This Day in History

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

Events History


1180- Battle of Uji (1180)|First Battle of Uji -starting the Genpei War in Japan.

1280-The Battle of Moclín (1280)|Battle of Moclín -takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada. The battle resulted in a Granadian victory.

1305-A peace treaty between the Flanders|Flemish -and the France|French is signed at Treaty of Athis-sur-Orge|Athis-sur-Orge.

1314- First War of Scottish Independence -The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.

1532- Henry VIII of England|Henry VIII -and Francis I of France|François I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor|Charles V.

1565- Turgut Reis -(Dragut), commander of the Ottoman Empire|Ottoman navy, dies during the Siege of Malta (1565)|Siege of Malta.

1611-The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson -s fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.

1661-Marriage contract between Charles II of England -and Catherine of Braganza.

1683- William Penn -signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

1713-The French residents of Acadia -are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.

1757- Battle of Plassey -Three thousand Kingdom of Great Britain|British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj Ud Daulah at Plassey.

1758- Seven Years' War -Battle of Krefeld

1780- American Revolution -Battle of Springfield (Revolutionary War)|Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey|Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn, New Jersey|Millburn Township).

1794-Empress Catherine the Great|Catherine II -of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.

1810- John Jacob Astor -forms the Pacific Fur Company.

1812- War of 1812 -Great Britain revokes the restrictions on United States|American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.

1848-Beginning of the June Days Uprising -in Paris, France.

1860-The Congress of the United States|United States Congress -establishes the Government Printing Office.

1865- American Civil War -at Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate States of America|Confederate, Brigadier General (CSA)#Brigadier general|Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant rebel army.

1868- Typewriter -Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."

1887-The Rocky Mountains Park Act -becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park.

1894-The International Olympic Committee -is founded at the University of Paris|Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

1913- Second Balkan War -The Greece|Greeks defeat the Bulgarians in the Battle of Doiran (1913)|Battle of Doiran.

1914- Mexican Revolution -Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.

1917-In a game against the Texas Rangers (baseball)|Washington Senators -Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the Umpire (baseball)|umpire.

1919- Estonian War of Independence -the decisive defeat of the ''Baltische Landeswehr'' in the Battle of Cesis (1919)|Battle of Cesis. This day is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.

1926-The College Board -administers the first SAT exam.

1931- Wiley Post -and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.

1938-The Civil Aeronautics Act -is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.

1940- World War II -Nazi Germany|German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.

1941-The Lithuanian Activist Front -declares June Uprising in Lithuania|independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as the Occupation of Lithuania by Nazi Germany|Nazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.

1942-World War II: The first selections for the gas chamber -at Auschwitz take place on a train full of Jews from Paris.

1942-World War II: Germany's latest fighter aircraft|fighter -a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it Armin Faber|mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.

1943-World War II: The United Kingdom|British -destroyers {{HMS|Eclipse|H08|6}} and {{HMS|Laforey|G99|6}} sink the Italy|Italian submarine 600-Serie Adua class submarine|''Ascianghi'' in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser {{HMS|Newfoundland|59|6}}.

1946-The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake -strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

1946-The National Democratic Front (French India)|National Democratic Front -wins a landslide victory in the French India municipal election, 1946|municipal elections in French India.

1947-The United States Senate -follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.

1956-The French National Assembly -takes the first step in creating the French Community by passing the Loi Cadre, transferring a number of powers from Paris to elected territorial governments in French West Africa.

1958-The Dutch Reformed Church -accepts women ministers.

1959-Convicted Manhattan Project -spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany where he resumes a scientific career.

1959-A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim -(Norway) kills 34 people.

1960-The United States Food and Drug Administration -declares Mestranol/norethynodrel|Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.

1961- Cold War -the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force after the opening date for signature set for the December 1, 1959.

1967-Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson -meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.

1969- Warren E. Burger -is sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States|United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.

1969- Software Industry -IBM announced that effective January 1970 it would price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry.

