This Day in History

Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.

Events History


473- Gundobad -(nephew of Ricimer) nominates Glycerius as emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

724-Empress Empress Genshō|Genshō -abdicates the throne in favor of her nephew Emperor Shōmu|Shōmu who becomes emperor of Japan.

1284-The Statute of Rhuddlan -incorporates the Principality of Wales into England.

1575-Indian Mughal Empire|Mughal -Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali people|Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.

1585-The Teatro Olimpico|Olympic Theatre -designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.

1776- American Revolutionary War -The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.

1779-American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army -is routed at the Battle of Brier Creek near Savannah, Georgia.

1799-The Siege of Corfu (1798–99)|Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu -ends with the surrender of the French garrison.

1820-The United States Congress|U.S. Congress -passes the Missouri Compromise.

1836-Texans celebrate the first Texas Independence Day -with the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence, officially broke Texas from Mexico, and creating the Republic of Texas.

1845- Florida -is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.

1857- Second Opium War -France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.

1861- Alexander II of Russia -signs the Emancipation reform of 1861|Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.

1865-Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation -the founding member of the HSBC|HSBC Group.

1873- Censorship in the United States -The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.

1875- Georges Bizet -s opera ''Carmen'' receives its première at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.

1875-The first indoor ice hockey game|first ever organized indoor game -of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in ''The Montreal Gazette''.

1878-The Russo-Turkish War (1877–78)|Russo-Turkish War -ends as Bulgaria regains its independence from Ottoman Empire according to the Treaty of San Stefano; shortly after Congress of Berlin stripped its status to an autonomous state of the Ottoman Empire.

1885-The American Telephone & Telegraph Company -is incorporated in New York.

1904-Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany -becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's phonograph cylinder.

1905-Tsar Nicholas II of Russia -agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.

1910- Rockefeller Foundation -J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can devote all his time to philanthropy.

1913-Thousands of women march in a Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913|suffrage parade -in Washington, D.C.

1915- National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics|NACA -the predecessor of NASA, is founded.

1918-Germany, Austria and Russia sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk -ending Russia's involvement in World War I, and leading to the independence of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

1923-'' Time (magazine)|TIME -' magazine is published for the first time.

1924-The thirteen-century-old Islamic caliphate -is abolished when Abdul Mejid II|Caliph Abdul Mejid II of the Ottoman Empire is deposed. The last remnant of the old regime gives way to the reformed Turkey of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk|Kemal Atatürk.

1924-The Free State of Fiume -is annexed by Kingdom of Italy.

1931-The United States adopts '' The Star-Spangled Banner -' as its national anthem.

1938- Petroleum|Oil -is discovered in Saudi Arabia.

1938-The '' Mallard (locomotive)|Mallard -' the fastest steam driven train on the planet, was built by LNER Doncaster Works England

1939-In Mumbai -Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi|Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at the autocratic rule in British Raj|India.

1940-Five people are killed in an arson attack on the offices of the Left Party (Sweden)|communist -newspaper ''Norrskensflamman'' in Luleå, Sweden.

1942- World War II -Ten Empire of Japan|Japanese warplanes Attack on Broome|raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.

1943-World War II: In London, England, 173 people are killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green -Bethnal Green tube station|tube station.

1944-The Order of Nakhimov -and Order of Ushakov are instituted in USSR as the highest naval awards.

1945-World War II: American and Filipino troops Battle of Manila (1945)|recapture -Manila in the Philippines.

1945-World War II: A former Armia Krajowa -unit Pawłokoma massacre|massacres at least 150 Ukraine|Ukrainian civilians in Pawłokoma, Poland.

1945-World War II: The Royal Air Force|RAF -Bombing of the Bezuidenhout|accidentally bombs the Bezuidenhout neighbourhood in The Hague, Netherlands, killing 511 people.

1951- Jackie Brenston -with Ike Turner and his band, records "Rocket 88", often cited as "the Origins of rock and roll#"The first rock and roll record"|first rock and roll record", at Sam Phillips' recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

1953-A Canadian Pacific Airlines -De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 11.

1958- Nuri as-Said -becomes the List of Prime Ministers of Iraq|prime minister of Iraq for the eighth time.

1969- Apollo program -NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the Apollo Lunar Module|lunar module.

1972- Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 -crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.

1974- Turkish Airlines Flight 981 -crashes at Ermenonville near Paris, France killing all 346 aboard.

