This Day in History

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Day History: October-30

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Events History


637- Antioch -surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of the Iron Bridge.

758- Guangzhou -is sacked by Arab and Persian people|Persian pirates.

1137- Battle of Rignano -between Ranulf of Apulia and Roger II of Sicily.

1270-The Eighth Crusade -and siege of Tunis end by an agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.

1340- Kingdom of Portugal|Portuguese -and Kingdom of Castile|Castilian forces halt a Marinid dynasty|Marinid invasion at the Battle of Río Salado.

1485-King Henry VII of England -is crowned.

1534-English Parliament passes Acts of Supremacy|Act of Supremacy -making Henry VIII of England|King Henry VIII head of the English church - a role formerly held by the Pope.

1657- Spanish Empire|Spanish -forces fail to retake Jamaica at the Battle of Ocho Rios during the Anglo-Spanish War (1654–60)|Anglo-Spanish War.

1806-Believing he is facing a much larger force, Prussian Lieutenant General Friedrich von Romberg, commanding 5,300 men, Capitulation of Stettin|surrendered the city of Stettin -to 800 French soldiers commanded by Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle|General Lassalle.

1817-The independent government of Venezuela -is established by Simón Bolívar.

1831-In Southampton County, Virginia -escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and arrested for leading the bloodiest Nat Turner's slave rebellion|slave rebellion in United States history.

1863-Danish Prince Wilhelm arrives in Athens -to assume his throne as George I of Greece|George I, King of the Hellenes.

1864- Second Schleswig War -ends. Denmark renounces all claim to Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg, which come under Prussian and Austrian administration.

1864- Helena, Montana -is founded after four Prospecting|prospectors discover gold at "Last Chance Gulch".

1888- Rudd Concession -granted by King Lobengula of Matabeleland to agents of Cecil Rhodes led by Charles Rudd.

1894-Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro -industrially.

1905- Czar -Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia's first constitution, creating a legislative assembly.

1918-The Ottoman Empire -signs an armistice with the Allies of World War I|Allies, ending the World War I|First World War in the Middle East.

1920-The Communist Party of Australia -is founded in Sydney.

1922- Benito Mussolini -is made Italian Prime Minister|Prime Minister of Italy.

1925- John Logie Baird -creates Britain's first television transmitter.

1929-The Standseilbahn Stuttgart|Stuttgart Cable Car -is constructed in Stuttgart, Germany.

1938- Orson Welles -broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's ''The War of the Worlds (radio drama)|The War of the Worlds'', causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.

1941- World War II -Franklin Delano Roosevelt approves U.S. $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Allies of World War II|Allied nations.

1941-1,500 Jews from Pidhaytsi -(in western Ukraine) are sent by Nazis to Bełżec extermination camp.

1942-Lt. Tony Fasson -Able Seaman Colin Grazier and canteen assistant Tommy Brown (GM)|Tommy Brown from {{HMS|Petard|G56|6}} board German submarine U-559|''U-559'', retrieving material which would lead to the decryption of the German Enigma code.

1944- Anne Frank -and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz concentration camp|Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

1945- Jackie Robinson -of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Los Angeles Dodgers|Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier.

1947-The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade -(GATT), which is the foundation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), is founded.

1950- Pope Pius XII -witnesses the "Miracle of the Sun" while at the Vatican City|Vatican.

1953- Cold War -U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves the top secret document National Security Council Paper No. 162/2, which states that the United States' arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the communism|communist threat.

1960- Michael Woodruff -performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

1961- Nuclear testing -The Soviet Union detonates the hydrogen bomb Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya; at 50 megatons of yield, it is still the largest explosive device ever detonated, nuclear or otherwise.

1961-Because of "violations of Lenin -s precepts", it is decreed that Joseph Stalin's body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin's tomb and buried near the Kremlin Wall with a plain granite marker instead.

1965-English model Jean Shrimpton -causes a global sensation by wearing white shift dress of Jean Shrimpton|a daring white minidress to Victoria Derby|Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.

