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Day History: December-11

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Events History


220- Cao Pi -forces Emperor Xian of Han to abdicate the Han Dynasty throne. The Cao Wei empire is established. The Three Kingdoms period begins.

361- Julian the Apostate -enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the Roman Empire.

630- Muhammad -leads an army of 10,000 to Conquest of Mecca|conquer Mecca.

969- List of Byzantine emperors|Byzantine Emperor -Nikephoros II Phokas is assassinated by his wife Theophano (10th century)|Theophano and her lover, the later Emperor John I Tzimiskes.

1282- Battle of Orewin Bridge -Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, in mid-Wales.

1602-A surprise attack by forces under the command of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy -and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. (Commemorated annually by the ''L'Escalade|Fête de l'Escalade''.)

1688- Glorious Revolution -James II of England, while trying to flee to France, allegedly throws the Great Seal of the Realm into the River Thames.

1789-The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|University of North Carolina -is chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly.

1792- French Revolution -King Louis XVI of France Trial of Louis XVI|is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.

1815-The United States Senate|U.S. Senate -creates a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.

1816- Indiana -becomes the 19th U.S. state.

1868- Paraguayan War -Brazilian Army|Brazilian troops defeat Paraguayan Army|Paraguayan at the Battle of Avay.

1905-A workers' uprising occurs in Kiev -Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire), and establishes the Shuliavka Republic.

1907-The New Zealand Parliament Buildings -are almost completely destroyed by fire.

1917- World War I -United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|British General Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby|Edmund Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot and declares martial law.

1920- Irish War of Independence -In retaliation for an Irish Republican Army|IRA ambush, British forces The Burning of Cork|burn and loot numerous buildings in Cork city. Many civilians also reported being beaten, shot at, robbed and verbally abused by British forces.

1925- Catholic Church|Roman Catholic -Pope|papal encyclical ''Quas Primas'' introduces the Feast of Christ the King.

1927- Guangzhou Uprising -Communist Party of China|Communist Red Guards (China)|Red Guards launch an uprising in Guangzhou, China, taking over most of the city and announcing the formation of a Guangzhou Soviet (council)|Soviet.

1931- Statute of Westminster 1931 -The Parliament of the United Kingdom|British Parliament establishes legislative equality between the United Kingdom|UK and the Dominions of the Commonwealth of Nations|Commonwealth—Australia, Canada, Dominion of Newfoundland|Newfoundland, Dominion of New Zealand|New Zealand, Union of South Africa|South Africa, and Irish Free State|Ireland.

1934- Bill W.|Bill Wilson -co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time.

1936- Edward VIII abdication crisis|Abdication Crisis -Edward VIII's abdication as King of the United Kingdom and the Dominion|British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India, becomes effective.

1937- Second Italo–Ethiopian War -Kingdom of Italy|Italy leaves the League of Nations.

1941- World War II -Nazi Germany|Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on the Empire of Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declares war on them.

1941-World War II: Second Polish Republic|Poland -declares war on the Empire of Japan.

1946-The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund ( UNICEF -is established.

1948- 1948 Arab–Israeli War -The United Nations passes United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194|General Assembly Resolution 194, creating a United Nations Conciliation Commission|Conciliation Commission to mediate the conflict.

1958- French Upper Volta -and French Dahomey gain self-government from French Fourth Republic|France, becoming the Republic of Upper Volta and the Republic of Dahomey (now Benin), respectively, and joining the French Community.

1960-French forces crack down in a violent clash with protesters in French Algeria -during a visit by President of France|French President Charles de Gaulle.

1962- Arthur Lucas -convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada.

1964- Che Guevara -speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City|New York, New York.

1968-'' The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus -', featuring the Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull (band)|Jethro Tull, the Who, Taj Mahal (musician)|Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and the Dirty Mac with Yoko Ono, is filmed in Wembley, London.

1972-'' Apollo 17 -' becomes the sixth and last Apollo program|Apollo mission to land on the Moon.

1978-The Lufthansa heist -is committed by a group led by Lucchese crime family|Lucchese family associate James Burke (gangster)|Jimmy Burke. It was the largest cash robbery ever committed on American soil, at that time.

1980-The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act ( Superfund -is enacted by the United States Congress|U.S. Congress.

1981- El Mozote massacre -Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.

