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Events

  • 1411 – King Charles VI granted a monopoly for the ripening of Roquefort cheese to the people of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon as they had been doing for centuries.[1]
  • 1561 – The steeple of St Paul's, the medieval cathedral of London, is destroyed in a fire caused by lightning and is never rebuilt.
  • 1615Siege of Osaka: Forces under Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.
  • 1745Battle of Hohenfriedberg: Frederick the Great's Prussian army decisively defeated an Austrian army under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine during the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • 1760Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada, taken from the Acadians.
  • 1783 – The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon).
  • 1784Élisabeth Thible becomes the first woman to fly in an untethered hot air balloon. Her flight covers four kilometres in 45 minutes, and reached 1,500 metres altitude (estimated).
  • 1792Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1802 – King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel.
  • 1812 – Following Louisiana's admittance as a U.S. state, the Louisiana Territory is renamed the Missouri Territory.
  • 1825General Lafayette, a French officer in the American Revolutionary War, speaks at what would become Lafayette Square, Buffalo, during his visit to the United States.
  • 1855 – Major Henry C. Wayne departs New York aboard the Template:Ship to procure camels to establish the U.S. Camel Corps.
  • 1859Italian Independence wars: In the Battle of Magenta, the French army, under Louis-Napoleon, defeat the Austrian army.
  • 1862American Civil War: Confederate troops evacuate Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River, leaving the way clear for Union troops to take Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 1876 – An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City.
  • 1878Cyprus Convention: The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title.
  • 1896Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run.
  • 1912Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage.
  • 1913Emily Davison, a suffragette, runs out in front of King George V's horse at The Derby. She is trampled, never regains consciousness, and dies four days later.
  • 1916World War I: Russia opens the Brusilov Offensive with an artillery barrage of Austro-Hungarian lines in Galicia.
  • 1917 – The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for biography (for Julia Ward Howe). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days. Herbert B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World.
  • 1919Women's rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
  • 1920Hungary loses 71% of its territory and 63% of its population when the Treaty of Trianon is signed in Paris.
  • 1928 – The President of the Republic of China, Zhang Zuolin, is assassinated by Japanese agents.
  • 1932Marmaduke Grove and other Chilean military officers lead a coup d'état establishing the short-lived Socialist Republic of Chile.
  • 1939The Holocaust: The Template:MS, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps.
  • 1940World War II: The Dunkirk evacuation ends: British forces complete evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk in France. To rally the morale of the country, Winston Churchill delivers, only to the House of Commons, his famous "We shall fight on the beaches" speech.
  • 1942 – World War II: The Battle of Midway begins. The Japanese Admiral Chūichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese Navy.
  • 1943 – A military coup in Argentina ousts Ramón Castillo.
  • 1944 – World War II: A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-505: The first time a U.S. Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.
  • 1944 – World War II: The United States Fifth Army captures Rome, although much of the German Fourteenth Army is able to withdraw to the north.
  • 1961Cold War: In the Vienna summit, the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev sparks the Berlin Crisis by threatening to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany and ending American, British and French access to East Berlin.
  • 1967 – Seventy-two people are killed when a Canadair C-4 Argonaut crashes at Stockport in England.
  • 1970Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1975 – The Governor of California Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights.
  • 1979Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings takes power in Ghana after a military coup in which General Fred Akuffo is overthrown.
  • 1983Gordon Kahl, who killed two US Marshals in Medina, North Dakota on February 13, is killed in a shootout in Smithville, Arkansas, along with a local sheriff, after a four-month manhunt.
  • 1986Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel.
  • 1988 – Three cars on a train carrying hexogen to Kazakhstan explode in Arzamas, Gorky Oblast, USSR, killing 91 and injuring about 1,500.
  • 1989Ali Khamenei is elected as the new Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Assembly of Experts after the death and funeral of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
  • 1989 – The Tiananmen Square protests are suppressed in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army, with between 241 and 1,000 dead (an unofficial estimate).
