This Day in History

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Day History: April-23

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


215 BC- Temple of Venus Erycina|A temple -is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman Empire|Roman defeat at Battle of Lake Trasimene|Lake Trasimene.

599-Maya king Scroll Serpent|Uneh Chan -of Calakmul attacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico, defeating queen Yohl Ik'nal and sacking the city.

711- Dagobert III -is crowned King of the Franks.

1014- Battle of Clontarf -Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.

1016- Edmund Ironside -succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as king of England.

1343- St. George's Night Uprising -commences in the Danish Estonia#Duchy of Estonia|Duchy of Estonia.

1348-The founding of the Order of the Garter -by King Edward III of England|Edward III is announced on Saint George|St. George's Day.

1516-The Bayerische Reinheitsgebot -(regarding the ingredients of beer) is signed in Ingolstadt.

1521- Battle of Villalar -Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor|King Charles I of Spain defeats the Revolt of the Comuneros|Comuneros.

1635-The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School -is founded in Boston.

1655-The Siege of Santo Domingo (1655)|Siege of Santo Domingo -begins during the Anglo-Spanish War (1654–60)|Anglo-Spanish War, and fails seven days later.

1660- Treaty of Oliwa -is established between Sweden and Poland.

1661-King Charles II of England -Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.

1815- Second Serbian Uprising|The Second Serbian Uprising -A second phase of the national revolution of the Serbs against the Ottoman Empire, erupts shortly after the annexation of the country to the Ottoman Empire.

1910- President of the United States|American President -Theodore Roosevelt makes his "The Man in the Arena" speech.

1914-First baseball -game at History of Wrigley Field|Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park in Chicago.

1918- World War I -The Royal Navy|British Royal Navy makes a Zeebrugge Raid|raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgium|Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.

1920-The Grand National Assembly of Turkey -(TBMM) is founded in Ankara, Turkey. It denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces the preparation of a Turkish Constitution of 1921|temporary constitution.

1927- Cardiff City -defeat Arsenal F.C.|Arsenal in the 1927 FA Cup Final|FA Cup Final, the only time it has been won by a team not based in England.

1929- Turkey -becomes the first country to celebrate Children's Day as a national holiday.http://www.tbmm.gov.tr/kultursanat/23_Nisan.htm

1932-The 153-year-old De Adriaan, Haarlem|De Adriaan -Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later.

1935-The Polish Constitution of 1935 -is adopted.

1940-The Rhythm Night Club fire -at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.

1941- World War II -The Greek government and George II of Greece|King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.

1945-World War II: Adolf Hitler -s designated successor Hermann Göring sends him Göring Telegram|a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich, which causes Hitler to replace him with Joseph Goebbels and Karl Dönitz.

1946- Manuel Roxas -is elected the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

1949- Chinese Civil War -Establishment of the People's Liberation Army Navy.

1951-American journalist William N. Oatis -is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.

1955-The Canadian Labour Congress -is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour.

1961- Algiers putsch -by French generals.

1967- Soviet space program -Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) a manned spaceflight carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov is launched into orbit.

1968- Vietnam War -Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City Columbia University protests of 1968|take over administration buildings and shut down the university.

1971- Bangladesh Liberation War -The Pakistan Army and Razakars (Pakistan)|Razakars Jathibhanga massacre|massacre approximately 3,000 Hinduism|Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

1985- Coca-Cola -changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than three months.

1990- Namibia -becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

1993- Eritrea -s vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.

1993- Sri Lanka -politician Lalith Athulathmudali is Assassination of Lalith Athulathmudali|assassinated while addressing a gathering, approximately four weeks ahead of the Provincial Council elections for the Western Province, Sri Lanka|Western Province.

1997- Omaria massacre -in Algeria: Forty-two villagers are killed.

2013- April 2013 Bachu unrest|Violence -in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, of China's Xinjiang results in death of 21 people.

