This Day in History

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Day History: February-9

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History

474- Zeno (emperor)|Zeno -crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

1555- Bishop of Gloucester -John Hooper (bishop)|John Hooper is burned at the stake.

1621- Pope Gregory XV|Gregory XV -becomes Pope, the last Pope Papal election|elected by acclamation.

1654-The Capture of Fort Rocher -takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War (1654–60)|Anglo-Spanish War.

1775- American Revolutionary War -The Parliament of Great Britain|British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.

1788-The Habsburg Monarchy|Habsburg Empire -joins the Russo-Turkish War (1787–92)|Russo-Turkish War in the Imperial Russia|Russian camp.

1825-After no presidential candidate receives a majority of U.S. Electoral College|electoral votes -in United States presidential election, 1824|the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States.

1849- Roman Republic (19th century)|New Roman Republic -established

1861- American Civil War -Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Montgomery Convention|Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.

1870-President Ulysses S. Grant -signs a joint resolution of United States Congress|Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.

1889-President Grover Cleveland -signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a United States Cabinet|Cabinet-level agency.

1895- William G. Morgan -creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.

1900-The Davis Cup -competition is established.

1904- Russo-Japanese War -Battle of Port Arthur concludes.

1913-A group of meteor -Meteor procession of February 9, 1913|is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.

1920-Under the terms of the Svalbard Treaty -international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.

1922- Brazil -becomes a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works|Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1934-The Balkan Entente -is formed.

1942- World War II -Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.

1942-Year-round Daylight saving time -is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.

1943-World War II: Allies of World War II|Allied -authorities declare Guadalcanal (Pacific Ocean island)|Guadalcanal secure after Empire of Japan|Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.

1945-World War II: A force of Allies of World War II|Allied -aircraft Black Friday (1945)|unsuccessfully attacked a Nazi Germany|German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.

1950- Second Red Scare -United States Senate|Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communism|Communists.

1951- Korean War -Geochang massacre

1959-The R-7 Semyorka -the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, Soviet Union|USSR.

1964- The Beatles -make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers.

1965- Vietnam War -The first United States troops with a combat mission, a Marine Corps Hawk air defense missile battalion, are sent to South Vietnam.

1969-First test flight of the Boeing 747 -

1971-The Sylmar earthquake -hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.

1971- Satchel Paige -becomes the first Negro League baseball|Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1971- Apollo program -Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing.

1973- Biju Patnaik -of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of the opposition in the state assembly in Odisha, India.

1975-The Soyuz 17 -Soviet Union|Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.

1986- Halley's Comet -last appeared in the inner Solar System.

1991-Voters in Lithuania -vote for independence.

1996-The Provisional Irish Republican Army -declares the end to its 18-month ceasefire and 1996 Docklands bombing|explodes a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.

2001-The American submarine {{USS|Greeneville|SSN-772|6}} accidentally Ehime Maru and USS Greeneville collision|strikes and sinks -the ''Ehime-Maru'', a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.

Famous Birthdays

1533- Shimazu Yoshihisa -Japanese daimyo (d. 1611)

1645- Johann Aegidius Bach -German viola player (d. 1716)

1666- George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney -Scottish field marshal (d. 1737)

1711- Luis Vicente de Velasco e Isla -Spanish sailor and commander (d. 1762)

1737- Thomas Paine -English-American philosopher, author, and activist (d. 1809)

1741- Henri-Joseph Rigel -German-French composer (d. 1799)

1747- Sir John Duckworth, 1st Baronet -English admiral (d. 1817)

1748- Luther Martin -American politician (d. 1826)

1751- Antoine Bullant -Czech bassoon player and composer (d. 1821)

1756- Karel Blažej Kopřiva -Czech organist and composer (d. 1785)

1763- Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden -(d. 1830)

1769- George W. Campbell -Scottish-American politician, 5th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1848)

1773- William Henry Harrison -American general and politician, 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)

