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On This Day

Today is 23 April 2018, and this is some of what happened.

Events

215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.
599 - Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul attacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico, defeating queen Yohl Ik'nal and sacking the city.
711 - Dagobert III is crowned King of the Franks.
1014 - Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
1016 - Edmund Ironside succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as king of England.
1343 - St. George's Night Uprising commences in the Duchy of Estonia.
1348 - The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St. George's Day.
1516 - The Bayerische Reinheitsgebot (regarding the ingredients of beer) is signed in Ingolstadt.
1521 - Battle of Villalar: King Charles I of Spain defeats the Comuneros.
1635 - The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston.
1655 - The Siege of Santo Domingo begins during the Anglo-Spanish War, and fails seven days later.
1660 - Treaty of Oliva is established between Sweden and Poland.
1661 - King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
1815 - The Second Serbian Uprising: A second phase of the national revolution of the Serbs against the Ottoman Empire, erupts shortly after the annexation of the country to the Ottoman Empire.
1910 - American President Theodore Roosevelt makes his "The Man in the Arena" speech.
1914 - First baseball game at Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park in Chicago.
1918 - World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.
1920 - The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara, Turkey. It denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces the preparation of a temporary constitution.
1927 - Cardiff City defeat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final, the only time it has been won by a team not based in England.
1932 - The 153-year-old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later.
1935 - The Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.
1940 - The Rhythm Club fire at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.
1941 - World War II: The Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.
1942 - World War II: Baedeker Blitz - German bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lübeck.
1945 - World War II: Adolf Hitler's designated successor Hermann Göring sends him a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich, which causes Hitler to replace him with Joseph Goebbels and Karl Dönitz.
1946 - Manuel Roxas is elected the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
1948 - United Nations Security Council Resolution 48 is adopted.
1949 - Chinese Civil War: Establishment of the People's Liberation Army Navy.
1951 - American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.
1955 - The Canadian Labour Congress is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour.
1961 - Algiers putsch by French generals.
1968 - Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.
1971 - Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army and Razakars massacre approximately 3,000 Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
1985 - Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than three months.
1990 - Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
1993 - Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
1993 - Sri Lankan politician Lalith Athulathmudali is assassinated while addressing a gathering, approximately four weeks ahead of the Provincial Council elections for the Western Province.
1997 - Omaria massacre in Algeria: Forty-two villagers are killed.
2005 - First YouTube video uploaded, titled "Me at the zoo".
2013 - At least 28 are dead and more than 70 are injured as violence breaks out in Hawija, Iraq.

Births

1141 - Malcolm IV of Scotland (died 1165)
1185 - Afonso II of Portugal (died 1223)
1408 - John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford (died 1462)
1464 - Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (died 1505)
1484 - Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician and scholar (died 1558)
1500 - Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian and academic (died 1565)
1516 - Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (died 1571)
1598 - Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral (died 1653)
1621 - William Penn, English admiral and politician (died 1670)
1628 - Johannes Hudde, Dutch mathematician and politician (died 1704)
1715 - Johann Friedrich Doles, German composer and conductor (died 1797)
1720 - Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi and author (died 1797)
1744 - Princess Charlotte Amalie Wilhelmine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön (died 1770)
1748 - Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (died 1794)
1791 - James Buchanan, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 15th President of the United States (died 1868)
