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On this day — November 26

On this day — November 26


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Day of the year

November 26 is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 35 days remain until the end of the year.

Pre-1600[edit]

1601–1900[edit]

1901–present[edit]

  • 1914 – HMS Bulwark is destroyed by a large internal explosion with the loss of 741 men near Sheerness.
  • 1917 – The Manchester Guardian publishes the 1916 secret Sykes-Picot Agreement between the United Kingdom and France.
  • 1917 – The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
  • 1918 – The Montenegran Podgorica Assembly votes for a “union of the people”, declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
  • 1922 – Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
  • 1922 – The Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor. (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed.)
  • 1939 – Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates an incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
  • 1941 – World War II: The Hull note is given to the Japanese ambassador, demanding that Japan withdraw from China and French Indochina, in return for which the United States would lift economic sanctions. On the same day, Japan’s 1st Air Fleet departs Hitokappu Bay for Hawaii.
  • 1942 – World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
  • 1942 – Casablanca, the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premieres in New York City.
  • 1943 – World War II: HMT Rohna is sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
  • 1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s shop in London, United Kingdom, killing 168 people.
  • 1944 – World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 1949 – The Constituent Assembly of India adopts the constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
  • 1950 – Korean War: Troops from the People’s Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (Battle of the Ch’ongch’on River and Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
  • 1965 – France launches Astérix, becoming the third nation to put an object in orbit using its own booster.
  • 1968 – Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire. He is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • 1970 – In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 38 millimetres (1.5 in) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
  • 1977 – An unidentified hijacker named Vrillon, claiming to be the representative of the “Ashtar Galactic Command”, takes over Britain’s Southern Television for six minutes, starting at 5:12 pm.
  • 1983 – Brink’s-Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink’s-Mat vault at Heathrow Airport.
  • 1986 – Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
  • 1986 – The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of committing war crimes as a guard at the Nazi Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.[2]
  • 1991 – National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolishes the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities back to their original names.
  • 1998 – Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Oireachtas, the parliament of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1998 – The Khanna rail disaster takes 212 lives in Khanna, Ludhiana, India.
  • 1999 – The 7.5 MwAmbrym earthquake shakes Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows. Ten people were killed and forty were injured.
  • 2000 – George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida’s electoral votes by Katherine Harris, going on to win the United States presidential election, despite losing in the national popular vote.
  • 2003 – The Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.[3]
  • 2004 – Ruzhou School massacre: A man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
  • 2004 – The last Poʻouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii, before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.
  • 2008 – Mumbai attacks, a series of terrorist attacks killing approximately 166 citizens by 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan based extremist Islamist terrorist organisation.
  • 2008 – The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2, now out of service, docks in Dubai.
  • 2011 – NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani check post in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
  • 2011 – The Mars Science Laboratory launches to Mars with the Curiosity Rover.[4]
  • 2018 – The robotic probe Insight lands on Elysium Planitia, Mars.
  • 2019 – A magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes western Albania leaving at least 52 people dead and over 1000 injured. This was the deadliest earthquake of 2019, and the deadliest to strike the country in 99 years.[5]

Pre-1600[edit]

1601–1900[edit]

  • 1604 – Johannes Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1673)
  • 1607 – John Harvard, English minister and philanthropist (d. 1638)
  • 1609 – Henry Dunster, English-American clergyman and academic (d. 1659)
  • 1657 – William Derham, English minister and philosopher (d. 1735)
  • 1678 – Jean-Jacques d’Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist and astronomer (d. 1771)
  • 1703 – Theophilus Cibber, English actor and playwright (d. 1758)
  • 1727 – Artemas Ward, American general and politician (d. 1800)
  • 1731 – William Cowper, English poet and hymnwriter (d. 1800)
  • 1792 – Sarah Moore Grimké, American author and activist (d. 1873)
  • 1811 – Zeng Guofan, Chinese general and politician, Viceroy of Liangjiang (d. 1872)[6]
  • 1817 – Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Alsatian-French chemist (d. 1884)
  • 1827 – Ellen G. White, American religious leader and author, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1915)
  • 1828 – Robert Battey, American surgeon and academic (d. 1895)
  • 1828 – René Goblet, French journalist and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1905)
  • 1832 – Rudolph Koenig, German-French physicist and academic (d. 1901)
  • 1832 – Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and activist, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1919)
  • 1837 – Thomas Playford II, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of South Australia (d. 1915)
  • 1853 – Bat Masterson, American police officer and journalist (d. 1921)
  • 1857 – Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist and author (d. 1913)
  • 1858 – Katharine Drexel, American nun and saint (d. 1955)
  • 1864 – Edward Higgins, English 3rd General of the Salvation Army (d. 1947)
  • 1869 – Maud of Wales (d. 1938)
  • 1870 – Sir Hari Singh Gour, founder and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sagar (d. 1949)
  • 1873 – Fred Herd, Scottish golfer (d. 1954)
  • 1876 – Willis Carrier, American engineer, invented air conditioning (d. 1950)
  • 1878 – Major Taylor, American cyclist (d. 1932)
  • 1885 – Heinrich Brüning, German lieutenant, economist, and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1888 – Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1889 – Albert Dieudonné, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1976)
  • 1891 – Scott Bradley, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1977)
  • 1894 – James Charles McGuigan, Canadian cardinal (d. 1974)
  • 1894 – Norbert Wiener, American-Swedish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1964)
  • 1895 – Bill W., American activist, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
  • 1898 – Karl Ziegler, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1899 – Richard Hauptmann, German-American murderer (d. 1936)
  • 1900 – Anna Maurizio, Swiss biologist, known for her study of bees (d. 1993)

