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Day History: February-4

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Events History


211-Roman Emperor Septimius Severus -dies at Eboracum (modern York, England) while preparing to lead a campaign against the Caledonians. He leaves the empire in the control of his two quarrelling sons.

634- Battle of Dathin -Rashidun army|Rashidun forces under Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan defeat the Christian Arabs around Gaza City|Gaza (Palestine).

960-The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song -initiating the Song Dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.

1169-A 1169 Sicily earthquake|strong earthquake -struck the Ionian coast of Sicily, causing tens of thousands of injuries and deaths, especially in Catania.

1454-In the Thirteen Years' War (1454–66)|Thirteen Years' War -the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Masters of the Teutonic Knights|Grand Master.

1703-In Edo -(now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master's death.

1758- Macapá -is founded.

1789- George Washington -is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.

1794-The French legislature abolishes slavery -throughout all territories of the French Republic. It will be reestablished in the French West Indies in 1802.

1797-The 1797 Riobamba earthquake|Riobamba earthquake -strikes Ecuador, causing up to 40,000 casualties.

1801- John Marshall -is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.

1810-The Royal Navy -seizes Guadeloupe.

1820-The Chilean Navy -under the command of Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald|Lord Cochrane completes the 2-day long Capture of Valdivia with just 300 men and 2 ships.

1825-The Ohio Legislature -authorizes the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal.

1846-The first Mormon pioneers -make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Salt Lake Valley.

1859-The Codex Sinaiticus -is discovered in Egypt.

1861- American Civil War -In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.

1899-The Philippine–American War -begins with the Battle of Manila (1899)|Battle of Manila.

1932- Second Sino-Japanese War -Harbin, Manchuria, Defense of Harbin|falls to Empire of Japan|Japan.

1936- Radium -becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.

1941-The United Service Organization -(USO) is created to entertain American troops.

1945- World War II -Santo Tomas Internment Camp is liberated from Japanese authority.

1945-World War II: The Yalta Conference -between the "Big Three" (Winston Churchill|Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt|Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin|Stalin) opens at the Livadia Palace in the Crimea#Soviet_Union:_1922.E2.80.931991|Crimea.

1945-World War II: The British Indian Army -and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.

1948- Ceylon -(later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the Commonwealth of Nations|British Commonwealth.

1966- All Nippon Airways Flight 60 -plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.

1967- Lunar Orbiter program -Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station|Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 13 on its mission to identify possible landing sites for the Surveyor Program|Surveyor and Apollo program|Apollo spacecraft.

1969- Yasser Arafat -takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

1974-The Symbionese Liberation Army -kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.

1974- M62 coach bombing -The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb on a bus carrying off-duty British Armed Forces personnel in Yorkshire, England. Nine soldiers and three civilians are killed.

1975- 1975 Haicheng earthquake|Haicheng earthquake -(magnitude 7.3 on the Richter magnitude scale|Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.

1976-In Guatemala -and Honduras an 1976 Guatemala earthquake|earthquake kills more than 22,000.

1977-A Chicago Transit Authority -elevated train 1977 Chicago Loop derailment|rear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency's history.

1980- Ayatollah -Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.

1992-A 1992 Venezuelan coup d'état attempts|coup d'état -is led by Hugo Chávez against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez.

1996-Major snowstorm -paralyzes Midwestern United States, Milwaukee|Milwaukee, Wisconsin and ties all-time record low temperature at −26 °F (−32.2 °C)

1997-En route to Lebanon -two Israeli CH-53 Sea Stallion|Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters 1997 Israeli helicopter disaster|collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.

1997-After at first contesting the results, Serbia -President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.

1998-An February 4, 1998 Afghanistan earthquake|earthquake -measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.

1999-Unarmed West Africa -immigrant Amadou Diallo (shooting victim)|Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.

2003-The Bengali Hindu -declares the independence of the Republic of Bangabhumi from Bangladesh.

2003-The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia -is officially renamed Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.

2004- Facebook -a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

2006-A PhilSports Arena stampede|stampede -occurs in the PhilSports Arena|ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.

