This Day in History

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Day History: December-26

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Events History


1135-Coronation of Stephen, King of England|King Stephen of England -

1481- Battle of Westbroek -Holland defeats troops of Utrecht (province)|Utrecht.

1776- American Revolutionary War -In the Battle of Trenton, the Continental Army attacks and successfully defeats a garrison of Hessian (soldiers)|Hessian Mercenary|mercenaries.

1790- Louis XVI of France -gives his public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution.

1793- Second Battle of Wissembourg (1793)|Second Battle of Wissembourg -France defeat Austria.

1793-The wedding of Prince Prince Louis Charles of Prussia|Friedrich Ludwig of Prussia -and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz takes place.

1799-Four thousand people attend George Washington -s funeral where Henry Lee III declares him as "first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen."

1805-Austria and France sign the Peace of Pressburg (1805)|Treaty of Pressburg -

1806-Battles of Battle of Pułtusk|Pultusk -and Battle of Golymin|Golymin: Russian forces hold First French Empire|French forces under Napoleon.

1811-A Richmond Theatre fire|theater fire -in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith (politician)|George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.

1825-Advocates of liberalism -in Russia rise up against Nicholas I of Russia|Czar Nicholas I and are put down in the Decembrist revolt in Saint Petersburg.

1846-Trapped in snow in the Sierra Nevada (U.S.)|Sierra Nevada -and without food, members of the Donner Party resort to cannibalism.

1860-The first ever inter-club association football -match takes place between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at the Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom.

1861- American Civil War -The ''Trent Affair'': Confederate States of America|Confederate diplomatic envoys James Murray Mason|James M. Mason and John Slidell are freed by the United States government, thus heading off a possible war between the United States and United Kingdom.

1862-American Civil War: The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou -begins.

1862-Four nuns serving as volunteer Nursing|nurses -on board USS Red Rover (1859)|USS ''Red Rover'' are the first female nurses on a List of US Navy hospital ships|U.S. Navy hospital ship.

1862-The Dakota War of 1862#Execution|largest mass-hanging in U.S. history -took place in Mankato, Minnesota, 38 Native Americans died.

1870-The 12.8-km long Fréjus Rail Tunnel -through the Alps is completed.

1871- Gilbert and Sullivan -collaborate for the first time, on their lost opera, ''Thespis (opera)|Thespis''. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years.

1883-The Harbour Grace -Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orange Order|Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland Colony|Newfoundland.

1898- Marie Curie|Marie -and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.

1900-A relief crew arrives at the lighthouse -on the Flannan Isles of Scotland, UK, only to find the previous crew has disappeared without a trace.

1919- Babe Ruth -of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee.

1925- Turkey -adopts the Gregorian calendar.

1941- President of the United States|U.S. President -Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving (United States)|Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

1943- World War II -German warship ''German battleship Scharnhorst|Scharnhorst'' is sunk off of Norway's North Cape, Norway|North Cape after a Battle of the North Cape|battle against major Royal Navy forces.

1944-World War II: George S. Patton -s United States Army Central|Third Army Siege of Bastogne|breaks the encirclement of surrounded U.S. forces at Bastogne, Belgium.

1948-Cardinal József Mindszenty -is arrested in Hungary and accused of treason and conspiracy.

1963- The Beatles -"I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There" are released in the United States, marking the beginning of Beatlemania on an international level.

1966-The first Kwanzaa -is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Africana studies|Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.

1972- Vietnam War -As part of Operation Linebacker II, 120 American Boeing B-52 Stratofortress|B-52 Stratofortress bombers attacked Hanoi, including 78 launched from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the largest single combat launch in Strategic Air Command history.

1976-The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist–Leninist) -is founded.

1982-'' Time (magazine)|Time -s'' Time Person of the Year|Man of the Year is for the first time a non-human, the personal computer.

1991-The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union -meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union.

1994-Four Armed Islamic Group of Algeria|Armed Islamic Group -Aircraft hijacking|hijackers seize control of Air France Flight 8969. When the plane lands at Marseille, a National Gendarmerie|French Gendarmerie assault team boards the aircraft and kills the hijackers.

