This Day in History (August 7)

Staff Writer

Events

322 BC – Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedonia.
461 – Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded near the river Iria in north-west Italy following his arrest and deposition by the magister militum Ricimer.
626 – The Avar and Slav armies leave the siege of Constantinople.
936 – Coronation of King Otto I of Germany.
1420 – Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence.
1427 – The Visconti of Milan's fleet is destroyed by the Venetians on the Po River.
1461 – The Ming dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.
1679 – The brigantine Le Griffon, commissioned by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the south-eastern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes of North America.
1714 – The Battle of Gangut: The first important victory of the Russian Navy.
1782 – George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.
1789 – The United States Department of War is established.
1791 – American troops destroy the Miami town of Kenapacomaqua near the site of present-day Logansport, Indiana in the Northwest Indian War.
1794 – U.S. President George Washington invokes the Militia Acts of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.
1819 – Simón Bolívar triumphs over Spain in the Battle of Boyacá.
1858 – The first Australian rules football match is played between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College.
1879 – The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester, England.
1890 – Anna Månsdotter becomes the last woman in Sweden to be executed, for the 1889 Yngsjö murder.
1909 – Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, taking 59 days to travel from New York, New York to San Francisco, California.
1927 – The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
1930 – The last confirmed lynching of blacks in the Northern United States occurs in Marion, Indiana. Two men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, are killed.
1933 – The Simele massacre: The Iraqi government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Simele. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.
1938 – The Holocaust: The building of Mauthausen concentration camp begins.
1940 – World War II: Alsace-Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich.
1942 – World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal begins as the United States Marines initiate the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.
1944 – IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
1946 – The government of the Soviet Union presented a note to its Turkish counterparts which refuted the latter's sovereignty over the Turkish Straits, thus beginning the Turkish Straits crisis.
1947 – Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.
1947 – The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
1955 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, sells its first transistor radios in Japan.
1959 – The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the "sheaves of wheat" design, and was minted until 2008.
1959 – Explorer program: Explorer 6 launches from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
1960 – Ivory Coast becomes independent from France.
1962 – Canadian-born American pharmacologist Frances Oldham Kelsey awarded the U.S. President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service for her refusal to authorize thalidomide.
1964 – Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.
1966 – Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
1970 – California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
1974 – Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1,368 feet (417 m) in the air.
1976 – Viking program: Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars.
1978 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal due to toxic waste that had been disposed of negligently.
1979 – Several tornadoes strike the city of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding communities.
1981 – The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
1985 – Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.
1985 – The White House Farm murders took place near the English village of Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, England.
1987 – Lynne Cox becomes first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union, crossing from Little Diomede Island in Alaska to Big Diomede in the Soviet Union
1989 – U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
1998 – The United States embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya kill approximately 212 people.
1999 – The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade invades neighboring Dagestan.
2008 – The start of the Russo-Georgian War over the territory of South Ossetia.
2012 – Three gunmen kill 19 people in a church near Okene, Nigeria.
2013 – A bombing in a market in Karachi, Pakistan, kills eleven people.

