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Events

  • 475Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire.
  • 681Twelfth Council of Toledo: King Erwig of the Visigoths initiates a council in which he implements diverse measures against the Jews in Spain.
  • 1127Jin–Song Wars: Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin dynasty besiege and sack Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong of Song and others, ending the Northern Song dynasty.
  • 1150Wanyan Liang and other court officials murder Emperor Xizong of Jin. Wanyan Liang succeeds him as emperor.
  • 1349 – The Jewish population of Basel, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing Black Death, is rounded up and incinerated.
  • 1431 – Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
  • 1760Ahmad Shah Durrani defeats the Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
  • 1788Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
  • 1792Treaty of Jassy between Russian and Ottoman Empire is signed.
  • 1793Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
  • 1799British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduces an income tax of two shillings to the pound to raise funds for Great Britain's war effort in the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1806Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.
  • 1816 – Sir Humphry Davy tests his safety lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.
  • 1822 – The Portuguese prince Pedro I of Brazil decides to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portuguese King João VI, beginning the Brazilian independence process.
  • 1839 – The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
  • 1857 – The 7.9 Mw Fort Tejon earthquake shakes Central and Southern California with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent).
  • 1858Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
  • 1861American Civil War: "Star of the West" incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1861 – Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas.
  • 1878Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
  • 1894New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
  • 1903Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.
  • 1909Ernest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, plants the British flag Script error: No such module "convert". from the South Pole, the farthest anyone had ever reached at that time.
  • 1914Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University, is founded.
  • 1916World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli concludes with an Ottoman Empire victory when the last Allied forces are evacuated from the peninsula.
  • 1917 – World War I: The Battle of Rafa is fought near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
  • 1918Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
  • 1921Greco-Turkish War: The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, begins near Eskişehir in Anatolia.
  • 1923Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro flight.
  • 1923 – Lithuanian residents of the Memel Territory rebel against the League of Nations' decision to leave the area as a mandated region under French control.
  • 1927 – A fire at the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, kills 78 children.
  • 1941World War II: First flight of the Avro Lancaster.
  • 1945 – World War II: The United States invades Luzon in the Philippines.
  • 1957British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden resigns from office following his failure to retake the Suez Canal from Egyptian sovereignty.
  • 1960President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser opens construction on the Aswan Dam by detonating ten tons of dynamite to demolish twenty tons of granite on the east bank of the Nile.
  • 1964Martyrs' Day: Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag on the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians.
  • 1965 – The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
  • 1991 – Representatives from the United States and Iraq meet at the Geneva Peace Conference to try to find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
  • 1992 – The Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina proclaims the creation of Republika Srpska, a new state within Yugoslavia.
  • 1996First Chechen War: Chechen separatists launch a raid against the helicopter airfield and later a civilian hospital in the city of Kizlyar in the neighboring Dagestan, which turns into a massive hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.
  • 2004 – An inflatable boat carrying illegal Albanian emigrants stalls near the Karaburun Peninsula while on the way to Brindisi, Italy; exposure to the elements kills 28.
  • 2005Mahmoud Abbas wins the election to replace Yasser Arafat as President of the Palestinian National Authority. He replaces interim president Rawhi Fattouh.
  • 2005 – The Sudan People's Liberation Movement and the Government of Sudan sign the Comprehensive Peace Agreement to end the Second Sudanese Civil War.
  • 2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the original iPhone at a Macworld keynote in San Francisco.
  • 2011Iran Air Flight 277 crashes near Orumiyeh in the northeast of the country, killing 77 people.
  • 2014 – An explosion at a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant in Yokkaichi, Japan, kills at least five people and injures 17 others.
  • 2015 – The perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris two days earlier are both killed after a hostage situation. Elsewhere, a second hostage situation, related to the Charlie Hebdo shooting, occurs at a Jewish market, Hypercacher, in the eastern Paris suburb of Vincennes.

