This Day in History

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Day History: March-30

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


598- Maurice's Balkan campaigns#Renewed campaigns, 597–602|Balkan Campaign -The Eurasian Avars|Avars lift the siege at the Byzantine Empire|Byzantine stronghold of Constanța|Tomis. Their leader Bayan I retreats north of the Danube|Danube River after the Avar Khaganate|Avaro-Slavs|Slavic hordes are decimated by the Plague (disease)|plague.

1282-The people of Sicily -rebel against the Capetian House of Anjou|Angevin monarch|king Charles I of Naples|Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.

1296- Edward I of England|Edward I -Capture of Berwick (1296)|sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.

1814- Napoleonic Wars -Sixth Coalition forces Battle of Paris (1814)|march into Paris.

1815- Joachim Murat -issues the Rimini Proclamation which would later inspire Italian Unification.

1822-The Florida Territory -is created in the United States.

1841-The National Bank of Greece -is founded in Athens.

1842- Diethyl ether|Ether -anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Physician|Dr. Crawford Long.

1844-One of the most Battle of Santiago (1844)|important battles -of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.

1855- Origins of the American Civil War -Bleeding Kansas

1856-The Treaty of Paris (1856)|Treaty of Paris -is signed, ending the Crimean War.

1863-Danish prince George I of Greece|Wilhelm Georg -is chosen as King George of Greece.

1867- Alaska -is Alaska Purchase|purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2-cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.

1870- Texas -is readmitted to the Union (American Civil War)|Union following Reconstruction era (United States)|Reconstruction.

1885-The Battle for Kushka -triggers the Panjdeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.

1899-German Society of Chemistry issues an invitation to other national scientific organizations to appoint delegates to the Commission on Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights|International Committee on Atomic Weights -

1909-The Queensboro Bridge -in New York City opens, linking Manhattan and Queens.

1910-The Mississippi Legislature -founds The University of Southern Mississippi.

1912- King of Morocco|Sultan -Abdelhafid of Morocco|Abdelhafid signs the Treaty of Fez, making Morocco a France|French protectorate.

1918-Outburst of bloody March Days|March Events -in Baku and other locations of Baku Governorate.

1939-The Heinkel He 100 -fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph (745km/h).

1939-'' Detective Comics -' #27 is released, introducing Batman.

1940- Second Sino-Japanese War -Japan declares Nanjing|Nanking capital of a new Reorganized National Government of China|Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Jingwei.

1944- World War II -Allies of World War II|Allied bombers conduct their most severe Bombing of Sofia in World War II|bombing run on Sofia, Kingdom of Bulgaria|Bulgaria.

1944-Allied Strategic bombing|bombing raid -on Nuremberg. Along the English eastern coast 795 aircraft are despatched, including 572 Avro Lancaster|Lancasters, 214 Handley Page Halifax|Halifaxes and 9 de Havilland Mosquito|Mosquitos. The bombers meet resistance at the coasts of Belgium and the Netherlands from German fighters. In total, 95 bombers are lost, making it the largest RAF Bomber Command loss of World War II.

1945-World War II: Soviet Union|Soviet -Red Army|forces invade Austria and capture Vienna; Armia Ludowa|Polish and Soviet forces liberate Gdańsk|Danzig.

1949-A 1949 anti-NATO riot in Iceland|riot breaks out in Austurvöllur -square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO.

1954-The Yonge–University–Spadina line|Yonge Street subway line -opens in Toronto. It is the first rapid transit|subway in Canada.

1961-The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs -is signed in New York City.

1964-'' Jeopardy! -', hosted by Art Fleming debuts.

1965- Vietnam War -A car bomb explodes in front of the United States Embassy, Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.

1972-Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive -begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.

1976-The first Land Day -protests are held in Israel/Palestine.

1979- Airey Neave -a British Member of Parliament#United Kingdom|Member of Parliament, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.

1981- President of the United States|U.S. President -Ronald Reagan is Reagan assassination attempt|shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Another two people are wounded at the same time.

1982- Space Shuttle program -STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Space Shuttle Columbia|''Columbia'' at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

2006-The United Kingdom Terrorism Act 2006 -becomes a law.

2009-Twelve gunmen 2009 Lahore police academy attacks|attack -the Manawan Police Academy in Lahore, Pakistan.

