Birthday of Edgar Allan Poe (commemorated by the Poe Toaster at his grave in Baltimore)
Confederate Heroes Day (Texas), and its related observance:Robert E. Lee Day (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi)
Feast of Sultán (Sovereignty), first day of the 17th month of the Bahá'í calendar (Bahá'í Faith) (only if Nowruz falls on March 21, otherwise the dates shifts)
Husband's Day (Iceland)
Kokborok Day (Tripura, India)
Theophany / Epiphany (Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy), and its related observances:Timkat, or 20 during Leap Year (Ethiopian Orthodox)
Theophany / Epiphany (Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy), and its related observances:Vodici or Baptism of Jesus (North Macedonia)
379 - Emperor Gratian elevates Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to Augustus, and gives him authority over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.
649 - Conquest of Kucha: The forces of Kucha surrender after a forty-day siege led by Tang dynasty general Ashina She'er, establishing Tang control over the northern Tarim Basin in Xinjiang.
1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England, completing his reconquest of Normandy.
1511 - The Italian city-fortress of Mirandola surrenders to the French.
1520 - Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
1607 - San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is the oldest church still standing in the Philippines.
1764 - John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
1764 - Bolle Willum Luxdorph records in his diary that a mail bomb, possibly the world's first, has severely injured the Danish Colonel Poulsen, residing at Børglum Abbey.
1788 - The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrive at Botany Bay.
1795 - The Batavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands, bringing to an end the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
1806 - Britain occupies the Dutch Cape Colony after the Battle of Blaauwberg.
1817 - An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
1829 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy receives its premiere performance.
1839 - The British East India Company captures Aden.
1853 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il trovatore receives its premiere performance in Rome.
1861 - American Civil War: Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in declaring secession from the United States.
1862 - American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs: The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
1871 - Franco-Prussian War: In the Siege of Paris, Prussia wins the Battle of St. Quentin. Meanwhile, the French attempt to break the siege in the Battle of Buzenval will end unsuccessfully the following day.
1883 - The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1899 - Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
1915 - Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
1915 - German strategic bombing during World War I: German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in the United Kingdom killing at least 20 people, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.
1917 - Silvertown explosion: A blast at a munitions factory in London kills 73 and injures over 400. The resulting fire causes over £2,000,000 worth of damage.
1920 - The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
1920 - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is founded.
1937 - Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
1940 - You Nazty Spy!, the first Hollywood film of any kind to satirize Adolf Hitler and the Nazis premieres, starring The Three Stooges, with Moe Howard as the character "Moe Hailstone" satirizing Hitler.
1941 - World War II: HMS Greyhound and other escorts of convoy AS-12 sink Italian submarine Neghelli with all hands 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Falkonera.
1942 - World War II: The Japanese conquest of Burma begins.
1945 - World War II: Soviet forces liberate the Łódź Ghetto. Of more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.
1946 - General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.
1953 - Almost 72% of all television sets in the United States are tuned into I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
1960 - Japan and the United States sign the US–Japan Mutual Security Treaty
1969 - Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire three days earlier in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest about the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turns into another major protest.
1974 - China gains control over all the Paracel Islands after a military engagement between the naval forces of China and South Vietnam
1977 - President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose").
1978 - The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003.
1981 - Iran hostage crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
1983 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
1983 - The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
1986 - The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter unauthorized copying of the software they had written.
1991 - Gulf War: Iraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries.
1993 - Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations.
1995 - After being struck by lightning the crew of Bristow Flight 56C are forced to ditch. All 18 aboard are later rescued.
1996 - The barge North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
1997 - Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
1999 - British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999.
2007 - Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his newspaper's Istanbul office by 17-year-old Turkish ultra-nationalist Ogün Samast.
2007 - Four-man Team N2i, using only skis and kites, completes a 1,093-mile (1,759 km) trek to reach the Antarctic pole of inaccessibility for the first time since 1965 and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance.
2012 - The Hong Kong-based file-sharing website Megaupload is shut down by the FBI.
2014 - A bomb attack on an army convoy in the city of Bannu kills at least 26 Pakistani soldiers and injures 38 others.
