This Day in History

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

Events History


421-Emperor Theodosius II -marries Aelia Eudocia. The wedding was celebrated at Istanbul|Constantinople (Byzantine Empire).

1099- First Crusade -The Siege of Jerusalem (1099)|Siege of Jerusalem begins.

1420-Troops of the Republic of Venice -capture Udine, ending the independence of the Patriarchal State of Friuli.

1494- Spain -and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries.

1628-The Petition of Right -a Fundamental Laws of England|major English constitutional document, is granted the Royal Assent by Charles I of England|Charles I and becomes law.

1654- Louis XIV of France|Louis XIV -is crowned King of Kingdom of France|France.

1692- Port Royal -Jamaica, was hit by a 1692 Jamaica earthquake|catastrophic earthquake; in just three minutes, 1,600 people were killed and 3,000 were seriously injured.

1776- Richard Henry Lee -presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress. The motion was seconded by John Adams and led to the United States Declaration of Independence.

1788- French Revolution -Day of the Tiles — civilians in Grenoble toss roof tiles and various objects down upon royal troops.

1800- David Thompson (explorer)|David Thompson -reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba.

1810-The newspaper '' Gazeta de Buenos Ayres -' is first published in Argentina.

1832- Second cholera pandemic|Asian cholera -reaches Quebec, brought by Irish Canadian|Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.

1862-The United States -and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|United Kingdom agree to suppress the slave trade.

1863-During the French intervention in Mexico -Mexico City is captured by French Second Empire|French troops.

1866-1,800 Fenian -raiders are repelled back to the United States after they looted and plundered around Saint-Armand, Quebec|Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec.

1880- War of the Pacific -The Battle of Arica, the assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), ends the ''Campaña del Desierto'' (Desert Campaign).

1892- Benjamin Harrison -becomes the first President of the United States to attend a baseball game.

1892- Homer Plessy -is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the "whites-only" car of a train; he lost the resulting court case, ''Plessy v. Ferguson''.

1893- Mohandas Gandhi -commits his first act of civil disobedience.

1899-American Temperance movement in the United States|Temperance -crusader Carrie Nation begins her campaign of vandalism|vandalizing alcohol-serving establishments by destroying the inventory in a saloon in Kiowa, Kansas.

1905- Norway -s parliament Dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden|dissolves its Union between Sweden and Norway|union with Sweden. The vote was confirmed by a national plebiscite on August 13 of that year.

1906- Cunard Line -s {{RMS|Lusitania}} is launched from the John Brown Shipyard, Glasgow (Clydebank), Scotland.

1909- Mary Pickford -makes her screen debut at the age of 16.

1917- World War I -Battle of Messines (1917)|Battle of Messines

1919- Sette giugno -Four people are killed in a riot in Malta.

1929-The Lateran Treaty -is ratified, bringing Vatican City into existence.

1936-The Steel Workers Organizing Committee -a trade union, is founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Philip Murray was elected its first president.

1938-The Douglas DC-4E -makes its first test flight.

1938- Second Sino-Japanese War -The Kuomintang|Chinese Nationalist government creates the 1938 Yellow River flood to halt Imperial Japanese Army|Japanese forces. 500,000 to 900,000 civilians are killed.

1940- Haakon VII of Norway|King Haakon VII -Olav V of Norway|Crown Prince Olav and the Norwegian government leaves Tromsø and goes into exile in London. They return exactly five years later

1942- World War II -The Battle of Midway ends in American victory.

1942-World War II: Aleutian Islands Campaign -Empire of Japan|Imperial Japanese soldiers begin occupying the American islands of Attu Island|Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska.

1944-World War II: The steamer ''Danae'', carrying 350 Crete|Cretan -Jews and 250 Cretan partisans, is sunk without survivors off the shore of Santorini.

1948- Edvard Beneš -resigns as List of Presidents of Czechoslovakia|President of Czechoslovakia rather than signing the Ninth-of-May Constitution, making his nation a Communist state.

