This Day in History

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Day History: October-17

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Events History


539 BC- Cyrus the Great -marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Babylonian captivity|70 years of exile. Cyrus allows the Jews to return to Yehud Medinata and Second Temple|rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.

456-Battle of Placentia: Ricimer -supported by Majorian (''Domesticus (Roman Empire)|comes domesticorum''), defeats the Roman usurper Avitus near Piacenza (Northern Italy) .

1091- London tornado of 1091 -A tornado thought to be of strength T8/F4 strikes the heart of London.

1346- Battle of Neville's Cross -King David II of Scotland is captured by the English near Durham, England|Durham, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.

1448- Battle of Kosovo (1448)|Second Battle of Kosovo -where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi is defeated by an Ottoman Empire|Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II.

1456-The University of Greifswald -is established, making it the second oldest university in northern Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia).

1558- Poczta Polska -the Polish postal service, Postage stamps and postal history of Poland|is founded.

1604- Kepler's Supernova -German astronomer Johannes Kepler observes a supernova in the constellation Ophiuchus.

1610-French king Louis XIII of France|Louis XIII -is crowned in Reims Cathedral.

1660- List of regicides of Charles I|Nine regicide -, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I of England|Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered.

1662- Charles II of England -sells Dunkirk to France for 40,000 pounds.

1771-Premiere in Milan of the opera '' Ascanio in Alba -', composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, age 15.

1777- American Revolutionary War -British General John Burgoyne surrenders his army Saratoga campaign|at Saratoga, New York.

1781-American Revolutionary War: British General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis|Lord Charles Cornwallis -surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown.

1800- Kingdom of Great Britain|Britain -takes control of the Dutch colony of Curaçao.

1806-Former leader of the Haitian Revolution -Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines|Jacques I of Haiti is assassinated after an oppressive rule.

1814- London Beer Flood -occurs in London, killing eight.

1860-First The Open Championship -(referred to in North America as the ''British Open'').

1861-Nineteen people are killed in the Cullin-La-Ringo massacre -the deadliest massacre of Europeans by Aboriginal Australians|aborigines in Australian history.

1888- Thomas Edison -files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).

1905-The October Manifesto -issued by Tsar Nicholas II of Russia

1907- Guglielmo Marconi -s company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.

1912- Bulgaria -Greece and Serbia declare war on the Ottoman Empire, joining Montenegro in the First Balkan War.

1917-First British bombing of Germany in World War I -

1919- RCA -is incorporated as the Radio Corporation of America.

1931- Al Capone -convicted of income tax tax evasion|evasion.

1933- Albert Einstein -flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States.

1941-For the first time in World War II -a German submarine attacks an American ship.

1941-German troops War crimes of the Wehrmacht#Reprisal actions|execute -the male population of the villages Kerdyllia in Serres, Greece.

1943- Burma Railway -(Burma–Thailand Railway) is completed.

1943- The Holocaust -Sobibór extermination camp is closed.

1945-A massive number of people, headed by Confederación General del Trabajo de la República Argentina|CGT -gather in the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina to demand Juan Perón's release. It calls "el día de la lealtad peronista" (Loyalty Day (Argentina)|peronista loyalty day)

1945- Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens -becomes Prime Minister of Greece between the pull-out of the German occupation force in 1944 and the return of George II of Greece|King Georgios II to Greece.

1956-The first commercial Nuclear reactor technology|nuclear power station -is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield,in Cumbria, England.

1956- Donald Byrne -and Bobby Fischer play a famous chess game called The Game of the Century (chess)|The Game of the Century. Fischer beat Byrne and wins a Brilliancy prize.

1961-Scores of Algeria -protesters (some claim up to 400) are Paris massacre of 1961|massacred by the Paris police at the instigation of former Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Prefecture of Police.

1964- Prime Minister of Australia -Robert Menzies opens the artificial Lake Burley Griffin in the middle of the capital Canberra.

1965-The 1964 New York World's Fair|1964–65 New York World's Fair -closes after a two-year run. More than 51 million people had attended the event.

1966-A fire at a building in New York City kills 12 firefighters, the New York City Fire Department|fire department -s deadliest day until the September 11, 2001 attacks.

1966- Botswana -and Lesotho join the United Nations.

1970- Montreal -Quebec Premier|Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte murdered by members of the FLQ terrorist group.

