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54- Roman Emperor -Claudius is poisoned to death under mysterious circumstances. His 17-year-old stepson Nero succeeds him to the Roman throne.
409- Vandals -and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania.
1307-Hundreds of Knights Templar -in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Philip IV of France|Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into a "Coercion|confession" of Christian heresy|heresy.
1332- Rinchinbal Khan, Emperor Ningzong of Yuan -becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, reigning for only 53 days.
1582-Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar -this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
1644-A Swedish–Dutch fleet defeats the Danish fleet at Battle of Fehmarn (1644)|Fehmarn -and captures about 1,000 prisoners.
1710- Habitation at Port-Royal|Port Royal -the capital of French Acadia, Siege of Port Royal (1710)|falls in a siege by British forces.
1773-The Whirlpool Galaxy -is discovered by Charles Messier.
1775-The United States Continental Congress -orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).
1792-In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House -since 1818) is laid.
1812- War of 1812 -Battle of Queenston Heights
1843-In New York City, Henry Jones (B'nai Brith)|Henry Jones -and 11 others found B'nai B'rith (the oldest Jewish service organization in the world).
1845-A majority of voters in the Republic of Texas -approve a proposed constitution that, if accepted by the United States Congress|U.S. Congress, will make Texas a U.S. state.
1881- Revival of the Hebrew language#First Aliyah|First known conversation -in modern Hebrew by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and friends.
1884- Greenwich -in London, England, is established as Universal Time meridian of longitude.
1885-The Georgia Institute of Technology -(Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, United States.
1892- Edward Emerson Barnard -discovers 206P/Barnard–Boattini|D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14.
1911- Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn -becomes the first Governor-General of Canada of royal descent.
1914-In Major League Baseball -s 1914 World Series|World Series, the 1914 Boston Braves season|Boston Braves defeat the 1914 Philadelphia Athletics season|Philadelphia Athletics, 4 games to 0, at Fenway Park in Boston, completing the first World Series Sweep#Sports|sweep in history.
1915-The Battle of the Hohenzollern Redoubt -marks the end of the Battle of Loos in northern France, World War I.
1917-The " Miracle of the Sun -is witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Fátima, Portugal.
1918- Mehmed Talat Pasha -and the Young Turk (C.U.P.) ministry resign and sign an armistice, ending Ottoman Empire|Ottoman participation in World War I.
1921-The Soviet republics of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic|Russia -Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic|Armenia, Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic|Azerbaijan, and Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic|Georgia sign the Treaty of Kars with the Grand National Assembly of Turkey to establish the contemporary borders between Turkey and the South Caucasus states.
1923- Ankara -replaces Istanbul as the capital of Turkey.
1943- World War II -The new government of Italy sides with the Allies of World War II|Allies and declares war on Germany.
1944-World War II: Riga -the capital of Latvia is occupied by the Red Army.
1946-France French constitutional referendum, October 1946|adopts -the constitution of the French Fourth Republic|Fourth Republic.
1958- Paddington Bear -a classic character from English children's literature, makes his debut.
1962-The Pacific Northwest -experiences Columbus Day Storm of 1962|a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.
1967-The first game in the history of the American Basketball Association -is played as the Anaheim Amigos lose to the Virginia Squires|Oakland Oaks 134-129 in Oakland, California.
1970- Fiji -joins the United Nations.
1972-An Aeroflot -Ilyushin Il-62 Aeroflot Flight 217|crashes outside Moscow killing 174.
1972- Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 -crashes in the Andes mountains, near the border between Argentina and Chile. By December 23, 1972, only 16 out of 45 people lived long enough to be rescued.
1976-A Bolivian Boeing 707 -cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
1976-The first Electron microscope|electron micrograph -of an Ebola virus|viral particle is obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at University of California, Davis|U.C. Davis, who was then working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|C.D.C.
1977-Four Palestinian people|Palestinian -hijack ''Lufthansa Flight 181'' to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
1983- Ameritech Mobile Communications -(now AT&T Inc.) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago.
1990-End of the Lebanese Civil War -Syrian forces launch an attack on the free areas of Lebanon removing General Michel Aoun from the presidential palace.
1992-An Antonov An-124 -operated by Antonov Airlines registered CCCP-82002, crashes near Kiev, Ukraine killing 8.
2010-The 2010 Copiapó mining accident -in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.
2013-A 2013 Madhya Pradesh stampede|stampede -breaks out on a bridge near the Ratangarh Mata Temple in Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India during the Hindu festival Navratri, killing 115 people and injuring more than 110.
