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Today in History


Today is 22 September 2018, and this is some of what happened.

Events

480 BC - Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.
904 - The warlord Zhu Quanzhong kills Emperor Zhaozong, the penultimate emperor of the Tang dynasty, after seizing control of the imperial government.
1236 - The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the Battle of Saule.
1499 - Treaty of Basel concludes the Swabian War.
1586 - Battle of Zutphen: Spanish victory over the English and Dutch.
1598 - English playwright Ben Jonson kills actor Gabriel Spenser in a duel and is indicted for manslaughter.
1692 - The last people are hanged for witchcraft in England's North American colonies.
1711 - The Tuscarora War begins in present-day North Carolina.
1761 - George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1776 - Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
1789 - The office of United States Postmaster General is established.
1789 - Battle of Rymnik establishes Alexander Suvorov as a pre-eminent Russian military commander after his allied army defeat superior Ottoman Empire forces.
1792 - Primidi Vendémiaire of year one of the French Republican Calendar as the French First Republic comes into being.
1823 - Joseph Smith states he found the Golden plates on this date after being directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where they were buried.
1857 - The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
1862 - Slavery in the United States: A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released.
1866 - Battle of Curupayty in the Paraguayan War.
1869 - Richard Wagner's opera Das Rheingold premieres in Munich.
1885 - Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule.
1888 - The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
1892 - Lindal Railway Incident, providing inspiration for "The Lost Special" by A.C. Doyle and the TV serial Lost.
1896 - Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
1908 - The Bulgarian Declaration of Independence is proclaimed.
1910 - The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
1914 - German submarine SM U-9 torpedoes and sinks the British cruisers HMS Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy on the Broad Fourteens off the Dutch coast with the loss of over 1,400 men.
1919 - The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States.
1927 - Jack Dempsey loses the "Long Count" boxing match to Gene Tunney.
1934 - An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.
1937 - Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
1939 - Joint victory parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest-Litovsk at the end of the Invasion of Poland.
1941 - World War II: On Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.
1955 - In the United Kingdom, the television channel ITV goes live for the first time.
1957 - In Haiti, François Duvalier is elected president.
1960 - The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
1965 - The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 (also known as the Second Kashmir War) between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the UN calls for a ceasefire.
1970 - The Spanish Inquisition unexpectedly appear on Monty Python's Flying Circus.
1975 - Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.
1979 - The Vela Incident (also known as the South Atlantic Flash) is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.
1980 - Iraq invades Iran.
1991 - The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library.
1993 - A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. Forty-seven passengers are killed.
1993 - A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
1995 - An E-3B AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board are killed.
1995 - Nagerkovil school bombing, is carried out by the Sri Lanka Air Force in which at least 34 die, most of them ethnic Tamil school children.
2013 - At least 75 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a church in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Births

1515 - Anne of Cleves (died 1557)
1547 - Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist, mathematician, astronomer, and poet (died 1590)
1593 - Matthäus Merian, Swiss-German engraver and cartographer (died 1650)
1601 - Anne of Austria (died 1666)
