This Day in History

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

Events History


70- Titus -and his Roman Empire|Roman Roman army|legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem (70)|Siege of Jerusalem.

754- Saint Boniface|Boniface -Anglo-Saxon missionary, is killed by a band of Paganism|pagans at Dokkum in Frisia.

1257- Kraków -in Poland, receives city rights.

1283- Battle of the Gulf of Naples -Roger of Lauria, admiral to King Peter III of Aragon, captures Charles II of Naples|Charles of Salermo.

1625-The city of Breda -surrenders to the Tercio|Spanish tercios under general Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquis of the Balbases|Ambrosio Spinola.

1798- Battle of New Ross (1798)|The Battle of New Ross -The attempt to spread the Irish Rebellion of 1798|United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.

1817-The first Great Lakes -steamer, the PS Frontenac|''Frontenac'', is launched.

1829-{{HMS|Pickle}} captures the armed slave ship ''Voladora'' off the coast of Cuba -

1832-The June Rebellion -breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis Philippe.

1837- Houston -is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.

1849-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy -by the signing of a new Constitution of Denmark|constitution.

1851- Harriet Beecher Stowe -s anti-slavery serial, ''Uncle Tom's Cabin'', or ''Life Among the Lowly'', starts a ten-month run in the ''National Era'' Abolitionism in the United States|abolitionist newspaper.

1862-As the Treaty of Saigon -is signed, ceding parts of southern Vietnam to France, the guerrilla leader Trương Định decides to defy Emperor Tự Đức of Vietnam and fight on against the Europeans.

1864- American Civil War -Battle of Piedmont: Union (American Civil War)|Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate States of America|Confederate army at Piedmont, Augusta County, Virginia|Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.

1883-The first regularly scheduled Orient Express -departs Paris.

1888-The 1888 Río de la Plata earthquake|Rio de la Plata Earthquake -takes place.

1900- Second Boer War -British soldiers take Pretoria.

1915-Denmark amends its constitution of Denmark|constitution -to allow women's suffrage.

1916- Louis Brandeis -is sworn in as a Past Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States|Justice of the United States Supreme Court; he is the first History of Jews in the United States|American Jew to hold such a position.

1917- World War I -Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day".

1933-The Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress -abrogates the United States' use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.

1940- World War II -After a brief lull in the Battle of France, the Germans renew the offensive against the remaining French divisions south of the River Somme in Operation ''Fall Rot'' ("Case Red").

1941-World War II: Four thousand Chongqing -residents are asphyxia|asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.

1942-World War II: The United States declares war on Kingdom of Bulgaria|Bulgaria -Kingdom of Hungary|Hungary, and Kingdom of Romania|Romania.

1944-World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on Nazi Germany|German -Atlantic Wall|gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.

1945-The Allied Control Council -the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.

1946-A fire in the La Salle Hotel -in Chicago, Illinois, kills 61 people.

1947- Marshall Plan -In a speech at Harvard University, the United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.

1949- Thailand -elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first Women in Thailand|female member of Thailand's Parliament.

1956- Elvis Presley -introduces his new single, "Hound Dog (song)|Hound Dog", on ''The Milton Berle Show'', scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

1959-The first government of the Singapore|State of Singapore -is sworn in.

1963-The British Secretary of State for War -John Profumo, resigns in a sex scandal known as the "Profumo affair".

1963- Movement of 15 Khordad -Protests against the arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.

1964- DSV Alvin|DSV ''Alvin'' -is commissioned.

1967-The Six-Day War -begins: Israel launches surprise strikes against Egyptian air-fields in response to the mobilisation of Egyptian forces on the Israeli border.

1968- Robert F. Kennedy -a U.S. presidential candidate, is Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy|shot at the Ambassador Hotel (Los Angeles)|Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian. Kennedy dies the next day.

1969-The 1969 International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties|International communist conference -begins in Moscow.

1975-The Suez Canal -opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.

1975-The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide United Kingdom European Communities membership referendum, 1975|referendum -on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).