1792 - Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (died 1882)
1794 - Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar and author (died 1856)
1805 - Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz, German philosopher and academic (died 1879)
1812 - Frederick Whitaker, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of New Zealand (died 1891)
1813 - Stephen A. Douglas, American educator and politician, 7th Illinois Secretary of State (died 1861)
1813 - Frédéric Ozanam, Italian-French historian and scholar (died 1853)
1819 - Edward Stafford, Scottish-New Zealand educator and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of New Zealand (died 1901)
1823 - Abdülmecid I, Ottoman sultan (died 1861)
1853 - Winthrop M. Crane, American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (died 1920)
1857 - Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (died 1919)
1858 - Max Planck, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1947)
1858 - Ethel Smyth, English composer (died 1944)
1860 - Justinian Oxenham, Australian public servant (died 1932)
1861 - Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, English field marshal and diplomat, British High Commissioner in Egypt (died 1936)
1861 - John Peltz, American baseball player and manager (died 1906)
1865 - Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (died 1943)
1867 - Johannes Fibiger, Danish physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1928)
1872 - Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, English harpsichord player (died 1951)
1876 - Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian and author (died 1925)
1880 - Michel Fokine, Russian dancer and choreographer (died 1942)
1882 - Albert Coates, English composer and conductor (died 1953)
1888 - Georges Vanier, Canadian general and politician, 19th Governor General of Canada (died 1967)
1889 - Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (died 1942)
1891 - Sergei Prokofiev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (died 1953)
1893 - Frank Borzage, American actor and director (died 1952)
1894 - Cow Cow Davenport, American singer and pianist (died 1955)
1894 - Basil Sydney, English actor (died 1968)
1895 - Johnny Hyde, Russian-American talent agent (died 1950)
1895 - Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand author and director (died 1982)
1897 - Lucius D. Clay, American general (died 1978)
1897 - Folke Jansson, Swedish triple jumper (died 1965)
1897 - Lester born Pearson, Canadian historian and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1972)
1899 - Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1979)
1899 - Minoru Shirota, Japanese physician and microbiologist, invented Yakult (died 1982)
1900 - Jim Bottomley, American baseball player and sportscaster (died 1959)
1900 - Joseph Green, Polish-American actor and director (died 1996)
1901 - E. born Ford, English biologist and geneticist (died 1988)
1902 - Halldór Laxness, Icelandic author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1998)
1903 - Guy Simonds, English-Canadian general (died 1974)
1904 - Cliff Bricker, Canadian runner (died 1980)
1904 - Louis Muhlstock, Polish-Canadian painter (died 2001)
1904 - Duncan Renaldo, American actor (died 1985)
1907 - Lee Miller, American model and photographer (died 1977)
1907 - Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor, designed the Wotruba Church (died 1975)
1908 - Myron Waldman, American animator and director (died 2006)
1910 - Simone Simon, French actress (died 2005)
1911 - Ronald Neame, English-American director, cinematographer, producer, and screenwriter (died 2010)
1913 - Diosa Costello, Puerto Rican-American American entertainer, performer, producer and club owner (died 2013)
1915 - Arnold Alexander Hall, English engineer, academic, and businessman (died 2000)
1916 - Yiannis Moralis, Greek painter and educator (died 2009)
1917 - Dorian Leigh, American model (died 2008)
1917 - Tony Lupien, American baseball player and coach (died 2004)
1918 - Maurice Druon, French author and screenwriter (died 2009)
1919 - Oleg Penkovsky, Russian colonel (died 1963)
1920 - Eric Grant Yarrow, 3rd Baronet, English businessman
1921 - Cleto Bellucci, Italian archbishop (died 2013)
1921 - Janet Blair, American actress and singer (died 2007)
1921 - Warren Spahn, American baseball player and coach (died 2003)
1922 - Marjorie Cameron, American actress and occultist (died 1995)
1922 - Jack May, English actor (died 1997)
1923 - Dolph Briscoe, American lieutenant and politician, 41st Governor of Texas (died 2010)
1923 - Avram Davidson, American soldier and author (died 1993)
1924 - Chuck Harmon, American baseball player and scout
1924 - Bobby Rosengarden, American drummer and bandleader (died 2007)
1926 - J. P. Donleavy, Irish American novelist and playwright
1926 - Rifaat el-Mahgoub, Egyptian politician (died 1990)
1926 - Richard Laws, English mammalogist and academic (died 2014)