Famous Birthdays


1505- Mikołaj Rej -Polish poet (d. 1580)

1575- Pierre de Bérulle -French cardinal (d. 1629)

1620- Gustaf Bonde -Finnish-Swedish politician (d. 1667)

1639- Alessandro Melani -Italian composer (d. 1703)

1646- Hans Erasmus Aßmann -German poet and politician (d. 1699)

1676- Giacomo Facco -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1753)

1677- Johann Ludwig Bach -German violinist and composer (d. 1731)

1688- Pierre de Marivaux -French author and playwright (d. 1763)

1725- Dru Drury -English entomologist (d. 1804)

1740- Carl Michael Bellman -Swedish poet and composer (d. 1795)

1746- Tadeusz Kościuszko -Polish-American general (d. 1817)

1778- A. P. de Candolle -Swiss botanist (d. 1841)

1799- Almeida Garrett -Portuguese journalist and author (d. 1854)

1808- Josef Kajetán Tyl -Czech playwright (d. 1856)

1831- Oliver Ames -American politician, 35th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)

1846- Nikolay Umov -Russian physicist and mathematician (d. 1915)

1848- Jean Aicard -French poet, author, and playwright (d. 1921)

1849- Jean Richepin -French poet, author, and playwright (d. 1926)

1865- Abe Isoo -Japanese politician (d. 1949)

1870- Constant van Langhendonck -Belgian horse rider (d. 1944)

1871- Friedrich Ebert -German politician, 1st President of Germany (1919–1945)|President of Germany (d. 1925)

1872- Gotse Delchev -Greek-Macedonian activist (d. 1903)

1873- Étienne Desmarteau -Canadian weight thrower (d. 1905)

1875- Ludwig Prandtl -German physicist (d. 1953)

1877- Eddie Cochems -American football player (d. 1953)

1880- Paul Lotsij -Dutch rower (d. 1910)

1881- Fernand Léger -French painter (d. 1955)

1883- Jakob Sildnik -Estonian photographer and director (d. 1973)

1887- Anna Hedvig Büll -Estonian-German missionary (d. 1981)

1889- August Pikker -Estonian wrestler (d. 1976)

1891- M. A. Ayyangar -Indian politician, 2nd Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 1978)

1891- Jüri Lossmann -Estonian runner (d. 1984)

1892- Andreu Nin i Pérez -Catalan politician (d. 1937)

1892- E. J. Pratt -Canadian poet (d. 1964)

1895- Nigel Bruce -English actor (d. 1953)

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

1896- Friedrich Hund -German physicist (d. 1997)

1897- Ludwig Erhard -German politician, 2nd Chancellor of Germany (Federal Republic of Germany)|Chancellor of West Germany (d. 1977)

1900- Jacques Prévert -French poet and screenwriter (d. 1977)

1902- Charles Lindbergh -American pilot and activist (d. 1974)

1902- Hartley Shawcross, Baron Shawcross -German-English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (d. 2003)

1903- Alexander Imich -Polish-American chemist, parapsychologist, and academic (d. 2014)

1904- MacKinlay Kantor -American author and screenwriter (d. 1977)

1905- Hylda Baker -English actress (d. 1986)

1906- Dietrich Bonhoeffer -German pastor and theologian (d. 1945)

1906- Colette Darfeuil -French actress (d. 1998)

1906- Clyde Tombaugh -American astronomer, discovered Pluto (d. 1997)

1908- Julian Bell -English poet (d. 1937)

1912- Ola Skjåk Bræk -Norwegian banker and politician (d. 1999)

1912- Erich Leinsdorf -Austrian-American conductor (d. 1993)

1912- Byron Nelson -American golfer (d. 2006)

1912- Louis-Albert Vachon -Canadian cardinal (d. 2006)

1913- Rosa Parks -American activist (d. 2005)

1913- Dick Seaman -English race car driver (d. 1939)

1914- Alfred Andersch -German author (d. 1980)

1915- Ray Evans -American songwriter (d. 2007)

1915- William Talman (actor)|William Talman -American actor (d. 1968)

