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What happened on March 18? There are more than 354 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 March 18

March 18 In HistoryMarch 18 is the 77th day of the year 2017. There are 288 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 11th week of the year 2017.

On this day in La Salle, Minnesota 56056 sunrise occured at 12:23 PM and sunset occured at 12:29 AM (local time).

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

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 338 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 19, 2018).

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If the Gregorian calendar is not reformed, the March equinox will fall on this day for the first time in AD 4092.

Historical Events For March 18

  • 37
    The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’s will and proclaims Caligula emperor.
  • 235
    Emperor Alexander Severus and his mother Julia Mamaea are murdered by legionaries near Moguntiacum (modern Mainz). The Severan dynasty ends.
  • 1229
    Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor declares himself King of Jerusalem during the Sixth Crusade.
  • 1241
    Mongols overwhelm Polish armies in Kraków in the Battle of Chmielnik and plunder the city.
  • 1314
    Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.
  • 1438
    Albert II of Habsburg becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1608
    Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 1673
    John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers.
  • 1766
    American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
  • 1793
    The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.
  • 1834
    Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.
  • 1850
    American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time.
  • 1871
    Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, orders evacuation of Paris.
  • 1874
    Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
  • 1893
    Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the top pro team since 1910, and since 1926, only to National Hockey League teams.
  • 1906
    Traian Vuia flies a heavier-than-air aircraft for 20 meters at 1 meter altitude.
  • 1913
    King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
  • 1915
    World War I: Massive naval attack in Battle of Gallipoli. Three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles.
  • 1921
    The second Peace of Riga between Poland and Soviet Union.
  • 1922
    In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years.
  • 1925
    The Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: Spanish Republican forces defeat the Italians at the Battle of Guadalajara.
  • 1937
    The New London School explosion kills three hundred, mostly children.
  • 1937
    The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 km outside Milan.
  • 1938
    Mexico nationalizes all foreign-owned oil properties within its borders.
  • 1940
    World War II: Axis Powers – Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at the Brenner Pass in the Alps and agree to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.
  • 1942
    The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody.
  • 1944
    The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.
  • 1945
    World War II: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin.
  • 1946
    Diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the Soviet Union are established.
  • 1948
    Soviet consultants leave Yugoslavia in the first sign of a Tito-Stalin split.
  • 1953
    An earthquake hits western Turkey, killing 250.
  • 1959
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21.
  • 1962
    The Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954.
  • 1965
    Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
  • 1967
    The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.
  • 1968
    Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.
  • 1969
    The United States begins secretly bombing the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate South Vietnam.
  • 1970
    Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
  • 1971
    In Peru a landslide crashes into Lake Yanahuani, killing 200 at the mining camp of Chungar.
  • 1974
    Oil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a five-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan.
  • 1980
    At Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, 50 people are killed by an explosion of a Vostok-2M rocket on its launch pad during a fueling operation.
  • 1989
    In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops.
  • 1990
    In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1992
    White South Africans vote overwhelmingly in favour, in a national referendum, to end the racist policy of Apartheid.
  • 1994
    Bosnia’s Bosniaks and Croats sign the Washington Agreement, ending warring between the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and establishing the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 1996
    A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
  • 1997
    The tail of a Russian Antonov An-24 charter plane breaks off while en-route to Turkey causing the plane to crash and killing all 50 on board and leading to the grounding of all An-24s.
  • 2002
    U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.
  • 2003
    British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language.
  • 2003
    FBI agents raid the corporate headquarters of HealthSouth Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama on suspicion of massive corporate fraud led by the company’s top executives.
  • 2003
    In the House of Commons, British MPs vote in favour of military intervention in Iraq by 412 votes to 149.

Who Were Born On March 18?