1901–present[edit]

  • 1901 – William Sterling Parsons, American admiral (d. 1953)
  • 1902 – Maurice McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald’s (d. 1971)
  • 1903 – Alice Herz-Sommer, Czech-English pianist and educator (d. 2014)
  • 1904 – Armand Frappier, Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
  • 1904 – K. D. Sethna, Indian poet, scholar, writer, philosopher, and cultural critic (d. 2011)
  • 1905 – Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1907 – Ruth Patrick, American botanist (d. 2013)
  • 1908 – Charles Forte, Baron Forte, Italian-Scottish businessman, founded Forte Group (d. 2007)
  • 1908 – Lefty Gomez, American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)
  • 1909 – Fritz Buchloh, German footballer and manager (d. 1998)
  • 1909 – Frances Dee, American actress and singer (d. 2004)
  • 1909 – Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright and critic (d. 1994)
  • 1910 – Cyril Cusack, South African-born Irish actor (d. 1993)
  • 1911 – Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess player and author (d. 1992)
  • 1912 – Eric Sevareid, American journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1915 – Inge King, German-born Australian sculptor (d. 2016)
  • 1915 – Earl Wild, American pianist and composer (d. 2010)
  • 1917 – Nesuhi Ertegun, Turkish-American record producer (d. 1989)
  • 1918 – Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer and politician, 31st President of Chile (d. 2016)
  • 1919 – Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish soldier and politician, 6th President of the Republic of Poland (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – Frederik Pohl, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1920 – Daniel Petrie, Canadian-American director and producer (d. 2004)
  • 1921 – Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Amul (d. 2012)
  • 1922 – Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (d. 2000)
  • 1923 – V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (d. 1992)
  • 1924 – George Segal, American painter and sculptor (d. 2000)
  • 1925 – Eugene Istomin, American pianist (d. 2003)
  • 1925 – Gregorio Conrado Álvarez, Uruguayan dictator (d. 2016)
  • 1926 – Rabi Ray, Indian activist and politician, 10th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2017)
  • 1927 – Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian television host (d. 2001)
  • 1928 – Nishida Tatsuo, Japanese linguist and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Betta St. John, American actress, singer and dancer
  • 1930 – Berthold Leibinger, German engineer and philanthropist, founded Berthold Leibinger Stiftung (d. 2018)
  • 1931 – Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentinian painter, sculptor, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1931 – Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Dutch cardinal
  • 1933 – Robert Goulet, American-Canadian singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1933 – Richard Holloway, Scottish bishop and radio host
  • 1933 – Stanley Long, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Jamshid Mashayekhi, Iranian actor (d. 2019)
  • 1933 – Tony Verna, American director and producer, invented instant replay (d. 2015)
  • 1934 – Cengiz Bektaş, Turkish architect, engineer, and journalist
  • 1934 – Jerry Jameson, American director and producer
  • 1935 – Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
  • 1936 – Margaret Boden, English computer scientist and psychologist
  • 1937 – Bob Babbitt, American bass player (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – John Moore, Baron Moore of Lower Marsh, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 2019)
  • 1937 – Boris Yegorov, Russian physician and astronaut (d. 1994)
  • 1938 – Porter Goss, American soldier and politician, 19th Director of the CIA
  • 1938 – Rodney Jory, Australian physicist and academic
  • 1938 – Rich Little, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and singer
  • 1939 – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian civil servant and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • 1939 – Wayland Flowers, American actor and puppeteer (d. 1988)
  • 1939 – John Gummer, English politician, Secretary of State for the Environment
  • 1939 – Grey Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie, Irish-Scottish politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • 1939 – Art Themen, English saxophonist and surgeon
  • 1939 – Tina Turner, American-Swiss singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1940 – Enrico Bombieri, Italian mathematician and academic
  • 1940 – Davey Graham, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1940 – Kotozakura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna (d. 2007)
  • 1940 – Quentin Skinner, English historian, author, and academic
  • 1941 – Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano
  • 1942 – Maki Carrousel, Japanese actor
  • 1942 – Olivia Cole, American actress (d. 2018)
  • 1942 – Đặng Thùy Trâm, Vietnamese physician and author (d. 1970)
  • 1943 – Paul Burnett, English radio host
  • 1943 – Bruce Paltrow, American director and producer (d. 2002)
  • 1943 – Marilynne Robinson, American novelist and essayist
  • 1943 – Dale Sommers, American radio host (d. 2012)
  • 1944 – Jean Terrell, American singer
  • 1944 – Joyce Quin, Baroness Quin, English academic and politician, Minister of State for Europe
  • 1945 – Daniel Davis, American actor
  • 1945 – John McVie, English-American bass player
  • 1945 – Jim Mullen, Scottish guitarist
  • 1945 – Michael Omartian, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1945 – Björn von Sydow, Swedish academic and politician, 27th Swedish Minister for Defence
  • 1946 – Raymond Louis Kennedy, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1946 – Art Shell, American football player and coach
  • 1946 – Itamar Singer, Romanian-Israeli historian and author (d. 2012)
  • 1947 – Roger Wehrli, American football player
  • 1948 – Elizabeth Blackburn, Australian-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1948 – Claes Elfsberg, Swedish journalist