1606 - Li Zicheng, Chinese emperor (died 1645)
1680 - Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (died 1747)
1694 - Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (died 1773)
1715 - Jean-Étienne Guettard, French mineralogist and botanist (died 1786)
1741 - Peter Simon Pallas, German zoologist and botanist (died 1811)
1743 - Quintin Craufurd, Scottish author (died 1819)
1762 - Elizabeth Simcoe, English-Canadian painter and author (died 1850)
1765 - Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician and philosopher (died 1822)
1788 - Theodore Hook, English composer and educator (died 1841)
1791 - Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist (died 1867)
1819 - Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian and academic (died 1897)
1833 - Stephen D. Lee, American general and academic (died 1908)
1835 - Alexander Potebnja, Ukrainian linguist and philosopher (died 1891)
1841 - Andrejs Pumpurs, Latvian soldier and poet (died 1902)
1842 - Abdul Hamid II, Ottoman sultan (died 1918)
1868 - Louise McKinney, Canadian educator and politician (died 1931)
1869 - Adrien de Noailles, French son of Jules Charles Victurnien de Noailles (died 1953)
1870 - Charlotte Cooper, English-Scottish tennis player (died 1966)
1870 - Arthur Pryor American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (died 1942)
1876 - André Tardieu, French journalist and politician, 97th Prime Minister of France (died 1945)
1878 - Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese politician and diplomat, 51st Prime Minister of Japan (died 1967)
1880 - Christabel Pankhurst, English activist, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union (died 1958)
1882 - Wilhelm Keitel, German field marshal (died 1946)
1883 - Ferenc Oslay, Hungarian-Slovene historian and author (died 1932)
1883 - Frank George Woollard, English engineer (died 1957)
1885 - Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect and academic, designed the Stockholm Public Library (died 1940)
1885 - Ben Chifley, Australian engineer and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Australia (died 1951)
1885 - Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American actor, director, and screenwriter (died 1957)
1887 - Bhaurao Patil, Indian educator and activist (died 1959)
1889 - Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (died 1963)
1891 - Hans Albers, German actor and singer (died 1960)
1891 - Alma Thomas, American painter and educator (died 1978)
1892 - Billy West, American actor, director, and producer (died 1975)
1894 - Elisabeth Rethberg, German soprano (died 1976)
1895 - Paul Muni, Ukrainian-American actor and singer (died 1967)
1896 - Uri Zvi Greenberg, Ukrainian-Israeli poet and journalist (died 1981)
1896 - Henry Segrave, American-English race car driver (died 1930)
1898 - Katharine Alexander, American actress and singer (died 1981)
1900 - Paul Hugh Emmett, American chemist and engineer (died 1985)
1900 - Sergey Ozhegov, Russian lexicographer and academic (died 1964)
1900 - William Spratling, American-Mexican silversmith and educator (died 1967)
1901 - Charles Brenton Huggins, Canadian-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1997)
1902 - John Houseman, Romanian-American actor and producer (died 1988)
1903 - Joseph Valachi, American gangster (died 1971)
1904 - Ellen Church, American flight attendant (died 1965)
1905 - Haakon Lie, Norwegian lawyer and politician (died 2009)
1905 - Eugen Sänger, Czech-Austrian engineer (died 1964)
1906 - Ilse Koch, German wife of Karl-Otto Koch (died 1967)
1907 - Maurice Blanchot, French philosopher and author (died 2003)
1907 - Philip Fotheringham-Parker, English race car driver (died 1981)
1907 - Hermann Schlichting, German engineer and academic (died 1982)
1908 - Esphyr Slobodkina, Russian-American author and illustrator (died 2002)
1909 - John Engstead, American photographer and journalist (died 1983)
1910 - György Faludy, Hungarian poet and author (died 2006)
1912 - Herbert Mataré, German physicist and academic (died 2011)
1912 - Martha Scott, American actress (died 2003)
1913 - Lillian Chestney, American painter and illustrator (died 2000)
1915 - Grigory Frid, Russian pianist and composer (died 2012)
1918 - Hans Scholl, German activist (died 1943)
1918 - Henryk Szeryng, Polish-Mexican violinist and educator (died 1988)
1920 - Eric Baker, English activist, co-founded Amnesty International (died 1976)