Famous Birthdays


1141- Malcolm IV of Scotland -(d. 1165)

1185- Afonso II of Portugal -(d. 1223)

1464- Joan of France, Duchess of Berry -(d. 1505)

1484- Julius Caesar Scaliger -Italian physician and scholar (d. 1558)

1500- Alexander Ales -Scottish theologian (d. 1565)

1516- Georg Fabricius -German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)

1598- Maarten Tromp -Dutch admiral (d. 1653)

1621- William Penn (Royal Navy officer)|William Penn -English admiral and politician (d. 1670)

1628- Johannes Hudde -Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1704)

1715- Johann Friedrich Doles -German composer (d. 1797)

1720- Vilna Gaon -Lithuanian rabbi (d. 1797)

1746- Félix Vicq-d'Azyr -French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)

1791- James Buchanan -American politician, 15th President of the United States (d. 1868)

1792- John Thomas Romney Robinson -Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)

1794- Wei Yuan -Chinese scholar (d. 1856)

1805- Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz -German philosopher (d. 1879)

1813- Stephen A. Douglas -American politician (d. 1861)

1813- Frédéric Ozanam -Italian-French historian and scholar (d. 1853)

1823- Abdülmecid I -Ottoman sultan (d. 1861)

1853- Winthrop M. Crane -American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920)

1857- Ruggero Leoncavallo -Italian composer (d. 1919)

1858- Max Planck -German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)

1858- Ethel Smyth -English composer (d. 1944)

1861- Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby -English field marshal (d. 1936)

1861- John Peltz -American baseball player (d. 1906)

1865- Ali-Agha Shikhlinski -Russian-Azerbaijani general (d. 1943)

1867- Johannes Fibiger -Danish physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)

1872- Violet Gordon-Woodhouse -English pianist (d. 1951)

1876- Arthur Moeller van den Bruck -German historian and author (d. 1925)

1880- Michel Fokine -Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1942)

1882- Albert Coates (musician)|Albert Coates -English composer and conductor (d. 1953)

1888- Georges Vanier -Canadian general and politician, 19th Governor General of Canada (d. 1967)

1889- Karel Doorman -Dutch admiral (d. 1942)

1891- Sergei Prokofiev -Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1953)

1893- Frank Borzage -American actor and director (d. 1952)

1894- Cow Cow Davenport -American singer and pianist (d. 1955)

1895- Johnny Hyde -Russian-American talent agent (d. 1950)

1895- Ngaio Marsh -New Zealand author and director (d. 1982)

1897- Lucius D. Clay -American general (d. 1978)

1897- Folke Jansson -Swedish triple jumper (d. 1965)

1897- Lester B. Pearson -Canadian historian and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)

1899- Vladimir Nabokov -Russian-American author (d. 1977)

1899- Bertil Ohlin -Swedish economist and politician, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)

1899- Minoru Shirota -Japanese physician and microbiologist, invented Yakult (d. 1982)

1900- Jim Bottomley -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1959)

1900- Joseph Green (actor)|Joseph Green -Polish-American actor and director (d. 1996)

1901- E. B. Ford -English biologist and geneticist (d. 1988)

1902- Halldór Laxness -Icelandic author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

1903- Guy Simonds -Canadian general (d. 1974)

1904- Cliff Bricker -Canadian runner (d. 1980)

1904- Louis Muhlstock -Canadian painter (d. 2001)

1904- Duncan Renaldo -Romanian-American actor (d. 1985)

1907- Lee Miller -American photographer and model (d. 1977)

1907- Fritz Wotruba -Austrian sculptor, designed the Wotruba Church (d. 1975)

1908- Myron Waldman -American animator and director (d. 2006)

1910- Simone Simon -French actress (d. 2005)

1911- Ronald Neame -English-American director, cinematographer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1913- Diosa Costello -Puerto Rician-American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1915- Arnold Alexander Hall -English engineer, academic, and businessman (d. 2000)

1916- Yiannis Moralis -Greek painter (d. 2009)

1917- Dorian Leigh -American model (d. 2008)

1918- Maurice Druon -French author (d. 2009)

1919- Oleg Penkovsky -Russian colonel (d. 1963)

1920- Eric Grant Yarrow, 3rd Baronet -English businessman

1921- Cleto Bellucci -Italian archbishop (d. 2013)

1921- Janet Blair -American actress (d. 2007)

1921- Warren Spahn -American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)

