What happened on June 21? There are more than 357 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 June 21

June 21 In HistoryJune 21 is the 172nd day of the year 2021. There are 193 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday. This day falls under the 25th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Netcong, New Jersey 07857 sunrise occured at 05:27 AM and sunset occured at 08:34 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Gemini. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 225 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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June 21: A Day In History

On non-leap years (until 2039), this day marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, and is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere and the least hours of daylight in the southern hemisphere.

Historical Events For June 21

  • 217 BC
    The Romans, led by Gaius Flaminius, are ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene.
  • 524
    Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce.
  • 1307
    Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan.
  • 1582
    Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga is forced to commit suicide in Honnō-ji, Kyoto.
  • 1621
    Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
  • 1734
    In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of setting the fire that destroyed much of the city.
  • 1749
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
  • 1768
    James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
  • 1788
    New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
  • 1791
    King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
  • 1798
    Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
  • 1813
    Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria.
  • 1824
    Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
  • 1826
    Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
  • 1854
    The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands.
  • 1864
    New Zealand Land Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
  • 1877
    The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
  • 1898
    The United States captures Guam from Spain.
  • 1900
    Baron Eduard Toll, leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900, departed Saint Petersburg in Russia on the explorer ship Zarya, never to return.
  • 1900
    Boxer Rebellion. China formally declared war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Dowager Empress Cixi.
  • 1915
    The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
  • 1919
    Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.
  • 1919
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike.
  • 1929
    An agreement brokered by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow ends the Cristero War in Mexico.
  • 1930
    One-year conscription comes into force in France.
  • 1940
    France signs an armistice with Germany at Compiègne.
  • 1940
    The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • 1942
    World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by the Japanese against the United States mainland.
  • 1942
    World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
  • 1948
    Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York.
  • 1952
    The Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce, later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
  • 1957
    Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada’s first woman Cabinet Minister.
  • 1964
    Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • 1970
    Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy, largest ever US corporate bankruptcy up to this date.
  • 1973
    In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law.
  • 1977
    Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey.
  • 1982
    John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  • 2000
    Section 28 (of the Local Government Act 1988), outlawing the ‘promotion’of homosexuality in the United Kingdom, is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
  • 2001
    A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
  • 2004
    SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
  • 2006
    Pluto’s newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.
  • 2009
    Greenland assumes self-rule.

Who Were Born On June 21?

