This Day in History

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Day History: March-20

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Events History


235- Maximinus Thrax -is proclaimed emperor. He is the first foreigner to hold the Roman throne.

673-Emperor Emperor Tenmu|Tenmu -of Japan assumes the Chrysanthemum throne at the Asuka, Yamato#Imperial Palaces|Palace of Kiyomihara in Asuka, Yamato|Asuka.

1206- Patriarch Michael IV of Constantinople|Michael IV Autoreianos -is appointed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.

1600-The Linköping Bloodbath -takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden.

1602-The Dutch East India Company -is established.

1616- Walter Raleigh|Sir Walter Raleigh -is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.

1760-The " List of historic fires|Great Fire -of Boston, Massachusetts, destroys 349 buildings.

1815-After escaping from Elba -Napoleon I of France|Napoleon enters Paris with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule.

1848- Revolutions of 1848 in the German states -Monarch|King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.

1852- Harriet Beecher Stowe -s ''Uncle Tom's Cabin'' is published.

1854-The Republican Party (United States)|Republican Party of the United States -is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.

1861-An earthquake -completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina.

1883-The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property -is signed.

1888-The premiere of the very first Romen Theatre#Forerunners of Romen Theatre|Romani language operetta -is staged in Moscow, Russia.

1913- Sung Chiao-jen -a founder of the Kuomintang|Chinese Nationalist Party, is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.

1916- Albert Einstein -publishes his general relativity|general theory of relativity.

1922-The {{USS|Langley|CV-1}} is commissioned as the first United States Navy -aircraft carrier.

1923-The Arts Club of Chicago -hosts the opening of Pablo Picasso's first United States showing, entitled ''Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso'', becoming an early proponent of modern art in the United States.

1933- Giuseppe Zangara -is execution (legal)|executed in Florida's electric chair for fatally shooting Anton Cermak in an assassination attempt against President of the United States|President-Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1933- Reichsführer-SS -Heinrich Himmler ordered the creation of Dachau Concentration Camp as Chief of Police of Munich and appointed Theodor Eicke as the camp commandant.

1942- World War II -General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the Battle of the Philippines (1942)|fall of the Philippines, in which he says: "I came out of Bataan and I shall return".

1948-With a American Federation of Musicians|Musicians Union -ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.

1951- Fujiyoshida -a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.

1952-The United States Senate -ratifies a peace treaty with Japan.

1956- Tunisia -gains independence from France.

1964-The wiktionary:Precursor|precursor -of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.

1972- The Troubles -A Provisional Irish Republican Army|Provisional IRA car bomb kills seven and injures 148 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was the first of many car bomb attacks by the group.

1974-Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness -Anne, Princess Royal|Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall (London)|The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London.

1980-The Radio Caroline -ship, Mi Amigo founders in a gale off the England|English coast.

1985- Libby Riddles -becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

1985-Canadian paraplegic -athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.

1987-The Food and Drug Administration -approves the anti-AIDS drug, Zidovudine|AZT.

1988- Eritrean War of Independence -Having defeated the Nadew Command, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.

1990- Ferdinand Marcos -s widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.

1993- The Troubles -A Provisional IRA bomb Warrington bomb attacks|kills two children in Warrington, England. It leads to mass protests in both Britain and Ireland.

1995-A sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway -kills 13 and wounds 1,300 persons.

1999- Legoland California -the first Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.

2000- Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin -a former Black Panther Party|Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia sheriff's deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.

2003- 2003 invasion of Iraq -In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq.

2006-Over 150 Chadian military|Chadian soldiers -are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel United Front for Democratic Change|UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Heads of state of Chad|Chadian president Idriss Deby.

2012-At least 52 people are killed and more than 250 injured in a 20 March 2012 Iraq attacks|wave of terror attacks -across 10 cities in Iraq.

2014-Four suspected Taliban -members 2014 Kabul Serena Hotel attack|attack the luxurious Kabul Serena Hotel, killing at least 9 people.

