Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.
553-The Second Council of Constantinople -begins.
1215-Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England -— part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.
1260- Kublai Khan -becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1494- Christopher Columbus -lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.
1640-King Charles I of England -dissolves the Short Parliament.
1762-Russia and Prussia -sign the Treaty of Saint Petersburg (1762)|Treaty of St. Petersburg.
1789-In France, the Estates-General of 1789|Estates-General -convenes for the first time since 1614.
1809- Mary Kies -becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and yarn|thread.
1809-The Swiss Cantons of Switzerland|canton -of Aargau denies citizenship to Jews.
1811-In the second day of fighting at the Peninsular War -Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro the French army, under Marshall André Masséna, drive in the Duke of Wellington's overextended right flank, but French frontal assaults fail to take the town of Fuentes de Oñoro and the Anglo-Portuguese army holds the field at the end of the day.
1821-Emperor Napoleon I -dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
1835-In Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels -and Mechelen.
1860- Giuseppe Garibaldi -sets sail from Genoa, leading the expedition of the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and giving birth to the Kingdom of Italy.
1862- Cinco de Mayo -troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
1864- American Civil War -The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia|Spotsylvania County.
1865-In North Bend, Ohio -(a suburb of Cincinnati), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.
1866- Memorial Day -first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.
1877- American Indian Wars -Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota people|Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel (United States)|Colonel Nelson Miles.
1886-The Bay View Tragedy -A militia fires into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, killing seven.
1891-The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall -has its grand opening and first public performance, with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky|Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
1904- Pitcher|Pitching -against the Oakland Athletics|Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Red Sox|Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
1905-The trial in the Stratton Brothers case -begins in London, England; it marks the first time that fingerprint evidence is used to gain a conviction for murder.
1920-Authorities arrest Nicola Sacco -and Bartolomeo Vanzetti for alleged robbery and murder.
1925- Scopes Trial -serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
1925-The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans -an official language.
1934-The first Three Stooges -short, ''Woman Haters,'' is released.
1936-Italian troops March of the Iron Will|occupy -Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1940- World War II -Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London
1940-World War II: Norwegian Campaign -– Norwegian squads in Battle of Hegra Fortress|Hegra Fortress and Battle of Vinjesvingen|Vinjesvingen capitulate to Nazi Germany|German forces after all other Norwegian forces in southern Norway had laid down their arms.
1941-Emperor Haile Selassie -returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day.
1944-German troops execute 216 civilians in the village of Kleisoura, Kastoria|Kleisoura -in Greece
1945-World War II: Canadian and British troops liberate the Netherlands and Denmark from Nazism|German -occupation when Wehrmacht troops capitulate.
1945-World War II: The Prague uprising -begins as an attempt by the Czech resistance to free the city from German occupation of Czechoslovakia|German occupation.
1946-The International Military Tribunal for the Far East -begins in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
1949-The Treaty of London (1949)|Treaty of London -establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as the first European institution working for European integration.
1950- Bhumibol Adulyadej -is crowned King Rama IX of Thailand.
1955-West Germany gains full sovereignty -
1961- Project Mercury|The Mercury program -Mercury-Redstone 3
1964-The Council of Europe -declares May 5 as Europe Day.
1972- Alitalia Flight 112 -crashes into Mount Longa near Palermo, Sicily, killing all 115 aboard, making it the deadliest single-aircraft disaster in Italy.
1973- Secretariat (horse) -wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby in 1:59 2/5, a still standing record.
1980- Operation Nimrod -The British Special Air Service storms the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day siege.
1981- Bobby Sands -dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger strike|hunger-striking, aged 27.
1987- Iran–Contra affair -start of Congress of the United States|Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America
1991-A 1991 Washington, D.C. riot|riot -breaks out in the Mount Pleasant, Washington, D.C.|Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.
1994-The signing of the Bishkek Protocol -between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
1994-American teenager Michael P. Fay -is Caning in Singapore|caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism.
2006-The government of Sudan -signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army.
2010- 2010–12 Greek protests|Mass protests -in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Eurozone crisis|Greek debt crisis.
