This Day in History

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

Events 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.

Famous Birthdays

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)