This Day in History

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Day History: January-5

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


1066- Edward the Confessor -dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.

1477- Battle of Nancy -Charles the Bold is killed and Duchy of Burgundy|Burgundy becomes part of France.

1500-Duke Ludovico Sforza -conquers Milan.

1527- Felix Manz -a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, Switzerland, is Capital punishment|executed by drowning.

1554-A great fire occurs in Eindhoven -Netherlands.

1675- Battle of Turckheim|Battle of Colmar -the French army beats Brandenburg.

1757- Louis XV of France -survives an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, the last person to be Capital punishment|executed in France by Hanged, drawn and quartered|drawing and quartering, the traditional and gruesome form of capital punishment used for regicides.

1781- American Revolutionary War -Richmond, Virginia, is burned by Kingdom of Great Britain|British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.

1846-The United States House of Representatives -votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.

1895- Dreyfus affair -French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.

1896-An Austria -newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of electromagnetic radiation|radiation later known as X-rays.

1900- Ireland|Irish -leader John Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.

1909- Colombia -recognizes the independence of Panama.

1911- Kappa Alpha Psi -the world's second oldest and largest List of African American Greek and fraternal organizations|black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University.

1912-The Prague Party Conference -takes place.

1913- First Balkan War -During the Battle of Lemnos (1913)|Battle of Lemnos, Greece|Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not venture for the rest of the war.

1914-The Ford Motor Company -announces an Eight-hour day|eight-hour workday and that it would pay a "living wage" of at least United States dollar|$5 for a day's labor.

1919-The German Workers' Party -which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.

1925- Nellie Tayloe Ross -of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.

1933-Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge -begins in San Francisco Bay.

1940- FM broadcasting|FM radio -is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time.

1944-The '' Daily Mail -' becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.

1945-The Soviet Union -recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.

1949- President of the United States|United States President -Harry S. Truman unveils his Fair Deal program.

1957-In a speech given to the United States Congress -United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.

1968- Alexander Dubček -comes to power: "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia.

1969- The Troubles -The Royal Ulster Constabulary raid the Bogside area of Derry, damaging property and beating residents. In response, residents erect barricades and establish Free Derry.

1972-United States President Richard Nixon -orders the development of a Space Shuttle program.

1974-An earthquake -in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.

1974-Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica -of +59 °F (+15 °C) recorded at Vanda Station

1975-The Tasman Bridge -in Tasmania, Australia, Tasman Bridge disaster|is struck by the bulk ore carrier ''Lake Illawarra'', killing twelve people.

1976-The Khmer Rouge -proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.

1976-The Troubles: In response to the Reavey and O'Dowd killings|killing of six Catholics -the night before, gunmen Kingsmill massacre|shoot dead ten Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK.

1991- Georgia (country)|Georgian -forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia|South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War.

1993-The oil tanker MV Braer|MV ''Braer'' -runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.

2005- Eris (dwarf planet)|Eris -the largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.

Famous Birthdays


1209- Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall -German king (d. 1272)

1548- Francisco Suárez -Spanish theologian (d. 1617)

1587- Xu Xiake -Chinese geographer (d. 1641)

1592- Shah Jahan -Mughal emperor (d. 1666)

1614- Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria -(d. 1662)

1640- Paolo Lorenzani -Italian composer (d. 1713)

1679- Pietro Filippo Scarlatti -Italian organist and composer (d. 1750)

1717- William Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington -English politician (d. 1793)

1762- Constanze Mozart -German wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)

1767- Jean-Baptiste Say -French economist (d. 1832)

1778- Zebulon Pike -American general and explorer (d. 1813)

1779- Stephen Decatur -American soldier (d. 1820)

1793- Harvey Putnam -American politician (d. 1855)

1808- Anton Füster -Austrian priest and activist (d. 1881)

1834- William John Wills -English surgeon and explorer (d. 1861)

1838- Camille Jordan -French mathematician (d. 1922)

1846- Rudolf Christoph Eucken -German philosopher and author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)

1855- King C. Gillette -American businessman, founded the Gillette (brand)|Gillette Company (d. 1932)

1864- Bob Caruthers -American baseball player (d. 1911)

1865- Julio Garavito Armero -Colombian astronomer (d. 1920)