  • 1395
    John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter, English military leader (d. 1447)
  • 1496
    Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England; wife of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)
  • 1555
    François, Duke of Anjou (d. 1584)
  • 1590
    Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (d. 1649)
  • 1602
    Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (d. 1679)
  • 1603
    Simon Bradstreet, British colonial magistrate (d. 1693)
  • 1609
    King Frederick III of Denmark (d. 1670)
  • 1634
    Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (d. 1693)
  • 1640
    Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1719)
  • 1657
    Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer (d. 1743)
  • 1679
    Matthew Decker, English merchant and writer (d. 1759)
  • 1685
    Ralph Ersine, Scottish minister (d. 1752)
  • 1690
    Christian Goldbach, Prussian mathematician (d. 1764)
  • 1701
    Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (d. 1776)
  • 1780
    Milos Obrenovic, Serbian noble and nationalist (d. 1860)
  • 1782
    John C. Calhoun, 7th Vice President of the United States (d. 1850)
  • 1813
    Christian Friedrich Hebbel, German writer (d. 1864)
  • 1814
    Jacob Bunn, American industrialist and financier (d. 1897)
  • 1823
    Antoine Eugène Alfred Chanzy, French general (d. 1883)
  • 1828
    William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)
  • 1837
    Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (d. 1908)
  • 1840
    William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (d. 1901)
  • 1842
    Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
  • 1844
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (d. 1908)
  • 1848
    Nathanael Herreshoff, American naval architect (d. 1938)
  • 1848
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1939)
  • 1858
    Rudolf Diesel, German inventor (d. 1913)
  • 1869
    Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1940)
  • 1874
    Nikolai Berdyaev, Russian philosopher (d. 1948)
  • 1877
    Clem Hill, Australian cricketer (d. 1945)
  • 1877
    Edgar Cayce, American psychic (d. 1945)
  • 1882
    Gian Francesco Malipiero, Italian composer (d. 1973)
  • 1884
    Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (d. 1968)
  • 1886
    Edward Everett Horton, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1891
    Alice Cullen, Scottish politician (d. 1969)
  • 1893
    Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (d. 1978)
  • 1893
    Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (d. 1962)
  • 1893
    Wilfred Owen, British poet (d. 1918)
  • 1898
    Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (d. 1960)
  • 1901
    William H. Johnson, American artist (d. 1970)
  • 1904
    Margaret Tucker, Australian indigenous-rights activist (d. 1996)
  • 1904
    Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)
  • 1905
    Robert Donat, English actor (d. 1958)
  • 1905
    Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)
  • 1907
    John Zachary Young, British biologist (d. 1997)
  • 1909
    Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (d. 2007)
  • 1911
    Smiley Burnette, American singer and songwriter (d. 1967)
  • 1912
    Art Gilmore, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1913
    Reinhard Hardegen, German U-Boat commander
  • 1913
    René Clément, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1913
    Werner Mölders, German WWII fighter pilot (d. 1941)
  • 1915
    Richard Condon, American novelist (d. 1996)
  • 1918
    Al Benton, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1918
    Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)
  • 1919
    Christopher Challis, British cinematographer
  • 1922
    Egon Bahr, German politician
  • 1922
    Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights movement figure
  • 1923
    Andy Granatelli, American motorsports entrepreneur
  • 1925
    James Pickles, English jurist and columnist (d. 2010)
  • 1926
    Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • 1926
    Peter Graves, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1927
    George Plimpton, American writer and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1927
    John Kander, American songwriter
  • 1928
    Fidel V. Ramos, Philippine politician
  • 1928
    Julia Mullock, Princess of Korea
  • 1928
    Miguel Poblet, Spanish cyclist
  • 1929
    John Macurdy, American bass
  • 1929
