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Events

  • 222Alexander Severus becomes emperor of Rome, replacing his cousin, 18-year-old Elagabalus. The bodies of the assassinated emperor and his mother, Julia Soaemias, are dragged through the streets of the city and thrown into the Tiber.[1]
  • 1387Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood leads Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.
  • 1641Guaraní forces living in the Jesuit reductions defeat bandeirantes loyal to the Portuguese Empire at the Battle of Mbororé in present-day Panambí, Argentina.
  • 1649 – The Frondeurs and the French sign the Peace of Rueil.
  • 1702The Daily Courant, England's first national daily newspaper, is published for the first time.
  • 1708Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
  • 1784 – The signing of the Treaty of Mangalore brings the Second Anglo-Mysore War to an end.
  • 1811 – During André Masséna's retreat from the Lines of Torres Vedras, a division led by French Marshal Michel Ney fights off a combined Anglo-Portuguese force to give Masséna time to escape.
  • 1824 – The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • 1845Flagstaff War: Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Māori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand.
  • 1848Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.
  • 1851 – The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.
  • 1861American Civil War: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.
  • 1864 – The Great Sheffield Flood kills 238 people in Sheffield, England.
  • 1872 – Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
  • 1879Shō Tai formally abdicated his position of King of Ryūkyū, under orders from Tokyo, ending the Ryukyu Kingdom.
  • 1888 – The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
  • 1917World War I: Mesopotamian campaign: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
  • 1927 – In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
  • 1931Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union.
  • 1941World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan.
  • 1945 – World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy attempts a large-scale kamikaze attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.
  • 1945 – World War II: The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived Japanese puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.
  • 1946Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops.
  • 1975Vietnam War: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong guerrilla forces establish control over Buôn Ma Thuột commune from the South Vietnamese army.
  • 1977 – The 1977 Hanafi Siege: More than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims are set free after ambassadors from three Islamic nations join negotiations.
  • 1978Coastal Road massacre: At least 37 are killed and more than 70 are wounded when Fatah hijack an Israeli bus, prompting Israel's Operation Litani.
  • 1981 – Hundreds of students protest in the University of Pristina in Kosovo, then part of Yugoslavia, to give their province more political rights. The protests then became a nationwide movement.
  • 1983Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.
  • 1983 – Bob Hawke is appointed Prime Minister of Australia.
  • 1985Mikhail Gorbachev is elected to the position of General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union making Gorbachev the USSR's de facto, and last, head of state.
  • 1990Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
  • 1990 – Patricio Aylwin is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970.
  • 1993Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.
  • 1999Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • 2004Madrid train bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 192 people.
  • 2006Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
  • 2007Georgia claims Russian helicopters attacked the Kodori Valley in Abkhazia, an accusation that Russia categorically denies later.
  • 2009Winnenden school shooting: Sixteen are killed and 11 are injured before recent-graduate Tim Kretschmer shoots and kills himself, leading to tightened weapons restrictions in Germany.
  • 2010 – Economist and businessman Sebastián Piñera is sworn in as President of Chile, while three earthquakes, the strongest measuring magnitude 6.9 and all centered next to Pichilemu, capital of Cardenal Caro province, hit central Chile during the ceremony.
  • 2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes Script error: No such module "convert". east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
  • 2012 – A U.S. soldier kills 16 civilians in the Panjwayi District of Afghanistan near Kandahar.
  • 2016 – At least 21 people are killed by flooding and mudslides in and around São Paulo, Brazil, following heavy rain.
  • 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) declares COVID-19 virus[2] a pandemic.

