This Day in History

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Day History: October-29

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Events History

539 BC- Cyrus the Great -(founder of Achaemenid Empire|Persian Empire) entered capital of Babylon and allowed the Jews to return to their land.

312- Constantine the Great -enters Rome after his victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, stages a grand ''Adventus (ceremony)|adventus'' in the city, and is met with popular jubilation. Maxentius' body is fished out of the Tiber and beheaded.

437- Valentinian III -Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II, Eastern Roman Emperor in Constantinople unifying the two branches of the House of Theodosius.

969- Byzantine Empire|Byzantine -troops occupy Antioch Syria.

1268- Conradin -the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily, a political rival and ally to the hostile Roman Catholic Church.

1390-First trial for witchcraft -in Paris leading to the death of three people.

1422- Charles VII of France -becomes king in succession to his father Charles VI of France though he isn't officially crowned king until 1429.

1467- Battle of Brustem -Charles the Bold defeats Liège.

1611-Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa -

1618-English adventurer, writer, and courtier -Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.

1658- Second Northern War -Naval forces of the Dutch Republic defeat the Swedes in the Battle of the Sound.

1665- Battle of Ambuila -in which Portuguese forces defeat the forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitated king António I of Kongo, also called Nvita a Nkanga.

1675- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz|Leibniz -makes the first use of the long s (∫) as a symbol of the integral in calculus.

1787- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|Mozart -s opera ''Don Giovanni'' receives its first performance in Prague.

1792- Mount Hood -(Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.

1863-Eighteen countries meet in Geneva -and agree to form the International Red Cross.

1863- American Civil War -Battle of Wauhatchie

1886-The first ticker tape parade -takes place in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets as the Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1888-The Convention of Constantinople -is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.

1901-In Amherst, Massachusetts -nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.

1901- Capital punishment -Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution.

1918-The German Empire|German -High Seas Fleet is incapacitated when sailors Wilhelmshaven mutiny|mutiny on the night of the 29th-30th, an action which would trigger the German Revolution of 1918–19.

1921-The Link River Dam -a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.

1921-Second trial of Sacco and Vanzetti -in the United States of America.

1921-The Harvard University -football team loses to Centre College, ending a 25 game winning streak. This is considered one of the biggest upsets in college football.

1922-King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy -appoints Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister.

1923- Turkey -becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

1929-The New York Stock Exchange -crashes in what will be called the Wall Street Crash of 1929|Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.

1941- The Holocaust -In the Kaunas Ghetto over 10,000 Jews are shot by Nazi Germany|German occupiers at the Ninth Fort, a massacre known as the "Great Action".

1942-The Holocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany -s persecution of Jews.

1944-The city of Breda -in the Netherlands is liberated by 1st Polish Armoured Division.

1944-World War II: The Soviet Red Army -enters Hungary.

1945- Getúlio Vargas -president of Brazil, resigns.

1948- Safsaf massacre -

1953- BCPA Flight 304 -Douglas DC-6|DC-6 crashes near San Francisco. Pianist William Kapell is among the 19 killed.

1955-The {{ship|Soviet battleship|Novorossiysk}} strikes a World War II mine in the harbor at Sevastopol -

1956- Suez Crisis -begins: Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.

1956-The Tangier Protocol is signed: The international city Tangier -is reintegrated into Morocco.

1957- Israel -s prime minister David Ben-Gurion and five of his ministers are injured when a hand grenade is tossed into Israel's parliament, the Knesset.

1960-In Louisville, Kentucky -Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.

1960-An airplane carrying the Cal Poly football team plane crash|Cal Poly football team crashes on takeoff -in Toledo, Ohio.

1961- Syria -exits from the United Arab Republic.

1964-The United Republic of Tanganyika -and Zanzibar is renamed the Tanzania|United Republic of Tanzania.

1964-A collection of irreplaceable gemstone|gem -, including the 565 carat (113 g) Star of India (gem)|Star of India, is stolen by a group of thieves (among them is Jack Roland Murphy|"Murph the surf") from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

1967-London criminal Jack McVitie -is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.

1967- Montreal -s World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors.

1969-The first-ever computer -to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.

1971-In Macon, Georgia, guitarist Duane Allman -is killed in a motorcycle accident.

1972-The three surviving perpetrators of the Munich massacre -are released from prison in exchange for the hostages of hijacked Lufthansa Flight 615.

1980-Demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 Hercules|C-130 -for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base's Duke Field, Florida leading to cancellation of Operation Credible Sport.