1865- Ban Johnson -American businessman, founded the Western League (original)|Western League (d. 1931)

1866- Dimitrios Gounaris -Greek politician, 94th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1922)

1871- Frederick Converse -American composer (d. 1940)

1874- Joseph Erlanger -American physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

1876- Konrad Adenauer -German politician, List of Chancellors of Germany|Chancellor of West Germany (d. 1967)

1879- Hans Eppinger -Austrian physician (d. 1946)

1879- Marcel Tournier -French harp player and composer (d. 1951)

1880- Nikolai Medtner -Russian pianist and composer (d. 1951)

1881- David Hammond (swimmer)|David Hammond -American swimmer and water polo player

1882- Herbert Bayard Swope -American journalist (d. 1958)

1885- Humbert Wolfe -Italian-English poet (d. 1940)

1886- Markus Reiner -Israeli scientist (d. 1976)

1893- Zoltán Böszörmény -Hungarian politician (d. 1945)

1893- Paramahansa Yogananda -Indian guru (d. 1952)

1893- Elizabeth Cotten -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1987)

1895- Jeannette Piccard -American priest, and scientist (d. 1981)

1900- Yves Tanguy -French painter (d. 1955)

1902- Hubert Beuve-Méry -French journalist (d. 1989)

1902- Stella Gibbons -English author (d. 1989)

1903- Harold Gatty -Australian navigator (d. 1957)

1904- Jeane Dixon -American astrologer (d. 1997)

1904- Erika Morini -Austrian violinist (d. 1995)

1906- Kathleen Kenyon -English archaeologist (d. 1978)

1908- George Dolenz -American actor (d. 1963)

1909- Lucienne Bloch -Swiss-American sculptor, painter, and photographer (d. 1995)

1909- Stephen Cole Kleene -American mathematician (d. 1994)

1910- Hugh Brannum -American actor (d. 1987)

1910- Jack Lovelock -New Zealand runner (d. 1949)

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

1914- Nicolas de Staël -French-Russian painter (d. 1955)

1914- George Reeves -American actor (d. 1959)

1915- Arthur H. Robinson -Canadian cartographer (d. 2004)

1917- Lucienne Day -English textile designer (d. 2010)

1917- Francis L. Kellogg -American diplomat (d. 2006)

1917- Wieland Wagner -German director (d. 1966)

1917- Jane Wyman -American actress (d. 2007)

1919- Hector Abhayavardhana -Sri Lankan theorist (d. 2012)

1919- Severino Gazzelloni -Italian flute player (d. 1992)

1919- Herb Peterson -American fast food executive and food scientist (d. 2008)

1920- Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli -Italian pianist (d. 1995)

1921- Friedrich Dürrenmatt -Swiss author and playwright (d. 1990)

1921- Paul Governali -American football player (d. 1978)

1922- Anthony Synnot -Australian admiral (d. 2001)

1923- Glenn Boyer -American historian and author (d. 2013)

1924- Hamzah Abu Samah -Malaysian politician (d. 2012)

1924- Sam Phillips -American record producer, founded Sun Records (d. 2003)

1926- W. D. Snodgrass -American poet (d. 2009)

1926- Hosea Williams -American businessman and activist (d. 2000)

1928- Zulfikar Ali Bhutto -Pakistani politician, 4th President of Pakistan (d. 1979)

1928- Walter Mondale -American politician, 42nd Vice President of the United States

1929- Wilbert Harrison -American singer-songwriter (d. 1994)

1929- Russ Manning -American illustrator (d. 1981)

1929- Aulis Rytkönen -Finnish footballer and manager (d. 2014)

1929- Tabby Thomas -American singer, pianist, and guitarist (d. 2014)

1930- Al Masini -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2010)

1931- Alvin Ailey -American dancer and choreographer, founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (d. 1989)

1931- Alfred Brendel -Austrian pianist, poet, and author

1931- Joan Coxsedge -Australian politician

1931- Robert Duvall -American actor and director

1932- Umberto Eco -Italian philosopher and author

1932- Raisa Gorbachova -Russian wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (d. 1999)

1932- Chuck Noll -American football player and coach (d. 2014)

