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Events

  • 1579 – The Archdiocese of Manila was made a diocese by a papal bull with Domingo de Salazar being its first bishop.
  • 1649 – The claimant King Charles II of England and Scotland is declared King of Great Britain, by the Parliament of Scotland. This move was not followed by the Parliament of England nor the Parliament of Ireland.
  • 1685James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
  • 1778American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.
  • 1788Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1806Battle of San Domingo: British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.
  • 1815New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
  • 1819 – Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
  • 1820 – The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society depart New York to start a settlement in present-day Liberia.
  • 1833Otto becomes the first modern King of Greece.
  • 1840 – Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
  • 1843 – The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
  • 1851 – The largest Australian bushfires in a populous region in recorded history take place in the state of Victoria.
  • 1862American Civil War: Forces under the command of Ulysses S. Grant and Andrew H. Foote give the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee in the Battle of Fort Henry.
  • 1899Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
  • 1900 – The Permanent Court of Arbitration, an international arbitration court at The Hague, is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
  • 1918 – British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.
  • 1922 – The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
  • 1934Far-right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
  • 1942 – World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand.
  • 1951 – The Canadian Army enters combat in the Korean War.
  • 1951 – The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85 people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail disasters in American history.
  • 1952Elizabeth II becomes queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
  • 1958 – Eight Manchester United F.C. players and 15 other passengers are killed in the Munich air disaster.
  • 1959Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
  • 1959 – At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
  • 1976 – In testimony before a United States Senate subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately $3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.
  • 1978 – The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of four inches an hour.
  • 1981 – The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.
  • 1987 – Justice Mary Gaudron becomes the first woman to be appointed to the High Court of Australia.
  • 1988Michael Jordan makes his signature slam dunk from the free throw line inspiring Air Jordan and the Jumpman logo.
  • 1989 – The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
  • 1996Willamette Valley Flood: Floods in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, United States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.
  • 1996 – Birgenair Flight 301 crashed off the coast of the Dominican Republic, and all 189 people inside the airplane are killed. This is the worst accident/incident involving a Boeing 757.
  • 1998 – Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
  • 2000Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.
  • 2012 – A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits near the central Philippines off the coast of Negros Island causing at least 51 deaths and injuring 112 others.
  • 2013 – A 8.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Solomon Islands killing 10 people and injuring 17 others.
  • 2016 – A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits southern Taiwan, killing at least 38 people and injuring over 530 more.

Births

  • 885Emperor Daigo of Japan (d. 930)
  • 1347Dorothea of Montau, Prussian saint (d. 1394)
  • 1452Joanna, Princess of Portugal (d. 1490)
  • 1465Scipione del Ferro, Italian mathematician and theorist (d. 1526)
  • 1536Sassa Narimasa, Japanese samurai (d. 1588)
  • 1577Beatrice Cenci, Italian murderer (d. 1599)
  • 1582Mario Bettinus, Italian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (d. 1657)
  • 1605Bernard of Corleone, Italian saint (d. 1667)
  • 1608António Vieira, Portuguese priest and philosopher (d. 1697)
  • 1611Chongzhen Emperor of China (d. 1644)
  • 1612Antoine Arnauld, French mathematician, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1694)
  • 1643Johann Kasimir Kolbe von Wartenberg, Prussian politician, 1st Minister President of Prussia (d. 1712)
  • 1664Mustafa II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1703)
  • 1665Anne, Queen of Great Britain (d. 1714)
  • 1695Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss-Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1726)
  • 1726Patrick Russell, Scottish surgeon and zoologist (d. 1805)
  • 1732Charles Lee, English-American general (d. 1782)
  • 1736Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, German-Austrian sculptor (d. 1783)
  • 1744Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
  • 1748Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher and academic, founded the Illuminati (d. 1830)