1915- Norman Wisdom -English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2010)

1917- Yahya Khan -Pakistan general and politician, 3rd President of Pakistan (d. 1980)

1918- Porky Chedwick -American radio host (d. 2014)

1918- Ida Lupino -English actress and director (d. 1995)

1918- Luigi Pareyson -Italian philosopher (d. 1991)

1921- Betty Friedan -American author and activist (d. 2006)

1921- Lotfi A. Zadeh -Iranian-American mathematician and computer scientist

1922- Bhimsen Joshi -Indian singer (d. 2011)

1922- A. R. Shaw -American educator and politician (d. 2013)

1923- Bonar Bain -Canadian actor (d. 2005)

1923- Conrad Bain -Canadian-American actor (d. 2013)

1923- James Dibble -Australian journalist (d. 2010)

1923- Joan Vollmer -American author (d. 1951)

1924- Janet Waldo -American actress

1925- Russell Hoban -American author and illustrator (d. 2011)

1925- Stanley Karnow -American journalist and historian (d. 2013)

1925- Gerald Sim -English actor

1925- Christopher Zeeman -Japanese-English mathematician and academic

1926- Roger Blais -Canadian engineer and academic (d. 2009)

1926- Gyula Grosics -Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2014)

1927- Rolf Landauer -German-American physicist (d. 1999)

1927- A. J. P. Ponrajah -Sri Lankan engineer (d. 1986)

1928- Osmo Antero Wiio -Finnish journalist, academic, and politician (d. 2013)

1929- Jerry Adler -American actor, director, and producer

1929- Julien Chouinard -Canadian lawyer and judge (d. 1987)

1929- Eduard Zimmermann -German journalist (d. 2009)

1930- Tibor Antalpéter -Hungarian volleyball player and diplomat (d. 2012)

1930- Stan Newens -English politician

1931- Isabel Martínez de Perón -Argentinian politician, 41st President of Argentina

1933- Shirley Burkovich -All-American Girls Professional Baseball League players

1933- Leo Lewis -American football running backs (d. 2013)

1933- Igor Kvasha -Russian actors (d. 2012)

1933- Mary Frank -Contemporary painters

1934- George Francis (footballer)|George Francis -English footballer

1935- Ali Nassirian -Iranian actor

1935- Martti Talvela -Finnish opera singer (d. 1989)

1936- David Brenner -American comedian, actor, and author (d. 2014)

1936- Gary Conway -American actor and screenwriter

1936- Claude Nobs -Swiss businessman, founded the Montreux Jazz Festival (d. 2013)

1937- David Newman (filmmaker)|David Newman -American director and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1938- Birju Maharaj -Indian dancer

1938- Donald W. Riegle, Jr. -American politician

1939- Stan Lundine -American politician

1940- George A. Romero -American director and producer

1940- Michelle Rossignol -Canadian actress

1940- John Schuck -American actor

1941- Jim Cunningham (British politician)|Jim Cunningham -Scottish politician

1941- Jiří Raška -Czech skier (d. 2012)

1941- John Steel (drummer)|John Steel -English drummer (The Animals)

1942- Len Wood -Canadian politician

1943- Rod Grams -American journalist and politician (d. 2013)

1943- Alberto João Jardim -Portuguese politician

1943- Wanda Rutkiewicz -Polish mountaineer (d. 1992)

1943- Ken Thompson -American computer scientist, co-developed the B (programming language)|B programming language

1944- Florence LaRue -American singer and actress (The 5th Dimension)

1945- Ron Cerrudo -American golfer

1946- Peter Allen (UK broadcaster)|Peter Allen -English radio host

1947- Dennis C. Blair -American admiral, 3rd Director of National Intelligence

1947- Dan Quayle -American politician, 44th Vice President of the United States

1948- Alice Cooper -American singer-songwriter and actor

1948- Rod Grams -American journalist and politician (d. 2013)

1948- Pauline Latham -English politician

1948- Mienoumi Tsuyoshi -Japanese sumo wrestler

1949- Edward Acton (academic)|Edward Acton -Zimbabwean-English historian and academic

