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  • What happened on June 10
  • June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on June 10
  • 671 – Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu.
  • 1190 – Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem.
  • 1329 – The Battle of Pelekanon results in a Byzantine defeat by the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1523 – Copenhagen is surrounded by the army of Frederick I of Denmark, as the city won’t recognise him as the successor ofChristian II of Denmark.
  • 1539 – Council of Trent: Pope Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
  • 1596 – Willem Barents and Jacob van Heemskerk discover Bear Island.
  • 1619 – Thirty Years’ War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
  • 1624 – Signing of the Treaty of Compiègne between France and the Netherlands.
  • 1692 – Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for “certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries”.
  • 1719 – Jacobite risings: Battle of Glen Shiel.
  • 1786 – A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
  • 1793 – The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.
  • 1793 – French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
  • 1805 – First Barbary War: Yusuf Karamanli signs a treaty ending the hostilities between Tripolitania and the United States.
  • 1829 – The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on the Thames in London.
  • 1838 – Myall Creek massacre: Twenty-eight Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
  • 1854 – The first class of United States Naval Academy students graduate.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Big Bethel: Confederate troops under John B. Magruder defeat a much larger Union force led by General Ebenezer W. Pierce in Virginia.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Brice’s Crossroads: Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeat a much larger Union force led by GeneralSamuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.
  • 1871 – Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 US Marines in a naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
  • 1878 – League of Prizren is established, to oppose the decisions of the Congress of Berlin and the Treaty of San Stefano, as a consequence of which the Albanian lands in Balkans were being partitioned and given to the neighbor states of Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Greece.
  • 1886 – Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and burying the famous Pink and White Terraces. Eruptions continue for 3 months creating a large, 17 km long fissure across the mountain peak.
  • 1898 – Spanish–American War: U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba.
  • 1916 – The Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire was declared by Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.
  • 1918 – The Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS Szent István sinks off the Croatian coast after being torpedoed by an Italian MAS motorboat; the event is recorded by camera from a nearby vessel.
  • 1924 – Fascists kidnap and kill Italian Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome.
  • 1925 – Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches, held in the Toronto Arena.
  • 1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
  • 1935 – Chaco War ends: A truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
  • 1940 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy’s actions in his “Stab in the Back” speech at the graduation ceremonies of theUniversity of Virginia.
  • 1940 – World War II: Norway surrenders to German forces.
  • 1940 – World War II: Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom.
  • 1942 – World War II: Nazis burn the Czech village of Lidice in reprisal for the killing of Reinhard Heydrich.
  • 1944 – World War II: 642 men, women and children massacred at Oradour-sur-Glane, France.
  • 1944 – World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia, Greece, 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
  • 1944 – In baseball, 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.
  • 1945 – Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
  • 1947 – Saab produces its first automobile.
  • 1957 – John Diefenbaker leads the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to a stunning upset in the Canadian federal election, 1957, ending 22 years ofLiberal Party government.
  • 1963 – Equal Pay Act of 1963 aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex (see Gender pay gap). It was signed into law on June 10, 1963 by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program
  • 1964 – United States Senate breaks a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading to the bill’s passage.
  • 1967 – The Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.
  • 1967 – Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1977 – James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee. He is recaptured three days later.
  • 1980 – The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
  • 1990 – British Airways Flight 5390 lands safely at Southampton Airport after a blowout in the cockpit causes the captain to be partially sucked from the cockpit. There are no fatalities
  • 1991 – Eleven-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard is kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe, California; she would remain a captive until 2009.
  • 1996 – Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without the participation of Sinn Féin.
  • 1997 – Before fleeing his northern stronghold, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen’s family members.
  • 1999 – Kosovo War: NATO suspends its airstrikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
  • 2001 – Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon’s first female saint, Saint Rafqa.
  • 2002 – The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
  • 2003 – The Spirit rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.
  • 2016 – Former The Voice contestant Christina Grimmie is fatally shot in Orlando, Florida following a concert; she died from her injuries at the age of 22.

