This Day in History

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Day History: April-30

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


311-The Diocletianic Persecution -of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.

313- Battle of Tzirallum -Emperor Licinius defeats Maximinus II and unifies the Eastern Roman Empire.

642- Chindasuinth -is proclaimed king by the Visigoths|Visigothic nobility and bishops.

1315- Enguerrand de Marigny -is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.

1492-Spain gives Christopher Columbus -his commission of exploration.

1513- Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk|Edmund de la Pole -Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII of England|Henry VIII.

1557- Mapuche -leader Lautaro is killed by Spanish Empire|Spanish forces at the Battle of Mataquito in Chile.

1598- Juan de Oñate -makes a formal declaration of his Conquest of New Mexico.

1636- Eighty Years' War -Dutch Republic forces recapture a strategically important fort from Spain after Siege of Schenkenschans|a nine-month siege.

1671- Petar Zrinski -the Croatian Ban (title)|Ban from the Zrinski family, is capital punishment|executed.

1789-On the balcony of Federal Hall -on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

1803- Louisiana Purchase -The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.

1812-The Territory of Orleans -becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.

1838- Nicaragua -declares independence from the Central American Federation.

1863-A 65-man French Foreign Legion -infantry patrol fights a force of nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers to nearly the last man in Battle of Camarón|Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.

1871-The Camp Grant massacre -takes place in Arizona Territory.

1885- Governor of New York -David B. Hill signs legislation creating the Niagara Reservation State Park|Niagara Reservation, New York's first state park, ensuring that Niagara Falls will not be devoted solely to industrial and commercial use.

1894- Coxey's Army -reaches Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893.

1900-Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole -as governor.

1900- Casey Jones -dies in a train wreck in Vaughan, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the ''Cannonball Express''.

1904-The Louisiana Purchase Exposition -World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.

1907- Honolulu, Hawaii -becomes an independent city.

1920- Peru -becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires Convention|Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

1925-Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc -is sold to Dillon, Read & Co. for US$146 million plus $50 million for charity.

1927-The Federal Industrial Institute for Women -opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women's federal prison in the United States.

1927- Douglas Fairbanks -and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

1937-The Philippines -holds a Philippine women's suffrage plebiscite, 1937|plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.

1938-The animated cartoon -short ''Porky's Hare Hunt'' debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Evolution of Bugs Bunny|Bugs Bunny).

1938-The first televised 1938 FA Cup Final|FA Cup Final -takes place between Huddersfield Town F.C.|Huddersfield Town and Preston North End F.C.|Preston North End.

1939-The 1939 New York World's Fair|1939-40 New York World's Fair -opens.

1939- NBC -inaugurates its regularly scheduled History of television#Broadcast television|television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1939 New York World's Fair|N.Y. World's Fair opening day ceremonial address.

1943- World War II -Operation Mincemeat: The submarine {{HMS|Seraph|P219|6}} surfaces in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain to deposit a dead man planted with false invasion plans and dressed as a British military intelligence officer.

1945-World War II: Führerbunker -Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet Union|Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.

1947-In Nevada -the Boulder Dam is renamed the Hoover Dam a second time.

1948-In Bogotá -Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.

1953-In Warner Robins, Georgia -an Fujita scale|F4 tornado kills 18 people.

1956-Former Vice President and Senator Alben Barkley -dies during a speech in Virginia. He collapses after proclaiming "I would rather be a servant in the house of the lord than sit in the seats of the mighty."

1961-'' Soviet submarine K-19|K-19 -', the first Soviet Union|Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with Submarine-launched ballistic missile|nuclear missiles, is ship commissioning|commissioned.

1963-The Bristol Bus Boycott -is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.

1966-The Church of Satan -is established at the Black House in San Francisco.

1967-The Aldene Connection -opened in Roselle Park, NJ, shutting down the CNJ's Jersey City waterfront terminal and transferring commuters to Newark Penn Station.

1973- Watergate scandal -U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aides H. R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.

1975- Fall of Saigon -Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Dương Văn Minh.

1980- Beatrix of the Netherlands|Beatrix -becomes Queen of the Netherlands.

1980-The Iranian Embassy siege -begins in London.

1982-The Bijon Setu massacre -occurs in Calcutta.

1993- CERN -announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.

