|On This Day|
Today is 25 March 2019, and this is some of what happened.
Events421 - Venice is founded at twelve o'clock noon, according to legend.
708 - Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope.
717 - Theodosius III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy.
1199 - Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6.
1306 - Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scots (Scotland).
1409 - The Council of Pisa opens.
1555 - The city of Valencia is founded in present-day Venezuela.
1576 - Jerome Savage takes out a sub-lease to start the Newington Butts Theatre outside London.
1584 - Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia.
1634 - The first settlers arrive in Maryland.
1655 - Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
1802 - The Treaty of Amiens is signed as a "Definitive Treaty of Peace" between France and the United Kingdom.
1807 - The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
1807 - The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger-carrying railway in the world.
1811 - Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
1821 - (Julian calendar) Traditional date of the start of the Greek War of Independence. The war had actually begun on 23 February 1821. The date was chosen in the early years of the Greek state so that it falls on the day of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, strengthening the ties between the Greek Orthodox Church and the newly founded state.
1865 - American Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate forces temporarily capture Fort Stedman from the Union.
1894 - Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington, D.C.
1911 - In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
1914 - Aris is founded in Thessaloniki.
1917 - The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811.
1918 - The Belarusian People's Republic is established.
1924 - On the anniversary of Greek Independence, Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the Second Hellenic Republic.
1931 - The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
1941 - The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.
1947 - An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111.
1948 - The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
1949 - The extensive deportation campaign known as March deportation is conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to force collectivisation by way of terror. The Soviet authorities deport more than 92,000 people from the Baltics to remote areas of the Soviet Union.
1957 - United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on obscenity grounds.
1957 - The European Economic Community is established with West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg as the first members.
1958 - Canada's Avro Arrow makes its first flight.
1965 - Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
1969 - During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
1971 - Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistan Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians.
1971 - The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.
1975 - Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew.
1979 - The first fully functional Space Shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
1988 - The Candle demonstration in Bratislava is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
1990 - The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in The Bronx, New York City.
1992 - The Pakistan national cricket team wins the 1992 Cricket World Cup at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
1992 - Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
1993 - Warrington bomb victim Tim Parry dies five days after an IRA bomb detonated on 20 March 1993 in the second of the Warrington bomb attacks.
1995 - WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham.
1996 - An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins.
1996 - The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
2006 - Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
2006 - Protesters demanding a new election in Belarus, following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006, clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested.
Births1252 - Conradin, German son of Conrad IV of Germany (died 1268)
1259 - Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (died 1332)
