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Events

  • 49 BCJulius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signalling the start of civil war.
  • 9 AD – The Western Han dynasty ends when Wang Mang claims that the divine Mandate of Heaven called for the end of the dynasty and the beginning of his own, the Xin dynasty.
  • 69Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus is appointed by Galba as deputy Roman Emperor.
  • 236Pope Fabian succeeds Anterus to become the twentieth pope of Rome.
  • 1072Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo.
  • 1475Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
  • 1645 – Archbishop William Laud is beheaded at the Tower of London.
  • 1776Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet Common Sense.
  • 1791 – The Siege of Dunlap's Station begins near Cincinnati during the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1806 – Dutch settlers in Cape Town surrender to the British.
  • 1861American Civil War: Florida secedes from the Union.
  • 1863 – The London Underground, the world's oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.
  • 1870John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
  • 1901 – The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
  • 1916World War I: In the Erzurum Offensive, Russia defeats the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1920 – The Treaty of Versailles takes effect, officially ending World War I.
  • 1922Arthur Griffith is elected President of the Dáil Éireann.
  • 1927Fritz Lang's futuristic film Metropolis is released in Germany.
  • 1941World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
  • 1946 – The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.
  • 1946 – The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the Moon and receiving the reflected signals.
  • 1954BOAC Flight 781, a de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1, explodes and falls into the Tyrrhenian Sea killing 35 people.
  • 1962Apollo program: NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket launch vehicle, which became known as the Saturn V Moon rocket, which launched every Apollo Moon mission.
  • 1966Tashkent Declaration, a peace agreement between India and Pakistan signed that resolved the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
  • 1971A by-poll is held in the Lebanese Chouf District.
  • 1972Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.
  • 1981Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments
  • 1984Holy See–United States relations: The United States and Holy See (Vatican City) re-establish full diplomatic relations after almost 117 years, overturning the United States Congress's 1867 ban on public funding for such a diplomatic envoy.
  • 1985Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and vows to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government.
  • 1990Time Warner is formed by the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications.
  • 2007 – A general strike begins in Guinea in an eventually successful attempt to get President Lansana Conté to resign.
  • 2012 – A bombing in Khyber Agency, Pakistan, kills at least 30 people and 78 others injured.
  • 2013 – More than 100 people are killed and 270 injured in several bomb blasts in Pakistan.
  • 2015 – A mass poisoning at a funeral in Mozambique involves beer that was deliberately contaminated with crocodile bile leaving at least 56 dead and nearly 200 hospitalized.
  • 2015 – A traffic accident between an oil tanker truck and passenger coach en route to Shikarpur from Karachi on the Pakistan National Highway Link Road near Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Karachi, killing at least 62 people.

Births

  • 1480Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1530)
  • 1538Louis of Nassau (d. 1574)
  • 1607Isaac Jogues, French priest and missionary (d. 1646)
  • 1628George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1687)
  • 1644Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French general (d. 1711)
  • 1654Joshua Barnes, English historian and scholar (d. 1712)
  • 1702Johannes Zick, German painter (d. 1762)
  • 1715Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1729Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian priest, biologist, and physiologist (d. 1799)
  • 1745Isaac Titsingh, Dutch surgeon, scholar, and diplomat (d. 1812)
  • 1750Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, Scottish-English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1823)
  • 1760Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, German composer and conductor (d. 1802)
