|On This Day|
Today is 21 August 2018, and this is some of what happened.
Events1140 - Song dynasty general Yue Fei defeats an army led by Jin dynasty general Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin Song Wars.
1192 - Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shogun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
1331 - King Stefan Urol III, after months of anarchy, surrenders to his son and rival Stefan Dulan, who succeeds as King of Serbia.
1680 - Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from the Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
1689 - The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
1770 - James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
1772 - King Gustav III completes his coup d'état by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
1778 - American Revolutionary War: British forces begin besieging the French outpost at Pondichéry.
1808 - Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.
1810 - Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
1821 - Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
1831 - Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, which will claim the lives of 55-65 whites.
1852 - Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
1863 - Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by Confederate guerrillas Quantrill's Raiders in the Lawrence Massacre.
1879 - The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears at Knock Shrine in Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.
1883 - An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic.
1888 - The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
1897 - Oldsmobile, a brand of American automobiles, is founded.
1901 - The International Secretariat of National Trade Union Centres is founded in Copenhagen.
1911 - The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee.
1914 - World War I: The Battle of Charleroi, a successful German attack across the River Sambre which pre-empted a French offensive in the same area.
1918 - World War I: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.
1942 - World War II: The flag of Nazi Germany is installed atop the Mount Elbrus, the highest peak of the Caucasus mountain range.
1942 - World War II: The Guadalcanal Campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.
1944 - Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
1944 - World War II: Canadian and Polish units capture the strategically important town of Falaise, Calvados, France.
1945 - Physicist Harry Daghlian is fatally irradiated in a criticality accident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
1957 - The Soviet Union successfully conducts a long-range test flight of the R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile.
1959 - United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii's admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day
1961 - Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes.
1963 - Xá Lai Pagoda raids: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngô Mình Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalizes Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead.
1968 - Nicolae Ceaucescu, leader of Communist Romania, publicly condemns the Soviet led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, encouraging the Romanian population to arm itself against possible Soviet reprisals.
1968 - James Anderson, Jr. posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine.
1969 - An Australian, Denis Michael Rohan, sets the Al-Aqsa Mosque on fire, a major catalyst of the formation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
1971 - A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
1976 - Operation Paul Bunyan at Panmunjom, South Korea.
1979 - Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the United States.
1982 - Lebanese Civil War: The first troops of a multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the Palestine Liberation Organization's withdrawal from Lebanon.
1983 - Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor).
1986 - Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.
1991 - Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after the occupation of Soviet Union.
1991 - Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
1992 - Ruby Ridge Standoff in Idaho
1993 - NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
2001 - NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
2001 - The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
2013 - Hundreds of people are reported killed by chemical attacks in the Ghouta region of Syria.
Births1165 - Philip II of France (died 1223)
1535 - Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese general (died 1619)
1567 - Francis de Sales, Swiss bishop and saint (died 1622)
1597 - Roger Twysden, English historian and politician (died 1672)
1643 - Afonso VI of Portugal (died 1683)
1660 - Hubert Gautier, French mathematician and engineer (died 1737)
1665 - Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician (died 1729)
1670 - James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (died 1734)
