This Day in History

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Day History: March-22

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Events History


238- Gordian I -and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors.

871- Æthelred of Wessex -defeats a Danish invasion army at the Battle of Marton.

1508- Ferdinand II of Aragon -commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire.

1621-The Pilgrim (Plymouth Colony)|Pilgrims -of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoag (tribe)|Wampanoags.

1622- Indian massacre of 1622|Jamestown massacre -Algonquian peoples|Algonquian Indians kill 347 England|English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population, during the Anglo-Powhatan Wars|Second Anglo-Powhatan War.

1630-The Massachusetts Bay Colony -outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.

1638- Anne Hutchinson -is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.

1713-The Tuscarora War -comes to an end with the fall of Fort Neoheroka, effectively opening up the interior of North Carolina to European colonization.

1739- Nadir Shah -occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.

1765-The Parliament of Great Britain|British Parliament -passes the Stamp Act 1765|Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its British colonization of the Americas|American colonies.

1784-The Emerald Buddha -is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.

1829-In the London Protocol (1829)|London Protocol -the three protecting powers (United Kingdom, Bourbon Restoration|France and Russian Empire|Russia) establish the borders of Greece.

1849-The Austrian Empire|Austrians -defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia|Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara (1849)|Battle of Novara.

1871-In North Carolina -William Woods Holden becomes the first Governor (United States)|governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.

1872- Illinois -becomes the first state to require sexual equality in employment

1873-A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico -to abolish slavery.

1894-The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup -starts.

1906-The first England vs France rugby union match is played at Parc des Princes -in Paris

1916-The last Emperor of China -Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.

1920-Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs Shushi Massacres|attacked -the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).

1939- World War II -Germany takes Klaipėda Region|Memel from Lithuania.

1942-World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea -the Royal Navy confronts Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.

1943-World War II: the entire population of Khatyn massacre|Khatyn -in Belarus is burnt alive by Germany|German occupation forces.

1945-The Arab League -is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.

1954-Closed since 1939 -the London bullion market reopens.

1960- Arthur Leonard Schawlow -and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser

1963- The Beatles -{'}} first album, ''Please Please Me'', is released in the United Kingdom.

1972-The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment -to the states for ratification.

1972-In Eisenstadt v. Baird -the United States Supreme Court decides that unmarried persons have the right to possess contraceptives.

1975-A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant -in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.

1978- Karl Wallenda -of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1982- NASA -s Space Shuttle ''Space Shuttle Columbia|Columbia'', is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.

1984-Teachers at the McMartin preschool trial|McMartin preschool -in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.

1989- Clint Malarchuk -of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player's skate accidentally slits his throat.

1992- USAir Flight 405 -crashes shortly after takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft.

1992- Fall of communism in Albania -The Democratic Party of Albania wins a decisive majority in the Albanian parliamentary election, 1992|parliamentary election.

1993-The Intel Corporation -ships the first Pentium (brand)|Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ Instructions per second|MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.

1995- Astronaut|Cosmonaut -Valeriy Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in outer space|space.

1997- Tara Lipinski -age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women's World Figure Skating Championships|World Figure Skating Champion.

1997-The Comet Hale-Bopp -has its closest approach to Earth.

2004- Ahmed Yassin -co-founder and leader of the Palestinian people|Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired AGM-114 Hellfire|Hellfire missiles.

2006-Three Christian Peacemaker Team -hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the murder of their colleague, American Tom Fox (activist)|Tom Fox.

2013-At least 37 people are killed and 200 are injured after a 2013 Thailand refugee camp fire|fire destroys -a camp containing Burma|Burmese refugees near Ban Mae, Thailand.

2014-At least 35 people die in Balochistan -Pakistan, in a Hub bus-tanker crash|collision between a petrol tanker and two buses.

2014-Forty-three people are killed in a 2014 Oso mudslide|mudflow -near Oso, Washington.

2014- Turtle Canyon -is opened in Newport, Kentucky.

