This Day in History

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Day History: December-13

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


1294- Pope Celestine V|Saint Celestine V -papal resignation|resigns the Pope|papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an Asceticism|ascetic hermit.

1545-The Council of Trent -begins.

1577-Sir Francis Drake -sets sail from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage.

1636-The Massachusetts Bay Colony -organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot people|Pequot Native Americans in the United States|Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the National Guard of the United States.

1642- Abel Tasman -reaches New Zealand.

1643- English Civil War -The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.

1758-The English transport ship '' Duke William (ship)|Duke William -' sinks in the North Atlantic, List of maritime disasters#Pre World War I|killing over 360 people.

1769- Dartmouth College -is founded by the Reverend Eleazar Wheelock, with a royal charter from King George III of the United Kingdom|George III, on land donated by Governor-General#British colonialism and the Governors-General|Royal governor Sir John Wentworth, 1st Baronet|John Wentworth.

1862- American Civil War -At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate States of America|Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats Union Army|Union Major General Ambrose Burnside.

1867-A Fenian -bomb explodes in Clerkenwell, London|London, England, killing six.

1937- Second Sino-Japanese War -Battle of Nanking

1938- The Holocaust -The Neuengamme concentration camp opens in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany.

1939- World War II -Battle of the River Plate

1941-World War II: The Kingdom of Hungary -and Kingdom of Romania declare war on the United States.

1943-World War II: The Massacre of Kalavryta -by German occupying forces in Greece.

1949-The Knesset -votes to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem.

1959- List of archbishops of Cyprus|Archbishop -Makarios III becomes the first President of Cyprus.

1960-While Emperor of Ethiopia|Emperor -Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia visits Brazil, his Kebur Zabagna|Imperial Bodyguard 1960 Ethiopian coup attempt|seizes the capital and proclaims him deposed and his son, Crown Prince Amha Selassie|Asfa Wossen, Emperor.

1962- NASA -launches ''Relay program#Relay 1|Relay 1'', the first active repeater communications satellite in orbit.

1967- Constantine II of Greece -attempts an unsuccessful Greek military junta of 1967–1974#The King's counter-coup|counter-coup against the Greek military junta of 1967–1974|Regime of the Colonels.

1968-Brazilian President of Brazil|President -Artur da Costa e Silva issues AI-5 (Institutional Act No. 5), enabling government by decree and suspending habeas corpus.

1972- Apollo program -Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or "Moonwalk" of ''Apollo 17''. To date they are the last humans to set foot on the Moon.

1974- Malta -becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations.

1977-A Douglas DC-3|DC-3 -aircraft chartered from the Indianapolis|Indianapolis, Indiana-based Cobham Aviation Services Australia|National Jet crashes near Evansville Regional Airport, killing 29, including the University of Evansville basketball team, support staff and boosters of the team.

1979-The Politics of Canada|Canadian Government -of Prime Minister of Canada|Prime Minister Joe Clark is defeated in the House of Commons of Canada|House of Commons, prompting the Canadian federal election, 1980|1980 Canadian election.

1981-General Wojciech Jaruzelski -declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by ''Solidarity (Polish trade union)|Solidarity''.

1985- Arrow Air Flight 1285 -crashes in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, killing all 256 passengers and crew.

1988- Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization|PLO Chairman -Yasser Arafat gives a speech at a United Nations General Assembly|UN General Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, after United States authorities refused to grant him a Visa (document)|visa to visit UN headquarters in New York.

1989- The Troubles -Attack on Derryard checkpoint

2000-The " Texas Seven -escape from the John B. Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas, and go on a robbery spree, during which police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot and killed.

2001- Sansad Bhavan -the building housing the Parliament of India|Indian Parliament, 2001 Indian Parliament attack|is attacked by terrorists. Twelve people are killed, including the terrorists.

2002- 2004 enlargement of the European Union|European Union enlargement -The EU announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.

2003- Iraq War -Operation Red Dawn

2011-A 2011 Liège attack|murder-suicide -in Liège, Belgium, kills six and wounds 125 people at a Christmas market.

