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Events

  • 0752 – Mayan king Bird Jaguar IV of Yaxchilan in modern-day Chiapas, Mexico assumes the throne.
  • 1294John II becomes Duke of Brabant, Lothier and Limburg.
  • 1481 – The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties.
  • 1491Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I.
  • 1616Treaty of Loudun ends French civil war.
  • 1715 – A total solar eclipse was visible across northern Europe, and northern Asia, as predicted by Edmond Halley to within 4 minutes accuracy.
  • 1791 – The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 1802Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city after Congress abolishes the Board of Commissioners, the District's founding government. The "City of Washington" is given a mayor-council form of government.[1]
  • 1808Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
  • 1808 – Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are executed near Príncipe Pío hill.
  • 1815Neapolitan War: Joachim Murat, King of Naples is defeated by the Austrians at the Battle of Tolentino, the decisive engagement of the war.
  • 1830 – The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened; it is the first steam-hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel.
  • 1837 – The University of Athens is founded in Athens, Greece.[2]
  • 1848 – The boar-crested Anglo-Saxon Benty Grange helmet is discovered in a barrow on the Benty Grange farm in Derbyshire.
  • 1849 – The May Uprising in Dresden begins: The last of the German revolutions of 1848–49.
  • 1855 – American adventurer William Walker departs from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua.
  • 1860Charles XV of Sweden–Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1867 – The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.
  • 1901 – The Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • 1913Raja Harishchandra, the first full-length Indian feature film, is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry.
  • 1920 – A Bolshevik coup fails in the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
  • 1921West Virginia becomes the first state to legislate a broad sales tax, but does not implement it until a number of years later due to enforcement issues.
  • 1921 – The Government of Ireland Act 1920 is passed, dividing Ireland into Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.
  • 1928 – The Jinan incident begins with the deaths of twelve Japanese civilians by Chinese forces in Jinan, China, which leads to Japanese retaliation and the deaths of over 2,000 Chinese civilians in the following days.[3]
  • 1939 – The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
  • 1942 – World War II: Japanese naval troops invade Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands during the first part of Operation Mo that results in the Battle of the Coral Sea between Japanese forces and forces from the United States and Australia.
  • 1945 – World War II: Sinking of the prison ships Cap Arcona, Thielbek and Deutschland by the Royal Air Force in Lübeck Bay.
  • 1947 – New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.
  • 1948 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Shelley v. Kraemer that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities are legally unenforceable.[4]
  • 1951 – London's Royal Festival Hall opens with the Festival of Britain.
  • 1951 – The United States Senate Committee on Armed Services and United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations begin their closed door hearings into the relief of Douglas MacArthur by U.S. President Harry Truman.
  • 1952Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole.
  • 1952 – The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time, on the CBS network.
  • 1957Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
  • 1960 – The Off-Broadway musical comedy The Fantasticks opens in New York City's Greenwich Village, eventually becoming the longest-running musical of all time.
  • 1960 – The Anne Frank House museum opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 1963 – The police force in Birmingham, Alabama switches tactics and responds with violent force to stop the "Birmingham campaign" protesters. Images of the violent suppression are transmitted worldwide, bringing new-found attention to the civil rights movement.
  • 1971Erich Honecker becomes First Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, remaining in power until 1989.[5]
  • 1973 – The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1,451 feet as the world's tallest building.
  • 1978 – The first unsolicited bulk commercial email (which would later become known as "spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.
  • 1986 – Twenty-one people are killed and forty-one are injured after a bomb explodes on Air Lanka Flight 512 at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka.
  • 1987 – A crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line would lead NASCAR to develop the restrictor plate for the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega.
  • 1999 – The southwestern portion of Oklahoma City is devastated by an F5 tornado, killing forty-five people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado is one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak. This tornado also produces the highest wind speed ever recorded, measured at 301 +/- 20 mph (484 +/- 32 km/h).
  • 1999 – Infiltration of Pakistani soldiers on Indian side resulted into the kargil war.
  • 2000 – The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
  • 2001 – The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
  • 2002 – An Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashes into a bank in Jalandhar, killing eight and injuring 17.
  • 2007 – The 3-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann disappears in Praia da Luz, Portugal, starting "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history".
  • 2015 – Two gunmen launch an attempted attack on an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, which was held in response to the Charlie Hebdo shooting.
