This Day in History

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

Events History

437-Emperor Valentinian III -begins his reign over the Western Roman Empire. His mother Galla Placidia ends her Regent|regency, but continues to exercise Politics|political influence at the court in Rome.

626- Li Shimin -the future Emperor Taizong of Tang, ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Xuanwu Gate Incident.

706-In China -Emperor Zhongzong of Tang inters the bodies of relatives in the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang outside Chang'an.

963-The Byzantine army|imperial army -proclaims Nikephoros II|Nicephorus Phocas List of Byzantine emperors|Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Kayseri|Cappadocian Caesarea.

1298-The Battle of Göllheim -is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Germany|Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.

1494-The Treaty of Tordesillas -is ratified by Spain.

1504- Bogdan III the One-Eyed -becomes Voivode of Moldavia.

1555-The Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis -sacks the Italian city of Paola, Italy|Paola.

1561- Menas of Ethiopia|Menas -Emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz.

1582- Battle of Yamazaki -Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Akechi Mitsuhide.

1613-The first Kingdom of England|English -expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place.

1644- English Civil War -Battle of Marston Moor.

1679-Europeans first visit Minnesota -and see headwaters of Mississippi River|Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth.

1698- Thomas Savery -patents the first steam engine.

1776-The Second Continental Congress|Continental Congress -adopts a Lee Resolution|resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain although the wording of the formal United States Declaration of Independence|Declaration of Independence is not approved until July 4.

1777- Vermont -becomes the first United States|American territory to abolish slavery.

1822-Thirty-five slaves are hanged in South Carolina -including Denmark Vesey, after being accused of organizing a slave rebellion.

1823- Bahia -Independence Day: The end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with Siege of Salvador|the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.

1839-Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba -53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinqué take over the slave ship ''La Amistad|Amistad''.

1853-The Russian Army crossed the Pruth river into the Danubian Principalities -Moldavia and Wallachia—providing the spark that set off the Crimean war#First hostilities|Crimean War.

1871- Victor Emmanuel II of Italy -enters Rome after having conquered it from the Papal States.

1881- Charles J. Guiteau -shoots and fatally wounds President of the United States|U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually dies from an infection on September 19.

1890-The Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress -passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

1897-Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi -obtains a patent for radio in London.

1900-The first Zeppelin -flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

1917-The East St. Louis Riot -end.

1921- World War I -President of the United States|U.S. President Warren G. Harding signs the Knox–Porter Resolution formally ending the war between the United States and Imperial Germany.

1934-The Night of the Long Knives -ends with the death of Ernst Röhm.

1937- Amelia Earhart -and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.

1940- India -independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.

1950-The Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji -in Kyoto, Japan arson|burns down.

1962-The first Wal-Mart -store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.

1964- President of the United States|U.S. President -Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.

1966-The French military explodes a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldébaran in Mururoa -their first nuclear test in the Pacific.

1976-Fall of the South Vietnam|Republic of Vietnam -Communist North Vietnam declares their union to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

1986- Rodrigo Rojas DeNegri|Rodrigo Rojas -and Carmen Gloria Quintana were burnt alive during a street demonstration against the Military government of Chile (1973–1990)|dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile.

2000- Vicente Fox Quesada -is elected the first President of Mexico|President of México from an opposition party, the National Action Party (Mexico)|Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party|Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

2001-The AbioCor -self-contained artificial heart is first implanted.

2002- Steve Fossett -becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.

2005-The Live 8 -benefit concerts takes place in the G8 states and in South Africa, More than 1,000 musicians performed and are broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.

2013-The International Astronomical Union -names Moons of Pluto|Pluto's fourth and fifth moons, Kerberos (moon)|Kerberos and Styx (moon)|Styx.

