Establishment of Kurdish Women's Union (Iraqi Kurdistan)
Indiana Day (United States)
International Mountain Day
National Tango Day (Argentina)
Pampanga Day (Pampanga province, Philippines)
Republic Day, the day when Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community in 1958. (Burkina Faso)
220 - Emperor Xian of Han is forced to abdicate the throne by Cao Cao 's son Cao Pi , ending the Han dynasty.
361 - Julian enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the Roman Empire.
861 - Assassination of the Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil by the Turkish guard, who raise al-Muntasir to the throne. Start of the "Anarchy at Samarra".
969 - Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas is assassinated by his wife Theophano and her lover, the later Emperor John I Tzimiskes.
1282 - Battle of Orewin Bridge: Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, in mid-Wales.
1602 - A surprise attack by forces under the command of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. (Commemorated annually by the Fête de l'Escalade.
1675 - Antonio de Vea expedition enters San Rafael Lake in western Patagonia.
1688 - Glorious Revolution: James II of England, while trying to flee to France, throws the Great Seal of the Realm into the River Thames.
1789 - The University of North Carolina is chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly.
1792 - French Revolution: King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.
1815 - The U.S. Senate creates a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.
1816 - Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
1868 - Paraguayan War: Brazilian troops defeat Paraguayan at the Battle of Avay.
1899 - Second Boer War: In the Battle of Magersfontein the Boers commanded by general Piet Cronjé inflict a defeat on the forces of the British Empire commanded by Lord Methuen trying to relieve the Siege of Kimberley.
1905 - A workers' uprising occurs in Kiev, Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire), and establishes the Shuliavka Republic.
1907 - The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire.
1917 - World War I: British General Edmund Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot and declares martial law.
1920 - Irish War of Independence: In retaliation for a recent IRA ambush, British forces burn and loot numerous buildings in Cork city. Many civilians report being beaten, shot at, robbed and verbally abused by British forces.
1925 - Roman Catholic papal encyclical Quas primas introduces the Feast of Christ the King.
1927 - Guangzhou Uprising: Communist Red Guards launch an uprising in Guangzhou, China, taking over most of the city and announcing the formation of a Guangzhou Soviet.
1931 - Statute of Westminster 1931: The British Parliament establishes legislative equality between the UK and the Dominions of the Commonwealth—Australia, Canada, Newfoundland, New Zealand, South Africa, and Ireland.
1934 - Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the final time.
1936 - Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII's abdication as King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India, becomes effective.
1937 - Second Italo-Ethiopian War: Italy leaves the League of Nations.
1941 - World War II: Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on the Empire of Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declares war on them.
1941 - World War II: Poland declares war on the Empire of Japan.
1941 - World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy suffers its first loss of surface vessels during the Battle of Wake Island.
1946 - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
1948 - Arab–Israeli War: The United Nations passes General Assembly Resolution 194, creating a Conciliation Commission to mediate the conflict.
1958 - French Upper Volta and French Dahomey gain self-government from France, becoming the Republic of Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) and the Republic of Dahomey (now Benin), respectively, and joining the French Community.
1960 - French forces crack down in a violent clash with protesters in French Algeria during a visit by French President Charles de Gaulle.
1962 - Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada.
1964 - Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
1968 - The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, featuring the Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, the Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and the Dirty Mac with Yoko Ono, is filmed in Wembley, London.
1972 - Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and final Apollo mission to land on the Moon.
1978 - The Lufthansa heist is committed by a group led by Lucchese family associate Jimmy Burke. It was the largest cash robbery ever committed on American soil, at that time.
1980 - The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
1981 - El Mozote massacre: Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.
1990 - Demonstrations by students and workers across Albania begin, which eventually trigger the fall of communism in Albania.
1994 - First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
1994 - A bomb explodes on Philippine Airlines Flight 434, en route from Manila, Philippines, to Tokyo, Japan, killing one. The captain is able to safely land the plane.
1997 - The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature.
1998 - Thai Airways Flight 261 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101. The pilot flying the Airbus A310-200 is thought to have suffered spatial disorientation.
2001 - The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization (WTO).
2005 - The Buncefield Oil Depot catches fire in Hemel Hempstead, England.
2005 - Cronulla riots: Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese in Cronulla, New South Wales; these are followed up by retaliatory ethnic attacks on Cronulla.
2006 - The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran, by then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; nations such as Israel and the United States express concern.
2006 - Felipe Calderón, the President of Mexico, launches a military-led offensive to put down the drug cartel violence in the state of Michoacán. This effort is often regarded as the first event in the Mexican Drug War.