  • 1989 – Solidarity's victory in the first (somewhat) free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe, leads to the creation of the so-called Contract Sejm and begins the Autumn of Nations.
  • 1989 – Ufa train disaster: A natural gas explosion near Ufa, Russia, kills 575 as two trains passing each other throw sparks near a leaky pipeline.
  • 1996 – The first flight of Ariane 5 explodes after roughly 37 seconds. It was a Cluster mission.
  • 1998Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 2010Falcon 9 Flight 1 is the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40.

Births

  • 1394Philippa of England, Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (d. 1430)[2]
  • 1489Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1544)
  • 1563George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith (d. 1624)
  • 1604Claudia de' Medici, Italian daughter of Christina of Lorraine (d. 1648)
  • 1665Zacharie Robutel de La Noue, Canadian captain (d. 1733)
  • 1694François Quesnay, French economist and physician (d. 1774)
  • 1704Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and businessman (d. 1776)
  • 1738George III of the United Kingdom (d. 1820)
  • 1744Patrick Ferguson, Scottish soldier, designed the Ferguson rifle (d. 1780)
  • 1754Miguel de Azcuénaga, Argentinian soldier (d. 1833)
  • 1754 – Franz Xaver von Zach, Slovak astronomer and academic (d. 1832)
  • 1787Constant Prévost, French geologist and academic (d. 1856)
  • 1801James Pennethorne, English architect, designed Victoria Park (d. 1871)
  • 1821Apollon Maykov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1897)
  • 1829Jinmaku Kyūgorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 12th Yokozuna (d. 1903)
  • 1854Solko van den Bergh, Dutch target shooter (d. 1916)
  • 1860Alexis Lapointe, Canadian runner (d. 1924)
  • 1861William Propsting, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1937)
  • 1866Miina Sillanpää, Finnish journalist and politician (d. 1952)
  • 1867Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Finnish general and politician, 6th President of Finland (d. 1951)
  • 1873Nictzin Dyalhis, American author (d.1942)
  • 1877Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
  • 1879Mabel Lucie Attwell, English author and illustrator (d. 1964)
  • 1880Clara Blandick, American actress (d. 1962)
  • 1885Arturo Rawson, Argentinian general and politician, 26th President of Argentina (d. 1952)
  • 1887Tom Longboat, Canadian runner and soldier (d. 1949)
  • 1889Beno Gutenberg, German-American seismologist (d. 1960)
  • 1903Yevgeny Mravinsky, Russian conductor (d. 1988)
  • 1904Bhagat Puran Singh, Indian publisher, environmentalist, and philanthropist (d. 1992)
  • 1907Jacques Roumain, Haitian journalist and politician (d. 1944)
  • 1907 – Rosalind Russell, American actress (d. 1976)
  • 1907 – Patience Strong, English poet and journalist (d. 1990)
  • 1910Christopher Cockerell, English engineer, invented the hovercraft (d. 1999)
  • 1912Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and painter (d. 1993)
  • 1915Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2006)
  • 1915 – Modibo Keïta, Malian educator and politician, 1st President of Mali (d. 1977)
  • 1915 – Nils Kihlberg, Swedish actor, singer, and director (d. 1965)
  • 1916Robert F. Furchgott, American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
  • 1916 – Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (d. 2014)
  • 1917Robert Merrill, American actor and singer (d. 2004)
  • 1921Milan Komar, Slovenian-Argentinian philosopher and academic (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Bobby Wanzer, American basketball player and coach (d. 2016)
  • 1923Elizabeth Jolley, English-Australian author and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1923 – Masutatsu Ōyama, Japanese karateka (d. 1994)
  • 1924Tofilau Eti Alesana, Samoan politician, 5th Prime Minister of Samoa (d. 1999)
  • 1924 – Dennis Weaver, American actor and director (d. 2006)
  • 1925Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1926Robert Earl Hughes, American who was the heaviest human being recorded in the history of the world during his lifetime (d. 1958)
