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Day History: December-23

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


484- Huneric -dies and is succeeded by his nephew Gunthamund, who becomes king of the Vandals. During his reign the Catholicism|Catholics are free from persecutions.

558- Chlothar I -is crowned List of Frankish kings|King of the Franks.

562- Hagia Sophia -in Constantinople reopened with a rebuilt dome after a series of earthquakes caused the original to collapse.

583-Maya queen Yohl Ik'nal -is crowned ruler of Palenque.

679-King Dagobert II -is murdered while hunting.

962- Arab–Byzantine wars -Under the future List of Byzantine emperors|Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas|Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine army|Byzantine troops storm the city of Aleppo.

1572-Theologian Johann Sylvan -executed in Heidelberg for his heresy|heretical Nontrinitarianism|Antitrinitarian beliefs.

1688-As part of the Glorious Revolution -King James II of England flees from England to Paris, France after being deposed in favor of his nephew, William III of England|William of Orange and his daughter Mary II of England|Mary.

1783- George Washington -resigns as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.

1793-The Battle of Savenay -a decisive defeat of the House of Bourbon|royalist counter-revolutionaries in War in the Vendée during the French Revolution.

1823-'' A Visit from St. Nicholas -', also known as ''The Night Before Christmas'', is published anonymously.

1876-First day of the Constantinople Conference -which resulted in agreement for political reforms in the Balkans.

1893-The opera '' Hansel and Gretel (opera)|Hansel and Gretel -' by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.

1913-The Federal Reserve Act -is signed into law by President of the United States|President Woodrow Wilson, creating the Federal Reserve System.

1914- World War I -Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.

1919- Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 -becomes law in the United Kingdom.

1921- Visva-Bharati University -is inaugurated.

1936- Colombia -becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires Convention|Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

1938-Discovery of the first modern coelacanth -in South Africa.

1940- World War II -Greek submarine Papanikolis (Y-2) sinks the Italian motor ship ''Antonietta''.

1941-World War II: After Battle of Wake Island|15 days of fighting -the Imperial Japanese Army occupies Wake Island.

1947-The transistor -is first demonstrated at Bell Labs|Bell Laboratories.

1948-Seven Empire of Japan|Japanese -convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan.

1954-First successful Kidney transplantation|kidney transplant -is performed by J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray.

1958-Dedication of Tokyo Tower -the world's highest self-supporting iron tower.

1968-The 82 sailors from the {{USS|Pueblo|AGER-2|6}} are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea -

1970-The List of tenants in One World Trade Center|North Tower -of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City|New York, New York is topped out at {{convert|1368|ft|m}}, making it the tallest building in the world.

1970-The Democratic Republic of the Congo -officially becomes a single-party state.

1972-A 1972 Nicaragua earthquake|6.5 magnitude earthquake -strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000.

1972-The 16 survivors of the 1972 Andes flight disaster|Andes flight disaster -are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.

1979- Soviet war in Afghanistan -Soviet Union forces occupy Kabul, the Afghanistan|Afghan capital.

1982-The United States Environmental Protection Agency -announces it has identified dangerous levels of Dioxins and dioxin-like compounds|dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.

1986-'' Rutan Voyager|Voyager -', piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California becoming the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world without aerial refueling|aerial or ground refueling.

1990- History of Slovenia -In a Slovenian independence referendum, 1990|referendum, 88.5% of Slovenia's overall electorate vote for independence from Yugoslavia.

2002-An General Atomics MQ-1 Predator#Iraq|MQ-1 Predator -is shot down by an Iraqi Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25|MiG-25.

2003- PetroChina -Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.

2007-An agreement is made for the Kingdom of Nepal -to be abolished and the country to become a federal republic with the List of Prime Ministers of Nepal|Prime Minister becoming head of state.

2010-A monsoonal trough crosses the northeastern coast of Australia from the Coral Sea -bringing 2010–11 Queensland floods|mass flooding across Queensland.

