This Day in History

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Day History: August-7

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Events History


322 BC- Battle of Crannon -between Athens and Macedon.

461-Roman Emperor Majorian -is beheaded near the river Staffora|Iria in north-west Italy following his arrest and deposition by the ''magister militum'' Ricimer.

626-The Eurasian Avars|Avar -and Slavic peoples|Slav armies leave the siege of Constantinople (626)|siege of Constantinople.

936-Coronation of King Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor|Otto I of Germany -

1420-Construction of the dome of Florence Cathedral|Santa Maria del Fiore -begins in Florence.

1427-The House of Visconti|Visconti -of Milan's fleet is destroyed by the Republic of Venice|Venetians on the Po (river)|Po River.

1461-The Ming Dynasty -Military history of China before 1911|Chinese military general Cao Qin Rebellion of Cao Qin|stages a coup against the Zhengtong Emperor|Tianshun Emperor.

1679-The brigantine -''Le Griffon'', commissioned by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the south-eastern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes of North America.

1714-The Battle of Gangut -The first important victory of the Russian Navy.

1782- George Washington -orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.

1789-The United States Department of War -is established.

1791-American troops destroy the Miami people|Miami -town of Battle of Kenapacomaqua|Kenapacomaqua near the site of present-day Logansport, Indiana in the Northwest Indian War.

1794- President of the United States|U.S. President -George Washington invokes the Militia Acts of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.

1819- Simón Bolívar -triumphs over Spain in the Battle of Boyacá.

1858-The first Australian rules football -match is played between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College.

1879-The opening of the Openshaw Citadel|Poor Man's Palace -in Manchester|Manchester, England.

1890- Anna Månsdotter -becomes the last woman in Sweden to be executed, for the 1889 Yngsjö murder.

1909- Alice Huyler Ramsey -and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, taking 59 days to travel from New York City|New York, New York to San Francisco|San Francisco, California.

1927-The Peace Bridge -opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.

1930-The last confirmed lynching -of blacks in the Northern United States occurs in Marion, Indiana. Two men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, are killed.

1933-The Simele massacre -The Politics of Iraq|Iraqi government Simele massacre|slaughters over 3,000 Assyrian people|Assyrians in the village of Simele. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.

1938- The Holocaust -The building of Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp|Mauthausen concentration camp begins.

1940- World War II -Alsace-Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich.

1942-World War II: The Guadalcanal Campaign|Battle of Guadalcanal -begins as the United States Marine Corps|United States Marines initiate the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo|Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.

1944- IBM -dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).

1946-The government of the Soviet Union -presented a note to its Turkey|Turkish counterparts which refuted the latter's sovereignty over the Turkish Straits, thus beginning the Turkish Straits crisis.

1947- Thor Heyerdahl -s Ochroma pyramidale|balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotus|Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, {{Convert|7000|km|mi}} journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.

1947-The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai|Bombay Municipal Corporation -formally takes over the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport|Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).

1955- Sony|Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering -the precursor to Sony, sells its first transistor radios in Japan.

1959-The Lincoln Memorial -design on the U.S. Penny (United States coin)|penny goes into circulation. It replaces the "sheaves of wheat" design, and was minted until 2008.

1959- Explorer program -''Explorer 6'' launches from the Eastern Range|Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

1960- Côte d'Ivoire -becomes independent from France.

1964- Vietnam War -The United States Congress|U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.

1965-The infamous first Reyes party between Ken Kesey -s Merry Pranksters and motorcycle gang the Hells Angels takes place at Kesey's estate in La Honda, California introducing psychedelics to the gang world and forever linking the hippie movement to the Hell's Angels.

1966- List of ethnic riots|Race riot -occur in Lansing, Michigan.

1970-California judge Harold Haley -is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during an effort to free George Jackson (Black Panther)|George Jackson from police custody.

1974- Philippe Petit -performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center {{Convert|1368|ft|m}} in the air.

1976- Viking program -''Viking 2'' enters orbit around Mars.

