This Day in History

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Day History: December-21

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History

69-The Roman Senate -declares Vespasian as Roman emperor, the last in the Year of the Four Emperors.

640- Muslim -Arabs capture Babylon Fortress in the Nile Delta (near Coptic Cairo|Cairo) after a seven-month siege.

1124- Pope Honorius II -is elected.

1140- Conrad III of Germany -Siege of Weinsberg|besieged Weinsberg.

1237-The city of Ryazan -is sacked by the Mongols|Mongol army of Batu Khan.

1361-The Battle of Linuesa -is fought in the context of the Spanish Reconquista between the forces of the Emirate of Granada and the combined army of the Kingdom of Castile and of Kingdom of Jaén|Jaén resulting in a Castilian victory.

1598- Disaster of Curalaba|Battle of Curalaba -The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelantaro|Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish Empire|Spanish troops in southern Captaincy General of Chile|Chile.

1620- Plymouth Colony -William Bradford (Plymouth governor)|William Bradford and the ''Mayflower'' Pilgrims (Plymouth Colony)|Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

1826- United States|American -settlers in Nacogdoches, Texas|Nacogdoches, Mexican Texas, declare their independence, starting the Fredonian Rebellion.

1832- Egyptian–Ottoman War (1831–1833)|Egyptian–Ottoman War -Egyptian forces decisively defeat Ottoman Empire|Ottoman troops at the Battle of Konya.

1844-The Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers -commences business at its cooperative in Rochdale|Rochdale, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|United Kingdom starting the History of the cooperative movement|Cooperative movement.

1861- Medal of Honor -Public Resolution 82, containing a provision for a Navy Medal of Valor, is signed into law by President of the United States|President Abraham Lincoln.

1872- Challenger expedition -{{HMS|Challenger|1858|6}}, commanded by Captain George Nares, sails from Portsmouth|Portsmouth, England.

1879-World première of Henrik Ibsen -s ''A Doll's House'' at the Royal Danish Theatre|Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1883-The Royal Canadian Dragoons -and The Royal Canadian Regiment, the first Permanent Force cavalry and infantry regiments of the Canadian Army, are formed: .

1907-The Chilean Army -Santa María School massacre|commits a massacre of at least 2,000 striking Sodium nitrate|saltpeter miners in Iquique, Chile.

1910- Pretoria Pit Disaster|An underground explosion -at the Hulton Colliery Company|Hulton Bank Colliery No. 3 Pit in Over Hulton, Westhoughton, England, kills 344 miners.

1913- Arthur Wynne -s "word-cross", the first crossword puzzle, is published in the ''New York World''.

1919-American anarchism|anarchist -Emma Goldman is deported to Russia.

1923- United Kingdom -and Nepal formally signed an agreement of friendship, called the Nepal–Britain Treaty of 1923, which superseded the Sugauli Treaty signed in 1816.

1936-First flight of the Junkers Ju 88 -multi-role combat aircraft.

1937-'' Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 film)|Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs -', the world's first full-length Animation|animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.

1941- World War II -A formal treaty of alliance between Thailand and Japan is signed in the presence of the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.

1946-An 8.1 Moment magnitude scale|Mw -1946 Nankaidō earthquake|earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Nankaidō, Japan, kills over 1,300 people and destroys over 38,000 homes.

1951- Libya -became an independent country.

1962- Rondane National Park -is established as Norway's first national park.

1967- Louis Washkansky -the first man to undergo a Heart transplantation|heart transplant, dies in Cape Town, South Africa, having lived for 18 days after the transplant.

1968- Apollo program -''Apollo 8'' is launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a Moon|lunar trajectory for the first visit to another celestial body by humans.

1969-The United Nations -adopts the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

1973-The Geneva Conference (1973)|Geneva Conference -on the Arab–Israeli conflict opens.

1979- Lancaster House Agreement -An independence agreement for Rhodesia is signed in London|London, England, United Kingdom by Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington|Lord Peter Carrington, Sir Ian Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar|Ian Gilmour, Robert Mugabe, Joshua Nkomo, Bishop Abel Muzorewa and S.C. Mundawarara.

