This Day in History

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Day History: January-23

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Events History


393- List of Roman Emperors|Roman Emperor -Theodosius I proclaims his eight-year old son Honorius (emperor)|Honorius co-emperor.

971-In China -the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops.

1368-In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang -ascends to the Emperor of China|throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.

1546-Having published nothing for eleven years, François Rabelais -publishes the ''Tiers Livre'', his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.

1556-The deadliest earthquake -in history, the 1556 Shaanxi earthquake|Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000.

1570- James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray -regent for the infant King James VI of Scotland, is assassinated by firearm, the first recorded instance of such.

1571-The Royal Exchange (London)|Royal Exchange -opens in London.

1579-The Union of Utrecht -forms a Protestantism|Protestant republic in the Netherlands.

1656- Blaise Pascal -publishes the first of his ''Lettres provinciales''.

1719-The Principality -of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.

1789- Georgetown University|Georgetown College -the first Catholic University in the United States, is founded in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.|Georgetown, Maryland (now a part of Washington, D.C.)

1793- Second Partition of Poland -

1849- Elizabeth Blackwell -is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States' first female doctor.

1855-The first bridge over the Mississippi River -opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

1870-In Montana -U.S. cavalrymen kill 173 Native Americans in the United States|Native Americans, mostly women and children, in what becomes known as the Marias Massacre.

1879- Anglo-Zulu War -the Battle of Rorke's Drift ends.

1897- Elva Zona Heaster -is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband is perhaps the only case in United States history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.

1899-The Malolos Constitution -is inaugurated, establishing the First Philippine Republic.

1899- Emilio Aguinaldo -is sworn in as President of the Philippines|President of the First Philippine Republic.

1900- Second Boer War -The Battle of Spion Kop between the forces of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State and United Kingdom|British forces ends in a British defeat.

1904- Ålesund Fire -the Norway|Norwegian coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser William II, German Emperor|Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Art Nouveau|Jugendstil style.

1909-{{RMS|Republic|1903|6}}, a passenger ship of the White Star Line -becomes the first ship to use the CQD distress signal after colliding with another ship, the SS ''Florida'', off the Massachusetts coastline, an event that kills six people. The ''Republic'' sinks the next day.

1912-The International Opium Convention -is signed at The Hague.

1920-The Netherlands -refuses to surrender the exiled Wilhelm II, German Emperor|Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to the Allies of World War I|Allies.

1937-In Moscow -17 leading Communists go on trial accused of participating in a plot led by Leon Trotsky to overthrow Joseph Stalin's regime and assassinate its leaders.

1941- Charles Lindbergh -testifies before the Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.

1942- World War II -The Battle of Rabaul (1942)|Battle of Rabaul begins, the first fighting of the New Guinea campaign.

1943-World War II: Troops of Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein|Montgomery -s British 8th Army|8th Army capture Tripoli in Libya from the German-Italian Panzer Army.

1943-World War II: Australia -and American forces finally defeat the Japanese people|Japanese army in Territory of Papua|Papua.

1943- Duke Ellington -plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

1943-World War II: The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse -on Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign ends.

1945-World War II: German admiral Karl Dönitz -launches Operation Hannibal.

1950-The Knesset -passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

1957-American inventor Walter Frederick Morrison -sells the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company, which later renames it the "Frisbee".

1958-After a general uprising and rioting in the streets, President of Venezuela|President -Marcos Pérez Jiménez leaves Venezuela.

1960-The bathyscaphe -Bathyscaphe Trieste|USS ''Trieste'' breaks a depth record by descending to {{Convert|10911|m|ft}} in the Pacific Ocean.

1961-The Portugal|Portuguese -luxury cruise ship ''Santa Maria'' is Santa Maria hijacking|hijacked by opponents of the Estado Novo (Portugal)|Estado Novo regime with the intention of waging war until dictator António de Oliveira Salazar is overthrown.

1963-The Guinea-Bissau War of Independence -officially begins when PAIGC guerrilla fighters attack the Portuguese army stationed in Tite (Guinea-Bissau)|Tite.

1964-The Twenty-fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution|24th Amendment -to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of Poll tax (United States)|poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.

