On This Day in History for August 27

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 120

  • 479 BC Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Plataea, Persian forces led by Mardonius routed by Greek army under Pausanias; together with Greek success at Battle of Mycale halts Persian invasion of Greece
  • 479 Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Mycale won by Greek forces over Persian naval troops on Ionian coast, double victory with that at Plataea ends Persian invasion
  • 663 Battle of Baekgang: Tang Chinese and Silla Korean forces defeat Korean Baekje forces and their Yamato Japanese allies on the Geum River in Korea; - no Japanese invasion of Korea for 900 years
  • 1232 The Formulary of Adjudications is promulgated by Regent Hōjō Yasutoki. (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 1232)
  • 1549 Battle of Dussindale: John Dudley Earl of Warwick destroys Robert Kett's army, ending Kett's rebellion in Norfolk, England
  • 1569 Pope Pius names Cosimo I de Medici as grand duke of Tuscany
  • 1585 Duke of Parma's troops occupy Antwerp
  • 1601 Olivier van Noort completes first Dutch exploration of new world
  • 1610 Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia
  • 1619 Frederik van Palts chosen as King of Bohemia
  • 1626 Battle of Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV
  • 1628 Java: Sultan Agung of Mataram attacks Batavia
  • 1634 Battle of Nordingen: Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar loses Duchy of Franconia
  • 1665 "Ye Bare & Ye Cubb" is first play performed in North America (Acomac, Va)
  • 1667 Earliest recorded hurricane in North America (Jamestown, Virginia)
  • 1689 The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.
  • 1776 British defeat Americans in Battle of Long Island
  • 1783 First hydrogen balloon flight (unmanned); reaches an altitude of 900m
  • 1788 Jacques Neeker named as French minister of Finance
  • 1789 French National Assembly issues "Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen"
  • 1798 Battle of Castlebar, Ireland: French army and Irish rebels rout a larger the British force
  • 1799 British invasion army lands in North Holland

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1813 Battle of Dresden; Napoleon defeats Austrians

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1816 Lord Exmouth bombards Algiers, a refuge for Barbary pirates
  • 1828 Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks
  • 1828 The Russians defeat the Turks at the Battle of Akhalzic.
  • 1832 Black Hawk, leader of Sauk-indians, gives himself up
  • 1859 1st successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn by Edwin Drake
  • 1861 Battle of Cape Hatteras SC-Union troops take Ft Clark
  • 1881 Hurricane hits Florida & Carolinas; about 700 die
  • 1883 Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons and kills approximately 40,000 people
  • 1894 Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which includes a graduated income tax later struck down by the Supreme Court
  • 1896 Britain defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM). Shortest recorded war in history.
  • 1900 Battle of Bergendal: General Buller defeats the Boer under general Louis Botha
  • 1909 Jack Chesbro's final Highlander game
  • 1910 Wash Red Killefer sacrifices record 4 times against Detroit
  • 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs publishes "Tarzan of the Apes"
  • 1913 Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken applies to patent all-purpose zipper
  • 1913 Lt Peter Nestrov, of Imperial Russian Air Service, performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev (1st aerobatic maneuver in an airplane)
  • 1914 Second day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): Germans bombard Usdau
  • 1914 US war reporter Richard H Davis visits Leuven
  • 1916 Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary
  • 1917 Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game
  • 1918 Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of Army
  • 1918 Dr Joseph L Johnson named as US minister to Liberia

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1927 Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens
  • 1928 16 die in a NYC subway's 2nd worst accident

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact, 60 nations agree to condemn 'recourse to war for the solution of international controversies'.

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • 1932 200,000 English textile workers strike
  • 1932 International anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam

  • 1933 Earl Averill becomes 2nd Cleveland ballplayer to hit for cycle Moody defaults in 3rd set, trailing 3-0
  • 1937 Brooklyn Dodger Fred Frankhouse no-hits Cin, 5-0 in 7 2/3 inn game
  • 1937 George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 345.49 MPH
  • 1938 Two NYC subway trains collide at 116th Street killing 2 and injuring 51
  • 1938 Yanks Monte Pearson no-hits Indians 13-0, DiMaggio hits 3 triples
  • 1939 Erich Warsitz in a Heinkel He-178 makes the 1st manned jet-propelled flight
  • 1939 Nazi Germany demands Danzig & Polish corridor
  • 1939 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands receives German ambassador Grave Zech
  • 1940 Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 Shah of Iran abdicates throne favour of his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • 1942 Cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
  • 1944 200 RAF Halifax bombers attack oil installations in Hamburg
  • 1945 US troops land in Japan after Japanese surrender
  • 1948 102°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
  • 1950 General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist
  • 1955 "Guinness Book of World Records" 1st published
  • 1955 Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts
  • 1956 Curt Robert of Columbus (Intl League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game
  • 1957 Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes
  • 1957 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1957 The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force.
  • 1958 Clark Griffith says Senators will probably accept offer to move to Minnesota
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at South Atlantic Ocean
  • 1958 USSR launches Sputnik 3 with two dogs aboard
  • 1961 Francis the Talking Mule is mystery guest on "What's My Line"
  • 1962 Mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1966 Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world
  • 1966 Race riot in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1968 Portest by the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) at the Guildhall's council chamber; after which Eamon Melaugh phones the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) to organise a march in Derry
  • 1969 Lindy's Pride win Hambletonian Stakes
  • 1969 Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)
  • 1972 US bombs Haiphong, North Vietnam
  • 1977 Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry, Guinea
  • 1977 Toby Harrah & Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2
  • 1978 Reds Joe Morgan is 1st to hit 200 HRs & have 500 stolen bases
  • 1978 Yankee Catfish Hunter's 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in Aug 1978
  • 1979 Warrenpoint ambush: 18 British Army soldiers killed when Provisional IRA explode two roadside bombs as a British convoy passes Narrow Water Castle
  • 1979 The Earl Mountbatten of Burma, cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and last Viceroy of India, is killed along with three companions, two of them children by the IRA when his boat is blown up near Sligo, Ireland
  • 1980 Chon Doo Hwan elected president of South Korea
  • 1981 Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard sunken Italian liner Andrea Doria
  • 1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1982 Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
  • 1983 Haiti adopts constitution
  • 1983 US performs nuclear test
  • 1984 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1984 War Against Indiscipline is launched by the Buhari regime in Nigeria
  • 1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 General Ibrahim Babangida overthrows Major General Muhammadu Buhari's regime in Nigeria

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 101

  • 1407 Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)
  • 1471 George the Bearded, Duke of Saxony (1500-39), born in Meissen, Germany (d. 1539)
  • 1487 Anna of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark (d. 1514)
  • 1545 Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma/general/diplomat
  • 1630 Maria van Oosterwijck, Dutch flower painter
  • 1637 Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (d. 1715)
  • 1665 John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (d. 1751)
  • 1666 Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89)
  • 1669 Anne Marie of Orléans, queen of Italy (d. 1728)
  • 1677 Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1748)
  • 1698 Baal Shem Tov, Founder of the Chasiddic movement {d. 1760)
  • 1719 John/Jean Nepveu, Dutch governor of Suriname (1768-79)
  • 1724 John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born Continental Congressman (d. 1781)
  • 1730 Johann Georg Hamann, German counter-enlightenment philosopher ("Reason is language"), born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1788)
  • 1752 Herman Muntinghe, Dutch theologist (History of Mankind)
  • 1768 Anne-Francois Mellinet, French/Belgian general (Maastricht)
  • 1770 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher/inventor (dialectic)
  • 1803 Edward Beecher, American theologian (d. 1895)
  • 1809 Hannibal Hamlin, (R) 15th VP (1861-65)
  • 1824 Hiram Gregory Berry, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Thomaston, Main (d. 1863)
  • 1826 Frank Stillman Nickerson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Swanville, Maine (d. 1917)
  • 1832 James Alexander Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1835 Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter
  • 1839 Emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1881)
  • 1847 Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bridge
  • 1849 Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Nocturno)
  • 1856 Iwan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, born in Nahuievychi, Galicia (d. 1916)
  • 1858 Giuseppe Peanoin Cuneo, Piemonte Italy, mathematician
  • 1865 Charles Gates Dawes, (R) 30th VP (1925-29, Nobel 1925)
  • 1865 James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist (d. 1935)
  • 1869 Karl Haushofer, soldier/geographer
  • 1870 Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet
  • 1871 Theodore Dreiser, American novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)
  • 1874 Karl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, Nobel 1931)
  • 1875 Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (d. 1967)
  • 1877 Charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd)
  • 1877 Lloyd Cassel Douglas, novelist
  • 1877 Ernst Wetter, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Vincent Auriol, president of France (1947-53)
  • 1890 Man Ray, American artist and photographer (Dada), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • 1899 Cecil Scott Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower) (d. 1966)
  • 1903 Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nocturno de los Angeles)
  • 1904 Norah Lofts, British author (d. 1983)
  • 1904 John Hay Whitney, American financier (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Alexander Johnston, CEO (Board of Inland Revenue)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1906 Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, (d. 1984)