1980-The {{USS|Nautilus|SSN-571|6}} is Ship decommissioning|decommissioned -and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.

1985- Arthur Scargill -declares that the National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain)|National Union of Mineworkers national executive voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Great Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.

1985-A 1985 Santiago earthquake|magnitude 8.3 earthquake -struck the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.

1991-An amateur video -captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles Police Department|Los Angeles police officers.

1991-In concurrent referenda, 74% of the population of Latvia -votes for independence from the Soviet Union, and 83% in Estonia.

1991- United Airlines Flight 585 -crashes on approach into Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing 25.

1997-The World's tallest structures|tallest free-standing structure -in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.

2005- Mayerthorpe tragedy -James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. It is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-West Rebellion.

2005- Steve Fossett -becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.

2009-The Historical Archive of the City of Cologne -collapses.

2012-Two trains Szczekociny rail crash|crash -in the small Poland|Polish town of Szczekociny near Zawiercie, with 16 people killed and up to 58 people injured.

2013-A March 2013 Karachi bombing|bomb blast -in Karachi, Pakistan, kills at least 45 people and injured 180 others in a predominately Shia Muslim area.

Famous Birthdays


1455- John II of Portugal -(d. 1495)

1520- Matthias Flacius -Croatian reformer (d. 1575)

1583- Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury -English-Welsh soldier, historian, and diplomat (d. 1648)

1589- Gisbertus Voetius -Dutch theologian (d. 1676)

1606- Edmund Waller -English poet and politician (d. 1687)

1631- Esaias Boursse -Dutch painter (d. 1672)

1652- Thomas Otway -English playwright (d. 1685)

1678- Madeleine de Verchères -Canadian rebel leader (d. 1747)

1756- William Godwin -English journalist and author (d. 1836)

1778- Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz -(d. 1841)

1793- William Charles Macready -English actor (d. 1873)

1800- Heinrich Georg Bronn -German geologist (d. 1862)

1805- Jonas Furrer -Swiss politician (d. 1861)

1816- William James Blacklock -English painter (d. 1858)

1819- Gustave de Molinari -Belgian economist (d. 1912)

1825- Shiranui Kōemon -Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1879)

1831- George Pullman -American engineer and businessman, founded the Pullman Company (d. 1897)

1839- Jamsetji Tata -Indian businessman, founded Tata Group (d. 1904)

1841- John Murray (oceanographer)|John Murray -Scottish oceanographer (d. 1914)

1845- Georg Cantor -German mathematician (d. 1918)

1847- Alexander Graham Bell -Scottish-American engineer, invented the Telephone (d. 1922)

1848- Adelaide Neilson -English actress (d. 1880)

1860- John Montgomery Ward -American baseball player (d. 1925)

1863- Arthur Machen -Welsh actor and author (d. 1947)

1866- Fred A. Busse -American politician, 39th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1914)

1868- Émile Chartier -French philosopher and journalist (d. 1951)

1869- Henry Wood -English conductor (d. 1944)

1870- Georg Hellat -Estonian architect (d. 1943)

1871- Maurice Garin -French cyclist (d. 1957)

1873- William Green (labor leader)|William Green -American union leader (d. 1952)

1878- Leopold Jessner -German director and producer (d. 1945)

1879- József Klekl (writer)|József Klekl -Slovene-Hungarian journalist and priest (d. 1936)

1879- George Wilkinson (water polo)|George Wilkinson -English water polo player (d. 1946)

1880- Florence Auer -American actress (d. 1962)

1880- Sir Robert Chapman, 1st Baronet -English soldier and politician (d. 1963)

1880- Yōsuke Matsuoka -Japanese politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Japan (d. 1946)

1882- Charles Ponzi -Italian businessman (d. 1949)

1883- Cyril Burt -English psychologist (d. 1971)

1886- Tore Ørjasæter -Norwegian poet (d. 1968)

1887- Lincoln J. Beachey -American pilot (d. 1915)

1890- Edmund Lowe -American actor (d. 1971)

1891- Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens -(d. 1949)

1891- Federico Moreno Torroba -Spanish composer (d. 1982)

1893- Beatrice Wood -American illustrator and potter (d. 1998)

1894- Ethel Grandin -American actress (d. 1988)

1895- Ragnar Frisch -Norwegian economist, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

1895- Matthew Ridgway -American general (d. 1993)

1896- Roy Franklin Nichols -American historian (d. 1973)

1898- Emil Artin -Austrian-American mathematician (d. 1962)

