This Day in History

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

Events History


390 BC- Roman Republic|Roman -Gaulish language|Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia

362- Roman–Persian Wars -Emperor Julian the Apostate|Julian arrives at Antioch with a Roman expeditionary force (60,000 men) and stays there for nine months to launch a campaign against the Sassanid Empire|Persian Empire.

645-Chinese forces under general Li Shiji -besiege the strategic fortress city of Anshan|Anshi (Liaoning) during the Goguryeo–Tang War.

1290-King Edward I of England -issues the Edict of Expulsion, banishing all Jews (numbering about 16,000) from England; this was Tisha B'Av on the Hebrew calendar, a day that commemorates many Jewish calamities.

1334-The bishop of Florence -blesses the first foundation stone for the new ''Bell tower|campanile'' (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto|Giotto di Bondone.

1342-Mu'izz al-Din Husayn defeats the Sarbadars -in the Battle of Zava.

1389- Kingdom of France|France -and Kingdom of England|England agree to the Truce of Leulinghem, inaugurating a 13-year peace, the longest period of sustained peace during the Hundred Years' War.

1391- Tokhtamysh–Timur war -Battle of the Kondurcha River

1555-The College of Arms -is reincorporated by Royal charter signed by Queen Mary I of England and King Philip II of Spain.

1812-The Treaty of Orebro|Treaties of Orebro -ends both the Anglo-Russian War (1807–1812)|Anglo-Russian and Anglo-Swedish War (1810–1812)|Anglo-Swedish Wars.

1841-Coronation of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil -on 18 July.

1857- Louis Faidherbe -French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj El Hadj Umar Tall|Umar Tall's war against the French.

1862-First ascent of Dent Blanche -one of the highest summits in the Alps.

1863- American Civil War -Second Battle of Fort Wagner

1870-The First Vatican Council -decrees the dogma of papal infallibility.

1914-The United States Congress|U.S. Congress -forms the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, giving official status to aircraft within the United States Army|U.S. Army for the first time.

1925- Adolf Hitler -publishes his personal manifesto ''Mein Kampf''.

1936-An army uprising in Spanish Morocco -starts Spanish Civil War.

1942- World War II -the Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me 262 using its jet engines for the first time.

1944-World War II: Hideki Tōjō -resigns as Prime Minister of Japan because of numerous setbacks in the war effort.

1966- Human spaceflight -Gemini 10 is launched from Cape Canaveral|Cape Kennedy on a 70-hour mission that includes docking with an orbiting Agena target vehicle.

1966-Australian children's television series Play School (Australian TV series)|Play School -airs for the first time, going on to become the longest-running children's show in Australia, and the second longest running children's show in the world.{{cite web|url=http://www.abc.net.au/rn/lifematters/stories/2011/3273603.htm|title=Talkback: 'There's a bear in there', 45 years of Play School|last=Aedy|first=Richard|work=Radio Interview (Talk back radio)|publisher=ABC Radio National|language=Australian English|accessdate=25 July 2011}}

1968- Intel -is founded in Mountain View, California.

1969-After a party on Chappaquiddick Island -United States Senate|Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies.

1976- Nadia Comăneci -became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

1982-Two hundred sixty-eight ''campesinos'' (" peasant -" or "country people") are slain in the Plan de Sánchez massacre in Efraín Ríos Montt|Ríos Montt's Guatemala.

1984- San Ysidro McDonald's massacre|McDonald's massacre -in San Ysidro, San Diego|San Ysidro, California: in a fast-food restaurant, James Oliver Huberty opens fire, killing 21 people and injuring 19 others before being shot dead by police.

1986-A tornado -is broadcast live on KARE television in Minnesota when the station's helicopter pilot makes a chance encounter.

1992-The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre -forced disappearance|disappear from their university in Lima.

1994-The 1994 AMIA bombing|bombing -of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (Argentine Jewish Community Center) in Buenos Aires kills 85 people (mostly Jewish) and injures 300.

1994- Rwandan Genocide -The Rwandan Patriotic Front takes control of Gisenyi and north western Rwanda, forcing the interim government into Zaire and ending the genocide.

