This Day in History

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Day History: February-24

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History

303- Galerius -publishes his edict that begins the Diocletianic Persecution|persecution of Christians in his portion of the Roman Empire.

484-King Huneric -removes the Christian bishops from their offices and banished some to Corsica. A few are martyred, including former proconsul Victorian, Frumentius and Companions|Victorian along with Frumentius and other merchants. They are killed at Hadrumetum after refusing to become Arianism|Arians.

1303- Battle of Roslin -of the First War of Scottish Independence.

1387-King Charles III of Naples -and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.

1525-Spanish-Imperial army defeat French army at Battle of Pavia -

1538- Treaty of Nagyvárad -between Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor|Ferdinand I and John Zápolya.

1582- Pope Gregory XIII -announces the Gregorian calendar.

1607-'' L'Orfeo -' by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.

1711-The London première of '' Rinaldo (opera)|Rinaldo -' by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.

1803-In '' Marbury v. Madison -', the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.

1809-London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane|Drury Lane Theatre -burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.

1822-The first Swaminarayan temple -in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.

1826-The signing of the Treaty of Yandabo -marks the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War.

1831-The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek -the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West.

1848- List of French monarchs|King -Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.

1863- Arizona -is organized as a Political divisions of the United States|United States territory.

1868- Andrew Johnson -becomes the first President of the United States to be Impeachment of Andrew Johnson|impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the United States Senate|Senate.

1875-The {{SS|Gothenburg}} hits the Great Barrier Reef -and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries.

1881-China and Russia sign the Treaty of Saint Petersburg (1881)|Sino-Russian Ili Treaty -

1895- Revolution -breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the Cuban War of Independence, that ends with the Spanish–American War in 1898.

1916- Governor-General of Korea -established clinic called ''Jahyewon'' in Sorokdo to segregate Hansen's disease patients.

1917- World War I -The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.

1918- Estonian Declaration of Independence -

1920-The Nazi Party -is founded.

1942-The Battle of Los Angeles -one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 25.

1942-An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations -of the War Measures Act gives the Government of Canada|Canadian federal government the power to Japanese Canadian internment|intern all "persons of Japanese racial origin".

1944- Merrill's Marauders -The Marauders begin their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma.

1945- Egypt -an Premier Ahmad Mahir Pasha is killed in Parliament of Egypt|Parliament after reading a decree.

1968- Vietnam War -The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.

1971-The All India Forward Bloc -holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed 3 days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.

1976- Cuba -Constitution of Cuba#1976 Constitution|national Constitution is proclaimed.

1980-The United States Ice hockey at the Olympic Games|Olympic Hockey -team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.

1981-An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter magnitude scale|Richter scale -hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city.

1983-A special commission of the United States Congress|U.S. Congress -releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese American internment|Japanese internment during World War II.

1984- Tyrone Mitchell -perpetrates the 49th Street Elementary School shooting in Los Angeles, killing two children and injuring 12 more.

1989- Ayatollah -Ruhollah Khomeini offers a US$3 million The Satanic Verses controversy|bounty for the death of ''The Satanic Verses'' author Salman Rushdie.

1989- United Airlines Flight 811 -bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, rips open during flight, blowing 9 passengers out of the business-class section.

1996-The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day -in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.

1999-The U.S. state of Arizona -executes Karl LaGrand, a German national convicted of murder during a botched bank robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.

2006- President of the Philippines|Philippine President -Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a 2006 state of emergency in the Philippines|state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.

2007-Japan launches its fourth spy satellite -stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.

2008- Fidel Castro -retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.

2011-Final Launch of Space Shuttle '' Space Shuttle Discovery|Discovery -' (OV-103).