1973- OPEC -starts an petroleum|oil embargo against a number of western countries, considered to have helped Israel in its war against Syria.

1977- German Autumn -Four days after it is Aircraft hijacking|hijacked, Lufthansa Lufthansa Flight 181|Flight 181 lands in Mogadishu, Somalia, where a team of German GSG 9 commandos later rescues all remaining hostages on board.

1979- Mother Teresa -awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1979-The Department of Education Organization Act -is signed into law creating the US Department of Education and US Department of Health and Human Services.

1980-As part of the Holy See–United Kingdom relations -a British monarch makes the first state visit to the Vatican

1989- 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake -(7.1 on the Richter magnitude scale|Richter scale) hits the San Francisco Bay Area and causes 57 deaths directly (and 6 indirectly).

1992-Having gone to the wrong house for a Halloween party, Death of Yoshihiro Hattori|Japanese exchange student Yoshihiro Hattori is shot and killed -by the homeowner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1994-Russian journalist Dmitry Kholodov -is assassinated while investigating corruption in the armed forces.

2000- Hatfield rail crash|Train crash -at Hatfield, Hertfordshire|Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.

2001-Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi -became the first Israeli minister to be Assassination of Rehavam Ze'evi|assassinated in a terrorist attack.

2003-The pinnacle is fitted on the roof of Taipei 101 -a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by {{convert|56|m|sigfig=3}} and become the World's tallest structures|world's tallest highrise.

Famous Birthdays


1253- Ivo of Kermartin -French priest and saint (d. 1303)

1577- Cristofano Allori -Italian painter (d. 1621)

1577- Dmitry Pozharsky -Russian prince (d. 1642)

1582- Johann Gerhard -German theologian and academic (d. 1637)

1623- Francis Turretin -Swiss-Italian minister, theologian, and academic (d. 1687)

1688- Domenico Zipoli -Italian missionary and composer (d. 1726)

1711- Jupiter Hammon -American poet (d. 1806)

1719- Jacques Cazotte -French author and academic (d. 1792)

1720- Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini -Italian harpsichord player and composer (d. 1795)

1725- John Wilkes -English journalist and politician (d. 1797)

1729- Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny -French composer (d. 1817)

1760- Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon -French economist and philosopher (d. 1825)

1811- Albertus van Raalte -Dutch-American pastor (d. 1876)

1813- Georg Büchner -German-Swiss poet and playwright (d. 1837)

1814- Yakiv Holovatsky -Ukrainian historian, scholar, and poet (d. 1888)

1817- Syed Ahmad Khan -Indian philosopher and scholar (d. 1898)

1853- Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia -(d. 1920)

1864- Elinor Glyn -English author, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1943)

1865- James Rudolph Garfield -American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1950)

1883- Thaddeus Shideler -American hurdler (d. 1966)

1886- Spring Byington -American actress and singer (d. 1971)

1890- Roy Kilner -English cricketer (d. 1928)

1892- Theodor Eicke -German general (d. 1943)

1892- Herbert Howells -English organist, composer, and educator (d. 1983)

1898- Shinichi Suzuki (violinist)|Shinichi Suzuki -Japanese violinist and educator (d. 1998)

1898- Simon Vestdijk -Dutch author and poet (d. 1971)

1900- Jean Arthur -American actress and singer (d. 1991)

1902- Irene Ryan -American actress (d. 1973)

1903- Nathanael West -American author and screenwriter (d. 1940)

1906- Paul Derringer -American baseball player (d. 1987)

1908- Red Rolfe -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1969)

1909- Cozy Cole -American drummer (d. 1981)

1910- Ester Wier -American author (d. 2000)

1912- Pope John Paul I -(d. 1978)

1912- Theodore Marier -American composer and educator, founder of the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (d. 2001)

1912- Jack Owens (singer-songwriter)|Jack Owens -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1982)

1914- Jerry Siegel -American author and illustrator (d. 1996)

1915- Arthur Miller -American author and playwright (d. 2005)

1917- Sumner Locke Elliott -Australian-American author and playwright (d. 1991)

1917- Marsha Hunt (actress)|Marsha Hunt -American actress and singer

1917- Norman Leyden -American composer and conductor (d. 2014)

1918- Rita Hayworth -American actress, singer, dancer, and producer (d. 1987)

1918- Ralph Wilson -American businessman, founded the Buffalo Bills (d. 2014)