    Samuel Pisar, Polish author and Holocaust survivor
  • 1930
    Pat Halcox, British musician
  • 1931
    Howard Coble, American politician
  • 1931
    John Fraser, Scottish actor
  • 1931
    John Mollo, British costume designer
  • 1932
    John Updike, American author (d. 2009)
  • 1934
    Roy Chapman, English footballer and manager (d. 1983)
  • 1935
    Ole Barndorff-Nielsen, Danish mathematician
  • 1936
    Frederik Willem de Klerk, South African politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1937
    Mark Donohue, American race car driver (d. 1975)
  • 1937
    Rudi Altig, German cyclist
  • 1938
    Carl Gottlieb, American screenwriter and actor
  • 1938
    Charley Pride, American musician
  • 1938
    Machiko Soga, Japanese voice actress and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1938
    Shashi Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1938
    Timo Mäkinen, Finnish race car driver
  • 1939
    Giannis Markopoulos, Greek composer
  • 1939
    Kenny Lynch, British entertainer
  • 1939
    Ron Atkinson, English former footballer and manager
  • 1941
    John W. Derr, American politician
  • 1941
    Wilson Pickett, American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
  • 1943
    Kevin Dobson, American actor
  • 1943
    Toula Grivas, Greek actress
  • 1944
    Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military figure and politician
  • 1944
    Dick Smith, Australian entrepreneur and adventurer
  • 1945
    Hiroh Kikai, Japanese photographer
  • 1945
    Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress
  • 1945
    Michael Reagan, American radio host; adopted son of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman
  • 1946
    Martyn Griffiths, British racing driver
  • 1946
    Michel Leclère, French racing driver
  • 1947
    B.J. Wilson, English drummer (d. 1990)
  • 1947
    Heather Ryan, American model
  • 1947
    Patrick Barlow, English actor, comedian and playwright
  • 1947
    Patrick Chesnais, French actor
  • 1947
    Roger Kenneth Evans, English politician
  • 1948
    Brian Lloyd, Welsh footballer
  • 1948
    Guy Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1948
    Lockwood Phillips, American radio host
  • 1949
    Åse Kleveland, Norwegian singer and politician
  • 1949
    Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (d. 2010)
  • 1949
    Hannu Siitonen, Finnish athlete
  • 1950
    Brad Dourif, American actor
  • 1950
    Eiji Okuda, Japanese actor and film director
  • 1950
    James Conlon, American conductor (Los Angeles Opera)
  • 1950
    John Hartman, American drummer (Doobie Brothers)
  • 1950
    Larry Perkins, Australian racing driver
  • 1950
    Rod Milburn, American athlete (d. 1997)
  • 1951
    Ben Cohen, American ice cream maker
  • 1951
    Bill Frisell, American jazz musician
  • 1952
    Mike Webster, American football player (d. 2002)
  • 1952
    Will Durst, American political satirist
  • 1955
    Francis G. Slay, American politician
  • 1955
    Jeff Stelling, English sports television presenter
  • 1956
    Deborah Jeane Palfrey, American escort agency operator (d. 2008)
  • 1956
    Ingemar Stenmark, Swedish skier
  • 1956
    Rick Martel, Canadian wrestler
  • 1957
    Christer Fuglesang, Swedish astronaut
  • 1957
    György Pazdera, Hungarian bassist (Pokolgép)
  • 1957
    Wolfgang Schilling, German footballer
  • 1959
    Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director
  • 1960
    Guy Carbonneau, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1960
    James MacPherson, Scottish actor
  • 1960
    James Plaskett, British professional chess player
  • 1960
    Richard Biggs, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1961
    Grant Hart, American musician (Hüsker Dü)
  • 1961
    Todd Nelson, American tennis player
  • 1962
    Brian Fisher, American baseball player
  • 1962
    Etsushi Toyokawa, Japanese actor
  • 1962
    Irene Cara, American singer and actress
  • 1962
    James McMurtry, American folk singer and songwriter
  • 1962
    Mike Rowe, American television personality
  • 1962
    Thomas Ian Griffith, American actor
  • 1963
    Jeff LaBar, American guitarist
  • 1963
    Keith Brown, English cricketer
  • 1963
    Vanessa L. Williams, American beauty queen, actress, and singer
  • 1964
    Alex Caffi, Italian racecar driver
  • 1964
    Bonnie Blair, American speed skater
  • 1964
    Courtney Pine, British jazz saxophonist
  • 1964
    Paul Elliott, English footballer
  • 1964
    Rozalla, Zambian singer
