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Gerard Henderson’s Media Watch Dog reviews the ABC’s Canberra Confidential (ouch), ABC group-think (ouch) and a couple of the Left’s sillier media figures (double ouch).
I can’t see this smash-and-grab raid - this theft - ending very well:
Eurozone leaders and the IMF on Saturday announced an unprecedented levy on all deposits in Cypriot banks as the sting in the tail of a 10-billion-euro bailout for the near-bankrupt government in Nicosia.
Intended to apply to everyone from pensioners to Russian oligarchs alleged to have billions stashed away in what officials say is a bloated Cypriot banking sector, the “stability levy” immediately raised a flood of concerns among finance experts over a possible bank run in bigger eurozone economies, where fragile public finances are also under scrutiny…
The levy will see deposits of more than 100,000 euros in Cypriot banks hit with a 9.9 percent charge when lenders re-open their doors on Tuesdayafter a scheduled bank holiday on Monday. Under that threshold and the levy drops to 6.75 percent.
David Rose of the Daily Mail:
Steadily climbing orange and red bands on the graph show the computer predictions of world temperatures used by the official United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The estimates – given with 75 per cent and 95 per cent certainty – suggest only a five per cent chance of the real temperature falling outside both bands.
But when the latest official global temperature figures from the Met Office are placed over the predictions, they show how wrong the estimates have been, to the point of falling out of the ‘95 per cent’ band completely.
In 1977 we were warned of the ‘next ice age’, now we are warned that the planet is getting dangerously hot
Varying fears: In 1977 we were warned of the ‘next ice age’, now we are warned that the planet is getting dangerously hot
The graph shows in incontrovertible detail how the speed of global warming has been massively overestimated. Yet those forecasts have had a ruinous impact on the bills we pay, from heating to car fuel to huge sums paid by councils to reduce carbon emissions.
(Thanks to reader Barry and others.)
What The Age reports:
What reader Ashley says:
Rachel Griffiths did not reference andrew bolt at the quills as widely reported. She was referencing Andrew [Jaspan’s] comments that women might not be tough enough to hold editor positions in Australian newsrooms. The Gina Rinehart take Andrew to lunch and eat him was not a fat joke but a comment on how that would be like a lion taking a mouse to lunch.
I don’t know what really happened. I loathe and detest groupthink gathering where journalists congratulate each other. I haven’t been to such awards nights for many, many years, and do not believe journalists should solicit the approval of the peers, rather than their audiences.
Incidentally, best columnist/blogger award went to the ABC’s Barrie Cassidy.
Bravo, Piers Akerman, for angrily challenging the three snickering and sneering members of the journalist collective on the set of Insiders to fight for free speech. There was some noisy spinning of wheels in reverse after that justifiably furious outburst, but too little and too late.
Journalists panting for their muzzle.
And what also disgusts me - that pack-attack and group-think mentality which makes so much of Australia’s media so intellectually lazy, complacent and incurious, and so prey to fashionable enthusiasms such as global warming. So Malcolm laughs at Piers as Karen laughs even harder, while glancing over to Barrie to check he’s laughing, too.
More on this issue in the Herald Sun tomorrow.
I just watched Insiders on TV and it occurred to me, that those journalists would be apoplectic if a Liberal Party had introduced this bill.They’re just sycophants.
Piers showed the passion that every advocate of freedom should show. Funnily enough the 3 govt scriptwriters on the panel thought the proposed legislation was flawed yet were willing to compromise their profession. Shame on them. Well done Piers, you showed us their true colours - weak kneed apologists.
Piers was inspirational this morning on the Insiders. He tore in the other 3 clowns for their laughing. What, are they too dumb to realize what Conroy’s legislation will mean to them? Or are they too much in Labor’s pocket to protest against the attack on their freedom (of the press). Let us all be inspired by Piers’ deeds and be as strong in condemning Conroy’s legislation.
Even knowing of the predominantly left-leaning bias of the Insiders guests (plus host), I was appalled at the sniggering, sarcastic interruptions to the legitimate opinion put forward by Piers Akerman. Barrie Cassidy, Karen Middleton and Malcolm Farr, being journalists, should hang their heads in shame at their brazen attempts to muzzle and denigrate other points of view. An unfortunate new low for the taxpayer-funded ABC, but perhaps a reflection of the presenters’ recognition of the chaos that is the Gillard Government.
What does one say when you see such an inspirational performance from Piers on Insiders this morning? It just illustrates how naive and laid back Australians have become to believe that this attack on our freedom of speech is okay. It is not, and all just to get News Limited because they have highlighted the failings of this government. I didn’t notice their shouting in 2007 when the media backed Kevin Rudd.My sister commented to me yesterday that it reminds her of Chifley’s intention to nationalise the banks in 1949.Let us all be inspired by Piers.
It was a shocker! And then Farr says at the end of the programme congratulations to Barrie Cassidy about some award he had won.Another award for the groupthink set.
Reader Peter of Bellevue Hill:
AB, I think Farr has the most to answer for: after all, the proposed print media reforms don’t touch the the other two. While Barrie and Karen should have to wear the shame of their efforts this morning forevermore, Farr should retire immediately. If he’s so lost to the Left that he can’t bring himself to defend his own freedom, then clearly the time has come for him to give the game away.
Another Insiders panellist begs for a muzzle:
But what Mike Seccombe also does is:
A: misrepresent Piers’ argument, thereby committing the sin he claims we need new laws to stop.B: suggest this really is the Gillard Government using state power to attack a single media group, a misuses of state power to which he does not object.
You wonder why some cultured countries, or at least their elites, once permitted a slide into totalitarianism, or, indeed, actually cheered it on.
No, this isn’t a totalitarian country. But the first lurches towards a control of the free press are meeting an astonishing lack of resistance from those who should care most.