Famous Birthdays


1521- Pope Sixtus V -(d. 1590)

1533- Eric XIV of Sweden -(d. 1577)

1553- Henry IV of France -(d. 1610)

1585- William Drummond of Hawthornden -Scottish poet (d. 1649)

1640- Robert Plot -English chemist and academic (d. 1696)

1662- Francesco Bianchini -Italian astronomer and philosopher (d. 1729)

1678- Yongzheng Emperor -of China (d. 1735)

1684- Ludvig Holberg -Norwegian historian, philosopher, and author (d. 1754)

1720- Carlo Gozzi -Italian playwright (d. 1804)

1724- Franz Aepinus -German astronomer and philosopher (d. 1802)

1780- Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner -German chemist (d. 1849)

1784- Archduke Louis of Austria -(d. 1864)

1797- Heinrich Heine -German journalist, poet, and critic (d. 1856)

1804- Joseph Howe -Canadian journalist and politician, 5th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 1873)

1814- Ana Néri -Brazilian nurse (d. 1880)

1816- Werner von Siemens -German engineer and inventor (d. 1892)

1818- Mary Todd Lincoln -American wife of Abraham Lincoln, 19th List of First Ladies of the United States|First Lady of the United States (d. 1882)

1836- Franz von Lenbach -German painter and academic (d. 1904)

1854- Herman Bavinck -Dutch theologian and churchman (d. 1921)

1856- Svetozar Boroević -Croatian-Austrian field marshal (d. 1920)

1860- Lucien Guitry -French actor (d. 1925)

1864- Emil Seidel -American politician, Mayor of Milwaukee (d. 1947)

1867- Kristian Birkeland -Norwegian physicist and author (d. 1917)

1870- Edward LeSaint -American actor and director (d. 1940)

1871- Emily Carr -Canadian painter and author (d. 1945)

1874- Josef Lhévinne -Russian pianist and educator (d. 1944)

1883- Belle da Costa Greene -American librarian (d. 1950)

1884- Aimilios Veakis -Greek actor (d. 1951)

1887- George Pólya -Hungarian-American mathematician (d. 1985)

1887- Alvin C. York -American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)

1897- Albert Aalbers -Dutch architect, designed the Savoy Homann Bidakara Hotel (d. 1961)

1897- Drew Pearson (journalist)|Drew Pearson -American journalist and author (d. 1969)

1900- Jonel Perlea -Romanian conductor (d. 1970)

1901- Olev Roomet -Estonian singer, violinist, and bagpipe player (d. 1987)

1902- Panagiotis Kanellopoulos -Greek philosopher and politician, 138th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1986)

1902- Talcott Parsons -American sociologist and academic (d. 1979)

1903- Ella Baker -American activist (d. 1986)

1903- Carlos Montoya -Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1993)

1906- Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark -(d. 1968)

1906- Laurens van der Post -South African-English soldier and author (d. 1996)

1908- Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira -Brazilian Catholic activist (d. 1995)

1910- Van Heflin -American actor and singer (d. 1971)

1910- Sol Saks -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)

1911- Trygve Haavelmo -Norwegian economist and mathematician, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)

1911- Kenneth Patchen -American poet and painter (d. 1972)

1913- Arnold Brown (General of The Salvation Army)|Arnold Brown -English-Canadian missionary, 11th Generals of The Salvation Army|General of The Salvation Army (d. 2002)

1913- Archie Moore -American boxer and actor (d. 1998)

1914- Alan Bullock -English historian and author (d. 2004)

1915- Curd Jürgens -German-Austrian actor and director (d. 1982)

1915- Ross Macdonald -American-Canadian author (d. 1983)

1915- B. J. Vorster -South African politician,4th State President of South Africa (d. 1983)

1916- Leonard Weisgard -American author and illustrator (d. 2000)

1917- John Hart (actor)|John Hart -American actor and producer (d. 2009)

1918- Rosalia Lombardo -Italian pneumonia victim (d. 1920)

1919- Hans-Joachim Marseille -German captain and pilot (d. 1942)

1920- George P. Shultz -American economist and politician, 60th United States Secretary of State

1923- Philip Warren Anderson -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1923- Terence Beckett -English businessman (d. 2013)

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

1923- Larry Doby -American baseball player and manager (d. 2003)

1924- Robert Coogan -American actor (d. 1978)

1924- George Shuba -American baseball player (d. 2014)

1925- Dick Van Dyke -American actor, singer, and producer

1926- George Rhoden -Jamaican runner

1927- James Wright (poet)|James Wright -American poet and academic (d. 1980)

