This Day in History

Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.

Events History

927- Æthelstan -List of English monarchs|King of England, secures a pledge from Constantine II of Scotland|Constantine II of Scotland that the latter will not ally with Viking kings, beginning the process of unifying Great Britain. This is considered the closest thing that England has to a foundation date.

1191- Third Crusade -Saladin's garrison surrenders to Philip II of France|Philip Augustus, ending the two-year siege of Acre (1189–1191)|siege of Acre.

1470-The Ottoman Empire|Ottomans -capture Euboea.

1493- Hartmann Schedel -s ''Nuremberg Chronicle'', one of the best-documented early printed books, is published.

1527- Cung Hoàng -ceded the throne to Mạc Đăng Dung, ending the Lê Dynasty and starting the Mạc Dynasty.

1543-King Henry VIII of England -marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.

1561- Saint Basil's Cathedral -in Moscow is consecrated.

1562-Fray Diego de Landa -acting Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Yucatán|Bishop of Yucatán, burns the sacred books of the Maya civilization|Maya.

1580-The Ostrog Bible -one of the early printed Bibles in a Slavic languages|Slavic language, is published.

1690- Battle of the Boyne -(Gregorian calendar)

1691- Battle of Aughrim -(Julian calendar)

1776-Captain James Cook -begins his Third voyage of James Cook|third voyage.

1789-French revolutionary and radical journalist Camille Desmoulins -gave a speech in response to the dismissal of Jacques Necker France's finance minister the day before. The speech calls the citizens to arms and leads to the Storming of the Bastille two days later.

1790-The Civil Constitution of the Clergy -is passed in France by the National Constituent Assembly.

1799- Ranjit Singh -conquers Lahore and becomes Maharaja of the Punjab (Sikh Empire).

1801- French Revolutionary Wars -British Royal Navy ships inflict heavy damage against Spanish and French ships in the Second Battle of Algeciras.

1804-Former United States Secretary of the Treasury -Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a Burr–Hamilton duel|duel.

1806-Sixteen Germany|German -Imperial State|imperial states leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.

1806- Liechtenstein -is given full sovereignty after its accession to the Confederation of the Rhine.

1812- War of 1812 -The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario.

1862-The Medal of Honor -is authorized by the United States Congress.

1879-The National Guards Unit of Bulgaria -is founded.

1913- Second Balkan War -Kingdom of Serbia|Serbian forces begin their Siege of Vidin (1913)|siege of the Kingdom of Bulgaria|Bulgarian city of Vidin; the siege is later called off when the war ends.

1917-The Bisbee Deportation -occurs as vigilantes kidnapping|kidnap and deportation|deport nearly 1,300 strike action|striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.

1918-The Imperial Japanese Navy -battleship ''Japanese battleship Kawachi|Kawachi'' blows up at Yamaguchi Prefecture|Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.

1920-The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty -is signed. Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic|Soviet Russia recognizes independent Lithuania.

1932- Hedley Verity -takes a cricket Hedley Verity#World record|world record ten wickets for ten runs in a County Championship|county match for Yorkshire County Cricket Club|Yorkshire.

1943- World War II -Battle of Prokhorovka

1948- 1948 Arab–Israeli War|Arab–Israeli War -Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the 1948 Palestinian exodus from Lydda and Ramle|expulsion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.

1960- Orlyonok -the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic|Russian SFSR, is founded.

1961- Pune -floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla Dam|Khadakwasla and Panshet Dam|Panshet dams. Half of Pune is submerged, more than 100,000 families need to be relocated and the death toll exceeds 2,000.

1962- The Rolling Stones -perform their first concert, at the Marquee Club in London|London, England, United Kingdom.

1963-Pauline Reade, who was 16-years-old, disappears on her way to a dance at the British Railways Club in Gorton -England, the first victim in the Moors murders.

1967-The 1967 Newark riots|Newark riots -begin in Newark, New Jersey.

1970-A fire consumes the wooden home of Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt -and irretrievably destroys about 90 percent of his output.

1971-The Australian Aboriginal Flag -is flown for the first time.

1973-A National Personnel Records Center fire|fire -destroys the entire sixth floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.

1975- São Tomé and Príncipe -declare independence from Portugal.

1979-The island nation of Kiribati -becomes independent from United Kingdom.

1989- Lotte World -Adventure opened in Seoul, South Korea.

2006- Hezbollah -initiates 2006 Lebanon War|Operation True Promise.