Yet another journalist calling for the muzzle:
What a gross misrepresentation of what Piers, said, with free slander thrown in.
But where is Bongiorno’s own accountability? What will it take for him to finally correct and apologise for this astonishing misrepresentation he perpetrated on ABC Radio National’sBreakfast?:
Of course we do know [Tony Abbott] stoutly defended [immigration spokesman] Scott Morrison, who thought that asylum seekers who are on bridging visas should be tagged the same way as sex offenders.
As I pointed out at the time:
Morrison said or suggested no such thing. The closest anyone in the Opposition came to saying anything of the kind was Opposition frontbencher Eric Abetz - who actually rejected a suggestion, put to him by a journalist, that asylum seekers be put on a register like sex offenders. No mention of tagging at all.
Bongiorno has ascribed to Morrison a view not expressed by him or any other Liberal, and done so on the basis of a misquote of someone else.
Bongiorno never corrected, never apologised. Should a new (Liberal-appointed) media supercop force him to?
Professor Sinclair Davidson:
Andrew, for further stupidity, see Farr’s ridiculous tweeting after the show in which he completely twists what Piers was actually saying. And yes, cheered on by the usual subjects.
(Thanks to reader Andy.)
KERRY O’BRIEN: Okay. We’re right up against it for time but I have got to ask one personal question. On a personal note, Kevin Rudd’s personal hero was the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Yours I understand was the iconic Welsh Labour figure in British politics Nigh [sic] Bevan.In a couple of sentences, why? Because he never did make it to the top.
JULIA GILLARD: He never did make it to the top but I suppose to be true to my roots - I was born in Wales - to be true to my roots, you would expect me to pick a Welshman.
(Thanks to reader Jules.)
News Ltd boss Kim Williams gives a forensic explanation of the dangers of Gillard’s proposed new law to control the media:
The draft Bills confirm the media sector’s worst fears:• Key legal concepts remain undefined;• The proposed regulator retains wide powers to undermine journalists’ ability to do their job by withdrawing their protections under the Privacy Act;• It will potentially stop media companies’ ability to set up new channels, publications and online sites;• There are no appeal rights;• And extraordinarily, the Government will make it retrospective and therefore apply to commercial agreements concluded before the passage of any Bills.
The big-talking head of what was billed Australia’s biggest Muslim conference said he’d invited lots of foreign speakers - who turned out to include a gaggle of hate-preachers and bigots.
Now come a few excuses:
BROTHER Waseem Razvi, the organiser of the Australian Islamic Peace Conference, opened the event in front of about 2000 faithful yesterday with two apologies.
Advertised keynote speaker Sheik Abdul Rahman al-Sudais—the imam of the Grand Mosque of Mecca, whose invitation had drawn opprobrium from Jewish, Christian and interfaith groups concerned about his calls for the annihilation of the Jews and descriptions of them as “pigs and monkeys”—could not make the Melbourne conference “for personal reasons”.The office of Immigration Minister Brendan O’Connor informed The Australian on Monday that Sheik Sudais, who had been denied entry to Canada and the US, had not applied for a visa.Mr Razvi told the faithful that Sheik Sudais had every intention of coming until the last minute…He then went on to apologise for the absence of his second choice of sheik to lead the Salatul Jummah prayer, Kuwaiti Sheik Mishary Alafasy. “He is very sick and he is not able to come out of the jet-lag of travelling from Kuwait to Australia yesterday,” Mr Razvi said.
Instead, Brother Imran of the Indian Islamic Research and Education Foundation and Sheik Anwar Sahib, New Zealand’s only Salafist sheik, led the prayers.
I might believe this man if it were not for his recent lecture explaining the circumstances under which lying is permissible:
Lying is not permissible in islam except in three cases.
One, a person lying in order to bring two people together, or two communities together or two nations together. Second, a person lying in a situation in war… And the third reason is a husband lying to his wife [or vice versa]
Astonishingly, given the bigots Ramzi claims to have invited, the Islamic Council of Victoria maintains its support:
Victoria’s peak Islamic representative body wishes to express its grave concern and disappointment regarding commentary surrounding the upcoming Australian Islamic Peace Conference. The Peace Conference is being organised and held by an affiliate member of the ICV, the Islamic Research and Education Academy, with the official support of the ICV.The stated aims of the Peace Conference are:1. To provide a platform for Muslim organizations to come together;
2. To facilitate dialogue between multiple faith groups by inviting representatives of other faiths to speak;3. To build bridges between local authorities and the Muslim community via engagement with numerous authorities, including police and government.
Public commentary made regarding this conference has been derogatory and Islamophobic. Particularly noteworthy is the marked difference in tone between discussions about the Peace Conference as opposed to the recent visit of Geert Wilders. It is worth stating to begin with that comparing the visit of a renowned hate monger, whose stated aim is to enact discrimination against Muslims including their deportation with a Peace conference whose aim is precisely the opposite, is offensive.
This is astonishing. If criticising this conference is “Islamophobic”, I can only presume that what is being attacked is indeed Islam as defined by Victoria’s peak Islamic group. Moreover, if this is indeed Islam, then a phobia of it strikes me as positively healthy and a legitimate expression of self-defence:
And when you check precisely what a number of the speakers have said, you come up with a picture of Islam remarkably similar to the one Geert Wilders is trying to warn against.
Take the main organiser himself. In a lecture recorded last December in Melbourne, Waseem Razvi, who supports Sharia law in Australia, said Islam allowed violence in defence of the faith:You don’t have to try to convince by being compromising on Islam … you don’t have to say that Islam is all about peace, “no we don’t fight, we are not violent.” You know, the Prophet fought 30 wars … yes, we are not non-violent, we are violent but when there is a need for it. We are battles people. We are not like Buddhists wearing an orange dress and always saying we want peace, and you never get your own country. No, we fight for our country. We have in Islam Jihad, yes, but we will never do terrorism. Yes Jihad is very Islamic, so you don’t have to retreat from that.
