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Events

  • 1099 – Some 15,000 starving Christian soldiers begin the siege of Jerusalem by marching in a religious procession around the city as its Muslim defenders watch.
  • 1283Roger of Lauria, commanding the Aragonese fleet defeats an Angevin fleet sent to put down a rebellion on Malta.
  • 1497Vasco da Gama sets sail on the first direct European voyage to India.
  • 1579Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
  • 1592Imjin War: At the Battle of Hansan Island, the Korean Navy, led by Yi Sun-sin, Yi Eok-gi, and Won Gyun, decisively defeats the Japanese Navy, led by Wakisaka Yasuharu.
  • 1663Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal charter to Rhode Island.
  • 1709Peter I of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava, thus effectively ending Sweden's status as a major power in Europe.
  • 1716 – The Battle of Dynekilen forces Sweden to abandon its invasion of Norway.
  • 1730 – An estimated magnitude 8.7 earthquake causes a tsunami that damages more than Script error: No such module "convert". of Chile's coastline.
  • 1758 – French forces hold Fort Carillon against the British at Ticonderoga, New York.
  • 1760 – British forces defeat French forces in the last naval battle in New France.
  • 1775 – The Olive Branch Petition is signed by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies of North America.
  • 1776 – Church bells (possibly including the Liberty Bell) are rung after John Nixon delivers the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence of the United States.
  • 1808Joseph Bonaparte approves the Bayonne Statute, a royal charter intended as the basis for his rule as king of Spain.
  • 1822Chippewas turn over a huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
  • 1853 – The Perry Expedition arrives in Edo Bay with a treaty requesting trade.
  • 1859 – King Charles XV & IV accedes to the throne of Sweden–Norway.
  • 1864Ikedaya Incident: The Choshu Han shishi's planned Shinsengumi sabotage on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya.
  • 1874 – The Mounties begin their March West.
  • 1876White supremacists kill five Black Republicans in Hamburg, South Carolina.
  • 1879 – Sailing ship Template:Ship departs San Francisco carrying an ill-fated expedition to the North Pole.
  • 1889 – The first issue of The Wall Street Journal is published.
  • 1892St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
  • 1898 – The death of crime boss Soapy Smith, killed in the Shootout on Juneau Wharf, releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
  • 1912Henrique Mitchell de Paiva Couceiro leads an unsuccessful royalist attack against the First Portuguese Republic in Chaves.
  • 1932 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, closing at 41.22.
  • 1933 – The first rugby union test match between the Wallabies of Australia and the Springboks of South Africa is played at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.
  • 1937 – Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan sign the Treaty of Saadabad.
  • 1947 – Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico in what became known as the Roswell UFO incident.
  • 1948 – The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF).
  • 1960Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.
  • 1962Ne Win besieges and dynamites the Rangoon University Student Union building to crush the Student Movement.
  • 1966King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
  • 1968 – The Chrysler wildcat strike begins in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1970Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American self-determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.
  • 1972 – Israeli Mossad assassinate Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani.
  • 1980 – The inaugural 1980 State of Origin game is won by Queensland who defeat New South Wales 20-10 at Lang Park.
  • 1982 – Assassination attempt against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Dujail.
  • 1988 – The Island Express train travelling from Bangalore to Kanyakumari derails on the Peruman bridge and falls into Ashtamudi Lake, killing 105 passengers and injuring over 200 more.
  • 1994Kim Jong-il begins to assume supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung.
  • 2011Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
  • 2014Israel launches an offensive on Gaza amid rising tensions following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers.

▪ 8 july 2016 -kashmiri Young mujahid Burhan muzaffar wani achieved Martyrdom.

