This Day in History

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Day History: March-19

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Events History


1279-A Mongol -an victory at the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China.

1563-The Edict of Amboise -is signed, ending the first phase of the French Wars of Religion and granting certain freedoms to the Huguenots.

1649-The House of Commons of England -passes an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring it ''"useless and dangerous to the people of England"''.

1687-Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle -searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.

1812-The Cádiz Cortes -promulgates the Spanish Constitution of 1812.

1853-The Taiping Rebellion|Taiping reform movement -occupies and makes Nanjing its capital until 1864.

1861-The First Taranaki War -ends in New Zealand.

1863-The {{SS|Georgiana}}, said to have been the most powerful Confederate States of America|Confederate -cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000.

1865- American Civil War -The Battle of Bentonville begins. By the end of the battle two days later, Confederate forces had retreated from Four Oaks, North Carolina.

1885- Louis Riel -declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.

1895- Auguste and Louis Lumière -record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.

1918-The Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress -establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.

1920-The United States Senate -rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919).

1921- Irish War of Independence -One of Crossbarry Ambush|the biggest engagements of the war takes place at Crossbarry, County Cork. About 100 Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers escape an attempt by over 1,300 British forces to encircle them.

1931- Gambling -is legalized in Nevada.

1932-The Sydney Harbour Bridge -is opened.

1941- World War II -The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the United States Army Air Corps|US Army Air Corps, is activated.

1943- Frank Nitti -the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard.

1944-World War II: Nazism|Nazi -forces occupy Hungary.

1945-World War II: Off the coast of Japan -a dive bomber hits the aircraft carrier {{USS|Franklin|CV-13|6}}, killing 724 of her crew. Badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.

1945-World War II: Adolf Hitler -issues his "Nero Decree" ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Nazi Germany|Germany to be destroyed.

1946- French Guiana -Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion become Département d'outre-mer|overseas ''départements'' of France.

1954- Joey Giardello -knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden (1925)|Madison Square Garden in the first television|televised prize boxing fight shown in colour.

1954- Willie Mosconi -sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today.

1958-The Monarch Underwear Company fire -leaves 24 dead and 15 injured.

1962-Highly influential artist, Bob Dylan -releases his first album, Bob Dylan (album)|Bob Dylan, on Columbia Records label.

1962-The Algerian War of Independence -against the French ends.

1965-The wreck of the {{SS|Georgiana}}, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate States of America|Confederate -cruiser, is discovered by teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction.

1966- University of Texas at El Paso|Texas Western -becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four with an all-African-American|black starting lineup.

1969-The {{convert|385|m|ft}} tall TV-mast at Emley Moor -United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.

1979-The United States House of Representatives -begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN.

1982- Falklands War -Argentina|Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.

1987-Televangelist Jim Bakker -resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.

1989-The Egypt -an Flag is raised on Taba, Egypt announcing the end of the Israeli occupation after the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and the peace negotiations in 1979.

1990-The ethnic clashes of Târgu Mureş -begin four days after the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas.

2002- Zimbabwe -is List of members of the Commonwealth of Nations#Former members|suspended from the Commonwealth of Nations|Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.

2004- Konginkangas bus disaster -A semi-trailer truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. A total of 24 people are killed and 13 injured.

2004-A Swedish Douglas DC-3|DC-3 -shot down by a Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15|MiG-15 in 1952 over the Baltic Sea is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the three crewmen are left in place, pending further investigations.

2004- 3-19 Shooting Incident -Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20.

2008- GRB 080319B -A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.

2011- Libyan civil war -After the failure of Muammar Gaddafi's forces Second Battle of Benghazi|to take Benghazi, French Air Force launches Opération Harmattan, beginning 2011 military intervention in Libya|foreign military intervention in Libya.

