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Events

  • 455Sack of Rome: Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks.[1]
  • 1098First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city; the second siege began five days later.[2]
  • 1615 – The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
  • 1676Franco-Dutch War: France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo.
  • 1692Bridget Bishop is the first person to be tried for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts; she was found guilty and later hanged.
  • 1763Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
  • 1774Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters are not provided.
  • 1793French Revolution: François Hanriot, leader of the Parisian National Guard, arrests 22 Girondists selected by Jean-Paul Marat, setting the stage for the Reign of Terror.
  • 1805Napoleonic Wars: A Franco-Spanish fleet recaptures Diamond Rock, an uninhabited island at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-France, from the British.
  • 1835P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
  • 1848 – The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
  • 1866 – The Fenians defeat Canadian forces at Ridgeway and Fort Erie, but the raids end soon after.
  • 1896Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his wireless telegraph.
  • 1909Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
  • 1910Charles Rolls, a co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane.
  • 1919Anarchists simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities.
  • 1924 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
  • 1941World War II: German paratroopers murder Greek civilians in the villages of Kondomari and Alikianos.
  • 1946Birth of the Italian Republic: In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum, King Umberto II of Italy is exiled.
  • 1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.
  • 1955 – The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
  • 1962 – During the FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.
  • 1964 – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is formed.[3]
  • 1966Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on another world.
  • 1967Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
  • 1967 – Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into riots, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.
  • 1979Pope John Paul II starts his first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
  • 1983 – After an emergency landing because of an in-flight fire, twenty-three passengers aboard Air Canada Flight 797 are killed when a flashover occurs as the plane's doors open. Because of this incident, numerous new safety regulations are put in place.
  • 1990 – The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12.
  • 1997 – In Denver, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, in which 168 people died. He was executed four years later.
  • 2003 – Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
  • 2012 – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
  • 2014Telangana officially becomes the 29th state of India, formed from ten districts of northwestern Andhra Pradesh.

