This Day in History

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

Events History


238-The Praetorian Guard -storm the palace and capture Pupienus and Balbinus. They are dragged through the streets of Ancient Rome|Rome and executed. On the same day, Gordian III, age 13, is proclaimed emperor.

615- K'inich Janaab' Pakal|Pakal -ascends the throne of Palenque at the age of 12.

904- Sack of Thessalonica (904)|Sack of Thessalonica -Saracen raiders under Leo of Tripoli sack Thessaloniki, the Byzantine Empire's second-largest city, after a short siege, and plunder it for a week.

1014- Byzantine–Bulgarian wars -Battle of Kleidion

1018-Count Dirk III, Count of Holland|Dirk III -defeats an army sent by Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor|Emperor Henry II in the Battle of Vlaardingen.

1030- Earls of Lade|Ladejarl -Hereditary Kingdom of Norway|Fairhair succession wars: Battle of Stiklestad

1148-The Siege of Damascus (1148)|Siege of Damascus -ends in a decisive crusader defeat and leads to the disintegration of the Second Crusade.

1565-The widowed Mary, Queen of Scots -marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany, at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1567- James VI and I|James VI -is crowned King of Kingdom of Scotland|Scotland at Stirling.

1588- Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604)|Anglo-Spanish War -Spanish Armada#Battle of Gravelines|Battle of Gravelines

1693- Nine Years' War|War of the Grand Alliance -Battle of Landen

1793- John Graves Simcoe -decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.

1836-Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe -in Paris, France.

1848- Great Famine (Ireland)|Irish Potato Famine -Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848|Tipperary Revolt

1851- Annibale de Gasparis -discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.

1858-United States and Japan sign the Treaty of Amity and Commerce (United States–Japan)|Harris Treaty -

1864- American Civil War -Confederate States of America|Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union (American Civil War)|Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.

1899-The Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907|First Hague Convention -is signed.

1900-In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy -is assassinated by the Anarchism|anarchist Gaetano Bresci.

1907-Sir Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell|Robert Baden-Powell -sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp runs from August 1 to August 9, 1907, and is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement.

1913-The Norwegian football club Vålerenga Fotball -was founded.

1914-The Cape Cod Canal -opened.

1920-Construction of the Link River Dam -begins as part of the Klamath Project|Klamath Reclamation Project.

1921- Adolf Hitler -becomes leader of the Nazi Party|National Socialist German Workers Party.

1932- Great Depression -In Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.

1937- Tungchow Mutiny|Tōngzhōu Incident -In Tongzhou District, Beijing|Tōngzhōu, China, the East Hopei Army attacks Japanese troops and civilians.

1945-The BBC Light Programme -radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.

1948- Olympic Games -1948 Summer Olympics|The Games of the XIV Olympiad

1950- Korean War -After four days, the No Gun Ri Massacre ends when the US Army 7th Cavalry Regiment is withdrawn.

1957-The International Atomic Energy Agency -is established.

1958-U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower -signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the NASA|National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

1959-First United States Congress -elections in Hawaii as a state of the United States|Union.

1965- Vietnam War -The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.

1967-Vietnam War: Off the coast of North Vietnam -the {{USS|Forrestal|CV-59|6}} catches on 1967 USS Forrestal fire|fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134.

1967-During the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas|Caracas, Venezuela -is shaken by 1967 Caracas earthquake|an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.

1973- Greek republic referendum, 1973|Greeks vote to abolish the monarchy -beginning the first period of the Metapolitefsi.

1973-During the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix|Dutch Grand Prix -driver Roger Williamson was killed in the race, after a suspected tire failure caused the car to pitch into the barriers at high speed.

1976-In New York City, David Berkowitz -(aka the "Son of Sam") kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.

1980-Iran adopts a new Flag of Iran|"holy" flag -after the Islamic Revolution.

1981-A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer -at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

1987-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher -and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel).

1987-Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi -and President of Sri Lanka J. R. Jayewardene sign the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord on ethnic issues.

1993-The Supreme Court of Israel -acquits alleged Nazism|Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.

1996-The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act -is struck down by a United States federal courts|U.S. federal court as too broad.

