This Day in History

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Day History: November-21

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Events History


164 BC- Judas Maccabaeus -son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.

235- Pope Anterus -succeeds Pope Pontian|Pontian as the nineteenth pope. During the persecutions of emperor Maximinus Thrax he is martyred.

1386- Timur|Timur of Samarkand -Timur's invasions of Georgia|captures and sacks the Kingdom of Georgia|Georgian capital of Tbilisi, taking King Bagrat V of Georgia captive.

1620- Plymouth Colony -List of passengers on the Mayflower|settlers sign the Mayflower Compact (November 11, Old Style and New Style dates|O.S.).

1783-In Paris -Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight.

1789- North Carolina -ratifies the United States Constitution and is admitted as the 12th U.S. state.

1861- American Civil War -Confederate States of America|Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints Judah Benjamin secretary of war.

1877- Thomas Edison -announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.

1894- Lüshunkou|Port Arthur -Manchuria, Battle of Lushunkou|falls to the Japanese, a decisive victory of the First Sino-Japanese War, after which Japanese troops are accused of the Port Arthur massacre (China)|massacre of the remaining inhabitants of the city. (Reports conflict on this subject.)

1902-The Philadelphia Athletics (NFL)|Philadelphia Football Athletics -defeated the Kanaweola Athletic Club of Elmira, New York|Elmira, New York, 39-0, in the first ever professional American football night game.

1905- Albert Einstein -s paper, "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", is published in the journal ''Annalen der Physik''. This paper reveals the relationship between energy and mass. This leads to the mass–energy equivalence formula ''E'' = ''mc''².

1910-Sailors onboard Brazil's most powerful military units, including the brand-new warships {{Ship|Brazilian battleship|Minas Geraes||2}}, {{Ship|Brazilian battleship|São Paulo||2}}, and {{Ship|Brazilian cruiser|Bahia||2}}, violently rebel in what is now known as the ''Revolta da Chibata'' ( Revolt of the Lash -.

1916- World War I -A mine explodes and sinks HMHS Britannic in the Aegean Sea, killing 30 people.

1918- Flag of Estonia -previously used by pro-independence activists, is formally adopted as national flag of the Republic of Estonia.

1918- Lwów pogrom (1918)|A pogrom -takes place in Lwów (now Lviv); over three days, at least 50 Jews and 270 Ukrainian Christians are killed by Poles.

1920- Irish War of Independence -In Dublin, 31 people are killed in what became known as "Bloody Sunday (1920)|Bloody Sunday". This included fourteen British informants, fourteen Irish civilians and three Irish Republican Army prisoners.

1922- Rebecca Latimer Felton -of Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senate|United States Senator.

1927- Columbine Mine Massacre -Strike action|Striking coal miners are allegedly attacked with machine guns by a detachment of state police dressed in civilian clothes.

1942-The completion of the Alaska Highway -(also known as the Alcan Highway) is celebrated (however, the highway is not usable by general vehicles until 1943).

1945-The United Auto Workers -strike 92 General Motors plants in 50 cities to back up worker demands for a 30-percent raise.

1950-Two Canadian National Railway -trains collide in northeastern British Columbia in the Canoe River train crash; the death toll is 21, with 17 of them Canadian troops bound for Korea.

1953-The British Natural History Museum -announces that the "Piltdown Man" human skull|skull, initially believed to be one of the most important fossilized hominid skulls ever found, is a hoax.

1959-American disc jockey Alan Freed -who had popularized the term "rock and roll" and music of that style, is fired from WABC (AM)|WABC-AM radio for refusing to deny allegations that he had participated in the payola scandal.

1962-The China|Chinese -People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.

1964-The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge -opens to traffic. (At the time it is the world's longest suspension bridge.)

1964- Second Vatican Council -The third session of the Roman Catholic Church's ecumenical council closes.

1967- Vietnam War -United States|American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."

