This Day in History

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Day History: December-1

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Events History


800- Charlemagne -judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Apostolic Palace|Vatican.

1420- Henry V of England -enters Paris.

1577- Francis Walsingham -is knighted.

1640-End of the Iberian Union -Portugal acclaims as King João IV of Portugal, ending 60 years of personal union of the Crown of Portugal|crowns of Portugal and Crown of Spain|Spain and the end of the rule of the Philippine Dynasty.

1768-The slave ship -''Fredensborg (slave ship)|Fredensborg'' sinks off Tromøy in Norway.

1822- Pedro I of Brazil|Peter I -is crowned Emperor of Brazil.

1824- United States presidential election, 1824 -Since no candidate received a majority of the total Electoral College (United States)|electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

1826-French philhellene -Charles Nicolas Fabvier forces his way through the Turkey|Turkish cordon and ascends the Acropolis of Athens, which had been under siege.

1828-Argentine general Juan Lavalle -makes a coup against governor Manuel Dorrego, beginning the Decembrist revolution (Argentina)|Decembrist revolution.

1834-Slavery is abolished in the British Cape Colony|Cape Colony -in accordance with the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.

1862-In his State of the Union Address -President Abraham Lincoln reaffirms the necessity of ending slavery as ordered ten weeks earlier in the Emancipation Proclamation.

1865- Shaw University -the first historically black university in the southern United States, is founded in Raleigh, North Carolina.

1885-First serving of the soft drink Dr Pepper -at a drug store in Waco, Texas.

1913-The Buenos Aires Metro -the first underground railway system in the southern hemisphere and in Latin America, begins operation.

1913-The Ford Motor Company -introduces the first moving assembly line.

1913- Crete -having obtained self rule from Turkey after the First Balkan War, is annexed by Greece.

1918- Transylvania -unites with the Kingdom of Romania, following the incorporation of Bessarabia (March 27) and Bukovina (November 28), thus concluding the Union of Transylvania with Romania|Great Union.

1918-The Kingdom of Iceland -becomes a sovereign state, yet remains a part of the Danish kingdom.

1918-The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia -is proclaimed.

1919- Nancy Astor|Lady Astor -becomes the first female Member of Parliament#United Kingdom|Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. (She had been elected to that position on November 28.)

1919-The first issue of '' Diário de Noite -' is published from Goa.

1934-In the Soviet Union -Politburo member Sergei Kirov is shot dead by Leonid Nikolaev at the Communist Party headquarters in Saint Petersburg|Leningrad.

1941- World War II -Emperor Hirohito of Japan gives the final approval to initiate war against the United States.

1941-World War II: Fiorello La Guardia -Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signs s:Administrative Order 9|Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.

1948- Taman Shud Case -The body of an unidentified man is found in Adelaide, Australia, involving an undetectable poison and a secret code in a very rare book; the case remains unsolved and is "one of Australia's most profound mysteries."

1952-The '' New York Daily News -' reports the news of Christine Jorgensen, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.

1955- African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)|American Civil Rights Movement -In Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city's racial segregation laws, an incident which leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

1958-The Central African Republic -attains self-rule within the French Union.

1958-The Our Lady of the Angels School fire -in Chicago kills 92 children and three nuns.

1959- Cold War -Opening date for signature of the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent.

1960- Paul McCartney -and Pete Best are arrested (and later deported) from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.

1963- Nagaland -becomes the 16th state of India.

1964- Vietnam War -U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.

1964- Malawi -Malta and Zambia join the United Nations.

1965-India's Border Security Force -is established.

1966-The first Gävle goat -an annual Swedish Yule Goat tradition, is erected in Gävle.

1969-Vietnam War: The first draft lottery (1969)|draft lottery -in the United States is held since World War II.

1971- Cambodian Civil War -Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.

1973- Papua New Guinea -gains self-governance from Australia.

1974- TWA Flight 514 -a Boeing 727, crashes northwest of Dulles International Airport, killing all 92 people on board.

1974- Harriman State Park plane crash|Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 6231 -another Boeing 727, crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.

1976- Angola -joins the United Nations.

1981- Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 1308 -a McDonnell Douglas MD-80, crashes in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.

1984- NASA -conducts the Controlled Impact Demonstration, wherein an airliner is deliberately crashed in order to test technologies and gather data to help improve survivability of crashes.

