This Day in History

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

Events History


1158- Munich -is founded by Henry the Lion on the banks of the river Isar.

1216- First Barons' War -Prince Louis VIII of France|Louis of France captures the city of Winchester and soon conquers over half of the Kingdom of England.

1276-While taking exile in Fuzhou -in southern China, away from the advancing History of the Song Dynasty#Mongol invasion and end of the Song Dynasty|Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Song Dynasty court hold the coronation ceremony for the young prince Zhao Shi, making him Emperor Duanzong of Song.

1285- Mongol invasions of Vietnam|Second Mongol invasion of Vietnam -Forces led by Prince Trần Quang Khải of the Trần Dynasty destroy most of the invading Yuan Dynasty|Mongol naval fleet in a battle at Chuong Duong.

1287- Kublai Khan -defeats the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria.

1381- Richard II of England -meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath, London|Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.

1645- English Civil War -Battle of Naseby

1667-The Raid on the Medway -by the Netherlands|Dutch fleet in the Second Anglo-Dutch War ends. It had lasted for five days and resulted in the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.

1775- American Revolutionary War -the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.

1777-The Flag of the United States|Stars and Stripes -is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.

1789- Mutiny on the Bounty -{{HMS|Bounty}} mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly {{convert|7,400|km|mi|abbr=on}} journey in an open boat.

1789- Whiskey -distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig. It is named Bourbon whiskey|Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

1800-The French Army of Napoleon|First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte -defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo in Northern Italy and re-conquers Italy.

1807-Emperor Napoleon -s French Grande Armée defeats the Imperial Russia|Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Poland (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.

1821- Badi VII -king of Sennar (sultanate)|Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Isma'il Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.

1822- Charles Babbage -proposes a difference engine in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled "Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables".

1830-Beginning of the French Algeria|French colonization of Algeria -34,000 French soldiers begin their Invasion of Algiers in 1830|invasion of Algiers, landing 27 kilometers west at Sidi Fredj.

1839- Henley Royal Regatta -the village of Henley-on-Thames, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, stages its first regatta.

1846- Bear Flag Revolt -begins

1863- American Civil War -Second Battle of Winchester

1863-Second Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson -during the American Civil War.

1872- Trade union -are legalised in Canada.

1900- Territory of Hawaii|Hawaii -becomes a United States territory.

1900-The Reichstag (German Empire)|Reichstag -approves a second law that allows the expansion of the German navy.

1907-Norway grants women the women's suffrage|right to vote -

1919- Alcock and Brown|John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown -depart from St. John's, Newfoundland on the first nonstop transatlantic flight.

1926- Brazil -leaves the League of Nations

1937- Pennsylvania -becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day (United States)|Flag Day officially as a state holiday.

1937-U.S. House of Representatives passes the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937|Marihuana Tax Act -

1940- World War II -Paris falls under German occupation, and Allied forces retreat.

1940-The Soviet Union -1940 Soviet ultimatum to Lithuania|presents an ultimatum to Lithuania resulting in Lithuanian loss of independence.

1940-A group of 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnów -become the first residents of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

1941- June deportation -the first major wave of Soviet mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, begins.

1944-World War II: After several failed attempts, the British Army abandons Operation Perch -its plan to capture the Nazi Germany|German-occupied town of Caen.

1945-World War II: Filipino troops of the 15th, 66th and 121st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL liberate the captured in Ilocos Sur -and start the Battle of Bessang Pass in Northern Luzon.

1949-Albert II, a rhesus monkey -rides a V2 rocket to an altitude of 134 km (83 mi), thereby becoming the first monkeys in space|monkey in space.

1951- UNIVAC I -is dedicated by the United States Bureau of the Census|U.S. Census Bureau.

1952-The keel -is laid for the nuclear submarine {{USS|Nautilus|SSN-571|6}}.

1954-U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower -signs a bill into law that places the words "under God" into the United States Pledge of Allegiance.

1955- Chile -becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires Convention|Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

1959- Disneyland Monorail System -the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in Anaheim, California.

1959-A group of Dominican exiles depart from Cuba -and land in the Dominican Republic with the intent of overthrowing the totalitarian government of Rafael Trujillo. All but four are killed or executed.

