What happened on July 4? There are more than 355 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 July 4

July 4 In HistoryJuly 4 is the 186th day of the year 2020. There are 180 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 27th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Malaga, Washington 98828 sunrise occured at 05:11 AM and sunset occured at 08:59 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Cancer. The modern birthstone for this month is Ruby while the mystical birthstone is Ruby.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 223 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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July 4: A Day In History

The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date.

Historical Events For July 4

  • 414
    Emperor Theodosius II, age 13, yields power to his older sister Aelia Pulcheria who reigns as regent and proclaimed herself empress (Augusta) of the Eastern Roman Empire.
  • 836
    Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples.
  • 993
    Saint Ulrich of Augsburg is canonized.
  • 1054
    A supernova is seen by Chinese, Arab, and possibly Amerindian observers near the star Zeta Tauri. For several months it remains bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula.
  • 1120
    Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew’s death.
  • 1187
    The Crusades: Battle of Hattin – Saladin defeats Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem.
  • 1253
    Battle of West-Capelle: John I of Avesnes defeats Guy of Dampierre.
  • 1359
    Francesco II Ordelaffi of Forlì surrenders to the Papal commander Gil de Albornoz.
  • 1456
    The Siege of Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade) begins. (Part of the Ottoman wars in Europe)
  • 1534
    Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.
  • 1569
    The King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Sigismund II Augustus finally sign the document of union between Poland and Lithuania, creating new country known as Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 1610
    The Battle of Klushino between forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and Russia during the Polish-Muscovite War.
  • 1634
    The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France (Quebec, Canada)
  • 1636
    City of Providence, Rhode Island forms.
  • 1744
    The Treaty of Lancaster, in which the Iroquois ceded lands between the Allegheny Mountains and the Ohio River to the British colonies, is signed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  • 1754
    French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French Capt. Louis Coulon de Villiers.
  • 1774
    Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament’s Coercive Acts
  • 1776
    American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: American forces under George Clark capture Kaskaskia during the Illinois campaign.
  • 1802
    At West Point, New York the United States Military Academy opens.
  • 1803
    The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
  • 1810
    The French occupy Amsterdam.
  • 1817
    At Rome, New York, United States, construction on the Erie Canal begins.
  • 1826
    Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, dies the same day as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence.
  • 1827
    Slavery is abolished in New York State.
  • 1831
    Samuel Francis Smith wrote My Country, 'Tis of Thee for the Boston, MA July 4th festivities.
  • 1837
    Grand Junction Railway, the world’s first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool.
  • 1838
    The Iowa Territory is organized.
  • 1855
    In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman’s book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, is published.
  • 1862
    Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequels.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Siege of Vicksburg – Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant after 47 days of siege. 150 miles up the Mississippi River, a Confederate Army is repulsed at the Battle of Helena, Arkansas.
  • 1863
    The Army of Northern Virginia withdraws from the battlefield after its loss at the Battle of Gettysburg, signalling an end to the Southern invasion of the North.
  • 1865
    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is published.
  • 1878
    Thoroughbred horses Ten Broeck and Mollie McCarty run a match race, immortalized in the song Molly and Tenbrooks.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: the Zululand capital of Ulundi is captured by British troops and burnt to the ground, thus, ending the war and forcing King Cetshwayo to flee.
  • 1881
    In Alabama, the Tuskegee Institute opens.
  • 1886
    The first scheduled Canadian transcontinental train arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia.
  • 1886
    The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States.
  • 1887
    The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi.
  • 1892
    Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4.
  • 1894
    The short-lived Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed by Sanford B. Dole.
  • 1903
    Dorothy Levitt is reported as the first woman in the world to compete in a 'motor race'.
  • 1910
    African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match sparking race riots across the United States.
  • 1913
    President Woodrow Wilson addresses American Civil War veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913.
  • 1918
    Bolsheviks kill Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family (Julian calendar date).
