This Day in History

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Day History: January-31

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Events History


314- Silvester I -begins his reign as Pope of the Catholic Church, succeeding Pope Miltiades.

1504-France cedes Naples -to Aragon.

1606- Gunpowder Plot -Guy Fawkes is executed for plotting against Parliament of England|Parliament and James I of England|King James.

1747-The first venereal disease -clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.

1801- John Marshall -is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States.

1814- Gervasio Antonio de Posadas -becomes Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata|Supreme Director of Argentina.

1846-After the Milwaukee Bridge War -Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify as the City of Milwaukee|Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1848- John C. Frémont -is Court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders.

1849- Corn Laws -are abolished in the United Kingdom pursuant to legislation in 1846.

1862- Alvan Graham Clark -discovers the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an {{convert|18.5|in|cm|adj=on}} telescope now located at Northwestern University.

1865- American Civil War -The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, abolishing slavery and submits it to the states for ratification.

1865-American Civil War: Confederate States of America|Confederate -General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief.

1867- Maronite -nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board a French ship bound for Algeria.

1891- History of Portugal (1834–1910)|History of Portugal -The first attempt at a Portuguese republicanism|republican revolution breaks out in the northern city of Porto.

1900-Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassination|assassinated -in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion.

1915- World War I -German Empire|Germany is the first to make large-scale use of Chemical weapons in World War I|poison gas in warfare in the Battle of Bolimów against Russian Empire|Russia.

1917-World War I: Germany announces that its U-boat -will U-boat Campaign (World War I)|resume unrestricted submarine warfare after a two-year hiatus.

1918-A Battle of May Island|series of accidental collisions -on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.

1919-The Battle of George Square -takes place in Glasgow, Scotland.

1929-The Soviet Union -exiles Leon Trotsky.

1930- 3M -begins marketing Scotch Tape.

1942- World War II -Allied forces are defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya and retreat to the island of Singapore.

1943-World War II: German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus -surrenders to the Soviets at Battle of Stalingrad|Stalingrad, followed 2 days later by the remainder of his Sixth Army, ending one of the war's fiercest battles.

1944-World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll -and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.

1944-World War II: During the Operation Shingle|Anzio -campaign the 1st Ranger Battalion (Darby's Rangers) is destroyed behind enemy lines in a heavily outnumbered encounter at Battle of Cisterna, Italy.

1945- United States Army|US Army -private Eddie Slovik is capital punishment|executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the American Civil War|Civil War.

1945-World War II: About 3,000 inmates from the Stutthof concentration camp -are forcibly marched into the Baltic Sea at Palmnicken (now Yantarny, Russia) and executed.

1945-World War II: the end of fighting in the Battle of Hill 170 -during the Burma Campaign, in which the British 3 Commando Brigade repulsed a Japanese counterattack on their positions and precipitated a general retirement from the Rakhine State|Arakan Peninsula.

1946- Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia|Yugoslavia -s new 1946 Yugoslav Constitution|constitution, modeling that of the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Republic of Macedonia|Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).

1949- These Are My Children -the first television daytime soap opera is broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago.

1950- President of the United States|President -Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.

1953-A North Sea flood of 1953|North Sea flood -causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands and over 300 in the United Kingdom

1957-Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, Los Angeles|Pacoima, California -are killed following the Pacoima aircraft accident|mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.

1958- Explorer program -''Explorer 1''

1958- James Van Allen -discovers the Van Allen radiation belt.

1961- Project Mercury -Mercury-Redstone 2

1966-The Soviet Union -launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna programme|Luna program.

1968- Viet Cong -attack the United States embassy in Saigon, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive.

1968- Nauru -gains independence from Australia.

1971- Apollo program -Apollo 14

1971-The Winter Soldier Investigation -organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by United States|Americans and allies in Vietnam, begins in Detroit, Michigan.

1990-The first McDonald's -in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow.

1995-President Bill Clinton -authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its Economy of Mexico|economy.

1996-An explosives-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka -in Colombo, Sri Lanka killing at least 86 and injuring 1,400.

1996- Comet Hyakutake -is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake.

2000- Alaska Airlines Flight 261 -crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard.

2001-In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libya -Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

2003-The Waterfall rail accident -occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.

2007- 31 January 2007 Birmingham raid|Suspects are arrested -in Birmingham in the UK, accused of plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq.

