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On This Day

Today is 21 June 2018, and this is some of what happened.

Events

533 - A Byzantine expeditionary fleet under Belisarius sails from Constantinople to attack the Vandals in Africa, via Greece and Sicily.
1307 - Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan.
1529 - French forces are driven out of northern Italy by Spain at the Battle of Landriano during the War of the League of Cognac.
1582 - Sengoku period: Oda Nobunaga, the most powerful of the Japanese daimyo, was forced to commit suicide by his own general Akechi Mitsuhide.
1621 - Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
1734 - In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of setting the fire that destroyed much of the city.
1749 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
1768 - James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
1788 - New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the ninth state in the United States.
1791 - King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
1798 - Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
1813 - Peninsular War: Wellington defeats Joseph Bonaparte at the Battle of Vitoria.
1824 - Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
1826 - Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
1848 - In the Wallachian Revolution, Ion Heliade Redulescu and Christian Tell issue the Proclamation of Islaz and create a new republican government.
1854 - The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands.
1864 - American Civil War: The Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road begins.
1864 - New Zealand land wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
1877 - The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
1898 - The United States captures Guam from Spain.
1900 - Boxer Rebellion. China formally declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Empress Dowager Cixi.
1915 - The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down Oklahoma grandfather clause legislation which had the effect of denying the right to vote to blacks.
1919 - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg general strike.
1919 - Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.
1929 - An agreement brokered by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow ends the Cristero War in Mexico.
1930 - One-year conscription comes into force in France.
1940 - The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1942 - World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
1942 - World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by Japan against the United States mainland.
1945 - World War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends when the organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.
1952 - The Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce, later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
1957 - Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first female Cabinet Minister.
1963 - Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is elected as Pope Paul VI.
1964 - Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
1970 - Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy, largest ever US corporate bankruptcy up to this date.
1973 - In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller test for obscenity in U.S. law.
1977 - Bülent Ecevit, of the CHP forms the new government of Turkey.
1982 - John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
2000 - Section 28 (of the Local Government Act 1988), outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom, is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
2001 - A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
2004 - SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
2005 - Edgar Ray Killen, who had previously been acquitted for the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner, is convicted of manslaughter 41 years afterwards (the case had been reopened in 2004).
2006 - Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra.
2009 - Greenland assumes self-rule.
2012 - A boat carrying more than 200 refugees capsized in the Indian Ocean between the Indonesian island of Java and Christmas Island, killing 17 people and leaving 70 others missing.

Births

1002 - Pope Leo IX (died 1054)
1226 - Boleslaw V the Chaste of Poland (died 1279)
1528 - Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress (died 1603)
1535 - Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist (died 1596)
1639 - Increase Mather, American minister and author (died 1723)
1646 - Maria Francisca of Savoy (died 1683)
1676 - Anthony Collins, English philosopher and author (died 1729)