1988- Benazir Bhutto -is appointed Prime Minister of Pakistan.

1989- 1989 Philippine coup attempt -The right-wing military rebel Reform the Armed Forces Movement attempts to oust President of the Philippines|Philippine President Corazon Aquino in a failed bloody coup d'état.

1989- Cold War -East Germany's parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the Communist Party the leading role in the state.

1990- Channel Tunnel -sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 metres beneath the seabed.

1991-Cold War: Ukraine|Ukrainian -voters overwhelmingly approve a Ukrainian independence referendum, 1991|referendum for independence from the Soviet Union.

1997-In the Indian state of Bihar -Ranvir Sena attacked the Central Organising Committee, Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Party Unity|CPI(ML) Party Unity stronghold Lakshmanpur-Bathe, killing 63 lower caste people.

2001-Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines -Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.

2009-The Treaty of Lisbon -which amends the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty of Rome|Treaty establishing the European Community, which together comprise the constitutional basis of European Union, comes into effect.

2013- China -launches ''Yutu'' or ''Jade Rabbit'', its first lunar rover, as part of the Chang'e 3 lunar exploration mission.

2013-At least four are dead and 63 are injured following a Metro-North Railroad -train December 2013 Spuyten Duyvil derailment|derailment near Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx, New York City.

Famous Birthdays


1081- Louis VI of France -(d. 1137)

1083- Anna Komnene -Byzantine physician and scholar (d. 1153)

1521- Takeda Shingen -Japanese daimyo (d. 1573)

1525- Tadeáš Hájek -Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600)

1580- Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc -French astronomer (d. 1637)

1690- Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke -English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (d. 1764)

1709- Franz Xaver Richter -Czech singer-songwriter, violinist, and conductor (d. 1789)

1716- Étienne Maurice Falconet -French sculptor (d. 1791)

1743- Martin Heinrich Klaproth -German chemist and academic (d. 1817)

1761- Marie Tussaud -French sculptor, founded Madame Tussauds|Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (d. 1850)

1792- Nikolai Lobachevsky -Russian mathematician and geometer (d. 1856)

1844- Alexandra of Denmark -(d. 1925)

1847- Julia A. Moore -American poet (d. 1920)

1869- Eligiusz Niewiadomski -Polish painter and critic, assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (d. 1923)

1884- Karl Schmidt-Rottluff -German painter (d. 1976)

1886- Rex Stout -American author (d. 1975)

1893- Henry J. Cadbury -American biblical scholar and Quaker (d. 1974)

1895- Henry Williamson -English farmer, soldier, and author (d. 1977)

1896- Georgy Zhukov -Russian general and politician, 2nd Minister of Defence (Soviet Union)|Minister of Defence for the Soviet Union (d. 1974)

1897- Cyril Ritchard -Australian-American actor and singer (d. 1977)

1898- Stuart Garson -Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Manitoba (d. 1977)

1901- Ilona Fehér -Hungarian-Israeli violinist and educator (d. 1988)

1902- Rudolf Loo -Estonian wrestler (d. 1983)

1905- Alex Wilson (Canadian sprinter)|Alex Wilson -Canadian sprinter and coach (d. 1994)

1910- Alicia Markova -English ballerina and choreographer (d. 2004)

1911- Walter Alston -American baseball player and manager (d. 1984)

1911- Calvin Griffith -Canadian-American businessman (d. 1999)

1912- Minoru Yamasaki -American architect, designed the World Trade Center (d. 1986)

1913- Mary Martin -American actress and singer (d. 1990)

1916- Wan Li -Chinese politician, 4th List of vice premiers of the People's Republic of China|Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China

1917- Thomas Hayward (tenor)|Thomas Hayward -American tenor and actor (d. 1995)

1917- Marty Marion -American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)

1921- Vernon McGarity -American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2013)

1922- Vsevolod Bobrov -Russian ice hockey player, footballer, and manager (d. 1979)

1922- Paul Picerni -American actor (d. 2011)

1923- Morris (comics)|Morris -Belgian cartoonist (d. 2001)

1923- William F. House -American otologist and physician (d. 2012)

1923- Dick Shawn -American actor and singer (d. 1987)

1923- Stansfield Turner -American admiral, 12th Director of Central Intelligence

1925- Martin Rodbell -American biochemist and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