  • 2016 – Eighty-eight thousand people were evacuated from their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada as a wildfire ripped through the community, destroying approximately 2,400 homes and buildings.

Births

  • 490K'an Joy Chitam I, ruler of Palenque (d. 565)
  • 612Constantine III, Byzantine emperor (d. 641)
  • 1238Emilia Bicchieri, Italian saint (d. 1314)
  • 1276Louis, Count of Évreux, son of King Philip III of France (d. 1319)
  • 1415Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (d. 1495)
  • 1428Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal (d. 1495)
  • 1446Margaret of York (d. 1503)
  • 1461Raffaele Riario, Italian cardinal (d. 1521)
  • 1469Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and philosopher (d. 1527)[6]
  • 1479Henry V, Duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1552)
  • 1481Juana de la Cruz Vázquez Gutiérrez, Spanish abbess of the Franciscan Third Order Regular (d. 1534)
  • 1536Stephan Praetorius, German theologian (d. 1603)
  • 1632Catherine of St. Augustine, French-Canadian nurse and saint, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (d. 1668)
  • 1662Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, designed the Pillnitz Castle (d. 1736)
  • 1678Amaro Pargo, Spanish corsair (d. 1747)
  • 1695Henri Pitot, French physicist and engineer, invented the Pitot tube (d. 1771)
  • 1729Florian Leopold Gassmann, Czech composer (d. 1774)
  • 1761August von Kotzebue, German playwright and author (d. 1819)
  • 1764Princess Élisabeth of France (d. 1794)[7]
  • 1768Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and businessman (d. 1838)
  • 1783José de la Riva Agüero, Peruvian soldier and politician, 1st President of Peru and 2nd President of North Peru (d. 1858)[8]
  • 1814Adams George Archibald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 4th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (d. 1892)
  • 1826Charles XV of Sweden (d. 1872)
  • 1844Richard D'Oyly Carte, English talent agent and composer (d. 1901)
  • 1849Jacob Riis, Danish-American journalist and photographer (d. 1914)
  • 1849 – Bernhard von Bülow, German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1854George Gore, American baseball player and manager (d. 1933)
  • 1859August Herrmann, American executive in Major League Baseball (d.1931)
  • 1860Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1940)
  • 1867Andy Bowen, American boxer (d. 1894)
  • 1867 – J. T. Hearne, English cricketer (d. 1944)
  • 1870Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1948)
  • 1871Emmett Dalton, American criminal (d. 1937)
  • 1873Pavlo Skoropadskyi, German-Ukrainian general and politician, Hetman of Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • 1874François Coty, French businessman and publisher, founded Coty, Inc. (d. 1934)
  • 1874 – Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer and academic (d. 1954)[9]
  • 1877Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst and author (d. 1925)
  • 1879Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman and soldier, co-founded Qantas (d. 1950)
  • 1886Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (d. 1971)
  • 1887Marika Kotopouli, Greek actress (d. 1954)
  • 1889Beulah Bondi, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1889 – Gottfried Fuchs, German-Canadian Olympic soccer player (d. 1972)
  • 1891Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet and critic (d. 1969)
  • 1891 – Eppa Rixey, American baseball pitcher (d. 1963)
  • 1892George Paget Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1892 – Jacob Viner, Canadian-American economist and academic (d. 1970)
  • 1893Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian author (d. 1975)
  • 1895Cornelius Van Til, Dutch philosopher, theologian, and apologist (d. 1987)
  • 1896Karl Allmenröder, German soldier and pilot (d. 1917)
  • 1896 – V. K. Krishna Menon, Indian lawyer, jurist, and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (d. 1974)
  • 1896 – Dodie Smith, English author and playwright (d. 1990)
  • 1897William Joseph Browne, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Solicitor General of Canada (d. 1989)
  • 1898Septima Poinsette Clark, American educator and activist (d. 1987)
  • 1898 – Golda Meir, Ukrainian-Israeli educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1978)
  • 1902Alfred Kastler, German-French physicist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • 1903Bing Crosby, American singer and actor (d. 1977)
  • 1905Edmund Black, American hammer thrower (d. 1996)
  • 1905 – Werner Fenchel, German-Danish mathematician and academic (d. 1988)
