This Day in History

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

Events History

1462- Vlad III the Impaler -attempts to assassination|assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.

1565- Matsunaga Hisahide -assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogunate|Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru.

1579- Francis Drake|Sir Francis Drake -claims a land he calls ''New Albion|Nova Albion'' (modern California) for England.

1596-The Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz -discovers the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard|Spitsbergen.

1631- Mumtaz Mahal -dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.

1673- French people|French -explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet reach the Mississippi River and become the first Europeans to make a detailed account of its course.

1773- Cúcuta -Colombia, is discovered by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar.

1775- American Revolutionary War -Colonists inflict heavy casualties on British forces while losing the Battle of Bunker Hill.

1789-In France -the Estates of the realm|Third Estate declares itself the National Assembly (French Revolution)|National Assembly.

1795-The burghers of Swellendam -expel the Dutch East India Company magistrate and declare a republic.

1839-In the Kingdom of Hawaii -Kamehameha III issues the edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu|Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace are established as a result.

1843-The Wairau Affray -the first serious clash of arms between Māori people|Māori and British settlers in the New Zealand Wars, takes place.

1861- American Civil War -Battle of Vienna, Virginia.

1863-American Civil War: Battle of Aldie -in the Gettysburg Campaign.

1876- American Indian Wars -Battle of the Rosebud

1885-The Statue of Liberty -arrives in New York City|New York Harbor.

1898-The Hospital Corpsman|United States Navy Hospital Corps -is established.

1900- Boxer Rebellion -Eight-Nation Alliance|Allied Western and Japanese forces Battle of Dagu Forts (1900)|capture the Taku Forts in Tianjin, China.

1901-The College Board -introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.

1910- Aurel Vlaicu -pilots an A. Vlaicu nr. 1 on its first flight.

1930- President of the United States|U.S. President -Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law.

1932- Bonus Army -Around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the United States Senate|U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.

1933- Kansas City Massacre|Union Station Massacre -In Kansas City, Missouri, four Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.

1939-Last public guillotining in France: Eugen Weidmann -a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles, Yvelines|Versailles outside the Saint-Pierre prison.

1940- World War II -{{RMS|Lancastria}} is attacked and sunk by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France. At least 3,000 are killed in Britain's worst maritime disaster.

1940-World War II: The British Army -s 11th Hussars assault and take Fort Capuzzo in Libya, Africa from Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)|Italian forces.

1940-The three Baltic state -of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the Occupation and annexation of the Baltic states by the Soviet Union (1940)|occupation of the Soviet Union.

1944- Iceland -declares Icelandic National Day|independence from Denmark and becomes a republic.

1953- Uprising of 1953 in East Germany|East Germany Workers Uprising -In East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.

1958-The Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing -in the process of being built to connect Vancouver and North Vancouver (district municipality)|North Vancouver (Canada), collapses into the Burrard Inlet killing many of the ironworkers and injuring others.

1960-The Nez Perce people|Nez Perce -tribe is awarded $4 million for {{convert|7|e6acre|km2}} of land undervalued at 4 cents/acre in the 1863 treaty.

1963-The United States Supreme Court -rules 8–1 in ''Abington School District v. Schempp'' against requiring the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public school (government funded)|public schools.

1963-A day after Leaders of South Vietnam|South Vietnamese President -Ngo Dinh Diem announced the Joint Communique to end the Buddhist crisis, a riot involving around 2,000 people breaks out. One person is killed.

1967-The People's Republic of China -announces a successful test of its first thermonuclear weapon.

1971-President Richard Nixon -declares the U.S. War on Drugs.

1972- Watergate scandal -Five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican Party (United States)|Republican party to illegally Telephone tapping|wiretap the opposition.

1985- STS-51-G -Space Shuttle Discovery launches carrying Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a Payload Specialist.

1987-With the death of the last individual of the species, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow -becomes extinct.

1991- Apartheid -The Parliament of South Africa|South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act which required racial classification of all South Africans at birth.