1962-The European Space Research Organisation -is established in Paris – later becoming the European Space Agency.

1966-The Roman Curia|Vatican -announces the abolition of the ''Index Librorum Prohibitorum'' ("index of prohibited books"), which was originally instituted in 1557.

1967- Mariner program -''Mariner 5'' is launched towards Venus.

1967-The China|People's Republic of China -tests its first hydrogen bomb.

1982- Falklands War -Argentina|Argentine forces in the capital Stanley, Falkland Islands|Stanley Conditional surrender|conditionally surrender to British forces.

1985- TWA Flight 847 -is hijacked by Lebanon|Lebanese Islamist organization Hezbollah shortly after take-off from Athens, Greece.

1994-The 1994 Stanley Cup riot -occurs after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, causing an estimated {{$|CAD}}1.1 million, leading to 200 arrests and injuries.

2002- Near-Earth object|Near-Earth asteroid -2002 MN misses the Earth by {{convert|75000|mi|km}}, about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon.

Famous Birthdays


1444- Nilakantha Somayaji -Indian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1544)

1479- Giglio Gregorio Giraldi -Italian poet and scholar (d. 1552)

1529- Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria -(d. 1595)

1691- Jan Francisci -Slovak organist and composer (d. 1758)

1730- Antonio Sacchini -Italian composer (d. 1786)

1763- Simon Mayr -German composer (d. 1845)

1780- Henry Salt (Egyptologist)|Henry Salt -English historian and diplomat (d. 1827)

1796- Nikolai Brashman -Czech-Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1866)

1798- František Palacký -Czech historian and politician (d. 1876)

1801- Heber C. Kimball -American religious leader (d. 1868)

1811- Harriet Beecher Stowe -American author and activist (d. 1896)

1812- Fernando Wood -American politician, 73rd Mayor of New York City (d. 1881)

1819- Henry Gardner -American politician, 23rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1892)

1820- John Bartlett (publisher)|John Bartlett -American author and publisher (d. 1905)

1840- William F. Nast -American businessman (d. 1893)

1855- Robert M. La Follette, Sr. -American politician, 20th Governor of Wisconsin (d. 1925)

1856- Andrey Markov -Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1922)

1864- Alois Alzheimer -German psychiatrist and neuropathologist (d. 1915)

1868- Karl Landsteiner -Austrian biologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)

1870- Sophia of Prussia -(d. 1932)

1871- Hermanus Brockmann -Dutch rower (d. 1936)

1871- Jacob Ellehammer -Danish mechanic and engineer (d. 1946)

1872- János Szlepecz -Slovene priest (d. 1936)

1877- Jane Bathori -French soprano (d. 1970)

1878- Léon Thiébaut -French fencer (d. 1943)

1879- Arthur Duffey -American sprinter (d. 1955)

1884- John McCormack (tenor)|John McCormack -Irish tenor and actor (d. 1945)

1884- Georg Zacharias -German swimmer (d. 1953)

1890- May Allison -American actress (d. 1989)

1893- Siggie Nordstrom -American singer and actress (Nordstrom Sisters) (d. 1980)

1894- Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg -(d. 1924)

1895- Jack Adams (ice hockey b. 1895)|Jack Adams -Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 1968)

1903- Alonzo Church -American mathematician and theorist (d. 1995)

1904- Margaret Bourke-White -American photographer and journalist (d. 1971)

1905- Steve Broidy -American businessman (d. 1991)

1905- Arthur Davis (animator)|Arthur Davis -American animator and director (d. 2000)

1907- Nicolas Bentley -English author and illustrator (d. 1978)

1907- René Char -French poet (d. 1988)

1907- Chico Landi -Brazilian race car driver (d. 1989)

1909- Burl Ives -American actor and singer (d. 1995)

1910- Rudolf Kempe -German conductor (d. 1976)

1913- Joe Morris (trade unionist)|Joe Morris -English-Canadian union leader (d. 1996)

1913- Werner Heyking -Danish actor (d. 1974)

1914- Pauline Moore -American actress (d. 2001)

1916- Dorothy McGuire -American actress (d. 2001)