Famous Birthdays

419- Valentinian III -Roman emperor (d. 455)

1363- Maria, Queen of Sicily -(d. 1401)

1489- Thomas Cranmer -English archbishop (d. 1556)

1492- Elizabeth Tudor (1492–1495)|Elizabeth Tudor -English daughter of Henry VII of England (d. 1495)

1647- Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham -English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1730)

1665- Samuel Penhallow -English-American soldier and historian (d. 1726)

1667- Pietro Ottoboni (cardinal)|Pietro Ottoboni -Italian cardinal (d. 1740)

1698- Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena -(d. 1780)

1714- Christoph Willibald Gluck -German composer (d. 1787)

1724- Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock -German poet (d. 1803)

1750- Thomas Spence -English author (d. 1814)

1819- Charles-Louis Hanon -French pianist and composer (d. 1900)

1820- George Law Curry -American publisher and politician, and 5th List of Governors of Oregon|Governor of the Oregon Territory (d. 1878)

1821- Charles Tupper -Canadian politician, 6th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1915)

1849- Maria Theresa of Austria-Este (1849–1919)|Maria Theresa of Austria-Este -(d. 1919)

1855- Louis Maxson -American archer (d. 1916)

1862- William Henry Bragg -English physicist, chemist, and mathematician Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1942)

1865- Lily Braun -German author (d. 1916)

1869- Liane de Pougy -French dancer (d. 1950)

1876- Wilhelm Cuno -German politician, Chancellor of Germany (German Reich)|Chancellor of Germany (d. 1933)

1877- Hermann Hesse -German-Swiss author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)

1881- Royal Hurlburt Weller -American lawyer and politician (d. 1929)

1884- Alfons Maria Jakob -German neurologist (d. 1931)

1893- Ralph Hancock (landscape gardener)|Ralph Hancock -Welsh gardener and author (d. 1950)

1896- Lydia Mei -Estonian painter (d. 1965)

1900- Tyrone Guthrie -English actor and director (d. 1971)

1902- K. Kanapathypillai -Ceylon academic and author (d. 1968)

1902- Germaine Thyssens-Valentin -Dutch pianist (d. 1987)

1903- Alec Douglas-Home -English politician, 66th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)

1903- Olav V of Norway -(d. 1991)

1904- René Lacoste -French tennis player and businessman, created the polo shirt (d. 1996)

1906- Hans Bethe -German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)

1906- Séra Martin -French runner (d. 1993)

1906- Christos Tsaganeas -Romanian-Greek actor and cinematographer (d. 1976)

1908- Thurgood Marshall -American jurist, 32nd United States Solicitor General (d. 1993)

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

1913- Max Beloff, Baron Beloff -English historian and academic (d. 1999)

1914- Frederick Fennell -American conductor and educator (d. 2004)

1914- Ethelreda Leopold -American actress (d. 1988)

1914- Mário Schenberg -Brazilian physicist and engineer (d. 1990)

1914- Erich Topp -German admiral (d. 2005)

1915- Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington -Italian-English soldier and politician

1916- Ken Curtis -American actor and singer (d. 1991)

1916- Hans-Ulrich Rudel -German colonel and pilot (d. 1982)

1917- Murry Wilson -American songwriter, producer, and manager (d. 1973)

1918- Wim Boost -Dutch cartoonist (d. 2005)

1919- Jean Craighead George -American author (d. 2012)

1920- John Kneubuhl -Samoan-American historian, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 1992)

1920- Annette Kerr -Scottish-English actress (d. 2013)

1922- Pierre Cardin -Italian-French fashion designer

1923- Cyril M. Kornbluth -American author (d. 1958)

1923- Wisława Szymborska -Polish poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

1925- Medgar Evers -American soldier and activist (d. 1963)

1925- Patrice Lumumba -Congolese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1961)

1925- Marvin Rainwater -American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

1926- Octavian Paler -Romanian journalist and politician (d. 2007)

1927- James Mackay, Baron Mackay of Clashfern -Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor|Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain

1927- Brock Peters -American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2005)

1928- Line Renaud -French actress and singer

1929- Abraham Avigdorov -Israeli soldier (d. 2012)

