This Day in History

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Day History: December-22

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History

69-Emperor Vitellius -is captured and murdered at the Gemonian stairs in Ancient Rome|Rome.

880- Luoyang -eastern capital of the Tang Dynasty, is captured by rebel leader Huang Chao during the reign of Emperor Xizong of Tang|Emperor Xizong.

1135- Stephen, King of England|Stephen of Blois -becomes King of England

1216- Pope Honorius III -approves the Dominican Order through the papal bull of confirmation Religiosam vitam.

1622- Bucaramanga -is founded.

1769- Sino-Burmese War (1765–1769) -ends with an uneasy truce.

1790-The Turkey|Turkish -fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Alexander Suvorov and his Russian armies.

1807-The Embargo Act of 1807|Embargo Act -forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the United States Congress|U.S. Congress, at the urging of President of the United States|President Thomas Jefferson.

1808- Ludwig van Beethoven -conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven)|Fifth Symphony, Symphony No. 6 (Beethoven)|Sixth Symphony, Piano Concerto No. 4 (Beethoven)|Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) and ''Choral Fantasy (Beethoven)|Choral Fantasy'' (with Beethoven at the piano).

1851-India's first Freight rail transport|freight train -is operated in Roorkee, India.

1864- Savannah, Georgia -falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his "Sherman's March to the Sea|March to the Sea".

1885- Itō Hirobumi -a samurai, became the first Prime Minister of Japan.

1890- Cornwallis Valley Railway -begins operation between Kentville and Kingsport, Nova Scotia.

1891-Asteroid 323 Brucia -becomes the first asteroid discovered using photography.

1894-The Dreyfus affair -begins in France, when Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly convicted of treason.

1920-The GOELRO plan|GOELRO economic development plan -is adopted by the 8th Congress of Soviets|Congress of Soviets of the Russian SFSR.

1937-The Lincoln Tunnel -opens to traffic in New York City|New York, New York.

1939-Indian Islam|Muslims -observe a "Day of Deliverance (India)|Day of Deliverance" to celebrate the resignations of members of the Indian National Congress over their not having been consulted over the decision to enter World War II with the United Kingdom.

1940-World War II: Himarë -is captured by the Greece|Greek army.

1942-World War II: Adolf Hitler -signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.

1944-World War II: The Vietnam People's Army -is formed to resist Japanese occupation of Indochina, now Vietnam.

1947-The Constituent assembly|Constituent Assembly -of Italy approves the Constitution of Italy.

1951-The Selangor Labour Party -is founded in Selangor, Federation of Malaya|Malaya.

1956- Colo (gorilla)|Colo -the first gorilla to be bred in captivity (animal)|captivity, is born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio.

1963-The cruise ship -''TSMS Lakonia|Lakonia'' burns {{convert|180|mi|km}} north of Madeira, Portugal with the loss of 128 lives.

1964-The first test flight of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird|SR-71 -(Blackbird) took place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California.

1965-In the United Kingdom, a 70 mph speed limit -is applied to all rural roads including Controlled-access highway|motorways for the first time. Previously, there had been no speed limit.

1974- Grande Comore -Anjouan and Mohéli Comorian independence referendum, 1974|vote to become the independent nation of Comoros. Mayotte remains under French administration.

1974-The house of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|British Prime Minister -Edward Heath is attacked by members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army|Provisional IRA.

1978-The pivotal Third Plenum of the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of China -is held in Beijing, with Deng Xiaoping reversing Mao Zedong|Mao-era policies to pursue a program for Chinese economic reform.

1984- Bernhard Goetz -shoots four African American would-be muggers on an express train in Manhattan section of New York, New York.

1987-In Zimbabwe -the political parties Zimbabwe African National Union|ZANU and Zimbabwe African People's Union|ZAPU reach an agreement that ends the violence in the Matabeleland region known as the Gukurahundi.

1988- Chico Mendes -a Brazilian Rubber tapping|rubber tapper, Trade union|unionist and Environmentalism|environmental activist, is assassination|assassinated.