Famous Birthdays


841- Bernard Plantapilosa -French son of Bernard of Septimania (d. 885)

875- William I, Duke of Aquitaine -(d. 918)

1212- Emperor Go-Horikawa -of Japan (d. 1235)

1366- Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk -English politician (d. 1399)

1394- Ulugh Beg -Persian astronomer (d. 1449)

1459- Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 1519)

1503- Antonio Francesco Grazzini -Italian author (d. 1583)

1599- Anthony van Dyck -Flemish painter (d. 1641)

1609- John II Casimir Vasa -Polish son of Constance of Austria (d. 1672)

1663- August Hermann Francke -German clergyman, philanthropist, and scholar (d. 1727)

1684- William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath -English politician, Secretary at War (d. 1764)

1712- Edward Moore (dramatist)|Edward Moore -English poet and playwright (d. 1757)

1720- Nicolas-Henri Jardin -French architect, designed the Yellow Palace, Copenhagen|Yellow Palace and Bernstorff Palace (d. 1799)

1723- Charles Carroll (barrister)|Charles Carroll -American lawyer and politician (d. 1783)

1728- Anton Raphael Mengs -German painter (d. 1779)

1759- Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp -(d. 1818)

1797- William I, German Emperor -(d. 1888)

1808- David Swinson Maynard -American physician (d. 1873)

1812- Stephen Pearl Andrews -American author and activist (d. 1886)

1814- Thomas Crawford (sculptor)|Thomas Crawford -American sculptor, designed the Statue of Freedom (d. 1857)

1817- Braxton Bragg -American general (d. 1876)

1818- John Ainsworth Horrocks -English-Australian explorer, founded Penwortham, South Australia|Penwortham (d. 1846)

1837- Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione -(d. 1899)

1842- Mykola Lysenko -Ukrainian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1912)

1846- Randolph Caldecott -English illustrator (d. 1886)

1846- James Timberlake -American lieutenant, police officer, and farmer (d. 1891)

1852- Otakar Ševčík -Czech violinist and educator (d. 1934)

1857- Paul Doumer -French politician, 14th President of France (d. 1932)

1866- Jack Boyle -American baseball player (d. 1913)

1868- Robert Andrews Millikan -American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)

1869- Tom McInnes (footballer born 1869)|Tom McInnes -Scottish footballer (d. 1939)

1878- Michel Théato -Luxembourgian runner (d. 1919)

1880- Ernest C. Quigley -Canadian-American football player and coach (d. 1960)

1884- Arthur H. Vandenberg -American politician (d. 1951)

1885- Aryeh Levin -Lithuanian rabbi (d. 1969)

1886- August Rei -Estonian politician, Head of State of Estonia (d. 1963)

1887- Chico Marx -American actor and singer (d. 1961)

1892- Johannes Semper -Estonian poet and scholar (d. 1970)

1896- He Long -Chinese marshal (d. 1969)

1896- Joseph Schildkraut -Austrian-American actor (d. 1964)

1899- Ruth Page -American ballerina and choreographer (d. 1991)

1901- Greta Kempton -American painter (d. 1991)

1902- Johannes Brinkman -Dutch architect, designed the Van Nelle Factory (d. 1949)

1902- Madeleine Milhaud -French actress (d. 2008)

1903- Bill Holman (cartoonist)|Bill Holman -American cartoonist (d. 1987)

1907- James M. Gavin -American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1990)

1908- Jack Crawford (tennis)|Jack Crawford -Australian tennis player (d. 1991)

1908- Louis L'Amour -American author (d. 1988)

1909- Gabrielle Roy -Canadian author and educator (d. 1983)

1910- Nicholas Monsarrat -English sailor and author (d. 1979)

1912- Wilfrid Brambell -Irish actor (d. 1985)

1912- Karl Malden -American actor (d. 2009)

1913- Sabiha Gökçen -Turkish pilot (d. 2001)

1913- Tom McCall -American journalist and politician, 30th Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)

1913- Lew Wasserman -American businessman and talent agent (d. 2002)

1914- John Stanley (cartoonist)|John Stanley -American author and illustrator (d. 1993)

1914- Donald Stokes, Baron Stokes -English businessman (d. 2008)

1915- Georgiy Zhzhonov -Russian actor (d. 2005)

