This Day in History

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Day History: January-7

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History

1325- Afonso IV of Portugal|Alfonso IV -becomes King of Portugal.

1558- France -takes Siege of Calais (1558)|Calais, the last continental possession of Kingdom of England|England.

1608-Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia -

1610- Galileo Galilei -makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede (moon)|Ganymede, Callisto (moon)|Callisto, Io (moon)|Io and Europa (moon)|Europa, although he is not able to distinguish the last two until the following day.

1782-The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America -opens.

1785-Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard -and American John Jeffries travel from Dover|Dover, England, to Calais|Calais, France, in a gas balloon.

1797-The modern Flag of Italy|Italian flag -is first used.

1835-{{HMS|Beagle}} drops anchor off the Chonos Archipelago -

1894- William Kennedy Dickson -receives a patent for film|motion picture film.

1904-The distress signal -"CQD" is established only to be replaced two years later by "SOS".

1919- Montenegro|Montenegrin -guerrilla fighters Christmas Uprising|rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.

1920-The New York State Assembly -refuses to seat five duly elected Socialist Party of America|Socialist assemblymen.

1922- Dáil Éireann -ratifies the Anglo-Irish Treaty by a 64-57 vote.

1927-The first transatlantic telephone -service is established

1931- Guy Menzies -flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's Westland District|west coast.

1935- Benito Mussolini -and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.

1940- Winter War -The Finnish 9th Division Battle of Raate Road|stops and completely destroys the overwhelming Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road.

1942- World War II -The Battle of Bataan|siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.

1945-World War II: United Kingdom|British -General Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein|Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.

1948- Kentucky Air National Guard -pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while Mantell UFO incident|in pursuit of a supposed unidentified flying object|UFO.

1954- Georgetown-IBM experiment -the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.

1955-Contralto Marian Anderson -becomes the first person of color to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in Giuseppe Verdi's ''Un ballo in maschera''.

1959-The United States recognizes the new Cuba -government of Fidel Castro.

1960-The UGM-27 Polaris|Polaris missile -is test launched.

1968- Surveyor Program -''Surveyor 7'', the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off from Spaceport Florida Launch Complex 36|launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station|Cape Canaveral.

1970-The Punjab Legislative Council (Abolition) Act, 1969 -comes into effect.

1973- Mark Essex -fatally shoots 10 people and wounds 13 others at Howard Johnson's Hotel in New Orleans|New Orleans, Louisiana, before being shot to death by police officers.

1980-U.S. President Jimmy Carter -authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.

1984- Brunei -becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

1985- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency -launches Sakigake, Japan's first Robotic spacecraft|interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union.

1989-Prince Akihito -is sworn in as the emperor of Japan after the death of his father Hirohito

1990-The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa -is closed to the public for safety reasons.

1991- Roger Lafontant -former leader of the Tonton Macoute in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest.

1993-The History of Ghana#Recent events|Fourth Republic of Ghana -is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.

1993- Bosnian War -The Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina|Bosnian Army executes a Kravica attack (1993)|surprise attack on the village of Kravica in Srebrenica.

1999-The Senate trial in the Impeachment of Bill Clinton|impeachment -of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.

2005-The St Lawrence Lime -is blown over in high winds.

2010-Muslim gunmen in Egypt -Nag Hammadi massacre|open fire on a crowd of Copts|Coptic Christians, killing eight of them and one Muslim bystander.

2012-A hot air balloon -2012 Carterton hot air balloon crash|crashes near Carterton, New Zealand, killing all 11 people on board.

Famous Birthdays

1355- Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester -English politician, Lord High Constable of England (d. 1397)

1502- Pope Gregory XIII -(d. 1585)

1634- Adam Krieger -German composer (d. 1666)

1647- William Louis, Duke of Württemberg -(d. 1677)

1685- Jonas Alströmer -Swedish businessman (d. 1761)

1706- Johann Heinrich Zedler -German publisher (d. 1751)

1713- Giovanni Battista Locatelli -Italian director (d. 1785)

1718- Israel Putnam -American general (d. 1790)

1746- George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith -Scottish admiral (d. 1823)

1768- Joseph Bonaparte -Italian brother of Napoleon (d. 1844)

