This Day in History for 21st December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 146

1163 - Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
1561 - Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Archbishop of Mechelen, made Cardinal
1582 - Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
1598 - Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile; all Spanish cities south of the Biobio river are eventually taken by the Mapuches, and all conquest of Mapuche territories by Europeans practically ceases, until the 1870s "Pacification of Araucania".
1620 - 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]
1650 - Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht
1784 - John Jay becomes 1st US Secretary of State (foreign affairs)
1788 - Hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam
Ist US Chief Justice John JayIst US Chief Justice John Jay 1829 - 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore
1835 - HMS Beagle sails into Bay of Islands (New Zealand)
1844 - The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement.
1849 - 1st US skating club formed (Phila)
1864 - General Sherman conquers Savannah, Georgia
1866 - Cheyennes, Arapho's, Sioux, Fetterman Massacre
1890 - Pim Mulier 1st & only trip to "Alvesteddetocht"
1891 - 18 students play 1st basketball game (Springfield College)
1894 - Mackenzie Bowell becomes the 5th Prime Minister of Canada
Physicist Marie CuriePhysicist Marie Curie 1898 - Scientists Pierre & Marie Curie discovers radium
1900 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Michael Kramer" premieres in Berlin
1906 - British Parliament pass two important pieces of social legislation: The Trades Disputes Bill, legalizing peaceful picketing, and The Workingmen's Compensation Act, broadening employers' liability for accidents
1907 - Dutch government of De Master falls due to war budget
1909 - 1st junior high school established (Berkeley California)
1909 - Clyde Fitch' "City" premieres in NYC
1909 - U of Coopenhagen rejects Cook's claim that he was 1st to North Pole
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann 1910 - Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies
1912 - Denmark, Norway & Sweden declare neutrality in Comende war
1913 - 1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in NY World
1914 - "Tillie's Punctured Romance" 1st six-reel feature comedy debuts
1914 - 1st feature-length silent film comedy "Tillie's Punctured Romance" released. (Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand & Charles Chaplin)
1914 - 2,800 African miners strike at the Van Rhyn Deep mines in a bid to redress some of their grievances
1915 - 10.17" (25.83 cm) of rainfall, Glenora, Oregon (state record)
1918 - Red Sox trade Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore & Duffy Lewis to Yankees for Ray Caldwell & Slim Love, Frank Gilhooey, Al Walters & $15,000
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover 1919 - J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia
1920 - Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally" premieres in NYC
1921 - Supreme Court rules labor injunctions & picketing unconstitutional
1923 - Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation
1925 - Eisenstein's movie Battleship Potemkin premieres in Moscow
1925 - Stork Hendry scores 325 for Victoria against NZ
1926 - Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
1929 - 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)
1932 - Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio)
Actor and Dancer Fred AstaireActor and Dancer Fred Astaire 1932 - Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach
1933 - Dried human blood serum 1st prepared, Univ of Pennsylvania
1933 - Fox Films signs Shirley Temple, 5, to a studio contract
1933 - Newfoundland reverts to being a crown colony of Great Britain
1936 - Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80
1937 - 1st feature-length color & sound cartoon premieres (Snow White)
1937 - O'Reilly completes 14-98 for cricket match, NSW v South Aust
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1937 - The first full-length cel animated feature film and the earliest in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre
1939 - Hitler named Adolf Eichmann leader of "Referat IV B"
1941 - Chicago Bears Ray McLean makes last NFL drop kick for an extra point
1941 - Chicago bears win the NFL championship
1941 - David Diamond's 1st Symphony premieres
1941 - German submarine U-567 sinks
1941 - Last NFL drop kick for an extra point (Ray McLean, Chicago Bears)
1942 - US Supreme court declares Nevada separation legal
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1944 - Cards' Marty Marion wins NL MVP
1945 - "Billion Dollar Baby" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances
1945 - Gould/Comden/Green's "Billion Dollar Baby" premieres in NYC
1946 - "If the Shoe Fits" closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
1946 - Earthquake in South Japan, kills 1,086
1946 - Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" premieres
1946 - Morton Gould's "Minstrel Show" premieres in Indianapolis
1948 - O'Neil Place in the Bronx erronously renamed O'Neill Place
1948 - State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence
1949 - Dutch 1st Chamber accept soeveregnty of Indonesia
1950 - Cole Porte's musical "Out of this World" premieres at New Century Theater NYC for 157 perfs
1951 - Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement
1952 - Broadway Tunnel opens in SF
1952 - WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - Indonesia proclaims end to state of war
French President Charles de GaulleFrench President Charles de Gaulle 1958 - Charles de Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st pres of 5th Rep of France
1959 - 10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7")
1959 - Citizens of Deerfield Ill block building of interracial housing
1959 - Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)
1961 - Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Ready Teddy"
1961 - JFK & British PM MacMillan meet in Bermuda
1961 - Gangster Joe Gallo is sentenced to 7 to 14 years in state prison for extortion
1962 - Angolin leaves Comecon
1962 - US & Cuba accord, releases bay of pigs captive
1966 - USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum
Gangster Joe GalloGangster Joe Gallo 1968 - Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage
1968 - David Crosby, Stephen Stills & Graham Nash premiere together in Calif
1969 - Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show)
1969 - Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game
1970 - WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 - UN Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th secretary General
1972 - Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany
1973 - Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict
1974 - "The Sea of Hands", Raiders RB Clarence Davis somehow catches game-winning touchdown pass among "the sea of hands" of three Dolphins defenders with 24 seconds left in the game, eliminating Miami from the playoffs after they had made it to the Super Bowl in each of the last 3 seasons
1975 - "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances
1975 - "Very Good Eddie" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 307 performances
1975 - 1st NY Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins)
1975 - 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2)
1975 - Madagascar adopts constitution
1975 - Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57
1976 - 20th Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 3-0 vs Bruins
1976 - Patricia R Harris named secretary of HUD
1976 - UN General Assembly passes a resolution declaring 1979-Year of Child