Births

  • 727Emperor Daizong of Tang (d. 779)
  • 1475Crinitus, Italian scholar and author (d. 1507)
  • 1554Pope Gregory XV (d. 1623)
  • 1571Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, Count of Bucquoy, French commander (d. 1621)
  • 1624Empress Meishō of Japan (d. 1696)
  • 1674Reinhard Keiser, German composer (d. 1739)
  • 1685Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch philologist and critic (d. 1766)
  • 1728Thomas Warton, English poet, historian, and critic (d. 1790)
  • 1735John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent, English admiral and politician (d. 1823)
  • 1745Caleb Strong, American lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
  • 1753Luísa Todi, Portuguese soprano and actress (d. 1833)
  • 1773Cassandra Austen, English painter and illustrator (d. 1845)
  • 1778Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi, Turkish Ney player and composer (d. 1846)
  • 1811Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English journalist and author (d. 1856)
  • 1818Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon, French sculptor and photographer (d. 1881)
  • 1819James Francis, English-Australian businessman and politician, 9th Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
  • 1822Carol Benesch, Czech-Romanian architect, designed the Peleș Castle (d. 1896)
  • 1823Friedrich von Esmarch, German surgeon and academic (d. 1908)
  • 1829Thomas William Robertson, English director and playwright (d. 1871)
  • 1829 – Adolf Schlagintweit, German botanist and explorer (d. 1857)
  • 1832Félix-Gabriel Marchand, Canadian journalist and politician, 11th Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • 1839John Knowles Paine, American composer and academic (d. 1906)
  • 1848Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)
  • 1849John Hartley, English tennis player (d. 1935)
  • 1854Lady Randolph Churchill, American-born wife of Lord Randolph Churchill (d. 1921)
  • 1856Anton Aškerc, Slovenian priest and poet (d. 1912)
  • 1859Carrie Chapman Catt, American activist, founded the League of Women Voters and International Alliance of Women (d. 1947)
  • 1864Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1926)
  • 1868S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist and academic (d. 1939)
  • 1870Joseph Strauss, American engineer, co-designed the Golden Gate Bridge (d. 1938)
  • 1873Hayim Nahman Bialik, Ukrainian-Austrian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1934)
  • 1873 – Thomas Curtis, American sprinter and hurdler (d. 1944)
  • 1873 – John Flanagan, Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1938)
  • 1875Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor and art collector, founded the Whitney Museum of American Art (d. 1942)
  • 1879John B. Watson, American psychologist and academic (d. 1958)
  • 1881Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet and critic (d. 1938)
  • 1881 – Giovanni Papini, Italian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1956)
  • 1885Charles Bacon, American runner and hurdler (d. 1968)
  • 1886Lloyd Loar, American sound engineer and instrument designer (d. 1943)
  • 1889Vrindavan Lal Verma, Indian author and playwright (d. 1969)
  • 1890Karel Čapek, Czech author and playwright (d. 1938)
  • 1890 – Kurt Tucholsky, German-Swedish journalist and author (d. 1935)
  • 1891August Gailit, Estonian journalist and author (d. 1960)
  • 1892Eva Bowring, American lawyer and politician (d. 1985)
  • 1893Edwin Baker, Canadian soldier and educator, co-founded the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (d. 1968)
  • 1896Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-English conductor and director (d. 1971)
  • 1897Karl Löwith, German philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1973)
  • 1898Gracie Fields, English actress and singer (d. 1979)
  • 1899Harald Tammer, Estonian journalist and weightlifter (d. 1942)
  • 1900Richard Halliburton, American journalist and author (d. 1939)
  • 1901Vilma Bánky, Hungarian-American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1901 – Chic Young, American cartoonist (d. 1973)
  • 1902Rudolf Bing, American impresario and businessman (d. 1997)
  • 1902 – Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish priest and saint, founded Opus Dei (d. 1975)
  • 1907Eldred G. Smith, American patriarch (d. 2013)
  • 1908Simone de Beauvoir, French philosopher and author (d. 1986)
  • 1909Anthony Mamo, Maltese lawyer and politician, 1st President of Malta (d. 2008)
  • 1909 – Patrick Peyton, Irish-American priest, television personality, and activist (d. 1992)
  • 1910Tom Evenson, English runner (d. 1997)