  • 1769Michel Ney, French general (d. 1815)
  • 1776George Birkbeck, English physician and academic, founded Birkbeck, University of London (d. 1841)
  • 1780Martin Lichtenstein, German physician and explorer (d. 1857)
  • 1802Carl Ritter von Ghega, Italian-Austrian engineer, designed the Semmering railway (d. 1860)
  • 1810Ferdinand Barbedienne, French engineer (d. 1892)
  • 1810 – Jeremiah S. Black, American jurist and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of State (d. 1883)
  • 1812Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect and academic (d. 1881)
  • 1828Herman Koeckemann, German bishop and missionary (d. 1892)
  • 1834John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, Italian-English historian and politician (d. 1902)
  • 1836Charles Ingalls, American farmer and carpenter (d. 1902)
  • 1840Louis-Nazaire Bégin, Canadian cardinal (d. 1925)
  • 1842Luigi Pigorini, Italian palaeontologist, archaeologist, and ethnographer (d. 1925)
  • 1843Frank James, American soldier and criminal (d. 1915)
  • 1848Reinhold Sadler, American merchant and politician, 9th Governor of Nevada (d. 1906)
  • 1849Robert Crosbie, Canadian theosophist, founded the United Lodge of Theosophists (d. 1919)
  • 1850John Wellborn Root, American architect, designed the Rookery Building and Monadnock Building (d. 1891)
  • 1854Ramón Corral, Mexican general and politician, 6th Vice President of Mexico (d. 1912)
  • 1858Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)
  • 1859Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, Spanish philosopher and academic (d. 1909)
  • 1860Charles G. D. Roberts, Canadian poet and author (d. 1943)
  • 1864Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia (d. 1931)
  • 1873Algernon Maudslay, English sailor (d. 1948)
  • 1873 – Jack O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1935)
  • 1873 – George Orton, Canadian runner and hurdler (d. 1958)
  • 1875Issai Schur, German mathematician and academic (d. 1941)
  • 1878John McLean, American hurdler, football player, and coach (d. 1955)
  • 1880Manuel Azaña, Spanish jurist and politician, 7th President of Spain (d. 1940)
  • 1881Leslie Rainey, Australian cricketer and footballer (d. 1962)
  • 1883Francis X. Bushman, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1966)
  • 1883 – Alfred Saalwächter, German admiral (d. 1945)
  • 1883 – Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Russian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1945)
  • 1887Robinson Jeffers, American poet and philosopher (d. 1962)
  • 1890Pina Menichelli, Italian actress (d. 1984)
  • 1891Heinrich Behmann, German mathematician and academic (d. 1970)
  • 1891 – Ann Shoemaker, American actress (d. 1978)
  • 1892Dumas Malone, American historian and author (d. 1986)
  • 1892 – Melchior Wańkowicz, Polish soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1974)
  • 1893Albert Jacka, Australian captain, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1932)
  • 1894Pingali Lakshmikantam, Indian poet and author (d. 1972)
  • 1898Katharine Burr Blodgett, American physicist and engineer (d. 1979)
  • 1900Violette Cordery, English race car driver (d. 1983)
  • 1902Dobriša Cesarić, Croatian poet and translator (d. 1980)
  • 1903Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor (d. 1975)
  • 1903 – Pud Thurlow, Australian cricketer (d. 1975)
  • 1904Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (d. 1987)
  • 1905Albert Arlen, Australian pianist, composer, actor, and playwright (d. 1993)
  • 1908Paul Henreid, Italian-American actor and director (d. 1992)
  • 1908 – Bernard Lee, English actor (d. 1981)
  • 1910Jean Martinon, French conductor and composer (d. 1976)
  • 1911Binod Bihari Chowdhury, Bangladeshi activist (d. 2013)
  • 1911 – Norman Heatley, English biologist and chemist (d. 2004)
  • 1912Maria Mandl, Austrian SS guard (d. 1948)
  • 1913Franco Bordoni, Italian race car driver and pilot (d. 1975)
  • 1913 – Gustáv Husák, Slovak politician, 9th President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1991)
  • 1913 – Mehmet Shehu, Albanian soldier and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1981)
  • 1914Pierre Cogan, French cyclist (d. 2013)
  • 1914 – Yu Kuo-hwa, Chinese politician, 23rd Premier of the Republic of China (d. 2000)
  • 1915Dean Dixon, American-Swiss conductor (d. 1976)
  • 1915 – Cynthia Freeman, American author (d. 1988)
  • 1916Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1916 – Eldzier Cortor, American painter (d. 2015)
  • 1916 – Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1917Hilde Krahl, Croatian-Austrian actress (d. 1999)
