This Day in History

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

Events History

324- Battle of Adrianople (324)|Battle of Adrianople -Constantine I (emperor)|Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.

987- Hugh Capet of France|Hugh Capet -is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France until the French Revolution in 1792.

1035- William the Conqueror -becomes the Duke of Normandy, reigns until 1087.

1608- Québec City -is founded by Samuel de Champlain.

1754- French and Indian War -George Washington Battle of Fort Necessity|surrenders Fort Necessity to Military history of France|French forces.

1767- Pitcairn Island -is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.

1767-Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, '' Adresseavisen -', is founded and the first edition is published.

1775- American Revolutionary War -George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1778-American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre -

1819-The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank -in the United States, opens.

1839-The first state normal school -in the United States, the forerunner to today's Framingham State College, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with three students.

1844-The last pair of Great Auk -is killed.

1848-Slaves are freed in the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands -by Peter von Scholten in the culmination of a year-long plot by enslaved Africans.

1849-The French enter Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX -to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.

1852-Congress establishes the United States Mint|United States' 2nd mint -in San Francisco.

1863- American Civil War -The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett's Charge.

1866- Austro-Prussian War -is decided at the Battle of Königgratz, resulting in Prussia taking over as the prominent German nation from Austria.

1884- Dow Jones and Company -publishes its first stock average.

1886- Karl Benz -officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen

1886-The '' New York Tribune -' becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.

1890- Idaho -is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.

1898- Spanish–American War -The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago de Cuba|Santiago, Cuba.

1913- Confederate States of America|Confederate -veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 American Civil War reenactment|reenact Pickett's Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union (American Civil War)|Union survivors.

1938-World speed record for a steam engine|steam -railway locomotive is set in England, by the ''Mallard (locomotive)|Mallard'', which reaches a speed of {{convert|126|mph|km/h}}.

1938-United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt -dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.

1940- World War II -In order to stop the ships from falling into German hands the French fleet of the Atlantic based at Mers El Kébir, Attack on Mers-el-Kébir|is bombarded by the British fleet, coming from Gibraltar, causing the loss of three battleships: French battleship Dunkerque|Dunkerque, French battleship Provence|Provence and French battleship Bretagne|Bretagne. One thousand two hundred sailors perish.

1944-World War II: Minsk -is liberated from Nazi control by Red Army|Soviet troops during Operation Bagration.

1952-The Constitution of Puerto Rico -is approved by the Congress of the United States.

1952-The {{SS|United States}} sets sail on her maiden voyage to Southampton -During the voyage, the ship takes the Blue Riband away from the {{RMS|Queen Mary}}.

1967-The Aden Emergency -The Battle of the Crater (Aden)|Battle of the Crater in which the British Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders retake the Crater, Yemen|Crater district following the Arab Police Mutiny.

1970- The Troubles -The "Falls Curfew" begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1979-U.S. President Jimmy Carter -signs the first directive for Operation Cyclone|secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.

1988- United States Navy -warship {{USS|Vincennes|CG-49|6}} shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.

1988-The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge -in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus.

1996- Stone of Scone -is returned to Scotland.

2013- 2013 Egyptian coup d'état -President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi is overthrown by the Egyptian Armed Forces|military after four days of protests all over the country calling for Morsi's resignation, to which he didn't respond. President of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt Adly Mansour is declared acting president.

Famous Birthdays

1423- Louis XI of France -(d. 1483)

1442- Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado -of Japan (d. 1500)

1518- Li Shizhen -Chinese physician and mineralogist (d. 1593)

1530- Claude Fauchet (historian)|Claude Fauchet -French historian (d. 1601)

1590- Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana -Italian singer, organist, and composer (d. 1662)

1676- Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau -(d. 1747)

1685- Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet -English field marshal and politician (d. 1768)

1728- Robert Adam -Scottish architect, designed Culzean Castle (d. 1792)

1738- John Singleton Copley -American-English painter (d. 1815)

1743- Sophia Magdalena of Denmark -(d. 1813)

1789- Johann Friedrich Overbeck -German-Italian painter and engraver (d. 1869)

1846- Achilles Alferaki -Russian composer and politician, Governor of Taganrog (d. 1919)

1851- Charles Bannerman -Australian cricketer (d. 1930)

1854- Leoš Janáček -Czech composer and theorist (d. 1928)

1860- Charlotte Perkins Gilman -American sociologist and author (d. 1935)

1866- Albert Gottschalk -Danish painter (d. 1906)

1869- Svend Kornbeck -Danish actor (d. 1933)

1870- R. B. Bennett -Canadian lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1947)

