This Day in History

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Day History: October-8

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Events History


314- Roman Emperor -Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses his European territories.

451-At Chalcedon -a city of Bithynia in Asia Minor, the first session of the Council of Chalcedon begins (ends on November 1).

1075- Demetrius Zvonimir of Croatia|Dmitar Zvonimir -is crowned King of Kingdom of Croatia (925–1102)|Croatia.

1200- Isabella of Angoulême -is crowned List of English consorts|Queen consort of England.

1322- Mladen II Šubić of Bribir -defeated in the battle of Bliska, is arrested by the Parliament.

1480- Great stand on the Ugra river -a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan (title)|Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which results in the retreat of the Timeline of the Tataro-Mongol Yoke in Russia|Tataro-Mongols and the eventual disintegration of the Horde.

1573-End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar -the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years' War.

1582-Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar -this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1600- San Marino -adopts its written constitution.

1645- Jeanne Mance -opened the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the first lay hospital in North America.

1806- Napoleonic Wars -Forces of the British Empire lay siege to the port of Boulogne in France by using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve, 2nd Baronet|Sir William Congreve.

1813-The Treaty of Ried -is signed between Bavaria and Austria.

1821-The government of general José de San Martín -establishes the Peruvian Navy.

1829- 1829 in rail transport|Rail transport -George Stephenson|Stephenson's ''Stephenson's Rocket|The Rocket'' wins Rainhill Trials|The Rainhill Trials.

1856-The Second Opium War -between several western powers and China begins with the ''Arrow Incident'' on the Pearl River (China)|Pearl River.

1860- Telegraph line -between Los Angeles and San Francisco opens.

1862- American Civil War -Battle of Perryville: United States|Union forces under General Don Carlos Buell halt the Confederate States of America|Confederate invasion of Kentucky by defeating troops led by General Braxton Bragg at Perryville, Kentucky.

1871-Four major fires break out on the shores of Lake Michigan -in Chicago, Peshtigo, Wisconsin, Holland, Michigan, and Manistee, Michigan including the Great Chicago Fire, and the much deadlier Peshtigo Fire.

1879- War of the Pacific -The Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau Seminario|Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.

1895- Eulmi incident -Empress Myeongseong|Queen Min of Joseon, the last empress of Korea, is assassinated and her corpse burnt by Japanese infiltrators inside Gyeongbok Palace.

1904- Edmonton, Alberta -is incorporated as a city.

1904- Prince Albert, Saskatchewan -is incorporated as a city.

1912- First Balkan War -begins: Montenegro declares war against the Ottoman Empire.

1918- World War I -In the Forest of Argonne|Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York kills 28 German Empire|German soldiers and captures 132, for which he is awarded the Medal of Honor.

1921- KDKA (AM)|KDKA -in Pittsburgh's Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game.

1928- Joseph Szigeti -gives the first performance of Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto.

1932-The Indian Air Force -is established.

1939- World War II -Germany annexes Western Poland.

1941-World War II: In their invasion of the Soviet Union -Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.

1944-World War II: The Battle of Crucifix Hill -occurs just outside Aachen. Bobbie E. Brown|Capt. Bobbie Brown receives a Medal of Honor for his heroics in this battle.

1952-The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash -kills 112 people.

1956- New York Yankees -s Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series.

1962- Spiegel scandal -''Der Spiegel'' publishes the article ''"Bedingt abwehrbereit"'' (''"Conditionally prepared for defense"'') about a NATO manoeuvre called "Fallex 62", which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany's army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine is soon accused of treason.

1962- Algeria -joins the United Nations.

1967-Guerrilla leader Che Guevara -and his men are captured in Bolivia.

1968- Vietnam War -Operation Sealords: United States and South Vietnamese forces launch a new operation in the Mekong Delta.

1969-The opening rally of the Days of Rage -occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago.

1970-Vietnam War: In Paris, a Communism|Communist -delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon's October 7 peace proposal as "a manoeuvre to deceive world opinion".

1973- Yom Kippur War -Gabi Amir's armored brigade attacks Egyptian occupied positions on the Israeli side of the Suez Canal, in hope of driving them away. The attack fails, and over 150 Israeli tanks are destroyed.

1973- Greek military junta of 1967–74 -Junta strongman George Papadopoulos appoints Spyros Markezinis as Prime Minister of Greece with the task to lead Greece to parliamentary rule.

