This Day in History

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Day History: November-30

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Events History


3340 BC- Eclipse#Historical record|Earliest believed record of an eclipse -

1707-The second Siege of Pensacola (1707)|Siege of Pensacola -comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida.

1718-Swedish king Charles XII -dies during a Siege of Fredriksten|siege of the fortress of Fredriksten in Norway.

1782- American Revolutionary War -Treaty of Paris (1783)|Treaty of Paris

1786-The Grand Duchy of Tuscany -under Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor|Pietro Leopoldo I, becomes the first modern state to abolish the capital punishment|death penalty (later commemorated as Cities for Life Day).

1803-In New Orleans, Louisiana -Spain|Spanish representatives officially transfer the Louisiana Territory to a France|French representative. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase.

1804-The Democratic-Republican Party|Democratic-Republican -controlled United States Senate begins an impeachment trial of Federalist Party (United States)|Federalist Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States|Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase.

1824-Ground is broken at Allanburg, Ontario -for the building of the first Welland Canal.

1829- First Welland Canal -opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.

1853- Crimean War -Battle of Sinop

1864- American Civil War -Battle of Franklin II|Battle of Franklin

1868-A statue of King Charles XII of Sweden -is inaugurated in Stockholm's Kungsträdgården.

1872-The Scotland v England (1872)|first-ever international football match -takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland national football team|Scotland and England national football team|England.

1886-The Folies Bergère -stages its first revue.

1902- American Old West -Harvey Logan|Kid Curry Logan, second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.

1908-A mine explosion in Marianna, Pennsylvania -kills 154.

1916- Costa Rica -signs the Buenos Aires Convention, a copyright treaty.

1934-The '' LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman -' becomes the first steam locomotive to be authenticated as reaching 100 mph.

1936-In London -the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.

1939- Winter War -Soviet Union|Soviet forces cross the Finland|Finnish border in several places and bomb Helsinki and several other Finnish cities, starting the war.

1940- Lucille Ball -marries Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut.

1942- World War II -Battle of Tassafaronga; A smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizō Tanaka defeats a U.S. cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright.

1947- 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine -begins, leading up to the creation of the state of Israel.

1953- Mutesa II of Buganda|Edward Mutesa II -the ''Kabaka of Buganda|kabaka'' (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Andrew Cohen (statesman)|Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.

1954-In Sylacauga, Alabama -United States, the Hodges Meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap in the only documented case of a human being hit by a rock from space.

1966- Barbados -becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

1967-The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen -becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

1967-The Pakistan Peoples Party -is founded by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who becomes its first chairman.

1971- Pahlavi dynasty|Iran -seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the United Arab Emirates.

1972- Vietnam War -White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells the press that there will be no more public announcements concerning United States|American troop withdrawals from Vietnam due to the fact that troop levels are now down to 27,000.

1981- Cold War -In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe. (The meetings end inconclusively on December 17.)

1982- Michael Jackson -s second solo album, ''Thriller (Michael Jackson album)|Thriller'' is released worldwide. It will become the List of best-selling albums|best-selling record album in history.

1989- Deutsche Bank -board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.

1993-American National Football League -awards 30th franchise to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

1993- President of the United States|U.S. President -Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the Brady Bill) into law.

1994-'' MS Achille Lauro -' catches fire off the coast of Somalia.

1995-Official end of Gulf War|Operation Desert Storm -

1995- President of the United States|U.S. President -Bill Clinton visits Northern Ireland and speaks in favour of the "Northern Ireland peace process" to a huge rally at Belfast City Hall. He calls terrorists "yesterday's men".

1998- Exxon -and Mobil sign a United States dollar|USD$73.7 billion agreement to merge, thus creating ExxonMobil, the world's largest company.

1999-In Seattle, Washington -United States, demonstrations against a WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 protest activity|World Trade Organization meeting by anti-globalization movement|anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.

1999- British Aerospace -and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.

2001-In Renton, Washington -United States, Gary Ridgway (aka The Green River Killer) is arrested.

2004-Longtime '' Jeopardy! -' champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah, finally loses, leaving him with {{US$|2,520,700}}, television's biggest game show winnings.

2004- Lion Air Flight 538 -crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.

