This Day in History

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Day History: December-8

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Events History


395- Later Yan -is defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope.

757- Du Fu -returns to Chang'an as a member of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang China|Emperor Xuanzong's court, after having escaped the city during the An Lushan Rebellion.

1432-The first battle between the forces of Švitrigaila -and Sigismund Kęstutaitis is fought near the town of Ashmyany|Oszmiana (Ashmyany), launching the most active phase of the Lithuanian Civil War (1431–1435)|Lithuanian Civil War.

1560-The city of Guarulhos -is founded.

1596- Luis de Carabajal the younger -one of the first Jewish authors in the Americas, died in an auto-da-fé during the Spanish Inquisition in Mexico City.

1660-A woman (either Margaret Hughes -or Anne Marshall) appears on an England|English public stage for the first time, in the role of Desdemona (Othello)|Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play ''Othello''.

1813-Premier of Symphony No. 7 (Beethoven)|Beethoven's Seventh Symphony -

1854-In his Apostolic constitution -''Ineffabilis Deus'', Pope Pius IX proclaims the dogmatic definition of Immaculate Conception, which holds that the Mary (mother of Jesus)|Virgin Mary was conceived free of original sin.

1907-King Gustaf V of Sweden -accedes to the Monarchy of Sweden|Swedish throne.

1912-Leaders of the German Empire -hold an German Imperial War Council of 8 December 1912|Imperial War Council to discuss the possibility that war might break out.

1914- World War I -A squadron of Britain's Royal Navy defeats an inferior squadron of the Imperial German High Seas Fleet in the Battle of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.

1927-The Brookings Institution -one of the United States' oldest think tanks, is founded through the merger of three organizations that had been created by philanthropist Robert S. Brookings.

1941- World War II -U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares December 7 to be "Infamy Speech|a date which will live in infamy", after which United States declaration of war upon Japan|the U.S. declares war on Japan.

1941-World War II: Japanese forces simultaneously invade Japanese invasion of Malaya|Malaya -Japanese invasion of Thailand|Thailand, Battle of Hong Kong|Hong Kong, Philippines Campaign (1941–42)|the Philippines, and Dutch East Indies campaign|the Dutch East Indies. (See December 7 for the concurrent attack on Pearl Harbor in the Western Hemisphere.)

1949-The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East -is established to provide aid to Palestinian refugees who left their homes during the 1948 Palestinian exodus.

1953-U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower -delivers his "Atoms for Peace" speech, which leads to an American program to supply equipment and information on nuclear power to schools, hospitals, and research institutions around the world.

1962-Workers at four New York City newspapers (this later increases to nine) 1962–63 New York City newspaper strike|go on strike -for 114 days.

1963- Pan Am Flight 214 -a Boeing 707, is struck by lightning and crashes near Elkton, Maryland, killing all 81 people on board.

1966-The Greece|Greek -ship {{SS|Heraklion}} sinks in a storm in the Aegean Sea, killing over 200.

1969-An Olympic Airways -Douglas DC-6 Olympic Airways Flight 954|strikes a mountain outside of Keratea, Greece, killing 90—the worst crash of a DC-6.

1971- Indo-Pakistani War of 1971|Indo-Pakistani War -The Indian Navy Operation Python|launches an attack on West Pakistan's port city of Karachi.

1972- United Airlines Flight 553 -a Boeing 737, crashes after aborting its landing attempt at Chicago Midway International Airport, killing 45. The crash is the first-ever loss of a Boeing 737.

1974-A Greek plebiscite, 1974|plebiscite -results in the abolition of Monarchy of Greece|monarchy in Greece.

1980- John Lennon -Death of John Lennon|is murdered by Mark David Chapman in front of The Dakota in New York City.

1982-In Suriname -December murders|several opponents of the military government are killed.

1987-The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty -is signed.

1987- Frank Vitkovic -Queen Street Massacre|shoots and kills eight people at the Australia Post building in Melbourne, Australia|Melbourne, before jumping to his death.

1987-The 1987 Alianza Lima air disaster|Alianza Lima air disaster -occurs.

1987-An Israeli army tank transporter kills four Palestinian refugee -and injures seven others during a traffic accident at the Erez Crossing on the Israel–Gaza Strip barrier|Israel–Gaza Strip border, sparking the First Intifada.

