On This Day in History for February 1

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 204

  • 772 Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

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1327 Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • 1539 Emperor Karel & King Francois I sign anti-English treaty

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1587 Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for her cousin, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart
Queen of Scotland
Mary Stuart
  • 1662 Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates

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1669 French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1713 The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
  • 1717 Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France
  • 1720 Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 1732 Parliament of Ratisborn accepts Pragmatic Sanctions
  • 1742 Sardinia and Austria sign alliance

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1783 William Herschel announces star Lambda Herculis as apex

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • 1788 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet
  • 1789 Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long
  • 1790 US Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC)
  • 1793 France declares war on Great Britain and Netherlands
  • 1793 Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen
  • 1796 The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
  • 1809 Dutch King Louis Napoleon accepts metric system
  • 1810 1st insurance company managed by blacks (American Insurance Co of Philadelphia)
  • 1810 Seville, Spain surrenders to French
  • 1810 US Population: 7,239,881, Black population: 1,377,808 (19%)

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1814 Lord Byron's "Corsair" sells 10,000 copies on day of publication

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
  • 1814 Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200
  • 1840 Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated
  • 1846 Theophile Gautier publishes "Hashish Club" about his initiation
  • 1856 Auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College.
  • 1860 1st rabbi to open House of Representatives, Morris Raphall of NYC
  • 1861 Dike breaks in Gelderland, Netherlands
  • 1861 Texas secedes from the Union (which precipitates the American Civil War)
  • 1862 Julia Howe publishes "Battle Hymn of Republic"
  • 1864 -Feb 8th] Battle of Yazoo River, MS
  • 1864 2nd German-Danish war begins
  • 1864 Austrian and Prussian troops occupy Schleswig-Holstein
  • 1865 13th amendment approved (National Freedom Day)

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1865 General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins

  • 1865 JS Rock, 1st black lawyer to practice in US Supreme Court, admitted to bar
  • 1867 Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
  • 1871 Jefferson Long of Georgia is first black to make an official speech in US House of Representatives (opposing leniency to former Confederates)
  • 1880 The first edition of theatrical newspaper The Stage is published.
  • 1881 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri authorized
  • 1883 French Lt-Col Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes reaches Bamako on the Niger
  • 1884 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published
  • 1892 Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite
  • 1897 Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
  • 1898 1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co
  • 1902 China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
  • 1902 Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben" premieres in Berlin
  • 1902 US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there
  • 1905 Hungarian premier Count István Tisza resigns
  • 1906 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
  • 1906 Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured
  • 1908 King Carlos I of Portugal and his heir, Prince Luis Filipe are assassinated by Republican sympathizers in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon
  • 1909 US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah, opens
  • 1909 US forces withdraw from Cuba after liberal Jose Miguel Gomez becomes president; ensuing political instability will bring a threat of US intervention in 1912
  • 1910 1st British labour exchange opens
  • 1910 Dragoumis government forms in Greece
  • 1914 Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed
  • 1914 Tanganyika Railway opens
  • 1917 German Großadmiral Alfred von Tirpitz announces unlimited submarine war
  • 1918 Russia adopts the Gregorian calendar (making the day February 14)
  • 1920 1st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul, Minn)
  • 1920 Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police
  • 1923 Allied ultimatum on Lithuanian occupation of Memel

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1923 Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Benito Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1923 Noel Coward's "Young Idea" premieres in London
  • 1924 Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens

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1924 Ramsay MacDonald's incoming Labour government formally recognizes the Soviet Union

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 1925 1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontkämpferbund in Berlin
  • 1926 Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR
  • 1926 Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch
  • 1929 1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402½ lbs
  • 1933 Colonial government arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname
  • 1933 Dutch bishops forbid membership of non-catholic unions
  • 1933 German Parliament disolves, Gen Ludendorf predicts catastrophe
  • 1934 Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his
  • 1935 1st "March of Time" newsreel premieres at the Capitol
  • 1935 James T Farrell finishes his "Studs Lonigan" trilogy
  • 1937 Stapleton, Staten Island, becomes a customs-free port
  • 1940 Soviet Union begins new offensive against Finland
  • 1941 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn
  • 1941 US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
  • 1942 2nd Norwegian government of Quisling forms
  • 1943 German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier
  • 1943 Mussert forms pro-Nazi shadow cabinet in Netherlands
  • 1944 Supreme Soviet increases Soviet republics' autonomy
  • 1944 US 7th Infantry/4th Marine Division lands on Kwajalein/Roi/Namur
  • 1945 US Army arrives at Siegfriedlinie
  • 1946 Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zoltán Tildy as its communist president
  • 1946 Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Sectary General of the United Nations
  • 1947 Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of christian-dems & communists
  • 1947 Dmitri Shostakovitch named professor at conservatoire of Leningrad
  • 1947 NV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established