1996-Six-year-old beauty queen Murder of JonBenét Ramsey|JonBenét Ramsey -is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colorado.

1996-Start of the 1996–1997 strikes in South Korea|largest strike -in South Korean history.

1997-The Soufrière Hills -volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.

1998- Iraq -announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern Iraqi no-fly zones|no-fly zones.

1999-The storm Cyclone Lothar|Lothar -sweeps across Central Europe, killing 137 and causing US$1.3 billion in damage.

2003-A 2003 Bam earthquake|magnitude 6.6 earthquake -devastates southeast Iranian city of Bam, Iran|Bam, killing tens of thousands and destroying the citadel of Arg-é Bam.

2004-A 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami|9.3 magnitude earthquake -creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing over 230,000.

2004- Orange Revolution -The final Ukrainian presidential election, 2004|run-off election in Ukraine is held under heavy international scrutiny.

2006-An Pipeline transport#For oil or natural gas|oil pipeline -in Lagos, Nigeria 2006 Abule Egba pipeline explosion|explodes, killing at least 260.

Famous Birthdays


1194- Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 1250)

1532- Wilhelm Xylander -German scholar and academic (d. 1576)

1536- Yi I -Korean philosopher and scholar (d. 1584)

1646- Robert Bolling -English-American merchant and planter (d. 1709)

1687- Johann Georg Pisendel -German violinist and composer (d. 1755)

1716- Jean François de Saint-Lambert -French soldier and philosopher (d. 1803)

1716- Thomas Gray -English poet and scholar (d. 1771)

1723- Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm -German-French author and playwright (d. 1807)

1737- Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld -(d. 1815)

1751- Clemens Maria Hofbauer -Austrian priest, missionary, and saint (d. 1820)

1771- Julie Clary -French wife of Joseph Bonaparte (d. 1845)

1780- Mary Somerville -Scottish mathematician, astronomer, and author (d. 1872)

1785- Étienne Constantin de Gerlache -Belgian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1871)

1782- Philaret Drozdov -Russian metropolitan (d. 1867)

1791- Charles Babbage -English mathematician and engineer, invented the Difference engine (d. 1871)

1803- Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald -Estonian physician and author (d. 1882)

1819- E. D. E. N. Southworth -American author (d. 1899)

1820- Dion Boucicault -Irish actor and playwright (d. 1890)

1837- Morgan Bulkeley -American soldier and politician, 54th List of Governors of Connecticut|Governor of Connecticut (d. 1922)

1837- George Dewey -American admiral (d. 1917)

1853- René Bazin -French author and academic (d. 1932)

1859- William Stephens -American politician, 24th Governor of California (d. 1944)

1863- Charles Pathé -French record producer, co-founded Pathé Records (d. 1957)

1864- Yun Chi-ho -Korean Resistance activists, politicians (d. 1945)

1867- Phan Bội Châu -Vietnamese activist (d. 1940)

1872- Norman Angell -English journalist, academic, and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)

1873- Thomas Wass -English cricketer (d. 1953)

1874- Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah -Bangladeshi theologist and academic (d. 1965)

1883- Maurice Utrillo -French painter (d. 1955)

1887- Arthur Percival -English general (d. 1966)

1888- Marius Canard -French orientalist and historian (d. 1982)

1890- Uncle Charlie Osborne -American fiddler (d. 1992)

1891- Henry Miller -American author and painter (d. 1980)

1892- Don Barclay (actor)|Don Barclay -American actor (d. 1975)

1893- Mao Zedong -Chinese general and politician, 1st List of Presidents of the People's Republic of China|President of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)

1894- Jean Toomer -American author and poet (d. 1967)

1899- Udham Singh -Indian martyr and activist (d. 1940)

1901- Elmar Muuk -Estonian linguist and author (d. 1941)

1902- Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan -Russian painter and sculptor (d. 1980)

1903- Elisha Cook, Jr. -American actor and singer (d. 1995)