1976-The Teton Dam -in Idaho, United States, collapases.

1977-A coup -takes place in Seychelles.

1981-The " Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report -of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that five people in Los Angeles, California, have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.

1984-The Prime Minister of India -Indira Gandhi, orders an attack on the Harmandir Sahib|Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.

1989-The Tank Man -halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

1993-Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel -in Scarborough, North Yorkshire|Scarborough, in North Yorkshire, England, fall into the sea following a landslide.

1995-The Bose–Einstein condensate -is first created.

1998-A Strike action|strike -begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants. The strike lasts seven weeks.

2000-The Six-Day War (2000)|Six-Day War in Kisangani -begins in Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, between Ugandan and Rwandan forces. A large part of the city is destroyed.

2001- Tropical Storm Allison -makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm causes $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.

2003-A severe heat wave -across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.

2006- Serbia -declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

2009-After 65 straight days of civil disobedience, at least 31 people 2009 Peruvian political crisis|are killed -in clashes between security forces and indigenous people near Bagua, Peru.

Famous Birthdays


1341- Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York -English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (d. 1402)

1493- Justus Jonas -German religious reformer (d. 1555)

1523- Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry -(d. 1573)

1640- Pu Songling -Chinese author (d. 1715)

1646- Elena Cornaro Piscopia -Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1684)

1660- Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough -(d. 1744)

1723- Adam Smith -Scottish economist and philosopher (d. 1790)

1757- Pierre Jean George Cabanis -French physiologist and philosopher (d. 1808)

1760- Johan Gadolin -Finnish chemist, physicist, and mineralogist (d. 1852)

1771- Ernest Augustus I of Hanover -(d. 1851)

1781- Christian Lobeck -German scholar (d. 1860)

1819- John Couch Adams -English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1892)

1830- Carmine Crocco -Italian soldier (d. 1905)

1850- Pat Garrett -American sheriff (d. 1908)

1862- Allvar Gullstrand -Swedish ophthalmologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1930)

1868- James Connolly -Scottish-Irish general (d. 1916)

1870- Bernard de Pourtalès -Swiss sailor (d. 1935)

1876- Isaac Heinemann -German-Israeli scholar and educator (d. 1957)

1877- Willard Miller -Canadian-American sailor, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1959)

1878- Pancho Villa -Mexican general (d. 1923)

1879- Robert Mayer (philanthropist)|Robert Mayer -German-English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1985)

1879- René Pottier -French cyclist (d. 1907)

1883- John Maynard Keynes -English economist (d. 1946)

1884- Ralph Benatzky -Czech-Austrian composer (d. 1957)

1884- Ivy Compton-Burnett -English author (d. 1969)

1884- Frederick Lorz -American runner (d. 1914)

1892- Jaan Kikkas -Estonian weightlifter (d. 1944)

1894- Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet -Canadian-English publisher (d. 1976)

1895- William Boyd (actor)|William Boyd -American actor and producer (d. 1972)

1895- William Roberts (painter)|William Roberts -English painter (d. 1980)

1898- Salvatore Ferragamo -Italian shoe designer, founded Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.p.A. (d. 1960)

1898- Federico García Lorca -Spanish poet, playwright, and director (d. 1936)

1899- Otis Barton -American diver, engineer, and actor, designed the bathysphere (d. 1992)

1900- Dennis Gabor -Hungarian-English physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)

1902- Arthur Powell Davies -American minister, author, and activist (d. 1957)

1905- John Abbott (actor, born 1905)|John Abbott -English-American actor (d. 1996)

1905- Wayne Boring -American illustrator (d. 1987)

1905- Jock Cameron -South African cricketer (d. 1935)

1906- Helmut Maandi -Estonian politician (d. 1990)

1908- Ravi Narayana Reddy -Indian politician (d. 1991)

1910- Herb Vigran -American actor (d. 1986)

1912- Dean Amadon -American ornithologist (d. 2003)

