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Events

  • 12 BCE – The Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the emperor.[1]
  • 632 – The Farewell Sermon (Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada') of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
  • 845 – Execution of the 42 Martyrs of Amorium at Samarra.Script error: No such module "Footnotes".
  • 961Byzantine conquest of Chandax by Nikephoros Phokas, end of the Emirate of Crete.
  • 1204 – The Siege of Château Gaillard ends in a French victory over King John of England, who loses control of Normandy to King Philip II Augustus.[2]
  • 1323Treaty of Paris of 1323 is signed.[3]
  • 1454Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to King Casimir IV of Poland who agrees to commit his forces in aiding the Confederation's struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights.
  • 1521Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam.
  • 1665 – The first joint Secretary of the Royal Society, Henry Oldenburg, publishes the first issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the world's longest-running scientific journal.
  • 1788 – The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
  • 1820 – The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, brings Maine into the Union as a free state, and makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.
  • 1834York, Upper Canada, is incorporated as Toronto.
  • 1836Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alamo: After a thirteen-day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured.
  • 1857 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case.
  • 1869Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
  • 1882 – The Serbian kingdom is re-founded.
  • 1899Bayer registers "Aspirin" as a trademark.
  • 1902Real Madrid CF is founded.
  • 1912Italo-Turkish War: Italian forces become the first to use airships in war, as two dirigibles drop bombs on Turkish troops encamped at Janzur, from an altitude of 6,000 feet.
  • 1921Portuguese Communist Party is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist International.
  • 1930International Unemployment Day demonstrations globally initiated by the Comintern.
  • 1933Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "bank holiday", closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.
  • 1943Norman Rockwell published Freedom from Want in The Saturday Evening Post with a matching essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the Four Freedoms series.
  • 1943 – World War II: The Battle of Fardykambos, one of the first major battles between the Greek Resistance and the occupying Royal Italian Army, ends with the surrender of an entire Italian battalion, the bulk of the garrison of the town of Grevena, leading to its liberation a fortnight later.[4]
  • 1944 – World War II: Soviet Air Forces bomb an evacuated town of Narva in German-occupied Estonia, destroying the entire historical Swedish-era town.
  • 1945 – World War II: Cologne is captured by American troops. On the same day, Operation Spring Awakening, the last major German offensive of the war, begins.[5]
  • 1946Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
  • 1951Cold War: The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins.
  • 1953Georgy Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 1957Ghana becomes the first Sub-Saharan country to gain independence from the British.
  • 1964Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.
  • 1964 – Constantine II becomes the last King of Greece.
  • 1965 – Premier Tom Playford of South Australia loses power after 27 years in office.
  • 1967 – Cold War: Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.
  • 1968 – Three rebels are executed by Rhodesia, the first executions since UDI, prompting international condemnation.
  • 1970 – An explosion at the Weather Underground safe house in Greenwich Village kills three.
  • 1975 – For the first time the Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory.
  • 1975 – Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
  • 1983 – The first United States Football League games are played.
  • 1984 – In the United Kingdom, a walkout at Cortonwood Colliery in Brampton Bierlow signals the start of a strike that lasted almost a year and involved the majority of the country's miners.
  • 1987 – The British ferry Template:MS capsizes in about 90 seconds, killing 193.
  • 1988 – Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers are shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar in Operation Flavius.
  • 1992 – The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
  • 2003Air Algérie Flight 6289 crashes at the Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport in Tamanrasset, Algeria, killing 102 out of the 103 people on board.[6]
  • 2008 – A suicide bomber kills 68 people (including first responders) in Baghdad on the same day that a gunman kills eight students in Jerusalem.

