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Events

  • 653Pope Martin I is arrested and taken to Constantinople, due to his opposition to monothelitism.[1]
  • 1242 – Following the Disputation of Paris, twenty-four carriage loads of Jewish religious manuscripts were burnt in Paris.[2]
  • 1397 – The Kalmar Union is formed under the rule of Margaret I of Denmark.
  • 1462Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack at Târgovişte), forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.
  • 1497Battle of Deptford Bridge: Forces under King Henry VII defeat troops led by Michael An Gof.
  • 1565Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shōgun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru.
  • 1579Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England.
  • 1596 – The Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz discovers the Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen.
  • 1631Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.
  • 1665Battle of Montes Claros: Portugal definitively secured independence from Spain in the last battle of the Portuguese Restoration War.[3]
  • 1673French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet reach the Mississippi River and become the first Europeans to make a detailed account of its course.
  • 1767Samuel Wallis, a British sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
  • 1773Cúcuta, Colombia, is founded by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar.
  • 1775American Revolutionary War: Colonists inflict heavy casualties on British forces while losing the Battle of Bunker Hill.[4]
  • 1789 – In France, the Third Estate declares itself the National Assembly.
  • 1794 – Foundation of Anglo-Corsican Kingdom.
  • 1795 – The burghers of Swellendam expel the Dutch East India Company magistrate and declare a republic.
  • 1839 – In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace are established as a result.
  • 1843 – The Wairau Affray, the first serious clash of arms between Māori and British settlers in the New Zealand Wars, takes place.
  • 1861American Civil War: Battle of Vienna, Virginia.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Aldie in the Gettysburg Campaign.
  • 1876American Indian Wars: Battle of the Rosebud: 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook's forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory.[5]
  • 1877American Indian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyon: The Nez Perce defeat the U.S. Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory.
  • 1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
  • 1898 – The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.
  • 1900Boxer Rebellion: Western Allied and Japanese forces capture the Taku Forts in Tianjin, China.
  • 1901 – The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.
  • 1910Aurel Vlaicu pilots an A. Vlaicu nr. 1 on its first flight.
  • 1922Portuguese naval aviators Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral complete the first aerial crossing of the South Atlantic.
  • 1929 – The town of Murchison, New Zealand Is rocked by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killing 17. At the time it was New Zealand's worst natural disaster.
  • 1930 – U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act into law.
  • 1932Bonus Army: Around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.
  • 1933Union Station massacre: In Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.
  • 1939 – Last public guillotining in France: Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is executed in Versailles outside the Saint-Pierre prison.
  • 1940World War II: Template:RMS is attacked and sunk by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France. At least 3,000 are killed in Britain's worst maritime disaster.
  • 1940 – World War II: The British Army's 11th Hussars assault and take Fort Capuzzo in Libya, Africa from Italian forces.
  • 1940 – The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the occupation of the Soviet Union.
  • 1944Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic.[6]
  • 1948United Airlines Flight 624, a Douglas DC-6, crashes near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, killing all 43 people on board.
  • 1952 – Guatemala passes Decree 900, ordering the redistribution of uncultivated land. [7]
  • 1953Cold War: East Germany Workers Uprising: In East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.
  • 1958 – The Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, in the process of being built to connect Vancouver and North Vancouver (Canada), collapses into the Burrard Inlet killing 18 ironworkers and injuring others.[8]
  • 1960 – The Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for Script error: No such module "convert". of land undervalued at four cents/acre in the 1863 treaty.
  • 1963 – The United States Supreme Court rules 8–1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against requiring the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools.
  • 1963 – A day after South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm announced the Joint Communiqué to end the Buddhist crisis, a riot involving around 2,000 people breaks out. One person is killed.
  • 1967Nuclear weapons testing: China announces a successful test of its first thermonuclear weapon.
  • 1972Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the offices of the Democratic National Committee during an attempt by members of the administration of President Richard M. Nixon to illegally wiretap the political opposition as part of a broader campaign to subvert the democratic process.[9]
  • 1985Space Shuttle program: STS-51-G mission: Space Shuttle Discovery launches carrying Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a payload specialist.
  • 1987 – With the death of the last individual of the species, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.
