This Day in History

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Day History: August-25

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History

1248-The Netherlands|Dutch -city of Ommen receives City rights in the Netherlands|city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Utrecht|Archbishop of Utrecht.

1258-Regent George Mouzalon -and his brothers are killed during a coup headed by the aristocratic faction under, paving the way for its leader, Michael VIII Palaiologos, to ultimately usurp the throne of the Empire of Nicaea.

1537-The Honourable Artillery Company -the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.

1580- Battle of Alcântara (1580)|Battle of Alcântara -Spain defeats Portugal.

1609- Galileo Galilei -demonstrates his first telescope to Venice|Venetian lawmakers.

1630-Portuguese forces are defeated by the Kingdom of Kandy -at the Battle of Randeniwela in Sri Lanka.

1758- Seven Years' War -Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.

1768- James Cook -begins his first voyage.

1825- Uruguay -declares its independence from Brazil.

1830-The Belgian Revolution -begins.

1835-The '' New York Sun (historical)|New York Sun -' perpetrates the Great Moon Hoax.

1875-Captain Matthew Webb -became the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 22 hours.

1883- French Third Republic|France -and Nguyễn Dynasty|Viet Nam sign the Treaty of Huế (1883)|Treaty of Huế, recognizing a French protectorate over Annam and Tonkin.

1894- Kitasato Shibasaburō -discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in ''The Lancet''.

1898-Seven hundred Greek civilians, 17 British guards and the British Consul (representative)|Consul -of Crete are killed by a Turkish mob in Heraklion, Greece.

1912-The Kuomintang -the China|Chinese nationalist party, is founded.

1914- World War I -The library of the Catholic University of Leuven (1834–1968)|Catholic University of Leuven is deliberately destroyed by the German Army. Hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable volumes and Gothic and Renaissance manuscripts are lost.

1916-The United States National Park Service -is created.

1920- Polish–Soviet War -Battle of Warsaw (1920)|Battle of Warsaw, which began on August 13, ends with the Red Army's defeat.

1921-The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain -occur.

1933-The 1933 Diexi earthquake|Diexi earthquake -strikes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.

1939-The United Kingdom -and Second Polish Republic|Poland form a Anglo-Polish military alliance|military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.

1942- World War II -Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.

1942-World War II: second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons -A Empire of Japan|Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal is turned-back by an Allies of World War II|Allied air attack, losing one destroyer and one transport sunk, and one light cruiser heavily damaged.

1944-World War II: Liberation of Paris|Paris is liberated -by the Allies of World War II|Allies.

1945-Ten days after World War II ends with Japan -Victory over Japan Day|announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Communist Party of China|Chinese Communist Party kill United States|U.S. intelligence officer John Birch (missionary)|John Birch, regarded by some of the Conservatism in the United States|American right as the first victim of the Cold War.

1948-The House Un-American Activities Committee -holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.

1950-President Harry Truman -orders the United States Army|U.S. Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike.

1961-President Jânio Quadros -of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power, initiating a political crisis that culminates in 1964 Brazilian coup d'état|a military coup in 1964.

1980- Zimbabwe -joins the United Nations.

1981- Voyager 2 -spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn

1988-The Chiado -area in Lisbon is partially destroyed by a fire.

1989- Voyager 2 -spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the second to last planet in the Solar System at the time.

1989- Mayumi Moriyama -becomes Japan|Japan's first female cabinet secretary.

1991- Belarus -gains its independence from the Soviet Union

1991-The Battle of Vukovar -begins. An 87-day siege of a Croatian city by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), supported by various Serbian paramilitary forces, between August–November, during the Croatian War of Independence

1991- Linus Torvalds -announces the first version of what will become Linux.

1997- Egon Krenz -the former East German leader, is convicted of a Schießbefehl|shoot-to-kill policy at the Berlin Wall.

2003-The Tli Cho -land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib people|Dogrib First Nations and the Canada|Canadian federal government in Behchoko, Northwest Territories|Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).

2012- Voyager 1 -spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.

2013-Six people die and 22 are injured when a 2013 Mexico train accident|train derails -in Huimanguillo (municipality)|Huimanguillo, Tabasco, Mexico.

