This Day in History

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Day History: April-21

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History

753 BC- Romulus -founds Rome (founding of Rome|traditional date).

43 BC- Battle of Mutina -Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus|Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.

900-The Laguna Copperplate Inscription -the earliest known written document found in the Philippines: the Honourable Namwaran and his children, Lady Angkatan and Bukah, are granted pardon from all their debts by the Commander in chief of Kingdom of Tondo|Tundun, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pila, Laguna|Pailah. Luzon, Philippines.

1092-The Diocese of Pisa -is elevated to the rank of metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Urban II

1506-The three-day Lisbon Massacre -comes to an end with the slaughter of over 1,900 suspected Jews by Portuguese Catholics.

1509- Henry VIII of England|Henry VIII -ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII of England|Henry VII.

1526-The last ruler of the Lodi Dynasty -Ibrahim Lodi is defeated and killed by Babur in the Battle of Panipat (1526)|First Battle of Panipat.

1615-The Wignacourt Aqueduct -is inaugurated in History of Malta under the Order of Saint John|Malta.

1782-The city of Rattanakosin, now known internationally as Bangkok -is History of Bangkok|founded on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.

1792- Tiradentes -a revolutionary leading a movement for Brazilian independence|Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.

1806- Action of 21 April 1806 -A French frigate escapes British forces off the coast of South Africa.

1809-Two Austria -army corps are driven from Landshut by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon I of France as two French corps to the north hold off the main Austrian army on the first day of the Battle of Eckmühl.

1821- Benderli Ali Pasha -arrives in Constantinople as the new Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire; he remains in power for only nine days before being sent into exile.İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, ''Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı'', Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971, p. 72. {{Tr icon}}

1836- Texas Revolution -The Battle of San Jacinto: Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexico|Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.

1856- Australian labour movement -Stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne march from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an Eight-hour day.

1863- Bahá'u'lláh -the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, declares his mission as "He whom God shall make manifest".

1894- Norway -formally adopts the Krag-Jørgensen bolt-action rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.

1898- Spanish–American War -The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports. When the United States Congress|U.S. Congress issued a declaration of war on April 25, it declared that a state of war had existed from this date.

1914- Ypiranga incident -A German arms shipment to Mexico is intercepted by the U.S. Navy near Veracruz, Veracruz.

1918- World War I -German Empire|German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in French Third Republic|France.

1925-The Manifesto of the Fascist Intellectuals -is published in ''Il Mondo'', establishing the political and ideological foundations of Italian Fascism.Jeffrey T. Schnapp (1996). Fascinating Fascism. ''Journal of Contemporary History'', Vol. 31, No. 2, Special Issue: The Aesthetics of Fascism (Apr., 1996), pp. 235-244, accessed 4 February 2009.

1934-The "Surgeon's Photograph", the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster -is published in the ''Daily Mail'' (in 1999, it is revealed to be a hoax).

1941- Emmanouil Tsouderos -becomes the 132nd Prime Minister of Greece.

1945-World War II: Soviet Union|Soviet -forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the Nazi Germany|German Oberkommando der Wehrmacht|High Command headquarters.

1952- Secretary's Day -(now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.

1960- Brasília -Brazil's capital (political)|capital, is officially inaugurated. At 09:30, the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.

1962-The Century 21 Exposition|Seattle World's Fair -(Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the United States since World War II.

1963-The Universal House of Justice -of the Bahá'í Faith is elected for the first time.

1964-A Transit (satellite)|Transit-5bn -satellite fails to reach orbit after launch; as it re-enters the atmosphere, {{convert|2.1|lb}} of radioactive plutonium in its Systems Nuclear Auxiliary Power Program|SNAP Radioisotope thermoelectric generator|RTG power source is widely dispersed.

1965-The 1964 New York World's Fair|1964–1965 New York World's Fair -opens for its second and final season.

1966- Rastafari movement -Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.

1967- Greek military junta of 1967–74 -A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos leads a coup d'état, establishing a Greek military junta of 1967–74|military regime that lasts for seven years.

1970-The Hutt River Province Principality -secedes from Australia.

1975- Vietnam War -President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Ho Chi Minh City|Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.

1982- Baseball -Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.