  • 1991Apartheid: The South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act which required racial classification of all South Africans at birth.
  • 1992 – A "joint understanding" agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II).
  • 1994 – Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O. J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
  • 2015 – Nine people are killed in a mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 2017 – A series of wildfires in central Portugal kill at least 64 people and injure 204 others.

Births

  • 801Drogo of Metz, Frankish bishop (d. 855)
  • 1239Edward I, English king (d. 1307)
  • 1530François de Montmorency, French nobleman (d. 1579)
  • 1571Thomas Mun, English writer on economics (d. 1641)
  • 1603Joseph of Cupertino, Italian mystic and saint (d. 1663)
  • 1604John Maurice, Dutch nobleman (d. 1679)
  • 1610Birgitte Thott, Danish scholar, writer and translator (b. 1662)[10]
  • 1631Gauharara Begum, Mughal princess (d. 1706)
  • 1682Charles XII, Swedish king (d. 1718)
  • 1691Giovanni Paolo Panini, Italian painter and architect (d. 1765)
  • 1693Johann Georg Walch, German theologian and author (d. 1775)
  • 1704John Kay, English engineer, invented the Flying shuttle (d. 1780)
  • 1714César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer and cartographer (d. 1784)
  • 1718George Howard, English field marshal and politician, Governor of Minorca (d. 1796)
  • 1778Gregory Blaxland, English-Australian explorer (d. 1853)
  • 1800William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, English-Irish astronomer and politician (d. 1867)
  • 1808Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet, playwright, and linguist (d. 1845)
  • 1810Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet and translator (d. 1876)
  • 1811Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic scholar and politician (d. 1879)
  • 1818Charles Gounod, French composer and academic (d. 1893)
  • 1818 – Sophie of Württemberg, queen of the Netherlands (d. 1877)
  • 1821E. G. Squier, American archaeologist and journalist (d. 1888)
  • 1832William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1833Manuel González Flores, Mexican general and president (d. 1893)[11]
  • 1858Eben Sumner Draper, American businessman and politician, 44th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1914)
  • 1861Pete Browning, American baseball player (d. 1905)
  • 1861 – Omar Bundy, American general (d. 1940)
  • 1863Charles Michael, duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1934)
  • 1865Susan La Flesche Picotte, Native American physician (d. 1915)
  • 1867Flora Finch, English-American actress (d. 1940)
  • 1867 – John Robert Gregg, Irish-born American educator, publisher, and humanitarian (d. 1948)
  • 1867 – Henry Lawson, Australian poet and author (d. 1922)
  • 1871James Weldon Johnson, American author, journalist, and activist (d. 1938)
  • 1876William Carr, American rower (d. 1942)
  • 1876 – Edward Anthony Spitzka, American anatomist and author (d. 1922)
  • 1880Carl Van Vechten, American author and photographer (d. 1964)
  • 1881Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer and promoter (d. 1955)
  • 1882Adolphus Frederick VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1918)
  • 1882 – Igor Stravinsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1888Heinz Guderian, German general (d. 1954)
  • 1897Maria Izilda de Castro Ribeiro, Brazilian girl, popular saint (d. 1911)
  • 1898M. C. Escher, Dutch illustrator (d. 1972)
  • 1898 – Carl Hermann, German physicist and academic (d. 1961)
  • 1898 – Harry Patch, English soldier and firefighter (d. 2009)
  • 1900Martin Bormann, German politician (d. 1945)
  • 1900 – Evelyn Irons, Scottish journalist and war correspondent (d. 2000) [12]
  • 1902Sammy Fain, American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
  • 1902 – Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)
  • 1903Ruth Graves Wakefield, American chef, created the chocolate chip cookie (d. 1977)
  • 1904Ralph Bellamy, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1904 – J. Vernon McGee, American pastor and theologian (d. 1988)
  • 1904 – Patrice Tardif, Canadian farmer and politician (d. 1989)
  • 1907Maurice Cloche, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1909Elmer L. Andersen, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Minnesota (d. 2004)
  • 1909 – Ralph E. Winters, Canadian-American film editor (d. 2004)
  • 1910Red Foley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1968)
  • 1910 – George Hees, Canadian football player and politician (d. 1996)