1929- John A. Cade -American politician (d. 1996)

1929- Daphne Hasenjager -South African sprinter

1929- Imelda Marcos -Filipino politician, 10th First Spouse of the Philippines|First Lady of the Philippines

1930- Ahmad Jamal -American pianist, composer, and educator

1930- Carlos Menem -Argentinian lawyer and politician, 50th President of Argentina

1932- Dave Thomas (American businessman)|Dave Thomas -American businessman and philanthropist, founded Wendy's (d. 2002)

1933- Peter Desbarats -Canadian journalist, author, and playwright

1933- Kenny Wharram -Canadian ice hockey player

1934- Tom Springfield -English singer-songwriter and producer (The Springfields)

1936- Omar Suleiman -Egyptian politician, 16th Vice President of Egypt (d. 2012)

1937- Polly Holliday -American actress

1937- Richard Petty -American race car driver

1938- David Owen -English physician and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

1939- Ferdinand Mount -English journalist and author

1939- Alexandros Panagoulis -Greek poet and politician (d. 1976)

1939- John H. Sununu -American engineer and politician, 14th White House Chief of Staff

1939- Paul Williams (The Temptations)|Paul Williams -American singer and choreographer (The Temptations) (d. 1973)

1940- Kenneth Clarke -English politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain

1941- Wendell Mottley -Trinidadian sprinter, economist, and politician

1941- Stéphane Venne -Canadian songwriter and composer

1942- John Eekelaar -South African-English lawyer and scholar

1942- Vicente Fox -Mexican businessman and politician, 35th President of Mexico

1942- George Simpson, Baron Simpson of Dunkeld -Scottish politician

1943- Ivi Eenmaa -Estonian politician, 36th Mayor of Tallinn

1943- Walter Godefroot -Belgian cyclist

1943- Larry Lake (musician)|Larry Lake -American-Canadian trumpet player and composer (d. 2013)

1946- Richard Axel -American neuroscientist and biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1946- Ricky Bruch -Swedish discus thrower (d. 2011)

1946- Ron Silver -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2009)

1947- Larry David -American actor, screenwriter, and producer

1947- Luci Baines Johnson -American daughter of Lyndon B. Johnson

1947- Stephen Stucker -American actor (d. 1986)

1947- Ann Taylor, Baroness Taylor of Bolton -English politician, Minister for International Security Strategy

1948- Mutula Kilonzo -Kenyan lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

1948- Gene McFadden -American singer-songwriter and producer (McFadden & Whitehead) (d. 2006)

1948- Saul Rubinek -Canadian actor and director

1949- Roy Bittan -American keyboard player and songwriter (E Street Band)

1949- Greg Brown (folk musician)|Greg Brown -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1949- Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu -French actor (d. 2010)

1949- Robert Paquette -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1949- Hanno Pöschl -Austrian actor

1949- Nancy Stephens -American actress and producer

1950- Lynne Brindley -English librarian and academic

1950- Jon Trickett -English politician

1951- Elisabeth Brooks -Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1997)

1951- Jack Gantos -American author

1951- Michele Santoro -Italian journalist

1952- Johnny Colla -American guitarist and songwriter (Huey Lewis and the News)

1953- Sharifah Aini -Malaysian singer (d. 2014)

1953- Tony Armas -Venezuelan baseball player and coach

1953- Jean-Claude Borelly -French trumpet player and composer

1953- Brian Clarke (artist)|Brian Clarke -English painter and stained glass designer

1953- Mark Hart -American guitarist and keyboard player (Crowded House and Supertramp)

1954- Pete Briquette -Irish bass player, songwriter, and producer (The Boomtown Rats)

1954- Chris Huhne -English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

1954- Wendy Schaal -American actress

1955- Kim Carr -Australian educator and politician, 31st Minister for Human Services (Australia)|Australian Minister for Human Services

