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Events

  • 1527 – Spanish and German troops sack Rome; many scholars consider this the end of the Renaissance.[1]
  • 1536 – The Siege of Cuzco commences, in which Incan forces attempt to retake the city of Cuzco from the Spanish.
  • 1536 – King Henry VIII orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church. In 1539 the Great Bible would be provided for this purpose.
  • 1542Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
  • 1659English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament.
  • 1682Louis XIV of France moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.
  • 1757Battle of Prague: A Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years' War.
  • 1757 – The end of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, and the end of Burmese Civil War (1740–1757).
  • 1757 – English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.
  • 1782 – Construction begins on the Grand Palace, the royal residence of the King of Siam in Bangkok, at the command of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.
  • 1801 – Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun Template:HMS captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
  • 1835James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
  • 1840 – The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1857 – The East India Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British in the lead up to the War of Indian Independence.
  • 1861American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by the Army of Northern Virginia.
  • 1877 – Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Lakota surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
  • 1882Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed to death by Fenian assassins in Phoenix Park, Dublin.
  • 1882 – The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act.
  • 1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
  • 1906 – The Russian Constitution of 1906 is adopted (on April 23 by the Julian calendar).
  • 1910George V becomes King of Great Britain, Ireland, and many overseas territories, on the death of his father, Edward VII.
  • 1915Babe Ruth, then a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, hits his first major league home run.
  • 1916 – Twenty-one Lebanese nationalists are executed in Martyrs' Square, Beirut by Djemal Pasha.
  • 1916 – Vietnamese Emperor Duy Tân is captured while calling upon the people to rise up against the French, and is later deposed and exiled to Réunion island.
  • 1933 – The Deutsche Studentenschaft attacked Magnus Hirschfeld's Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, later burning many of its books.
  • 1935New Deal: Under the authority of the newly-enacted Federal Emergency Relief Administration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues Executive Order 7034 to create the Works Progress Administration.[2]
  • 1937Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
  • 1940John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
  • 1941 – At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
  • 1941 – The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
  • 1942World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
  • 1945 – World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
  • 1945 – World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
  • 1949EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, runs its first operation.[3]
  • 1954Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
  • 1960 – More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1966Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors murders in England.
  • 1972Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara after being convicted of attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
  • 1975 – During a lull in fighting, 100,000 Armenians gather in Beirut for the 60th anniversary commemorations of the Armenian Genocide.
  • 1976 – The 6.5 Template:M Friuli earthquake affected Northern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 900–978 dead and 1,700–2,400 injured.
  • 1983 – The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after being examined by new experts.
  • 1984 – One hundred three Korean Martyrs are canonized by Pope John Paul II in Seoul.
  • 1988 – All thirty-six passengers and crew were killed when Widerøe Flight 710 crashed into Mt. Torghatten in Brønnøy.
  • 1994Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
  • 1996 – The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
  • 1997 – The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.
  • 1998Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his fifth career start.
  • 1998Steve Jobs of Apple Inc. unveils the first iMac. [4]
  • 1999 – The first elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly are held.
  • 2001 – During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
  • 2002 – Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated following a radio-interview at the Mediapark in Hilversum.
  • 2010 – In just 36 minutes, the Dow-Jones average plunged nearly 1000 points in what is known as the 2010 Flash Crash.
