wang Xuan, Chinese computer scientist and academic (d. 2006)
  • 1938Rafael Nieto Navia, Colombian lawyer, jurist, and diplomat
  • 1939Brian Luckhurst, English cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1940H. R. Giger, Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – Luke Graham, American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1940 – Dick Warlock, Canadian actor and stuntman
  • 1941Stephen J. Cannell. American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1941 – David Selby, American actor and playwright
  • 1941 – Kaspar Villiger, Swiss engineer and politician, 85th President of the Swiss Confederation
  • 1942Roger Staubach, American football player, sportscaster, and businessman
  • 1943Nolan Bushnell, American engineer and businessman, founded Atari, Inc.
  • 1943 – Michael Mann, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1943 – Craig Morton, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1944Henfil, Brazilian journalist, author, and illustrator (d. 1988)
  • 1944 – Al Kooper, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1944 – Tamanoumi Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (d. 1971)
  • 1945Douglas Hogg, English lawyer and politician, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  • 1946Amnon Dankner, Israeli journalist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1946 – Mauro Pagani, Italian singer-songwriter and violinist
  • 1946 – Charlotte Rampling, English actress, model and chanteuse
  • 1947Mary L. Cleave, American engineer and astronaut
  • 1947 – Clemente Mastella, Italian politician, Italian Minister of Justice
  • 1947 – Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1948Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish footballer and manager
  • 1948 – Christopher Guest, American actor and director
  • 1948 – Barbara Hershey, American actress
  • 1948 – Errol Morris, American director and producer
  • 1948 – Tom Wilkinson, English actor
  • 1949Kurt Beck, German soldier and politician
  • 1949 – Yvon Vallières, Canadian educator and politician
  • 1950Catherine Castel, French actress and makeup artist
  • 1950 – Jonathan Freeman, American actor and singer
  • 1951Russell Grant, English astrologer and author
  • 1951 – Nikolay Merkushkin, Mordovian engineer and politician, 1st Head of the Republic of Mordovia
  • 1951 – Elizabeth Swados, American composer and director (d. 2016)
  • 1952Daniel Balavoine, French singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1986)
  • 1952 – Vladimir Moskovkin, Ukrainian-Russian geographer, economist, and academic
  • 1953Freddie Aguilar, Filipino singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1953 – John Beilein, American basketball player and coach
  • 1953 – Gustavo Benítez, Paraguayan footballer and manager
  • 1954Cliff Martinez, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1954 – Frank Walker, Australian journalist and author
  • 1955Mike Heath, American baseball player and manager
  • 1955 – Kenji Ohba, Japanese actor
  • 1956Héctor Rebaque, Mexican race car driver
  • 1956 – David Wiesner, American author and illustrator
  • 1957Jüri Tamm, Estonian hammer thrower and politician
  • 1957 – Nick Laird-Clowes, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1958Hong Yeo-jin, South Korean actress and beauty pageant winner
  • 1959Sudip Chatterjee, Indian footballer and manager (d. 2006)
  • 1959 – Jennifer Granholm Canadian-American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of Michigan
  • 1959 – Armando Husillos, Argentinian footballer and manager
  • 1960Aris Christofellis, Greek soprano and musicologist
  • 1960 – Bonnie Crombie, Canadian businesswoman and politician, 6th Mayor of Mississauga
  • 1961Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1961 – Tim Meadows, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Hakan Peker, Turkish singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1962Jacqui Dankworth, English singer and actress
  • 1962 – Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963Steven Shainberg, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1964Laura Linney, American actress
  • 1964 – Duff McKagan, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1964 – Helena Bergström, Swedish actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1964 – Piotr Trzaskalski, Polish director and screenwriter
  • 1965Tarik Benhabiles, Algerian-French tennis player and coach
  • 1965 – Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer and manager
  • 1965 – Keith Moseley, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1966Dean Nalder, Australian footballer and politician
  • 1966 – José María Olazábal, Spanish golfer
  • 1966 – Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993)
  • 1967Chris Parnell, American actor and comedian
  • 1968Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
  • 1968 – Marcus Grönholm, Finnish race car driver
  • 1969Michael Sheen, Welsh actor and director
  • 1969 – Derek Stephen Prince, American voice actor
  • 1970Jean-Marc Jaumin, Belgian basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Darren Lehmann, Australian cricketer and coach
  • 1971Michel Breistroff, French ice hockey player (d. 1996)
  • 1971 – Sara Evans, American singer-songwriter
  • 1972 – Brad Fittler, Australian rugby player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1973Richard Matvichuk, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1973 – Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch singer-songwriter