1995-On the Caribbean -island of Montserrat, the Soufrière Hills volcano erupts. Over the course of several years, it devastates the island, destroying the capital and forcing most of the population to flee.

1996-Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River -beginning one of Quebec's costliest natural disasters ever: the Saguenay Flood.

1996- Battle of Mullaitivu (1996)|Battle of Mullaitivu -the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam capture the Sri Lanka Army's base, killing over 1200 soldiers.

2012-At least seven people are killed and 32 others are injured after a 2012 Burgas bus bombing|bomb explodes -on an Israelis|Israeli tour bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria.

2013-The Government of Detroit -with up to $20 billion in debt, files for the Detroit bankruptcy|largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Famous Birthdays


1501- Isabella of Austria -(d. 1526)

1504- Heinrich Bullinger -Swiss pastor and reformer (d. 1575)

1552- Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 1612)

1634- Johannes Camphuys -Dutch politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1695)

1659- Hyacinthe Rigaud -French painter (d. 1743)

1670- Giovanni Bononcini -Italian cellist and composer (d. 1747)

1718- Saverio Bettinelli -Italian poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1808)

1720- Gilbert White -English ornithologist and ecologist (d. 1793)

1724- Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria -(d. 1780)

1797- Immanuel Hermann Fichte -German philosopher and academic (d. 1879)

1811- William Makepeace Thackeray -English author and poet (d. 1863)

1818- Louis Gerhard De Geer -Swedish politician, 1st Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1896)

1821- Pauline Viardot -French soprano and composer (d. 1910)

1837- Vasil Levski -Bulgarian priest and activist (d. 1873)

1845- Tristan Corbière -French poet (d. 1875)

1848- W. G. Grace -English cricketer (d. 1915)

1850- Rose Hartwick Thorpe -American poet (d. 1939)

1852- Anthony Sweijs -Dutch target shooter (d. 1937)

1853- Hendrik Lorentz -Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)

1862- Nikolai Yudenich -Russian general (d. 1933)

1864- Philip Snowden, 1st Viscount Snowden -English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1937)

1867- Margaret Brown -American philanthropist and activist (d. 1932)

1871- Sada Yacco -Japanese actress and dancer (d. 1946)

1879- Adolf Spinnler -Swiss gymnast (d. 1951)

1881- Larry McLean -Canadian-American baseball player (d. 1921)

1884- Alberto di Jorio -Italian cardinal (d. 1979)

1886- Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. -American general (d. 1945)

1887- Vidkun Quisling -Norwegian soldier and politician, List of heads of government of Norway|Minister President of Norway (d. 1945)

1889- Kōichi Kido -Japanese politician, 13th Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan (d. 1977)

1890- Frank Forde -Australian politician, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)

1892- Arthur Friedenreich -Brazilian footballer (d. 1969)

1895- Machine Gun Kelly -American gangster (d. 1954)

1895- Olga Spessivtseva -Russian-American ballerina (d. 1991)

1897- Ernest Eldridge -English race car driver (d. 1935)

1898- John Stuart (actor)|John Stuart -Scottish-English actor (d. 1979)

1899- Ernst Scheller -German politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 1942)

1900- Nathalie Sarraute -French lawyer and author (d. 1999)

1902- Jessamyn West (writer)|Jessamyn West -American author (d. 1984)

1903- Chill Wills -American actor and singer (d. 1978)

1906- S. I. Hayakawa -Canadian-American educator and politician (d. 1992)

1906- Clifford Odets -American director, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1963)

1908- Peace Pilgrim -American mystic and activist (d. 1981)

1908- Lupe Vélez -Mexican-American actress and dancer (d. 1944)

1909- Bishnu Dey -Indian poet, critic, and academic (d. 1982)

1909- Andrei Gromyko -Russian economist and politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Soviet Union)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Soviet Union (d. 1989)

1909- Mohammed Daoud Khan -Afghan politician, 1st President of Afghanistan (d. 1978)

1909- Harriet Nelson -American singer and actress (d. 1994)

1910- Diptendu Pramanick -Indian businessman (d. 1989)

1911- Hume Cronyn -Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1912- Max Rousié -French rugby player (d. 1950)

1913- Red Skelton -American actor and singer (d. 1997)

1913- Marvin Miller (actor)|Marvin Miller -American actor (d. 1985)