1972- Watergate Scandal -U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate scandal|Watergate break-ins.

1972- Title IX -of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexism|sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal government of the United States|federal funds.

1973-A fire -at a house in Kingston upon Hull|Hull, England which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Bruce George Peter Lee|Peter Dinsdale.

1982- Chinese American -Vincent Chin dies in a coma after being beaten in Highland Park, Michigan on June 19, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese people|Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.

1985-A terrorist bomb aboard Air India Flight 182 -brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.

2012- Ashton Eaton -breaks the Decathlon world record progression|decathlon world record at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials (track and field)|United States Olympic Trials.

2013- Nik Wallenda -becomes the first man to Skywire Live|successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a Tightrope walking|tight rope.

2014-The last of Syria's Syria chemical weapons program|declared chemical weapons -are Destruction of Syria's chemical weapons|shipped out for destruction.

Famous Birthdays


47 BC- Caesarion -Egyptian king (d. 30 BC)

1433- Francis II, Duke of Brittany -(d. 1488)

1456- Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland -(d. 1486)

1534- Oda Nobunaga -Japanese warlord (d. 1582)

1596- Johan Banér -Swedish field marshal (d. 1641)

1612- André Tacquet -Flemish priest and mathematician (d. 1660)

1668- Giambattista Vico -Italian jurist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1744)

1683- Étienne Fourmont -French orientalist and sinologist (d. 1745)

1685- Antonio Bernacchi -Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1756)

1703- Marie Leszczyńska -Polish wife of Louis XV of France (d. 1768)

1711- Giovanni Battista Guadagnini -Italian instrument maker (d. 1786)

1716- Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley -English politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales (d. 1789)

1750- Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu -French geologist (d. 1801)

1763- Joséphine de Beauharnais -French wife of Napoleon I (d. 1814)

1799- John Milton Bernhisel -American physician and politician (d. 1881)

1800- Karol Marcinkowski -Polish physician and activist (d. 1846)

1824- Carl Reinecke -German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1910)

1863- Sándor Bródy -Hungarian author and journalist (d. 1924)

1877- Norman Pritchard -Indian-English hurdler and actor (d. 1929)

1884- Cyclone Taylor -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1979)

1888- Bronson M. Cutting -American publisher and politician (d. 1935)

1888- Lee Moran -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1961)

1889- Anna Akhmatova -Ukrainian-Russian poet and author (d. 1966)

1894- Alfred Kinsey -American entomologist and sexologist (d. 1956)

1894- Edward VIII -of the United Kingdom (d. 1972)

1897- Alexandru Giugaru -Romanian actor (d. 1986)

1898- Karl Weinbacher -German manager and war criminal (d. 1946)

1902- Mathias Wieman -German actor (d. 1969)

1903- Paul Joseph James Martin -Canadian politician (d. 1992)

1905- Jack Pickersgill -Canadian politician, 35th Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1997)

1906- Tribhuvan of Nepal -(d. 1955)

1907- Dercy Gonçalves -Brazilian comedian and actress (d. 2008)

1907- James Meade -English economist and academic, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

1909- David Lewis (politician)|David Lewis -Russian-Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1981)

1909- Georges Rouquier -French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)

1910- Jean Anouilh -French playwright (d. 1987)

1910- Gordon B. Hinckley -American religious leader, 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 2008)

1910- Milt Hinton -American bassist and photographer (d. 2000)

1910- Bill King (Royal Navy officer)|Bill King -English commander and author (d. 2012)

1912- Alan Turing -English mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1954)

1913- William P. Rogers -American commander, lawyer, and politician, 55th United States Secretary of State (d. 2001)

1916- Len Hutton -English cricketer (d. 1990)

1918- Madeleine Parent -Canadian activist (d. 2012)

1919- Mohamed Boudiaf -Algerian politician, List of heads of state of Algeria|President of Algeria (d. 1992)

1921- Armand Russell -Canadian politician (d. 2012)