Famous Birthdays

1530- Ivan the Terrible -Russian ruler (d. 1584)

1561- Philippe van Lansberge -Dutch astronomer and mathematician (d. 1632)

1624- François de la Chaise -French priest (d. 1709)

1662- John Leverett the Younger -American lawyer, academic, and politician (d. 1724)

1707- Louis I of Spain -(d. 1724)

1719- Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo -French painter (d. 1795)

1724- George Stubbs -English painter (d. 1806)

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

1744- Johann Gottfried Herder -German poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1803)

1758- Franz Teyber -Austrian organist and composer (d. 1810)

1767- Louis Antoine de Saint-Just -French soldier and politician (d. 1794)

1776- Thomas Bladen Capel -English admiral (d. 1853)

1786- Ludwig I of Bavaria -(d. 1868)

1796- James Lick -American carpenter and piano builder (d. 1876)

1802- Nikolaus Lenau -Romanian-Austrian poet (d. 1850)

1803- Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias -(d. 1880)

1817- Marie-Eugénie de Jésus -French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (d. 1898)

1829- Carlo Acton -Italian pianist and composer (d. 1909)

1836- Bret Harte -American author and poet (d. 1902)

1840- George C. Magoun -American businessman (d. 1893)

1841- Emil Theodor Kocher -Swiss physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)

1845- Ludwig II of Bavaria -(d. 1886)

1850- Charles Richet -French physiologist and occultist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)

1867- James W. Gerard -American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Germany (d. 1951)

1869- Tom Kiely -Irish decathlete (d. 1951)

1882- Seán T. O'Kelly -Irish politician, 2nd President of Ireland (d. 1966)

1891- David Shimoni -Belarusian-Israeli poet and translator (d. 1956)

1893- Henry Trendley Dean -American dentist (d. 1962)

1898- Helmut Hasse -German mathematician and academic (d. 1975)

1898- Arthur Wood (cricketer, born 1898)|Arthur Wood -English cricketer (d. 1973)

1899- Paul Herman Buck -American historian and author (d. 1978)

1900- Hans Adolf Krebs -German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)

1902- Stefan Wolpe -German-American composer and educator (d. 1972)

1903- Arpad Elo -Hungarian-American chess player, created the Elo rating system (d. 1992)

1905- Mary Faustina Kowalska -Polish nun, mystic, and saint (d. 1938)

1906- Jim Smith (cricketer)|Jim Smith -English cricketer (d. 1979)

1909- Michael Rennie -English actor and producer (d. 1971)

1910- George Cisar (baseball)|George Cisar -American baseball player (d. 2010)

1910- Ruby Keeler -Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1993)

1910- Dorothea Tanning -American painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 2012)

1911- Vo Nguyen Giap -Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd Minister of Defence (Vietnam)|Minister of Defence for Vietnam (d. 2013)

1912- Erich Honecker -German politician (d. 1994)

1913- Don DeFore -American actor and singer (d. 1993)

1913- Walt Kelly -American illustrator and animator (d. 1973)

1915- Walter Trampler -American viola player and educator (d. 1997)

1916- Van Johnson -American actor and singer (d. 2008)

1916- Frederick Chapman Robbins -American pediatrician and virologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)

1916- Saburō Sakai -Japanese lieutenant and pilot (d. 2000)

1917- Mel Ferrer -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)

1917- Lisbeth Movin -Danish actress and director (d. 2011)

1917- Lou van Burg -Dutch-German singer and game show host (d. 1986)

1918- Leonard Bernstein -American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)

1918- Richard Greene -English actor (d. 1985)

1919- William P. Foster -American bandleader and educator (d. 2010)

1919- George Wallace -American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 45th Governor of Alabama (d. 1998)

1921- Monty Hall -Canadian-American actor, singer, and game show host

1921- Bryce Mackasey -Canadian politician (d. 1999)

1923- Álvaro Mutis -Colombian-Mexican author and poet (d. 2013)

1924- Zsuzsa Körmöczy -Hungarian tennis player (d. 2006)

1921- Brian Moore (novelist)|Brian Moore -Irish-Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1923- Allyre Sirois -Canadian judge (d. 2012)

1925- Thea Astley -Australian author (d. 2004)

