This Day in History

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

Events History

1184 BC- Trojan War -Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.

323 BC- Alexander the Great -dies in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II in Babylon

173- Marcomannic Wars -The Roman army in Moravia is encircled by the Quadi, who have broken the peace treaty (171). In a violent thunderstorm emperor Marcus Aurelius defeats and subdues them in the so-called "miracle of the rain".

631- Emperor Taizong of Tang -the Emperor of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk in order to seek the release of enslaved Zhonghua minzu|Chinese prisoners captured during the transition from Sui to Tang from the northern frontier; this embassy succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women who were then returned to China.

786-A Hasanid -Alid uprising in Mecca is crushed by the Abbasids at the Battle of Fakhkh. Idris I of Morocco|Idris ibn Abdallah flees to the Maghreb, where he later founds the Idrisid dynasty.

1345-The '' megas doux -' Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.

1429- Hundred Years' War -start of the Battle of Jargeau.

1488- Battle of Sauchieburn -fought between rebel Lords and James III of Scotland, resulting in the death of the King.

1509- Henry VIII of England -marries Catherine of Aragon.

1594- Philip II of Spain|Philip II -recognizes the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paved way to the stabilization of the rule of the Principalía (an elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).

1770-British explorer Captain James Cook -runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.

1775-The American Revolutionary War -s first naval engagement, the Battle of Machias, results in the capture of a small British naval vessel.

1776-The Continental Congress -appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston (chancellor)|Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a United States Declaration of Independence|declaration of independence.

1788-Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov -reaches Alaska.

1805-A History of Detroit#1805 fire|fire -consumes large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory.

1825-The first cornerstone -is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.

1837-The Broad Street Riot -occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish.

1865-The Naval Battle of Riachuelo -is fought on the rivulet Riachuelo (Argentina), between the Paraguayan Navy on one side and the Brazilian Navy on the other. The Brazilian victory was crucial for the later success of the Treaty of the Triple Alliance|Triple Alliance (Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina) in the Paraguayan War.

1892-The Limelight Department -one of the world's first Movie studio|film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.

1898- Spanish–American War -U.S. war ships set sail for Cuba.

1898-The Hundred Days' Reform -is started by Guangxu Emperor with a plan to change social, political and educational institutions in China, but is suspended by Empress Dowager Cixi after 104 days. The failed reform though led to the abolition of the Imperial examination in 1905.

1901-New Zealand annexes the Cook Islands -

1903-A group of Serbian officers May Coup (Serbia)|stormed royal palace and assassinated -King Alexander I of Serbia|Alexander Obrenović and his wife queen Draga Obrenović|Draga.

1907- George Dennett -aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket.

1917-King Alexander of Greece|Alexander -assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I of Greece|Constantine I abdicates under pressure by Triple Entente|allied armies occupying Athens.

1919- Sir Barton -wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing|Triple Crown.

1920-During the 1920 Republican National Convention|U.S. Republican National Convention -in Chicago, Republican Party (United States)|U.S. Republican Party leaders gathered in a room at the Blackstone Hotel to come to a consensus on their candidate for the United States presidential election, 1920|U.S. presidential election, leading the Associated Press to first coin the political phrase "smoke-filled room".

1935-Inventor Edwin Armstrong -gives the first public demonstration of Frequency modulation|FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.

1936-The London International Surrealist Exhibition -opens.

1937- Great Purge -The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes Case of Trotskyist Anti-Soviet Military Organization|eight army leaders.

1938- Second Sino-Japanese War -The Battle of Wuhan starts.

1942-World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease -aid to the Soviet Union.

1944-{{USS|Missouri|BB-63|6}}, the last battleship -built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is ship commissioning|commissioned.

1955-Eighty-three spectators are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey -and a Mercedes-Benz 1955 Le Mans disaster|collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.

1956-Start of Gal Oya riots -the first reported ethnic riots that target minority Sri Lankan Tamil people|Sri Lankan Tamils in the Eastern Province. The total number of deaths is reportedly 150.

1962- Frank Morris (prisoner)|Frank Morris -John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to June 1962 Alcatraz escape|escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.