2007- United States Army|U.S. Army -Boeing AH-64 Apache|Apache helicopters perform July 12, 2007 Baghdad airstrike|airstrikes in Baghdad, Iraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.

2012-The Turaymisah killings|Turaymisah massacre -kills 250 people during a Syrian military operation in a village within the Hama Governorate.

Famous Birthdays

100 BC- Julius Caesar -Roman general (d. 44 BC)

1394- Ashikaga Yoshinori -Japanese shogun (d. 1441)

1468- Juan del Encina -Spanish poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1530)

1596- Michael I of Russia -(d. 1645)

1675- Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1742)

1730- Josiah Wedgwood -English potter, founded the Wedgwood|Wedgwood Company (d. 1795)

1803- Peter Chanel -French priest and saint (d. 1841)

1807- Thomas Hawksley -English engineer and academic (d. 1893)

1813- Claude Bernard -French physiologist and academic (d. 1878)

1817- Henry David Thoreau -American philosopher and author (d. 1862)

1824- Eugène Boudin -French painter (d. 1898)

1828- Nikolay Chernyshevsky -Russian philosopher and critic (d. 1889)

1849- William Osler -Canadian physician and author (d. 1919)

1850- Otto Schoetensack -German anthropologist and academic (d. 1912)

1852- Hipólito Yrigoyen -Argentinian politician, 19th President of Argentina (d. 1933)

1854- George Eastman -American businessman, founded Eastman Kodak (d. 1933)

1855- Ned Hanlan -Canadian rower (d. 1908)

1861- Anton Arensky -Russian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1906)

1863- Albert Calmette -French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist (d. 1933)

1863- Paul Drude -German physicist and academic (d. 1906)

1868- Stefan George -German poet (d. 1933)

1868- Karl Röderer -Swiss target shooter (d. 1928)

1870- Louis II, Prince of Monaco -(d. 1949)

1872- Emil Hácha -Czech lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1945)

1876- Max Jacob -French poet, painter, and critic (d. 1944)

1878- Peeter Põld -Estonian scientist and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1930)

1880- Tod Browning -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1962)

1884- Louis B. Mayer -Belarusian-American film producer (d. 1957)

1884- Amedeo Modigliani -Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1920)

1886- Jean Hersholt -Danish-American actor and director (d. 1956)

1892- Bruno Schulz -Ukrainian-Polish author and painter (d. 1942)

1895- Kirsten Flagstad -Norwegian soprano (d. 1962)

1895- Buckminster Fuller -American architect, engineer, and author, designed the Montreal Biosphère (d. 1983)

1895- Oscar Hammerstein II -American director, producer, and composer (d. 1960)

1900- Chhabi Biswas -Indian actor and director (d. 1962)

1902- Günther Anders -German philosopher and journalist (d. 1992)

1904- Pablo Neruda -Chilean poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

1906- Pietro Tordi -Italian actor (d. 1990)

1908- Milton Berle -American comedian, actor, and singer (d. 2002)

1908- Alain Cuny -French actor (d. 1994)

1908- Paul Runyan -American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2002)

1909- Joe DeRita -American actor (d. 1993)

1909- Fritz Leonhardt -German engineer, designed Fernsehturm Stuttgart (d. 1999)

1909- Herbert Zim -American naturalist, author, and educator (d. 1994)

1911- Evald Mikson -Estonian footballer (d. 1993)

1913- Willis Lamb -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)

1914- Mohammad Moin -Iranian linguist and lexicographer (d. 1971)

1916- Robert E. Gilka -American photographer and journalist (d. 2013)

1916- Lyudmila Pavlichenko -Ukrainian-Russian soldier and sniper (d. 1974)

1917- Andrew Wyeth -American painter (d. 2009)

1918- Mary Glen-Haig -English fencer

1919- Lenny Mancini -American boxer (d. 2003)

1919- George Weissman -American businessman (d. 2009)

1920- Keith Andes -American actor and singer (d. 2005)

1920- Pierre Berton -Canadian journalist and author (d. 2004)

1920- Randolph Quirk -Manx linguist and academic

1920- Beah Richards -American actress and playwright (d. 2000)

1921- Bram Bogart -Dutch born Belgian painter (d. 2012)

1921- Bob Fillion -Canadian ice hockey player

1922- Mark Hatfield -American soldier and politician, 29th Governor of Oregon (d. 2011)

1923- René Favaloro -Argentine surgeon and cardiologist (d. 2000)