  • 1926 – Ain Kaalep, Estonian poet, playwright, and critic (d. 2020)
  • 1926 – Judith Malina, German-American actress and director, co-founded The Living Theatre (d. 2015)
  • 1927Henning Carlsen, Danish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Geoffrey Palmer, English actor
  • 1928Ruth Westheimer, German-American therapist and author
  • 1929Karolos Papoulias, Greek lawyer and politician, 5th President of Greece
  • 1930George Chesworth, English air marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Moray (d. 2017)
  • 1930 – Morgana King, American singer and actress (d. 2018)
  • 1930 – Viktor Tikhonov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1931Gustav Nossal, Austrian-Australian biologist and academic
  • 1932John Drew Barrymore, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1932 – Oliver Nelson, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1975)
  • 1932 – Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand author and playwright (d. 2004)
  • 1934Monica Dacon, Vincentian educator and politician, 6th Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 1934 – Daphne Sheldrick, Kenyan-British conservationist and author (d. 2018)
  • 1935Colette Boky, Canadian soprano and actress
  • 1935 – Berhanu Dinka, Ethiopian economist and diplomat (d. 2013)
  • 1936Vince Camuto, American fashion designer and businessman, co-founded Nine West (d. 2015)
  • 1936 – Bruce Dern, American actor
  • 1937Freddy Fender, American singer and guitarist (d. 2006)
  • 1937 – Mortimer Zuckerman, Canadian-American businessman and publisher, founded Boston Properties
  • 1938John Harvard, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • 1938 – Art Mahaffey, American baseball player
  • 1939Jeremy Browne, 11th Marquess of Sligo, Anglo-Irish peer (d. 2014)
  • 1939 – Denis de Belleval, Canadian civil servant and politician
  • 1939 – Henri Pachard, American director and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1939 – George Reid, Scottish journalist and politician, 2nd Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament
  • 1940Ludwig Schwarz, Slovak-Austrian bishop
  • 1941Kenneth G. Ross, Australian playwright and screenwriter
  • 1942Louis Reichardt, American mountaineer
  • 1942 – Bill Rowe, Canadian lawyer and politician
  • 1943John Burgess, Australian radio and television host
  • 1943 – Sandra Haynie, American golfer
  • 1943 – Tom Jaine, English author
  • 1944Roger Ball, Scottish saxophonist and songwriter
  • 1944 – Michelle Phillips, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1945Anthony Braxton, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer
  • 1945 – Daniel Topolski, English rower and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1945 – Gordon Waller, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
  • 1947Viktor Klima, Austrian businessman and politician, 25th Chancellor of Austria
  • 1948Bob Champion, English jockey
  • 1948 – Sandra Post, Canadian golfer and sportscaster
  • 1948 – Jürgen Sparwasser, German footballer and manager
  • 1949Gabriel Arcand, Canadian actor
  • 1949 – Mark B. Cohen, American lawyer and politician
  • 1950Raymond Dumais, Canadian bishop (d. 2012)
  • 1951Leigh Kennedy, American author
  • 1951 – Bronisław Malinowski, Polish runner (d. 1981)
  • 1951 – Melanie Phillips, English journalist and author
  • 1951 – Wendy Pini, American author and illustrator
  • 1951 – David Yip, English actor and playwright
  • 1952Bronisław Komorowski, Polish historian and politician, 5th President of Poland
  • 1952 – Dambudzo Marechera, Zimbabwean author and poet (d. 1987)
  • 1953Linda Lingle, American journalist and politician, 6th Governor of Hawaii
  • 1953 – Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish musician and songwriter (d. 1979)
  • 1953 – Susumu Ojima, Japanese businessman, founded Huser
  • 1953 – Paul Samson, English guitarist and producer (d. 2002)
  • 1954Raphael Ravenscroft, English saxophonist and composer (d. 2014)
  • 1954 – Kazuhiro Yamaji, Japanese actor and voice actor
  • 1955Val McDermid, Scottish author
