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Day History: January-4

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


46 BC- Julius Caesar -defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina.

871- Battle of Reading (871)|Battle of Reading -Æthelred of Wessex fights, and is defeated by, a Denmark|Danish invasion army.

1490- Anne of Brittany -announces that all those who would ally with the List of French monarchs|King of France will be considered guilty of the crime of Lese-majesty.

1642-King Charles I of England -sends soldiers to arrest members of Parliament of the United Kingdom|Parliament, commencing England's slide into English Civil War|civil war.

1649-English Civil War: The Rump Parliament -votes to put Charles I on trial.

1717-The Dutch Republic|Netherlands -Kingdom of Great Britain|Great Britain, and France sign the Triple Alliance (1717)|Triple Alliance.

1762-Great Britain declares war on Spain -and Naples.

1798- Constantine Hangerli -arrives in Bucharest, Wallachia, as its new Prince of Wallachia|Prince, invested by the Ottoman Empire.

1847- Samuel Colt -sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.

1854-The Heard Island and McDonald Islands|McDonald Islands -are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the ''Samarang''.

1863-The New Apostolic Church -a Christian and Premillennialism|chiliastic church, is established in Hamburg, Germany.

1865-The New York Stock Exchange -opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City|New York, New York.

1878- Sofia -is emancipated from Ottoman Empire|Ottoman rule.

1884-The Fabian Society -is founded in London|London, England, United Kingdom.

1889-The Oklahoma Land Run -opens 2 million acres of unused Oklahoma Territory to first serve first come settlers on April 22.

1896- Utah -is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.

1903- Topsy (elephant)|Topsy -an elephant, is electrocuted by the owners of Luna Park, Coney Island. Thomas Edison's movie company filmed the execution.

1912- The Scout Association -is incorporated throughout the Commonwealth of Nations|British Commonwealth by Royal charter.

1944- World War II -Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.

1948- Burma -gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

1951- Korean War -China|Chinese and North Korean forces Third Battle of Seoul|capture Seoul.

1955-The Greece|Greek -National Radical Union is formed by Konstantinos Karamanlis.

1958-'' Sputnik 1 -' falls to Earth from orbit.

1959-'' Luna 1 -' becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.

1965- President of the United States|United States President -Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his "Great Society" during his State of the Union address.

1966-A military coup takes place in French Upper Volta|Upper Volta -(later Burkina Faso), dissolving the National Parliament and leading to a new national constitution.

1970-A 1970 Tonghai earthquake|magnitude 7.7 earthquake -strikes Tonghai County, China, killing at least 15,000 people.

1972- Rose Heilbron -becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, England.

1974-United States President Richard Nixon -refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate scandal|Watergate Committee.

1976- The Troubles -The Ulster Volunteer Force Reavey and O'Dowd killings|shoots dead six Irish Catholic civilians in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The next day, gunmen Kingsmill massacre|shoot dead ten Protestant civilians nearby in retaliation.

1987-The 1987 Maryland train collision -An Amtrak train ''en route'' to Boston|Boston, Massachusetts from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people.

1989- Gulf of Sidra incident (1989)|Second Gulf of Sidra incident -a pair of Libyan Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23|MiG-23 "Floggers" are shot down by a pair of United States Navy|US Navy Grumman F-14 Tomcat|F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.

1990-In Pakistan -s deadliest train accident an overloaded passenger train Sukkur rail disaster|collides with an empty freight train, resulting in 307 deaths and 700 injuries.

1998- Wilaya of Relizane massacres of 4 January 1998|Wilaya of Relizane massacres -in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.

1998- North American Ice Storm of 1998|A massive ice storm -hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.

1999-Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura -is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.

2000-Two trains on the Røros Line -Åsta accident|collide in Åsta, Norway, resulting in an explosive fire and 19 deaths.

2004- Spirit rover|''Spirit'' -a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 Coordinated Universal Time|UTC.

2004- Mikheil Saakashvili -is Georgian presidential election, 2004|elected President of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution.

2006- Prime Minister of Israel|Prime Minister -Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

2007-The 110th United States Congress -convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives|Speaker of the House in U.S. history.

