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Events

  • 379 – Emperor Gratian elevates Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to Augustus, and gives him power over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.
  • 639Clovis II, king of Neustria and Burgundy, is crowned.
  • 649Conquest of Kucha: The forces of Kucha surrender after a forty-day siege led by Tang dynasty general Ashina She'er, establishing Tang control over the northern Tarim Basin in Xinjiang.
  • 1419Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England, completing his reconquest of Normandy.
  • 1511Mirandola surrenders to the French.
  • 1520Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
  • 1607San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is the oldest church still standing in the Philippines.
  • 1661Thomas Venner is hanged, drawn and quartered in London.
  • 1764John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
  • 1788 – The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrive at Botany Bay.
  • 1795 – The Batavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands, bringing to an end the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
  • 1806 – Britain occupies the Dutch Cape Colony after the Battle of Blaauwberg.
  • 1812Peninsular War: After a ten-day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.
  • 1817 – An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
  • 1829Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy receives its premiere performance.
  • 1839 – The British East India Company captures Aden.
  • 1853Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il trovatore receives its premiere performance in Rome.
  • 1861American Civil War: Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in declaring secession from the United States.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs: The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
  • 1871Franco-Prussian War: In the Siege of Paris, Prussia wins the Battle of St. Quentin. Meanwhile, the French attempt to break the siege in the Battle of Buzenval will end unsuccessfully the following day.
  • 1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
  • 1899Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
  • 1915Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
  • 1915 – World War I: German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in the United Kingdom killing at least 20 people, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.
  • 1917 – Seventy-three people are killed and 400 injured in an explosion in a munitions plant in London.
  • 1920 – The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
  • 1937Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in seven hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
  • 1940You Nazty Spy!, the very first Hollywood film of any kind to satirize Adolf Hitler and the Nazis premieres, starring The Three Stooges, with Moe Howard as the character "Moe Hailstone" satirizing Hitler.
  • 1941World War II: The Greek Triton (Y-5) sinks the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.
  • 1942 – World War II: Japanese forces invade Burma.
  • 1945 – World War II: Soviet forces liberate the Łódź Ghetto. Of more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.
  • 1946 – General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.
  • 1949Cuba recognizes Israel.
  • 1953 – Almost 72% of all television sets in the United States are tuned into I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
  • 1956United Nations Security Council Resolution 111 relating to UNTSO in Palestine is adopted.
  • 1960 – Japan and the United States sign the US–Japan Mutual Security Treaty
  • 1969 – Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire three days earlier in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest about the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turns into another major protest.
  • 1974 – China gain control over all the Paracel Islands after a military engagement between the naval forces of the People's Republic of China and Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
  • 1977 – President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose").
  • 1978 – The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003.
  • 1981Iran hostage crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
  • 1983Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
  • 1983 – The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
  • 1986 – The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter unauthorized copying of the software they had written.
  • 1991Gulf War: Iraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries.
  • 1993Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations.
  • 1995 – After being struck by lightning the crew of Bristow Flight 56C are forced to ditch. All 18 aboard are later rescued.
  • 1996 – The barge North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
  • 1997Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
  • 1999British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999.
  • 2007 – Turkish-Armenian Journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his newspaper's Istanbul office by 17-year-old Turkish ultra-nationalist Ogün Samast.
  • 2012 – The Hong Kong-based file-sharing website Megaupload is shut down by the FBI.
  • 2014 – A bomb attack on an army convoy in the city of Bannu kills at least 26 soldiers and injures 38 others.