  • 1955 – Mary Testa, American singer and actress
  • 1956Keith David, American actor
  • 1956 – John Hockenberry, American journalist and author
  • 1956 – Terry Kennedy, American baseball player and manager
  • 1956 – Joyce Sidman, American author and poet
  • 1957Neil McNab, Scottish footballer[3]
  • 1959Juan Camacho, Bolivian runner
  • 1959 – Georgios Voulgarakis, Greek politician, 21st Greek Minister for Culture
  • 1960Miloš Đelmaš, Serbian footballer and manager
  • 1960 – Kristine Kathryn Rusch, American author
  • 1960 – Paul Taylor, American guitarist and keyboard player
  • 1960 – Bradley Walsh, English television presenter, comedian, singer and former footballer
  • 1961El DeBarge, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1961 – Ferenc Gyurcsány, Hungarian businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Hungary
  • 1962Krzysztof Hołowczyc, Polish race car driver
  • 1962 – Zenon Jaskuła, Polish cyclist
  • 1962 – John P. Kee, American singer-songwriter and pastor
  • 1962 – Junius Ho, Hong Kong solicitor and politician
  • 1963Sean Fitzpatrick, New Zealand rugby union player
  • 1963 – Jim Lachey, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Xavier McDaniel, American basketball player and coach
  • 1964Sean Pertwee, English actor
  • 1964 – Kōji Yamamura, Japanese animator, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1965Mick Doohan, Australian motorcycle racer
  • 1965 – Andrea Jaeger, American tennis player and preacher
  • 1966Cecilia Bartoli, Italian soprano and actress
  • 1966 – Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2017)
  • 1966 – Bill Wiggin, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
  • 1967Robert S. Kimbrough, American colonel and astronaut
  • 1968Roger Lim, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Niurka Montalvo, Cuban-Spanish long jumper
  • 1968 – Al B. Sure!, American R&B singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1968 – Scott Wolf, American actor
  • 1969Horatio Sanz, Chilean-American actor and comedian
  • 1970Deborah Compagnoni, Italian skier
  • 1970 – Richie Hawtin, English-Canadian DJ and producer
  • 1970 – Dave Pybus, English bass player and songwriter
  • 1970 – Izabella Scorupco, Polish-Swedish actress and model
  • 1971Joseph Kabila, Congolese soldier and politician, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 1971 – Mike Lee, American lawyer and politician
  • 1971 – Shoji Meguro, Japanese director and composer
  • 1971 – Karl Martin Sinijärv, Estonian journalist and poet
  • 1971 – Noah Wyle, American actor and producer
  • 1972Derian Hatcher, American ice hockey defenseman
  • 1972 – Rob Huebel, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1973Mikey Whipwreck, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1974Jacob Sahaya Kumar Aruni, Indian chef (d. 2012)
  • 1974 – Darin Erstad, American baseball player and coach
  • 1974 – Andrew Gwynne, English lawyer and politician
  • 1974 – Janette Husárová, Slovak tennis player
  • 1974 – Buddy Wakefield, American poet and author
  • 1975Russell Brand, English comedian and actor
  • 1975 – Henry Burris, American football player
  • 1975 – Angelina Jolie, American actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and activist
  • 1975 – Dinanath Ramnarine, Trinidadian cricketer
  • 1975 – Alex Wharf, English cricketer
  • 1976Kasey Chambers, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976 – Alexei Navalny, Russian lawyer and politician
  • 1976 – Nenad Zimonjić, Serbian tennis player
  • 1977Dionisis Chiotis, Greek footballer
  • 1977 – Alex Manninger, Austrian footballer
  • 1977 – Roman Miroshnichenko, Ukrainian guitarist and composer
  • 1977 – Roland G. Fryer Jr., American economist and professor
  • 1978Robin Lord Taylor, American actor
  • 1979Naohiro Takahara, Japanese footballer
  • 1979 – Daniel Vickerman, South African-Australian rugby player (d. 2017)
  • 1980François Beauchemin, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer
  • 1981 – Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
  • 1981 – Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player
  • 1982Abel Kirui, Kenyan runner
