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Day History: November-16

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


1272-While travelling during the Ninth Crusade -Edward I of England|Prince Edward becomes King of England upon Henry III of England's death, but he will not return to England for nearly two years to assume the throne.

1491-An auto-da-fé -held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, Spain|Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects.

1532- Francisco Pizarro -and his men capture Inca Empire|Inca Emperor Atahualpa at the Battle of Cajamarca.

1632- Thirty Years' War -Battle of Lützen (1632)|Battle of Lützen is fought, the Swedes are victorious but King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden dies in the battle.

1776- American Revolutionary War -British and Hessian (soldiers)|Hessian units Battle of Fort Washington|capture Fort Washington (New York)|Fort Washington from the Patriots.

1776-American Revolution: The Dutch Republic|United Provinces (Low Countries) -recognize the independence of the United States.

1793- French Revolution -Ninety anti-republican Catholic priests are Drownings at Nantes|executed by drowning at Nantes.

1805- Napoleonic Wars -Battle of Schöngrabern

1822- American Old West -Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail.

1828- Greek War of Independence -The London Protocol (1828)|London Protocol entails the creation of an autonomous Greek state under Ottoman suzerainty, encompassing the Morea and the Cyclades.

1849-A Russian court sentences writer Fyodor Dostoevsky -to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor.

1852-The English astronomer John Russell Hind -discovers the asteroid 22 Kalliope.

1863- American Civil War -Battle of Campbell's Station near Knoxville, Tennessee

1885- Canadians|Canadian -rebel leader of the Métis people|Métis and "Father of Manitoba" Louis Riel is executed for treason.

1904-English engineer John Ambrose Fleming -receives a patent for the vacuum tube|thermionic valve (vacuum tube).

1907- Indian Territory -and Oklahoma Territory join to form Oklahoma, which is admitted as the 46th U.S. state.

1907- Cunard Line|Cunard -Line's {{RMS|Mauretania|1906|6}}, sister ship of {{RMS|Lusitania}}, sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York City.

1914-The Federal Reserve Bank -of the United States officially opens.

1920- Qantas -Australia's national airline, History of Qantas|is founded as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited.

1938- Lysergic acid diethylamide|LSD -is first synthesized by Swiss people|Swiss Chemistry|chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.

1940- World War II -In response to the Coventry Blitz|leveling of Coventry by the German Luftwaffe two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.

1940- The Holocaust|Holocaust -In occupied Poland, the Nazism|Nazis close off the Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world.

1940-New York City's "Mad Bomber" George Metesky -places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.

1943-World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power -facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.

1944-World War II: Operation Queen -the costly Allied thrust to the Rur, is launched.

1944-World War II: Dueren -Germany, is destroyed by Allies of World War II|Allied bombers.

1945- UNESCO -is founded.

1965- Venera program -The Soviet Union launches the ''Venera 3'' space probe toward Venus, which will be the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet.

1973- Skylab -program: NASA launches ''Skylab 4'' with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.

1973-U.S. President Richard Nixon -signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.

1979-The first line of Bucharest Metro -(Line M1) is opened from Timpuri Noi metro station|Timpuri Noi to Petrache Poenaru metro station|Semănătoarea in Bucharest, Romania.

1988-The Supreme Soviet -of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic Estonian Sovereignty Declaration|declares that Estonia is "sovereign" but stops short of declaring independence.

1988-In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan -elect populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister of Pakistan.

1989-A death squad -composed of El Salvadoran army troops Murder of UCA scholars|kills six Society of Jesus|Jesuit priests and two others at Central American University|Jose Simeon Canas University.

1992-The Hoxne Hoard -is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.

1997-After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng -a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.