1904- Alejo Carpentier -Swiss-Cuban musicologist and author (d. 1980)

1905- William Loeb III -American publisher (d. 1981)

1906- Imperio Argentina -Argentinian actress and singer (d. 2003)

1907- Albert Gore, Sr. -American lawyer and politician (d. 1998)

1911- Arsenio Lacson -Filipino journalist and politician, Mayor of Manila (d. 1962)

1913- Frank Swift -English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)

1914- Annemarie Wendl -German actress (d. 2006)

1914- Richard Widmark -American actor and producer (d. 2008)

1918- Georgios Rallis -Greek politician, 173rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006)

1918- Olga Lopes-Seale -Guyanese-born Barbados-based social and community worker, radio broadcaster and singer (d. 2011)

1921- Steve Allen -American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 2000)

1922- Richard Mayes -English actor (d. 2006)

1923- Richard Artschwager -American painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 2013)

1924- Frank Broyles -American football player, coach, and sportscaster

1926- Earle Brown -American composer (d. 2002)

1926- Gina Pellón -Cuban-French painter and poet

1927- Denis Gifford -English journalist and historian (d. 2000)

1927- Alan King (comedian)|Alan King -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1927- Stu Miller -American baseball player

1927- Denis Quilley -English actor (d. 2003)

1929- Régine Zylberberg -French singer and actress

1930- Jean Ferrat -French singer-songwriter (d. 2010)

1930- Harry Gamble -American football player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)

1930- Donald Moffat -English-American actor

1933- Ugly Dave Gray -English-Australian actor

1933- Caroll Spinney -American puppeteer and voice actor

1935- Abdul "Duke" Fakir -American singer (Four Tops)

1935- Norm Ullman -Canadian ice hockey player

1936- Peep Jänes -Estonian architect

1936- Trevor Taylor -English race car driver (d. 2010)

1937- John Horton Conway -English-American mathematician and academic

1937- Jay Heimowitz -American poker player

1938- Bahram Bayzai -Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter

1938- Robert Hamerton-Kelly -South African-American pastor, scholar, and author (d. 2013)

1938- Alamgir Kabir (film maker)|Alamgir Kabir -Bangladeshi director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)

1939- Fred Schepisi -Australian director and screenwriter

1939- Phil Spector -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Teddy Bears)

1940- Edward C. Prescott -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate

1940- Ray Sadecki -American baseball player

1941- Daniel Schmid -Swiss actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

1942- Vinicio Cerezo -Guatemalan politician, 28th President of Guatemala

1942- Catherine Coulter -American author

1942- Gray Davis -American captain, lawyer, and politician, 37th Governor of California

1942- Dan Massey -American activist and author (d. 2013)

1944- Jane Lapotaire -English actress and singer

1945- John Walsh (television host)|John Walsh -American television host, producer, and activist, created ''America's Most Wanted''

1946- Alan Frumin -American lawyer and politician

1946- Tiit Rosenberg -Estonian historian and academic

1947- James T. Conway -American general

1947- Jean Echenoz -French author

1947- Carlton Fisk -American baseball player

1947- Josef Janíček -Czech singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player (The Plastic People of the Universe)

1947- Richard Levis McCormick -American historian and academic

1948- Candy Crowley -American journalist

1949- Mikhail Boyarsky -Russian actor and singer

1949- Bob Hartman -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Petra (band)|Petra)

1949- José Ramos-Horta -East Timorese lawyer and politician, 2nd President of East Timor, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1950- Raja Pervaiz Ashraf -Pakistani businessman and politician, 17th Prime Minister of Pakistan

1951- C. J. Henderson -American author and critic (d. 2014)

1951- John Scofield -American guitarist and composer (Trio Beyond)

1951- Richard Skinner (broadcaster)|Richard Skinner -English radio and television host

1953- Leonel Fernández -Dominican lawyer and politician, 51st President of the Dominican Republic

1953- Toomas Hendrik Ilves -Swedish-Estonian journalist and politician, 4th President of Estonia

1953- Makis Katsavakis -Greek footballer and manager

1953- Henning Schmitz -German drummer (Kraftwerk)

