On This Day

Heute ist der 10 April 2020, hier sind einige Ereignisse.

Events

428 - Nestorius becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople.
837 - Halley's Comet makes its closest approach to Earth at a distance equal to 0.0342 AU (5.1 million kilometres/3.2 million miles).
879 - Louis III and Carloman II become Kings of the Western Franks.
1407 - Deshin Shekpa, 5th Karmapa Lama visits the Ming dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded the title "Great Treasure Prince of Dharma".
1500 - Ludovico Sforza is captured by Swiss troops at Novara and is handed over to the French.
1606 - The Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America.
1710 - The Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, comes into force in Great Britain.
1741 - War of the Austrian Succession (10 April 1755 - 2 July 1843): defeat for Austria at Mollwitz on this date.
1809 - Napoleonic Wars: The War of the Fifth Coalition begins when forces of the Austrian Empire invade Bavaria.
1815 - The Mount Tambora volcano begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth's climate for the next two years.
1816 - The Federal government of the United States approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States.
1821 - Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Ottoman government from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.
1826 - The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town of Missolonghi begin leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.
1856 - The Theta Chi fraternity is founded at Norwich University in Vermont.
1858 - After the original Big Ben, a 14.5 tonnes (32,000 lb) bell for the Palace of Westminster, had cracked during testing, it is recast into the current 13.76 tonnes (30,300 lb) bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
1864 - Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg is proclaimed emperor of Mexico during the French intervention in Mexico.
1865 - American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.
1866 - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.
1868 - At Arogee in Abyssinia, British and Indian forces defeat an army of Emperor Tewodros II. While 700 Ethiopians are killed and many more injured, only two British/Indian troops die.
1872 - The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.
1887 - On Easter Sunday, Pope Leo XIII authorizes the establishment of the Catholic University of America.
1904 - British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the third and final chapter of The Book of the Law.
1912 - RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England on her maiden and only voyage.
1916 - The Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.
1919 - Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.
1925 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons.
1944 - Rudolf Vrba and Alfréd Wetzler escape from the Birkenau death camp.
1948 - United Nations Security Council Resolution 45 is adopted.
1953 - Warner Bros. premieres the first 3D film from a major American studio, entitled House of Wax.
1957 - The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.
1959 - Akihito, future Emperor of Japan, marries Michiko.
1963 - One hundred twenty-nine American sailors die when the submarine USS Thresher sinks at sea.
1968 - New Zealand inter-island ferry TEV Wahine founders and sinks at the mouth of Wellington Harbour.
1970 - Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.
1971 - Ping-pong diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week-long visit.
1972 - Twenty days after he is kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is murdered by communist guerrillas.
1972 - Tombs containing bamboo slips, among them Sun Tzu's Art of War and Sun Bin's lost military treatise, are accidentally discovered by construction workers in Shandong.
1972 - Vietnam War: For the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam.
1972 - 74 nations sign the Biological Weapons Convention, the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of biological weapons.
1973 - Invicta International Airlines Flight 435 crashes in a snowstorm on approach to Basel, Switzerland killing 108 people.
1979 - Red River Valley tornado outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.
1988 - The Ojhri Camp disaster: Killing more than 1,000 people in Rawalpindi and Islamabad as a result of rockets and other munitions expelled by the blast.
1991 - Italian ferry MS Moby Prince collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140.
1991 - A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
1998 - Northern Ireland peace deal reached (Good Friday Agreement).
2009 - President of Fiji Ratu Josefa Iloilo announces he has abrogated the constitution and assume all governance in the country, creating a constitutional crisis.
2016 - Paravur temple accident in which a devastating fire caused by explosion of firecrackers stored for Vishu, killed more than hundred people out of the thousands gathered for seventh day of Bhadrakali worship.
2016 - 2016 Afghanistan earthquake, of 6.6 magnitude, 39 km west-southwest of Ashkasham, shakes up India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Srinagar and Pakistan.