1922- Marjorie Cameron -American actress and occultist (d. 1995)

1922- Jack May -English actor (d. 1997)

1923- Dolph Briscoe -American politician, 41st Governor of Texas (d. 2010)

1923- Avram Davidson -American author (d. 1993)

1923- Antonino Rocca -Italian-American wrestler (d. 1977)

1924- Chuck Harmon -American baseball player and scout

1924- Bobby Rosengarden -American drummer and bandleader (d. 2007)

1926- J. P. Donleavy -Irish-American author and playwright

1926- Rifaat el-Mahgoub -Egyptian politician (d. 1990)

1926- Richard Laws -English mammalogist and academic (d. 2014)

1928- Shirley Temple -American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat (d. 2014)

1929- George Steiner -French-American philosopher, author, and critic

1930- Michael Bowen (bishop)|Michael Bowen -Gibraltarian-English archbishop

1930- Alan Oppenheimer -American actor

1932- Halston -American fashion designer (d. 1990)

1932- Jim Fixx -American runner and author (d. 1984)

1934- George Canseco -Filipino composer (d. 2004)

1935- Bunky Green -American saxophonist and educator

1936- Roy Orbison -American singer-songwriter (Traveling Wilburys) (d. 1988)

1937- Victoria Glendinning -English author and critic

1937- David Mills (cricketer, born 1937)|David Mills -English cricketer (d. 2013)

1938- S. Janaki -Indian singer

1939- Jorge Fons -Mexican director and screenwriter

1939- Bill Hagerty -English journalist

1939- Lee Majors -American actor

1939- Ray Peterson -American singer (d. 2005)

1940- Michael Copps -American politician

1940- Dale Houston -American singer (d. 2007)

1940- Michael Kadosh -Israeli footballer and manager (d. 2014)

1941- Jacqueline Boyer -French singer and actress

1941- Paavo Lipponen -Finnish journalist and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Finland

1941- Michael Lynne -American film producer, co-founded New Line Cinema

1941- Ed Stewart -English radio and television host

1942- Sandra Dee -American model and actress (d. 2005)

1943- Gail Goodrich -American basketball player

1943- Tony Esposito -Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager

1943- Frans Koppelaar -Dutch painter

1943- Delano Meriwether -American runner and physician

1943- Hervé Villechaize -French-American actor (d. 1993)

1944- Jean-François Stévenin -French actor

1946- Richard Mottram -ENglish civil servant

1947- Robert Burgess (sociologist)|Robert Burgess -English sociologist and academic

1947- Glenn Cornick -English bass player (Jethro Tull (band)|Jethro Tull and Paris (band)|Paris) (d. 2014)

1947- Bernadette Devlin McAliskey -Irish politician

1947- Carlton Sherwood -American soldier and journalist (d. 2014)

1948- Pascal Quignard -French author

1948- Serge Thériault -Canadian actor

1949- Paul Collier -English economist and academic

1949- David Cross (musician)|David Cross -English violinist (King Crimson)

1949- Joyce DeWitt -American actress

1950- Rowley Leigh -English chef and journalist

1952- Narada Michael Walden -American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer

1953- James Russo -American actor

1954- Tony Atlas -American bodybuilder and wrestler

1954- Stephen Dalton -English air marshal

1954- Lucinda Jenney -American actress

1954- Michael Moore -American director, producer, and activist

1955- Judy Davis -Australian actress

1955- Fumi Hirano -Japanese voice actress

1955- Tony Miles -English chess player (d. 2001)

1955- Urmas Ott -Estonian journalist (d. 2008)

1955- Mike Smith (television presenter)|Mike Smith -English radio and television host (d. 2014)

1957- Neville Brody -English graphic designer, typographer, and art director

1957- Jan Hooks -American actress (d. 2014)

1957- Kenji Kawai -Japanese composer

1958- Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson -Icelandic composer and producer

1958- Gene Scheer -American songwriter

1958- Ryan Walter -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1960- Valerie Bertinelli -American actress

1960- Steve Clark -English guitarist and songwriter (Def Leppard) (d. 1991)

