This Day in History

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Day History: December-20

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History

69- Vespasian -formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of Roman emperor|Emperor.

217-The papacy of Pope Zephyrinus|Zephyrinus -ends. Pope Callixtus I|Callixtus I is elected as the sixteenth pope, but is opposed by the theology|theologian Hippolytus of Rome|Hippolytus who accuses him of laxity and of being a Sabellianism|Modalist, one who denies any distinction between the three persons of the Trinity.

1192- Richard I of England -is captured and imprisoned by Leopold V, Duke of Austria|Leopold V of Austria on his way home to England after signing a treaty with Saladin ending the Third Crusade.

1522- Siege of Rhodes (1522)|Siege of Rhodes -Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights Hospitaller|Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights Hospitaller|Knights of Malta.

1606-The Virginia Company -loads three ships with settlers and sets sail to establish Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.

1803-The Louisiana Purchase -is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans|New Orleans, Louisiana.

1808- Peninsular War -The Second Siege of Zaragoza|Siege of Zaragoza begins.

1860- South Carolina -becomes the first state to attempt to secession|secede from the United States.

1832- HMS Clio (1807)|HMS ''Clio'' -under the command of Captain Onslow arrives at Port Egmont under orders to Reassertion of British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (1833)|take possession of the Falkland Islands

1893-The end of one of the most dramatic Test Matches of all time. In the first to involve six days of play, England -became the first team to win one after following on at Sydney.

1915- World War I -The last Australian troops are evacuated from Gallipoli Campaign|Gallipoli.

1917- Cheka -the first Soviet Union|Soviet secret police force, is founded.

1924- Adolf Hitler -is released from Landsberg Prison

1941- World War II -First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.

1942-World War II: Imperial Japanese Air Force|Japanese air forces -bomb Kolkata|Calcutta, British Raj|India.

1946-The popular Christmas film '' It's a Wonderful Life -' is first released in New York City|New York, New York.

1951-The Experimental Breeder Reactor I|EBR-1 -in Arco, Idaho becomes the first nuclear power|nuclear power plant to generate electricity. The electricity powered four light bulbs.

1952-A United States Air Force -Douglas C-124 Globemaster II|C-124 crashes and burns in Moses Lake, Washington killing 87.

1955- Cardiff -is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.

1957-The initial production version of the Boeing 707 -makes its first flight.

1959-Unknown attackers Walker family murders|murder the Walker family -in Osprey, Florida.

1960-The Viet Cong|National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam -is formed.

1967-A Pennsylvania Railroad -Budd Metroliner exceeds 155 mph on their New York Division, also present day Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.

1968-The Zodiac Killer -kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.

1971- Zulfikar Ali Bhutto -takes over as the fourth President of Pakistan.

1973-The Prime Minister of Spain -Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.

1977- Djibouti -and Vietnam join the United Nations.

1984-The Summit Tunnel fire -is the largest underground fire in history, as a Freight rail transport|freight train carrying over 1 million liters of gasoline derails near the town of Todmorden|Todmorden, England in the Pennines.

1985- Pope John Paul II -announces the institution of World Youth Day.

1987-In the worst peacetime sea disaster, the passenger ferry '' MV Doña Paz|Doña Paz -' sinks after colliding with the oil tanker ''Vector '' in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).

1988-The United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances -is signed in Vienna, Austria.

1989- United States invasion of Panama -The United States sends troops into Panama to overthrow government of Manuel Noriega. This is also the first combat use of purpose-designed stealth aircraft.

1991-A Missouri -court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to capital punishment|death for the Honor killing in the United States|honor killing of their daughter Palestina.

1991- Paul Keating -sworn in as the 24th Prime Minister of Australia after defeating Bob Hawke in a leadership ballot of the Australian Labor Party.

1995- NATO -begins peacekeeping in Bosnia and Herzegovina|Bosnia.

1995- American Airlines Flight 965 -a Boeing 757, crashes into a mountain 50 km north of Cali, Colombia killing 159.