Births

401 - Theodosius II, Roman emperor (died 450)
1512 - James V of Scotland (died 1542)
1583 - Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and jurist (died 1645)
1651 - Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician, physicist, and physician (died 1708)
1656 - René Lepage de Sainte-Claire, French-Canadian settler, founded Rimouski (died 1718)
1704 - Benjamin Heath, English scholar and author (died 1766)
1707 - Michel Corrette, French organist, composer, and author (died 1795)
1713 - John Whitehurst, English geologist and clockmaker (died 1788)
1755 - Samuel Hahnemann, German-French physician and academic (died 1843)
1762 - Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist and academic (died 1834)
1778 - William Hazlitt, English painter and critic (died 1830)
1783 - Hortense de Beauharnais, French-Dutch wife of Louis Bonaparte (died 1837)
1794 - Matthew C. Perry, American commander (died 1858)
1806 - Juliette Drouet, French actress (died 1883)
1806 - Leonidas Polk, American general and bishop (died 1884)
1827 - Lew Wallace, American general, lawyer, and politician, 11th Governor of New Mexico Territory (died 1905)
1829 - William Booth, English minister, founded The Salvation Army (died 1912)
1837 - Forceythe Willson, American poet (died 1867)
1847 - Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-American journalist, publisher, and politician, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (died 1911)
1864 - Eugen d'Albert, Scottish-German pianist and composer (died 1932)
1865 - Jack Miner, American-Canadian farmer, hunter, and environmentalist (died 1944)
1867 - George William Russell, Irish author, poet, and painter (died 1935)
1868 - George Arliss, English actor and playwright (died 1946)
1873 - Kyösti Kallio, Finnish farmer, banker, and politician, 4th President of Finland (died 1940)
1877 - Alfred Kubin, Austrian author and illustrator (died 1959)
1879 - Bernhard Gregory, Estonian-German chess player (died 1939)
1879 - Coenraad Hiebendaal, Dutch rower and physician (died 1921)
1880 - Frances Perkins, American sociologist, academic, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of Labor (died 1965)
1880 - Montague Summers, English clergyman and author (died 1948)
1886 - Johnny Hayes, American runner and trainer (died 1965)
1887 - Bernardo Houssay, Argentinian physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1971)
1891 - Frank Barson, English footballer and coach (died 1968)
1893 - Otto Steinböck, Austrian zoologist (died 1969)
1894 - Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian businessman (died 1983)
1894 - Ben Nicholson, British painter (died 1982)
1897 - Prafulla Chandra Sen, Indian accountant and politician, 3rd Chief Minister of West Bengal (died 1990)
1897 - Ross Youngs, American baseball player (died 1927)
1900 - Arnold Orville Beckman, American chemist, inventor, and philanthropist (died 2004)
1903 - Clare Turlay Newberry, American author and illustrator (died 1970)
1906 - Steve Anderson, American hurdler (died 1988)
1910 - Margaret Clapp, American scholar and academic (died 1974)
1910 - Helenio Herrera, Argentinian footballer and manager (died 1997)
1910 - Paul Sweezy, American economist and publisher, founded the Monthly Review (died 2004)
1911 - Martin Denny, American pianist and composer (died 2005)
1911 - Maurice Schumann, French journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs for France (died 1998)
1913 - Stefan Heym, German-American soldier and author (died 2001)
1914 - Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer (died 1982)
1915 - Harry Morgan, American actor and director (died 2011)
1915 - Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist, poet, and illustrator (died 2014)
1916 - Lee Jung-seob, Korean painter (died 1956)
1917 - Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician (died 2013)
1917 - Robert Burns Woodward, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1979)
1918 - Lee Bergere, American actor (died 2007)
1919 - John Houbolt, American engineer and academic (died 2014)
1921 - Chuck Connors, American baseball player and actor (died 1992)
1921 - Jake Warren, Canadian soldier and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (died 2008)
1921 - Sheb Wooley, American actor and singer (died 2003)
1922 - Vesna Parun, Croatian poet (died 2010)
