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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.
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)