  • 1914John Hersey, American journalist and author (d. 1993)
  • 1915David "Stringbean" Akeman, American singer and banjo player (d. 1973)
  • 1915 – Marcel Cadieux, Canadian civil servant and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (d. 1981)
  • 1916Terry Gilkyson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
  • 1917Dufferin Roblin, Canadian politician, 14th Premier of Manitoba (d. 2010)
  • 1918Ajahn Chah, Thai monk and educator (d. 1992)
  • 1919William Kaye Estes, American psychologist and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1919 – John Moffat, Scottish lieutenant and pilot (d. 2016)
  • 1919 – Beryl Reid, English actress (d. 1996)
  • 1920Jacob H. Gilbert, American lawyer and politician (d. 1981)
  • 1920 – Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress (d. 2015)
  • 1920 – François Jacob, French biologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Peter Le Cheminant, English air marshal and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey (d. 2018)
  • 1922John Amis, English journalist and critic (d. 2013)
  • 1923Elroy Hirsch, American football player (d. 2004)
  • 1923 – Arnold S. Relman, American physician and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Dale C. Thomson, Canadian historian and academic (d. 1999)
  • 1925Alexander Shulgin, American pharmacologist and chemist (d. 2014)
  • 1927Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor (d. 2019)
  • 1927 – Wally Wood, American author, illustrator, and publisher (d. 1981)
  • 1928Juan María Bordaberry, President of Uruguay (d. 2011)
  • 1929Bud Collins, American journalist and sportscaster (d. 2016)
  • 1929 – Tigran Petrosian, Armenian chess player (d. 1984)
  • 1930Cliff Gallup, American rock & roll guitarist (d. 1988)
  • 1930 – Brian Statham, English cricketer (d. 2000)
  • 1931John Baldessari, American painter and illustrator (d. 2020)
  • 1932Derek Ibbotson, English runner (d. 2017)
  • 1932 – John Murtha, American colonel and politician (d. 2010)
  • 1933Harry Browne, American soldier and politician (d. 2006)
  • 1933 – Christian Ferras, French violinist (d. 1982)
  • 1933 – Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (d. 1970)[13]
  • 1936Vern Harper, Canadian tribal leader and activist (d. 2018)
  • 1936 – Ken Loach, English director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1937Peter Fitzgerald, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1937 – Ted Nelson, American sociologist and philosopher
  • 1937 – Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian fashion designer, television presenter and politician (d. 2009)
  • 1940George Akerlof, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1940 – Bobby Bell, American football player
  • 1940 – Chuck Rainey, American bassist
  • 1941Nicholas C. Handy, English chemist and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1942Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian politician, Vice President of Egypt, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1942 – Doğu Perinçek, Turkish lawyer and politician
  • 1942 – Roger Steffens, American actor and producer
  • 1943Newt Gingrich, American historian and politician, 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  • 1943 – Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1943 – Chantal Mouffe, Belgian theorist and author
  • 1943 – Burt Rutan, American engineer and pilot
  • 1944Randy Johnson, American football player (d. 2009)
  • 1944 – Chris Spedding, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1945Tommy Franks, American general
  • 1945 – Ken Livingstone, English politician, 1st Mayor of London
  • 1945 – Eddy Merckx, Belgian cyclist and sportscaster
  • 1945 – Art Bell, American broadcaster and author (d. 2018)
  • 1946Peter Rosei, Austrian author, poet, and playwright
  • 1947Christopher Allport, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1947 – Timothy Wright, American gospel singer, pastor (d. 2009)
  • 1947 – Linda Chavez, American journalist and author
  • 1947 – George S. Clinton, American composer and songwriter
  • 1947 – Gregg Rolie, American rock singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1947 – Paul Young, English singer-songwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1948Dave Concepción, Venezuelan baseball player and manager
  • 1948 – Jacqueline Jones, American historian and academic
  • 1948 – Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1948 – Karol Sikora, English physician and academic
  • 1949Snakefinger, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1987)
  • 1949 – John Craven, English economist and academic
  • 1949 – Russell Smith, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2019)