1989- Communism|Communist -President of Romania Nicolae Ceaușescu is overthrown by Ion Iliescu after days of bloody confrontations. The deposed dictator and his wife flee Bucharest with a helicopter as protesters erupt in cheers.

1989- Berlin -s Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East Germany|East and West Germany.

1990-Final independence of Marshall Islands -and Federated States of Micronesia after termination of United Nations Trusteeship Council|trusteeship.

1990-The Croatian Parliament -adopts the current Constitution of Croatia.

1991-Armed opposition groups launch a military coup against President of Georgia -Zviad Gamsakhurdia.

1992-The Archives of Terror -are discovered.

1997- Acteal massacre -Attendees at a prayer meeting of Catholic Church|Roman Catholic activists for Indigenous peoples of the Americas|indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are Wiktionary:massacre|massacred by paramilitary forces.

1997- Hussein Farrah Aidid -relinquishes the disputed title of List of Presidents of Somalia|President of Somalia by signing the Cairo Declaration, in Cairo, Egypt. It is the first major step towards reconciliation in Somalia since 1991.

1999- Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509 -a Boeing 747#747-200|Boeing 747-200F crashes shortly after take-off from London Stansted Airport due to pilot error. All 4 crew members are killed.

2001- Burhanuddin Rabbani -political leader of the Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.

2001- Richard Reid -attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard 2001 shoe bomb plot|American Airlines Flight 63.

2008-An ash dike Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill|ruptured -at a solid waste containment area in Roane County, Tennessee, releasing {{convert|1.1|e9USgal|m3}} of coal fly ash slurry.

2010-The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010|repeal -of the Don't ask, don't tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning Homosexuality|homosexuals serving openly in the United States Armed Forces|United States military, is signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Famous Birthdays

244- Diocletian -Roman emperor (d. 311)

1095- Roger II of Sicily -(d. 1154)

1178- Emperor Antoku -of Japan (d. 1185)

1546- Kuroda Yoshitaka -Japanese daimyo (d. 1604)

1550- Cesare Cremonini (philosopher)|Cesare Cremonini -Italian philosopher and author (d. 1631)

1639- Jean Racine -French poet and playwright (d. 1699)

1666- Guru Gobind Singh -Indian guru and poet (d. 1708)

1694- Hermann Samuel Reimarus -German philosopher and academic (d. 1768)

1696- James Oglethorpe -English general and politician, 1st List of colonial governors of Georgia|Colonial Governor of Georgia (d. 1785)

1723- Carl Friedrich Abel -German viol player and composer (d. 1787)

1765- Johann Friedrich Pfaff -German mathematician and academic (d. 1825)

1805- John Obadiah Westwood -English entomologist and archaeologist (d. 1893)

1807- Johan Sebastian Welhaven -Norwegian author, poet, and critic (d. 1873)

1819- Franz Abt -German composer and conductor (d. 1870)

1819- Pierre Ossian Bonnet -French mathematician and academic (d. 1892)

1853- Teresa Carreño -Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1917)

1853- Evgraf Fedorov -Russian mathematician, crystallographer, and mineralogist (d. 1919)

1853- Sarada Devi -Indian mystic and philosopher (d. 1920)

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

1858- Giacomo Puccini -Italian composer (d. 1924)

1862- Connie Mack -American baseball player and manager (d. 1956)

1865- Charles Sands -American golfer and tennis player (d. 1945)

1868- Jaan Tõnisson -Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1941?)

