Statehood Day (Arizona, United States)
Statehood Day (Oregon, United States)
Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Armenian Apostolic Church)
Parents' Worship Day (parts of India)
748 - Abbasid Revolution: The Hashimi rebels under Abu Muslim Khorasani take Merv, capital of the Umayyad province Khorasan, marking the consolidation of the Abbasid revolt.
842 - Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.
1014 - Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of Bavaria, King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor.
1076 - Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
1130 - Pope Innocent II is elected.
1349 - Several hundred Jews are burned to death by mobs while the remaining Jews are forcibly removed from Strasbourg.
1400 - Richard II of England dies, most probably from starvation, in Pontefract Castle, on the orders of Henry Bolingbroke.
1530 - Spanish conquistadores, led by Nuño de Guzmán, overthrow and execute Tangaxuan II, the last independent monarch of the Tarascan state in present-day central Mexico.
1556 - Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.
1556 - Coronation of Akbar.
1655 - the Mapuches launch coordinated attacks against the Spanish in Chile beginning the Mapuche uprising of 1655.
1778 - The United States flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte renders a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
1779 - American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Kettle Creek is fought in Georgia.
1779 - James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
1797 - French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St. Vincent: John Jervis, (later 1st Earl of St Vincent) and Horatio Nelson (later 1st Viscount Nelson) lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar.
1804 - Karađorđe leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
1831 - Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
1835 - The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in the Latter Day Saint movement, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.
1849 - In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
1852 - Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, the first hospital in England to provide in-patient beds specifically for children, is founded in London.
1855 - Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
1859 - Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
1879 - The War of the Pacific breaks out when the Chilean Army occupies the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
1899 - Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
1900 - British forces begin the Battle of the Tugela Heights in an effort to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.
1903 - The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established (later split into the Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor).
1912 - Arizona is admitted as the 48th and the last contiguous U.S. state.
1912 - The U.S. Navy commissions its first class of diesel-powered submarines.
1919 - The Polish–Soviet War begins.
1920 - The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago.
1924 - The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
1929 - Saint Valentine's Day Massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone's gang, are murdered in Chicago.
1942 - Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
1943 - World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
1943 - World War II: Tunisia Campaign: General Hans-Jürgen von Arnim's Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
1944 - World War II: In the Action of 14 February 1944, a Royal Navy submarine sinks a German-controlled Italian submarine in the Strait of Malacca.
1945 - World War II: On the first day of the bombing of Dresden, the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombing Dresden.
1945 - World War II: Navigational error leads to the mistaken bombing of Prague, Czechoslovakia by an American squadron of B-17s assisting in the Soviet's Vistula–Oder Offensive.
1945 - World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans
1945 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially beginning U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relations.
1946 - The Bank of England is nationalized.
1949 - The Knesset (parliament of Israel) convenes for the first time.
1949 - The Asbestos Strike begins in Canada. The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
1961 - Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
1966 - Australian currency is decimalized.
1979 - In Kabul, Setami Milli militants kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
1983 - United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.
1989 - Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal disaster.
1989 - Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses.
1990 - Ninety-two people are killed when Indian Airlines Flight 605 crashes in Bangalore, India.
1990 - The Voyager 1 spacecraft takes the photograph of planet Earth that later become famous as Pale Blue Dot.
1998 - An oil tanker train collides with a freight train in Yaoundé, Cameroon, spilling fuel oil. One person scavenging the oil created a massive explosion which kills 120.
2000 - The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
2004 - In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
2005 - In Beirut, 22 people, including former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, are killed when the equivalent of around 1,000 kg of TNT is detonated while Hariri's motorcade drives through the city.
2005 - Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit Makati, Davao City, and General Santos City, all in the Philippines.
2005 - YouTube is launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos.
2008 - Northern Illinois University shooting: A gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb County, Illinois, resulting in six fatalities (including gunman) and 21 injuries.
2011 - As a part of Arab Spring, the Bahraini uprising begins with a 'Day of Rage'.
2018 - Jacob Zuma resigns as President of South Africa.
2018 - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in the Miami metropolitan area is one of the deadliest school massacres with 17 fatalities and 15 injuries.