1874- Jean Collas -French rugby player and tug of war competitor (d. 1928)

1875- Ferdinand Sauerbruch -German surgeon and academic (d. 1951)

1876- Ralph Barton Perry -American philosopher and academic (d. 1957)

1878- George M. Cohan -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1942)

1879- Alfred Korzybski -Polish-American mathematician, linguist, and philosopher (d. 1950)

1880- Carl Schuricht -Polish-German conductor (d. 1967)

1883- Franz Kafka -Czech-Austrian author (d. 1924)

1886- Raymond A. Spruance -American admiral and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (d. 1969)

1888- Ramón Gómez de la Serna -Spanish author and playwright (d. 1963)

1893- Sándor Bortnyik -Hungarian painter and graphic designer (d. 1976)

1893- Mississippi John Hurt -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1966)

1896- Doris Lloyd -English-American actress (d. 1968)

1900- Alessandro Blasetti -Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1987)

1901- Ruth Crawford Seeger -American composer (d. 1953)

1903- Ace Bailey -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1992)

1905- Johnny Gibson -American hurdler and coach (d. 2006)

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

1906- George Sanders -Russian-English actor and singer (d. 1972)

1908- M. F. K. Fisher -American author (d. 1992)

1908- Robert B. Meyner -American politician, 44th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1990)

1910- Fritz Kasparek -Austrian mountaineer (d. 1954)

1913- Dorothy Kilgallen -American journalist, actress, and author (d. 1965)

1916- John Kundla -American basketball player and coach

1917- João Saldanha -Brazilian footballer, manager, and journalist (d. 1990)

1918- S. V. Ranga Rao -Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 1974)

1919- Gerald W. Thomas -American soldier and academic (d. 2013)

1920- Paul O'Dea -American baseball player and manager (d. 1978)

1921- Susan Peters -American actress (d. 1952)

1921- François Reichenbach -French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)

1922- Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo -Belgian painter and sculptor (d. 2010)

1924- S. R. Nathan -Singaporean politician, 6th president of Singapore

1926- Johnny Coles -American trumpet player (d. 1997)

1927- Ken Russell -English actor, director, and producer (d. 2011)

1928- Evelyn Anthony -English author

1928- Roger Horchow -American producer and publisher

1929- Clément Perron -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1929- Béatrice Picard -Canadian actress

1930- Pete Fountain -American clarinet player

1930- Carlos Kleiber -German-Austrian conductor (d. 2004)

1930- Tommy Tedesco -American guitarist (d. 1997)

1931- Frits Helmuth -Danish actor (d. 2004)

1932- Richard Mellon Scaife -American businessman (d. 2014)

1933- Edward Brandt, Jr. -American physician and mathematician (d. 2007)

1935- Cheo Feliciano -Puerto Rican singer-songwriter (Fania All-Stars) (d. 2014)

1935- Harrison Schmitt -American geologist, astronaut, and politician

1936- Anthony Lester, Baron Lester of Herne Hill -English lawyer and politician

1936- Baard Owe -Norwegian-Danish actor

1937- Nicholas Maxwell -English philosopher and academic

1937- Tom Stoppard -Czech-English playwright and screenwriter

1938- Jean Aitchison -English linguist and academic

1939- Brigitte Fassbaender -German soprano and director

1939- László Kovács (politician)|László Kovács -Hungarian politician and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Hungary)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Hungary

1939- Coco Laboy -Puerto Rican baseball player

1940- Lamar Alexander -American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Education

1940- Fontella Bass -American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)

1940- Jerzy Buzek -Polish engineer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Poland

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

1941- Gloria Allred -American lawyer and activist

1942- Eddy Mitchell -French singer-songwriter and actor (Les Chaussettes Noires)

1942- Paco Stanley -Mexican actor (d. 1999)

1943- Judith Durham -Australian singer-songwriter (The Seekers)

1943- Kurtwood Smith -American actor

1944- Michel Polnareff -French singer-songwriter

1944- Paul Young (actor)|Paul Young -Scottish actor

1945- Michael Cole (actor)|Michael Cole -American actor

1945- Robert Crawford (historian)|Robert Crawford -English historian and curator

1945- Iain MacDonald-Smith -English sailor

1945- Michael Martin, Baron Martin of Springburn -Scottish politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom)|Speaker of the House of Commons

1945- Saharon Shelah -Israeli mathematician and academic

1946- Johnny Lee (singer)|Johnny Lee -American singer and guitarist

1946- Leszek Miller -Polish political scientist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Poland

1946- Michael Shea (author)|Michael Shea -American author (d. 2014)