1162- Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile -(d. 1214)
1381- Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel -English politician, Lord High Treasurer of England (d. 1415)
1453- Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales -(d. 1471)
1474- Mariotto Albertinelli -Italian painter (d. 1515)
1499- Claude of France -(d. 1524)
1566- Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork -Irish politician, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland (d. 1643)
1613- Luisa de Guzmán -Spanish-Portuguese wife of John IV of Portugal (d. 1666)
1696- John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey -English courtier and politician, Lord Privy Seal (d. 1743)
1713- Allan Ramsay (artist)|Allan Ramsay -Scottish-English painter (d. 1784)
1756- James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier -English admiral and politician, 36th List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador|Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1833)
1768- Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin -French admiral and explorer (d. 1839)
1820- John William Dawson -Canadian geologist and academic (d. 1899)
1821- Rudolf Virchow -German physician, biologist, and politician (d. 1902)
1825- Charles Frederick Worth -English fashion designer, founded House of Worth (d. 1895)
1844- Ernest Myers -English poet and author (d. 1921)
1853- Lillie Langtry -English actress and singer (d. 1929)
1862- Mary Kingsley -English explorer and author (d. 1900)
1870- Albert Jay Nock -American theorist, author, and critic (d. 1945)
1874- József Klekl (politician)|József Klekl -Slovene-Hungarian priest and politician (d. 1948)
1876- Rube Waddell -American baseball player (d. 1914)
1878- Patrick Joseph Hartigan -Australian priest and author (d. 1952)
1879- Edward Hennig -American gymnast (d. 1960)
1880- Sasha Chorny -Russian poet and author (d. 1932)
1887- Jozef Tiso -Slovak priest and politician, President of Slovakia (d. 1947)
1890- Conrad Richter -American journalist and author (d. 1968)
1891- Irene Rich -American actress (d. 1988)
1895- Mike Gazella -American baseball player and manager (d. 1978)
1896- E. Beatrice Riley -Australian super-centenarian (d. 2009)
1900- Gerald Marks -American composer (d. 1997)
1902- Arna Bontemps -American librarian, author, and poet (d. 1973)
1902- Karl Leichter -Estonian musicologist and academic (d. 1987)
1904- Wilfred Pickles -English actor and radio host (d. 1978)
1905- Yves Allégret -French director and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1905- Coloman Braun-Bogdan -Romanian footballer and manager (d. 1983)
1909- Herblock -American author and illustrator (d. 2001)
1909- Art Tatum -American pianist (d. 1956)
1911- Ashok Kumar -Indian actor, singer, and producer (d. 2001)
1912- Cornel Wilde -Slovak-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1913- Igor Torkar -Slovenian poet and playwright (d. 2004)
1915- Terry Frost -English painter and academic (d. 2003)
1917- George Osmond -American talent manager (d. 2007)
1917- Burr Tillstrom -American puppeteer (d. 1985)
1918- Robert Walker (actor)|Robert Walker -American actor and singer (d. 1951)
1919- R. Kanagasuntheram -Sri Lankan zoologist and academic (d. 2010)
1920- Laraine Day -American actress (d. 2007)
1921- Yves Montand -Italian-French actor and singer (d. 1991)
1923- John C. Champion -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1994)
1923- Cyril Shaps -English actor (d. 2003)
1923- Rosemary Anne Sisson -English author and playwright
1923- Faas Wilkes -Dutch footballer (d. 2006)
1924- Terry Gibbs -American vibraphone player and bandleader
1924- Moturu Udayam -Indian activist and politician (d. 2002)
1924- Roberto Eduardo Viola -Argentinian general and politician, 44th President of Argentina (d. 1994)
1925- Lenny Bruce -American comedian and actor (d. 1966)
1925- Margaret Thatcher -English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2013)
1925- Gustav Winckler -Danish singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
1926- Ray Brown (musician)|Ray Brown -American bassist and cellist (d. 2002)
1926- Killer Kowalski -Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2008)
1926- Tommy Whittle -Scottish-English saxophonist (d. 2013)
1926- Eddie Yost -American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)
1927- Lee Konitz -American saxophonist and composer
1929- Richard Howard -American poet, critic, and educator
1929- Walasse Ting -Chinese-American painter and poet (d. 2010)
1930- Bruce Geller -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1978)
1931- Raymond Kopa -French footballer
1931- Eddie Mathews -American baseball player and manager (d. 2001)