1725 - Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter and educator (died 1805)
1754 - William Murdoch, Scottish engineer and inventor, created gas lighting (died 1839)
1754 - Banastre Tarleton, English general and politician (died 1833)
1765 - William IV of the United Kingdom (died 1837)
1789 - Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and academic (died 1857)
1798 - Jules Michelet, French historian and philosopher (died 1874)
1800 - Hiram Walden, American general and politician (died 1880)
1801 - Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch historian and politician (died 1876)
1813 - Jean Stas, Belgian chemist and physician (died 1891)
1816 - Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist and academic (died 1856)
1823 - Nathaniel Everett Green, English painter and astronomer (died 1899)
1826 - Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist and academic (died 1903)
1840 - Ferdinand Hamer, Dutch bishop and missionary (died 1900)
1858 - Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (died 1889)
1862 - Emilio Salgari, Italian journalist and author (died 1911)
1869 - William Henry Ogilvie, Scottish-Australian poet and author (died 1963)
1872 - Aubrey Beardsley, English author and illustrator (died 1898)
1878 - Richard Girulatis, German footballer and manager (died 1963)
1879 - Claude Grahame-White, English pilot and engineer (died 1959)
1884 - Chandler Egan, American golfer and architect (died 1936)
1885 - Édouard Fabre, Canadian runner (died 1939)
1886 - Ruth Manning-Sanders, Welsh-English author and poet (died 1988)
1887 - James Paul Moody, English sailor (died 1912)
1891 - Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rican soldier (died 2007)
1892 - Charles Vanel, French actor and director (died 1989)
1894 - Christian Schad, German painter (died 1982)
1897 - Keith Arbuthnott, 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott, Scottish soldier and peer (died 1966)
1902 - Angel Karaliychev, Bulgarian author (died 1972)
1903 - Kostas Giannidis, Greek pianist, composer, and conductor (died 1984)
1904 - Count Basie, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (Count Basie Orchestra) (died 1984)
1905 - Bipin Gupta, Indian actor and producer (died 1981)
1906 - Friz Freleng, American animator, director, and producer (died 1995)
1907 - P. Jeevanandham, Indian lawyer and politician (died 1963)
1908 - M. M. Kaye, Indian-English author and illustrator (died 2004)
1909 - Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician and physicist (died 1992)
1912 - Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (died 1995)
1914 - Doug Wright, English cricketer and coach (died 1998)
1915 - Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (died 1998)
1916 - Bill Lee, American actor and singer (died 1980)
1916 - Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican pianist and songwriter (died 2005)
1917 - Leonid Hurwicz, Russian economist and mathematician (died2008)
1918 - Billy Reay, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (died 2004)
1920 - Christopher Robin Milne, English soldier and bookseller (died 1996)
1921 - Reuven Feuerstein, Romanian-Israeli psychologist and academic (died 2014)
1921 - Jaymala Shiledar, Indian actor and singer (died 2013)
1922 - Albert Irvin, English soldier and painter (died 2015)
1923 - Keith Allen, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (died 2014)
1923 - Mario Laserna Pinzón, French-Colombian educator and politician (died 2013)
1924 - Jack Buck, American sportscaster (died 2002)
1924 - Chris Schenkel, American sportscaster (died 2005)
1924 - Jack Weston, American actor (died 1996)
1925 - Toma Caragiu, Romanian actor (died 1977)
1925 - Judy Grable, American wrestler (died 2008)
1926 - Can Yücel, Turkish poet and translator (died 1999)
1927 - Thomas S. Monson, American religious leader, 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1928 - Addison Farmer, American bassist (died 1963)
1928 - Art Farmer, American trumpet player and composer (The Jazztet) (died 1999)
1928 - Bud McFadin, American football player (died 2006)
1929 - Herman Badillo, Puerto Rican-American lawyer and politician (died 2014)
1929 - X. J. Kennedy, American poet and author
1929 - Marie Severin, American illustrator
1930 - Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (died 2002)
1930 - Frank Perry, American director, producer, and screenwriter (died 1995)
1932 - Menashe Kadishman, Israeli sculptor and painter (died 2015)
1932 - Melvin Van Peebles, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1933 - Janet Baker, English soprano and educator
1933 - Michael Dacher, German mountaineer (died 1994)
1933 - Barry Norman, English author and critic
1933 - Erik Paaske, Danish actor and singer (died 1992)
1934 - Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian lawyer and politician, 13th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (died 2001)
1934 - Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer (died 2015)
1936 - Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player and coach (died 1999)
1936 - Radish Tordia, Georgian painter and educator
1937 - Donald Dewar, Scottish lawyer and politician, 1st First Minister of Scotland (died 2000)