Famous Birthdays


43 BC- Ovid -Roman poet (d. 17)

1253-Magadu, renamed Wareru -founder of Ramanya Kingdom, renamed Hanthawady Kingdom of Pegu (d. one Saturday in January 1307)

1469- Cecily of York -(d. 1507)

1477- Jerome Emser -German theologian (d. 1527)

1502- Pierino Belli -Italian soldier and jurist (d. 1575)

1639- Ivan Mazepa -Ukrainian diplomat (d. 1709)

1725- Abdul Hamid I -Ottoman sultan (d. 1789)

1735- Torbern Bergman -Swedish chemist (d. 1784)

1736- Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke -Thai king (d. 1809)

1741- Jean-Antoine Houdon -French sculptor (d. 1828)

1770- Friedrich Hölderlin -German poet (d. 1843)

1771- Heinrich Clauren -German author (d. 1854)

1799- Karl August Nicander -Swedish poet (d. 1839)

1800- Braulio Carrillo Colina -Costa Rican politician, President of Costa Rica (d. 1845)

1811- Napoleon II -French emperor (d. 1832)

1811- George Caleb Bingham -American painter (d. 1879)

1821- Ned Buntline -American journalist, author, and publisher (d. 1886)

1828- Henrik Ibsen -Norwegian poet, playwright, and director (d. 1906)

1831- Solomon L. Spink -American lawyer and politician (d. 1881)

1834- Charles William Eliot -American academic (d. 1926)

1836- Ferris Jacobs, Jr. -American politician (d. 1886)

1836- Edward Poynter -English painter (d. 1919)

1840- Illarion Pryanishnikov -Russian painter (d. 1894)

1852- Frank MacKey -American polo player (d. 1927)

1856- John Lavery -Irish painter (d. 1941)

1856- Frederick Winslow Taylor -American engineer (d. 1915)

1870- Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck -German general (d. 1964)

1874- Börries von Münchhausen -German poet (d. 1945)

1876- Payne Whitney -American businessman (d. 1927)

1879- Maud Menten -Canadian biochemist (d. 1960)

1882- René Coty -French politician, 17th President of France (d. 1962)

1882- Harold Weber -American golfer (d. 1933)

1886- Grace Brown -American murder victim (d. 1906)

1888- Amanda Clement -American baseball player, umpire, and educator (d. 1971)

1890- Beniamino Gigli -Italian tenor (d. 1957)

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

1895- Fredric Wertham -German-American psychologist and author (d. 1981)

1903- Edgar Buchanan -American actor (d. 1979)

1904- B. F. Skinner -American psychologist and author (d. 1990)

1905- Jean Galia -French rugby player (d. 1949)

1906- Abraham Beame -American politician, 104th Mayor of New York City (d. 2001)

1906- Nickolaus Hirschl -Austrian wrestler (d. 1991)

1906- Ozzie Nelson -American actor, singer, and bandleader (d. 1975)

1907- Hugh MacLennan -Canadian author and educator (d. 1990)

1907- Ruby Muhammad -American religious leader (d. 2011)

1908- Michael Redgrave -English actor and director (d. 1985)

1911- Alfonso García Robles -Mexican diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

1913- Nikolai Stepulov -Estonian boxer (d. 1968)

1914- Wendell Corey -American actor and politician (d. 1968)

1915- Rudolf Kirchschläger -Austrian judge and politician, 8th President of Austria (d. 2000)

1915- Sviatoslav Richter -Soviet pianist (d. 1997)

1915- Sister Rosetta Tharpe -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)

1916- Pierre Messmer -French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2007)

1917- Vera Lynn -English singer-songwriter and actress

1918- Jack Barry (game show host)|Jack Barry -American game show host and producer, co-founded Barry & Enright Productions (d. 1984)

1918- Donald Featherstone (wargamer)|Donald Featherstone -English author (d. 2013)

1918- Marian McPartland -English-American pianist and composer (d. 2013)

1920- Pamela Harriman -English-American diplomat, 58th United States Ambassador to France (d. 1997)

1920- Vickie Panos -Canadian baseball player

1920- Rosemary Timperley -English author and screenwriter (d. 1988)

1921- Dušan Pirjevec -Slovenian historian and philosopher (d. 1977)

1921- Alfréd Rényi -Hungarian mathematician (d. 1970)

1922- Larry Elgart -American saxophonist and bandleader

1922- Ray Goulding -American actor (d. 1990)

1922- Carl Reiner -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1923- Con Martin -Irish footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1923- Shaukat Siddiqui -Pakistani journalist, author, and activist (d. 2006)