Famous Birthdays


42 BC- Tiberius -Roman emperor (d. 37)

1436- Leonardo Loredan -Italian Doge of Venice (d. 1521)

1569- Paul Sartorius (composer)|Paul Sartorius -German organist and composer (d. 1609)

1603- Augustyn Kordecki -Polish prior (d. 1673)

1643- Jean Chardin -French-English jeweler and explorer (d. 1703)

1715- Girolamo Abos -Maltese-Italian composer (d. 1760)

1717- Jean le Rond d'Alembert -French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (d. 1793)

1720- Carlo Antonio Campioni -Italian composer (d. 1788)

1750- Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough -English Judge (d. 1818)

1753- James McHenry -Irish-American surgeon and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of War (d. 1816)

1758- Peter Andreas Heiberg -Danish philologist and author (d. 1841)

1806- Mary Tyler Peabody Mann -American educator and author (d. 1887)

1811- John Bright -English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1889)

1836- Kalākaua -of Hawaii (d. 1891)

1839- Louis-Honoré Fréchette -Canadian poet, author, and politician (d. 1908)

1841- Jules Violle -French physicist (d. 1923)

1847- Edmund James Flynn -Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Premier of Quebec (d. 1927)

1851- Minnie Hauk -American soprano (d. 1929)

1856- Jürgen Kröger -German architect (d. 1928)

1862- Charles Turner (cricketer)|Charles Turner -Australian cricketer (d. 1944)

1873- W. C. Handy -American trumpet player and composer (d. 1958)

1878- Maxie Long -American runner (d. 1959)

1883- Emil Breitkreutz -American runner and coach (d. 1972)

1886- Jalmari Eskola -Finnish runner (d. 1958)

1888- Luis Cluzeau Mortet -Uruguayan pianist and composer (d. 1957)

1889- George S. Kaufman -American director, producer, and playwright (d. 1961)

1889- Dietrich Kraiß -German general (d. 1944)

1890- Elpidio Quirino -Filipino lawyer and politician, 6th List of Presidents of the Philippines|President of the Philippines (d. 1956)

1892- Guo Moruo -Chinese poet, author, and historian (d. 1978)

1892- Tazio Nuvolari -Italian race car driver (d. 1953)

1894- Richard Nikolaus von Coudenhove-Kalergi -Austrian philosopher and politician (d. 1972)

1895- Paul Hindemith -German violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1963)

1896- Joan Lindsay -Australian author (d. 1984)

1896- Oswald Mosley -English lieutenant and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1980)

1896- Lawrence Tibbett -American actor and singer (d. 1960)

1897- Choudhry Rahmat Ali -Indian-Pakistani academic, created the name for Pakistan (d. 1951)

1899- Mary Margaret McBride -American radio host (d. 1976)

1904- Nnamdi Azikiwe -Nigerian journalist and politician, 1st List of heads of state of Nigeria|President of Nigeria (d. 1996)

1905- Eddie Condon -American guitarist and banjo player (d. 1973)

1907- Burgess Meredith -American actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)

1909- Mirza Nasir Ahmad -Indian-Pakistani religious leader (d. 1982)

1912- George O. Petrie|George Petrie -American actor and director (d. 1997)

1914- Eddie Chapman -English spy (d. 1997)

1915- Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin -American singer and accordion player (d. 2007)

1915- Jean Fritz -Chinese-American author

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

1916- Daws Butler -American voice actor and singer (d. 1988)

1916- Al Lucas (musician)|Al Lucas -Canadian-American bassist (d. 1983)

1918- Ellen Albertini Dow -American actress

1922- Gene Amdahl -American computer scientist, founded the Amdahl Corporation

1922- José Saramago -Portuguese-Spanish author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)

1924- Sam Farber -American businessman, co-founded OXO (brand)|OXO (d. 2013)

1924- Mel Patton -American sprinter and coach

1925- Gianfranco Dell'Innocenti -Italian footballer (d. 2012)

1927- Dolo Coker -American pianist and composer (d. 1983)

1928- Clu Gulager -American actor and director

1929- Peter Boizot -English businessman and philanthropist, founded PizzaExpress

1930- Chinua Achebe -Nigerian author, poet, and academic (d. 2013)

