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Day History: January-24

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


41- Roman Emperor -Caligula, known for his Eccentricity (behavior)|eccentricity and sadistic despotism, is assassination|assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. The Guard then proclaims Caligula's uncle Claudius as Emperor

1438-The Council of Basel -suspends Pope Eugene IV.

1458- Matthias I Corvinus of Hungary|Matthias I Corvinus -becomes king of Hungary.

1624- Afonso Mendes -appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.

1679-King Charles II of England -dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.

1742- Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor|Charles VII Albert -becomes Holy Roman Emperor.

1758-During the Seven Years' War -the leading burghers of Königsberg submit to Elizabeth I of Russia, thus forming Russian Prussia (until 1763)

1817- Crossing of the Andes -Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras are captured during the Action of Picheuta.

1835-Slaves in Salvador da Bahia -Brazil, Malê Revolt|stage a revolt, which is instrumental in ending slavery there 50 years later.

1848- California Gold Rush -James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento, California|Sacramento.

1857-The University of Calcutta -is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in South Asia.

1859-Political and state union of Moldavia -and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as Domnitor in both United Principalities|Principalities.

1862- Bucharest -is proclaimed the capital of Romania.

1878-The revolutionary Vera Zasulich -shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.

1900- Second Boer War -Boers stop a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.

1908-The first Boy Scout -troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.

1911-Japanese anarchist Shūsui Kōtoku -is hanged for treason in a case now considered a miscarriage of justice.

1916-In '' Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad -', the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.

1918-The Gregorian calendar -is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective February 14(NS)

1933-The Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution|20th Amendment to the United States Constitution -is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices.

1939-The 1939 Chillán earthquake|deadliest earthquake in Chilean history -strikes Chillán, killing approximately 28,000 people.

1942- World War II -The Allies of World War II|Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand, then under Japanese control, to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.

1943- World War II -Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a Casablanca Conference|conference in Casablanca.

1946-The United Nations General Assembly -passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.

1947-Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos -becomes Prime Minister of Greece.

1960- Algerian War -Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the "barricades week", during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.

1961- 1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash -A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.

1968- Vietnam War -The 1st Australian Task Force launches Operation Coburg against the People's Army of Vietnam|North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong during wider fighting around Long Bình ward|Long Bình and Biên Hòa

1972- Japan -se Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been Japanese holdout|since the end of World War II.

1977- 1977 Massacre of Atocha|Massacre of Atocha -in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.

1978- Soviet Union|Soviet -satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.

1984-The first Apple Macintosh -goes on sale.

1986- Voyager 2 -passes within {{convert|81500|km|mi}} of Uranus.

1990- Japan -launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.

1993- Turkey|Turkish -journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.

1996- Poland|Polish -Prime Minister of Poland|Prime Minister Józef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.

2003-The United States Department of Homeland Security -officially begins operation.

2009-The storm Klaus (storm)|Klaus -makes landfall near Bordeaux, France. It subsequently would cause 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.

2011-At least 35 die and 180 are injured in a 2011 Domodedovo International Airport bombing|bombing -at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.

2014-Three bombs January 2014 Cairo bombings|explode -in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, killing about 7 people and injuring over 100 others.

2014-The Philippines -and the Moro people|Bangsamoro agree to a Peace process with the Bangsamoro in the Philippines|peace deal that would help end the 45-year conflict.

