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Day History: October-27

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Events History


312- Constantine the Great -is said to have received his famous Vision of Constantine|Vision of the Cross.

710- Saracen -invasion of Sardinia.

939- Æthelstan -the first King of England, died and was succeeded by his half-brother, Edmund I.

1275-Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam -

1524- Italian Wars -The French troops lay siege to Pavia.

1553-Condemned as a Heresy|heretic -Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.

1644- Second Battle of Newbury -in the English Civil War.

1682- Philadelphia -Pennsylvania is founded.

1795-The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid (1795)|Treaty of Madrid -which establishes the boundaries between Spanish colonization of the Americas|Spanish colonies and the U.S.

1806-The French Army enters Berlin, following the Battle of Jena–Auerstedt -

1810-United States annexes the former Spanish colonization of the Americas|Spanish colony -of West Florida.

1827- Vincenzo Bellini|Bellini -s third opera, ''Il pirata'', is premiered at Teatro alla Scala di Milano

1838- Missouri -governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order (Mormonism)|Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.

1870-Marshal François Achille Bazaine -surrenders to Kingdom of Prussia|Prussian forces at the conclusion of the Siege of Metz (1870)|Siege of Metz along with 140,000 French soldiers in one of the biggest French defeats of the Franco-Prussian War.

1904-The first underground New York City Subway -line opens; the system becomes the biggest in United States, and one of the biggest in world.

1907- Černová massacre -Fifteen people are killed in the Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen|Hungarian half of Austria-Hungary when a gunman opens fire on a crowd gathered at a church consecration. This would led to protests over the treatment of minorities in Austria-Hungary.

1914-The British lose their first battleship of World War I -The British super-dreadnought battleship HMS Audacious (1912)|HMS Audacious (23,400 tons), is sunk off Tory Island, north-west of Ireland, by a naval mine|minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser ''Berlin''.The loss was kept an official secret in Britain until November 14 1918. The sinking was witnessed and photographed by passengers on {{RMS|Olympic}} sister ship of {{RMS|Titanic}}.

1916- Battle of Segale -Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasu V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zewditu I.

1922-A referendum in Rhodesia -rejects the country's annexation to the South African Union.

1924-The Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic|Uzbek SSR -is founded in the Soviet Union.

1930-Ratifications exchanged in London for the first London Naval Treaty -signed in April modifying the 1925 Washington Naval Treaty and the treaty|arms limitation treaty's modified provisions, go into effect immediately, further limiting the expensive naval arms race among its five signatories.

1936-Mrs Wallis Simpson -files for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his Edward VIII abdication crisis|abdication from the throne.

1944- World War II -Wehrmacht|German forces capture Banská Bystrica during Slovak National Uprising thus bringing it to an end.

1948- Léopold Sédar Senghor -founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc.

1953-British Operation Totem|nuclear test -''Totem 2'' is carried out at Emu Field, South Australia.

1954- Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. -becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.

1958- Iskander Mirza -the first President of Pakistan, is deposed in a bloodless coup d'état by General Ayub Khan (President of Pakistan)|Ayub Khan, who had been appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier.

1961- NASA -tests the first Saturn I rocket in SA-1 (Apollo)|Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.

1961- Mauritania -and Mongolia join the United Nations.

1962-Major Rudolf Anderson -of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban missile crisis when his Lockheed U-2|U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.

1962-A plane carrying Enrico Mattei -post-war Italian administrator, crashes in mysterious circumstances.

1964- Ronald Reagan -delivers a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as "A Time for Choosing".

1967-Catholic priest Philip Berrigan -and others of the 'Baltimore Four' protest the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records.

1971-The Democratic Republic of the Congo -is renamed Zaire.

1973-A 1.4 kg chondrite -type meteorite strikes in Cañon City, Colorado.

1979- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

1981-The Soviet Union|Soviet -submarine Soviet submarine S-363|''U 137'' runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.

1986-The British government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang (financial markets)|Big Bang -

1988- Ronald Reagan -decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.