1990-Demonstrations by students and workers across Albania -begin, which eventually triggers the fall of communism in Albania.

1993-Forty-eight people are killed when a block of the Highland Towers collapse -near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1994- First Chechen War -President of Russia|Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.

1994-A bomb explodes on Philippine Airlines Flight 434 -en route from Manila, Philippines, to Tokyo, Japan, killing one. The captain is able to safely land the plane.

1997-The Kyoto Protocol -opens for signature.

1998- Thai Airways International Flight 261|Thai Airways Flight 261 crashes -near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101. The pilot flying the Thai Airways International|Thai Airways Airbus Airbus A310#A310-300|A310-300 is thought to have suffered spatial disorientation.

2001-The China|People's Republic of China -joins the World Trade Organization.

2005-The Buncefield fire|Buncefield Oil Depot catches fire -in Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom.

2005- 2005 Cronulla riots|Cronulla riots -Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanon|Lebanese (and many who are not) in Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia. These are followed up by retaliatory ethnic attacks on Cronulla.

2006-The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust -is opened in Tehran, Iran, by then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; nations such as Israel and the United States express concern.

2006- Felipe Calderón -the President of Mexico, launches a Operation Michoacán|military-led offensive to put down the drug cartel violence in the state of Michoacán. This effort is often regarded as the first event in the Mexican Drug War.

2007- Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present)|Insurgency in the Maghreb -December 11, 2007 Algiers bombings|Two car bombs explode in Algiers, Algeria, one near the Supreme Constitutional Court and the other near the offices of the United Nations.

2008- Bernard Madoff -is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

2012-At least 125 people are killed and up to 200 injured in Aqrab massacre|bombings -in the Alawite village of Aqrab, Syria.

Famous Birthdays


1465- Ashikaga Yoshihisa -Japanese shogun (d. 1489)

1475- Pope Leo X -(d. 1521)

1566- Manuel Cardoso -Portuguese organist and composer (d. 1650)

1680- Emanuele d'Astorga -Italian composer (d. 1736)

1709- Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans -French wife of Louis I of Spain (d. 1742)

1712- Francesco Algarotti -Italian poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1764)

1725- George Mason -American lawyer and politician (d. 1792)

1758- Carl Friedrich Zelter -German composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1832)

1761- Gian Domenico Romagnosi -Italian physicist, economist, and jurist (d. 1835)

1781- David Brewster -Scottish physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (d. 1868)

1801- Christian Dietrich Grabbe -German poet and playwright (d. 1836)

1803- Hector Berlioz -French composer, conductor, and critic (d. 1869)

1810- Alfred de Musset -French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1857)

1830- Kamehameha V -of Hawaii (d. 1872)

1838- John Labatt -Canadian brewer and businessman (d. 1915)

1843- Robert Koch -German microbiologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1910)

1856- Georgi Plekhanov -Russian philosopher, theorist, and author (d. 1918)

1858- Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko -Russian director, producer, and playwright (d. 1943)

1863- Annie Jump Cannon -American astronomer and academic (d. 1941)

1867- Antonio Conte (fencer)|Antonio Conte -Italian fencer (d. 1953)

1872- René Bull -Irish illustrator and photographer (d. 1942)

1873- Josip Plemelj -Slovenian mathematician and academic (d. 1967)

1875- Yehuda Leib Maimon -Moldovan-Israeli rabbi and politician (d. 1962)

1880- Frank Tarrant -Australian cricketer and umpire (d. 1951)

1882- Subramanya Bharathi -Indian journalist and poet (d. 1921)

1882- Max Born -German physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)

1882- Fiorello H. La Guardia -American politician, 99th Mayor of New York City (d. 1947)

1884- Piet Ooms -Dutch swimmer and water polo player (d. 1961)

1885- Carlo Wieth -Danish actor (d. 1943)

1889- Walter Knott -American farmer and businessman, founded Knott's Berry Farm (d. 1981)

1890- Carlos Gardel -French-Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1935)

1890- Mark Tobey -American-Swiss painter and educator (d. 1976)

1897- Ronald Skirth -English soldier (d. 1977)

1898- Benno Mengele -Austrian electrical engineer (d. 1971)

1899- Julio de Caro -Argentinian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1980)

1904- Marge (cartoonist)|Marge -American cartoonist (d. 1993)