1978-U.S. President Jimmy Carter -declares a federal emergency at Love Canal due to toxic waste that had been negligently disposed of.

1979- 1979 Woodstock, Ontario tornado|Several tornadoes -strike the city of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding communities.

1981-'' The Washington Star -' ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.

1985- Takao Doi -Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.

1985-The White House Farm murders -took place near the English village of Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex|Essex, England.

1987- Lynne Cox -becomes first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union, crossing from Little Diomede Island in Alaska to Big Diomede in the Soviet Union

1989-U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland -(D-Texas|TX) and 15 others die in a Aviation accidents and incidents|plane crash in Ethiopia.

1998- 1998 United States embassy bombings|The United States embassy bombings -in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya kill approximately 212 people.

1999-The Chechnya -based Islamic International Brigade Invasion of Dagestan (1999)|invades the neighboring Russian Dagestan.

2008-The start of the Russo-Georgian War -over the territory of South Ossetia.

Famous Birthdays


317- Constantius II -Roman emperor (d. 361)

1282- Elizabeth of Rhuddlan -(d. 1316)

1533- Alonso de Ercilla -Spanish soldier and poet (d. 1595)

1560- Elizabeth Báthory -Hungarian serial killer (d. 1614)

1571- Thomas Lupo the elder|Thomas Lupo -English viol player and composer (d. 1627)

1574- Robert Dudley (explorer)|Robert Dudley -English explorer and cartographer (d. 1649)

1598- Georg Stiernhielm -Swedish poet and linguist (d. 1672)

1726- James Bowdoin -American politician, 2nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1790)

1734- Duchess Maria Anna Josepha of Bavaria -(d. 1776)

1742- Nathanael Greene -American general (d. 1786)

1751- Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange -(d. 1820)

1779- Louis de Freycinet -French explorer (d. 1842)

1779- Carl Ritter -German geographer and academic (d. 1859)

1783- Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom -(d. 1810)

1844- Auguste Michel-Lévy -French geologist and author (d. 1911)

1860- Alan Leo -English astrologer and author (d. 1917)

1862- Victoria of Baden -(d. 1931)

1867- Emil Nolde -German painter (d. 1956)

1868- Ladislaus Bortkiewicz -Russian-German economist and statistician (d. 1931)

1876- Mata Hari -Dutch dancer and spy (d. 1917)

1877- Ulrich Salchow -Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)

1879- Johannes Kotze -South African cricketer (d. 1931)

1884- Billie Burke -American actress and singer (d. 1970)

1887- Anna Elisabet Weirauch -German author (d. 1970)

1890- Elizabeth Gurley Flynn -American activist (d. 1964)

1901- Ann Harding -American actress and singer (d. 1981)

1903- Louis Leakey -Kenyan-English palaeontologist and archaeologist (d. 1972)

1904- Ralph Bunche -American political scientist, academic, and diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

1907- Albert Kotin -Belarusian-American painter (d. 1980)

1909- Dorothy Walton -Canadian badminton player (d. 1981)

1910- Freddie Slack -American pianist and bandleader (d. 1965)

1911- István Bibó -Hungarian lawyer and politician (d. 1979)

1911- Nicholas Ray -American director and screenwriter (d. 1979)

1913- George Van Eps -American guitarist (d. 1998)

1916- Kermit Love -American puppeteer, costume designer, and actor (d. 2008)

1917- Budd Lynch -Canadian-American sportscaster (d. 2012)

1918- Poni Adams -American actress (d. 2014)

1918- C. Buddingh' -Dutch poet and translator (d. 1985)

1918- Gordon Zahn -American sociologist and author (d. 2007)

1921- Manitas de Plata -French guitarist

1924- Kenneth Kendall -Indian-English journalist (d. 2012)

1925- Felice and Boudleaux Bryant|Felice Bryant -American songwriter (d. 2003)

1925- M. S. Swaminathan -Indian geneticist and academic

1926- Stan Freberg -American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer

1926- Géza Kádas -Hungarian swimmer (d. 1979)