1703 - Joseph Lieutaud, French physician and anatomist (died 1780)
1706 - John Dollond, English optician and astronomer (died 1761)
1710 - James Short, Scottish-English mathematician and optician (died 1768)
1712 - Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (died 1790)
1730 - Motoori Norinaga, Japanese poet and scholar (died 1801)
1732 - Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German pianist and composer (died 1791)
1736 - Enoch Poor, American general (died 1780)
1738 - Gottlieb Christoph Harless, German linguist and scholar (died 1815)
1741 - Prince Benedetto, Duke of Chablais (died 1808)
1750 - Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, French sculptor and illustrator (died 1818)
1759 - Alexander J. Dallas, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Secretary of the Treasury (died 1817)
1763 - Pierre Paul Royer-Collard, French philosopher and academic (died 1845)
1764 - Sidney Smith, English admiral and politician (died 1840)
1774 - Daniel D. Tompkins, American lawyer and politician, 6th Vice President of the United States (died 1825)
1781 - Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (died 1840)
1786 - Charles Edward Horn, English singer-songwriter (died 1849)
1788 - Princess Augusta of Bavaria (died 1850)
1791 - Robert Napier, Scottish engineer and educator (died 1876)
1792 - Ferdinand Christian Baur, German theologian and scholar (died 1860)
1797 - Wilhelm Küchelbecker, Russian poet and author (died 1846)
1805 - Charles Thomas Jackson, American physician and geologist (died 1880)
1811 - Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist and neurophysiologist (died 1868)
1814 - Anton Nuhn, German anatomist and academic (died 1889)
1823 - Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (died 1873)
1825 - Thomas Edward Cliffe Leslie, Irish economist and jurist (died 1882)
1825 - William Stubbs, English bishop and historian (died 1901)
1828 - Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist and academic (died 1904)
1834 - Frans de Cort, Flemish poet and author (died 1878)
1834 - Elizabeth Jane Caulfeild, Countess of Charlemont (died 1882)
1839 - Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (died 1908)
1845 - Arthur Cowper Ranyard, English astrophysicist and astronomer (died 1894)
1846 - Marion Adams-Acton, Scottish-English author and playwright (died 1928)
1850 - Daniel Carter Beard, American author and illustrator, co-founded the Boy Scouts of America (died 1941)
1850 - Enrico Cecchetti, Italian ballet dancer (died 1928)
1857 - Hugh Newall, English astrophysicist and academic (died 1944)
1858 - Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor and educator (died 1928)
1859 - Henry Ossawa Tanner, American-French painter and illustrator (died 1937)
1862 - Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai historian and author (died 1943)
1863 - Max Wolf, German astronomer and academic (died 1932)
1864 - Heinrich Wölfflin, Swiss historian and critic (died 1945)
1865 - Herbert Brewer, English organist and composer (died 1928)
1867 - Oscar Florianus Bluemner, German-American painter and illustrator (died 1938)
1868 - Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist and anatomist (died 1946)
1870 - Clara Immerwahr, Polish-German chemist and academic (died 1915)
1870 - Anthony Michell, English-Australian engineer (died 1959)
1874 - Jacob Linzbach, Estonian linguist and author (died 1953)
1876 - Willem Hendrik Keesom, Dutch physicist and academic (died 1956)
1880 - Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician (died 1961)
1880 - Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, English economist and civil servant (died 1941)
1882 - Lluís Companys, Spanish lawyer and politician, 123rd President of Catalonia (died 1940)
1882 - Adrianus de Jong, Dutch fencer and soldier (died 1966)
1882 - Rockwell Kent, American painter and illustrator (died 1971)
1883 - Feodor Gladkov, Russian author and educator (died 1958)
1883 - Daisy Turner, American author and poet (died 1988)
1884 - Claude Auchinleck, English field marshal (died 1981)
1885 - Oliver Chase Quick, English priest and theologian (died 1944)
1887 - Norman L. Bowen, Canadian geologist and petrologist (died 1956)
1889 - Ralph Craig, American sprinter and sailor (died 1972)
1890 - Frank S. Land, American businessman, founded DeMolay International (died 1959)
1891 - Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian architect and engineer, co-designed the Pirelli Tower and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (died 1979)
1891 - Hermann Scherchen, German-Swiss viola player and conductor (died 1966)
1892 - Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian and academic (died 1971)
1893 - Alois Hába, Czech composer and educator (died 1973)
