HOME
The Info List - April 6


--- Advertisement ---



APRIL 6 is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years ) in the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
. There are 269 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

CONTENTS

* 1 Events * 2 Births * 3 Deaths * 4 Holidays and observances * 5 References * 6 External links

EVENTS

* 46 BC Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus . * 402
402
Stilicho
Stilicho
stymies the Visigoths
Visigoths
under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia . * 1199 – King Richard I of England
Richard I of England
dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder. * 1250 Seventh Crusade
Seventh Crusade
: Ayyubids of Egypt
Egypt
capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur . * 1320 – The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath
Declaration of Arbroath
. * 1327 – The poet Petrarch
Petrarch
first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon
Avignon
. * 1385 – John, Master of the Order of Aviz , is made king John I of Portugal . * 1453 Mehmed II
Mehmed II
begins his siege of Constantinople
Constantinople
(Istanbul), which falls on May
May
29 . * 1580 – One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place. * 1652 – At the Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope
, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town
Cape Town
. * 1712 – The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 begins near Broadway . * 1776
1776
American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navy
Royal Navy
dispatch boat . * 1782 – King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand
Thailand
) founds the Chakri dynasty. * 1793 – During the French Revolution
French Revolution
, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic. * 1808
1808
John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor
incorporates the American Fur Company , that would eventually make him America's first millionaire. * 1812
1812
– British forces under the command of the Duke of Wellington assault the fortress of Badajoz . This would be the turning point in the Peninsular War
Peninsular War
against Napoleon
Napoleon
-led France. * 1814
1814
– Nominal beginning of the Bourbon Restoration
Bourbon Restoration
; anniversary date that Napoleon
Napoleon
abdicates and is exiled to Elba
Elba
. * 1830
1830
– Church of Christ , the original church of the Latter Day Saint movement , is organized by Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
and others at either Fayette or Manchester, New York . * 1841
1841
– U.S. President
President
John Tyler
John Tyler
is sworn in, two days after having become President
President
upon William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison
's death. * 1860
1860
– The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints , later renamed Community of Christ
Community of Christ
, is organized by Joseph Smith III and others at Amboy, Illinois . * 1861
1861
– First performance of Arthur Sullivan
Arthur Sullivan
's debut success, his suite of incidental music for The Tempest , leading to a career that included the famous Gilbert and Sullivan
Gilbert and Sullivan
operas. * 1862
1862
American Civil War
American Civil War
: The Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Shiloh
begins: In Tennessee
Tennessee
, forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
meet Confederate troops led by General Albert Sidney Johnston
Albert Sidney Johnston
. * 1865 – American Civil War: The Battle of Sailor\'s Creek : Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee
's Army of Northern Virginia fights and loses its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia during the Appomattox Campaign
Appomattox Campaign
. * 1866 – The Grand Army of the Republic , an American patriotic organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is founded. It lasts until 1956. * 1869
1869
Celluloid
Celluloid
is patented. * 1888
1888
Thomas Green Clemson dies, bequeathing his estate to the State of South Carolina
South Carolina
to establish Clemson Agricultural College . * 1893
1893
Salt Lake Temple
Salt Lake Temple
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff
Wilford Woodruff
. * 1895
1895
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel , London, after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry . * 1896