Births

  • 1478Gian Giorgio Trissino, Italian linguist, poet, and playwright (d. 1550)
  • 1528Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (d. 1580)
  • 1538Alberto Bolognetti, Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1585)
  • 1545Carlos, Prince of Asturias (d. 1568)
  • 1593Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. 1653)
  • 1593 – Peter Sainthill, English politician (d. 1648)
  • 1621Jean de La Fontaine, French author and poet (d. 1695)
  • 1621 – Leonora Christina Ulfeldt, Danish countess (d. 1698)
  • 1640Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester, son of Charles I (d. 1660)
  • 1760Christian Kramp, French mathematician and academic (d. 1826)
  • 1766Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842)
  • 1792Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (d. 1854)
  • 1819Francis Leopold McClintock, Irish admiral and explorer (d. 1907)
  • 1830Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg (d. 1911)
  • 1830 – Frederick W. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)
  • 1831John Pemberton, American chemist and pharmacist, invented Coca-Cola (d. 1888)
  • 1836Joseph Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1914)
  • 1838Eli Lilly, American soldier, chemist, and businessman, founded Eli Lilly and Company (d. 1898)
  • 1838 – Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin Airship Company (d. 1917)
  • 1839John D. Rockefeller, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Standard Oil Company (d. 1937)
  • 1851Arthur Evans, English archaeologist and academic (d. 1941)
  • 1851 – John Murray, Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Victoria (d. 1916)
  • 1857Alfred Binet, French psychologist and graphologist (d. 1911)
  • 1867Käthe Kollwitz, German painter and sculptor (d. 1945)
  • 1876Alexandros Papanastasiou, Greek sociologist and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1936)
  • 1882Percy Grainger, Australian-American pianist and composer (d. 1961)
  • 1885Ernst Bloch, German philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1977)
  • 1885 – Hugo Boss, German fashion designer, founded Hugo Boss (d. 1948)
  • 1890Stanton Macdonald-Wright, American painter (d. 1973)
  • 1892Richard Aldington, English author and poet (d. 1962)
  • 1892 – Pavel Korin, Russian painter (d. 1967)
  • 1893R. Carlyle Buley, American historian and author (d. 1968)
  • 1894Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • 1895Igor Tamm, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1898Melville Ruick, American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1900George Antheil, American pianist, composer, and author (d. 1959)
  • 1904Henri Cartan, French mathematician and academic (d. 2008)
  • 1905Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator and director (d. 1997)
  • 1906Philip Johnson, American architect, designed the IDS Center and PPG Place (d. 2005)
  • 1907George W. Romney, American businessman and politician, 43rd Governor of Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1908Louis Jordan, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and actor (d. 1975)
  • 1908 – Nelson Rockefeller, American businessman and politician, 41st Vice President of the United States (d. 1979)
  • 1909Alan Brown, English soldier (d. 1971)
  • 1911Ken Farnes, English cricketer (d. 1941)
  • 1913Paulus and Pierre Langerock, Belgian centenarians
  • 1914Jyoti Basu, Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 2010)
  • 1914 – Billy Eckstine, American singer and trumpet player (d. 1993)
  • 1915Neil D. Van Sickle, American Air Force major general
  • 1916Jean Rouverol, American author, actress and screenwriter (d. 2017)
  • 1917Pamela Brown, English actress (d. 1975)
  • 1917 – Faye Emerson, American actress (d. 1983)
  • 1917 – J. F. Powers, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1999)
  • 1918Paul B. Fay, American businessman, soldier, and diplomat, 12th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 2009)
  • 1918 – Irwin Hasen, American illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1918 – Edward B. Giller, U.S Major General
  • 1918 – Craig Stevens, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1919Walter Scheel, German soldier and politician, 4th President of West Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1920Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish businessman (d. 1995)
  • 1922Eugenio Martínez, alias Musculito, current real estate agent who was a member of the anti-Castro movement in the early 1960s
  • 1923Harrison Dillard, American sprinter and hurdler
  • 1924Johnnie Johnson, American pianist and songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1924 – Charles C. Droz, American politician
  • 1925Marco Cé, Italian cardinal (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Arthur Imperatore Sr., Italian-American businessman from New Jersey
  • 1925 – Bill Mackrides, American football quarterback