  • 2013Three women, kidnapped and missing for more than a decade, are found alive in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States.[5]

Births

  • 973Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1024)[6]
  • 1464Sophia Jagiellon, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Polish princess (d. 1512)
  • 1493Girolamo Seripando, Italian theologian and cardinal (d. 1563)
  • 1501Marcellus II, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1555)
  • 1574Innocent X, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1655)
  • 1580Charles Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat, French noble (d. 1637)
  • 1635Johann Joachim Becher, German physician and alchemist (d. 1682)
  • 1668Alain-René Lesage, French author and playwright (d. 1747)
  • 1680Jean-Baptiste Stuck, Italian-French cellist and composer (d. 1755)
  • 1713Charles Batteux, French philosopher and academic (d. 1780)
  • 1714Anton Raaff, German tenor (d. 1797)
  • 1742Jean Senebier, Swiss pastor and physiologist (d. 1809)
  • 1758André Masséna, French general (d. 1817)
  • 1758 – Maximilien Robespierre, French lawyer and politician (d. 1794)
  • 1769Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1824)
  • 1769 – Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician and academic (d. 1834)
  • 1781Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher and author (d. 1832)
  • 1797Joseph Brackett, American religious leader and composer (d. 1882)
  • 1800Roman Sanguszko, Polish general (d. 1881)
  • 1827Hermann Raster, German-American journalist and politician (d. 1891)
  • 1836Max Eyth, German engineer and author (d. 1906)
  • 1843Grove Karl Gilbert, American geologist and academic (d. 1918)
  • 1848Henry Edward Armstrong, English chemist and academic (d. 1937)
  • 1851Aristide Bruant, French singer and actor (d. 1925)
  • 1856Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1939)
  • 1856 – Robert Peary, American admiral and explorer (d. 1920)
  • 1861Motilal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (d. 1931)
  • 1868Gaston Leroux, French journalist and author (d. 1927)
  • 1869Junnosuke Inoue, Japanese businessman and central banker, 8th and 11th Governor of the Bank of Japan (d. 1932)
  • 1870Walter Rutherford, Scottish golfer (d. 1936)
  • 1871Victor Grignard, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  • 1871 – Christian Morgenstern, German author and poet (d. 1914)
  • 1872Willem de Sitter, Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1934)
  • 1872 – Djemal Pasha, Ottoman general (d. 1922)
  • 1879Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (d. 1952)
  • 1879 – Hendrik van Heuckelum, Dutch footballer (d. 1929)
  • 1880Winifred Brunton, English-South African painter and illustrator (d. 1959)
  • 1880 – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German-Swiss painter (d. 1938)
  • 1883Alberto Collo, Italian actor (d. 1955)
  • 1895Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian mathematician and author (d. 1974)
  • 1895 – Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian soldier and politician, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (d. 1946)
  • 1895 – Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (d. 1926)
  • 1896Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1966)
  • 1897Paul Alverdes, German author and poet (d. 1979)
  • 1898Konrad Henlein, Czech soldier and politician (d. 1945)
  • 1902Harry Golden, Ukrainian-American journalist and author (d. 1981)
  • 1902 – Max Ophüls, German-American director and screenwriter (d. 1957)
  • 1903Toots Shor, American businessman, founded Toots Shor's Restaurant (d. 1977)
  • 1904Moshé Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and academic (d. 1984)
  • 1904 – Catherine Lacey, English actress (d. 1979)
  • 1904 – Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist, essayist, and poet Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)
  • 1905Philip N. Krasne, American lawyer and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1906André Weil, French mathematician and academic (d. 1998)
  • 1907Weeb Ewbank, American football player and coach (d. 1998)
  • 1911Guy des Cars, French journalist and author (d. 1993)
  • 1913Carmen Cavallaro, American pianist (d. 1989)
  • 1913 – Stewart Granger, English-American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1915Orson Welles, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1985)
  • 1915 – Theodore H. White, American historian, journalist, and author (d. 1986)
  • 1916Robert H. Dicke, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1997)
  • 1917Kal Mann, American songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1918Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, emir of Abu Dhabi and first president of the United Arab Emirates (d. 2004)
  • 1919André Guelfi, French race car driver (d. 2016)
  • 1920Kamisese Mara, Fijian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Fiji (d. 2004)
  • 1920 – Marguerite Piazza, American soprano and actress (d. 2012)
  • 1921Erich Fried, Austrian-German author, poet, and translator (d. 1988)
