On This Day

Today is 23 November 2017, and this is some of what happened.

Events

534 BC - Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.
1174 - Saladin enters Damascus, and adds it to his domain.
1248 - Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.
1499 - Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck is hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London. He had invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV of England.
1510 - First campaign of the Ottoman Empire against the Kingdom of Imereti (modern western Georgia). Ottoman armies sack the capital Kutaisi and burn Gelati Monastery.
1531 - The Second War of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.
1644 - John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship.
1733 - The start of the 1733 slave insurrection on St. John in what was then the Danish West Indies.
1808 - French and Poles defeat the Spanish at Battle of Tudela.
1810 - Sarah Booth debuts at the Royal Opera House.
1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Chattanooga begins: Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant reinforce troops at Chattanooga, Tennessee, and counter-attack Confederate troops.
1867 - The Manchester Martyrs are hanged in Manchester, England, for killing a police officer while freeing two Irish nationalists from custody.
1876 - Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Magear Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.
1889 - The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
1890 - King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to succeed him.
1910 - Johan Alfred Ander becomes the last person to be executed in Sweden.
1914 - Mexican Revolution: The last of U.S. forces withdraw from Veracruz, occupied seven months earlier in response to the Tampico Affair.
1918 - Heber J. Grant succeeds Joseph F. Smith as the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
1924 - Edwin Hubble's discovery that the Andromeda nebula is actually another island universe far outside of our own was first published in The New York Times.
1934 - An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
1936 - Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.
1939 - World War II: HMS Rawalpindi is sunk by the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau.
1940 - World War II: Romania becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis powers.
1943 - World War II: The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstraße in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg is destroyed. It will eventually be rebuilt in 1961 and be called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
1943 - World War II: Tarawa and Makin atolls fall to American forces.
1946 - French naval bombardment of Hai Phong, Vietnam, kills thousands of civilians. This was to lead to the First Indochina War.
1953 - Pilot Felix Moncla and Lieutenant Robert Wilson disappear while in pursuit of a mysterious craft over Lake Superior.
1955 - The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to that of Australia.
1959 - French President Charles de Gaulle declares in a speech in Strasbourg his vision for "Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals".
1963 - The BBC broadcasts "An Unearthly Child" (starring William Hartnell), the first episode of the science-fiction television serial of the same name and the first episode of Doctor Who, which is now the world's longest running science fiction drama.
1971 - Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.
1972 - The Soviet Union makes its final attempt at successfully launching the N1 rocket.
1974 - Sixty Ethiopian politicians, aristocrats, military officers, and other persons are executed by the provisional military government.
1976 - Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
1978 - Cyclone kills about 1000 people in Eastern Sri Lanka.
1978 - The Geneva Frequency Plan of 1975 goes into effect, realigning many of Europe's longwave and mediumwave broadcasting frequencies.
1979 - In Dublin, Ireland, Provisional Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
1980 - The 6.9 Mw Irpinia earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 2,483–4,900, and injuring 7,700–8,934.
1981 - Iran/Contra affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1985 - Gunmen hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 while en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the aircraft, but 60 people die in the raid.
1992 - The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1993 - Rachel Whiteread wins both the £20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the £40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year.
1996 - Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, then crashes into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125.
2001 - The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
2003 - Rose Revolution: Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.
2004 - The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, the largest religious building in Georgia, is consecrated.
2005 - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country.
2006 - A series of bombings kills at least 215 people and injures 257 others in Sadr City, making it the second deadliest sectarian attack since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003.
2007 - MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sinks in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands. There are no fatalities.
2009 - The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Philippines
2010 - Bombardment of Yeonpyeong: North Korean artillery attack kills two civilians and two marines on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea.
2011 - Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.
2015 - Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle became the first rocket to successfully fly to space and then return to Earth for a controlled, vertical landing.