867- Emperor Uda -of Japan (d. 931)
1210- Afonso III of Portugal -(d. 1279)
1479- Guru Amar Das -Indian 3rd Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
1546- Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter -English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire (d. 1623)
1684- Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné -French wife of Adrien Maurice de Noailles (d. 1739)
1747- Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 1792)
1749- Jean-Frédéric Edelmann -French composer (d. 1794)
1764- Robert Craufurd -Scottish general (d. 1812)
1800- Louis Christophe François Hachette -French publisher (d. 1864)
1813- Søren Kierkegaard -Danish philosopher and author (d. 1855)
1818- Karl Marx -German philosopher (d. 1883)
1826- Eugénie de Montijo -French wife of Napoleon III (d. 1920)
1830- John Batterson Stetson -American businessman, founded the John B. Stetson Company (d. 1906)
1832- Hubert Howe Bancroft -American ethnologist and historian (d. 1918)
1833- Ferdinand von Richthofen -German geographer (d. 1905)
1834- Viktor Hartmann -Russian architect and painter (d. 1873)
1843- William George Beers -Canadian dentist and patriot (d. 1900)
1846- Henryk Sienkiewicz -Polish author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
1858- John L. Leal -American physician (d. 1914)
1864- Nellie Bly -American journalist and author (d. 1922)
1866- Thomas B. Thrige -Danish businessman (d. 1938)
1869- Fabián de la Rosa -Filipino painter (d. 1937)
1869- Hans Pfitzner -German composer and conductor (d. 1949)
1883- Agustín Barrios -Paraguayan guitarist and composer (d. 1944)
1883- Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell -English general and politician, 43rd Governor-General of India (d. 1950)
1884- Chief Bender -American baseball player (d. 1954)
1887- Mervyn S. Bennion -American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1941)
1887- Geoffrey Fisher -English archbishop (d. 1972)
1889- Herbie Taylor -South African cricketer (d. 1973)
1890- Christopher Morley -American journalist and author (d. 1957)
1899- Freeman Gosden -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1901- Blind Willie McTell -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)
1903- James Beard -American chef and author (d. 1985)
1905- Floyd Gottfredson -American illustrator (d. 1986)
1906- Charles Exbrayat -French author (d. 1989)
1907- Iryna Vilde -Ukrainian author (d. 1982)
1908- Kurt Böhme -German opera singer (d. 1989)
1909- Miklós Radnóti -Hungarian poet (d. 1944)
1910- Leo Lionni -American author and illustrator (d. 1999)
1911- Gilles Grangier -French director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1911- Andor Lilienthal -Hungarian chess player (d. 2010)
1911- Pritilata Waddedar -Indian educator and activist (d. 1932)
1914- Tyrone Power -American actor (d. 1958)
1915- Alice Faye -American actress and singer (d. 1998)
1916- Zail Singh -Indian politician, 7th President of India (d. 1987)
1917- Pío Leyva -Cuban singer (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2006)
1919- Georgios Papadopoulos -Greek colonel and politician, 169th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1999)
1921- Arthur Leonard Schawlow -American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
1922- Irene Gut Opdyke -Polish-American nurse (d. 2003)
1923- Richard Wollheim -English philosopher (d. 2003)
1925- Eddi Arent -German actor (d. 2013)
1925- Leo Ryan -American politician (d. 1978)
1926- Ann B. Davis -American actress (d. 2014)
1927- Pat Carroll (actress)|Pat Carroll -American actress and singer
1927- Sylvia Fedoruk -Canadian physicist and politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan (d. 2012)
1929- Ilene Woods -American actress and singer (d. 2010)
1930- Will Hutchins -American actor
1931- Greg (comics)|Greg -Belgian author and illustrator (d. 1999)
1932- Stan Goldberg -American illustrator (d. 2014)
1933- Igor Kashkarov -Russian high jumper
1934- Ace Cannon -American saxophonist
1934- Victor Garland -Australian politician
1934- Johnnie Taylor -American singer (d. 2000)
1935- Douglas Marland -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1935- Bernard Pivot -French journalist
1935- Robert Rehme -American film producer
1936- Patrick Gowers -English composer
1936- Ervin Lázár -Hungarian author (d. 2006)
1936- John Maxton -Scottish politician
1937- Delia Derbyshire -English keyboard player and composer (White Noise (band)|White Noise) (d. 2001)