Famous Birthdays


76- Hadrian -Roman emperor (d. 138)

1287- Richard de Bury -English bishop (d. 1345)

1444- Galeazzo Maria Sforza -Italian husband of Bona of Savoy (d. 1476)

1540- Edmund Campion -English priest and martyr (d. 1581)

1638- Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset -English poet (d. 1706)

1670- William Congreve (playwright)|William Congreve -English playwright (d. 1729)

1674- Thomas Tanner (bishop)|Thomas Tanner -English bishop (d. 1735)

1679- Christian Wolff (philosopher)|Christian Wolff -German philosopher (d. 1754)

1705- Farinelli -Italian singer (d. 1782)

1709- Dom Bédos de Celles -French monk and organ builder (d. 1779)

1712- Frederick the Great -Prussian king (d. 1786)

1732- Pierre Beaumarchais -French playwright (d. 1799)

1742- Anne, Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn -(d. 1808)

1746- Gustav III of Sweden -(d. 1792)

1752- Muzio Clementi -Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1832)

1754- Andrew Ellicott -American surveyor (d. 1820)

1763- Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron -Russian general (d. 1831)

1776- E. T. A. Hoffmann -German jurist and author (d. 1822)

1779- Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden)|Elizabeth Alexeievna -German wife of Alexander I of Russia (d. 1826)

1841- Robert Williams (archer)|Robert Williams -American archer (d. 1914)

1843- Josip Štadler -Croatian archbishop (d. 1918)

1848- Vasily Surikov -Russian painter (d. 1916)

1862- Edith Wharton -American author (d. 1937)

1864- Marguerite Durand -French actress, journalist, and activist (d. 1936)

1866- Jaan Poska -Estonian lawyer and politician (d. 1920)

1872- Konstantin Bogaevsky -Russian painter (d. 1943)

1872- Ethel Turner -Australian author (d. 1958)

1872- Morris Travers -English chemist (d. 1961)

1883- Philip Schuster -American gymnast (d. 1926)

1886- Henry King (director)|Henry King -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)

1888- Vicki Baum -Austrian author (d. 1960)

1888- Ernst Heinkel -German businessman, founded the Heinkel|Heinkel Aircraft Manufacturing Company (d. 1958)

1889- Charles Hawes -American author (d. 1923)

1891- Walter Model -German field marshal (d. 1945)

1895- Eugen Roth -German poet and songwriter (d. 1976)

1898- Cliff Heathcote -American baseball player (d. 1939)

1900- Theodosius Dobzhansky -Ukrainian-American geneticist and biologist (d. 1975)

1901- Harry Calder -South African cricketer (d. 1995)

1901- Edward Turner -English motorcycle designer (d. 1973)

1902- E. A. Speiser -American scholar (d. 1965)

1905- J. Howard Marshall -American lawyer and businessman (d. 1995)

1907- Maurice Couve de Murville -French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1999)

1907- Tuts Washington -American pianist (d. 1984)

1909- Martin Lings -English author and scholar (d. 2005)

1909- Ann Todd -English actress (d. 1993)

1910- Doris Haddock -American activist (d. 2010)

1911- Muir Mathieson -Scottish conductor and composer (d. 1975)

1912- Frederick Ashworth -American admiral (d. 2005)

1913- Norman Dello Joio -American composer (d. 2008)

1915- Robert Motherwell -American painter (d. 1991)

1916- Jack Brickhouse -American sportscaster (d. 1998)

1916- Rafael Caldera -Venezuelan politician, 65th President of Venezuela (d. 2009)

1916- Arnoldo Foà -Italian actor and director (d. 2014)

1916- Gene Mako -Hungarian-American tennis player (d. 2013)

1917- Ernest Borgnine -American actor (d. 2012)

1918- Oral Roberts -American evangelist, founded Oral Roberts University and Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association (d. 2009)

1919- Coleman Francis -American director (d. 1973)

1920- Jerry Maren -American actor

1922- Daniel Boulanger -French writer and actor (d. 2014)

1922- Charles Socarides -American psychiatrist (d. 2005)

1923- Vlado Kristl -Croatian painter and director (d. 2004)

1924- Joe Albany -American pianist (d. 1988)

1925- Maria Tallchief -American ballerina (d. 2013)

1926- Ruth Asawa -American sculptor (d. 2013)

1926- Georges Lautner -French director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1927- Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet -Scottish chief (d. 2007)

1928- Desmond Morris -English zoologist, ethologist, and painter

1928- Michel Serrault -French actor (d. 2007)