Births

912 - Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (died 973)
1221 - Alfonso X of Castile (died 1284)
1402 - Jean de Dunois, French soldier (died 1468)
1417 - William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel, English politician (died 1487)
1553 - Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist (died 1617)
1616 - John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer (died 1703)
1632 - Jean Mabillon, French monk and scholar (died 1707)
1641 - Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch lawyer and politician (died 1720)
1687 - Jean Baptiste Senaillé, French violinist and composer (died 1730)
1705 - Thomas Birch, English historian and author (died 1766)
1715 - Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer and author (died 1799)
1719 - Spranger Barry, Irish actor (died 1777)
1749 - Edward Rutledge, American captain and politician, 39th Governor of South Carolina (died 1800)
1760 - François-Noël Babeuf, French journalist and activist (died 1797)
1781 - Theodor Valentin Volkmar, German lawyer and politician, 1st Mayor of Marburg (died 1847)
1785 - Jan Roothaan, Dutch priest, 21st Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (died 1853)
1803 - Theodore Dwight Weld, American author and activist (died 1895)
1804 - Franklin Pierce, American general, lawyer, and politician, 14th President of the United States (died 1869)
1820 - Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician and author (died 1884)
1837 - Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Dutch physicist and thermodynamicist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1923)
1838 - Stephanos Skouloudis, Greek banker and politician, 97th Prime Minister of Greece (died 1928)
1858 - Albert Ranft, Swedish actor and director (died 1938)
1860 - Hjalmar Branting, Swedish journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Sweden, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1925)
1861 - Konstantin Korovin, Russian-French painter and set designer (died 1939)
1864 - Henry Bourne Joy, American businessman (died 1936)
1868 - Mary Brewster Hazelton, American painter (died 1953)
1869 - Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (died 1942)
1871 - William Watt, Australian accountant and politician, 24th Premier of Victoria (died 1946)
1875 - Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian journalist and politician (died 1933)
1876 - Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (died 1946)
1878 - Frank Pick, English lawyer and businessman (died 1941)
1883 - José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (died 1949)
1887 - Boris Karloff, English actor and singer (died 1969)
1887 - Henry Moseley, English physicist and chemist (died 1915)
1888 - Harpo Marx, American actor and singer (died 1964)
1889 - Harry Sunderland, Australian-English journalist and businessman (died 1964)
1890 - El Lissitzky, Russian photographer and architect (died 1941)
1892 - Erté, Russian-French illustrator and designer (died 1990)
1896 - Tsunenohana Kan'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Yokozuna (died 1960)
1897 - Karl Gebhardt, German physician (died 1948)
1899 - Manuel dos Reis Machado, Brazilian martial artist and educator (died 1974)
1902 - Aaron Bank, American colonel (died 2004)
1902 - Victor Jory, Canadian-American actor (died 1982)
1905 - K. Alvapillai, Sri Lankan civil servant (died 1979)
1906 - Betti Alver, Estonian author and poet (died 1989)
1907 - Lars Leksell, Swedish physician and neurosurgeon (died 1986)
1907 - Run Run Shaw, Chinese-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist, founded Shaw Brothers Studio and TVB (died 2014)
1908 - Nelson S. Bond, American author and playwright (died 2006)
1909 - Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (died 2000)
1912 - George O'Hanlon, American actor and screenwriter (died 1989)
1914 - Roger Avon, English actor (died 1998)
1914 - Donald Nixon, American businessman (died 1987)
1914 - Wilson Tucker, American projectionist and author (died 2006)
1915 - John Dehner, American actor (died 1992)
1915 - Marc Simont, French-American illustrator (died 2013)
1916 - Michael Gough, Malaysian-English actor (died 2011)
1916 - P. K. Page, English-Canadian author and poet (died 2010)
1920 - Paul Celan, Romanian-French poet and translator (died 1970)
1921 - Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (died 1960)
