This Day in History

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Day History: August-3

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Events History


8- Roman Empire -General officer|general Tiberius defeats the Dalmatae on the river List of rivers of Bosnia and Herzegovina|Bathinus.

435-Deposed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople -Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by List of Byzantine emperors|Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.

881- Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu -Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem ''Ludwigslied''.

1031- Olaf II of Norway -is canonized as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.

1342-The Siege of Algeciras (1342–1344)|Siege of Algeciras -commences during the Spanish Reconquista.

1492- Christopher Columbus -sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.

1527-The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut -while at St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador|St. John's, Newfoundland.

1601- Long War (Ottoman wars)|Long War -Habsburg Monarchy|Austria captures Transylvania in the Battle of Goroszló.

1645- Thirty Years' War -the Battle of Nördlingen (1645)|Second Battle of Nördlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.

1678- René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle|Robert LaSalle -builds the ''Le Griffon'', the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.

1795- Treaty of Greenville -is signed.

1811-First ascent of Jungfrau -third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.

1852- Harvard University -wins the first Harvard–Yale Regatta|Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event

1860-The New Zealand Wars|Second Maori War -begins in New Zealand.

1900-The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company -is founded.

1903- Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization|Macedonian rebels -in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists only for 10 days before Ottoman Empire|Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.

1907-Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis -fines Amoco|Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal.

1913-A major labour dispute, known as the Wheatland Hop Riot -starts in Wheatland, California.

1914- World War I -Germany declares war against France.

1921- Commissioner of Baseball|Major League Baseball Commissioner -Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Black Sox Scandal|Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.

1929- Jiddu Krishnamurti -tagged as the Messianism|messianic "Maitreya (Theosophy)|World Teacher", shocks the Theosophy movement by dissolving the Order of the Star in the East|Order of the Star, the organisation built to support him.

1936- Jesse Owens -wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the 1936 Summer Olympics|Berlin Olympics.

1936-A fire wipes out Kursha-2 -in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic|Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.

1940- World War II -Kingdom of Italy|Italian forces begin the Italian conquest of British Somaliland|invasion of British Somaliland.

1946- Holiday World & Splashin' Safari|Santa Claus Land -the world's first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.

1948- Whittaker Chambers -accuses Alger Hiss of being a Communism|communist and a Espionage|spy for the Soviet Union.

1958-The nuclear submarine -{{USS|Nautilus|SSN-571|6}} travels beneath the Arctic Ocean|Arctic ice cap.

1959-Portugal's state police force PIDE -Pidjiguiti Massacre|fires upon striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing over 50 people.

1960- Niger -gains independence from France.

1961-The New Democratic Party (Canada)|New Democratic Party -of Canada is founded by the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and the Canadian Labour Congress.

1972-The United States Senate -ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

1977-The United States Senate begins its hearing on Project MKUltra -

1977- Tandy Corporation -announces the TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers.

1981- Senegal -se opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front – Suxxali Reew Mi.

1997- Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre -in Algeria; a total of 116 villagers killed, 40 in Oued El-Had and 76 in Mezouara.

2004-The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty -reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.

2005- List of heads of state of Mauritania|President of Mauritania -Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya is overthrown in a Coup d'état|military coup while attending the funeral of Fahd of Saudi Arabia|King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.

2005- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -becomes President of Iran.

2007-Former Deputy Director of the Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional|Chilean secret police -Raúl Iturriaga is captured after having been on the run following a conviction for kidnapping.

2010- 2010 Karachi riots|Widespread rioting -erupts in Karachi, Pakistan, after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (United States dollar|US$200 million) in damage.