1920 - Anders Lassen, Danish-English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (died 1945)
1920 - Bob Lemon, American baseball player and manager (died 2000)
1920 - William H. Riker, American political scientist and academic (died 1993)
1921 - Will Elder, American illustrator (died 2008)
1922 - David Sive, American environmentalist and lawyer (died 2014)
1923 - Dannie Abse, Welsh physician, poet, and author (died 2014)
1924 - Bernard Gauthier, French cyclist
1924 - Charles Keeping, English author and illustrator (died 1988)
1924 - Rosamunde Pilcher, English author
1924 - Charles Waterhouse, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (died 2013)
1924 - J. William Middendorf, American soldier and politician, 14th United States Secretary of the Navy
1924 - Ray Wetzel, American trumpet player and composer (died 1951)
1925 - Virginia Capers, American actress and singer (died 2004)
1926 - Maria Charles, English actress and director
1926 - Leila Hadley, American author (died 2009)
1926 - Bill Smith, American clarinet player and composer
1927 - Gordon Astall, English footballer and coach
1927 - Tommy Lasorda, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1928 - Eric Broadley, English engineer and businessman, founded Lola Cars
1928 - James Lawson, American activist, author, and academic
1928 - Eugene Roche, American actor (died 2004)
1929 - Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (died 1986)
1929 - Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycle road racer
1930 - Joni James, American singer
1930 - T. S. Sinnathuray, Judge of the High Court of Singapore (died 2016)
1931 - Ashokamitran, Indian author
1931 - Fay Weldon, English author and playwright
1931 - George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, Scottish banker and politician, Secretary of State for Defence (died 2003)
1932 - Algirdas Brazauskas, Lithuanian politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (died 2010)
1932 - Ingemar Johansson, Swedish boxer (died 2009)
1933 - Leonardo Balada, Spanish-American composer and educator
1933 - T. Cullen Davis, American businessman
1933 - Carmelo Simeone, Argentinian footballer (died 2014)
1933 - Jesco von Puttkamer, German-American engineer (died 2012)
1934 - Jack McGregor, American captain, lawyer, and politician
1934 - Lute Olson, American basketball player and coach
1934 - T. Somasekaram, Sri Lankan geographer and politician, 37th Surveyor General of Sri Lanka (died 2010)
1936 - Maurice Evans, English footballer and manager (died 2000)
1938 - Gene Mingo, American football player
1939 - Bogdan Baltazar, Romanian economist and engineer (died 2012)
1939 - Deborah Lavin, South African-English historian and academic
1939 - Gilbert E. Patterson, American bishop (died 2007)
1939 - Junko Tabei, Japanese mountaineer
1940 - Anna Karina, Danish-French actress, director, and screenwriter
1941 - Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Bulgarian soprano and actress
1941 - Jeremiah Wright, American pastor and theologian
1942 - Candida Lycett Green, Irish-British journalist and author (died 2014)
1942 - Wu Ma, Chinese actor, director, producer and screenwriter (died 2014)
1942 - George Erik Rupp, American theologian and academic
1942 - Rubén Salazar Gómez, Colombian cardinal
1942 - Marlena Shaw, American singer
1942 - David Stern, American lawyer and businessman
1943 - Toni Basil, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1943 - Barry Cable, Australian footballer and coach
1943 - Paul Hoffert, American keyboard player, composer, and academic (Lighthouse)
1944 - Brian Gibson, English director, producer, and screenwriter (died 2004)
1946 - King Sunny Adé, Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946 - Dan Baker, American sportscaster
1946 - Larry Dierker, American baseball player and manager
1947 - Jo Beverley, English-Canadian author
1947 - David Drewry, English glaciologist and geophysicist
1947 - Robert Morace, American author and academic
1948 - Denis Burke, Australian soldier and politician, 6th Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
1948 - Jim Byrnes, American guitarist and actor
1948 - Mark Phillips, English horse rider and journalist
1949 - James Cartwright, American general
1949 - Jim McGinty, Australian lawyer and politician, Attorney-General of Western Australia