1917- Virginia Grey -American actress (d. 2004)

1917- Irving Kaplansky -Canadian-American mathematician (d. 2006)

1917- Paul Rogers (actor)|Paul Rogers -English actor (d. 2013)

1918- Cheddi Jagan -Guyanese politician, 4th President of Guyana (d. 1997)

1919- Bernard Krigstein -American illustrator (d. 1990)

1920- James Brown (actor)|James Brown -American actor (d. 1992)

1920- Werner Klemperer -German-American actor and singer (d. 2000)

1920- Ross Martin -Polish-American actor (d. 1981)

1920- Lloyd MacPhail -Canadian politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (d. 1995)

1920- Fanny Waterman -English pianist and educator, founded the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition

1921- Nino Manfredi -Italian actor (d. 2004)

1922- John J. Gilligan -American politician, 62nd Governor of Ohio (d. 2013)

1923- Marcel Marceau -French mime and actor (d. 2007)

1924- Al Neuharth -American journalist and author, founded ''USA Today'' (d. 2013)

1924- Yevgeny Ostashev -Russian colonel, pilot, and engineer (d. 1960)

1924- Bill Roost -English footballer (d. 2013)

1924- Bill Wendell -American television announcer (d. 1999)

1925- Gilles Pelletier -Canadian actor

1927- Marty Blake -American basketball player and manager (d. 2013)

1928- Carrie Donovan -American journalist (d. 2001)

1928- E. D. Hirsch, Jr. -American educator, author, and critic

1928- Ed Macauley -American basketball player (d. 2011)

1929- Mort Drucker -American illustrator

1929- Yayoi Kusama -Japanese painter and sculptor

1930- Derek Bok -American lawyer and academic

1930- Pat Robertson -American minister and broadcaster, founded the Christian Broadcasting Network

1930- Stephen Sondheim -American composer and songwriter

1931- Burton Richter -American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1931- William Shatner -Canadian-American actor, singer, director, and producer

1931- Leslie Thomas -Welsh author (d. 2014)

1932- Els Borst -Dutch physician and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2014)

1932- Larry Evans -American chess player and journalist (d. 2010)

1933- Abulhassan Banisadr -Iranian politician, 1st President of Iran

1933- May Britt -Swedish-American actress

1933- Linden Chiles -American actor (d. 2013)

1934- Sheila Cameron -English lawyer and judge

1934- Orrin Hatch -American politician

1934- Larry Martyn -English actor (d. 1994)

1935- Frank Pulli -American baseball player and umpire (d. 2013)

1935- M. Emmet Walsh -American actor

1936- Ron Carey (labor leader)|Ron Carey -American union leader (d. 2008)

1936- Roger Whittaker -Kenyan-English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1937- Angelo Badalamenti -American composer

1937- Armin Hary -German sprinter

1937- Jon Hassell -American trumpet player and composer

1938- Rein Etruk -Estonian chess player (d. 2012)

1940- Dave Keon -Canadian ice hockey player

1940- Haing S. Ngor -Cambodian-American physician, actor, and author (d. 1996)

1941- Billy Collins -American poet

1941- Jeremy Clyde -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Chad and Jeremy)

1941- Bruno Ganz -Swiss actor

1941- Cassam Uteem -Mauritian politician, 2nd List of Presidents of Mauritius|President of Mauritius

1942- Bernd Herzsprung -German actor

1942- Jorge Ben Jor -Brazilian singer-songwriter

1942- Dick Pound -Canadian lawyer and academic

1943- George Benson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fuse One)

1943- Nazem Ganjapour -Iranian footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1943- Keith Relf -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Yardbirds, Renaissance (band)|Renaissance, and Armageddon (A&M band)|Armaggedon) (d. 1976)

1945- Alan Opie -English opera singer

1945- Eric Roth -American screenwriter and producer

1945- Peter Williams (physicist)|Peter Williams -British physicist

1946- Don Chaney -American basketball player and coach

1946- Richard Faulkner, Baron Faulkner of Worcester -English politician

1946- Rivka Golani -Israeli viola player

1946- Rudy Rucker -American mathematician, computer scientist, and author

1946- Harry Vanda -Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Easybeats and Vanda & Young)