  • 1917 – Jerry Wexler, American journalist and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1918Les Bennett, English footballer and manager (d. 1999)
  • 1918 – Arthur Chung, Guyanese lawyer and politician, 1st President of Guyana (d. 2008)
  • 1918 – Harry Merkel, German race car driver (d. 1995)
  • 1919Terukuni Manzō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 38th Yokozuna (d. 1977)
  • 1919 – Milton Parker, American businessman, co-founded the Carnegie Deli (d. 2009)
  • 1920Rosella Hightower, American ballerina (d. 2008)
  • 1920 – Max Patkin, American baseball player and clown (d. 1999)
  • 1921Rodger Ward, American race car driver and sportscaster (d. 2004)
  • 1922Billy Liddell, Scottish-English footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1922 – Ester Mägi, Estonian composer
  • 1924Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Canadian ballerina, choreographer, and director (d. 1996)
  • 1924 – Max Roach, American drummer and composer (d. 2007)
  • 1925Billie Sol Estes, American financier and businessman (d. 2013)
  • 1926Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist and politician
  • 1927Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-American singer and actress (d. 2003)
  • 1927 – Johnnie Ray, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1990)
  • 1927 – Otto Stich, Swiss lawyer and politician, 140th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2012)
  • 1928Philip Levine, American poet and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1928 – Peter Mathias, English historian and academic
  • 1929Tony Soper, English ornithologist and author
  • 1930Roy E. Disney, American businessman (d. 2009)
  • 1931Peter Barnes, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1931 – Rosalind Howells, Baroness Howells of St Davids, Grenadian-English academic and politician
  • 1931 – Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, Malaysian cleric and politician, 12th Menteri Besar of Kelantan (d. 2015)
  • 1931 – John Zizioulas, Greek metropolitan
  • 1933Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician, 1st President of Ukraine
  • 1935Sherrill Milnes, American opera singer and educator
  • 1936Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian and author (d. 2002)
  • 1936 – Walter Bodmer, German-English geneticist and academic
  • 1936 – Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1937Daniel Walker Howe, American historian and academic
  • 1937 – Thomas Penfield Jackson, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 2013)
  • 1938Jim Bailey, American actor and singer (d. 2015)
  • 1938 – Frank Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player and politician
  • 1938 – Willie McCovey, American baseball player
  • 1939Jared Carter, American poet and author
  • 1939 – David Horowitz, American activist and author, founded the David Horowitz Freedom Center
  • 1939 – William Levy, American-Dutch journalist, author, and poet
  • 1939 – Scott McKenzie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
  • 1939 – Sal Mineo, American actor (d. 1976)
  • 1940Godfrey Hewitt, English geneticist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1940 – Walter Hill, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1941Tom Clarke, Scottish politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
  • 1942Graeme Gahan, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1943Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter (d. 1973)
  • 1943 – Jantzen Derrick, English footballer
  • 1944Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer and actor (d. 2016)
  • 1945John Fahey, New Zealand-Australian lawyer and politician, 38th Premier of New South Wales
  • 1945 – Rod Stewart, English singer-songwriter
  • 1945 – Gunther von Hagens, German anatomist, invented plastination
  • 1946Aynsley Dunbar, English drummer and songwriter
  • 1947George Alec Effinger, American author (d. 2002)
  • 1947 – James Morris, American opera singer
  • 1947 – Matthew Oakeshott, Baron Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, English banker and politician
  • 1947 – Peer Steinbrück, German politician, German Minister of Finance
  • 1947 – Tiit Vähi, Estonian engineer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Estonia
  • 1948David Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury, English lawyer and judge
  • 1948 – Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist and sportscaster
  • 1949Allu Aravind, Indian actor and producer
  • 1949 – Fred Bronson, American journalist and author
  • 1949 – Kemal Derviş, Turkish economist and politician, Turkish Minister of Economy