Here are some facts you should know about the other invited speakers.Al-Azhar Sheikh Abdur-Rahman Al-Sudais, imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, is the highest-ranking cleric in the Sunni Muslim world. He has prayed to God to “terminate” the Jews and is a virulent anti-Semite to judge from hissermons:
[Jews are] the scum of the human race, the rats of the world, the violators of pacts and agreements, the murderers of the prophets, and the offspring of apes and pigs…
Read history and you will understand that the Jews of yesterday are the evil fathers of the Jews of today, who are evil offspring, infidels, distorters of [others’] words, calf-worshippers, prophet-murderers, prophecy-deniers... the scum of the human race‘whom Allah cursed and turned into apes and pigs...’ These are the Jews, an ongoing continuum of deceit, obstinacy, licentiousness, evil, and corruption...Another invited speaker is Sheikh Assim Al-Hakeem, who says the punishment for gays is death:In a video on YouTube in which he is asked whether being gay is wrong, Al-Hakeem says homosexuality is ‘unnatural’.
‘If you refer to the Old Testament, you will find that homosexuality is forbidden and the punishment for that is stoning to death. In Islam, the same thing applies.He added: ‘Homosexuality is an abnormality which should be treated and should not be accepted as a normal thing.’
In answer to a question on his website, Al-Hakeem also compares gay people to ‘animals that seek only their sexual satisfaction through their weird ways’.What is the penalty on a person who change his religion from islam to some other religion ?
This is apostasy and it is punishable by death in an Islamic society.Another invited speaker - described by the conference organiser as “my boss’s boss” - is Sheikh Zakir Naik, who has said he was a supporter of Osama bin Laden if he was attacking enemies of Islam:
Every Muslim should be a terrorist.It is a blatant, open secret that this attack on the Twin Towers was done by George Bush himself.
Another invited speaker is Abu Hamza from Melbourne-based IISNA, who has offered Muslims advice on ”how to beat your wife” to make them “shape up”:In a lecture titled “The Keys to a Successful Marriage”, ... Mr Hamza said men could beat their wives, “to shape them up"…
He also said women “must respond” if their husbands wanted to have sex, and ridiculed laws that prohibit rape within marriage…In the sermon Mr Hamza initially tells his listeners “don’t hit your wife”.But he goes on to detail how men should hit their wives, according to his interpretation of Islamic teachings.He says it is permissible to hit women as a “last resort” but that “the beating the Mohammed showed is like the toothbrush that you use to brush your teeth”.
“You are not allowed to bruise them, you are not allowed to make them bleed...”
Sheikh Yee, another invitee, claims Jews celebrated the September 11 attacks, which weren’t the work of Muslims, and Jews are the real extremists:The most extreme nation in this world is the Jews. So if they use ‘extremists,’ it doesn’t apply to Muslims. It applies to the Jews. They are the extremists of the world. That’s why they kill Palestinians every day.... [Jews] go to Hell.Another invited speaker is Melbourne’s Sheikh Abu Ayman (aka Sheikh Omran), who long defended Osama bin Laden:
I dispute any evil action linked to bin Laden.He is a good man in some ways, and not in other ways.Another invitee is from the Islamic Online University of Bilal Philips, who has been linked to jihadists and terrorist groups:But the choice of Philips is even odder given the United States named him as an “unindicted co-conspirator” over the 1993 bombing of New York’s World Trade Centre, and our own security agencies judged him such a threat he was banned from coming here.
Philips insists he rejects terrorism and considers al-Qaida a “deviate” group. But ... he was hired by the Saudi air force during the first Gulf War to preach to American soldiers stationed in Saudi Arabia and convert them to Islam…Philips didn’t just take down their names; he also visited them back in America. “My role was confined to encouraging them to train Muslim-American volunteers and go to Bosnia to help the mujahidin and take part in the war (against Serbia),” he boasted. That worked, too.Philips says his name was dragged into the investigation of the first World Trade Centre bombing, in which six people were killed, because some African-American soldiers he’d converted were offered by someone else to Sheik Abdel Rahmen, spiritual head of the terrorists behind the attack....
And to those invitees these, as noted by an informed observer:
The mainstream Muslim community will not be represented at this conference. Those absent from the list of speakers include moderate Muslims such as the ABC’s Waleed Aly, or Melbourne University scholar Professor Abdullah Saeed. Instead, perhaps in an attempt to avoid more visa refusals, the conference plans to video live-stream two American preachers with questionable histories.Sheikh Yasir Qadhi, who taught the ‘Christmas Day Underpants Bomber’ at his Al-Maghrib institute, refuses to openly condemn militant jihad, saying “My hands are tied, and my tongue is silent.” Sheikh Yusuf Estes advised a group of Muslim men on how to deal with disobedient wives: “Roll up a newspaper and give her a crack. Or take a yardstick, something like this, and you can hit.”
Does the ICV truly endorse these invitees? Does it truly claim that to criticise such speakers is “Islamophobic”?
If so, I must be “Islamophobic”, too. Who shouldn’t be?
Europe’s carbon price is now just a fifth of Australia’s absurd $23 a tonne:
European Union carbon permits posted their biggest weekly drop since January as nations and other policy makers considered a plan to temporarily remove supply from the market.
EU carbon for December fell 11 percent this week to close at 3.78 euros ($4.94) a metric ton on the ICE Futures Europe exchange in London
In two years, under Labor’s policy, we’ll be linked to Europe’s price. Current prices suggest that compensation pitched now for a $23 a tonne price will then be funded by a tax that’s just a fraction of that, leaving a multi-billion-dollar hole. Time Climate Change Minister Greg Combet came clean on his mendacious spin.
