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41-After a night of negotiation, Claudius -is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Roman Senate|Senate.
750-In the Battle of the Zab -the Abbasid rebels defeat the Umayyad Caliphate, leading to overthrow of the dynasty.
1348-A 1348 Friuli earthquake|strong earthquake -strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.
1494- Alfonso II of Naples|Alfonso II -becomes King of Naples.
1515- Coronation of the French monarch|Coronation -of Francis I of France.
1533- Henry VIII of England -secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
1554-Founding of São Paulo (city)|São Paulo -city, Brazil.
1573- Battle of Mikatagahara -In Japan, Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
1575- Luanda -the capital of Angola, is founded by the Portuguese navigator Paulo Dias de Novais.
1704-The Apalachee massacre|Battle of Ayubale -results in the destruction of most of the Spanish missions in Florida.
1755- Moscow State University|Moscow University -is established on Tatiana Day.
1765- Port Egmont -the first British settlement in the Falkland Islands at the southern tip of South America, is founded.
1787- Shays' Rebellion -The rebellion's largest confrontation, outside the Springfield Armory, results in the killing of four rebels and the wounding of twenty.
1791-The Parliament of Great Britain|British Parliament -passes the Constitutional Act of 1791 and splits the old Province of Quebec (1763–1791)|Province of Quebec into Upper Canada|Upper and Lower Canada.
1792-The London Corresponding Society -is founded.
1858-The '' Wedding March (Mendelssohn)|Wedding March -' by Felix Mendelssohn is played at the marriage of Victoria of the United Kingdom|Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal and Empress Frederick|Victoria, and Friedrich III of Germany (Hohenzollern)|Friedrich of Prussia, and becomes a popular wedding recessional.
1879-The Bulgarian National Bank -is founded.
1881- Thomas Edison -and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
1890- Nellie Bly -completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
1909- Richard Strauss -s opera ''Elektra (opera)|Elektra'' receives its debut performance at the Semperoper|Dresden State Opera.
1915- Alexander Graham Bell -inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas A. Watson|Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
1918- Ukraine -declares independence from Bolshevik Russia.
1919-The League of Nations -is founded.
1924-The 1924 Winter Olympics -opens in Chamonix, in the France|French Alps, inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
1932- Second Sino-Japanese War -The Republic of China|Chinese National Revolutionary Army Defense of Harbin|begins its defense of Harbin.
1937-'' The Guiding Light -' debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until Sept. 18, 2009.
1941- Pope Pius XII -elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
1942- World War II -Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
1944- Florence Li Tim-Oi -is ordained in China, becoming the first woman Anglican priest.
1945-World War II: The Battle of the Bulge -ends.
1946-The United Mine Workers -rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
1947- Thomas T. Goldsmith, Jr.|Thomas Goldsmith Jr. -files a patent for a "Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device", the first ever electronic game.
1949-At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Award -are presented.
1955-The Soviet Union -ends the state of war with Germany.
1960-The National Association of Broadcasters -reacts to the "payola" scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accept money for playing particular records.
1961-In Washington, D.C. -John F. Kennedy delivers the first live President of the United States|presidential television news conference.
1969- Brazilian Army -captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the Brazilian military government|military dictatorship, taking with him 10 machine guns and 63 rifles.
1971- Charles Manson -and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
1971- Idi Amin -leads a 1971 Ugandan coup d'état|coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.
1979- Pope John Paul II -starts his first official papal visits outside Italy to the Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Mexico.
1980- Mother Teresa -is honored with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna
1981- Jiang Qing -the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death.
1986-The National Resistance Movement -topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
1990- Avianca Flight 52 -crashed into Cove Neck, New York due to fuel exuasion.
1993- 1993 CIA shootings|Five people are shot outside -the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Two are killed and three wounded.
1994-The Clementine mission|Clementine -space probe launches.
1995-The Norwegian rocket incident -Russia almost launches a nuclear weapon|nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant (rocket)|Black Brant XII, a Norway|Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile.
1996- Billy Bailey -becomes the last person to be hanged in the USA.
1998-During a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II -demands political reforms and the release of political prisoners while condemning US attempts to isolate the country.
