This Day in History

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Day History: January-25

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


41-After a night of negotiation, Claudius -is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Roman Senate|Senate.

750-In the Battle of the Zab -the Abbasid rebels defeat the Umayyad Caliphate, leading to overthrow of the dynasty.

1348-A 1348 Friuli earthquake|strong earthquake -strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.

1494- Alfonso II of Naples|Alfonso II -becomes King of Naples.

1515- Coronation of the French monarch|Coronation -of Francis I of France.

1533- Henry VIII of England -secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.

1554-Founding of São Paulo (city)|São Paulo -city, Brazil.

1573- Battle of Mikatagahara -In Japan, Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.

1575- Luanda -the capital of Angola, is founded by the Portuguese navigator Paulo Dias de Novais.

1704-The Apalachee massacre|Battle of Ayubale -results in the destruction of most of the Spanish missions in Florida.

1755- Moscow State University|Moscow University -is established on Tatiana Day.

1765- Port Egmont -the first British settlement in the Falkland Islands at the southern tip of South America, is founded.

1787- Shays' Rebellion -The rebellion's largest confrontation, outside the Springfield Armory, results in the killing of four rebels and the wounding of twenty.

1791-The Parliament of Great Britain|British Parliament -passes the Constitutional Act of 1791 and splits the old Province of Quebec (1763–1791)|Province of Quebec into Upper Canada|Upper and Lower Canada.

1792-The London Corresponding Society -is founded.

1858-The '' Wedding March (Mendelssohn)|Wedding March -' by Felix Mendelssohn is played at the marriage of Victoria of the United Kingdom|Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal and Empress Frederick|Victoria, and Friedrich III of Germany (Hohenzollern)|Friedrich of Prussia, and becomes a popular wedding recessional.

1879-The Bulgarian National Bank -is founded.

1881- Thomas Edison -and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.

1890- Nellie Bly -completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.

1909- Richard Strauss -s opera ''Elektra (opera)|Elektra'' receives its debut performance at the Semperoper|Dresden State Opera.

1915- Alexander Graham Bell -inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas A. Watson|Thomas Watson in San Francisco.

1918- Ukraine -declares independence from Bolshevik Russia.

1919-The League of Nations -is founded.

1924-The 1924 Winter Olympics -opens in Chamonix, in the France|French Alps, inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.

1932- Second Sino-Japanese War -The Republic of China|Chinese National Revolutionary Army Defense of Harbin|begins its defense of Harbin.

1937-'' The Guiding Light -' debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until Sept. 18, 2009.

1941- Pope Pius XII -elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

1942- World War II -Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.

1944- Florence Li Tim-Oi -is ordained in China, becoming the first woman Anglican priest.

1945-World War II: The Battle of the Bulge -ends.

1946-The United Mine Workers -rejoins the American Federation of Labor.

1947- Thomas T. Goldsmith, Jr.|Thomas Goldsmith Jr. -files a patent for a "Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device", the first ever electronic game.

1949-At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Award -are presented.

1955-The Soviet Union -ends the state of war with Germany.

1960-The National Association of Broadcasters -reacts to the "payola" scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accept money for playing particular records.

1961-In Washington, D.C. -John F. Kennedy delivers the first live President of the United States|presidential television news conference.

1969- Brazilian Army -captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the Brazilian military government|military dictatorship, taking with him 10 machine guns and 63 rifles.

1971- Charles Manson -and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.

1971- Idi Amin -leads a 1971 Ugandan coup d'état|coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.

1979- Pope John Paul II -starts his first official papal visits outside Italy to the Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Mexico.

1980- Mother Teresa -is honored with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna

1981- Jiang Qing -the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death.

1986-The National Resistance Movement -topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.

1990- Avianca Flight 52 -crashed into Cove Neck, New York due to fuel exuasion.

1993- 1993 CIA shootings|Five people are shot outside -the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Two are killed and three wounded.

1994-The Clementine mission|Clementine -space probe launches.

1995-The Norwegian rocket incident -Russia almost launches a nuclear weapon|nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant (rocket)|Black Brant XII, a Norway|Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile.