1914- Gino Bartali -Italian cyclist (d. 2000)

1916- Johnny Hopp -American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)

1917- Henri Salvador -French singer (d. 2008)

1917- Paul Streeten -Austrian-American economist and academic

1918- Nelson Mandela -South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1920- Eric Brandon -English race car driver (d. 1982)

1921- Peter Austin -English brewer, founded Ringwood Brewery (d. 2014)

1921- Aaron T. Beck -American psychiatrist and educator

1921- John Glenn -American colonel, astronaut, and politician

1921- Richard Leacock -English-French director and producer (d. 2011)

1922- Thomas Kuhn -American physicist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1996)

1923- Jerome H. Lemelson -American engineer (d. 1997)

1923- Michael Medwin -English actor and producer

1924- Will D. Campbell -American minister, author, and activist (d. 2013)

1924- Inge Sørensen -Danish swimmer (d. 2011)

1925- Hubert Doggart -English cricketer

1925- Shirley Strickland -Australian runner (d. 2004)

1925- Friedrich Zimmermann -German lawyer and politician, Federal Ministry of the Interior (Germany)|German Federal Minister of the Interior (d. 2012)

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

1926- Robert Sloman -English actor and journalist (d. 2005)

1927- Don Bagley -American bassist (d. 2012)

1927- Kurt Masur -Polish-German conductor and educator

1928- Andrea Gallo -Italian priest (d. 2013)

1928- Billy Harrell -American baseball player (d. 2014)

1928- Franca Rame -Italian actress and playwright (d. 2013)

1929- Dick Button -American figure skater and actor

1929- Screamin' Jay Hawkins -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2000)

1930- Burt Kwouk -English actor

1932- Robert Ellis Miller -American director and screenwriter

1932- Yevgeny Yevtushenko -Russian poet and playwright

1933- Syd Mead -American set designer

1933- Jean Yanne -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1934- Edward Bond -English director, playwright, and screenwriter

1934- Darlene Conley -American actress (d. 2007)

1934- Roger Reynolds -American composer and educator

1935- Tenley Albright -American figure skater

1935- Jayendra Saraswathi -Indian guru, 69th Shankaracharya

1936- Ted Harris (ice hockey)|Ted Harris -Canadian ice hockey player

1937- Roald Hoffmann -Polish chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1937- Hunter S. Thompson -American journalist and author (d. 2005)

1938- Ian Stewart (musician)|Ian Stewart -Scottish keyboard player (The Rolling Stones and Rocket 88 (band)|Rocket 88) (d. 1985)

1938- Paul Verhoeven -Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter

1939- Brian Auger -English keyboard player (Brian Auger and the Trinity, CAB (band)|CAB, and The Steampacket)

1939- Dion DiMucci -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dion and the Belmonts)

1939- Edward Gramlich -American economist and educator (d. 2007)

1939- Jerry Moore -American football player and coach

1940- James Brolin -American actor, director, and producer

1940- Joe Torre -American baseball player and manager

1941- Frank Farian -German songwriter and producer

1941- Lonnie Mack -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1941- Martha Reeves -American singer, actress, and politician (Martha and the Vandellas and The Fascinations)

1942- Adolf Ogi -Swiss politician, 84th President of the Swiss Confederation

1942- Bobby Susser -American songwriter and producer

1942- Giacinto Facchetti -Italian footballer (d. 2006)

1943- Joseph J. Ellis -American historian and author

1944- David Hemery -English hurdler

1945- Pat Doherty -Irish politician

1946- Leo Madder -Belgian actor and director

1946- Doug McFarland -American academic and politician

1946- John Naughton -Scottish-Irish journalist and academic

1947- Steve Forbes -American publisher and politician

1947- Steve Mahoney -Canadian politician

1948- Carlos Colón, Sr. -Puerto Rican wrestler

1948- Hartmut Michel -German biochemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1949- Dennis Lillee -Australian cricketer

1949- Sarah Squire -English academic and diplomat

1950- Jerome Barkum -American football player

1950- Richard Branson -English businessman, founded Virgin Group

1950- Kostas Eleftherakis -Greek footballer

1950- Glenn Hughes (Village People)|Glenn Hughes -American singer, dancer, and actor (Village People) (d. 2001)

