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Events

  • 1528Gustav I of Sweden is crowned king.
  • 1554Bayinnaung, who would go on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia, is crowned King of Burma.
  • 1808John Rennie's scheme to defend St Mary's Church, Reculver, founded in 669, from coastal erosion was abandoned in favour of demolition, despite the church being an exemplar of Anglo-Saxon architecture and sculpture.
  • 1848 – The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
  • 1866 – The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
  • 1872Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
  • 1895The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
  • 1906 – Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included amongst its members H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms.
  • 1908 – A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
  • 1911 – The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
  • 1915 – The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to require states to give women the right to vote.
  • 1916 – Both Oswald Boelcke and Max Immelmann, for achieving eight aerial victories each over Allied aircraft, receive the German Empire's highest military award, the Pour le Mérite as the first German aviators to earn it.
  • 1918 – Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law goes into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
  • 1921 – Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball's first commissioner.
  • 1926 – Original Sam 'n' Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos 'n' Andy in 1928.
  • 1932Hattie Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
  • 1942World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.
  • 1945World War II: The Red Army begins the Vistula–Oder Offensive.
  • 1962Vietnam War: Operation Chopper, the first American combat mission in the war, takes place.
  • 1964 – Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.
  • 1966Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
  • 1967 – Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
  • 1969 – The New York Jets of the American Football League defeat the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League to win Super Bowl III in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
  • 1970Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian Civil War.
  • 1971 – The Harrisburg Seven: Rev. Philip Berrigan and five other activists are indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington, D.C.
  • 1976 – The United Nations Security Council votes 11–1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
  • 1986Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61-C as a Mission Specialist.
  • 1991Persian Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of American military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
  • 1998 – Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
  • 2001Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
  • 2004 – The world's largest ocean liner, Template:RMS, makes its maiden voyage.
  • 2005Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta II rocket.
  • 2006A stampede during the Stoning of the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
  • 2010 – An earthquake in Haiti occurs, killing over 100,000 people and destroying much of the capital Port-au-Prince.
  • 2012Violent protests occur in Bucharest, Romania, as two-day-old demonstrations continue against President Traian Băsescu's economic austerity measures. Clashes are reported in numerous Romanian cities between protesters and law enforcement officers.
  • 2015Government raids kill 143 Boko Haram fighters in Kolofata, Cameroon.
  • 2016 – Ten people are killed and 15 wounded in a bombing near the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.

Births

  • 1483Henry III of Nassau-Breda (d. 1538)
  • 1562Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1630)
  • 1576Petrus Scriverius, Dutch historian and scholar (d. 1660)
  • 1577Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist and physician (d. 1644)
  • 1588John Winthrop, English lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1649)
  • 1591Jusepe de Ribera, Spanish painter (d. 1652)
  • 1597François Duquesnoy, Flemish sculptor and educator (d. 1643)
  • 1628Charles Perrault, French author and academic (d. 1703)
  • 1673Rosalba Carriera, Italian painter (d. 1757)
  • 1711Gaetano Latilla, Italian composer (d. 1788)
  • 1715Jacques Duphly, French organist and composer (d. 1789)
  • 1716Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general and politician, 1st Spanish Governor of Louisiana (d. 1795)
  • 1721Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Prussian field marshal (d. 1792)
  • 1723Samuel Langdon, American minister, theologian, and academic (d. 1797)
  • 1724Frances Brooke, English author and playwright (d. 1789)
  • 1729Edmund Burke, Irish philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1797)
  • 1746Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss philosopher and educator (d. 1827)
  • 1751Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1825)
  • 1772Mikhail Speransky, Russian academic and politician (d. 1839)
  • 1786Sir Robert Inglis, 2nd Baronet, English politician (d. 1855)
