Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.
1132- Battle of Nocera -between Ranulf II, Count of Alife|Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily.
1148- Louis VII of France -lays Siege of Damascus (1148)|siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.
1411- Battle of Harlaw -one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
1487-Citizens of Leeuwarden -Netherlands strike against a ban on foreign beer.
1534- France|French -Exploration|explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.
1567- Mary, Queen of Scots -is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI and I|James VI.
1701- Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac|Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac -founds the trading post at Fort Detroit|Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit|Detroit, Michigan.
1783-The Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti|Kingdom of Georgia -and the Russian Empire sign the Treaty of Georgievsk.
1814- War of 1812 -General officer|General Phineas Riall advances toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown's United States|American invaders.
1823- Slavery -is abolished in Chile.
1823-In Maracaibo -Venezuela the naval Battle of Lake Maracaibo takes place, where Admiral José Prudencio Padilla, defeats the Spanish Navy, thus culminating the independence for the Gran Colombia.
1847-After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young -leads 148 Mormons|Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City. Celebrations of this event include the Pioneer Day (Utah)|Pioneer Day Utah state holiday and the Days of '47 Parade.
1864- American Civil War -Second Battle of Kernstown|Battle of Kernstown
1866- Reconstruction Era of the United States|Reconstruction -Tennessee becomes the first U.S. state to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.
1901- O. Henry -is released from prison in Columbus, Ohio after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
1910-The Ottoman Empire -captures the city of Shkodër, putting down the Albanian Revolt of 1910.
1911- Hiram Bingham III -re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Inca Empire|Incas".
1915-The passenger ship SS Eastland|S.S. ''Eastland'' -capsizes while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew are killed in the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
1922-The draft of the Mandatory Palestine|British Mandate of Palestine -was formally confirmed by the League of Nations#Council|Council of the League of Nations; it came into effect on 26 September 1923.
1923-The Treaty of Lausanne -settling the boundaries of modern Turkey, is signed in Switzerland by Greece, Bulgaria and other countries that fought in World War I.
1924-Archeologist Themistoklis Sofoulis -becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
1927-The Menin Gate -war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
1929-The Kellogg–Briand Pact -renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (it is first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928 by most leading world powers).
1931-A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -kills 48 people.
1935-The Dust Bowl -heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (43°C) in Chicago|Chicago, Illinois and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee|Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1937- Alabama -drops rape charges against the so-called "Scottsboro Boys".
1938-First ascent of the Eiger -north face.
1943- World War II -Bombing of Hamburg in World War II|Operation Gomorrah begins: United Kingdom|British and Canada|Canadian aeroplanes bomb Hamburg by night, and American planes by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings.
1950- Cape Canaveral Air Force Station -begins operations with the launch of a Bumper (rocket)|Bumper rocket.
1959-At the opening of the American National Exhibition -in Moscow, Vice President of the United States|U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a "Kitchen Debate".
1963-The iconic Bluenose II -was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The schooner is a major Canadian symbol.
1966- Michael Pelkey -makes the first BASE jumping|BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.
1967-During an official state visit to Canada, French President -Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: ''Vive le Québec libre!'' ("Long live free Quebec!"). The statement, interpreted as support for Quebec sovereignty movement|Quebec independence, delighted many French-speaking Quebecer|Quebecers but angered the Canada|Canadian government and many English Canada|English Canadians.
1969- Apollo program -''Apollo 11'' splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
1972- Bugojno group -is caught by Yugoslav security forces.
1974- Watergate scandal -The Supreme Court of the United States|United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President of the United States|President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.
1977-End of a four day long Libyan–Egyptian War -
1980-The Quietly Confident Quartet -of Australia at the 1980 Summer Olympics|Australia wins the Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay|Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the 1980 Summer Olympics|Moscow Olympics, the only time the United States has not won the event at Olympic level.
1982-Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki|Nagasaki, Japan -killing 299.