Meanwhile, China keeps stalling on its own miniscule tax:
China will wait until after this year to introduce a tax on carbon, deferring to concern that economic growth might suffer, a government researcher said.
The nation eventually expects to introduce a levy of 5 yuan to 10 yuan (80 cents to $1.61) per ton of carbon, Jia Kang, head of research at the Ministry of Finance, said in Beijing yesterday.
In New Zealand, where the main source of electricity is hydro power anyway, the carbon price is in the cellar:
We really do look ridiculous in our gold-plated global warming evangelism.
(Thanks to reader David.)
Rudd’s “Ides of March” declaration.
(Via Tim Blair.)
(c)2012 — at San Francisco Zoo.
Goodnight. May the Lord bless you with healing, while you sleep. ♥
(c)2012 — at San Francisco Zoo.
It is ok to be gay
Thats a wrap for Ninjas Guide Part 3 - love u guys
Agnetha with the Swedish singer Loreen! Together two winners from ESC
The Doctor is coming! The new series of Doctor Who starts on Sunday March 31, 7.30pm, ABC TV1 Australia. Geronimo!
BAM....Current Ovation Prime Energy Flux!
Lots of Ionization Occurring in the Upper Atmosphere....as the first Wave has Arrived...
Teach the cattle to respect fences ..
First NOAA redefined how sea surface temperature anomalies should be calculated to account for a fictitious global warming signal in the NINO3.4 region. Then they conveniently forgot about their redefinition of La Niña years in the 2012 State of the Climate Report—then corrected the mistake long after the mainstream media has moved on to other ways to misinform the public about human-induced global warming. Now NOAA can’t seem to figure out how to determine El Niño and La Niña events based on their new definition.
If NOAA wants to stop confusing themselves, maybe they should switch back to the old version and forget this nonsensical new version of their Oceanic NINO Index.
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Last Friday's Warriors warming up for a big class filled with challenges, choices and change. Remember to bring your A game to every single class guys and girls, and to also drink a nice big cup of concrete to harden yourselves up! The time we waste complaining can be used towards progressing and becoming better, so no complaints, no excuses, no doubts, just bring your very best and nothing less! #team9lives #9livesparkour #fairfield #parkour #freerunning #training #noexcuses
Enjoyed catching up with Chris Holstein MP, Member for Gosford and members of the Central Coast Greek and Chinese communities today at the Central Coast Harmony Day celebrations at The Entrance.
Spent St Patrick’s Day 2013 celebrating the cultural diversity on the Central Coast at the Wyong Shire Council and Gosford City Council Harmony Day celebrations at The Entrance.
Congratulations to Wyong Mayor Doug Eaton and Gosford Mayor Lawrie McKinna (pictured with Ruby Eaton from the China Australia Friendship Association and the Chinese Lion Dance Group) for both Central Coast Local Councils providing a fantastic day of activities to celebrate Harmony Day.
Russian support of Putin exaggerated?
An Irishman was flustered not being able to find a parking space in a large mall's parking lot.
"Lord,"he prayed,"I can't stand this.If you open a space up for me,I swear I'll give up drinking me whiskey, and I promise to go to church every Sunday."
Suddenly, the clouds parted and the sun shone on an empty parking spot. Without hesitation, the man said,"Never mind,I found one."
4 her, so she can see herself through my eyes
I'm not US based and do not know about common core, although I would guess it is merely an attempt to take responsibility from the states and give to federal government a duplicating authority and bureaucracy. If you compare education today, as an average, with three hundred years ago, you would see vast improvement on numeracy issues. True, we might not estimate the tare weight of a horse and buggy as well, but the improvement is undeniable and shows the difference between a bureaucratic education system and a much cheaper model. I love Math and have all my life, but after I left school, I finished University part time and worked full time as a bank teller. I once wanted to compute the change of interest for a customer and realised I'd forgotten how. I was nervous about my knowledge while I was training to be a Math Teacher but teacher educators convinced me that osmosis would kick in. I taught myself because I had to both times. Education systems are broad and account for a vast range of students. I have no problems with allowing kids to progress at their own rate. Bootstrapping will still be needed tomorrow because of my attitude. I feel it is incumbent on us as educators to teach to the middle of a class and allow the high achievers to excel, while supporting the most challenged as we can.
UP TO 80% OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE AFGHANI ARMY DESERTERS - Larry Pickering
“Most illegal immigrants flooding into Australia without papers are composed of Afghani Army personnel”, an employee connected to Christmas Island has claimed.
The processing centre at Christmas Island is being manipulated by corrupt Iranian and Afghani interpreters who advise the army deserters to say they are lowly farmers.
Australian Officials, suspicious of their claims, have been jetting these dodgy detainees in their hundreds to the infamous Curtin Detention Centre in Western Australia.
The Centre, described as the “Hell Hole” is in a remote area 2,000, kilometres north of Perth.
Designed to hold 1400 of the most violent and suspect detainees, it was recently all but vacated after the disease Guillain-Barré syndrome broke out affecting locals.
In April 2010, the Rudd government decided to reopen the “horror centre” for what he termed “single male asylum seekers”, and those who fall within the category of, "do not process".
In charge of security is Serco Plc, a UK publicly listed company, the Asia-Pacific arm of which has been contracted to the Australian Government.
It has each Australian employee on signed confidentiality agreements.
Serco has usurped billions of Australian taxpayer funds, mostly wasted on renting material and white goods that could be purchased outright for the cost of one week’s rent.
Marquees and air conditioning units are ready and rented at $10,000 per week in lots of ten to cater for the expected overflow from Christmas Island.
