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On This Day

Today is 29 May 2017, and this is some of what happened.

Events

363 - The Roman emperor Julian defeats the Sasanian army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sasanian capital, but is unable to take the city.
1108 - Battle of Uclés: Almoravid troops under the command of Tamim ibn Yusuf defeat a Castile and León alliance under the command of Prince Sancho Alfónsez.
1167 - Battle of Monte Porzio: A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel
1176 - Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
1328 - Philip VI is crowned King of France.
1453 - Fall of Constantinople: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.
1660 - English Restoration: Charles II is restored to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1677 - Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Natives.
1727 - Peter II becomes Czar of Russia.
1733 - The right of Canadians to enslave natives is upheld at Quebec City.
1780 - American Revolutionary War: At the Battle of Waxhaws, the British continue attacking after the Continentals lay down their arms, killing 113 and critically wounding all but 53 that remained.
1790 - Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States' colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
1798 - United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are massacred by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.
1807 - Mustafa IV became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
1848 - Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
1852 - Jenny Lind leaves New York after her two-year American tour.
1861 - The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is founded, in Hong Kong.
1864 - Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
1867 - The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 ("the Compromise") is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
1868 - Mihailo Obrenovic III, Prince of Serbia is assassinated.
1886 - The pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, which appeared in The Atlanta Journal.
1900 - N'Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by the French commander Émile Gentil.
1903 - In the May Coup, Alexander I, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
1913 - Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, France, provoking a riot.
1914 - The Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with the loss of 1,012 lives.
1918 - Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarabad.
1919 - Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin.
1919 - The Republic of Prekmurje is founded.
1931 - Michele Schirru, a citizen of the United States, is executed by Italian military firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini.
1932 - World War I veterans begin to assemble in Washington, D.C., in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
1935 - First flight of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter aeroplane.
1939 - The Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.
1940 - The first flight of the Vought F4U Corsair.
1942 - Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra record Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", the best-selling single in history.
1945 - First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.
1948 - Creation of the United Nations peacekeeping force the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization.
1950 - The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1953 - Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.
1954 - First of the annual Bilderberg conferences.
1964 - The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1969 - General strike in Córdoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest.
1973 - Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
1982 - Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
1982 - Falklands War: British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.
1985 - Heysel Stadium disaster: Thirty-nine association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses.
1985 - Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
1988 - The U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
1989 - Signing of an agreement between Egypt and the United States, allowing the manufacture of parts of the F-16 jet fighter plane in Egypt.
1990 - The Russian parliament elects Boris Yeltsin as president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
1993 - The Miss Sarajevo beauty pageant is held in war torn Sarajevo drawing global attention to the plight of its citizens.
1999 - Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
1999 - Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
1999 - Charlotte Perrelli representing Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest 1999 in Jerusalem with the song Take Me to Your Heaven.
2001 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
2004 - The National World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
2008 - A doublet earthquake, of combined magnitude 6.1, strikes Iceland near the town of Selfoss, injuring 30 people.
2012 - A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits northern Italy near Bologna, killing at least 24 people.

Births