1901- Claude Choules -English soldier (d. 2011)

1903- Vasily Kozlov (politician)|Vasily Kozlov -Belarusian general and politician (d. 1967)

1906- Artur Lundkvist -Swedish poet and critic (d. 1991)

1908- George Harriman -English rugby player and businessman (d. 1973)

1910- Kittens Reichert -American actor (d. 1990)

1911- Jean Harlow -American actress (d. 1937)

1911- Hugues Lapointe -Canadian politician, 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1982)

1913- Margaret Bonds -American pianist and composer (d. 1972)

1913- Harold J. Stone -American actor (d. 2005)

1914- Asger Jorn -Danish painter (d. 1973)

1917- Sameera Moussa -Egyptian physicist (d. 1952)

1917- Albrecht Fleckenstein -German Pharmacologist (d.1992)

1918- Arthur Kornberg -American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

1918- Fritz Thiedemann -German horse rider (d. 2000)

1920- Julius Boros -American golfer (d. 1994)

1920- James Doohan -Canadian-American actor (d. 2005)

1920- Ronald Searle -English illustrator (d. 2011)

1920- Sydney Templeman, Baron Templeman|Sydney Templeman -British judge

1921- Diana Barrymore -American actress (d. 1960)

1922- Nándor Hidegkuti -Hungarian footballer (d. 2002)

1923- Barney Martin -American actor (d. 2005)

1923- Doc Watson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)

1924- Tomiichi Murayama -Japanese politician, 52nd Prime Minister of Japan

1924- Lilian Velez -Filipino actress (d. 1948)

1924- Ali Faik Zaghloul -Egyptian radio host (d. 1995)

1926- Lys Assia -Swiss singer

1926- James Merrill -American poet (d. 1995)

1927- Pierre Aubert -Swiss lawyer and politician

1927- Nicolas Freeling -English author (d. 2003)

1928- Joe Conley -American actor (d. 2013)

1928- Pierre Michelot -French bassist (Play Bach Trio) (d. 2005)

1928- Daphne Slater -English actress (d. 2012)

1930- Alfredo Alcón -Argentinian actor (d. 2014)

1930- Heiner Geißler -German politician

1930- Ion Iliescu -Romanian politician, 2nd President of Romania

1930- K. S. Rajah -Singaporean politician (d. 2010)

1933- Margaret Fink -Australian film producer

1933- Alfredo Landa -Spanish actor (d. 2013)

1933- Marco Antonio Muñiz -Mexican singer and actor

1933- Lee Radziwill -American actress and author

1934- Peter Brooke, Baron Brooke of Sutton Mandeville -English politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

1934- Jimmy Garrison -American bassist (d. 1976)

1935- Michael Walzer -American philosopher

1935- Zhelyu Zhelev -1st President of Bulgaria|President of the Bulgaria|Republic of Bulgaria

1936- Preston King (academic)|Preston King -African-American civil rights activist and academic

1937- Bobby Driscoll -American actor (d. 1968)

1937- Ken Jackson (trade unionist)|Ken Jackson -English union leader

1938- Patricia MacLachlan -American author

1939- Larry Burkett -American author and radio host (d. 2003)

1940- Germán Castro Caycedo -Colombian author and journalist

1940- Perry Ellis -American fashion designer (d. 1986)

1940- Jean-Paul Proust -French-Monacan politician, 21st Minister of State (Monaco)|Minister of State of Monaco (d. 2010)

1940- Owen Spencer-Thomas -English journalist and clergyman

1942- Rod Hackney -English architect

1942- Mike Pender -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Searchers (band)|The Searchers and Mike Pender's Searchers)

1944- Lee Holdridge -Haitian-American composer and conductor

1945- George Miller (filmmaker)|George Miller -Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

1945- Hattie Winston -American actress

1946- John Virgo -English snooker player and sportscaster

1946- Mike Wood (politician)|Mike Wood -English politician

1947- Clifton Snider -American poet and author

1947- Otto Stuppacher -Austrian race car driver (d. 2001)

1947- Jennifer Warnes -American singer-songwriter and producer

1948- Snowy White -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd, and The Bleeding Heart Band)

1949- Jüri Allik -Estonian psychologist and academic

1949- Ron Chernow -American author

1949- Bonnie J. Dunbar -American engineer, academic, and astronaut

1949- Gloria Hendry -American actress

1949- Jesse Jefferson -American baseball player (d. 2011)