1967- Diplomatic relations -between the Soviet Union and Côte d'Ivoire are established.

1967- Milton Keynes -(England) is founded as a New towns in the United Kingdom|new town by Order in Council, with a planning brief to become a city of 250,000 people. Its initial designated area enclosed three existing towns and twenty one villages.

1968- North Korea -seizes the {{USS|Pueblo|AGER-2|6}}, claiming the ship had violated its territorial waters while spying.

1973- President of the United States|President -Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam.

1973-A volcano|volcanic -eruption devastates Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar chain of islands off the south coast of Iceland.

1986-The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

1997- Madeleine Albright -becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.

1997-Greek Serial Killer Antonis Daglis -is sentenced to thirteen consecutive life sentences, plus 25 years for the serial slayings of three women and the attempted murder of six others.

2001-Five people attempt to Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident|set themselves on fire -in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, an act that many people later claim is staged by the Communist Party of China to frame Falun Gong and thus escalate their persecution of Falun Gong|persecution.

2002-"American Taliban -John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI custody.

2002-Reporter Daniel Pearl -is kidnapping|kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan and subsequently murdered .

2003-Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10 -

2012-A group of Muammar Gaddafi|Gaddafi loyalists -take control of part of the town of Bani Walid and fly the Flag of Libya|green flag after a 2012 Bani Walid uprising|battle with NTC forces left 5 dead and 20 injured.

Famous Birthdays


1350- Vincent Ferrer -Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)

1688- Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden -(d. 1741)

1719- John Landen -English mathematician (d. 1790)

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

1745- William Jessop -English engineer, built the Cromford Canal (d. 1814)

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

1780- Georgios Karaiskakis -Greek general (d. 1827)

1783- Stendhal -French author (d. 1842)

1786- Auguste de Montferrand -French-Russian architect, designed Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Alexander Column (d. 1858)

1809- Veer Surendra Sai -Indian activist (d. 1884)

1813- Camilla Collett -Norwegian author and activist (d. 1895)

1828- Saigō Takamori -Japanese samurai (d. 1877)

1832- Édouard Manet -French painter (d. 1883)

1833- Muthu Coomaraswamy -Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (d. 1879)

1840- Ernst Abbe -German physicist (d. 1905)

1846- Hermann Clemenz -Estonian chess player (d. 1908)

1855- John Browning -American weapons designer, founded the Browning Arms Company (d. 1926)

1857- Andrija Mohorovičić -Croatian meteorologist (d. 1936)

1862- David Hilbert -German mathematician (d. 1943)

1870- Ole Sæther -Norwegian target shooter (d. 1946)

1872- Paul Langevin -French physicist (d. 1946)

1872- Jože Plečnik -Slovenian architect, designed Plečnik Parliament (d. 1957)

1876- Otto Diels -German chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)

1881- Luisa Casati -Italian model (d. 1957)

1884- Ralph DePalma -Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)

1884- George McManus -American cartoonist (d. 1954)

1894- Jyotirmoyee Devi -Indian author (d. 1988)

1896- Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg -(d. 1985)

1896- Alf Hall -South African cricketer (d. 1964)

1897- Subhas Chandra Bose -Indian activist and politician (d. 1945)

1897- Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky -Austrian architect (d. 2000)

1897- Ieva Simonaitytė -Lithuanian author (d. 1978)

1897- William Stephenson -Canadian captain (d. 1989)

1898- Sergei Eisenstein -Latvian-Russian director and screenwriter (d. 1948)

1898- Randolph Scott -American actor (d. 1987)

1898- Freda Utley -English scholar and author (d. 1978)

1899- Glen Kidston -English race car driver and pilot (d. 1931)

1900- William Ifor Jones -Welsh organist and conductor (d. 1988)

1901- Arthur Wirtz -American businessman (d. 1983)

1903- Jorge Eliécer Gaitán -Colombian politician, Mayor of Bogotá (d. 1948)

1907- Dan Duryea -American actor (d. 1968)

1907- Hideki Yukawa -Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)

1910- Django Reinhardt -Belgian guitarist and composer (Quintette du Hot Club de France) (d. 1953)

1912- Boris Pokrovsky -Russian director (d. 2009)