  • 1973 – Luke Ricketson, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
  • 1974Juha Tapio, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1975Adam Carson, American drummer
  • 1975 – Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1976John Aloisi, Australian footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Brian Moorman, American football player
  • 1977Ben Ainslie, English sailor
  • 1977 – Simone Cristicchi, Italian singer-songwriter
  • 1977 – Adam Everett, American baseball player and coach
  • 1977 – Andrew Baldwin, American soldier, physician, and triathlete
  • 1977 – Andrejs Prohorenkovs, Latvian footballer and manager
  • 1977 – Elin Topuzakov, Bulgarian footballer and manager
  • 1978Brian Russell, American football player
  • 1978 – Samuel Sánchez, Spanish cyclist
  • 1980Stefano Di Fiordo, Italian footballer
  • 1980 – Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer, created LiveJournal
  • 1980 – Peter, Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia
  • 1980 – Tiwa Savage, Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1980 – Jo Swinson, English politician
  • 1981Sara Michael Foster, American actress and producer
  • 1981 – Mia Hansen-Løve, French director and screenwriter
  • 1981 – Loukas Vyntra, Czech-Greek footballer
  • 1981 – Julie Zenatti, French singer and actress
  • 1982Kevin Everett, American football player
  • 1982 – Tomáš Kopecký, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Rodrigo Palacio, Argentinian footballer
  • 1983Sanna Askelöf, Swedish martial artist
  • 1984Carlos Tevez, Argentinian footballer
  • 1985Lindsey Cardinale, American singer
  • 1985 – Constantinos Georgiades, Cypriot footballer
  • 1985 – Lloyd Johansson, Australian rugby player
  • 1985 – Laurence Maroney, American football player
  • 1985 – Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese footballer
  • 1986Vedran Ćorluka, Croatian footballer
  • 1986 – Manuel Fernandes, Portuguese footballer
  • 1986 – Gerardo Flores, Mexican footballer
  • 1986 – Sekope Kepu, Australian-New Zealand rugby player
  • 1986 – Roger Kluge, German cyclist
  • 1986 – Sebastián Pinto, Chilean footballer
  • 1986 – Madison Rayne, American wrestler
  • 1986 – Billy Sharp, English footballer
  • 1986 – Reed Sorenson, American race car driver
  • 1986 – Carlos Villanueva, Chilean footballer
  • 1987Darren Criss, American actor, singer, and entrepreneur
  • 1987 – Curtis Jerrells, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Alex Kuznetsov, Ukrainian-American tennis player
  • 1987 – Linus Omark, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Donald Sanford, American-Israeli sprinter
  • 1988Natalie Geisenberger, German luger
  • 1988 – Kevin J. Maclean, Scottish singer-songwriter
  • 1988 – Karin Ontiveros, Mexican model and sportscaster
  • 1989Marina Melnikova, Russian tennis player
  • 1990Dmitry Andreikin, Russian chess player
  • 1990 – Lars Krogh Gerson, Luxembourgian-Norwegian footballer
  • 1990 – Kim Ji-soo, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1990 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Indian cricketer
  • 1990 – Jordan Rhodes, Scottish footballer
  • 1991Nabil Bahoui, Swedish footballer
  • 1991 – Alba Riquelme, Paraguayan model, Miss Paraguay 2011
  • 1991 – Gerald Tusha, Albanian footballer
  • 1992Neymar, Brazilian footballer
  • 1992 – Nabilla Benattia, French model
  • 1992 – Stefan de Vrij, Dutch footballer
  • 1993Aleksandr Ilyin, Russian footballer
  • 1993 – Ty Rattie, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1994Arisa Komiya, Japanese actress and model
  • 1994 – Saki Nakajima, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1995Adnan Januzaj, Belgian-Albanian footballer
  • 1997Patrick Roberts, English footballer
  • 1998Sara Tomic, Australian tennis player
  • 2001Juan Karlos Labajo, Filipino singer and actor

Deaths

  • 523Avitus of Vienne, Latin archbishop and saint (b. 470)
  • 806Emperor Kanmu, Japanese emperor (b. 737)
  • 1578Giovanni Battista Moroni, Italian painter (b. 1520)
  • 1705Philipp Spener, German theologian and author (b. 1635)
  • 1751Henri François d'Aguesseau, French jurist and politician, Chancellor of France (b. 1668)
  • 1754Nicolaas Kruik, Dutch astronomer and cartographer (b. 1678)
  • 1766Count Leopold Joseph von Daun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
  • 1775Eusebius Amort, German theologian and academic (b. 1692)
  • 1790William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist (b. 1710)
  • 1807Pasquale Paoli, Corsican commander and politician (b. 1725)
  • 1881Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher, historian, and academic (b. 1795)
  • 1882Adolfo Rivadeneyra, Spanish orientalist and diplomat (b. 1841)
  • 1892Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish author (b. 1807)
  • 1915Ross Barnes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1850)
  • 1917Jaber II Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1860)
  • 1922Christiaan de Wet, South African general and politician, State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1854)
  • 1922 – Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, Croatian engineer, invented the Mechanical pencil (b. 1871)
  • 1927Inayat Khan, Indian mystic and educator (b. 1882)
  • 1931Athanasios Eftaxias, Greek politician, 118th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1849)
