This Day in History

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

Events History

756- An Lushan Rebellion -Emperor Xuanzong of Tang|Emperor Xuanzong flees the capital Chang'an as An Lushan's forces advance toward the city.

1223- Louis VIII of France|Louis VIII -becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II of France.

1769-An Portola expedition|expedition -led by Gaspar de Portolà establishes a base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).

1771-Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua -in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra.

1789- French Revolution -Citizens of Paris Storming of the Bastille|storm the Bastille.

1789- Alexander Mackenzie (explorer)|Alexander Mackenzie -finally completes his journey to the mouth of the great river he hoped would take him to the Pacific, but which turns out to flow into the Arctic Ocean. Later named after him, the Mackenzie River|Mackenzie is the second-longest river system in North America.

1790-French Revolution: Citizens of Paris -celebrate the unity of the French people and the national reconciliation in the Fête de la Fédération.

1791-The Priestley Riots -drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.

1798-The Alien and Sedition Acts|Sedition Act -becomes United States law|law in the United States making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the Federal government of the United States|United States government.

1853-Opening of the first major US world's fair -the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York City.

1865- First ascent of the Matterhorn -by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent.

1874-The Chicago Fire of 1874 -burns down 47 acres of the city, destroying 812 buildings, killing 20, and resulting in the fire insurance industry demanding municipal reforms from Chicago's city council.

1877-The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 -begins in Martinsburg, West Virginia, US, when Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers have their wages cut for the second time in a year.

1881- Billy the Kid -is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner.

1900-Armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance -Siege of the International Legations|capture Tianjin|Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion.

1902- St Mark's Campanile|The Campanile -in Piazza San Marco|St. Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.

1911- Harry Atwood -an exhibition pilot for the Wright Brothers lands his airplane at the South Lawn (White House)|South Lawn of the White House. He is later awarded a Gold medal from U.S. President William Howard Taft for this feat.

1916-Start of the Battle of Delville Wood -as an action within the Battle of the Somme, which was to last until 3 September 1916.

1928- Tân Việt Revolutionary Party|New Vietnam Revolutionary Party -is founded in Huế amid providing some of the Communist Party of Vietnam|communist party's most important leaders in its early years.

1933- Gleichschaltung -In Germany, all political party|political parties are outlawed except the Nazi Party.

1933-The Nazi eugenics -begins with the proclamation of the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring that calls for the compulsory sterilization of any citizen who suffers from alleged genetic disorders.

1943-In Diamond, Missouri -the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.

1948- Palmiro Togliatti -leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot and wounded near the Italian Parliament.

1950- Korean War -North Korean troops initiate the Battle of Taejon.

1957- Rawya Ateya -takes her seat in the Parliament of Egypt|National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab World|Arab world.

1958- 14 July Revolution|Iraqi Revolution -In Iraq the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces led by Abdul Karim Kassem, who becomes the nation's new leader.

1960- Jane Goodall -arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild.

1965-The Mariner 4 -flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.

1969- Football War -After Honduras loses a soccer match against El Salvador, riots break out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.

1969- Large denominations of United States currency|The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills -are officially withdrawn from circulation.

1976- Capital punishment in Canada|Capital punishment -is abolished in Canada.

1987-Montreal, Canada, is hit by a series of thunderstorms causing the Montreal Flood of 1987 -

1992- 386BSD -is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open-source software|Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds releases his Linux soon afterwards.

2000-A powerful solar flare -later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.

2002- French President -Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.

2003-In an effort to discredit U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson -who had written an article critical of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, ''Washington Post'' columnist Robert Novak Plame affair|reveals that Wilson's wife Valerie Plame is a CIA "operative".

