Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.
421- Venice -is founded at twelve o'clock noon, according to legend.
708- Pope Constantine -succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope.
717- Theodosios III -resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy.
1199- Richard I of England|Richard I -is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6.
1306- Robert the Bruce -becomes List of monarchs of Scotland|King of Scotland.
1409-The Council of Pisa -opens.
1555-The city of Valencia, Carabobo|Valencia -is founded in present-day Venezuela.
1584- Walter Raleigh|Sir Walter Raleigh -is granted a patent to colonize Virginia.
1634-The first settlers arrive in Maryland -
1655- Saturn -s largest moon, Titan (moon)|Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
1802-The Treaty of Amiens -is signed as a "Definitive Treaty of Peace" between France and the United Kingdom.
1807-The Slave Trade Act 1807|Slave Trade Act -becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
1807-The Swansea and Mumbles Railway -then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world.
1811- Percy Bysshe Shelley -is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet ''The Necessity of Atheism''.
1821-( Julian Calendar -Traditional date of the start of the Greek War of Independence. The war had actually begun on 23 February 1821. The date was chosen in the early years of the Greek state so that it falls on the day of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, strengthening the ties between the Greek Orthodox Church and the newly founded state.
1865- American Civil War -In Virginia, Confederate States of America|Confederate forces temporarily capture Battle of Fort Stedman|Fort Stedman from the Union (American Civil War)|Union.
1894- Coxey's Army -the first significant United States|American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C.
1911-In New York City -the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
1914- Aris Thessaloniki|Aris -is founded in Thessaloniki.
1917-The Georgian Orthodox Church -restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811.
1918-The Belarusian People's Republic -is established.
1924-On the anniversary of Greek War of Independence|Greek Independence -Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the Second Hellenic Republic.
1931-The Scottsboro Boys -are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
1941-The Kingdom of Yugoslavia -joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.
1947-An 1947 Centralia mine disaster|explosion in a coal mine -in Centralia, Illinois kills 111.
1948-The first successful tornado -Weather forecasting|forecast predicts that 1948 Tinker Air Force Base tornadoes|a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
1949-The extensive deportation campaign known as March deportation -is conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to force collectivisation by way of Terrorism|terror. The Soviet Union|Soviet authorities deport more than 92,000 people from the Baltics to remote areas of the Soviet Union.
1957- United States Customs -seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on obscenity grounds.
1957-The European Economic Community -is established with West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg as the first members.
1958- Canada -s Avro Arrow makes its first flight.
1965- Civil rights -activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete Selma to Montgomery marches|their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma, Alabama|Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
1969-During their honeymoon, John Lennon -and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In|Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
1971- Bangladesh Liberation War -Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistani Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians.
1971-The Army of the Republic of Vietnam -Operation Lam Son 719|abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.
1975- Faisal of Saudi Arabia -is shot and killed by a mental illness|mentally ill nephew.
1979-The first fully functional space shuttle -orbiter, ''Space Shuttle Columbia|Columbia'', is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
1988-The Candle demonstration in Bratislava|Candle demonstration -in Bratislava is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
1990-The Happy Land fire -was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in The Bronx, New York City.
1992-The Pakistan national cricket team -wins the 1992 Cricket World Cup at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
1992- Cosmonaut -Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
1993- Warrington -Bomb victim Tim Parry dies five days after an Irish Republican Army|IRA bomb detonated in Warrington, Cheshire on 20 March 1993 in the second of the Warrington bomb attacks.
1995- WikiWikiWeb -the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham.
1996-An Montana Freemen#Standoff|81-day-long standoff -between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins.
1996-The European Union -s Veterinarian Committee bans the export of United Kingdom|British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
2006- Capitol Hill massacre -A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington|Capitol Hill neighborhood.
2006-Protesters demanding a new election in Belarus -following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006, clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested.