1786- John Catron -American jurist (d. 1865)

1796- Princess Charlotte of Wales -(d. 1817)

1800- Millard Fillmore -American politician, 13th President of the United States (d. 1874)

1827- Sandford Fleming -Scottish-Canadian engineer, created Universal Standard Time (d. 1915)

1831- Heinrich von Stephan -German postman, founded the Universal Postal Union (d. 1897)

1832- James Munro (Australian politician)|James Munro -Australian politician, 15th Premier of Victoria (d. 1908)

1834- Johann Philipp Reis -German physicist and inventor, invented the Reis telephone (d. 1874)

1837- Thomas Henry Ismay -English businessman, founded the White Star Line|White Star Line Shipping Company (d. 1899)

1844- Bernadette Soubirous -French nun and saint (d. 1879)

1845- Ludwig III of Bavaria -(d. 1921)

1858- Eliezer Ben-Yehuda -Belarusian lexicographer (d. 1922)

1860- Emanuil Manolov -Bulgarian composer (d. 1902)

1864- Seo Jae-pil -South Korean-American journalist and activist (d. 1951)

1870- Gordon Hewart, 1st Viscount Hewart -English judge and politician, 7th Lord Chief Justice of England (d. 1943)

1871- Émile Borel -French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)

1873- Charles Péguy -French poet (d. 1914)

1873- Adolph Zukor -Hungarian film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (d. 1976)

1875- Gustav Flatow -German gymnast (d. 1945)

1875- Thomas Hicks (athlete)|Thomas Hicks -American runner (d. 1963)

1876- William Hurlstone -English pianist and composer (d. 1906)

1879- John Bissinger -American gymnast (d. 1941)

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

1885- Edwin Swatek -American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1966)

1887- Oskar Luts -Estonian author and playwright (d. 1953)

1888- Vera de Bosset -Russian-American dancer (d. 1982)

1891- Zora Neale Hurston -American anthropologist and author (d. 1960)

1895- Hudson Fysh -Australian pilot and businessman, co-founded Qantas|Qantas Airways Limited (d. 1974)

1895- Clara Haskil -Romanian pianist (d. 1960)

1896- Arnold Ridley -English playwright and actor (d. 1984)

1899- Al Bowlly -Mozambican-English singer-songwriter (d. 1941)

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

1900- John Brownlee (baritone)|John Brownlee -Australian opera singer (d. 1969)

1900- Robert Le Vigan -French actor (d. 1972)

1903- Ioannis Despotopoulos -Greek architect (d. 1992)

1903- Alan Napier -English actor (d. 1988)

1906- Bobbi Trout -American pilot (d. 2003)

1907- Nicanor Zabaleta -Spanish harp player (d. 1993)

1908- Red Allen -American trumpet player (d. 1967)

1910- Orval Faubus -American politician, 36th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)

1911- Butterfly McQueen -American actress (d. 1995)

1912- Charles Addams -American cartoonist (d. 1988)

1912- Günter Wand -German conductor and composer (d. 2002)

1913- Johnny Mize -American baseball player (d. 1993)

1916- W. L. Jeyasingham -Sri Lankan geographer and academic (d. 1989)

1916- Paul Keres -Estonian chess player (d. 1975)

1917- Ulysses Kay -American composer (d. 1995)

1921- Chester Kallman -American poet (d. 1975)

1922- Alvin Dark -American baseball player and manager

1922- Vincent Gardenia -Italian-American actor (d. 1992)

1922- Eric Jupp -English-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2003)

1922- Jean-Pierre Rampal -French flute player (d. 2000)

1923- Hugh Kenner -Canadian scholar and critic (d. 2003)

1924- Geoffrey Bayldon -English actor

1924- Pablo Birger -Argentinian race car driver (d. 1966)

1924- Gene L. Coon -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1973)

1925- Gerald Durrell -Indian-English zookeeper, conservationist, and author, founded Durrell Wildlife Park (d. 1995)

1926- Kim Jong-pil -South Korean politician, 11th Prime Minister of South Korea

1928- William Peter Blatty -American author and screenwriter

1929- Robert Juniper -Australian painter and sculptor (d. 2012)

