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What happened on February 22? There are more than 332 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About February 22

February 22 is the 53rd day of the year 2017. There are 312 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 8th week of the year 2017.

On this day in Carman, Illinois 61425 sunrise will occur at 12:47 PM and sunset will occur at 11:48 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Pisces. The modern birthstone for this month is Amethyst while the mystical birthstone is Bloodstone.

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Historical Events For February 22

  • 1371
    Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
  • 1495
    King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city’s throne.
  • 1632
    Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
  • 1744
    War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon begins.
  • 1797
    The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
  • 1819
    By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops defeat 15,000 Mexicans.
  • 1853
    Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1855
    The Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania)
  • 1856
    The Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 1862
    Jefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861.
  • 1872
    The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee.
  • 1879
    In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
  • 1882
    The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
  • 1889
    President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
  • 1904
    The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
  • 1909
    The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by USS Connecticut, return to the United States after a voyage around the world.
  • 1915
    World War I: Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
  • 1924
    U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
  • 1942
    World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
  • 1943
    World War II: Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
  • 1944
    World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
  • 1948
    Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.
  • 1957
    Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
  • 1958
    Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
  • 1959
    Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
  • 1972
    The Official Irish Republican Army detonates a car bomb at Aldershot barracks, killing seven and injuring nineteen others.
  • 1973
    Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
  • 1974
    Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
  • 1974
    The Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh.
  • 1979
    Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
  • 1980
    Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3.
  • 1983
    The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
  • 1986
    Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
  • 1994
    Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
  • 1995
    The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
  • 1997
    In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.
  • 2002
    Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
  • 2006
    At least six men stage Britain’s biggest robbery, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or 78€ million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
  • 2011
    An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people.

Who Were Born On February 22?