1252- Conradin -German son of Conrad IV of Germany (d. 1268)
1259- Andronikos II Palaiologos -Byzantine emperor (d. 1332)
1297- Andronikos III Palaiologos -Byzantine emperor (d. 1341)
1297- Arnošt of Pardubice -Polish archbishop (d. 1364)
1345- Blanche of Lancaster -(d. 1369)
1347- Catherine of Siena -Italian philosopher, theologian, and saint (d. 1380)
1479- Vasili III of Russia -(d. 1533)
1539- Christopher Clavius -German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1612)
1541- Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany -(d. 1587)
1593- Jean de Brébeuf -French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1649)
1643- Louis Moréri -French priest (d. 1680)
1661- Paul de Rapin -French historian (d. 1725)
1699- Johann Adolph Hasse -German singer-songwriter (d. 1783)
1767- Joachim Murat -French admiral (d. 1815)
1782- Caroline Bonaparte -French daughter of Carlo Buonaparte (d. 1839)
1800- Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen -German geologist (d. 1889)
1808- José de Espronceda -Spanish poet (d. 1842)
1824- Clinton L. Merriam -American politician (d. 1900)
1840- Myles Keogh -Irish-American captain (d. 1876)
1863- Simon Flexner -American physician and educator (d. 1946)
1867- Gutzon Borglum -American sculptor, designed Mount Rushmore (d. 1941)
1867- Arturo Toscanini -Italian conductor (d. 1957)
1868- Bill Lockwood (cricketer)|Bill Lockwood -English cricketer (d. 1932)
1871- Louis Perrée -French fencer (d. 1924)
1872- Horatio Nelson Jackson -American race car driver and physician (d. 1955)
1873- Rudolf Rocker -German-American author and activist (d. 1958)
1876- Irving Baxter -American jumper and pole vaulter (d. 1957)
1877- Walter Little (politician)|Walter Little -Canadian politician (d. 1961)
1879- Amedee Reyburn -American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1920)
1881- Béla Bartók -Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1945)
1881- Mary Webb -English author (d. 1927)
1884- Georges Imbert -French chemist (d. 1950)
1892- Andy Clyde -Scottish-American actor (d. 1967)
1893- Johannes Villemson -Estonian runner (d. 1971)
1895- Siegfried Handloser -German physician (d. 1954)
1897- John Laurie -Scottish actor (d. 1980)
1898- Marcelle Narbonne -French super-centenarian (d. 2012)
1899- K. S. Arulnandhy -Sri Lankan academic (d. 1972)
1899- Burt Munro -New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
1899- François Rozet -French-Canadian actor (d. 1994)
1901- Ed Begley -American actor (d. 1970)
1903- Frankie Carle -American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001)
1903- Nahum Norbert Glatzer -Ukrainian-American theologian and scholar (d. 1990)
1905- Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim -German colonel (d. 1944)
1906- Jean Sablon -French singer and actor (d. 1994)
1906- A. J. P. Taylor -English historian and academic (d. 1990)
1908- Helmut Käutner -German actor and director (d. 1980)
1908- David Lean -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1991)
1910- Magda Olivero -Italian soprano (d. 2014)
1910- Benzion Netanyahu -Polish-Israeli historian and educator (d. 2012)
1911- Jack Ruby -American murderer (d. 1967)
1912- Melita Norwood -English civil servant and spy (d. 2005)
1912- Jean Vilar -French actor and director (d. 1971)
1913- Reo Stakis -Cypriot-Scottish businessman, founded Stakis Hotels (d. 2001)
1914- Norman Borlaug -American agronomist and humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
1916- S. M. Pandit -Indian painter (d. 1993)
1916- Jean Rogers -American actress (d. 1991)
1918- Howard Cosell -American journalist (d. 1995)