1992-A "joint understanding" agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George H. W. Bush|George Bush -and President of Russia|Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II).

1994-Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson -is arrested for the O. J. Simpson murder case|murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Famous Birthdays

1239- Edward I of England -(d. 1307)

1603- Joseph of Cupertino -Italian mystic and saint (d. 1663)

1682- Charles XII of Sweden -(d. 1718)

1691- Giovanni Paolo Panini -Italian painter and architect (d. 1765)

1693- Johann Georg Walch -German theologian (d. 1775)

1704- John Kay (flying shuttle)|John Kay -English inventor, invented the Flying shuttle (d. 1780)

1714- César-François Cassini de Thury -French astronomer and cartographer (d. 1784)

1718- George Howard (British Army officer)|George Howard -English field marshal and politician (d. 1796)

1808- Henrik Wergeland -Norwegian poet, playwright, and linguist (d. 1845)

1810- Ferdinand Freiligrath -German poet (d. 1876)

1811- Jón Sigurðsson -Icelandic politician (d. 1879)

1818- Charles Gounod -French composer (d. 1893)

1818- Sophie of Württemberg -(d. 1877)

1832- William Crookes -English chemist and physicist (d. 1919)

1839- Arthur Tooth -English priest (d. 1931)

1858- Eben Sumner Draper -American politician, 44th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1914)

1861- Pete Browning -American baseball player (d. 1905)

1861- Omar Bundy -American general (d. 1940)

1863- Charles Michael, Duke of Mecklenburg -(d. 1934)

1867- Flora Finch -English-American actress (d. 1940)

1867- John Robert Gregg -Irish-American educator, publisher, and humanitarian (d. 1948)

1867- Henry Lawson -Australian poet and author (d. 1922)

1870- Kitaro Nishida -Japanese philosopher and academic (d. 1945)

1871- James Weldon Johnson -American author, journalist, and activist (d. 1938)

1876- William Carr (rower)|William Carr -American rower (d. 1942)

1880- Carl Van Vechten -American author and photographer (d. 1964)

1881- Tommy Burns (boxer)|Tommy Burns -Canadian boxer (d. 1955)

1882- Adolphus Frederick VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz -(d. 1918)

1882- Igor Stravinsky -Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1971)

1888- Heinz Guderian -German general (d. 1954)

1898- M. C. Escher -Dutch illustrator (d. 1972)

1898- Carl Hermann -German physicist and academic (d. 1961)

1898- Harry Patch -English soldier and firefighter (d. 2009)

1900- Martin Bormann -German politician (d. 1945)

1902- Sammy Fain -American composer (d. 1989)

1902- Alec Hurwood -Australian cricketer (d. 1982)

1903- Ruth Graves Wakefield -American chef, created the chocolate chip cookie (d. 1977)

1904- Ralph Bellamy -American actor and singer (d. 1991)

1904- Patrice Tardif (politician)|Patrice Tardif -Canadian politician (d. 1989)

1907- Maurice Cloche -French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1990)

1907- Charles Eames -American designer and architect (d. 1978)

1909- Elmer L. Andersen -American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Minnesota (d. 2004)

1909- Ralph E. Winters -Canadian-American film editor (d. 2004)

1910- Red Foley -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1968)

1910- George Hees -Canadian football player and politician (d. 1996)

1914- John Hersey -American journalist (d. 1993)

1915- David "Stringbean" Akeman -American singer and banjo player (d. 1973)

1915- Marcel Cadieux -Canadian civil servant and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (d. 1981)

1915- Karl Targownik -Hungarian-American psychiatrist (d. 1996)

1916- Terry Gilkyson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Easy Riders (American band)|The Easy Riders) (d. 1999)

1917- Dufferin Roblin -Canadian politician, 14th Premier of Manitoba (d. 2010)

1918- Ajahn Chah -Thai educator (d. 1992)

1919- John Moffat (Royal Navy officer)|John Moffat -Scottish lieutenant and pilot