  • 1753Évariste de Parny, French poet and author (d. 1814)
  • 1756Aaron Burr, American colonel and politician, 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)
  • 1758Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Belarusian-Polish poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1841)
  • 1769Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn, Austrian general (d. 1862)
  • 1772George Murray, Scottish general and politician, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (d. 1830)
  • 1778Ugo Foscolo, Italian author and poet (d. 1827)
  • 1781John Keane, 1st Baron Keane, Irish general and politician, Governor of Saint Lucia (d. 1844)
  • 1796John Stevens Henslow, English botanist and geologist (d. 1861)
  • 1797Joseph von Radowitz, Prussian general and politician, Foreign Minister of Prussia (d. 1853)
  • 1799Imre Frivaldszky, Hungarian botanist and entomologist (d. 1870)
  • 1800Achille Devéria, French painter and lithographer (d. 1857)
  • 1802Charles Wheatstone, English-French physicist and cryptographer (d. 1875)
  • 1811Henry Liddell, English priest, author, and academic (d. 1898)
  • 1814Auguste Chapdelaine, French missionary and saint (d. 1856)
  • 1818William M. Evarts, American lawyer and politician, 27th United States Secretary of State (d. 1901)
  • 1829Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer, French architect, designed the La Santé Prison and Saint-Pierre-de-Montrouge (d. 1914)
  • 1832John Brown Gordon, American general and politician, 53rd Governor of Georgia (d. 1904)
  • 1833José María de Pereda, Spanish author and academic (d. 1906)
  • 1833 – J. E. B. Stuart, American general (d. 1864)
  • 1834Edwin Klebs, German-Swiss pathologist and academic (d. 1913)
  • 1834 – Ema Pukšec, Croatian-German soprano (d. 1889)
  • 1834 – Wilhelm von Scherff, German general and author (d. 1911)
  • 1838Henry Irving, English actor and manager (d. 1905)
  • 1838 – Israel Meir Kagan, Lithuanian-Polish rabbi and author (d. 1933)
  • 1839Eduard Hitzig, German neurologist and psychiatrist (d. 1907)
  • 1843Inoue Kowashi, Japanese scholar and politician (d. 1895)
  • 1843 – Frederic William Henry Myers, English poet and philologist, co-founded the Society for Psychical Research (d. 1901)
  • 1845Isidor Straus, German-American businessman and politician (d. 1912)
  • 1847Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, American architect, designed the Plaza Hotel (d. 1918)
  • 1852C. Lloyd Morgan, English zoologist and psychologist (d. 1936)
  • 1852 – Vasily Safonov, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1918)
  • 1861Nikolay Zelinsky, Russian chemist and academic (d. 1953)
  • 1864John Henry Mackay, Scottish-German philosopher and author (d. 1933)
  • 1866Karl Sapper, German linguist and explorer (d. 1945)
  • 1872Robert Maillart, Swiss engineer, designed the Salginatobel Bridge and Schwandbach Bridge (d. 1940)
  • 1874Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Indian religious leader, founded the Gaudiya Math (d. 1937)
  • 1875Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
  • 1876Henry Blogg, English fisherman and sailor (d. 1954)
  • 1879Othon Friesz, French painter (d. 1949)
  • 1879 – Magnús Guðmundsson, Icelandic lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1937)
  • 1879 – Edwin Samuel Montagu, English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1924)
  • 1879 – Carl Ramsauer, German physicist and author (d. 1955)
  • 1880Nishinoumi Kajirō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 25th Yokozuna (d. 1931)
  • 1884Marcel Cohen, French linguist and scholar (d. 1974)
  • 1887Josef Frings, German cardinal (d. 1978)
  • 1890Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Pakistani activist and politician (d. 1988)
  • 1892Maximilian Fretter-Pico, German general (d. 1984)
  • 1892 – William P. Murphy, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1893Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, Pakistani politician and diplomat, 1st Minister of Foreign Affairs for Pakistan (d. 1985)
  • 1894Eric Partridge, New Zealand-English lexicographer and academic (d. 1979)
  • 1895Robert La Follette Jr., American politician (d. 1953)
  • 1895 – Babe Ruth, American baseball player and coach (d. 1948)
  • 1898Harry Haywood, American soldier and politician (d. 1985)
  • 1899Ramon Novarro, Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (d. 1968)
  • 1901Ben Lyon, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1902George Brunies, American trombonist (d. 1974)
  • 1903Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist and composer (d. 1991)
  • 1905Władysław Gomułka, Polish politician (d. 1982)
  • 1905 – Jan Werich, Czech actor and playwright (d. 1980)
  • 1906Joseph Schull, Canadian playwright and historian (d. 1980)
  • 1908Amintore Fanfani, Italian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1999)
  • 1908 – Edward Lansdale, American general and CIA agent (d. 1987)
  • 1908 – Michael Maltese, American actor, screenwriter, and composer (d. 1981)
  • 1910Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
  • 1910 – Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-American gangster (d. 1993)
  • 1911Ronald Reagan, American actor and politician, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)
  • 1912Eva Braun, German wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)
  • 1912 – Christopher Hill, English historian and author (d. 2003)
