This Day in History

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Day History: March-23

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Events History


1400-The Trần Dynasty -of Vietnam is deposed after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule by Hồ Quý Ly, a court official.

1540- Waltham Abbey Church|Waltham Abbey -is surrendered to King Henry VIII of England; the last religious community to be closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

1568-The Peace of Longjumeau -is signed, ending the second phase of the French Wars of Religion.

1708- James Francis Edward Stuart -lands at the Firth of Forth.

1757-Capture of Chandannagar -fort by United Kingdom|British forces.

1775- American Revolutionary War -Patrick Henry delivers his speech

1801- Tsar -Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death inside his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle.

1806-After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase -and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their "Corps of Discovery" begin their arduous journey home.

1821- Greek War of Independence -Battle and fall of city of Kalamata.

1848-The ship '' John Wickliffe (ship)|John Wickliffe -' arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scotland|Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand|Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded.

1857- Elisha Otis -s first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway (Manhattan)|Broadway New York City.

1862-The First Battle of Kernstown -Virginia, marks the start of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. Though a Confederate defeat, the engagement distracts Federal efforts to capture Richmond.

1868-The University of California -is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.

1879- War of the Pacific -The Battle of Topáter, the first battle of the war is fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru.

1885- Sino-French War -Chinese victory in the Battle of Phu Lam Tao near Hung Hoa, northern Vietnam.

1888-In England, The Football League -the world's oldest professional Association Football league, meets for the first time.

1889-The Ahmadiyya -Muslim Community is established by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian, India.

1901- Emilio Aguinaldo -only President of the First Philippine Republic, was captured at Palanan, Isabela by forces of General Frederick Funston.

1905- Eleftherios Venizelos -calls for Crete's union with Greece, and begins what is to be known as the Theriso revolt.

1908-American diplomat Durham Stevens -is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in a hospital two days later.

1909- Theodore Roosevelt -leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.

1918- First World War -On the third day of the German Operation Michael|Spring Offensive, the 10th Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment is annihilated with many of the men becoming Prisoners of war

1919-In Milan -Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Italian Fascism|Fascist political movement.

1931- Bhagat Singh -Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged for murder during the Indian struggle for independence.

1933-The '' Reichstag (Weimar Republic)|Reichstag -' passes the Enabling Act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.

1935-Signing of the Constitution of the Philippines#Commonwealth and Third Republic|Constitution -of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

1939-The Kingdom of Hungary (Regency)|Hungarian -air force attacks the headquarters of Slovenské vzdušné zbrane|Slovak air force in the city of Spišská Nová Ves, kills 13 people and began the Slovak–Hungarian War.

1940-The Lahore Resolution -(Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.

1942- World War II -In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands.

1956- Pakistan -becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day#March 23rd in Pakistan|Republic Day in Pakistan)

1965- NASA -launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young (astronaut)|John Young).

1965-The first issue of '' The Vigilant -' is published from Khartoum.

1978-The first UNIFIL -troops arrived in Lebanon for Timeline of UN peacekeeping missions|peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line (Lebanon)|Blue Line.

1980-Archbishop Óscar Romero -of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.

1982- Guatemala -s government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas García is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efraín Ríos Montt.

1983- Strategic Defense Initiative -President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.

1989- Stanley Pons -and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.

1991-The Revolutionary United Front -with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor (Liberia)|Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia, invades Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow Joseph Saidu Momoh, sparking a gruesome 11-year Sierra Leone Civil War.

1994-At an election rally in Tijuana -Mexico|Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.

1994- Aeroflot Flight 593 -crashes in Siberia when the aviator|pilot's fifteen-year old son accidentally disengages the autopilot, killing all 75 people on board.

1994-A United States Air Force -(USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon|F-16 aircraft collides with a USAF C-130 Hercules|C-130 at Pope Air Force Base and then crashes, killing 24 United States Army soldiers on the ground. This later became known as the Green Ramp disaster.

1996- Taiwan -holds its ROC Presidential Election 1996|first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President of the Republic of China|President.

1999-Gunmen assassinate Paraguay -s Vice President Luis María Argaña.

2001-The Russia -''Mir'' space station is Deorbit of Mir|disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.

2003- Battle of Nasiriyah -first major conflict during the 2003 invasion of Iraq|invasion of Iraq.

