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Events

  • 946Emperor Suzaku abdicates the throne in favor of his brother Murakami who becomes the 62nd emperor of Japan.
  • 1204 – Having been elected on May 9, Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire.[1]
  • 1426 – Gov. Thado of Mohnyin becomes king of Ava.[2]
  • 1527 – The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.
  • 1532 – Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.
  • 1568Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England.[3]
  • 1584Santiago de Vera becomes sixth Governor-General of the Spanish colony of the Philippines.
  • 1739 – The Battle of Vasai concludes as the Marathas defeat the Portuguese army.
  • 1770 – The 14-year-old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste, who later becomes king of France.[4]
  • 1771 – The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called The "Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.
  • 1811Peninsular War: The allies Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera.
  • 1812Imperial Russia signs the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the Russo-Turkish War. The Ottoman Empire cedes Bessarabia to Russia.[5]
  • 1822Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
  • 1832Juan Godoy discovers the rich silver outcrops of Chañarcillo sparking the Chilean silver rush.[6][7]
  • 1834 – The Battle of Asseiceira is fought, the last and decisive engagement of the Liberal Wars in Portugal.
  • 1842 – The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail from Elm Grove, Missouri, with 100 pioneers.[8]
  • 1866 – The United States Congress establishes the nickel.[9]
  • 1868 – The United States Senate fails to convict President Andrew Johnson by one vote.[10]
  • 1874 – A flood on the Mill River in Massachusetts destroys much of four villages and kills 139 people.
  • 1877 – The 16 May 1877 crisis occurs in France, ending with the dissolution of the National Assembly 22 June and affirming the interpretation of the Constitution of 1875 as a parliamentary rather than presidential system. The elections held in October 1877 led to the defeat of the royalists as a formal political movement in France.[11]
  • 1888Nikola Tesla delivers a lecture describing the equipment which will allow efficient generation and use of alternating currents to transmit electric power over long distances.
  • 1891 – The International Electrotechnical Exhibition opens in Frankfurt, Germany, and will feature the world's first long-distance transmission of high-power, three-phase electric current (the most common form today).
  • 1916 – The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the French Third Republic sign the secret wartime Sykes-Picot Agreement partitioning former Ottoman territories such as Iraq and Syria.
  • 1918 – The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government during wartime an imprisonable offense. It will be repealed less than two years later.
  • 1919 – A naval Curtiss NC-4 aircraft commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight.
  • 1920 – In Rome, Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc.
  • 1929 – In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards ceremony takes place.
  • 1943The Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.
  • 1951 – The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
  • 1959 – The Triton Fountain in Valletta, Malta is turned on for the first time.[12]
  • 1960Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser (a ruby laser), at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
  • 1961Park Chung-hee leads a coup d'état to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.
  • 1966 – The Communist Party of China issues the "May 16 Notice", marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
  • 1969Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet space probe, lands on Venus.
  • 1974Josip Broz Tito is elected president for life of Yugoslavia.
  • 1988 – A report by the Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
  • 1991 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addresses a joint session of the United States Congress. She is the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.
  • 1997Mobutu Sese Seko, the President of Zaire, flees the country.
  • 2003 – In Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.
  • 2005Kuwait permits women's suffrage in a 35–23 National Assembly vote.
  • 2011STS-134 (ISS assembly flight ULF6), launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the 25th and final flight for Template:OV.
  • 2014 – Twelve people are killed in two explosions in the Gikomba market area of Nairobi, Kenya.

