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Holidays and observances

Events

  • 2007 – Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
  • 1992 – The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.
  • 1957 – The United States Air Force starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
  • 1954 – Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam.
  • 1947 – Famed animator Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
  • 1946 – A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • 1944 – World War II: The Japanese battleship Musashi are sunk by American aircraft in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • 1930 – A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Vargas is then installed as "provisional president".
  • 1917 – Bolshevik Red Guards began takeover of buildings in Russia, among the first events associated with the October Revolution.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The Battle of Kirk Kilisse concludes with the Bulgarian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in t a barrel.
  • 1861 – The first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States is completed.
  • 1857 – Sheffield F.C., the world's oldest association football club still in operation, is founded in Sheffield, England.
  • 1851 – William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel, and Ariel, orbiting Uranus.
  • 1360 – The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years' War.

Births

  • 1996 – Kyla Ross, American gymnast. Women's Gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the team competition.
  • 1990 – Elijah Greer, American male middle-distance runner. Greer was the 800 meters champion running for University of Oregon at the 2013 NCAA D1 Outdoor T&F Championships.
  • 1990 – Jake Knott, American football linebacker. He played college football at Iowa State.
  • 1990 – Peyton Siva, American expatriate basketball player in Germany. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons, who selected him with the 56th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.
  • 1989 – Eric Hosmer, American baseball player. Eric John Hosmer (born October 24, 1989) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • 1987 – Charlie White, American figure skater. Charles or Charlie White (or occasionally Whyte) may refer to:
  • 1983 – Adrienne Bailon, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress. Since 2013, Bailon has been a co-host of the daytime talk show The Real.
  • 1983 – Brian Vickers, American race car driver. He won the 2003 NASCAR Busch Series championship driving for Hendrick Motorsports.
  • 1983 – Chris Colabello, American baseball player. Christopher Adrian Colabello (born October 24, 1983) is an American professional baseball first baseman and outfielder for the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.
  • 1982 – Macay McBride, American baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves and the Detroit Tigers.
  • 1981 – Tila Tequila, Singaporean-American model, actress, and singer. Nguyễn Thị Thiên Thanh (born October 24, 1981), better known by her stage names Tila Tequila, Tila Nguyen, Miss Tila and Tornado Thien, is an American television and social media personality.
  • 1980 – Casey Wilson, American actress and screenwriter. Other notable work includes supporting roles in films such as Gone Girl, Julie & Julia, and The Meddler, recurring as Jane Rosen in the HBO series Mrs.
  • 1980 – Zac Posen, American fashion designer. Posen (/zæk ˈpoʊzən/; born October 24, 1980) is an American fashion designer.
  • 1974 – Corey Dillon, American football player. Corey James Dillon (born October 24, 1974) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons, primarily with the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • 1973 – Laura Veirs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Veirs has written a children's book and hosts a podcast about juggling parenting and performing.
  • 1973 – Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist. Levi Leipheimer (born October 24, 1973) is an American former professional road racing cyclist.
  • 1971 – Caprice Bourret, American model and actress. She lives in London where she runs her company, By Caprice.
  • 1971 – Diane Guthrie-Gresham, Athlete (track and field) at the 1991 Pan American Games. Diane Claire Guthrie-Gresham (born October 24, 1971 in Saint Elizabeth) is a retired female track and field athlete from Jamaica, who specialized in the Long Jump and Heptathlon during her career.
  • 1971 – Zephyr Teachout, American woman academic. Zephyr Rain Teachout (/ˈtiːtʃaʊt/, born October 24, 1971) is an American attorney, author, and Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University.
  • 1970 – Jeff Mangum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Jeff Mangum (/ˈmæn.ɡʌm/, born October 24, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work as the lyricist, vocalist and guitarist of the band Neutral Milk Hotel, as well as being one of the cofounders of The Elephant 6 Recording Company.
  • 1968 – Robert Wilonsky, American journalist and critic. Robert Elliott Wilonsky (born October 24, 1968) is an American journalist, and the former host of Higher Definition, an interview program on the cable television network HDNet.
  • 1964 – Janele Hyer-Spencer, American lawyer and politician. Donna Janele Hyer-Spencer (born October 24, 1964) is a Democrat who represented New York's 60th Assembly District, which covers parts of Staten Island and Brooklyn.
  • 1964 – Ray LeBlanc, American ice hockey player. He was never drafted in the National Hockey League.
  • 1962 – Dave Blaney, American race car driver. David Louis Blaney (born October 24, 1962) is a semi-retired American professional stock car racing driver.