  • 1792Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist and academic (d. 1841)
  • 1797Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and author (d. 1873)
  • 1799Priscilla Susan Bury, British botanist (d. 1872)
  • 1810Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1859)
  • 1822Étienne Lenoir, Belgian engineer, designed the internal combustion engine (d. 1900)
  • 1837Adolf Jensen, German pianist and composer (d. 1879)
  • 1849Jean Béraud, Russian-French painter and academic (d. 1935)
  • 1856John Singer Sargent, American painter and academic (d. 1925)
  • 1863Swami Vivekananda, Indian monk and philosopher (d. 1902)
  • 1869Bhagwan Das, Indian philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1958)
  • 1873Spyridon Louis, Greek runner (d. 1940)
  • 1874Laura Adams Armer, American author and photographer (d. 1963)
  • 1876Fevzi Çakmak, Turkish field marshal and politician, Prime Minister of the Turkish Provisional Government (d. 1950)
  • 1876 – Jack London, American novelist and journalist (d. 1916)
  • 1876 – Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Italian composer and educator (d. 1948)
  • 1877Frank J. Corr, American lawyer and politician, 45th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1934)
  • 1878Ferenc Molnár, Hungarian-American author and playwright (d. 1952)
  • 1879Ray Harroun, American race car driver and engineer (d. 1968)
  • 1879 – Anton Uesson, Estonian engineer and politician, 17th Mayor of Tallinn (d. 1942)
  • 1882Milton Sills, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1930)
  • 1884Texas Guinan, Canadian-American entertainer and bootlegger (d. 1933)
  • 1889Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, Indian-Pakistani spiritual leader (d. 1965)
  • 1890Johannes Vares, Estonian poet, physician, and politician (d. 1946)
  • 1892Mikhail Gurevich, Russian engineer and businessman, co-founded the Russian Aircraft Corporation (d. 1976)
  • 1893Hermann Göring, German commander, pilot, and politician, Minister President of Prussia (d. 1946)
  • 1893 – Alfred Rosenberg, Estonian-German architect and politician, Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories (d. 1946)
  • 1894Georges Carpentier, French boxer and actor (d. 1975)
  • 1895Leo Aryeh Mayer, Polish-Israeli scholar and academic (d. 1959)
  • 1896David Wechsler, Romanian-American psychologist and author (d. 1981)
  • 1899Pierre Bernac, French opera singer and educator (d. 1979)
  • 1899 – Paul Hermann Müller, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1901Karl Künstler, German SS officer (d. 1945)
  • 1903Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1960)
  • 1904Mississippi Fred McDowell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1972)
  • 1905Nihal Atsız, Turkish author, poet, and philosopher (d. 1975)
  • 1905 – James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist and academic (d. 1997)
  • 1905 – Tex Ritter, American actor and singer (d. 1974)
  • 1906Emmanuel Levinas, Lithuanian-French historian, philosopher, and academic (d. 1995)
  • 1907Sergei Korolev, Russian colonel and engineer (d. 1966)
  • 1908Jean Delannoy, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1908 – Clement Hurd, American illustrator (d. 1988)
  • 1910Patsy Kelly, American actress and comedian (d. 1981)
  • 1910 – Luise Rainer, German-English actress (d. 2014)
  • 1912Richard Kuremaa, Estonian footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1914Mieko Kamiya, Japanese psychiatrist and psychologist (d. 1979)
  • 1915Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1997)
  • 1915 – Joseph-Aurèle Plourde, Canadian archbishop and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1916Ruth R. Benerito, American chemist and inventor (d. 2013)
  • 1916 – P. W. Botha, South African politician, 8th Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 2006)
  • 1917Walter Hendl, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2007)
  • 1917 – Jimmy Skinner, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1920James Farmer, American activist and politician, co-founded Congress of Racial Equality (d. 1999)
  • 1920 – Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-Australian sociologist and academic (d. 2009)
  • 1922Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist and historian (d. 1994)
  • 1923Vic Allen, English sociologist, economist, and historian (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Ira Hayes, American marine who raised the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima (d. 1955)
  • 1924Olivier Gendebien, Belgian race car driver and businessman (d. 1998)
  • 1924 – Chris Chase, American model, actress, and journalist (d. 2013)
  • 1925Bill Burrud, American television host, producer, and actor (d. 1990)
  • 1926Morton Feldman, American composer and academic (d. 1987)
  • 1926 – Andrew Laszlo, Hungarian-American cinematographer (d. 2011)
  • 1926 – Ray Price, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1928Ruth Brown, American R&B singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1928 – Lloyd Ruby, American race car driver (d. 2009)
  • 1929Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottish-American philosopher and academic
  • 1929 – Jaakko Hintikka, Finnish philosopher and logician (d. 2015)