Famous Birthdays


1491- Maria of Jülich-Berg -(d. 1543)

1509- Étienne Dolet -French scholar and translator (d. 1546)

1692- John Henley -English clergyman (d. 1759)

1734- Naungdawgyi -Burmese king (d. 1763)

1770- Frederick William III of Prussia -(d. 1840)

1803- Joseph Paxton -English gardener and architect, designed The Crystal Palace (d. 1865)

1808- Hamilton Fish -American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of State (d. 1893)

1811- Elisha Otis -American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company (d. 1861)

1817- Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen -(d. 1895)

1832- Ivan Zajc -Croatian composer, conductor, and director (d. 1914)

1840- John Bigham, 1st Viscount Mersey -English jurist and politician (d. 1929)

1850- Reginald Heber Roe -English-Australian swimmer, tennis player, and academic (d. 1926)

1855- Joe Hunter (cricketer)|Joe Hunter -English cricketer (d. 1891)

1856- Alfred Deakin -Australian politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)

1860- William Kennedy Dickson -French-Scottish actor, director, and producer (d. 1935)

1863- Géza Gárdonyi -Hungarian author and journalist (d. 1922)

1867- Stanley Baldwin -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1947)

1871- Vernon Louis Parrington -American historian and scholar (d. 1929)

1872- Haakon VII of Norway -(d. 1957)

1878- Dick Grant -Canadian runner (d. 1958)

1886- Maithili Sharan Gupt -Indian poet and playwright (d. 1964)

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

1890- Konstantin Melnikov -Russian architect, designed the Rusakov Workers' Club (d. 1974)

1894- Harry Heilmann -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1951)

1895- Neva Morris -American super-centenarian (d. 2010)

1895- Marguerite Nichols -American actress (d. 1941)

1896- Ralph Horween -American football player and coach (d. 1997))

1899- Louis Chiron -Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)

1900- Ernie Pyle -American journalist (d. 1945)

1900- John T. Scopes -American educator (d. 1970)

1901- John C. Stennis -American lawyer and politician (d. 1995)

1901- Stefan Wyszyński -Polish cardinal (d. 1981)

1902- Regina Jonas -German rabbi (d. 1944)

1903- Habib Bourguiba -Tunisian politician, 1st List of Presidents of Tunisia|President of the Republic of Tunisia (d. 2000)

1904- Clifford D. Simak -American journalist and author (d. 1988)

1905- Dolores del Río -Mexican-American actress and singer (d. 1983)

1905- Franz König -Austrian cardinal (d. 2004)

1907- Lawrence Brown (musician)|Lawrence Brown -American trombonist and composer (d. 1988)

1907- Ernesto Geisel -Brazilian general and politician, 29th President of Brazil (d. 1996)

1909- Walter Van Tilburg Clark -American author and educator (d. 1971)

1911- Alex McCrindle -Scottish actor (d. 1990)

1913- Mel Tolkin -Ukrainian-American screenwriter and producer (d. 2007)

1915- Frank Arthur Calder -Canadian politician (d. 2006)

1915- Pete Newell -American basketball player and coach (d. 2008)

1916- Shakeel Badayuni -Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1970)

1916- José Manuel Moreno -Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1978)

1917- Les Elgart -American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1995)

1918- James MacGregor Burns -American historian, political scientist, and author (d. 2014)

1918- Sidney Gottlieb -American chemist and theorist (d. 1999)

1918- Larry Haines -American actor (d. 2008)

1920- Max Fatchen -Australian journalist and author (d. 2012)

1920- P. D. James -English author

1920- Charlie Shavers -American trumpet player and composer (d. 1971)

1920- Elmar Tampõld -Estonian-Canadian architect (d. 2013)

1921- Richard Adler -American composer and producer (d. 2012)

1921- Hayden Carruth -American poet and critic (d. 2008)

1921- Marilyn Maxwell -American actress and singer (d. 1972)

1922- John Eisenhower -American historian, general, and diplomat, 45th United States Ambassador to Belgium (d. 2013)

1923- Jean Hagen -American actress and singer (d. 1977)

1923- Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria -(d. 2012)

1924- Leon Uris -American author (d. 2003)

1925- Marv Levy -American-Canadian football player, coach, and manager

1926- Rona Anderson -Scottish-English actress (d. 2013)