Famous Birthdays


1434- Ashikaga Yoshikatsu -Japanese shogun (d. 1443)

1488- Johannes Magnus -Swedish archbishop (d. 1544)

1534- José de Anchieta -Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1597)

1590- William Bradford (Plymouth Colony governor)|William Bradford -English-American politician, 2nd Governor of Plymouth Colony (d. 1657)

1601- Alonzo Cano -Spanish painter, sculptor, and architect (d. 1667)

1603- John IV of Portugal -(d. 1656)

1629- Alexis of Russia -(d. 1676)

1641- Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi -Syrian scholar (d. 1731)

1661- Francesco Gasparini -Italian composer and educator (d. 1727)

1684- Jean Astruc -French physician and scholar (d. 1766)

1721- Tobias Smollett -Scottish author (d. 1771)

1734- Thomas McKean -American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1817)

1739- Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance -French politician (d. 1824)

1742- Túpac Amaru II -Peruvian rebel leader (d. 1781)

1748- Elias Hicks -American preacher and activist (d. 1830)

1749- Princess Louisa of Great Britain -(d. 1768)

1778- Edward Pakenham -Irish general and politician (d. 1815)

1809- Fredrik Pacius -German composer (d. 1891)

1813- David Livingstone -Scottish missionary and explorer (d. 1873)

1816- Johannes Verhulst -Dutch composer (d. 1891)

1821- Richard Francis Burton -English soldier, geographer, and diplomat (d. 1890)

1823- Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria -(d. 1914)

1824- William Allingham -Irish author (d. 1889)

1829- Carl Frederik Tietgen -Danish businessman (d. 1901)

1844- Minna Canth -Finnish writer and social activist (d. 1897)

1848- Wyatt Earp -American police officer (d. 1929)

1849- Alfred von Tirpitz -German admiral (d. 1930)

1851- William Henry Stark -American businessman (d. 1936)

1860- William Jennings Bryan -American politician, 41st United States Secretary of State (d. 1925)

1861- Lomer Gouin -Canadian politician, 13th Premier of Quebec (d. 1929)

1864- Charles Marion Russell -American painter (d. 1926)

1865- William Morton Wheeler -American entomologist and educator (d. 1937)

1868- Senda Berenson Abbott -Lithuanian-American basketball player and educator (d. 1954)

1871- Schofield Haigh -English cricketer (d. 1921)

1872- Anna Held -Polish-American actress and singer (d. 1918)

1873- Max Reger -German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1916)

1878- Henricus Tromp -Dutch rower (d. 1962)

1881- Edith Nourse Rogers -American politician (d. 1960)

1883- Norman Haworth -English chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)

1883- Joseph Stilwell -American general (d. 1946)

1885- Attik -Greek composer (d. 1944)

1888- Josef Albers -German-American painter (d. 1976)

1888- Léon Scieur -Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)

1891- Earl Warren -American politician and jurist, 14th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1974)

1892- James Van Fleet -American general (d. 1992)

1894- Moms Mabley -American comedian and actress (d. 1975)

1898- Karl Theodor Bleek -German politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 1969)

1900- Frédéric Joliot-Curie -French physicist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1901- Jo Mielziner -American set designer (d. 1976)

1902- Louisa Ghijs -Belgian actress (d. 1985)

1904- John Sirica -American judge (d. 1992)

1905- Joe Rollino -American weightlifter and boxer (d. 2010)

1905- Albert Speer -German architect (d. 1981)

1906- Adolf Eichmann -German SS officer (d. 1962)

1909- Attilio Demaría -Argentinian footballer (d. 1990)

1909- Louis Hayward -South African-American actor (d. 1985)

1910- Joseph Carroll (DIA)|Joseph Carroll -American general (d. 1991)

1911- Simone Renant -French actress (d. 2004)

1911- Arnold Viiding -Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (d. 2006)

1912- Hugh Watt -New Zealand politician, 5th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1980)

1914- Leonidas Alaoglu -Greek-Canadian mathematician (d. 1981)

1914- Jay Berwanger -American football player (d. 2002)

1914- Fred Clark -American actor (d. 1968)

1915- Robert G. Cole -American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1944)

1915- Patricia Morison -American actress and singer

1916- Eric Christmas -English-Canadian actor (d. 2000)

1916- Irving Wallace -American author (d. 1990)

1917- Peggy Ahern -American actress (d. 2012)

1917- László Szabó (chess player)|Laszlo Szabo -Hungarian chess player (d. 1998)

1919- Lennie Tristano -American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1978)

1920- Tige Andrews -American actor (d. 2007)