1947- George Ferguson (architect)|George Ferguson -English architect and politician, 1st Mayor of Bristol

1947- James Patterson -American author

1947- Maarten van Gent -Dutch basketball player and coach

1947- Tony Pope -American voice actor (d. 2004)

1948- Wolf Blitzer -German-American journalist

1948- Randy Jo Hobbs -American bass player (The McCoys and Montrose (band)|Montrose) (d. 1993)

1948- Andrew Lloyd Webber -English director and composer

1949- Fanny Ardant -French actress

1949- Brian Hanrahan -English journalist (d. 2010)

1950- Goran Bregović -Bosnian guitarist and songwriter (Bijelo Dugme and Jutro)

1950- Mary Tamm -English actress (d. 2012)

1950- Jocky Wilson -Scottish darts player (d. 2012)

1952- Des Browne -Scottish politician, Secretary of State for Scotland

1952- Bob Costas -American sportscaster

1952- Jay Dee Daugherty -American drummer and songwriter (The Church (band)|The Church)

1954- Tommy Hollis -American actor (d. 2001)

1955- James House (singer)|James House -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1955- Lena Olin -Swedish-American actress

1955- Pete Sessions -American politician

1955- Valdis Zatlers -Latvian politician, 7th President of Latvia

1956- Generosa Ammon -American wife of Daniel Pelosi (d. 2003)

1957- Jürgen Bucher -German footballer

1957- Stephanie Mills -American actress and singer

1958- Wayne Bloom -American wrestler

1958- Laurie David -American activist

1958- Pete Wylie -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Crucial Three and The Spitfire Boys)

1959- Carlton Cuse -Mexican-American screenwriter and producer

1959- Avraham Fried -American singer-songwriter

1959- Matthew Modine -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1960- Tarmo Laht -Estonian architect

1960- Lauri Vahtre -Estonian historian and politician

1962- Villano V -Mexican wrestler

1963- Deborah Bull -English ballerina

1964- El Felino -Mexican wrestler

1965- John Kordic -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1992)

1965- Emma Wray -English actress

1966- Todd Ewen -Canadian ice hockey player

1966- Artis Pabriks -Latvian politician, 11th Minister for Defence of Latvia

1966- Brian Shaw -American basketball player and coach

1966- Pia Cayetano -Filipino politician and lawyer

1967- Mario Cipollini -Italian cyclist

1967- Bernie Gallacher -Scottish-English footballer (d. 2011)

1968- Euronymous -Norwegian guitarist and producer (Mayhem (band)|Mayhem) (d. 1993)

1968- Arve Henriksen -Norwegian trumpet player

1970- Andreas Johnson -Swedish singer-songwriter

1970- Leontien van Moorsel -Dutch cyclist

1971- Iben Hjejle -Danish actress

1971- Keegan-Michael Key -American actor

1971- Will Yun Lee -American actor

1972- Shawn Bradley -German-American basketball player

1972- Cory Lidle -American baseball player (d. 2006)

1972- Elvis Stojko -Canadian figure skater

1973- Beverley Knight -English singer-songwriter and producer

1973- Joe Nedney -American football player

1973- Christopher Wheeldon -English dancer and choreographer

1974- Marcus Camby -American basketball player

1974- Philippe Clement -Belgian footballer

1974- Kidada Jones -American actress and fashion designer

1974- Gert Peens -South African-Italian rugby player

1975- Anne Dudek -American actress

1975- Jason Fletcher -American sports agent

1975- Cole Hauser -American actor

1975- Jiří Novák -Czech tennis player

1976- Teun de Nooijer -Dutch field hockey player

1976- Kathryn Jean Lopez -American journalist

1976- Kellie Shanygne Williams -American actress

1976- Reese Witherspoon -American actress and producer

1977- John Otto (drummer)|John Otto -Canadian-American drummer (Limp Bizkit)

1977- Joey Porter -American football player

1977- Tom Poti -American ice hockey player

1979- Aaron North -American guitarist (Jubilee (band)|Jubilee and The Icarus Line)