1368 - Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1437)
1404 - Leon Battista Alberti, Italian painter, poet, and philosopher (d. 1472)
1408 - John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel (d. 1435)
1452 - Pandolfo Petrucci, tyrant of Siena (d. 1512)
1468 - Johannes Werner, German priest and mathematician (d. 1522)
1483 - Babur, Moghul emperor (d. 1530)
1490 - Valentin Friedland, German scholar and educationist of the Reformation (d. 1556)
1513 - Domenico Ferrabosco, Italian composer (d. 1573)
1545 - Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara (d. 1561)
1602 - Francesco Cavalli, Italian composer (d. 1676)
1614 - John Wilkins, English bishop, academic and natural philosopher (d. 1672)
1625 - Countess Palatine Maria Eufrosyne of Zweibrücken, Swedish princess (d. 1687)
1628 - Valentine Greatrakes, Irish faith healer (d. 1683)
1640 - Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler (d. 1693)
1679 - Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German organist and composer (d. 1735)
1692 - Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French author and playwright (d. 1754)
1701 - Enrique Flórez, Spanish historian and author (d. 1773)
1763 - Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. 1813)
1782 - Eleanora Atherton, English philanthropist (d. 1870)
1799 - Walenty Wańkowicz, Polish painter and illustrator (d. 1842)
1800 - Emory Washburn, American historian, lawyer, and politician, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
1808 - Michael Costa, Italian-English conductor and composer (d. 1884)
1813 - Lydia Hamilton Smith, African-American businesswoman (d. 1884)
1819 - Christopher Latham Sholes, American journalist and politician, invented the typewriter (d. 1890)
1824 - Winfield Scott Hancock, American general and politician (d. 1886)
1828 - Edmond François Valentin About, French journalist and author (d. 1885)
1835 - Piet Paaltjens, Dutch minister and poet (d. 1894)
1838 - Margaret E. Knight, American inventor (d. 1914)
1846 - Julian Scott, American soldier and drummer, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1901)
1847 - Anna Howard Shaw, American physician, minister, and activist (d. 1919)
1848 - Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer and academic (d. 1934)
1855 - Frank Harris, Irish author and journalist (d. 1931)
1859 - George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer, inventor of the Ferris wheel (d. 1896)
1860 - Eugen Schiffer, German lawyer and politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (d. 1954)
1869 - Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
1878 - Julius Nieuwland, Belgian priest, chemist and academic (d. 1936)
1882 - John Barrymore, American actor (d. 1942)
1884 - Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish actor and director (d. 1947)
1884 - Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1974)
1890 - Nina Hamnett, Welsh-English painter and author (d. 1956)
1891 - Katherine Stinson, American aviator (d. 1977)
1892 - Radola Gajda, Czech commander and politician (d. 1948)
1894 - Jack Benny, American actor and producer (d. 1974)
1895 - Wilhelm Burgdorf, German general (d. 1945)
1895 - Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (d. 1973)
1898 - Bill Tilman, English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1977)
1898 - Fritz Zwicky, Swiss-American physicist and astronomer (d. 1974)
1900 - Jessica Dragonette, American singer (d. 1980)
1903 - Stuart Erwin, American actor (d. 1967)
1905 - Thelma Ritter, American actress and singer (d. 1969)
1907 - Johnny Longden, English-American jockey and trainer (d. 2003)
1911 - Willem Johan Kolff, Dutch physician and inventor (d. 2009)
1912 - Tibor Sekelj, Hungarian lawyer, explorer, and author (d. 1988)
1913 - Mel Allen, American sportscaster (d. 1996)
1913 - Woody Hayes, American football player and coach (d. 1987)
1913 - Jimmy Hoffa, American trade union leader (d. 1975)
1913 - James Pike, American bishop (d. 1969)
1916 - Marcel Bigeard, French general (d. 2010)
1916 - Sally Gray, English actress and singer (d. 2006)
1916 - Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director and producer (d. 1996)
1916 - Edward Platt, American actor (d. 1974)
1917 - Herbert A. Hauptman, American mathematician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
1921 - Hugh Downs, American journalist, game show host, and producer
1921 - Hazel McCallion, Canadian businesswoman and politician, 3rd Mayor of Mississauga
1923 - Jay Hebert, American golfer (d. 1997)
1924 - Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (d. 2017)
1927 - Lois Maxwell, Canadian-Australian model and actress (d. 2007)
1928 - William Allain, American soldier and politician, 58th Governor of Mississippi (d. 2013)
1928 - Vicente T. Blaz, American general and politician (d. 2014)