2007 - Insurgency in the Maghreb: Two car bombs explode in Algiers, Algeria, one near the Supreme Constitutional Court and the other near the offices of the United Nations.
2008 - Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.
2012 - At least 125 people are killed and up to 200 injured in bombings in the Alawite village of Aqrab, Syria.
2017 - New York City attempted bombing: A pipe bomb partially detonates in the New York City Subway, in the Times Square–42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal. Four people are injured, including the perpetrator.
1445 - Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1496)
1465 - Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)
1475 - Pope Leo X (d. 1521)
1566 - Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese organist and composer (d. 1650)
1595 - Heo Mok, Korean politician, poet and scholar (d. 1682)
1613 - Amar Singh Rathore, Rajput nobleman (d. 1644)
1680 - Emanuele d'Astorga, Italian composer (d. 1736)
1712 - Francesco Algarotti, Italian poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1764)
1725 - George Mason, American lawyer and politician (d. 1792)
1758 - Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1832)
1761 - Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist, economist, and jurist (d. 1835)
1781 - David Brewster, Scottish physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (d. 1868)
1801 - Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German poet and playwright (d. 1836)
1803 - Hector Berlioz, French composer, conductor, and critic (d. 1869)
1810 - Alfred de Musset, French dramatist, poet, and novelist (d. 1857)
1830 - Kamehameha V of Hawaii (d. 1872)
1837 - Webster Paulson, English civil engineer (d. 1887)
1838 - John Labatt, Canadian brewer and businessman (d. 1915)
1843 - Robert Koch, German microbiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1910)
1856 - Georgi Plekhanov, Russian philosopher, theorist, and author (d. 1918)
1858 - Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian director, producer, and playwright (d. 1943)
1861 - Frederick Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 5th Baron Ventry, British Army officer and Anglo-Irish peer (d. 1923)
1863 - Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer and academic (d. 1941)
1872 - René Bull, British illustrator and photographer (d. 1942)
1873 - Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician and academic (d. 1967)
1875 - Yehuda Leib Maimon, Moldovan-Israeli rabbi and politician (d. 1962)
1880 - Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer and umpire (d. 1951)
1882 - Subramania Bharati, Indian journalist and poet (d. 1921)
1882 - Max Born, German physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1882 - Fiorello H. La Guardia, American lawyer and politician, 99th Mayor of New York City (d. 1947)
1884 - Piet Ooms, Dutch swimmer and water polo player (d. 1961)
1889 - Walter Knott, American farmer and businessman, founded Knott's Berry Farm (d. 1981)
1890 - Carlos Gardel, French-Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1935)
1890 - Mark Tobey, American-Swiss painter and educator (d. 1976)
1893 - Leo Ornstein, Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 2002)
1897 - Ronald Skirth, English soldier (d. 1977)
1899 - Julio de Caro, Argentinian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1980)
1900 - Hermína Týrlová, Czechoslovakian animator, screenwriter, and film director (d. 1993)
1904 - Marge, American cartoonist (d. 1993)
1905 - Robert Henriques, English farmer, author, and broadcaster (d. 1967)
1905 - Gilbert Roland, Mexican-American actor and singer (d. 1994)
1908 - Elliott Carter, American composer and academic (d. 2012)
1908 - Manoel de Oliveira, Portuguese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1908 - Hákun Djurhuus, Faroese educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1987)
1908 - Amon Göth, Austrian Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
1909 - Ronald McKie, Australian soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1991)
1910 - Mildred Cleghorn, Native American chairwoman and educator (d. 1997)
1911 - Val Guest, English-American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 2006)
1911 - Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian author, playwright, and screenwriter, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
1911 - Qian Xuesen, Chinese aerodynamicist and academic (d. 2009)
1912 - Carlo Ponti, Italian-Swiss film producer (d. 2007)
1913 - Jean Marais, French actor and director (d. 1998)
1916 - Pérez Prado, Cuban-Mexican singer-songwriter, pianist, and bandleader (d. 1989)
1916 - Elena Garro, Mexican author and playwright (d. 1998)
1918 - Clinton Adams, American painter and historian (d. 2002)
1918 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
1919 - Cliff Michelmore, English television host and producer (d. 2016)
1919 - Marie Windsor, American actress (d. 2000)
