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Historical Events on 20th August, What Happened on August 20th This Day in History

2012:A prison riot in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, kills at least 20 people.
2008:Spanair Flight 5022, from Madrid, Spain to Gran Canaria, skids off the runway and crashes at Barajas Airport. 146 people are killed in the crash, and 8 more die later. Only 18 people survive.
2002:A group of Iraqis opposed to the regime of Saddam Hussein take over the Iraqi Embassy in Berlin, Germany for five hours before releasing their hostages and surrendering.
1998:U.S. embassy bombings: the United States launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
1998:The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.
1997:Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped.
1993:After rounds of secret negotiations in Norway, the Oslo Accords are signed, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month.
1991:Estonia, annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940, issues a decision on the re-establishment of independence on the basis of historical continuity of its pre-World War II statehood.
1991:Dissolution of the Soviet Union, August Coup: more than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union's parliament building protesting the coup aiming to depose President Mikhail Gorbachev.
1989:The O-Bahn Busway in Adelaide, the world's longest guided busway, opens.
1989:The pleasure boat Marchioness sinks on the River Thames following a collision. 51 people are killed.
1988:"Black Saturday" of the Yellowstone fire in Yellowstone National Park
1988:Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1988:Iran–Iraq War: a ceasefire is agreed after almost eight years of war.
1988:The Troubles: Eight British Army soldiers are killed and 28 wounded when their bus is hit by a Provisional Irish Republican Army roadside bomb in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (see Ballygawley bus bombing).
1986:In Edmond, Oklahoma, U.S. Postal employee Patrick Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers and then commits suicide.
1977:Voyager Program: NASA launches the Voyager 2 spacecraft.
1975:Viking Program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.
1968:Soviet Union-dominated Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia, crushing the Prague Spring.
1962:The NS Savannah, the world's first nuclear-powered civilian ship, embarks on its maiden voyage.
1960:Senegal breaks from the Mali Federation, declaring its independence.
1955:In Morocco, a force of Berbers from the Atlas Mountains region of Algeria raid two rural settlements and kill 77 French nationals.
1950:Korean War: United Nations repel an offensive by North Korean divisions attempting to cross the Naktong River and assault the city of Taegu.
1944:World War II: the Battle of Romania begins with a major Soviet Union offensive.
1944:World War II: 168 captured allied airmen, including Phil Lamason, accused by the Gestapo of being "terror fliers", arrive at Buchenwald concentration camp.
1940:British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, containing the line "Never was so much owed by so many to so few".
1940:In Mexico City, Mexico exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is fatally wounded with an ice axe by Ramón Mercader. He dies the next day.
1938:Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam
1926:Japan's public broadcasting company, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK) is established.
1920:The first commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ), begins operations in Detroit, Michigan.
1914:World War I: German forces occupy Brussels.
1910:The Great Fire of 1910 (also commonly referred to as the "Big Blowup" or the "Big Burn") occurs in northeast Washington, northern Idaho (the panhandle), and western Montana, burning approximately 3 million acres (12,000 km2).
1882:Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debuts in Moscow, Russia.
1866:President Andrew Johnson formally declares the American Civil War over.
1858:Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.
1794:Battle of Fallen Timbers
1775:The Spanish establish the Presidio San Augustin del Tucson in the town that became Tucson, Arizona.
1710:War of the Spanish Succession: a multinational army led by the Austrian commander Guido Starhemberg defeats the Spanish-Bourbon army commanded by Alexandre Maître, Marquis de Bay in the Battle of Saragossa.
1707:The first Siege of Pensacola comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida.
1672:Former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague.
1519:Philosopher and general Wang Yangming defeats Zhu Chenhao, ending the Prince of Ning rebellion against the reign of the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde.
1467:The Second Battle of Olmedo takes places as part of a succession conflict between Henry IV of Castile and his half-brother Alfonso, Prince of Asturias.
1391:Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order.
1308:Pope Clement V pardons Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, absolving him of charges of heresy.
1083:Canonization of the first King of Hungary, Saint Stephen and his son Saint Emeric.
1000:The foundation of the Hungarian state by Saint Stephen, celebrated as a National Day in Hungary.
917:Battle of Acheloos: Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria decisively defeats a Byzantine army.
636:Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine away from the Byzantine Empire, marking the first great wave of Muslim conquests and the rapid advance of Islam outside Arabia.
14:Agrippa Postumus, adopted son of the late Roman Emperor Augustus, is executed by his guards while in exile under mysterious circumstances.