1988-A bomb explodes on board Pan Am Flight 103 -over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, killing 270.

1992-A Netherlands|Dutch -McDonnell Douglas DC-10|DC-10, flight Martinair Flight 495|Martinair MP 495, crashes at Faro Airport, killing 56.

1994- Mexico|Mexican -volcano Popocatépetl, dormant for 47 years, erupts gases and ash.

1995-The city of Bethlehem -passes from Israeli to Palestinian National Authority|Palestinian control.

1999-The Civil Guard (Spain)|Spanish Civil Guard -intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid, Spain.

2004- Iraq War -A suicide attack|suicide bomber 2004 Forward Operating Base Marez bombing|killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul, Iraq, the single deadliest suicide attack on American soldiers.

2012-The world was 2012_phenomenon|predicted to end -on December 21, 2012 according to some calendars.

2012- The Walt Disney Company -completed its acquisition of Lucasfilm and of the Star Wars franchise.

Famous Birthdays

1118- Thomas Becket -English saint and Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1170)

1401- Masaccio -Italian painter (d. 1428)

1596- Peter Mogila -Romanian-Ukrainian metropolitan (d. 1646)

1603- Roger Williams (theologian)|Roger Williams -English-American minister, theologian, and politician, 9th List of colonial governors of Rhode Island|President of the Colony of Rhode Island (d. 1684)

1672- Benjamin Schmolck -German deacon and composer (d. 1737)

1714- John Bradstreet -Canadian-English general (d. 1774)

1728- Hermann Raupach -German composer (d. 1778)

1778- Anders Sandøe Ørsted -Danish jurist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1860)

1795- John Russell (parson)|John Russell -English hunter and dog breeder (d. 1883)

1795- Leopold von Ranke -German historian, author, and academic (d. 1886)

1803- Achille Vianelli -Italian painter (d. 1894)

1804- Benjamin Disraeli -English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1881)

1805- Thomas Graham (chemist)|Thomas Graham -Scottish chemist and academic (d. 1869)

1811- Archibald Tait -Scottish-English archbishop (d. 1882)

1815- Thomas Couture -French painter and educator (d. 1879)

1818- Amalia of Oldenburg -(d. 1875)

1820- William H. Osborn -American businessman (d. 1894)

1830- Bartolomé Masó -Cuban soldier and politician (d. 1907)

1832- John H. Ketcham -American general and politician (d. 1906)

1840- Namık Kemal -Turkish journalist, playwright, and activist (d. 1888)

1843- Thomas Bracken -Irish-New Zealand journalist, poet, and politician (d. 1898)

1850- Zdeněk Fibich -Czech composer and poet (d. 1900)

1850- William Wallace Lincoln -American son of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1862)

1851- Thomas Chipman McRae -American lawyer and politician, 26th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)

1859- Gustave Kahn -French poet and critic (d. 1936)

1866- Maud Gonne -English-Irish actress and activist (d. 1953)

1868- George W. Fuller -American engineer (d. 1934)

1872- Sidney Ainsworth -English-American actor (d. 1922)

1872- Lorenzo Perosi -Italian priest and composer (d. 1956)

1872- Albert Payson Terhune -American journalist and author (d. 1942)

1873- Blagoje Bersa -Croatian composer (d. 1934)

1876- Jack Lang (Australian politician)|Jack Lang -Australian politician, 23rd Premier of New South Wales (d. 1975)

1877- Jaan Sarv -Estonian mathematician and scholar (d. 1954)

1878- Jan Łukasiewicz -Polish-Irish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1956)

1885- Frank Patrick (ice hockey)|Frank Patrick -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1960)

1889- Sewall Wright -American geneticist and biologist (d. 1988)

1890- Hermann Joseph Muller -American geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)

1891- John William McCormack -American lawyer and politician, 53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1980)

1892- Amy Clarke -English poet, author, and academic (d. 1980)

1892- Walter Hagen -American golfer (d. 1969)

1892- Rebecca West -English journalist and author (d. 1983)

1896- Leroy Robertson -American composer and educator (d. 1971)

1903- Maria Balcerkiewiczówna -Polish-English actress (d. 1975)