Births

  • 1305Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan, ruler of Ilkhanate (d. 1335)
  • 1423Ferdinand I of Naples (d. 1494)
  • 1489Charles, Duke of Vendôme (d. 1537)[4]
  • 1535Pope Leo XI (d. 1605)[5]
  • 1602Rudolf Christian, Count of East Frisia, Ruler of East Frisia (d. 1628)
  • 1621Rutger von Ascheberg, Courland-born soldier in Swedish service (d. 1693)[6]
  • 1621 – (baptized) Isaac van Ostade, Dutch painter (d. 1649)[7]
  • 1638Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon (d. 1709)
  • 1644William Salmon, English medical writer (d. 1713)
  • 1739Jabez Bowen, American colonel and politician, 45th Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1815)
  • 1740Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and politician (d. 1814)
  • 1743Alessandro Cagliostro, Italian occultist and explorer (d. 1795)
  • 1773John Randolph of Roanoke, American planter and politician, 8th United States Ambassador to Russia (d. 1833)
  • 1774William Lawson, English-Australian explorer and politician (d. 1850)
  • 1813Daniel Pollen, Irish-New Zealand politician, 9th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1896)
  • 1823Gédéon Ouimet, Canadian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (d. 1905)
  • 1835Pope Pius X (d. 1914)
  • 1838Duchess Alexandra Petrovna of Oldenburg (d. 1900)
  • 1840Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (d. 1928)
  • 1840 – Émile Munier, French artist (d. 1895)
  • 1857Edward Elgar, English composer and educator (d. 1934)
  • 1857 – Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
  • 1861Concordia Selander, Swedish actress and manager (d. 1935)
  • 1863Felix Weingartner, Croatian-Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1942)
  • 1865George Lohmann, English cricketer (d. 1901)
  • 1865 – Adelaide Casely-Hayford, Sierra Leone Creole advocate and activist for cultural nationalism (d. 1960)[8]
  • 1869Jack O'Connor, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
  • 1875Charles Stewart Mott, American businessman and politician, 50th Mayor of Flint, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • 1878Wallace Hartley, English violinist and bandleader (d. 1912)
  • 1881Walter Egan, American golfer (d. 1971)
  • 1891Thurman Arnold, American lawyer and judge (d. 1969)
  • 1891 – Takijirō Ōnishi, Japanese admiral and pilot (d. 1945)
  • 1899Lotte Reiniger, German animator and director (d. 1981)
  • 1899 – Edwin Way Teale, American environmentalist and photographer (d. 1980)
  • 1904Frank Runacres, English painter and educator (d. 1974)
  • 1904 – Johnny Weissmuller, Hungarian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)
  • 1907Dorothy West, American journalist and author (d. 1998)
  • 1907 – John Lehmann, English poet and publisher (d. 1987)
  • 1910Hector Dyer, American sprinter (d. 1990)
  • 1911Joe McCluskey, American runner (d. 2002)
  • 1913Barbara Pym, English author (d. 1980)
  • 1913 – Elsie Tu, English-Hong Kong educator and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1914Johnny Bulla, American golfer (d. 2003)
  • 1915Alexandru Nicolschi, Romanian spy (d. 1992)
  • 1917Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and director (d. 2006)
  • 1918Ruth Atkinson, Canadian-American illustrator (d. 1997)
  • 1918 – Kathryn Tucker Windham, American journalist and author (d. 2011)
  • 1919Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)
  • 1920Frank G. Clement, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)
  • 1920 – Yolande Donlan, American-English actress (d. 2014)
  • 1920 – Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-German author and critic (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Tex Schramm, American businessman (d. 2003)
  • 1920 – Johnny Speight, English screenwriter and producer (d. 1998)
  • 1921Betty Freeman, American photographer and philanthropist (d. 2009)
  • 1921 – Ernie Royal, American trumpet player (d. 1983)
  • 1921 – Sigmund Sternberg, Hungarian-English businessman and philanthropist (d. 2016)
  • 1921 – András Szennay, Hungarian priest (d. 2012)
  • 1922Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1922 – Carmen Silvera, Canadian-English actress (d. 2002)
  • 1923Lloyd Shapley, American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
  • 1924June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author, and activist (d. 2007)
  • 1926Chiyonoyama Masanobu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 41st Yokozuna (d. 1977)
  • 1926 – Milo O'Shea, Irish-American actor (d. 2013)
  • 1927W. Watts Biggers, American author, screenwriter, and animator (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Colin Brittan, English footballer (d. 2013)[9]
  • 1927 – Christopher Slade, English lawyer and judge
  • 1928Erzsi Kovács, Hungarian singer (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Rafael A. Lecuona, Cuban-American gymnast and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Ron Reynolds, English footballer (d. 1999)[10]
  • 1929Norton Juster, American architect, author, and academic
  • 1929 – Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (d. 2007)
  • 1930Pete Conrad, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1999)
  • 1933Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1933 – Lew "Sneaky Pete" Robinson, drag racer (d. 1971)[11]
  • 1934Johnny Carter, American singer (d. 2009)
  • 1935Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2003)
  • 1935 – Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek poet and educator
  • 1936Volodymyr Holubnychy, Ukrainian race walker
  • 1937Rosalyn Higgins, English lawyer and judge
  • 1937 – Sally Kellerman, American actress
  • 1937 – Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – Robert Paul, Canadian figure skater and choreographer
  • 1937 – Deric Washburn, American screenwriter and playwright
  • 1938Kevin Brownlow, English historian and author
  • 1938 – George William Penrose, Lord Penrose, Scottish lawyer and judge
  • 1939Charles Miller, American musician (d. 1980)
  • 1939 – John Schlee, American golfer (d. 2000)
  • 1940Constantine II of Greece
  • 1941Ünal Aysal, Turkish businessman
  • 1941 – Stacy Keach, American actor
  • 1941 – Lou Nanne, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
  • 1941 – Charlie Watts, English drummer, songwriter, and producer
  • 1942Mike Ahern, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Queensland
  • 1943Charles Haid, American actor and director
  • 1943 – Crescenzio Sepe, Italian cardinal