1919- Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov -Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic

1920- Montgomery Clift -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1966)

1920- Miguel Delibes -Spanish journalist and author (d. 2010)

1921- George Mackay Brown -Scottish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1996)

1921- Priscilla Buckley -American journalist and author (d. 2012)

1921- Maria Gorokhovskaya -Ukrainian-Israeli gymnast (d. 2001)

1921- Tom Poston -American actor (d. 2007)

1922- Luiz Bonfá -Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 2001)

1922- Pierre Juneau -Canadian broadcaster and politician, co-founded the Montreal World Film Festival (d. 2012)

1923- Barney Kessel -American guitarist and composer (d. 2004)

1923- Charles McClendon -American football player and coach (d. 2001)

1924- Don Coryell -American football player and coach (d. 2010)

1924- Anton Geiser -Croatian SS officer (d. 2012)

1925- Harry Carpenter -English sportscaster (d. 2010)

1926- Julie Adams -American actress

1926- Beverly Garland -American actress (d. 2008)

1929- Mário Wilson -Mozambican footballer and manager

1930- Robert Atkins (nutritionist)|Robert Atkins -American physician and cardiologist, created the Atkins diet (d. 2003)

1930- Jimmy Breslin -American journalist and author

1931- Ernst Hinterberger -Austrian author and playwright (d. 2012)

1933- William Anders -Hong Kong-American general and astronaut

1933- The Singing Nun -Belgian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and nun (d. 1985)

1934- Alan Garner -English author

1934- Johnny Haynes -English-Scottish footballer (d. 2005)

1934- Rico Rodriguez (musician)|Rico Rodriguez -American trombonist (Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra)

1935- Michael Eavis -English farmer, founded the Glastonbury Festival

1935- Sydney Chapman (politician)|Sydney Chapman -English architect and politician, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household (d. 2014)

1936- Sathima Bea Benjamin -South African singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

1936- Hiroo Kanamori -Japanese-American seismologist and academic

1937- Paxton Whitehead -English actor

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

1938- Les Murray (poet)|Les Murray -Australian anthologist, poet, and critic

1939- Oliver Rackham -English botanist and academic

1940- Stephen Kovacevich -American pianist and conductor

1940- Jim Smith (footballer, born 1940)|Jim Smith -English footballer and manager

1940- Peter Stringfellow -English businessman

1941- Earl Thomas Conley -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942- Steve Jones (basketball)|Steve Jones -American basketball player and sportscaster

1946- Ronni Chasen -American publicist (d. 2010)

1946- Michael Hossack -American drummer (The Doobie Brothers) (d. 2012)

1946- Cameron Mackintosh -English producer and manager

1946- Adam Michnik -Polish journalist and historian

1946- Drusilla Modjeska -English-Australian author and critic

1946- Bob Seagren -American pole vaulter

1947- Simi Garewal -Indian actress and director

1947- Gene Green -American lawyer and politician

1947- Michael McKean -American singer-songwriter, actor, and director

1948- Robert Jordan -American author (d. 2007)

1948- Margot Kidder -Canadian-American actress

1948- George Wendt -American actor

1949- Owen Arthur -Barbadian economist and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Barbados

1950- Philippe Barbarin -French cardinal

1950- Howard Rollins -American actor (d. 1996)

1951- Annie Borckink -Dutch speed skater

1951- Roger Pontare -Swedish singer

1951- Shari Ulrich -American-Canadian singer-songwriter and violinist (Hometown Band, The Pied Pumkin, and UHF (Canadian band)|UHF)

1953- Joseph Bowie -American trombonist (Defunkt and Black Artists Group)

1954- Carlos Buhler -American mountaineer

1955- George Alogoskoufis -Greek economist, academic, and politician, Ministry of Finance (Greece)|Greek Minister of Finance

1955- Tyrone Mitchell -American murderer (d. 1984)

1955- Smita Patil -Indian actress (d. 1986)

1956- Fran Cosmo -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Boston (band)|Boston and Orion the Hunter (band)|Orion the Hunter)

1956- Mae Jemison -American physician and astronaut

1956- Pat McCrory -American politician, 74th Governor of North Carolina

1957- Lawrence Bender -American actor and producer

1957- Steve McMichael -American football player, wrestler, and sportscaster

1957- Vincent Van Patten -American tennis player and actor

1958- Howard Alden -American guitarist

1958- Alan Jackson -American singer-songwriter

1958- Craig Murray -English academic and politician

1959- Ron Drummond -American author and scholar

1959- Russell Gilbert -Australian comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1959- Mark Peel -Australian historian and academic