1996- Billy Bailey -becomes the last person to be hanged in the USA.

1998-During a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II -demands political reforms and the release of political prisoners while condemning US attempts to isolate the country.

1998-A suicide attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam -on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth kills eight and injures 25 others.

1999-A 6.0 Richter magnitude scale|Richter scale -1999 Armenia, Colombia earthquake|earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.

2003- 2003 Invasion of Iraq -A group of people leave London, England, for Baghdad, Iraq, to Human shield action to Iraq|serve as human shields, intending to prevent the United States|U.S.-led coalition of the willing|coalition troops from bombing certain locations.

2004- Opportunity rover -(MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.

2005-A Mandher Devi temple stampede|stampede -at the Mandhradevi temple in Maharashtra, India kills at least 258.

2006-Three independent observing campaigns announce the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb -through gravitational microlensing, the first cool rocky/icy extrasolar planet around a main-sequence star.

2006- Mexico|Mexican -lucha libre|professional wrestler Juana Barraza is arrested in connection with the serial killer|serial killing of at least 10 elderly women.

2011-The Timeline of the 2011 Egyptian revolution under Hosni Mubarak's rule|first wave -of the 2011 Egyptian revolution|Egyptian revolution begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.

2013-At least 50 people are killed and 120 people are injured in a 2013 Uribana prison riot|prison riot -in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

Famous Birthdays


750- Leo IV the Khazar -Byzantine emperor (d. 780)

1477- Anne of Brittany -(d. 1514)

1509- Giovanni Morone -Italian cardinal (d. 1580)

1615- Govert Flinck -Dutch painter (d. 1660)

1627- Robert Boyle -Irish chemist (d. 1691)

1634- Gaspar Fagel -Dutch diplomat (d. 1688)

1640- William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire -English soldier and politician (d. 1707)

1688- Juraj Jánošík -Slovak criminal (d. 1713)

1736- Joseph Louis Lagrange -Italian-French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1813)

1739- Charles François Dumouriez -French general (d. 1823)

1743- Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi -German philosopher (d. 1819)

1750- Johann Gottfried Vierling -German organist and composer (d. 1813)

1755- Paolo Mascagni -Italian physician (d. 1815)

1759- Robert Burns -Scottish poet (d. 1796)

1777- Karoline Jagemann -German actress (d. 1848)

1783- William Colgate -English-American businessman and philanthropist, founded Colgate-Palmolive (d. 1857)

1794- François-Vincent Raspail -French chemist (d. 1878)

1796- William MacGillivray -Scottish ornithologist (d. 1852)

1813- James Marion Sims -American physician (d. 1883)

1822- Charles Reed Bishop -American businessman, philanthropist, and politician, founded the Bishop Museum (d. 1915)

1822- William McDougall (politician)|William McDougall -Canadian lawyer and politician, List of lieutenant governors of the Northwest Territories|Lieutenant Governor of the Northwest Territories (d. 1905)

1824- Michael Madhusudan Dutt -Indian poet and playwright (d. 1873)

1825- George Pickett -American general (d. 1875)

1841- John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher -Sri Lankan-English admiral (d. 1920)

1858- Mikimoto Kōkichi -Japanese businessman (d. 1954)

1860- Charles Curtis -American politician, 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)

1864- Julije Kempf -Croatian historian and author (d. 1934)

1868- Juventino Rosas -Mexican violinist and composer (d. 1894)

1874- W. Somerset Maugham -French-English author and playwright (d. 1965)

1878- Ernst Alexanderson -Swedish-American engineer (d. 1975)

1882- Virginia Woolf -English author and critic (d. 1941)

1885- Kitahara Hakushū -Japanese poet and author (d. 1942)

1886- Wilhelm Furtwängler -German conductor and composer (d. 1954)

1896- Florence Mills -American singer, dancer, and actress (d. 1927)

1899- Sleepy John Estes -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)

1899- Paul-Henri Spaak -Belgian politician, 46th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1972)

1900- István Fekete -Hungarian author (d. 1970)

1900- Yōjirō Ishizaka -Japanese author (d. 1986)

1901- Martín de Álzaga (racing driver)|Martín De Álzaga -Argentinian race car driver (d. 1982)