Famous Birthdays

1103- Emperor Toba -of Japan (d. 1156)

1304- Ibn Battuta -Moroccan explorer (d. 1368)

1463- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola -Italian philosopher (d. 1494)

1500- Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 1558)

1545- John of Austria -(d. 1578)

1557- Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 1619)

1595- Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski -Polish author and poet (d. 1640)

1597- Vincent Voiture -French poet (d. 1648)

1619- Charles Le Brun -French painter (d. 1690)

1622- Johannes Clauberg -German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)

1664- Thomas Newcomen -English engineer (d. 1729)

1684- Matthias Braun -Czech sculptor (d. 1738)

1693- James Quin -English actor (d. 1766)

1709- Jacques de Vaucanson -French engineer (d. 1782)

1723- John Burgoyne -English general (d. 1792)

1762- Charles Frederick Horn -German-English composer and educator (d. 1830)

1767- Buddha Loetla Nabhalai -Thai king (d. 1824)

1774- Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge -(d. 1850)

1786- Martin W. Bates -American lawyer and politician (d. 1869)

1786- Wilhelm Grimm -German philologist (d. 1859)

1788- Johan Christian Dahl -Norwegian painter (d. 1857)

1810- Matías Ramos Mejía -Argentinian colonel (d. 1885)

1827- Lydia Becker -British suffragette (d. 1890)

1831- Leo von Caprivi -German politician, List of Chancellors of Germany|Chancellor of Germany (d. 1899)

1835- Julius Vogel -New Zealand politician, 8th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1899)

1836- Winslow Homer -American painter (d. 1910)

1837- Rosalía de Castro -Spanish poet (d. 1885)

1842- Arrigo Boito -Italian journalist, author, and composer (d. 1918)

1846- Luigi Denza -Italian composer (d. 1922)

1848- Andrew Inglis Clark -Australian politician (d. 1907)

1852- George Moore (novelist)|George Moore -Irish-English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1933)

1858- Friedrich Schrempf -German editor and politician (d. 1912)

1866- Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev -Russian physicist (d. 1912)

1866- Hubert Van Innis -Belgian archer (d. 1961)

1868- Édouard Alphonse James de Rothschild -French financier and polo player (d. 1949)

1872- John Arthur Jarvis -English swimmer (d. 1933)

1872- Gustave Sandras -French gymnast (d. 1951)

1874- Honus Wagner -American baseball player (d. 1955)

1877- Rudolph Ganz -Swiss pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1972)

1877- Ettie Annie Rout -Australian-New Zealand activist (d. 1936)

1885- Charles Daniels (swimmer)|Charles Daniels -American swimmer (d. 1973)

1885- Chester W. Nimitz -American admiral (d. 1966)

1885- Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz -Polish author, poet, and painter (d. 1939)

1890- Marjorie Main -American actress (d. 1975)

1892- Konstantin Fedin -Russian writer (d. 1977)

1896- Richard Thorpe -American director and screenwriter (d. 1991)

1898- Kurt Tank -German pilot and engineer (d. 1983)

1903- Vladimir Bartol -Slovene author (d. 1967)

1908- Telford Taylor -American general, lawyer, and historian (d. 1998)

1909- August Derleth -American anthologist and author (d. 1971)

1909- Riccardo Freda -Egyptian-Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1911- Eduardo Vañó Pastor -Spanish cartoonist (d. 1993)

1912- Jiří Trnka -Czech puppet maker, animator, and director (d. 1969)

1914- Ralph Erskine (architect)|Ralph Erskine -English architect, designed The Ark, London|The Ark and Byker Wall (d. 2005)

1914- Weldon Kees -American author, poet, painter, and pianist (d. 1955)

1919- Árpád Bogsch -Hungarian-American civil servant (d. 2004)

1919- Nellie Connally -American wife of John Connally (d. 2006)

1919- Betty Marsden -English actress (d. 1998)

1920- Ernst Reiss -Swiss mountaineer (d. 2010)

1921- Gaston Reiff -Belgian runner (d. 1992)

1921- Abe Vigoda -American actor

1921- Douglass Watson -American actor (d. 1989)

1922- Richard Hamilton (artist)|Richard Hamilton -English painter (d. 2011)

1922- Steven Hill -American actor

1922- Esperanza Magaz -Cuban-Venezuelan actress (d. 2013)

1923- David Soyer -American cellist (d. 2010)

1924- Hal Herring -American football player and coach (d. 2014)

1924- Erik Nielsen -Canadian politician, 3rd Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2008)

1925- Bud Day -American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2013)

