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1431- Joan of Arc -is defeated by Roman Catholic Diocese of Beauvais|Bishop Pierre Cauchon.
1521- Pope Leo X -excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull ''Decet Romanum Pontificem''.
1653-By the Coonan Cross Oath -the Eastern Christianity|Eastern Church in India cuts itself off from colonial Portugal|Portuguese tutelage.
1749- Benning Wentworth -issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
1749-The first issue of '' Berlingske -', Denmark's oldest continually operating newspaper, is published.
1777- United States|American -General (United States)|General George Washington defeats Kingdom of Great Britain|British General (United Kingdom)|General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis|Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton.
1815- Austria -the United Kingdom, and France form a secret defensive alliance against Prussia and Russia.
1823- Stephen F. Austin -receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
1848- Joseph Jenkins Roberts -is sworn in as the first President of Liberia|president of the independent African Liberia.
1861- American Civil War -Delaware votes not to secede from the United States.
1868- Meiji Restoration -in Japan: The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished; agents of Satsuma and Chōshū seize power.
1870-Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge -begins.
1885- Sino-French War -Beginning of the Battle of Núi Bop
1888-The refracting telescope -at the Lick Observatory, measuring 91 cm in diameter, is used for the first time. It was the largest telescope in the world at the time.
1911-A 1911 Kebin earthquake|magnitude 7.7 earthquake -destroys the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.
1919-At the Paris Peace Conference, 1919|Paris Peace Conference -Emir Faisal I of Iraq signs Faisal–Weizmann Agreement|an agreement with Zionism|Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann on the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine and an Arab nation in a large part of the Middle East.
1925- Benito Mussolini -announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy.
1932- Martial law -is declared in Honduras to stop a revolt by banana workers fired by the United Fruit Company.
1933- Minnie D. Craig -becomes the first female elected as List of Speakers of the North Dakota House of Representatives|Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker (politics)|Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
1938-The March of Dimes -is established by President of the United States|President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1944- World War II -Top Ace Major Pappy Boyington|Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Vought F4U Corsair by Captain List of World War II aces from Japan|Masajiro Kawato flying a Mitsubishi A6M Zero.
1945-World War II: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz -is placed in command of all United States Navy|U.S. Naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima and Okinawa Prefecture|Okinawa in Japan.
1946-Popular Canadian American -jockey George Woolf dies in a freak accident during a race; the annual George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award is created to honor him.
1947-Proceedings of the United States Congress|U.S. Congress -are televised for the first time.
1949-The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas -the central bank of the Philippines, is established.
1953- Frances P. Bolton -and her son, Oliver P. Bolton|Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
1956-A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower -
1957-The Hamilton Watch Company -introduces the first electric watch.
1958-The West Indies Federation -is formed.
1959- Alaska -is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
1959-Separatists in the Maldives -declare the establishment of the United Suvadive Republic.
1961-The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba -over the latter's nationalization of American assets.
1961-A core explosion and meltdown at the SL-1 -a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, kills three workers.
1961-In Finland -s worst civilian aviation accident an Aero Flight 311 crashes near Kvevlax, resulting in the deaths of all 25 people aboard.
1962- Pope John XXIII -excommunicates Fidel Castro.
1976-The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights -comes into effect.
1977- Apple Inc.|Apple Computer -is incorporated.
1990-Former leader of Panama -Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.
1993-In Moscow -Russia, George H. W. Bush|George Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second START II|Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
1994-More than seven million people from the former Apartheid in South Africa|Apartheid -Bantustan|Homelands, receive South African citizenship.
1996-The Motorola StarTAC -the first Flip (form)|flip phone and one of the first mobile phones to gain widespread consumer adoption, goes on sale.
1997- China -announces it will spend United States dollar|US$27.7 billion to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze River|Yangtze and Yellow River valleys.
1999-The '' Mars Polar Lander -' is launched.
1999- Israel -detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
2000-The last original weekday '' Peanuts -' comic strip is published.
2002-Israeli forces seize the Palestinian freighter '' Karine A Affair|Karine A -' in the Red Sea, finding 50 tons of weapons.
2004- Flash Airlines Flight 604 -crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident in Egyptian history.