1926- Tony Bennett -American singer and actor

1926- Anthony Sampson -English journalist and author (d. 2004)

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

1928- Cécile Aubry -French actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1928- Henning Moritzen -Danish actor (d. 2012)

1930- James Komack -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)

1933- Pat Crawford -Australian cricketer (d. 2009)

1934- Haystacks Calhoun -American wrestler and actor (d. 1989)

1934- Michael Chapman (bassoonist)|Michael Chapman -English bassoon player (d. 2005)

1934- Jonas Savimbi -Angolan general, founded UNITA (d. 2002)

1935- John Erman -American actor, director, and producer

1935- Georgy Shonin -Ukrainian-Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1997)

1935- Vic Vogel -Canadian pianist, composer, and bandleader

1936- Jerry G. Bishop -American radio and television host (d. 2013)

1936- Edward Petherbridge -English actor and singer

1937- Steven Berkoff -English actor, director, and playwright

1937- Roland Burris -American lawyer and politician, 39th Illinois Attorney General

1937- Tom Georgeson -English actor

1937- Duncan Sharpe -Pakistani-Australian cricketer

1938- Terry Wogan -Irish-English radio and television host

1939- Jimmie Nicol -English drummer (The Spotnicks and Colin Hicks & The Cabin Boys)

1939- Apoorva Sengupta -Indian general and cricketer

1940- Lance Alworth -American football player

1940- Martin Sheen -American actor and producer

1940- James Tyler (music)|James Tyler -American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2010)

1941- Beverly Lee -American singer (The Shirelles)

1941- Martha Stewart -American businesswoman, publisher, and author, founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

1943- Béla Bollobás -Hungarian-English mathematician and academic

1943- Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson -of Sweden

1943- Steven Millhauser -American author and academic

1944- Nino Bravo -Spanish singer (d. 1973)

1945- Eamon Dunphy -Irish footballer and journalist

1946- Robert Ayling -English businessman

1946- Jack Straw -English lawyer and politician, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1946- Syreeta Wright -American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

1946- John York (musician)|John York -American bass player, songwriter, and producer (The Byrds and Sir Douglas Quintet)

1948- Jean-Pierre Raffarin -French lawyer and politician, 166th Prime Minister of France

1949- Philip Casnoff -American actor and director

1949- B. B. Dickerson -American bass player and songwriter (War (band)|War)

1949- Sue Slipman -English politician

1950- Linda Howard -American author

1950- John Landis -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1950- Jo Marie Payton -American actress and singer

1950- Ernesto Samper -Colombian economist and politician, 29th President of Colombia

1951- Marcel Dionne -Canadian ice hockey player

1951- Jay North -American actor

1952- Osvaldo Ardiles -Argentinian footballer and manager

1953- Ian Bairnson -Scottish saxophonist and keyboard player (The Alan Parsons Project, Pilot (band)|Pilot, and Keats (band)|Keats)

1954- Michael Arthur (physician)|Michael Arthur -English physician and academic

1954- Gary Peters (footballer)|Gary Peters -English footballer and manager

1955- Corey Burton -American voice actor and singer

1956- Kirk Brandon -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny (band)|Spear of Destiny, and Dead Men Walking)

1956- Todd Christensen -American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)

1956- Balwinder Sandhu -Indian cricketer and coach

1957- Bodo Rudwaleit -German footballer and manager

1957- Kate Wilkinson (politician)|Kate Wilkinson -New Zealand lawyer and politician

1958- Ana Kokkinos -Australian director and screenwriter

1958- Lindsey Hilsum -English journalist

1958- Lambert Wilson -French actor

1959- Martin Atkins -English drummer and producer (Public Image Ltd, Ministry (band)|Ministry, and Killing Joke)

1959- Mike Gminski -American basketball player

1959- John C. McGinley -American actor and producer

1959- Koichi Tanaka -Japanese chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1960- Tim Mayotte -American tennis player and coach