1919- Beryl Reid -English actress (d. 1996)

1920- Jacob H. Gilbert -American politician (d. 1981)

1920- Setsuko Hara -Japanese actress

1920- François Jacob -French biologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1920- Peter Le Cheminant -English air marshal

1922- John Amis -English journalist and critic (d. 2013)

1923- Elroy Hirsch -American football player (d. 2004)

1923- Arnold S. Relman -American physician and academic (d. 2014)

1923- Dale C. Thomson -Canadian historian and educator (d. 1999)

1925- Alexander Shulgin -American pharmacologist and chemist (d. 2014)

1927- Martin Böttcher -German composer and conductor

1927- Wally Wood -American author, illustrator, and publisher (d. 1981)

1929- Tigran Petrosian -Armenian chess player (d. 1984)

1929- James Shigeta -American actor and singer (d. 2014)

1930- Brian Statham -English cricketer (d. 2000)

1931- John Baldessari -American painter

1932- Simon Bowes-Lyon -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire

1932- Derek Ibbotson -English runner

1932- Peter Lupus -American bodybuilder and actor

1932- John Murtha -American colonel and politician (d. 2010)

1933- Harry Browne -American politician (d. 2006)

1933- Christian Ferras -French violinist (d. 1982)

1936- Vern Harper -Canadian tribal leader and activist

1936- Ken Loach -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1937- Peter Fitzgerald (footballer)|Peter Fitzgerald -Irish footballer (d. 2013)

1937- Ted Nelson -American sociologist and philosopher

1939- Donald Anderson, Baron Anderson of Swansea -Welsh politician

1940- George Akerlof -American economist and academic, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate

1941- Nicholas C. Handy -English chemist (d. 2012)

1942- Mohamed ElBaradei -Egyptian politician, Vice President of Egypt, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1942- Roger Steffens -American actor and producer

1943- Newt Gingrich -American politician, 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

1943- Barry Manilow -American singer-songwriter and producer

1943- Chantal Mouffe -Belgian political theorist

1943- Burt Rutan -American engineer

1944- Randy Johnson (American football)|Randy Johnson -American football player (d. 2009)

1944- Bill Rafferty -American comedian and game show host (d. 2012)

1944- Chris Spedding -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Nucleus (band)|Nucleus and Sharks (band formed 1972)|Sharks)

1945- Frank Ashmore -American actor

1945- Art Bell -American radio host and author

1945- Tommy Franks -American general

1945- Ken Livingstone -English politician, 1st Mayor of London

1945- Eddy Merckx -Belgian cyclist

1946- David Crausby -English politician

1946- Peter Rosei -Austrian author

1947- Christopher Allport -American actor (d. 2008)

1947- Linda Chavez -American author

1947- George S. Clinton -American composer and songwriter

1947- Gregg Rolie -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Santana (band)|Santana, Journey (band)|Journey, and The Storm (band)|The Storm)

1947- Paul Young (Sad Café and Mike + The Mechanics singer)|Paul Young -English singer-songwriter (Sad Café (band)|Sad Café and Mike + The Mechanics) (d. 2000)

1948- Dave Concepción -Venezuelan baseball player

1948- Aurelio López -Mexican baseball player (d. 1992)

1948- Karol Sikora -English physician and academic

1949- John Craven (economist)|John Craven -English economist and academic

1949- Snakefinger -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Residents and Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers) (d. 1987)

1951- Starhawk -American author and activist

1951- John Garrett (ice hockey)|John Garrett -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1951- Paul McGuinness -German-Irish talent manager

1951- Joe Piscopo -American actor

1951- Robert Lowry Scott -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of County Tyrone

1952- Judith Macgregor -English diplomat, List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to South Africa|British High Commissioner to South Africa

1952- Mike Milbury -American ice hockey player, coach, and manager

1952- Estelle Morris, Baroness Morris of Yardley -English educator and politician, Secretary of State for Education