2009-In Kenya -at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an Molo fire|oil spillage ignition in Molo, Kenya|Molo, days after 2009 Nakumatt supermarket fire|a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.

2010-'' Avatar (2009 film)|Avatar -' becomes the first film to gross over List of highest-grossing films|$2 billion worldwide.

2011-A January 31 – February 2, 2011 North American blizzard|winter storm -hits North America for the January 25–27, 2011 North American blizzard|second time in the same month, causing $1.8 billion in damage across the United States and Canada and killing 24 people.

2013- Torre Ejecutiva Pemex explosion|An explosion -at the Torre Ejecutiva Pemex|Pemex Executive Tower in Mexico City kills at least 33 people and injures more than 100.

Famous Birthdays


36BC- Antonia Minor -Greek daughter of Mark Antony (d. 38 AD)

877- Taejo of Goryeo -(d. 943)

1512- Henry, King of Portugal -(d. 1580)

1543- Tokugawa Ieyasu -Japanese shogun (d. 1616)

1550- Henry I, Duke of Guise -(d. 1588)

1597- John Francis Regis -French priest and saint (d. 1640)

1624- Arnold Geulincx -Flemish philosopher (d. 1669)

1673- Louis de Montfort -French priest and saint (d. 1716)

1686- Hans Egede -Norwegian missionary (d. 1758)

1752- Gouverneur Morris -American politician (d. 1816)

1759- François Devienne -French flute player and composer (d. 1803)

1797- Franz Schubert -Austrian composer (d. 1828)

1820- William B. Washburn -American politician, 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)

1825- Miska Magyarics -Hungarian-Slovenian poet (d. 1883)

1835- Lunalilo -of Hawaii (d. 1874)

1854- David Emmanuel (mathematician)|David Emmanuel -Romanian mathematician (d. 1941)

1857- George Jackson Churchward -English engineer (d. 1933)

1865- Henri Desgrange -French cyclist and journalist (d. 1940)

1865- Shastriji Maharaj -Indian spiritual leader, founded Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha|BAPS (d. 1951)

1868- Theodore William Richards -American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)

1872- Zane Grey -American author (d. 1939)

1881- Irving Langmuir -American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)

1884- Theodor Heuss -German politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Germany (d. 1963)

1884- Nathaniel Moore -American golfer (d. 1910)

1889- Frank Foster (cricketer)|Frank Foster -English cricketer (d. 1958)

1892- Eddie Cantor -American singer-songwriter, actor, and dancer (d. 1964)

1894- Isham Jones -American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1956)

1896- Sofya Yanovskaya -Russian mathematician and historian (d. 1966)

1902- Nat Bailey -Canadian businessman, founded White Spot (d. 1978)

1902- Tallulah Bankhead -American actress (d. 1968)

1902- Alva Myrdal -Swedish sociologist and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

1905- Diana Napier -English actress (d. 1982)

1905- John O'Hara -American author (d. 1970)

1909- Miron Grindea -Romanian journalist (d. 1995)

1911- Eddie Byrne -Irish actor (d. 1981)

1913- Don Hutson -American football player (d. 1997)

1914- Carey Loftin -American actor and stuntman (d. 1997)

1914- Daya Mata -American spiritual leader (d. 2010)

1914- Jersey Joe Walcott -American boxer (d. 1994)

1915- Alan Lomax -American historian, author, and scholar (d. 2002)

1915- Thomas Merton -American monk and author (d. 1968)

1915- Garry Moore -American comedian and game show host (d. 1993)

1917- Fred Bassetti -American architect, founded Bassetti Architects (d. 2013)

1919- Jackie Robinson -American baseball player (d. 1972)

1920- Stewart Udall -American politician, 37th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 2010)

1920- Bert Williams (footballer)|Bert Williams -English footballer (d. 2014)

1921- John Agar -American actor (d. 2002)

1921- Carol Channing -American actress and singer

1921- E. Fay Jones -American architect, designed the Thorncrown Chapel (d. 2004)

1921- Mario Lanza -American tenor and actor (d. 1959)

1922- Joanne Dru -American actress (d. 1996)

1923- Norman Mailer -American journalist and author (d. 2007)

1925- August Englas -Estonian wrestler

1925- Benjamin Hooks -American minister, lawyer, and activist (d. 2010)