1991- Turkmenistan -achieves independence from the Soviet Union.

1992- United States Navy -radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is brutally murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey for being gay, precipitating first military, then national, debate about gays in the military that resulted in the United States "Don't ask, don't tell" military policy.

1994- Gliese 229B -is the first Substellar companion|Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.

1995- Latvia -applies for membership in the European Union.

1995-Former Prime Minister of Italy -Bettino Craxi is trial in absentia|convicted ''in absentia'' of Political corruption|corruption.

1997- October 27, 1997 mini-crash -Stock markets around the world stock market crash|crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 554.26 points to 7,161.15.

1999-Gunmen Armenian parliament shooting|open fire -in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and six other members.

2005- 2005 French riots|Riots begin in Paris -after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.

2011- Michael D. Higgins -was chosen in the Irish presidential election, 2011|Irish presidential election as the ninth President of Ireland by the biggest vote in Irish history.

Famous Birthdays


921- Chai Rong -Chinese emperor (d. 959)

1156- Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse -(d. 1222)

1401- Catherine of Valois -(d. 1437)

1703- Johann Gottlieb Graun -German violinist and composer (d. 1771)

1744- Mary Moser -English painter (d. 1819)

1760- August Neidhardt von Gneisenau -Prussian field marshal (d. 1831)

1766- Nancy Storace -English soprano (d. 1817)

1782- Niccolò Paganini -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1840)

1806- Juan Seguín -American colonel and politician (d. 1890)

1811- Stevens T. Mason -American politician, 1st Governor of Michigan (d. 1843)

1811- Isaac Singer -American businessman, founded the Singer Corporation (d. 1875)

1814- Daniel H. Wells -American religious leader and politician, 3rd List of mayors of Salt Lake City|Mayor of Salt Lake City (d. 1891)

1838- John Davis Long -American lawyer and politician, 34th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1915)

1842- Giovanni Giolitti -Italian politician, 13th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1928)

1844- Klas Pontus Arnoldson -Swedish journalist and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)

1854- William Alexander Smith (Boys' Brigade)|William Alexander Smith -Scottish religious leader, founded the Boys' Brigade (d. 1914)

1858- Theodore Roosevelt -American colonel and politician, 26th President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)

1865- Charles Spencelayh -English painter (d. 1958)

1869- Viola Allen -American actress (d. 1948)

1872- Emily Post -American author, founded The Emily Post Institute (d. 1960)

1877- George Thompson (cricketer)|George Thompson -English cricketer (d. 1943)

1885- Sigrid Hjertén -Swedish painter (d. 1948)

1894- Oliver Leese -English general (d. 1978)

1894- Fritz Sauckel -German sailor and politician (d. 1946)

1896- Edith Haisman -South African-English survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic (d. 1997)

1904- Riho Lahi -Estonian journalist and author (d. 1995)

1906- Earle Cabell -American politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1975)

1906- Kazuo Ohno -Japanese dancer (d. 2010)

1908- Lee Krasner -American painter (d. 1984)

1910- Jack Carson -Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1963)

1911- Leif Erickson (actor)|Leif Erickson -American actor and singer (d. 1986)

1913- Joe Medicine Crow -American anthropologist, historian, and author

1914- Dylan Thomas -Welsh poet and playwright (d. 1953)

1915- Harry Saltzman -Canadian-French production manager and producer (d. 1994)

1917- Augustine Harris -English bishop (d. 2007)

1917- Oliver Tambo -South African lawyer and politician (d. 1993)

1918- Mihkel Mathiesen -Estonian engineer and politician (d. 2003)

1918- Teresa Wright -American actress and singer (d. 2005)

1920- Nanette Fabray -American actress, singer, and dancer

1920- K. R. Narayanan -Indian politician, 10th President of India (d. 2005)

1921- Warren Allen Smith -American journalist, author, and activist

1922- Poul Bundgaard -Danish actor and singer (d. 1998)

1922- Ruby Dee -American actress, singer, and poet (d. 2014)