1950- Tim Kazurinsky -American actor

1951- Lindsay Cooper -English bassoon player and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel, and Feminist Improvising Group) (d. 2013)

1951- Tony Hall, Baron Hall of Birkenhead -English broadcaster

1951- Andy Murray (ice hockey)|Andy Murray -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1951- Heizō Takenaka -Japanese economist and politician

1952- Rudy Fernandez (actor)|Rudy Fernandez -Filipino actor (d. 2008)

1953- Zico -Brazilian footballer and coach

1953- Robyn Hitchcock -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Soft Boys and Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians)

1954- John Lilley -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Hooters)

1954- Édouard Lock -Moroccan-Canadian dancer and choreographer

1955- Jaspal Bhatti -Indian actor (d. 2012)

1955- Andy Breckman -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1955- Darnell Williams -English-American actor

1956- Zbigniew Boniek -Polish footballer

1956- Julia Glass -American author

1957- Stephen Budiansky -American author

1957- Thom Hoffman -Dutch actor and photographer

1957- William Pascal Kikoti -Tanzanian bishop (d. 2012)

1957- Nicholas Shakespeare -English author

1958- Miranda Richardson -English actress

1959- Ira Glass -American radio host

1959- Duško Vujošević -Montenegrin basketball player and coach

1960- Benedict Carey -American journalist

1960- Neal Heaton -American baseball player and coach

1960- Colin Wells (cricketer)|Colin Wells -English cricketer

1961- Mary Page Keller -American actress

1961- John Matteson -American author and educator

1961- Perry McCarthy -English race car driver

1961- Knut Nærum -Norwegian comedian and author

1961- Fatima Whitbread -English javelin thrower

1962- Glen E. Friedman -American photographer

1962- Jackie Joyner-Kersee -American long jumper

1962- Herschel Walker -American football player

1963- Martín Fiz -Spanish long-distance runner

1964- Raúl Alcalá -Mexican cyclist

1964- Laura Harring -Mexican-American actress

1964- Glenn Kulka -Canadian ice hockey player and wrestler

1965- Dragan Stojković -Serbian footballer

1966- Sophia Aliberti -Greek actress and television host

1966- Fernando Colunga -Mexican actor

1966- Tone Lōc -American rapper, producer, and actor

1966- Timo Tolkki -Finnish guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Stratovarius, Revolution Renaissance, and Symfonia)

1966- Heidi Swedberg -American actress and singer

1967- Shankar Mahadevan -Indian singer-songwriter (Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy)

1967- Go Mi-Young -South Korean mountaineer (d. 2009)

1968- Brian Cox (physicist)|Brian Cox -English keyboard player and physicist (Dare (band)|Dare)

1968- Brian Leetch -American ice hockey player

1968- Scott Radinsky -American baseball player, coach, and singer (Pulley (band)|Pulley and Ten Foot Pole)

1969- Simon Whitlock -Australian darts player

1970- Julie Bowen -American actress

1970- Inzamam-ul-Haq -Pakistani cricketer

1970- Kristine Kunce -Australian tennis player

1971- Charlie Brooker -English journalist, producer, and author

1971- Tyler Florence -American chef and author

1972- Darren Anderton -English footballer

1973- Xavier Bettel -Luxembourger lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Luxembourg

1973- Alison King -English actress

1973- Matthew Marsden -English actor and singer

1973- Romāns Vainšteins -Latvian cyclist

1973- Victoria Zdrok -Ukrainian-American porn actress and model

1974- Paula Malai Ali -Malaysian-Bruneian television host

1974- David Faustino -American actor

1975- Aleksandr Abdulkhalikov -Russian footballer

1975- Aleksei Abdulkhalikov -Russian footballer

1976- Fraser Gehrig -Australian footballer

1976- Kristjan Kais -Estonian volleyball player

1976- Keit Pentus-Rosimannus -Estonian politician

1977- Ronan Keating -Irish singer-songwriter and actor (Boyzone)

1977- Stéphane Robidas -Canadian ice hockey player

1977- Barret Swatek -American actress

1977- Buddy Valastro -American chef

1978- Ilias Anastasakos -Greek footballer

1978- Matt Diaz -American baseball player

1978- Ashwin Madia -American soldier, lawyer, and politician

1978- Seo Moon-tak -South Korean singer

1979- Manuel Benthin -German footballer

1979- Albert Jorquera -Spanish footballer

1979- Patrick Renna -American actor

1979- Alex Zane -English radio and television host

1980- Mason Unck -American football player

1981- David Bailey (basketball)|David Bailey -American basketball player

1981- Eugene (entertainer)|Eugene -South Korean singer and actress (S.E.S. (band)|S.E.S.)