1955- Lux Radio Theater -signs off-the-air|off the air permanently. The show launched in New York in 1934, and featured radio adaptations of Broadway theatre|Broadway shows and popular films.

1965-The Supreme Court of the United States -hands down its decision in ''Griswold v. Connecticut'', effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.

1967- Six-Day War -Israeli soldiers enter Jerusalem.

1971-The United States Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Cohen v. California|Paul Cohen -for disturbing the peace, setting the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

1971-The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives|Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Division -of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service raids the home of Ken Ballew raid|Ken Ballew for illegal possession of hand grenades.

1975- 1975 Cricket World Cup|The inaugural -Cricket World Cup began in England.

1977-500 million people watched the high day of the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II|Silver Jubilee -of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom|Queen Elizabeth II begin on television.

1981-The Israeli Air Force -destroyed Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera.

1982- Priscilla Presley -opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier was kept off-limits.

1990- Universal Studios Florida -opens in Orlando, FL.

1991- Mount Pinatubo -erupts, generating an ash column {{convert|7|km|mi}} high.

1995-The long-range Boeing 777 -enters service with United Airlines.

2000-The United Nations -defines the Blue Line (Lebanon)|Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon.

Famous Birthdays


156- Emperor Wu of Han -(d. 87 BC)

997- Emperor Taizong of Song -(d. 997)

1003- Emperor Jingzong of Western Xia -(d. 1048)

1502- John III of Portugal -(d. 1557)

1529- Étienne Pasquier -French lawyer (d. 1615)

1687- Gaetano Berenstadt -Italian singer (d. 1734)

1757- Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire -(d. 1806)

1761- John Rennie the Elder -Scottish engineer (d. 1821)

1770- Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1828)

1778- Beau Brummell -English fashion designer (d. 1840)

1811- James Young Simpson -Scottish obstetrician (d. 1870)

1831- Amelia Edwards -English journalist and author (d. 1892)

1837- Alois Hitler -Austrian civil servant (d. 1903)

1840- Carlota of Mexico -(d. 1927)

1845- Leopold Auer -Hungarian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1930)

1848- Paul Gauguin -French painter (d. 1903)

1862- Philipp Lenard -Slovak-German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)

1863- Bones Ely -American baseball player (d. 1952)

1868- Charles Rennie Mackintosh -Scottish architect (d. 1928)

1877- Roelof Klein -Dutch rower (d. 1960)

1879- Knud Rasmussen -Danish anthropologist and explorer (d. 1933)

1879- Joan Voûte -Dutch astronomer (d. 1963)

1880- Thorleif Lund -Norwegian-Danish actor (d. 1956)

1883- Sylvanus Morley -American archaeologist and scholar (d. 1948)

1886- Henri Coandă -Romanian engineer, designed the Coandă-1910 (d. 1972)

1888- Clarence DeMar -American long-distance runner (d. 1958)

1892- Leo Reise -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1975)

1894- Alexander P. de Seversky -Georgian-American pilot and engineer, co-designed the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (d. 1974)

1896- Douglas Campbell (aviator)|Douglas Campbell -American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1990)

1896- Robert S. Mulliken -American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

1896- Imre Nagy -Hungarian politician (d. 1958)

1897- George Szell -Hungarian-American conductor and composer (d. 1970)

1899- Elizabeth Bowen -Irish author (d. 1973)

1900- Glen Gray -American saxophonist and bandleader (Casa Loma Orchestra) (d. 1963)

1902- Georges Van Parys -French composer (d. 1971)

1902- Herman B Wells -American academic (d. 2000)

1905- James J. Braddock -American boxer (d. 1974)

1907- Count Sigvard Bernadotte of Wisborg -(d. 2002)

1909- Virginia Apgar -American anesthesiologist, developed the Apgar test (d. 1974)

1909- Peter W. Rodino -American politician (d. 2005)

1909- Jessica Tandy -English-American actress and singer (d. 1994)