  • 1002
    Pope Leo IX (d. 1054)
  • 1226
    King Boleslaus V of Poland (d. 1279)
  • 1528
    Maria of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1603)
  • 1535
    Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist (d. 1596)
  • 1639
    Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (d. 1723)
  • 1646
    Maria Francisca of Nemours, Queen of Portugal (d. 1683)
  • 1676
    Anthony Collins, English philosopher (d. 1729)
  • 1706
    John Dollond, English optician (d. 1761)
  • 1710
    James Short, British mathematician (d. 1768)
  • 1712
    Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (d. 1790)
  • 1730
    Motoori Norinaga, Japanese scholar (d. 1801)
  • 1732
    Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German composer (d. 1791)
  • 1736
    Enoch Poor, American general in the Continental Army (d. 1780)
  • 1741
    Benedetto, Duke of Chablais, Italian general in the French Revolution (d.1808)
  • 1750
    Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, French sculptor, draftsman and printmaker (d. 1818)
  • 1750
    Thomas Spence, English classical writer (d. 1814)
  • 1759
    Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier (d. 1817)
  • 1763
    Pierre Paul Royer-Collard, French philosopher (d. 1845)
  • 1764
    Sidney Smith, British Royal Navy admiral (d. 1840)
  • 1774
    Daniel D. Tompkins, American politician (d. 1825)
  • 1781
    Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)
  • 1786
    Charles Edward Horn, British musician (d. 1849)
  • 1788
    Princess Augusta of Bavaria (d. 1850)
  • 1791
    Robert Napier, British engineer (d. 1876)
  • 1792
    Ferdinand Christian Baur, German theologian (d. 1860)
  • 1805
    Charles Thomas Jackson, American polymath (d. 1880)
  • 1811
    Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (d. 1868)
  • 1812
    Moses Hess, French/German-born Jewish socialist and precursor of Zionism (d. 1875)
  • 1823
    Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (d. 1873)
  • 1825
    William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican Bishop of Oxford (d. 1901)
  • 1828
    Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (d. 1904)
  • 1834
    Elizabeth Jane Caulfeild, Countess of Charlemont Irish Jewish noblewoman (d. 1882)
  • 1834
    Frans de Cort, Flemish writer (d. 1878)
  • 1839
    Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (d. 1908)
  • 1850
    Daniel Carter Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts of America (d. 1941)
  • 1850
    Enrico Cecchetti, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1928)
  • 1858
    Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (d. 1928)
  • 1859
    Henry Ossawa Tanner, American painter (d. 1937)
  • 1862
    Prince Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai historian (d. 1943)
  • 1863
    Max Wolf, German astronomer (d. 1932)
  • 1864
    Heinrich Wölfflin, Swiss art historian (d. 1945)
  • 1868
    Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist (d. 1946)
  • 1870
    Clara Immerwahr, German chemist (d. 1915)
  • 1876
    Willem Hendrik Keesom, Dutch physicist (d. 1956)
  • 1880
    Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician (d. 1961)
  • 1880
    Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, and banker (d. 1941)
  • 1882
    Lluís Companys i Jover, Spanish politician (d. 1940)
  • 1882
    Rockwell Kent, American painter, printmaker and illustrator (d. 1971)
  • 1883
    Fyodor Gladkov, Russian writer (d. 1958)
  • 1884
    Claude Auchinleck, British field marshal (d. 1981)
  • 1887
    Norman L. Bowen, Canadian petrologist (d. 1956)
  • 1889
    Ralph Craig, American athlete (d. 1972)
  • 1889
    Tadeusz Jan Kowalski, Polish orientalist (d. 1948)
  • 1890
    Frank S. Land, American founder of the Order of DeMolay (d. 1959)
  • 1891
    Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (d. 1966)
  • 1891
    Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian architect (d. 1979)
  • 1892
    Reinhold Niebuhr, Protestant theologian (d. 1971)
  • 1893
    Alois Hába, Czech composer (d. 1973)
  • 1894
    Milward Kennedy, British public servant and mystery writer (d. 1968)
  • 1896
    Charles B. Momsen, American inventor (d. 1967)
  • 1898
    Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and writer (d. 1964)
  • 1899
    George Miles Watson, British racehorse breeder (d. 1968)
  • 1902
    Howie Morenz, Canadian professional ice hockey player (d. 1937)
  • 1903
    Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (d. 2003)
  • 1905
    Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and writer, Nobel laureate (declined) (d. 1980)
  • 1906
    Grete Sultan, German musician (d. 2005)
  • 1906
    Harold Spina, American composer (d. 1997)
  • 1906
    Helene Costello, American actress (d. 1957)
  • 1906
    Nusch Éluard, French performer, model, and artist (d. 1946)
  • 1908
    William Frankena, American moral philosopher (d. 1994)