1925- Stepas Butautas -Lithuanian basketball player (d. 2001)

1927- Althea Gibson -American tennis player and golfer (d. 2003)

1928- John "Kayo" Dottley -American football player

1928- Darrell Johnson -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2004)

1928- Karl Korte -American composer

1928- Herbert Kroemer -German-American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1930- Bruce Allpress -New Zealand actor

1930- Sean Connery -Scottish actor and producer

1930- György Enyedi (geographer)|György Enyedi -Hungarian economist and geographer (d. 2012)

1930- Graham Jarvis -Canadian-American actor (d. 2003)

1930- Crispin Tickell -English academic and diplomat

1931- Hal Fishman -American journalist and actor (d. 2007)

1931- Peter Gilmore -German-English actor (d. 2013)

1931- Regis Philbin -American actor, singer, and television host

1933- Patrick F. McManus -American journalist and author

1933- Wayne Shorter -American saxophonist and composer (Miles Davis Quintet and Weather Report)

1933- Tom Skerritt -American actor and director

1933- István Gaál -Hungarian director and screenwriter (d. 2007)

1934- Lise Bacon -Canadian politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec

1934- Eddie Ilarde -Filipino television host and politician

1935- Charles Wright (poet)|Charles Wright -American poet and academic

1937- Virginia Euwer Wolff -American author

1938- David Canary -American actor

1938- Frederick Forsyth -English author

1939- John Badham -English-American actor, director, and producer

1939- John Bardon -English actor (d. 2014)

1940- José van Dam -Belgian opera singer

1941- Marshall Brickman -Brazilian-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1941- Mario Corso -Italian footballer and coach

1942- Nathan Deal -American captain, lawyer, and politician, 82nd Governor of Georgia

1942- Howard Jacobson -English journalist and author

1944- Conrad Black -Canadian historian and author

1944- Jacques Demers -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and politician

1944- Anthony Heald -American actor

1944- Andrew Longmore -English lawyer and judge

1945- Daniel Hulet -Belgian cartoonist (d. 2011)

1945- Hannah Louise Shearer -American screenwriter and producer

1946- Rollie Fingers -American baseball player

1946- Charles Ghigna -American poet and author

1946- Charlie Sanders -American football player and sportscaster

1947- Michael Kaluta -American author and illustrator

1948- Ledward Kaapana -American singer and guitarist

1948- Nicholas A. Peppas -Greek chemist and biologist

1949- Martin Amis -English author

1949- Rijkman Groenink -Dutch banker

1949- Fariborz Lachini -Iranian-Canadian composer and producer

1949- John Savage (actor)|John Savage -American actor and producer

1949- Gene Simmons -Israeli-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor, (Kiss (band)|Kiss and Wicked Lester)

1950- Nugzar Bagration-Gruzinsky -Georgian son of Petre Gruzinsky

1950- Charles Fambrough -American bassist, composer, and producer (d. 2011)

1951- Rob Halford -English singer-songwriter (Judas Priest, 2wo, Halford (band)|Halford, and Fight (band)|Fight)

1951- Bill Handel -Brazilian-American lawyer and radio host

1952- Ann Abraham -English public servant

1952- Geoff Downes -English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (The Buggles, Yes (band)|Yes, and Asia (band)|Asia)

1952- Duleep Mendis -Sri Lankan cricketer

1952- Vijayakanth -Indian actor and politician

1954- Elvis Costello -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1954- Jim Wallace, Baron Wallace of Tankerness -Scottish politician, First Minister of Scotland

1955- John McGeoch -Scottish guitarist (Magazine (band)|Magazine, Visage, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Public Image Ltd, and The Armoury Show) (d. 2004)

1955- Gerd Müller (politician)|Gerd Müller -German politician

1956- Takeshi Okada -Japanese footballer, coach, and manager

1956- Henri Toivonen -Finnish race car driver (d. 1986)

1957- Sikander Bakht (cricketer)|Sikander Bakht -Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster

1957- Simon McBurney -English actor and director

1957- Frank Serratore -American ice hockey player and coach

1958- Tim Burton -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1958- Sterling Harwood -American lawyer, author, and academic

