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Day History: December-19

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Events History


211- Publius Septimius Geta -co-emperor of Ancient Rome|Rome, is lured to come without his bodyguards to meet his brother Caracalla|Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Caracalla), to discuss a possible reconciliation. When he arrives, the Praetorian Guard murders him and he dies in the arms of his mother, Julia Domna.

324- Licinius -abdicates his position as List of Roman emperors|Roman Emperor.

1154- Henry II of England -is crowned at Westminster Abbey.

1490- Anne of Brittany|Anne, Duchess of Brittany -is married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor by proxy marriage|proxy.

1562-The Battle of Dreux -takes place during the French Wars of Religion.

1606-The '' Susan Constant -', the ''Godspeed (ship)|Godspeed'', and the ''Discovery (1602 ship)|Discovery'' depart England carrying settlers who found, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the Thirteen Colonies|thirteen colonies that became the United States.

1675-The Great Swamp Fight -a pivotal battle in King Philip's War, gives the English settlers a bitterly won victory.

1776- Thomas Paine -publishes one of a series of pamphlets in ''The Pennsylvania Journal'' entitled "The American Crisis".

1777- American Revolutionary War -George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge|Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

1796- French Revolutionary Wars -Two British frigates under Commodore Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson|Horatio Nelson and two Spanish frigates under Commodore Don Jacobo Stuart Action of 19 December 1796|engage in battle off the coast of Murcia.

1828- Nullification Crisis -Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the ''South Carolina Exposition and Protest'', protesting the Tariff of 1828.

1900- Hopetoun Blunder -The first Governor-General of Australia John Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow|John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, appoints Sir William Lyne premier of the new state of New South Wales, but he is unable to persuade other colonial politicians to join his government and is forced to resign.

1907-239 coal miners die in a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek (Pennsylvania)|Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania -

1912-William Van Schaick, captain of the Steamboat|steamship -''PS General Slocum|General Slocum'' which caught fire and killed over 1,000 people, is pardoned by U.S. President William Howard Taft after three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing prison.

1916- World War I -Battle of Verdun

1920- Constantine I of Greece|King Constantine I -is restored as Kingdom of Greece|King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander of Greece and a Referendum|plebiscite.

1924-The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost -is sold in London, England.

1927-Three Indian revolutionaries, Ram Prasad Bismil -Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan are executed by the British Empire.

1932- BBC World Service -begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service.

1941- World War II -Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-chief of the German Army (1935–1945)|German Army.

1941-World War II: Limpet mine -placed by Italian Navy|Italian divers heavily damage the {{HMS|Valiant|1914|6}} and {{HMS|Queen Elizabeth|1913|6}} in Raid on Alexandria (1941)|Alexandria harbour.

1946-Start of the First Indochina War -

1956-Irish-born physician John Bodkin Adams -is arrested in connection with the suspicious deaths of more than 160 patients. Eventually he is convicted only of minor charges.

1961-India 1961 Indian annexation of Goa|annexes -Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.

1964-The Army of the Republic of Vietnam|South Vietnamese military junta -of Nguyễn Khánh December 1964 South Vietnamese coup|dissolve the High National Council and arrest some of the members.

1967- Harold Holt -the Prime Minister of Australia, is Declared death in absentia|officially presumed dead.

1972- Apollo program -The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.

1974- Nelson Rockefeller -is sworn in as Vice President of the United States under President Gerald Ford under the provisions of the twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

1975- John Paul Stevens -is appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1979- Geoffrey Boycott -became the first cricketer to be stranded at 99 not out against Australia at Perth.

1981-Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat disaster|Penlee lifeboat -goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.

1983-The original FIFA World Cup -trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy#Jules Rimet Trophy|Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1984-The Sino-British Joint Declaration -stating that China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the United Kingdom would restore Hong Kong to China with effect from July 1, 1997 is signed in Beijing, China by Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher.

1986- Mikhail Gorbachev -leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from exile in Nizhny Novgorod|Gorky.

1995-The United States Government restores federal recognition to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi -Indian tribe.