2010- Burj Khalifa -the world's tallest building, is officially opened.

2013-A gunman Kawit shooting|kills eight people -in a house-to-house rampage in Kawit, Cavite|Kawit, the Philippines.

Famous Birthdays


1077- Emperor Zhezong of Song -(d. 1100)

1334- Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy -(d. 1383)

1581- James Ussher -Irish archbishop (d. 1656)

1664- Lars Roberg -Swedish physician (d. 1742)

1672- Hugh Boulter -English-Irish archbishop (d. 1742)

1710- Giovanni Battista Pergolesi -Italian composer, violinist, and organist (d. 1736)

1720- Johann Friedrich Agricola -German organist and composer (d. 1774)

1735- Claude Martin -French-English general (d. 1800)

1785- Jacob Grimm -German author and philologist (d. 1863)

1809- Louis Braille -French educator, invented Braille (d. 1852)

1813- Isaac Pitman -English linguist (d. 1897)

1832- George Tryon -English admiral (d. 1893)

1838- General Tom Thumb -American circus performer (d. 1883)

1839- Carl Humann -German archaeologist (d. 1896)

1842- Frederic T. Greenhalge -American politician, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)

1848- Katsura Tarō -Japanese general and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)

1858- Carter Glass -American politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1946)

1869- Tommy Corcoran (baseball)|Tommy Corcoran -American baseball player (d. 1960)

1870- Percy Pitt -English organist and conductor (d. 1932)

1872- Rose and Ottilie Sutro|Ottilie Sutro -American pianist (d. 1970)

1874- Josef Suk (composer)|Josef Suk -Czech composer and violinist (d. 1935)

1878- A. E. Coppard -English poet and author (d. 1957)

1878- Augustus John -Welsh painter (d. 1961)

1881- Wilhelm Lehmbruck -German sculptor (d. 1919)

1882- Aristarkh Lentulov -Russian set designer (d. 1943)

1883- Max Eastman -American author and poet (d. 1969)

1889- M. Patanjali Sastri -Indian jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of India

1890- Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson -American pulp writer and publisher, founder of DC Comics (d. 1968)

1891- Edward Brooker -Australian politician, 31st Premier of Tasmania (d. 1948)

1892- María Díaz Cortés -Spanish super-centenarian (d. 2009)

1893- Yone Minagawa -Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2007)

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

1895- Leroy Grumman -American engineer and businessman, co-founded Grumman|Grumman Aeronautical Engineering Co. (d. 1982)

1896- Everett Dirksen -American politician (d. 1969)

1896- André Masson -French painter (d. 1987)

1896- Arnold Susi -Estonian lawyer and politician (d. 1968)

1900- James Bond (ornithologist)|James Bond -American ornithologist (d. 1989)

1901- C. L. R. James -Trinidadian journalist and theorist (d. 1989)

1902- John A. McCone|John McCone -American businessman and politician, 6th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1991)

1905- Sterling Holloway -American actor (d. 1992)

1909- J. R. Simplot -American businessman, founded the Simplot|Simplot Company (d. 2008)

1910- Arthur Villeneuve -Canadian painter (d. 1990)

1913- Malietoa Tanumafili II -Samoan ruler (d. 2007)

1914- Herman Franks -American baseball player (d. 2009)

1915- Meg Mundy -English-American actress

1916- Slim Gaillard -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Slim & Slam) (d. 1991)

1916- Lionel Newman -American composer (d. 1989)

1916- Robert Parrish -American director (d. 1995)

1920- William Colby -American intelligence officer, 10th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1996)

1922- Rosalie Crutchley -English actress (d. 1997)

1922- Mart Port -Estonian architect (d. 2012)

1922- Frank Wess -American saxophonist and flute player (New York Jazz Quartet) (d. 2013)

1924- Sebastian Kappen -Indian priest and theologian (d. 1993)

1924- Meta Vannas -Soviet politician (d. 2002)

1925- Veikko Hakulinen -Finnish skier (d. 2003)

1927- Paul Desmarais -Canadian businessman

1927- Barbara Rush -American actress

1930- Sorrell Booke -American actor (d. 1994)

1930- Don Shula -American football player and coach

1930- Herbert O. Sparrow -Canadian politician (d. 2012)

