This Day in History

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

Events History


141 BC-Liu Che, Posthumous name|posthumously -known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China.

632-The Last Sermon (Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada' -of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

1009-First known mention of Lithuania -in the Annals of Quedlinburg|annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.

1230- Bulgaria -Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria|tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Despotate of Epirus|Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.

1276- Augsburg -becomes an Imperial Free City.

1500-The fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral -leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.

1566- David Rizzio -private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1765-After a campaign by the writer Voltaire -judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son may have actually committed suicide.

1796- Napoleon|Napoléon Bonaparte -marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.

1811-Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano -at the Battle of Tacuarí.

1841-The Supreme Court of the United States|U.S. Supreme Court -rules in the ''United States v. The Amistad'' case that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.

1842- Giuseppe Verdi -s third opera, ''Nabucco'', receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy's foremost opera writers.

1842-The first documented discovery of gold -in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.

1847- Mexican–American War -The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.

1862- American Civil War -The {{USS|Monitor}} and {{Ship|CSS|Virginia}} fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.

1896-Prime Minister Francesco Crispi -resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adowa.

1908- Inter Milan -was founded on ''Football Club Internazionale'', following a schism from the Milan Cricket and Football Club.

1910-The Westmoreland County coal strike of 1910–1911|Westmoreland County coal strike -involving 15,000 coal mining|coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.

1916- Mexican Revolution -Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in Battle of Columbus (1916)|an attack against the border town of Columbus, New Mexico.

1925- Pink's War -The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.

1933- Great Depression -President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.

1944- World War II -Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville Island|Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.

1944-World War II: Bombing of Tallinn in World War II|Soviet Army planes attack Tallinn -Estonia.

1945-The Bombing of Tokyo -by the United States Army Air Forces begin, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.

1945- World War II -Japanese coup d'état in French Indochina|A coup d'état by Japanese forces in French Indochina removes the French from power.

1946- Bolton Wanderers F.C.|Bolton Wanderers -Burnden Park disaster|stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, kills 33 and injures hundreds more.

1954- McCarthyism -CBS television broadcasts the ''See It Now'' episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly.

1956- Red Army|Soviet forces -suppress 1956 Georgian demonstrations|mass demonstrations in the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic|Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev's de-Stalinization policy.

1957-A Moment magnitude scale|magnitude -1957 Andreanof Islands earthquake|8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.

1959-The Barbie -doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

1960-Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner -implants for the first time a shunt (medical)|shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.

1961- Sputnik 9 -successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich (Vostok programme)|Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.

1967- Trans World Airlines -TWA Flight 553|Flight 553, a Douglas Aircraft Company|Douglas McDonnell Douglas DC-9|DC-9-15, crashes in a field in Concord Township, Champaign County, Ohio|Concord Township, Ohio following a mid-air collision with a Beechcraft Baron, killing 26.

1976-Forty-two people die in the 1976 Cavalese cable car disaster (1976)|Cavalese cable car disaster -the worst cable-car accident to date.

1977-The 1977 Hanafi Siege|Hanafi Siege -In a thirty-nine-hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seize three Washington, D.C., buildings, killing two and taking 149 hostage.

1989-Financially troubled Eastern Air Lines -filed for bankruptcy.

1991- March 1991 protests in Belgrade|Massive demonstrations -are held against Slobodan Milošević in Belgrade.

1997- Comet Hale–Bopp -Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.

2011- Space Shuttle Discovery|Space Shuttle ''Discovery'' -makes its final landing after 39 flights.

Famous Birthdays


1213- Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy -(d. 1271)

1285- Emperor Go-Nijō -of Japan (d. 1318)

1454- Amerigo Vespucci -Italian cartographer and explorer (d. 1512)

1564- David Fabricius -German astronomer and theologian (d. 1617)

1568- Aloysius Gonzaga -Italian saint (d. 1591)

1627- John Bowne -English-American activist (d. 1695)

1695- Martín Sarmiento -Spanish monk and scholar (d. 1772)

1720- Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke -English politician (d. 1790)

1727- Johann Gottlieb Preller -German cantor, composer, and surveyor (d. 1786)

1737- Josef Mysliveček -Czech composer (d. 1781)

1749- Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau -French journalist and politician (d. 1791)

1753- Jean Baptiste Kléber -French general (d. 1800)

1758- Franz Joseph Gall -German neuroanatomist and physiologist (d. 1828)

1763- William Cobbett -English journalist and author (d. 1835)

1806- Edwin Forrest -American actor and philanthropist (d. 1872)