  • 1918
    Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI ascends to the throne.
  • 1927
    First flight of the Lockheed Vega.
  • 1934
    Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.
  • 1939
    Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, tells a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself “The luckiest man on the face of the earth” as he announces his retirement from major league baseball.
  • 1941
    Nazi Germans massacre Polish scientists and writers in the captured Ukrainian city of Lviv.
  • 1943
    World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history and the world’s largest tank battle at Prokhorovka village.
  • 1946
    After 381 years of near-continuous colonial rule by various powers, the Philippines attains full independence from the United States.
  • 1947
    The “Indian Independence Bill” is presented before British House of Commons, suggesting bifurcation of British India into two sovereign countries – India and Pakistan.
  • 1950
    The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.
  • 1951
    A court in Czechoslovakia sentences American journalist William N. Oatis to ten years in prison on a charge of espionage.
  • 1960
    Due to the post-Independence Day admission of Hawaii as the 50th U.S. state on August 21, 1959, the 50-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania almost ten and a half months later (see Flag Act).
  • 1966
    President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act into United States law. The act goes into effect the next year.
  • 1969
    Two teens (one male, one female) are attacked at Blue Rock Springs in California. They are the second (known) victims of the Zodiac Killer. The male survives.
  • 1976
    Israeli commandos raid Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing all but four of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by Palestinian terrorists.
  • 1977
    The George Jackson Brigade plants a bomb at the main power substation for the Washington state capitol in Olympia in solidarity with a prison strike at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary Intensive Security Unit
  • 1982
    Iranian diplomats kidnapping (1982): four Iranian diplomats are kidnapped by Lebanese militia in Lebanon.
  • 1987
    In France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (aka the “Butcher of Lyon”) is convicted of crimes against humanity and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 1993
    Sumitomo Chemical’s resin plant in Nihama explodes killing one worker and injuring three others.
  • 1997
    NASA’s Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.
  • 2004
    The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.
  • 2005
    The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.
  • 2006
    North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan.
  • 2009
    The Statue of Liberty’s crown reopens to the public after 8 years, due to security reasons following the World Trade Center attacks.

Who Were Born On July 4?

  • 68
    Salonina Matidia, niece of Emperor Trajan (d. 119)
  • 1330
    Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (d. 1367)
  • 1546
    Murat III, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1595)
  • 1694
    Louis-Claude Daquin, French composer (d. 1772)
  • 1715
    Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, German poet (d. 1769)
  • 1719
    Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (d. 1797)
  • 1790
    George Everest, Welsh surveyor (d. 1866)
  • 1799
    King Oscar I of Sweden and Norway (d. 1859)
  • 1804
    Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (d. 1864)
  • 1807
    Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian military and political figure (d. 1882)
  • 1816
    Hiram Walker, American grocer and distiller (d. 1899)
  • 1826
    Stephen Foster, American songwriter (d. 1864)
  • 1845
    Thomas Barnardo, Irish humanitarian (d. 1905)
  • 1847
    James Anthony Bailey, American circus impresario (d. 1906)
  • 1854
    Bill Tilghman, American peace officer (d. 1924)
  • 1854
    Victor Babeş, Romanian bacteriologist (d. 1926)
  • 1867
    Stephen Mather, American entrepreneur and conservationist (d. 1930)
  • 1868
    Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer (d. 1921)
  • 1872
    Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States (d. 1933)
  • 1874
    Sir John McPhee, Australian politician, Premier of Tasmania (d. 1952)
  • 1881
    Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier (d. 1968)
  • 1882
    Louis B. Mayer, American film producer (d. 1957)
  • 1883
    Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist (d. 1970)
  • 1895