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • 1908 Frank Leahy, O'Neill Nebraska, football coach (Notre Dame)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), born in Stonewall, Texas (d. 1973)

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1908 Kurt Wegner, German artist (d. 1985)
  • 1909 Sidney R Yates, (Rep-D-IL, 1949-62, 65- )
  • 1911 Patience Edney, nurse/communist
  • 1912 Peter Gretton, British vice admiral
  • 1913 Arthur Benfield, head of Cheshire CID
  • 1913 Donald McKenzie MacKinnon, philosopher
  • 1913 Stewart Crawford, British diplomat
  • 1914 Catherine Marshall, editor/writer
  • 1915 Walter Heller, economist (Old Myths & New Realities), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1918 Lord Winstanley, physician/British MP (Labour)
  • 1919 John Cox, Flemish/US painter/dir (Museum of Fine Physician, Boston)
  • 1919 Lord Dormand, of Eastington, British MP (Labour)
  • 1920 James Molyneaux [Baron Molyneaux of Killead], MP (Ulster unionist), born in Killead, Ireland
  • 1921 Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1996)
  • 1924 David Rowbotham, Australian poet
  • 1925 Richard Rutt, bishop of Leicester
  • 1926 Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Hugh Byatt, British diplomat
  • 1928 Jack Thompson, MP (Labour)
  • 1928 Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi, premier of Kwazulu (Shaka Zulu)
  • 1928 Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier (Olympic gold 1952), born in Lech, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Ira Levin, author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day)
  • 1930 John Daly, British trade union leader
  • 1930 John Watts, chief of defense (Omani Armed Forces)
  • 1931 Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Antonia Fraser, British author and biographer (Mary Queen of Scots), born in London, England
  • 1932 Mikhail Nikolayevich Burdayev, Feodosina Krim, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1933 Joke Smit, Dutch feminist
  • 1935 Frank Yablans, American writer (North Dallas Forty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Michael Holroyd, author
  • 1936 Joel Kovel, American politician
  • 1937 Mark Potter, British court judge
  • 1940 David Hart, gen-sect (National Association of Head Teachers)
  • 1941 Yuri Vassilyevich Malyshev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-2, T-11)
  • 1942 Brian Peckford, Canadian politician
  • 1943 Bob Kerrey, (Sen-D Nebraska)
  • 1944 Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD)
  • 1947 Jacques Arnold, MP (Conservative)
  • 1949 Andrew McKay, conservative MP
  • 1949 Edmund Weiner, English lexicographer (Oxford English Dictionary), born in Oxford, England
  • 1954 Mike Kelley, Wayne, Michigan, artist (More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid), (d. 2012)
  • 1955 Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
  • 1958 Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, Russian cosmonaut (TM-7, TM-12, STS 60)
  • 1958 Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
  • 1958 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], body modifier (world record holder in body modification), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1959 Juan Fernando Cobo, Colombian artist
  • 1959 Leila de Lima, Filipino lawyer, Senator, Chair of the Philippine Senate Electoral Reforms and People's Participation Committee, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • 1961 Tom Ford, American fashion designer
  • 1966 Juhan Parts, Prime Minister of Estonia
  • 1969 Cesar Millan, Culiacan Mexico, professional dog trainer
  • 1970 Peter Ebdon, English snooker player
  • 1975 Jonny Moseley, American skier

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1930 Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • 1956 Socialite Gloria Vanderbilt (32) weds "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (32)
  • 1994 TV executive Anthony Radziwill (35) weds Emmy Award-winning journalist Carole Di Falco (31) in East Hampton, New York
  • 2011 British heiress Petra Ecclestone (22) weds entrepreneur James Stunt at Orsini Odescalchi Castle near City of Rome
  • 2011 Lisa Vanderpump's daughter Pandora Vanderpump (24) weds Jason Sabo in Beverly Hills

Deaths in History

  • 542 Saint Caesarius of Arles
  • 827 Pope Eugene II, Italian Pope (824-827)
  • 1208 Irene Angelina, daughter of Isaac II Angeles, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1312 Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (1305-12), dies at 50