2009-The first block of the blockchain of the decentralized payment system -Bitcoin, called the ''Genesis block'', was established by the creator of the system, Satoshi Nakamoto.
106 BC- Cicero -Roman politician and philosopher (d. 43 BC)
169- Lü Bu -Chinese general and warlord (d. 199)
1196- Emperor Tsuchimikado -of Japan (d. 1231)
1698- Metastasio -Italian poet (d. 1782)
1710- Richard Gridley -American soldier (d. 1796)
1719- Francisco José Freire -Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
1722- Fredrik Hasselqvist -Swedish naturalist (d. 1752)
1760- Veerapandiya Kattabomman -Indian activist (d.1799)
1760- John Storm -American soldier (d. 1835)
1778- Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski -Polish archbishop (d. 1861)
1793- Lucretia Mott -American activist (d. 1880)
1802- Charles Pelham Villiers -English lawyer and politician (d. 1898)
1803- Douglas William Jerrold -English playwright (d. 1857)
1806- Henriette Sontag -German soprano (d. 1854)
1810- Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie -French geographer (d. 1897)
1816- Samuel C. Pomeroy -American businessman and politician (d. 1891)
1819- Charles Piazzi Smyth -Italian astronomer (d. 1900)
1821- Karel Dežman -Slovenian archeologist, botanist, and politician (d. 1889)
1831- Savitribai Phule -Indian educator and activist (d. 1897)
1836- Sakamoto Ryōma -Japanese samurai and rebel leader (d. 1867)
1840- Father Damien -Flemish missionary and priest (d. 1889)
1855- Hubert Bland -English educator (d. 1914)
1856- R. C. Lehmann -English journalist and politician (d. 1929)
1861- William Renshaw -English tennis player (d. 1904)
1862- Matthew Nathan -English soldier and politician, 13th Governor of Queensland (d. 1939)
1865- Henry Lytton -English actor and singer (d. 1936)
1870- Henry Handel Richardson -Australian author (d. 1946)
1873- Ichizō Kobayashi -Japanese businessman, founded the Hankyu Hanshin Holdings (d. 1957)
1874- Francis Newton -American golfer (d. 1946)
1875- Alexandros Diomidis -Greek banker and politician, 145th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1950)
1876- Wilhelm Pieck -German politician, 1st Leadership of East Germany|President of the German Democratic Republic (d. 1960)
1879- Grace Coolidge -American wife of Calvin Coolidge, 32nd First Lady of the United States (d. 1957)
1880- Francis Browne -Irish photographer (d. 1960)
1883- Clement Attlee -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1967)
1884- Raoul Koczalski -Polish pianist and composer (d. 1948)
1885- Harry Elkins Widener -American businessman (d. 1912)
1886- John Gould Fletcher -American poet and author (d. 1950)
1886- Josephine Hull -American actress (d. 1957)
1887- August Macke -German painter (d. 1914)
1887- Helen Parkhurst -American educator and author (d. 1973)
1888- Jacob Bolotin -American physician (d. 1924)
1892- J. R. R. Tolkien -English philologist and author (d. 1973)
1894- ZaSu Pitts -American actress (d. 1963)
1895- Boris Lyatoshinsky -Ukrainian composer and conductor (d. 1968)
1897- Marion Davies -American actress (d. 1961)
1898- Carolyn Haywood -American author (d. 1990)
1898- Carlos Keller -Chilean politician (d. 1974)
1900- Donald J. Russell -American businessman (d. 1985)
1901- Ngo Dinh Diem -Vietnamese politician, 1st President of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 1963)
1905- Anna May Wong -American actress (d. 1961)
1907- Ray Milland -Welsh-American actor and director (d. 1986)
1909- Victor Borge -Danish-American pianist and comedian (d. 2000)
1910- Frenchy Bordagaray -American baseball player (d. 2000)
1911- John Sturges -American director (d. 1982)
1912- Federico Borrell García -Spanish soldier (d. 1936)
1912- Renaude Lapointe -Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2002)
1912- Armand Lohikoski -Finnish director (d. 2005)
1915- Jack Levine -American painter (d. 2010)
1915- Mady Rahl -German actress (d. 2009)
1916- Maxene Andrews -American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (d. 1995)