1930- Paul Foytack -American baseball player

1930- Salvatore Riina -Italian mobster

1931- Luciano Bottaro -Italian illustrator (d. 2006)

1931- Hubert Sumlin -American singer and guitarist (d. 2011)

1933- Garnet Mimms -American singer

1935- Elizabeth Drew -American journalist and author

1935- Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah -Iraqi-Lebanese cleric, educator, and author (d. 2010)

1935- Magdi Yacoub -Egyptian-English surgeon

1936- John Moore (Australian politician)|John Moore -Australian businessman and politician, 46th Minister for Defence (Australia)|Australian Minister for Defence

1937- Alan Budd -English economist and academic

1938- Robert Nozick -American philosopher, author, and academic (d. 2002)

1939- Michael Billington (critic)|Michael Billington -English author and critic

1940- Donna McKechnie -American actress, singer, and dancer

1941- Gerry Marshall -English race car driver (d. 2005)

1941- Dan Penn -American singer-songwriter and producer

1942- Willie Carson -Scottish jockey

1942- Joanna Pettet -English-Canadian actress

1944- Oliver Braddick -English psychologist and academic

1945- Teenie Hodges -American guitarist and songwriter (Hi Rhythm Section) (d. 2014)

1945- Lynn Hunt -American historian, author, and academic

1946- Colin Burgess (musician)|Colin Burgess -Australian drummer (The Masters Apprentices, AC/DC, and His Majesty (band)|His Majesty)

1946- Terence McKenna -American botanist, philosopher, and author (d. 2000)

1946- Ole Olsen (speedway rider)|Ole Olsen -Danish motorcycle racer

1946- Jo Jo White -American basketball player and coach

1947- Omar Ruiz Hernández -Cuban journalist and activist

1947- Ebby Thust -German boxing promoter

1948- Horst Bertram -German footballer and manager

1948- Chi Coltrane -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1948- Bonnie Greer -American-English playwright and critic

1949- Arrow (musician)|Arrow -Montserratian singer-songwriter (d. 2010)

1950- David Leisure -American actor

1950- John Swartzwelder -American screenwriter and author

1950- David Wilson-Johnson -English opera singer

1951- Miguel Sandoval -American actor and director

1952- Peter Keefe -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2010)

1952- Robin McKinley -American author

1952- Shigeru Miyamoto -Japanese video game designer, created ''Mario (franchise)|Mario'' and ''The Legend of Zelda''

1953- Griff Rhys Jones -Welsh comedian, actor, and author

1954- Andrea Barrett -American author

1954- Luis Conte -Cuban drummer (Jaguares (band)|Jaguares and Pat Metheny Group)

1954- Bruce Edwards (caddy)|Bruce Edwards -American golf caddy (d. 2004)

1954- Dick Gross -Australian politician

1955- Pierre Larouche -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1955- Herbert Oberhofer -Austrian footballer (d. 2012)

1955- Héctor Cúper -Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager

1956- Lorraine Heggessey -English television producer

1956- Terry Labonte -American race car driver

1957- Jacques Gamblin -French actor

1958- Marg Helgenberger -American actress

1958- Boris Krivokapić -Serbian academic and author

1959- Glenda Bailey -English journalist

1959- Francis M. Fesmire -American cardiologist and physician (d. 2014)

1961- Frank Bruno -English boxer

1961- Corinne Hermès -French singer

1961- Chris Pitman -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Guns N' Roses, Replicants (band)|Replicants, and Zaum (band)|Zaum)

1962- Mani (bass guitarist)|Mani -English bass player (The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, and Freebass)

1962- Josh Silver -American keyboard player and producer (Type O Negative and Fallout (heavy metal band)|Fallout)

1963- Steve Argüelles -English drummer and producer (Loose Tubes and Human Chain)