1926- Jean Alexander -English actress

1926- John Gunther Dean -German-American diplomat

1926- Balys Gajauskas -Lithuanian politician

1927- Emmanuelle Riva -French actress

1929- Kintaro Ohki -South Korean wrestler (d. 2006)

1929- Ludwig Zausinger -German footballer (d. 2013)

1930- Barbara Lawrence -American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1931- Dominic Chianese -American actor

1931- Brian Close -English cricketer

1932- Michel Legrand -French pianist, composer, and conductor

1932- Brenda Maddox -American journalist and author

1932- Zell Miller -American sergeant and politician, 79th Governor of Georgia

1932- John Vernon -Canadian-American actor (d. 2005)

1933- Judah Folkman -American physician and biologist (d. 2008)

1933- Ali Mazrui -Kenyan-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (d. 2014)

1933- David "Fathead" Newman -American saxophonist and composer (d. 2009)

1934- Bettino Craxi -Italian politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 2000)

1934- Linda Cristal -Argentinian-American actress

1934- Renata Scotto -Italian soprano and director

1937- Jerry Wiggin -English politician

1938- James Farentino -American actor (d. 2012)

1938- Phil Knight -American businessman, co-founded Nike, Inc.

1938- Kathleen Richardson, Baroness Richardson of Calow -English minister and politician

1939- Roger Cowley -English physicist and academic

1939- Jamal Nazrul Islam -Bangladeshi physicist and cosmologist (d. 2013)

1939- Joy Mukherjee -Indian actor and director (d. 2012)

1940- Pete Duel -American actor (d. 1971)

1940- Jimmy Ellis -American boxer (d. 2014)

1940- Denis Law -Scottish footballer

1940- Ludwig Leitner -German skier (d. 2013)

1940- Nicolae Martinescu -Romanian wrestler (d. 2013)

1941- Joanie Sommers -American singer and actress

1942- Colin Bond -Australian race car driver

1942- Paul Jones (singer)|Paul Jones -English singer, harmonica player, and actor (Manfred Mann, The Blues Band, and The Manfreds)

1942- Joe Lieberman -American politician

1942- Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak -Indian theorist and philosopher

1943- Kent Haruf -American author

1943- Pablo Milanés -Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist

1943- Hristo Prodanov -Bulgarian mountaineer (d. 1984)

1943- Terry Semel -American businessman

1944- Nicky Hopkins -English pianist (All-Stars (band)|All-Stars, Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages, and Quicksilver Messenger Service) (d. 1994)

1944- Sheila Larken -American actress

1945- Steve Berrios -American drummer (d. 2013)

1945- Barry Bostwick -American actor

1946- Grigory Margulis -Russian mathematician

1946- John Stapleton -English journalist

1947- Mike Fratello -American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

1947- Rupert Holmes -English singer-songwriter and playwright

1947- Edward James Olmos -American actor and director

1948- Jayalalithaa -Indian actress and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

1948- François Lacombe -Canadian ice hockey player

1948- Walter Smith -Scottish footballer and manager

1948- Tim Staffell -English singer and guitarist (Smile (band)|Smile, Humpy Bong, and Morgan (band)|Morgan)

1948- Dennis Waterman -English actor and singer

1950- George Thorogood -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1950- Steve McCurry -American photographer and journalist

1951- David Ford -English-Irish politician

1951- Tony Holiday -German singer-songwriter (d. 1990)

1951- Debra Jo Rupp -American actress

1951- Helen Shaver -Canadian actress and director

1951- Laimdota Straujuma -Latvian politician, 12th Prime Minister of Latvia

1954- Plastic Bertrand -Belgian singer-songwriter and producer (Hubble Bubble)

1954- Sid Meier -Canadian-American game designer and programmer, created the ''Civilization (series)|Civilization series''

1955- Steve Jobs -American businessman, co-founded Apple Inc. and Pixar (d. 2011)

1955- Eddie L. Johnson -American basketball player

1955- Alain Prost -French race car driver

1956- Judith Butler -American philosopher

1956- Sharon Kane -American porn actress and director

1956- Eddie Murray -American baseball player

1956- Peter Pagel -German footballer (d. 2010)

