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Day History: January-30

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Events History


1018-The Peace of Bautzen -is signed between Poland and Germany.

1607-An estimated 200 square miles (51,800 ha) along the coasts of the Bristol Channel -and Severn Estuary in the Kingdom of England are destroyed by Bristol Channel floods, 1607|massive flooding, resulting in an estimated 2,000 deaths.

1648- Eighty Years' War -The Peace of Münster|Treaty of Münster and Osnabrück is signed, ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain.

1649-King Charles I of England -is beheaded.

1661- Oliver Cromwell -Lord Protector#Cromwellian republican Commonwealth|Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed two years after his death, on the anniversary of the execution of Charles I of England|the monarch he himself deposed.

1667-The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth -cedes Kiev, Smolensk, and left-bank Ukraine to the Tsardom of Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo.

1703-The Forty-seven Ronin -under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master.

1790-The first boat specializing as a Lifeboat (rescue)|lifeboat -is tested on the River Tyne.

1806-The original Lower Trenton Bridge -(also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania|Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.

1820- Edward Bransfield -sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.

1826-The Menai Suspension Bridge -considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.

1835-In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence (failed assassin)|Richard Lawrence -attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.

1841-A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico -

1847-Yerba Buena, California -is renamed San Francisco.

1858-The first Hallé concert is given in Manchester -England, marking the official founding of The Hallé orchestra as a full-time, professional orchestra.

1862-The first American ironclad -warship, the {{USS|Monitor}} is launched.

1889- Archduke -Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austria-Hungary|Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in the Mayerling Incident|Mayerling.

1902-The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance -is signed in London.

1908- Mahatma Gandhi|Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi -is released from prison by Jan C. Smuts after being tried and sentenced to 2 months in jail earlier in the month.

1911-The destroyer {{USS|Terry|DD-25|6}} makes the first airplane -rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.

1911-The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy -

1913-The British House of Lords -rejects the Government of Ireland Act 1914|Irish Home Rule Bill.

1925-The Government of Turkey -throws Patriarch Constantine VI of Constantinople|Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul.

1933- Adolf Hitler -Machtergreifung|is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany (German Reich)|Chancellor of Germany.

1942- World War II -Empire of Japan|Japanese forces Battle of Ambon|invade the island of Ambon Island|Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.

1943-World War II: Second day of the Battle of Rennell Island -The {{USS|Chicago|CA-29|6}} is sunk and a U.S. destroyer is heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes.

1944-World War II: The Battle of Cisterna -part of Operation Shingle, begins in central Italy.

1944-World War II: American troops land on Majuro -

1945-World War II: The '' KdF Ship Wilhelm Gustloff|Wilhelm Gustloff -', overfilled with German refugees, sinks in the Baltic Sea after being torpedoed by a Soviet Union|Soviet submarine, leading to the deadliest known maritime disaster, killing approximately 9,500 people.

1945-World War II: Raid at Cabanatuan -126 American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 prisoners from the Cabanatuan POW camp.

1948-Indian pacifist and leader Mahatma Gandhi|Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi -known for his non-violent freedom struggle, is assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.

1956-American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. -s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

1959-{{ship|MS|Hans Hedtoft}}, said to be the safest ship afloat and "unsinkable" like the {{RMS|Titanic}}, strikes an iceberg -on her maiden voyage and sinks, killing all 95 aboard.

1960-The African National Party -is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.

1964- Ranger program -Ranger 6 is launched.

1964-In a bloodless coup, General Nguyễn Khánh -1964 South Vietnamese coup|overthrows General Dương Văn Minh's military junta in South Vietnam.

1965- Winston Churchill -s funeral.

1968- Vietnam War -Tet Offensive launch by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army against South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies.

1969- The Beatles -last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.

1971- Carole King -s Tapestry (Carole King album)|Tapestry album is released to become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.

1972- Bloody Sunday (1972)|Bloody Sunday -Parachute Regiment (United Kingdom)|British Paratroopers open fire on and kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti-internment marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland.

1972- Pakistan -withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.

1975-The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary -is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.

1979-A Varig -Boeing 707|707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Varig Flight 820|Flight 820, 1979 Boeing 707-323C disappearance|disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.

1982- Richard Skrenta -writes the first PC Computer virus|virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple Inc.|Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".

1989-The American embassy -in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.

1994- Péter Lékó -becomes the youngest chess grandmaster.

1995-Workers from the National Institutes of Health -announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.

2000-Off the coast of Côte d'Ivoire|Ivory Coast -Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.