  • 1905 – Red Ruffing, American baseball pitcher and coach (d. 1986)
  • 1906Mary Astor, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1906 – René Huyghe, French historian and author (d. 1997)
  • 1906 – Anna Roosevelt Halsted, American journalist and author (d. 1975)
  • 1906 – Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican journalist, author, and playwright (d. 2005)
  • 1910Norman Corwin, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1912Virgil Fox, American organist and composer (d. 1980)
  • 1912 – May Sarton, American poet, novelist and memoirist (d. 1995)
  • 1913William Inge, American playwright and novelist (d. 1973)
  • 1914Georges-Emmanuel Clancier, French journalist, author, and poet (d. 2018))[10]
  • 1915Stu Hart, Canadian wrestler and trainer, founded Stampede Wrestling (d. 2003)
  • 1915 – Richard Lippold, American sculptor and academic (d. 2002)
  • 1916Léopold Simoneau, Canadian tenor and actor (d. 2006)
  • 1917Betty Comden, American screenwriter and librettist (d. 2006)
  • 1917 – George Gaynes, Finnish-American actor (d. 2016)
  • 1918Ted Bates, English footballer and manager (d. 2003)
  • 1919John Cullen Murphy, American soldier and illustrator (d. 2004)
  • 1919 – Pete Seeger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist (d. 2014)
  • 1920John Lewis, American pianist and composer (d. 2001)
  • 1921Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (d. 1989)
  • 1922Len Shackleton, English footballer and journalist (d. 2000)
  • 1923George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist, conductor, and educator (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Ralph Hall, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2019)
  • 1924Yehuda Amichai, German-Israeli author and poet (d. 2000)
  • 1924 – Ken Tyrrell, English race car driver, founded Tyrrell Racing (d. 2001)
  • 1925Jean Séguy, French sociologist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1926Matt Baldwin, Canadian curler and engineer
  • 1928Dave Dudley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1928 – Jacques-Louis Lions, French mathematician (d. 2001)
  • 1929Denise Lor, American singer and actress (d. 2015)
  • 1930Juan Gelman, Argentinian poet and author (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – David Harrison, English chemist and academic
  • 1931Vasily Rudenkov, Belarusian hammer thrower (d. 1982)
  • 1931 – Sait Maden, Turkish translator, poet, painter and graphic designer (d. 2013)
  • 1932Robert Osborne, American actor and historian (d. 2017)
  • 1933James Brown, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2006)
  • 1933 – Steven Weinberg, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1934Henry Cooper, English boxer and sportscaster (d. 2011)
  • 1934 – Georges Moustaki, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1934 – Frankie Valli, American singer and actor
  • 1935Ron Popeil, American businessman, founded the Ronco Company
  • 1937Nélida Piñon, Brazilian author and academic
  • 1938Omar Abdel-Rahman, Egyptian terrorist
  • 1938 – Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player
  • 1938 – Napoleon XIV, American singer, songwriter and record producer
  • 1939Jonathan Harvey, English composer and educator (d. 2012)
  • 1940David Koch, American engineer, businessman, and philanthropist (d. 2019)
  • 1940 – Clemens Westerhof, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1941Alexander Harley, English general
  • 1941 – Edward Malloy, American priest and academic
  • 1942Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast and coach (d. 2016)
  • 1942 – Dave Marash, American journalist and sportscaster
  • 1942 – Butch Otter, American soldier and politician, 32nd Governor of Idaho
  • 1943Yukio Hashi, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1943 – Jim Risch, American lawyer and politician, 31st Governor of Idaho
  • 1943 – Vicente Saldivar, Mexican boxer (d. 1985)
  • 1944Peter Doyle, English bishop
  • 1944 – Pete Staples, English bass player
  • 1945Jörg Drehmel, German triple jumper and coach
  • 1945 – Davey Lopes, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1946Norm Chow, American football player and coach
  • 1946 – Silvino Francisco, South African snooker player
  • 1946 – Greg Gumbel, American sportscaster
  • 1947Doug Henning, Canadian magician (d. 2000)
  • 1948Denis Cosgrove, British-American academic and geographer (d. 2008)
  • 1948 – Chris Mulkey, American actor
  • 1949Liam Donaldson, English physician and academic
  • 1949 – Ruth Lister, Baroness Lister of Burtersett, English academic and politician