2005- Texas City Refinery explosion -During a test on a distillation tower liquid waste builds up and flows out of a blowout tower. Waste fumes ignite and explode killing 15 workers.

2009- FedEx Express Flight 80 -A McDonnell Douglas MD-11 flying from Guangzhou, China crashes at Tokyo's Narita International Airport, killing both the captain and the co-pilot.

Famous Birthdays


1336- Emperor Go-Kōgon -of Japan (d. 1374)

1430- Margaret of Anjou -(d. 1482)

1599- Thomas Selle -German composer (d. 1663)

1699- John Bartram -American botanist and explorer (d. 1777)

1732- Princess Marie Adélaïde of France -(d. 1800)

1749- Pierre-Simon Laplace -French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1827)

1750- Johannes Matthias Sperger -Austrian bassist and composer (d. 1812)

1754- Jurij Vega -Slovenian mathematician and physicist (d. 1802)

1769- Augustin Daniel Belliard -French general (d. 1832)

1769- William Smith (geologist)|William Smith -English geologist and cartographer (d. 1839)

1823- Schuyler Colfax -American politician, 17th Vice President of the United States (d. 1885)

1826- Ludwig Minkus -Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1917)

1834- Julius Reubke -German pianist and composer (d. 1858)

1842- Friedrich Amelung -Baltic German historian, businessman and chess endgame composer (d. 1909)

1858- Ludwig Quidde -German activist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

1862- Nathaniel Reed -American criminal (d. 1950)

1868- Dietrich Eckart -German journalist and politician (d. 1923)

1869- Calouste Gulbenkian -Turkish-Armenian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1955)

1869- Emilio Aguinaldo -Filipino general and politician, 1st President of the Philippines (d. 1964)

1871- Heinrich Schroth -German actor (d. 1945)

1872- Michael Joseph Savage -New Zealand politician, 23rd Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1940)

1874- J. C. Leyendecker -German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1951)

1878- Franz Schreker -Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1934)

1880- Heikki Ritavuori -Finnish lawyer and politician (d. 1922)

1881- Lacey Hearn -American sprinter (d. 1969)

1881- Roger Martin du Gard -French author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1881- Hermann Staudinger -German chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

1882- Emmy Noether|Amalie Emmy Noether -German mathematician (d. 1935)

1884- Joseph Boxhall -English 4th officer on the RMS Titanic (d. 1967)

1887- Josef Čapek -Czech painter and poet (d. 1945)

1887- Juan Gris -Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1927)

1887- Sidney Hillman -Lithuanian-American labor leader (d. 1946)

1887- Felix Yusupov -Russian assassin of Grigori Rasputin (d. 1967)

1893- Cedric Gibbons -Irish-American production designer (d. 1960)

1893- Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu -Indian engineer (d. 1974)

1894- Arthur Grimsdell -English footballer and cricketer (d. 1963)

1895- Encarnacion Alzona -Filipino historian and educator (d. 2001)

1895- Dane Rudhyar -French-American astrologer, author, and composer (d. 1985)

1899- Dora Gerson -German actress and singer (d. 1943)

1900- Erich Fromm -German psychologist and sociologist (d. 1980)

1902-Blessed Józef Cebula -Beatification|beatified Polish priest, murdered at Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp|concentration camp (d. 1942)

1904- Joan Crawford -American actress (d. 1977)

1904- H. Beam Piper -American author (d. 1964)

1905- Lale Andersen -German singer-songwriter (d. 1972)

1907- Daniel Bovet -Swiss-Italian pharmacologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)

1909- Charles Werner -American cartoonist (d. 1997)

1910- Akira Kurosawa -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1912- Eleanor Cameron -Canadian-American author and critic (d. 1996)

1912- Neil McCorkell -English-South African cricketer and coach (d. 2013)

1912- Wernher von Braun -German physicist and engineer (d. 1977)

1914- Milbourne Christopher -American magician and author (d. 1984)

1915- Mary Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe -(d. 2014)

1915- Tom Pashby -Canadian ophthalmologist (d. 2005)

1915- Vasily Zaytsev -Russian captain (d. 1991)

1917- Kenneth Tobey -American actor (d. 2002)

1918- Stanley Armour Dunham -American sergeant (d. 1992)

1918- Helene Hale -American politician (d. 2013)

