What happened on January 8? There are more than 350 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 January 8

January 8 In HistoryJanuary 8 is the 8th day of the year 2021. There are 357 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 1st week of the year 2021.

On this day in Orem, Utah 84097 sunrise occured at 07:49 AM and sunset occured at 05:18 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Capricorn. The modern birthstone for this month is Garnet while the mystical birthstone is Emerald.

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Historical Events For January 8

  • 307
    Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi.
  • 871
    Alfred the Great leads a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.
  • 1297
    François Grimaldi, disguised as monk, leads his men to capture the fortress protecting the Rock of Monaco, establishing his family as the rulers of Monaco.
  • 1499
    Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany.
  • 1734
    Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel’s Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
  • 1746
    Second Jacobite Rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
  • 1780
    An earthquake of estimated magnitude 7.7 hits the city of Tabriz, Iran, killing about 80,000 people and causing major damage.
  • 1790
    George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York, New York.
  • 1806
    Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
  • 1811
    An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslondes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
  • 1815
    War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans – Andrew Jackson leads American forces in victory over the British.
  • 1835
    The United States national debt is 0 for the only time.
  • 1838
    Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
  • 1867
    African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
  • 1877
    Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
  • 1889
    Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the ‘Art of Applying Statistics’— his punched card calculator.
  • 1904
    The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system.
  • 1906
    A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
  • 1912
    The African National Congress is founded.
  • 1918
    President Woodrow Wilson announces his “Fourteen Points” for the aftermath of World War I.
  • 1920
    The steel strike of 1919 ends in a complete failure for the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers labor union.
  • 1940
    World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
  • 1945
    World War II: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units was enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces.
  • 1956
    Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
  • 1961
    In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle’s policies in Algeria.
  • 1962
    The Harmelen train disaster killed 93 people in the Netherlands.
  • 1963
    Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
  • 1964
    President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a “War on Poverty” in the United States.
  • 1971
    Bowing to international pressure, President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.
  • 1973
    Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.
  • 1973
    Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
  • 1975
    Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.
  • 1977
    Three bombs explode in Moscow within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group.
  • 1979
    The tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland.
  • 1981
    A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be “perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time”.
  • 1982
    The break up of AT&T: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
  • 1989
    Beginning of Japanese Heisei period.
  • 1989
    The Kegworth air disaster. British Midland flight 92 crashes into the M1 motorway killing 47 people out of 127 on board.
  • 1994
    Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.
  • 1996
    An Antonov 32 cargo turboprop powered plane crashes into the central market in Kinshasa, Zaire killing more than 350 people.
  • 2002
    President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • 2003
    Turkish Airlines Flight 634 crashes near Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey, killing the entire crew and 70 of 75 passengers.
  • 2004
    The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake’s granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 2005
    The nuclear sub USS San Francisco collides at full speed with an undersea mountain south of Guam. One man is killed, but the sub surfaces and is repaired.
  • 2010
    Gunmen from an offshoot the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda attacked the bus carrying the Togo national football team on its way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, killing three.
  • 2011
    An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 people and wounds 13, including Giffords.

Who Were Born On January 8?