399 - Pulcheria, Byzantine empress and saint (d. 453)
1200 - Dōgen Zenji, founder of Sōtō Zen (d. 1253)
1544 - Francis II of France (d. 1560)
1617 - Lucas Faydherbe, Flemish sculptor and architect (d. 1697)
1628 - Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby, English noble (d. 1672)
1676 - John Weldon, English organist and composer (d. 1736)
1721 - Jean-Philippe Baratier, German scholar and author (d. 1740)
1736 - James Watt, Scottish-English chemist and engineer (d. 1819)
1737 - Giuseppe Millico, Italian soprano, composer, and educator (d. 1802)
1739 - Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect, designed Longford Hall and Barrells Hall (d. 1808)
1752 - James Morris III, American captain (d. 1820)
1757 - Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (d. 1831)
1788 - Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
1790 - Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet and academic (d. 1855)
1798 - Auguste Comte, French economist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1857)
1807 - Robert E. Lee, American general and academic (d. 1870)
1808 - Lysander Spooner, American philosopher and author (d. 1887)
1809 - Edgar Allan Poe, American short story writer, poet, and critic (d. 1849)
1810 - Talhaiarn, Welsh poet and architect (d.1869)
1813 - Henry Bessemer, English engineer and businessman (d. 1898)
1832 - Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1875)
1833 - Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (d. 1872)
1839 - Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)
1848 - Arturo Graf, Italian poet, of German ancestry (d. 1913).
1848 - John Fitzwilliam Stairs, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1904)
1848 - Matthew Webb, English swimmer and diver (d. 1883)
1851 - Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer and academic (d. 1922)
1852 - Thomas Price, Welsh-Australian politician, 24th Premier of South Australia (d. 1909)
1863 - Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (d. 1941)
1866 - Harry Davenport, American stage and film actor (d. 1949)
1871 - Dame Gruev, Bulgarian educator and activist, co-founded the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (d. 1906)
1874 - Hitachiyama Taniemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Yokozuna (d. 1922)
1876 - Wakashima Gonshirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 21st Yokozuna (d. 1943)
1876 - Dragotin Kette, Slovenian poet and author (d. 1899)
1878 - Herbert Chapman, English footballer and manager (d. 1934)
1879 - Boris Savinkov, Russian soldier and author (d. 1925)
1882 - John Cain Sr., Australian politician, 34th Premier of Victoria (d. 1957)
1883 - Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (d. 1956)
1887 - Alexander Woollcott, American actor, playwright, and critic (d. 1943)
1889 - Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1943)
1892 - Ólafur Thors, Icelandic lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1964)
1893 - Magda Tagliaferro, Brazilian pianist and educator (d. 1986)
1903 - Boris Blacher, German composer and playwright (d. 1975)
1905 - Stanley Hawes, English-Australian director and producer (d. 1991)
1907 - Briggs Cunningham, American race car driver, sailor, and businessman (d. 2003)
1908 - Ish Kabibble, American comedian and cornet player (d. 1994)
1908 - Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1971)
1911 - Choor Singh, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and judge (d. 2009)
1912 - Leonid Kantorovich, Russian mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1913 - Rex Ingamells, Australian author and poet (d. 1955)
1913 - Rudolf Wanderone, American professional pocket billiards player (d. 1996)
1918 - John H. Johnson, American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (d. 2005)
1920 - Bernard Dunstan, English painter and educator (d. 2017)
1920 - Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian politician and diplomat, 135th Prime Minister of Peru
1921 - Patricia Highsmith, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1995)
1922 - Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer and journalist (d. 2015)
1922 - Miguel Muñoz, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1990)
1923 - Jean Stapleton, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
1924 - Nicholas Colasanto, American actor and director (d. 1985)
1924 - Jean-François Revel, French philosopher (d. 2006)
1925 - Nina Bawden, English author (d. 2012)
1926 - Hans Massaquoi, German-American journalist and author (d. 2013)
1926 - Fritz Weaver, American actor (d. 2016)
1930 - Tippi Hedren, American model, actress, and animal rights-welfare activist
1930 - John Waite, South African cricketer (d. 2011)
1931 - Robert MacNeil, Canadian-American journalist and author
1932 - Russ Hamilton, English singer-songwriter (d. 2008)
1932 - Richard Lester, American-English director, producer, and screenwriter
1932 - Harry Lonsdale, American chemist, businessman, and politician (d. 2014)
1933 - George Coyne, American priest, astronomer, and theologian
1935 - Johnny O'Keefe, Australian singer-songwriter (d. 1978)
1936 - Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi general and politician, 7th President of Bangladesh (d. 1981)