1931- William Deane -Australian judge and politician, 22nd Governor-General of Australia

1931- Lala Mara -Fijian wife of Kamisese Mara (d. 2004)

1932- Alfred C. Haynes -American pilot

1932- Clint Hill -American secret service agent and author

1932- Thelma Holt -British theatre producer

1932- Roman Personov -Russian physicist (d. 2002)

1932- Jorge Russek -Mexican actor (d. 1998)

1932- Carlos Saura -Spanish director

1933- Ilia II of Georgia -Russian patriarch

1933- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor -American author

1934- Rudolf Schuster -Slovak politician, 2nd President of Slovakia

1935- Floyd Patterson -American boxer (d. 2006)

1937- Grace Bumbry -American soprano

1937- Dyan Cannon -American actress, director, screenwriter, and producer

1937- Mick O'Connell -Irish footballer

1940- Alexander Chancellor -English journalist

1940- Gao Xingjian -Chinese-French author and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate

1940- Helmut Jahn -German-American architect, designed Liberty Place and Messeturm

1940- Brian David Josephson -Welsh physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1940- Jill Pitkeathley, Baroness Pitkeathley|Jill Pitkeathley -British politician

1941- George P. Cosmatos -Greek director (d. 2005)

1941- John Bennett Perry -American actor and singer

1941- Kalpnath Rai -Indian politician (d. 1999)

1941- Maureen Reagan -American actress and activist (d. 2001)

1941- Joe Renzetti -American composer

1941- K. Thurairetnasingam -Sri Lankan Tamil politician

1942- Precious Bryant -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1942- John McLaughlin (musician)|John McLaughlin -English guitarist and songwriter (The Tony Williams Lifetime, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti (band)|Shakti, and Remember Shakti)

1943- Doris Kearns Goodwin -American historian and author

1943- Hwang Sok-yong -South Korean author

1943- Priit Vesilind -Estonian-American writer and photojournalist

1944- Angela Harris, Baroness Harris of Richmond|Angela Harris -British politician

1944- Charlie Manuel -American baseball player and manager

1945- Vesa-Matti Loiri -Finnish actor and singer

1945- Richard R. Schrock -American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1946- Lisa Appignanesi -Polish-English author and academic

1946- Arthur Conley -American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

1946- S. Rajasekharan -Indian poet and critic

1947- Chris Cutler -American-English drummer and songwriter (Henry Cow, Art Bears, News from Babel, Cassiber, The Science Group, and Brainville (band)|Brainville)

1947- Doc Neeson -Irish-Australian singer-songwriter (The Angels (Australian band)|The Angels) (d. 2014)

1947- Rick Stein -English chef and author

1948- Kostas Davourlis -Greek footballer (d. 1992)

1948- Wolfgang Mulack -German footballer

1948- Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé -Malian politician, Prime Minister of Mali

1948- Eugeniusz Wycisło -Polish politician

1949- Mick Mills -English footballer

1950- John Louis Evans -American murderer (d. 1983)

1950- Khondakar Ashraf Hossain -Bangladesh poet and academic (d. 2013)

1951- Bob Black -American author and activist

1951- Barbara Cochran -American skier

1951- Ronald Corp -English priest, composer, and conductor

1953- Norberto Alonso -Argentine footballer

1953- Jackie Ballard -English journalist and politician

1953- Richard Boden -English director and producer

1953- Vicki Bruce -English psychologist

1953- Dirk Heun -German footballer

1953- Andreas Vgenopoulos (businessman)|Andreas Vgenopoulos -Greek businessman

1953- James Warren (journalist)|James Warren -American journalist

1954- Eugene Chadbourne -American guitarist and songwriter (Shockabilly)

1954- Tina Knowles -American fashion designer, founded House of Deréon

1955- Cecilia Conrad -Norwegian economist

1955- Mark Hollis (English musician)|Mark Hollis -English singer-songwriter (Talk Talk)

1956- Alex Cline -American drummer

1956- Nels Cline -American guitarist and songwriter (Wilco)