  • 1556
    Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
  • 1583
    Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian (d. 1643)
  • 1587
    Johannes Fabricius, German astronomer (d. 1616)
  • 1601
    Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)
  • 1628
    François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxembourg, French general (d. 1695)
  • 1632
    Samuel Pufendorf, German jurist (d. 1694)
  • 1635
    Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop (d. 1709)
  • 1735
    John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)
  • 1763
    Edmond Charles Genêt, French diplomat (d. 1834)
  • 1786
    Nicholas Biddle, American banking executive (d. 1844)
  • 1788
    Archduke Rudolph of Austria (d. 1831)
  • 1788
    Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
  • 1792
    Lowell Mason, American composer (d. 1872)
  • 1805
    John Bigler, American lawyer, politician and diplomat; 3rd Governor of California; and former United States Envoy to Chile (d. 1871)
  • 1805
    Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)
  • 1812
    Sigismond Thalberg, Swiss virtuoso pianist and composer (d. 1871)
  • 1817
    Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (d. 1893)
  • 1821
    James Longstreet, American Confederate general and diplomat; and former United States Minister to the Ottoman Empire (d. 1904)
  • 1821
    W.H.L. Wallace, American Union general (d. 1862)
  • 1823
    Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (d. 1913)
  • 1824
    Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
  • 1824
    Wilkie Collins, British novelist (d. 1889)
  • 1830
    Albert Bierstadt, German/American painter (d. 1902)
  • 1830
    Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
  • 1836
    Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch artist (d. 1912)
  • 1843
    Frederick Abberline, British police investigator (d. 1929)
  • 1843
    John H. Moffitt, American politician (d. 1926)
  • 1852
    James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
  • 1860
    Emma Booth, daughter of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1903)
  • 1862
    Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (d. 1934)
  • 1864
    Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (d. 1892)
  • 1865
    Winnaretta Singer, Princesse Edmond de Polignac, an American patron of French music, and of the arts, sciences, and letters (d. 1943)
  • 1866
    William G. Conley, American politician and 18th Governor of West Virginia (d. 1940)
  • 1867
    Emily Greene Balch, American writer and pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1870
    Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish politician (d. 1930)
  • 1871
    James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish politician (d. 1940)
  • 1873
    Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1873
    Iuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (d. 1953)
  • 1881
    Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)
  • 1883
    Patrick J. Hurley, American soldier, statesman, and diplomat; 51st United States Secretary of War and former United States Ambassador to the Republic of China (d. 1963)
  • 1883
    Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (d. 1941)
  • 1885
    A. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967)
  • 1885
    John Curtin, Australian politician (d. 1945)
  • 1888
    Matthew Moore, Irish-American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1888
    Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972)
  • 1891
    Bronislava Nijinska, Russian choreographer (d. 1972)
  • 1891
    Storm Jameson, English writer (d. 1986)
  • 1891
    Walther Bothe, German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (d. 1957)
  • 1894
    Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (d. 1941)
  • 1896
    Arthur Ford, American medium (d. 1971)
  • 1896
    Jaromir Weinberger, Czech-American composer (d. 1967)
  • 1897
    Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)
  • 1899
    Solomon Bandaranaike, Ceylonese Prime Minister (d. 1959)
  • 1900
    Dame Merlyn Myer, Australian philanthropist (d. 1982)
  • 1902
    Carl Rogers, American psychologist (d. 1987)
  • 1902
    Georgy Malenkov, Soviet politician (d. 1988)
  • 1904
    Karl Brandt, Alsatian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