Famous Birthdays


1326- Ivan II of Moscow -(d. 1359)

1432- Mehmed the Conqueror -Ottoman sultan (d. 1481)

1640- John Trenchard (politician)|John Trenchard -English politician (d. 1695)

1727- Tommaso Traetta -Italian composer (d. 1779)

1746- Francisco Goya -Spanish painter (d. 1828)

1750- John Stafford Smith -English organist and composer (d. 1836)

1805- Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann -German-Swedish linguist (d. 1887)

1811- Robert Bunsen -German chemist (d. 1899)

1820- Anna Sewell -English author (d. 1878)

1844- Paul Verlaine -French poet (d. 1896)

1853- Vincent van Gogh -Dutch painter (d. 1890)

1857- Léon Charles Thévenin -French engineer (d. 1926)

1858- Siegfried Alkan -German composer (d. 1941)

1863- Mary Calkins -American philosopher and psychologist (d. 1930)

1864- Franz Oppenheimer -German-American sociologist and economist (d. 1943)

1874- Charles Lightoller -English 2nd officer on the RMS Titanic (d. 1952)

1879- Coen de Koning -Dutch speed skater (d. 1954)

1880- Seán O'Casey -Irish playwright (d. 1964)

1882- Melanie Klein -Austrian-English psychoanalyst (d. 1960)

1892- Stefan Banach -Polish mathematician (d. 1945)

1892- Fortunato Depero -Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1960)

1892- Erhard Milch -German field marshal (d. 1972)

1892- Johannes Pääsuke -Estonian photographer and director (d. 1918)

1894- Sergey Ilyushin -Russian engineer, founded Ilyushin|Ilyushin Aircraft Company (d. 1977)

1895- Jean Giono -French author (d. 1970)

1895- Charlie Wilson (footballer born 1895)|Charlie Wilson -English footballer (d. 1971)

1899- Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay -Indian author (d. 1970)

1902- Brooke Astor -American philanthropist (d. 2007)

1902- Frieda Szwillus -German super-centenarian (d. 2014)

1902- Ted Heath (bandleader)|Ted Heath -English trombonist and composer (d. 1969)

1903- Countee Cullen -American poet (d. 1946)

1903- Joy Ridderhof -American missionary (d. 1984)

1904- Ripper Collins -American baseball player (d. 1970)

1905- Albert Pierrepoint -English hangman (d. 1992)

1907- Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte -German colonel (d. 1994)

1910- Józef Marcinkiewicz -Polish mathematician (d. 1940)

1912- Alvin Hamilton -Canadian politician (d. 2004)

1913- Marc Davis (animator)|Marc Davis -American animator (d. 2000)

1913- Richard Helms -American diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 2002)

1913- Frankie Laine -American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2007)

1913- Ċensu Tabone -Maltese politician, 4th President of Malta (d. 2012)

1914- Sonny Boy Williamson I -American singer and harmonica player (d. 1948)

1917- Els Aarne -Estonian composer and pedagogue (d. 1995)

1919- McGeorge Bundy -American diplomat, 6th United States National Security Advisor (d. 1996)

1919- Robin M. Williams -New Zealand mathematician and academic (d. 2013)

1921- André Fontaine -French historian and journalist (d. 2013)

1921- Tony Honoré -English lawyer and jurist

1922- Turhan Bey -Austrian-American actor (d. 2012)

1923- Milton Acorn -Canadian poet (d. 1986)

1924- Alan Davidson (food writer)|Alan Davidson -English historian and author (d. 2003)

1926- Ingvar Kamprad -Swedish businessman, founded IKEA

1926- Peter Marshall (entertainer)|Peter Marshall -American actor, singer, and game show host

1926- Werner Torkanowsky -German-American conductor (d. 1992)

1926- Larissa Volpert -Russian chess player

1927- Robert Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Ilminster -English civil servant and scholar

1928- Robert Badinter -French lawyer and politician, Ministry of Justice (France)|French Minister of Justice

1928- Tom Sharpe -English-Spanish author (d. 2013)

1929- Richard Dysart -American actor

1929- Ray Musto -American soldier and politician (d. 2014)

1930- John Astin -American actor and director

1930- Nicolas Browne-Wilkinson, Baron Browne-Wilkinson -English judge and politician

1930- Rolf Harris -Australian-English singer-songwriter

1933- Luis Bacalov -Argentinian-Italian composer

1933- Jean-Claude Brialy -French actor and director (d. 2007)

1933- George Morfogen -American actor

1934- Paul Crouch -American broadcaster, co-founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (d. 2013)