Famous Birthdays


58 BC- Livia -Roman wife of Augustus (d. 29)

133- Didius Julianus -Roman emperor (d. 193)

1563- Franciscus Gomarus -Dutch theologian (d. 1641)

1615- Thomas Rolfe -American son of Pocahontas (d. 1675)

1661- Charles Rollin -French historian and educator (d. 1741)

1697- Johann Joachim Quantz -German flute player and composer (d. 1773)

1703- François Bigot -French politician (d. 1778)

1720- Charles De Geer -Swedish entomologist (d. 1778)

1754- John Lansing, Jr. -American lawyer and politician (d. 1829)

1775- Walter Savage Landor -English poet (d. 1864)

1781- Adelbert von Chamisso -German botanist and poet (d. 1838)

1816- Nathaniel Prentice Banks -American politician, 24th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1894)

1822- Franz Ritter von Hauer -Austrian geologist (d. 1899)

1832- Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier -(d. 1897)

1841- Félix Faure -French politician, 7th President of France (d. 1899)

1846- Angela of the Cross -Spanish nun and saint (d. 1932)

1852- Ion Luca Caragiale -Romanian playwright and poet (d. 1912)

1859- Tony Mullane -Irish-American baseball player (d. 1944)

1861- Charles Martin Loeffler -French-American violinist and composer (d. 1935)

1862- Walter Damrosch -German-American conductor and composer (d. 1950)

1864- James Mitchel -Irish-American weight thrower (d. 1921)

1866- Gelett Burgess -American author, poet, and critic (d. 1951)

1873- Georges Ricard-Cordingley -French painter (d. 1939)

1875- Walter Middelberg -Dutch rower (d. 1944)

1878- Anton Hansen Tammsaare -Estonian author (d. 1940)

1882- Franklin D. Roosevelt -American politician, 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)

1883- Peeter Süda -Estonian organist and composer (d. 1920)

1889- Jaishankar Prasad -Indian poet and playwright (d. 1937)

1890- Bruno Kastner -German actor (d. 1932)

1894- Boris III of Bulgaria -(d. 1943)

1899- Max Theiler -South African virologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)

1901- Rudolf Caracciola -German race car driver (d. 1959)

1902- Nikolaus Pevsner -German-English historian and scholar (d. 1983)

1910- Chidambaram Subramaniam -Indian politician (d. 2000)

1911- Roy Eldridge -American trumpet player (d. 1989)

1912- Werner Hartmann (physicist)|Werner Hartmann -German physicist (d. 1988)

1912- Francis Schaeffer -American pastor and theologian (d. 1984)

1912- Barbara W. Tuchman -American historian and author (d. 1989)

1913- Amrita Sher-Gil -Indian painter (d. 1941)

1913- Percy Thrower -English gardener and television host (d. 1988)

1914- Luc-Marie Bayle -French commander and painter (d. 2000)

1914- John Ireland (actor)|John Ireland -Canadian actor (d. 1992)

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

1915- Joachim Peiper -German SS officer (d. 1976)

1915- John Profumo -English politician (d. 2006)

1917- Paul Frère -Belgian race car driver and journalist (d. 2008)

1918- David Opatoshu -American actor (d. 1996)

1919- Nikolay Glazkov -Russian poet (d. 1979)

1919- Fred Korematsu -Japanese-American activist (d. 2005)

1920- Michael Anderson (director)|Michael Anderson -English director and producer

1920- Carwood Lipton -American lieutenant (d. 2001)

1920- Delbert Mann -American director and producer (d. 2007)

1922- Dick Martin (comedian)|Dick Martin -American comedian, actor, and director (d. 2008)

1923- Walt Dropo -American baseball player (d. 2010)

1923- Marianne Ferber -American feminist economist (d. 2013)

1924- Lloyd Alexander -American author (d. 2007)

1924- Sailor Art Thomas -American bodybuilder and wrestler (d. 2003)

1925- Fred Catherwood -Irish accountant and politician

1925- Douglas Engelbart -American computer scientist, invented the Mouse (computing)|computer mouse (d. 2013)

1925- Dorothy Malone -American actress

1926- Lizbeth Webb -English soprano and actress (d. 2013)

1927- Ahmed Abdul-Malik -American bassist and oud player (d. 1993)

1927- Olof Palme -Swedish politician, 26th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1986)

1927- Bendapudi Venkata Satyanarayana -Indian dermatologist (d. 2005)

1928- Harold Prince -American director and producer

1929- Lucille Teasdale-Corti -Canadian physician (d. 1996)

1930- Sandy Amorós -Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)

1930- Samuel Byck -American criminal (d. 1974)