Births

  • 1340John of Gaunt (d. 1399)
  • 1405John II of Castile (d. 1454)
  • 1459Jakob Fugger, German merchant and banker (d. 1525)
  • 1475Michelangelo, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1564)
  • 1483Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian and politician (d. 1540)
  • 1493Juan Luis Vives, Spanish scholar and humanist (d. 1540)
  • 1495Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet and diplomat (d. 1556)
  • 1536Santi di Tito, Italian painter (d. 1603)
  • 1619Cyrano de Bergerac, French author and playwright (d. 1655)[7]
  • 1663Francis Atterbury, English bishop and poet (d. 1732)
  • 1706George Pocock, English admiral (d. 1792)
  • 1716Pehr Kalm, Swedish-Finnish botanist and explorer (d. 1779)
  • 1724Henry Laurens, English-American merchant and politician, 5th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1792)
  • 1761Antoine-François Andréossy, French general and diplomat (d. 1828)
  • 1779Antoine-Henri Jomini, Swiss-French general (d. 1869)
  • 1780Lucy Barnes, American writer (d. 1809)[8]
  • 1785Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer and conductor (d. 1857)
  • 1787Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist and astronomer (d. 1826)
  • 1806Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English-Italian poet and translator (d. 1861)
  • 1812Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American businessman, co-founded the Waltham Watch Company (d. 1895)
  • 1817Princess Clémentine of Orléans (d. 1907)
  • 1818William Claflin, American businessman and politician, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)
  • 1823Charles I of Württemberg (d. 1891)
  • 1831Philip Sheridan, Irish-American general (d. 1888)
  • 1834George du Maurier, French-English author and illustrator (d. 1896)[9]
  • 1841Viktor Burenin, Russian author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1926)
  • 1849Georg Luger, Austrian gun designer, designed the Luger pistol (d. 1923)
  • 1864Richard Rushall, British businessman (d. 1953)
  • 1870Oscar Straus, Viennese composer and conductor (d. 1954)[10]
  • 1871Afonso Costa, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 59th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1937)
  • 1872Ben Harney, American pianist and composer (d. 1938)
  • 1879Jimmy Hunter, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1962)
  • 1882F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect, co-designed Villa Vizcaya (d. 1980)
  • 1882 – Guy Kibbee, American actor and singer (d. 1956)
  • 1884Molla Mallory, Norwegian-American tennis player (d. 1959)
  • 1885Ring Lardner, American journalist and author (d. 1933)
  • 1886Jam Handy, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1983)
  • 1886 – Nella Walker, American actress and vaudevillian (d. 1971)
  • 1892Bert Smith, English international footballer, right half (d. 1969)[11]
  • 1893Furry Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)
  • 1893 – Ella P. Stewart, pioneering Black American pharmacist (d. 1987)[12]
  • 1895Albert Tessier, Canadian priest and historian (d. 1976)
  • 1898Gus Sonnenberg, American football player and wrestler (d. 1944)
  • 1900Gina Cigna, French-Italian soprano and actress (d. 2001)
  • 1900 – Lefty Grove, American baseball player (d. 1975)
  • 1900 – Henri Jeanson, French journalist and author (d. 1970)
  • 1903Empress Kōjun of Japan (d. 2000)
  • 1904José Antonio Aguirre, Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Basque Country (d. 1960)
  • 1905Bob Wills, American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader (d. 1975)
  • 1906Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (d. 1959)
  • 1909Obafemi Awolowo, Nigerian lawyer and politician (d. 1987)
  • 1909 – Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Polish poet and author (d. 1966)
  • 1910Ella Logan, Scottish-American singer and actress (d. 1969)
  • 1912Mohammed Burhanuddin, Indian spiritual leader, 52nd Da'i al-Mutlaq (d. 2014)
  • 1917Donald Davidson, American philosopher and academic (d. 2003)
  • 1917 – Will Eisner, American illustrator and publisher (d. 2005)
  • 1917 – Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)
  • 1918Howard McGhee, American trumpeter (d. 1987)
  • 1920Lewis Gilbert, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)