1997- SilkAir Flight 185 -crashes into the Musi River (Indonesia)|Musi River, near Palembang in Indonesia, killing 104.

1998-President Bill Clinton -is Impeachment of Bill Clinton|impeached by the United States House of Representatives, becoming the second President of the United States to be impeached.

2000-The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist -attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, Turkey, killing one person and injuring three.

2001-A record high Atmospheric pressure|barometric pressure -of 1085.6 Pascal (unit)|hPa (32.06 Inch of mercury|inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl, Mongolia.

2001- Argentine economic crisis (1999–2002)|Argentine economic crisis -December 2001 riots in Argentina|December 2001 riots

2010- Sachin Tendulkar -scores a record-breaking 50th Century in Test cricket against South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, Gauteng.

2010- Rahul Dravid -crosses the 12000 runs milestone in Test cricket against South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, Gauteng.

2012- Park Geun-hye -South Korean presidential election, 2012|becomes the first female president of South Korea.

Famous Birthdays


1554- Philip William, Prince of Orange -(d. 1618)

1587- Dorothea Sophia, Abbess of Quedlinburg -(d. 1645)

1683- Philip V of Spain -(d. 1746)

1699- William Bowyer (printer)|William Bowyer -English printer (d. 1777)

1714- John Winthrop (educator)|John Winthrop -American astronomer and educator (d. 1779)

1778- Marie Thérèse of France -(d. 1851)

1779- Albine de Montholon -French noblewoman, reputed mistress of Napoleon I (d. 1848)

1796- Manuel Bretón de los Herreros -Spanish poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1873)

1817- James J. Archer -American lawyer and general (d. 1864)

1820- Mary Livermore -American journalist and activist (d. 1905)

1825- George Frederick Bristow -American violinist and composer (d. 1898)

1831- Bernice Pauahi Bishop -American philanthropist (d. 1884)

1849- Henry Clay Frick -American businessman (d. 1919)

1850- Friedrich Lüthi -Swiss target shooter (d. 1913)

1852- Albert Abraham Michelson -Prussian-American physicist, chemist, and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)

1853- Charles Fitzpatrick -Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th List of lieutenant governors of Quebec|Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec (d. 1942)

1861- Italo Svevo -Italian author and playwright (d. 1928)

1863- Wallace Bryant (archer)|Wallace Bryant -American archer (d. 1953)

1865- Minnie Maddern Fiske -American actress and playwright (d. 1932)

1873- Alphonse Kirchhoffer -French fencer (d. 1913)

1875- Carter G. Woodson -American historian and author, founded Black History Month (d. 1950)

1876- Bernard Friedberg -Austrian-Israeli scholar and author (d. 1961)

1881- John Fraser (Canadian soccer)|John Fraser -Canadian soccer player (d. 1959)

1888- Fritz Reiner -Hungarian-American conductor (d. 1963)

1891- Juhan Kallaste -Estonian cleric and actor (d. 1999)

1891- Edward Bernard Raczyński|Edward Bernard Raczynski -former Polish government-in-exile#Presidents|President-in-exile of Poland (d. 1993)

1894- Ford Frick -American journalist and businessman (d. 1978)

1895- Ingeborg Refling Hagen -Norwegian author and educator (d. 1989)

1899- Martin Luther King, Sr. -American pastor, missionary, and activist (d. 1984)

1901- Rudolf Hell -German engineer, invented the Hellschreiber (d. 2002)

1901- Oliver La Farge -American anthropologist and author (d. 1963)

1901- Fritz Mauruschat -German footballer and manager (d. 1974)

1902- Ralph Richardson -English actor (d. 1983)

1903- George Davis Snell -American geneticist and immunologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)

1905- Irving Kahn -American businessman

1905- Giovanni Lurani -Italian race car driver, engineer, and journalist (d. 1995)

1906- Leonid Brezhnev -Ukrainian-Russian marshal, engineer, and politician, 4th List of heads of state of the Soviet Union|Head of State of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)

1907- Jimmy McLarnin -Irish-American boxer (d. 2004)