1905- Anthony Powell -English author (d. 2000)

1908- Herbert Hutner -American banker and lawyer (d. 2008)

1909- Seichō Matsumoto -Japanese journalist and author (d. 1992)

1911- Josh Gibson -American baseball player (d. 1947)

1913- Arnold Friberg -American illustrator and painter (d. 2010)

1914- Frank Fenner -Australian microbiologist and virologist (d. 2010)

1914- Ivan Generalić -Hungarian-Croatian painter (d. 1992)

1915- Joe Mantell -American actor (d. 2010)

1915- Werner von Trapp -Austrian-American singer (d. 2007)

1917- Diana Athill -English author

1917- Heinrich Böll -German soldier and author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

1918- Donald Regan -American colonel and politician, 11th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2003)

1918- Kurt Waldheim -Austrian colonel and politician, 9th President of Austria (d. 2007)

1920- Bob Bindig -American illustrator and historian (d. 2007)

1920- Jean Gascon -Canadian actor and director (d. 1988)

1921- Alicia Alonso -Cuban ballerina and choreographer, founded the Cuban National Ballet

1921- Robert Lipshutz -American lawyer and politician, 17th White House Counsel (d. 2010)

1921- John Severin -American illustrator (d. 2012)

1922- Itubwa Amram -Nauruan pastor and politician (d. 1989)

1922- Paul Winchell -American ventriloquist and voice actor (d. 2005)

1924- Rita Reys -Dutch singer (d. 2013)

1925- Olga Aroseva -Russian actress (d. 2013)

1926- Arnošt Lustig -Czech author and playwright (d. 2011)

1926- Joe Paterno -American football player and coach (d. 2012)

1928- Michalis Kounelis -Greek musician (d. 1999)

1928- Ed Nelson -American actor (d. 2014)

1931- David Baker (composer)|David Baker -American composer and educator

1932- U. R. Ananthamurthy -Indian writer (d. 2014)

1932- Edward Hoagland -American author and critic

1933- Denis E. Dillon -American politician (d. 2010)

1933- Robert Worcester -American businessman, founder of MORI

1934- Claudio Scimone -Italian conductor

1935- John G. Avildsen -American director, producer, and cinematographer

1935- Lorenzo Bandini -Italian race car driver (d. 1967)

1935- Yusuf Bey -American activist (d. 2003)

1935- Phil Donahue -American talk show host and producer

1935- Edward Schreyer -Canadian politician, 22nd Governor General of Canada

1937- Jane Fonda -American actress and activist

1937- Donald F. Munson -American politician

1938- Larry Bryggman -American actor

1938- Frank Moorhouse -Australian journalist, author, and screenwriter

1938- John Quayle (actor)|John Quayle -English actor

1939- Lloyd Axworthy -Canadian academic and politician, 2nd Minister of Foreign Affairs (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs

1940- Arvi Lind -Finnish journalist

1940- Paul & Paula|Ray Hildebrand -American singer-songwriter (Paul & Paula)

1940- Frank Zappa -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Mothers of Invention) (d. 1993)

1942- Hu Jintao -Chinese engineer and politician, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China|General Secretary of the Communist Party, 6th President of the People's Republic of China|President of China

1942- Reinhard Mey -German singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942- Anthony Summers -Irish author

1942- Carla Thomas -American singer

1943- André Arthur -Canadian journalist and politician

1943- Albert Lee -English guitarist and songwriter (Heads Hands & Feet and Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings)

1943- Jack Nance -American actor (d. 1996)

1943- Wafic Saïd -Syrian-Saudi Arabian businessman

1943- Walter Spanghero -French rugby player

1944- Bill Atkinson (footballer)|Bill Atkinson -English footballer and referee (d. 2013)

1944- Michael Tilson Thomas -American pianist, composer, and conductor

1944- Zheng Xiaoyu -Chinese diplomat (d. 2007)

1946- Christopher Keene -American conductor (d. 1995)

1946- Kevin Peek -Australian guitarist and songwriter (Sky (band)|Sky) (d. 2013)

1946- Carl Wilson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Beach Boys) (d. 1998)