1916- Betty Furness -American actress (d. 1994)
1916- Warren King (cartoonist)|Warren King -American cartoonist (d. 1978)
1917- Albert Mol -Dutch author and actor (d. 2002)
1917- Roger Williams Straus, Jr. -American publisher, co-founded Farrar, Straus and Giroux (d. 2004)
1917- Vernon A. Walters -American military officer and diplomat, 17th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2002)
1918- Ivan Bodiul -Ukrainian-Moldovan politician (d. 2013)
1919- Herbie Nichols -American pianist and composer (d. 1963)
1920- Siegfried Buback -German politician, Attorney General of Germany (d. 1977)
1920- Renato Carosone -Italian pianist (d. 2001)
1921- Chetan Anand (director)|Chetan Anand -Indian director and screenwriter (d. 1997)
1922- Bill Travers -English actor, screenwriter, and director (d. 1994)
1923- Bud Adams -American businessman (d. 2013)
1923- Hank Stram -American football player and coach (d. 2005)
1923- Bud Tingwell -Australian actor (d. 2009)
1924- Otto Beisheim -German businessman, founded Metro AG (d. 2013)
1924- André Franquin -Belgian author and illustrator (d. 1997)
1924- Nell Rankin -American soprano (d. 2005)
1925- Jill Balcon -English actress (d. 2009)
1926- W. Michael Blumenthal -American businessman and politician, 64th United States Secretary of the Treasury
1926- George Martin -English composer and producer
1928- Michael Barratt (television presenter)|Michael Barratt -English television presenter
1929- Sergio Leone -Italian director (d. 1989)
1929- Ernst Mahle -German-Brazilian composer and conductor
1930- Mara Corday -American model and actress
1930- Marcel Dubé -Canadian playwright
1930- Robert Loggia -American actor and director
1930- Barbara Stuart -American actress (d. 2011)
1931- Yashawant Dinkar Phadke -Indian historian and activist (d. 2008)
1932- Dabney Coleman -American actor
1932- Yolanda "Tongolele" Montes -American-Mexican dancer and actress
1933- Geoffrey Bindman -English solicitor
1933- Anya Linden -English ballerina
1933- Anne Stevenson -American-English poet
1934- Marpessa Dawn -American-French actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2008)
1934- Carla Anderson Hills -American lawyer and civil servant
1935- Raymond Garneau -Canadian businessman and politician
1935- Camil Samson -Canadian politician (d. 2012)
1936- Michael Layard -English admiral
1937- Seri Wangnaitham -Thai dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)
1938- Robin Butler, Baron Butler of Brockwell -English politician
1938- K. Ganeshalingam -Sri Lankan politician (d. 2006)
1939- Arik Einstein -Israeli singer, songwriter and actor (d. 2013)
1939- Bobby Hull -Canadian ice hockey player
1939- Ruben Reyes -Filipino jurist
1940- Leo de Berardinis -Italian stage actor and theatre director (d. 2008)
1941- Franklin McCain -American activist (d. 2014)
1941- Van Dyke Parks -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1942- John Marsden (lawyer)|John Marsden -Australian lawyer and activist (d. 2006)
1942- John Thaw -English actor (d. 2002)
1943- Jarl Alfredius -Swedish journalist (d. 2009)
1944- David Atherton -English conductor
1944- Blanche d'Alpuget -Australian author
1945- David Starkey -English historian
1945- Stephen Stills -American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Manassas (band)|Manassas)
1946- John Paul Jones (musician)|John Paul Jones -English bass player, songwriter, and producer (Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures)
1946- Cissy King -American singer and dancer
1946- Michalis Kritikopoulos -Greek footballer (d. 2002)
1947- Zulema -American singer-songwriter (Faith Hope and Charity (US band)|Faith Hope and Charity) (d. 2013)
1949- Sylvia Likens -American murder victim (d. 1965)
1949- Hilary Wainwright -English sociologist, political activist and editor Red Pepper (magazine)|Red Pepper
1950- Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova -Russian conjoined twins (d. 2003)