1775- Farkas Bolyai -Hungarian mathematician (d. 1856)

1781- Johann Baptist von Spix -German biologist (d. 1826)

1783- Vasily Zhukovsky -Russian poet (d. 1852)

1789- Franz Xaver Gabelsberger -German engineer, invented Gabelsberger shorthand (d. 1849)

1792- Thomas Cooke (bishop)|Thomas Cooke -Canadian bishop (d. 1870)

1800- Hyrum Smith -American religious leader (d. 1844)

1814- Samuel J. Tilden -American lawyer and politician, 28th Governor of New York (d. 1886)

1830- Abdülaziz -Ottoman sultan (d. 1876)

1834- Felix Dahn -German author (d. 1912)

1839- Silas Adams -American lawyer and politician (d. 1896)

1846- Wilhelm Maybach -German businessman, founded Maybach (d. 1929)

1846- Whitaker Wright -English financier (d. 1904)

1847- Hugh Price Hughes -Welsh theologian (d. 1902)

1863- Anthony Hope -English author and playwright (d. 1933)

1864- Miina Härma -Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1941)

1865- Mrs. Patrick Campbell -English actress (d. 1940)

1865- Erich von Drygalski -German geographer and geophysicist (d. 1949)

1867- Natsume Sōseki -Japanese author (d. 1916)

1871- Howard Taylor Ricketts -American pathologist (d. 1910)

1874- Amy Lowell -American poet (d. 1925)

1880- Lipót Fejér -Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)

1883- Jules Berry -French actor (d. 1951)

1885- Alban Berg -Austrian composer (d. 1935)

1887- Toivo Aro -Finnish diver (d. 1962)

1891- Ronald Colman -English actor (d. 1958)

1892- Peggy Wood -American actress (d. 1978)

1893- Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas -Greek lawyer and politician, 163rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1987)

1895- Hermann Brill -German politician (d. 1959)

1896- Alberto Vargas -Peruvian painter (d. 1982)

1897- Charles Kingsford Smith -Australian pilot (d. 1935)

1901- Brian Donlevy -Irish actor (d. 1972)

1901- James Murray (actor)|James Murray -American actor (d. 1936)

1902- Gertrud Scholtz-Klink -German activist (d. 1999)

1906- André Kostolany -Hungarian speculator (d. 1999)

1907- Trường Chinh -Vietnamese politician, 4th List of Presidents of Vietnam|President of Vietnam (d. 1988)

1907- Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter -English-Canadian geometer (d. 2003)

1909- Heather Angel (actress)|Heather Angel -English actress (d. 1986)

1909- Harald Genzmer -German composer (d. 2007)

1909- Carmen Miranda -Portuguese-Brazilian actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1955)

1909- Dean Rusk -American politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (d. 1994)

1910- Jacques Monod -French biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)

1911- William Orlando Darby -American general (d. 1945)

1912- Futabayama Sadaji -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 35th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1968)

1912- Ginette Leclerc -French actress (d. 1992)

1914- Bill Justice -American animator (d. 2011)

1914- Ernest Tubb -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)

1914- Bill Veeck -American businessman (d. 1986)

1915- Lennard Pearce -English actor (d. 1984)

1916- Tex Hughson -American baseball player (d. 1993)

1917- Moon Mullen -American baseball and basketball player (d. 2013)

1919- John Abramovic -American basketball player (d. 2000)

1920- Fred Allen (rugby union)|Fred Allen -New Zealand rugby player and coach (d. 2012)

1922- Kathryn Grayson -American actress and soprano (d. 2010)

1922- Jim Laker -English cricketer (d. 1986)

1922- C. P. Krishnan Nair -Indian businessman, founded The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (d. 2014)

1923- Brendan Behan -Irish author (d. 1964)

1923- Tonie Nathan -American politician (d. 2014)

1925- John B. Cobb -American philosopher and theologian

1925- Burkhard Heim -German physicist (d. 2001)