Births

  • 1279Mary of Woodstock, daughter of Edward I of England (d. c.1332)[3]
  • 1503George Harper, English politician (d. 1558)
  • 1530Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (d. 1573)
  • 1544Torquato Tasso, Italian poet and educator (d. 1595)[4]
  • 1634Nicholas Gassaway, English colonial military and political leader (d. 1691)
  • 1738Benjamin Tupper, American general (d. 1792)
  • 1745Bodawpaya, Burmese king (d. 1819)
  • 1785John McLean, American jurist and politician, 6th United States Postmaster General (d. 1861)
  • 1787Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852)
  • 1806Louis Boulanger, French Romantic painter, lithographer and illustrator (d. 1867)
  • 1811Urbain Le Verrier, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1877)
  • 1815Anna Bochkoltz, German operatic soprano, voice teacher and composer (d. 1879)
  • 1818Marius Petipa, French-Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1910)
  • 1819Henry Tate, English businessman and philanthropist, founded Tate & Lyle (d. 1899)
  • 1822Joseph Louis François Bertrand, French mathematician, economist, and academic (d. 1900)
  • 1854Jane Meade Welch, American journalist and lecturer (d. 1931)
  • 1863Andrew Stoddart, English cricketer and rugby player (d. 1915)
  • 1870Louis Bachelier, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1946)
  • 1872Kathleen Clarice Groom, Australian-English author and screenwriter (d. 1954)
  • 1873David Horsley, English-American film producer, co-founded Universal Studios (d. 1933)
  • 1876Carl Ruggles, American pianist and composer (d. 1971)
  • 1878Umegatani Tōtarō II, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1927)
  • 1880Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenicist and sociologist (d. 1943)
  • 1884Lewi Pethrus, Swedish minister and hymn-writer (d. 1974)
  • 1884 – Ömer Seyfettin, Turkish soldier, author, and educator (d. 1920)
  • 1885Malcolm Campbell, English race car driver and journalist (d. 1948)
  • 1887Raoul Walsh, American actor and director (d. 1980)
  • 1887 – Kâzım Orbay, Turkish general and politician (d. 1964)
  • 1890Vannevar Bush, American engineer and academic (d. 1974)
  • 1893Wanda Gág, American author and illustrator (d. 1946)
  • 1895Shemp Howard, American actor (d. 1955)
  • 1896Olivério Pinto, Brazilian zoologist and physician (d. 1981)
  • 1897Henry Cowell, American pianist and composer (d. 1965)
  • 1898Dorothy Gish, American actress (d. 1968)
  • 1899James H. Douglas, Jr., American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 9th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense (d. 1988)
  • 1899 – Frederick IX of Denmark (d. 1972)
  • 1900Hanna Bergas, German teacher who contributed to the rescue of Jewish children during WWII (d. 1987)
  • 1903Ronald Syme, New Zealand historian and scholar (d. 1989)
  • 1903 – Lawrence Welk, American accordion player and bandleader (d. 1992)
  • 1907Jessie Matthews, English actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1981)
  • 1908Matti Sippala, Finnish javelin thrower (d. 1997)
  • 1910Robert Havemann, German chemist and academic (d. 1982)
  • 1911Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Egyptian-Scottish general and politician (d. 1996)
  • 1913Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke, German colonel and pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1915Vijay Hazare, Indian cricketer (d. 2004)
  • 1915 – J. C. R. Licklider, American computer scientist and psychologist (d. 1990)
  • 1916Ezra Jack Keats, American author and illustrator (d. 1983)
  • 1916 – Harold Wilson, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)[4]
  • 1920Nicolaas Bloembergen, Dutch-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)[5]
  • 1921Frank Harary, American mathematician and academic (d. 2005)
  • 1921 – Jeff Stollmeyer, Trinidadian cricketer (d. 1989)
  • 1921 – Astor Piazzolla, Argentine tango composer and bandoneon player (d. 1992)[6]
  • 1922Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek economist and philosopher (d. 1997)
  • 1922 – José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor and director (d. 2009)
  • 1922 – Abdul Razak Hussein, Malaysian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1976)
  • 1923Louise Brough, American tennis player (d. 2014)[7]