1896
– In Athens
Athens
, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman emperor
Roman emperor
Theodosius I
Theodosius I
. * 1909
1909
Robert Peary and Matthew Henson
Matthew Henson
reach the North Pole
North Pole
. * 1911
1911
– During the Battle of Deçiq , Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj , leader of the Malësori Albanians , raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi , Montenegro
Montenegro
, for the first time after George Kastrioti ( Skanderbeg
Skanderbeg
). * 1917
1917
World War I
World War I
: The United States declares war on Germany (see President
President
Woodrow Wilson\'s address to Congress). * 1919
1919
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
orders a general strike . * 1926
1926
Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines
United Airlines
). * 1929
1929
Huey P. Long , Governor of Louisiana
Governor of Louisiana
, is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives
Louisiana House of Representatives
. * 1930
1930
– Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire
British Empire
," beginning the Salt Satyagraha . * 1936
1936
– Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak : Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia , killing 203. * 1941
1941
World War II
World War II
: Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece). * 1945
1945
– World War II: Sarajevo
Sarajevo
is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans . * 1945
1945
– World War II: The Battle of Slater\'s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end. * 1947
1947
– The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement. * 1957
1957
– Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis
Aristotle Onassis
buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines . * 1965
1965
– Launch of Early Bird , the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit . * 1968
1968
– In Richmond, Indiana 's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150. * 1968
1968
Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Pierre Elliott Trudeau
wins the Liberal Leadership Election , and becomes Prime Minister of Canada soon after. * 1970
1970
Newhall massacre : Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout. * 1972
1972
Vietnam War
Vietnam War
: Easter Offensive
Easter Offensive
: American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments. * 1973
1973
– Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft . * 1973
1973
– The American League
American League
of Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
begins using the designated hitter . * 1974
1974
– The Swedish pop band ABBA
ABBA
wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Waterloo ", launching their international career. * 1979
1979
– Student protests break out in Nepal
Nepal
. * 1984
1984
– Members of Cameroon
Cameroon
's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya
Paul Biya
. * 1992
1992
– The Bosnian War
Bosnian War
begins. * 1994
1994
– The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana
Juvénal Habyarimana
and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. * 1998
1998
Pakistan
Pakistan
tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India. * 1998
1998
Travelers Group announces an agreement to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp
Citicorp
, and the merger is completed on October 8 , of that year, forming Citibank
Citibank
. * 2004
2004
Rolandas Paksas
Rolandas Paksas
becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment . * 2005
2005
– Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani
Jalal Talabani
becomes Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day. * 2008
2008
– The 2008
2008
Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers later to be adopted by April
April
6 Youth Movement and Egyptian activists. * 2009
2009
– A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L\'Aquila , Italy, killing 307. * 2010
2010
– Maoist rebels kill 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district , India. * 2011
2011
– In San Fernando, Tamaulipas , Mexico, over 193 victims of Los Zetas were exhumed from several mass graves . * 2012
2012
Azawad
Azawad
declares itself independent from the Republic of Mali .

BIRTHS

* 1135 Maimonides
Maimonides