1946- Roy Karch -American director of pornographic films

1947- Paco de Lucía -Spanish guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2014)

1947- Bryan Hamilton -Irish footballer and manager

1948- Samuel L. Jackson -American actor and producer

1948- Dave Kingman -American baseball player

1948- Willi Resetarits -Austrian singer-songwriter, actor, and activist

1949- Nicholas Penny -English historian and academic

1949- Thomas Sankara -Burkinabé captain and politician, 5th President of Burkina Faso (d. 1987)

1949- Nikolaos Sifounakis -Greek politician

1950- Jeffrey Katzenberg -American screenwriter and producer, co-founded DreamWorks Animation

1950- Lillebjørn Nilsen -Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gitarkameratene)

1950- David Thacker -English director and screenwriter

1951- Nick Gilder -English-Canadian singer-songwriter (Sweeney Todd (band)|Sweeney Todd)

1951- Steve Perryman -English footballer and manager

1952- Joaquín Andújar -Dominican baseball player

1953- András Schiff -Hungarian-English pianist and conductor

1953- Betty Wright -American singer-songwriter

1954- Chris Evert -American tennis player and coach

1955- Jane Kaczmarek -American actress

1955- Kazuyuki Sekiguchi -Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player (Southern All Stars)

1956- Anna Erlandsson -Swedish filmmaker and animator

1956- Phil Harris (fisherman)|Phil Harris -American captain and fisherman (d. 2010)

1957- Tom Henke -American baseball player

1957- Rolf Kanies -German actor

1957- Ray Romano -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1959- Florence Griffith Joyner -American sprinter (d. 1998)

1960- Roger McDowell -American baseball player and coach

1960- Sherry Rehman -Pakistani journalist, politician, and diplomat, 25th Pakistan Ambassador to the United States

1960- Andy Van Slyke -American baseball player and coach

1961- Henry Ford Kamel -Ghanaian banker and politician (d. 2012)

1961- Francis Ng -Hong Kong actor and director

1961- The Patriot (wrestler)|The Patriot -American wrestler

1961- Rein Raud -Estonian scholar and author

1961- Ryuji Sasai -Japanese bass player and composer

1963- Govinda (actor)|Govinda -Indian actor, singer, and politician

1964- Rob Kelly -English footballer and manager

1964- Joe Kocur -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1964- Daniel Suarez (author) -American author

1964- Fabiana Udenio -Argentinian-Italian actress

1965- Andy Dick -American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1965- Anke Engelke -Canadian-German actress, director, and screenwriter

1965- Stuart Mitchell -Scottish pianist and composer

1966- Martin Bayfield -English rugby player, actor, and stuntman

1966- Adam Schefter -American journalist and sportscaster

1966- Kiefer Sutherland -English-Canadian actor, director, and producer

1966- Karri Turner -American actress

1967- Ervin Johnson -American basketball player

1967- Fritz Karl -Austrian actor

1967- Terry Mills -American basketball player and coach

1967- Mikheil Saakashvili -Georgian politician, 3rd President of Georgia

1969- Julie Delpy -French-American model, actress, director, and screenwriter

1969- Jack Noseworthy -American actor

1969- Mihails Zemļinskis -Latvian footballer, coach, and manager

1971- Matthieu Chedid -French singer-songwriter and guitarist

1971- Fenton Keogh -Australian chef

1971- Brett Scallions -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fuel (band)|Fuel, Manzarek–Krieger, and Circus Diablo)

1971- Jamie Theakston -English actor and television host

1972- Gloria De Piero -English journalist and politician

1972- LaTroy Hawkins -American baseball player

1972- Dustin Hermanson -American baseball player

1972- Claudia Poll -Costa Rican swimmer

1972- Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy -Indian journalist and politician

1972- Erwin Schrott -Uruguayan opera singer

1973- Irakli Alasania -Georgian colonel and politician, Ministry of Defense of Georgia|Georgian Minister of Defense

1973- Mike Alstott -American football player

1973- Karmen Stavec -German-Slovenian singer

1974- Karrie Webb -Australian golfer

1975- Paloma Herrera -Argentinian ballet dancer

1976- Mirela Maniani -Albanian-Greek javelin thrower

1976- Lukas Rossi -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rock Star Supernova and Daylight Division)