1953- Vernon Coaker -English educator and politician

1954- Mark Linn-Baker -American actor

1955- Gail Jones -Australian author

1955- Mati Laur -Estonian historian, author, and academic

1955- Bob Sauvé -Canadian ice hockey player

1956- Kelly Curtis -American actress

1956- Iain Milne -Scottish rugby player

1957- Phil Chevron -Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Pogues and The Radiators From Space) (d. 2013)

1957- Martin Dillon (musician)|Martin Dillon -American tenor and educator (d. 2005)

1957- Lawrence Goldman -English historian and author

1957- Jon Gries -American actor and producer

1957- Phyllida Lloyd -English director

1957- Jack Wouterse -Dutch actor

1958- Jello Biafra -American singer-songwriter and producer (Dead Kennedys, The No WTO Combo, and Lard (band)|Lard)

1958- Nicky Clarke -English hairdresser

1958- Bobby Farrelly -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1958- Sam Hamad -Syrian-Canadian politician

1958- Jon Leibowitz -American lawyer and politician

1958- Daniel McVicar -American actor

1958- Derek Lee Ragin -American tenor

1959- Lawrence Haddad -British development economist and academic

1959- Nikos Stavropoulos -Greek basketball player and coach

1960- Adrián Campos -Spanish race car driver

1960- Thomas Haden Church -American actor

1961- Kōichi Yamadera -Japanese actor

1962- Michael Monroe -Finnish singer-songwriter and saxophonist (Hanoi Rocks and Demolition 23)

1963- Greg Kinnear -American actor and producer

1964- Rinaldo Capello -Italian race car driver

1964- Michael Groß -German swimmer

1964- Svetla Mitkova-Sınırtaş -Bulgarian-Turkish shot putter and discus thrower

1964- Erin Murphy -American actress

1964- Steve Rhodes -English cricketer and coach

1965- Kami Cotler -American actress and educator

1965- Dermontti Dawson -American football player

1965- Dan Jansen -American speed skater

1965- Dara O'Kearney -Irish runner and poker player

1966- Mohammed Ghazy Al-Akhras -Iraqi journalist

1966- Tory Burch -American fashion designer

1966- Christy Canyon -American porn actress

1966- Ken Clark (running back)|Ken Clark -American football player (d. 2013)

1966- Diane Modahl -English runner

1966- Jason Patric -American actor

1967- Dorothea Röschmann -German soprano and actress

1967- Eric Stefani -American keyboard player, songwriter, and animator (No Doubt)

1968- Minoru Suzuki -Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

1969- Paul Tergat -Kenyan runner

1969- Ilya Tsymbalar -Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1970- Stéphane Fiset -Canadian ice hockey player

1970- Will Forte -American actor and screenwriter

1970- Jason Hanson -American football player

1970- Popeye Jones -American basketball player

1970- Michael Showalter -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1970- Sasha Sokol -Mexican singer-songwriter and actress

1971- Mildred Fox -Irish politician

1971- Paulina Rubio -Mexican singer and actress (Timbiriche)

1973- Krayzie Bone -American rapper and producer (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)

1973- Christian Claudio -Puerto Rican martial artist and author

1973- Louis Leterrier -French director and producer

1973- Leander Paes -Indian tennis player

1974- Evangelia Psarra -Greek archer

1975- Jennifer Irwin -Canadian actress

1975- Chloe Jones -American porn actress (d. 2005)

1975- Joshua Leonard -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1976- Scott Adkins -English actor and martial artist

1976- Sven Nys -Belgian cyclist

1976- Keisuke Ogihara -Japanese rapper (Rip Slyme)

1977- Tjaša Jezernik -Slovenian tennis player

1977- Mark Tauscher -American football player

1977- Branko Tomović -Serbian-German actor

1978- Kumiko Aso -Japanese actress

1978- Isabelle Delobel -French ice dancer

1979- Tyson Apostol -American television personality

1979- Young Maylay -American rapper, producer, and voice actor

1979- Nick Rimando -American soccer player

1980- Kimeru -Japanese singer and actor

1980- Jeph Jacques -American illustrator

1980- Elisa Rigaudo -Italian race walker

1980- Venus Williams -American tennis player

1981- Kyle Boller -American football player

1981- Shane Watson -Australian cricketer

1982- Arthur Darvill -English actor and singer

1982- Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa -Brazilian footballer