2005- John Sentamu -becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.

2012-An Ilyushin Il-76 -cargo plane belonging to Aéro-Service, 2012 Aéro-Service Ilyushin Il-76T crash|crashes into houses near Maya-Maya Airport during a thunderstorm, killing at least 32 people.

Famous Birthdays


539- Gregory of Tours -French bishop and saint (d. 594)

1340- John, Duke of Berry -(d. 1416)

1364- John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel -Scottish soldier (d. 1390)

1427- Casimir IV Jagiellon -Polish king (d. 1492)

1466- Andrea Doria -Italian admiral (d. 1560)

1498- Andrés de Urdaneta -Spanish captain and explorer (d. 1568)

1508- Andrea Palladio -Italian architect, designed the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Teatro Olimpico (d. 1580)

1554- Philip Sidney -English soldier, courtier, and poet (d. 1586)

1594- John Cosin -English bishop and academic (d. 1672)

1625- Jean Domat -French jurist (d. 1696)

1637- Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont -French historian and author (d. 1698)

1645- Andreas Werckmeister -German organist, composer, and theorist (d. 1706)

1667- Jonathan Swift -Irish priest and poet (d. 1745)

1670- John Toland -Irish philosopher and author (d. 1722)

1683- Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller -Austrian field marshal (d. 1744)

1719- Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha -(d. 1772)

1722- Théodore Gardelle -Swiss painter (d. 1761)

1723- William Livingston -American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)

1748- Joachim Albertini -Italian-Polish composer (d. 1838)

1756- Ernst Chladni -German physicist (d. 1827)

1764- Franz Xaver Gerl -Austrian singer and composer (d. 1827)

1768- Jędrzej Śniadecki -Polish physician, chemist, and biologist (d. 1838)

1781- Alexander Berry -Scottish surgeon, merchant, and explorer (d. 1873)

1791- Count Franz Philipp von Lamberg -Austrian field marshal and politician (d. 1848)

1796- Carl Loewe -German singer, composer, and conductor (d. 1869)

1810- Oliver Winchester -American businessman, founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (d. 1880)

1813- Louise-Victorine Ackermann -French poet (d. 1890)

1813- Charles-Valentin Alkan -French pianist and composer (d. 1888)

1817- Theodor Mommsen -German jurist, historian, and scholar, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1903)

1821- Frederick Temple -English archbishop and academic (d. 1902)

1825- William-Adolphe Bouguereau -French painter (d. 1905)

1835- Mark Twain -American author and critic (d. 1910)

1836- Lord Frederick Cavendish -English politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (d. 1882)

1840- Henry Birks -Canadian businessman, founded Birks & Mayors (d. 1928)

1847- Afonso Pena -Brazilian lawyer and politician, 6th President of Brazil (d. 1909)

1857- Bobby Abel -English cricketer (d. 1936)

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

1863- Andrés Bonifacio -Filipino activist and politician, co-founded Katipunan (d. 1897)

1869- Gustaf Dalén -Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)

1870- Princess Henriette of Belgium -(d. 1948)

1872- John McCrae -Canadian physician, soldier, and poet (d. 1918)

1874- Winston Churchill -English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

1874- Lucy Maud Montgomery -Canadian author (d. 1942)

1875- Otto Strandman -Estonian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1941)

1883- Gustav Suits -Estonian-Swedish poet (d. 1956)

1887- Andrej Gosar -Slovenian economist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1970)

1887- Beatrice Kerr -Australian swimmer and diver (d. 1971)

1889- Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian -English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)

1889- Reuvein Margolies -Ukrainian-Israeli author and scholar (d. 1971)

1898- Firpo Marberry -American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)

1904- Clyfford Still -American painter (d. 1980)

1906- John Dickson Carr -American author and playwright (d. 1977)

1906- Andrés Henestrosa -Mexican poet, linguist, and politician (d. 2008)

1907- Jacques Barzun -French-American historian and author (d. 2012)

1909- Robert Nighthawk -American singer and guitarist (Memphis Jug Band) (d. 1967)

1911- Jorge Negrete -Mexican-American singer and actor (d. 1953)

1912- Jaan Hargel -Estonian flute player, conductor, and educator (d. 1966)