1985-Major General Samuel K. Doe -is announced the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.

1986-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher -opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.

1991-The American Galileo spacecraft -makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.

1994- Francisco Martin Duran -fires over two dozen shots at the White House (Duran is later convicted of trying to kill US President Bill Clinton).

1998- Apartheid -In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (South Africa)|Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities.

1998- Space Shuttle Discovery -blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

1998- ATSC -HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.

1998-While ''en route'' from Adana -to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of 6 and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he is landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.

1998- Hurricane Mitch -the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes Landfall (meteorology)|landfall in Honduras.

1998-The Gothenburg discothèque fire -in Sweden kills 63 and injures 200.

1999-A 1999 Odisha cyclone|large cyclone -devastates Odisha, India.

2002- Ho Chi Minh City ITC fire -a fire destroys a luxurious department store where 1500 people are shopping. Over 60 people die and over 100 are unaccounted for. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.

2004-The Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera -broadcasts an excerpt from a 2004 Osama bin Laden video in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

2005- 29 October 2005 Delhi bombings|Bombings in Delhi -kill more than 60.

2008- Delta Air Lines -merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to five.

2012- Hurricane Sandy -hits the east coast of the United States, killing 148 directly and 138 indirectly, while leaving nearly $70 billion in damages and causing major power outages.

2013- Turkey -opens a Marmaray|sea tunnel connecting Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul.

Famous Birthdays

1504- Shin Saimdang -Korean painter and poet (d. 1551)

1682- Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix -French historian, explorer, and author (d. 1761)

1690- Martin Folkes -English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1754)

1704- John Byng -English admiral and politician, 11th List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador|Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1757)

1740- James Boswell -Scottish-English lawyer and author (d. 1795)

1815- Dan Emmett -American composer (d. 1904)

1822- Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski -Russian-Polish cardinal (d. 1902)

1832- Narcisa de Jesús -Ecuadorian saint (d. 1869)

1855- Paul Bruchési -Canadian archbishop (d. 1939)

1856- Jacques Curie -French physicist and academic (d. 1941)

1861- Andrei Ryabushkin -Russian painter (d. 1904)

1866- Antonio Luna -Filipino general (d. 1899)

1875- Marie of Romania -(d. 1938)

1877- Narcisa de Leon -Filipino film producer (d. 1966)

1877- Wilfred Rhodes -English cricketer and coach (d. 1973)

1879- Alva B. Adams -American lawyer and politician (d. 1941)

1879- Franz von Papen -German soldier and politician, List of Chancellors of Germany|Chancellor of Germany (d. 1969)

1880- Abram Ioffe -Russian physicist (d. 1960)

1881- John DeWitt (athlete)|John DeWitt -American football player and hammer thrower (d. 1930)

1882- Jean Giraudoux -French author and playwright (d. 1944)

1883- Victor Hochepied -French swimmer (d. 1966)

1891- Fanny Brice -American actress and singer (d. 1951)

1897- Joseph Goebbels -German politician, List of Chancellors of Germany|Chancellor of Germany (d. 1945)

1899- Kate Seredy -Hungarian-American author and illustrator (d. 1975)

1899- Akim Tamiroff -Russian-American actor (d. 1972)

1905- Henry Green -English author (d. 1973)

1906- Fredric Brown -American author (d. 1972)

1907- Edwige Feuillère -French actress (d. 1998)

1910- A. J. Ayer -English philosopher and author (d. 1989)

1913- Al Suomi -American ice hockey player (d. 2014)

1914- Maxim of Bulgaria -Bulgarian patriarch (d. 2012)

1915- William Berenberg -American physician and academic (d. 2005)

1917- Eddie Constantine -American-French actor and singer (d. 1993)

1918- Bernard Gordon (writer)|Bernard Gordon -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2007)

1920- Baruj Benacerraf -Venezuelan-American immunologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

1921- Baselios Thoma Didymos I -Indian metropolitan (d. 2014)

1921- Baku Mahadeva -Sri Lankan civil servant and academic (d. 2013)

1921- Bill Mauldin -American cartoonist (d. 2003)

1922- Neal Hefti -American trumpet player and composer (d. 2008)

1923- Carl Djerassi -Austrian-American chemist and author

1923- Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs -Dutch runner

1925- Dominick Dunne -American journalist and author (d. 2009)

1925- Robert Hardy -English actor

1925- Haim Hefer -Polish-Israeli songwriter and poet (d. 2012)

