Goa Liberation Day (Goa, India)
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1154 - Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
1187 - Pope Clement III is elected.
1490 - Anne, Duchess of Brittany, is married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor by proxy.
1562 - The Battle of Dreux takes place during the French Wars of Religion.
1606 - The ships Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery depart England carrying settlers who founded, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States.
1675 - The Great Swamp Fight, a pivotal battle in King Philip's War, gives the English settlers a bitterly won victory.
1776 - Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in The Pennsylvania Journal entitled "The American Crisis".
1777 - American Revolutionary War: George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
1796 - French Revolutionary Wars: Two British frigates under Commodore Horatio Nelson and two Spanish frigates under Commodore Don Jacobo Stuart engage in battle off the coast of Murcia.
1828 - Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.
1900 - Hopetoun Blunder: The first Governor-General of Australia John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, appoints Sir William Lyne premier of the new state of New South Wales, but he is unable to persuade other colonial politicians to join his government and is forced to resign.
1907 - Two hundred thirty-nine coal miners die in the Darr Mine Disaster in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.
1912 - William Van Schaick, captain of the steamship General Slocum which caught fire and killed over one thousand people, is pardoned by U.S. President William Howard Taft after three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing prison.
1920 - King Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander of Greece and a plebiscite.
1924 - The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
1924 - German serial killer Fritz Haarmann is sentenced to death for a series of murders.
1927 - Three Indian revolutionaries, Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan, are executed by the British Raj for participation in the Kakori conspiracy.
1929 - The Indian National Congress promulgates the Purna Swaraj (the Declaration of the Independence of India).
1932 - BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service.
1941 - World War II: Adolf Hitler appoints himself as head of the Oberkommando des Heeres.
1941 - World War II: Limpet mines placed by Italian divers heavily damage HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth in Alexandria harbour.
1945 - John Amery, British Fascist, is executed at the age of 33 by the British Government for treason.
1946 - Start of the First Indochina War.
1956 - Irish-born physician John Bodkin Adams is arrested in connection with the suspicious deaths of more than 160 patients. Eventually he is convicted only of minor charges.
1961 - India annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.
1967 - Harold Holt, the Prime Minister of Australia, is officially presumed dead.
1972 - Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.
1974 - Nelson Rockefeller is sworn in as Vice President of the United States under President Gerald Ford under the provisions of the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1981 - Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.
1983 - The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1984 - The Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the United Kingdom would restore Hong Kong to China with effect from July 1, 1997 is signed in Beijing, China by Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher.
1986 - Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from exile in Gorky.
1995 - The United States Government restores federal recognition to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Native American tribe.
1997 - SilkAir Flight 185 crashes into the Musi River, near Palembang in Indonesia, killing 104.
1998 - President Bill Clinton is impeached by the United States House of Representatives, becoming the second President of the United States to be impeached.
2000 - The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, Turkey, killing one person and injuring three.
2001 - A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl, Mongolia.
2001 - Argentine economic crisis: December riots: Riots erupt in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2012 - Park Geun-hye is elected the first female president of South Korea.
2013 - Spacecraft Gaia is launched by European Space Agency.
2016 - Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov is assassinated while at an art exhibition in Ankara. The assassin, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, is shot and killed by a Turkish guard.
2016 - A vehicular attack in Berlin, Germany, kills and injures multiple people at a Christmas market.