1988-A United States Air Force -Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II|A-10 Thunderbolt II 1988 Remscheid A-10 crash|crashes into an apartment complex in Remscheid, Germany, killing 5 people and injuring 50 others.

1991-The leaders of Russia -Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.

1991-The Romanian Constitution -is adopted in a referendum.

1998- Tadjena massacre|Eighty-one people are killed -by armed groups in Algeria.

2004-The Cuzco Declaration -is signed in Cusco|Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.

2007-Three unidentified gunmen storm an office of Benazir Bhutto -s Pakistan Peoples Party in Balochistan. Three PPP supporters are killed.

2009- December 2009 Baghdad bombings|Bombings -in Baghdad, Iraq, kill 127 and injure 448.

2010-With the COTS Demo Flight 1|second launch -of the SpaceX Falcon 9 and the first launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first private company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.

2010-The Japanese solar-sail -spacecraft IKAROS passes the planet Venus at a distance of about 80,800 km.

Famous Birthdays


1412- Astorre II Manfredi -Lord of Imola and Faenza (d. 1468)

1542- Mary, Queen of Scots -(d. 1587)

1574- Maria Anna of Bavaria (1574–1616)|Maria Anna of Bavaria -(d. 1616)

1678- Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole -English politician and diplomat, British Ambassador to France (d. 1757)

1699- Maria Josepha of Austria -(d. 1757)

1708- Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 1765)

1724- Claude Balbastre -French organist and composer (d. 1799)

1730- Jan Ingenhousz -Dutch physician, physiologist, and botanist (d. 1799)

1731- František Xaver Dušek -Czech pianist and composer (d. 1799)

1756- Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria -(d. 1801)

1765- Eli Whitney -American engineer, invented the cotton gin (d. 1825)

1795- Peter Andreas Hansen -Danish astronomer and mathematician (d. 1874)

1815- Adolph Menzel -German painter and illustrator (d. 1905)

1816- August Belmont -Prussian-American financier and diplomat, 16th United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (d. 1890)

1817- Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs -Danish politician, 10th Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1896)

1818- Charles III, Prince of Monaco -(d. 1889)

1822- Jakov Ignjatović -Hungarian-Serbian author (d. 1889)

1832- Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson -Norwegian-French author and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1910)

1860- Amanda McKittrick Ros -Irish author and poet (d. 1939)

1861- William C. Durant -American businessman, founded General Motors and Chevrolet (d. 1947)

1861- Aristide Maillol -French sculptor and painter (d. 1944)

1861- Georges Méliès -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1938)

1862- Georges Feydeau -French playwright (d. 1921)

1864- Camille Claudel -French illustrator and sculptor (d. 1943)

1865- Rüdiger von der Goltz -German general (d. 1946)

1865- Jacques Hadamard -French mathematician and academic (d. 1963)

1865- Jean Sibelius -Finnish pianist and composer (d. 1957)

1874- Ernst Moro -Austrian physician and pediatrician (d. 1951)

1875- Frederik Buch -Danish actor (d. 1925)

1877- Paul Ladmirault -French composer (d. 1944)

1880- Johannes Aavik -Estonian linguist and philologist (d. 1973)

1886- Diego Rivera -Mexican painter (d. 1957)

1886- Albert Üksip -Estonian actor and botanist (d. 1966)

1890- Bohuslav Martinů -Czech-American composer (d. 1959)

1892- Marcus Lee Hansen -American historian, author, and academic (d. 1938)

1894- E. C. Segar -American cartoonist, created ''Popeye'' (d. 1938)

1894- James Thurber -American author and illustrator (d. 1961)

1894- Marthe Vinot -French actress (d. 1974)

1899- John Qualen -Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1987)

1900- Sun Li-jen -Chinese general and politician (d. 1990)

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

1902- Wifredo Lam -Cuban-French painter (d. 1982)

1908- John A. Volpe -American soldier and politician, 61st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1994)

1909- Lesslie Newbigin -English bishop and theologian (d. 1998)

1909- Gratien Gélinas -Canadian actor, director, and producer (d. 1999)

1911- Nikos Gatsos -Greek poet and songwriter (d. 1992)

1913- Delmore Schwartz -American poet and author (d. 1966)

1915- Ernest Lehman -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1916- Richard Fleischer -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