Famous Birthdays


1173- Louis I, Duke of Bavaria -(d. 1231)

1513- Thomas Smith (diplomat)|Thomas Smith -English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577)

1582- Severo Bonini -Italian organist and composer (d. 1663)

1597- Martin Opitz -German poet and composer (d. 1639)

1613- Carl Gustaf Wrangel -Swedish field marshal and politician, Lord High Constable of Sweden (d. 1676)

1621- Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham -English politician, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1682)

1621- Edmund Berry Godfrey -English judge (d. 1678)

1689- Joseph Bodin de Boismortier -French composer (d. 1755)

1690- Pamheiba -Indian emperor (d. 1751)

1713- Maruyama Gondazaemon -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 3rd Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1749)

1732- Richard Arkwright -English businessman and inventor, invented the Water frame and Spinning frame (d. 1792)

1750- Frederick Augustus I of Saxony -(d. 1827)

1758- Nathan Wilson -American soldier and politician (d. 1834)

1777- Alexander I of Russia -(d. 1825)

1790- Jean-François Champollion -French philologist, orientalist, and scholar (d. 1832)

1804- Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve -French author, critic, and academic (d. 1869)

1805- Joseph Smith -American religious leader, 1st List of presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1844)

1812- Samuel Smiles -Scottish-English author (d. 1904)

1819- Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate -Dutch poet and clergyman (d. 1889)

1822- Wilhelm Bauer -German engineer (d. 1875)

1839- János Murkovics -Slovene-Hungarian author and educator (d. 1917)

1843- Richard Conner -American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1924)

1854- Henry B. Guppy -English botanist and author (d. 1926)

1864- Princess Zorka of Montenegro -(d. 1890)

1867- Madam C. J. Walker -American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded the Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company (d. 1919)

1874- Viggo Wiehe -Danish actor (d. 1956)

1878- Stephen Timoshenko -Ukrainian-American engineer (d. 1972)

1885- Pierre Brissaud -French illustrator, painter, and engraver (d. 1964)

1896- Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa -Italian lieutenant and author (d. 1957)

1900- Otto Soglow -American cartoonist (d. 1975)

1902- Norman Maclean -American author and academic (d. 1990)

1902- Charan Singh -Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of India (d. 1987)

1907- Manuel Lopes -Cape Verdean author and poet (d. 2005)

1907- James Roosevelt -American general and politician (d. 1991)

1907- Avraham Stern -Polish Zionism|Zionist leader (d. 1942)

1908- Yousuf Karsh -Turkish-Canadian photographer (d. 2002)

1910- Kurt Meyer -German SS officer (d. 1961)

1911- James Gregory (actor)|James Gregory -American actor (d. 2002)

1911- Niels Kaj Jerne -English-Danish physician and immunologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

1911- Marie Orav -Estonian chess player (d. 1994)

1916- Dino Risi -Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1918- José Greco -Italian-American dancer and choreographer (d. 2000)

1918- Kumar Pallana -Indian-American actor (d. 2013)

1918- Helmut Schmidt -German economist, pilot, and politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (Federal Republic of Germany)|Chancellor of Germany

1919- Kenneth M. Taylor -American pilot and general (d. 2006)

1921- Guy Beaulne -Canadian actor and director (d. 2001)

1922- Micheline Ostermeyer -French discus thrower, shot putter, and pianist (d. 2001)

1923- Onofre Marimón -Argentinian race car driver (d. 1954)

1923- Günther Schifter -Austrian journalist (d. 2008)

1923- James Stockdale -American admiral and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2005)

1924- Bob Kurland -American basketball player (d. 2013)

1925- Duncan Hallas -English author and politician (d. 2002)

1925- Rayner Unwin -English publisher (d. 2000)

1926- Robert Bly -American poet and author

1928- Chronis Aidonidis -Greek singer

1929- Chet Baker -American trumpet player and singer (d. 1988)