1987-The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam|Tamil Tigers -are blamed for a car bomb that detonates in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo, killing 106 people.

1989- Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 -In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate China|Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.

1992-The first discoveries of extrasolar planet -are announced by astronomers Alexander Wolszczan and Dale Frail. They discovered two planets orbiting the pulsar PSR 1257+12.

1993-The Supreme Court in La Paz -Bolivia, sentences former dictator Luis Garcia Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution.

2004-Five suicide car bombers 21 April 2004 Basra bombings|target police stations -in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.

2010-The controversial 2010 Kharkiv Pact|Kharkiv Pact -(Russian Ukrainian Naval Base for Gas Treaty) is signed in Kharkiv, Ukraine, by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Dimitry Medvedev; it will be unilaterally terminated by Russia on March 31, 2014.

2012-Two trains are involved in a Sloterdijk train collision|head-on collision -near Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, injuring 116 people.

Famous Birthdays

1555- Ludovico Carracci -Italian painter (d. 1619)

1630- Pieter Gerritsz van Roestraten -Dutch painter (d. 1700)

1642- Simon de la Loubère -French diplomat (d. 1729)

1651- Joseph Vaz -Indian priest and missionary (d. 1711)

1652- Michel Rolle -French mathematician (d. 1719)

1673- Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg -(d. 1742)

1713- Louis de Noailles -French marshal (d. 1793)

1730- Antonín Kammel -Czech violinist and composer (d. 1788)

1752- Pierre-Alexandre-Laurent Forfait -French engineer (d. 1807)

1752- Humphry Repton -English garden designer (d. 1818)

1767- Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg -(d. 1790)

1774- Jean-Baptiste Biot -French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1862)

1775- Alexander Anderson (illustrator)|Alexander Anderson -American illustrator (d. 1870)

1790- Manuel Blanco Encalada -Chilean admiral and politician, 1st President of Chile (d. 1876)

1810- John Putnam Chapin -American politician, 10th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1864)

1811- Alson Sherman -American politician, 8th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1903)

1814- Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts -English art collector and philanthropist (d. 1906)

1816- Charlotte Brontë -English author and poet (d. 1855)

1837- Fredrik Bajer -Danish politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1922)

1838- John Muir -Scottish-American environmentalist and author (d. 1914)

1851- Charles Barrois -French geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1939)

1854- William Stang -German-American bishop (d. 1907)

1862- John Thayer (cricketer)|John Thayer -American cricketer (d. 1912)

1864- Max Weber -German economist and sociologist (d. 1920)

1870- Edwin Stanton Porter -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1941)

1871- Jaro Fürth -Austrian actor (d. 1945)

1874- Vincent Scotto -French composer (d. 1952)

1879- Kartini -Indonesian activist (d. 1904)

1882- Percy Williams Bridgman -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)

1885- Tatu Kolehmainen -Finnish runner (d. 1967)

1887- Joe McCarthy (manager)|Joe McCarthy -American baseball player and manager (d. 1978)

1889- Marcel Boussac -French entrepreneur (d. 1980)

1889- Paul Karrer -Swiss chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

1889- Efrem Zimbalist -Russian-American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)

1898- Maurice Wilson -English soldier, pilot, and mountaineer (d. 1934)

1899- Randall Thompson -American composer (d. 1984)

1903- Issy Bonn -English actor and singer (d. 1977)

1903- Luis Saslavsky -Argentine film director (d. 1995)

1904- Odilo Globocnik -Italian-Austrian SS officer (d. 1945)

1905- Pat Brown -American lawyer and politician, 32nd Governor of California (d. 1996)

1906- Eugen Sacharias -German-Estonian architect (d. 2002)

1907- Wade Mainer -American singer and banjo player (d. 2011)

1911- Ivan Combe -American businessman, developed Clearasil (d. 2000)

1911- Leonard Warren -American opera singer (d. 1960)

1912- Marcel Camus -French director and screenwriter (d. 1982)

1913- Norman Parkinson -English photographer (d. 1990)

1914- Norman Panama -American director and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1914- Angelo Savoldi -Italian-American wrestler and promoter, co-founded International World Class Championship Wrestling (d. 2013)