1922- Michel Galabru -Moroccian-French actor

1922- Ralph Kiner -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2014)

1923- Roy Lichtenstein -American painter and sculptor (d. 1997)

1923- Ned Wertimer -American actor (d. 2013)

1925- Warren Christopher -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 63rd United States Secretary of State (d. 2011)

1925- Jane Connell -American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1925- Paul Fox (television executive)|Paul Fox -English television executive

1925- Monica Sims -British radio producer

1926- H. R. Haldeman -American diplomat, 4th White House Chief of Staff (d. 1993)

1927- Dominick Argento -American composer

1928- Gilles Vigneault -Canadian singer-songwriter and poet

1929- Maurice Robert Johnston -English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire

1930- Leo Baxendale -English cartoonist

1930- Barry Supple -English economic historian

1931- David Bryant -English outdoor bowls player

1931- Nawal El Saadawi -Egyptian physician, psychiatrist, and author

1931- Anatoliy Zayaev -Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2012)

1932- Jean-Pierre Cassel -French actor (d. 2007)

1932- Harry Gregg -Irish footballer and manager

1932- Dolores Moore -American baseball player (d. 2000)

1932- Sylvia Plath -American author and poet (d. 1963)

1933- Valentin Boreyko -Russian rower (d. 2012)

1933- Floyd Cramer -American pianist (d. 1997)

1934- Giorgos Konstantinou -Greek actor, director, and screenwriter

1935- Frank Adonis -American actor

1935- Maurício de Sousa -Brazilian cartoonist

1936- Neil Sheehan -American journalist and author

1937- Lara Parker -American actress

1939- John Cleese -English actor, producer, and screenwriter

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

1940- John Gotti -American mobster (d. 2002)

1940- Maxine Hong Kingston -American author

1941- Dave Costa -American football player (d. 2013)

1941- Dick Trickle -American race car driver (d. 2013)

1942- Lee Greenwood -American singer-songwriter

1942- Janusz Korwin-Mikke -Polish journalist and politician

1943- Carmen Argenziano -American actor and producer

1943- Jerry Rook -American basketball player and coach

1944- J. A. Jance -American author and poet

1945- Arild Andersen -Norwegian bassist and composer (Masqualero)

1945- Dick Dodd -American drummer and actor (The Bel-Airs, The Standells, and Eddie & the Showmen) (d. 2013)

1945- John Kane (writer)|John Kane -Scottish actor and screenwriter

1945- Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva -Brazilian politician, 35th President of Brazil

1946- Peter Martins -Danish dancer and choreographer

1946- Steven R. Nagel -American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2014)

1946- Ivan Reitman -Czech-Canadian actor, director, and producer

1946- Carrie Snodgress -American actress (d. 2004)

1949- Clifford Antone -American businessman (d. 2006)

1949- Garry Tallent -American bass player and producer (E Street Band)

1950- Michael Driscoll (economist)|Michael Driscoll -English economist

1950- Fran Lebowitz -American author

1950- Július Šupler -Slovak ice hockey player and coach

1950- A. N. Wilson -English writer and newspaper columnist

1951- K. K. Downing -English guitarist and songwriter (Judas Priest)

1951- Carlos Frenk -Mexican-English cosmologist

1951- Nancy Jacobs -American politician

1951- Jayne Kennedy -American model, actress, and sportscaster

1951- Éric Morena -French singer

1952- Roberto Benigni -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter

1952- Francis Fukuyama -American political scientist, economist, and author

1952- Topi Sorsakoski -Finnish singer-songwriter (Agents (Finnish band)|Agents) (d. 2011)

1953- Peter Firth -English actor

1953- Robert Picardo -American actor

1954- Jan Duursema -American illustrator

1954- Chris Tavaré -English cricketer

1955- Debra Bowen -American lawyer and politician

1956- Veronica Hart -American porn actress and director

1956- Babis Tsertos -Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player

1957- Jeff East -American actor

1957- Glenn Hoddle -English footballer and manager

1958- Lee Carter -American judge

1958- David Hazeltine -American pianist

1958- Simon Le Bon -English singer-songwriter (Duran Duran and Arcadia (band)|Arcadia)