1912- Gordon Parks -American photographer and director (d. 2006)

1915- Brownie McGhee -American singer and guitarist (d. 1996)

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

1916- Dena Epstein -American musicologist and author (d. 2013)

1918- Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. -American actor (d. 2014)

1920- Virginia Mayo -American actress and singer (d. 2005)

1920- Stuart Lancaster (actor)|Stuart Lancaster -American actor (d. 2000)

1922- Graham Crowden -Scottish actor and singer (d. 2010)

1924- Elliott Blackstone -American police officer and activist (d. 2006)

1924- Shirley Chisholm -American educator and politician (d. 2005)

1924- Allan Sherman -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)

1926- Richard Crenna -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2003)

1927- Robert Guillaume -American actor, singer, and producer

1928- Takako Doi -Japanese scholar and politician (d. 2014)

1928- Joe B. Hall -American basketball player and coach

1928- Andres Narvasa -Filipino lawyer and jurist, 19th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 2013)

1929- Dick Clark -American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions (d. 2012)

1929- Joan Ganz Cooney -American screenwriter and producer, co-created ''Sesame Street''

1930- G. Gordon Liddy -American lawyer and radio host

1931- Jack Ging -American actor

1931- Bill Walsh (American football coach)|Bill Walsh -American football player and coach (d. 2007)

1931- Margot Zemach -American illustrator (d. 1989)

1932- Bob Moore -American bassist and orchestra leader (The Nashville A-Team)

1932- Cho Namchul -South Korean Go (board game)|Go player (d. 2006)

1933- Norman Deeley -English footballer (d. 2007)

1933- Jeanloup Sieff -French photographer (d. 2000)

1933- Dennis Stevens -English footballer (d. 2012)

1936- Dmitri Anosov -Russian mathematician

1936- Abbie Hoffman -American activist and author, co-founded the Youth International Party (d. 1989)

1937- Frank Ifield -English-Australian singer and guitarist

1937- Ridley Scott -English director, producer, and production designer

1937- Tom Simpson -English cyclist (d. 1967)

1937- Adeline Yen Mah -Chinese-American physician and author

1938- Jean Eustache -French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)

1938- John M. Goldman -English haematologist and oncologist (d. 2013)

1940- Kevin Phillips (political commentator)|Kevin Phillips -American journalist and author

1940- Peter Shreeves -Welsh footballer, coach, and manager

1940- Dan Tieman -American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)

1941- Phil Willis, Baron Willis of Knaresborough -English politician

1943- Terrence Malick -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1944- George Graham (footballer)|George Graham -Scottish footballer and manager

1944- Dian Parkinson -American model, Miss District of Columbia USA|Miss District of Columbia USA 1965

1945- Hilary Armstrong -English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

1945- Roger Glover -Welsh bass player, songwriter, and producer (Deep Purple, Episode Six, and Rainbow (rock band)|Rainbow)

1945- Radu Lupu -Romanian-Swiss pianist

1945- Mary Millington -English porn actress and model (d. 1979)

1945- John R. Powers -American author and playwright (d. 2013)

1945- Stan Sulzmann -English saxophonist

1946- George Duffield -English jockey

1947- Stuart Baird -English director and producer

1947- Sergio Badilla Castillo -Chilean-Swedish poet

1947- Jude Ciccolella -American actor

1947- David Mamet -American director, playwright, and screenwriter

1949- Vlassis Bonatsos -Greek actor and singer (d. 2004)

1949- Jimmy London (reggae singer)|Jimmy London -Jamaican singer-songwriter

1950- Chris Claremont -English-American author

1950- Tom Durkin -American sportscaster

1951- June Chadwick -English actress

1952- Semyon Bychkov (conductor)|Semyon Bychkov -Russian-American conductor

1952- Keith Giffen -American author and illustrator

1952- Mandy Patinkin -American actor and singer

1953- Shuggie Otis -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1953- June Pointer -American singer and actress (Pointer Sisters) (d. 2006)

1953- Jessie St. James -American porn actress

1954- Simonetta Stefanelli -Italian actress and fashion designer

1954- Lawrence Summers -American economist and academic

1955- Michael Beschloss -American historian and author

1955- Richard Burr -American businessman, academic, and politician

1955- Kevin Conroy -American actor

1955- Andy Gray (footballer, born 1955)|Andy Gray -Scottish footballer and sportscaster