1954- Peter Hillary -New Zealand mountaineer

1954- Tony Rosato -Italian-Canadian actor

1954- Ozzie Smith -American baseball player and sportscaster

1954- Steve Steen -English actor and screenwriter

1955- Evan Bayh -American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of Indiana

1956- David Sedaris -American comedian, author, and radio host

1957- Dermot Murnaghan -English journalist and game show host

1957- Mike South -American porn actor and director

1958- Adrian Newey -English engineer

1958- Mieko Harada -Japanese actress

1959- Wang Lijun -Chinese police officer and politician

1959- Kōji Morimoto -Japanese animator and director

1959- Hans Nielsen (speedway rider)|Hans Nielsen -Danish motorcycle racer

1960- Temuera Morrison -New Zealand actor

1960- Christian Müller (footballer born 1960)|Christian Müller -German footballer

1960- Jim Toomey -American cartoonist

1961- Andrew Lock -Australian mountaineer

1961- John Lynch (actor)|John Lynch -Irish actor

1962- Mark Starr -American wrestler (d. 2013)

1963- Lars Ulrich -Danish-American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Metallica)

1963- Bill Wennington -Canadian basketball player and sportscaster

1964- Elizabeth Kostova -American author

1966- Jay Farrar -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, and Gob Iron)

1966- Tim Legler -American basketball player and sportscaster

1966- Sandra Taylor -American model and actress

1966- Jay Yuenger -American guitarist and producer (White Zombie (band)|White Zombie)

1968- Tricia Leigh Fisher -American actress and singer

1968- Dennis Knight -American wrestler

1970- Krissada Sukosol Clapp -Thai actor and singer

1970- James Mercer (musician)|James Mercer -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Shins and Broken Bells)

1971- Jared Leto -American singer-songwriter, producer, actor and director (Thirty Seconds to Mars)

1971- Mika Nurmela -Finnish footballer

1971- Jonathan M. Parisen -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1971- Tatiana Sorokko -Russian-American model and journalist

1972- Esteban Fuertes -Argentinian footballer

1972- Shane Meadows -English actor, director, and producer

1972- Robert Muchamore -English author

1973- Paulo Frederico Benevenute -Brazilian footballer

1973- Zach Blair -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hagfish (band)|Hagfish, Gwar, Rise Against, and Only Crime)

1973- Gianluca Faliva -Italian rugby player

1973- Reichen Lehmkuhl -American model and actor

1973- Nobuhiko Matsunaka -Japanese baseball player

1973- Steve Prescott -English rugby player (d. 2013)

1974- Tiffany Brissette -American actress

1974- Josie Ho -Hong Kong singer and actress

1974- Joshua John Miller -American actor

1975- Marcelo Ríos -Chilean tennis player

1976- Lea De Mae -Czech porn actress and model (d. 2004)

1976- Simon Goodwin -Australian footballer and coach

1976- Nadia Litz -Canadian actress and director

1977- Sofia Bekatorou -Greek sailor

1977- Adrienn Hegedűs -Hungarian tennis player

1978- Karel Rüütli -Estonian politician

1978- Kaoru Sugayama -Japanese volleyball player

1979- Fabián Carini -Uruguayan footballer

1979- Chris Daughtry -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Daughtry (band)|Daughtry)

1979- Dimitry Vassiliev -Russian ski jumper

1979- Craig Wing -Australian rugby player

1980- Todd Dunivant -American soccer player

1981- Pablo Canavosio -Argentinian-Italian rugby player

1982- Kenneth Darby -American football player

1982- Shun Oguri -Japanese actor and model

1982- Roxanne Pallett -English actress and singer

1982- Aksel Lund Svindal -Norwegian skier

1984- Ahmed Barusso -Ghanaian footballer

1984- Leonardo Ghiraldini -Italian rugby player

1984- Alex Schwazer -Italian race walker

1985- Beth Behrs -American actress

1985- Yu Shirota -Japanese-Spanish actor and singer (D-Boys)