  • 1922Camille Laurin, Canadian psychiatrist and politician, 7th Deputy Premier of Quebec (d. 1999)
  • 1923Harry Watson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2002)
  • 1924Nestor Basterretxea, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Patricia Helen Kennedy, American socialite, activist, and author (d. 2006)[7]
  • 1924 – Denny Wright, English guitarist, composer, and producer (d. 1992)
  • 1926Gilles Grégoire, Canadian politician, co-founded the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)
  • 1929Rosemary Cramp, English archaeologist and academic
  • 1929 – Paul Lauterbur, American chemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • 1929 – John Taylor, English bishop and theologian (d. 2016)
  • 1931Willie Mays, American baseball player and coach
  • 1931 – Louis Gambaccini, American government official (d. 2018)
  • 1932Ahmet Haxhiu, Kosovan activist (d. 1994)
  • 1932 – Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, English lieutenant and politician (d. 2020)
  • 1934Richard Shelby, American lawyer and politician
  • 1937Rubin Carter, American-Canadian boxer (d. 2014)
  • 1938Jean Garon, Canadian economist, lawyer, and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1939Eddie C. Campbell, American singer and guitarist (d. 2018)
  • 1939 – Chet Allen, American child actor (d. 1984)
  • 1942Ariel Dorfman, Argentinian author, playwright, and academic
  • 1943Andreas Baader, German terrorist, co-founded the Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
  • 1943 – Milton William Cooper, American theorist and author (d. 2001)
  • 1943 – Wolfgang Reinhardt, German pole vaulter (d. 2011)
  • 1943 – James Turrell, American sculptor and illustrator
  • 1944Anton Furst, English-American production designer and art director (d. 1991)
  • 1944 – Masanori Murakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • 1945Jimmie Dale Gilmore, American country singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and producer
  • 1945 – Bob Seger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947Alan Dale, New Zealand actor
  • 1947 – Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher and author
  • 1947 – Ljubomir Vračarević, Serbian martial artist, founded Real Aikido (d. 2013)
  • 1948Frankie Librán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (d. 2013)
  • 1950Jeffery Deaver, American journalist and author
  • 1951Samuel Doe, Liberian sergeant and politician, 21st President of Liberia (d. 1990)
  • 1952Gerrit Zalm, Dutch economist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • 1953Alexander Akimov, Ukrainian Chernobyl worker (d. 1986)
  • 1953 – Tony Blair, British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • 1953 – Michelle Courchesne, Canadian urban planner and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec
  • 1953 – Ülle Rajasalu, Estonian politician
  • 1953 – Graeme Souness, Scottish international footballer and manager[8]
  • 1953 – Lynn Whitfield, American actress and producer
  • 1954Tom Abernethy, American basketball player
  • 1954 – Dora Bakoyannis, Greek politician, 120th Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 1954 – Angela Hernández Nuñez, Dominican author and poet
  • 1954 – Ain Lutsepp, Estonian actor and politician
  • 1955Nicholas Alexander, 7th Earl of Caledon, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Armagh
  • 1955 – Tom Bergeron, American television host
  • 1955 – John Hutton, Baron Hutton of Furness, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Defence
  • 1956Lakis Lazopoulos, Greek actor and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Cindy Lovell, American educator and writer
  • 1956 – Roland Wieser, German race walker and coach
  • 1958Randall Stout, American architect, designed the Taubman Museum of Art (d. 2014)
  • 1959Andreas Busse, German runner
  • 1959 – Charles Hendry, English politician
  • 1960Lyudmila Andonova, Bulgarian high jumper
  • 1960 – Keith Dowding, English political scientist, philosopher, and academic
  • 1960 – Roma Downey, Irish-American actress and producer
  • 1960 – John Flansburgh, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1960 – Aleksei Lotman, Estonian biologist and politician
  • 1960 – Anne Parillaud, French actress
  • 1961Oleksandr Apaychev, Ukrainian decathlete and coach
  • 1961 – George Clooney, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Tom Hunter, Scottish businessman and philanthropist[9]
  • 1961 – Gina Riley, Australian actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Frans Timmermans, Dutch politician and diplomat, First Vice President of the European Commission
  • 1962Tom Brake, English politician
  • 1962 – Brad Izzard, Australian rugby league player
  • 1963Alessandra Ferri, Italian ballerina
  • 1965Leslie Hope, Canadian actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968Worku Bikila, Ethiopian runner
  • 1968 – Lætitia Sadier, French singer and keyboard player
  • 1969Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer and manager
  • 1970Roland Kun, Nauruan politician
  • 1970 – Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