Births

  • 1418John II of Cyprus, King of Cyprus and Armenia and also titular King of Jerusalem from 1432 to 1458 (probable;[13] d. 1458)
  • 1455Wolfgang I of Oettingen, German count (d. 1522)
  • 1542Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg, German noblewoman (d. 1580)
  • 1606John Bulwer, British doctor (d. 1656)
  • 1611Pope Innocent XI (d. 1689)[14]
  • 1641Dudley North, English economist and politician (d. 1691)[15]
  • 1710William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician, Lord Steward of the Household (d. 1782)
  • 1718Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1799)[16]
  • 1763Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist and chemist (d. 1829)
  • 1788Friedrich Rückert, German poet and translator (d. 1866)
  • 1801William H. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 24th United States Secretary of State (d. 1872)
  • 1804Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, American educator who founded the first U.S. kindergarten (d. 1894)
  • 1819Johann Voldemar Jannsen, Estonian journalist and poet (d. 1890)
  • 1821Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician and statistician (d. 1894)
  • 1824Levi P. Morton, American banker and politician, 22nd United States Vice President (d. 1920)
  • 1824 – Edmund Kirby Smith, American general (d. 1893)
  • 1827Pierre Cuypers, Dutch architect, designed the Amsterdam Centraal railway station and Rijksmuseum (d. 1921)
  • 1831David Edward Hughes, Welsh-American physicist, co-invented the microphone (d. 1900)
  • 1859Horace Hutchinson, English golfer (d. 1932)[17]
  • 1862Margaret Fountaine, English lepidopterist and diarist (d.1940)
  • 1876Fred Conrad Koch, American biochemist and endocrinologist (d. 1948)[18]
  • 1879Pierre Gilliard, Swiss author and academic (d. 1962)
  • 1882Simeon Price, American golfer (d. 1945)
  • 1883Celâl Bayar, Turkish politician, 3rd President of Turkey (d. 1986)
  • 1888Royal Rife, American microbiologist and instrument maker (d. 1971)
  • 1890Edith Grace White, American ichthyologist (d. 1975)[19]
  • 1892Osgood Perkins, American actor (d. 1937)
  • 1894Walter Yust, American journalist and writer (d. 1960)
  • 1897Zvi Sliternik, Israeli entomologist and academic (d. 1994)
  • 1898Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-American painter (d. 1980)
  • 1898 – Desanka Maksimović, Serbian poet and academic (d. 1993)
  • 1898 – Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese director and screenwriter (d. 1956)
  • 1903Charles F. Brannock, American inventor and manufacturer (d. 1992)
  • 1905Henry Fonda, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1906Ernie McCormick, Australian cricketer (d. 1991)
  • 1906 – Alfred Pellan, Canadian painter and educator (d. 1988)
  • 1906 – Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan lawyer, journalist, and author (d. 2001)
  • 1906 – Margret Rey, German author and illustrator (d. 1996)
  • 1907Bob Tisdall, Irish hurdler (d. 2004)
  • 1909Margaret Sullavan, American actress and singer (d. 1960)
  • 1909 – Luigi Villoresi, Italian race car driver (d. 1997)
  • 1910Olga Bergholz, Russian poet and author (d. 1975)
  • 1910 – Higashifushimi Kunihide, Japanese monk and educator (d. 2014)
  • 1910 – Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter and educator (d. 1972)
  • 1912Studs Terkel, American historian and author (d. 2008)
  • 1913Gordon Chalk, Australian politician, 30th Premier of Queensland (d. 1991)[20]
  • 1913Woody Herman, American singer, saxophonist, and clarinet player (d. 1987)
  • 1914Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author (d. 2009)
  • 1915Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1916Ephraim Katzir, Israeli biophysicist and politician, 4th President of Israel (d. 2009)
  • 1917Ben Kuroki, American sergeant and pilot (d. 2015)
  • 1917 – James C. Murray, American lawyer and politician (d. 1999)
  • 1917 – Juan Rulfo, Mexican author and photographer (d. 1986)
  • 1918Wilf Mannion, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
  • 1919Liberace, American pianist and entertainer (d. 1987)
  • 1919 – Ramon Margalef, Spanish ecologist and biologist (d. 2004)
  • 1920Martine Carol, French actress (d. 1967)
  • 1921Harry Carey, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1923Victoria Fromkin, American linguist and academic (d. 2000)
  • 1923 – Merton Miller, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1923 – Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist and author (d. 2014)
  • 1924Dawda Jawara, 1st President of the Gambia (d. 2019)
  • 1925Nancy Roman, American astronomer (d. 2018)
  • 1925 – Ola Vincent, Nigerian banker and economist (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1928Billy Martin, American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)
  • 1929Betty Carter, American singer-songwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1929 – John Conyers, American lawyer and politician (d. 2019)
  • 1929 – Claude Morin, Canadian academic and politician
  • 1929 – Adrienne Rich, American poet, essayist, and feminist (d. 2012)
