This Day in History

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Day History: January-3

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Events History


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.

Famous Birthdays


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)