1951 - David Coverdale, English singer-songwriter (Whitesnake, Deep Purple, and Coverdale•Page)
1951 - Bobby Radcliff, American singer and guitarist
1952 - Bob Goodlatte, American lawyer and politician
1952 - Gary Holton, English singer-songwriter and actor (Heavy Metal Kids) (died 1985)
1952 - Paul Le Mat, American actor
1952 - Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean singer-songwriter and actor
1952 - Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Thai political scientist and politician, 15th Governor of Bangkok
1953 - Richard Fairbrass, English singer-songwriter (Right Said Fred)
1953 - Ségolène Royal, French politician
1954 - Shari Belafonte, American actress and singer
1954 - Randy Lanier, American race car driver and drug trafficker
1955 - Jeffrey Leonard, American baseball player and coach
1956 - Debby Boone, American singer, actress, and author
1956 - Robert Bowlin, American guitarist and fiddler (The Time Jumpers)
1956 - Doug Wimbish, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Living Colour and Tackhead)
1957 - Steve Carney, English footballer (died 2013)
1957 - Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter, author, and actor (The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Grinderman)
1957 - Johnette Napolitano, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Concrete Blonde)
1957 - Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist and manager
1958 - Andrea Bocelli, Italian singer-songwriter and producer
1958 - Neil Cavuto, American journalist and author
1958 - Christian Dozzler, Austrian-American singer-songwriter
1958 - Lynn Herring, American model and actress, Miss Virginia USA 1977
1958 - Joan Jett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress (The Runaways)
1959 - Tai Babilonia, American figure skater and talk show host
1959 - Saul Perlmutter, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate
1960 - Scott Baio, American actor
1960 - Ernest Martin, American murderer (died 2003)
1961 - Vince Coleman, American baseball player
1961 - Liam Fox, Scottish physician and politician, Secretary of State for Defence
1961 - Bonnie Hunt, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1961 - Diane Lemieux, Canadian lawyer and politician
1961 - Catherine Oxenberg, American-British actress
1961 - Michael Torke, American composer
1962 - Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster (died 2016)
1962 - Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian journalist
1962 - Marq Torien, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (BulletBoys and Ratt)
1964 - Paul Bonhomme, British competitive pilot
1964 - Juha Turunen, Finnish lawyer and politician
1964 - Ken Vandermark, American saxophonist and composer
1965 - Dan Bucatinsky, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1965 - Andy Cairns, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Therapy?)
1965 - Andrii Deshchytsia, Ukrainian politician and diplomat, Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1965 - Tony Drago, Maltese snooker player
1965 - Mark Guthrie, American baseball player
1965 - Robert Satcher, American physician, engineer, and astronaut
1966 - Ruth Jones, Welsh actress, producer, and screenwriter
1966 - Wes Platt, American game designer (OtherSpace)
1966 - Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer and manager
1966 - Mike Richter, American ice hockey player
1967 - Matt Besser, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1967 - Rickard Rydell, Swedish race car driver
1967 - Félix Savón, Cuban boxer
1969 - Sue Perkins, English comedian, actress, and radio host
1969 - Tuomas Kantelinen, Finnish composer and conductor
1969 - Matt Sharp, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Weezer, The Rentals, and Goldenboy)
1970 - Mike Matheny, American baseball player and manager
1970 - Hitro Okesene, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1970 - Rupert Penry-Jones, English actor
1970 - Emmanuel Petit, French footballer
1971 - Elizabeth Bear, American author and poet
1971 - Chesney Hawkes, English singer-songwriter and actor
1971 - Toomas Krõm, Estonian footballer
1971 - Ted Leonard, American singer-songwriter (Enchant, Spock's Beard, and Thought Chamber)
1971 - Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
1973 - Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer-songwriter and actress (died 2014)
