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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.
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)