1920- Kjell Aukrust -Norwegian author (d. 2002)

1920- Paul Hagen -Danish actor (d. 2003)

1920- Laurent Noël -Canadian bishop

1921- Martha Carson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2004)

1921- Tommy Cooper -Welsh comedian and magician (d. 1984)

1922- Hiroo Onoda -Japanese lieutenant (d. 2014)

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

1923- Betty Goodwin -Canadian sculptor and painter (d. 2008)

1923- Benito Jacovitti -Italian illustrator (d. 1997)

1923- Henry Morgentaler -Polish-Canadian physician (d. 2013)

1923- Giuseppe Rotunno -Italian cinematographer

1924- Joe Gaetjens -Haitian footballer (d. 1964)

1924- Mary Wimbush -English actress (d. 2005)

1925- Brent Scowcroft -American general and diplomat, 9th United States National Security Advisor

1927- Richie Ashburn -American baseball player (d. 1997)

1928- Hans Küng -Swiss priest, theologian, and author

1928- Patrick McGoohan -American-English actor (d. 2009)

1928- David Lumsden (musician)|David Lumsden -English organist and conductor

1929- Miquel Martí i Pol -Catalan poet (d. 2003)

1930- Gualtiero Marchesi -Italian chef

1930- Eugene Selznick -American volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)

1931- Gail Kobe -American actress and producer (d. 2013)

1931- Maurice Peston, Baron Peston -English economist and politician

1932- Gay Brewer -American golfer (d. 2007)

1932- Peter Hall (urbanist)|Peter Hall -English geographer, author, and academic (d. 2014)

1933- Norman King (Royal Navy officer)|Norman King -English admiral (d. 2013)

1933- Phyllis Newman -American actress and singer

1933- Philip Roth -American author

1933- Renée Taylor -American actress and screenwriter

1933- Richard Williams (animator)|Richard Williams -Canadian-English animator, director, and screenwriter

1935- Nancy Malone -American actress, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1935- Burt Metcalfe -Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1936- Ursula Andress -Swiss-American actress

1936- Birthe Wilke -Danish singer

1937- Clarence "Frogman" Henry -American singer and pianist

1937- Egon Krenz -German politician

1937- Maurice Roëves -English-Scottish actor

1939- Joe Kapp -American football player, coach, and actor

1942- Richard Dobson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942- Heather Robertson -Canadian journalist and author (d. 2014)

1943- Mario J. Molina -Mexican chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1943- Mario Monti -Italian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Italy

1943- Vern Schuppan -Australian race car driver

1944- Said Musa -Belizean lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Belize

1944- Sirhan Sirhan -Palestinian-Jordanian assassin of Robert F. Kennedy

1945- John Holder (cricketer)|John Holder -English cricketer

1945- Stefanos Kiriakidis -Greek actor

1945- Modestas Paulauskas -Lithuanian basketball player

1945- Raymond Plant, Baron Plant of Highfield -English academic and politician

1946- Paul Atkinson (guitarist)|Paul Atkinson -English guitarist (The Zombies) (d. 2004)

1946- Bigas Luna -Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1946- Ruth Pointer -American singer-songwriter and producer (Pointer Sisters)

1946- Jack Schaeffer -American singer, saxophonist, and producer (Royale Monarchs)

1947- Glenn Close -American actress and producer

1947- Marinho Peres -Brazilian footballer and coach

1948- Peep Lassmann -Estonian pianist

1948- David Schnitter -American saxophonist

1948- Vintcent van der Bijl -South African cricketer

1949- Blase J. Cupich -American archbishop

1949- Hirofumi Hirano -Japanese politician

1949- Valery Leontiev -Russian singer and actor

1950- Jose S. Palma -Filipino archbishop

1950- James Redfield -American author

1951- PJ Torokvei -Canadian actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1952- Wolfgang Ambros -Austrian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Austria3)

1952- Chris Brubeck -American pianist and composer

1952- Warren Lees -New Zealand cricketer and coach

1952- Martin Ravallion -Australian development economist

1952- Harvey Weinstein -American director and producer, co-founded Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company

1953- Ian Blair -English police officer

1953- Peter Hendy -English businessman

1953- Billy Sheehan -American bass player and songwriter (Mr. Big (band)|Mr. Big and Niacin (band)|Niacin)

