This Day in History

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Day History: November-26

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Events History


783-The King of Asturias|Asturian queen -Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus of Asturias|Mauregatus.

1161- Battle of Caishi -A Song Dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin Dynasty (1115–1234)|Jin Dynasty ships on the Yangtze River during the Jurchen campaigns against the Song Dynasty|Jin-Song wars.

1476- Vlad the Impaler -(Dracula) defeats Basarab Laiotă cel Bătrân|Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.

1703-The Great Storm of 1703 -the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, makes landfall. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people die.

1778-In the Hawaiian Islands -Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui (island)|Maui.

1784-The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture -of the United States established.

1789-A national Thanksgiving (United States)|Thanksgiving Day -is observed in the United States as recommended by President of the United States|President George Washington and approved by U.S. Congress|Congress.

1805-Official opening of Thomas Telford -s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

1825-At Union College -in Schenectady, New York, a group of college students form the Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social Fraternities and sororities|fraternity.

1842-The University of Notre Dame -is founded.

1863- President of the United States|United States President -Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving (United States)|Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. (Since 1941, it has been on the fourth Thursday.)

1865- Battle of Papudo -A Spain|Spanish navy schooner is defeated by a Chilean corvette north of Valparaiso, Chile.

1917-The National Hockey League -is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators (original)|Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.

1918-The Montenegran Podgorica Assembly -votes for a "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.

1922- Howard Carter (archaeologist)|Howard Carter -and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon|Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.

1922-'' Toll of the Sea -' debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor. (''The Gulf Between'' was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed.)

1939- Shelling of Mainila -The Soviet Army orchestrates an incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.

1942- World War II -Partisans (Yugoslavia)|Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the AVNOJ|Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia (region)|Bosnia.

1943-World War II: HMT Rohna -is sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean Sea|Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.

1944-World War II: A Nazi Germany|German -V-2 rocket Woolworths Group plc#Disasters|hits a Woolworth's shop on New Cross|New Cross High Street in London, United Kingdom, killing 168 people.

1944-World War II: Nazi Germany|Germany -begins V-1 (flying bomb)|V-1 and V-2 rocket|V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.

1949-The Constituent Assembly of India -adopts the Constitution of India|constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

1950- Korean War -Troops from the People's Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River and Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.

1965-In the Hammaguir -launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launches a Diamant|Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, ''Asterix-1'', on board.

1968- Vietnam War -United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire. He is later awarded the Medal of Honor.

1970-In Basse-Terre -Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.

1977-An unidentified hijacker named " Vrillon -, claiming to be the representative of the "Ashtar Galactic Command", takes over United Kingdom|Britain's Southern Television for six minutes, starting at 5:12 pm.

1983- Brink's-MAT robbery -In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink's-MAT vault at Heathrow Airport.

1986- Iran-Contra scandal -President of the United States|U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.

1990-The Delta II -rocket makes its maiden flight.

1991- National Assembly of Azerbaijan -abolishes Law on Abolishment of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast|the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities back to their original names.

1998- Tony Blair -becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Oireachtas, the parliament of Republic of Ireland|Ireland.

2000- George W. Bush -is certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes by Katherine Harris, going on to win the United States presidential election, despite losing in the national popular vote.

2003- Concorde -makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.

2004- Ruzhou School massacre -A man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.

2004-The last Po'ouli -(Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii, before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.

2008- 2008 Mumbai attacks -by Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba.

2011- 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan -NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.

Famous Birthdays


1436- Catherine of Portugal (nun)|Catherine of Portugal -(d. 1463)

1604- Johannes Bach -German organist and composer (d. 1673)

1607- John Harvard (clergyman)|John Harvard -English-American minister (d. 1638)

1609- Henry Dunster -English-American clergyman and academic (d. 1659)

1657- William Derham -English minister and philosopher (d. 1735)

1678- Jean-Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan -French geophysicist and astronomer (d. 1771)

1703- Theophilus Cibber -English actor and playwright (d. 1758)

1727- Artemas Ward -American general and politician (d. 1800)

1731- William Cowper -English poet and hymn-writer (d. 1800)

1792- Sarah Moore Grimké -American author and activist (d. 1873)

1827- Ellen G. White -American religious leader and author, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1915)

1828- Robert Battey -American surgeon and academic (d. 1895)

1828- René Goblet -French politician, 52nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1905)

1832- Rudolph Koenig -German-French physicist (d. 1901)

1832- Mary Edwards Walker -American surgeon and activist, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1919)

1847- Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark)|Maria Fyodorovna -Danish wife of Alexander III of Russia (d. 1928)