1928 - Shirley Temple, American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat (died 2014)
1929 - George Steiner, French-American philosopher, author, and critic
1930 - Michael Bowen, Gibraltarian-English archbishop
1930 - Alan Oppenheimer, American actor
1932 - Halston, American fashion designer (died 1990)
1932 - Jim Fixx, American runner and author (died 1984)
1933 - Annie Easley, American computer scientist, mathematician, and engineer (died 2011)
1934 - George Canseco, Filipino composer and producer (died 2004)
1934 - Fikret Hakan, Turkish actor, director, and screenwriter
1935 - Bunky Green, American saxophonist and educator
1936 - Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter (Traveling Wilburys) (died 1988)
1937 - Victoria Glendinning, English author and critic
1937 - David Mills, English cricketer (died 2013)
1937 - Barry Shepherd, Australian cricketer (died 2001)
1939 - Jorge Fons, Mexican director and screenwriter
1939 - Bill Hagerty, English journalist
1939 - Lee Majors, American actor
1940 - Michael Copps, American academic and politician
1940 - Dale Houston, American singer-songwriter (died 2007)
1940 - Michael Kadosh, Israeli footballer and manager (died 2014)
1941 - Jacqueline Boyer, French singer and actress
1941 - Arie den Hartog, Dutch road bicycle racer
1941 - Paavo Lipponen, Finnish journalist and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Finland
1941 - Michael Lynne, American film producer, co-founded New Line Cinema
1941 - Ed Stewart, English radio and television host (died 2016)
1941 - Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer and engineer (died 2016)
1942 - Sandra Dee, American model and actress (died 2005)
1943 - Gail Goodrich, American basketball player and coach
1943 - Tony Esposito, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1943 - Frans Koppelaar, Dutch painter
1943 - Delano Meriwether, American runner and physician
1943 - Hervé Villechaize, French actor (died 1993)
1944 - Jean-François Stévenin, French actor and director
1946 - Blair Brown, American actress
1946 - Richard Mottram, English civil servant
1947 - Robert Burgess, English sociologist and academic
1947 - Glenn Cornick, English bass player (Jethro Tull and Paris) (died 2014)
1947 - Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Irish republican activist; co-founder, Irish Republican Socialist Party (1974); British MP Mid Ulster (1969–74)
1947 - Carlton Sherwood, American soldier and journalist (died 2014)
1948 - Pascal Quignard, French author and screenwriter
1948 - Serge Thériault, Canadian actor
1949 - Paul Collier, English economist and academic
1949 - David Cross, English violinist (King Crimson)
1949 - John Miles, British rock music vocalist, songwriter and guitarist
1950 - Rowley Leigh, English chef and journalist
1950 - Barbara McIlvaine Smith, American politician
1952 - Narada Michael Walden, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
1953 - James Russo, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1954 - Tony Atlas, American bodybuilder and wrestler
1954 - Stephen Dalton, English air marshal
1954 - Michael Moore, American director, producer, and activist
1954 - Leni Robredo, Filipino politician
1955 - Judy Davis, Australian actress
1955 - Tony Miles, English chess player (died 2001)
1955 - Urmas Ott, Estonian journalist and author (died 2008)
1955 - Mike Smith, English radio and television host (died 2014)
1957 - Neville Brody, English graphic designer, typographer, and art director
1957 - Jan Hooks, American actress and singer (died 2014)
1957 - Kenji Kawai, Japanese composer and conductor
1957 - Kevin Meaney, American stand-up comedian and actor
1958 - Ryan Walter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1960 - Valerie Bertinelli, American actress
1960 - Steve Clark, English guitarist and songwriter (Def Leppard) (died 1991)
1960 - Barry Douglas, Irish pianist and conductor
1960 - Léo Jaime, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (João Penca e Seus Miquinhos Amestrados)
1960 - Claude Julien, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961 - Dirk Bach, German actor, singer, and screenwriter (died 2012)
1961 - Terry Gordy, American wrestler (died 2001)
1961 - George Lopez, American comedian, actor, and talk show host
1961 - Pierluigi Martini, Italian race car driver
1962 - John Hannah, Scottish actor and producer
1962 - Shaun Spiers, English businessman and politician
1963 - Paul Belmondo, French race car driver
1963 - Robby Naish, American windsurfer
1964 - Gianandrea Noseda, Italian pianist and conductor
1965 - Tommy DeCarlo, American singer-songwriter (Boston)
1966 - Jörg Deisinger, German bass player (Bonfire, Axel Rudi Pell)
1966 - Matt Freeman, American bass player (Operation Ivy, Rancid, Social Distortion, Basic Radio, Downfall, and Devils Brigade)
1966 - Jim Stynes, Irish-Australian footballer (died 2012)
1967 - Rheal Cormier, Canadian baseball player
1967 - Melina Kanakaredes, American actress
1968 - Bas Haring, Dutch philosopher, writer, television presenter and professor.
