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Day History: April-11

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Events History


491-Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor -with the name of Anastasius I (emperor)|Anastasius I.

1079-Bishop Stanislaus of Szczepanów|Stanislaus of Kraków -is executed by order of Bolesław II the Generous|Bolesław II of Poland.

1241- Batu Khan -defeats Béla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Muhi.

1512- War of the League of Cambrai -France|French forces led by Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours|Gaston de Foix win the Battle of Ravenna (1512)|Battle of Ravenna.

1544-French forces defeat a Spanish army at the Battle of Ceresole -

1689- William III of England|William III -and Mary II of England|Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Great Britain|Britain.

1713- War of the Spanish Succession -(Queen Anne's War): Treaty of Utrecht (1713)|Treaty of Utrecht.

1727-Premiere of Johann Sebastian Bach -s St Matthew Passion BWV 244b at the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig

1809- Battle of the Basque Roads -Naval battle fought between France and the United Kingdom

1814-The Treaty of Fontainebleau (1814)|Treaty of Fontainebleau -ends the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon Bonaparte, and forces him to abdicate unconditionally for the first time.

1856- Second Battle of Rivas|Battle of Rivas -Juan Santamaria burns down the hostel where William Walker (filibuster)|William Walker's filibuster (military)|filibusters are holed up.

1868-Former Shogun -Tokugawa Yoshinobu surrenders Edo Castle to Imperial forces, marking the end of the Tokugawa shogunate.

1876-The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks -is organized.

1881- Spelman College -is founded in Atlanta|Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African-American women.

1888-The Concertgebouw -in Amsterdam is inaugurated.

1908-{{SMS|Blücher}}, the last armored cruiser -to be built by the German Imperial Navy, launches.

1909-The city of Tel Aviv -is founded.

1913-The Nevill Ground -s pavilion is destroyed in a suffragette arson attack becoming the only cricket ground to be attacked by suffragettes.

1919-The International Labour Organization -is founded.

1921- Emir -Abdullah I of Jordan|Abdullah establishes the first centralised government in the newly created British protectorate of Emirate of Transjordan|Transjordan.

1945- World War II -American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp.

1951- Korean War -President Harry Truman Dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur|relieves General of the Army (United States)|General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.

1951-The Stone of Scone -the stone upon which Scotland|Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey.

1952-The Battle of Nanri Island -takes place.

1955-The Air India -Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.

1957-United Kingdom agrees to Singapore -n Self-governance of Singapore|self-rule.

1961-The trial of Adolf Eichmann -begins in Jerusalem.

1963- Pope John XXIII -issues ''Pacem in Terris'', the first encyclical addressed to all instead of to Catholics alone.

1965-The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965 -Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people.

1968-President Lyndon B. Johnson -signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.

1970-'' Apollo 13 -' is launched.

1972-First edition of the BBC -comedy panel game ''I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue'' is broadcast, one of the longest running British radio shows in history.

1976-The Apple I -is created.

1977- London Transport Executive (GLC)|London Transport -s Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II|Silver Jubilee Routemaster|buses are launched.

1979- Uganda -dictator Idi Amin is deposed.

1981-A massive Brixton riot (1981)|riot -in Brixton, South London, results in almost 300 police injuries and 65 serious civilian injuries.

1987-The Peres-Hussein London Agreement|London Agreement -is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan.

1989- Ron Hextall -becomes the first goaltender in National Hockey League|NHL history to score a goal (ice hockey)|goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs|playoffs.

1990-Customs officers in Middlesbrough -England, United Kingdom, say they have seized what they believe to be the barrel of a Supergun|massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq.

1993-Four hundred fifty prison -rs Prison riot|rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio|Lucasville, Ohio, and continued to do so for ten days, citing grievances related to Incarceration in the United States#Conditions|prison conditions, as well as the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis) against their religious beliefs.

2001-The detained crew of a United States EP-3E -aircraft that Hainan Island incident|landed in Hainan, China after a collision with a Shenyang J-8|J-8 fighter, is released.

2002-The Ghriba synagogue bombing -by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.

2002- Venezuelan coup attempt of 2002|Over two hundred thousand people marched -in Caracas towards the Presidential Palace of Miraflores, to demand the resignation of president Hugo Chávez. 19 of the protesters are killed, and the Minister of Defense Gral. Lucas Rincon announces Hugo Chávez resignation on national TV.

2006- Iranian President -Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.