1924- Jozef Kroner -Slovak actor (d. 1998)

1925- John Ehrlichman -American lawyer, 12th White House Counsel (d. 1999)

1927- John Joubert (composer)|John Joubert -South African-English composer and academic

1928- James P. Gordon -American physicist (d. 2013)

1928- Fred Rogers -American television host (d. 2003)

1929- William Andrew MacKay -Canadian lawyer and judge (d. 2013)

1929- Germán Robles -Spanish-Mexican actor and director

1930- S. Arasaratnam -Sri Lankan historian, author, and academic (d. 1998)

1931- Hal Linden -American actor, singer, and director

1931- Rein Raamat -Estonian director and screenwriter

1933- Lateef Adegbite -Nigerian lawyer and politician (d. 2012)

1933- George Altman -American baseball player

1933- Alexander Gorodnitsky -Russian geologist and poet

1933- Renato Salvatori -Italian actor (d. 1988)

1933- Ian Walsh (rugby league)|Ian Walsh -Australian rugby player and coach (d. 2013)

1934- Willie Brown (politician)|Willie Brown -American politician, 41st Mayor of San Francisco

1934- David Malouf -Australian author and playwright

1935- Ted Bessell -American actor and director (d. 1996)

1936- Harold Mabern -American pianist and composer

1936- Vaughn Meader -American comedian and actor (d. 2004)

1936- Lee "Scratch" Perry -Jamaican singer and producer

1936- Mark Saville, Baron Saville of Newdigate -English lieutenant, lawyer, and judge

1937- Lois Lowry -American author

1937- Jerry Reed -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2008)

1938- Sergei Novikov (mathematician)|Sergei Novikov -Russian mathematician

1939- Gerald Curran -American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

1939- Don Edwards (cowboy singer)|Don Edwards -American singer and guitarist

1939- Walter Jakob Gehring -Swiss biologist and academic (d. 2014)

1939- Brian Mulroney -Canadian politician 18th Prime Minister of Canada

1940- Stathis Chaitas -Greek footballer and manager

1940- Mary Ellen Mark -American photographer

1941- Pat Corrales -American baseball player and manager

1941- Kenji Kimihara -Japanese runner

1942- Robin Luke -American singer

1943- Gerard Malanga -American poet and photographer

1943- Naima Neidre -Estonian illustrator

1943- Paul Junger Witt -American director and producer

1944- John Cameron (musician)|John Cameron -English composer and conductor

1944- Alan Harper (bishop)|Alan Harper -English-Irish archbishop

1945- Henry Bartholomay -American soldier and pilot

1945- Jay Ingram -Canadian television host and author

1945- Pat Riley -American basketball player and coach

1945- Tim Yeo -English politician

1946- Douglas B. Green -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Riders in the Sky (band)|Riders in the Sky)

1946- Malcolm Simmons -English motorcycle racer (d. 2014)

1947- John Boswell -American historian, philologist, and academic (d. 1994)

1948- John de Lancie -American actor

1948- Bobby Orr -Canadian ice hockey player

1948- Nikos Papazoglou -Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

1948- Marva Wright -American singer (d. 2010)

1949- Marcia Ball -American singer and pianist

1949- Richard Dowden -English journalist and educator

1950- William Hurt -American actor

1950- Carl Palmer -English drummer and songwriter (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Asia (band)|Asia, and Atomic Rooster)

1951- Madan Lal -Indian cricketer

1951- Curt Smith (author)|Curt Smith -American author and journalist

1951- Jimmie Vaughan -American guitarist (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)

1952- Geoff Brabham -Australian race car driver

1952- David Greenaway (economist)|David Greenaway -English economist and academic

1953- Phil Judd -New Zealand singer-songwriter, guitarist and painter (Split Enz, The Swingers)

1954- Mike Francesa -American radio host

1954- Liana Kanelli -Greek journalist and politician

1954- Paul Mirabella -American baseball player

1954- Louis Sachar -American author

1955- Nina Kiriki Hoffman -American author

1956- Catherine Ashton -English politician, Lord President of the Council

1956- Anne Donahue -American politician

1956- Ian Moss -Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Cold Chisel)