1996- NeXT -merges with Apple Inc.|Apple Computer, starting the path to OS X|Mac OS X.

1999- Macau -is Transfer of sovereignty over Macau|handed over to China by Portugal.

2004-A gang of thieves Northern Bank robbery|steal £26.5 million -worth of currency from the Donegall Square West headquarters of Northern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, one of the largest bank robbery|bank robberies in British history.

2005- Aleksandër Moisiu University -was founded in Durrës, Albania.

2007- Elizabeth II -becomes the oldest monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.

2007-The '' Portrait of Suzanne Bloch -' (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, and ''O Lavrador de Café'' by Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari, are stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art.

2013-China successfully China National Space Administration|launches -the Bolivian Túpac Katari 1 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

Famous Birthdays

1494- Oronce Finé -French mathematician and cartographer (d. 1555)

1537- John III of Sweden -(d. 1592)

1626- Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff -German politician and scholar (d. 1692)

1629- Pieter de Hooch -Dutch painter (d. 1684)

1641- Urban Hjärne -Swedish chemist, geologist, and physician (d. 1724)

1717- Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes -French politician and diplomat, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (France)|French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1787)

1740- Arthur Lee (diplomat)|Arthur Lee -American physician and diplomat (d. 1792)

1786- Pietro Raimondi -Italian composer (d. 1853)

1792- Nicolas Toussaint Charlet -French painter (d. 1845)

1833- Samuel Mudd -American physician (d. 1883)

1838- Edwin Abbott Abbott -English theologian, author, and educator (d. 1926)

1841- Ferdinand Buisson -French academic and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932)

1860- Dan Leno -English actor (d. 1904)

1861- Ferdinand Bonn -German actor (d. 1933)

1861- Ivana Kobilca -Slovenian painter (d. 1926)

1865- Elsie de Wolfe -American actress and interior decorator (d. 1950)

1868- Harvey Samuel Firestone -American businessman, founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company (d. 1938)

1869- Charley Grapewin -American actor and singer (d. 1956)

1873- Kan'ichi Asakawa -Japanese historian, author, and academic (d. 1948)

1874- Frederick Steep -Canadian soccer player (d. 1956)

1881- Branch Rickey -American baseball player and manager (d. 1965)

1886- Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman -American tennis player (d. 1974)

1888- Yitzhak Baer -German-Israeli historian and academic (d. 1980)

1888- Fred Merkle -American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)

1890- Yvonne Arnaud -French-English actress and singer (d. 1958)

1890- Jaroslav Heyrovský -Czech chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)

1893- Piero Campelli -Italian footballer (d. 1946)

1894- Robert Menzies -Australian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1978)

1898- Konstantinos Dovas -Greek general and politician, 156th List of Prime Ministers of Greece|Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1973)

1898- Irene Dunne -American actress and singer (d. 1990)

1901- Robert J. Van de Graaff -American physicist and academic, invented the Van de Graaff generator (d. 1967)

1902- Prince George, Duke of Kent -(d. 1942)

1902- Sidney Hook -American philosopher and author (d. 1989)

1904- Spud Davis -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1984)

1904- Yevgenia Ginzburg -Russian author (d. 1977)

1905- Bill O'Reilly (cricketer)|Bill O'Reilly -Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1992)

1907- Paul Francis Webster -American songwriter (d. 1984)

1908- Dennis Morgan -American actor and singer (d. 1994)

1909- Vakkom Majeed -Indian politician (d. 2000)

1911- Hortense Calisher -American author (d. 2009)

1914- Harry F. Byrd, Jr. -American lieutenant, publisher, and politician (d. 2013)

1915- Aziz Nesin -Turkish author (d. 1995)

1916- Michel Chartrand -Canadian union leader and activist (d. 2010)

1917- David Bohm -American-English physicist, neuropsychologist, and philosopher (d. 1992)

1917- Audrey Totter -American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1918- Jean Marchand -Canadian union leader and politician, 43rd Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1988)