 

 

  • Births on June 10
  • 867 – Emperor Uda of Japan (d. 931)
  • 940 – Abū al-Wafā’ Būzjānī, Persian mathematician and astronomer (d. 998)
  • 1213 – Fakhr-al-Din Iraqi, Persian poet and philosopher (d. 1289)
  • 1632 – Esprit Fléchier, French bishop and author (d. 1710)
  • 1713 – Princess Caroline of Great Britain (d. 1757)
  • 1716 – Carl Gustaf Ekeberg, Swedish physician and explorer (d. 1784)
  • 1753 – William Eustis, American physician and politician, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • 1804 – Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist and herpetologist (d. 1884)
  • 1819 – Gustave Courbet, French-Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1877)
  • 1825 – Sondre Norheim, Norwegian-American skier (d. 1897)
  • 1832 – Edwin Arnold, English poet and journalist (d. 1904)
  • 1832 – Nikolaus Otto, German engineer (d. 1891)
  • 1832 – Stephen Mosher Wood, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1920)
  • 1835 – Rebecca Latimer Felton, American educator and politician (d. 1930)
  • 1839 – Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Danish lawyer and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1912)
  • 1840 – Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter (d. 1920)
  • 1843 – Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1900)
  • 1847 – John Beresford, Irish polo player (d. 1925)
  • 1854 – Sarah Grand, Irish feminist writer (d. 1943)
  • 1859 – Emanuel Nobel, Swedish-Russian businessman (d. 1932)
  • 1862 – Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress (d. 1937)
  • 1863 – Louis Couperus, Dutch author and poet (d. 1923)
  • 1864 – Ninian Comper, Scottish architect (d. 1960)
  • 1865 – Frederick Cook, American physician and explorer (d. 1940)
  • 1880 – André Derain, French painter and sculptor (d. 1954)
  • 1882 – Nils Økland, Norwegian Esperantist and teacher (d. 1969)
  • 1884 – Leone Sextus Tollemache, English captain (d. 1917)
  • 1889 – Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor and producer (d. 1973)
  • 1891 – Al Dubin, Swiss-American songwriter (d. 1945)
  • 1895 – Hattie McDaniel, American actress (d. 1952)
  • 1897 – Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1898 – Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt (d. 1983)
  • 1899 – Stanisław Czaykowski, Polish race car driver (d. 1933)
  • 1901 – Frederick Loewe, Austrian-American composer (d. 1988)
  • 1904 – Lin Huiyin, Chinese architect and poet (d. 1955)
  • 1907 – Fairfield Porter, American painter and critic (d. 1975)
  • 1909 – Lang Hancock, Australian soldier and businessman (d. 1992)
  • 1910 – Frank Demaree, American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)
  • 1910 – Robert Still, English composer and educator (d. 1971)
  • 1911 – Ralph Kirkpatrick, American harpsichord player and musicologist (d. 1984)
  • 1911 – Terence Rattigan, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1977)
  • 1912 – Jean Lesage, Canadian lawyer and politician, 11th Premier of Quebec (d. 1980)
  • 1913 – Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian pianist and composer (d. 2007)
  • 1913 – Benjamin Shapira, German-Israeli biochemist and academic (d. 1993)
  • 1914 – Oktay Rıfat Horozcu, Turkish poet and playwright (d. 1988)
  • 1915 – Saul Bellow, Canadian-American novelist, essayist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
  • 1916 – Peride Celal, Turkish author (d. 2013)
  • 1918 – Patachou, French singer and actress (d. 2015)
  • 1918 – Barry Morse, English-Canadian actor and director (d. 2008)
  • 1919 – Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian physician and politician (d. 2007)
  • 1919 – Kevin O’Flanagan, Irish footballer, rugby player, and physician (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
  • 1921 – Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1922 – Judy Garland, American singer, actress, and vaudevillian (d. 1969)
  • 1922 – Bill Kerr, South African-Australian actor (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Paul Brunelle, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1994)
  • 1923 – Robert Maxwell, Czech-English captain, publisher, and politician (d. 1991)
  • 1924 – Friedrich L. Bauer, German mathematician, computer scientist, and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Leo Gravelle, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Nat Hentoff, American historian, author, and journalist