1928- Eve Meyer -American model, actress, and producer (d. 1977)

1929- Christopher Plummer -Canadian actor, singer, and producer

1930- Robert Prosky -American actor (d. 2008)

1933- Doug Mohns -Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2014)

1934- Richard D. Zanuck -American film producer (d. 2012)

1935- Joe Christopher -Virgin Islander baseball player

1935- Kenneth Hall (American football)|Kenneth Hall -American football player

1935- Lindy McDaniel -American baseball player

1936- Aga Khan IV -Swiss-English businessman

1936- J. C. Martin -American baseball player and sportscaster

1937- Toomas Frey -Estonian ecologist and politician

1937- Rob Houwer -Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter

1937- Ulf G. Lindén -Swedish businessman (d. 2009)

1937- Ron Taylor (baseball)|Ron Taylor -Canadian baseball player and physician

1938- Heino -German singer

1938- Alvin Curran -American horn player and composer (Musica Elettronica Viva)

1939- Eric Flynn -Chinese-Welsh actor and singer (d. 2002)

1940- Sanjaya Lall -Development economist (d. 2005)

1941- John Davidson (entertainer)|John Davidson -American actor and game show host

1941- Anouska Hempel -New Zealand-English actress and fashion designer

1941- Bessel Kok -Dutch chess player and businessman

1942- Howard Brenton -English playwright and screenwriter

1942- Anna Eshoo -American politician

1943- Ferguson Jenkins -Canadian baseball and basketball player

1944- Dick Dees -Dutch politician

1944- Hwang Jang Lee -Japanese-South Korean martial artist and actor

1944- Marti Webb -English actress and singer

1945- Herman Cain -American businessman, journalist, and politician

1945- Kathy Garver -American actress and producer

1945- Brian McGuire -Australian race car driver (d. 1977)

1947- Darlene Cates -American actress

1947- Rex Hagon -Canadian actor

1947- Dave Hamilton (baseball)|Dave Hamilton -American baseball player and coach

1948- Lester Bangs -American journalist and author (d. 1982)

1948- Jeff Baxter -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers)

1948- Lillian Board -South African-English sprinter (d. 1970)

1948- Ted Nugent -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Amboy Dukes, Damn Yankees (band)|Damn Yankees, and Damnocracy)

1948- Brian Wilson (Labour politician)|Brian Wilson -Scottish politician

1949- Robert Lindsay (actor)|Robert Lindsay -English actor and singer

1949- R. A. MacAvoy -American author

1949- Randy Owen -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alabama (band)|Alabama)

1949- Luc Sala -Dutch businessman

1949- Tom Verlaine -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Television (band)|Television and Neon Boys)

1949- Paula Wilcox -English actress

1950- Linda Bellos -English businesswoman, politician, and activist

1950- Wendie Malick -American model and actress

1950- Heather North -American actress

1950- Afemo Omilami -American actor

1950- Julia Slingo -English meteorologist

1950- Tom Vilsack -American lawyer and politician, 30th United States Secretary of Agriculture

1952- Junkyard Dog -American football player and wrestler (d. 1998)

1952- John Francome -English jockey and sportscaster

1952- Larry Kenon -American basketball player

1952- Jean Rouaud -French author

1953- Ben Bernanke -American economist and academic

1953- Bill Castro -Dominican baseball player and coach

1953- Jim Davidson -English comedian, actor, and television host

1953- Bob Gainey -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

1953- Thomas Kurzhals -German keyboard player and songwriter (Karat (band)|Karat and Stern-Combo Meißen) (d. 2014)

1954- John Anderson (musician)|John Anderson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954- Emma Bull -American author

1954- Steve Forbert -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954- Tamora Pierce -American author

1956- Dale Berra -American baseball player

1956- Majida El Roumi -Lebanese soprano and actress

1956- Phil Hubbard -American basketball player and coach

1957- Steve Buscemi -American actor and director

1957- Morris Day -American singer-songwriter and actor (The Time (band)|The Time and Flyte Tyme (band)|Flyte Tyme)

1957- Eric Marienthal -American saxophonist (Chick Corea Elektric Band and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)