  • 1964
    Seymore Butts, American actor
  • 1965
    Birgit Clarius, German heptathlete
  • 1965
    Yoriko Douguchi, Japanese actress
  • 1966
    Daniel S. Nevins, American rabbi
  • 1966
    Jerry Cantrell, American musician
  • 1966
    Peter Jones, British entrepreneur
  • 1967
    Ken Edenfield, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Miki Berenyi, English singer (Lush)
  • 1968
    Eudes, duc d'Angoulême, French prince
  • 1968
    Paul Marsden, British politician
  • 1968
    Shinichiro Miki, Japanese voice actor
  • 1969
    Andy Cutting, English folk musician and composer
  • 1969
    J. David Shapiro, American screenwriter, actor and director
  • 1969
    Shaun Udal, English cricketer
  • 1969
    Vassily Ivanchuk, Ukrainian chess player
  • 1970
    Queen Latifah, American singer and actress
  • 1971
    Mariaan de Swardt, South African tennis player
  • 1972
    Anja Möllenbeck, German discus thrower
  • 1972
    Dane Cook, American comedian and actor
  • 1972
    Nathan Quarry, American mixed martial arts fighter
  • 1973
    Luci Christian, American voice actress
  • 1973
    Max Barry, Australian author
  • 1974
    Laure Savasta, French basketball player
  • 1974
    Tina Križan, Slovenian tennis player
  • 1975
    Brian Griese, American football player
  • 1975
    Kimmo Timonen, Finnish hockey player
  • 1975
    Rodleen Getsic, American musician and civil servant
  • 1975
    Sutton Foster, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1975
    Tomas Žvirgždauskas, Lithuanian footballer
  • 1976
    Giovanna Antonelli, Brazilian actress
  • 1976
    Jovan Kirovski, American soccer player
  • 1976
    Mike Quackenbush, American wrestler
  • 1976
    Scott Podsednik, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Tomokazu Ohka, Japanese baseball player
  • 1977
    Danny Murphy, English footballer
  • 1977
    Devin Lima, American singer
  • 1977
    Fernando Rodney, Dominican baseball player
  • 1977
    Terrmel Sledge, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Willy Sagnol, French footballer
  • 1977
    Zdeno Chára, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Antonio Margarito, Mexican boxer
  • 1978
    Brian Scalabrine, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Brooke Hanson, Australian swimmer
  • 1978
    Jan Bulis, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Jonas Wallerstedt, Swedish footballer
  • 1978
    Khalilah Adams, American actress
  • 1978
    Yoshie Takeshita, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1979
    Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5)
  • 1979
    Anthony Maher, American soccer player
  • 1979
    Danneel Harris, American actress
  • 1979
    Dramane Coulibaly, Malian footballer
  • 1980
    Alexei Yagudin, Russian figure skater
  • 1980
    Sebastien Frey, French footballer
  • 1980
    Sophia Myles, English actress
  • 1981
    Doug Warren, American Soccer Player
  • 1981
    Fabian Cancellara, Swiss professional cyclist
  • 1981
    Jang Nara, Korean singer and actress
  • 1981
    Kasib Powell, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Lovro Zovko, Croatian tennis player
  • 1981
    Tora Berger, Norwegian biathlete
  • 1982
    Chad Cordero, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Pedro Mantorras, Angolan footballer
  • 1982
    Timo Glock, German Formula One driver
  • 1983
    Andy Sonnanstine, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro, French tennis player
  • 1983
    Tomasz Stolpa, Polish footballer
  • 1984
    Gary Roberts, English footballer
  • 1984
    Rajeev Ram, American tennis player
  • 1984
    Vonzell Solomon, American singer
  • 1985
    Gennaro Esposito, Italian footballer
  • 1985
    Marvin Humes, British singer (JLS; VS)
  • 1985
    Vince Lia, Australian footballer
  • 1986
    Abdennour Cherif El Ouazzani, Algerian footballer
  • 1986
    Bia Figueiredo, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1986
    Kaloyan Ivanov, Bulgarian basketball player
  • 1986
    Lykke Li, Swedish singer
  • 1987
    Cesare Rickler, Italian footballer
  • 1987
    Gabriel Mercado, Argentinian footballer
  • 1987
    Mauro Zárate, Argentinian footballer
  • 1987
    Rebecca Soni, American swimmer
  • 1989
    Francesco Checcucci, Italian footballer
  • 1990
    Corey Liuget, American football player
  • 1991
    Constantinos Hilas, Greek director and actor
  • 1991
    Dylan Mattingly, American composer and musician
  • 1996
    Madeline Carroll, American actress
  • 1997
    Ciara Bravo, American actress