  • 1925Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, American biochemist and academic (d. 1983)
  • 1925 – İlhan Selçuk, Turkish lawyer, journalist, and author (d. 2010)
  • 1926Ralph Abernathy, American minister and activist (d. 1990)
  • 1927Joachim Fuchsberger, German actor and television host (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Col Geelan, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1996)
  • 1927 – Freda Meissner-Blau, Austrian activist and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1927 – Robert Mosbacher, American sailor, businessman, and politician, 25th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 2010)
  • 1927 – Josep Maria Subirachs, Spanish sculptor and painter (d. 2014)
  • 1928Albert Salmi, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1929Timothy Carey, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1994)
  • 1929 – Jackie McGlew, South African cricketer (d. 1998)
  • 1930David Gentleman, English illustrator and engraver
  • 1930 – Claude Jutra, Canadian actor, director and screenwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1931Janosch, Polish-German author and illustrator
  • 1931 – Marisa Del Frate, Italian actress and singer (d. 2015)
  • 1931 – Rupert Murdoch, Australian-American businessman and media magnate[4]
  • 1932Leroy Jenkins, American violinist and composer (Revolutionary Ensemble) (d. 2007)
  • 1932 – Nigel Lawson, English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • 1934Sam Donaldson, American journalist
  • 1936Hollis Frampton, American director, screenwriter, and photographer (d. 1984)
  • 1936 – Antonin Scalia, American lawyer and jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (d. 2016)[4]
  • 1938Joseph Brooks, American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 2011)
  • 1939Lorraine Hunt, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
  • 1939 – Orlando Quevedo, Filipino cardinal
  • 1940Alberto Cortez, Argentinian-Spanish singer-songwriter (d. 2019)
  • 1942Marcus Borg, American scholar, theologian and author (d. 2015)
  • 1942 – Joel Steiger, American director, producer and screenwriter
  • 1943Arturo Merzario, Italian race car driver
  • 1945Dock Ellis, American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)
  • 1945 – Harvey Mandel, American guitarist
  • 1946Mark Metcalf, American actor and producer
  • 1947Geoff Hunt, Australian squash player
  • 1947 – Tristan Murail, French composer and educator
  • 1948Roy Barnes, American lawyer and politician, 80th Governor of Georgia
  • 1949Griselda Pollock, South African-English historian and academic
  • 1950Sam Kekovich, Australian footballer and sportscaster
  • 1950 – Bobby McFerrin, American singer-songwriter, producer, and conductor
  • 1950 – Jerry Zucker, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1951Andres Metspalu, Estonian geneticist and academic
  • 1951 – Dominique Sanda, French model and actress
  • 1952Douglas Adams, English author and playwright (d. 2001)
  • 1953László Bölöni, Romanian-Hungarian footballer and manager
  • 1953 – Derek Daly, Irish-American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1953 – Jimmy Iovine, American record producer and businessman, co-founded Interscope Records and Beats Electronics
  • 1953 – Bernie LaBarge, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1954David Newman, American composer and conductor
  • 1954 – Gale Norton, American lawyer and politician, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1955Leslie Cliff, Canadian swimmer
  • 1955 – Nina Hagen, German singer and actress
  • 1955 – D. J. MacHale, American author, director, and screenwriter
  • 1956Willie Banks, American triple jumper
  • 1956 – Curtis Brown, American colonel, pilot and astronaut
  • 1956 – Helen Rollason, English journalist and sportscaster (d. 1999)
  • 1957The Lady Chablis, American drag queen performer (d. 2016)
  • 1958Ian Horrocks, English computer scientist and academic
  • 1958 – Tetsurō Oda, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1958 – James Pinkerton, American journalist and author
  • 1958 – Anissa Jones, American child actress (d. 1976)
  • 1958 – Flemming Rose, Danish journalist and author
  • 1959Manuel Negrete Arias, Mexican footballer and coach
  • 1959 – Nina Hartley, American pornographic actress/director, sex educator, sex-positive feminist, and author[8]
  • 1959 – Margus Oopkaup, Estonian actor