1963- Zina Garrison -American tennis player and coach

1964- Waheed Alli, Baron Alli -English businessman and politician

1964- Valeria Bruni Tedeschi -Italian-French actress, director, and screenwriter

1964- Dwight Gooden -American baseball player

1964- Diana Krall -Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist

1964- Harry Lennix -American actor and producer

1964- Maeve Quinlan -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1965- Mika Aaltonen -Finnish footballer

1965- Mark Benton -English actor

1966- Joey Cape -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut, The Playing Favorites, and Scorpios (band)|Scorpios)

1966- Dave Kushner -American guitarist (Velvet Revolver, Electric Love Hogs, Loaded (band)|Loaded, and DKFXP)

1966- Christian Lorenz -German keyboard player (Rammstein and Feeling B)

1966- Dean McDermott -Canadian-American actor and producer

1966- Tahir Shah -English journalist, author, and explorer

1967- Craig Arnold -American poet and academic (d. 2009)

1967- Lisa Bonet -American actress

1968- Shobha Nagi Reddy -Indian politician (d. 2014)

1968- Vlado Šola -Croatian handball player

1968- Melvin Stewart -American swimmer

1970- Logan Mader -Canadian-American guitarist and producer (Machine Head (band)|Machine Head and Soulfly)

1970- Martha Plimpton -American actress and singer

1971- Tanja Damaske -German javelin thrower and shot putter

1971- Mustapha Hadji -Moroccan footballer and manager

1971- Annely Peebo -Estonian soprano

1971- Alexander Popov (swimmer)|Alexander Popov -Russian swimmer

1971- Rikdo Koshi -Japanese illustrator

1971- Waqar Younis -Pakistani cricketer and coach

1972- Missi Pyle -American actress and singer (Smith & Pyle)

1973- Christian Horner -English race car driver and manager

1973- Brendan Laney -New Zealand-Scottish rugby player

1973- Carli Norris -English actress

1974- Brooke Elliott -American actress and singer

1974- Eric Judy -American bass player (Modest Mouse)

1974- Maurizio Margaglio -Italian ice dancer

1974- Paul Scholes -English footballer

1975- Julio Lugo -Dominican baseball player

1976- Mario Barravecchia -Belgian singer

1976- Dan Black -English singer-songwriter (The Servant (band)|The Servant)

1976- Juha Pasoja -Finnish footballer

1976- Danny Wallace (humorist)|Danny Wallace -Scottish comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter

1976- Martijn Zuijdweg -Dutch swimmer

1977- Oksana Baiul -Ukrainian figure skater

1977- Maggie Gyllenhaal -American actress

1977- Mauricio Ochmann -Mexican actor

1977- Gigi Edgley -Australian actress, singer and songwriter

1978- Kip Bouknight -American baseball player

1978- Gary Naysmith -Scottish footballer and manager

1978- Carolina Parra -Brazilian guitarist and drummer (CSS (band)|CSS)

1979- Tony Frias -American soccer player

1979- Bruce Irons (surfer)|Bruce Irons -American surfer

1980- Moris Carrozzieri -Italian footballer

1980- Kayte Christensen -American basketball player

1980- Nicole Gius -Italian skier

1980- Carol Huynh -Canadian wrestler

1981- Fernando Cabrera (baseball)|Fernando Cabrera -Puerto Rican baseball player

1981- Allison Crowe -Canadian singer-songwriter

1981- Caitlin Glass -American voice actress, singer, and director

1981- Kate Miller-Heidke -Australian singer-songwriter

1981- Osi Umenyiora -English-American football player

1982- Jannie du Plessis -South African rugby player

1982- Ronald Pognon -French sprinter

1982- Amar'e Stoudemire -American basketball player

1983- K (singer)|K -South Korean-Japanese singer

1983- Chris Gocong -American football player

1983- Kari Lehtonen -Finnish ice hockey player

1983- Britta Steffen -German swimmer

1983- Victor Vazquez (musician)|Victor Vazquez -American rapper (Das Racist and Boy Crisis)