1894 - F. R. G. Heaf, English physician and academic (died 1973)
1894 - Milward Kennedy, English journalist and civil servant (died 1968)
1896 - Charles Momsen, American admiral, invented the Momsen lung (died 1967)
1898 - Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and author (died 1964)
1899 - Pavel Haas, Czech composer (died 1944)
1899 - Miles Watson, 2nd Baron Manton, English horse breeder (died 1968)
1902 - Howie Morenz, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (died 1937)
1903 - Hermann Engelhard, German runner and coach (died 1984)
1903 - Al Hirschfeld, American painter and illustrator (died 2003)
1905 - Jacques Goddet, French journalist (died 2000)
1905 - Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and author (died 1980)
1906 - Helene Costello, American actress (died 1957)
1906 - Nusch Éluard, French model, painter, and photographer (died 1946)
1906 - Harold Spina, American composer (died 1997)
1906 - Grete Sultan, German-American pianist and educator (died 2005)
1908 - William Frankena, American philosopher and academic (died 1994)
1909 - Helmut Möckel, German soldier and politician (died 1945)
1910 - Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Russian poet and author (died 1971)
1911 - Irving Fein, American producer and manager (died 2012)
1911 - Chester Wilmot, Australian journalist and historian (died 1954)
1912 - Kazimierz Leski, Polish pilot and engineer (died 2000)
1912 - Mary McCarthy, American novelist and critic (died 1989)
1912 - Vishnu Prabhakar, Indian author and playwright (died 2009)
1913 - Madihe Pannaseeha Thero, Sri Lankan monk and scholar (died 2003)
1914 - William Vickrey, Canadian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1996)
1915 - Jean Bastien, French professional footballer (died 1969)
1915 - Wilhelm Gliese, German soldier and astronomer (died 1993)
1916 - Joseph Cyril Bamford, English businessman, founded J. C. Bamford (died 2001)
1916 - Herbert Friedman, American physicist and astronomer (died 2000)
1916 - Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (died 1977)
1918 - Robert A. Boyd, Canadian engineer (died 2006)
1918 - Kasper Idland, Norwegian lieutenant (died 1968)
1918 - James Joll, English historian, author, and academic (died 1994)
1918 - Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt, German soldier (died 2000)
1918 - Eddie Lopat, American baseball player, coach, and manager (died 1992)
1918 - J. Clyde Mitchell, English sociologist and anthropologist (died 1995)
1918 - Dee Molenaar, American mountaineer, painter, and author
1918 - Robert Roosa, American economist and academic (died 1993)
1918 - Tibor Szele, Hungarian mathematician and academic (died 1955)
1918 - Josephine Webb, American engineer
1919 - Antonia Mesina, Italian martyr and saint (died 1935)
1919 - Gérard Pelletier, Canadian journalist and politician (died 1997)
1919 - Vladimir Simagin, Russian chess player and coach (died 1968)
1919 - Paolo Soleri, Italian-American architect, designed the Cosanti (died 2013)
1920 - Hans Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skater
1921 - Jean de Broglie, French politician (died 1976)
1921 - Judy Holliday, American actress and singer (died 1965)
1921 - Jane Russell, American actress and singer (died 2011)
1921 - William Edwin Self, American actor, producer, and production manager (died 2010)
1922 - Heino Lipp, Estonian decathlete, shot putter, and discus thrower (died 2006)
1923 - Peter Flanigan, American banker and civil servant (died 2013)
1923 - Jacques Hébert, Canadian journalist and politician (died 2007)
1924 - Wally Fawkes, Canadian-English clarinet player and cartoonist
1924 - Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and historian (died 2006)
1924 - Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalyst and academic (died 2012)
1924 - Max McNab, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (died 2007)
1925 - Giovanni Spadolini, Italian journalist and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (died 1994)
1925 - Maureen Stapleton, American actress (died 2006)
1926 - George A. Burton, American soldier, accountant, and politician (died 2014)
1926 - Conrad Hall, French-American cinematographer (died 2003)
1927 - Carl Stokes, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Seychelles (died 1996)
1928 - Wolfgang Haken, German-American mathematician and academic
1929 - Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (died 1977)
1929 - Alexandre Lagoya, Egyptian-Greek guitarist and composer (died 1999)
1930 - Gerald Kaufman, English journalist and politician, Shadow Foreign Secretary
1930 - Mike McCormack, American football player and coach (died 2013)
1931 - Margaret Heckler, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
1931 - Barbara Levick, English historian and author