  • 1930Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player and businessman, founded Tim Hortons (d. 1974)
  • 1930 – Jennifer Johnston, Irish author and playwright
  • 1930 – Glenn Yarbrough, American singer and actor (d. 2016)
  • 1932Des O'Connor, English comedian, singer, and television host
  • 1933Pavlos Matesis, Greek author and playwright (d. 2013)
  • 1934Alan Sharp, Scottish-American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1934 – Mick Sullivan, English rugby player and coach (d. 2016)
  • 1936Jennifer Hilton, Baroness Hilton of Eggardon, English police officer and politician
  • 1936 – Raimonds Pauls, Latvian pianist and composer
  • 1936 – Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet and activist (d. 2014)
  • 1936 – Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Home Affairs (d. 2016)
  • 1938Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Pakistani scholar and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1938 – Teresa del Conde, Mexican historian and critic
  • 1939William Lee Golden, American singer-songwriter and painter
  • 1939 – Jim Palosaari, American evangelist (d. 2011)
  • 1940Bob Hewitt, Australian-South African tennis player
  • 1940 – Ronald Shannon Jackson, American drummer and composer (d. 2013)
  • 1940 – Dick Motz, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2007)
  • 1941Long John Baldry, English-Canadian singer-songwriter and voice actor (d. 2005)
  • 1941 – Fiona Caldicott, English psychiatrist and psychotherapist
  • 1941 – Chet Jastremski, American swimmer and physician (d. 2014)
  • 1942Bernardine Dohrn, American domestic terrorist, political activist and academic
  • 1944Hans Henning Atrott, German author and theorist
  • 1944 – Joe Frazier, American boxer (d. 2011)
  • 1944 – Cynthia Robinson, American R&B trumpet player and singer (d 2015)
  • 1946Hazel Cosgrove, Lady Cosgrove, Scottish lawyer and judge
  • 1946 – George Duke, American keyboard player, composer, and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1947Richard Carwardine, English historian and academic
  • 1947 – Tom Dempsey, American football player and educator
  • 1947 – Sally Hamwee, Baroness Hamwee, English politician
  • 1948Kenny Allen, English footballer
  • 1948 – Anthony Andrews, English actor and producer
  • 1948 – Gordon Campbell, Canadian educator and politician, 34th Premier of British Columbia
  • 1948 – Brendan Foster, English runner and sportscaster
  • 1948 – William Nicholson, English author and screenwriter
  • 1949Kentarō Haneda, Japanese pianist and composer (d. 2007)
  • 1949 – Ottmar Hitzfeld, German footballer and manager
  • 1949 – Hamadi Jebali, Tunisian engineer, journalist, and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Tunisia
  • 1949 – Haruki Murakami, Japanese novelist, short-story writer, and essayist
  • 1950Sheila Jackson Lee, American lawyer, judge, and politician
  • 1950 – Göran Lindblad, Swedish dentist and politician
  • 1950 – Bob McEwen, American businessman and politician
  • 1950 – Dorrit Moussaieff, Israeli-Icelandic jewelry designer and businesswoman, 5th First Lady of Iceland
  • 1951Kirstie Alley, American actress and producer
  • 1951 – Chris Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1978)
  • 1951 – Rush Limbaugh, American talk show host and author
  • 1951 – Drew Pearson, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1952Phil Perry, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1952 – Ricky Van Shelton, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – John Walker, New Zealand runner and politician
  • 1952 – Walter Mosley, American novelist
  • 1953Mary Harron, Canadian director and screenwriter
  • 1954Howard Stern, American radio host, actor, and author
  • 1954 – Martin Kylhammar, Swedish professor of culture and society
  • 1956 – Nikolai Noskov, Russian rock singer and singer-songwriter
  • 1957John Lasseter, American animator, director, and producer
  • 1957 – Jeremy Sams, English director, playwright, and composer
  • 1958Christiane Amanpour, English-born Iranian-American journalist
  • 1958 – Curt Fraser, American-Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1959Blixa Bargeld, German singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1959 – B. Brian Blair, American wrestler and politician
  • 1959 – Per Gessle, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1960Oliver Platt, Canadian-American actor
  • 1960 – Dominique Wilkins, French-American basketball player and manager
  • 1961Simon Russell Beale, Malaysia-born English actor and historian
  • 1962Joe Quesada, American author and illustrator
  • 1962 – Richie Richardson, Antiguan cricketer
  • 1962 – Luna Vachon, American-Canadian wrestler and manager (d. 2010)
  • 1963François Girard, Canadian director and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Nando Reis, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1964Jeff Bezos, American computer scientist and businessman, founded Amazon.com
  • 1965Rob Zombie, American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director
  • 1966Olivier Martinez, French actor
  • 1966 – Craig Parry, Australian golfer
  • 1967Vendela Kirsebom, Norwegian-Swedish model and actress
  • 1968Junichi Masuda, Japanese director, producer, and composer
  • 1968 – Mauro Silva, Brazilian footballer