1984- Gemma Atkinson -English model and actress

1984- Kimberly J. Brown -American actress

1984- Mark Bunn (English footballer)|Mark Bunn -English footballer

1985- Saori Yamamoto -Japanese model

1986- Saeko -Japanese actress

1986- Aleksei Anatolyevich Kozlov -Russian footballer

1986- Maxime Médard -French rugby player

1987- Eitan Tibi -Israeli footballer

1987- Jordan Walden -American baseball player

1988- Siva Kaneswaran -Irish singer and model (The Wanted)

1989- Iamsu! -American rapper and producer (The HBK Gang)

1991- Tomomi Kasai -Japanese actress and singer (AKB48 and Queen & Elizabeth)

1995- Noah Gray-Cabey -American actor

History of Deaths


1093- Saint Margaret of Scotland -(b. 1045)

1240- Edmund Rich -English archbishop (b. 1175)

1272- Henry III of England -(b. 1207)

1328- Prince Hisaaki -Japanese shogun (b. 1276)

1613- Trajano Boccalini -Italian author and educator (b. 1556)

1628- Paolo Quagliati -Italian composer (b. 1555)

1688- Bengt Gottfried Forselius -Swedish-Estonian scholar and author (b. 1660)

1695- Pierre Nicole -French philosopher and author (b. 1625)

1724- Jack Sheppard -English criminal (b. 1702)

1745- James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde -Irish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1665)

1773- John Hawkesworth (book editor)|John Hawkesworth -English journalist and author (b. 1715)

1779- Pehr Kalm -Finnish botanist and explorer (b. 1716)

1790- Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer -American politician (b. 1723)

1797- Frederick William II of Prussia -(b. 1744)

1802- André Michaux -French botanist and explorer (b. 1746)

1806- Moses Cleaveland -American general, lawyer and politician, founded Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1754)

1836- Christiaan Hendrik Persoon -South African-French mycologist and academic (b. 1761)

1878- Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (1874–1878)|Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine -(b. 1874)

1884- František Chvostek -Czech-Austrian physician (b. 1835)

1885- Louis Riel -Canadian politician (b. 1844)

1903- Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (1895–1903)|Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine -(b. 1895)

1907- Robert I, Duke of Parma -(b. 1848)

1908- Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière -French-Canadian politician, 4th Premier of Quebec (b. 1829)

1911- A. A. Ames -American physician and politician, 9th Mayor of Minneapolis (b. 1842)

1911- Lawrence Feuerbach -American shot putter (b. 1879)

1922- Max Abraham -Polish-German physicist and academic (b. 1875)

1939- Pierce Butler (justice)|Pierce Butler -American lawyer and jurist (b. 1866)

1941- Eduard Ellman-Eelma -Estonian footballer (b. 1902)

1941- Miina Härma -Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1864)

1947- Giuseppe Volpi -Italian businessman and politician, founded the Venice Film Festival (b. 1877)

1950- Bob Smith (doctor)|Bob Smith -American physician and surgeon, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)

1956- Ōtori Tanigorō -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 24th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1887)

1960- Clark Gable -American actor and singer (b. 1901)

1961- Sam Rayburn -American lawyer and politician, 48th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1882)

1964- Donald C. Peattie -American botanist and author (b. 1898)

1966- Alfred Neuland -Estonian weightlifter (b. 1895)

1971- Edie Sedgwick -American model and actress (b. 1940)

1972- Vera Karalli -Russian ballerina and actress (b. 1889)

1973- Alan Watts -English-American philosopher, author, and educator (b. 1915)

1974- Walther Meissner -German physicist and engineer (b. 1882)

1976- Jack Foster (cricketer)|Jack Foster -English cricket-player (b. 1905)

1976- Duke Moore -American actor (b. 1913)

1980- Jayan -Indian navy officer and actor (b. 1938)

1982- Pavel Alexandrov -Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1896)

1982- Arthur Askey -English comedian, actor, and singer (b. 1900)