1297 - Andronikos III Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (died 1341)
1297 - Arnot of Pardubice, Polish archbishop (died 1364)
1345 - Blanche of Lancaster (died 1369)
1347 - Catherine of Siena, Italian philosopher, theologian, and saint (died 1380)
1479 - Vasili III of Russia (died 1533)
1538 - Christopher Clavius, German mathematician and astronomer (died 1612)
1541 - Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (died 1587)
1545 - John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (died 1622)
1593 - Jean de Brébeuf, French-Canadian missionary and saint (died 1649)
1611 - Evliya Çelebi, Ottoman Turk traveller and writer (died 1682)
1643 - Louis Moréri, French priest and scholar (died 1680)
1661 - Paul de Rapin, French soldier and historian (died 1725)
1699 - Johann Adolph Hasse, German singer-songwriter (died 1783)
1741 - Jean-Antoine Houdon, French sculptor and educator (died 1828)
1767 - Joachim Murat, French general (died 1815)
1782 - Caroline Bonaparte, French daughter of Carlo Buonaparte (died 1839)
1800 - Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen, German geologist and academic (died 1889)
1808 - José de Espronceda, Spanish poet and author (died 1842)
1824 - Clinton L. Merriam, American banker and politician (died 1900)
1840 - Myles Keogh, Irish-American colonel (died 1876)
1863 - Simon Flexner, American physician and academic (died 1946)
1867 - Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor, designed Mount Rushmore (died 1941)
1867 - Arturo Toscanini, Italian-American cellist and conductor (died 1957)
1868 - Bill Lockwood, English cricketer (died 1932)
1871 - Louis Perrée, French fencer (died 1924)
1872 - Horatio Nelson Jackson, American race car driver and physician (died 1955)
1873 - Rudolf Rocker, German-American author and activist (died 1958)
1876 - Irving Baxter, American jumper and pole vaulter (died 1957)
1877 - Walter Little, Canadian politician (died 1961)
1878 - Frantilek Janda-Suk, Czech discus thrower and shot putter (died 1955)
1879 - Amedee Reyburn, American swimmer and water polo player (died 1920)
1881 - Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist and composer (died 1945)
1881 - Patrick Henry Bruce, American painter and educator (died 1936)
1881 - Mary Webb, English author and poet (died 1927)
1892 - Andy Clyde, Scottish-American actor and singer (died 1967)
1893 - Johannes Villemson, Estonian runner (died 1971)
1895 - Siegfried Handloser, German general and physician (died 1954)
1897 - Leslie Averill, New Zealand doctor and soldier (died 1981)
1898 - Marcelle Narbonne, Algerian-French super-centenarian (died 2012)
1899 - K. S. Arulnandhy, Sri Lankan academic (died 1972)
1899 - Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (died 1978)
1899 - François Rozet, French-Canadian actor (died 1994)
1901 - Ed Begley, American actor (died 1970)
1903 - Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (died 2001)
1903 - Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Ukrainian-American theologian and scholar (died 1990)
1905 - Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, German colonel (died 1944)
1906 - Jean Sablon, French singer and actor (died 1994)
1906 - A. J. P. Taylor, English historian and academic (died 1990)
1908 - Helmut Käutner, German actor and director (died 1980)
1908 - David Lean, English director, producer, and screenwriter (died 1991)
1910 - Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (died 2014)
1910 - Benzion Netanyahu, Polish-Israeli historian and academic (died 2012)
1911 - Jack Ruby, American murderer (died 1967)
1912 - Melita Norwood, English civil servant and spy (died 2005)
1912 - Jean Vilar, French actor and director (died 1971)
1913 - Reo Stakis, Cypriot-Scottish businessman, founded Stakis Hotels (died 2001)
1914 - Norman Borlaug, American agronomist and humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate (died 2009)
1916 - S. M. Pandit, Indian painter and educator (died 1993)
1918 - Howard Cosell, American soldier, journalist, and author (died 1995)
1920 - Paul Scott, English author, poet, and playwright (died 1978)
1920 - Patrick Troughton, English actor (died 1987)
1921 - Nancy Kelly, American actress (died 1995)
1921 - Alexandra of Yugoslavia (died 1993)
1921 - Simone Signoret, German-French actress (died 1985)
1922 - Eileen Ford, American businesswoman, co-founded Ford Models (died 2014)