  • 1904
    Tampa Red, American blues musician (d. 1981)
  • 1905
    Franjo Šeper, Croatian Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
  • 1905
    Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (d. 1988)
  • 1908
    William Hartnell, British actor (d. 1975)
  • 1909
    Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1936 (d.1995)
  • 1909
    Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)
  • 1909
    Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist (d. 1992)
  • 1909
    Willy Millowitsch, German actor (d. 1999)
  • 1910
    Galina Sergeyevna Ulánova, Russian prima ballerina assoluta (d. 1998)
  • 1911
    Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress and entertainer (d. 1970)
  • 1911
    Tom Delaney, British racing driver (d. 2006)
  • 1912
    José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)
  • 1912
    Lawrence E. Walsh, American jurist and 4th United States Deputy Attorney General
  • 1915
    Walker Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1991)
  • 1921
    Herta Bothe, Nazi concentration camp guard
  • 1922
    Abbey Simon, American pianist
  • 1922
    Jan Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (d. 1986)
  • 1923
    Giorgio Tozzi, American bass
  • 1923
    Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (d. 1985)
  • 1923
    Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (d. 2008)
  • 1923
    Larry Storch, American actor
  • 1924
    Benjamin Lees, American composer (d. 2010)
  • 1924
    Ron Moody, English actor
  • 1925
    Helmuth Hubener, German activist (d. 1942)
  • 1926
    Evelyn Lear, American soprano
  • 1926
    Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer
  • 1926
    Jani Christou, Greek composer
  • 1926
    Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer (d. 2004)
  • 1926
    Soupy Sales, American comedian (d. 2009)
  • 1927
    Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator
  • 1928
    Gaston Miron, French-Canadian poet and editor (d. 1996)
  • 1928
    Slade Gorton, American politician
  • 1929
    Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor
  • 1931
    Bill Graham, German-born American music promoter (d. 1991)
  • 1933
    Charles Osgood, American journalist and commentator
  • 1933
    Jean-Marie Straub, French film director
  • 1933
    Ko Un, Korean poet
  • 1934
    Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)
  • 1934
    Gene Freese, American baseball player
  • 1934
    Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
  • 1934
    Roy Kinnear, English actor (d. 1988)
  • 1935
    Elvis Presley, American singer (d. 1977)
  • 1935
    Lewis H. Lapham, American writer
  • 1936
    Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
  • 1936
    Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor
  • 1937
    Dame Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer
  • 1938
    Bob Eubanks, American game show host
  • 1938
    Yevgeny Nesterenko, Russian bass-baritone
  • 1939
    Carolina Herrera, Venezuelan fashion designer
  • 1941
    Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
  • 1941
    Graham Chapman, British comedian (d. 1989)
  • 1942
    Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
  • 1942
    Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist and author
  • 1942
    Valya Balkanska, Bulgarian folk singer
  • 1942
    Yvette Mimieux, American actress
  • 1943
    Charles Murray, American author and pundit
  • 1944
    Terry Brooks, American writer
  • 1945
    Jeannie Lewis, Australian actress and singer
  • 1945
    Kadir Topbaş, Turkish politician
  • 1945
    Kathleen Noone, American actress
  • 1945
    Kojo Nnamdi, Guyanese-born American radio host
  • 1946
    Robby Krieger, American musician (The Doors)
  • 1947
    David Bowie, English musician
  • 1947
    Don Bendell, American author & karate master
  • 1947
    Laurie Walters, American actress
  • 1947
    Samuel Schmid, Swiss politician
  • 1947
    Terry Sylvester, English singer and musician
  • 1947
    William Bonin, American serial killer and sex offender (d. 1996)
  • 1948
    Gillies MacKinnon, Scottish film director
  • 1951
    John McTiernan, American film director
  • 1951
    Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician
  • 1952
    Mel Reynolds, former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois and convicted sex offender