1922 - Manuel Fraga Iribarne, Spanish politician, 3rd President of the Xunta of Galicia (died 2012)
1923 - Daniel Brewster, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (died 2007)
1923 - Billy Haughton, American harness racer and trainer (died 1986)
1923 - Julien J. LeBourgeois, American admiral (died 2012)
1923 - Gloria Whelan, American author and poet
1924 - Irvin J. Borowsky, American publisher and philanthropist (died 2014)
1924 - Josephine D'Angelo, American baseball player and educator (died 2013)
1924 - Anita Linda, Filipino actress
1924 - Paula Raymond, American model and actress (died 2003)
1924 - Colin Turnbull, English-American anthropologist and author (died 1994)
1925 - José Napoleón Duarte, Salvadoran engineer and politician, President of El Salvador (died 1990)
1925 - Johnny Mandel, American composer and conductor
1925 - Elaine Horseman, English author and educator (died 1999)
1926 - Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher (died 2011)
1926 - R. L. Burnside, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (died 2005)
1927 - John Cole, Irish-English journalist and author (died 2013)
1927 - Guy Davenport, American author and scholar (died 2005)
1927 - Angelo Sodano, Italian cardinal
1928 - Jerry Bock, American composer (died 2010)
1928 - John Coleman, Australian rules footballer and coach (died 1973)
1928 - Kalmer Tennosaar, Estonian singer and journalist (died 2004)
1928 - Elmarie Wendel, American actress and singer
1929 - Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and author
1929 - Gloria Lynne, American singer (died 2013)
1930 - Geeta Dutt, Indian singer and actress (died 1972)
1930 - Robert Easton, American actor (died 2011)
1930 - Jack McKeon, American baseball player and manager
1932 - Michel David-Weill, French-American banker
1932 - Kunie Tanaka, Japanese actor
1933 - Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer and conductor
1933 - Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist and activist (died 1977)
1934 - Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (died 1994)
1934 - Robert Towne, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1935 - Vladislav Volkov, Russian engineer and astronaut (died 1971)
1936 - Robert Barnard, English author, critic, and educator (died 2013)
1936 - Steve Landesberg, American actor and screenwriter (died 2010)
1936 - Mats Traat, Estonian poet and author
1937 - Graham Hearne, English lawyer and businessman
1938 - Patrick Kelly, English archbishop
1938 - Esko Nikkari, Finnish actor and singer (died 2006)
1939 - Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (died 2001)
1939 - Jeri Redcorn, Potawatomi potter
1940 - Luis Tiant, Cuban-American baseball player and coach
1941 - Alan Mullery, English footballer and manager
1941 - Franco Nero, Italian actor and producer
1942 - Susan Anspach, American actress
1943 - Andrew Goodman, American activist (died 1964)
1943 - Sue Nicholls, English actress
1943 - David Nolan, American activist and politician (died 2010)
1943 - Petar Skansi, Croatian basketball player and coach
1944 - Joe Eszterhas, Hungarian-American screenwriter and producer
1944 - Peter Lindbergh, German-French photographer and director
1944 - James Toback, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1945 - Assi Dayan, Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (died 2014)
1945 - Jim Doyle, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of Wisconsin
1945 - Keith Hampshire, English-Canadian singer-songwriter and radio host
1945 - Jerry Harris, American sculptor
1945 - Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer
1945 - Tony Pond, English race car driver (died 2002)
1946 - Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer and manager
1946 - Diana Quick, English actress
1946 - Bobby Rush, American soldier and politician
1947 - Jean-Pierre Foucault, French radio and television host
1948 - Bruce Vilanch, American actor and screenwriter
1948 - Frank Worthington, English footballer and manager
1949 - Tom Joyner, American radio host
1949 - Alan Paul, American singer-songwriter and actor (The Manhattan Transfer)
1949 - Sandra Stevens, English singer (Brotherhood of Man)
1949 - Jerry verDorn, American actor
1950 - Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri, Indian indologist, author, and academic
1950 - Carlos Eire, Cuban-born American author and academic
1950 - Chuck Schumer, American lawyer and politician