1920 - Mary Ivy Burks, American environmental activist (d. 2007)
1920 - Denis Jenkinson, English motorcycle racer and journalist (d. 1996)
1921 - Ilmar Laaban, Estonian poet and publicist (d. 2000)
1921 - Liz Smith, English actress (d. 2016)
1922 - Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
1922 - Dilip Kumar, Pakistani-Indian actor, director, and screenwriter
1922 - Maila Nurmi, Finnish-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1922 - Grace Paley, American short story writer and poet (d. 2007)
1923 - Betsy Blair, American actress and dancer (d. 2009)
1923 - Lillian Cahn, Hungarian-born American businesswoman, co-founded Coach, Inc. (d. 2013)
1923 - Morrie Turner, American comics creator (d. 2014)
1924 - Doc Blanchard, American football player and colonel (d. 2009)
1925 - Aaron Feuerstein, American businessman and philanthropist
1925 - Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2019)
1925 - James Sullivan, American politician (d. 2012)
1926 - Big Mama Thornton, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
1927 - John Buscema, American illustrator (d. 2002)
1929 - Axel Anderson, German actor and production manager (d. 2012)
1929 - Subhash Gupte, Indian cricketer (d. 2002)
1930 - Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress (d. 2016)
1930 - Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1931 - Rajneesh, Indian guru, mystic, and educator (d. 1990)
1931 - Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar (d. 2013)
1931 - Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican-American actress, singer, and dancer
1932 - Enrique Bermúdez, Nicaraguan colonel and engineer (d. 1991)
1932 - Keith Waldrop, American author and poet
1933 - Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Filipino civil servant and politician, 23rd President of the Senate of the Philippines (d. 2019)
1934 - Salim Durani, Afghan-Indian cricketer
1935 - Pranab Mukherjee, Indian journalist and politician, 13th President of India
1935 - Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
1936 - Taku Yamasaki, Japanese politician
1936 - Hans van den Broek, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs
1937 - Jim Harrison, American novelist, essayist, and poet (d. 2016)
1938 - Enrico Macias, Algerian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist
1938 - McCoy Tyner, American jazz musician
1939 - Tom Hayden, American activist and politician (d. 2016)
1939 - Thomas McGuane, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter
1940 - David Gates, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1940 - Donna Mills, American actress and producer
1941 - Max Baucus, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 11th United States Ambassador to China
1941 - J. P. Parisé, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2015)
1941 - Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1988)
1941 - J. Frank Wilson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
1942 - Anna Carteret, English actress
1943 - John Kerry, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 68th United States Secretary of State
1944 - Jon Garrison, American tenor and educator
1944 - Lynda Day George, American actress
1944 - Brenda Lee, American singer-songwriter
1946 - Rhoma Irama, Indonesian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1946 - Rick McCosker, Australian cricketer
1946 - Diana Palmer, American journalist and author
1948 - Tanimura Shinji, Japanese singer-songwriter
1948 - Stamatis Spanoudakis, Greek guitarist and composer
1949 - Christina Onassis, American-born Greek/Argentine businesswoman, socialite, and heiress (d. 1988)
1951 - Mazlan Othman, Malaysian astrophysicist and astronomer
1951 - Ria Stalman, Dutch discus thrower and shot putter
1953 - Bess Armstrong, American actress
1954 - Brad Bryant, American golfer
1954 - Sylvester Clarke, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1999)
1954 - Santiago Creel, Mexican lawyer and politician, Mexican Secretary of the Interior
1954 - Jermaine Jackson, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1954 - Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic guitarist, mathematician, and engineer
1955 - Gene Grossman, American economist and academic
1955 - Stu Jackson, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1955 - Ray Kelvin, British fashion designer
1955 - Christian Sackewitz, German footballer and manager
1956 - Lani Brockman, American actress and director
1956 - Andrew Lansley, English politician, Secretary of State for Health
1957 - Peter Bagge, American author and illustrator
1958 - Chris Hughton, English-born Irish footballer and manager
1958 - Tom Shadyac, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1958 - Nikki Sixx, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
1961 - Dave King, Irish-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1961 - Steve Nicol, Scottish footballer and manager