1960- Barry Douglas (musician)|Barry Douglas -Irish pianist and conductor

1960- Claude Julien (ice hockey)|Claude Julien -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1961- Dirk Bach -German actor (d. 2012)

1961- Terry Gordy -American wrestler (d. 2001)

1961- George Lopez -American comedian, actor, and talk show host

1961- Pierluigi Martini -Italian race car driver

1962- John Hannah (actor)|John Hannah -Scottish actor and producer

1962- Shaun Spiers -English businessman and politician

1963- Paul Belmondo -French race car driver

1964- Gianandrea Noseda -Italian conductor

1965- Tommy DeCarlo -American singer-songwriter (Boston (band)|Boston)

1966- Matt Freeman -American bass player (Operation Ivy (band)|Operation Ivy, Rancid (band)|Rancid, Social Distortion, Basic Radio, Downfall (band)|Downfall, and Devils Brigade)

1966- Lembit Oll -Estonian chess player (d. 1999)

1966- Jim Stynes -Irish-Australian footballer (d. 2012)

1967- Rheal Cormier -Canadian baseball player

1967- Kim Hee-ae -South Korean actress

1967- Melina Kanakaredes -American actress

1968- Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein -of Jordan

1968- Princess Zein bint Al Hussein -of Jordan

1968- Ken McRae -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1968- Timothy McVeigh -American terrorist, committed the Oklahoma City Bombing (d. 2001)

1969- Martin López-Zubero -American-Spanish swimmer

1969- Arthur Phillips -American author

1969- Yelena Shushunova -Russian gymnast

1969- Byron Thames -American actor

1969- Richard Wolstencroft -Australian director and producer

1970- Sadao Abe -Japanese actor and singer (Group Tamashii)

1970- Scott Bairstow -Canadian actor

1970- Dennis Culp -American singer-songwriter and trombonist (Five Iron Frenzy and Brave Saint Saturn)

1970- Andrew Gee -Australian rugby player and manager

1970- Hans Välimäki -Finnish chef

1971- Uli Herzner -German-American fashion designer

1971- Charmaine Sinclair -English porn actress and model

1972- Pierre Labrie -Canadian poet

1972- Patricia Manterola -Mexican singer, actress, and fashion designer

1972- Sonya Smith -American-Venezuelan actress

1972- Peter Dench -English photojournalist

1973- Patrick Poulin -Canadian ice hockey player

1974- Carlos Dengler -American bass player (Interpol (band)|Interpol)

1974- Michael Kerr (rugby)|Michael Kerr -New Zealand-German rugby player

1974- Barry Watson (actor)|Barry Watson -American actor

1975- Jónsi -Icelandic singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sigur Rós and Jónsi & Alex)

1975- Bobby Shaw -American football player

1976- Gabriel Damon -American actor

1977- John Cena -American wrestler, actor, and rapper

1977- Andruw Jones -Curaçaoan baseball player

1977- Willie Mitchell (ice hockey)|Willie Mitchell -Canadian ice hockey player

1977- John Oliver (entertainer)|John Oliver -English-American comedian and actor

1977- Kal Penn -American actor, producer, and civil servant

1977- Lee Young-Pyo -South Korean footballer

1978- Gezahegne Abera -Ethiopian runner

1979- Wu Di (renju player)|Wu Di -Chinese renju player

1979- Barry Hawkins -English snooker player

1979- Jaime King -American actress

1979- Joanna Krupa -Polish-American model and actress

1979- Samppa Lajunen -Finnish skier

1979- Lauri Ylönen -Finnish singer-songwriter (The Rasmus)