1918- Gérard Souzay -French opera singer (d. 2004)

1919- Peter Tali Coleman -Samoan-American lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of American Samoa (d. 1997)

1919- Julia Robinson -American mathematician and theorist (d. 1985)

1922- Lucian Freud -German-English painter (d. 2011)

1922- Jean Ritchie -American singer-songwriter

1923- Rudolph Pariser -Chinese-American soldier and chemist

1924- Lionel Gilbert -Australian historian, author, and academic

1925- Sammy Davis, Jr. -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1990)

1925- Carmen Martín Gaite -Spanish author and poet (d. 2000)

1925- Jimmy Smith (musician)|Jimmy Smith -American organist (d. 2005)

1927- Ferdie Pacheco -American physician and author

1927- Vladimir Shatalov -Kazakhstani general, pilot, and astronaut

1928- Bill Hewitt -Canadian sportscaster (d. 1996)

1928- Ulric Neisser -German-American psychologist, neuroscientist, and academic (d. 2012)

1929- Paddy O'Byrne -Irish radio host and actor (d. 2013)

1930- Julian Critchley -English politician (d. 2000)

1930- Maximilian Schell -Austrian-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1931- Bob Arum -American boxing promoter, founded Top Rank

1933- Flip Wilson -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1935- Dharmendra -Indian actor, producer, and politician

1935- Tatiana Zatulovskaya -Russian-Israeli chess player

1936- David Carradine -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2009)

1936- Michael Hobson -American publisher

1937- James MacArthur -American actor (d. 2010)

1937- Arne Næss, Jr. -German-Norwegian mountaineer and businessman (d. 2004)

1939- Red Berenson -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1939- Jerry Butler -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Impressions)

1939- James Galway -Irish flute player

1939- Dariush Mehrjui -Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter

1939- Soko Richardson -American drummer (Kings of Rhythm and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers) (d. 2004)

1940- Brant Alyea -American baseball player

1941- Ed Brinkman -American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)

1941- Bob Brown (offensive lineman)|Bob Brown -American football player

1941- Duke Cunningham -American commander and politician

1941- Bobby Elliott -English drummer (The Hollies)

1941- Geoff Hurst -English footballer and manager

1943- Slick (wrestling)|Slick -American wrestler and manager

1943- Jim Morrison -American singer-songwriter and poet (The Doors and Rick & the Ravens) (d. 1971)

1943- Bodo Tümmler -German runner

1943- Mary Woronov -American actress, director, and screenwriter

1943- Larry Martin -American paleontologist and ornithologist (d. 2013)

1943- James Tate (writer)|James Tate -American poet and academic

1944- George Baker (musician)|George Baker -Dutch singer-songwriter

1944- Ted Irvine -Canadian ice hockey player

1944- Vince MacLean -Canadian educator and politician

1945- John Banville -Irish author and journalist

1946- John Rubinstein -American actor, director, and composer

1946- Sharmila Tagore -Indian actress

1947- Chava Alberstein -Polish-Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947- Gregg Allman -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band and Hour Glass (band)|Hour Glass)

1947- Gérard Blanc -French singer and guitarist (d. 2009)

1947- Thomas Cech -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1947- Kati-Claudia Fofonoff -Finnish author and poet

1947- Bruce Kimmel -American actor, director, writer and music producer

1948- Luis Caffarelli -Argentinian-American mathematician and academic

1949- Mary Gordon (writer)|Mary Gordon -American author and academic

1949- Nancy Meyers -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1949- Ray Shulman -English violinist, guitarist, and producer (Simon Dupree and the Big Sound and Gentle Giant)

1949- Robert Sternberg -American psychologist and academic

1950- Rick Baker (makeup artist)|Rick Baker -American actor and makeup artist

1950- Tim Foli -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1950- Dan Hartman -American singer-songwriter and producer (Edgar Winter Group) (d. 1994)

1951- Bill Bryson -American author and academic

1951- Richard Desmond -English publisher and businessman, founded Northern & Shell

1951- Jan Eggum -Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1952- Khaw Boon Wan -Malayan-Singaporean politician, Ministry of Health (Singapore)|Singaporean Minister of Health

1952- Steve Atkinson (cricketer)|Steve Atkinson -English-Hong Kong cricketer

1953- Kim Basinger -American actress, singer, and producer

1953- Roy Firestone -American sportscaster and journalist

1953- Norman Finkelstein -American author, academic, and activist

1953- Sam Kinison -American comedian and actor (d. 1992)