1937 - Gustavo Noboa, Ecuadorian academic and politician, 51st President of Ecuador
1937 - Robert Stone, American journalist and author (died 2015)
1938 - Ernie Maresca, American singer-songwriter (The Regents) (died 2015)
1938 - Kenny Rogers, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (The New Christy Minstrels and The First Edition)
1939 - James Burton, American guitarist (TCB Band)
1939 - Festus Mogae, Botswana economist and politician, 3rd President of Botswana
1939 - Harold Reid, American singer-songwriter (The Statler Brothers)
1939 - Clarence Williams III, American actor
1940 - Dominick Harrod, English journalist, historian, and author (died 2013)
1940 - Endre Szemerédi, Hungarian-American mathematician and computer scientist
1941 - Howard Lew Lewis, English comedian and actor
1943 - Patrick Demarchelier, French-American photographer
1943 - Jonathan Schell, American journalist and author (died 2014)
1943 - Lucius Shepard, American author and critic (died 2014)
1943 - Hugh Wilson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1944 - Perry Christie, Bahamian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Bahamas
1944 - Jackie DeShannon, American singer-songwriter
1944 - Peter Weir, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
1945 - Celia Brayfield, English journalist and author
1945 - Jerry DaVanon, American baseball player
1945 - Patty McCormack, American actress
1945 - Basil Poledouris, American composer and conductor (died 2006)
1947 - Carl Giammarese, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Buckinghams)
1949 - Loretta Devine, American actress and singer
1949 - Daniel Sivan, Israeli scholar and academic
1950 - Arthur Bremer, American attempted murderer
1950 - Patrick Juvet, Swiss singer-songwriter and model
1951 - Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist
1951 - Margo Kane, Canadian actress and playwright
1951 - Chesley V. Morton, American businessman and politician
1951 - Harry Smith, American journalist and radio host
1952 - Keith Hart, Canadian firefighter, wrestler, and trainer
1952 - Glenn Hughes, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Finders Keepers, Trapeze, Deep Purple, and Black Country Communion)
1952 - Bernadette Porter, English nun and academic
1952 - Joe Strummer, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Clash, The Mescaleros, and The Pogues) (died 2002)
1953 - Ivan Stang, American author, publisher, and director
1954 - Chip Coffey, American psychic medium
1954 - Archie Griffin, American football player
1954 - Bodil Niska, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
1954 - Steve Smith, American drummer (Journey, Montrose, Steps Ahead, The RD Crusaders, and Vital Information)
1956 - Kim Cattrall, English-American actress and producer
1956 - Jon Tester, American farmer and politician
1957 - Frank Pastore, American baseball player and radio host (died 2012)
1959 - Anne Hobbs, English tennis player and coach
1959 - Jim McMahon, American football player and coach
1961 - Gerardo Barbero, Argentinian chess player and coach (died 2001)
1961 - V. born Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer and coach
1961 - Stephen Hillenburg, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor
1962 - John Korfas, Greek-American basketball player and coach
1962 - Tsutomu Miyazaki, Japanese serial killer (died 2008)
1962 - Jeff Stryker, American porn actor and director
1963 - Richmond Arquette, American actor
1963 - Mohammed VI of Morocco
1963 - Nigel Pearson, English footballer and manager
1964 - Gary Elkerton, Australian surfer
1964 - Trinity Loren, American porn actress and model (died 1998)
1965 - Jim Bullinger, American baseball player
1965 - Caryn Mower, American wrestler, actress, and stuntwoman
1966 - John Wetteland, American baseball player and coach
1967 - Charb, French journalist and cartoonist (died 2015)
1967 - Darren Bewick, Australian footballer
1967 - born D. Foxmoor, Greek rapper and producer (Active Member)
1967 - Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress
1967 - Serj Tankian, Lebanese-American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (System of a Down and Axis of Justice)
1968 - Dina Carroll, English singer-songwriter
1968 - Laura Trevelyan, English journalist and author
1969 - Bruce Anstey, New Zealand motorcycle racer
1969 - Josée Chouinard, Canadian figure skater
1970 - Craig Counsell, American baseball player and coach
1970 - Erik Dekker, Dutch cyclist and manager
1970 - Simone Eriksrud, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (D'Sound)
1970 - Nathan Jones, Australian wrestler and actor
1970 - Cathy Weseluck, Canadian actress, singer, and director
1971 - Mamadou Diallo, Senegalese footballer
1971 - Robert Harvey, Australian footballer and coach
1971 - Liam Howlett, English keyboard player, DJ, and producer (The Prodigy)
1973 - Sergey Brin, Russian-American computer scientist and businessman, co-founded Google
1973 - Steve McKenna, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1973 - Nikolai Valuev, Russian boxer and actor
1974 - Martin Andanar, Filipino journalist and radio host
1974 - Paul Mellor, Australian rugby player and referee