1929- Ike Jones -American actor and producer (d. 2014)

1929- Dick Weber -American bowler (d. 2005)

1931- Ronnie Schell -American actor

1933- Akihito -Japanese emperor

1933- Noella Leduc -American baseball player (d. 2014)

1935- Paul Hornung -American football player and sportscaster

1935- Abdul Ghani Minhat -Malaysian footballer and manager (d. 2012)

1935- Esther Phillips -American singer (d. 1984)

1936- Frederic Forrest -American actor

1937- Avi (author)|Avi -American author

1937- Barney Rosenzweig -American screenwriter and producer

1938- Bob Kahn -American computer scientist and engineer, co-developed the Transmission Control Protocol

1939- La Lupe -Cuban-American singer-songwriter (d. 1992)

1940- Jorma Kaukonen -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna)

1940- Robert Labine -Canadian politician

1940- Eugene Record -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Chi-Lites) (d. 2005)

1941- Peter Davis (businessman)|Peter Davis -English businessman

1941- Tim Hardin -American singer-songwriter (d. 1980)

1941- Serge Reding -Belgian weightlifter (d. 1975)

1942- Quentin Bryce -Australian lawyer and politician, 25th Governor-General of Australia

1942- John Peterman -American businessman, founded The J. Peterman Company

1943- Ron Allen (baseball)|Ron Allen -American baseball player

1943- Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov -Russian-French mathematician and academic

1943- Elizabeth Hartman -American actress (d. 1987)

1943- Harry Shearer -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1944- Wesley Clark -American general

1944- Derek Simpson (trade unionist)|Derek Simpson -English union leader

1945- Adly Mansour -Egyptian lawyer, judge, and politician, List of Presidents of Egypt|President of Egypt

1945- Geoffrey Wheatcroft -English journalist and author

1946- Edita Gruberová -Slovak soprano and actress

1946- Susan Lucci -American actress

1946- John Sullivan (writer)|John Sullivan -English screenwriter, producer, and composer (d. 2011)

1946- Ray Tabano -American guitarist (Aerosmith)

1947- Graham Bonnet -English singer-songwriter (The Marbles (duo)|The Marbles, Rainbow (rock band)|Rainbow, Anthem (band)|Anthem, and Michael Schenker Group)

1948- David Davis (British politician)|David Davis -English politician

1948- Jim Ferguson -American guitarist, composer, and journalist

1948- Jack Ham -American football player and sportscaster

1948- Charles Herbert -American actor

1949- Adrian Belew -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (King Crimson, Tom Tom Club, and The Bears (band)|The Bears)

1949- Reinhold Weege -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2012)

1950- Michael C. Burgess -American obstetrician and politician

1950- Richard Dannatt, Baron Dannatt -English general

1950- Vicente del Bosque -Spanish footballer and manager

1950- Ilchi Lee -South Korean educator and author

1951- Anthony Phillips -English guitarist and songwriter (Genesis (band)|Genesis)

1952- William Kristol -American journalist and publisher, founded ''The Weekly Standard''

1953- Andres Alver -Estonian architect

1953- Gerrit W. Gong -American religious leader

1953- Belinda Lang -English actress

1954- Raivo Järvi -Estonian radio host and politician (d. 2012)

1955- Carol Ann Duffy -Scottish poet and playwright

1956- Michele Alboreto -Italian race car driver (d. 2001)

1956- Dave Murray (musician)|Dave Murray -English guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden and Urchin (band)|Urchin)

1957- Dan Bigras -Canadian singer-songwriter and actor

1957- Trisha Goddard -English television host and actress

1958- Joan Severance -American model, actress, and producer

1958- Victoria Williams -American singer-songwriter (Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers)