  • 1910
    Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Soviet poet (d. 1971)
  • 1912
    Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer (d. 2000)
  • 1912
    Mary McCarthy, American writer (d. 1989)
  • 1914
    William Vickrey, Canadian economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
  • 1916
    Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1977)
  • 1916
    Joseph Cyril Bamford, English inventor and industrialist (d. 2001)
  • 1918
    Eddie Lopat, American baseball player (d. 1992)
  • 1918
    James Clyde Mitchell, English sociologist and anthropologist (d. 1995)
  • 1919
    Gérard Pelletier, French-Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 1997)
  • 1919
    Paolo Soleri, Italian-born American architect
  • 1919
    Vladimir Simagin, Russian chess master (d. 1968)
  • 1921
    Jane Russell, American actress (d. 2011)
  • 1921
    Jean de Broglie, French politician (d. 1976)
  • 1921
    Judy Holliday, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1921
    William Edwin Self, American actor and television producer (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    Jacques Hébert, French-Canadian author, journalist and politician (d. 2007)
  • 1924
    Ezzatolah Entezami, Iranian actor
  • 1924
    Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalyst
  • 1924
    Max McNab, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1924
    Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and pioneering museum director (d. 2006)
  • 1925
    Giovanni Spadolini, Italian politician (d. 1994)
  • 1925
    Maureen Stapleton, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1926
    Conrad Hall, Tahitian-born American cinematographer (d. 2003)
  • 1927
    Carl Stokes, American politician (d. 1996)
  • 1929
    Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (d. 1977)
  • 1929
    Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (d. 1999)
  • 1930
    Mike McCormack, American professional football player
  • 1930
    Sir Gerald Kaufman, British politician
  • 1931
    Jan Trąbka, Polish scientist, philosopher
  • 1931
    Margaret Heckler, American politician, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • 1931
    Zlatko Grgić, Croatian animator (d. 1988)
  • 1932
    Bernard Ingham, British journalist, former press secretary to Margaret Thatcher
  • 1932
    Lalo Schifrin, Argentine pianist and composer
  • 1932
    O.C. Smith, American singer (d. 2001)
  • 1933
    Bernie Kopell, American actor
  • 1935
    Françoise Sagan, French writer (d. 2004)
  • 1935
    Monte Markham, American actor
  • 1936
    Joseph Gosnell, Canadian Indian tribal leader
  • 1938
    John W. Dower, American author and historian
  • 1938
    Ron Ely, American actor
  • 1939
    Ruben Berrios, Puerto Rican politician
  • 1940
    Mariette Hartley, American actress
  • 1940
    Michael Ruse, Canadian philosopher
  • 1941
    Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor
  • 1941
    Lyman Ward, Canadian actor
  • 1942
    Dan Henning, American football player
  • 1942
    Henry S. Taylor, American writer
  • 1942
    Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, American TV reporter and Congresswoman
  • 1942
    Togo D. West, Jr., American attorney and public official
  • 1943
    Salomé, Spanish singer
  • 1944
    Corinna Tsopei, Greek beauty pageant winner
  • 1944
    Ray Davies, English singer and songwriter (The Kinks)
  • 1945
    Adam Zagajewski, Polish philosopher and poet
  • 1945
    Philippe Sarde, French composer
  • 1946
    Brenda Holloway, American singer and songwriter
  • 1946
    Maurice Saatchi, British Iraqi businessman
  • 1946
    Rob Dyson, American racing driver and race team owner
  • 1946
    Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author
  • 1947
    Fernando Savater, Spanish philosopher and author
  • 1947
    Joey Molland, English guitarist (Badfinger)
  • 1947
    Meredith Baxter, American actress
  • 1947
    Michael Gross, American actor
  • 1947
    Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • 1948
    Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer
  • 1948
    Ian McEwan, English writer
  • 1948
    Lionel Rose, Australian boxer
  • 1950
    Anne Carson, Canadian poet
  • 1950
    Enn Reitel, English actor
  • 1950
    Gérard Lanvin, French actor
  • 1950
    Joey Kramer, American drummer and percussionist (Aerosmith)
  • 1950
    Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Greek singer
  • 1951
    Jim Douglas, American politician
  • 1951
    Nils Lofgren, American guitarist, singer, songwriter (E Street Band, Crazy Horse)
  • 1952
    Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director
  • 1953
    Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani politician (d. 2007)
  • 1953
    Maurice Boucher, Canadian organized crime boss
  • 1953
    Michael Bowen, American actor
  • 1954
    Anne Kirkbride, English actress
  • 1954
