This Day in History

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Day History: November-23

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


534 BC- Thespis -of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.

1174- Saladin -enters Damascus, and adds it to his domain.

1248-Conquest of Seville -by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.

1499-Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck -is hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London. He had invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV of England.

1510-First campaign of the Ottoman Empire -against the Kingdom of Imereti (modern western Georgia). Ottoman armies sack the capital Kutaisi and burn Gelati Monastery.

1531-The Second war of Kappel -results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.

1644- John Milton -publishes ''Areopagitica'', a pamphlet decrying censorship.

1733-The start of the 1733 slave insurrection on St. John -in what was then the Danish West Indies.

1808-French and Poles defeat the Spanish at battle of Tudela -

1810- Sarah Booth -debuts at the Royal Opera House.

1863- American Civil War -Third Battle of Chattanooga|Battle of Chattanooga begins

1867-The Manchester Martyrs -are hanged in Manchester, England, for killing a police officer while freeing two Irish nationalists from custody.

1876-Corrupt Tammany Hall -leader William Magear Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.

1889-The first jukebox -goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.

1890-King William III of the Netherlands -dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Wilhelmina of the Netherlands|Princess Wilhelmina to succeed him.

1910- Johan Alfred Ander -becomes the last person Capital punishment in Sweden|to be executed in Sweden.

1914- Mexican Revolution -The last of U.S. forces withdraw from United States occupation of Veracruz|Veracruz, occupied seven months earlier in response to the Tampico Affair.

1918- Heber J. Grant -succeeds Joseph F. Smith as the seventh President of the Church (LDS Church)|president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

1924- Edwin Hubble -s scientific discovery that Andromeda galaxy|Andromeda, previously believed to be a nebula within our galaxy, is actually another galaxy, and that the Milky Way galaxy|Milky Way is only one of many such galaxies in the universe, was first published in a newspaper.

1934-An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden -discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.

1936- Life (magazine)|''Life'' magazine -is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.

1939- World War II -HMS Rawalpindi|HMS ''Rawalpindi'' is sunk by the German battleships {{ship|German battleship|Scharnhorst||2}} and {{ship|German battleship|Gneisenau||2}}.

1940-World War II: Kingdom of Romania|Romania -becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers#Romania|Axis Powers.

1943-World War II: The Deutsche Opernhaus -on Bismarckstraße in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg is destroyed. It will eventually be rebuilt in 1961 and be called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

1943-World War II: Tarawa Atoll|Tarawa -and Makin Atoll|Makin atolls fall to American forces.

1946- French Navy|French -naval bombardment of Hai Phong, Viet Nam, kills thousands of civilians. This was to lead to the First Indochina War.

1955-The Cocos Islands -are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to that of Australia.

1959- President of France|French President -Charles de Gaulle declares in a speech in Strasbourg his vision for "European integration|Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals".

1963-The BBC broadcasts the first episode of '' Doctor Who -' (starring William Hartnell), which is now the world's longest running science fiction drama.

1971-Representatives of the People's Republic of China -China and the United Nations|attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.

1972-The Soviet Union makes its final attempt at successfully launching the N-1 rocket -

1974-60 Ethiopian politicians, aristocrats, military officers, and other persons are Massacre of the Sixty|executed by the provisional military government -

1976- Apneist -Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.

1979-In Dublin -Ireland, Provisional Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon (Irish republican)|Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma|Lord Mountbatten.

1980- 1980 Irpinia earthquake|A series of earthquakes -in southern Italy kills approximately 3,000 people.

1981- Iran-Contra Affair -Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contras|Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

1985-Gunmen Aircraft hijacking|hijack -EgyptAir Flight 648 while en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the aircraft, but 60 people die in the raid.

1992-The first smartphone, the IBM Simon -is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas Valley|Las Vegas, Nevada.

1993- Rachel Whiteread -wins both the £20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the £40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year.

1996- Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 -is hijacked, then crashes into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125.

2001-The Convention on Cybercrime -is signed in Budapest, Hungary.

2003- Rose Revolution -Georgia (country)|Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.

2004-The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi -the largest religious building in Georgia (country)|Georgia, is consecrated.

2005- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf -is Liberian general election, 2005|elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country.

2006-A 23 November 2006 Sadr City bombings|series of bombings -kills at least 215 people and injures 257 others in Sadr City, making it the second deadliest sectarian attack since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003.