  • 1921Leo Bretholz, Austrian-American holocaust survivor and author (d. 2014)
  • 1923Ed McMahon, American comedian, game show host, and announcer (d. 2009)
  • 1923 – Wes Montgomery, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1968)
  • 1924Ottmar Walter, German footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – William H. Webster, American lawyer and jurist, 14th Director of Central Intelligence
  • 1926Ann Curtis, American swimmer (d. 2012)
  • 1926 – Alan Greenspan, American economist and politician
  • 1926 – Ray O'Connor, Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Western Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Andrzej Wajda, Polish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1927William J. Bell, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1927 – Gordon Cooper, American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2004)
  • 1927 – Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
  • 1929Tom Foley, American lawyer and politician, 57th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – David Sheppard, English cricketer and bishop (d. 2005)
  • 1930Lorin Maazel, French-American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2014)
  • 1932Marc Bazin, Haitian lawyer and politician, 49th President of Haiti (d. 2010)
  • 1932 – Bronisław Geremek, Polish historian and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2008)
  • 1933Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1933 – William Davis, German-English journalist and economist (d. 2019)
  • 1933 – Augusto Odone, Italian economist and inventor of Lorenzo's oil (d. 2013)
  • 1934Red Simpson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1935Ron Delany, Irish runner and coach
  • 1935 – Derek Kevan, English footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1936Bob Akin, American race car driver and journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1936 – Marion Barry, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Mayor of the District of Columbia (d. 2014)
  • 1936 – Choummaly Sayasone, Laotian politician, 5th President of Laos
  • 1937Ivan Boesky, American businessman
  • 1937 – Valentina Tereshkova, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1938Keishu Tanaka, Japanese politician, 17th Japanese Minister of Justice
  • 1939Kit Bond, American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of Missouri
  • 1939 – Adam Osborne, Thai-Indian engineer and businessman, founded the Osborne Computer Corporation (d. 2003)
  • 1940Ken Danby, Canadian painter (d. 2007)
  • 1940 – Joanna Miles, French-born American actress
  • 1940 – R. H. Sikes, American golfer
  • 1940 – Willie Stargell, American baseball player and coach (d. 2001)
  • 1940 – Jeff Wooller, English accountant and banker
  • 1941Peter Brötzmann, German saxophonist and clarinet player
  • 1941 – Marilyn Strathern, Welsh anthropologist and academic
  • 1942Ben Murphy, American actor
  • 1944Richard Corliss, American journalist and critic (d. 2015)
  • 1944 – Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealand soprano and actress
  • 1944 – Mary Wilson, American singer
  • 1945Angelo Castro, Jr., Filipino actor and journalist (d. 2012)
  • 1946David Gilmour, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1946 – Richard Noble, Scottish race car driver and businessman
  • 1947Kiki Dee, English singer-songwriter
  • 1947 – Dick Fosbury, American high jumper
  • 1947 – Anna Maria Horsford, American actress
  • 1947 – Rob Reiner, American actor, director, producer, and activist
  • 1947 – Jean Seaton, English historian and academic
  • 1947 – John Stossel, American journalist and author
  • 1948Stephen Schwartz, American composer and producer
  • 1949Shaukat Aziz, Pakistani economist and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • 1949 – Martin Buchan, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1950Arthur Roche, English archbishop
  • 1951Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)
  • 1952Denis Napthine, Australian politician, 47th Premier of Victoria[13]
  • 1953Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepali banker and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Nepal
  • 1953 – Carolyn Porco, American astronomer and academic
  • 1953 – Phil Alvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1954Jeff Greenwald, American author, photographer, and monologist