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1948 Nine Malay sultanates and two British Straits Settlements (Penang and Malacca) form the Federation of Malaya

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • 1948 Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed
  • 1949 200" (5.08-m) Hale telescope 1st used [See June 3, 1948]
  • 1950 USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
  • 1950 Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland
  • 1951 -50°F (-46°C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
  • 1951 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 101

  • 1261 Walter de Stapledon, English bishop (d. 1326)
  • 1459 Conrad Celtes, German scholar (d. 1508)
  • 1462 Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (d. 1516)
  • 1552 Edward Coke, Mileham Norfolk, jurist/politician (defended common law)
  • 1605 Isaac Aboab de Fonseca, Portuguese/Neth rabbi/mystic
  • 1635 Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (d. 1689)
  • 1659 Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island)
  • 1663 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, foundress (d. 1748)
  • 1761 Christian Hendrik Persoon, South African mycologist (d. 1836)
  • 1763 Thomas Campbell, founder (Church of Disciples in America)
  • 1796 Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)
  • 1801 Thomas Cole, US, romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)
  • 1801 Émile Littré, French lexicographer (d. 1881)
  • 1805 Auguste Blanqui, France, revolutionary (workers' leader)
  • 1807 William Bowen Campbell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • 1810 Charles Lenox Remond, African American orator and abolitionist (d. 1873), born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1819 Henry Lawrence Eustis, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1885)
  • 1820 George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (d. 1897)
  • 1827 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker
  • 1829 John Potts Slough, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • 1833 Henry McNeal Turner, Newberry South Carolina, Minister and politician, 1st African American Methodist Bishop (d. 1915)
  • 1839 James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Hearts of Oak)
  • 1841 William H H Davenport, stage medium, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1844 Eduard Adolf Strasburger, German botanist (Angiospermen)
  • 1844 Granville Stanley Hall, US, psychologist
  • 1851 Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)
  • 1872 Paul Fort, French poet/founder of Vers et Prose
  • 1872 Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (d. 1949)
  • 1872 Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (d. 1927)
  • 1873 Joseph Allard, Canadian fiddler (d. 1947)
  • 1873 John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)
  • 1874 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austria, poet/dramatist/essayist
  • 1878 Hattie Wyatt Caraway, politician/teacher/1st woman elected to senate
  • 1878 Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (d. 1944)

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1882 Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1948-57), born in Compton, Quebec (d. 1973)

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1884 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)
  • 1885 Camille Chautemps, premier France
  • 1887 Dirk Roosenburg, Dutch architect
  • 1887 Charles Nordhoff, English-born author (d. 1947)
  • 1889 Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia)
  • 1896 Anastasio Somoza García [Tacho], General, dictator and President of Nicaragua (1937-56), born in San Marcos, Nicaragua (d. 1956)
  • 1897 Denise Robins, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss), born in London, England
  • 1902 Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)
  • 1903 Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)
  • 1905 Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg, Basel Switzerland, eminent mathematician and physicist
  • 1907 Alan Strode Campbell Ross, professor (coined the terms U & non-U)
  • 1907 John Canaday, art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
  • 1908 Albie Booth, collegiate Hall of Fame football star (Yale)
  • 1908 George Pal, Hungarian/US director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons)
  • 1909 Douglas Hall, Governor (Somaliland Protectorate)
  • 1913 Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, Test pilot
  • 1916 Gordon Hobday, Lord Lieutenant (Nottinghamshire)
  • 1918 Maurice Laing, life president (John Laing)

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1918 Muriel Spark, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark
  • 1920 Kenneth Bond, former vice-chairman
  • 1922 Bogumil Witalis Andrzejewski, professor of Cushtic Languages
  • 1924 H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author
  • 1926 Douglas Johnson, British historian, born in Edinburgh (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Peter Crill, Bailiff of Jersey
  • 1927 Galway Kinnell, American author (Body Rags, Book of Nightmares), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2014)
  • 1928 Peter Gordon Dorrell, archaeologist and photographer
  • 1928 Sam Edwards, physicist
  • 1928 Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, born in Tenby, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Tom Lantos, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )
  • 1930 Peter Tapsell, British MP
  • 1930 Shahabuddin Ahmed, President of Bangladesh
  • 1930 Mario Beaulieu, Quebec politician (d. 1998)