1957- Vanessa Bell Calloway -American actress

1957- David Foster (woodchopper)|David Foster -Australian wood chopper

1957- Spike Lee -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1957- Theresa Russell -American actress

1957- Chris Wedge -American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor

1958- Holly Hunter -American actress and producer

1958- Rickey Jackson -American football player

1959- Sting (wrestler)|Sting -American wrestler

1959- Nalini Ambady -Indian-American psychologist and academic (d. 2013)

1959- Dave Beasant -English footballer and coach

1959- Steve McFadden -English actor

1959- Mary Roach -American author

1960- Norm Magnusson -American painter and sculptor

1960- Norbert Pohlmann -German computer scientist and educator

1960- Yuri Shargin -Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut

1961- Ingrid Arndt-Brauer -German politician

1961- Jesper Olsen -Danish footballer and manager

1961- Sara Wheeler -English author and journalist

1962- Stephen Sommers -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1963- Paul Annacone -American tennis player

1963- Gregg Binkley -American actor

1963- Anouk Grinberg -French actress

1963- Kathy Ireland -American model, actress, and furniture designer

1963- Maggie Estep -American poet (d. 2014)

1963- Yelena Romanova -Russian runner (d. 2007)

1963- David Thewlis -English actor

1964- Natacha Atlas -Belgian singer-songwriter (Transglobal Underground)

1965- William Dalrymple (historian)|William Dalrymple -Scottish historian and author

1965- Adrian Oxaal -American-English guitarist (James (band)|James and Sharkboy)

1966- Alka Yagnik -Indian singer

1967- Xavier Beauvois -French actor, director, and screenwriter

1967- Mookie Blaylock -American basketball player

1967- Illimar Truverk -Estonian architect

1968- Carlos Almeida (athlete)|Carlos Almeida -Cape Verdean runner

1968- Ultra Naté -American singer-songwriter and producer

1968- A. J. Jacobs -American journalist and author

1968- Paul Merson -English footballer and manager

1968- Liza Snyder -American actress

1969- Caroline Brunet -Canadian canoe racer

1969- Yvette Cooper -English economist and politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

1969- Mannie Fresh -American rapper and producer (Big Tymers)

1969- Jean Labonté -Canadian sledge hockey player

1969- Tamás Nádas -Hungarian pilot (d. 2014)

1970- Edoardo Ballerini -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1970- Michele Jaffe -American author

1970- Michael Rapaport -American actor and director

1971- Touré -American journalist and author

1971- Manny Alexander -Dominican baseball player

1971- Alexander Chaplin -American actor

1971- Ingrid Kavelaars -Canadian actress

1972- Gonzales (musician)|Gonzales -Canadian-German singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

1972- Alex Kapranos -English-Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Franz Ferdinand (band)|Franz Ferdinand, The Yummy Fur, and The Karelia)

1972- Greg Searle -English rower

1972- Marco Sejna -German footballer

1972- Cristel Vahtra -Estonian skier

1973- Magnar Freimuth -Estonian skier

1973- Jane March -English model and actress

1973- Jung Woo-sung -South Korean actor

1973- Cedric Yarbrough -American actor

1974- Paula Garcés -Colombian-American actress

1974- Andrzej Pilipiuk -Polish author

1974- Elo Viiding -Estonian poet

1976- Chester Bennington -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Linkin Park and Dead by Sunrise)

1978- Chris Draper -English sailor

1979- Silvia Abascal -Spanish actress

1979- Shinnosuke Abe -Japanese baseball player

1979- Freema Agyeman -English actress and singer

1979- Molly Jenson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1979- Bianca Lawson -American actress

1979- Keven Mealamu -New Zealand rugby player

1979- Bernard O'Connor -Irish footballer

1979- Fiona Wade -English actress

1980- Jamal Crawford -American basketball player

1980- Mikk Murdvee -Estonian-Finnish conductor and violinist

1980- Robertas Javtokas -Lithuanian basketball player

1980- Ock Joo-hyun -South Korean singer and actress (Fin.K.L)