1914- Beatrice De Cardi -English archaeologist

1916- Eddie Joost -American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)

1919- Richard Scarry -American-Swiss author and illustrator (d. 1994)

1920- Marion Motley -American football player (d. 1999)

1920- Cornelius Ryan -Irish-American journalist and author (d. 1974)

1922- Paul Couvret -Dutch-Australian pilot and politician (d. 2013)

1922- Sheila Sim -English actress

1923- Jorge Daponte -Argentinian race car driver (d. 1963)

1923- Roger Lebel -Canadian actor (d. 1994)

1923- Daniel Pinkham -American organist and composer (d. 2006)

1924- Lou Brissie -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1925- Art Donovan -American football player and radio host (d. 2013)

1925- Bill Hayes (actor)|Bill Hayes -American actor and singer

1926- Paul Soros -Hungarian-American engineer and businessman (d. 2013)

1928- Robert Lansing (actor)|Robert Lansing -American actor (d. 1994)

1928- Tony Richardson -English-American director and producer (d. 1991)

1929- Denis Coe -English politician

1930- Alifa Rifaat -Egyptian author (d. 1996)

1931- Yves Blais -Canadian politician (d. 1998)

1931- Jacques Demy -French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1990)

1931- Jerzy Prokopiuk -Polish anthropologist and philosopher

1932- Christy Brown -Irish-English painter and author (d. 1981)

1932- Dave Gold -American businessman, founded the 99 Cents Only Stores (d. 2013)

1933- Bata Živojinović -Serbian actor and politician

1934- Vilhjálmur Einarsson -Icelandic triple jumper

1934- Bill Moyers -American journalist, 13th White House Press Secretary

1937- Hélène Cixous -French author, poet, and critic

1938- Moira Anderson -Scottish singer

1938- Karin Balzer -German hurdler

1939- Joe Clark -Canadian journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Canada

1939- Margaret Drabble -English author and critic

1939- L. R. Wright -Canadian author (d. 2001)

1941- Martha Argerich -Argentinian pianist

1941- Erasmo Carlos -Brazilian singer-songwriter

1941- Spalding Gray -American actor and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1941- Robert Kraft -American businessman, founded The Kraft Group

1941- Jeff Rooker, Baron Rooker -English politician

1942- Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo -Equatoguinean politician, 2nd President of Equatorial Guinea

1944- Whitfield Diffie -American cryptographer

1944- Nigel Rees -English game show host and author

1944- Colm Wilkinson -Irish-Canadian tenor and actor

1945- John Carlos -American runner and football player

1945- Patrick Head -English engineer and businessman, co-founded Williams F1

1945- André Lacroix (ice hockey)|André Lacroix -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach

1946- Wanderléa -Brazilian singer

1946- John Bach -Welsh-New Zealand actor

1946- John Du Cann -English guitarist (Atomic Rooster, Hard Stuff, The Attack (band)|The Attack, and Andromeda (English band)|Andromeda (d. 2001)

1946- Freddie Stone -American singer, guitarist, and pastor (Sly and the Family Stone)

1947- Laurie Anderson -American singer-songwriter and violinist

1947- Tom Evans (musician)|Tom Evans -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Badfinger) (d. 1983)

1947- Jojon -Indonesian comedian and actor (d. 2014)

1947- David Hare (playwright)|David Hare -English director, playwright, and screenwriter

1949- Ken Follett -Welsh author

1949- Elizabeth Gloster -English lawyer and judge

1949- Alexander Scrymgeour, 12th Earl of Dundee -Scottish politician

1950- J. J. Bittenbinder -American television host and author

1950- Ronnie Dyson -American singer and actor (d. 1990)

1950- Abraham Sarmiento, Jr. -Filipino journalist and activist (d. 1977)

1950- Daniel von Bargen -American actor

1952- Carole Fredericks -American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones) (d. 2001)

1952- Nicko McBrain -English drummer (Iron Maiden, Streetwalkers, and Trust (band)|Trust)