1924- Fedon Matheou -Greek basketball player and coach (d. 2011)

1925- Albert Lance -Australian-French tenor (d. 2013)

1925- Roger Smith (executive)|Roger Smith -American businessman (d. 2007)

1927- Françoys Bernier -Canadian pianist, conductor, and educator (d. 1993)

1927- Conte Candoli -American trumpet player (d. 2001)

1927- Jack Harshman -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1927- Harley Hotchkiss -Canadian businessman (d. 2011)

1927- Frank Windsor -English actor

1928- Alastair Burnet -English journalist (d. 2012)

1928- Elias James Corey -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1928- Imero Fiorentino -American lighting designer (d. 2013)

1928- Jo Myong-rok -North Korean marshal (d. 2010)

1928- Pixie Williams -New Zealand singer (d. 2013)

1930- Alberto Lionello -Italian actor (d. 1994)

1930- Gordon Pinsent -Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

1930- Irene Sutcliffe -English actress

1931- Eric Ives -English historian and academic (d. 2012)

1931- Geeto Mongol -Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2013)

1932- Otis Davis -American sprinter

1932- Monte Hellman -American director, producer, and editor

1933- Victor Poor -American engineer, developed the Datapoint 2200 (d. 2012)

1933- Donald E. Westlake -American author and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1934- Van Cliburn -American pianist (d. 2013)

1935- Roy Barraclough -English actor

1936- Meta Ramsay, Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale -Scottish intelligence officer and politician

1937- Bill Cosby -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1937- Mickey Edwards -American lawyer and politician

1937- Lionel Jospin -French politician, 165th Prime Minister of France

1937- Michel Louvain -Canadian singer

1937- Robert McFarlane -American colonel and diplomat, 13th United States National Security Advisor

1937- Guy Woolfenden -English composer and conductor

1938- Jaishankar -Indian actor (d. 2000)

1938- Ron Fairly -American baseball player and sportscaster

1938- Wieger Mensonides -Dutch swimmer

1939- Phillip Adams -Australian journalist

1941- Benny Parsons -American race car driver (d. 2007)

1941- Joseph Whipp -American actor

1942- Roy Palmer (cricketer)|Roy Palmer -English cricketer and umpire

1942- Billy Smith (rugby league)|Billy Smith -Australian rugby player

1942- Tam White -Scottish singer and actor (d. 2010)

1943- Jean-Pierre Kingsley -Canadian civil servant

1943- Christine McVie -English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Fleetwood Mac and Chicken Shack)

1943- Walter Murch -American film editor and sound designer

1943- Paul Silas -American basketball player and coach

1944- Simon Blackburn -English philosopher and academic

1944- Delia Ephron -American author, playwright, and screenwriter

1944- Kent Finell -Swedish radio host (d. 2013)

1944- Denise Nicholas -American actress, screenwriter, and activist

1945- Leopoldo Mastelloni -Italian actor, singer, and director

1946- Gareth Edwards -Welsh rugby player and sportscaster

1947- Robert Fisk -English journalist and historian

1947- Wilko Johnson -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Dr. Feelgood (band)|Dr Feelgood and The Blockheads)

1947- Richard C. McCarty -American psychologist and academic

1948- Susan Blu -American voice actress and director

1948- Ben Burtt -American director, screenwriter, and sound designer

1948- Walter Egan -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1948- Richard Simmons -American fitness trainer and actor

1948- Jay Thomas -American actor

1949- Simon Fox -English drummer (Be-Bop Deluxe and The Pretty Things)

1949- Rick Hendrick -American businessman, founded Hendrick Motorsports

1950- Eric Carr -American drummer and songwriter (Kiss (band)|Kiss) (d. 1991)

1950- Gilles Meloche -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1951- Joan Bauer (novelist)|Joan Bauer -American author

1951- Brian Grazer -American screenwriter and producer, founded Imagine Entertainment

1951- Cheryl Ladd -American actress and singer

1951- Piotr Pustelnik -Polish mountaineer

1951- Sylvia Sass -Hungarian soprano

1951- Jamey Sheridan -American actor and producer

1952- Voja Antonić -Serbian computer scientist and journalist, designed the Galaksija (computer)|Galaksija computer

1952- Irina Bokova -Bulgarian politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bulgaria)|Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs

1952- Philip Taylor Kramer -American bass player (Iron Butterfly) (d. 1995)

1952- Liz Mitchell -Jamaican singer (Boney M.)

