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Events

  • 455 – Emperor Petronius Maximus is stoned to death by an angry mob while fleeing Rome.
  • 1223 – Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River: Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus' and Cumans.
  • 1578 – King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris, France.
  • 1669 – Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.
  • 1775American Revolution: The Mecklenburg Resolves are adopted in the Province of North Carolina.
  • 1790Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
  • 1790 – The United States enacts its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790.
  • 1795French Revolution: The Revolutionary Tribunal is suppressed.
  • 1805 – French and Spanish forces begin the assault against British forces occupying Diamond Rock.
  • 1813 – In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth reach Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains.
  • 1859 – The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, which houses Big Ben, starts keeping time.
  • 1862American Civil War: Peninsula Campaign: Battle of Seven Pines, also known as the "Battle of Fair Oaks": Confederate forces under Joseph E. Johnston and G.W. Smith engage Union forces under George B. McClellan outside Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor: The Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee engages the Army of the Potomac under Ulysses S. Grant and George Meade.
  • 1866 – In the Fenian Invasion of Canada, John O'Neill leads 850 Fenian raiders across the Niagara River at Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, as part of an effort to free Ireland from the United Kingdom. Canadian militia and British regulars repulse the invaders over the next three days, at a cost of nine dead and 38 wounded to the 19 dead and about 17 wounded Fenians.
  • 1879 – Gilmore's Garden in New York City is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.
  • 1884 – The arrival at Plymouth of Tāwhiao, King of Maoris, to claim the protection of Queen Victoria
  • 1889Johnstown Flood: Over 2,200 people die after a dam fails and sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
  • 1902Second Boer War: The Treaty of Vereeniging ends the war and ensures British control of South Africa.
  • 1909 – The National Negro Committee, forerunner to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), convenes for the first time.
  • 1910 – The South Africa Act comes into force, establishing the Union of South Africa.
  • 1911 – The President of Mexico Porfirio Díaz flees the country during the Mexican Revolution.
  • 1916World War I: Battle of Jutland: The British Grand Fleet under the command of John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe and David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty engage the Imperial German Navy under the command of Reinhard Scheer and Franz von Hipper in the largest naval battle of the war, which proves indecisive.
  • 1921Tulsa race riot: civil unrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The official death toll was given as 39, but other estimates of black fatalities vary from 55 to about 300.
  • 1924 – The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Beijing government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an "integral part of the Republic of China", whose "sovereignty" therein the Soviet Union promises to respect.
  • 1927 – The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
  • 1935 – A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan killing 40,000.
  • 1941Anglo-Iraqi War: The United Kingdom completes the re-occupation of Iraq and returns 'Abd al-Ilah to power as regent for Faisal II.
  • 1942World War II: Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarines begin a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia.
  • 1958Feijenoord Rotterdam wins the first edition of the Benelux Cup
  • 1961 – The Union of South Africa becomes the Republic of South Africa.
  • 1961 – In Moscow City Court, the Rokotov–Faibishenko show trial begins, despite the Khrushchev Thaw to reverse Stalinist elements in Soviet society.
  • 1962 – The West Indies Federation dissolves.
  • 1970 – The 7.9 Mw Ancash earthquake shakes Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe) and a landslide buries the town of Yungay, Peru. Between 66,794–70,000 were killed and 50,000 were injured.
  • 1971 – In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30.
  • 1973 – The United States Senate votes to cut off funding for the bombing of Khmer Rouge targets within Cambodia, hastening the end of the Cambodian Civil War.
  • 1977 – The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is completed.
  • 1985United States–Canada tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
  • 1989 – A group of six members of the Peruvian guerrilla group Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement shoot dead eight transsexuals in Tarapoto.
  • 1991Bicesse Accords in Angola lay out a transition to multi-party democracy under the supervision of the United Nations' UNAVEM II mission.
  • 2005Vanity Fair reveals that Mark Felt was "Deep Throat".
  • 2010 – Israeli Shayetet 13 commandos boarded the Gaza Freedom Flotilla while still in international waters trying to break the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip; nine Turkish civilians on the flotilla were killed in the ensuing violent affray.
  • 2013 – The asteroid 1998 QE2 and its moon make their closest approach to Earth for the next two centuries.
  • 2017 – A car bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Kabul near the German embassy during rush hour, killing over 90 and injuring 463.

