This Day in History

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Day History: October-7

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Events History

3761 BC-The epoch reference date epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar -(Proleptic Julian calendar).

1477- Uppsala University -is inaugurated after receiving its corporate rights from Pope Sixtus IV in February the same year.

1513- Battle of La Motta (1513)|Battle of La Motta -Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Republic of Venice|Venetians.

1542-Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo|Cabrillo -discovers Santa Catalina Island, California|Santa Catalina Island off of the California coast.

1571-The Battle of Lepanto -is fought, and the Holy League (1571)|Holy League (Spain and Italy) annihilates the Turkish fleet.

1582-Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar -this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1691-The English royal charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay -is issued.

1763-King George III of the United Kingdom -issues the Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlements.

1776- Crown Prince -Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.

1777- American Revolutionary War -The Americans defeat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.

1780-American Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain -American Patriot (American Revolution)|Patriot militia defeat Loyalist (American Revolution)|Loyalist irregular military|irregulars led by British major Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.

1800- French corsairs|French corsair -Robert Surcouf, commander of the 18-gun ship ''La Confiance'', captures the British 38-gun ''Kent'' inspiring the traditional French song ''Le Trente-et-un du mois d'août''.

1826-The Granite Railway -begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.

1828- Morea expedition -The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese under Nicolas Joseph Maison|General Maison.

1840- William II of the Netherlands|Willem II -becomes King of the Netherlands.

1862- Royal Columbian Hospital -(RCH) opens as the first hospital in the Provinces and territories of Canada|Canadian province of British Columbia

1864- American Civil War -Bahia incident: USS Wachusett (1861)|USS ''Wachusett'' illegally captures the {{Ship|CSS|Florida|cruiser|6}} Confederate raider while in port in Salvador, Bahia|Bahia, Brazil in violation of Brazilian neutrality.

1868- Cornell University -holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the highest at any American university to that date.

1870- Franco-Prussian War -Siege of Paris (1870–71)|Siege of Paris: Léon Gambetta flees Paris in a hot-air balloon.

1879-Germany and Austria-Hungary -sign the "Twofold Covenant" and create the Dual Alliance (1879)|Dual Alliance.

1912-The Helsinki Stock Exchange -sees its first transaction.

1916- Georgia Institute of Technology|Georgia Tech -defeats Cumberland University 222–0 in the most 1916 Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech football game|lopsided college football game in American history.

1919- KLM -the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.

1924- Andreas Michalakopoulos -becomes Prime Minister of Greece for a short period of time.

1929- Patriarch Photios II of Constantinople|Photios II -becomes Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.

1933- Air France -is inaugurated, after being formed by a merger of 5 French airlines.

1940- World War II -The McCollum memo proposes bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.

1942-World War II: The October Actions along the Matanikau (September – October 1942)|Matanikau action -on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.

1944-World War II: During an Auschwitz concentration camp#Birkenau revolt|uprising -at Auschwitz concentration camp|Birkenau concentration camp, Jewish prisoners burn down the crematoria.

1949-The communist East Germany|German Democratic Republic -(East Germany) is formed.

1950- Mother Teresa -build an order called Missionary of Charity

1955-American poet Allen Ginsberg -performs his poem ''Howl'' for the first time at the Six Gallery reading|Six Gallery in San Francisco.

1958- President of Pakistan -Iskander Mirza, with the support of General Ayub Khan (Field Marshal)|Ayub Khan and the army, suspends the 1956 constitution, imposes martial law, and cancels the elections scheduled for January 1959.

1958-The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury -

1959- Soviet Union|U.S.S.R. -probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon.

1960- Nigeria -joins the United Nations.

1963- John F. Kennedy -signs the ratification of the Partial Test Ban Treaty.

1971- Oman -joins the United Nations.

1976- Hua Guofeng -becomes Mao Zedong's successor as chairman of Communist Party of China, following the latter's death barely a month earlier.

1977-The adoption of the 1977 Soviet Constitution|Fourth Soviet Constitution -

1985-The '' MS Achille Lauro|Achille Lauro -' is hijacked by Palestine Liberation Front.

1985-The Mameyes -landslide kills close to 300 in the worst landslide in North American history.

1987-Sikh nationalists declares the independence of Khalistan -from India; it is not internationally recognized.