1977- A. J. Bowen -American actor

1977- Toby Rand -Australian singer-songwriter (Juke Kartel)

1978- Emiliano Brembilla -Italian swimmer

1978- Mike Vitar -American actor

1979- Tuva Novotny -Swedish actress, singer, and director

1979- Kristjan Sarv -Estonian actor

1980- Michele Di Piedi -Italian footballer

1980- Royce Ring -American baseball player

1981- Frankie Abernathy -American purse designer, cast member on ''The Real World: San Diego'' (d. 2007)

1981- Mohammed Jabarah -Kuwaiti terrorist

1981- Sajid Mahmood -English cricketer

1981- Sanita Pušpure -Latvian-Irish rower

1981- Lynda Thomas -Mexican singer-songwriter and producer

1981- Cristian Zaccardo -Italian footballer

1982- Primo (wrestler)|Primo -Puerto Rican-American wrestler

1982- Mike Gansey -American basketball player

1982- Philip Humber -American baseball player

1982- Iljo Keisse -Belgian cyclist

1982- Tom Payne (actor)|Tom Payne -English actor

1983- Steven Yeun -South Korean-American actor

1984- Darren Potter -Irish footballer

1984- Sarah Mutch -Canadian model

1985- James Stewart, Jr. -American motorcycle racer

1985- Tom Sturridge -English actor

1985- Andrea Jeremiah -Indian film actress, playback singer and voice actress

1986- Rachel Shenton -English actress

1987- Ryza Cenon -Filipino actress and dancer

1987- Valerie Concepcion -Filipino actress

1987- Brad Howard -Australian footballer

1988- Yasmin (musician)|Yasmin -English-Scottish singer-songwriter and DJ

1989- Tamannaah -Indian model and actress

1989- Mark Ingram, Jr. -American football player

1990- Ioannis Fetfatzidis -Greek footballer

1990- Alexa Goddard -English singer

1994- Eva Paalma -Estonian tennis player

History of Deaths

72- Thomas the Apostle -Israeli martyr and saint (b. 1 AD)

882- Hincmar -French archbishop (b. 806)

1308- Henry I, Landgrave of Hesse -(b. 1244)

1375- Giovanni Boccaccio -Italian author and poet (b. 1313)

1504- Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild -German archbishop (b. 1442)

1549- Marguerite de Navarre -French wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)

1597- Peter Canisius -Dutch priest and saint (b. 1521)

1799- Philip Affleck -English admiral (b. 1726)

1807- John Newton -English soldier and minister (b. 1725)

1824- James Parkinson -English physician and paleontologist (b. 1755)

1869- Friedrich Ernst Scheller -German jurist and politician (b. 1791)

1873- Francis Garnier -French explorer (b. 1839)

1889- Friedrich August von Quenstedt -German geologist and palaeontologist (b. 1809)

1900- Roger Wolcott (Massachusetts)|Roger Wolcott -American lawyer and politician, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847)

1907- Klara Hitler -mother of Austrian-born German dictator Adolf Hitler (b. 1860)

1920- Mohammed Abdullah Hassan -Somalian general, founded the Dervish state (b. 1856)

1933- Knud Rasmussen -Greenlandic anthropologist and explorer (b. 1879)

1935- Kurt Tucholsky -German-Swedish journalist and author (b. 1890)

1937- Frank B. Kellogg -American lawyer and politician, 45th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

1940- F. Scott Fitzgerald -American author and poet (b. 1896)

1945- George S. Patton -American general (b. 1885)

1952- Kenneth Edwards (golfer)|Kenneth Edwards -American golfer (b. 1886)

1953- Kaarlo Koskelo -Finnish wrestler (b. 1888)

1957- Eric Coates -English-American viola player and composer (b. 1886)

1958- Lion Feuchtwanger -German-American author and playwright (b. 1884)

1959- Rosanjin -Japanese calligrapher, engraver, and painter (b. 1883)

1962- Gary Hocking -Welsh-Rhodesian motorcycle racer (b. 1937)

1963- Jack Hobbs -English cricketer (b. 1882)