1922- Morris R. Jeppson -American lieutenant and physicist (d. 2010)

1922- Hal Laycoe -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1998)

1923- Peter Corr -Irish Footballer (d. 2001)

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

1923- Tedi Thurman -American model and actress (d. 2012)

1923- Giuseppina Tuissi -Italian activist (d. 1945)

1925- Miriam Karlin -English actress (d. 2011)

1925- Art Modell -American businessman (d. 2012)

1926- Lawson Soulsby, Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior -English microbiologist and parasitologist

1927- Bob Fosse -American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)

1927- John Habgood, Baron Habgood -English archbishop

1928- Jean Cione -American baseball player (d. 2010)

1928- Michael Shaara -American author (d. 1988)

1929- June Carter Cash -American singer-songwriter and actress (Carter Family and The Carter Sisters) (d. 2003)

1930- Donn F. Eisele -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1987)

1930- John Elliott (historian)|John Elliott -English historian and academic

1930- Francis Newall, 2nd Baron Newall -English businessman and politician

1930- Anthony Thwaite -English poet, critic, and academic

1931- Gunnar Uusi -Estonian chess player (d. 1981)

1932- Peter Millett, Baron Millett -English lawyer and judge

1934- Keith Sutton (bishop)|Keith Sutton -British bishop

1934- Bill Torrey -Canadian businessman

1935- Maurice Ferre -American politician, 32nd Mayor of Miami

1935- Keith Burkinshaw -English footballer and manager

1936- Richard Bach -American author

1936- Costas Simitis -Greek politician, 180th Prime Minister of Greece

1937- Martti Ahtisaari -Finnish politician, 10th President of Finland, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1937- Alan Haselhurst -English politician

1937- Niki Sullivan -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Crickets) (d. 2004)

1938- John Hayes (British politician)|John Hayes -English politician

1940- Adam Faith -English singer, actor, and journalist (d. 2003)

1940- Derry Irvine, Baron Irvine of Lairg -Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain

1940- Marcel Massé -Canadian politician and civil servant

1940- Wilma Rudolph -American runner (d. 1994)

1940- Stuart Sutcliffe -Scottish-English bass player (The Beatles) (d. 1962)

1941- Robert Hunter (lyricist)|Robert Hunter -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Grateful Dead)

1941- Roger McDonald -Australian author

1942- Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow -English cosmologist and astrophysicist

1943- Vint Cerf -American computer scientist

1943- James Levine -American pianist and conductor

1944- Rosetta Hightower -American singer (The Orlons)

1945- Kjell Albin Abrahamson -Swedish journalist and author

1945- John Garang -Sudanese politician, President of Southern Sudan (d. 2005)

1946- Julian Hipwood -English polo player and coach

1946- Ted Shackelford -American actor

1947- Bryan Brown -Australian actor and producer

1948- Myles Goodwyn -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (April Wine)

1948- Luther Kent -American singer

1948- Clarence Thomas -American judge

1949- Gordon Bray -Australian sportscaster

1949- Sheila Noakes, Baroness Noakes -English accountant and politician

1950- Nicholas Cleobury -English organist and conductor

1951- Angelo Falcón -Puerto Rican-American political scientist, founded the National Institute for Latino Policy

1951- Stevi Jackson -British academic, women's studies

1951- Jim Metzler -American actor

1951- Michèle Mouton -French race car driver

1952- Anthony Jackson (musician)|Anthony Jackson -American bass player

1953- Andrew Moylan -English judge

1955- Pierre Corbeil -Canadian dentist and politician

1955- Glenn Danzig -American singer-songwriter and producer (Misfits (band)|Misfits, Samhain (band)|Samhain, and Danzig (band)|Danzig)

1955- Maggie Greenwald -American director and screenwriter

1955- Maggie Philbin -English television and radio host

1955- Pamela Rooke -English model and actress

1955- Jean Tigana -French footballer and manager

1956- Tony Hill (American football)|Tony Hill -American football player and sportscaster