2005-Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris (dwarf planet)|Eris -

Famous Birthdays


869- Muhammad al-Mahdi -Iraqi The Twelve Imams|12th Imam (d. 941)

1166- Henry II, Count of Champagne -(d. 1197)

1605- Simon Dach -German poet and hymnwriter (d. 1659)

1646- Johann Theile -German organist and composer (d. 1724)

1763- Philip Charles Durham -Scottish admiral (d. 1845)

1797- Daniel Drew -American businessman and financier (d. 1879)

1801- George Bradshaw -English cartographer and publisher (d. 1853)

1805- Alexis de Tocqueville -French historian and philosopher (d. 1859)

1806- Horace Abbott -American businessman and banker (d. 1887)

1817- Ivan Aivazovsky -Armenian-Russian painter (d. 1900)

1817- Martin Körber -Baltic German pastor, composer, and conductor (d. 1893)

1843- Johannes Schmidt (linguist)|Johannes Schmidt -German linguist and academic (d. 1901)

1846- Sophie Menter -German pianist and composer (d. 1918)

1846- Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil -(d. 1921)

1849- Max Nordau -Hungarian physician, author, and critic, co-founded the World Zionist Organization (d. 1923)

1860- Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington -English politician, 8th Governor of Queensland (d. 1940)

1869- Booth Tarkington -American author and playwright (d. 1946)

1872- Eric Alfred Knudsen -American author, lawyer, and politician (d. 1957)

1874- Auguste Giroux -French rugby player (d. 1953)

1874- J. S. Woodsworth -Canadian politician (d. 1942)

1876- Maria Ouspenskaya -Russian-American actress (d. 1949)

1878- Don Marquis -American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1937)

1880- John Meyers (swimmer)|John Meyers -American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1971)

1883- Porfirio Barba-Jacob -Colombian poet and author (d. 1942)

1883- Benito Mussolini -Italian journalist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1945)

1884- Ralph Austin Bard -American financier and politician (d. 1975)

1885- Theda Bara -American actress (d. 1955)

1887- Sigmund Romberg -Hungarian-American pianist and composer (d. 1951)

1888- Vladimir K. Zworykin -Russian-American engineer, invented the Iconoscope (d. 1982)

1891- Bernhard Zondek -German-Israeli gynecologist and academic (d. 1966)

1892- William Powell -American actor and singer (d. 1984)

1897- Neil Ritchie -Guyanese-English general (d. 1983)

1898- Isidor Isaac Rabi -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1988)

1899- Walter Beall -American baseball player (d. 1959)

1900- Eyvind Johnson -Swedish author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1976)

1900- Don Redman -American composer, and bandleader (d. 1964)

1904- Mahasi Sayadaw -Burmese monk and philosopher (d. 1982)

1904- J. R. D. Tata -French-Indian pilot and businessman, founded Tata Motors and Tata Global Beverages (d. 1993)

1905- Clara Bow -American actress (d. 1965)

1905- Dag Hammarskjöld -Swedish economist and diplomat, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1961)

1905- Stanley Kunitz -American poet and academic (d. 2006)

1905- Thelma Todd -American actress and singer (d. 1935)

1907- Melvin Belli -American lawyer and actor (d. 1996)

1909- Samm Sinclair Baker -American author (d. 1997)

1909- Chester Himes -American-Spanish author (d. 1984)

1910- Helend Peep -Estonian actor (d. 2007)

1911- Foster Furcolo -American politician, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)

1911- Archbishop Iakovos of America -(d. 2005)

1913- Erich Priebke -German captain (d. 2013)

1914- Irwin Corey -American actor and activist

1915- Bruce R. McConkie -American religious leader (d. 1985)

1915- Francis W. Sargent -American politician, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1998)

1916- Budd Boetticher -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1916- Charlie Christian -American guitarist (d. 1942)

1917- Rochus Misch -German SS officer (d. 2013)

1918- Edwin O'Connor -American journalist and author (d. 1968)

1918- Mary Lee Settle -American author and academic (d. 2005)

1920- Rodolfo Acosta -Mexican-American actor (d. 1974)