1853- Bat Masterson -Canadian-American police officer and journalist (d. 1921)

1857- Ferdinand de Saussure -Swiss linguist and author (d. 1913)

1858- Katharine Drexel -American nun and saint (d. 1955)

1864- Edward Higgins -English 3rd General of the Salvation Army (d. 1947)

1869- Maud of Wales -(d. 1938)

1876- Willis Carrier -American engineer, invented air conditioning (d. 1950)

1878- Marshall Taylor -American cyclist (d. 1932)

1885- Heinrich Brüning -German lieutenant, economist, and politician, List of Chancellors of Germany|Chancellor of Germany (d. 1970)

1889- Albert Dieudonné -French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1976)

1891- Scott Bradley -American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1977)

1894- James Charles McGuigan -Canadian cardinal (d. 1974)

1894- Norbert Wiener -American-Swedish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1964)

1895- Bill W. -American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)

1897- Wim Hesterman -Dutch boxer (d. 1971)

1898- Karl Ziegler -German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

1899- Richard Hauptmann -German-American murderer (d. 1936)

1900- Reinhold Kesküll -Russian-Estonian sprinter (d. 1942)

1901- William Sterling Parsons -American admiral (d. 1953)

1902- Maurice McDonald -American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (d. 1971)

1903- Alice Herz-Sommer -Czech-English pianist and educator (d. 2014)

1904- Armand Frappier -Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)

1905- Bob Johnson (outfielder)|Bob Johnson -American baseball player (d. 1982)

1907- Ruth Patrick -American botanist and limnologist (d. 2013)

1908- Charles Forte, Baron Forte -Italian-Scottish businessman, founded Forte Group (d. 2007)

1908- Lefty Gomez -American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)

1909- Fritz Buchloh -German footballer and manager (d. 1998)

1909- Frances Dee -American actress and singer (d. 2004)

1909- Eugène Ionesco -Romanian-French playwright (d. 1994)

1910- Cyril Cusack -South African-Irish actor (d. 1993)

1911- Samuel Reshevsky -American chess player (d. 1992)

1912- Eric Sevareid -American journalist (d. 1992)

1914- Charles Breijer -Dutch photographer (d. 2011)

1915- Earl Wild -American pianist and composer (d. 2010)

1918- Patricio Aylwin -Chilean lawyer and politician, 31st President of Chile

1919- Ryszard Kaczorowski -Polish soldier and politician, 6th List of heads of state of Poland|President of the Republic of Poland (d. 2010)

1919- Frederik Pohl -American author (d. 2013)

1919- Ram Sharan Sharma -Indian historian and academic (d. 2011)

1920- Daniel Petrie -Canadian-American director and producer (d. 2004)

1921- Verghese Kurien -Indian engineer and businessman, founded Amul (d. 2012)

1922- Charles M. Schulz -American cartoonist, created ''Peanuts'' (d. 2000)

1923- V. K. Murthy -Indian cinematographer (d. 2014)

1923- Pat Phoenix -English actress (d. 1986)

1924- Michael Holliday -English singer (d. 1963)

1924- George Segal (artist)|George Segal -American painter and sculptor (d. 2000)

1925- Eugene Istomin -American pianist (d. 2003)

1926- Rabi Ray -Indian politician, 10th Speaker of the Lok Sabha

1927- Ernie Coombs -American-Canadian television host (d. 2001)

1928- Nishida Tatsuo -Japanese linguist and academic (d. 2012)

1929- Betta St. John -American actress, singer and dancer

1930- Berthold Leibinger -German engineer and philanthropist, founded Berthold Leibinger Stiftung

1931- Adolfo Pérez Esquivel -Argentinian painter, sculptor, and activist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1931- Adrianus Johannes Simonis -Dutch cardinal

1933- Robert Goulet -American-Canadian singer and actor (d. 2007)

1933- Richard Holloway -Scottish bishop and radio host

1933- Stanley Long -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1933- Jamshid Mashayekhi -Iranian actor

1936- Margaret Boden -English computer scientist and psychologist

1937- John Moore, Baron Moore of Lower Marsh -English politician, Secretary of State for Health

1937- Boris Yegorov -Russian physician and astronaut (d. 1994)

1938- Porter Goss -American soldier and politician, 19th Director of the CIA

1938- Rodney Jory -Australian physicist and academic

1938- Rich Little -Canadian-American comedian, actor, and singer

1939- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi -Malaysian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia

1939- Wayland Flowers -American actor and puppeteer (d. 1988)

