This Day in History

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Day History: October-22

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Events History


362-The temple of Apollo -at Daphne, outside Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire.

451-The Council of Chalcedon -adopts the Chalcedonian Creed regarding the divine and human nature of Jesus Christ.

794- Emperor Kanmu -relocates the Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).

1383-The 1383–85 Crisis -in Portugal: King Ferdinand I of Portugal|Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne, sparking a period of civil war and disorder.

1575-Foundation of Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes|Aguascalientes -

1633- Battle of Liaoluo Bay -The Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company.

1707- Scilly naval disaster of 1707|Scilly naval disaster -four British Royal Navy ships run aground near the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and thousands of sailors drown.

1730- Construction of the Ladoga Canal -is completed.

1746- The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University -receives its charter.

1777- American Revolutionary War -American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River repulse repeated Hessian (soldiers)|Hessian attacks in the Battle of Red Bank.

1784- Russian Empire|Russia -founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

1790-Warriors of the Miami tribe -under Chief Little Turtle defeat United States troops under General Josiah Harmar at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War.

1797- André-Jacques Garnerin -makes the first recorded parachute jump from one thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris.

1836- Sam Houston -is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.

1844-The Great Anticipation: Millerites -followers of William Miller (preacher)|William Miller, anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.

1859-Spain declares war on Morocco -

1866-A plebiscite ratifies the annexion of Veneto -and Mantua to Italy, occurred three days before, on October 19.

1875-First telegraph -c connection in Argentina.

1877-The Blantyre mining disaster -in Scotland kills 207 miners.

1878-The first rugby football|rugby -match under floodlights takes place in Salford, Greater Manchester|Salford, between Broughton and Swinton Lions|Swinton.

1879-Using a filament of carbon -zed thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).

1883-The Metropolitan Opera House (39th St)|Metropolitan Opera House -in New York City opens with a performance of Charles Gounod|Gounod's ''Faust (opera)|Faust''.

1895-In Paris an express train Montparnasse derailment|derails -after overrunning the buffer stop, crossing almost {{convert|30|m|ft|-1}} of concourse before crashing through a wall and falling {{convert|10|m}} to the road below.

1907- Panic of 1907 -A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will lead to a depression (economics)|depression.

1910- Hawley Harvey Crippen|Dr. Crippen -is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and is subsequently hanged at HM Prison Pentonville|Pentonville Prison in London.

1923-The royalist Leonardopoulos–Gargalidis coup d'état attempt -fails in Greece, discrediting the monarchy and paving the way for the establishment of the Second Hellenic Republic.

1924- Toastmasters International -is founded.

1926- J. Gordon Whitehead -sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal, precipitating his death.

1927- Nikola Tesla -introduces six new inventions including a motor with onephase electricity

1928- Phi Sigma Alpha -fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

1934-In East Liverpool, Ohio -Federal Bureau of Investigation agents shoot and kill notorious bank robbery|bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd.

1941- World War II -French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages are executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.

1943-World War II: in the Second firestorm -raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force Bombing of Kassel in World War II|conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.

1946- Soviet Union|Soviet -Operation Osoaviakhim takes place, recruiting of thousands of military-related technical specialists from the Soviet occupation zone of post-World-War-II Germany for employment in the Soviet Union.

1957- Vietnam War -First United States casualties in Vietnam.

1962- Cuban missile crisis -US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.

1963-A BAC One-Eleven -prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.

1964- Jean-Paul Sartre -is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, but turns down the honor.

1964-Canada: A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which becomes the new official flag of Canada -

1966- The Supremes -become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (''The Supremes A' Go-Go'').

1966-The Soviet Union launches Luna 12 -

1968- Apollo program -''Apollo 7'' safely splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after orbiting the Earth 163 times.

1972- Vietnam War -In Saigon, Henry Kissinger and South Vietnamese President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu meet to discuss a proposed cease-fire that had been worked out between Americans and North Vietnamese in Paris.

1975-The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 -lands on Venus.

1976-Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration -after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

1978- Papal inauguration -of Pope John Paul II.

1981-The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (1968)|Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization -for its Strike action|strike the previous August.

1983-Two Prison officer|correctional officers -are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary, Marion|United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.

1999- Maurice Papon -an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.

2005- Tropical Storm Alpha (2005)|Tropical Storm Alpha -forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.