1959- Geoff Willis -English engineer

1961- Ezzat el Kamhawi -Egyptian journalist and author

1961- Carol Smillie -Scottish model and actress

1961- Lorna Tolentino -Filipino actress and producer

1962- Bertrand Gachot -Belgian race car driver

1962- Stefan Hell -Romanian-German physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1962- Kang Je-gyu -South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter

1962- Keiji Mutoh -Japanese wrestler and actor

1963- Jim Harbaugh -American football player and coach

1963- Jess Harnell -American singer-songwriter and voice actor (Rock Sugar (band)|Rock Sugar)

1963- Donna Tartt -American author

1963- Ante Zelck -German businessman

1964- Eddie Vedder -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, Bad Radio, and Hovercraft (band)|Hovercraft)

1966- Badi Assad -Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1967- Carla Bruni -Italian-French singer-songwriter and model

1967- Tim Fountain -English author and playwright

1967- Otis Grant -Jamaican-Canadian boxer, coach, and manager

1968- Lucy Bell -English-Australian actress

1968- Karyn Bryant -American journalist, actress, producer, and screenwriter

1968- Quincy Jones III -English-Swedish songwriter and producer

1968- Barry Kooser -American artist and animation filmmaker

1968- Manuel Rivera-Ortiz -Puerto Rican-American photographer

1968- René Tretschok -German footballer and manager

1969- Greg Biffle -American race car driver

1969- Mary Boquitas -Mexican singer and actress

1969- Martha Byrne -American actress, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Rodney Culver -American football player (d. 1996)

1969- Rob Pelinka -American basketball player, agent, and lawyer

1970- Catriona Le May Doan -Canadian speed skater

1970- Raymont Harris -American football player

1970- Holly Samos -English radio host

1970- Karine Polwart -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Burns Unit, Malinky, and The Fruit Tree Foundation)

1971- Corey Haim -Canadian-American actor and producer (d. 2010)

1971- Michalis Klokidis -Greek footballer

1971- Jo Johnson -English banker, journalist, and politician

1971- Tara Palmer-Tomkinson -English model, actress, and author

1971- Wim Vansevenant -Belgian cyclist

1971- Masayoshi Yamazaki -Japanese singer-songwriter

1972- Christian Potenza -Canadian actor and producer

1974- Agustín Delgado -Ecuadorian footballer and politician

1974- Mieszko Talarczyk -Polish-Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Nasum and Genocide Superstars) (d. 2004)

1975- Thanasis Sentementes -Greek footballer

1975- Vadim Sharifijanov -Russian ice hockey player

1975- Lady Starlight -American singer-songwriter

1976- Brad Lidge -American baseball player

1976- Dimitris Mavrogenidis -Uzbek-Greek footballer

1976- Jamie Noble -American wrestler and producer

1977- Matt Baker (television presenter)|Matt Baker -English television host

1977- Alge Crumpler -American football player

1977- Jari Mäenpää -Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Wintersun, Ensiferum, and Arthemesia)

1977- Paul Shirley -American basketball player and blogger

1978- Esthero -Canadian-American singer-songwriter and producer

1978- Andra Davis -American football player

1978- Jodie Marsh -English model and actress

1978- Víctor Martínez (baseball)|Víctor Martínez -Venezuelan baseball player

1978- Estella Warren -Canadian swimmer, model, and actress

1979- Summer Altice -American model and actress

1979- Scott Gomez -American ice hockey player

1979- Holly Madison -American model and actress

1979- Kenny Miller -Scottish footballer

1980- Elvin Ng -Singaporean actor

1980- Cody Ross -American baseball player

1981- Beth (singer)|Beth -Spanish singer and actress

1981- Maritza Correia -Puerto Rican-American swimmer

1981- Yuriorkis Gamboa -Cuban boxer

1981- Agnes Milowka -Polish-Australian diver, explorer, photographer, and author (d. 2011)