  • 1925 – James Salter, American novelist and short-story writer (d. 2015)
  • 1926 – Bruno Bartoletti, Italian conductor (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Lionel Jeffries, English actor, screenwriter and film director (d. 2010)
  • 1927 – László Kubala, Hungarian footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2002)
  • 1927 – Johnny Orr, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Eugene Parker, American astrophysicist and academic
  • 1927 – Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician, 29th Vice Premier of the Republic of China (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – James McDivitt, American general, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1929 – Ian Sinclair, Australian farmer and politician, 42nd Australian Minister for Defence
  • 1929 – E. O. Wilson, American biologist, author, and academic
  • 1930 – Aranka Siegal, Czech-American author and Holocaust survivor
  • 1930 – Chen Xitong, Chinese politician, 8th Mayor of Beijing (d. 2013)
  • 1931 – Bryan Cartledge, English academic and diplomat, British Ambassador to Russia
  • 1931 – João Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1932 – Pierre Cartier, French mathematician and academic
  • 1934 – Peter Gibson, English lawyer and judge
  • 1934 – Tom Pendry, Baron Pendry, English politician
  • 1935 – Vic Elford, English race car driver
  • 1935 – Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1938 – Rahul Bajaj, Indian businessman and politician
  • 1938 – Violetta Villas, Belgian-Polish singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2011)
  • 1940 – Augie Auer, American-New Zealand meteorologist (d. 2007)
  • 1940 – John Stevens, English drummer (d. 1994)
  • 1941 – Mickey Jones, American drummer
  • 1941 – Shirley Owens, American singer
  • 1941 – Jürgen Prochnow, German actor
  • 1941 – David Walker, Australian race car driver
  • 1942 – Gordon Burns, Northern Irish journalist
  • 1942 – Arthur Hamilton, Lord Hamilton, Scottish lawyer and judge
  • 1942 – Preston Manning, Canadian politician
  • 1943 – Simon Jenkins, English journalist and author
  • 1944 – Ze’ev Friedman, Polish-Israeli weightlifter (d. 1972)
  • 1947 – Michel Bastarache, Canadian businessman, lawyer, and jurist
  • 1947 – Ken Singleton, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1947 – Robert Wright, English air marshal
  • 1950 – Elías Sosa, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1951 – Dan Fouts, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1951 – Tony Mundine, Australian boxer
  • 1951 – Burglinde Pollak, German pentathlete
  • 1952 – Kage Baker, American author (d. 2010)
  • 1953 – Eileen Cooper, English painter and academic
  • 1953 – John Edwards, American lawyer and politician
  • 1953 – Garry Hynes, Irish director and producer
  • 1953 – Christine St-Pierre, Canadian journalist and politician
  • 1954 – Moya Greene, Canadian businesswoman
  • 1954 – Rich Hall, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1955 – Annette Schavan, German theologian and politician
  • 1955 – Andrew Stevens, American actor and producer
  • 1958 – Yu Suzuki, Japanese game designer and producer
  • 1959 – Carlo Ancelotti, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1959 – Eliot Spitzer, American lawyer and politician, 54th Governor of New York
  • 1961 – Maxi Priest, English singer-songwriter
  • 1962 – Anderson Bigode Herzer, Brazilian poet and author (d. 1982)
  • 1962 – Wong Ka Kui, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
  • 1962 – Brent Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1963 – Brad Henry, American lawyer and politician, 26th Governor of Oklahoma
  • 1963 – Jeanne Tripplehorn, American actress
  • 1963 – Tony Ward, American model and actor
  • 1964 – Jimmy Chamberlin, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
  • 1964 – Tony Martin, New Zealand-Australian actor and comedian
  • 1965 – Susanne Albers, German computer scientist and academic
  • 1965 – Elizabeth Hurley, English model, actress, and producer
  • 1966 – David Platt, English footballer and manager
  • 1967 – Emma Anderson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1967 – Ferdy Doernberg, English-German heavy metal musician
  • 1967 – Paul Maskey, Irish politician
  • 1967 – Darren Robinson, American rapper (d. 1995)
  • 1968 – Bill Burr, American comedian and actor