Famous Birthdays

1454- Poliziano -Italian poet and scholar (d. 1494)

1602- Cardinal Mazarin -Italian-French politician, 2nd List of Prime Ministers of France|Chief Minister of the French Monarch (d. 1661)

1608- George Goring, Lord Goring -English general (d. 1657)

1610- Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany -(d. 1670)

1634- Pasquier Quesnel -French theologian (d. 1719)

1671- Jacques d'Allonville -French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732)

1675- Claude Alexandre de Bonneval -French general (d. 1747)

1676- Caspar Abel -German historian, poet, and theologian (d. 1763)

1696- William Oldys -English historian and author (d. 1761)

1721- John Douglas (bishop of Salisbury)|John Douglas -Scottish bishop (d. 1807)

1743- Gavrila Derzhavin -Russian poet and politician (d. 1816)

1755- Michel de Beaupuy -French general (d. 1796)

1785- Mordecai Manuel Noah -American journalist and diplomat (d. 1851)

1801- Johannes Peter Müller -German physiologist and anatomist (d. 1858)

1816- Arthur de Gobineau -French author (d. 1882)

1829- Edward Benson (bishop)|Edward Benson -English archbishop (d. 1896)

1859- Willy Hess (violinist)|Willy Hess -German violinist and educator (d. 1928)

1860- Owen Wister -American lawyer and author (d. 1938)

1862- Gustav Klimt -Austrian painter and graphic artist (d. 1918)

1865- Arthur Capper -American journalist and politician, 20th Governor of Kansas (d. 1951)

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

1872- Albert Marque -French sculptor and doll maker (d. 1939)

1882- Teddy Billington -American cyclist (d. 1966)

1885- Sisavang Vong -Laos king (d. 1959)

1888- Scipio Slataper -Italian author and critic (d. 1915)

1889- Ante Pavelić -Croatian politician, 1st Foreign Minister of the Independent State of Croatia (d. 1959)

1893- Clarence J. Brown -American publisher and politician, 36th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (d. 1965)

1893- Garimella Satyanarayana -Indian poet (d. 1952)

1894- Dave Fleischer -American animator, director, and producer (d. 1979)

1896- Buenaventura Durruti -Spanish soldier and anarchist (d. 1936)

1898- Happy Chandler -American lawyer and politician, 49th Governor of Kentucky (d. 1991)

1901- Gerald Finzi -English composer (d. 1956)

1901- George Tobias -American actor and singer (d. 1980)

1903- Irving Stone -American author (d. 1989)

1906- Tom Carvel -Greek-American businessman, founded Carvel (restaurant)|Carvel (d. 1990)

1906- William H. Tunner -American general (d. 1983)

1910- William Hanna -American animator, director, producer, and actor, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (d. 2001)

1911- Pavel Prudnikau -Belarusian poet and author (d. 2000)

1911- Terry-Thomas -English actor and singer (d. 1990)

1912- Northrop Frye -Canadian philosopher and critic (d. 1991)

1912- Woody Guthrie -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Almanac Singers) (d. 1967)

1913- Gerald Ford -American commander, lawyer, and politician, 38th President of the United States (d. 2006)

1917- George Bookasta -American actor and director (d. 2014)

1918- Ingmar Bergman -Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007)

1918- Arthur Laurents -American director, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 2011)

1919- Lino Ventura -Italian-French actor (d. 1987)

1920- Shankarrao Chavan -Indian politician, Minister of Finance (India)|Minister of Finance for India (d. 2004)

1921- Sixto Durán Ballén -American-Ecuadorian politician, 48th President of Ecuador

1921- Leon Garfield -English author (d. 1996)

1921- Armand Gaudreault -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2013)

1921- Geoffrey Wilkinson -English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)

1922- Robert Creamer -American journalist (d. 2012)

1922- Robin Olds -American general and pilot (d. 2007)

1922- Elfriede Rinkel -German SS officer

1923- Dale Robertson -American actor and singer (d. 2013)

1923- Willie Steele -American long jumper (d. 1989)

1923- Robert Zildjian -American businessman, founded Sabian (d. 2013)

1924- David Evans (RAF officer)|David Evans -Canadian-English air marshal

1924- Warren Giese -American football player, coach, and politician (d. 2013)

1925- Sheila Guyse -American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1926- Wallace Jones -American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)

