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Day History: February-16

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Events History


116-Emperor Trajan -sends ''Laureate|laureatae'' to the Roman Senate at Ancient Rome|Rome on account of his victories and being conqueror of Parthia.

1249- André de Longjumeau|Andrew of Longjumeau -is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khagan of the Mongol Empire.

1270- Grand Duchy of Lithuania -defeats the Livonian Order in the Battle of Karuse.

1630-Dutch forces led by Hendrick Lonck -capture Olinda in what was to become part of Dutch Brazil.

1646- Battle of Torrington -Devon

1699-First Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor|Leopoldine -Diploma is issued by the Holy Roman Emperor, recognizing the Greek Catholic clergy enjoyed the same privileges as Roman Catholic priests in the Principality of Transylvania (1570–1711)|Principality of Transylvania.

1742- Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington|Spencer Compton -Earl of Wilmington, becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|British Prime Minister.

1804- First Barbary War -Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate {{USS|Philadelphia|1799|6}}.

1852- Studebaker -Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.

1862- American Civil War -General Ulysses S. Grant Battle of Fort Donelson|captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee.

1866- Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire|Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington -becomes British Secretary of State for War.

1874- Dollar coin (United States)|Silver Dollar -becomes legal US tender.

1881-The Canadian Pacific Railway -is incorporated by Act of Parliament at Ottawa (44th Vic., c.1).

1899- Iceland -s first football club, Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur, is founded.

1918-The Council of Lithuania -unanimously adopts the Act of Independence of Lithuania|Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.

1923- Howard Carter (archaeologist)|Howard Carter -unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

1930-The Romanian Football Federation -joins FIFA.

1934-The Austrian Civil War -ends with the defeat of the Social Democratic Party of Austria|Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.

1936-Elections bring the Popular Front (Spain)|Popular Front -to power in Spain.

1937- Wallace H. Carothers -receives a United States patent for nylon.

1940- World War II -Altmark Incident: The German tanker Altmark is boarded by sailors from the British destroyer {{HMS|Cossack}}. 299 British prisoners are freed.

1943-World War II: Red Army -troops re-enter Kharkov.

1943-World War II: Insertion of Operation Gunnerside -Norway.

1945-World War II: American forces Battle of Corregidor (1945)|land on -Corregidor Island in the Philippines.

1957-The " Toddlers' Truce -, a controversial television close down between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm is abolished in the United Kingdom.

1959- Fidel Castro -becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.

1960-The U.S. Navy submarine {{USS|Triton|SSRN-586|6}} begins Operation Sandblast -setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.

1961- Explorer program -Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.

1961-The DuSable Museum of African American History -is chartered.

1962- North Sea flood of 1962|Flooding -in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.

1968-In Haleyville, Alabama -the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.

1978-The first computer -bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois).

1983-The Ash Wednesday fires|Ash Wednesday bushfires -in Victoria (Australia)|Victoria and South Australia kill 75.

1985- Hezbollah -is founded.

1986-The Soviet Union|Soviet -liner {{MS|Mikhail Lermontov||6}} runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.

1987-The trial of John Demjanjuk -accused of being a Nazism|Nazi guard dubbed "Ivan the Terrible" in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.

1991- Nicaragua -Contras leader Enrique Bermúdez is assassinated in Managua.

1998- China Airlines Flight 676 -crashes into a road and residential area near Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taiwan, killing all 196 aboard and seven more on the ground.

1999-In Uzbekistan -a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov.

1999-Across Europe -Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.

2005-The Kyoto Protocol -comes into force, following its Ratification#Ratification of an international treaty|ratification by Russia.

2005-The National Hockey League -2004–05 NHL lockout|cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs.

2006-The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital -(MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.

2013-A February 2013 Quetta bombing|bomb blast -at a market in Hazara Town in Quetta, Pakistan, kills more than 80 people and injures 190 others.