1932- Johnny Lytle -American vibraphone player and drummer (d. 1995)
1933- Thomas Bingham, Baron Bingham of Cornhill -English judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (d. 2012)
1933- Raynald Fréchette -Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2007)
1934- Jack Colvin -American actor and director (d. 2005)
1934- Roger Gibbs -English businessman
1934- Nana Mouskouri -Greek singer and politician
1935- Etterlene DeBarge -American singer-songwriter
1935- Bruce Morrow -American radio host and actor
1936- Chitti Babu (musician)|Chitti Babu -Indian Rudra veena|veena player and composer (d. 1996)
1937- Sami Frey -French actor
1938- Hugo Young -English journalist and author (d. 2003)
1939- Larry Bowie (guard)|Larry Bowie -American football player (d. 2012)
1939- T. J. Cloutier -American poker player
1939- Melinda Dillon -American actress
1940- Chris Farlowe -English singer (Colosseum (band)|Colosseum and Atomic Rooster)
1940- Pharoah Sanders -American saxophonist
1941- Paul Simon -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Simon & Garfunkel)
1942- Rutanya Alda -Latvian-American actress
1942- Bob Bailey (baseball)|Bob Bailey -American baseball player and manager
1942- Jerry Jones -American businessman
1942- Walter McGowan -Scottish boxer
1942- Pamela Tiffin -American actress
1943- Mike Barnicle -American journalist
1943- Beverley Goodway -English photographer (d. 2012)
1943- Peter Sauber -Swiss businessman, founded the Sauber|Sauber F1 Team
1944- Robert Lamm -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (Chicago (band)|Chicago)
1945- Christophe (singer)|Christophe -French singer-songwriter
1945- Dési Bouterse -Surinamese general and politician, 9th President of Suriname
1945- Susan Stafford -American game show host and actress
1946- Levon Ananyan -Armenian journalist and author (d. 2013)
1946- Edwina Currie -English radio host and politician
1946- Demond Wilson -American actor and pastor
1947- Susan Blommaert -American actress
1947- Sammy Hagar -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Van Halen, Chickenfoot, Montrose (band)|Montrose, and Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve)
1947- Jerry Trupiano -American sportscaster
1947- Alan Wakeman -English saxophonist and clarinet player (Soft Machine)
1948- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan -Pakistani singer (d. 1997)
1948- John Ford Coley -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (England Dan & John Ford Coley)
1948- Lacy J. Dalton -American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949- Raimundo Fagner -Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1949- Marisol Malaret -Puerto Rican model, Miss Universe 1970
1949- Tom Mees -American sportscaster (d. 1996)
1949- Leona Mitchell -American soprano
1949- Patrick Nève -Belgian race car driver
1949- Rick Vito -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
1949- Mark Winzenried -American runner
1950- Mollie Katzen -American chef and author
1950- Simon Nicol -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Fairport Convention and The Albion Band)
1951- Stephen Bayley -Welsh journalist, author, and critic
1952- Mundo Earwood -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
1952- Beverly Johnson -American model and actress
1952- John Lone -Hong Kong-American actor
1953- Pat Day -American jockey
1953- John Simpson (lexicographer)|John Simpson -English lexicographer and scholar
1954- George Frazier (pitcher)|George Frazier -American baseball player and sportscaster
1954- Claude Ribbe -French historian and academic
1955- John Ferenzik -American keyboard player, guitarist, and composer
1956- Chris Carter (screenwriter)|Chris Carter -American director, producer, and screenwriter
1956- Donald Paige -American runner
1956- Melvyn Tan -Singapore-English pianist
1956- Joseph Toal -Scottish bishop
1957- Reggie Theus -American basketball player and coach
1958- Maria Cantwell -American politician
1958- Derri Daugherty -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Choir (alternative rock band)|The Choir and Lost Dogs)
1958- Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells -American bassist and composer (Machine Gun (band)|Machine Gun)
1959- Marie Osmond -American singer, actress, and producer
1960- Joey Belladonna -American singer-songwriter (Anthrax (American band)|Anthrax)
1960- Tim Brewster -American football player and coach
1960- Ari Fleischer -American journalist, 24th White House Press Secretary
1960- Eric Joyce -Scottish soldier and politician
1960- Peter Keisler -American lawyer and politician, United States Attorney General
1961- Doc Rivers -American basketball player and coach