1919- Carl Graffunder -American architect and educator (d. 2013)

1920- Neal Edward Smith -American pilot and politician

1920- Tetsuharu Kawakami -Japanese baseball player and manager (d. 2013)

1921- Donald Campbell -English race car driver (d. 1967)

1922- Marty Allen -American comedian and actor

1922- Ugo Tognazzi -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1990)

1923- Angelo Ingrassia -American judge (d. 2013)

1924- Rodney Mims Cook, Sr. -American politician (d. 2013)

1924- Bette Nesmith Graham -American inventor, invented Liquid Paper (d. 1980)

1924- Olga Kennard -English crystallographer

1925- David Watkin (cinematographer)|David Watkin -English cinematographer (d. 2008)

1927- Mato Damjanović -Croatian chess player (d. 2011)

1929- Roger Bannister -English runner, neurologist, and academic

1929- Michael Manser -English architect

1930- Ahmed Ramzy -Egyptian actor (d. 2012)

1931- Yevgeny Grishin (speed skater)|Yevgeny Grishin -Russian speed skater (d. 2005)

1931- Viktor Korchnoi -Russian chess player and author

1931- Yevdokiya Mekshilo -Russian skier (d. 2013)

1932- Don Marshall -Canadian ice hockey player

1933- Norman Bailey (bass-baritone)|Norman Bailey -English-American opera singer

1933- Philip Zimbardo -American psychologist and academic

1934- Ludvig Faddeev -Russian mathematician and physicist

1934- Fernand Gignac -Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)

1934- Mark Rydell -American actor, director, and producer

1935- Barry Cryer -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1936- Jannis Kounellis -Greek artist

1937- Craig Breedlove -American race car driver

1937- Robert Gallo -American physician

1937- Tony Burton -American actor

1938- Jon Finlayson -Australian actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1938- Irwin Levine -American songwriter (d. 1997)

1938- Dave Pike -American vibraphone player

1939- Robin Herd -English engineer and businessman

1940- Ama Ata Aidoo -Ghanaian author, playwright, and academic

1941- Jim Trelease -American author and educator

1942- Michael Haneke -Austrian director, producer, and screenwriter

1942- Walter Rodney -Guyanese historian, scholar, and activist (d. 1980)

1943- Andrew Crockett (British banker)|Andrew Crockett -English economist and banker (d. 2012)

1943- George P. Lee -American religious leader (d. 2010)

1943- Lee May -American baseball player

1943- Sharon Presley -American libertarian feminist and writer

1943- Nils-Aslak Valkeapää -Finnish singer, author, and director (d. 2001)

1944- B. P. Gavrilov -Russian rugby player (d. 2006)

1944- Tony McPhee -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Groundhogs)

1944- Michael Nyman -English pianist and composer

1945- Franco Battiato -Italian singer-songwriter and director

1945- David Grisman -American mandolin player and composer (Even Dozen Jug Band, Old and in the Way, and David Grisman Quintet)

1946- Alan Bleasdale -English screenwriter and producer

1946- Pepe Lienhard -Swiss singer and bandleader

1947- Barbara Rhoades -American actress

1947- Elizabeth Ann Scarborough -American author

1948- Wasim Bari -Pakistani cricketer

1948- Marie Malavoy -German-Canadian educator and politician

1948- David Olney -American singer-songwriter

1949- Ric Ocasek -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Cars)

1950- Corinne Cléry -French actress

1950- Joseph Connolly (author)|Joseph Connolly -English journalist and author

1950- Anthony De Longis -American actor, stuntman, and choreographer

1950- Ahdaf Soueif -Egyptian author

1951- Ron Jaworski -American football player and sportscaster

1951- Phil Keaggy -American guitarist (Glass Harp and Love Song (band)|Love Song)

1951- Adrian Reynard -English businessman, founded Reynard Motorsport

1952- Villano III -Mexican wrestler

1952- Kim Stanley Robinson -American author

1953- Bo Díaz -Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1990)

1953- Chaka Khan -American singer-songwriter (Rufus (band)|Rufus)

1953- Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw -Indian businesswoman

1954- Geno Auriemma -Italian-American basketball player and coach

1954- Kenneth Cole (designer)|Kenneth Cole -American fashion designer, founded Kenneth Cole Productions