2006-A Panama Canal expansion proposal -is approved by 77.8% of voters in a Panama Canal expansion referendum, 2006|National referendum held in Panama.

2007- Raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base -is carried out by 21 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam|Tamil Tiger commandos. All except one died in this attack. Eight Sri Lanka Air Force planes are destroyed and 10 damaged.

2008-India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 -

2013-The Australian Capital Territory -becomes the first Australian jurisdiction to legalize same-sex marriage with the Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013

2014-Michael Zehaf-Bibeau 2014 shootings at Parliament Hill, Ottawa|attacks -the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa|Ottawa, Canada, killing a soldier and injuring 3 other people.

Famous Birthdays


1071- William IX, Duke of Aquitaine -(d. 1126)

1197- Emperor Juntoku -of Japan (d. 1242)

1511- Erasmus Reinhold -German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1553)

1592- Gustav Horn, Count of Pori -(d. 1657)

1659- Georg Ernst Stahl -German chemist and physician (d. 1734)

1689- John V of Portugal -(d. 1750)

1701- Maria Amalia of Austria -(d. 1756)

1729- Johann Reinhold Forster -German pastor and botanist (d. 1798)

1734- Daniel Boone -American hunter and explorer (d. 1820)

1749- Cornelis van der Aa -Dutch historian and bookseller (d. 1816)

1809- Volney Howard -American lawyer, jurist, and politician, Texas Attorney General (d. 1889)

1811- Franz Liszt -Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1886)

1818- Leconte de Lisle -French poet and author (d. 1894)

1821- Collis Potter Huntington -American businessman (d. 1900)

1844- Sarah Bernhardt -French actress and manager (d. 1923)

1844- Louis Riel -Canadian politician (d. 1885)

1847- Koos de la Rey -South African general (d. 1914)

1858- Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein -(d. 1921)

1865- Kristjan Raud -Estonian painter and illustrator (d. 1943)

1870- Ivan Bunin -Russian author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)

1870- Lord Alfred Douglas -English author and poet (d. 1945)

1873- Gustaf John Ramstedt -Finnish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)

1873- Rama Tirtha -Indian philosopher and educator (d. 1906)

1875- David van Embden -Dutch economist and politician (d. 1962)

1878- Jaan Lattik -Estonian pastor and politician, 9th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (d. 1967)

1881- Clinton Davisson -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1881- Karl Bernhard Zoeppritz -German geophysicist and seismologist (d. 1908)

1882- Géza Kiss -Hungarian swimmer (d. 1952)

1882- Edmund Dulac -French-English illustrator (d. 1953)

1885- Giovanni Martinelli -Italian tenor and actor (d. 1969)

1886- Erik Bergman (Lutheran minister)|Erik Bergman -Swedish minister (d. 1970)

1887- John Reed (journalist)|John Reed -American journalist and poet (d. 1920)

1891- Parker Fennelly -American comedian and actor (d. 1988)

1893- Ernst Öpik -Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1985)

1894- Mei Lanfang -Chinese actor and singer (d. 1961)

1896- Charles Glen King -American biochemist and academic (d. 1988)

1900- Ashfaqulla Khan -Indian activist (d. 1927)

1903- George Wells Beadle -American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)

1903- Curly Howard -American actor and singer (d. 1952)

1904- Constance Bennett -American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1965)

1905- Joseph Kosma -Hungarian-French pianist and composer (d. 1969)

1906- Kees van Baaren -Dutch composer and educator (d. 1970)

1907- Jimmie Foxx -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1967)

1908- John Gould (columnist)|John Gould -American journalist and author (d. 2003)

1912- Frances Drake -American actress (d. 2000)

1912- George N. Leighton -American soldier and judge

1913- Robert Capa -Hungarian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1954)

1913- Bảo Đại -Vietnamese emperor (d. 1997)

1913- Tamara Desni -German-French actress and singer (d. 2008)

1913- Hans-Peter Tschudi -Swiss politician, 63rd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2002)

1915- Yitzhak Shamir -Belarusian-Israeli politician, 7th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 2012)

1917- Joan Fontaine -Japanese-American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1918- Lou Klein -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1976)

1919- Kathleen Ankers -English-American set designer (d. 2001)

1919- Doris Lessing -Iranian-English author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1920- Timothy Leary -American psychologist and author (d. 1996)

1921- Georges Brassens -French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)

1921- Alexander Kronrod -Russian mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1986)

1921- Harald Nugiseks -Estonian sergeant (d. 2014)