  • 1950Lee Tamahori, New Zealand film director
  • 1951Starhawk, American author and activist
  • 1951 – John Garrett, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1951 – Joe Piscopo, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter
  • 1952Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach, and manager
  • 1952 – Estelle Morris, Baroness Morris of Yardley, English educator and politician, Secretary of State for Education
  • 1953Vernon Coaker, English educator and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
  • 1953 – Juan Muñoz, Spanish sculptor and storyteller (d. 2001)
  • 1954Mark Linn-Baker, American actor and director
  • 1955Mati Laur, Estonian historian, author, and academic
  • 1955 – Bob Sauvé, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1955 – Cem Hakko, Turkish fashion designer and businessman
  • 1956Iain Milne, Scottish rugby player
  • 1957Philip Chevron, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1957 – Martin Dillon, American tenor and educator (d. 2005)
  • 1957 – Uģis Prauliņš, Latvian composer
  • 1958Pierre Berbizier, French rugby player and coach
  • 1958 – Jello Biafra, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1958 – Bobby Farrelly, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Sam Hamad, Syrian-Canadian academic and politician
  • 1958 – Jon Leibowitz, American lawyer and politician
  • 1958 – Daniel McVicar, American actor
  • 1959Carol Anderson, American author and historian
  • 1959 – Lawrence Haddad, South African-English economist and academic
  • 1959 – Nikos Stavropoulos, Greek basketball player and coach
  • 1960Adrián Campos, Spanish race car driver
  • 1960 – Thomas Haden Church, American actor
  • 1961Kōichi Yamadera, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1962Michael Monroe, Finnish singer-songwriter and saxophonist
  • 1963Greg Kinnear, American actor, television presenter, and producer
  • 1964Rinaldo Capello, Italian race car driver
  • 1964 – Michael Gross, German swimmer
  • 1964 – Steve Rhodes, English cricketer and coach
  • 1965Dermontti Dawson, American football player and coach
  • 1965 – Dan Jansen, American speed skater and sportscaster
  • 1965 – Dara O'Kearney, Irish runner and poker player
  • 1966Mohammed Ghazy Al-Akhras, Iraqi journalist and author
  • 1966 – Tory Burch, American fashion designer and philanthropist
  • 1966 – Ken Clark, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1966 – Diane Modahl, English runner
  • 1966 – Jason Patric, American actor
  • 1967Dorothea Röschmann, German soprano and actress
  • 1967 – Eric Stefani, American keyboard player and composer
  • 1968Steve Georgallis, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1968 – Minoru Suzuki, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
  • 1969Paul Tergat, Kenyan runner
  • 1969 – Geoff Toovey, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1969 – Ilya Tsymbalar, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1970Stéphane Fiset, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1970 – Will Forte, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Jason Hanson, American football player
  • 1970 – Popeye Jones, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Michael Showalter, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Alan Dowson, English football manager and former professional player
  • 1971Paulina Rubio, Mexican pop singer
  • 1971 – Mildred Fox, Irish politician
  • 1973Leander Paes, Indian tennis player
  • 1974Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer
  • 1975Joshua Leonard, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1975 – Juan Carlos Valerón, Spanish footballer
  • 1975 – Phiyada Akkraseranee, Thai actress and model
  • 1976Scott Adkins, English actor and martial artist
  • 1976 – Sven Nys, Belgian cyclist
  • 1977Tjaša Jezernik, Slovenian tennis player
  • 1977 – Mark Tauscher, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1978Isabelle Delobel, French ice dancer
  • 1978 – Travis Roche, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979Nick Rimando, American soccer player
  • 1979 – Tyson Apostol, American television personality
  • 1979 – Young Maylay, American rapper, producer, and voice actor
  • 1980Elisa Rigaudo, Italian race walker
  • 1980 – Jeph Jacques, American author and illustrator
  • 1980 – Venus Williams, American tennis player[14]
  • 1981Kyle Boller, American football player
  • 1981 – Shane Watson, Australian cricketer
  • 1982Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 – Marek Svatoš, Slovak ice hockey player (d. 2016)
  • 1982 – Stanislava Hrozenská, Slovak tennis player