2007-{{MS|Explorer}}, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sinks in the Antarctic Ocean -south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands. There are no fatalities.

2009-The Maguindanao massacre -occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao|Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Philippines

2010- Bombardment of Yeonpyeong -North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 marines on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea.

2011- Arab Spring -After 11 months of 2011 Yemeni uprising|protests in Yemen, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.

Famous Birthdays


912- Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 973)

1221- Alfonso X of Castile -(d. 1284)

1402- Jean de Dunois -French soldier (d. 1468)

1417- William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel -English politician (d. 1487)

1553- Prospero Alpini -Italian physician and botanist (d. 1617)

1616- John Wallis -English mathematician and cryptographer (d. 1703)

1632- Jean Mabillon -French monk and scholar (d. 1707)

1641- Anthonie Heinsius -Dutch politician (d. 1720)

1687- Jean Baptiste Senaillé -French violinist and composer (d. 1730)

1705- Thomas Birch -English historian and author (d. 1766)

1715- Pierre Charles Le Monnier -French astronomer and author (d. 1799)

1719- Spranger Barry -Irish actor (d. 1777)

1749- Edward Rutledge -American captain and politician, 39th Governor of South Carolina (d. 1800)

1760- François-Noël Babeuf -French journalist and activist (d. 1797)

1781- Theodor Valentin Volkmar -German politician, 1st List of mayors of Marburg|Mayor of Marburg (d. 1847)

1785- Jan Roothaan -Dutch priest, 21st Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1853)

1803- Theodore Dwight Weld -American author and activist (d. 1895)

1804- Franklin Pierce -American general, lawyer, and politician, 14th President of the United States (d. 1869)

1820- Isaac Todhunter -English mathematician and author (d. 1884)

1837- Johannes Diderik van der Waals -Dutch physicist and thermodynamicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)

1838- Stephanos Skouloudis -Greek banker and politician, 97th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1928)

1859- Billy the Kid -American criminal (d. 1881)

1860- Hjalmar Branting -Swedish journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Sweden, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1925)

1861- Konstantin Korovin -Russian-French painter and set designer (d. 1939)

1864- Henry Bourne Joy -American businessman (d. 1936)

1869- Valdemar Poulsen -Danish engineer (d. 1942)

1871- William Watt (Australian politician)|William Watt -Australian accountant and politician, 24th Premier of Victoria (d. 1946)

1875- Anatoly Lunacharsky -Russian journalist and politician (d. 1933)

1876- Manuel de Falla -Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1946)

1878- Frank Pick -English businessman (d. 1941)

1883- José Clemente Orozco -Mexican painter (d. 1949)

1886- Eduards Smiļģis -Latvian actor and director (d. 1966)

1887- Boris Karloff -English actor and singer (d. 1969)

1887- Henry Moseley -English physicist and chemist (d. 1915)

1888- Harpo Marx -American actor and singer (d. 1964)

1889- Harry Sunderland -Australian-English journalist and businessman (d. 1964)

1890- El Lissitzky -Russian photographer and architect (d. 1941)

1892- Erté -Russian-French illustrator and designer (d. 1990)

1896- Tsunenohana Kan'ichi -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna (d. 1960)

1897- Nirad C. Chaudhuri -Bangladeshi−English historian, author, and critic (d. 1999)

1897- Karl Gebhardt -German physician (d. 1948)

1899- Manuel dos Reis Machado -Brazilian martial artist (d. 1974)

1902- Aaron Bank -American colonel (d. 2004)

1902- Victor Jory -Canadian-American actor (d. 1982)

1905- K. Alvapillai -Ceylonese civil servant (d. 1979)

1906- Betti Alver -Estonian author and poet (d. 1989)

1907- Lars Leksell -Swedish physician and neurosurgeon (d. 1986)

1907- Run Run Shaw -Chinese-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist, founded Shaw Brothers Studio and TVB (d. 2014)

1908- Nelson S. Bond -American author and playwright (d. 2006)

1909- Nigel Tranter -Scottish historian and author (d. 2000)

1912- George O'Hanlon -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)

1914- Roger Avon -English actor (d. 1998)

1914- Donald Nixon -American businessman (d. 1987)

1914- Wilson Tucker -American projectionist and author (d. 2006)

1915- John Dehner -American actor (d. 1992)