1974- Franklin National Bank -collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.

1978-Australia's Ken Warby -sets the current world water speed record of 317.60 mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.

1982-Poland bans Solidarity (Polish trade union)|Solidarity -and all trade unions.

1982- Cats (musical)|''Cats'' -opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

1990- Israeli–Palestinian conflict -In Jerusalem, Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock mosque on the Temple Mount.

1991- Croatia -votes to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia, rendering the country fully independent.

2001-A twin engine Cessna -and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner Linate Airport disaster|collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy, killing 118 people.

2001-U.S. President George W. Bush -announces the establishment of the United States Department of Homeland Security|Office of Homeland Security.

2005- 2005 Kashmir earthquake -Thousands of people are killed by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in parts of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.

Famous Birthdays


319 BC- Pyrrhus of Epirus -(d. 272 BC)

1515- Margaret Douglas -English wife of Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox (d. 1578)

1585- Heinrich Schütz -German organist and composer (d. 1672)

1676- Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro -Spanish monk and scholar (d. 1764)

1713- Yechezkel Landau -Polish rabbi and author (d. 1793)

1715- Michel Benoist -French scientist and missionary (d. 1774)

1720- Jonathan Mayhew -American minister (d. 1766)

1747- Jean-François Rewbell -French lawyer and politician (d. 1807)

1765- Harman Blennerhassett -English-Irish lawyer and politician (d. 1831)

1789- John Ruggles -American lawyer and politician (d. 1874)

1789- William John Swainson -English-New Zealand ornithologist and entomologist (d. 1855)

1807- Harriet Taylor Mill -English philosopher and activist (d. 1858)

1818- John Henninger Reagan -American judge and politician, 3rd Confederate States of America Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)

1834- Walter Kittredge -American violinist and composer (d. 1905)

1845- Salomon Kalischer -German pianist, composer, and physicist (d. 1924)

1847- Rose Scott -Australian activist (d. 1925)

1848- Pierre De Geyter -Belgian composer (d. 1932)

1850- Henry Louis Le Châtelier -French chemist and academic (d. 1936)

1863- Edythe Chapman -American actress (d. 1948)

1864- Ozias Leduc -Canadian painter (d. 1955)

1870- Louis Vierne -French organist and composer (d. 1937)

1875- Laurence Doherty -English tennis player and golfer (d. 1919)

1876- Frederick Montague, 1st Baron Amwell -English lieutenant and politician (d. 1966)

1877- Hans Heysen -German-Australian painter (d. 1968)

1878- Walter Katzenstein -German rower (d. 1929)

1883- Dick Burnett (musician)|Dick Burnett -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)

1883- Otto Heinrich Warburg -German physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)

1884- Walther von Reichenau -German field marshal (d. 1942)

1887- Huntley Gordon -Canadian-American actor (d. 1956)

1888- Ernst Kretschmer -German psychiatrist and author (d. 1964)

1889- Collett E. Woolman -American businessman, co-founded Delta Air Lines (d. 1966)

1890- Snuffy Browne -Barbadian cricketer (d. 1964)

1890- Eddie Rickenbacker -American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1973)

1890- Philippe Thys -Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)

1892- Marina Tsvetaeva -Russian poet and author (d. 1941)

1893- Clarence Williams (musician)|Clarence Williams -American pianist and composer (d. 1965)

1895- Zog I of Albania -(d. 1961)

1895- Juan Perón -Argentinian general and politician, 29th President of Argentina (d. 1974)

1896- Julien Duvivier -French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1967)

1897- Rouben Mamoulian -Georgian-American director and screenwriter (d. 1987)

1901- Eivind Groven -Norwegian composer and theorist (d. 1977)

1903- Georgy Geshev -Bulgarian chess player (d. 1937)

1907- Richard Sharpe Shaver -American author and illustrator (d. 1975)

1908- Ezekias Papaioannou -Greek-Cypriot politician (d. 1988)

1910- Kirk Alyn -American actor (d. 1999)

1910- Paulette Dubost -French actress (d. 2011)

1910- Gus Hall -American soldier and politician (d. 2000)

1910- Helmut Kallmeyer -German chemist and Action T4 perpetrator (d. 2006)

1910- Ray Lewis (track and field athlete)|Ray Lewis -Canadian runner (d. 2003)