1929- Terry Moore (actress)|Terry Moore -American actress

1930- Jack Greene -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1931- Mirja Hietamies -Finnish skier (d. 2013)

1932- Joe Berinson -Australian politician

1933- Elliott Kastner -American-English film producer (d. 2010)

1934- Jean Corbeil -Canadian politician (d. 2002)

1934- Charles Jenkins Sr. -American sprinter

1934- Joseph Naso -American serial killer

1934- Tassos Papadopoulos -Cypriot politician, 5th President of Cyprus (d. 2008)

1935- Kenny Davern -American clarinet player (d. 2006)

1935- Tommy Johnson (tubist)|Tommy Johnson -American tuba player (d. 2006)

1935- Valeri Kubasov -Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2014)

1935- Ducky Schofield -American baseball player

1936- G. Robert Blakey -American lawyer

1936- Ben Cropp -Australian hunter and photographer

1936- Hunter Davies -Scottish author and journalist

1936- Ian La Frenais -English screenwriter

1938- Lou Graham -American golfer

1938- Roland Topor -French illustrator, painter, and actor (d. 1997)

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

1939- Tom Kiernan -Irish rugby player and coach

1940- Anton Norris -Barbadian high jumper

1941- Iona Brown -English violinist and conductor (d. 2004)

1941- Frederick D. Gregory -American astronaut

1941- Manfred Schellscheidt -German-American soccer player and coach

1941- John E. Walker -English chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1942- Vasily Alekseyev -Russian weightlifter (d. 2011)

1942- Jim Lefebvre -American baseball player and manager

1942- Danny Steinmann -American director and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1942- Danny Williams (singer)|Danny Williams -South African singer (d. 2005)

1943- Richard Armstrong (conductor)|Richard Armstrong -English conductor

1943- Sadako Sasaki -Japanese victim of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (d. 1955)

1944- Arne Scheie -Norwegian sportscaster

1944- Kotaro Suzumura -Japanese economist

1944- Tony Whitlam -Australian lawyer, judge, and politician

1945- Tony Conigliaro -American baseball player (d. 1990)

1945- Gilles Marotte -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)

1945- Dick Marty -Swiss politician

1945- Raila Odinga -Kenyan politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Kenya

1946- Michael Roizen -American anesthesiologist and author

1946- Jann Wenner -American publisher, co-founded ''Rolling Stone''

1946- Mike Wilds -English race car driver

1947- Shobhaa De -Indian journalist and author

1947- Tony Elliott (publisher)|Tony Elliott -English publisher

1947- Mohammad-Reza Lotfi -Iranian setar player (d. 2014)

1948- Kenny Loggins -American singer-songwriter (Loggins and Messina)

1948- Ichirou Mizuki -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (JAM Project)

1949- Marshall Chapman -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1949- Chavo Guerrero, Sr. -Mexican-American wrestler

1949- Anne Schedeen -American actress

1949- Steven Williams -American actor

1950- Juan Gabriel -Mexican singer-songwriter

1950- Erin Gray -American actress

1950- Ross Grimsley -American baseball player

1950- Malcolm Macdonald -English footballer

1951- Massimo Sigala -Italian race car driver

1951- Helen Worth -English actress

1951- John Belushi|Judith Belushi-Pisano -American actress, producer and writer

1952- Sammo Hung -Hong Kong actor

1953- Morris Titanic -Canadian ice hockey player

1954- Alan Butcher -English cricketer and coach

1954- Jodi Long -American actress

1954- José María Vitier -Cuban pianist and composer

1956- David Caruso -American actor and producer

1956- Mike Liut -Canadian ice hockey player

1956- Uwe Ochsenknecht -German actor and singer

1956- Kostas Petropoulos -Greek basketball player and coach

1957- Nicholson Baker -American author

1957- Katie Couric -American journalist and author

1957- Reena Roy -Indian actress

1957- Julian Solis -Puerto Rican boxer

1958- Donna Rice Hughes -American actress and activist

1958- Linda Kozlowski -American actress

1959- Jon Larsen -Norwegian guitarist and songwriter (Hot Club de Norvège)

1959- Ross Norman -New Zealand squash player

1959- Angela Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon -English politician

