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February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 325 days remain until the end of the year (326 in leap years).

Events

  • 474Zeno is crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.[1]
  • 1003Boleslaus III is restored to authority with armed support from Bolesław I the Brave of Poland.
  • 1555Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.[2]
  • 1621Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.[3]
  • 1654 – The Capture of Fort Rocher takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.[4]
  • 1775American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.[5]
  • 1778Rhode Island becomes the fourth US state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.[6]
  • 1788 – The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
  • 1825 – After no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the US presidential election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams as President of the United States.
  • 1849 – The new Roman Republic is declared.
  • 1861American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1870 – US president Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.
  • 1889 – US president Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1895William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
  • 1900 – The Davis Cup competition is established.
  • 1904Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
  • 1907 – The Mud March is the first large procession organised by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
  • 1913 – A group of meteors is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
  • 1920 – Under the terms of the Svalbard Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
  • 1922Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1929 – Members of the Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang assassinated the labor recruiter Bazin, prompting a crackdown by French colonial authorities.[7]
  • 1934 – The Balkan Entente is formed.
  • 1941World War II: The Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Genoa, Italy, is struck by a bomb which fails to detonate.
  • 1942 – World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
  • 1942 – Year-round Daylight saving time (aka War Time) is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.[8]
  • 1943 – World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
  • 1945 – World War II: Battle of the Atlantic: Template:HMS sinks U-864 off the coast of Fedje, Norway, in a rare instance of submarine-to-submarine combat.
  • 1945 – World War II: A force of Allied aircraft unsuccessfully attacked a German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.
  • 1950Second Red Scare: US Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
  • 1951Korean War: The two-day Geochang massacre begins as a battalion of the 11th Division of the South Korean Army kills 719 unarmed citizens in Geochang, in the South Gyeongsang district of South Korea
  • 1959 – The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
  • 1964The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA.
  • 1965 – The United States Marine Corps sends a MIM-23 Hawk missile battalion to South Vietnam, the first American troops in-country without an official advisory or training mission.
  • 1971 – The 6.5–6.7 Template:M Sylmar earthquake hits the Greater Los Angeles Area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing 64 and injuring 2,000.
  • 1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the USA's Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing.
  • 1975 – The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
  • 1976Aeroflot Flight 3739, a Tupolev Tu-104, crashes during takeoff from Irkutsk Airport, killing 24.[9]
  • 1978 – The Budd Company unveils its first SPV-2000 self-propelled railcar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1986Halley's Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System.
  • 1991 – Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.
  • 1996 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares the end to its 18-month ceasefire and explodes a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf, killing two people.
  • 1996 – Copernicium is discovered, by Sigurd Hofmann, Victor Ninov et al.[10]
  • 2016 – Two passenger trains collided in the German town of Bad Aibling in the state of Bavaria. Twelve people died, and 85 others were injured.
  • 2018Winter Olympics: Opening ceremony is performed in Pyeongchang County in South Korea.

Births

  • 1060Honorius II, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1130)
  • 1274Louis of Toulouse, French bishop (d. 1297)
  • 1313Maria of Portugal, Queen of Castile, Portuguese infanta (d. 1357)
  • 1344Meinhard III, count of Tyrol (d. 1363)
  • 1441Ali-Shir Nava'i, Turkic poet, linguist, and painter (d. 1501)
  • 1533Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese daimyō (d. 1611)
  • 1579Johannes Meursius, Dutch classical scholar (d. 1639)[11]
  • 1651Procopio Cutò, French entrepreneur (d. 1727)
  • 1666George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, Scottish field marshal (d. 1737)