1923 - Roger Gaillard, Haitian historian and author (died 2000)
1923 - Jane Kean, American actress and singer (died 2013)
1923 - Floyd Simmons, American decathlete and actor (died 2008)
1924 - Kenneth Noland, American soldier and painter (died 2010)
1925 - Linda Goodman, American astrologer and author (died 1995)
1925 - Angelo Poffo, American wrestler and promoter (died 2010)
1926 - Jacques Castérède, French pianist and composer (died 2014)
1926 - Junior Samples, American actor (died 1983)
1927 - Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actress (died 2006)
1927 - Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 2010)
1929 - Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver (died 1959)
1929 - Liz Sheridan, American actress
1929 - Max von Sydow, Swedish-French actor
1930 - Claude Bolling, French pianist, composer, and actor
1930 - Dolores Huerta, American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers
1930 - Spede Pasanen, Finnish actor, director, and producer (died 2001)
1930 - Lee Weaver, American actor
1932 - Delphine Seyrig, Lebanese-American actress and director (died 1990)
1932 - Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor and screenwriter (died 2015)
1933 - Rokusuke Ei, Japanese composer and author
1933 - Helen McElhone, Scottish politician (died 2013)
1933 - Poncie Ponce, American actor and singer (died 2013)
1934 - David Halberstam, American journalist and author (died 2007)
1934 - Richard Peck, American author and academic
1935 - John A. Bennett, American soldier (died 1961)
1935 - Patrick Garland, English actor and director (died 2013)
1936 - John Howell, English long jumper
1936 - John Madden, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
1936 - Bobbie Smith, American singer (The Spinners) (died 2013)
1937 - Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet and author (died 2010)
1938 - Don Meredith, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (died 2010)
1939 - Claudio Magris, Italian scholar, author, and translator
1940 - Gloria Hunniford, Irish radio and television host
1941 - Harold Long, Canadian politician (died 2013)
1941 - Paul Theroux, American novelist, short story writer, and travel writer
1942 - Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician (died 1998)
1942 - Ian Callaghan, English footballer
1942 - Stuart Dybek, American novelist, short story writer, and poet
1943 - Margaret Pemberton, English author
1945 - Kevin Berry, Australian swimmer (died 2006)
1946 - David Angell, American screenwriter and producer (died 2001)
1946 - Bob Watson, American baseball player and manager
1946 - Adolf Winkelmann, German director, producer, and screenwriter
1947 - David A. Adler. American author and educator
1947 - William Castell, English businessman
1947 - Bunny Wailer, Jamaican singer-songwriter and drummer (Bob Marley and the Wailers)
1948 - Mel Blount, American football player
1949 - Daniel Mangeas, French banker and sportscaster
1950 - Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player and manager
1950 - Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (Parliament-Funkadelic, and The Parliaments) (died 1992)
1951 - David Helvarg, American journalist and activist
1952 - Narayan Rane, Indian politician, 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
1952 - Masashi Sada, Japanese singer, lyricist, composer, novelist, actor, and producer
1952 - Steven Seagal, American actor, producer, and martial artist
1953 - David Moorcroft, English runner and businessman
1953 - Pamela Wallin, Canadian journalist, academic, and politician
1954 - Paul Bearer, American wrestler and manager (died 2013)
1954 - Anne Lamott, American author and educator
1954 - Peter MacNicol, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1954 - Juan Williams, Panamanian-American journalist and author
1955 - Lesley Garrett, English soprano and actress
1956 - Carol V. Robinson, English chemist and academic
1957 - Aliko Dangote, Nigerian businessman, founded Dangote Group
1957 - John M. Ford, American author and poet (died 2006)
1957 - Steve Gustafson, Spanish-American bass player (10,000 Maniacs)
1957 - Rosemary Hill, English historian and author
1958 - Bob Bell, Northern Irish engineer
1958 - Yefim Bronfman, Uzbek-American pianist
1958 - Brigitte Holzapfel, German high jumper
1959 - Babyface, American singer-songwriter and producer (After 7, The Deele, and Manchild)