1965- Vietnam War -close to Da Nang, United States Marines repel an intense attack by Viet Cong forces, killing 56 guerrillas.

1970-In Vietnam -the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes severe floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.

1972-A collision between two commuter trains in Chicago -kills 45 and injures 332.

1973-The Bosphorus Bridge -in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus for the second time.

1974- The Rumble in the Jungle -boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.

1974-As a member of the California Angels, Major League Baseball -player Nolan Ryan throws the fastest recorded pitch, at 100.9 MPH.

1975-Prince Juan Carlos I of Spain|Juan Carlos -becomes Spain's acting head of state, taking over for the country's ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.

1980- El Salvador -and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.

1983-The first democratic elections in Argentina -after seven years of military rule are held.

1985- Space Shuttle Challenger -lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.

1987-In Japan, NEC -releases the first History of video game consoles (fourth generation)|16-bit (fourth generation) video game console, the PC Engine, which is later sold in other markets under the name TurboGrafx-16.

1991-The Madrid Conference of 1991|Madrid Conference -for Middle East peace talks opens.

1993- The Troubles -The Ulster Defence Association, an Ulster loyalism|Ulster loyalist paramilitary, Greysteel massacre|carry out a mass shooting at a Halloween party in Greysteel, Northern Ireland. Eight civilians are murdered and thirteen wounded.

1995- Quebec -citizens narrowly vote (50.58% to 49.42%) to remain a province of Canada in their Quebec referendum, 1995|second referendum on national sovereignty.

2005-The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche -(destroyed in the bombing of Dresden in World War II|firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.

Famous Birthdays


39 BC- Julia the Elder -Roman daughter of Augustus (d. 14)

1218- Emperor Chūkyō -of Japan (d. 1234)

1513- Jacques Amyot -French bishop (d. 1593)

1624- Paul Pellisson -French author (d. 1693)

1668- Sophia Charlotte of Hanover -(d. 1705)

1735- John Adams -American politician, 2nd President of the United States (d. 1826)

1748- Martha Jefferson -American wife of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1782)

1751- Richard Brinsley Sheridan -Irish-English poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1816)

1762- André Chénier -Turkish-French poet (d. 1794)

1786- Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé -Canadian author (d. 1871)

1799- Ignace Bourget -Canadian bishop (d. 1885)

1839- Alfred Sisley -French-English painter (d. 1899)

1857- Georges Gilles de la Tourette -French-Swiss physician and neurologist (d. 1904)

1861- Antoine Bourdelle -French sculptor and painter (d. 1929)

1871- Buck Freeman -American baseball player (d. 1949)

1871- Paul Valéry -French poet and philosopher (d. 1945)

1873- Francisco I. Madero -Mexican politician, 33rd President of Mexico (d. 1913)

1881- Elizabeth Madox Roberts -American poet and author (d. 1941)

1882- Oldřich Duras -Czech chess player (d. 1957)

1882- William Halsey, Jr. -American admiral (d. 1959)

1882- Günther von Kluge -Polish-German field marshal (d. 1944)

1885- Ezra Pound -American poet and critic (d. 1972)

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

1887- Sukumar Ray -Indian-Bangladeshi author, poet, and playwright (d. 1923)

1888- Louis Menges -American soccer player, soldier, and politician (d. 1969)

1888- Konstantinos Tsiklitiras -Greek jumper (d. 1913)

1893- Charles Atlas -Italian-American bodybuilder (d. 1972)

1893- Roland Freisler -German soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 1945)

1894- Jean Rostand -French biologist and philosopher (d. 1977)

1894- Peter Warlock -English composer and critic (d. 1930)

1895- Gerhard Domagk -German pathologist and bacteriologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)

1895- Dickinson W. Richards -American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

1896- Ruth Gordon -American actress and screenwriter (d. 1985)

1896- Kostas Karyotakis -Greek poet (d. 1928)