1968 - Ken McRae, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1968 - Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist, Oklahoma City bombing co-perpetrator (died 2001)
1969 - Martín López-Zubero, American-Spanish swimmer and coach
1969 - Arthur Phillips, American author
1969 - Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast
1969 - Richard Wolstencroft, Australian director and producer
1970 - Sadao Abe, Japanese actor and singer (Group Tamashii)
1970 - Dennis Culp, American singer-songwriter and trombonist (Five Iron Frenzy and Brave Saint Saturn)
1970 - Andrew Gee, Australian rugby league player and manager
1970 - Hans Välimäki, Finnish chef and author
1970 - Tayfur Havutçu, Turkish international footballer and manager
1971 - Uli Herzner, German-American fashion designer
1972 - Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet and playwright
1972 - Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer, actress, and fashion designer
1972 - Peter Dench, English photographer and journalist
1973 - Patrick Poulin, Canadian ice hockey player
1974 - Carlos Dengler, American bass player (Interpol)
1974 - Michael Kerr, New Zealand-German rugby player
1974 - Barry Watson, American actor and director
1975 - Jónsi, Icelandic singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sigur Rós and Jónsi & Alex)
1975 - Bobby Shaw, American football player
1976 - Aaron Dessner American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The National)
1976 - Bryce Dessner, American guitarist and songwriter (The National and Clogs)
1976 - Tesfaye Jifar, Ethiopian runner
1976 - Dirk van 't Klooster, Dutch baseball player
1977 - John Cena, American wrestler
1977 - Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player
1977 - David Kidwell, New Zealand rugby league player and coach
1977 - Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player
1977 - John Oliver, English-American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1977 - Kal Penn, Indian-American actor
1977 - Bram Schmitz, Dutch cyclist
1977 - Lee Young-pyo, South Korean footballer
1978 - Gezahegne Abera, Ethiopian runner
1979 - Barry Hawkins, English snooker player
1979 - Jaime King, American actress and model
1979 - Joanna Krupa, Polish-American model and television personality
1979 - Samppa Lajunen, Finnish skier
1979 - Lauri Ylönen, Finnish singer-songwriter (The Rasmus)
1981 - Sean Henn, American baseball player
1981 - Chris Sharma, American rock climber
1981 - Lady Gabriella Windsor, English journalist
1983 - Daniela Hantuchová, Slovak tennis player
1983 - Ian Henderson, English rugby league player
1983 - Aaron Hill, American actor
1984 - Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess player
1985 - Taio Cruz, English singer-songwriter and producer
1985 - Angel Locsin, Filipino actress, producer, and fashion designer
1986 - Sven Kramer, Dutch speed skater
1986 - Alysia Montaño, American runner
1986 - Jessica Stam, Canadian model and actress
1986 - Rafael Fernandes, Brazilian baseball player
1987 - Michael Arroyo, Ecuadorian footballer
1987 - John Boye, Ghanaian footballer
1987 - Emily Fox, American basketball player and cup stacker
1988 - Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer
1988 - Prince Buaben, Ghanaian footballer
1988 - Molly Burnett, American actress and singer
1988 - Steph Houghton, English footballer
1988 - Carla Quevedo, Argentine actress
1988 - Signe Ronka, Canadian figure skater
1988 - Lenka Wienerová, Slovak tennis player
1990 - Dev Patel, English actor
1990 - Matthew Underwood, American actor
1990 - Pikky Ya France, Namibian cricketer
1991 - Nathan Baker, English footballer
1991 - Caleb Johnson, American singer-songwriter
1991 - Paul Vaughan, Australian-Italian rugby league player
1992 - Syd tha Kyd, American singer, DJ, and producer (Odd Future and The Internet)
1994 - Patrick Olsen, Danish footballer
1995 - Gigi Hadid, American fashion model
1997 - Alex Ferris, Canadian actor