At least three passenger airliners are chartered permanently to shuffle detainees between centres. As few as three detainees at a time are flown into the Curtin Centre, claimed one employee.
Describing their company Serco Plc said: “We provide catering, recreation, education and excursions, manage accommodation, facilities, maintenance, transport and logistics, security, training and procurement. Our employees look after thousands of people in locations all over Australia, responding to their cultural, religious and individual needs.” Mmmm.
Of most concern is the whereabouts of the 1,000 unprocessed illegal Curtin detainees who have now been dispersed to Australian cities.
“These blokes are rock-hard fit and looking for trouble”, said one Curtin employee.
Sam (not her real name) is a small part Aboriginal girl once employed by Serco.
She is too frightened to talk but an angry relative explained that Sam’s job was to escort groups of these men to Canberra and Melbourne.
They were taken to holding centres before being given bridging visas and were then dispersed into the community, legally unable to work.
After six trips Sam resigned because of the sexual abuse she suffered. Traumatised, she is now living back with her family in Derby.
Enquires from Derby to Broome, including Police stations have been met with a terse “no comment.”
“Waste is rampant”, said one local. “Tradespeople are charging up to $10 a kilometre to drive to and from the Centre to fix a washer on a tap.
"I was charging $2 a kilometre until I found out what the other guys were charging, so I put my bill in at $10 per kilometre and they never said a word, they seem to just pay whatever you invoice them for.
“If one (of the detainees) gets a toothache or anything, someone has to come out from Derby and take them back for treatment. It’s often hours waiting before they are ready to go back.”
“We are not allowed phones there”, said another ex-employee, “but I tested the phones available to the detainees and I could phone anywhere in the world.”
Another informant said that the local Derby refrigeration store, Lindsay Howard, was robbed of thousands of dollars of equipment which somehow found its way to the Curtin Centre on rental agreements. “Nothing came of it”, he said.
“It seems this Serco mob spends more time covering stuff up than doing their job here.”
So us Aussies can look forward to another tranche of thousands of Islamic Afghani army deserters soon to be scattered unprocessed throughout our communities.
Meanwhile, the Gillard Government equivocates over whether legitimate Afghani interpreters, currently risking their lives to assist our army in Afghanistan, should be allowed entry.
They are marked men once we leave.
Bloody good eh?
Asylum seekers, my arse!
Hilarious? I don't agree with the hostage taker's methods .. but killing him isn't an act of justice.
- 455 – After arranging for the assassination ofValentinian III, Petronius Maximus seized the throne of the Western Roman Empire, only to be killed 11 weeks later during the sack of Rome.
- 1891 – The transatlantic steamship SS Utopia accidentally collided with the battleship HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar, sinking in less than twenty minutes (pictured) and killing 562.
- 1963 – The most recent eruption of Mount Agung on Bali, Indonesia, killed approximately 1,500 people.
- 1969 – Golda Meir became the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
- 1988 – Eritrean War of Independence: The Eritrean People's Liberation Front encircled an Ethiopian force and gained a decisive victory in theBattle of Afabet.
- 45 BC – In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.
- 180 – Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.
- 455 – Petronius Maximus becomes, with support of the Roman Senate, emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
- 624 – Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeat the Quraysh of Mecca in the Battle of Badr.
- 1337 – Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.
- 1776 – American Revolution: British forces evacuate Boston, Massachusetts, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington andHenry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.
- 1780 – American Revolution: George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence".
- 1805 – The Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King.
- 1842 – The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is formed;
- 1860 – The First Taranaki War begins in Taranaki, New Zealand, a major phase of the New Zealand land wars.
- 1861 – The Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) is proclaimed.
- 1891 – SS Utopia collides with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sinks, killing 562 of the 880 passengers on board.
- 1921 – The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
- 1939 – Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and Japan begins,
- 1941 – In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- 1942 – Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.
- 1945 – The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany, collapses, ten days after its capture.
- 1947 – First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
- 1948 – The Benelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.
- 1950 – Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name "Californium".
- 1957 – A plane crash in Cebu, Philippines kills Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
- 1958 – The United States launches the Vanguard 1 satellite.
- 1959 – Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
- 1960 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
- 1963 – Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
- 1966 – Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the DSV Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
- 1969 – Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
- 1970 – My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
- 1973 – The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family.
- 1979 – The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
- 1985 – Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
- 1988 – A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
- 1988 – Eritrean War of Independence: The Nadew Command, an Ethiopian army corps in Eritrea, is attacked on three sides by military units of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front in the opening action of the Battle of Afabet.
- 1992 – Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
- 1992 – A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.
- 2000 – More than 800 members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in what is considered to be a mass murder and suicide, orchestrated by leaders of the cult.
- 2003 – Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Robin Cook, resigns from the British Cabinet in disagreement with government plans for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
- 2004 – Unrest in Kosovo: More than 22 are killed and 200 wounded. 35 Serbian Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Niš are destroyed.
- 2008 – Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. Lieutenant Governor David Paterson becomes New York State governor.