  • 1040
    Rashi, French rabbi (d. 1105)
  • 1403
    Charles VII of France (d. 1461)
  • 1440
    Ladislaus Posthumus of Bohemia and Hungary (d. 1457)
  • 1500
    Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (d. 1564)
  • 1612
    George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English statesman (d. 1677)
  • 1705
    Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist (d. 1735)
  • 1714
    Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (d. 1795)
  • 1732
    George Washington, First President of the United States (d. 1799)
  • 1756
    Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (d. 1821)
  • 1778
    Rembrandt Peale, American artist (d. 1860)
  • 1788
    Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (d. 1860)
  • 1796
    Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837)
  • 1796
    Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, Belgian mathematician (d. 1874)
  • 1806
    Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (d. 1875)
  • 1817
    Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician (d. 1880)
  • 1819
    James Russell Lowell, American poet and essayist (d. 1891)
  • 1824
    Pierre Janssen, French astronomer (d. 1907)
  • 1825
    Jean-Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1898)
  • 1839
    Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (d. 1906)
  • 1840
    August Bebel, German politician (d. 1913)
  • 1849
    Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician (d. 1915)
  • 1857
    Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, German physicist (d. 1894)
  • 1857
    Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, British soldier, author, and founder of the Scout movement (d. 1941)
  • 1864
    Jules Renard, French author (d. 1910)
  • 1874
    Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)
  • 1878
    Walter Ritz, Swiss physicist (d. 1909)
  • 1879
    Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Danish physical chemist (d. 1947)
  • 1880
    Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
  • 1881
    Albin Prepeluh, Slovenian author and politician (d. 1937)
  • 1881
    Joseph B. Ely, American politician (d. 1956)
  • 1882
    Eric Gill, British sculptor (d. 1940)
  • 1883
    Marguerite Clark, American actress (d. 1940)
  • 1886
    Hugo Ball, German author and poet (d. 1927)
  • 1887
    Ksawery Tartakower, Polish chess player (d. 1956)
  • 1888
    Owen Brewster, American politician (d. 1961)
  • 1889
    Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)
  • 1890
    Beatriz Michelena, Latin-American silent movie star (d. 1942)
  • 1891
    Vlas Chubar, Soviet politician (d. 1939)
  • 1892
    Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet (d. 1950)
  • 1895
    Victor Raúl Haya de la Torre, Peruvian politician (d. 1979)
  • 1897
    Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)
  • 1898
    Thillaiaadi Valliammai, a Tamil satyagrahi from South Africa (d. 1914)
  • 1899
    Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)
  • 1899
    Dwight Frye, American actor (d. 1943)
  • 1899
    George O'Hara, American actor (d. 1966)
  • 1900
    Luis Buñuel, Spanish-born film director (d. 1983)
  • 1900
    Seán Ó Faoláin, Irish author (d. 1991)
  • 1902
    Fritz Strassmann, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • 1903
    Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (d. 1969)
  • 1903
    Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (d. 1990)
  • 1903
    Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
  • 1906
    Helge Kjærulff-Schmidt, Danish actor (d. 1982)
  • 1906
    Humayun Kabir, Indian educationist and politician (d. 1969)
  • 1907
    Robert Young, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1907
    Sheldon Leonard, American actor (d. 1997)
  • 1908
    Rómulo Betancourt, Venezuelan president (d. 1981)
  • 1908
    Sir John Mills, English actor (d. 2005)
  • 1911
    Bill Baker, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1913
    George Holmes “Buddy” Tate, American jazz musician (d. 2001)
  • 1914
    Henry Reed, English poet (d. 1986)
  • 1914
    Renato Dulbecco, Nobel laureate
  • 1917
    Jane Bowles, American playwright (d. 1973)
  • 1918
    Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)
  • 1918
    Don Pardo, American announcer
  • 1918
    Robert Wadlow, World’s tallest ever human (d. 1940)
  • 1918
    Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2000)
  • 1921
    David Greene, British director (d. 2003)
  • 1921
    Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (d. 1994)
  • 1921
    Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Central African Republic leader (d. 1996)
  • 1921
    Wayne Booth, American literary critic (d. 2005)
  • 1922
    Apostolos Santas, Greek resistance veteran
  • 1922
    Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
  • 1922
    Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)
  • 1923
    Bleddyn Williams, Welsh rugby player (d. 2009)
  • 1923
    Norman Smith (record producer), English singer and record producer (d. 2008)
  • 1925
    Edward Gorey, American illustrator (d. 2000)
  • 1926
    Bud Yorkin, American film director
  • 1926
    Kenneth Williams, English actor (d. 1988)
  • 1927
    Florencio Campomanes, Filipino political scientist (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    Axel Strøbye, Danish actor (d. 2005)
  • 1928
    Bruce Forsyth, British entertainer
  • 1928
    Clarence 13X, American religious leader (d. 1969)
  • 1928
    Paul Dooley, American actor
  • 1929
    Donald May, American actor
  • 1929
    James Hong, American actor
  • 1929
    Rebecca Schull, American actress
  • 1930
    James McGarrell, American painter
  • 1930
    Marni Nixon, American singer
  • 1932
    Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, American politician (d. 2009)
  • 1933
    Bobby Smith, English footballer
  • 1933
    Katharine, Duchess of Kent
  • 1934
    Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager (d. 2010)
  • 1935
    Sven Inge, Swedish artist (d. 2008)