1961 - Macky Sall, Senegalese engineer and politician, 4th President of Senegal
1961 - Marco Pierre White, English chef and mentor
1963 - Mario Been, Dutch footballer and manager
1963 - Mark Greatbatch, New Zealand cricketer
1963 - Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, German tennis player
1963 - John Lammers, Dutch footballer and manager
1963 - Nigel Winterburn, English footballer and coach
1964 - Justin Currie, British singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964 - Dave Schools, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1964 - Carolyn Waldo, Canadian swimmer and sportscaster
1965 - Jay Bell, American baseball player and coach
1965 - Gavin Hill, New Zealand rugby player
1965 - Glenn Lazarus, Australian rugby league player and politician
1965 - Giannis Ragousis, Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister for National Defence
1966 - Gary Dourdan, American actor
1966 - Göran Kropp, Swedish race car driver and mountaineer (d. 2002)
1966 - Erik Honoré, Norwegian guitarist and producer
1966 - Leon Lai, Hong Kong singer and actor
1967 - Peter Kelamis, Australian voice actor
1967 - Mo'Nique, American comedian, actress, and producer
1967 - Chris Shepherd, English animator, director, producer, and screenwriter
1968 - Fabrizio Ravanelli, Italian footballer and manager
1969 - Viswanathan Anand, Indian chess player
1969 - Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Norwegian footballer and manager
1969 - Max Martini, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1969 - Alessandro Melli, Italian footballer and manager
1970 - Victoria Fuller, American model and actress
1971 - Willie McGinest, American football player and sportscaster
1972 - Daniel Alfredsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1972 - Sami Al-Jaber, Saudi Arabian footballer and manager
1972 - Murray Goodwin, Zimbabwean cricketer
1972 - Andriy Husin, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1973 - Mos Def, American rapper
1974 - Rey Mysterio, American wrestler
1974 - Maarten Lafeber, Dutch golfer
1974 - Ben Shephard, English journalist and television host
1974 - Gete Wami, Ethiopian runner
1974 - Lisa Ortiz, American theatre and voice actress
1975 - Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist
1976 - Shareef Abdur-Rahim, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1976 - Yujiro Shirakawa, Japanese actor
1977 - Brandon Rogers, American singer and actor
1977 - Mark Streit, Swiss ice hockey player
1978 - Roy Wood, Jr., American comedian, actor, and radio host
1979 - Valdis Mintals, Estonian figure skater
1979 - Rider Strong, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1980 - Kristjan Kitsing, Estonian basketball player
1980 - Adi Keissar, Israeli poet
1981 - Jason Kennedy, American journalist
1981 - Jeff McComsey, American author and illustrator
1981 - Paul Medhurst, Australian footballer
1981 - Javier Saviola, Argentinian footballer
1982 - Pablo Pérez Companc, Argentinian race car driver
1984 - Leighton Baines, English footballer
1984 - Sandra Echeverría, Mexican actress and singer
1984 - James Ellsworth, American wrestler
1985 - Karla Souza, Mexican actress
1986 - Roy Hibbert, American basketball player
1987 - Clifton Geathers, American football player
1987 - Alex Russell, Australian actor
1987 - Miranda Tapsell, Australian actress
1988 - Tim Southee, New Zealand cricketer
1990 - Derrick Nix, American basketball player
1992 - Tiffany Alvord, American singer-songwriter
1992 - Dalton Pompey, Canadian baseball player
1993 - Yalitza Aparicio, Mexican actress
1996 - Hailee Steinfeld, American actress, singer and songwriter
384 - Pope Damasus I (b. 305)
861 - Al-Mutawakkil, Abbasid caliph (b. 822)
861 - Al-Fath ibn Khaqan, chief confidant and councillor to al-Mutawakkil
969 - Nikephoros II Phokas, Byzantine emperor (b. 912)
1121 - Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Egyptian political adviser (b. 1066)
1241 - Ögedei Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1186)
1282 - Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Welsh prince (b. 1223)
1282 - Michael VIII Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1225)
1474 - Henry IV of Castile, King of the Crown of Castile (b. 1425)
1532 - Pietro Accolti, Italian cardinal (b. 1455)
1582 - Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, Spanish general and politician, 12th Constable of Portugal (b. 1508)
1610 - Adam Elsheimer, German artist working in Rome who died at only thirty-two (b. 1578)
1686 - Louis, Grand Condé, French general (b. 1621)
1694 - Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (b. 1630)
1737 - John Strype, English priest, historian, and author (b. 1643)
1747 - Edmund Curll, English bookseller and publisher (b. 1675)
1797 - Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722)
1826 - Maria Leopoldina of Austria (b. 1797)
1840 - Emperor Kōkaku of Japan (b. 1771)
1872 - Kamehameha V of Hawaii (b. 1830)
