This Day in History

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Day History: March-26

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


590-Emperor Maurice (emperor)|Maurice -proclaims his son Theodosius (son of Maurice)|Theodosius as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

1027- Pope John XIX -crowns Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor|Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.

1169- Saladin -becomes the emir of Egypt.

1344-The Siege of Algeciras (1342–1344)|Siege of Algeciras -one of the first European military engagements where gunpowder was used, comes to an end.

1351- Combat of the Thirty -: Thirty Duchy of Brittany|Breton Knights call out and defeat thirty English Knights.

1484- William Caxton -prints his translation of ''Aesop's Fables''.

1552- Guru Amar Das -becomes the Third Sikh Guru.

1636- Utrecht University -is founded in the Netherlands.

1812-An 1812 Caracas earthquake|earthquake -destroys Caracas, Venezuela.

1812-A political cartoon in the '' Boston Gazette -' coins the term "gerrymander" to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection.

1830-The Book of Mormon -is published in Palmyra (town), New York|Palmyra, New York.

1839-The first Henley Royal Regatta -is held.

1881- Thessaly -is freed and becomes part of Greece again.

1885-The Métis people (Canada)|Métis -people of the District of Saskatchewan under Louis Riel begin the North-West Rebellion against Canada.

1913- Balkan War -Bulgarian forces Battle of Adrianople (1913)|capture Adrianople.

1915- Ice Hockey -The Vancouver Millionaires sweep the Ottawa Senators (original)|Ottawa Senators three-games-to-none to win the 1915 Stanley Cup Finals, the first championship played between the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the National Hockey Association.

1917- World War I -First Battle of Gaza

1931- SwissAir -is founded as the national airline of Switzerland.

1931- Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union -is founded in Vietnam.

1934-The United Kingdom driving test|driving test -is introduced in the United Kingdom.

1939- Spanish Civil War -Francoist Spain|Nationalists begin their Final offensive of the Spanish Civil War|final offensive of the war.

1942- World War II -The first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz Nazi concentration camps|concentration camp in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany|German-occupied Poland.

1945-World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima -ends as the island is officially secured by American forces.

1958-The United States Army -launches Explorer 3.

1958-The African Regroupment Party -is launched at a meeting in Paris.

1967-Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-in -in New York City

1971- East Pakistan -declares its independence from Pakistan to form the People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins.

1974-Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas -to form circles around trees to stop them being felled and giving rise to the Chipko Movement in India.

1975-The Biological Weapons Convention -comes into force.

1978-Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan's Narita International Airport -a group of protestors destroys much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails.

1979- Anwar al-Sadat -Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C..

1982-A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial -is held in Washington, D.C..

1991- Argentina -Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay sign the Treaty of Asunción, establishing Mercosur, the South Common Market.

1991-Five South Korean boys, nicknamed the Frog Boys -disappear while hunting for frogs and are murdered in a case that remains unsolved.

1991- Local self-government -is restored after three decades of centralized control in South Korea.

1995-The Schengen Treaty -comes into effect.

1997-Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate (cult)|Heaven's Gate -mass suicides.

1998- Oued Bouaicha massacre -in Algeria: Fifty-two people are killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of two.

1999-The " Melissa worm -infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.

1999-A jury in Michigan -finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.

2005-The Taiwan -se government calls on one million Taiwanese people|Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the demonstration.

2010-The Republic of Korea Navy|ROKS -ROKS_Cheonan_(PCC-772)|''Cheonan'' ROKS_Cheonan_sinking|sinks off the west coast of South Korea near Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, killing 46 seamen.

Famous Birthdays


1031- Malcolm III of Scotland -(d. 1093)

1516- Conrad Gessner -Swiss botanist and zoologist (d. 1565)

1554- Charles, Duke of Mayenne -(d. 1611)

1634- Domenico Freschi -Italian priest and composer (d. 1710)

1687- Sophia Dorothea of Hanover -(d. 1757)

1698- Prokop Diviš -Czech scientist, invented the lightning rod (d. 1765)

1749- William Blount -American politician (d. 1800)

1753- Benjamin Thompson -American-French physicist (d. 1814)

1773- Nathaniel Bowditch -American mathematician and navigator (d. 1838)

1794- Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld -German painter (d. 1872)