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 224

1117 - Thomas Becket, Cheapside, London, archbishop of Canterbury (1162-1170), (d. 1170)
1401 - Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)
1518 - Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician
1537 - Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
1596 - Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)
1603 - Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)
1616 - Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer
Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas BecketArchbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket (1117) 1628 - Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
1639 - Jean Racin, writer
1714 - John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (d. 1774)
1728 - Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer
1756 - Thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1778 - Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Danish politician (d. 1860)
1795 - Leopold von Ranke, German historian (d. 1886)
1800 - Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876
1804 - Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80)
1805 - Thomas Graham, British chemist and father of colloid chemistry (d. 1869)
1810 - Ludwig Schuncke, composer
1815 - Thomas Couture, French painter/author
1818 - Amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece
1818 - Lewis H Morgan, US, etnologist (Systems of Consanguinity)
1823 - Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)
1826 - Ernst Pauer, composer
1832 - John Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1840 - Mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan)
1843 - Thomas Bracken, Irish-born New Zealand poet (d. 1898)
1848 - Edward Everett Rice, composer
1849 - James Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal)
1850 - Zdenek Fibich, composer
1851 - Thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)
1853 - Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)
1859 - Gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)
1860 - Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah)
1867 - John Winter Thompson, composer
1870 - Sir Patrick Duncan, Fortrie, Banffshire, Scotland, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943)
1872 - Albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog)
1872 - Sidney Ainsworth, British actor (d. 1922)
1873 - Blagoje Bersa, Croatian composer (d. 1934)
1874 - Juan Bautista Sacasa, pres of Nicaragua (1932-36)
1878 - Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish philosopher and mathematician (d. 1956)
1879 - Theodore Limperg, business economist (substitute value)
1885 - Frank Patrick, Canadian hockey player (d. 1960)
1886 - George Norman Peterkin, composer
1886 - Hermann A J Kees, German Egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology)
1889 - Sewall Wright, American biologist (d. 1988)
1890 - Fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53)
1890 - Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and Nobel laureate (d. 1967)
1891 - John W McCormack, (D) Speaker of House (1962-70)
1892 - Rebecca West, [Cicily I F Andrews], Engl author (Meaning of Treason)
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen (1892) 1892 - Walter Hagen, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19)
1892 - Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (d. 1980)
1895 - Paul Hoffer, composer
1896 - Carl Romme, Dutch catholic foreman/KVP-min Socialist Business
1896 - Constantine Rokossovski, Russian marshal/vice-premier of Poland
1896 - Leroy Robertson, composer
1898 - Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar)
1899 - Guy Wilkerson, TX, actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron)
1900 - Oda Schaefer, German author/poet (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only)
1900 - Wischnewski, writer
1901 - Juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer
1901 - Robin Irvine, London England, actor (Easy Virtue)
1905 - Anthony Powell, England, novelist (Infants of Spring)
1907 - Garmt Stuiveling, Dutch literary (Poet in Love)
1908 - Pat Weaver, Los Angeles California, TV Executive (started Today show)
1909 - George Ball, Iowa, lawyer/undersecretary of state
1909 - Seicho Matsumoto, Japanese mystery writer and journalist (d. 1992)
1911 - Josh Gibson, pro baseball player, "Negro Babe Ruth" (hit 800+ HRs)
1911 - Paul Burkhard, composer
1913 - Raich Carter, soccer star
1914 - Ivan Generalić, Austro-Hungarian-born Croatian painter (d. 1992)
1915 - Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (d. 2007)
1916 - Eve Perrick, journalist
1916 - John Boon, publisher
1917 - Alicia Alonso, Havana Cuba, ballerina (American Ballet Theatre)
1917 - Andre Eglevsky, choreographer (Limelight)
1917 - Sophie Masloff, American politician
1918 - Donald Regan, White House staffer/US Secretary of Treasury (1981-85)
1918 - Kurt Waldheim, Nazi/4th UN Sec-Gen (1972-81)/Austrian pres (1986-92)
1919 - Gert Fredriksson, Sweden, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
1920 - Bob Bindig, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
1920 - Jean Gascon, Canadian actor (d. 1988)
1921 - Alica Alonso, Havana, ballerina
1921 - James Tye, safety expert
1921 - Joan Dickson, cellist
1922 - Paul Winchell, NYC, ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney, Knucklehead Smith)
1923 - Intizar Hussain, Urdu writer and columnist of Pakistan
1924 - Joe Paterno, football coach (Penn State, SI Sportsman of 1986)
1924 - Johan W "Jo" van Marle, KNVB-chairman (1980-93)
1924 - Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, (d. 2013)
1926 - John Herbert McDowell, composer
1926 - Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, Aguilares Tx, actor (Rio Bravo)
1926 - Joe Paterno, American football coach
1927 - Michael Carreras, film director
1928 - Ed Nelson, New Orleans La, actor (Peyton Place, A Long Came a Spider)
1928 - Thomas Rajna, composer
1929 - Jack Philip Cannon, composer
1930 - Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, secretary of Council of Churches
1931 - Caroline Kaart, [Paterson Raitt], Dutch alto singer
1931 - David Baker, Indianapolis Indiana, composer (Reflections)
1932 - Ilja Zeljenka, composer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 16 of 16