  • 1925 – Dominique Nohain, French actor, screenwriter and director (d. 2017)
  • 1926David Malet Armstrong, Australian philosopher and author (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – John Dingell, American lieutenant and politician
  • 1926 – Martin Riesen, Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender
  • 1926 – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1927Maurice Hayes, Irish educator and politician
  • 1927 – Lisa Lu, Chinese-born American actress and singer
  • 1927 – Khensur Lungri Namgyel, Tibetan religious leader
  • 1928Balakh Sher Mazari, former Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • 1928 – Pat Adams, American painter and printmaker
  • 1929Milena Greppi, Italian hurdler
  • 1930Jerry Vale, American singer (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Chris Adams, American author and retired United States Air Force officer
  • 1931Zach Monroe, American baseball player
  • 1932Franca Raimondi, Italian singer (d. 1988)
  • 1933Antonio Lamer, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1934Raquel Correa, Chilean journalist (d. 2012)
  • 1934 – Marty Feldman, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1935John David Crow, American football player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1935 – Steve Lawrence, American actor and singer
  • 1935 – Vitaly Sevastyanov, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2010)
  • 1938Diane Clare, English actress (d. 2013)
  • 1939Ed Lumley, Canadian businessman and politician, 8th Canadian Minister of Communications
  • 1940Joe B. Mauldin, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1941Dario Gradi, Italian-English footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1942Phil Gramm, American economist and politician
  • 1944Jaimoe, American drummer
  • 1944 – Jeffrey Tambor, American actor and singer
  • 1945Micheline Calmy-Rey, Swiss politician, 91st President of the Swiss Confederation
  • 1947Kim Darby, American actress
  • 1947 – Jenny Diski, English author and screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1947 – Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian religious leader, founded the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
  • 1948Raffi, Egyptian-Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1949Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-American chef, restaurateur and entrepreneur
  • 1949 – Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Indian politician, 14th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (d. 2009)
  • 1951Alan Ashby, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
  • 1951 – Anjelica Huston, American actress and director
  • 1952Larry Garner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Jack Lambert, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1952 – Marianne Williamson, American author and activist
  • 1956Terry Puhl, Canadian baseball player and coach
  • 1957Carlos Cavazo, Mexican-American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1957 – Aleksandr Gurnov, Russian journalist and author
  • 1958Kevin Bacon, American actor and musician
  • 1958 – Andreas Carlgren, Swedish educator and politician, 8th Swedish Minister for the Environment
  • 1958 – Tzipi Livni, Israeli lawyer and politician, 18th Justice Minister of Israel
  • 1959Billy Kimball, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1959 – Pauline Quirke, English actress and screenwriter
  • 1960Mal Meninga, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1961Ces Drilon, Filipino journalist
  • 1961 – Andrew Fletcher, English keyboard player
  • 1961 – Toby Keith, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1961 – Karl Seglem, Norwegian saxophonist and record producer
  • 1962Joan Osborne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1963Mark Christopher, American director and screenwriter
  • 1964Alexei Gusarov, Russian ice hockey player and manager
  • 1965Dan Levinson, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and bandleader
  • 1966Ralf Altmeyer, German-Chinese virologist and academic
  • 1966 – Shadlog Bernicke, Nauruan politician
  • 1966 – Mike Nawrocki, American voice actor, animator, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded Big Idea Entertainment
  • 1968Billy Crudup, American actor
  • 1968 – Thom Fitzgerald, American-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Shane Howarth, New Zealand rugby player and coach
  • 1968 – Michael Weatherly, American actor
  • 1969Sugizo, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer
  • 1969 – George Fisher, American singer-songwriter
  • 1970Beck, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1970 – Sylvain Gaudreault, Canadian educator and politician
  • 1970 – Todd Martin, American tennis player and coach
  • 1971Neil Jenkins, Welsh rugby player and coach