1959- Richard Roeper -American journalist and critic

1960- Guy Henry (actor)|Guy Henry -English actor

1960- Rob Marshall -American director, producer, and choreographer

1960- Bernie Nolan -Irish singer and actress (The Nolans) (d. 2013)

1960- Philippe Sands -American lawyer and academic

1962- Mike Judge -American animator, director, screenwriter, producer and actor

1963- Sergio Goycochea -Argentinian footballer and journalist

1963- Norm Macdonald -Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1963- Toby Young -English journalist

1965- Aravinda de Silva -Sri Lankan cricketer

1966- Shaun Edwards -English rugby player and coach

1966- Danny Ferry -American basketball player and manager

1966- Mark Gatiss -English actor, screenwriter, and author

1966- Tommy Kendall -American race car driver

1967- René Dif -Danish singer and actor (Aqua (band)|Aqua)

1967- Kim Seung-jun -South Korean voice actor

1968- Graeme Le Saux -English footballer

1968- Ziggy Marley -Jamaican singer-songwriter, guitarist, and voice actor (Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers)

1968- David Robertson (footballer, born 1968)|David Robertson -Scottish footballer and manager

1969- Ernie Els -South African golfer

1969- Wyclef Jean -Haitian-American rapper, producer, and actor (Fugees)

1969- Wood Harris -American actor and producer

1969- Rick Mercer -Canadian comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1970- Anil Kumble -Indian cricketer

1970- John Mabry -American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster

1970- Shauna O'Brien -American model and actress

1970- Blues Saraceno -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Poison (American band)|Poison)

1971- Chris Kirkpatrick -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor ('N Sync)

1971- Kim Ljung -Norwegian singer-songwriter and bass player (Seigmen and Zeromancer)

1972- Eminem -American rapper, producer, and actor (D12, Outsidaz, and Bad Meets Evil)

1972- Musashi (kickboxer)|Musashi -Japanese martial artist and kick-boxer

1972- Tarkan (singer)|Tarkan -German-Turkish singer-songwriter and producer

1972- Sharon Leal -American actress and singer

1972- Joe McEwing -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1973- Andrea Tarozzi -Italian footballer and coach

1974- Ariel Levy -American journalist and author

1974- Matthew Macfadyen -English actor

1974- Janne Puurtinen -Finnish keyboard player (HIM (Finnish band)|HIM)

1974- John Rocker -American baseball player and actor

1974- Dhondup Wangchen -Chinese director and producer

1975- Janne Aikala -Finnish murder victim (d. 1986)

1975- Francis Bouillon -American-Canadian ice hockey player

1975- Vina Morales -Filipino actress and singer

1975- Despina Olympiou -Greek-Cypriot singer

1976- Sebastián Abreu -Uruguayan footballer

1976- Rena Inoue -Japanese-American figure skater

1976- Kevin Maher -English-Irish footballer

1977- Dudu Aouate -Israeli footballer

1977- Alimi Ballard -American actor and producer

1977- Bryan Bertino -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1977- Ryan McGinley -American photographer

1977- André Villas-Boas -Portuguese footballer and manager

1978- Jerry Flannery -Irish rugby player and coach

1978- Erin Karpluk -Canadian actress

1978- Chuka Umunna -English lawyer and politician

1979- Marcela Bovio -Mexican singer-songwriter and violinist (Stream of Passion and Elfonía)

1979- Alexandros Nikolaidis -Greek martial artist

1979- Kimi Räikkönen -Finnish race car driver

1979- Kostas Tsartsaris -Greek basketball player

1980- Yekaterina Gamova -Russian volleyball player

1980- Mohammad Hafeez -Pakistani cricketer

1980- Alessandro Piccolo -Italian race car driver

1981- Tsubasa Imai -Japanese singer, actor, and dancer (Tackey & Tsubasa)