  • 1949 – George Foreman, American boxer, actor, and businessman
  • 1949 – James Lapine, American director and playwright
  • 1949 – Linda Lovelace, American porn actress and activist (d. 2002)
  • 1950Roy Blunt, American academic and politician
  • 1952Scott Thurston, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1953Pat Benatar, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1954John Gidman, English footballer and manager
  • 1954 – Greg Towns, Australian footballer
  • 1955Michael Schenker, German guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1955 – Franco Tancredi, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1956Shawn Colvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1956 – Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish author
  • 1957Paula Smith, American tennis player
  • 1957 – Greg Walden, American broadcaster and politician
  • 1958Eddie Cheever, American race car driver
  • 1958 – Anatoly Pisarenko, Ukrainian weightlifter and trainer
  • 1959Chandra Cheeseborough, American sprinter and coach
  • 1959 – Bernhard Hoff, German sprinter
  • 1959 – Chris Van Hollen, American lawyer and politician
  • 1959 – Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter and producer
  • 1960Gurinder Chadha, Kenyan-English director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Brian Cowen, Irish lawyer and politician, 12th Taoiseach of Ireland
  • 1960 – John Mann, English lawyer and politician
  • 1960 – Benoît Pelletier, Canadian lawyer and politician
  • 1961Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Italian-American violinist, author, and educator
  • 1962Michael Fortier, Canadian lawyer and politician
  • 1962 – Kathryn S. McKinley, American computer scientist and academic
  • 1963Malcolm Dunford, New Zealand-Australian footballer
  • 1963 – Kira Ivanova, Russian figure skater (d. 2001)
  • 1963 – Scott Perry, American director, producer, and engineer
  • 1963 – Mark Pryor, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Arkansas Attorney General
  • 1964Brad Roberts, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966Steve Kramer, American engineer and politician
  • 1967Maciej Śliwowski, Polish footballer
  • 1969Janko Kastelic, Slovene-Canadian conductor
  • 1969 – Andreas Reinke, German footballer and manager
  • 1970Alisa Marić, Serbian chess player and politician, Serbian Minister of Youth and Sports
  • 1972Mohammed Benzakour, Moroccan-Dutch journalist, poet, and author
  • 1973Glenn Robinson, American basketball player
  • 1973 – Félix Trinidad, Puerto Rican-American boxer
  • 1974Davide Dionigi, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1974 – Akari Kaida, Japanese pianist and composer
  • 1974 – Andrey Korneyev, Russian swimmer (d. 2014)
  • 1974 – Bob Peeters, Belgian footballer and manager
  • 1975Jake Delhomme, American football player
  • 1976Adam Kennedy, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Ian Poulter, English golfer
  • 1978Johan van der Wath, South African cricketer
  • 1979Simone Cavalli, Italian footballer
  • 1979 – Bodo Sieber, German rugby player and coach
  • 1980Nelson Cuevas, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1980 – Tatjana Mannima, Estonian skier
  • 1980 – Bernat Martínez, Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 2015)
  • 1980 – Aleksandr Pogorelov, Russian decathlete
  • 1981James Coppinger, English footballer
  • 1982Julien Brellier, French footballer
  • 1982 – Tomasz Brzyski, Polish footballer
  • 1984Marouane Chamakh, Moroccan footballer
  • 1984 – Trent Cutler, Australian rugby league player
  • 1984 – Ariane Friedrich, German high jumper
  • 1986Kirsten Flipkens, Belgian tennis player
  • 1986 – Hideaki Ikematsu, Japanese footballer
  • 1986 – Kenneth Vermeer, Dutch footballer
  • 1987César Cielo, Brazilian swimmer
  • 1988Leonard Patrick Komon, Kenyan runner
  • 1988 – Vladimir Zharkov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1989Emily Meade, American actress
  • 1989 – Kyle Reimers, Australian footballer
  • 1990Mirko Bortolotti, Italian race car driver
  • 1991Chad Townsend, Australian rugby league player
  • 1991 – Romain Wattel, French golfer
  • 1992Emmanuel Frimpong, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1994Mohammed Aman, Ethiopian runner
  • 1996Sakurako Ohara, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1996 – María Paulina Pérez, Colombian tennis player

Deaths

  • 314Pope Miltiades
  • 681Pope Agatho
  • 976John I Tzimiskes, Byzantine emperor (b. 925)
  • 1094Al-Mustansir Billah, Egyptian caliph (b. 1029)
  • 1276Pope Gregory X (b. 1210)
  • 1645William Laud, English archbishop and academic (b. 1573)