1913- Robert R. Gilruth -American pilot and engineer (d. 2000)

1917- Billy Conn -American boxer (d. 1993)

1917- Walter Lord -American historian and author (d. 2002)

1917- Danny Murtaugh -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1976)

1917- Rodney Robert Porter -English biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

1918- Halfdan Hegtun -Norwegian radio host and politician (d. 2012)

1918- Ron Randell -Australian-American actor (d. 2005)

1918- Jens Christian Skou -Danish chemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1919- Kiichi Miyazawa -Japanese politician, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2007)

1920- Frank Herbert -American journalist, photographer, and author (d. 1986)

1921- Abraham Sarmiento -Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2010)

1922- Nils Liedholm -Swedish footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2007)

1922- Herbert B. Leonard -American production manager and producer (d. 2006)

1924- Alphons Egli -Swiss politician, 77th List of Presidents of the Swiss Confederation|President of the Swiss Confederation

1924- Thirunalloor Karunakaran -Indian poet and scholar (d. 2006)

1924- John Nelder -English mathematician and statistician (d. 2010)

1926- Raaj Kumar -Pakistani-Indian police officer and actor (d. 1996)

1927- Jim Elliot -American missionary (d. 1956)

1927- César Milstein -Argentinian-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)

1928- Didi (footballer)|Didi -Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2001)

1928- M. Russell Ballard -American lieutenant and religious leader

1928- Neil Harvey -Australian cricketer

1928- Bill Maynard -English actor

1929- Betty Boothroyd -English academic and politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom)|British Speaker of the House of Commons

1930- Alasdair Milne -Indian-English director and producer (d. 2013)

1930- Toru Takemitsu -Japanese composer and theorist (d. 1996)

1931- Bill Brown (goalkeeper)|Bill Brown -Scottish-Canadian footballer (d. 2004)

1932- Ray Reardon -Welsh snooker player

1934- Kader Asmal -South African academic and politician (d. 2011)

1934- Gerry Hitchens -English footballer (d. 1983)

1934- James Holshouser -American politician, 68th Governor of North Carolina (d. 2013)

1935- Albert Roux -French-English chef

1936- Rona Barrett -American journalist and businesswoman

1937- Merle Park -Zimbabwean ballerina

1937- Paul Schell -American lawyer and politician, 50th List of mayors of Seattle|Mayor of Seattle (d. 2014)

1938- William Corlett -English-French author and playwright (d. 2005)

1938- Walter Gretzky -Canadian ice hockey coach and author

1938- Fred Stolle -Australian-American tennis player and sportscaster

1938- Bronislovas Lubys -Lithuanian businessman and politician, Prime Minister of Lithuania (d. 2011)

1939- Paul Hogan -Australian actor, producer, and screenwriter

1939- Elvīra Ozoliņa -Latvian javelin thrower

1939- Harvey Pekar -American author and critic (d. 2010)

1939- Lynne Stewart -American lawyer

1940- Fred Cash -American singer (The Impressions)

1941- Jesse Jackson -American minister and activist

1943- Chevy Chase -American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1943- R. L. Stine -American author, screenwriter, and producer

1944- Dale Dye -American captain and actor

1944- Ed Kirkpatrick -American baseball player (d. 2010)

1944- Susan Raye -American singer

1946- Hanan Ashrawi -Palestinian scholar, activist, and politician

1946- Jean-Jacques Beineix -French director and producer

1946- Dennis Kucinich -American politician, 53rd Mayor of Cleveland

1946- Bel Mooney -English journalist and author

1947- Richard Morris (archaeologist)|Richard Morris -English archaeologist, historian, and author

1947- Emiel Puttemans -Belgian runner

1947- Stephen Shore -American photographer and educator

1948- Benjamin Cheever -American author

1948- Claude Jade -French actress (d. 2006)

1948- Pedro López (serial killer)|Pedro López -Colombian serial killer

1948- Sarah Purcell -American radio and television host

1948- Johnny Ramone -American guitarist and songwriter (Ramones) (d. 2004)

1949- Jerry Bittle -American cartoonist (d. 2003)

1949- Hamish Stuart -Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Average White Band)

1949- Sigourney Weaver -American actress and producer

1950- Robert "Kool" Bell -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Kool & the Gang)