2007- 11 April 2007 Algiers bombings|2007 Algiers bombings -Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers kill 33 people and wound a further 222 others.

2011-An 2011 Minsk Metro bombing|explosion -in the Minsk Metro, Belarus kills 15 people and injures 204 others.

2012-An 8.2 magnitude April 2012 Aceh earthquake|earthquake -hits Indonesia, off northern Sumatra at a depth of 16.4 km. A tsunami hits the island of Nias at Indonesia.

Famous Birthdays


145- Septimius Severus -Roman emperor (d. 211)

1357- John I of Portugal -(d. 1433)

1374- Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March -(d. 1398)

1492- Marguerite de Navarre -French wife of Henry II of Navarre (d. 1549)

1592- John Eliot (statesman)|John Eliot -English politician (d. 1632)

1683- Jean-Joseph Mouret -French composer (d. 1738)

1715- John Alcock (organist)|John Alcock -English organist and composer (d. 1806)

1721- David Zeisberger -Czech-American clergyman and missionary (d. 1808)

1722- Christopher Smart -English actor, playwright, and poet (d. 1771)

1755- James Parkinson -English surgeon, geologist, and paleontologist (d. 1824)

1770- George Canning -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1827)

1794- Edward Everett -American educator and politician, 15th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1865)

1798- Macedonio Melloni -Italian physicist (d. 1854)

1819- Charles Hallé -German-English pianist and conductor (d. 1895)

1825- Ferdinand Lassalle -German jurist and philosopher (d. 1864)

1827- Jyotirao Phule -Indian scholar, philosopher, and activist (d. 1890)

1856- Arthur Shrewsbury -English cricketer (d. 1903)

1859- Stefanos Thomopoulos -Greek historian (d. 1939)

1862- William Wallace Campbell -American astronomer and academic (d. 1938)

1862- Charles Evans Hughes -American lawyer and politician, 44th United States Secretary of State (d. 1948)

1864- Johanna Elberskirchen -German feminist (d. 1943)

1866- Bernard O'Dowd -Australian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1953)

1867- Mark Keppel -American educator (d. 1928)

1869- Kasturba Gandhi -Indian wife of Mohandas Gandhi (d. 1944)

1869- Gustav Vigeland -Norwegian sculptor (d. 1943)

1873- Edward Lawson (VC)|Edward Lawson -English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1955)

1876- Paul Henry (painter)|Paul Henry -Irish painter (d. 1958)

1876- Ivane Javakhishvili -Georgian historian (d. 1940)

1879- Bernhard Schmidt -German optician (d. 1935)

1887- Jack Phillips (wireless officer)|Jack Phillips -English telegraphist (d. 1912)

1887- Jamini Roy -Indian painter (d. 1972)

1888- Donald Calthrop -English actor (d. 1940)

1889- Nick LaRocca -American trumpet player and bandleader (Original Dixieland Jass Band) (d. 1961)

1890- Rachele Mussolini -Italian wife of Benito Mussolini (d. 1979)

1893- Dean Acheson -American lawyer and politician, 51st United States Secretary of State (d. 1971)

1896- Léo-Paul Desrosiers -Canadian journalist and author (d. 1967)

1899- Percy Lavon Julian -American chemist (d. 1975)

1900- Sándor Márai -Hungarian journalist and author (d. 1989)

1904- Kundan Lal Saigal -Indian singer and actor (d. 1947)

1905- Attila József -Hungarian poet (d. 1937)

1906- Dale Messick -American illustrator (d. 2005)

1907- Paul Douglas (actor)|Paul Douglas -American actor (d. 1959)

1907- Ivor Spencer-Thomas -Welsh farmer and businessman (d. 2001)

1908- Jane Bolin -American judge (d. 2007)

1908- Masaru Ibuka -Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (d. 1997)

1908- Dan Maskell -English tennis player and sportscaster (d. 1992)

1908- Leo Rosten -Polish-American author and academic (d. 1997)

1910- António de Spínola -Portuguese general and politician, 14th President of Portugal (d. 1996)

1912- John Levy (musician)|John Levy -American bassist (d. 2012)

1913- Oleg Cassini -French-American fashion designer (d. 2006)

1914- Norman McLaren -Scottish-Canadian animator, director, and producer (d. 1987)

1914- Robert Stanfield -Canadian politician, 17th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 2003)

1916- Alberto Ginastera -Argentinian composer (d. 1983)