  • 1654Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, physician, and astrologer (b. 1616)
  • 1662Honoré II, Prince of Monaco (b. 1597)
  • 1698Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French priest and historian (b. 1637)
  • 1754Edward Cave, English publisher, founded The Gentleman's Magazine (b. 1691)
  • 1761Edward Boscawen, English admiral and politician (b. 1711)
  • 1778Carl Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and physician (b. 1707)
  • 1794Georg Forster, German-Polish ethnologist and journalist (b. 1754)
  • 1811Joseph Chénier, French poet, playwright, and politician (b. 1764)
  • 1824Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia (b. 1759)
  • 1828François de Neufchâteau, French poet, academic, and politician, French Minister of the Interior (b. 1750)
  • 1829Gregorio Funes, Argentinian clergyman, historian, and educator (b. 1749)
  • 1833Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1752)
  • 1837Bertie Crewe, British architect (b. 1860)
  • 1851Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (b. 1775)
  • 1855Mary Russell Mitford, English author and playwright (b. 1787)
  • 1862Samuel Colt, American engineer and businessman, founded Colt's Manufacturing Company (b. 1814)
  • 1863Lyman Beecher, American minister and activist, co-founded the American Temperance Society (b. 1775)
  • 1895Eli Whitney Blake, Jr., American chemist, physicist, and academic (b. 1836)
  • 1895 – Benjamin Godard, French violinist and composer (b. 1849)
  • 1901James Robert Dickson, Australian businessman and politician, 1st Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)
  • 1904Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
  • 1905Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (b. 1835)
  • 1917Buffalo Bill, American soldier and hunter (b. 1846)
  • 1917 – Feliks Leparsky, Russian fencer and captain (b. 1875)
  • 1920Sali Nivica, Albanian journalist and politician (b. 1890)
  • 1922Frank Tudor, Australian politician, 6th Australian Minister for Trade and Investment (b. 1866)
  • 1926Eino Leino, Finnish poet and journalist (b. 1878)
  • 1935Edwin Flack, Australian tennis player and runner (b. 1873)
  • 1935 – Charlie McGahey, English cricketer and footballer (b. 1871)
  • 1941Frank Bridge, English viola player and composer (b. 1879)
  • 1941 – John Lavery, Irish painter and academic (b. 1856)
  • 1941 – Joe Penner, Hungarian-American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
  • 1941 – Issai Schur, Belarusian-German mathematician and academic (b. 1875)
  • 1949Erich von Drygalski, German geographer and geophysicist (b. 1865)
  • 1951Sinclair Lewis, American author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  • 1951 – Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist and academic (b. 1890)
  • 1954Chester Wilmot, American journalist and historian (b. 1911)
  • 1957Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
  • 1959Şükrü Kaya, Turkish jurist and politician, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)
  • 1960Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1879)
  • 1961Dashiell Hammett, American detective novelist and screenwriter (b. 1894)
  • 1967Charles E. Burchfield, American painter (b. 1893)
  • 1968Ali Fuat Cebesoy, Turkish general and politician, 6th Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey (b. 1882)
  • 1969Sampurnanand, Indian educator and politician, 2nd Governor of Rajasthan (b. 1891)
  • 1970Pavel Belyayev, Russian pilot and astronaut (b. 1925)
  • 1971Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, founded Chanel (b. 1883)
  • 1971 – Ignazio Giunti, Italian race car driver (b. 1941)
  • 1972Aksel Larsen, Danish lawyer and politician (b. 1897)
  • 1976Howlin' Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1910)
  • 1978Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan journalist and author (b. 1924)
  • 1978 – Don Gillis, American composer and conductor (b. 1912)
  • 1978 – Hannah Gluckstein, British painter (b. 1895)
  • 1980Hughie Critz, American baseball player and scout (b. 1900)
  • 1980 – George Meany, American plumber and trade union leader (b. 1894)
  • 1980 – Bo Rein, American football player and coach (b. 1945)
  • 1981Fawn M. Brodie, American historian and author (b. 1915)
  • 1982Paul Lynde, American actor and comedian (b. 1926)
  • 1984Souvanna Phouma, Laotian politician, 8th Prime Minister of Laos (b. 1901)
  • 1985Anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906)
  • 1986Jaroslav Seifert, Czech journalist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
  • 1987Marion Hutton, American singer (b. 1919)