1955- Billy Idol -English singer-songwriter and actor (Generation X (band)|Generation X and Chelsea (band)|Chelsea)

1955- Muricy Ramalho -Brazilian footballer and manager

1957- John Ashton (musician)|John Ashton -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Psychedelic Furs)

1957- Richard Barbieri -English keyboard player and songwriter (Porcupine Tree, Japan (band)|Japan, and The Dolphin Brothers)

1957- Andrew Calhoun -American singer-songwriter

1957- Joël Champetier -Canadian author

1957- Patrick McLoughlin -English politician, Secretary of State for Transport

1957- Colin Mochrie -Scottish-Canadian comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1957- Margaret Spellings -American politician, 8th United States Secretary of Education

1958- Juliette Bergmann -Dutch bodybuilder

1958- Stacey Q -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Q (band)|Q and SSQ (band)|SSQ)

1958- IZ the Wiz -American painter (d. 2009)

1959- Giannis Aggelakas -Greek singer, songwriter, and poet

1959- Cherie Currie -American singer-songwriter and actress (The Runaways)

1959- Lorraine Kelly -Scottish journalist and actress

1959- Hugo Swire -English politician

1960- Rich Fields -American meteorologist and game show announcer

1960- Bill Halter -American scholar and politician, 14th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas

1960- Gary Lineker -English footballer and sportscaster

1960- Bob Tewksbury -American baseball player and coach

1962- Bo Jackson -American football and baseball player

1962- Daniel Keys Moran -American computer programmer and author

1964- Michael Cudlitz -American actor and producer

1964- Jushin Liger -Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

1965- Aldair -Brazilian footballer

1965- Lee Klein -American curator and poet

1965- David Laws -English banker and politician, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

1965- Fumihito, Prince Akishino -of Japan

1965- Ben Stiller -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1966- Nigel Adams -English politician

1966- David Berkoff -American swimmer

1966- John Bishop (comedian)|John Bishop -English comedian and actor

1966- Wil Mara -American author

1966- David Nicholls (writer)|David Nicholls -English author and screenwriter

1966- Mika Salo -Finnish race car driver

1967- Rajiv Dixit -Indian activist (d. 2010)

1967- Joseph Corré -English businessman, who co-founded Agent Provocateur (lingerie)|Agent Provocateur and social activist

1968- Des'ree -English singer-songwriter

1968- Laurent Jalabert -French cyclist

1969- Marc Forster -German-Swiss director, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Marc Goossens -Belgian race car driver

1969- Amy Ryan -American actress

1969- Mike Stone (musician)|Mike Stone -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Queensrÿche and The Stick People)

1970- Walter Emanuel Jones -American actor and dancer

1970- Perrey Reeves -American actress

1971- Tonči Boban -Croatian footballer

1971- Rocco Siffredi|Rosa Caracciolo -Hungarian pornographic actress

1971- Ray Durham -American baseball player

1971- Iván Rodríguez -Puerto Rican baseball player

1972- Dan Jarvis -English soldier and politician

1972- Stanislav Kitto -Estobian footballer

1972- Abel Xavier -Portuguese footballer and manager

1973- Christian (wrestler)|Christian -Canadian wrestler and actor

1973- Im Chang-jung -South Korean actor and singer

1973- John Moyer -American bass player (Disturbed (band)|Disturbed, The Union Underground, and Adrenaline Mob)

1973- Ian Wynne -English canoe racer

1973- Kate Fischer -Australian model and actress

1974- Sébastien Tellier -French singer-songwriter

1975- Mindy McCready -American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

1975- Ben Thatcher -English footballer

1976- Marco Castro -Peruvian-American director and cinematographer

1976- Josh Lewsey -English rugby player

1976- Cypher Zero -American circus performer and producer, founded the New York Circus Arts Academy