  • 1948 – Marianne Muellerleile, American actress
  • 1948 – Galina Prozumenshchikova, Ukrainian-Russian swimmer and journalist (d. 2015)
  • 1948 – Peter Wheeler, English rugby player
  • 1949 – Mari Alkatiri, East Timorese geographer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of East Timor
  • 1949 – Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Martin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Vincent A. Mahler, American political scientist and academic
  • 1949 – Ivan Patzaichin, Romanian canoe world and oliympic champion (d. 2021)
  • 1951 – Ilona Staller, Hungarian-Italian porn actress, singer, and politician
  • 1951 – Sulejman Tihić, Bosnian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1952 – Elsa Salazar Cade, Mexican-American science teacher and entomologist
  • 1952 – Julien Temple, English director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1952 – Wendy Turnbull, Australian tennis player
  • 1953 – Hilary Benn, English politician, Secretary of State for International Development
  • 1953 – Shelley Moore Capito, American politician
  • 1953 – Harry Carson, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1953 – Jacki MacDonald, Australian television host and actress
  • 1953 – Desiré Wilson, South African race car driver
  • 1954 – Roz Chast, American cartoonist
  • 1954 – Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan rebel leader, founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (d. 2009)
  • 1955 – Jelko Kacin, Slovenian politician and a former Member of the European Parliament
  • 1955 – Gisela Stuart, German-English academic and politician
  • 1956 – Dale Jarrett, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1956 – Don Lake, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Keith Vaz, Indian-English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Europe
  • 1957 – Félix González-Torres, Cuban-American sculptor (d. 1996)
  • 1958 – Michael Skinner, English rugby player
  • 1959 – Dai Davies Welsh politician and independent Member of Parliament (MP)[7]
  • 1959 – Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, American author and academic
  • 1959 – Jerry Schemmel, American sportscaster
  • 1960 – Chuck Eddy, American journalist
  • 1960 – Harold Reynolds, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1961 – Karan Bilimoria, Baron Bilimoria, Indian-English businessman, co-founded Cobra Beer
  • 1961 – Tom Carroll, Australian surfer
  • 1961 – Ivory, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1962 – Fernando Bandeirinha, Portuguese footballer and manager
  • 1962 – Chuck Finley, American baseball player
  • 1963 – Mario Elie, American basketball player and coach
  • 1963 – Matt Frei, German-English journalist and author
  • 1963 – Joe Lydon, English rugby player and coach
  • 1964 – Vreni Schneider, Swiss skier
  • 1965 – Scott Adsit, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Des Walker, English footballer
  • 1966 – Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian-American actress and singer
  • 1966 – Fahed Dermech, Tunisian footballer
  • 1967 – Ridley Jacobs, Antiguan cricketer
  • 1968 – Edna Campbell, American basketball player, sportscaster, and nurse
  • 1968 – Haluk Levent, Turkish singer
  • 1969 – Shawn Kemp, American basketball player
  • 1969 – Kara Walker, American painter and illustrator[8]
  • 1970 – John Amaechi, American-English basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Dave Hughes, Australian comedian and radio host
  • 1971 – Vicki Pettersson, American author
  • 1971 – Winky Wright, American boxer and actor
  • 1972 – Chris Osgood, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1972 – Arjun Rampal, Indian actor and producer
  • 1973 – Peter Facinelli, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1974 – Line Horntveth, Norwegian tuba player, composer, and producer
  • 1974 – Roman Šebrle, Czech decathlete and high jumper
  • 1975 – DJ Khaled, American rapper and producer
  • 1975 – Patrice Lauzon, Canadian figure skater
  • 1976 – Andreas Augustsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1976 – Maven Huffman, American wrestler
  • 1976 – Brian Schneider, American baseball player and manager
  • 1977 – Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist
  • 1977 – Paris Lenon, American football player
  • 1977 – Campbell Walsh, Scottish canoe racer
  • 1978 – Jun Fukuyama, Japanese voice actor and singer
  • 1980 – Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer
  • 1980 – Jackie Trail, American tennis player
  • 1981 – Stephan Andersen, Danish footballer
  • 1981 – Natasha Bedingfield, English singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1981 – Natalie Gauci, Australian singer and pianist
  • 1981 – Gina Kingsbury, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Jon Ryan, Canadian football player
  • 1982 – Keith Ballard, American ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Chris Hughes, American publisher and businessman, co-founded Facebook
  • 1983 – Emiri Katō, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1984 – Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1985 – Matt Carpenter, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter
  • 1986 – Bauke Mollema, Dutch cyclist
  • 1986 – Alberto Sgarbi, Italian rugby player
  • 1987 – Kat DeLuna, American singer, songwriter and dancer[9][10]
  • 1987 – Georgios Tzavellas, Greek footballer
  • 1988 – Blake Harnage, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1988 – Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese model and actress
  • 1989 – Junior Stanislas, English footballer
  • 1989 – Angeline Quinto, Filipina singer and actress
  • 1990 – Avery Bradley, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Chip, English rapper
  • 1990 – Rita Ora, Kosovan-English singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1990 – Danny Welbeck, English footballer
  • 1991 – Manolo Gabbiadini, Italian footballer
  • 1995 – James Guy, English swimmer[11]
  • 1997 – Aaron Wan-Bissaka, English footballer[12]
  • 1999 – Olivia O’Brien, American singer-songwriter[13]