1896- Harry Randall Truman -American owner and caretaker of Mount St. Helens Lodge (d. 1980)

1896- Antonino Votto -Italian conductor (d. 1985)

1897- Rex Cherryman -American actor (d. 1928)

1897- Agustín Lara -Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1970)

1898- Bill Terry -American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)

1900- Ragnar Granit -Finnish-Swedish physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

1905- Johnny Miles -Canadian runner (d. 2003)

1906- Giuseppe Farina -Italian race car driver (d. 1966)

1906- Hermann Fegelein -German general (d. 1945)

1906- Alexander Gode -German-American linguist (d. 1970)

1907- Sol Tax -American anthropologist (d. 1995)

1908- Patsy Montana -American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)

1908- U. Muthuramalingam Thevar -Indian politician (d. 1963)

1909- Homi J. Bhabha -Indian-French physicist and academic (d. 1966)

1910- Luciano Sgrizzi -Italian-Monacan organist and composer (d. 1994)

1911- Ruth Hussey -American actress (d. 2005)

1913- Hans Berndt -German footballer (d. 1988)

1914- Richard E. Holz -American minister and composer (d. 1986)

1914- Anna Wing -English actress (d. 2013)

1914- Leabua Jonathan -Basotho politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Lesotho (d. 1987)

1915- Léon-Joseph Chavalliaud -French sculptor (d. 1923)

1915- Fred W. Friendly -American journalist (d. 1998)

1915- Jane Randolph -American-Swiss actress and singer (d. 2009)

1916- Leon Day -American baseball player (d. 1995)

1917- Bobby Bragan -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2010)

1917- Nikolai Ogarkov -Russian field marshal (d. 1994)

1917- Maurice Trintignant -French race car driver (d. 2005)

1919- David Werdyger -Polish-American singer (d. 2014)

1922- Jane White -American actress and singer (d. 2011)

1923- Gloria Oden -American poet and academic

1925- Tommy Ridgley -American singer (d. 1999)

1926- Jacques Swaters -Belgian race car driver (d. 2010)

1927- Joe Adcock -American baseball player and manager (d. 1999)

1928- Daniel Nathans -American microbiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)

1929- Olga Zubarry -Argentinian actress (d. 2012)

1930- Néstor Almendros -Spanish-American director and cinematographer (d. 1992)

1930- Clifford Brown -American trumpet player and composer (d. 1956)

1930- Don Meineke -American basketball player (d. 2013)

1931- Vince Callahan -American politician

1932- Barun De -Indian historian and author (d. 2013)

1932- Louis Malle -French-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)

1933- Col Campbell -New Zealand gardener and television host (d. 2012)

1934- Frans Brüggen -Dutch flute player and conductor (d. 2014)

1935- Robert Caro -American journalist and author

1935- Agota Kristof -Hungarian-Swiss author (d. 2011)

1935- Jim Perry (baseball)|Jim Perry -American baseball player

1935- Michael Winner -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1936- Polina Astakhova -Ukrainian gymnast (d. 2005)

1936- Dick Vermeil -American football player and coach

1937- Claude Lelouch -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1938- Morris Lurie -Australian author and playwright (d. 2014)

1939- Jean Chapman -English author

1939- Leland H. Hartwell -American biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1939- Eddie Holland -American singer-songwriter and producer

1939- Grace Slick -American singer-songwriter and model (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and The Great Society (band)|The Great Society)

1940- Ed Lauter -American actor (d. 2013)

1941- Aleksandr Dulichenko -Russian-Estonian linguist and academic

1941- Theodor W. Hänsch -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1941- Otis Williams -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Temptations)

1942- Sven-David Sandström -Swedish composer and historian

1943- Joanna Shimkus -Canadian actress

1945- Henry Winkler -American actor, director, and producer

1946- Robert L. Gibson -American captain, pilot, and astronaut

1946- Anthony Shorrocks -British development economist

1946- Chris Slade -Welsh drummer (Asia (band)|Asia, The Firm (rock band)|The Firm, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, AC/DC, Uriah Heep (band)|Uriah Heep, and Michael Schenker Group)