1915- Marc Simont -French-American illustrator (d. 2013)

1916- Michael Gough -English actor (d. 2011)

1916- P. K. Page -English-Canadian author and poet (d. 2010)

1920- Paul Celan -Ukrainian-French poet (d. 1970)

1920- Wayne Thiebaud -American painter

1921- Fred Buscaglione -Italian singer and actor (d. 1960)

1922- Manuel Fraga Iribarne -Spanish politician, 3rd President of the Xunta of Galicia (d. 2012)

1922- Võ Văn Kiệt -Vietnamese politician, 6th Prime Minister of Vietnam (d. 2008)

1923- Daniel Brewster -American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2007)

1923- Billy Haughton -American harness racer and trainer (d. 1986)

1923- Julien J. LeBourgeois -American admiral (d. 2012)

1923- Gloria Whelan -American author and poet

1924- Josephine D'Angelo -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1924- Anita Linda -Filipino actress

1924- Paula Raymond -American model and actress (d. 2003)

1924- Colin Turnbull -English-American anthropologist and author (d. 1994)

1925- José Napoleón Duarte -Salvadoran politician, President of El Salvador (d. 1990)

1925- Johnny Mandel -American composer

1925- Elaine Horseman -English author (d. 1999)

1926- Sathya Sai Baba -Indian guru and philosopher (d. 2011)

1926- R. L. Burnside -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

1927- John Cole (journalist)|John Cole -Irish-English journalist and author (d. 2013)

1927- Guy Davenport -American author and scholar (d. 2005)

1927- Angelo Sodano -Italian cardinal

1928- Jerry Bock -American composer (d. 2010)

1928- John Coleman (Australian footballer)|John Coleman -Australian footballer and coach (d. 1973)

1928- Kalmer Tennosaar -Estonian singer and journalist (d. 2004)

1929- Hal Lindsey -American evangelist and author

1929- Gloria Lynne -American singer (d. 2013)

1930- Jack McKeon -American baseball player and manager

1932- Michel David-Weill -French banker

1933- Krzysztof Penderecki -Polish composer and conductor

1933- Ali Shariati -Iranian sociologist and activist (d. 1977)

1934- Lew Hoad -Australian tennis player (d. 1994)

1934- Robert Towne -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1935- Vladislav Volkov -Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 1971)

1936- Robert Barnard -English author, critic, and educator (d. 2013)

1936- Steve Landesberg -American actor and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1936- Mats Traat -Estonian poet and author

1937- Graham Hearne -English businessman

1938- Patrick Kelly (Archbishop of Liverpool)|Patrick Kelly -English archbishop

1938- Esko Nikkari -Finnish actor and singer (d. 2006)

1939- Betty Everett -American singer and pianist (d. 2001)

1940- Luis Tiant -Cuban-American baseball player and coach

1941- Alan Mullery -English footballer and manager

1941- Franco Nero -Italian actor and producer

1942- Susan Anspach -American actress

1943- Andrew Goodman -American activist (d. 1964)

1943- Sue Nicholls -English actress

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

1944- Joe Eszterhas -Hungarian-American screenwriter and producer

1944- James Toback -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1944- Peter Lindbergh -German photographer and filmmaker

1945- Assi Dayan -Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1945- Jim Doyle -American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of Wisconsin

1945- Keith Hampshire -English-Canadian singer-songwriter and radio host

1945- Jerry Harris -American sculptor

1945- Dennis Nilsen -Scottish serial killer

1945- Tony Pond -English race car driver (d. 2002)

1946- George Falconer -Scottish footballer (d. 2013)

1946- Giorgos Koudas -Greek footballer

1946- Diana Quick -English actress

1946- Bobby Rush -American soldier and politician

1947- Jean-Pierre Foucault -French radio and television host

1948- Bruce Vilanch -American actor and screenwriter

1948- Frank Worthington -English footballer and manager

1949- Tom Joyner -American radio host

1949- Alan Paul -American singer-songwriter and actor (The Manhattan Transfer)

1949- Sandra Stevens -English singer (Brotherhood of Man)

1949- Jerry verDorn -American actor

1950- Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri -Indian indologist, author, and academic

1950- Carlos Eire -Cuban-born American author and academic

1950- Chuck Schumer -American lawyer and politician

1951- Maik Galakos -Greek footballer and manager

1951- David Rappaport -English-American actor (d. 1990)