  • 1944Robert Elliott, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1944 – Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (d. 2012)
  • 1945Richard Long, English painter, sculptor, and photographer
  • 1945 – Bonnie Newman, American businesswoman and politician
  • 1946Lasse Hallström, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1946 – Peter Sutcliffe, UK serial killer
  • 1948Jerry Mathers, American actor
  • 1949Heather Couper, English astronomer and physicist (d. 2020)
  • 1949 – Frank Rich, American journalist and critic
  • 1950Jonathan Evans, Welsh lawyer and politician
  • 1950 – Joanna Gleason, Canadian actress and singer
  • 1950 – Anne Phillips, English theorist and academic
  • 1950 – Momčilo Vukotić, Serbian footballer and manager
  • 1951Gilbert Baker, American artist, gay rights activist, and designer of the rainbow flag (d. 2017)
  • 1951 – Arnold Mühren, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1951 – Larry Robinson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1951 – Alexander Wylie, Lord Kinclaven, Scottish lawyer, judge, and educator
  • 1952Gary Bettman, American commissioner of the National Hockey League
  • 1953Vidar Johansen, Norwegian saxophonist
  • 1953 – Craig Stadler, American golfer
  • 1953 – Cornel West, American philosopher, author, and academic
  • 1954Dennis Haysbert, American actor and producer
  • 1955Dana Carvey, American comedian and actor
  • 1955 – Nandan Nilekani, Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys
  • 1955 – Mani Ratnam, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1955 – Michael Steele, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1956Jan Lammers, Dutch race car driver
  • 1957Mark Lawrenson, English footballer and manager
  • 1958Lex Luger, American wrestler and football player
  • 1959Rineke Dijkstra, Dutch photographer
  • 1959 – Lydia Lunch, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
  • 1959 – Erwin Olaf, Dutch photographer
  • 1960Olga Bondarenko, Russian runner
  • 1960 – Tony Hadley, English singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1960 – Kyle Petty, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1961Dez Cadena, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1962Mark Plaatjes, South African-American runner and coach
  • 1963Anand Abhyankar, Indian actor (d. 2012)
  • 1964Caroline Link, German director and screenwriter
  • 1965Russ Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1965 – Mark Waugh, Australian cricketer and journalist
  • 1965 – Steve Waugh, Australian cricketer
  • 1966Dayana Cadeau, Haitian born Canadian-American professional bodybuilder[12][13]
  • 1966 – Candace Gingrich, American activist[14]
  • 1966 – Pedro Guerra, Spanish singer-songwriter
  • 1966 – Petra van Staveren, Dutch swimmer
  • 1967Remigija Nazarovienė, Lithuanian heptathlete and coach
  • 1967 – Mike Stanton, American baseball player
  • 1968Merril Bainbridge, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – Andy Cohen, American television host
  • 1969Kurt Abbott, American baseball player
  • 1969 – Paulo Sérgio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1969 – David Wheaton, American tennis player, radio host, and author
  • 1970B Real, American rapper and actor
  • 1971Kateřina Jacques, Czech translator and politician
  • 1972Wayne Brady, American actor, comedian, game show host, and singer
  • 1972 – Raúl Ibañez, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Wentworth Miller, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1973Marko Kristal, Estonian footballer and manager
  • 1973 – Neifi Pérez, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1974Gata Kamsky, Russian-American chess player
  • 1974 – Matt Serra, American mixed martial artist
  • 1975Salvatore Scibona, American author
  • 1976Earl Boykins, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Martin Čech, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1976 – Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Brazilian mixed martial artist and boxer
  • 1976 – Tim Rice-Oxley, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1977Teet Allas, Estonian footballer
  • 1977 – A.J. Styles, American wrestler
  • 1977 – Zachary Quinto, American actor and producer
  • 1978Dominic Cooper, English actor
  • 1978 – Nikki Cox, American actress
  • 1978 – Justin Long, American actor
  • 1978 – Yi So-yeon, biotechnologist and astronaut, the first Korean in space
  • 1978 – Luke Williamson, Australian rugby league player
  • 1979Morena Baccarin, Brazilian-American actress
  • 1979 – Butterfly Boucher, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1979 – Natalia Rodríguez, Spanish runner
  • 1980Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian-American drummer
  • 1980 – Bobby Simmons, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Richard Skuse, English rugby player
  • 1980 – Abby Wambach, American soccer player and coach
  • 1980 – Tomasz Wróblewski, Polish bass player and songwriter
  • 1981Nikolay Davydenko, Russian tennis player
  • 1981 – Chin-hui Tsao, Taiwanese baseball player
  • 1982Jewel Staite, Canadian actress
  • 1983Chris Higgins, American ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Leela James, American singer-songwriter
  • 1983 – Toni Livers, Swiss skier
  • 1983 – Brooke White, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1984Jack Afamasaga, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1984 – Max Boyer, Canadian wrestler
  • 1984 – Feleti Mateo, Australian-Tongan rugby league player
  • 1985Miyuki Sawashiro, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1985 – Maggie Thrash, American graphic novelist and writer
  • 1986Todd Carney, Australian rugby league player
  • 1987Maryka Holtzhausen, South African netball player
  • 1987 – Yoann Huget, French rugby player
  • 1987 – Matthew Koma, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1987 – Angelo Mathews, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1987 – Darin Zanyar, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Sonakshi Sinha, Indian actress
  • 1988Sergio Agüero, Argentinian footballer
  • 1988 – Patrik Berglund, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1988 – Staniliya Stamenova, Bulgarian canoeist[15]
  • 1989Freddy Adu, Ghanaian-American footballer
  • 1989 – Steve Smith, Australian cricketer
  • 1990Jack Lowden, Scottish actor
  • 1992Pajtim Kasami, Swiss footballer
  • 1993Adam Taggart, Australian footballer
  • 1994Mike Grzesiek, Esports player and streamer
  • 1999Campbell Graham, Australian rugby league player
  • 2000Lilimar Hernandez, Venezuelan actress