1963- African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)|American Civil Rights Movement -Alabama List of Governors of Alabama|Governor George Wallace Stand in the Schoolhouse Door|stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard of the United States|National Guard troops, they are able to register.

1963-Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức -Self-immolation|burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.

1963- John F. Kennedy -addresses Americans from the Oval Office proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that would revolutionize American society. Proposing equal access to public facilities, end segregation in education and guarantee federal protection for voting rights.

1964-World War II veteran Walter Seifert -runs amok in an elementary school in Cologne, Germany, killing at least eight children and two teachers and seriously injuring several more with a home-made flamethrower and a lance.

1970-After being appointed on May 15 -Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as United States Army|U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.

1971-The U.S. Government forcibly removes the last holdouts to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas|Native American -Occupation of Alcatraz, ending 19 months of control.

1978- Altaf Hussain -founds the students' political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.

1981-A Richter scale -6.9 magnitude earthquake at Golbaf, Iran, kills at least 2,000.

1982-The Sentosa Musical Fountain -was officially opened as part of the second phase of construction on the island of Sentosa, Singapore.

1987- Diane Abbott -Paul Boateng and Bernie Grant are elected as the first black Parliamentarians in Great Britain.

1998- Compaq -Computer pays US$9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.

2001- Timothy McVeigh -is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

2002- Antonio Meucci -is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.

2004- Cassini–Huygens -makes its closest flyby of the Saturn Natural satellite|moon Phoebe (moon)|Phoebe.

2008- Canadian Prime Minister -Stephen Harper makes a historic official apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to a Canadian residential school system|residential school abuse in which children are isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.

Famous Birthdays

1403- John IV, Duke of Brabant -(d. 1427)

1456- Anne Neville -English wife of Richard III of England (d. 1485)

1540- Barnabe Googe -English poet (d. 1594)

1588- George Wither -English poet (d. 1667)

1672- Francesco Antonio Bonporti -Italian priest and composer (d. 1749)

1690- Giovanni Antonio Giay -Italian composer (d. 1764)

1696- James Francis Edward Keith -Scottish-Prussian field marshal (d. 1758)

1697- Francesco Antonio Vallotti -Italian organist and composer (d. 1780)

1704- Carlos Seixas -Portuguese harpsichord player and composer (d. 1742)

1713- Edward Capell -English critic (d. 1781)

1723- Johann Georg Palitzsch -German astronomer (d. 1788)

1726- Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain -(d. 1746)

1741- Joseph Warren -American physician and general (d. 1775)

1776- John Constable -English painter (d. 1837)

1797- José Trinidad Reyes -Honduran philosopher and theorist (d. 1855)

1815- Julia Margaret Cameron -Indian photographer (d. 1879)

1818- Alexander Bain -Scottish philosopher and educator (d. 1903)

1832- Lucy Pickens -American wife of Francis Wilkinson Pickens (d. 1899)

1842- Carl von Linde -German engineer (d. 1934)

1846- William Louis Marshall -American general and engineer (d. 1920)

1847- Millicent Fawcett -English academic and activist (d. 1929)

1864- Richard Strauss -German composer and conductor (d. 1949)

1867- Charles Fabry -French physicist (d. 1945)

1871- Stjepan Radić -Croatian politician (d. 1928)

1876- Alfred L. Kroeber -American anthropologist (d. 1960)

1877- Renée Vivien -English-French poet (d. 1909)

1879- Roger Bresnahan -American baseball player and manager (d. 1944)

1880- Jeannette Rankin -American politician (d. 1973)

1881- Spiros Xenos -Greek-Swedish painter (d. 1963)

1888- Bartolomeo Vanzetti -Italian-American criminal (d. 1927)

1889- Hugo Wieslander -Swedish decathlete (d. 1976)

1894- Kiichiro Toyoda -Japanese businessman, founded Toyota (d. 1952)

1894- Dai Vernon -Canadian-American magician (d. 1992)

1897- Ram Prasad Bismil -Indian activist, founded the Hindustan Republican Association (d. 1927)

1899- Yasunari Kawabata -Japanese author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)