1980- Aliénor Tricerri -Swiss tennis player

1981- Ian Murray (footballer)|Ian Murray -Scottish footballer

1982- Terrence Duffin -Zimbabwean cricketer

1982- Tomasz Kuszczak -Polish footballer

1982- José Moreira -Portuguese footballer

1984- iJustine -American blogger and actress

1984- Winta -Norwegian singer-songwriter

1984- Valtteri Filppula -Finnish ice hockey player

1984- Markus Niemelä -Finnish race car driver

1984- Christy Carlson Romano -American actress and singer

1984- Fernando Torres -Spanish footballer

1984- Marcus Vick -American football player

1985- Morgan Amalfitano -French footballer

1985- Ronnie Brewer -American basketball player

1985- Nicolas Lombaerts -Belgian footballer

1985- Yoan Merlo -French gamer

1985- Matt Taven -American wrestler

1986- Dean Geyer -South African-Australian singer-songwriter and actor

1986- Julián Magallanes -Argentinian footballer

1986- Vanessa Morley -Canadian actress

1986- Ruby Rose -Australian model, actress, and singer

1987- -Brazilian footballer

1987- Emilia Attías -Argentinian actress, singer, and dancer

1987- Daniel Maa Boumsong -Cameroonian footballer

1987- Patrick Boyle (footballer)|Patrick Boyle -Scottish footballer

1987- Pedro Ken -Brazilian footballer

1987- Sergei Kostitsyn -Belarusian ice hockey player

1988- Louie Vito -American snowboarder

1989- Xavier Dolan -Canadian actor and director

1989- Tamim Iqbal -Bangladeshi cricketer

1990- Oliver Hein -German footballer

1991- Mattia Destro -Italian footballer

1993- Sloane Stephens -American tennis player

History of Deaths


687- Cuthbert -Scottish monk, bishop, and saint (b. 634)

1181- Taira no Kiyomori -Japanese general (b. 1118)

1191- Pope Clement III -(b. 1130)

1239- Hermann von Salza -Roman knight (b. 1179)

1390- Alexios III of Trebizond -(b. 1338)

1413- Henry IV of England -(b. 1367)

1549- Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley -English politician (b. 1508)

1568- Albert, Duke in Prussia -(b. 1490)

1619- Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor -(b. 1557)

1673- Augustyn Kordecki -Polish religious leader (b. 1603)

1726- Isaac Newton -English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (b. 1642)

1730- Adrienne Lecouvreur -French actress (b. 1692)

1746- Nicolas de Largillière -French painter (b. 1656)

1780- Benjamin Truman -English brewer (b. 1699)

1793- William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield -Scottish judge and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1705)

1809- Mary Bateman -English criminal (b. 1768)

1835- Louis Léopold Robert -French painter (b. 1794)

1849- James Justinian Morier -Turkish-English diplomat and author (b. 1780)

1855- Joseph Aspdin -English businessman (b. 1788)

1865- Keisuke Yamanami -Japanese samurai (b. 1833)

1874- Hans Christian Lumbye -Danish composer (b. 1810)

1878- Julius Robert von Mayer -German physician and physicist (b. 1814)

1897- Apollon Maykov -Russian poet (b. 1821)

1899- Franz Ritter von Hauer -Austrian geologist (b. 1822)

1909- Friedrich Amelung -Estonian historian and businessman (b. 1842)

1916- Ota Benga -Congolese-American model (b. 1884)

1918- Lewis A. Grant -American general and lawyer (b. 1828)

1925- George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston -English politician, 35th Governor-General of India (b. 1859)

1929- Ferdinand Foch -French general (b. 1851)

1930- Arthur F. Andrews -American cyclist (b. 1876)

1931- Hermann Müller (politician)|Hermann Müller -German politician, 12th Chancellor of Germany (German Reich)|Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)

1933- Giuseppe Zangara -Italian-American assassin of Anton Cermak (b. 1900)

1934- Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont -(b. 1858)

1940- Alfred Ploetz -German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)

1946- Amadeus William Grabau -American geologist (b. 1870)

1947- Sigurd Wallén -Swedish actor and director (b. 1884)

1952- Hjalmar Väre -Finnish cyclist (b. 1892)

1958- Adegoke Adelabu -Nigerian politician (b. 1915)

1960- Léon Sée -French fencer (b. 1877)

1964- Brendan Behan -Irish author and playwright (b. 1923)

1965- Daniel Frank -American long jumper (b. 1882)

1968- Carl Theodor Dreyer -Danish director and screenwriter (b. 1889)