1993- Monica Seles -is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup (tennis)|Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany

1994- Formula One -racing driver Roland Ratzenberger is killed in a crash during the qualifying session of the San Marino Grand Prix run at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari outside Imola, Italy.

1995-U.S. President Bill Clinton -becomes the first President to visit Northern Ireland.

2004-U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraq -prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.

2008-Two skeletal remains found near Yekaterinburg -Russia, are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia|Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, one of his sisters.

2009- Chrysler -files for Chapter 11, Title 11, United States Code|Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

2009-Seven people are 2009 attack on the Dutch Royal Family|killed -and 17 injured at a Koninginnedag|Queen's Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands in an attempted assassination on Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands|Beatrix.

2009- Azerbaijan State Oil Academy shooting -Twelve people were killed (students and staff members) by an armed attacker.

2012-An overloaded Assam ferry sinking|ferry capsizes -on the Brahmaputra River in India killing at least 103 people.

2013-Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands -abdication|abdicates and Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands|Willem-Alexander becomes Monarchy of the Netherlands|King of the Netherlands.

2014-A April 2014 Ürümqi attack|bomb blast -in Ürümqi kills 3 people and injures 79 others.

Famous Birthdays


1245- Philip III of France -(d. 1285)

1331- Gaston III, Count of Foix -(d. 1391)

1553- Louise of Lorraine -(d. 1601)

1623- François de Laval -French-Canadian bishop and saint (d. 1708)

1651- Jean-Baptiste de La Salle -French priest and saint (d. 1719)

1662- Mary II of England -(d. 1694)

1664- François Louis, Prince of Conti -(d. 1709)

1710- Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée -Bavarian general (d. 1795)

1723- Mathurin Jacques Brisson -French zoologist and philosopher (d. 1806)

1758- Emmanuel Vitale -Maltese commander and politician (d. 1802)

1770- David Thompson (explorer)|David Thompson -English-Canadian cartographer and explorer (d. 1857)

1777- Carl Friedrich Gauss -German mathematician and physicist (d. 1855)

1803- Albrecht von Roon -Prussian soldier and politician, 10th Minister President of Prussia (d. 1879)

1812- Kaspar Hauser -German feral child (d. 1833)

1829- Ferdinand von Hochstetter -Austrian geologist (d. 1884)

1850- George Gibb -Scottish businessman (d. 1925)

1857- Eugen Bleuler -Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1940)

1857- Walter Simon (philanthropist)|Walter Simon -German banker and philanthropist (d. 1920)

1864- Jean, duc Decazes -French sailor (d. 1912)

1864- Juhan Liiv -Estonian poet and author (d. 1913)

1865- Max Nettlau -German historian (d. 1944)

1869- Hans Poelzig -German architect, designed the IG Farben Building and Großes Schauspielhaus (d. 1936)

1870- Franz Lehár -Slovak-Austrian composer (d. 1948)

1870- Dadasaheb Phalke -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1944)

1874- Cyriel Verschaeve -Flemish priest (d. 1949)

1876- Orso Mario Corbino -Italian physicist and politician (d. 1937)

1877- Léon Flameng -French cyclist (d. 1917)

1877- Alice B. Toklas -American-French businesswoman (d. 1967)

1880- Charles Exeter Devereux Crombie -Scottish cartoonist (d. 1967)

1883- Jaroslav Hašek -Czech soldier and author (d. 1923)

1883- Luigi Russolo -Italian painter and composer (d. 1947)

1884- Olof Sandborg -Swedish actor (d. 1965)

1888- John Crowe Ransom -American poet (d. 1974)

1893- Joachim von Ribbentrop -German politician, 14th Minister for Foreign Affairs (Germany)|German Reich Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1946)

1895- Philippe Panneton -Canadian physician, academic, and diplomat (d. 1960)

1896- Reverend Gary Davis -American singer and guitarist (d. 1972)

1896- Hans List -Austrian scientist and businessman, founded the AVL (engineering company)|AVL Engineering Company (d. 1996)

1897- Humberto Mauro -Brazilian director and screenwriter (d. 1983)

1900- Erni Krusten -Estonian author (d. 1984)

1900- David Manners -Canadian-American actor (d. 1998)

1901- Simon Kuznets -Ukrainian-American economist, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

1902- Theodore Schultz -American economist, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

1905- Sergey Nikolsky -Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2012)