1930- Terence Bayler -New Zealand actor

1930- Mahmoud Farshchian -Iranian-Persian painter

1930- Bernard Matthews -English businessman, founded Bernard Matthews Farms (d. 2010)

1930- John Romita, Sr. -American illustrator

1931- Leonard Baker -American historian and author (d. 1984)

1931- Lars Hörmander -Swedish mathematician (d. 2012)

1932- Jaan Puhvel -Estonian-American linguist and mythographer

1933- Claude Préfontaine -Canadian actor (d. 2013)

1934- Ann Cole -American singer (d. 1986)

1934- Stanisław Grochowiak -Polish poet (d. 1976)

1935- Eric Ashton -English rugby player (d. 2008)

1935- Bamber Gascoigne -English television host and author

1936- William Bogert -American actor

1936- Doug Kershaw -American singer-songwriter and fiddler

1936- Bobby Wellins -Scottish saxophonist

1939- Ray Stevens -American singer-songwriter

1940- Joachim Gauck -German politician, 11th President of Germany

1941- Neil Diamond -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1941- Aaron Neville -American singer (Neville Brothers)

1941- Dan Shechtman -Israeli chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1941- Gary K. Wolf -American author and humorist

1942- Gary Hart (wrestler)|Gary Hart -American wrestler and manager (d. 2008)

1943- Julie Bennett -American voice actress

1943- Subhash Ghai -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

1943- Peter Struck -German politician (d. 2012)

1943- Sharon Tate -American actress (d. 1969)

1943- Tony Trimmer -English race car driver

1944- David Gerrold -American author and screenwriter

1944- Klaus Nomi -German singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1983)

1945- D. Todd Christofferson -American religious leader

1945- John Garamendi -American politician, 46th Lieutenant Governor of California

1946- Haji (actress)|Haji -Canadian-American actress (d. 2013)

1946- Michael Ontkean -Canadian actor

1947- Michio Kaku -Japanese-American physicist

1947- Masashi Ozaki -Japanese golfer

1947- Warren Zevon -American singer-songwriter (Hindu Love Gods (band)|Hindu Love Gods and lyme and cybelle) (d. 2003)

1948- Michael Des Barres -English singer-songwriter and actor (Power Station (band)|Power Station, Silverhead, and Detective (band)|Detective)

1949- John Belushi -American actor (d. 1982)

1950- Daniel Auteuil -French actor

1950- Gennifer Flowers -American actress and model

1950- Benjamin Urrutia -Ecuadorian-American author and scholar

1951- Yakov Smirnoff -Ukrainian-American comedian and actor

1953- Yuri Bashmet -Russian violinist, viola player, and conductor

1953- Bruce Jones (actor)|Bruce Jones -English actor

1953- Tim Stoddard -American baseball player

1954- Jo Gartner -Austrian race car driver (d. 1986)

1955- Jim Montgomery (swimmer)|Jim Montgomery -American swimmer

1956- Hanne Krogh -Norwegian singer and actress (Bobbysocks)

1956- Lounès Matoub -Algerian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)

1956- Jack Neo -Singaporean actor and director

1957- Mark Eaton (basketball)|Mark Eaton -American basketball player

1957- Ade Edmondson -English singer-songwriter and actor (The Bad Shepherds)

1958- Neil Allen -American baseball player

1958- Jools Holland -English singer-songwriter and pianist (Squeeze (band)|Squeeze and Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra)

1959- Akira Maeda -Japanese wrestler

1959- David Mills (author)|David Mills -American author

1959- Vic Reeves -English comedian, actor, and author

1960- Rick Leventhal -American journalist

1960- Mária Bajzek Lukács -Hungarian author and educator

1961- Guido Buchwald -German footballer

1961- Nastassja Kinski -German-American actress

1961- Vince Russo -American wrestling manager and journalist

1961- William Van Dijck -Belgian horse racer

1962- Sly Bailey -English businesswoman

1962- Argiris Kambouris -Greek basketball player

1963- Martyn Grimley -English field hockey player

1963- Arnold Vanderlyde -Dutch boxer

1965- Mike Awesome -American wrestler (d. 2007)