1958- Felix Wurman -American cellist and composer (d. 2009)

1959- Rick Carlisle -American basketball player and coach

1960- Tom Nieto -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1960- Vangelis Trigas -Greek musician

1963- Marla Maples -American model and actress

1963- Tom McKean -Scottish athlete

1964- Mark Taylor (cricketer)|Mark Taylor -Australian cricketer and sportscaster

1964- Ian Wells -English footballer (d. 2013)

1966- Matt Drudge -American blogger, founded the ''Drudge Report''

1966- Kit Malthouse -English politician

1966- Hege Nerland -Norwegian politician (d. 2007)

1967- Steve Almond -American author

1967- Simone Moro -Italian mountaineer

1967- Dejan Raičković -Montenegrin footballer and manager

1967- Scott Weiland -American singer-songwriter (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, The Wondergirls, and Camp Freddy)

1968- Saffron Aldridge -English model

1968- Dileep (actor)|Dileep -Indian actor and producer

1968- Alain Auderset -Swiss author

1968- Vinny Samways -English footballer and manager

1969- Peter O'Meara -Irish actor

1970- Karl Backman -Swedish guitarist and songwriter (AC4)

1970- Felix Bwalya -Zambian boxer (d. 1997)

1970- Adrian Erlandsson -Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth, At the Gates, Nemhain (band)|Nemhain, The Haunted, Nifelheim, and Brujeria (band)|Brujeria)

1970- Alama Ieremia -New Zealand rugby player and coach

1970- Jonathan Stroud -English author

1970- Ruslana Taran -Ukrainian sailor

1971- Stefano Guidoni -Italian footballer

1971- Jorge Soto (footballer)|Jorge Soto -Peruvian footballer

1971- Theodoros Zagorakis -Greek footballer

1972- Elissa (singer)|Elissa -Lebanese singer

1972- Lee Clark (footballer)|Lee Clark -English footballer and manager

1972- Evan Coyne Maloney -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1972- Maria Mutola -Mozambican runner

1972- Brad Radke -American baseball player

1973- Jason Johnson (baseball)|Jason Johnson -American baseball player

1973- Semmy Schilt -Dutch kick-boxer and mixed martial artist

1975- Nicola Mazzucato -Italian rugby player and coach

1975- Aron Ralston -American mountaineer and engineer

1975- Zadie Smith -English novelist

1975- Elias Toufexis -Canadian actor

1976- Wilson Raimundo Júnior -Brazilian footballer

1976- Maneet Chauhan -Indian American chef

1977- Jiří Jarošík -Czech footballer

1977- Sheeri Rappaport -American actress

1977- Kumar Sangakkara -Sri Lankan cricketer

1978- Vanessa-Mae -Singaporean-English violinist

1978- Stephanie Abrams -American meteorologist

1978- Sergei Samsonov -Russian ice hockey player

1980- Tanel Padar -Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1980- Taksaorn Paksukcharern -Thai model and actress