1902- Pablo Antonio -Filipino architect (d. 1975)

1905- Maurice Roy -Canadian cardinal (d. 1985)

1905- Margery Sharp -English author (d. 1991)

1910- Edgar V. Saks -Estonian historian, author, and politician (d. 1984)

1913- Huang Hua (politician)|Huang Hua -Chinese politician, 5th Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (d. 2010)

1913- Witold Lutosławski -Polish composer and conductor (d. 1994)

1913- Luis Marden -American photographer and journalist (d. 2003)

1915- Ewan MacColl -English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 1989)

1916- Pop Ivy -American football player and coach (d. 2003)

1917- Ilya Prigogine -Russian chemist, Nobel Prize for Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)

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

1917- Paul Rowe (Canadian football)|Paul Rowe -Canadian football player (d. 1990)

1918- Ernie Harwell -American sportscaster (d. 2010)

1919- Edwin Newman -American journalist and author (d. 2010)

1921- Samuel T. Cohen -American physicist (d. 2010)

1922- Raymond Baxter -English television host and pilot (d. 2006)

1923- Arvid Carlsson -Swedish pharmacologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1923- Rusty Draper -American singer (d. 2003)

1923- Shirley Ardell Mason -American psychiatric patient (d. 1998)

1923- Sally Starr (TV hostess)|Sally Starr -American actress and television host (d. 2013)

1923- Jean Taittinger -French politician (d. 2012)

1923- Tom Tipps -American soldier and politician (d. 2013)

1924- Lou Groza -American football player (d. 2000)

1924- Speedy West -American guitarist and producer (d. 2003)

1924- Husein Mehmedov -Bulgarian-Turkish Olympic wrestler (d. 2014)

1925- Giorgos Zampetas -Greek bouzouki player and songwriter (d. 1992)

1927- Antônio Carlos Jobim -Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1994)

1928- Jérôme Choquette -Canadian lawyer and politician

1928- Eduard Shevardnadze -Georgian general and politician, 2nd President of Georgia (d. 2014)

1928- Cor van der Hart -Dutch footballer (d. 2006)

1929- Robert Faurisson -English-French academic

1929- Benny Golson -American saxophonist and composer

1930- Tanya Savicheva -Russian author (d. 1944)

1931- Dean Jones (actor)|Dean Jones -American actor and singer

1933- Corazon Aquino -Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)

1933- Donald Nicholls, Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead -English lawyer and judge

1934- Mimi Kok -Dutch actress and singer (d. 2014)

1935- Conrad Burns -American soldier and politician

1935- António Ramalho Eanes -Portuguese general and politician, 16th President of Portugal

1935- J. G. Farrell -Irish author (d. 1979)

1935- Maretta Taylor -American politician (d. 2013)

1936- Diana Hyland -American actress (d. 1977)

1937- Judith Ann Mayotte -American humanitarian and author

1937- Ange-Félix Patassé -Central African politician, President of the Central African Republic (d. 2011)

1938- Shotaro Ishinomori -Japanese author and illustrator (d. 1998)

1938- Etta James -American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)

1938- Leiji Matsumoto -Japanese illustrator

1938- Vladimir Vysotsky -Russian singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (d. 1980)

1939- Gabriel Romanus -Swedish politician

1941- Buddy Baker -American race car driver

1941- Gregory Sierra -American actor

1942- Eusébio -Mozambican-Portuguese footballer (d. 2014)

1942- Carl Eller -American football player

1942- Kenichi Shinoda -Japanese mobster

1943- Roy Black (singer)|Roy Black -German singer and actor (d. 1991)

1943- Tobe Hooper -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1945- John Leslie (pornographic actor)|John Leslie -American porn actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)

1945- Leigh Taylor-Young -American actress

1945- Dave Walker -English singer and guitarist (Savoy Brown and Fleetwood Mac)

1946- Doc Bundy -American race car driver

1947- Tostão -Brazilian footballer

1947- Ángel Nieto -Spanish motorcycle racer

1948- Gueorgui Chichkine -Russian painter

1948- Ros Kelly -Australian politician

1949- John Cooper Clarke -English poet

1949- Paul Nurse -English geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1950- Gloria Naylor -American author