1926- Mother Antonia -American-Mexican nun and activist (d. 2013)

1926- Allyn Ann McLerie -Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer

1926- Keith Michell -Australian actor

1926- Robert Symonds -American actor (d. 2007)

1926- Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner -Scottish businessman (d. 2010)

1928- Emily McLaughlin -American actress (d. 1991)

1928- Malachi Throne -American actor (d. 2013)

1929- David Doyle (actor)|David Doyle -American actor (d. 1997)

1930- Marie Bashir -Australian psychiatrist, academic, and politician, 37th Governor of New South Wales

1930- Joachim Hoffmann -German historian and author (d. 2002)

1930- Matt Monro -English singer (d. 1985)

1931- Jimmy Lyons -American saxophonist (d. 1986)

1931- Jim Nesbitt -American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)

1933- Lou Rawls -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2006)

1933- Curro Romero -Spanish bullfighter

1934- Billy Paul -American singer

1935- Woody Allen -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1937- Muriel Costa-Greenspon -American soprano (d. 2005)

1937- Gordon Crosse -English composer and academic

1937- Chuck Low -American actor

1937- Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga -Latvian politician, 6th President of Latvia

1938- Sandy Nelson -American drummer

1939- Lee Trevino -American golfer

1940- Mike Denness -Scottish-English cricketer and referee (d. 2013)

1940- Richard Pryor -American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1940- Tasso Wild -German footballer

1942- Mohamed Kamel Amr -Egyptian diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Egypt)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Egypt

1942- John Crowley -American author and academic

1943- Kenny Moore -American runner and journalist

1944- Pierre Arditi -French actor

1944- Eric Bloom -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)

1944- John Densmore -American drummer and songwriter (The Doors and The Butts Band)

1944- Michael Hagee -American general

1944- Tahar Ben Jelloun -Moroccan author and poet

1944- Werner Scholz -German footballer

1945- Bette Midler -American singer-songwriter, actress and producer

1946- Kemal Kurspahić -Bosnian journalist and author

1946- Gilbert O'Sullivan -Irish-English singer-songwriter and pianist

1947- Alain Bashung -French singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2009)

1947- Elizabeth Baur -American actress

1947- Bob Fulton -English-Australian rugby player, coach, and sportscaster

1948- George Foster (baseball)|George Foster -American baseball player and radio host

1948- Sarfraz Nawaz -Pakistani cricketer and politician

1948- John Roskelley -American mountaineer and author

1948- Neil Warnock -English footballer and manager

1948- N. T. Wright -English bishop and scholar

1948- Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa -Nigerian politician, Governor of Kaduna State (d. 2012)

1949- Jan Brett -American author and illustrator

1949- Pablo Escobar -Colombian drug lord (d. 1993)

1949- Jake Hartford -American radio host (d. 2013)

1949- Sebastián Piñera -Chilean businessman and politician, 35th President of Chile

1949- Colleen Brennan -American porn actress

1950- Manju Bansal -Indian molecular biologist

1950- Filippos Petsalnikos -Greek lawyer and politician, Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights (Greece)|Greek Minister of Justice

1950- Keith Thibodeaux -American actor and drummer (David and the Giants)

1951- Obba Babatundé -American actor, director, and producer

1951- Albert Ho -Hong Kong lawyer and politician

1951- Jaco Pastorius -American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Weather Report, Trio of Doom, and Blood, Sweat & Tears) (d. 1987)

1951- Treat Williams -American actor, singer, and author

1952- Stephen Poliakoff -English director, producer, and playwright

1954- Bob Goen -American television host

1954- Judith Hackitt -English chemist and engineer

1954- Annette Haven -American porn actress

1955- Verónica Forqué -Spanish actress

1955- Pat Spillane -Irish footballer and sportscaster

1955- Mark Thompson (radio)|Mark Thompson -American radio host and actor

1956- Julee Cruise -American singer-songwriter and actress

1957- Chris Poland -American guitarist and songwriter (Megadeth, Circle Jerks, Damn the Machine, and OHM (band)|OHM)

1957- Vesta Williams -American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2011)

1958- Javier Aguirre -Mexican footballer and manager

1958- Candace Bushnell -American journalist and author

1958- Lisa Fischer -American singer-songwriter

1958- Gary Peters (politician)|Gary Peters -American lieutenant and politician

1958- Charlene Tilton -American actress and singer

1959- Billy Childish -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and painter (The Medway Poets, Thee Mighty Caesars, and Thee Headcoats)

