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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.
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)