1814- Charles Mackay -Scottish poet, journalist, author and anthologist (d. 1889)

1845- Juhan Maaker -Estonian bagpipe player (d. 1930)

1854- Maurice Lecoq -French target shooter (d. 1925)

1856- William Massey -New Zealand politician, 19th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1925)

1859- A. E. Housman -English poet and scholar (d. 1936)

1859- Adolf Hurwitz -German mathematician (d. 1919)

1866- Fred Karno -English producer and manager (d. 1941)

1868- Fuad I of Egypt -(d. 1936)

1871- Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole -of Hawaii (d. 1922)

1874- Robert Frost -American poet and playwright (d. 1963)

1875- Max Abraham -German physicist (d. 1922)

1875- Syngman Rhee -South Korean politician, 1st President of South Korea (d. 1965)

1876- William, Prince of Albania -(d. 1945)

1879- Othmar Ammann -Swiss-American engineer, designed the George Washington Bridge and Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (d. 1965)

1879- Waldemar Tietgens -German rower (d. 1917)

1880- André Prévost (tennis)|André Prévost -French tennis player (d. 1919)

1881- Guccio Gucci -Italian fashion designer, founded Gucci (d. 1953)

1882- Hermann Obrecht -Swiss politician (d. 1940)

1884- Wilhelm Backhaus -German pianist (d. 1969)

1886- Hugh Mulzac -Vincentian-American marine (d. 1971)

1888- Elsa Brändström -Swedish nurse (d. 1948)

1893- James Bryant Conant -American chemist, academic, and diplomat, 1st United States Ambassador to West Germany (d. 1978)

1893- Dhirendra Nath Ganguly -Indian actor and director (d. 1978)

1893- Palmiro Togliatti -Italian politician (d. 1964)

1894- Viorica Ursuleac -Romanian soprano (d. 1985)

1898- Rudolf Dassler -German businessman, founded Puma SE (d. 1974)

1898- Charles Shadwell (musician)|Charles Shadwell -English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)

1904- Joseph Campbell -American author (d. 1987)

1904- Emilio Fernández -Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1986)

1904- Xenophon Zolotas -Greek economist and politician, 177th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)

1905- Monty Berman -English cinematographer and producer (d. 2006)

1905- André Cluytens -Belgian-French conductor (d. 1967)

1905- Viktor Frankl -Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (d. 1997)

1906- Rafael Méndez -Mexican trumpet player (d. 1981)

1907- Azellus Denis -Canadian politician (d. 1991)

1907- Mahadevi Varma -Indian poet (d. 1987)

1908- Franz Stangl -Austrian-German SS officer (d. 1971)

1908- Henry (Hank) Sylvern -American organist and composer (d. 1964)

1910- K. W. Devanayagam -Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 10th Minister of Justice (Sri Lanka)|Sri Lankan Minister of Justice (d. 2002)

1911- J. L. Austin -English philosopher and academic (d. 1960)

1911- T. Hee -American animator and director (d. 1988)

1911- Bernard Katz -German-English biophysicist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)

1911- Tennessee Williams -American playwright, author, and poet (d. 1983)

1913- Jacqueline de Romilly -French philologist, author, and scholar (d. 2010)

1913- Paul Erdős -Hungarian mathematician (d. 1996)

1913- Salme Rootare -Estonian chess player (d. 1987)

1914- Toru Kumon -Japanese mathematician and educator (d. 1995)

1914- William Westmoreland -American general (d. 2005)

1915- Hwang Sun-won -North Korean author and poet (d. 2000)

1916- Christian B. Anfinsen -American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

1916- Bill Edrich -English cricketer (d. 1986)

1916- Sterling Hayden -American actor and author (d. 1986)

1916- Harry Rabinowitz -South African-American composer and conductor

1917- Ed Peck -American actor (d. 1992)

1919- Roger Leger -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1965)

1919- Strother Martin -American actor (d. 1980)

1920- Sergio Livingstone -Chilean footballer and journalist (d. 2012)

1922- Oscar Sala -Italian-Brazilian physicist (d. 2010)

1923- Gert Bastian -German general and politician (d. 1992)

1923- Bob Elliott (comedian)|Bob Elliott -American comedian and actor

1925- Pierre Boulez -French pianist, composer, and conductor

1925- Edward Graham, Baron Graham of Edmonton -English politician

1925- Ben Mondor -Canadian-American businessman (d. 2010)