  • 1952
    Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
  • 1953
    Bruce Sutter, American baseball player
  • 1955
    Mike Reno, Canadian musician
  • 1955
    Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer
  • 1957
    David Lang, American composer
  • 1957
    Nacho Duato, Spanish classical dancer and choreographer
  • 1958
    Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler
  • 1959
    Duk Koo Kim, Korean boxer (d. 1982)
  • 1959
    Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Crowded House) (d. 2005)
  • 1961
    Calvin Smith, American athlete
  • 1961
    Keith Arkell, English chess Grandmaster
  • 1962
    Chris Marion, American musician
  • 1964
    Ron Sexsmith, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1965
    Maria Pitillo, American actress
  • 1965
    Michelle Forbes, American actress
  • 1966
    Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)
  • 1966
    Igor Vyazmikin, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2009)
  • 1967
    R. Kelly, American singer
  • 1967
    Torsten Gowitzke, German footballer
  • 1967
    Willie Anderson, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Keith Mullings, American boxer
  • 1969
    Ami Dolenz, American actress
  • 1969
    Jeff Abercrombie, American musician
  • 1970
    Rachel Friend, Australian actress
  • 1971
    Jason Giambi, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Mike Süsser, German chef
  • 1971
    Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss footballer
  • 1972
    Giuseppe Favalli, Italian footballer
  • 1972
    Sean McKeever, American writer
  • 1973
    Henning Solberg, Norwegian rally driver
  • 1973
    Jason Stevens, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1973
    Mark Knight, English sound designer
  • 1973
    Mike Cameron, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Maria Matsouka, Greek politician
  • 1975
    DJ Clue, American DJ and producer
  • 1975
    Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer
  • 1976
    Carl Pavano, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Jenny Lewis, American actress and musician
  • 1976
    Josh Meyers, American actor
  • 1977
    Amber Benson, American actress
  • 1977
    Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress
  • 1977
    Melanie Seeger, German race walker
  • 1977
    Melanie Seeger, German race walker
  • 1977
    Ron Pederson, Canadian actor
  • 1978
    Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster
  • 1978
    Marco Fu, Hong Kong snooker player
  • 1979
    Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer
  • 1979
    Mirella van Melis, Dutch track and road cyclist
  • 1979
    Sarah Polley, Canadian actress
  • 1979
    Seol Ki-Hyeon, South Korean footballer
  • 1979
    Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer
  • 1979
    Torry Castellano, American musician (The Donnas)
  • 1980
    Rachel Nichols, American actress
  • 1981
    Carmen Schäfer, Swiss curler
  • 1981
    Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player
  • 1981
    Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
  • 1982
    Emanuele Calaiò, Italian footballer
  • 1982
    Gaby Hoffmann, American actress
  • 1982
    John Utaka, Nigerian footballer
  • 1982
    Wil Francis, American singer
  • 1983
    Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler
  • 1983
    Felipe Colombo, Argentine/Mexican actor and singer
  • 1983
    Kim Jong-un, North Korean leader (year disputed, possibly 1984)
  • 1984
    Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Rachael Lampa, American singer
  • 1986
    David Silva, Spanish footballer
  • 1986
    Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
  • 1986
    Jessica Parker Kennedy, Canadian actress
  • 1986
    Maria Ozawa, Japanese/French-Canadian pornstar
  • 1987
    Carmen Klaschka, German tennis player
  • 1988
    Allison Harvard, American artist and fashion model
  • 1988
    Michael Mancienne, English footballer
  • 1989
    Aaron Cruden, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1989
    Kristján Einar, Icelandic racing driver
  • 1991
    Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer
  • 2000
    Noah Cyrus, American actress
  • 2011
    Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark, twin children of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