1988-An Inupiat people|Inupiaq -hunter discovers three gray whales trapped under the ice in Barrow, Alaska, US; the situation becomes Operation Breakthrough|a multinational effort to free the whales.

1991- Croatian War of Independence -Bombing of Banski dvori in Zagreb kills one civilian.

1993-The Great Flood of 1993|flood of '93 -ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.

1996-The Fox News Channel -begins broadcasting.

1998- Matthew Shepard -a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.

2001-The War in Afghanistan (2001–present)|U.S. invasion of Afghanistan -begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

2003-The governor of California, Gray Davis -is California gubernatorial recall election|recalled in favor of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Famous Birthdays

13 BC- Drusus Julius Caesar -Roman son of Tiberius (d. 23 AD)

1471- Frederick I of Denmark -(d. 1533)

1573- William Laud -English archbishop and academic (d. 1645)

1576- John Marston (poet)|John Marston -English poet and playwright (d. 1634)

1589- Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria -(d. 1631)

1713- Granville Elliott -English general (d. 1759)

1728- Caesar Rodney -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 4th List of Governors of Delaware|Governor of Delaware (d. 1784)

1744- Sergey Vyazmitinov -Russian general and politician, Saint Petersburg Governorate|War Governor of Saint Petersburg (d. 1819)

1746- William Billings -American composer and educator (d. 1800)

1748- Charles XIII of Sweden -(d. 1818)

1769- Solomon Sibley -American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 1st Mayor of Detroit (d. 1846)

1786- Louis-Joseph Papineau -Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1871)

1798- Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume -French instrument maker and businessman (d. 1875)

1832- Charles Crozat Converse -American lawyer and composer (d. 1918)

1835- Felix Draeseke -German composer and educator (d. 1913)

1836- Henri Elzéar Taschereau -Canadian scholar and jurist, 4th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1911)

1841- Nicholas I of Montenegro -(d. 1921)

1849- James Whitcomb Riley -American poet and author (d. 1916)

1866- Wlodimir Ledóchowski -Polish-Austrian religious leader, 26th Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1942)

1870- Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine -(d. 1873)

1870- Uncle Dave Macon -American singer-songwriter, banjo player, and comedian (d. 1952)

1879- Joe Hill -American poet and activist (d. 1915)

1881- Mikhail Drozdovsky -Ukrainian-Russian general (d. 1918)

1884- Harold Geiger -American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1927)

1885- Niels Bohr -Danish physicist and philosopher, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)

1885- Claud Ashton Jones -American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1948)

1888- Henry A. Wallace -American politician, 33rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1965)

1889- Robert Z. Leonard -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)

1892- Dwain Esper -American director and producer (d. 1982)

1893- Alice Dalgliesh -Trinidadian-American author and publisher (d. 1979)

1894- Del Lord -Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1970)

1895- Maurice Grevisse -Belgian linguist and author (d. 1980)

1897- Elijah Muhammad -American religious leader (d. 1975)

1898- Joe Giard -American baseball player (d. 1956)

1900- Heinrich Himmler -German commander and politician (d. 1945)

1904- Armando Castellazzi -Italian footballer and coach (d. 1968)

1905- Andy Devine -American actor and singer (d. 1977)

1907- Helen MacInnes -Scottish-American librarian and author (d. 1985)

1909- Anni Blomqvist -Finnish author (d. 1990)

1909- Shura Cherkassky -Ukrainian-American pianist (d. 1995)

1909- Erastus Corning 2nd -American soldier and politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany (d. 1983)

1910- Henry Plumer McIlhenny -American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1986)

1911- Jo Jones -American drummer (d. 1985)

1911- Vaughn Monroe -American singer, trumpet player, and bandleader (d. 1973)

1912- Fernando Belaúnde Terry -Peruvian architect and politician, 85th President of Peru (d. 2002)

1913- Simon Carmiggelt -Dutch journalist and author (d. 1987)

1913- Raimond Valgre -Estonian pianist, guitarist, and composer (d. 1949)

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

1914- Sarah Churchill (actress)|Sarah Churchill -English actress and dancer (d. 1982)

1914- Alfred Drake -American actor and singer (d. 1992)

1917- June Allyson -American actress and singer (d. 2006)

1919- Zelman Cowen -Australian academic and politician, 19th Governor-General of Australia (d. 2011)