1950- Victoria Principal -American actress
1951- Linda Dobbs -Sierra Leone-born former High Court judge
1951- Gary Nairn -Australian politician
1952- Esperanza Aguirre -Spanish politician, 3rd President of Madrid
1952- Gianfranco Fini -Italian politician
1952- Jim Ross -American wrestler and sportscaster
1953- Justin Fleming -Australian playwright and author
1953- Mohammed Waheed Hassan -Maldivian politician, 5th President of the Maldives
1954- Dean Hart -Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)
1954- Ned Lamont -American businessman and politician
1954- Ross the Boss -American guitarist and songwriter (The Dictators, Manowar, and Manitoba's Wild Kingdom)
1955- Palmolive (musician)|Palmolive -Spanish-English drummer (The Slits, The Raincoats, and The Flowers of Romance (band)|The Flowers of Romance)
1956- Mel Gibson -American-Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1956- Sam Laidlaw -English businessman
1956- Willy T. Ribbs -American race car driver
1958- James J. Greco -American businessman
1958- Shim Hyung-rae -South Korean actor, director, and producer
1960- Russell Spence -English race car driver
1963- Vic Grimes -American wrestler
1963- Stewart Hosie -Scottish politician
1963- New Jack -American wrestler
1963- Alex Wheatle -English author
1964- Bruce LaBruce -Canadian director
1967- Gérald Mossé -French jockey
1969- Jarmo Lehtinen -Finnish rally co-driver
1969- Michael Schumacher -German race car driver
1969- Gerda Weissensteiner -Italian bobsledder
1970- Mahaya Petrosian -Iranian actress
1970- Priit Reiska -Estonian footballer
1970- Matt Ross -American actor
1970- Lee Beom-soo -South Korean actor
1971- Cory Cross -Canadian ice hockey player
1972- Janek Kiisman -Estonian footballer
1972- Yoon Chan -South Korean actor
1973- Dan Harmon -American screenwriter and producer
1973- Rory Stewart -British academic, writer and politician
1974- Robert-Jan Derksen -Dutch golfer
1974- Alessandro Petacchi -Italian cyclist
1975- Thomas Bangalter -French DJ and producer (Daft Punk, Stardust (band)|Stardust, Together (French band)|Together, and Darlin' (French band)|Darlin')
1975- Jun Maeda -Japanese video game writer
1975- Jason Marsden -American actor
1975- Danica McKellar -American actress
1976- Angelos Basinas -Greek footballer
1976- Dinara Drukarova -Russian actress
1977- Lee Bowyer -English footballer
1977- A. J. Burnett -American baseball player
1977- Mayumi Iizuka -Japanese voice actress and singer
1978- Dimitra Kalentzou -Greek basketball player
1978- Liya Kebede -Ethiopian-American model, actress, and fashion designer
1978- Kimberley Locke -American singer-songwriter
1978- Park Sol-mi -South Korean actress
1978- Mike York -American ice hockey player
1979- Chris Geddes -Canadian volleyball player
1979- Rie Tanaka -Japanese voice actress and singer
1979- Dina Tersago -Belgian model and television host, Miss Belgium|Miss Belgium 2001
1979- Koit Toome -Estonian singer
1980- Bryan Clay -American decathlete
1980- Angela Ruggiero -American ice hockey player
1980- David Tyree -American football player
1980- Kurt Vile -American musician
1981- Naresh Iyer -Indian singer
1981- Eli Manning -American football player
1982- Peter Clarke (footballer)|Peter Clarke -English footballer
1982- Lasse Nilsson -Swedish footballer
1983- Antti Arst -Estonian football, beach soccer and futsal player
1984- Billy Mehmet -Irish footballer
1984- Arif Suyono -Indonesian footballer
1985- John David Booty -American football player
1985- Linas Kleiza -Lithuanian basketball player
1985- Evan Moore -American football player
1986- Dana Hussain -Iraqi sprinter
1986- Greg Nwokolo -Indonesian footballer
1986- Jessica O'Rourke -American footballer
1986- Jacob Timpano -Australian footballer
1987- Anchal Joseph -Indian-American model and actress
1987- Leonidas Panagopoulos -Greek footballer
1988- Ikechi Anya -Scottish-Nigerian footballer
1988- Rodrigo de la Cadena -Mexican singer-songwriter