1959 - Uwe Behrens, German footballer and manager
1959 - Davy Carton, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Saw Doctors and Blaze X)
1959 - Yvan Loubier, Canadian economist and politician
1959 - Brian Setzer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Stray Cats, The Tomcats, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra)
1960 - Steve Bisciotti, American businessman, co-founded Allegis Group
1960 - Katrina Leskanich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Katrina and the Waves)
1960 - Terry Teagle, American basketball player
1961 - Nicky Campbell, Scottish journalist and game show host
1961 - Joe Cole, American roadie and author (died 1991)
1961 - Carole Goble, English computer scientist and academic
1961 - Mark Jones, American basketball player
1962 - Steve Tasker, American football player and sportscaster
1962 - Viktor Zuikov, Estonian fencer
1963 - Warren DeMartini, American guitarist and songwriter (Ratt)
1963 - Jeff Gray, American baseball player and coach
1963 - Doris Leuthard, Swiss lawyer and politician, 162nd President of the Swiss Confederation
1964 - Manon Bollegraf, Dutch tennis player
1964 - Felicia Collins, American singer and guitarist (CBS Orchestra)
1964 - Gopinath Muthukad, Indian magician and stuntman
1965 - Tim Alexander, American drummer and songwriter (Primus and Major Lingo)
1966 - Steve Claridge, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
1967 - Donald Dufresne, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1967 - David Rovics, American singer-songwriter
1968 - Metin Göktepe, Turkish photographer and journalist (died 1996)
1968 - Orlando Jones, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1969 - Billy Jayne, American actor and musician
1969 - Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter
1970 - Q-Tip, American rapper, producer, and actor (A Tribe Called Quest)
1970 - Enrico Ciccone, Canadian ice hockey player
1970 - Leonard Doroftei, Romanian-Canadian boxer
1970 - Kenny Lattimore, American singer-songwriter
1971 - Brad William Henke, American football player and actor
1971 - Indro Olumets, Estonian footballer and coach
1971 - Al Reyes, Dominican-American baseball player
1971 - Nana Smith, American-Japanese tennis player
1972 - Ed Byrne, Irish actor, producer, and screenwriter
1972 - Ian Harvey, Australian cricketer
1972 - Priit Kasesalu, Estonian computer programmer, co-created Skype
1973 - Guillaume Canet, French actor and director
1973 - Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer and manager
1973 - Aidan Moffat, Scottish singer-songwriter (Arab Strap and The Reindeer Section)
1973 - Christopher Simmons, Canadian-American graphic designer, author, and academic
1974 - Eric Greitens, American lieutenant
1974 - Petros Passalis, Greek footballer
1975 - Chris Carrabba, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dashboard Confessional, Further Seems Forever, and Twin Forks)
1975 - Terrence Lewis, Indian dancer and choreographer
1975 - Matthew Phillips, New Zealand-Italian rugby player
1976 - Clare Buckfield, English actress
1976 - Yoshino Kimura, Japanese actress and singer
1976 - Sara Renner, Canadian skier
1977 - Stephanie Sheh, American voice actress, director, and producer
1978 - Sir Christus, Finnish guitarist (Negative)
1979 - Iván Alonso, Uruguayan footballer
1979 - Kenyon Coleman, American football player
1979 - Rachel Corrie, American author and activist (died 2003)
1979 - Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (KinKi Kids, J-Friends, and Toraji Haiji)
1979 - Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English singer-songwriter (Theaudience)
1979 - Peter Kopteff, Finnish footballer
1980 - Sean Avery, Canadian ice hockey player and model
1980 - Charlie Hunnam, English actor
1980 - Shao Jiayi, Chinese footballer
1980 - Kasey Kahne, American race car driver
1980 - Bryce Soderberg, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Lifehouse and AM Radio)
1981 - Gretchen Bleiler, American snowboarder
1981 - Anis Boussaïdi, Tunisian footballer
1981 - Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer
1981 - Liz McClarnon, English singer and dancer (Atomic Kitten)
1981 - Michael Pitt, American actor, singer, and guitarist (Pagoda)
1981 - Alexei Semenov, Russian ice hockey player
1982 - Andre Ethier, American baseball player
1982 - Damián Lanza, Ecuadorian footballer