Births

  • 398Pulcheria, Byzantine empress and saint (d. 453)
  • 840Michael III, Byzantine emperor (d. 867)
  • 1544Francis II of France (d. 1560)
  • 1676John Weldon, English organist and composer (d. 1736)
  • 1721Jean-Philippe Baratier, German scholar and author (d. 1740)
  • 1736James Watt, Scottish-English chemist and engineer (d. 1819)
  • 1737Giuseppe Millico, Italian soprano, composer, and educator (d. 1802)
  • 1739Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect, designed Longford Hall and Barrells Hall (d. 1808)
  • 1752James Morris III, American captain (d. 1820)
  • 1757Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (d. 1831)
  • 1788Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
  • 1790Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet and academic (d. 1855)
  • 1798Auguste Comte, French economist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1857)
  • 1807Robert E. Lee, American general and academic (d. 1870)
  • 1808Lysander Spooner, American philosopher and author (d. 1887)
  • 1809Edgar Allan Poe, American author, poet, and critic (d. 1849)
  • 1810Talhaiarn, Welsh poet and architect (d.1869)
  • 1813Henry Bessemer, English engineer and businessman (d. 1898)
  • 1832Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1875)
  • 1833Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (d. 1872)
  • 1839Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)
  • 1848John Fitzwilliam Stairs, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1904)
  • 1848 – Matthew Webb, English swimmer and diver (d. 1883)
  • 1851Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer and academic (d. 1922)
  • 1863Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (d. 1941)
  • 1871Dame Gruev, Bulgarian educator and activist, co-founded the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (d. 1906)
  • 1874Hitachiyama Taniemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Yokozuna (d. 1922)
  • 1876Wakashima Gonshirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 21st Yokozuna (d. 1943)
  • 1876 – Dragotin Kette, Slovenian poet and author (d. 1899)
  • 1878Herbert Chapman, English footballer and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1879Boris Savinkov, Russian soldier and author (d. 1925)
  • 1883Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (d. 1956)
  • 1887Alexander Woollcott, American actor, playwright, and critic (d. 1943)
  • 1889Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1943)
  • 1892Ólafur Thors, Icelandic lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1964)
  • 1893Magda Tagliaferro, Brazilian pianist and educator (d. 1986)
  • 1903Boris Blacher, German composer and playwright (d. 1975)
  • 1905Stanley Hawes, English-Australian director and producer (d. 1991)
  • 1907Briggs Cunningham, American race car driver, sailor, and businessman (d. 2003)
  • 1908Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1971)
  • 1911Choor Singh, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and judge (d. 2009)
  • 1912Leonid Kantorovich, Russian mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1913Rex Ingamells, Australian author and poet (d. 1955)
  • 1913 – Rudolf Wanderone, American professional pocket billiards player (d. 1996)
  • 1918John H. Johnson, American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (d. 2005)
  • 1920Bernard Dunstan, English painter and educator
  • 1920 – Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian politician and diplomat, 135th Prime Minister of Peru
  • 1920 – Roberto M. Levingston, Argentinian general and politician, 36th President of Argentina (d. 2015)
  • 1921Patricia Highsmith, American author and screenwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1922Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer and journalist (d. 2015)
  • 1923Jean Stapleton, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
  • 1924Nicholas Colasanto, American actor and director (d. 1985)
  • 1924 – Jean-François Revel, French philosopher and author (d. 2006)
  • 1925Nina Bawden, English author (d. 2012)
  • 1926Hans Massaquoi, German-American journalist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Fritz Weaver, American actor
  • 1930Tippi Hedren, American model, actress, and animal rights-welfare activist
  • 1930 – John Waite, South African cricketer (d. 2011)
  • 1931Robert MacNeil, Canadian-American journalist and author
  • 1932Russ Hamilton, English singer-songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1932 – Richard Lester, American-English director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1932 – Harry Lonsdale, American chemist, businessman, and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1933George Coyne, American priest, astronomer, and theologian
  • 1935Johnny O'Keefe, Australian singer-songwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1936Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi general and politician, 7th President of Bangladesh (d. 1981)
  • 1936 – Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, American singer, harmonica player, and drummer (d. 2011)
  • 1937 – Fred J. Lincoln, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1937 – John Lions, Australian computer scientist and academic (d. 1998)
  • 1939Phil Everly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Everly Brothers) (d. 2014)