1988- Jonny Evans -Irish footballer
1988- Matt Frattin -Canadian ice hockey player
1988- J. R. Hildebrand -American race car driver
1989- Adas Juškevičius -Lithuanian basketball player
1989- Alex D. Linz -American actor
1989- Anya Rozova -Russian-American model
1989- Kōhei Uchimura -Japanese gymnast
1989- Ayaka Umeda -Japanese singer (AKB48 and Diva (Japanese band)|Diva)
1991- Jerson Cabral -Dutch footballer
1992- Sandra Zaniewska -Polish tennis player
1993- Kevin Ware -American basketball player
History of Deaths
323- Emperor Yuan of Jin -(b. 276)
661- Pope Benjamin of Alexandria|Benjamin -patriarch of Alexandria
1098- Walkelin -French bishop
1322- Philip V of France -(b. 1292)
1437- Catherine of Valois -(b. 1401)
1543- Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo -Portuguese explorer (b. 1499)
1571- Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg -(b. 1505)
1641- Jeremiah Horrocks -English astronomer (b. 1618)
1656- Mathieu Molé -French politician (b. 1584)
1670- George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle -English soldier and politician (b. 1608)
1690- Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi -Lithuanian rabbi (b. 1615)
1701- Louis I, Prince of Monaco -(b. 1642)
1705- Luca Giordano -Italian painter (b. 1634)
1743- Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena -Italian architect and designer (b. 1657)
1779- Claude Bourgelat -French surgeon (b. 1712)
1785- Baldassare Galuppi -Italian composer (b. 1706)
1795- Josiah Wedgwood -English potter, founder of the Wedgwood|Wedgwood Company (b. 1730)
1813- Bennelong -Aborigine interlocutor (b. 1764)
1826- Louis-Gabriel Suchet -French marshal (b. 1770)
1871- Kuriakose Elias Chavara -Indian saint (b. 1805)
1875- Pierre Larousse -French lexicographer (b. 1817)
1882- William Harrison Ainsworth -English author (b. 1805)
1895- James Merritt Ives -American lithographer and businessman, co-founded Currier and Ives (b. 1824)
1903- Alois Hitler -Austrian civil servant (b. 1837)
1911- Alexandros Papadiamantis -Greek author (b. 1851)
1915- James Elroy Flecker -English poet, author, and playwright (b. 1884)
1916- Grenville M. Dodge -American General (b. 1831)
1922- Wilhelm Voigt -German military impostor (b. 1849)
1923- Jaroslav Hašek -Czech author (b. 1883)
1927- Carl David Tolmé Runge -German physicist (b. 1856)
1931- Joseph Joffre -French general (b. 1852)
1933- Wilhelm Cuno -German politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
1933- Jack Pickford -Canadian actor (b. 1896)
1943- André Fauquet-Lemaître -French polo player (b. 1862)
1943- Walter James -Australian politician, 5th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)
1944- Jurgis Baltrušaitis -Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)
1945- Edgar Cayce -American psychic (b. 1877)
1945- Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski -Polish journalist and explorer (b. 1879)
1946- William Joyce -American-English politician (b. 1906)
1950- Emil Jannings -Swiss actor (b. 1884)
1956- Alexander Gretchaninov -Russian composer (b. 1864)
1956- Dimitrios Vergos -Greek wrestler, weightlifter, and shot putter (b. 1886)
1956- Joseph Wirth -German politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
1959- Edwin Muir -Scottish poet, author, and translator (b. 1887)
1960- Eric P. Kelly -American children's author (b. 1884)
1962- Hermann Lux (footballer)|Hermann Lux -German footballer (b. 1893)
1967- Mary Garden -Scottish soprano (b. 1874)
1967- Jack Ruby -American murderer (b. 1911)
1969- Jean Focas -Greek-French astronomer (b. 1909)
1969- Tzavalas Karousos -Greek actor (b. 1904)
1970- Gladys Aylward -English missionary (b. 1902)
1972- Mohan Rakesh -Indian author and playwright (b. 1925)
1974- Gino Cervi -Italian actor (b. 1901)
1975- James McCormack -American army officer (b. 1910)
1979- Conrad Hilton -American businessman, founded the Hilton Hotels & Resorts (b. 1887)
1980- Joy Adamson -Czech author (b. 1910)
1980- Lucien Buysse -Belgian cyclist (b. 1892)
