This Day in History

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Day History: April-10

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Events History


428- Nestorius -becomes Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople|Patriarch of Constantinople.

837- Halley's Comet -makes its closest approach to Earth at a distance equal to 0.0342 Astronomical unit|AU (5.1 million kilometres/3.2 million miles).

879- Louis III of France|Louis III -and Carloman II become joint List of French monarchs|Kings of the Western Franks.

1407-The lama Deshin Shekpa -visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded the title "Great Treasure Prince of Dharma".

1500- Ludovico Sforza -is captured by Switzerland|Swiss troops at Novara and is handed over to the French.

1606-The London Company|Virginia Company of London -is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing British colonization of the Americas|colonial settlements in North America.

1710-The Statute of Anne -the first law regulating copyright, comes into force in Kingdom of Great Britain|Great Britain.

1741- War of the Austrian Succession -Prussia defeats History of Austria#Charles VI and Maria Theresa (1711–1780)|Austria at the Battle of Mollwitz.

1809- Napoleonic Wars -The War of the Fifth Coalition begins when forces of the Austrian Empire invade Bavaria.

1815-The Mount Tambora -volcano begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and Year Without a Summer|affects Earth's climate for the next two years.

1816-The Federal government of the United States -approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States.

1821- Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople -is hanged by the Ottoman Empire|Ottoman government from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.

1826-The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town of Missolonghi -begin leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.

1856-The Theta Chi -fraternity is founded at Norwich University in Vermont.

1858-After the original Big Ben -a {{Convert|14.5|tonne|lb}} bell for the Palace of Westminster had cracked during testing, it is recast into the current {{convert|13.76|tonne|lb}} bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

1864-Archduke maximilian I of Mexico|Maximilian of Habsburg -is proclaimed emperor of Mexico during the French intervention in Mexico.

1865- American Civil War -A day after his surrender to Union (American Civil War)|Union forces, Confederate States of America|Confederate General Robert E. Lee Lee's Farewell Address|addresses his troops for the last time.

1866-The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals -(ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.

1868-At Arogee in Ethiopia|Abyssinia -British and Indian forces British Expedition to Abyssinia|defeat an army of Emperor Tewodros II. While 700 Ethiopians are killed and many more injured, only two British/Indian troops die.

1872-The first Arbor Day -is celebrated in Nebraska.

1887-On Easter|Easter Sunday -Pope Leo XIII authorizes the establishment of The Catholic University of America.

1904-British mystic Aleister Crowley -transcribes the third and final chapter of ''The Book of the Law''.

1912-'' RMS Titanic -' sets sail from Southampton, England on her maiden and only voyage.

1916-The Professional Golfers' Association of America -(PGA) is created in New York City.

1919- Mexican Revolution -leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.

1925-'' The Great Gatsby -' by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons.

1941- World War II -The Axis powers in Europe establish the Independent State of Croatia from occupied Kingdom of Yugoslavia|Yugoslavia with Ante Pavelić's Ustaše fascist Insurgency|insurgents in power.

1944- Rudolf Vrba -and Alfréd Wetzler escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp|Birkenau death camp.

1953- Warner Bros. -premieres the first 3-D film from a major American studio, entitled ''House of Wax (1953 film)|House of Wax''.

1957-The Suez Canal -is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.

1959- Akihito -future Emperor of Japan, marries Empress Michiko of Japan|Michiko.

1963-One hundred twenty-nine American sailors die when the submarine -{{USS|Thresher|SSN-593|6}} sinks at sea.

1968-New Zealand inter-island ferry {{ship|TEV|Wahine}} founders and sinks at the mouth of Wellington Harbour -

1970- Paul McCartney -announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.

1971- Ping-pong diplomacy -In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week-long visit.

1972-Twenty days after he is kidnapped in Buenos Aires -Oberdan Sallustro is murdered by communist guerrillas.

1972- Yinqueshan Han Tombs|Tombs -containing Yinqueshan Han Slips|bamboo slips, among them Sun Tzu's ''The Art of War|Art of War'' and Sun Bin's lost Sun Bin's Art of War|military treatise, are accidentally discovered by construction workers in Shandong.

1972- Vietnam War -For the first time since November 1967, American B-52 Stratofortress|B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam.

1972-Seventy-four nations sign the Biological Weapons Convention -the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of biological weapons.

1973-A British Vickers Vanguard -turboprop aircraft crashes in a snowstorm at Basel, Switzerland killing 104 people.