1983 - Jamie Chung, American actress
1983 - Andrew Dost, American guitarist and songwriter (Fun and Anathallo)
1983 - Ryan Merriman, American actor
1983 - Hannes Sigurðsson, Icelandic footballer
1984 - Faustina Agolley, English-Australian television host and producer
1984 - Jeremy Barrett, American figure skater
1984 - Mandy Moore, American singer-songwriter and actress
1984 - David Obua, Ugandan footballer
1984 - Damien Perquis, French-Polish footballer
1984 - Gonzalo Javier Rodríguez, Argentinian footballer
1985 - Barkhad Abdi, Somali-American actor and director
1985 - Willo Flood, Irish footballer
1985 - Jesús Gámez, Spanish footballer
1985 - Dion Phaneuf, Canadian ice hockey player
1986 - Olivia Borlée, Belgian sprinter
1986 - Fernando Gago, Argentine footballer
1986 - Vincent Kompany, Belgian footballer
1986 - Tore Reginiussen, Norwegian footballer
1986 - Andrei Strelnikov, Russian footballer
1987 - Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano (Celtic Woman)
1988 - Haley Joel Osment, American actor
1990 - Ben Amos, English footballer
1990 - Andile Jali, South African footballer
1990 - Ricky Leutele, Australian-Samoan rugby league player
1990 - Lulinha, Brazilian footballer
1990 - Alex Pettyfer, English actor
1992 - Jack Buchanan, Australian rugby league player
1992 - Daisy Ridley, English actress
1994 - Nerlens Noel, American basketball player
1996 - Thanasi Kokkinakis, Australian tennis player

Deaths

879 - Louis the Stammerer, French son of Ermentrude of Orléans (born 846)
948 - Hugh of Italy (born 885)
1533 - Frederick I of Denmark (born 1471)
1545 - Costanzo Festa, Italian composer (born 1485)
1585 - Pope Gregory XIII (born 1502)
1599 - Gabrielle d'Estrées, French mistress of Henry IV of France (born 1571)
1601 - Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish soldier and poet (born 1562)
1619 - Thomas Jones, English-Irish archbishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of Ireland (born 1550)
1640 - Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer and theorist (born 1578)
1646 - Santino Solari, Swiss architect and sculptor (born 1576)
1667 - Jan Marek Marci, Czech physician and author (born 1595)
1704 - William Egon of Fürstenberg, German cardinal (born 1629)
1706 - Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, Irish general and politician (born 1666)
1756 - Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer (born 1661)
1760 - Jean Lebeuf, French historian and author (born 1687)
1786 - John Byron, English admiral and politician, 24th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (born 1723)
1806 - Horatio Gates, English-American general (born 1727)
1813 - Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian mathematician and astronomer (born 1736)
1823 - Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher and academic (born 1757)
1871 - Lucio Norberto Mansilla, Argentinian general and politician (born 1789)
1904 - Isabel II of Spain (born 1830)
1909 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic (born 1837)
1919 - Emiliano Zapata, Mexican general (born 1879)
1920 - Moritz Cantor, German mathematician and historian (born 1829)
1931 - Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American poet, painter, and philosopher (born 1883)
1938 - King Oliver, American cornet player and bandleader (born 1885)
1942 - Carl Schenstrøm, Danish actor and director (born 1881)
1943 - Andreas Faehlmann, Estonian-German sailor and engineer (born 1898)
1945 - Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, Dutch printer and typographer (born 1882)
1947 - Charles Nordhoff, English-American lieutenant and author (born 1887)
1950 - Fevzi Çakmak, Turkish field marshal and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Turkey (born 1876)
1954 - Auguste Lumière, French director and producer (born 1862)
1954 - Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (born 1888)
1955 - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French priest, theologian, and philosopher (born 1881)
1958 - Chuck Willis, American singer-songwriter (born 1928)
1960 - André Berthomieu, French director and screenwriter (born 1903)
1962 - Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (born 1886)
1962 - Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish bass player (The Beatles) (born 1940)
1965 - Lloyd Casner, American race car driver, founded Casner Motor Racing Division (born 1928)