1953- John Ausonius -Swedish murderer

1954- Eric Adams (musician)|Eric Adams -American singer-songwriter (Manowar)

1954- Robert Carl -American pianist and composer

1954- Wolfgang Dremmler -German footballer and coach

1954- Sulakshana Pandit -Indian actress and singer

1955- Timothy Garton Ash -English historian and author

1955- Jimmy LaFave -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1955- Bambi Woods -American porn actress

1956- Tony Galvin -English footballer

1956- Mel Harris -American actress

1956- Sandi Patty -American singer

1956- Mario Soto (baseball)|Mario Soto -Dominican baseball player

1957- Rick Husband -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)

1957- Dave Semenko -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1957- Taso N. Stavrakis -American actor and stuntman

1958- J. D. Hayworth -American radio host and politician

1958- Tonya Lee Williams -English-Canadian actress and producer

1959- David Brown (meteorologist)|David Brown -Australian meteorologist

1959- Charlie Murphy -American actor and screenwriter

1959- Karl J. Friston -English psychiatrist and neuroscientist

1960- Corynne Charby -French model, actress, and singer

1961- Heikko Glöde -German footballer and manager

1962- Julio César Chávez, Sr. -Mexican boxer

1962- Dan Murphy (musician)|Dan Murphy -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Soul Asylum and Golden Smog)

1962- Joanna Shields -American-English businesswoman

1962- Dean Wilkins -English footballer and manager

1962- Katie Puckrik -American television presenter and newspaper columnist

1964- Tim Gane -English guitarist (Stereolab and McCarthy (band)|McCarthy)

1964- Gaby Roslin -English television host and actress

1965- Sanjay Manjrekar -Indian cricketer and sportscaster

1965- Robin Wilson (musician)|Robin Wilson -American singer and guitarist (Gin Blossoms and Gas Giants (band)|Gas Giants)

1966- Taiji (musician)|Taiji -Japanese bass player and songwriter (Loudness (band)|Loudness and X Japan) (d. 2011)

1966- Jeff Bucknum -American race car driver

1966- Annabel Croft -English tennis player and sportscaster

1966- Tamsin Greig -English actress

1966- Ana Torrent -Spanish actress

1966- Misato Watanabe -Japanese singer

1967- Richard Herring -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1967- George Freeman (politician)|George Freeman -English politician

1967- John Petrucci -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, and Explorers Club (band)|Explorers Club)

1967- Bruny Surin -Canadian sprinter

1968- Catherine Plewinski -French swimmer

1968- Lady Saw -Jamaican singer

1969- Lisa Nicole Carson -American actress

1969- Chantal Jouanno -French politician

1969- Alan Mullally -England cricketer

1969- Anne-Sophie Pic -French chef

1969- Jesse Pintado -Mexican-American guitarist (Napalm Death, Terrorizer, and Lock Up (UK band)|Lock Up) (d. 2006)

1970- Aure Atika -Portuguese-French actress

1970- Lee Byung-hun -South Korean actor

1970- Juba Kalamka -American rapper (Deep Dickollective)

1971- Andriy Kovalenco -Ukrainian-Spanish rugby player

1971- Loni Love -American comedian, actress, and author

1971- Kristi Yamaguchi -American figure skater

1972- Travis Best -American basketball player

1972- Brett Reed -American drummer (Rancid (band)|Rancid and Devils Brigade)

1972- Jake Wood -English actor

1973- Christian Vieri -Italian footballer

1974- Sharon den Adel -Dutch singer-songwriter (Within Temptation)

1974- Stelios Giannakopoulos -Greek footballer and manager

1974- Gregory Helms -American wrestler

1975- Cheyenne Jackson -American actor and singer

1975- Kai Greene -American bodybuilder

1976- Dan Boyle (ice hockey)|Dan Boyle -Canadian ice hockey player

1976- Anna Friel -English actress

1976- Tracie Spencer -American singer-songwriter and actress

1977- Neil Harris (footballer, born 1977)|Neil Harris -English footballer and manager

1977- Steve Howey (actor)|Steve Howey -American actor

1977- Brock Lesnar -American mixed martial artist and wrestler

1977- Francesca Lubiani -Italian tennis player

1978- Claire Chitham -New Zealand actress

1978- Topher Grace -American actor and screenwriter

1978- Michelle Rodriguez -American actress

1979- Nikos Barlos -Greek basketball player

1980- Irina Embrich -Estonian fencer

1980- Johanna Klum -German singer

1980- Katherine Legge -English race car driver

1980- Tom Price (actor)|Tom Price -Welsh actor

1981- Adrienne Camp -South African singer-songwriter (The Benjamin Gate)

