This Day in History

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Day History: December-27

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History

537-The Hagia Sophia -is completed.

1512-The Spain|Spanish -Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regard to Indigenous peoples of the Americas|native Indians in the New World.

1655- Second Northern War -the Deluge (history)|Deluge: Monks at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa are successful in fending off a Siege of Jasna Góra|month-long siege.

1657-The Flushing Remonstrance -is signed.

1703- Portugal -and England sign the Methuen Treaty which gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England.

1814- War of 1812 -The United States|American schooner USS Carolina (1812)|USS ''Carolina'' is destroyed. It was the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's makeshift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans.

1831- Charles Darwin -embarks on Second voyage of HMS Beagle|his journey aboard the HMS Beagle|HMS ''Beagle'', during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution.

1836-The worst ever Lewes avalanche|avalanche -in England occurs at Lewes, Sussex, killing 8 people.

1845- Diethyl ether|Ether -anesthetic is used for childbirth for the first time by Dr. Crawford Long in Jefferson, Georgia.

1845-Journalist John L. O'Sullivan -writing in his newspaper the ''New York Morning News'', argues that the United States had the right to claim the entire Oregon Country "by the right of our manifest destiny".

1911-" Jana Gana Mana -, the national anthem of India, is first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.

1918-The Greater Poland Uprising (1918–1919)|Great Poland Uprising -against the Germany|Germans begins.

1922- Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō -becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world.

1923- Daisuke Namba -a Japanese student, tries to assassinate the Prince Regent Hirohito.

1927-'' Show Boat -', considered to be the first true American Musical theatre|musical play, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway theatre|Broadway.

1929- General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union|Soviet General Secretary -Joseph Stalin orders the "Dekulakization|liquidation of the kulaks as a class", ostensibly as an effort to spread socialism to the countryside.

1932- Radio City Music Hall -"Showplace of the Nation", opens in New York City|New York, New York.

1939- Erzincan -Turkey is hit by an 1939 Erzincan earthquake|earthquake, killing 30,000.

1939- Winter War -Finland holds off a Soviet Union|Soviet attack in the Battle of Kelja.

1942-The Union of Pioneers of Yugoslavia -is founded.

1945-The World Bank -and International Monetary Fund are created with the signing of an agreement by 29 nations.

1949- Indonesian National Revolution -The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence. End of the Dutch East Indies.

1966-The Cave of Swallows -the largest known cave shaft in the world, is discovered in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

1968- Apollo program -''Apollo 8'' splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.

1978-Spain becomes a democracy -after 40 years of dictatorship.

1979- The Soviet Union Soviet war in Afghanistan|invades -the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.

1983- Pope John Paul II -visits Mehmet Ali Ağca in Rebibbia's prison and personally forgives him for the 1981 attack on him in St. Peter's Square.

1985- Palestinian people|Palestinian -guerrillas Rome and Vienna airport attacks|kill eighteen people inside the airports of Rome, Italy, and Vienna, Austria.

1989-The Romanian Revolution -concludes, as the last minor street confrontations and stray shootings abruptly end in the country's capital, Bucharest.

1996- Taliban -forces retake the strategic Bagram Airfield which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul, Afghanistan.

1997-Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright (loyalist)|Billy Wright -is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

2001- China -is granted permanent Permanent normal trade relations|normal trade relations with the United States.

2002- 2002 Grozny truck bombing|Two truck bombs -kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia.

2004- Radiation -from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet.

2007-Former Pakistan -prime minister Benazir Bhutto is Assassination of Benazir Bhutto|assassinated in a shooting incident.

2007-Riots erupt in Mombasa -Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of the Kenyan presidential election, 2007|presidential election, triggering a 2007–08 Kenyan crisis|political, economic, and humanitarian crisis.

2008- Gaza War (2008–09)|Operation Cast Lead -Israel launches 3-week operation on Gaza.