1814- Taras Shevchenko -Ukrainian poet (d. 1861)

1815- David Davis (Supreme Court justice)|David Davis -American politician and jurist (d. 1886)

1820- Samuel Blatchford -American jurist (d. 1893)

1824- Amasa Leland Stanford -American businessman and politician, founded Stanford University (d. 1893)

1833- Frederick A. Schroeder -German-American businessman and politician (d. 1899)

1839- Phoebe Knapp -American organist and composer (d. 1908)

1847- Martin Pierre Marsick -Belgian violinist (d. 1924)

1856- Eddie Foy, Sr. -American actor and dancer (d. 1928)

1856- Tom Roberts -English-Australian painter (d. 1931)

1877- Stuart Stickney -American golfer (d. 1932)

1884- Johan Salonen -Finnish wrestler (d. 1938)

1886- Kenneth Edwards (golfer)|Kenneth Edwards -American golfer (d. 1952)

1887- Fritz Lenz -German geneticist (d. 1976)

1887- Phil Mead -English cricketer (d. 1958)

1890- Rupert Balfe -Australian footballer (d. 1915)

1890- Vyacheslav Molotov -Soviet politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Soviet Union)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Soviet Union (d. 1986)

1891- José P. Laurel -Filipino politician, 3rd President of the Philippines (d. 1959)

1892- Vita Sackville-West -English author, poet, and gardener (d. 1962)

1894- Frank Arnau -German author (d. 1976)

1900- Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta -(d. 1948)

1902- Will Geer -American actor (d. 1978)

1903- Bernarda Bryson -American painter and lithographer (d. 2004)

1904- Paul Wilbur Klipsch -American engineer (d. 2002)

1905- Gerard Helders -Dutch politician (d. 2013)

1909- Derk Bodde -American sinologist and historian (d. 2003)

1910- Samuel Barber -American pianist and composer (d. 1981)

1912- Francis Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, 8th Baron Thurlow -English diplomat (d. 2013)

1915- Johnnie Johnson (RAF officer)|Johnnie Johnson -English pilot (d. 2001)

1918- George Lincoln Rockwell -American sailor and politician, founded the American Nazi Party (d. 1967)

1918- Mickey Spillane -American author (d. 2006)

1919- Cengiz Dağcı -Ukrainian author and poet (d. 2011)

1920- Frank J. Dixon -American immunologist (d. 2008)

1921- Carl Betz -American actor (d. 1978)

1921- Dimitris Horn -Greek actor (d. 1998)

1923- James L. Buckley -American politician

1923- André Courrèges -French fashion designer

1923- Walter Kohn -Austrian-American physicist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1923- Nicola Zaccaria -Greek opera singer (d. 2007)

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

1929- Desmond Hoyte -Guyanese politician, 3rd President of Guyana (d. 2002)

1929- Zillur Rahman -Bangladeshi politician, 19th President of Bangladesh (d. 2013)

1930- Ornette Coleman -American saxophonist and composer

1930- Taina Elg -Finnish-American actress and dancer

1931- Thore Skogman -Swedish actor and singer (d. 2007)

1931- Sam Williams (defensive lineman)|Sam Williams -American football player (d. 2013)

1932- Walter Mercado -Puerto Rican astrologer and actor

1932- Keely Smith -American singer

1933- Mel Lastman -Canadian businessman and politician, 62nd Mayor of Toronto

1933- Reinhard Lettmann -German bishop (d. 2013)

1933- Lloyd Price -American singer-songwriter

1933- David Weatherall -British physician and researcher

1934- Del Close -American actor, author, and educator (d. 1999)

1934- Yuri Gagarin -Russian pilot and astronaut (d. 1968)

1934- Marlene Streit -Canadian golfer

1934- Joyce Van Patten -American actress

1935- Andrew Viterbi -American engineer and businessman, co-founded Qualcomm|Qualcomm Inc.