1955- Andrew Divoff -Venezuelan-American actor and producer

1955- Kevin Michael Grace -Canadian journalist

1956- Jerry Hall -American model and actress

1957- Bret Hart -Canadian wrestler and actor

1957- Jüri Raidla -Estonian lawyer and politician, Ministry of Justice (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Justice

1957- Purvis Short -American basketball player

1957- Mike Weatherley -English politician

1958- Thomas Bickerton -American bishop

1958- Đặng Thái Sơn -Vietnamese-Canadian pianist

1960- Terry Rossio -American screenwriter and producer

1960- Maria Lourdes Sereno -Filipino lawyer and jurist, 24th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines

1961- Clark Kellogg -American basketball player and sportscaster

1961- Samy Naceri -French actor

1963- Mark Kermode -English bassist and critic (The Dodge Brothers)

1964- Doug Benson -American comedian, actor, and producer

1964- Stéphan Bureau -Canadian journalist and producer

1964- Jose Canseco -Cuban-American baseball player and mixed martial artist

1964- Ozzie Canseco -Cuban-American baseball player, coach, and manager

1964- Joe Magrane -American baseball player and sportscaster

1964- Hisakatsu Oya -Japanese wrestler

1964- Charles Robinson (referee)|Charles Robinson -American wrestler and referee

1964- Alan Tait -English-Scottish rugby player and coach

1964- Andrea Yates -American murderer

1965- Norbert Röttgen -German politician

1966- Jean-François Richet -French director, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Matthew Cox -American criminal

1969- Jenni Rivera -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (d. 2012)

1969- Tim Rodber -English rugby player

1970- Derrick Adkins -American hurdler

1970- Yancy Butler -American actress

1970- Colin Edwin -Australian bass player (Porcupine Tree and Henry Fool (band)|Henry Fool)

1970- Scotty 2 Hotty -American wrestler and firefighter

1970- Monie Love -English-American rapper (Native Tongues)

1970- Steve Morrow -Irish footballer and manager

1971- Troy Brown -American football player

1971- Evelyn Lau -Canadian poet and author

1971- Bryan Redpath -Scottish rugby player and coach

1971- Samantha Giles -English actress

1972- Darren Shan -English-Irish author

1973- Peter Kay -English comedian, actor, director, and producer

1974- Sean Casey (baseball)|Sean Casey -American baseball player and sportscaster

1974- Tim Christensen -Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dizzy Mizz Lizzy)

1974- Rocky Gray -American drummer, guitarist, and songwriter (Evanescence, We Are the Fallen, Living Sacrifice, Soul Embraced, and Mourningside)

1974- Matthew Reilly -Australian author

1974- Moon So-ri -South Korean actress

1975- Éric Dazé -Canadian ice hockey player

1975- Kristen Michal -Estonian lawyer and politician

1975- Erik Ohlsson (musician)|Erik Ohlsson -Swedish singer and guitarist (Millencolin)

1975- Stefan Terblanche -South African rugby player

1976- Krisztián Lisztes -Hungarian footballer

1976- Mihkel Tüür -Estonian architect

1976- Tomáš Vokoun -Czech-American ice hockey player

1978- Diana Gurtskaya -Georgian singer-songwriter

1978- Julie Night -American porn actress

1978- Jüri Ratas -Estonian politician, 42nd Mayor of Tallinn

1978- Owain Yeoman -Welsh actor

1979- Walter Davis (triple jumper)|Walter Davis -American triple jumper

1979- Sam Hornish, Jr. -American race car driver

1979- Joe Thornton -Canadian ice hockey player

1980- Nicole Briscoe -American model and journalist, Miss Illinois Teen USA|Miss Illinois Teen USA 1998

1980- Nyjer Morgan -American baseball player

1981- Nathan Ellington -English footballer

1981- Alex Koroknay-Palicz -American activist

1981- Angel Pagán -Puerto Rican baseball player

1981- Carlos Rogers (American football)|Carlos Rogers -American football player

1981- Aaron Voros -Canadian ice hockey player

1983- Michelle Branch -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (The Wreckers)