1952- Bill Troiano -American tuba player

1953- Rick Bayless -American chef and author

1953- Francis Cabrel -French singer-songwriter and guitarist

1953- Johan de Meij -Dutch trombonist, composer, and conductor

1953- Volodymyr Sabodan -Ukrainian metropolitan (d. 2014)

1954- Pete Allen (musician)|Pete Allen -English clarinet player and saxophonist

1954- Ross Brawn -English engineer

1954- Glenn Brummer -American baseball player

1954- Bruce Hornsby -American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Other Ones)

1954- Aavo Pikkuus -Estonian cyclist

1955- Steven Brust -American author

1955- Ludovico Einaudi -Italian pianist and composer

1955- Dinos Kouis -Greek footballer and coach

1955- Mary Landrieu -American politician

1956- Shane Gould -Australian swimmer and coach

1959- Maxwell Caulfield -English-American actor and singer

1959- Dominique Dunne -American actress (d. 1982)

1960- Robin Roberts (newscaster)|Robin Roberts -American sportscaster and journalist

1961- Keith Ablow -American psychiatrist and author

1961- Merv Hughes -Australian cricketer

1961- John Schnatter -American businessman, founded Papa John's Pizza

1961- Peter Stanford -English journalist and author

1962- Lance King -American singer-songwriter and producer (Avian (band)|Avian, Balance of Power (band)|Balance of Power, Shining Star (band)|Shining Star, and Empire (band)|Empire)

1962- Nicolás Maduro -Venezuelan politician, List of Presidents of Venezuela|President of Venezuela

1963- Mamoru Takuma -Japanese murderer (d. 2004)

1964- Frank Rutherford -Bahamian triple jumper

1965- Jennifer Michael Hecht -American historian, author, and poet

1965- J. T. the Brick -American radio host

1966- Vincent Cassel -French actor and producer

1966- Kevin Gallacher -Scottish footballer and sportscaster

1966- Jerry Kelly -American golfer

1966- Russell Watson -English tenor

1967- Gary Kirsten -South African cricketer and coach

1967- Salli Richardson -American actress, director, and producer

1968- Robert Denmark -English runner

1968- Hamid Hassani -Iranian lexicographer, linguist, and academic

1968- Anthony Sullivan -English rugby player

1968- Kirsty Young -Scottish journalist

1969- Mike Lünsmann -German footballer

1969- Robin Padilla -Filipino actor, martial artist, and screenwriter

1969- Üllar Saaremäe -Estonian actor, singer, and director

1969- Jonathan Seet -Singaporean-Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

1970- Zoë Ball -English radio and television host

1970- Oded Fehr -Israeli-American actor

1970- Danny Hoch -American actor and screenwriter

1970- Karsten Mueller -German chess player and author

1971- Khaled Al-Muwallid -Saudi Arabian footballer

1971- Lisa Arch -American actress

1971- Vin Baker -American basketball player

1971- Chris Hardwick -American comedian, actor, producer, and television host

1971- Sajid Khan -Indian actor and singer

1972- Chris Adler (drummer)|Chris Adler -American drummer (Lamb of God (band)|Lamb of God and Blotted Science)

1972- Veronica Avluv -American porn actress

1972- Alf-Inge Håland -Norwegian footballer

1974- Juventud Guerrera -Mexican wrestler

1974- Saku Koivu -Finnish ice hockey player

1974- Malik Rose -American basketball player and sportscaster

1974- Jamie Sharper -American football player

1976- Page Kennedy -American actor and rapper

1976- Tony Renna -American race car driver (d. 2003)

1976- Murat Salar -German-Turkish footballer

1976- Kohei Suwama -Japanese wrestler

1977- Myriam Boileau -Canadian diver

1977- Adam Eaton (pitcher)|Adam Eaton -American baseball player

1978- Ali Güneş -German-Turkish footballer

1978- Alison Mosshart -American singer-songwriter (The Kills, The Dead Weather, and Discount (band)|Discount)

1978- Kayvan Novak -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1979- Kelly Brook -English model and actress

1979- Nihat Kahveci -Turkish footballer and manager

1980- Ishmael Beah -Sierra Leonean-American soldier and author

1980- David Britz -American nanotechnologist and engineer

1980- Jonathan Papelbon -American baseball player

1982- Colby Armstrong -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Dallas Johnson -Australian rugby player