1977- Richard Elias Anderson -Canadian basketball player

1977- Steve Aoki -American DJ and producer, founded Dim Mak Records

1977- Iván Guerrero -Honduran footballer

1977- Kazumi Saito -Japanese baseball player and coach

1977- Olivier Schoenfelder -French ice dancer

1978- Clay Aiken -American singer and actor

1978- Gael García Bernal -Mexican actor and director

1978- Benjamin Lense -German footballer

1978- Emil Steiner -American journalist and author

1979- Chris Atkinson -Australian race car driver

1979- Andrés Nocioni -Argentinian basketball player

1980- Jamie Ashdown -English footballer

1980- Shane Victorino -American baseball player

1981- Zabiuddin Ansari -Indian-Pakistani accused terrorist

1981- Rich Harden -Canadian baseball player

1981- Billy Lush -American actor

1982- Medina (singer)|Medina -Danish singer-songwriter

1982- Elisha Cuthbert -Canadian actress

1982- Tony Giarratano -American baseball player

1982- Jason Pominville -Canadian ice hockey player

1983- Andy Akinwolere -Nigerian-English television host

1983- Adrian Cristea -Romanian footballer

1983- Vladislav Polyakov -Kazakh swimmer

1984- Gergana (Bulgarian singer)|Gergana -Bulgarian singer

1984- Nigel de Jong -Dutch footballer

1984- Alan Hutton -Scottish footballer

1984- Francisco Sandaza -Spanish footballer

1985- Kaley Cuoco -American actress

1986- Jordan Farmar -American basketball player

1987- Vasilisa Bardina -Russian tennis player

1987- Ian Hecox -American comedian and actor

1987- Christel Khalil -American actress

1987- Naomi Knight -American wrestler, model, and dancer

1987- Dougie Poynter -English singer-songwriter and bass player (McFly (band)|McFly)

1988- Eir Aoi -Japanese singer

1988- Vitaliy Polyanskyi -Ukrainian footballer

1988- Tomi Saarelma -Finnish footballer

1989- Vladimír Weiss (footballer born 1989)|Vladimír Weiss -Slovak footballer

1990- Magnus Carlsen -Norwegian chess player

1990- Antoine N'Gossan -Ivorian footballer

1993- Yuri Chinen -Japanese actor and singer (NYC (band)|NYC and Hey! Say! JUMP)

1994- Sofia Araújo -Portuguese tennis player

1994- Nyjah Huston -American skateboarder

History of Deaths


1016- Edmund Ironside -English king (b. 993)

1526- Giovanni dalle Bande Nere -Italian captain (b. 1498)

1580- Richard Farrant -English playwright and composer (b. 1530)

1600- Nanda Bayin -Burmese king (b. 1535)

1623- Thomas Weelkes -English organist and composer (b. 1576)

1654- John Selden -English jurist and scholar (b. 1584)

1675- Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore -English lawyer and politician, List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador|Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1605)

1703- Nicolas de Grigny -French organist and composer (b. 1672)

1718- Charles XII of Sweden -(b. 1682)

1761- John Dollond -English optician and astronomer (b. 1706)

1765- George Glas -Scottish merchant and explorer (b. 1725)

1864- Patrick Cleburne -Irish-American general (b. 1828)

1873- Alexander Berry -Scottish-Welsh surgeon, merchant, and explorer (b. 1781)

1892- Dimitrios Valvis -Greek politician, 69th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1814)

1900- Oscar Wilde -Irish author and poet (b. 1854)

1901- Edward John Eyre -English explorer and politician, List of Governors of Jamaica|Governor of Jamaica (b. 1815)

1908- Nishinoumi Kajirō I -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 16th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1855)

1916- Dorrit Weixler -German actress (b. 1892)

1920- Vladimir May-Mayevsky -Russian general (b. 1867)

1923- John Maclean (Scottish socialist)|John Maclean -Scottish educator and activist (b. 1879)

1930- Ponnambalam Ramanathan -Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 3rd Solicitor General of Sri Lanka (b. 1851)

1933- Arthur Currie -Canadian general (b. 1875)

1934- Hélène Boucher -French pilot (b. 1908)

1934- Roy Turk -American songwriter (b. 1892)

1935- Fernando Pessoa -Portuguese poet, philosopher, and critic (b. 1888)

1942- Anthony M. Rud -American writer (b. 1893)

1943- Etty Hillesum -Dutch author (b. 1914)

1944- Paul Masson (cyclist)|Paul Masson -French cyclist (b. 1876)

1953- Francis Picabia -French painter and poet (b. 1879)