1951 - Maik Galakos, Greek footballer and manager
1951 - David Rappaport, English-American actor (died 1990)
1952 - Bill Troiano, American tuba player and educator
1953 - Steven Balbus the Savilian Professor of Astronomy at the University of Oxford
1953 - Rick Bayless, American chef and author
1953 - Francis Cabrel, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953 - Johan de Meij, Dutch trombonist, composer, and conductor
1953 - Volodymyr Sabodan, Ukrainian metropolitan (died 2014)
1954 - Pete Allen, English clarinet player and saxophonist
1954 - Ross Brawn, English engineer
1954 - Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
1954 - Bruce Hornsby, American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Other Ones)
1954 - Aavo Pikkuus, Estonian cyclist
1955 - Steven Brust, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and author (Cats Laughing)
1955 - Ludovico Einaudi, Italian pianist and composer
1955 - Dinos Kouis, Greek footballer and coach
1955 - Mary Landrieu, American politician
1956 - Shane Gould, Australian swimmer and coach
1959 - Maxwell Caulfield, English-American actor and singer
1959 - Dominique Dunne, American actress (died 1982)
1960 - Robin Roberts, American sportscaster and journalist
1961 - Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author
1961 - Nicolas Bacri, French composer
1961 - Merv Hughes, Australian cricketer
1961 - John Schnatter, American businessman, founded Papa John's Pizza
1961 - Peter Stanford, English journalist and author
1962 - Lance King, American singer-songwriter and producer (Avian, Balance of Power, Shining Star, and Empire)
1962 - Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelan union leader and politician, President of Venezuela
1963 - Mamoru Takuma, Japanese murderer (died 2004)
1964 - Frank Rutherford, Bahamian triple jumper
1965 - Jennifer Michael Hecht, American historian, author, and poet
1965 - J. T. the Brick, American radio host
1966 - Vincent Cassel, French actor and producer
1966 - Kevin Gallacher, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
1966 - Jerry Kelly, American golfer
1966 - Hannes Vanaküla, Estonian cult leader
1967 - Gary Kirsten, South African cricketer and coach
1967 - Salli Richardson, American actress, director, and producer
1968 - Robert Denmark, English runner and coach
1968 - Hamid Hassani, Iranian lexicographer, linguist, and academic
1968 - Anthony Sullivan, English rugby league and union player
1968 - Kirsty Young, Scottish journalist
1969 - Mike Lünsmann, German footballer
1969 - Robin Padilla, Filipino actor, martial artist, and screenwriter
1969 - Üllar Saaremäe, Estonian actor, singer, and director
1969 - Jonathan Seet, Singaporean-Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
1970 - Zoë Ball, English radio and television host
1970 - Oded Fehr, Israeli-American actor
1970 - Danny Hoch, American actor and screenwriter
1970 - Karsten Müller, German chess player and author
1971 - Khaled Al-Muwallid, Saudi Arabian footballer
1971 - Lisa Arch, American actress
1971 - Vin Baker, American basketball player and coach
1971 - Chris Hardwick, American comedian, actor, producer, and television host
1971 - Sajid Khan, Indian actor and singer
1972 - Chris Adler, American drummer (Lamb of God and Blotted Science)
1972 - Veronica Avluv, American porn actress
1972 - Alf-Inge Håland, Norwegian footballer
1974 - Juventud Guerrera, Mexican wrestler and sportscaster
1974 - Saku Koivu, Finnish ice hockey player
1974 - Malik Rose, American basketball player and sportscaster
1974 - Jamie Sharper, American football player
1976 - Page Kennedy, American actor and rapper
1976 - Tony Renna, American race car driver (died 2003)
1976 - Murat Salar, German-Turkish footballer and manager
1976 - Kohei Suwama, Japanese wrestler
1977 - Myriam Boileau, Canadian diver
1977 - Adam Eaton, American baseball player
1977 - David Lucas, English footballer
1978 - Tommy Marth, American saxophonist (died 2012)
1978 - Alison Mosshart, American singer-songwriter (The Kills, The Dead Weather, and Discount)
1978 - Kayvan Novak, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1979 - Kelly Brook, English model and actress
1979 - Hiroaki Iwanaga, Japanese model and actor
1979 - Nihat Kahveci, Turkish footballer and manager
1980 - Ishmael Beah, Sierra Leonean-American soldier and author
1980 - David Britz, American nanotechnologist and engineer