1903- Ernie Nevers -American football player (d. 1976)

1908- Karl Hein -German hammer thrower (d. 1982)

1908- Jacinta and Francisco Marto|Francisco Marto -Portuguese saint (d. 1919)

1910- Carmine Coppola -American flute player and composer (d. 1991)

1910- Jacques Cousteau -French biologist, author, and inventor, co-developed the aqua-lung (d. 1997)

1912- James Algar -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1912- Mohammad Hassan Ganji -Iranian meteorologist and academic (d. 2012)

1913- Vince Lombardi -American football player, coach, and manager (d. 1970)

1913- Risë Stevens -American soprano and actress (d. 2013)

1913- Coby Whitmore -American painter and illustrator (d. 1988)

1914- Gerald Mohr -American actor (d. 1968)

1914- Jan Hendrik van den Berg -Dutch psychiatrist and academic (d. 2012)

1915- Magda Gabor -Hungarian-American actress (d. 1997)

1915- Nicholas Metropolis -American mathematician and physicist (d. 1999)

1917- Joseph B. Wirthlin -American businessman and religious leader (d. 2008)

1918- Ruth Aarons -American table tennis player and manager (d. 1980)

1919- Helen Tobias-Duesberg -Estonian-American composer (d. 2010)

1919- Richard Todd -Irish-English actor and soldier (d. 2009)

1920- Irving Howe -American critic (d. 1993)

1920- Robert Hutton (actor)|Robert Hutton -American actor (d. 1994)

1920- Shelly Manne -American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 1984)

1920- Hazel Scott -Trinidadian-American singer, actress, and pianist (d. 1981)

1920- Keith Seaman -Australian politician, 29th Governor of South Australia (d. 2013)

1922- Jean Sutherland Boggs -Peruvian-Canadian historian, academic, and civil servant

1922- John Bromfield -American actor (d. 2005)

1922- Michael Cacoyannis -Cypriot director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)

1922- Douglas Campbell (actor)|Douglas Campbell -Scottish-Canadian actor (d. 2009)

1925- Johnny Esaw -Canadian sportscaster (d. 2013)

1925- William Styron -American author (d. 2006)

1926- Carlisle Floyd -American composer and educator

1927- Beryl Grey -English ballerina

1930- Charles B. Rangel -American soldier, lawyer, and politician

1931- Kenneth Cameron, Baron Cameron of Lochbroom -Scottish judge

1931- Audrey Schuh -American soprano

1932- Athol Fugard -South African-American actor, director, and playwright

1932- Tim Sainsbury -English businessman and politician

1933- Martti Soosaar -Estonian journalist and author

1933- Gene Wilder -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1934- Anthony Evans (judge)|Anthony Evans -English lawyer and judge

1936- Jud Strunk -American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)

1937- Johnny Brown -American actor and singer

1937- Chad Everett -American actor (d. 2012)

1937- Robin Warren -Australian pathologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1939- Christina Crawford -American actress and author

1939- Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Baroness Heyhoe Flint -English cricketer

1939- Diana Moran -English model and journalist

1939- Bernard Purdie -American drummer (Hummingbird (band)|Hummingbird)

1939- Jackie Stewart -Scottish race car driver

1940- Michael Wilkes -English general (d. 2013)

1943- Henry Hill -American mobster (d. 2012)

1944- Alan Howarth, Baron Howarth of Newport -English politician

1944- Roscoe Orman -American actor

1945- Adrienne Barbeau -American actress and author

1945- Patrick Joseph McGrath -Irish-American bishop

1945- Robert Munsch -American-Canadian author

1946- Jenny Pitman -English horse trainer and author

1947- Henry Cisneros -American politician, Mayor of San Antonio

1947- Bob Evans (racing driver)|Bob Evans -English race car driver

1947- Richard Palmer-James -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (King Crimson and Supertramp)

1947- Lalu Prasad Yadav -Indian politician, 20th Chief Minister of Bihar

1948- Dave Cash (baseball)|Dave Cash -American baseball player and coach

1948- Stephen Schnetzer -American actor

1948- Michael Swan -American actor

1949- Frank Beard (musician)|Frank Beard -American drummer and songwriter (ZZ Top and American Blues)