1981- Mario Santana -Argentinian footballer

1982- Brad Nelson -American baseball player

1982- Thomas Rohregger -Austrian cyclist

1983- Michael Chopra -English footballer

1983- Hanley Ramírez -Dominican baseball player

1984- Dudu Aharon -Israeli singer-songwriter

1984- Josh Satin -American baseball player

1984- Sebastian Werle -German rugby player

1985- Harry Judd -English drummer and songwriter (McFly and McBusted)

1985- Luke O'Loughlin -Australian actor and singer

1986- Beau Champion -Australian rugby player

1986- T. J. Oshie -American ice hockey player

1987- Tommaso Bellazzini -Italian footballer

1987- Thomas Bourgin -French motorcycle racer (b. 2013)

1987- Owen Franks -New Zealand rugby player

1988- Thomai Apergi -Greek singer

1988- Eri Kamei -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume, Morning Musume Sakuragumi, and Tanpopo)

1988- Yuka Kashino -Japanese singer and dancer (Perfume (Japanese band)|Perfume)

1988- Eliana Ramos -Uruguayan model (d. 2007)

1989- Liis Koger -Estonian painter and poet

1990- Anna Maria Perez de Taglé -American actress and singer

1992- Jeff Schlupp -German footballer

History of Deaths


484- Huneric -Vandal king

668- Mor Gabriel -Turkish bishop and saint (b. 594)

679- Dagobert II -Frankish king (b. 650)

761- Gaubald -Frankish bishop (b. 700)

910- Saint Naum -Bulgarian missionary and scholar (b. 830)

918- Conrad I of Germany -(b. 890)

1230- Berengaria of Navarre -(b. 1165)

1556- Nicholas Udall -English cleric, playwright, and educator (b. 1504)

1568- Roger Ascham -English educator and scholar (b. 1515)

1575- Akiyama Nobutomo -Japanese samurai (b. 1531)

1588- Henry I, Duke of Guise -(b. 1550)

1631- Michael Drayton -English poet and playwright (b. 1563)

1646- François Maynard -French poet (b. 1582)

1652- John Cotton (minister)|John Cotton -English-American minister and theologian (b. 1585)

1675- Caesar, duc de Choiseul -French general and diplomat (b. 1602)

1722- Pierre Varignon -French mathematician and academic (b. 1654)

1761- Alastair Ruadh MacDonnell -Scottish spy (b. 1725)

1763- Antoine François Prévost -French author (b. 1697)

1771- Marie-Marguerite d'Youville -Canadian nun and saint, founded Grey Nuns (b. 1701)

1779- Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol -English admiral and politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (b. 1724)

1789- Charles-Michel de l'Épée -French priest and educator (b. 1712)

1795- Henry Clinton (American War of Independence)|Henry Clinton -English general and politician (b. 1730)

1805- Pehr Osbeck -Swedish explorer and author (b. 1723)

1834- Thomas Robert Malthus -English economist and demographer (b. 1766)

1884- John Chisum -American businessman (b. 1824)

1902- Frederick Temple -English archbishop and academic (b. 1821)

1912- Otto Schoetensack -German anthropologist and academic (b. 1850)

1926- Swami Shraddhanand -Indian monk, missionary, and educator (b. 1856)

1931- Wilson Bentley -American meteorologist and photographer (b. 1865)

1939- Anthony Fokker -Indonesian-Dutch aircraft designer, designed the Fokker Dr.I and Fokker D.VII (b. 1890)

1944- Peder Lykkeberg -Danish swimmer (b. 1878)

1946- Kiki Preston -American heiress (b. 1898)

1946- John A. Sampson -American gynecologist and academic (b. 1873)

1948- Akira Mutō -Japanese general (b. 1883)

1948- Hideki Tojo -Japanese general and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1884)

1950- Vincenzo Tommasini -Italian composer (b. 1878)

1953- Lavrentiy Beria -Georgian-Russian general and politician (b. 1899)

1954- René Iché -French sculptor (b. 1897)

1961- Carolyn Sherwin Bailey -American author (b. 1875)