1934- Hans Hollein -Austrian architect, designed Haas House (d. 2014)

1935- Karl Berger -German pianist and composer

1935- Willie Galimore -American football player (d. 1964)

1937- Warren Beatty -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1937- Ian MacLaurin, Baron MacLaurin of Knebworth -English businessman

1938- John Barnhill (basketball)|John Barnhill -American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

1938- Klaus Schwab -German economist, founded the World Economic Forum

1940- Jerry Lucas -American basketball player

1940- Hans Ragnemalm -Swedish lawyer and judge

1941- Graeme Edge -English singer-songwriter and drummer (Moody Blues)

1941- Ron Johnston (geographer)|Ron Johnston -English geographer and academic

1941- Wasim Sajjad -Pakistan lawyer and politician, President of Pakistan

1941- Bob Smith (American politician)|Bob Smith -American politician

1942- Ruben Kun -Nauruan politician, 14th President of Nauru

1942- Kenneth Welsh -Canadian actor

1943- Sarah Badel -English actress

1943- Ken Forssi -American bass player (The Surfaris and Love (band)|Love) (d. 1998)

1943- Al Goodman (singer)|Al Goodman -American singer Ray, Goodman & Brown (d. 2010)

1943- Jay Traynor -American singer (The Mystics and Jay and the Americans) (d. 2014)

1945- Eric Clapton -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Yardbirds, Cream (band)|Cream, The Dirty Mac, Blind Faith, and Free Creek (band)|Free Creek)

1945- Ron Garvin -Canadian-American wrestler

1945- S.D. Jones -Antiguan wrestler (d. 2008)

1945- Johnnie Walker (DJ)|Johnnie Walker -English radio host

1946- Elhanan Helpman -Israeli-American economist

1946- Mohammad Hashem Pesaran -Iranian-English economist

1947- Ryszard Kotla -Polish journalist and author

1947- Dick Roche -Irish politician, Minister of State for European Affairs

1948- Mervyn King (economist)|Mervyn King -English economist and academic

1948- Nigel Jones, Baron Jones of Cheltenham -English politician

1948- Eddie Jordan -Irish race car driver, founded Jordan Grand Prix

1949- Sue Cook -English radio host and author

1949- Liza Frulla -Canadian politician

1949- Ray Magliozzi -American radio host

1949- Naomi Sims -American model and author (d. 2009)

1950- Janet Browne -English-American historian and academic

1950- Robbie Coltrane -Scottish actor and singer

1950- Beverley Hughes -English academic and politician

1950- Warren Snowdon -Australian politician

1951- Tina Monzon-Palma -Filipino journalist

1951- Yves Séguin -Canadian academic and politician

1952- Peter Knights -Australian footballer and coach

1955- Margaret Fingerhut -English pianist

1955- Rhonda Jo Petty -American porn actress

1955- Randy VanWarmer -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2004)

1956- Bill Butler (politician)|Bill Butler -Scottish educator and politician

1956- Juanito Oiarzabal -Spanish mountaineer

1956- Shahla Sherkat -Iranian journalist and author

1957- Michael Lehmann -American director and producer

1957- Paul Reiser -American actor and screenwriter

1958- Montgomery Kaluhiokalani -American surfer (d. 2013)

1958- Maurice LaMarche -Canadian voice actor

1958- Michael Morris (director)|Michael Morris -American director and producer

1958- Mike Rotunda -American wrestler and agent

1959- Andrew Bailey (banker)|Andrew Bailey -English banker

1959- Martina Cole -English television host and author

1959- Peter Ellis (childcare worker)|Peter Ellis -New Zealand criminal

1959- Sabine Meyer -German clarinet player

1960- Laurie Graham -Canadian skier

1960- Christoph M. Ohrt -German actor

1961- Mike Thackwell -New Zealand race car driver

1961- Doug Wickenheiser -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)

1962- Mark Begich -American politician

1962- Adrianna Biedrzyńska -Polish actress

1962- Bil Dwyer -American actor

1962- MC Hammer -American rapper, dancer, and actor

1963- Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj -Mongolian journalist and politician, 4th President of Mongolia

1963- Eli-Eri Moura -Brazilian composer and conductor

1963- Panagiotis Tsalouchidis -Greek footballer

1964- Vlado Bozinovski -Australian footballer

1964- Tracy Chapman -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1964- David Ellett -Canadian ice hockey player