1932 - Bernard Ingham, English journalist and civil servant
1932 - Lalo Schifrin, Argentinian pianist, composer, and conductor
1933 - Bernie Kopell, American actor and comedian
1935 - Françoise Sagan, French author and playwright (died 2004)
1937 - John Edrich, English cricketer and coach
1938 - Eddie Adcock, American singer and banjo player (The Country Gentlemen)
1938 - Don Black, English songwriter
1938 - John W. Dower, American historian and author
1938 - Michael M. Richter, German mathematician and computer scientist
1939 - Rubén Berríos, Puerto Rican-American lawyer and politician
1940 - Mariette Hartley, American actress and television personality
1940 - Michael Ruse, Canadian philosopher and academic
1941 - Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Indian bishop
1941 - Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1941 - Cecil Gordon, American race car driver (died 2012)
1941 - Lyman Ward, Canadian actor
1942 - Clive Brooke, Baron Brooke of Alverthorpe, English businessman and politician
1942 - Dan Henning, American football player and coach
1942 - Marjorie Margolies, American journalist and politician
1942 - Henry S. Taylor, American author and poet
1942 - Togo D. West, Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
1943 - Salomé, Spanish singer
1943 - Eumir Deodato, Brazilian pianist, composer, and producer
1943 - Diane Marleau, Canadian accountant and politician, Canadian Minister of Health (died 2013)
1943 - Brian Sternberg, American pole vaulter (died 2013)
1944 - Ray Davies, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks)
1944 - Tony Scott, English-American director and producer (died 2012)
1944 - Corinna Tsopei, Greek model and actress, Miss Universe 1964
1945 - Robert Dewar, English-American computer scientist and academic (died 2015)
1945 - Adam Zagajewski, Polish author and poet
1946 - Piotr Domaradzki, Polish-American historian and journalist (died 2015)
1946 - Rob Dyson, American race car driver
1946 - Per Eklund, Swedish race car driver
1946 - Kate Hoey, Northern Irish-British academic and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics
1946 - Brenda Holloway, American singer-songwriter
1946 - Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian actor, director, and screenwriter (died 2007)
1946 - Malcolm Rifkind, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
1946 - Maurice Saatchi, Baron Saatchi, Iraqi-British businessman, founded M and C Saatchi and Saatchi and Saatchi
1947 - Meredith Baxter, American actress
1947 - Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, judge, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1947 - Michael Gross, American actor
1947 - Joey Molland, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Badfinger and Natural Gas)
1947 - Fernando Savater, Spanish philosopher and author
1948 - Don Airey, English keyboardist (Rainbow (band); Ozzy Osbourne; Deep Purple)
1948 - Leon Everette, American country singer
1948 - Ian McEwan, English novelist and screenwriter
1948 - Lionel Rose, Australian boxer and singer (died 2011)
1948 - Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish author and translator
1948 - Philippe Sarde, French composer and conductor
1949 - John Agard, Guyanese-English author, poet, and playwright
1949 - Derek Emslie, Lord Kingarth, Scottish lawyer and judge
1950 - Anne Carson, Canadian poet and academic
1950 - Joey Kramer, American drummer and songwriter (Aerosmith)
1950 - Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950 - Enn Reitel, Scottish actor and screenwriter
1950 - Trygve Thue, Norwegian guitarist and record producer
1950 - John Paul Young, Scottish-Australian singer
1951 - Jim Douglas, American academic and politician, 80th Governor of Vermont
1951 - Terence Etherton, English lawyer and judge
1951 - Alan Hudson, English footballer
1951 - Nils Lofgren, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (E Street Band and Crazy Horse)
1951 - Lenore Manderson, Australian anthropologist and academic
1951 - Mona-Lisa Pursiainen, Finnish sprinter (died 2000)
1952 - Judith Bingham, English singer-songwriter
1952 - Jeremy Coney, New Zealand-English cricketer and sportscaster
1952 - Patrick Dunleavy, English political scientist and academic
1953 - Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani financier and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan (died 2007)
1954 - Chitra Gajadin, Surinamese author and poet
1954 - Mar Gudmundsson, Icelandic economist
1954 - Mark Kimmitt, American general and politician, 16th Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
1954 - Anne Kirkbride, English actress (died 2015)
1954 - Robert Menasse, Austrian author and academic
1955 - Tim Bray, Canadian software developer and businessman, co-founded the Open Text Corporation