  • 1949 – Ron Wyden, American academic and politician
  • 1950Mary Hopkin, Welsh singer-songwriter
  • 1950 – Dag Arnesen, Norwegian pianist and composer
  • 1951Alan Clayson, English singer-songwriter and journalist
  • 1951 – Christopher Cross, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1951 – Ashok Gehlot, Indian politician, 21st Chief Minister of Rajasthan
  • 1951 – Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian author and publicist
  • 1952Chuck Baldwin, American pastor and politician
  • 1952 – Caitlin Clarke, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1952 – Joseph W. Tobin, American cardinal
  • 1953Bruce Hall, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1953 – Jake Hooker, Israeli-American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2014)
  • 1954Angela Bofill, American singer-songwriter
  • 1954 – Jean-Marc Roberts, French author and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1955Stephen D. M. Brown, British geneticist
  • 1955 – Colin Deans, Scottish rugby player
  • 1955 – David Hookes, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2004)
  • 1955 – Seishirō Nishida, Japanese actor
  • 1956Marc Bellemare, Canadian lawyer and politician
  • 1957Alain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957 – Rod Langway, Taiwanese-American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1958Bill Sienkiewicz, American author and illustrator
  • 1958 – Sandi Toksvig, Danish-English comedian, writer, and broadcaster
  • 1959David Ball, English keyboard player and producer
  • 1959 – Uma Bharti, Indian activist and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
  • 1959 – Ben Elton, English actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1960Kathy Smallwood-Cook, English sprinter and educator
  • 1961Steve McClaren, English footballer and manager
  • 1961 – David Vitter, American lawyer and politician[11]
  • 1961 – Leyla Zana, Kurdish activist and politician
  • 1962Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder
  • 1963Jeff Hornacek, American basketball player and coach
  • 1963 – Mona Siddiqui, Pakistani-Scottish journalist and academic
  • 1964Sterling Campbell, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1964 – Ron Hextall, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
  • 1965Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian patriarch
  • 1965 – Mark Cousins, Northern Irish director, writer, cinematographer
  • 1965 – John Jensen, Danish footballer and coach
  • 1965 – Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian businessman
  • 1966Giorgos Agorogiannis, Greek footballer
  • 1966 – Frank Dietrich, German politician (d. 2011)
  • 1967Daniel Anderson, Australian rugby league coach and manager
  • 1967 – Kenneth Joel Hotz, Canadian producer, writer, director, actor, and comedian
  • 1968Viliami Ofahengaue, Tongan-Australian rugby player
  • 1971Douglas Carswell, British politician, the first elected MP for the UK Independence Party[12]
  • 1972Stephen Barclay, English lawyer and politician
  • 1973Jamie Baulch, Welsh sprinter and television host
  • 1975Willie Geist, American television journalist and host
  • 1976Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player
  • 1976 – Brad Scott, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1976 – Chris Scott, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1977Eric Church, American country music singer-songwriter[13]
  • 1977 – Ryan Dempster, Canadian baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1977 – Tyronn Lue, American basketball player and coach
  • 1977 – Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician (d. 2017)
  • 1977 – Ben Olsen, American soccer player and coach
  • 1978Christian Annan, Ghanaian-Hong Kong footballer
  • 1978 – Paul Banks, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1978 – Dai Tamesue, Japanese hurdler
  • 1978 – Lawrence Tynes, American football player
  • 1979Steve Mack, American wrestler
  • 1979 – Anastasiya Shvedova, Belarusian pole vaulter
  • 1980Zuzana Ondrášková, Czech tennis player
  • 1982Igor Olshansky, Ukrainian-American football player
  • 1982 – Nick Stavinoha, American baseball player
  • 1983Joseph Addai, American football player
  • 1983 – Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer
  • 1983 – Jérôme Clavier, French pole vaulter
  • 1983 – Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer (d. 2015)
  • 1985Ezequiel Lavezzi, Argentinian footballer
  • 1985 – Kadri Lehtla, Estonian biathlete
  • 1985 – Miko Mälberg, Estonian swimmer
  • 1986Moon Byung-woo, South Korean footballer
  • 1987Lina Grinčikaitė, Lithuanian sprinter