1343 - William I, Margrave of Meissen (d. 1407)
1498 - Andreas Osiander, German Protestant theologian (d. 1552)
1554 - Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)
1587 - Dorothea Sophia, Abbess of Quedlinburg (d. 1645)
1683 - Philip V of Spain (d. 1746)
1699 - William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)
1714 - John Winthrop, American astronomer and educator (d. 1779)
1778 - Marie Thérèse of France (d. 1851)
1796 - Manuel Bretón de los Herreros, Spanish poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1873)
1797 - Antoine Louis Dugès, French obstetrician and naturalist (d. 1838)
1817 - James J. Archer, American lawyer and general (d. 1864)
1820 - Mary Livermore, American journalist and activist (d. 1905)
1825 - George Frederick Bristow, American violinist and composer (d. 1898)
1831 - Bernice Pauahi Bishop, American philanthropist (d. 1884)
1849 - Henry Clay Frick, American businessman and financier (d. 1919)
1852 - Albert Abraham Michelson, Prussian-American physicist, chemist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
1853 - Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec (d. 1942)
1861 - Italo Svevo, Italian author and playwright (d. 1928)
1863 - Wallace Bryant, American archer (d. 1953)
1865 - Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress and playwright (d. 1932)
1873 - Alphonse Kirchhoffer, French fencer (d. 1913)
1875 - Mileva Maric, Serbian physicist (d. 1948)
1875 - Carter G. Woodson, American historian and author, founded Black History Month (d. 1950)
1875 - Grace Marie Bareis, American mathematician (d. 1962)
1876 - Bernard Friedberg, Austrian-Israeli scholar and author (d. 1961)
1884 - Antonín Zápotocký, Czech politician, President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (d. 1957)
1888 - Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (d. 1963)
1891 - Edward Bernard Raczyński, Polish politician and diplomat, 4th President-in-exile of Poland (d. 1993)
1894 - Ford Frick, American journalist and businessman (d. 1978)
1895 - Ingeborg Refling Hagen, Norwegian author and educator (d. 1989)
1899 - Martin Luther King, Sr., American pastor, missionary, and activist (d. 1984)
1901 - Rudolf Hell, German engineer, invented the Hellschreiber (d. 2002)
1901 - Oliver La Farge, American anthropologist and author (d. 1963)
1901 - Fritz Mauruschat, German footballer and manager (d. 1974)
1902 - Ralph Richardson, English actor (d. 1983)
1903 - George Davis Snell, American geneticist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
1905 - Irving Kahn, American businessman (d. 2015)
1905 - Giovanni Lurani, Italian race car driver, engineer, and journalist (d. 1995)
1906 - Leonid Brezhnev, Ukrainian-Russian marshal, engineer, and politician, 4th Head of State of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
1907 - Jimmy McLarnin, Irish-American boxer, actor, and golfer (d. 2004)
1909 - W. A. Criswell, American pastor and author (d. 2002)
1910 - Jean Genet, French novelist, playwright, and poet (d. 1986)
1914 - Mel Shaw, American animator and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1915 - Édith Piaf, French singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1963)
1915 - Claudia Testoni, Italian hurdler, sprinter, and long jumper (d. 1998)
1916 - Roy Ward Baker, English director and producer (d. 2010)
1916 - Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, German political scientist, journalist, and academic (d. 2010)
1918 - Professor Longhair, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1980)
1918 - Lee Rich, American producer and production manager (d. 2012)
1920 - Little Jimmy Dickens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
1920 - David Susskind, American talk show host and producer (d. 1987)
1922 - Eamonn Andrews, Irish radio and television host (d. 1987)
1923 - Robert V. Bruce, American historian and author (d. 2008)
1923 - Gordon Jackson, Scottish-English actor and singer (d. 1990)
1924 - Carlo Chiti, Italian engineer (d. 1994)
1924 - Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1989)
1924 - Gary Morton, American comedian and producer (d. 1999)
1924 - Edmund Purdom, British-Italian actor (d. 2009)
1924 - Michel Tournier, French journalist and author (d. 2016)
1924 - Cicely Tyson, American actress
1925 - Tankred Dorst, German author and playwright (d. 2017)
1925 - William Schutz, American psychologist and academic (d. 2002)
1925 - Robert B. Sherman, American songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1926 - Bobby Layne, American football player and coach (d. 1986)
1926 - Fikret Otyam, Turkish painter and journalist (d. 2015)
1927 - James Booth, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1928 - Eve Bunting, Irish-American author and academic