1979- 1979 Red River Valley tornado outbreak|Red River Valley tornado outbreak -A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.

1988-The Ojhri Camp -disaster: Killing more than 1,000 people in Rawalpindi and Islamabad as a result of rockets and other munitions expelled by the blast.

1991-Italian ferry {{ship|MS|Moby Prince||6}} collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno -Italy killing 140.

1991-A South Atlantic tropical cyclone|rare -tropical cyclone|tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by weather satellite|satellites.

1998- Northern Ireland -peace deal reached (Good Friday Agreement).

2009- President of Fiji -Ratu Josefa Iloilo announces he will suspend the Constitution of Fiji|constitution and assume all governance in the country, creating a 2009 Fijian constitutional crisis|constitutional crisis.

2010- Polish Air Force -Tu-154M 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash|crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing 96 people, including Polish President Lech Kaczyński and dozens of other senior officials

2014- Kathleen Sebelius -resigns as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, in light of fallout from the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov.

Famous Birthdays


401- Theodosius II -Roman emperor (d. 450)

1512- James V of Scotland -(d. 1542)

1583- Hugo Grotius -Dutch jurist and philosopher (d. 1645)

1651- Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus -German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1708)

1656- René Lepage de Sainte-Claire -French-Canadian founder of Rimouski (d. 1718)

1704- Benjamin Heath -English scholar and author (d. 1766)

1707- Michel Corrette -French organist, composer, and author (d. 1795)

1713- John Whitehurst -English geologist and clockmaker (d. 1788)

1755- Samuel Hahnemann -German physician (d. 1843)

1762- Giovanni Aldini -Italian physicist (d. 1834)

1778- William Hazlitt -English painter and critic (d. 1830)

1783- Hortense de Beauharnais -French-Dutch wife of Louis Bonaparte (d. 1837)

1794- Matthew C. Perry -American commander (d. 1858)

1806- Juliette Drouet -French actress (d. 1883)

1827- Lew Wallace -American general, lawyer, and politician, 11th Governor of New Mexico Territory (d. 1905)

1829- William Booth -English minister, founded The Salvation Army (d. 1912)

1837- Forceythe Willson -American poet (d. 1867)

1847- Joseph Pulitzer -Hungarian-American politician, journalist, and publisher, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (d. 1911)

1864- Eugen d'Albert -Scottish-German pianist and composer (d. 1932)

1865- Jack Miner -American-Canadian conservationist (d. 1944)

1867- George William Russell -Irish author, poet, and painter (d. 1935)

1868- George Arliss -English actor and playwright (d. 1946)

1873- Kyösti Kallio -Finnish politician, 4th President of Finland (d. 1940)

1877- Alfred Kubin -Austrian author and illustrator (d. 1959)

1879- Bernhard Gregory -Estonian-German chess player (d. 1939)

1879- Coenraad Hiebendaal -Dutch rower (d. 1921)

1880- Frances Perkins -American politician, 4th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 1965)

1880- Montague Summers -English clergyman and author (d. 1948)

1887- Bernardo Houssay -Argentinian physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

1891- Frank Barson -English footballer and coach (d. 1968)

1894- Ghanshyam Das Birla -Indian businessman (d. 1983)

1897- Prafulla Chandra Sen -Indian politician and Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 1990)

1897- Ross Youngs -American baseball player (d. 1927)

1903- Clare Boothe Luce -American politician and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (d. 1987)

1903- Clare Turlay Newberry -American author and illustrator (d. 1970)

1910- Margaret Clapp -American scholar and academic (d. 1974)

1910- Helenio Herrera -Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1997)

1910- Paul Sweezy -American economist and publisher, founded the ''Monthly Review'' (d. 2004)

1911- Martin Denny -American pianist and composer (d. 2005)

1911- Maurice Schumann -French journalist and politician, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (France)|Minister of Foreign for France (d. 1998)

1912- Boris Kidrič -Austrian-Slovenian politician (d. 1953)

1913- Stefan Heym -German-American author (d. 2001)

1915- Harry Morgan -American actor and director (d. 2011)

1915- Leo Vroman -Dutch-American hematologist, poet, and illustrator (d. 2014)

1916- Lee Jung Seob -Korean painter (d. 1956)

1917- Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri -Indian politician (d. 2013)

1917- Robert Burns Woodward -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)

1918- Lee Bergere -American actor (d. 2007)

1919- John Houbolt -American engineer and academic (d. 2014)