August 20 Birthdays, Who born on August 20th


2000 Fátima Ptacek (American actress)
1995 Anna Danilina (Russian-Kazakhstani tennis player)
1995 Liana Liberato (American actress)
1994 Merily Toom (Estonian footballer)
1993 Mario Jelavić (Croatian footballer)
1993 Kamel Zeghli (Algerian footballer)
1992 Matej Delač (Croatian footballer)
1992 Demi Lovato (American singer-songwriter and actress)
1992 Andrei Peteleu (Romanian footballer)
1992 Deniss Rakels (Latvian footballer)
1991 Marko Djokovic (Serbian tennis player)
1991 Dejan Glavica (Croatian footballer)
1991 Cory Joseph (American basketball player)
1991 Arseniy Logashov (Russian footballer)
1991 Tejitu Daba (Ethiopian runner)
1991 Luke O'Neill (English footballer)
1990 Macauley Chrisantus (Nigerian footballer)
1990 Venelin Filipov (Bulgarian footballer)
1990 Leigh Griffiths (Scottish footballer)
1990 Fabien Jarsalé (French footballer)
1990 Bradley Klahn (American tennis player)
1990 Ranomi Kromowidjojo (Dutch swimmer)
1990 Conlin McCabe (Canadian rower)
1989 Kirko Bangz (American rapper)
1989 Nebil Gahwagi (Hungarian footballer)
1989 Silas Kiplagat (Kenyan runner)
1989 Slavcho Shokolarov (Bulgarian footballer)
1989 Dean Winnard (English footballer)
1988 Jerryd Bayless (American basketball player)
1988 Steven Beattie (Irish footballer)
1988 Sarah R (Lotfi)
1988 Ferhat Pehlivan (Turkish boxer)
1988 Naathan Phan (Scottish magician and actor)
1988 Nikki SooHoo (American actress)
1988 José Zamora (Spanish footballer)
1987 Kristina (Slovak singer and pianist)
1987 Stefan Aigner (German footballer)
1987 Vedran Janjetović (Croatian-Australian footballer)
1987 Sido Jombati (Portuguese footballer)
1987 Egon Kaur (Estonian rally driver)
1987 Roy Krishna (Fijian footballer)
1987 Cătălina Ponor (Romanian gymnast)
1986 Letizia Ciampa (Italian voice actress)
1986 Daniele Donato (American reality contestant on Big Brother)
1986 Damien Gaudin (French cyclist)
1986 Lior Jan (Israeli footballer)
1986 Ryo Katsuji (Japanese actor)
1986 Luis Alberto Marco (Spanish runner)
1986 Manuel Pamić (Croatian footballer)
1986 Andrew Surman (English footballer)
1986 Steven Zalewski (American ice hockey player)
1985 Glen Buttriss (Australian rugby player)
1985 Brant Daugherty (American actor)
1985 Blake DeWitt (American baseball player)
1985 Thomas Domingo (French rugby player)
1985 Josh Flagg (American real estate agent)
1985 Jack King (English footballer)
1985 Álvaro Negredo (Spanish footballer)
1985 Willie Ripia (New Zealand rugby player)
1985 Joe Vitale (American ice hockey player)
1985 Stephen Ward (Irish footballer)
1985 Mark Washington (American football player)
1984 Aílton José Almeida (Brazilian footballer)
1984 Pavel Eismann (Czech footballer)
1984 Laura Georges (French footballer)
1984 Jamie Hoffmann (American baseball player)
1984 Tsokye Tsomo Karchung (Bhutanese model and actress)
1984 Rachelle Leah (American model and actress)
1984 Ingrid Lukas (Estonian-Swiss musician)
1984 Mirai Moriyama (Japanese actor)
1984 Tom Speer (American mixed martial artist)
1983 Hamza Abdullah (American football player)
1983 Paulo André Cren Benini (Brazilian footballer)
1983 Lance Broadway (American baseball player and actor)
1983 Andrew Garfield (American-English actor)
1983 Héctor Landazuri (Colombian footballer)
1983 Mladen Pelaić (Croatian footballer)
1983 Yuri Zhirkov (Russian footballer)
1982 Cléber Luis Alberti (Brazilian footballer)
1982 Aleksandr Amisulashvili (Georgian footballer)
1982 Monty Dumond (South African rugby player)
1982 Youssouf Hersi (Ethiopian footballer)
1982 Joshua Kennedy (Australian footballer)
1982 Mijaín López (Cuban wrestler)
1982 Goran Nedeljković (Serbian rower)
1982 Meghan Ory (Canadian actress)
1982 Richard Petiot (Canadian ice hockey player)
1982 Barney Rogers (Zimbabwean cricketer)
1982 Jamil Walker Smith (American actor)
1982 Enyelbert Soto (Venezuelan-Japanese baseball player)
1981 Ben Barnes (English actor)
1981 Brett Finch (Australian rugby player)
1981 Artur Kotenko (Estonian footballer)
1981 Bernard Mendy (French footballer)
1981 Craig Ochs (American football player)
1981 Michael Rady (American actor)
1981 Byron Saxton (American wrestler)
1980 Corey Carrier (American actor)
1980 Samuel Dumoulin (French cyclist)
1980 Rochelle Gadd (English actress)
1980 Langhorne Slim (American singer-songwriter and guitarist)
1980 Nicolás Tauber (Argentinian-Israeli footballer)
1979 Haha (South Korean singer and actor)
1979 Sarah Borwell (English tennis player)
1979 Jamie Cullum (English singer-songwriter and pianist)
1979 Cory Sullivan (American baseball player)
1978 Vinícius Bácaro (Brazilian-Italian footballer)
1978 Noah Bean (American actor)
1978 Alberto Martín (Spanish tennis player)
1978 Emir Mkademi (Tunisian footballer)
1978 Jacek Popek (Polish footballer)
1978 Chris Schroder (American baseball player)
1977 Paolo Bianco (Italian footballer)
1977 Wayne Brown (English footballer)
1977 Felipe Contepomi (Argentinian rugby player)
1977 Shockmain Davis (American football player)
1977 Stéphane Gillet (Luxembourgian footballer)
1977 Aaron Hamill (Australian footballer)
1977 Ívar Ingimarsson (Icelandic footballer)