    Irving Caesar, American lyricist and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1896
    Mao Dun, Chinese writer (d. 1981)
  • 1897
    Alluri Sita Rama Raju, Indian Freedom Fighter (d. 1924)
  • 1898
    Dr. Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian (d. 1997)
  • 1898
    Gertrude Lawrence, English-born actress (d. 1952)
  • 1902
    George Murphy, American entertainer (d. 1992)
  • 1902
    Meyer Lansky, Russian-born American gangster (d. 1983)
  • 1903
    Flor Peeters, Belgian composer, organist and teacher (d. 1986)
  • 1904
    Angela Baddeley, English actress (d. 1976)
  • 1905
    Irving Johnson, American adventurer (d. 1991)
  • 1907
    Gordon Griffith, American director (d. 1958)
  • 1907
    Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (d. 1996)
  • 1910
    Gloria Stuart, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1911
    Mitch Miller, American entertainer (d. 2010)
  • 1912
    Viviane Romance, French actress (d. 1991)
  • 1916
    Iva Toguri D'Aquino, American World War II figure (d. 2006)
  • 1917
    Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1947)
  • 1918
    Abigail Van Buren, American advice columnist
  • 1918
    Ann Landers, American advice columnist (d. 2002)
  • 1918
    Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (d. 1984)
  • 1918
    King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga (d. 2006)
  • 1920
    Fritz Wilde, German footballer (d. 1977)
  • 1920
    Leona Helmsley, American hotel operator and real estate investor (d. 2007)
  • 1920
    Norm Drucker, American basketball referee
  • 1921
    Gerard Debreu, French economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1921
    Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist (d. 2003)
  • 1923
    Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1924
    Eva Marie Saint, American actress
  • 1926
    Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish footballer
  • 1927
    Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress
  • 1927
    Neil Simon, American playwright
  • 1928
    Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (d. 2011)
  • 1928
    Giampiero Boniperti, Italian footballer
  • 1929
    Al Davis, American businessman
  • 1929
    Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • 1929
    Peter Angelos, majority owner of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team
  • 1930
    Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Armenian actor (d. 1993)
  • 1930
    George Steinbrenner, American businessman (d. 2010)
  • 1930
    Yuri Tyukalov, Soviet Olympic rower
  • 1931
    Sébastien Japrisot, French author, film director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1931
    Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish actor (d. 1977)
  • 1932
    Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian athlete
  • 1934
    Colin Welland, English actor
  • 1934
    Peter Behn, American voice actor
  • 1935
    Paul Scoon, Governor General of Grenada
  • 1936
    Zdzisława Donat, Polish coloratura soprano
  • 1937
    Sonja Haraldsen, Queen of Norway (spouse of King Harald V of Norway)
  • 1937
    Thomas Nagel, American philosopher
  • 1938
    Bill Withers, American singer and songwriter
  • 1938
    Sergio Oliva, Cuban born American bodybuilder
  • 1940
    Karolyn Grimes, American actress
  • 1941
    Brian Willson, American peace activist
  • 1941
    Sam Farr, American politician
  • 1942
    Floyd Little, American football player
  • 1942
    Hal Lanier, American baseball player
  • 1942
    Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (d. 2008)
  • 1943
    Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson, American musician (d. 1970)
  • 1943
    Emerson Boozer, American football player
  • 1943
    Geraldo Rivera, American reporter
  • 1943
    Konrad “Conny” Bauer, German musician
  • 1943
    Milan Máčala, Czech football coach
  • 1944
    Joe Berardo, Portuguese millionaire
  • 1944
    Ray Meagher, Australian actor
  • 1945
    Bruce French, American actor
  • 1946
    Ed O'Ross, American actor
  • 1946
    Michael Milken, American financier
  • 1946
    Ron Kovic, American peace activist
  • 1946
    Tish Howard, American model
  • 1948
    Ed Armbrister, baseball player
  • 1948
    Jeremy Spencer, English musician
  • 1948
    Phil Wheatley, Director-General of the National Offender Management Service
  • 1948
    René Arnoux, French race car driver
  • 1948
    Tommy Körberg, Swedish singer and actor
  • 1950
    David Jensen, Canadian-born British radio DJ
  • 1950
    Philip Craven, British International Paralympic Committee president
  • 1951
    Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American politician
  • 1952
    Álvaro Uribe, President of Colombia
  • 1954