2009- 2009–2010 Iranian election protests|Iranian election protests -On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, Iran, government security forces Ashura protests|fire upon demonstrators.

Famous Birthdays

1390- Anne de Mortimer -Irish wife of Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (d. 1411)

1571- Johannes Kepler -German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer (d. 1630)

1572- Johannes Vodnianus Campanus -Czech poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1622)

1683- Conyers Middleton -English clergyman and theologian (d. 1750)

1714- George Whitefield -English-American preacher and saint (d. 1770)

1715- Philippe de Noailles -French soldier (d. 1794)

1721- François Hemsterhuis -Dutch philosopher and author (d. 1790)

1761- Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly -Russian field marshal and politician (d. 1818)

1773- George Cayley -English engineer and politician (d. 1857)

1776- Nikolay Kamensky -Russian general (d. 1811)

1796- Ghalib|Mirza Ghalib -Indian poet (d. 1869)

1803- François-Marie-Thomas Chevalier de Lorimier -Canadian activist (d. 1839)

1809- Alexandros Rizos Rangavis -Greek poet and politician, List of foreign ministers of Greece|Foreign Minister of Greece (d. 1892)

1822- Louis Pasteur -French chemist and microbiologist (d. 1895)

1823- Mackenzie Bowell -English-Canadian journalist and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1917)

1832- Pavel Tretyakov -Russian businessman and philanthropist, founded the Tretyakov Gallery (d. 1897)

1858- Juan Luis Sanfuentes -Chilean lawyer and politician, 17th President of Chile (d. 1930)

1863- Louis Lincoln Emmerson -American politician, 27th Governor of Illinois (d. 1941)

1864- Hermann-Paul -French painter and illustrator (d. 1940)

1879- Sydney Greenstreet -English-American actor and singer (d. 1954)

1883- Cyrus S. Eaton -Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1979)

1888- Thea von Harbou -German actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 1954)

1892- Alfred Edwin McKay -Canadian captain and pilot (d. 1917)

1896- Louis Bromfield -American author and theorist (d. 1956)

1896- Maurice De Waele -Belgian cyclist (d. 1952)

1896- Carl Zuckmayer -German author and playwright (d. 1977)

1900- Hans Stuck -German race car driver (d. 1978)

1901- Marlene Dietrich -German-American actress and singer (d. 1992)

1901- Irene Handl -English actress (d. 1987)

1904- René Bonnet -French racing driver and automobile constructor (d. 1983)

1906- Oscar Levant -American pianist, composer, and actor (d. 1972)

1907- Sebastian Haffner -German journalist and author (d. 1999)

1907- Mary Howard (romance novelist)|Mary Howard -English author (d. 1991)

1907- Conrad L. Raiford -American baseball player and activist (d. 2002)

1907- Willem van Otterloo -Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1978)

1909- James Riddell -English skier and author (d. 2000)

1910- Charles Olson -American poet and educator (d. 1970)

1911- Anna Russell -English-Canadian singer and actress (d. 2006)

1914- Jack Latham -American actor, and news anchor (d. 1987)

1915- Mary Kornman -American actress (d. 1973)

1915- William Masters -American gynecologist, author, and academic (d. 2001)

1915- Gyula Zsengellér -Hungarian footballer manager and (d. 1999)

1916- Werner Baumbach -German pilot (d. 1953)

1917- T. Nadaraja -Sri Lankan lawyer and academic (d. 2004)

1917- Onni Palaste -Finnish soldier and author (d. 2009)

1918- John Celardo -American illustrator (d. 2012)

1919- Charles Sweeney -American general (d. 2004)

1920- Bruce Hobbs -American jockey and trainer (d. 2005)

1923- Bruno Bobak -Polish-Canadian painter and educator (d. 2012)

1924- James A. McClure -American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2011)

1924- Hung Sin-nui -Chinese actress and singer (d. 2013)