1953- Ricky Wilson (American musician)|Ricky Wilson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The B-52's) (d. 1985)

1954- Jill Abramson -American journalist

1954- Cho Kwang-Rae -South Korean footballer, coach, and manager

1955- John Burnside -Scottish poet and academic

1955- Bruce Willis -German-American actor, singer, and producer

1955- Simon Yam -Hong Kong actor and producer

1956- Yegor Gaidar -Russian economist and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia

1958- Andy Reid -American football player and coach

1959- Terry Hall (singer)|Terry Hall -English singer-songwriter (The Specials, Fun Boy Three, The Colourfield, and Vegas (duo)|Vegas)

1960- Simo Aalto -Finnish magician

1960- Eliane Elias -Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist

1960- Lanny Kean -American wrestler (d. 2009)

1961- Jos Lansink -Dutch-Belgian horse rider

1962- Iván Calderón (baseball)|Iván Calderón -Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2003)

1962- Jim Korderas -Canadian wrestling referee

1963- Brazo de Plata -Mexican wrestler

1963- Neil LaBute -American director and screenwriter

1963- Mary Scheer -American actress

1964- Yoko Kanno -Japanese pianist and composer (Seatbelts (band)|Seatbelts)

1964- Jake Weber -English actor

1965- Kevin F. Harris -American composer

1965- Fred Stoller -American comedian and actor

1966- Michael Crockart -Scottish police officer and politician

1966- Andy Sinton -English footballer and manager

1966- Debbie Rush -English actress

1967- Michael Bletsas -Greek engineer

1967- Sergei Bragin -Estonian footballer

1967- Vladimir Konstantinov -Russian-American ice hockey player

1967- Katia Tiutiunnik -Australian viola player and composer

1968- Tyrone Hill -American basketball player and coach

1968- Mots'eoa Senyane -Mosotho diplomat

1969- Gary Jules -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1969- Tuulikki Laesson -Estonian chess player

1969- Tom McRae -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1969- Connor Trinneer -American actor

1970- Gert Bettens -Belgian guitarist and songwriter (K's Choice)

1970- Michael Krumm -German race car driver

1971- Nadja Auermann -German model and actress

1971- Sébastien Godefroid -Belgian sailor

1972- Nate Quarry -American mixed martial artist

1973- Bun B -American rapper and producer (UGK)

1973- Brant Bjork -American drummer (Kyuss, Vista Chino, and Fu Manchu (band)|Fu Manchu)

1973- Ashley Giles -English cricketer

1973- Simmone Jade Mackinnon -Australian actress

1974- Vida Guerra -Cuban-American model

1974- Marcel Tiemann -German race car driver

1975- Brann Dailor -American drummer and songwriter (Mastodon (band)|Mastodon, Lethargy (band)|Lethargy, and Today is the Day)

1975- Antonio Daniels -American basketball player

1975- Vivian Hsu -Taiwanese singer and actress

1975- Mason Jennings -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1975- Lucie Laurier -Canadian actress

1975- Matthew Richardson (footballer)|Matthew Richardson -Australian footballer

1976- Rachel Blanchard -Canadian actress

1976- Andre Miller -American basketball player

1976- Alessandro Nesta -Italian footballer

1976- Stelios Sfakianakis -Greek footballer

1977- Fayez Banihammad -Emirati terrorist, hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 (d. 2001)

1977- Jorma Taccone -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1979- Abby Brammell -American actress

1979- Sheldon Brown (American football)|Sheldon Brown -American football player

1979- Hee-seop Choi -South Korean-American baseball player

1979- Ivan Ljubičić -Croatian tennis player

1979- Christos Patsatzoglou -Greek footballer

1979- Hedo Türkoğlu -Turkish basketball player

1980- Luca Ferri -Italian footballer

1980- Taichi Ishikari -Japanese wrestler

1980- Mikuni Shimokawa -Japanese singer-songwriter (NapsaQ and Checkicco)