1923 - Bonnie Guitar, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1923 - Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (died 2003)
1924 - Roberts Blossom, American actor (died 2011)
1925 - Flannery O'Connor, American short story writer and novelist (died 1964)
1925 - Anthony Quinton, Baron Quinton, English physician and philosopher (died 2010)
1926 - Riz Ortolani, Italian composer and conductor (died 2014)
1926 - László Papp, Hungarian boxer (died 2003)
1926 - Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet and politician (died 1999)
1926 - Gene Shalit, American journalist and critic
1927 - P. Shanmugam, Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Puducherry (died 2013)
1928 - Jim Lovell, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
1928 - Gunnar Nielsen, Danish runner and typographer (died 1985)
1929 - Cecil Taylor, American pianist and composer
1930 - David Burge, American pianist, composer, and conductor (died 2013)
1930 - Carlo Mauri, Italian mountaineer and explorer (died 1982)
1930 - Rudy Minarcin, American baseball player and coach (died 2013)
1931 - Humphrey Burton, English radio and television host
1931 - Paul Motian, American drummer and composer (died 2011)
1931 - Tom Wilson, American record producer (died 1978)
1932 - Penelope Gilliatt, English novelist, short story writer, and critic (died 1993)
1932 - Wes Santee, American runner (died 2010)
1934 - Johnny Burnette, American singer-songwriter (The Rock and Roll Trio) (died 1964)
1934 - Bernard King, Australian actor and chef (died 2002)
1934 - Karlheinz Schreiber, German-Canadian businessman
1934 - Gloria Steinem, American feminist activist, co-founded the Women's Media Center
1935 - Gabriel Elorde, Filipino boxer (died 1985)
1936 - Carl Kaufmann, American-German sprinter (died 2008)
1937 - Tom Monaghan, American businessman, founded Domino's Pizza
1938 - Hoyt Axton, American singer-songwriter and actor (died 1999)
1938 - Daniel Buren, French sculptor and painter
1938 - Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian race car driver
1939 - Toni Cade Bambara, American author, academic, and activist (died 1995)
1939 - D. C. Fontana, American screenwriter and producer
1940 - Anita Bryant, American singer and activist
1941 - Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian sociologist and politician, Norwegian Minister of Education and Research
1942 - Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1942 - Richard O'Brien, English actor and screenwriter
1942 - Kim Woodburn, English television host
1943 - William H. Ginsburg, American lawyer (died 2013)
1943 - Paul Michael Glaser, American actor and director
1944 - Ayla Dikmen, Turkish singer (died 1990)
1945 - Leila Diniz, Brazilian actress (died 1972)
1946 - Cliff Balsom, English footballer
1946 - Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and author (died 2010)
1946 - Stephen Hunter, American author and critic
1946 - Maurice Krafft, French volcanologist (died 1991)
1946 - Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (died 1995)
1947 - Richard Cork, English historian and critic
1947 - Elton John, English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor
1948 - Bonnie Bedelia, American actress
1948 - Farooq Sheikh, Indian actor and philanthropist (died 2013)
1949 - Ronnie Flanagan, Northern Irish Chief Constable (Royal Irish Constabulary, Police Service of Northern Ireland)
1950 - Chuck Greenberg, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (Shadowfax) (died 1995)
1950 - Ronnie McDowell, American singer-songwriter
1950 - David Paquette, American-New Zealand pianist
1951 - Jumbo Tsuruta, Japanese wrestler (died 2000)
1951 - Maizie Williams, Montserratian-English singer and model (Boney M.)
1952 - Jung Chang, Chinese-English author and academic
1952 - Stephen Dorrell, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Health
1952 - Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician, philosopher, and politician, Mayor of Bogotá
1952 - Peter Vallentyne, American philosopher and academic
1953 - Robert Fox, English producer and manager
1953 - Haroon Rasheed, Pakistani cricketer and coach
1954 - Elli Stai, Greek journalist and talk show host
1954 - Thom Loverro, American journalist and author
1954 - Tim White, American wrestling referee and producer
1954 - Angela Wynter, English actress
1955 - Daniel Boulud, French chef and author