1956- Randy Jackson -American bass player and producer

1957- Frances McDormand -American actress

1960- Donald Harrison -American saxophonist, composer, and producer

1960- Tatsuya Uemura -Japanese composer and programmer

1961- Richard Arnold (judge)|Richard Arnold -English judge

1961- Zoran Janjetov -Serbian illustrator

1961- LaSalle Thompson -American basketball player, coach, and manager

1962- Chuck Billy (vocalist)|Chuck Billy -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Testament (band)|Testament and Dublin Death Patrol)

1962- Andrew Bingham -English politician

1962- Steve Shelley -American drummer and producer (The Crucifucks (band)|The Crucifucks, Sonic Youth, Dim Stars, and Disappears)

1962- Kari Takko -Finnish ice hockey player

1962- Kevin Yagher -American make-up artist

1963- Colin Montgomerie -Scottish golfer

1963- Wesley Warren, Jr. -American Lymphatic filariasis|elephantiasis victim (d. 2014)

1964- Yun Lou -Chinese gymnast

1964- Nicolas Marceau -Canadian economist and politician

1964- Joss Whedon -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1965- Paul Arthurs -English guitarist (Oasis (band)|Oasis and The Rain)

1965- Mitch Longley -American actor and stuntman

1966- Chico DeBarge -American singer and pianist (DeBarge)

1966- Richie Ren -Taiwanese singer and actor

1969- Martin Klebba -American actor

1970- Robert Brooks -American football player

1970- Martin Deschamps -Canadian singer-songwriter (Offenbach (band)|Offenbach)

1970- Yann Tiersen -French singer-songwriter and guitarist

1971- Fred Ewanuick -Canadian actor

1971- Félix Potvin -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1972- Selma Blair -American actress

1972- Ron Corning -American journalist

1972- Louis Van Amstel -Dutch-American dancer and choreographer

1972- Zinedine Zidane -French footballer and manager

1973- Marija Naumova -Latvian singer-songwriter

1974- Joel Edgerton -Australian actor, producer, and screenwriter

1974- Mark Hendrickson -American basketball and baseball player

1975- Jeffrey Carlson -American actor and singer

1975- Kevin Dyson -American football player and coach

1975- Mike James (basketball, born 1975)|Mike James -American basketball player

1975- Mik Kersten -Polish-Canadian computer scientist, created task-focused interface

1975- Janika Sillamaa -Estonian singer and actress

1975- KT Tunstall -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1976- Mizchif -Zimbabwean-South African rapper (d. 2014)

1976- Wade Barrett (soccer)|Wade Barrett -American soccer player and manager

1976- Joe Becker (musician)|Joe Becker -American guitarist and composer

1976- Patrick Monahan (comedian)|Patrick Monahan -Iranian-Irish comedian

1976- Savvas Poursaitidis -Greek-Cypriot footballer

1976- Brandon Stokley -American football player

1976- Paola Suárez -Argentinian tennis player

1976- Emmanuelle Vaugier -Canadian actress and singer

1976- Patrick Vieira -French footballer and manager

1977- Miguel Ángel Angulo -Spanish footballer

1977- Hayden Foxe -Australian footballer and manager

1977- Jaan Jüris -Estonian ski jumper

1977- Jason Mraz -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1977- Shaun O'Hara -American football player

1978- Memphis Bleek -American rapper, producer, and actor

1978- Frédéric Leclercq -French singer-songwriter and bass player (DragonForce and Heavenly (French band)|Heavenly)

1978- Matt Light -American football player and sportscaster

1979- LaDainian Tomlinson -American football player

1980- Becky Cloonan -American author and illustrator

1980- Melissa Rauch -American actress

1980- Ramnaresh Sarwan -Guyanese cricketer

1980- Francesca Schiavone -Italian tennis player

1980- Stephan Wojcikiewicz -Canadian badminton player

1981- Antony Costa -English singer-songwriter and actor (Blue (English band)|Blue)