    Jim Beattie, American baseball player
  • 1954
    Morganna Roberts, American entertainer
  • 1955
    John Waite, English singer
  • 1956
    Mark Belling, American radio talkshow host
  • 1957
    Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand
  • 1957
    Rein Lang, Estonian politician and diplomat
  • 1958
    Carl Valentine, English-born Canadian former footballer
  • 1958
    Kirk Pengilly, Australian musician
  • 1958
    Steve Hartman, American sports radio host
  • 1959
    Victoria Abril, Spanish actress
  • 1960
    Barry Windham, American professional wrestler
  • 1960
    Mark Steel, British socialist columnist and comedian
  • 1960
    Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1994)
  • 1960
    Sid Eudy, American professional wrestler
  • 1961
    Richard Garriott, English video game designer
  • 1962
    Neil Morrissey, English actor
  • 1962
    Pam Shriver, American former tennis player
  • 1963
    Henri Leconte, French former tennis player
  • 1963
    José Oquendo, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1963
    William Ramallo, former Bolivian footballer
  • 1964
    Cle Kooiman, American soccer player
  • 1964
    Mark Slaughter, American singer
  • 1964
    Mark Whiting, American filmmaker and actor
  • 1965
    Harvey Grant, American basketball player
  • 1965
    Horace Grant, American basketball player
  • 1965
    Jo Whiley, English radio DJ
  • 1966
    Lee Reherman, American actor
  • 1966
    Minas Hantzidis, Greek footballer
  • 1967
    Andy Walker (journalist), Canadian television personality
  • 1967
    Rick Wilkins, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball player
  • 1968
    Jack Frost, American musician
  • 1968
    Ronni Ancona, Scottish actress and impressionist
  • 1969
    Todd Marinovich, American football player
  • 1969
    Wilfred Mugeyi, Zimbabwean soccer player
  • 1970
    Christian Giesler, American bassist (Kreator)
  • 1970
    Tony Vidmar, Australian former footballer
  • 1971
    Andy Creeggan, Canadian musician
  • 1971
    Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Koko, sign-language gorilla
  • 1971
    Ned Zelic, Australian soccer player
  • 1972
    Mike Knuble, Canadian hockey player
  • 1972
    Nina Badrić, Croatian singer
  • 1972
    Oleg Prudius, Ukrainian professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Stephen Giles, Canadian canoer
  • 1972
    William Goldsmith, American drummer (Sunny Day Real Estate, Foo Fighters)
  • 1973
    Elton Williams, Montserratian footballer
  • 1973
    Gackt, Japanese musician
  • 1973
    Jan Magnussen, Danish racing driver
  • 1973
    Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver
  • 1973
    Michael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballer
  • 1973
    Tony Popovic, Australian soccer player
  • 1974
    Adrian Griffin, American basketball player
  • 1974
    La'Roi Glover, American football player
  • 1974
    Vince Spadea, American tennis player
  • 1975
    Tania Davis, Australian violist
  • 1976
    Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
  • 1976
    Yevgeniya Medvedeva-Arbuzova, Russian cross-country skier
  • 1977
    Jonas Kjellgren, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry)
  • 1978
    Becki Newton, American actress
  • 1978
    Emile Mpenza, Belgian footballer
  • 1978
    Katia Zygouli, Greek model
  • 1978
    Stephen McNally, British singer and songwriter (BBMak)
  • 1978
    Vicky Kaya, Greek model and actress
  • 1979
    Renny Vega, Venezuelan soccer player
  • 1980
    Kwame Steede, Bermudan footballer
  • 1980
    Max Elliott Slade, American film actor
  • 1981
    Dédé, Angolan soccer player
  • 1981
    Francisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player
  • 1982
    Hannah Harper, English porn star
  • 1983
    Andy Mrotek, American musician
  • 1983
    Ben Jorgensen, American musician
  • 1983
    Isabeli Fontana, Brazilian model
  • 1983
    Mattia Serafini, Italian footballer
  • 1983
    Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Spanish actor and singer
  • 1983
    Miguel Pinto, Chilean footballer
  • 1984
    Akanishi Jin, Japanese singer
  • 1984
    Gina Glocksen, American singer
  • 1984
    Miguel Santos Soares, Timorese footballer
  • 1985
    Kane Tenace, Australian rules footballer
  • 1986
    Nguyen Ngoc Duy, Vietnamese soccer player
  • 1986
    Takahisa Masuda, Japanese singer
  • 1987
    Guram Kashia, Georgian footballer
  • 1990
    Backer Aloenouvo, Togolese football player
  • 1990
    David Kross, German actor
  • 1990
    Ihar Yasinski, Belarusian soccer player
  • 1990
    Naoki Yamada, Japanese footballer
  • 1990
    Rishadi Fauzi, Indonesian soccer player
  • 1993
    Thomas Barkhuizen, English footballer

Who Died On July 4?