  • 1711Luis Vicente de Velasco e Isla, Spanish sailor and commander (d. 1762)
  • 1737Thomas Paine, English-American philosopher, author, and activist (d. 1809)[12]
  • 1741Henri-Joseph Rigel, German-French composer (d. 1799)
  • 1748Sir John Duckworth, 1st Baronet, English admiral and politician, Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1817)
  • 1763Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1830)[13]
  • 1769George W. Campbell, Scottish-American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1848)
  • 1773William Henry Harrison, American general and politician, 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)
  • 1775Farkas Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1856)
  • 1781Johann Baptist von Spix, German biologist and explorer (d. 1826)
  • 1783Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet and translator (d. 1852)
  • 1789Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German engineer, invented Gabelsberger shorthand (d. 1849)
  • 1800Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (d. 1844)
  • 1814Samuel J. Tilden, American lawyer and politician, 28th Governor of New York (d. 1886)
  • 1815Federico de Madrazo, Spanish painter (d.1894)
  • 1834Felix Dahn, German lawyer, historian, and author (d. 1912)
  • 1826Keʻelikōlani, Hawaiian royal and governor[14] (d. 1883)
  • 1837José Burgos, Filipino priest and revolutionary (d. 1872)
  • 1839Silas Adams, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 1896)
  • 1846Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer and businessman, founded Maybach (d. 1929)
  • 1846 – Whitaker Wright, English businessman and financier (d. 1904)
  • 1847Hugh Price Hughes, Welsh-English clergyman and theologian (d. 1902)
  • 1854Aletta Jacobs, Dutch physician and suffrage activist (d. 1929)[15]
  • 1856Hara Takashi, Japanese politician, 10th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1921)
  • 1859Akiyama Yoshifuru, Japanese general (d. 1930)
  • 1863Anthony Hope, English author and playwright (d. 1933)
  • 1864Miina Härma, Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1941)
  • 1865Mrs. Patrick Campbell, English-French actress (d. 1940)
  • 1865 – Erich von Drygalski, German geographer and geophysicist (d. 1949)
  • 1867Natsume Sōseki, Japanese author and poet (d. 1916)
  • 1871Howard Taylor Ricketts, American pathologist and physician (d. 1910)
  • 1874Amy Lowell, American poet, critic, and educator (d. 1925)
  • 1876Arthur Edward Moore, New Zealand-Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Queensland (d. 1963)
  • 1878Jack Kirwan, Irish international footballer (d. 1959)[16]
  • 1880Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1959)
  • 1883Jules Berry, French actor and director (d. 1951)
  • 1885Alban Berg, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1935)
  • 1885 – Clarence H. Haring, American historian and author (d. 1960)
  • 1889Larry Semon, American actor, producer, director and screenwriter (d. 1928)
  • 1891Ronald Colman, English-American actor (d. 1958)
  • 1892Peggy Wood, American actress (d. 1978)
  • 1893Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Greek lawyer and politician, 163rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1987)
  • 1895Hermann Brill, German lawyer and politician, 8th Minister-President of Thuringia (d. 1959)
  • 1896Alberto Vargas, Peruvian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1982)
  • 1897Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian captain and pilot (d. 1935)
  • 1898Jūkichi Yagi, Japanese poet and educator (d. 1927)
  • 1901Brian Donlevy, American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1901 – James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
  • 1905David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, English hurdler and politician (d. 1981)
  • 1906André Kostolany, Hungarian-French economist and journalist (d. 1999)
  • 1907Trường Chinh, Vietnamese politician, 4th President of Vietnam (d. 1988)
  • 1907 – Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter, English-Canadian mathematician and academic (d. 2003)
  • 1909Heather Angel, English-American actress (d. 1986)
  • 1909 – Carmen Miranda, Portuguese-Brazilian actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1955)
  • 1909 – Dean Rusk, American colonel and politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (d. 1994)
  • 1910Jacques Monod, French biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1911William Orlando Darby, American general (d. 1945)
  • 1912Futabayama Sadaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 35th Yokozuna (d. 1968)
  • 1912 – Ginette Leclerc, French actress (d. 1992)
  • 1914Ernest Tubb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)
  • 1916Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1918Lloyd Noel Ferguson, African American chemist (d. 2011)
  • 1920Fred Allen, New Zealand rugby player and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Enrico Schiavetti, Italian football player
  • 1922Kathryn Grayson, American actress and soprano (d. 2010)
  • 1922 – Jim Laker, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1986)