1949- Tom Pryce -Welsh race car driver (d. 1977)

1950- Lynsey de Paul -English singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress (d. 2014)

1950- Graham Russell -English-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Air Supply)

1951- Matthew Engel -English journalist

1951- Yasumasa Morimura -Japanese painter

1951- Mark D. Siljander -American politician

1952- Yekaterina Podkopayeva -Russian runner

1952- Donnie Van Zant -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (38 Special (band)|38 Special and Van Zant)

1953- Steve Bassam, Baron Bassam of Brighton -English politician

1953- Peter Bergman -American actor

1953- José Bové -French farmer and politician

1953- Vera Komisova -Russian hurdler

1954- Johnny Neel -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (The Allman Brothers Band)

1955- Yuriy Sedykh -Ukrainian hammer thrower

1955- Duncan Steel -English-Australian astronomer and author

1956- Steven A. Cohen -American businessman, founded SAC Capital Advisors

1956- Joe Montana -American football player

1956- Simon Plouffe -Canadian mathematician

1957- Geoffrey Adams -English diplomat

1957- Jamaaladeen Tacuma -American bass player and bandleader

1959- Hugh Laurie -English actor, singer, and screenwriter

1959- Magnum T.A. -American wrestler

1960- Mehmet Oz -American surgeon, author, and television host

1961- María Barranco -Spanish actress

1962- Mano Menezes -Brazilian footballer and coach

1962- Erika Salumäe -Estonian cyclist

1963- Gioia Bruno -American singer (Exposé (group)|Exposé)

1963- Bruce Kimball -American diver and coach

1963- Sandra Schmirler -Canadian curler (d. 2000)

1964- Jean Alesi -French race car driver

1964- Kim Gallagher -American runner (d. 2002)

1964- Gunnar Sauer -German footballer

1965- Manuel Uribe -Mexican computer repairman, List of the heaviest people|world's heaviest man (d. 2014)

1967- Clare Carey -Zimbabwean-American actress

1967- João Garcia -Portuguese mountaineer

1968- Bryan Perro -Canadian author

1969- Peter Dinklage -American actor

1969- Steven Drozd -American singer-songwriter and actor (The Flaming Lips)

1969- Bryan Fogarty -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002)

1969- Olaf Kapagiannidis -German footballer

1969- Matt McGrath (actor)|Matt McGrath -American actor

1969- Kip Miller -American ice hockey player

1969- Sergei Yuran -Ukrainian footballer and manager

1970- Alex Barron (racing driver)|Alex Barron -American race car driver

1970- Kang Ho-dong -South Korean comedian and actor

1971- Vladimir Gaidamaşchuc -Moldovan footballer

1971- Liz Kendall -English politician

1973- José Manuel Abundis -Mexican footballer and coach

1973- Dana Brunetti -American film producer

1974- Fragiskos Alvertis -Greek basketball player

1974- Tatiana Ignatieva -Belarusian tennis player

1974- David Starie -English boxer

1975- Fjordman -Norwegian blogger

1975- Thomas Bimis -Greek diver

1975- Choi Ji-woo -South Korean model and actress

1976- Gran Naniwa -Japanese wrestler (d. 2010)

1976- Reiko Tosa -Japanese runner

1977- Ryan Dunn -American actor and stuntman (d. 2011)

1977- Shane Meier -Canadian-American actor

1977- Geoff Ogilvy -Australian golfer

1978- Joshua Jackson -Canadian actor

1978- Ujjwala Raut -Indian model

1979- Ali Boussaboun -Moroccan-Dutch footballer

1979- Amy Duggan (football)|Amy Duggan -Australian footballer

1979- Tõnu Endrekson -Estonian rower

1979- Rino Nakasone Razalan -Japanese-American dancer and choreographer

1980- Yhency Brazobán -Dominican baseball player

1981- Emiliano Moretti -Italian footballer

1981- Kristo Tohver -Estonian footballer and referee

1982- Marco Arment -American businessman, co-created Tumblr

1982- Vanessa Boslak -French pole vaulter

1982- Johnny Candido -American wrestler

1982- Jacques Freitag -South African high jumper

1982- Joey Graham -American basketball player

1982- Stephen Graham (basketball)|Stephen Graham -American basketball player

1982- Eldar Rønning -Norwegian skier

1982- Diana Taurasi -American basketball player

1983- Chuck Hayes -American basketball player

1983- Josh Ramsay -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Marianas Trench (band)|Marianas Trench)