1977 Kevin Navayne (Jamaican-American actor)
1977 James Ormond (English cricketer)
1977 Josh Pearce (American baseball player)
1977 Mayra Verónica (Cuban-American model and singer)
1976 Chris Drury (American ice hockey player)
1976 Cornel Frăsineanu (Romanian footballer)
1976 Tony Grant (Irish footballer)
1976 Randeep Hooda (Indian actor)
1976 Gene Kingsale (Aruban-Dutch baseball player)
1976 Kristen Miller (American actress)
1976 Marcel Podszus (German footballer)
1976 Fabio Ulloa (Honduran footballer)
1975 Marcin Adamski (Polish footballer)
1975 Marcus Mastin (American author)
1975 Shaun Newton (English footballer)
1975 Mac Tonnies (American author (d. 2009))
1975 Elijah Williams (American football player and coach)
1974 Amy Adams (American actress and singer)
1974 Misha Collins (American actor and producer)
1974 Adam Korol (Polish rower)
1974 Big Moe (American rapper (d. 2007))
1974 Szabolcs Sáfár (Hungarian footballer)
1974 Andy Strachan (Australian drummer and songwriter (The Living End and Pollyanna))
1974 Maxim Vengerov (Russian violinist and conductor)
1973 Alban Bushi (Albanian footballer)
1973 Alexandre Finazzi (Brazilian footballer)
1973 Scott Goodman (Australian swimmer)
1973 Todd Helton (American baseball player)
1973 Cameron Mather (New Zealand rugby player)
1973 José Paniagua (Dominican baseball player)
1973 Donn Swaby (American actor)
1972 Derrick Alston (American basketball player)
1972 Chaney Kley (American actor (d. 2007)
1971 Nenad Bjelica (Croatian footballer and manager)
1971 Matt Calland (English rugby player and coach)
1971 Jonathan Ke Quan (Vietnamese-American actor)
1971 Steve Stone (English footballer)
1971 David Walliams (English comedian)
1970 Els Callens (Belgian tennis player)
1970 Adrian Bower (English actor)
1970 John D. Carmack (American game programmer)
1970 Fred Durst (American singer-songwriter)
1969 Billy Gardell (American comedian and actor)
1969 Mark Holzemer (American baseball player)
1968 Klas Ingesson (Swedish footballer and manager)
1968 Yuri Shiratori (Japanese voice actress and singer)
1968 Brett Angell (English footballer)
1967 Tori (American bodybuilder and wrestler)
1967 Andy Benes (American baseball player)
1966 Miguel Albaladejo (Spanish director and screenwriter)
1966 Colin Cunningham (American actor)
1966 Dimebag Darrell (American guitarist and songwriter (Pantera and Damageplan) (d. 2004))
1966 Enrico Letta (Italian politician)
1965 KRS-One (American rapper)
1964 Dino Dvornik (Croatian singer-songwriter)
1964 Azarias Ruberwa (Congolese politician)
1963 Uwe Bialon (German footballer and manager)
1963 Kal Daniels (American baseball player)
1963 José Cecena (Mexican baseball player)
1962 Sophie Aldred (English actress)
1962 Tammy Bruce (American radio host and author)
1962 Song Dong-Wook (South Korean tennis player)
1962 James Marsters (American actor)
1961 Greg Egan (Australian author)
1961 Joe Pasquale (English comedian and game show host)
1958 David O. Russell (American director and screenwriter)
1958 Patricia Rozema (Canadian director and screenwriter)
1958 John Stehr (American journalist)
1957 Finlay Calder (Scottish rugby player)
1957 Sorin Antohi (Romanian journalist and historian)
1956 Joan Allen (American actress)
1956 Alvin Greenidge (Barbadian cricketer)
1955 Agnes Chan (Hong Kong singer and author)
1954 Quinn Buckner (American basketball player and coach)
1954 Tawn Mastrey (American radio host and producer (d. 2007))
1954 Al Roker (American journalist)