  • 907
    Luitpold, Margrave of Bavaria
  • 943
    Taejo of Goryeo, of Korea (b. 877)
  • 965
    Pope Benedict V (b. unknown)
  • 973
    Ulrich of Augsburg, German bishop (b. 890)
  • 1187
    Raynald of Chatillon, French Second Crusade figure (b.c. 1125)
  • 1541
    Pedro de Alvarado, Spanish explorer (b. 1495)
  • 1546
    Hayreddin Barbarossa, Greek-born Turkish naval officer (b. 1478)
  • 1551
    Gregory Cromwell, English nobleman (b. 1514)
  • 1603
    Philippe de Monte, Flemish composer (b. 1521)
  • 1623
    William Byrd, English composer
  • 1642
    Marie de' Medici, wife of Henry IV of France (b. 1573)
  • 1648
    Antoine Daniel, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1601)
  • 1742
    Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician (b. 1671)
  • 1754
    Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author (b. 1680)
  • 1761
    Samuel Richardson, English writer (b. 1689)
  • 1780
    Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Austrian military leader (b. 1712)
  • 1787
    Charles de Rohan, prince de Soubise, Marshal of France (b. 1715)
  • 1821
    Richard Cosway, English artist (b. 1742)
  • 1826
    John Adams, 2nd President of the United States (b. 1735)
  • 1826
    Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States (b. 1743)
  • 1831
    James Monroe, 5th President of the United States (b. 1758)
  • 1848
    François-René de Chateaubriand, French writer (b. 1768)
  • 1850
    William Kirby, English entomologist (b. 1759)
  • 1854
    Karl Friedrich Eichhorn, German jurist (b. 1781)
  • 1857
    William L. Marcy, American statesman (b. 1786)
  • 1881
    Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish statesman (b. 1806)
  • 1882
    Joseph Brackett, American composer (b. 1797)
  • 1891
    Hannibal Hamlin, U.S. Vice President (b. 1809)
  • 1901
    Johannes Schmidt, German linguist (b. 1843)
  • 1902
    Swami Vivekananda, Indian spiritual leader (b. 1863)
  • 1905
    Élisée Reclus, French anarchist (b. 1830)
  • 1910
    Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (b. 1835)
  • 1910
    Melville Weston Fuller, American jurist (b. 1833)
  • 1916
    Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888)
  • 1918
    Tsar Nicholas II, last Emperor of Russia before the 1917 Russian Revolution (b. 1868)
  • 1922
    Lothar von Richthofen, German pilot (b. 1894)
  • 1926
    Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Saint (b. 1901)
  • 1931
    Buddie Petit, American jazz musician (b. 1895)
  • 1931
    Emanuele Filiberto, 2nd Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (b. 1869)
  • 1934
    Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Physics (b. 1867)
  • 1938
    Otto Bauer, Austrian Social Democratic politician (b. 1881)
  • 1938
    Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (b. 1899)
  • 1941
    Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (b. 1881)
  • 1946
    Gerda Steinhoff, Polish-born German concentration camp overseer (b. 1922)
  • 1948
    Monteiro Lobato, Brazilian writer (b. 1882)
  • 1963
    Bernard Freyberg, New Zealander statesman (b. 1889)
  • 1964
    Henry (Hank) Sylvern, American radio personality (b. 1908)
  • 1970
    Barnett Newman, American artist (b. 1905)
  • 1970
    Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, American industrialist (b. 1884)
  • 1971
    August Derleth, American writer and editor (b. 1909)
  • 1974
    Mohammad Amin al-Husayni, Palestinian Muslim nationalist (b. 1895 or 1897)
  • 1975
    Georgette Heyer, English author (b. 1902)
  • 1976
    Antoni Słonimski, Polish poet (b. 1895)