Captain/Explorer James CookCaptain/Explorer James Cook (1762) 1762 - British Explorer Captain James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
1886 - Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low (26) weds William Mackay Low in Savannah, Georgia
1947 - Actress Estelle Getty (24) weds Arthur Gettleman
1958 - Actress Ingrid Bergman (43) weds producer Lars Schmidt
1959 - Shah of Persia marries Farah Diba
1977 - American Jewish playwright and screenwriter "Glengarry Glen Ross" David Mamet marries 1st wife actress Lindsay Crouse
1983 - Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan
1989 - Explorer Edmund Hillary (70) weds June Mulgrew
1991 - Actress Jane Fonda (55) weds CNN founder Ted Turner at the groom's home in north Florida
1996 - Famous singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York
Actor & Comedian Craig FergusonActor & Comedian Craig Ferguson (2008) 2008 - Talk show host Craig Ferguson (46) weds art dealer Megan Wallace Cunningham (26) in Chester, Vermont
2012 - CNN anchor Erin Burnett (36) weds finance executive David Rubulotta (42) in New York City Hall
2012 - "Rolling Stones" guitarist Ronnie Wood (65) weds theater producer Sally Humphreys (34) at Dorchester Hotel in London
2012 - "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion (51) weds fine-arts photographer Rubem Robierb (35) at the couple's apartment in Manhattan
2012 - "McFly" drummer Harry Judd (27) weds former Escala violinist Izzy Johnston (29) at St Nicholas Church in Harpenden, Herts
2013 - Actress and model Teresa Palmer (27) weds actor/director Mark Webber (33) in Mexico

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Author Ernest HemingwayAuthor Ernest Hemingway (1945) 1945 - American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn divorce after 5 years of marriage.
2010 - "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (51) divorces actress Georgina Sutcliffe (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 91 of 91