  • 1930Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 2000)
  • 1931Vujadin Boškov, Serbian footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
  • 1931 – Hana Brady, Jewish-Czech Holocaust victim (d.1944)
  • 1931 – K. Natwar Singh, Indian scholar and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs
  • 1931 – Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., American soldier and politician, 85th Governor of Connecticut
  • 1934Kenneth O. Morgan, Welsh historian and author
  • 1934 – Antony Walker, English general
  • 1935Floyd Smith, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1936Karl Lehmann, German cardinal (d. 2018)
  • 1937Yvonne Craig, American ballet dancer and actress (d. 2015)
  • 1938Stuart Bell, English lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1938 – Ivan Sutherland, American computer scientist and academic
  • 1938 – Marco Aurelio Denegri, Peruvian television host and sexologist (d. 2018)
  • 1939Mario Segni, Italian professor and politician
  • 1941Denis Hart, Australian archbishop
  • 1942David Penry-Davey, English lawyer and judge (d. 2015)
  • 1943Kay Andrews, Baroness Andrews, English politician
  • 1943 – Dan Coats, American politician and diplomat, 29th United States Ambassador to Germany
  • 1943 – Wieteke van Dort, Dutch actress, comedian, singer, writer and artist
  • 1944Billy Cobham, Panamanian-American drummer, composer, and bandleader
  • 1944 – Antal Nagy, Hungarian footballer
  • 1944 – Danny Trejo, American actor
  • 1946John Law, English sociologist and academic
  • 1946 – Robert Fripp, English guitarist, songwriter and producer
  • 1947Cheryl Clarke, American writer[21]
  • 1947 – Darrell Sweet, Scottish drummer (d. 1999)
  • 1947 – Roch Thériault, Canadian religious leader (d. 2011)
  • 1948Jesper Christensen, Danish actor, director, and producer
  • 1948 – Judy Finnigan, English talk show host and author
  • 1948 – Enrico Fumia, Italian automobile and product designer
  • 1948 – Emma Georgina Rothschild, English historian and academic
  • 1948 – Staf Van Roosbroeck, Belgian cyclist
  • 1949Rick Reuschel, American baseball player
  • 1950Georg Bednorz, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1950 – Ray Condo, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2004)
  • 1950 – Bruce Coville, American author
  • 1951Christian Lacroix, French fashion designer
  • 1951 – Jonathan Richman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1951 – Janet Soskice, Canadian philosopher and theologian
  • 1952James Herndon, American psychologist and academic
  • 1953Pierce Brosnan, Irish-American actor and producer
  • 1953 – Peter Onorati, American actor
  • 1953 – Richard Page, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1953 – Kitanoumi Toshimitsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 55th Yokozuna (d. 2015)
  • 1953 – David Maclean, Scottish politician
  • 1953 – Stephen Woolman, Lord Woolman, Scottish judge and academic
  • 1954Dafydd Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut
  • 1955Olga Korbut, Soviet gymnast
  • 1955 – Jack Morris, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1955 – Hazel O'Connor, English-born Irish singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1955 – Páidí Ó Sé, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1955 – Debra Winger, American actress
  • 1956 – Loretta Schrijver, Dutch television host, news anchor
  • 1957Joan Benoit, American runner
  • 1957 – Benjamin Mancroft, 3rd Baron Mancroft, English politician
  • 1957 – Yuri Shevchuk, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1957 – Anthony St John, 22nd Baron St John of Bletso, English lawyer and businessman
  • 1957 – Bob Suter, American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1959Mitch Webster, American baseball player
  • 1959 – Mare Winningham, American actress and singer-songwriter
  • 1960Landon Deireragea, Nauruan politician, Nauruan Speaker of Parliament
  • 1960 – S. Shanmuganathan, Sri Lankan commander and politician (d. 1998)
  • 1961Kevin McDonald, Canadian actor and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Charles Wright, American wrestler
  • 1962Jimmy Hood, Scottish engineer and politician (d. 2017)
  • 1962 – Helga Radtke, German long jumper
  • 1963Rachel Griffith, Anglo-American economist
  • 1963 – David Wilkinson, English theologian and academic
  • 1964John Salley, American basketball player and actor
  • 1964 – Boyd Tinsley, American singer-songwriter and violinist
  • 1964 – Milton Jones, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1965Krist Novoselic, American bass player, songwriter, author, and activist
  • 1965 – Tanel Tammet, Estonian computer scientist, engineer, and academic
  • 1966Janet Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress
  • 1966 – Scott Reeves, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1966 – Thurman Thomas, American football player
  • 1967Doug Brocail, American baseball player and coach
  • 1967 – Susan Williams, Baroness Williams of Trafford, British politician
  • 1968Ralph Tresvant, American singer and producer