Births

  • 1443Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby (d. 1509)
  • 1462Philipp II, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1504)
  • 1469Manuel I of Portugal (d. 1521)
  • 1535Alessandro Allori, Italian painter (d. 1607)
  • 1556Jerzy Radziwiłł, Catholic cardinal (d. 1600)
  • 1557Feodor I of Russia (d. 1598)
  • 1577Nur Jahan, Empress consort of the Mughal Empire (d. 1645)
  • 1613John George II, Elector of Saxony (d. 1680)
  • 1640Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland (d. 1673)
  • 1641Patriarch Dositheos II of Jerusalem (d. 1707)
  • 1683Jean-Pierre Christin, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer, invented the Celsius thermometer (d. 1755)
  • 1732Count Hieronymus von Colloredo, Austrian archbishop (d. 1812)
  • 1753Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud, French lawyer and politician (d. 1793)
  • 1754Andrea Appiani, Italian painter and educator (d. 1817)
  • 1773Ludwig Tieck, German poet, author, and critic (d. 1853)
  • 1801Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist and scholar (d. 1887)
  • 1815Adye Douglas, English-Australian cricketer and politician, 15th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1906)
  • 1818John Albion Andrew, American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1867)
  • 1819Walt Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist (d. 1892)
  • 1835Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese commander (d. 1869)
  • 1838Henry Sidgwick, English economist and philosopher (d. 1900)
  • 1842John Cox Bray, Australian politician, 15th Premier of South Australia (d. 1894)
  • 1847William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie, Canadian-Irish businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of Belfast (d. 1924)
  • 1852Francisco Moreno, Argentinian explorer and academic (d. 1919)
  • 1852 – Julius Richard Petri, German microbiologist, invented the Petri dish (d. 1921)
  • 1857Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)
  • 1858Graham Wallas, English socialist, social psychologist, and educationalist (d. 1932)
  • 1860Walter Sickert, English painter (d. 1942)
  • 1863Francis Younghusband, Indian-English captain and explorer (d. 1942)
  • 1866John Ringling, American entrepreneur; one of the founders of the Ringling Brothers Circus (d. 1936)
  • 1879Frances Alda, New Zealand-Australian soprano (d. 1952)
  • 1882Sándor Festetics, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of War (d. 1956)
  • 1883Lauri Kristian Relander, Finnish politician, 2nd President of Finland (d. 1942)
  • 1885Robert Richards, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of South Australia (d. 1967)
  • 1887Saint-John Perse, French poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1892Michel Kikoine, Belarusian-French painter (d. 1968)
  • 1892 – Erich Neumann, German lieutenant and politician (d. 1951)
  • 1892 – Konstantin Paustovsky, Russian poet and author (d. 1968)
  • 1892 – Gregor Strasser, German lieutenant and politician (d. 1934)
  • 1894Fred Allen, American comedian, radio host, game show panelist, and author (d. 1956)
  • 1898Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and author (d. 1993)
  • 1901Alfredo Antonini, Italian-American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
  • 1908Don Ameche, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1909Art Coulter, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2000)
  • 1911Maurice Allais, French economist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)
  • 1912Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American experimental physicist (d. 1997)
  • 1914Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer and educator (d. 2006)
  • 1916Bert Haanstra, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1916 – Bernard Lewis, English-American historian and author
  • 1919Robie Macauley, American editor, novelist and critic (d. 1995)
  • 1921Edna Doré, English actress (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Andrew Grima, Anglo-Italian jewellery designer (d. 2007)
  • 1921 – Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer (d. 2008)
  • 1921 – Alida Valli, Austrian-Italian actress and singer (d. 2006)
  • 1922Denholm Elliott, English-Spanish actor (d. 1992)
  • 1923Ellsworth Kelly, American painter and sculptor (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (d. 2005)
  • 1925Julian Beck, American actor and director (d. 1986)
  • 1927James Eberle, English admiral
  • 1927 – Michael Sandberg, Baron Sandberg, English lieutenant and banker
  • 1928Pankaj Roy, Indian cricketer (d. 2001)
  • 1929Menahem Golan, Israeli director and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1930Clint Eastwood, American actor, director, musician, and producer
  • 1931John Robert Schrieffer, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1931 – Shirley Verrett, American soprano and actress (d. 2010)
  • 1932Ed Lincoln, Brazilian pianist, bassist, and composer (d. 2012)
  • 1932 – Jay Miner, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 1994)
  • 1933Henry B. Eyring, American religious leader, educator, and author
  • 1934Jim Hutton, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1935Jim Bolger, New Zealand businessman and politician, 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • 1938Johnny Paycheck, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
  • 1938 – John Prescott, British sailor and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • 1938 – Peter Yarrow, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1939Terry Waite, English humanitarian and author
  • 1940Anatoliy Bondarchuk, Ukrainian hammer thrower and coach
  • 1940 – Augie Meyers, American musician and singer-songwriter
  • 1940 – Gilbert Shelton, American illustrator
  • 1941June Clark, Welsh nurse and educator
  • 1941 – Louis Ignarro, American pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1943Sharon Gless, American actress
  • 1943 – Joe Namath, American football player, sportscaster, and actor
  • 1944Samantha Juste, English singer and television host (d. 2014)