  • 1959 – Dejan Stojanović, Serbian-American journalist and poet
  • 1960Christophe Gans, French director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Junichi Sato, Japanese animator and director
  • 1960 – Warwick Taylor, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1961Elias Koteas, Canadian actor[4]
  • 1961 – Bruce Watson, Canadian-Scottish guitarist
  • 1962Mary Gauthier, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1962 – Matt Mead, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Governor of Wyoming
  • 1963Gary Barnett, English footballer and manager[9]
  • 1963 – Alex Kingston, English actress[4]
  • 1963 – David LaChapelle, American photographer and director
  • 1964Peter Berg, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter
  • 1964 – Vinnie Paul, American drummer, songwriter and producer (d. 2018)
  • 1964 – Shane Richie, English actor and singer
  • 1965Nigel Adkins, English footballer and manager
  • 1965 – Jesse Jackson, Jr., American lawyer and politician
  • 1965 – Wallace Langham, American actor
  • 1965 – Jenny Packham, English fashion designer
  • 1965 – Allan Vainola, Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966Robbie Brookside, English wrestler and trainer
  • 1966 – John Thompson III, American basketball player and coach
  • 1966 – Ilias Zouros, Greek basketball player and coach
  • 1967John Barrowman, Scottish-American actor and singer
  • 1967 – Brad Carson, American lawyer and politician, United States Under Secretary of the Army
  • 1967 – Renzo Gracie, Brazilian-American mixed martial artist and trainer
  • 1967 – Cynthia Klitbo, Mexican actress
  • 1968Stéphane Bédard, Canadian lawyer and politician
  • 1968 – Simone Buchanan, Australian actress
  • 1968 – Lisa Loeb, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and actress
  • 1969Terrence Howard, American actor and producer
  • 1969 – Soraya, Colombian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2006)
  • 1970Andre Nickatina, American rapper and producer
  • 1971Johnny Knoxville, American actor, stuntman, and producer
  • 1971 – Martin Ručinský, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1972Paolo Ponzo, Italian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1973Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer and coach
  • 1974Bobby Abreu, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1975João Barbosa, Portuguese racing driver
  • 1975 – Shawn Springs, American football player
  • 1976Thomas Gravesen, Danish footballer
  • 1976 – Kotomitsuki Keiji, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1977Becky Hammon, American-Russian basketball player and coach
  • 1978Scott Calderwood, English-Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1978 – Didier Drogba, Ivorian footballer[4]
  • 1978 – Albert Luque, Spanish footballer
  • 1979Elton Brand, American basketball player
  • 1979 – Fred Jones, American basketball player
  • 1979 – Benji Madden, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1979 – Joel Madden, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1979 – Keren Peles, Israeli singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1979 – Kirk Reynoldson, Australian rugby league player
  • 1980Paul Scharner, Austrian footballer
  • 1980 – Dan Uggla, American baseball player
  • 1981Heidi Cortez, American businesswoman and author
  • 1981 – Luke Johnson, English drummer and songwriter
  • 1981 – LeToya Luckett, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1982Brian Anderson, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Thora Birch, American actress
  • 1982 – Hasan Raza, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1983Lucy DeVito, American actress
  • 1985Paul Bissonnette, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 – Daniel Vázquez Evuy, Equatoguinean footballer
  • 1985 – Cassandra Fairbanks, American journalist and activist[10]
  • 1985 – Luis Hernández, Mexican figure skater
  • 1985 – Stelios Malezas, Greek footballer
  • 1985 – Ajantha Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1985 – Derek Schouman, American football player
  • 1985 – Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Australian footballer
  • 1985 – Hakuhō Shō, Mongolian sumo wrestler, the 69th Yokozuna
  • 1986Dario Cologna, Swiss skier