1936 - Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, American singer, harmonica player, and drummer (d. 2011)
1936 - Fred J. Lincoln, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1937 - John Lions, Australian computer scientist and academic (d. 1998)
1939 - Phil Everly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Everly Brothers) (d. 2014)
1940 - Paolo Borsellino, Italian lawyer and judge (d. 1992)
1940 - Mike Reid, English comedian, actor, and author (d. 2007)
1941 - Colin Gunton, English theologian and academic (d. 2003)
1941 - Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler, trainer, and referee
1942 - Michael Crawford, English actor and singer
1942 - Paul-Eerik Rummo, Estonian poet and politician
1943 - Larry Clark, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1943 - Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter (d. 1970)
1943 - Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
1944 - Shelley Fabares, American actress and singer
1944 - Thom Mayne, American architect and academic, designed the San Francisco Federal Building and Phare Tower
1944 - Dan Reeves, American football player and coach
1945 - Trevor Williams, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1946 - Julian Barnes, English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic
1946 - Dolly Parton, American singer-songwriter and actress
1947 - Frank Aarebrot, Norwegian political scientist and academic (d. 2017)
1947 - Paula Deen, American chef and author
1947 - Rod Evans, English singer-songwriter
1948 - Nancy Lynch, American computer scientist and academic
1948 - Frank McKenna, Canadian politician and diplomat, 27th Premier of New Brunswick
1948 - Mal Reilly, English rugby league player and coach
1949 - Arend Langenberg, Dutch voice actor and radio host (d. 2012)
1949 - Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
1950 - Sébastien Dhavernas, Canadian actor
1951 - Martha Davis, American singer of The Motels
1952 - Dewey Bunnell, British-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952 - Nadiuska, German television actress
1952 - Bruce Jay Nelson, American computer scientist (d. 1999)
1953 - Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor and singer
1953 - Richard Legendre, Canadian tennis player and politician
1953 - Wayne Schimmelbusch, Australian footballer and coach
1954 - Katey Sagal, American actress and singer
1954 - Cindy Sherman, American photographer and director
1954 - Esther Shkalim, Israeli poet and Mizrahi feminist
1955 - Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-American comedian and actor
1956 - Carman, American singer-songwriter, actor, and television host
1956 - Susan Solomon, American atmospheric chemist
1957 - Ottis Anderson, American football player and sportscaster
1957 - Roger Ashton-Griffiths, English actor, screenwriter and film director
1957 - Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican public servant and politician, 22nd Secretary of State of Puerto Rico
1958 - Thomas Kinkade, American painter (d. 2012)
1959 - Danese Cooper, American computer scientist and programmer
1959 - Jeff Pilson, American bass player, songwriter, and actor
1961 - William Ragsdale, American actor
1961 - Wayne Hemingway, English fashion designer, co-founded Red or Dead
1962 - Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist
1962 - Chris Sabo, American baseball player and coach
1962 - Jeff Van Gundy, American basketball player and coach
1963 - Michael Adams, American basketball player and coach
1963 - Martin Bashir, English journalist
1963 - John Bercow, English politician, Speaker of the House of Commons
1964 - Janine Antoni, Bahamian sculptor and photographer
1964 - Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer-songwriter and basketball player
1966 - Floris Jan Bovelander, Dutch field hockey player
1966 - Yukiko Duke, Swedish journalist and translator
1966 - Sylvain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player
1966 - Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player and coach
1966 - Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer-songwriter
1968 - David Bartlett, Australian politician, 43rd Premier of Tasmania
1968 - Whitfield Crane, American singer-songwriter
1969 - Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American novelist and short story writer
1969 - Luc Longley, Australian basketball player and coach
1969 - Predrag Mijatović, Montenegrin footballer and manager
1969 - Junior Seau, American football player (d. 2012)
1969 - Casey Sherman, American journalist and author
1969 - Steve Staunton, Irish footballer and manager
1970 - Steffen Freund, German footballer and manager
1970 - Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete
1970 - Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian and singer
1971 - Phil Nevin, American baseball player
1971 - Shawn Wayans, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1971 - John Wozniak, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972 - Jon Fisher, American businessman and author
1972 - Ron Killings, American wrestler and rapper
1972 - Troy Wilson, Australian footballer and race car driver