  • 1945Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1945 – Laurent Gbagbo, Ivorian academic and politician, 4th President of Côte d'Ivoire
  • 1945 – Bernard Goldberg, American journalist and author
  • 1946Ted Baehr, American publisher and critic
  • 1946 – Steve Bucknor, Jamaican cricketer and umpire
  • 1946 – Krista Kilvet, Estonian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 2009)
  • 1946 – Debbie Moore, English model and businesswoman
  • 1947Junior Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1947 – Gabriele Hinzmann, German discus thrower
  • 1948Svetlana Alexievich, Belarusian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1948 – John Bonham, English musician, songwriter and drummer (d. 1980)
  • 1948 – Martin Hannett, English bass player, guitarist, and record producer (d. 1991)
  • 1948 – Duncan Hunter, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician
  • 1949Tom Berenger, American actor
  • 1950Jean Chalopin, French director, producer, and screenwriter, founded DIC Entertainment
  • 1950 – Gregory Harrison, American actor
  • 1950 – Edgar Savisaar, Estonian politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior
  • 1951Karl-Hans Riehm, German hammer thrower
  • 1952Karl Bartos, German singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1953Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Finnish actor and screenwriter
  • 1953 – Linda Riordan, English politician
  • 1953 – Lynne Truss, English journalist and author
  • 1954Thomas Mavros, Greek footballer
  • 1954 – Vicki Sue Robinson, American actress and singer (d. 2000)
  • 1955Bruce Adolphe, American pianist, composer, and scholar
  • 1955 – Tommy Emmanuel, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1955 – Susie Essman, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
  • 1956Fritz Hilpert, German drummer and composer
  • 1956 – John Young, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1957Jim Craig, American ice hockey player
  • 1959Andrea de Cesaris, Italian race car driver (d. 2014)
  • 1959 – Phil Wilson, English politician
  • 1960Greg Adams, Canadian ice hockey player and businessman
  • 1960 – Chris Elliott, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Peter Winterbottom, English rugby player
  • 1961Ray Cote, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1961 – Justin Madden, Australian footballer and politician
  • 1961 – Lea Thompson, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1962Corey Hart, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1963David Leigh, holder of the Sir Samuel Hall Chair of Chemistry at the University of Manchester
  • 1963 – Viktor Orbán, Hungarian politician, 38th Prime Minister of Hungary
  • 1963 – Wesley Willis, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2003)
  • 1964Leonard Asper, Canadian lawyer and businessman
  • 1964 – Stéphane Caristan, French hurdler and coach
  • 1964 – Yukio Edano, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 1964 – Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, American rapper and producer
  • 1965Todd McKenney, Australian entertainer
  • 1965 – Brooke Shields, American model, actress, and producer
  • 1966Roshan Mahanama, Sri Lankan cricketer and referee
  • 1967Sandrine Bonnaire, French actress
  • 1967 – Phil Keoghan, New Zealand television host and producer
  • 1967 – Kenny Lofton, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1968John Connolly, Irish journalist and author
  • 1970Paolo Sorrentino, Italian director and screenwriter
  • 1971Diana Damrau, German operatic soprano
  • 1972Frode Estil, Norwegian skier
  • 1972 – Antti Niemi, Finnish footballer and coach
  • 1972 – Archie Panjabi, English actress
  • 1972 – Dave Roberts, American baseball player and coach
  • 1974Hiroiki Ariyoshi, Japanese comedian and singer
  • 1974 – Chad Campbell, American golfer
  • 1974 – Tristram Hunt, English historian and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Education
  • 1975Mac Suzuki, Japanese baseball player
  • 1976Colin Farrell, Irish actor
  • 1976 – Matt Harpring, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1977Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-Greek volleyball player
  • 1977 – Phil Devey, Canadian baseball player
  • 1977 – Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer
  • 1977 – Scott Klopfenstein, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player
  • 1977 – Greg Leeb, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Eric Christian Olsen, American actor
  • 1977 – Joachim Olsen, Danish shot putter and politician
  • 1977 – Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer
  • 1977 – Petr Tenkrát, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1979Jean-François Gillet, Belgian footballer
  • 1980Craig Bolton, Australian footballer and sportscaster
  • 1981Mikael Antonsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1981 – Daniele Bonera, Italian footballer
  • 1981 – Andy Hurley, American musician
  • 1981 – Jake Peavy, American baseball player
  • 1982Brett Firman, Australian rugby league player
  • 1983David Hernandez, American singer and reality television star
  • 1983 – Dustin Wells, New Zealand footballer
  • 1984Andrew Bailey, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Milorad Čavić, Serbian swimmer
  • 1984 – Nate Robinson, American basketball player
  • 1986Robert Gesink, Dutch cyclist
  • 1989Lauren Barnes, American soccer player
  • 1989 – Bas Dost, Dutch footballer
  • 1989 – Noah Gundersen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1989 – Marco Reus, German footballer
  • 1989 – Chase Stanley, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1990Erik Karlsson, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1991Azealia Banks, American rapper
  • 1992Michaël Bournival, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1992 – Laura Ikauniece, Latvian heptathlete
  • 1993Jason Taumalolo, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1996Connor Watson, Australian rugby league player
  • 1997Inês Murta, Portuguese tennis player