1928 - Nathan Oliveira, American painter and sculptor (d. 2010)
1929 - Bob Brookmeyer, American trombonist, pianist, and composer (d. 2011)
1929 - David Douglas, 12th Marquess of Queensberry, Scottish potter
1929 - Gregory Carroll, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1929 - Howard Sackler, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1930 - Wally Olins, English businessman and academic (d. 2014)
1930 - Knut Helle, Norwegian historian and professor (d. 2015)
1932 - Salvador Elizondo, Mexican author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 2006)
1932 - Lola Hendricks, African American civil rights activist (d. 2013)
1932 - Wayne Tippit, American actor (d. 2009)
1933 - Kevan Gosper, Australian runner and politician
1933 - Christopher Smout, Scottish historian and academic
1934 - Al Kaline, American baseball player and sportscaster
1934 - Pratibha Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, 12th President of India
1934 - Casper R. Taylor, Jr., American lawyer and politician
1935 - Bobby Timmons, American pianist and composer (d. 1974)
1935 - Joanne Weaver, American baseball player (d. 2000)
1940 - Phil Ochs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
1941 - Lee Myung-bak, South Korean businessman and politician, 10th President of South Korea
1941 - Maurice White, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)
1942 - Cornell Dupree, American guitarist (d. 2011)
1942 - "Mean Gene" Okerlund, American sports announcer (d. 2019)
1943 - Ross M. Lence, American political scientist and academic (d. 2006)
1943 - James L. Jones, American general and politician, 22nd United States National Security Advisor
1944 - William Christie, American-French harpsichord player and conductor
1944 - Mitchell Feigenbaum, American physicist and mathematician (d. 2019)
1944 - Martin Hume Johnson, English physiologist and academic
1944 - Richard Leakey, Kenyan paleontologist and politician
1944 - Alvin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
1944 - Tim Reid, American actor and director
1944 - Steve Tyrell, American singer-songwriter and producer
1944 - Zal Yanovsky, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
1945 - Elaine Joyce, American actress, singer, and dancer
1945 - John McEuen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946 - Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author, and broadcaster
1946 - Robert Urich, American actor and producer (d. 2002)
1947 - Jimmy Bain, Scottish bass player and songwriter (d. 2016)
1948 - Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1949 - Orna Berry, Israeli computer scientist and businesswoman
1949 - Claudia Kolb, American swimmer
1949 - Sebastian, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950 - Eleanor J. Hill, American lawyer and diplomat
1951 - Mohammad Reza Aref, Iranian engineer and politician, 2nd Vice President of Iran
1951 - Alan Rouse, English mountaineer and author (d. 1986)
1952 - Walter Murphy, American pianist and composer
1954 - Jeff Allam, English race car driver
1954 - Tim Parks, English author and translator
1955 - Lincoln Hall, Australian mountaineer and author (d. 2012)
1955 - Rob Portman, American lawyer and politician
1956 - Phil Harris, American captain and fisherman (d. 2010)
1956 - Tom Lawless, American baseball player and manager
1956 - Shane McEntee, Irish farmer and politician, Minister of State for Food, Horticulture and Food Safety (d. 2012)
1957 - Cyril Collard, French actor, director, and composer (d. 1993)
1957 - Kevin McHale, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1958 - Steven Isserlis, English cellist and author
1958 - Limahl, English pop singer
1959 - Iván Vallejo, Ecuadorian mountaineer
1959 - Lisa Wilkinson, Australian television host and journalist
1960 - Derrick Jensen, American author and activist
1960 - Michelangelo Signorile, American journalist and author
1961 - Eric Allin Cornell, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1961 - Matthew Waterhouse, English actor and author
1961 - Reggie White, American football player and wrestler (d. 2004)
1962 - Gary Fleder, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1963 - Jennifer Beals, American model and actress
1963 - Til Schweiger, German actor, director, and producer
1964 - Béatrice Dalle, French actress
1964 - Lorie Kane, Canadian golfer
1964 - Arvydas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player
1965 - Chito Martínez, Belizean-American baseball player
1966 - Chuckii Booker, American singer-songwriter and producer
1966 - Rajesh Chauhan, Indian cricketer
1966 - Alberto Tomba, Italian skier
1966 - Eric Weinrich, American ice hockey player and coach
1967 - Criss Angel, American magician
