On This Day in History for June 10

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 146


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1190 Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (modern Turkey) leading an army to Jerusalem

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1358 French Jacquerie peasant leader Guillaume Cale captured at the Battle of Mello
  • 1538 Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg
  • 1539 Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.

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1540 Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster

Lawyer and Statesman Thomas Cromwell
Lawyer and Statesman
Thomas Cromwell
  • 1605 False Dimitri I, an impostor, crowned Russian tsar (rules 1605-1606)
  • 1610 Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia
  • 1610 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island
  • 1619 Thirty Years' War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
  • 1624 Netherlands & France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compiègne
  • 1627 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks Portuguese ships in the Bay of All Saints, Brazil
  • 1639 1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)
  • 1648 Moscow's people uprise against regent Boris Morozov
  • 1652 In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
  • 1682 Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3 ft diameter oak tree
  • 1719 Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel.
  • 1720 Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard
  • 1760 NY passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
  • 1761 Puritan version of "Othello" opens in Newport Rhode Island

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1768 British customs officials seize John Hancock's ship, "The Liberty", on the suspicion that Hancock had illegally unloaded cargo without paying duties a month earlier

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock
  • 1786 A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China
  • 1793 1st public zoo opens in Paris
  • 1794 Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia forms
  • 1794 France revolutionary regime begins trials
  • 1801 Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
  • 1805 First Barbary War: Yussif Karamanli signs a treaty ending hostilities with the United States.
  • 1809 1st US steamboat to a make an ocean voyage leaves NY for Phila
  • 1829 The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place.

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1834 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails Pacific Ocean

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1838 Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
  • 1846 Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tyre
  • 1847 Chicago Tribune begins publishing
  • 1848 1st telegraph link between NYC & Chicago
  • 1848 Battle at Vicenza: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
  • 1854 Georg F B Reiman proposes that space is curved
  • 1854 The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
  • 1857 Britain passes an act putting Canada on the decimal currency system
  • 1861 Battle of Big Bethel VA (Bethel Church, Great Bethal)-Union retreats

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1863 Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Miss; Nathan Bedford Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • 1864 Battle of Kellar's Bridge KY (Licking River)
  • 1865 Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" 1st performance Munich Germany
  • 1869 'Agnes'arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
  • 1871 Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
  • 1880 Charlie Jones becomes 1st to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning
  • 1882 Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
  • 1886 Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
  • 1892 Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
  • 1898 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
  • 1899 Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
  • 1900 In China, a relief column of some 2000 men set out from Tientsin to relieve foreigners trapped in Peking.
  • 1902 Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
  • 1903 In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, a military coup d'etat- led by the Queen's brother-in-law and other offices - kills King Alexander I of Serbia, Queen Draga, and many officers
  • 1905 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Me
  • 1907 France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East
  • 1908 1st flying club, Aeronautical Society of NY, opens
  • 1908 The Australian Parliament passes the Invalid and Old Age Pensions Act providing for pensions for British subjects (excluding aborigines) at age 65
  • 1911 Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
  • 1915 British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
  • 1916 Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman turks
  • 1917 60,000 people of Petrograd Russia welcome Prince Kropotkin (banned 41 years) returning after February Russian Revolution
  • 1917 Limburgse mine workers strike
  • 1924 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
  • 1925 Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.
  • 1931 Norway occupies East Greenland
  • 1932 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass

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1933 John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10, 600

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger

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1933 Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker flip their car into a ravine. Parker suffers serious third degree burns from the accident which would affect her for the rest of her life.

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • 1934 USSR & Romania re-establish diplomatic relations
  • 1935 Dr Robert Smith & William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous (date of Smith's last drink)
  • 1938 Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • 1940 French government moves to Bordeaux
  • 1940 German "Dutch" Q-ship Atlantis sinks Norwegian tanker
  • 1940 German 5th Armoured division occupies Rouen
  • 1940 Italy declares war on France & Britain during WW II
  • 1940 Norway surrenders to Nazis
  • 1940 Canada declares war on Italy.