1962- T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh -American actress and author
1962- Kelly Preston -American actress
1962- Jerry Rice -American football player and sportscaster
1963- Colin Channer -Jamaican-American author
1963- Chip Foose -American engineer and television host
1963- Scott Andrew Mink -American murderer (d. 2004)
1964- Allen Covert -American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1964- Nie Haisheng -Chinese general, pilot, and astronaut
1964- Christopher Judge -American actor and producer
1964- Masaya Onosaka -Japanese voice actor and singer
1964- Marco Travaglio -Italian journalist and author
1965- Johan Museeuw -Belgian cyclist
1966- Larry Collmus -American sportscaster
1966- John Regis (athlete)|John Regis -English sprinter
1967- Scott Cooper (baseball)|Scott Cooper -American baseball player
1967- Trevor Hoffman -American baseball player
1967- Javier Sotomayor -Cuban high jumper
1967- Steve Vickers (footballer)|Steve Vickers -English footballer
1967- Kate Walsh (actress)|Kate Walsh -American actress and producer
1968- Tisha Campbell-Martin -American actress and singer
1968- Carlos Marín -Spanish singer and actor (Il Divo)
1969- Rhett Akins -American singer-songwriter (The Peach Pickers)
1969- Nancy Kerrigan -American figure skater and actress
1969- Cady McClain -American actress, singer, and author
1970- Serena Altschul -American journalist
1970- Rob Howley -Welsh rugby player and coach
1970- Mel Jackson -American actor, singer, and producer
1970- Paul Potts -English tenor
1971- Sacha Baron Cohen -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1971- Billy Bush -American television and radio host
1971- Pyrros Dimas -Albanian-Greek weightlifter and politician
1971- Hitesh Modi -Kenyan cricketer
1971- Kira Reed -American actress and producer, and screenwriter
1971- Luis Tosar -Spanish actor, singer, and producer
1972- Summer Sanders -American swimmer and sportscaster
1973- Brian Dawkins -American football player and coach
1973- Peter Dumbreck -Scottish race car driver
1973- Matt Hughes (fighter)|Matt Hughes -American wrestler and mixed martial artist
1973- Nanako Matsushima -Japanese actress
1974- Hawick Lau -Chinese actor and singer
1977- Gareth Batty -English cricketer
1977- Benjamin Clapp -American drummer (Baptized By Fire (band)|Baptized By Fire, Skeleton Key (band)|Skeleton Key, and Amfibian)
1977- Antonio Di Natale -Italian footballer
1977- Justin Peroff -Canadian drummer and actor (Broken Social Scene and Junior Blue)
1977- Paul Pierce -American basketball player
1977- Kiele Sanchez -American actress
1978- Jermaine O'Neal -American basketball player
1979- Wes Brown -English footballer
1979- Mamadou Niang -Senegalese footballer
1980- Ashanti (singer)|Ashanti -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1980- David Haye -English boxer
1980- Magne Hoseth -Norwegian footballer
1980- Scott Parker -English footballer
1981- Ryan Ashford -English footballer
1981- Taylor Buchholz -American baseball player
1981- Dimitrios Mougios -Greek rower
1981- Kele Okereke -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bloc Party)
1982- Antonio Pavanello -Italian rugby player
1982- Ian Thorpe -Australian swimmer
1984- Coldmirror -German video blogger
1984- Misono -Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (Day After Tomorrow (band)|Day After Tomorrow)
1984- Frank Simek -American soccer player
1986- Gabriel Agbonlahor -English footballer
1986- Sergio Pérez Moya -Mexican footballer
1988- Scott Jamieson -Australian footballer
1988- Enrique Pérez -Mexican footballer
1989- Breno Borges -Brazilian footballer
1990- Emma Flood -Norwegian tennis player
1992- Aaron Dismuke -American voice actor
1993- D-Pryde -Canadian rapper
1993- Kaito Ishikawa -Japanese voice actor
History of Deaths
54- Claudius -Roman emperor (b. 10 BC)
1093- Robert I, Count of Flanders -(b. 1035)
1282- Nichiren -Japanese monk (b. 1222)
1415- Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel -English politician, Lord High Treasurer of England (b. 1381)
1605- Theodore Beza -French theologian and scholar (b. 1519)
1673- Christoffer Gabel -German-Danish politician (b. 1617)
1687- Geminiano Montanari -Italian astronomer and lens maker (b. 1633)
1694- Samuel von Pufendorf -German historian, economist, and jurist (b. 1632)
1706- Iyasu I -of Ethiopia (b. 1682)
1715- Nicolas Malebranche -French priest and philosopher (b. 1638)
1759- John Henley -English clergyman and author (b. 1692)
1788- Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent -Irish poet and politician (b. 1702)
1812- Isaac Brock -English general and politician, List of lieutenant governors of Ontario|Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (b. 1769)
1815- Joachim Murat -French general (b. 1767)