1949- Michael Beck -American actor

1949- Rasim Delić -Bosnian general (d. 2010)

1949- Richard Ryder, Baron Ryder of Wensum -English broadcaster and politician

1951- Patrick Bergin -Irish actor and singer

1951- Dariush Eghbali -Iranian singer

1951- Phil Ehart -American drummer (Kansas (band)|Kansas)

1951- Stan Papi -American baseball player

1952- Lisa Eichhorn -American actress and producer

1952- Jenny Shipley -New Zealand politician, 36th Prime Minister of New Zealand

1952- Bolesław Proch -Polish motorcycle racer (d. 2012)

1952- Steve Smith (academic)|Steve Smith -English theorist and academic

1952- Jerry Shirley -English drummer (Humble Pie (band)|Humble Pie and Fastway (band)|Fastway)

1952- Li Yinhe -Chinese sociologist and sexologist

1953- Kitarō -Japanese keyboard player, composer, and producer

1953- James Stirling (physicist)|James Stirling -Irish physicist and academic

1954- Al Javier -Dominican baseball player

1955- Mikuláš Dzurinda -Slovak politician, Prime Minister of Slovakia

1955- Gerry Stoker -British political scientist

1956- Randy Sidler -American football player

1957- Don Davis (composer)|Don Davis -American composer and conductor

1957- Evan Wolfson -American lawyer and activist

1958- Tomasz Pacyński -Polish author (d. 2005)

1958- Valdo Randpere -Estonian singer and politician

1959- Pamelyn Ferdin -American actress

1959- Christian Schreier -German footballer

1959- Lawrence Taylor -American football player

1960- Tim Booth -English singer, dancer, and actor (James (band)|James)

1960- Mark Dawson -English-American talent manager and producer

1960- Siobhan Dowd -English-Irish author (d. 2007)

1960- Jenette Goldstein -American actress

1960- Jonathan Larson -American composer and playwright (d. 1996)

1960- Dave Pichette -Canadian ice hockey player

1961- Connor O'Brien (alpine skier)|Connor O'Brien -Canadian skier

1961- Stewart O'Nan -American author

1961- Denis Savard -Canadian ice hockey player

1962- Clint Black -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1962- Stephen Hammond -English politician

1962- Michael Riley -Canadian actor

1962- Alfred Twardecki -Polish historian

1963- Noodles (musician)|Noodles -American guitarist (The Offspring)

1963- Marko Matvere -Estonian actor and singer

1963- Pirmin Zurbriggen -Swiss skier

1964- Roderick T. Long -21st-century philosophers

1965- Jerome Brown -American football player (d. 1992)

1966- Viatcheslav Ekimov -Russian cyclist

1966- Kyōko Koizumi -Japanese actress and singer

1967- Sergei Grinkov -Russian figure skater (d. 1995)

1968- Marko Matvere -Estonian actor

1969- Duncan Coutts -Canadian bass player and songwriter (Our Lady Peace)

1969- Dallas Drake -Canadian ice hockey player

1969- Brandy Ledford -American actress and model

1969- Matthew Yates -English runner

1970- Gabrielle Anwar -English actress

1971- Eric Garcetti -American lieutenant and politician, 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles

1971- Rob Corddry -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1971- Michael A. Goorjian -American actor

1972- Dara Ó Briain -Irish comedian and television host

1972- Giovanni Silva de Oliveira -Brazilian footballer

1973- Oscar De La Hoya -American boxer

1973- Manny Legacé -Canadian ice hockey player

1974- Jeanette Brakewell -English horse rider

1974- Damian Collins -English politician

1974- Mijntje Donners -Dutch field hockey player

1974- Urmila Matondkar -Indian actress

1975- Natalie Imbruglia -Australian singer-songwriter and actress

1975- Thomas Tebbich -Austrian decathlete

1976- Cam'ron -American rapper and actor (The Diplomats, U.N. (group)|The U.N., and Children of the Corn (group)|Children of the Corn)