Famous Birthdays


1032- Emperor Yingzong of Song -(d. 1067)

1222- Nichiren -Japanese monk (d. 1282)

1304- Jayaatu Khan, Emperor Wenzong of Yuan -(d. 1332)

1497- Philipp Melanchthon -German theologian and reformer (d. 1560)

1519- Gaspard II de Coligny -French admiral (d. 1572)

1543- Kano Eitoku -Japanese painter (d. 1590)

1620- Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg -(d. 1688)

1643- John Sharp (bishop)|John Sharp -English archbishop (d. 1714)

1698- Pierre Bouguer -French mathematician, geophysicist, and astronomer (d. 1758)

1727- Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin -Austrian botanist, chemist, and mycologist (d. 1817)

1740- Giambattista Bodoni -Italian publisher and engraver (d. 1813)

1761- Jean-Charles Pichegru -French general (d. 1804)

1774- Pierre Rode -French violinist and composer (d. 1830)

1786- Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1786–1859)|Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia -(d. 1859)

1802- Phineas Quimby -American philosopher (d. 1866)

1804- Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold -German physiologist (d. 1885)

1812- Henry Wilson -American politician, 18th Vice President of the United States (d. 1875)

1821- Heinrich Barth -German explorer and scholar (d. 1865)

1822- Francis Galton -English biologist and statistician (d. 1911)

1824- Peter Kozler -Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)

1826- Joseph Victor von Scheffel -German poet (d. 1886)

1831- Nikolai Leskov -Russian author, playwright, and journalist (d. 1895)

1834- Ernst Haeckel -German biologist and philosopher (d. 1919)

1838- Henry Adams -American journalist, historian, and author (d. 1918)

1845- George Kennan (explorer)|George Kennan -American explorer (d. 1924)

1847- Philipp Scharwenka -Polish-German composer (d. 1917)

1848- Hugo de Vries -Dutch botanist (d. 1935)

1848- Octave Mirbeau -French journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1917)

1856- Willem Kes -Dutch conductor and violinist (d. 1934)

1856- Ossian Everett Mills -American academic, founded Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (d. 1920)

1866- Billy Hamilton (baseball, born 1866)|Billy Hamilton -American baseball player (d. 1940)

1874- Marie Gutheil-Schoder -German soprano (d. 1935)

1875- John Duha -American gymnast (d. 1940)

1876- G. M. Trevelyan -English historian (d. 1962)

1878- Pamela Colman Smith -English illustrator (d. 1951)

1878- James Colosimo -Italian-American mob boss (d. 1920)

1880- Frank Burke (baseball)|Frank Burke -American baseball player (d. 1946)

1883- Elizabeth Craig (writer)|Elizabeth Craig -Scottish journalist and author (d. 1980)

1884- Robert J. Flaherty -American director and producer (d. 1951)

1886- Van Wyck Brooks -American historian and critic (d. 1963)

1887- Kathleen Clifford -American actress (d. 1962)

1891- Hans F. K. Günther -German eugenicist (d. 1967)

1896- Eugénie Blanchard -French super-centenarian (d. 2010)

1898- Katharine Cornell -American actress and producer (d. 1974)

1901- Vincent Coleman -American actor (d. 1971)

1901- Wayne King -American singer-songwriter and conductor (d. 1985)

1901- Chester Morris -American actor (d. 1970)

1903- Edgar Bergen -American ventriloquist and actor (d. 1978)

1903- André Berthomieu -French director and screenwriter (d. 1960)

1903- Georges-Henri Lévesque -Canadian priest and sociologist (d. 2000)

1904- Karl-Heinz Bürger -German SS officer (d. 1988)

1904- George F. Kennan -American historian and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union (d. 2005)

1906- Vera Menchik -Russian-English chess player (d. 1944)

1907- Angelos Terzakis -Greek author (d. 1979)

1909- Hugh Beaumont -American actor and director (d. 1982)

1909- Jeffrey Lynn -American actor (d. 1995)

1909- Dick and Mac McDonald|Richard McDonald -American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (d. 1998)

1910- Robert Fletcher Shaw -Canadian businessman, academic, and civil servant (d. 2001)

1915- Elisabeth Eybers -South African poet (d. 2007)

1915- Jim O'Hora -American football player and coach (d. 2005)

1915- Michael Relph -English director and producer (d. 2004)

1916- Bill Doggett -American pianist (d. 1996)