1926- Garret FitzGerald -Irish politician, 7th Taoiseach|Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2011)

1927- Richard A. Long -American historian and author (d. 2013)

1928- Frank Frazetta -American illustrator (d. 2010)

1928- Rinus Michels -Dutch footballer and coach (d. 2005)

1928- Roger Mudd -American journalist

1929- Clement Meadmore -Australian-American sculptor (d. 2005)

1929- Danny Malloy (boxer)|Danny Malloy -Scottish boxer and footballer

1930- Garner Ted Armstrong -American evangelist (d. 2003)

1931- Thomas Bernhard -Austrian playwright and author (d. 1989)

1931- Josef Masopust -Czech footballer and coach

1932- Tatsuro Hirooka -Japanese baseball player and manager

1932- Gerhard Richter -German painter

1933- Loris Azzaro -Tunisian-French fashion designer (d. 2003)

1933- Ronnie Claire Edwards -American actress

1934- George Showell -English footballer (d. 2012)

1934- John Ziegler (ice hockey)|John Ziegler -American businessman

1935- Lionel Fanthorpe -English-Welsh priest, journalist, and author

1935- Paul Flynn (politician)|Paul Flynn -Welsh politician

1936- Stompin' Tom Connors -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1936- Clive Swift -English actor

1937- Clete Boyer -American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)

1937- Len Skeat -English bassist

1939- Barry Mann -American pianist, songwriter, and producer

1939- Tadahiro Matsushita -Japanese politician (d. 2012)

1939- Janet Suzman -South African actress and director

1940- Brian Bennett (musician)|Brian Bennett -English drummer and songwriter (The Shadows)

1940- J. M. Coetzee -South African author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate

1941- Sheila Kuehl -American actress and politician

1942- Carole King -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1943- Ryland Davies -Welsh tenor

1943- Barbara Lewis -American singer-songwriter

1943- Jonny Nilsson -Swedish speed skater

1943- Joe Pesci -American actor, singer, and producer

1943- Joseph E. Stiglitz -American economist, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate

1944- Martha Chen -American academic

1944- Derryn Hinch -Australian radio and television host

1944- Alice Walker -American author and poet

1945- Mia Farrow -American actress and singer

1945- Gérard Lenorman -French singer

1946- Eamon Duffy -Irish historian and academic

1946- Seán Neeson -Irish politician

1946- Vince Papale -American football player

1946- Agneta Stark -Swedish feminist economist

1946- Jim Webb -American politician

1947- Reinhard Adler -German footballer

1947- Carla Del Ponte -Swiss lawyer and diplomat

1947- Joe Ely -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Flatlanders and Los Super Seven)

1947- Major Harris (singer)|Major Harris -American singer (The Delfonics) (d. 2012)

1947- Michel Lamarche -Canadian-American wrestler

1948- Guy Standing (economist)|Guy Standing -British industrial relations economist

1949- Bernard Gallacher -Scottish golfer

1949- Judith Light -American actress

1950- Richard F. Colburn -American politician

1952- Danny White -American football player

1953- Ciarán Hinds -Irish actor

1953- Ezechiele Ramin -Italian missionary, priest, and martyr (d. 1985)

1953- Gabriel Rotello -American journalist and author, founded ''OutWeek''

1954- Omar Belhouchet -Algerian journalist

1954- Jo Duffy -American author

1954- Chris Gardner -American businessman, founded Gardner Rich & Co

1954- Gina Rinehart -Australian businesswoman

1954- Kevin Warwick -English engineer and academic

1955- Jerry Beck -American historian and author

1955- Jim J. Bullock -American actor

1955- Charles Shaughnessy -English actor

1956- Margaret Gilmore -English journalist

1956- Mookie Wilson -American baseball player

1957- Gordon Strachan -Scottish footballer and manager

1958- Christoph Clark -French porn actor and director

1958- Sandy Lyle -Scottish golfer

1958- Chris Nilan -American ice hockey player

1958- Cyrille Regis -English footballer

1959- Antonis Manikas -Greek footballer and manager

1960- David Bateson -South African-Danish actor

1960- Holly Johnson -English singer-songwriter and bass player (Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Big in Japan (band)|Big in Japan)