1969- President of the United States|U.S. President -Richard Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato agree in Washington, D.C., on the return of Okinawa to Japanese control in 1972. Under the terms of the agreement, the U.S. is to retain its rights to bases on the island, but these are to be nuclear-free.

1969-The first permanent ARPANET -link is established between UCLA and SRI International|SRI.

1971- India -troops, partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrilla warfare|guerrillas), defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.

1972-Voters in South Korea -overwhelmingly approve a new constitution, giving legitimacy to Park Chung-hee and the Fourth Republic of South Korea|Fourth Republic.

1974-The Birmingham Pub Bombings -kill 21 people. The Birmingham Six are sentenced to life in prison for the crime but subsequently acquitted.

1977- Minister of Internal Affairs -Allan Highet announces that the national anthems of New Zealand shall be the traditional anthem "God Save the Queen" and "God Defend New Zealand", by Thomas Bracken (lyrics) and John Joseph Woods (music), both being of equal status as appropriate to the occasion.

1979-The United States -Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, is attacked by a mob and 1979 U.S. Embassy Burning in Islamabad|set on fire, killing four.

1980-A MGM Grand fire|deadly fire -breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Paradise, Nevada (now Bally's Las Vegas). 87 people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history.

1985- United States Navy -intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard is arrested for espionage|spying after being caught giving Israel classified information on Arab nations. He is subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

1986- Iran-Contra Affair -National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary start to shred documents allegedly implicating them in the sale of weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra (guerrillas)|Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

1992-A major tornado -strikes the Houston, Texas area during the afternoon. Over the next two days the largest tornado outbreak ever to occur in the US during November spawns over 100 tornadoes before ending on the 23rd.

1995-The Dayton Peace Agreement -is initialed at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, ending three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The agreement is formally ratified in Paris, on December 14 that same year.

1996- Humberto Vidal Explosion -Thirty-three people die when a Humberto Vidal shoe shop explodes.

2002- NATO -invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

2004-The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election, 2004|Ukrainian presidential election -is held, giving rise to massive protests and controversy over the election's integrity.

2004-The island of Dominica -is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth, Dominica|Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed.

2004-The Paris Club -agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq's external debt.

2006-Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Amine Gemayel|Pierre Gemayel -is assassinated in suburban Beirut.

2009-A 2009 Heilongjiang mine explosion|mine explosion -in Heilongjiang province, northeastern China, kills 108.

2012-At least 28 are wounded after a 2012 Tel Aviv bus bombing|bomb is thrown onto a bus -in Tel Aviv.

2013-A supermarket Riga supermarket roof collapse|roof collapse -in Riga, Zolitude killing 54 people.

Famous Birthdays


1495- John Bale -English bishop (d. 1563)

1567- Anne de Xainctonge -French saint, founded the Society of the Sisters of Saint Ursula of the Blessed Virgin (d. 1621)

1643- René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle -French-American explorer (d. 1687)

1692- Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni -Italian poet and academic (d. 1768)

1694- Voltaire -French historian, playwright, and philosopher (d. 1778)

1718- Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg -German composer, critic, and theorist (d. 1795)

1729- Josiah Bartlett -American physician and politician, 6th Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1795)

1760- Joseph Plumb Martin -American sergeant (d. 1850)

1761- Dorothea Jordan -Irish-French actress (d. 1816)

1768- Friedrich Schleiermacher -German theologian, philosopher, and scholar (d. 1834)

1787- Samuel Cunard -Canadian businessman, founded the Cunard Line (d. 1865)

1811- Zeng Guofan -Chinese general and politician, Viceroy of Liangjiang (d. 1872)

1818- Lewis H. Morgan -American lawyer, anthropologist, and theorist (d. 1881)

1835- Hetty Green -American businesswoman and financier (d. 1916)

1840- Victoria, Princess Royal -of England (d. 1901)

1851- Désiré-Joseph Mercier -Belgian cardinal (d. 1926)

1852- Francisco Tárrega -Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1909)

1853- Hussein Kamel of Egypt -(d. 1917)