1965- Pagonis Vakalopoulos -Greek footballer

1966- Jimeoin -Irish comedian and actor

1967- Mark Kozelek -American singer-songwriter and producer (Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon)

1967- Phil LaMarr -American actor

1967- John Myung -American bass player (Dream Theater, Platypus (band)|Platypus, The Jelly Jam, and Explorers Club (band)|Explorers Club)

1968- Robert Chote -English economist

1968- Michael Kiske -German singer-songwriter (Helloween, Unisonic (band)|Unisonic, Place Vendome (band)|Place Vendome, and Kiske/Somerville)

1968- Mary Lou Retton -American gymnast

1969- Hilmir Snær Guðnason -Icelandic actor

1970- Matthew Lillard -American actor, director, and producer

1971- Cory Bailey -American baseball player

1972- Daniel Kawczynski -Polish-born British politician

1972- Beth Hart -American singer-songwriter

1972- Naoshi Mizuta -Japanese composer

1972- Daan Schuurmans -Dutch actor

1972- Ulla Werbrouck -Belgian martial artist and politician

1973- Eero Endjärv -Estonian architect

1974- Ed Helms -American actor

1975- Isobel Cooper -English soprano

1975- Rónald Gómez -Costa Rican footballer

1976- Shae-Lynn Bourne -Canadian ice dancer

1976- Cindy Pieters -Belgian cyclist

1976- Olga Vymetálková -Czech tennis player

1977- Kensuke Kita -Japanese singer and guitarist (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)

1977- Johann Urb -Estonian-American actor, producer, and model

1978- Kristen Schaal -American actress and author

1979- Tatyana Ali -American actress and singer

1979- Leandro Desábato -Argentine footballer

1979- Tom Kostopoulos -Canadian ice hockey player

1979- Nik Wallenda -American acrobat and daredevil

1980- Rocky Boiman -American football player

1980- Yamandu Costa -Brazilian guitarist and composer

1980- Nicole Marie Lenz -American model and actress

1980- Rebecca Romero -English cyclist and rower

1981- Travis Hanson -American baseball player

1981- Michael Wolf (ice hockey)|Michael Wolf -German ice hockey player

1982- Fiona Xie -Singaporean actress

1983- Davide Biondini -Italian footballer

1983- Diane Birch -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1983- Wyatt Crockett -New Zealand rugby player

1983- Shaun Maloney -Scottish footballer

1983- Scott Speed -American race car driver

1984- Briscoe Brothers|Jay Briscoe -American wrestler

1984- Scott Kazmir -American baseball player

1984- Witold Kiełtyka -Polish drummer (Decapitated (band)|Decapitated) (d. 2007)

1984- Paulo Sérgio Moreira Gonçalves -Portuguese footballer

1985- Josie Gibson -English television personality, contestant on ''Big Brother 11 (UK)|Big Brother UK''

1986- Vieirinha -Portuguese footballer

1986- Mischa Barton -English-American actress

1986- Vladislav Ivanov (footballer)|Vladislav Ivanov -Russian footballer

1986- Michael Kightly -English footballer

1986- Ricky Ullman -Israeli-American actor and singer

1987- Luis Suárez -Uruguayan footballer

1988- Jade Ewen -English singer-songwriter and actress (Sugababes)

1989- Samba Diakité -Malian footballer

1989- Calvin Goldspink -English singer and actor (S Club 8)

1989- Ki Sung-Yueng -South Korean footballer

1990- Mao Abe -Japanese singer-songwriter

1990- Artjom Artjunin -Estonian footballer

1992- Becky Downie -British gymnast

1994- Youngjae -South Korean singer (B.A.P (band)|B.A.P)