1957- Jean-Marie Messier -French businessman

1958- Lynn-Holly Johnson -American figure skater and actress

1959- Heino Enden -Estonian basketball player and coach

1959- Johnny Whitaker -American actor and singer

1959- Boris Zhukov -American wrestler

1960- Rusty Cundieff -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1960- Daggubati Venkatesh -Indian actor

1961- Harry Gregson-Williams -English composer, conductor, and producer

1961- Irene Sáez -Venezuelan model and politician, List of Governors of States of Venezuela#Nueva Esparta|Governor of Nueva Esparta

1961- Gary Zimmerman -American football player

1962- Roger Ilegems -Belgian cyclist

1962- Jamie Raskin -American lawyer, politician, and academic

1962- Rex Ryan -American football player and coach

1962- Rob Ryan -American football player and coach

1964- hide (musician)|Hideto Matsumoto -Japanese musician, singer and songwriter (X Japan and Zilch (band)|Zilch) (d. 1998)

1965- Jackie Clune -English actress and singer

1965- Marko Mäetamm -Estonian illustrator

1966- Ross Burden -New Zealand-English chef and author

1966- Toby Dammit -American drummer, composer, and producer

1966- Don Roff -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1966- Mike Tirico -American sportscaster

1967- Jamie Foxx -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1967- NeNe Leakes -American actress

1967- Bo Pelini -American football player and coach

1969- Tony Curran -Scottish-American actor

1969- Sergei Fedorov -Russian ice hockey player and manager

1969- Murat Nasyrov -Russian singer-songwriter (d. 2007)

1970- Eoin Jess -Scottish footballer

1970- Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner -Austrian mountaineer

1971- Gloria Casarez -American activist (d. 2014)

1971- Naomi Long -Irish engineer and politician, 54th Lord Mayor of Belfast

1971- Leanne Wood -Welsh academic and politician

1972- Niki Evans -English singer

1972- Chris Grant -Australian footballer

1973- Christie Clark -American actress

1974- Sara Cox -English radio and television host

1974- Debbie Matenopoulos -American actress and television host

1974- Nicholas McCarthy -English singer and guitarist (Franz Ferdinand (band)|Franz Ferdinand and Box Codax)

1975- Bates Battaglia -American ice hockey player

1975- Tom DeLonge -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Blink-182, Angels & Airwaves, and Box Car Racer)

1975- Kostas Kiassos -Greek footballer

1975- Matthew LeCroy -American baseball player and coach

1976- Josh Fogg -American baseball player

1976- Søren Friis -Danish footballer

1976- Radosław Sobolewski -Polish footballer

1976- Rama Yade -French politician

1977- Tupele Dorgu -English actress

1977- Sascha Kindred -German-English swimmer

1977- Charlotte Milchard -English actress

1977- Peter Stringer -Irish rugby player

1978- Olav Bjortomt -English quiz player

1978- Kaspars Kambala -Latvian basketball player

1978- Ryo Kawakita -Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (Maximum the Hormone)

1978- B.J. Penn -American mixed martial artist

1979- Matjaž Smodiš -Slovenian basketball player

1980- Patrik Antonius -Finnish poker player

1980- Ryan France -English footballer

1980- Danil Haustov -Estonian swimmer

1980- Swastika Mukherjee -Indian actress and singer

1980- Satoshi Tsumabuki -Japanese actor and singer

1980- Bosco Wong -Hong Kong singer and actor

1981- Amy Lee -American singer-songwriter and pianist (Evanescence)

1982- Anthony Callea -Australian singer-songwriter and actor

1982- Dan Hamhuis -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Ricky Nolasco -American baseball player

1982- Tuka Rocha -Brazilian race car driver

1982- Dominik Werling -German footballer

1983- Matt Deis -American bass player and songwriter (CKY (band)|CKY and All That Remains (band)|All That Remains)

1983- Otylia Jędrzejczak -Polish swimmer

1984- Santi Cazorla -Spanish footballer

1984- Hanna-Maria Seppälä -Finnish swimmer

1985- Michael Bumpus -American football player

1985- Laurence Leboeuf -Canadian actress

1985- Alby Mathewson -New Zealand rugby player

1986- Dennis Bermudez -American mixed martial artist

1986- Mathieu Gnanligo -Beninese sprinter

1988- Rickie Fowler -American golfer

1989- Dasha Kapustina -Russian model

1989- Ben Ridge -Australian rugby player

1989- Taylor Swift -American singer-songwriter

1991- Senah Mango -Togolese footballer

History of Deaths


558- Childebert I -Frankish king (b. 496)