1959- Kathy Valentine -American bass player and songwriter (The Go-Go's)

1960- David Marciano -American actor

1960- Loretta Sanchez -American politician

1961- Supriya Pathak -Indian actress

1961- Andrew Thomson (Australian politician)|Andrew Thomson -Australian politician

1961- John Thune -American politician

1962- Aleksandr Dugin -Russian sociologist

1962- Hallie Todd -American actress, screenwriter, and producer

1963- Clint Mansell -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pop Will Eat Itself)

1963- Rand Paul -American politician

1964- Nicolas Cage -American actor, producer, and director

1965- Five for Fighting -American singer-songwriter

1966- Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy -American publicist (d. 1999)

1966- Corrie Sanders -South African boxer (d. 2012)

1966- Ehab Tawfik -Egyptian singer-songwriter

1967- Nick Clegg -English politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1967- Tim Donaghy -American basketball player and referee

1967- Guy Hebert -American ice hockey player

1967- Mark Lamarr -English radio and television host

1969- David Yost -American actor and producer

1970- Andy Burnham -English politician

1970- Todd Day -American basketball player

1970- Doug E. Doug -American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer

1970- Joao Ricardo -Angolan footballer

1971- C. W. Anderson -American wrestler

1971- David Longoria -American trumpet player, songwriter, and producer

1971- Jeremy Renner -American actor

1972- Donald Brashear -American ice hockey player

1973- Baiba Broka -Latvian actress

1973- Jonna Tervomaa -Finnish singer-songwriter

1974- Alenka Bikar -Slovenian sprinter

1974- Svetlana Metkina -Russian actress

1974- John Rich -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Big & Rich)

1975- Hossein Derakhshan -Iranian-Canadian blogger

1975- Shawn Phelan -American actor (d. 1998)

1976- Éric Gagné -Canadian baseball player

1976- Tomas Ražanauskas -Lithuanian footballer

1976- Alfonso Soriano -Dominican baseball player

1976- Kierston Wareing -English actress

1976- Harish Raghavendra -Indian playback singer

1977- Michelle Behennah -Singaporean-English model

1977- Dustin Diamond -American actor

1977- John Gidding -American architect and television host

1977- Sofi Oksanen -Finnish author

1977- Marco Storari -Italian footballer

1978- Jean Charles de Menezes -Brazilian shooting victim (d. 2005)

1978- Kevin Mench -American baseball player

1978- Emilio Palma -Argentinian citizen, first person to be born on Antarctica

1979- Bipasha Basu -Indian model and actress

1979- Ricardo Maurício -Brazilian race car driver

1979- Mariangel Ruiz -Venezuelan actress and model

1980- Campbell Johnstone -New Zealand rugby player

1980- Zöe Salmon -Irish model and television host, Miss Northern Ireland|Miss Northern Ireland 1999

1981- Alex Auld -Canadian ice hockey player

1981- Marquis Daniels -American basketball player

1981- Jinxx -American guitarist (Black Veil Brides, The Dreaming (US band)|The Dreaming, and Amen (band)|Amen)

1982- Francisco Rodríguez (baseball, born 1982)|Francisco Rodríguez -Venezuelan baseball player