1947- Timothy B. Schmit -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Eagles (band)|Eagles and Poco)

1947- Glenn Andreotta -American soldier (d. 1968)

1947- Herschel Weingrod -American screenwriter

1948- Rusty Goffe -English actor

1948- Garry McDonald -Australian actor and screenwriter

1951- Trilok Gurtu -Indian drummer and songwriter (Oregon (band)|Oregon and Tabla Beat Science)

1951- Harry Hamlin -American actor

1951- Poncho Sanchez -American singer and conga player

1953- Pete Hoekstra -Dutch-American politician

1953- Charles Martin Smith -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1954- Mahmoud El Khatib -Egyptian footballer

1954- Mario Testino -Peruvian-English photographer

1955- Heidi Heitkamp -American lawyer and politician, 28th Attorney General of North Dakota

1956- Juliet Stevenson -English actress

1957- Kevin Pollak -American actor, producer, and game show host

1958- Olav Dale -Norwegian saxophonist and composer (Bergen Big Band) (d. 2014)

1958- Joe Delaney -American football player (d. 1983)

1958- Stefan Dennis -Australian actor and singer

1958- Ramona d'Viola -American cyclist

1959- Michael Fiedler -German footballer

1959- Vincent Lagaf' -French actor, singer, and game show host

1960- Charnele Brown -American actress and singer

1960- Diego Maradona -Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager

1961- Scott Garrelts -American baseball player

1961- Giorgos Papakonstantinou -Greek economist and politician, Ministry of Finance (Greece)|Greek Minister of Finance

1962- Courtney Walsh -Jamaican cricketer

1963- Michael Beach -American actor

1963- Rebecca Heineman -American video game designer and programmer

1963- Andrew Solomon -American-English journalist and author

1963- Kristina Wagner -American actress

1964- Adnan Al Talyani -Emirati footballer

1964- Humayun Kabir Dhali -Bangladeshi journalist and author

1964- Howard Lederer -American poker player

1965- Gavin Rossdale -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bush (band)|Bush and Institute (band)|Institute)

1966- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -Jordanian terrorist (d. 2006)

1966- Scott Innes -American voice actor and songwriter

1967- Brad Aitken -Canadian ice hockey player

1967- Karim el-Mejjati -Moroccan terrorist (d. 2005)

1967- Leonidas Kavakos -Greek violinist

1968- Emmanuelle Claret -French biathlete (d. 2013)

1968- Jack Plotnick -American actor, director, and producer

1968- Ken Stringfellow -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Posies, Big Star, The Disciplines, The Orange Humble Band and White Flag (band)|White Flag)

1969- Masanori Hikichi -Japanese composer

1969- Vangelis Vourtzoumis -Greek basketball player

1970- Ben Bailey -American comedian, actor, and game show host

1970- Tory Belleci -American visual affects designer and television host

1970- Christine Bersola-Babao -Filipino journalist and actress

1970- Nia Long -American actress

1970- Maja Tatić -Serbian singer

1970- Ekaterini Voggoli -Greek discus thrower

1971- Fredi Bobic -Slovenian-German footballer and manager

1971- Tzanis Stavrakopoulos -Greek basketball player

1971- Suzan van der Wielen -Dutch field hockey player

1973- Edge (wrestler)|Edge -Canadian wrestler and actor

1973- Silvia Corzo -Colombian lawyer and journalist

1973- Michael Oakes -English footballer

1975- Xhavit Bajrami -Albanian-Swiss former kickboxer

1975- Ian D'Sa -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Billy Talent)