1955 - Jean-Pierre Mader, French singer-songwriter and producer
1955 - Michel Platini, French footballer and manager
1957 - Berkeley Breathed, American author and illustrator
1957 - Mark Brzezicki, English drummer (Big Country, The Cult, Ultravox, and Procol Harum)
1957 - Lucien DeBlois, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1957 - Vladimir Romanovsky, Russian canoe racer (died 2013)
1957 - Luis Antonio Tagle, Filipino cardinal
1958 - Víctor Montoya, Bolivian journalist and author
1958 - Gennady Padalka, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1959 - John Baron, English captain and politician
1959 - Tom Chambers, American basketball player and sportscaster
1959 - Marcella Detroit, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Shakespear's Sister)
1959 - Kathy Mattea, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959 - Nimr al-Nimr, Saudi Shia Sheikh (died 2016)
1961 - Manu Chao, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Mano Negra, Hot Pants, and Los Carayos)
1961 - Sascha Konietzko, German keyboard player and producer (KMFDM, MDFMK, Excessive Force, Schwein, and KGC)
1961 - Kip Winger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Winger)
1962 - Viktor Tsoi, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Kino) (died 1990)
1963 - Luc(as) de Groot, Dutch graphic designer and typographer
1963 - Dario Marianelli, Italian pianist and composer
1964 - David Morrissey, English actor and director
1964 - Dimitris Papaioannou, Greek director and choreographer
1964 - Dean Saunders, Welsh footballer and manager
1964 - Doug Savant, American actor
1965 - David Beerling, English biologist and academic
1965 - Yang Liwei, Chinese general, pilot, and astronaut
1965 - Ewen McKenzie, Australian rugby player and coach
1965 - Lana Wachowski, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1966 - Gretchen Carlson, American model and journalist, Miss America 1989
1966 - Sergey Grishin, Russian engineer and businessman
1966 - Mancow Muller, American radio host and actor
1967 - Jim Breuer, American comedian, actor, and producer
1967 - Derrick Coleman, American basketball player and sportscaster
1967 - Pierre Omidyar, French-American businessman, founded eBay
1967 - Carrie Preston, American actress, director, and producer
1967 - Yingluck Shinawatra, Thai businesswoman and politician, 28th Prime Minister of Thailand
1968 - Sonique, English singer-songwriter and DJ
1969 - Harun Isa, Albanian footballer
1970 - Eric Reed, American pianist and composer (Black Note)
1970 - Pete Rock, American rapper and producer (Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth)
1971 - Anette Olzon, Swedish singer (Nightwish and Alyson Avenue)
1972 - Nobuharu Asahara, Japanese sprinter and long jumper
1972 - Neil Doak, Northern Irish cricketer and rugby player
1972 - Irene van Dyk, South African-New Zealand netball player
1973 - Juliette Lewis, American actress and singer (Juliette and the Licks)
1973 - John Mitchell, English guitarist, vocalist and songwriter (It Bites, Arena, Frost*, and John Wetton)
1973 - Pascal Rhéaume, Canadian ice hockey player
1974 - Natasha Desborough, English radio host, producer, and author
1974 - Neely Jenkins, American singer and bass player (Park Ave. and Tilly and the Wall)
1974 - Rob Kelly, American football player
1974 - Craig Lowndes, Australian race car driver
1974 - Eero Palm, Estonian architect
1974 - Flavio Roma, Italian footballer
1975 - Leila Lindholm, Swedish chef and author
1976 - Antonio Cochran, American football player
1976 - Shelley Craft, Australian television host
1976 - Mike Einziger, American guitarist and songwriter (Incubus and Time Lapse Consortium)
1976 - Nigel Lappin, Australian footballer and coach
1977 - Michael Gomez, Irish boxer
1977 - Jochen Hecht, German ice hockey player
1977 - Sarah Slean, Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
1978 - Matt Kuchar, American golfer
1978 - Cristiano Lupatelli, Italian footballer
1979 - Kostas Katsouranis, Greek footballer
1979 - Chris Pratt, American actor
1979 - Robert Sidoli, Welsh rugby player
1980 - Luca Anania, Italian footballer
1980 - Michael Crocker, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1980 - Richard Jefferson, American basketball player
1980 - Sendy Rleal, Dominican baseball player
1981 - David Bortolussi, French-Italian rugby player
1981 - Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player
1981 - Simon Delestre, French equestrian
1981 - Brandon Flowers, American singer-songwriter (The Killers)
1981 - Garrett Jones, American baseball player
1981 - Brad Walker, American pole vaulter
1982 - Lee Dae-ho, South Korean baseball player
1982 - Rob Mills, Australian singer-songwriter and actor