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1931 Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician and President of Russian Federation (1991-1999), born in Butka, Sverdlovsk, (d. 2007)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1931 Mark Richmond, CEO (Science & Engineering Research Council)
  • 1931 [ABM] Ton Frinking, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1932 John Nott, British policitican(C), Secretary of State for Defence during Falkland War, born in Bideford, Devon
  • 1933 Reynolds Price, US writer (Strengthened by a Pale Green Light)
  • 1935 Ruth Clarke, Moderator (General Assembly of the United Reform Church)
  • 1935 Vladimir Viktorovich Aksyonov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 22, T-2)
  • 1936 G H Blake, Principal (Collingwood College, Durham U)
  • 1936 Azie Taylor Morton, 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
  • 1939 Paul E Gillmor, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • 1941 Robert Walmsley, British Vice-Admiral
  • 1941 Jerry Spinelli, children's author
  • 1942 Muna Wassef, Wassef is a well known Syrian/Arab movie star and a United Nations Goodwill ambassador.
  • 1943 Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer
  • 1944 Mike Enzi, American politician, senator of Wyoming
  • 1947 Adam Ingram, British MP
  • 1948 Jennifer Adams, superintendent (Central Royal Parks)
  • 1951 Andrew Smith, British MP
  • 1952 Roger Y. Tsien, Chemist (Nobel Prize 2008) born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1953 Andy Mill, skier/husband of Chris Everet
  • 1953 C A Barnett, headmaster (Whitgift School)
  • 1955 Kate Ashbrook, general secretary (Open Spaces Society)
  • 1955 Virginia "Ginny" Leng [Elliott], British eventer (1986 World Champion)
  • 1957 Donna Adamek, Duarte California, bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81)
  • 1961 Daniel M Tani, Ridley Park MD, astronaut
  • 1963 Takashi Murakami, Japanese artist
  • 1965 Stephanie Marie Elisabeth de Grimaldi, Monte Carlo Monaco, Princess
  • 1967 Meg Cabot, American author
  • 1967 Patle Shishupal Natthu, Indian politician

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1968 Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson, daughter of Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • 1969 Andrew Breitbart, conservative blogger and publisher, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1976 Phil Ivey, American poker player

Deaths in History

  • 656 Sigebert III, king of Austrasia, dies at about 25
  • 1204 Alexius IV Angelus, regent of Byzantium (1203-04), murdered
  • 1248 Hendrik II, duke of Brabant (1235-48), dies
  • 1294 Louis II, the Stern, ruler of Upper-Bayern, dies
  • 1328 Charles IV, the Handsome, King of France (1322-28), dies
  • 1502 Olivier de la Marche, Flemish writer/poet/governor, dies
  • 1542 Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1480)
  • 1563 Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia (died of fever)
  • 1590 Lawrence Humphrey, English clergyman and educator
  • 1669 Abandoned child, Huygens friend poet Catharina Questiers, buried at 31
  • 1691 Alexander VIII, [Pietro Ottoboni], Italian Pope (1689-91), dies at 80
  • 1691 George Etherege, English stage writer (Love in a Tub), dies at 56
  • 1694 John L baron van Elderen, 63rd bishop of Liege (1688-94), dies at 73
  • 1718 Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (b. 1660)
  • 1733 August II, the Strong, King of Poland (355 children), dies at 62
  • 1734 John Floyer, English physician and writer (b. 1649)
  • 1747 Jacobus E J Capitein, Dutch slave/vicar/merchant, dies
  • 1761 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (b. 1682)
  • 1768 Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (b. 1685)
  • 1793 William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (b. 1717)
  • 1832 Ecco Epkema, Dutch classic linguist (Frisian/Old Frisian), dies at 71
  • 1832 Archibald Murphey, North Carolina politician (b. 1777)
  • 1838 Abraham de Veer, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1822-28), dies at 71
  • 1839 Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect/archaeologist, dies at 76
  • 1850 Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, dies at 3

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1851 Mary Shelley, novelist (Frankenstein), dies of a brain tumour at 53