1951- Steve Prefontaine -American runner (d. 1975)

1951- Leonid Telyatnikov -Kazakhstani fire fighter (d. 2004)

1952- Sara Mandiano -French singer-songwriter

1952- Peter Tatchell -Australian-English activist

1952- Timothy White (editor)|Timothy White -American journalist (d. 2002)

1953- The Honky Tonk Man -American wrestler

1953- Mark Weil -Russian-Uzbek director (d. 2007)

1954- Ricardo Bochini -Argentinian footballer

1954- Kay Cottee -Australian sailor

1954- Renate Dorrestein -Dutch journalist and author

1954- Kim Gandy -American lawyer and activist

1956- Andy Cox -English guitarist (The Beat (British band)|The Beat and Fine Young Cannibals)

1957- Eskil Erlandsson -Swedish politician

1957- Andrew P. Harris -American physician and politician

1957- Jenifer Lewis -American actress and singer

1958- Kavita Krishnamurthy -Indian singer

1958- Dinah Manoff -American actress and director

1958- Franco Pancheri -Italian footballer and manager

1958- Gary Tibbs -English bass guitarist and actor

1961- Vivian Balakrishnan -Singaporean politician

1961- Willie Revillame -Filipino actor, singer, and game show host

1962- Chris Chelios -American ice hockey player

1963- Fernando Haddad -Brazilian academic and politician, 61st List of mayors of São Paulo|Mayor of São Paulo

1963- Timo Rautiainen -Finnish singer (Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus, Lyijykomppania)

1965- Mark Jordon -English actor, director, and producer

1965- Esa Tikkanen -Finnish ice hockey player

1966- Chet Culver -American politician, 41st Governor of Iowa

1966- Yiannos Ioannou -Cypriot footballer

1967- David Ginola -French footballer and actor

1967- Randy McKay -Canadian ice hockey player

1968- Eric Orie -Dutch footballer and manager

1969- Kina (musician)|Kina -American singer-songwriter (Brownstone (group)|Brownstone)

1969- Sergei Ovchinnikov (volleyball)|Sergei Ovchinnikov -Russian volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)

1970- Stephen Chbosky -American author, screenwriter, and director

1970- Chris Mills -American basketball player

1970- Milt Stegall -American football player

1971- Luca Badoer -Italian race car driver

1971- Philip Coppens (author)|Philip Coppens -Belgian journalist and author (d. 2012)

1971- China Kantner -American actress

1971- Ana Ortiz -American actress and singer

1973- Geoff Johns -American author

1973- Ace Steel -American wrestler

1974- Robert Budreau -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

1974- Emily Haines -Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Metric (band)|Metric and Broken Social Scene)

1974- Attilio Nicodemo -Italian footballer

1975- Mia Kirshner -Canadian actress

1975- Tim Montgomery -American runner

1975- Dat Phan -Vietnamese-American comedian and actor

1976- Stephanie Bellars -American wrestler

1976- Mario Haberfeld -Brazilian race car driver

1976- Dimitris Nalitzis -Greek footballer

1978- Denis Menchov -Russian cyclist

1978- Jason Roberts (footballer)|Jason Roberts -English footballer

1978- Derrick Turnbow -American baseball player

1978- B.J. Whitmer -American wrestler

1979- Pi Hongyan -French badminton player

1979- Gabe Jennings -American runner

1979- Christine Lakin -American actress

1979- Rodrigo Ribeiro -Brazilian race car driver

1980- Xavi -Spanish footballer

1980- Michelle McCool -American wrestler

1980- Efstathios Tavlaridis -Greek footballer

1981- Charlie Bewley -English actor

1981- Francis Jeffers -English footballer

1981- Alicia Keys -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress

1981- Märt Kosemets -Estonian footballer

1981- Clara Morgane -French porn actress and singer

1981- Toše Proeski -Macedonian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2007)

1982- Sho Sakurai -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (Arashi)