1921- Chuck Connors -American baseball player and actor (d. 1992)

1921- Jake Warren -Canadian diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (d. 2008)

1921- Sheb Wooley -American actor and singer (d. 2003)

1923- Roger Gaillard (historian)|Roger Gaillard -Haitian historian and author (d. 2000)

1923- Jane Kean -American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1924- Kenneth Noland -American painter (d. 2010)

1925- Linda Goodman -American astrologer and author (d. 1995)

1925- Angelo Poffo -American wrestler (d. 2010)

1926- Jacques Castérède -French pianist and composer (d. 2014)

1926- Junior Samples -American actor (d. 1983)

1927- Marshall Warren Nirenberg -American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)

1929- Mike Hawthorn -English race car driver (d. 1959)

1929- Max von Sydow -Swedish-French actor

1930- Claude Bolling -French pianist, composer, and actor

1930- Norma Candal -Puerto Rican actress (d. 2006)

1930- Dolores Huerta -American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers

1930- Spede Pasanen -Finnish actor, director, and producer (d. 2001)

1930- Lee Weaver -American actor

1932- Delphine Seyrig -Lebanese-American actress and director (d. 1990)

1932- Omar Sharif -Egyptian actor

1933- Rokusuke Ei -Japanese composer and author

1933- Helen McElhone -Scottish politician (d. 2013)

1933- Poncie Ponce -American actor and singer (d. 2013)

1934- David Halberstam -American journalist and author (d. 2007)

1934- Richard Peck (writer)|Richard Peck -American author

1935- John A. Bennett -American soldier (d. 1961)

1935- Patrick Garland -English actor and director (d. 2013)

1936- John Howell (athlete)|John Howell -British long jumper

1936- Milt Kogan -American actor

1936- John Madden -American football player, coach, and sportscaster

1936- Bobby Smith (rhythm and blues singer)|Bobbie Smith -American singer (The Spinners (U.S. band)|The Spinners) (d. 2013)

1937- Bella Akhmadulina -Russian poet and author (d. 2010)

1938- Don Meredith -American football player, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2010)

1939- Claudio Magris -Italian author

1940- Gloria Hunniford -Irish radio and television host

1941- Harold Long (politician)|Harold Long -Canadian politician (d. 2013)

1941- Paul Theroux -American scholar and author

1942- Ian Callaghan -English footballer

1942- Stuart Dybek -American author and poet

1942- Nick Auf der Maur -Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1998)

1943- Andrzej Badeński -Polish sprinter (d. 2008)

1943- Margaret Pemberton -English author

1944- Mike Carrell -American politician (d. 2013)

1945- Mordechai Mishani -Israeli politician (d. 2013)

1946- David Angell -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2001)

1946- Bob Watson -American baseball player and manager

1946- Adolf Winkelmann (film director)|Adolf Winkelmann -German director, producer, and screenwriter

1947- David A. Adler -American author

1947- William Castell -English businessman

1947- Bunny Wailer -Jamaican singer-songwriter and drummer (Bob Marley and the Wailers)

1949- Daniel Mangeas -French sportscaster

1950- Ken Griffey, Sr. -American baseball player and manager

1950- Eddie Hazel -American guitarist (Parliament-Funkadelic, and The Parliaments) (d. 1992)

1950- Akiko Wada -Japanese singer and actress

1951- David Helvarg -American journalist and activist

1952- Narayan Rane -Indian politician, 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra

1952- Steven Seagal -American actor, producer, and martial artist

1953- David Moorcroft -English runner and businessman

1953- Pamela Wallin -Canadian journalist and politician

1954- Paul Bearer -American wrestler and manager (d. 2013)

1954- Anne Lamott -American author

1954- Peter MacNicol -American actor

1954- Juan Williams -Panamanian-American journalist

1955- Lesley Garrett -English soprano and actress

1957- Aliko Dangote -Nigerian businessman, founded Dangote Group

1957- John M. Ford -American author and poet (d. 2006)

1957- Steve Gustafson -Spanish-American bass player (10,000 Maniacs)

1957- Rosemary Hill -English historian and author

1958- Bob Bell (motorsport)|Bob Bell -Irish engineer

1958- Yefim Bronfman -Uzbek-American pianist

1959- Babyface (musician)|Babyface -American singer-songwriter and producer (After 7, The Deele, and Manchild (band)|Manchild)

1959- Uwe Behrens -German footballer and manager

1959- Davy Carton -English-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Saw Doctors and Blaze X)