1922- Juan Carlos Lorenzo -Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 2001)

1923- Bert Trautmann -German footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1925- Slater Martin -American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)

1925- Robert Rauschenberg -American painter and illustrator (d. 2008)

1927- Allan Hendrickse -South African minister and politician (d. 2005)

1928- Nelson Pereira dos Santos -Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter

1929- Michael Birkett, 2nd Baron Birkett -English director and producer

1929- Dory Previn -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)

1929- Lev Yashin -Russian footballer (d. 1990)

1933- Helmut Senekowitsch -Austrian footballer and manager (d. 2007)

1932- Donald McIntyre -New Zealand opera singer

1934- Rita Sakellariou -Greek singer (d. 1999)

1935- Ann Rule -American police officer and author

1936- John Blashford-Snell -English soldier, author, and explorer

1936- Peter Cook (architect)|Peter Cook -English architect and academic

1936- Jovan Pavlović -Serbian metropolitan (d. 2014)

1936- Bobby Seale -American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party

1937- Manos Loïzos -Egyptian-Greek composer (d. 1982)

1938- K. Indrapala -Sri Lankan historian and academic

1938- Derek Jacobi -English actor and director

1938- Christopher Lloyd -American actor and singer

1938- Timos Perlegas -Greek actor (d. 1993)

1939- Joaquim Chissano -Mozambican politician, 2nd President of Mozambique

1939- George Cohen -English footballer

1939- Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers -French author and poet

1939- Susumu Kurobe -Japanese actor

1939- Tony Roberts (actor)|Tony Roberts -American actor and singer

1941- Charles Keating (actor)|Charles Keating -English-American actor (d. 2014)

1942- Count Christian of Rosenborg -(d. 2013)

1942- Bobby Fuller -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Bobby Fuller Four) (d. 1966)

1942- Annette Funicello -American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1943- Allen Coage -American-Canadian wrestler and coach (d. 2007)

1943- Jan de Bont -Dutch director, producer, and cinematographer

1943- Catherine Deneuve -French actress and singer

1943- Seif Sharif Hamad -Zanzibari politician, 2nd Chief Minister of Zanzibar

1943- Robert Long (singer)|Robert Long -Dutch singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2006)

1945- Yvan Ponton -Canadian actor and game show host

1945- Buzz Potamkin -American director and producer, founded Buzzco Associates (d. 2012)

1945- Sheila Sherwood -English long jumper

1945- Michael Stoute -Barbadian-English horse trainer

1945- Leslie West -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mountain (band)|Mountain, The Vagrants, and West, Bruce and Laing)

1946- Eddie Brigati -American singer-songwriter (The Rascals)

1946- Claude Charron -Canadian educator and politician

1946- Deepak Chopra -Indian-American physician and author

1946- Kelvin MacKenzie -English journalist

1946- Richard McGonagle -American actor

1947- Raymond Bachand -Canadian lawyer and politician

1947- Haley Barbour -American lawyer and politician, 62nd Governor of Mississippi

1948- Lynette Fromme -American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford

1948- Mike Hendrick -English cricketer, coach, and umpire

1948- Debbie Macomber -American author

1949- Stiv Bators -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Dead Boys and The Lords of the New Church) (d. 1990)

1949- Vasilios Magginas -Greek politician, Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare (Greece)|Greek Minister of Employment

1949- Arsène Wenger -French footballer and manager

1952- Julie Dash -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1952- Jeff Goldblum -American actor, singer, and producer

1952- Greg Hawkes -American keyboard player (The Cars)

1954- Graham Joyce -English author and educator (d. 2014)

1956- Frank DiPino -American baseball player and coach

1957- Henry Lauterbach -German jumper

1957- Gerd Nagel -German high jumper

1959- Arto Salminen -Finnish journalist and author (d. 2005)

1959- Marc Shaiman -American composer and songwriter

1960- Darryl Jenifer -American bass player (Bad Brains and The White Mandingos)

1960- Cris Kirkwood -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Meat Puppets)

1961- Robert Torti -American actor and singer

1962- Hüseyin Kenan Aydın -German politician

1962- Bob Odenkirk -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1963- Brian Boitano -American figure skater

1964- TobyMac -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (DC Talk and The Gotee Brothers)

1964- Mick Hill (athlete)|Mick Hill -English javelin thrower and coach

1964- Dražen Petrović -Croatian basketball player (d. 1993)