1955- Petrea Burchard -American actress

1955- Moses Malone -American basketball player

1956- José Manuel Barroso -Portuguese politician, 117th Prime Minister of Portugal

1956- Andrew Mitchell -English politician, Secretary of State for International Development

1956- Jeremy Wade -English biologist and author

1957- Teresa Ganzel -American actress

1957- Lucio Gutiérrez -Ecuadorian politician, 52nd President of Ecuador

1957- Robbie James -Welsh footballer and manager (d. 1998)

1957- Amanda Plummer -American actress

1958- Etienne De Wilde -Belgian cyclist

1958- Bengt-Åke Gustafsson -Swedish ice hockey player and coach

1958- Eldon Hoke -American drummer and singer (The Mentors and The Screamers) (d. 1997)

1958- Michael Sorich -American voice actor, director, and screenwriter

1959- Catherine Keener -American actress

1959- Epic Soundtracks -English drummer and songwriter (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, and These Immortal Souls) (d. 1997)

1959- Philippe Volter -Belgian actor (d. 2005)

1960- Haris Romas -Greek actor, composer, and screenwriter

1960- Nicol Stephen, Baron Stephen -Scottish politician, 2nd Deputy First Minister of Scotland

1961- Roger Crisp -British philosopher

1961- Steve Holmes (pornographic actor)|Steve Holmes -Romanian-American porn actor and director

1961- Helmi Johannes -Indonesian journalist and producer

1962- Steve Redgrave -English rower

1963- Míchel (footballer)|Míchel -Spanish footballer and manager

1963- Juan Ramón López Caro -Spanish footballer and manager

1964- Hope Davis -American actress

1964- John Pinette -American comedian and actor (d. 2014)

1965- Sarah G. Buxton -American actress

1965- Richard Grieco -American model and actor

1965- Marti Pellow -Scottish singer-songwriter (Wet Wet Wet)

1965- Gary Whitehead -American poet and painter

1966- Beverly Hills (actress)|Beverly Hills -English actress

1966- Marin Hinkle -Tanzanian-American actress

1966- Vasilis Vouzas -Greek footballer and manager

1967- David Ford (kayaker)|David Ford -Canadian canoe racer

1968- Damon Albarn -English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Blur (band)|Blur, Gorillaz, and The Good, the Bad & the Queen)

1968- Mike Atherton -English cricketer and journalist

1968- Mitch Cullin -American author

1968- Fernando Hierro -Spanish footballer

1968- Pierre Palmade -French actor and comedian

1968- Erki Pehk -Estonian conductor

1970- Midajah -American model, trainer, and manager

1970- Melissa Errico -American actress and singer

1970- John Humphrey (drummer)|John Humphrey -American drummer (The Nixons and Seether)

1971- Yasmeen Ghauri -Canadian model

1971- Karen McDougal -American model and actress

1971- Gail Porter -Scottish television host

1971- Alexander Selivanov -Russian ice hockey player

1971- Hiroyoshi Tenzan -Japanese wrestler

1972- Jonas Björkman -Swedish tennis player

1972- Joe Calzaghe -Welsh boxer

1972- Judith Godrèche -French actress and author

1973- Jerzy Dudek -Polish footballer

1973- Wim Eyckmans -Belgian race car driver

1973- Jason Kidd -American basketball player and coach

1973- Kevin Northcutt -American wrestler

1973- Patiparn Pataweekarn -Thai actor

1974- Randall Park -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1976- Jayson Blair -American journalist and author