1913- Jean-Michel Atlan -French painter (d. 1960)

1913- Wally Parks -American businessman, founded the National Hot Rod Association (d. 2007)

1915- Arthur Lewis (economist)|Arthur Lewis -Saint Lucian economist, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

1915- Potter Stewart -American judge (d. 1985)

1916- David Douglas Duncan -American photographer and journalist

1916- Airey Neave -English colonel, lawyer, and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (d. 1979)

1918- Gertrude B. Elion -American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)

1919- Frances Bay -Canadian actress (d. 2011)

1919- Hans Hass -Austrian biologist and diver (d. 2013)

1919- Ernie Kovacs -American actor and game show host (d. 1962)

1919- Bob Paisley -English footballer and manager (d. 1996)

1920- Walter Frederick Morrison -American inventor, invented the Frisbee (d. 2010)

1923- Cot Deal -American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)

1923- Walter M. Miller, Jr. -American author (d. 1996)

1924- Frank Lautenberg -American politician (d. 2013)

1926- Kyriakos Matsis -Cypriot EOKA member (d. 1958)

1926- Bal Thackeray -Indian politician (d. 2012)

1927- Lars-Eric Lindblad -Swedish-American businessman and explorer (d. 1994)

1927- Jack Quinlan -American sportscaster (d. 1965)

1928- Chico Carrasquel -Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)

1928- Jeanne Moreau -French actress, singer, director, and screenwriter

1929- Myron Cope -American sportscaster (d. 2008)

1929- Patriarch Filaret (Denysenko)|Patriarch Filaret -Ukrainian patriarch

1929- Phillip Knightley -Australian journalist, author, and critic

1929- John Polanyi -Canadian chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1930- William R. Pogue -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2014)

1930- Derek Walcott -Saint Lucian poet and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate

1932- George Allen (footballer)|George Allen -English footballer

1932- Larri Thomas -American actress and dancer (d. 2013)

1933- Chita Rivera -American actress, singer, and dancer

1934- Pierre Bourgault -Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2003)

1935- Robert Parris Moses -American educator and activist

1935- Tom Reamy -American author (d. 1977)

1935- Teresa Żylis-Gara -Polish soprano

1936- Riccardo Garrone (entrepreneur)|Riccardo Garrone -Italian businessman (d. 2013)

1936- Brian Howe (politician)|Brian Howe -Australian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

1936- Jerry Kramer -American football player and sportscaster

1938- Shohei Baba -Japanese wrestler (d. 1999)

1938- Georg Baselitz -German painter and sculptor

1939- Sonny Chiba -Japanese actor and martial artist

1939- Arlene Golonka -American actress

1940- Joe Dowell -American singer

1940- Ted Rowlands, Baron Rowlands -Welsh politician

1940- Johnny Russell (singer)|Johnny Russell -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)

1941- Jock R. Anderson -Australian economist

1941- João Ubaldo Ribeiro -Brazilian journalist, author, and academic (d. 2014)

1942- Abdur Razzak (actor)|Abdur Razzak -Indian-Bangladeshi actor and producer

1942- Herman Tjeenk Willink -Dutch politician

1943- Gary Burton -American vibraphone player

1943- Gil Gerard -American actor

1944- Rutger Hauer -Dutch actor

1945- Richard Dearlove -English intelligence officer

1945- Mike Harris -Canadian politician, 22nd Premier of Ontario

1946- Arnoldo Alemán -Nicaraguan politician, President of Nicaragua

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

1946- Zvonko Bušić -Croatian terrorist, hijacker of TWA Flight 355 (d. 2013)

1946- Don Whittington -American race car driver

1947- Mary Arden (judge)|Mary Arden -English judge

1947- Tom Carper -American politician, 71st Governor of Delaware

1947- Megawati Sukarnoputri -Indonesian politician, 5th President of Indonesia

1948- David F. Ford -Irish theologian and academic

1948- Anita Pointer -American singer-songwriter (The Pointer Sisters)

1949- Joan Walley -English politician

1950- Richard Dean Anderson -American actor, producer, and composer

1950- Bill Cunningham (musician)|Bill Cunningham -American bass player and keyboard player (The Box Tops)