1959- Yvan Loubier -Canadian economist and politician

1959- Brian Setzer -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Stray Cats, The Tomcats, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra)

1960- Steve Bisciotti -American businessman, co-founded Allegis Group

1960- Katrina Leskanich -American-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Katrina and the Waves)

1960- Terry Teagle -American basketball player

1961- Nicky Campbell -Scottish journalist and game show host

1961- Joe Cole (roadie)|Joe Cole -American roadie and author (d. 1991)

1961- Mark Jones (basketball, born 1961)|Mark Jones -American basketball player

1962- Steve Tasker -American football player and sportscaster

1962- Viktor Zuikov -Estonian fencer

1963- Warren DeMartini -American guitarist and songwriter (Ratt)

1963- Jeff Gray (1980s pitcher)|Jeff Gray -American baseball player and coach

1963- Doris Leuthard -Swiss lawyer and politician

1964- Manon Bollegraf -Dutch tennis player

1964- Felicia Collins -American guitarist (CBS Orchestra)

1964- Gopinath Muthukad -Indian magician

1965- Tim Alexander -American drummer (Primus (band)|Primus and Major Lingo)

1966- Steve Claridge -English footballer, manager, and sportscaster

1967- Donald Dufresne -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1967- David Rovics -American singer-songwriter

1968- Orlando Jones -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Billy Jayne -American actor

1969- Ekaterini Koffa -Greek sprinter

1970- Q-Tip (musician)|Q-Tip -American rapper, producer, and actor (A Tribe Called Quest)

1970- Enrico Ciccone -Canadian ice hockey player

1970- Leonard Doroftei -Romanian-Canadian boxer

1970- Kenny Lattimore -American singer-songwriter

1971- Brad William Henke -American actor

1971- Indro Olumets -Estonian footballer

1971- Al Reyes -Dominican-American baseball player

1971- Nana Smith -American-Japanese tennis player

1972- Ed Byrne (comedian)|Ed Byrne -Irish comedian and actor

1972- Priit Kasesalu -Estonian software developer and programmer

1973- Guillaume Canet -French actor and director

1973- Roberto Carlos (footballer)|Roberto Carlos -Brazilian footballer and manager

1973- Aidan Moffat -Scottish singer-songwriter (Arab Strap (band)|Arab Strap and The Reindeer Section)

1973- Christopher Simmons -Canadian-American graphic designer, author, and academic

1974- Eric Greitens -American lieutenant

1974- Petros Passalis -Greek footballer

1974- Henning Wehn -German-English comedian

1975- Chris Carrabba -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dashboard Confessional and Further Seems Forever)

1975- Terence Lewis (choreographer)|Terrence Lewis -Indian dancer and choreographer

1975- Matthew Phillips -New Zealand-Italian rugby player

1976- Sara Renner -Canadian skier

1976- Clare Buckfield -English actress

1977- Stephanie Sheh -American voice actress

1978- Sir Christus -Finnish guitarist (Negative (glam-rock band)|Negative)

1979- Iván Alonso -Uruguayan footballer

1979- Kenyon Coleman -American football player

1979- Shemekia Copeland -American singer

1979- Rachel Corrie -American activist (d. 2003)

1979- Tsuyoshi Domoto -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (KinKi Kids, J-Friends, and Toraji Haiji)

1979- Sophie Ellis-Bextor -English singer-songwriter (Theaudience)

1979- Peter Kopteff -Finnish footballer

1980- Sean Avery -Canadian ice hockey player

1980- Charlie Hunnam -English actor and screenwriter

1980- Shao Jiayi -Chinese footballer

1980- Kasey Kahne -American race car driver

1980- Bryce Soderberg -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Lifehouse (band)|Lifehouse)

1981- Gretchen Bleiler -American snowboarder

1981- Anis Boussaïdi -Tunisian footballer

1981- Laura Bell Bundy -American actress, singer, and dancer

1981- Liz McClarnon -English singer and dancer (Atomic Kitten)

1981- Michael Pitt -American actor, singer, and guitarist (Pagoda (band)|Pagoda)

1981- Alexei Semenov -Russian ice hockey player

1982- Andre Ethier -American baseball player

1982- Damián Lanza -Ecuadorian footballer

1982- Chyler Leigh -American actress

1983- Jamie Chung -American actress

1983- Andrew Dost -American guitarist and songwriter (Fun (band)|Fun and Anathallo)