1439 - Pope Pius III (died 1503)
1594 - Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (died 1632)
1630 - Charles II of England (died 1685)
1675 - Humphry Ditton, English mathematician and philosopher (died 1715)
1716 - Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French zoologist and mineralogist (died 1800)
1722 - James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish soldier and politician (died 1773)
1730 - Jackson of Exeter, English organist and composer (died 1803)
1736 - Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Virginia (died 1799)
1773 - Princess Sophia of Gloucester (died 1844)
1780 - Henri Braconnot, French chemist and pharmacist (died 1855)
1794 - Johann Heinrich von Mädler, German astronomer and selenographer (died 1874)
1823 - John H. Balsley, American carpenter and inventor (died 1895)
1860 - Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (died 1909)
1871 - Clark Voorhees, American painter (died 1933)
1873 - Rudolf Tobias, Estonian organist and composer (died 1918)
1874 - G. K. Chesterton, English essayist, poet, and playwright (died 1936)
1880 - Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (died 1936)
1892 - Alfonsina Storni, Swiss-Argentinian poet and author (died 1938)
1893 - Max Brand, American journalist and author (died 1944)
1894 - Beatrice Lillie, Canadian-English actress, singer and writer (died 1989)
1894 - Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (died 1969)
1897 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Czech-American pianist, composer, and conductor (died 1957)
1899 - Douglas Abbott, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of Defence (died 1987)
1903 - Bob Hope, English-American actor, singer, and producer (died 2003)
1904 - Hubert Opperman, Australian cyclist and politician (died 1996)
1905 - Sebastian Shaw, English actor, director, and playwright (died 1994)
1906 - T. H. White, Indian-English author (died 1964)
1907 - Hartland Molson, Canadian captain and politician (died 2002)
1908 - Diana Morgan, Welsh-English playwright and screenwriter (died 1996)
1910 - Ralph Metcalfe, American sprinter and politician (died 1978)
1911 - Armida, Mexican-American actress, singer, and dancer (died 1989)
1913 - Tony Zale, American boxer (died 1997)
1914 - Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (died 2003)
1914 - Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese-Indian mountaineer (died 1986)
1915 - Karl Münchinger, German conductor and composer (died 1990)
1916 - Carl Story, American singer and fiddler (died 1995)
1917 - John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States (died 1963)
1917 - Marcel Trudel, Canadian historian, author, and academic (died 2011)
1919 - Jacques Genest, Canadian physician and academic
1920 - John Harsanyi, Hungarian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (died 2000)
1921 - Norman Hetherington, Australian cartoonist and puppeteer (died 2010)
1921 - Clifton James, American actor
1922 - Joe Weatherly, American race car driver (died 1964)
1922 - Iannis Xenakis, Greek-French composer, engineer, and theorist (died 2001)
1923 - Bernard Clavel, French author (died 2010)
1923 - John Parker, 6th Earl of Morley, English colonel and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Devon
1924 - Lars Bo, Danish author and illustrator (died 1999)
1924 - Pepper Paire, American baseball player (died 2013)
1926 - Katie Boyle, Italian-English actress and television host
1926 - Charles Denner, French actor (died 1995)
1926 - Abdoulaye Wade, Senegalese academic and politician, 3rd President of Senegal
1927 - Jean Coutu, Canadian pharmacist and businessman, founded the Jean Coutu Group
1927 - Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor and director (died 2011)
1929 - Harry Frankfurt, American philosopher and academic
1929 - Peter Higgs, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1929 - Roberto Vargas, Puerto Rican baseball player, coach, and manager (died 2014)
1932 - Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author
1932 - Richie Guerin, American basketball player and coach
1933 - Helmuth Rilling, German conductor and educator
1933 - Tarquinio Provini, Italian motorcycle racer (died 2005)
1934 - Nanette Newman, English actress
1934 - Bill Vander Zalm, Dutch-Canadian businessman and politician, 28th Premier of British Columbia
1935 - André Brink, South African author and playwright (died 2015)
1937 - Hibari Misora, Japanese singer and actress (died 1989)
1937 - Charles W. Pickering, American lawyer and judge
1937 - Irmin Schmidt, German keyboard player and composer (Can)
1937 - Alwin Schockemöhle, German show-jumper
1938 - Christopher Bland, English businessman and politician
1938 - Fay Vincent, American lawyer and businessman
1939 - Pete Smith, Australian radio and television announcer
1939 - Al Unser, American race car driver
1940 - Farooq Leghari, Pakistani politician, 8th President of Pakistan (died 2010)
1941 - Doug Scott, English mountaineer and author
1941 - Bob Simon, American journalist (died 2015)
1942 - Pierre Bourque, Canadian businessman and politician, 40th Mayor of Montreal
1942 - Kevin Conway, American actor and director
1943 - Robert W. Edgar, American educator and politician (died 2013)
1944 - Bob Benmosche, American businessman (died 2015)