1916- Howard W. Koch -American director and producer (d. 2001)

1917- Danny Gallivan -Canadian sportscaster (d. 1993)

1917- David Westheimer -American author (d. 2005)

1918- Richard Wainwright (politician)|Richard Wainwright -English politician (d. 2003)

1919- Raymond Carr -English historian and academic

1920- Emilio Colombo -Italian politician, 40th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 2013)

1920- Peter O'Donnell -English author (d. 2010)

1920- William Royer -American politician (d. 2013)

1921- Jim Hearn -American baseball player (d. 1998)

1922- Arved Viirlaid -Estonian-Canadian soldier and author

1923- George J. Maloof, Sr. -American businessman (d. 1980)

1924- Mohammad Naseem -Pakistani-English activist (d. 2014)

1925- Viktor Masing -Estonian botanist and ecologist (d. 2001)

1925- Pierre Péladeau -Canadian businessman, founded Quebecor (d. 1997)

1926- Victor Bouchard -Canadian pianist and composer (d. 2011)

1926- Ernest Chapman -Australian rower (d. 2013)

1926- Gervase de Peyer -English clarinet player and conductor

1926- Karl Rebane -Estonian physicist and academic (d. 2007)

1928- Ethel Kennedy -American wife of Robert F. Kennedy

1928- Edwin Pope -American journalist

1928- Tommy Tycho -Hungarian-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2013)

1930- Nicholas F. Brady -American politician, 68th United States Secretary of the Treasury

1930- Anton LaVey -American occultist, founded the Church of Satan (d. 1997)

1931- Lewis Jones (rugby)|Lewis Jones -Welsh rugby player

1931- Johnny Sheffield -American actor (d. 2010)

1931- Koichi Sugiyama -Japanese composer and conductor

1932- Joel Grey -American actor, singer, and dancer

1933- Tony Brown (journalist)|Tony Brown -American journalist

1934- Mark Strand -Canadian-American poet

1934- Ron Pember -English actor, director and playwright

1935- Richard Berry (musician)|Richard Berry -American singer-songwriter (The Flairs) (d. 1997)

1935- Richard Kuklinski -American murderer (d. 2006)

1936- Brian Noble (bishop)|Brian Noble -English bishop

1937- Jill Gascoine -English actress and author

1938- Gerry Baker -American soccer player and manager (d. 2013)

1938- Michael Deaver -American politician, Deputy White House Chief of Staff (d. 2007)

1938- Kurt Moll -German opera singer

1939- Luther Johnson (Guitar Junior)|Luther Johnson -American singer and guitarist

1939- Louise Lasser -American actress

1940- Col Firmin -Australian politician (d. 2013)

1940- Thomas Harris -American author and screenwriter

1941- Ellen Goodman -American journalist

1941- Shirley Stelfox -English actress

1942- Anatoly Berezovoy -Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2014)

1942- James Underwood -English pathologist and academic

1943- John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich -English businessman and politician

1943- Harley Race -American wrestler and trainer

1944- Peter Barfuß -German footballer

1945- John Krebs, Baron Krebs -English zoologist and academic

1944- John Milius -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1946- Laurie Faso -American actor and game show host

1946- Bob Harris (radio)|Bob Harris -English radio host

1947- Lev Bulat -Russian physicist

1947- Uli Edel -German director and screenwriter

1947- Frank Mantooth -American pianist and composer (d. 2004)

1947- Peter Riegert -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1947- Meshach Taylor -American actor (d. 2014)

1947- Michael T Wright (Engineer)|Michael T Wright -English engineer and academic

1949- Bernd Eichinger -German director and producer (d. 2011)

1949- Carl Franklin -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1950- Tom Hill (musician)|Tom Hill -English bass player and songwriter (Geordie (band)|Geordie)

1950- Bill Irwin -American clown and actor

1951- Doris Angleton -American murder victim (d. 1997)

1951- Paul Fox (musician)|Paul Fox -English singer and guitarist (The Ruts) (d. 2007)

1951- James Patrick Kelly -American author

1952- Nancy Honeytree -American singer and guitarist

1952- Indira Samarasekera -Sri Lankan engineer and academic

1952- Peter Windsor -English-Australian journalist and sportscaster

1953- Guy Verhofstadt -Belgian politician, 47th Prime Minister of Belgium

1953- Andrew Wiles -English mathematician and academic

1954- Abdullah Atalar -Turkish engineer and academic

1954- Aleksandr Averin (cyclist)|Aleksandr Averin -Azerbaijani cyclist

1954- Francis Lickerish -English guitarist and composer (The Enid and Secret Green)