1980 - Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player
1982 - Colby Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player
1982 - Dallas Johnson, Australian rugby league player
1982 - Namthip Jongrachatawiboon, Thai model and actress
1982 - Igor Kuzmin, Estonian rower
1982 - Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter
1983 - Nasser Al-Shamrani, Saudi Arabian footballer
1983 - Thomas Pridgen, American drummer (The Memorials, The Mars Volta, and Trash Talk)
1984 - Lucas Grabeel, American actor, singer, and dancer
1984 - Amruta Khanvilkar, Indian actress and dancer
1985 - Viktor Ahn, South Korean speed skater
1985 - Scott Brash, Scottish horse rider
1985 - Mike Tolbert, American football player
1986 - Maxene Magalona, Filipino model and actress
1986 - Luigi Scaglia, Italian footballer
1987 - Snooki, Chilean-American actress and author
1987 - Nicklas Bäckström, Swedish ice hockey player
1987 - Ossi Kanervo, Finnish figure skater
1988 - Saab Magalona, Filipino actress and singer
1988 - Sebastian Nachreiner, German footballer
1990 - Shaun Hutchinson, English footballer
1990 - Eddy Kim, South Korean singer-songwriter and guitarist
1990 - Alena Leonova, Russian figure skater
1991 - Ahmed Shehzad, Pakistani cricketer
1992 - Miley Cyrus, American singer-songwriter and actress
1992 - Gabriel Landeskog, Swedish ice hockey player
1995 - Kelly Rosen, Estonian footballer
1996 - Lia Marie Johnson, American actress and singer
1996 - Nicholas McDonald, Scottish singer
1996 - Anna Yanovskaya, Russian ice dancer
1998 - Bradley Steven Perry, American actor

Deaths

947 - Berthold, Duke of Bavaria (born 900)
955 - Eadred, English king (born 923)
1407 - Louis I, Duke of Orléans (born 1372)
1457 - Ladislaus the Posthumous, Hungarian king (born 1440)
1499 - Perkin Warbeck, Flemish husband of Lady Catherine Gordon (born 1474)
1503 - Bona of Savoy (born 1449)
1503 - Margaret of York (born 1446)
1572 - Bronzino, Italian painter and poet (born 1503)
1585 - Thomas Tallis, English composer (born c.1505)
1616 - Richard Hakluyt, English priest and author (born 1552)
1682 - Claude Lorrain, French-Italian painter and engraver (born 1604)
1763 - Friedrich Heinrich von Seckendorff, German field marshal and diplomat (born 1673)
1769 - Constantine Mavrocordatos, Greek prince (born 1711)
1803 - Roger Newdigate, English politician (born 1719)
1804 - Richard Graves, English minister and author (born 1715)
1807 - Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician (born 1747)
1814 - Elbridge Gerry, American merchant and politician, 5th Vice President of the United States of America (born 1744)
1833 - Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French general and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (born 1762)
1890 - William III of the Netherlands (born 1817)
1899 - Thomas Henry Ismay, English businessman, founded White Star Line (born 1837)
1905 - John Burdon-Sanderson, English physiologist and academic (born 1828)
1910 - Hawley Harvey Crippen, American physician and murderer (born 1862)
1923 - Urmuz, Romanian lawyer and author (born 1883)
1927 - Miguel Pro, Mexican priest and martyr (born 1891)
1934 - Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (born 1895)
1937 - Jagadish Chandra Bose, Bangladeshi-Indian physicist, biologist, botanist, and archaeologist (born 1858)
1937 - George Albert Boulenger, Belgian-English zoologist and botanist (born 1858)
1937 - Miklós Kovács Hungarian-Slovene cantor and poet (born 1857)
1948 - Hack Wilson, American baseball player (born 1900)
1958 - Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (born 1880)
1958 - Johnston McCulley, American author and screenwriter (born 1883)
1966 - Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician, 2nd President of Ireland (born 1882)
1970 - Yusof bin Ishak, Singaporean journalist and politician, 1st President of Singapore (born 1910)
1972 - Marie Wilson, American actress and singer (born 1916)
1973 - Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor, director, and producer (born 1889)
1973 - Paul Newlan, American actor (born 1903)
1974 - victims of the Massacre of the Sixty:
1974 - Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American journalist and author (born 1920)
1976 - André Malraux, French theorist and author (born 1901)
1979 - Merle Oberon, Indian-American actress and singer (born 1911)
