This Day in History

Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.

Day History: October-26

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History

306- Martyrdom -of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki

1341-The Byzantine civil war of 1341–47 -formally begins with the proclamation of John VI Kantakouzenos as Byzantine Emperor at Didymoteicho.

1377- Tvrtko I of Bosnia|Tvrtko I -is crowned the first king of Bosnia.

1520- Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor|Charles V -is crowned.

1597- Imjin War -Admiral Yi Sun-sin routs the Japanese Navy of 300 ships with only 13 ships at the Battle of Myeongnyang.

1640-The Treaty of Ripon -is signed, restoring peace between Covenanter|Scotland and Charles I of England.

1689- General Enea Silvio Piccolomini|General Piccolomini -of Austria Fire of Skopje 1689|burns down Skopje to prevent the spread of cholera. He died of cholera himself soon after.

1774-The first Continental Congress -adjourns in Philadelphia.

1775-King George III of Great Britain -goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution.

1776- Benjamin Franklin -departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.

1811-The Argentine government -declare the freedom of expression for the press by decree.

1813- War of 1812 -A combined force of British regulars, Canadian militia, and Mohawk nation|Mohawks defeat the United States|Americans in the Battle of the Chateauguay.

1825-The Erie Canal -opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie.

1859-The Royal Charter (ship)|Royal Charter -is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.

1860-Meeting of Teano -Giuseppe Garibaldi, conqueror of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, gives it to King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.

1861-The Pony Express -officially ceases operations.

1863- The Football Association -the oldest Association football|football association in the world, is formed in London.

1881-The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral -takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.

1905- Sweden -accepted the independence of Norway.

1909- Itō Hirobumi -four time Prime Minister of Japan (the 1st, 5th, 7th and 10th) and Resident-General of Korea, is assassinated by An Jung-geun at the Harbin train station in Manchuria.

1912- First Balkan War -The Ottoman occupied city of Thessaloniki, is liberated and unified with Greece on the feast day of its patron saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki|Demetrius. On the same day, Kingdom of Serbia|Serbian troops captured Skopje.

1917- World War I -Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat to the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany. The young unknown Oberleutnant Erwin Rommel captures Mount Matajur with only 100 Germans against a force of over 7000 Italians.

1917-World War I: Brazil -Brazil during World War I|declares war on the Central Powers.

1918- Erich Ludendorff -quartermaster-general of the German Army (German Empire)|Imperial German Army, is dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Emperor|Wilhelm II of Germany for refusing to cooperate in peace negotiations.

1921-The Chicago Theatre -opens.

1936-The first electric generator -at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.

1940-The P-51 Mustang -makes its maiden flight.

1942- World War II -In the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the Guadalcanal Campaign, one U.S. aircraft carrier, USS Hornet (CV-8)|''Hornet'', is sunk and another aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CV-6)|''Enterprise'', is heavily damaged, while two Japanese carriers and one cruiser are heavily damaged.

1943-World War II: First flight of the Dornier Flugzeugwerke|Dornier -Dornier Do 335|Do 335 "Pfeil".

1944-World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf -ends with an overwhelming American victory.

1947-The Maharaja -of Kashmir and Jammu (princely state)|Kashmir and Jammu agrees to allow his kingdom to join India.

1955-After the last Allies of World War II|Allied -troops have left the country and following the provisions of the Austrian Independence Treaty, Austria declares neutral country|permanent neutrality.

1955- Ngo Dinh Diem|Ngô Đình Diệm -declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.

1958- Pan American World Airways|Pan American Airways -makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.

1964- Eric Edgar Cooke -becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.

1967- Mohammad Reza Pahlavi -coronation|crowns himself Emperor of Iran and then crowns his wife Farah Pahlavi|Farah Empress of Iran.

1968- Soviet Union|Soviet -cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy pilots Soyuz 3 into space for a four-day mission.

1977- Ali Maow Maalin -the last natural case of smallpox, develops rash in Merca district, Somalia. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.