1954- David Perrett -Scottish psychologist and academic

1954- Ian Redmond -English biologist and conservationist

1954- Willie Royster -American baseball player

1954- Attila Sudár -Hungarian water polo player

1955- Kevin Brady -American politician

1955- Michael Callen -American singer-songwriter and activist (The Flirtations (group)|The Flirtations) (d. 1993)

1955- Micheal Ray Richardson -American basketball player and coach

1955- Neville Staple -Jamaican-English singer-songwriter (The Specials, Fun Boy Three, and Special Beat)

1957- Michael Card -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and radio host

1957- Richard Sévigny -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1958- Stuart Adamson -English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Skids, Big Country, and The Raphaels) (d. 2001)

1959- Pierre Lacroix (ice hockey b. 1959)|Pierre Lacroix -Canadian ice hockey player

1959- Ana María Polo -Cuban-American lawyer and judge

1960- Jeremy Clarkson -English journalist and author

1961- Vincent Gallo -American actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter

1961- Doug Hopkins -American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms) (d. 1993)

1962- Mark Lawson -English journalist and author

1963- Billy Bowden -New Zealand cricketer and umpire

1963- Chris Ferguson -American poker player

1963- Waldemar Fornalik -Polish footballer and manager

1963- Nigel Pulsford -English guitarist (Bush (band)|Bush)

1964- Steve Azar -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1964- John Cryer -English politician

1964- Bret Saberhagen -American baseball player and coach

1964- Johann Sebastian Paetsch -American cellist

1965- Lynn Ferguson -Scottish actress

1965- Mason Reese -American actor

1966- Steve Scarsone -American baseball player

1966- Lisa Stansfield -English singer-songwriter (Blue Zone (band)|Blue Zone)

1968- Sergei Lukyanenko -Kazakh-Russian journalist and author

1969- Goldust -American wrestler

1969- Cerys Matthews -Welsh singer-songwriter (Catatonia (band)|Catatonia)

1969- Chisato Moritaka -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

1969- Michael von Grünigen -Swiss skier

1970- Dylan Keefe -American bass player (Marcy Playground)

1970- Trevor Linden -Canadian ice hockey player

1970- Johnny Messner (actor)|Johnny Messner -American actor

1970- Delroy Pearson -English singer-songwriter and producer (Five Star)

1970- Whigfield -Danish singer

1971- John Leech (politician)|John Leech -English politician

1971- Oliver Riedel -German bass player (Rammstein and The Inchtabokatables)

1971- Vicellous Reon Shannon -American actor

1972- Balls Mahoney -American wrestler

1972- Allan Théo -French singer

1972- Jason Varitek -American baseball player

1973- Jennifer Esposito -American actress

1974- Àlex Corretja -Spanish tennis player

1974- Ashot Danielyan -Armenian weightlifter

1974- Anton Glanzelius -Swedish actor

1974- Tricia Helfer -Canadian model and actress

1974- David Jassy -Swedish singer-songwriter and producer (Navigators (Swedish band)|Navigators)

1974- Zöe Lucker -English actress

1974- Trot Nixon -American baseball player

1975- Olga Hostáková -Czech tennis player

1975- Walid Soliman (writer)|Walid Soliman -Tunisian author

1976- Kelvim Escobar -Venezuelan baseball player

1977- Ivonne Teichmann -German runner

1978- Brett Claywell -American actor

1978- Josh Hancock -American baseball player (d. 2007)

1978- Tom Thacker (musician)|Tom Thacker -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Gob (band)|Gob, Sum 41, and The McRackins)

1979- Nazanin Afshin-Jam -Iranian-Canadian model, singer, and activist, Miss World Canada|Miss World Canada 2003

1979- Malcolm Christie -English footballer

1979- Sebastien Grainger -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Death from Above 1979)

1979- Martin Padar -Estonian martial artist

1979- Michel Riesen -Swiss ice hockey player

1979- Josh Server -American actor

1979- María Elena Swett -Chilean actress

1980- Festus Baise -Nigerian-Hong Kong footballer

1980- Keiji Tamada -Japanese footballer

1980- Mark Teixeira -American baseball player

1981- Alessandra Ambrosio -Brazilian model and actress

1981- Alexandre Burrows -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Ian Bell -English cricketer