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1943 FDR becomes 1st US president to visit a foreign country during wartime

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1943 FDR signs withholding tax bill into law
  • 1944 Nazi murders in Oradour-sur-Glane, France
  • 1944 World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
  • 1945 US destroyer William D Porter ("Willie Dee") sunk by kamikaze
  • 1946 Italian Republic established
  • 1946 Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, ends term as 1st director of CIA. Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, becomes 2nd director of CIA
  • 1947 Saab produces its first automobile.
  • 1949 Istvan Dobi becomes Hungarian premier
  • 1950 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
  • 1952 US President Harry Truman expresses a desire to nationalize the steel industry
  • 1952 St Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby
  • 1954 PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting
  • 1955 1st separation of virus into component parts reported
  • 1957 John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
  • 1959 Rocky Colovito hits 4 consecutive HRs in 1 game

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1963 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1964 Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
  • 1965 Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
  • 1966 Cleve Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Wash Senator, 2-0
  • 1966 Mamas & Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
  • 1967 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
  • 1967 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1967 Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 101

  • 1213 Fakhruddin 'Iraqi, Persian philosopher
  • 1613 Johann Georg II, elect of Saxon (1656-80)
  • 1630 Willem van Bemmel, Dutch painter/etcher
  • 1632 Esprit Fléchier, French writer and bishop (d. 1710)
  • 1637 Jacques Marquette, jesuit/missionary founder (Chicago)
  • 1657 James Cragg the Elder, British politician (d. 1721)
  • 1688 James Francis Edward Stuart 'The old Pretender', claimed thrones of England and Scotland as James III/James VIII (d. 1766)
  • 1706 John Dollond, owner of 1st patent for achromatic lens
  • 1710 James Short, Scottish mathematician (d. 1768)
  • 1735 John Morgan, American physician-in-chief of Continental Army
  • 1753 William Eustis, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • 1782 Amable-G-P B de Barante, French politician/historian
  • 1803 Henry Darcy, French scientist (d. 1858)
  • 1804 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (d. 1884)
  • 1808 Friedrich Kaiser, Dutch astronomer (Kaiser compass-card)
  • 1819 J D Gustave Courbet, French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine)
  • 1825 Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier (d. 1897)
  • 1825 Princess Hildegard of Bavaria d. 1864
  • 1832 Edwin Arnold, English writer (Light of India)
  • 1832 Nikolaus A Otto, German technician (gas motor, otto motor)
  • 1834 Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (HP Foundation)
  • 1835 Constant A Serrure, Flemish historian
  • 1835 Ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane
  • 1835 Rebecca Latimer Felton, U.S. Senator (d. 1930)
  • 1836 Yamaoka Tesshu, Japanese swordsman/master of kendo
  • 1839 Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Council President of Denmark (d. 1912)
  • 1840 Thomas Fentress Toon, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • 1840 Theodor Philipsen Danish painter (d. 1920)
  • 1844 J Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter (Haagse school)
  • 1844 Karl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren und Menschen)
  • 1859 Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris, Wood Song)
  • 1861 Josephus T J Cuypers, Dutch architect (St Bavo, Haarlem)
  • 1861 Pierre M M Duhem, French naturalist/philosopher/historian
  • 1863 Louis M A Couperus, Dutch poet/writer (Eline Vere)
  • 1865 Frederick A Cook, US, explorer (claimed falsely to be at North Pole)
  • 1869 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary/headed La Gazette
  • 1880 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer (Colors and Years), born in Nagykároly (d. 1918)
  • 1882 Neville Henderson, British diplomat
  • 1886 Baron Josse Emile van Dievoet, Flemish lawyer
  • 1888 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Der Reiter der Apocalypse)
  • 1890 Paul J M Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author
  • 1895 Immanuel Velikovsky, writer (Worlds in Collision)
  • 1899 Raoul Salan, Fr/Indochina/Algeria (leader OAS)
  • 1900 Henri Bruning, Dutch literary
  • 1902 J Wouterus van Dieren, Dutch biologist (Terschelling)
  • 1907 Fairfield Porter, American painter (d. 1975)
  • 1908 Brinsley Ford, CEO (National Art Collections Fund)
  • 1908 Ernst B Chain, German chemist/bacteriologist (penicillin, Nobel 1945)
  • 1911 Terence Rattigan, playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version)
  • 1912 Leslie Brown, Bishop (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich)
  • 1912 William Gordon Harris, civil engineer
  • 1912 Jean Lesage, Premier of Quebec (d. 1980)
  • 1913 Van Carlyle Wilton-Davies, archdeacon Emeritus (Oxford)
  • 1913 Wilbur J. Cohen, American pioneer of social security, worked on the New Deal, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1914 Polly Hill, Dr/anthropologist