1960- Gopal Sharma -Indian cricketer

1961- Molly Hagan -American actress

1961- Nick Harvey -English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces

1961- Lee Rocker -American bassist (Stray Cats)

1963- James Hetfield -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Metallica, Spastik Children, and Leather Charm)

1963- Ed Roland -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Collective Soul and Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project)

1963- Lisa Ann Walter -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1963- Isaiah Washington -American actor and producer

1964- Lucky Dube -South African singer and keyboard player (d. 2007)

1964- Nate McMillan -American basketball player and coach

1964- Kevin Sumlin -American football player and coach

1964- Abhisit Vejjajiva -English-Thai economist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Thailand

1966- Brent Butt -Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter

1966- Eric Esch -American wrestler, boxer, and mixed martial artist

1967- Skin (musician)|Skin -English singer and model (Skunk Anansie)

1967- Mathieu Kassovitz -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, founded MNP Entreprise

1967- Manmohan Waris -Indian singer

1968- Rod Beck -American baseball player (d. 2007)

1969- Doug Overton -American basketball player and coach

1970- Stephen Carpenter -American guitarist and songwriter (Deftones, Sol Invicto, and Kush (band)|Kush)

1970- Gina G -Australian singer

1970- Masahiro Sakurai -Japanese video game designer, created ''Super Smash Bros. (series)|Super Smash Bros'' and ''Kirby (series)|Kirby''

1971- Forbes Johnston -Scottish footballer (d. 2007)

1971- Will Muschamp -American football player and coach

1971- DJ Spinderella -American DJ, rapper, and producer (Salt-n-Pepa)

1972- Brigid Brannagh -American actress

1972- Erika Marozsán -Hungarian actress

1972- Sandis Ozoliņš -Latvian ice hockey player and politician

1973- Jay Cutler (bodybuilder)|Jay Cutler -American bodybuilder

1973- Nikos Dabizas -Greek footballer

1973- Michael Ealy -American actor

1973- Stephen Graham (actor)|Stephen Graham -English actor

1975- Wael Gomaa -Egyptian footballer

1975- Argyro Strataki -Greek heptathlete

1976- Troy Glaus -American baseball player

1977- Deniz Akkaya -Turkish model and actress

1977- Tom Brady -American football player

1977- Justin Lehr -American baseball player

1977- Tómas Lemarquis -Icelandic actor

1977- Óscar Pereiro -Spanish cyclist

1978- Joi Chua -Singaporean singer-songwriter

1978- Mariusz Jop -Polish footballer

1978- Dimitrios Zografakis -Greek footballer

1978- Jenny Tinmouth -English motorcycle racer

1979- Evangeline Lilly -Canadian model and actress

1980- Nadia Ali -Libyan-American singer-songwriter (iiO)

1980- Dominic Moore -Canadian ice hockey player

1980- Tony Pashos -American football player

1980- Brandan Schieppati -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bleeding Through, Eighteen Visions, and Throwdown (band)|Throwdown)

1980- Hannah Simone -Canadian television host and actress

1981- Travis Bowyer -American baseball player

1981- Pablo Ibáñez -Spanish footballer

1981- Travis Willingham -American voice actor

1982- Kaspar Kokk -Estonian skier

1982- Jesse Lumsden -Canadian bobsledder and football player

1982- Damien Sandow -American wrestler

1983- Ryan Carter -American ice hockey player

1983- Mamie Gummer -American actress

1983- Mark Reynolds (baseball)|Mark Reynolds -American baseball player

1984- Yasin Avcı (footballer born 1984)|Yasin Avcı -Turkish footballer

1984- Sunil Chhetri -Indian footballer

1984- Carah Faye Charnow -American singer-songwriter (Shiny Toy Guns and Versant)

1984- Jon Foster -American actor

1984- Ryan Lochte -American swimmer

1984- Matt Joyce (baseball)|Matt Joyce -American baseball player

1984- Chris Maurer -American singer and bass player (Suburban Legends)