1936- Mickey Gilley -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1936- Marty Ingels -American actor

1936- Tom Sestak -American football player (d. 1987)

1937- Bernard Landry -Canadian lawyer and politician, 28th Premier of Quebec

1937- Harry Neale -Canadian ice hockey coach and sportscaster

1937- Brian Redman -English race car driver

1938- Lill-Babs -Swedish singer and actress

1940- Raúl Juliá -Puerto Rican-American actor (d. 1994)

1941- Ernesto Miranda -American criminal, inspired the Miranda warning|Miranda rights (d. 1976)

1942- John Cale -Welsh singer-songwriter, violist, and producer (The Velvet Underground and Theatre of Eternal Music)

1942- Mark Lindsay -American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (Paul Revere & the Raiders)

1943- Bobby Fischer -American chess player (d. 2008)

1943- Charles Gibson -American journalist

1943- Trish Van Devere -American actress

1943- David Matthews (composer)|David Matthews -English composer

1944- Lee Irvine -South African cricketer

1944- Paul C. P. McIlhenny -American businessman (d. 2013)

1945- Robert Calvert -English singer-songwriter (Hawkwind) (d. 1988)

1945- Dennis Rader -American serial killer

1945- Robin Trower -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Procol Harum and The Paramounts)

1946- Alexandra Bastedo -English actress (d. 2014)

1946- Jim Cregan -English guitarist and songwriter (Blossom Toes, Streetwalkers, and Family (band)|Family)

1947- Richard Adams (activist)|Richard Adams -Filipino-American activist (d. 2012)

1947- Keri Hulme -New Zealand author

1948- Emma Bonino -Italian politician

1948- Eric Fischl -American painter, sculptor and printmaker

1948- Jeffrey Osborne -American singer and drummer (L.T.D.)

1948- Chris Thompson (English musician)|Chris Thompson -English singer and guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Night (band)|Night)

1949- Jaime Lyn Bauer -American actress

1949- Neil Hamilton -English politician

1949- Tapani Kansa -Finnish singer

1950- Doug Ault -American baseball player (d. 2004)

1950- Howard Shelley -British concert pianist

1950- Danny Sullivan -American race car driver

1951- Zakir Hussain (musician)|Zakir Hussain -Indian tabla player, composer, and actor

1951- Michael Kinsley -American journalist

1951- Helen Zille -South African politician, 7th Premier of the Western Cape

1952- Bill Beaumont -English rugby player

1954- Bobby Sands -Irish politician (d. 1981)

1955- Teo Fabi -Italian race car driver

1955- Pat Murphy (writer)|Pat Murphy -American science fiction author

1955- Ornella Muti -Italian actress

1955- Józef Pinior -Polish politician

1956- Mark Dantonio -American football player and coach

1956- Shashi Tharoor -Indian politician

1956- David Willetts -English politician

1957- Faith Daniels -American journalist

1957- Mark Mancina -American composer

1957- Mona Sahlin -Swedish politician

1958- Martin Fry -English singer-songwriter (ABC (band)|ABC and Vice Versa (band)|Vice Versa)

1958- Jack Kenny -American screenwriter and producer

1958- Peeter Võsu -Estonian politician

1958- Branko Vukelić -Croatian politician, 11th Ministry of Defence (Croatia)|Minister of Defence for Croatia (d. 2013)

1959- Tom Amandes -American actor and director

1959- Lonny Price -American actor, screenwriter, and director

1960- Finn Carter -American actress

1960- Linda Fiorentino -American actress

1961- Mike Leach (coach)|Mike Leach -American football player and coach

1961- Rick Steiner -American wrestler

1961- Darrell Walker -American basketball player

1962- Jan Furtok -Polish footballer

1962- Pete Wishart -Scottish singer and politician (Big Country and Runrig)

1963- Ivan Henjak -Australian rugby player

1963- Terry Mulholland -American baseball player

1963- David Pogue -American columnist

1963- Jean-Marc Vallée -Canadian director and screenwriter

1964- Juliette Binoche -French actress and dancer

1964- Herbert Fandel -German football referee

1964- Phil Housley -American ice hockey player

1964- Valérie Lemercier -French actress, singer, director

1964- Aleksandr Puštov -Russian-Estonian footballer and manager

1964- Steve Wilkos -American police officer and talk show host

1965- Brian Bosworth -American football player

1965- Benito Santiago -Puerto Rican baseball player

1966- Brendan Canty -American drummer and songwriter (Fugazi (band)|Fugazi)

1966- Tony Lockett -Australian footballer

1966- Michael Patrick MacDonald -Irish-American author and activist

1967- Maria Bakodimou -Greek TV presenter

1968- Maggie Aderin-Pocock -English space scientist

1968- Youri Djorkaeff -French footballer

1968- Brian Heidik -American reality show contestant, winner of ''Survivor: Thailand''

1968- Johnny Kelly -American drummer (Type O Negative, Danzig (band)|Danzig, A Pale Horse Named Death, and Seventh Void)

1968- Robert Sledge -American bass player (Ben Folds Five)

1969- Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf -American basketball player