1982- Stanislava Hrozenská -Slovak tennis player

1982- Marek Svatoš -Slovak ice hockey player

1983- Connie Fisher -Irish-Welsh actress and singer

1983- Vlasis Kazakis -Greek footballer

1983- Jamal Mixon -American actor

1983- Kazunari Ninomiya -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (Arashi)

1983- Lee Ryan -English singer-songwriter and actor (Blue (boy band)|Blue)

1984- John Gallagher, Jr. -American actor and singer

1984- Michael Mathieu -Bahamian sprinter

1984- Si Tianfeng -Chinese race walker

1984- Chris Weidman -American mixed martial artist

1985- Marcos Baghdatis -Cypriot tennis player

1985- Rafael Sóbis -Brazilian footballer

1986- Apoula Edel -Armenian footballer

1986- Helen Glover (rower)|Helen Glover -ENglish rower

1987- Kendrick Lamar -American rapper (Black Hippy)

1987- Nozomi Tsuji -Japanese singer (Morning Musume Minimoni, and Morning Musume Otomegumi)

1988- Andrew Ogilvy -Australian basketball player

1988- Stephanie Rice -Australian swimmer

1989- Simone Battle -American actress, singer, and dancer (G.R.L) (d. 2014)

1989- Giorgos Tofas -Cypriot footballer

1990- Jordan Henderson -English footballer

1990- Hansle Parchment -Jamaican hurdler

1990- Laura Wright (singer)|Laura Wright -English singer (All Angels)

1991- Kayane -French gamer

1991- Jang Min-chul -South Korean gamer

1993- Jean Marie Froget -Mauritian swimmer

1997- Ottomar Ladva -Estonian chess player

1997- Sadie Robertson -American reality television star

History of Deaths

850- Tachibana no Kachiko -Japanese wife of Emperor Saga (b. 786)

900- Fulk (archbishop of Reims)|Fulk -French archbishop

1025- Bolesław I Chrobry -Polish king (b. 967)

1091- Dirk V, Count of Holland -(b. 1052)

1463- Infanta Catherine of Portugal -(b. 1436)

1565- Ashikaga Yoshiteru -Japanese shogun (b. 1536)

1694- Philip Howard (cardinal)|Philip Howard -English cardinal (b. 1629)

1696- John III Sobieski -Polish king (b. 1629)

1719- Joseph Addison -English poet and playwright (b. 1672)

1734- Claude Louis Hector de Villars -French general (b. 1653)

1740- Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Baronet -English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1687)

1762- Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon -French poet and playwright (b. 1674)

1771- Daskalogiannis -Greek rebel leader

1775- John Pitcairn -Scottish-English soldier (b. 1722)

1797- Mohammad Khan Qajar -Persian tribal chief (b. 1742)

1813- Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham -Scottish-English admiral and politician (b. 1726)

1821- Martín Miguel de Güemes -Argentinian general and politician (b. 1785)

1839- Lord William Bentinck -English general and politician, 14th Governor-General of India (b. 1774)

1858- Rani Lakshmibai -Indian queen (b. 1828)

1866- Joseph Méry -French poet (b. 1798)

1898- Edward Burne-Jones -English painter (b. 1833)

1904- Nikolay Bobrikov -Russian soldier and politician, Governor-General of Finland (b. 1839)

1936- Julius Seljamaa -Estonian journalist, politician, and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)

1939- Allen Sothoron -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1893)

1940- Arthur Harden -English biochemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

1941- Johan Wagenaar -Dutch organist and composer (b. 1862)

1942- Charles Fitzpatrick -Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1853)

1952- Jack Parsons (rocket engineer)|Jack Parsons -American chemist and engineer (b. 1914)