1869- Dmitri Egorov -Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1931)

1869- Edwin Arlington Robinson -American poet and playwright (d. 1935)

1872- Camille Guérin -French veterinarian and bacteriologist (d. 1961)

1874- Franz Schmidt -Austrian cellist, pianist, and composer (d. 1939)

1876- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti -Egyptian-Italian poet and composer (d. 1944)

1878- Myer Prinstein -Polish-American jumper (d. 1925)

1879- Karel Hašler -Czech people|Czech songwriter, actor, lyricist, director, composer, writer, dramatist and screenwriter, murdered at Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp (b. 1941)

1883- Marcus Hurley -American cyclist (d. 1941)

1883- Edgard Varèse -French-American composer (d. 1965)

1885- Abe Manley -American businessman (d. 1952)

1885- Deems Taylor -American conductor and critic (d. 1966)

1887- Srinivasa Ramanujan -Indian mathematician and theorist (d. 1920)

1888- J. Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank -English businessman, founded Rank Organisation (d. 1972)

1889- Minor Watson -American actor (d. 1965)

1892- Herman Potočnik -Croatian-Austrian engineer (d. 1929)

1898- Vladimir Fock -Russian physicist and mathematician (d. 1974)

1899- Gustaf Gründgens -German actor and director (d. 1963)

1900- Marc Allégret -French director and screenwriter (d. 1973)

1901- Andre Kostelanetz -Russian-American conductor and composer (d. 1980)

1903- Haldan Keffer Hartline -American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)

1905- Kenneth Rexroth -American poet and academic (d. 1982)

1905- Pierre Brasseur -French-Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1972)

1907- Peggy Ashcroft -English actress (d. 1991)

1909- Patricia Hayes -English actress (d. 1998)

1912- Elias Degiannis -Greek commander (d. 1943)

1912- Lady Bird Johnson -American wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, 38th List of First Ladies of the United States|First Lady of the United States (d. 2007)

1914- Satchidananda Saraswati -Indian-American guru and educator (d. 2002)

1915- Barbara Billingsley -American actress (d. 2010)

1915- Phillip Glasier -English author and academic (d. 2000)

1917- Gene Rayburn -American game show host and actor (d. 1999)

1919- Lil Green -American singer-songwriter (d. 1954)

1921- Dimitri Fampas -Greek guitarist and composer (d. 1996)

1921- Hawkshaw Hawkins -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1963)

1921- Reinhold Stecher -Austrian bishop (d. 2013)

1922- Mike Banks (mountaineer)|Mike Banks -English mountaineer (d. 2013)

1922- Ruth Roman -American actress and singer (d. 1999)

1923- Peregrine Worsthorne -English journalist

1924- Frank Corsaro -American actor and director

1925- Lewis Glucksman -American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2006)

1928- George H. Buck, Jr. -American businessman (d. 2013)

1931- Carlos Graça -São Toméan politician, Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (d. 2013)

1932- Phil Woosnam -Welsh-American soccer player and manager (d. 2013)

1933- John Hartle -English motorcycle racer (d. 1968)

1934- David Pearson (racing driver)|David Pearson -American race car driver

1935- Paulo Rocha -Portuguese director and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1936- James Burke (science historian)|James Burke -Irish historian and author

1936- Héctor Elizondo -American actor and director

1936- Wojciech Frykowski -Polish actor (d. 1969)

1937- Charlotte Lamb -English author (d. 2000)

1937- Eduard Uspensky -Russian author, poet, and playwright

1937- Ken Whitmore -English author and playwright

1938- Matty Alou -Dominican-American baseball player (d. 2011)

1938- Lucien Bouchard -Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Premier of Quebec

1939- James Gurley -American guitarist (Big Brother and the Holding Company) (d. 2009)

1940- Luis Francisco Cuéllar -Colombian politician (d. 2009)

1940- Mike Molloy -English journalist, author, and illustrator

1941- Jose Duval -Belgian pornographic actor

1942- Jerry Koosman -American baseball player

1942- Dick Parry -English saxophonist (Jokers Wild (band)|Jokers Wild)

1943- Stefan Janos (physicist)|Stefan Janos -Slovak-Swiss physicist and academic

1943- Paul Wolfowitz -American banker and politician, 25th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense

1944- Mary Archer -English chemist and academic

1944- Steve Carlton -American baseball player

1944- Barry Jenkins -English drummer (The Animals)