Births

317 – Constantius II, Roman emperor (d. 361)
1282 – Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)
1533 – Alonso de Ercilla, Spanish soldier and poet (d. 1595)
1560 – Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian serial killer (d. 1614)
1571 – Thomas Lupo, English viol player and composer (d. 1627)
1574 – Robert Dudley, English explorer and cartographer (d. 1649)
1598 – Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish poet and linguist (d. 1672)
1726 – James Bowdoin, American banker and politician, 2nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1790)
1734 – Duchess Maria Anna Josepha of Bavaria (d. 1776)
1742 – Nathanael Greene, American general (d. 1786)
1751 – Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (d. 1820)
1779 – Louis de Freycinet, French navigator and explorer (d. 1842)
1779 – Carl Ritter, German geographer and academic (d. 1859)
1783 – Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom (d. 1810)
1844 – Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist and author (d. 1911)
1860 – Alan Leo, English astrologer and author (d. 1917)
1862 – Victoria of Baden (d. 1931)
1867 – Emil Nolde, Danish-German painter and illustrator (d. 1956)
1868 – Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian-German economist and statistician (d. 1931)
1876 – Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (d. 1917)
1877 – Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)
1879 – Johannes Kotze, South African cricketer (d. 1931)
1884 – Billie Burke, American actress and singer (d. 1970)
1884 – Nikolai Triik, Estonian painter and illustrator (d. 1940)
1887 – Anna Elisabet Weirauch, German author and playwright (d. 1970)
1890 – Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, American author and activist (d. 1964)
1901 – Ann Harding, American actress and singer (d. 1981)
1903 – Louis Leakey, Kenyan-English palaeontologist and archaeologist (d. 1972)
1904 – Ralph Bunche, American political scientist, academic, and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
1907 – Albert Kotin, Belarusian-American soldier and painter (d. 1980)
1910 – Freddie Slack, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1965)
1911 – István Bibó, Hungarian lawyer and politician (d. 1979)
1911 – Nicholas Ray, American director and screenwriter (d. 1979)
1913 – George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
1916 – Kermit Love, American actor, puppeteer, and costume designer (d. 2008)
1917 – Budd Lynch, Canadian-American sportscaster (d. 2012)
1918 – Poni Adams, American actress (d. 2014)
1918 – C. Buddingh', Dutch poet and translator (d. 1985)
1918 – Gordon Zahn, American sociologist and author (d. 2007)
1921 – Manitas de Plata, French guitarist (d. 2014)
1921 – Karel Husa, Czech-American composer and conductor
1924 – Kenneth Kendall, Indian-English journalist and actor (d. 2012)
1925 – Felice Bryant, American songwriter (d. 2003)
1925 – M. S. Swaminathan, Indian geneticist and academic
1926 – Stan Freberg, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer (d. 2015)
1927 – Rocky Bridges, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
1927 – Edwin Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of Louisiana
1927 – Art Houtteman, American baseball player and journalist (d. 2003)
1927 – Carl Switzer, American actor and singer (d. 1959)
1928 – Betsy Byars, American author and academic
1928 – Owen Luder, English architect, designed Tricorn Centre and Trinity Square
1928 – Romeo Muller, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1992)
1928 – James Randi, Canadian-American magician, actor, and author
1928 – Herb Reed, American singer (The Platters) (d. 2012)
1929 – Don Larsen, American baseball player
1930 – Togrul Narimanbekov, Azerbaijani-French painter and academic (d. 2013)
1930 – Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer and educator
1931 – Jack Good, British television producer
1931 – Charles E. Rice, American scholar and author (d. 2015)
1932 – Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian runner (d. 1973)
1932 – Edward Hardwicke, English actor (d. 2011)
1932 – Rien Poortvliet, Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 1995)
1932 – Maurice Rabb, Jr., American ophthalmologist and academic (d. 2005)
1933 – Eddie Firmani, South African footballer and manager
1933 – Elinor Ostrom, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
1933 – Jerry Pournelle, American journalist and author
1934 – Sándor Simó, Hungarian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1935 – Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)
1937 – Zoltán Berczik, Hungarian table tennis player and coach (d. 2011)
1937 – Don Wilson, English cricketer and coach (d. 2012)
1939 – Anjanette Comer, American actress
1939 – Verna Bloom, American actress
1940 – Jean-Luc Dehaene, French-Belgian lawyer and politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2014)
1941 – Matthew Evans, Baron Evans of Temple Guiting, English publisher and politician
1942 – Tobin Bell, American actor and producer
1942 – Garrison Keillor, American author and radio host
1942 – Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer and actor (d. 1995)
1942 – Richard Sykes, English biochemist and academic
1942 – B. J. Thomas, American singer
1942 – Caetano Veloso, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943 – Mohammed Badie, Egyptian religious leader
1943 – Lana Cantrell, Australian-American singer and lawyer
1943 – Alain Corneau, French director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1944 – John Glover, American actor and singer
1944 – Robert Mueller, American soldier and lawyer, 6th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
1945 – Kenny Ireland, Scottish actor and director (d. 2014)
1945 – Alan Page, American football player and jurist
1946 – Ed Seykota, American businessman and academic
1947 – Franciscus Henri, Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter
1947 – Sofia Rotaru, Ukrainian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1948 – Marty Appel, American businessman and author
1948 – Greg Chappell, Australian cricketer and coach
1948 – Antonis Vardis, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1949 – Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese journalist and politician
1949 – Matthew Parris, South African-English journalist and politician
1950 – Rodney Crowell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Notorious Cherry Bombs)
1950 – Alan Keyes, American politician and diplomat, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
1950 – S. Thandayuthapani, Sri Lankan educator and politician
1952 – Eamonn Darcy, Irish golfer
1952 – Kees Kist, Dutch footballer
1952 – Alexei Sayle, English comedian, actor, and author
1953 – Anne Fadiman, American journalist and author
1954 – Jonathan Pollard, American-Israeli spy