1958- Christian LeBlanc -American actor

1959- Ian Falconer -American author and illustrator

1959- Steve Levy (politician)|Steve Levy -American politician

1959- Lane Smith (illustrator)|Lane Smith -American author and illustrator

1959- Ruth Ann Swenson -American soprano

1960- Ashley Crow -American actress

1960- Georg Zellhofer -Austrian footballer and manager

1961- Billy Ray Cyrus -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1962- Māris Bružiks -Latvian triple jumper

1962- Vivian Campbell -Irish guitarist and songwriter (Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Dio (band)|Dio, Thin Lizzy, and Sweet Savage)

1962- Shahid Mahboob -Pakistani cricketer

1962- David Packer -American actor

1962- Michael Zorc -German footballer and manager

1963- Miro Cerar -Slovenian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Slovenia

1963- Shock G -American rapper (Digital Underground)

1963- Tiina Intelmann -Estonian diplomat

1963- Christine McGlade -Canadian actress and producer

1964- Maxim Kontsevich -Russian-American mathematician and academic

1964- Vasilios Kotronias -Greek chess player

1964- Marti Noxon -American screenwriter and producer

1964- Blair Underwood -American actor, director, and producer

1964- Joanne Whalley -English actress

1965- Cornelius Bennett -American football player

1965- Sanjeev Sharma -Indian cricketer and coach

1965- Mia Zapata -American singer-songwriter (The Gits) (d. 1993)

1966- Albert Belle -American baseball player

1966- Robert Maschio -American actor

1966- Tracy-Ann Oberman -English actress and screenwriter

1966- Derek Sherinian -American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Planet X (band)|Planet X, Dream Theater, and Black Country Communion)

1967- Tom Hollander -English actor, producer, and screenwriter

1967- Jeff Tweedy -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Wilco, Loose Fur, and Uncle Tupelo)

1967- Nobuyuki Hiyama -Japanese voice actor

1968- Rafet El Roman -Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1968- Yuri Mitsui -Japanese actress, model, and race car driver

1968- Stuart Murdoch (musician)|Stuart Murdoch -Scottish singer-songwriter (Belle & Sebastian)

1968- Spider One -American singer-songwriter and producer (Powerman 5000)

1968- Rachael Ray -American chef, author, and television host

1968- Takeshi Ueda -Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player (The Mad Capsule Markets)

1969- Cameron Mathison -Canadian actor

1969- Vivek Razdan -Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

1969- Rachel Shelley -English actress

1969- Steve Staley -American voice actor and singer

1969- John Witt -American baseball player and actor

1970- Doug Glanville -American baseball player and sportscaster

1970- Debbie Graham -American tennis player

1970- Robert Horry -American basketball player and sportscaster

1970- Jo Dee Messina -American singer-songwriter

1970- Claudia Schiffer -German model and fashion designer

1970- Helena Seger -Swedish model and actress

1971- Crash Holly|Mike Lockwood -American wrestler (d. 2003)

1972- Marvin Harrison -American football player

1972- Bryan Stoltenberg -American football player (d. 2013)

1973- Fatih Akın -German director, producer, and screenwriter

1974- Eric Millegan -American actor

1974- Pablo Ozuna -Dominican baseball player

1975- Petria Thomas -Australian swimmer

1976- Jensen Atwood -American actor

1976- Damon Jones -American basketball player

1976- Javed Qadeer -Pakistani cricketer and coach

1976- Alexander Skarsgård -Swedish-American actor

1977- Masumi Asano -Japanese voice actress

1977- Sophie Cadieux -Canadian actress

1977- Diego Corrales -American boxer (d. 2007)

1977- Andy McDonald (ice hockey)|Andy McDonald -Canadian ice hockey player

1977- Ramil Safarov -Azerbaijani murderer

1977- Jonathan Togo -American actor

1978- Kel Mitchell -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1978- Robert Mohr (rugby)|Robert Mohr -German rugby player

1979- Marlon Harewood -English footballer

1979- Deanna Nolan -American basketball player

1980- Neal Musser -American baseball player

1981- Rachel Bilson -American actress

1981- Jan-Berrie Burger -Namibian cricketer

1981- Jean-Julien Rojer -Curaçaoan-Dutch tennis player

1981- Clare Oliver -Australian activist (d. 2007)