1920- Neville Jeffress -Australian businessman, founded Sentia Media (d. 2007)

1921- Richard Egan (actor)|Richard Egan -American actor (d. 1987)

1921- Chris Marker -French photographer and journalist (d. 2012)

1923- George Burditt (writer)|George Burditt -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)

1923- Edgar Cortright -American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)

1923- Jim Marshall (businessman)|Jim Marshall -English businessman, founded Marshall Amplification (d. 2012)

1923- Gordon Mitchell -American bodybuilder and actor (d. 2003)

1924- Lloyd Bochner -Canadian-American actor (d. 2005)

1924- Elizabeth Short -American waitress and murder victim (d. 1947)

1924- Robert Horton (actor)|Robert Horton -American actor and singer

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

1925- Ted Lindsay -Canadian ice hockey player, manager, and sportscaster

1925- Shivram Dattatreya Phadnis -Indian illustrator

1925- Mikis Theodorakis -Greek composer

1926- Robert Kilpatrick, Baron Kilpatrick of Kincraig -English academic and politician

1926- James Wellbeloved -English politician (d. 2012)

1927- Harry Mulisch -Dutch author, poet, and playwright (d. 2010)

1930- Paul Taylor (choreographer)|Paul Taylor -American dancer and choreographer

1932- Leslie Fielding -English diplomat

1932- Nancy Kassebaum -American politician

1933- Lou Albano -Italian-American wrestler, manager, and actor (d. 2009)

1933- Colin Davis (racing driver)|Colin Davis -English race car driver (d. 2012)

1933- Robert Fuller (actor)|Robert Fuller -American actor

1935- Peter Schreier -German tenor and conductor

1936- Elizabeth Dole -American politician, 20th United States Secretary of Labor

1937- Daniel McFadden -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize Laureate

1938- Peter Jennings -Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 2005)

1938- Jean Rochon -Canadian politician

1941- Jennifer Dunn (politician)|Jennifer Dunn -American politician (d. 2007)

1941- Goenawan Mohamad -Indonesian poet and playwright

1941- David Warner (actor)|David Warner -English actor

1942- Tony Sirico -American actor

1943- David Taylor (snooker player)|David Taylor -English snooker player

1945- Sharon Creech -American author

1945- Mircea Lucescu -Romanian footballer, coach, and manager

1946- Ximena Armas -Chilean painter

1946- Stig Blomqvist -Swedish race car driver

1946- Neal Doughty -American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (REO Speedwagon)

1946- Alessandro Gogna -Italian mountaineer and adventurer

1946- Diane Keen -English actress

1946- Aleksei Tammiste -Estonian basketball player

1947- Dick Harmon -American golfer and instructor (d. 2006)

1949- Leslie Easterbrook -American actress

1949- Jamil Mahuad -Ecuadorian lawyer and politician, 51st List of heads of state of Ecuador|President of Ecuador

1949- Sergio Martini -Italian mountaineer

1950- Mike Starr (actor)|Mike Starr -American actor

1951- Susan Blackmore -English psychologist and theorist

1951- Dan Driessen -American baseball player and coach

1951- Dean Pitchford -American actor, director, screenwriter, and composer

1952- Norman Blackwell, Baron Blackwell -English businessman and politician

1952- Joe Johnson (snooker player)|Joe Johnson -English snooker player

1952- Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou -Greek politician

1953- Ken Burns -American director and producer

1953- Frank McGuinness -Irish poet and playwright

1953- Tim Gunn -American television host and actor

1953- Geddy Lee -Canadian singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Rush (band)|Rush and Big Dirty Band)

1953- Patti Scialfa -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (E Street Band)

1955- Jean-Hugues Anglade -French actor, director, and screenwriter

1955- Dave Stevens -American illustrator (d. 2008)

1955- Stephen Timms -English politician

1956- Teddy Atlas -American boxer, trainer, and sportscaster

1956- Ronnie Musgrove -American politician, 62nd List of Governors of Mississippi|Governor of Mississippi

1956- Faustino Rupérez -Spanish cyclist

1957- Liam Davison -Australian author and educator (d. 2014)