1927- Edwin Edwards -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of Louisiana

1927- Art Houtteman -American baseball player (d. 2003)

1927- Carl Switzer -American actor and singer (d. 1959)

1928- Betsy Byars -American author

1928- Owen Luder -English architect, designed Tricorn Centre and Trinity Square, Gateshead|Trinity Square

1928- Romeo Muller -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1992)

1928- James Randi -Canadian-American magician

1928- Herb Reed -American singer (The Platters) (d. 2012)

1929- Don Larsen -American baseball player

1930- Togrul Narimanbekov -Azerbaijani-French painter (d. 2013)

1930- Veljo Tormis -Estonian composer

1931- Charles E. Rice -American scholar and author

1932- Abebe Bikila -Ethiopian runner (d. 1973)

1932- Edward Hardwicke -English actor (d. 2011)

1932- Rien Poortvliet -Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 1995)

1932- Maurice Rabb, Jr. -American ophthalmologist and academic (d. 2005)

1933- Eddie Firmani -South African footballer and manager

1933- Elinor Ostrom -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

1933- Jerry Pournelle -American author and journalist

1934- Sándor Simó -Hungarian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1935- Rahsaan Roland Kirk -American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)

1937- Zoltán Berczik -Hungarian table tennis player (d. 2011)

1937- Don Wilson (cricketer)|Don Wilson -English cricketer and coach (d. 2012)

1939- Anjanette Comer -American actress

1939- Verna Bloom -American actress

1940- Jean-Luc Dehaene -French-Belgian politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2014)

1941- Matthew Evans, Baron Evans of Temple Guiting -English politician

1942- Tobin Bell -American actor

1942- Garrison Keillor -American author and radio host

1942- Carlos Monzón -Argentinian boxer (d. 1995)

1942- Richard Sykes (biochemist)|Richard Sykes -English biochemist and academic

1942- B. J. Thomas -American singer and actor

1942- Caetano Veloso -Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1943- Mohammed Badie -Egyptian religious leader

1943- Lana Cantrell -Australian-American singer and lawyer

1943- Alain Corneau -French director and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1944- John Glover (actor)|John Glover -American actor

1944- Robert Mueller -American soldier and lawyer, 6th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

1944- David Rasche -American actor

1945- Kenny Ireland -Scottish actor and director (d. 2014)

1945- Alan Page -American football player and jurist

1946- Ed Seykota -American businessman

1947- Suthivelu -Indian actor (d. 2012)

1947- Franciscus Henri -Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter

1947- Sofia Rotaru -Ukrainian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1948- Marty Appel -American businessman and author

1948- Greg Chappell -Australian cricketer and coach

1948- Antonis Vardis -Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1949- Walid Jumblatt -Lebanese politician

1949- Matthew Parris -South African-English journalist and politician

1950- Alan Keyes -American politician and diplomat, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs

1950- S. Thandayuthapani -Sri Lankan educator and politician

1951- Joachim Thiel -German footballer

1952- Kees Kist -Dutch footballer

1952- Alexei Sayle -English comedian, actor, and author

1953- Anne Fadiman -American journalist and author

1954- Jonathan Pollard -American spy

1954- Alan Reid (politician)|Alan Reid -Scottish politician

1954- Suresh Wadkar -Indian singer

1955- Diane Downs -American murderer

1955- Wayne Knight -American actor

1955- Greg Nickels -American politician, 51st Mayor of Seattle

1955- Blas Giraldo Reyes Rodríguez -Cuban librarian

1955- Vladimir Sorokin -Russian author and playwright

1955- Gregoris Valtinos -Greek actor and director

1956- Sharon Isbin -American guitarist

1957- Caroline Aaron -American actress

1957- Daire Brehan -Irish journalist, lawyer, and actress (d. 2012)

1957- Alexander Dityatin -Russian gymnast

1958- Russell Baze -Canadian-American jockey

1958- Bruce Dickinson -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Iron Maiden and Samson (band)|Samson)