- 2011 – Libyan civil war: The United Nations Security Council adopts United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, authorizing a military intervention by member states to protect civilians in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
- 1231 – Emperor Shijō of Japan (d. 1242)
- 1473 – King James IV of Scotland (d. 1513)
- 1628 – François Girardon, French sculptor (d. 1715)
- 1665 – Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, French musician, harpsichordist and composer (d. 1729)
- 1676 – Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (d. 1732)
- 1686 – Jean-Baptiste Oudry, French painter, engraver, and tapestry designer (d. 1755)
- 1725 – Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)
- 1747 – Johannes Jährig, German linguist (d. 1795)
- 1777 – Patrick Bronte, Anglo-Irish writer, curate, and father of the Brontë sisters (d. 1861)
- 1777 – Roger Brooke Taney, 5th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1864)
- 1780 – Thomas Chalmers, Scottish pastor, social reformer, author, and scientist (d. 1847)
- 1781 – Ebenezer Elliott, British poet (d. 1849)
- 1787 – Edmund Kean, English actor (d. 1833)
- 1804 – Jim Bridger, American trapper and explorer (d. 1881)
- 1820 – Jean Ingelow, English poet (d. 1897)
- 1834 – Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and inventor (d. 1900)
- 1846 – Kate Greenaway, English author and illustrator (d. 1901)
- 1849 – Charles F. Brush, American inventor and entrepreneur (d. 1929)
- 1856 – Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (d. 1910)
- 1862 – Silvio Gesell, Belgian economist (d. 1930)
- 1864 – Joseph Baptista, Indian Home Rule Movement founder (d. 1930)
- 1866 – Pierce Butler, American jurist (d. 1939)
- 1870 – Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (d. 1951)
- 1872 – Konstantinos Skarlatos, Greek shooter (d. 1969)
- 1876 – Frederick Ayres, American composer (d. 1926)
- 1877 – Frank Castleman, American sportsman (d. 1946)
- 1877 – Otto Gross, Austrian psychoanalyst (d. 1920)
- 1880 – Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)
- 1880 – Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
- 1881 – Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
- 1883 – Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
- 1884 – Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)
- 1885 – Ralph Rose, American track and field athlete (d. 1913)
- 1886 – Princess Patricia of Connaught (d. 1974)
- 1888 – Paul Ramadier, French politician (d. 1961)
- 1892 – Sayed Darwish, Egyptian Singer and Composer (d. 1923)
- 1894 – Paul Green, American writer (d. 1981)
- 1897 – Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970)
- 1901 – Alfred Newman, American composer (d. 1970)
- 1902 – Bobby Jones, American golfer (d. 1971)
- 1906 – Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996)
- 1907 – Jean Van Houtte, Belgian politician (d. 1991)
- 1910 – Sonny Werblin, American football franchise owner (d. 1991)
- 1911 – Vello Kaaristo, Estonian cross-country skier (d. 1965)
- 1912 – Bayard Rustin, American civil rights activist (d. 1987)
- 1914 – Sammy Baugh, American football player (d. 2008)
- 1915 – Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006)
- 1915 – Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
- 1919 – Nat King Cole, American singer and musician (d. 1965)
- 1920 – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding Leader of Bangladesh (d. 1975)
- 1921 – Meir Amit, Israeli politician and general (d. 2009)
- 1925 – Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian actor
- 1926 – Siegfried Lenz, German writer
- 1926 – Marjory Shedd, Canadian badminton player
- 1927 – Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (d. 2008)
- 1928 – William John McKeag, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
- 1930 – Paul Horn, American jazz flutist
- 1930 – James Irwin, American astronaut (d. 1991)
- 1931 – David Peakall, British scientist (d. 2001)
- 1932 – Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist
- 1933 – Myrlie Evers-Williams, American activist
- 1936 – Ladislav Kupkovic, Slovakian composer
- 1936 – Patty Maloney, American actress
- 1936 – Ken Mattingly, American astronaut
- 1937 – Adam Wade, American singer and actor
- 1938 – Rudolf Nureyev, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
- 1938 – Keith O'Brien, Scottish cardinal
- 1938 – Zola Taylor, American singer (The Platters) (d. 2007)
- 1939 – Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
- 1939 – Bill Graham, Canadian politician
- 1939 – Giovanni Trapattoni, Italian football manager
- 1939 – Robin Knox-Johnston, British Yachtsman
- 1940 – Mark White, American politician
- 1941 – Paul Kantner, American musician (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and KBC Band)
- 1941 – Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese politician
- 1942 – John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (d. 1994)
- 1943 – Jim Weatherly, American singer-songwriter
- 1944 – Pattie Boyd, British photographer and model
- 1944 – Cito Gaston, American baseball player and manager
- 1944 – John Sebastian, American singer and songwriter (The Lovin' Spoonful and The Mugwumps)
- 1945 – Michael Hayden, American Air Force General and CIA director
- 1945 – Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982)
- 1946 – Harold Brown, American musician (War, Lowrider Band)
- 1947 – Jan Andersson, Swedish politician
- 1947 – Yury Chernavsky, Russian composer and producer
- 1947 – James Morrow, American author
- 1948 – Alex MacDonald, Scottish footballer and football manager
- 1948 – William Gibson, American writer
- 1949 – Patrick Duffy, American actor
- 1949 – Daniel Lavoie, Canadian singer and songwriter
- 1949 – Pat Rice, Irish footballer and manager
- 1950 – Patrick Adams, American record producer and songwriter
- 1950 – Michael Been, American singer/songwriter/musician (The Call (band)) (d. 2010)
- 1951 – Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
- 1951 – Scott Gorham, American musician (Thin Lizzy and 21 Guns)
- 1951 – Craig Ramsay, Canadian hockey player
- 1951 – Kurt Russell, American actor