1981- Lil' Flip -American rapper and actor (Screwed Up Click)

1981- Justin Gabriel -South African wrestler and model

1981- Julius Malema -South African politician

1981- Emmanuel Pappoe -Ghanaian footballer

1981- Sung Yu-ri -South Korean singer and actress (Fin.K.L)

1982- Jessica Biel -American actress and singer

1982- Martin Hauswald -German footballer

1982- Colton Orr -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Derreck Robinson -American football player

1983- Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon -Canadian swimmer

1983- Ashley Hansen -Australian footballer

1983- Sarah Poewe -South African swimmer

1983- Chris Roberson (American football)|Chris Roberson -American football player

1984- Valerio Bernabò -Italian rugby player

1984- Santonio Holmes -American football player

1984- Alexander Semin -Russian ice hockey player

1985- Sam Morrow -Irish footballer

1985- Toby Turner -American comedian and actor

1986- Jed Collins -American football player

1986- Stacie Orrico -American singer-songwriter

1986- Mehmet Topal -Turkish footballer

1987- Jesús Padilla -Mexican footballer

1988- Riccardo Bocchino -Italian rugby player

1988- Christa-Elizabeth Goulakos -Canadian-Greek ice dancer

1988- Teodora Mirčić -Serbian tennis player

1988- Michael Morrison (footballer)|Michael Morrison -English footballer

1988- Jan-Arie van der Heijden -Dutch footballer

1989- Erwin Mulder -Dutch footballer

1989- Hayley Marie Norman -American actress

1990- Vladimir Janković -Greek-Serbian basketball player

1991- Park Cho-rong -South Korean singer and actress (A Pink)

1992- Jordy Lucas -Australian actress

1992- Daria Yurlova -Estonian biathlete

1993- Gabriela -Brazilian tennis player

1993- Nicole Gibbs -American tennis player

1994- Umika Kawashima -Japanese singer and actress (9nine)

History of Deaths


1111- Bohemond I of Antioch -(b. 1058)

1239- Vladimir IV Rurikovich -Russian prince (b. 1187)

1459- Ausiàs March -Catalan poet (b. 1397)

1554- John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony -(b. 1503)

1606- Nyaungyan Min -Burmese king (b. 1557)

1703- Robert Hooke -English architect and philosopher (b. 1635)

1706- Johann Pachelbel -German organist and composer (b. 1653)

1707- Aurangzeb -Mughal emperor (b. 1618)

1717- Pierre Allix -French pastor and author (b. 1641)

1744- Jean Barbeyrac -French jurist (b. 1674)

1765- William Stukeley -English archaeologist (b. 1687)

1768- Nicola Porpora -Italian composer and educator (b. 1686)

1792- Robert Adam -Scottish architect, designed the Culzean Castle (b. 1728)

1850- Oliver Cowdery -American religious leader (b. 1806)

1894- Ned Williamson -American baseball player (b. 1857)

1899- William P. Sprague -American banker and politician (b. 1827)

1901- George Gilman -American businessman, founded The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (b. 1826)

1920- Theodor Philipsen -Danish painter (b. 1840)

1927- Mikhail Artsybashev -Ukrainian author and playwright (b. 1878)

1927- J. G. Parry-Thomas -Welsh race car driver and engineer (b. 1884)

1929- Katharine Wright -American educator (b. 1874)

1932- Eugen d'Albert -Scottish-German pianist and composer (b. 1864)

1943- George Thompson (cricketer)|George Thompson -English cricketer (b. 1877)

1946- Pauline Whittier -American golfer (b. 1876)

1953- James J. Jeffries -American boxer (b. 1875)

1954- George E. Wiley -American cyclist (b. 1881)

1959- Lou Costello -American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1906)

1961- Paul Wittgenstein -Austrian pianist (b. 1887)

1966- Joseph Fields -American playwright, director, and producer (b. 1895)

1966- William Frawley -American actor (b. 1887)

1966- Alice Pearce -American actress (b. 1917)

1977- Percy Marmont -English actor (b. 1883)

1982- Firaq Gorakhpuri -Indian poet and critic (b. 1896)

1982- Georges Perec -French author (b. 1936)

1983- Hergé -Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1907)