Who Died On January 8?

  • 307
    Jin Huidi, Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 259)
  • 482
    Saint Severinus of Noricum
  • 1100
    Antipope Clement III (b. c.1029)
  • 1107
    Edgar of Scotland (b. 1074)
  • 1198
    Pope Celestine III (b. c. 1106)
  • 1324
    Marco Polo, Italian explorer (b. 1254)
  • 1337
    Giotto di Bondone, Italian artist (b. 1267)
  • 1456
    St. Lawrence Justinian, Italian bishop and first Patriarch of Venice (b. 1381)
  • 1464
    Thomas Ebendorfer, Austrian historian (b. 1385)
  • 1557
    Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth (b. 1522)
  • 1570
    Philibert de l'Orme, French architect (b. c. 1510)
  • 1598
    John George, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1525)
  • 1642
    Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and scientist (b. 1564)
  • 1664
    Moses Amyraut, French theologian (b. 1596)
  • 1707
    John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish politician (b. 1648)
  • 1713
    Arcangelo Corelli, Italian composer (b. 1653)
  • 1775
    John Baskerville, English printer (b. 1706)
  • 1789
    Jack Broughton, English boxer (b. c. 1703)
  • 1794
    Justus Möser, German statesman (b. 1720)
  • 1815
    Edward Pakenham, British general (b. 1778)
  • 1825
    Eli Whitney, American inventor (b. 1765)
  • 1853
    Mihály Bertalanits, Slovene (Prekmurian poet and teacher in Kingdom of Hungary (b. 1788)
  • 1854
    William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (b. 1768)
  • 1865
    Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (b. 1779)
  • 1874
    Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (b. 1814)
  • 1878
    Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, Russian poet (b. 1821)
  • 1880
    Joshua A. Norton, Emperor of the United States, Protector of Mexico (b. 1811)
  • 1883
    Miska Magyarics, Slovene poet in Hungary (b. 1825)
  • 1896
    Paul Verlaine, French poet (b. 1844)
  • 1896
    William Rainey Marshall, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)
  • 1901
    John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)
  • 1916
    Ada Rehan, Irish-born American actress (b. 1860)
  • 1916
    Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884)
  • 1918
    Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (b. 1827)
  • 1932
    Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (b. 1866)
  • 1934
    Andrei Bely, Russian writer (b. 1880)
  • 1934
    Serge Stavisky, French financier and embezzler (b. 1886)
  • 1938
    Johnny Gruelle, Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy (b. 1880)
  • 1941
    Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, British soldier, author, and founder of the Scout movement (b. 1857)
  • 1942
    Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American religious publisher (b. 1869)
  • 1943
    Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (b. 1919)
  • 1944
    William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878)
  • 1945
    Karl Krafft, Swiss astrologer who was manipulated by the Nazi regime (b. 1900)
  • 1948
    Kurt Schwitters, German painter (b. 1887)
  • 1948
    Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor (b. 1891)
  • 1950
    Joseph Schumpeter, Austrian economist (b. 1883)
  • 1953
    Admiral Sir Hugh Binney, British naval commander and Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)
  • 1956
    Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)
  • 1958
    Mary Jane Colter, American architect (b. 1869)
  • 1958
    Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (b. 1883)
  • 1963
    Kay Sage, American artist and poet (b. 1898)
  • 1967
    Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (b. 1927)
  • 1969
    Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889)
  • 1970
    Georges Guibourg, French performer (b. 1891)
  • 1972
    Kenneth Patchen, American poet (b. 1911)
  • 1975
    John Gregson, English actor (b. 1919)
  • 1975
    Richard Tucker, American tenor (b. 1913)
  • 1976
    Robert Forgan, British fascist (b. 1891)
  • 1976
    Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1898)
  • 1979
    Sara Carter, American country musician (b. 1898)
  • 1980
    John Mauchly, American physicist (b. 1907)
  • 1981
    Matthew “Stymie” Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1982
    Grégoire Aslan, Armenian actor (b. 1908)
  • 1983
    Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter pilot (b. 1919)
  • 1983
    Ron Frazer, Australian actor (b. 1924)
  • 1983
    Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)
  • 1986
    Pierre Fournier, French cellist (b. 1906)
  • 1990
    Terry-Thomas, British actor, comedian (b. 1911)
  • 1991
    Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (b. 1960)
  • 1994
    Harvey Haddix, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 1994
    Pat Buttram, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 1995
    Carlos Monzón, Argentinian boxer (b. 1942)
  • 1996
    François Mitterrand, President of France (b. 1916)
  • 1996
    Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (b. 1907)
  • 1996
    John Hargreaves, Australian actor (b. 1945)
  • 1997
    Melvin Calvin, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1998
    Michael Tippett, English composer (b. 1905)
  • 2000
    Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (b. 1918)
  • 2002
    Alexander Mikhaylovich Prokhorov, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (b. 1916)
  • 2002
    Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (b. 1932)
  • 2003
    Ron Goodwin, British composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2004
    John A. Gambling, American radio talk-show host (b. 1930)
  • 2005
    Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (b. 1952)
  • 2005
    Michel Thomas, Polish linguist (b. 1914)
  • 2005
    Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer (b. 1954)
  • 2006
    Tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943)
  • 2007
    David Ervine, Northern Irish politician (b. 1953)
  • 2007
    Francis Cockfield, British politician (b. 1916)
  • 2007
    Iwao Takamoto, American animator (b. 1925)
  • 2007
    Jane Bolin, first African American female judge (b. 1908)
  • 2007
    Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (b. 1922)
  • 2008
    George Moore, Australian champion jockey (b. 1923)
  • 2009
    Richard John Neuhaus, Canadian-American Christian writer and editor (b. 1936)
  • 2010
    Monica Maughan, Australian actor (b. 1933)
  • 2010
    Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (b. 1963)
  • 2011
    John Roll, United States federal judge (b.1947)
  • 2011
    Thorbjørn Svenssen, Norwegian footballer (b. 1924)

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