1982- Nick Riewoldt -Australian footballer

1983- Daniel Booko -American actor

1983- Milica Brozovic -Serbian-Russian figure skater

1983- Felicity Jones -English actress

1983- Toshihiro Matsushita -Japanese footballer

1983- Junichi Miyashita -Japanese swimmer

1983- Ivan Saenko -Russian footballer

1983- Mitch Talbot -American baseball player

1983- Vitali Teleš -Estonian footballer

1984- Jelle Klaasen -Dutch darts player

1984- Chris Lowell -American actor

1984- Randall Munroe -American author and illustrator

1985- Carlos González (baseball)|Carlos González -Venezuelan baseball player

1985- Max Irons -English actor

1985- Collins John -Dutch footballer

1985- Baran Kosari -Iranian actress

1985- Tomokazu Nagira -Japanese footballer

1986- Aija Brumermane -Latvian basketball player

1986- Yannick Ponsero -French figure skater

1987- Bea Alonzo -Filipino actress and singer

1987- Jarosław Fojut -Polish footballer

1987- Hideto Takahashi -Japanese footballer

1988- Christina Crawford (wrestler)|Christina Crawford -American wrestler and dancer

1988- Tori Matsuzaka -Japanese actor

1988- Yuko Oshima -Japanese singer and actress (AKB48 and Not Yet (band)|Not Yet)

1989- Oleksandr Isakov -Ukrainian swimmer

1990- Bianca Bree -Belgian-American actress and producer

1990- Paolo Campinoti -Italian footballer

1990- Saki Kumagai -Japanese footballer

1990- Patrick Lambie -South African rugby player

1990- Arisa Murata -Japanese skier

1991- Brenda Asnicar -Argentinian actress, singer, and dancer

1992- Jacob Artist -American actor, singer, and dancer

1992- Sam Concepcion -Filipino singer, dancer, and actor

1992- Nanami Sakuraba -Japanese actress and singer

History of Deaths


33- Agrippina the Elder -Roman wife of Germanicus (b. 14 BC)

1575- Gaspar Cervantes de Gaeta -Spanish cardinal (b. 1511)

1586- Philip Sidney -English courtier, poet, and general (b. 1554)

1587- Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany -(b. 1541)

1616- John Pitts (Catholic scholar)|John Pitts -English priest and scholar (b. 1560)

1660- Adrian Scrope -English colonel and politician (b. 1601)

1673- Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh -English politician, Lord High Treasurer of England (b. 1630)

1757- René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur -French entomologist and academic (b. 1683)

1776- Pierre François le Courayer -French-English theologian and author (b. 1681)

1780- William Cookworthy -English pharmacist and minister (b. 1705)

1786- Johann Ludwig Aberli -Swiss painter and illustrator (b. 1723)

1806- Jean-Jacques Dessalines -Haitian commander and politician, List of heads of state of Haiti|Governor-General of Haiti (b. 1758)

1836- Orest Kiprensky -Russian painter (b. 1782)

1837- Johann Nepomuk Hummel -Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1778)

1849- Frédéric Chopin -Polish pianist and composer (b. 1810)

1868- Laura Secord -Canadian War of 1812|war heroine (b. 1775)

1887- Gustav Kirchhoff -German physicist and chemist (b. 1824)

1889- Nikolay Chernyshevsky -Russian philosopher and critic (b. 1828)

1893- Patrice de MacMahon, Duke of Magenta -French general and politician, 3rd President of France (b. 1808)

1910- Julia Ward Howe -American poet and songwriter (b. 1819)

1928- Frank Dicksee -English painter and illustrator (b. 1853)

1931- Alfons Maria Jakob -German neurologist and academic (b. 1884)

1937- J. Bruce Ismay -English businessman (b. 1862)

1938- Karl Kautsky -Czech-German journalist, philosopher, and theoretician (b. 1854)

1956- Anne Crawford -Israeli-English actress (b. 1920)

1958- Paul Outerbridge -American photographer (b. 1896)

1958- Charlie Townsend -English cricketer (b. 1876)

1962- Natalia Goncharova -Russian painter, costume designer, and set designer (b. 1882)

1963- Jacques Hadamard -French mathematician and academic (b. 1865)

1965- Bart King -American cricketer (b. 1873)

1966- Sidney Hatch -American runner and soldier (b. 1883)

1966- Wieland Wagner -German director and manager (b. 1917)

1967- Puyi -Chinese emperor (b. 1906)

1970- Pierre Laporte -Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1921)

1970- Vola Vale -American actress (b. 1897)

1970- Quincy Wright -American political scientist and academic (b. 1890)

1972- Turk Broda -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1914)