1972 - Sergei Zjukin, Estonian chess player and coach
1972 - Yoon Hae-young, South Korean actress
1972 - Tyrone Wheatley, American football player and college football coach
1973 - Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist
1973 - Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer and coach
1974 - Dainius Adomaitis, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
1974 - Frank Caliendo, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1974 - Ian Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1974 - Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer and manager
1975 - Natalie Cook, Australian volleyball player
1975 - Zdeňka Málková, Czech tennis player
1976 - Natale Gonnella, Italian footballer
1976 - Tarso Marques, Brazilian race car driver
1977 - Benjamin Ayres, Canadian actor, director, and photographer
1979 - Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast and sportscaster
1979 - Josu Sarriegi, Spanish footballer
1979 - Wiley, English rapper and producer
1980 - Jenson Button, English race car driver
1980 - Pasha Kovalev, Russian-American dancer and choreographer
1980 - Luke Macfarlane, Canadian-American actor and singer
1980 - Arvydas Macijauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
1980 - Michael Vandort, Sri Lankan cricketer
1981 - Paolo Bugia, Filipino basketball player
1981 - Asier del Horno, Spanish footballer
1981 - Lucho González, Argentinian footballer
1982 - Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player
1982 - Jodie Sweetin, American actress and singer
1982 - Shane Tronc, Australian rugby league player
1982 - Kim Yoo-suk, South Korean pole vaulter
1982 - Robin tom Rink, German singer-songwriter
1983 - Hikaru Utada, American-Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
1984 - Fabio Catacchini, Italian footballer
1984 - Karun Chandhok, Indian race car driver
1984 - Jimmy Kébé, Malian footballer
1984 - Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player
1985 - Jake Allen, American football player
1985 - Pascal Behrenbruch, German decathlete
1985 - Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player
1985 - Esteban Guerrieri, Argentinian race car driver
1985 - Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer and actress
1985 - Elliott Ward, English footballer
1985 - Aleksandr Yevgenyevich Nikulin, Russian footballer
1986 - Claudio Marchisio, Italian footballer
1986 - Oleksandr Miroshnychenko, Ukrainian footballer
1986 - Moussa Sow, Senegalese footballer
1987 - Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer
1988 - JaVale McGee, American basketball player
1988 - Tyler Breeze, Canadian wrestler
1990 - Tatiana Búa, Argentine tennis player
1991 - Petra Martić, Croatian tennis player
1992 - Shawn Johnson, American gymnast
1992 - Logan Lerman, American actor
1992 - Mac Miller, American rapper
1993 - Erick Torres Padilla, Mexican footballer
1994 - Matthias Ginter, German footballer
520 - John of Cappadocia, patriarch of Constantinople
639 - Dagobert I, Frankish king (b. 603)
914 - García I, king of León
1003 - Kilian of Cologne, Irish abbot
1302 - Al-Hakim I, caliph of Cairo
1401 - Robert Bealknap, British justice
1526 - Isabella of Austria, Danish queen (b. 1501)
1547 - Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, English poet (b. 1516)
1565 - Diego Laynez, Spanish Jesuit theologian (b. 1512)
1571 - Paris Bordone, Venetian painter (b. 1495)
1576 - Hans Sachs, German poet and playwright (b. 1494)
1636 - Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Flemish painter (b.1561)
1661 - Thomas Venner, English rebel leader (b. 1599)
1729 - William Congreve, English playwright and poet (b. 1670)
1755 - Jean-Pierre Christin, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1683)
1757 - Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish scholar and academic (b. 1674)
1766 - Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian-French architect and painter (b. 1695)
1785 - Jonathan Toup, English scholar and critic (b. 1713)
1833 - Ferdinand Hérold, French pianist and composer (b. 1791)
1847 - Charles Bent, American soldier and politician, 1st Governor of New Mexico (b. 1799)
1847 - Athanasios Christopoulos, Greek poet (b. 1772)
1851 - Esteban Echeverría, Argentinian poet and author (b. 1805)
1853 - Karl Faber, German historian and academic (b. 1773)
1865 - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and politician (b. 1809)
1869 - Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (b. 1788)
1874 - August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet and scholar (b. 1798)
1878 - Henri Victor Regnault, French physicist and chemist (b. 1810)
1905 - Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1817)
1906 - Bartolomé Mitre, Argentinian historian and politician, 6th President of Argentina (b. 1821)
1908 - Roberto Bompiani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1821)
1929 - Liang Qichao, Chinese journalist, philosopher, and scholar (b. 1873)
1930 - Frank P. Ramsey, British mathematician, philosopher and economist (b. 1903)
1938 - Branislav Nušić, Serbian author, playwright, and journalist (b. 1864)
1945 - Gustave Mesny, French general (b. 1886)