1956- Sarojini Sahoo -Indian feminist writer

1956- Bernard Sumner -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Joy Division, New Order, Electronic (band)|Electronic, and Bad Lieutenant (band)|Bad Lieutenant)

1957- Patty Loveless -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1957- Gurdas Maan -Indian singer-songwriter and actor

1957- Vesna Zmijanac -Serbian singer

1958- Andy Borowitz -American comedian and author

1958- Matt Frewer -American actor

1958- Gary Jones (actor)|Gary Jones -Welsh-Canadian actor

1958- Jim Powers -American wrestler

1958- Julian Sands -English actor

1960- Art Paul Schlosser -American singer-songwriter

1960- Michael Stipe -American singer-songwriter and producer (R.E.M. and Automatic Baby)

1960- April Winchell -American actress

1961- Lee Curreri -American actor and pianist

1961- Sidney Green (basketball)|Sidney Green -American basketball player

1962- Harlan Coben -American author

1962- Laila Elwi -Egyptian actress

1962- Michael France -American screenwriter (d. 2013)

1962- Robin Guthrie -Scottish guitarist and producer (Cocteau Twins)

1962- Joe Kleine -American basketball player

1962- André Rouvoet -Dutch politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands

1962- Peter Steele -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Type O Negative, Carnivore (band)|Carnivore and Fallout (heavy metal band)|Fallout) (d. 2010)

1963- Dave Foley -Canadian comedian, actor, director, and producer

1963- Till Lindemann -German singer-songwriter (Rammstein and First Arsch)

1964- Dot Jones -American actress

1965- Yvan Attal -French actor and director

1965- Guy Forget -French tennis player

1965- Beth Gibbons -English singer-songwriter (Portishead (band)|Portishead)

1965- Rick Hearst -American actor

1965- Craig Revel Horwood -Australian-English dancer, choreographer, and director

1965- Cait O'Riordan -Nigerian-English bass player and songwriter (The Pogues and The Radiators from Space)

1965- Julia Ormond -English actress

1965- Rob Wilson -English politician

1966- Deana Carter -American singer-songwriter

1966- La Parka II -Mexican wrestler

1967- David Berman (musician)|David Berman -American singer-songwriter (Silver Jews and Ectoslavia)

1967- Johnny Nelson -English boxer

1967- Marina Orsini -Canadian actress

1967- David Toms -American golfer

1968- Mike Wilpolt -American football player and coach

1969- Corie Blount -American basketball player

1969- Kostas Frantzeskos -Greek footballer

1969- Mary Macleod -English politician

1969- Kees van Wonderen -Dutch footballer

1970- Chris Kanyon -American wrestler (d. 2010)

1970- Paul Watkins (musician)|Paul Watkins -Welsh cellist

1971- Junichi Kakizaki -Japanese floral designer

1972- Charlotte Hudson -English actress

1972- James Longley (filmmaker)|James Longley -American director and producer

1973- Greg de Vries -Canadian ice hockey player

1973- Frank Høj -Danish cyclist

1973- Harmony Korine -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1974- Danilo Hondo -German cyclist

1974- Ian Moor -English singer

1974- Armin Zöggeler -Italian luger

1975- Shane Carwin -American mixed martial artist

1975- Jill Marie Jones -American actress

1976- Benoît Joachim -Luxembourgish cyclist

1976- Ted Lilly -American baseball player

1977- Irán Castillo -Mexican actress

1977- David Millar -Maltese-Scottish cyclist

1977- Dan Shanahan -Irish hurler

1977- Ozell Wells -Dominican-American basketball coach, scout, and businessman

1977- Tim Wheeler -Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Ash (band)|Ash)

1978- Dominik Hrbatý -Slovakian tennis player

1978- Paul Licuria -Australian footballer

1978- Mai Meneses -Spanish singer-songwriter (Nena Daconte)

1979- Shergo Biran -German footballer

1979- Tristan Gommendy -French race car driver

1979- Charity Rahmer -American actress

1980- Greg Cipes -American actor and singer

1980- Bobbi Eden -Dutch porn actress and model

1980- Alexandra Jiménez -Spanish actress

1980- Miguel Monteiro -Portuguese footballer

1980- Yaroslav Popovych -Ukrainian cyclist

1981- Silvy De Bie -Belgian singer (Sylver)