1959- Wally Lewis -Australian rugby player and coach

1960- Carol Alt -American model and actress

1960- Jane Turner -Australian actress, producer, and screenwriter

1961- Safra A. Catz -Israeli-American businesswoman

1961- Armin Meiwes -German cannibal and murderer

1961- Jeremy Northam -English actor and singer

1961- Lynn LeMay -American pornographic actress

1962- Sylvie Daigle -Canadian speed skater

1962- Pamela McGee -American basketball player and coach

1963- Marco Greco -Brazilian race car driver

1963- Nathalie Lambert -Canadian speed skater

1963- Arjuna Ranatunga -Sri Lankan cricketer and politician

1964- Salvatore Schillaci -Italian footballer

1964- Jo Walton -Welsh-Canadian author and poet

1966- Andrew Adamson -New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter

1966- Katherine LaNasa -American actress, dancer, and choreographer

1966- Ali Mosaffa -Iranian actor, director, and screenwriter

1966- Larry Walker -Canadian baseball player

1967- Nestor Carbonell -American actor

1967- Reggie Sanders -American baseball player

1968- Justin Chadwick -English actor and director

1968- Anders Holmertz -Swedish swimmer

1969- Richard Carrier -American author and blogger

1970- Jouko Ahola -Finnish strongman and actor

1970- Golden Brooks -American actress

1970- Julie Condra -American actress

1970- Jonathan Coulton -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1970- Lembit Rajala -Estonian footballer

1970- Kirk Rueter -American baseball player

1970- Sarah Silverman -American comedian, actress, and singer

1971- Trinity (wrestler)|Trinity -American wrestler and stuntwoman

1971- Emily Mortimer -English actress and screenwriter

1971- Melanie Peres -German-Israeli model, actress, and singer

1971- Mika Pohjola -Finnish-American pianist and composer

1971- John Schlimm -American author and educator

1971- Dolgorsürengiin Serjbüdee -Mongolian wrestler and mixed martial artist

1971- Peter Van de Veire -Belgian radio host

1971- Christian Pescatori -Italian racing driver

1972- Bart Millard -American singer-songwriter (MercyMe)

1973- Steve Gibb -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Black Label Society and Crowbar (American band)|Crowbar)

1973- Jon Theodore -American drummer (One Day as a Lion, The Mars Volta, and Golden (band)|Golden)

1974- Costinha -Portuguese footballer and manager

1975- Matt Fraction -American author

1975- Isaiah "Ikey" Owens -American keyboard player and producer (The Mars Volta, De Facto (band)|De Facto, and Free Moral Agents) (d. 2014)

1975- Sophia Skou -Danish swimmer

1976- Tomasz Adamek -Polish boxer

1976- Laura Ling -American journalist

1976- Dean O'Gorman -New Zealand actor and photographer

1976- Evangelos Sklavos -Greek basketball player

1976- Matthew Shepard -American murder victim (d. 1998)

1977- Brad Delson -American guitarist and producer (Linkin Park)

1977- Jared Fogle -American spokesman

1977- Lee McKenzie -Scottish journalist

1977- Akiva Schaffer -American actor, rapper, director, producer, and screenwriter (The Lonely Island)

1977- Nate Torrence -American actor

1978- Mat Kearney -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1979- Angelique Bates -American actress

1979- Ryan Malone -American ice hockey player

1980- Mohammad Kaif -Indian cricketer

1980- Roger Peterson (musician)|Roger Peterson -Aruban-Dutch singer-songwriter (Intwine)