  • 1922 – C. P. Krishnan Nair, Indian businessman, founded The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Robert E. Ogren, American zoologist (d. 2005)
  • 1923Brendan Behan, Irish rebel, poet, and playwright (d. 1964)
  • 1923 – Tonie Nathan, American radio host, producer, and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1925John B. Cobb, American philosopher and theologian
  • 1925 – Burkhard Heim, German physicist and academic (d. 2001)
  • 1926Garret FitzGerald, Irish lawyer and politician, 7th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2011)
  • 1927Richard A. Long, American historian and author (d. 2013)
  • 1928Frank Frazetta, American painter and illustrator (d. 2010)
  • 1928 – Rinus Michels, Dutch footballer and coach (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Roger Mudd, American journalist
  • 1929A. R. Antulay, Indian social worker and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)
  • 1929 – Clement Meadmore, Australian-American sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1930Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist and author (d. 2003)
  • 1931Thomas Bernhard, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1989)
  • 1931 – Josef Masopust, Czech footballer and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1931 – Robert Morris, American sculptor and painter (d. 2018)
  • 1932Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player and manager
  • 1932 – Gerhard Richter, German painter and photographer
  • 1935Lionel Fanthorpe, English-Welsh priest, journalist, and author
  • 1936Clive Swift, English actor and singer-songwriter (d. 2019)
  • 1937Clete Boyer, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)
  • 1938Ron Logan, Disney theatrical producer and professor
  • 1939Mahala Andrews, British vertebrae palaeontologist (d. 1997)[17]
  • 1939 – Barry Mann, American pianist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1939 – Janet Suzman, South African-British actress and director
  • 1940Brian Bennett, English drummer and songwriter
  • 1940 – J. M. Coetzee, South African-Australian novelist, essayist, and linguist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1941Kermit Gosnell, American abortionist and serial killer [18]
  • 1941 – Sheila Kuehl, American actress, lawyer, gay rights activist, and politician
  • 1942Carole King, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1943Barbara Lewis, American soul/R&B singer-songwriter
  • 1943 – Joe Pesci, American actor
  • 1943 – Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1944Derryn Hinch, New Zealand-Australian radio and television host and politician
  • 1944 – Alice Walker, American novelist, short story writer, and poet
  • 1945Mia Farrow, American actress, activist, and former fashion model
  • 1945 – Yoshinori Ohsumi, Japanese cell biologist, 2016 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1945 – Carol Wood, American mathematician and academic
  • 1946Bob Eastwood, American golfer
  • 1946 – Vince Papale, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1946 – Jim Webb, American captain and politician, 18th United States Secretary of the Navy
  • 1947Carla Del Ponte, Swiss lawyer and diplomat
  • 1947 – Joe Ely, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – Major Harris, American R&B singer (d. 2012)
  • 1947 – Alexis Smirnoff, Canadian-American wrestler and actor (d. 2019)
  • 1948Guy Standing, English economist and academic
  • 1949Bernard Gallacher, Scottish golfer and journalist
  • 1949 – Judith Light, American actress
  • 1950Richard F. Colburn, American sergeant and politician
  • 1951David Pomeranz, American singer, musician, and composer
  • 1952Danny White, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1953Ciarán Hinds, Irish actor
  • 1953 – Ezechiele Ramin, Italian missionary, priest, and martyr (d. 1985)
  • 1953 – Gabriel Rotello, American journalist and author, founded OutWeek
  • 1954Jo Duffy, American author
  • 1954 – Chris Gardner, American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1954 – Kevin Warwick, English cybernetics scientist
  • 1955Jerry Beck, American historian and author
  • 1955 – Jimmy Pursey, English singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1955 – Charles Shaughnessy, English actor
  • 1956Mookie Wilson, American baseball player and coach
  • 1957Terry McAuliffe, American businessman and politician, 72nd Governor of Virginia
  • 1957 – Gordon Strachan, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1958Sandy Lyle, Scottish golfer
  • 1958 – Chris Nilan, American ice hockey player, coach, and radio host
  • 1960Holly Johnson, English singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1960 – David Simon, American journalist, author, screenwriter, and television producer
  • 1960 – Peggy Whitson, American biochemist and astronaut
  • 1961John Kruk, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1962Anik Bissonnette, Canadian ballerina
  • 1963Brian Greene, American physicist
  • 1963 – Peter Rowsthorn, Australian comedian and actor
  • 1963 – Travis Tritt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1964Debrah Miceli, Italian-American wrestler and manager