1982- Hannah Stockbauer -German swimmer

1982- Priit Viks -Estonian biathlete

1982- Ianina Zanazzi -Argentinian race car driver

1983- Edwin Encarnación -Dominican baseball player

1983- Natalie Gulbis -American golfer

1983- Liesbeth Mouha -Belgian volleyball player

1983- Robert Ri'chard -American actor

1984- Diego Balbinot -Italian footballer

1984- Jon Lester -American baseball player

1984- Antonino Saviano -Italian footballer

1985- Austin Brown -American singer-songwriter

1985- Lewis Hamilton -English race car driver

1985- Wayne Routledge -English footballer

1986- Grant Leadbitter -English footballer

1987- Stefan Babović -Serbian footballer

1987- Lyndsy Fonseca -American actress

1987- Jimmy Smith (footballer born 1987)|Jimmy Smith -English footballer

1988- Haley Bennett -American actress and singer

1988- Sergei Mošnikov -Estonian footballer

1988- Scott Pendlebury -Australian footballer

1988- Robert Sheehan -Irish actor

1989- Emiliano Insúa -Argentinian footballer

1990- Liam Aiken -American actor

1990- Elene Gedevanishvili -Georgian figure skater

1990- Camryn Grimes -American actress

1990- Gregor Schlierenzauer -Austrian ski jumper

1991- Eden Hazard -Belgian footballer

1991- Max Morrow -Canadian actor

1993- Varunya Wongteanchai -Thai tennis player

1997- Ayumi Ishida (Morning Musume member)|Ayumi Ishida -Japanese singer (Morning Musume and Dorothy Little Happy)

History of Deaths

312- Lucian of Antioch -Turkish martyr, saint, and theologian (b. 240)

672- Emperor Tenji|Tenji -Japanese emperor (b. 626)

1285- Charles I of Naples -(b. 1226)

1325- Denis of Portugal -(b. 1261)

1400- Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey -English politician (b. 1374)

1451- Antipope Felix V -(b. 1383)

1536- Catherine of Aragon -(b. 1485)

1566- Louis de Blois -Flemish monk (b. 1506)

1619- Nicholas Hilliard -English painter (b. 1547)

1625- Ruggiero Giovannelli -Italian composer (b. 1560)

1655- Pope Innocent X -(b. 1574)

1658- Theophilus Eaton -American farmer and politician (b. 1590)

1694- Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield -English general (b. 1618)

1700- Raffaello Fabretti -Italian scholar and author (b. 1618)

1715- François Fénelon -French archbishop, theologian, and poet (b. 1651)

1758- Allan Ramsay (1686-1758)|Allan Ramsay -Scottish poet (b. 1686)

1767- Thomas Clap -American academic (b. 1703)

1770- Carl Gustaf Tessin -Swedish politician (b. 1695)

1783- William Tans'ur -English composer (b. 1700)

1786- Jean-Étienne Guettard -French physician and mineralogist (b. 1715)

1812- Joseph Dennie -American journalist and author (b. 1768)

1830- John Thomas Campbell -Australian public servant and politician (b. 1770)

1830- Thomas Lawrence (painter)|Thomas Lawrence -English painter (b. 1769)

1864- Caleb Blood Smith -American journalist and politician, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (b. 1808)

1876- Juste Olivier -Swiss poet (b. 1807)

1878- François-Vincent Raspail -French chemist (b. 1794)

1892- Tewfik Pasha -Egyptian politician (b. 1852)

1893- Joseph Stefan|Jožef Stefan -Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)

1904- Emmanuel Rhoides -Greek journalist and author (b. 1836)

1913- Jack Boyle -American baseball player (b. 1866)

1919- Henry Ware Eliot -American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Washington University in St. Louis (b. 1843)

1920- Edmund Barton -Australian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)

1927- Nikolaos Kalogeropoulos -Greek politician, 99th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1851)

1931- Edward Channing -American historian and author (b. 1856)

1932- André Maginot -French soldier and politician (b. 1877)

1936- Guy d'Hardelot -French pianist and composer (b. 1858)

1941- Charles Finger -British author (b. 1869)

1942- Alfred Asikainen -Finnish wrestler (b. 1888)

1943- Nikola Tesla -Serbian-American physicist and engineer (b. 1856)

1944- Lou Henry Hoover -American wife of Herbert Hoover, 33rd First Lady of the United States (b. 1874)

1944- Napoleon Lapathiotis -Greek poet (b. 1888)

1946- Adamo Didur -Polish opera singer (b. 1874)

1951- René Guénon -French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)

1953- Osa Johnson -American explorer (b. 1894)

1958- Jalmari Eskola -Finnish runner (b. 1886)

1960- Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers -English tennis player (b. 1878)

1963- Arthur Edward Moore -Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)

1964- Cyril Davies -English singer and harmonica player (Blues Incorporated) (b. 1932)

1964- Reg Parnell -English race car driver and manager (b. 1911)

1966- Allan Chapman (politician)|Allan Chapman -Scottish politician (b. 1897)

1967- David Goodis -American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)

1967- Carl Schuricht -German conductor (b. 1880)