1910- Mike Sebastian -American football player and coach (d. 1989)

1910- Bradford Washburn -American mountaineer, photographer, and cartographer (d. 2007)

1911- Brooks Stevens -American engineer and designer, designed the Wienermobile (d. 1995)

1915- Graham Ingels -American illustrator (d. 1991)

1917- Gwendolyn Brooks -American poet and academic (d. 2000)

1917- Dean Martin -American singer, actor, and producer (d. 1995)

1920- Georges Marchais -French politician (d. 1997)

1921- Tal Farlow -American guitarist (d. 1998)

1921- Dorothy Ruth -American horse breeder (d. 1989)

1922- Leo Reise, Jr. -Canadian ice hockey player

1923- Jules Deschênes -Canadian judge (d. 2000)

1925- John Biddle (yachting cinematographer)|John Biddle -American sailor and cinematographer (d. 2008)

1926- Jean-Noël Tremblay -Canadian politician

1927- Charles de Tornaco -Belgian race car driver (d. 1953)

1927- Paul Salamunovich -American conductor and educator (d. 2014)

1928- Dave Bowen -Welsh footballer and manager (d. 1995)

1928- James Ivory (director)|James Ivory -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1928- Reg Park -English-South African bodybuilder and actor (d. 2007)

1929- Ernie Roth -American wrestling manager (d. 1983)

1929- John Turner -Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Prime Minister of Canada

1930- Michael Baughen -English bishop

1931- Malcolm Morley -English-American photographer

1931- Virginia McKenna -English actress and author

1932- Tina Brooks -American saxophonist and composer (d. 1974)

1932- Per Maurseth -Norwegian historian and politician (d. 2013)

1933- Herb Score -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2008)

1933- John Simpson (priest)|John Simpson -English priest

1934- David Strangway -Canadian geophysicist and academic

1935- Harry Crews -American author and playwright (d. 2012)

1935- Thomas Kailath -Indian-American engineer, author, and educator

1935- William Stewart (biologist)|William Stewart -Scottish biologist and academic

1937- Neeme Järvi -Estonian-American conductor

1938- Goose Gonsoulin -American football player (d. 2014)

1938- Linnart Mäll -Estonian historian, orientalist, and politician (d. 2010)

1938- Ian St. John -Scottish footballer and manager

1939- Yuli Turovsky -Russian-Canadian cellist, conductor and educator (d. 2013)

1940- Tom Jones (singer)|Tom Jones -Welsh-American singer and actor

1940- Felicity Riddy -New Zealand author and academic

1940- Ronald Pickup -English actor

1942- Charles R. Boutin -American politician

1943- Nikki Giovanni -American author, poet, and educator

1943- Ken Osmond -American actor

1943- Michael Pennington -English actor and director

1944- Annette Lu -Taiwanese lawyer and politician, 8th Vice President of the Republic of China

1945- Gilles Marotte -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)

1945- Wolfgang Schüssel -Austrian politician, 26th Chancellor of Austria

1946- Jenny Jones (presenter)|Jenny Jones -Palestinian-Canadian singer, drummer, and talk show host

1947- Annette Brooke -British politician

1947- Don Money -American baseball player and coach

1947- Thurman Munson -American baseball player (d. 1979)

1948- Jim Walton -American businessman

1949- Christopher W. Morris -Canadian philosopher and academic

1950- Gary Graham -American actor

1950- Howard Finkel -American ring announcer

1951- Terry O'Reilly -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1951- Ralph Palmer, 12th Baron Lucas -English politician

1952- Liam Neeson -Irish-American actor

1952- Royce Campbell -American guitarist, composer, and producer

1952- Orhan Pamuk -Turkish-American author, screenwriter, and academic, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate

1953- Colin Boyd, Baron Boyd of Duncansby -Scottish lawyer and judge

1953- Colleen Camp -American actress and producer

1953- Johnny Clegg -English-South African guitarist (Juluka and Savuka)