1854- Pope Benedict XV -(d. 1922)

1861- Tom Horn -American police officer and murderer (d. 1903)

1866- Sigbjørn Obstfelder -Norwegian poet and author (d. 1900)

1866- Konishiki Yasokichi I -Japanese sumo wrestler, 17th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1914)

1870- Alexander Berkman -Lithuanian-American activist and author (d. 1936)

1870- Joe Darling -Australian cricketer and politician (d. 1946)

1876- Olav Duun -Norwegian author (d. 1939)

1877- Sigfrid Karg-Elert -German composer and educator (d. 1933)

1878- Gustav Radbruch -German lawyer and politician, Federal Ministry of Justice (Germany)|German Minister of Justice (d. 1949)

1882- Harold Lowe -Welsh officer on the RMS Titanic (d. 1944)

1886- Harold Nicolson -English politician and author (d. 1968)

1897- Mollie Steimer -Russian-American activist (d. 1980)

1898- René Magritte -Belgian painter (d. 1967)

1899- Jobyna Ralston -American actress (d. 1967)

1899- Harekrushna Mahatab -Indian journalist and politician, 1st List of Chief Ministers of Odisha|Chief Minister of Odisha (d. 1987)

1902- Foster Hewitt -Canadian sportscaster (d. 1985)

1902- Isaac Bashevis Singer -Polish-American author and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

1902- Mikhail Suslov -Russian soldier, economist, and politician (d. 1982)

1904- Coleman Hawkins -American saxophonist (d. 1969)

1908- Leo Politi -Italian-American author and illustrator (d. 1996)

1908- Elizabeth George Speare -American author (d. 1994)

1912- Eleanor Powell -American actress and dancer (d. 1982)

1913- John Boulting -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1985)

1913- Roy Boulting -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1913- Gunnar Kangro -Estonian mathematician, author, and academic (d. 1975)

1914- Henri Laborit -French physician and philosopher (d. 1995)

1916- Sid Luckman -American football player and soldier (d. 1998)

1916- Jadu Nath Singh -Indian soldier (d. 1948)

1919- Steve Brodie (actor)|Steve Brodie -American actor (d. 1992)

1919- Joe Kieyoomia -American soldier (d. 1997)

1920- Ralph Meeker -American actor (d. 1988)

1920- Stan Musial -American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)

1922- María Casares -Spanish-French actress (d. 1996)

1922- Abe Lemons -American basketball player and coach (d. 2002)

1923- Veljko Kadijević -Croatian general and politician, 5th Ministry of Defense (Yugoslavia)|Federal Secretary of People's Defence

1924- Joseph Campanella -American actor

1924- Milka Planinc -Croatian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (d. 2010)

1924- Christopher Tolkien -English author and academic

1925- Xie Jin -Chinese director and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1926- Odd Børretzen -Norwegian singer, author, and illustrator (d. 2012)

1926- Matti Ranin -Finnish actor (d. 2013)

1926- William Wakefield Baum -American cardinal

1926- Prem Nath -Indian actor and director (d. 1992)

1927- Georgia Frontiere -American businesswoman (d. 2008)

1929- Marilyn French -American author and academic (d. 2009)

1929- Laurier LaPierre -Canadian historian, journalist, and politician (d. 2012)

1930- Marjan Rožanc -Slovenian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1990)

1931- Lewis Binford -American archaeologist and academic (d. 2011)

1931- Revaz Dogonadze -Georgian chemist and physicist (d. 1985)

1931- Stanley Kalms, Baron Kalms -English businessman

1931- Malcolm Williamson -Australian pianist and composer (d. 2003)

1932- Beryl Bainbridge -English author (d. 2010)

1932- Chronis Exarhakos -Greek actor (d. 1984)

1932- Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen -Danish composer

1933- Henry Hartsfield -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2014)