1930- Gene Hackman -American actor and author

1930- Jānis Krūmiņš -Latvian basketball player (d. 1994)

1930- Magnus Malan -South African general and politician, Minister of Defence (South Africa)|South African Minister of Defence (d. 2011)

1931- John Crosbie -Canadian politician, 12th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland

1931- Allan W. Eckert -American historian and author

1931- Shirley Hazzard -Australian author

1932- Knock Yokoyama -Japanese comedian and politician (d. 2007)

1933- Ted Honderich -Canadian-English philosopher and academic

1933- Louis Rukeyser -American journalist (d. 2006)

1935- Richard Brautigan -American author and poet (d. 1984)

1936- F. Vernon Boozer -American politician

1936- Patrick Caulfield -English painter (d. 2005)

1936- Horst Jankowski -German pianist (d. 1998)

1937- Ed Hansen -American director and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1937- Vanessa Redgrave -English actress

1937- Boris Spassky -Russian chess player

1938- Islam Karimov -Uzbek politician, 1st President of Uzbekistan

1940- Mitch Murray -English songwriter and producer

1941- Gregory Benford -American astrophysicist and author

1941- Dick Cheney -American politician, 46th Vice President of the United States

1941- Tineke Lagerberg -Dutch swimmer

1942- Marty Balin -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and KBC Band)

1943- Davey Johnson -American baseball player and manager

1944- Lynn Harrell -American cellist

1944- Colin Rimer -English judge

1944- Gad Tsobari -Israeli wrestler

1945- Michael Dorris -American author (d. 1997)

1946- John Bird (entrepreneur)|John Bird -English publisher, founded ''The Big Issue''

1947- Les Barker -English poet

1947- Małgorzata Braunek -Polish actress (d. 2014)

1947- Steve Marriott -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Humble Pie (band)|Humble Pie and The Small Faces) (d. 1991)

1948- Nick Broomfield -English director and producer

1948- Paul Magee -Irish soldier

1948- Miles Reid -English mathematician and academic

1949- Peter Agre -American physician and biologist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1949- Jaak Salumets -Estonian basketball player and coach

1950- John Cleveland (politician)|John Cleveland -American politician

1950- Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar -Ghanaian-American scholar and Imam

1950- Leili Pärnpuu -Estonian chess player

1950- Trinidad Silva -American actor (d. 1988)

1951- Phil Collins -English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Genesis (band)|Genesis, Brand X, and Flaming Youth (band)|Flaming Youth)

1951- Charles S. Dutton -American actor and director

1951- Bobby Stokes -English footballer (d. 1995)

1952- Doug Falconer (Canadian football)|Doug Falconer -Canadian football player

1953- Fred Hembeck -American author and illustrator

1955- John Baldacci -American politician, 73rd Governor of Maine

1955- Tom Izzo -American basketball player and coach

1955- Curtis Strange -American golfer

1955- Judith Tarr -American author

1955- Mychal Thompson -Bahamian basketball player

1956- Jeremy Gittins -English actor

1956- Darko Rundek -Croatian-French singer-songwriter and actor (Haustor)

1956- Keiichi Tsuchiya -Japanese race car driver

1957- Polly Horvath -American-Canadian author

1957- Payne Stewart -American golfer (d. 1999)

1958- Brett Butler (actress)|Brett Butler -American actress and producer

1959- Mark Eitzel -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (American Music Club, Toiling Midgets, The Undertow Orchestra, and The Naked Skinnies)

1959- Jody Watley -American singer-songwriter and producer (Shalamar)

1960- Gerald Finley -Canadian opera singer

1960- Tony O'Dell -American actor

1961- Dexter Scott King -American actor

1963- Daphne Ashbrook -American actress

1963- Tina Malone -English actress, director, and producer

1964- Otis Smith (basketball)|Otis Smith -American basketball player

1965- Julie McCullough -American model and actress

1966- Neal Chase -American educator

1966- Danielle Goyette -Canadian ice hockey player

1967- Jay Gordon -American singer-songwriter and producer (Orgy (band)|Orgy)

1968- Trevor Dunn -American bass player and songwriter (Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3, Fantômas (band)|Fantômas, and Tomahawk (band)|Tomahawk)

1968- Tony Maudsley -English actor

1969- Carolyn Kepcher -American businesswoman

1971- Darren Boyd -English actor

1971- Kimo von Oelhoffen -American football player

1972- Lupillo Rivera -American singer

1972- Chris Simon -Canadian ice hockey player

1973- Jalen Rose -American basketball player

1974- Christian Bale -English actor

1974- Olivia Colman -English actress

1974- Jemima Khan -English journalist and activist

1975- Dark Ozz -Mexican wrestler

1975- Juninho Pernambucano -Brazilian footballer

1975- Yumi Yoshimura -Japanese singer and actress (Puffy AmiYumi)