, ( March
March
30 also proposed, d. 1204) * 1342 Infanta Maria, Marchioness of Tortosa * 1483 Raphael
Raphael
, Italian painter and architect (d. 1520) * 1573
1573
Margaret of Brunswick-Lüneburg , German noble (d. 1643) * 1632 Maria Leopoldine of Austria (d. 1649) * 1651
1651
André Dacier , French scholar and academic (d. 1722) * 1660 Johann Kuhnau
Johann Kuhnau
, German organist and composer (d. 1722) * 1664
1664
Arvid Horn
Arvid Horn
, Swedish general and politician, Governor of Västerbotten County (d. 1742) * 1671
1671
Jean-Baptiste Rousseau , French poet and playwright (d. 1741) * 1672
1672
André Cardinal Destouches
André Cardinal Destouches
, French composer (d. 1749) * 1706
1706
Louis de Cahusac , French playwright and composer (d. 1759) * 1708
1708
Johann Georg Reutter , Austrian organist and composer (d. 1772) * 1725 Pasquale Paoli
Pasquale Paoli
, French soldier and politician (d. 1807) * 1726 Gerard Majella
Gerard Majella
, Italian saint (d. 1755) * 1741
1741
Nicolas Chamfort , French author and playwright (d. 1794) * 1766 Wilhelm von Kobell , German painter and educator (d. 1853) * 1773 James Mill , Scottish historian, economist, and philosopher (d. 1836) * 1810
1810
Philip Henry Gosse
Philip Henry Gosse
, English biologist and academic (d. 1888) * 1812
1812
Alexander Herzen
Alexander Herzen
, Russian philosopher and author (d. 1870) * 1815
1815
Robert Volkmann , German organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1883) * 1818
1818
Aasmund Olavsson Vinje , Norwegian journalist and poet (d. 1870) * 1820
1820
– Nadar , French photographer, journalist, and author (d. 1910) * 1823
1823
Joseph Medill
Joseph Medill
, Canadian-American publisher and politician, 26th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1899) * 1824
1824
– George Waterhouse , English-New Zealand politician, 7th Prime Minister of New Zealand
Prime Minister of New Zealand
(d. 1906) * 1826 Gustave Moreau
Gustave Moreau
, French painter and academic (d. 1898) * 1844
1844
William Lyne , Australian politician, 13th Premier
Premier
of New South Wales (d. 1913) * 1851
1851
Guillaume Bigourdan , French astronomer and academic (d. 1932) * 1852
1852
Will Crooks
Will Crooks
, English trade unionist and politician (d. 1921) * 1855
1855
Charles Huot , Canadian painter and illustrator (d. 1930) * 1857 Arthur Wesley Dow
Arthur Wesley Dow
, American painter and photographer (d. 1922) * 1860
1860
René Lalique
René Lalique
, French sculptor and jewellery designer (d. 1945) * 1861
1861
Stanislas de Guaita , French poet and author (d. 1897) * 1864 William Bate Hardy , English biologist and academic (d. 1934) * 1866 Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau , Canadian cardinal (d. 1931) * 1869
1869
Levon Shant , Armenian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1951) * 1878 Erich Mühsam
Erich Mühsam
, Jewish-German author, poet, and playwright (d. 1934) * 1881
1881
Karl Staaf , Swedish pole vaulter and hammer thrower (d. 1953) * 1884
1884
J. G. Parry-Thomas
J. G. Parry-Thomas
, Welsh race car driver and engineer (d. 1927) * 1886
1886
– Athenagoras I of Constantinople
Constantinople
(d. 1972) * 1886
1886
Walter Dandy , American physician and neurosurgeon (d. 1946) * 1886
1886
Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII , Indian ruler (d. 1967) * 1888
1888
– Hans Richter , Swiss painter, illustrator, and director (d. 1976) * 1888
1888
Gerhard Ritter , German historian and academic (d. 1967) * 1890
1890
Anthony Fokker
Anthony Fokker
, Dutch engineer and businessman, founded Fokker
Fokker
Aircraft Manufacturer (d. 1939) * 1892
1892
Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. , American businessman, founded the Douglas Aircraft Company (d. 1981) * 1892
1892
Lowell Thomas
Lowell Thomas
, American journalist and author (d. 1981) * 1894
1894
Gertrude Baines , African-American super-centenarian (d. 2009) * 1895
1895
Dudley Nichols , American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1960) * 1898
1898
Jeanne Hébuterne , French painter and author (d. 1920) * 1900
1900
Leo Robin , American composer and songwriter (d. 1984) * 1901
1901
Pier Giorgio Frassati , Italian activist (d. 1925) * 1902
1902
Julien Torma , French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1933) * 1903
1903
Mickey Cochrane , American baseball player and manager (d. 1962) * 1903