1983-The Black July -anti-Tamil riots begin in Sri Lanka, killing between 400 and 3,000. Black July is generally regarded as the beginning of the Sri Lankan Civil War.
1983- George Brett -batting for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the "George Brett|Pine Tar Incident".
1990- Iraq -forces start massing on the Kuwait-Iraq border.
1991- Manmohan Singh -presents his budget speech to the Indian Parliament which led to economic liberalisation in India
1998- United States Capitol shooting incident (1998)|Russell Eugene Weston, Jr. -bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
2001- Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha -the last List of Bulgarian monarchs|Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as List of Prime Ministers of Bulgaria|Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain Power (politics)|political power through democratic election to a different office.
2001- Bandaranaike Airport attack -is carried out by 14 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam|Tamil Tiger commandos, all died in this attack. They destroyed 11 Aircraft (mostly military) and damaged 15, there are no civilian casualties. This incident slowed down Sri Lankan economy.
2002- Democratic Party (United States)|Democrat -James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.
923- Emperor Suzaku -of Japan (d. 952)
1529- Charles II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach -(d. 1577)
1561- Maria of the Palatinate-Simmern -(d. 1589)
1574- Thomas Platter the Younger -Swiss physician (d. 1628)
1660- Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury -English politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1718)
1725- John Newton -English sailor and clergyman (d. 1807)
1757- Vladimir Borovikovsky -Russian painter (d. 1825)
1783- Simón Bolívar -Venezuelan commander and politician, 2nd President of Venezuela (d. 1830)
1786- Joseph Nicollet -French mathematician and explorer (d. 1843)
1794- Johan Georg Forchhammer -Danish mineralogist and geologist (d. 1865)
1802- Alexandre Dumas -French author and playwright (d. 1870)
1803- Adolphe Adam -French composer and critic (d. 1856)
1821- William Poole -American boxer and gangster (d. 1855)
1826- Jan Gotlib Bloch -Polish theorist and activist (d. 1902)
1851- Friedrich Schottky -polish-German mathematician and theorist (d. 1935)
1853- William Gillette -American actor and author (d. 1937)
1856- Émile Picard -French mathematician and academic (d. 1941)
1857- Henrik Pontoppidan -Danish author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)
1857- Juan Vicente Gómez -Venezuelan general and politician, 27th President of Venezuela (d. 1935)
1860- Princess Charlotte of Prussia -(d. 1919)
1860- Alphonse Mucha -Czech painter (d. 1939)
1864- Frank Wedekind -German playwright (d. 1918)
1867- Vicente Acosta -Salvadoran poet (d. 1908)
1867- E. F. Benson -English archaeologist and author (d. 1940)
1867- Fred Tate -English cricketer and coach (d. 1943)
1874- Oswald Chambers -Scottish minister and author (d. 1917)
1874- Hermann Wilker -German rower (d. 1941)
1877- Calogero Vizzini -Italian mobster (d. 1954)
1878- Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany -Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1957)
1880- Ernest Bloch -Swiss-American composer and educator (d. 1959)
1880- Kristian Hellström -Swedish runner (d. 1946)
1886- Jun'ichirō Tanizaki -Japanese author (d. 1965)
1888- Arthur Richardson (Australian cricketer)|Arthur Richardson -Australian cricketer and coach (d. 1973)
1895- Robert Graves -English-Spanish author, poet, and scholar (d. 1985)
1897- Amelia Earhart -American pilot and author (d. 1937)
1899- Chief Dan George -Canadian actor (d. 1981)
1900- Zelda Fitzgerald -American author and poet (d. 1948)