1982- Igor Kuzmin -Estonian rower

1982- Asafa Powell -Jamaican sprinter

1983- Nasser Al-Shamrani -Saudi Arabian footballer

1983- Thomas Pridgen -American drummer (The Memorials, The Mars Volta, and Trash Talk (band)|Trash Talk)

1983- Fatih Yiğituşağı -Turkish footballer

1984- Lucas Grabeel -American actor, singer, and dancer

1984- Amruta Khanvilkar -Indian actress

1985- Viktor Ahn -South Korean speed skater

1985- Scott Brash -Scottish horse rider

1985- Mike Tolbert -American football player

1986- Maxene Magalona -Filipino actress

1986- Luigi Scaglia -Italian footballer

1987- Snooki -Chilean-American actress and author

1987- Nicklas Bäckström -Swedish ice hockey player

1987- Ossi Kanervo -Finnish figure skater

1988- Saab Magalona -Filipino actress and singer

1988- Sebastian Nachreiner -German footballer

1990- Alena Leonova -Russian figure skater

1991- Ahmed Shehzad -Pakistani cricketer

1992- Miley Cyrus -American singer-songwriter and actress

1992- Go Eun-bi -South Korean singer (Ladies' Code) (d. 2014)

1996- Lia Marie Johnson -American actress

1996- Nicholas McDonald -Scottish singer

1996- Anna Yanovskaya -Russian ice dancer

1998- Bradley Steven Perry -American actor

History of Deaths


947- Berthold, Duke of Bavaria -(b. 900)

955- Eadred -English king (b. 923)

1407- Louis I, Duke of Orléans -(b. 1372)

1457- Ladislaus the Posthumous -Hungarian king (b. 1440)

1499- Perkin Warbeck -Flemish royal imposter (b. 1474)

1503- Bona of Savoy -(b. 1449)

1503- Margaret of York -(b. 1446)

1572- Bronzino -Italian painter and poet (b. 1503)

1616- Richard Hakluyt -English priest and author (b. 1552)

1682- Claude Lorrain -French-Italian painter and engraver (b. 1604)

1763- Friedrich Heinrich von Seckendorff -German field marshal and diplomat (b. 1673)

1769- Constantine Mavrocordatos -Greek prince (b. 1711)

1803- Roger Newdigate -English politician (b. 1719)

1804- Richard Graves -English minister and author (b. 1715)

1804- Ivan Mane Jarnović -Italian violinist and composer (b. 1747)

1807- Jean-François Rewbell -French lawyer and politician (b. 1747)

1814- Elbridge Gerry -American politician, 5th Vice President of the United States of America (b. 1744)

1833- Jean-Baptiste Jourdan -French general and politician, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (France)|French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1762)

1890- William III of the Netherlands -(b. 1817)

1899- Thomas Henry Ismay -English businessman, founded White Star Line (b. 1837)

1905- John Burdon-Sanderson -English physiologist and academic (b. 1828)

1910- Hawley Harvey Crippen -American physician and murderer (b. 1862)

1923- Urmuz -Romanian lawyer and author (b. 1883)

1927- Miguel Pro -Mexican priest and martyr (b. 1891)

1934- Giovanni Brunero -Italian cyclist (b. 1895)

1937- Jagadish Chandra Bose -Bangladeshi-Indian physicist, biologist, botanist, and archaeologist (b. 1858)

1937- George Albert Boulenger -Belgian-English zoologist and botanist (b. 1858)

1937- Miklós Kovács (poet)|Miklós Kovács -Hungarian-Slovene cantor and poet (b. 1857)

1948- Hack Wilson -American baseball player (b. 1900)

1956- William von Wirén -Estonian sailor (b. 1894)

1958- Nikolaos Georgantas -Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)

1958- Johnston McCulley -American author and screenwriter (b. 1883)

1966- Seán T. O'Kelly -Irish politician, 2nd President of Ireland (b. 1882)

1970- Yusof bin Ishak -Singaporean journalist and politician, 1st President of Singapore (b. 1910)

1972- Marie Wilson (American actress)|Marie Wilson -American actress and singer (b. 1916)

1973- Sessue Hayakawa -Japanese actor, director, and producer (b. 1889)

