This Day in History

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

Events History


350- Roman usurper -Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed in Rome by troops of the usurper Magnentius.

1422- Battle of Arbedo -between the duke of Milan and the Switzerland|Swiss Cantons of Switzerland|cantons.

1520-Spanish conquistador -led by Hernán Cortés La Noche Triste|fight their way out of Tenochtitlan.

1521-Spanish forces defeat a combined Kingdom of France|French -and Kingdom of Navarre|Navarrese army at the Battle of Noáin during the Spanish conquest of Iberian Navarre.

1559-King Henry II of France -is mortally wounded in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery.

1651- The Deluge (Polish history)|The Deluge -Khmelnytsky Uprising

1688-The Immortal Seven -issue the Invitation to William (continuing the Kingdom of England|English rebellion from Rome), which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution.

1758- Seven Years' War -The Battle of Domstadtl takes place.

1794-Native American forces under Blue Jacket -attack Fort Recovery.

1805-The Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress -organizes the Michigan Territory.

1860-The 1860 Oxford evolution debate -at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place.

1864- President of the United States|U.S. President -Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".

1882- Charles J. Guiteau -is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of President of the United States|U.S. President James Garfield.

1886-The first transcontinental train trip across Canada -departs from Montreal. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4.

1892-The Homestead Strike -begins near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1905- Albert Einstein -publishes the article ''Annus Mirabilis Papers#Special relativity|On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies'', in which he introduces special relativity.

1906-The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act -and Pure Food and Drug Act.

1908-The Tunguska event -occurs in remote Siberia.

1912-The Regina Cyclone -hits Regina, Saskatchewan, killing 28. It remains Canada's deadliest tornado event.

1917- World War I -Kingdom of Greece|Greece declares war on the Central Powers.

1921-U.S. President Warren G. Harding -appoints former President William Howard Taft Chief Justice of the United States.

1922-In Washington D.C. -U.S. Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes and Dominican Ambassador Francisco J. Peynado sign the Hughes-Peynado agreement, which ends the United States occupation of the Dominican Republic (1916–1924)|United States occupation of the Dominican Republic.

1934-The Night of the Long Knives -Adolf Hitler's violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, takes place.

1936-Emperor Haile Selassie -of Ethiopian Empire|Abyssinia appeals for aid to the League of Nations against Italy's invasion of his country.

1937-The world's first emergency telephone number -999 (emergency telephone number)|999, is introduced in London

1944- World War II -The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to United States|American forces.

1953-The first Chevrolet Corvette -rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.

1956-A Trans World Airlines|TWA -Lockheed Constellation|Super Constellation and a United Airlines Douglas DC-7|DC-7 1956 Grand Canyon mid-air collision|collide above the Grand Canyon in Arizona and crash, killing all 128 on board both airliners.

1960- Belgian Congo|Congo -gains independence from Belgium.

1963- Ciaculli massacre -a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco "Ciaschiteddu"|Salvatore Greco, kills seven Polizia di Stato|police officers and Italian Army|military personnel near Palermo.

1966-The National Organization for Women -the United States' largest feminism|feminist organization, is founded.

1968- Pope Paul VI -issues the ''Credo of the People of God''.

1971-The crew of the Soviet Union|Soviet -''Soyuz 11'' spacecraft are killed when their air supply escapes through a faulty valve.

1971- Ohio -ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect.

1972-The first leap second -is added to the UTC time system.

1977-The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization -disbands.

1985-Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 -are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.

1986-The Supreme Court of the United States|U.S. Supreme Court -rules in ''Bowers v. Hardwick'' that states can outlaw Homosexuality|homosexual acts between consenting adults.

1990- East Germany -and West Germany merge their economies.

1997-The United Kingdom -Transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong|transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China.