1953 Gerry Bertier (American football player (d. 1981))
1953 Mart Ummelas (Estonian journalist)
1952 John Emburey (English cricketer and coach)
1952 Doug Fieger (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Knack and Sky) (d. 2010))
1952 John Hiatt (American singer-songwriter and guitarist)
1952 Ric Menello (American director and screenwriter.)
1951 Greg Bear (American author)
1951 Marcel Dadi (Tunisian-French guitarist (d. 1996))
1951 Marika Lõoke (Estonian architect)
1951 Mohamed Morsi (Egyptian politician)
1951 DeForest Soaries (American minister and politician)
1949 Nikolas Asimos (Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1988))
1949 Katiana Balanika (Greek actress and singer)
1949 Norman Featherstone (South African cricketer)
1949 Alan Hardwick (English journalist)
1949 Patrick Kilpatrick (American actor and producer)
1949 Phil Lynott (English-Irish singer-songwriter)
1948 John Noble (Australian actor)
1948 Robert Plant (English singer-songwriter (Led Zeppelin)
1947 Alan Lee (English illustrator)
1947 James Pankow (American trombonist and songwriter (Chicago))
1946 Henryk Broder (Polish-German journalist and author)
1946 Connie Chung (American journalist)
1946 Laurent Fabius (French politician)
1946 Ralf Hütter (German singer and keyboard player (Kraftwerk and Organisation))
1946 N. R. Narayana Murthy (Indian businessman)
1944 Rajiv Gandhi (Indian politician)
1944 Graig Nettles (American baseball player and manager)
1943 Sylvester McCoy (Scottish actor)
1942 Isaac Hayes (American singer-songwriter)
1942 Petr Kment (Czech wrestler (d. 2013))
1942 Fred Norman (American baseball player)
1941 Dave Brock (English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hawkwind))
1941 Rich Brooks (American football player and coach)
1941 William H. Gray (American politician (d. 2013))
1941 Slobodan Milošević (Serbian politician)
1941 Robin Oakley (English journalist)
1941 Jo Ramírez (Mexican race car manager and author)
1940 Rubén Hinojosa (American politician)
1940 Rex Sellers (Indian-Australian cricketer)
1939 Fernando Poe (Jr.)
1938 Alain Vivien (French politician)
1937 Jim Bowen (English television host)
1937 Stelvio Cipriani (Italian composer)
1937 El Fary (Spanish singer and actor (d. 2007))
1937 Andrei Konchalovsky (Russian director)
1937 Sky Saxon (American singer)
1936 Hideki Shirakawa (Japanese chemist)
1935 Ron Paul (American physician)
1934 Armi Kuusela (Finnish model)
1934 Tom Mangold (German-English journalist and author)
1933 George J. Mitchell (American lieutenant)
1932 Anthony Ainley (English actor (d. 2004))
1932 Vasily Aksyonov (Russian author (d. 2009))
1932 Atholl McKinnon (South African cricketer (d. 1983))
1931 Mikhail Kaaleste (Estonian canoer)
1931 Don King (American boxing promoter)
1930 Mario Bernardi (Canadian pianist and conductor (d. 2013))
1930 Peter Randall (English sergeant (d. 2007))
1929 Kevin Heffernan (Irish footballer and manager (d. 2013))
1927 Yootha Joyce (English actress (d. 1980))
1927 Peter Oakley (English video blogger)
1926 Nobby Wirkowski (American-Canadian football player and coach)
1924 George Zuverink (American baseball player)
1923 Jim Reeves (American singer-songwriter (d. 1964))
1921 Jack Wilson (Australian cricketer (d. 1985))
1920 Arnold Green (Soviet Estonian politician (d. 2011))
1919 Walter Bernstein (American screenwriter and producer)
1918 Jacqueline Susann (American author (d. 1974))