1983- José Reyes (shortstop)|José Reyes -Dominican baseball player

1984- Andy Lee (boxer)|Andy Lee -Irish boxer

1984- Vágner Love -Brazilian footballer

1985- Violeta Isfel -Mexican actress and singer

1985- Mason Kayne -English actor

1985- Dmitry Koldun -Belarusian singer

1985- Chris Trousdale -American singer, dancer, and actor (Dream Street)

1986- Sebastian Bayer -German long jumper

1986- Chase Clement -American football player

1986- Robert Krabbendam -Dutch basketball player

1986- Shia LaBeouf -American actor

1986- Magaly Solier -Peruvian actress and singer

1987- Dappy -English rapper and actor (N-Dubz)

1987- TiA -Japanese singer

1987- Cherry Dee -Welsh model

1987- Didrik Solli-Tangen -Norwegian singer

1987- Robert Welbourn -English swimmer

1988- Yui Aragaki -Japanese actress and singer

1988- Jesús Fernández Collado -Spanish footballer

1988- Claire Holt -Australian actress

1988- Rome Ramirez -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sublime with Rome)

1989- Keith Aulie -Canadian ice hockey player

1989- Ana Clara Duarte -Brazilian tennis player

1989- Maya Moore -American basketball player

1990- Christophe Lemaitre -French sprinter

1990- Sherina Munaf -Indonesian singer-songwriter and actress

1991- Dan Howell -English radio host and blogger

1992- Eugene Simon -English actor and model

1992- Jordanne Whiley -English tennis player

1994- Ivana Baquero -Spanish actress

1994- Jessica Fox (canoeist)|Jessica Fox -French-Australian canoe racer

History of Deaths

1183- Henry the Young King -of England (b. 1155)

1323- Bérenger Fredoli -French canon lawyer and Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati (b. 1250)

1488- James III of Scotland -(b. 1451)

1557- John III of Portugal -(b. 1502)

1695- André Félibien -French historian (b. 1619)

1712- Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme -(b. 1654)

1727- George I of Great Britain -(b. 1660)

1796- Samuel Whitbread (1720–1796)|Samuel Whitbread -English brewer and politician, founded the Whitbread|Whitbread Company (b. 1720)

1847- John Franklin -English admiral and politician (b. 1786)

1852- Karl Bryullov -Russian painter (b. 1799)

1859- Klemens von Metternich -German-Austrian politician, 1st State Chancellor of the Austrian Empire (b. 1773)

1879- William, Prince of Orange -(b. 1840)

1882- Louis Désiré Maigret -French bishop (b. 1804)

1885- Matías Ramos Mejía -Argentinian colonel (b. 1810)

1903- Nikolai Bugaev -Russian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1837)

1903- Alexander I of Serbia -(b. 1876)

1903- Draga Mašin -Serbian wife of Alexander I of Serbia (b. 1864)

1911- James Curtis Hepburn -American physician and missionary (b. 1815)

1914- Adolphus Frederick V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz -(b. 1848)

1920- William F. Halsey, Sr. -American captain (b. 1853)

1924- Théodore Dubois -French organist, composer, and educator (b. 1837)

1927- William Attewell -English cricketer (b. 1861)

1934- Lev Vygotsky -Russian psychologist (b. 1896)

1936- Robert E. Howard -American author (b. 1906)

1937- R. J. Mitchell -English engineer, designed the Supermarine Spitfire (b. 1895)

1941- Daniel Carter Beard -American author and illustrator, founded the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1850)

1962- Chhabi Biswas -Indian actor (b. 1900)

1963- Thích Quảng Đức -Vietnamese monk (b. 1897)