1922- George Roy Hill -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

1922- Beverly Pepper -American sculptor and painter

1924- Judy LaMarsh -Canadian soldier, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1980)

1925- Benito Lorenzi -Italian footballer (d. 2007)

1926- Geoffrey Howe -Welsh lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1926- Otto Graf Lambsdorff -German lawyer and politician, Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy|German Federal Minister of Economics (d. 2009)

1927- Charlie Callas -American actor (d. 2011)

1927- Kim Young-sam -South Korean soldier and politician, 7th President of South Korea

1931- Ike Skelton -American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

1931- Mala Powers -American actress (d. 2007)

1931- Terry Sanders -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1932- Leslie Adams (composer)|Leslie Adams -American composer and educator

1932- John Hillerman -American actor

1933- Jean Carnahan -American politician

1933- Rik Van Looy -Belgian cyclist

1935- Khalid Ibadulla -Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster

1937- Charles Denton (television and film producer)|Charles Denton -English businessman

1938- John Harbison -American composer and academic

1939- Kathryn Joosten -American actress (d. 2012)

1940- Pat Chapman -English chef and author, founded The Curry Club

1941- Tommy Cole -American actor, singer, and makeup artist

1942- Rana Bhagwandas -Pakistani judge, Chief Justice of Pakistan

1942- Jean-Claude Trichet -French banker and economist

1944- Bobby Colomby -American drummer and producer (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

1944- Jimmie F. Skaggs -American actor (d. 2004)

1945- Peter Criss -American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer (Kiss (band)|Kiss, Wicked Lester, and Chelsea (American band)|Chelsea)

1945- Sivakant Tiwari -Singaporean lawyer (d. 2010)

1946- Uri Geller -Israeli-English psychic

1946- Lesley Judd -English dancer and television host

1946- Lloyd Mumphord -American football player

1946- Sonny Perdue -American captain and politician, 81st Governor of Georgia

1946- John Spencer (actor)|John Spencer -American actor (d. 2005)

1946- Dick Wolf -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1947- Roger Alton -English journalist

1947- Gigliola Cinquetti -Italian singer-songwriter

1947- Bo Ryan -college basketball coach

1948- Alan Parsons -English keyboard player and producer (The Alan Parsons Project)

1948- Carol Smart -British sociologist

1948- Mitsuko Uchida -Japanese-English pianist

1948- Stevie Wright (Australian singer)|Stevie Wright -English-Australian singer-songwriter (The Easybeats)

1949- Soumaïla Cissé -Malian engineer and politician

1949- Cecil Cooper -American baseball player and manager

1949- Oscar Gamble -American baseball player

1949- Leigh Hamilton -New Zealand-American actress (d. 2012)

1950- Arturo Márquez -Mexican-American composer

1951- Lynne Featherstone -English politician

1951- Christopher Le Brun -English painter and sculptor

1951- Peter May (writer)|Peter May -Scottish author and screenwriter

1951- Marta Russell -American author and activist (d. 2013)

1951- Joey Silvera -American porn actor and director

1952- Jenny Agutter -English actress

1952- Sky Gilbert -Canadian drag queen performer, actor, and author

1954- Michael Badalucco -American actor and producer

1954- Sandra Cisneros -American author and poet

1955- David Breashears -American mountaineer, director, and producer

1955- Ed Kuepper -German-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Saints (band)|The Saints, Laughing Clowns, and The Apartments)

1955- Rory Markas -American sportscaster (d. 2010)

1956- Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz -Mauritanian general and politician, List of heads of state of Mauritania|President of Mauritania

1956- Guy Babylon -American keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2009)

1956- Blanche Baker -American actress and screenwriter

1957- Anita Ward -American singer and musician

1957- Stephen Bicknell -English organ builder (d. 2007)

1957- Billy Bragg -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1957- Anna Vissi -Cypriot singer-songwriter and actress (Epikouri)