1916 Paul Felix Schmidt (Estonian–German chess player (d. 1984))
1913 Roger Wolcott Sperry (American neuropsychologist and neurobiologist)
1912 John H. Michaelis (American general (d. 1985))
1910 Eero Saarinen (Finnish-American architect)
1909 Alby Roberts (New Zealand cricketer (d. 1978))
1908 Al Lopez (American baseball player and manager (d. 2005))
1907 Alan Reed (American actor (d. 1977))
1906 Charles Arnt (American actor (d. 1990))
1906 Vidrik Rootare (Estonian chess player (d. 1981))
1905 Jean Gebser (German linguist)
1905 Jack Teagarden (American singer-songwriter and trombonist (d. 1964))
1901 Salvatore Quasimodo (Italian author and poet)
1898 Vilhelm Moberg (Swedish author and historian (d. 1973))
1897 Tarjei Vesaas (Norwegian author and poet (d. 1970))
1896 Gostha Paul (Indian footballer (d. 1976))
1890 H. P. Lovecraft (American author and poet (d. 1937))
1888 Tôn Đức Thắng (Vietnamese politician)
1887 Phan Khôi (Vietnamese journalist and scholar (d. 1959))
1886 Paul Tillich (German-American philosopher and theologian (d. 1965))
1885 Dino Campana (Italian poet (d. 1932))
1881 Edgar Guest (English-American poet (d. 1959))
1881 Aleksander Hellat (Estonian politician (d. 1943))
1879 William Twaits (Canadian soccer player (d. 1941))
1873 Eliel Saarinen (Finnish architect)
1868 Ellen Roosevelt (American tennis player (d. 1954))
1865 Bernard Tancred (South African cricketer (d. 1911))
1865 René Thomas (French target shooter)
1862 Jesse Carleton (American golfer (d. 1921))
1860 Raymond Poincaré (French politician)
1856 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski (German poet and playwright (d. 1909))
1849 Charles Hubbard (American archer (d. 1923))
1847 Andrew Greenwood (England cricketer (d. 1889))
1847 Bolesław Prus (Polish journalist and author (d. 1912))
1845 Albert Chmielowski (Polish saint)
1833 Benjamin Harrison (American general)
1799 James Prinsep (English orientalist and scholar (d. 1840))
1779 Jöns Jacob Berzelius (Swedish chemist (d. 1848))
1778 Bernardo O'Higgins (Chilean politician)
1720 Bernard de Bury (French composer (d. 1785))
1719 Christian Mayer (Czech astronomer and educator (d. 1783))
1710 Thomas Simpson (English mathematician (d. 1761))
1632 Louis Bourdaloue (French preacher (d. 1704))
1625 Thomas Corneille (French playwright (d. 1709))
1613 Duchess Elisabeth Sophie of Mecklenburg (d. 1676) ()
1561 Jacopo Peri (Italian composer (d. 1633))
1517 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (French cardinal (d. 1586))

August 20 deaths, Who died on August 20th


2013 Sathima Bea Benjamin (South African singer-songwriter (b. 1936))
2013 Jim Brothers (American sculptor (b. 1941))
2013 Narendra Dabholkar (Indian activist (b. 1945))
2013 Don Hassler (American saxophonist and composer (b. 1929))
2013 Elmore Leonard (American author and screenwriter (b. 1925))
2013 Marian McPartland (English-American pianist and composer (b. 1918))
2013 John W. Morris (American general (b. 1921))
2013 Ted Post (American director and screenwriter (b. 1918))
2013 Costică Ștefănescu (Romanian footballer)
2012 Phyllis Diller (American actress (b. 1917))
2012 Virginia Dwyer (American actress (b. 1919))
2012 Daryl Hine (Canadian poet (b. 1936))
2012 Dom Mintoff (Maltese journalist and politician)
2012 Len Quested (English footballer and manager (b. 1925))
2012 Kapu Rajaiah (Indian painter (b. 1925))
2012 Mika Yamamoto (Japanese journalist (b. 1967))
2012 Meles Zenawi (Ethiopian politician)