1952- Sarah Thomas (actress)|Sarah Thomas -English actress

1953- Kathleen Kennedy (film producer)|Kathleen Kennedy -American film producer, co-founded Amblin Entertainment

1954- Haluk Bilginer -Turkish actor

1954- Simon Hopkinson -English chef and critic

1954- Phil Neale -English cricketer, coach, and manager

1954- Suze Orman -American financial adviser, author, and television host

1954- Nancy Stafford -American model and actress

1955- Edino Nazareth Filho -Brazilian footballer and manager

1956- Richard Butler (singer)|Richard Butler -English singer-songwriter (The Psychedelic Furs and Love Spit Love)

1956- Kenny G -American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (The Love Unlimited Orchestra)

1958- Avigdor Lieberman -Moldavian-Israeli politician, Deputy leaders of Israel|Deputy Prime Minister of Israel

1958- Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi -Comorian politician, President of Comoros

1959- Robert Lloyd (Nightingales)|Robert Lloyd -English singer (The Nightingales and The Prefects)

1959- Werner Schildhauer -German runner

1960- Boris Dugan -Estonian footballer and coach

1960- Claire Fox -English author

1960- Leslie Hendrix -American actress

1961- Anke Behmer -German heptathlete

1961- Mary Kay Bergman -American voice actress (d. 1999)

1961- Anthony Burger -American singer and pianist (The Kingsmen Quartet) (d. 2006)

1961- Aldo Costa -Italian engineer

1962- Jeff Garlin -American comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter

1962- Tõnis Lukas -Estonian historian and politician, 34th Minister of Education and Research (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Education

1963- Joe Rudán -Hungarian singer and bassist (Pokolgép and P. Mobil)

1964- Lisa Cholodenko -American director and screenwriter

1964- Dukagjin Pupovci -Kosovo Albanian professor

1964- Rick Riordan -American author

1964- Karl Sanders -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Nile (band)|Nile)

1964- Laura Sandys -English politician

1965- Michael E. Brown -American astronomer and author

1965- Sandrine Piau -French soprano

1965- Alfie Turcotte -American ice hockey player

1967- Matt Bullard -American basketball player

1967- Joe DeLoach -American sprinter

1967- Ray Lankford -American baseball player

1967- Ron Livingston -American actor

1968- Ed Vaizey -English lawyer and politician

1969- Brian McKnight -American singer-songwriter and producer

1970- Martin Gélinas -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1971- Augustine kizis -Greek singer

1971- Miyuki Komatsu -Japanese actress

1971- Susan Lynch -Irish actress

1971- Takaya Tsubobayashi -Japanese race car driver

1971- Mark Wahlberg -American model, actor, producer, and rapper (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch)

1972- Mike Bucci -American wrestler

1972- Chuck Klosterman -American journalist and author

1972- Pavel Kotla -Polish conductor

1973- Lamon Brewster -American boxer

1973- Daniel Gildenlöw -Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Pain of Salvation and The Flower Kings)

1973- Galilea Montijo -Mexican actress

1973- Gella Vandecaveye -Belgian martial artist

1974- Chad Allen (actor)|Chad Allen -American actor and producer

1974- Nina Conti -English ventriloquist and actress

1974- Russ Ortiz -American baseball player

1975- Žydrūnas Ilgauskas -Lithuanian-American basketball player

1975- Dmitri Kurakin -Estonian-German ice dancer

1975- Duncan Patterson -English drummer and keyboard player (Anathema (band)|Anathema, Antimatter (band)|Antimatter, and Alternative 4)

1975- Sandra Stals -Belgian runner

1976- Giannis Giannoulis -Canadian basketball player

1976- Torry Holt -American football player and sportscaster

1976- Ross Noble -English comedian and actor

1976- Aesop Rock -American rapper and producer (The Weathermen (hip hop group)|The Weathermen and Hail Mary Mallon)