1954- Harold Hongju Koh -American lawyer, scholar and politician

1954- Frits Pirard -Dutch cyclist

1954- Gadowar Singh Sahota -Indian-Canadian wrestler

1955- Kasim Sulton -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Blue Öyster Cult, Utopia (band)|Utopia, and The New Cars)

1955- Milenko Zablaćanski -Serbian actor, director, and scriptwriter (d. 2008)

1956- Warren Cuccurullo -American guitarist (Duran Duran, Missing Persons (band)|Missing Persons, TV Mania, and Chicanery)

1956- Andrew Edge -English drummer (Thompson Twins, Uropa Lula, and Savage Progress)

1957- James Cama -American martial artist (d. 2014)

1957- Phil Collen -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Def Leppard, Girl (band)|Girl, Man Raze, Tush (band)|Tush, and Dumb Blondes)

1958- Rob Byrnes -American author

1958- Rob Curling -Malayan-English journalist

1958- Michel Ferté -French race car driver

1958- Bob Greene (fitness)|Bob Greene -American physiologist and author

1958- Thongchai McIntyre -Thai singer and actor

1959- Stephen Jefferies -South African cricketer and coach

1959- Mark Steyn -Canadian-American author and critic

1960- Aaron Allston -American game designer and author (d. 2014)

1960- Lim Guan Eng -Malaysian accountant and politician, 4th Chief Minister of the State of Penang

1961- Ann Coulter -American lawyer, journalist, and author

1961- Mikey Robins -Australian comedian and television host

1962- Berry van Aerle -Dutch footballer

1962- Steve Elkington -Australian golfer

1962- Marty Friedman -American-Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and television host (Megadeth, Cacophony (band)|Cacophony, and Hawaii (band)|Hawaii)

1962- Nikos Karageorgiou -Greek footballer and manager

1962- Wendell Pierce -American actor

1963- Greg Howe -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1963- Toshiaki Kawada -Japanese wrestler

1964- James Blundell (singer)|James Blundell -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1964- Teri Hatcher -American actress

1964- Chigusa Nagayo -Japanese wrestler

1964- Mike Ruiz -Canadian-American model, actor, and photographer

1965- David Harewood -English actor

1965- Carina Lau -Chinese actress and singer

1965- Theo Maassen -Dutch actor, producer, and screenwriter

1966- Sinéad O'Connor -Irish singer-songwriter

1966- Les Ferdinand -English footballer and coach

1967- Jeff George -American football player

1967- Andy Kapp -German curler

1967- Kotono Mitsuishi -Japanese voice actress

1967- Darren Sheridan -English footballer and manager

1967- Junkie XL -Dutch keyboard player and producer

1968- Michael Cole -American journalist and sportscaster

1968- Mike Mussina -American baseball player

1968- Doriano Romboni -Italian motorcycle racer (d. 2013)

1969- Steve Van Wormer -American actor

1970- Me Phi Me -American rapper

1972- Marco Abreu -Angolan footballer

1972- Indrek Allmann -Estonian architect

1972- Édson Ribeiro -Brazilian sprinter

1972- Frank Shamrock -American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer

1973- Doron Bell -Canadian actor

1973- Corey Taylor -American singer-songwriter (Slipknot (band)|Slipknot, Stone Sour, and Junk Beer Kidnap Band)

1974- Cristian Castro -Mexican singer

1974- Tony Simmons (gridiron football)|Tony Simmons -American football player

1974- Nick Zinner -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Head Wound City)

1975- Kevin Harvick -American race car driver

1976- Brettina -Bahamian-American singer-songwriter and actress

1976- Reed Johnson -American baseball player

1976- Dominic Monaghan -German-English actor and producer

1977- Elsa Benítez -Mexican model and television host

1977- Sébastien Chabal -French rugby player

1977- Priit Narusk -Estonian skier

1977- Ryan Newman -American race car driver

1977- Aleksandra Olsza -Polish tennis player

1978- John Oster -English-Welsh footballer

1978- Frédéric Piquionne -French footballer

1978- Anwar Siraj -Ethiopian footballer

1978- Ian Somerhalder -American actor

1978- Vernon Wells -American baseball player

1979- Daniel Fitzhenry -Australian rugby player

1979- Johan Forssell -Swedish politician

1979- Raymond Lam -Chinese actor and singer

1979- Ingrid Michaelson -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1979- José Peña (sprinter)|José Peña -Venezuelan sprinter