1938- Michael Murphy (actor)|Michael Murphy -American actor
1938- Bill Robertson (Louisiana politician)|Bill Robertson -American politician (d. 2013)
1938- Barbara Wagner -Canadian figure skater
1939- Ray Gosling -English journalist, author, and activist (d. 2013)
1940- Lasse Åberg -Swedish actor, singer, and director
1940- Lance Henriksen -American actor
1940- Michael Lindsay-Hogg -American director and producer
1941- Alexander Ragulin -Russian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
1942- Marc Alaimo -American actor
1942- István Bujtor -Hungarian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1942- Jean Corston, Baroness Corston -English politician
1942- Hugh Courtenay, 18th Earl of Devon -English politician
1942- Tammy Wynette -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
1943- Nils Moritz -Swedish actor
1943- Michael Palin -English actor and screenwriter
1943- Ignacio Ramonet -Spanish journalist
1943- Dilys Watling -English actress and singer
1944- Bo Larsson -Swedish footballer
1944- John Rhys-Davies -Welsh actor
1944- Roger Rees -Welsh-American actor and director
1945- Kurt Loder -American journalist
1945- Lars-Inge Svartenbrandt -Swedish criminal
1945- Dianne Willcocks -English academic
1946- Jim Kelly (martial artist)|Jim Kelly -American actor and martial artist (d. 2013)
1947- Robin McNamara -American singer-songwriter
1948- Jomanda -Dutch guru
1948- Bella van der Spiegel-Hage -Dutch cyclist
1948- Bill Ward (musician)|Bill Ward -English drummer and songwriter (Black Sabbath and Mythology (UK band)|Mythology)
1949- Eppie Bleeker -Dutch skater
1950- Maggie MacNeal -Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal)
1951- Rudolf Finsterer -German rugby player and coach
1951- Nicholas Guest -American actor
1951- Toomas Vilosius -Estonian physician and politician, 2nd Minister of Social Affairs of Estonia
1952- Jorge Llopart -Spanish race walker
1952- Willem Witteveen -Dutch scholar and politician (d. 2014)
1955- Melinda Culea -American actress
1955- Lisa Jane Persky -American actress and journalist
1956- Robert Marien -Canadian actor and singer
1956- Steve Scott (athlete)|Steve Scott -American runner
1957- Richard E. Grant -Swiss-English actor, director, and screenwriter
1957- Peter Howitt -English actor, director, and screenwriter
1957- Aad van Mil -Dutch water polo player
1958- Ron Arad (pilot)|Ron Arad -Israeli colonel and pilot (d. 1986)
1958- Robert DiPierdomenico -Australian footballer
1958- Aurélien Recoing -French actor
1958- Jack Wishna -American businessman, co-founded Rockcityclub (d. 2012)
1959- Bobby Ellsworth -American singer and bass player (Overkill (band)|Overkill)
1959- Ian McCulloch (singer)|Ian McCulloch -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Echo & the Bunnymen, Electrafixion, and Crucial Three)
1959- Peter Molyneux -English video game designer, created ''Fable (video game series)|Fable''
1946- Steve Stevens -American guitarist and songwriter (Juno Reactor)
1959- Brian Williams -American journalist
1961- Hiroshi Hase -Japanese wrestler and politician
1961- Rob Williams (basketball)|Rob Williams -American basketball player (d. 2014)
1962- Sot Chitalada -Thai boxer
1962- Jenifer McKitrick -American songwriter
1962- Nicolas Vanier -Senegalese explorer, author, and director
1962- Kaoru Wada -Japanese composer
1963- Heidi Kozak -American actress
1963- James LaBrie -Canadian singer-songwriter (Dream Theater, Winter Rose, Explorers Club (band)|Explorers Club, and MullMuzzler)
1963- Simon Rimmer -English chef and author
1963- Scott Westerfeld -American author
1964- Jean-François Copé -French politician
1964- Heike Henkel -German high jumper
1964- Don Payne (writer)|Don Payne -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1964- Minami Takayama -Japanese voice actress and singer
1965- Leslie Law -English horse rider
1965- Glenn Seton -Australian race car driver
1966- Shawn Drover -Canadian drummer (Megadeth and Eidolon (band)|Eidolon)
1966- Sergei Stanishev -Bulgarian politician, 46th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
1966- Josh Weinstein -American screenwriter and producer
1967- Takehito Koyasu -Japanese voice actor and singer
1967- Maro Mavri -Greek model and actress
1967- Charles Nagy -American baseball player and coach
1967- Alexis Sinduhije -Burundian journalist and politician
1968- Katherine Rake -English academic
1969- Olav Sepp -Estonian chess player
1970- Kyan Douglas -American television host and author