1950- Jack Layton -Canadian politician (d. 2011)

1950- Mark Udall -American educator and politician

1951- Elio Di Rupo -Belgian politician, 68th Prime Minister of Belgium

1951- Margo Martindale -American actress

1953- Warren Wiebe -American singer (d. 1998)

1954- Peter Crane -English-American botanist and academic

1954- Ricky Skaggs -American singer-songwriter, mandolin player, and producer (New South (band)|New South)

1954- Tiit Trummal -Estonian architect

1955- Terry Chambers -English drummer (XTC and Dragon (band)|Dragon)

1955- Bernd Fasching -Austrian painter and sculptor

1956- Razor Shines -American baseball player, manager, and coach

1957- Nick Faldo -English golfer and sportscaster

1957- Keith Levene -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Public Image Ltd, The Flowers of Romance (band)|The Flowers of Romance, and The Clash)

1958- Chris Ruane -Welsh politician

1959- Jonathan Dove -English composer

1960- Simon Heffer -English journalist and author

1960- Anne-Marie Johnson -American actress

1961- M.J. Alexander -American author and photographer

1961- Elizabeth McGovern -American actress

1961- Alan Pardew -English footballer and manager

1961- Pasi Rautiainen -Finnish footballer, coach, and manager

1961- Krustyo Lafazanov -Bulgarian actor

1962- Lee Arenberg -American actor

1962- Jensen Buchanan -American actress

1962- Jack Irons -American drummer (Spinnerette, What Is This?, The Wallflowers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, and Eleven (band)|Eleven)

1962- Shaun Micallef -Australian comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1963- Marc Girardelli -Austrian skier

1963- Mike Greenwell -American baseball player and race car driver

1963- Al Snow -American wrestler and actor

1963- Martín Torrijos -Panamanian economist and politician, 35th President of Panama

1964- Wendy Williams -American talk show host, actress, and author

1965- Jim Bob Duggar -American real estate agent and politician

1965- Vesselina Kasarova -Bulgarian soprano

1965- Steve Webb -English politician

1966- Lori Alan -American actress

1966- Dan O'Brien -American decathlete

1967- Vin Diesel -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1968- Grant Bowler -New Zealand-Australian actor

1968- Alex Désert -Haitian-American actor and singer (Hepcat (band)|Hepcat)

1969- Elizabeth Gilbert -American author

1969- The Great Sasuke -Japanese wrestler and politician

1970- Cheryl Casone -American journalist

1971- Penny Hardaway -American basketball player

1971- Sarah McLeod -New Zealand actress

1971- Sukhwinder Singh -Indian singer-songwriter and actor

1973- Jasse Jalonen -Finnish footballer

1974- Alan Morrison (poet)|Alan Morrison -English poet

1975- M.I.A. (rapper)|M.I.A. -English rapper and producer

1975- Torii Hunter -American baseball player

1975- Daron Malakian -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (System of a Down and Scars on Broadway)

1976- Valerie Cruz -American actress

1976- Elsa Pataky -Spanish-American actress

1977- Dylan Lane -American game show host

1977- Alexander Morozevich -Russian chess player

1977- Kelly Reilly -English actress

1977- Alfian Sa'at -Singaporean poet and playwright

1978- Adabel Guerrero -Argentinian actress, singer, and dancer

1978- Shane Horgan -Irish rugby player and sportscaster

1978- Annie Mac -Irish radio and television host

1978- Eddie Matos (actor)|Eddie Matos -Puerto Rican-American actor

1978- Verónica Romeo -Spanish singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1978- Ben Sheets -American baseball player

1978- Mélissa Theuriau -French journalist

1978- Joo Sang-wook -South Korean actor

1979- Adam Birch -American wrestler

1979- Deion Branch -American football player

1979- Jared Hess -American director and screenwriter

1979- Jason Weaver -American actor and singer

1980- Kristen Bell -American actress, singer, and producer

1980- Ryōko Hirosue -Japanese actress and singer

1981- Dennis Seidenberg -German ice hockey player

1982- Ryan Cabrera -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1982- Priyanka Chopra -Indian model, actress, and singer, Miss World 2000