  • 1913Mary Leakey, English-Kenyan archaeologist and anthropologist (d. 1996)
  • 1914Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (d. 2005)
  • 1915Kavi Pradeep, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1916John Crank, English mathematician and physicist (d. 2006)
  • 1917Louis-Philippe de Grandpré, Canadian lawyer and jurist (d. 2008)
  • 1917Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite (d. 2016)
  • 1918Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author and painter (d. 2007)
  • 1919Takashi Yanase, Japanese poet and illustrator, created Anpanman (d. 2013)
  • 1921Carl Neumann Degler, American historian and author (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Bob Scott, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2012)
  • 1922Patrick Macnee, English-American actor and costume designer (d. 2015)
  • 1922 – Denis Norden, English actor, screenwriter, and television host
  • 1922 – Haskell Wexler, American director, producer, and cinematographer (d. 2015)
  • 1923Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1981)
  • 1924Billy Wright, English footballer and manager (d. 1994)
  • 1924 – Jin Yong, Hong Kong author and publisher, founded Ming Pao
  • 1925Walker Edmiston, American actor and puppeteer (d. 2007)
  • 1927Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1992)
  • 1928Allan H. Meltzer, American economist and academic
  • 1929Colin Murdoch, New Zealand pharmacist and veterinarian, invented the tranquilliser gun (d. 2008)
  • 1929 – Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan author and critic (d. 2011)
  • 1929 – Valentin Yanin, Russian historian and author
  • 1930Jun Kondo, Japanese physicist and academic
  • 1931Rip Torn, American actor
  • 1931 – Fred Trueman, English cricketer (d. 2006)
  • 1931 – Ricardo Vidal, Filipino cardinal
  • 1932Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban soldier and anarchist (d. 1959)
  • 1932 – François Truffaut, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1933Leslie Crowther, English comedian, actor, and game show host (d. 1996)
  • 1936Kent Douglas, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2009)
  • 1938Fred Mifflin, Canadian admiral and politician, 19th Minister of Veterans Affairs (d. 2013)
  • 1939Jean Beaudin, Canadian director and screenwriter
  • 1939 – Mike Farrell, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1939 – Jair Rodrigues, Brazilian singer (d. 2014)
  • 1940Tom Brokaw, American journalist and author
  • 1940 – Petr Hájek, Czech mathematician and academic
  • 1940 – Jimmy Tarbuck, English comedian and actor
  • 1941Stephen Albert, American pianist and composer (d. 1992)
  • 1941 – Dave Berry, English pop singer
  • 1941 – Gigi Perreau, American actress and director
  • 1942Sarah Brady, American activist and author (d. 2015)
  • 1942 – Charlie Coles, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1942 – Ahmad-Jabir Ahmadov Ismail oghlu, Azerbaijani philosopher and academic
  • 1942 – James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
  • 1942 – Tommy Roberts, English fashion designer (d. 2012)
  • 1943Fabian Forte, American pop singer and actor
  • 1943 – Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress
  • 1944Christine Boutin, French politician, French Minister of Housing and Urban Development
  • 1944 – Willie Tee, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1944 – Michael Tucker, American actor and producer
  • 1945Bob Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)
  • 1946Richie Hayward, American drummer and songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1946 – Kate McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1946 – Jim Turner, American captain and politician
  • 1947Bill Staines, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949Mike Batt, English singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1949 – Manuel Orantes, Spanish tennis player
  • 1949 – Jim Sheridan, Irish director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1950Natalie Cole, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2015)
  • 1950 – Timothy M. Dolan, American cardinal
  • 1950 – Punky Meadows, American rock guitarist and songwriter
  • 1952Ric Charlesworth, Australian cricketer, coach, and politician
  • 1952 – Viktor Giacobbo, Swiss actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1952 – Ricardo La Volpe, Argentinian footballer, manager, and coach
  • 1955Michael Pollan, American journalist, author, and academic
  • 1955 – Bruno Stolorz, French rugby player and coach
  • 1956Jerry Marotta, American drummer
  • 1957Andres Lipstok, Estonian economist and politician, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs
  • 1957 – Kathy Najimy, American actress and comedian
  • 1957 – Simon Phillips, English drummer and producer
  • 1957 – Robert Townsend, American actor and director
  • 1958Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (d. 2004)
  • 1958 – Tim Dakin, English bishop and missionary
  • 1960Jeremy Bowen, Welsh journalist
  • 1960 – Megan Gallagher, American actress
  • 1961Cam Cameron, American football player and coach
  • 1961 – Bill Lester, American race car driver
  • 1961 – Yury Onufriyenko, Ukrainian-Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1962Stavros Lambrinidis, Greek lawyer and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Greece
  • 1962 – Axl Rose, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1963David Capel, English cricketer