  • 1969David Mitchell, English novelist
  • 1969 – Margaret Nagle, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1970Zack de la Rocha, American singer-songwriter
  • 1971Scott Burrell, American basketball player and coach
  • 1972Priyanka Gandhi, Indian politician
  • 1972 – Espen Knutsen, Norwegian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1972 – Paul Wilson, Australian cricketer and umpire
  • 1973Brian Culbertson, American pianist and producer
  • 1973 – Hande Yener, Turkish singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1974Melanie C, English singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1974 – Tor Arne Hetland, Norwegian skier
  • 1975Jason Freese, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1975 – Jocelyn Thibault, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1977Yoandy Garlobo, Cuban baseball player
  • 1978Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball player
  • 1978 – Maurizio Zaffiri, Italian rugby player
  • 1979Marián Hossa, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Lee Bo-young, South Korean actress and model
  • 1979 – Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer
  • 1979 – David Zabriskie, American cyclist
  • 1980Bobby Crosby, American baseball player
  • 1981Amerie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1981 – João Paulo Daniel, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 – Dan Klecko, American football player
  • 1981 – Angus Macdonald, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1981 – Luis Ernesto Pérez, Mexican footballer
  • 1982Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player
  • 1982 – Chris Ray, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Dimitrios Tsiamis, Greek triple jumper
  • 1982 – Hans Van Alphen, Belgian decathlete
  • 1982 – Dean Whitehead, English footballer
  • 1982 – Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player
  • 1984Daniel Sepulveda, American football player
  • 1984 – Jonathan Zydko, French footballer
  • 1985Artem Milevskiy, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1985 – Borja Valero, Spanish footballer
  • 1986Kehoma Brenner, German rugby player
  • 1986 – Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer
  • 1986 – Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, Argentinian-Italian footballer
  • 1987Salvatore Sirigu, Italian footballer
  • 1988Claude Giroux, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989Thiemo-Jérôme Kialka, German footballer
  • 1991Pixie Lott, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1991 – Matt Srama, Australian rugby league player
  • 1992Ishak Belfodil, Algerian footballer
  • 1992 – Samuele Longo, Italian footballer
  • 1993Zayn Malik, English singer-songwriter
  • 1993 – Simone Pecorini, Italian footballer

Deaths

  • 690Benedict Biscop, English scholar and saint, founded the Monkwearmouth–Jarrow Abbey (b. 628)
  • 1140Louis I, Landgrave of Thuringia
  • 1167Aelred of Rievaulx, English monk and saint (b. 1110)
  • 1321Marie of Brabant, Queen of France (b. 1256)
  • 1519Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1459)
  • 1665Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician and lawyer (b. 1601)
  • 1674Giacomo Carissimi, Italian priest and composer (b. 1605)
  • 1700Marguerite Bourgeoys, French-Canadian nun and saint, founded the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal (b. 1620)
  • 1705Luca Giordano, Italian painter and illustrator (b. 1634)
  • 1720William Ashhurst, English banker and politician, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1647)
  • 1732John Horsley, English-Scottish historian and author (b. 1685)
  • 1735John Eccles, English composer (b. 1668)
  • 1759Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (b. 1709)
  • 1765Johann Melchior Molter, German violinist and composer (b. 1696)
  • 1777Hugh Mercer, Scottish-American general and physician (b. 1726)
  • 1778François Bigot, French politician (b. 1703)
  • 1781Richard Challoner, English bishop (b. 1691)
  • 1829Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, German philosopher, poet, and critic (b. 1772)
  • 1833Marie-Antoine Carême, French chef (b. 1784)
  • 1834William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1759)
  • 1856Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak philologist and politician (b. 1815)
  • 1861Václav Hanka, Czech philologist and author (b. 1791)
  • 1892James Caulfeild, 3rd Earl of Charlemont, Irish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone (b. 1820)
  • 1892 – William Reeves, Irish bishop and historian (b. 1815)
  • 1899Hiram Walker, American businessman, founded Canadian Club (b. 1816)
  • 1909Hermann Minkowski, Lithuanian-German mathematician and academic (b. 1864)
  • 1911Andreas Papagiannakopoulos, Greek journalist, judge, and politician (b. 1845)
  • 1916Georgios Theotokis, Greek lawyer and politician, 80th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1844)
  • 1921Gervase Elwes, English tenor and actor (b. 1866)
  • 1926Austin Chapman, Australian businessman and politician, 4th Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1864)
  • 1934Paul Kochanski, Polish violinist and composer (b. 1887)
  • 1934 – Surya Sen, Bangladeshi educator and activist (b. 1894)