1933- T. Rasalingam -Sri Lankan politician

1934- Laurence Luckinbill -American actor

1935- Fairuz -Lebanese singer

1936- Victor Chang -Chinese-Australian surgeon (d. 1991)

1937- Ingrid Pitt -Polish-English actress (d. 2010)

1937- Marlo Thomas -American actress and producer

1938- Helen (actress)|Helen -Burmese-Indian actress and dancer

1939- R. Budd Dwyer -American educator and politician, 30th Treasurer of Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

1940- Freddy Beras-Goico -Dominican comedian and television host (d. 2010)

1940- Dr. John -American singer-songwriter

1940- Richard Marcinko -American commander and author

1940- Natalia Makarova -Russian ballerina

1941- İdil Biret -Turkish pianist

1941- Juliet Mills -English actress

1942- Afa Anoaʻi -Samoan-American wrestler and manager

1942- Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul -German educator and politician

1943- Phil Bredesen -American businessman and politician, 48th Governor of Tennessee

1943- Jacques Laffite -French race car driver

1943- Larry Mahan -American rodeo performer

1944- Dick Durbin -American lawyer and politician

1944- Earl Monroe -American basketball player

1944- Harold Ramis -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1945- Goldie Hawn -American actress, singer, and producer

1946- Jacky Lafon -Belgian actress

1947- Nickolas Grace -English actor

1947- Tiny Ron Taylor -American actor and basketball player

1948- Lonnie Jordan -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (War (band)|War)

1948- Alphonse Mouzon -American drummer and songwriter (Weather Report and The Eleventh House)

1948- Michel Suleiman -Lebanese general and politician, 16th President of Lebanon

1948- George Zimmer -American businessman, founded Men's Wearhouse

1950- Stephen Geyer -American composer

1950- Gary Pihl -American guitarist (Boston (band)|Boston)

1952- Mervyn Davies, Baron Davies of Abersoch -Welsh banker and politician

1952- Janne Kristiansen -Norwegian lawyer and jurist

1952- Lorna Luft -American actress and singer

1953- Tina Brown -English-American journalist and author

1954- Thomas Rothman -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1954- Fiona Pitt-Kethley -English journalist, author, and poet

1955- Cedric Maxwell -American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

1956- Cherry Jones -American actress

1958- David Reivers -Jamaican-American actor and producer

1959- Sergei Ratnikov -Estonian footballer and manager

1960- Brian McNamara -American actor, director, and producer

1960- Brian Ritchie -American bass player and songwriter (Violent Femmes)

1962- Steven Curtis Chapman -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

1963- Nicollette Sheridan -English actress

1964- Shane Douglas -American wrestler and manager

1964- Charles Dunstone -English businessman, co-founded Carphone Warehouse

1964- Olden Polynice -Haitian-American basketball player and coach

1964- Stefan Sonnenfeld -Digital Intermediate (DI) Colorist

1964- Liza Tarbuck -English actress

1965- Björk -Icelandic singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (The Sugarcubes)

1965- Reggie Lewis -American basketball player (d. 1993)

1965- Alexander Siddig -Sudanese-English actor and director

1966- Troy Aikman -American football player and sportscaster

1966- Evgeny Bareev -Russian chess player

1966- Andrew Caddick -New Zealand-English cricketer

1966- Thanasis Kolitsidakis -Greek footballer

1967- Ken Block -American race car driver

1967- Tripp Cromer -American baseball player

1967- Toshihiko Koga -Japanese martial artist

1968- Inka Bause -German actress and singer

1968- Alex James (musician)|Alex James -English singer-songwriter, bass player (Blur (band)|Blur, Fat Les, Me Me Me (band)|Me Me Me, and WigWam)

1968- Christopher Noxon -American journalist and author

1968- Sean Schemmel -American voice actor, director, and screenwriter

1968- Antonio Tarver -American boxer

1969- Ken Griffey, Jr. -American baseball player

1970- Karen Davila -Filipino journalist

1970- Justin Langer -Australian cricketer and coach

1971- Michael Strahan -American football player, actor, and talk show host

1972- Rich Johnston -English author and critic

1972- Rain Phoenix -American actress and singer (The Causey Way)