1969- Kimberly Guilfoyle -American television host

1969- Stefie Shock -Canadian singer-songwriter

1970- Martin Johnson (rugby union)|Martin Johnson -English rugby player

1970- Shannon Leto -American drummer and actor (Thirty Seconds to Mars and The Wondergirls)

1970- Stephen Phillips (politician)|Stephen Phillips -English politician

1970- David Guido Pietroni -Italian director and producer

1971- C-Murder -American rapper and actor

1971- Emmanuel Lewis -American actor

1971- Diego Torres -Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor

1972- Spencer Howson -Australian radio host

1972- Jean Louisa Kelly -American actress and singer

1972- Kerr Smith -American actor

1973- Aaron Boone -American baseball player

1975- Roy Makaay -Dutch footballer

1975- Didiayer Snyder -Australian model, author, and interior designer

1975- Chaske Spencer -American actor

1975- Juan Sebastián Verón -Argentinian footballer

1976- Yamila Diaz-Rahi -Argentinian model

1976- Ben Mulroney -Canadian television host

1977- Radek Dvořák -Czech ice hockey player

1978- MickDeth -American bass player (Eighteen Visions, Bleeding Through, and Clear (band)|Clear) (d. 2013)

1978- Lucas Neill -Australian footballer

1979- Iryna Charnushenka-Stasiuk -Belarusian long jumper (d. 2013)

1979- Melina Perez -American wrestler and actress

1980- Chingy -American rapper and actor

1980- Trent Croad -Australian footballer

1980- Matthew Gray Gubler -American actor

1981- Antonio Bryant -American football player

1981- Anders Nøhr -Danish footballer

1981- Clay Rapada -American baseball player

1982- Mirjana Lučić-Baroni -Croatian tennis player

1983- Clint Dempsey -American soccer player

1983- Ioannis Masmanidis -German footballer

1983- Maite Perroni -Mexican singer-songwriter and actress (RBD)

1983- Wayne Simien -American basketball player

1984- Brian Cusworth -American basketball player

1984- Joe Gilgun -English actor

1984- Abdoulay Konko -French footballer

1984- Julia Mancuso -American skier

1985- Brent Burns -Canadian ice hockey player

1985- Jesse Litsch -American baseball player

1985- Rachel Nabors -American illustrator

1985- Parthiv Patel -Indian cricketer

1986- Brittany Snow -American actress and singer

1987- Bow Wow (rapper)|Bow Wow -American rapper and actor

1988- Alodia Gosiengfiao -Filipino model, actress, and singer

1989- Artem Borodulin -Russian figure skater

1989- Kim Tae-yeon -South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Girls' Generation)

1990- Daley Blind -Dutch footballer

1990- Bilel Ifa -Tunisian footballer

1990- Tatsuki Machida -Japanese figure skater

1990- Aras Özbiliz -Turkish footballer

1991- Domo Genesis -American rapper (Odd Future)

1991- Brenna O'Brien -Canadian actress

1992- Luis Armand Garcia -American actor

1993- Larnell Cole -English footballer

History of Deaths


1202- Sverre of Norway -(b. 1145)

1422- Jan Želivský -Czech priest (b. 1380)

1440- Frances of Rome -Italian nun and saint (b. 1384)

1566- David Rizzio -Italian secretary (b. 1533)

1649- James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton -Scottish politician (b. 1606)

1649- Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland -English soldier (b. 1590)

1661- Cardinal Mazarin -Italian-French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1602)

1709- Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu -English diplomat (b. 1638)

1808- Joseph Bonomi the Elder -Italian architect, designed the Piercefield House and St James' Church, Great Packington|St James' Church (b. 1739)

1810- Ozias Humphry -English painter (b. 1742)

1825- Anna Laetitia Barbauld -English poet, author, and critic (b.1743)

1851- Hans Christian Ørsted -Danish physicist (b. 1777)

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

1895- Leopold von Sacher-Masoch -Austrian journalist and author (b. 1836)

1897- Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani -Afghan ideologist and activist (b. 1838)

1897- Sondre Norheim -Norwegian skier (b. 1825)

1905- Nikolai Anderson -German philologist (b. 1845)

1918- Frank Wedekind -German playwright (b. 1864)

1926- Mikao Usui -Japanese spiritual leader, founded Reiki (b. 1865)

1937- Paul Elmer More -American journalist and critic (b. 1864)

1944- Jaan Kikkas -Estonian weightlifter (b. 1892)

1945- Margot Frank -German-Dutch holocaust victim (b. 1926)

1947- Evripidis Bakirtzis -Greek Army officer and politician (b. 1895)