1981- Park Hyo-shin -South Korean singer-songwriter

1981- Luke McPharlin -Australian footballer

1982- Riz Ahmed -English actor and rapper

1982- Lloyd Doyley -English footballer

1982- Christos Kalantzis -Greek footballer

1982- Christos Melissis -Greek footballer

1985- John Coughlin (figure skater)|John Coughlin -American figure skater

1985- Philip DeFranco -American video blogger

1985- Janelle Monáe -American singer-songwriter and producer

1985- Chanel Preston -American porn actress

1985- Emiliano Viviano -Italian footballer

1986- DeSean Jackson -American football player

1987- Tabarie Henry -Virgin Islander sprinter

1987- Brett Williams (footballer born 1987)|Brett Williams -English footballer

1987- Simon Dawkins -English-born Jamaican footballer

1988- Zoë Kravitz -American actress and singer

1988- Dan Mavraides -Greek-American basketball player

1990- Chanel Iman -American model

1990- Tomáš Tatar -Slovak ice hockey player

1991- Hilda Melander -Swedish tennis player

1992- Masahudu Alhassan -Ghanaian footballer

1992- Linos Chrysikopoulos -Greek basketball player

1992- Marco van Ginkel -Dutch footballer

1993- Reena Pärnat -Estonian archer

1994- Seedy Njie -English footballer

1995- Eva Boto -Slovenian singer

1995- Agnė Čepelytė -Lithuanian tennis player

1995- James Wilson (footballer, born 1995)|James Wilson -English footballer

2001- Aiko, Princess Toshi -of Japan

2001- Savannah McReynolds -American actress

History of Deaths


1135- Henry I of England -(b. 1068)

1241- Isabella of England -(b. 1214)

1433- Emperor Go-Komatsu -of Japan (b. 1377)

1455- Lorenzo Ghiberti -Italian sculptor (b. 1378)

1521- Pope Leo X -(b. 1475)

1530- Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy -(b. 1480)

1580- Giovanni Morone -Italian cardinal (b. 1509)

1581- Alexander Briant -English martyr and saint (b. 1556)

1581- Edmund Campion -English priest, martyr, and saint (b. 1540)

1581- Ralph Sherwin -English martyr and saint (b. 1550)

1602- Kobayakawa Hideaki -Japanese daimyo (b. 1582)

1633- Isabella Clara Eugenia -Spanish wife of Albert VII, Archduke of Austria (b. 1566)

1640- Miguel de Vasconcelos -Portuguese politician, List of Prime Ministers of Portugal|Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1590)

1660- Pierre d'Hozier -French genealogist and historian (b. 1592)

1709- Abraham a Sancta Clara -Austrian monk (b. 1644)

1723- Susanna Centlivre -English actress and playwright (b. 1667)

1729- Giacomo F. Maraldi -French-Italian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1665)

1750- Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr -German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1671)

1755- Maurice Greene (composer)|Maurice Greene -English organist and composer (b. 1696)

1767- Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan -Scottish politician (b. 1710)

1825- Alexander I of Russia -(b. 1777)

1865- Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich -Swiss pastor, poet, and educator (b. 1796)

1866- George Everest -Welsh geographer and surveyor, namesake of Mt. Everest (b. 1790)

1884- William Swainson (lawyer)|William Swainson -English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, Attorney-General (New Zealand)|Attorney-General of the Crown Colony of New Zealand (b. 1809)

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

1914- Alfred Thayer Mahan -American captain and historian (b. 1840)

1916- Charles de Foucauld -French priest and martyr (b. 1858)

1917- John January -American soccer player (b. 1882)

1923- Virginie Loveling -Belgian author and poet (b. 1836)

1928- José Eustasio Rivera -Colombian-American lawyer and poet (b. 1888)

1934- Sergey Kirov -Russian politician (b. 1886)

1935- Bernhard Schmidt -Estonian-German optician, invented the Schmidt camera (b. 1879)

1943- Damrong Rajanubhab -Thai historian and educator (b. 1862)

1947- Aleister Crowley -English magician, poet, and mountaineer (b. 1875)

1947- G. H. Hardy -English mathematician and theorist (b. 1877)

1950- Ernest John Moeran -English pianist and composer (b. 1894)

1954- Fred Rose (songwriter)|Fred Rose -American pianist, songwriter, and publisher (b. 1898)

1964- J. B. S. Haldane -English-Indian geneticist and biologist (b. 1892)

1964- Charilaos Vasilakos -Greek runner (b. 1877)

1968- Nicolae Bretan -Romanian opera singer, composer, and conductor (b. 1887)

1968- Darío Moreno -Turkish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1921)

1969- Magic Sam -American guitarist and singer (b. 1937)

1973- David Ben-Gurion -Polish-Israeli politician, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1886)

1975- Nellie Fox -American baseball player and coach (b. 1927)

1975- Anna Roosevelt Halsted -American journalist (b. 1906)