1925- Maurice Bambier -French politician (d. 1994)

1925- Michel Piccoli -French actor, singer, director, and producer

1926- Jerome Courtland -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)

1927- Antony Gardner -English politician (d. 2011)

1927- Nityanand Swami (politician)|Nityanand Swami -Indian politician, 1st Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (d. 2012)

1927- Audrey Wagner -American baseball player, obstetrician, and gynecologist (d. 1984)

1930- Marshall Sahlins -American anthropologist and academic

1930- Wilfrid Sheed -English-American author (d. 2011)

1931- Scotty Moore -American guitarist (The Blue Moon Boys)

1934- Christopher Benjamin -English actor

1934- Larisa Latynina -Ukrainian gymnast

1934- Jeffrey Sterling, Baron Sterling of Plaistow -English businessman

1935- Michael Turnbull -English bishop

1936- Eve Uusmees -Estonian swimmer and coach

1938- Stanislav Stanojevic -Serbian-French actor, director, and screenwriter

1939- John Amos -American actor

1941- Miles Aiken -American basketball player and coach

1941- Mike Pinder -English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (The Moody Blues)

1941- Nolan Richardson -American basketball player and coach

1942- Byron Browne -American baseball player

1942- Charmian Carr -American actress and singer

1942- Thomas Menino -American politician, 53rd Mayor of Boston

1942- Ron Rothstein -American basketball player and coach

1943- Cokie Roberts -American journalist and author

1943- Joan Manuel Serrat -Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1943- Peter Sinfield -English songwriter and producer

1943- Roy White -American baseball player and coach

1944- Mick Jones (Foreigner)|Mick Jones -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Foreigner (band)|Foreigner and Spooky Tooth)

1944- Tracy Nelson (singer)|Tracy Nelson -American singer-songwriter (Mother Earth (band)|Mother Earth)

1946- Lenny Kaye -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1946- Joe Kinnear -Irish footballer and manager

1946- Joyce Spiliotis -American politician (d. 2012)

1946- Janet Street-Porter -English journalist and producer

1946- Polly Toynbee -English journalist

1947- Bill Eadie -American wrestler

1947- Janet Perry -American soprano

1947- Willy Polleunis -Belgian runner

1947- Mickey Redmond -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1947- Doug Livermore -English footballer and manager

1948- Gérard Depardieu -French actor, singer, and producer

1950- Haris Alexiou -Greek singer-songwriter

1950- Roberto Bettega -Italian footballer

1950- Terry Bozzio -American drummer and songwriter (Missing Persons (band)|Missing Persons UK (band)|UK, and HoBoLeMa)

1950- Morgan Chu -American lawyer

1950- Doug Stone (voice actor)|Doug Stone -Canadian voice actor and singer

1951- Ernesto Zedillo -Mexican economist and politician, 54th President of Mexico

1952- Karla Bonoff -American singer-songwriter (Bryndle)

1952- Tovah Feldshuh -American actress, singer, and playwright

1952- Jay Hill -Canadian politician

1952- David Knopfler -Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Dire Straits)

1952- Raimund Krauth -German footballer (d. 2012)

1953- Arthur Kent -Canadian television journalist

1954- Mandie Fletcher -English director, producer, and production manager

1955- E. E. Bell -American actor

1955- Brad Murphey -Australian race car driver

1955- Barbara Olson -American journalist and author (d. 2001)

1957- Jerry Gaskill -American drummer (King's X)

1957- Greg Mortenson -American humanitarian and author

1957- Dane Witherspoon -American actor (d. 2014)

1958- Barbara Crampton -American actress

1958- Steve Jones (golfer)|Steve Jones -American golfer

1958- Norbert Schmitz -German footballer (d. 1998)