1957- Viktor Gavrikov -Lithuanian-Swiss chess player

1957- Nellie Kim -Russian gymnast

1957- Alessandra Marc -American soprano

1958- Gail Dines -English-American author, activist, and academic

1958- Simon Nye -English screenwriter and producer

1958- Cynthia Rowley -American fashion designer

1959- Sanjay Dutt -Indian actor, singer, and producer

1959- Ruud Janssen -Dutch blogger and illustrator

1959- Dave LaPoint -American baseball player and manager

1959- John Sykes -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers of Pan Tang, and Blue Murder (band)|Blue Murder)

1960- Didier Van Cauwelaert -French author

1962- Carl Cox -English DJ and producer

1962- Frank Neubarth -German footballer and manager

1962- Vincent Rousseau -Belgian runner

1962- Scott Steiner -American wrestler

1963- Hans-Holger Albrecht -Belgian-German businessman

1963- Jim Beglin -Irish footballer

1963- Julie Elliott -English politician

1963- Alexandra Paul -American actress and producer

1963- Graham Poll -English footballer, referee, and journalist

1964- Jaanus Veensalu -Estonian footballer

1965- Luis Alicea -Puerto Rican baseball player and coach

1965- Dean Haglund -Canadian actor

1965- Adam Holloway -English captain and politician

1965- Stan Koziol -American soccer player (d. 2014)

1965- Chang-Rae Lee -South Korean-American author

1965- Woody Weatherman -American guitarist and songwriter (Corrosion of Conformity)

1966- Sally Gunnell -English hurdler

1966- Richard Steven Horvitz -American voice actor

1966- Stuart Lampitt -English cricketer

1966- Martina McBride -American singer-songwriter and producer

1968- Paavo Lötjönen -Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)

1968- Rodney Allen Rippy -American actor

1969- Timothy Omundson -American actor

1970- Jonah Falcon -American actor

1970- Adele Griffin -American author

1970- Andi Peters -English journalist, actor, and producer

1970- John Rennie (cricketer)|John Rennie -Zimbabwean cricketer

1971- Monica Calhoun -American actress

1971- Bryan Dattilo -American actor

1971- Lisa Ekdahl -Swedish singer-songwriter

1971- Andrea Philipp -German sprinter

1972- Wil Wheaton -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1973- Stephen Dorff -American actor

1973- Wanya Morris -American singer (Boyz II Men)

1973- Denis Urubko -Kazakh mountaineer

1974- Akram Khan (dancer)|Akram Khan -English dancer and choreographer

1974- Josh Radnor -American actor

1975- Yoshihiro Akiyama -South Korean-Japanese judoka

1975- Lanka de Silva -Sri Lankan cricketer

1975- Corrado Grabbi -Italian footballer

1975- Jaanus Sirel -Estonian footballer

1977- Rodney Jerkins -American rapper and producer

1978- Bidisha -English journalist, author, and critic

1978- Mike Adams (pitcher)|Mike Adams -American baseball player

1978- Silver Eensaar -Estonian orienteer and rogainer

1978- Marina Lazarovska -Macedonian tennis player

1979- Karim Essediri -Tunisian footballer

1979- Ronald Murray -American basketball player

1979- Juris Umbraško -Latvian basketball player

1980- Ryan Braun (pitcher)|Ryan Braun -Canadian-American baseball player

1980- Fernando González -Chilean tennis player

1980- Rachel Miner -American actress and producer

1980- Ben Koller -American drummer (Converge (band)|Converge, United Nations (band)|United Nations, and All Pigs Must Die (band)|All Pigs Must Die)