1918- Patty Andrews -American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (d. 2013)

1919- Torkom Manoogian -Iraqi-Armenian archbishop (d. 2012)

1919- Georges Ulmer -Danish-French actor and composer (d. 1989)

1920- Anna Mae Hays -American general

1921- Jean Behra -French race car driver (d. 1959)

1921- Vera-Ellen -American actress and dancer (d. 1981)

1921- John Galbraith Graham -English priest and academic (d. 2013)

1922- Lilli Promet -Estonian author (d. 2007)

1922- Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer -German soldier and pilot (d. 1950)

1925- Carlos Paredes -Portuguese guitarist and composer (d. 2004)

1926- Margot Frank -German-Dutch holocaust victim (d. 1945)

1926- John Schlesinger -English actor and director (d. 2003)

1927- June Brown -English actress

1927- David Brion Davis -American historian and academic

1929- Gerhard Hanappi -Austrian footballer (d. 1980)

1929- Peter Porter (poet)|Peter Porter -Australian poet (d. 2010)

1931- Otis Blackwell -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2002)

1931- Toni Kinshofer -German mountaineer (d. 1964)

1931- George E. Sangmeister -American politician (d. 2007)

1931- Ken Takakura -Japanese actor

1932- Ahmad Tejan Kabbah -Sierra Leonean economist, lawyer, and politician, 3rd President of Sierra Leone (d. 2014)

1932- Gretchen Wyler -American actress and dancer (d. 2007)

1934- August Coppola -American academic and author (d. 2009)

1934- Marlene Hagge -American golfer

1934- Kalin Twins|Harold 'Hal' Kalin -American singer (Kalin Twins) (d. 2005)

1934- Kalin Twins|Herbert 'Herbie' Kalin -American singer (Kalin Twins) (d. 2006)

1935- Sonny Bono -American actor, singer, and politician (Sonny & Cher) (d. 1998)

1935- Stephen Gaskin -American activist, co-founded The Farm (Tennessee)|The Farm (d. 2014)

1936- Jill Kinmont Boothe -American skier (d. 2012)

1936- Eliahu Inbal -Israeli conductor

1937- Paul Bailey -English author and critic

1937- Peter Hobday (presenter)|Peter Hobday -English journalist

1937- Yuri I. Manin -Russian-German mathematician

1938- John Corigliano -American composer

1938- Barry Primus -American actor

1939- Adolfo Azcuna -Filipino jurist

1939- David Griffiths (portrait painter)|David Griffiths -Welsh painter

1939- Czesław Niemen -Polish singer-songwriter (Niebiesko-Czarni) (d. 2004)

1939- David Simpson (British politician)|David Simpson -Irish politician

1940- Hannelore Schmatz -German mountaineer (d. 1979)

1940- Michael J. Shapiro -American academic

1941- Anne Lonsdale -English sinologist and academic

1941- Kim Jong-il -North Korean politician, 2nd List of leaders of North Korea|Supreme Leader of North Korea (d. 2011)

1942- Richard Williams (tennis coach)|Richard Williams -American tennis coach

1943- Anthony Dowell -English ballet dancer and choreographer

1943- Brig Owens -American football player

1943- Howard Riley (musician)|Howard Riley -English pianist and composer

1944- Glyn Davies (British politician)|Glyn Davies -Welsh politician

1944- Richard Ford -American author

1944- António Mascarenhas Monteiro -Cape Verdean politician, 2nd List of heads of state of Cape Verde|President of Cape Verde

1945- Jeremy Bulloch -English actor

1946- Ian Lavender -English actor

1948- Troy Evans (actor)|Troy Evans -American actor

1948- Kaiketsu Masateru -Japanese sumo wrestler and coach (d. 2014)

1948- Andy Van Hellemond -Canadian ice hockey player and referee

1949- Bob Didier -American baseball player

1949- Lyn Paul -English singer and actress (The New Seekers)

1950- Peter Hain -Kenyan-Welsh politician, Secretary of State for Wales

1950- Roman Tam -Hong Kong singer (Roman and the Four Steps) (d. 2002)