1976- Andy Milonakis -American actor and rapper

1977- Dan Hinote -American ice hockey player

1977- Tom Malchow -American swimmer

1977- Deltha O'Neal -American football player

1978- Carmen Küng -Swiss curler

1978- John Patterson (pitcher)|John Patterson -American baseball player

1979- Trevor Gillies -Canadian ice hockey player

1979- Tarmo Jallai -Estonian hurdler

1979- Wimberg -Estonian writer

1980- João Soares de Almeida Neto -Brazilian footballer

1980- Leilani Dowding -English model

1980- Josh Kelley -American singer-songwriter

1980- Pavel Ponomaryov -Russian-Estonian actor

1980- Georgios Vakouftsis -Greek footballer

1980- Wilmer Valderrama -American actor and producer

1981- Jonathan Bender -American basketball player

1981- Dimitar Berbatov -Bulgarian footballer

1981- Peter Crouch -English footballer

1981- Mathias Lauda -Austrian race car driver

1982- Jorge Cantu -Mexican baseball player

1982- DeSagana Diop -Senegalese basketball player

1982- Mark Nwokeji -English footballer

1983- Ben Maher -English horse rider

1983- Rockstar Spud -English wrestler

1984- Kid Cudi -American rapper, producer, and actor (WZRD (band)|WZRD)

1984- Jeremy Hermida -American baseball player

1985- Torrey Mitchell -Canadian ice hockey player

1985- Trae Williams -American football player

1986- Sam Duckworth -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1986- Nick Evans (baseball)|Nick Evans -American baseball player

1987- Lance Franklin -Australian rules footballer

1987- Rebecca Knox -Irish wrestler

1987- Phil Lester -English radio host and blogger

1987- Renato Santos -Brazilian footballer

1987- Arda Turan -Turkish footballer

1988- Maksim Krychanov -Russian footballer

1988- Rob Pinkston -American actor

1989- Khleo -American actor and rapper

1989- Tomás Mejías -Spanish footballer

1989- Baek Sung-hyun -South Korean actor

1990- Joe Colborne -Canadian ice hockey player

1990- Eiza González -Mexican singer-songwriter and actress

1990- Nils Miatke -German footballer

1990- Luca Sbisa -Swiss ice hockey player

1990- Jake Thomas -American actor

1991- Stefan Elliott -Canadian ice hockey player

1995- Misaki Iwasa -Japanese singer (AKB48)

1995- Viktoria Komova -Russian gymnast

1995- Thia Megia -American singer

2005- Prince Hashem bin Al Abdullah -of Jordan

History of Deaths


680- Balthild -Frankish queen (b. 626)

1030- William V, Duke of Aquitaine -(b. 969)

1181- Emperor Takakura -of Japan (b. 1161)

1240- Pelagio Galvani -Leonese cardinal (b. 1165)

1384- Louis II, Count of Flanders -(b. 1330)

1574- Damião de Góis -Portuguese philosopher (b. 1502)

1606- Everard Digby -English conspirator (b. 1578)

1649- Charles I of England -(b. 1600)

1730- Peter II of Russia -(b. 1715)

1836- Betsy Ross -American seamstress, designed the Flag of the United States|American Flag (b. 1752)

1849- Jonathan Alder -American farmer (b. 1773)

1858- Coenraad Jacob Temminck -Dutch zoologist (b. 1778)

1867- Emperor Kōmei -of Japan (b. 1831)

1869- William Carleton -Irish author (b. 1794)

1881- Arthur O'Shaughnessy -English poet (b. 1844)

1889- Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria -(b. 1858)

1926- Barbara La Marr -American actress (b. 1896)

1928- Johannes Fibiger -Danish physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)

1929- La Goulue -French dancer (b. 1866)

1934- Frank Nelson Doubleday -American publisher, founded the Doubleday (publisher)|Doubleday Publishing Company (b. 1862)

1937- Alfred Grütter -Swiss target shooter (b. 1860)

1948- Arthur Coningham (RAF officer)|Arthur Coningham -Australian air marshal (b. 1895)

1948- Mahatma Gandhi -Indian lawyer, philosopher, and activist (b. 1869)

1948- Wright brothers|Orville Wright -American pilot and engineer, co-founded the Wright Company (b. 1871)