1982- Dominika Luzarová -Czech tennis player

1983- Carlos Diogo -Uruguayan footballer

1983- Aaron Gillespie -American singer-songwriter and drummer (Underoath and The Almost)

1983- Mikk Pahapill -Estonian decathlete

1983- Jan Schlaudraff -German footballer

1984- Allen Craig -American baseball player

1984- Lee Barnard -English footballer

1985- Hopsin -American rapper, producer, and actor

1985- Chace Crawford -American actor

1985- Panagiotis Lagos -Greek footballer

1986- Deniss Karpak -Estonian sailor

1986- Natalia Mikhailova -Russian ice dancer

1988- Änis Ben-Hatira -German-Tunisian footballer

1988- Sofia Kvatsabaia -Georgian tennis player

1988- César Villaluz -Mexican footballer

1989- Jamie Benn -Canadian ice hockey player

1989- Sebastian Mielitz -German footballer

1989- Yohan Mollo -French footballer

1991- Karina Pasian -American singer and pianist

1991- Eugenio Suárez -Venezuelan baseball player

1993- Lee Taemin -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Shinee)

History of Deaths


707- Emperor Monmu -of Japan (b. 683)

715- Muhammad bin Qasim -Umayyad general (b. 695)

912- Zhu Wen -Chinese emperor (b. 852)

1100- Godfrey of Bouillon -Frankish knight (b. 1016)

1300- Gerard Segarelli -Italian religious leader, founded the Apostolic Brethren (b. 1240)

1566- Bartolomé de las Casas -Spanish bishop (b. 1484)

1591- Jacobus Gallus -Slovenian composer (b. 1550)

1608- Joachim III Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg -(b. 1546)

1610- Caravaggio -Italian painter (b. 1573)

1639- Bernard of Saxe-Weimar -German general (b. 1604)

1695- Johannes Camphuys -Dutch politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1634)

1698- Johann Heinrich Heidegger -Swiss theologian (b. 1633)

1721- Jean-Antoine Watteau -French painter (b. 1684)

1730- François de Neufville, duc de Villeroy -French general (b. 1644)

1756- Pieter Langendijk -Dutch poet and playwright (b. 1683)

1792- John Paul Jones -American admiral (b. 1747)

1817- Jane Austen -English author (b. 1775)

1863- Robert Gould Shaw -American colonel (b. 1837)

1872- Benito Juárez -Mexican lawyer and politician, 26th President of Mexico (b. 1806)

1884- Ferdinand von Hochstetter -Austrian geologist and academic (b. 1829)

1890- Lydia Becker -British suffragette (b. 1827)

1892- Thomas Cook -English travel agent, founded the Thomas Cook Group (b. 1808)

1899- Horatio Alger, Jr. -American author (b. 1832)

1916- Benjamin C. Truman -American journalist and author (b. 1835)

1918- Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (1864–1918)|Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine -(b. 1864)

1925- Louis-Nazaire Bégin -Canadian cardinal (b. 1840)

1932- Jean Jules Jusserand -French author and diplomat (b. 1855)

1937- Julian Bell -English poet and academic (b. 1908)

1938- Marie of Romania -(b. 1875)

1944- Thomas Sturge Moore -English poet and author (b. 1870)

1947- Heiti Talvik -Estonian poet (b. 1904)

1947- Evald Tipner -Estonian footballer and ice hockey player (b. 1906)

1948- Herman Gummerus -Finnish historian and politician (b. 1877)

1949- Vítězslav Novák -Czech composer and educator (b. 1870)

1950- Carl Clinton Van Doren -American author and critic (b. 1885)

1952- Jack Earle -American actor (b. 1906)

1952- Paul Saintenoy -Belgian architect and historian (b. 1862)

1953- Lucy Booth -English-Swedish daughter of William Booth|William and Catherine Booth (b. 1868)

1954- Machine Gun Kelly -American gangster (b. 1895)

1966- Bobby Fuller -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Bobby Fuller Four) (b. 1942)

1968- Corneille Heymans -Belgian physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

1968- Manfred Toeppen -American water polo player (b. 1887)

1969- Mary Jo Kopechne -American educator and secretary (b. 1940)