1955 - Lee Mazzilli, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1956 - Matthew Garber, British actor (died 1977)
1957 - Christina Boxer, English runner and journalist
1957 - Jonathan Michie, English economist and academic
1957 - Aleksandr Puchkov, Russian hurdler
1957 - Jim Uhls, American screenwriter and producer
1958 - Susie Bright, American journalist, author, and critic
1958 - Sisy Chen, Taiwanese journalist and politician
1958 - María Caridad Colón, Cuban javelin thrower and shot putter
1958 - John Ensign, American physician and politician
1958 - James McDaniel, American actor and director
1958 - Margaret Ritchie, Northern Irish politician (Northern Ireland Assembly)
1958 - Ray Tanner, American baseball player and coach
1958 - Åsa Torstensson, Swedish politician, 3rd Swedish Minister for Infrastructure
1960 - Steve Norman, English saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (Spandau Ballet)
1960 - Peter O'Brien, Australian actor
1961 - Mark Brooks, American golfer
1961 - Reggie Fils-Aimé, American president of Nintendo of America
1961 - Fred Goss, American actor, director, and producer
1961 - Linda Sue Park, American author and poet
1962 - Marcia Cross, American actress
1962 - David Nuttall, English lawyer and politician
1963 - Karen Bruce, English dancer and choreographer
1964 - Kate DiCamillo, American author
1963 - Velle Kadalipp, Estonian architect
1964 - Lisa Gay Hamilton, American actress and director
1964 - René Meulensteen, Dutch footballer and coach
1964 - Alex Solis, Panamanian-American jockey
1964 - Ken Wregget, Canadian ice hockey player
1965 - Avery Johnson, American basketball player and coach
1965 - Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgarian high jumper
1965 - Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress, producer, and designer
1966 - Frank Ferrer, American drummer (Guns N' Roses, The Psychedelic Furs, Love Spit Love, and The Beautiful)
1966 - Tom Glavine, American baseball player and sportscaster
1966 - Humberto González, Mexican boxer
1966 - Jeff Healey, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Jeff Healey Band) (died 2008)
1966 - Tatjana Patitz, German model and actress
1966 - Anton Rogan, Northern Irish footballer
1967 - Matthew Barney, American sculptor and photographer
1967 - Doug Stanhope, American comedian and actor
1967 - Debi Thomas, American figure skater and physician
1969 - George Chlitsios, Greek conductor and composer
1969 - Dale Davis, American basketball player
1969 - Cathy Dennis, English singer-songwriter and actress
1969 - Jeffrey Walker, English singer-songwriter and bass player (Carcass, Blackstar, and Electro Hippies)
1970 - Magnus Larsson, Swedish golfer
1971 - Stacy Dragila, American pole vaulter and coach
1971 - Cammi Granato, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
1971 - Sheryl Swoopes, American basketball player and coach
1972 - Giniel de Villiers, South African race car driver
1972 - Phil O'Donnell, Scottish footballer (died 2007)
1973 - Michaela Dorfmeister, Austrian skier
1973 - Anders Fridén, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer (In Flames, Passenger, Dark Tranquillity, and Ceremonial Oath)
1973 - Bob Sura, American basketball player
1973 - Dolunay Soysert, Turkish actress
1974 - Serge Betsen, Cameroonian-French rugby player
1974 - Lark Voorhies, American actress and singer
1975 - Ladislav Benýek, Czech ice hockey player
1975 - Melanie Blatt, English singer-songwriter and actress (All Saints)
1975 - Erika Heynatz, Papua New Guinean-Australian model, actress, and singer
1976 - Francie Bellew, Irish footballer
1976 - Lars Figura, German sprinter
1976 - Baek Ji-young, South Korean singer
1976 - Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer
1976 - Gigi Leung, Hong Kong singer and actress
1976 - Rima Wakarua, New Zealand-Italian rugby player
1977 - Natalie Clein, English cellist and educator
1977 - Andrew Lindsay, Scottish rower
1978 - Gennaro Delvecchio, Italian footballer
1979 - Muriel Hurtis-Houairi, French sprinter
1979 - Lee Pace, American actor
1980 - Carrie Lam, Hong Kong actress
1980 - Kathrine Sørland, Norwegian fashion model, TV presenter and beauty queen
1981 - Casey Neistat, American film director, producer and YouTube vlogger
1982 - Sean Faris, American actor
1982 - Danica Patrick, American race car driver
1982 - Álvaro Saborío, Costa Rican footballer
1982 - Jenny Slate, American actress and screenwriter