1981- Camille Pin -French tennis player

1983- James Rossiter -English race car driver

1984- Florian Mohr -German footballer

1985- Hendra Setiawan -Indonesian badminton player

1986- Rona Nishliu -Kosovo-Albanian singer-songwriter

1987- Stacey Farber -Canadian actress

1987- Velimir Jovanović -Serbian footballer

1987- Blake Lively -American actress

1987- Amy Macdonald -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1987- Logan Morrison -American baseball player

1987- Whitney Stevens -Panamanian-American porn actress

1987- Luka Šulić -Slovenian-Croatian cellist (2Cellos)

1987- Justin Upton -American baseball player

1987- James Wesolowski -Australian footballer

1987- Liu Yifei -Chinese-American actress and singer

1988- Alexandra Burke -English singer-songwriter

1988- Angela Park -Brazilian-American golfer

1988- Ray Quinn -English actor, singer, and dancer

1989- Keegan Joyce -Australian actor

1989- Amber Le Bon -English model

1989- Hiram Mier -Mexican footballer

1992- Miyabi Natsuyaki -Japanese singer and actress (Berryz Kobo, Aa!, and Buono!)

1992- Alex Roots -English singer

1994- Josh Flitter -American actor

1997- Holly Gibbs -English actor

1998- Abraham Mateo -Spanish singer and actor

1998- China Anne McClain -American actress and singer (McClain (group)|McClain)

History of Deaths

79- Pliny the Elder -Roman commander and philosopher (b. 23)

383- Gratian -Roman emperor (b. 359)

1192- Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy -(b. 1142)

1270- Louis IX of France -(b. 1214)

1282- Thomas de Cantilupe -English bishop and saint (b. 1218)

1482- Margaret of Anjou -(b. 1429)

1554- Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk -English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1473)

1632- Thomas Dekker (writer)|Thomas Dekker -English playwright (b. 1572)

1688- Henry Morgan -Welsh admiral and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (b. 1635)

1699- Christian V of Denmark -(b. 1646)

1711- Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey -English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1656)

1742- Carlos Seixas -Portuguese organist and composer (b. 1704)

1774- Niccolò Jommelli -Italian composer (b. 1714)

1776- David Hume -Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1711)

1794- Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau -Belgian-Austrian diplomat (b. 1727)

1798- Mikiel'Ang Grima -Maltese surgeon (b. 1729)

1819- James Watt -Scottish-English engineer (b. 1736)

1822- William Herschel -German-English astronomer and composer (b. 1738)

1867- Michael Faraday -English physicist and chemist (b. 1791)

1882- Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald -Estonian physician and author (b. 1803)

1886- Zinovios Valvis -Greek politician, 35th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1791)

1900- Friedrich Nietzsche -German philologist, philosopher, and critic (b. 1844)

1904- Henri Fantin-Latour -French painter (b. 1836)

1908- Henri Becquerel -French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)

1921- Nikolay Gumilev -Russian poet and critic (b. 1886)

1924- Mariano Álvarez -Filipino general and politician (b. 1818)

1925- Count Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf -Austrian field marshal (b. 1852)

1930- Frankie Campbell -American boxer (b. 1904)

1938- Aleksandr Kuprin -Russian pilot, explorer, and author (b. 1870)

1938- Johannes van Dijk -Dutch rower (b. 1868)

1939- Babe Siebert -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1904)

1940- Prince Jean, Duke of Guise -(b. 1874)

1942- Prince George, Duke of Kent -(b. 1902)

1945- John Birch (missionary)|John Birch -Indian-American soldier and missionary (b. 1918)

1950- Earl Caddock -American wrestler (b. 1888)

1956- Alfred Kinsey -American biologist and academic (b. 1894)

1965- Moonlight Graham -American baseball player and physician (b. 1879)

1967- Stanley Bruce -Australian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)

1967- Paul Muni -Ukrainian-American actor and singer (b. 1895)

1967- George Lincoln Rockwell -American commander, politician, and activist, founded the American Nazi Party (b. 1918)

1968- Stan McCabe -Australian cricketer (b. 1910)

1970- Tachū Naitō -Japanese architect and engineer, designed the Tokyo Tower (b. 1886)