Who Died On March 18?

  • 235
    Alexander Severus, Roman emperor (b. 208)
  • 978
    King Edward the Martyr of England
  • 1227
    Pope Honorius III (b. 1148)
  • 1314
    Jacques DeMolay, Frankish noble, the 23rd Grand Master of the Knights Templar (b. 1244)
  • 1583
    King Magnus of Livonia (b. 1540)
  • 1584
    Tsar Ivan IV of Russia (b. 1530)
  • 1675
    Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1606)
  • 1689
    John Dixwell, English judge (b. 1607)
  • 1696
    Robert Charnock, English conspirator
  • 1715
    William Fraser, 12th Lord Saltoun. Scottish patriot politician and landowner. (b. 1654)
  • 1745
    Sir Robert Walpole, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1676)
  • 1746
    Anna Leopoldovna, regent of Russia (b. 1718)
  • 1768
    Laurence Sterne, Irish writer (b. 1713)
  • 1781
    Anne Robert Turgot, French statesman (b. 1727)
  • 1823
    Jean-Baptiste Breval, French composer (b. 1753)
  • 1835
    Christian Günther von Bernstorff, Danish-Prussian statesman and diplomat (b. 1769)
  • 1845
    Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist (b. 1774)
  • 1871
    Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician (b. 1806)
  • 1898
    Matilda Joslyn Gage, American suffragist (b. 1826)
  • 1907
    Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist and politician (b. 1827)
  • 1913
    King George I of Greece (b. 1845)
  • 1918
    Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, American architect (b. 1847)
  • 1933
    Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Italian prince, mountaineer and explorer (b. 1873)
  • 1936
    Eleftherios Venizelos, Former Prime minister of Greece (b. 1864)
  • 1939
    Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian and religious leader (b. 1859)
  • 1941
    Henri Cornet, French cyclist (b. 1884)
  • 1945
    William Grover-Williams, British racing driver (b. 1903)
  • 1947
    William C. Durant, American automobile pioneer (b. 1861)
  • 1962
    Walter W. Bacon, American politician (b. 1880)
  • 1963
    Wanda Hawley, American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1964
    Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (b. 1870)
  • 1965
    Jack Quinlan, American sports broadcaster (b. 1927)
  • 1965
    King Farouk I of Egypt (b. 1920)
  • 1969
    Barbara Bates, American film actress (b. 1925)
  • 1973
    Lauritz Melchior, Danish-born American opera singer (b. 1890)
  • 1975
    Alain Grandbois, Quebec poet (b. 1900)
  • 1976
    Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (b. 1893)
  • 1977
    José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1944)
  • 1977
    Marien Ngouabi, Congolese politician (b. 1938)
  • 1978
    Leigh Brackett, American author (b. 1915)
  • 1978
    Peggy Wood, American actress (b. 1892)
  • 1980
    Erich Fromm, German psychologist and philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1983
    King Umberto II of Italy, (b. 1904)
  • 1984
    Charlie Lau, American baseball player (b. 1933)
  • 1986
    Bernard Malamud, American writer (b. 1914)
  • 1988
    Billy Butterfield, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1917)
  • 1990
    Robin Harris, American actor and comedian (b. 1953)
  • 1993
    Kenneth E. Boulding, American economist and activist (b. 1910)
  • 1995
    Robin Jacques, British children’s book illustrator (b. 1920)
  • 1996
    Odysseas Elytis, Greek poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1999
    Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (b. 1905)
  • 2000
    Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
  • 2001
    John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas & the Papas) (b. 1935)
  • 2002
    Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (b. 1943)
  • 2002
    R. A. Lafferty, American science fiction writer (b. 1914)
  • 2003
    Adam Osborne, British computer pioneer (b. 1939)
  • 2003
    Karl Kling, German race car driver (b. 1910)
  • 2004
    Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)
  • 2006
    Bill Beutel, American journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2006
    Dan Gibson, Canadian photographer (b. 1922)
  • 2006
    Michael Attwell, British actor (b. 1943)
  • 2007
    Bob Woolmer, South African cricketer (b. 1948)
  • 2008
    Andrew Britton, British-born American novelist (b. 1981)
  • 2008
    Anthony Minghella, British film director (b. 1954)
  • 2009
    Natasha Richardson, English actress (b. 1963)
  • 2009
    Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, Iranian blogger
  • 2010
    Fess Parker, American actor (b. 1924)


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