  • 1988Ben Revere, American baseball player
  • 1988 – Paddy Holohan, Irish mixed martial artist
  • 1989Jesse Bromwich, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1989 – Katinka Hosszú, Hungarian swimmer
  • 1990Brooks Koepka, American golfer
  • 1991Samuel Seo, South Korean musician
  • 1992Aaron Whitchurch, Australian rugby league player
  • 1995Ivan Bukavshin, Russian chess player (d. 2016)
  • 1996Mary Cain, American runner[14]
  • 1996 – Alex Iwobi, Nigerian football player[15]
  • 1996 – Domantas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player[16]
  • 1997Desiigner, American rapper[17]
  • 1997 – Dwayne Haskins, American football player[18]
  • 1997 – Ivana Jorović, Serbian tennis player[19]

Deaths

  • 678Tōchi, Japanese princess
  • 738Uaxaclajuun Ub'aah K'awiil, Mayan ruler (ajaw)
  • 1152Matilda of Boulogne (b. 1105)[20]
  • 1270Béla IV of Hungary (b. 1206)
  • 1294John I, Duke of Brabant (b. 1252)
  • 1330Alexios II Megas Komnenos, Emperor of Trebizond (b. 1282)
  • 1410Antipope Alexander V
  • 1481Mehmed the Conqueror, Ottoman sultan (b. 1432)
  • 1501John Devereux, 9th Baron Ferrers of Chartley, English Baron (b. 1463)
  • 1524Richard Grey, 3rd Earl of Kent, English peer (b. 1481)
  • 1534Juana de la Cruz Vazquez Gutierrez, Spanish Roman Catholic nun and venerable (b. 1481)
  • 1589Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1528)
  • 1606Henry Garnet, English priest and author (b. 1555)
  • 1621Elizabeth Bacon, English Tudor gentlewoman (b. 1541)
  • 1679James Sharp, Scottish archbishop (b. 1613)
  • 1693Claude de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French courtier (b. 1607)
  • 1704Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Czech-Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1644)
  • 1724John Leverett the Younger, American lawyer, academic, and politician (b. 1662)
  • 1750John Willison, Scottish minister and author (b. 1680)
  • 1752Samuel Ogle, English-American captain and politician, 5th Governor of Restored Proprietary Government (b. 1692)
  • 1758Pope Benedict XIV (b. 1675)
  • 1763George Psalmanazar, French-English author (b. 1679)
  • 1764Francesco Algarotti, Italian philosopher, poet, and critic (b. 1712)
  • 1779John Winthrop, American mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1714)
  • 1793Martin Gerbert, German historian and theologian (b. 1720)
  • 1839Ferdinando Paer, Italian composer (b. 1771)
  • 1856Adolphe Adam, French composer and critic (b. 1803)
  • 1856 – Louis-Étienne Saint-Denis, Arab-French servant to Napoleon I (b. 1788)
  • 1882Leonidas Smolents, Austrian–Greek general and army minister (b. 1806)[21]
  • 1910Howard Taylor Ricketts, American pathologist (b. 1871)
  • 1916Tom Clarke, Irish rebel (b. 1858)
  • 1916 – Thomas MacDonagh, Irish poet and rebel (b. 1878)
  • 1916 – Patrick Pearse, Irish teacher and rebel leader (b. 1879)
  • 1918Charlie Soong, Chinese businessman and missionary (b. 1863)
  • 1919Elizabeth Almira Allen, American educator (b. 1854)
  • 1921Théodore Pilette, Belgian race car driver (b. 1883)
  • 1925Clément Ader, French engineer, designed the Ader Avion III (b. 1841)
  • 1932Charles Fort, American journalist and author (b. 1874)
  • 1935Jessie Willcox Smith, American illustrator (b. 1863)
  • 1939Madeleine Desroseaux, French author and poet (b. 1873)
  • 1942Thorvald Stauning, Danish politician, 24th Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1873)
  • 1943Harry Miller, American engineer (b. 1875)
  • 1948Ernst Tandefelt, Finnish assassin of Heikki Ritavuori (b. 1876)
  • 1949Fanny Walden, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1888)
  • 1958Frank Foster, English cricketer (b. 1889)
  • 1969Zakir Husain, Indian academic and politician, 3rd President of India (b. 1897)
  • 1970Cemil Gürgen Erlertürk, Turkish footballer, coach, and pilot (b. 1918)
  • 1972Kenneth Bailey, Australian lawyer and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to Canada (b. 1898)
  • 1972 – Emil Breitkreutz, American runner and coach (b. 1883)
  • 1972 – Bruce Cabot, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1978Bill Downs, American journalist (b. 1914)
  • 1981Nargis, Indian actress (b. 1929)
  • 1986Robert Alda, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1987Dalida, Italian singer, actress, dancer, and model (b. 1933)[22]
  • 1988Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1908)
  • 1989Christine Jorgensen, American trans woman (b. 1926)
  • 1991Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1933)
  • 1992George Murphy, American actor, dancer, and politician (b. 1902)