1925- Zoot Sims -American saxophonist and composer (d. 1985)

1926- Jon Vickers -Canadian tenor

1929- Irvine Patnick -English politician (d. 2012)

1929- Yevgeny Primakov -Ukrainian-Russian politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Russia

1930- Bertha Brouwer -Dutch sprinter (d. 2006)

1930- Niki de Saint Phalle -French sculptor and painter (d. 2002)

1930- Omara Portuondo -Cuban singer and dancer (Cuarteto d'Aida and Buena Vista Social Club)

1930- Natalie Sleeth -American pianist and composer (d. 1992)

1931- Franco Interlenghi -Italian actor

1933- William Harrison (author)|William Harrison -American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1935- Isao Takahata -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter

1936- Akiko Kojima -Japanese model, Miss Universe 1959

1938- Ralph Bakshi -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1938- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf -Liberian politician, 24th President of Liberia

1940- Frida Boccara -Moroccan-French singer (d. 1996)

1940- David Brigati -American singer (Joey Dee and the Starliters and The Rascals)

1940- Connie Mack III -American politician

1940- José Ulises Macías Salcedo -Mexican archbishop

1940- Jack Shepherd (actor)|Jack Shepherd -English actor, director, and playwright

1940- Galen Weston -English-Canadian businessman and philanthropist

1942- Melora Harte -American voice actress and screenwriter

1942- Bob Ross -American painter and television host (d. 1995)

1943- Don Simpson -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)

1944- Claude Brochu -Canadian businessman

1944- Denny Laine -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Moody Blues, Ginger Baker's Air Force, and Wings (band)|Wings)

1945- Mick Gallagher -English keyboard player and songwriter (The Animals, The Blockheads, and Skip Bifferty)

1945- Ron Maag -American businessman and politician

1945- Melba Moore -American singer-songwriter and actress

1945- Gerrit Ybema -Dutch civil servant and politician (d. 2012)

1946- Lynn Carey -American singer-songwriter and actress

1946- Peter Green (musician)|Peter Green -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green Splinter Group, and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers)

1947- Helen Coonan -Australian lawyer and politician

1947- Richard Dreyfuss -American actor, singer, and producer

1948- Frans de Waal -Dutch-American ethologist, author, and academic

1948- Kate Jackson -American actress, director, and producer

1949- Kieron Baker -English footballer

1949- Paul Orndorff -American wrestler

1949- David Paton -Scottish guitarist (Pilot (band)|Pilot, The Alan Parsons Project, Bay City Rollers, and Camel)

1949- James Williamson (musician)|James Williamson -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Stooges)

1950- Abdullah Gül -Turkish politician, 11th President of Turkey

1950- Bronwen Mantel -Canadian actress

1951- Dirk Kempthorne -American politician, 49th United States Secretary of the Interior

1951- Tiff Needell -English race car driver and television host

1952- Marcia Fudge -American lawyer and politician

1953- Denis Potvin -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1954- Lee Child -English author

1955- Kevin DuBrow -American singer-songwriter (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)

1955- Roger O'Donnell -English keyboard player (The Cure and Thompson Twins)

1956- Wilfredo Gómez -Puerto Rican boxer

1957- Dan Castellaneta -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1958- Blažej Baláž -Slovak painter, sculptor, and illustrator

1958- David Remnick -American journalist

1959- Jesse Barfield -American baseball player and sportscaster

1959- Mike Gartner -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1960- Finola Hughes -English actress

1960- Thorsten Schlumberger -German footballer

1961- Randy Jackson (The Jacksons)|Randy Jackson -American singer-songwriter and dancer (The Jackson 5)

1961- Joel Otto -American ice hockey player and coach

1962- Einar Örn Benediktsson -Icelandic singer, trumpet player and politician (The Sugarcubes, Purrkur Pillnikk, and KUKL (band)|KUKL)

1962- Fabiola Gianotti -Italian physicist

1963- Gerald Morris -American author

1964- Yasmin Le Bon -English model

1964- Eddie McGuire -Australian businessman and television host

1965- Tyler Collins -American singer-songwriter and actress

1967- Joely Fisher -American actress and director

1967- Rufus Sewell -English actor

1968- Tsunku -Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (Sharam Q)

1968- Johann Olav Koss -Norwegian speed skater

1969- Eleni Menegaki -Greek actress and talk show host

1969- Chris Verene -American fine arts and documentary photographer and performance artist