  • 1940Paolo Borsellino, Italian lawyer and judge (d. 1992)
  • 1940 – Mike Reid, English comedian, actor, and author (d. 2007)
  • 1941Colin Gunton, English theologian and academic (d. 2003)
  • 1941 – Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler, trainer, and referee
  • 1942Michael Crawford, English actor and singer
  • 1942 – Paul-Eerik Rummo, Estonian poet and politician
  • 1943Larry Clark, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1943 – Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter (d. 1970)
  • 1943 – Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
  • 1944Shelley Fabares, American actress and singer
  • 1944 – Thom Mayne, American architect and academic, designed the San Francisco Federal Building and Phare Tower
  • 1945Trevor Williams, English singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1946Julian Barnes, English author and critic
  • 1946 – Dolly Parton, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1947Frank Aarebrot, Norwegian political scientist and academic
  • 1947 – Paula Deen, American chef and author
  • 1947 – Rod Evans, English singer-songwriter
  • 1948Nancy Lynch, American computer scientist and academic
  • 1948 – Frank McKenna, Canadian politician and diplomat, 27th Premier of New Brunswick
  • 1948 – Mal Reilly, English rugby league player and coach
  • 1949Arend Langenberg, Dutch voice actor and radio host (d. 2012)
  • 1949 – Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
  • 1950Sébastien Dhavernas, Canadian actor
  • 1950 – Jon Matlack, American baseball player and coach
  • 1951Martha Davis, American singer
  • 1952Beau Weaver, American male voice actors
  • 1952 – Bruce Jay Nelson, American computer scientists (d. 1999)
  • 1952 – Michel Plante, Canadian ice hockey left wingers
  • 1952 – Nadiuska, German television actresses
  • 1953Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor and singer
  • 1953 – Richard Legendre, Canadian tennis player and politician
  • 1953 – Wayne Schimmelbusch, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1954Katey Sagal, American actress
  • 1954 – Cindy Sherman, American photographer and director
  • 1954 – Clifford Tabin, American geneticist and academic
  • 1955Tony Mansfield, English singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1955 – Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-American comedian and actor
  • 1956Carman, American singer-songwriter, actor, and television host
  • 1957Ottis Anderson, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1957 – Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican public servant and politician, 22nd Secretary of State of Puerto Rico
  • 1958Thomas Kinkade, American painter (d. 2012)
  • 1959Danese Cooper, American computer scientist and programmer
  • 1959 – Jeff Pilson, American bass player, songwriter, and actor
  • 1961William Ragsdale, American actor
  • 1961 – Wayne Hemingway, English fashion designer, co-founded Red or Dead
  • 1962Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist
  • 1962 – Chris Sabo, American baseball player and coach
  • 1962 – Jeff Van Gundy, American basketball player and coach
  • 1963Michael Adams, American basketball player and coach
  • 1963 – Martin Bashir, English journalist
  • 1963 – John Bercow, English politician, Speaker of the House of Commons
  • 1964Janine Antoni, Bahamian sculptor and photographer
  • 1964 – Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer-songwriter and basketball player
  • 1966Floris Jan Bovelander, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1966 – Yukiko Duke, Swedish journalist and translator
  • 1966 – Sylvain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1966 – Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player and coach
  • 1966 – Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1968Whitfield Crane, American singer-songwriter
  • 1969Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American author and academic
  • 1969 – Luc Longley, Australian basketball player and coach
  • 1969 – Predrag Mijatović, Montenegrin footballer and manager
  • 1969 – Junior Seau, American football player (d. 2012)
  • 1969 – Casey Sherman, American journalist and author
  • 1969 – Steve Staunton, Irish footballer and manager
  • 1970Steffen Freund, German footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete
  • 1970 – Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian and singer
  • 1971Shawn Wayans, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1971 – John Wozniak, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972Jon Fisher, American businessman and author
  • 1972 – Ron Killings, American wrestler and rapper
  • 1972 – Troy Wilson, Australian footballer and race car driver
  • 1972 – Sergei Zjukin, Estonian chess player and coach
  • 1972 – Yoon Hae-young, South Korean actress
  • 1973Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist
  • 1973 – Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer and coach
  • 1974Dainius Adomaitis, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
  • 1974 – Frank Caliendo, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Ian Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1974 – Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer and manager
  • 1975Natalie Cook, Australian volleyball player