1950- Blake Morrison -English poet and author

1951- Jack O'Connell (politician)|Jack O'Connell -American educator and politician

1951- Timo Salonen -Finnish race car driver

1951- Shannon C. Stimson -American philosopher, historian, and theorist

1952- Takis Koroneos -Greek basketball player and coach

1952- Jan Marijnissen -Dutch politician

1952- Edward Zwick -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1953- Robert Saxton -English composer and educator

1954- Michael Dudikoff -American actor

1954- Huub Rothengatter -Dutch race car driver

1955- Bill Elliott -American race car driver

1955- Alain Ferté -French race car driver

1955- Darrell Hammond -American comedian and actor

1955- Lonnie Pitchford -American singer and guitarist (d. 1998)

1956- Jeff Lahti -American baseball player

1956- Stephanie Zimbalist -American actress

1957- Antonio Cabrini -Italian footballer and manager

1957- Martha Kearney -Irish journalist

1958- Steve Coll -American journalist and author

1958- Bret Lott -American journalist, author, and academic

1958- Ursula von der Leyen -Belgian-German physician and politician, Defense Minister of Germany

1959- Nick Bakay -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1959- Brad Byers -American stunt performer

1959- Peter Horrocks -English journalist and producer

1959- Mike Morgan -American baseball player and coach

1959- Erik Gundersen -Danish motorcycle racer

1959- Gavin Friday -Irish singer-songwriter, actor, and producer (Virgin Prunes)

1959- Carlos I. Noriega -Peruvian-American colonel and astronaut

1960- Andrea Anastasi -Italian volleyball player and coach

1960- Reed Hastings -American businessman, co-founded Netflix

1960- Lorenzo Milá -Spanish journalist

1960- Ralf Minge -German footballer and manager

1960- François Pérusse -Canadian singer-songwriter and comedian

1961- Steven Bernstein (musician)|Steven Bernstein -American trumpet player and composer (Sex Mob, The Lounge Lizards, and Spanish Fly (band)|Spanish Fly)

1961- Simon Burke -Australian actor and producer

1961- Ted Kooshian -American pianist and composer (Ed Palermo Big Band)

1962- Bruno Thiry -Belgian race car driver

1962- Chen Xiaoxia -Chinese diver

1963- João Baião -Portuguese television host and actor

1964- Jakob Arjouni -German author (d. 2013)

1964- Igor Jijikine -Russian actor

1964- CeCe Winans -American singer-songwriter (BeBe & CeCe Winans)

1965- Matt Biondi -American swimmer

1965- Peter Greene -American actor

1965- Ardal O'Hanlon -Irish comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1965- Harri Koskela -Finnish wrestler

1965- C. J. Ramone -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Ramones, 22 Jacks, Los Gusanos, and The Ramainz)

1966- Art Barr -American wrestler (d. 1994)

1966- Felipe Camiroaga -Chilean television host and actor (d. 2011)

1966- Karyn Parsons -American actress and producer

1967- Yvonne Reyes -Venezuelan actress

1968- Ali Benarbia -Algerian footballer

1968- Zvonimir Boban -Croatian footballer and sportscaster

1968- Emily Procter -American actress

1968- CL Smooth -American rapper and producer (Pete Rock & CL Smooth)

1968- Leeroy Thornhill -English keyboard player (The Prodigy)

1969- Julia Ann -American porn actress and makeup artist

1969- Jeremy Davies -American actor

1969- Dylan Neal -Canadian-American actor

1970- Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui -Congolese colonel

1970- Matt Damon -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1970- Anne-Marie Duff -English actress

1970- Sadiq Khan -English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Transport

1970- Tetsuya Nomura -Japanese video game designer and director

1971- David Gauke -English lawyer and politician

1971- Monty Williams -American basketball player and coach

1972- Terry Balsamo -American guitarist (Cold (band)|Cold, Limp Bizkit, and Evanescence)

1972- Kim Myung-min -South Korean actor

1972- Stanislav Varga -Slovak footballer and manager

1973- Jim Fairchild -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Grandaddy and Modest Mouse)