1956- Paula Zahn -American journalist

1958- Hent de Vries -Dutch philosopher

1958- Sammy Kershaw -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1958- Mark Moses -American actor

1959- Beth Broderick -American actress

1960- Nick Esasky -American baseball player

1962- Outi Mäenpää -Finnish actress

1962- Michelle Shocked -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1962- Teri Weigel -American porn actress

1963- Line Beauchamp -Canadian politician

1963- Dirk Greiser -German footballer

1963- Mike Vernon (ice hockey)|Mike Vernon -Canadian ice hockey player

1964- Andy Crane -English radio and television host

1964- Todd Field -American actor and director

1964- Russell Ingall -Australian race car driver

1965- Kristin Davis -American actress

1965- Lloyd McGrath -English footballer

1965- Jane Swift -American politician, 69th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts

1966- René Arocha -Cuban baseball player

1966- Ben Miller -English comedian, actor, and director

1966- Billy Zane -American actor and producer

1967- Brian Schmidt -Australian astrophysicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1967- Fernando Tejero -Spanish actor

1968- Mitch Hedberg -American comedian and actor (d. 2005)

1970- Jeff Garcia -American football player

1970- Neil Sullivan -English-Scottish footballer

1970- Jonathan Ward (actor)|Jonathan Ward -American actor

1971- Josh Bernstein -American explorer, author, and television host

1971- Pedro de la Rosa -Spanish race car driver

1971- Thomas Franck (footballer)|Thomas Franck -German footballer

1971- Brian Savage -Canadian ice hockey player

1972- Teodor Currentzis -Greek conductor, musician and actor

1972- Manon Rhéaume -Canadian ice hockey player

1973- Richard Clapp -Canadian baseball player

1973- Chris Fehn -American drummer (Slipknot (band)|Slipknot and Will Haven)

1973- Alexei Kovalev -Russian ice hockey player

1973- Christína Papadáki -Greek tennis player

1973- Yordan Yovchev -Bulgarian gymnast

1974- Chad Hugo -American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (NERD)

1974- Mike Lowell -Puerto Rican baseball player

1974- Bonnie Somerville -American actress and singer

1975- Ashley MacIsaac -Canadian singer-songwriter and fiddler

1976- Marco Campos -Brazilian race car driver (d. 1995)

1976- Crista Flanagan -American actress

1976- Eric Griffin -American guitarist (Murderdolls and Wednesday 13)

1976- Zach Johnson -American golfer

1976- Bradley McGee -Australian cyclist

1976- Matt Skiba -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alkaline Trio and Heavens (band)|Heavens)

1977- Jason Akermanis -Australian footballer

1977- Bronson Arroyo -American baseball player

1977- Jay Kenneth Johnson -American actor

1977- Floyd Mayweather, Jr -American boxer

1978- Gary (rapper)|Gary -South Korean rapper and producer (Leessang)

1978- Shinya (musician)|Shinya -Japanese drummer and songwriter (Dir En Grey)

1978- John Nolan (musician)|John Nolan -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Straylight Run and Taking Back Sunday)

1978- DeWayne Wise -American baseball player

1978- Leon Constantine -English footballer

1979- Jesse Billauer -American surfer

1979- Claire Cooper -English actress

1979- Vítor Ribeiro -Brazilian mixed martial artist

1980- Anton Maiden -Swedish singer (d. 2003)

1980- Shinsuke Nakamura -Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

1980- Roman Sludnov -Russian swimmer

1981- Felipe Baloy -Panamanian footballer

1981- Lleyton Hewitt -Australian tennis player

1981- Mauro Rosales -Argentinian footballer

1981- Mohammad Sami -Pakistani cricketer

1982- Nick Blackburn -American baseball player

1982- Fala Chen -Chinese-American model and actress

1982- Kevin O'Neill (rugby union)|Kevin O'Neill -New Zealand rugby player

1982- Emanuel Villa -Argentinian footballer

1982- Klára Zakopalová -Czech tennis player

1983- Matt McGinley -American drummer (Gym Class Heroes and Kill the Frontman)