1933- Leonard Marsh (businessman)|Leonard Marsh -American businessman, co-founded Snapple (d. 2013)

1934- William Bendeck -Bolivian race car driver (d. 1971)

1934- Phil Ramone -South African-American record producer, co-founded A & R Recording (d. 2013)

1936- Florence King -American author and journalist

1938- Jim Otto -American football player

1938- Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o -Kenyan author

1940- Athol Guy -Australian bassist (The Seekers)

1940- Michael O'Donoghue -American screenwriter (d. 1994)

1940- Michael Rose (British Army officer)|Mike Rose -English general

1941- Hayao Miyazaki -Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter

1941- Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi -Indian cricketer (d. 2011)

1941- Bruno Schettino -Italian archbishop (d. 2012)

1942- Jan Ellis -South African rugby player (d. 2013)

1942- Jan Leeming -English journalist

1942- Terenci Moix -Spanish author (d. 2003)

1942- Maurizio Pollini -Italian pianist

1942- Charlie Rose -American journalist and talk show host

1943- Mary Gaudron -Australian lawyer and judge

1944- Jo Ann Kelly -English singer and guitarist (d. 1990)

1944- Ed Rendell -American politician, 45th List of Governors of Pennsylvania|Governor of Pennsylvania

1944- Louis Stewart (guitarist)|Louis Stewart -Irish jazz guitarist

1944- Brian Tracy -Canadian entrepreneur, public speaker, author

1945- Chuck McKinley -American tennis player (d. 1986)

1945- Roger Spottiswoode -Canadian-English director

1946- Diane Keaton -American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1946- Prince Tomohito of Mikasa -(d. 2012)

1947- Mike DeWine -American politician, 50th Attorney General of Ohio

1947- Mercury Morris -American football player

1948- Ted Lange -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1950- Ioan P. Culianu -Romanian historian, philosopher, and author (d. 1991)

1950- Peter Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith -English lawyer

1950- John Manley -Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

1950- Charlie Richmond (inventor)|Charlie Richmond -Canadian sound designer and engineer

1950- Chris Stein -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Blondie (band)|Blondie)

1950- Krzysztof Wielicki -Polish mountaineer

1951- Steve Arnold (footballer born 1951)|Steve Arnold -English footballer

1951- Jagathy Sreekumar -Indian actor and screenwriter

1952- Uli Hoeneß -German footballer and manager

1953- Steve Archer -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Archers (musical group)|The Archers)

1953- Pamela Sue Martin -American actress

1953- Mike Rann -English-Australian politician, 44th Premier of South Australia

1953- George Tenet -American civil servant and academic, 18th Director of Central Intelligence

1954- Alex English -American basketball player

1954- László Krasznahorkai -Hungarian author and screenwriter

1955- Mamata Banerjee -Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal

1955- Jimmy Mulville -English comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded Hat Trick Productions

1955- Mohsen Sazegara -Iranian journalist

1956- Chen Kenichi -Japanese-Chinese chef

1956- Tim Macartney-Snape -Australian mountaineer

1956- Frank-Walter Steinmeier -German politician

1957- Kevin Hastings -Australian rugby player

1958- Nancy Delahunt -Canadian curler

1958- Ron Kittle -American baseball player

1958- Marvin Lee Wilson -American murderer (d. 2012)

1959- Clancy Brown -American actor

1959- David Eastwood -English academic

1960- Steve Jones (aviator)|Steve Jones -English pilot

1960- Otar Korghalidze -Georgian footballer and manager

1960- Glenn Strömberg -Swedish footballer

1960- Phil Thornalley -English bass player, songwriter, and producer (The Cure and Johnny Hates Jazz)

1961- Iris DeMent -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1962- Suzy Amis -American actress and model

1962- Perry Fenwick -English actor

1962- Danny Jackson -American baseball player

1962- Andrew Rawnsley -English journalist

1963- Jeff Fassero -American baseball player

1964- Grant Young (musician)|Grant Young -American drummer (Soul Asylum)

1965- Vinnie Jones -English footballer and actor

1966- Kate Schellenbach -American drummer (Luscious Jackson and Beastie Boys)