1982- Shawna Waldron -American actress

1983- Helen Klaos -Estonian badminton player

1983- Andrée Watters -Canadian singer

1984- Robinho -Brazilian footballer

1984- Sara Aerts -Belgian heptathlete

1984- Stefan Kießling -German footballer

1985- Brent Celek -American football player

1985- Tina Karol -Ukrainian singer

1985- Acie Law -American basketball player

1985- Michael Trevino -American actor

1985- Patrick Willis -American football player

1986- Shahriar Nafees -Bangladeshi cricketer

1986- Chris O'Grady -English footballer

1987- Maria Kirilenko -Russian tennis player

1988- Tatiana Golovin -French tennis player

1989- Sheryfa Luna -French singer

1989- Víctor Ruiz Torre -Spanish footballer

1989- Mikako Tabe -Japanese actress

1990- Thomas Berge -Dutch singer

1990- Apostolos Giannou -Greek footballer

1991- Nigel Melker -Dutch race car driver

1991- Jano Toussounian -Australian actor

1992- Mikkel Cramer -Danish footballer

1992- Dean McCarthy -Irish actor, dancer, and model

1993- Kylie Padilla -Filipino actress

History of Deaths


389- Gregory of Nazianzus -Byzantine archbishop and saint (b. 329)

477- Genseric -Vandals king (b. 389)

844- Pope Gregory IV -(b. 827)

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

1366- Henry Suso -German mystic (b. 1300)

1431- Charles II, Duke of Lorraine -(b. 1364)

1494- Ferdinand I of Naples -(b. 1423)

1559- Christian II of Denmark -(b. 1481)

1578- Mihrimah Sultan -Ottoman daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent (b. 1522)

1586- Lucas Cranach the Younger -German painter (b. 1515)

1640- Robert Burton (scholar)|Robert Burton -English scholar (b. 1577)

1670- Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine -(b. 1612)

1726- Guillaume Delisle -French cartographer (b. 1675)

1733- Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet -English banker and politician (b. 1652)

1751- Paul Dudley (jurist)|Paul Dudley -American lawyer and politician (b. 1675)

1852- Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen -Russian admiral, cartographer, and explorer (b. 1778)

1881- Konstantin Thon -Russian architect, designed the Grand Kremlin Palace and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (b. 1794)

1884- Périclès Pantazis -Greek painter (b. 1849)

1907- René Pottier -French cyclist (b. 1879)

1908- Ouida -English author (b. 1839)

1908- Mikhail Chigorin -Russian chess player (b. 1850)

1912- Dmitry Milyutin -Russian field marshal (b. 1816)

1925- Ivan Vucetic -Croatian anthropologist (b. 1858)

1939- Charles Davidson Dunbar -Scottish piper (b. 1870)

1940- Elias Simojoki -Finnish clergyman and activist (b. 1899)

1947- Al Capone -American mobster (b. 1899)

1949- Makino Nobuaki -Japanese politician (b. 1861)

1954- M. N. Roy -Indian activist and theorist (b. 1887)

1957- Thomas January -American soccer player (b. 1886)

1957- Ichizō Kobayashi -Japanese businessman, founded Hankyu Hanshin Holdings (b. 1873)

1957- Kiyoshi Shiga -Japanese physician (b. 1871)

1958- Robert R. Young -American businessman (b. 1897)

1960- Diana Barrymore -American actress (b. 1921)

1963- Wilson Kettle -Canadian diver and fisherman (b. 1860)

1966- Saul Adler -Russian-English parasitologist (b. 1895)

1969- Vernon and Irene Castle|Irene Castle -English dancer (b. 1887)

1970- Jane Bathori -French soprano (b. 1877)

1970- Eiji Tsuburaya -Japanese director and producer (b. 1901)

1971- Barry III -Guinean politician (b. 1923)

1972- Erhard Milch -German field marshal (b. 1892)

1975- Charlotte Whitton -Canadian politician, 46th Mayor of Ottawa (b. 1896)

1976- Chris Kenner -American singer-songwriter (b. 1929)

1978- Skender Kulenović -Bosnian poet (b. 1910)

1980- Queenie Watts -English actress and singer (b. 1926)

1981- Adele Astaire -American dancer (b. 1897)