1983 - Mickaël Hanany, French high jumper
1983 - Tommy Johnagin, American comedian
1984 - Katharine McPhee, American singer-songwriter and actress
1984 - Liam Messam, New Zealand rugby player
1985 - Carmen Rasmusen, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress
1985 - Diana Rennik, Estonian figure skater
1986 - Marco Belinelli, Italian basketball player
1986 - Megan Gibson, American softball player
1986 - Kyle Lowry, American basketball player
1986 - Mickey Paea, Australian rugby league player
1987 - Jacob Bagersted, Danish handball player
1987 - Jason Castro, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1987 - Victor Obinna, Nigerian footballer
1987 - Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater
1988 - Ryan Lewis, American DJ and producer (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis)
1988 - Mitchell Watt, Australian long jumper
1988 - Arthur Zeiler, German rugby player
1989 - Aly Michalka, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (78violet)
1989 - Scott Sinclair, English footballer
1990 - Mehmet Ekici, Turkish footballer
1990 - Alexander Esswein, German footballer
1993 - Jacob Gagan, Australian rugby league player
1993 - Sam Johnstone, English footballer
1994 - Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Canadian skier
Deaths1223 - Afonso II of Portugal (born 1185)
1458 - Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana, Spanish poet and politician (born 1398)
1558 - Marcos de Niza, French friar and explorer (born 1495)
1603 - Ikoma Chikamasa, Japanese daimyo (born 1526)
1609 - Olaus Martini, Swedish archbishop (born 1557)
1620 - Johannes Nucius, German composer and theorist (born 1556)
1625 - Giambattista Marino, Italian poet and author (born 1569)
1677 - Wenceslaus Hollar, Czech-English painter and etcher (born 1607)
1712 - Nehemiah Grew, English anatomist and physiologist (born 1641)
1732 - Lucy Filippini, Italian saint (born 1672)
1736 - Nicholas Hawksmoor, English architect, designed Easton Neston and Christ Church (born 1661)
1738 - Turlough O'Carolan, Irish harp player and composer (born 1670)
1751 - Frederick I of Sweden (born 1676)
1801 - Novalis, German poet and author (born 1772)
1818 - Caspar Wessel, Norwegian-Danish mathematician and cartographer (born 1745)
1848 - Albine de Montholon, French wife of Charles Tristan, marquis de Montholon (born 1779)
1860 - James Braid, Scottish-English surgeon (born 1795)
1873 - Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter and illustrator (born 1810)
1907 - Ernst von Bergmann, Latvian-German surgeon and academic (born 1836)
1908 - Durham Stevens, American diplomat (born 1851)
1914 - Frédéric Mistral, French lexicographer and poet, 1904 Nobel Prize laureate (born 1830)
1916 - Ishi, last of the Yahi, called "the last wild Indian in America" (born c. 1861)
1917 - Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American academic (born 1832)
1918 - Claude Debussy, French composer (born 1862)
1918 - Peter Martin, Australian footballer and soldier (born 1875)
1931 - Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Indian journalist and politician (born 1890)
1931 - Ida born Wells, American journalist and activist (born 1862)
1932 - Harriet Backer, Norwegian painter (born1845)
1942 - William Carr, American rower (born 1876)
1951 - Eddie Collins, American baseball player and manager (born 1887)
1956 - Lou Moore, American race car driver (born 1904)
1956 - Robert Newton, English actor (born 1905)
1957 - Max Ophüls, German-American director and screenwriter (born 1902)
1958 - Tom Brown, American trombonist (born 1888)
1964 - Charles Benjamin Howard, Canadian businessman and politician (born 1885)
1967 - Renato Cellini, Italian-American conductor (born 1913)
1969 - Billy Cotton, English singer, drummer, and bandleader (born 1899)
1969 - Max Eastman, American poet and activist (born 1883)
1973 - Jakob Sildnik, Estonian photographer and director (born 1883)
1973 - Edward Steichen, Luxembourgian-American photographer, painter, and curator (born 1879)
1975 - Juan Gaudino, Argentinian race car driver (born 1893)
1975 - Faisal of Saudi Arabia (born 1906)
1975 - Deiva Zivarattinam, Indian lawyer and politician (born 1894)
1976 - Josef Albers, German-American painter and educator (born 1888)
1979 - Robert Madgwick, Australian colonel and academic (born 1905)
1979 - Akinoumi Setsuo, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Yokozuna (born 1914)