1950- Kazuki Tomokawa -Japanese singer

1951- William Katt -American actor

1952- Barry Foote -American baseball player

1952- Terence Kealey -English biochemist and academic

1952- James Ingram -American singer-songwriter and producer

1953- George Martin (footballer)|George Martin -English footballer

1953- Lanny McDonald -Canadian ice hockey player

1953- Roberta Williams -American video game designer, co-founded Sierra Entertainment

1954- Iain Banks -Scottish author (d. 2013)

1954- Viggo Hagstrøm -Norwegian scholar (d. 2013)

1954- Margaux Hemingway -American actress and model (d. 1996)

1954- John McAslan -Scottish architect

1954- Michael Holding -Jamaican cricketer

1955- Hunt Block -American actor

1956- Vincent Ward (director)|Vincent Ward -New Zealand director and screenwriter

1957- LeVar Burton -American actor, director, and producer

1958- Ice-T -American rapper and actor (Body Count)

1958- Natalie Angier -American journalist and author

1958- Michael W. Burns -American politician

1958- Lisa Loring -American actress

1958- Oscar Schmidt -Brazilian basketball player

1958- Herb Williams -American basketball player and coach

1959- Daniel Ribacoff -American polygraph examiner

1959- John McEnroe -American tennis

1959- Kelly Tripucka -American basketball player

1960- Cherie Chung -Hong Kong actress

1960- Bill Pecota -American baseball player

1960- Pete Willis -English guitarist (Def Leppard, Atomic Mass (band)|Atomic Mass, Gogmagog (band)|Gogmagog, and Roadhouse (band)|Roadhouse)

1961- LaGaylia Frazier -American-Swedish singer

1961- Liu Kang (football manager)|Liu Kang -Chinese footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1961- Eric Red -American screenwriter and director

1961- Andy Taylor (guitarist)|Andy Taylor -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Duran Duran and The Power Station (band)|The Power Station)

1962- John Balance -English singer-songwriter (Coil (band)|Coil) (d. 2004)

1962- Doug Chiang -American film designer and artist

1963- Dano Halsall -Swiss swimmer

1964- Bebeto -Brazilian footballer

1964- Christopher Eccleston -English actor

1965- Dave Lombardo -Cuban-American drummer (Slayer, Grip Inc., Fantômas (band)|Fantômas, Voodoocult, and Testament (band)|Testament)

1966- Martin Perscheid -German cartoonist

1967- Keith Gretzky -Canadian ice hockey player

1968- Warren Ellis -English author

1969- Gangrel (wrestler)|Gangrel -American wrestler

1970- Serdar Ortaç -Turkish singer-songwriter

1970- Angelo Peruzzi -Italian footballer

1971- Amanda Holden -English actress

1972- Jerome Bettis -American football player

1972- Grit Breuer -German sprinter

1972- Sarah Clarke -American actress

1973- Christian Bassedas -Argentinian footballer

1973- Cathy Freeman -Australian sprinter

1973- Maureen Johnson -American author

1973- Nikos Kostakis -Greek footballer

1973- Rebecca Lord -French-American porn actress

1974- Mahershalalhashbaz Ali -American actor

1974- Luis Figueroa -Puerto Rican baseball player

1974- Fanis Katergiannakis -Greek footballer

1975- Nanase Aikawa -Japanese singer

1975- Vanina Ickx -Belgian race car driver

1975- Don Jeffcoat -American actor

1976- Kyo (musician)|Kyo -Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (Dir en grey)

1976- Eric Byrnes -American baseball player

1976- Joe Odagiri -Japanese actor and singer

1977- Paul Brittain -American actor

1977- Ian Clarke (computer scientist)|Ian Clarke -Irish-American computer scientist, founded Freenet

1977- Ahman Green -American football player

1978- Alexandre Beaudoin -Canadian forensic scientist

1978- Tia Hellebaut -Belgian high jumper

1978- Wasim Jaffer -Indian cricketer

1978- John Tartaglia -American actor, singer, and puppeteer

1979- Eric Mun -American-South Korean singer and actor (Shinhwa)

1979- Valentino Rossi -Italian motorcycle racer

1980- Agim Kaba -American actor and producer

1980- Ashley Lelie -American football player

1980- Longineu W. Parsons III -French-American drummer (Yellowcard)