1998-A suicide attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam -on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth kills eight and injures 25 others.
1999-A 6.0 Richter magnitude scale|Richter scale -1999 Armenia, Colombia earthquake|earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
2003- 2003 Invasion of Iraq -A group of people leave London, England, for Baghdad, Iraq, to Human shield action to Iraq|serve as human shields, intending to prevent the United States|U.S.-led coalition of the willing|coalition troops from bombing certain locations.
2004- Opportunity rover -(MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.
2005-A Mandher Devi temple stampede|stampede -at the Mandhradevi temple in Maharashtra, India kills at least 258.
2006-Three independent observing campaigns announce the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb -through gravitational microlensing, the first cool rocky/icy extrasolar planet around a main-sequence star.
2006- Mexico|Mexican -lucha libre|professional wrestler Juana Barraza is arrested in connection with the serial killer|serial killing of at least 10 elderly women.
2011-The Timeline of the 2011 Egyptian revolution under Hosni Mubarak's rule|first wave -of the 2011 Egyptian revolution|Egyptian revolution begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.
2013-At least 50 people are killed and 120 people are injured in a 2013 Uribana prison riot|prison riot -in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
750- Leo IV the Khazar -Byzantine emperor (d. 780)
1477- Anne of Brittany -(d. 1514)
1509- Giovanni Morone -Italian cardinal (d. 1580)
1615- Govert Flinck -Dutch painter (d. 1660)
1627- Robert Boyle -Irish chemist (d. 1691)
1634- Gaspar Fagel -Dutch diplomat (d. 1688)
1640- William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire -English soldier and politician (d. 1707)
1688- Juraj Jánošík -Slovak criminal (d. 1713)
1736- Joseph Louis Lagrange -Italian-French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1813)
1739- Charles François Dumouriez -French general (d. 1823)
1743- Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi -German philosopher (d. 1819)
1750- Johann Gottfried Vierling -German organist and composer (d. 1813)
1755- Paolo Mascagni -Italian physician (d. 1815)
1759- Robert Burns -Scottish poet (d. 1796)
1777- Karoline Jagemann -German actress (d. 1848)
1783- William Colgate -English-American businessman and philanthropist, founded Colgate-Palmolive (d. 1857)
1794- François-Vincent Raspail -French chemist (d. 1878)
1796- William MacGillivray -Scottish ornithologist (d. 1852)
1813- James Marion Sims -American physician (d. 1883)
1822- Charles Reed Bishop -American businessman, philanthropist, and politician, founded the Bishop Museum (d. 1915)
1822- William McDougall (politician)|William McDougall -Canadian lawyer and politician, List of lieutenant governors of the Northwest Territories|Lieutenant Governor of the Northwest Territories (d. 1905)
1824- Michael Madhusudan Dutt -Indian poet and playwright (d. 1873)
1825- George Pickett -American general (d. 1875)
1841- John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher -Sri Lankan-English admiral (d. 1920)
1858- Mikimoto Kōkichi -Japanese businessman (d. 1954)
1860- Charles Curtis -American politician, 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)
1864- Julije Kempf -Croatian historian and author (d. 1934)
1868- Juventino Rosas -Mexican violinist and composer (d. 1894)
1874- W. Somerset Maugham -French-English author and playwright (d. 1965)
1878- Ernst Alexanderson -Swedish-American engineer (d. 1975)
1882- Virginia Woolf -English author and critic (d. 1941)
1885- Kitahara Hakushū -Japanese poet and author (d. 1942)
1886- Wilhelm Furtwängler -German conductor and composer (d. 1954)
1896- Florence Mills -American singer, dancer, and actress (d. 1927)
1899- Sleepy John Estes -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