1903
Harold Eugene Edgerton , American engineer and academic (d. 1990) * 1904
1904
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
, German lawyer and politician, 3rd Chancellor of Germany
Chancellor of Germany
(d. 1988) * 1904
1904
Erwin Komenda , Austrian car designer and engineer (d. 1966) * 1908
1908
Marcel-Marie Desmarais , Canadian preacher, missionary, and author (d. 1994) * 1909
1909
William M. Branham , American minister and theologian (d. 1965) * 1909
1909
Hermann Lang , German race car driver (d. 1987) * 1910
1910
Barys Kit , Belarusian-American rocket scientist * 1911
1911
Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen , German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979) * 1913
1913
Shannon Boyd-Bailey McCune , American geographer and academic (d. 1993) * 1915
1915
Tadeusz Kantor , Polish director, painter, and set designer (d. 1990) * 1916
1916
Phil Leeds
Phil Leeds
, American actor (d. 1998) * 1916
1916
Vincent Ellis McKelvey , American geologist and author (d. 1987) * 1917
1917
Leonora Carrington , English-Mexican painter and author (d. 2011) * 1918
1918
Alfredo Ovando Candía
Alfredo Ovando Candía
, Bolivian general and politician, 56th President
President
of Bolivia (d. 1982) * 1919
1919
Georgios Mylonas , Greek politician, 11th Greek Minister of Culture (d. 1998) * 1920
1920
Jack Cover , American pilot and physicist, invented the Taser
Taser
gun (d. 2009) * 1920
1920
Edmond H. Fischer , Chinese-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate * 1921
1921
Wilbur Thompson , American shot putter (d. 2013) * 1922
1922
Gordon Chater , English-Australian comedian and actor (d. 1999) * 1923
1923
Herb Thomas
Herb Thomas
, American race car driver (d. 2000) * 1926
1926
Sergio Franchi
Sergio Franchi
, Italian-American singer and actor (d. 1990) * 1926
1926
Gil Kane , Latvian-American author and illustrator (d. 2000) * 1926
1926
Ian Paisley
Ian Paisley
, Northern Irish evangelical minister and politician, 2nd First Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 2014) * 1926
1926
Randy Weston
Randy Weston
, American jazz pianist and composer * 1927
1927
Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan
, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 1996) * 1928 – James Watson
James Watson
, American biologist, geneticist, and zoologist, Nobel Prize laureate * 1929
1929
Willis Hall
Willis Hall
, English playwright and author (d. 2005) * 1929
1929
Joi Lansing , American model, actress and nightclub singer (d. 1972) * 1929
1929
André Previn , American pianist, composer, and conductor * 1931
1931
Ram Dass , American author and educator * 1931
1931
Ivan Dixon , American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008) * 1932
1932
Connie Broden , Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2013) * 1932
1932
Helmut Griem , German actor and director (d. 2004) * 1933
1933
Roy Goode , English lawyer and academic * 1933
1933
Tom C. Korologos , American journalist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Belgium * 1933
1933
Eduardo Malapit , American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Kauai (d. 2007) * 1934
1934
Enrique Álvarez Félix , Mexican actor (d. 1996) * 1934
1934
Anton Geesink
Anton Geesink
, Dutch martial artist and wrestler (d. 2010) * 1934
1934
Guy Peellaert
Guy Peellaert
, Belgian painter, illustrator, and photographer (d. 2008) * 1935
1935
Douglas Hill , Canadian author and critic (d. 2007) * 1936
1936
Helen Berman , Dutch-Israeli painter and illustrator * 1936
1936
Jean-Pierre Changeux , French neuroscientist, biologist, and academic * 1937
1937
Merle Haggard , American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016) * 1937
1937
Tom Veivers , Australian cricketer and politician * 1937
1937
Billy Dee Williams , American actor, singer, and writer * 1938
1938
Paul Daniels , English magician and television host (d. 2016) * 1939
1939
André Ouellet , Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs * 1939
1939
John Sculley
John Sculley
, American businessman, co-founded Zeta Interactive * 1940
1940
Homero Aridjis , Mexican journalist, author, and poet * 1940
1940
Pedro Armendáriz, Jr. , Mexican-American actor and producer (d. 2011) * 1941
1941
Christopher Allsopp , English economist and academic * 1941
1941