1950- Danny Federici -American accordion player (E Street Band) (d. 2008)

1950- John Greaves (musician)|John Greaves -Welsh bass player and songwriter (Henry Cow, National Health, and The Lodge (band)|The Lodge)

1950- Suzanne Scotchmer -American economist and academic (d. 2014)

1951- David Patrick Kelly -American actor

1951- Michael R. Matz -American horse rider

1951- Chesley Sullenberger -American pilot and captain

1952- Omar Henry (cricketer)|Omar Henry -South African cricketer

1953- John Luther Adams -American composer

1953- Raul Arnemann -Estonian rower

1953- Alister McGrath -Irish priest, historian, and theologian

1953- Antonio Villaraigosa -American politician, 41st Mayor of Los Angeles

1953- Robin Zander -American singer and guitarist (Cheap Trick)

1954- Franco De Vita -Venezuelan singer-songwriter

1954- Richard Finch (musician)|Richard Finch -American bass player, songwriter, and producer (KC and the Sunshine Band)

1954- Edward Ka-Spel -English singer-songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots, The Tear Garden, and Mimir (band)|Mimir)

1957- Lou Schuler -American journalist

1959- Clive Bull -English radio host

1960- Patrick de Gayardon -French sky diver (d. 1998)

1960- Leilani Kai -American wrestler

1960- Jean-François Sauvé -Canadian ice hockey player

1961- Mas Selamat bin Kastari -Indonesian-Singaporean criminal

1962- David Arnold -English composer

1962- Aivar Lillevere -Estonian footballer and coach

1962- Elvira Lindo -Spanish journalist

1962- Richard Roxburgh -Australian actor

1963- Gail O'Grady -American actress

1964- Mariska Hargitay -American actress

1964- Bharrat Jagdeo -Guyanese politician, 7th President of Guyana

1964- Mario Roberge -Canadian ice hockey player

1965- Thomas Adler -German footballer

1965- Louie Clemente -American drummer (Testament (band)|Testament)

1966- Haywoode Workman -American basketball player

1967- Naim Süleymanoğlu -Bulgarian-Turkish weightlifter

1968- Petr Korda -Czech tennis player

1968- Raul Olle -Estonian skier

1969- Ariadna Gil -Spanish actress

1969- Andrei Kanchelskis -Ukrainian-Russian footballer

1969- Brendan Shanahan -Canadian ice hockey player

1970- Brendan O'Connor (media personality)|Brendan O'Connor -Irish singer and television host

1970- Oleg Ovsyannikov -Russian ice dancer

1970- Spyridon Vasdekis -Greek long jumper

1971- Scott Gibbs -Welsh rugby player

1971- Kevin Mawae -American football player

1971- Marc Nelson -American singer-songwriter (Boyz II Men, Az Yet, and Blayse)

1971- Adam Parore -New Zealand cricketer

1972- Gavin Barwell -English politician

1972- Ewen Bremner -Scottish actor

1972- Lisa Snowdon -English model and television host

1972- Marcel Wouda -Dutch swimmer

1973- Dee Caffari -English sailor

1973- Lanei Chapman -American actress

1973- Tomas Holmström -Swedish ice hockey player

1974- Sampsa Astala -Finnish singer-songwriter and drummer (Lordi and Stala & so.)

1974- Joel Bouchard -Canadian ice hockey player

1974- Rebekah Elmaloglou -Australian actress

1974- Yosvani Pérez -Cuban baseball player

1974- Richard T. Slone -English painter

1974- Tiffani Thiessen -American actress

1975- Phil Dawson -American football player

1975- Tito Ortiz -American mixed martial artist

1976- Brandon Duckworth -American baseball player

1976- Angelica Lee -Malaysian-Taiwanese actress and singer

1976- Tony Lucca -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1976- Nigel McGuinness -English wrestler