1971- Ted Lewis (musician)|Ted Lewis -American singer and clarinet player (b. 1890)

1973- Dezső Pattantyús-Ábrahám -Hungarian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1875)

1976- Eyvind Johnson -Swedish author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)

1977- Károly Kós -Hungarian architect, ethnologist, and politician (b. 1883)

1979- Stan Kenton -American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1911)

1980- Gower Champion -American actor, director, and choreographer (b. 1919)

1981- Nassos Kedrakas -Greek actor (b. 1915)

1984- Truman Capote -American author and playwright (b. 1924)

1984- Viktor Chukarin -Ukrainian gymnast (b. 1921)

1984- Waite Hoyt -American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1899)

1985- Samantha Smith -American actress and activist (b. 1972)

1988- Art Rooney -American businessman, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (b. 1901)

1990- Morley Callaghan -Canadian author and playwright (b. 1903)

1995- Doug Stegmeyer -American bass player and producer (b. 1951)

1997- Camilla Spira -German actress (b. 1906)

1998- Lewis F. Powell, Jr. -American jurist (b. 1907)

1999- Rob Fisher -English keyboard player and songwriter (Naked Eyes and Climie Fisher) (b. 1956)

2000- Carl Barks -American author and illustrator (b. 1901)

2000- Frederick C. Bock -American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)

2000- Jack Nitzsche -American pianist, composer, and producer (The Wrecking Crew (music)|The Wrecking Crew and Crazy Horse (band)|Crazy Horse) (b. 1937)

2000- Allen Woody -American bass player and songwriter (The Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule) (b. 1955)

2001- Aaliyah -American singer, dancer, and actress (b. 1979)

2001- Carl Brewer -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)

2001- Philippe Léotard -French actor and singer (b. 1940)

2001- Ken Tyrrell -English race car driver (b. 1924)

2002- Giannis Gionakis -Greek actor (b. 1922)

2002- Dorothy Hewett -Australian author and poet (b. 1923)

2003- Tom Feelings -American author and illustrator (b. 1933)

2005- Peter Glotz -Czech-German politician (b. 1939)

2005- Moondog King -Canadian wrestler (b. 1949)

2006- Noor Hassanali -Trinidadian-Tobagonian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1918)

2007- Benjamin Aaron -American lawyer and scholar (b. 1915)

2007- Ray Jones (footballer, born 1988)|Ray Jones -English footballer (b. 1988)

2008- Kevin Duckworth -American basketball player (b. 1964)

2008- Pavle Kozjek -Slovenian mountaineer and photographer (b. 1959)

2009- Ted Kennedy -American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1932)

2009- Mandé Sidibé -Malian politician, Prime Minister of Mali (b. 1940)

2010- Esther Earl -American blogger and activist (b. 1994)

2012- Florencio Amarilla -Paraguayan footballer, coach, and actor (b. 1935)

2012- Neil Armstrong -American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)

2012- Vesna Girardi-Jurkić -Croatian archeologist and museologist (b. 1944)

2012- Roberto González Barrera -Mexican businessman (b. 1930)

2012- Donald Gorrie -Scottish politician (b. 1933)

2012- Angkarn Kalayanapong -Thai poet and painter (b. 1926)

2012- Pontus Schultz -Swedish journalist (b. 1972)

2013- Ciril Bergles -Slovene poet and translator (b. 1934)

2013- António Borges -Portuguese economist and banker (b. 1949)

2013- William Froug -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1922)

2013- Bobby Hoff -American poker player (b. 1939)

2013- Liu Fuzhi -Chinese politician, 3rd Ministry of Justice of the People's Republic of China|Minister of Justice for China (b. 1917)

2013- Raghunath Panigrahi -Indian singer (b. 1932)

2013- Gylmar dos Santos Neves -Brazilian footballer (b. 1930)

2014- William Greaves -American director and producer (b. 1926)

2014- Marcel Masse -Canadian politician, 29th Minister of National Defence (Canada)|Canadian Minister of National Defence (b. 1936)

2014- Uziah Thompson -Jamaican-American drummer (The Revolutionaries and Black Uhuru) (b. 1936)

2014- Enrique Zileri -Peruvian publisher (b. 1931)