Phil Austin , American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2015) * 1941
1941
Hans W. Geißendörfer , German director and producer * 1941
1941
Don Prudhomme , American race car driver and manager * 1941
1941
Gheorghe Zamfir , Romanian flute player and composer * 1942
1942
Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter * 1943
1943
Max Clifford , English journalist and publicist * 1943
1943
– Roger Cook , New Zealand-English journalist and academic * 1943
1943
Ian MacRae , New Zealand rugby player * 1943
1943
Mitchell Melton , American lawyer and politician (d. 2013) * 1944
1944
Anita Pallenberg , Italian-English model, actress, and fashion designer * 1944
1944
Felicity Palmer , English operatic soprano * 1945
1945
Rodney Bickerstaffe , English trade union leader * 1945
1945
– Peter Hill , English journalist * 1946
1946
Paul Beresford , New Zealand-English dentist and politician * 1947
1947
John Ratzenberger
John Ratzenberger
, American actor and director * 1947
1947
André Weinfeld , French-American director, producer, and screenwriter * 1947
1947
Mike Worboys , English mathematician and computer scientist * 1949
1949
Alyson Bailes , English academic and diplomat (d. 2016) * 1949
1949
Patrick Hernandez , French singer-songwriter * 1949
1949
Ng Ser Miang
Ng Ser Miang
, Singaporean athlete, entrepreneur and diplomat * 1949
1949
Horst Ludwig Störmer , German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate * 1950
1950
Claire Morissette , Canadian cycling activist (d. 2007) * 1950
1950
Cleo Odzer , Jewish-American anthropologist and author (d. 2001) * 1951
1951
Bert Blyleven
Bert Blyleven
, Dutch-American baseball player and sportscaster * 1951
1951
Jean-Marc Boivin , French skier, mountaineer, and pilot (d. 1990) * 1951
1951
Pascal Rogé , French pianist * 1951
1951
Phil Schaap , American jazz disc jockey and historian * 1952
1952
Udo Dirkschneider
Udo Dirkschneider
, German singer-songwriter * 1952
1952
Marilu Henner , Greek-Polish American actress and author * 1952
1952
Michel Larocque , Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 1992) * 1953
1953
Patrick Doyle , Scottish actor and composer * 1953
1953
Christopher Franke , German-American drummer and songwriter * 1955
1955
Rob Epstein , American director and producer * 1955
1955
Michael Rooker , American actor, director, and producer * 1955
1955
Cathy Jones , Canadian actress, comedian, and writer * 1956
1956
Michele Bachmann , American lawyer and politician * 1956
1956
Normand Corbeil , Canadian composer (d. 2013) * 1956
1956
Mudassar Nazar , Pakistani cricketer * 1956
1956
– Lee Scott , Jewish-English politician * 1956
1956
Sebastian Spreng , Argentinian-American painter and journalist * 1956
1956
Dilip Vengsarkar
Dilip Vengsarkar
, Indian cricketer and coach * 1957
1957
Giorgio Damilano , Italian race walker and coach * 1957
1957
Maurizio Damilano , Italian race walker and coach * 1957
1957
Jaroslava Maxová , Czech soprano and educator * 1957
1957
Paolo Nespoli , Italian soldier, engineer, and astronaut * 1958
1958
Graeme Base , Australian author and illustrator * 1958
1958
Sophie Muller , English music video director * 1959
1959
Gail Shea , Canadian politician * 1960
1960
Warren Haynes
Warren Haynes
, American singer-songwriter and guitarist * 1960
1960
Richard Loe , New Zealand rugby player * 1960
1960
John Pizzarelli
John Pizzarelli
, American singer-songwriter and guitarist * 1961
1961
Rory Bremner
Rory Bremner
, Scottish actor and screenwriter * 1961
1961
– Peter Jackson , English footballer and manager * 1962
1962
Iris Häussler , German sculptor and academic * 1962
1962
Marco Schällibaum , Swiss footballer, coach, and manager * 1963
1963
Rafael Correa
Rafael Correa
, Ecuadorian economist and politician, 54th President
President
of Ecuador * 1963
1963
– Derrick May
May
, American electronic musician * 1964
1964
Phil Gayle , English journalist * 1965
1965
Black Francis , American singer-songwriter and guitarist * 1965
1965
Sterling Sharpe , American football player and sportscaster * 1966
1966
Vince Flynn
Vince Flynn
, American author (d. 2013) * 1966
1966
Young Man Kang , South Korean-American director and producer * 1967
1967
Julian Anderson , English composer and educator * 1967
1967
Kathleen Barr , Canadian voice actress and singer * 1967
1967
Tanya Byron , English psychologist and academic * 1967
1967