  • 1971Chris Shiflett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972Martin Brodeur, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1972 – Naoko Takahashi, Japanese runner
  • 1974Bernard Barmasai, Kenyan runner
  • 1974 – Daniela Bártová, Czech pole vaulter and gymnast
  • 1975Alan Richardson, English cricketer and coach
  • 1976Dean Chandler, English footballer
  • 1976 – Iván de la Peña, Spanish footballer
  • 1977Christophe Brandt, Belgian cyclist
  • 1977 – Marc Chouinard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Mark Eaton, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1977 – Chantelle Newbery, Australian diver
  • 1978John Abraham, American football player
  • 1978 – Tony Estanguet, French slalom canoeist[10]
  • 1978 – Fredrick Federley, Swedish journalist and politician
  • 1978 – Alexandr Fedorov, Russian bodybuilder
  • 1979Gerd Kanter, Estonian discus thrower
  • 1979 – Jan Erik Mikalsen, Norwegian composer
  • 1979 – Jon Montgomery, Canadian skeleton racer and television host
  • 1980Brooke Bennett, American swimmer
  • 1980 – Dimitris Diamantidis, Greek professional basketball player
  • 1980 – Ricardo Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980 – Matthew Whiley, English cricketer
  • 1982Jason Witten, American football player[11]
  • 1983Dani Alves, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Ingrid Jonach, Australian author
  • 1983 – Gabourey Sidibe, American actress
  • 1983 – Trinley Thaye Dorje, Tibetan religious leader, the 17th Karmapa Lama
  • 1983 – Fredrik Sjöström, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1984Anton Babchuk, Ukrainian ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Juan Pablo Carrizo, Argentinian footballer
  • 1985Chris Paul, American basketball player
  • 1986Goran Dragic, Slovenian basketball player
  • 1987Dries Mertens, Belgian footballer
  • 1987 – Meek Mill, American rapper
  • 1987 – Adrienne Warren, American actress
  • 1988Ryan Anderson, American basketball player[12]
  • 1988 – Dakota Kai, New Zealander profesional wrestler
  • 1989Dominika Cibulková, Slovak tennis player
  • 1989 – Jesse Hughes, Canadian DJ and producer
  • 1990José Altuve, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1992Brendan Gallagher, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1992 – Byun Baekhyun, South Korean musician and actor
  • 1992 – Jonas Valančiūnas, Lithuanian professional basketball player[13]
  • 1993Gustavo Gómez, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1994Mateo Kovačić, Austrian-Croatian footballer
  • 1997Duncan Scott, Scottish swimmer
  • 2019Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, British royal[14]

Deaths

  • 698Eadberht, bishop of Lindisfarne
  • 850Ninmyō, Japanese emperor (b. 808)
  • 932Qian Liu, Chinese warlord and king (b. 852)
  • 988Dirk II, count of Frisia and Holland[15]
  • 1002Ealdwulf, Archbishop of York, Abbot of Peterborough and Bishop of Worcester
  • 1187Ruben III, Prince of Armenia (b. 1145)
  • 1236Roger of Wendover, Benedictine monk and chronicler
  • 1471Edmund Beaufort, English commander (b. 1438)
  • 1471Thomas Tresham, Speaker of the House of Commons
  • 1475Dieric Bouts, Flemish painter (b. 1415)
  • 1483Queen Jeonghui, Korean regent (b. 1418)
  • 1502James Tyrrell, English knight (b. 1450)
  • 1527Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Count of Montpensier and Dauphin of Auvergne (b.1490)
  • 1540Juan Luís Vives, Spanish scholar (b. 1492)
  • 1596Giaches de Wert, Flemish-Italian composer (b. 1535)
  • 1631Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington, English historian and politician, founded the Cotton library (b. 1570)
  • 1638Cornelius Jansen, Dutch-French bishop and theologian (b. 1585)
  • 1708François de Laval, French-Canadian bishop (b. 1623)
  • 1757Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1683)
  • 1757 – Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (b. 1684)
  • 1782Christine Kirch, German astronomer and academic (b. 1696)
  • 1840Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombian general and politician, 4th President of the Republic of the New Granada (b. 1792)
  • 1859Alexander von Humboldt, German geographer and explorer (b. 1769)
  • 1862Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, and philosopher (b. 1817)
  • 1877Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Swedish-Finnish poet and hymn-writer (b. 1804)
  • 1882Thomas Henry Burke, Irish civil servant (b. 1829)
  • 1882 – Lord Frederick Cavendish, British politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (b. 1836)
  • 1902Bret Harte, American author and poet (b. 1836)
  • 1905Robert Herbert, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Queensland (b. 1831)
  • 1907Emanuele Luigi Galizia, Maltese architect and civil engineer (b. 1830)
  • 1910Edward VII of the United Kingdom (b. 1841)
  • 1919L. Frank Baum, American novelist (b. 1856)
  • 1939Konstantin Somov, Russian-French painter and illustrator (b. 1869)
  • 1949Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian-French poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1951Élie Cartan, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1869)
