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Events

  • 763 – The Battle of Bakhamra between Alids and Abbasids near Kufa ends in a decisive Abbasid victory.
  • 1525 – The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.
  • 1535 – Following the Affair of the Placards, French Protestants are burned at the stake in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris
  • 1720 – Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm.
  • 1749 – The Teatro Filarmonico in Verona is destroyed by fire. It is rebuilt in 1754.
  • 1774Abdul Hamid I became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
  • 1789 – The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, is printed in Boston.
  • 1793 – After being found guilty of treason by the French National Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine.
  • 1861American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
  • 1893 – The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, is formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate, now Botswana.
  • 1908 – New York City passes the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public, only to have the measure vetoed by the mayor.
  • 1911 – The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place.
  • 1915Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit.
  • 1919 – Meeting of the First Dáil Éireann in the Mansion House Dublin. Sinn Féin adopts Ireland's first constitution. The first engagement of the Irish War of Independence, the Soloheadbeg ambush, County Tipperary.
  • 1925Albania declares itself a republic.
  • 1931 – Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
  • 1941 – Sparked by the murder of a German officer in Bucharest, Romania, the day before, members of the Iron Guard engaged in a rebellion and pogrom killing 125 Jews.
  • 1948 – The Flag of Quebec is adopted and flown for the first time over the National Assembly of Quebec. The day is marked annually as Québec Flag Day.
  • 1950 – American lawyer and government official Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury.
  • 1954 – The first nuclear-powered submarine, the Template:Ship, is launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, the First Lady of the United States.
  • 1960Little Joe 1B, a Mercury spacecraft, lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia with Miss Sam, a female rhesus monkey on board.
  • 1960 – Avianca Flight 671 crashes and burns upon landing at Montego Bay, Jamaica killing 37. It is the worst air disaster in Jamaica's history and the first for Avianca.
  • 1961 – Four hundred thirty-five workers are buried alive when a mine in Coalbrook, Free State, South Africa collapses.
  • 1968Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh: One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
  • 1968 – A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area after its nuclear payload ruptures. One of the four bombs remains unaccounted for after the cleanup operation is complete.
  • 1971 – The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts.
  • 1976 – Commercial service of Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.
  • 1981 – Production of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
  • 1997 – The U.S. House of Representatives votes 395–28 to reprimand Newt Gingrich for ethics violations, making him the first Speaker of the House to be so disciplined.
  • 1999War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over Script error: No such module "convert". of cocaine on board.
  • 2000Ecuador: After the Ecuadorian Congress is seized by indigenous organizations, Col. Lucio Gutiérrez, Carlos Solorzano and Antonio Vargas depose President Jamil Mahuad. Gutierrez is later replaced by Gen. Carlos Mendoza, who resigns and allows Vice-President Gustavo Noboa to succeed Mahuad.
  • 2003 – A 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes the Mexican state of Colima, killing 29 and leaving approximately 10,000 people homeless.
  • 2004NASA's MER-A (the Mars Rover Spirit) ceases communication with mission control. The problem lies in the management of its flash memory and is fixed remotely from Earth on February 6.
  • 2005 – In Belmopan, Belize, the unrest over the government's new taxes erupts into riots.
  • 2017 – Over 400 cities across America and 160+ countries worldwide participate in a large-scale women's march, on Donald Trump's first full day as president of the United States.