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • 1869 Frederik W Conrad, hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer, dies at 68
  • 1873 Matthew Maury, hydrographer, dies
  • 1878 George Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85
  • 1883 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author, dies
  • 1893 George Henry Sanderson, Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1824)
  • 1897 Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist (b. 1826)
  • 1903 George G Stokes, British physicist/pres Royal Society, dies at 83
  • 1904 Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76
  • 1905 Oswald Aschenbach, German painter, dies at 77
  • 1908 Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by Republican sympathisers at 44
  • 1910 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
  • 1936 Georgios Kondylis, general of the Greek army and Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
  • 1937 Marguerite Audoux, writer, dies
  • 1940 Philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)

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1944 Piet Mondrian, abstract painter (Composition in Blue), dies at 71

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian
  • 1945 Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens), dies at 72
  • 1946 Hans Bethge, German poet, dies at 70
  • 1954 Julius P Hoste, Belgium minister/newspaper publisher, dies at 69
  • 1957 Friedrich von Paulus, German field marshall (Stalingrad), dies at 66
  • 1958 Clinton Joseph Davisson, dies
  • 1963 Fleetwood Lindley, the last living person to see Abraham Lincoln's face (b. 1888)
  • 1966 Buster Keaton, [Joseph Francis], US comic (General), dies at 69
  • 1966 Hedda Hopper, [Elda Furry], US gossip columnist, dies at 75
  • 1966 Nicholas Piantanida, sets balloon flight record & dies in descent
  • 1970 Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 1974 Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
  • 1976 Edgar Pangborn, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • 1976 Werner C Heisenberg, physicist (Nobel 1932, field theory), dies at 74
  • 1976 George Whipple, American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1878)
  • 1977 Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 72
  • 1981 Donald W Douglas, US aviation pionieer/builder, dies at 88
  • 1986 Alva Myrdal, Swedish Nobel peace prize winner (1982), dies at 84
  • 1988 Heather O'Rourke, (Poltergeist) star, dies of intestinal ailment at 12
  • 1988 Reinder Zwolsman, Dutch businessman, dies at 75
  • 1989 Elaine de Kooning, American artist (b. 1918)
  • 1991 H J van Ommeren-Averink, Dutch MP (CPN), dies
  • 1992 Irving R Kaufman, federal judge (Rosenberg Case), dies at 81
  • 1994 Fouad Fram al-Boustani, Lebanese historian (Rawaeaa), dies at 88
  • 1994 Olan Soule, radio voice (Super Friends), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • 1995 George Abbot, director (Damn Yankees), dies at 107
  • 1995 Michael Caesar, pope of pot, dies of liver cancer at 52
  • 1996 Clive Burton, neuropathologist, dies at 54
  • 1997 Herb Caen, American columnist (SF Chronicle), dies of lung cancer, at 80
  • 1997 Mitchell Goodman, writer, dies at 71
  • 1997 Peter Morris, historian of France, dies at 50
  • 1997 Thelma Moss, psychologist, dies at 78
  • 1999 Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (b. 1907)
  • 2001 André D'Allemagne, Quebec teacher, political observer and essayist (b. 1929)
  • 2003 Michael P. Anderson - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1959)
  • 2003 David Brown - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1956)
  • 2003 Kalpana Chawla - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1961)
  • 2003 Laurel Clark - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1961)
  • 2003 Rick D. Husband - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1957)
  • 2003 Willie McCool - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1961)
  • 2003 Ilan Ramon - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1954)
  • 2005 George Douglass Milne, British peer, soldier and artist dies at 95
  • 2006 Bryce Harland, New Zealand diplomat (b. 1931)
  • 2007 Ahmad Abu Laban, Danish Muslim leader (b. 1946)
  • 2012 Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso, dies from cancer at 88
  • 2012 Wislawa Szymborska, Polish poet and Nobel Laureate, dies at 88
  • 2013 Ed Koch, American congressman and New York City Mayor (1977-89), dies from heart failure at 88
  • 2015 Beryl Platt [Baroness Platt of Writtle], British Engineer, politician and CEO, dies at 91
  • 2015 Monty Oum, American Animator (RWBY), dies of an allergic reaction at 33
  • 2017 Desmond Carrington, British radio host (The Music Goes Round), dies at 90
  • 2017 Étienne Tshisekedi, Congolese opposition leader, dies at 84