1982- Peeter Kümmel -Estonian skier

1983- Jessica Burciaga -American model

1983- Joanna Douglas (Canadian actor)|Joanna Douglas -Canadian actress

1983- Jennifer Heil -Canadian skier

1983- Rubén Palazuelos -Spanish footballer

1983- Nicky Pastorelli -Dutch race car driver

1984- Kelli Garner -American actress

1984- Monica May -American actress

1985- Pablo Hernández Domínguez -Spanish footballer

1985- Will Minson -Australian footballer

1986- Stephanie Pratt -American television personality

1986- Lena Schöneborn -German pentathlete

1987- Lights (musician)|Lights -Canadian singer-songwriter

1987- Giuseppe Caccavallo -Italian footballer

1987- Michelle Phan -American make-up artist and blogger

1987- Joss Stone -English singer-songwriter, and actress (SuperHeavy)

1988- Leland Irving -Canadian ice hockey player

1988- Oleh Kovalenko -Ukrainian footballer

1989- Eka Darville -Australian actor

1989- Zola Jesus -American singer-songwriter (Former Ghosts)

1989- Torrin Lawrence -American sprinter (d. 2014)

1990- Dimitrios Anastasopoulos -Greek footballer

1990- Thulani Serero -South African footballer

1991- Thiago Alcântara -Spanish footballer

1991- Andreea Grigore -Romanian gymnast

1991- James Magnussen -Australian swimmer

1991- Erina Mano -Japanese singer and actress (Ongaku Gatas and Petitmoni)

1991- James Roberts (swimmer)|James Roberts -Australian swimmer

1993- Yuji Takahashi (footballer)|Yuji Takahashi -Japanese footballer

1994- Dakota Blue Richards -English actress

1994- Lindsey Wixson -American Model

1995- Sycerika McMahon -Irish swimmer

1998- Oliver Dillon -English actor

2000- Morgan Lily -American actress

History of Deaths


1034- Romanos III Argyros -Byzantine emperor (b. 968)

1165- Stephen IV of Hungary -(b. 1133)

1240- Llywelyn the Great -Welsh prince (b. 1172)

1554- Thomas Wyatt the Younger -English rebel leader (b. 1521)

1612- Emanuel van Meteren -Flemish historian (b. 1535)

1612- Edward Wightman -English minister (b. 1566)

1626- Marin Getaldić -Croatian mathematician and physicist (b. 1568)

1712- Richard Simon (priest)|Richard Simon -French priest and critic (b. 1638)

1723- John Robinson (bishop of London)|John Robinson -English bishop (b. 1650)

1783- Nikita Ivanovich Panin -Russian politician (b. 1718)

1798- Karl Wilhelm Ramler -German poet (b. 1725)

1856- Juan Santamaría -Costa Rican soldier (b. 1831)

1861- Francisco González Bocanegra -Mexican poet and composer (b. 1824)

1873- Edward Canby -American general (b. 1817)

1890- Joseph Merrick -English man with severe deformities (b. 1862)

1894- Constantin Lipsius -German architect (b. 1832)

1903- Gemma Galgani -Italian mystic and saint (b. 1878)

1906- James Anthony Bailey -American businessman, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (b. 1847)

1906- Francis Pharcellus Church -American journalist and publisher, co-founded ''Armed Forces Journal'' and ''The Galaxy (magazine)|The Galaxy Magazine'' (b. 1839)

1908- Henry Bird (chess player)|Henry Bird -English chess player and author (b. 1829)

1916- Richard Harding Davis -American author (b. 1864)

1926- Luther Burbank -American botanist (b. 1849)

1938- Eddie Morton -American singer (b. 1870)

1947- Louise Peete -American murderer (b. 1880)

1953- Kid Nichols -American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)

1954- Paul Specht -American violinist and bandleader (b. 1895)

1958- Konstantin Yuon -Russian painter (b. 1875)

1962- Ukichiro Nakaya -Japanese physicist and academic (b. 1900)

1962- George Poage -American hurdler (b. 1880)

1967- Thomas Farrell (general)|Thomas Farrell -American general (b. 1891)

1967- Donald Sangster -Jamaican politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1911)

1970- Cathy O'Donnell -American actress (b. 1923)

1970- John O'Hara -American author and screenwriter (b. 1905)

1974- Ernst Ziegler -German actor (b. 1894)