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1915 Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2005)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Novelist
Saul Bellow
  • 1917 William Barr, rector (Exeter College, Oxford)
  • 1919 Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian Negotiator and community leader (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Philip Mountbatten, Greece, Duke of Edinburgh/Prince, Mr Elizabeth II
  • 1922 Rose Mofford, American politician, 1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), born in Globe, Arizona (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Robert Maxwell, [Jan Hoch], Czech, billionaire/CEO (NY Daily News)
  • 1925 Nat Hentoff, columnist/novelist (Village Voice, The Cold Society)
  • 1926 Willem Oltmans, Dutch journalist (Outlawed, Free as a Bird)
  • 1927 Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician
  • 1928 Asher Wallfish, journalist
  • 1928 Maurice Sendak, American author/illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929 James McDivitt, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1929 Ian McCahon Sinclair, Australian politician
  • 1932 J Bennett Johnston, (Sen-D-LA, 1972- )
  • 1933 F Lee Bailey, Waltham Mass, attorney (Sam Shepard case, OJ case)
  • 1933 Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian Prime Minister
  • 1934 Paul Gibson, British high court judge
  • 1935 Tom Pendry, MP (Labour)
  • 1935 Elio Fiorucci, Italian fashion designer, born in Milan (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Graham Carleton Greene, British literary agent
  • 1937 Richard Foreman, American theatrical director (Daily Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Soraya Khashoogi, Leicester England, wife (Adrian Khashoogi)
  • 1942 Preston Manning, Canadian politician
  • 1943 Jeff Greenfield, American media commentator (Firing Line, Nightline), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Simon Jenkins, editor (Times)
  • 1944 Rick Price, rocker (Move)
  • 1946 Mensje F van Keulen-van der Steen, Dutch writer (Bleeker's Summer)
  • 1949 John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
  • 1953 John Edwards, American politician and lawyer
  • 1956 Georg Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • 1957 Lindsay Hoyle, British politician
  • 1957 Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • 1959 Eliot Spitzer, American politician (Governor of New York 2007-8), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1959 Carlo Ancelotti, A.C. Milan coach
  • 1962 Akie Abe, current First Lady of Japan
  • 1963 Brad Henry, American politician (current Oklahoma governor)
  • 1968 Jimmy Shea, American skeleton racer
  • 1969 Kate Snow, American TV journalist
  • 1971 Bobby Jindal, American politician; Louisiana Congressman, Governor
  • 1972 Radmila Šekerinska, Macedonian politician
  • 1976 Hadi Saei Bonehkohal, Persian taekwondoka
  • 1976 Esther Ouwehand, Dutch politician, parliamentarian for the Party for the Animals
  • 1981 Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein, of Jordan
  • 1982 Princess Madeleine of Sweden
  • 1984 Dirk Van Tichelt, Belgian judoka

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

323 BC Alexander the Great, Macedonian king, dies from either fever or excessive wine at 32, (or the 11th June)

Macedonian King and Conqueror of Persia Alexander the Great
Macedonian King and Conqueror of Persia
Alexander the Great
  • 1075 Ernest of Austria (b. 1027)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1099 El Cid [Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar], Spanish general strategist, dies at 59

Spanish National Hero El Cid
Spanish National Hero
El Cid

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1190 Frederick I Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1122)