1976- Chris Hoy -Scottish cyclist

1976- Dougie Lampkin -English motorcycle racer

1976- Michelle Monaghan -American actress

1976- Jeremy Newberry -American football player

1976- Joel Peralta -Dominican baseball player

1976- Keri Russell -American actress and dancer

1976- Travis Tomko -American wrestler

1976- Ricardo Zonta -Brazilian race car driver

1977- Miklos Perlus -Canadian actor and screenwriter

1978- Simon Gärdenfors -Swedish illustrator

1978- Perez Hilton -American blogger

1978- Walter Samuel -Argentinian footballer

1978- David Tom -American actor

1978- Nicholle Tom -American actress

1979- Mark Buehrle -American baseball player

1979- Ray Gordy -American wrestler

1979- Natalia Hadjiloizou -Belarusian-Cypriot swimmer

1979- Misty Hyman -American swimmer

1979- Donncha O'Callaghan -Irish rugby player

1980- Ryan Day -Welsh snooker player

1980- Russell Howard -English comedian and television host

1980- Itay Tiran -Israeli actor

1980- Ambwene Simukonda -Malawian sprinter

1981- Erin Crocker -American race car driver

1981- Tony Peña, Jr. -Dominican baseball player

1981- Shelley Rudman -English bobsledder

1981- Giuseppe Sculli -Italian footballer

1982- José Contreras Arrau -Chilean footballer

1982- Andrea Musacco -Italian footballer

1982- Evgeni Striganov -Estonian ice dancer

1983- Mo Farah -Somalian-English runner

1983- Sascha Riether -German footballer

1983- Jerome Thomas -English footballer

1985- Maurice Jones-Drew -American football player

1986- Patrick Bordeleau -Canadian ice hockey player

1986- Andrea Dovizioso -Italian motorcycle racer

1986- Steven Strait -American actor and singer

1987- James Foad -English rower

1987- Kangna Ranaut -Indian actress

1987- Vesna Rožič -Slovenian chess player (d. 2013)

1987- Alan Toovey -Australian footballer

1988- Jason Kenny -English cyclist

1988- Michal Neuvirth -Czech ice hockey player

1989- Nikola Gulan -Serbian footballer

1989- Luis Fernando Silva -Mexican footballer

1990- Jaime Alguersuari -Spanish race car driver

1990- Robert Zickert -German footballer

1991- Gregg Wylde -Scottish footballer

1992- Tolga Ciğerci -German-Turkish footballer

1992- Kyrie Irving -Australian-American basketball player

1992- Vanessa Morgan -Canadian actress and singer

1994- Nick Powell -English footballer

1995- Kevin Kauber -Estonian footballer

1995- Jan Lisiecki -Canadian pianist

1997- Aidan Davis -English dancer

History of Deaths


851- Zhou Chi -Chinese historian and politician (b. 793)

1103- Eudes I, Duke of Burgundy -(b. 1058)

1361- Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster -(b. 1310)

1369- Peter of Castile -(b. 1334)

1548- Itagaki Nobukata -Japanese samurai (b. 1489)

1555- Pope Julius III -(b. 1487)

1559- Gelawdewos -Ethiopian emperor (b. 1521)

1596- Henry Unton -English diplomat (b. 1557)

1606- Justus Lipsius -Flemish philologist (b. 1547)

1618- James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn -Scottish politician (b. 1575)

1675- Anthoni van Noordt -Dutch organist and composer (b. 1619)

1680- Nicolas Fouquet -French politician (b. 1615)

1742- Jean-Baptiste Dubos -French author (b. 1670)

1747- Claude Alexandre de Bonneval -French general (b. 1675)

1748- Johann Gottfried Walther -German organist and composer (b. 1684)

1754- Johann Jakob Wettstein -Swiss theologian and critic (b. 1693)

1783- Charles Carroll (barrister)|Charles Carroll -American lawyer and politician (b. 1723)

1801- Paul I of Russia -(b. 1754)

1842- Stendhal -French author (b. 1783)

1884- Henry C. Lord -American businessman (b. 1824)

1910- Nadar (photographer)|Nadar -French photographer, journalist, and author (b. 1820)

1914- Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès -Lebanese saint (b. 1832)

1923- Hovhannes Tumanyan -Armenian poet and author (b. 1869)

1927- Paul César Helleu -French painter (b. 1859)

1931- Shivaram Rajguru -Indian activist (b. 1908)

1931- Bhagat Singh -Indian activist (b. 1907)

1931- Sukhdev Thapar -Indian activist (b. 1907)

1935- Florence Moore -American actress (b. 1886)

1947- Archduchess Louise of Austria -(b. 1870)

1953- Oskar Luts -Estonian author and playwright (b. 1887)

1955- Artur da Silva Bernardes -Brazilian politician, 12th President of Brazil (b. 1875)

1960- Franklin Pierce Adams -American journalist (b. 1881)

1960- Said Nursî -Turkish theologian and scholar (b. 1878)

1960- Raoul Paoli -French boxer and rower (b. 1887)

1964- Peter Lorre -Slovak-American actor (b. 1904)