  • 1972Karl Dykhuis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1972 – Sourav Ganguly, Indian cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1973Kathleen Robertson, Canadian actress and producer
  • 1975Elias Viljanen, Finnish singer and guitarist
  • 1976Talal El Karkouri, Moroccan footballer
  • 1976 – David Kennedy, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1976 – Ellen MacArthur, English sailor
  • 1976 – Grettell Valdéz, Mexican actress
  • 1977Christian Abbiati, Italian footballer
  • 1977 – Paolo Tiralongo, Italian cyclist
  • 1977 – Milo Ventimiglia, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1977 – Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player
  • 1978Rachael Lillis, American voice actress
  • 1978 – Urmas Rooba, Estonian footballer
  • 1979Mat McBriar, American football player
  • 1980Eric Chouinard, American-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Robbie Keane, Irish footballer
  • 1981Wolfram Müller, German runner
  • 1981 – Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
  • 1982Sophia Bush, American actress and director
  • 1982 – Pendleton Ward, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor
  • 1982 – Hakim Warrick, American basketball player
  • 1983John Bowker, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Jaroslav Janiš, Czech race car driver
  • 1983 – Daniel Navarro, Spanish cyclist
  • 1983 – Rich Peverley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985Jamie Cook, English guitarist and songwriter
  • 1986Jaime Garcia, Mexican baseball player
  • 1986 – Renata Costa, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986 – Paul Flynn, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • 1986 – Chloe Wang,Taiwanese actress
  • 1988Miki Roqué, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1988 – Jesse Sergent, New Zealand cyclist
  • 1988 – Dave Taylor, Australian rugby league player
  • 1989Yarden Gerbi, Israeli world champion and Olympic bronze medalist judoka
  • 1989 – Tor Marius Gromstad, Norwegian footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1991Virgil van Dijk, Dutch footballer
  • 1992Sky Ferreira, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1992 – Son Heung-min, South Korean footballer
  • 1992 – Benjamin Grosvenor, English pianist
  • 1996Braidon Burns, Australian rugby league player

Deaths

  • 689Kilian, Irish bishop
  • 810Pepin of Italy, son of Charlemagne (b. 773)
  • 873Gunther, archbishop of Cologne
  • 901Grimbald, French-English monk and saint (b. 827)
  • 975Edgar the Peaceful, English king (b. 943)
  • 1153Pope Eugene III (b. 1087)
  • 1253Theobald I of Navarre (b. 1201)
  • 1261Adolf IV of Holstein, Count of Schauenburg
  • 1422Michelle of Valois, daughter of Charles VI of France (b. 1395)
  • 1538Diego de Almagro, Spanish general and explorer (b. 1475)
  • 1390Albert of Saxony, Bishop of Halberstadt and German philosopher (b. circa 1320)
  • 1623Pope Gregory XV (b. 1554)
  • 1689Edward Wooster, English-American settler (b. 1622)
  • 1695Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (b. 1629)
  • 1716Robert South, English preacher and theologian (b. 1634)
  • 1721Elihu Yale, American-English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1649)
  • 1726John Ker, Scottish spy (b. 1673)
  • 1784Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (b. 1735)
  • 1794Richard Mique, French architect (b. 1728)
  • 1822Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet and playwright (b. 1792)
  • 1850Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (b. 1774)
  • 1859Oscar I of Sweden (b. 1799)
  • 1873Franz Xaver Winterhalter, German painter and lithographer (b. 1805)
  • 1887Ben Holladay, American businessman (b. 1819)
  • 1895Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian chemist and physicist (b. 1821)
  • 1905Walter Kittredge, American violinist and composer (b. 1834)
  • 1913Louis Hémon, French-Canadian author (b. 1880)
  • 1917Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (b. 1877)
  • 1930Joseph Ward, Australian-New Zealand businessman and politician, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1856)
  • 1933Anthony Hope, English author and playwright (b. 1863)
  • 1934Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer and academic (b. 1848)
  • 1939Havelock Ellis, English psychologist and author (b. 1859)
  • 1941Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, historian, and politician (b. 1874)
  • 1942Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, Algerian-French general (b. 1856)
  • 1942 – Refik Saydam, Turkish physician and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1881)
  • 1943Jean Moulin, French soldier (b. 1899)
  • 1950Othmar Spann, Austrian sociologist, economist, and philosopher (b. 1878)
  • 1952August Alle, Estonian lawyer, author, and poet (b. 1890)
  • 1956Giovanni Papini, Italian journalist, author, and critic (b. 1881)
  • 1965Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American lawyer and author (b. 1881)
  • 1968Désiré Mérchez, French swimmer and water polo player (b. 1882)