1972- David Tua -Samoan-New Zealand boxer

1973- Brook Kerr -American actress

1973- Marko Lelov -Estonian footballer and manager

1973- Inés Sastre -Spanish model and actress

1974- Karen Rolton -Australian cricketer

1975- Cherie Johnson -American actress and producer

1975- Chris Moneymaker -American poker player

1975- Aaron Solowoniuk -Canadian drummer (Billy Talent)

1976- Dasha (pornographic actress)|Dasha -Czech porn actress

1976- Martin Meichelbeck -German footballer

1976- Veronika Valk -Estonian architect

1976- Daniel Whiston -English figure skater

1976- Michael Wilson (footballer)|Michael Wilson -Australian footballer

1977- Bruno Berner -Swiss footballer

1977- Yolande James -Canadian lawyer and politician

1977- Jonas Jennings -American football player

1977- Tobias Sammet -German singer-songwriter (Edguy and Avantasia)

1978- Daniel Bradshaw -Australian footballer

1978- Lucía Jiménez -Spanish actress and singer

1978- Sara Tanaka -American actress

1979- Kim Dong-wan -South Korean singer and actor (Shinhwa)

1979- Vincenzo Iaquinta -Italian footballer

1979- Stromile Swift -American basketball player

1979- Alex Tanguay -Canadian ice hockey player

1980- Hank Blalock -American baseball player

1980- Alec Brownstein -American author and director

1980- Leonardo González -Costa Rican footballer

1980- Elaine Yiu -Hong Kong actress

1981- Wesley Britt -American football player

1981- Ainārs Kovals -Latvian javelin thrower

1981- Jonny Magallón -Mexican footballer

1981- Piet Rinke -Zimbabwean cricketer

1982- Georgios Kalogiannidis -Greek archer

1982- Ryan Starr -American singer-songwriter and actress

1983- The Bella Twins|Brie Bella -American model and wrestler

1983- The Bella Twins|Nikki Bella -American model and wrestler

1983- Jamie Langley -English rugby player

1984- Álvaro Bautista -Spanish motorcycle racer

1984- Hope Dworaczyk -American model and television host

1984- Callum Ferguson -Australian cricketer

1984- Jena Malone -American actress and singer

1984- Willy Mason -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1985- Carly Rae Jepsen -Canadian singer-songwriter and actress

1985- Jesús Navas -Spanish footballer

1985- Nicola Silvestri -Italian footballer

1986- Colleen Ballinger -American comedian

1986- Ben Bishop -American ice hockey player

1986- Kristof Goddaert -Belgian cyclist (d. 2014)

1986- Jordan Lloyd -American reality contestant, winner of ''Big Brother 11 (U.S.)|Big Brother''

1987- Brian Douwes -Dutch kick-boxer

1987- Stefan Glarner -Swiss footballer

1987- Eesha Karavade -Indian chess player

1988- Len Väljas -Canadian skier

1988- Preston Zimmerman -American soccer player

1989- Will Buckley (footballer)|Will Buckley -English footballer

1989- Dárvin Chávez -Mexican footballer

1989- Fabian Delph -English footballer

1989- Getter Laar -Estonian footballer

1989- Justin Tucker -American football player

1990- Dani King -English cyclist

1990- Georgie Twigg -English hockey player

1991- Lewis Dunk -English footballer

1992- Megan and Liz|Liz Mace -American singer-songwriter (Megan and Liz)

1992- Megan and Liz|Megan Mace -American singer-songwriter (Megan and Liz)

1992- Conor Maynard -English singer-songwriter

1992- Rino Sashihara -Japanese singer (AKB48, HKT48, and Not Yet (band)|Not Yet)

1993- Elena Myers -American motorcycle racer

2001- Samantha Bailey -American actress

History of Deaths


615- Columbanus -Irish missionary and saint (b. 543)