  • 1986 – Mariko Shinoda, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1987Marc-André Gragnani, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Tanel Kangert, Estonian cyclist
  • 1987 – Ngonidzashe Makusha, Zimbabwean sprinter and long jumper
  • 1987 – Colin Munro, South African-New Zealand cricketer
  • 1988Fábio Coentrão, Portuguese footballer
  • 1988 – Cecil Lolo, South African footballer (d. 2015)
  • 1988 – Katsuhiko Nakajima, Japanese wrestler
  • 1989Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (d. 2016)
  • 1990Ayumi Morita, Japanese tennis player
  • 1991Kamohelo Mokotjo, South African footballer
  • 1992Austin Swift, American actor
  • 1992 – KZ Tandingan, Filipina singer and rapper
  • 1993Jodie Comer, British actress[4]
  • 1993 – Anthony Davis, American basketball player[11]
  • 1994Andrew Robertson, Scottish footballer

Deaths

  • 222Elagabalus, Roman emperor (b. 203)[1]
  • 452Tai Wu Di, emperor of Northern Wei (b. 408)
  • 638Sophronius of Jerusalem (b. 560)[12]
  • 857Eulogius of Córdoba, Spanish martyr and saint (b. 819)
  • 1198Marie of France, Countess of Champagne (b. 1145)[13]
  • 1296John le Romeyn, Archbishop of York
  • 1353Theognostus, metropolitan of Kiev and Moscow
  • 1486Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1414)
  • 1514Donato Bramante, Italian architect, designed the San Pietro in Montorio (b. 1444)[14]
  • 1575Matthias Flacius, Croatian theologian and reformer (b. 1520)
  • 1602Emilio de' Cavalieri, Italian organist and composer (b. 1550)
  • 1607Giovanni Maria Nanino, Italian composer and educator (b. 1543)
  • 1646Stanisław Koniecpolski, Polish soldier and statesman (b. c. 1592)
  • 1665Clemente Tabone, Maltese landowner and militia member (b. c. 1575)[15]
  • 1722John Toland, Irish philosopher and theorist (b. 1670)
  • 1759John Forbes, Scottish general (b. 1710)
  • 1820Benjamin West, American-English painter and academic (b. 1738)[16]
  • 1851Marie Louise Coidavid, Queen of Haiti (b. 1778)[17]
  • 1851 – George McDuffie, American lawyer and politician, 55th Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)
  • 1854Willard Richards, American journalist and religious leader (b. 1804)
  • 1863Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, English general (b. 1803)
  • 1869Vladimir Odoyevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (b. 1803)
  • 1870Moshoeshoe I of Lesotho (b. 1786)[18]
  • 1874Charles Sumner, American lawyer and politician (b. 1811)
  • 1898William Rosecrans, American general and politician (b. 1819)
  • 1898Tigran Chukhajian, Armenian composer and conductor (b. 1837)
  • 1907Jean Casimir-Perier, French lawyer and politician, 6th President of France (b. 1847)
  • 1908Edmondo De Amicis, Italian journalist and author (b. 1846)
  • 1908 – Benjamin Waugh, American minister and activist (b. 1839)
  • 1915Thomas Alexander Browne, English-Australian author (b. 1826)
  • 1920Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer, mathematician, and engineer (b. 1865)
  • 1927Xenophon Stratigos, Greek general and politician, Greek Minister of Transport (b. 1869)
  • 1931F. W. Murnau, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1888)
  • 1937Joseph S. Cullinan, American businessman, co-founded Texaco (b. 1860)
  • 1944Hendrik Willem van Loon, Dutch-American journalist and historian (b. 1882)
  • 1944 – Edgar Zilsel, Austrian historian and philosopher of science, linked to the Vienna Circle (b. 1891)
  • 1949Anastasios Charalambis, Greek general and politician, 109th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1862)
  • 1949 – Henri Giraud, French general and politician (b. 1879)
  • 1952Pierre Renoir, French actor and director (b. 1885)
  • 1955Alexander Fleming, Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
  • 1955 – Oscar F. Mayer, German-American businessman, founded Oscar Mayer (b. 1859)
  • 1957Richard E. Byrd, American admiral and explorer (b. 1888)
  • 1958Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish businessman, founded The Lego Group (b. 1891)
  • 1959Lester Dent, American author (b. 1904)
  • 1960Roy Chapman Andrews, American paleontologist and explorer (b. 1884)
  • 1965Harry Altham, English cricketer, historian and coach (b. 1888)
  • 1967Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (b. 1882)
  • 1968Haşim İşcan, Turkish educator and politician, 18th Mayor of İstanbul (b. 1898)
  • 1969John Daly, Irish runner (b. 1880)