1981- Rolf Wacha -German rugby player

1982- Rafael Bejarano -Peruvian-American jockey

1982- Derek Boogaard -Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2011)

1983- Jason Berrent -American actor and producer

1983- Brooks Laich -Canadian ice hockey player

1983- José Manuel Rojas -Chilean footballer

1983- Miles Fisher -American actor and singer

1984- Duffy (singer)|Duffy -Welsh singer-songwriter and actress

1984- Tatjana Kivimägi -Russian-Estonian high jumper

1984- Takeshi Matsuda -Japanese swimmer

1984- Levern Spencer -Saint Lucian high jumper

1984- J. T. Thomas (Survivor contestant)|J. T. Thomas -American reality show contestant on ''Survivor: Tocantins''

1984- Dave Walsh (electronic sports player)|Dave Walsh -American gamer

1985- Kristo Aab -Estonian basketball player

1985- Marcel Reece -American football player

1987- Alessia Filippi -Italian swimmer

1988- Isabella Leong -Hong Kong singer and actress

1988- Chellsie Memmel -American gymnast

1989- Lauren Bennett -English singer and dancer (G.R.L. and Paradiso Girls)

1989- Marielle Jaffe -American model and actress

1989- Jordan Nolan -Canadian ice hockey player

1989- Ayana Taketatsu -Japanese voice actress and singer

1991- Katie Armiger -American singer

1992- Luiza Galiulina -Uzbekistani gymnast

1993- Tom Cassell -English blogger

1993- Marvin Grumann -German footballer

1995- Lauren Aquilina -English singer-songwriter

1995- Hao Yun -Chinese swimmer

History of Deaths


79- Vespasian -Roman emperor (b. 9)

679- Æthelthryth -English saint (b. 636)

1222- Constance of Aragon -(b. 1179)

1314- Henry de Bohun -English knight

1582- Shimizu Muneharu -Japanese commander (b. 1537)

1615- Mashita Nagamori -Japanese daimyo (b. 1545)

1677- William Louis, Duke of Württemberg -(b. 1647)

1686- William Coventry -English politician (b. 1628)

1707- John Mill (theologian)|John Mill -English theologian (b. 1645)

1733- Johann Jakob Scheuchzer -Swiss paleontologist and scholar (b. 1672)

1770- Mark Akenside -English poet and physician (b. 1721)

1775- Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz -German adventurer (b. 1692)

1779- Mikael Sehul -Ethiopian warlord (b. 1691)

1806- Mathurin Jacques Brisson -French zoologist and philosopher (b. 1723)

1811- Nicolau Tolentino de Almeida -Portuguese poet (b. 1740)

1832- Sir James Hall, 4th Baronet -Scottish geologist and geophysicist (b. 1761)

1836- James Mill -Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1773)

1856- Ivan Kireyevsky -Russian philosopher and critic (b. 1806)

1881- Matthias Jakob Schleiden -German botanist and academic (b. 1804)

1891- Wilhelm Eduard Weber -German physicist and academic (b. 1804)

1891- Samuel Newitt Wood -American lawyer and politician (b. 1825)

1893- Theophilus Shepstone -English-South African politician (b. 1817)

1945- Giuseppina Tuissi -Italian journalist and activist (b. 1923)

1956- Reinhold Glière -Russian composer and educator (b. 1875)

1959- Boris Vian -French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920)

1969- Volmari Iso-Hollo -Finnish runner (b. 1907)

1970- Roscoe Turner -American pilot (b. 1895)

1973- Gerry Birrell -Scottish race car driver (b. 1944)

1980- Sanjay Gandhi -Indian politician (b. 1946)

1980- V. V. Giri -Indian politician, 4th President of India (b. 1894)

1980- Clyfford Still -American painter (b. 1904)

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

1981- Zarah Leander -Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907)

1982- Vincent Chin -Chinese-American murder victim (b. 1955)