  • 1968 – The D.O.C., American rapper
  • 1968 – Derek Dooley, American football player and coach
  • 1969 – Craig Hancock, Australian rugby league player
  • 1969 – Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1969 – Kate Snow, American journalist
  • 1970 – Mike Doughty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Alex Santos, Filipino journalist
  • 1970 – Katsuhiro Harada, Japanese game designer, director, and producer
  • 1971 – Joel “JoJo” Hailey, American singer-songwriter
  • 1971 – Bobby Jindal, American journalist and politician, 55th Governor of Louisiana
  • 1971 – Bruno N’Gotty, French footballer
  • 1971 – Erik Rutan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1972 – Steven Fischer, American director and producer
  • 1972 – Radmila Šekerinska, Macedonian politician, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia
  • 1972 – Eric Upashantha, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1973 – Faith Evans, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1973 – Damian Kallabis, Polish-German runner
  • 1973 – Pokey Reese, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Dustin Lance Black, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Robert Rave, American author
  • 1975 – Rebecca Cardon, American personal trainer and author
  • 1975 – Altiyan Childs, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1975 – Risto Jussilainen, Finnish ski jumper
  • 1975 – Henrik Pedersen, Danish footballer
  • 1976 – Alari Lell, Estonian footballer
  • 1976 – James Moore, Canadian journalist and politician, 22nd Canadian Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
  • 1976 – Esther Ouwehand, Dutch politician
  • 1976 – Stefan Postma, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1976 – Hadi Saei, Iranian martial artist
  • 1977 – Adam Darski Polish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1977 – Mike Rosenthal, American football player and coach
  • 1978 – Raheem Brock, American football player
  • 1978 – Shane West, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1979 – Evgeni Borounov, Russian ice dancer and coach
  • 1979 – Kostas Louboutis, Greek footballer
  • 1979 – Svetlana Zakharova, Russian ballerina
  • 1980 – Matuzalém, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980 – Ovie Mughelli, American football player
  • 1980 – Dmitri Uchaykin, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
  • 1980 – Daniele Seccarecci, Italian bodybuilder (d. 2013)
  • 1980 – James Walsh (musician), English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist
  • 1981 – Hoku, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1981 – Mat Jackson, English race car driver
  • 1981 – Albie Morkel, South African cricketer
  • 1981 – Andrey Yepishin, Russian sprinter
  • 1982 – Laleh, Iranian-Swedish singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1982 – Tara Lipinski, American figure skater
  • 1982 – Ana Lúcia Souza, Brazilian ballerina and journalist
  • 1983 – Marion Barber III, American football player
  • 1983 – Aaron Davey, Australian footballer
  • 1983 – Leelee Sobieski, American actress and producer
  • 1983 – Steve von Bergen, Swiss footballer
  • 1984 – Johanna Kedzierski, German sprinter
  • 1984 – Dirk Van Tichelt, Belgian martial artist
  • 1985 – Richard Chambers, Irish rower
  • 1985 – Gert Dorbek, Estonian basketball player
  • 1985 – Kaia Kanepi, Estonian tennis player
  • 1985 – Kristina Lundberg, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1985 – Dane Nielsen, Australian rugby league player
  • 1985 – Andy Schleck, Luxembourger cyclist
  • 1985 – Vasilis Torosidis, Greek footballer
  • 1985 – Kreesha Turner, Canadian singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1986 – Marco Andreolli, Italian footballer
  • 1987 – Martin Harnik, German-Austrian footballer
  • 1987 – Amobi Okoye, Nigerian-American football player
  • 1989 – DeAndre Kane, American basketball player
  • 1989 – David Miller, South African cricketer
  • 1989 – Mustapha Carayol, Gambian footballer
  • 1989 – Alexandra Stan, Romanian singer-songwriter, dancer, and model
  • 1992 – Saulius Ambrulevičius, Lithuanian figure skater
  • 1992 – Kate Upton, American model and actress
  • 1993 – Vita Chambers, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1994 – Annefleur Kalvenhaar, Dutch cyclist (d. 2014)
  • 2002 – Belinda Mariano, Filipino actress