1920- Paul Scott (novelist)|Paul Scott -English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1978)
1920- Patrick Troughton -English actor (d. 1987)
1920- Arthur Wint -Jamaican runner (d. 1992)
1921- Nancy Kelly -American actress (d. 1995)
1921- Alexandra of Yugoslavia -(d. 1993)
1921- Simone Signoret -German-French actress (d. 1985)
1922- Eileen Ford -American businesswoman, co-founded Ford Models (d. 2014)
1923- Bonnie Guitar -American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1923- Wim van Est -Dutch cyclist (d. 2003)
1924- Roberts Blossom -American actor (d. 2011)
1924- Machiko Kyō -Japanese actress
1925- Flannery O'Connor -American author (d. 1964)
1925- Anthony Quinton, Baron Quinton -English physician and philosopher (d. 2010)
1926- Riz Ortolani -Italian composer and conductor (d. 2014)
1926- László Papp -Hungarian boxer (d. 2003)
1926- Jaime Sabines -Mexican poet (d. 1999)
1926- Gene Shalit -American journalist and critic
1927- P. Shanmugam -Indian politician, 13th List of Chief Ministers of Puducherry|Chief Minister of Puducherry (d. 2013)
1928- Jim Lovell -American captain, pilot, and astronaut
1929- Cecil Taylor -American pianist and composer
1930- David Burge -American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2013)
1930- Carlo Mauri -Italian mountaineer (d. 1982)
1930- Rudy Minarcin -American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
1931- Humphrey Burton -English television and radio host
1931- Paul Motian -American drummer and composer (d. 2011)
1931- Tom Wilson (record producer)|Tom Wilson -American record producer (d. 1978)
1932- Penelope Gilliatt -English author, screenwriter, and critic (d. 1993)
1932- Wes Santee -American runner (d. 2010)
1934- Johnny Burnette -American singer-songwriter (The Rock and Roll Trio) (d. 1964)
1934- Bernard King (television)|Bernard King -Australian actor and chef (d. 2002)
1934- Karlheinz Schreiber -German-Canadian businessman
1934- Gloria Steinem -American journalist and activist, co-founded the Women's Media Center
1935- Gabriel Elorde -Filipino boxer (d. 1985)
1937- Tom Monaghan -American businessman, founded Domino's Pizza
1938- Hoyt Axton -American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)
1938- Fritz d'Orey -Brazilian race car driver
1938- Daniel Buren -French sculptor and painter
1939- Toni Cade Bambara -American author, academic, and activist (d. 1995)
1939- D. C. Fontana -American screenwriter and producer
1940- Anita Bryant -American model and singer
1941- Gudmund Hernes -Norwegian politician
1942- Aretha Franklin -American singer-songwriter and pianist
1942- Richard O'Brien -English actor and screenwriter
1942- Kim Woodburn -English television host
1943- William H. Ginsburg -American lawyer (d. 2013)
1943- Paul Michael Glaser -American actor and director
1946- Cliff Balsom -English footballer
1946- Daniel Bensaïd -French philosopher (d. 2010)
1946- Stephen Hunter -American author and critic
1946- Maurice Krafft -French vulcanologist (d. 1991)
1946- Gerard John Schaefer -American serial killer (d. 1995)
1947- Richard Cork -English historian and critic
1947- Elton John -English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor
1948- Bonnie Bedelia -American actress
1948- Farooq Sheikh -Indian actor (d. 2013)
1949- Ronnie Flanagan -Irish police officer
1950- Chuck Greenberg (musician)|Chuck Greenberg -American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (Shadowfax (band)|Shadowfax) (d. 1995)
1951- Jumbo Tsuruta -Japanese wrestler (d. 2000)
1951- Maizie Williams -Caribbean-English singer (Boney M.)