1995- Callan McAuliffe -Australian actor

1997- Dylan Riley Snyder -American actor, singer, and dancer

History of Deaths


41- Caligula -Roman emperor (b. 12)

1125- David IV of Georgia -(b. 1073)

1366- Alfonso IV of Aragon -(b. 1299)

1376- Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel -English commander (b. 1306)

1473- Conrad Paumann -German organist and composer (b. 1410)

1595- Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria -(b. 1529)

1626- Samuel Argall -English captain and politician, List of colonial governors of Virginia|Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1572)

1639- Jörg Jenatsch -Swiss politician (b. 1596)

1666- Johann Andreas Herbst -German composer (b. 1588)

1709- George Rooke -English admiral (b. 1650)

1769- François de Chevert -French general (b. 1695)

1877- Johann Christian Poggendorff -German physicist (b. 1796)

1882- Levi Boone -American politician, 17th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1808)

1883- Friedrich von Flotow -German composer (b. 1812)

1895- Lord Randolph Churchill -English politician (b. 1849)

1911- David Graham Phillips -American journalist and author (b. 1867)

1918- George Arthur Crump -American architect, designed the Pine Valley Golf Club (b. 1871)

1920- Amedeo Modigliani -Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1884)

1924- Anna Bayerová -Czech physician (b. 1853)

1924- Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg -(b. 1894)

1932- Alfred Yarrow -English businessman, founded Yarrow Shipbuilders (b. 1842)

1936- Harry T. Morey -American actor (b. 1873)

1939- Maximilian Bircher-Benner -Swiss physician (b. 1867)

1943- John Burns -English union leader and politician (b. 1858)

1948- Maria Mandel -Austrian SS officer (b. 1912)

1955- Ira Hayes -American marine, member of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (b. 1923)

1955- Henry Potter (golfer)|Henry Potter -American golfer (b. 1881)

1960- Arthur Murray Chisholm -American author (b. 1872)

1960- Edwin Fischer -Swiss pianist and conductor (b. 1886)

1961- Alfred Carlton Gilbert -American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (b. 1884)

1962- André Lhote -French painter (b. 1885)

1962- Stanley Lord -English captain (b. 1877)

1965- Winston Churchill -English colonel and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)

1966- Homi J. Bhabha -Indian physicist (b. 1909)

1969- Saud of Saudi Arabia -(b. 1902)

1970- Caresse Crosby -American poet (b. 1891)

1971- Bill W. -American activist, co-founded of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)

1973- J. Carrol Naish -American actor (b. 1897)

1973- Masao Ohba -Japanese boxer (b. 1949)

1975- Larry Fine -American actor and singer (b. 1902)

1978- Herta Oberheuser -German physician (b. 1911)

1980- Lil Dagover -Dutch-German actress (b. 1887)

1981- Orville Brown -American wrestler (b. 1908)

1982- Alfredo Ovando Candía -Bolivian general and politician, 56th President of Bolivia (b. 1918)

1983- George Cukor -American director and producer (b. 1899)

1986- L. Ron Hubbard -American religious leader and author, founded the Church of Scientology (b. 1911)

1986- Flo Hyman -American volleyball player (b. 1954)

1986- Gordon MacRae -American actor and singer (b. 1921)

1988- Werner Fenchel -German mathematician (b. 1905)

1989- Ted Bundy -American serial killer (b. 1946)

1989- George Knudson -Canadian golfer (b. 1937)

1990- Madge Bellamy -American actress (b. 1899)

1990- Kevin James (pornographic actor)|Kevin James -American porn actor (b. 1954)

1991- John M. Kelly (politician)|John M. Kelly -Irish academic and politician (b. 1931)

1991- Jack Schaefer -American author (b. 1907)

1992- Ken Darby -American composer and conductor (b. 1909)

1992- Ricky Ray Rector -American murderer (b. 1950)

1993- Gustav Ernesaks -Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1908)

1993- Thurgood Marshall -American lawyer and jurist, 32nd United States Solicitor General (b. 1908)