Births

  • 1338Charles V of France (d. 1380)
  • 1610Elizabeth Fones, English-American settler (d. 1673)
  • 1721James Murray, Scottish-English general and politician, Governor of Minorca (d. 1794)
  • 1735Johann Gottfried Eckard, German pianist and composer (d. 1809)
  • 1738Ethan Allen, American general (d. 1789)
  • 1804Eliza R. Snow, American poet and hymn-writer (d. 1887)
  • 1813John C. Frémont, American general, explorer, and politician, 5th Territorial Governor of Arizona (d. 1890)
  • 1815John Bingham, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 7th United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 1900)
  • 1820Joseph Wolf, German ornithologist and illustrator (d. 1899)
  • 1824Stonewall Jackson, American general (d. 1863)
  • 1827Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1900)
  • 1829Oscar II of Sweden (d. 1907)
  • 1846Pieter Hendrik Schoute, Dutch mathematician and academic (d. 1923)
  • 1848Henri Duparc, French soldier and composer (d. 1933)
  • 1860Karl Staaff, Swedish lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)
  • 1864Paul Troje, German lawyer and politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 1942)
  • 1867Ludwig Thoma, German paramedic and author (d. 1921)
  • 1867 – Maxime Weygand, Belgian-French general (d. 1965)
  • 1869Grigori Rasputin, Russian Mystic (d. 1916)
  • 1878Vahan Tekeyan, Armenian poet and activist (d. 1948)
  • 1879Joseph Roffo, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (d. 1933)
  • 1881Ernst Fast, Swedish runner (d. 1959)
  • 1882Pavel Florensky, Russian mathematician and theologian (d. 1937)
  • 1883Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet and educator (d. 1929)
  • 1883 – Eulogio Rodriguez, Filipino lawyer and politician, 7th President of the Senate of the Philippines (d. 1964)
  • 1884Roger Nash Baldwin, American author and activist, co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (d. 1981)
  • 1885Ernst Gustav Kühnert, Estonian-German architect and historian (d. 1961)
  • 1885 – Umberto Nobile, Italian engineer and explorer (d. 1978)
  • 1887Georges Vézina, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1926)
  • 1888Herbie Collins, Australian cricketer (d. 1959)
  • 1895Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish fashion designer, founded Balenciaga (d. 1972)
  • 1897René Iché, French sculptor (d. 1954)
  • 1898Avery Claflin, American banker and composer (d. 1979)
  • 1899Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 1977)
  • 1901Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1978)
  • 1904Puck van Heel, Dutch footballer (d. 1984)
  • 1905Christian Dior, French fashion designer, founded Christian Dior S.A. (d. 1957)
  • 1905 – Karl Wallenda, German-American acrobat and tightrope walker, founded The Flying Wallendas (d. 1978)
  • 1909Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer and conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1910Albert Rosellini, American lawyer and politician, 15th Governor of Washington (d. 2011)
  • 1910 – Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • 1911Bill Graber, American pole vaulter (d. 1996)
  • 1912Konrad Emil Bloch, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1913William Ungar, Polish-American author and philanthropist, founded the National Envelope Corporation (d. 2013)
  • 1915Orazio Mariani, Italian sprinter (d. 1981)
  • 1915 – Bill Sefton, American pole vaulter (d. 1982)
  • 1918Chicháy, Filipino actress (d. 1993)
  • 1918 – Richard Winters, American soldier (d. 2011)
  • 1919Eric Brown, Scottish-English captain and pilot (d. 2016)
  • 1921Lincoln Alexander, Canadian lawyer and politician, 23rd Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2012)
  • 1922Telly Savalas, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1922 – Paul Scofield, English actor (d. 2008)
  • 1923Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer, and actress (d. 1995)
  • 1924Benny Hill, English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1925Eva Ibbotson, Austrian-English author (d. 2010)
  • 1925 – Arnold Skaaland, American wrestler and manager (d. 2007)
  • 1926Brian Brockless, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1995)
  • 1927Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1985)
  • 1928John Olsen, Australian painter
  • 1928 – Gene Sharp, American political scientist and academic, founded the Albert Einstein Institution