1925- James Moody (saxophonist)|James Moody -American saxophonist and composer (d. 2010)

1926- T. Sivasithamparam -Sri Lankan politician (d. 1992)

1927- Harold Chapman -English photographer

1929- Edwin Turney -American businessman, co-founded Advanced Micro Devices (d. 2008)

1930- Gregory Corso -American poet (d. 2001)

1930- Sandra Day O'Connor -American lawyer and jurist

1931- Leonard Nimoy -American actor, singer, and director

1932- Leroy Griffith -American theater and nightclub owner, and burlesque and film producer

1933- Vine Deloria, Jr. -American historian, author, and theologian (d. 2005)

1933- Acharya Kuber Nath Rai -Indian poet and scholar (d. 1996)

1934- Alan Arkin -American actor, singer, and director

1935- Mahmoud Abbas -Palestinian politician, 2nd President of the State of Palestine

1936- Giora Feidman -Argentinian-Israeli clarinet player

1936- Harry Kalas -American sportscaster (d. 2009)

1937- Wayne Embry -American basketball player and manager

1937- James Lee (Canadian politician)|James Lee -Canadian politician, 26th Premier of Prince Edward Island

1938- Norman Ackroyd -English painter and illustrator

1938- Anthony James Leggett -English-American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1940- James Caan -American actor

1940- Nancy Pelosi -American politician, 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

1941- Richard Dawkins -Kenyan-English biologist

1941- Yvon Marcoux -Canadian politician

1942- Erica Jong -American author and poet

1943- Bob Woodward -American journalist and author

1944- Igor Mitoraj -German-Polish sculptor (d. 2014)

1944- Diana Ross -American singer and actress (The Supremes)

1945- Mikhail Voronin -Russian gymnast (d. 2004)

1946- Johnny Crawford -American actor and singer

1946- Jiří Kabeš -Czech singer-songwriter and violinist (The Plastic People of the Universe)

1946- Alain Madelin -French politician

1947- Dar Robinson -American stuntman and actor (d. 1986)

1948- Nash the Slash -Canadian violinist and mandolin player (FM (Canadian band)|FM) (d. 2014)

1948- Richard Tandy -English keyboard player (Electric Light Orchestra)

1948- Steven Tyler -American singer-songwriter and actor (Aerosmith and Chain Reaction (1960s band)|Chain Reaction)

1948- Kyung-wha Chung -South Korean violinist

1949- Rudi Koertzen -South African cricketer and umpire

1949- Vicki Lawrence -American actress and singer

1949- Fran Sheehan -American bass player (Boston (band)|Boston)

1949- Patrick Süskind -German author and screenwriter

1949- Ernest Lee Thomas -American actor

1950- Teddy Pendergrass -American singer-songwriter (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes) (d. 2010)

1950- Martin Short -Canadian-American actor, screenwriter, and producer

1950- Alan Silvestri -American composer and conductor

1951- Carl Wieman -American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1952- T. A. Barron -American author

1952- Didier Pironi -French race car driver (d. 1987)

1953- Lincoln Chafee -American politician, 74th Governor of Rhode Island

1953- Elaine Chao -American politician, 24th United States Secretary of Labor

1953- Youssouf Togoïmi -Chadian politician (d. 2002)

1954- Kazuhiko Inoue -Japanese voice actor

1954- Clive Palmer (businessman)|Clive Palmer -Australian businessman

1954- Curtis Sliwa -American talk show host and activist, founded Guardian Angels

1955- Danny Arndt -Canadian ice hockey player

1956- Charly McClain -American singer

1956- Park Won-soon -South Korean lawyer and politician, 35th Mayor of Seoul

1957- Fiona Bruce (politician)|Fiona Bruce -Scottish lawyer and politician

1957- Leeza Gibbons -American talk show host

1957- Paul Morley -English journalist, producer, and author

1958- Chris Codiroli -American baseball player

1958- Elio de Angelis -Italian race car driver (d. 1986)

1959- Chris Hansen -American journalist

1960- Marcus Allen -American football player and sportscaster

1960- Jennifer Grey -American actress

1960- Øystein Mæland -Norwegian psychiatrist and politician

1960- Axel Prahl -German actor

1961- Leigh Bowery -Australian actor, singer, and fashion designer (d. 1994)