1976- Jack Ross (footballer born 1976)|Jack Ross -Scottish footballer

1977- Jesdaporn Pholdee -Thai actor

1977- Kristin Gore -American author and screenwriter

1977- Christian Martucci -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Black President (band)|Black President, The Strychnine Babies, and The Chelsea Smiles)

1977- Navi Rawat -American actress

1977- Liza Weil -American actress

1978- Fernando Meira -Portuguese footballer

1979- David Bisbal -Spanish singer-songwriter

1979- Stefanos Kotsolis -Greek footballer

1979- Fraser Watts -Scottish cricketer

1979- David Weir (athlete)|David Weir -English wheelchair racer

1979- Pete Wentz -American singer-songwriter, bass player, actor, and fashion designer (Fall Out Boy, Black Cards, and Arma Angelus)

1979- Jason White (racing driver)|Jason White -American race car driver

1980- Mike Fisher (ice hockey)|Mike Fisher -Canadian ice hockey player

1980- Brandi Shearer -American singer-songwriter

1980- Sutee Suksomkit -Thai footballer

1981- Jade Goody -English television personality and author, contestant on ''Big Brother 3 (UK)|Big Brother'' (d. 2009)

1981- Sébastien Lefebvre -Canadian singer and guitarist (Simple Plan)

1982- Ryan Dallas Cook -American trombonist (Suburban Legends) (d. 2005)

1982- Baron Geisler -Filipino actor

1983- Bill Bray -American baseball player

1983- Marques Colston -American football player

1984- Robert Barbieri -Canadian-Italian rugby player

1984- Cécilia Cara -French actress and singer

1985- Jeremy Abbott -American figure skater

1985- Ekaterina Bychkova -Russian tennis player

1985- Kenny De Ketele -Belgian cyclist

1985- Bashir Ahmad Rahmati -Afghan wrestler

1986- Christian Baracat -German rugby player

1986- Dave Bolland -Canadian ice hockey player

1986- Amanda Crew -Canadian actress

1986- Vernon Gholston -American football player

1987- Charlie Clements -English actor

1987- Marcus Thornton (basketball, born 1987)|Marcus Thornton -American basketball player

1988- Alessandro Salvi -Italian footballer

1989- Megumi Nakajima -Filipino-Japanese voice actress and singer

1989- Ellary Porterfield -American actress

1990- Junior Hoilett -Canadian soccer player

1990- Sophie Lowe -English-Australian actress

1991- Sören Bertram -German footballer

1992- Joazhiño Arroe -Peruvian footballer

1992- Emily Seebohm -Australian swimmer

1995- Beckii Cruel -English singer and dancer

1995- Troye Sivan -South African-Australian actor and singer

1995- Ross Wilson (table tennis)|Ross Wilson -English table tennis player

1998- Yulia Lipnitskaya -Russian figure skater

2005- Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón -Spanish daughter of Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca

History of Deaths


301- Sima Lun -Chinese emperor (b. 249)

708- Jacob of Edessa -Syrian bishop (b. 640)

754- Saint Boniface -English missionary, bishop, and martyr (b. 675)

1017- Emperor Sanjō -of Japan (b. 976)

1118- Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester -English politician (b. 1049)

1296- Edmund Crouchback -English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1245)

1316- Louis X of France -(b. 1289)

1383- Dmitry of Suzdal -(b. 1324)

1568- Lamoral, Count of Egmont -(b. 1522)

1625- Orlando Gibbons -English organist and composer (b. 1583)

1667- Pietro Sforza Pallavicino -Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)

1688- Constantine Phaulkon -Greek adventurer (b. 1667)

1716- Roger Cotes -English mathematician (b. 1682)

1722- Johann Kuhnau -German organist and composer (b. 1660)

1738- Isaac de Beausobre -French pastor and theologian (b. 1659)

1791- Frederick Haldimand -Swiss-Canadian general and politician, 22nd List of Governors General of Canada|Governor of Quebec (b. 1718)

1816- Giovanni Paisiello -Italian composer (b. 1741)

1819- Bodawpaya -Burmese king (b. 1745)