Jonathan Firth , English actor * 1968
1968
Archon Fung , American political scientist, author, and academic * 1968
1968
Affonso Giaffone , Brazilian race car driver * 1969
1969
Bret Boone , American baseball player and manager * 1969
1969
Bison Dele , American basketball player (d. 2002) * 1969
1969
Philipp Peter , Austrian race car driver * 1969
1969
Paul Rudd , American actor * 1969
1969
Spencer Wells , American geneticist and anthropologist * 1970
1970
Olaf Kölzig , South African-German ice hockey player and coach * 1970
1970
Roy Mayorga , American drummer, songwriter, and producer * 1970
1970
Huang Xiaomin , Chinese swimmer * 1972
1972
Anders Thomas Jensen , Danish director and screenwriter * 1972
1972
Dickey Simpkins , American basketball player and sportscaster * 1973
1973
Donnie Edwards , American football player * 1973
1973
Randall Godfrey , American football player * 1973
1973
Rie Miyazawa
Rie Miyazawa
, Japanese model and actress * 1973
1973
– Sun Wen , Chinese footballer * 1975
1975
Zach Braff
Zach Braff
, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter * 1975
1975
Hal Gill
Hal Gill
, American ice hockey player * 1976
1976
Candace Cameron Bure , American actress and talk show panelist * 1976
1976
– James Fox , Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor * 1976
1976
Chris Hoke , American football player * 1976
1976
Georg Hólm
Georg Hólm
, Icelandic bass player * 1976
1976
Hirotada Ototake , Japanese author and educator * 1977
1977
Ville Nieminen , Finnish ice hockey player * 1977
1977
Andy Phillips , American baseball player and coach * 1978
1978
Imani Coppola , Italian/African-American singer-songwriter and violinist * 1978
1978
Tim Hasselbeck , American football player and sportscaster * 1978
1978
Myleene Klass , Austrian/Filipino-English singer, pianist, and model * 1978
1978
Martín Méndez , Uruguayan bass player and songwriter * 1978
1978
Blaine Neal , American baseball player * 1978
1978
Igor Semshov , Russian footballer * 1979
1979
Lord Frederick Windsor , English journalist and financier * 1980
1980
Tommi Evilä , Finnish long jumper * 1981
1981
Robert Earnshaw , Welsh footballer * 1981
1981
Jeff Faine , American football player * 1981
1981
Alex Suarez , American bass player * 1982
1982
Travis Moen , Canadian ice hockey player * 1983
1983
Mehdi Ballouchy , Moroccan footballer * 1983
1983
Jerome Kaino , New Zealand rugby player * 1983
1983
Mitsuru Nagata , Japanese footballer * 1983
1983
Remi Nicole , English singer-songwriter and actress * 1983
1983
James Wade
James Wade
, English darts player * 1983
1983
Katie Weatherston , Canadian ice hockey player * 1984
1984
Max Bemis , American singer-songwriter * 1984
1984
Michaël Ciani , French footballer * 1984
1984
Siboniso Gaxa , South African footballer * 1985
1985
Clarke MacArthur , Canadian ice hockey player * 1985
1985
Frank Ongfiang , Cameroonian footballer * 1985
1985
Sinqua Walls , French/Native American/Jamaican-American basketball player and actor * 1986
1986
Nikolas Asprogenis , Cypriot footballer * 1986
1986
– Aaron Curry , American football player * 1986
1986
Goeido Gotaro , Japanese sumo wrestler * 1986
1986
Ryota Moriwaki , Japanese footballer * 1987
1987
Benjamin Corgnet , French footballer * 1987
1987
Heidi Mount , American model * 1987
1987
Juan Adriel Ochoa , Mexican footballer * 1987
1987
Levi Porter , English footballer * 1987
1987
Hilary Rhoda , American model * 1988
1988
Jucilei
Jucilei
, Brazilian footballer * 1988
1988
– Leigh Adams , Australian footballer * 1988
1988
Daniele Gasparetto , Italian footballer * 1988
1988
Carlton Mitchell , American football player * 1988
1988
Fabrice Muamba , Congolese-English footballer * 1988
1988
Ivonne Orsini , Puerto Rican-American model and television host, Miss World Puerto Rico 2008
2008
* 1989
1989
Rigard van Klooster , Dutch cyclist and speed skater * 1990
1990
Lachlan Coote
Lachlan Coote
, Australian rugby league player * 1990
1990
Charlie McDermott , American actor * 1990
1990
Andrei Veis , Estonian footballer * 1994
1994
Adrián Alonso , Mexican actor * 1995
1995
Darya Lebesheva , Belarusian tennis player

DEATHS

* 861 – Prudentius , bishop of Troyes * 885 – Saint Methodius , Byzantine missionary and saint (b. 815) * 887 Pei Che , chancellor of the Tang Dynasty * 943 Liu Churang , Chinese general and chief of staff (b. 881) * 943 Nasr II , ruler (amir ) of the Samanid Empire