1979- Juan Uribe -Dominican baseball player

1980- Shannon Bex -American singer-songwriter and dancer (Danity Kane)

1980- Pamela O'Connor (figure skater)|Pamela O'Connor -Scottish ice dancer

1981- Mims (rapper)|Mims -American rapper

1982- Piá (footballer born 1982)|Piá -Brazilian footballer

1982- Enrico Gasparotto -Italian cyclist

1982- Michael Janyk -Canadian skier

1982- Kyle Kingsbury -American mixed martial artist

1984- Piotr Trochowski -German footballer

1985- Mayola Biboko -Belgian footballer

1985- Jakob Fuglsang -Danish cyclist

1985- Mike Jenkins (American football)|Mike Jenkins -American football player

1985- Justin Masterson -American baseball player

1985- Kelli Waite -Australian swimmer

1985- Chris Wallace (musician)|Chris Wallace -American singer-songwriter and producer (The White Tie Affair)

1986- Jeon Boram -South Korean singer and actress (T-ara)

1986- David Choi -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1987- Björn Barrefors -Swedish decathlete

1987- Ike Davis -American baseball player

1987- Jairo Mora Sandoval -Costa Rican environmentalist (d. 2013)

1988- Tania Raymonde -American actress

1988- Rottyful Sky -South Korean singer and actress (d. 2013)

1989- Ben King (cyclist)|Ben King -American cyclist

1989- Eva Pereira -Cape Verdean runner

1989- Ruben Popa -Romanian footballer

1989- J. J. Watt -American football player

1990- Lisa Mitchell -English-Australian singer-songwriter

1992- Jessie Andrews -American porn actress

1994- Kolohe Andino -American surfer

1994- Aliaksandra Sasnovich -Belarusian tennis player

1995- Nick Robinson (American actor)|Nick Robinson -American actor

1996- Gig Morton -Canadian actor

1997- María Fernanda Herazo -Colombian tennis player

History of Deaths


1322- Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster -English politician (b. 1278)

1418- Dietrich of Nieheim -German bishop and historian (b. 1345)

1421- Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence -English politician (b. 1388)

1471- George of Poděbrady -(b. 1420)

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

1602- Agostino Carracci -Italian painter (b. 1557)

1685- Emperor Go-Sai -of Japan (b. 1638)

1687- Jean-Baptiste Lully -Italian-French composer (b. 1632)

1758- Jonathan Edwards (theologian)|Jonathan Edwards -American minister and theologian (b. 1703)

1758- Richard Leveridge -English opera singer and composer (b. 1670)

1772- John Canton -English physicist (b. 1718)

1820- Stephen Decatur -American commander (b. 1779)

1832- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe -German author and politician (b. 1749)

1863- Opothleyahola -American tribal chief (b. 1796)

1840- Étienne Bobillier -French mathematician (b. 1798)

1881- Samuel Courtauld (industrialist)|Samuel Courtauld -English businessman (b. 1793)

1896- Thomas Hughes -English lawyer, politician, and author (b. 1822)

1913- Song Jiaoren -Chinese politician (b. 1882)

1924- William Macewen -Scottish surgeon (b. 1848)

1934- Theophilos Hatzimihail -Greek painter (b. 1870)

1942- Frederick Cuming -English cricketer (b. 1875)

1942- William Donne -English cricketer (b. 1875)

1945- John Hessin Clarke -American lawyer and judge (b. 1857)

1952- Uncle Dave Macon -American singer-songwriter and banjo player (b. 1870)

1955- Ivan Šubašić -Croatian-Yugoslav politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1892)

1958- Mike Todd -American film producer (b. 1909)

1960- José Antonio Aguirre (politician)|José Antonio Aguirre -Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Basque Country (b. 1904)

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

1971- Johannes Villemson -Estonian runner (b. 1893)

1974- Peter Revson -American race car driver (b. 1939)

1977- A. K. Gopalan -Indian politician (b. 1904)

1978- Karl Wallenda -German-American acrobat (b. 1905)

1981- Jumbo Elliott (coach)|James Elliott -American runner and coach (b. 1915)

1986- Olive Deering -American actress (b. 1918)