1981- Russ Manning -American author and illustrator, created ''Magnus, Robot Fighter'' (b. 1929)

1984- Roelof Frankot -Dutch painter and photographer (b. 1911)

1986- Frank McCarthy (producer)|Frank McCarthy -American general and film producer (b. 1912)

1987- James Baldwin -American author, poet, and critic (b. 1924)

1987- Punch Imlach -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1918)

1989- Alvin Ailey -American dancer and choreographer (b. 1931)

1990- Carla Lehmann -Canadian-English actress (b. 1917)

1991- George Stigler -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

1993- Ray Gillen -American singer-songwriter (Badlands (American band)|Badlands, Black Sabbath, Blue Murder (band)|Blue Murder, and Sun Red Sun) (b. 1959)

1995- Hopper Levett -English cricketer (b. 1908)

1995- Colin Tapley -New Zealand-English actor (b. 1907)

1995- Maxwell R. Thurman -American general (b. 1931)

1996- Peter Bronfman -Canadian businessman (b. 1928)

1997- Michel Bélanger -Canadian businessman and banker (b. 1929)

1997- Stéphane Grappelli -French violinist (Quintette du Hot Club de France) (b. 1908)

1997- Endicott Peabody -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1920)

1998- Freddie Young -English cinematographer (b. 1902)

2001- Ellis R. Dungan -American director and producer (b. 1909)

2002- Edward L. Beach, Jr. -American captain and author (b. 1918)

2002- Dave McNally -American baseball player (b. 1942)

2003- Clark Kerr -American economist and academic (b. 1911)

2003- Eugenio Monti -Italian bobsledder (b. 1928)

2004- Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld -(b. 1911)

2004- Bill Brown (Scottish footballer)|Bill Brown -Scottish footballer (b. 1931)

2005- Gust Avrakotos -American CIA officer (b. 1938)

2005- Mary Hayley Bell -Chinese-English actress and playwright (b. 1911)

2005- Freeman V. Horner -American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1922)

2006- Claude Jade -French actress (b. 1948)

2006- Bruce Trigger -Canadian archaeologist, anthropologist, and historian (b. 1937)

2007- Ken McGregor -Australian tennis player and footballer (b. 1929)

2007- Anton Rodgers -English actor and director (b. 1933)

2008- Paul Benedict -American actor (b. 1938)

2008- Mikel Laboa -Spanish singer-songwriter (b. 1934)

2008- Joseph B. Wirthlin -American businessman and religious leader (b. 1917)

2009- Gustavo Adolfo Palma -Guatemalan tenor and actor (b. 1920)

2010- Adriaan Blaauw -Dutch astronomer (b. 1914)

2010- Hillard Elkins -American actor and producer (b. 1929)

2011- Christa Wolf -German author and critic (b. 1929)

2012- Jovan Belcher -American football player (b. 1987)

2012- Arthur Chaskalson -South African lawyer and judge, 18th Chief Justice of South Africa (b. 1931)

2012- Mitchell Cole -English footballer (b. 1985)

2012- Steve Fox (footballer)|Steve Fox -English footballer (b. 1958)

2012- Rick Majerus -American basketball player and coach (b. 1948)

2012- Ed Price (American politician)|Ed Price -American pilot and politician (b. 1918)

2012- Bhim Bahadur Tamang -Nepali politician (b. 1933)

2012- Phil Taylor (footballer)|Phil Taylor -English footballer and manager (b. 1917)

2012- Yoshinori Watanabe -Japanese mobster (b. 1941)

2012- Reinhold Weege -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1949)

2012- James R. Whelan -American historian, author, and journalist (b. 1933)

2013- Heinrich Boere -German SS officer (b. 1921)

2013- Richard Coughlan -English drummer (Caravan (band)|Caravan and The Wilde Flowers) (b. 1947)

2013- Stirling Colgate -American physicist and academic (b. 1925)

2013- Walter E. Ellis -American serial killer (b. 1960)

2013- T. R. Fehrenbach -American historian, journalist, and author (b. 1925)

2013- Edward Heffron -American soldier (b. 1923)

2013- André Schiffrin -French-American author and publisher (b. 1935)

2013- Martin Sharp -Australian cartoonist and songwriter (b. 1942)

2013- James von der Heydt -American lawyer and judge (b. 1919)