1926- Harry Dean Stanton -American actor and singer

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

1927- Mike Esposito (comics)|Mike Esposito -American author and illustrator (d. 2010)

1927- Peggy Parish -American author (d. 1988)

1928- Nancy Olson -American actress

1930- Polly Bergen -American actress and singer (d. 2014)

1931- Jacqueline de Ribes -French fashion designer

1931- E. V. Thompson -English police officer and author (d. 2012)

1932- Rosey Grier -American football player and actor

1932- Patrick Hine -English air marshal

1932- Princess Margarita of Baden -(d. 2013)

1933- Robert Bourassa -Canadian lawyer and politician, 22nd Premier of Quebec (d. 1996)

1936- Pema Chödrön -American nun and author

1936- Robert F. Overmyer -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1996)

1937- Yoshirō Mori -Japanese politician, 55th Prime Minister of Japan

1938- Jerry Rubin -American activist, author, and businessman (d. 1994)

1938- Tommy Vig -Hungarian vibraphone player, drummer, and composer

1939- Karel Gott -Czech singer-songwriter and actor

1939- Sid Haig -American actor

1939- George Edgar Slusser -American scholar and author

1940- Susan Howatch -English author

1941- Maulana Karenga -American philosopher, author, and activist, created Kwanzaa

1941- Andreas Khol -German-Austrian politician

1942- Ken Hutcherson -American football player (d. 2013)

1942- Javier Solana -Spanish physicist and politician, List of Foreign Ministers of Spain|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain

1943- Christopher Priest (novelist)|Christopher Priest -English author

1944- Billy McCool -American baseball player (d. 2014)

1945- Jim Gordon (musician)|Jim Gordon -American drummer and songwriter (Traffic (band)|Traffic, Derek and the Dominos, Delaney & Bonnie, and Souther–Hillman–Furay Band)

1946- Sue Lawley -English journalist

1946- Manuel V. Pangilinan -Filipino businessman

1946- Vincent Pastore -American actor

1946- John Wood (Australian actor)|John Wood -Australian actor and screenwriter

1947- Claudia Kennedy -American general

1947- Navin Ramgoolam -Mauritius politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Mauritius

1948- Eliza Manningham-Buller, Baroness Manningham-Buller -English intelligence officer

1948- Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu -Zulu king

1948- Earl Williams (1970s catcher)|Earl Williams -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1949- Tommy Mottola -American businessman

1950- Bruce Oldfield -English fashion designer

1951- Erich Hallhuber -German actor (d. 2003)

1951- Michael Adrian Richards -English oncologist

1952- Bob Casale -American guitarist, keyboard player, and producer (Devo) (d. 2014)

1952- Franklin Graham -American evangelist and missionary

1952- Eric Laneuville -American actor, director, and producer

1952- Joel Silver -American actor and producer, co-founded Dark Castle Entertainment

1953- Jonathan Baume -English civil servant

1953- Bebe Buell -American model and singer

1953- Martha Coakley -American lawyer and politician, 58th Attorney General of Massachusetts

1953- Gwyneth Williams -English broadcaster

1955- L. Brent Bozell III -American journalist and activist, founded the Media Research Center

1956- Julio Chávez -Argentinian actor

1958- Mircea Geoană -Romanian politician and diplomat, 97th Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Romania)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Romania

1958- Robert Jensen -American journalist and educator

1958- Joe Keenan (writer)|Joe Keenan -American screenwriter, producer, and author

1960- Anna Bligh -Australian politician, 37th Premier of Queensland

1960- Kyle Gass -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Tenacious D and Trainwreck (band)|Trainwreck)

1960- Angélique Kidjo -Beninese singer-songwriter and activist

1960- Jane Lynch -American actress and singer

1960- Mike McPhee -Canadian ice hockey player

1961- Jackie Earle Haley -American actor

1962- Vanessa Lawrence -English geographer

1962- Jeff Olson (musician)|Jeff Olson -American drummer, songwriter, and radio host (Trouble (band)|Trouble, Retro Grave, and The Skull (band)|The Skull)