1982- Mikhail Suslov -Soviet politician (b. 1902)

1985- Ilias Iliou -Greek jurist and politician (b. 1904)

1987- Frank J. Lynch -American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1922)

1990- Ava Gardner -American actress (b. 1922)

1994- Stephen Cole Kleene -American mathematician (b. 1909)

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

1997- Dan Barry (cartoonist)|Dan Barry -American cartoonist (b. 1923)

1999- Sarah Louise Delany -American author and educator (b. 1889)

1999- Ted Mallie -American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)

1999- Robert Shaw (conductor)|Robert Shaw -American conductor (b. 1916)

2003- Sheldon Reynolds (producer)|Sheldon Reynolds -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1923)

2003- Samuel Weems -American lawyer and author (b. 1936)

2004- Fanny Blankers-Koen -Dutch runner (b. 1918)

2004- Miklós Fehér -Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)

2004- Zurab Sakandelidze -Georgian basketball player (b. 1945)

2005- Stanisław Albinowski -Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)

2005- William Augustus Bootle -American lawyer and judge (b. 1902)

2005- Philip Johnson -American architect, designed the PPG Place and Crystal Cathedral (b. 1906)

2005- Manuel Lopes -Cape Verdean author and poet (b. 1907)

2005- Ray Peterson -American singer (b. 1935)

2005- Netti Witziers-Timmer -Dutch runner (b. 1923)

2006- Anna Malle -American porn actress (b. 1967)

2008- Christopher Allport -American actor (b. 1947)

2008- Evelyn Barbirolli -English oboe player (b. 1911)

2009- Ewald Kooiman -Dutch organist (b. 1938)

2009- Kim Manners -American director and producer (b. 1951)

2010- Ali Hassan al-Majid -Iraqi general and politician, Ministry of Defence (Iraq)|Iraqi Minister of Defence (b. 1941)

2011- Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos -Greek captain and businessman (b. 1935)

2011- Vincent Cronin -Welsh historian and author (b. 1924)

2012- Alfred Ball -English air marshal (b. 1921)

2012- Paavo Berglund -Finnish violinist and conductor (b. 1929)

2012- Veronica Carstens -German wife of Karl Carstens (b. 1923)

2012- Jacques Maisonrouge -French businessman (b. 1924)

2012- Len McIntyre -English rugby player (b. 1933)

2012- Franco Pacini -Italian astrophysicist and academic (b. 1939)

2012- Mark Reale -American guitarist and songwriter (Riot (band)|Riot and Westworld (American band)|Westworld) (b. 1955)

2012- Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans -American philanthropist (b. 1920)

2012- Robert Sheran -American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1916)

2012- Alexander Zhitinsky -Russian journalist and author (b. 1941)

2013- Martial Asselin -Canadian lawyer and politician, 25th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1924)

2013- Rade Bulat -Croatian activist and politician (b. 1920)

2013- Gregory Carroll -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Orioles and The Four Buddies) (b. 1929)

2013- Normand Corbeil -Canadian composer (b. 1956)

2013- Kevin Heffernan (Gaelic footballer)|Kevin Heffernan -Irish footballer and manager (b. 1929)

2013- Max Kampelman -American diplomat (b. 1920)

2013- Frank Keating (journalist)|Frank Keating -English journalist and author (b. 1937)

2013- Irene Koumarianou -Greek actress (b. 1931)

2013- Aase Nordmo Løvberg -Norwegian soprano (b. 1923)

2013- Shozo Shimamoto -Japanese painter (b. 1928)

2014- Bruce Barmes -American baseball player (b. 1929)

2014- Arthur Doyle -American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and flute player (b. 1944)

2014- Heini Halberstam -Czech-English mathematician and academic (b. 1926)

2014- John Robertson (journalist)|John Robertson -Canadian journalist (b. 1934)

2014- Emanuel Saldaño -Argentinian cyclist (b. 1985)

2014- Dave Strack -American basketball player and coach (b. 1923)

2014- Gyula Sax -Hungarian chess player (b. 1951)

2014- Morrie Turner -American cartoonist (b. 1923)

2014- Dennis Wirgowski -American football player (b. 1947)