Famous Birthdays


1286- John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey -English politician (d. 1347)

1470- Charles VIII of France -(d. 1498)

1503- John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony -(d. 1554)

1588- Giovanni Maria Sabino -Italian organist, composer, and educator (d. 1649)

1641- Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg -German-English general (d. 1719)

1685- John Gay -English poet and playwright (d. 1732)

1755- Paul François Jean Nicolas, vicomte de Barras -French politician (d. 1829)

1789- Horace Vernet -French painter (d. 1863)

1801- Frédéric Bastiat -French economist and theorist (d. 1850)

1803- Thomas Lovell Beddoes -English poet, playwright, and physician (d. 1849)

1807- Friedrich Theodor Vischer -German author, poet, and playwright (d.1887)

1817- Joseph Dalton Hooker -English botanist and explorer (d. 1911)

1823- Dinshaw Maneckji Petit -Indian businessman (d. 1901)

1843- Ernest Mason Satow -English orientalist and diplomat (d. 1929)

1864- Frederick Bligh Bond -English architect and archaeologist (d. 1945)

1880- Franz Kröwerath -German rower (d. 1945)

1883- Johan Olin -Finnish wrestler (d. 1928)

1884- Georges Duhamel -French author and critic (d. 1966)

1890- Paul Boffa -Maltese politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1962)

1891- Man Mountain Dean -American wrestler (d. 1953)

1891- Ed Lewis (wrestler)|Ed Lewis -American wrestler (d. 1966)

1892- Pierre Blanchar -Algerian-French actor and director (d. 1963)

1892- Bo Carter -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mississippi Sheiks) (d. 1962)

1892- Oswald Pohl -German SS officer (d. 1951)

1893- Walter Ulbricht -German politician (d. 1973)

1899- Madge Bellamy -American actress (d. 1990)

1899- Harry Shields -American clarinet player (d. 1971)

1906- Ralph Allen (footballer)|Ralph Allen -English footballer (d. 1981)

1906- Anthony Mann -American actor and director (d. 1967)

1907- Roman Shukhevych -Ukrainian general and politician (d. 1950)

1908- Winston Graham -English author (d. 2003)

1911- Czesław Miłosz -Polish poet and author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

1912- Ludwig Bölkow -German engineer (d. 2003)

1912- Dan Reeves (American football executive)|Dan Reeves -American businessman (d. 1971)

1913- Alfonso López Michelsen -Colombian lawyer and politician, 24th President of Colombia (d. 2007)

1913- Harry Wismer -American sportscaster (d. 1967)

1914- Francisco da Costa Gomes -Portuguese general and politician, 15th President of Portugal (d. 2001)

1914- Allan Houser -American sculptor and painter (d. 1994)

1914- Bill Monti -Welsh-Australian rugby player (d. 1977)

1917- Susan Hayward -American actress and singer (d. 1975)

1917- Lena Horne -American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2010)

1919- Ed Yost -American inventor, invented the hot air balloon (d. 2007)

1925- Fred Schaus -American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)

1925- Anna Stella Schic -Brazilian pianist and composer (d. 2009)

1926- Paul Berg -American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1927- Walter G. Church, Sr. -American banker and politician (d. 2012)

1927- James Goldman -American screenwriter and playwright (d. 1998)

1927- Bob Willoughby -American-French photographer (d. 2009)

1930- Isaac Levi -American philosopher

1930- Thomas Sowell -American economist, philosopher, and author

1931- Yo-Yo Davalillo -Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2013)

1931- Andrew Hill -American pianist and composer (d. 2007)

1931- James Loughran -Scottish conductor

1933- Barry Hines -English author and screenwriter

1933- Lea Massari -Italian actress

1933- M. J. K. Smith -English cricketer and rugby player

1933- Orval Tessier -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1934- Harry Blackstone, Jr. -American magician and author (d. 1997)

1934- Richard Jolly -British development economist

1935- John Harlin -American pilot and mountaineer (d. 1966)

1936- Assia Djebar -Algerian author and director

1936- Nancy Dussault -American actress and singer

1936- Tony Musante -American actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1936- Dave Van Ronk -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

1937- Michael von Biel -German cellist and composer

1938- Billy Mills -American runner

1938- Apostolos Nikolaidis (singer)|Apostolos Nikolaidis -Greek singer (d. 1999)