  • 1938Oscar Florianus Bluemner, German-American painter and illustrator (b. 1867)
  • 1940Edward Smith, English lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1899)
  • 1943Jan Campert, Dutch journalist and critic (b. 1902)
  • 1944Lance C. Wade, American commander and pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1958Charles Hatfield, American meteorologist (b. 1875)
  • 1960Nevil Shute, English engineer and author (b. 1899)
  • 1962Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian journalist and activist (b. 1869)
  • 1965Lorraine Hansberry, American author, playwright, and director (b. 1936)
  • 1967Burhan Asaf Belge, Turkish diplomat (b. 1887)
  • 1971John Tovey, 1st Baron Tovey, English admiral (b. 1885)
  • 1973Roy Franklin Nichols, American historian and academic (b. 1896)
  • 1974Princess Patricia of Connaught (b. 1886)
  • 1976Agatha Christie, English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1890)
  • 1977Henri-Georges Clouzot, French director and screenwriter (b. 1907)
  • 1983Nikolai Podgorny, Ukrainian engineer and politician (b. 1903)
  • 1988Connie Mulder, South African politician (b. 1925)
  • 1988 – Piero Taruffi, Italian race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1906)
  • 1990Laurence J. Peter, Canadian-American author and educator (b. 1919)
  • 1991Robert Jackson, Australian public servant and diplomat (b. 1911)
  • 1991 – Mary Francis Shura, American author (b. 1923)
  • 1992Kumar Gandharva, a Hindustani classical singer (b. 1924)
  • 1994Gustav Naan, Estonian physicist and philosopher (b. 1919)
  • 1996Joachim Nitsche, German mathematician and academic (b. 1926)
  • 1997Jean-Edern Hallier, French author (b. 1936)
  • 1997 – Charles Brenton Huggins, Canadian-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
  • 1998Roger Clark, English race car driver (b. 1939)
  • 1999Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1961)
  • 2000Marc Davis, American animator and screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 2000 – Bobby Phills, American basketball player (b. 1969)
  • 2001Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 2001 – William Redington Hewlett, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Hewlett-Packard (b. 1913)
  • 2002Cyrus Vance, American lawyer and politician, 57th U.S. Secretary of State (b. 1917)
  • 2003Dean Amadon, American ornithologist and author (b. 1912)
  • 2003 – Kinji Fukasaku, Japanese actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2003 – Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentine general and politician, 44th President of Argentina (b. 1926)
  • 2003 – Maurice Gibb, Manx-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1949)
  • 2003 – Alan Nunn May, English physicist and spy (b. 1911)
  • 2004Olga Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1921)
  • 2006Pablita Velarde, Santa Clara Pueblo (Native American) painter (b. 1918)
  • 2007Alice Coltrane, American pianist and composer (b. 1937)
  • 2007 – James Killen, Australian soldier, lawyer, and politician, 38th Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1925)
  • 2009Claude Berri, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
  • 2009 – Russ Conway, Canadian-American actor (b. 1913)
  • 2010Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and author (b. 1946)
  • 2010 – Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920)
  • 2012Bjørn G. Andersen, Norwegian geologist and academic (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Glenda Dickerson, American director, choreographer, and educator (b. 1945)
  • 2012 – Bill Janklow, American lawyer and politician, 27th Governor of South Dakota (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – Charles H. Price II, American businessman and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Jim Stanley, American football player and coach (b. 1935)
  • 2013Precious Bryant, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)
  • 2013 – Eugene Patterson, American journalist and activist (b. 1923)
  • 2014Alexandra Bastedo, English actress (b. 1946)
  • 2014 – Connie Binsfeld, American educator and politician, 58th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – George Dement, American soldier, businessman, and politician (b. 1922)
  • 2015Trevor Colbourn, American historian and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Robert Gover, American journalist and author (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Carl Long, American baseball player (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Elena Obraztsova, Russian soprano and actress (b. 1939)
  • 2015 – Inge Vermeulen, Brazilian-Dutch field hockey player (b. 1985)
  • 2017Graham Taylor, former Grimsby Town player and former manager of the England football team. (b. 1944)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Aelred of Rievaulx
    • Benedict Biscop
    • Bernard of Corleone
    • Marguerite Bourgeoys
    • Tatiana
    • January 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Lee–Jackson Day can fall while January 18 is the latest, celebrated on the Friday before Martin Luther King Day. (Commonwealth of Virginia)
  • Memorial Day (Turkmenistan)
  • National Youth Day (India)
  • Prosecutor General's Day (Russia)
  • Zanzibar Revolution Day (Tanzania)

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