1974-victims of the Massacre of the Sixty -

1974- Cornelius Ryan -Irish-American journalist and author (b. 1920)

1976- André Malraux -French theorist and author (b. 1901)

1979- Merle Oberon -Indian-American actress and singer (b. 1911)

1979- Judee Sill -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)

1982- Grady Nutt -American minister and author (b. 1934)

1983- Juhan Muks -Estonian painter (b. 1899)

1983- Waheed Murad -Pakistani actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)

1984- Leonard Baker -American historian and author (b. 1931)

1990- Roald Dahl -Welsh-English pilot, author, and screenwriter (b. 1916)

1990- Bo Díaz -Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1953)

1991- Klaus Kinski -German-American actor and director (b. 1926)

1992- Roy Acuff -American singer-songwriter and fiddler (b. 1903)

1992- Jean-François Thiriart -Belgian politician (b. 1922)

1994- Art Barr -American wrestler (b. 1966)

1994- Tommy Boyce -American songwriter (b. 1939)

1994- Irwin Kostal -American songwriter, screenwriter and publisher (b. 1911)

1995- Louis Malle -French-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)

1995- Junior Walker -American singer and saxophonist (b. 1931)

1996- Mohamed Amin -Kenyan photographer and journalist (b. 1943)

1996- Art Porter, Jr. -American saxophonist and songwriter (b. 1961)

1998- Dan Osman -American rock climber (b. 1963)

1997- Jorge Mas Canosa -Cuban-American businessman (b. 1939)

2000- Rayner Unwin -English publisher (b. 1925)

2001- Bo Belinsky -American baseball player (b. 1936)

2001- O. C. Smith -American singer (b. 1932)

2001- Mary Whitehouse -English educator and activist (b. 1910)

2002- Roberto Matta -Chilean-Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1911)

2004- Pete Franklin -American radio host (b. 1928)

2005- Constance Cummings -American-English actress (b. 1910)

2005- Frank Gatski -American football player and soldier (b. 1919)

2006- Jesús Blancornelas -Mexican journalist, co-founded ''Zeta (magazine)|Zeta Magazine'' (b. 1936)

2006- Nick Clarke -English journalist (b. 1948)

2006- Betty Comden -American actress, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

2006- Alexander Litvinenko -Russian spy (b. 1962)

2006- Philippe Noiret -French actor (b. 1930)

2006- Anita O'Day -American singer (b. 1919)

2006- Willie Pep -American boxer (b. 1922)

2007- Joe Kennedy (baseball)|Joe Kennedy -American baseball player (b. 1979)

2007- Óscar Carmelo Sánchez -Bolivian footballer and manager (b. 1971)

2007- Robert Vesco -American-Cuban financier (b. 1935)

2007- Pat Walsh (rugby union)|Pat Walsh -New Zealand rugby player (b. 1936)

2009- José Arraño Acevedo -Chilean journalist and historian (b. 1921)

2009- Juzefas Jurgelevičius -Lithuanian footballer (b. 1947)

2010- Joyce Howard -English-American actress (b. 1922)

2010- Ingrid Pitt -Polish-English actress and author (b. 1937)

2010- James Tyler (music)|James Tyler -American lute player and composer (b. 1940)

2011- Jim Rathmann -American race car driver (b. 1928)

2012- Veerapandy S. Arumugam -Indian politician (b. 1937)

2012- José Luis Borau -Spanish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

2012- Chuck Diering -American baseball player (b. 1923)

2012- Lawrence Guyot -American activist (b. 1939)

2012- Larry Hagman -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1931)

2012- Diana Isaac -English-New Zealand businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1921)

2012- Tadeusz Kwapień -Polish skier (b. 1923)

2012- Go Native -Irish race horse (b. 2003)

2012- Nelson Prudêncio -Brazilian triple jumper (b. 1944)

2012- Hal Trosky, Jr. -American baseball player (b. 1936)

2013- Connie Broden -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1932)

2013- Nikolai Kondratenko -Russian politician, Governor of Krasnodar Krai (b. 1940)

2013- Jay Leggett -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1963)

2013- Peter B. Lewis -American businessman (b. 1933)

2013- Wayne Mills (singer)|Wayne Mills -American singer-songwriter (b. 1969)

2013- Costanzo Preve -Italian philosopher and theorist (b. 1943)

2013- Delbert Tibbs -American poet and activist (b. 1939)