1939- Tunku Annuar -Malaysian son of Badlishah of Kedah (d. 2014)

1939- Tony Hatch -English pianist, composer, and producer

1939- José Emilio Pacheco -Mexican poet and author (d. 2014)

1940- Mark Spoelstra -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)

1941- Peter Pollock -South African cricketer and author

1941- Otto Sander -German actor (d. 2013)

1942- Robert Ballard -American lieutenant and oceanographer

1942- Ron Harris (ice hockey)|Ron Harris -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1942- Dennis Rogan, Baron Rogan -Irish politician

1943- Florence Ballard -American singer (The Supremes) (d. 1976)

1943- Saeed Akhtar Mirza -Indian director and screenwriter

1943- Eddie Rambeau -American singer-songwriter, and actor

1943- Ahmed Sofa -Bangladeshi author, poet, and critic (d. 2001)

1944- Terry Funk -American wrestler and actor

1944- Raymond Moody -American parapsychologist and author

1944- Glenn Shorrock -English-Australian singer-songwriter (Little River Band, The Twilights, Axiom (Australian band)|Axiom, Esperanto (band)|Esperanto, and Birtles Shorrock Goble)

1944- Ron Swoboda -American baseball player and sportscaster

1945- Christopher Lloyd (art historian)|Christopher Lloyd -English historian and curator

1945- Sean Scully -Irish-American painter

1947- Barry Bremen -American businessman (d. 2011)

1947- David Meara -English priest

1948- Vilen Künnapu -Estonian architect and academic

1948- Murray McLauchlan -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1949- Uwe Kliemann -German footballer, coach, and manager

1949- Andy Scott (guitarist)|Andy Scott -Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Sweet (band)|Sweet)

1950- Leonard Whiting -English actor

1951- Stanley Clarke -American bass player and composer (Return to Forever, Animal Logic (band)|Animal Logic, and SMV (band)|SMV)

1952- Athanassios S. Fokas -Greek mathematician and academic

1952- David Garrison -American actor

1953- Jane Denton -English nurse

1953- Lin Feng-jiao -Taiwanese actress

1953- Hal Lindes -American-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dire Straits)

1954- Stephen Barlow (conductor)|Stephen Barlow -English organist, composer, and conductor

1954- Pierre Charles -Dominican politician, 5th Prime Minister of Dominica (d. 2004)

1954- Serzh Sargsyan -Armenian politician, 3rd President of Armenia

1954- Wayne Swan -Australian politician, 14th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

1955- David Alan Grier -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1955- Brian Vollmer -Canadian singer (Helix (band)|Helix)

1956- Volker Beck (athlete)|Volker Beck -German hurdler

1956- David Lidington -English politician, Minister of State for Europe

1957- Bud Black -American baseball player and manager

1957- Sterling Marlin -American race car driver

1957- Rich Vos -American comedian

1958- Tommy Keene -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1958- Lina Nikolakopoulou -Greek composer

1958- Wilhelm Reisinger -German footballer

1958- Esa-Pekka Salonen -Finnish conductor and composer

1959- Vincent D'Onofrio -American actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter

1959- Daniel Goldhagen -American political scientist and author

1959- Brendan Perry -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Dead Can Dance and The Scavengers)

1959- Sakis Tsiolis -Greek footballer and manager

1959- Sandip Verma, Baroness Verma -Indian-English businesswoman and politician

1960- Murray Cook -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Wiggles and Bang Shang a Lang)

1960- David Headley -American-Pakistani terrorist

1960- Jack McConnell -Scottish educator and politician, 3rd First Minister of Scotland

1962- Tony Fernández -Dominican baseball player

1962- Deirdre Lovejoy -American actress

1962- Anelia Nuneva -Bulgarian sprinter

1962- Julianne Regan -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (All About Eve (band)|All About Eve)

1963- Olha Bryzhina -Ukrainian sprinter

1963- Rupert Graves -English actor

1963- Yngwie Malmsteen -Swedish guitarist and songwriter (Steeler (American band)|Steeler and Alcatrazz)