1983- Sammy J -Australian comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1984- Vanessa Lee Chester -American actress

1984- Ryan Keely -American porn actress and model

1984- Thomas Kortegaard -Danish footballer

1984- Johnny Weir -American figure skater

1985- Rhett Bomar -American football player

1985- Corey Bringas -American actor

1985- Chad Henne -American football player

1985- Jürgen Roelandts -Belgian cyclist

1985- Ashley Tisdale -American actress and singer

1986- Brett Cecil -American baseball player

1986- Lindsay Lohan -American actress and singer

1987- Esteban Granero -Spanish footballer

1987- Ruslana Korshunova -Kazakh model (d. 2008)

1988- Porta (rapper)|Porta -Spanish rapper

1988- Lee Chung-Yong -South Korean footballer

1989- Dev (singer)|Dev -American singer-songwriter

1989- Ivan Dobronravov -Russian actor

1989- Nadezhda Grishaeva -Russian basketball player

1989- Alex Morgan -American soccer player

1989- Omero Mumba -Irish actor and singer

1990- Roman Lob -German singer-songwriter

1990- Margot Robbie -Australian actress

1990- Danny Rose (footballer, born 1990)|Danny Rose -English footballer

1992- Madison Chock -American ice dancer

2004- Caitlin Carmichael -American actress

History of Deaths

626- Li Jiancheng -Chinese prince (b. 589)

626- Li Yuanji -Chinese prince (b. 603)

649- Li Jing (general)|Li Jing -Chinese general (b. 571)

862- Swithun -English bishop and saint (b. 789)

1298- Adolf, King of Germany -(b. 1220)

1504- Stephen III of Moldavia -(b. 1434)

1566- Nostradamus -French astrologer and author (b. 1503)

1591- Vincenzo Galilei -Italian lute player and composer (b. 1520)

1621- Thomas Harriot -English astronomer, mathematician, and ethnographer (b. 1560)

1656- François-Marie, comte de Broglie -Italian-French general (b. 1611)

1674- Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg -(b. 1614)

1743- Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1673)

1746- Thomas Baker (antiquarian)|Thomas Baker -English antiquarian and author (b. 1656)

1778- Jean-Jacques Rousseau -Swiss philosopher and composer (b. 1712)

1778- Bathsheba Spooner -American murderer (b. 1746)

1822- Denmark Vesey -American slave (b. 1767)

1833- Gervasio Antonio de Posadas -Argentinian lawyer and politician, 1st Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (b. 1757)

1843- Samuel Hahnemann -German physician and academic (b. 1755)

1850- Robert Peel -English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1788)

1857- Carlo Pisacane -Italian soldier and philosopher (b. 1818)

1903- Ed Delahanty -American baseball player (b. 1867)

1912- Tom Richardson -English cricketer (b. 1870)

1914- Joseph Chamberlain -English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1836)

1915- Porfirio Díaz -Mexican general and politician, 29th President of Mexico (b. 1830)

1916- Louis Maxson -American archer (b. 1855)

1920- William Louis Marshall -American general (b. 1846)

1926- Émile Coué -French psychologist and pharmacist (b. 1857)

1929- Gladys Brockwell -American actress (b. 1893)

1932- Manuel II of Portugal -(b. 1889)

1934- Ernst Röhm -German Stabschef|SA officer (b. 1887)

1950- Thomas William Burgess -English swimmer (b. 1872)

1955- Edward Lawson (VC)|Edward Lawson -English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1873)

1961- Ernest Hemingway -American journalist and author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

1963- Alicia Patterson -American publisher, co-founded ''Newsday'' (b. 1906)

1964- Fireball Roberts -American race car driver (b. 1929)

1966- Jan Brzechwa -Polish poet and author (b. 1900)

1969- Michael DiBiase -American wrestler (b. 1923)