1974 - Johnny Reid, Scottish-Canadian singer
1975 - Simon Katich, Australian cricketer and manager
1975 - Alicia Witt, American actress and singer
1976 - Alex Brooks, American ice hockey player and scout
1976 - Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican-American soccer player
1976 - Robert Miles, Australian rugby player
1976 - Ramón Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player and coach
1978 - Peter Buxton, English rugby player and manager
1978 - Bhumika Chawla, Indian actress
1978 - Reuben Droughns, American football player and coach
1978 - Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player and coach
1978 - Alan Lee, Irish footballer and coach
1978 - Jason Marquis, American baseball player
1978 - Fay Wolf, American actress, singer-songwriter, and pianist
1978 - Annie Wu, Taiwanese model and actress
1979 - Kelis, American singer-songwriter
1980 - Burney Lamar, American race car driver
1980 - Paul Menard, American race car driver
1980 - Jasmin Wöhr, German tennis player
1981 - Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer
1981 - Cameron Winklevoss, American rower and businessman, co-founded ConnectU
1981 - Tyler Winklevoss, American rower and businessman, co-founded ConnectU
1982 - Jason Eaton, New Zealand rugby player
1982 - Omar Sachedina, Canadian television journalist, correspondent, and news anchor from CTV Television Network
1983 - Josh Harrington, American BMX rider
1983 - Chantelle Houghton, English model
1983 - Brody Jenner, American model and actor
1983 - Scott McDonald, Australian footballer
1984 - Alizée, French actress, singer, and dancer
1984 - Collie Buddz, American-Bermudian rapper
1984 - Neil Dexter, South African cricketer
1984 - Rachel Potter, American singer-songwriter and actress
1984 - Melissa Schuman, American singer-songwriter, actress, an dancer (Dream)
1984 - Barun Sobti, Indian actor
1984 - Eve Torres, American wrestler, model, and dancer
1984 - Melvin Upton, Jr., American baseball player
1984 - Martin Vunk, Estonian footballer
1985 - Nicolás Almagro, Spanish tennis player
1985 - Aleksandra Kiryashova, Russian pole vaulter
1985 - Melissa M, French singer
1985 - Kevin Nee, American strongman
1986 - Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter
1986 - Wout Brama, Dutch footballer
1986 - Koki Sakamoto, Japanese gymnast
1986 - Brooks Wheelan, American comedian and actor
1988 - Robert Lewandowski, Polish footballer
1988 - Kacey Musgraves, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1988 - Louise Setara, English singer-songwriter
1989 - Charlison Benschop, Dutch footballer
1989 - James Davey, English rugby player
1989 - Matteo Gentili, Italian footballer
1989 - Hayden Panettiere, American actress and singer
1990 - Bo Burnham, American comedian, singer-songwriter, and actor
1990 - Big Chocolate, American singer-songwriter, and producer (Burning the Masses)
1990 - Omar El Kaddouri, Belgian-Moroccan footballer
1990 - Fabian Heimpel, German rugby player
1991 - Demy, Greek singer
1991 - Leandro Bacuna, Dutch footballer
1991 - Liis Emajõe, Estonian footballer
1991 - Tess Gaerthé, Dutch singer
1992 - Bryce Dejean-Jones, American basketball player (died 2016)
1992 - Brad Kavanagh, English singer-songwriter and actor
1992 - RJ Mitte, American actor and producer
1992 - Song Seung-hyun, Korean singer, guitarist and actor (F.T. Island)
1994 - Jacqueline Emerson, American actress and singer (Devo 2.0)
Deaths672 - Emperor Kobun of Japan (born 648)
1157 - Alfonso VII of León and Castile (born 1105)
1271 - Alphonse, Count of Poitiers (born 1220)
1614 - Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian serial killer (born 1560)
1622 - Juan de Tassis, 2nd Count of Villamediana, Spanish poet and politician (born 1582)
1627 - Jacques Mauduit, French composer and academic (born 1557)
1673 - Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford, English soldier (born 1599)
1689 - William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier (born 1661)
1762 - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English author, poet, and playwright (born 1689)
1763 - Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (born 1710)
1775 - Zahir al-Umar, Arabian ruler (born 1690)
1796 - John McKinly, American physician and politician, 1st Governor of Delaware (born 1721)
1814 - Benjamin Thompson, American-English physicist and colonel (born 1753)
1835 - John MacCulloch, Scottish geologist and academic (born 1773)
1836 - Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist and engineer (born 1785)
1838 - Adelbert von Chamisso, German botanist and poet (born 1781)
1853 - Charles Tristan, marquis de Montholon, French general (born 1783)
1854 - Thomas Clayton, American lawyer and politician (born 1777)
1870 - Ma Xinyi, Chinese general and politician, Viceroy of Liangjiang (born 1821)
1905 - Alexander von Oettingen, Estonian theologian and statistician (born 1827)
1910 - Bertalan Székely, Hungarian painter and academic (born 1835)
1919 - Laurence Doherty, English tennis player (born 1875)
1935 - John Hartley, English tennis player (born 1849)
1940 - Hermann Obrecht, Swiss lawyer and politician (born 1882)
