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Events

  • 539 BCCyrus the Great (founder of Persian Empire) entered the capital of Babylon and allowed the Jews to return to their land.
  • 312Constantine the Great enters Rome after his victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, stages a grand adventus in the city, and is met with popular jubilation. Maxentius' body is fished out of the Tiber and beheaded.
  • 437Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II, Eastern Roman Emperor in Constantinople unifying the two branches of the House of Theodosius.
  • 969Byzantine troops occupy Antioch, Syria.
  • 1268Conradin is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily.
  • 1390 – First trial for witchcraft in Paris leading to the death of three people.
  • 1467Battle of Brustem: Charles the Bold defeats Prince-Bishopric of Liège.
  • 1591Pope Innocent IX is elected.
  • 1611Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa.
  • 1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
  • 1658Second Northern War: Naval forces of the Dutch Republic defeat the Swedes in the Battle of the Sound.
  • 1665 – Portuguese forces defeat the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitate King António I of Kongo, also known as Nvita a Nkanga.
  • 1675Leibniz makes the first use of the long s (∫) as a symbol of the integral in calculus.
  • 1787Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.
  • 1792Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who sighted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.
  • 1831 - Riots in the city of Bristol as part of the 1831 reform riots against the second reform Bill of the Reform Act 1832 begin.
  • 1863 – Eighteen countries meet in Geneva and agree to form the International Red Cross.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Wauhatchie: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant repel a Confederate attack led by General James Longstreet. Union forces thus open a supply line into Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • 1888 – The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
  • 1901 – In Amherst, Massachusetts, nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
  • 1901 – Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution.
  • 1914Ottoman entry into World War I.
  • 1918 – The German High Seas Fleet is incapacitated when sailors mutiny on the night of the 29th-30th, an action which would trigger the German Revolution of 1918–19.
  • 1921 – The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
  • 1921 – United States: Second trial of Sacco and Vanzetti in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1921 – The Harvard University football team loses to Centre College, ending a 25-game winning streak. This is considered one of the biggest upsets in college football.
  • 1922 – King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy appoints Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister.
  • 1923Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.
  • 1941The Holocaust: In the Kaunas Ghetto, over 10,000 Jews are shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort, a massacre known as the "Great Action".
  • 1942 – The Holocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews.
  • 1944 – The Dutch city of Breda is liberated by 1st Polish Armoured Division.
  • 1944 – World War II: The Soviet Red Army enters Hungary.
  • 1948Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Safsaf massacre: Israeli soldiers capture the Palestinian village of Safsaf in the Galilee; after, between 52 and 64 villagers are massacred by the IDF.
  • 1953BCPA Flight 304 DC-6 crashes near San Francisco.
  • 1955 – The Template:Ship strikes a World War II mine in the harbor at Sevastopol.
  • 1956Suez Crisis begins: Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.
  • 1957 – Israel's prime minister David Ben-Gurion and five of his ministers are injured when Moshe Dwek throws a grenade into Israel's Knesset.
  • 1960 – In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.
  • 1960 – An airplane carrying the Cal Poly football team crashes on takeoff in Toledo, Ohio.
  • 1961Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.
  • 1964 – The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar is renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.
  • 1964 – A collection of irreplaceable gems, including the 565 carat (113 g) Star of India, is stolen by a group of thieves (among them is "Murph the surf") from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
  • 1967Montreal's World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors.
  • 1969 – The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.
  • 1971 – In Macon, Georgia, guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorcycle accident.
  • 1972 – The three surviving perpetrators of the Munich massacre are released from prison in exchange for the hostages of hijacked Lufthansa Flight 615.
  • 1980 – Demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base's Duke Field, Florida leading to cancellation of Operation Credible Sport.
  • 1985 – Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.
  • 1986 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.
  • 1991 – The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.
  • 1994Francisco Martin Duran fires over two dozen shots at the White House; he is later convicted of trying to kill US President Bill Clinton.
  • 1998 – In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities.
  • 1998 – Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year-old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.
  • 1998 – ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of the STS-95 space shuttle mission.
  • 1998 – While en route from Adana to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of six and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he is landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.
  • 1998 – Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras.
  • 1998 – The Gothenburg discothèque fire in Sweden kills 63 and injures 200.
  • 1999 – A large cyclone devastates Odisha, India.
  • 2002Ho Chi Minh City ITC fire, a fire destroys a luxurious department store where 1500 people are shopping. Over 60 people die and over 100 are unaccounted for. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.
  • 2004 – The Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a 2004 Osama bin Laden video in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
  • 2005Bombings in Delhi, India kill more than 60.