Deaths

  • 455Petronius Maximus, Roman emperor (b. 396)
  • 930Liu Hua, princess of Southern Han (b. 896)
  • 1076Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria, English politician (b. 1050)
  • 1089Sigwin von Are, Archbishop of Cologne
  • 1162Géza II of Hungary (b. 1130)
  • 1321Birger, King of Sweden (b. 1280)
  • 1326Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley (b. 1271)
  • 1329Albertino Mussato, Italian statesman and writer (b. 1261)
  • 1349Thomas Wake, English politician (b. 1297)
  • 1370 – Saint Vitalis of Assisi (b. 1295)
  • 1408Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1358)
  • 1410Martin of Aragon (b. 1356)
  • 1504Engelbert II of Nassau (b. 1451)
  • 1558Philip Hoby, English general and diplomat (b. 1505)
  • 1567Guido de Bres, Belgian pastor and theologian (b. 1522)
  • 1594Tintoretto, Italian painter and educator (b. 1518)
  • 1665Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, Dutch painter (b. 1597)
  • 1680Joachim Neander, German theologian and educator (b. 1650)
  • 1740Frederick William I of Prussia (b. 1688)
  • 1747Andrey Osterman, German-Russian politician, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1686)
  • 1809Joseph Haydn, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1732)
  • 1809 – Jean Lannes, French general (b. 1769)
  • 1831Samuel Bentham, English architect and engineer (b. 1757)
  • 1832Évariste Galois, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1811)
  • 1837Joseph Grimaldi, English actor, comedian and dancer, (b. 1779)
  • 1846Philip Marheineke, German pastor and philosopher (b. 1780)
  • 1847Thomas Chalmers, Scottish minister and economist (b. 1780)
  • 1848Eugénie de Guérin, French author (b. 1805)
  • 1908Louis-Honoré Fréchette, Canadian author, poet, and politician (b. 1839)
  • 1909Thomas Price, Welsh-Australian politician, 24th Premier of South Australia (b. 1852)
  • 1910Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician and educator (b. 1821)
  • 1931Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, Canadian cardinal (b. 1866)
  • 1931 – Willy Stöwer, German author and illustrator (b. 1864)
  • 1945Odilo Globocnik, Italian-Austrian SS officer (b. 1904)
  • 1954Antonis Benakis, Greek art collector and philanthropist, founded the Benaki Museum (b. 1873)
  • 1957Stefanos Sarafis, Greek general and politician (b. 1890)
  • 1957 – Leopold Staff, Polish poet and academic (b. 1878)
  • 1960Willem Elsschot, Flemish author and poet (b. 1882)
  • 1960 – Walther Funk, German economist, journalist, and politician, German Minister of Economics (b. 1890)
  • 1962Henry F. Ashurst, American lawyer and politician (b. 1874)
  • 1967Billy Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (b. 1915)
  • 1970Terry Sawchuk, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1929)
  • 1976Jacques Monod, French biologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
  • 1977William Castle, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1978József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1925)
  • 1981Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, English economist and journalist (b. 1914)
  • 1982Carlo Mauri, Italian mountaineer and explorer (b. 1930)
  • 1983Jack Dempsey, American boxer and lieutenant (b. 1895)
  • 1985Gaston Rébuffat, French mountaineer and author (b. 1921)
  • 1986Jane Frank, American painter and sculptor (b. 1918)
  • 1986 – James Rainwater, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
  • 1987John Abraham, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1937)
  • 1989Owen Lattimore, American author and academic (b. 1900)
  • 1994Uzay Heparı, Turkish actor, producer, and composer (b. 1969)
  • 1994 – Herva Nelli, Italian-American soprano (b. 1909)
  • 1995Stanley Elkin, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1930)
  • 1996Timothy Leary, American psychologist and author (b. 1920)
  • 1998Charles Van Acker, Belgian-American race car driver (b. 1912)
  • 2000Petar Mladenov, Bulgarian diplomat, 1st President of Bulgaria (b. 1936)