1981- Jay Howard -English race car driver

1981- Jerry Owens -American baseball player

1981- Qyntel Woods -American basketball player

1982- Aleksandr Dmitrijev -Estonian footballer

1982- Lupe Fiasco -American rapper and producer (Child Rebel Soldier and Japanese Cartoon (band)|Japanese Cartoon)

1982- Paulo Jorge Sousa Vieira -Portuguese footballer

1983- Agyness Deyn -English model, actress, and singer

1984- Sofia Arvidsson -Swedish tennis player

1984- Ous Mellouli -Tunisian swimmer

1985- Simon Francis (footballer)|Simon Francis -English footballer

1985- Ron Vlaar -Dutch footballer

1986- Zoi Dimoschaki -Greek swimmer

1986- Josje Huisman -Dutch singer, actress, dancer (K3 (band)|K3)

1987- Luc Bourdon -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)

1987- Theresa Goh -Singaporean swimmer

1987- Mauricio Hénao -Colombian-American actor

1987- Hasheem Thabeet -Tanzanian basketball player

1988- Diego Capel -Spanish footballer

1988- Zhang Jike -Chinese table tennis player

1988- Denílson Pereira Neves -Brazilian footballer

1988- Andrea Ranocchia -Italian footballer

1988- Kim Soo-hyun -South Korean actor and singer

1989- Elizabeth Olsen -American actress

1990- The Weeknd -Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

1991- Sergio Canales -Spanish footballer

1992- Nicolai Boilesen -Danish footballer

1992- Zsófia Susányi -Hungarian tennis player

1994- Annika Beck -German tennis player

1994- Matthew Knight -Canadian actor

1995- Katy Dunne -British tennis player

1995- Carina Witthöft -German tennis player

History of Deaths


549- Zhu Yi (Liang Dynasty)|Zhu Yi -Chinese general (b. 483)

1247- Henry Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia -(b. 1204)

1270- Otto von Lutterberg -German knight

1279- Afonso III of Portugal -(b. 1210)

1391- John V Palaiologos -Byzantine emperor (b. 1332)

1531- Johannes Stöffler -German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)

1560- Jean du Bellay -French cardinal and diplomat (b. 1493)

1645- Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba (1585–1645)|Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba -Spanish general and politician, 24th Governor of the Duchy of Milan (b. 1585)

1710- Esprit Fléchier -French bishop and author (b. 1632)

1721- James Craggs the Younger -English politician (b. 1686)

1754- Richard Mead -English physician (b. 1673)

1820- Georg Carl von Döbeln -Swedish general (b. 1758)

1826- Lindley Murray -American-English lawyer (b. 1745)

1844- Joseph Crosfield -English businessman (b. 1792)

1898- Thomas Bracken -New Zealand poet (b. 1843)

1899- Félix Faure -French politician, 7th President of France (b. 1841)

1907- Giosuè Carducci -Italian poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1835)

1912- Nicholas of Japan -Russian-Japanese priest, monk, and saint (b. 1836)

1916- Georg von Oettingen -Estonian-Russian physician and ophthalmologist (b. 1824)

1917- Octave Mirbeau -French journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1848)

1919- Vera Kholodnaya -Russian actress (b. 1893)

1924- John William Kendrick -American engineer and businessman (b. 1853)

1928- Eddie Foy, Sr. -American actor and dancer (b. 1856)

1932- Ferdinand Buisson -French academic and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1841)

1932- Edgar Speyer -American-English financier and philanthropist (b. 1862)

1944- Henri Nathansen -Danish author, playwright, and director (b. 1868)

1944- Dadasaheb Phalke -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1870)

1957- Josef Hofmann -Polish-American pianist and composer (b. 1876)

1961- Dazzy Vance -American baseball player (b. 1891)

1967- Smiley Burnette -American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1911)

1974- John Garand -Canadian-American engineer, designed the M1 Garand|M1 Garand Rifle(b. 1888)

1975- Morgan Taylor -American hurdler (b. 1903)

1975- Norman Treigle -American opera singer (b. 1927)