1908- Eve Arden -American actress (d. 1990)

1908- Bjarni Benediktsson -Icelandic politician, 13th Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1970)

1908- Frank Robert Miller -Canadian air marshal and politician (d. 1997)

1909- F. E. McWilliam -Irish sculptor (d. 1992)

1909- Juliana of the Netherlands -(d. 2004)

1910- Levi Celerio -Filipino composer and songwriter (d. 2002)

1910- Sri Sri (writer)|Sri Sri -Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1983)

1913- Ilmar Raud -Estonian chess player (d. 1941)

1914- Dorival Caymmi -Brazilian singer-songwriter, actor, and painter (d. 2008)

1916- Claude Shannon -American mathematician and engineer (d. 2001)

1916- Paul Kuusberg -Estonian author (d. 2003)

1916- Robert Shaw (conductor)|Robert Shaw -American conductor (d. 1999)

1920- Duncan Hamilton (racing driver)|Duncan Hamilton -Irish-English race car driver (d. 1994)

1921- Roger L. Easton -American scientist, co-invented the Global Positioning System|GPS (d. 2014)

1921- Tove Maës -Danish actress (d. 2010)

1923- Percy Heath -American bassist (Heath Brothers and Modern Jazz Quartet) (d. 2005)

1923- Kagamisato Kiyoji -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 42nd Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 2004)

1923- Al Lewis (actor)|Al Lewis -American actor (d. 2006)

1923- Francis Tucker -South African race car driver (d. 2008)

1924- Uno Laht -Estonian KGB officer and author (d. 2008)

1925- Corinne Calvet -French-American actress (d. 2001)

1925- Johnny Horton -American singer and guitarist (d. 1960)

1926- Shrinivas Khale -Indian composer (d. 2011)

1926- Cloris Leachman -American actress and singer

1928- Hugh Hood -Canadian author (d. 2000)

1930- Félix Guattari -French psychotherapist and philosopher (d. 1992)

1933- Dickie Davies -English television host

1933- Charles Sanderson, Baron Sanderson of Bowden -English politician

1934- Jerry Lordan -English singer-songwriter (d. 1995)

1934- Don McKenney -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1937- Tony Harrison -English poet and playwright

1938- Gary Collins (actor)|Gary Collins -American actor and talk show host (d. 2012)

1938- Juraj Jakubisko -Slovak director and screenwriter

1938- Larry Niven -American author

1940- Burt Young -American actor

1941- Stavros Dimas -Greek politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Greece)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Greece

1941- Santo & Johnny|Johnny Farina -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Santo & Johnny)

1943- Frederick Chiluba -Zambian politician, 2nd President of Zambia (d. 2011)

1943- Bobby Vee -American singer

1944- Jon Bing -Norwegian author, scholar, and academic (d. 2014)

1944- Jill Clayburgh -American actress (d. 2010)

1944- Graham Upton -English academic

1945- Annie Dillard -American author and poet

1945- Mimi Fariña -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist (d. 2001)

1945- Michael J. Smith (astronaut)|Michael J. Smith -American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1986)

1946- Lee Bollinger -American lawyer and academic

1946- Bill Plympton -American animator, producer, and screenwriter

1946- Don Schollander -American swimmer

1947- Paul Fiddes -English theologian and academic

1947- Leslie Grantham -English actor

1947- Finn Kalvik -Norwegian singer-songwriter

1947- Tom Køhlert -Danish footballer and manager

1947- Mats Odell -Swedish economist and politician

1948- Perry King -American actor

1948- Alexander Onassis -American-Greek son of Aristotle Onassis (d. 1973)

1948- Pierre Pagé -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1949- Phil Garner -American baseball player and manager

1949- António Guterres -Portuguese politician, 114th Prime Minister of Portugal

1949- Karl Meiler -German tennis player (d. 2014)

1952- Jacques Audiard -French director and screenwriter

1953- Merrill Osmond -American singer, bass player, and actor (The Osmonds)

1954- Thom Bray -American actor

1954- Jane Campion -New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter

1954- Kim Darroch -English diplomat

1954- Frank-Michael Marczewski -German footballer

1955- Nicolas Hulot -French journalist

1955- David Kitchin -English judge

1955- Dimitra Liani -Greek wife of Andreas Papandreou

1956- Jorge Chaminé -Portuguese opera singer

1956- Lars von Trier -Danish director and screenwriter

1957- Aviva Chomsky -American historian and author

1958- Charles Berling -French actor, director, and screenwriter

1959- Paul Gross -Canadian actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1959- Stephen Harper -Canadian politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