  • 1936
    Ádám Bodor, Hungarian writer from Transylvania
  • 1936
    Ernie K-Doe, American singer (d. 2001)
  • 1936
    J. Michael Bishop, American immunologist and microbiologist; Nobel laureate
  • 1938
    Ishmael Reed, American writer
  • 1938
    Pierre Vallières, Canadian politician (d. 1995)
  • 1938
    Steve Barber, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1940
    Billy Name, American photographer
  • 1940
    Chet Walker, American Basketball player
  • 1940
    Johnson Mlambo, South African politician
  • 1940
    Judy Cornwell, English actress
  • 1941
    Giorgos Arvanitis, Greek cinematographer
  • 1941
    Hipólito Mejía, Dominican politician
  • 1942
    Christine Keeler, English model and showgirl
  • 1943
    Horst Köhler, President of Germany
  • 1943
    Terry Eagleton, British literary critic and philosopher
  • 1944
    Jonathan Demme, American director
  • 1944
    Robert Kardashian, American lawyer (d. 2003)
  • 1944
    Tom Okker, Dutch tennis player
  • 1945
    Leslie Charleson, American actress
  • 1945
    Oliver, American singer (d. 2000)
  • 1947
    Carol Burns, Australian actress
  • 1947
    Frank P. Tomasulo, American film professor and critic
  • 1947
    Harvey Mason, Jazz drummer
  • 1947
    Maurizio De Angelis, Italian musician
  • 1947
    Richard North Patterson, American author
  • 1948
    Dennis Awtrey, American basketball player
  • 1948
    John Ashton, American actor
  • 1949
    Niki Lauda, Austrian race car driver and entrepreneur
  • 1949
    Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player
  • 1950
    Ellen Greene, American actress
  • 1950
    Genesis P-Orridge, English musician and performer
  • 1950
    Julie Walters, English actress
  • 1950
    Julius Erving, American basketball player
  • 1950
    Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer
  • 1950
    Miou-Miou, French actress
  • 1952
    Bill Frist, American politician
  • 1952
    Cyrinda Foxe, American model (d. 2002)
  • 1953
    Graham Lewis, English musician (Wire)
  • 1953
    Nigel Planer, British actor
  • 1955
    David Axelrod, American political consultant
  • 1955
    Gordon Banks, American guitarist
  • 1955
    Tim Young, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956
    Hugh Hewitt, American religious leader
  • 1959
    Jiří Čunek, Czech politician
  • 1959
    Kyle MacLachlan, American actor
  • 1960
    Charles Cullen, American serial killer
  • 1961
    Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist
  • 1962
    Lenda Murray, American bodybuilder
  • 1962
    Les Wallace, Scottish darts player
  • 1962
    Steve Irwin, Australian herpetologist (d. 2006)
  • 1963
    Devon Malcolm, English Cricketer
  • 1963
    Donald Braswell II, American classical crossover singer
  • 1963
    Vijay Singh, Fijian golfer
  • 1964
    Ed Boon, American video game programmer
  • 1964
    Gigi Fernandez, Puerto Rican tennis player
  • 1965
    Chris Dudley, American basketball player
  • 1965
    Dean Karr, American director and photographer
  • 1965
    Pat LaFontaine, American ice hockey player
  • 1966
    Aiden Shaw, English pornographic actor
  • 1966
    Brian Greig, Australian politician
  • 1966
    Rachel Dratch, American actress and comedienne
  • 1966
    Thorsten Kaye, German actor
  • 1967
    Alf Poier, Austrian comedian
  • 1968
    Bradley Nowell, American musician (d. 1996)
  • 1968
    Elna Reinach, South African tennis player
  • 1968
    Jayson Williams, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Jeri Ryan, American actress
  • 1968
    Shawn Graham, Canadian politician
  • 1969
    Brian Laudrup, Danish footballer
  • 1969
    Clinton Kelly, American TV personality
  • 1969
    Hans Klok, Dutch illusionist
  • 1969
    Joaquín Cortés, Spanish dancer
  • 1969
    Thomas Jane, American actor
  • 1970
    Dominic Roussel, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1970
    Ravi Vakil, Canadian-American mathematician
  • 1971
    Lea Salonga, Filipina actress and singer
  • 1972
    Laurence Leboucher, French cyclist
  • 1972
    Michael Chang, American tennis player
  • 1973
    Claus Lundekvam, Norwegian footballer
  • 1973
    Einar Kristian Tveitå, Norwegian athlete
  • 1973
    Juninho Paulista, Brazilian footballer
  • 1973
    Scott Phillips, American drummer (Creed)
  • 1974
    Chris Moyles, English DJ
  • 1974
    James Blunt, English musician
  • 1975
    Alun Armstrong, English footballer
  • 1975
    Drew Barrymore, American actress
  • 1976
    Faan Rautenbach, South African rugby player
  • 1977
    Hakan Yakin, Swiss footballer
  • 1977
    Timo Rose, German filmmaker
  • 1978
    Jenny Frost, British singer/presenter/model/DJ (Atomic Kitten)
  • 1979
    Brett Emerton, Australian footballer
  • 1979
    Lee Na-young, South Korean actress
  • 1980
    Kang Sung Hoon, South Korean singer (Sechs Kies)
  • 1981
    Fredson Camara, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981
    Jeanette Biedermann, German pop singer
  • 1982
    Dichen Lachman, Australian Actress
  • 1982
    Jenna Haze, American pornographic actress
  • 1982
    Robert Weiner, Jr., American water polo player
  • 1982
    Shawntae Spencer, American football player
  • 1983
    Penny Flame, American pornographic actress
  • 1983
    Shaun Tait, Australian cricketer
  • 1984
    Branislav Ivanović, Serbian footballer
  • 1984
    Giorgos Printezis, Greek basketball player
  • 1984
    Jodie Rivera, YouTube celebrity
  • 1984
    Tommy Bowe, Irish rugby player
  • 1985
    Hameur Bouazza, Algerian footballer
  • 1985
    Larissa Riquelme, Paraguayan model
  • 1985
    Sean Garballey, American politician
  • 1986
    Miko Hughes, American actor
  • 1986
    Rajon Rondo, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Han Hyo-joo, South Korean actress and model
  • 1988
    Kévin Borlée, Belgian athlete
  • 1988
    Ximena Navarrete, Mexican beauty queen, Miss Universe 2010
  • 1989
    Alia Sabur, American college educator
  • 1989
    Anna Sundstrand, Swedish singer (Play)
  • 1990
    Luca Profeta, Italian footballer