1958- Alberto Salazar -Cuban-American runner

1959- Koenraad Elst -Belgian orientalist and author

1959- Ali Shah -Zimbabwean cricketer

1960- David Duchovny -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1960- Jacquie O'Sullivan -English singer-songwriter (Bananarama and Shillelagh Sisters)

1961- Brian Conley -English actor and singer

1961- Yelena Davydova -Russian gymnast

1961- Walter Swinburn -English jockey and trainer

1961- Maggie Wheeler -American actress

1962- Alison Brown -American banjo player, songwriter, and producer (Northern Lights (bluegrass band)|Northern Lights)

1962- Bruno Pelletier -Canadian singer

1962- Alain Robert -French rock climber

1963- Nick Gillespie -American journalist and author

1963- Hiroaki Hirata -Japanese voice actor

1963- Patrick Bouvier Kennedy -American son of John F. Kennedy (d. 1963)

1963- Harold Perrineau -American actor

1963- Marcus Roberts -American pianist and educator

1964- John Birmingham -English-Australian journalist and author

1964- Peter Niven -Scottish jockey

1964- Michael Weishan -American television host

1966- David Cairns (politician)|David Cairns -Scottish politician, Minister of State for Scotland (d. 2011)

1966- Shobna Gulati -English actress

1966- Kristin Hersh -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave)

1966- Jimmy Wales -American businessman, co-founded Wikipedia

1967- Jason Grimsley -American baseball player

1968- Francesca Gregorini -Italian-American director and screenwriter

1968- Lynn Strait -American singer-songwriter (Snot (band)|Snot) (d. 1998)

1969- Paul Lambert -Scottish footballer and manager

1970- Eric Namesnik -American swimmer (d. 2006)

1971- Dominic Cork -England cricketer and sportscaster

1971- Sydney Penny -American actress

1971- Rachel York -American actress and singer

1972- Brad Patton -Australian-Dutch porn actor

1972- Greg Serano -American actor

1973- Mikhail Gorsheniov -Russian singer-songwriter (Korol i Shut) (d. 2013)

1973- Danny Graves -Vietnamese-American baseball player

1973- Zane Lowe -New Zealand radio and television host

1973- Kevin Muscat -English-Australian footballer, coach, and manager

1974- Chico Benymon -American actor

1974- Michael Shannon -American actor

1975- Gaahl -Norwegian singer-songwriter (God Seed, Gaahlskagg, Wardruna, and Trelldom)

1975- Koray Candemir -Turkish singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Kargo)

1975- David Hicks -Australian alleged terrorist

1975- Hans Matheson -Scottish actor

1975- Edgar Rentería -Colombian baseball player

1975- Vanessa Stacey -New Zealand actress

1975- Charlize Theron -South African-American actress and producer

1976- Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos -Greek footballer and manager

1976- Shane Lechler -American football player

1977- Charlotte Ronson -English-American fashion designer

1977- Samantha Ronson -English singer-songwriter and DJ

1978- Alexandre Aja -French director, producer, and screenwriter

1978- Jamey Jasta -American singer-songwriter (Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow, and Icepick (band)|Icepick)

1978- Cirroc Lofton -American actor

1978- Mark McCammon -English-Barbadian footballer

1978- Vanness Wu -American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (F4 (band)|F4 and Kangta & Vanness)

1978- Shirley Yeung -Hong Kong actress and singer

1979- Eric Johnson (actor)|Eric Johnson -American actor

1979- Jason Ruta -Canadian actor

1979- Nicole Tubiola -American actress

1979- Birgit Zotz -Austrian anthropologist and author

1980- Carsten Busch -German footballer

1980- Aurélie Claudel -French model and actress

1980- Tácio Caetano Cruz Queiroz -Brazilian footballer

1980- Seiichiro Maki -Japanese footballer

1981- David Testo -American soccer player

1981- Randy Wayne -American actor and producer

1982- Ángeles Balbiani -Argentinian actress

1982- Abbie Cornish -Australian actress

1982- Edwin Dewees -American mixed martial artist

1982- Juan Martín Hernández -Argentinian rugby player

1982- Marquise Hill -American football player (d. 2007)