  • 1954 – Harald Schumacher, German footballer and manager
  • 1955Cyprien Ntaryamira, Burundian politician, 5th President of Burundi (d. 1994)
  • 1955 – Alberta Watson, Canadian actress (d. 2015)
  • 1956Peter Roebuck, English cricketer, journalist, and sportcaster (d. 2011)
  • 1956 – Steve Vizard, Australian television host, actor, and producer
  • 1960Sleepy Floyd, American basketball player and coach
  • 1962Alison Nicholas, British golfer
  • 1963D. L. Hughley, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1964Linda Pearson, Scottish sport shooter[14]
  • 1965Allan Bateman, Welsh rugby player
  • 1965 – Jim Knight, English politician
  • 1966Alan Davies, English comedian, actor and screenwriter
  • 1967Julio Bocca, Argentinian ballet dancer and director
  • 1967 – Connie Britton, American actress
  • 1967 – Glenn Greenwald, American journalist and author
  • 1967 – Shuler Hensley, American actor and singer
  • 1968Moira Kelly, American actress and director
  • 1971Darrick Martin, American basketball player and coach
  • 1972Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player, actor, and rapper
  • 1972 – Jaret Reddick, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1973Michael Finley, American basketball player
  • 1973 – Peter Lindgren, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
  • 1973 – Greg Ostertag, American basketball player
  • 1973 – Trent Willmon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1974Guy Garvey, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1974 – Matthew Guy, Australian politician
  • 1974 – Brad Schumacher, American swimmer
  • 1974 – Beanie Sigel, American rapper
  • 1975Aracely Arámbula, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1975 – Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Canadian pianist and conductor
  • 1976Ken Anderson, American wrestler and actor
  • 1977Nantie Hayward, South African cricketer
  • 1977 – Giorgos Karagounis, Greek international footballer, midfielder[15]
  • 1977 – Shabani Nonda, DR Congolese footballer
  • 1977 – Marcus Thames, American baseball player and coach
  • 1978Sage Rosenfels, American football player
  • 1978 – Chad Wicks, American wrestler
  • 1979Clint Barmes, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Érik Bédard, Canadian baseball player
  • 1979 – David Flair, American wrestler
  • 1979 – Tim Howard, American soccer player
  • 1980Emílson Cribari, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981Ellen Muth, American actress
  • 1983Andranik Teymourian, Armenian-Iranian footballer
  • 1984Daniël de Ridder, Dutch footballer
  • 1984 – Eskil Pedersen, Norwegian politician
  • 1984 – Chris Tomson, American drummer
  • 1985Bakaye Traoré, French-Malian footballer
  • 1986Jake Arrieta, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Francisco Cervelli, Venezuelan-Italian baseball player
  • 1986 – Ross Detwiler, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Eli Marienthal, American actor
  • 1986 – Charlie Mulgrew, Scottish footballer
  • 1987Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanaian-German footballer
  • 1987 – José Manuel Flores, Spanish footballer
  • 1988Agnes Carlsson, Swedish singer
  • 1988 – Marina Erakovic, New Zealand tennis player
  • 1988 – Simon Mignolet, Belgian footballer
  • 1989Agnieszka Radwańska, Polish tennis player
  • 1990Derek Drouin, Canadian athlete[16]
  • 1991Lex Luger, American keyboard player and producer
  • 1991 – Emma McDougall, English footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1991 – Tyler Gregory Okonma, American rapper
  • 1993Andrés Rentería, Colombian footballer
  • 1994Nathan Redmond, English footballer
  • 1994 – Marcus Smart, American basketball player
  • 1994 – Wesley Hoedt, Dutch footballer
  • 1995Georgi Kitanov, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1996Christian Coleman, American sprinter[17]
  • 1996 – Tyrell Fuimaono, Australian rugby player
  • 1996 – Timo Werner, German footballer

Deaths

  • 190Liu Bian (poisoned by Dong Zhuo) (b. 176)
  • 653Li Ke, prince of the Tang Dynasty (b. 619)
  • 766Chrodegang, Frankish bishop and saint
  • 903Lu Guangqi, Chinese official and chancellor
  • 903 – Su Jian, Chinese official and chancellor
  • 1070Ulric I, Margrave of Carniola
  • 1251Rose of Viterbo, Italian saint (b. 1235)
  • 1353Roger Grey, 1st Baron Grey de Ruthyn