1966- Steve Tuttle -Canadian ice hockey player

1967- Joe Flanigan -American actor

1968- DJ BoBo -Swiss singer-songwriter and producer

1968- Ricky Paull Goldin -American actor

1968- Andrew Golota -Polish boxer

1968- Carrie Ann Inaba -American actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer

1968- Joé Juneau -Canadian ice hockey player

1969- Marilyn Manson -American singer-songwriter, actor, and director (Satan on Fire)

1969- Paul McGillion -Scottish actor

1969- Shea Whigham -American actor

1970- Rick Campanelli -Canadian television host

1971- Jayne Middlemiss -English chef

1971- Mayuko Takata -Japanese actress

1972- Philip Davies -English politician

1972- Nikki Nova -American porn actress and model

1972- Sakis Rouvas -Greek singer-songwriter, producer and actor

1973- Diamond Foxxx -American pornographic actress

1973- Phil Joel -New Zealand singer-songwriter and bass player (Newsboys)

1974- Sarah-Jane Honeywell -English actress and dancer

1975- Kylie Bax -New Zealand-American model and actress

1975- Bradley Cooper -American actor

1975- Warrick Dunn -American football player

1975- Mike Grier -American ice hockey player

1976- Diego Tristán -Spanish footballer

1976- Shintarō Asanuma -Japanese voice actor

1976- Matt Wachter -American bass player (Thirty Seconds to Mars and Angels & Airwaves)

1978- Sabrina Harman -American soldier

1978- January Jones -American actress

1978- Seanan McGuire -American author

1978- Franck Montagny -French race car driver

1978- Marcus Trick -German rugby player

1979- Kyle Calder -Canadian ice hockey player

1979- Ronnie O'Brien -Irish footballer

1979- Masami Tanaka -Japanese swimmer

1980- Sebastian Deisler -German footballer

1980- Bennie Joppru -American football player

1981- Corey Flynn -New Zealand rugby player

1981- Brooklyn Sudano -American actress

1981- Joel Thomas Zimmerman -Canadian DJ

1982- Norichika Aoki -Japanese baseball player

1982- Janica Kostelić -Croatian skier

1982- Darren Mackie -Scottish footballer

1982- Tiiu Nurmberg -Canadian-Estonian skier

1982- Vadims Vasiļevskis -Latvian javelin thrower

1982- Benoît Vaugrenard -French cyclist

1983- Sean Dockery -American basketball player

1984- Reinar Hallik -Estonian basketball player

1984- Amanda Hearst -American model

1985- Michael Cuccione -Canadian actor and singer (2gether (band)|2Ge+Her) (d. 2001)

1985- Fabienne Suter -Swiss skier

1985- Diego Vera -Uruguayan footballer

1985- Yoon So-yi -South Korean actress

1986- J. P. Arencibia -American baseball player

1986- Teppei Koike -Japanese actor and singer (WaT)

1986- Deepika Padukone -Danish-Indian model and actress

1987- Kristin Cavallari -American actress

1987- Michael Gilday -Canadian speed skater

1988- Mario de Luna -Mexican footballer

1988- Pauline (singer)|Pauline -French singer-songwriter

1989- Krisztián Németh -Hungarian footballer

1990- Yang Yo-seob -South Korean singer and dancer (Beast (South Korean band)|Beast)

1991- Denis Alibec -Romanian footballer

1991- Eric Fisher (American football)|Eric Fisher -American football player

1991- Daniel Pacheco -Spanish footballer

1992- Julian Derstroff -German footballer

1992- Landon Liboiron -Canadian actor

1993- De'Anthony Thomas -American football player

1995- Joyce Ching -Filipino actress

1995- Lexi Fernandez -Filipino actress

1999- Marc Yu -American pianist

History of Deaths


842- Al-Mu'tasim -Iraqi 8th Abbasid Caliphate|Abbasid caliph (b. 794)

1066- Edward the Confessor -English king (b. 1004)

1400- John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury -English politician (b. 1350)

1448- Christopher of Bavaria -(b. 1416)

1465- Charles, Duke of Orléans -(b. 1394)

1477- Charles the Bold -French son of Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy (b. 1433)

1524- Marko Marulić -Croatian poet (b. 1450)

1527- Felix Manz -Swiss martyr (b. 1498)

1588- Qi Jiguang -Chinese general (b. 1528)