1945- Frances Lannon -English historian and academic

1945- Diane Sawyer -American journalist

1946- Roger Carr (businessman)|Roger Carr -English businessman

1947- Brian Daley -American author and screenwriter (d. 1996)

1948- Noel Edmonds -English game show host

1948- Steve Garvey -American baseball player

1948- Flip Mark -American actor

1948- Rick Nielsen -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Cheap Trick, Fuse (band)|Fuse, and Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters)

1948- Chris Old -English cricketer

1948- Lynne Thigpen -American actress and singer (d. 2003)

1948- Martin Yan -Chinese chef and author

1949- Maurice Gibb -Manx-English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer (Bee Gees, The Bloomfields, and The Rattlesnakes (1955 band)|The Rattlesnakes) (d. 2003)

1949- Robin Gibb -Manx-English singer-songwriter and record producer (Bee Gees and The Rattlesnakes (1955 band)|The Rattlesnakes) (d. 2012)

1949- Ray Guy -American football player

1951- Charles de Lint -Dutch-Canadian author and critic

1951- Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster -Irish general and businessman

1951- Dan Martin (actor)|Dan Martin -American actor

1953- Bern Nadette Stanis -American actress

1953- Ian Turnbull (ice hockey)|Ian Turnbull -Canadian ice hockey player

1953- Tom Underwood -American baseball player (d. 2010)

1954- Hideshi Matsuda -Japanese race car driver

1955- Lonnie Smith -American baseball player

1956- Erica Boyer -American porn actress (d. 2009)

1956- Jane Lighting -English businesswoman

1957- Stephen Conway -English bishop

1957- Carole James -English-Canadian educator and politician

1957- Susan Powter -Australian personal trainer and author

1958- Frank Gambale -Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Chick Corea Elektric Band, Return to Forever, and Vital Information)

1958- David Heavener -American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director

1959- Bernd Schuster -German footballer and manager

1960- Jean-Michel Basquiat -American painter and poet (d. 1988)

1960- Mark Brydon -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Moloko, Chakk, and Krush)

1960- Luther Campbell -American rapper and actor (2 Live Crew)

1960- Wakin Chau -Hong Kong-Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor (Superband (band)|Superband)

1960- Patrick Fitzgerald -American lawyer

1961- Andrew Fastow -American businessman

1961- Yuri Malenchenko -Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1962- Ralph Fiennes -English actor and singer

1963- Giuseppe Bergomi -Italian footballer and coach

1963- Brian McMillan -South African cricketer and educator

1963- Luna H. Mitani -Japanese-American painter and illustrator

1964- Simon Kirby -English politician

1966- Dmitry Bilozerchev -Russian gymnast

1966- Marcel Schirmer -German singer-songwriter and bass player (Destruction (band)|Destruction)

1966- David Wright (politician)|David Wright -English politician

1967- Richey Edwards -Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (Manic Street Preachers) (d. 1995)

1967- Stéphane Gendron -Canadian lawyer and politician

1967- Rebecca Harris -English politician

1967- Paul Morris (racing driver)|Paul Morris -Australian race car driver

1967- Dan Petrescu -Romanian footballer and manager

1968- Lauralee Bell -American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1968- Luis Hernández (footballer)|Luis Hernández -Mexican footballer