1976- Stevie Knight -English wrestler

1977- Gavin DeGraw -American singer-songwriter

1978- Danna García -Colombian actress

1978- Ömer Onan -Turkish basketball player

1979- Andrei Arlovski -Belarusian mixed martial artist and actor

1979- Giorgio Pantano -Italian race car driver

1980- Raimonds Vaikulis -Latvian basketball player

1981- Allen Forrest -American rapper and producer

1981- Ben Hendrickson -American baseball player

1981- Jason Kapono -America basketball player

1981- Tom Mastny -Indonesian baseball player

1981- Johan Vansummeren -Belgian cyclist

1982- Chris Sabin -American wrestler

1982- Ivars Timermanis -Latvian basketball player

1982- Tomas Vaitkus -Lithuanian cyclist

1982- Kimberly Wyatt -American singer-songwriter and dancer (Pussycat Dolls and Her Majesty & The Wolves)

1983- Lee Stempniak -American ice hockey player

1983- Jarrad Waite -Australian footballer

1984- Sandeep Acharya -Indian singer (d. 2013)

1984- Mauricio Pinilla -Chilean footballer

1985- Bug Hall -American actor

1986- Asif Ali -Indian actor

1986- Vin Gerard -American wrestler

1986- Mahmudullah Riyad -Bangladeshi cricketer

1987- Darren O'Dea -Irish footballer

1987- Lucie Šafářová -Czech tennis player

1988- Carly Patterson -American gymnast

1990- Haruka Tomatsu -Japanese voice actress and singer (Sphere (Japanese band)|Sphere)

1992- Sofie Oyen -Belgian tennis player

History of Deaths


211- Septimius Severus -Roman emperor (b. 145)

708- Pope Sisinnius -(b. 650)

856- Rabanus Maurus -Frankish archbishop (b. 780)

1508- Conrad Celtes -German scholar (b. 1459)

1590- Gioseffo Zarlino -Italian composer (b. 1517)

1615- Giambattista della Porta -Italian polymath and playwright (b. 1535)

1615- Dom Justo Takayama -Japanese daimyo (b. 1552)

1617- Lodewijk Elzevir -Dutch publisher, co-founded the House of Elzevir (b. 1546)

1694- Natalya Naryshkina -Russian wife of Alexis of Russia (b. 1651)

1713- Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury -English philosopher and politician (b. 1671)

1774- Charles Marie de La Condamine -French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)

1799- Étienne-Louis Boullée -French architect (b. 1728)

1781- Josef Mysliveček -Czech composer (b. 1737)

1843- Theodoros Kolokotronis -Greek general (b. 1770)

1894- Adolphe Sax -Belgian instrument maker, invented the Saxophone (b. 1814)

1905- Louis-Ernest Barrias -French sculptor (b. 1841)

1912- Franz Reichelt -Austrian-French tailor (b. 1879)

1928- Hendrik Lorentz -Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)

1933- Archibald Sayce -English linguist and educator (b. 1846)

1935- J. Henry Birtles -English rugby player (b. 1874)

1936- Wilhelm Gustloff -Swiss politician (b. 1895)

1940- Nikolai Yezhov -Russian police officer (b. 1895)

1943- Frank Calder -English-Canadian ice hockey player and journalist (b. 1877)

1944- Arsen Kotsoyev -Russian author (b. 1872)

1953- Antonio Conte (fencer)|Antonio Conte -Italian fencer (b. 1867)

1956- Savielly Tartakower -Polish chess master (b.1887)

1958- Henry Kuttner -American author (b. 1915)

1959- Una O'Connor (actress)|Una O'Connor -Irish actress (b. 1880)

1963- Fred Albert Shannon -American historian and author (b. 1893)

1966- Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor -Turkish-American journalist (b. 1875)

1967- Albert Orsborn -American 6th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1886)

1968- Neal Cassady -American author (b. 1926)

1974- Satyendra Nath Bose -Indian physicist (b. 1894)

1975- Howard Hill -American archer (b. 1899)

1975- Louis Jordan -American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (Tympany Five) (b. 1908)

1977- Brett Halliday -American author (b. 1904)

1982- Alex Harvey (musician)|Alex Harvey -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1935)