1919- Georges Duby -French historian and author (d. 1996)

1920- Georg Leber -German politician, Federal Ministry of Defence (Germany)|German Federal Minister of Defence (d. 2012)

1920- Kalju Lepik -Estonian-Swedish poet (d. 1999)

1920- Jack Rowley -English footballer and manager (d. 1998)

1921- Raymond Goethals -Belgian footballer and coach (d. 2004)

1922- Grady Hatton -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2013)

1922- William Zinsser -American journalist and critic

1923- Irma Grese -German SS officer (d. 1945)

1923- Břetislav Pojar -Czech animator and director (d. 2012)

1923- Jean-Paul Riopelle -Canadian painter and sculptor (d. 2002)

1926- Diana Lynn -American actress and singer (d. 1971)

1927- R. D. Laing -Scottish psychiatrist and author (d. 1989)

1927- Al Martino -American singer and actor (d. 2009)

1928- Sanne Ledermann -German-Dutch holocaust victim (d. 1943)

1928- Sohrab Sepehri -Persian poet and painter (d. 1980)

1929- Graeme Ferguson -Canadian director and producer, co-founded the IMAX Corporation

1929- Robert Westall -English journalist and author (d. 1993)

1930- Curtis Crider -American race car driver (d. 2012)

1931- Cotton Fitzsimmons -American basketball player and coach (d. 2004)

1931- Tommy Lewis (American football)|Tommy Lewis -American football player and coach (d. 2014)

1931- R. Sivagurunathan -Sri Lankan journalist, lawyer, and academic (d. 2003)

1931- Desmond Tutu -South African archbishop and activist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1932- Joannes Gijsen -Dutch bishop (d. 2013)

1933- Harold Dunaway -American race car driver (d. 2012)

1934- Amiri Baraka -American poet, playwright, and academic (d. 2014)

1934- Ulrike Meinhof -German journalist and activist (d. 1976)

1934- Julian Thompson (Royal Marines officer)|Julian Thompson -English general and historian

1935- Thomas Keneally -Australian author and playwright

1936- Charles Dutoit -Swiss conductor

1936- Michael Hurll -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1937- Christopher Booker -English journalist and author

1937- Maria Szyszkowska -Polish academic and politician

1938- Ann Jones (tennis)|Ann Jones -English tennis player and sportscaster

1938- Fereydoun Farrokhzad -Iranian singer, actor, and poet (d. 1992)

1939- John Hopcroft -American computer scientist and author

1939- Clive James -Australian television host, author, and critic

1939- Harry Kroto -English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1939- Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya -Congolese cardinal

1939- Bill Snyder -American football player and coach

1940- Bruce Vento -American educator and politician (d. 2000)

1942- Joy Behar -American talk show host and actress

1943- José Cardenal -Cuban baseball player and coach

1943- Oliver North -American colonel, journalist, and author

1944- Judee Sill -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1979)

1944- Donald Tsang -Chinese politician, 2nd Chief Executive of Hong Kong

1944- Pete van Wieren -American sportscaster (d. 2014)

1945- Kevin Godley -English singer-songwriter and director (10cc, Hotlegs, Godley & Creme, Doctor Father, and The Magic Lanterns)

1945- David Wallace (physicist)|David Wallace -Scottish physicist and academic

1946- Jenny Abramsky -English broadcaster

1946- Bernard Lavilliers -French singer-songwriter and actor

1946- Catharine MacKinnon -American lawyer, activist, and author

1946- Pengiran Anak Saleha -Bruneian wife of Hassanal Bolkiah

1947- Chris Bambridge -Australian footballer and referee

1948- Diane Ackerman -American poet and author

1948- John F. B. Mitchell -English climatologist and author

1948- Stephen Rucker -American composer

1949- Dave Hope -American bass player and priest (Kansas (band)|Kansas and AD (band)|AD)

1949- Kieran Kane -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The O'Kanes)

1950- Jakaya Kikwete -Tanzanian colonel, economist, and politician, 4th President of Tanzania

1951- David J. Halberstam -American sportscaster

1951- John Mellencamp -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1952- Mary Badham -American actress

1952- Vladimir Putin -Russian colonel and politician, 4th President of Russia

1952- Jacques Richard -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002)

1952- Graham Yallop -Australian cricketer

1953- Linda Griffiths -Canadian actress and playwright (d. 2014)