1944 - Helmut Berger, Austrian-German actor
1944 - Quentin Davies, English soldier and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1945 - Gary Brooker, English singer-songwriter and pianist (Procol Harum and The Paramounts)
1945 - Peter Fraser, Baron Fraser of Carmyllie, Scottish lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland (died 2013)
1945 - Catherine Lara, French singer-songwriter and violinist
1945 - Julian Le Grand, English economist and author
1945 - Martin Pipe, English jockey and trainer
1945 - Joyce Tenneson, American photographer
1945 - Jean-Pierre Van Rossem, Belgian scholar and author
1946 - Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (died 2000)
1947 - Anthony Geary, American actor
1947 - Joey Levine, American singer-songwriter and producer (Ohio Express and The Third Rail)
1947 - Gene Robinson, American bishop
1947 - Constantino Romero, Spanish radio host and actor (died 2013)
1948 - Michael Berkeley, English composer and radio host
1948 - Linda Esther Gray, Scottish soprano and educator
1948 - Keith Gull, English microbiologist and academic
1948 - Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor and producer
1949 - Robert Axelrod, American actor and screenwriter
1949 - Andrew Clements, American author and educator
1949 - Brian Kidd, English footballer and coach
1949 - Francis Rossi, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Status Quo)
1949 - Cotter Smith, American actor
1950 - Rebbie Jackson, American singer and actress
1951 - Peter Chernin, American businessman
1952 - Alan Langlands, Scottish academic
1952 - Zeituni Onyango, Kenyan-American computer programmer (died 2014)
1953 - Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor and screenwriter (died 2008)
1953 - Giles Clarke, English businessman
1953 - Danny Elfman, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Oingo Boingo)
1954 - Robert Beaser, American composer and educator
1954 - Jerry Moran, American lawyer and politician
1955 - Frank Baumgartl, German runner (died 2010)
1955 - John Hinckley Jr., American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan
1955 - David Kirschner, American animator, producer, and author
1955 - Mike Porcaro, American bass player (Toto) (died 2015)
1955 - Gordon Rintoul, Scottish historian and curator
1955 - Ken Schrader, American race car driver and sportscaster
1956 - Mark Lyall Grant, English diplomat, British Ambassador to the United Nations
1956 - La Toya Jackson, American singer-songwriter and actress
1957 - Steven Croft, English bishop and theologian
1957 - Jeb Hensarling, American lawyer and politician
1957 - Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iranian film director
1958 - Annette Bening, American actress
1958 - Wayne Duvall, American actor
1958 - Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
1958 - Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, and activist (died 2011)
1958 - Uwe Rapolder, German footballer and coach
1958 - Mike Stenhouse, American baseball player and sportscaster
1959 - Rupert Everett, English actor and novelist
1959 - Steve Hanley, Irish-English bass player and songwriter (The Fall and Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
1959 - Adrian Paul, English actor and producer
1960 - Thomas Baumer, Swiss economist and academic
1960 - Neil Crone, Canadian actor
1960 - Mike Freer, English politician
1960 - Carol Kirkwood, Scottish journalist
1961 - Melissa Etheridge, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist
1961 - John Miceli, American drummer (Neverland Express)
1962 - Fandi Ahmad, Singaporean footballer, coach, and manager
1962 - Eric Davis, American baseball player
1962 - John D. LeMay, American actor
1962 - Chloé Sainte-Marie, Canadian actress and singer
1963 - Blaze Bayley, English singer-songwriter (Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane)
1963 - Tracey E. Bregman, German-American actress
1963 - Zhu Jianhua, Chinese high jumper
1963 - Ukyo Katayama, Japanese race car driver
1963 - Claude Loiselle, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1963 - Lisa Whelchel, American actress
1964 - Howard Mills III, American academic and politician
1967 - Noel Gallagher, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Oasis and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)
1967 - Mike Keane, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1967 - Steven Levitt, American economist, author, and academic
1967 - Iñaki Ochoa de Olza, Spanish mountaineer (died 2008)
1968 - Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician
1968 - Tate George, American basketball player
1968 - Jessica Morden, English politician
1969 - Chan Kinchla, Canadian guitarist (Blues Traveler)
1970 - Roberto Di Matteo, Italian footballer and manager
1971 - Éric Lucas, Canadian boxer
1971 - Bernd Mayländer, German race car driver
1971 - Jo Beth Taylor, Australian actress and television host
1971 - Rob Womack, English shot putter and discus thrower
1972 - Közi, Japanese singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Malice Mizer and Eve of Destiny)
1972 - Stanislas, French singer-songwriter (Circus)
1972 - Bill Curley, American basketball player and coach
1972 - Simon Jones, English singer and bass player (The Verve, The Shining, and Black Submarine)
1973 - Anthony Azizi, American actor