1926- Tom Alston -American baseball player (d. 1993)

1927- Norm Prescott -American animator, producer, and composer, co-founded Filmation|Filmation Studios (d. 2005)

1928- Eric Ash -German-English engineer and academic

1928- Chuck Willis -American singer-songwriter (d. 1958)

1929- Rudolf Mössbauer -German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

1929- Jean Simmons -English-American actress (d. 2010)

1930- Joakim Bonnier -Swedish race car driver (d. 1972)

1930- Lynn Carlin -American actress

1931- Ernie Banks -American baseball player and coach

1931- Christopher Chataway -English runner, journalist, and politician (d. 2014)

1932- Miron Babiak -Polish captain (d. 2013)

1933- Camille Henry -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1997)

1933- Bernardo Provenzano -Italian gangster

1934- Ernesto Brambilla -Italian motorcycle racer and race car driver

1934- James Franciscus -American actor (d. 1991)

1934- Bob Turner (ice hockey)|Bob Turner -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)

1935- Kenzaburō Ōe -Japanese author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate

1937- Regimantas Adomaitis -Lithuanian actor

1937- Andrée Boucher -Canadian politician, 39th Mayor of Quebec City (d. 2007)

1937- Philip Glass -American composer

1937- Suzanne Pleshette -American actress (d. 2008)

1938- James G. Watt -American politician, 43rd United States Secretary of the Interior

1939- Claude Gauthier (singer)|Claude Gauthier -Canadian singer-songwriter and actor

1940- Kitch Christie -South African rugby player and coach (d. 1998)

1941- Dick Gephardt -American politician

1941- Gerald McDermott -American author and illustrator (d. 2012)

1941- Jessica Walter -American actress

1942- Daniela Bianchi -Italian actress

1942- Derek Jarman -English director, stage designer, and author (d. 1994)

1944- Connie Booth -American-English actress and psychotherapist

1944- Charlie Musselwhite -American singer-songwriter and harmonica player

1945- Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond -lawyer, judge, and academic

1945- Joseph Kosuth -American photographer and illustrator

1946- Terry Kath -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Chicago (band)|Chicago) (d. 1978)

1946- Glynn Turman -American actor, director, and producer

1947- Jonathan Banks -American actor

1947- Nolan Ryan -American baseball player

1948- Volkmar Groß -German footballer

1948- Muneo Suzuki -Japanese politician

1949- Johan Derksen -Dutch footballer and journalist

1949- Norris Church Mailer -American model (d. 2010)

1949- Ken Wilber -American author

1950- Denise Fleming -American author and illustrator

1950- Alexander Korzhakov -Russian general and bodyguard

1951- Dave Benton -Aruban-Estonian singer

1951- Harry Wayne Casey -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (KC and the Sunshine Band)

1951- Phil Manzanera -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Roxy Music, Quiet Sun, and 801 (band)|801)

1951- Won Sei-hoon -South Korean intelligence officer

1952- Nadya Rusheva -Russian painter (d. 1969)

1953- Ovidiu Lipan -Romanian drummer (Transsylvania Phoenix)

1954- Mark Slavin -Israeli wrestler (d. 1972)

1954- Adrian Vandenberg -Dutch guitarist (Whitesnake, Vandenberg (band)|Vandenberg, and Manic Eden)

1955- Virginia Ruzici -Romanian tennis player

1956- John Lydon -English singer-songwriter (Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd)

1957- Shirley Babashoff -American swimmer

1958- Armin Reichel -German footballer

1959- Anthony LaPaglia -Australian actor

1959- Kelly Lynch -American actress

1959- Kelly Moore -American race car driver

1959- Mickey Simmonds -English keyboard player and songwriter (Renaissance (band)|Renaissance and Camel (band)|Camel)

1960- Akbar Ganji -Iranian journalist

1960- Grant Morrison -Scottish author and screenwriter

1960- Željko Šturanović -Montenegrian politician, 31st Prime Minister of Montenegro (d. 2014)

1961- Elizabeth Barker, Baroness Barker -English politician

1961- Lloyd Cole -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions)

1961- Fatou Bensouda -Gambian lawyer and judge

1962- Sophie Muller -English director

1963- Madis Eek -Estonian architect

1964- Sylvie Bernier -Canadian diver

1964- Jeff Hanneman -American guitarist and songwriter (Slayer) (d. 2013)