1982 - Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
1983 - Marlon Davis, English comedian and actor
1983 - Edward Snowden, American activist and academic
1984 - LaRoche Jackson, American football player
1984 - Franck Perera, French race car driver
1985 - Kris Allen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1985 - Sharna Burgess, Australian dancer and choreographer
1985 - Lana Del Rey, American singer-songwriter
1985 - Sentayehu Ejigu, Ethiopian runner
1985 - Anthony Morelli, American football player
1985 - Byron Schammer, Australian footballer
1985 - Joosep Toome, Estonian basketball player
1986 - Hideaki Wakui, Japanese baseball player
1987 - Pablo Barrera, Mexican footballer
1987 - Sebastian Prödl, Austrian footballer
1987 - Kim Ryeowook, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (Super Junior and Super Junior-M)
1987 - Dale Thomas, Australian footballer
1988 - Allyssa DeHaan, American basketball and volleyball player
1988 - Alejandro Ramírez, Costa Rican-American chess player
1988 - Tunnet Taimla, Estonian renju player
1988 - Paolo Tornaghi, Italian footballer
1989 - Abubaker Kaki, Sudanese runner
1989 - Patrick Schönfeld, German footballer
1990 - Pietro Baccolo, Italian footballer
1990 - Kasumi Suzuki, Japanese actress
1991 - Gaël Kakuta, French footballer
1992 - Warren Cummings Smith, American-Estonian skier
1992 - Max Schneider, American singer-songwriter and actor
1993 - Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Danish model
1993 - Reni Takagi, Japanese singer (Momoiro Clover Z)
2001 - Alexandra Obolentseva, Russian chess player
2011 - Lil Bub, American celebrity cat

Deaths

1040 - Fulk III, Count of Anjou (born 972)
1171 - Walter de Luci, French-English monk (born 1103)
1208 - Philip of Swabia (born 1177)
1305 - Wenceslaus II of Bohemia (born 1271)
1377 - Edward III of England (born 1312)
1421 - Jean Le Maingre, French general (born 1366)
1521 - Leonardo Loredan, Italian politician, 76th Doge of Venice (born 1436)
1527 - Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and author (born 1469)
1529 - John Skelton, English poet and educator (born 1460)
1547 - Sebastiano del Piombo, Italian painter and educator (born 1485)
1558 - Piero Strozzi, Italian general (born 1510)
1582 - Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (born 1534)
1591 - Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian saint (born 1568)
1596 - Jean Liebault, French agronomist and physician (born 1535)
1621 - Louis III, Cardinal of Guise (born 1575)
1621 - Kryštof Harant, Czech soldier and composer (born 1564)
1631 - John Smith, English admiral and explorer (born 1580)
1652 - Inigo Jones, English architect, designed the Queen's House and Wilton House (born 1573)
1661 - Andrea Sacchi, Italian painter (born 1599)
1737 - Matthieu Marais, French author, critic, and jurist (born 1664)
1738 - Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (born 1674)
1796 - Richard Gridley, American soldier and engineer (born 1710)
1824 - Étienne Aignan, French playwright and translator (born 1773)
1865 - Frances Adeline Seward, American wife of William H. Seward (born 1824)
1874 - Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist and astronomer (born 1814)
1876 - Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mexican general and politician 8th President of Mexico (born 1794)
1880 - Theophilus H. Holmes, American general (born 1804)
1893 - Leland Stanford, American businessman and politician, 8th Governor of California (born 1824)
1908 - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer and educator (born 1844)
1914 - Bertha von Suttner, Austrian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1843)
1917 - Matthias Zurbriggen, Swiss mountaineer (born 1856)
1926 - Lorne Currie, French-English sailor (born 1871)
1929 - Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse, English sociologist, journalist, and academic (born 1864)
1934 - Thorne Smith, American author (born 1892)
1935 - Alice Brown Davis, Seminole chief (born 1852)
1940 - Smedley Butler, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (born 1881)
1940 - Édouard Vuillard, French painter (born 1868)
1951 - Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer (born 1867)
1951 - Gustave Sandras, French gymnast (born 1872)
1952 - Wop May, Canadian captain and pilot (born 1896)
1954 - Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American engineer, developed the zipper (born 1880)
1957 - Claude Farrère, French captain and author (born 1876)
1957 - Johannes Stark, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1874)
1964 - James Chaney, American civil rights activist (born 1943)
1964 - Andrew Goodman, American civil rights activist (born 1943)
1964 - Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist (born 1939)