1953- Dougie Donnelly -Scottish sportscaster

1954- Louise Erdrich -American author and poet

1955- Joey Scarbury -American singer (Believe It or Not)

1955- William Forsythe (actor)|William Forsythe -American actor and producer

1955- Iain McColl -Scottish actor (d. 2013)

1955- Tim Richmond -American race car driver (d. 1989)

1956- L.A. Reid -American songwriter and producer, co-founded LaFace Records

1957- Michael Bowes-Lyon, 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne -English soldier and politician

1957- Juan Luis Guerra -Dominican singer-songwriter and producer

1957- Paddy McAloon -English singer-songwriter (Prefab Sprout)

1958- Tracey Adams -American pornographic actress

1958- Prince (musician)|Prince -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (The Revolution (band)|The Revolution and The New Power Generation)

1958- Surakiart Sathirathai -Thai politician and diplomat

1960- Bill Prady -American screenwriter and producer

1961- Dave Catching -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Earthlings? and Mondo Generator)

1961- Kym Whitley -American actress

1962- Michael Cartellone -American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd and Damn Yankees (band)|Damn Yankees)

1962- Simon Day -English comedian and actor

1962- Thierry Hazard -French singer-songwriter

1962- Takuya Kurosawa -Japanese race car driver

1963- Roberto Alagna -French-Italian tenor

1963- Ailsa McKay -Scottish economist and academic (d. 2014)

1964- Judie Aronson -American actress

1964- Gia Carides -Australian actress

1964- Geir Lippestad -Norwegian lawyer and activist

1965- Mick Foley -American wrestler, actor, and author

1965- Jean-Pierre François -French footballer and singer

1965- Damien Hirst -English painter

1965- Billy Reeves -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Theaudience)

1965- Christine Roque -French singer

1966- Eric Kretz -American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Stone Temple Pilots and Talk Show (band)|Talk Show)

1966- Stéphane Richer (ice hockey forward)|Stéphane Richer -Canadian ice hockey player

1967- Dave Navarro -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deconstruction (band)|Deconstruction, The Panic Channel, and Camp Freddy)

1968- Macha Grenon -Canadian actress

1969- Alina Astafei -Romanian-German high jumper

1969- Adam Buxton -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1969- Kim Rhodes -American actress

1970- Cafu -Brazilian footballer

1970- Helen Baxendale -English actress

1970- Andrei Kovalenko -Russian ice hockey player

1970- Mike Modano -American ice hockey player

1970- Cha Seung-won -South Korean model and actor

1971- Terrell Buckley -American football player and coach

1971- Alex Mooney -American politician

1972- Curtis Robb -English runner

1972- Karl Urban -New Zealand actor

1972- Maarika Võsu -Estonian fencer

1973- Hatem Ghoula -Tunisian race walker

1973- Song Yun-ah -South Korean model, actress, and singer

1974- Mahesh Bhupathi -Indian tennis player

1974- Bear Grylls -English adventurer, author, and television host

1974- Cassius Khan -Canadian singer and tabla player

1975- Shane Bond -New Zealand cricketer

1975- Leigh Colbert -Australian footballer

1975- Allen Iverson -American basketball player

1975- Inés Rivero -Argentinian model

1976- Necro (rapper)|Necro -American rapper, producer, and director (Secret Society (band)|Secret Society, and The Godfathers (rap duo)|The Godfathers)

1976- Cassidy Rae -American actress

1977- Marcin Baszczyński -Polish footballer

1977- Preston Campbell -Australian rugby player

1977- Joe Horgan -American baseball player

1977- Odalis Pérez -Dominican-American baseball player

1977- Erik Weiner -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1978- Tony An -Korean singer (H.O.T and jtL)

1978- Mini Andén -Swedish-American model, actress, and producer

1978- Adrienne Frantz -American actress and singer

1978- Bill Hader -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1978- Donaldo Méndez -Venezuelan baseball player