  • 1982 – Ronnie Prude, American-Canadian football player
  • 1983Romaric, Ivorian footballer
  • 1983 – Emmanuel Eboué, Ivorian footballer
  • 1983 – Olha Saladuha, Ukrainian triple jumper
  • 1984Enrico Rossi Chauvenet, Italian footballer
  • 1984 – Rainie Yang, Taiwanese actress
  • 1984 – Ian White, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985Leon Botha, South African painter and DJ (d. 2011)
  • 1985 – Anna-Lena Grönefeld, German tennis player
  • 1985 – Evan Lysacek, American figure skater
  • 1985 – Lukas Podolski, German footballer
  • 1985 – Oddvar Reiakvam, Norwegian politician
  • 1987Luisa Zissman, English businesswoman
  • 1987 – Mollie King, English singer-songwriter and model
  • 1988Matt Bartkowski, American ice hockey defenseman
  • 1988 – Kimberley Busteed, Australian model
  • 1989Federico Erba, Italian footballer
  • 1989 – Paweł Fajdek, Polish hammer thrower
  • 1990Zac Farro, American singer and drummer
  • 1990 – Evan Spiegel, American Internet entrepreneur
  • 1991Lorenzo Insigne, Italian footballer
  • 1991 – Matt McIlwrick, New Zealand rugby league player[4]
  • 1991 – Ben Stokes, New Zealand-English cricketer
  • 1993Jonathan Huberdeau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1995Shiori Tamai, Japanese singer
  • 1999Kim So-hyun, South Korean actress
  • 2004Mackenzie Ziegler, American dancer, singer, actress and model

Deaths

  • 756Shōmu, Japanese emperor (b. 701)
  • 863Charles, archbishop of Mainz
  • 895Li Xi, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
  • 946Guaimar II (Gybbosus), Lombard prince
  • 956Muhammad III of Shirvan, Muslim ruler
  • 1039Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 990)
  • 1102Władysław I Herman, Polish nobleman (b. c. 1044)
  • 1134Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1106)
  • 1135Emperor Huizong of Song (b. 1082)
  • 1206Adela of Champagne (b. 1140)
  • 1246Isabella of Angoulême (b. 1188)
  • 1257Przemysł I of Greater Poland (b. 1221)
  • 1394Mary de Bohun, wife of Henry IV of England (b.c. 1368)
  • 1453Andronikos Palaiologos Kantakouzenos, Byzantine commander
  • 1463Flavio Biondo, Italian historian and author (b. 1392)
  • 1472Nezahualcoyotl, Aztec poet (b. 1402)
  • 1585Muretus, French philosopher and author (b. 1526)
  • 1608Francis Caracciolo, Italian Catholic priest (b. 1563)
  • 1622Péter Révay, Hungarian soldier and historian (b. 1568)
  • 1647Canonicus, Grand Chief Sachem of the Narragansett (b. 1565)
  • 1663William Juxon, English archbishop and academic (b. 1582)
  • 1798Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer and author (b. 1725)
  • 1801Frederick Muhlenberg, American minister and politician, 1st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1750)
  • 1809Nicolai Abildgaard, Danish neoclassical and history painter, sculptor and architect (b. 1743)
  • 1830Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan general and politician, 2nd President of Bolivia (b. 1795)
  • 1872Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, Dutch historian, jurist, and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1798)
  • 1875Eduard Mörike, German pastor and poet (b. 1804)
  • 1876Abdülaziz of the Ottoman Empire, 32nd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1830)
  • 1922W. H. R. Rivers, English anthropologist, neurologist, ethnologist, and psychiatrist (b. 1864)
  • 1925Margaret Murray Washington, American Academic (b. 1865)[5]
  • 1926Fred Spofforth, Australian-English cricketer and coach (b. 1853)
  • 1928Zhang Zuolin, Chinese warlord (b. 1873)
  • 1929Harry Frazee, American director, producer, and agent (b. 1881)
  • 1931Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Sharif and Emir of Mecca, King of the Hejaz (b. 1853/54)
  • 1933Ahmet Haşim, Turkish poet and author (b. 1884)
  • 1939Tommy Ladnier, American trumpet player (b. 1900)
  • 1941Wilhelm II, German Emperor (b. 1859)
  • 1942Reinhard Heydrich, German SS officer and politician (b. 1904)
  • 1951Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American bassist, composer, and conductor (b. 1874)
  • 1956Katherine MacDonald, American actress and producer (b. 1881)