1909- W. A. Criswell -American pastor and author (d. 2002)

1910- Jean Genet -French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1986)

1914- Mel Shaw -American animator and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1915- Édith Piaf -French singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1963)

1916- Roy Ward Baker -English director and producer (d. 2010)

1916- Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann -German political scientist, journalist, and academic (d. 2010)

1918- Professor Longhair -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1980)

1920- Little Jimmy Dickens -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1920- David Susskind -American talk show host and producer (d. 1987)

1922- Eamonn Andrews -Irish radio and television host (d. 1987)

1923- Robert V. Bruce -American historian and author (d. 2008)

1923- Gordon Jackson (actor)|Gordon Jackson -Scottish-English actor and singer (d. 1990)

1924- Carlo Chiti -Italian engineer (d. 1994)

1924- Doug Harvey (ice hockey)|Doug Harvey -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1989)

1924- Gary Morton -American comedian, actor, and producer (d. 1999)

1924- Edmund Purdom -English-Italian actor (d. 2009)

1925- Tankred Dorst -German playwright and author

1925- William Schutz -American psychologist and academic (d. 2002)

1925- Robert B. Sherman -American songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1926- Bobby Layne -American football player (d. 1986)

1926- Herb Stempel -American game show contestant

1927- James Booth -English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1928- Eve Bunting -Irish-American author

1928- Nathan Oliveira -American painter and sculptor (d. 2010)

1929- Bob Brookmeyer -American trombonist, pianist, and composer (d. 2011)

1929- David Douglas, 12th Marquess of Queensberry -Scottish ceramic designer

1929- Gregory Carroll -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Orioles and The Four Buddies) (d. 2013)

1929- Howard Sackler -American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1982)

1930- Wally Olins -English businessman and academic (d. 2014)

1932- Salvador Elizondo -Mexican author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 2006)

1933- Kevan Gosper -Australian runner and politician

1933- Christopher Smout -Scottish historian and academic

1933- Cicely Tyson -American actress

1934- Rudi Carrell -Dutch actor and singer (d. 2006)

1934- Al Kaline -American baseball player and sportscaster

1934- Casper R. Taylor, Jr. -American politician

1934- Pratibha Patil -Indian politician, 12th President of India

1935- Barbara Bostock -American actress

1935- Bobby Timmons -American pianist and composer (d. 1974)

1935- Joanne Weaver -American baseball player (d. 2000)

1936- Marian McKnight -American model, Miss America|Miss America 1957

1940- Phil Ochs -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)

1941- Lee Myung-bak -South Korean politician, 10th President of South Korea

1941- Maurice White -American singer-songwriter and producer (Earth, Wind & Fire)

1942- Rufus (actor)|Rufus -French actor

1942- Cornell Dupree -American guitarist (d. 2011)

1942- Dennis E. Fitch -American pilot (d. 2012)

1943- Ross M. Lence -American political scientist and academic (d. 2006)

1943- James L. Jones -American general and politician, 22nd National Security Advisor (United States)|United States National Security Advisor

1943- Sam Kelly -English actor (d. 2014)

1944- William Christie (harpsichordist)|William Christie -American-French harpsichord player and conductor (Les Arts Florissants (ensemble)|Les Arts Florissants)

1944- Mitchell Feigenbaum -American physicist and mathematician

1944- Richard Leakey -Kenyan paleontologist and politician

1944- Alvin Lee -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Ten Years After) (d. 2013)

1944- Tim Reid -American actor and director

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

1945- Elaine Joyce -American actress

1945- John McEuen -American guitarist (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

1946- Rosemary Conley -English businesswoman, author, and broadcaster

1946- Robert Urich -American actor and producer (d. 2002)

1947- Jimmy Bain -Scottish bass player and songwriter (Rainbow (rock band)|Rainbow and Wild Horses (British band)|Wild Horses)

1947- Charlie Van Dyke -American actor and radio host

1948- Ken Brown (ice hockey)|Ken Brown -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1949- Sebastian (Danish musician)|Sebastian -Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1949- Nancy Kyes -American actress