Duke of Brittany Arthur II
Duke of Brittany
Arthur II
  • 1394 Chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343)
  • 1450 Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)
  • 1522 Giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75
  • 1545 Piotr Gamrat, Polish Catholic archbishop (b. 1487)
  • 1576 Titian, [Tiziano Vecelli], Italian painter, dies of plague
  • 1590 Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], Pope (1585-90), dies at 68
  • 1608 Hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66
  • 1635 Lope Felix de Vega, playwright/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), dies at 72
  • 1651 Jacob A Backer, painter, dies at about 43
  • 1664 Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter (b. 1598)
  • 1667 Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, buried at 33
  • 1748 James Thomson, Scottish poet (Rule, Britannia), dies at 47
  • 1782 John Laurens, American soldier, diplomat and abolitionist, killed in battle at 27
  • 1827 Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat, dies
  • 1828 Eise J Eisinga, constructed planetarium at Franeker, dies at 84
  • 1830 Louis H J Condé, French prince, commits suicide at 74
  • 1840 William Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office
  • 1857 Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American poet, literary critic and editor, dies of tuberculosis at 42
  • 1871 William Whiting Boardman, American politician (b. 1794)
  • 1874 Johan George Schwartze, painter, dies
  • 1874 John Henry Foley, Irish sculptor (Prince Albert Memorial), dies at 56
  • 1875 William Chapman Ralston, American banker (b. 1826)
  • 1879 Rowland Hill, introduced postage stamps, dies at 84
  • 1898 John Hopkinson, British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law) dies with three of his children in a mountaineering accident in the Pennine Alps, Switzerland at 49
  • 1910 Clement of Maasdijk, 1st Dutch aircraft death
  • 1914 John Weiss, German new testament, dies
  • 1919 Louis Botha, South African soldier/statesman, dies at 56
  • 1929 Herman Potočnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket scientist (b. 1892)
  • 1930 Didericus G van Epen, genealogist/Dutch Patriarch, dies at 62
  • 1931 Willem H Nolens, priest/2nd Chamber member, dies
  • 1931 Frank Harris, Irish author and editor (b. 1856)
  • 1931 Francis Marion Smith, American borax magnate (b. 1846)
  • 1937 John Russell Pope, American architect (Jefferson Memorial, National Archives and Records Administration), dies at 63
  • 1943 Otto Selz, German psychologist (In Auschwitz), dies
  • 1944 Georg von Boeselager, German nobleman (b. 1915)
  • 1948 Charles Evans Hughes, U.S. Supreme Court justice (b. 1862)
  • 1950 Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (Fuoco Grande), dies at 41
  • 1955 Joachim Wach, philosopher/sociologist (Sociology of Religion), dies
  • 1958 Ernest Lawrence, American nuclear scientist and inventor (Cyclotron - Nobel 1939), dies at 57

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1963 W E B Du Bois, scholar/founder (NAACP), dies at 95 in Accra Ghana

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • 1963 Allama Mashriqi, Pakistani scholar and politician (b. 1888)
  • 1965 Edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1965 Le Corbusier, [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss French architect and city planner and dies at 77

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect and City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • 1967 Henri-Georges Adam, French painter/cartoonist/sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1968 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61
  • 1969 Erika Mann, German/US author/daughter of Thomas Mann, dies
  • 1969 Henri EJA de Page, Belgian lawyer, dies
  • 1969 Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist, dies
  • 1971 Bennett Cerf, (Random House)/panelist (What's My Line), dies at 73
  • 1971 Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, 1st female LIFE staff photographer, dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1975 Haile Selassie [Ras Tafari Makonnen], Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74), dies of suspected assassination by strangulation at 83

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • 1979 Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, is assassinated by an IRA bomb on his boat in Ireland
  • 1979 Nicholas Mountbatten, Lord Mountbatten's grandson, murdered at 14
  • 1987 Scott La Rock, American DJ (Boogie Down Productions) (b. 1962)
  • 1995 Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist, dies at 78
  • 1995 Dick Bentley, entertainer, dies at 88
  • 1996 Abram Games, graphic artist, dies at 82
  • 1996 Alexander Lanusse, military President of Argentina (1971-73), dies
  • 1999 Hélder Câmara, Brazilian Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1909)
  • 2001 Abu Ali Mustafa, leader of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (assassinated) (b. 1938)
  • 2001 Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (b. 1936)
  • 2002 Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, "Father of the Modern Day Men's Movement," Founder of the Christian Men's Network (CMN)
  • 2003 Pierre Poujade, French politician (b. 1920)
  • 2006 Maria Capovilla, oldest woman alive from 2004-2006 (b. 1889)
  • 2009 Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer and poet (b. 1913)