1983- Ingemar Teever -Estonian footballer

1984- Pieter Dirkx -Belgian director, screenwriter and painter

1984- Corey Graves -American wrestler

1984- Clivio Piccione -Monegasque race car driver

1984- Marina Timofeieva -Estonian ice dancer

1986- Bryce Papenbrook -American kick-boxer and voice actor

1986- Wojtek Wolski -Polish-Canadian ice hockey player

1987- Mayuko Iwasa -Japanese model and actress

1987- Chieko Kawabe -Japanese singer and actress

1987- Kim Kyu-jong -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (SS501)

1988- Emma Hayman -New Zealand tennis player

1989- Trace Cyrus -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Metro Station (band)|Metro Station)

1989- Gabriella Fox -American porn actress

1989- Kosta Koufos -American basketball player

1990- Stefan Müller (footballer born 1990)|Stefan Müller -German footballer

1991- Madison Hubbell -American ice dancer

1994- Earl Sweatshirt -American rapper and producer (Odd Future)

1995- Jacob Murphy -English footballer

2001- Ramona Marquez -English actress

2009- Encke (horse)|Encke -American-English race horse (d. 2014)

History of Deaths

616- Æthelberht of Kent -(b. 560)

1386- Charles III of Naples -(b. 1345)

1525- Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet -French commander (b. 1488)

1563- Francis, Duke of Guise -(b. 1519)

1588- Johann Weyer -Dutch physician and occultist (b. 1515)

1666- Nicholas Lanier -English composer and painter (b. 1588)

1674- Matthias Weckmann -German composer (b. 1616)

1685- Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle -English politician (b. 1629)

1704- Marc-Antoine Charpentier -French composer (b. 1643)

1714- Edmund Andros -English politician, 4th Colonial Governor of New York (b. 1637)

1721- John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby -English poet and politician (b. 1648)

1732- Francis Charteris (rake)|Francis Charteris -Scottish soldier (b. 1675)

1777- Joseph I of Portugal -(b. 1714)

1779- Paul Daniel Longolius -German scholar (b. 1704)

1781- Edward Capell -English critic (b. 1713)

1799- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg -German physicist (b. 1742)

1810- Henry Cavendish -English physicist and chemist (b. 1731)

1812- Étienne-Louis Malus -French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775)

1815- Robert Fulton -American engineer (b. 1765)

1824- Sir Albemarle Bertie, 1st Baronet -English admiral (b. 1755)

1825- Thomas Bowdler -English physician (b. 1754)

1856- Nikolai Lobachevsky -Russian mathematician (b. 1792)

1876- Joseph Jenkins Roberts -American-Liberian politician, 1st President of Liberia (b. 1809)

1879- Shiranui Kōemon -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 11th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1825)

1914- Eugène Balme -French target shooter (b. 1874)

1914- Joshua Chamberlain -American general and politician, 32nd Governor of Maine (b. 1828)

1925- Hjalmar Branting -Swedish politician, 16th Prime Minister of Sweden, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)

1927- Edward Marshall Hall -English lawyer and politician (b. 1858)

1927- Frank MacKey -American polo player (b. 1852)

1929- André Messager -French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1853)

1953- Gerd von Rundstedt -German field marshal (b. 1875)

1957- Helen Sewell -American author and illustrator (b. 1896)

1970- Conrad Nagel -American actor (b. 1897)

1974- Margaret Leech -American historian and author (b. 1893)

1975- Nikolai Bulganin -Russian marshal and politician, 6th Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1895)

1982- Virginia Bruce -American actress and singer (b. 1910)

1984- Tyrone Mitchell -American murderer (suicide) (b. 1955)

1984- Helmut Schelsky -German sociologist (b. 1912)

1986- Tommy Douglas -Scottish-Canadian politician, 7th Premier of Saskatchewan (b. 1904)

1987- Jim Connors -American radio host (b. 1940)

1989- Sparky Adams -American baseball player (b. 1894)

1990- Tony Conigliaro -American baseball player (b. 1945)

1990- Malcolm Forbes -American publisher (b. 1917)