1950- Eleanor J. Hill -American lawyer and diplomat

1951- Mohammad Reza Aref -Iranian engineer and politician, 2nd Vice President of Iran

1951- Alan Rouse -English mountaineer (d. 1986)

1952- Walter Murphy -American pianist and composer

1954- Jeff Allam -English race car driver

1954- Tim Parks -English author

1955- Lincoln Hall (climber)|Lincoln Hall -Australian mountaineer and author (d. 2012)

1955- Rob Portman -American lawyer and politician

1956- Tom Lawless -American baseball player and manager

1956- Shane McEntee -Irish farmer and politician (d. 2012)

1957- Cyril Collard -French actor, director, and composer (d. 1993)

1957- John Gulager -American actor, director, and cinematographer

1957- Kevin McHale (basketball)|Kevin McHale -American basketball player, coach, and manager

1958- Limahl -English singer and keyboard player (Kajagoogoo and Brooks (group)|Brooks)

1958- Steven Isserlis -English cellist and author

1959- Iván Vallejo -Ecuadorian mountaineer

1960- Derrick Jensen -American author and activist

1960- Mike Lookinland -American actor and singer

1960- Michelangelo Signorile -American journalist and author

1961- Eric Allin Cornell -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1961- Matthew Waterhouse -English actor and author

1961- Reggie White -American football player (d. 2004)

1962- Gary Fleder -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1962- Jill Talley -American actress

1963- Jennifer Beals -American model, actress, and singer

1963- Til Schweiger -German actor, director, and producer

1964- Béatrice Dalle -French actress

1964- Arvydas Sabonis -Lithuanian basketball player

1965- Chito Martínez -Belizean-American baseball player

1965- Jessica Steen -Canadian actress

1966- Chuckii Booker -American singer-songwriter and producer

1966- Rajesh Chauhan -Indian cricketer

1966- Robert MacNaughton -American actor

1966- Alberto Tomba -Italian skier

1966- Eric Weinrich -American ice hockey player and coach

1967- Criss Angel -American magician

1967- Frankie Lam -Hong Kong actor

1968- Ken Marino -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Tom Gugliotta -American basketball player

1969- Richard Hammond -English journalist and producer

1969- Nayan Mongia -Indian cricketer

1969- Kristy Swanson -American actress

1970- Tyson Beckford -American model and actor

1971- Amy Locane -American actress

1971- Karen Pickering -English swimmer

1972- Rosa Blasi -American actress

1972- Alyssa Milano -American actress and singer

1972- Warren Sapp -American football player and sportscaster

1973- Michalis Grigoriou -Greek footballer and coach

1973- Takashi Sorimachi -Japanese actor and singer

1973- Zulfiya Zabirova -Russian cyclist

1974- Mikko Paananen -Finnish bass player (HIM (Finnish band)|HIM)

1974- Eduard Ivakdalam -Indonesian footballer

1974- Joe Jurevicius -American football player

1974- Felipe López (basketball)|Felipe Lopez -Dominican-American basketball player

1974- Jake Plummer -American football player and sportscaster

1974- Ricky Ponting -Australian cricketer

1975- Makis Belevonis -Greek footballer

1975- Russell Branyan -American baseball player

1975- Brandon Sanderson -American author and academic

1975- Jon Smith -English journalist and author

1975- Olivier Tébily -Ivorian-French footballer

1977- Jorge Garbajosa -Spanish basketball player

1978- Patrick Casey (writer)|Patrick Casey -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1979- Kevin Devine -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bad Books)

1979- Paola Rey -Colombian model and actress

1979- Rafael Soriano -Dominican baseball player

1980- Iman Ali -Pakistani model and actress

1980- Jake Gyllenhaal -American actor

1980- Chris Haslam (skateboarder)|Chris Haslam -Canadian skateboarder

1980- Marla Sokoloff -American actress

1982- Tero Pitkämäki -Finnish javelin thrower

1982- Mo Williams -American basketball player

1983- Nektarios Alexandrou -Cypriot footballer

1983- Casey Crescenzo -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Dear Hunter and The Receiving End of Sirens)