1979- Kevin Hofland -Dutch footballer

1979- Evelina Papantoniou -Greek model and actress

1979- Anna Torv -Australian actress

1980- Ed Moses (swimmer)|Ed Moses -American swimmer

1981- Stephen Bywater -English footballer

1981- Tyler Johnson -American baseball player

1981- Anna Kournikova -Russian tennis player

1981- Kevin Kyle -Scottish footballer

1981- Larisa Oleynik -American actress

1982- Germán Lux -Argentinian footballer

1982- Virgil Vasquez -American baseball player

1983- Ryan Bader -American mixed martial artist

1983- Milan Jurcina -Slovak ice hockey player

1983- Mark Lowe -American baseball player

1983- Piotr Małachowski -Polish discus thrower

1983- Pierre Pierce -American basketball player

1984- Jennyfer Jewell -English-New Zealand actress

1984- Ari Koivunen -Finnish singer-songwriter (Amoral (band)|Amoral)

1985- Dani Evans -American model

1985- Shannon Shorr -American poker player

1985- Charlie Simpson -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Busted (band)|Busted and Fightstar)

1985- Richard Thompson (athlete)|Richard Thompson -Trinidadian sprinter

1985- Simon Whaley -English footballer

1986- Keegan Bradley -American golfer

1988- Michael Cera -Canadian actor and producer

1988- Milan Lucic -Canadian ice hockey player

1989- Ashley Melnick -American model, Miss Texas|Miss Texas 2010

1989- Mitch Robinson -Australian footballer

1990- Iggy Azalea -Australian-American rapper

1990- Amy Childs -English model

1990- Allison Schmitt -American swimmer

1991- Emily Ratajkowski -English-American model and actress

1991- Gary Rohan -Australian footballer

1992- Sara Niemietz -American singer-songwriter and actress

1993- Park Ji-yeon -South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (T-ara)

1993- George Ezra -English singer-songwriter

History of Deaths


1329- Robert the Bruce -Scottish king (b. 1274)

1358- Ashikaga Takauji -Japanese shogun (b. 1305)

1394- Anne of Bohemia -(b. 1367)

1618- Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr -English politician, List of colonial governors of Virginia|Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1577)

1711- Henry Dodwell -Irish scholar and theologian (b. 1641)

1779- William Warburton -English bishop (b. 1698)

1810- Luigi Schiavonetti -Italian engraver (b. 1765)

1821- Tudor Vladimirescu -Romanian rebel leader (b. 1780)

1826- Joseph von Fraunhofer -German optician (b. 1787)

1840- Frederick William III of Prussia -(b. 1770)

1853- Norbert Provencher -Canadian missionary and bishop (b. 1787)

1854- Charles Baudin -French admiral (b. 1792)

1859- David Cox (artist)|David Cox -English painter (b. 1783)

1866- Chief Seattle -American tribal chief (b. 1780)

1879- William Tilbury Fox -English dermatologist (b. 1836)

1896- Pavlos Carrer -Greek composer (b. 1829)

1911- Maurice Rouvier -French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1842)

1915- Charles Reed Bishop -American banker and politician, founded the First Hawaiian Bank (b. 1822)

1916- Émile Faguet -French author and critic (b. 1847)

1927- Edmund James Flynn -Canadian politician, 10th Premier of Quebec (b. 1847)

1931- Viktor Schwanneke -German actor and director (b. 1880)

1933- Dragutin Domjanić -Croatian poet (b. 1875)

1936- Stjepan Seljan -Croatian explorer (b. 1875)

1937- Jean Harlow -American actress and singer (b. 1911)

1942- Alan Blumlein -English engineer (b. 1903)

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

1954- Alan Turing -English mathematician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist (b. 1912)

1963- ZaSu Pitts -American actress and singer (b. 1894)

1965- Judy Holliday -American actress and singer (b. 1921)

1966- Jean Arp -German-French sculptor, painter, and poet (b. 1886)

1967- Anatoly Maltsev -Russian mathematician (b. 1909)

1967- Dorothy Parker -American author, poet, and critic (b. 1893)