1899- Paul-Henri Spaak -Belgian politician, 46th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1972)
1900- István Fekete -Hungarian author (d. 1970)
1900- Yōjirō Ishizaka -Japanese author (d. 1986)
1901- Martín de Álzaga (racing driver)|Martín De Álzaga -Argentinian race car driver (d. 1982)
1902- Pablo Antonio -Filipino architect (d. 1975)
1905- Maurice Roy -Canadian cardinal (d. 1985)
1905- Margery Sharp -English author (d. 1991)
1910- Edgar V. Saks -Estonian historian, author, and politician (d. 1984)
1913- Huang Hua (politician)|Huang Hua -Chinese politician, 5th Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (d. 2010)
1913- Witold Lutosławski -Polish composer and conductor (d. 1994)
1913- Luis Marden -American photographer and journalist (d. 2003)
1915- Ewan MacColl -English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 1989)
1916- Pop Ivy -American football player and coach (d. 2003)
1917- Ilya Prigogine -Russian chemist, Nobel Prize for Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
1917- Jânio Quadros -Brazilian politician, 22nd President of Brazil (d. 1992)
1917- Paul Rowe (Canadian football)|Paul Rowe -Canadian football player (d. 1990)
1918- Ernie Harwell -American sportscaster (d. 2010)
1919- Edwin Newman -American journalist and author (d. 2010)
1921- Samuel T. Cohen -American physicist (d. 2010)
1922- Raymond Baxter -English television host and pilot (d. 2006)
1923- Arvid Carlsson -Swedish pharmacologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate
1923- Rusty Draper -American singer (d. 2003)
1923- Shirley Ardell Mason -American psychiatric patient (d. 1998)
1923- Sally Starr (TV hostess)|Sally Starr -American actress and television host (d. 2013)
1923- Jean Taittinger -French politician (d. 2012)
1923- Tom Tipps -American soldier and politician (d. 2013)
1924- Lou Groza -American football player (d. 2000)
1924- Speedy West -American guitarist and producer (d. 2003)
1924- Husein Mehmedov -Bulgarian-Turkish Olympic wrestler (d. 2014)
1925- Giorgos Zampetas -Greek bouzouki player and songwriter (d. 1992)
1927- Antônio Carlos Jobim -Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1994)
1928- Jérôme Choquette -Canadian lawyer and politician
1928- Eduard Shevardnadze -Georgian general and politician, 2nd President of Georgia (d. 2014)
1928- Cor van der Hart -Dutch footballer (d. 2006)
1929- Robert Faurisson -English-French academic
1929- Benny Golson -American saxophonist and composer
1930- Tanya Savicheva -Russian author (d. 1944)
1931- Dean Jones (actor)|Dean Jones -American actor and singer
1933- Corazon Aquino -Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)
1933- Donald Nicholls, Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead -English lawyer and judge
1934- Mimi Kok -Dutch actress and singer (d. 2014)
1935- Conrad Burns -American soldier and politician
1935- António Ramalho Eanes -Portuguese general and politician, 16th President of Portugal
1935- J. G. Farrell -Irish author (d. 1979)
1935- Maretta Taylor -American politician (d. 2013)
1936- Diana Hyland -American actress (d. 1977)
1937- Judith Ann Mayotte -American humanitarian and author
1937- Ange-Félix Patassé -Central African politician, President of the Central African Republic (d. 2011)
1938- Shotaro Ishinomori -Japanese author and illustrator (d. 1998)
1938- Etta James -American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
1938- Leiji Matsumoto -Japanese illustrator
1938- Vladimir Vysotsky -Russian singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (d. 1980)
1939- Gabriel Romanus -Swedish politician
1941- Buddy Baker -American race car driver
1941- Gregory Sierra -American actor
1942- Eusébio -Mozambican-Portuguese footballer (d. 2014)
1942- Carl Eller -American football player
1942- Kenichi Shinoda -Japanese mobster
1943- Roy Black (singer)|Roy Black -German singer and actor (d. 1991)
1943- Tobe Hooper -American director, producer, and screenwriter
1945- John Leslie (pornographic actor)|John Leslie -American porn actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