1965- John Wesley Harding (singer)|John Wesley Harding -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1965- A. L. Kennedy -Scottish comedian, journalist, and author

1965- Otis Smith (American football)|Otis Smith -American football player and coach

1965- Piotr Wiwczarek -Polish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Vader (band)|Vader)

1966- Yuri Arbachakov -Russian-Japanese boxer

1966- Valeria Golino -Italian actress, singer, and producer

1967- Salvatore Di Vittorio -Italian composer and conductor

1967- Rita Guerra -Portuguese singer

1967- Oona King, Baroness King of Bow -English academic and politician

1967- Ulrike Maier -Austrian skier (d. 1994)

1967- Carlos Mencia -Honduran-American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1967- Ron Tugnutt -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster

1968- Shaggy (musician)|Shaggy -Jamaican-American rapper

1968- Stephanie Cutter -American lawyer and political consultant

1968- Jay Johnston -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1968- Shelby Lynne -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1968- Stéphane Quintal -Canadian ice hockey player

1969- Héctor Carrasco -Dominican baseball player

1969- Spike Jonze -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Helmut Lotti -Belgian singer-songwriter

1970- Winston Bogarde -Dutch footballer

1970- Amy Redford -American actress, director, and producer

1971- Kornél Dávid -Hungarian basketball player

1971- José Manuel Martínez -Spanish runner

1972- D'Lo Brown -American wrestler

1972- Saffron Burrows -English actress

1973- Andrés Palop -Spanish footballer

1973- Ichiro Suzuki -Japanese baseball player

1973- Mark van der Zijden -Dutch swimmer

1974- Tim Kinsella -American singer-songwriter (Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc (band)|Joan of Arc, Owls (band)|Owls, Make Believe (band)|Make Believe, and Everyoned)

1974- Jeff McInnis -American basketball player

1974- Miroslav Šatan -Slovak ice hockey player

1975- Martín Cardetti -Argentinian footballer

1975- Jesse Tyler Ferguson -American actor and singer

1975- Míchel Salgado -Spanish footballer

1976- Luke Adams (racewalker)|Luke Adams -Australian race walker

1976- Jon Foreman -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Switchfoot and Fiction Family)

1976- Helen Svedin -Swedish model

1976- Laidback Luke -Filipino-Dutch DJ and Producer

1978- Dion Glover -American basketball player

1978- Chaswe Nsofwa -Zambian footballer (d. 2007)

1978- Owais Shah -Pakistani-English cricketer

1979- Doni (footballer)|Doni -Brazilian footballer

1980- Niall Breslin -Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and footballer (The Blizzards)

1980- Luke O'Donnell -Australian rugby player

1981- Michael Fishman -American actor and producer

1981- Olivier Pla -French race car driver

1982- Robinson Canó -Dominican baseball player

1982- Tim Erfen -German footballer

1982- Heath Miller -American football player

1982- Mark Renshaw -Australian cyclist

1983- Plan B (musician)|Plan B -English rapper, producer, and actor

1983- Anton Müller (footballer)|Anton Müller -German footballer

1984- Aleks Marić -Australian basketball player

1985- Federico Ágreda -Venezuelan keyboard player, DJ, and producer

1985- Zac Hanson -American singer-songwriter and drummer (Hanson (band)|Hanson)

1986- Kara Lang -Canadian footballer

1986- Ștefan Radu -Romanian footballer

1987- Tiki Gelana -Ethiopian runner

1988- Sarah Barrow -English diver

1988- Parineeti Chopra -Indian actress and model

1988- Matt Evans -Filipino actor

1988- Elena Muhhina -Estonian figure skater

1990- Jonathan Lipnicki -American actor

1992- Sofia Vassilieva -American actress

1995- Stevie Lynn Jones -American actress

History of Deaths


741- Charles Martel -Frankish king (b. 688)

1383- Ferdinand I of Portugal -(b. 1345)

1565- Jean Grolier de Servières -French book collector (b. 1479)

1625- Kikkawa Hiroie -Japanese daimyo (b. 1561)

1708- Hermann Witsius -Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1636)

1751- William IV, Prince of Orange -(b. 1711)

1755- Elisha Williams -American minister, academic, and jurist (b. 1694)

1792- Guillaume Le Gentil -French astronomer (b. 1725)

1847- Sahle Selassie -Ethiopian son of Wossen Seged (b. 1795)