  • 1930Mainza Chona, Zambian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Zambia (d. 2001)
  • 1932Bill Bell, English businessman (d. 2013)
  • 1932 – John Chaney, American basketball player and coach
  • 1933Joseph W. Eschbach, American physician and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1935Masamichi Noro, Japanese-French martial artist (d. 2013)
  • 1937Nushiravan Keihanizadeh, Iranian-American journalist and historian
  • 1938Sandy Barr, American wrestler and referee (d. 2007)
  • 1938 – Wolfman Jack, American radio host (d. 1995)
  • 1938 – Ken Maginnis, Northern Irish soldier and politician
  • 1938 – Nicholas Phillips, Baron Phillips of Worth Matravers, English lawyer and judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
  • 1940John J. McGinty III, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – Jack Nicklaus, American golfer and sportscaster
  • 1941Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (d. 2013)
  • 1941 – Plácido Domingo, Spanish tenor and conductor
  • 1941 – Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1941 – Mike Medavoy, Chinese-American film producer, co-founded Orion Pictures
  • 1941 – Ivan Putski, Polish-American wrestler and bodybuilder
  • 1941 – Elaine Showalter, American author and critic
  • 1942Mac Davis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1942 – Edwin Starr, American soul singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1943Rosemary Butler, English-Welsh academic and politician
  • 1943 – Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1945Arthur Beetson, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1945 – Martin Shaw, English actor and producer
  • 1946Johnny Oates, American baseball player and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1947Jill Eikenberry, American actress
  • 1947 – Pye Hastings, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – Michel Jonasz, French singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1947 – Jonathan Meades, English journalist and author
  • 1949Jonas Åkerlund, Swedish lawyer and politician
  • 1949 – Gennaro Contaldo, Italian chef and author
  • 1950Gary Locke, American politician and diplomat, 36th United States Secretary of Commerce
  • 1950 – Billy Ocean, Trinidadian-English singer-songwriter
  • 1950 – Agnes van Ardenne, Dutch politician and diplomat, Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation
  • 1951Eric Holder, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 82nd United States Attorney General
  • 1952Marco Camenisch, Swiss activist and murderer
  • 1952 – Louis Menand, American critic and essayist
  • 1953Paul Allen, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Microsoft
  • 1953 – Glenn Kaiser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1954Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkinabé director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1954 – Phil Thompson, English footballer and coach
  • 1955Peter Fleming, American tennis player
  • 1955 – Jeff Koons, American painter and sculptor
  • 1956Robby Benson, American actor and director
  • 1956 – Geena Davis, American actress and producer
  • 1958Gareth Branwyn, American journalist and critic
  • 1959Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1960Toxey Haas, American businessman, founded Haas Outdoors, Inc.
  • 1960 – Jennifer Keyte, Australian journalist
  • 1960 – Mamoru Nagano, Japanese animator and director
  • 1962Tyler Cowen, American economist and academic
  • 1962 – Brian Hildebrand, American wrestler, referee, and manager (d. 1999)
  • 1963Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigerian-American basketball player
  • 1963 – Detlef Schrempf, German basketball player and coach
  • 1965Jam Master Jay, American DJ, rapper, and producer (d. 2002)
  • 1967Artashes Minasian, Armenian chess player
  • 1969Eduard Hämäläinen, Finnish-Belarusian decathlete
  • 1969 – Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese comic artist
  • 1970Ken Leung, American actor
  • 1970 – Oren Peli, Israeli-American director, producer and screenwriter
  • 1971Sergey Klevchenya, Russian speed skater
  • 1971 – Doug Weight, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1972Alan Benes, American baseball player and coach
  • 1972 – Rick Falkvinge, Swedish businessman and politician
  • 1972 – Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer and producer