  • 1952Maria Montessori, Italian-Dutch physician and educator (b. 1870)
  • 1959Maria Dulęba, Polish actress (b. 1881)
  • 1959 – Ragnar Nurkse, Estonian-American economist and academic (b. 1907)
  • 1961Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (b. 1895)
  • 1963Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, and engineer (b. 1881)
  • 1963 – Ted Weems, American violinist, trombonist, and bandleader (b. 1901)
  • 1963 – Monty Woolley, American raconteur, actor, and director (b. 1888)
  • 1967Zhou Zuoren, Chinese author and translator (b. 1885)
  • 1970Alexander Rodzyanko, Russian general (b. 1879)
  • 1973Ernest MacMillan, Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1893)
  • 1975József Mindszenty, Hungarian cardinal (b. 1892)
  • 1980María Luisa Bombal, Chilean writer (b. 1910)
  • 1983Ezra Jack Keats, American author and illustrator (b. 1916)
  • 1983 – Kai Winding, Danish-American trombonist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 1984Mary Cain, American journalist and politician (b. 1904)
  • 1984 – Bonner Pink, English politician (b. 1912)
  • 1987William J. Casey, American politician, 13th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1913)
  • 1989Earl Blaik, American football player and coach (b. 1897)
  • 1990Charles Farrell, American actor (b. 1901)
  • 1991Wilfrid Hyde-White, English actor (b. 1903)
  • 1992Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress and singer (b. 1901)
  • 1993Ann Todd, English actress and producer (b. 1909)
  • 1995Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
  • 2000Gordon McClymont, Australian ecologist and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2002Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1906)
  • 2002 – Otis Blackwell, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1932)
  • 2002 – Pim Fortuyn, Dutch sociologist, academic, and politician (b. 1948)
  • 2002 – Bjørn Johansen, Norwegian saxophonist (b. 1940)
  • 2003Art Houtteman, American baseball player and journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2004Virginia Capers, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
  • 2004 – Philip Kapleau, American monk and educator (b. 1912)
  • 2004 – Barney Kessel, American guitarist and composer (b. 1923)
  • 2006Grant McLennan, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1958)
  • 2006 – Lorne Saxberg, Canadian journalist (b. 1958)
  • 2007Enéas Carneiro, Brazilian physician and politician (b. 1938)
  • 2007 – Curtis Harrington, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2009Kevin Grubb, American race car driver (b. 1978)
  • 2010Robin Roberts, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1926)
  • 2012James R. Browning, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – James Isaac, American director and producer (b. 1960)
  • 2012 – Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalyst and author (b. 1924)
  • 2013Giulio Andreotti, Italian journalist and politician, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Severo Aparicio Quispe, Peruvian bishop (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Michelangelo Spensieri, Italian-Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
  • 2014Wil Albeda, Dutch economist and politician, Dutch Minister of Social Affairs (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – William H. Dana, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Jimmy Ellis, American boxer (b. 1940)
  • 2014 – Billy Harrell, American baseball player and scout (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Antony Hopkins, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Maria Lassnig, Austrian painter and academic (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – Farley Mowat, Canadian environmentalist and author (b. 1921)
  • 2015Novera Ahmed, Bangladeshi sculptor (b. 1930)
  • 2015 – Denise McCluggage, American race car driver and journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Jim Wright, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 56th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1922)
  • 2016Patrick Ekeng, Cameroonian footballer (b. 1990)
  • 2016 – Reg Grundy, Australian businessman (b. 1923)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian Feast Day:
    • Dominic Savio
    • Evodius of Antioch (Roman Catholic Church)
    • François de Laval
    • Gerard of Lunel
    • Lucius of Cyrene
    • Petronax of Monte Cassino
    • St George's Day related observances (Eastern Orthodox Church):
      • Day of Bravery, also known as Gergyovden (Bulgaria)
      • Đurđevdan (Gorani, Roma)
      • Police Day (Georgia)
      • Yuri's Day in the Spring (Russian Orthodox Church)
    • St John before the Latin Gate
    • May 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Military Spouse Day can fall, while May 12 is the latest; celebrated on Friday before Mother's Day (United States)
  • International No Diet Day
  • Martyrs' Day (Gabon)
  • Martyrs' Day (Lebanon and Syria)
  • Teachers' Day (Jamaica)
  • The first day of Hıdırellez (Turkey)

References

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