1981- Fernando Alonso -Spanish race car driver

1981- Emily Bauer -American actress, singer, and dancer

1981- Matt Grice -American mixed martial artist

1981- Dyana Liu -Taiwanese-American actress

1981- Andrés Madrid -Argentinian footballer

1981- Troy Perkins -American soccer player

1982- Janez Aljančič -Slovenian footballer

1982- Prince Azim -of Brunei

1982- Dominic Burgess -English actor

1982- Jônatas Domingos -Brazilian footballer

1982- Allison Mack -American actress and producer

1983- Jason Belmonte -Australian bowler

1983- Kim Dong-wook -South Korean actor

1983- Inés Gómez Mont -Mexican journalist and actress

1983- Tania Gunadi -Indonesian-American actress

1983- Alexei Kaigorodov -Russian ice hockey player

1983- Jerious Norwood -American football player

1983- Elise Testone -American singer-songwriter

1984- Oh Beom-Seok -South Korean footballer

1984- Chad Billingsley -American baseball player

1984- Todd Bosley -American actor

1984- Wilson Palacios -Honduran footballer

1984- J. Madison Wright Morris -American actress (d. 2006)

1985- Besart Berisha -Albanian footballer

1985- Simon Santoso -Indonesian badminton player

1986- Adam Weisman -American actor

1987- Sabra Johnson -Dutch-American dancer

1987- Génesis Rodríguez -American actress

1988- Alexander Lee Eusebio -Hong Kong-South Korean singer (U-KISS)

1988- Sabrina van der Donk -Dutch model, Miss Earth 2006

1989- Grit Šadeiko -Estonian heptathlete

1990- Penny Bae Bridges -American actress

1990- Munro Chambers -Canadian actor

1990- Joey Essex -English DJ

1990- Valentina Golubenko -Russian-Croatian chess player

1990- Matt Prokop -American actor

1990- Shin Se-kyung -South Korean actress and singer

1990- Anna Selezneva -Russian model

1990- Joseph Wallace -American murder victim (d. 1993)

1991- Maestro Harrell -American actor and singer

1991- Miki Ishikawa -American actress and singer (T-Squad)

1991- Irakli Logua -Russian footballer

1992- Karen Torrez -Bolivian swimmer

1993- Nicole Melichar -American tennis player

1994- Tjaša Šrimpf -Slovenian tennis player

1995- Kiray -Filipino actress

History of Deaths


238- Balbinus -Roman emperor (b. 165)

238- Pupienus -Roman emperor (b. 178)

1030- Olaf II of Norway -(b. 995)

1095- Ladislaus I of Hungary -(b. 1040)

1099- Pope Urban II -(b. 1042)

1108- Philip I of France -(b. 1052)

1507- Martin Behaim -German-Bohemian geographer and astronomer (b. 1459)

1573- John Caius -English physician and academic (b. 1510)

1612- Jacques Bongars -French scholar and diplomat (b. 1554)

1644- Pope Urban VIII -(b. 1568)

1752- Peter Warren (Royal Navy officer)|Peter Warren -Irish admiral and politician (b. 1703)

1781- Johann Kies -German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1713)

1792- René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou -French lawyer and politician, Chancellor of France (b. 1714)

1813- Jean-Andoche Junot -French general (b. 1771)

1833- William Wilberforce -English philanthropist and politician (b. 1759)

1839- Gaspard de Prony -French mathematician and engineer (b. 1755)

1844- Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart -Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1791)

1856- Robert Schumann -German composer and critic (b. 1810)

1857- Thomas Dick (scientist)|Thomas Dick -Scottish minister, astronomer, and author (b. 1774)

1887- Agostino Depretis -Italian politician, 9th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1813)

1890- Vincent van Gogh -Dutch painter (b. 1853)

1895- Floriano Peixoto -Brazilian general and politician, 2nd President of Brazil (b. 1839)

1900- Umberto I of Italy -(b. 1844)

1913- Tobias Asser -Dutch lawyer and jurist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1838)

1918- Ernest William Christmas -Australian painter (b. 1863)

1924- Sotirios Krokidas -Greek educator and politician, 110th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1852)

1934- Didier Pitre -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)

1938- Nikolai Krylenko -Russian lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1885)

1950- Joe Fry -English race car driver (b. 1915)

1954- Coen de Koning -Dutch speed skater (b. 1879)

1962- Leonardo De Lorenzo -Italian-American flute player and educator (b. 1875)

1964- Vean Gregg -American baseball player (b. 1885)

1966- Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi -Nigerian general and politician, 2nd List of heads of state of Nigeria|Head of State of Nigeria (b. 1924)