  • 2008Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to five.
  • 2012Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast of the United States, killing 148 directly and 138 indirectly, while leaving nearly $70 billion in damages and causing major power outages.
  • 2015China announces the end of One-child policy after 35 years.
  • 2018Lion Air Flight 610 of a Boeing 737 MAX crashes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia killing 189 people on board.[1]

Births

  • 1463Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician and philosopher (d. 1512)[2]
  • 1497Benedetto Accolti the Younger, Italian cardinal (d. 1549)[3]
  • 1504Shin Saimdang, South Korean painter and poet (d. 1551)[4]
  • 1507Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish general (d. 1582)[5]
  • 1562George Abbot, English archbishop and academic (d. 1633)[6]
  • 1682Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian, explorer, and author (d. 1761)[7]
  • 1690Martin Folkes, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1754)[8]
  • 1704John Byng, English admiral and politician, 11th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1757)[9]
  • 1740James Boswell, Scottish lawyer and author (d. 1795)
  • 1808Caterina Scarpellini, Italian astronomer and meteorologist (d. 1873)
  • 1812Louise Granberg, Swedish playwright (d. 1907)[10]
  • 1815Dan Emmett, American composer (d. 1904)
  • 1822Mieczysław Halka-Ledóchowski, Russian-Polish cardinal (d. 1902)
  • 1831James Boucaut, English-Australian politician, 11th Premier of South Australia (d. 1916)
  • 1832Narcisa de Jesús, Ecuadorian saint (d. 1869)
  • 1837Harriet Powers, American folk artist and quilter (d. 1910)[11]
  • 1855Paul Bruchési, Canadian archbishop (d. 1939)
  • 1856Jacques Curie, French physicist and academic (d. 1941)
  • 1861Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (d. 1904)
  • 1866Antonio Luna, Filipino general and politician (d. 1899)
  • 1875Marie of Romania (d. 1938)
  • 1877Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film producer (d. 1966)
  • 1877 – Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer and coach (d. 1973)
  • 1879Alva B. Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1941)
  • 1879 – Franz von Papen, German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1880Abram Ioffe, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1960)
  • 1881John DeWitt, American football player and hammer thrower (d. 1930)
  • 1882Jean Giraudoux, French author and playwright (d. 1944)
  • 1883Victor Hochepied, French swimmer and water polo player (d. 1966)
  • 1891Fanny Brice, American actress and singer (d. 1951)
  • 1897Joseph Goebbels, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Nazi Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1897 – Billy Walker, English footballer (d. 1964)
  • 1898Alan Barker, English soldier (d. 1984)
  • 1899Akim Tamiroff, Georgian-American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1905Henry Green, English author (d. 1973)
  • 1906Fredric Brown, American author (d. 1972)
  • 1907Edwige Feuillère, French actress (d. 1998)
  • 1910A. J. Ayer, English philosopher and author (d. 1989)
  • 1913Al Suomi, American ice hockey player and referee (d. 2014)
  • 1914Maxim of Bulgaria, Bulgarian patriarch (d. 2012)
  • 1915William Berenberg, American physician and academic (d. 2005)
  • 1918Bernard Gordon, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1918 – Diana Serra Cary, American actress and author (d. 2020)
  • 1920Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-American physician and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
  • 1921Baselios Thoma Didymos I, Indian metropolitan (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Baku Mahadeva, Sri Lankan civil servant and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Bill Mauldin, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • 1922Neal Hefti, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2008)
  • 1923Carl Djerassi, Austrian-American chemist, author, and playwright (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Dutch runner, hurdler, and long jumper (d. 2015)
  • 1925Dominick Dunne, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
  • 1925 – Robert Hardy, English actor (d. 2017)
  • 1925 – Haim Hefer, Polish-Israeli songwriter and poet (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Zoot Sims, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1985)
  • 1925 – Klaus Roth, British mathematician (d. 2015)
  • 1926Jon Vickers, Canadian tenor and actor (d. 2015)
  • 1926 – Necmettin Erbakan, Turkish engineer and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2011)
  • 1927Frank Sedgman, Australian tennis player
  • 1929Yevgeny Primakov, Ukrainian-Russian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2015)
  • 1930Bertha Brouwer, Dutch sprinter (d. 2006)
  • 1930 – Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor and painter (d. 2002)
  • 1930 – Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer and dancer
  • 1930 – Natalie Sleeth, American pianist and composer (d. 1992)