1961- William Hague -English historian and politician, First Secretary of State

1961- Billy Warlock -American actor

1962- Richard Coles -English pianist, saxophonist, and priest (The Communards)

1962- Paul de Leeuw -Dutch actor and singer

1962- Eric Allan Kramer -American actor

1962- Kevin Seitzer -American baseball player, and current hitting coach for the Toronto Blue Jays

1962- John Stockton -American basketball player

1963- Natsuhiko Kyogoku -Japanese author

1963- Roch Voisine -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1964- Todd Barry -American comedian and actor

1964- Martin Donnelly (racing driver)|Martin Donnelly -Irish race car driver

1964- Maria Miller -English politician

1964- Ulf Samuelsson -Swedish ice hockey player and coach

1965- Trey Azagthoth -American guitarist (Morbid Angel)

1966- Lilian Greenwood -English politician

1966- Michael Imperioli -American actor and screenwriter

1966- Nick Wirth -English engineer, founded Wirth Research

1968- Laurent Brochard -French cyclist

1968- Kenny Chesney -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1968- James Iha -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle, Whiskeytown, and Tinted Windows (band)|Tinted Windows)

1969- Alessandro Moscardi -Italian rugby player

1970- Paul Bosvelt -Dutch footballer

1970- Jelle Goes -Dutch footballer and coach

1970- Thomas Kyparissis -Greek footballer

1970- Martin McDonagh -English-Irish playwright, screenwriter, and director

1971- Behzad Ghorbani -Iranian zoologist and planarialogist

1971- Tommie Sunshine -American DJ and producer

1971- Paul Williams (footballer born 1971)|Paul Williams -English footballer and manager

1972- Leslie Mann -American actress

1972- Jason Maxwell -American baseball player

1972- Jon Reep -American comedian and actor

1973- Matt Burke -Australian rugby player

1973- Heather Goldenhersh -American actress

1973- T. R. Knight -American actor

1973- Larry Page -American computer scientist, co-founder and CEO of Google

1974- Michael Peca -Canadian ice hockey player

1974- Vadimas Petrenko -Lithuanian footballer

1976- Joachim Alcine -Haitian-Canadian boxer

1976- Natalia Livingston -American actress

1976- Amy Smart -American actress

1976- Ufuk Talay -Australian footballer

1976- Nurgül Yeşilçay -Turkish actress

1977- Kevin Davies -English footballer

1977- Sylvain Grenier -Canadian wrestler

1977- Seth Lakeman -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Lakeman Brothers and Equation (band)|Equation)

1978- Anastasia Kostaki -Greek basketball player

1979- Nacho Novo -Spanish footballer

1979- Hiromi Uehara -Japanese pianist and composer

1979- Pierre Womé -Cameroonian footballer

1980- Son Hoyoung -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (g.o.d (South Korean band)|g.o.d)

1980- Niina Kelo -Finnish heptathlete

1980- Richie Wellens -English footballer

1981- Baruch Dego -Ethiopian-Israeli footballer

1981- Massimo Donati -Italian footballer

1981- Jay Sean -English singer-songwriter and producer

1981- Josh Wilson (baseball player)|Josh Wilson -American baseball player

1982- Mikel Arteta -Spanish footballer

1982- Nate Kaeding -American football player

1983- Roman Bednář -Czech footballer

1983- Mike Mondo -American wrestler

1983- Anti Saarepuu -Estonian skier

1984- Jimmy Howard -American ice hockey player

1984- Stéphanie Lapointe -Canadian singer-songwriter and actress

1984- David McGowan (footballer)|David McGowan -English footballer

1984- Felix Neureuther -German skier

1984- Alberto Schettino -Italian footballer

1984- Annette Schwarz -German porn actress and model

1984- Marco Stier -German footballer

1984- Gregory Strydom -Zimbabwean cricketer

1984- Sara Jean Underwood -American model, actress, and television host

1985- Jonathan Groff -American actor and singer

1985- Keira Knightley -English actress

1985- Prosper Utseya -Zimbabwean cricketer

1986- Jonny Craig -Canadian-American singer-songwriter (Emarosa, Dance Gavin Dance, and Isles & Glaciers)