1946- Bolo Yeung -Hong Kong bodybuilder and actor

1947- Dave Barry -American journalist and author

1947- Adrian Bird -English geneticist and academic

1947- Betty Buckley -American actress and singer

1947- Top Topham -English guitarist (The Yardbirds)

1948- Paul Barrere -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Little Feat)

1948- Tarmo Koivisto -Finnish author and illustrator

1948- Stephen Pound -English politician

1949- Susan Penhaligon -Filipino-English actress

1949- Jan Smithers -American actress

1949- John Verity -English guitarist (Argent (band)|Argent)

1949- Johnnie Wilder, Jr. -American singer (Heatwave (band)|Heatwave) (d. 2006)

1949- Bo Xilai -Chinese politician

1950- Ewen Chatfield -New Zealand cricketer

1950- James Hahn -American judge and politician, 40th Mayor of Los Angeles

1951- Jean-Claude Duvalier -Haitian politician, 41st President of Haiti (d. 2014)

1951- Richard Hadlee -New Zealand cricketer

1952- Andy Fraser -English singer-songwriter and bass player (Free (band)|Free, Sharks (band formed 1972)|Sharks, and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers)

1952- Amit Kumar -Indian actor, singer, and director

1952- Rohinton Mistry -Indian-Canadian author

1954- Franny Billingsley -American author

1955- Claude Rajotte -Canadian radio and television host

1955- Amy Wallace -American author (d. 2013)

1956- Vincent Margera -American television personality

1956- Montel Williams -American actor and talk show host

1957- Laura Branigan -American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2004)

1957- Ken Ober -American comedian, actor, and game show host (d. 2009)

1958- Lisa De Leeuw -American porn actress (d. 1993)

1958- Matthew Fraser (journalist)|Matthew Fraser -Canadian-English journalist and academic

1958- Charlie Higson -English actor, singer, and author (The Higsons)

1958- Siân Lloyd -Welsh meteorologist and journalist

1958- Didier Mouron -Swiss-Canadian painter

1958- Aaron Tippin -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1959- Julie Burchill -English journalist and author

1959- Ian Maxtone-Graham -American screenwriter and producer

1959- Stephen Pearcy -American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Ratt, Arcade (band)|Arcade, Vertex (band)|Vertex, and Vicious Delite)

1959- David Shore -Canadian screenwriter and producer

1959- Graham Roberts -English footballer and manager

1960- Vince Clarke -English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Depeche Mode, Yazoo (band)|Yazoo, The Assembly, Erasure, and VCMG)

1961- Pedro Romeiras -Portuguese dancer and choreographer

1961- Tim Smith (musician)|Tim Smith -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer (Cardiacs, The Sea Nymphs (band)|The Sea Nymphs, Spratleys Japs, and Panixphere)

1962- Tom Cruise -American actor and producer

1962- Thomas Gibson -American actor and director

1962- Hugh Page -South African cricketer

1962- Hunter Tylo -American actress

1963- Tracey Emin -English painter and photographer

1964- Joanne Harris -English author

1964- Yeardley Smith -French-American actress

1965- Shinya Hashimoto -Japanese wrestler (d. 2005)

1965- Connie Nielsen -Danish-American actress

1965- Komsan Pohkong -Thai lawyer and academic

1966- Moisés Alou -American baseball player

1967- Brian Cashman -American businessman

1967- Katy Clark -Scottish lawyer and politician

1968- Ramush Haradinaj -Kosovo-Albanian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Kosovo

1968- Aku Louhimies -Finnish director and screenwriter

1969- Kevin Hearn -Canadian singer and keyboard player (Barenaked Ladies, Rheostatics, and Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle)

1970- Serhiy Honchar -Ukrainian cyclist

1970- Audra McDonald -American actress and singer

1970- Teemu Selänne -Finnish-American ice hockey player

1970- Shawnee Smith -American actress and singer (Smith & Pyle)

1971- Julian Assange -Australian journalist, publisher, and activist, founded WikiLeaks

1972- Warren Furman -English-American actor

1972- Tõnu Samuel -Estonian computer programmer

1973- Emma Cunniffe -English actress

1973- Ólafur Stefánsson -Icelandic handball player

1973- Fyodor Tuvin -Russian footballer (d. 2013)

1973- Patrick Wilson (American actor)|Patrick Wilson -American actor and singer

1976- Andrea Barber -American actress

1976- Wade Belak -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2011)

1976- Shane Lynch -Irish singer-songwriter and actor (Boyzone)