1880 - Oliver Winchester, American businessman, founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (b. 1810)
1892 - William Milligan, Scottish theologian and scholar (b. 1821)
1906 - Charles Townsend, American fencer, engineer, and academic (b. 1872)
1909 - Ludwig Mond, German-born chemist and British industrialist who discovered the metal carbonyls (b. 1839)
1913 - Carl von In der Maur, Governor of Liechtenstein (b. 1852)
1918 - Ivan Cankar, Slovenian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1876)
1920 - Olive Schreiner, South African author and activist (b. 1855)
1936 - Myron Grimshaw, American baseball player (b. 1875)
1937 - Jaan Anvelt, Estonian theorist and politician (b. 1884)
1937 - Hugh Thackeray Turner, English architect and painter (b. 1853)
1938 - Christian Lous Lange, Norwegian historian and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
1941 - John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American pilot and poet (b. 1922)
1941 - Émile Picard, French mathematician and academic (b. 1856)
1945 - Charles Fabry, French physicist and academic (b. 1867)
1950 - Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and author (b. 1893)
1951 - Mustafa Muğlalı, Turkish general (b. 1882)
1951 - Hijri Dede, Iraqi Turkmen poet and writer (b. 1881)
1953 - Sedat Simavi, Turkish journalist and director (b. 1896)
1957 - Musidora, French actress, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)
1959 - Jim Bottomley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1900)
1964 - Sam Cooke, American singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
1964 - Percy Kilbride, American actor (b. 1888)
1966 - Augusta Fox Bronner, American psychologist, specialist in juvenile psychology (b. 1881)
1968 - Richard Sagrits, Estonian painter and author (b. 1910)
1968 - Arthur Hays Sulzberger, American publisher (b. 1891)
1971 - Maurice McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (b. 1902)
1975 - Lee Wiley, American singer (b. 1908)
1975 - Nihal Atsız, Turkish philosopher, author, and poet (b. 1905)
1978 - Vincent du Vigneaud, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
1978 - Paul O'Dea, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
1979 - James J. Gibson, American psychologist and author (b. 1904)
1983 - Neil Ritchie, Guyanese-English general (b. 1897)
1984 - Oskar Seidlin, German-American author, poet, and scholar (b. 1911)
1984 - George Waggner, American director, producer and actor (b. 1894)
1987 - G. A. Kulkarni, Indian author and academic (b. 1923)
1989 - Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (b. 1895)
1991 - Robert Q. Lewis, American actor, comedian, game show host/panelist, and television personality (b. 1921)
1991 - Artur Lundkvist, Swedish author and critic (b. 1906)
1994 - Philip Phillips, American archaeologist and scholar (b. 1900)
1995 - Greg Bahnsen, American minister and philosopher (b. 1948)
1996 - Willie Rushton, English cartoonist, author, and publisher, co-founded Private Eye (b. 1937)
1997 - Eddie Chapman, English spy (b. 1914)
1997 - Simon Jeffes, English guitarist and composer (b. 1949)
1998 - André Lichnerowicz, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1915)
1998 - Lynn Strait, American singer-songwriter (b. 1968)
2000 - Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician and diplomat (b. 1915)
2000 - David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
2001 - Mainza Chona, Zambian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)
2003 - Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian author and playwright (b. 1927)
2004 - José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (b. 1962)
2004 - Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand runner and coach (b. 1917)
2008 - Bettie Page, American model (b. 1923)
2010 - Dick Hoerner, American football player (b. 1922)
2011 - John Patrick Foley, American cardinal (b. 1935)
2012 - Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano and actress (b. 1926)
2012 - Mendel Weinbach, Polish-Israeli rabbi and scholar (b. 1933)
2012 - Ravi Shankar, Indian-American sitar player and composer (b. 1920)
2013 - Nadir Afonso, Portuguese painter and architect (b. 1920)
2013 - Barbara Branden, Canadian-American author and academic (b. 1929)
2013 - Javier Jauregui, Mexican boxer (b. 1973)
2013 - Sheikh Mussa Shariefi, Indian philosopher and scholar (b. 1942)
2014 - Hans Wallat, German conductor and director (b. 1929)
2015 - Abish Kekilbayev, Kazakh academic and politician (b. 1939)
2015 - H. Arnold Steinberg, Canadian businessman, philanthropist, and academic (b. 1933)
2015 - Hema Upadhyay, Indian painter and sculptor (b. 1972)
2015 - John "Hot Rod" Williams, American basketball player (b. 1962)
2015 - Ken Woolley, Australian architect (b. 1933)
2017 - Keith Chegwin, British TV presenter (b. 1957)
Daniel the Stylite
Maravillas de Jesús
Pope Damasus I
Sabinus of Piacenza
Victoricus, Fuscian, and Gentian
December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)