1964- Mark Waters (director)|Mark Waters -American director and producer

1965- Steve Duchesne -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach

1965- Anna Levandi -Russian figure skater

1965- Gary Pallister -English footballer and sportscaster

1965- Mitch Richmond -American basketball player

1966- Andrey Abduvaliyev -Tajikistani-Uzbekistani hammer thrower

1966- Cheryl Bernard -Canadian curler

1966- Marton Csokas -New Zealand actor

1966- Wendy Davis (actress)|Wendy Davis -American actress

1966- Mike Tyson -American boxer and actor

1967- Patrik Bodén -Swedish javelin thrower

1967- David Busst -English footballer and manager

1967- Nitin Ganatra -Kenyan-English actor

1967- Silke Renk -German javelin thrower

1968- Phil Anselmo -American singer-songwriter and producer (Pantera, Arson Anthem, Down (band)|Down, and Superjoint Ritual)

1969- Sanath Jayasuriya -Sri Lankan cricketer and politician

1969- Uta Rohländer -German sprinter

1969- Sébastien Rose -Canadian director and screenwriter

1970- Brian Bloom -American actor and screenwriter

1970- Antonio Chimenti -Italian footballer and manager

1970- Mark Grudzielanek -American baseball player

1971- Megan Fahlenbock -Canadian actress

1971- Anette Michel -Mexican actress

1971- Monica Potter -American actress

1972- Sandra Cam -Belgian swimmer

1972- James Martin (chef)|James Martin -English chef and journalist

1973- Robert Bales -American soldier

1973- Chan Ho Park -South Korean baseball player

1973- Frank Rost -German footballer and manager

1973- Noam Zylberman -Israeli-Canadian actor

1974- Tony Rock -American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1974- Hezekiél Sepeng -South African runner

1975- James Bannatyne -New Zealand footballer

1975- Ralf Schumacher -German race car driver

1975- Rami Shaaban -Swedish-Egyptian footballer

1977- Mark van Gisbergen -New Zealand-English rugby player

1977- Justo Villar -Paraguayan footballer

1978- Ben Cousins -Australian footballer

1978- Patrick Ivuti -Kenyan runner

1978- Claudio Rivalta -Italian footballer

1979- Matisyahu -American rapper and actor

1979- Sylvain Chavanel -French cyclist

1979- Rick Gonzalez -American actor

1979- Allari Naresh -Indian actor and singer

1979- Faisal Shahzad -Pakistani-American terrorist, attempted the 2010 Times Square car bombing attempt|Times Square bombing

1980- Rade Prica -Swedish footballer

1980- Seyi Olofinjana -Nigerian footballer

1981- Can Artam -Turkish race car driver

1981- Tom Burke (actor)|Tom Burke -English actor

1981- Matt Kirk -Canadian football player

1981- Karolina Sadalska -Polish canoe racer

1981- Barbora Špotáková -Czech javelin thrower

1981- Ben Utecht -American football player

1982- Willam Belli -American drag queen performer and singer (DWV (group)|DWV)

1982- Lizzy Caplan -American actress

1982- Ignacio Carrasco -Mexican footballer

1982- Otis Harris -American sprinter

1982- Andy Knowles -English drummer and producer (Franz Ferdinand (band)|Franz Ferdinand and Skuta (band)|Skuta)

1982- Mitch Maier -American baseball player

1982- Delwyn Young -American baseball player

1983- Marcus Burghardt -German cyclist

1983- Cheryl Cole -English singer-songwriter, dancer, and model (Girls Aloud)