1965- Mae Murray -American actress, dancer, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)

1968- Edwin O'Connor -American journalist and author (b. 1918)

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

1972- Cristóbal Balenciaga -Spanish fashion designer, founded Balenciaga (b. 1895)

1978- Haim Ernst Wertheimer -Israeli biochemist (b. 1893)

1979- Ted Anderson -English footballer (b. 1911)

1980- Alekos Livaditis -Greek actor (b. 1914)

1980- Arthur Melvin Okun -American economist (b. 1928)

1984- Shauna Grant -American porn actress and model (b. 1963)

1985- Richard Beeching, Baron Beeching -English physicist and engineer (b. 1913)

1985- Peter Charanis -Greek-American scholar and educator (b. 1908)

1985- Ben Hardwick -English liver transplant patient (b. 1981)

1987- Olev Roomet -Estonian singer and violinist (b. 1901)

1990- John Dexter -English director and producer (b. 1925)

1991- Parkash Singh -Indian soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1913)

1992- Friedrich Hayek -Austrian economist, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

1992- Ron Lapointe -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1949)

1994- Luis Donaldo Colosio -Mexican politician (b. 1950)

1994- Giulietta Masina -Italian actress (b. 1921)

1994- Donald Swann -Welsh-English singer-songwriter and pianist (Flanders and Swann) (b. 1923)

1995- Alan Barton -English singer (Black Lace (band)|Black Lace and Smokie (band)|Smokie) (b. 1953)

1995- Davie Cooper -Scottish footballer (b. 1956)

1998- Gerald Stano -American serial killer (b. 1951)

1999- Luis María Argaña -Paraguayan judge and politician, Vice President of Paraguay (b. 1932)

1999- Osmond Borradaile -Canadian cinematographer (b. 1898)

2001- Rowland Evans -American journalist (b. 1921)

2001- Robert Laxalt -American author (b. 1923)

2001- David McTaggart -Canadian environmentalist (b. 1932)

2002- Eileen Farrell -American soprano (b. 1920)

2002- Ben Hollioake -Australian-English cricketer (b. 1977)

2003- Fritz Spiegl -Austrian-English journalist (b. 1926)

2004- Rupert Hamer -Australian politician, 39th Premier of Victoria (b. 1916)

2006- David B. Bleak -American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1932)

2006- Desmond Doss -American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)

2006- Cindy Walker -American singer-songwriter and dancer (b. 1918)

2007- Paul Cohen (mathematician)|Paul Cohen -American mathematician (b. 1934)

2007- Eric Medlen -American race car driver (b. 1973)

2008- Vaino Vahing -Estonian psychiatrist, author, and playwright (b. 1940)

2009- Ghukas Chubaryan -Armenian sculptor (b. 1923)

2009- Raúl Macías -Mexican boxer and trainer (b. 1934)

2011- Elizabeth Taylor -English-American actress (b. 1932)

2012- Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed -Somalian politician, President of Somalia (b. 1934)

2012- Jim Duffy (animator)|Jim Duffy -American animator, director, and producer (b. 1937)

2012- Lowen & Navarro|Eric Lowen -American singer-songwriter (Lowen & Navarro) (b. 1952)

2012- Naji Talib -Iraqi politician, 52nd Prime Minister of Iraq (b. 1917)

2012- Lonnie Wright -American basketball and football player (b. 1945)

2013- Sukhraj Aujla -Indian singer (b. 1968)

2013- Boris Berezovsky (businessman)|Boris Berezovsky -Russian-English mathematician and businessman (b. 1946)

2013- Onofre Corpuz -Filipino economist, historian, and academic (b. 1926)

2013- David Early -American actor (b. 1938)

2013- Virgil Trucks -American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)

2013- Joe Weider -Canadian-American bodybuilder and publisher, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness and ''Muscle & Fitness|Muscle & Fitness Magazine'' (b. 1919)

2014- Peter Oakley -English blogger (b. 1927)

2014- Jaroslav Šerých -Czech painter and illustrator (b. 1928)

2014- Adolfo Suárez -Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1932)

2014- Oderus Urungus -Canadian-American singer-songwriter and bass player (Gwar, Death Piggy, X-Cops (band)|X-Cops, and Dave Brockie Experience) (b. 1963)