  • 1962 – Jay Novacek, American football player and coach. Jay McKinley Novacek (born October 24, 1962) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League who played for the St.
  • 1961 – Bruce Castor, American lawyer and politician. Castor Jr. (born October 24, 1961) is an American lawyer and retired Republican politician from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
  • 1961 – Mary Bono, American gymnast and politician. Mary Bono (née Whitaker and formerly Mary Bono Mack, born October 24, 1961) is a former U.S.
  • 1960 – B. D. Wong, American actor. Butterfly, becoming the only actor in Broadway history to receive the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theatre World Award for the same role.
  • 1960 – Dennis Anderson, American monster truck driver. Anderson is from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, where he currently resides.
  • 1959 – Dave Meltzer, American journalist and historian. David Allen Meltzer (born October 24, 1959) is an American journalist and sports historian known for covering professional wrestling and mixed martial arts.
  • 1959 – Michelle Lujan Grisham, American lawyer and politician. On November 6, 2018, she became the first Democratic woman elected as governor of New Mexico, as well as the first Democratic Latina elected state chief executive in the history of the United States.
  • 1959 – Mike Brewer, American baseball player. Mike Brewer (born 28 August 1964) is an English car trader turned presenter of motoring television programmes.
  • 1959 – Shawn Moody, American businessman and politician. The 2018 Maine gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2018, to elect the next Governor of Maine.
  • 1958 – Chip Hooper, American tennis player and coach. Chip Hooper (born October 24, 1958) is a former tennis player from the United States, who won five doubles titles during his professional career.
  • 1958 – Vincent K. Brooks, American general. Vincent Keith Brooks (born October 24, 1958) is a retired United States Army general who last commanded United States Forces Korea, United Nations Command, and ROK-U.S.
  • 1957 – Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball player and manager. Ronald Clyde Gardenhire (born October 24, 1957) is an American professional baseball player, coach, and current manager for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • 1956 – Dale Maharidge, American journalist and author. Dale Maharidge (born 24 October 1956) is an American author, journalist and academic best known for his collaborations with photographer Michael Williamson.
  • 1956 – David Stergakos, American-Greek basketball player. David "Dave" Stergakos (Greek: Ντέιβιντ "Ντέιβ" Στεργάκος; born October 24, 1956) is a retired Greek American professional basketball player and basketball coach.
  • 1956 – Jeff Merkley, American businessman and politician. Jeffrey Alan Merkley (born October 24, 1956) is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Oregon since 2009.
  • 1955 – Cheryl Studer, American soprano and actress. She is particularly known for her interpretations of the works of Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner.
  • 1954 – Brad Sherman, American accountant, lawyer, and politician. Bradley James Sherman (born October 24, 1954) is an American politician serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives.
  • 1954 – Doug Davidson, American actor. He has portrayed Paul Williams on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless since May 1978, making him the series' longest-serving cast member.
  • 1954 – Mike Rounds, American businessman and politician, junior senator from South Dakota. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 31st Governor of South Dakota from 2003 to 2011, having previously served in the South Dakota Senate from 1991 to 2001.
  • 1953 – Steven Hatfill, American physician and virologist. Steven Jay Hatfill (born October 24, 1953) is an American physician, virologist and biological weapons expert.
  • 1952 – David Weber, American author. His first novel, which he worked on with Steve White, sold in 1989 to Baen books.
  • 1952 – Jane Fancher, American author and illustrator. Jane Suzanne Fancher (born 1952) is a science fiction and fantasy author and artist.
  • 1952 – Peter Smagorinsky, American theorist and educator. Peter Smagorinsky is an educator, researcher, and theorist currently working at the University of Georgia.
  • 1952 – Reggie Walton, American baseball player. Reggie Barnett Walton (born February 8, 1949) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
  • 1951 – George Tsontakis, American composer and conductor. George Tsontakis (born Astoria, Queens, New York City, October 24, 1951) is an American composer and conductor.
  • 1950 – Karen Austin, American actress. Her film appearances include Summer Rental (1985), Jagged Edge (1985), and The Ladies Club (1986).
  • 1950 – Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player. Rawlins Jackson "Rawly" Eastwick (born October 24, 1950), is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds, St.
  • 1949 – Chester Marcol, American football player. A placekicker for the Green Bay Packers from 1972 to 1980, he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1987.
  • 1949 – John Markoff, American journalist and author. John Gregory Markoff (born October 24, 1949 in Oakland, California) is a journalist best known for his work at The New York Times, and a book and series of articles about the 1990s pursuit and capture of hacker Kevin Mitnick.