Who Died On February 22?

  • 965
    Otto, Duke of Burgundy (b. 944)
  • 1071
    Arnulf III, Count of Flanders (killed in battle) (b. c. 1055)
  • 1111
    Roger Borsa, King of Sicily
  • 1371
    King David II of Scotland (b. 1324)
  • 1511
    Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
  • 1512
    Amerigo Vespucci, Italian merchant and explorer (b. 1454)
  • 1627
    Olivier van Noort, Dutch navigator (b. 1558)
  • 1674
    Jean Chapelain, French writer (b. 1595)
  • 1680
    Catherine Monvoisin, French sorceress (b. c. 1640)
  • 1690
    Charles Le Brun, French artist (b. 1619)
  • 1727
    Francesco Gasparini, Italian composer (b. 1661)
  • 1731
    Frederik Ruysch, Dutch physician and anatomist (b. 1638)
  • 1732
    Francis Atterbury, English bishop and man of letters (b. 1663)
  • 1742
    Charles Rivington, English publisher (b. 1688)
  • 1797
    Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German officer and adventurer (b. 1720)
  • 1799
    Heshen, infamous Qing Dynasty Chinese official at court (b. 1750)
  • 1816
    Adam Ferguson, Scottish philosopher and historian (b. 1723)
  • 1875
    Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (b. 1796)
  • 1875
    Sir Charles Lyell, Scottish geologist (b. 1797)
  • 1888
    Anna Kingsford, English doctor, seer and women’s rights campaigner (b. 1846)
  • 1890
    Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (b. 1834)
  • 1890
    John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (b. 1822)
  • 1892
    Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (b. 1828)
  • 1903
    Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer (b. 1860)
  • 1904
    Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)
  • 1913
    Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (b. 1857)
  • 1914
    Thillaiaadi Valliammai, a Tamil satyagrahi from South Africa (b. 1898)
  • 1921
    Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1864)
  • 1923
    Théophile Delcassé, French statesman (b. 1852)
  • 1934
    Willem Kes, Dutch conductor (b. 1856)
  • 1939
    Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (b. 1875)
  • 1942
    Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (b. 1881)
  • 1943
    Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (b. 1919)
  • 1943
    Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (b. 1918)
  • 1943
    Sophie Scholl, German resistance fighter (b. 1921)
  • 1944
    Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mohandas Gandhi (b. 1869)
  • 1945
    Osip Brik, Russian writer (b. 1888)
  • 1956
    Alexandros Svolos, Greek legal expert and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1958
    Abul Kalam Azad, Indian independence movement leader (b. 1888)
  • 1960
    Paul-Émile Borduas, Canadian painter (b. 1905)
  • 1961
    Nick LaRocca, American jazz musician (b. 1889)
  • 1965
    Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)
  • 1968
    Peter Arno, American cartoonist (b. 1904)
  • 1973
    Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Canadian politician, Premier of Quebec (b. 1916)
  • 1973
    Katina Paxinou, Greek actress (b. 1900)
  • 1974
    Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
  • 1976
    Angela Baddeley, English actress (b. 1904)
  • 1976
    Florence Ballard, American singer (The Supremes) (b. 1943)
  • 1979
    Sigrid Schauman, Finnish painter (b. 1877)
  • 1980
    Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian artist (b. 1886)
  • 1981
    Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • 1982
    Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
  • 1983
    Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (b. 1913)
  • 1983
    Sir Adrian Boult, English conductor (b. 1889)
  • 1984
    David Vetter, The Boy in the Bubble (b. 1971)
  • 1985
    Alexander Scourby, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1985
    Efrem Zimbalist, Russian violinist (b. 1889)
  • 1985
    Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (b. 1913)
  • 1987
    Andy Warhol, American artist, director, and writer (b. 1928)
  • 1989
    Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese leader, UDT President in the exterior (b. 1938)
  • 1994
    Papa John Creach, American musician (b. 1917)
  • 1995
    Ed Flanders, American actor (b. 1934)
  • 1997
    Joseph Aiuppa, American gangster (b. 1907)
  • 1998
    Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (b. 1910)
  • 1999
    Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)
  • 2000
    Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
  • 2001
    Les Medley, English footballer (b.1920)
  • 2002
    Chuck Jones, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
  • 2002
    Daniel Pearl, American journalist (b. 1963)
  • 2002
    Jonas Savimbi, Angolan rebel and political leader (b. 1934)
  • 2002
    Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and war hero (b. 1916)
  • 2003
    Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 2004
    Andy Seminick, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 2004
    Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1917)
  • 2005
    Lee Eun Ju, Korean actress (b. 1980)
  • 2005
    Simone Simon, French actress (b. 1910)
  • 2005
    Zdzisław Beksiński, Polish artist (b. 1929)
  • 2006
    Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
  • 2007
    Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (b. 1954)
  • 2007
    George Jellicoe, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords & Special Boat Service veteran (b. 1918)
  • 2007
    Howard Verne Ramsey, oldest U.S. veteran of WWI (b. 1898)
  • 2007
    Samuel Hinga Norman, Sierra Leonean alleged war criminal (b. 1940)
  • 2011
    Nicholas Courtney, British actor (b. 1929)


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