1960- Peggy Whitson -American biochemist and astronaut

1961- John Kruk -American baseball player

1961- Jussi Lampi -Finnish actor

1962- Anik Bissonnette -Canadian ballet dancer

1962- Csaba Kesjár -Hungarian race car driver (d. 1988)

1963- Brian Greene -American physicist

1963- Travis Tritt -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1964- Debrah Miceli -Italian-American wrestler

1965- Dieter Baumann -German runner

1965- Darren Dalton -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1965- Igor Malkov -Russian speed skater

1965- Julie Warner -American actress

1966- Harald Eia -Norwegian comedian and actor

1966- Ellen van Langen -Dutch runner

1967- Todd Pratt -American baseball player

1968- Alejandra Guzmán -Mexican singer and actress

1968- Rahul Roy -Indian actor

1968- Derek Strong -American basketball player

1969- Tom Scharpling -American comedian and radio host

1969- Ian Eagle -American sportscaster

1969- Jimmy Smith (wide receiver)|Jimmy Smith -American football player

1970- Krister Linder -Swedish singer-songwriter and producer (Dive (Swedish band)|Dive)

1970- Glenn McGrath -Australian cricketer

1971- Sharon Case -American actress

1971- Johan Mjällby -Swedish footballer

1972- Darren Ferguson -Scottish footballer

1972- Crispin Freeman -American voice actor

1972- Jason Winston George -American actor

1972- Norbert Rózsa -Hungarian swimmer

1973- Svetlana Boginskaya -Belorussian gymnast

1973- Colin Egglesfield -American actor

1973- Shaun Parkes -English actor

1974- Erra Fazira -Malaysian actress and singer

1974- Brad Maynard -American football player

1974- Amber Valletta -American model and actress

1974- John Wallace (basketball)|John Wallace -American basketball player

1975- Kurt Asle Arvesen -Norwegian cyclist

1975- Viktor Chistiakov -Russian-Australian pole vaulter

1975- Clinton Grybas -Australian sportscaster (d. 2008)

1975- Vladimir Guerrero -Dominican baseball player

1976- Steve Burguiere -American radio host and producer

1976- Charlie Day -American actor

1976- Georgios Korakakis -Greek footballer

1978- A. J. Buckley -Irish-Canadian actor

1978- Airton Daré -Brazilian race car driver

1978- Erin O'Connor -English model

1979- David Gray (snooker player)|David Gray -English snooker player

1979- Akinori Iwamura -Japanese baseball player

1979- Irina Slutskaya -Russian figure skater

1979- Zhang Ziyi -Chinese actress

1980- Angelos Charisteas -Greek footballer

1980- Margarita Levieva -Russian-American actress and gymnast

1980- Shelly Martinez -American wrestler and actress

1981- Joël Camathias -Swiss race car driver

1981- Tom Hiddleston -English actor

1981- John Walker Lindh -American criminal

1981- The Rev -American singer-songwriter and drummer (Avenged Sevenfold, Pinkly Smooth, and Suburban Legends) (d. 2009)

1981- Daisuke Sekimoto -Japanese wrestler

1982- Domingo Cisma González -Spanish footballer

1982- Jameer Nelson -American basketball player

1982- Ami Suzuki -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

1982- Chris Weale -English footballer

1983- Mikel Arruabarrena Aranbide -Spanish footballer

1984- Maurice Ager -American basketball player

1984- Logan Bartholomew -American actor

1984- Han Geng -Chinese singer, actor, and dancer (Super Junior)

