Here are a few notable and famous deaths from this day in history:
2003 - Katharine Hepburn dies of natural causes at 96. She was an American actress (. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years.
1995 - Lana Turner dies of cancer at 74. She was an American actress who worked in film, television, theater, and radio. Over the course of her nearly 50-year career, she achieved fame as both a pin-up model and a dramatic actress as well as for her highly publicized personal life.
1941 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski dies at 80. He was a Polish pianist and composer, freemason, politician, statesman and spokesman for Polish independence. His musical fame opened access to diplomacy and the media.