  • 1996Dimitri Fampas, Greek guitarist, composer, and educator (b. 1921)
  • 1996 – Alex Kellner, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 1996 – Jack Weston, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 1997Sébastien Enjolras, French race car driver (b. 1976)
  • 1997 – Narciso Yepes, Spanish guitarist and composer (b. 1927)
  • 1998Gene Raymond, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 1999Joe Adcock, American baseball player and manager (b. 1927)
  • 1999 – Steve Chiasson, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 1999 – Godfrey Evans, English cricketer (b. 1920)
  • 2000Júlia Báthory, Hungarian glass designer (b. 1901)
  • 2000 – John Joseph O'Connor, American cardinal (b. 1920)
  • 2002Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn, English politician, First Secretary of State (b. 1910)
  • 2002 – Yevgeny Svetlanov, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1928)
  • 2003Suzy Parker, American model and actress (b. 1932)
  • 2004Ken Downing, English race car driver (b. 1917)
  • 2004 – Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1928)
  • 2006Karel Appel, Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet (b. 1921)
  • 2006 – Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician (b. 1949)
  • 2006 – Earl Woods, American colonel, baseball player, and author (b. 1932)
  • 2007Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss illustrator (b. 1913)
  • 2007 – Wally Schirra, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1923)
  • 2007 – Knock Yokoyama, Japanese politician (b. 1932)
  • 2008Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, Spanish engineer and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1926)
  • 2009Renée Morisset, Canadian pianist (b. 1928)
  • 2009 – Ram Balkrushna Shewalkar, Indian author and critic (b. 1931)
  • 2010Roy Carrier, American accordion player (b. 1947)
  • 2010 – Peter O'Donnell, English soldier and author (b. 1920)
  • 2010 – Guenter Wendt, German-American engineer (b. 1923)
  • 2011Jackie Cooper, American actor, television director, producer and executive (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer and manager (b. 1936)
  • 2011 – Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor and director (b. 1927)
  • 2012Jorge Illueca, Panamanian politician, 30th President of Panama (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – Felix Werder, German-Australian composer, conductor, and critic (b. 1922)
  • 2013Joe Astroth, American baseball player (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Herbert Blau, American engineer and academic (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Cedric Brooks, Jamaican-American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1943)
  • 2013 – Keith Carter, American swimmer and soldier (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Brad Drewett, Australian tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1958)
  • 2013 – David Morris Kern, American pharmacist, co-invented Orajel (b. 1909)
  • 2013 – Curtis Rouse, American football player (b. 1960)
  • 2013 – Branko Vukelić, Croatian politician, 11th Minister of Defence for Croatia (b. 1958)
  • 2014Gary Becker, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Francisco Icaza, Mexican painter (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Jim Oberstar, American educator and politician (b. 1934)
  • 2015Revaz Chkheidze, Georgian director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Danny Jones, Welsh rugby player (b. 1986)
  • 2015 – Warren Smith, American golfer and coach (b. 1915)
  • 2016Ian Deans, Canadian politician (b. 1937)
  • 2016 – Jadranka Stojaković, Yugoslav singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
  • 2017Daliah Lavi, Israeli actress, singer and model (b. 1942)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Abhai (Syriac Orthodox Church)
    • Antonia and Alexander
    • Juvenal of Narni
    • Moura (Coptic Church)
    • Philip and James the Lesser
    • Pope Alexander I
    • Sarah the Martyr (Coptic Church)
    • The Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland
    • Theodosius of Kiev (Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • May 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Memorial Day (Japan)
  • Constitution Day (Poland)
  • Finding of the Holy Cross-related observances:
    • Fiesta de las Cruces (Spain and Hispanic America)
    • Roodmas, or Feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross (Gallican Rite of the Catholic Church)
  • Sun Day (International)
  • World Press Freedom Day

References

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