1929 - Vic Morrow, American actor and director (d. 1982)
1931 - Bernie Geoffrion, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2006)
1931 - Brian Kelly, American actor and director (d. 2005)
1932 - Harriet Andersson, Swedish actress
1934 - Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (d. 2016)
1935 - David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, Scottish academic and diplomat, 27th Governor of Hong Kong
1936 - Anna German, Polish singer (d. 1982)
1937 - John MacGregor, Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market, English politician, Secretary of State for Transport
1937 - Magic Sam, American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)
1939 - Razzy Bailey, American country music singer-songwriter and musician
1939 - Blowfly, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)
1939 - Eugene Fama, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1940 - James Maynard, American businessman, co-founded Golden Corral
1941 - Donna Shalala, American academic and politician, 18th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
1941 - Paul Tsongas, American lawyer and politician (d. 1997)
1942 - Michael Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, 108th Mayor of New York City
1942 - Andrew Robinson, American actor and director
1942 - Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican race car driver (d. 1962)
1943 - Eric Andersen, American singer-songwriter
1943 - Maceo Parker, American saxophonist
1943 - Aaron Russo, American director and producer (d. 2007)
1944 - Carl Bernstein, American journalist and author
1944 - Alan Parker, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1944 - Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (d. 1978)
1945 - Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein
1945 - Rod Masterson, American lieutenant and actor (d. 2013)
1946 - Bernard Dowiyogo, Nauru politician, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
1946 - Gregory Hines, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)
1947 - Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
1947 - Judd Gregg, American lawyer and politician, 76th Governor of New Hampshire
1948 - Kitten Natividad, Mexican-American actress and dancer
1948 - Pat O'Brien, American journalist and author
1948 - Wally Tax, Dutch singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
1948 - Teller, American magician and actor
1950 - Roger Fisher, American guitarist and songwriter
1951 - Terry Gross, American radio host and producer
1951 - Kevin Keegan, English footballer and manager
1952 - Sushma Swaraj, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs
1954 - Jam Mohammad Yousaf, Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Balochistan (d. 2013)
1955 - Carol Kalish, American publisher (d. 1991)
1956 - Howard Davis Jr., American boxer and trainer (d. 2015)
1956 - Dave Dravecky, American baseball player
1956 - Katharina Fritsch, German sculptor and academic
1957 - Alan Hunter, American television host and actor
1957 - Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano and actress
1957 - Alan Smith, English bishop
1958 - Grant Thomas, Australian footballer and coach
1959 - Renée Fleming, American soprano and actress
1960 - Philip Jones, English admiral
1960 - Jim Kelly, American football player and businessman
1960 - Meg Tilly, American actress and author
1963 - Enrico Colantoni, Canadian actor, director, and producer
1963 - John Marzano, American baseball player (d. 2008)
1964 - Gianni Bugno, Italian cyclist and sportscaster
1966 - Petr Svoboda, Czech ice hockey player and agent
1967 - Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Greek-English businessman, founded easyJet
1967 - Manuela Maleeva, Bulgarian-Swiss tennis player
1967 - Mark Rutte, Dutch businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
1968 - Jules Asner, American model and television host
1968 - Chris Lewis, Guyanese-English cricketer
1968 - Scott McClellan, American civil servant and author, 25th White House Press Secretary
1969 - Meg Hillier, English journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
1970 - Giuseppe Guerini, Italian cyclist
1970 - Sean Hill, American ice hockey player
1970 - Simon Pegg, English actor, director, and producer
1971 - Kris Aquino, Filipino talk show host, actress, and producer
1971 - Gheorghe Mureșan, Romanian basketball player
1972 - Drew Bledsoe, American football player and coach
1972 - Musōyama Masashi, Japanese sumo wrestler
1972 - Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress and singer
1972 - Jaan Tallinn, Estonian computer programmer, co-developed Skype
1972 - Rob Thomas, American singer-songwriter
1973 - H. D. Ackerman, South African cricketer
1973 - Tyus Edney, American basketball player and coach