1979- Park Chung-hee -President of South Korea is Assassination of Park Chung-hee|assassinated by Korean Central Intelligence Agency head Kim Jae-gyu. Choi Kyu-hah becomes the acting President; Kim is executed the following May.

1984-" Baby Fae -receives a heart transplant from a baboon.

1985-The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru -to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.

1992-The Charlottetown Accord -fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.

1992-The London Ambulance Service -is thrown into chaos after the implementation of a new Computer-assisted dispatch|CAD, or Computer Aided Dispatch, system which failed.

1994- Jordan -and Israel sign Israel–Jordan peace treaty|a peace treaty.

1995- Israeli–Palestinian conflict -Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine|Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shaqaqi in his hotel in Malta.

1999-Britain's House of Lords -votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament of the United Kingdom|Parliament.

2000- Laurent Gbagbo -takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï.

2001-The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act -into law.

2002- Moscow theater hostage crisis -Approximately 50 Chechnya|Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the terrorists during a musical performance three days before.

2003-The Cedar Fire -the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes {{convert|250,000|acre|km2}}, and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.

2014- Britain -withdraws from Afghanistan after the end of Operation Herrick which started on June 20, 2002 after 12 years four months and seven days.

Famous Birthdays

1427- Sigismund, Archduke of Austria -(d. 1496)

1473- Frederick of Saxony (Teutonic Knight)|Friedrich of Saxony -(d. 1510)

1491- Zhengde Emperor -of China (d. 1521)

1564- Hans Leo Hassler -German organist and composer (d. 1612)

1609- William Sprague (1609–1675)|William Sprague -English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)

1673- Dimitrie Cantemir -Moldavian geographer, historian, and philosopher (d. 1723)

1684- Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin -Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)

1685- Domenico Scarlatti -Italian composer (d. 1757)

1694- Johan Helmich Roman -Swedish composer (d. 1758)

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

1757- Karl Leonhard Reinhold -Austrian philosopher (d. 1823)

1759- Georges Danton -French lawyer and politician, Ministry of Justice (France)|French Minister of Justice (d. 1794)

1768- Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko -Polish general and politician (d. 1844)

1794- Konstantin Thon -Russian architect, designed the Grand Kremlin Palace and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (d. 1881)

1795- Nikolaos Mantzaros -Greek composer (d. 1872)

1797- Giuditta Pasta -Italian soprano (d. 1865)

1799- Margaret Agnes Bunn -British actress (d. 1883)

1800- Helmuth von Moltke the Elder -Prussian field marshal (d. 1891)

1802- Miguel I of Portugal -(d. 1866)

1803- Joseph Hansom -English architect, designed Birmingham Town Hall and invented the Hansom cab (d. 1882)

1842- Vasily Vereshchagin -Russian painter (d. 1904)

1849- Ferdinand Georg Frobenius -German mathematician (d. 1917)

1850- Grigore Tocilescu -Romanian archaeologist and historian (d. 1909)

1854- C. W. Post -American businessman, founded Post Foods (d. 1914)

1865- Benjamin Guggenheim -American businessman (d. 1912)

1869- Washington Luís -Brazilian politician, 13th President of Brazil (d. 1957)

1871- Guillermo Kahlo -German-Mexican photographer (d. 1941)

1872- Harold Fraser (golfer)|Harold Fraser -American golfer (d. 1945)

1873- A. K. Fazlul Huq -Bangladeshi-Pakistani politician, 5th Ministry of Interior (Pakistan)|Pakistani Minister of Interior (d. 1962)

1873- Thorvald Stauning -Danish politician, 24th Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1942)

1874- Martin Lowry -English chemist (d. 1936)

1874- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller -American philanthropist (d. 1948)

1880- Andrei Bely -Russian author, poet, and critic (d. 1934)

1881- Louis Bastien (cyclist)|Louis Bastien -French cyclist (d. 1963)

1883- Napoleon Hill -American philosopher and author (d. 1970)

1883- Paul Pilgrim -American runner (d. 1958)

1884- William Hogenson -American sprinter (d. 1965)

1890- Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi -Indian journalist and politician (d. 1931)