2011 Ram Sharan Sharma (Indian historian and academic (b. 1919))
2010 Đặng Phong (Vietnamese historian (b. 1937))
2009 Larry Knechtel (American keyboard player and bassist (Bread) (b. 1940))
2009 Karla Kuskin (American author and illustrator (b. 1932))
2008 Ed Freeman (American pilot)
2008 Hua Guofeng (Chinese politician)
2008 Stephanie Tubbs Jones (American lawyer and politician (b. 1949))
2008 Gene Upshaw (American football player (b. 1945))
2007 Larry Hartsell (American martial artist and author (b. 1942))
2007 Leona Helmsley (American businesswoman (b. 1920))
2006 Claude Blanchard (Canadian singer and actor (b. 1932))
2006 Bryan Budd (Irish soldier)
2006 Joe Rosenthal (American photographer (b. 1911))
2006 Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah (Sri Lankan journalist and politician)
2005 Thomas Herrion (American football player (b. 1981))
2005 Krzysztof Raczkowski (Polish drummer and songwriter (Vader)
2001 Fred Hoyle (English astronomer and author (b. 1915))
2001 Kim Stanley (American actress (b. 1925))
1997 Norris Bradbury (American physicist (b. 1909))
1997 Léon Dion (Canadian political scientist (b. 1922))
1996 Rio Reiser (German singer-songwriter (Ton Steine Scherben) (b. 1950))
1993 Bernard Delfgaauw (Dutch philosopher (b. 1912))
1987 Walenty Kłyszejko (Estonian–Polish basketball player and coach (b. 1909))
1986 Milton Acorn (Canadian poet and playwright (b. 1923))
1982 Ulla Jacobsson (Swedish actress (b. 1929))
1980 Joe Dassin (American singer-songwriter (b. 1938))
1979 Christian Dotremont (Belgian painter and poet (b. 1922))
1971 Rashid Minhas (Pakistani pilot and lieutenant (b. 1951))
1965 Jonathan Daniels (American activist (b. 1939))
1965 George Oliver (American golfer (b. 1883))
1963 Joan Voûte (Dutch astronomer (b. 1879))
1961 Percy Williams Bridgman (American physicist)
1947 Albert Henderson (Canadian soccer player (b. 1881))
1942 István Horthy (Hungarian admiral (b. 1904))
1930 Charles Bannerman (Australian cricketer and umpire (b. 1851))
1919 Greg MacGregor (Scottish cricketer and rugby player (b. 1869))
1917 Adolf von Baeyer (German chemist)
1915 Paul Ehrlich (German physician)
1914 Pope Pius X (b. 1835) ()
1912 William Booth (English preacher)
1893 Alexander Wassilko von Serecki (Austrian politician (b. 1827))
1887 Jules Laforgue (French poet (b. 1860))
1854 Shiranui Dakuemon (Japanese sumo wrestler)
1825 William Waldegrave (1st Baron Radstock)
1823 Pope Pius VII (b. 1740) ()
1785 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (French sculptor (b. 1714))
1773 Enrique Flórez (Spanish historian (b. 1701))
1762 Shah Waliullah (Indian scholar (b. 1703))
1707 Nicolas Gigault (French organist and composer (b. 1627))
1701 Sir Charles Sedley (5th Baronet)
1680 William Bedloe (English fraudster and informer (b. 1650))
1672 Cornelis de Witt (Dutch politician (b. 1623))
1672 Johan de Witt (Dutch politician (b. 1625))
1648 Edward Herbert (1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury)
1639 Martin Opitz (German poet (b. 1597))
1611 Tomás Luis de Victoria (Spanish composer (b. 1548))
1580 Jerónimo Osório (Portuguese historian (b. 1506))
1572 Miguel López de Legazpi (Spanish navigator and politician)
1384 Geert Groote (Dutch preacher)
1153 Bernard of Clairvaux (French theologian and saint (b. 1090))
984 Pope John XIV ()
651 Oswine of Deira ()
535 Mochta (Irish disciple of Saint Patrick)
14 Agrippa Postumus (Roman son of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (b. 12 BC))