Pre-1600[edit]

1601–1900[edit]

  • 1621 – Ralph Agas, English surveyor and cartographer (b. 1540)
  • 1639 – John Spottiswoode, Scottish archbishop and theologian (b. 1565)
  • 1651 – Henry Ireton, English-Irish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1611)
  • 1661 – Luis Méndez de Haro, Spanish general and politician (b. 1598)
  • 1688 – Philippe Quinault, French playwright and composer (b. 1635)
  • 1689 – Marquard Gude, German archaeologist and scholar (b. 1635)
  • 1717 – Daniel Purcell, English organist and composer (b. 1664)
  • 1719 – John Hudson, English librarian and scholar (b. 1662)
  • 1780 – James Steuart, Scottish economist and educator (b. 1712)
  • 1829 – Thomas Buck Reed, American lawyer and politician (b. 1787)
  • 1836 – John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer (b. 1756)
  • 1851 – Jean-de-Dieu Soult, French general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of France (b. 1769)
  • 1855 – Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1798)
  • 1857 – Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet and author (b. 1788)
  • 1860 – Benjamin Greene, English brewer, founded Greene King (b. 1780)
  • 1872 – Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (b. 1788)
  • 1882 – Otto Theodor von Manteuffel, Prussian lawyer and politician, Minister President of Prussia (b. 1805)
  • 1883 – Sojourner Truth, American activist (b. 1797)
  • 1885 – Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (b. 1813)
  • 1892 – Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal and academic (b. 1825)
  • 1895 – George Edward Dobson, Irish zoologist, photographer, and surgeon (b. 1848)
  • 1896 – Coventry Patmore, English poet and critic (b. 1823)

1901–present[edit]