1989- Werner Best -German police officer and jurist (b. 1903)

1990- Harindranath Chattopadhyay -Indian poet, actor, and politician (b. 1898)

1991- Frank Buckland (ice hockey)|Frank Buckland -Canadian businessman (b. 1902)

1991- Lea Padovani -Italian actress (b. 1920)

1992- Eric Andolsek -American football player (b. 1966)

1995- Roger Grimsby -American journalist and actor (b. 1928)

1995- Jonas Salk -American biologist and physician (b. 1914)

1995- Anatoli Tarasov -Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)

1996- Andreas Papandreou -Greek economist and politician, 174th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)

1997- Betty Shabazz -American educator and activist (b. 1936)

1998- Maureen O'Sullivan -Irish-American actress and singer (b. 1911)

1999- Buster Merryfield -English actor (b. 1920)

2000- Peter Dubovský -Slovak footballer (b. 1972)

2000- Peter L. Pond -American clergyman, activist, and philanthropist (b. 1933)

2001- Yvonne Dionne -Canadian quintuplet (b. 1934)

2002- Pedro Alcázar -Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)

2005- Shana Alexander -American journalist (b. 1926)

2005- Manolis Anagnostakis -Greek poet and critic (b. 1925)

2006- Luke Graham (wrestler)|Luke Graham -American wrestler (b. 1940)

2006- Aaron Spelling -American actor, producer, and screenwriter, founded Spelling Television (b. 1923)

2007- Rod Beck -American baseball player (b. 1968)

2008- Claudio Capone -Italian-Scottish actor (b. 1952)

2008- Arthur Chung -Guyanan politician, 1st President of Guyana (b. 1918)

2008- Marian Glinka -Polish actor and bodybuilder (b. 1943)

2008- Judith Holzmeister -Austrian actress (b. 1920)

2009- Raymond Berthiaume -Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1931)

2009- John Callaway (journalist)|John Callaway -American journalist (b. 1936)

2009- Hanne Hiob -German actress (b. 1923)

2009- Ed McMahon -American game show host and announcer (b. 1923)

2009- Jerri Nielsen -American physician and explorer (b. 1952)

2009- Manuel Saval -Mexican actor (b. 1956)

2010- Pete Quaife -English bass player (The Kinks) (b. 1943)

2011- Peter Falk -American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1927)

2011- Dennis Marshall -Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985)

2011- Fred Steiner -American composer and conductor (b. 1923)

2012- Franz Crass -German singer (b. 1928)

2012- Robin de La Lanne-Mirrlees -English author and soldier (b. 1925)

2012- James Durbin -English economist and statistician (b. 1923)

2012- Brigitte Engerer -French pianist and educator (b. 1952)

2012- Ken Hargreaves -English politician (b. 1939)

2012- Alan McDonald (association football)|Alan McDonald -Irish footballer and manager (b. 1963)

2012- Frank Chee Willeto -American politician, 4th Vice President of the Navajo Nation (b. 1925)

2012- Walter J. Zable -American football player and businessman, founded the Cubic Corporation (b. 1915)

2013- Bobby Bland -American singer-songwriter (b. 1930)

2013- Frank Kelso -American admiral, United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1933)

2013- Kurt Leichtweiss -German mathematician and academic (b. 1927)

2013- Little Willie Littlefield -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1931)

2013- Richard Matheson -American author and screenwriter (b. 1926)

2013- Darryl Read -English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (Crushed Butler and Tiger (1970s band)|Tiger) (b. 1951)

2013- Sharon Stouder -American swimmer (b. 1948)

2013- Frank Stranahan -American golfer (b. 1922)

2014- Małgorzata Braunek -Polish actress (b. 1947)

2014- Nancy Garden -American author (b. 1938)

2014- Euros Lewis -Welsh cricketer (b. 1942)

2014- Paula Kent Meehan -American businesswoman, co-founded Redken (b. 1931)

2014- Steve Viksten -American voice actor and screenwriter (b. 1960)