1973 - Tomoko Kaneda, Japanese voice actress, singer, and radio personality
1973 - Mark Lee, American guitarist and songwriter (Third Day)
1974 - Steve Cardenas, American martial artist and retired actor
1974 - Stephen Larkham, Australian rugby player and coach
1974 - Aaron McGruder, American author and cartoonist
1974 - Myf Warhurst, Australian radio and television host
1974 - Jenny Willott, English politician
1975 - Jason Allison, Canadian ice hockey player
1975 - Mel B, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Spice Girls)
1975 - Natarsha Belling, Australian journalist
1975 - David Burtka, American actor and chef
1975 - Sven Kubis, German footballer
1975 - Sarah Millican, English comedian
1975 - Anthony Wall, English golfer
1976 - Caçapa, Brazilian footballer and manager
1976 - Jerry Hairston, Jr., American baseball player and sportscaster
1976 - Raef LaFrentz, American basketball player
1976 - Yegor Titov, Russian footballer
1977 - Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer
1977 - Marco Cassetti, Italian footballer
1977 - António Lebo Lebo, Angolan footballer
1978 - Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player
1978 - Lorenzo Odone, American Adrenoleukodystrophy patient (died 2008)
1978 - Adam Rickitt, English singer (5th Story)
1979 - Arne Friedrich, German footballer
1979 - Brian Kendrick, American wrestler
1979 - Ahmad Latiff Khamaruddin, Singaporean footballer
1979 - John Rheinecker, American baseball player
1980 - Ernesto Farías, Argentinian footballer
1980 - Shugo Tokumaru, Japanese singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
1981 - Andrey Arshavin, Russian footballer
1981 - Justin Chon, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1982 - Ailyn, Spanish singer-songwriter (Sirenia)
1982 - Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model
1982 - Nataliya Dobrynska, Ukrainian heptathlete
1982 - Matt Macri, American baseball player
1982 - Kim Tae-kyun, South Korean baseball player
1983 - Jean Makoun, Cameroonian footballer
1983 - Alberto Medina, Mexican footballer
1984 - Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player
1984 - Funmi Jimoh, American long jumper
1984 - Andreas Schäffer, German footballer
1985 - Nathan Horton, Canadian ice hockey player
1987 - Issac Luke, New Zealand rugby league player
1987 - Kelvin Maynard, Dutch footballer
1987 - Noah Reid, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1987 - Rui Sampaio, Portuguese footballer
1988 - Muath Al-Kasasbeh, Jordanian captain and pilot (died 2015)
1988 - Cheng Fei, Chinese gymnast
1988 - Steve Mason, Canadian ice hockey player
1989 - Ezekiel Ansah, Ghanaian-American football player
1989 - Diego Barisone, Argentinian footballer (died 2015)
1989 - Riley Keough, American model and actress
1989 - Brandon Mychal Smith, American actor, singer, and dancer
1990 - Ramil Guliyev, Azeri-Turkish sprinter
1991 - Kristen Alderson, American actress and singer
1991 - Saori Hayami, Japanese voice actress and singer
1991 - Tom Ljungman, Swedish actor
1991 - Steven Matz, American baseball player
1992 - Sarah Moundir, Swiss tennis player
1999 - Yuuri Rukawa, Japanese actress

Deaths

1259 - Christopher I of Denmark (born 1219)
1379 - Henry II of Castile (born 1334)
1405 - Philippe de Mézières, French soldier and author (born 1327)
1425 - Hongxi Emperor of China (born 1378)
1453 - Constantine XI Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (born 1404)
1500 - Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer and navigator (born 1451)
1546 - David Beaton, Scottish cardinal and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (born 1494)
1593 - John Penry, Welsh martyr (born 1559)
1660 - Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician and academic (born 1615)
1691 - Cornelis Tromp, Dutch admiral (born 1629)
1790 - Israel Putnam, American general (born 1718)
1796 - Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish general and politician (born 1720)
1814 - Joséphine de Beauharnais, French wife of Napoleon (born 1763)
1829 - Humphry Davy, English-Swiss chemist and academic (born 1778)
1847 - Emmanuel de Grouchy, Marquis de Grouchy, French general (born 1766)
1866 - Winfield Scott, American general, lawyer, and politician (born 1786)
1873 - Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine (born 1870)
1892 - Bahá'u'lláh, Persian religious leader, founded the Bahá'í Faith (born 1817)
1896 - Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist and academic (born 1814)
1903 - Bruce Price, American architect, designed the Château Frontenac and American Surety Building (born 1845)
1910 - Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (born 1837)
1911 - W. S. Gilbert, English playwright and poet (born 1836)
1914 - Laurence Sydney Brodribb Irving, English author and playwright (born 1871)
1914 - Henry Seton-Karr, English explorer, hunter, and author (born 1853)
1917 - Kate Harrington, American poet and educator (born 1831)
1919 - Robert Bacon, American colonel and politician, 39th United States Secretary of State (born 1860)
1920 - Carlos Deltour, French rower (born 1864)
1921 - Abbott Handerson Thayer, American painter and educartor (born 1849)
1935 - Josef Suk, Czech violinist and composer (born 1874)