1962- Antonio Díaz Sánchez -Cuban activist

1963- Aja (pornographic actress)|Aja -American porn actress and director

1963- Jacques Lacombe -Canadian organist and conductor

1963- Phil Rosenthal -American journalist

1964- Matt Pritchett -English cartoonist

1965- Urmas Kruuse -Estonian politician

1966- Juliet Cesario -American actress

1966- Owen Coyle -Scottish-Irish footballer and manager

1966- Tanya Donelly -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses, Belly (band)|Belly, and The Breeders)

1966- Matthew Fox -American actor

1966- Matt Hume -American mixed martial artist and trainer

1966- Ellen Reid -Canadian singer and pianist (Crash Test Dummies)

1966- Brian Selznick -American author and illustrator

1967- Marios Constantinou -Cypriot footballer and manager

1967- Jeff Jarrett -American wrestler and promoter, co-founded Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

1967- Patrick J. Kennedy -American politician

1967- Robin Ventura -American baseball player and manager

1968- Michael Palmer (politician)|Michael Palmer -Singaporean lawyer and politician, 8th Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore

1969- José Hernández (baseball)|José Hernández -Puerto Rican baseball player

1969- Kazushi Sakuraba -Japanese mixed martial artist and wrestler

1969- Sven Sester -Estonian politician

1969- Craig Ricci Shaynak -American actor and producer

1970- Thomas Lauderdale -American pianist (Pink Martini)

1970- Nina Siemaszko -American actress

1971- Mark LoMonaco -American wrestler

1971- Nick McCabe -English guitarist (The Verve and Black Submarine)

1971- Ross Rebagliati -Canadian snowboarder

1971- Madhu Sapre -Indian model and actress, I Am She – Miss Universe India|Miss India 1992

1971- Joey Styles -American sportscaster

1971- Marie-Chantal Toupin -Canadian singer

1971- Howard Webb -English footballer and referee

1972- Deborah Mailman -Australian actress

1973- Tani Fuga -Samoan rugby player

1973- Paul Methric -American rapper and producer (Twiztid, Dark Lotus, and Psychopathic Rydas)

1973- Halil Mutlu -Turkish weightlifter

1973- Candela Peña -Spanish actress

1973- Adam Quinn -American bagpipes player and composer (Lucid Druid)

1974- Erick Dampier -American basketball player

1974- David Mitchell (comedian)|David Mitchell -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1974- Pavlina Nola -Bulgarian tennis player

1975- Taboo (rapper)|Taboo -American rapper and actor (The Black Eyed Peas)

1975- Tim Hudson -American baseball player

1975- Jamey Johnson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1976- Monique Covét -Hungarian porn actress and model

1976- Ranj Dhaliwal -Canadian author

1976- Geraint Jones -Papua New Guinean-English cricketer

1976- Kirsten Sheridan -Irish director and screenwriter

1978- Mattias Ekström -Swedish race car driver

1978- Caroline Lesley -Canadian-American actress

1978- Kristy Wright -Australian actress

1979- Bernie Castro -Dominican baseball player

1979- Scott Porter -American actor and singer

1979- Axel Teichmann -German skier

1980- Chad Faust -Canadian-American actor, singer, director, and producer

1980- Jed Madela -Filipino singer-songwriter

1980- George Smith (rugby union)|George Smith -Australian rugby player

1981- Milow -Belgian singer-songwriter

1981- Trevor Fehrman -American actor

1981- Robbie Maddison -Australian motorcycle racer

1981- Lee Mead -English actor and singer

1982- Dmitry Chaplin -Russian-American dancer and choreographer

1982- Achille Coser -Italian footballer

1982- Ebuka Obi-Uchendu -Nigerian lawyer

1983- Igor Andreev -Russian tennis player

1983- Drew Cheetwood -American actor

1983- Wesley Dening -Australian television host and producer

1983- Thomas Howard (American football)|Thomas Howard -American football player (d. 2013)