1983- AJ Lamas -American model and actor

1983- Bridget Phillipson -English politician

1983- Laura Pomeroy -Canadian swimmer

1983- Matt Stajan -Canadian ice hockey player

1984- Ian Kennedy -American baseball player

1985- Gary Cahill -English footballer

1985- Neil Kilkenny -English-Australian footballer

1985- Dan Logan -English bass player (The Kooks, Cat the Dog, and The Ordinary Boys)

1985- Lady Sovereign -English rapper

1986- Ryan Babel -Dutch footballer

1986- Lazaros Christodoulopoulos -Greek footballer

1986- Miguel Lopes -Portuguese footballer

1987- Cédric Baseya -French-Congolese footballer

1987- Karim Benzema -French footballer

1988- Paulina Gretzky -American singer and actress

1988- Alexis Sánchez -Chilean footballer

1988- Peter Winn (footballer)|Peter Winn -English footballer

1989- Valdimar Bergstað -Icelandic horse rider

1989- Hamza Riazuddin -English cricketer

1990- Greg Bretz -American snowboarder

1991- Jorge Blanco (actor)|Jorge Blanco -Mexican-Argentinian actor and singer

1991- Declan Galbraith -English singer-songwriter

1991- Sumire Uesaka -Japanese voice actress and singer

1992- Iker Muniain -Spanish footballer

1992- Raphael Spiegel -Swiss footballer

1994- M'Baye Niang -French footballer

History of Deaths


211- Publius Septimius Geta -Roman emperor (b. 189)

1111- Al-Ghazali -Iranian jurist, philosopher, and mystic (b. 1058)

1123- Saint Berardo -Italian bishop

1327- Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy -(b. 1260)

1370- Pope Urban V -(b. 1310)

1737- James Louis Sobieski -Polish son of John III Sobieski (b. 1667)

1741- Vitus Bering -Danish-Russian navy officer and explorer (b. 1681)

1745- Jean-Baptiste van Loo -French painter (b. 1684)

1749- Francesco Antonio Bonporti -Italian priest and composer (b. 1672)

1751- Louise of Great Britain -(b. 1724)

1807- Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm -German-French author and playwright (b. 1723)

1813- James McGill -Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded McGill University (b. 1744)

1819- Thomas Fremantle (Royal Navy officer)|Thomas Fremantle -English admiral and politician (b. 1765)

1848- Emily Brontë -English author and poet (b. 1818)

1878- Bayard Taylor -American author and poet (b. 1825)

1899- Henry Ware Lawton -American general (b. 1843)

1915- Alois Alzheimer -German psychiatrist and neuropathologist (b. 1864)

1916- Thibaw Min -Burmese king (b. 1859)

1927- Ashfaqulla Khan -Indian activist (b. 1900)

1927- Ram Prasad Bismil -Indian poet and activist (b. 1897)

1927- Roshan Singh -Indian activist (b. 1892)

1932- Yun Bong-gil -South Korean activist (b. 1908)

1933- George Jackson Churchward -English engineer (b. 1857)

1938- Stephen Warfield Gambrill -American politician (b. 1873)

1939- Hans Langsdorff -German captain (b. 1894)

1944- Abbas II of Egypt -(b. 1874)

1944- Rudolph Karstadt -German businessman (b. 1856)

1946- Paul Langevin -French physicist and academic (b. 1872)

1953- Robert Andrews Millikan -American physicist and eugenicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)

1962- Warren Brittingham -American soccer player (b. 1886)

1968- Norman Thomas -American minister and politician (b. 1884)

1970- Mihkel Müller -Estonian-Finnish wrestler (b. 1887)

1982- Dwight Macdonald -American philosopher, author, and critic (b. 1906)

1984- Joy Ridderhof -American missionary (b. 1903)

1986- V. C. Andrews -American author (b. 1923)

1986- Werner Dankwort -Russian-German colonel and diplomat (b. 1895)

1987- August Mälk -Estonian author, playwright, and politician (b. 1900)