1853- Juan Antonio Lavalleja -Uruguayan general and politician, List of Presidents of Uruguay|President of Uruguay (b. 1784)

1859- Louis Spohr -German violinist and composer (b. 1784)

1883- Thomas Mayne Reid -Irish-American soldier and author (b. 1818)

1891- Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow -Austrian physiologist and physician (b. 1846)

1906- Paul Cézanne -French painter (b. 1839)

1914- Konishiki Yasokichi I -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 17th Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna (b. 1866)

1917- Bob Fitzsimmons -English-American boxer (b. 1863)

1918- Myrtle Gonzalez -American actress (b. 1891)

1927- Borisav Stanković -Serbian author (b. 1876)

1928- Andrew Fisher -Scottish-Australian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)

1934- Pretty Boy Floyd -American gangster (b. 1904)

1935- Edward Carson, Baron Carson -Irish-English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1854)

1941- Guy Môquet -French militant (b. 1924)

1952- Ernst Rüdin -Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (b. 1874)

1954- Jibanananda Das -Bangladeshi-Indian author and poet (b. 1899)

1956- Hannah Mitchell -English activist (b. 1872)

1959- George Bouzianis -Greek painter (b. 1885)

1965- Muriel George -English singer and actress (b. 1883)

1969- Tommy Edwards -American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)

1973- Pablo Casals -Catalan cellist and conductor (b. 1876)

1979- Nadia Boulanger -French composer and educator (b. 1887)

1985- Viorica Ursuleac -Romanian soprano and educator (b. 1894)

1986- Jane Dornacker -American actress and singer (b. 1947)

1986- Ye Jianying -Chinese general and politician, Head of State of the People's Republic of China (b. 1897)

1986- Albert Szent-Györgyi -Hungarian-American physiologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)

1987- Lino Ventura -Italian-French actor (b. 1919)

1988- Cynthia Freeman -American author (b. 1915)

1989- Ewan MacColl -English singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and playwright (b. 1915)

1990- Louis Althusser -Algerian-French philosopher and academic (b. 1918)

1992- Red Barber -American sportscaster (b. 1908)

1992- Cleavon Little -American actor and singer (b. 1939)

1993- Innes Ireland -English race car driver and engineer (b. 1930)

1995- Kingsley Amis -English author, poet, and critic (b. 1922)

1997- Leonid Amalrik -Russian animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1905)

1998- Eric Ambler -English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1909)

2001- Helmut Krackowizer -Austrian motorcycle racer and journalist (b. 1922)

2002- Richard Helms -American intelligence agent and diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1913)

2002- Geraldine of Albania -(b. 1915)

2003- Tony Renna -American race car driver (b. 1976)

2005- Arman -French-American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)

2005- Tony Adams (producer)|Tony Adams -Irish-American actor and producer (b. 1953)

2005- Franky Gee -Cuban-American rapper (Captain Jack (band)|Captain Jack) (b. 1962)

2006- Arthur Hill (actor)|Arthur Hill -Canadian-American actor (b. 1922)

2007- Ève Curie -French pianist and journalist (b. 1904)

2009- Don Lane -American-Australian actor, singer, and talk show host (b. 1933)

2009- Soupy Sales -American comedian and actor (b. 1926)

2011- Sultan bin Abdulaziz -Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1930)

2012- Betty Binns Fletcher -American lawyer and judge (b. 1923)

2012- Carolyn Conwell -American actress (b. 1930)

2012- Russell Means -American actor and activist (b. 1939)

2012- Salvatore Merlino -American mobster (b. 1939)

2012- Mike Morris (TV presenter)|Mike Morris -English talk show host (b. 1947)

2012- Shubha Phutela -Indian model and actress (b. 1991)

2012- Gabrielle Roth -American dancer, singer, and author (b. 1941)

2013- Marylou Dawes -Canadian pianist and educator (b. 1933)

2013- Lajos Für -Hungarian historian and politician, Minister of Defence of Hungary (b. 1930)

2013- William Harrison (author)|William Harrison -American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)

2013- Yanwari Kazama -Japanese illustrator (b. 1977)

2013- James Robinson Risner -American general and pilot (b. 1925)

2013- Mark Small -American baseball player (b. 1967)

2014- John-Roger Hinkins -American religious leader and author (b. 1934)

2014- John Postgate (microbiologist)|John Postgate -English microbiologist, author, and academic (b. 1922)