1981- Steve Cummings -English cyclist

1981- Kim Rae-won -South Korean actor

1981- Kolo Touré -Ivorian footballer

1982- Jonathan Fanene -American football player

1982- Brad Jones (footballer)|Brad Jones -Australian footballer

1982- Matt Littler -English actor and director

1982- Eduardo Saverin -Brazilian-American businessman, co-founded Facebook

1983- Evan Bourne -American wrestler

1983- Ana Rezende -Brazilian guitarist and director (CSS (band)|CSS)

1984- Tanushree Dutta -Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India|Femina Miss India 2004

1985- Michael Timlin -English-Irish footballer

1985- E. J. Viso -Venezuelan race car driver

1986- Tyler Bozak -Canadian ice hockey player

1987- Lee Jooyeon -South Korean singer and actress (After School (band)|After School)

1987- AJ Lee -American wrestler

1987- Josie Loren -American actress

1987- Alexander Metz -German rugby player

1987- Michal Švec -Czech footballer

1987- Miloš Teodosić -Serbian basketball player

1988- Clayton Kershaw -American baseball player

1989- Ben Briley -American singer

1989- Craig Lamar Traylor -American actor

1991- Garrett Clayton -American actor, singer, and dancer

1991- Aleksandr Kokorin -Russian footballer

1995- Philip Daniel Bolden -American actor

1995- Julia Montes -Filipina actress

1996- Barbara Haas -Austrian tennis player

1997- Rūta Meilutytė -Lithuanian swimmer

History of Deaths


1238- Henry I the Bearded -Polish son of Bolesław I the Tall (b. 1163)

1263- Hugh of Saint-Cher -French cardinal (b. 1200)

1279- Emperor Bing of Song -(b. 1271)

1286- Alexander III of Scotland -(b. 1241)

1330- Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent -English politician (b. 1301)

1406- Ibn Khaldun -Tunisian historian (b. 1332)

1612- Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill -Belarusian saint (b. 1585)

1637- Péter Pázmány -Hungarian cardinal (b. 1570)

1649- Gerhard Johann Vossius -German scholar and theologian (b. 1577)

1683- Thomas Killigrew -English playwright (b. 1612)

1687- René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle -French explorer (b. 1643)

1697- Nicolaus Bruhns -German organist and composer (b. 1665)

1711- Thomas Ken -English bishop (b. 1637)

1717- John Campbell, 1st Earl of Breadalbane and Holland -Scottish soldier (b. 1636)

1721- Pope Clement XI -(b. 1649)

1746- Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia -(b. 1718)

1783- Frederick Cornwallis -English archbishop (b. 1713)

1816- Philip Mazzei -Italian physician (b. 1730)

1871- Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger -Austrian mineralogist, geologist, and physicist (b. 1795)

1882- Carl Robert Jakobson -Estonian journalist and politician (b. 1841)

1897- Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie -Irish-French geographer (b. 1810)

1900- John Bingham -American lawyer and politician, 7th United States Ambassador to Japan (b. 1815)

1900- Charles-Louis Hanon -French pianist and composer (b. 1819)

1914- Giuseppe Mercalli -Italian volcanologist (b. 1850)

1916- Vasily Surikov -Russian painter (b. 1848)

1930- Arthur Balfour -Scottish politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1848)

1939- Lloyd L. Gaines -American activist (b. 1911)

1942- Clinton Hart Merriam -American zoologist, ornithologist, and entomologist (b. 1855)

1943- Frank Nitti -Italian-American gangster (b. 1883)

1944- William Hale Thompson -American politician, 41st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1869)

1949- James Somerville -English admiral (b. 1882)

1950- Edgar Rice Burroughs -American author (b. 1875)

1950- Norman Haworth -English chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1883)

1958- Hellmer Hermandsen -Norwegian target shooter (b. 1871)

1973- Lauritz Melchior -Danish-American tenor (b. 1890)

1974- Anne Klein -American fashion designer (b. 1923)

1974- Edward Platt -American actor and producer (b. 1916)

1976- Albert Dieudonné -French actor and author (b. 1889)

1976- Paul Kossoff -English guitarist and songwriter (Free (band)|Free, Black Cat Bones, and Back Street Crawler (band)|Back Street Crawler) (b. 1950)

1977- William L. Laurence -Lithuanian-American journalist (b. 1888)