1939- John Gummer -English politician, Secretary of State for the Environment

1939- Mark Margolis -American actor

1939- Grey Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie -Irish-Scottish politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

1939- Art Themen -English saxophonist and surgeon

1939- Tina Turner -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Ike & Tina Turner)

1940- Enrico Bombieri -Italian mathematician and academic

1940- Kotozakura Masakatsu -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 2007)

1940- Quentin Skinner -English historian, author, and academic

1941- Susanne Marsee -American soprano and actress

1942- Olivia Cole -American actress

1942- Đặng Thùy Trâm -Vietnamese physician and author (d. 1970)

1943- Paul Burnett -English radio host

1943- Bruce Paltrow -American director and producer (d. 2002)

1943- Marilynne Robinson -American author and academic

1943- Dale Sommers -American radio host (d. 2012)

1944- Jean Terrell -American singer (The Supremes)

1944- Joyce Quin, Baroness Quin -English academic and politician, Minister of State for Europe

1945- Daniel Davis -American actor

1945- John McVie -English bass player (Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers)

1945- Jim Mullen -Scottish guitarist (Kokomo (band)|Kokomo and Morrissey–Mullen)

1945- Michael Omartian -American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Rhythm Heritage)

1945- Björn von Sydow -Swedish academic and politician, 27th Minister for Defence (Sweden)|Swedish Minister for Defence

1946- Raymond Louis Kennedy -American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (d. 2014)

1946- Art Shell -American football player and coach

1946- Itamar Singer -Romanian-Israeli historian and author (d. 2012)

1947- Roger Wehrli -American football player

1947- Susanne Zenor -American actress

1948- Krešimir Ćosić -Croatian basketball player and coach (d. 1995)

1948- Claes Elfsberg -Swedish journalist

1948- Marianne Muellerleile -American actress

1948- Galina Prozumenshchikova -Ukrainian swimmer and journalist

1948- Peter Wheeler (rugby union)|Peter Wheeler -English rugby player

1949- Mari Alkatiri -East Timorese geographer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of East Timor

1949- Shlomo Artzi -Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist

1949- Juanin Clay -American actress (d. 1995)

1949- Martin Lee (singer)|Martin Lee -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brotherhood of Man)

1949- Vincent A. Mahler -American political scientist and academic

1950- Honey Wilder -American porn actress

1951- Ilona Staller -Hungarian-Italian porn actress, singer, and politician

1951- Sulejman Tihić -Bosnian politician (d. 2014)

1953- Hilary Benn -English politician, Secretary of State for International Development

1953- Harry Carson -American football player and sportscaster

1953- Desiré Wilson -South African race car driver

1954- Roz Chast -American cartoonist

1954- Velupillai Prabhakaran -Sri Lankan rebel leader, founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (d. 2009)

1955- Gisela Stuart -German-English politician

1956- Dale Jarrett -American race car driver

1956- Don Lake -Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter

1956- Keith Vaz -Yemeni-English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Europe

1959- Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs -American academic and feminist writer

1959- Jerry Schemmel -American sportscaster

1960- Chuck Eddy -American journalist

1960- Harold Reynolds -American baseball player and sportscaster

1961- Ivory (wrestler)|Ivory -American wrestler

1961- Karan Bilimoria, Baron Bilimoria -Indian-English businessman, co-founded Cobra Beer

1961- Marcy Walker -American minister and actress

1962- Chuck Finley -American baseball player

1963- Mario Elie -American basketball player and coach

1963- Matt Frei -German-English journalist and author

1963- Joe Lydon (rugby)|Joe Lydon -English rugby player and coach

1964- Vreni Schneider -Swiss skier

1965- Scott Adsit -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1965- Des Walker -English footballer

1966- Garcelle Beauvais -Haitian-American actress and singer

1966- Fahed Dermech -Tunisian footballer

1967- Ridley Jacobs -Antiguan cricketer

1968- Edna Campbell -American basketball player, sportscaster, and nurse

1969- Shawn Kemp -American basketball player

1969- Kara Walker -American painter and illustrator

1970- John Amaechi -American-English basketball player and sportscaster

1970- Dave Hughes -Australian comedian and radio host

1971- Vicki Pettersson -American author

1971- Ryan Robbins -Canadian actor

1971- Winky Wright -American boxer and actor

1972- Christopher Fitzgerald (actor)|Christopher Fitzgerald -American actor and singer

1972- Helger Hallik -Estonian wrestler

1972- Chris Osgood -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1972- Arjun Rampal -Indian actor