  • 1969 – John Wyndham, English soldier and author (b. 1903)
  • 1970Erle Stanley Gardner, American lawyer and author (b. 1889)
  • 1971Philo Farnsworth, American inventor (b. 1906)
  • 1971 – Whitney Young, American activist (b. 1921)
  • 1977Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist (b. 1893)
  • 1978Claude François, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and dancer (b. 1939)
  • 1980Chandra Bhanu Gupta, Indian politician, 4th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (b. 1902)
  • 1982Edmund Cooper, English poet and author (b. 1926)
  • 1982 – Horace Gregory, American poet, translator, and academic (b. 1898)
  • 1983Will Glickman, American playwright (b. 1910)
  • 1984Kostas Roukounas, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1903)
  • 1986Sonny Terry, American singer and harmonica player (b. 1911)
  • 1989James Kee, American lawyer and politician (b. 1917)
  • 1989 – John J. McCloy, American lawyer and banker (b. 1895)
  • 1992Richard Brooks, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)
  • 1995Myfanwy Talog, Welsh actress and singer (b. 1945)
  • 1996Vince Edwards, American actor and director (b. 1928)
  • 1999Herbert Jasper, Canadian psychologist, anatomist, and neurologist (b. 1906)
  • 1999 – Camille Laurin, Canadian psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)
  • 2002James Tobin, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2006Bernie Geoffrion, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
  • 2006 – Slobodan Milošević, Serbian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1941)
  • 2007Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
  • 2008Nils Taube, Estonian-English businessman (b. 1928)
  • 2009Charles Lewis, Jr., American businessman, co-founded Tapout Clothing (b. 1963)
  • 2010John Hill, Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1941)
  • 2010 – Merlin Olsen, American football player and actor (b. 1940)
  • 2010 – T. Somasekaram, Sri Lankan geographer and politician, 37th Surveyor General of Sri Lanka (b. 1934)
  • 2010 – Hans van Mierlo, Dutch journalist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1931)
  • 2011Gary Wichard, American football player and agent (b. 1950)
  • 2012Henry Adefope, Nigerian physician and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nigeria (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Sid Couchey, American author and illustrator (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – James B. Morehead, American colonel and pilot (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – Gösta Schwarck, German-Danish pianist and composer (b. 1915)
  • 2013Erica Andrews, Mexican-American drag queen performer (b. 1969)
  • 2013 – Martin Adolf Bormann, German priest and theologian (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Doug Christie, Canadian lawyer and activist (b. 1946)
  • 2013 – Simón Alberto Consalvi, Venezuelan journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Venezuela (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Florian Siwicki, Polish general and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2014Dean Bailey, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1967)
  • 2014 – Joel Brinkley, American journalist and academic (b. 1952)
  • 2015Walter Burkert, German philologist and scholar (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Jimmy Greenspoon, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (b. 1948)
  • 2015 – Gerald Hurst, American chemist and academic (b. 1937)
  • 2016Iolanda Balaș, Romanian high jumper and educator (b. 1936)
  • 2016 – Keith Emerson, English musician and composer. (b. 1944)
  • 2016 – Doreen Massey, English geographer and academic (b. 1944)
  • 2018Mary Rosenblum, American science fiction and mystery author (b. 1952)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Alberta of Agen[19]
    • Áurea of San Millán
    • Benedict of Milan
    • Constantine
    • Eulogius of Córdoba
    • Blessed John Righi
    • Óengus of Tallaght
    • Sophronius of Jerusalem
    • Vindicianus
  • Day of Restoration of Independence from the Soviet Union in 1990 (Lithuania)
  • Johnny Appleseed Day (United States)
  • Moshoeshoe Day (Lesotho)

References

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External links

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