1985- Ats Purje -Estonian footballer

1985- Sonny Bill Williams -New Zealand rugby player and boxer

1986- Charlotte Casiraghi -Monacan journalist, co-founded ''Ever Manifesto''

1987- Kim Hyung-jun -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (SS501)

1987- Juri Kurakin -Estonian ice dancer

1988- Denny Cardin -Italian footballer

1988- Leigh Tiffin -American football player

1989- Jules Bianchi -French race car driver

1989- Sam Hutchinson -English footballer

1989- Nick Viergever -Dutch footballer

1990- Jourdan Dunn -English model

1990- Shunya Shiraishi -Japanese actor

1992- Gamze Bulut -Turkish runner

1992- Gesa Felicitas Krause -German runner

1992- Karlie Kloss -American model

1992- Diāna Marcinkēviča -Latvian tennis player

1992- Lum Rexhepi -Finnish footballer

1993- Ola Abidogun -English sprinter

1993- Yurina Kumai -Japanese singer (Berryz Kobo and Guardians 4)

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

1995- Victoria Kan -Russian tennis player

2000- Landry Bender -American actress

History of Deaths


1460- James II of Scotland -(b. 1430)

1527- Scaramuccia Trivulzio -Italian cardinal

1546- Antonio da Sangallo the Younger -Italian architect, designed the Apostolic Palace (b. 1484)

1546- Étienne Dolet -French scholar and translator (b. 1509)

1604- Bernardino de Mendoza -Spanish commander and diplomat (b. 1540)

1621- Guillaume du Vair -French lawyer and author (b. 1556)

1712- Joshua Barnes -English historian and scholar (b. 1654)

1720- Anthonie Heinsius -Dutch politician (b. 1641)

1721- Grinling Gibbons -Dutch-English sculptor and woodcarver (b. 1648)

1761- Johann Matthias Gesner -German scholar and academic (b. 1691)

1773- Stanisław Konarski -Polish poet and playwright (b. 1700)

1780- Étienne Bonnot de Condillac -French epistemologist and philosopher (b. 1715)

1792- Richard Arkwright -English engineer and businessman (b. 1732)

1797- Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst -English field marshal and politician, List of colonial governors of Virginia|Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1717)

1805- Christopher Anstey -English author and poet (b. 1724)

1819- Simon Knéfacz -Croatian monk and author (b. 1752)

1835- Wenzel Müller -Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1767)

1839- Dorothea von Schlegel -German author (b. 1763)

1857- Eugène Sue -French author and politician (b. 1804)

1866- Gábor Klauzál -Hungarian politician, Minister of Agriculture (Hungary)|Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1804)

1867- Philipp August Böckh -German historian and scholar (b. 1785)

1877- William B. Ogden -American businessman and politician, 1st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)

1879- Joseph Severn -English painter (b. 1793)

1916- Roger Casement -Irish poet and activist (b. 1864)

1917- Ferdinand Georg Frobenius -German mathematician and academic (b. 1849)

1920- Peeter Süda -Estonian organist and composer (b. 1883)

1924- Joseph Conrad -Polish-English author (b. 1857)

1925- William Bruce (cricketer)|William Bruce -Australian cricketer (b. 1864)

1929- Emile Berliner -German-American inverter and businessman, invented the phonograph (b. 1851)

1929- Thorstein Veblen -American economist and sociologist (b. 1857)

1936- Konstantin Konik -Estonian surgeon and politician, 19th Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1873)

1942- Richard Willstätter -German-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1872)

1946- Francis Newton -American golfer (b. 1874)

1949- Ignotus -Hungarian poet and author (b. 1869)

1954- Colette -French journalist and author (b. 1873)

1958- Peter Collins (racing driver)|Peter Collins -English race car driver (b. 1931)

1964- Flannery O'Connor -American author (b. 1925)

1966- Lenny Bruce -American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1925)

1968- Björn Berglund -Swedish actor (b. 1904)