1964- Sigurd Haveland -Gibraltarian triathlete and cyclist

1964- Ian Ziering -American actor

1965- Piers Morgan -English journalist

1966- Joey Castillo -American drummer and songwriter (Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Danzig (band)|Danzig, Sugartooth, and Zilch (band)|Zilch)

1966- Efstratios Grivas -Greek chess player and author

1967- Christopher Bowman -American figure skater (d. 2008)

1967- Megumi Hayashibara -Japanese voice actress and singer

1967- Richard Hutten -Dutch designer

1968- Donna D'Errico -American actress and model

1968- Celine Dion -Canadian singer-songwriter and actress

1970- Tobias Hill -English poet and author

1970- Sylvain Charlebois -Canadian food distribution, policy expert

1971- Mark Consuelos -Spanish-American actor

1971- Mari Holden -American cyclist

1972- Mili Avital -Israeli-American actress

1972- Makoto Nagano -Japanese martial artist

1972- Karel Poborský -Czech footballer

1973- Ali Ahmed (archer)|Ali Ahmed -Qatari archer

1973- Robin Coleman -American actress and bodybuilder

1973- Adam Goldstein -American keyboard player, DJ, and producer (Crazy Town and TRV$DJAM) (d. 2009)

1973- Jan Koller -Czech footballer

1973- Matthew Pritchard -Welsh skateboarder

1973- Rodney Thomas -American football player (d. 2014)

1974- Maria Dangell -Estonian singer-songwriter and pianist

1975- Paul Griffen -New Zealand-Italian rugby player

1975- Haluk Piyes -German actor

1975- Bahar Soomekh -Iranian-American actress

1976- Jessica Cauffiel -American actress and singer

1976- Ty Conklin -American ice hockey player

1976- Matt Doran -Australian actor

1976- Ayako Kawasumi -Japanese voice actress

1976- Mark McClelland -Irish bass player (Snow Patrol, Little Doses, and The Reindeer Section)

1976- Obadele Thompson -Barbadian sprinter

1977- Abhishek Chaubey -Indian director and screenwriter

1978- Chris Paterson -Scottish rugby player and coach

1979- Norah Jones -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress (The Little Willies and Wax Poetic)

1979- Park Kyung-lim -South Korean comedian and actor

1979- Anatoliy Tymoshchuk -Ukrainian footballer

1979- Simon Webbe -English singer-songwriter and actor (Blue (English band)|Blue)

1980- Yalın -Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1980- Fiona Gubelmann -American actress

1980- Ricardo Osorio -Mexican footballer

1980- Chris Paterson (rugby league)|Chris Paterson -Australian rugby player

1981- Jammal Brown -American football player

1981- Angie Greenup -American comedian and television host

1981- Andrea Masi -Italian rugby player

1982- Jason Dohring -American actor

1982- Mark Hudson (footballer born 1982)|Mark Hudson -English footballer

1982- Philippe Mexès -French footballer

1982- Javier Portillo -Spanish footballer

1983- Jérémie Aliadière -French footballer

1983- Zach Gowen -American wrestler

1983- Scott Moffatt -Canadian singer, guitarist, and model (The Moffatts)

1983- Sajjad Moradi -Iranian runner

1983- Davis Romero -Panamanian baseball player

1983- Hebe Tien -Taiwanese singer and actress (S.H.E)

1984- Mario Ančić -Croatian tennis player

1984- Christian López -Guatemalan weightlifter (d. 2013)

1984- Anna Nalick -American singer-songwriter

1984- Paul Oliver (American football)|Paul Oliver -American football player (d. 2013)

1984- Samantha Stosur -Australian tennis player

1986- Beni (singer)|Beni -Japanese-American singer-songwriter

1986- Simon R. Baker -Canadian actor

1986- Sergio Ramos -Spanish footballer

1987- Calum Elliot -Scottish footballer

1987- Kwok Kin Pong -Hong Kong footballer

1987- Marc-Édouard Vlasic -Canadian ice hockey player

1988- Capri Anderson -American porn actress

1988- Thanasis Papazoglou -Greek footballer

1988- Richard Sherman (American football)|Richard Sherman -American football player

1988- Danica Thrall -English model

1989- Adam Duffy -English snooker player

1989- Chris Sale -American baseball player

1990- Lee Gi-kwang -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Beast (South Korean band)|BEAST)

1990- Allie Gonino -American actress and singer (The Stunners)