1893- Miloš Crnjanski -Serbian poet and author (d. 1977)

1899- Judy Johnson -American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)

1902- Beryl Markham -Kenyan horse trainer and author (d. 1986)

1902- Jack Sharkey -American boxer (d. 1994)

1905- George Bernard Flahiff -Canadian cardinal (d. 1989)

1906- Primo Carnera -Italian boxer and actor (d. 1967)

1909- Ignace Lepp -French psychologist and author (d. 1966)

1909- Dante Quinterno -Argentinian author and illustrator (d. 2003)

1910- John Krol -American cardinal (d. 1996)

1911- Sid Gillman -American football player and coach (d. 2003)

1911- Mahalia Jackson -American singer (d. 1972)

1911- Sorley MacLean -Scottish poet and educator (d. 1996)

1912- Don Siegel -American director and producer (d. 1991)

1913- Charlie Barnet -American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)

1914- Jackie Coogan -American actor (d. 1984)

1915- Joe Fry -English race car driver (d. 1950)

1916- François Mitterrand -French lawyer and politician, 21st President of France (d. 1996)

1916- Boyd Wagner -American colonel and pilot (d. 1942)

1918- Diana Serra Cary -American actress

1919- Frank Bourgholtzer -American journalist (d. 2010)

1919- Edward Brooke -American captain and politician, 47th Massachusetts Attorney General

1919- Mohammad Reza Pahlavi -Persian king (d. 1980)

1921- George Forrest (politician)|George Forrest -Irish politician (d. 1968)

1922- Madelyn Dunham -American grandmother of Barack Obama (d. 2008)

1922- Fred Wood (actor)|Fred Wood -English actor

1923- Robert Hinde -English scientist and academic

1924- Shaw Taylor -English television presenter

1925- Jan Wolkers -Dutch sculptor, painter, and author (d. 2007)

1926- Panos Gavalas -Greek singer (d. 1988)

1927- Warne Marsh -American saxophonist (Supersax) (d. 1987)

1928- Francisco Solano López (comics)|Francisco Solano López -Argentinian illustrator (d. 2011)

1929- Neal Matthews, Jr. -American singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)

1933- Takis Kanellopoulos -Greek director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1990)

1933- Andrew P. O'Rourke -American judge and politician (d. 2013)

1934- Hans-Joachim Roedelius -German keyboard player and producer (Cluster (band)|Cluster, Harmonia (band)|Harmonia, Kluster, and Aquarello)

1935- Mike Gray -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1935- Gloria Conyers Hewitt -American mathematician and academic

1936- Shelley Morrison -American actress

1936- György Pauk -Hungarian violinist

1940- Eddie Henderson (musician)|Eddie Henderson -American trumpet player

1940- John Horgan (academic)|John Horgan -Irish academic and politician

1941- Steven Kellogg -American author and illustrator

1941- Charlie Landsborough -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942- Bob Hoskins -English actor, singer, and director (d. 2014)

1942- Milton Nascimento -Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Clube da Esquina)

1942- Zdenko Runjić -Croatian songwriter and producer (d. 2004)

1942- Jonathan Williams (racing driver)|Jonathan Williams -English race car driver

1945- Pat Conroy -American author

1945- Demetris Th. Gotsis -Greek poet and author

1945- Jaclyn Smith -American actress and producer

1946- Kevin Barron -English politician

1946- Keith Hopwood -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Herman's Hermits)

1946- Pat Sajak -American game show host, producer, and actor

1946- Ekhard Salje -German minerologist

1946- Holly Woodlawn -Puerto Rican-American actress

1947- Ricardo Asch -Argentinian gynecologist and endocrinologist

1947- Ian Ashley -German-English race car driver

1947- Reg Empey -Northern Irish politician

1947- Hillary Rodham Clinton -American lawyer and politician, 49th First Lady of the United States

1947- Trevor Joyce -Irish poet

1948- Toby Harrah -American baseball player and coach

1949- Antonio Carpio -Filipino lawyer and jurist

1949- Steve Rogers (baseball)|Steve Rogers -American baseball player

1949- Kevin Sullivan (wrestler)|Kevin Sullivan -American wrestler

1951- Bootsy Collins -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Parliament-Funkadelic and Praxis (band)|Praxis)