  • 1932Joyce Gould, Baroness Gould of Potternewton, English pharmacist and politician
  • 1933William Harrison, American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1935David Allen, English cricketer (d. 2014)
  • 1935 – Eddie Hopkinson, English footballer (d. 2004)
  • 1935 – Michael Jayston, English actor[12]
  • 1937Sonny Osborne, American bluegrass singer and banjo player
  • 1938Ralph Bakshi, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1938 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian politician, 24th President of Liberia, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1938 – Peter Stampfel, American fiddle player, violinist, and singer-songwriter
  • 1940Connie Mack III, American lawyer and politician
  • 1940 – Jack Shepherd, English actor, director, and playwright
  • 1940 – Galen Weston, English-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded George Weston Limited
  • 1941George Davies, English fashion designer
  • 1941 – Paul Tyler, Baron Tyler, English politician
  • 1942Lee Clayton, American rock/country musician and songwriter
  • 1942 – Bob Ross, American painter and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1943Don Simpson, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1944Claude Brochu, Canadian businessman
  • 1944 – Mehmet Haberal, Turkish surgeon and academic
  • 1944 – Denny Laine, English singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1944 – Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch musician and songwriter
  • 1945Mick Gallagher, English keyboard player and songwriter
  • 1945 – Ron Maag, American businessman and politician
  • 1945 – Melba Moore, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1945 – Gerrit Ybema, Dutch civil servant and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1946Peter Green, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947Helen Coonan, Australian lawyer and politician, 52nd Australian Minister for Communications
  • 1947 – Richard Dreyfuss, American actor and activist
  • 1948Frans de Waal, Dutch-American ethologist, author, and academic
  • 1948 – Kate Jackson, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1949Kieron Baker, English footballer
  • 1949 – Paul Orndorff, American football player and wrestler
  • 1949 – David Paton, Scottish guitarist
  • 1949 – James Williamson, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1949 – Raphael Carl Lee, American surgeon and academic
  • 1950Abdullah Gül, Turkish academic and politician, 11th President of Turkey
  • 1951Dirk Kempthorne, American businessman and politician, 49th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1951 – Tiff Needell, English race car driver and television host
  • 1952Marcia Fudge, American lawyer and politician
  • 1953Denis Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1955Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1956Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican-American boxer
  • 1957Dan Castellaneta, American actor, voice artist, comedian, singer and producer
  • 1958Blažej Baláž, Slovak painter, sculptor, and illustrator
  • 1958 – Stefan Dennis, Australian actor
  • 1958 – David Remnick, American journalist and author
  • 1959Mike Gartner, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1959 – John Magufuli, Tanzanian politician, 5th President of Tanzania[13]
  • 1960Fabiola Gianotti, Italian physicist and academic
  • 1960 – Thorsten Schlumberger, German footballer
  • 1961Randy Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1961 – Joel Otto, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1962Einar Örn Benediktsson, Icelandic singer, trumpet player, and politician
  • 1963Gerald Morris, American author
  • 1964Yasmin Le Bon, English model
  • 1964 – Eddie McGuire, Australian businessman and television host
  • 1965Tyler Collins, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1965 – Andrew Ettingshausen, Australian rugby league player and television host
  • 1965 – Michael Passons, American singer-songwriter
  • 1966Mary Bucholtz, American linguist and academic
  • 1967Thorsten Fink, German footballer and manager
  • 1967 – Joely Fisher, American actress and director
  • 1967 – Rufus Sewell, English actor
  • 1968Johann Olav Koss, Norwegian speed skater and physician
  • 1969David Farr, English director and playwright
  • 1969 – Chris Verene, American photographer
  • 1970Phillip Cocu, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Kaido Reivelt, Estonian physicist and academic
  • 1970 – Toby Smith, English keyboardist and songwriter (d. 2017)
  • 1970 – Edwin van der Sar, Dutch footballer and sportscaster
  • 1971Daniel J. Bernstein, American mathematician, cryptologist, and academic
  • 1971 – Greg Blewett, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Matthew Hayden, Australian cricketer
  • 1971 – Winona Ryder, American actress and producer
  • 1972Takafumi Horie, Japanese businessman, founded Livedoor
  • 1972 – Tracee Ellis Ross, American actress and producer
  • 1972 – Gabrielle Union, American actress and producer
  • 1973Adam Bacher, South African cricketer