1982- Lenny Murphy -Irish activist (b. 1952)

1984- Vic Dickenson -American trombonist (b. 1906)

1985- Omayra Sánchez -Colombian girl killed by the Armero tragedy|eruption of Nevado del Ruiz (b. 1972)

1986- Siobhán McKenna -Irish actress (b. 1923)

1987- Jim Brewer -American baseball player and coach (b. 1937)

1987- Zubir Said -Indonesian-Singaporean composer (b. 1907)

1989- Jean-Claude Malépart -Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1938)

1993- Lucia Popp -Slovak-German soprano (b. 1939)

1993- Achille Zavatta -Tunisia-French clown (b. 1915)

1994- Chet Powers -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b. 1943)

1994- Doris Speed -English actress (b. 1899)

1997- George O. Petrie|George Petrie -American actor and director (b. 1912)

1999- Daniel Nathans -American microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1928)

2000- Joe C. -American rapper and actor (b. 1974)

2000- Ahmet Kaya -Turkish singer-songwriter (b. 1957)

2000- DJ Screw -American rapper and DJ (Screwed Up Click) (b. 1971)

2001- Tommy Flanagan -American pianist and composer (b. 1930)

2003- Bettina Goislard -French relief worker (b. 1974)

2005- Henry Taube -Canadian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

2005- Donald Watson -English activist, founded the Vegan Society (b. 1910)

2006- Milton Friedman -American economist and academic, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)

2006- Yuri Levada -Russian sociologist and political scientist (b. 1930)

2007- Harold Alfond -American businessman (b. 1914)

2007- Grethe Kausland -Norwegian actress and singer (b. 1947)

2007- Trond Kirkvaag -Norwegian actor and screenwriter (b. 1946)

2007- Vernon Scannell -English boxer, poet, and author (b. 1922)

2008- Reg Varney -English actor and screenwriter (b. 1916)

2009- Antonio de Nigris -Mexican footballer (b. 1978)

2009- Sergei Magnitsky -Ukrainian-Russian accountant and lawyer (b. 1972)

2009- Edward Woodward -English actor and singer (b. 1930)

2010- Britton Chance -American biologist and sailor (b. 1913)

2010- Ronni Chasen -American publicist (b. 1946)

2010- Donald Nyrop -American businessman (b. 1912)

2010- Wyngard Tracy -Filipino talent manager (b. 1952)

2012- Leo Blair (senior)|Leo Blair -English lawyer, academic, and author (b. 1923)

2012- John Chapman (evangelist)|John Chapman -Australian evangelist (b. 1930)

2012- Subhash Dutta -Bangladeshi actor and director (b. 1930)

2012- Patrick Edlinger -French mountaineer (b. 1960)

2012- Jefferson Kaye -American radio announcer (b. 1936)

2012- Aliu Mahama -Ghanaian engineer and politician, 3rd Vice President of Ghana (b. 1946)

2012- Eliyahu Nawi -Iraqi-Israeli lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1920)

2012- Bob Scott (rugby)|Bob Scott -New Zealand rugby player (b. 1921)

2013- Chris Argyris -American psychologist and academic (b. 1923)

2013- Robert Conley (reporter)|Robert Conley -American journalist (b. 1928)

2013- Billy Hardwick -American bowler (b. 1941)

2013- William McDonough Kelly -Canadian lieutenant and politician (b. 1925)

2013- Tanvir Ahmad Khan -Indian-Pakistani diplomat, 19th Foreign Secretary of Pakistan (b. 1932)

2013- Oscar Lanford -American mathematician and academic (b. 1940)

2013- Arne Pedersen -Norwegian footballer and manager (b. 1931)

2013- Robin Plunket, 8th Baron Plunket -Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1925)

2013- Louis D. Rubin, Jr. -American author, critic, and academic (b. 1923)

2013- Charles Waterhouse (artist)|Charles Waterhouse -American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (b. 1924)

2013- Jock Young -English sociologist and criminologist (b. 1942)