1589- Catherine de' Medici -Italian-French wife of Henry II of France (b. 1519)

1713- Jean Chardin -French explorer (b. 1643)

1740- Antonio Lotti -Italian composer (b. 1667)

1762- Elizabeth of Russia -(b. 1709)

1771- John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford -English politician (b. 1710)

1796- Samuel Huntington (statesman)|Samuel Huntington -American jurist and politician, 18th Governor of Connecticut (b. 1731)

1823- George Johnston (New South Wales)|George Johnston -Scottish military officer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)

1846- Alfred Thomas Agate -American painter (b. 1812)

1858- Joseph Radetzky von Radetz -Austrian field marshal (b. 1766)

1860- John Neumann -American bishop (b. 1811)

1883- Charles Tompson -Australian poet (b. 1806)

1888- Henri Herz -Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1803)

1891- Emma Abbott -American soprano (b. 1849)

1904- Karl Alfred von Zittel -German palaeontologist (b. 1839)

1910- Nikolaos Deligiannis -Greek Prime Minister (b. 1845)

1910- Léon Walras -French economist (b. 1834)

1919- Sumako Matsui -Japanese actress and singer (b. 1886)

1922- Ernest Shackleton -Irish explorer (b. 1874)

1933- Calvin Coolidge -American politician, 30th President of the United States (b. 1872)

1937- Marie Booth -English daughter of William Booth|William and Catherine Booth (b. 1864)

1940- Humbert Wolfe -Italian-English poet and civil servant (b. 1885)

1941- Amy Johnson -English aviator (b. 1903)

1942- Tina Modotti -Italian photographer, model, actress, and activist (b. 1896)

1943- George Washington Carver -American botanist, educator, and inventor (b. 1864)

1946- Kitty Cheatham -American singer and actress (b. 1864)

1947- Charles Schlee -Danish-American cyclist (b. 1873)

1951- Andrei Platonov -Russian author (b. 1899)

1951- Seo Jae-pil -Korea's independence activists, journalist (b. 1864)

1952- Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow -Scottish politician (b. 1887)

1952- Hristo Tatarchev -Bulgarian activist (b. 1869)

1954- Rabbit Maranville -American baseball player (b. 1891)

1956- Mistinguett -French actress and singer (b. 1875)

1957- Jerome Steever -American water polo player (b. 1880)

1963- Rogers Hornsby -American baseball player (b. 1896)

1970- Max Born -German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)

1970- Cyril Fagan -Irish astrologer (b. 1896)

1970- Roberto Gerhard -Catalan composer and scholar (b. 1896)

1971- Douglas Shearer -Canadian-American sound designer and engineer (b. 1899)

1974- Lev Oborin -Russian pianist (b. 1907)

1976- John A. Costello -Irish politician, 3rd Taoiseach|Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)

1976- Mal Evans -English manager (b. 1935)

1977- Artur Adson -Estonian poet, playwright and theatre critic (b. 1889)

1978- Wyatt Emory Cooper -American author and screenwriter (b. 1927)

1979- Billy Bletcher -American actor (b. 1894)

1979- Charles Mingus -American bassist and composer (b. 1922)

1981- Harold Urey -American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)

1981- Lanza del Vasto -Italian philosopher (b. 1901)

1982- Hans Conried -American actor (b. 1917)

1982- Edmund Herring -Australian military commander and politician, 7th Chief Justice of Victoria (b. 1892)

1982- Harvey Lembeck -American actor (b. 1923)

1985- Alexis Rannit -Estonian poet, critic and literature researcher (b. 1914)

1985- Robert L. Surtees -American cinematographer (b. 1906)

1987- Herman Smith-Johannsen -Norwegian-Canadian skier (b. 1875)

1987- Margaret Laurence -Canadian author (b. 1926)

1988- Pete Maravich -American basketball player (b. 1947)

1990- Arthur Kennedy (actor)|Arthur Kennedy -American actor (b. 1914)

1991- Tõnis Kint -Estonian politician (b. 1896)

1991- Vasko Popa -Yugoslav poet (b. 1922)

1993- Westley Allan Dodd -American murderer (b. 1961)

1994- Brian Johnston -English sportscaster (b. 1912)