1990- Cassie Scerbo -American actress, singer, and dancer

1990- Ádám Simon (footballer born 1990)|Ádám Simon -Hungarian footballer

1990- Rodney Strasser -Sierra Leonean footballer

1991- Kim Grajdek -German tennis player

1993- Song Min-ho -South Korean rapper, composer and lyricist (Winner (band)|Winner)

1994- Haruka Shimazaki -Japanese singer (AKB48)

1994- Sarah Solovay -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1994- Jetro Willems -Dutch footballer

2002- Sebastian Sword -Legend, Footballer and Drug lord

History of Deaths


116- Quirinus of Neuss -Roman martyr and saint

365- Emperor Ai of Jin -(b. 341)

987- Arnulf II, Count of Flanders -(b. 960)

1202- Joachim of Fiore -Italian mystic and theologian (b. 1135)

1486- Thomas Bourchier (bishop)|Thomas Bourchier -English cardinal (b. 1404)

1526- Konrad Mutian -German humanist (b. 1471)

1540- Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg -German cardinal (b. 1469)

1559- Adam Ries -German mathematician (b. 1492)

1587- Ralph Sadler -English politician, Secretary of State (England)|Secretary of State for England (b. 1507)

1662- François le Métel de Boisrobert -French poet and playwright (b. 1592)

1707- Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban -French general and engineer (b. 1633)

1764- Pietro Locatelli -Italian violinist and composer (b. 1695)

1783- William Hunter (anatomist)|William Hunter -Scottish anatomist and physician (b. 1718)

1804- Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie -French general (b. 1718)

1806- Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire -(b. 1757)

1830- Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden -(b. 1763)

1840- Beau Brummell -English fashion designer (b. 1778)

1842- Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun -French painter (b. 1755)

1864- Louis Schindelmeisser -German clarinet player, composer, and conductor (b. 1811)

1873- Bénédict Morel -Austrian-French physician (b. 1809)

1879- Thomas Couture -French painter and educator (b. 1815)

1886- Joseph-Alfred Mousseau -Canadian politician, 6th Premier of Quebec (b. 1838)

1896- Charilaos Trikoupis -Greek politician, 55th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1832)

1908- Chester Gillette -American murderer (b. 1883)

1912- Karl May -German author (b. 1842)

1925- Rudolf Steiner -Austrian philosopher (b. 1861)

1935- Romanos Melikian -Armenian composer (b. 1883)

1936- Conchita Supervía -Spanish soprano (b. 1895)

1940- Sir John Gilmour, 2nd Baronet -Scottish politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (b. 1876)

1943- Jan Bytnar -Polish lieutenant and activist (b. 1921)

1943- Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski -Polish sergeant and activist (b. 1920)

1945- Béla Balogh -Hungarian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1885)

1949- Dattaram Hindlekar -Indian cricketer (b. 1909)

1949- Friedrich Bergius -German chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)

1950- Léon Blum -French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)

1952- Jigme Wangchuck -Bhutanese king (b. 1905)

1954- Pauline Brunius -Swedish actress and director (b. 1881)

1955- Harl McDonald -American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1899)

1956- Edmund Clerihew Bentley -English author (b. 1875)

1959- Daniil Andreyev -Russian mystic and poet (b. 1906)

1959- Riccardo Zanella -Croatian politician (b. 1875)

1960- Joseph Haas -German composer and educator (b. 1879)

1961- Philibert Jacques Melotte -English astronomer (b. 1880)

1963- Aleksandr Gauk -Russian conductor and composer (b. 1893)

1964- Nella Larsen -American nurse and author (b. 1891)

1965- Philip Showalter Hench -American physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)

1966- Newbold Morris -American lawyer and politician (b. 1902)

1966- Maxfield Parrish -American painter and illustrator (b. 1870)

1966- Erwin Piscator -German director and producer (b. 1893)

1967- Jean Toomer -American author and poet (b. 1894)

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

1969- Lucien Bianchi -Belgian race car driver (b. 1934)

1970- Heinrich Brüning -German politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885)

1971- Selmer Jackson -American actor (b. 1888)

1972- Gabriel Heatter -American journalist (b. 1890)

1972- Peter Whitney -American actor (b. 1916)

1973- Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton -Scottish pilot and politician (b. 1903)

1975- Peter Bamm -German journalist and author (b. 1897)

1977- Abdel Halim Hafez -Egyptian singer and actor (b. 1929)

1977- Levko Revutsky -Ukrainian composer and educator (b. 1889)