1983- Tito Muñoz -American conductor

1984- Nilmar -Brazilian footballer

1984- Renaldo Balkman -American basketball player

1984- Erica Blasberg -American golfer (d. 2010)

1984- Lenka Dlhopolcová -Slovak tennis player

1984- Mounir El Hamdaoui -Moroccan footballer

1984- Samir Handanović -Slovenian footballer

1984- Fleur Saville -New Zealand actress

1985- Tuna (singer)|Tuna -Albanian-Macedonian singer

1985- Billy Celeski -Australian footballer

1985- Lee Kwang-soo -South Korean actor

1985- Darrelle Revis -American football player

1986- Alexander Gerndt -Swedish footballer

1986- Dan Smith (Bastille)|Dan Smith -English singer-songwriter (Bastille (band)|Bastille)

1987- Aqeel Ahmed -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1987- Sara Canning -Canadian actress

1987- Margus Hunt -Estonian American football player, discus thrower and shot putter

1987- Adam Johnson (footballer)|Adam Johnson -English footballer

1987- Dan Reynolds (musician)|Dan Reynolds -American singer-songwriter (Imagine Dragons and Egyptian (band)|Egyptian)

1987- Sean Smith (cornerback)|Sean Smith -American football player

1987- Ryan Sweeting -Bahamian-American tennis player

1988- Conor McGregor -Irish mixed martial artist

1988- James Vaughan (footballer, born 1988)|James Vaughan -English footballer

1989- Sean Flynn (actor)|Sean Flynn -American actor

1991- Shabazz Napier -American basketball player

1993- Dovilė Dzindzaletaitė -Lithuanian triple jumper

1995- Kim Hyo-joo -South Korean golfer

1999- Camryn -American singer and actress

1999- Dawson Dunbar -Canadian actor

History of Deaths

1223- Philip II of France -(b. 1165)

1262- Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester -English soldier (b. 1222)

1575- Richard Taverner -English translator (b. 1505)

1614- Camillus de Lellis -Italian priest and saint (b. 1550)

1671- Méric Casaubon -Swiss-English scholar (b. 1599)

1704- Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia -(b. 1657)

1723- Claude Fleury -French historian (b. 1640)

1742- Richard Bentley -English scholar and theologian (b. 1662)

1766- František Maxmilián Kaňka -Czech architect (b. 1674)

1774- James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley -Irish field marshal (b. 1682)

1780- Charles Batteux -French philosopher and academic (b. 1713)

1789- Jacques de Flesselles -French politician (b. 1721)

1789- Bernard-René de Launay -French politician (b. 1740)

1790- Ernst Gideon von Laudon -Austrian field marshal (b. 1717)

1809- Nicodemus the Hagiorite -Greek monk and saint (b. 1749)

1816- Francisco de Miranda -Venezuelan general (b. 1750)

1817- Germaine de Staël -French philosopher and author (b. 1766)

1827- Augustin-Jean Fresnel -French physicist and engineer (b. 1788)

1834- Edmond-Charles Genêt -French-American diplomat (b. 1763)

1850- August Neander -German historian and theologian (b. 1789)

1856- Edward Vernon Utterson -English lawyer and historian (b. 1775)

1876- Thomas Hazlehurst (chapel builder)|Thomas Hazlehurst -English architect (b. 1816)

1881- Billy the Kid -American criminal (b. 1859)

1904- Paul Kruger -South African politician, 5th List of Presidents of the South African Republic|President of the South African Republic (b. 1824)

1907- William Henry Perkin -English chemist (b. 1838)

1910- Marius Petipa -French dancer and choreographer (b. 1818)

1917- Octave Lapize -French cyclist (b. 1887)

1918- Quentin Roosevelt -American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)

1924- Isabella Ford -English activist (b. 1855)

1925- Francisco Guilledo -Filipino boxer (b. 1901)

1936- Dhan Gopal Mukerji -Indian-American author and scholar (b. 1890)

1939- Alphonse Mucha -Czech painter (b. 1860)

1944- Emil Fjellström -Swedish actor (b. 1884)

1954- Jacinto Benavente -Spanish playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)