1983- Marlin Jackson -American football player

1983- Katherine Ryan -Canadian-English comedian and actress

1983- Patrick Wolf -English singer-songwriter

1984- Miles Austin -American football player

1984- Gabriel Badilla -Costa Rican footballer

1984- Fantasia Barrino -American singer-songwriter and actress

1985- Trevor Ariza -American basketball player

1985- Rafał Blechacz -Polish pianist

1985- Michael Phelps -American swimmer

1985- Cody Rhodes -American wrestler and actor

1985- Fabiana Vallejos -Argentinian footballer

1986- Alicia Fox -American wrestler and model

1986- Fredy Guarín -Colombian footballer

1986- Jamai Loman -Dutch singer and actor

1986- Nicola Pozzi -Italian footballer

1986- Hugh Sheridan -Australian actor and singer

1986- Allegra Versace -Italian-American businesswoman

1987- Ryan Cook (baseball)|Ryan Cook -American baseball player

1987- Andrew Hedgman -New Zealand runner

1988- Jack Douglass -American comedian and actor

1988- Jeff Kobernus -American baseball player

1988- Sean Marquette -American actor

1989- Asbel Kiprop -Kenyan runner

1989- Steffen Liebig -German rugby player

1989- David Myers (Australian rules footballer)|David Myers -Australian footballer

1989- Miguel Vítor -Portuguese footballer

1990- Petra Krejsová -Czech tennis player

1991- Kaho (actress)|Kaho -Japanese actress

1991- David Witts -English actor

1992- Holliston Coleman -American actress

1994- Rhys Jones (athlete)|Rhys Jones -Welsh sprinter

1995- Allie Kiick -American tennis player

1997- Iryna Shymanovich -Belarusian tennis player

History of Deaths


350- Nepotianus -Roman ruler

1181- Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester -Welsh politician (b. 1147)

1224- Adolf of Osnabrück -German monk and bishop (b. 1185)

1364- Arnošt of Pardubice -Czech archbishop (b. 1297)

1538- Charles II, Duke of Guelders -(b. 1467)

1607- Caesar Baronius -Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1538)

1660- William Oughtred -English minister and mathematician (b. 1575)

1666- Alexander Brome -English poet and playwright (b. 1620)

1670- Henrietta of England -(b. 1644)

1704- John Quelch (pirate)|John Quelch -English pirate (b. 1665)

1708- Tekle Haymanot I -of Ethiopia (b. 1706)

1709- Edward Lhuyd -Welsh botanist, linguist, and geographer (b. 1660)

1785- James Oglethorpe -English general and politician, 1st List of colonial governors of Georgia|Colonial Governor of Georgia (b. 1696)

1796- Abraham Yates, Jr. -American lawyer and politician (b. 1724)

1857- Alcide d'Orbigny -French zoologist and paleontologist (b. 1802)

1882- Charles J. Guiteau -American preacher and lawyer, assassin of James A. Garfield (b. 1841)

1882- Alberto Henschel -German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (b. 1827)

1890- Samuel Parkman Tuckerman -American composer (b. 1819)

1899- E. D. E. N. Southworth -American author (b. 1819)

1913- Alphonse Kirchhoffer -French fencer (b. 1873)

1917- Antonio de La Gándara -French painter (b. 1861)

1919- John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh -English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1842)

1932- Bruno Kastner -German actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1890)

1934- Karl Ernst -German soldier (b. 1904)

1934- Erich Klausener -German politician (b. 1885)

1934- Gustav Ritter von Kahr -German politician, List of Ministers-President of Bavaria|Minister-President of Bavaria (b. 1862)

1934- Gregor Strasser -German politician (b. 1892)

1934- Kurt von Schleicher -German general and politician, 23rd Chancellor of Germany (German Reich)|Chancellor of Germany (b. 1882)

1941- Yefim Fomin -Belarusian politician (b. 1909)

1941- Aleksander Tõnisson -Estonian general and politician, 5th Estonian Minister of War (b. 1875)

1943- Carlo Wieth -Danish actor (b. 1885)

1949- Édouard Alphonse James de Rothschild -French financier and polo player (b. 1868)

1951- Yrjö Saarela -Finnish wrestler (b. 1884)

1953- Elsa Beskow -Swedish author and illustrator (b. 1874)

1953- Charles William Miller -Brazilian footballer and civil servant (b. 1874)

1954- Andrass Samuelsen -Faroese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1873)

1956- Thorleif Lund -Norwegian actor (b. 1880)