1953- Margus Lepa -Estonian journalist and actor

1953- Tico Torres -American drummer (Bon Jovi)

1955- Ralph Johnson (computer scientist)|Ralph Johnson -American computer scientist and author

1955- Yo-Yo Ma -French-American cellist and educator (Silk Road Project)

1955- Bill Henson -Australian photographer

1956- Mike Shipley -Australian-English sound engineer and producer (d. 2013)

1956- Brian Sutter -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1957- Michael W. Smith -American singer-songwriter and actor

1957- Jayne Torvill -English figure skater

1958- Timothy Ackroyd -English actor

1959- Dylan Baker -American actor

1959- Simon Cowell -English businessman and producer, created ''The X Factor (UK)|The X Factor'' and ''Britain's Got Talent''

1959- Lourdes Flores -Peruvian lawyer and politician

1959- Jean-Marc Fournier -Canadian lawyer and politician

1960- Kevin Boyle (historian)|Kevin Boyle -American historian and author

1960- Kyosuke Himuro -Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (Boøwy)

1960- Viktor Lazlo -French-Belgian singer

1961- Brian Mannix -Australian singer and actor (Uncanny X-Men (band)|Uncanny X-Men)

1961- Matthew Roloff -American farmer and author

1961- Tony Sparano -American football player and coach

1962- Dave Bronconnier -Canadian politician, 35th Mayor of Calgary

1962- William Johnson (cricketer, born 1962)|William Johnson -German-English cricketer

1963- Ann Curless -American singer-songwriter (Exposé (group)|Exposé)

1964- Sam Brown (singer)|Sam Brown -English singer-songwriter

1964- Dan Savage -American journalist and author

1964- Paul Stewart (footballer, born 1964)|Paul Stewart -English footballer

1965- Genji Hashimoto -Japanese race car driver

1966- Sherman Alexie -American author, screenwriter, and producer

1966- Marco Beltrami -Italian-American composer

1966- Janet Shaw -Australian cyclist and author (d. 2012)

1967- Toni Braxton -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (The Braxtons)

1967- Luke Haines -English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (The Auteurs, The Servants, and Black Box Recorder (band)|Black Box Recorder)

1967- Ellen ten Damme -Dutch actress and singer

1968- Pippa Funnell -English horse rider

1968- Ülo Voitka -Estonian activist

1968- Thom Yorke -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Radiohead and Atoms for Peace (band)|Atoms for Peace)

1969- Bobbie Brown -American model and actress

1969- Benny Chan (actor)|Benny Chan -Hong Kong actor and singer

1969- Malia Hosaka -American wrestler

1969- Maria Whittaker -English model, actress, and singer

1970- Nicole Ari Parker -American model and actress

1971- Daniel Boucher (musician)|Daniel Boucher -Canadian singer and actor

1972- Loek van Wely -Dutch chess player

1972- Ben Younger -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1973- Dida (footballer, born 1973)|Dida -Brazilian footballer

1973- Hanno Grossschmidt -Estonian architect

1973- Priest Holmes -American football player

1973- Sami Hyypiä -Finnish footballer and manager

1973- Grigol Mgaloblishvili -Georgian politician, 7th Prime Minister of Georgia

1974- Rune Glifberg -Danish skateboarder

1974- Allison Munn -American actress

1974- Charlotte Perrelli -Swedish singer (Wizex and Anders Engbergs)

1974- Alexander Polinsky -American actor and singer

1975- Rhino (wrestler)|Rhino -American wrestler and actor

1975- Jamie Hector -American actor

1975- Giorgos Karadimos -Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist

1975- Damian Kulash -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (OK Go and 8in8)

1975- Tim Minchin -English-Australian comedian, actor, and singer

1975- Kaspars Znotiņš -Latvian actor

1976- Marc Coma -Spanish motorcycle racer

1976- Taylor Hicks -American singer-songwriter and actor (Little Memphis Blues Orchestra)

1976- Gilberto Silva -Brazilian footballer

1976- Santiago Solari -Argentinian footballer and manager

1976- Charles Woodson -American football player

1977- Meighan Desmond -New Zealand actress

1977- Brandon Quinn -American actor

1978- Alison Balsom -English trumpet player and educator

1978- Omar Benson Miller -American actor

1978- Alesha Dixon -English singer-songwriter and dancer (Mis-Teeq)