- 1952 – Susie Allanson, American singer and actress
- 1952 – Barry Horne, Animal rights activist (d. 2001)
- 1952 – Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
- 1953 – Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist (d. 2001)
- 1953 – Chuck Muncie, American football player
- 1954 – Lesley-Anne Down, English actress
- 1955 – Mark Boone Jr., American actor
- 1955 – Cynthia McKinney, American politician
- 1955 – Paul Overstreet, American singer and songwriter
- 1955 – Gary Sinise, American actor
- 1956 – Patrick McDonnell, American cartoonist
- 1956 – Rory McGrath, English comedian and writer
- 1957 – Michael Kelly, American journalist (d. 2003)
- 1958 – Pat Bolland, Canadian Broadcaster
- 1958 – Christian Clemenson, American actor
- 1958 – Jorge Ramos, Mexican news anchor
- 1959 – Danny Ainge, American basketball player and coach
- 1959 – Paul Black, American singer (L.A. Guns)
- 1960 – Rebeca Arthur, American actress
- 1960 – Arye Gross, American actor
- 1960 – Vicki Lewis, American actress
- 1961 – Sam Bowie, American basketball player
- 1961 – Andrew Paul, English actor
- 1961 – Dana Reeve, American actress and activist (d. 2006)
- 1961 – Casey Siemaszko, American actor
- 1961 – Alexander Bard, Swedish singer and producer (Army Of Lovers, Vacuum, and Bodies Without Organs)
- 1962 – Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, Dutch politician
- 1962 – Clare Grogan, Scottish actress and singer
- 1962 – Rob Sitch, Australian director, producer and screenwriter
- 1963 – Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor
- 1963 – Nick Peros, Canadian composer
- 1963 – Jaggesh, Indian actor in Kannada cinema
- 1964 – Lee Dixon, English footballer
- 1964 – Rob Lowe, American actor
- 1964 – Sulev Oll, Estonian journalist and poet
- 1964 – Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
- 1966 – Jeremy Sheffield, English actor
- 1967 – Van Conner, American musician (Screaming Trees)
- 1967 – Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan, Spirits in the Sky, and Starchildren)
- 1967 – Barry Minkow, American criminal
- 1968 – Mathew St. Patrick, American actor
- 1969 – Patricia Ford, American model
- 1969 – Edgar Grospiron, French skier
- 1969 – Alexander McQueen, British fashion designer (d. 2010)
- 1970 – Patrick Lebeau, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1970 – Yanic Truesdale, Canadian actor
- 1970 – Gene Ween (Aaron Freeman), American musician (Ween)
- 1971 – Bill Mueller, American baseball player
- 1972 – Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian musician (Hole)
- 1972 – Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
- 1972 – Mia Hamm, American soccer player
- 1972 – Torquil Campbell, lead singer and songwriter for Montreal-based band Stars
- 1973 – Rico Blanco, Filipino singer (Rivermaya)
- 1973 – Caroline Corr, Irish singer and musician (The Corrs)
- 1973 – Amelia Heinle, American actress
- 1973 – Vance Wilson, American baseball player
- 1973 – Jerome Woods, American football player
- 1974 – Marisa Coughlan, American actress
- 1974 – Mark Dolan, British television host
- 1974 – Swifty McVay (Ondre Moore), American rapper (D12)
- 1974 – Oliver Palotai, German keyboard player (Doro, Kamelot, and Sons of Seasons)
- 1975 – Justin Hawkins, British singer (The Darkness, British Whale, and Hot Leg)
- 1975 – Gina Holden, Canadian actress
- 1975 – Andrew "Test" Martin, Canadian wrestler (d. 2009)
- 1975 – Puneet Rajkumar, Indian actor, singer, and director
- 1975 – Natalie Zea, American actress
- 1976 – Brittany Daniel, American actress
- 1976 – Cynthia Daniel, American actress and photographer
- 1976 – Scott Downs, American baseball player
- 1976 – Stephen Gately, Irish singer and actor (Boyzone) (d. 2009)
- 1976 – Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
- 1977 – Tamar Braxton, American singer and television personality
- 1978 – Jason M. Burns, American writer
- 1979 – Nicole "Coco" Austin, American model
- 1979 – Stormy Daniels, American porn actress
- 1979 – Andrew Ference, Canadian hockey player
- 1979 – Samoa Joe, Samoan wrestler
- 1979 – Sharman Joshi, Indian actor
- 1979 – Stephen Kramer Glickman, American actor and comedian
- 1980 – Danny Califf, American soccer player
- 1980 – Katie Morgan, American porn actress
- 1981 – Aaron Baddeley, Australian golfer
- 1981 – Servet Çetin, Turkish footballer
- 1981 – Eva Fislová, Slovak tennis player
- 1981 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player
- 1981 – Thorsten Stuckmann, German footballer
- 1982 – Steven Pienaar, South African footballer
- 1983 – Raul Meireles, Portuguese footballer
- 1984 – Ryan Rottman, American actor
- 1985 – Vassiliki Arvaniti, Greek volleyball player
- 1986 – Edin Džeko, Bosnian footballer
- 1986 – Miles Kane, British musician (The Little Flames, The Rascals, and The Last Shadow Puppets)
- 1986 – Nick Newell, American mixed martial artist
- 1986 – Olesya Rulin, Russian actress
- 1987 – Krisnan Inu, New Zealand rugby player
- 1987 – Rob Kardashian, American television personality and model
- 1987 – Ryan Parent, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1987 – Bobby Ryan, American ice hockey player
- 1988 – Fraser Forster, English footballer
- 1988 – Rasmus Elm, Swedish footballer
- 1988 – Ryan White, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1989 – Shinji Kagawa, Japanese footballer
- 1989 – Mason Musso, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Metro Station)
- 1990 – Saina Nehwal, Indian badminton player
- 1992 – Eliza Bennett, English actress and singer
- 45 BC – Titus Labienus, Roman leader (b. c. 100 BC)
- 180 – Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (b. 121)
- 460 – Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland (b. 387)
- 659 – Gertrude of Nivelles, Belgian abbess (b. 626)
- 1040 – Harold Harefoot, King of England (b. c. 1015)
- 1058 – Lulach, King of Scots (b. 1030)
- 1199 – Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow (b. 1130s)
- 1272 – Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (b. 1220)
- 1425 – Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (b. 1407)