1939 - Ursula Ledóchowska, Austrian-Polish nun and saint, founded the Congregation of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus (born 1865)
1941 - Léo-Pol Morin, Canadian pianist, composer, and educator (born 1892)
1942 - John Barrymore, American actor and singer (born 1882)
1946 - Martin Gottfried Weiss, German SS officer (born 1905)
1948 - May Whitty, English actress (born 1865)
1951 - Fanny Brice, American singer and comedian (born 1891)
1951 - Dimitrios Levidis, Greek-French soldier and composer (born 1885)
1953 - Man Mountain Dean, American wrestler and actor (born 1891)
1953 - Morgan Russell, American painter and educator (born 1886)
1958 - Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1881)
1963 - Netta Muskett, English author (born 1887)
1966 - Ignace Lepp, Estonian-French priest and psychologist (born 1909)
1968 - Arnold Susi, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (born 1896)
1970 - John Gunther, American journalist and author (born 1901)
1970 - Eva Hesse, German-American sculptor and educator (born 1936)
1972 - Moe Berg, American baseball player, coach, and spy (born 1902)
1972 - Prithviraj Kapoor, Pakistani-Indian actor and director (born 1906)
1972 - Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-American engineer and academic (born 1878)
1973 - George Harriman, English businessman (born 1908)
1973 - P. Ramlee, Malaysian actor, director, producer, and composer (born 1922)
1975 - Kurt Großkurth, German actor and singer (born 1909)
1977 - Ba Maw, Burmese politician, Prime Minister of Burma (born 1893)
1979 - Mary Pickford, Canadian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded United Artists (born 1892)
1979 - John H. Wood, Jr., American lawyer and judge (born 1916)
1982 - Romy Schneider, Austrian actress and singer (born 1938)
1987 - Charan Singh, Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of India (born 1902)
1988 - Salem bin Laden, Saudi Arabian businessman (born 1946)
1989 - John Cipollina, American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Dinosaurs, and Man) (born 1943)
1989 - George C. Homans, American sociologist and academic (born 1910)
1993 - Billy Conn, American boxer (born 1917)
1994 - Erich Honecker, German lawyer and politician (born 1912)
1996 - Tamara Toumanova, Siberian-American ballerina and actress (born 1919)
1997 - Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gods and Monsters) (born 1966)
1997 - George Fenneman, Chinese-American radio and television announcer (born 1919)
1998 - Barry Goldwater, American general and politician (born 1909)
2003 - David Jefferies, English motorcycle racer (born 1972)
2004 - Archibald Cox, American lawyer and politician, 31st United States Solicitor General (born 1912)
2004 - Samuel Dash, American academic and politician (born 1925)
2005 - John D'Amico, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (born 1937)
2005 - Hamilton Naki, South African surgeon (born 1926)
2005 - George Rochberg, American soldier and composer (born 1918)
2006 - Jacques Bouchard, Canadian businessman (born 1930)
2006 - Steve Mizerak, American pool player (born 1944)
2007 - Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (born 1938)
2007 - Lois Browne-Evans, Bermudian lawyer and politician (born 1927)
2008 - Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey player (born 1987)
2008 - Harvey Korman, American actor, singer, and director (born 1927)
2009 - Karine Ruby, French snowboarder (born 1978)
2010 - Dennis Hopper, American actor, director, and screenwriter (born 1936)
2011 - Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazian politician, 2nd President of Abkhazia (born 1949)
2011 - Bill Clements, American soldier and politician, 42nd Governor of Texas (born 1917)
2011 - Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian academic and politician, 14th President of Hungary (born 1931)
2012 - Mark Minkov, Russian composer (born 1944)
2012 - Kaneto Shindo, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (born 1912)
2012 - Jim Unger, English-Canadian illustrator (born 1937)
2012 - Doc Watson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (born 1923)
2013 - Richard Ballantine, American-English journalist and author (born 1940)
2013 - Françoise Blanchard, French actress (born 1954)
2013 - Andrew Greeley, American priest, sociologist, and author (born 1928)
2013 - Mulgrew Miller, American pianist and composer (born 1955)
2013 - Henry Morgentaler, Polish-Canadian physician and activist (born 1923)
2013 - Franca Rame, Italian actress and playwright (born 1928)
2013 - Ludwig G. Strauss, German physician and academic (born 1949)
2013 - Wali-ur-Rehman, Pakistani commander (born 1970)
2014 - Karlheinz Böhm, German-Austrian actor (born 1928)
2014 - Christine Charbonneau, Canadian singer-songwriter (born 1943)
2014 - Walter Jakob Gehring, Swiss biologist and academic (born 1939)
2014 - Peter Glaser, Czech-American scientist and engineer (born 1923)
2014 - Miljenko Prohaska, Croatian composer and conductor (born 1925)
2014 - Herman Rattliff, American businessman and politician (born 1926)
2014 - William M. Roth, American businessman (born 1916)
2015 - Henry Carr, American football player and sprinter (born 1942)
2015 - Doris Hart, American tennis player (born 1925)
2015 - Betsy Palmer, American actress (born 1926)


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