1977- Kamal Heer -Indian singer-songwriter

1979- Larry Hughes -American basketball player

1979- Dawn O'Porter -Scottish-English journalist

1979- Juan Rincón -Venezuelan baseball player

1981- Sarai (rapper)|Sarai -American rapper and actress

1981- Rob Friend -Canadian footballer

1981- Julia Jones -American actress

1982- Patrick Levis -American actor

1982- Wily Mo Peña -Dominican baseball player

1984- Robbie Farah -Australian rugby player

1984- Arjen Robben -Dutch footballer

1985- Dong Fangzhuo -Chinese footballer

1985- Doutzen Kroes -Dutch model and actress

1986- Anne Foy -English actress and television host

1986- José Enrique Sánchez -Spanish footballer

1986- Steven Taylor (footballer)|Steven Taylor -English footballer

1986- Marc Laird -Scottish footballer

1987- Felicia Brandström -Swedish singer

1988- Alan Power -Irish footballer

1989- April Pearson -English actress

1990- Artjom Abramov -Estonian ice hockey player

1990- Alex Silva (wrestler)|Alex Silva -Canadian wrestler

1990- Martyn Waghorn -English footballer

1994- Wesley Jobello -French footballer

1996- Chachi Gonzales -American dancer

History of Deaths


1002- Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor -(b. 980)

1199- Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur -Moroccan caliph (b. 1160)

1516- Ferdinand II of Aragon -(b. 1452)

1548- Bernardo Pisano -Italian priest, scholar, and composer (b. 1490)

1549- Johannes Honter -Romanian theologian (b. 1498)

1567- Jiajing Emperor -of China (b. 1507)

1570- James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray -Scottish son of James V of Scotland (b. 1531)

1622- William Baffin -English explorer and navigator

1744- Giambattista Vico -Italian philosopher and historian (b. 1668)

1785- Matthew Stewart (mathematician)|Matthew Stewart -Scottish mathematician (b. 1717)

1789- Frances Brooke -English author and playwright (b. 1724)

1789- John Cleland -English author (b. 1709)

1800- Edward Rutledge -American politician, 39th Governor of South Carolina (b. 1749)

1803- Arthur Guinness -Irish brewer, founded Guinness (b. 1725)

1805- Claude Chappe -French engineer (b. 1763)

1806- William Pitt the Younger -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1759)

1810- Johann Wilhelm Ritter -German chemist and physicist (b. 1776)

1812- Robert Craufurd -Scottish general and politician (b. 1764)

1820- Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn -(b. 1767)

1833- Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth -English admiral (b. 1757)

1837- John Field (composer)|John Field -Irish pianist and composer (b. 1782)

1866- Thomas Love Peacock -English author and poet (b. 1785)

1875- Charles Kingsley -English priest and author (b. 1819)

1883- Gustave Doré -French engraver and illustrator (b. 1832)

1893- José Zorrilla -Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1817)

1893- Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II -American lawyer and politician, 16th United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1825)

1921- Mykola Leontovych -Ukrainian composer and conductor (b. 1877)

1922- Arthur Nikisch -Hungarian conductor (b. 1855)

1923- Max Nordau -Austrian physician and author (b. 1849)

1931- Anna Pavlova -Russian ballerina (b. 1881)

1937- Orso Mario Corbino -Italian physicist (b. 1876)

1938- Albertson Van Zo Post -American fencer (b. 1866)

1939- Matthias Sindelar -Austrian footballer (b. 1903)

1943- Alexander Woollcott -American actor and journalist (b. 1887)

1944- Viktor Gusev -Russian poet (b. 1909)

1944- Edvard Munch -Norwegian painter (b. 1863)

1956- Alexander Korda -Hungarian-English director and producer (b. 1893)

1957- Willie Edwards -American murder victim (b. 1932)

1963- Józef Gosławski (Polish sculptor)|Józef Gosławski -Polish sculptor (b. 1908)

1966- T. M. Sabaratnam -Sri Lankan politician (d. 1895)

1971- Fritz Feigl -Austrian-Brazilian chemist and academic (b. 1871)

1973- Alexander Onassis -American-Greek son of Aristotle Onassis (b. 1948)

1973- Kid Ory -American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1886)

1976- Paul Dupuis -Canadian actor (b. 1913)

1976- Paul Robeson -American actor, singer, and activist (b. 1898)

1977- Toots Shor -American businessman, founded Toots Shor's Restaurant (b. 1903)

1978- Ames Brothers|Vic Ames -American singer (Ames Brothers) (b. 1925)