Deaths

  • 657Pope Eugene I[16]
  • 891Al-Muwaffaq, Abbasid general (b. 842)
  • 910Richilde of Provence (b. 845)
  • 1200 – Bishop John of Oxford[17]
  • 1258Peter I, Count of Urgell
  • 1292Rhys ap Maredudd, Welsh nobleman and rebel leader
  • 1418Katherine of Lancaster, queen of Henry III of Castile
  • 1453Álvaro de Luna, Duke of Trujillo, Constable of Castile
  • 1567Shane O'Neill, head of the O'Neill dynasty in Ireland (b. 1530)
  • 1572Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk (b. 1536)
  • 1581James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, Scottish soldier and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1525)
  • 1603Bernard of Wąbrzeźno, Roman Catholic priest (b. 1575)
  • 1693John Wildman, English soldier and politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1621)
  • 1701Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (b. 1607)
  • 1716Ogata Kōrin, Japanese painter and educator (b. 1658)
  • 1754Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish minister and theologian (b. 1680)
  • 1761Jonas Alströmer, Swedish businessman (b. 1685)
  • 1785Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician and academic (b. 1713)
  • 1806William Tate, English painter (b. 1747)
  • 1853Henry Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre, English general (b. 1777)
  • 1865Ner Middleswarth, American judge and politician (b. 1783)
  • 1875Józef Kremer, Polish psychologist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1806)
  • 1881Émile Littré, French lexicographer and philosopher (b. 1801)
  • 1882Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and politician (b. 1807)
  • 1901George Leslie Mackay, Canadian missionary and author (b. 1844)
  • 1927Hüseyin Avni Lifij, Turkish painter (b. 1886)
  • 1929Enrique Gorostieta, Mexican general (b. 1889)
  • 1933Frank Jarvis, American runner and triple jumper (b. 1878)
  • 1937Louis Vierne, French organist and composer (b. 1870)
  • 1941Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1942Bunny Berigan, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1908)
  • 1947John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton, English sailor and politician (b. 1867)
  • 1948Viktor Brack, German physician (b. 1904)
  • 1948 – Karl Brandt, German SS officer (b. 1904)
  • 1948 – Karl Gebhardt, German physician (b. 1897)
  • 1948 – Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
  • 1948 – Wolfram Sievers, German SS officer (b. 1905)
  • 1952Naum Torbov, Bulgarian architect, designed the Central Sofia Market Hall (b. 1880)
  • 1956Jean Hersholt, Danish-American actor and director (b. 1886)
  • 1959Lyda Borelli, Italian actress (b. 1884)
  • 1961George S. Kaufman, American director, producer, and playwright (b. 1889)
  • 1962Vita Sackville-West, English author and poet (b. 1892)[18]
  • 1967Benno Ohnesorg, German student and activist (b. 1940)
  • 1968André Mathieu, Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1929)
  • 1969Leo Gorcey, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 1970Orhan Kemal, Turkish author (b. 1914)
  • 1970 – Albert Lamorisse, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1970 – Bruce McLaren, New Zealand race car driver and engineer, founded the McLaren racing team (b. 1937)
  • 1970 – Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian soldier, journalist, and academic (b. 1888)
  • 1974Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese race car driver (b. 1949)
  • 1976Kenneth Mason, English soldier and geographer (b. 1887)
  • 1976 – Juan José Torres, Bolivian general and politician, 61st President of Bolivia (b. 1920)
  • 1977Albert Bittlmayer, German footballer (b. 1952)
  • 1977 – Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish-born American actor (b. 1931)
  • 1978Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1895)
  • 1979Jim Hutton, American actor (b. 1934)
  • 1982Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 5th President of Pakistan (b. 1904)
  • 1983Stan Rogers, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
  • 1983 – Ray Stehr, Australian rugby league player and coach (b. 1913)
  • 1986Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1901)
  • 1987Anthony de Mello, Indian-American priest and psychotherapist (b. 1931)
  • 1987 – Sammy Kaye, American bandleader and songwriter (b. 1910)
  • 1987 – Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (b. 1893)
  • 1988Raj Kapoor, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)
  • 1989Ted a'Beckett, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1907)
  • 1990Jack Gilford, American actor and comedian (b. 1908)