  • 1962Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (b. 1882)
  • 1967Linda Eenpalu, Estonian lawyer and politician (b. 1890)
  • 1968Dorothy Gish, American actress (b. 1898)
  • 1970Sonny Tufts, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1971György Lukács, Hungarian historian and philosopher (b. 1885)
  • 1973Maurice René Fréchet, French mathematician and academic (b. 1878)
  • 1973 – Murry Wilson, American songwriter, producer, and manager (b. 1917)
  • 1981Leslie Averill, New Zealand doctor and soldier (b. 1897)
  • 1989Dik Browne, American cartoonist (b. 1917)
  • 1990Stiv Bators, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1949)
  • 1992Carl Stotz, American businessman, founded Little League Baseball (b. 1910)
  • 1993Bernard Evslin, American writer (b. 1922)
  • 1994Derek Leckenby, English musician (b. 1943) [6]
  • 1997Ronnie Lane, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1946) [7]
  • 1998Josephine Hutchinson, American actress (b. 1903) [8]
  • 2002Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian architect and politician, 42nd President of Peru (b. 1912) [9]
  • 2004Steve Lacy, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1934) [10]
  • 2004 – Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (b. 1921) [11]
  • 2007Clete Boyer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1937) [12]
  • 2007 – Bill France, Jr., American businessman (b. 1933) [13]
  • 2007 – Craig L. Thomas, American captain and politician (b. 1933) [14]
  • 2010John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910) [15]
  • 2011Juan Francisco Luis, Virgin Islander sergeant and politician, 23rd Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (b. 1940) [16]
  • 2011 – Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)
  • 2012Peter Beaven, New Zealand architect, designed the Lyttelton Road Tunnel Administration Building (b. 1925) [17]
  • 2012 – Pedro Borbón, Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1946)
  • 2012 – Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Guatemalan cardinal (b. 1932) [18]
  • 2012 – Herb Reed, American violinist (b. 1929) [19]
  • 2013Walt Arfons, American race car driver (b. 1916)
  • 2013 – Joey Covington, American drummer (b. 1945) [20]
  • 2013 – Hermann Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer, handball player, and sportscaster (b. 1946)
  • 2013 – Will Wynn, American football player (b. 1949)
  • 2014George Ho, American-Hong Kong businessman (b. 1919) [21]
  • 2014 – Nathan Shamuyarira, Zimbabwean journalist and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Sydney Templeman, Baron Templeman, English lawyer and judge (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Don Zimmer, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1931) [22]
  • 2015Marguerite Patten, English economist and author (b. 1915) [23]
  • 2015 – Leonid Plyushch, Ukrainian mathematician and academic (b. 1938) [24]
  • 2015 – Jabe Thomas, American race car driver (b. 1930) [25]
  • 2015 – Anne Warburton, British academic and diplomat, British Ambassador to Denmark (b. 1927) [26]
  • 2016Carmen Pereira, Bissau-Guinean politician (b. 1937)
  • 2017Juan Goytisolo, Spanish essayist, poet and novelist (b. 1931) [27]

Holidays and observances

  • Birthday of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim & Flag Day celebration of the Finnish Defence Forces (Finland)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Filippo Smaldone
    • Francis Caracciolo
    • Optatus
    • Petroc of Cornwall
    • Quirinus of Sescia
    • Saturnina
    • June 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Emancipation Day or Independence Day, commemorates the abolition of serfdom in Tonga by King George Tupou in 1862, and the independence of Tonga from the British protectorate in 1970. (Tonga)
  • Flag Day (Estonia)
  • International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (International)
  • National Unity Day (Hungary)
  • Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 Memorial Day (International)

References

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External links

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