1981- Salem Al Fakir -Swedish singer and keyboard player

1981- Volkan Demirel -Turkish footballer

1981- Han Hye-jin -South Korean actress

1981- Kristi Richards -Canadian skier

1982- Patrick Fugit -American actor

1982- Takashi Tsukamoto -Japanese actor and singer

1983- Brent Clevlen -American baseball player

1983- Martín Prado -Venezuelan baseball player

1983- Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ -Turkish actor

1984- Kostas Kapetanos -Greek footballer

1984- Kelly Osbourne -English-American singer-songwriter and actress

1984- Irfan Pathan -Indian cricketer

1984- Brady Quinn -American football player

1984- Emilie Ullerup -Danish actress

1985- Sirli Hanni -Estonian biathlete

1985- Sandra Volk -Slovenian tennis player

1986- Jon Niese -American baseball player

1986- Matty Pattison -English footballer

1986- David Warner (cricketer)|David Warner -Australian cricketer

1987- Thelma Aoyama -Japanese singer

1987- Andrew Bynum -American basketball player

1987- Guillaume Franke -French-German rugby player

1987- Sebastian Gacki -Canadian actor

1987- Viktor Genev -Bulgarian footballer

1987- Yi Jianlian -Chinese basketball player

1988- Brady Ellison -American archer

1988- Illimar Pärn -Etonian ski jumper

1988- Evan Turner -American basketball player

1990- Dimitrios Gkourtsas -Greek footballer

1990- Oktovianus Maniani -Indonesian footballer

1992- Stephan El Shaarawy -Italian footballer

1992- Emily Hagins -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1993- Kiefer Ravena -Filipino basketball player

1994- Eddie Alderson -American actor

1997- Eden Taylor-Draper -English actress

1999- Haruka Kudo (singer)|Haruka Kudo -Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

History of Deaths


939- Æthelstan -first King of England (b. c. 894)

1312- John II, Duke of Brabant -(b. 1275)

1327- Elizabeth de Burgh -Scottish wife of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1289)

1430- Vytautas -Lithuanian ruler (b. 1350)

1439- Albert II of Germany -(b. 1397)

1449- Ulugh Beg -Persian astronomer, mathematician, and sultan (b. 1394)

1485- Rodolphus Agricola -Dutch philosopher, poet, and educator (b. 1443)

1505- Ivan III of Russia -(b. 1440)

1553- Michael Servetus -Spanish physician and theologian (b. 1511)

1561- Lope de Aguirre -Spanish explorer (b. 1510)

1573- Laurentius Petri -Swedish archbishop (b. 1499)

1605- Akbar -Mughal emperor (b. 1542)

1617- Ralph Winwood -English politician, Secretary of State (England)|English Secretary of State (b. 1563)

1666- Robert Hubert -French watchmaker (b. 1640)

1670- Vavasor Powell -Welsh evangelist (b. 1617)

1674- Hallgrímur Pétursson -Icelandic minister and poet (b. 1614)

1675- Gilles de Roberval -French mathematician (b. 1602)

1789- John Cook (governor)|John Cook -American farmer and politician, 6th Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)

1880- Thrasyvoulos Zaimis -Greek politician, 48th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1822)

1917- Arthur Rhys-Davids -English lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)

1926- Warren Wood -American golfer (b. 1887)

1927- Squizzy Taylor -Australian gangster (b. 1888)

1935- Ernest Eldridge -English race car driver (b. 1897)

1942- Helmuth Hübener -German activist (b. 1925)

1947- William Fay -Irish actor and producer, co-founded the Abbey Theatre (b. 1872)

1949- Marcel Cerdan -Algerian-French boxer (b. 1916)

1949- Ginette Neveu -French violinist (b. 1919)

1953- Thomas Wass -English cricketer (b. 1873)

1954- Harry Tate (footballer)|Harry Tate -American soccer player (b. 1886)

1962- Rudolf Anderson -American pilot (b. 1927)

1962- Enrico Mattei -Italian politician (b. 1906)

1968- Lise Meitner -Austrian-English physicist (b. 1878)

1974- C. P. Ramanujam -Indian mathematician (b. 1938)

1975- Rex Stout -American author (b. 1886)

1976- Deryck Cooke -English historian and author (b. 1919)

1977- James M. Cain -American journalist and author (b. 1892)

1980- Judy LaMarsh -Canadian soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1924)

1980- Steve Peregrin Took -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (T. Rex (band)|T. Rex, Shagrat (band)|Shagrat, and Steve Took's Horns) (b. 1949)

1980- John Hasbrouck Van Vleck -American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

1988- Charles Hawtrey (actor born 1914)|Charles Hawtry -English actor, singer, and pianist (b. 1914)

1990- Xavier Cugat -Spanish-American violinist, bandleader, and actor (b. 1900)