  • 1973 – Vonetta Flowers, American bobsledder, sprinter, and long jumper
  • 1973 – Éric Messier, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1973 – Robert Pires, French footballer
  • 1974Michael Vaughan, English cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1974 – Yenny Wahid, Indonesian activist and politician
  • 1975Kelly Lin, Chinese model and actress
  • 1975 – Baba Ali, Iranian-born American comedian, games developer, businessman, and actor
  • 1976Stephen Craigan, Irish footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Milena Govich, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1976 – Raghava Lawrence, Indian actor, director, and choreographer
  • 1977Jon Abrahams, American actor
  • 1977 – Brendan Fehr, Canadian actor
  • 1977 – Vaggelis Kaounos, Greek footballer
  • 1978Travis Henry, American football player
  • 1978 – Kelly Smith, English footballer
  • 1979Andrew-Lee Potts, English actor, director, and producer
  • 1979 – Ignasi Giménez Renom, Catalan lawyer and politician
  • 1980Ben Foster, American actor
  • 1980 – Nadejda Ostrovskaya, Belarusian tennis player
  • 1980 – Kaine Robertson, New Zealand-Italian rugby player
  • 1981Amanda Beard, American swimmer
  • 1981 – Jonathan Brown, Australian footballer
  • 1981 – Angelika dela Cruz, Filipino actress and singer
  • 1981 – Georgios Fotakis, Greek footballer
  • 1982Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1982 – Chelan Simmons, Canadian model and actress
  • 1983Richard Brancatisano, Australian actor
  • 1983 – Maurice Clarett, American football player
  • 1983 – Freddy Eastwood, Welsh footballer
  • 1983 – Dana Eveland, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Jérémy Mathieu, French footballer
  • 1983 – Nurcan Taylan, Turkish weightlifter
  • 1984Chris Baio, American bass player
  • 1984 – Les Davies, Welsh footballer
  • 1984 – Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Lee Chung-ah, South Korean actress
  • 1985Cal Crutchlow, English motorcycle racer
  • 1985 – Janet Montgomery, English actress and dancer
  • 1985 – Jefferson Severino, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985 – Vijender Singh, Indian boxer
  • 1986Sarita Pérez de Tagle, Filipino actress
  • 1986 – Nataly Dawn, American singer
  • 1987Andy Dalton, American football player
  • 1987 – Jessica Dubé, Canadian figure skater
  • 1987 – Tove Lo, Swedish singer
  • 1987 – Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1988Florin Gardoș, Romanian footballer
  • 1988 – Sam Hutsby, English golfer
  • 1988 – Janoris Jenkins, American football player
  • 1988 – Roman Van Uden, New Zealand cyclist
  • 1989Primož Roglič, Slovenian ski jumper and cyclist
  • 1990Amarna Miller, former Spanish porn actress
  • 1990 – Eric Saade, Swedish singer
  • 1991Grant Hall, English footballer
  • 1991 – Toby Tarrant, English radio broadcaster
  • 1992Jacqueline Jossa, English actress
  • 1993Ágnes Bukta, Hungarian tennis player
  • 1993 – India Eisley, American actress
  • 1998Lance Stroll, Canadian race car driver

Deaths

  • 632Saint Colman mac Duagh, Irish abbot and bishop
  • 1050Eadsige, archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1266Margaret of Austria, Queen of Bohemia (b. c. 1204)
  • 1268Conradin, king of Sicily (b. 1252)
  • 1268 – Frederick I, Margrave of Baden (b. 1249)
  • 1321Stefan Milutin, King of Serbia (b. 1253)
  • 1339 – Grand Prince Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver (b. 1301)
  • 1590Dirck Coornhert, Dutch philosopher, theologian, and politician (b. 1522)
  • 1618Walter Raleigh, English admiral, explorer, and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (b. 1554)
  • 1650David Calderwood, Scottish historian and theologian (b. 1575)
  • 1666Edmund Calamy the Elder, English minister and activist (b. 1600)
  • 1666 – James Shirley, English dramatist (b. 1596)
  • 1783Jean le Rond d'Alembert, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1717)
  • 1804Sarah Crosby, the first female Methodist preacher (b. 1729)
  • 1829Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist (b. 1751)
  • 1877Nathan Bedford Forrest, American general and KKK leader (b. 1821)
  • 1885George B. McClellan, American general and politician, 24th Governor of New Jersey (b. 1826)
  • 1892William Harnett, American painter (b. 1848)
  • 1897Henry George, American journalist, philosopher, and economist (b. 1839)
  • 1901Leon Czolgosz, American assassin of William McKinley (b. 1873)
  • 1905Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian weight thrower and shot putter (b. 1873)
  • 1911Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-American publisher, lawyer, and politician, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (b. 1847)
  • 1916John Sebastian Little, American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Arkansas (b. 1851)
  • 1918Rudolf Tobias, Estonian-German organist and composer (b. 1873)
  • 1919Albert Benjamin Simpson, Canadian preacher, theologian, and author, founded the Christian and Missionary Alliance (b. 1843)
  • 1924Frances Hodgson Burnett, English-American novelist and playwright (b. 1849)