1981- Hitomi Obara -Japanese wrestler

1982- Paulo Ferrari -Argentinian footballer

1982- Kang Hye-jung -South Korean actress

1982- Richard Logan (footballer born 1982)|Richard Logan -English footballer

1982- Lucie Škrobáková -Czech hurdler

1982- Hollie Stevens -American porn actress (d. 2012)

1983- Spencer Chamberlain -American singer-songwriter (Underoath and This Runs Through)

1983- Gemma Hunt -English television host

1985- Danielle Campo -Canadian Paralympic swimmer

1985- Lenora Crichlow -British actress

1985- Al Jefferson -American basketball player

1985- Fernando Rees -Brazilian race car driver

1986- Hsieh Su-wei -Taiwanese tennis player

1986- Younès Kaboul -French footballer

1986- James Milner -English footballer

1986- Steve Slaton -American football player

1987- Nikolaj Misiuk -Lithuanian footballer

1988- Anestis Argyriou -Greek footballer

1988- Nabila Jamshed -Indian author

1988- Maximilian Riedmüller -German footballer

1989- Jeff Gyasi -Nigerian footballer

1989- Labrinth -English rapper/songwriter

1989- Kevin Pillar -American baseball player

1989- Graham Rahal -American race car driver

1990- Iago Falqué -Spanish footballer

1990- Julia Glushko -Israeli tennis player

1990- Toni Kroos -German footballer

1990- Alberto Paloschi -Italian footballer

1991- Tal al-Mallohi -Syrian blogger and activist

1991- Stefan Nenadović -Montenegrin footballer

1991- Mikk Pinnonen -Estonian handballer

1991- Olivia Tennet -New Zealand actress and dancer

1993- Martin Paasoja -Estonian basketball player

1995- Maddie Hasson -American actress

1995- María Isabel -Spanish singer

1996- Jade Jones (Paralympian)|Jade Jones -English wheelchair racer

1997- Răzvan Popa -Romanian footballer

History of Deaths


874- Hasan al-Askari -Saudi Arabian 11th of the Twelve Imams (b. 846)

1248- Sancho II of Portugal -(b. 1207)

1286- Anna Komnene Doukaina -Princess of Achaea

1428- Frederick I, Elector of Saxony -(b. 1370)

1564- Hosokawa Ujitsuna -Japanese military commander (b. 1514)

1584- Tobias Stimmer -Swiss painter and illustrator (b. 1539)

1695- François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg -French general (b. 1628)

1752- Gabriel Cramer -Swiss mathematician (b. 1704)

1761- Stephen Hales -English clergyman and physiologist (b. 1677)

1773- Anton Losenko -Russian painter (b. 1737)

1782- Ange-Jacques Gabriel -French architect, designed École Militaire (b. 1698)

1786- Moses Mendelssohn -German philosopher (b. 1729)

1804- Charlotte Lennox -English author and poet (b. 1730)

1821- Elizabeth Ann Seton -American saint (b. 1774)

1825- Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies -(b. 1751)

1863- Roger Hanson -American general (b. 1827)

1874- Thomas Gregson -English-Australian politician, 2nd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798)

1877- Cornelius Vanderbilt -American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1794)

1882- John William Draper -English-American physician, chemist, and photographer (b. 1811)

1883- Antoine Chanzy -French general (b. 1823)

1891- Antoine Labelle -Canadian priest (b. 1833)

1896- Joseph Hubert Reinkens -German bishop (b. 1821)

1901- Nikolaos Gyzis -Greek painter (b. 1842)

1903- Topsy (elephant)|Topsy -American elephant (b. 1875)

1903- Gulstan Ropert -American missionary (b. 1839)

1910- Léon Delagrange -French pilot and sculptor (b. 1873)

1912- Clarence Dutton -American geologist (b. 1841)

1919- Georg von Hertling -German politician, 7th Chancellor of the German Empire (b. 1843)

1920- Benito Pérez Galdós -Spanish author (b. 1843)

1924- Alfred Grünfeld -Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1852)

1931- Art Acord -American actor (b. 1890)