  • 1963 – Scott Gordon, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1963 – Quentin Letts, English journalist and critic
  • 1964Laurent Cabannes, French rugby player
  • 1964 – Gordon Downie, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1964 – Colin Miller, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian actor and director
  • 1965Jan Svěrák, Czech actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1966Rick Astley, English singer-songwriter
  • 1967Anita Cochran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1967 – Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1968Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer
  • 1968 – Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer and producer
  • 1969David Hayter, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1969 – Masaharu Fukuyama, Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1969 – Tim Sherwood, English footballer and manager
  • 1969 – Bob Wickman, American baseball player
  • 1970Per Frandsen, Danish footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Tim Herron, American golfer
  • 1971Brad Hogg, Australian cricketer
  • 1971 – Carlos Rogers, American basketball player
  • 1972Stefano Bettarini, Italian footballer
  • 1972 – David Binn, American football player
  • 1974Aljo Bendijo, Filipino journalist
  • 1975Chad Allen, American baseball player and coach
  • 1975 – Orkut Büyükkökten, Turkish computer scientist and engineer, created Orkut
  • 1975 – Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1976Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder and educator
  • 1976 – Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast and coach
  • 1977Jason Euell, English footballer and coach
  • 1977 – Josh Stewart, American actor
  • 1978Yael Naim, French-Israeli singer-songwriter
  • 1979Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1980Kerry Jeremy, Antiguan cricketer
  • 1980 – Kim Poirier, Canadian actress, singer, and producer
  • 1980 – Luke Ravenstahl, American politician, 58th Mayor of Pittsburgh
  • 1981Ricky Barnes, American golfer
  • 1981 – Calum Best, American-English model and actor
  • 1981 – Shim Eun-jin, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1981 – Alison Haislip, American actress and producer
  • 1981 – Jens Lekman, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1981 – Ty Warren, American football player
  • 1982Tank, Taiwanese singer-songwriter
  • 1982 – Alice Eve, English actress
  • 1982 – Elise Ray, American gymnast
  • 1983Melrose Bickerstaff, American model and fashion designer
  • 1983 – Brodie Croyle, American football player
  • 1983 – Dimas Delgado, Spanish footballer
  • 1983 – S. Sreesanth, Indian cricketer
  • 1983 – Jamie Whincup, Australian race car driver
  • 1984Darren Bent, English footballer
  • 1984 – Piret Järvis, Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1984 – Antoine Wright, American basketball player
  • 1985Ben Creagh, Australian rugby league player
  • 1985 – Kris Humphries, American basketball player
  • 1988Bailey Hanks, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1989Craig Cathcart, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1989 – Jonny Flynn, American basketball player
  • 1990Adam Henrique, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1990 – Jermaine Kearse, American football player
  • 1990 – Aida Rybalko, Lithuanian figure skater
  • 1991Tobias Eisenbauer, Austrian ice dancer
  • 1991 – Ida Njåtun, Norwegian speed skater
  • 1991 – Eva Wacanno, Dutch tennis player
  • 1991 – Fei Yu, Chinese footballer
  • 1992Víctor Mañón, Mexican footballer
  • 1993Tinashe, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1995Sam McQueen, English footballer
  • 1996Justina Mikulskytė, Lithuanian tennis player

Deaths

  • 743Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik, Umayyad caliph (b. 691)
  • 797Donnchad Midi, Irish king (b. 733)
  • 891Photios I of Constantinople (b. 810)
  • 1140Thurstan, Archbishop of York
  • 1155 – King Sigurd II of Norway (b. 1133)
  • 1215Hōjō Tokimasa, Japanese emperor (b. 1138)
  • 1378Joanna of Bourbon (b. 1338)
  • 1497Johannes Ockeghem, Flemish composer and educator (b. 1410)
  • 1515Aldus Manutius, Italian publisher, founded the Aldine Press (b. 1449)
  • 1585Edmund Plowden, English lawyer and scholar (b. 1518)
  • 1593Jacques Amyot, French author and translator (b. 1513)
  • 1593 – Emperor Ōgimachi of Japan (b. 1517)
  • 1612Christopher Clavius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1538)
  • 1617Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1553)
  • 1685Charles II of England (b. 1630)
  • 1695Ahmed II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1643)
  • 1740Pope Clement XII (b. 1652)
  • 1775William Dowdeswell, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1721)
  • 1783Capability Brown, English gardener and architect (b. 1716)
  • 1793Carlo Goldoni, Italian-French playwright (b. 1707)
  • 1804Joseph Priestley, English chemist and theologian (b. 1733)
  • 1806Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Haitian-French general (b. 1762)
  • 1807John Reid, Scottish general (b. 1721)
  • 1833Pierre André Latreille, French zoologist and entomologist (b. 1762)
  • 1834Richard Lemon Lander, English explorer (b. 1804)
  • 1899Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 1874)