1011- Emperor Reizei -of Japan (b. 950)

1361- Philip I, Duke of Burgundy -(b. 1346)

1555- Georgius Agricola -German mineralogist, philologist, and scholar (b. 1490)

1566- Annibale Caro -Italian poet and author (b. 1507)

1579- Thomas Gresham -English merchant and financier (b. 1519)

1652- Jan Brożek -Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (b. 1585)

1695- Henry Purcell -English organist and composer (b. 1659)

1730- François de Troy -French painter and engraver (b. 1645)

1775- John Hill (botanist)|John Hill -English botanist and author (b. 1719)

1782- Jacques de Vaucanson -French engineer (b. 1709)

1811- Heinrich von Kleist -German poet and author (b. 1777)

1844- Ivan Krylov -Russian poet and playwright (b. 1769)

1859- Yoshida Shōin -Japanese academic and politician (b. 1830)

1861- Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire -French priest and activist (b. 1802)

1870- Karel Jaromír Erben -Czech historian and poet (b. 1811)

1874- Marià Fortuny -Spanish painter (b. 1838)

1881- Ami Boué -German-Austrian geologist and ethnographer (b. 1794)

1899- Garret Hobart -American lawyer and politician, 24th Vice President of the United States (b. 1844)

1907- Paula Modersohn-Becker -German painter (b. 1876)

1908- Carl Friedrich Schmidt -German-Russian geologist and botanist (b. 1832)

1909- Peder Severin Krøyer -Norwegian-Danish painter (b. 1851

1916- Franz Joseph I of Austria -(b. 1830)

1922- Ricardo Flores Magón -Mexican journalist and activist (b. 1874)

1924- Florence Harding -American publisher, 36th List of First Ladies of the United States|First Lady of the United States (b. 1860)

1926- Edward Cummins -American golfer (b. 1886)

1938- Leopold Godowsky -Polish-American pianist and composer (b. 1870)

1941- Henrietta Vinton Davis -American actress and playwright (b. 1860)

1942- Count Leopold Berchtold -Austrian-Hungarian politician, List of foreign ministers of Austria-Hungary|Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary (b. 1863)

1942- J. B. M. Hertzog -South African general and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1866)

1945- Robert Benchley -American actor, singer, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1889)

1945- Al Davis (boxer)|Al Davis -American boxer (b. 1920)

1945- Ellen Glasgow -American author (b. 1873)

1945- Alexander Patch -American general (b. 1889)

1953- Larry Shields -American clarinet player and composer (Original Dixieland Jass Band) (b. 1893)

1955- Edward Dierkes -American soccer player (b. 1886)

1957- Francis Burton Harrison -American general and politician, 6th Governor-General of the Philippines (b. 1873)

1958- Mel Ott -American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1909)

1959- Max Baer (boxer)|Max Baer -American boxer, referee, and actor (b. 1909)

1963- Artur Lemba -Estonian composer and educator (b. 1885)

1963- Robert Stroud -American ornithologist (b. 1890)

1967- C. M. Eddy, Jr. -American author (b. 1896)

1969- Mutesa II of Buganda -(b. 1924)

1970- Newsy Lalonde -Canadian lacrosse and ice hockey player (b. 1887)

1970- C. V. Raman -Indian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

1973- Thomas Pelly -American politician (b. 1902)

1974- John B. Gambling -American radio host (b. 1897)

1974- Frank Martin (composer)|Frank Martin -Swiss-Dutch composer (b. 1890)

1975- Gunnar Gunnarsson -Icelandic author (b. 1889)

1980- Sara García -Mexican actress (b. 1895)

1981- Harry von Zell -American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1906)

1982- John Hargrave -English activist and author (b. 1894)

1984- Ben Wilson (basketball)|Ben Wilson -American basketball player (b. 1967)

1986- Jerry Colonna (entertainer)|Jerry Colonna -American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1904)

1986- Dar Robinson -American actor and stuntman (b. 1947)