1979 - Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (born 1944)
1982 - Grady Nutt, American minister and author (born 1934)
1983 - Juhan Muks, Estonian painter (born 1899)
1983 - Waheed Murad, Pakistani actor, producer, and screenwriter (born 1938)
1984 - Leonard Baker, American historian and author (born 1931)
1990 - Roald Dahl, Welsh-English pilot, author, and screenwriter (born 1916)
1990 - Bo Díaz, Venezuelan baseball player (born 1953)
1991 - Klaus Kinski, German-American actor and director (born 1926)
1992 - Roy Acuff, American singer-songwriter and fiddler (born 1903)
1992 - Jean-François Thiriart, Belgian politician (born 1922)
1994 - Art Barr, American wrestler (born 1966)
1994 - Irwin Kostal, American songwriter, screenwriter, and publisher (born 1911)
1995 - Louis Malle, French-American director, producer, and screenwriter (born 1932)
1995 - Junior Walker, American singer and saxophonist (born 1931)
1996 - Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photographer and journalist (born 1943)
1996 - Art Porter, Jr., American saxophonist and songwriter (born 1961)
1997 - Jorge Mas Canosa, Cuban-American businessman (born 1939)
1998 - Dan Osman, American rock climber (born 1963)
2000 - Brian Rawlinson, English actor and playwright (born 1931)
2000 - Rayner Unwin, English publisher (born 1925)
2001 - Bo Belinsky, American baseball player (born 1936)
2001 - O. C. Smith, American singer (born 1932)
2001 - Mary Whitehouse, English educator and activist (born 1910)
2002 - Roberto Matta, Chilean-Italian painter and sculptor (born 1911)
2004 - Pete Franklin, American radio host (born 1928)
2005 - Constance Cummings, American-English actress (born 1910)
2005 - Frank Gatski, American football player and soldier (born 1919)
2006 - Jesús Blancornelas, Mexican journalist, co-founded Zeta Magazine (born 1936)
2006 - Nick Clarke, English journalist (born 1948)
2006 - Betty Comden, American actress, singer, and screenwriter (born 1917)
2006 - Alexander Litvinenko, Russian spy (born 1962)
2006 - Philippe Noiret, French actor (born 1930)
2006 - Anita O'Day, American singer (born 1919)
2006 - Willie Pep, American boxer and referee (born 1922)
2007 - Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (born 1979)
2007 - Óscar Carmelo Sánchez, Bolivian footballer and manager (born 1971)
2007 - Robert Vesco, American-Cuban financier (born 1935)
2007 - Pat Walsh, New Zealand rugby union player (born 1936)
2009 - José Arraño Acevedo, Chilean journalist and historian (born 1921)
2010 - Nassos Daphnis, Greek-American painter and sculptor (born 1914)
2010 - Joyce Howard, English-American actress (born 1922)
2010 - Ingrid Pitt, Polish-English actress and author (born 1937)
2010 - James Tyler, American lute player and composer (born 1940)
2011 - Jim Rathmann, American race car driver (born 1928)
2012 - José Luis Borau, Spanish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (born 1929)
2012 - Chuck Diering, American baseball player (born 1923)
2012 - Larry Hagman, American actor, director, and producer (born 1931)
2012 - Diana Isaac, English-New Zealand businesswoman and philanthropist (born 1921)
2012 - Go Native, Irish race horse (born 2003)
2013 - Connie Broden, Canadian ice hockey player (born 1932)
2013 - Jay Leggett, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (born 1963)
2013 - Peter born Lewis, American businessman and philanthropist (born 1933)
2013 - Wayne Mills, American singer-songwriter (born 1969)
2013 - Costanzo Preve, Italian philosopher and theorist (born 1943)
2014 - Marion Barry, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Mayor of the District of Columbia (born 1936)
2014 - Dorothy Cheney, American tennis player (born 1916)
2014 - Metropolitan Mikhail of Asyut (born 1921)
2014 - Murray Oliver, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (born 1937)
2014 - Clive Palmer, English banjo player (The Incredible String Band) (born 1943)
2014 - Pat Quinn, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (born 1943)
2014 - Tamir Rice, American shooting victim (born 2002)
2015 - Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, playwright, and critic (born 1925)
2015 - Manmeet Bhullar, Canadian lawyer and politician (born 1980)
2015 - Dan Fante, American author and playwright (born 1944)
2015 - Douglass North, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1920)
2015 - Jim Sochor, American football player and coach (born 1938)