1978- Terry Kath -American guitarist (Chicago (band)|Chicago) (b. 1946)

1978- Jack Oakie -American actor (b. 1903)

1980- Giovanni Michelotti -Italian car designer (b. 1921)

1981- Samuel Barber -American composer (b. 1910)

1983- Fred Bakewell -English cricketer (b. 1908)

1984- Muin Bseiso -Palestinian-Egyptian poet (b. 1926)

1986- Joseph Beuys -German sculptor (b. 1921)

1988- Charles Glen King -American biochemist (b. 1896)

1989- Salvador Dalí -Spanish painter (b. 1904)

1989- Lars-Erik Torph -Swedish race car driver (b. 1961)

1990- Allen Collins -American guitarist and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington Collins Band, and Allen Collins Band) (b. 1952)

1991- Northrop Frye -Canadian author and critic (b. 1912)

1992- Freddie Bartholomew -English actor (b. 1924)

1993- Thomas A. Dorsey -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1899)

1993- Keith Laumer -American author (b. 1925)

1994- Nikolai Ogarkov -Russian field marshal (b. 1917)

1994- Brian Redhead -English journalist and author (b. 1929)

1997- Richard Berry (musician)|Richard Berry -American singer-songwriter (The Flairs) (b. 1935)

1999- Joe D'Amato -Italian director and cinematographer (b. 1936)

1999- Jay Pritzker -American businessman (b. 1922)

1999- Lincoln Thompson -Jamaican singer-songwriter (b. 1949)

2002- Paul Aars -American race car driver (b. 1934)

2002- Pierre Bourdieu -French sociologist (b. 1930)

2002- Robert Nozick -American philosopher (b. 1938)

2003- Nell Carter -American actress and singer (b. 1948)

2004- Bob Keeshan -American actor (b. 1927)

2004- Helmut Newton -German-Australian photographer (b. 1920)

2005- Morys Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare -English politician (b. 1921)

2005- Johnny Carson -American talk show host (b. 1925)

2006- Chris McKinstry -Canadian scientist (b. 1967)

2007- Syed Hussein Alatas -Malaysian sociologist and politician (b. 1928)

2007- E. Howard Hunt -American CIA officer (b. 1918)

2007- Ryszard Kapuściński -Polish journalist and author (b. 1932)

2007- Tatiana Mamaki -Greek dancer and choreographer (b. 1921)

2009- Robert W. Scott -American politician, 67th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1929)

2010- Kermit Tyler -American air force officer (b. 1913)

2011- Jack LaLanne -American fitness instructor, author, and television host (b. 1914)

2012- Wesley E. Brown -American lawyer and jurist (b. 1907)

2012- Anthony Capo -American mobster (b. 1959)

2012- Marcel De Boodt -Belgian agriculturalist and academic (b. 1926)

2012- Maurice Meisner -American historian, author, and academic (b. 1931)

2012- Bingham Ray -American businessman, co-founded October Films (b. 1954)

2012- Stig Vig -Swedish singer and bass player (Dag Vag) (b. 1948)

2013- Ed Bouchee -American baseball player (b. 1933)

2013- Józef Glemp -Polish cardinal (b. 1929)

2013- Janice Knickrehm -American actress (b. 1925)

2013- Dolours Price -Irish activist (b. 1951)

2013- Juan Carlos Rosero -Ecuadorian cyclist (b. 1962)

2013- Peter van der Merwe (cricketer)|Peter van der Merwe -South African cricketer and referee (b. 1937)

2013- Jean-Félix-Albert-Marie Vilnet -French bishop (b. 1922)

2013- Frank Zakem -Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1931)

2014- Yuri Izrael -Russian meteorologist (b. 1930)

2014- Mille Markovic -Serbian-Swedish boxer (b. 1961)

2014- Riz Ortolani -Italian composer and conductor (b. 1926)

2014- Charlie Osgood -American baseball player (b. 1926)

2014- Jan Pesman -Dutch speed skater (b. 1931)

2014- S. Sriskandarajah -Sri Lankan lawyer and judge (b. 1953)

2014- Khin Yu May -Burmese actress and singer (b. 1937)