1901- Francisco Fernández Fernández -Spanish super-centenarian (d. 2012)
1904- Leo Arnaud -French-American trombonist, composer, and conductor (d. 1991)
1904- Richard B. Morris -American historian and academic (d. 1989)
1910- Harry Horner -American director and production designer (d. 1994)
1912- Essie Summers -New Zealand author (d. 1998)
1913- Britton Chance -American biologist and sailor (d. 2010)
1914- Ed Mirvish -American-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2007)
1915- Enrique Fernando -Filipino jurist, 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 2004)
1915- Dick Sprang -American illustrator (d. 2000)
1916- Bob Eberly -American singer (d. 1981)
1916- John D. MacDonald -American author (d. 1986)
1917- Robert Farnon -Canadian trumpet player, composer, and conductor (d. 2005)
1917- Jack Moroney -Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
1918- Ruggiero Ricci -American violinist and educator (d. 2012)
1919- Robert Marsden Hope -Australian lawyer and judge (d. 1999)
1919- Ferdinand Kübler -Swiss cyclist
1919- John Winkin -American baseball player, coach, and journalist (d. 2014)
1920- Bella Abzug -American lawyer and politician (d. 1998)
1920- Constance Dowling -American model and actress (d. 1969)
1921- Giuseppe Di Stefano -Italian tenor (d. 2008)
1921- Billy Taylor -American pianist and composer (d. 2010)
1922- Madeleine Ferron -Canadian author (d. 2010)
1924- Wilfred Josephs -English composer (d. 1997)
1924- Aris Poulianos -Greek anthropologist and archaeologist
1927- Zara Mints -Russian-Estonian philologist and academic (d. 1990)
1929- Alfred Binns -Jamaican cricketer
1930- Alfred Balk -American journalist and author (d. 2010)
1930- Keshubhai Patel -Indian politician, 10th Chief Minister of Gujarat
1931- Ermanno Olmi -Italian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer
1931- Éric Tabarly -French commander (d. 1998)
1932- Gustav Andreas Tammann -German astronomer
1933- John Aniston -Greek-American actor
1933- Doug Sanders -American golfer
1934- Sante Kimes -American murderer (d. 2014)
1934- P. S. Soosaithasan -Sri Lankan politician
1935- Aaron Elkins -American author
1935- Pat Oliphant -Australian cartoonist
1935- Les Reed (songwriter)|Les Reed -English pianist, composer, and conductor
1935- Derek Varnals -South African cricketer
1936- Ruth Buzzi -American actress
1936- Mark Goddard -American actor
1936- Dan Inosanto -American martial artist and actor
1936- Albert Marrin -American historian and author
1937- Manoj Kumar -Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1937- Quinlan Terry -English architect
1938- Alexis Jacquemin -Belgian economist and academic (d. 2004)
1938- Eugene J. Martin -American painter
1938- John Sparling -New Zealand cricketer
1939- Walt Bellamy -American basketball player (d. 2013)
1939- David Simon, Baron Simon of Highbury -English businessman and politician
1940- Rex Garvin -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2013)
1940- Stanley Hauerwas -American theologian and educator
1940- Dan Hedaya -American actor
1941- John Bond (banker)|John Bond -English banker
1942- Heinz (singer)|Heinz -German-English singer-songwriter and bass player (The Tornados) (d. 2000)
1942- David Miner (musician)|David Miner -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Great Society (band)|The Great Society)
1942- Chris Sarandon -American actor
1944- Jim Armstrong (guitarist)|Jim Armstrong -Irish guitarist (Them (band)|Them)
1945- Frank Close -English physicist and academic
1945- Linda Harrison (actress)|Linda Harrison -American actress
1945- Azim Premji -Indian businessman and philanthropist
1945- Hugh Ross (creationist)|Hugh Ross -Canadian-American astrophysicist and astronomer
1946- Gallagher (comedian)|Gallagher -American comedian and actor
1946- Friedhelm Haebermann -German footballer and manager
1946- Hervé Vilard -French singer