  • 1948 – Kweisi Mfume, American lawyer and politician. Kweisi Mfume (born Frizzell Gerald Gray; October 24, 1948) is an American politician and the former President/CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as a five-term Democratic Congressman from Maryland's 7th congressional district, serving in the 100th through 104th Congress.
  • 1947 – Kevin Kline, American actor and singer. He has won an Oscar and three Tony Awards and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.
  • 1944 – Bettye Swann, American singer-songwriter. Betty Barton (born Betty Jean Champion, October 24, 1944), better known by the stage name Bettye Swann, is a retired American soul singer.
  • 1944 – Ted Templeman, American singer, guitarist, and producer. Ted Templeman (born Edward John Templeman, October 24, 1942, in Santa Cruz, California) is an American record producer.
  • 1943 – Bill Dundee, Scottish-American wrestler and manager. William "Bill" Cruickshanks (born 24 October 1943) is a Scottish born-Australian professional wrestler and author better known by his stage name Bill Dundee.
  • 1942 – Don Francis, American epidemiologist and virologist. Donald Pinkston "Don" Francis (born October 24, 1942) is an American epidemiologist who worked on the Ebola outbreak in Africa in the late 1970s, and HIV/AIDS researcher.
  • 1942 – Don Gant, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1987). Gant (October 24, 1942 – March 15, 1987) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
  • 1942 – Maggie Blye, American actress (d. 2016), was an American actress, also sometimes billed as Margaret Blye. She was best known for playing Michael Caine's girlfriend in The Italian Job (1969).
  • 1942 – Ruthann Aron, American politician. Ruthann Aron (née Greenzweig; born October 24, 1942), now known as Ruth Ann Green, is an American felon, former politician, and former real estate developer who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination in the 1994 United States Senate election in Maryland.
  • 1941 – William H. Dobelle, American medical researcher (d. 2004). Bill Dobelle (October 24, 1941 – October 5, 2004) was a biomedical researcher who developed experimental technologies that restored limited sight to blind patients, and also known for the impact he and his company had on the breathing pacemaker industry with the development of the only FDA approved device for phrenic nerve pacing.
  • 1939 – F. Murray Abraham, American actor. He became widely known during the 1980s after winning an Oscar for his leading role as Antonio Salieri in the drama film Amadeus (1984).
  • 1938 – Odean Pope, American saxophonist (Catalyst). Odean Pope (born October 24, 1938) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
  • 1938 – Stephen Resnick, American economist and academic (d. 2013), was an American heterodox economist. He was well known for his work (much of it written together with Richard D.
  • 1937 – John Goetz, American baseball player (d. 2008), was an American professional baseball player. Despite being left handed, He was a right-handed pitcher.
  • 1937 – M. Rosaria Piomelli, Italian-American architect and academic. She became the first woman to hold the position of dean at any architectural school in the United States when she was appointed dean of the CCNY School of Architecture in 1980.
  • 1937 – Santo Farina, American guitarist and songwriter. Santo & Johnny is an American rock and roll instrumental duo of Italian descent from Brooklyn, New York, composed of brothers Santo Farina (born October 24, 1937) and Johnny Farina (born April 30, 1941).
  • 1936 – Jimmy Dawkins, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013), was an American Chicago blues and electric blues guitarist and singer. He is generally considered to have been a practitioner of the "West Side sound" of Chicago blues.
  • 1935 – Malcolm Bilson, American pianist, musicologist, and educator. Whiton Professor of Music in Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • 1934 – John G. Cramer, American physicist and author. John Gleason Cramer, Jr. (born October 24, 1934) is a Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
  • 1934 – Sammy Petrillo, American actor (d. 2009), was an American nightclub and movie comedian best known as a Jerry Lewis imitator.
  • 1934 – Sanger D. Shafer, American singer-songwriter. He wrote numerous hits for stars such as George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, and George Strait.
  • 1933 – Norman Rush, American author and educator. Norman Rush (born October 24, 1933, San Francisco, California) is an American writer most of whose introspective novels and short stories are set in Botswana in the 1980s.
  • 1932 – Stephen Covey, American author and educator (d. 2012), was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
  • 1930 – Jack Angel, American voice actor. Angel has voiced characters in shows by Hasbro and Hanna-Barbera such as Super Friends, The Transformers and G.I.
  • 1930 – The Big Bopper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959). His best known compositions include "Chantilly Lace" and "White Lightning", the latter of which became George Jones' first number-one hit in 1959.