1959- Gerina Dunwich -American astrologer, historian, and author

1959- Andre Tippett -American football player

1960- Maryam d'Abo -English actress and producer

1960- Victoria Paige Meyerink -American actress and producer

1960- Donald Nally -American conductor and academic

1962- Mark Few -American basketball player and coach

1962- John Kampfner -Singaporean journalist

1962- Bill Self -American basketball player and coach

1962- Sherri Steinhauer -American golfer

1962- Sara Thornton (police officer)|Sara Thornton -English police officer

1962- Pierlucio Tinazzi -Italian security guard (d. 1999)

1963- Gaspar Noé -Argentinian-French director and screenwriter

1964- Ian Gomez -American actor

1964- Theresa Randle -American actress

1965- Salman Khan -Indian actor and singer

1965- Chris Mainwaring -Australian footballer (d. 2007)

1966- Wendy Coakley-Thompson -American-Bahamian author

1966- Marianne Elliott (director)|Marianne Elliott -English director and producer

1966- Bill Goldberg -American football player, wrestler, and actor

1966- Eva LaRue -American actress

1966- Fabian Núñez -American politician

1969- Jean-Christophe Boullion -French race car driver

1969- Sarah Vowell -American author and journalist

1970- Chyna -American wrestler and actress

1970- Brendon Cook -Australian race car driver

1970- Tracey Cherelle Jones -American actress

1970- Lorenzo Neal -American football player

1971- Sergei Bodrov, Jr. -Russian actor and screenwriter (d. 2002)

1971- Duncan Ferguson -Scottish footballer

1971- Guthrie Govan -English guitarist (GPS (band)|GPS, The Aristocrats (band)|The Aristocrats, and Asia (band)|Asia)

1971- Savannah Guthrie -American lawyer and journalist

1971- Jason Hawes -American paranormal investigator and author, founded The Atlantic Paranormal Society

1971- Bryan Smolinski -American ice hockey player

1972- Thomas Wilson Brown -American actor

1972- Colin Charvis -English rugby player

1972- Kevin Ollie -American basketball player and coach

1972- Matt Slocum -American guitarist and songwriter (Sixpence None the Richer)

1973- Tabatha Cash -French pornographic actress

1973- Wilson Cruz -American actor

1973- Luka Grubor -Croatian-English rower

1973- Kristoffer Zegers -Dutch pianist and composer

1974- Masi Oka -Japanese-American actor and visual effects designer

1974- Fumiko Orikasa -Japanese voice actress and singer

1974- Jay Pandolfo -American ice hockey player

1974- Édgar Ponce -Mexican actor and dancer (d. 2005)

1975- Heather O'Rourke -American actress (d. 1988)

1976- Nikolaos Georgeas -Greek footballer

1976- Piotr Morawski -Polish mountaineer (d. 2009)

1976- Fernando Pisani -Canadian-Italian ice hockey player

1976- Aaron Stanford -American actor

1977- Jacqueline Pillon -Canadian actress

1978- Deuce McAllister -American football player

1979- David Dunn -English footballer

1979- Carson Palmer -American football player

1980- Bernard Berrian -American football player

1980- Antonio Cesaro -Swiss-American wrestler

1980- Cas Haley -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1980- Dahntay Jones -American basketball player

1980- Meelis Kompus -Estonian journalist

1981- David Aardsma -American baseball player

1981- Emilie de Ravin -Australian actress

1981- Javine Hylton -English singer

1981- Moise Joseph -American-Haitian runner

1981- Patrick Sharp -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Erin E. Stead -American illustrator

1983- Anthony Boric -New Zealand rugby player

1983- Cole Hamels -American baseball player

1984- Andrejs Perepļotkins -Ukrainian-Latvian footballer

1984- Pleasure P -American singer-songwriter and producer (Pretty Ricky)

1984- Gilles Simon -French tennis player

1985- Logan Bailly -Belgian footballer

1985- Jérôme d'Ambrosio -Belgian race car driver

1985- Paul Stastny -Canadian-American ice hockey player

1988- Zavon Hines -Jamaican-English footballer

1988- Rick Porcello -American baseball player

1988- Ok Taecyeon -South Korean rapper, dancer, and actor (2PM)