1975- Marco Scutaro -Venezuelan baseball player

1975- Maria Thayer -American actress

1976- Stephanie Izard -American chef

1976- Stern John -Trinidadian footballer

1976- Ümit Özat -Turkish footballer and manager

1976- Maurice Taylor -American basketball player

1977- Jason Adelman -American actor

1978- Martin Dossett -American football player

1978- Matthew Morrison -American singer-songwriter and actor

1978- Amanda Swafford -American model

1978- Derren Witcombe -New Zealand rugby player and cricketer

1979- Jason Bartlett (baseball)|Jason Bartlett -American baseball player

1979- Yukie Nakama -Japanese actress and singer

1980- Sarah Carter -Canadian actress and singer

1980- Jon Foo -English actor and martial artist

1980- Choi Hong-man -South Korean wrestler and mixed martial artist

1980- Kareem Rush -American basketball player

1981- Joshua Jay -American magician and author

1981- Jun Ji-hyun -South Korean actress

1981- Ayaka Kimura -Japanese singer and actress (Coconuts Musume and Petitmoni)

1981- Shaun Sipos -Canadian actor

1981- Ian Snell -American baseball player

1981- Ivanka Trump -American model and businesswoman

1982- Andy Greene -American ice hockey player

1982- Manny Parra -American baseball player

1983- Trent Edwards -American football player

1983- Iain Hume -Scottish-Canadian footballer

1983- Maor Melikson -Israeli footballer

1984- Eva Marcille -American model and actress

1984- Isaac Ross -New Zealand rugby player

1984- Tyson Strachan -Canadian ice hockey player

1985- Ragnar Klavan -Estonian footballer

1986- Thomas Morgenstern -Austrian ski jumper

1987- Ali Riley -New Zealand footballer

1988- Janel Parrish -American actress and singer

1989- Seth Adkins -American actor

1989- Ashley Barnes -Austrian-English footballer

1989- Nastia Liukin -Russian-American gymnast

1989- Vanessa White -English singer-songwriter and dancer (The Saturdays)

1990- Suwaibou Sanneh -Gambian sprinter

1992- MC Daleste -Brazilian rapper (d. 2013)

1992- Tequan Richmond -American actor and rapper

1992- Camila Silva -Chilean tennis player

1996- Mizuki Fukumura -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume and Shugo Chara Egg!)

1998- Meimi Tamura -Japanese singer and actress (S/mileage)

History of Deaths


1459- Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini -Italian scholar (b. 1380)

1522- Jean Mouton -French composer (b. 1459)

1553- Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck -German politician (b. 1489)

1602- Jean-Jacques Boissard -French poet (b. 1528)

1611- Charles IX of Sweden -(b. 1550)

1626- Willebrord Snell -Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1580)

1632- Henri II de Montmorency -French commander and politician (b. 1595)

1654- Emperor Go-Kōmyō -of Japan (b. 1633)

1680- Antoinette Bourignon -French-Flemish mystic (b. 1616)

1685- Michel Le Tellier -French politician, Minister of Defence (France)|French Secretary of State for War (b. 1603)

1757- Edward Vernon -English admiral and politician (b. 1684)

1809- William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1738)

1816- Frederick I of Württemberg -(b. 1754)

1842- Allan Cunningham (author)|Allan Cunningham -Scottish author and poet (b. 1784)

1853- Pietro Raimondi -Italian composer (b. 1786)

1883- Dayananda Saraswati -Indian philosopher and scholar (b. 1824)

1883- Robert Volkmann -German composer (b. 1815)

1893- John Abbott -Canadian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)

1894- Honoré Mercier -Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)

1896- Carol Benesch -Czech architect, designed Peleș Castle (b. 1822)

1899- William H. Webb -American shipbuilder and philanthropist (b. 1816)

1910- Henry Dunant -Swiss activist, founded the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement|Red Cross, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1828)

1912- Alejandro Gorostiaga -Chilean colonel (b. 1840)

1912- James S. Sherman -American lawyer and politician, 27th Vice President of the United States (b. 1855)

1915- Charles Tupper -Canadian physician, lawyer, and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)

1917- Talbot Mercer Papineau -Canadian lawyer and soldier (b. 1883)