  • 2000 – Tito Puente, American jazz musician (b. 1923)
  • 2000 – A. Jeyaratnam Wilson, Sri Lankan historian, author, and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2001Arlene Francis, American actress, talk show host, game show panelist, and television personality (b. 1907)
  • 2002Subhash Gupte, Indian cricketer (b. 1929)
  • 2004Aiyathurai Nadesan, Sri Lankan journalist (b. 1954)
  • 2004 – Robert Quine, American guitarist (b. 1941)
  • 2004 – Étienne Roda-Gil, French screenwriter and composer (b. 1941)
  • 2006Ryan Bennett, American sportscaster (b. 1970)
  • 2006 – Miguel Ortiz Berrocal, Spanish sculptor (b. 1933)
  • 2006 – Raymond Davis, Jr., American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
  • 2009 – Danny La Rue, Irish-British drag queen performer and singer (b. 1927)
  • 2009 – George Tiller, American physician (b. 1941)
  • 2010Louise Bourgeois, French-American sculptor and painter (b. 1911)
  • 2010 – Brian Duffy, English photographer and producer (b. 1933)
  • 2010 – William A. Fraker, American director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1923)
  • 2010 – Rubén Juárez, Argentinian singer-songwriter and bandoneón player (b. 1947)
  • 2010 – Merata Mita, New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)
  • 2011Pauline Betz, American tennis player (b. 1919)
  • 2011 – Jonas Bevacqua, American fashion designer, co-founded the Lifted Research Group (b. 1977)
  • 2011 – Derek Hodge, Virgin Islander lawyer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (b. 1941)
  • 2011 – Hans Keilson, German-Dutch psychoanalyst and author (b. 1909)
  • 2011 – John Martin, English admiral and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey (b. 1918)
  • 2011 – Andy Robustelli, American football player and manager (b. 1925)
  • 2012Christopher Challis, English cinematographer (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – Randall B. Kester, American lawyer and judge (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – Paul Pietsch, German race car driver and publisher (b. 1911)
  • 2012 – Orlando Woolridge, American basketball player and coach (b. 1959)
  • 2013Gerald E. Brown, American physicist and academic (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Frederic Lindsay, Scottish author and educator (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Miguel Méndez, American author and poet (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Tim Samaras, American engineer and storm chaser (b. 1957)
  • 2013 – Jairo Mora Sandoval, Costa Rican environmentalist (b. 1987)
  • 2013 – Jean Stapleton, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 2014Marilyn Beck, American journalist (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Marinho Chagas, Brazilian footballer and coach (b. 1952)
  • 2014 – Hoss Ellington, American race car driver (b. 1935)
  • 2014 – Martha Hyer, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Lewis Katz, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1942)
  • 2014 – Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, English author (b. 1922)
  • 2015Gladys Taylor, Canadian author and publisher (b. 1917)
  • 2016Mohamed Abdelaziz, President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (1976–2016) (b. 1947)
  • 2016 – Jan Crouch, American televangelist, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (b. 1938)
  • 2016 – Carla Lane, English television writer (b. 1928)
  • 2016 – Rupert Neudeck, German journalist and humanitarian (b. 1939)

Holidays and observances

  • Anniversary of Royal Brunei Malay Regiment (Brunei)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Camilla Battista da Varano
    • Hermias
    • Petronella
    • Visitation of Mary (Western Christianity)
    • May 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The beginning of Gawai Dayak (Dayaks in Sarawak, Malaysia and West Kalimantan, Indonesia)
  • World No Tobacco Day (International)

References

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External links

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