1966- Adekunle Fajuyi -Nigerian colonel (b. 1926)

1970- John Barbirolli -English cellist and conductor (b. 1899)

1973- Norm Smith -Australian footballer and coach (b. 1915)

1973- Roger Williamson -English race car driver (b. 1948)

1974- Cass Elliot -American singer (The Mamas & the Papas, The Big 3 (folk group)|The Big 3, and The Mugwumps) (b. 1941)

1974- Erich Kästner -German author and poet (b. 1899)

1976- Mickey Cohen -American gangster (b. 1913)

1979- Herbert Marcuse -German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1898)

1979- Bill Todman -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1916)

1981- Robert Moses -American urban planner, designed the Northern State Parkway and Southern State Parkway (b. 1888)

1982- Harold Sakata -American wrestler and actor (b. 1920)

1982- Vladimir K. Zworykin -Russian-American engineer, invented the Iconoscope (b. 1889)

1983- Luis Buñuel -Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1900)

1983- Raymond Massey -Canadian-American actor (b. 1896)

1983- David Niven -English actor, singer, and producer (b. 1910)

1984- Fred Waring -American television host and bandleader (b. 1900)

1987- Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay -Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1894)

1990- Bruno Kreisky -Austrian politician, 22nd Chancellor of Austria (b. 1911)

1992- Michel Larocque (ice hockey b. 1952)|Michel Larocque -Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1952)

1994- John Britton (doctor)|John Britton -American physician (b. 1925)

1994- Dorothy Hodgkin -Egyptian-English biochemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

1995- Les Elgart -American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1917)

1996- Ric Nordman -Canadian politician (b. 1919)

1996- Marcel-Paul Schützenberger -French mathematician and theorist (b. 1920)

1996- Jason Thirsk -American singer and bass player (Pennywise (band)|Pennywise and Humble Gods) (b. 1967)

1998- Jerome Robbins -American director, producer, and choreographer (b. 1918)

2001- Edward Gierek -Polish politician (b. 1913)

2001- Wau Holland -German computer scientist, co-founded Chaos Computer Club (b. 1951)

2003- Foday Sankoh -Sierra Leonean soldier, founded the Revolutionary United Front (b. 1937)

2004- Rena Vlahopoulou -Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)

2007- Mike Reid (actor)|Mike Reid -English comedian, actor, and author (b. 1940)

2007- Michel Serrault -French actor (b. 1928)

2007- Tom Snyder -American journalist (b. 1936)

2007- Marvin Zindler -American journalist (b. 1921)

2008- Ishmeet Singh -Indian singer (b. 1988)

2009- Gayatri Devi -English-Indian wife of Man Singh II (b. 1919)

2010- Charles E. Wicks -American chemist and academic (b. 1925)

2012- Tatiana Egorova -Russian footballer and manager (b. 1970)

2012- John P. Finnegan -American actor (b. 1926)

2012- August Kowalczyk -Polish actor and director (b. 1921)

2012- Chris Marker -French photographer and journalist (b. 1921)

2012- James Mellaart -English archaeologist and author (b. 1925)

2012- Vempati Chinna Satyam -Indian dancer and guru (b. 1929)

2012- John Stampe -Danish footballer and coach (b. 1957)

2013- Christian Benítez -Ecuadorian footballer (b. 1986)

2013- Bobby Crespino -American football player (b. 1938)

2013- Peter Flanigan -American banker and civil servant (b. 1923)

2013- Tony Gaze -Australian soldier, pilot, and race car driver (b. 1920)

2013- Munir Hussain (commentator)|Munir Hussain -Indian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1929)

2013- Draga Matković -Croatian-German pianist (b. 1907)

2014- M. Caldwell Butler -American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1925)

2014- Jon R. Cavaiani -English-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1943)

2014- Giorgio Gaslini -Italian pianist and composer (b. 1929)

2014- María Antonia Iglesias -Spanish journalist and author (b. 1945)

2014- Péter Kiss -Hungarian engineer and politician (b. 1959)

2014- Idris Muhammad -American drummer and composer (b. 1939)

2014- Thomas R. St. George -American soldier and author (b. 1919)