1945- Leigh Taylor-Young -American actress
1945- Dave Walker -English singer and guitarist (Savoy Brown and Fleetwood Mac)
1946- Doc Bundy -American race car driver
1947- Tostão -Brazilian footballer
1947- Ángel Nieto -Spanish motorcycle racer
1948- Gueorgui Chichkine -Russian painter
1948- Ros Kelly -Australian politician
1949- John Cooper Clarke -English poet
1949- Paul Nurse -English geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate
1950- Gloria Naylor -American author
1951- Steve Prefontaine -American runner (d. 1975)
1951- Leonid Telyatnikov -Kazakhstani fire fighter (d. 2004)
1952- Sara Mandiano -French singer-songwriter
1952- Peter Tatchell -Australian-English activist
1952- Timothy White (editor)|Timothy White -American journalist (d. 2002)
1953- The Honky Tonk Man -American wrestler
1953- Mark Weil -Russian-Uzbek director (d. 2007)
1954- Ricardo Bochini -Argentinian footballer
1954- Kay Cottee -Australian sailor
1954- Renate Dorrestein -Dutch journalist and author
1954- Kim Gandy -American lawyer and activist
1956- Andy Cox -English guitarist (The Beat (British band)|The Beat and Fine Young Cannibals)
1957- Eskil Erlandsson -Swedish politician
1957- Andrew P. Harris -American physician and politician
1957- Jenifer Lewis -American actress and singer
1958- Kavita Krishnamurthy -Indian singer
1958- Dinah Manoff -American actress and director
1958- Franco Pancheri -Italian footballer and manager
1958- Gary Tibbs -English bass guitarist and actor
1961- Vivian Balakrishnan -Singaporean politician
1961- Willie Revillame -Filipino actor, singer, and game show host
1962- Chris Chelios -American ice hockey player
1963- Fernando Haddad -Brazilian academic and politician, 61st List of mayors of São Paulo|Mayor of São Paulo
1963- Timo Rautiainen -Finnish singer (Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus, Lyijykomppania)
1965- Mark Jordon -English actor, director, and producer
1965- Esa Tikkanen -Finnish ice hockey player
1966- Chet Culver -American politician, 41st Governor of Iowa
1966- Yiannos Ioannou -Cypriot footballer
1967- David Ginola -French footballer and actor
1967- Randy McKay -Canadian ice hockey player
1968- Eric Orie -Dutch footballer and manager
1969- Kina (musician)|Kina -American singer-songwriter (Brownstone (group)|Brownstone)
1969- Sergei Ovchinnikov (volleyball)|Sergei Ovchinnikov -Russian volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)
1970- Stephen Chbosky -American author, screenwriter, and director
1970- Chris Mills -American basketball player
1970- Milt Stegall -American football player
1971- Luca Badoer -Italian race car driver
1971- Philip Coppens (author)|Philip Coppens -Belgian journalist and author (d. 2012)
1971- China Kantner -American actress
1971- Ana Ortiz -American actress and singer
1973- Geoff Johns -American author
1973- Ace Steel -American wrestler
1974- Robert Budreau -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
1974- Emily Haines -Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Metric (band)|Metric and Broken Social Scene)
1974- Attilio Nicodemo -Italian footballer
1975- Mia Kirshner -Canadian actress
1975- Tim Montgomery -American runner
1975- Dat Phan -Vietnamese-American comedian and actor
1976- Stephanie Bellars -American wrestler
1976- Mario Haberfeld -Brazilian race car driver
1976- Dimitris Nalitzis -Greek footballer
1978- Denis Menchov -Russian cyclist
1978- Jason Roberts (footballer)|Jason Roberts -English footballer
1978- Derrick Turnbow -American baseball player
1978- B.J. Whitmer -American wrestler
1979- Pi Hongyan -French badminton player
1979- Gabe Jennings -American runner
1979- Christine Lakin -American actress
1979- Rodrigo Ribeiro -Brazilian race car driver
1980- Xavi -Spanish footballer
1980- Michelle McCool -American wrestler
1980- Efstathios Tavlaridis -Greek footballer
1981- Charlie Bewley -English actor
1981- Francis Jeffers -English footballer
1981- Alicia Keys -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