1986- Mark Dinning -American singer (b. 1933)

1986- Charles Starrett -American actor (b. 1903)

1987- Odysseas Angelis -Greek general and politician (b. 1912)

1990- Gerald Bull -Canadian engineer (b. 1928)

1991- Léon Balcer -Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1917)

1991- Paul Engle -American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1908)

1991- Dave Guard -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1934)

1991- Gloria Holden -English-American actress (b. 1908)

1993- Steve Olin -American baseball player (b. 1965)

1994- Dan Hartman -American singer-songwriter, and producer (b. 1950)

1994- Walter Lantz -American animator, director, and producer (b. 1900)

1996- Don Murray (drummer)|Don Murray -American drummer (The Turtles) (b. 1945)

1996- Robert F. Overmyer -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1936)

1996- Billy Williamson (guitarist)|Billy Williamson -American guitarist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1925)

1999- Max Beloff, Baron Beloff -English historian and academic (b. 1913)

1999- David Strickland -American actor (b. 1969)

2001- Stepas Butautas -Lithuanian basketball player and coach (b. 1925)

2001- Sabiha Gökçen -Turkish pilot (b. 1913)

2001- William Hanna -American animator, director, producer, and voice actor, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (b. 1910)

2001- Robert Fletcher Shaw -Canadian businessman, academic, and civil servant (b. 1910)

2002- Rudolf Baumgartner -Swiss violinist and conductor (b. 1917)

2003- Terry Lloyd -English journalist (b. 1952)

2004- Ahmed Yassin -Palestinian spiritual leader, co-founded Hamas (b. 1937)

2005- Rod Price -English guitarist and songwriter (Foghat) (b. 1947)

2005- Kenzō Tange -Japanese architect, designed the Yoyogi National Gymnasium and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (b. 1913)

2006- Pierre Clostermann -French engineer, pilot, and politician (b. 1921)

2006- Pío Leyva -Cuban singer and author (b. 1917)

2006- Kurt von Trojan -Australian author (b. 1937)

2007- U. G. Krishnamurti -Indian philosopher and educator (b. 1918)

2008- Cachao López -Cuban-American bassist and composer (b. 1918)

2009- Steve Doll -American wrestler (b. 1960)

2009- Jade Goody -English television personality, contestant on ''Big Brother (UK)|Big Brother'' (b. 1981)

2009- Abismo Negro -Mexican wrestler (b. 1971)

2010- James Black (pharmacologist)|James Black -Scottish biologist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1924)

2011- Artur Agostinho -Portuguese journalist (b. 1920)

2011- Victor Bouchard -Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1926)

2011- Viljar Loor -Estonian volleyball player (b. 1953)

2012- Joe Blanchard -American football player and wrestler (b. 1928)

2012- C. K. Chandrappan -Indian politician (b. 1935)

2012- Johnny McCauley -Irish-English singer-songwriter (b. 1925)

2012- John Payton -American lawyer and activist (b. 1946)

2012- Matthew White Ridley, 4th Viscount Ridley -English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland (b. 1925)

2012- Mickey Sullivan -American baseball player and coach (b. 1932)

2012- David Waltz -American computer scientist (b. 1943)

2012- Neil L. Whitehead -English anthropologist and author (b. 1956)

2013- Vladimír Čech -Czech actor and politician (b. 1951)

2013- Fred Jones (footballer born 1938)|Fred Jones -Welsh footballer (b. 1938)

2013- James Nabrit -American lawyer (b. 1932)

2013- Christa Speck -Polish-American model and actress (b. 1942)

2013- Bebo Valdés -Cuban-Swedish pianist and composer (b. 1918)

2013- Derek Watkins (trumpeter)|Derek Watkins -English trumpet player (b. 1945)

2013- Ray Williams (basketball)|Ray Williams -American basketball player and coach (b. 1954)

2014- Yashwant Vithoba Chittal -Indian author (b. 1928)

2014- Mickey Duff -English boxer and manager (b. 1929)

2014- Thor Listau -Norwegian soldier and politician (b. 1938)

2014- Patrice Wymore -American-Jamaican actress and singer (b. 1926)