1984- Dioner Navarro -Venezuelan baseball player

1985- David Gallagher -American actor

1985- Rachel Melvin -American actress

1986- Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein -of Jordan

1987- Sam Coulson -English guitarist (Asia (band)|Asia)

1987- Michael B. Jordan -American actor

1987- Davide Lanzafame -Italian footballer

1987- Rose Leslie -Scottish actress

1987- Magdalena Neuner -German biathlete

1987- Joe O'Cearuill -Irish footballer

1987- Polona Reberšak -Slovenian tennis player

1988- Lotte Friis -Danish swimmer

1989- Gia Farrell -American singer-songwriter

1989- Wu Jia-qing -Taiwanese pool player

1990- Tyson Houseman -Canadian actor

1990- Camille Winbush -American actress and singer

1992- Avan Jogia -Canadian actor, singer, and dancer

1993- Niclas Füllkrug -German footballer

1996- Jimmy Bennett -American actor and singer

1996- Kelli Berglund -American actress

1997- Valentini Grammatikopoulou -Greek tennis player

History of Deaths

967- Sayf al-Dawla -Syrian ruler (b. 916)

1011- Bernard I, Duke of Saxony -(b. 950)

1199- Minamoto no Yoritomo -Japanese shogun (b. 1147)

1450- Agnès Sorel -French mistress of Charles VII of France (b. 1421)

1555- John Hooper (bishop)|John Hooper -English bishop (b. 1495)

1555- Rowland Taylor -English martyr (b. 1510)

1588- Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz -Spanish admiral (b. 1526)

1619- Lucilio Vanini -Italian philosopher (b. 1585)

1670- Frederick III of Denmark -(b. 1609)

1675- Gerhard Douw -Dutch painter (b. 1613)

1709- François Louis, Prince of Conti -(b. 1664)

1752- Fredrik Hasselqvist -Swedish biologist (b. 1722)

1777- Seth Pomeroy -American general and gunsmith (b. 1706)

1782- Giuseppe Luigi Assemani -Lebanese orientalist (b. 1710)

1803- Jean François de Saint-Lambert -French soldier, poet, and philosopher (b. 1716)

1857- Dionysios Solomos -Greek poet (b. 1798)

1874- Jules Michelet -French historian (b. 1798)

1881- Fyodor Dostoyevsky -Russian author (b. 1821)

1891- Johan Jongkind -Dutch painter (b. 1819)

1906- Paul Laurence Dunbar -American poet (b. 1872)

1930- Richard With -Norwegian captain and businessman, founded Hurtigruten (b. 1846)

1932- A.K. Golam Jilani -Bangladeshi soldier and activist (b. 1904)

1932- Paul Neumann (swimmer)|Paul Neumann -Austrian swimmer (b. 1875)

1951- Eddy Duchin -American pianist (b. 1910)

1957- Miklós Horthy -Hungarian admiral, Regent of Hungary (b. 1868)

1960- Alexandre Benois -Russian painter and critic (b. 1870)

1960- Ernő Dohnányi -Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1877)

1964- Eberhard Vogdt -Estonian sailor (b. 1902)

1965- Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah -Bangladeshi theologian and educator (b. 1874)

1966- Sophie Tucker -Russian-American actress and singer (b. 1884)

1969- George "Gabby" Hayes -American actor (b. 1885)

1973- Vasiliki Maliaros -Greek actress (b. 1883)

1973- Max Yasgur -American farmer, owned the site of the Woodstock Festival (b. 1919)

1975- Pierre Dac -French activist (b. 1893)

1976- Percy Faith -Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1908)

1977- Alia al-Hussein -Egyptian wife of Hussein of Jordan (b. 1948)

1977- Sergey Ilyushin -Russian aircraft designer, founded the Ilyushin|Ilyushin Design Company (b. 1894)

1978- Costante Girardengo -Italian cyclist (b. 1893)

1978- Julio Jaramillo -Ecuadorian singer (b. 1935)

1978- Warren King (cartoonist)|Warren King -American cartoonist (b. 1916)