1915- Garrett Hardin -American ecologist (d. 2003)

1915- Anthony Quinn -Mexican-American actor and producer (d. 2001)

1916- Estella Diggs -American politician (d. 2013)

1916- Eldon Rathburn -Canadian composer (d. 2008)

1918- Eddy Christiani -Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist

1919- Don Cornell -American singer and trumpet player (d. 2004)

1919- Roger Doucet -Canadian tenor (d. 1981)

1920- Edmund Adamkiewicz -German footballer (d. 1991)

1920- Ronald Magill -English actor (d. 2007)

1922- Nazim Al-Haqqani -Cypriot sufi leader (d. 2014)

1922- Alistair MacLean -Scottish-Swiss author and screenwriter (d. 1987)

1923- John Mortimer -English lawyer and author (d. 2009)

1924- Ira Louvin -American singer-songwriter and mandolin player (The Louvin Brothers) (d. 1965)

1925- Anthony Mason (judge)|Anthony Mason -Australian soldier and judge, 9th Chief Justice of Australia

1925- John Swinton (British Army officer)|John Swinton -English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire

1926- Elizabeth II -of The United Kingdom

1926- Keith Davey -Canadian politician (d. 2011)

1926- Robin Ibbs -English banker

1926- Arthur Rowley -English footballer, cricketer, and manager (d. 2002)

1927- Robert Savoie -Canadian opera singer (d. 2007)

1928- Jack Evans (ice hockey)|Jack Evans -Welsh-Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)

1930- Hilda Hilst -Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (d. 2004)

1930- Silvana Mangano -Italian actress (d. 1989)

1930- Dieter Roth -Swiss artist (d. 1998)

1930- Jack Taylor (referee)|Jack Taylor -English footballer and referee (d. 2012)

1932- Slide Hampton -American trombonist and composer

1932- Elaine May -American actress, director, and screenwriter

1932- Angela Mortimer -English tennis player

1933- Edelmiro Amante -Filipino politician (d. 2013)

1933- Easley Blackwood, Jr. -American pianist, composer, and educator

1933- Ignatius Zakka I Iwas -Iraqi patriarch (d. 2014)

1935- Robin Dixon, 3rd Baron Glentoran -Irish bobsledder and politician

1935- Charles Grodin -American actor and talk show host

1935- Thomas Kean -American politician, 48th Governor of New Jersey

1936- James Dobson -American evangelist, psychologist, and author, founded Focus on the Family

1936- Reg Fleming -Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2009)

1936- Avo Paistik -Estonian pastor, author, illustrator, and painter (d. 2013)

1939- John McCabe (composer)|John McCabe -English pianist and composer

1939- Sister Helen Prejean -American author and activist

1940- Jacques Caron -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1940- Souleymane Cissé -Malian film director

1942- Laine Kallas -Estonian runner and agronomist

1942- Pierre Lorrain -Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2004)

1943- Alan Fersht -English chemist and academic

1944- Paul Geremia -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1944- Adrian Hurley -Australian basketball player and coach

1945- Ian Bruce (marketing)|Ian Bruce -English academic

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

1945- Philip Sidney, 2nd Viscount De L'Isle -English soldier

1945- Ronnie Tober -Dutch-American singer

1945- Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan -Indian cricketer and umpire

1947- Barbara Park -American author

1947- Iggy Pop -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (The Stooges and The Trolls)

1947- John Weider -English bass player (Family (band)|Family, The Animals, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, and Stud (band)|Stud)

1948- Gary Condit -American politician

1948- Paul Davis (singer)|Paul Davis -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2008)

1948- Alan West, Baron West of Spithead -English admiral

1949- Patti LuPone -American actress and singer

1951- Tony Danza -American actor and producer

1951- Michael Freedman -American mathematician

1951- Bob Varsha -American sportscaster

1951- Steve Vickers (ice hockey)|Steve Vickers -Canadian ice hockey player

1952- Gerald Early -American author and academic

1952- Cheryl Gillan -Welsh politician, former Secretary of State for Wales

1953- Forrest (singer)|Forrest -American-Dutch singer (d. 2013)