1951- Ferdinand Porsche -Austrian-German engineer and businessman, founded Porsche (b. 1875)

1958- Jean Crotti -Swiss painter (b. 1878)

1958- Ernst Heinkel -German engineer and businessman, founded the Heinkel|Heinkel Aircraft Company (b. 1888)

1962- Manuel de Abreu -Brazilian physician (b. 1894)

1963- Francis Poulenc -French composer (b. 1899)

1966- Jaan Hargel -Estonian flute player, conductor, and educator (b. 1912)

1968- Makhanlal Chaturvedi -Indian poet (b. 1889)

1969- Dominique Pire -Belgian friar, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

1974- Olav Roots -Estonian pianist and composer (b. 1910)

1980- Professor Longhair -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1918)

1982- Lightnin' Hopkins -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1912)

1984- Luke Kelly -Irish singer and banjo player (The Dubliners) (b. 1940)

1984- Lee McCall -South African criminal (b. 1950)

1987- Harold Loeffelmacher -American singer and bandleader (Six Fat Dutchmen) (b. 1905)

1989- Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz -(b. 1936)

1991- John Bardeen -American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)

1991- Clifton C. Edom -American photographer and educator (b. 1907)

1991- John McIntire -American actor (b. 1907)

1994- Pierre Boulle -French author (b. 1912)

1995- Gerald Durrell -Indian-English zookeeper, author, and television host (b. 1925)

1998- Richard Cassilly -American tenor (b. 1927)

1999- Huntz Hall -American actor (b. 1919)

1999- Ed Herlihy -American journalist (b. 1909)

2001- Jean-Pierre Aumont -French actor (b. 1911)

2001- Johnnie Johnson (RAF officer)|Johnnie Johnson -English pilot and air marshal (b. 1915)

2001- Joseph Ransohoff -American surgeon (b. 1915)

2002- Edward Jewesbury -English actor (b. 1917)

2005- Martyn Bennett -Canadian-Scottish violinist (b. 1971)

2005- Wes Wehmiller -American bass player (Missing Persons (band)|Missing Persons) (b. 1971)

2006- Coretta Scott King -American author and activist (b. 1927)

2007- Nikos Kourkoulos -Greek actor (b. 1934)

2007- Sidney Sheldon -American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)

2008- Jeremy Beadle -English television host and producer (b. 1948)

2008- Marcial Maciel -Mexican priest, founded the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi (b. 1920)

2008- Roland Selmeczi -Hungarian actor (b. 1969)

2009- John Gordy -American football player (b. 1935)

2009- H. Guy Hunt -American politician, 49th Governor of Alabama (b. 1933)

2009- Ingemar Johansson -Swedish boxer (b. 1932)

2009- Neiliezhü Üsou -Indian preacher and theologian (b. 1941)

2010- Bernard Arcand -Canadian anthropologist and author (b. 1945)

2010- Fadil Ferati -Kosovo|Kosovar politician, Vice-President of Democratic League of Kosovo and Mayor of Istog (b. 1960)

2010- Aaron Ruben -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)

2011- John Barry (composer)|John Barry -English composer and conductor (b. 1933)

2012- Don Blenkarn -Canadian politician (b. 1930)

2012- Helmi Höhle -German fencer (b. 1924)

2012- Abdelhamid Mehri -Algerian soldier and politician (b. 1926)

2012- Doeschka Meijsing -Dutch author (b. 1947)

2012- Al Rio -Brazilian illustrator (b. 1962)

2012- Frederick Treves (actor)|Frederick Treves -English actor (b. 1925)

2012- Bill Wallace (author)|Bill Wallace -American author and educator (b. 1947)

2013- Gamal al-Banna -Egyptian author and scholar (b. 1920)

2013- Patty Andrews -American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (b. 1918)

2013- José Cardona -Honduran footballer (b. 1939)

2013- Diane Marleau -Canadian accountant and politician (b. 1943)

2013- Ann Rabson -American singer, pianist, and guitarist (Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women) (b. 1945)

2013- Roger Raveel -Belgian painter (b. 1921)

2013- George Witt -American baseball player (b. 1931)

2014- Jean Babilée -French dancer and choreographer (b. 1923)

2014- Stefan Bałuk -Polish general (b. 1914)

2014- Danielle Downey -American golfer and coach (b. 1980)

2014- The Mighty Hannibal -American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1939)

2014- Campbell Lane -Canadian actor (b. 1935)

2014- William Motzing -American composer and conductor (b. 1937)

2014- Arthur Rankin, Jr. -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)

2014- Suzanne Scotchmer -American economist and academic (b. 1950)