1994- Elmar Lipping -Estonian military commander and politician (b. 1906)

1994- Tip O'Neill -American politician, 55th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1912)

1996- Yahya Ayyash -Palestinian Hamas member (b. 1966)

1996- Lincoln Kirstein -American director (b. 1907)

1997- André Franquin -Belgian cartoonist (b. 1924)

1997- Burton Lane -American composer and songwriter (b. 1912)

1998- Sonny Bono -American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and politician (Sonny & Cher) (b. 1935)

1998- Ken Forssi -American bass player (Love (band)|Love) (b. 1943)

2001- Nancy Parsons -American actress (b. 1942)

2003- Doreen Carwithen -English composer (b. 1922)

2003- Massimo Girotti -Italian actor (b. 1918)

2003- Roy Jenkins -Welsh politician (b. 1920)

2003- Jean Kerr -American author (b. 1923)

2004- Norman Heatley -English biologist and chemist, co-developed penicillin (b. 1911)

2004- Tug McGraw -American baseball player (b. 1944)

2005- Danny Sugerman -American manager and author (b. 1954)

2006- Merlyn Rees -Welsh-Irish politician (b. 1920)

2007- Momofuku Ando -Taiwanese-Japanese businessman, founded Nissin Foods (b. 1910)

2007- Chih Ree Sun -Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)

2008- Clinton Grybas -Australian sportscaster (b. 1975)

2009- Griffin Bell -American lawyer and politician, 72nd United States Attorney General (b. 1918)

2009- Ned Tanen -American movie executive (b. 1931)

2010- Willie Mitchell (musician)|Willie Mitchell -American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1928)

2010- Murray Saltzman -Russian-American rabbi and activist (b. 1929)

2011- Malangatana Ngwenya -Mozambican painter and poet(b. 1936)

2012- Richard Alf -American businessman, co-founded San Diego Comic-Con International (b. 1952)

2012- Gordon W. Bowie -American trombonist, composer, and conductor (b. 1945)

2012- Don Carter (bowler)|Don Carter -American bowler (b. 1926)

2012- Samson H. Chowdhury -Bangladeshi businessman (b. 1926)

2012- Thelma Forbes -Canadian politician (b. 1910)

2012- Frederica Sagor Maas -American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1900)

2012- Isaac Díaz Pardo -Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1920)

2012- Amit Saigal -Indian publisher, founded the ''Rock Street Journal'' (b. 1965)

2012- Alexander Sizonenko -Russian basketball player (b. 1959)

2013- Joselo -Venezuelan actor (b. 1936)

2013- Selkirk (horse)|Selkirk -English race horse (b. 1988)

2013- Haradhan Bandopadhyay -Bengali-Indian actor (b. 1926)

2013- Pierre Cogan -French cyclist (b. 1914)

2013- T. S. Cook -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1947)

2013- Martha Greenhouse -American actress (b. 1921)

2013- Abraham Hecht -American rabbi and author (b. 1922)

2013- Jeff Lewis (American football)|Jeff Lewis -American football player and coach (b. 1973)

2013- Bruce McCarty -American architect, designed the Knoxville City-County Building (b. 1920)

2013- Richard McWilliam -American businessman, co-founded the Upper Deck Company (b. 1953)

2013- Joseph-Aurèle Plourde -Canadian archbishop (b. 1915)

2013- Vladimir Šenauer -Croatian footballer (b. 1930)

2013- Chandler Williams -American football player (b. 1985)

2013- Sol Yurick -American author (b. 1925)

2014- Eusébio -Mozambican-Portuguese footballer (b. 1942)

2014- Philippe Boiry -French journalist (b. 1927)

2014- Jerry Coleman -American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)

2014- Brian Hart -English race car driver and engineer, founded Brian Hart Ltd. (b. 1936)

2014- Simon Hoggart -English journalist (b. 1946)

2014- Uday Kiran -Indian actor and singer (b. 1980)

2014- Nelson Ned -Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)

2014- Rod Searle -American farmer and politician (b. 1920)

2014- K. P. Udayabhanu -Indian singer (b. 1936)

2014- David Maxwell Walker -Scottish lawyer and academic (b. 1920)

2014- Carmen Zapata -American actress (b. 1927)