1953- Mike Clasper -English businessman

1953- Guy Mongrain -Canadian journalist and game show host

1954- Ebiet G. Ade -Indonesian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954- James Morrison (actor)|James Morrison -American actor

1955- Doug Soetaert -Canadian ice hockey player

1956- Peter Kosminsky -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1956- Phillip Longman -German-American demographer

1956- Nina Temple -English activist

1957- Brutus Beefcake -American wrestler

1957- Hervé Le Tellier -French linguist and author

1957- Jesse Orosco -American baseball player

1957- Herbert Wetterauer -German painter, sculptor, and author

1958- Andie MacDowell -American actress

1958- Yoshito Usui -Japanese illustrator (d. 2009)

1958- Michael Zarnock -American author

1959- Tim Jacobus -American illustrator

1959- Arno Pijpers -Dutch footballer and coach

1959- Robert Smith (musician)|Robert Smith -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Glove)

1960- Michel Goulet -Canadian ice hockey player

1961- Cathy Cavadini -American voice actress and singer

1961- Ronald Florijn -Dutch rower

1961- Carey Hayes -American screenwriter and producer

1961- Chad Hayes (writer)|Chad Hayes -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1961- Neale Marmon -English-German footballer, coach, and manager

1961- David Servan-Schreiber -French physician, neuroscientist, and author (d. 2011)

1962- Les Lancaster -American baseball player and coach

1962- Craig Robinson (basketball)|Craig Robinson -American basketball player and coach

1962- Aavo Sarap -Estonian footballer and coach

1963- Ken Caminiti -American baseball player (d. 2004)

1963- Roy Dupuis -Canadian actor

1963- John Cameron Mitchell -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1964- Alex Baumann -Czech-Canadian swimmer

1964- Ludmila Engquist -Russian-Swedish hurdler

1965- Ed Belfour -Canadian ice hockey player

1965- Karen Foster -American model and actress

1965- Gary Grant -American basketball player

1965- Thomas Helmer -German footballer

1965- Fiona Kelleghan -American academic and critic

1965- Teri Sue Wood -American illustrator

1968- Peter van Vossen -Dutch footballer and coach

1969- Robin Meade -American journalist

1969- Toby Stephens -English actor

1969- Jim Thornton -American television and radio announcer

1970- Jeff Anderson -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1970- Glen Hansard -Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Frames and The Swell Season)

1970- Rob Riggle -American lieutenant and actor

1970- Nicole Sullivan -American actress

1971- Anwar al-Awlaki -American-Yemeni terrorist (d. 2011)

1971- Alexander Kravchenko -Russian poker player

1971- Martin Kuuskmann -Estonian bassoon player

1971- Eric Mabius -American actor

1971- Indrek Pertelson -Estonian martial artist

1971- Michael Turner (comics)|Michael Turner -American illustrator (d. 2008)

1972- Gwendal Peizerat -French ice dancer

1972- Severina Vučković -Croatian singer and actress

1973- Jonathan Nsenga -Belgian hurdler

1974- Maksim Gruznov -Estonian footballer

1974- Katsuyuki Konishi -Japanese voice actor

1976- Rommel Adducul -Filipino basketball player

1976- Abir Goswami -Indian actor (d. 2013)

1977- Doseone -American rapper and producer (Deep Puddle Dynamics, Greenthink, Clouddead, Themselves, Subtle (band)|Subtle, and 13 & God)

1977- Gyula Koi -Hungarian scholar and educator

1977- Jamie Salé -Canadian figure skater

1978- Jacob Burns (footballer)|Jacob Burns -Australian footballer

1978- Jukka Nevalainen -Finnish drummer (Nightwish and Sethian (band)|Sethian)

1978- Branden Steineckert -American musician (Rancid (band)|Rancid and The Used)

1979- Tobias Linderoth -French-Swedish footballer

1979- James McAvoy -Scottish actor

1980- Jeff Keppinger -American baseball player

1980- Hiro Shimono -Japanese voice actor

1980- Vincent Lecavalier -Canadian ice hockey player

1980- Tony Romo -American football player

1981- Mads Junker -Danish footballer

1982- Khalif Barnes -American football player

1982- Brianne Davis -American model and actress

1982- Terrence J -American television host and actor

1982- Carnell Williams -American football player

1983- Paweł Brożek -Polish footballer

1983- Marco Donadel -Italian footballer

1983- Sebastian Ingrosso -Swedish DJ and producer (Swedish House Mafia)