  • 1990 – Rex Harrison, English actor (b. 1908)
  • 1991Ahmed Arif, Turkish poet and author (b. 1927)
  • 1992Philip Dunne, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • 1993Johnny Mize, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1913)
  • 1993 – Tahar Djaout, Algerian journalist, writer and poet (b. 1954)
  • 1994David Stove, Australian philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1927)
  • 1996John Alton, Hungarian-American cinematographer and director (b. 1901)
  • 1996 – Leon Garfield, English author (b. 1921)
  • 1996 – Ray Combs, American game show host (b. 1956)
  • 1997Doc Cheatham, American trumpet player, singer, and bandleader (b. 1905)
  • 1999Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican singer (b. 1949)
  • 2000Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist, academic, and politician (b. 1927)
  • 2000 – John Schlee, American golfer (b. 1939)
  • 2000 – Gerald James Whitrow, English mathematician, cosmologist, and historian (b. 1912)
  • 2001Imogene Coca, American actress and comedian (b. 1908)
  • 2001 – Joey Maxim, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • 2002Hugo van Lawick, Dutch director and photographer (b. 1937)
  • 2003Freddie Blassie, American wrestler and manager (b. 1918)
  • 2003 – Alma Ricard, Canadian broadcaster and philanthropist (b. 1906)
  • 2005Lucien Cliche, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)
  • 2005 – Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian skier (b. 1930)
  • 2005 – Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and educator (b. 1950)
  • 2005 – Melita Norwood, English civil servant and spy (b. 1912)
  • 2006Keith Smith, English rugby player and coach (b. 1952)
  • 2007Kentarō Haneda, Japanese pianist and composer (b. 1949)
  • 2007 – Huang Ju, Chinese engineer and politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1938)
  • 2008Bo Diddley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1928)
  • 2008 – Mel Ferrer, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 2008 – Cevher Özden, Turkish banker and businessman (b. 1933)
  • 2009David Eddings, American author (b. 1931)
  • 2012Avraham Botzer, Polish-Israeli commander (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Adolfo Calero, Nicaraguan businessman and political activist (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Richard Dawson, English-American soldier, actor, television personality, and game show host (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – LeRoy Ellis, American basketball player (b. 1940)
  • 2012 – Kathryn Joosten, American actress (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – Jan Gmelich Meijling, Dutch commander and politician (b. 1943)
  • 2013Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Chen Xitong, Chinese politician, 8th Mayor of Beijing (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1956)
  • 2014Ivica Brzić, Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1941)
  • 2014 – Anjan Das, Indian director and producer (b. 1951)
  • 2014 – Gennadi Gusarov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Nikolay Khrenkov, Russian bobsledder (b. 1984)
  • 2014 – Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Indian cardinal (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Kuaima Riruako, Namibian politician (b. 1935)
  • 2014 – Alexander Shulgin, American pharmacologist and chemist (b. 1925)
  • 2015Fernando de Araújo, East Timorese politician, President of East Timor (b. 1963)
  • 2015 – Irwin Rose, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
  • 2017Peter Sallis, English actor (b. 1921)

Holidays and observances

  • Children's Day (North Korea)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Alexander (martyr)
    • Elmo
    • Felix of Nicosia
    • Marcellinus and Peter
    • Martyrs of Lyon, including Blandina
    • Pope Eugene I
    • Pothinus
    • June 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Civil Aviation Day (Azerbaijan)
  • Coronation of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, also Social Forestry Day (Bhutan)
  • Day of Hristo Botev (Bulgaria)
  • Decoration Day (Canada)
  • Festa della Repubblica (Italy)
  • International Sex Workers Day
  • Telangana Day (Telangana, India)

References

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  3. The Palestinian National Charter: Resolutions of the Palestine National Council July 1-17, 1968, on Avalon
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  11. Motorsportmemorial.org (retrieved 4 October 2018)
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External links

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