1940 - Ernest Thayer, American poet and author (born 1863)
1940 - Leon Trotsky, Russian theorist and politician, founded the Red Army (born 1879)
1943 - Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1857)
1947 - Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French engineer and businessman, founded Bugatti (born 1881)
1951 - Constant Lambert, English composer and conductor (born 1905)
1957 - Mait Metsanurk, Estonian author and playwright (born 1879)
1957 - Nels Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player (born 1902)
1957 - Harald Sverdrup, Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (born 1888)
1960 - David born Steinman, American engineer, designed the Mackinac Bridge (born 1886)
1964 - Palmiro Togliatti, Italian journalist and politician, Italian Minister of Justice (born 1893)
1971 - George Jackson, American activist and author, co-founded the Black Guerrilla Family (born 1941)
1974 - Buford Pusser, American police officer (born 1937)
1978 - Charles Eames, American architect, co-designed the Eames House (born 1907)
1979 - Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer and manager (born 1910)
1982 - Sobhuza II of Swaziland (born 1899)
1983 - Benigno Aquino, Jr., Filipino journalist and politician (born 1932)
1988 - Teodoro de Villa Diaz, Filipino guitarist and songwriter (The Dawn) (born 1963)
1988 - Ray Eames, American architect, co-designed the Eames House (born 1912)
1989 - Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (born 1945)
1992 - Dai Vernon, Canadian-American magician (born 1894)
1993 - Tatiana Troyanos, American soprano and actress (born 1938)
1995 - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-American astrophysicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1910)
1995 - Chuck Stevenson, American racing driver (born 1919)
1997 - Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (born 1921)
2000 - Tomata du Plenty, American singer-songwriter and playwright (The Screamers) (born 1948)
2000 - Daniel Lisulo, Zambian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Zambia (born 1930)
2000 - Andrzej Zawada, Polish mountaineer and author (born 1928)
2001 - Calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (born 1927)
2003 - John Coplans, British artist (born1920)
2003 - Kathy Wilkes, English philosopher and academic (born 1946)
2003 - Wesley Willis, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Wesley Willis Fiasco) (born 1963)
2004 - Sachidananda Routray, Indian Oriya-language poet (born 1916)
2005 - Martin Dillon, American tenor and educator (born 1957)
2005 - Robert Moog, American businessman, founded Moog Music (born 1934)
2005 - Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet and translator (born 1936)
2005 - Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (born 1925)
2006 - Bismillah Khan, Indian shehnai player (born 1916)
2006 - Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, Dutch businessman and philanthropist (born 1941)
2006 - S. Yizhar, Israeli author and politician (born 1916)
2007 - Siobhan Dowd, British author (born 1960)
2007 - Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American general (born 1918)
2008 - Jerry Finn, American engineer and producer (born 1969)
2009 - Rex Shelley, Singaporean engineer and author (born 1930)
2009 - Dean Turner, Australian singer, bass player, and producer (Magic Dirt) (born 1972)
2010 - Nancy Dolman, Canadian actress and singer (born 1952)
2010 - Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, Argentinean sociologist and author (born 1941)
2012 - Georg Leber, German soldier and politician, Federal Minister of Defence for Germany (born 1920)
2012 - Taketoshi Naito, Japanese actor (born 1926)
2012 - J. Frank Raley Jr., American soldier and politician (born 1926)
2012 - Don Raleigh, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (born 1926)
2012 - Guy Spitaels, Belgian academic and politician, 7th Minister-President of the Walloon Region (born 1931)
2012 - William Thurston, American mathematician and academic (born 1946)
2013 - Jean Berkey, American lawyer and politician (born 1938)
2013 - Sid Bernstein, American record producer (born 1918)
2013 - C. Gordon Fullerton, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (born 1936)
2013 - Fred Martin, Scottish footballer (born 1929)
2013 - Enos Nkala, Zimbabwean politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Defence (born 1932)
2013 - Lew Wood, American journalist (born 1929)
2014 - Raed al Atar, Palestinian commander (born 1974)
2014 - Gerry Anderson, Irish radio and television host (born 1944)
2014 - Helen Bamber, English psychotherapist and academic (born 1925)
2014 - Steven R. Nagel, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (born 1946)
2014 - Jean Redpath, Scottish-American singer-songwriter (born 1937)
2014 - Albert Reynolds, Irish businessman and politician, 9th Taoiseach of Ireland (born 1932)
2015 - Colin Beyer, New Zealand lawyer and businessman (born 1938)
2015 - Wang Dongxing, Chinese commander and politician (born 1916)
2015 - Jimmy Evert, American tennis player and coach (born 1924)
2015 - Bob Hepple, South African-English scholar and academic (born 1934)