1957- Mike Watt -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Banyan (band)|Banyan, Minutemen (band)|Minutemen, Dos (band)|Dos, The Stooges, and Firehose (band)|Firehose)

1958- James Thomson (cell biologist)|James Thomson -American biologist and academic

1959- Simon Hughes (cricketer)|Simon Hughes -English cricketer and journalist

1959- Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz -Polish physicist and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Poland

1959- Trent Tucker -American basketball player and sportscaster

1960- Nalo Hopkinson -Jamaican-American author

1960- Kim Ki-duk -South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter

1961- Mohammad Fouad -Egyptian singer-songwriter and actor

1961- Mike Keneally -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dethklok)

1961- Freddie Spencer -American motorcycle racer

1963- Joel Gretsch -American actor

1963- Iqbal Theba -Pakistani-American actor

1964- Mark Coleman -American mixed martial artist and wrestler

1965- Jim Carr (education)|Jim Carr -American academic

1965- Robert Cavanah -Scottish actor and director

1965- Rich Gannon -American football player and sportscaster

1966- Matt Neal -English race car driver

1966- Chris Robinson (singer)|Chris Robinson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Black Crowes, Phil Lesh and Friends, and Chris Robinson Brotherhood)

1968- Joe Cornish -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1968- Karl Wendlinger -Austrian race car driver

1969- Alain de Botton -Swiss-English philosopher and author

1969- Brian O'Halloran -American actor

1969- Bobby Phills -American basketball player (d. 2000)

1970- Nicole de Boer -Canadian actress

1970- Grant Flower -Zimbabwean cricketer and coach

1970- Alister McRae -Scottish rally driver

1970- Jörg Schmidt (footballer)|Jörg Schmidt -German footballer

1971- Roger J. Beaujard -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Mortician (band)|Mortician)

1972- Anders Odden -Norwegian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Cadaver (band)|Cadaver, Magenta (Norwegian band)|Magenta, Satyricon (band)|Satyricon, Celtic Frost, Apoptygma Berzerk, and Doctor Midnight & The Mercy Cult)

1973- Maarja Kangro -Estonian author and poet

1973- David Nedohin -Canadian curler

1973- Cory Stillman -Canadian ice hockey player

1974- Die (musician)|Die -Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Dir En Grey)

1975- Bartosz Bosacki -Polish footballer

1975- Jaydy Michel -Mexican model and actress

1976- Aubrey Huff -American baseball player

1976- Jang Hyuk -South Korean actor

1976- Adam Powell (game designer)|Adam Powell -Welsh game designer and businessman, co-founded Meteor Games

1976- Ramon Stoppelenburg -Dutch businessman and author

1976- Nenad Vučković (footballer)|Nenad Vučković -Croatian footballer

1978- Andrei Markov (ice hockey)|Andrei Markov -Russian-Canadian ice hockey player

1978- Geremi Njitap -Cameroon footballer

1979- David DeJesus -American baseball player

1979- George Lamb -English radio and television host

1979- Michael Rogers (cyclist)|Michael Rogers -Australian cyclist

1979- Ramón Rodríguez (actor)|Ramón Rodríguez -Puerto Rican-American actor

1980- Israel Castro -Mexican footballer

1980- Ashley Cole -English footballer

1980- Anthony da Silva -French-Portuguese footballer

1980- Martín Demichelis -Argentinian footballer

1980- Fitz Hall -English footballer

1981- Royal Ivey -American basketball player

1981- James Shields (baseball)|James Shields -American baseball player

1981- Roy Williams (wide receiver)|Roy Williams -American football player

1982- Keny Arkana -French rapper

1982- Mohammad Asif -Pakistani cricketer

1982- David Cook (singer)|David Cook -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Axium and Midwest Kings)

1982- Kasper Klausen -Danish footballer

1982- David Wright -American baseball player

1983- Jonah Hill -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1983- Chelsea Johnson -American pole vaulter