  • 1976
    Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier and Entebbe rescue commander (b. 1946)
  • 1977
    Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (b. 1918)
  • 1979
    Lee Wai Tong, Chinese footballer (b. 1905)
  • 1980
    Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (b. 1895)
  • 1982
    Terry Higgins, British AIDS victim (b. 1945)
  • 1984
    Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
  • 1986
    Flor Peeters, Belgian composer and organist (b. 1903)
  • 1986
    Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (b. 1899)
  • 1988
    Adrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • 1989
    Jack Haig, British actor (b. 1913)
  • 1991
    Art Sansom, American cartoonist (The Born Loser) (b. 1920)
  • 1991
    Victor Chang, Australian physician (b. 1936)
  • 1992
    Ástor Piazzolla, Argentinian composer (b. 1921)
  • 1993
    Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician and historian (b. 1903)
  • 1994
    Joey Marella, American professional wrestling referee (b. 1964)
  • 1995
    Bob Ross, American artist and television host (b. 1942)
  • 1995
    Eva Gabor, Hungarian actress (b. 1919)
  • 1997
    Charles Kuralt, American television presenter (b. 1934)
  • 1997
    John Zachary Young, English zoologist (b. 1907)
  • 1999
    Leo Garel, American artist and cartoonist (b. 1917)
  • 2000
    Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Polish writer (b. 1919)
  • 2001
    Keenan Milton, American skateboarder (b. 1974)
  • 2002
    Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American Air Force general (b. 1912)
  • 2002
    Mansoor Hekmat, Iranian politician (b. 1951)
  • 2002
    Winnifred Quick, American Titanic survivor (b. 1904)
  • 2003
    André Claveau, French singer (b. 1915)
  • 2003
    Barry White, American singer (b. 1944)
  • 2004
    Frank Robinson (Xylophone Man), British street entertainer (b. 1932)
  • 2004
    Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (b. 1920)
  • 2005
    Hank Stram, American football coach (b. 1923)
  • 2007
    Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician (b. 1979)
  • 2007
    Bill Pinkney, American singer and performer (b. 1925)
  • 2008
    Charles Wheeler, British journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2008
    Evelyn Keyes, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 2008
    Jesse Helms, American politician (b. 1921)
  • 2008
    Terrence Kiel, American football player (b. 1980)
  • 2009
    Allen Klein, American music executive (b. 1931)
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    Brenda Joyce, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2009
    Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
  • 2009
    Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard, Congolese politician (b. 1938)
  • 2009
    Jim Chapin, American drummer (b. 1919)
  • 2009
    Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish writer (b. 1935)
  • 2009
    Steve McNair, American football player (b. 1973)
  • 2010
    Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Iraqi-born Lebanese Shiite Muslim cleric and Hezbollah mentor (b. 1935)
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    Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979–1999) (b. 1912)

Coffee Love Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Try this! Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters UUNUZHU? Check your answers here: Word scramble UUNUZHU. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)



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