1965 - Linda Darnell, American actress (born 1923)
1966 - Evelyn Waugh, English soldier, novelist, journalist and critic (born 1903)
1967 - Aage Winther-Jørgensen, Danish actor (born 1900)
1969 - Harley Earl, American businessman (born 1893)
1975 - Walker Evans, American photographer (born 1903)
1975 - Marjorie Main, American actress (born 1890)
1978 - Hjalmar Mäe, Estonian politician (born 1901)
1979 - Nino Rota, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (born 1911)
1980 - Kay Medford, American actress and singer (born 1919)
1983 - Issam Sartawi, Palestinian activist (born 1935)
1986 - Linda Creed, American singer-songwriter (born 1948)
1991 - Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (born 1955)
1991 - Martin Hannett, English guitarist and producer (The Invisible Girls) (born 1948)
1991 - Natalie Schafer, American actress (born 1900)
1992 - Sam Kinison, American comedian and actor (born 1953)
1993 - Chris Hani, South African activist and politician (born 1942)
1993 - Villu Toots, Estonian calligrapher, book designer, educator, paleograph and author (born 1916)
1994 - Sam born Hall, Jr., American lawyer, judge, and politician (born 1924)
1995 - Morarji Desai, Indian politician, 4th Prime Minister of India (born 1896)
1997 - Michael Dorris, American author and academic (born 1945)
1998 - Seraphim of Athens, Greek archbishop (born 1913)
1999 - Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-American biochemist and physician (born 1910)
1999 - Jean Vander Pyl, American actress and voice artist (born 1919)
2000 - Peter Jones, English actor and screenwriter (born 1920)
2000 - Larry Linville, American actor (born 1939)
2000 - Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (born 1928)
2003 - Little Eva, American singer (born 1943)
2004 - Jacek Kaczmarski, Polish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and poet (born 1957)
2005 - Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (Amadeus Quartet) (born 1923)
2005 - Scott Gottlieb, American drummer (Bleed the Dream) (born 1970)
2005 - Archbishop Iakovos of America (born 1911)
2005 - Al Lucas, American football player (born 1978)
2005 - Wally Tax, Dutch singer-songwriter (The Outsiders and Tax Free) (born 1948)
2007 - Charles Philippe Leblond, French-Canadian biologist and academic (born 1910)
2007 - Dakota Staton, American singer (born 1930)
2009 - Deborah Digges, American poet and educator (born 1950)
2010 - Casualties in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash:
2010 - Dixie Carter, American actress and singer (born 1939)
2012 - Raymond Aubrac, French engineer and activist (born 1914)
2012 - Barbara Buchholz, German theremin player and composer (born 1959)
2012 - Lili Chookasian, Armenian-American operatic singer (born 1921)
2012 - Luis Aponte Martínez, Puerto Rican cardinal (born 1922)
2012 - Akin Omoboriowo, Nigerian lawyer and politician (born 1932)
2012 - Grant Tilly, Australian-New Zealand actor (born 1937)
2013 - Lorenzo Antonetti, Italian cardinal (born 1922)
2013 - Raymond Boudon, French sociologist and academic (born 1934)
2013 - Binod Bihari Chowdhury, Bangladeshi activist (born 1911)
2013 - Robert Edwards, English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1925)
2013 - Olive Lewin, Jamaican anthropologist, musicologist, and author (born 1927)
2013 - Gordon Thomas, English cyclist (born 1921)
2013 - Angela Voigt, German long jumper (born 1951)
2014 - Dominique Baudis, French journalist and politician (born 1947)
2014 - Jim Flaherty, Canadian lawyer and politician, 37th Canadian Minister of Finance (born 1949)
2014 - Richard Hoggart, English author and academic (born 1918)
2014 - Sue Townsend, English author and playwright (born 1946)
2015 - Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (born 1930)
2015 - Raúl Héctor Castro, Mexican-American politician and diplomat, 14th Governor of Arizona (born 1916)
2015 - Jin Youzhi, nominal head of China's Aisin-Gioro clan (born 1918)
2015 - Judith Malina, German-American actress and director, co-founded The Living Theatre (born 1926)
2015 - Rose Francine Rogombé, Gabonese lawyer and politician, President of Gabon (born 1942)
2015 - Peter Walsh, Australian farmer and politician, 6th Australian Minister for Finance (born 1935)
2016 - Howard Marks, Welsh cannabis smuggler, writer, and legalisation campaigner (born 1945)