1959- W. Thomas Smith, Jr. -American journalist and author

1960- Geoffrey Cox (British politician)|Geoffrey Cox -English lawyer and politician

1960- Kerry Healey -American politician, 70th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts

1960- David Miscavige -American religious leader

1961- Isiah Thomas -American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

1963- Andrew Carwood -English tenor and conductor

1963- Michael Waltrip -American race car driver

1964- Tony Fernandes -Malaysian-Indian businessman, co-founded Tune Group

1964- Ian Healy -Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

1964- Kent James -American singer-songwriter and actor

1964- Barrington Levy -Jamaican rapper

1964- Lorenzo Staelens -Belgian footballer and manager

1965- Daniela Costian -Romanian-Australian discus thrower

1965- Steven Klein (photographer)|Steven Klein -American photographer

1965- Adrian Pasdar -American actor and director

1966- Jeff Brown (ice hockey b. 1966)|Jeff Brown -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1966- Dave Meggett -American football player

1967- Steven Mackintosh -English actor

1967- Filipp Kirkorov -Soviet and Russian pop singer, actor, producer

1968- Dave Halili -American illustrator and graphic designer

1969- Warren Defever -American bass player and producer (His Name Is Alive and Elvis Hitler)

1969- Justine Greening -English politician, Secretary of State for International Development

1969- Paulo Jr. -Brazilian bass player and songwriter (Sepultura)

1971- John Boyne -Irish author

1971- Darren Emerson -English DJ and producer (Underworld (band)|Underworld)

1972- J. R. Richards -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Dishwalla)

1973- Leigh Francis -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1973- Kinna McInroe -American actress

1973- Naomi Novik -American author

1973- Jamie Staff -English cyclist and coach

1973- Jeff Timmons -American singer-songwriter and producer (98 Degrees)

1975- Michael Chaturantabut -Thai-American actor and stuntman

1975- Johnny Galecki -Belgian-American actor

1975- Tomi Joutsen -Finnish singer-songwriter (Amorphis)

1975- Elliott Sadler -American race car driver

1976- Davian Clarke -Jamaican sprinter

1976- Amanda Palmer -American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Dresden Dolls and Evelyn Evelyn)

1977- Jeannie Haddaway -American politician

1977- Alexandra Holden -American actress

1977- Pell James -American actress

1978- Tom Fulp -American businessman, co-founded The Behemoth

1979- Gerardo Torrado -Mexican footballer

1979- Sean Mackin (musician)|Sean Mackin -American singer and violinist (Yellowcard)

1980- Luis Scola -Argentinian basketball player

1980- Jeroen Verhoeven -Dutch footballer

1981- Tom Goss (musician)|Tom Goss -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1981- Nicole Kaczmarski -American basketball player

1981- Kunal Nayyar -English-American actor

1981- John O'Shea -Irish footballer

1981- Emma Pierson -English actress

1981- Megan Reinking -American actress

1981- Ali Williams -New Zealand rugby player

1982- Lloyd Banks -American rapper and actor (G-Unit)

1982- Kirsten Dunst -American actress and singer

1982- Cleo Higgins -English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Cleopatra (band)|Cleopatra)

1982- Drew Seeley -Canadian-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

1983- Chris Carr (American football)|Chris Carr -American football player

1983- Tatjana Hüfner -German luger

1983- Marina Tomić -Slovenian hurdler

1983- Troy Williamson -American football player

1984- Shawn Daivari -American wrestler and manager

1984- Risto Mätas -Estonian javelin thrower

1984- Lee Roache -English footballer

1984- Sophie Turner (model)|Sophie Turner -Australian model, reality television personality and lawyer

1985- Brandon Bass -American basketball player

1985- Ashley Alexandra Dupré -American prostitute and singer

1985- Gal Gadot -Israeli model and actress, Miss Israel|Miss Israel 2004

1986- Dianna Agron -American actress, singer, and dancer

1986- Martten Kaldvee -Estonian biathlete

1987- Alipate Carlile -Australian footballer

1987- Chris Morris (cricketer)|Chris Morris -South African cricketer

1987- Rohit Sharma -Indian cricketer

1987- Kaspar Taimsoo -Estonian rower

1987- Nikki Webster -Australian singer and actress

1988- Andy Allen (chef)|Andy Allen -Australian chef

1989- Baauer -American DJ and producer

1989- Jang Wooyoung -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (2PM)