1990- Jacques Demy -French actor, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1931)

1990- Helmut Maandi -Estonian politician (b. 1906)

1990- Elliott Roosevelt -American general and author (b. 1910)

1990- Princess Sophie of Hohenberg -(b. 1901)

1990- Ugo Tognazzi -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

1991- George Barker (poet)|George Barker -English author and poet (b. 1913)

1992- David Bohm -American-English physicist (b. 1917)

1996- Arthur Tremblay -Canadian politician (b. 1917)

1999- Robert Mills (physicist)|Robert Mills -American physicist (b. 1927)

1999- Charlotte Perriand -French architect and designer (b. 1903)

1999- Bob Vosse -American pornographic film director (b. 1927)

2000- Walter Berry (bass-baritone)|Walter Berry -Austrian opera singer (b. 1929)

2001- Pradeep Kumar -Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1925)

2002- Tom Dowd -American record producer (b. 1925)

2002- Valve Pormeister -Estonian architect (b. 1922)

2003- Rod Roddy -American game show announcer (b. 1937)

2003- Stephanie Tyrell -American songwriter and producer (b. 1949)

2004- Lester Lanin -American bandleader (b. 1907)

2004- Paulo Sérgio Oliveira da Silva -Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)

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

2005- Jerry Cooke (photographer)|Jerry Cooke -(b. 1921)

2006- Jozsef Gregor -Hungarian opera singer (b. 1940)

2006- Reko Lundán -Finnish journalist and author (b. 1969)

2006- Marlin McKeever -American football player (b. 1940)

2006- Joe Niekro -American baseball player (b. 1944)

2006- Brad Will -American journalist and activist (b. 1970)

2007- Satyen Kappu -Indian actor (b. 1931)

2007- Moira Lister -South African actress (b. 1923)

2008- Chris Bryant (writer)|Chris Bryant -English actor and screenwriter (b. 1936)

2008- Ray Ellis -American conductor and producer (b. 1923)

2008- Frank Nagai -Japanese singer (b. 1932)

2008- Roy Stewart -Jamaican-English actor and stuntman (b. 1925)

2009- John David Carson -American actor (b. 1952)

2009- August Coppola -American academic and author (b. 1934)

2009- David Shepherd (umpire)|David Shepherd -English cricketer and umpire (b. 1940)

2010- Denise Borino-Quinn -American actress (b. 1964)

2010- Néstor Kirchner -Argentinian lawyer and politician, 51st President of Argentina (b. 1950)

2010- James Wall (actor)|James Wall -American actor and manager (b. 1917)

2011- James Hillman -American psychologist and author (b. 1926)

2011- Robert Pritzker -American businessman, founder of The Marmon Group (b. 1926)

2012- Ian Buist -English diplomat (b. 1930)

2012- Terry Callier -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945)

2012- Angelo Maria Cicolani -Italian engineer and politician (b. 1952)

2012- Regina Dourado -Brazilian actress (b. 1952)

2012- Jacques Dupin -French poet and critic (b. 1927)

2012- Dmitry Gayev -Russian civil servant (b. 1951)

2012- Hans Werner Henze -German composer (b. 1926)

2012- Rodney S. Quinn -American pilot and politician, 44th Secretary of State of Maine (b. 1923)

2012- Göran Stangertz -Swedish actor and director (b. 1944)

2012- Bill White (comics)|Bill White -American author and illustrator (b. 1961)

2013- Vinko Coce -Croatian singer (b. 1954)

2013- Noel Davern -Irish politician (b. 1945)

2013- Basil Hennessy -Australian archaeologist (b. 1925)

2013- Leonard Herzenberg -American immunologist, geneticist, and academic (b. 1931)

2013- Luigi Magni -Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1928)

2013- Roger McGee -American actor (b. 1926)

2013- Darryn Randall -South African cricketer (b. 1980)

2013- Lou Reed -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (The Velvet Underground and Metal Machine Trio) (b. 1942)

2013- Michael Wilkes -English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (b. 1940)