1981- Pradeepan Raveendran -Sri Lankan director, producer, and screenwriter

1982- Antonio Cassano -Italian footballer

1982- Tara Kirk -American swimmer

1983- Megumi Kawamura -Japanese volleyball player

1984- Gareth Gates -English singer-songwriter and actor (5th Story)

1984- El Generico -Canadian wrestler

1984- Jonathan Lewis (American football)|Jonathan Lewis -American football player

1984- Natalie Martinez -American actress

1984- Michael McGovern -Irish footballer

1984- Yoshino Nanjō -Japanese voice actress and singer (fripSide)

1985- Paulo Vitor Barreto -Brazilian footballer

1985- Gianluca Curci -Italian footballer

1985- Luiz Ejlli -Albanian singer

1985- Kevin Lacombe -Canadian cyclist

1985- Natasha Poly -Russian model

1986- Didier Digard -French footballer

1986- Hannaliis Jaadla -Estonian footballer

1986- JP Pietersen -South African rugby player

1988- LeSean McCoy -American football player

1988- Melissa O'Neil -Canadian singer and actress

1988- Inbee Park -South Korean golfer

1988- Risa Taneda -Japanese voice actress

1989- Nick Palmieri -American ice hockey player

1989- Phoebe Tonkin -Australian actress and model

1990- Bebé -Portuguese footballer

1991- Erik Per Sullivan -American actor

1991- Dexter Roberts -American singer

1991- James Rodríguez -Colombian footballer

1992- Eoghan Quigg -Irish singer and actor

1995- Luke Shaw -English footballer

1995- Jordyn Wieber -American gymnast

1996- Jordan Romero -American mountaineer

1997- Malala Yousafzai -Pakistani activist, Nobel Prize in Peace|Nobel Prize laureate

History of Deaths

783- Bertrada of Laon -(b. 720)

1067- John Komnenos (Domestic of the Schools)|John Komnenos -Byzantine general (b. ca. 1015)

1441- Ashikaga Yoshinori -Japanese shogun (b. 1394)

1536- Desiderius Erasmus -Dutch priest and philosopher (b. 1466)

1584- Steven Borough -English navigator and explorer (b. 1525)

1645- Michael I of Russia -(b. 1596)

1664- Stefano della Bella -Italian illustrator and engraver (b. 1610)

1682- Jean Picard -French astronomer (b. 1620)

1693- John Ashby (Royal Navy officer)|John Ashby -English admiral (b. 1640)

1712- Richard Cromwell -English academic and politician (b. 1626)

1742- Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco -Italian violinist and composer (b. 1675)

1749- Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois -French navy officer and politician, Governor General of New France (b. 1671)

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

1804- Alexander Hamilton -American general, economist, and politician, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1755)

1845- Henrik Wergeland -Norwegian linguist, poet, and playwright (b. 1808)

1849- Dolley Madison -American wife of James Madison, 4th First Lady of the United States (b. 1768)

1870- John A. Dahlgren -American admiral (b. 1809)

1892- Alexander Cartwright -American firefighter, invented baseball (b. 1820)

1910- Charles Rolls -English engineer and businessman, co-founded Rolls-Royce Limited (b. 1887)

1918- Dragutin Lerman -Croatian explorer (b. 1864)

1926- Gertrude Bell -English archaeologist and spy (b. 1868)

1931- Nathan Söderblom -Swedish archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)

1934- Ole Evinrude -Norwegian-American inventor and businessman, invented the outboard motor (b. 1877)

1935- Alfred Dreyfus -French colonel (b. 1859)

1944- Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. -American general and politician, Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1887)

1945- Boris Galerkin -Russian mathematician and engineer (b. 1871)

1945- Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen -German field marshal (b. 1895)

1946- Ray Stannard Baker -American journalist and author (b. 1870)

1947- Jimmie Lunceford -American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)

1949- Douglas Hyde -Irish scholar and politician, 1st President of Ireland (b. 1860)

1950- Elsie de Wolfe -American actress, author, and interior decorator (b. 1865)

1960- Buddy Adler -American film producer (b. 1909)

1961- Mazo de la Roche -Canadian author and playwright (b. 1879)