1931- Mohammad Ali Jouhar -Indian journalist, activist, and scholar (b. 1878)

1931- Louise, Princess Royal -of England (b. 1867)

1940- Flora Finch -English-American actress (b. 1867)

1941- Henri Bergson -French philosopher, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)

1944- Kaj Munk -Danish playwright and pastor (b. 1898)

1945- Harold Fraser (golfer)|Harold Fraser -American golfer (b. 1872)

1947- Julian Ashby Burruss -American academic (b. 1876)

1960- Albert Camus -Algerian-French philosopher, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)

1961- Erwin Schrödinger -Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

1962- Hans Lammers -German SS officer (b. 1879)

1965- T. S. Eliot -American-English poet, playwright, and critic Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

1967- Donald Campbell -English racer (b. 1921)

1970- Jean-Étienne Valluy -French general (b. 1899)

1971- Arthur Ford -American psychic, founded the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship (b. 1896)

1974- Epameinondas Thomopoulos -Greek painter (b. 1878)

1975- Carlo Levi -Italian painter, author, and activist (b. 1902)

1976- Epameinondas Thomopoulos -Greek artist (b. 1878)

1981- Ruth Lowe -Canadian pianist and songwriter (b. 1914)

1985- Brian Horrocks -Indian-English general (b. 1895)

1985- Lovro von Matačić -Croatian conductor and composer (b. 1899)

1986- Christopher Isherwood -English author (b. 1904)

1986- Phil Lynott -Irish singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Thin Lizzy, Skid Row (Irish band)|Skid Row, and Grand Slam (band)|Grand Slam) (b. 1949)

1988- Lily Laskine -French harp player (b. 1893)

1990- Henry Bolte -Australian politician, 38th Premier of Victoria (b. 1908)

1990- Harold Eugene Edgerton -American engineer and academic (b. 1903)

1993- Charles Bridgford -Australian politician (b. 1910)

1994- R.D. Burman -Indian composer (b. 1939)

1994- Marie Orav -Estonian chess player (b. 1911)

1995- Eduardo Mata -Mexican conductor and composer (b. 1942)

1995- Sol Tax -American anthropologist (b. 1907)

1996- Ramón Vinay -Chilean tenor (b. 1911)

1997- Harry Helmsley -American businessman (b. 1909)

1998- John Gary -American singer (b. 1932)

1998- Mae Questel -American actress and vocal artist best known for Betty Boop and Olive Oyl (b. 1908)

1999- Iron Eyes Cody -American actor (b. 1904)

1999- Jaak Tamm -Estonian politician and businessman (b. 1950)

2000- Tom Fears -American football player (b. 1922)

2000- Spyros Markezinis -Greek politician (b. 1909)

2001- Les Brown (bandleader)|Les Brown -American bandleader and composer (b. 1912)

2001- Yoshika Yuhnagi -Japanese model (b. 1983)

2003- Hanno Drechsler -German politician, List of mayors of Marburg|Mayor of Marburg (b. 1931)

2003- Conrad Hall -American cinematographer (b. 1927)

2003- Yfrah Neaman -Lebanese-English violinist (b. 1923)

2003- Sabine Ulibarrí -American poet and critic (b. 1919)

2004- Joan Aiken -English author (b. 1924)

2004- Brian Gibson (director)|Brian Gibson -English director (b. 1944)

2004- Jake Hess -American singer (The Statesmen Quartet and Masters V) (b. 1927)

2004- Jeff Nuttall -English actor, poet, and painter (b. 1933)

2004- John Toland (author)|John Toland -American historian and author (b. 1912)

2005- Ali al-Haidari -Iraqi politician

2005- Humphrey Carpenter -English author (b. 1946)

2005- Guy Davenport -American author and scholar (b. 1927)

2005- Frank Harary -American mathematician (b. 1921)

2005- Robert Heilbroner -American economist (b. 1919)

2005- Bud Poile -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)

2005- Alton Tobey -American painter and illustrator (b. 1914)

2006- Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum -Emirati politician, 1st Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (b. 1946)

2006- John Hahn-Petersen -Danish actor (b. 1930)

2006- Milton Himmelfarb -American sociographer (b. 1918)