  • 1466Alvise Loredan, Venetian admiral and statesman (b. 1393)
  • 1490Ivan the Young, Ruler of Tver (b. 1458)
  • 1491Richard Woodville, 3rd Earl Rivers
  • 1531Pedro Arias Dávila, Spanish explorer and diplomat (b. 1440)
  • 1616Francis Beaumont, English playwright (b. 1584)
  • 1754Henry Pelham, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1694)
  • 1758Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Durham (b. 1705)
  • 1764Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1690)
  • 1796Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French historian and author (b. 1713)
  • 1836 – Deaths at the Battle of the Alamo:
    • James Bonham, American lawyer and soldier (b. 1807)
    • James Bowie, American colonel (b. 1796)
    • Davy Crockett, American soldier and politician (b. 1786)
    • William B. Travis, American lieutenant colonel and lawyer (b. 1809)
  • 1854Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, Irish colonel and diplomat, Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (b. 1778)
  • 1866William Whewell, English priest, historian, and philosopher (b. 1794)
  • 1867Charles Farrar Browne, American-English author and educator (b. 1834)
  • 1888Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet (b. 1832)[18]
  • 1895Camilla Collett, Norwegian novelist and activist (b. 1813)
  • 1899Kaʻiulani of Hawaii (b. 1875)
  • 1900Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and businessman, co-founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (b. 1834)
  • 1905John Henninger Reagan, American surveyor, judge, and politician, 3rd Confederate States of America Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1818)
  • 1905 – Makar Yekmalyan, Armenian composer (b. 1856)
  • 1919Oskars Kalpaks, Latvian colonel (b. 1882)
  • 1920Ömer Seyfettin, Turkish author and educator (b. 1884)
  • 1932John Philip Sousa, American conductor and composer (b. 1854)
  • 1933Anton Cermak, Czech-American lawyer and politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1873)
  • 1935Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American colonel, lawyer, and jurist (b. 1841)
  • 1939Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician and academic (b. 1852)
  • 1941Francis Aveling, Canadian priest, psychologist, and author (b. 1875)
  • 1941 – Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor and academic, designed Mount Rushmore (b. 1867)
  • 1948Ross Lockridge, Jr., American author, poet, and academic (b. 1914)
  • 1948 – Alice Woodby McKane, First Black woman doctor in Savannah, Georgia (b. 1865)[19]
  • 1950Albert François Lebrun, French engineer and politician, 15th President of France (b. 1871)
  • 1951Ivor Novello, Welsh singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1893)
  • 1951 – Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian playwright and politician, Prime Minister of Ukraine (b. 1880)
  • 1952Jürgen Stroop, German general (b. 1895)
  • 1955Mammad Amin Rasulzade, Azerbaijani scholar and politician (b. 1884)
  • 1961George Formby, English singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1904)
  • 1964Paul of Greece (b. 1901)
  • 1965Margaret Dumont, American actress (b. 1889)
  • 1967John Haden Badley, English author and educator, founded the Bedales School (b. 1865)
  • 1967 – Nelson Eddy, American actor and singer (b. 1901)
  • 1967 – Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer, linguist, and philosopher (b. 1882)
  • 1970William Hopper, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 1973Pearl S. Buck, American novelist, essayist, short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
  • 1974Ernest Becker, American anthropologist and author (b. 1924)
  • 1976Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer (b. 1903)
  • 1977Alvin R. Dyer, American religious leader (b. 1903)
  • 1978Dennis Viollet, English-American soccer player and manager (b. 1933)
  • 1981George Geary, English cricketer and coach (b. 1893)
  • 1981 – Rambhau Mhalgi, Indian politician and member of the Lok Sabha (b. 9 July 1921)[20]
  • 1982Ayn Rand, Russian-American philosopher, author, and playwright (b. 1905)
  • 1984Billy Collins, Jr., American boxer (b. 1961)
  • 1984 – Martin Niemöller, German pastor and theologian (b. 1892)
  • 1984 – Homer N. Wallin, American admiral (b. 1893)