1954 – Alan Reid, Scottish politician
1955 – Diane Downs, American murderer
1955 – Wayne Knight, American actor, comedian and voice actor
1955 – Greg Nickels, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Seattle
1955 – Blas Giraldo Reyes Rodríguez, Cuban librarian
1955 – Vladimir Sorokin, Russian author and playwright
1955 – Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director
1956 – Sharon Isbin, American guitarist
1957 – Caroline Aaron, American actress and producer
1957 – Daire Brehan, Irish journalist, lawyer, and actress (d. 2012)
1957 – Alexander Dityatin, Russian gymnast and colonel
1958 – Russell Baze, Canadian-American jockey
1958 – Bruce Dickinson, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Iron Maiden and Samson)
1958 – Alberto Salazar, Cuban-American runner and coach
1959 – Koenraad Elst, Belgian orientalist and author
1959 – Ali Shah, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
1960 – David Duchovny, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1960 – Jacquie O'Sullivan, English singer-songwriter (Bananarama and Shillelagh Sisters)
1961 – Brian Conley, English actor and singer
1961 – Yelena Davydova, Russian gymnast
1961 – Walter Swinburn, English jockey and trainer
1962 – Alison Brown, American banjo player, songwriter, and producer (Northern Lights)
1962 – Doon Mackichan, British actress and comedian
1962 – Alain Robert, French rock climber
1963 – Paul Dunn, Australian rugby league player
1963 – Nick Gillespie, American journalist and author
1963 – Marcus Roberts, American pianist and educator
1964 – John Birmingham, English-Australian journalist and author
1964 – Peter Niven, Scottish jockey
1965 – Elizabeth Manley, Canadian figure skater
1966 – David Cairns, Scottish laicised priest and politician, Minister of State for Scotland (d. 2011)
1966 – Shobna Gulati, English actress and dancer
1966 – Kristin Hersh, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave)
1966 – Jimmy Wales, American businessman, co-founded Wikipedia
1967 – Jason Grimsley, American baseball player
1968 – Big Mello, American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (d. 2002)
1968 – Francesca Gregorini, Italian-American director and screenwriter
1968 – Trevor Hendy, Australian surfer and coach
1968 – Sophie Lee, Australian actress and author
1968 – Lynn Strait, American singer-songwriter (Snot) (d. 1998)
1969 – Paul Lambert, Scottish footballer and manager
1970 – Eric Namesnik, American swimmer (d. 2006)
1971 – Dominic Cork, England cricketer and sportscaster
1971 – Rachel York, American actress and singer
1972 – Gerry Peñalosa, Filipino boxer and promoter
1973 – Mikhail Gorsheniov, Russian singer-songwriter (Korol i Shut) (d. 2013)
1973 – Danny Graves, Vietnamese-American baseball player
1973 – Zane Lowe, New Zealand radio and television host
1973 – Kevin Muscat, English-Australian footballer, coach, and manager
1974 – Chico Benymon, American actor
1974 – Michael Shannon, American actor
1975 – Koray Candemir, Turkish singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Kargo)
1975 – Gerard Denton, Australian cricketer
1975 – Gaahl, Norwegian singer-songwriter (God Seed, Gaahlskagg, Wardruna, and Trelldom)
1975 – Ray Hill, American football player (d. 2015)
1975 – Rebecca Kleefisch, American journalist and politician, 44th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
1975 – Edgar Rentería, Colombian baseball player
1975 – Charlize Theron, South African-American actress and producer
1976 – Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer and manager
1976 – Shane Lechler, American football player
1977 – Charlotte Ronson, English-American fashion designer
1977 – Samantha Ronson, English singer-songwriter and DJ
1977 – Vanessa Stacey, New Zealand actress
1978 – Alexandre Aja, French director, producer, and screenwriter
1978 – Jamey Jasta, American singer-songwriter (Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow, and Icepick)
1978 – Cirroc Lofton, American actor
1978 – Mark McCammon, English-Barbadian footballer
1978 – Vanness Wu, American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (F4 and Kangta & Vanness)
1978 – Shirley Yeung, Hong Kong actress and singer
1979 – Alex James, British musician (Blur)
1979 – Eric Johnson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1979 – Miguel Llera, Spanish footballer
1979 – Birgit Zotz, Austrian anthropologist and author
1980 – Carsten Busch, German footballer
1980 – Aurélie Claudel, French model and actress
1980 – Tácio Caetano Cruz Queiroz, Brazilian footballer
1980 – Seiichiro Maki, Japanese footballer
1981 – David Testo, American soccer player
1981 – Randy Wayne, American actor and producer
1982 – Ángeles Balbiani, Argentine actress and singer
1982 – Abbie Cornish, Australian actress
1982 – Edwin Dewees, American mixed martial artist
1982 – Juan Martín Hernández, Argentine rugby player
1982 – Marquise Hill, American football player (d. 2007)
1982 – Yana Klochkova, Ukrainian swimmer
1982 – Jasmin Mäntylä, Finnish model and singer
1982 – Brit Marling, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1982 – Marco Melandri, Italian motorcycle racer
1982 – Vassilis Spanoulis, Greek basketball player
1982 – Martin Vučić, Macedonian singer and drummer
1983 – Christian Chávez, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (RBD)
1983 – Murat Dalkılıç, Turkish singer-songwriter
1983 – Andriy Hryvko, Ukrainian cyclist
1983 – Tina O'Brien, English actress
1983 – Mark Pettini, English cricketer and journalist
1984 – Stratos Perperoglou, Greek basketball player
1984 – Tooba Siddiqui, Pakistani model and actress
1984 – Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author (d. 2003)
1986 – Paul Biedermann, German swimmer
1986 – Valter Birsa, Slovenian footballer
1986 – Altair Jarabo, Mexican model and actress
1986 – Sten Olmre, Estonian volleyball player
1986 – Juan de la Rosa, Mexican boxer
1987 – Sidney Crosby, Canadian ice hockey player
1987 – Mustapha Dumbuya, Sierra Leonean footballer
1987 – Ryan Lavarnway, American baseball player
1987 – Rouven Sattelmaier, German footballer
1988 – Mohamed Coulibaly, Senegalese footballer
1988 – Melody Oliveria, American blogger
1988 – Erik Pieters, Dutch footballer
1988 – Beanie Wells, American football player
1989 – DeMar DeRozan, American basketball player
1990 – Helen Flanagan, English actress
1991 – Luis Salom, Spanish motorcycle racer
1991 – Mitchell te Vrede, Dutch footballer
1991 – Mike Trout, American baseball player
1992 – Ariel Camacho, Mexican singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1992 – Adam Yates, English cyclist
1992 – Simon Yates, English cyclist
1992 – Yusuf Erdoğan, Turkish footballer
1993 – Martti Nõmme, Estonian ski jumper
1993 – Zaur Sizo, Russian footballer
1993 – Karol Zalewski, Polish sprinter
1996 – Tessa Allen, American actress
1996 – Liam James, Canadian actor