1973 - Steve McNair, American football player (d. 2009)
1973 - Annalisa Buffa, Italian mathematician
1974 - Valentina Vezzali, Italian fencer and politician
1976 - Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1976 - Rie Rasmussen, Danish model, film director, writer, photographer, and actress
1977 - Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
1977 - Jim Jefferies, Australian comedian and actor
1977 - Darren Purse, English footballer
1977 - Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
1977 - Anna Erschler, Russian mathematician
1977 - Robert J. Jackson Jr., American law professor
1978 - Richard Hamilton, American basketball player
1978 - Darius Songaila, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
1980 - Josh Senter, American screenwriter and producer
1980 - Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress and producer
1981 - Matteo Brighi, Italian footballer
1981 - Randy de Puniet, French motorcycle racer
1981 - Brad Halsey, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1982 - Marián Gáborík, Slovak ice hockey player
1982 - John Halls, English footballer and model
1982 - Lenka Tvarošková, Slovak tennis player
1983 - Callix Crabbe, Virgin Islander baseball player
1983 - Rocky Elsom, Australian rugby player
1983 - Bacary Sagna, French footballer
1985 - Karima Adebibe, English model and actress
1985 - Tyler Clippard, American baseball player
1985 - Heart Evangelista, Filipino singer and actress
1985 - Philippe Senderos, Swiss footballer
1985 - Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
1986 - Michael Ammermüller, German race car driver
1986 - Oliver Lee, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1986 - Gao Lin, Chinese footballer
1987 - Edinson Cavani, Uruguayan footballer
1987 - Tom Pyatt, Canadian ice hockey player
1987 - David Wheater, English footballer
1988 - Katie Boland, Canadian actress, producer, and screenwriter
1988 - Ángel Di María, Argentinian footballer
1988 - Siim Liivik, Estonian ice hockey player
1988 - Asia Nitollano, American singer and dancer
1989 - Néstor Calderón, Mexican footballer
1989 - Adam Matuszczyk, Polish footballer
1989 - Emma Miskew, Canadian curler
1989 - Brandon Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
1989 - Jurij Tepeš, Slovenian ski jumper
1989 - Kristian Thomas, English gymnast
1990 - Sefa Yılmaz, German-Turkish footballer
1991 - Daniela Mona Lambin, Estonian footballer
1991 - Chris Rowney, English footballer
1992 - Christian Eriksen, Danish footballer
1992 - Freddie Highmore, English actor
1996 - Lucas Hernandez, French footballer
869 - Cyril, Greek missionary bishop (b. 827)
945 - Lian Chongyu, Chinese general
945 - Zhu Wenjin, Chinese emperor
1009 - Bruno of Querfurt, German missionary bishop
1010 - Fujiwara no Korechika, Japanese nobleman (b. 974)
1043 - Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empress (b. 990)
1140 - Leo I, Armenian prince
1140 - Sobĕslav I, duke of Bohemia
1164 - Sviatoslav Olgovich, Kievan prince
1229 - Rǫgnvaldr Guðrøðarson, king of the Isles
1317 - Margaret of France, queen of England
1400 - Richard II, king of England (b. 1367)
1440 - Dietrich of Oldenburg, German nobleman
1489 - Nicolaus von Tüngen, prince-bishop of Warmia
1528 - Edzard I, German nobleman (b. 1462)
1549 - Il Sodoma, Italian painter (b. 1477)
1571 - Odet de Coligny, French cardinal (b. 1517)
1676 - Abraham Bosse, French engraver and illustrator (b. 1602)
1714 - Maria Luisa of Savoy, queen of Spain (b. 1688)
1737 - Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot, English lawyer and politician Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
1744 - John Hadley, English mathematician, invented the octant (b. 1682)
1779 - James Cook, English captain, cartographer, and explorer (b. 1728)
1780 - William Blackstone, English jurist and politician (b. 1723)
1782 - Singu Min, Burmese king (b. 1756)
1808 - John Dickinson, American lawyer and politician 5th Governor of Delaware (b. 1732)
1831 - Vicente Guerrero, Mexican general and politician, 2nd President of Mexico (b. 1782)
1831 - Henry Maudslay, English engineer (b. 1771)
1870 - St. John Richardson Liddell, American general (b. 1815)
1881 - Fernando Wood, American merchant and politician, 73rd Mayor of New York City (b. 1812)
1884 - Lydia Hamilton Smith, African-American businesswoman (b. 1813)
1885 - Jules Vallès, French journalist and author (b. 1832)
1891 - William Tecumseh Sherman, American general (b. 1820)
1894 - Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian-French mathematician and academic (b. 1814)
1901 - Edward Stafford, Scottish-New Zealand educator and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1819)
1910 - Giovanni Passannante, Italian anarchist (b. 1849)
1922 - Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish lawyer and politician (b. 1880)