 

 

  • Deaths on June 10
  • 323 BC – Alexander the Great, Macedonian king (b. 356 BC)
  • AD 38 – Julia Drusilla, Roman sister of Caligula (b. 16 AD)
  • 223 – Liu Bei, Chinese emperor (b. 161)
  • 754 – Abul Abbas al-Saffah, Muslim caliph (b. 721)
  • 871 – Odo I, Frankish nobleman
  • 1075 – Ernest, Margrave of Austria (b. 1027)
  • 1141 – Richenza of Northeim (b. 1087)
  • 1190 – Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1122)
  • 1261 – Matilda of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1210)
  • 1338 – Kitabatake Akiie, Japanese governor (b. 1318)
  • 1364 – Agnes of Austria (b. 1281)
  • 1424 – Ernest, Duke of Austria (b. 1377)
  • 1552 – Alexander Barclay, English poet and author (b. 1476)
  • 1556 – Martin Agricola, German composer and theorist (b. 1486)
  • 1607 – John Popham, English politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1531)
  • 1654 – Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor (b. 1598)
  • 1680 – Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish lawyer and politician (b. 1635)
  • 1692 – Bridget Bishop, Colonial Massachusetts woman hanged as a witch during the Salem witch trials (b. 1632)
  • 1735 – Thomas Hearne, English historian and author (b. 1678)
  • 1753 – Joachim Ludwig Schultheiss von Unfriedt, German architect (b. 1678)
  • 1776 – Hsinbyushin, Burmese king (b. 1736)
  • 1776 – Leopold Widhalm, Austrian instrument maker (b. 1722)
  • 1791 – Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)
  • 1799 – Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Caribbean-French violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1745)
  • 1811 – Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden (b. 1728)
  • 1831 – Hans Karl von Diebitsch, German-Russian field marshal (b. 1785)
  • 1836 – André-Marie Ampère, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775)
  • 1849 – Thomas Robert Bugeaud, French general and politician (b. 1784)
  • 1849 – Robert Brown, Scottish botanist (b. 1773)
  • 1868 – Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia (b. 1823)
  • 1899 – Ernest Chausson, French composer (b. 1855)
  • 1901 – Robert Williams Buchanan, Scottish poet, author, and playwright (b. 1841)
  • 1902 – Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan priest and poet (b. 1845)
  • 1906 – Richard Seddon, English-New Zealand politician, 15th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1845)
  • 1909 – Edward Everett Hale, American minister, historian, and author (b. 1822)
  • 1914 – Ödön Lechner, Hungarian architect (b. 1845)
  • 1918 – Arrigo Boito, Italian author, poet, and composer (b. 1842)
  • 1923 – Pierre Loti, French soldier and author (b. 1850)
  • 1924 – Giacomo Matteotti, Italian lawyer and politician (b. 1885)
  • 1926 – Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell (b. 1852)
  • 1930 – Adolf von Harnack, German historian and theologian (b. 1851)
  • 1934 – Frederick Delius, English composer and educator (b. 1862)
  • 1937 – Robert Borden, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1854)
  • 1940 – Marcus Garvey, Jamaican journalist and activist, founded the Black Star Line (b. 1887)
  • 1944 – Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch mathematician and academic (b. 1910)
  • 1946 – Jack Johnson, American boxer (b. 1878)
  • 1947 – Alexander Bethune, Canadian businessman and politician, 12th Mayor of Vancouver (b. 1852)
  • 1949 – Sigrid Undset, Danish-Norwegian novelist, essayist, and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)
  • 1955 – Margaret Abbott, Indian-American golfer (b. 1876)
  • 1958 – Angelina Weld Grimké, American journalist, poet, and playwright (b. 1880)
  • 1959 – Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian politician (b. 1883)
  • 1963 – Timothy Birdsall, English cartoonist (b. 1936)
  • 1965 – Vahap Özaltay, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1908)
  • 1967 – Spencer Tracy, American actor (b. 1900)
  • 1971 – Michael Rennie, English actor (b. 1909)
  • 1973 – William Inge, American playwright and novelist (b. 1913)
  • 1974 – Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1900)
  • 1976 – Adolph Zukor, American film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (b. 1873)