1973 - Blake Sennett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Rilo Kiley and The Elected)
1973 - Stéfan Louw, South African tenor and producer
1974 - Kostas Kaiafas, Cypriot footballer and manager
1975 - Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
1975 - Svilen Noev, Bulgarian singer-songwriter (Ostava)
1975 - Bob Sapp, American football player, wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor
1976 - David Berkeley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976 - Mo Collins, American football player and coach (died 2014)
1976 - Xiao Huang-Chi, Taiwanese singer-songwriter
1976 - Martin Solveig, French DJ and producer
1976 - Wowie de Guzman, Filipino actor and dancer
1977 - Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby player
1978 - Ed Joyce, Irish cricketer
1978 - Harry Kewell, Australian footballer and coach
1979 - Emilie Autumn, American singer-songwriter, violinist, and poet
1979 - Swin Cash, American basketball player
1979 - Michael Graziadei, German-American actor
1980 - Francesco D'Isa, Italian painter and journalist
1980 - Ray Foley, Irish radio and television host
1980 - Fernanda Tavares, Brazilian model and actress
1980 - Svenja Weidemann, German tennis player
1981 - Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (Kanjani Eight)
1981 - Ingrid Vetlesen, Norwegian soprano
1982 - Domenic Cassisi, Australian footballer
1982 - Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer
1982 - Billie Piper, English actress and singer
1982 - Maarten Stekelenburg, Dutch footballer
1983 - Rianti Cartwright, Indonesian actress, model and presenter
1983 - Will Farquarson English bass player (Bastille)
1983 - Eriko Imai, Japanese singer (Speed)
1984 - Theresa Fu, Chinese singer and actress (Cookies)
1984 - Ross Jarman, English drummer and songwriter (The Cribs)
1984 - Thiago Silva, Brazilian footballer
1984 - Laura Vandervoort, Canadian actress and producer
1985 - Matteo Cavagna, Italian footballer
1985 - Rima Fakih, Lebanese-American model and wrestler, Miss USA 2010
1985 - Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer
1985 - Jamie Mackie, Scottish footballer
1985 - Tatiana Maslany, Canadian actress
1985 - Ibragim Todashev, Russian-American mixed martial artist (died 2013)
1987 - Derick Brassard, Canadian ice hockey player
1987 - Stefan Denifl, Austrian cyclist
1987 - Alfred Rainer, Austrian soldier and skier (died 2008)
1988 - Nikita Andreyev, Russian footballer
1988 - Bethany Dillon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1988 - Mohamed Faisal, Maldivian footballer
1988 - Ali Fasir, Maldivian footballer
1989 - Kim Hyo-yeon, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Girls' Generation)
1989 - Sabine Lisicki, German tennis player
1990 - Denard Robinson, American football player
1994 - Jr., South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Got7 and JJ Project)
1994 - Ralf Tribuntsov, Estonian swimmer
1997 - Maris Racal, Filipina teen actress
1999 - Tallan Latz, Canadian-American guitarist

Deaths

189 - He Jin, Chinese general and regent (born 135)
1072 - Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian, poet, and politician (born 1007)
1345 - Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, English politician, Lord High Steward (born 1281)
1399 - Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician, Earl Marshal of The United Kingdom (born 1366)
1520 - Selim I, Ottoman sultan (born 1465)
1539 - Guru Nanak, Pakistani religious leader, founded Sikhism (born 1469)
1554 - Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer (born 1510)
1566 - Johannes Agricola, German theologian and academic (born 1494)
1607 - Alessandro Allori, Italian painter and educator (born 1535)
1662 - John Biddle, English minister and theologian (born 1615)
1692 - Martha Corey, American woman accused of witchcraft (born 1620)
1703 - Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and physicist (born 1622)
1774 - Pope Clement XIV (born 1705)
1776 - Nathan Hale, American soldier (born 1755)
1777 - John Bartram, American botanist and explorer (born 1699)
1828 - Shaka Zulu, Zulu chieftain and monarch of the Zulu Kingdom (born 1787)
1852 - William Tierney Clark, English engineer, designed the Hammersmith Bridge (born 1783)
1872 - Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer and linguist (born 1801)
1873 - Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss lawyer and politician (born 1801)