1972- Joseph Fielding Smith -American religious leader, 10th List of presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1876)

1973- Betty Grable -American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1916)

1973- Chick Hafey -American baseball player (b. 1903)

1973- George McBride -American baseball player and manager (b. 1880)

1973- Ferdinand Schörner -German field marshal (b. 1892)

1975- James Robertson Justice -English actor (b. 1907)

1977- Vladimir Nabokov -Russian-Swiss author and academic (b. 1899)

1978- Aris Alexandrou -Greek author and poet (b. 1922)

1984- Paul Dozois -Canadian politician (b. 1908)

1985- Hector Nicol -Scottish actor and singer (b. 1920)

1985- David Purley -English race car driver (b. 1945)

1986- Peanuts Lowrey -American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)

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

1989- Franklin J. Schaffner -Japanese-American director and producer (b. 1920)

1990- Snooky Lanson -American singer (b. 1914)

1991- Lee Remick -American actress (b. 1935)

1992- Camarón de la Isla -Spanish singer and guitarist (b. 1950)

1993- Fred Gwynne -American actor and singer (b. 1926)

1994- Andrés Escobar -Colombian footballer (b. 1967)

1995- Alex Jordan -American porn actress (b. 1967)

1995- Lloyd MacPhail -Canadian politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (b. 1920)

1995- Krissy Taylor -American model (b. 1978)

1997- James Stewart -American actor and singer (b. 1908)

1999- Mario Puzo -American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)

2000- Joey Dunlop -Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)

2002- Ray Brown (musician)|Ray Brown -American bassist and composer (b. 1926)

2004- Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen -Portuguese poet and author (b. 1919)

2004- John Cullen Murphy -American illustrator (b. 1919)

2004- Mochtar Lubis -Indonesian journalist and author (b. 1922)

2005- Ernest Lehman -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)

2005- Norm Prescott -American actor, composer, and producer, co-founded Filmation|Filmation Studios (b. 1927)

2006- Jan Murray -American comedian and actor (b. 1916)

2007- Beverly Sills -American soprano and actress (b. 1929)

2008- Natasha Shneider -Russian-American singer, keyboard player, and actress (Eleven (band)|Eleven) (b. 1956)

2008- Elizabeth Spriggs -English actress and screenwriter (b. 1929)

2010- Beryl Bainbridge -English actress, screenwriter, and author (b. 1932)

2011- Itamar Franco -Brazilian politician, 33rd President of Brazil (b. 1930)

2011- Chaturanan Mishra -Indian politician (b. 1925)

2012- Maurice Chevit -French actor (b. 1923)

2012- Ben Davidson -American football player and actor (b. 1940)

2012- Julian Goodman -American journalist (b. 1922)

2012- Tsutomu Koyama -Japanese volleyball player (b. 1936)

2012- Angelo Mangiarotti -Italian architect and academic (b. 1921)

2012- Ed Stroud -American baseball player (b. 1939)

2013- Anthony G. Bosco -American bishop (b. 1927)

2013- Douglas Engelbart -American computer scientist, invented the mouse (computing)|computer mouse (b. 1925)

2013- Fawzia Fuad of Egypt -(b. 1921)

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

2013- Anthony Llewellyn -Welsh-American chemist, academic, and astronaut (b. 1933)

2013- Paul Lorieau -Canadian singer (b. 1942)

2013- Arlan Stangeland -American politician (b. 1930)

2014- Emilio Álvarez Montalván -Nicaraguan ophthalmologist and politician (b. 1919)

2014- Chad Brown (poker player)|Chad Brown -American poker player and actor (b. 1961)

2014- Manuel Cardona -Spanish physicist and academic (b. 1934)

2014- Wayne K. Curry -American lawyer and politician (b. 1951)

2014- Mary Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe -(b. 1915)

2014- Harold W. Kuhn -American mathematician and academic (b. 1925)

2014- Louis Zamperini -American runner and captain (b. 1917)