1905- Robert Henriques -English farmer, author, and broadcaster (d. 1967)

1905- Gilbert Roland -Mexican-American actor and singer (d. 1994)

1908- Elliott Carter -American composer and academic (d. 2012)

1908- Manoel de Oliveira -Portuguese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1908- Hákun Djurhuus -Faroese educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1987)

1908- Amon Goeth -Austrian SS officer (d. 1946)

1909- Ronald McKie -Australian author (d. 1991)

1909- John Wyer -English race car manager and engineer (d. 1989)

1910- Noel Rosa -Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1937)

1911- Val Guest -English-American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 2006)

1911- Naguib Mahfouz -Egyptian author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)

1911- Qian Xuesen -Chinese scientist and academic (d. 2009)

1912- P. Manicavasagam -Sri Lankan politician

1912- Carlo Ponti -Italian-Swiss film producer (d. 2007)

1913- Jean Marais -French actor and director(d. 1998)

1916- Pérez Prado -Cuban-Mexican singer-songwriter, pianist, and bandleader (d. 1989)

1918- Clinton Adams -American painter and historian (d. 2002)

1918- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn -Russian soldier and author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)

1919- Cliff Michelmore -English television hot and producer

1919- Marie Windsor -American actress and singer (d. 2000)

1920- Denis Jenkinson -English motor sport journalist (d. 1996)

1921- Ilmar Laaban -Estonian poet and publicist (d. 2000)

1921- Liz Smith (actress)|Liz Smith -English actress

1922- Grigoris Bithikotsis -Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2005)

1922- Pauline Jewett -Canadian academic and politician (d. 1992)

1922- Dilip Kumar -Pakistani-Indian actor, director, and screenwriter

1922- Maila Nurmi -Finnish-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1922- Grace Paley -American author and poet (d. 2007)

1923- Betsy Blair -American-English actress and dancer (d. 2009)

1923- Lilian Cahn -Hungarian-American businesswoman, co-founded Coach, Inc. (d. 2013)

1923- Nikolai Matvejev -Estonian cyclist (d. 1984)

1924- Doc Blanchard -American football player and colonel (d. 2009)

1925- Aaron Feuerstein -American businessman and philanthropist

1925- Paul Greengard -American neuroscientist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1925- James Sullivan (city manager)|James Sullivan -American politician (d. 2012)

1926- Big Mama Thornton -American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)

1927- John Buscema -American illustrator (d. 2002)

1929- Axel Anderson -German-Puerto Rican actor (d. 2012)

1930- Chus Lampreave -Spanish actress

1930- Jean-Louis Trintignant -French actor, director, and screenwriter

1931- Rajneesh -Indian guru, mystic, and educator (d. 1990)

1931- Ronald Dworkin -American philosopher and scholar (d. 2013)

1931- Rita Moreno -Puerto Rican-American actress, singer, and dancer

1931- Pierre Pilote -Canadian ice hockey player

1931- Jerome Rothenberg -American anthropologist and poet

1932- Enrique Bermúdez -Nicaraguan colonel and engineer (d. 1991)

1932- Anne Heywood -English actress and singer

1932- Aladár Kovácsi -Hungarian pentathlete (d. 2010)

1932- Keith Waldrop -American author and poet

1933- Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. -Filipino politician, 23rd President of the Senate of the Philippines

1935- Ron Carey (actor)|Ron Carey -American actor (d. 2007)

1935- Pranab Mukherjee -Indian politician, 13th President of India

1935- Elmer Vasko -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)

1936- Hans van den Broek -Dutch lawyer and politician, List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands|Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs

1936- Taku Yamasaki -Japanese politician

1937- Jim Harrison -American author and poet

1938- Reg Livermore -Australian actor and singer

1938- Enrico Macias -Algerian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist

1938- McCoy Tyner -American pianist and composer

1939- Tom Hayden -American politician and activist

1939- Thomas McGuane -American author

1940- David Gates -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Bread (band)|Bread)

1940- Donna Mills -American actress and producer

1941- Max Baucus -American lawyer and politician

1941- J. P. Parisé -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

1941- Rogier van Otterloo -Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1988)

1941- J. Frank Wilson -American singer-songwriter (J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers) (d. 1991)

1942- Anna Carteret -Indian-English actress

1943- John Kerry -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 68th United States Secretary of State