1970- Phillip Cocu -Dutch footballer and manager

1970- Kaido Reivelt -Estonian physicist and academic

1970- Edwin van der Sar -Dutch footballer

1971- Daniel J. Bernstein -American mathematician, cryptologist, and academic

1971- Matthew Hayden -Australian cricketer

1971- Winona Ryder -American actress and producer

1972- Takafumi Horie -Japanese businessman, founded Livedoor

1972- Tracee Ellis Ross -American actress and producer

1972- Gabrielle Union -American actress

1973- Vonetta Flowers -American bobsledder, sprinter, and long jumper

1973- Éric Messier -Canadian ice hockey player

1973- Robert Pirès -French footballer

1974- Michael Vaughan -English cricketer and sportscaster

1974- Yenny Wahid -political activist and Indonesian Islamist

1975- Kelly Lin -Chinese actress

1976- Stephen Craigan -Irish footballer and manager

1976- Milena Govich -American actress, singer, and dancer

1976- Georgios Kalaitzis -Greek basketball player

1977- Jon Abrahams -American actor

1977- Brendan Fehr -Canadian actor

1977- Vaggelis Kaounos -Greek footballer

1978- Travis Henry -American football player

1978- Kelly Smith -English footballer

1979- Andrew-Lee Potts -English actor

1979- Ignasi Giménez Renom -Catalan politician

1980- Ben Foster -American actor

1980- Nadejda Ostrovskaya -Belarusian tennis player

1980- Kaine Robertson -New Zealand-Italian rugby player

1980- B. J. Sams (American football)|B. J. Sams -American football player

1981- Amanda Beard -American swimmer

1981- Jonathan Brown (Australian rules footballer)|Jonathan Brown -Australian footballer

1981- Angelika de la Cruz -Filipino actress and singer

1981- Georgios Fotakis -Greek footballer

1981- Reemma Sen -Indian actress

1982- Ariel Lin -Taiwanese actress and singer

1982- Chelan Simmons -Canadian actress

1983- Richard Brancatisano -Australian actor

1983- Maurice Clarett -American football player

1983- Freddy Eastwood -Welsh footballer

1983- Dana Eveland -American baseball player

1983- Johnny Lewis -American actor (d. 2012)

1983- Jason Tahincioğlu -Turkish race car driver

1984- Les Davies -Welsh footballer

1984- Eric Staal -Canadian ice hockey player

1985- Cal Crutchlow -English motorcycle racer

1985- Janet Montgomery -English actress

1985- Jefferson Severino -Brazilian footballer

1985- Vijender Singh -Indian boxer

1986- Sarita Pérez de Tagle -Filipino actress

1986- Tina Yuzuki -Japanese pornographic actress

1987- Andy Dalton -American football player

1987- Jessica Dubé -Canadian figure skater

1987- Eduardo (footballer born 1987)|Zé Eduardo -Brazilian footballer

1987- Frazer McLaren -Canadian ice hockey player

1987- Makoto Ogawa -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume, Petitmoni, Morning Musume Otomegumi, and Dream Morning Musume)

1988- Sam Hutsby -English professional golfer

1990- Eric Saade -Swedish singer (What's Up!)

1991- Grant Hall (footballer)|Grant Hall -English footballer

1992- Jacqueline Jossa -English actress

1993- Ágnes Bukta -Hungarian tennis player

1993- India Eisley -American actress

1998- Lance Stroll -Canadian race driver

History of Deaths

1268- Conradin -Italian king (b. 1252)

1268- Frederick I, Margrave of Baden -(b. 1249)

1321- Stefan Uroš II Milutin of Serbia -(b. 1253)

1590- Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert -Dutch philosopher, theologian, and politician (b. 1522)

1618- Walter Raleigh -English admiral, explorer, and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (b. 1554)

1650- David Calderwood -Scottish historian and theologian (b. 1575)

1666- Edmund Calamy the Elder -English minister (b. 1600)

1783- Jean le Rond d'Alembert -French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1717)

1829- Maria Anna Mozart -Austrian pianist (b. 1751)

1877- Nathan Bedford Forrest -American general (b. 1821)

1897- Henry George -American economist and politician (b. 1839)

1901- Leon Czolgosz -American assassin of William McKinley (b. 1873)

1905- Étienne Desmarteau -Canadian weight thrower (b. 1873)

1911- Joseph Pulitzer -Hungarian-American publisher, lawyer, and politician, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (b. 1847)

1916- John Sebastian Little -American politician, 21st Governor of Arkansas (b. 1851)