1917- Lise Nørgaard -Danish journalist and author

1917- Gilbert Prouteau -French poet and director (d. 2012)

1917- Atle Selberg -Norwegian-American mathematician and academic (d. 2007)

1919- Gene Barry -American actor (d. 2009)

1919- Sam Wanamaker -American actor and director (d. 1993)

1920- Jacques Datin -French composer (d. 1973)

1920- Jean Madiran -French author (d. 2013)

1921- Martha Greenhouse -American actress (d. 2013)

1922- Kevin Roche -Irish-American architect, designed Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)|Bank of America Plaza and the Central Park Zoo

1922- K. Asif -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1971)

1922- Harvey Littleton -American glass artist and educator (d. 2013)

1923- Ivan Gubijan -Yugoslavian hammer thrower (d. 2009)

1923- Judith Kerr -German-English author and illustrator

1923- Green Wix Unthank -American judge (d. 2013)

1924- James Black (pharmacologist)|James Black -Scottish pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)

1925- Pierre Salinger -American journalist and politician, 11th White House Press Secretary (d. 2004)

1926- Hermann Kant -German author

1926- Don Newcombe -American baseball player

1928- Che Guevara -Argentinian-Cuban physician, author, and guerrilla leader (d. 1967)

1929- Cy Coleman -American pianist and composer (d. 2004)

1929- Johnny Wilson (ice hockey)|Johnny Wilson -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2011)

1930- Odile Versois -French actress (d. 1980)

1931- Marla Gibbs -American actress, singer, and screenwriter

1931- Junior Walker -American saxophonist and singer (d. 1995)

1932- Joe Arpaio -American police officer

1933- Jerzy Kosiński -Polish-American author (d. 1991)

1933- Vladislav Rastorotsky -Russian gymnast and coach

1936- Renaldo Benson -American singer-songwriter (The Four Tops) (d. 2005)

1936- Irmelin Sandman Lilius -Finnish author

1937- Jørgen Leth -Danish actor, director, and screenwriter

1937- Willie Louis -American witness in the Emmett Till|Emmett Till murder trial (d. 2013)

1937- Trevor Arthur Smith, Baron Smith of Clifton -Irish academic and politician

1938- Julie Felix -American-English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1939- Steny Hoyer -American politician

1939- Peter Mayle -English author

1939- Hugh Detmar Torrens O'Neill, 3rd Baron Rathcavan -Irish businessman and politician

1939- Colin Thubron -English author

1939- James Wright (academic)|James Wright -English academic

1940- Jack Bannon -American actor

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

1941- Mike Yarwood -English actor

1942- Andy Irvine (musician)|Andy Irvine -English-Irish singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (Planxty, Sweeney's Men, and Patrick Street)

1942- Jonathan Raban -English author

1943- Barry Burman -English painter (d. 2001)

1943- Jennifer Gretton, Baroness Gretton -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire

1943- John Miles (racing driver)|John Miles -English race car driver

1943- Spooner Oldham -American organist and songwriter

1943- Harold Wheeler (musician)|Harold Wheeler -American composer, conductor, and producer

1944- Laurie Colwin -American author (d. 1992)

1944- Joe Grifasi -American actor

1945- Rod Argent -English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (The Zombies and Argent (band)|Argent)

1945- Carlos Reichenbach -Brazilian director and producer (d. 2012)

1945- Marilyn Schreffler -American actress (d. 1988)

1945- Richard Stebbins -American sprinter

1946- Robert Louis-Dreyfus -French businessman (d. 2009)

1946- Donald Trump -American businessman, founded the Trump Entertainment Resorts

1947- Roger Liddle, Baron Liddle -English politician

1947- Kat Martin -American author

1947- Barry Melton -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish and The Dinosaurs)

1947- Hiroshi Miyauchi -Japanese actor

1947- Paul Rudolph (musician)|Paul Rudolph -Canadian singer, guitarist, and cyclist (Pink Fairies, The Deviants (band)|The Deviants, and Hawkwind)

1948- Laurence Yep -American author

1949- Jim Lea -English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Slade)