1881 - Solomon L. Spink, American lawyer and politician (born 1831)
1914 - Alain-Fournier, French soldier and author (born 1886)
1919 - Alajos Gáspár, Hungarian-Slovene author and poet (born 1848)
1952 - Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, Finnish lawyer, judge, and politician, 1st President of Finland (born 1865)
1956 - Frederick Soddy, English chemist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1877)
1957 - Soemu Toyoda, Japanese admiral (born 1885)
1961 - Marion Davies, American actress, singer, and producer (born 1897)
1969 - Adolfo López Mateos, Mexican politician, 48th President of Mexico (born 1909)
1973 - Paul van Zeeland, Belgian lawyer, economist, and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Belgium (born 1893)
1981 - Harry Warren, American composer and songwriter (born 1893)
1987 - Hákun Djurhuus, Faroese educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (born 1908)
1987 - Dan Rowan, American actor and producer (born 1922)
1988 - Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani psychoanalyst, scholar, and poet (born 1914)
1989 - Ambrose Folorunsho Alli, Nigerian academic and politician (born 1929)
1989 - Irving Berlin, Russian-born American composer and songwriter (born 1888)
1992 - Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (born 1948)
1993 - Maurice Abravanel, Greek-American pianist and conductor (born 1903)
1994 - Leonard Feather, English-American pianist, composer, producer, and journalist (born 1914)
1996 - Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Latvian-Canadian ballerina, choreographer, and director (born 1924)
1996 - Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer (born 1914)
1999 - George C. Scott, American actor, director, and producer (born 1927)
2001 - Isaac Stern, Polish-Ukrainian violinist and conductor (born 1920)
2002 - Jan de Hartog, Dutch-American author and playwright (born 1914)
2003 - Gordon Jump, American actor (born 1932)
2003 - Hugo Young, English journalist and author (born 1938)
2004 - Big Boss Man, American wrestler (born 1962)
2004 - Pete Schoening, American mountaineer (born 1927)
2006 - Edward Albert, American actor (born 1951)
2006 - Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player and educator (born 1950)
2007 - Marcel Marceau, French mime and actor (born 1923)
2008 - Thomas Dörflein, German zookeeper (born 1963)
2008 - Prince Michael Andreevich of Russia (born 1920)
2008 - Petrus Schaesberg, German painter, historian, and educator (born 1967)
2009 - Edward Delaney, Irish sculptor (born 1930)
2010 - Eddie Fisher, American singer (born 1928)
2010 - Vyacheslav Tsaryov, Russian footballer (born 1971)
2011 - Whatumoana Paki, New Zealand husband of Te Atairangikaahu (born 1927)
2011 - Knut Steen, Norwegian sculptor (born 1924)
2011 - Vesta Williams, American singer-songwriter and actress (born 1957)
2012 - Hector Abhayavardhana, Sri Lankan theorist and academic (born 1919)
2012 - Irving Adler, American mathematician, author, and academic (born 1913)
2012 - Juan H. Cintrón García, Puerto Rican businessman and politician, 126th Mayor of Ponce (born 1919)
2012 - Grigory Frid, Russian pianist and composer (born 1915)
2012 - Jan Hendrik van den Berg, Dutch psychiatrist and academic (born 1914)
2013 - Gary Brandner, American author and screenwriter (born 1930)
2013 - Jane Connell, American actress and singer (born 1925)
2013 - David H. Hubel, Canadian-American neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1926)
2013 - Álvaro Mutis, Colombian-Mexican author and poet (born 1923)
2013 - Dave Nichol, Canadian businessman (born 1940)
2013 - Hans Erich Slany, German industrial designer, founded TEAMS Design (born 1926)
2014 - Fernando Cabrita, Portuguese footballer and manager (born 1923)
2014 - Sahana Pradhan, Nepalese politician, Nepalese Minister of Foreign Affairs (born 1927)
2014 - Erik van der Wurff, Dutch pianist, composer, and conductor (born 1945)
2014 - Hans E. Wallman, Swedish director, producer, and composer (born 1936)
2015 - Yogi Berra, American baseball player, coach, and manager (born 1925)
2015 - Joe LeSage, American lawyer and politician (born 1928)
2015 - James David Santini, American lawyer and politician (born 1937)
2015 - Richard G. Scott, American engineer and religious leader (born 1928)
2015 - Phyllis Tickle, American author and academic (born 1934)