1951- Tommy Mars -American keyboard player

1951- Julian Schnabel -American painter, director and screenwriter

1952- Bobby Bandiera -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)

1952- Edward Garnier -English politician

1952- Andrew Motion -English poet and author

1952- David Was -American singer-songwriter and producer (Was (Not Was))

1953- Roger Allam -English actor

1953- Tim Hely Hutchinson -English publisher

1953- Joe Meriweather -American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

1953- Keith Strickland -American guitarist and songwriter (The B-52's)

1953- Maureen Teefy -American actress and singer

1953- Lauren Tewes -American actress

1954- Vasilis Hatzipanagis -Greek footballer

1954- Adam Mars-Jones -English novelist and critic

1956- Stephen Gumley -Australian businessman

1956- Rita Wilson -American actress, singer, and producer

1957- Julie Dawn Cole -English actress and singer

1957- Bob Golic -American football player and radio host

1958- Shaun Woodward -English politician

1959- Brian Bovell -English actor

1959- François Chau -Cambodian-American actor

1959- Paul Farmer -American anthropologist and physician

1959- Andreas Hinze -German footballer

1959- Evo Morales -Bolivian politician, 80th President of Bolivia

1959- Marilyn Jess -French porn actress

1960- Patrick Breen -American actor and screenwriter

1961- Gerald Malloy -American lawyer and politician

1961- Dylan McDermott -American actor

1961- Stacy Schiff -American author and critic

1962- Cary Elwes -English actor and producer

1963- Ted Demme -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2002)

1963- Natalie Merchant -American singer-songwriter and pianist (10,000 Maniacs)

1964- Tom Cavanagh -Canadian actor and producer

1965- Aaron Kwok -Hong Kong singer, dancer, and actor

1965- Kelly Rowan -Canadian actress and producer

1966- Jane Hajduk -American actress

1966- Masaharu Iwata -Japanese composer

1966- Steve Valentine -Scottish actor

1966- Jeanne Zelasko -American journalist and sportscaster

1967- Douglas Alexander -Scottish politician

1967- Keith Urban -New Zealand-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Ranch (band)|The Ranch)

1970- Lisa Ryder -Canadian actress

1970- Dian Bachar -American actor

1971- Jim Butcher -American author

1971- Audley Harrison -English boxer

1971- Anthony Rapp -American actor and singer

1972- Daniel Elena -Monegasque race car driver

1972- Riaz (actor)|Riaz -Bangladesh|Bangladeshi film actor

1973- Austin Healey -English rugby player and sportscaster

1973- Seth MacFarlane -American voice actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter

1973- Taka Michinoku -Japanese wrestler

1974- LISA (Japanese musician, born 1974)|Lisa -Japanese-Colombian singer and producer (M-Flo)

1974- Anita Rinaldi -Hungarian pornographic actress and film director

1974- Raveena Tandon -Indian actress and producer

1975- Ivo Posti -Estonian tenor

1976- Miikka Kiprusoff -Finnish ice hockey player

1977- Jon Heder -American actor and producer

1978- Sari Abacha -Nigerian footballer (d. 2013)

1978- Jimmy Aggrey -English footballer

1978- Eva Kaili -Greek journalist and politician

1978- CM Punk -American wrestler

1978- Dave Zastudil -American football player

1979- Movsar Barayev -Chechen militia leader (d. 2002)

1979- Josh Portman -American guitarist (Near Miss (band)|Near Miss and Yellowcard)

1980- Cristian Chivu -Romanian footballer

1980- Claire Cooper -English actress

1981- Sam Brown (comedian)|Sam Brown -American comedian and actor, producer, and screenwriter

1981- Martina Schild -Swiss skier

1981- Guy Sebastian -Australian singer-songwriter and producer

1981- Chou Ssu-Chi -Taiwanese baseball player

1981- Girl Talk (musician)|Girl Talk -American DJ and producer (Trey Told 'Em)