1949- Malcolm McMahon -English archbishop

1949- Antony Sher -South African-English actor, director, and screenwriter

1949- Harry Turtledove -American author

1949- Alan White (Yes drummer)|Alan White -English drummer (Yes (band)|Yes, Plastic Ono Band, White (band)|White, and Circa (band)|Circa)

1950- Rowan Williams -Welsh archbishop

1951- Paul Boateng -English lawyer and politician, List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to South Africa|British High Commissioner to South Africa

1952- Robert Lepikson -Estonian race car driver and politician, Minister of the Interior (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of the Interior (d. 2006)

1952- Pat Summitt -American basketball player and coach

1952- Leon Wieseltier -American journalist

1953- Janet Mackey -New Zealand politician

1953- David Thomas (musician)|David Thomas -American singer-songwriter (Rocket from the Tombs and Pere Ubu)

1954- Will Patton -American actor

1955- Michael D. Duvall -American politician

1955- Paul O'Grady -English television host, producer, and actor

1956- King Diamond -Danish singer-songwriter and producer (Black Rose (band)|Black Rose, Mercyful Fate, and Brats (band)|Brats)

1956- Fred Funk -American golfer

1956- Gianna Nannini -Italian singer-songwriter

1956- Sam Irvin -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1957- Maxi Jazz -English rapper (Faithless)

1957- Suzanne Nora Johnson -American lawyer

1957- Mona Simpson -American author and academic

1958- Pamela Geller -American blogger and author

1958- Eric Heiden -American speed skater

1959- Eddie Mekka -American actor

1959- Marcus Miller -American bass player and producer (SMV (band)|SMV)

1960- Tonie Campbell -American hurdler

1960- Mike Laga -American baseball player

1961- Boy George -English singer-songwriter and producer (Culture Club, Bow Wow Wow, and Jesus Loves You (band)|Jesus Loves You)

1961- Dušan Kojić -Serbian singer-songwriter and bass player (Disciplina kičme and Disciplin A Kitschme)

1961- Sam Perkins -American basketball player

1963- Stuart Evans -Welsh rugby player

1964- Peter Gilliver -English lexicographer

1964- Kaija Parve -Estonian biathlete

1965- Mike Scaccia -American guitarist (Ministry (band)|Ministry, Rigor Mortis (band)|Rigor Mortis, Lard (band)|Lard, and League of Blind Women) (d. 2012)

1966- Traylor Howard -American actress

1966- Eduardo Waghorn -Chilean musician

1967- Kumar Mangalam Birla -Indian businessman

1967- Dedrick Dodge -American football player

1968- Yasmine Bleeth -American actress

1968- Campbell Brown -American journalist

1968- Molly Glynn -American actress (d. 2104)

1968- Faizon Love -Cuban-American actor

1969- Elroy Chester -American murderer (d. 2013)

1969- Éric Desjardins -Canadian ice hockey player

1969- Michael Gerber (parodist)|Michael Gerber -American author

1969- Steffi Graf -German tennis player

1969- Kyle Hebert -American voice actor

1969- MC Ren -American rapper (N.W.A)

1970- Heather McDonald -American comedian, actress, and author

1971- Bruce Bowen -American basketball player

1971- Ramon Vega -Swiss footballer

1972- Rick Brunson -American basketball player and coach

1972- Michael Cade -American actor

1972- Matthias Ettrich -German computer scientist, founded KDE

1972- Shaun Keaveny -English radio host

1972- Danny McFarlane -Jamaican hurdler and sprinter

1973- Ceca (singer)|Ceca -Serbian singer

1973- Sami Kapanen -Finnish-American ice hockey player and manager

1974- Sutan Amrull -American drag queen performer and makeup artist

1974- Jang Jin-young -South Korean actress (d. 2009)

1974- Joshua Radin -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1974- Phillip Rhys -English actor

1975- Ryuji Miki -Japanese race car driver

1976- Alan Carr -English comedian and actor

1976- Massimo Oddo -Italian footballer

1977- Chris McAlister -American football player

1977- Massimiliano Neri -Italian model

1977- Joe Worsley -English rugby player

1978- Steve Bégin -Canadian ice hockey player

1978- Diablo Cody -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1978- Annia Hatch -Cuban-American gymnast