2006- Irving Layton -Romanian-Canadian poet (b. 1912)

2006- Robert Howard White -New Zealand politician (b. 1914)

2007- Gren -Welsh cartoonist (b. 1934)

2007- Ben Gannon (producer)|Ben Gannon -Australian film and television producer (b. 1952)

2007- Helen Hill -American director and producer (b. 1970)

2007- Lewis Hodges -English pilot (b. 1918)

2007- Steve Krantz -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)

2007- Gáspár Nagy -Hungarian poet and author (b. 1949)

2007- Sandro Salvadore -Italian footballer (b. 1939)

2007- Jan Schröder -Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)

2007- Marais Viljoen -South African politician, 5th State President of South Africa (b. 1915)

2007- Osman Waqialla -Sudanese calligrapher (b. 1925)

2008- Joyce Carlson -American graphic designer (b. 1923)

2008- Xavier Chamorro Cardenal -Nicaraguan journalist (b. 1932)

2008- Jimmy Nah -Singaporean comedian and actor (b. 1968)

2008- Yannis Tamtakos -Greek activist (b. 1908)

2009- Gert Jonke -Austrian poet, playwright, and author (b. 1946)

2009- Giselle Salandy -Trinidadian boxer (b. 1987)

2010- Sandro de América -Argentine singer and actor (b. 1945)

2010- Johan Ferrier -Surinamese politician, 1st President of Suriname (b. 1910)

2010- Casey Johnson -American model and actress (b. 1979)

2010- Rory Markas -American sportscaster (b. 1955)

2010- Tsutomu Yamaguchi -Japanese engineer (b. 1916)

2011- Mohamed Bouazizi -Tunisian activist (b. 1984)

2011- Mick Karn -Cypriot-English bass player and songwriter (Japan (band)|Japan, Dalis Car, NiNa, and JBK (music)|JBK) (b. 1958)

2011- Dick King-Smith -English author (b. 1922)

2011- Coen Moulijn -Dutch footballer (b. 1937)

2011- Ali-Reza Pahlavi -Iranian son of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (b. 1966)

2011- Gerry Rafferty -Scottish singer-songwriter (The Humblebums and Stealers Wheel) (b. 1947)

2011- Salmaan Taseer -Pakistani businessman and politician, 26th Governor of Punjab, Pakistan (b. 1944)

2012- Eve Arnold -American-English photographer and journalist (b. 1912)

2012- Ruben Ayala (American politician)|Ruben Ayala -American politician (b. 1922)

2012- Harry Fowler -English actor (b. 1926)

2012- Gatewood Galbraith -American lawyer, author, and politician (b. 1947)

2012- Kerry McGregor -Scottish singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1974)

2012- Carmen Naranjo -Costa Rican author and poet (b. 1928)

2012- Rod Robbie -English-Canadian architect, designed the Canadian Pavilion and Rogers Centre (b. 1928)

2012- David Wheeler (stage director)|David Wheeler -American director and producer (b. 1925)

2013- Bhanumati Devi -Burmese-Indian actress (b. 1934)

2013- Pete Elliott -American football player and coach (b. 1926)

2013- Ed Emory -American football player and coach (b. 1938)

2013- Murray Henderson (ice hockey)|Murray Henderson -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1921)

2013- Sammy Johns -American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

2013- Derek Kevan -English footballer (b. 1935)

2013- Tony Lip -American actor (b. 1930)

2013- Yevgeny Pepelyaev -Russian colonel and pilot (b. 1918)

2013- Nikos Samaras -Greek volleyball player (b. 1970)

2013- Anwar Shamim -Pakistani general (b. 1931)

2013- Şenay Yüzbaşıoğlu -Turkish singer-songwriter (b. 1951)

2013- Zoran Žižić -Montenegrin politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1951)

2014- Caixa Eletronica -American race horse (b. 2005)

2014- Irving Fishman -American lawyer and politician (b. 1921)

2014- Gabe Gabler -American baseball player (b. 1930)

2014- Andy Holden (athlete)|Andy Holden -English runner and coach (b. 1948)

2014- Sergey Kozlov (footballer)|Sergey Kozlov -Russian footballer and manager (b. 1960)

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