1993- Uğur Mumcu -Turkish journalist (b. 1942)

1994- Yves Navarre -French author (b. 1940)

1997- Dr. Jerry Graham -American wrestler (b. 1921)

1998- Walter D. Edmonds -American author (b. 1903)

2000- Bobby Duncum, Jr. -American wrestler (b. 1965)

2002- Peter Gzowski -Canadian journalist and broadcaster (b. 1934)

2002- Elie Hobeika -Lebanese commander and politician (b. 1956)

2003- Gianni Agnelli -Italian businessman (b. 1921)

2004- Leônidas da Silva -Brazilian footballer (b. 1913)

2005- June Bronhill -Australian soprano (b. 1929)

2005- Volodymyr Ivanovych Savchenko -Ukrainian author (b. 1933)

2005- Chalkie White (rugby player)|Chalkie White -English rugby player and coach (b. 1929)

2006- Schafik Handal -Salvadoran politician (b. 1930)

2006- Fayard Nicholas -American actor, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1914)

2006- Chris Penn -American actor (b. 1965)

2006- Subramaniyam Sugirdharajan -Sri Lankan journalist (b. 1970)

2007- Krystyna Feldman -Polish actress (b. 1916)

2007- Guadalupe Larriva -Ecuadorian politician (b. 1956)

2007- Emiliano Mercado del Toro -Puerto Rican soldier (b. 1891)

2008- Lee Embree -American sergeant and photographer (b. 1915)

2008- Randy Salerno -American journalist (b. 1963)

2009- Gérard Blanc -French singer and guitarist (b. 1947)

2009- Reg Gutteridge -English sportscaster (b. 1924)

2009- Kay Yow -American basketball player and coach (b. 1942)

2010- Pernell Roberts -American actor and singer (b. 1928)

2011- Bernd Eichinger -German director and producer (b. 1949)

2011- Bhimsen Joshi -Indian singer (b. 1922)

2011- Gerry Ortega -Filipino environmentalist, journalist, and politician (b. 1963)

2012- Theodoros Angelopoulos -Greek director and producer (b. 1935)

2012- Sukumar Azhikode -Indian author and critic (b. 1926)

2012- James Farentino -American actor (b. 1938)

2012- J. Joseph Garrahy -American soldier and politician, 69th Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1930)

2012- Vadim Glowna -German actor and director (b. 1941)

2012- Delma Kollar -American super-centenarian (b. 1897)

2012- Patricia Neway -American soprano and actress (b. 1919)

2012- Stig Sæterbakken -Norwegian author (b. 1966)

2012- Althea Wynne -English sculptor and educator (b. 1936)

2013- Khuseyn Gakayev -Russian commander (b. 1970)

2013- Dave Harper (footballer)|Dave Harper -English footballer (b. 1938)

2013- Miroslav Janů -Czech footballer and manager (b. 1959)

2013- Gottfried Landwehr -German physicist (b. 1929)

2013- Barbara Leonard -American politician (b. 1924)

2013- Jim Line -American basketball player (b. 1926)

2013- Umashanker Singh -Indian politician (b. 1940)

2013- Richard G. Stern -American author and educator (b. 1928)

2013- Harry Taylor (1957 pitcher)|Harry Taylor -American baseball player (b. 1935)

2013- Jim Wallwork -English sergeant and pilot (b. 1919)

2014- Shulamit Aloni -Israeli politician, 11th Ministry of Education (Israel)|Israeli Minister of Education (b. 1928)

2014- Igor Badamshin -Russian skier (b. 1966)

2014- Curt Brasket -American chess player (b. 1932)

2014- Lisa Daniely -English actress (b. 1929)

2014- Abdelkader El Brazi -Moroccan footballer (b. 1964)

2014- Boyd Oxlade -Australian author and screenwriter (b. 1943)

2014- Rafael Pineda Ponce -Honduran academic and politician (b. 1930)

2014- Maren-Sofie Røstvig -Norwegian historian and academic (b. 1920)