1962- Roger Wolfe Kahn -American composer and bandleader (b. 1907)

1965- Christfried Burmeister -Estonian speed skater (b. 1898)

1966- D. T. Suzuki -Japanese philosopher and author (b. 1870)

1969- Henry George Lamond -Australian farmer and author (b. 1885)

1971- Yvon Robert -Canadian wrestler (b. 1914)

1973- Lon Chaney, Jr. -American actor (b. 1906)

1975- James Ormsbee Chapin -American painter and illustrator (b. 1887)

1979- Minnie Riperton -American singer-songwriter (b. 1947)

1982- Kenneth More -English actor and singer (b. 1914)

1983- Chris Wood (rock musician)|Chris Wood -English saxophonist (Traffic (band)|Traffic and Ginger Baker's Air Force) (b. 1944)

1990- João Saldanha -Brazilian footballer, manager, and journalist (b. 1917)

1992- Caroline Pafford Miller -American journalist and author (b. 1903)

1993- Dan Eldon -English photographer and journalist (b. 1970)

1996- John Chancellor -American journalist (b. 1927)

1996- Jonathan Melvoin -American keyboard player (The Smashing Pumpkins) (b. 1961)

1997- François Furet -French historian and author (b. 1927)

1998- Jimmy Driftwood -American singer-songwriter and banjo player (b. 1907)

1998- Arkady Ostashev -Russian engineer (b. 1925)

1998- Serge Lemoyne -Canadian painter (b. 1941)

1999- Rajendra Kumar -Pakistani-Indian actor and producer (b. 1929)

1999- Bill Owen (actor)|Bill Owen -English actor (b. 1914)

2000- Charles Merritt -Canadian colonel and politician, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1908)

2001- Fred Marcellino -American illustrator (b. 1939)

2003- Benny Carter -American trumpet player, saxophonist, and composer (b. 1907)

2003- Mark Lovell -English race car driver (b. 1960)

2004- Jeff Morris (actor)|Jeff Morris -American actor (b. 1934)

2004- Betty Oliphant -English-Canadian ballerina, co-founded the National Ballet School of Canada (b. 1918)

2005- John King, Baron King of Wartnaby -English businessman (b. 1917)

2007- Robert Burås -Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (My Midnight Creeps and Madrugada (band)|Madrugada) (b. 1975)

2007- Mr. Butch -American guitarist (b. 1951)

2007- Stan Zemanek -Australian radio host (b. 1947)

2008- Bobby Murcer -American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1946)

2008- Tony Snow -American journalist, 26th White House Press Secretary (b. 1955)

2010- Olga Guillot -Cuban-American singer (b. 1922)

2010- James P. Hogan (writer)|James P. Hogan -English-American author (b. 1941)

2010- Paulo Moura -Brazilian clarinet player and saxophonist (b. 1932)

2010- Pius Njawé -Cameroonian journalist (b. 1957)

2010- Harvey Pekar -American author and critic (b. 1939)

2011- Sherwood Schwartz -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1916)

2012- Alimuddin (cricketer)|Alimuddin -Pakistani cricketer (b. 1930)

2012- Eddy Brown -English footballer and manager (b. 1926)

2012- Else Holmelund Minarik -Danish-American author and illustrator (b. 1920)

2012- Roger Payne (mountaineer)|Roger Payne -English mountaineer (b. 1956)

2012- Hamid Samandarian -Iranian director (b. 1931)

2012- Dara Singh -Indian wrestler and actor (b. 1928)

2012- George C. Stoney -American director and producer (b. 1916)

2012- Ginny Tyler -American voice actress and singer (b. 1925)

2013- Pran (actor)|Pran -Indian actor (b. 1920)

2013- Amar Bose -American businessman, founded the Bose Corporation (b. 1929)

2013- Ray Butt -English director and producer (b. 1935)

2013- Takako Takahashi -Japanese author (b. 1932)

2013- Alan Whicker -Egyptian-English journalist (b. 1925)

2014- Jamil Ahmad (writer)|Jamil Ahmad -Pakistani author (b. 1931)

2014- Nestor Basterretxea -Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1924)

2014- Emil Bobu -Romanian politician (b. 1927)

2014- Alfred de Grazia -American political scientist and author (b. 1919)

2014- Kenneth J. Gray -American soldier and politician (b. 1924)

2014- Valeriya Novodvorskaya -Russian journalist and politician (b. 1950)

2014- Peter Sainsbury -English cricketer (b. 1934)