1979- Allen Tate -American poet (b. 1899)

1980- Tom Macdonald (writer)|Tom Macdonald -Welsh journalist and author (b. 1900)

1981- M. C. Chagla -Indian jurist and diplomat (b. 1900)

1981- Bill Haley -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1925)

1984- Yuri Andropov -Soviet politician (b. 1914)

1989- Osamu Tezuka -Japanese illustrator, animator, and producer (b. 1928)

1991- James Cleveland -American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Caravans) (b. 1931)

1994- Howard Martin Temin -American geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)

1995- J. William Fulbright -American politician (b. 1905)

1995- David Wayne -American actor (b. 1914)

1997- Barry Evans (actor)|Barry Evans -English actor (b. 1943)

1997- Georges Groulx -Canadian actor (b. 1922)

1998- Maurice Schumann -French politician and journalist (b. 1911)

1999- Bryan Mosley -English actor (b. 1931)

2001- Herbert A. Simon -American economist, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

2002- Isabelle Holland -American author (b. 1920)

2002- Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon -(b. 1930)

2002- Vicente Sardinero -Spanish opera singer (b. 1937)

2004- Claude Ryan -Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1925)

2005- Tyrone Davis -American singer (b. 1938)

2005- Robert Kearns -American engineer, invented the windscreen wiper (b. 1927)

2006- Nadira (actress)|Nadira -Indian actress (b. 1932)

2006- Freddie Laker -English businessman, founded Laker Airways (b. 1922)

2007- Hank Bauer -American baseball player (b. 1922)

2007- Kostas Paskalis -Greek opera singer (b. 1929)

2007- Ian Richardson -Scottish actor (b. 1934)

2008- Scot Halpin -American drummer (b. 1954)

2008- Christopher Hyatt -American occultist and author (b. 1943)

2008- Jazeh Tabatabai -Iranian painter, poet, and sculptor (b. 1931)

2008- Mindrolling Trichen -Indian spiritual leader (b. 1930)

2009- Eluana Englaro -Italian medical patient (b. 1970)

2009- Orlando "Cachaito" López -Cuban bassist (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1933)

2010- Phil Harris (fisherman)|Phil Harris -American captain and fisherman (b. 1956)

2010- Jacques Hétu -Canadian composer and educator (b. 1938)

2010- Juris Kalniņš -Latvian basketball player (b. 1938)

2010- Walter Frederick Morrison -American toymaker, invented the Frisbee (b. 1920)

2011- Miltiadis Evert -Greek politician, 69th Mayor of Athens (b. 1939)

2012- Adam Adamowicz -American illustrator (b. 1968)

2012- O. P. Dutta -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

2012- John Hick -English philosopher and academic (b. 1922)

2012- Joe Moretti -Scottish-South African guitarist (b. 1938)

2012- Don Panciera -American football player and coach (b. 1927)

2013- Richard Artschwager -American painter, illustrator, and sculptor (b. 1923)

2013- Gérard Asselin -Canadian politician (b. 1950)

2013- Keiko Fukuda -Japanese-American martial artist (b. 1913)

2013- Afzal Guru -Indian terrorist (b. 1969)

2013- Bill Irwin (skier)|Bill Irwin -Canadian skier (b. 1920)

2013- Jimmy Smyth (hurler)|Jimmy Smyth -Irish hurler (b. 1931)

2013- Richard Twiss -American author and educator (b. 1954)

2013- Kåre Valebrokk -Norwegian journalist (b. 1940)

2014- Marius (giraffe)|Marius -Danish giraffe (b. 2011)

2014- Eric Bercovici -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1933)

2014- Serafin R. Cuevas -Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1928)

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

2014- Graham John Hills -Scottish chemist and academic (b. 1926)

2014- Mauro Pane -Italian race car driver (b. 1963)

2014- Logan Scott-Bowden -English general (b. 1920)

2014- John Stibbon -English general (b. 1935)