  • 1964 – Dewi Morris, English rugby player
  • 1964 – Ernesto Valverde, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1964 – Alejandro Ávila, Mexican telenovela actor
  • 1964 – Ernesto Valverde, Spanish footballer and manager[19]
  • 1965Dieter Baumann, German runner
  • 1966Harald Eia, Norwegian comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1967Todd Pratt, American baseball player and coach
  • 1967 – Dan Shulman, Canadian sportscaster
  • 1967 – Gaston Browne, Antiguan and Barbudan Prime Minister
  • 1968Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican singer-songwriter and actress[20]
  • 1968 – Derek Strong, American basketball player and race car driver
  • 1968 – Gloria Trevi, Mexican singer and actress[21]
  • 1969Jimmy Smith, American football player
  • 1970Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1971Matt Gogel, American golfer
  • 1971 – Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer and manager
  • 1972Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1973Svetlana Boginskaya, Belarusian gymnast
  • 1973 – Colin Egglesfield, American actor
  • 1973 – Makoto Shinkai, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter
  • 1974Jordi Cruyff, Dutch footballer and manager[22]
  • 1974 – Brad Maynard, American football player
  • 1974 – Amber Valletta, American model
  • 1974 – John Wallace, American basketball player and coach
  • 1975Kurt Asle Arvesen, Norwegian cyclist and coach
  • 1975 – Clinton Grybas, Australian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2008)
  • 1975 – Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1976Charlie Day, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1978A. J. Buckley, Irish-Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1979Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball player
  • 1979 – Irina Slutskaya, Russian figure skater
  • 1980Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer
  • 1980 – Margarita Levieva, Russian-American actress
  • 1980 – Manu Raju, American journalist
  • 1981Tom Hiddleston, English actor, producer, and musical performer
  • 1981 – Daisuke Sekimoto, Japanese wrestler
  • 1982Domingo Cisma, Spanish footballer
  • 1982 – Jameer Nelson, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1982 – Chris Weale, English footballer and manager
  • 1983Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
  • 1984Maurice Ager, American basketball player, singer, and producer
  • 1984 – Shōhōzan Yūya, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1985David Gallagher, American actor
  • 1987Sam Coulson, English guitarist
  • 1987 – Michael B. Jordan, American actor
  • 1987 – Davide Lanzafame, Italian footballer
  • 1987 – Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete
  • 1988Lotte Friis, Danish swimmer
  • 1989Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, Canadian skier
  • 1990Tariq Sims, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
  • 1991Logan Ryan, American football player
  • 1992Kyle Feldt, Australian rugby league player
  • 1992 – Mitchell Frei, Australian rugby league player
  • 1992 – Avan Jogia, Canadian actor
  • 1993Niclas Füllkrug, German footballer
  • 1995André Burakovsky, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1995 – Mario Pašalić, Croatian footballer

Deaths

  • 966Ono no Michikaze, Japanese calligrapher (b. 894)
  • 967Sayf al-Dawla, emir of Aleppo (b. 916)
  • 978Luitgarde, duchess consort of Normandy
  • 1011Bernard I, Duke of Saxony
  • 1014Yang Yanzhao, Chinese general
  • 1135Tai Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1075)
  • 1199Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shōgun (b. 1147)
  • 1251Matthias II, duke of Lorraine
  • 1407William I, margrave of Meissen (b. 1343)
  • 1450Agnès Sorel, French mistress of Charles VII of France (b. 1421)
  • 1555John Hooper, English bishop and martyr (b. 1495)
  • 1555 – Rowland Taylor, English priest and martyr (b. 1510)
  • 1588Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral (b. 1526)
  • 1600John Frederick, Duke of Pomerania (b. 1542)
  • 1619Lucilio Vanini, Italian physician and philosopher (b. 1585)
  • 1640Murad IV, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1612)
  • 1670Frederick III of Denmark (b. 1609)
  • 1675Gerrit Dou, Dutch painter (b. 1613)
  • 1709François Louis, Prince of Conti (b. 1664)
  • 1777Seth Pomeroy, American general and gunsmith (b. 1706)
  • 1803Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French soldier, poet, and philosopher (b. 1716)
  • 1857Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet and translator (b. 1798)
  • 1874Jules Michelet, French historian, philosopher, and academic (b. 1798)
  • 1881Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, and philosopher (b. 1821)
  • 1891Johan Jongkind, Dutch painter (b. 1819)
  • 1903Charles Gavan Duffy, Irish-Australian politician, 8th Premier of Victoria (b. 1816)
  • 1906Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1872)
  • 1928William Gillies, Australian politician, 21st Premier of Queensland (b. 1868)
  • 1930Richard With, Norwegian captain and businessman, founded Hurtigruten (b. 1846)
  • 1932Junnosuke Inoue, Japanese businessman and banker (b. 1869)