1986- Emma Laine -Finnish tennis player

1986- Misty Stone -American porn actress and model

1987- Yui (singer)|YUI -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

1987- Jermichael Finley -American football player

1987- Steven Fletcher (footballer)|Steven Fletcher -Scottish footballer

1988- Suvi Koponen -Finnish-American model

1989- Simon Kjær -Danish footballer

1989- Josiah Leming -American singer-songwriter

1990- Yuya Takaki -Japanese singer and actor (Hey! Say! JUMP)

1990- Yūya Yagira -Japanese actor

1992- Haley Ramm -American actress

1994- Mayu Watanabe -Japanese singer and actress (AKB48 and Watarirouka Hashiritai)

1994- Jed Wallace -English football player for Portsmouth F.C.

History of Deaths


922- Mansur Al-Hallaj -Persian mystic and poet (b. 858)

983- 'Adud al-Dawla -Iranian ruler (b. 936)

1130- Sigurd the Crusader -Norwegian son of Magnus Barefoot (b. 1090)

1212- Sancho I of Portugal -(b. 1154)

1517- Heinrich Isaac -Flemish composer (b. 1450)

1535- Georg Tannstetter -Austrian mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1482)

1546- Thomas Elyot -English diplomat and scholar (b. 1490)

1566- Antonio de Cabezón -Spanish organist and composer (b. 1510)

1649- John Winthrop -English-American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

1679- Johannes Schefferus -Swedish historian and author (b. 1621)

1697- Godfrey McCulloch -Scottish politician (b. 1640)

1726- John Vanbrugh -English playwright and architect, designed Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard (b. 1664)

1772- Charles Pinot Duclos -French author (b. 1704)

1776- Samuel Ward (American statesman)|Samuel Ward -American jurist and politician, 31st List of colonial governors of Rhode Island|Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island (b. 1725)

1780- Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel -(b. 1713)

1793- John Mudge -English physician (b. 1721)

1797- James Hutton -Scottish geologist and physician (b. 1726)

1814- Joseph-Ignace Guillotin -French physician (b. 1738)

1827- Ludwig van Beethoven -German pianist and composer (b. 1770)

1858- John Addison Thomas -American lieutenant, engineer, and diplomat (b. 1811)

1862- Uriah P. Levy -American commander (b. 1792)

1881- Roman Sanguszko -Polish general and activist (b. 1800)

1885- Anson Stager -American general and businessman, co-founded Western Union (b. 1825)

1888- Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar -(b. 1837)

1892- Walt Whitman -American poet and author (b. 1819)

1902- Cecil Rhodes -English-South African businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (b. 1853)

1905- Maurice Barrymore -Indian-American actor (b. 1849)

1910- Auguste Charlois -French astronomer (b. 1864)

1910- An Jung-geun -North Korean activist (b. 1879)

1920- William Chester Minor -Sri Lankan-American surgeon (b. 1834)

1923- Sarah Bernhardt -French actress (b. 1844)

1926- Constantin Fehrenbach -German politician, Chancellor of Germany (German Reich)|Chancellor of Germany (b. 1852)

1929- Katharine Lee Bates -American poet (b. 1859)

1933- Eddie Lang -American guitarist (b. 1902)

1934- John Biller -American jumper (b. 1877)

1940- Wilhelm Anderson -Belarusian-German astrophysicist (b. 1880)

1940- Spyridon Louis -Greek runner (b. 1873)

1942- Jimmy Burke (baseball)|Jimmy Burke -American baseball player and manager (b. 1874)

1945- David Lloyd George -Welsh politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1863)

1948- Emile St. Godard -Canadian dog sled racer (b. 1905)

1951- James F. Hinkle -American politician, 6th Governor of New Mexico (b. 1864)

1954- Charles Perrin -French rower (b. 1875)

1957- Édouard Herriot -French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)

1958- Phil Mead -English cricketer and footballer (b. 1887)

1959- Raymond Chandler -American author and screenwriter (b. 1888)

1962- Cyrillus Kreek -Estonian composer (b. 1889)

1965- Olof Sandborg -Swedish actor (b. 1884)

1966- Victor Hochepied -French swimmer (b. 1883)

1969- John Kennedy Toole -American author (b. 1937)

1973- Noël Coward -English actor, director, playwright, and composer (b. 1899)

1973- Johnny Drake -American football player (b. 1916)