Samanid Empire
(b. 906) * 1147 – Frederick II , duke of Swabia (b. 1090) * 1199 – Richard I , king of England (b. 1157) * 1231 William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke * 1250 Guillaume de Sonnac
Guillaume de Sonnac
, Grand Master of the Knights Templar * 1252 Peter of Verona , Italian priest and saint (b. 1206) * 1340 – Basil , emperor of Trebizond ( Turkey
Turkey
) * 1362 – James I , count of La Marche (b. 1319) * 1490 Matthias Corvinus
Matthias Corvinus
, Romanian-Hungarian husband of Beatrice of Naples (b. 1443) * 1520
1520
Raphael
Raphael
, Italian painter and architect (b. 1483) * 1523 Henry Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire , English nobleman (b. 1479) * 1528 Albrecht Dürer , German painter, engraver, and mathematician (b. 1471) * 1551 Joachim Vadian , Swiss scholar and politician (b. 1484) * 1571 – John Hamilton , Scottish archbishop and academic (b. 1512) * 1590
1590
Francis Walsingham , English politician and diplomat, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
(b. 1532) * 1605 John Stow
John Stow
, English historian and author (b. 1525) * 1621 Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford
Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford
(b. 1539) * 1655 David Blondel , French minister, historian, and scholar (b. 1591) * 1676 John Winthrop the Younger
John Winthrop the Younger
, English politician, 1st Governor of Connecticut (b. 1606) * 1686
1686
Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey , Irish-English politician (b. 1614) * 1707 Willem van de Velde the Younger
Willem van de Velde the Younger
, Dutch-English painter (b. 1633) * 1755 Richard Rawlinson , English minister and historian (b. 1690) * 1790
1790
Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (b. 1719) * 1825 Vladimir Borovikovsky
Vladimir Borovikovsky
, Ukrainian-Russian painter and educator (b. 1757) * 1829
1829
Niels Henrik Abel
Niels Henrik Abel
, Norwegian mathematician and theorist (b. 1802) * 1833
1833
Adamantios Korais
Adamantios Korais
, Greek philosopher and scholar (b. 1748) * 1838
1838
José Bonifácio de Andrada , Brazilian poet, academic, and politician (b. 1763) * 1860
1860
James Kirke Paulding , American author and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Navy
United States Secretary of the Navy
(b. 1778) * 1862
1862
Albert Sidney Johnston
Albert Sidney Johnston
, American general (b. 1803) * 1883
1883
Benjamin Wright Raymond , American merchant and politician, 3rd Mayor of Chicago (b. 1801) * 1886
1886
William Edward Forster
William Edward Forster
, English businessman, philanthropist, and politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland
Chief Secretary for Ireland
(b. 1818) * 1899
1899
Alvan Wentworth Chapman
Alvan Wentworth Chapman
, American physician and botanist (b. 1809) * 1906
1906
Alexander Kielland , Norwegian author, playwright, and politician, 6th County Governor of Møre og Romsdal (b. 1849) * 1913
1913
Somerset Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore (b. 1835) * 1927
1927
Florence Earle Coates
Florence Earle Coates
, American poet (b. 1850) * 1935
1935
Edwin Arlington Robinson , American poet and playwright (b. 1869) * 1944
1944
– Rose O\'Neill , American cartoonist , illustrator, artist, and writer (b. 1874) * 1947
1947
Herbert Backe , German agronomist and politician (b. 1896) * 1950
1950
Louis Wilkins , American pole vaulter (b. 1882) * 1953
1953
Idris Davies , Welsh poet and author (b. 1905) * 1959
1959
Leo Aryeh Mayer
Leo Aryeh Mayer
, Polish-Israeli scholar and academic (b. 1895) * 1961
1961
Jules Bordet , Belgian microbiologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870) * 1963
1963
Otto Struve , Ukrainian-American astronomer and academic (b. 1897) * 1970
1970
Maurice Stokes
Maurice Stokes
, American basketball player (b. 1933) * 1971
1971
Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
, Russian-American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1882) * 1974
1974
Willem Marinus Dudok , Dutch architect (b. 1884) * 1974
1974
Hudson Fysh
Hudson Fysh
, Australian pilot and businessman, co-founded Qantas
Qantas
Airways Limited (b. 1895) * 1977
1977
Kōichi Kido , Japanese politician, 13th Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan (b. 1889) * 1979
1979