1979- Christian Wilhelmsson -Swedish footballer

1980- Lisa Kelly (trucker)|Lisa Kelly -American trucker

1981- Jeremy Accardo -American baseball player

1981- Simon Finnigan -English rugby player

1981- Philip Rivers -American football player

1982- Alfredo Aceves -American baseball player

1982- Halil Altıntop -Turkish footballer

1982- Hamit Altıntop -Turkish footballer

1982- Chrisette Michele -American singer-songwriter

1982- Nicki Minaj -Trinidadian-American rapper and actress

1982- Noelle Pikus-Pace -American Skeleton (sport)|skeleton racer

1982- Jimmy Rave -American wrestler

1982- DeeDee Trotter -American runner

1983- Neel Jani -Swiss race car driver

1983- Liu Song (snooker player)|Liu Song -Chinese snooker player

1984- Greg Halford -English footballer

1984- Badr Hari -Dutch kick-boxer

1985- Meagan Duhamel -Canadian figure skater

1985- Dwight Howard -American basketball player

1985- Oleksiy Pecherov -Ukrainian basketball player

1986- Amir Khan (British boxer)|Amir Khan -English boxer

1986- Kate Voegele -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

1987- Jana Juričová -Slovak tennis player

1989- Drew Doughty -Canadian ice hockey player

1989- Jen Ledger -English drummer (Skillet (band)|Skillet)

1992- Katie Stevens -American actress and singer

1993- Janari Jõesaar -Estonian basketball player

1993- Jordan Obita -English footballer

1993- AnnaSophia Robb -American actress and singer

1994- Raheem Sterling -English footballer

1995- Jordan Ibe -English footballer

1996- Teala Dunn -American actress

History of Deaths


899- Arnulf of Carinthia -(b. 850)

1626- John Davies (poet)|John Davies -English poet, lawyer, and politician (b. 1569)

1632- Philippe van Lansberge -Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1561)

1638- Ivan Gundulić -Croatian poet (b. 1589)

1643- John Pym -English politician (b. 1583)

1649- Noël Chabanel -French missionary and saint (b. 1613)

1680- Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester -English politician (b. 1606)

1691- Richard Baxter -English minister, poet, and hymn-writer(b. 1615)

1695- Barthélemy d'Herbelot -French orientalist and academic (b. 1625)

1709- Thomas Corneille -French playwright and philologist (b. 1625)

1722- Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine -German wife of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (b. 1652)

1744- Marie Anne de Mailly -French mistress of Louis XV of France (b. 1717)

1745- Étienne Fourmont -French orientalist and academic (b. 1683)

1746- Charles Radclyffe -English courtier and soldier (b. 1693)

1756- William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington -English politician and diplomat, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1690)

1768- Jean Denis Attiret -French painter and missionary (b. 1702)

1779- Nathan Alcock -English physician (b. 1707)

1793- Madame du Barry -French mistress of Louis XV of France (b. 1743)

1811- Eliza Poe -English-American actress (b. 1787)

1830- Benjamin Constant -Swiss-French politician and author (b. 1767)

1859- Thomas De Quincey -English author (b. 1785)

1864- George Boole -English mathematician and philosopher (b. 1815)

1869- Narcisa de Jesús -Ecuadorian saint (b. 1832)

1885- William Henry Vanderbilt -American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1821)

1894- Pafnuty Chebyshev -Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1821)

1903- Herbert Spencer -English biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and philosopher (b. 1820)

1907- Oscar II of Sweden -(b. 1829)

1914- Maximilian von Spee -Danish-German admiral (b. 1861)

1917- Mendele Mocher Sforim -Russian author (b. 1836)

1918- Josip Štadler -Croatian archbishop (b. 1843)

1936- Lucio and Simplicio Godina|Simplicio Godina -Filipino conjoined twin (b. 1908)

1938- Friedrich Glauser -Swiss author (b. 1896)

1940- George Lloyd (bishop of Saskatchewan)|George Lloyd -English-Canadian bishop and theologian (b. 1861)