1986- Hugo Lloris -French footballer

1986- Kit Harington -English actor

1987- Adam Walker (flautist)|Adam Walker -English flute player

1989- Yohan Blake -Jamaican sprinter

1989- Jennica Garcia -Filipino actress

1989- Lecabela Quaresma -São Toméan runner

1989- Ben Schumann -Australian actor

1990- Andy Biersack -American singer-songwriter (Black Veil Brides)

1990- Denis Cheryshev -Russian footballer

1990- Aaron Ramsey -Welsh footballer

1991- Eden Sher -American actress

1992- Kätlin Aas -Estonian model

1992- Cecilia Costa Melgar -Chilean tennis player

1994- Samantha Boscarino -American actress and singer

1994- Souleymane Coulibaly -Ivorian footballer

1995- Zach Mills -American actor

2000- Samuel Sevian -American chess player

History of Deaths


831- Euthymius of Sardis -Byzantine iconodule monk and bishop (b. c. 754)

1350- Jean de Marigny -French archbishop

1458- Arthur III, Duke of Brittany -(b. 1393)

1476- Galeazzo Maria Sforza -Italian husband of Bona of Savoy (b. 1444)

1530- Babur -Mongolian emperor (b. 1483)

1574- Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine -(b. 1524)

1731- Antoine Houdar de la Motte -French author (b. 1672)

1771- Claude Adrien Helvétius -French philosopher and activist (b. 1715)

1780- John Fothergill (physician)|John Fothergill -English physician and botanist (b. 1712)

1784- Seth Warner -American colonel (b. 1743)

1786- Gasparo Gozzi -Italian playwright and critic (b. 1713)

1869- Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille -French physician and physiologist (b. 1797)

1890- Heinrich Schliemann -German-Italian archaeologist and author (b. 1822)

1909- Frederic Remington -American painter and illustrator (b. 1861)

1923- Dietrich Eckart -German journalist and politician (b. 1868)

1925- Jan Letzel -Czech architect, designed the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (b. 1880)

1931- Melvil Dewey -American librarian and educator, created the Dewey Decimal Classification (b. 1851)

1933- Anatoly Lunacharsky -Russian journalist and politician (b. 1875)

1933- Henry Watson Fowler -English lexicographer and educator (b. 1858)

1933- Eduard Vilde -Estonian author and diplomat (b. 1865)

1959- Jack Tresadern -English footballer and manager (b. 1890)

1960- Tetsuro Watsuji -Japanese historian and philosopher (b. 1889)

1963- Gorgeous George -American wrestler (b. 1915)

1966- Herbert Otto Gille -German SS officer (b. 1897)

1966- Guillermo Stábile -Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1905)

1970- Lillian Board -South African-English runner (b. 1948)

1972- Harry S. Truman -American colonel and politician, 33rd President of the United States (b. 1884)

1973- Harold B. Lee -American religious leader, 11th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1899)

1974- Farid al-Atrash -Syrian-Egyptian singer-songwriter, oud player, and actor (b. 1915)

1974- Jack Benny -American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1894)

1974- Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton -Scottish admiral (b. 1890)

1975- Karl Tarvas -Estonian architect (b. 1885)

1976- Yashpal -Indian author (b. 1903)

1977- Howard Hawks -American director and screenwriter (b. 1896)

1980- Tony Smith (sculptor)|Tony Smith -American sculptor and educator (b. 1912)

1981- Savitri (actress)|Savitri -Indian actress, director, and producer (b. 1937)

1981- Amber Reeves -New Zealand-English author and scholar (b. 1887)

1983- Violet Carson -English actress and singer (b. 1898)

1984- Sheila Andrews -American singer (b. 1953)

1985- Margarete Schön -German actress (b. 1895)

1986- Elsa Lanchester -English-American actress and singer (b. 1902)

1988- Glenn McCarthy -American businessman, founded the Shamrock Hotel (b. 1907)

1988- Pablo Sorozábal -German-Spanish composer (b. 1897)

1989- Doug Harvey (ice hockey)|Doug Harvey -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1924)