1973- Peter Facinelli -American actor, director, and producer

1973- Kristin Bauer van Straten -American actress

1974- Tammy Lynn Michaels -American actress

1974- Roman Šebrle -Czech decathlete

1975- DJ Khaled -American rapper and producer

1975- Patrice Lauzon -Canadian figure skater

1976- Maven (wrestler)|Maven -American wrestler

1976- Andreas Augustsson -Swedish footballer

1976- Brian Schneider -American baseball player

1977- Ivan Basso -Italian cyclist

1977- Paris Lenon -American football player

1977- John Parrish (baseball)|John Parrish -American baseball player

1977- Campbell Walsh -Scottish canoe racer

1978- Jun Fukuyama -Japanese voice actor and singer

1979- B. J. Averell -American reality show contestant, winner of ''The Amazing Race 9''

1980- Jason Griffith -American voice actor

1980- Satoshi Ohno -Japanese singer and actor (Arashi)

1980- Jackie Trail -American tennis player

1981- Stephan Andersen -Danish footballer

1981- Natasha Bedingfield -English singer-songwriter and producer

1981- OJ da Juiceman -American rapper (1017 Brick Squad)

1981- Natalie Gauci -Australian singer and pianist (Tune in Tokyo (band)|Tune in Tokyo)

1981- Gina Kingsbury -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Keith Ballard -American ice hockey player

1982- Dallas Johnson -Australian rugby player

1983- Chris Hughes -American publisher and businessman, co-founded Facebook

1983- Emiri Katō -Japanese voice actress and singer

1984- Antonio Puerta -Spanish footballer (d. 2007)

1986- Konstadinos Filippidis -Greek pole vaulter

1986- Kanae Itō -Japanese voice actress and singer

1986- Bauke Mollema -Dutch cyclist

1986- Trevor Morgan (actor)|Trevor Morgan -American actor

1986- Alberto Sgarbi -Italian rugby player

1987- Missy Stone -American pornographic actress

1987- Georgios Tzavelas -Greek footballer

1988- Blake Harnage -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Versa (band)|Versa)

1988- Yumi Kobayashi -Japanese model

1990- Chip (rapper)|Chip -English rapper

1990- Avery Bradley -American basketball player

1990- Rita Ora -Kosovan-English singer-songwriter and actress

1990- Danny Welbeck -English footballer

1991- Manolo Gabbiadini -Italian footballer

1992- Louis Ducruet -Monacan son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco

1993- Erena Ono -Japanese actress and singer (AKB48)

1994- Azra Hadzic -Australian tennis player

History of Deaths


399- Pope Siricius -(b. 334)

1504- Isabella I of Castile -(b. 1451)

1621- Ralph Agas -English surveyor and cartographer (b. 1540)

1639- John Spottiswoode -Scottish archbishop (b. 1565)

1651- Henry Ireton -English-Irish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1611)

1661- Luis Méndez de Haro -Spanish general and politician (b. 1598)

1688- Philippe Quinault -French playwright (b. 1635)

1689- Marquard Gude -German archaeologist and scholar (b. 1635)

1717- Daniel Purcell -English organist and composer (b. 1664)

1719- John Hudson (classicist)|John Hudson -English librarian and scholar (b. 1662)

1780- James Steuart (economist)|James Steuart -Scottish economist and educator (b. 1712)

1836- John Loudon McAdam -Scottish engineer (b. 1756)

1851- Jean-de-Dieu Soult -French general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of France (b. 1769)

1855- Adam Mickiewicz -Polish poet and playwright (b. 1798)

1857- Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff -German poet and author (b. 1788)

1872- Pavel Kiselyov -Russian general and politician (b. 1788)

1882- Otto Theodor von Manteuffel -Prussian politician, Minister President of Prussia (b. 1805)

1883- Sojourner Truth -American activist (b. 1797)

1885- Thomas Andrews (scientist)|Thomas Andrews -Irish chemist and physicist (b. 1813)

1892- Charles Lavigerie -French cardinal (b. 1825)

1895- George Edward Dobson -Irish zoologist, photographer, and surgeon (b. 1848)

1896- Coventry Patmore -English poet and critic (b. 1823)

1912- Patriarch Joachim III of Constantinople -(b. 1834)

1919- Felipe Ángeles -Mexican general (b. 1868)

1926- John Browning -American weapons designer, founded the Browning Arms Company (b. 1855)

1928- Reinhard Scheer -German admiral (b. 1863)

1934- Mykhailo Hrushevskyi -Ukrainian historian and politician (b. 1866)

1938- Flora Call Disney -American mother of Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney (b. 1868)

1941- Niels Hansen Jacobsen -Danish sculptor (b. 1861)