1918- Rudolf Tobias -Estonian-German organist and composer (b. 1873)

1919- Albert Benjamin Simpson -Canadian preacher, theologian, and author, founded the Christian and Missionary Alliance (b. 1843)

1924- Frances Hodgson Burnett -English-American playwright and author (b. 1849)

1932- Joseph Babinski -French neurologist (b. 1857)

1933- Albert Calmette -French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist (b. 1863)

1933- Paul Painlevé -French mathematician and politician, 84th Prime Minister of France (b. 1853)

1936- Ramiro de Maeztu -Spanish journalist and theorist (b. 1874)

1939- Dwight B. Waldo -American historian and academic (b. 1864)

1940- Phan Bội Châu -Vietnamese poet and activist (b. 1867)

1941- Harvey Hendrick -American baseball player (b. 1897)

1949- George Gurdjieff -Armenian-French monk, psychologist, and philosopher (b. 1872)

1950- Gustaf V of Sweden -(b. 1858)

1953- William Kapell -American pianist (b. 1922)

1956- Louis Rosier -French race car driver (b. 1905)

1957- Louis B. Mayer -Belarusian-American film producer (b. 1885)

1957- Rosemarie Nitribitt -German murder victim (b. 1933)

1958- Zoë Akins -American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1886)

1963- Adolphe Menjou -American actor and singer (b. 1890)

1969- Pops Foster -American bassist (b. 1892)

1971- Duane Allman -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band, Hour Glass (band)|Hour Glass, Derek and the Dominos, and The Allman Joys) (b. 1946)

1971- Arne Tiselius -Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

1977- Chiyonoyama Masanobu -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 41st Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1926)

1980- Giorgio Borġ Olivier -Maltese lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1911)

1981- Georges Brassens -French singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1921)

1986- Mimis Fotopoulos -Greek actor, singer, and academic (b. 1913)

1987- Woody Herman -American singer, clarinet player, saxophonist, and bandleader (b. 1913)

1988- Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay -Indian activist (b. 1903)

1993- Lipman Bers -Latvian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1914)

1994- Shlomo Goren -Israeli rabbi, general, and scholar (b. 1918)

1995- Terry Southern -American author, screenwriter, and academic (b. 1924)

1996- Eugen Kapp -Estonian composer and educator (b. 1908)

1997- Anton LaVey -American occultist, founded the Church of Satan (b. 1930)

1997- Andreas Gerasimos Michalitsianos -Greek-American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1947)

1998- Paul Misraki -Turkish-French composer (b. 1908)

1999- Greg (comics)|Greg -Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1931)

2000- Carlos Guastavino -Argentinian composer (b. 1912)

2002- Glenn McQueen -Canadian-American animator (b. 1960)

2003- Hal Clement -American pilot, author, and educator (b. 1922)

2003- Franco Corelli -Italian tenor (b. 1921)

2004- Edward Oliver LeBlanc -Dominican politician, List of heads of government of Dominica|Premier of Dominica (b. 1923)

2004- Vaughn Meader -American actor (b. 1936)

2004- Peter Twinn -English mathematician and entomologist (b. 1916)

2005- Lloyd Bochner -Canadian actor (b. 1924)

2005- Ion Irimescu -Romanian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1903)

2006- Muhammadu Maccido -Nigerian sultan (b. 1928)

2008- Mike Baker (singer)|Mike Baker -American singer-songwriter (Shadow Gallery) (b. 1963)

2011- Jimmy Savile -English radio and television host (b. 1926)

2012- Warsame Shire Awale -Somalian poet, playwright, and songwriter (b. 1951)

2012- Letitia Baldrige -American etiquette expert and secretary (b. 1926)

2012- J. Bernlef -Dutch author, poet, and songwriter (b. 1937)

2012- Albano Harguindeguy -Argentinian general and politician (b. 1927)

2012- Susumu Ishikawa -Japanese voice actor and singer (b. 1933)

2012- Kenneth G. Ryder -American academic (b. 1924)

2012- Wallace L. W. Sargent -English-American astronomer (b. 1935)

2012- Jack Vaughn -American diplomat (b. 1920)

2013- Jean Rénald Clérismé -Haitian priest and politician, Foreign Ministers of Haiti (b. 1937)

2013- Sherman Halsey -American director and producer (b. 1957)

2013- Sheikh Salahuddin -Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1969)

2013- John Spence (frogman)|John Spence -American soldier and engineer (b. 1918)

2013- Graham Stark -English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)