  • 1912Ralph Tubbs, English architect, designed the Dome of Discovery (d. 1996)
  • 1913Richard Nixon, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)
  • 1915Fernando Lamas, Argentinian-American actor, singer, and director (d. 1982)
  • 1915 – Anita Louise, American actress (d. 1970)
  • 1916Vic Mizzy, American soldier, pianist, and composer (d. 2009)
  • 1916 – Peter Twinn, English mathematician and entomologist (d. 2004)
  • 1918Alma Ziegler, American baseball player and golfer (d. 2005)
  • 1919William Morris Meredith, Jr., American poet and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1920Clive Dunn, English actor and singer (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Hakim Said, Pakistani scholar and politician, 20th Governor of Sindh (d. 1998)
  • 1921Lister Sinclair, Indian-Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – John Sperling, American businessman, founded the University of Phoenix (d. 2014)
  • 1922Har Gobind Khorana, Indian-American biochemist and academic, Nobel laureate (d. 2011)
  • 1922 – Ahmed Sékou Touré, Guinean politician, 1st President of Guinea (d. 1984)
  • 1924Sergei Parajanov, Georgian-Armenian director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1925Len Quested, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1926Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian lawyer and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
  • 1926 – Sydney Lotterby, English director and producer
  • 1927Sunderlal Bahuguna, Indian environmentalist
  • 1928Judith Krantz, American novelist
  • 1928 – Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, actor, and politician (d. 1994)
  • 1929Brian Friel, Irish author, playwright, and director (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Heiner Müller, German poet, playwright, and director (d. 1995)
  • 1929 – Tom Riley, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
  • 1931Algis Budrys, Lithuanian-American author and critic (d. 2008)
  • 1933Robert García, American soldier and politician
  • 1933 – Wilbur Smith, Zambian-English journalist and author
  • 1934Bart Starr, American football player and coach
  • 1935Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1935 – Dick Enberg, American game show host and sportscaster
  • 1935 – Earl G. Graves, Sr., American businessman and publisher, founded Black Enterprise magazine
  • 1936Anne Rivers Siddons, American author
  • 1936 – Marko Veselica, Croatian academic and politician
  • 1937Michael Nicholson, English journalist and author
  • 1938Claudette Boyer, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1938 – Peter Edelman, American lawyer and educator
  • 1938 – Stuart Woods, American author and critic
  • 1939Susannah York, English actress and activist (d. 2011)
  • 1940Barbara Buczek, Polish composer (d. 1993)
  • 1940 – Al Downing, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1940 – Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss journalist and politician, 86th President of the Swiss Confederation
  • 1941Joan Baez, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist
  • 1941 – Gilles Vaillancourt, Canadian politician
  • 1942John Dunning, American author
  • 1942 – Tony Harding, English illustrator (d. 2014)
  • 1942 – Lee Kun-hee, South Korean businessman
  • 1942 – Judy Malloy, American poet and author
  • 1943Robert Drewe, Australian author and playwright
  • 1943 – Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
  • 1943 – Scott Walker, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1943 – Jerry Yester, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
  • 1944Harun Farocki, German filmmaker (d. 2014)
  • 1944 – Jimmy Page, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1944 – Mihalis Violaris, Cypriot singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1945Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Syrian-Armenian scholar and politician, 1st President of Armenia
  • 1946Mohammad Ishaq Khan, Indian historian and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1946 – Mogens Lykketoft, Danish politician, 45th Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1947Ronnie Landfield, American painter and educator
  • 1948Bill Cowsill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
  • 1948 – Jan Tomaszewski, Polish footballer, manager, and politician
  • 1950Alec Jeffreys, English geneticist and academic
  • 1950 – David Johansen, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1951M. L. Carr, American basketball player and coach
  • 1951 – Crystal Gayle, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1951 – Andy Qunta, English singer-songwriter, composer, and musician