  • 1984 – Henry Wilcoxon, Dominican-American actor and producer (b. 1905)
  • 1986Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter (b. 1887)
  • 1988Mairéad Farrell, Provisional IRA volunteer (b. 1957)
  • 1988 – Daniel McCann, Provisional IRA volunteer (b. 1957)
  • 1988 – Seán Savage, Provisional IRA volunteer (b. 1965)
  • 1994Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and politician, 9th Greek Minister of Culture (b. 1920)
  • 1997Cheddi Jagan, Guyanese politician, 4th President of Guyana (b. 1918)
  • 1997 – Michael Manley, Jamaican soldier, pilot, and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1924)
  • 1997 – Ursula Torday, English author (b. 1912)
  • 1999Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahrain king (b. 1933)
  • 2000John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
  • 2002Bryan Fogarty, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1969)
  • 2004Hercules, American wrestler (b. 1957)
  • 2004 – Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2005Hans Bethe, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • 2005 – Danny Gardella, American baseball player and trainer (b. 1920)
  • 2005 – Tommy Vance, English radio host (b. 1943)
  • 2005 – Teresa Wright, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – Gladys Marín, Chilean activist and political figure. (b.1938)
  • 2006Anne Braden, American journalist and activist (b. 1924)
  • 2006 – Kirby Puckett, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1960)
  • 2007Jean Baudrillard, French photographer and theorist (b. 1929)
  • 2007 – Ernest Gallo, American businessman, co-founded E & J Gallo Winery (b. 1909)
  • 2008Peter Poreku Dery, Ghanaian cardinal (b. 1918)
  • 2009Francis Magalona, Filipino rapper, producer, and actor (b. 1964)
  • 2010Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2010 – Mark Linkous, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1962)
  • 2010 – Betty Millard, American philanthropist and activist (b. 1911)
  • 2012Francisco Xavier do Amaral, East Timorese politician, 1st President of East Timor (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – Donald M. Payne, American businessman and politician (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Helen Walulik, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • 2013Chorão, Brazilian singer-songwriter (Charlie Brown Jr.) (b. 1970)
  • 2013 – Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Alvin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – W. Wallace Cleland, American biochemist and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2014Alemayehu Atomsa, Ethiopian educator and politician (b. 1969)
  • 2014 – Frank Jobe, American soldier and surgeon (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Sheila MacRae, English-American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Martin Nesbitt, American lawyer and politician (b. 1946)
  • 2014 – Manlio Sgalambro, Italian philosopher, author, and poet (b. 1924)
  • 2015Fred Craddock, American minister and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Ram Sundar Das, Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1921)
  • 2015 – Enrique "Coco" Vicéns, Puerto Rican-American basketball player and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2016Nancy Reagan, American actress, 42nd First Lady of the United States (b. 1921)
  • 2016 – Sheila Varian, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1937)
  • 2017Robert Osborne, American actor and historian (b. 1932)
  • 2018Peter Nicholls, Australian science fiction critic and encyclopedist (b. 1939)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Chrodegang
    • Colette
    • Fridolin
    • Kyneburga, Kyneswide and Tibba
    • Marcian of Tortona
    • William W. Mayo and Charles Frederick Menninger (Episcopal Church (USA))
    • Olegarius
    • March 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • European Day of the Righteous, commemorates those who have stood up against crimes against humanity and totalitarism with their own moral responsibility. (Europe)
  • Foundation Day (Norfolk Island), the founding of Norfolk Island in 1788.
  • Independence Day (Ghana), celebrates the independence of Ghana from the UK in 1957.
  • The Day of the Dude, celebrated by the adherents of Dudeism

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