  • 1982 – Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1945)
  • 1984 – Halide Nusret Zorlutuna, Turkish author and poet (b. 1901)
  • 1986 – Merle Miller, American author and playwright (b. 1919)
  • 1988 – Louis L’Amour, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1908)
  • 1991 – Jean Bruller, French author and illustrator, co-founded Les Éditions de Minuit (b. 1902)
  • 1992 – Hachidai Nakamura, Chinese-Japanese pianist and composer (b. 1931)
  • 1993 – Les Dawson, English comedian, actor, writer and presenter (b. 1931)
  • 1996 – George Hees, Canadian soldier, football player, and politician (b. 1910)
  • 1996 – Jo Van Fleet, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 1998 – Jim Hearn, American baseball player (b. 1921)
  • 1998 – Hammond Innes, English soldier and author (b. 1914)
  • 2000 – Hafez al-Assad, Syrian general and politician, 18th President of Syria (b. 1930)
  • 2000 – Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
  • 2002 – John Gotti, American mobster (b. 1940)
  • 2003 – Donald Regan, American colonel and politician, 11th White House Chief of Staff (b. 1918)
  • 2003 – Bernard Williams, English philosopher and academic (b. 1929)
  • 2003 – Phil Williams, Welsh academic and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2004 – Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1930)
  • 2004 – Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist and politician, 177th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1904)
  • 2005 – Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer, designed the Pitts Special (b. 1915)
  • 2007 – Augie Auer, American-New Zealand meteorologist (b. 1940)
  • 2008 – Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani author and diplomat (b. 1928)
  • 2009 – Stelios Skevofilakas, Greek footballer (b. 1940)
  • 2010 – Basil Schott, American archbishop (b. 1939)
  • 2010 – Sigmar Polke, German painter and photographer (b. 1941)
  • 2011 – Brian Lenihan, Jnr, Irish lawyer and politician, 25th Irish Minister for Finance (b. 1959)
  • 2012 – Piero Bellugi, Italian conductor (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Warner Fusselle, American sportscaster (b. 1944)
  • 2012 – Will Hoebee, Dutch songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
  • 2012 – Georges Mathieu, French painter and academic (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Joshua Orwa Ojode, Kenyan politician (b. 1958)
  • 2012 – George Saitoti, Kenyan economist and politician, 6th Vice-President of Kenya (b. 1945)
  • 2012 – Sudono Salim, Chinese-Indonesian businessman, founded Bank Central Asia (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – Gordon West, English footballer (b. 1943)
  • 2013 – Doug Bailey, American political consultant (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Enrique Orizaola, Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Barbara Vucanovich, American lawyer and politician (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Marcello Alencar, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 57th Governor of Rio de Janeiro (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – George A. Burton, American soldier, accountant, and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Gary Gilmour, Australian cricketer and manager (b. 1951)
  • 2014 – Robert M. Grant, American theologian and academic (b. 1917)
  • 2014 – Jack Lee, American radio host and politician (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Robert Chartoff, American film producer and philanthropist (b. 1933)
  • 2015 – Wolfgang Jeschke, German author and publisher (b. 1936)
  • 2016 – Christina Grimmie, American singer-songwriter (b. 1994)
  • 2016 – Gordie Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1928)

 

 

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  • Christian feast day:
    • Getulius, Amancius and Cerealus
    • John of Tobolsk (Russian Orthodox Church)
    • Landry of Paris
    • Olivia
    • June 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Abolition Day (French Guiana)
  • Army Day (Jordan)
  • Navy Day (Italy)
  • Portugal Day (Portugal)
  • Reconciliation Day (Republic of the Congo)

 

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