1959- José Vasconcelos -Mexican philosopher and politician (b. 1882)

1961- Lee De Forest -American inventor, invented the audion tube (b. 1873)

1966- Giuseppe Farina -Italian race car driver (b. 1906)

1971- Georgi Asparuhov -Bulgarian footballer (b. 1943)

1971- Herbert Biberman -American director and screenwriter (b. 1900)

1971- Georgy Dobrovolsky -Ukrainian pilot and astronaut (b. 1928)

1971- Nikola Kotkov -Bulgarian footballer (b. 1938)

1971- Viktor Patsayev -Kazakh engineer and astronaut (b. 1933)

1971- Vladislav Volkov -Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1935)

1973- Nancy Mitford -English-French author (b. 1904)

1973- Vasyl Velychkovsky -Ukrainian-Canadian bishop and martyr (b. 1903)

1974- Vannevar Bush -American engineer and academic (b. 1890)

1976- Firpo Marberry -American baseball player (b. 1898)

1984- Lillian Hellman -American author and playwright (b. 1905)

1985- Haruo Remeliik -Palauan politician, 1st President of Palau (b. 1933)

1993- Wong Ka Kui -Hong Kong singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Beyond (band)|Beyond) (b. 1962)

1993- George McFarland -American actor and singer (b. 1928)

1995- Georgy Beregovoy -Ukrainian general and astronaut (b. 1921)

1995- Gale Gordon -American actor and singer (b. 1906)

1995- Phyllis Hyman -American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1949)

1996- Lakis Petropoulos -Greek footballer and manager (b. 1932)

1997- Larry O'Dea -Australian wrestler (b. 1944)

2000- Robert L. Manahan -American voice actor (b. 1956)

2001- Chet Atkins -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1924)

2001- Joe Henderson -American saxophonist (b. 1937)

2002- Chico Xavier -Brazilian medium and author (b. 1910)

2003- Buddy Hackett -American actor and singer (b. 1924)

2003- Robert McCloskey -American author and illustrator (b. 1915)

2004- Jamal Abro -Pakistani author (b. 1924)

2005- Clancy Eccles -Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1940)

2006- Robert Gernhardt -German poet, author, and painter (b. 1937)

2007- Sahib Singh Verma -Indian politician, 4th List of Chief Ministers of Delhi|Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)

2009- Pina Bausch -German dancer, choreographer, and director (b. 1940)

2009- Robert DePugh -American activist (b. 1923)

2009- Harve Presnell -American actor and singer (b. 1933)

2010- Park Yong-ha -South Korean actor and singer (b. 1977)

2011- Barry Bremen -American businessman (b. 1947)

2012- Michael Abney-Hastings, 14th Earl of Loudoun -(b. 1942)

2012- Richard Eardley -American politician (b. 1928)

2012- Miguel S. Demapan -American jurist (b. 1953)

2012- Ivan Sekyra -Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist (Abraxas (Czech band)|Abraxas) (b. 1952)

2012- Yitzhak Shamir -Israeli politician, 7th List of Prime Ministers of Israel|Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1915)

2012- Yomo Toro -Puerto Rican Cuatro (instrument)|cuatro player (b. 1933)

2013- Alan Campbell, Baron Campbell of Alloway -English lawyer and judge (b. 1917)

2013- Akpor Pius Ewherido -Nigerian politician (b. 1963)

2013- Kathryn Morrison (legislator)|Kathryn Morrison -American educator and politician (b. 1942)

2013- Thompson Oliha -Nigerian footballer (b. 1968)

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

2014- Pierre Bec -French poet and linguist (b. 1921)

2014- Frank Cashen -American businessman (b. 1925)

2014- Álvaro Corcuera -Mexican priest (b. 1957)

2014- Christian Führer -German pastor and activist (b. 1943)

2014- Bob Hastings -American actor (b. 1925)

2014- Paul Mazursky -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

2014- Frank M. Robinson -American author (b. 1926)

2014- Željko Šturanović -Montenegrian politician, 31st Prime Minister of Montenegro (b. 1960)