1977- Jacques Prévert -French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)

1977- Phanishwar Nath 'Renu' -Indian author (b. 1921)

1981- Caroline Gordon -American author (b. 1895)

1983- Dolores del Río -Mexican-American actress (b. 1905)

1983- Ahmed Rushdi -Pakistani singer (b. 1934)

1984- Edgar V. Saks -Estonian historian and politician, Minister of Education and Research (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1910)

1985- Bunny Ahearne -Irish-English businessman (b. 1900)

1985- Enver Hoxha -Albanian dictator (b. 1908)

1987- Erskine Caldwell -American author (b. 1903)

1987- Primo Levi -Italian chemist and author (b. 1919)

1990- Harold Ballard -Canadian businessman (b. 1903)

1991- Walker Cooper -American baseball player and manager (b. 1915)

1991- Bruno Hoffmann -German glass harp player (b. 1913)

1992- James Brown (actor)|James Brown -American actor (b. 1920)

1992- Eve Merriam -American author and poet (b. 1916)

1992- Alejandro Obregón -Colombian painter (b. 1920)

1996- Jessica Dubroff -American pilot (b. 1988)

1997- Muriel McQueen Fergusson -Canadian politician (b. 1899)

1999- William H. Armstrong -American author (b. 1911)

2000- Diana Darvey -English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1945)

2001- Sandy Bull -American singer and guitarist (b. 1941)

2001- Harry Secombe -Welsh-English actor and singer (b. 1921)

2003- Cecil Howard Green -English-American geophysicist and businessman, founded Texas Instruments (b. 1900)

2005- André François -Hungarian-French cartoonist (b. 1915)

2005- Lucien Laurent -French footballer (b. 1907)

2006- Proof (rapper)|Proof -American rapper and actor (D12) (b. 1973)

2006- June Pointer -American singer (Pointer Sisters) (b. 1953)

2007- Roscoe Lee Browne -American actor and director (b. 1925)

2007- Loïc Leferme -French diver (b. 1970)

2007- Janet McDonald -American author (b. 1954)

2007- Ronald Speirs -Scottish-American colonel (b. 1920)

2007- Kurt Vonnegut -American author (b. 1922)

2008- Merlin German -American sergeant (b. 1985)

2009- Gerda Gilboe -Danish actress and singer (b. 1914)

2009- Vishnu Prabhakar -Indian author and playwright (b. 1912)

2009- Corín Tellado -Spanish author (b. 1927)

2010- Julia Tsenova -Bulgarian pianist and composer (b. 1948)

2011- La Esterella -Flemish singer (b. 1919)

2011- Jean S. MacLeod -Scottish-English author (b. 1908)

2011- Larry Sweeney -American wrestler and manager (b. 1981)

2012- Julio Alemán -Mexican actor (b. 1933)

2012- Ahmed Ben Bella -Algerian soldier and politician, 1st President of Algeria (b. 1916)

2012- Roger Caron -Canadian criminal and author (b. 1938)

2012- Tippy Dye -American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)

2012- Hal McKusick -American saxophonist, clarinet player and flute player (b. 1924)

2012- Agustin Roman -American bishop (b. 1928)

2013- Don Blackman -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1953)

2013- Grady Hatton -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1922)

2013- Thomas Hemsley -English opera singer (b. 1927)

2013- Hilary Koprowski -Polish-American virologist and immunologist (b. 1916)

2013- Gilles Marchal -French singer-songwriter (b. 1944)

2013- Maria Tallchief -American ballerina (b. 1925)

2013- Clorindo Testa -Italian-Argentinian architect, designed the National Library of the Argentine Republic and Marriott Plaza Hotel, Buenos Aires|Marriott Plaza Hotel (b. 1923)

2013- Jonathan Winters -American actor and screenwriter (b. 1925)

2014- Alfredo Alcón -Argentinian actor (b. 1930)

2014- Nandu Bhende -Indian singer and actor (b. 1955)

2014- Rolf Brem -Swiss sculptor and illustrator (b. 1926)

2014- Edna Doré -English actress (b. 1921)

2014- Bill Henry -American baseball player (b. 1927)

2014- Lou Hudson -American basketball player (b. 1944)

2014- Myer S. Kripke -American rabbi and scholar (b. 1914)

2014- Sergey Nepobedimy -Russian engineer (b. 1921)

2014- Jesse Winchester -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1944)