- 1516 – Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1479)
- 1565 – Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (b. 1500)
- 1620 – St. John Sarkander, Polish and Moravian priest (b. 1576)
- 1640 – Philip Massinger, English dramatist (b. 1583)
- 1649 – Gabriel Lallemant, French Jesuit missionary, one of the Canadian Martyrs (b. 1610)
- 1680 – François de La Rochefoucauld, French writer (b. 1613)
- 1704 – Menno van Coehoorn, Dutch military engineer (b. 1641)
- 1713 – Juraj Jánošík, Slovak outlaw (b. 1688)
- 1715 – Gilbert Burnet, Scottish Bishop of Salisbury (b. 1643)
- 1741 – Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (b. 1671)
- 1764 – George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, English astronomer
- 1782 – Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (b. 1700)
- 1830 – Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (b. 1764)
- 1846 – Friedrich Bessel, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1784)
- 1849 – William II of the Netherlands (b. 1792)
- 1853 – Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist and mathematician (b. 1803)
- 1871 – Robert Chambers, Scottish naturalist (b. 1802)
- 1875 – Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist (b. 1832)
- 1893 – Jules Ferry, French statesman (b. 1832)
- 1917 – Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (b. 1838)
- 1926 – Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (b. 1853)
- 1937 – Austen Chamberlain, English statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1863)
- 1941 – Marguerite Nichols, American actress (b. 1895)
- 1946 – Dai Li, Chinese spymaster (b. 1897)
- 1946 – William Merz, American gymnast and athlete (b. 1878)
- 1949 – Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (b. 1882)
- 1956 – Fred Allen, American actor and comedian (b. 1894)
- 1956 – Irène Joliot-Curie, French physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1897)
- 1957 – Ramon Magsaysay, President of the Philippines (b. 1907)
- 1958 – John Pius Boland, Irish politician and gold medalist tennis player (b. 1870)
- 1961 – Susanna M. Salter, American politician (b. 1860)
- 1962 – Pat Clayton, British surveyor and explorer (b. 1896)
- 1965 – Amos Alonzo Stagg, American football coach (b. 1862)
- 1969 – Frederick Garfield Gilmore, American featherweight boxer (b. 1887)
- 1974 – Louis Kahn, American architect (b. 1901)
- 1976 – Luchino Visconti, Italian director (b. 1906)
- 1981 – Paul Dean, American baseball player (b. 1913)
- 1983 – Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
- 1987 – Santo Trafficante, Jr., American gangster (b. 1914)
- 1988 – Nikolas Asimos, Greek composer and singer (b. 1949)
- 1989 – Merritt Butrick, American actor (b. 1959)
- 1990 – Capucine, French actress (b. 1931)
- 1990 – Ric Grech, British bass player (Family, Blind Faith, and Traffic) (b. 1946)
- 1992 – Grace Stafford, American actress (b. 1903)
- 1993 – Helen Hayes, American actress (b. 1900)
- 1994 – Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and director (b. 1925)
- 1995 – Rick Aviles, American actor (b. 1952)
- 1995 – Ronald "Ronnie" Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)
- 1996 – René Clément, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1913)
- 1996 – Terry Stafford, American singer (b. 1941)
- 1997 – Jermaine Stewart, American singer (b. 1957)
- 1998 – Harold Copp, Canadian scientist (b. 1915)
- 1999 – Ernest Gold, Austrian composer (b. 1921)
- 1999 – Rod Hull, British comedian (b. 1936)
- 1999 – Jean Pierre-Bloch, French resistant and politician (b. 1905)
- 2002 – Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (b. 1911)
- 2002 – Van Tien Dung, Vietnamese general and politician (b. 1917)
- 2002 – Pat Weaver, American broadcast executive (b. 1908)
- 2003 – Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (b. 1902)
- 2004 – Rachel Hudson, British murder victim (b. 1984)
- 2004 – J.J. Jackson, American radio and television personality (b. 1941)
- 2005 – Royce Frith, Canadian diplomat, public servant and politician (b. 1923)
- 2005 – George F. Kennan, American Cold War strategist and historian (b. 1904)
- 2005 – Andre Norton, American writer (b. 1912)
- 2006 – Bob Blue, American songwriter and teacher (b. 1948)
- 2006 – Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (b. 1913)
- 2006 – Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (b. 1913)
- 2006 – Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (b. 1955)
- 2007 – John Backus, American computer scientist (b. 1924)
- 2007 – Roger Bennett, American gospel singer and pianist (Legacy Five and The Cathedrals) (b. 1959)
- 2007 – Jim Cronin, British animal welfare activist (b. 1951)
- 2008 – Roland Arnall, United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (b. 1939)
- 2009 – Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian politician and television host (b. 1937)
- 2009 – Fernand Lindsay, Canadian churchman, educator, organist and musical festival director (b. 1929)
- 2010 – Alex Chilton, American musician (Box Tops and Big Star) (b. 1950)
- 2010 – Sid Fleischman, American author (b. 1920)
- 2010 – Charlie Gillett, British musicologist and radio presenter (b. 1942)
- 2011 – Michael Gough, British actor (b. 1916)
- 2011 – Ferlin Husky, American singer (b. 1925)
- 2012 – Margaret Whitlam, Australian published author, social worker, former champion swimmer and wife of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam (b. 1919)
- 2012 – Paul Boyer, American historian and educator (b. 1935)
- 2012 – John Demjanjuk, Ukrainian convicted Nazi war criminal (b. 1920)
- 2012 – Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, 117th Pope of the Coptic Christian Church (b. 1923)
Holidays and observances
- Christian Feast Day:
- Evacuation Day (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
- Liberalia, in honor of Liber Pater. Considered by some to be part of Agonalia. (Ancient Rome)
- National Muay Thai Day
- Saint Patrick's Day, a public holiday in Ireland, Montserrat and the Canadian Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, widely celebrated elsewhere in North America and worldwide.