1978- Jake Humphrey -English journalist

1978- Zaheer Khan -Indian cricketer

1978- Lauri Leis -Estonian triple jumper

1979- Simona Amânar -Romanian gymnast

1979- Aaron Ashmore -Canadian actor

1979- Shawn Ashmore -Canadian actor

1979- Tang Wei -Chinese actress

1980- Edison Chen -Canadian-Hong Kong actor and singer

1980- Tim Cresswell -Hong Kong footballer

1981- Jelena Jensen -American porn actress and model

1982- Madjid Bougherra -Algerian footballer

1982- Jermain Defoe -English footballer

1982- Robby Ginepri -American tennis player

1982- Lockett Pundt -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Deerhunter)

1982- Li Yundi -Chinese pianist

1983- Archie Bland -English journalist and author

1983- Dwayne Bravo -Trinidadian cricketer

1983- Flying Lotus -American rapper and producer, founded Brainfeeder

1983- Scottie Upshall -Canadian ice hockey player

1984- Salman Butt -Pakistani cricketer

1984- Toma Ikuta -Japanese actor and singer

1984- Simon Poulsen -Danish footballer

1984- Zachary Wyatt -American soldier and politician

1985- Evan Longoria -American baseball player

1986- Kaitlyn (wrestler)|Kaitlyn -American wrestler and model

1986- Chase Daniel -American football player

1986- Lee Nguyen -American soccer player

1986- Gunnar Nielsen (footballer)|Gunnar Nielsen -Faroese footballer

1986- Bree Olson -American porn actress

1987- Jeremy Brockie -New Zealand footballer

1987- Sam Querrey -American tennis player

1988- Diego da Silva Costa -Brazilian footballer

1988- Lauren Mayberry -Scottish singer-songwriter (Chvrches)

1990- Thunder (singer)|Thunder -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (MBLAQ)

1990- Sebastián Coates -Uruguayan footballer

1990- Ayla Kell -American actress

1991- Nicole Jung -American-South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Kara (band)|Kara)

1995- Slade Pearce -American actor

1997- Kira Kosarin -American actress and singer

2001- Princess Senate Seeiso -of Lesotho

History of Deaths

929- Charles the Simple -French king (b. 879)

1368- Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence -Belgian-English politician (b. 1338)

1553- Cristóbal de Morales -Spanish composer (b. 1500)

1555- Louis of Praet -(b. 1488)

1577- George Gascoigne -English soldier, courtier, and poet (b. 1535)

1612- Giovanni Battista Guarini -Italian poet, playwright, and diplomat (b. 1538)

1620- Stanisław Żółkiewski -Polish-Lithuanian commander (b. 1547)

1637- Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy -(b. 1587)

1651- Jacques Sirmond -French scholar (b. 1559)

1653- Fausto Poli -Italian cardinal (b. 1581)

1708- Guru Gobind Singh -Indian 10th Sikh guru (b. 1666)

1772- John Woolman -American preacher and activist (b. 1720)

1780- Patrick Ferguson -Scottish soldier (b. 1744)

1787- Henry Muhlenberg -German-American pastor and missionary (b. 1711)

1792- George Mason -American politician (b. 1725)

1793- Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire -English politician, President of the Board of Trade (b. 1718)

1796- Thomas Reid -Scottish mathematician and philosopher (b. 1710)

1849- Edgar Allan Poe -American author and poet (b. 1809)

1894- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. -American physician, author, and poet (b. 1809)

1896- Emma Darwin -English wife of Charles Darwin, (b. 1808)

1903- Rudolf Lipschitz -German mathematician and academic (b. 1832)

1904- Isabella Bird -English historian and explorer (b. 1831)

1906- Honoré Beaugrand -Canadian journalist and politician, 18th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1848)

1911- John Hughlings Jackson -English neurologist and physician (b. 1835)

1919- Alfred Deakin -Australian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1856)

1925- Christy Mathewson -American baseball player and manager (b. 1880)

1926- Emil Kraepelin -German psychologist and academic (b. 1856)

1931- Eugen Schmidt -Danish tug of war competitor (b. 1862)

1939- Harvey Williams Cushing -American neurosurgeon and academic (b. 1869)

1943- Eugeniusz Bodo -Polish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1899)