1990- Mac DeMarco -Canadian singer

1990- Kaarel Kiidron -Estonian footballer

1991- Chris Kreider -American hockey player

1991- Kaarel Nurmsalu -Estonian ski jumper

1992- Marc-André ter Stegen -German footballer

1994- Wang Yafan -Chinese tennis player

1994- The Vamps (British band)#James_McVey|James McVey -lead guitarist of The Vamps (British band)|The Vamps

2002- Miguel Urdangarín y de Borbón -Spanish son of Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca

History of Deaths


65- Lucan -Roman poet (b. 39)

535- Amalasuntha -of the Ostrogoths (b. 495)

783- Hildegard of the Vinzgau|Hildegard -Frankish queen (b. 758)

1030- Mahmud of Ghazni -(b. 971)

1063- Emperor Renzong of Song -(b. 1010)

1131- Adjutor -French knight and saint

1341- John III, Duke of Brittany -(b. 1285)

1439- Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick -English commander (b. 1382)

1513- Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk -English son of Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk (b. 1472)

1524- Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard -French soldier (b. 1473)

1544- Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden -English lawyer and judge, Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1488)

1550- Tabinshwehti -Burmese king (b. 1516)

1632- Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly -Bavarian general (b. 1559)

1632- Sigismund III Vasa -Swedish-Polish son of John III of Sweden (b. 1566)

1637- Niwa Nagashige -Japanese daimyo (b. 1571)

1642- Dmitry Pozharsky -Russian prince (b. 1578)

1655- Eustache Le Sueur -French painter (b. 1617)

1660- Petrus Scriverius -Dutch historian and scholar (b. 1576)

1672- Marie of the Incarnation (Ursuline)|Marie of the Incarnation -French-Canadian nun and saint, founded the Ursulines of Quebec (b. 1599)

1696- Robert Plot -English chemist (b. 1640)

1712- Philipp van Limborch -Dutch theologian (b. 1633)

1736- Johann Albert Fabricius -German scholar (b. 1668)

1758- François d'Agincourt -French organist and composer (b. 1684)

1792- John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich -English politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1718)

1795- Jean-Jacques Barthélemy -French numismatist (b. 1716)

1806- Onogawa Kisaburō -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 5th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1758)

1841- Peter Andreas Heiberg -Danish philologist and author (b. 1758)

1847- Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen -(b. 1771)

1863- Jean Danjou -French captain (b. 1828)

1865- Robert FitzRoy -English admiral, meteorologist, and politician, 2nd Governor of New Zealand (b. 1805)

1870- Thomas Cooke (bishop)|Thomas Cooke -Canadian bishop (b. 1792)

1875- Jean-Frédéric Waldeck -French explorer, lithographer, and cartographer (b. 1766)

1879- Emma Smith -American wife of Joseph Smith (b. 1804)

1883- Édouard Manet -French painter (b. 1832)

1891- Joseph Leidy -American paleontologist and author (b. 1823)

1900- Casey Jones -American engineer (b. 1863)

1903- Emily Stowe -Canadian physician and activist (b. 1831)

1910- Jean Moréas -Greek poet and critic (b. 1856)

1936- A. E. Housman -English poet and scholar (b. 1859)

1939- Frank Haller -American boxer (b. 1883)

1941- Edgar Aabye -Danish tug of war competitor (b. 1865)

1943- Otto Jespersen -Danish philologist (b. 1860)

1943- Beatrice Webb -English sociologist and economist (b. 1858)

1945- Eva Braun -German wife of Adolf Hitler (b. 1912)

1945- Adolf Hitler -Austrian-German politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1889)

1953- Jacob Linzbach -Estonian linguist (b. 1874)

1956- Alben W. Barkley -American lawyer and politician, 35th Vice President of the United States (b. 1877)

1966- Richard Fariña -American author and singer (b. 1937)

1970- Inger Stevens -Swedish-American actress (b. 1934)