1943- Betty Kershaw -English nurse and academic

1944- Jon Garrison -American tenor

1944- Lynda Day George -American actress

1944- Brenda Lee -American singer

1944- Juan E. Méndez -Argentinian lawyer, academic, and activist

1946- Rhoma Irama -Indonesian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1946- Diana Palmer (author)|Diana Palmer -American author

1947- Teri Garr -American actress and dancer

1948- Stamatis Spanoudakis -Greek guitarist and composer

1949- Noel Campbell (footballer)|Noel Campbell -Irish footballer and manager

1950- Nino Frassica -Italian actor

1950- Christina Onassis -American-Argentinian businesswoman (d. 1988)

1951- Ria Stalman -Dutch discus thrower and shot putter

1952- Peter Geyer -German footballer

1953- Bess Armstrong -American actress

1954- Brad Bryant -American golfer

1954- Santiago Creel -Mexican lawyer and politician, Secretariat of the Interior (Mexico)|Mexican Secretary of the Interior

1954- Jermaine Jackson -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Jackson 5)

1954- Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson -Icelandic guitarist, mathematician, and engineer

1955- Gene Grossman -American economist

1955- Stu Jackson -American basketball player, coach, and manager

1955- Christian Sackewitz -German footballer and manager

1956- Lani Brockman -American actress and director, founded Studio East

1956- Andrew Lansley -English politician, Secretary of State for Health

1957- Peter Bagge -American author and illustrator

1958- Isabella Hofmann -American actress

1958- Chris Hughton -English-Irish footballer and manager

1958- Nikki Sixx -American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M., Brides of Destruction, London (heavy metal band)|London, 58 (band)|58, and Sister (band)|Sister)

1960- Rachel Portman -English composer

1961- Dave King (Irish singer)|Dave King -Irish-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Flogging Molly and Fastway (band)|Fastway)

1961- Steve Nicol -Scottish footballer and manager

1961- Macky Sall -Senegalese engineer and politician, 4th List of Presidents of Senegal|President of Senegal

1961- Marco Pierre White -English chef and television host

1962- Ben Browder -American actor

1962- Paul Haslinger -Austrian-American keyboard player, guitarist, and composer (Tangerine Dream)

1962- Nele Karajlić -Serbian singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and actor (Zabranjeno Pušenje)

1963- Mario Been -Dutch footballer and manager

1963- Jon Brion -American singer-songwriter and producer

1963- Claudia Kohde-Kilsch -German tennis player

1963- John Lammers -Dutch footballer and manager

1963- Nigel Winterburn -English footballer and coach

1964- Michel Courtemanche -Canadian comedian and actor

1964- Justin Currie -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Del Amitri and The Uncle Devil Show)

1964- Dave Schools -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Widespread Panic, Stockholm Syndrome (band)|Stockholm Syndrome, and J Mascis + The Fog)

1964- Cosy Sheridan -American singer-songwriter

1964- Carolyn Waldo -Canadian swimmer

1965- Jay Bell -American baseball player and coach

1965- Giannis Ragousis -Greek economist and politician, Ministry of National Defence (Greece)|Greek Minister for National Defence

1965- Alison Watt (Scottish painter)|Alison Watt -Scottish painter

1966- Gary Dourdan -American actor

1966- Göran Kropp -Swedish mountaineer (d. 2002)

1966- Leon Lai -Chinese singer and actor

1967- Mo'Nique -American comedian, actress, and producer

1967- DJ Yella -American DJ and producer (N.W.A and World Class Wreckin' Cru)

1968- Fabrizio Ravanelli -Italian footballer and manager

1969- Viswanathan Anand -Indian chess player

1969- Francisco Javier Arellano Félix -Mexican drug trafficker

1969- Stig Inge Bjørnebye -Norwegian footballer and manager

1969- Sean Grande -American sportscaster

1969- Max Martini -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1969- Alessandro Melli -Italian footballer

1970- Victoria Fuller -American glamour model, artist, and actress

1971- Willie McGinest -American football player and sportscaster

1972- Daniel Alfredsson -Swedish ice hockey player

1972- Sami Al-Jaber -Saudi Arabian footballer and manager

1972- Andriy Husin -Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2014)

1972- Rusty Joiner -American model and actor

1973- Mos Def -American rapper and actor (Black Star (group)|Black Star and Soulquarians)