1967 - Charles Austin, American high jumper
1968 - Kristina Keneally, American-Australian politician, 42nd Premier of New South Wales
1968 - Ken Marino, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1969 - Michael Bates, American sprinter and football player
1969 - Tom Gugliotta, American basketball player
1969 - Richard Hammond, English journalist and producer
1969 - Nayan Mongia, Indian cricketer
1969 - Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, Azerbaijani composer, pianist, and singer
1970 - Tyson Beckford, American model and actor
1971 - Karen Pickering, English swimmer
1972 - Alyssa Milano, American actress and television personality
1973 - Michalis Grigoriou, Greek footballer and coach
1973 - Erick Wainaina, Kenyan runner
1973 - Zulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist
1974 - Eduard Ivakdalam, Indonesian footballer
1974 - Joe Jurevicius, American football player
1974 - Felipe Lopez, Dominican-American basketball player
1974 - Jake Plummer, American football player and sportscaster
1974 - Ricky Ponting, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1975 - Makis Belevonis, Greek footballer
1975 - Brandon Sanderson, American author and academic
1975 - Jeremy Soule, Canadian composer
1975 - Olivier Tébily, Ivorian-French footballer
1975 - Dean Treister, Australian rugby league player
1977 - Jorge Garbajosa, Spanish basketball player
1977 - LaTasha Jenkins, American sprinter
1977 - Irina Voronina, Russian model
1978 - Patrick Casey, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1979 - Kevin Devine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979 - Rafael Soriano, Dominican baseball player
1980 - Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor and producer
1980 - Marla Sokoloff, American actress and musician
1981 - Grégory Dufer, Belgian footballer
1982 - Mo Williams, American basketball player
1983 - Nektarios Alexandrou, Cypriot footballer
1983 - Casey Crescenzo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983 - Bridget Phillipson, English politician
1983 - Laura Pomeroy, Canadian swimmer
1983 - Matt Stajan, Canadian ice hockey player
1984 - Ian Kennedy, American baseball player
1985 - Gary Cahill, English footballer
1985 - Andrea Baldini, Italian fencer
1985 - Neil Kilkenny, English-Australian footballer
1985 - Sally Kipyego, Kenyan runner
1985 - Dan Logan, English bass player
1985 - Lady Sovereign, English rapper
1986 - Calvin Andrew, English footballer
1986 - Ryan Babel, Dutch footballer
1986 - Ingrid Burley, American rapper and songwriter
1986 - Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Greek footballer
1986 - Zuzana Hejnová, Czech hurdler
1986 - Miguel Lopes, Portuguese footballer
1987 - Cédric Baseya, French-Congolese footballer
1987 - Karim Benzema, French footballer
1987 - Ronan Farrow, American activist, journalist, and lawyer
1988 - Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer
1988 - Peter Winn, English footballer
1989 - Yong Jun-hyung, South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper and producer
1989 - Michał Masłowski, Polish footballer
1989 - Kousei Miura, Japanese jockey
1989 - Hamza Riazuddin, English cricketer
1990 - Greg Bretz, American snowboarder
1991 - Declan Galbraith, English singer-songwriter
1991 - Sumire Uesaka, Japanese voice actress and singer
1992 - Iker Muniain, Spanish footballer
1992 - Raphael Spiegel, Swiss footballer
1993 - Isiah Koech, Kenyan runner
1993 - Young K, South Korean singer-songwriter
1994 - M'Baye Niang, French footballer
1994 - Maudy Ayunda, Indonesian actress and singer-songwriter
1996 - Franck Kessié, Ivorian footballer
401 - Pope Anastasius I
966 - Sancho I, king of León
1091 - Adelaide of Susa, margravine of Turin
1111 - Al-Ghazali, Iranian jurist, philosopher, and mystic (b. 1058)
1123 - Saint Berardo, Italian bishop and saint
1327 - Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy (b. 1260)
1370 - Pope Urban V (b. 1310)
1442 - Elizabeth of Luxembourg (b. 1409)
1385 - Bernabò Visconti, Lord of Milan (b. 1319)
1558 - Cornelius Grapheus, Flemish writer (b. 1482)
1637 - Christina of Lorraine, Grand Duchess consort of Tuscany (b. 1565)
1741 - Vitus Bering, Danish-Russian hydrographer and explorer (b. 1681)
1745 - Jean-Baptiste van Loo, French painter (b. 1684)
1749 - Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer (b. 1672)
1807 - Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, German-French author and playwright (b. 1723)
1813 - James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded McGill University (b. 1744)
1819 - Thomas Fremantle, English admiral and politician (b. 1765)
1848 - Emily Brontë, English novelist and poet (b. 1818)
1851 - Joseph Mallord William Turner, English painter (b. 1775)