1982- Yana Klochkova -Ukrainian swimmer

1982- Jasmin Mäntylä -Finnish model and singer

1982- Brit Marling -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1982- Marco Melandri -Italian motorcycle racer

1982- Vassilis Spanoulis -Greek basketball player

1982- Martin Vučić -Macedonian singer and drummer

1983- Christian Chávez -Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (RBD)

1983- Andriy Hryvko -Ukrainian cyclist

1983- Tina O'Brien -English actress

1984- Stratos Perperoglou -Greek basketball player

1984- Tooba Siddiqui -Pakistani model and actress

1984- Yun Hyon-seok -South Korean poet and author (d. 2003)

1986- Paul Biedermann -German swimmer

1986- Valter Birsa -Slovenian footballer

1986- Juan de la Rosa -Mexican boxer

1986- Altair Jarabo -Mexican model and actress

1987- Sidney Crosby -Canadian ice hockey player

1987- Mustapha Dumbuya -Sierra Leonean footballer

1987- Ryan Lavarnway -American baseball player

1987- Mimi Paley -American actress

1987- Rouven Sattelmaier -German footballer

1988- Anikka Albrite -American porn actress

1988- Liz Cochran -American model, Miss Alabama|Miss Alabama 2009

1988- Melody Oliveria -American blogger

1988- Erik Pieters -Dutch footballer

1988- Beanie Wells -American football player

1989- DeMar DeRozan -American basketball player

1990- Helen Flanagan -English actress

1991- Luis Salom -Spanish motorcycle racer

1991- Mitchell te Vrede -Dutch footballer

1991- Mike Trout -American baseball player

1993- Zaur Sizo -Russian footballer

1993- Karol Zalewski -Polish sprinter

1996- Tessa Allen -American actress

1996- Liam James -Canadian actor

History of Deaths


461- Majorian -Roman emperor (b. 420)

1106- Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor -(b. 1050)

1485- Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany -(b. 1454)

1613- Thomas Fleming (judge)|Thomas Fleming -English judge and politician, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1544)

1616- Vincenzo Scamozzi -Italian architect, designed Teatro Olimpico (b. 1548)

1635- Friedrich Spee -German poet (b. 1591)

1639- Martin van den Hove -Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1605)

1661- Jin Shengtan -Chinese journalist and critic (b. 1608)

1817- Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours -French economist and politician (b. 1739)

1823- Mátyás Laáb -Croatian priest and translator (b. 1746)

1834- Joseph Marie Jacquard -French weaver and inventor, invented the Jacquard loom (b. 1752)

1848- Jöns Jacob Berzelius -Swedish chemist and academic (b. 1779)

1855- Mariano Arista -Mexican general and politician, 19th President of Mexico (b. 1802)

1864- Li Xiucheng -Chinese general (b. 1823)

1893- Alfredo Catalani -Italian composer (b. 1854)

1899- Jacob Maris -Dutch painter (b. 1837)

1900- Wilhelm Liebknecht -German politician (b. 1826)

1904- Louis Dutfoy -French target shooter (b. 1860)

1912- François-Alphonse Forel -Swiss limnologist (b. 1841)

1917- Edwin Harris Dunning -South African-English pilot and commander (b. 1891)

1938- Constantin Stanislavski -Russian actor and director (b. 1863)

1941- Rabindranath Tagore -Indian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)

1945- Yi Wu -Korean prince (b. 1912)

1946- George Wilkinson (water polo)|George Wilkinson -English water polo player (b. 1879)

1948- Charles Bryant (actor)|Charles Bryant -English-American actor and director (b. 1879)

1953- Abner Powell -American baseball player and manager (b. 1860)

1957- Oliver Hardy -American actor, singer, and director (b. 1892)

1958- Elizabeth Foreman Lewis -American author and educator (b. 1892)

1960- Luis Ángel Firpo -Argentinian boxer (b. 1894)