1825- Odysseas Androutsos -Greek soldier (b. 1788)

1826- Carl Maria von Weber -German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1786)

1866- John McDouall Stuart -Scottish explorer and surveyor (b. 1815)

1900- Stephen Crane -American author (b. 1871)

1902- Louis J. Weichmann -American clerk, witness in Abraham Lincoln assassination trial (b. 1842)

1906- Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann -German philosopher (b. 1842)

1910- O. Henry -American author (b. 1862)

1913- Chris von der Ahe -German-American businessman (b. 1851)

1916- Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener -Irish field marshal and politician, Secretary of State for War (b. 1850)

1920- Rhoda Broughton -Welsh author (b. 1840)

1921- Georges Feydeau -French playwright (b. 1862)

1930- Pascin -Bulgarian-French painter (b. 1885)

1947- Nils Olaf Chrisander -Swedish-American actor and director (b. 1884)

1967- Arthur Biram -Israeli philologist, philosopher, and educator (b. 1878)

1970- Herman Kruusenberg -Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)

1975- Paul Keres -Estonian chess player (b. 1916)

1975- Lester Matthews -English actor (b. 1900)

1976- Violet Wilkey -American actress (b. 1903)

1993- Conway Twitty -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1933)

1996- Acharya Kuber Nath Rai -Indian poet and scholar (b. 1933)

1997- J. Anthony Lukas -American journalist and author (b. 1933)

1998- Jeanette Nolan -American actress (b. 1911)

1998- Sam Yorty -American captain and politician, 37th Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909)

1999- Mel Tormé -American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1925)

2000- Don Liddle -American baseball player (b. 1925)

2001- Pedro Laín Entralgo -Spanish medical researcher (b. 1908)

2002- Gwen Plumb -Australian actress (b. 1912)

2002- Dee Dee Ramone -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Ramones) (b. 1951)

2003- Jürgen Möllemann -German politician, 10th Vice-Chancellor of Germany (b. 1945)

2003- Manuel Rosenthal -French composer and conductor (b. 1904)

2004- Iona Brown -English violinist and conductor (b. 1941)

2004- Ronald Reagan -American actor and politician, 40th President of the United States (b. 1911)

2005- Adolfo Aguilar Zínser -Mexican politician (b. 1949)

2005- Susi Nicoletti -German actress (b. 1918)

2006- Frederick Franck -Dutch-American painter, sculptor, and author (b. 1909)

2006- Edward L. Moyers -American businessman (b. 1928)

2007- Povel Ramel -Swedish singer, pianist, and author (b. 1922)

2009- Jeff Hanson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1978)

2009- Boris Pokrovsky -Russian director and manager (b. 1912)

2011- Leon Botha -South African painter and DJ (b. 1985)

2012- Ray Bradbury -American author (b. 1920)

2012- Lucky Diamond (dog)|Lucky Diamond -American dog (b. 1997)

2012- Caroline John -English actress (b. 1940)

2012- Hal Keller -American baseball player (b. 1928)

2012- Mihai Pătraşcu -Romanian-American computer scientist (b. 1982)

2012- Charlie Sutton -Australian footballer and coach (b. 1924)

2013- Don Bowman (singer)|Don Bowman -American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1937)

2013- Takkō Ishimori -Japanese voice actor (b. 1932)

2013- Helen McElhone -Scottish politician (b. 1933)

2013- Stanisław Nagy -Polish cardinal (b. 1921)

2013- Ruairí Ó Brádaigh -Irish politician (b. 1932)

2013- Michel Ostyn -Belgian physiologist and physician (b. 1924)

2013- Katherine Woodville (actress)|Katherine Woodville -English-American actress (b. 1938)

2014- Bob Abrahamian -American DJ and producer (b. 1978)

2014- Don Davis (record producer)|Don Davis -American songwriter and producer (b. 1938)

2014- Johnny Leach -English table tennis player (b. 1922)

2014- Reiulf Steen -Norwegian politician (b. 1933)