1974- Rey Mysterio -American wrestler

1974- Maarten Lafeber -Dutch golfer

1974- Lisa Ortiz -American voice actress

1974- Ben Shephard -English journalist and television host

1975- Gerben de Knegt -Dutch cyclist

1975- Tomoka Kurotani -Japanese actress

1975- Dawn Steele -Scottish actress

1976- Shareef Abdur-Rahim -American basketball player, coach, and manager

1977- Brandon Rogers (singer)|Brandon Rogers -American singer

1977- Mark Streit -Swiss ice hockey player

1978- Roy Wood, Jr. -American comedian, actor, and radio host

1979- Valdis Mintals -Estonian figure skater

1979- Rider Strong -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1980- Kristjan Kitsing -Estonian basketball player

1981- Nikki Benz -Ukrainian-Canadian porn actress

1981- Hamish Blake -Australian comedian, actor, and author

1981- Jeff McComsey -American author and illustrator

1981- Paul Medhurst -Australian footballer

1981- Kevin Phillips (actor)|Kevin Phillips -American actor

1981- Javier Saviola -Argentinian footballer

1981- Zacky Vengeance -American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)

1982- Pablo Pérez Companc -Argentinian race car driver

1984- Leighton Baines -English footballer

1984- P.J. Lane -Australian actor and singer

1984- Spyros Vrontaras -Greek footballer

1985- Aiko Kayō -Japanese voice actress and singer

1985- Yekta Kurtuluş -Turkish footballer

1985- Anja Prislan -Slovenian tennis player

1986- Roy Hibbert -American basketball player

1987- Clifton Geathers -American football player

1987- Natalia Gordienko -Moldovan singer and dancer

1987- Alex Russell (actor)|Alex Russell -Australian actor

1988- Ashley Hinshaw -American model and actress

1988- Tim Southee -New Zealand cricketer

1989- Murugan Thiruchelvam -English chess player

1990- Derrick Nix -American basketball player

1991- Anna Bergendahl -Swedish singer

1992- Tiffany Alvord -American singer-songwriter

1993- William Corkery -American actor

1993- Tyrone Gilks -Australian motorcycle racer (d. 2013)

1994- Gabriel Basso -American actor

1996- Jack Griffo -American actor

1996- Hailee Steinfeld -American actress

History of Deaths


384- Pope Damasus I -(b. 305)

861- Al-Mutawakkil -Iraqi caliph (b. 822)

969- Nikephoros II Phokas -Byzantine emperor (b. 912)

1121- Al-Afdal Shahanshah -Israeli-Egyptian political advisor (b. 1066)

1241- Ögedei Khan -Mongolian emperor (b. 1186)

1282- Llywelyn ap Gruffudd -prince of Wales (b. 1223)

1282- Michael VIII Palaiologos -Byzantine emperor (b. 1225)

1532- Pietro Accolti -Italian cardinal (b. 1455)

1582- Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba -Spanish general and politician, 12th Constable of Portugal (b. 1508)

1686- Louis, Grand Condé -French general (b. 1621)

1694- Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma -(b. 1630)

1737- John Strype -English clergyman, historian, and author (b. 1643)

1747- Edmund Curll -English bookseller and publisher (b. 1675)

1797- Richard Brocklesby -English physician (b. 1722)

1826- Maria Leopoldina of Austria -(b. 1797)

1840- Emperor Kōkaku -of Japan (b. 1771)

1872- Kamehameha V -of Hawaii (b. 1830)

1880- Oliver Winchester -American businessman, founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (b. 1810)

1892- William Milligan -Scottish theologian and scholar (b. 1821)

1906- Charles Townsend (fencer)|Charles Townsend -American fencer (b. 1872)

1918- Ivan Cankar -Slovenian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1876)

1920- Olive Schreiner -South African author and activist (b. 1855)

1937- Jaan Anvelt -Estonian politician (b. 1884)

1938- Christian Lous Lange -Norwegian historian and educator, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)

1941- John Gillespie Magee, Jr. -American pilot and poet (b. 1922)

1941- Émile Picard -French mathematician and academic (b. 1856)

1945- Charles Fabry -French physicist (b. 1867)

1950- Leslie Comrie -New Zealand astronomer (b. 1893)