    Kathy Sullivan, American attorney and politician
  • 1954
    Müjde Ar, Turkish actress
  • 1954
    Mark Kimmitt, American Army general
  • 1954
    Robert Menasse, Austrian writer
  • 1954
    Robert Pastorelli, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1955
    Aloysius Amwano, Nauruan politician
  • 1955
    Jean-Pierre Mader, French singer and songwriter
  • 1955
    Leigh McCloskey, American actor
  • 1955
    Michel Platini, French footballer
  • 1955
    Tim Bray, Canadian computer programmer
  • 1957
    Berkeley Breathed, American cartoonist and author
  • 1957
    Lucien DeBlois, Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • 1958
    Gennady Padalka, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1959
    Kathy Mattea, American country singer
  • 1959
    Marcella Detroit, American singer and songwriter (Shakespear’s Sister)
  • 1959
    Tom Chambers, American basketball player
  • 1960
    Kevin Harlan, American sportscaster
  • 1961
    Karen Barber, English ice dancer
  • 1961
    Kip Winger, American singer and guitarist (Winger)
  • 1961
    Manu Chao, French multi-instrumentalist (Mano Negra)
  • 1961
    Sascha Konietzko, German singer and synth player (KMFDM)
  • 1962
    Takeshi Asami, Japanese racing driver
  • 1962
    Viktor Tsoi, Soviet guitarist, singer and songwriter (Kino) (d. 1990)
  • 1963
    Dario Marianelli, Italian composer
  • 1963
    Lucas de Groot, Dutch type designer
  • 1964
    David Morrissey, British actor
  • 1964
    Dimitris Papaioannou, Greek avant-garde stage director, choreographer and visual artist
  • 1964
    Doug Savant, American actor
  • 1964
    Sammi Davis, British actress
  • 1965
    Larry Wachowski, American film director
  • 1965
    Yang Liwei, Chinese astronaut
  • 1966
    Nan Woods, American actress
  • 1966
    Pierre Thorsson, Swedish handball player
  • 1966
    Rudi Bakhtiar, American journalist
  • 1967
    Carrie Preston, American actress
  • 1967
    Derrick Coleman, American basketball player
  • 1967
    Jim Breuer, American comedian
  • 1967
    Pierre Omidyar, Iranian-American businessman
  • 1968
    Sonique, British DJ
  • 1969
    Gabriella Paruzzi, Italian skier
  • 1970
    Pete Rock, American rapper and producer
  • 1970
    Sindee Coxx, American pornographic actress
  • 1971
    Anette Olzon, Swedish singer (Nightwish)
  • 1972
    Alon Hilu, Israeli writer
  • 1972
    Neil Doak, Irish cricketer
  • 1973
    Juliette Lewis, American actress
  • 1974
    Craig Lowndes, Australian racing driver
  • 1974
    Natasha Desborough, British radio personality
  • 1974
    Neely Jenkins, American bassist and vocalist (Park Ave., Tilly and the Wall)
  • 1974
    Rob Kelly, American football player
  • 1976
    Antonio Cochran, American football player
  • 1976
    Mike Einziger, American guitarist (Incubus)
  • 1976
    Nigel Lappin, Australian rules footballer
  • 1977
    Jochen Hecht, German ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Michael Gomez, Irish boxer
  • 1978
    Cristiano Lupatelli, Italian footballer
  • 1978
    Dejan Ognjanović, Montenegrin football player
  • 1978
    Erica Durance, Canadian actress
  • 1978
    Jack Guzman, American actor
  • 1978
    Jean-Pascal Lacoste, French singer, actor and TV host
  • 1978
    Rim'K, French rapper
  • 1979
    Chris Pratt, American actor
  • 1979
    Kostas Katsouranis, Greek footballer
  • 1980
    Luca Anania, Italian footballer
  • 1980
    Richard Jefferson, American basketball player
  • 1980
    Sendy Rleal, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981
    Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist (The Killers)
  • 1981
    David Bortolussi, French-born Italian rugby player
  • 1981
    Garrett Jones, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, second in the line of succession to the British throne
  • 1982
    Rob Mills, Australian singer
  • 1984
    Alicia Alighatti, American pornographic actress
  • 1984
    Franck Perera, French racing driver
  • 1984
    Jujubee, American drag queen and reality TV personality
  • 1985
    Anthony Morelli, American football player
  • 1985
    Byron Schammer, Australian rules footballer
  • 1985
    Kris Allen, American singer
  • 1986
    Hideaki Wakui, Japanese baseball player
  • 1986
    Lana Del Rey, American singer-songwriter
  • 1987
    Dale Thomas, Australian rules footballer
  • 1987
    Ryeowook, South Korean singer (Super Junior)
  • 1987
    Sebastian Prödl, Austrian footballer
  • 1988
    Alejandro Ramírez, Costa Rican chess Grandmaster
  • 1988
    Allyssa DeHaan, American collegiate basketball and volleyball player
  • 1988
    Paolo Tornaghi, Italian footballer
  • 1989
    Abubaker Kaki, Sudanese runner
  • 1989
    Jascha Washington, American actor
  • 1990
    Pietro Baccolo, Italian footballer
  • 1991
    Gaël Kakuta, French footballer
  • 1997
    Rebecca Black, American pop star
  • 2001
    Alexandra Obolentseva, Russian chess player