  • 1975 – Noah Georgeson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1975 – Zdeňka Málková, Czech tennis player
  • 1976Natale Gonnella, Italian footballer
  • 1976 – Tarso Marques, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1977Benjamin Ayres, Canadian actor, director, and photographer
  • 1979Wiley, English rapper and producer
  • 1979 – Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast and sportscaster
  • 1979 – Josu Sarriegi, Spanish footballer
  • 1980Jenson Button, English race car driver
  • 1980 – Pasha Kovalev, Russian-American dancer and choreographer
  • 1980 – Luke Macfarlane, Canadian-American actor and singer
  • 1980 – Arvydas Macijauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1980 – Michael Vandort, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1981Paolo Bugia, Filipino basketball player
  • 1981 – Asier del Horno, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 – Lucho González, Argentinian footballer
  • 1982Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Shane Tronc, Australian rugby league player
  • 1983Hikaru Utada, American-Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1984Fabio Catacchini, Italian footballer
  • 1984 – Karun Chandhok, Indian race car driver
  • 1984 – Jimmy Kébé, Malian footballer
  • 1984 – Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player
  • 1985Jake Allen, American football player
  • 1985 – Pascal Behrenbruch, German decathlete
  • 1985 – Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player
  • 1985 – Esteban Guerrieri, Argentinian race car driver
  • 1985 – Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1985 – Elliott Ward, English footballer
  • 1985 – Aleksandr Yevgenyevich Nikulin, Russian footballer
  • 1986Claudio Marchisio, Italian footballer
  • 1986 – Oleksandr Miroshnychenko, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1986 – Moussa Sow, Senegalese footballer
  • 1987Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer
  • 1987 – Angus Monfries, Australian footballer
  • 1988JaVale McGee, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Tyler Breeze, Canadian wrestler
  • 1989Miles Addison, English footballer
  • 1990Tatiana Búa, Argentine tennis player
  • 1991Corinna Harrer, German runner
  • 1991 – Petra Martić, Croatian tennis player
  • 1992Shawn Johnson, American gymnast
  • 1993Erick Torres Padilla, Mexican footballer
  • 1994Matthias Ginter, German footballer

Deaths

  • 520John of Cappadocia
  • 639Dagobert I, Frankish king (b. 603)
  • 1526Isabella of Austria (b. 1501)
  • 1547Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, English poet (b. 1516)
  • 1576Hans Sachs, German poet and playwright (b. 1494)
  • 1636Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Flemish painter (b.1561)
  • 1661Thomas Venner, English rebel leader (b. 1599)
  • 1729William Congreve, English playwright and poet (b. 1670)
  • 1755Jean-Pierre Christin, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1683)
  • 1757Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish scholar and academic (b. 1674)
  • 1766Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian-French architect and painter (b. 1695)
  • 1785Jonathan Toup, English scholar and critic (b. 1713)
  • 1833Ferdinand Hérold, French pianist and composer (b. 1791)
  • 1847Charles Bent, American soldier and politician, 1st Governor of New Mexico (b. 1799)
  • 1847 – Athanasios Christopoulos, Greek poet (b. 1772)
  • 1851Esteban Echeverría, Argentinian poet and author (b. 1805)
  • 1853Karl Faber, German historian and academic (b. 1773)
  • 1865Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and politician (b. 1809)
  • 1869Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (b. 1788)
  • 1874August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet and scholar (b. 1798)
  • 1878Henri Victor Regnault French physicist and chemist (b. 1810)
  • 1905Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1817)
  • 1906Bartolomé Mitre, Argentinian historian and politician, 6th President of Argentina (b. 1821)
  • 1908Roberto Bompiani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1821)
  • 1929Liang Qichao, Chinese journalist, philosopher, and scholar (b. 1873)
  • 1930Frank P. Ramsey, British mathematician, philosopher and economist (b. 1903)
  • 1938Branislav Nušić, Serbian author, playwright, and journalist (b. 1864)
  • 1945Gustave Mesny, French general (b. 1886)
  • 1948Tony Garnier, French architect and urban planner, designed the Stade de Gerland (b. 1869)
  • 1954Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1885)
  • 1957József Dudás, Romanian-Hungarian activist and politician (b. 1912)
  • 1963Clement Smoot, American golfer (b. 1884)
  • 1964Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
  • 1965Arnold Luhaäär, Estonian weightlifter (b. 1905)
  • 1968Ray Harroun, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1879)
  • 1972Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)
  • 1973Max Adrian, Irish-English actor (b. 1903)
  • 1975Thomas Hart Benton, American painter and educator (b. 1889)
  • 1976Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese engineer and academic (b. 1886)
  • 1980William O. Douglas, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1898)
  • 1981Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
  • 1982Elis Regina, Brazilian soprano (b. 1945)
  • 1984Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1920)