Ivan Vasilyov , Bulgarian architect, designed the SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library (b. 1893) * 1983
1983
Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri , Indian General who served as the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 1962
1962
to 1966
1966
and the Military Governor of Hyderabad State from 1948 to 1949. (b. 1908) * 1992
1992
Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov
, American science fiction writer (b. 1920) * 1994
1994
Juvénal Habyarimana
Juvénal Habyarimana
, Rwandan banker and politician, 3rd President
President
of Rwanda
Rwanda
(b. 1937) * 1994
1994
Cyprien Ntaryamira , Burundian politician, 5th President of Burundi
Burundi
(b. 1955) * 1995
1995
Ioannis Alevras , Greek banker and politician, President of Greece (b. 1912) * 1996
1996
Greer Garson
Greer Garson
, English-American actress (b. 1904) * 1998
1998
Norbert Schmitz , German footballer (b. 1958) * 1998
1998
Tammy Wynette
Tammy Wynette
, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942) * 1999
1999
Red Norvo
Red Norvo
, American vibraphone player and composer (b. 1908) * 2000
2000
Habib Bourguiba
Habib Bourguiba
, Tunisian politician, 1st President
President
of Tunisia (b. 1903) * 2001
2001
Charles Pettigrew , American singer-songwriter (Charles founded Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (b. 1949) * 2003
2003
Gerald Emmett Carter , Canadian cardinal (b. 1912) * 2003
2003
Babatunde Olatunji
Babatunde Olatunji
, Nigerian drummer, educator, and activist (b. 1927) * 2004
2004
Lou Berberet , American baseball player (b. 1929) * 2004
2004
Larisa Bogoraz , Russian linguist and activist (b. 1929) * 2005
2005
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (b. 1923) * 2006
2006
Maggie Dixon , American basketball player and coach (b. 1977) * 2006
2006
Francis L. Kellogg , American soldier and diplomat (b. 1917) * 2006
2006
Stefanos Stratigos , Greek actor and director (b. 1926) * 2007
2007
Luigi Comencini
Luigi Comencini
, Italian director and producer (b. 1916) * 2009
2009
J. M. S. Careless , Canadian historian and academic (b. 1919) * 2009
2009
Shawn Mackay , Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1982) * 2010
2010
Wilma Mankiller , American tribal leader (b. 1945) * 2010
2010
Corin Redgrave
Corin Redgrave
, English actor (b. 1939) * 2011
2011
Gerald Finnerman , American director and cinematographer (b. 1931) * 2012
2012
Roland Guilbault , American admiral (b. 1934) * 2012
2012
Thomas Kinkade , American painter and illustrator (b. 1958) * 2012
2012
Fang Lizhi , Chinese astrophysicist and academic (b. 1936) * 2012
2012
Sheila Scotter , Australian fashion designer and journalist (b. 1920) * 2012
2012
Reed Whittemore
Reed Whittemore
, American poet and critic (b. 1919) * 2013
2013
Hilda Bynoe , Grenadian physician and politician, 2nd Governor of Grenada (b. 1921) * 2013
2013
Bill Guttridge , English footballer and manager (b. 1931) * 2013
2013
Bigas Luna , Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1946) * 2013
2013
Ottmar Schreiner , German lawyer and politician (b. 1946) * 2014
2014
– Mary Anderson , American actress (b. 1918) * 2014
2014
Jacques Castérède , French pianist and composer (b. 1926) * 2014
2014
Liv Dommersnes , Norwegian actress (b. 1922) * 2014
2014
Mickey Rooney , American soldier, actor, and dancer (b. 1920) * 2014
2014
Chuck Stone , American soldier, journalist, and academic (b. 1924) * 2014
2014
Massimo Tamburini , Italian motorcycle designer, co-founded Bimota (b. 1943) * 2015
2015
Giovanni Berlinguer , Italian lawyer and politician (b. 1924) * 2015
2015
James Best
James Best
, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926) * 2015
2015
– Ray Charles , American singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1918) * 2015
2015
Dollard St. Laurent , Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929) * 2016
2016
Merle Haggard , American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937) * 2017
2017
Don Rickles
Don Rickles
, American actor and comedian (b. 1926)

HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

* Chakri Day , commemorating the reign of the Chakri Dynasty
Chakri Dynasty
. (Thailand)

* Christian feast day :

* Albrecht Dürer and Lucas Cranach (Lutheran Church ). * Brychan
Brychan
* Eutychius of Constantinople
Constantinople
( Eastern Orthodox Church