  • 1969David Boreanaz, American actor
  • 1969 – Tucker Carlson, American journalist, co-founded The Daily Caller
  • 1969 – Steve Lewis, American sprinter
  • 1970Gabriela Sabatini, Argentinian tennis player
  • 1970 – Danielle Spencer, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1971Phil Clarke, English rugby league player and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Rachel Goswell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972Christian Califano, French rugby player
  • 1972 – Matthew Hart, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1973Tori Spelling, American actress, reality television personality, and author
  • 1974Laura Pausini, Italian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1974 – Sonny Sandoval, American singer-songwriter and rapper
  • 1975Tony Kakko, Finnish musician, composer, and vocalist
  • 1975 – Simon Whitfield, Canadian triathlete[22]
  • 1976Dirk Nannes, Australian-Dutch cricketer
  • 1977Melanie Lynskey, New Zealand actress
  • 1977 – Emilíana Torrini, Icelandic singer-songwriter
  • 1978Scott Nicholls, English motorcycle racer
  • 1978 – Lionel Scaloni, Argentinian footballer
  • 1980Nuria Llagostera Vives, Spanish tennis player
  • 1981Ricardo Costa, Portuguese footballer
  • 1982Łukasz Kubot, Polish tennis player
  • 1983Daniel Kerr, Australian footballer
  • 1983 – Kyle Wellwood, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984Darío Cvitanich, Argentinian footballer
  • 1984 – Tomáš Fleischmann, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Jensen Lewis, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Rick Rypien, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2011)
  • 1985Anja Mittag, German footballer
  • 1985 – Rodrigo Peters Marques, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985 – Corey Perry, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986Megan Fox, American actress
  • 1986 – Andy Keogh, Irish footballer
  • 1986 – Shamcey Supsup, Filipino model and architect
  • 1987Tom Onslow-Cole, English race car driver
  • 1988Jesús Castillo, Mexican footballer
  • 1988 – Martynas Gecevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1988 – Jaak Põldma, Estonian tennis player
  • 1989Behati Prinsloo, Namibian model
  • 1990Amanda Carreras, Gibraltarian tennis player
  • 1990 – Thomas Brodie-Sangster, English actor
  • 1990 – Darko Šarović, Serbian sprinter
  • 1990 – Omar Strong, American basketball player
  • 1991Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgarian tennis player
  • 1991 – Joey Graceffa, American internet celebrity
  • 1991 – Ashley Wagner, American figure skater
  • 1992Jeff Skinner, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1992 – Kirstin Maldonado, American singer and songwriter
  • 1993Johannes Thingnes Bø, Norwegian biathlete
  • 1993 – Karol Mets, Estonian footballer
  • 1993 – IU, Korean singer-songwriter and actress[23][24]
  • 1995Elizabeth Ralston, Australian footballer
  • 1996Louisa Chirico, American tennis player

Deaths

  • 290Emperor Wu of Jin, Chinese emperor (b. 236)
  • 895Qian Kuan, Chinese nobleman
  • 934Meng Hanqiong, eunuch official of Later Tang
  • 995Fujiwara no Michitaka, Japanese nobleman (b. 953)
  • 1182John Komnenos Vatatzes, Byzantine general (b. 1132)
  • 1265Simon Stock, English-French saint (b. 1165)
  • 1375Liu Bowen, Chinese military strategist, officer, statesman and poet (b. 1311)
  • 1412Gian Maria Visconti, Duke of Milan (b. 1388)
  • 1561Jan Tarnowski, Polish noble and statesman (b. 1488)
  • 1620William Adams, English sailor and navigator (b. 1564)
  • 1657Andrew Bobola, Polish missionary and martyr (b. 1591)
  • 1667Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1607)
  • 1669Pietro da Cortona, Italian painter and architect, designed the Santi Luca e Martina (b. 1596)
  • 1691Jacob Leisler, German-American politician, 8th Colonial Governor of New York (b. 1640)
  • 1696Mariana of Austria, Queen consort of Spain (b. 1634)
  • 1703Charles Perrault, French author and academic (b. 1628)
  • 1778Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1718)
  • 1790Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (b. 1720)
  • 1818Matthew Lewis, English author and playwright (b. 1775)
  • 1823Grace Elliott, Scottish courtesan and spy (b. c.1754)[25]
  • 1830Joseph Fourier, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1768)
  • 1862Edward Gibbon Wakefield, English politician (b. 1796)
  • 1882Reuben Chapman, American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of Alabama (b. 1799)
  • 1890Mihkel Veske, Estonian poet, linguist and theologist (b. 1843)
  • 1891Ion C. Brătianu, Romanian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1821)
  • 1910Henri-Edmond Cross, French Neo-Impressionist painter (b. 1856)
  • 1913Louis Perrier, Swiss architect and politician (b. 1849)
  • 1920Levi P. Morton, American politician, 22nd United States Vice President (b. 1824)
  • 1926Mehmed VI, Ottoman sultan (b. 1861)
  • 1936Leonidas Paraskevopoulos, Greek general and politician (b. 1860)