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1247 Rodrigo Jimenez de Rada, archbishop Toledo/advisor Alfonso VIII, dies
  • 1424 Duke Ernest of Austria (b. 1377)
  • 1552 Alexander Barclay, English poet
  • 1560 Mary de Guise, queen-mother of Scotland
  • 1580 Luis Vaz de Camoes, Portugal's national poet (Os Lusiados), dies
  • 1584 Francois-Hercule de Valois, French crown prince, dies at 28
  • 1588 Valentin Weigel, German mystic, dies
  • 1607 John Popham, English politician
  • 1654 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 58
  • 1680 Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (b. 1635)
  • 1727 George Ludwig, German monarch of Hannover/king of England, dies at 67
  • 1735 Thomas Hearne, English antiquarian (b. 1678)
  • 1776 Leopold Widhalm, Austrian luthier (b. 1722)
  • 1791 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)
  • 1831 Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Russian field marshal (b. 1785)
  • 1834 Antonius van Gils, RC theologist (against Relief), dies at 75
  • 1836 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (b. 1775)
  • 1839 Nathaniel Pryor, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies
  • 1849 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (b. 1784)
  • 1868 Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Sweden, murdered
  • 1896 Amelia Dyer, English murderer (b. 1829)
  • 1898 Tuone Udaina, last speaker of the Dalmatian language.
  • 1901 Robert Williams Buchanan, British dramatist (b. 1841)
  • 1902 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist, dies at 68
  • 1902 Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
  • 1903 Alexander I, King of Serbia are assassinated
  • 1903 Dragia, Queen of Serbia, assassinated
  • 1903 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician (grafostatica), dies
  • 1906 Richard John Seddon, longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand, 61
  • 1909 Edward Everett Hale, American author (b. 1822)
  • 1912 Anton Aškerc, Slovenian poet (b. 1856)
  • 1923 Pierre Loti, [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer, dies
  • 1924 Giacomo Matteotti, Italian socialist deputy, assassinated by fascists
  • 1926 Antonio Gaudi y Cornet, Spanish architect, dies
  • 1930 Adolf Harnack, German theologian (b. 1851)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1937 Robert Borden, eighth Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 82

8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden
8th Prime Minister of Canada
Robert Borden
  • 1941 Marcus Garvey, US African American leader (Back to Africa Movement), dies at 52
  • 1942 Jean François van Royen, Sect-Gen of Concentration Camp Amersfoort, dies at 63
  • 1942 Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up, Over She Goes), dies at 48
  • 1944 French Duwaer, Dutch printer/resistance fighter, executed
  • 1944 Gerrit Jan van der Veen, [Wolffensperger], resister, executed at 41
  • 1944 Johan Limpers, sculptor/resistance fighter, executed at 28
  • 1944 Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (b. 1910)
  • 1946 Ananda Mahidol, king of Siam, shot dead at 20
  • 1947 Alexander Bethune, Canadian politician (b. 1852)
  • 1949 Sigrid Undset, Norwegian writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
  • 1958 Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist (b. 1880)
  • 1959 Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (b. 1883)
  • 1971 Virginia Eames, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 82
  • 1973 William M Inge, US playwright (Come Back Little Sheba), dies at 60
  • 1974 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/baron Culloden, dies at 74
  • 1982 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director, dies of drug overdose at 36
  • 1986 Merle Miller, American biographer (b. 1919)
  • 1988 Louis L'Amour, western writer (Bowdrie), dies at 80 of cancer
  • 1991 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Silence of Mer), dies
  • 1992 Otto FAH van Nispen, mayor of Pannerden/MP (KVP), dies at 85
  • 1992 Zak Hernández, American soldier (b. 1973)
  • 1993 Alice Reinhart, entertainer, dies at 83
  • 1994 Edward Kienholz, US sculptor (Back seat of a '38 Dodge), dies at 66
  • 1994 Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, dies at 64
  • 1995 Ernest Anderson, publicist, dies at 85
  • 1995 Masaya Hanai, businessamn, dies at 82
  • 1995 Ernest Flatt, American choreographer (Carol Burnett Show), dies at 76
  • 1996 Hugh Burnton Mitchell, US senator, dies at 89
  • 1996 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, painter, dies at 89
  • 1996 Norman Lambert, British restuarateur, dies
  • 1996 Uno Chiyo, Japanese writer (Confessions of Love), dies at 98
  • 1998 Hammond Innes, English author (b. 1914)
  • 2000 Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (b. 1930)
  • 2001 Princess Leila of Iran (b. 1970)
  • 2001 Mike Mentzer, American bodybuilder (b. 1951)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2002 John Gotti, American gangster (b. 1940)

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • 2002 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner, dies at 75
  • 2003 Donald Regan, Chief of Staff and U.S. Treasury Secretary (b. 1918)
  • 2003 Bernard Williams, English philosopher (b. 1929)
  • 2003 Dr Phil Williams, Welsh politician and scientist (b. 1939)
  • 2005 Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
  • 2008 Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani-Soviet writer, dies of lung and kidney failure at 79
  • 2010 Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
  • 2011 Brian Lenihan, Jnr, Irish politician and minister dies of cancer at 52
  • 2013 Barbara Vucanovich, American politician, dies at 91
  • 2016 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the Beehive, dies at 98