  • 1982 – Stefan Hodgetts, English racing driver
  • 1982 – Arthur Darvill, English actor
  • 1982 – Jodie Whittaker, English actress
  • 1983Lee Ryan, English singer/actor
  • 1983 – Vlasis Kazakis, Greek footballer
  • 1984Michael Mathieu, Bahamian sprinter
  • 1984 – Si Tianfeng, Chinese race walker
  • 1985Özge Akın, Turkish sprinter
  • 1985 – Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot tennis player
  • 1985 – Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986Apoula Edel, Armenian footballer
  • 1986 – Helen Glover, English rower
  • 1987Kendrick Lamar, American rapper
  • 1987 – Nozomi Tsuji, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1988Andrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player
  • 1988 – Shaun MacDonald, Welsh footballer
  • 1988 – Stephanie Rice, Australian swimmer
  • 1989Georgios Tofas, Cypriot footballer
  • 1989 – Simone Battle, American singer and actress (d. 2014)
  • 1990Jordan Henderson, English footballer[15]
  • 1990 – Josh Mansour, Australian rugby league player[16]
  • 1991Daniel Tupou, Australian-Tongan rugby league player[17]
  • 1994Amari Cooper, American football player[18]
  • 1995Clément Lenglet, French footballer[19]

Deaths

  • 656Uthman, caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate (b. 579)
  • 676Adeodatus, pope of the Catholic Church
  • 811Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, Japanese shōgun (b. 758)
  • 850Tachibana no Kachiko, Japanese empress (b. 786)
  • 900Fulk, French archbishop and chancellor
  • 1025Bolesław I the Brave, Polish king (b. 967)
  • 1091Dirk V, count of Holland (b. 1052)
  • 1207Daoji, Chinese buddhist monk (b. 1130)
  • 1219David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon
  • 1361Ingeborg of Norway, princess consort and regent of Sweden (b. 1301)
  • 1400Jan of Jenštejn, archbishop of Prague (b. 1348)
  • 1463Catherine of Portugal, Portuguese princess (b. 1436)
  • 1501John I Albert, Polish king (b. 1459)
  • 1565Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shōgun (b. 1536)
  • 1631Mumtaz Mahal, Mughal princess (b. 1593)
  • 1649Injo of Joseon, Korean king (b. 1595)
  • 1674Jijabai, Dowager Queen, mother of Shivaji (b. 1598)[20]
  • 1694Philip Howard, English cardinal (b. 1629)
  • 1696John III Sobieski, Polish king (b. 1629)
  • 1719Joseph Addison, English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician (b. 1672)
  • 1734Claude Louis Hector de Villars, French general and politician, French Secretary of State for War (b. 1653)
  • 1740Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Baronet, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1687)
  • 1762Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French poet and playwright (b. 1674)
  • 1771Daskalogiannis, Greek rebel leader (b. 1722)
  • 1775John Pitcairn, Scottish-English soldier (b. 1722)
  • 1797Mohammad Khan Qajar, Persian tribal chief (b. 1742)
  • 1813Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, Scottish-English admiral and politician (b. 1726)
  • 1821Martín Miguel de Güemes, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1785)
  • 1839Lord William Bentinck, English general and politician, 14th Governor-General of India (b. 1774)
  • 1866Joseph Méry, French poet and author (b. 1798)
  • 1889Lozen, Chiracaua Apache warrior woman (b. ~1840)[21]
  • 1898Edward Burne-Jones, English soldier and painter (b. 1833)
  • 1904Nikolay Bobrikov, Russian soldier and politician, Governor-General of Finland (b. 1839)
  • 1936Julius Seljamaa, Estonian journalist, politician, and diplomat, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)
  • 1939Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1893)
  • 1939 – Eugen Weidmann, German criminal (b. 1908)
  • 1940Arthur Harden, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
  • 1941Johan Wagenaar, Dutch organist and composer (b. 1862)
  • 1942Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1853)
  • 1952Jack Parsons, American chemist and engineer (b. 1914)
  • 1954Danny Cedrone, American guitarist and bandleader (b. 1920)
  • 1956Percival Perry, 1st Baron Perry, English businessman (b. 1878)
  • 1956 – Paul Rostock, German surgeon and academic (b. 1892)
  • 1956 – Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (b. 1926)
  • 1957Dorothy Richardson, English journalist and author (b. 1873)
  • 1957 – J. R. Williams, Canadian-American cartoonist (b. 1888)
  • 1961Jeff Chandler, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 1963Aleksander Kesküla, Estonian politician (b. 1882)
  • 1968José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1901)