1964- Martha MacCallum -American journalist

1964- Dawn Prince-Hughes -American anthropologist, primatologist, and ethologist

1964- Billey Shamrock -Swedish singer-songwriter and actor

1965- Giorgos Gasparis -Greek basketball player and coach

1966- Umar Alisha -Indian journalist and philanthropist

1966- Dexter Fletcher -English actor

1966- Jorge González (wrestler)|Jorge González -Argentinian basketball player and wrestler (d. 2010)

1966- JJ Lehto -Finnish race car driver

1967- Chad Channing -American singer and drummer (Nirvana (band)|Nirvana and Child's Play (band)|Child's Play)

1967- Jason Cooper -English drummer (The Cure)

1967- Fat Mike -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (NOFX, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and False Alarm (band)|False Alarm)

1967- Irene Wan -Hong Kong actress

1967- Michelle Ruff -American voice actress

1967- Joey Wong -Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress

1968- Matt King (comedian)|Matt King -English comedian and actor

1968- Ulrica Messing -Swedish politician

1968- Patrick Stevens -Belgian sprinter

1970- Minnie Driver -English singer-songwriter and actress

1970- Danny Michel -Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

1971- Patrick Kielty -Irish comedian and television host

1971- Dimitris Markos -Greek footballer

1971- Patricia Velásquez -Venezuelan actress and model

1971- Lee Young-ae -South Korean actress

1973- Portia de Rossi -Australian-American actress

1974- Wil Anderson -Australian comedian and radio host

1974- Othella Harrington -American basketball player

1974- Ariel Pestano -Cuban baseball player

1975- Fred Coleman -American football player

1975- Jackie O (radio host)|Jackie O -Australian radio and television host

1975- Preity Zinta -Indian actress

1976- Traianos Dellas -Greek footballer

1976- Buddy Rice -American race car driver

1976- Paul Scheer -American comedian and actor

1977- Mark Dutiaume -Canadian ice hockey player

1977- Shingo Katori -Japanese singer and actor (SMAP)

1977- Jim Kleinsasser -American football player

1977- Bobby Moynihan -American actor

1977- Sergei Pareiko -Estonian footballer

1977- Anthony Rosano -American porn actor

1977- Katherine Shindle -American actress, singer, and dancer

1977- Kerry Washington -American actress

1978- Fabián Caballero -Argentinian footballer

1978- Brad Rutter -American game show contestant on ''Jeopardy!''

1979- Daniel Tammet -English author and educator

1979- Emmett J. Scanlan -Irish actor

1980- James Adomian -American comedian and actor

1980- Tiffany Limos -American actress

1981- Julio Arca -Argentinian footballer

1981- Amrita Arora -Indian actress

1981- Justin Timberlake -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor ('N Sync)

1982- Maret Ani -Estonian tennis player

1982- Yuniesky Betancourt -Cuban baseball player

1982- Andreas Görlitz -German footballer

1982- Salvatore Masiello -Italian footballer

1982- Allan McGregor -Scottish footballer

1982- Bruno Nogueira -Portuguese comedian and actor

1982- Elena Paparizou -Greek-Swedish singer-songwriter (Antique (band)|Antique)

1982- Jānis Sprukts -Latvian ice hockey player

1982- Brad Thompson -American baseball player

1983- James Sutton (actor)|James Sutton -English actor

1983- Fabio Quagliarella -Italian footballer

1983- Tom Vangeneugden -Belgian swimmer

1984- Vernon Davis -American football player

1984- Josh Johnson (baseball)|Josh Johnson -American baseball player

1984- Jeremy Wariner -American runner

1984- Alessandro Zanni -Italian rugby player

1985- Kalomira -American-Greek singer

1985- Adam Federici -Australian footballer

1985- Mario Williams -American football player

1986- Megan Ellison -American film producer, founded Annapurna Pictures

1986- George Elokobi -Cameroonian footballer

1986- Yves Ma-Kalambay -Belgian footballer

1986- Pauline Parmentier -French tennis player

1987- Sargon Duran -Austrian footballer

1987- Kenny McKinley -American football player (d. 2010)

1987- Marcus Mumford -American-English singer-songwriter (Mumford & Sons)