72 - Thomas the Apostle
918 - Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies
1295 - Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)
1308 - Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies at 64
1375 - Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies
1504 - Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442)
1549 - Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)
1579 - Vicente Masip, Spanish painter
1597 - Petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76
1674 - Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66
1734 - Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54
1736 - Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45
1755 - Caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47
1807 - John Newton, English cleric and hymnist (b. 1725)
1820 - Charles-Francois Dumonchau, composer, dies at 45
1824 - James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)
1859 - Nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66
1864 - William Henry Fry, composer, dies at 51
1873 - Francis Garnier, French explorer (b. 1839)
1889 - Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61
1889 - Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist (b. 1809)
1890 - Niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73
1900 - Roger Wolcott, American political figure, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847)
1906 - Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 58
1907 - Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (public baths), dies at 58
1914 - A O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies
1920 - Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death
1921 - P B S Pinchback, major Reconstruction politician, dies at 84
1927 - Jack Saunders, cricketer (79 wickets-14 Tests for Aust 1902-08), dies
1928 - Harry Butt, cricketer (England wicket-keeper v South Africa 1895-96), dies
1928 - Luigi Cadorna, Italian fieldmarshal (WW I, Caporetto), dies at 78
1933 - Knud J V Rasmussen, Danish Pole explorer (Thule), dies at 54
1935 - Kurt Tucholsky, Ger journalist/writer (Panter, Tiger & Co), dies at 45
US Secretary of State Frank KelloggUS Secretary of State Frank Kellogg (1937) 1937 - Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, dies at 80
1940 - F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44
1942 - Leendert Round, sculptor (Giraffen, Blijdorp), dies at 63
1945 - George S Patton, US General (Sicily/Normandy), dies of congestive heart failure at 60
1948 - Seishiro Itagaki, Japanese General/min of War, hanged
1955 - Dorothy Bernard, actress (Margaret-Life With Father), dies at 65
1956 - Lewis M Terman, psychologist (Genetic studies of genius), dies at 79
1957 - Eric Coates, composer, dies at 71
US General George S. PattonUS General George S. Patton (1945) 1958 - H[arry] B[yron] Warner, actor (10 Commandments, New Moon), dies at 83
1958 - Lion Feuchtwanger, philosopher/writer (Der falsche Nero), dies at 74
1959 - Rosanjin, Japanese calligrapher, restaurateur and ceramicist (b. 1883)
1963 - Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies
1964 - Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (b. 1880)
1965 - Claude Adonai Champagne, composer, dies at 74
1967 - Louis Washkansky, 18 days after 1st heart transplant, dies at 55
1967 - Stuart Erwin, actor (Trouble With Father), dies of heart attack at 64
1972 - Horace Mann Bond, president of Lincoln University (Pa), dies at 70
1974 - Richard Long, actor (Nanny & Professor), dies at 47
1974 - James Henry Govier, British artist (b. 1910)
1975 - William Lundigan, announcer (CBS Mystery Theater), dies at 61
1976 - Edward Bartlett, cricketer (WI Test batsman in 5 Tests 1928-31), dies
1979 - Bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies
1980 - Marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90
1981 - Allan Dwan, Canadian-born American director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
1983 - Rod Cameron, actor (Santa Fe Passage, Stampede), dies at 73
1983 - Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (b. 1919)
1987 - Robert Paige, actor (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong), dies
1987 - John Spence, founding No Doubt member (b. 1969)
1988 - Bob Steele, [Robert Bradbury], dies after short illness at 60
1988 - Nicholas Tinbergen, Dutch/British biologist, dies at 81
1989 - Jan Cikker, composer, dies at 78
1990 - Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aeronautical engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; b. 1910)
1992 - Albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71
1992 - Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian/US violist (Beethoven, Bach), dies at 87
1992 - Stella Adler, US actress (Love on Toast), dies at 90
1992 - Sybil Andrews, English/Canada painter, dies at 94
1993 - Philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100
1994 - Dean Rusk, US Sect of State, dies at 85
1994 - Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, dies at 37
1995 - Robert Francis Vere Heuston, professor of law, dies at 72
1995 - Trenchard Cox, museum director, dies at 90
1996 - Margaret E Rey, author of children's books, dies at 90
1996 - Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, patron of the arts, dies at 96
1997 - Bruce Woodcock, boxer, dies at 76
1997 - Juzo Itami, film director/actor (Lord Jim, Yuuguremade), dies at 64
1997 - Michael Lyne, air-marshal, dies at 78
1998 - Roger Avon, Durham actor (b. 1914)
1998 - Karl Denver, Scottish singer (b 1931)
1998 - Ernst Gunther Schenck, German doctor who joined the Sturmabteilung in 1933 {b. 1904)
2001 - Dick Schaap, American sports journalist (b. 1934)
2003 - Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Spanish playboy and businessman (b. 1924)
2004 - Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (b. 1925)
2005 - Elrod Hendricks, American baseball player and coach (b. 1940)
2006 - Scobie Breasley, Australian jockey (b. 1914)
2006 - Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (b. 1940)
2007 - Ken Hendricks, American businessman (b. 1941)
2010 - Enzo Bearzot, Italian football player and manager (b. 1927)
2013 - Eli Beeding, American Air Force Captain and rocket test pilot, dies at 85

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