1952- Jung Chang -Chinese-English author and academic
1952- Stephen Dorrell -English politician, Secretary of State for Health
1952- Antanas Mockus -Colombian mathematician, philosopher, and politician, Mayor of Bogotá
1952- Peter Vallentyne -American philosopher
1953- Robert Fox (producer)|Robert Fox -English film producer
1953- Vesna Pusić -Croatian politician
1954- Elli Stai -Greek journalist and talk show host
1954- Thom Loverro -American journalist
1954- Tim White (wrestling)|Tim White -American wrestling referee and producer
1955- Daniel Boulud -French chef and author
1955- Lee Mazzilli -American baseball player, coach, and manager
1956- Matthew Garber -English actor (d. 1977)
1957- Jonathan Michie -English economist
1957- Jim Uhls -American screenwriter and producer
1958- Susie Bright -American author
1958- Sisy Chen -Taiwanese journalist and politician
1958- John Ensign -American politician
1958- James McDaniel -American actor and director
1958- Margaret Ritchie (politician)|Margaret Ritchie -Irish politician
1958- Ray Tanner -American baseball player and coach
1958- Åsa Torstensson -Swedish politician
1960- Idy Chan -Hong Kong actress
1960- Haywood Nelson -American actor
1960- Steve Norman -English saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (Spandau Ballet)
1960- Peter O'Brien (actor)|Peter O'Brien -Australian actor
1960- Brenda Strong -American actress
1961- Mark Brooks (golfer)|Mark Brooks -American golfer
1961- Fred Goss -American actor, director, and producer
1961- Linda Sue Park -American author
1962- Marcia Cross -American actress
1962- David Nuttall -English politician
1963- Karen Bruce -English dancer and choreographer
1964- Kate DiCamillo -American author
1963- Velle Kadalipp -Estonian architect
1964- Lisa Gay Hamilton -American actress and director
1964- René Meulensteen -Dutch footballer and coach
1964- Alex Solis -Panamanian-American jockey
1964- Ken Wregget -Canadian ice hockey player
1965- Avery Johnson -American basketball player and coach
1965- Stefka Kostadinova -Bulgarian high jumper
1965- Sarah Jessica Parker -American actress, singer, and producer
1966- Frank Ferrer -American musician (Guns and Roses)
1966- Tom Glavine -American baseball player
1966- Humberto González -Mexican boxer
1966- Jeff Healey -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Jeff Healey Band) (d. 2008)
1966- Tatjana Patitz -German model and actress
1966- Chana Porpaoin -Thai boxer
1966- Anton Rogan -Irish footballer
1967- Matthew Barney -American sculptor and photographer
1967- Debi Thomas -American figure skater
1967- Doug Stanhope -American comedian and actor
1969- George Chlitsios -Greek conductor and composer
1969- Dale Davis (basketball)|Dale Davis -American basketball player
1969- Cathy Dennis -English singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1969- Jeffrey Walker -English singer-songwriter and bass player (Carcass (band)|Carcass, Blackstar (band)|Blackstar, and Electro Hippies)
1970- Kari Matchett -Canadian actress
1970- Teri Moïse -American singer (d. 2013)
1971- Stacy Dragila -American pole vaulter
1971- Cammi Granato -American ice hockey player
1971- Sheryl Swoopes -American basketball player
1972- Giniel de Villiers -South African race car driver
1972- Phil O'Donnell (footballer)|Phil O'Donnell -Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
1973- Anthony Barness -English footballer
1973- Michaela Dorfmeister -Austrian skier
1973- Anders Fridén -Swedish singer-songwriter and producer (In Flames, Passenger (Swedish band)|Passenger, Dark Tranquillity, and Ceremonial Oath)
1973- Bob Sura -American basketball player
1974- Lark Voorhies -American actress and singer
1975- Ladislav Benýšek -Czech ice hockey player
1975- Melanie Blatt -English singer-songwriter and actress (All Saints (band)|All Saints)
1976- Francie Bellew -Irish footballer
1976- Lars Figura -German sprinter
1976- Baek Ji-young -South Korean singer
1976- Wladimir Klitschko -Ukrainian boxer
1976- Gigi Leung -Hong Kong singer and actress
1976- Cha Tae-hyun -South Korean actor and singer
1976- Rima Wakarua -New Zealand-Italian rugby player
1976- Erika Heynatz -Australian model, actress, singer and television personality
1977- Natalie Clein -English cellist