1981- Märt Kosemets -Estonian footballer
1981- Clara Morgane -French porn actress and singer
1981- Toše Proeski -Macedonian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2007)
1982- Sho Sakurai -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (Arashi)
1982- Shawna Waldron -American actress
1983- Helen Klaos -Estonian badminton player
1983- Andrée Watters -Canadian singer
1984- Robinho -Brazilian footballer
1984- Sara Aerts -Belgian heptathlete
1984- Stefan Kießling -German footballer
1985- Brent Celek -American football player
1985- Tina Karol -Ukrainian singer
1985- Acie Law -American basketball player
1985- Michael Trevino -American actor
1985- Patrick Willis -American football player
1986- Shahriar Nafees -Bangladeshi cricketer
1986- Chris O'Grady -English footballer
1987- Maria Kirilenko -Russian tennis player
1988- Tatiana Golovin -French tennis player
1989- Sheryfa Luna -French singer
1989- Víctor Ruiz Torre -Spanish footballer
1989- Mikako Tabe -Japanese actress
1990- Thomas Berge -Dutch singer
1990- Apostolos Giannou -Greek footballer
1991- Nigel Melker -Dutch race car driver
1991- Jano Toussounian -Australian actor
1992- Mikkel Cramer -Danish footballer
1992- Dean McCarthy -Irish actor, dancer, and model
1993- Kylie Padilla -Filipino actress
History of Deaths
389- Gregory of Nazianzus -Byzantine archbishop and saint (b. 329)
477- Genseric -Vandals king (b. 389)
844- Pope Gregory IV -(b. 827)
1067- Emperor Yingzong of Song -(b. 1032)
1366- Henry Suso -German mystic (b. 1300)
1431- Charles II, Duke of Lorraine -(b. 1364)
1494- Ferdinand I of Naples -(b. 1423)
1559- Christian II of Denmark -(b. 1481)
1578- Mihrimah Sultan -Ottoman daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent (b. 1522)
1586- Lucas Cranach the Younger -German painter (b. 1515)
1640- Robert Burton (scholar)|Robert Burton -English scholar (b. 1577)
1670- Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine -(b. 1612)
1726- Guillaume Delisle -French cartographer (b. 1675)
1733- Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet -English banker and politician (b. 1652)
1751- Paul Dudley (jurist)|Paul Dudley -American lawyer and politician (b. 1675)
1852- Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen -Russian admiral, cartographer, and explorer (b. 1778)
1881- Konstantin Thon -Russian architect, designed the Grand Kremlin Palace and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (b. 1794)
1884- Périclès Pantazis -Greek painter (b. 1849)
1907- René Pottier -French cyclist (b. 1879)
1908- Ouida -English author (b. 1839)
1908- Mikhail Chigorin -Russian chess player (b. 1850)
1912- Dmitry Milyutin -Russian field marshal (b. 1816)
1925- Ivan Vucetic -Croatian anthropologist (b. 1858)
1939- Charles Davidson Dunbar -Scottish piper (b. 1870)
1940- Elias Simojoki -Finnish clergyman and activist (b. 1899)
1947- Al Capone -American mobster (b. 1899)
1949- Makino Nobuaki -Japanese politician (b. 1861)
1954- M. N. Roy -Indian activist and theorist (b. 1887)
1957- Thomas January -American soccer player (b. 1886)
1957- Ichizō Kobayashi -Japanese businessman, founded Hankyu Hanshin Holdings (b. 1873)
1957- Kiyoshi Shiga -Japanese physician (b. 1871)
1958- Robert R. Young -American businessman (b. 1897)
1960- Diana Barrymore -American actress (b. 1921)
1963- Wilson Kettle -Canadian diver and fisherman (b. 1860)
1966- Saul Adler -Russian-English parasitologist (b. 1895)
1969- Vernon and Irene Castle|Irene Castle -English dancer (b. 1887)
1970- Jane Bathori -French soprano (b. 1877)
1970- Eiji Tsuburaya -Japanese director and producer (b. 1901)
1971- Barry III -Guinean politician (b. 1923)
1972- Erhard Milch -German field marshal (b. 1892)
1975- Charlotte Whitton -Canadian politician, 46th Mayor of Ottawa (b. 1896)
1976- Chris Kenner -American singer-songwriter (b. 1929)
1978- Skender Kulenović -Bosnian poet (b. 1910)
1980- Queenie Watts -English actress and singer (b. 1926)
1981- Adele Astaire -American dancer (b. 1897)