1982- Georg Konrad Morgen -German lawyer and judge (b. 1909)

1982- M. Srikantha -Sri Lankan civil servant (b. 1913)

1983- Karen Carpenter -American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (b. 1950)

1984- Patrick Nagel -American painter and illustrator (b. 1945)

1987- Liberace -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1919)

1987- Meena Keshwar Kamal -Afghan activist, founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (b. 1956)

1987- Carl Rogers -American psychologist (b. 1902)

1990- Whipper Billy Watson -Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1915)

1992- Lisa Fonssagrives -Swedish model (b. 1911)

1993- Connie Saylor -American race car driver (b. 1940)

1994- Jane Arbor -English author (b. 1903)

1994- Fred De Bruyne -Belgian cyclist (b. 1930)

1995- Godfrey Brown -Indian runner (b. 1915)

1995- Patricia Highsmith -American author (b. 1921)

2000- Carl Albert -American lawyer and politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)

2000- Doris Coley -American singer (Shirelles) (b. 1941)

2000- Phil Tonken -American voice actor (b. 1919)

2001- J. J. Johnson -American trombonist and composer (b. 1924)

2001- Pankaj Roy -Indian cricketer (b. 1928)

2001- Iannis Xenakis -Greek-French composer and architect (b. 1922)

2002- George Nader -American actor (b. 1921)

2002- Count Sigvard Bernadotte of Wisborg -(b. 1907)

2003- Benyoucef Benkhedda -Algerian politician (b. 1920)

2003- Charlie Biddle -Canadian bassist (b. 1926)

2003- André Noyelle -Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)

2005- Ossie Davis -American actor, director, and playwright (b. 1917)

2006- Betty Friedan -American author and activist (b. 1921)

2006- Myron Waldman -American animator (b. 1908)

2007- Steve Barber -American baseball player (b. 1938)

2007- José Carlos Bauer -Brazilian footballer (b. 1925)

2007- Ilya Kormiltsev -Russian poet (b. 1959)

2007- Barbara McNair -American singer and actress (b. 1934)

2007- Jules Olitski -Ukrainian-American painter and sculptor (b. 1922)

2008- Endel Aruja -Estonian physicist (b. 1911)

2008- Stefan Meller -Polish politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland (b. 1942)

2009- Lux Interior -American singer-songwriter (The Cramps) (b. 1946)

2010- Kostas Axelos -Greek philosopher (b. 1924)

2010- Alfred Käärmann -Estonian forest brother (b. 1922)

2010- Helen Tobias-Duesberg -Estonian-American composer (b. 1919)

2011- Martial Célestin -Haitian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Haiti (b. 1913)

2011- Woodie Fryman -American baseball player (b. 1940)

2012- István Csurka -Hungarian journalist and politician (b. 1934)

2012- Robert Daniel -American farmer, soldier, and politician (b. 1936)

2012- Mike deGruy -American director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1951)

2012- Florence Green -English soldier (b. 1901)

2012- Nicolás Moreno (artist)|Nicolás Moreno -Mexican painter (b. 1923)

2012- Alan Reay -English general (b. 1925)

2012- János Sebestyén -Hungarian organist (b. 1931)

2012- Andrew Wight -Australian screenwriter and producer (b. 1959)

2013- Donald Byrd -American trumpet player (b. 1932)

2013- Margaret Frazer -American author (b. 1946)

2013- Pat Halcox -English trumpet player (b. 1930)

2013- Reg Presley -English singer-songwriter (The Troggs) (b. 1941)

2013- P. W. Underwood -American football player and coach (b. 1931)

2013- Essie Mae Washington-Williams -American educator and author (b. 1925)

2014- Keith Allen (ice hockey)|Keith Allen -Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1923)

2014- Eugenio Corti -Italian soldier, author, and playwright (b. 1921)

2014- Dennis Lota -Zambian footballer (b. 1973)

2014- Wu Ma -Chinese actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1942)

2014- Minus Polak -Dutch lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1928)

2014- Hazel Sampson -American linguist and activist (b. 1910)