1970- LaPhonso Ellis -American basketball player
1970- Todd Newton -American game show host
1971- Harold Miner -American basketball player
1971- Mike Redmond -American baseball player and manager
1972- James Cracknell -English rower
1973- Casino Versus Japan -American composer and producer
1973- Tina Yothers -American actress and singer
1974- Seiji Ara -Japanese race car driver
1974- Jens Fredrik Ryland -Norwegian guitarist (Borknagar)
1975- Meb Keflezighi -American runner
1976- Dieter Brummer -Australian actor
1976- Jean-François Dumoulin -Canadian race car driver
1976- Anastasios Pantos -Greek footballer
1976- Juan Pablo Sorín -Argentinian footballer
1976- Sage Stallone -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)
1976- Jeremy Michael Ward -American singer and guitarist (The Mars Volta and De Facto (band)|De Facto) (d. 2003)
1977- Virginie Efira -Belgian actress and journalist
1977- Choi Kang-hee -South Korean actress
1977- Jessica Schwarz -German actress
1978- Santiago Cabrera -Venezuelan-English actor
1978- Morgan Pehme -American director, producer, and screenwriter
1978- John Wilshere -Papua New Guinean rugby player
1979- Vincent Kartheiser -American actor
1980- Yossi Benayoun -Israeli footballer
1980- Hank Green -American blogger
1980- DerMarr Johnson -American basketball player
1980- Charmane Star -Filipino porn actress
1981- Marcelle Bittar -Brazilian model
1981- Craig David -English singer-songwriter
1981- Danielle Fishel -American actress
1981- Farid Kamil -Malaysian actor, screenplay writer and film director
1982- Ferrie Bodde -Dutch footballer
1982- Jay Bothroyd -English footballer
1982- Wouter D'Haene -Belgian sprinter
1982- Randall Gay -American football player
1983- Henry Cavill -English actor
1983- Mabel Gay -Cuban triple jumper
1983- Annie Villeneuve -Canadian singer-songwriter
1983- Scott Ware -American football player
1984- Wade MacNeil -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alexisonfire, Gallows (band)|Gallows, and Black Lungs)
1984- Christian Valdéz -Mexican footballer
1985- Shoko Nakagawa -Japanese actress and singer
1985- Emanuele Giaccherini -Italian footballer
1985- Tsepo Masilela -South African footballer
1985- Marcos Rogério Oliveira Duarte -Brazilian footballer
1985- Terrence Wheatley -American football player
1986- Bart Baker -American parody artist
1987- Jessie Cave -English actress
1987- Graham Dorrans -Scottish footballer
1987- Marija Šestić -Bosnian singer
1987- Ian Michael Smith -American actor
1988- Adele -English singer-songwriter
1988- Mai Agan -Estonian bass player and composer
1988- Jessica Dubroff -American pilot (d. 1996)
1988- Brooke Hogan -American singer and actress
1988- Richard O'Dwyer -English computer programmer
1988- Skye Sweetnam -Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
1989- Chris Brown -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1989- Agnes Knochenhauer -Swedish curler
1989- Larissa Wilson -English actress
1990- Song Jieun -South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Secret (South Korean band)|Secret)
1991- Colin Edwards (footballer)|Colin Edwards -Guyanese footballer (d. 2013)
1991- Xenofon Fetsis -Greek footballer
1991- Raúl Jiménez -Mexican footballer
1991- Shubha Phutela -Indian model and actress (d. 2012)
1992- Loïck Landre -French footballer
1992- Yōsuke Mikami -Japanese footballer
1992- Taisuke Miyazaki -Japanese footballer
1993- Francine Niyonsaba -Burundian runner
1999- Nathan Chen -American figure skater
History of Deaths
984- Gerberga of Saxony -(b. 913)
1194- Casimir II the Just -Polish son of Bolesław III Wrymouth (b. 1138)
1306- Constantine Palaiologos (son of Michael VIII)|Constantine Palaiologos -Byzantine general (b. 1261)
1309- Charles II of Naples -(b. 1254)
1525- Frederick III, Elector of Saxony -(b. 1463)
1586- Henry Sidney -Irish politician, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1529)
1671- Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester -English general and politician, Lord Chamberlain|Lord Chamberlain of the United Kingdom (b. 1602)
1672- Samuel Cooper -English painter (b. 1609)
1700- Angelo Italia -Italian architect (b. 1628)
1705- Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor -(b. 1640)
1760- Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers -English politician (b. 1720)
1766- Jean Astruc -French physician and scholar (b. 1684)
1808- Pierre Jean George Cabanis -French physiologist and philosopher (b. 1757)
1821- Napoleon -French general and emperor (b. 1769)