  • 1912 – Joachim III of Constantinople (b. 1834)
  • 1917 – Elsie Inglis, Scottish surgeon and suffragette (b. 1864)[14]
  • 1919 – Felipe Ángeles, Mexican general (b. 1868)
  • 1926 – John Browning, American weapons designer, founded the Browning Arms Company (b. 1855)
  • 1928 – Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (b. 1863)
  • 1929 – John Cockburn, Scottish-Australian politician, 18th Premier of South Australia (b. 1850)
  • 1934 – Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and politician (b. 1866)
  • 1936 – Şükrü Naili Gökberk, Turkish general (b. 1876)
  • 1937 – Silvestras Žukauskas, Lithuanian general (b. 1860)
  • 1941 – Ernest Lapointe, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1876)
  • 1943 – Edward O’Hare, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1914)
  • 1943 – Helen Maud Merrill, American litterateur and poet (b. 1865)
  • 1950 – Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German writer (b. 1867)
  • 1952 – Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer and explorer (b. 1865)
  • 1954 – Bill Doak, American baseball player and coach (b. 1891)
  • 1956 – Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist, trumpet player, and composer (b. 1905)
  • 1959 – Albert Ketèlbey, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1875)
  • 1962 – Albert Sarraut, French lawyer and politician, 106th Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)
  • 1963 – Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian soprano (b. 1882)
  • 1971 – Giacomo Alberione, Italian priest and publisher (b. 1884)
  • 1973 – John Rostill, English bass player and songwriter (b. 1942)
  • 1974 – Cyril Connolly, English author and critic (b. 1903)
  • 1977 – Yoshibayama Junnosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 43rd Yokozuna (b. 1920)
  • 1978 – Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (b. 1888)
  • 1978 – Frank Rosolino, American trombonist (b. 1926)
  • 1981 – Pete DePaolo, American race car driver (b. 1898)
  • 1981 – Max Euwe, Dutch chess player, mathematician, and author (b. 1901)
  • 1982 – Juhan Aavik, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1884)
  • 1985 – Vivien Thomas, American surgeon and academic (b. 1910)
  • 1986 – Betico Croes, Aruban activist and politician (b. 1938)
  • 1987 – Thomas George Lanphier, Jr., American colonel and pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1987 – J. P. Guilford, American psychologist and academic (b. 1897)
  • 1987 – Peter Hujar, American photographer (b. 1934)
  • 1989 – Ahmed Abdallah, Comorian politician, President of Comoros (b. 1919)
  • 1991 – Ed Heinemann, American engineer (b. 1908)
  • 1991 – Bob Johnson, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
  • 1993 – César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1914)
  • 1994 – David Bache, English car designer (b. 1925)
  • 1994 – Arturo Rivera y Damas, Salvadoran archbishop (b. 1923)
  • 1996 – Michael Bentine, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1996 – Paul Rand, American art director and graphic designer (b. 1914)
  • 1997 – Marguerite Henry, American author (b. 1902)
  • 1998 – Jonathan Kwitny, American journalist and author (b. 1941)
  • 2001 – Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish author, poet, and painter (b. 1943)
  • 2002 – Polo Montañez, Cuban singer-songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2002 – Verne Winchell, American businessman, founded Winchell’s Donuts (b. 1915)
  • 2003 – Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1977)
  • 2003 – Stefan Wul, French surgeon and author (b. 1922)
  • 2004 – Philippe de Broca, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2004 – C. Walter Hodges, English author and illustrator (b. 1909)
  • 2005 – Takanori Arisawa, Japanese composer and conductor (b. 1951)
  • 2005 – Stan Berenstain, American author and illustrator, co-created the Berenstain Bears (b. 1923)
  • 2005 – Mark Craney, American drummer (b. 1952)
  • 2006 – Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos, Portuguese painter and poet (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – Dave Cockrum, American author and illustrator (b. 1943)
  • 2006 – Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (b. 1975)
  • 2006 – Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host and producer (b. 1933)
  • 2007 – Silvestre S. Herrera, Mexican-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1917)
  • 2007 – Mel Tolkin, Russian-Canadian screenwriter and producer (b. 1913)
  • 2007 – Herb McKenley, Jamaican sprinter (b. 1922)
  • 2010 – Leroy Drumm, American songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2011 – Manon Cleary, American painter and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2012 – Celso Advento Castillo, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2012 – Peter Marsh, Australian table tennis player (b. 1948)
  • 2012 – Joseph Murray, American surgeon and soldier, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – M. C. Nambudiripad, Indian author and translator (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Arik Einstein, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1939)
  • 2013 – Jane Kean, American actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Saul Leiter, American photographer and painter (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Tony Musante, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2014 – Mary Hinkson, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1925)[15]
  • 2014 – Gilles Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist and author (b. 1932)
  • 2015 – Amir Aczel, Israeli-American mathematician, historian, and academic (b. 1950)
  • 2015 – Guy Lewis, American basketball player and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2016 – Fritz Weaver, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2018 – Stephen Hillenburg, American animator, voice actor, and marine science educator (b. 1961)

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