1982- Mikhail Suslov -Soviet politician (b. 1902)
1985- Ilias Iliou -Greek jurist and politician (b. 1904)
1987- Frank J. Lynch -American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1922)
1990- Ava Gardner -American actress (b. 1922)
1994- Stephen Cole Kleene -American mathematician (b. 1909)
1996- Jonathan Larson -American composer and playwright (b. 1960)
1997- Dan Barry (cartoonist)|Dan Barry -American cartoonist (b. 1923)
1999- Sarah Louise Delany -American author and educator (b. 1889)
1999- Ted Mallie -American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
1999- Robert Shaw (conductor)|Robert Shaw -American conductor (b. 1916)
2003- Sheldon Reynolds (producer)|Sheldon Reynolds -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
2003- Samuel Weems -American lawyer and author (b. 1936)
2004- Fanny Blankers-Koen -Dutch runner (b. 1918)
2004- Miklós Fehér -Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
2004- Zurab Sakandelidze -Georgian basketball player (b. 1945)
2005- Stanisław Albinowski -Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)
2005- William Augustus Bootle -American lawyer and judge (b. 1902)
2005- Philip Johnson -American architect, designed the PPG Place and Crystal Cathedral (b. 1906)
2005- Manuel Lopes -Cape Verdean author and poet (b. 1907)
2005- Ray Peterson -American singer (b. 1935)
2005- Netti Witziers-Timmer -Dutch runner (b. 1923)
2006- Anna Malle -American porn actress (b. 1967)
2008- Christopher Allport -American actor (b. 1947)
2008- Evelyn Barbirolli -English oboe player (b. 1911)
2009- Ewald Kooiman -Dutch organist (b. 1938)
2009- Kim Manners -American director and producer (b. 1951)
2010- Ali Hassan al-Majid -Iraqi general and politician, Ministry of Defence (Iraq)|Iraqi Minister of Defence (b. 1941)
2011- Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos -Greek captain and businessman (b. 1935)
2011- Vincent Cronin -Welsh historian and author (b. 1924)
2012- Alfred Ball -English air marshal (b. 1921)
2012- Paavo Berglund -Finnish violinist and conductor (b. 1929)
2012- Veronica Carstens -German wife of Karl Carstens (b. 1923)
2012- Jacques Maisonrouge -French businessman (b. 1924)
2012- Len McIntyre -English rugby player (b. 1933)
2012- Franco Pacini -Italian astrophysicist and academic (b. 1939)
2012- Mark Reale -American guitarist and songwriter (Riot (band)|Riot and Westworld (American band)|Westworld) (b. 1955)
2012- Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans -American philanthropist (b. 1920)
2012- Robert Sheran -American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1916)
2012- Alexander Zhitinsky -Russian journalist and author (b. 1941)
2013- Martial Asselin -Canadian lawyer and politician, 25th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1924)
2013- Rade Bulat -Croatian activist and politician (b. 1920)
2013- Gregory Carroll -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Orioles and The Four Buddies) (b. 1929)
2013- Normand Corbeil -Canadian composer (b. 1956)
2013- Kevin Heffernan (Gaelic footballer)|Kevin Heffernan -Irish footballer and manager (b. 1929)
2013- Max Kampelman -American diplomat (b. 1920)
2013- Frank Keating (journalist)|Frank Keating -English journalist and author (b. 1937)
2013- Irene Koumarianou -Greek actress (b. 1931)
2013- Aase Nordmo Løvberg -Norwegian soprano (b. 1923)
2013- Shozo Shimamoto -Japanese painter (b. 1928)
2014- Bruce Barmes -American baseball player (b. 1929)
2014- Arthur Doyle -American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and flute player (b. 1944)
2014- Heini Halberstam -Czech-English mathematician and academic (b. 1926)
2014- John Robertson (journalist)|John Robertson -Canadian journalist (b. 1934)
2014- Emanuel Saldaño -Argentinian cyclist (b. 1985)
2014- Dave Strack -American basketball player and coach (b. 1923)
2014- Gyula Sax -Hungarian chess player (b. 1951)
2014- Morrie Turner -American cartoonist (b. 1923)
2014- Dennis Wirgowski -American football player (b. 1947)