1957- Musidora -French actress, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)

1959- Jim Bottomley -American baseball player and manager (b. 1900)

1964- Sam Cooke -American singer-songwriter (The Highway Q.C.'s and The Soul Stirrers) (b. 1931)

1964- Percy Kilbride -American actor and singer (b. 1888)

1968- Richard Sagrits -Estonian painter and author (b. 1910)

1968- Arthur Hays Sulzberger -American publisher (b. 1891)

1971- Richard and Maurice McDonald|Maurice McDonald -American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (b. 1902)

1975- Lee Wiley -American singer (b. 1908)

1978- Vincent du Vigneaud -American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)

1978- Paul O'Dea -American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)

1979- James J. Gibson -American psychologist and author (b. 1904)

1983- Neil Ritchie -Guyanese-English general (b. 1897)

1984- Oskar Seidlin -German-American author, poet, and scholar (b. 1911)

1987- G. A. Kulkarni -Indian author and academic (b. 1923)

1989- Louise Dahl-Wolfe -American photographer (b. 1895)

1991- Robert Q. Lewis -American actor and game show host (b. 1921)

1991- Artur Lundkvist -Swedish author and critic (b. 1906)

1991- Pat Walshe -American actor (b. 1900)

1992- Michael Robbins -English actor (b. 1930)

1993- Elvira Popescu -Romanian-French actress and director (b. 1894)

1994- Philip Phillips (archaeologist)|Philip Phillips -American archaeologist and scholar (b. 1900)

1995- Arthur Mullard -English actor and singer (b. 1910)

1996- Willie Rushton -English cartoonist, author, and publisher, co-founded ''Private Eye'' (b. 1937)

1997- Eddie Chapman -English spy (b. 1914)

1997- Simon Jeffes -English guitarist and composer (Penguin Cafe Orchestra) (b. 1949)

1998- André Lichnerowicz -French physicist and mathematician (b. 1915)

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

2000- Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah -Pakistani politician and author (b. 1915)

2000- David Lewis (American actor)|David Lewis -American actor (b. 1916)

2001- Mainza Chona -Zambian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)

2003- Ahmadou Kourouma -Ivorian author (b. 1927)

2004- José Luis Cuciuffo -Argentinian footballer (b. 1962)

2004- Arthur Lydiard -New Zealand runner and coach (b. 1917)

2004- M. S. Subbulakshmi -Indian singer and actress (b. 1916)

2006- Elizabeth Bolden -American super-centenarian (b. 1890)

2007- Christie Hennessy -Irish singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1945)

2008- Maddie Blaustein -American voice actress (b. 1960)

2008- Bettie Page -American model (b. 1923)

2010- Dick Hoerner -American football player (b. 1922)

2011- John Patrick Foley -American cardinal (b. 1935)

2011- Susan Gordon -American actress and singer (b. 1949)

2012- Toni Blankenheim -German opera singer (b. 1921)

2012- Antonie Hegerlíková -Czech actress (b. 1923)

2012- William B. Hopkins -American soldier and politician (b. 1922)

2012- Pedro Reginaldo Lira -Argentinian bishop (b. 1915)

2012- B. B. Nimbalkar -Indian cricketer (b. 1919)

2012- Dindi Gowa Nyasulu -Malawian engineer and politician (b. 1944)

2012- Ravi Shankar -Indian-American sitar player and composer (b. 1920)

2012- Walter Francis Sullivan -American bishop (b. 1928)

2012- Galina Vishnevskaya -Russian soprano and actress (b. 1926)

2012- Colleen Walker -American golfer (b. 1956)

2012- Mendel Weinbach -Polish-Israeli rabbi (b. 1933)

2013- Nadir Afonso -Portuguese painter and architect (b. 1920)

2013- Kate Barry (photographer)|Kate Barry -English-French photographer (b. 1967)

2013- Barbara Branden -Canadian-American author (b. 1929)

2013- George H. Buck, Jr. -American businessman (b. 1928)

2013- Frederick Fox (milliner)|Frederick Fox -Australian-English hat maker (b. 1931)

2013- Javier Jauregui -Mexican boxer (b. 1973)

2013- Garry Robbins -Canadian wrestler and actor (b. 1957)

2013- Sheikh Mussa Shariefi -Indian scholar (b. 1942)