1948 - Tony Garnier, French architect and urban planner, designed the Stade de Gerland (b. 1869)
1954 - Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1885)
1957 - József Dudás, Romanian-Hungarian activist and politician (b. 1912)
1963 - Clement Smoot, American golfer (b. 1884)
1964 - Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
1965 - Arnold Luhaäär, Estonian weightlifter (b. 1905)
1968 - Ray Harroun, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1879)
1972 - Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)
1973 - Max Adrian, Irish-English actor (b. 1903)
1975 - Thomas Hart Benton, American painter and educator (b. 1889)
1976 - Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese engineer and academic (b. 1886)
1979 - Moritz Jahn, German novelist and poet (b. 1884)
1980 - William O. Douglas, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1898)
1981 - Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
1982 - Elis Regina, Brazilian soprano (b. 1945)
1984 - Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1920)
1987 - Lawrence Kohlberg, American psychologist and academic (b. 1927)
1990 - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian guru and mystic (b. 1931)
1990 - Alberto Semprini, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1908)
1990 - Herbert Wehner, German politician, 6th Minister of Intra-German Relations (b. 1906)
1991 - Marcel Chaput, Canadian biochemist and journalist (b. 1918)
1995 - Gene MacLellan, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
1996 - Don Simpson, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
1997 - James Dickey, American poet and novelist (b. 1923)
1998 - Carl Perkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1932)
1999 - Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby player (b. 1967)
2000 - Amatu'l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum, Bahá’í Hand of the Cause of God and wife of Shoghi Effendi (b. 1910)
2000 - Bettino Craxi, Italian lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
2000 - Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress, singer, and mathematician (b. 1913)
2001 - Dario Vittori, Italian-Argentinian actor and producer (b. 1921)
2002 - Vavá, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1934)
2003 - Milton Flores, Honduran footballer (b. 1974)
2003 - Françoise Giroud, French journalist, screenwriter, and politician, French Minister of Culture (b. 1916)
2004 - Harry E. Claiborne, American lawyer and judge (b. 1917)
2004 - David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
2005 - K. Sello Duiker, South African author and screenwriter (b. 1974)
2006 - Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)
2006 - Wilson Pickett, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
2006 - Awn Alsharif Qasim, Sudanese author and scholar (b. 1933)
2006 - Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer and pilot (b. 1921)
2007 - Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian journalist and activist (b. 1954)
2007 - Denny Doherty, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
2007 - Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1969)
2008 - Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)
2008 - John Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
2008 - Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1936)
2010 - Bill McLaren, Scottish rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1923)
2012 - Peter Åslin, Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1962)
2012 - Sarah Burke, Canadian skier (b. 1982)
2012 - Winston Riley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1943)
2012 - Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch ballet dancer and choreographer (b. 1933)
2013 - Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna (b. 1940)
2013 - Stan Musial, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
2013 - Frank Pooler, American conductor and composer (b. 1926)
2013 - Earl Weaver, American baseball player and manager (b. 1930)
2013 - Toktamış Ateş, Turkish academician, political commentator, columnist and writer (b. 1944)
2014 - Azaria Alon, Ukrainian-Israeli environmentalist, co-founded the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (b. 1918)
2014 - Christopher Chataway, English runner, journalist, and politician (b. 1931)
2015 - Justin Capră, Romanian engineer and academic (b. 1933)
2015 - Michel Guimond, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1953)
2015 - Ward Swingle, American-French singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1927)
2016 - Richard Levins, American ecologist and geneticist (b. 1930)
2016 - Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2016 - Sheila Sim, English actress (b. 1922)
2017 - Miguel Ferrer, American actor (b. 1955)
2018 - Munnu Bhai, Pakistani newspaper journalist and columnist, poet and writer (b. 1933)
2018 - Fredo Santana, American rapper (b. 1990)
Bassianus of Lodi
Henry of Uppsala
Marius, Martha, Audifax, and Abachum
Mark of Ephesus (Eastern Orthodox Church)
Pontianus of Spoleto
Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester
January 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)