1965- José Mendes Cabeçadas -Portuguese admiral and politician, 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)

1970- Frank Laubach -American missionary and mystic (b. 1884)

1974- Eurico Gaspar Dutra -Brazilian general and politician, 16th President of Brazil (b. 1883)

1974- Julius Evola -Italian philosopher and author (b. 1898)

1976- Jim Konstanty -American baseball player (b. 1917)

1979- Alice Dalgliesh -Trinidadian-American author (b. 1893)

1979- John Wayne -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)

1982- Al Rinker -American singer-songwriter (The Rhythm Boys) (b. 1907)

1983- Ghanshyam Das Birla -Indian businessman (b. 1894)

1984- Enrico Berlinguer -Italian politician (b. 1922)

1985- Sapfo Notara -Greek actress (b. 1907)

1985- Karen Ann Quinlan -American medical patient (b. 1954)

1986- Chesley Bonestell -American painter and illustrator (b. 1888)

1991- Cromwell Everson -South African composer (b. 1925)

1993- Ray Sharkey -American actor (b. 1952)

1994- A. Thurairajah -Sri Lankan engineer and academic (b. 1934)

1995- Rodel Naval -Filipino singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1953)

1996- Brigitte Helm -German actress (b. 1908)

1998- Catherine Cookson -English author (b. 1906)

1999- DeForest Kelley -American actor and screenwriter (b. 1920)

2001- Timothy McVeigh -American terrorist, conducted the Oklahoma City bombing (b. 1968)

2001- Amalia Mendoza -Mexican singer and actress (b. 1923)

2003- David Brinkley -American journalist (b. 1920)

2004- Egon von Fürstenberg -Swiss fashion designer (b. 1946)

2005- Vasco Gonçalves -Portuguese general and politician, 103rd Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1922)

2006- Michael Bartosh -American businessman (b. 1977)

2006- Neroli Fairhall -New Zealand archer (b. 1944)

2006- Bruce Shand -English soldier (b. 1917)

2007- Imre Friedmann -American biologist (b. 1921)

2007- Mala Powers -American actress (b. 1931)

2008- Ove Andersson -Swedish race car driver (b. 1938)

2008- Võ Văn Kiệt -Vietnamese politician, 5th Prime Minister of Vietnam (b. 1922)

2009- Sumire (model)|Sumire -Japanese model (b. 1987)

2011- Eliyahu M. Goldratt -Israeli physicist and engineer (b. 1947)

2011- Seth Putnam -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Anal Cunt Upsidedown Cross (band)|Upsidedown Cross, Siege (band)|Siege, and Post Mortem (band)|Post Mortem) (b. 1968)

2012- Lee Allen (wrestler)|Lee Allen -American wrestler and coach (b. 1943)

2012- Hector Bianciotti -Argentinian-French author (b. 1930)

2012- Dave Boswell (baseball)|Dave Boswell -American baseball player (b. 1945)

2012- Stay High 149 -American painter (b. 1950)

2012- Ann Rutherford -Canadian-American actress (b. 1920)

2012- Teófilo Stevenson -Cuban boxer (b. 1952)

2013- Miller Barber -American golfer (b. 1931)

2013- Carl W. Bauer -American lawyer and politician (b. 1933)

2013- Robert Fogel -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)

2013- James Grimsley, Jr. -American general (b. 1921)

2013- Evelyn Kozak -American super-centenarian (b. 1899)

2013- Rory Morrison -English journalist (b. 1964)

2013- Kristiāns Pelšs -Latvian ice hockey player (b. 1992)

2013- Vidya Charan Shukla -Indian politician, Minister of External Affairs (India)|Indian Minister of External Affairs (b. 1929)

2014- Ruby Dee -American actress, singer, and poet (b. 1922)

2014- Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos -Spanish conductor and composer (b. 1933)

2014- Mipham Chokyi Lodro -Tibetan lama and educator (b. 1952)

2014- Benjamin Mophatlane -South African businessman (b. 1973)

2014- Carlton Sherwood -American soldier and journalist (b. 1947)

2014- Gilles Ségal -Romanian-French actor and playwright (b. 1929)