1983- Ryan Merriman -American actor

1983- Hannes Sigurðsson -Icelandic footballer

1983- Haig Sutherland -Canadian actor

1984- Faustina Agolley -English-Australian television host and producer

1984- Jeremy Barrett (figure skater)|Jeremy Barrett -American figure skater

1984- Cara DeLizia -American actress

1984- Billy Kay (actor)|Billy Kay -American actor

1984- Natasha Melnick -American actress

1984- Mandy Moore -American singer-songwriter and actress

1984- David Obua -Ugandan footballer

1984- Damien Perquis -French-Polish footballer

1984- Gonzalo Javier Rodríguez -Argentinian footballer

1985- Willo Flood -Irish footballer

1985- Jesús Gámez -Spanish footballer

1985- Dion Phaneuf -Canadian ice hockey player

1985- Paula Reca -Argentinian actress

1986- Olivia Borlée -Belgian sprinter

1986- Fernando Gago -Argentinian footballer

1986- Vincent Kompany -Belgian footballer

1986- Tore Reginiussen -Norwegian footballer

1986- Ayesha Takia -Indian actress

1986- Ben Torgersen -American actor

1987- Vladimir Ivanov (tennis)|Vladimir Ivanov -Estonian tennis player

1987- Shay Mitchell -Canadian actress

1987- Jamie Renée Smith -American actress

1987- Hayley Westenra -New Zealand soprano (Celtic Woman)

1988- Haley Joel Osment -American actor

1990- Lulinha -Brazilian footballer

1990- Ben Amos -English footballer

1990- Andile Jali -South African footballer

1990- Alex Pettyfer -English actor

1991- AJ Michalka -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (78violet)

1991- Sergiusz Żymełka -Polish actor

1994- Nerlens Noel -American basketball player

1995- Ian Nelson (actor born 1995)|Ian Nelson -American actor

2005- Big Brown -American race horse

History of Deaths


879- Louis the Stammerer -French son of Ermentrude of Orléans (b. 846)

948- Hugh of Italy -(b. 885)

1533- Frederick I of Denmark -(b. 1471)

1545- Costanzo Festa -Italian composer (b. 1485)

1585- Pope Gregory XIII -(b. 1502)

1599- Gabrielle d'Estrées -French mistress of Henry IV of France (b. 1571)

1601- Mark Alexander Boyd -Scottish soldier and poet (b. 1562)

1619- Thomas Jones (bishop)|Thomas Jones -English-Irish archbishop (b. 1550)

1640- Agostino Agazzari -Italian composer and theorist (b. 1578)

1646- Santino Solari -Swiss architect and sculptor (b. 1576)

1667- Jan Marek Marci -Czech physician (b. 1595)

1704- William Egon of Fürstenberg -German bishop (b. 1629)

1706- Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall -Irish general (b. 1666)

1756- Giacomo Antonio Perti -Italian composer (d. 1661)

1760- Jean Lebeuf -French historian (b. 1687)

1786- John Byron -English admiral (b. 1723)

1806- Horatio Gates -English-American general (b. 1727)

1813- Joseph Louis Lagrange -Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1736)

1821- Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople -(b. 1746)

1823- Karl Leonhard Reinhold -Austrian philosopher (b. 1757)

1871- Lucio Norberto Mansilla -Argentinian general and politician (b. 1789)

1904- Isabella II of Spain -(b. 1830)

1909- Algernon Charles Swinburne -English author, poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1837)

1919- Emiliano Zapata -Mexican general (b. 1879)

1920- Moritz Cantor -German historian (b. 1829)

1931- Kahlil Gibran -Lebanese-American poet and painter (b. 1883)

1938- Joe "King" Oliver -American cornet player and bandleader (b. 1885)

1942- Carl Schenstrøm -Danish actor (b. 1881)

1943- Andreas Faehlmann -Estonian sailor (b. 1898)

1945- Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman -Dutch printer (b. 1882)

1947- Charles Nordhoff -English-American author(b. 1887)

1954- Auguste and Louis Lumière|Auguste Lumière -French director and producer (b. 1862)

1954- Oscar Mathisen -Norwegian speed skater (b. 1888)

1955- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin -French priest and philosopher (b. 1881)

1958- Chuck Willis -American singer-songwriter (b. 1928)

1960- André Berthomieu -French director and screenwriter (b. 1903)

1962- Michael Curtiz -Hungarian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1886)

1962- Stuart Sutcliffe -Scottish bass player (The Beatles) (b. 1940)

1965- Lloyd Casner -American race car driver (b. 1928)