1988- Hayley Williams -American singer-songwriter (Paramore)

1989- Ingrid Várgas Calvo -Peruvian tennis player

1990- Lazaro Arbos -Cuban-American singer

1990- Max Lindholm -Finnish figure skater

1990- Milos Raonic -Canadian tennis player

1991- Chloe Bridges -American actress

1991- Danny Wilson (footballer born 1991)|Danny Wilson -Scottish footballer

1992- Joel Indermitte -Estonian footballer

1992- Maicel Uibo -Estonian decathlete

1995- Mark Lapidus -Estonian chess player

1997- Ana Konjuh -Croatian tennis player

History of Deaths

683- Emperor Gaozong of Tang -(b. 628)

1076- Sviatoslav II of Kiev -(b. 1027)

1087- Bertha of Savoy -(b. 1051)

1381- Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March -English politician (b. 1352)

1543- George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach -(b. 1484)

1548- Francesco Spiera -Italian jurist (b. 1502)

1603- Thomas Cartwright (theologian)|Thomas Cartwright -English clergyman and theologian (b. 1535)

1704- Hans Albrecht von Barfus -Prussian field marshal and politician (b. 1635)

1707- Jean Mabillon -French monk and scholar (b. 1632)

1737- William Bowyer (1663–1737)|William Bowyer -English printer (b. 1663)

1743- Hyacinthe Rigaud -French painter (b. 1659)

1771- Henri Pitot -French engineer, invented the Pitot tube (b. 1695)

1782- Henry Home, Lord Kames -Scottish judge and philosopher (b. 1697)

1800- Hugh Blair -Scottish minister and author (b. 1718)

1812- Joanna Southcott -English prophet (b. 1750)

1834- Charles Lamb -English author (b. 1775)

1836- Stephen F. Austin -American soldier and politician (b. 1793)

1858- Alexandre Pierre François Boëly -French pianist and composer (b. 1785)

1896- John Brown (industrialist)|John Brown -English businessman and politician (b. 1816)

1900- William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong -English engineer and businessman, founded Armstrong Whitworth (b. 1810)

1914- Charles Martin Hall -American chemist and engineer (b. 1863)

1919- Achilles Alferaki -Russian-Greek composer (b. 1846)

1923- Gustave Eiffel -French architect and engineer, co-designed the Eiffel Tower (b. 1832)

1938- Calvin Bridges -American geneticist and academic (b. 1889)

1938- Osip Mandelstam -Polish-Russian poet and critic (b. 1891)

1943- Ants Kurvits -Estonian general and politician, 10th Estonian Minister of War (b. 1887)

1950- Max Beckmann -German-American painter and sculptor (b. 1884)

1952- Patrick Joseph Hartigan -Australian priest, author, and educator (b. 1878)

1953- Julian Tuwim -Polish poet and author (b. 1894)

1955- Alfred Carpenter -English admiral (b. 1881)

1956- Lambert McKenna -Irish priest and lexicographer (b. 1870)

1958- Harry Warner -Polish-American film producer, co-founded Warner Bros. (b. 1881)

1960- Jakob "Jackie" Gerlich -Austrian-American actor (b. 1917)

1965- Edgar Ende -German painter (b. 1901)

1972- Lester B. Pearson -Canadian historian and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

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

1974- Amy Vanderbilt -American author (b 1908)

1978- Chris Bell (musician)|Chris Bell -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Big Star) (b. 1951)

1978- Houari Boumediene -Algerian colonel and politician, 2nd President of Algeria (b. 1932)

1978- Bob Luman -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)

1979- Hafizullah Amin -Afghan educator and politician, 2nd President of Afghanistan (b. 1929)

1981- Hoagy Carmichael -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1899)