1972- Gia Scala -English-American model and actress (b. 1934)

1973- Václav Renč -Czech poet and playwright (b. 1911)

1974- Agnes Moorehead -American actress (b. 1900)

1980- Luis Muñoz Marín -Puerto Rican journalist and politician, 1st Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1898)

1982- Lester Bangs -American journalist and author (b. 1949)

1983- George Balanchine -Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1904)

1983- Muddy Waters -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader (b. 1913)

1983- Edouard Wyss-Dunant -Swiss physician and mountaineer (b. 1897)

1986- Robert Stevenson (director)|Robert Stevenson -English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1905)

1989- Yi Bangja -Japanese daughter of Prince Nashimoto Morimasa (b. 1901)

1989- Sergio Leone -Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

1993- Tommy Caton -English footballer (b. 1962)

1994- Roland Ratzenberger -Austrian race car driver (b. 1960)

1994- Richard Scarry -American author and illustrator (b. 1919)

1995- Maung Maung Kha -Burmese politician, 8th Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1920)

1996- David Opatoshu -American actor and screenwriter (b. 1918)

1998- Nizar Qabbani -Syrian poet (b. 1926)

1999- Darrell Sweet (musician)|Darrell Sweet -English drummer (Nazareth (band)|Nazareth) (b. 1947)

2000- Poul Hartling -Danish politician, 36th Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1914)

2002- Nitsa Tsaganea -Greek actress (b. 1899)

2002- Charlotte von Mahlsdorf -German founder of the Gründerzeit|Gründerzeit Museum (b. 1928)

2003- Mark Berger (economist)|Mark Berger -American economist and educator (b. 1955)

2003- Possum Bourne -New Zealand race car driver (b. 1956)

2005- Phil Rasmussen -American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1918)

2005- Ron Todd -English union leader (b. 1927)

2006- Lawrence Patrick -American mechanic and educator (b. 1920)

2006- Jean-François Revel -French journalist and author (b. 1924)

2006- Beatriz Sheridan -Mexican actress and director (b. 1934)

2006- Pramoedya Ananta Toer -Indonesian author (b. 1925)

2007- Grégory Lemarchal -French singer (b. 1983)

2007- Kevin Mitchell (linebacker)|Kevin Mitchell -American football player (b. 1971)

2007- Tom Poston -American actor (b. 1921)

2007- Gordon Scott -American actor (b. 1927)

2007- Zola Taylor -American singer (The Platters) (b. 1938)

2008- John Cargher -English-Australian journalist (b. 1919)

2009- Venetia Burney -English girl who named Pluto (b. 1918)

2009- Henk Nijdam -Dutch cyclist (b. 1935)

2010- Gerry Ryan -Irish radio and television host (b. 1956)

2011- Dorjee Khandu -Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)

2011- Evald Okas -Estonian painter (b. 1915)

2011- Ernesto Sabato -Argentinian physicist, author, and painter (b. 1911)

2011- Harry S. Morgan -German pornographic actor, producer and director (b. 1945)

2012- Ernst Bolldén -Swedish table tennis player (b. 1966)

2012- Tomás Borge -Nicaraguan politician and poet, co-founded the Sandinista National Liberation Front (b. 1930)

2012- Alexander Dale Oen -Norwegian swimmer (b. 1985)

2012- Giannis Gravanis -Greek footballer (b. 1958)

2012- Benzion Netanyahu -Russian-Israeli historian and educator (b. 1910)

2012- Achala Sachdev -Pakistani-Indian actress (b. 1920)

2012- Sicelo Shiceka -South African politician (b. 1966)

2013- Roberto Chabet -Filipino painter and sculptor (b. 1937)

2013- Shirley Firth -Canadian skier (b. 1953)

2013- Viviane Forrester -French author and critic (b. 1925)

2013- Emil Frei -American physician and oncologist (b. 1924)

2013- Mike Gray -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1935)

2013- Andrew J. Offutt -American author (b. 1934)

2014- Khaled Choudhury -Indian set designer (b. 1919)

2014- Chris Harris (actor)|Chris Harris -English actor and director (b. 1942)

2014- Julian Lewis (biologist)|Julian Lewis -English biologist (b. 1946)

2014- Carl E. Moses -American politician (b. 1929)

2014- Ian Ross (newsreader)|Ian Ross -Australian journalist (b. 1940)