1983- Lucy Pinder -English model and actress

1983- Darren Sammy -Saint Lucian cricketer

1983- Lara Stone -Dutch model

1983- Adrián Varela -Mexican singer

1984- Nikolaos Karabelas -Greek footballer

1984- Bobby Morley -Australian actor and singer

1984- David Tavaré -Spanish singer and DJ

1985- Jillian Grace -American model

1986- Benjamin Brierley (rugby union)|Benjamin Brierley -English-German rugby player

1986- Anoop Desai -American singer-songwriter

1987- Yutaka Otsuka -Japanese baseball player

1987- Tariel Zintiridis -Greek martial artist

1988- Andrés Bottiglieri -Italian–Argentinian footballer

1989- Allan Hyde -Danish actor and screenwriter

1990- JoJo (singer)|JoJo -American singer-songwriter and actress

1990- Filipp Breytveyt -Russian footballer

1991- Hunter Gomez -American actor and producer

1992- Ksenia Makarova -Russian-American figure skater

1994- Nazriya Nazim -Indian actress

1997- Nazlati Mohamed Andhumdine -Comorian swimmer

1997- Suzuka Nakamoto -Japanese model and singer (Babymetal, Karen Girl's, and Sakura Gakuin)

1998- Ivett Tóth -Hungarian figure skater

History of Deaths

860- Æthelbald of Wessex -(b. 834)

1295- Margaret of Provence -(b. 1221)

1355- Stephen Uroš IV Dušan of Serbia -(b. 1308)

1539- Johannes Lupi -Flemish composer (b. 1506)

1590- Ambroise Paré -French physician and surgeon (b. 1510)

1722- Kangxi Emperor -of China (b. 1654)

1723- Augustus Quirinus Rivinus -German physician and botanist (b. 1652)

1740- Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon -English field marshal and politician, Governor of Portsmouth (b. 1675)

1765- Louis, Dauphin of France (1729–1765)|Louis, Dauphin of France -(b. 1729)

1768- Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni -Italian poet and academic (b. 1692)

1783- Antonio Soler -Spanish priest and composer (b. 1729)

1812- Sacagawea -American explorer (b. 1788)

1820- John Bell (farmer)|John Bell -central figure in the Bell Witch ghost story of southern American folklore (b. 1750)

1856- Francesco Bentivegna -Italian activist (b. 1820)

1862- Robert Knox -Scottish surgeon and zoologist (b. 1791)

1880- Gaspar Tochman -Polish-American colonel and lawyer (b. 1797)

1893- George C. Magoun -American businessman (b. 1840)

1915- Upendrakishore Ray -Indian painter and composer (b. 1863)

1916- Louis de Champsavin -French horse rider (b. 1867)

1917- Lucien Petit-Breton -French cyclist (b. 1882)

1920- Linton Hope -English sailor and architect (b. 1863)

1921- Hans Hartwig von Beseler -German general and politician (b. 1850)

1927- Frederick Semple -American golfer and tennis player (b. 1872)

1929- Émile Loubet -French lawyer and politician, 8th President of France (b. 1838)

1935- Martin O'Meara -Irish-Australian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1882)

1937- Erich Ludendorff -German general (b. 1865)

1938- Annie Armstrong -American missionary (b. 1850)

1938- Matilda Howell -American archer (b. 1859)

1941- Igor Severyanin -Russian-Estonian poet (b. 1887)

1950- Enrico Mizzi -Maltese politician, 6th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1885)

1954- James Hilton (novelist)|James Hilton -English-American author (b. 1900)

1956- Ramón Carrillo -Argentinian neurologist and physician (b. 1906)

1959- Juhan Simm -Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1885)

1961- Moss Hart -American director and playwright (b. 1904)

1961- Earle Page -Australian soldier and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1880)

1968- John Steinbeck -American author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

1971- Roy O. Disney -American businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (b. 1893)

1973- Luis Carrero Blanco -Spanish admiral and politician, 69th President of the Government of Spain (b. 1904)

1973- Bobby Darin -American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1936)