1983- Tarvaris Jackson -American football player

1984- Shayna Fox -American voice actress

1986- Audra Cohen -American tennis player

1986- Alexander Edler -Swedish ice hockey player

1986- Tina Obrez -Slovenian tennis player

1986- Rodney Stuckey -American basketball player

1986- Mirko Valdifiori -Italian footballer

1987- Nadif Chowdhury -Bangladeshi cricketer

1987- Eric Devendorf -American basketball player

1987- Leroy George -Dutch footballer

1987- Anastasia Prikhodko -Ukrainian singer

1987- Lenira Santos -Cape Verdean sprinter

1988- Robbie Amell -Canadian actor

1988- Jencarlos Canela -American singer-songwriter and actor

1988- Pedro Mosquera -Spanish footballer

1988- Mia Permanto -Finnish singer and radio host (d. 2008)

1988- Adam Rooney -Irish fooballer

1988- Christoph Sanders -American actor

1989- Tatyana McFadden -Russian-American sprinter and skier

1989- Carlos Muñoz (Chilean footballer)|Carlos Muñoz -Chilean footballer

1992- Isco -Spanish footballer

1992- Rene Santos -Brazilian footballer

1994- Mitchell Weiser -German footballer

2002- Carl and Clarence Aguirre -Filipino-American conjoined twins

History of Deaths

866- Bardas -Byzantine general

941- Bajkam -Turkish commander

1109- Anselm of Canterbury -Italian-English archbishop (b. 1033)

1142- Peter Abelard -French philosopher and theologian (b. 1079)

1509- Henry VII of England -(b. 1457)

1557- Petrus Apianus -German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1495)

1574- Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany -(b. 1519)

1605- Nyzette Cheveron -Belgian alleged witch (date of birth unknown)

1699- Jean Racine -French playwright (b. 1639)

1701- Asano Naganori -Japanese daimyo (b. 1667)

1719- Philippe de La Hire -French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1640)

1720- Antoine Hamilton -Irish-French author (b. 1646)

1722- Robert Beverley, Jr. -American historian (b. 1673)

1736- Prince Eugene of Savoy -(b. 1663)

1740- Thomas Tickell -English poet (b. 1685)

1792- Tiradentes -Brazilian activist (b. 1746)

1815- Joseph Winston -American soldier and politician (b. 1746)

1825- Johann Friedrich Pfaff -German mathematician and academic (b. 1765)

1852- Ivan Nabokov -Russian general (b. 1787)

1863- Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet -Irish politician (b. 1782)

1868- Henry James O'Farrell -Australian attempted assassin of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 1833)

1900- Vikramatji Khimojiraj -Indian Maharajah (b. 1819)

1910- Mark Twain -American author (b. 1835)

1918- Manfred von Richthofen -German captain and pilot (b. 1892)

1918- Antonio Pini-Corsi -Italian operatic baritone (b. 1858 or 1859)

1922- Alessandro Moreschi -Italian singer (b. 1858)

1924- Eleonora Duse -Italian actress (b. 1858)

1930- Robert Bridges -English poet (b. 1844)

1932- Friedrich Gustav Piffl -Bohemian cardinal, Archbishop of Vienna (b. 1864)

1938- Muhammad Iqbal -Indian-Pakistani philosopher and poet (b. 1877)

1941- Fritz Manteuffel -German gymnast (b. 1875)

1945- Walter Model -German general (b. 1891)

1946- John Maynard Keynes -English economist (b. 1883)

1948- Aldo Leopold -American ecologist and author (b. 1887)

1956- Charles MacArthur -American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1895)

1963- Elmar Reimann -Estonian runner (b. 1893)

1964- Bharathidasan -Indian poet (b. 1891)

1965- Edward Victor Appleton -English physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

1971- François Duvalier -Haitian physician and politician, 40th President of Haiti (b. 1907)

1973- Arthur Fadden -Australian politician, 13th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)