1943- Radclyffe Hall -English author and poet (b. 1880)

1943- Archibald Warden -English tennis player (b. 1869)

1944- Helmut Lent -German colonel and pilot (b. 1918)

1951- Anton Philips -Dutch businessman, co-founded Philips (b. 1874)

1956- Clarence Birdseye -American businessman, founded Birds Eye (b. 1886)

1959- Mario Lanza -American tenor and actor (b. 1921)

1966- Grigoris Asikis -Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1890)

1966- Smiley Lewis -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1913)

1967- Norman Angell -English journalist and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1872)

1969- Léon Scieur -Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)

1970- Alphonse-Marie Parent -Canadian priest and academic (b. 1906)

1991- Harry W. Brown (pilot)|Harry W. Brown -American colonel and pilot (b. 1921)

1991- Leo Durocher -American baseball player and manager (b. 1905)

1991- Darren Millane -Australian footballer (b. 1965)

1992- Allan Bloom -American philosopher and educator (b. 1930)

1992- Babu Karam Singh Bal -Indian politician (b.1927)

1992- Tevfik Esenç -Turkish last speaker of Ubykh language (b. 1904)

1993- Cyril Cusack -South African-Irish actor (b. 1910)

1994- Niels Kaj Jerne -Danish-English physician and immunologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

1995- Ernest Ingenito -American murderer (b. 1924)

1996- Lou Lichtveld -Surinamese-Dutch politician, playwright, and poet (b. 1903)

1998- Cees de Vreugd -Dutch strongman and weightlifter (b. 1952)

1998- Arnold Jacobs -American tuba player and educator (b. 1915)

2001- Herblock -American cartoonist and author (b. 1909)

2001- Chris Adams (wrestler)|Christopher Adams -English-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1955)

2001- Roger Gaudry -Canadian chemist and businessman (b. 1913)

2002- Pierangelo Bertoli -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)

2003- Izzy Asper -Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1932)

2003- Arthur Berger -American composer and educator (b. 1912)

2003- Wally George -American talk show host (b. 1931)

2004- Kenneth Bigley -English engineer (b. 1942)

2004- Tony Lanfranchi -English race car driver (b. 1935)

2005- Charles Rocket -American actor (b. 1949)

2006- Julen Goikoetxea -Spanish cyclist (b. 1985)

2006- Anna Politkovskaya -American-Russian journalist and activist (b. 1958)

2007- Norifumi Abe -Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1975)

2007- George E. Sangmeister -American lawyer and politician (b. 1931)

2008- Leslie Hardman -Welsh rabbi (b. 1913)

2009- Irving Penn -American photographer (b. 1917)

2010- T Lavitz -American keyboard player, composer, and producer (Dixie Dregs, Jazz Is Dead, and Widespread Panic) (b. 1956)

2010- Milka Planinc -Croatian politician, 7th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1924)

2011- Ramiz Alia -Albanian politician, 1st President of Albania (b. 1925)

2011- Andrew Laszlo -Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1926)

2012- Mersad Berber -Bosnian-Croatian painter (b. 1940)

2012- Larry Block -American actor (b. 1942)

2012- Andrew Brimmer -American economist and academic (b. 1926)

2012- Mervyn M. Dymally -Trinidadian-American politician, 41st Lieutenant Governor of California (b. 1926)

2012- Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano -Mexican drug lord (b. 1974)

2012- Ivo Michiels -Belgian-French author and poet (b. 1923)

2012- Wiley Reed -American-Australian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1944)

2013- Mick Buckley -English footballer (b. 1953)

2013- Patrice Chéreau -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)

2013- David E. Jeremiah -American admiral (b. 1934)

2013- Leandro Mendoza -Filipino police officer and politician, 36th Executive Secretary (Philippines)|Executive Secretary of the Philippines (b. 1946)

2013- Joe Rogers -American lawyer and politician, 45th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado (b. 1964)

2013- Ovadia Yosef -Iraqi-Israeli rabbi and scholar (b. 1920)

2014- Cigar (horse)|Cigar -American race horse (b. 1990)

2014- Federico Boido -Italian actor (b. 1938)

2014- Nika Kiladze -Georgian footballer (b. 1988)

2014- Siegfried Lenz -Polish-German author and playwright (b. 1926)

2014- Iva Withers -Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1917)