1980 - Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist and psychologist (born 1901)
1980 - Walter Susskind, Czech-English conductor and educator (born 1913)
1980 - James Wright, American poet (born 1927)
1982 - Goodman Ace, American comedian and writer (born 1899)
1983 - Bob Waterfield, American football player and coach (born 1920)
1986 - Gloria Blondell, American actress and voice artist (born 1910)
1987 - A. W. Mailvaganam, Sri Lankan physicist and academic (born 1906)
1988 - Robert Joffrey, American dancer, choreographer, and director, co-founded the Joffrey Ballet (born 1930)
1991 - Marcel Lefebvre, French-Swiss archbishop (born 1905)
1992 - Nancy Walker, American actress, singer, and director (born 1922)
1994 - Angelines Fernández, Spanish-Mexican actress (born 1922)
1994 - Bernard Kangro, Estonian poet and journalist (born 1910)
1994 - Max Petitpierre, Swiss jurist and politician (born 1899)
1995 - James Samuel Coleman, American sociologist and academic (born 1926)
1995 - John Hugenholtz, Dutch engineer (born 1914)
1996 - John Snagge, English journalist (born 1904)
1998 - Max Green, Australian lawyer (born 1952)
1998 - Steven Schiff, American lawyer and politician (born 1947)
1999 - Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball player, coach, and manager (born 1936)
2000 - Helen Martin, American actress (born 1909)
2001 - Brian Trubshaw, English cricketer and pilot (born 1924)
2002 - Kenneth Wolstenholme, English journalist and sportscaster (born 1920)
2002 - Esmeray, Turkish singer (born 1949)
2005 - Paul Henning, American screenwriter and producer (born 1911)
2006 - Bob Carlos Clarke, Irish photographer (born 1950)
2006 - Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (born 1944)
2006 - Richard Fleischer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (born 1916)
2006 - Buck Owens, American singer and guitarist (The Buckaroos) (born 1929)
2007 - Andranik Margaryan, Armenian engineer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Armenia (born 1951)
2008 - Ben Carnevale, American basketball player and coach (born 1915)
2008 - Thierry Gilardi, French journalist and sportscaster (born 1958)
2008 - Abby Mann, American screenwriter and producer (born 1927)
2008 - Gene Puerling, American singer (The Hi-Lo's and The Singers Unlimited) (born 1929)
2008 - Herb Peterson, American businessman, created the McMuffin (born 1919)
2009 - Johnny Blanchard, American baseball player (born 1933)
2009 - Kosuke Koyama, Japanese-American theologian and academic (born 1929)
2009 - Dan Seals, American musician (Seals and Crofts) (born 1948)
2010 - Pål Bang-Hansen, Norwegian actor, director, screenwriter, and critic (born 1937)
2012 - Len E. Blaylock, American businessman and politician (born 1918)
2012 - Priscilla Buckley, American journalist and author (born 1921)
2012 - Hal E. Chester, American actor, director, and producer (born 1921)
2012 - John Crosfield, English businessman, founded Crosfield Electronics (born 1915)
2012 - Edd Gould, English animator and voice actor, founded Eddsworld (born 1988)
2012 - Antonio Tabucchi, Italian author and academic (born 1943)
2013 - Léonce Bernard, Canadian politician, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (born 1943)
2013 - Ben Goldfaden, American basketball player and educator (born 1913)
2013 - Anthony Lewis, American journalist and academic (born 1927)
2013 - Jean Pickering, English runner and long jumper (born 1929)
2013 - Jean-Marc Roberts, French author and screenwriter (born 1954)
2013 - Lou Sleater, American baseball player (born 1926)
2013 - John F. Wiley, American lieutenant, football player, and coach (born 1920)
2014 - Lorna Arnold, English historian and author (born 1915)
2014 - Hank Lauricella, American football player and politician (born 1930)
2014 - Eddie Lawrence, American actor, singer, and playwright (born 1919)
2014 - Jon Lord, Canadian businessman and politician (born 1956)
2014 - Sonny Ruberto, American baseball player, coach, and manager (born 1946)
2014 - Jonathan Schell, American journalist and author (born 1943)
2014 - Ralph Wilson, American businessman, founded the Buffalo Bills (born 1918)
2015 - Indra Bania, Indian actor, director, and playwright (born 1942)
2015 - George Fischbeck, American journalist and educator (born 1922)
2015 - Ron Suart, English footballer and manager (born 1920)
2016 - Shannon Bolin, American actress and singer (born 1917)