1969- Joseph Kosma -Hungarian-French composer (b. 1905)

1970- Harold Haley -American judge (b. 1904)

1970- Jonathan P. Jackson -American bodyguard (b. 1953)

1972- Joi Lansing -American model, actress, and singer (b. 1929)

1972- Aspasia Manos -Greek wife of Alexander of Greece (b. 1896)

1973- Jack Gregory (cricketer)|Jack Gregory -Australian cricketer (b. 1895)

1974- Rosario Castellanos -Mexican poet and author (b. 1925)

1974- Sylvio Mantha -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1902)

1981- Gunnar Uusi -Estonian chess player (b. 1931)

1984- Esther Phillips -American singer (b. 1935)

1985- Grayson Hall -American actress (b. 1923)

1987- Camille Chamoun -Lebanese politician, 7th President of Lebanon (b. 1900)

1989- Mickey Leland -American politician (b. 1944)

1991- Billy T. James -New Zealand comedian and actor (b. 1944)

1992- John Anderson (actor)|John Anderson -American actor and director (b. 1922)

1994- Larry Martyn -English actor (b. 1934)

1995- Brigid Brophy -English author and critic (b. 1929)

1999- Brion James -American actor (b. 1945)

2001- Algirdas Lauritėnas -Lithuanian basketball player (b. 1932)

2003- K. D. Arulpragasam -Sri Lankan zoologist and academic (b. 1931)

2003- Mickey McDermott -American baseball player (b. 1929)

2004- Red Adair -American firefighter (b. 1915)

2004- Colin Bibby -English ornithologist and academic (b. 1948)

2005- Peter Jennings -Canadian-American journalist and author (b. 1938)

2006- Mary Anderson Bain -American politician (b. 1911)

2006- Lois January -American actress (b. 1913)

2007- Ernesto Alonso -Mexican actor, director, and producer (b. 1917)

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

2007- Angus Tait -New Zealand businessman, founded Tait Communications (b. 1919)

2008- Bernie Brillstein -American talent agent and producer (b. 1931)

2008- Andrea Pininfarina -Italian engineer and businessman (b. 1957)

2009- Louis E. Saavedra -American politician, 48th Mayor of Albuquerque (b. 1933)

2009- Mike Seeger -American singer-songwriter (New Lost City Ramblers) (b. 1933)

2010- Roberto Cantoral -Mexican singer-songwriter (b. 1935)

2010- John Nelder -English mathematician and statistician (b. 1924)

2011- Mark Hatfield -American soldier, academic, and politician, 29th Governor of Oregon (b. 1922)

2011- Nancy Wake -New Zealand-English captain and spy (b. 1912)

2011- Joe Yamanaka -Japanese singer and actor (Flower Travellin' Band and The Wailers Band) (b. 1946)

2012- Murtuz Alasgarov -Azerbaijani politician, Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan (b. 1928)

2012- Judith Crist -American critic and academic (b. 1922)

2012- Vladimir Kobzev -Russian footballer and coach (b. 1959)

2012- Anna Piaggi -Italian author (b. 1931)

2012- Marvin Lee Wilson -American murderer (b. 1958)

2012- Mayer Zald -American sociologist and academic (b. 1931)

2012- Dušan Zbavitel -Czech indologist and author (b. 1925)

2013- Samuel G. Armistead -American linguist, historian, and academic (b. 1927)

2013- Almir Kayumov -Russian footballer (b. 1964)

2013- Anthony Pawson -English-Canadian biologist, chemist, and academic (b. 1952)

2013- Margaret Pellegrini -American actress (b. 1923)

2013- Sean Sasser -American chef, educator, and activist (b. 1968)

2013- Alexander Yagubkin -Russian boxer (b. 1961)

2014- Cristina Deutekom -Dutch soprano (b. 1931)

2014- Víctor Fayad -Argentinian lawyer and politician (b. 1955)

2014- Perry Moss -American football player and coach (b. 1926)

2014- Henry Stone -American record producer (b. 1921)