1977- Carlos Pellicer -Mexican poet (b. 1897)

1978- E. Roland Harriman -American financier (b. 1895)

1979- Nematollah Nassiri -Iranian general (b. 1911)

1980- Erich Hückel -German physicist (b. 1895)

1984- M. A. G. Osmani -Bangladeshi general (b. 1918)

1988- Jean Carignan -Canadian fiddler (b. 1916)

1990- Keith Haring -American painter (b. 1958)

1991- Enrique Bermúdez -Nicaraguan lieutenant and engineer (b. 1932)

1992- Angela Carter -English author and journalist (b. 1940)

1992- Jânio Quadros -Brazilian politician, 22nd President of Brazil (b. 1917)

1992- Herman Wold -Norwegian-Swedish statistician (b. 1908)

1996- Roberto Aizenberg -Argentinian painter and sculptor (b. 1922)

1996- Roger Bowen -American actor and author (b. 1932)

1996- Pat Brown -American lawyer and politician, 32nd Governor of California (b. 1905)

1996- Nicolae Carandino -Romanian journalist and politician (b. 1905)

1996- Brownie McGhee -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1915)

1997- Chien-Shiung Wu -Chinese-American physicist (b. 1912)

1999- Michael Larson -American game show contestant on ''Press Your Luck'' (b. 1949)

2000- Marceline Day -American actress (b. 1908)

2000- Lila Kedrova -Russian-French actress (b. 1918)

2000- Karsten Solheim -Norwegian-American businessman, founded Ping (golf)|PING (b. 1911)

2001- Bob Buhl -American baseball player (b. 1928)

2001- Howard W. Koch -American director and producer (b. 1916)

2001- William Masters -American gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1915)

2002- Walter Winterbottom -England footballer and manager (b. 1913)

2003- Eleanor "Sis" Daley -American wife of Richard J. Daley (b. 1907)

2003- Rusty Magee -American actor and composer (b. 1955)

2004- Doris Troy -American singer-songwriter (b. 1937)

2005- Nicole DeHuff -American actress (b. 1975)

2005- Narriman Sadek -Egyptian wife of Farouk I of Egypt (b. 1933)

2006- Johnny Grunge -American wrestler (b. 1966)

2006- Ernie Stautner -German-American football player and coach (b. 1925)

2007- Lilli Promet -Estonian author (b. 1922)

2009- Stephen Kim Sou-hwan -South Korean cardinal (b. 1921)

2010- Wan Chi Keung -Hong Kong footballer and actor (b. 1956)

2011- Len Lesser -American actor (b. 1922)

2011- Justinas Marcinkevičius -Lithuanian poet and playwright (b. 1930)

2012- Chikage Awashima -Japanese actress (b. 1924)

2012- Gary Carter -American baseball player and coach (b. 1954)

2012- Donald Henry Colless -Australian entomologist (b. 1922)

2012- Elyse Knox -American model, actress, and fashion designer (b. 1917)

2012- John Macionis -American swimmer (b. 1916)

2012- Kathryn McGee -American activist (b. 1920)

2012- Anthony Shadid -American journalist (b. 1968)

2012- Dick Anthony Williams -American actor (b. 1934)

2013- Ken Clark (running back)|Ken Clark -American football player (b. 1966)

2013- Colin Edwards (footballer)|Colin Edwards -Guyanese footballer (b. 1991)

2013- Eric Ericson -Swedish conductor (b. 1918)

2013- Ennio Girolami -Italian actor (b. 1935)

2013- Grigory Pomerants -Russian philosopher and author (b. 1918)

2013- Tony Sheridan -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)

2013- Ernie Vossler -American golfer (b. 1928)

2014- Robert J. Conley -American author (b. 1940)

2014- Ken Farragut -American football player (b. 1928)

2014- Raymond Louis Kennedy -American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (b. 1946)

2014- Charlie Kraak -American basketball player (b. 1932)

2014- Gert Krawinkel -German guitarist (Trio (band)|Trio) (b. 1947)

2014- Jimmy Murakami -American animator, director, and producer (b. 1933)

2014- Michael Shea (author)|Michael Shea -American author (b. 1946)