1968- Dina Meyer -American actress

1969- Myriam Bédard -Canadian biathlete

1969- Mark Robins -English footballer and manager

1970- Gary Anderson (darts player)|Gary Anderson -Scottish darts player

1971- Pat Mastroianni -Canadian actor

1972- Big Tigger -American radio and television host

1972- Kirk Maltby -Canadian ice hockey player

1972- Vanessa Paradis -French singer-songwriter and actress

1974- Michael Barron -English footballer, coach, and manager

1974- Heather Donahue -American actress

1975- Chris Adler (actor)|Chris Adler -American actor and producer

1975- Sergei Aschwanden -Swiss martial artist

1975- Dmitri Khokhlov -Russian footballer and manager

1975- Stanislav Neckář -Czech ice hockey player

1976- Katleen De Caluwé -Belgian sprinter

1976- Jason Lane -American baseball player

1977- Steve Kariya -Canadian ice hockey player

1978- Joanne Kelly -Canadian actress

1978- Emmanuel Olisadebe -Nigerian-Polish footballer

1979- Jamie Langfield -Scottish footballer

1980- Chris Carmack -American model and actor

1981- David Cormican -Canadian actor and producer

1982- Brooke Nevin -Canadian actress

1983- Jennifer Hawkins -Australian model, Miss Universe 2004

1983- Drew Hankinson -American wrestler

1984- Basshunter -Swedish singer-songwriter and producer

1986- Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab -Nigerian terrorist

1986- Dennis Armfield -Australian footballer

1987- Johannes Ahun -Estonian sailor

1987- Éderzito António Macedo Lopes -Bissau-Portuguese footballer

1988- Leigh Halfpenny -Welsh rugby player

1989- Jordin Sparks -American singer-songwriter and actress

1989- Jharal Yow Yeh -Australian rugby player

1990- Jean-Baptiste Maunier -French actor and singer

1990- Josef Newgarden -American race car driver

1991- Paul Alo-Emile -New Zealand-Australian rugby player

1992- Michaela Hončová -Slovak tennis player

1993- Ali Lohan -American actress and singer

1993- Meghan Trainor -American singer-songwriter

1996- Makisig Morales -Filipino singer and actor (Mak and the Dudes)

1998- G. Hannelius -American actress and singer

1999- Ameer Idreis -Canadian author

History of Deaths

69- Vitellius -Roman emperor (b. 15)

1100- Bretislaus II, Duke of Bohemia -(b. 1060)

1550- Richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell)|Richard Plantagenet -English bricklayer (b. 1469)

1603- Mehmed III -Ottoman sultan (b. 1566)

1646- Peter Mogila -Moldavian metropolitan and saint (b. 1596)

1660- André Tacquet -Flemish priest and mathematician (b. 1612)

1681- Richard Alleine -English minister and author (b. 1611)

1708- Hedvig Sophia of Sweden -(b. 1681)

1738- Constantia Jones -English prostitute (b. 1708)

1767- John Newbery -English publisher (b. 1713)

1788- Percivall Pott -English physician and surgeon (b. 1714)

1806- William Vernon -American merchant (b. 1719)

1828- William Hyde Wollaston -English chemist and physicist (b. 1766)

1867- Jean-Victor Poncelet -French mathematician and engineer (b. 1788)

1870- Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer -Spanish journalist, poet, and playwright (b. 1836)

1880- George Eliot -English journalist and author (b. 1819)

1899- Dwight L. Moody -American evangelist and publisher, founded Moody Publishers (b. 1837)

1902- Richard von Krafft-Ebing -German-Austrian psychiatrist and author (b. 1840)

1917- Frances Xavier Cabrini -Italian-American nun and saint (b. 1850)

1918- Aristeidis Moraitinis (aviator)|Aristeidis Moraitinis -Greek lieutenant and pilot (b. 1891)

1919- Hermann Weingärtner -German gymnast (b. 1864)

1939- Ma Rainey -American singer (b. 1886)

1940- Nathanael West -American author and screenwriter (b. 1903)

1941- Karel Hašler -Czech people|Czech songwriter, actor, lyricist, director, composer, writer, dramatist and screenwriter, murdered at Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp (b. 1879)

1942- Franz Boas -German-American anthropologist and linguist (b. 1858)

1943- Beatrix Potter -English author and illustrator (b. 1866)

1944- Harry Langdon -American actor, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1884)

1944- Eleni Papadaki -Greek actress and singer (b. 1903)

1950- Frederick Freake -English polo player (b. 1876)

1955- Jules De Bisschop -Belgian rower (b. 1879)

1957- Frank George Woollard -English engineer (b. 1883)

1959- Gilda Gray -Polish-American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1901)