1947- Zaheer Abbas -Pakistani cricketer and manager
1947- Robert Hays -American actor and producer
1947- Geoff McQueen -English screenwriter (d. 1994)
1947- Peter Serkin -American pianist and educator
1948- Michael Coveney -English author and critic
1949- Yves Duteil -French singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949- Michael Richards -American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1950- Arliss Ryan -American author
1951- Lynda Carter -American actress and singer
1951- Gypie Mayo -English guitarist and songwriter (Dr. Feelgood and The Yardbirds) (d. 2013)
1951- Chris Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury -English politician, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
1952- Gus Van Sant -American director, producer, and screenwriter
1953- Julian Brazier -English captain and politician
1953- Jon Faddis -American trumpet player, composer, and conductor
1953- Claire McCaskill -American lawyer and politician
1953- James Newcome -English bishop
1954- Günter Böttcher -German handball player (d. 2012)
1955- Brad Watson (writer)|Brad Watson -American author and academic
1956- Charlie Crist -American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of Florida
1956- Pat Finn -American game show host and producer
1957- Larry Gott -English singer and guitarist (James (band)|James)
1957- Pam Tillis -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1958- Joe Barry Carroll -American basketball player
1958- Mick Karn -Cypriot-English guitarist and songwriter (Japan (band)|Japan, Dalis Car, NiNa, and JBK (music)|JBK) (d. 2011)
1958- Jim Leighton -Scottish footballer and coach
1960- Catherine Destivelle -Algerian-French rock climber and mountaineer
1961- Kerry Dixon -English footballer and manager
1961- Paul Geary -American singer, drummer, and manager (Extreme (band)|Extreme)
1962- Johnny O'Connell -American race car driver
1963- Julie Krone -American jockey
1963- Karl Malone -American basketball player and coach
1964- Barry Bonds -American baseball player
1964- Pedro Passos Coelho -Portuguese economist and politician, 118th Prime Minister of Portugal
1964- Urmas Kaljend -Estonian footballer
1964- John Rosengren -American author
1964- Banana Yoshimoto -Japanese author
1965- Andrew Gaze -Australian basketball player and sportscaster
1965- Kadeem Hardison -American actor, director, and screenwriter
1965- Doug Liman -American director and producer
1966- Mo-Do -Italian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1966- Martin Keown -English footballer and coach
1968- Kristin Chenoweth -American actress and singer
1968- Colleen Doran -American author and illustrator
1968- Malcolm Ingram -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
1968- Laura Leighton -American actress
1969- Rick Fox -Bahamian basketball player and actor
1969- Ahn Ji-hwan -South Korean voice actor
1969- Jennifer Lopez -American actress, singer, and dancer
1970- Stephanie Adams -American model and author
1970- Julia Bradbury -Irish-English journalist
1970- Elli Kokkinou -Greek singer
1971- Dino Baggio -Italian footballer
1971- John Partridge (actor)|John Partridge -English actor, singer, and dancer
1972- Kaiō Hiroyuki -Japanese sumo wrestler
1972- Jen Miller -American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1973- Amanda Stretton -English race car driver and journalist
1975- Tracey Crouch -English politician
1975- Dafydd James -Zambian-Welsh rugby player
1975- Jamie Langenbrunner -American ice hockey player
1975- Eric Szmanda -American actor
1975- Torrie Wilson -American wrestler and model
1976- Rafer Alston -American basketball player
1976- Nate Bump -American baseball player
1976- Laura Fraser -Scottish actress
1976- Tiago Monteiro -Portuguese race car driver
1977- Danny Dyer -English actor
1977- Mehdi Mahdavikia -Iranian footballer