1973- Don Messer -Canadian-American fiddler (b. 1909)

1973- George Sisler -American baseball player (b. 1893)

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

1976- Lin Yutang -Chinese linguist and author (b. 1895)

1978- Wilfred Pickles -English actor and radio host (b. 1904)

1979- Jean Stafford -American author (b. 1915)

1980- Roland Barthes -French linguist and critic (b. 1915)

1983- Anthony Blunt -English historian and spy (b. 1907)

1984- Ahmed Sékou Touré -Guinean politician, 1st President of Guinea (b. 1922)

1987- Eugen Jochum -German conductor (b. 1902)

1989- Hai Zi -Chinese poet (b. 1964)

1990- Halston -American fashion designer (b. 1932)

1992- Barbara Frum -American-Canadian journalist (b. 1937)

1993- Louis Falco -American dancer and choreographer (b. 1942)

1995- Eazy-E -American rapper and producer (N.W.A) (b. 1963)

1996- Edmund Muskie -American politician, 58th United States Secretary of State (b. 1914)

1996- David Packard -American engineer and businessman, co-founded Hewlett-Packard (b. 1912)

2000- Alex Comfort -English physician and author (b. 1920)

2002- Randy Castillo -American drummer and songwriter (Red Square Black and Mötley Crüe) (b. 1950)

2003- Daniel Patrick Moynihan -American sociologist and politician, 12th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1927)

2004- Jan Sterling -American actress (b. 1921)

2005- James Callaghan -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1912)

2005- Gérard Filion -Canadian journalist (b. 1909)

2005- Paul Hester -Australian drummer (Split Enz, Crowded House, Deckchairs Overboard, and Tarmac Adam) (b. 1959)

2005- Marius Russo -American baseball player (b. 1914)

2005- Frederick Rotimi Williams -Nigerian lawyer and politician (b. 1920)

2005- Frank Searle (photographer)|Frank Searle -Scottish photographer (b. 1921)

2006- Anil Biswas (politician)|Anil Biswas -Indian politician (b. 1944)

2006- Paul Dana -American race car driver (b. 1975)

2006- Nikki Sudden -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jacobites (band)|Jacobites and Swell Maps) (b. 1956)

2008- Heath Benedict -Dutch-American football player (b. 1983)

2008- Robert Fagles -American poet and academic (b. 1933)

2008- Manuel Marulanda -Colombian rebel leader (b. 1930)

2008- Wally Phillips -American radio host (b. 1925)

2009- Shane McConkey -Canadian skier (b. 1969)

2011- Roger Abbott -English-Canadian comedian and actor (b. 1946)

2011- Geraldine Ferraro -American lawyer and politician (b. 1935)

2011- Diana Wynne Jones -English author (b. 1934)

2011- Enn Klooren -Estonian actor (b. 1940)

2012- Sisto Averno -American football player (b. 1925)

2012- Michael Begley (politician)|Michael Begley -Irish politician (b. 1932)

2012- Thomas M. Cover -American theorist and academic (b. 1938)

2012- David Craighead -American organist (b. 1924)

2012- Manik Godghate -Indian poet and educator (b. 1937)

2012- Helmer Ringgren -Swedish theologian (b. 1917)

2012- Stella Tanner -English actress (b. 1925)

2012- Garry Walberg -American actor (b. 1921)

2013- Sukumari -Indian actress (b. 1940)

2013- Margie Alexander -American singer (b. 1948)

2013- Tom Boerwinkle -American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1945)

2013- Krzysztof Kozłowski -Polish journalist and politician (b. 1931)

2013- Dave Leggett -American baseball player (b. 1933)

2013- Patricia McCormick (bullfighter)|Patricia McCormick -American bullfighter (b. 1929)

2013- Nikola Mladenov -Macedonian journalist and actor (b. 1964)

2013- Jerzy Nowak -Polish actor (b. 1923)

2013- Don Payne (writer)|Don Payne -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1964)

2013- Nikolai Sorokin -Russian actor and director (b. 1952)

2014- Roger Birkman -American psychologist and author (b. 1919)

2014- George Bookasta -American actor and director (b. 1917)

2014- Dick Guidry -American businessman and politician (b. 1929)

2014- Marcus Kimball, Baron Kimball -English politician (b. 1928)