1977- Andrew Lindsay -Scottish rower
1978- Gennaro Delvecchio -Italian footballer
1978- Teanna Kai -Filipino-American porn actress
1979- Lee Pace -American actor
1979- Natasha Yi -American model and actress
1980- Carrie Lam (actress)|Carrie Lam -Hong Kong actress
1982- Sean Faris -American actor and producer
1982- Danica Patrick -American race car driver
1982- Álvaro Saborío -Costa Rican footballer
1982- Jenny Slate -American actress and author
1983- Tommy Johnagin -American stand-up comedian
1984- Katharine McPhee -American singer-songwriter and actress
1984- Liam Messam -New Zealand rugby player
1985- Carmen Rasmusen -Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress
1985- Diana Rennik -Estonian figure skater
1986- Marco Belinelli -Italian basketball player
1986- Megan Gibson -American softball player
1986- Kyle Lowry -American basketball player
1987- Jacob Bagersted -Danish handball player
1987- Jason Castro (singer)|Jason Castro -American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1987- Victor Obinna -Nigerian footballer
1987- Nobunari Oda -Japanese figure skater
1988- Erik Knudsen -Canadian actor
1988- Ryan Lewis -American DJ and producer (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
1988- Edd Gould -British animator (d. 2012)
1988- Big Sean -American rapper
1988- Arthur Zeiler -German rugby player
1989- Aly Michalka -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (78violet)
1989- Scott Sinclair -English footballer
1990- Mehmet Ekici -Turkish footballer
1990- Alexander Esswein -German footballer
1991- Seychelle Gabriel -American actress
1991- Samia Yusuf Omar -Somalian sprinter (d. 2012)
1993- Sam Johnstone -English footballer
History of Deaths
1223- Afonso II of Portugal -(b. 1185)
1458- Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana -Spanish poet (b. 1398)
1558- Marcos de Niza -French friar and explorer (b. 1495)
1603- Ikoma Chikamasa -Japanese daimyo (b. 1526)
1609- Olaus Martini -Swedish archbishop (b. 1557)
1620- Johannes Nucius -German composer (b. 1556)
1625- Giambattista Marini -Italian poet (b. 1569)
1677- Wenceslaus Hollar -Czech-English etcher (b. 1607)
1712- Nehemiah Grew -English anatomist and physiologist (b. 1641)
1732- Lucy Filippini -Italian saint (b. 1672)
1736- Nicholas Hawksmoor -English architect, designed Easton Neston and Christ Church, Spitalfields|Christ Church (b. 1661)
1738- Turlough O'Carolan -Irish harp player and composer (b. 1670)
1751- Frederick I of Sweden -(b. 1676)
1801- Novalis -German poet and author (b. 1772)
1818- Caspar Wessel -Norwegian-Danish mathematician and cartographer (b. 1745)
1848- Albine de Montholon -Frech noblewoman, reputed mistress of Napoleon I (b. 1779)
1860- James Braid (surgeon)|James Braid -Scottish surgeon (b. 1795)
1873- Wilhelm Marstrand -Danish painter (b. 1810)
1907- Ernst von Bergmann -Latvian-German surgeon and academic (b. 1836)
1908- Durham Stevens -American diplomat (b. 1851)
1914- Frédéric Mistral -French poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1830)
1917- Elizabeth Storrs Mead -American academic (b. 1832)
1918- Claude Debussy -French composer (b. 1862)
1918- Peter Martin (footballer)|Peter Martin -Australian footballer and soldier (b. 1875)
1931- Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi -Indian journalist and politician (b. 1890)
1931- Ida B. Wells -American journalist and activist (b. 1862)
1942- William Carr (rower)|William Carr -American rower (b. 1876)
1951- Eddie Collins -American baseball player and manager (b. 1887)
1956- Lou Moore -American race car driver (b. 1904)
1956- Robert Newton -English actor (b. 1905)
1957- Max Ophüls -German director and screenwriter (b. 1902)
1958- Tom Brown (trombonist)|Tom Brown -American trombonist (b. 1888)
1964- Charles Benjamin Howard -Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1885)
1967- Renato Cellini -Italian conductor (b. 1913)
1969- Billy Cotton -English bandleader (b. 1889)
1969- Max Eastman -American poet (b. 1883)
1973- Jakob Sildnik -Estonian photographer and director (b. 1883)
1975- Juan Gaudino -Argentinian race car driver (b. 1893)
1975- Faisal of Saudi Arabia -(b. 1906)
1975- Deiva Zivarattinam -Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1894)