1977- Aitor Pérez -Spanish cyclist
1978- Andy Irons -American surfer (d. 2010)
1978- Crista Nicole -American model
1978- Joanna Taylor -English model and actress
1979- Rose Byrne -Australian actress
1979- Alexis Mateo -Puerto Rican drag queen performer
1979- Jerrod Niemann -American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979- Stat Quo -American rapper and producer
1979- Valerio Scassellati -Italian race car driver
1979- Anne-Gaëlle Sidot -French tennis player
1979- Lee Si-yeon -South Korean actress
1979- Mark Andrew Smith -American author
1979- Ryan Speier -American baseball player
1980- Gauge (pornographic actress)|Gauge -American porn actress
1980- Wilfred Bungei -Kenyan runner
1980- Joel Stroetzel -American guitarist (Killswitch Engage and Aftershock (band)|Aftershock)
1981- Summer Glau -American actress
1981- Mark Robinson (footballer, born 1981)|Mark Robinson -English footballer
1982- Chris Barrett -American director, producer, and author
1982- Élise Crombez -Belgian model
1982- Luka Magnotta -Canadian porn actor and model
1982- Trevor Matthews -Canadian actor and producer, founded Brookstreet Pictures
1982- Thiago Medeiros -Brazilian race car driver
1982- Mewelde Moore -American football player
1982- Elisabeth Moss -American actress
1982- Anna Paquin -Canadian-New Zealand actress
1982- Michael Poppmeier -South African-German rugby player
1983- Daniele De Rossi -Italian footballer
1983- Joey Kovar -American model (d. 2012)
1983- Asami Mizukawa -Japanese actress
1984- Patrick Harvey (actor)|Patrick Harvey -Irish-Australian actor
1984- Tyler Kyte -Canadian actor, singer, and drummer (Sweet Thing (band)|Sweet Thing)
1984- Dhani Lennevald -Swedish singer and dancer (A-Teens)
1984- Leanne Moore -Irish singer
1984- Adam Nelson (footballer)|Adam Nelson -Scottish footballer
1984- Joris Putman -Dutch actor
1985- Patrice Bergeron -Canadian ice hockey player
1985- Aries Merritt -American hurdler
1985- Teagan Presley -American porn actress
1985- Lukáš Rosol -Czech tennis player
1985- Eric Wright (cornerback, born 1985)|Eric Wright -American football player
1986- Vugar Gashimov -Azerbaijani chess player (d. 2014)
1986- Andrei Lutai -Russian figure skater
1986- Megan Park -Canadian actress
1986- Kaido Saks -Estonian basketball player
1986- Natalie Tran -Australian blogger
1987- Jovan Belcher -American football player (d. 2012)
1987- Filipe Francisco dos Santos -Brazilian footballer
1987- Nathan Gerbe -American ice hockey player
1987- Merve Sevi -Turkish actress
1987- Mara Wilson -American actress and playwright
1988- Ricky Petterd -Australian footballer
1988- Han Seung-yeon -South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Kara (band)|Kara)
1989- Maurkice Pouncey -American football player
1989- Kim Tae-Hwan -South Korean footballer
1990- Daveigh Chase -American actress and singer
1990- Jay McGuiness -English singer (The Wanted)
1990- Dean Stoneman -English race car driver
1991- Manuel Fischnaller -Italian footballer
1991- Lin Yue -Chinese diver
1992- Dmitry Abyzov -Russian footballer
1992- Mikaël Kingsbury -Canadian skier
1998- Bindi Irwin -Australian television host and actress
History of Deaths
1115- Matilda of Tuscany -(b. 1046)
1129- Emperor Shirakawa -of Japan (b. 1053)
1240- Konrad von Thüringen -German knight (b. 1206)
1568- Carlos, Prince of Asturias -(b. 1545)
1594- John Boste -English martyr and saint (b. 1544)
1739- Benedetto Marcello -Italian composer and educator (b. 1686)
1768- Nathaniel Lardner -English theologian (b. 1684)
1862- Martin Van Buren -American lawyer and politician, 8th President of the United States (b. 1782)
1891- Hermann Raster -German-American journalist and politician (b. 1827)
1908- Vicente Acosta -Salvadoran poet (b. 1867)
1910- Arkhip Kuindzhi -Russian painter (b. 1841)
1922- Saint George Ashe -Maltese-English rower (b. 1871)