1982- Jack Swigert -American pilot, astronaut, and politician (b. 1931)

1985- Jean Rondeau -French race car driver (b. 1946)

1986- George Dangerfield -English-American historian and journalist (b. 1904)

1986- Dumas Malone -American historian and author (b. 1892)

1988- Hal Ashby -American director and producer (b. 1929)

1992- Kay Boyle -American author, poet, and educator (b. 1902)

1993- Feliks Kibbermann -Estonian chess player and philologist (b. 1902)

1993- Evald Mikson -Estonian footballer (b. 1911)

1993- André Pilette -Belgian race car driver (b. 1918)

1994- Fanny Cradock -English chief, author, and critic (b. 1909)

1994- J. B. L. Reyes -Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1902)

1995- Shura Cherkassky -Ukrainian-American pianist (b. 1909)

1995- Genrikh Kasparyan -Armenian chess player (b. 1910)

1995- Konstantinos Kypriotis -Greek martial artist (b. 1954)

1997- Brendan Gill -American journalist and author (b. 1914)

1997- Billy Wright (loyalist)|Billy Wright -English-Irish commander (b. 1960)

2002- George Roy Hill -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

2003- Alan Bates -English actor and singer (b. 1934)

2003- Iván Calderón (baseball)|Iván Calderón -Puerto Rican baseball player (b. 1962)

2003- Vestal Goodman -American singer (b. 1929)

2004- Hank Garland -American guitarist (b. 1930)

2004- Alfredo Rostgaard -Cuban visual artist (b. 1943)

2005- C. William Doody|William Doody -Canadian politician (b. 1931)

2007- Benazir Bhutto -Pakistani politician, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1953)

2007- Jerzy Kawalerowicz -Polish director and screenwriter (b. 1922)

2007- Jaan Kross -Estonian author (b. 1920)

2008- Delaney Bramlett -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Delaney & Bonnie) (b. 1939)

2008- Robert Graham (sculptor)|Robert Graham -Mexican-American sculptor (b. 1938)

2009- Isaac Schwartz -Ukrainian-Russian composer (b. 1923)

2011- Catê -Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1973)

2011- Michael Dummett -English soldier, philosopher, and academic (b. 1925)

2011- Helen Frankenthaler -American painter and educator (b. 1928)

2011- Johnny Wilson (ice hockey)|Johnny Wilson -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1929)

2012- Valentin Boreyko -Russian rower (b. 1933)

2012- Harry Carey, Jr. -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

2012- Lloyd Charmers -Jamaican singer, keyboard player, and producer (The Uniques (Jamaican group)|The Uniques) (b. 1938)

2012- Hamid Ghodse -Iranian-English psychiatrist and academic (b. 1938)

2012- Sohrab Hossain -Bangladeshi singer (b. 1922)

2012- Jorma Kortelainen -Finnish skier (b. 1932)

2012- Tingye Li -Chinese-American physicist and engineer (b. 1931)

2012- Edgar May -American journalist and politician (b. 1929)

2012- Archie Roy -Scottish astronomer and academic (b. 1924)

2012- Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. -American general (b. 1934)

2012- Jesco von Puttkamer -German-American engineer (b. 1933)

2012- Mlađa Veselinović -Serbian actor (b. 1915)

2012- Salt Walther -American race car driver (b. 1947)

2013- Richard Ambler -English-Scottish biologist and academic (b. 1933)

2013- Mohamad Chatah -Lebanese economist and politician, Ministry of Finance (Lebanon)|Lebanese Minister of Finance (b. 1951)

2013- Gianna D'Angelo -American soprano and educator (b. 1929)

2013- Boyd Lee Dunlop -American pianist (b. 1926)

2013- Peter John Harding -English air marshal (b. 1940)

2013- John Matheson -Canadian colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1917)

2013- Gunn Olsen -Norwegian politician (b. 1952)

2013- Farooq Sheikh -Indian actor (b. 1948)