1978- M. A. Ayyangar -Indian politician, 2nd Speaker of the Lok Sabha (b. 1891)

1978- Gaston Julia -French mathematician (b. 1893)

1979- Richard Beckinsale -English actor (b. 1947)

1981- Marcel Cadieux -Canadian diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (b. 1915)

1982- Alan Badel -English actor (b. 1923)

1982- J. B. Kripalani -Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1888)

1982- Randy Rhoads -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Quiet Riot) (b. 1956)

1984- Garry Winogrand -American photographer (b. 1928)

1986- Sabino Barinaga -Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1922)

1987- Louis de Broglie -French physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

1988- Bun Cook -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1904)

1989- Alan Civil -English horn player (b. 1929)

1989- Valérie Quennessen -French actress (b. 1957)

1990- Andrew Wood (singer)|Andrew Wood -American singer-songwriter (Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone) (b. 1966)

1992- Cesare Danova -Italian-American actor (b. 1926)

1995- Yasuo Yamada -Japanese voice actor (b. 1932)

1997- Willem de Kooning -Dutch-American painter (b. 1904)

1997- Eugène Guillevic -French poet (b. 1907)

1998- E. M. S. Namboodiripad -Indian politician, 1st Chief Minister of Kerala (b. 1909)

1999- Tofilau Eti Alesana -Samoan politician, 5th Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924)

1999- Jaime Sabines -Mexican poet (b. 1926)

2000- Joanne Weaver -American baseball player (b. 1935)

2000- Shafiq-ur-Rahman (humorist)|Shafiq-ur-Rahman -Pakistani physician and author (b. 1920)

2001- Charles K. Johnson -American activist (b. 1924)

2003- Émile Genest -Canadian actor (b. 1921)

2003- Michael Mathias Prechtl -German soldier and illustrator (b. 1926)

2004- Mitchell Sharp -Canadian politician (b. 1911)

2005- John DeLorean -American engineer and businessman, founded the DeLorean Motor Company (b. 1925)

2007- Calvert DeForest -American actor (b. 1921)

2007- Luther Ingram -American singer-songwriter (b. 1937)

2008- Raghuvaran -Indian actor (b. 1958)

2008- Arthur C. Clarke -English author (b. 1917)

2008- Hugo Claus -Belgian author (b. 1929)

2008- Paul Scofield -English actor (b. 1922)

2009- Ion Dolănescu -Romanian singer and politician (b. 1944)

2011- Kym Bonython -Australian radio host (b. 1920)

2012- Hanne Borchsenius -Danish actress (b. 1935)

2012- Jim Case -American director and producer (b. 1927)

2012- Gene DeWeese -American author (b. 1934)

2012- Ulu Grosbard -Belgian-American director and producer (b. 1929)

2012- Anton Jude -Sri Lankan actor (b. 1960)

2012- Clancy Lyall -American sergeant (b. 1925)

2012- Hugo Munthe-Kaas -Norwegian intelligence agent (b. 1922)

2013- Khalid Ahmad -Pakistani journalist and poet (b. 1943)

2013- Holger Juul Hansen -Danish actor (b. 1924)

2013- Lester Lewis -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1966)

2013- Fergus Montgomery -English politician (b. 1927)

2013- David Parland -Swedish guitarist (Dark Funeral, War (Swedish band)|War, Necrophobic, and Infernal (Swedish band)|Infernal) (b. 1970)

2013- Irina Petrescu -Romanian actress (b. 1941)

2013- Harry Reems -American porn actor (b. 1947)

2014- Robert Butler (artist)|Robert Butler -American painter (b. 1943)

2014- Ken Forsse -American toy creator and author, created Teddy Ruxpin (b. 1936)

2014- Patrick Joseph McGovern -American businessman, founded IDG (b. 1937)

2014- Fred Phelps -American lawyer, pastor, and activist, founded the Westboro Baptist Church (b. 1929)

2014- Heather Robertson -Canadian journalist and author (b. 1942)

2014- Robert Schwarz Strauss -American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Russia (b. 1918)

2014- Lawrence Walsh -Canadian-American lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th United States Deputy Attorney General (b. 1912)

2014- Joseph F. Weis, Jr. -American lawyer and judge (b. 1923)