1990- Sandro Pertini -Italian journalist and politician, 7th President of Italy (b. 1896)

1990- Johnnie Ray -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1927)

1991- John Charles Daly -American journalist and game show host (b. 1914)

1991- George Gobel -American comedian and actor (b. 1919)

1991- Webb Pierce -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1921)

1993- Danny Gallivan -Canadian sportscaster (b. 1917)

1993- Bobby Moore -English footballer (b. 1941)

1994- Jean Sablon -French singer and actor (b. 1906)

1994- Dinah Shore -American actress and singer (b. 1916)

1998- Clara Fraser -American activist, co-founded Radical Women (b. 1923)

1998- Antonio Prohías -Cuban-American cartoonist (b. 1921)

1998- Henny Youngman -English-American comedian and violinist (b. 1906)

1999- Andre Dubus -American author (b. 1936)

1999- David Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles -English politician (b. 1904)

1999- Frank Leslie Walcott -Barbadian politician (b. 1916)

2001- Theodore Marier -American composer and educator, founded the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (b. 1912)

2001- Claude E. Shannon -American theorist (b. 1916)

2002- Arthur Lyman -American marimba player (b. 1932)

2002- Leo Ornstein -Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (b. 1912)

2003- Bernard Loiseau -French chef (b. 1951)

2004- John Randolph (actor)|John Randolph -American actor (b. 1915)

2005- Dan McIvor (aviator)|Dan McIvor -Canadian pilot (b. 1911)

2006- Octavia E. Butler -American author (b. 1947)

2006- Don Knotts -American actor (b. 1924)

2006- John Martin (Canadian broadcaster)|John Martin -Canadian broadcaster, co-founded MuchMusic (b. 1947)

2006- Denis C. Twitchett -English historian and scholar (b. 1925)

2006- Dennis Weaver -American actor (b. 1924)

2007- Bruce Bennett -American actor (b. 1906)

2007- Leroy Jenkins (jazz musician)|Leroy Jenkins -American violinist and composer (b. 1932)

2007- Lamar Lundy -American football player (b. 1935)

2007- Damien Nash -American football player (b. 1982)

2008- Larry Norman -American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)

2009- C. R. Johnson -American skier (b. 1983)

2011- Anant Pai -Indian author, and illustrator (b. 1929)

2012- Infanta Maria Adelaide of Portugal -(b. 1912)

2012- Agnes Allen -American baseball player and therapist (b. 1930)

2012- István Anhalt -Hungarian-Canadian composer and educator (b. 1919)

2012- Jan Berenstain -American author and illustrator (b. 1923)

2012- Theodore Mann -American director and producer (b. 1924)

2012- Kenneth Price -American sculptor and painter (b. 1935)

2012- Pery Ribeiro -Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1937)

2012- Jay Ward (baseball)|Jay Ward -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1938)

2012- Oliver Wrong -English nephrologist and academic (b. 1925)

2013- Dave Charlton -English-South African race car driver (b. 1936)

2013- Denis Forman -Scottish businessman (b. 1917)

2013- Ralph Hotere -New Zealand painter (b. 1931)

2013- Virgil Johnson (singer)|Virgil Johnson -American singer (The Velvets) (b. 1935)

2013- Farideh Lashai -Iranian painter (b. 1944)

2013- Con Martin -Irish footballer and manager (b. 1923)

2013- Alexis Nihon, Jr. -Canadian wrestler (b. 1946)

2013- Frank Joseph Polozola -American judge (b. 1942)

2013- Mahmoud Salem -Egyptian journalist and author (b. 1929)

2014- Franny Beecher -American guitarist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1921)

2014- Ted Connolly -American football player (b. 1931)

2014- Eilert Eilertsen -Norwegian footballer, physician and politician (b. 1918)

2014- Neil Harrison (curler)|Neil Harrison -Canadian curler (b. 1949)

2014- Alexis Hunter -New Zealand-English painter and photographer (b. 1948)

2014- Carlos Páez Vilaró -Uruguayan painter and sculptor (b. 1923)

2014- Harold Ramis -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)

2014- Anna Reynolds (singer)|Anna Reynolds -English-German soprano (b. 1930)