769- Du Hongjian -Chinese official (b. 709)

1048- Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī -Persian scholar and polymath (b. 973)

1124- Pope Callixtus II -(b. 1065)

1126- Henry IX, Duke of Bavaria -(b. 1075)

1204- Maimonides -Spanish rabbi and philosopher (b. 1135)

1250- Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor -(b. 1194)

1404- Albert I, Duke of Bavaria -(b. 1336)

1466- Donatello -Florentine painter and sculptor (b. 1386)

1516- Johannes Trithemius -German cryptographer and historian (b. 1462)

1521- Manuel I of Portugal -(b. 1469)

1557- Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia -Italian mathematician and engineer (b. 1499)

1565- Conrad Gessner -Swiss botanist and physician (b. 1516)

1621- Catherine Stenbock -Swedish wife of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1535)

1716- Charles de La Fosse -French painter (b. 1640)

1721- Alexander Selkirk -Scottish sailor (b. 1676)

1729- Anthony Collins -English philosopher (b. 1676)

1754- Mahmud I -Ottoman sultan (b. 1696)

1758- Noël Doiron -Canadian Acadia leader (b. 1684)

1769- Christian Fürchtegott Gellert -German poet and hymn-writer (b. 1715)

1783- Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin -Swedish astronomer and demographer (b. 1717)

1784- Samuel Johnson -English poet and lexicographer (b. 1709)

1814- Charles-Joseph, 7th Prince of Ligne -Belgian-Austrian field marshal (b. 1735)

1835- John Storm -American soldier (b. 1760)

1837- Herman of Alaska -Russian missionary and saint (b. 1756)

1862- Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb -Confederate general killed during the battle of Fredericksburg (b. 1823)

1863- Christian Friedrich Hebbel -German poet and playwright (b. 1813)

1868- Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius -German botanist and explorer (b. 1794)

1881- August Šenoa -Croatian author and poet (b. 1838)

1883- Victor de Laprade -French poet and critic (b. 1812)

1893- Georg August Rudolph -German politician, 3rd Mayor of Marburg (b. 1816)

1895- Ányos Jedlik -Hungarian physicist and engineer (b. 1800)

1908- Augustus Le Plongeon -French photographer and historian (b. 1825)

1919- Woldemar Voigt -German physicist and academic (b. 1850)

1922- Hannes Hafstein -Icelandic poet and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1861)

1924- Samuel Gompers -English-American labor leader, founded the American Federation of Labor (b. 1850)

1930- Fritz Pregl -Slovenian-Austrian chemist and physician, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)

1931- Gustave Le Bon -French psychologist, sociologist, and anthropologist (b. 1840)

1932- Georgios Jakobides -Greek painter and sculptor (b. 1853)

1934- Thomas A. Watson -American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (b. 1854)

1935- Victor Grignard -French chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1871)

1940- Manuel de Escandón -Mexican polo player (b. 1857)

1940- George Regas -Greek-American actor (b. 1890)

1942- Wlodimir Ledóchowski -Austrian-Polish religious leader, 26th Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1866)

1944- Wassily Kandinsky -Russian-French painter and theorist (b. 1866)

1944- Lupe Vélez -Mexican-American actress and singer (b. 1908)

1945- Irma Grese -German Nazi concentration camps|concentration camp guard (b. 1923)

1945- Josef Kramer -German Nazi concentration camps|concentration camp commandant (b. 1906)

1945- Elisabeth Volkenrath -Polish-German Nazi concentration camps|concentration camp supervisor (b. 1919)

1947- Henry James (biographer)|Henry James -American lawyer and author (b. 1879)

1947- Nicholas Roerich -Russian archaeologist, painter, and philosopher (b. 1874)

1950- Abraham Wald -Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1902)

1954- John Raymond Hubbell -American director and composer (b. 1879)

1955- Egas Moniz -Portuguese psychiatrist and neurosurgeon, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)

1958- Tim Moore (comedian)|Tim Moore -American actor (b. 1887)

1960- Dora Marsden -English author and activist (b. 1882)