1981- Lonneke Engel -Dutch model

1981- Chauncey Leopardi -American actor

1982- Jamie Green -English race car driver

1982- Nicole Irving -Australian swimmer

1982- Luda Kroitor -Moldavian-Australian dancer

1982- Lang Lang (pianist)|Lang Lang -Chinese pianist

1983- Hirofumi Araki -Japanese actor and singer

1983- Trevor Barry -Bahamian high jumper

1983- Louis Garrel -French actor

1983- J. R. Martinez -American soldier and actor

1983- John Stocco -American football player

1984- Lorenzo Booker -American football player

1984- Siobhán Donaghy -English singer-songwriter (Sugababes)

1984- Yury Prilukov -Russian swimmer

1985- Andy Soucek -Spanish race car driver

1986- Jonathan Clare -English cricketer

1986- Matt Read -Canadian ice hockey player

1987- Andrew Cogliano -Canadian ice hockey player

1987- Mohamed Diamé -Senegalese footballer

1987- Dan Reynolds (musician)|Dan Reynolds -American musician (Imagine Dragons)

1988- Adrián Aldrete -Mexican footballer

1988- Kevin McHale (actor)|Kevin McHale -American singer, dancer, and actor (NLT (band)|NLT)

1989- Lucy Hale -American actress and singer (American Juniors (group)|American Juniors)

1989- Courtney Halverson -American actress

1989- Joao Rojas -Ecuadorian footballer

1991- Erick Barrondo -Guatemalan race walker

1991- Kostas Manolas -Greek footballer

1992- Joel Crouse -American singer-songwriter

1992- Daryl Sabara -American actor

1993- Svetlana Issakova -Estonian figure skater

History of Deaths


767- Abū Ḥanīfa -Iraqi scholar (b. 699)

1161- Emperor Qinzong of Song -(b. 1100)

1381- Simon Sudbury -English archbishop (b. 1316)

1497- Giovanni Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia -Italian son of Pope Alexander VI (b. 1474)

1544- Antoine, Duke of Lorraine -(b. 1489)

1548- Carpentras (composer)|Carpentras -French composer (b. 1470)

1594- Orlande de Lassus -Flemish composer (b. 1532)

1662- Henry Vane the Younger -English-American politician, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1613)

1674- Marin le Roy de Gomberville -French author and poet (b. 1600)

1703- Jean Herauld Gourville -French adventurer (b. 1625)

1794- Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1718)

1800- Louis Desaix -French general (b. 1768)

1800- Jean Baptiste Kléber -French general (b. 1753)

1801- Benedict Arnold -American general (b. 1741)

1825- Pierre Charles L'Enfant -French-American architect and engineer, designed Washington, D.C. (b. 1754)

1837- Giacomo Leopardi -Italian poet and philosopher (b. 1798)

1883- Edward FitzGerald (poet)|Edward FitzGerald -English poet and author (b. 1809)

1886- Alexander Ostrovsky -Russian director and playwright (b. 1823)

1907- William Le Baron Jenney -American architect and engineer, designed the Home Insurance Building (b. 1832)

1907- Bartolomé Masó -Cuban soldier and politician (b. 1830)

1908- Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby -English captain and politician, 6th Governor General of Canada (b. 1841)

1914- Adlai Stevenson I -American politician, 23rd Vice President of the United States (b. 1835)

1916- João Simões Lopes Neto -Brazilian author (b. 1865)

1920- Max Weber -German sociologist and economist (b. 1864)

1926- Mary Cassatt -American painter (b. 1843)

1927- Ottavio Bottecchia -Italian cyclist (b. 1894)

1927- Jerome K. Jerome -English author (b. 1859)

1928- Emmeline Pankhurst -English activist (b. 1857)

1932- Dorimène Roy Desjardins -Canadian businesswoman, co-founded Desjardins Group (b. 1858)

1933- Justinien de Clary -French target shooter (b. 1860)

1936- G. K. Chesterton -English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1874)

1936- Hans Poelzig -German architect, painter, and designer, designed the IG Farben Building (b. 1869)

1946- John Logie Baird -Scottish-English engineer (b. 1888)

1967- Eddie Eagan -American boxer (b. 1897)