1978- Hanna Ralph -German actress (b. 1888)
1979- Robert Madgwick -Australian colonel and academic (b. 1905)
1979- Akinoumi Setsuo -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1914)
1980- Milton H. Erickson -American psychiatrist (b. 1901)
1980- Walter Susskind -Czech-English conductor and educator (b. 1913)
1980- James Wright (poet)|James Wright -American poet (b. 1927)
1983- Bob Waterfield -American football player and coach (b. 1920)
1987- A. W. Mailvaganam -Sri Lankan physicist and academic (b. 1906)
1988- Robert Joffrey -American dancer, choreographer, and director, co-founded the Joffrey Ballet (b. 1930)
1991- Marcel Lefebvre -French archbishop (b. 1905)
1992- Nancy Walker -American actress and director (b. 1922)
1994- Angelines Fernández -Spanish-Mexican actress (b. 1922)
1994- Bernard Kangro -Estonian poet and journalist (b. 1910)
1994- Max Petitpierre -Swiss jurist and politician (b. 1899)
1995- James Samuel Coleman -American sociologist (b. 1926)
1995- Krešimir Ćosić -Croatian basketball player and coach (b. 1948)
1995- John Hugenholtz -Dutch designer (b. 1914)
1996- John Snagge -English journalist (b. 1904)
1998- Max Green (lawyer)|Max Green -Australian lawyer (b. 1952)
1998- Steven Schiff -American lawyer and politician (b. 1947)
1999- Cal Ripken, Sr. -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1936)
2000- Helen Martin -American actress (b. 1909)
2001- Brian Trubshaw -English cricketer and pilot (b. 1924)
2002- Kenneth Wolstenholme -English sportscaster (b. 1920)
2005- Paul Henning -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1911)
2006- Rocío Dúrcal -Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
2006- Richard Fleischer -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1916)
2006- Buck Owens -American singer and guitarist (The Buckaroos) (b. 1929)
2006- Bob Carlos Clarke -Irish photographer (b. 1950)
2007- Andranik Margaryan -Armenian politician, 10th Prime Minister of Armenia (b. 1951)
2008- Ben Carnevale -American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)
2008- Thierry Gilardi -French sportscaster (b. 1958)
2008- Abby Mann -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1927)
2008- Gene Puerling -American singer (The Hi-Lo's and The Singers Unlimited) (b. 1929)
2008- Herb Peterson -American fast food executive and food scientist (b. 1919)
2009- Johnny Blanchard -American baseball player (b. 1933)
2009- Kosuke Koyama -Japanese-American theologian (b. 1929)
2009- Giovanni Parisi -Italian boxer (b. 1967)
2010- Pål Bang-Hansen -Norwegian actor, director, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1937)
2012- Lex (dog)|Lex -American dog (b. 1999)
2012- Len E. Blaylock -American businessman and politician (b. 1918)
2012- Priscilla Buckley -American author (b. 1921)
2012- Hal E. Chester -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921)
2012- John Crosfield -English businessman (b. 1915)
2012- Edd Gould -English animator and voice actor, founded Eddsworld (b. 1988)
2012- Tom Lodge -English radio host (b. 1936)
2012- Nathalie Perrey -French actress (b. 1929)
2012- Antonio Tabucchi -Italian author and academic (b. 1943)
2013- J. Léonce Bernard -Canadian politician, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (b. 1943)
2013- Ben Goldfaden -American basketball player (b. 1913)
2013- Anthony Lewis -American journalist (b. 1927)
2013- Jean Pickering -English runner and long jumper (b. 1929)
2013- Jean-Marc Roberts -French author and screenwriter (b. 1954)
2013- Lou Sleater -American baseball player (b. 1926)
2013- John F. Wiley -American football player and coach (b. 1920)
2014- Nanda (actress)|Nanda -Indian actress (b. 1939)
2014- Lorna Arnold -English historian and author (b. 1915)
2014- Hank Lauricella -American football player and politician (b. 1930)
2014- Eddie Lawrence -American actor, singer, and playwright (b. 1919)
2014- Jon Lord (politician)|Jon Lord -Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1956)
2014- Sonny Ruberto -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1946)
2014- Jonathan Schell -American journalist and author (b. 1943)
2014- Ralph Wilson -American businessman, founded the Buffalo Bills (b. 1918)