  • 1974Refik Koraltan, Turkish lawyer and politician, 8th Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (b. 1889)
  • 1975James Phinney Baxter III, American historian and academic (b. 1893)
  • 1979Hubert Ashton, English cricketer and politician (b. 1898)
  • 1979 – Duffy Lewis, American baseball player and manager (b. 1888)
  • 1981Richard O'Connor, Indian-English general (b. 1889)
  • 1981 – Zerna Sharp, American author and educator (b. 1889)
  • 1982Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (b. 1920)
  • 1983Peter Mennin, American composer and educator (b. 1923)
  • 1985John Boulting, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 1986Kate Smith, American singer (b. 1907)
  • 1987Dick Howser, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1936)
  • 1996Thomas Kuhn, American historian and philosopher (b. 1922)
  • 1996 – Curt Swan, American illustrator (b. 1920)
  • 1999Basil Hume, English cardinal (b. 1923)
  • 2000Ismail Mahomed, South African lawyer and jurist, 17th Chief Justice of South Africa (b. 1931)
  • 2001Donald J. Cram, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
  • 2001 – Thomas Winning, Scottish cardinal (b. 1925)
  • 2002Willie Davenport, American sprinter and hurdler (b. 1943)
  • 2002 – Fritz Walter, German footballer (b. 1920)
  • 2004Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
  • 2006Bussunda, Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)
  • 2007Gianfranco Ferré, Italian fashion designer (b. 1944)
  • 2007 – Serena Wilson, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1933)
  • 2008Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (b. 1922)
  • 2009Ralf Dahrendorf, German-English sociologist and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2009 – Darrell Powers, American sergeant (b. 1923)
  • 2011Rex Mossop, Australian rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1928)
  • 2012Stéphane Brosse, French mountaineer (b. 1971)
  • 2012 – Patricia Brown, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Nathan Divinsky, Canadian mathematician and chess player (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Rodney King, American victim of police brutality (b. 1965)
  • 2012 – Fauzia Wahab, Pakistani actress and politician (b. 1956)
  • 2013Michael Baigent, New Zealand-English theorist and author (b. 1948)
  • 2013 – Atiqul Haque Chowdhury, Bangladeshi playwright and producer (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Pierre F. Côté, Canadian lawyer and civil servant (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Bulbs Ehlers, American basketball player (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – James Holshouser, American politician, 68th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1934)
  • 2014Patsy Byrne, English actress (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Éric Dewailly, Canadian epidemiologist and academic (b. 1954)
  • 2014 – Stanley Marsh 3, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Arnold S. Relman, American physician and academic (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Larry Zeidel, Canadian-American ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1928)
  • 2015Ron Clarke, Australian runner and politician, Mayor of the Gold Coast (b. 1937)
  • 2015 – John David Crow, American football player and coach (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Süleyman Demirel, Turkish engineer and politician, 9th President of Turkey (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Roberto M. Levingston, Argentinian general and politician, 36th President of Argentina (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Clementa C. Pinckney, American minister and politician (b. 1973)
  • 2017Baldwin Lonsdale, president of Vanuatu (b. 1948)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Albert Chmielowski
    • Botolph (England and Scandinavia)
    • Gondulphus of Berry
    • Hervé
    • Hypatius of Bithynia (Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic Churches)
    • Rainerius
    • Samuel and Henrietta Barnett (Church of England)
    • June 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Father's Day (El Salvador, Guatemala)
  • Icelandic National Day, celebrates the independence of Iceland from Kingdom of Denmark in 1944.
  • Occupation of the Latvian Republic Day (Latvia)
  • Remembrance to East German uprising of 1953, public holiday in West Germany between 1954 and 1990 (today German Unity Day) is the public holiday day)
  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (International)
  • Zemla Intifada Day (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic)

References

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