1980- George Sutherland Fraser -Scottish poet and academic (b. 1915)
1981- Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone -(b. 1883)
1988- Rose Ausländer -German poet (b. 1901)
1988- Joie Chitwood -American race car driver and stuntman (b. 1912)
1989- Sergei Sobolev -Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
1991- Kleanthis Maropoulos -Greek footballer (b. 1919)
1992- Judith Anderson -Australian actress (b. 1897)
1993- Johnny Most -American sportscaster (b. 1923)
2002- Juan García Esquivel -Mexican pianist and composer (b. 1918)
2002- Freddy Heineken -Dutch businessman (b. 1923)
2002- Satish Dhawan -Indian engineer (b.1920)
2003- Sid Gillman -American football player and coach (b. 1911)
2004- Des Corcoran -Australian politician, 37th Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)
2005- Koo Chen-fu -Taiwanese businessman and diplomat (b. 1917)
2005- Jyotindra Nath Dixit -Indian diplomat (b. 1936)
2005- Will Eisner -American author and illustrator (b. 1917)
2006- Steve Rogers (rugby league)|Steve Rogers -Australian rugby player (b. 1954)
2006- Bill Skate -Papua New Guinean politician, 5th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)
2007- János Fürst -Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1935)
2007- Sergio Jiménez -Mexican actor (b. 1937)
2007- Earl Reibel -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1930)
2007- William Verity, Jr. -American businessman (b. 1917)
2007- Cecil Walker -Irish politician (b. 1924)
2008- Aleksandr Abdulov -Russian actor (b. 1953)
2008- Yo-Sam Choi -South Korean boxer (b. 1972)
2008- Werner Dollinger -German economist and politician (b. 1918)
2009- Betty Freeman -American philanthropist and photographer (b. 1921)
2009- Ulf G. Lindén -Swedish businessman (b. 1937)
2009- Hisayasu Nagata -Japanese politician (b. 1969)
2010- Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt -Chilean composer (b. 1925)
2010- Mary Daly -American theologian and scholar (b. 1928)
2010- Takis Michalos -Greek water polo player and coach (b. 1947)
2011- Fadil Hadžić -Croatian director (b. 1922)
2011- Suchitra Mitra -Indian singer and composer (b. 1924)
2012- Vicar (comics)|Vicar -Chilean cartoonist (b. 1934)
2012- Charles W. Bailey -American journalist and author (b. 1929)
2012- Gene Bartow -American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
2012- Robert L. Carter -American lawyer and judge (b. 1917)
2012- Selorm Kuadey -Ukrainian-English rugby player (b. 1987)
2012- Winifred Milius Lubell -American author and illustrator (b. 1914)
2012- Joaquín Martínez -Mexican-American actor (b. 1930)
2012- Josef Škvorecký -Czech-Canadian author and publisher (b. 1924)
2012- Jenny Tomasin -English actress (b. 1938)
2012- Bob Weston (guitarist)|Bob Weston -English guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac) (b. 1947)
2012- Harold Zirin -American astronomer and academic (b. 1929)
2013- Alfie Fripp -English soldier and pilot (b. 1913)
2013- M. S. Gopalakrishnan -Indian violinist (b. 1931)
2013- Kanang anak Langkau -Malaysian soldier (b. 1945)
2013- Ivan Mackerle -Czech cryptozoologist, explorer, and author (b. 1942)
2013- William Maxson -American general (b. 1930)
2013- Sergiu Nicolaescu -Romanian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2013- Andrew P. O'Rourke -American judge and politician (b. 1933)
2013- Shikaripura Ranganatha Rao -Indian archeologist (b. 1922)
2013- Patty Shepard -American-Spanish actress (b. 1945)
2013- Burry Stander -South African cyclist (b. 1987)
2014- Leon de Wolff -Dutch journalist (b. 1948)
2014- Phil Everly -American singer and guitarist (The Everly Brothers) (b. 1939)
2014- George Goodman -American economist and author (b. 1930)
2014- Michael Neubert -English politician (b. 1933)
2014- Alicia Rhett -American actress and painter (b. 1915)
2014- Yashiki Takajin -Japanese singer-songwriter and television host (b. 1949)
2014- Saul Zaentz -American film producer (b. 1921)