1827- Frederick Augustus I of Saxony -(b. 1750)
1833- Sophia Campbell -English-Australian painter (b. 1777)
1855- Sir Robert Inglis, 2nd Baronet -English politician (b. 1786)
1859- Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet -German mathematician and academic (b. 1805)
1860- Jean-Charles Prince -Canadian bishop (b. 1804)
1892- August Wilhelm von Hofmann -German chemist and academic (b. 1818)
1896- Silas Adams -American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)
1900- Ivan Aivazovsky -Russian painter (b. 1817)
1916- John MacBride -Irish soldier (b. 1865)
1916- Maurice Raoul-Duval -French polo player (b. 1866)
1921- Alfred Hermann Fried -Austrian journalist and publicist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
1924- A. Sabapathy -Sri Lankan journalist and politician (b. 1853)
1931- Glen Kidston -English pilot and race car driver (b. 1899)
1942- Qemal Stafa -Albanian politician (b. 1920)
1944- Bertha Benz -German wife of Karl Benz (b. 1849)
1947- Ty LaForest -Canadian-American baseball player (b. 1917)
1959- Carlos Saavedra Lamas -Argentinian academic and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1878)
1962- Ernest Tyldesley -English cricketer (b. 1889)
1965- Nikos Gounaris -Greek tenor (b. 1915)
1965- John Waters (director born 1893)|John Waters -American director and screenwriter (b. 1893)
1971- Violet Jessop -Argentinean-English nurse (b. 1887)
1977- Ludwig Erhard -German politician, Chancellor of Germany (Federal Republic)|Chancellor of Germany (b. 1897)
1981- Bobby Sands -Irish soldier and politician (b. 1954)
1983- Horst Schumann -German physician (b. 1901)
1985- Donald Bailey (civil engineer)|Donald Bailey -English engineer, designed the Bailey bridge (b. 1901)
1988- Michael Shaara -American author (b. 1928)
1992- Jean-Claude Pascal -French actor and singer (b. 1927)
1994- Mário Quintana -Brazilian poet (b. 1906)
1995- Mikhail Botvinnik -Russian chess player (b. 1911)
1997- Walter Gotell -German-English actor (b. 1924)
1999- Vasilis Diamantopoulos -Greek actor (b. 1920)
2000- Gino Bartali -Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
2000- Bill Musselman -American basketball player and coach (b. 1940)
2001- Clifton Hillegass -American publisher, created ''CliffsNotes'' (b. 1918)
2002- Hugo Banzer -Bolivian general and politician, 62nd President of Bolivia (b. 1926)
2002- Paul Wilbur Klipsch -American engineer, founded Klipsch Audio Technologies (b. 1904)
2002- George Sidney -American director and producer (b. 1916)
2003- Sam Bockarie -Sierra Leonean commander (b. 1964)
2003- Walter Sisulu -South African politician and activist (b. 1912)
2004- Ritsuko Okazaki -Japanese singer-songwriter (Melocure) (b. 1959)
2005- Elisabeth Fraser -American actress (b. 1920)
2005- Edgar Ponce -Mexican actor and dancer (b. 1974)
2006- Naushad Ali -Indian composer and producer (b. 1919)
2007- Theodore Maiman -American physicist, created the laser (b. 1927)
2008- Irv Robbins -Canadian-American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (b. 1917)
2008- Jerry Wallace -American singer (b. 1928)
2010- Umaru Musa Yar'Adua -Nigerian politician, 12th president of Nigeria (b. 1951)
2010- Giulietta Simionato -Italian soprano (b. 1910)
2011- Claude Choules -English-Australian soldier (b. 1901)
2011- Yosef Merimovich -Israeli footballer and manager (b. 1924)
2011- Dana Wynter -German-English actress (b. 1931)
2012- Surendranath -Indian cricketer (b. 1937)
2012- Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg -(b. 1916)
2012- Aatos Erkko -Finnish journalist (b. 1932)
2012- George Knobel -Dutch footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1922)
2012- Roy Padayachie -South African politician (b. 1950)
2013- Rossella Falk -Italian actress (b. 1926)
2013- Dean Jeffries -American car designer and stuntman (b. 1933)
2013- Sarah Kirsch (poet)|Sarah Kirsch -German poet (b. 1935)
2013- Greg Quill -Australian-Canadian singer-songwriter and journalist (b. 1947)
2013- Robert Ressler -American FBI agent and author (b. 1937)
2013- Dirk Vekeman -Belgian footballer (b. 1960)
2014- Timothy John Byford -English-Serbian director and screenwriter (b. 1941)
2014- Butler Derrick -American lawyer and politician (b. 1936)
2014- Billy Frank, Jr. -American activist (b. 1931)
2014- Eduardo Mac Entyre -Argentinian painter (b. 1929)
2014- Michael Otedola -Nigerian politician, 9th Governor of Lagos State (b. 1926)
2014- Jackie Lynn Taylor -American actress (b. 1925)