1974- Kevyn Adams -American ice hockey player and coach

1974- Martin Henderson -New Zealand actor

1974- Fredrik Modin -Swedish ice hockey player

1974- Koji Murofushi -Japanese hammer thrower

1976- Seryoga -Belorussian rapper, actor, and producer

1976- Karina Bacchi -Brazilian model and actress

1976- Galo Blanco -Spanish tennis player and coach

1976- Renate Groenewold -Dutch speed skater

1977- Anne-Caroline Chausson -French cyclist

1977- Jamie Marchi -American voice actress, director, and screenwriter

1977- Erna Siikavirta -Finnish singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Lordi)

1978- Antonino D'Agostino -Italian footballer

1978- Mick O'Driscoll -Irish rugby player and coach

1979- Paul Burchill -English wrestler

1979- Kristanna Loken -American actress and producer

1979- Gregori Chad Petree -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Shiny Toy Guns, Cloud2Ground, and pc Quest (band)|pc Quest)

1980- Nick Cannon -American actor, rapper, and producer

1980- The Miz -American wrestler and actor

1980- Rajesh Sharma (politician)|Rajesh Sharma -Canadian-Indian politician

1981- Ruby (Egyptian singer)|Ruby -Egyptian singer and actress

1981- Vladimir Kisenkov -Russian footballer

1981- Raffi Torres -Canadian ice hockey player

1981- Kalil Wilson -American singer and producer

1983- Mario Cassano -Italian footballer

1983- Michael Fraser -Scottish footballer

1983- Mihkel Kukk -Estonian javelin thrower

1983- Abhishek Nayar -Indian cricketer

1983- Travis Pastrana -American motorcycle racer

1984- Domenik Hixon -American football player

1984- Malcolm Shabazz -French-American criminal (d. 2013)

1985- Elliphant -Swedish singer

1985- Bruno Mars -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1985- Eiji Wentz -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (WaT)

1986- Louis Dodds -English footballer

1986- Michele Sepe -Italian rugby player

1987- Aya Hirano -Japanese voice actress and singer

1987- Hassan Maatouk -Lebanese footballer

1987- Taylor Price -American football player

1987- Ksenia Solo -Latvian-Canadian actress

1989- Mahmut Temür -Turkish footballer

1989- Armand Traoré -French footballer

1992- Maria João Koehler -Portuguese tennis player

1992- Lidziya Marozava -Belarusian tennis player

1993- Angus T. Jones -American actor

1993- Barbara Palvin -Hungarian model and actress

1993- Molly Quinn -American actress and producer

1993- Darrell Wallace, Jr. -American race car driver

1994- Luca Hänni -Swiss singer

1996- Sara Takanashi -Japanese ski jumper

1997- Bella Thorne -American actress, singer, and dancer

History of Deaths


705- Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan -Muslim caliph (b. 646)

976- Helen of Zadar -

1286- John I, Duke of Brittany -(b. 1217)

1317- Emperor Fushimi -of Japan (b. 1265)

1621- Antoine de Montchrestien -French soldier, playwright, and economist (b. 1575)

1647- Christen Sørensen Longomontanus -Danish astronomer and mathematician (b. 1562)

1652- John Greaves -English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1602)

1656- John George I, Elector of Saxony -(b. 1585)

1659- Jean de Quen -French missionary, priest, and historian (b. 1603)

1735- Yongzheng Emperor -of China (b. 1678)

1754- Henry Fielding -English author and playwright (b. 1707)

1772- Jean-Joseph de Mondonville -French violinist and composer (b. 1711)

1793- John Hancock -American merchant and politician, 1st Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1737)

1795- Andrew Kippis -English minister and author (b. 1725)

1802- Emmanuel Vitale -Maltese general and politician (b. 1758)

1804- Thomas Cochran (judge)|Thomas Cochran -Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1777)

1809- James Elphinston -Scottish orthographer, phonologist, and linguist (b. 1721)

1834- François-Adrien Boieldieu -French composer (b. 1775)

1869- Franklin Pierce -American general, lawyer, and politician, 14th President of the United States (b. 1804)

1879- Miguel Grau Seminario -Peruvian admiral (b. 1834)

1886- Austin F. Pike -American lawyer and politician (b. 1819)

1897- Alexei Savrasov -Russian painter (b. 1830)

1920- John Olin -American wrestler (b. 1886)

1928- Larry Semon -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)

1931- John Monash -Australian general and engineer (b. 1865)

1936- Premchand -Indian author (b. 1880)

1936- Red Ames -American baseball player and manager (b. 1882)

1936- William Henry Stark -American businessman (b. 1851)