1976- Henry Olonga -Zimbabwean cricketer and sportscaster

1976- Wanderlei Silva -Brazilian mixed martial artist

1976- Bobby Skinstad -Zimbabwean-South African rugby player

1977- David Bowens -American football player

1978- Mizuki Noguchi -Japanese runner

1979- Ludivine Sagnier -French actress and singer

1980- Mazharul Haque -Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2013)

1980- Jenny Jones (snowboarder)|Jenny Jones -English snowboarder

1980- Olivia Munn -American actress

1980- Boštjan Nachbar -Slovenian basketball player

1980- Roland Schoeman -South African swimmer

1980- Harbhajan Singh -Indian cricketer

1980- Kid Sister -American rapper

1980- Giorgos Theodoridis -Greek footballer

1981- Aoi Tada -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

1981- Justin Torkildsen -American actor

1982- Kanika (actress)|Kanika -Indian actress and singer

1983- Steph Jones -American singer-songwriter

1983- Matt Papa -American singer-songwriter

1983- Edinson Volquez -Dominican baseball player

1984- Satomi Hanamura -Japanese actress

1984- Manny Lawson -American football player

1984- Churandy Martina -Dutch sprinter

1984- Syed Rasel -Bangladeshi cricketer

1984- Nicolas Roche -Irish cyclist

1984- Corey Sevier -Canadian actor

1985- Dean Cook -English actor

1985- Keisuke Minami -Japanese actor and singer (PureBoys)

1986- Marco Antônio de Mattos Filho -Brazilian footballer

1986- Robina Muqimyar -Afghan Sprinter

1986- Greg Paulus -American basketball and football player

1986- Payal Shakya -Miss Nepal Miss Nepal 2004|2004 Winner

1987- Chad Broskey -American actor

1987- Chris Hunter (actor)|Chris Hunter -American actor

1987- Sebastian Vettel -German race car driver

1988- Winston Reid -New Zealand-Danish footballer

1988- Vladislav Sesganov -Russian figure skater

1988- James Troisi -Australian footballer

1989- Godfrey Walusimbi -Ugandan footballer

1990- Nathan Gardner -Australian rugby player

1990- Bobby Hopkinson -English footballer

1990- Lucas Mendes -Brazilian footballer

1990- Fredo Santana -American rapper

1991- Tomomi Itano -Japanese actress and singer (AKB48)

1991- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova -Russian tennis player

1991- Grant Rosenmeyer -American actor

1992- Nathalia Ramos -Spanish actress and singer

1992- Molly Sandén -Swedish singer and voice actress

1992- Maasa Sudo -Japanese singer (Berryz Kobo and ZYX)

1993- Roy Kim -South Korean singer-songwriter

1997- Mia Mckenna-Bruce -English actress

History of Deaths

458- Patriarch Anatolius of Constantinople -(b. 449)

710- Emperor Zhongzong of Tang -(b. 656)

1570- Aonio Paleario -Italian academic and reformer (b. 1500)

1642- Marie de' Medici -Italian-French wife of Henri IV of France (b. 1575)

1672- Francis Willughby -English ornithologist and ichthyologist (b. 1635)

1749- William Jones (mathematician)|William Jones -Welsh-English mathematician (b. 1675)

1778- Anna Maria Mozart -Austrian wife of Leopold Mozart (b. 1720)

1790- Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle -French geologist and mineralogist (b. 1736)

1795- Louis-Georges de Bréquigny -French scholar (b. 1714)

1795- Antonio de Ulloa -Spanish general, astronomer, and politician, 1st List of colonial governors of Louisiana|Colonial Governor of Louisiana (b. 1716)

1809- Joseph Quesnel -French-Canadian composer and playwright (b. 1746)

1863- George Hull Ward -American general (b. 1826)

1863- Little Crow -American tribal leader (b. 1810)

1888- Nguyễn Đình Chiểu -Vietnamese poet (b. 1822)

1904- Theodor Herzl -Austrian journalist and playwright (b. 1860)

1904- Edouard Beaupré -Canadian giant and strongman (b. 1881)

1908- Joel Chandler Harris -American journalist and author (b. 1845)

1916- Hetty Green -American businesswoman and financier (b. 1834)

1918- Mehmed V -Ottoman sultan (b. 1844)

1921- James Mitchel -Irish-American weight thrower (b. 1864)

1933- Hipólito Yrigoyen -Argentinian educator and politician, 19th President of Argentina (b. 1852)

1935- André Citroën -French engineer and businessman, founded the Citroën|Citroën Company (b. 1878)

1937- Jacob Schick -American-Canadian captain and businessman, invented the electric razor (b. 1877)