1987- Raúl Richter -German actor

1988- Justine Ozga -German tennis player

1988- Taijo Teniste -Estonian footballer

1990- Nicolò De Cesare -Italian footballer

1990- Jacopo Fortunato -Italian footballer

1990- Kati Ojaloo -Estonian hammer thrower

1990- Kota Yabu -Japanese singer and actor (Hey! Say! JUMP)

1992- Tyler Seguin -Canadian ice hockey player

1994- Kenneth Zohore -Danish footballer

1996- Joel Courtney -American actor

History of Deaths


632- Máedóc of Ferns|Máedóc -Irish bishop (b. 550)

1398- Emperor Sukō -of Japan (b. 1334)

1418- Mircea I of Wallachia -(b. 1355)

1435- Xuande Emperor -of China (b. 1398)

1561- Bairam Khan -Mughalan general (b. 1501)

1561- Menno Simons -Dutch minister and theologian (b. 1496)

1580- Henry, King of Portugal -(b. 1512)

1606- Guy Fawkes -English conspirator, leader of the Gunpowder Plot (b. 1570)

1606- Ambrose Rookwood -English conspirator (b. 1578)

1606- Thomas Wintour -English conspirator (b. 1571)

1615- Claudio Acquaviva -Italian priest, 5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1543)

1632- Jost Bürgi -Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552)

1665- Johannes Clauberg -German philosopher and theologian (b. 1622)

1686- Jean Mairet -French playwright (b. 1604)

1720- Thomas Grey, 2nd Earl of Stamford -English politician (b. 1654)

1729- Jacob Roggeveen -Dutch explorer (b. 1659)

1736- Filippo Juvarra -Italian architect, designed the Basilica of Superga (b. 1678)

1788- Charles Edward Stuart -Italian husband of Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern (b. 1720)

1790- Thomas Lewis (Virginia)|Thomas Lewis -Irish-American lawyer and surveyor (b. 1718)

1794- Mariot Arbuthnot -English admiral (b. 1711)

1811- Manuel Alberti -Argentinian priest and journalist (b. 1763)

1815- José Félix Ribas -Venezuelan soldier (b. 1775)

1828- Alexander Ypsilantis -Greek general (b. 1792)

1836- John Cheyne (physician)|John Cheyne -English physician and author (b. 1777)

1844- Henri Gatien Bertrand -French general (b. 1773)

1856- 11th Dalai Lama -(b. 1838)

1870- Cilibi Moise -Moldavian-Romanian journalist (b. 1812)

1888- John Bosco -Italian priest and educator, founded the Salesian Society (b. 1815)

1892- Charles Spurgeon -English pastor and author (b. 1834)

1907- Timothy Eaton -Canadian businessman, founded Eaton's (b. 1834)

1923- Eligiusz Niewiadomski -Polish painter and critic (b. 1869)

1933- John Galsworthy -English author and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)

1942- Henry Larkin -American baseball player (b. 1860)

1942- Rolf Wenkhaus -German actor (b. 1917)

1944- Jean Giraudoux -French author and playwright (b. 1882)

1945- Eddie Slovik -American soldier (b. 1920)

1954- Edwin Howard Armstrong -American engineer, invented Frequency modulation|FM radio (b. 1890)

1954- Vivian Woodward -English footballer (b. 1879)

1955- John Mott -American YMCA leader, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

1956- A. A. Milne -English author (b. 1882)

1958- Karl Selter -Estonian politician (b. 1898)

1961- Krishna Sinha -Indian politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1887)

1966- Arthur Percival -English general (b. 1887)

1967- Eddie Tolan -American sprinter (b. 1908)

1969- Meher Baba -Indian guru and mystic (b. 1894)

1970- Slim Harpo -American singer and harmonica player (b. 1924)

1971- Viktor Zhirmunsky -Russian historian and linguist (b. 1891)

1973- Ragnar Frisch -Norwegian economist, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)

1974- Samuel Goldwyn -Polish-American film producer, co-founded Goldwyn Pictures (b. 1882)

1974- Glenn Morris -American decathlete and actor (b. 1912)

1974- Emil Väre -Finnish wrestler (b. 1885)

1976- Ernesto Miranda -American criminal, inspired the Miranda warning|Miranda rights (b. 1941)

1976- Evert Taube -Swedish author and composer (b. 1890)

1987- Yves Allégret -French director and screenwriter (b. 1907)