1980- Yana Gupta -Czech model and actress

1981- Seka Aleksić -Serbian singer, actress, and fashion designer

1981- Sean Henn -American baseball player

1981- Chris Sharma -American rock climber

1981- Lady Gabriella Windsor -English daughter of Prince Michael of Kent

1983- Daniela Hantuchová -Slovakian tennis player

1983- Aaron Hill (actor)|Aaron Hill -American actor

1983- Miloš Karadaglić -Montenegrin classical guitar player

1984- Alexandra Kosteniuk -Russian chess player

1985- Taio Cruz -English singer-songwriter and producer

1985- Angel Locsin -Filipino actress and producer

1986- Sven Kramer -Dutch speed skater

1986- Alysia Montaño -American runner

1986- Jessica Stam -Canadian model

1987- Michael Arroyo -Ecuadorian footballer

1987- John Boye -Ghanaian footballer

1987- Emily Fox -American basketball player and cup stacker

1987- Bo'az Ma'uda -Israeli singer-songwriter

1988- Victor Anichebe -Nigerian footballer

1988- Prince Buaben -Ghanaian footballer

1988- Molly Burnett -American actress and singer

1988- Steph Houghton -English footballer

1988- Erica Mer -American actress

1988- Signe Ronka -Canadian figure skater and actress

1988- Lenka Wienerová -Slovak tennis player

1989- Nicole Vaidišová -Czech tennis player

1990- Dev Patel -English actor

1990- Matthew Underwood -American actor

1990- Pikky Ya France -Namibian cricketer

1991- Nathan Baker (footballer)|Nathan Baker -English footballer

1991- Caleb Johnson (singer)|Caleb Johnson -American singer

1992- Syd tha Kyd -American singer, DJ, and producer (Odd Future and The Internet (band)|The Internet)

1994- Patrick Olsen -Danish footballer

1996- Charlie Rowe -English actor

1997- Alex Ferris -Canadian actor

History of Deaths


303- Saint George -Roman soldier and martyr (b. 275)

711- Childebert III -Frankish king (b. 670)

725- Wihtred of Kent -(b. 670)

871- Æthelred of Wessex -(b. 837)

997- Adalbert of Prague -Czech bishop, missionary, and saint (b. 956)

1014- Brian Boru -Irish king (b. 941)

1016- Æthelred the Unready -English son of Edgar the Peaceful (b. 968)

1124- Alexander I of Scotland -(b. 1078)

1151- Adeliza of Louvain -(b. 1103)

1217- Inge II of Norway -(b. 1185)

1307- Joan of Acre -English daughter of Edward I of England (b. 1272)

1407- Olivier de Clisson -French soldier (b. 1326)

1605- Boris Godunov -Russian ruler (b. 1551)

1616- Garcilaso de la Vega (El Inca)|Garcilaso de la Vega -Peruvian historian and author (b. 1539)

1616- William Shakespeare -English playwright and actor (b. 1564)

1625- Maurice, Prince of Orange -(b. 1567)

1695- Henry Vaughan -Welsh poet and author (b. 1621)

1702- Margaret Fell -English religious leader, founded the Religious Society of Friends (b. 1614)

1781- James Abercrombie (British Army general)|James Abercrombie -Scottish general (b. 1706)

1784- Solomon I of Imereti -(b. 1735)

1792- Karl Friedrich Bahrdt -German theologian and author (b. 1741)

1794- Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes -French politician (b. 1721)

1827- Georgios Karaiskakis -Greek general (b. 1780)

1839- Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin -French admiral (b. 1768)

1850- William Wordsworth -English poet (b. 1770)

1889- Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly -French author (b. 1808)

1895- Carl Ludwig -German physician and physiologist (b. 1815)

1905- Gédéon Ouimet -Canadian politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (b. 1823)

1907- Alferd Packer -American prospector (b. 1842)

1915- Rupert Brooke -English poet (b. 1887)

1936- Teresa de la Parra -French-Venezuelan author (b. 1889)

1951- Jules Berry -French actor (b. 1883)

1951- Charles G. Dawes -American banker and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

1965- George Adamski -Polish-American ufologist and author (b. 1891)

1975- William Hartnell -English actor (b. 1908)

1979- Death of Blair Peach|Blair Peach -New Zealand-English educator and activist (b. 1946)

1981- Josep Pla -Catalan journalist and author (b. 1897)

1983- Buster Crabbe -American swimmer and actor (b. 1908)

1984- Red Garland -American pianist (Miles Davis Quintet) (b. 1923)

1985- Sam Ervin -American lawyer and politician (b. 1896)

1986- Harold Arlen -American composer (b. 1905)

1986- Jim Laker -English cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1922)

1986- Otto Preminger -Ukrainian-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1906)