  • 1952Kaushik Basu, Indian economist and academic
  • 1952 – Hugh Bayley, English politician
  • 1952 – Mike Capuano, American lawyer and politician
  • 1953Javad Alizadeh, Iranian cartoonist and painter
  • 1953 – Morris Gleitzman, English-Australian journalist and author
  • 1953 – Shigeru So, Japanese runner
  • 1953 – Takeshi So, Japanese runner
  • 1954Philippa Gregory, Kenyan-English author and academic
  • 1955Michiko Kakutani, American journalist and critic
  • 1955 – J.K. Simmons, American actor
  • 1956 – Waltraud Meier, German soprano and actress
  • 1956 – Imelda Staunton, English actress and singer
  • 1958Stephen Neale, English philosopher and academic
  • 1959Mark Martin, American race car driver and coach
  • 1959 – Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan activist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1959 – Otis Nixon, American baseball player
  • 1960Lisa Walters, Canadian golfer
  • 1961Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1961 – Henry Omaga-Diaz, Filipino journalist
  • 1963Irwin McLean, Northern Irish biologist and academic
  • 1964Stan Javier, Dominican baseball player and manager
  • 1965 – Eric Erlandson, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1965 – Andrei Nazarov, Estonian decathlete and coach
  • 1965 – Joely Richardson, English actress
  • 1966Stephen Metcalfe, English politician
  • 1967Carl Bell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1967 – Claudio Caniggia, Argentinian footballer
  • 1967 – Dave Matthews, South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1968Jimmy Adams, Jamaican cricketer and coach
  • 1968 – Giorgos Theofanous, Greek-Cypriot composer and producer
  • 1970Lara Fabian, Belgian-Italian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1970 – Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboard player and songwriter
  • 1971Angie Martinez, American rapper, actress, and radio host
  • 1971 – Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author and critic
  • 1971 – Scott Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1972Jay Powell, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Rawson Stovall, American video game producer and author
  • 1974Farhan Akhtar, Indian actor, singer, director, and producer
  • 1975James Beckford, Jamaican long jumper
  • 1975 – Kiko Calero, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1975 – Julia Lutrova, Russian tennis player
  • 1975 – Mattias Olsson, Swedish drummer and producer
  • 1976Radek Bonk, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1976 – Todd Grisham, American sportscaster
  • 1977Viktors Dobrecovs, Latvian footballer and manager
  • 1978Mathieu Garon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 – Gennaro Gattuso, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1978 – Chad Johnson, American football player and actor
  • 1978 – A. J. McLean, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
  • 1978 – Maggie Rizer, American model, actress, and activist
  • 1979Athanassios Prittas, Greek footballer
  • 1979 – Tomiko Van, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1980Édgar Álvarez, Honduran footballer
  • 1980 – Sergio García, Spanish golfer
  • 1980 – Luke Patten, Australian rugby league player and referee
  • 1981Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer and manager
  • 1982Timmy Bowers, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
  • 1982 – Grétar Steinsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1983Marek Doronin, Estonian basketball player
  • 1984Benjamin Danso, German rugby player
  • 1985Juan Francisco Torres, Spanish footballer
  • 1986Jéferson Gomes, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986 – Uwe Hünemeier, German footballer
  • 1986 – Amanda Mynhardt, South African netball player
  • 1987Sam Bird, English race car driver
  • 1987 – Lucas Leiva, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987 – Paolo Nutini, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1987 – Jami Puustinen, Finnish footballer
  • 1988Katherine Copely, American ice dancer
  • 1988 – Marc Crosas, Spanish footballer
  • 1988 – Lee Yeon-hee, South Korean actress
  • 1989Michael Beasley, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Nina Dobrev, Bulgarian-Canadian actress and singer
  • 1989 – Michaëlla Krajicek, Dutch tennis player
  • 1989 – Yana Maksimava, Belarusian heptathlete
  • 1989 – Chris Sandow, Australian rugby league player
  • 1990Justin Blackmon, American football player
  • 1993Ashley Argota, American actress and singer
  • 1993 – Katarina Johnson-Thompson, English long jumper and heptathlete