1989- William Stephenson -Canadian captain and spy (b. 1896)

1990- Rashad Khalifa -Egyptian-American chemist (b. 1935)

1991- Kostas Mountakis -Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1926)

1995- George Abbott -American director and producer (b. 1887)

1997- John Joseph Scanlan -Irish-American bishop (b. 1930)

1998- Leho Laurine -Estonian chess player (b. 1904)

1999- Shohei Baba -Japanese wrestler, co-founded All Japan Pro Wrestling (b. 1938)

1999- Barış Manço -Turkish singer-songwriter (Moğollar and Kurtalan Ekspres) (b. 1943)

1999- Norm Zauchin -American baseball player (b. 1929)

2000- Gil Kane -Latvian-American author and illustrator (b. 1926)

2001- Gordon R. Dickson -Canadian-American author (b. 1923)

2002- Gabby Gabreski -American colonel and pilot (b. 1919)

2004- Eleanor Holm -American swimmer (b. 1913)

2006- Moira Shearer -Scottish actress and ballerina (b. 1926)

2007- Kirka -Finnish singer (b. 1950)

2007- Lee Bergere -American actor (b. 1924)

2007- Molly Ivins -American journalist and author (b. 1944)

2007- Mohammed Jamal Khalifa -Saudi Arabian businessman (b. 1957)

2007- Olevi Kull -Estonian ecologist and academic (b. 1955)

2007- Adelaide Tambo -South African activist (b. 1929)

2008- Zeltim Odie Peterson -American dog (b. 1997)

2009- Nagesh -Indian comedian and actor (b. 1933)

2011- Bartolomeu Anania -Romanian bishop and poet (b. 1921)

2011- Mark Ryan (guitarist)|Mark Ryan -English guitarist (Adam and the Ants) (b. 1959)

2012- Everardus Antonius M. Baaij -Dutch-South African bishop (b. 1921)

2012- Mani Ram Bagri -Indian politician (b. 1920)

2012- Anthony Bevilacqua -American cardinal (b. 1923)

2012- Leslie Carter -American singer-songwriter (b. 1986)

2012- Tristram Potter Coffin -American author, scholar, and academic (b. 1922)

2012- Ayelet Galena -American child born with Dyskeratosis congenita (b. 2009)

2012- Siddika Kabir -Bangladeshi nutritionist, academic, and author (b. 1931)

2012- Sid Ottewell -English footballer and manager (b. 1919)

2012- Antonio Segura -Spanish author (b. 1947)

2012- King Stitt -Jamaican DJ and producer (b. 1940)

2012- Dorothea Tanning -American painter and sculptor (b. 1910)

2013- Rubén Bonifaz Nuño -Mexican poet and scholar (b. 1923)

2013- Amina Cachalia -South African activist and politician (b. 1930)

2013- Joseph Cassidy (bishop)|Joseph Cassidy -Irish archbishop (b. 1933)

2013- Nolan Frizzelle -American politician (b. 1921)

2013- Hassan Habibi -Iranian lawyer and politician, 1st Vice President of Iran (b. 1937)

2013- Ron Hadfield -English police officer (b. 1939)

2013- Caleb Moore -American snowmobile racer (b. 1987)

2013- Tony Pierce (baseball)|Tony Pierce -American baseball player (b. 1946)

2013- Timir Pinegin -Russian sailor (b. 1927)

2013- Fred Whitfield -American baseball player (b. 1938)

2013- Diane Wolkstein -American author (b. 1942)

2014- Nina Andrycz -Belarusian-Polish actress (b. 1912)

2014- Sebastian Barker -English poet (b. 1945)

2014- Gundi Busch -German figure skater and coach (b. 1935)

2014- Francis M. Fesmire -American cardiologist and physician (b. 1959)

2014- Anna Gordy Gaye -American songwriter and producer, co-founded Anna Records (b. 1922)

2014- Abdirizak Haji Hussein -Somalian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Somalia (b. 1924)

2014- Alexander Ivashkin -Russian-English cellist and conductor (b. 1948)

2014- Miklós Jancsó -Hungarian director and screenwriter (b. 1921)

2014- Joseph Willcox Jenkins -American composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1928)

2014- Christopher Jones (actor)|Christopher Jones -American actor (b. 1941)

2014- Giorgio Stracquadanio -Italian journalist and politician (b. 1959)