1969 - Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (born 1934)
1970 - Sukarno, Indonesian engineer and politician, 1st President of Indonesia (born 1901)
1970 - Piers Courage, English race car driver (born 1942)
1976 - Margaret Herrick, American librarian (born 1902)
1979 - Angus MacLise, American drummer and songwriter (Velvet Underground and Theatre of Eternal Music) (born 1938)
1980 - Bert Kaempfert, German conductor and composer (born 1923)
1981 - Don Figlozzi, American illustrator and animator (born 1909)
1985 - Hector Boyardee, Italian-American chef and businessman, founded Chef Boyardee (born 1897)
1985 - Tage Erlander, Swedish lieutenant and politician, 25th Prime Minister of Sweden (born 1901)
1986 - Assi Rahbani, Lebanese singer-songwriter and producer (Rahbani brothers) (born 1923)
1987 - Madman Muntz, American engineer and businessman, founded the Muntz Car Company (born 1914)
1990 - Cedric Belfrage, English-American journalist and author, co-founded the National Guardian (born 1904)
1990 - June Christy, American singer (born 1925)
1992 - Ben Alexander, Australian rugby league player (born 1971)
1992 - Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, Bangladeshi poet, author, and playwright (born 1956)
1992 - Li Xiannian, Chinese captain and politician, 3rd President of the People's Republic of China (born 1909)
1994 - William Wilson Morgan, American astronomer and astrophysicist (born 1906)
1997 - Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, director, and producer (born 1931)
1997 - Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, Mexican trade union leader (born 1900)
1998 - Harry Cranbrook Allen, English historian (born 1917)
1998 - Anastasio Ballestrero, Italian cardinal (born 1913)
1998 - Al Campanis, American baseball player and manager (born 1916)
1999 - Kami, Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer) (born 1973)
2000 - Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American pianist and composer (born 1911)
2001 - John Lee Hooker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (born 1912)
2001 - Soad Hosny, Egyptian actress and singer
2001 - Carroll O'Connor, American actor, director, and producer (born 1924)
2002 - Timothy Findley, Canadian author and playwright (born 1930)
2003 - Jason Moran, Australian mobster (born 1967)
2003 - Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (born 1934)
2003 - Leon Uris, American soldier and author (born 1924)
2004 - Leonel Brizola, Brazilian engineer and politician, Governor of Rio de Janeiro (born 1922)
2004 - Ruth Leach Amonette, American businesswoman (born 1916)
2005 - Jaime Sin, Filipino cardinal (born 1928)
2006 - Jared C. Monti, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (born 1975)
2007 - Bob Evans, American businessman, founded Bob Evans Restaurants (born 1918)
2008 - Scott Kalitta, American race car driver (born 1962)
2008 - Kermit Love, American actor and puppeteer (born 1916)
2010 - Russell Ash, English author (born 1946)
2010 - Irwin Barker, Canadian actor and screenwriter (born 1956)
2011 - Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author and poet (born 1927)
2012 - Richard Adler, American composer and producer (born 1921)
2012 - Abid Hussain, Indian economist and diplomat, Indian Ambassador to the United States (born 1926)
2012 - Sunil Janah, Indian photographer and journalist (born 1918)
2012 - Radha Vinod Raju, Indian police officer (born 1949)
2012 - Anna Schwartz, American economist and author (born 1915)
2012 - Ramaz Shengelia, Georgian footballer (born 1957)
2013 - Diane Clare, English actress (born 1938)
2013 - Margret Göbl, German figure skater (born 1938)
2013 - James P. Gordon, American physicist and academic (born 1928)
2013 - Elliott Reid, American actor and screenwriter (born 1920)
2013 - Wendy Saddington, Australian singer (Chain) (born 1949)
2014 - Gerry Conlon, Northern Irish author and activist (born 1954)
2014 - Yozo Ishikawa, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Defense (born 1925)
2014 - Walter Kieber, Austrian-Liechtenstein politician, 7th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein (born 1931)
2014 - Wong Ho Leng, Malaysian lawyer and politician (born 1959)
2014 - Jimmy C. Newman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (born 1927)
2015 - Darryl Hamilton, American baseball player and sportscaster (born 1964)
2015 - Veijo Meri, Finnish author and poet (born 1928)
2015 - Remo Remotti, Italian actor, playwright, and poet (born 1924)
2015 - Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski, German soldier and politician (born 1932)
2015 - Gunther Schuller, American horn player, composer, and conductor (born 1925)


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