1960- Ninian Comper -Scottish-English architect (b. 1864)

1963- Gian Giorgio Trissino (equestrian)|Giovanni Giorgio Trissino -Italian horse rider (b. 1877)

1965- Richard Dimbleby -English journalist (b. 1913)

1968- Raymond Gram Swing -American journalist (b. 1887)

1971- Godfried Bomans -Dutch journalist and author (b. 1913)

1974- Sterling North -American author (b. 1906)

1979- Darryl F. Zanuck -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1902)

1985- D. Boon -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Minutemen (band)|The Minutemen and The Reactionaries) (b. 1958)

1986- Mary Burchell -English author and activist (b. 1904)

1987- Luca Prodan -Italian-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sumo (band)|Sumo) (b. 1953)

1988- Chico Mendes -Brazilian union leader and activist (b. 1944)

1989- Samuel Beckett -Irish author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

1992- Harry Bluestone -English violinist and composer (b. 1907)

1992- Frederick William Franz -American religious leader (b. 1893)

1995- Osvald Käpp -Estonian wrestler (b. 1905)

1995- Butterfly McQueen -American actress and dancer (b. 1911)

1995- James Meade -English economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)

1996- Jack Hamm -American cartoonist (b. 1916)

1997- Sebastian Arcos Bergnes -Cuban-American dentist and activist (b. 1931)

2000- Stuart Lancaster (actor)|Stuart Lancaster -American actor (b. 1920)

2001- Ovidiu Iacov -Romanian footballer (b. 1981)

2002- Desmond Hoyte -Guyanan politician, 3rd President of Guyana (b. 1929)

2002- Joe Strummer -English singer-songwriter and actor (The Clash, The Mescaleros, and The Pogues) (b. 1952)

2002- Kenneth Tobey -American actor (b. 1917)

2003- Dave Dudley -American singer (b. 1928)

2004- Doug Ault -American baseball player and manager (b. 1950)

2006- Dennis Linde -American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)

2006- Elena Mukhina -Russian gymnast (b. 1960)

2006- Galina Ustvolskaya -Russian composer (b. 1919)

2007- Adrian Cristobal -Filipino journalist and playwright (b. 1932)

2009- Luis Francisco Cuéllar -Colombian politician (b. 1940)

2009- Albert Scanlon -English footballer (b. 1935)

2010- Fred Foy -American soldier and announcer (b. 1921)

2011- William Duell -American actor (b. 1923)

2012- Mariam Amash -Ottoman-Israeli super-centenarian (b. 1888)

2012- Chuck Cherundolo -American football player and coach (b. 1916)

2012- Ryan Freel -American baseball player (b. 1976)

2012- Emidio Greco -Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1938)

2012- Rip Hawk -American wrestler (b. 1930)

2012- Bill McBride (politician)|Bill McBride -American lawyer and politician (b. 1945)

2012- Cliff Osmond -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1937)

2012- Bolesław Proch -Polish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)

2012- Arthur Quinlan -Irish journalist (b. 1923)

2012- Mike Scaccia -American guitarist (Ministry (band)|Ministry, Rigor Mortis (band)|Rigor Mortis, Lard (band)|Lard, and League of Blind Women) (b. 1965)

2012- Arkady Vorobyov -Russian weightlifter (b. 1924)

2012- Marva Whitney -American singer (b. 1944)

2012- Lim Keng Yaik -Malaysian physician and politician (b. 1939)

2013- Muriel Abdurahman -Scottish-Canadian politician (b. 1938)

2013- Diomedes Díaz -Colombian singer-songwriter (b. 1956)

2013- Shem Downey -Irish hurler (b. 1922)

2013- Hans Hækkerup -Danish politician (b. 1945)

2013- Ed Herrmann -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1946)

2013- Keith McGowan -Australian radio host (b. 1943)

2013- Oscar Peer -Swiss author, playwright, and philologist (b. 1928)

2013- Bill Tremel -American baseball player (b. 1929)