1954- Jackie Saunders -American actress (b. 1892)

1965- Adlai Stevenson II -American politician, 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1900)

1966- Julie Manet -French painter (b. 1878)

1967- Tudor Arghezi -Romanian author and poet (b. 1880)

1968- Konstantin Paustovsky -Russian author and poet (b. 1892)

1968- Ilias Tsirimokos -Greek politician, 164th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1907)

1970- Preston Foster -American actor and singer (b. 1900)

1970- Luis Mariano -Spanish tenor (b. 1914)

1974- Carl Andrew Spaatz -American general (b. 1891)

1975- Madan Mohan (music director)|Madan Mohan -Iraqi-Indian composer (b. 1924)

1984- Ernest Tidyman -American author and screenwriter (b. 1928)

1984- Philippé Wynne -American singer (The Spinners (American R&B group)|The Spinners) (b. 1941)

1986- Raymond Loewy -American industrial designer (b. 1893)

1989- Frank Bell (educator)|Frank Bell -English linguist and educator (b. 1916)

1990- Walter Sedlmayr -German actor and director (b. 1926)

1993- Léo Ferré -Monacan singer-songwriter, pianist, and poet (b. 1916)

1994- César Tovar -Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1940)

1996- Jeff Krosnoff -American race car driver (b. 1964)

1998- Richard McDonald -American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (b. 1909)

2000- Pepo (cartoonist)|Pepo -Chilean cartoonist (b. 1911)

2000- William Roscoe Estep -American historian and educator (b. 1920)

2000- Meredith MacRae -American actress and singer (b. 1944)

2000- Georges Maranda -Canadian baseball player (b. 1932)

2001- Guy de Lussigny -French painter (b. 1929)

2002- Joaquín Balaguer -Dominican lawyer and politician, 41st President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1906)

2002- Fritz Glatz -Austrian race car driver (b. 1943)

2003- François-Albert Angers -Canadian economist (b. 1909)

2003- Éva Janikovszky -Hungarian author (b. 1926)

2004- Nelly Borgeaud -Swiss-French actress (b. 1931)

2005- Joe Harnell -American pianist and composer (b. 1924)

2005- Cicely Saunders -English nurse and physician (b. 1918)

2007- John Ferguson, Sr. -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1938)

2008- Henki Kolstad -Norwegian actor (b. 1915)

2009- Zbigniew Zapasiewicz -Polish actor (b. 1934)

2010- Gene Ludwig -American organist (b. 1937)

2010- Charles Mackerras -Australian conductor (b. 1925)

2010- Mădălina Manole -Romanian singer and actress (b. 1967)

2012- John Arbuthnott, 16th Viscount of Arbuthnott -Scottish businessman and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire (b. 1924)

2012- Barton Biggs -American businessman (b. 1932)

2012- Don Brinkley -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

2012- Frank R. Burns -American football player and coach (b. 1928)

2012- Bohuslav Ceplecha -Czech race car driver (b. 1977)

2012- King Hill -American football player (b. 1936)

2012- Sixten Jernberg -Swedish skier (b. 1929)

2012- Roy Shaw -English businessman and boxer (b. 1936)

2013- Tonino Accolla -Italian actor (b. 1949)

2013- Herbert M. Allison -American lieutenant and businessman (b. 1943)

2013- Matt Batts -American baseball player and coach (b. 1921)

2013- Dennis Burkley -American actor (b. 1945)

2013- Bill Warner (motorcycle racer)|Bill Warner -American motorcycle racer (b. 1969)

2013- Vladimir Mikhailovich Zakharov -Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1946)

2014- Alice Coachman -American high jumper (b. 1923)

2014- Vintage Crop -Irish race horse (b. 1987)

2014- Vange Leonel -Brazilian singer-songwriter and activist (b. 1963)

2014- John Victor Parker -American soldier, lawyer, and judge (b. 1928)

2014- Tom Rolf -Swedish-American film editor (b. 1931)

2014- Jack Tocco -American businessman (b. 1927)