1964- Carl Van Vechten -American author and photographer (b. 1880)

1965- Claude Champagne -Canadian violinist, pianist, and composer (b. 1891)

1967- Stuart Erwin -American actor (b. 1903)

1968- Vittorio Pozzo -Italian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1886)

1974- James Henry Govier -English painter and illustrator (b. 1910)

1974- Richard Long (actor)|Richard Long -American actor and director (b. 1927)

1982- Abu Al-Asar Hafeez Jullundhri -Pakistani poet and composer (b. 1900)

1982- Ants Oras -Estonian-American author and academic (b. 1900)

1983- Paul de Man -Belgian-American philosopher, critic, and academic (b. 1919)

1986- Bill Simpson (actor)|Bill Simpson -Scottish actor (b. 1931)

1987- John Spence (musician)|John Spence -American singer (No Doubt) (b. 1969)

1988- Paul Jeffreys -English bass player (Be-Bop Deluxe) (b. 1952)

1988- Nikolaas Tinbergen -Dutch-English ethologist and ornithologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)

1989- Rotimi Fani-Kayode -Nigerian-English photographer, co-founded Autograph ABP (b. 1955)

1990- Kelly Johnson (engineer)|Clarence Johnson -American engineer, designed the Lockheed U-2 and Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (b. 1910)

1991- Sheldon Mayer -American author and illustrator (b. 1917)

1992- Stella Adler -American actress (b. 1901)

1992- Albert King -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1924)

1992- Nathan Milstein -Russian-American violinist (b. 1903)

1995- Charlie Tumahai -New Zealand singer-songwriter and bass player (Be-Bop Deluxe, Mississippi (band)|Mississippi, and Herbs (band)|Herbs) (b. 1949)

1997- Amie Comeaux -American singer and actress (b. 1976)

1998- Roger Avon -English actor (b. 1914)

1998- Karl Denver -Scottish-English singer (b. 1931)

1998- Ernst-Günther Schenck -German colonel and physician (b. 1904)

2001- Dick Schaap -American journalist and author (b. 1934)

2003- Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg -(b. 1924)

2004- Autar Singh Paintal -Indian physiologist and neurologist (b. 1925)

2005- Elrod Hendricks -American baseball player and coach (b. 1940)

2006- Scobie Breasley -Australian jockey (b. 1914)

2006- Saparmurat Niyazov -Turkmen engineer and politician, 1st President of Turkmenistan (b. 1940)

2007- Ken Hendricks -American businessman, founded ABC Supply (b. 1941)

2009- Edwin G. Krebs -American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

2009- Christos Lambrakis -Greek journalist and businessman (b. 1934)

2010- Enzo Bearzot -Italian footballer and manager (b. 1927)

2012- Vivian Anderson (baseball)|Vivian Anderson -American baseball player (b. 1921)

2012- Boyd Bartley -American baseball player (b. 1920)

2012- Curtis Crider -American race car driver (b. 1930)

2012- Jishu Dasgupta -Indian actor and director (b. 1956)

2012- Lee Dorman -American bass player (Iron Butterfly and Captain Beyond) (b. 1942)

2012- David Lomon -English soldier (b. 1918)

2012- Shane McEntee -Irish politician (b. 1956)

2012- Thomas W. McGee -American politician (b. 1924)

2012- Daphne Oxenford -English actress (b. 1919)

2013- Trigger Alpert -American bassist (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (b. 1926)

2013- Eli Beeding -American captain and pilot (b. 1928)

2013- Edgar Bronfman, Sr. -Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1929)

2013- David Coleman -English sportscaster and game show host (b. 1926)

2013- John Eisenhower -American historian, general, and diplomat, 45th United States Ambassador to Belgium (b. 1922)

2013- Richard Hart (Jamaican historian and politician)|Richard Hart -Jamaican-English historian, lawyer, and politician (b. 1917)

2013- Rodolfo P. Hernandez -American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1931)

2013- Bronzell Miller -American football player and actor (b. 1971)

2013- Geoff Stirling -Canadian publisher and businessman (b. 1921)

2013- Kobus Van Rensburg -South African evangelist and author (b. 1952)