Who Died On June 21?

  • 223
    Liu Bei, Emperor of Shu Han (b. 161)
  • 1040
    Fulk III, Count of Anjou (b. 972)
  • 1171
    Walter de Luci, Normand-born Abbot of Battle Abbey (b. 1103)
  • 1205
    Enrico Dandolo, 42nd Doge of Venice (b. 1107)
  • 1208
    Philip of Swabia, King of Germany and Duke of Swabia (b. 1177)
  • 1305
    King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and Poland (b. 1271)
  • 1377
    King Edward III of England (b. 1312)
  • 1421
    Jean Le Maingre, Marshal of France (b. 1366)
  • 1521
    Leonardo Loredan, 76th Doge of Venice (b. 1436)
  • 1527
    Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and political author (b. 1469)
  • 1529
    John Skelton, English poet
  • 1547
    Sebastiano del Piombo, Italian painter (b. 1485)
  • 1558
    Piero Strozzi, Italian military leader (b. 1558)
  • 1582
    Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1534)
  • 1591
    Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian saint (b. 1568)
  • 1596
    Jean Liebault, French agronomist (b. 1535)
  • 1621
    Kryštof Harant, Polish soldier, writer and composer (b. 1564)
  • 1621
    Louis III, Cardinal of Guise (b. 1575)
  • 1631
    John Smith, English explorer (b. c. 1580)
  • 1652
    Inigo Jones, English architect (b. 1573)
  • 1661
    Andrea Sacchi, Italian painter (b. 1599)
  • 1737
    Matthieu Marais, French jurist (b. 1664)
  • 1738
    Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, English statesman (b. 1674)
  • 1796
    Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (b. 1710)
  • 1824
    Étienne Aignan, French writer (b. 1773)
  • 1865
    Frances Adeline Seward, wife of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward (b. 1824)
  • 1874
    Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1814)
  • 1876
    Antonio López de Santa Anna, President of Mexico (b. 1794)
  • 1893
    Leland Stanford, American business tycoon and founder of Stanford University (b. 1824)
  • 1908
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (b. 1844)
  • 1914
    Bertha von Suttner, Austrian writer and pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1843)
  • 1917
    Matthias Zurbriggen, Swiss mountaineer (b. 1856)
  • 1929
    Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse, British politician (b. 1864)
  • 1934
    Thorne Smith, American author (b. 1892)
  • 1940
    Smedley Butler, American Marines general (b. 1881)
  • 1951
    Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer (b. 1867)
  • 1952
    Wilfrid R. “Wop” May, Canadian aviation pioneer (b. 1896)
  • 1954
    Gideon Sundback, American inventor who perfected the zipper (b. 1880)
  • 1957
    Claude Farrère, French writer (b. 1876)
  • 1957
    Johannes Stark, German physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
  • 1964
    Andrew Goodman, American civil rights activist (b. 1943)
  • 1964
    James Chaney, American civil rights activist (b. 1943)
  • 1964
    Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist (b. 1939)
  • 1969
    Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (b. 1934)
  • 1970
    Sukarno, President of Indonesia (b. 1901)
  • 1976
    Margaret Herrick, American director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (b. 1902)
  • 1979
    Angus MacLise, American composer, drummer (Velvet Underground), mystic and shaman (b. 1938)
  • 1980
    Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter (b. 1923)
  • 1985
    Ettore Boiardi, Italian chef, founder of Chef Boyardee (b. 1897)
  • 1985
    Tage Erlander, Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1901)
  • 1986
    Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer, singer (Rahbani Brothers) and producer (b. 1923)
  • 1987
    Madman Muntz, American entrepreneur, businessman, electrical engineer and TV commercial actor (b. 1914)
  • 1990
    Cedric Belfrage (b. 1904)
  • 1992
    Li Xiannian, President of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1909)
  • 1992
    Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, Bangladeshi poet (b. 1956)
  • 1993
    Ticho Parly, Danish tenor (b. 1928)
  • 1994
    William Wilson Morgan, American astronomer (b. 1906)
  • 1997
    Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, Mexican labour leader (b. 1900)
  • 1997
    Shintaro Katsu, Japanese entertainer (b. 1931)
  • 1998
    Al Campanis, American baseball executive (b. 1916)
  • 1998
    Anastasio Ballestrero, Italian Cardinal
  • 1999
    Kami, Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer) (b. 1973)
  • 2000
    Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911)
  • 2001
    Carroll O'Connor, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2001
    John Lee Hooker, American musician (b. 1916)
  • 2001
    Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (b. 1942)
  • 2002
    Timothy Findley, Canadian novelist and playwright (b. 1930)
  • 2003
    Jason Moran, Australian criminal (b. 1967)
  • 2003
    Leon Uris, American writer (b. 1924)
  • 2003
    Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1934)
  • 2004
    Leonel Brizola, Brazilian politician (b. 1922)
  • 2005
    Jaime Sin, Filipino Cardinal Archbishop of Manila, prominent leader during the People Power Revolution (b. 1928)
  • 2006
    Jared C. Monti, Medal Of Honor Recipient (b. 1975)
  • 2007
    Bob Evans, American restaurateur (b. 1918)
  • 2008
    Kermit Love, American puppeteer (b. 1916)
  • 2008
    Scott Kalitta, American drag racer (b. 1962)
  • 2010
    Irwin Barker, Canadian comedian (b. 1956)
  • 2011
    Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)

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 RRCKOAEOO? Check your answers here: Unscramble words RRCKOAEOO. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)



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