1990- Paulette Goddard -American actress and producer (b. 1910)

1991- Johnny Thunders -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers) (b. 1952)

1992- Satyajit Ray -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

1992- Tanka Prasad Acharya -Nepalese politician, 27th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1912)

1993- Cesar Chavez -American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers (b. 1927)

1995- Douglas Lloyd Campbell -Canadian politician, 13th Premier of Manitoba (b. 1895)

1995- Howard Cosell -American lawyer and journalist (b. 1918)

1995- Riho Lahi -Estonian journalist (b. 1904)

1995- John C. Stennis -American lawyer and politician (b. 1904)

1996- Jean Victor Allard -Canadian general (b. 1913)

1996- P. L. Travers -Australian-English author and actress (b. 1899)

1997- Denis Compton -English cricketer and footballer (b. 1918)

1998- Konstantinos Karamanlis -Greek politician, 172nd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1907)

1998- James Earl Ray -American assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1928)

1998- Thanassis Skordalos -Greek singer-songwriter and Cretan lyra|lyra player (b. 1920)

2003- Fernand Fonssagrives -French photographer (b. 1910)

2005- Joh Bjelke-Petersen -New Zealand-Australian politician, 31st Premier of Queensland (b. 1911)

2005- Robert Farnon -Canadian-English trumpet player, composer, and conductor (b. 1917)

2005- Al Grassby -Australian journalist and politician (b. 1928)

2005- John Mills -English actor (b. 1908)

2005- Romano Scarpa -Italian illustrator (b. 1927)

2005- Earl Wilson (baseball)|Earl Wilson -American baseball player, coach, and educator (b. 1934)

2006- Phil Walden -American record producer and manager, co-founded Capricorn Records (b. 1940)

2007- Paul Erdman -Canadian-American economist and author (b. 1932)

2007- David Halberstam -American journalist, historian, and author (b. 1934)

2007- Peter Randall (GM)|Peter Randall -English sergeant (b. 1930)

2007- Boris Yeltsin -Russian politician, 1st President of Russia (b. 1931)

2011- Tom King (musician)|Tom King -American guitarist and songwriter (The Outsiders (American band)|The Outsiders and The Starfires (Cleveland band)|The Starfires) (b. 1943)

2011- Geoffrey Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill -English businessman (b. 1921)

2011- John Sullivan (writer)|John Sullivan -English screenwriter and producer (b. 1946)

2012- Lillemor Arvidsson -Swedish politician, 34th List of governors of Gotland County|Governor of Gotland (b. 1943)

2012- Billy Bryans -Canadian drummer, songwriter, and producer (The Parachute Club and Downchild Blues Band) (b. 1947)

2012- Chris Ethridge -American bass player and songwriter (The Flying Burrito Brothers and International Submarine Band) (b. 1947)

2012- Tommy Marth -American saxophonist (b. 1978)

2012- Raymond Thorsteinsson -Canadian geologist and paleontologist (b. 1921)

2012- LeRoy T. Walker -American American football player and coach (b. 1918)

2013- Colonial Affair -American race horse (b. 1990)

2013- Shamshad Begum -Indian singer (b. 1919)

2013- Bob Brozman -American guitarist (R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders) (b. 1954)

2013- Robert W. Edgar -American politician (b. 1943)

2013- Tony Grealish -English footballer (b. 1956)

2013- Norman Jones (actor)|Norman Jones -English actor (b. 1932)

2013- Antonio Maccanico -Italian politician (b. 1924)

2013- Frank W. J. Olver -English-American mathematician and educator (b. 1924)

2013- Kathryn Wasserman Davis -American philanthropist and scholar (b. 1907)

2014- Benjamín Brea -Spanish-Venezuelan saxophonist, clarinet player, and conductor (Los Cañoneros) (b. 1946)

2014- Michael Glawogger -Austrian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (b. 1959)

2014- Connie Marrero -Cuban baseball player and coach (b. 1911)

2014- F. Michael Rogers -American general (b. 1921)

2014- Mark Shand -English conservationist and author (b. 1951)

2014- Patric Standford -English composer and educator (b. 1939)