1982- Nicola Adams -English boxer

1982- Adam Carroll -Irish race car driver

1983- Francisco Liriano -Dominican baseball player

1983- Dmitri Sychev -Russian footballer

1983- Luke Watson -South African rugby player

1984- Sasha Cohen -American figure skater

1984- Adriano Correia -Brazilian footballer

1984- Jefferson Farfán -Peruvian footballer

1984- Amanda Overmyer -American singer-songwriter

1985- Asin -Indian model and actress

1985- Andrea Bargnani -Italian basketball player

1985- Kafoumba Coulibaly -Ivorian footballer

1985- Monta Ellis -American basketball player

1985- Kieran Read -New Zealand rugby player

1986- Ibor Bakar -French footballer

1986- Marco Ruben -Argentinian footballer

1986- Schoolboy Q -rapper

1987- Abudramae Bamba -Ivorian footballer

1987- Shawn Lauvao -American football player

1988- Greg Zuerlein (figure skater)|Greg Zuerlein -American figure skater

1989- Emil Sayfutdinov -Russian motorcycle racer

1990- Mark Swanepoel -South African rugby player

1991- Amala Paul -Indian actress

1994- Allie DeBerry -American actress

1996- Rebecca Tunney -British gymnast

History of Deaths

664- Cedd -English bishop (b. 620)

899- Alfred the Great -English king (b. 849)

1440- Gilles de Rais -French knight (b. 1404)

1633- Horio Tadaharu -Japanese daimyo (b. 1596)

1671- Sir John Gell, 1st Baronet -English politician (b. 1593)

1675- William Sprague (1609–1675)|William Sprague -English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (b. 1609)

1686- John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (b. 1623)

1717- Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester -(b. 1657)

1751- Philip Doddridge -English religious reformer and educator (b. 1702)

1764- William Hogarth -English painter and engraver (b. 1697)

1773- Amédée-François Frézier -French mathematician, engineer, and explorer (b. 1682)

1803- Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford -English politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1721)

1806- John Graves Simcoe -English general and politician, 1st List of lieutenant governors of Ontario|Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (b. 1752)

1817- Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin -Dutch-Austrian chemist and botanist (b. 1727)

1861- Edward "Ned" Kendall -American bandleader and instrumentalist (keyed bugle) (b. 1808)

1864- William T. Anderson -American captain (b. 1838)

1866- John Kinder Labatt -Irish-Canadian brewer, founded the Labatt Brewing Company (b. 1803)

1890- Carlo Collodi -Italian author (b. 1826)

1896- Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour -French politician, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (France)|French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1827)

1902- Elizabeth Cady Stanton -American activist (b. 1815)

1909- Itō Hirobumi -Japanese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1841)

1930- Waldemar Haffkine -Russian-Swiss bacteriologist (b. 1860)

1930- Harry Payne Whitney -American businessman and horse breeder (b. 1872)

1931- Charles Comiskey -American baseball player and manager (b. 1859)

1932- Margaret Brown -American philanthropist and activist (b. 1867)

1937- Józef Dowbor-Muśnicki -Polish general (b. 1867)

1941- Arkady Gaidar -Russian author (b. 1904)

1943- Aurel Stein -Hungarian-English archaeologist (b. 1862)

1944- Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom -(b. 1857)

1944- William Temple (bishop)|William Temple -English archbishop (b. 1881)

1945- Aleksey Krylov -Russian mathematician and engineer (b. 1863)

1945- Paul Pelliot -French sinologist and explorer (b. 1878)

1946- Ioannis Rallis -Greek lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)

1947- Edwin Sidney Savage -English cleric (b. 1862)

1949- Lionel Halsey -English admiral and courtier (b. 1872)

1952- Hattie McDaniel -American actress and singer (b. 1895)

1956- Walter Gieseking -French-German pianist and composer (b. 1895)

1957- Gerty Cori -Czech-American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)

1957- Nikos Kazantzakis -Greek philosopher, author, and playwright (b. 1883)

1962- Louise Beavers -American actress and singer (b. 1902)