1968- Dan Duryea -American actor (b. 1907)

1970- E. M. Forster -English author (b. 1879)

1978- Ronald George Wreyford Norrish -English chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

1979- Asa Earl Carter -American Ku Klux Klan leader (b. 1925)

1980- Elizabeth Craig (writer)|Elizabeth Craig -Scottish journalist and economist (b. 1883)

1980- Henry Miller -American author (b. 1891)

1988- Martin Sommer -German SS officer (b. 1915)

1988- Vernon Washington -American actor (b. 1927)

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

1989- William McLean Hamilton -Canadian politician (b. 1919)

1992- Bill France, Sr. -American race car driver and businessman, co-founded NASCAR (b. 1909)

1993- Dražen Petrović -Croatian basketball player (b. 1964)

1995- Hsuan Hua -Chinese monk (b. 1918)

1995- Charles Ritchie (diplomat)|Charles Ritchie -Canadian diplomat (b. 1906)

1996- Max Factor, Jr. -American businessman (b. 1904)

1999- Paco Stanley -Mexican television host (b. 1942)

2001- Víctor Paz Estenssoro -Bolivian politician, 52nd President of Bolivia (b. 1907)

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

2001- Betty Neels -English author (b. 1910)

2002- Wayne Cody -American sportscaster (b. 1936)

2002- Signe Hasso -Swedish-American actress (b. 1915)

2002- Basappa Danappa Jatti -Indian politician, 5th Vice President of India (b. 1912)

2002- Lilian, Princess of Réthy -(b. 1916)

2003- Trevor Goddard -English-American actor (b. 1962)

2004- Quorthon -Swedish guitarist (Bathory (band)|Bathory) (b. 1966)

2006- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -Jordanian terrorist (b. 1966)

2006- John Tenta -Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1963)

2008- Rudy Fernandez (actor)|Rudy Fernandez -Filipino actor and producer (b. 1953)

2008- Jim McKay -American sportscaster (b. 1921)

2008- Dino Risi -Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1916)

2009- Hugh Hopper -English bass player and songwriter (The Wilde Flowers and Soft Machine) (b. 1945)

2009- Kenny Rankin -American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)

2010- Stuart Cable -Welsh drummer (Stereophonics) (b. 1970)

2010- Omar Rayo -Colombian painter and sculptor (b. 1928)

2010- Adriana Xenides -Argentinian-Australian television host (b. 1956)

2011- Paul Dickson (American football)|Paul Dickson -American football player and coach (b. 1937)

2011- Nataraja Ramakrishna -Indonesian-Indian dancer (b. 1923)

2012- John T. Cunningham -American journalist and historian (b. 1915)

2012- Cotton Owens -American race car driver (b. 1924)

2012- Lil Phat -American rapper (b. 1992)

2012- J. Michael Riva -American production designer (b. 1948)

2012- Phillip V. Tobias -South African palaeontologist and academic (b. 1925)

2012- Bob Welch (musician)|Bob Welch -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac and Paris (band)|Paris) (b. 1945)

2013- Lesley Cantwell -New Zealand race walker (b. 1987)

2013- Charlie Coles -American basketball player and coach (b. 1942)

2013- David Lyon (actor)|David Lyon -English actor (b. 1941)

2013- Pierre Mauroy -French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1928)

2013- Richard Ramirez -American serial killer (b. 1960)

2013- Mark Starr -English-American wrestler (b. 1962)

2014- Fernandão -Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1978)

2014- Dora Akunyili -Nigerian academic and politician (b. 1954)

2014- E. W. Foy -American basketball player and coach (b. 1937)

2014- Jane Gray (supercentenarian)|Jane Gray -Scottish-Australian super-centenarian (b. 1901)

2014- Jacques Herlin -French actor (b. 1927)

2014- Rafael A. Lecuona -Cuban-American gymnast and academic (b. 1928)

2014- Epainette Mbeki -South African activist (b. 1916)

2014- James McNair -American comedian (b. 1952)