1927- Ryūnosuke Akutagawa -Japanese author (b. 1892)
1957- Sacha Guitry -French actor and director (b. 1885)
1962- Wilfrid Noyce -English mountaineer and author (b. 1917)
1965- Constance Bennett -American actress, singer, and producer (b. 1904)
1966- Tony Lema -American golfer (b. 1934)
1969- Witold Gombrowicz -Polish author and playwright (b. 1904)
1970- Peter de Noronha -Indian businessman, philanthropist, and civil servant (b. 1897)
1974- James Chadwick -English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
1980- Uttam Kumar -Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1926)
1980- Peter Sellers -English actor, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
1985- Ezechiele Ramin -Italian missionary and martyr (b. 1953)
1986- Fritz Albert Lipmann -German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1986- Qudrat Ullah Shahab -Pakistani civil servant and author (b. 1917)
1991- Isaac Bashevis Singer -Polish-American author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1992- Arletty -French actress and singer (b. 1898)
1992- Sam Berger -Canadian lawyer and businessman (b. 1900)
1993- Rene Requiestas -Filipino actor (b. 1957)
1995- Marjorie Cameron -American actress and painter (b. 1922)
1995- Jerry Lordan -English singer-songwriter (b. 1934)
1995- George Rodger -English photographer and journalist (b. 1908)
1996- Alphonso Theodore Roberts -Vincentian cricketer and activist (b. 1937)
1997- William J. Brennan, Jr. -American colonel and jurist (b. 1906)
1997- Saw Maung -Burmese general and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1928)
2000- Ahmad Shamloo -Iranian poet and journalist (b. 1925)
2000- G. Wood -American actor (b. 1919)
2001- Georges Dor -Canadian author, playwright, and composer (b. 1931)
2004- Bob Azzam -Lebanese singer (b. 1925)
2005- Richard Doll -English physiologist and epidemiologist (b. 1912)
2007- Albert Ellis -American psychologist and author (b. 1913)
2007- Chaney Kley -American actor (b. 1972)
2007- Nicola Zaccaria -Greek opera singer (b. 1923)
2008- Norman Dello Joio -American pianist and composer (b. 1913)
2010- Alex Higgins -Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
2011- Frank Dietrich (politician)|Frank Dietrich -German politician (b. 1966)
2011- Dan Peek -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (America (band)|America) (b. 1950)
2011- David Servan-Schreiber -French physician, neuroscientist, and author (b. 1961)
2011- G. D. Spradlin -American actor (b. 1920)
2011- Skip Thomas -American football player (b. 1950)
2012- Chad Everett -American actor (b. 1936)
2012- Sherman Hemsley -American actor (b. 1938)
2012- Larry Hoppen -American singer and guitarist (Orleans (band)|Orleans) (b. 1951)
2012- Robert Ledley -American physiologist and physicist, invented the CT scanner (b. 1926)
2012- Themo Lobos -Chilean author and illustrator (b. 1928)
2012- John Atta Mills -Ghanaian politician, 3rd President of Ghana (b. 1944)
2012- Gregorio Peces-Barba -Spanish jurist and politician (b. 1938)
2013- Garry Davis -American pilot and activist, created the World Passport (b. 1921)
2013- Fred Dretske -American philosopher and academic (b. 1932)
2013- Virginia E. Johnson -American psychologist and sexologist (b. 1925)
2013- Pius Langa -South Africa jurist, 19th Chief Justice of South Africa (b. 1939)
2013- Chiwoniso Maraire -Zimbabwean singer-songwriter (b. 1976)
2013- Donald Symington -American actor (b. 1925)
2014- Ik-Hwan Bae -South Korean-American violinist (b. 1956)
2014- Yoo Chae-yeong -South Korean-American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1973)
2014- Christian Falk -Swedish singer-songwriter and bass player (Imperiet) (b. 1962)
2014- Dale Schlueter -American basketball player (b. 1945)
2014- Hans-Hermann Sprado -German journalist and author (b. 1956)