  • 1987 – David Robinson, English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1904)
  • 1989Herbert Morrison, American journalist and producer (b. 1905)
  • 1990Tochinishiki Kiyotaka, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 44th Yokozuna (b. 1925)
  • 1992Roberto Bonomi, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1919)
  • 1995Kathleen Tynan, Canadian-English journalist, author, and screenwriter (b. 1937)
  • 1997Elspeth Huxley, Kenyan-English journalist and author (b. 1907)
  • 1997 – Sheldon Leonard, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
  • 1997 – Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd, Scottish-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
  • 1999Edward Williams, Australian lieutenant, pilot, and judge (b. 1921)
  • 2000Sam Jaffe, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1901)
  • 2001Necati Cumalı, Turkish author and poet (b. 1921)
  • 2002W. A. Criswell, American pastor and author (b. 1909)
  • 2004Spalding Gray, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)
  • 2004 – Alexandra Ripley, American author (b. 1934)
  • 2005Wasyly, Ukrainian-Canadian bishop (b. 1909)
  • 2005 – Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano and actress (b. 1908)
  • 2005 – James Forman, American academic and activist (b. 1928)
  • 2005 – Kalevi Hämäläinen, Finnish skier (b. 1932)
  • 2005 – Erwin Hillier, German-English cinematographer (b. 1911)
  • 2005 – Jack Horner, American journalist (b. 1912)
  • 2005 – Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (b. 1927)
  • 2007Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (b. 1912)
  • 2007 – Bradford Washburn, American explorer, photographer, and cartographer (b. 1910)
  • 2008Christopher Bowman, American figure skater and actor (b. 1967)
  • 2008 – Maila Nurmi, Finnish-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2009Bill Stone, English sailor (b. 1900)
  • 2010Patcha Ramachandra Rao, India metallurgist, educator and administrator (b. 1942)
  • 2011Margaret Whiting, American singer (b. 1924)
  • 2012Vince Gibson, American football player and coach (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Lila Kaye, English actress (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Jean Pigott, Canadian businesswoman and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Cliff Portwood, English footballer and singer (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – Mary Raftery, Irish journalist (b. 1957)
  • 2012 – Gevork Vartanian, Russian intelligence agent (b. 1924)
  • 2013Evan S. Connell, American novelist, poet, and short story writer (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – George Gruntz, Swiss pianist and composer (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – Franz Lehrndorfer, German organist and composer (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Claude Nobs, Swiss businessman, founded the Montreux Jazz Festival (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Lucien Poirier, French general (b. 1918)
  • 2014Petr Hlaváček, Czech shoemaker and academic (b. 1950)
  • 2014 – Zbigniew Messner, Polish economist and politician, 9th Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Ian Redford, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1960)
  • 2014 – Larry Speakes, American journalist, 16th White House Press Secretary (b. 1939)
  • 2015Robert Berner, American geologist and academic (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Harry V. Jaffa, American historian, philosopher, and academic (b. 1918)
  • 2015 – Junior Malanda, Belgian footballer (b. 1994)
  • 2015 – Taylor Negron, American actor, playwright, and painter (b. 1957)
  • 2015 – Francesco Rosi, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Robert Stone, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1937)
  • 2016Wim Bleijenberg, Dutch footballer and manager (b. 1930)
  • 2016 – David Bowie, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1947)
  • 2016 – Jeanne Córdova, American journalist and activist (b. 1948)
  • 2016 – Ralph Hauenstein, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1912)
  • 2016 – George Jonas, Hungarian-Canadian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1935)


Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Leonie Aviat
    • Obadiah (Coptic Church)
    • Peter Orseolo
    • Pope Agatho (Roman Catholic)
    • William Laud (Anglican Communion)
    • William of Donjeon
    • January 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Fête du Vodoun (Benin)
  • Majority Rule Day (Bahamas)

External links

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