1822- Antonio Canova -Italian sculptor (b. 1757)
1825- Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria -(b. 1756)
1841- Patrick Campbell (Royal Navy officer)|Patrick Campbell -Scottish admiral (b. 1773)
1869- Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve -French poet, author, and critic (b. 1804)
1882- Arthur de Gobineau -French philosopher and author (b. 1816)
1890- Samuel Freeman Miller -American lawyer and jurist (b. 1816)
1904- Pavlos Melas -French-Greek captain (b. 1870)
1905- Henry Irving -English actor and manager (b. 1838)
1909- Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia -Spanish philosopher and academic (b. 1849)
1911- Sister Nivedita -Irish-Indian social worker, author, and educator (b. 1867)
1917- Florence La Badie -American actress (b. 1888)
1919- Karl Adolph Gjellerup -Danish author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)
1926- Hans E. Kinck -Norwegian philologist and author (b. 1865)
1931- Ernst Didring -Swedish author (b. 1868)
1938- E. C. Segar -American cartoonist, created ''Popeye'' (b. 1894)
1945- Milton S. Hershey -American businessman, founded The Hershey Company (b. 1857)
1946- Ole Sæther -Norwegian target shooter (b. 1870)
1950- Ernest Haycox -American author (b. 1899)
1955- Manuel Ávila Camacho -Mexican general and politician, 45th President of Mexico (b. 1897)
1961- Prince Louis Rwagasore -Burundi politician, Prime Minister of Burundi (b. 1932)
1966- Clifton Webb -American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1889)
1968- Bea Benaderet -American actress and singer (b. 1906)
1971- Stafford Smythe -Canadian businessman (b. 1921)
1973- Albert Mandler -Austrian-Israeli general (b. 1929)
1974- Otto Binder -American author (b. 1911)
1974- Ed Sullivan -American television host (b. 1901)
1979- Antonio Berni -Argentinian painter, illustrator, and engraver (b. 1905)
1981- Rebecca Clarke (composer)|Rebecca Clarke -English viola player and composer (b. 1886)
1987- Walter Houser Brattain -American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
1987- Kishore Kumar -Indian singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director (b. 1929)
1988- Mike Venezia -American jockey (b. 1945)
1990- Lê Đức Thọ -Vietnamese general and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
1992- Dantrell Davis -American murder victim (b. 1985)
1992- James Marshall (author)|James Marshall -American author and illustrator (b. 1942)
1993- Wade Flemons -American singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire) (b. 1940)
1996- Beryl Reid -English actress (b. 1919)
1998- Dmitry Nikolayevich Filippov -Russian politician (b. 1944)
2000- Jean Peters -American actress (b. 1926)
2001- Peter Doyle (singer)|Peter Doyle -Australian singer-songwriter (The New Seekers) (b. 1949)
2002- Stephen Ambrose -American historian and author (b. 1936)
2003- Bertram Brockhouse -Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
2004- Enrique Fernando -Filipino lawyer and jurist, 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (b. 1915)
2004- Bernice Rubens -Welsh author (b. 1928)
2005- Vivian Malone Jones -American activist (b. 1942)
2006- Wang Guangmei -Chinese wife of Liu Shaoqi (b. 1921)
2007- Bob Denard -French soldier and academic (b. 1929)
2008- Alexei Cherepanov -Russian ice hockey player (b. 1989)
2008- Guillaume Depardieu -French actor (b. 1971)
2009- Stephen Barnett -American scholar (b. 1935)
2009- Grietje Jansen-Anker -Dutch super-centenarian (b. 1897)
2009- Al Martino -American singer and actor (b. 1927)
2010- Vernon Biever -American photographer (b. 1923)
2011- Barbara Kent -Canadian-American actress (b. 1907)
2012- Dileepan -Indian actor (b. 1980)
2012- Stuart Bell -English lawyer and politician (b. 1938)
2012- Gary Collins (actor)|Gary Collins -American actor (b. 1938)
2012- Tomonobu Imamichi -Japanese philosopher and academic (b. 1922)
2012- Frank Sando -English runner (b. 1931)
2012- Manuel Torres Félix -Mexican drug trafficker (b. 1954)
2013- Olga Aroseva -Russian actress (b. 1925)
2013- Martin Drewes -German soldier and pilot (b. 1918)
2013- Joe Meriweather -American basketball player and coach (b. 1953)
2013- Tommy Whittle -Scottish-English saxophonist (b. 1926)
2013- Takashi Yanase -Japanese poet and illustrator, created ''Anpanman'' (b. 1919)
2014- John Bradfield (scientist)|John Bradfield -English biologist and businessman, founded Cambridge Science Park (b. 1925)
2014- Antonio Cafiero -Argentinian accountant and politician, Governor of Buenos Aires Province (b. 1922)
2014- Margaret Hillert -American author and poet (b. 1920)
2014- Mohammad Sarengat -Indonesian sprinter (b. 1939)
2014- Pontus Segerström -Swedish footballer (b. 1981)