1978- George Paine (cricketer)|George Paine -English cricketer and coach (b. 1908)

1979- Airey Neave -English soldier and politician (b. 1916)

1979- Ray Ventura -French pianist and bandleader (b. 1908)

1981- DeWitt Wallace -American publisher, co-founded ''Reader's Digest'' (b. 1889)

1984- Karl Rahner -German theologian (b. 1904)

1985- Harold Peary -American actor and singer (b. 1908)

1986- James Cagney -American actor and dancer (b. 1899)

1986- John Ciardi -American poet and etymologist (b. 1916)

1988- Edgar Faure -French historian and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1908)

1990- Harry Bridges -Australian-American union leader (b. 1901)

1992- Manolis Andronikos -Greek archeologist and academic (b. 1919)

1993- S. M. Pandit -Indian painter (b. 1916)

1993- Richard Diebenkorn -American painter (b. 1922)

1994- Sid Weiss -American bassist (b. 1914)

1995- Rozelle Claxton -American pianist (b. 1913)

1995- Tony Lock -English cricketer (b. 1929)

1995- Paul A. Rothchild -American record producer (b. 1935)

1996- Hugh Falkus -English pilot and author (b. 1917)

1996- Ryoei Saito -Japanese businessman (b. 1916)

1999- Gary Morton -American actor and producer (b. 1924)

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

2002- Anand Bakshi -Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1930)

2002- Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother -of the United Kingdom (b. 1900)

2003- Michael Jeter -American actor (b. 1952)

2003- Valentin Pavlov -Russian politician, 11th Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)

2004- Alistair Cooke -English-American journalist (b. 1908)

2004- Hubert Gregg -English actor and director (b. 1914)

2004- Michael King -New Zealand historian and author (b. 1945)

2004- Timi Yuro -American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)

2005- Robert Creeley -American poet (b. 1926)

2005- Emil Dimitrov -Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)

2005- Milton Green -American hurdler (b. 1913)

2005- Fred Korematsu -American activist (b. 1919)

2005- Derrick Plourde -American drummer (Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut, The Ataris, Mad Caddies, and Rich Kids on LSD) (b. 1971)

2005- Don Rose -American radio host (b. 1934)

2005- Chrysanthos Theodoridis -Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1934)

2005- O. V. Vijayan -Indian author and illustrator (b. 1930)

2006- Red Hickey -American football player and coach (b. 1917)

2006- John McGahern -Irish author (b. 1934)

2007- John Roberts (Canadian politician)|John Roberts -Canadian politician (b. 1933)

2008- David Leslie (racing driver)|David Leslie -Scottish race car driver (b. 1953)

2008- Richard Lloyd (racing driver)|Richard Lloyd -English race car driver (b. 1945)

2008- Dith Pran -Cambodian photographer (b. 1942)

2010- Jaime Escalante -Bolivian educator (b. 1930)

2010- Morris R. Jeppson -American lieutenant (b. 1922)

2010- Martin Sandberger -German SS officer (b. 1911)

2012- Janet Anderson Perkin -Canadian baseball player and curler (b. 1921)

2012- Aquila Berlas Kiani -Indian-Canadian sociologist and academic (b. 1921)

2012- Francesco Mancini (footballer)|Francesco Mancini -Italian footballer and coach (b. 1968)

2012- Granville Semmes -American businessman, founded 1-800-Flowers (b. 1928)

2012- Raja Ashman Shah -Malaysian son of Azlan Shah of Perak (b. 1958)

2012- Leonid Shebarshin -Russian KGB officer (b. 1935)

2013- Franco Califano -Libyan-Italian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1938)

2013- Daniel Hoffman -American poet and academic (b. 1923)

2013- Peter Kormos -Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1952)

2013- Mal Moore -American football player and coach (b. 1939)

2013- Samueli Naulu -Fijian rugby player (b. 1982)

2013- Bobby Parks -American basketball player and coach (b. 1962)

2013- Phil Ramone -South African-American songwriter and producer, co-founded A & R Recording (b. 1934)

2013- Edith Schaeffer -Chinese-Swiss religious leader and author, co-founded L'Abri (b. 1914)

2013- Bob Turley -American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)

2014- Ray Hutchison -American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)

2014- Keizō Kanie -Japanese actor (b. 1944)

2014- Kate O'Mara -English actress (b. 1939)

2014- Fred Stansfield -Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1917)

2014- Phuntsok Wangyal -Tibetan politician (b. 1922)