1942- Sergey Chaplygin -Russian physicist, mathematician, and engineer (b. 1869)

1944- Wendell Willkie -American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1892)

1945- Felix Salten -Austrian author and critic (b. 1869)

1952- Joe Adams -American baseball player and manager (b. 1877)

1953- Nigel Bruce -Mexican-American actor and singer (b. 1895)

1953- Kathleen Ferrier -English singer (b. 1912)

1955- Iry LeJeune -American accordion player (b. 1928)

1958- Ran Bosilek -Bulgarian author and translator (b. 1886)

1962- Toivo Aro -Finnish diver (b. 1887)

1962- Solomon Linda -South African singer-songwriter (b. 1909)

1963- Remedios Varo -Spanish-Mexican painter (b. 1908)

1967- Clement Attlee -English soldier, lawyer, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1883)

1970- Mitr Chaibancha -Thai actor and producer (b. 1934)

1970- Jean Giono -French author and poet (b. 1895)

1973- Gabriel Marcel -French philosopher, playwright, and critic (b. 1889)

1977- Giorgos Papasideris -Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1902)

1979- Jayaprakash Narayan -Indian politician (b. 1902)

1982- Fernando Lamas -Argentinian-American actor and director (b. 1915)

1982- Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker -English runner and politician, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)

1983- Joan Hackett -American actress (b. 1934)

1985- Malcolm Ross (balloonist)|Malcolm Ross -American captain, physicist, and balloonist (b. 1919)

1985- Gordon Welchman -English-American mathematician and scholar (b. 1906)

1987- Konstantinos Tsatsos -Greek scholar and politician, 2nd President of Greece (b. 1899)

1990- B.J. Wilson -English drummer (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)

1992- Willy Brandt -German politician, 4th Chancellor of Germany (Federal Republic)|Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)

1994- Oscar M. Ruebhausen -American lawyer (b. 1912)

1995- Christopher Keene -American conductor (b. 1946)

1997- Bertrand Goldberg -American architect, designed the Marina City|Marina City Building (b. 1913)

1999- John McLendon -American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)

2000- Charlotte Lamb -English author (b. 1937)

2002- Phyllis Calvert -English actress (b. 1915)

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

2004- James Chace -American historian and author (b. 1931)

2006- Mark Porter (racing driver)|Mark Porter -New Zealand race car driver (b. 1974)

2007- Constantine Andreou -Greek painter and sculptor (b. 1917)

2008- Bob Friend (newscaster)|Bob Friend -English journalist (b. 1938)

2008- Eileen Herlie -Scottish-American actress (b. 1918)

2008- George Emil Palade -Romanian-American biologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)

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

2011- Al Davis -American football player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)

2011- Mikey Welsh -American guitarist and painter (Weezer, The Special Goodness, Verbena (band)|Verbena, and The Kickovers) (b. 1984)

2011- Roger Williams (pianist)|Roger Williams -American pianist (b. 1924)

2012- Varsha Bhosle -Indian singer and journalist (b. 1956)

2012- Marilou Diaz-Abaya -Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)

2012- Eric Lomax -Scottish captain and author (b. 1919)

2012- Ken Sansom -American actor and singer (b. 1927)

2012- Nawal Kishore Sharma -Indian politician, 20th List of Governors of Gujarat|Governor of Gujarat (b. 1925)

2012- John Tchicai -Danish-French saxophonist and composer (b. 1936)

2013- Philip Chevron -Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Pogues and The Radiators from Space) (b. 1957)

2013- Paul Desmarais -Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1927)

2013- Rod Grams -American journalist and politician (b. 1948)

2013- Rodolphe Kasser -Swiss archaeologist and philologist (b. 1927)

2013- Andy Pafko -American baseball player and manager (b. 1921)

2013- Rottyful Sky -South Korean singer and actress (b. 1988)

2013- Akong Rinpoche -Tibetan-Chinese spiritual leader (b. 1939)

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

2014- Abdul Matin (language activist)|Abdul Matin -Bangladeshi activist (b. 1926)

2014- Alden E. Matthews -American missionary (b. 1921)

2014- Harden M. McConnell -American chemist and academic (b. 1927)

2014- Zilpha Keatley Snyder -American author (b. 1927)

2014- Jeen van den Berg -Dutch speed skater (b. 1928)