1961- Kurt Meyer -German SS officer (b. 1910)

1963- Vida Hope -English actress (b. 1918)

1970- Charles Ruggles -American actor and singer (b. 1886)

1970- Aleksander Warma -Estonian lieutenant and politician (b. 1890)

1972- Andrei Tupolev -Russian aircraft designer, designed the Tupolev Tu-95 and Tupolev Tu-104 (b. 1888)

1973- Charles Atlas -Italian-American bodybuilder (b. 1892)

1979- Peggy Guggenheim -American-Italian art collector (b. 1898)

1982- Jack Webb -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1920)

1983- Colin Middleton -Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1910)

1984- Joan Lindsay -Australian author (b. 1896)

1992- Vincent Fourcade -French interior designer (b. 1934)

1992- Eddie Hazel -American guitarist (Parliament-Funkadelic and The Parliaments) (b. 1950)

1994- Sebastian Shaw (actor)|Sebastian Shaw -English actor, director, and playwright (b. 1905)

1995- Patric Knowles -English-American actor (b. 1911)

1997- Stanley Cortez -American cinematographer (b. 1908)

1998- Joe Orlando -Italian-American author and illustrator (b. 1927)

2000- Billy Barty -American actor and singer (b. 1924)

2000- Victor Borge -Danish-American actor, conductor, and pianist (b. 1909)

2000- Noor Jehan -Pakistani actress and singer (b. 1926)

2001- Bola Ige -Nigerian lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Oyo State (b. 1930)

2004- P. V. Narasimha Rao -Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of India (b. 1921)

2005- Lajos Baróti -Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1914)

2005- Norman D. Vaughan -American dog sled racer and explorer (b. 1905)

2006- Charlie Drake -English actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)

2006- Timothy J. Tobias -American pianist and composer (b. 1952)

2006- Johnny Vincent (footballer)|Johnny Vincent -English footballer (b. 1947)

2007- William Francis Ganong, Jr. -American physiologist and academic (b. 1924)

2007- Michael Kidd -American dancer and choreographer (b. 1915)

2007- Oscar Peterson -Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1925)

2009- Robert L. Howard -American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1939)

2009- Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme -Tibetan general and politician (b. 1910)

2009- Edward Schillebeeckx -Belgian theologian and academic (b. 1914)

2010- Fred Hargesheimer -American soldier and pilot (b. 1916)

2010- K. Karunakaran -Indian politician, 7th Chief Minister of Kerala (b. 1918)

2012- Anand Abhyankar -Indian actor (b. 1963)

2012- Jean Harris -American educator and murderer (b. 1923)

2012- Eduardo Maiorino -Brazilian mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (b. 1979)

2012- Judy Nerat -American politician (b. 1948)

2012- Mike Scaccia -American guitarist (Ministry (band)|Ministry, Rigor Mortis (band)|Rigor Mortis, League of Blind Women, and Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters) (b. 1965)

2012- Pedro Toledo -Puerto Rican police officer (b. 1943)

2012- Evelyn Ward -American actress (b. 1923)

2013- Chryssa -Greek-American sculptor (b. 1933)

2013- Addison Cresswell -English talent agent and producer (b. 1960)

2013- Mikhail Kalashnikov -Russian general and weapons designer, designed the AK-47|AK-47 rifle (b. 1919)

2013- Yusef Lateef -American saxophonist, composer, and educator (b. 1920)

2013- Ricky Lawson -American drummer and composer (Yellowjackets) (b. 1954)

2013- José Ortiz (comics)|José Ortiz -Spanish illustrator (b. 1932)

2013- Chuck Patterson -American actor (b. 1945)

2013- Jeff Pollack -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1959)

2013- Ted Richmond -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)

2013- Vito Rizzuto -Italian-Canadian mob boss (b. 1945)

2013- G. S. Shivarudrappa -Indian poet and educator (b. 1926)