1986- Peter Capell -German actor (b. 1912)

1987- Danny Kaye -American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1913)

1988- Henryk Szeryng -Polish-Mexican violinist (b. 1918)

1988- Sewall Wright -American biologist (b. 1889)

1990- Gérard Blitz (entrepreneur)|Gérard Blitz -Belgian water polo player (b. 1912)

1991- Arthur Murray -Austrian-American dancer (b. 1895)

1991- William Penney, Baron Penney -Gibraltarian-English mathematician, physicist, and academic (b. 1909)

1993- Mel Bradford -American author and critic (b. 1934)

1993- Carlos Marcello -Tunisian-American mob boss (b. 1910)

1993- Carlos Montoya -Spanish guitarist and composer (b. 1903)

1993- Albert Sabin -Polish-American physician and virologist (b. 1906)

1994- John Edward Williams -American author (b. 1922)

1995- Howard W. Hunter -American religious leader, 14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1907)

1996- Marguerite Duras -French author and director (b. 1914)

1996- John Krol -American cardinal (b. 1910)

1998- Fred W. Friendly -American broadcaster (b. 1915)

1999- Gerhard Herzberg -German-Canadian chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

2000- Toni Ortelli -Italian composer and conductor (b. 1904)

2001- Louis Edmonds -American actor (b. 1923)

2001- Eugene Sledge -American author (b. 1923)

2002- Harlan Howard -American songwriter (b. 1927)

2002- G. M. C. Balayogi -Indian lawyer and politician, 12th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (b. 1951)

2003- Horst Buchholz -German actor (b. 1933)

2003- Luis Marden -American photographer (b. 1913)

2003- Goffredo Petrassi -Italian composer and conductor (b. 1904)

2003- Peter Smithson -English architect (b. 1923)

2004- Cecily Adams -American actress and casting director (b. 1958)

2005- Max Fisher -American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1928)

2006- Ivor Cutler -Scottish poet and songwriter (b. 1923)

2006- William Herskovic -Hungarian-American holocaust survivor and humanitarian (b. 1914)

2007- Osvaldo Cavandoli -Italian cartoonist (b. 1920)

2008- Giuseppe Di Stefano -Italian tenor (b. 1921)

2008- Norman Smith (record producer)|Norman Smith -English drummer and producer (b. 1923)

2009- Gilbert Parent -Canadian politician, 33rd Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (b. 1935)

2010- Keith Alexander (footballer)|Keith Alexander -English footballer and manager (b. 1956)

2010- Michael Foot -English politician (b. 1913)

2011- May Cutler -Canadian journalist, author, and politician (b. 1923)

2011- Irena Kwiatkowska -Polish actress (b. 1912)

2012- Steve Bridges -American comedian and actor (b. 1963)

2012- Dave Charnley -English boxer (b. 1935)

2012- Leonardo Cimino -American actor (b. 1917)

2012- Franklin McMahon -American journalist and illustrator (b. 1921)

2012- Frank Marocco -American accordion player and composer (b. 1931)

2012- Ralph McQuarrie -American illustrator and designer (b. 1929)

2012- Ronnie Montrose -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Montrose (band)|Montrose and Gamma (band)|Gamma) (b. 1947)

2012- Alex Webster (American football)|Alex Webster -American football player and coach (b. 1931)

2013- Luis Cubilla -Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1940)

2013- Jaime Guadalupe González Domínguez -Mexican journalist (b. 1975)

2013- Müslüm Gürses -Turkish actor and singer (b. 1953)

2013- Johnny Hanks -New Zealand boxer (b. 1934)

2013- Bobby Rogers -American singer-songwriter (The Miracles) (b. 1940)

2013- José Sancho -Spanish actor (b. 1944)

2013- Song Wenfei -Chinese actress (b. 1985)

2014- Robert Ashley -American composer (b. 1930)

2014- Xu Chongde -Chinese political scientist and academic (b. 1929)

2014- Stan Koziol -American soccer player (b. 1965)

2014- Kurt Chew-Een Lee -American soldier (b. 1926)

2014- Curtis McClarin -American actor (b. 1969)

2014- Sherwin B. Nuland -American surgeon, author, and educator (b. 1930)

2014- William R. Pogue -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)

2014- Juan A. Rivero -Puerto Rican biologist and academic, founded Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo (b. 1923)

2014- Billy Robinson -English-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1938)

2014- Don Shows -American football player and coach (b. 1940)