1878 - Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)
1899 - Henry Ware Lawton, American general (b. 1843)
1915 - Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist and neuropathologist (b. 1864)
1916 - Thibaw Min, Burmese king (b. 1859)
1927 - Ashfaqulla Khan, Indian activist (b. 1900)
1927 - Ram Prasad Bismil, Indian poet and activist (b. 1897)
1932 - Yun Bong-gil, South Korean activist (b. 1908)
1933 - George Jackson Churchward, English engineer and businessman (b. 1857)
1938 - Stephen Warfield Gambrill, American lawyer and politician (b. 1873)
1944 - Abbas II of Egypt (b. 1874)
1944 - Rudolph Karstadt, German businessman (b. 1856)
1946 - Paul Langevin, French physicist and academic (b. 1872)
1953 - Robert Andrews Millikan, American physicist and eugenicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)
1968 - Norman Thomas, American minister and politician (b. 1884)
1972 - Ahmet Emin Yalman, Turkish journalist, author, and academic (b. 1888)
1976 - Giuseppe Caselli, Italian painter (b. 1893)
1982 - Dwight Macdonald, American philosopher, author, and critic (b. 1906)
1984 - Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)
1986 - V. C. Andrews, American author (b. 1923)
1986 - Werner Dankwort, Russian-German colonel and diplomat (b. 1895)
1987 - August Mälk, Estonian author, playwright, and politician (b. 1900)
1988 - Robert Bernstein, American author and playwright (b. 1919)
1989 - Stella Gibbons, English journalist, author, and poet (b. 1902)
1989 - Kirill Mazurov, Belarusian Soviet politician (b. 1914)
1991 - Joe Cole, American roadie and author (b. 1961)
1993 - Michael Clarke, American drummer (b. 1946)
1996 - Marcello Mastroianni, Italian-French actor and singer (b. 1924)
1997 - Sara Northrup Hollister, American occultist (b. 1924)
1997 - Masaru Ibuka, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (b. 1908)
1997 - Jimmy Rogers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1924)
1998 - Mel Fisher, American treasure hunter (b. 1922)
1999 - Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh soldier and actor (b. 1914)
2000 - Rob Buck, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1958)
2000 - Milt Hinton, American bassist and photographer (b. 1910)
2000 - John Lindsay, American lawyer and politician, 103rd Mayor of New York City (b. 1921)
2002 - Will Hoy, English race car driver (b. 1952)
2002 - Arthur Rowley, English footballer and manager (b. 1926)
2002 - George Weller, American author, playwright, and journalist (b. 1907)
2003 - Peter Carter-Ruck, English lawyer, founded Carter-Ruck (b. 1914)
2003 - Hope Lange, American actress (b. 1933)
2004 - Herbert C. Brown, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
2004 - Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano and actress (b. 1922)
2005 - Vincent Gigante, American mobster (b. 1927)
2008 - James Bevel, American minister and activist (b. 1936)
2008 - Carol Chomsky, American linguist and educator (b. 1930)
2008 - Michael Connell, American political consultant (b. 1963)
2008 - Dock Ellis, American baseball player and coach (b. 1945)
2009 - Kim Peek, American megasavant (b. 1951)
2010 - Anthony Howard, English journalist and author (b. 1934)
2012 - Robert Bork, American lawyer, judge, and scholar, United States Attorney General (b. 1927)
2012 - Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli general and politician, 22nd Transportation Minister of Israel (b. 1944)
2012 - Larry Morris, American football player (b. 1933)
2012 - Peter Struck, German lawyer and politician, 13th German Federal Minister of Defence (b. 1943)
2013 - Winton Dean, English musicologist and author (b. 1916)
2013 - Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer (b. 1936)
2013 - Ned Vizzini, American author and screenwriter (b. 1981)
2014 - S. Balasubramanian, Indian journalist and director (b. 1936)
2014 - Philip Bradbourn, English lawyer and politician (b. 1951)
2014 - Arthur Gardner, American actor and producer (b. 1910)
2014 - Igor Rodionov, Russian general and politician, 3rd Russian Minister of Defence (b. 1936)
2014 - Dick Thornton, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1939)
2014 - Roberta Leigh (Rita Shulman Lewin), British writer, artist and TV producer (b. 1926).
2015 - Jimmy Hill, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1928)
2015 - Greville Janner, Baron Janner of Braunstone, Welsh-English lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
2015 - Karin Söder, Swedish educator and politician, 33rd Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1928)
2016 - Andrei Karlov, Russian diplomat, Ambassador to Turkey (b. 1954)
Lillian Trasher (Episcopal Church)
Pope Anastasius I
Pope Urban V
December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Saint Nicholas Day