1940- Nicolae Bivol -Moldovan politician, Mayor of Chișinău (b. 1882)

1941- Friedrich Akel -Estonian physician and politician, Head of State of Estonia (b. 1871)

1943- Walter Thijssen -Dutch rower (b. 1877)

1954- Siegfried Handloser -German physician and general (b. 1895)

1957- Dolf Luque -Cuban baseball player and manager (b. 1890)

1960- Noël Bas -French gymnast (b. 1877)

1965- Trigger (horse)|Trigger -American horse (b. 1932)

1966- Leonie Taylor -American archer (b. 1870)

1969- Brian Jones -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Rolling Stones) (b. 1942)

1971- Jim Morrison -American singer-songwriter (The Doors and Rick & the Ravens) (b. 1943)

1974- John Crowe Ransom -American poet and critic (b. 1888)

1977- Alexander Melentyevich Volkov -Russian mathematician and author (b. 1891)

1978- James Daly (actor)|James Daly -American actor (b. 1918)

1979- Louis Durey -French composer (b. 1888)

1981- Ross Martin -Polish-American actor and director (b. 1920)

1985- Frank J. Selke -Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1893)

1986- Rudy Vallée -American singer, saxophonist, and actor (b. 1901)

1989- Jim Backus -American actor (b. 1913)

1991- Lê Văn Thiêm -Vietnamese mathematician and academic (b. 1918)

1993- Joe DeRita -American actor (b. 1909)

1993- Don Drysdale -American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1936)

1994- Lew Hoad -Australian tennis player (b. 1934)

1995- Pancho Gonzales -American tennis player (b. 1928)

1995- Eddie Mazur -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)

1996- Raaj Kumar -Pakistani-Indian actor (b. 1926)

1997- Amado Carrillo Fuentes -Mexican drug lord (b. 1956)

1998- Danielle Bunten Berry -American game designer and programmer (b. 1949)

1999- Mark Sandman -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Morphine (band)|Morphine and Treat Her Right) (b. 1952)

2000- Kemal Sunal -Turkish actor and producer (b. 1944)

2001- Mordecai Richler -Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1931)

2001- Johnny Russell (singer)|Johnny Russell -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)

2003- Gaetano Alibrandi -Italian archbishop (b. 1914)

2004- Andriyan Nikolayev -Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1929)

2005- Alberto Lattuada -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1914)

2005- Pierre Michelot -French bassist (b. 1928)

2005- Gaylord Nelson -American lawyer and politician, 35th Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1916)

2006- Joseph Goguen -American computer scientist, developed the OBJ (programming language)|OBJ programming language (b. 1941)

2006- Benjamin Hendrickson -American actor (b. 1950)

2007- Boots Randolph -American saxophonist (b. 1927)

2007- Alice Timander -Swedish dentist and actress (b. 1915)

2008- Ernie Cooksey -English footballer (b. 1980)

2008- Larry Harmon -American clown (b. 1925)

2008- Clive Hornby -English actor (b. 1944)

2008- Oliver Schroer -Canadian fiddler, composer, and producer (b. 1956)

2009- John Keel -American journalist and author (b. 1930)

2010- Abu Daoud -Palestinian terrorist, planned the Munich massacre (b. 1937)

2011- Ali Bahar -Bahraini singer and guitarist (Al Ekhwa) (b. 1960)

2012- Nguyễn Hữu Có -Vietnamese general and politician (b. 1925)

2012- Andy Griffith -American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1926)

2012- Yvonne B. Miller -American politician (b. 1934)

2012- Sergio Pininfarina -Italian automobile designer and politician (b. 1926)

2012- Hollie Stevens -American porn actress (b. 1982)

2012- Richard Alvin Tonry -American lawyer and politician (b. 1935)

2013- Roman Bengez -Slovenian footballer and manager (b. 1964)

2013- Ryan Davis (video game journalist)|Ryan Davis -American journalist (b. 1979)

2013- Maria Pasquinelli -Italian murderer (b. 1913)

2013- Francis Ray -American author (b. 1944)

2013- PJ Torokvei -Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1951)

2013- Radu Vasile -Romanian historian and politician, 57th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1942)

2013- Bernard Vitet -French trumpet player and composer (b. 1934)

2013- Snoo Wilson -English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1948)

2014- Jini Dellaccio -American photographer (b. 1917)

2014- Tim Flood (hurler)|Tim Flood -Irish hurler and coach (b. 1927)

2014- Volkmar Groß -German footballer (b. 1948)

2014- Ira Ruskin -American politician (b. 1943)

2014- Zalman Schachter-Shalomi -Ukrainian-American rabbi and author (b. 1924)