1941- Ernest Lapointe -Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Minister of Justice (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1876)

1943- Edward O'Hare -American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1914)

1952- Sven Hedin -Swedish geographer and explorer (b. 1865)

1954- Bill Doak -American baseball player (b. 1891)

1956- Tommy Dorsey -American trombonist, trumpet player, and composer (b. 1905)

1959- Albert Ketèlbey -English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1875)

1962- Albert Sarraut -French politician, 106th Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)

1963- Amelita Galli-Curci -Italian soprano (b. 1882)

1971- Giacomo Alberione -Italian priest and publisher (b. 1884)

1973- John Rostill -English bass player and songwriter (The Shadows) (b. 1942)

1974- Cyril Connolly -English author and critic (b. 1903)

1977- Yoshibayama Junnosuke -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 43rd Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1920)

1981- Pete DePaolo -American race car driver (b. 1898)

1981- Max Euwe -Dutch chess player (b. 1901)

1982- Juhan Aavik -Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1884)

1985- Vivien Thomas -American surgeon and academic (b. 1910)

1986- Betico Croes -Aruban politician and activist (b. 1938)

1987- Thomas George Lanphier, Jr. -American colonel and pilot (b. 1915)

1987- J. P. Guilford -American psychologist and educator (b. 1897)

1989- Ahmed Abdallah -Comorian politician, List of heads of state of the Comoros|President of Comoros (b. 1919)

1991- Ed Heinemann -American engineer (b. 1908)

1991- Bob Johnson (ice hockey b. 1931)|Bob Johnson -American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)

1994- David Bache -English car designer (b. 1925)

1994- Joey Stefano -American porn actor (b. 1968)

1994- Arturo Rivera y Damas -Salvadoran archbishop (b. 1923)

1996- Michael Bentine -English actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)

1996- Paul Rand -American art director and graphic designer (b. 1914)

1997- Marguerite Henry -American author (b. 1902)

1998- Jonathan Kwitny -American journalist (b. 1941)

2001- Nils-Aslak Valkeapää -Finnish author, poet, and painter (b. 1943)

2002- Polo Montañez -Cuban singer-songwriter (b. 1955)

2002- Verne Winchell -American businessman, founded Winchell's Donuts (b. 1915)

2003- Soulja Slim -American rapper (UTP (group)|UTP) (b. 1978)

2003- Stefan Wul -French surgeon and author (b. 1922)

2004- Philippe de Broca -French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1933)

2005- Takanori Arisawa -Japanese composer (b. 1951)

2005- Stan and Jan Berenstain|Stan Berenstain -American author and illustrator, co-created the ''Berenstain Bears'' (b. 1923)

2005- Mark Craney -American drummer (Jethro Tull (band)|Jethro Tull) (b. 1952)

2006- Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos -Portuguese painter and poet (b. 1923)

2006- Dave Cockrum -American author and illustrator (b. 1943)

2006- Isaac Gálvez -Spanish cyclist (b. 1975)

2006- Raúl Velasco -Mexican television host and producer (b. 1933)

2007- Silvestre S. Herrera -Mexican-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1917)

2007- Mel Tolkin -Russian-Canadian screenwriter and producer (b. 1913)

2007- Herb McKenley -Jamaican sprinter (b. 1922)

2008-Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks -

2008- Vitaly Karayev -Russian politician (b. 1962)

2008- Edna Parker -American super-centenarian (b. 1893)

2008- De'Angelo Wilson -American actor (b. 1979)

2010- Palle Huld -Danish actor (b. 1912)

2012- Celso Advento Castillo -Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1943)

2012- Bill Hollar -American race car driver (b. 1938)

2012- Peter Marsh (athlete)|Peter Marsh -Australian table tennis player (b. 1948)

2012- Joseph Murray -American surgeon, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)

2012- P. K. Venukuttan Nair -Indian actor (b. 1931)

2012- M. C. Nambudiripad -Indian author (b. 1919)

2012- Martin Richards (producer)|Martin Richards -American theater and film producer (b. 1932)

2013- Arik Einstein -Israeli singer-songwriter and actor (The High Windows) (b. 1939)

2013- John Galbraith Graham -English priest and academic (b. 1921)

2013- Jane Kean -American actress and singer (b. 1923)

2013- Saul Leiter -American photographer and painter (b. 1923)

2013- Tony Musante -American actor and screenwriter (b. 1936)

2013- Temistocle Popa -Romanian actor and composer (b. 1921)

2013- Cayetano -Paraguayan footballer and coach (b. 1938)

2013- Stan Stennett -Welsh actor (b. 1925)