  • 1933Josiah Thomas, English-Australian miner and politician (b. 1863)
  • 1937Lou Andreas-Salomé, Russian-German psychoanalyst and author (b. 1861)
  • 1938Hans Litten, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1903)
  • 1941Banjo Paterson, Australian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1864)
  • 1941 – Otto Strandman, Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1875)
  • 1946George Arliss, English actor and playwright (b. 1868)
  • 1948Johannes Blaskowitz, German general (b. 1883)
  • 1952Adela Verne, English pianist and composer (b. 1877)
  • 1955Victor Houteff, Bulgarian religious reformer and author (b. 1885)
  • 1957Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon and author (b. 1890)
  • 1962Jacques Ibert, French-Swiss composer (b. 1890)
  • 1967Leon Leonwood Bean, American businessman, founded L.L.Bean (b. 1872)
  • 1967 – Violeta Parra, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1917)
  • 1969Thelma Ritter, American actress and singer (b. 1902)
  • 1970Rudy York, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1913)
  • 1972Marianne Moore, American poet, author, critic, and translator (b. 1887)
  • 1976Rudy Pompilli, American saxophonist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1926)
  • 1977Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1894)
  • 1981Ella T. Grasso, American politician, 83rd Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)
  • 1982Neil Aggett, Kenyan-South African physician and union leader (b. 1953)
  • 1983Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, American chemist and academic (b. 1925)
  • 1987William Collier, Jr., American actor and producer (b. 1902)
  • 1989Joe Raposo, American pianist and composer (b. 1937)
  • 1991Dean Jagger, American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1992Miguel Rolando Covian, Argentinian-Brazilian physiologist and academic (b. 1913)
  • 1993Seán Flanagan, Irish footballer and politician, 7th Irish Minister for Health (b. 1922)
  • 1993 – Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
  • 1993 – William Pène du Bois, American author and illustrator (b. 1916)
  • 1995Doug McClure, American actor (b. 1935)
  • 1997Pamela Harriman, English-American diplomat, 58th United States Ambassador to France (b. 1920)
  • 1997 – René Huyghe, French historian and author (b. 1906)
  • 1998Tim Kelly, American guitarist (b. 1963)
  • 1999Wassily Leontief, Russian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • 2000Claude Autant-Lara, French director and screenwriter (b. 1901)
  • 2004John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)
  • 2005Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Togolese general and politician, President of Togo (b. 1937)
  • 2005 – Michalina Wisłocka, Polish gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1921)
  • 2006Norma Candal, Puerto Rican-American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2007Leo T. McCarthy, New Zealand-American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 43rd Lieutenant Governor of California (b. 1930)
  • 2007 – Alfred Worm, Austrian journalist, author, and academic (b. 1945)
  • 2008Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founded Transcendental Meditation (b. 1918)
  • 2010Brendan Burke, Canadian ice hockey player and activist (b. 1988)
  • 2010 – Harry Schwarz, South African lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 13th South Africa Ambassador to United States (b. 1924)
  • 2011Brian Jacques, English author and radio host (b. 1939)
  • 2011 – Peggy Rea, American actress and casting director (b. 1921)
  • 2012Sam Coppola, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – Al De Lory, American keyboard player, conductor, and producer (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – John Turner Sargent, Sr., American publisher (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Jo Zwaan, Dutch sprinter (b. 1922)
  • 2013Reinaldo Gargano, Uruguayan journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Uruguay (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer and conductor (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Tom McGuigan, New Zealand soldier and politician, 23rd New Zealand Minister of Health (b. 1921)
  • 2014Robert A. Dahl, American political scientist and academic (b. 1915)
  • 2014 – Samantha Juste, English-American singer and television host (b. 1944)
  • 2015K. N. Choksy, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka (b. 1933)
  • 2015 – Marisa Del Frate, Italian actress and singer (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Val Logsdon Fitch, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Herman Rosenblat, Polish-American author (b. 1929)
  • 2016Ciriaco Cañete, Filipino martial artist (b. 1919)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Agatha of Sicily
    • Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson (Episcopal Church (USA))
    • Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan (in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Anglican Church in Japan)
    • February 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Day (Mexico)
  • Crown Princess Mary's birthday (Denmark)
  • Kashmir Solidarity Day (Pakistan)
  • Liberation Day (San Marino)
  • National Weatherperson's Day (United States)
  • Runeberg's Birthday (Finland)
  • Unity Day (Burundi)

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