1973- Jack Hawkins -English actor and producer (b. 1910)

1975- Vaughn Bodē -American illustrator (b. 1941)

1982- Lionel Daunais -Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1902)

1982- Roman Jakobson -Russian–American linguist and literary theorist (b. 1896)

1984- Lally Bowers -English actress and singer (b. 1914)

1984- Grigori Kromanov -Estonian director and screenwriter (b. 1926)

1985- Shahnawaz Bhutto -Pakistani son of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (b. 1958)

1985- Louisa Ghijs -Belgian actress (b. 1902)

1988- Nico -German singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and actress (b. 1938)

1988- Joly Braga Santos -Portuguese composer and conductor (b. 1924)

1989- Donnie Moore -American baseball player (b. 1954)

1989- Marika Nezer -Turkish-Greek actress (b. 1906)

1989- Rebecca Schaeffer -American actress (b. 1967)

1990- Yun Bo-seon -South Korean politician, 4th President of South Korea (b. 1897)

1990- Karl Menninger -American psychiatrist (b. 1896)

1990- Gerry Boulet -Canadian singer-songwriter (Offenbach (band)|Offenbach) (b. 1946)

1990- Johnny Wayne -Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1918)

1995- Srinagarindra -Thai wife of Mahidol Adulyadej (b. 1900)

1995- Fabio Casartelli -Italian cyclist (b. 1970)

1997- Eugene Merle Shoemaker -American geologist and astronomer (b. 1928)

1999- Meir Ariel -Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1942)

2001- Mimi Fariña -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945)

2001- James Hatfield -American author (b. 1958)

2001- Fabio Taglioni -Italian engineer (b. 1920)

2002- Victor Emery -English physicist (b. 1933)

2002- Louis Laberge -Canadian union leader (b. 1924)

2004- André Castelot -Belgian-French historian and author (b. 1911)

2004- Paul Foot -Israeli-English journalist and author (b. 1937)

2004- Émile Peynaud -French wine maker (b. 1912)

2005- Bill Hicke -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1938)

2005- William Westmoreland -American general (b. 1914)

2007- Jerry Hadley -American tenor (b. 1952)

2007- John Kronus -American wrestler (b. 1969)

2007- Kenji Miyamoto (politician)|Kenji Miyamoto -Japanese politician (b. 1908)

2008- Khosrow Shakibai -Iranian actor (b. 1944)

2009- Henry Allingham -English soldier (b. 1896)

2009- Jill Balcon -English actress (b. 1925)

2011- Georgess McHargue -American author and poet (b. 1941)

2012- Yosef Shalom Eliashiv -Lithuanian-Israeli rabbi (b. 1910)

2012- Jean François-Poncet -French politician, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (France)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for France (b. 1928)

2012- Rajesh Khanna -Indian actor, producer, politician (b. 1942)

2012- Pancho Martin -Cuban-American horse trainer (b. 1925)

2012- Jack Matthews -Welsh rugby player and physician (b. 1920)

2012- Dawoud Rajiha -Syrian general and politician, Ministry of Defense (Syria)|Minister of Defense for Syria (b. 1947)

2012- Assef Shawkat -Syrian general and politician (b. 1950)

2012- Hasan Turkmani -Syrian general and politician (b. 1935)

2013- Vaali (poet)|Vaali -Indian poet, songwriter, and actor (b. 1931)

2013- Olivier Ameisen -French-American cardiologist and educator (b. 1953)

2013- John R. Deane, Jr. -American general (b. 1919)

2013- Francis X. Kane -American colonel and engineer (b. 1918)

2013- Willie Louis -American witness in the Emmett Till|Emmett Till murder trial (b. 1937)

2013- Samar Mukherjee -Indian politician (b. 1913)

2013- Vaughn Ross -American murderer (b. 1971)

2014- Andreas Biermann -German footballer (b. 1980)

2014- Tony Dean (rugby league)|Tony Dean -English rugby player (b. 1949)

2014- João Ubaldo Ribeiro -Brazilian journalist, author, and academic (b. 1941)

2014- Dietmar Schönherr -Austrian-Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

2014- Augie and Margo Rodriguez|Augie Rodriguez -American dancer (b. 1928)