1972- George, Crown Prince of Serbia -(b. 1887)

1972- Billy Williams (singer)|Billy Williams -American singer (The Charioteers) (b. 1910)

1973- Ingeborg Bachmann -Austrian author and poet (b. 1926)

1978- Giovanni Gronchi -Italian educator, soldier, and politician, 3rd President of the Italian Republic (b. 1887)

1979- S. J. Perelman -American author and screenwriter (b. 1904)

1979- John Stuart (actor)|John Stuart -Scottish-English actor (b. 1898)

1981- Kannadasan -Indian author, poet, and songwriter (b. 1927)

1981- Albert Cohen -Greek-Swiss civil servant and author (b. 1895)

1981- Lina Tsaldari -Greek politician (b. 1887)

1983- Raymond Aron -French sociologist, political scientist, and philosopher (b. 1905)

1987- Abdul Malek Ukil -Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (b. 1925)

1991- Tennessee Ernie Ford -American singer and actor (b. 1919)

1992- Herman Johannes -Indonesian scientist, academic, and politician (b. 1912)

1992- Orestis Laskos -Greek actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1908)

1993- Criss Oliva -American guitarist and songwriter (Savatage) (b. 1963)

1996- Chris Acland -English drummer (Lush (band)|Lush) (b. 1966)

1997- Larry Jennings -American magician and author (b. 1933)

1998- Joan Hickson -English actress (b. 1906)

1998- Hakim Said -Pakistani scholar and politician, 20th Governor of Sindh (b. 1920)

1999- Nicholas Metropolis -Greek-American mathematician and physicist (b. 1915)

2000- Leo Nomellini -Italian-American football player and wrestler (b. 1924)

2000- Joachim Nielsen -Norwegian singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1964)

2001- Jay Livingston -American singer-songwriter (b. 1915)

2001- Micheline Ostermeyer -French shot putter, discus thrower, and pianist (b. 1922)

2001- Rehavam Ze'evi -Israeli historian, general, and politician, Tourism Minister of Israel (b. 1926)

2002- Derek Bell (musician)|Derek Bell -Irish harpist and composer (The Chieftains) (b. 1935)

2002- Aileen Riggin -American swimmer and diver (b. 1906)

2004- Uzi Hitman -Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1952)

2005- Ba Jin -Chinese author (b. 1904)

2006- Daniel Emilfork -Chilean-French actor (b. 1924)

2006- Christopher Glenn -American journalist (b. 1938)

2007- Joey Bishop -American actor and talk show host (b. 1918)

2007- Teresa Brewer -American singer (b. 1931)

2007- Suzy Covey -American scholar and academic (b. 1939)

2008- Urmas Ott -Estonian journalist and author (b. 1955)

2008- Levi Stubbs -American singer and actor (Four Tops) (b. 1936)

2008- Ben Weider -Canadian businessman, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (b. 1923)

2009- Norma Fox Mazer -American author and educator (b. 1931)

2009- Vic Mizzy -American composer (b. 1916)

2011- Carl Lindner, Jr. -American businessman (b. 1919)

2012- Milija Aleksic -English-South African footballer (b. 1951)

2012- Émile Allais -French skier (b. 1912)

2012- Henry Friedlander -German-American historian and author (b. 1930)

2012- Stanford R. Ovshinsky -American scientist and businessman, co-founded Energy Conversion Devices (b. 1922)

2012- Kōji Wakamatsu -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1936)

2013- Mother Antonia -American-Mexican nun and activist (b. 1926)

2013- Terry Fogerty -English rugby player and coach (b. 1944)

2013- Giant George -American dog (b. 2005)

2013- Arthur Maxwell House -Canadian neurologist and politician, 10th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1926)

2013- Lou Scheimer -American animator, producer, and voice actor, co-founded the Filmation|Filmation Company (b. 1928)

2013- Rene Simpson -Canadian-American tennis player (b. 1966)

2014- Edwards Barham -American farmer and politician (b. 1937)

2014- Masaru Emoto -Japanese author and activist (b. 1943)

2014- Leigh Kamman -American radio host (b. 1922)

2014- Anna Nakagawa -Japanese actress (b. 1965)

2014- Tom Shaw (bishop)|Tom Shaw -American bishop (b. 1945)

2014- Berndt von Staden -German diplomat, German Ambassador to the United States (b. 1919)