  • 1971Kurt Reidemeister, German mathematician connected to the Vienna Circle (b. 1893)
  • 1971 – Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1920)
  • 1972Ghassan Kanafani, Palestinian writer and politician (b. 1936)
  • 1973Gene L. Coon, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1924)
  • 1973 – Ben-Zion Dinur, Russian-Israeli educator and politician, 4th Education Minister of Israel (b. 1884)
  • 1973 – Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer and coach (b. 1877)
  • 1979Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • 1979 – Michael Wilding, English actor (b. 1912)
  • 1979 – Robert Burns Woodward, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
  • 1981Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (b. 1902)
  • 1985Phil Foster, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 1985 – Jean-Paul Le Chanois, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
  • 1986Skeeter Webb, American baseball player and manager (b. 1909)
  • 1987Lionel Chevrier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1903)
  • 1987 – Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet and author (b. 1896)
  • 1988Ray Barbuti, American runner and football player (b. 1905)
  • 1990Howard Duff, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1991James Franciscus, American actor (b. 1934)
  • 1994Christian-Jaque, French director and screenwriter (b. 1904)
  • 1994 – Kim Il-sung, North Korean commander and politician, President of North Korea (b. 1912)
  • 1994 – Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American businessman and explorer (b. 1927)
  • 1994 – Dick Sargent, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 1995Aleksander Arulaid, Estonian chess player (b. 1924)
  • 1996Irene Prador, Austrian-born actress and writer (b. 1911)
  • 1999Pete Conrad, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
  • 2001John O'Shea, New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2002Ward Kimball, American animator and trombonist (b. 1914)
  • 2004Paula Danziger, American author and educator (b. 1944)
  • 2005Maurice Baquet, French actor and cellist (b. 1911)
  • 2006June Allyson, American actress and singer (b. 1917)
  • 2007Chandra Shekhar, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of India (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – Jack B. Sowards, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2008John Templeton, American-born British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1912)
  • 2009Midnight, American singer-songwriter (b. 1962)
  • 2011Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (b. 1924)
  • 2011 – Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)
  • 2012Muhammed bin Saud Al Saud, Saudi Arabian politician (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Lionel Batiste, American singer and drummer (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Ernest Borgnine, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Gyang Dalyop Datong, Nigerian physician and politician (b. 1959)
  • 2012 – Martin Pakledinaz, American costume designer (b. 1953)
  • 2013Dick Gray, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Dave Hickson, English footballer and manager (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Edmund Morgan, American historian and author (b. 1916)
  • 2013 – Claudiney Ramos, Brazilian footballer (b. 1980)
  • 2013 – Rubby Sherr, American physicist and academic (b. 1913)
  • 2013 – Sundri Uttamchandani, Indian author (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Brett Walker, American songwriter and producer (b. 1961)
  • 2014Plínio de Arruda Sampaio, Brazilian lawyer and politician (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – John V. Evans, American soldier and politician, 27th Governor of Idaho (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Ben Pangelinan, Guamanian businessman and politician (b. 1956)
  • 2014 – Howard Siler, American bobsledder and coach (b. 1945)
  • 2014 – Tom Veryzer, American baseball player (b. 1953)
  • 2015Irwin Keyes, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1952)
  • 2015 – Paul J. Lioy, American scientist and academic (b. 1947)
  • 2015 – Ernie Maresca, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2015 – Ken Stabler, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1945)
  • 2015 – James Tate, American poet (b. 1943)
  • 2016Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (b. 1928)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian Feast Day:
    • Abda and Sabas
    • Auspicius of Trier
    • Grimbald
    • Kilian, Totnan, and Colman
    • Peter and Fevronia Day (Russian Orthodox)
    • Procopius of Scythopolis
    • Sunniva and companions
    • Theobald of Marly
    • July 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Air Force and Air Defense Forces Day (Ukraine)

External links

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