1929 - Thomas Burke, American sprinter, coach, and lawyer (b. 1875)
1930 - Thomas Mackenzie, Scottish-New Zealand cartographer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1853)
1933 - Carl Correns, German botanist and geneticist (b. 1864)
1942 - Adnan Saidi, Malayan lieutenant (b. 1915)
1943 - Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (b. 1899)
1943 - David Hilbert, Russian-German mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1862)
1948 - Mordecai Brown, American baseball player and manager (b. 1876)
1949 - Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi politician (b. 1901)
1950 - Karl Guthe Jansky, American physicist and engineer (b. 1905)
1952 - Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
1958 - Abdur Rab Nishtar, Pakistani politician, 2nd Governor of Punjab (b. 1899)
1959 - Baby Dodds, American drummer (b. 1898)
1967 - Sig Ruman, German-American actor (b. 1884)
1969 - Vito Genovese, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1897)
1970 - Herbert Strudwick, English cricketer and coach (b. 1880)
1974 - Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricketer and coach (b. 1903)
1975 - Julian Huxley, English biologist and eugenicist, co-founded the World Wide Fund for Nature (b. 1887)
1975 - P. G. Wodehouse, English novelist and playwright (b. 1881)
1979 - Adolph Dubs, American lieutenant and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Afghanistan (b. 1920)
1983 - Lina Radke, German runner and coach (b. 1903)
1986 - Edmund Rubbra, English composer and conductor (b. 1901)
1987 - Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1904)
1988 - Frederick Loewe, German-American composer (b. 1901)
1989 - James Bond, American ornithologist and zoologist (b. 1900)
1989 - Vincent Crane, English pianist (b. 1943)
1994 - Andrei Chikatilo, Soviet serial killer (b. 1936)
1994 - Christopher Lasch, American historian and critic (b. 1932)
1995 - Michael V. Gazzo, American actor and playwright (b. 1923)
1995 - U Nu, Burmese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1907)
1996 - Bob Paisley, English footballer and manager (b. 1919)
1999 - John Ehrlichman, American lawyer and politician, 12th White House Counsel (b. 1925)
1999 - Buddy Knox, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1933)
2002 - Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1922)
2002 - Mick Tucker, English drummer (b. 1947)
2003 - Johnny Longden, English jockey and trainer (b. 1907)
2004 - Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
2005 - Rafic Hariri, Lebanese businessman and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1944; assassinated)
2006 - Lynden David Hall, English singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1974)
2007 - Ryan Larkin, Canadian animator and director (b. 1943)
2007 - Gareth Morris, English flute player and educator (b. 1920)
2009 - Bernard Ashley, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Laura Ashley plc (b. 1926)
2009 - Louie Bellson, American drummer and composer (b. 1924)
2010 - Doug Fieger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)
2010 - Dick Francis, Welsh jockey and author (b. 1920)
2010 - Linnart Mäll, Estonian historian, orientalist, and translator (b. 1938)
2011 - George Shearing, English-American pianist and composer (b. 1919)
2012 - Mike Bernardo, South African boxer and martial artist (b. 1969)
2012 - Tonmi Lillman, Finnish drummer and producer (b. 1973)
2012 - Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter (b. 1925)
2012 - Péter Rusorán, Hungarian swimmer, water polo player, and coach (b. 1940)
2013 - Glenn Boyer, American historian and author (b. 1924)
2013 - Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar (b. 1931)
2014 - Tom Finney, English footballer (b. 1922)
2014 - Chris Pearson, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Yukon (b. 1931)
2014 - Mike Stepovich, American lawyer and politician, Governor of Alaska Territory (b. 1919)
2015 - Louis Jourdan, French-American actor and singer (b. 1921)
2015 - Philip Levine, American poet and academic (b. 1928)
2015 - Franjo Mihalić, Croatian-Serbian runner and coach (b. 1920)
2016 - Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, English lieutenant, engineer, and politician (b. 1928)
2016 - Steven Stucky, American composer and academic (b. 1949)
2018 - Ruud Lubbers, Dutch politician and diplomat, Prime Minister and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1939)
2018 - Meadow Pollack, American student and victim of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting (b. 1999)
2018 - Morgan Tsvangirai, 2nd Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952).
Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe (Roman Catholic Church)
Valentine (see also Valentine's Day)
February 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)