1963- Elizabeth Gunn (paediatrician)|Elizabeth Gunn -New Zealand paediatrician (b. 1879)

1965- Sylvia Likens -American Torture murder|torture victim (b. 1949)

1966- Alma Cogan -English singer (b. 1932)

1971- Vincent Coleman -American actor (b. 1901)

1972- Igor Sikorsky -Russian-American aircraft designer, founded Sikorsky Aircraft (b. 1889)

1974- Bidia Dandaron -Russian author and educator (b. 1914)

1978- Alexander Gerschenkron -Ukrainian-American historian, critic, and educator (b. 1904)

1979- Park Chung-hee -Korean general and politician, 3rd President of South Korea (b. 1917)

1984- Gus Mancuso -American baseball player and coach (b. 1905)

1986- Jackson Scholz -American runner (b. 1897)

1989- Charles J. Pedersen -American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

1993- Oro (wrestler)|Oro -Mexican wrestler (b. 1971)

1994- Wilbert Harrison -American singer (b. 1929)

1995- Wilhelm Freddie -Danish painter and sculptor (b. 1909)

1995- Gorni Kramer -Italian bassist, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1913)

1999- Hoyt Axton -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1938)

1999- Eknath Easwaran -Indian-American educator and author (b. 1910)

1999- Johannes Käbin -Estonian politician (b. 1905)

2002- Movsar Barayev -Chechen militia leader (b. 1979)

2002- Jacques Massu -French general (b. 1908)

2004- Bobby Ávila -Mexican baseball player and politician (b. 1924)

2005- Keith Parkinson -American illustrator (b. 1958)

2005- George Swindin -English footballer and manager (b. 1914)

2006- Tillman Franks -American bassist and songwriter (b. 1920)

2006- Pontus Hultén -Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)

2007- Nicolae Dobrin -Romanian footballer and manager (b. 1947)

2007- Friedman Paul Erhardt -German-American chef (b. 1943)

2007- Arthur Kornberg -American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Medicine|Nobel Prize (b. 1918)

2007- Khun Sa -Burmese warlord (b. 1934)

2008- Tony Hillerman -American journalist, author, and educator (b. 1925)

2008- Delmar Watson -American actor and photographer (b. 1926)

2009- Teel Bivins -American lawyer and politician, 18th United States Ambassador to Sweden (b. 1947)

2009- George Naʻope -American singer (b. 1928)

2009- Troy Smith (businessman)|Troy Smith -American businessman, founded Sonic Drive-In (b. 1922)

2010- Glen Little (clown)|Glen Little -American clown (b. 1925)

2010- Mbah Maridjan -Indonesian spiritual leader (b. 1927)

2010- Romeu Tuma -Brazilian police officer and politician (b. 1931)

2011- Jona Senilagakali -Fijian physician and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Fiji (b. 1929)

2012- Mac Ahlberg -Swedish-Italian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (b. 1931)

2012- Arnold Greenberg (Snapple)|Arnold Greenberg -American businessman, co-founded Snapple (b. 1932)

2012- Eloy Gutiérrez Menoyo -Cuban army officer (b. 1934)

2012- Joža Horvat -Croatian author (b. 1915)

2012- John M. Johansen -American architect, designed the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre (b. 1916)

2012- Alan Kirschenbaum -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1961)

2012- Natina Reed -American rapper and actress (Blaque) (b. 1979)

2012- Björn Sieber -Austrian skier (b. 1989)

2012- Alan Stretton -Australian general (b. 1922)

2013- Ritva Arvelo -Finnish actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

2013- Ron Davies (photographer)|Ron Davies -Welsh photographer (b. 1921)

2013- Denis Foley -Irish politician (b. 1934)

2013- Doug Ireland -American journalist and activist (b. 1946)

2013- Al Johnson (musician)|Al Johnson -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Unifics) (b. 1948)

2013- Andries Maseko -South African footballer (b. 1955)

2013- Gabriel of Komana -(b. 1946)

2014- Senzo Meyiwa -South African footballer (b. 1987)

2014- Oscar Taveras -Dominican-Canadian baseball player (b. 1992)