1974- Rajani Palme Dutt -English journalist and politician (b. 1896)

1974- André Jolivet -French composer (b. 1905)

1976- Richard J. Daley -American lawyer and politician, 48th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1902)

1981- Dimitris Rontiris -Greek actor and director (b. 1899)

1982- Arthur Rubinstein -Polish-American pianist and composer (b. 1887)

1986- Joe DeSa -American baseball player (b. 1959)

1988- Alphonse Ouimet -Canadian businessman (b. 1908)

1989- Kurt Böhme -German opera singer (b. 1908)

1991- Simone Beck -French chef and author (b. 1904)

1991- Samuel Rabin (artist)|Sam Rabin -English wrestler, sculptor and singer (b. 1903)

1991- Albert Van Vlierberghe -Belgian cyclist (b. 1942)

1993- W. Edwards Deming -American statistician, academic, and author (b. 1900)

1994- Dean Rusk -American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (b. 1909)

1996- Carl Sagan -American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist (b. 1934)

1997- Juzo Itami -Japanese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1933)

1997- Denise Levertov -English-American poet (b. 1923)

1997- Dawn Steel -American film producer (b. 1946)

1998- Irene Hervey -American actress (b. 1909)

1998- Alan Lloyd Hodgkin -English physiologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

1998- C. P. Lyons -Canadian historian and author (b. 1915)

1999- Riccardo Freda -Egyptian-Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1909)

1999- Hank Snow -Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1914)

2000- Mirza Ghulam Hafiz -Bangladeshi politician and philanthropist (b. 1920)

2001- Foster Brooks -American actor (b. 1912)

2001- Léopold Sédar Senghor -Senegalese poet and politician, 1st President of Senegal (b. 1906)

2002- Bernard King (television)|Bernard King -Australian actor and chef (b. 1934)

2005- M. Moorthy -Malaysian soldier and mountaineer

2006- Anne Rogers Clark -American dog breeder and trainer (b. 1929)

2006- Piergiorgio Welby -Italian poet and activist (b. 1945)

2006- Shi Yuejun -Chinese spree killer (b. 1970)

2008- Adrian Mitchell -English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)

2009- Mairoon Ali -Trinidadian actress (b. 1954)

2009- Jack Hixon -English sports scout (b. 1921)

2009- Brittany Murphy -American actress and singer (b. 1977)

2009- Arnold Stang -American actor and singer (b. 1918)

2010- Brian Hanrahan -English journalist (b. 1949)

2010- Steve Landesberg -American actor and screenwriter (b. 1936)

2010- James Robert Mann (South Carolina)|James Robert Mann -American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1920)

2010- K. P. Ratnam -Sri Lankan academic and politician (b. 1914)

2011- Barry Reckord -Jamaican playwright (b. 1926)

2012- Stan Charlton -English footballer and manager (b. 1929)

2012- Leslie Claudius -Indian field hockey player and manager (b. 1927)

2012- Richard Crandall -American physicist and computer scientist (b. 1947)

2012- Niall FitzGerald (Gaelic footballer)|Niall FitzGerald -Irish footballer (b. 1931)

2012- Robert Juniper -Australian painter and sculptor (b. 1929)

2012- Eagle Keys -American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1923)

2012- Larry L. King -American journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1929)

2012- Jimmy McCracklin -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1921)

2012- Victor Merzhanov -Russian pianist and educator (b. 1919)

2012- Kamil Sönmez -Turkish singer and actor (b. 1947)

2013- Pyotr Bolotnikov -Russian runner (b. 1930)

2013- Lord Infamous -American rapper (Three 6 Mafia) (b. 1973)

2013- Didi Menosi -Israeli journalist, poet, and playwright (b. 1928)

2013- Nelly Omar -Argentinian actress and singer (b. 1911)

2013- Masafumi Ōura -Japanese volleyball player and coach (b. 1969)

2013- Reginaldo Rossi -Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1944)

2013- Vivian St. John -American wrestler (b. 1950)