1952- Charles Lightoller -English officer on the RMS Titanic (b. 1874)

1954- Gladys George -American actress and singer (b. 1904)

1954- Joseph B. Keenan -American lawyer and politician (b. 1888)

1958- Tris Speaker -American baseball player and manager (b. 1888)

1963- Sarit Thanarat -Thai field marshal and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1908)

1966- Ward Morehouse -American playwright, author, and critic (b. 1899)

1971- Ernst Krenkel -Russian geographer and explorer (b. 1903)

1971- Eleni Ourani -Greek poet and critic (b. 1896)

1975- Gary Thain -New Zealand bass player (Uriah Heep (band)|Uriah Heep) (b. 1948)

1978- Golda Meir -Ukrainian-Israeli educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1898)

1980- John Lennon -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist (The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band, The Quarrymen, and The Dirty Mac) (b. 1940)

1981- Big Walter Horton -American blues harmonica player (b. 1918)

1982- Bram Behr -Surinamese journalist and politician (b. 1951)

1982- André Kamperveen -Surinamese footballer and manager (b. 1924)

1982- Marty Robbins -American singer-songwriter and race car driver (b. 1925)

1983- Slim Pickens -American actor (b. 1919)

1983- Keith Holyoake -New Zealand politician, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1904)

1984- Luther Adler -American actor (b. 1903)

1984- Robert Jay Mathews -American militant leader, founded The Order (group)|The Order (b. 1953)

1991- Kimberly Bergalis -American HIV victim (b. 1968)

1991- Buck Clayton -American trumpet player (b. 1911)

1992- William Shawn -American journalist (b. 1917)

1993- Yevgeny Minayev -Russian weightlifter (b. 1933)

1994- Antônio Carlos Jobim -Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1927)

1996- Howard Rollins -American actor (b. 1950)

1996- Kashiwado Tsuyoshi -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 47th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1938)

1997- Bob Bell (actor)|Bob Bell -American clown (b. 1922)

1998- Michael Craze -English actor (b. 1942)

1999- Péter Kuczka -Hungarian poet and author (b. 1923)

2000- Milić od Mačve -Serbian painter (b. 1934)

2001- Mirza Delibašić -Bosnian basketball player (b. 1954)

2001- Don Tennant -American businessman (b. 1922)

2003- Rubén González (pianist)|Rubén González -Cuban pianist (Buena Vista Social Club and Estrellas de Areito) (b. 1919)

2004- Dimebag Darrell -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pantera, Damageplan, and Gasoline (band)|Gasoline) (b. 1966)

2005- Georgiy Zhzhonov -Russian actor and author (b. 1915)

2006- Martha Tilton -American singer and actress (b. 1915)

2006- José Uribe -Dominican baseball player (b. 1959)

2007- Gerardo García Pimentel -Mexican journalist (b. 1983)

2008- Kerryn McCann -Australian runner (b. 1967)

2008- Oliver Postgate -English voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)

2008- Robert Prosky -American actor (b. 1930)

2009- Kenneth Biros -American murderer (b. 1958)

2009- Luis Días (composer)|Luis Días -Dominican singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)

2012- Jagannathan (actor)|Jagannathan -Indian actor (b. 1938)

2012- Jerry Brown (American football)|Jerry Brown -American football player (b. 1987)

2012- Arnold Dean -American radio host (b. 1930)

2012- John Gowans -Scottish-English 16th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1934)

2012- Yvonne Kennedy -American politician (b. 1945)

2012- Johnny Lira -American boxer (b. 1951)

2012- Charles Martin (Alabama politician)|Charles Martin -American politician (b. 1931)

2012- Khan Sarwar Murshid -Bangladeshi academic and diplomat (b. 1924)

2012- Walter Newman (civic figure)|Walter Newman -American captain and civic leader (b. 1921)

2012- Bill Prest -Australian politician (b. 1926)

2013- John Cornforth -Australian-English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

2013- Shirley E. Flynn -American historian and author (b. 1929)

2013- Mado Maurin -French actress (b. 1915)

2013- Don Mitchell (actor)|Don Mitchell -American actor (b. 1943)

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

2013- Sándor Szokolay -Hungarian composer and academic (b. 1931)

2013- Richard S. Williamson -American lawyer and diplomat (b. 1949)