  • 1972 – Brett Mullins, Australian rugby league player
  • 1973Rob Hayles, English cyclist
  • 1973 – Ruben Wiki, New Zealand rugby league player and manager
  • 1974Rove McManus, Australian comedian, television host, and producer
  • 1974 – Alex Sperafico, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1975Nicky Butt, English footballer and coach
  • 1975 – Thomas Castaignède, French rugby player and journalist
  • 1975 – Yuji Ide, Japanese race car driver
  • 1975 – Ito, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1975 – Willem Korsten, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1976Aivaras Abromavičius, Lithuanian-Ukrainian banker and politician; 15th Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development
  • 1976 – Emma Bunton, English singer
  • 1976 – Mike Daisey, American monologist, author, and actor
  • 1976 – Patrick de Lange, Dutch baseball player
  • 1977Kirsten Klose, German hammer thrower
  • 1977 – Ulrike Maisch, German runner
  • 1977 – Phil Neville, English footballer and manager
  • 1977 – Jerry Trainor, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1978Faris Al-Sultan, German triathlete
  • 1978 – Bryan Gilmore, American football player
  • 1978 – Phil Stacey, American singer
  • 1978 – Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1979Byung-hyun Kim, South Korean baseball player
  • 1979 – Spider Loc, American rapper and actor
  • 1979 – Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player
  • 1980Dave Kitson, English footballer and manager
  • 1980 – Nana Mizuki, Japanese singer-songwriter and voice actress
  • 1980 – Brie Rippner, American tennis player
  • 1981Gillian Chung, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1981 – Jamie Dalrymple, English cricketer
  • 1981 – Masayuki Deai, Japanese actor
  • 1981 – Ivan Ergić, Serbian footballer
  • 1981 – Dany Heatley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Andy Lee, South Korean singer and actor
  • 1981 – Izabella Miko, Polish actress, dancer, and producer
  • 1981 – Michel Teló, Brazilian singer-songwriter
  • 1981 – Jung Ryeo-won, South Korean actress
  • 1982Nicolas Mahut, French tennis player
  • 1982 – Simon Rolfes, German footballer
  • 1982 – Go Shiozaki, Japanese wrestler
  • 1983Rapsody, American rapper
  • 1983 – Alex Acker, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Peter Philipakos, American soccer player
  • 1983 – Moritz Volz, German footballer
  • 1983 – Yoo Gun, South Korean actor
  • 1984David Harris, American football player
  • 1984 – Alex Koslov, Moldovan-American wrestler
  • 1984 – Robert Ray, American baseball player
  • 1985Salvatore Giunta, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient
  • 1985 – Justin Ingram, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Adrian Lewis, English darts player
  • 1985 – Álex Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • 1985 – Sasha Pivovarova, Russian model and actress
  • 1985 – Matt Unicomb, Australian basketball player
  • 1986Peyton Hillis, American football player
  • 1986 – Jonathan Quick, American ice hockey player
  • 1987Ioannis Athanasoulas, Greek basketball player
  • 1987 – Augustine Kiprono Choge, Kenyan runner
  • 1987 – Brandon Crawford, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Henrico Drost, Dutch footballer
  • 1987 – Darren Helm, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Mulopo Kudimbana, Congolese footballer
  • 1987 – Maša Zec Peškirič, Slovenian tennis player
  • 1988Glaiza de Castro, Filipino actress and singer
  • 1988 – Ashton Eaton, American decathlete
  • 1989Doğuş Balbay, Turkish basketball player
  • 1989 – Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Armenian footballer
  • 1991Martin Dorbek, Estonian basketball player
  • 1991 – Craig Roberts, Welsh actor and director
  • 1991 – Cho Soo-hyang, South Korean actress
  • 1993John Cofie, English footballer
  • 1993 – Ben Meehan, Australian rugby player
  • 1994Simone Pasa, Italian footballer
  • 1994 – Laura Robson, Australian-English tennis player
  • 1994 – Booboo Stewart, American actor, singer, and dancer
  • 1994 – Kang Seung-yoon, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1994 – Lim Kim, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1995Jake Elliott, American football player
  • 1995 – Andrew Watson, Northern Irish race car driver
  • 2004Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