1965- Linda Darnell -American actress (b. 1923)

1966- Evelyn Waugh -English soldier, author, and educator (b. 1903)

1968- Gustavs Celmiņš -Latvian politician (b. 1899)

1969- Harley Earl -American businessman (b. 1893)

1975- Marjorie Main -American actress (b. 1890)

1978- Hjalmar Mäe -Estonian politician (b. 1901)

1979- Nino Rota -Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1911)

1980- Kay Medford -American actress (b. 1914)

1983- Issam Sartawi -Palestinian activist (b. 1935)

1986- Linda Creed -American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)

1991- Kevin Peter Hall -American actor (b. 1955)

1991- Martin Hannett -English guitarist and producer (The Invisible Girls) (b. 1948)

1991- Natalie Schafer -American actress (b. 1900)

1992- Sam Kinison -American comedian and actor (b. 1953)

1993- Chris Hani -South African activist and politician (b. 1942)

1994- Sam B. Hall, Jr. -American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1924)

1995- Morarji Desai -Indian politician, 4th Prime Minister of India (b. 1896)

1997- Michael Dorris -American author (b. 1945)

1998- Archbishop Seraphim of Athens -(b. 1913)

1999- Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat -German biochemist (b. 1910)

2000- Peter Jones (actor)|Peter Jones -English actor and screenwriter (b. 1920)

2000- Larry Linville -American actor (b. 1939)

2000- Kirsten Rolffes -Danish actress (b. 1928)

2003- Little Eva -American singer (b. 1943)

2004- Jacek Kaczmarski -Polish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and poet (b. 1957)

2005- Norbert Brainin -Austrian violinist (Amadeus Quartet) (b. 1923)

2005- Scott Gottlieb -American drummer (Bleed the Dream) (b. 1970)

2005- Archbishop Iakovos of America -(b. 1911)

2005- Al Lucas -American football player (b. 1978)

2007- Charles Philippe Leblond -French-Canadian biologist (b. 1910)

2007- Dakota Staton -American singer (b. 1930)

2009- Deborah Digges -American poet (b. 1950)

2010- Passengers in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash -

2010- Dixie Carter -American actress (b. 1939)

2010- Arthur Mercante, Sr. -American boxer and referee (b. 1920)

2011- Mikhail Rusyayev -Russian footballer (b. 1964)

2011- Homer Smith (American football)|Homer Smith -American football player and coach (b. 1931)

2012- Raymond Aubrac -French engineer and activist (b. 1914)

2012- Barbara Buchholz -German theremin player and composer (b. 1959)

2012- Virginia Spencer Carr -American author and academic (b. 1929)

2012- Lili Chookasian -American opera singer (b. 1921)

2012- Luis Aponte Martínez -Puerto Rican cardinal (b. 1922)

2012- Akin Omoboriowo -Nigerian lawyer and politician (b. 1932)

2012- Grant Tilly -Australian-New Zealand actor (b. 1937)

2012- Carlos Truan -American politician (b. 1935)

2012- John Weaver (artist)|John Weaver -American-Canadian sculptor (b. 1920)

2013- Lorenzo Antonetti -Italian cardinal (b. 1922)

2013- Raymond Boudon -French sociologist and academic (b. 1934)

2013- Karol Castillo -Peruvian model (b. 1989)

2013- Binod Bihari Chowdhury -Bangladeshi activist (b. 1911)

2013- Jimmy Dawkins -American singer and guitarist (b. 1936)

2013- Robert Edwards (physiologist)|Robert Edwards -English physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)

2013- Dick Hart (golfer)|Dick Hart -American golfer (b. 1935)

2013- Olive Lewin -Jamaican anthropologist, musicologist, and author (b. 1927)

2013- Robert Hugh McWilliams, Jr. -American lawyer and judge (b. 1916)

2013- Gordon Thomas (cyclist)|Gordon Thomas -English cyclist (b. 1921)

2013- Angela Voigt -German long jumper (b. 1951)

2014- Dominique Baudis -French journalist and politician (b. 1947)

2014- Joe Dini -American politician (b. 1929)

2014- Bill Doolittle -American football player and coach (b. 1923)

2014- Jim Flaherty -Canadian lawyer and politician, 37th Minister of Finance (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Finance (b. 1949)

2014- Phyllis Frelich -American actress (b. 1944)

2014- Richard Hoggart -English author and academic (b. 1918)

2014- Sue Townsend -English author and playwright (b. 1946)