1988- Robert Bernstein (comics)|Robert Bernstein -American author and playwright (b. 1919)

1989- Stella Gibbons -English journalist, author, and poet (b. 1902)

1991- Joe Cole (roadie)|Joe Cole -American roadie and author (b. 1961)

1993- Michael Clarke (musician)|Michael Clarke -American drummer (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Firefall) (b. 1946)

1996- Marcello Mastroianni -Italian-French actor (b. 1924)

1997- Masaru Ibuka -Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (b. 1908)

1997- Jimmy Rogers -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1924)

1998- Mel Fisher -American treasure hunter (b. 1922)

1998- Antonio Ordóñez -Spanish bullfighter (b. 1932)

1999- Desmond Llewelyn -Welsh-English actor (b. 1914)

2000- Rob Buck -American guitarist and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)

2000- Milt Hinton -American bassist and photographer (b. 1910)

2000- David Dewayne Johnson -American murderer (b. 1963)

2000- John Lindsay -American lawyer and politician, 103rd Mayor of New York City (b. 1921)

2000- Pops Staples -American singer and guitarist (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)

2001- Arkie Whiteley -Australian actress (b. 1964)

2002- Will Hoy -English race car driver (b. 1952)

2002- Arthur Rowley -English footballer and manager (b. 1926)

2002- George Weller -American author, playwright, and journalist (b. 1907)

2003- Peter Carter-Ruck -English lawyer, founded Carter-Ruck (b. 1914)

2003- Hope Lange -American actress (b. 1933)

2003- Les Tremayne -English-American actor (b. 1913)

2004- Herbert C. Brown -English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)

2004- Renata Tebaldi -Italian soprano (b. 1922)

2005- Vincent Gigante -American mobster (b. 1927)

2008- James Bevel -American minister and activist (b. 1936)

2008- Carol Chomsky -American linguist and educator (b. 1930)

2008- Michael Connell -American political consultant (b. 1963)

2008- Kenny Cox -American pianist (b. 1940)

2008- Dock Ellis -American baseball player and coach (b. 1945)

2009- Giridharilal Kedia -Indian businessman (b. 1936)

2009- Hussein-Ali Montazeri -Iranian theologian, scholar, and activist (b. 1922)

2009- Kim Peek -American savant syndrome|megasavant (b. 1951)

2010- Anthony Howard (journalist)|Anthony Howard -English journalist and author (b. 1934)

2010- Trudy Pitts -American pianist and singer (b. 1932)

2012- Inez Andrews -American singer-songwriter (The Caravans) (b. 1929)

2012- Lawrie Barratt -English businessman, founded Barratt Developments (b. 1927)

2012- Robert Bork -American lawyer, judge, and scholar, United States Attorney General (b. 1927)

2012- Paul Crauchet -French actor (b. 1920)

2012- Colin Davis (racing driver)|Colin Davis -English race car driver (b. 1933)

2012- Pecker Dunne -Irish singer-songwriter (b. 1933)

2012- Georges Jobé -Belgian motocross rider (b. 1961)

2012- Amnon Lipkin-Shahak -Israeli general and politician, 22nd Transportation Minister of Israel (b. 1944)

2012- Larry Morris -American football player (b. 1933)

2012- Keiji Nakazawa -Japanese author and illustrator (b. 1939)

2012- George O'Donnell -American baseball player (b. 1929)

2012- Peter Struck -German lawyer and politician, 13th List of German defence ministers|German Federal Minister of Defence (b. 1943)

2013- Winton Dean -English musicologist and author (b. 1916)

2013- Herb Geller -American-German saxophonist and composer (b. 1928)

2013- Al Goldstein -American publisher and pornographer (b. 1936)

2013- José de Jesús Gutiérrez Rebollo -Mexican general (b. 1934)

2013- Hideo Kanaya -Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1945)

2013- Nae Lăzărescu -Romanian actor (b. 1940)

2013- Pedro Septién -Mexican sportscaster (b. 1916)

2013- Ned Vizzini -American author and screenwriter (b. 1981)