1986- Marcelino Sánchez -Puerto Rican-American actor (b. 1957)

1988- Carl Hubbell -American baseball player (b. 1903)

1988- Pál Kalmár -Hungarian singer (b. 1900)

1989- Harvey Hart -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

1989- Margot Zemach -American author and illustrator (b. 1931)

1990- Dean Hart -Canadian wrestler and referee (b. 1954)

1991- Sonny Werblin -American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1907)

1992- Kaysone Phomvihane -Laotian politician, 2nd President of Laos (b. 1920)

1992- Ricky Williams (musician)|Ricky Williams -American singer-songwriter and drummer (Crime (band)|Crime, The Sleepers (San Francisco band)|The Sleepers, Flipper (band)|Flipper, and Toiling Midgets) (b. 1956)

1993- Bill Bixby -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1934)

1994- Willem Jacob Luyten -Dutch-American astronomer and academic (b. 1899)

1995- Peter Grant (music manager)|Peter Grant -English actor and manager (b. 1935)

1995- Noel Jones (diplomat)|Noel Jones -Indian-English diplomat (b. 1940)

1996- Abdus Salam -Pakistani-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)

1999- Quentin Crisp -English actor, author, and illustrator (b. 1908)

1999- Ralph Foody -American actor (b. 1928)

2000- Ernest Lluch -Spanish economist and politician (b. 1937)

2001- Salahuddin of Selangor -(b. 1926)

2002- Hadda Brooks -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1916)

2005- Alfred Anderson (veteran)|Alfred Anderson -Scottish soldier (b. 1896)

2005- Hugh Sidey -American journalist and academic (b. 1927)

2006- Hassan Gouled Aptidon -Somalian-Djiboutian politician, 1st President of Djibouti (b. 1916)

2006- Pierre Amine Gemayel -Lebanese lawyer and politician (b. 1972)

2006- Kathryn Johnston -American shooting victim (b. 1914)

2006- Robert Lockwood, Jr. -American guitarist (b. 1915)

2007- Fernando Fernán Gómez -Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

2007- Tom Johnson (ice hockey)|Tom Johnson -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1928)

2007- Noel McGregor -New Zealand cricketer (b. 1931)

2009- Konstantin Feoktistov -Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1926)

2010- Norris Church Mailer -American author (b. 1949)

2010- David Nolan (libertarian)|David Nolan -American politician and activist (b. 1943)

2010- Margaret Taylor-Burroughs -American painter and author, co-founded the DuSable Museum of African American History (b. 1917)

2011- Anne McCaffrey -American-Irish author (b. 1926)

2012- Dann Cahn -American producer and editor (b. 1923)

2012- Nick Discepola -Italian-Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1949)

2012- Mr. Food -American chef and author (b. 1931)

2012- Wang Houjun -Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1943)

2012- Șerban Ionescu -Romanian actor (b. 1950)

2012- Ajmal Kasab -Pakistani terrorist (b. 1987)

2012- Edwarda O'Bara -American Diabetic coma|coma patient (b. 1953)

2012- Austin Peralta -American pianist and composer (b. 1990)

2012- Deborah Raffin -American actress and producer (b. 1953)

2012- Algirdas Šocikas -Lithuanian boxer (b. 1928)

2012- Emily Squires -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1941)

2013- John Egerton (journalist)|John Egerton -American journalist and author (b. 1935)

2013- Fred Kavli -Norwegian-American businessman and philanthropist, founded The Kavli Foundation (b. 1927)

2013- Dimitri Mihalas -American astronomer and author (b. 1939)

2013- Vern Mikkelsen -American basketball player and coach (b. 1928)

2013- Mike Palagyi -American baseball player (b. 1917)

2013- Bernard Parmegiani -French composer (b. 1927)

2013- Cyril Perkins -English cricketer and coach (b. 1911)

2013- Tôn Thất Đính -Vietnamese general (b. 1926)

2013- Maurice Vachon -Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1929)