1990- Gene Callahan (production designer)|Gene Callahan -American art director and production designer (b. 1923)

1992- Nikita Magaloff -Georgian-Russian pianist (b. 1912)

1994- Parveen Shakir -Pakistani civil servant and poet (b. 1952)

1996- Kostas Palios -Greek actor (b. 1926)

1997- Cornelius Castoriadis -Greek economist and philosopher (b. 1922)

1999- Curtis Mayfield -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Impressions) (b. 1942)

1999- Shankar Dayal Sharma -Indian politician, 9th President of India (b. 1918)

2000- Jason Robards -American actor and singer (b. 1922)

2001- Nigel Hawthorne -English actor and producer (b. 1929)

2002- Herb Ritts -American photographer and director (b. 1952)

2002- Armand Zildjian -American businessman, founded the Avedis Zildjian Company (b. 1921)

2004- Troy Broadbridge -Australian footballer (b. 1980)

2004- Jonathan Drummond-Webb -South African surgeon and academic (b. 1959)

2004- Marianne Heiberg -Norwegian diplomat (b. 1945)

2004- Poom Jensen -American son of Ubolratana Rajakanya (b. 1983)

2004- Sigurd Køhn -Norwegian saxophonist and composer (b. 1959)

2004- Angus Ogilvy -English businessman (b. 1928)

2004- Aki Sirkesalo -Finnish singer-songwriter (b. 1962)

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

2004- Reggie White -American football player (b. 1961)

2005- Muriel Costa-Greenspon -American soprano (b. 1937)

2005- Ted Ditchburn -English footballer and manager (b. 1921)

2005- Kerry Packer -Australian publisher and businessman (b. 1937)

2005- Viacheslav Platonov -Russian volleyball player and coach (b. 1939)

2005- Vincent Schiavelli -American actor (b. 1948)

2005- Erich Topp -German commander (b. 1914)

2006- Gerald Ford -American commander, lawyer, and politician, 38th President of the United States (b. 1913)

2006- Ivar Formo -Norwegian skier (b. 1951)

2006- Munir Niazi -Pakistani poet (b. 1928)

2007- Joe Dolan -Irish singer (b. 1943)

2007- Stu Nahan -American sportscaster (b. 1926)

2008- Gösta Krantz -Swedish actor (b. 1925)

2009- Felix Wurman -American cellist and composer (b. 1958)

2010- Edward Bhengu -South African activist (b. 1934)

2010- Teena Marie -American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1956)

2011- Houston Antwine -American football player (b. 1939)

2011- Pedro Armendáriz, Jr. -Mexican-American actor and producer (b. 1940)

2011- Sarekoppa Bangarappa -Indian politician, 15th Chief Minister of Karnataka (b. 1932)

2011- Joe Bodolai -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1948)

2011- Fred Fono -Solomon politician (b. 1962)

2011- Sam Rivers -American flute player and composer (b. 1923)

2011- James Rizzi -American painter and illustrator (b. 1950)

2012- Abdul Ghafoor Ahmed -Pakistani educator and politician (b. 1927)

2012- Gerry Anderson -English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

2012- Fontella Bass -American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)

2012- Paul T. Bateman -American theorist and scholar (b. 1919)

2012- E. Porter Hatcher Jr. -American politician (b. 1936)

2012- Gerald McDermott -American author and illustrator (b. 1941)

2012- Ibrahim Tannous -Lebanese general (b. 1929)

2012- Rebecca Tarbotton -Canadian-American activist (b. 1973)

2013- Malena Alvarado -Venezuelan actress (b. 1954)

2013- Paul Blair (baseball)|Paul Blair -American baseball player and coach (b. 1944)

2013- E. Otis Charles -American bishop (b. 1926)

2013- Davide Lufrano Chaves -Italian-English guitarist (Alejandro Toledo and the Magic Tombolinos) (b. 1983)

2013- Marta Eggerth -Hungarian-American actress and singer (b. 1912)

2013- Dr. Tangalanga -Argentinian comedian and actor (b. 1916)

2013- Sally Vincent -English journalist (b. 1937)