  • 1995Ha Seung-ri, South Korean actress

Deaths

  • 1150Emperor Xizong of Jin (b. 1119)
  • 1282Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi, Minorcan ruler (b. 1204)
  • 1283Wen Tianxiang, Chinese general and scholar (b. 1236)
  • 1324Marco Polo, Italian merchant and explorer (b. 1254)
  • 1463William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent, English soldier (b. 1405)
  • 1499John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1455)
  • 1511Demetrios Chalkokondyles, Greek scholar and academic (b. 1423)
  • 1514Anna, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1477)
  • 1534Johannes Aventinus, Bavarian historian and philologist (b. 1477)
  • 1543Guillaume du Bellay, French general and diplomat (b. 1491)
  • 1561Amago Haruhisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1514)
  • 1571Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French admiral (b. 1510)
  • 1598Jasper Heywood, English poet and scholar (b. 1553)
  • 1757Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1688)
  • 1757 – Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1657)
  • 1766Thomas Birch, English historian and author (b. 1705)
  • 1799Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1718)
  • 1800Jean Étienne Championnet, French general (b. 1762)
  • 1805Noble Wimberly Jones, American physician and politician (b. 1723)
  • 1843William Hedley, English engineer (b. 1773)
  • 1848Caroline Herschel, German-English astronomer (b. 1750)
  • 1856Neophytos Vamvas, Greek cleric and educator (b. 1770)
  • 1858Anson Jones, American physician and politician; 4th President of the Republic of Texas (b. 1798)
  • 1873Napoleon III, French politician, 1st President of France (b. 1808)
  • 1876Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and activist (b. 1801)
  • 1878Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (b. 1820)
  • 1895Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American-English businessman (b. 1812)
  • 1901Richard Copley Christie, English lawyer and academic (b. 1830)
  • 1908Wilhelm Busch, German poet, illustrator, and painter (b. 1832)
  • 1908 – Abraham Goldfaden, Russian actor, playwright, and author (b. 1840)
  • 1911Edwin Arthur Jones, American violinist and composer (b. 1853)
  • 1911 – Edvard Rusjan, Italian-Slovene pilot and engineer (b. 1886)
  • 1918Charles-Émile Reynaud, French scientist and educator, invented the Praxinoscope (b. 1844)
  • 1923Katherine Mansfield, British novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1888)
  • 1924Ponnambalam Arunachalam, Sri Lankan civil servant and politician (b. 1853)
  • 1927Houston Stewart Chamberlain, English-German philosopher and author (b. 1855)
  • 1930Edward Bok, Dutch-American journalist and author (b. 1863)
  • 1931Wayne Munn, American football player and wrestler (b. 1896)
  • 1936John Gilbert, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1899)
  • 1939Johann Strauss III, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1866)
  • 1941Dimitrios Golemis, Greek runner (b. 1874)
  • 1945Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese admiral and pilot (b. 1908)
  • 1945 – Jüri Uluots, Estonian journalist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1890)
  • 1945 – Osman Cemal Kaygılı, Turkish journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1890)
  • 1946Countee Cullen, American poet and playwright (b. 1903)
  • 1947Karl Mannheim, Hungarian-English sociologist and academic (b. 1893)
  • 1960Elsie J. Oxenham, English author and educator (b. 1880)
  • 1961Emily Greene Balch, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
  • 1964Halide Edib Adıvar, Turkish author and academic (b. 1884)
  • 1971Elmer Flick, American baseball player and scout (b. 1876)
  • 1972Ted Shawn, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1891)
  • 1975Pierre Fresnay, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1897)
  • 1975 – Pyotr Novikov, Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1901)
  • 1979Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect, designed the Tour de la Bourse and Pirelli Tower (b. 1891)
  • 1981Kazimierz Serocki, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 1984Bob Dyer, American-Australian radio and television host (b. 1909)
  • 1985Robert Mayer, German-English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
  • 1987Arthur Lake, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1988Peter L. Rypdal, Norwegian fiddler and composer (b. 1909)
  • 1989Bill Terry, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)
  • 1990Spud Chandler, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1907)
  • 1990 – Cemal Süreya, Turkish poet and journalist (b. 1931)