1961- Grandma Moses -American painter (b. 1860)

1962- Harry Barris -American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Rhythm Boys) (b. 1905)

1969- Raymond A. Spruance -American admiral and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (b. 1886)

1969- Spencer Williams (actor)|Spencer Williams -American actor and director (b. 1893)

1972- Gustav Schwarzenegger -Austrian police chief and postal inspector (b. 1907)

1973- Henry Green -English author (b. 1905)

1975- Cyril Delevanti -English actor (b. 1889)

1979- Jon Hall (actor)|Jon Hall -American actor and director (b. 1915)

1981- Pigmeat Markham -American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1904)

1983- Alexander Schmemann -Estonian-American priest and theologian (b. 1921)

1983- Nichita Stănescu -Romanian poet and critic (b. 1933)

1986- Heather Angel (actress)|Heather Angel -English-American actress (b. 1909)

1986- Ella Baker -American activist (b, 1903)

1986- Smita Patil -Indian actress (b. 1955)

1992- K. C. Irving -Canadian businessman (b. 1899)

1992- Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney -American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1899)

1993- Vanessa Duriès -French author (b. 1972)

1994- Norman Beaton -Guyanese-English actor (b. 1934)

1995- Ann Nolan Clark -American author and educator (b. 1896)

1996- Edward Blishen -English author (b. 1920)

1997- Don E. Fehrenbacher -American historian, author, and academic (b. 1920)

2001- Chuck Schuldiner -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Death (metal band)|Death, Control Denied, and Voodoocult) (b. 1967)

2002- Zal Yanovsky -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Lovin' Spoonful) (b. 1944)

2003- William V. Roth, Jr. -American lawyer and politician (b. 1921)

2004- Bernarda Bryson Shahn -American painter and illustrator (b. 1903)

2004- Andre Rodgers -Bahamian baseball player (b. 1934)

2004- David Wheeler (computer scientist)|David Wheeler -English computer scientist (b. 1927)

2005- Timothy Jordan II -American guitarist, keyboard player, and songwriter (Jonezetta) (b. 1981)

2005- Stanley Williams -American gang leader, co-founded the Crips (b. 1953)

2006- Lamar Hunt -American businessman, co-founded the American Football League and World Championship Tennis (b. 1932)

2007- Mark Partridge -Zimbabwean politician (b. 1922)

2007- Floyd Red Crow Westerman -American actor, singer, and activist (b. 1936)

2007- Alain Payet -French pornographic movie director (b. 1947)

2008- John Drake (rugby union)|John Drake -New Zealand rugby player and journalist (b. 1959)

2008- Kathy Staff -English actress (b. 1928)

2010- James Dibble -Australian journalist (b. 1923)

2010- Takeshi Watabe -Japanese voice actor (b. 1936)

2010- Richard Holbrooke -American journalist and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1941)

2010- Enrique Morente -Spanish singer-songwriter (b. 1942)

2010- Woolly Wolstenholme -English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Barclay James Harvest) (b. 1947)

2011- T. J. Bass -American physician and author (b. 1932)

2011- Kabir Chowdhury -Bangladeshi author and academic (b. 1923)

2011- Russell Hoban -American author and illustrator (b. 1925)

2012- Willie Ackerman -American drummer (b. 1939)

2012- Ian Black (footballer born 1924)|Ian Black -Scottish footballer (b. 1924)

2012- Jack Hanlon -American actor (b. 1916)

2012- Maurice Herzog -French mountaineer and author (b. 1919)

2012- Natalya Kustinskaya -Russian actress (b. 1938)

2012- T. Shanmugham -Indian footballer and coach (b. 1920)

2012- Rob Talbot -New Zealand politician (b. 1923)

2012- Abdesslam Yassine -Moroccan educator, founded the Al Adl Wa Al Ihssane (b. 1928)

2013- Marcel Cellier -Swiss organist and producer (b. 1925)

2013- Daniel Escobar -American actor (b. 1964)

2013- Vivian Kellogg -American baseball player and manager (b. 1922)

2013- Kim Kuk-tae -North Korean politician (b. 1924)

2013- Harvey Littleton -American glass artist and educator (b. 1922)

2013- Hugh Nissenson -American author (b. 1933)

2013- James Schroder -Canadian veterinarian and politician (b. 1918)