1971- Ernst Eklund (actor)|Ernst Eklund -Swedish actor (b. 1882)

1972- Giannis Papaioannou -Turkish-Greek composer (b. 1913)

1973- Richard Marshall (general)|Richard Marshall -American general (b. 1895)

1974- Edgar Johan Kuusik -Estonian architect (b. 1888)

1975- Andreas Embirikos -Greek poet and photographer (b. 1901)

1977- Makarios III -Cypriot archbishop and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Cyprus (b. 1913)

1977- Alfred Lunt -American actor and director (b. 1892)

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

1979- Angelos Terzakis -Greek author and playwright (b. 1907)

1983- Carolyn Jones -American actress and singer (b. 1930)

1990- Betty Amann -German-American actress (b. 1905)

1995- Ida Lupino -English-American actress, singer, director, and producer (b. 1914)

1995- Edward Whittemore -American soldier and author (b. 1933)

1996- Jørgen Garde -Danish admiral (b. 1939)

1997- Pietro Rizzuto -Italian-Canadian politician (b. 1934)

1998- Alfred Schnittke -Russian composer (b. 1934)

1999- Rodney Ansell -Australian hunter (b. 1953)

1999- Byron Farwell -American historian and author (b. 1921)

2000- Joann Lõssov -Estonian basketball player and coach (b. 1921)

2001- Christopher Hewett -English-American actor (b. 1922)

2002- Carmen Silvera -Canadian-English actress and singer (b. 1922)

2003- Roger Voudouris -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1954)

2004- Henri Cartier-Bresson -French photographer and painter (b. 1908)

2004- Bob Murphy (announcer)|Bob Murphy -American sportscaster (b. 1924)

2005- Françoise d'Eaubonne -French author and poet (b. 1920)

2006- Arthur Lee (musician)|Arthur Lee -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Love (band)|Love) (b. 1945)

2006- Elisabeth Schwarzkopf -German-English soprano and actress (b. 1915)

2007- John Gardner (British writer)|John Gardner -English author (b. 1926)

2007- Peter Thorup -Danish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Collective Consciousness Society and The Beefeaters) (b. 1948)

2008- Skip Caray -American sportscaster (b. 1939)

2008- Erik Darling -American singer-songwriter (The Weavers, The Tarriers, and The Rooftop Singers) (b. 1933)

2008- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn -Russian author and critic (b. 1918)

2009- Nikolaos Makarezos -Greek soldier (b. 1919)

2010- Bobby Hebb -American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

2011- William Sleator -American author (b. 1945)

2011- Bubba Smith -American football player and actor (b. 1945)

2012- Marc Alfos -French voice actor (b. 1956)

2012- John Berry (speedway promoter)|John Berry -English-Australian businessman (b. 1944)

2012- Frank Evans (baseball)|Frank Evans -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1921)

2012- Martin Fleischmann -Czech-English chemist and academic (b. 1927)

2012- Paul McCracken (economist)|Paul McCracken -American economist and academic (b. 1915)

2012- John Pritchard (basketball)|John Pritchard -American basketball player (b. 1927)

2013- John Coombs -English-Monacan race car driver and businessman (b. 1922)

2013- Dixie Evans -American model and dancer (b. 1926)

2013- Jack English Hightower -American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)

2013- Jack Hynes -Scottish-American soccer player and manager (b. 1920)

2013- John Palmer (TV journalist)|John Palmer -American journalist (b. 1935)

2013- Dutch Savage -American wrestler and promoter (b. 1935)

2014- Miangul Aurangzeb -Pakistani politician, 19th Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (b. 1928)

2014- Edward Clancy (cardinal)|Edward Clancy -Australian cardinal (b. 1923)

2014- Dorothy Salisbury Davis -American author (b. 1916)

2014- Kenny Drew, Jr. -American pianist and composer (b. 1958)

2014- Yvette Giraud -French singer and actress (b. 1916)

2014- Lydia Yu-Jose -Filipino political scientist and academic (b. 1944)