1974- Chic Harley -American football player (b. 1894)

1977- Issy Bonn -English actor and singer (b. 1903)

1977- Gummo Marx -American actor (b. 1892)

1978- Sandy Denny -English singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention, Strawbs, and Fotheringay) (b. 1947)

1978- Thomas Wyatt Turner -American biologist, educator, and activist (b. 1877)

1980- Alexander Oparin -Russian biochemist (b. 1894)

1980- Sohrab Sepehri -Iranian poet and painter (b. 1928)

1983- Walter Slezak -Austrian-American actor (b. 1902)

1984- Hristo Prodanov -Bulgarian mountaineer (b. 1943)

1985- Rudi Gernreich -Austrian-American fashion designer (b. 1922)

1985- Foster Hewitt -Canadian sportscaster (b. 1902)

1985- Tancredo Neves -Brazilian banker and politician, Prime Minister of Brazil (b. 1910)

1986- Salah Jahin -Egyptian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1930)

1986- Marjorie Eaton -American painter and actress (b. 1901)

1988- Stanisław Czabański -Polish murderer, last person executed in Poland (b. 1959)

1989- Princess Deokhye -of Korea (b. 1912)

1989- James Kirkwood, Jr. -American actor, playwright, and author (b. 1924)

1990- Erté -Russian-French designer (b. 1892)

1991- Willi Boskovsky -Austrian violinist and conductor (b. 1909)

1996- Dzhokhar Dudayev -Chechen general and politician, 1st President of Ichkeria (b. 1944)

1996- Abdul Hafeez Kardar -Pakistani cricketer (b. 1925)

1996- Jimmy Snyder -American sportscaster (b. 1919)

1998- Jean-François Lyotard -French sociologist and philosopher (b. 1924)

1999- Buddy Rogers (actor)|Buddy Rogers -American actor and singer (b. 1904)

2000- Neal Matthews, Jr. -American singer (The Jordanaires) (b. 1929)

2003- Nina Simone -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and activist (b. 1933)

2004- Mary McGrory -American journalist (b. 1918)

2005- Gerry Marshall -English race car driver (b. 1941)

2006- Johnny Checketts -New Zealand commander and pilot (b. 1912)

2006- T. K. Ramakrishnan -Indian politician (b. 1922)

2006- Telê Santana -Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1931)

2007- Lobby Loyde -Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Purple Hearts (Australian band)|Purple Hearts, Wild Cherries, and Rose Tattoo) (b. 1941)

2010- Mr. Hito -Japanese wrestler (b. 1942)

2010- Gustav Lorentzen -Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Knutsen & Ludvigsen) (b. 1947)

2010- Juan Antonio Samaranch -Spanish businessman (b. 1920)

2010- Kanagaratnam Sriskandan -Sri Lankan-English engineer and civil servant (b. 1930)

2011- Catharina Halkes -Dutch theologian and educator (b. 1920)

2012- Doris Betts -American author (b. 1932)

2012- Charles Colson -American lawyer and activist, founded Prison Fellowship (b. 1931)

2012- Albert Falco -French captain and diver (b. 1927)

2012- Charles Higham (biographer)|Charles Higham -English-American author (b. 1931)

2012- Peter Milano -American mobster (b. 1925)

2012- Jerry Toppazzini -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)

2013- Kriyananda -Romanian-American spiritual leader (b. 1926)

2013- Chrissy Amphlett -Australian singer-songwriter and actress (Divinyls) (b. 1959)

2013- Jean-Michel Damase -French pianist and composer (b. 1928)

2013- Shakuntala Devi -Indian mathematician and astrologer (b. 1929)

2013- Leopold Engleitner -Austrian holocaust survivor, author, and educator (b. 1905)

2013- Gordon D. Gayle -American general and historian (b. 1917)

2013- Captain Steve -American race horse (b. 1997)

2014- Herb Gray -Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1931)

2014- Janet Gray Hayes -American politician, 60th List of mayors of San Jose, California|Mayor of San Jose (b. 1926)

2014- Alexander Lenkov -Russian actor (b. 1943)

2014- Win Tin -Burmese journalist and politician, co-founded the National League for Democracy (b. 1930)