  • 1932Joseph Babinski, French neurologist and academic (b. 1857)
  • 1933Albert Calmette, French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist (b. 1863)
  • 1933 – George Luks, American painter and illustrator (b. 1867)
  • 1933 – Paul Painlevé, French mathematician and politician, 84th Prime Minister of France (b. 1853)
  • 1936Ramiro de Maeztu, Spanish journalist and theorist (b. 1874)
  • 1939Dwight B. Waldo, American historian and academic (b. 1864)
  • 1941Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • 1949George Gurdjieff, Armenian-French monk, psychologist, and philosopher (b. 1872)
  • 1950Gustaf V of Sweden (b. 1858)
  • 1953William Kapell, American pianist (b. 1922)
  • 1956Louis Rosier, French race car driver (b. 1905)
  • 1957Louis B. Mayer, Belarusian-American production manager and producer (b. 1885)
  • 1958Zoë Akins, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1886)
  • 1961Astrid Holm, Danish actress (b. 1893)
  • 1963Adolphe Menjou, American actor (b. 1890)
  • 1969Pops Foster, American bassist and trumpet player (b. 1892)
  • 1971Duane Allman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)
  • 1971 – Arne Tiselius, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1977Chiyonoyama Masanobu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 41st Yokozuna (b. 1926)
  • 1980Giorgio Borġ Olivier, Maltese lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1911)
  • 1981Georges Brassens, French singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1921)
  • 1986Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor, singer, and academic (b. 1913)
  • 1987Woody Herman, American singer, clarinet player, saxophonist, and bandleader (b. 1913)
  • 1988Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Indian author and activist (b. 1903)
  • 1993Lipman Bers, Latvian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1914)
  • 1994Shlomo Goren, Israeli rabbi, general, and scholar (b. 1918)
  • 1995Terry Southern, American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, (b. 1924)
  • 1996Eugen Kapp, Estonian composer and educator (b. 1908)
  • 1997Anton LaVey, American occultist, founded the Church of Satan (b. 1930)
  • 1997 – Andreas Gerasimos Michalitsianos, Greek-American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1947)
  • 1998Paul Misraki, Turkish-French pianist and composer (b. 1908)
  • 1999Greg, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1931)
  • 2000Carlos Guastavino, Argentinian pianist and composer (b. 1912)
  • 2002Glenn McQueen, Canadian-American animator (b. 1960)
  • 2003Hal Clement, American pilot, author, and educator (b. 1922)
  • 2003 – Franco Corelli, Italian tenor and actor (b. 1921)
  • 2004Ordal Demokan, Turkish physicist and academic (b. 1946)
  • 2004 – Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican lawyer and politician, Premier of Dominica (b. 1923)
  • 2004 – Peter Twinn, English mathematician and entomologist (b. 1916)
  • 2005Lloyd Bochner, Canadian-American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2005 – Ion Irimescu, Romanian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1903)
  • 2008Mike Baker, American singer-songwriter (b. 1963)
  • 2011Jimmy Savile, English radio and television host (b. 1926)
  • 2012Letitia Baldrige, American etiquette expert and author (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – J. Bernlef, Dutch author, poet, and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – Kenneth G. Ryder, American academic (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Wallace L. W. Sargent, English-American astronomer and academic (b. 1935)
  • 2012 – Jack Vaughn, American boxer and diplomat (b. 1920)
  • 2013Jean Rénald Clérismé, Haitian priest and politician, Foreign Ministers of Haiti (b. 1937)
  • 2013 – Sherman Halsey, American director and producer (b. 1957)
  • 2013 – John Spence, American soldier and engineer (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Graham Stark, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2014Roger Freeman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1965)
  • 2014 – Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer and manager (b. 1968)
  • 2014 – H. Gary Morse, American businessman (b. 1936)
  • 2015Luther Burden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1953)
  • 2015 – Ernesto Herrera, Filipino businessman and politician (b. 1942)
  • 2015 – Boris Kristančič, Slovene basketball player and coach (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Ranko Žeravica, Serbian basketball player and coach (b. 1929)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Abraham of Rostov
    • Blessed Chiara Badano
    • Colman mac Duagh
    • Douai Martyrs
    • Gaetano Errico
    • James Hannington (Anglicanism)
    • Narcissus of Jerusalem (Roman Catholic Church)
    • October 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Coronation Day (Cambodia)
  • Republic Day (Turkey) or Cumhuriyet Bayramı

References

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External links

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