1968- J.L.B. Smith -South African chemist (b. 1897)

1968- Gholamreza Takhti -Iranian wrestler (b. 1930)

1972- John Berryman -American poet (b. 1914)

1972- Eftichia Papagianopoulos -Greek songwriter (b. 1893)

1980- Larry Williams -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1935)

1981- Alvar Lidell -English journalist (b. 1908)

1981- Eric Robinson (Australian politician)|Eric Robinson -Australian politician (b. 1926)

1983- Eliza Amy Hodgson -New Zealand botanist (b. 1888)

1984- Alfred Kastler -French physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

1985- Mary Hardy (comedian)|Mary Hardy -Australian comedian and actor (b. 1931)

1986- P. D. Eastman -American author and illustrator (b. 1909)

1986- Juan Rulfo -Mexican author (b. 1917)

1988- Michel Auclair -French actor (b. 1922)

1988- Trevor Howard -English actor (b. 1913)

1989- Hirohito -Japanese emperor (b. 1901)

1990- Bronko Nagurski -American football player (b. 1908)

1990- Horace Stoneham -American businessman (b. 1903)

1992- Richard Hunt (puppeteer)|Richard Hunt -American puppeteer and voice actor (b. 1951)

1994- Llewellyn Rees -English actor (b. 1901)

1995- Murray Rothbard -American economist (b. 1926)

1996- Károly Grósz -Hungarian politician (b. 1930)

1996- Tarō Okamoto -Japanese painter and sculptor (b. 1911)

1998- Owen Bradley -American record producer (b. 1915)

1998- Vladimir Prelog -Croatian chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

2000- Gary Albright -American wrestler (b. 1963)

2001- James Carr (musician)|James Carr -American singer (b. 1942)

2002- Jon Lee (drummer)|Jon Lee -English drummer (Feeder, The Darling Buds, and Raindancer) (b. 1968)

2002- Avery Schreiber -American actor (b. 1935)

2004- Ingrid Thulin -Swedish actress (b. 1926)

2005- Pierre Daninos -French author (b. 1913)

2005- Eileen Desmond -Irish politician (b. 1932)

2006- Heinrich Harrer -Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912)

2007- Bobby Hamilton -American race car driver (b. 1957)

2007- Magnus Magnusson -Icelandic-Scottish journalist (b. 1929)

2008- Alwyn Schlebusch -South African politician, Vice State President of South Africa (b. 1917)

2011- Derek Gardner (motorsport)|Derek Gardner -English engineer (b. 1931)

2012- Ibrahim Aslan -Egyptian journalist and author (b. 1935)

2012- Tony Blankley -English-American journalist and actor (b. 1948)

2012- Milburn E. Calhoun -American physician, philanthropist, and publisher (b. 1930)

2012- George Livingston -American politician (b. 1933)

2012- Hideaki Nitani -Japanese actor (b. 1930)

2012- Herbert Wilf -American mathematician and academic (b. 1931)

2013- Carl Berner (supercentenarian)|Carl Berner -German-American super-centenarian (b. 1902)

2013- Larry Clapp -American lawyer and politician (b. 1946)

2013- Jim Cosman -American baseball player (b. 1943)

2013- Richard Ben Cramer -American journalist and author (b. 1950)

2013- David R. Ellis -American director, actor, and stuntman (b. 1952)

2013- Huell Howser -American television host (b. 1945)

2013- Ada Louise Huxtable -American curator and critic (b. 1921)

2013- Jiřina Jirásková -Czech actress (b. 1931)

2013- Louise Laurin -Canadian educator and activist (b. 1935)

2013- Harvey Shapiro (poet)|Harvey Shapiro -American poet and journalist (b. 1924)

2013- Fred L. Turner -American businessman (b. 1933)

2014- Ivan Ladislav Galeta -Croatian director and cinematographer (b. 1947)

2014- Paul Goggins -English politician (b. 1953)

2014- Sunshine Forever -American race horse (b. 1985)

2014- Thomas V. Jones -American businessman (b. 1920)

2014- Run Run Shaw -Chinese-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist, founded Shaw Brothers Studio and TVB (b. 1907)

2014- Roy Warhurst -English footballer (b. 1926)