Deaths

  • 420Yazdegerd I, king of the Sassanid Empire
  • 496Epiphanius of Pavia, Italian bishop and saint (b. 438)
  • 917Erchanger, Duke of Swabia (b. 880)
  • 1118Pope Paschal II (b. 1050)
  • 1527Juan de Grijalva, Spanish explorer (b. 1489)
  • 1546Azai Sukemasa, Japanese daimyo (b. 1491)
  • 1609Joseph Justus Scaliger, French historian and scholar (b. 1540)
  • 1638Ignazio Donati, Italian composer (b. 1570)
  • 1683Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1621)
  • 1670Claude Duval, French highwayman (b. 1643)
  • 1699Obadiah Walker, English historian and academic (b. 1616)
  • 1706Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (b. 1649)
  • 1710Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic and critic (b. 1638)
  • 1722Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1661)
  • 1731Ignjat Đurđević, Croatian poet and translator (b. 1675)
  • 1773Alexis Piron, French playwright and author (b. 1689)
  • 1774Mustafa III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1717)
  • 1775Yemelyan Pugachev, Russian rebel (b. 1742)
  • 1789Baron d'Holbach, French-German philosopher and author (b. 1723)
  • 1793Louis XVI of France (b. 1754)
  • 1795Samuel Wallis, English navigator and explorer (b. 1728)
  • 1809Josiah Hornblower, American engineer and politician (b. 1729)
  • 1814Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, French botanist and author (b. 1737)
  • 1823Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentinian cleric, journalist, and poet (b. 1761)
  • 1831Ludwig Achim von Arnim, German poet and author (b. 1781)
  • 1851Albert Lortzing, German actor and composer (b. 1801)
  • 1862Božena Němcová, Austrian-Czech author and poet (b. 1820)
  • 1870Alexander Herzen, Russian philosopher and author (b. 1812)
  • 1872Franz Grillparzer, Austrian playwright and poet (b. 1791)
  • 1881Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1802)
  • 1891Calixa Lavallée, Canadian-American lieutenant and composer (b. 1842)
  • 1901Elisha Gray, American engineer, co-founded Western Electric (b. 1835)
  • 1914Theodor Kittelsen, Norwegian painter and illustrator (b. 1857)
  • 1919Gojong of Korea (b. 1852)
  • 1919 – Ahmed Muhtar Pasha, Ottoman general and politician, 277th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1839)
  • 1924Vladimir Lenin, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1870)
  • 1926Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
  • 1928George Washington Goethals, American general and engineer (b. 1858)
  • 1931Felix Blumenfeld, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1863)
  • 1932Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic (b. 1880)
  • 1933George Moore, Irish author, poet, and critic (b. 1852)
  • 1937Marie Prevost, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1898)
  • 1938Georges Méliès, French actor, director, and producer (b. 1861)
  • 1940Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark (b. 1888)
  • 1940 – John Duha, American gymnast and triathlete (b. 1875)
  • 1945Rash Behari Bose, Indian soldier and engineer (b. 1886)
  • 1948Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Italian composer and educator (b. 1876)
  • 1950George Orwell, British novelist, essayist, and critic (b. 1903)
  • 1955Archie Hahn, German-American runner and coach (b. 1880)
  • 1956Sam Langford, Canadian-American boxer (b. 1883)
  • 1959Cecil B. DeMille, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1881)
  • 1960Matt Moore, Irish-American actor and director (b. 1888)
  • 1961Blaise Cendrars, Swiss author and poet (b. 1887)
  • 1963Acharya Shivpujan Sahay, Indian author, poet, and academic (b. 1893)
  • 1963 – Spiros Xenos, Greek-Swedish painter (b. 1881)
  • 1965Gwynne Evans, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1880)
  • 1967Ann Sheridan, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 1968Will Lang, Jr., American journalist (b. 1914)
  • 1977Sandro Penna, Italian poet and journalist (b. 1906)
  • 1978Freda Utley, English scholar and author (b. 1898)
  • 1983Lamar Williams, American bass player (b. 1949)
  • 1984Giannis Skarimpas, Greek playwright and poet (b. 1893)
  • 1985James Beard, American chef and author (b. 1903)
  • 1985 – Eddie Graham, American wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
  • 1987Charles Goodell, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1926)
  • 1988Vincent Lingiari, Australian Aboriginal rights activist (b. 1919)
  • 1989Carl Furillo, American baseball player (b. 1922)
  • 1989 – Billy Tipton, American pianist and saxophonist (b. 1914)
  • 1993Charlie Gehringer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1903)
  • 1994Bassel al-Assad, Son of the former President of the Syrian Arab Republic Hafez al-Assad (b. 1962)
  • 1998Jack Lord, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1920)
  • 1999Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)
  • 2002Peggy Lee, American singer (b. 1920)
  • 2003Paul Haines, American-Canadian poet and songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2003 – Paul Kuusberg, Estonian journalist and author (b. 1916)
  • 2004Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian author and playwright (b. 1929)
  • 2005Theun de Vries, Dutch author and poet (b. 1907)
  • 2005 – John L. Hess, American journalist and critic (b. 1917)
  • 2005 – Kaljo Raid, Estonian cellist, composer, and pastor (b. 1921)
  • 2006Ibrahim Rugova, Kosovo journalist and politician, 1st President of Kosovo (b. 1944)
  • 2009Krista Kilvet, Estonian journalist, politician and diplomat (b. 1946)
  • 2010Paul Quarrington, Canadian author, playwright, guitarist, and composer (b. 1953)
  • 2011Theoni V. Aldredge, Greek-American costume designer (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Dennis Oppenheim, American sculptor and photographer (b. 1938)
  • 2011 – E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1958)
  • 2012Roy John Britten, American biologist and geneticist (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – Cliff Chambers, American baseball player (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Ernie Gregory, English footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1921)
  • 2013Jean Giambrone, American journalist (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Donald Hornig, American chemist and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Ahmet Mete Işıkara, Turkish geophysicist and academic (b. 1941)
  • 2013 – Jake McNiece, American sergeant (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Chumpol Silpa-archa, Thai academic and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Michael Winner, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1935)
  • 2014G. Thompson Brown, American missionary, theologian, and author (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Warren Lamb, English businessman and educator (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Wilford Moore, American football player and coach (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – Dick Shrider, American basketball player and coach (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – George C. Wortley, American soldier and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2015Marcus Borg, American scholar, theologian, and author (b. 1942)
  • 2015 – Leon Brittan, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1939)
  • 2015 – Vince Camuto, American fashion designer and businessman, co-founded Nine West (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Johnnie Lewis, Liberian lawyer and politician, 18th Chief Justice of Liberia (b. 1946)
  • 2016Bill Johnson, American skier (b. 1960)
  • 2016 – Mrinalini Sarabhai, Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)

Holidays and observances

  • Babinden (Bulgaria, Serbia)
  • Birthday of Princess Ingrid Alexandra (Norway)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Agnes
    • Fructuosus
    • John Yi Yun-il (one of The Korean Martyrs)
    • Meinrad of Einsiedeln
    • January 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Errol Barrow Day (Barbados)
  • Flag Day (Quebec)
  • Grandmother's Day (Poland)
  • Lady of Altagracia Day (Dominican Republic)
  • National Hugging Day (United States)

External links

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