1969- Henri Longchambon -French politician (b. 1896)

1972- Marilyn Maxwell -American actress (b. 1921)

1974- Chet Huntley -American journalist (b. 1911)

1977- Terukuni Manzō -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 38th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1919)

1981- Gerry Bertier -American football player (b. 1953)

1983- Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov -Russian mathematician (b. 1891)

1990- Maurice Cloche -French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1907)

1990- Lev Yashin -Russian footballer (b. 1929)

1992- Georges Delerue -French composer (b. 1925)

1993- Polykarp Kusch -German-American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

1994- Lewis Grizzard -American author (b. 1946)

1995- Big John Studd -American wrestler and actor (b. 1948)

1997- V. S. Pritchett -English author and critic (b. 1900)

1997- Tony Zale -American boxer (b. 1913)

1998- George Howard (jazz)|George Howard -American saxophonist (b. 1956)

1998- Catherine Sauvage -French singer and actress (b. 1929)

2000- Gene Eugene -Canadian-American singer-songwriter and producer (Adam Again, The Swirling Eddies, and Lost Dogs) (b. 1961)

2001- Luis Alvarado -Puerto Rican baseball player (b. 1949)

2003- Sailor Art Thomas -American bodybuilder and wrestler (b. 1924)

2004- Juliana of the Netherlands -(b. 1909)

2004- Pierre Sévigny -Canadian colonel and politician (b. 1917)

2005- Armand Lohikoski -American-Finnish director and screenwriter (b. 1912)

2007- Raynald Fréchette -Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1933)

2007- Gilbert E. Patterson -American minister and bishop (b. 1939)

2007- Taha Yassin Ramadan -Iraqi politician, Vice President of Iraq (b. 1938)

2007- Hawa Yakubu -Ghanaian politician (b. 1948)

2008- Eric Ashton -English rugby player and coach (b. 1935)

2008- Sobhan Babu -Indian actor (b. 1937)

2008- Brian Wilde -English actor (b. 1927)

2009- Mel Brown (guitarist)|Mel Brown -American-Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)

2010- Ai (poet)|Ai -American poet (b. 1947)

2010- Harry Carpenter -English sportscaster (b. 1925)

2010- Liz Carpenter -American journalist and author (b. 1920)

2010- Girija Prasad Koirala -Nepalese politician, 30th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1925)

2010- Stewart Udall -American politician (b. 1920)

2011- Johnny Pearson -English pianist, conductor, and composer (Sounds Orchestral) (b. 1925)

2012- Lincoln Hall (climber)|Lincoln Hall -Australian mountaineer and author (b. 1955)

2012- Ralph P. Hummel -American political scientist, author, and academic (b. 1937)

2012- Noboru Ishiguro -Japanese animator and director (b. 1938)

2012- Mel Parnell -American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1922)

2012- Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg -Polish-Israeli rabbi (b. 1910)

2012- Jim Stynes -Irish-Australian footballer (b. 1966)

2012- Allen Tolmich -American hurdler (b. 1918)

2013- Eddie Bond -American singer and guitarist (b. 1933)

2013- Nasser El Sonbaty -German-Egyptian bodybuilder (b. 1965)

2013- James Herbert -English author (b. 1943)

2013- George Lowe (mountaineer)|George Lowe -New Zealand-English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1924)

2013- Nicholas C. Petris -American lawyer and politician (b. 1923)

2013- Zillur Rahman -Bangladeshi politician, 19th President of Bangladesh (b. 1929)

2013- Emílio Santiago -Brazilian singer (b. 1946)

2013- Risë Stevens -American soprano and actress (b. 1913)

2013- Jack Stokes (director)|Jack Stokes -English animator and director (b. 1920)

2014- Ragesh Asthana -Ugandan-Indian actor (b. 1962)

2014- Hennie Aucamp -South African poet, author, and academic (b. 1934)

2014- Iñaki Azkuna -Spanish politician (b. 1943)

2014- Hilderaldo Bellini -Brazilian footballer (b. 1930)

2014- Thomas Jolley -American activist (b. 1944)

2014- Tonie Nathan -American politician (b. 1923)

2014- Khushwant Singh -Indian journalist and author (b. 1915)

2014- William Toomath -New Zealand architect and educator (b. 1925)