2003 - Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, Belgian princess

Deaths

303 - Saint George, Roman soldier and martyr (born 275)
711 - Childebert III, Frankish king (born 670)
725 - Wihtred of Kent (born 670)
871 - Æthelred of Wessex (born 837)
997 - Adalbert of Prague, Czech bishop, missionary, and saint (born 956)
1014 - Brian Boru, Irish king (born 941)
1016 - Æthelred the Unready, English son of Edgar the Peaceful (born 968)
1124 - Alexander I of Scotland (born 1078)
1151 - Adeliza of Louvain (born 1103)
1200 - Zhu Xi, Chinese philosopher (born 1130)
1217 - Inge II of Norway (born 1185)
1307 - Joan of Acre (born 1272)
1400 - Aubrey de Vere, 10th Earl of Oxford, English politician and noblemen (born c. 1338)
1407 - Olivier de Clisson, French soldier (born 1326)
1605 - Boris Godunov, Russian ruler (born 1551)
1616 - Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian historian and author (born 1539)
1616 - William Shakespeare, English actor, playwright, and poet (born 1564)
1625 - Maurice, Prince of Orange (born 1567)
1695 - Henry Vaughan, Welsh poet and author (born 1621)
1702 - Margaret Fell, English religious leader, founded the Religious Society of Friends (born 1614)
1781 - James Abercrombie, Scottish general and politician (born 1706)
1784 - Solomon I of Imereti (born 1735)
1792 - Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and author (born 1741)
1794 - Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French lawyer and politician (born 1721)
1827 - Georgios Karaiskakis, Greek general (born 1780)
1839 - Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French admiral and explorer (born 1768)
1850 - William Wordsworth, English poet and author (born 1770)
1889 - Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, French author and critic (born 1808)
1895 - Carl Ludwig, German physician and physiologist (born 1815)
1905 - Gédéon Ouimet, Canadian politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (born 1823)
1907 - Alferd Packer, American prospector (born 1842)
1915 - Rupert Brooke, English poet (born 1887)
1936 - Teresa de la Parra, French-Venezuelan author (born 1889)
1951 - Jules Berry, French actor and director (born 1883)
1951 - Charles G. Dawes, American banker and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1865)
1965 - George Adamski, Polish-American ufologist and author (born 1891)
1966 - George Ohsawa, Japanese founder of the Macrobiotic diet (born 1893)
1975 - William Hartnell, English actor (born 1908)
1979 - Blair Peach, New Zealand-English educator and activist (born 1946)
1981 - Josep Pla, Catalan journalist and author (born 1897)
1983 - Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (born 1908)
1984 - Red Garland, American pianist (Miles Davis Quintet) (born 1923)
1985 - Sam Ervin, American lawyer and politician (born 1896)
1986 - Harold Arlen, American composer (born 1905)
1986 - Jim Laker, English cricketer and sportscaster (born 1922)
1986 - Otto Preminger, Ukrainian-American actor, director, and producer (born 1906)
1990 - Paulette Goddard, American actress and philanthropist (born 1910)
1991 - Johnny Thunders, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers) (born 1952)
1992 - Satyajit Ray, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (born 1921)
1992 - Tanka Prasad Acharya, Nepalese politician, 27th Prime Minister of Nepal (born 1912)
1993 - Cesar Chavez, American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers (born 1927)
1995 - Douglas Lloyd Campbell, Canadian farmer and politician, 13th Premier of Manitoba (born 1895)
1995 - Howard Cosell, American lawyer and journalist (born 1918)
1995 - Riho Lahi, Estonian journalist (born 1904)
1995 - John C. Stennis, American lawyer and politician (born 1904)
1996 - Jean Victor Allard, Canadian general (born 1913)
1996 - P. L. Travers, Australian-English author and actress (born 1899)
1997 - Denis Compton, English cricketer and footballer (born 1918)