  • 1992Steve Brodie, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1992 – Bill Naughton, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • 1993Paul Hasluck, Australian historian and politician, 17th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
  • 1994Johnny Temple, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1927)
  • 1995Souphanouvong, Laotian politician, 1st President of Laos (b. 1909)
  • 1995 – Peter Cook, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1937)
  • 1996 – Félix González-Torres, Cuban-American sculptor (b. 1957)
  • 1996Walter M. Miller, Jr., American soldier and author (b. 1923)
  • 1997Edward Osóbka-Morawski, Polish politician, Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1909)
  • 1997 – Jesse White, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 1998Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 1998 – Imi Lichtenfeld, Slovakian-Israeli martial artist, founded Krav Maga (b. 1910)
  • 2000Arnold Alexander Hall, English engineer and academic (b. 1915)
  • 2000 – Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)
  • 2001Maurice Prather, American photographer and director (b. 1926)
  • 2003Will McDonough, American journalist (b. 1935)
  • 2004Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and academic (b. 1909)
  • 2006Andy Caldecott, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1964)
  • 2007Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (b. 1977)
  • 2007 – Jean-Pierre Vernant, French anthropologist and historian (b. 1914)
  • 2008Johnny Grant, American radio host and producer (b. 1923)
  • 2008 – John Harvey-Jones, English businessman and television host (b. 1924)
  • 2009Rob Gauntlett, English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1987)
  • 2009 – T. Llew Jones, Welsh author and poet (b. 1914)
  • 2010Vimcy, Indian journalist (b. 1925)
  • 2011Makinti Napanangka, Australian painter (b. 1930)
  • 2012Brian Curvis, Welsh boxer (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – Augusto Gansser-Biaggi, Swiss geologist and academic (b. 1910)
  • 2012 – Salvador A. Rodolfo, Sr., Filipino soldier (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – William G. Roll, German-American psychologist and parapsychologist (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Malam Bacai Sanhá, Guinea-Bissau politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1947)
  • 2012 – László Szekeres, Hungarian physician and academic (b. 1921)
  • 2013Brigitte Askonas, Austrian-English immunologist and academic (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – James M. Buchanan, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Robert L. Rock, American businessman and politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – John Wise, Canadian farmer and politician, 23rd Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1935)
  • 2014Amiri Baraka, American poet, playwright, and academic (b. 1934)
  • 2014 – Josep Maria Castellet, Spanish poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Paul du Toit, South African painter and sculptor (b. 1965)
  • 2014 – Luis García, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Dale T. Mortensen, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)
  • 2015Michel Jeury, French author (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Robert V. Keeley, Lebanese-American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Greece (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Józef Oleksy, Polish economist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1946)
  • 2015 – Bud Paxson, American broadcaster, founded the Home Shopping Network and Pax TV (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Abdul Rahman Ya'kub, Malaysian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Sarawak (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Roy Tarpley, American basketball player (b. 1964)
  • 2016John Harvard, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (b. 1938)
  • 2016 – Angus Scrimm, American actor and author (b. 1926)


Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Adrian of Canterbury
    • Black Nazarene (Manila, Philippines)
    • Philip II, Metropolitan of Moscow
    • Julia Chester Emery (Episcopal Church (USA))
    • January 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
    • St. Stephen's Day (Eastern Orthodox)
  • Start of Hōonkō (Nishi Honganji) January 9–16 (Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism)
  • Martyrs' Day (Panama)
  • Non-Resident Indian Day (India)
  • Peace Agreement Day (South Sudan)

External links

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