  • 1987Lawrence Kohlberg, American psychologist and academic (b. 1927)
  • 1990Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian guru and mystic (b. 1931)
  • 1990 – Alberto Semprini, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1908)
  • 1990 – Herbert Wehner, German politician, 6th Minister of Intra-German Relations (b. 1906)
  • 1991Marcel Chaput, Canadian biochemist and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 1995Gene MacLellan, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 1996Don Simpson, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
  • 1997Adriana Caselotti, American actress and singer (b. 1916)
  • 1997 – James Dickey, American poet and novelist (b. 1923)
  • 1998Carl Perkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1932)
  • 1999Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby player (b. 1967)
  • 2000Bettino Craxi, Italian lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
  • 2000 – Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress, singer, and mathematician (b. 1913)
  • 2001Dario Vittori, Italian-Argentinian actor and producer (b. 1921)
  • 2003Milton Flores, Honduran footballer (b. 1974)
  • 2003 – Françoise Giroud, French journalist, screenwriter, and politician, French Minister of Culture (b. 1916)
  • 2004Harry E. Claiborne, American lawyer and judge (b. 1917)
  • 2004 – David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
  • 2005K. Sello Duiker, South African author and screenwriter (b. 1974)
  • 2006Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2006 – Wilson Pickett, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
  • 2006 – Awn Alsharif Qasim, Sudanese author and scholar (b. 1933)
  • 2006 – Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer and pilot (b. 1921)
  • 2007Hrant Dink, Turkish journalist and activist (b. 1954)
  • 2007 – Denny Doherty, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2007 – Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1969)
  • 2008Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)
  • 2008 – John Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 2008 – Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1936)
  • 2010Bill McLaren, Scottish rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1923)
  • 2012Peter Åslin, Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1962)
  • 2012 – Sarah Burke, Canadian skier (b. 1982)
  • 2012 – Peter de Francia, French-English painter and illustrator (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Gene Methvin, American pilot and journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Winston Riley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1943)
  • 2012 – Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch ballet dancer and choreographer (b. 1933)
  • 2013Milt Bolling, American baseball player and scout (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Stan Musial, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Frank Pooler, American conductor and composer (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Earl Weaver, American baseball player and manager (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Toktamış Ateş, Turkish academician, political commentator, columnist and writer (b. 1944)
  • 2014Azaria Alon, Ukrainian-Israeli environmentalist, co-founded the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (b. 1918)
  • 2014 – Christopher Chataway, English runner, journalist, and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Steven Fromholz, American singer-songwriter, producer, and poet (b. 1945)
  • 2014 – Al Lerner, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – Ben Starr, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, Sri Lankan-American anthropologist and academic (b. 1929)
  • 2015Justin Capră, Romanian engineer and academic (b. 1933)
  • 2015 – Michel Guimond, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1953)
  • 2015 – Ward Swingle, American-French singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1927)
  • 2016Robert M. Carter, English paleontologist and geologist (b. 1942)
  • 2016 – Richard Levins, American ecologist and geneticist (b. 1930)
  • 2016 – Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2016 – Sheila Sim, English actress (b. 1922)

Holidays and observances

  • Birthday of Edgar Allan Poe (commemorated by the Poe Toaster at his grave in Baltimore)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Henry of Uppsala
    • Marius, Martha, Audifax, and Abachum
    • Mark of Ephesus
    • Pontianus of Spoleto
    • Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester
    • January 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Husband's Day or Bóndadagur can fall, while January 25 is the latest; celebrated on Friday between 19 and 25 January (Iceland)
  • Feast of Sultán (Sovereignty), first day of the 17th month of the Bahá'í calendar (Bahá'í Faith) (only if Nowruz falls on March 21, otherwise the dates shifts)
  • Confederate Heroes Day (Texas), and its related observance:
  • Kokborok Day (Tripura, India)
  • Theophany / Epiphany (Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy), and its related observances:
    • Timkat, or 20 during Leap Year (Ethiopian Orthodox)
    • Vodici or Baptism of Jesus (Republic of Macedonia)

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