  • 1899 – Leo von Caprivi, German general and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1831)
  • 1916Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat (b. 1867)
  • 1918Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter and illustrator (b. 1862)
  • 1929Maria Christina of Austria (b. 1858)
  • 1931Motilal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (b. 1861)
  • 1938Marianne von Werefkin, Russian-Swiss painter (b. 1860)
  • 1942Jaan Soots, Estonian general and politician, 7th Estonian Minister of War (b. 1880)
  • 1951Gabby Street, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1882)
  • 1952George VI of the United Kingdom (b. 1895)
  • 1958 – victims of the Munich air disaster
    • Geoff Bent, English footballer (b. 1932)
    • Roger Byrne, English footballer (b. 1929)
    • Eddie Colman, English footballer (b. 1936)
    • Walter Crickmer, English footballer and manager (b. 1900)
    • Mark Jones, English footballer (b. 1933)
    • David Pegg, English footballer (b. 1935)
    • Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)
    • Tommy Taylor, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • 1963Piero Manzoni, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1933)
  • 1964Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino general and politician, 1st President of the Philippines (b. 1869)
  • 1967Martine Carol, French actress (b. 1920)
  • 1976Ritwik Ghatak, Bangladeshi-Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1925)
  • 1976 – Vince Guaraldi, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1928)
  • 1981Hugo Montenegro, American composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 1982Ben Nicholson, British painter (b. 1894)
  • 1985James Hadley Chase, English-Swiss soldier and author (b. 1906)
  • 1986Frederick Coutts, Scottish 8th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1899)
  • 1986 – Dandy Nichols, English actress (b. 1907)
  • 1986 – Minoru Yamasaki, American architect, designed the World Trade Center (b. 1912)
  • 1987Julien Chouinard, Canadian lawyer and jurist (b. 1929)
  • 1989Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian and author (b. 1912)
  • 1990Jimmy Van Heusen, American pianist and composer (b. 1913)
  • 1991Salvador Luria, Italian biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
  • 1991 – Danny Thomas, American actor, producer, and humanitarian (b. 1914)
  • 1993Arthur Ashe, American tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1943)
  • 1994Joseph Cotten, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1994 – Jack Kirby, American author and illustrator (b. 1917)
  • 1995James Merrill, American poet and playwright (b. 1926)
  • 1999Don Dunstan, Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Premier of South Australia (b. 1926)
  • 1999 – Jimmy Roberts, American tenor (b. 1924)
  • 2000Phil Walters, American racing driver (b. 1916)
  • 2001Filemon Lagman, Filipino theoretician and activist (b. 1953)
  • 2002Max Perutz, Austrian-English biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
  • 2004Gerald Bouey, Canadian lieutenant and economist (b. 1920)
  • 2005Karl Haas, German-American pianist, conductor, and radio host (b. 1913)
  • 2007Lew Burdette, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2007 – Frankie Laine, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1913)
  • 2007 – Willye White, American runner and long jumper (b. 1939)
  • 2008Tony Rolt, English race car driver and engineer (b. 1918)
  • 2009Philip Carey, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2009 – James Whitmore, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2011Gary Moore, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1952)
  • 2012David Rosenhan, American psychologist and academic (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Antoni Tàpies, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Janice E. Voss, American engineer and astronaut (b. 1956)
  • 2013Chokri Belaid, Tunisian lawyer and politician (b. 1964)
  • 2013 – Menachem Elon, German-Israeli academic and jurist (b. 1923)
  • 2014Vasiľ Biľak, Slovak politician (b. 1917)
  • 2014 – Ralph Kiner, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Maxine Kumin, American author and poet (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Vaçe Zela, Albanian-Swiss singer and guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 2015André Brink, South African author and playwright (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Alan Nunnelee, American lawyer and politician (b. 1958)
  • 2015 – Pedro León Zapata, Venezuelan cartoonist (b. 1929)
  • 2016Dan Gerson, American screenwriter (b. 1966)
  • 2016 – Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
  • 2017Irwin Corey, American comedian and actor (b. 1914)
  • 2017 – Inge Keller, German actress (b. 1923)
  • 2017 – Joost van der Westhuizen, South African rugby union footballer (b. 1971)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Amand
    • Dorothea of Caesarea
    • Mateo Correa Magallanes (one of Saints of the Cristero War)
    • Paul Miki and Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan
    • Titus
    • Vedastus
    • February 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (United Nations)
  • Ronald Reagan Day (California)
  • Sami National Day (Russia, Finland, Norway and Sweden)
  • Waitangi Day, celebrates the founding of New Zealand in 1840.

External links

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