  • 1932 – A.K. Golam Jilani, Bangladeshi soldier and activist (b. 1904)
  • 1945Ella D. Barrier, American educator (b. 1852)
  • 1950Ted Theodore, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Queensland (b. 1884)
  • 1951Eddy Duchin, American pianist, bandleader, and actor (b. 1910)
  • 1957Miklós Horthy, Hungarian admiral and politician, Regent of Hungary (b. 1868)
  • 1960Alexandre Benois, Russian painter and critic (b. 1870)
  • 1960 – Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1877)
  • 1965Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah, Bangladeshi theologian and educator (b. 1874)
  • 1966Sophie Tucker, Russian-born American singer (b. 1884)
  • 1969George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor and singer (b. 1885)
  • 1976Percy Faith, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1908)
  • 1977Sergey Ilyushin, Russian engineer and businessman, founded the Ilyushin Design Company (b. 1894)
  • 1978Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist and coach (b. 1893)
  • 1979Allen Tate, American poet and academic (b. 1899)
  • 1980Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and author (b. 1900)
  • 1981M. C. Chagla, Indian jurist and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (b. 1900)
  • 1981 – Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 1984Yuri Andropov, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1914)
  • 1989Osamu Tezuka, Japanese illustrator, animator, and producer (b. 1928)
  • 1994Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)
  • 1995J. William Fulbright, American lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
  • 1995 – David Wayne, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1998Maurice Schumann, French journalist and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1911)
  • 2001Herbert A. Simon, American political scientist, economist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
  • 2002Isabelle Holland, Swiss-American author (b. 1920)
  • 2002 – Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (b. 1930)
  • 2003Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda, Japanese-Turkish mathematician and academic (b. 1926)
  • 2004Claude Ryan, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2005Robert Kearns, American engineer, invented the windscreen wiper (b. 1927)
  • 2006Freddie Laker, English pilot and businessman, founded Laker Airways (b. 1922)
  • 2007Hank Bauer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)
  • 2008Christopher Hyatt, American occultist and author (b. 1943)
  • 2008 – Carm Lino Spiteri, Maltese architect and politician (b. 1932)[23]
  • 2008 – Jazeh Tabatabai, Iranian painter, poet, and sculptor (b. 1931)
  • 2009Orlando "Cachaíto" López, Cuban bassist and composer (b. 1933)
  • 2010Walter Frederick Morrison, American businessman, invented the Frisbee (b. 1920)
  • 2011Miltiadis Evert, Greek lawyer and politician, 69th Mayor of Athens (b. 1939)
  • 2012O. P. Dutta, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – John Hick, English philosopher and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Joe Moretti, Scottish-South African guitarist and songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2013Richard Artschwager, American painter, illustrator, and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-American martial artist and trainer (b. 1913)
  • 2013 – Jimmy Smyth, Irish hurler (b. 1931)
  • 2014Gabriel Axel, Danish actor, director, and producer (b. 1918)
  • 2014 – Hal Herring, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Logan Scott-Bowden, English general (b. 1920)
  • 2015Liu Han, Chinese businessman and philanthropist (b. 1965)
  • 2015 – Ed Sabol, American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (b. 1916)
  • 2016Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, 37th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1939)
  • 2016 – Zdravko Tolimir, Bosnian Serb military commander (b. 1948)
  • 2017André Salvat, French Army colonel (b. 1920)
  • 2018Reg E. Cathey, American actor of stage, film, and television (b. 1958)
  • 2018 – Nebojša Glogovac, Serbian actor (b. 1969) [24]
  • 2018 – Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic composer (b. 1969)
  • 2018 – John Gavin, American actor and United States ambassador to Mexico (b. 1931)
  • 2020Sergiy Vilkomir, Ukrainian-born computer scientist (b. 1956)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Alto of Altomünster
    • Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
    • Ansbert of Rouen
    • Apollonia
    • Bracchio
    • Blessed Leopold of Alpandeire
    • Maron (Maronite Church)
    • Miguel Febres Cordero
    • Nebridius
    • Sabinus of Canosa
    • Teilo (Wales)
    • February 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Clean Monday can fall, while March 15 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of Great Lent. (Eastern Christianity)
  • Earliest day on which People's Sunday can fall, while March 15 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday of Lent. (Malta)
  • St. Maroun's Day (public holiday in Lebanon)

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