1954- Wilhelm Furtwängler -German conductor and composer (b. 1886)

1955- Josip Štolcer-Slavenski -Croatian composer (b. 1896)

1956- Viggo Wiehe -Danish actor (b. 1874)

1957- Beniamino Gigli -Italian tenor and actor (b. 1890)

1958- Hubert Wilkins -Australian pilot, ornithologist, geographer, and explorer (b. 1888)

1966- Salah Suheimat -Jordanian politician (b. 1914)

1967- Patrick Kavanagh -Irish poet and author (b. 1904)

1972- Compton Mackenzie -English-Scottish actor, author, and academic (b. 1883)

1977- Terence Rattigan -English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1911)

1979- Zeppo Marx -American actor and singer (b. 1901)

1987- Simon Carmiggelt -Dutch journalist and author (b. 1913)

1988- Pannonica de Koenigswarter -English-American singer-songwriter (b. 1913)

1989- Ahmadou Ahidjo -Cameroonian politician, 1st List of heads of state of Cameroon|President of Cameroon (b. 1924)

1989- Alfred Herrhausen -German banker (b. 1930)

1993- David Houston (singer)|David Houston -American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

1994- Guy Debord -French theorist and author (b. 1931)

1994- Lionel Stander -American actor (b. 1908)

1995- Stretch (rapper)|Stretch -American rapper, producer, and actor (b. 1968)

1996- Tiny Tim (musician)|Tiny Tim -American singer and ukulele player (b. 1932)

1997- Kathy Acker -American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1947)

1998- Ruth Clifford -American actress (b. 1900)

1998- Margaret Walker -American poet and author (b. 1915)

1999- Charlie Byrd -American guitarist (b. 1925)

2000- Eloise Jarvis McGraw -American author (b. 1915)

2000- Scott Smith (musician)|Scott Smith -Canadian bass player (Loverboy) (b. 1955)

2002- Mr. Wrestling -American wrestler (b. 1934)

2003- Gertrude Ederle -American swimmer (b. 1906)

2004- Pierre Berton -Canadian journalist and author (b. 1920)

2004- Seung Sahn -South Korean spiritual leader, founded the Kwan Um School of Zen (b. 1927)

2005- Jean Parker -American actress and singer (b. 1915)

2006- Elhadi Adam -Sudanese poet and songwriter (b. 1927)

2006- Rafael Buenaventura -Filipino banker (b. 1938)

2007- Engin Arık -Turkish physicist and academic (b. 1948)

2007- Evel Knievel -American motorcycle rider and stuntman (b. 1938)

2008- Munetaka Higuchi -Japanese drummer and producer (Loudness (band)|Loudness, Lazy (band)|Lazy, and Sly (band)|Sly) (b. 1958)

2010- Rajiv Dixit -Indian activist (b. 1967)

2010- Garry Gross -American photographer (b. 1937)

2010- Peter Hofmann -Czech-German tenor and actor (b. 1944)

2010- Daya Mata -American spiritual leader (b. 1914)

2011- Leka, Crown Prince of Albania -(b. 1939)

2012- Rogelio Álvarez -Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1938)

2012- Mario Ardizzon -Italian footballer (b. 1938)

2012- Jamelle Folsom -American wife of Jim Folsom (b. 1927)

2012- I. K. Gujral -Pakistani-Indian politician, 12th Prime Minister of India (b. 1919)

2012- Munir Malik -Pakistani cricketer (b. 1931)

2012- Dolores Mantez -English actress (b. 1936)

2012- Susil Moonesinghe -Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 4th List of Chief Ministers of Western Province|Chief Minister of Western Province (b. 1930)

2012- Homer R. Warner -American cardiologist and academic (b. 1922)

2013- Paul Crouch -American broadcaster, co-founded Trinity Broadcasting Network (b. 1934)

2013- Jean Kent -English actress (b. 1921)

2013- Moussa Konaté -Malian author and playwright (b. 1951)

2013- Tabu Ley Rochereau -Congolese-Belgian singer-songwriter (b. 1937)

2013- Doriano Romboni -Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1968)

2013- Paul Walker -American actor and producer (b. 1973)

2013- Yury Yakovlev -Russian actor (b. 1928)