1968- Salvatore Quasimodo -Italian author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1901)

1975- Pablo Antonio -Filipino architect (b. 1902)

1977- Robert Middleton -American actor (b. 1911)

1979- Ahmad Zahir -Afghan singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

1980- Charles Miller (musician)|Charles Miller -American saxophonist and flute player (War (band)|War) (b. 1939)

1982- Marjorie Bennett -Australian actress (b. 1896)

1986- Jorge Luis Borges -Argentinian author and poet (b. 1899)

1986- Alan Jay Lerner -American composer (b. 1918)

1990- Erna Berger -German soprano and actress (b. 1900)

1991- Peggy Ashcroft -English actress (b. 1907)

1994- Lionel Grigson -English pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1942)

1994- Henry Mancini -American composer and conductor (b. 1924)

1994- Marcel Mouloudji -French singer and actor (b. 1922)

1995- Els Aarne -Ukrainian-Estonian composer (b. 1917)

1995- Rory Gallagher -Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Taste (band)|Taste) (b. 1949)

1995- Roger Zelazny -American author (b. 1937)

1997- Richard Jaeckel -American actor (b. 1926)

1999- Bernie Faloney -American-Canadian football player (b. 1932)

2000- Attilio Bertolucci -Italian poet (b. 1911)

2002- June Jordan -American author and activist (b. 1936)

2003- Dale Whittington -American race car driver (b. 1959)

2004- Ulrich Inderbinen -Swiss mountain climber and guide (b. 1900)

2004- Eamonn McGirr -Irish-American singer (b. 1941)

2005- Carlo Maria Giulini -Italian conductor (b. 1914)

2005- Mimi Parent -Canadian painter (b. 1924)

2006- Monty Berman -English director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1905)

2006- Jean Roba -Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1930)

2007- Ruth Graham -Chinese-American author, poet, and painter (b. 1920)

2007- Robin Olds -American general and pilot (b. 1922)

2007- Kurt Waldheim -Austrian lieutenant and politician, 9th President of Austria (b. 1918)

2008- Jamelão -Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1913)

2008- Esbjörn Svensson -Swedish pianist (Esbjörn Svensson Trio) (b. 1964)

2009- Bob Bogle -American guitarist (The Ventures) (b. 1934)

2009- Ivan Della Mea -Italian singer-songwriter, journalist, and author (b. 1940)

2009- William McIntyre (judge)|William McIntyre -Canadian judge (b. 1918)

2012- Peter Archer, Baron Archer of Sandwell -English politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales (b. 1926)

2012- Al Brancato -American baseball player (b. 1919)

2012- Bob Chappuis -American football player (b. 1923)

2012- Margie Hyams -American pianist and vibraphone player (b. 1920)

2012- Karl-Heinz Kämmerling -German pianist and academic (b. 1930)

2012- Carlos Reichenbach -Brazilian director and producer (b. 1945)

2012- Erik Rhodes (pornographic actor)|Erik Rhodes -American porn actor (b. 1982)

2012- Gitta Sereny -Austrian-English historian, journalist, and author (b. 1921)

2012- Yvette Wilson -American actress (b. 1964)

2013- Pa Dillon -Irish hurler (b. 1938)

2013- Al Green (wrestler)|Al Green -American wrestler (b. 1955)

2013- Hugh Maguire (violinist)|Hugh Maguire -Irish violinist (b. 1926)

2013- Gene Mako -Hungarian-American tennis player (b. 1916)

2013- Elroy Schwartz -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)

2013- Tom Tall -American singer (b. 1937)

2013- Olwen Wymark -American-English playwright (b. 1932)

2014- Alberto Cañas Escalante -Costa Rican journalist and politician (b. 1920)

2014- Isabelle Collin Dufresne -French-American actress (b. 1935)

2014- Sam Kelly -English actor (b. 1943)

2014- Robert Lebeck -German photographer and journalist (b. 1929)

2014- Francis Matthews (actor)|Francis Matthews -English actor (b. 1927)

2014- James E. Rogers -American lawyer, businessman, and academic (b. 1938)

2014- Telangana Shakuntala -Indian actress (b. 1951)

2014- Rodney Thomas -American football player (b. 1973)