  • 1938Joseph Strauss, American engineer, co designed The Golden Gate Bridge (b. 1870)
  • 1943Alfred Hoche, German psychiatrist and academic (b. 1865)
  • 1944George Ade, American journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1866)
  • 1946Bruno Tesch, German chemist and businessman (b. 1890)
  • 1947Frederick Gowland Hopkins, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
  • 1947 – Zhang Lingfu, Chinese general (b. 1903)
  • 1953Django Reinhardt, Belgian guitarist and composer (b. 1910)
  • 1954Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor and manager (b. 1893)
  • 1955James Agee, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic(b. 1909)
  • 1955 – Manny Ayulo, American race car driver (b. 1921)
  • 1956H. B. Reese, American candy-maker and businessman, created Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (b. 1876)
  • 1957Eliot Ness, American federal agent (b. 1903)
  • 1961George A. Malcolm, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1881)
  • 1973Jacques Lipchitz, Lithuanian-American sculptor (b. 1891)
  • 1977Modibo Keïta, Malian politician, 1st President of Mali (b. 1915)
  • 1979A. Philip Randolph, American union leader and activist (b. 1889)
  • 1981Ernie Freeman, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1922)
  • 1981 – Willy Hartner, German physician and academic (b. 1905)
  • 1984Andy Kaufman, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter (b. 1949)
  • 1984 – Irwin Shaw, American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1913)
  • 1985Margaret Hamilton, American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1989Leila Kasra, Iranian poet and songwriter (b. 1939)
  • 1990Sammy Davis Jr., American singer, dancer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • 1990 – Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, producer, and screenwriter, created The Muppets (b. 1936)
  • 1993Marv Johnson, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1938)
  • 1994Alain Cuny, French actor (b. 1908)
  • 1996Jeremy Michael Boorda, American admiral (b. 1939)
  • 1997Elbridge Durbrow, American diplomat (b. 1903)
  • 2002Alec Campbell, Australian soldier (b. 1899)
  • 2003Mark McCormack, American lawyer and sports agent, founded IMG (b. 1930)
  • 2005Andrew Goodpaster, American general (b. 1915)
  • 2008Robert Mondavi, American winemaker, co-founded the Opus One Winery (b. 1913)
  • 2010Ronnie James Dio, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
  • 2010 – Hank Jones, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1918)
  • 2011Ralph Barker, English author (b. 1917)
  • 2011 – Bob Davis, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1928)
  • 2011 – Edward Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 2011 – Kiyoshi Kodama, Japanese actor (b. 1934)
  • 2012Patricia Aakhus, American author and academic (b. 1952)
  • 2012 – James Abdnor, American soldier and politician, 30th Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Chuck Brown, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Ernie Chan, Filipino-American illustrator (b. 1940)
  • 2012 – Kevin Hickey, American baseball player (b. 1956)
  • 2013Angelo Errichetti, American politician (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Bryan Illerbrun, Canadian football player (b. 1957)
  • 2013 – Frankie Librán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (b. 1948)
  • 2013 – Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Dick Trickle, American race car driver (b. 1941)
  • 2013 – Bernard Waber, American author and illustrator (b. 1921)
  • 2014Chris Duckworth, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Vito Favero, Italian cyclist (b. 1932)
  • 2014 – Bud Hollowell, American baseball player and manager (b. 1943)
  • 2014 – Clyde Snow, American anthropologist and author (b. 1928)
  • 2015Prashant Bhargava, American director and producer (b. 1973)
  • 2015 – Moshe Levinger, Israeli rabbi and author (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Flora MacNeil, Scottish Gaelic singer (b. 1928)
  • 2019Piet Blauw, Dutch politician (b. 1937)
  • 2019 – Bob Hawke, Australian politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1929)
  • 2019 – I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect (b. 1917) [26]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Aaron (Coptic Church)
    • Abda and Abdjesus, and companions:
      • Abdas of Susa
    • Andrew Bobola
    • Brendan the Navigator (Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • Caroline Chisholm (Church of England)
    • Gemma Galgani (Passionists Calendar)
    • Germerius
    • Honoratus of Amiens
    • John of Nepomuk
    • Margaret of Cortona
    • Peregrine of Auxerre
    • Simon Stock
    • Ubald (see Saint Ubaldo Day)
  • Martyrs of Sudan (Episcopal Church (USA))
  • Mass Graves Day (Iraq)
  • National Day, declared by Salva Kiir Mayardit (South Sudan)
  • Teachers' Day (Malaysia)

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  20. Gordon William (Chalkie) (1913–1991)Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
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