1998 - Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek lawyer and politician, 172nd Prime Minister of Greece (born 1907)
1998 - James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. (born 1928)
1998 - Thanassis Skordalos, Greek singer-songwriter and lyra player (born 1920)
2003 - Fernand Fonssagrives, French-American photographer (born 1910)
2004 - Herman Veenstra, Dutch water polo player (born 1911)
2005 - Joh Bjelke-Petersen, New Zealand-Australian politician, 31st Premier of Queensland (born 1911)
2005 - Robert Farnon, Canadian-English trumpet player, composer and conductor (born 1917)
2005 - Al Grassby, Australian journalist and politician (born 1928)
2005 - John Mills, English actor (born 1908)
2005 - Romano Scarpa, Italian author and illustrator (born 1927)
2005 - Earl Wilson, American baseball player, coach and educator (born 1934)
2006 - Phil Walden, American record producer and manager, co-founder of Capricorn Records (born 1940)
2007 - Paul Erdman, Canadian-American economist and author (born 1932)
2007 - David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (born 1934)
2007 - Peter Randall, English sergeant (born 1930)
2007 - Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician, 1st President of Russia (born 1931)
2010 - Peter Porter, Australian-born British poet (born 1929)
2011 - James Casey, English comedian, radio scriptwriter and producer (born 1922)
2011 - Tom King, American guitarist and songwriter (The Outsiders and The Starfires) (born 1943)
2011 - Geoffrey Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill, English businessman and politician (born 1921)
2011 - Max van der Stoel, Dutch politician and Minister of State (born 1924)
2011 - John Sullivan, English screenwriter and producer (born 1946)
2012 - Lillemor Arvidsson, Swedish union leader and politician, 34th Governor of Gotland (born 1943)
2012 - Billy Bryans, Canadian drummer, songwriter and producer (The Parachute Club and Downchild Blues Band) (born 1947)
2012 - Chris Ethridge, American bass player and songwriter (The Flying Burrito Brothers and International Submarine Band) (born 1947)
2012 - Tommy Marth, American saxophonist (born 1978)
2012 - Raymond Thorsteinsson, Canadian geologist and paleontologist (born 1921)
2012 - LeRoy T. Walker, American football player and coach (born 1918)
2013 - Bob Brozman, American guitarist (R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders) (born 1954)
2013 - Robert W. Edgar, American educator and politician (born 1943)
2013 - Tony Grealish, English footballer (born 1956)
2013 - Norman Jones, English actor (born 1932)
2013 - Antonio Maccanico, Italian banker and politician (born 1924)
2013 - Frank W. J. Olver, English-American mathematician and academic (born 1924)
2013 - Kathryn Wasserman Davis, American philanthropist and scholar (born 1907)
2014 - Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan saxophonist, clarinet player, and conductor (Los Cañoneros) (born 1946)
2014 - Michael Glawogger, Austrian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (born 1959)
2014 - Jaap Havekotte, Dutch speed skater and producer of ice skates (born 1912)
2014 - Connie Marrero, Cuban baseball player and coach (born 1911)
2014 - F. Michael Rogers, American general (born 1921)
2014 - Mark Shand, English conservationist and author (born 1951)
2014 - Patric Standford, English composer and educator (born 1939)
2015 - Richard Corliss, American journalist and critic (born 1944)
2015 - Ray Jackson, Australian activist (born 1941)
2015 - Pierre Claude Nolin, Canadian lawyer and politician, Speaker of the Canadian Senate (born 1950)
2015 - Jim Steffen, American football player (born 1936)
2015 - Francis Tsai, American author and illustrator (born 1967)
2016 - Inge King, German-born Australian sculptor (born 1915)
2016 - Banharn Silpa-archa, Thai politician, Prime Minister (1995–1996) (born 1932)


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