1919- Ella Wheeler Wilcox -American author and poet (b. 1850)

1923- Bonar Law|Andrew Bonar Law -Canadian-English banker and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1858)

1933- Svend Kornbeck -Danish actor (b. 1869)

1942- Walter Buckmaster -English polo player (b. 1872)

1957- Fred Beebe -American baseball player (b. 1880)

1961- Luigi Einaudi -Italian economist and politician, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (b. 1874)

1963- U. Muthuramalingam Thevar -Indian politician (b. 1908)

1965- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr. -American historian and author (b. 1888)

1966- Yiorgos Theotokas -Greek author and playwright (b. 1906)

1968- Ramon Novarro -Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (b. 1899)

1968- Conrad Richter -American author and playwright (b. 1890)

1968- Rose Wilder Lane -American journalist and author (b. 1886)

1973- Ants Lauter -Estonian actor and director (b. 1894)

1974- Begum Akhtar -Indian singer (b. 1914)

1975- Gustav Ludwig Hertz -German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

1979- Rachele Mussolini -Italian wife of Benito Mussolini (b. 1890)

1979- Barnes Wallis -English scientist and engineer, invented the Bouncing bomb (b. 1887)

1982- Iryna Vilde (Polotniuk)|Iryna Vilde -Ukrainian writer (b. 1907)

1985- Kirby Grant -American actor (b. 1911)

1987- Joseph Campbell -American mythologist, scholar, and author (b. 1904)

1988- T. Hee -American animator and screenwriter (b. 1911)

1990- V. Shantaram -Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1901)

1993- Paul Grégoire -Canadian cardinal (b. 1911)

1996- John Young (actor)|John Young -Scottish actor (b. 1916)

1997- Samuel Fuller -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)

1999- Maigonis Valdmanis -Latvian basketball player (b. 1933)

2000- Steve Allen -American actor and singer (b. 1921)

2002- Juan Antonio Bardem -Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

2002- Aliki Diplarakou -Greek model and actress (b. 1912)

2002- Jam Master Jay -American rapper and producer (Run–D.M.C.) (b. 1965)

2003- Steve O'Rourke -English race car driver and manager (b. 1940)

2004- Phyllis Frost -Australian philanthropist (b. 1917)

2004- Peggy Ryan -American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1924)

2005- Al López -American baseball player and manager (b. 1908)

2005- Shamsher Singh Sheri -Indian politician (b. 1942)

2006- Clifford Geertz -American anthropologist (b. 1926)

2006- Junji Kinoshita -Japanese playwright and scholar (b. 1914)

2007- Washoe (chimpanzee)|Washoe -American chimpanzee (b. 1965)

2007- Robert Goulet -American actor and singer (b. 1933)

2007- Linda S. Stein -American businesswoman and manager (b. 1945)

2007- John Woodruff -American runner (b. 1915)

2008- Pedro Pompilio -Argentinian businessman (b. 1950)

2009- Claude Lévi-Strauss -French anthropologist and ethnologist (b. 1908)

2010- Harry Mulisch -Dutch author, poet, and playwright (b. 1927)

2012- Franck Biancheri -French politician (b. 1961)

2012- Samina Raja -Pakistani poet and educator (b. 1961)

2012- Leonard Termo -American actor (b. 1935)

2012- Dan Tieman -American basketball player and coach (b. 1940)

2012- Trevor West -Irish academic and politician (b. 1938)

2012- Lebbeus Woods -American architect (b. 1940)

2013- Bill Currie (baseball)|Bill Currie -American baseball player (b. 1928)

2013- Pete Haycock -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Climax Blues Band and ELO Part II) (b. 1951)

2013- Ray Mielczarek -Welsh footballer (b. 1946)

2013- Michael Palmer (novelist)|Michael Palmer -American physician and author (b. 1942)

2013- Ralph Tarrant -English super-centenarian (b. 1903)

2013- Frank Wess -American saxophonist and flute player (New York Jazz Quartet) (b. 1922)