1954- Danny Cedrone -American guitarist and bandleader (b. 1920)

1956- Percival Perry, 1st Baron Perry -English businessman (b. 1878)

1956- Paul Rostock -German surgeon (b. 1892)

1956- Bob Sweikert -American race car driver (b. 1926)

1957- Dorothy Richardson -English journalist and author (b. 1873)

1961- Jeff Chandler (actor)|Jeff Chandler -American actor and singer (b. 1918)

1963- Aleksander Kesküla -Estonian politician (b. 1882)

1968- José Nasazzi -Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1901)

1969- Rita Abatzi -Turkish-Greek singer (b. 1914)

1974- Pamela Britton -American actress (b. 1923)

1975- James Phinney Baxter III -American historian and academic (b. 1893)

1979- Duffy Lewis -American baseball player and manager (b. 1888)

1981- Richard O'Connor -Indian-English general (b. 1889)

1981- Zerna Sharp -American author and educator (b. 1889)

1982- Roberto Calvi -Italian banker (b. 1920)

1983- Peter Mennin -American composer and educator (b. 1923)

1984- Milbourne Christopher -American magician (b. 1914)

1984- John Murray (playwright)|John Murray -American playwright (b. 1906)

1985- John and Roy Boulting|John Boulting -English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1913)

1986- Kate Smith -American singer (b. 1907)

1987- Dick Howser -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1936)

1996- Thomas Kuhn -American historian and philosopher (b. 1922)

1996- Curt Swan -American illustrator (b. 1920)

1999- Basil Hume -English cardinal (b. 1923)

2000- Ismail Mahomed -South African lawyer and jurist, 17th Chief Justice of South Africa (b. 1931)

2001- Donald J. Cram -American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)

2001- Thomas Winning -Scottish cardinal (b. 1925)

2002- Willie Davenport -American hurdler (b. 1943)

2002- Fritz Walter -German footballer (b. 1920)

2004- Gerry McNeil -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)

2005- Karl Mueller (rock musician)|Karl Mueller -American bass player (Soul Asylum) (b. 1962)

2006- Bussunda -Brazilian comedian and actor (b. 1962)

2006- Arthur Franz -American actor (b. 1920)

2007- Gianfranco Ferré -Italian fashion designer (b. 1944)

2007- Serena Wilson -American dancer and choreographer (b. 1933)

2008- Cyd Charisse -American actress and dancer (b. 1922)

2008- Tsutomu Miyazaki -Japanese serial killer (b. 1962)

2009- Ralf Dahrendorf -German-English sociologist and politician (b. 1929)

2009- Darrell Powers -American sergeant (b. 1923)

2012- Stéphane Brosse -French mountaineer (b. 1971)

2012- Patricia Brown -American baseball player (b. 1931)

2012- Nathan Divinsky -Canadian mathematician and chess player (b. 1925)

2012- Brian Hibbard -Welsh actor and singer (The Flying Pickets) (b. 1946)

2012- Rodney King -American victim of police brutality (b. 1965)

2012- R. C. Owens -American football player (b. 1934)

2012- Fauzia Wahab -Pakistani politician (b. 1956)

2013- Michael Baigent -New Zealand-English author (b. 1948)

2013- Atiqul Haque Chowdhury -Bangladeshi playwright and producer (b. 1930)

2013- Pierre F. Côté -Canadian lawyer and civil servant (b. 1927)

2013- Bulbs Ehlers -American basketball player (b. 1923)

2013- James Holshouser -American politician, 68th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1934)

2013- Jalil Shahnaz -Iranian Tar (lute)|tar player (b. 1921)

2014- Patsy Byrne -English actress (b. 1933)

2014- Éric Dewailly -Canadian epidemiologist and academic (b. 1954)

2014- Paul England -Australian race car driver (b. 1929)

2014- Stanley Marsh 3 -American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1938)

2014- Arnold S. Relman -American physician and academic (b. 1923)

2014- Larry Zeidel -Canadian-American ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1928)