  • 1929 – George Crumb, American composer and educator. George Henry Crumb or George Henry Jr.
  • 1929 – Gustav Ranis, American economist and academic (d. 2013), was a leading development economist and the Frank Altschul Professor Emeritus of International Economics at Yale University.
  • 1929 – Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2014), was an American baseball player and author who played in Major League Baseball in 1954 and from 1956 through 1963. A right-handed pitcher, he appeared in 385 games, largely in relief, for the Chicago Cubs, St.
  • 1928 – George Bullard, American baseball player (d. 2002), was an American professional baseball player. The native of Lynn, Massachusetts, was a shortstop and outfielder during a nine-season (1950–1958) career.
  • 1926 – Y. A. Tittle, American football player, was a professional American football quarterback. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, and Baltimore Colts, after spending two seasons with the Colts in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC).
  • 1925 – Al Feldstein, American author and illustrator (d. 2014), was an American writer, editor, and artist, best known for his work at EC Comics and, from 1956 to 1985, as the editor of the satirical magazine Mad. After retiring from Mad, Feldstein concentrated on American paintings of Western wildlife.
  • 1925 – Ieng Sary, Vietnamese-Cambodian politician co-founded the Khmer Rouge (d. 2013), was a co-founder and senior member of the Khmer Rouge. He was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kampuchea led by Pol Pot and served in the 1975–79 government of Democratic Kampuchea as foreign minister and deputy prime minister.
  • 1925 – Willie Mabon, American-French singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1985), was an American R&B singer, songwriter and pianist, who had two number one hits on the Billboard R&B chart: "I Don't Know" in 1952 and "I'm Mad" in 1953.
  • 1923 – Denise Levertov, British-born American poet (d. 1997). She was a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry.
  • 1919 – Frank Piasecki, American engineer and pilot (d. 2008), was an American engineer and helicopter aviation pioneer. Piasecki pioneered tandem rotor helicopter designs and created the compound helicopter concept of vectored thrust using a ducted propeller.
  • 1917 – Marie Foster, American activist (d. 2003), was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. during the 1960s and a dental assistant. She was instrumental in helping to register many African-American voters in Selma, Alabama, and was one of the primary local organizers of the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965.
  • 1915 – Bob Kane, American author and illustrator (d. 1998), was an American comic book writer and artist who co-created, with Bill Finger, the DC Comics character Batman. He was inducted into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994 and into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1996.
  • 1915 – Roger Milliken, American businessman (d. 2010), was an American textile heir, industrialist, businessman, and political activist. He served as President and then CEO of his family's company, Milliken & Company, from 1947 until 2005.
  • 1914 – Charles Craig Cannon, American colonel (d. 1992), was a United States Army officer who served as Aide-de-camp to General Dwight D. Eisenhower following the conclusion of World War II.
  • 1912 – Murray Golden, American television director (d. 1991). Murray Golden (October 24, 1912 – August 5, 1991) was an American television director.
  • 1911 – Sonny Terry, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1986), was an American Piedmont blues and folk musician, who was known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops and hollers and occasionally imitations of trains and fox hunts.
  • 1910 – James K. Woolnough, American general (d. 1996), was a United States Army four-star general who served as Commanding General of the United States Continental Army Command at Fort Monroe, Virginia. In this capacity he was responsible for the command and control of all active and reserve forces in the Six Armies of the Continental United States from 1967 to 1970.
  • 1910 – Joe L. Evins, American lawyer and politician (d. 1984), was a Democratic U.S. Representative from Tennessee from 1947 to 1977.
  • 1910 – Stella Brooks, American singer (d. 2002), was an American jazz vocalist.
  • 1909 – Bill Carr, American runner (d. 1966), was an American athlete, a double Olympic champion in 1932.
  • 1904 – Moss Hart, American director and playwright (d. 1961), was an American playwright and theatre director.
  • 1903 – Melvin Purvis, American FBI agent (d. 1960), was an American law enforcement official and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent. Given the nickname "Little Mel" because of his short, 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) frame, Purvis became noted for leading the manhunts that captured bank robbers such as Baby Face Nelson, John Dillinger, and Pretty Boy Floyd, but his high public profile was resented by local law enforcement.
  • 1901 – Gilda Gray, Polish-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1959), was an American actress and dancer who popularized a dance called the "shimmy" which became fashionable in 1920s films and theater productions.
  • 1896 – Marjorie Joyner, American make-up artist and businesswoman (d. 1994), was born in 1896, in Monterey, Virginia. she was the granddaughter of a slave and a white slave-owner. She moved to Chicago in 1912, and shortly thereafter, she began studying cosmetology.