1947- Jhaverchand Meghani -Indian poet (b. 1896)

1948- Edgar de Wahl -Baltic German linguist (b. 1867)

1949- Charles Bennett (athlete)|Charles Bennett -English runner (b. 1870)

1954- Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs -German astronomer (b. 1912)

1954- Vagn Walfrid Ekman -Swedish oceanographer (b. 1874)

1960- Jack Beattie -Irish politician (b. 1886)

1964- Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck -German general (b. 1870)

1966- Pablo Birger -Argentinian race car driver (b. 1924)

1969- Abdul Munim Riad -Egyptian general (b. 1919)

1971- Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria -(b. 1902)

1974- Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. -American physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

1975- Gleb W. Derujinsky -Russian-American sculptor (b. 1888)

1983- Faye Emerson -American actress (b. 1917)

1983- Ulf von Euler -Swedish physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

1983- Rex Marshall -American actor and radio personality (b. 1919)

1985- Harry Catterick -English footballer and manager (b. 1919)

1988- Kurt Georg Kiesinger -German politician, 3rd Chancellor of Germany (b. 1904)

1989- Robert Mapplethorpe -American photographer (b. 1946)

1991- Jim Hardin -American baseball player (b. 1943)

1992- Menachem Begin -Israeli politician, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)

1993- Bob Crosby -American singer (b. 1913)

1993- C. Northcote Parkinson -English historian and author (b. 1909)

1994- Charles Bukowski -German-American author and poet(b. 1920)

1994- Eddie Creatchman -Canadian wrestler, referee, and manager (b. 1928)

1994- Maurice Purtill -American drummer (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (b. 1916)

1994- Fernando Rey -Spanish actor (b. 1917)

1994- Gilbert Rondeau -Canadian politician (b. 1928)

1996- George Burns -American actor and singer (b. 1896)

1996- Harold Baigent -New Zealand actor (b. 1916)

1997- Jean-Dominique Bauby -French journalist and author (b. 1952)

1997- The Notorious B.I.G. -American rapper (Junior M.A.F.I.A.) (b. 1972)

1997- Terry Nation -Welsh author and screenwriter (b. 1930)

1999- Harry Somers -Canadian composer (b. 1925)

2000- Jean Coulthard -Canadian composer and educator (b. 1908)

2000- Ivo Robić -Croatian singer-songwriter (b. 1923)

2001- Louiza Podimata -Russian-Greek actress (b. 1920)

2003- Stan Brakhage -American director (b. 1933)

2003- Bernard Dowiyogo -Nauruan politician, 2nd President of Nauru (b. 1946)

2004- Gerald Deskin -American psychologist (b. 1929)

2004- Rust Epique -American guitarist and painter (Crazy Town and pre)Thing) (b. 1968)

2004- Albert Mol -Dutch actor and author (b. 1917)

2005- Chris LeDoux -American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)

2005- Kurt Lotz -German businessman (b. 1912)

2005- István Nyers -Hungarian footballer (b. 1924)

2005- Jeanette Schmid -Czech-Austrian whistler (b. 1924)

2006- Tom Fox (Quaker)|Tom Fox -American activist (b. 1951)

2006- Geir Ivarsøy -Norwegian programmer, co-founded Opera Software|Opera Software ASA (b. 1957)

2006- John Profumo -English politician (b. 1915)

2006- Laura Stoica -Romanian singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1967)

2007- Brad Delp -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Boston (band)|Boston, RTZ (band)|RTZ, and Beatlejuice) (b. 1951)

2007- Glen Harmon -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)

2007- Jeanne Hopkins Lucas -American politician (b. 1935)

2010- Willie Davis (baseball)|Willie Davis -American baseball player (b. 1940)

2010- Doris Haddock -American activist (b. 1910)

2011- David S. Broder -American journalist (b. 1929)

2012- Peter Bergman (comedian)|Peter Bergman -American comedian and actor (b. 1939)

2012- Joy Mukherjee -Indian actor and director (b. 1939)

2013- Tengiz Amirejibi -Georgian pianist (b. 1927)

2013- David Farmbrough -English bishop (b. 1929)

2013- Max Jakobson -Finnish journalist and diplomat (b. 1923)

2013- Larry Martin -American paleontologist (b. 1943)

2013- Viren J. Shah -Indian politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal (b. 1926)

2013- A. R. Shaw -American educator and politician (b. 1922)

2013- Merton Simpson -American painter (b. 1928)

2014- Husein Mehmedov -Bulgarian-Turkish Olympic wrestler (b. 1924)