  • 1891 – Brenda Ueland, American journalist, author, and educator (d. 1985), was a journalist, editor, freelance writer, and teacher of writing. She is best known for her book If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit.
  • 1879 – B. A. Rolfe, American bandleader and producer (d. 1956), was an American musician known as "The Boy Trumpet Wonder" who went on to be a bandleader, recording artist, radio personality, and film producer.
  • 1857 – Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894), was a professional baseball infielder in Major League Baseball. He played for three teams: the Indianapolis Blues of the National League (NL) for one season, the Chicago White Stockings (NL) for 11 seasons, and the Chicago Pirates of the Players' League for one season.
  • 1855 – James S. Sherman, American lawyer and politician, 27th Vice President of the United States (d. 1912), was an American politician who was a United States representative from New York from 1887 to 1891 and 1893 to 1909, and the 27th vice president of the United States from 1909 until his death. He was a member of the interrelated Baldwin, Hoar, and Sherman families, prominent lawyers and politicians of New England and New York.
  • 1840 – Eliza Pollock, American archer (d. 1919), was an American archer who competed in the early twentieth century. She won two bronze medals in Archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics in Missouri in the double national and Columbia rounds and a gold medal with the US team.
  • 1838 – Annie Edson Taylor, American stuntwoman and educator (d. 1921), was an American schoolteacher who, on her 63rd birthday, October 24, 1901, became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Her motives were financial but she never made much money from her adventure.
  • 1788 – Sarah Josepha Hale, American author and poet (d. 1879), was an American writer and an influential editor. She was the author of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb".

Deaths

  • 2016 – Bobby Vee, American pop singer (b. 1943)
  • 2015 – Alvin Bronstein, American lawyer and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Maureen O'Hara, Irish-American actress and singer (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Alvin Wiederspahn, American lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
  • 2014 – Marcia Strassman, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
  • 2013 – Brooke Greenberg, American girl with a rare genetic disorder (b. 1993)
  • 2013 – Frank Perconte American soldier b. 1917)
  • 2013 – Lew Mayne, American football player and coach (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Bill Dees, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1957)
  • 2012 – Margaret Osborne duPont, American tennis player (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – Peggy Ahern, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2010 – Joseph Stein, American author and playwright (b. 1912)
  • 2010 – Lamont Johnson, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1922)
  • 2008 – Moshe Cotel, American pianist and composer (b. 1943)
  • 2006 – Enolia McMillan, American educator and activist (b. 1904)
  • 2005 – Joy Clements, American soprano and actress (b. 1932)
  • 2005 – Rosa Parks, American activist (b. 1913)
  • 2004 – James Aloysius Hickey, American cardinal (b. 1920)
  • 2004 – Randy Dorton, American engineer (b. 1954)
  • 2004 – Ricky Hendrick, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1980)
  • 2002 – Harry Hay, English-American activist, co-founded the Mattachine Society and Radical Faeries (b. 1912)
  • 2002 – Peggy Moran, American actress and singer (b. 1918)
  • 2002 – Winton M. Blount, American soldier and politician, 59th United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)
  • 2001 – Kathleen Ankers, American actress and set designer (b. 1919)
  • 1997 – Don Messick, American voice actor and singer (b. 1926)
  • 1994 – Raúl Juliá, Puerto Rican-American actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • 1992 – Laurie Colwin, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1944)
  • 1991 – Gene Roddenberry, American captain, screenwriter, and producer, created Star Trek (b. 1921)
  • 1985 – Richie Evans, American race car driver (b. 1941)
  • 1979 – Carlo Abarth, Italian automobile designer and founded of Abarth (b. 1908)
  • 1972 – Claire Windsor, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1972 – Jackie Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1919)
  • 1971 – Carl Ruggles, American composer (b. 1876)
  • 1970 – Richard Hofstadter, American historian and author (b. 1916)
  • 1960 – Yevgeny Ostashev, the test pilot of rocket, participant in the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite, Lenin prize winner, Candidate of Technical Sciences (b. 1924)
  • 1948 – Frederic L. Paxson, American historian and author (b. 1877)
  • 1935 – Dutch Schultz, American mob boss (b. 1902)
  • 1917 – James Carroll Beckwith, American painter and academic (b. 1852)
  • 1852 – Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (b. 1782)
  • 1824 – Israel Bissell, American patriot post rider during American Revolutionary War (b. 1752)
  • 1821 – Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)
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