Deaths

461 – Majorian, Roman emperor (b. 420)
1106 – Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1050)
1385 – Joan of Kent (b. 1328)
1485 – Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany (b. 1454)
1613 – Thomas Fleming, English judge and politician, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1544)
1616 – Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect, designed Teatro Olimpico (b. 1548)
1632 – Robert de Vere, 19th Earl of Oxford, English soldier (b. 1575)
1635 – Friedrich Spee, German poet and academic (b. 1591)
1639 – Martin van den Hove, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1605)
1661 – Jin Shengtan, Chinese journalist and critic (b. 1608)
1817 – Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French economist and politician (b. 1739)
1823 – Mátyás Laáb, Croatian priest and translator (b. 1746)
1834 – Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor, invented the Jacquard loom (b. 1752)
1848 – Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Swedish chemist and academic (b. 1779)
1855 – Mariano Arista, Mexican general and politician, 19th President of Mexico (b. 1802)
1864 – Li Xiucheng, Chinese field marshal (b. 1823)
1893 – Alfredo Catalani, Italian composer and academic (b. 1854)
1899 – Jacob Maris, Dutch painter and educator (b. 1837)
1900 – Wilhelm Liebknecht, German lawyer and politician (b. 1826)
1912 – François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss limnologist and academic (b. 1841)
1917 – Edwin Harris Dunning, South African-English commander and pilot (b. 1891)
1938 – Konstantin Stanislavsky, Russian actor and director (b. 1863)
1941 – Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
1945 – Yi Wu, Korean colonel (b. 1912)
1948 – Charles Bryant, English-American actor and director (b. 1879)
1953 – Abner Powell, American baseball player and manager (b. 1860)
1957 – Oliver Hardy, American actor, singer, and director (b. 1892)
1958 – Elizabeth Foreman Lewis, American author and educator (b. 1892)
1960 – Luis Ángel Firpo, Argentine boxer (b. 1894)
1968 – Giovanni Bracco, Italian race car driver (b. 1908)
1969 – Jean Bastien, French professional footballer (b. 1915)
1969 – Joseph Kosma, Hungarian-French composer (b. 1905)
1970 – Harold Haley, American lawyer and judge (b. 1904)
1970 – Jonathan P. Jackson, American bodyguard (b. 1953)
1972 – Joi Lansing, American model, actress, and singer (b. 1928)
1972 – Aspasia Manos, Greek wife of Alexander of Greece (b. 1896)
1973 – Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (b. 1895)
1974 – Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet and author (b. 1925)
1974 – Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1902)
1981 – Gunnar Uusi, Estonian chess player (b. 1931)
1984 – Esther Phillips, American singer (b. 1935)
1984 – Baha Gelenbevi, Turkish film artist (d. 1907)
1985 – Grayson Hall, American actress (b. 1922)
1987 – Camille Chamoun, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 7th President of Lebanon (b. 1900)
1989 – Mickey Leland, American lawyer and politician (b. 1944)
1992 – John Anderson, American actor and director (b. 1922)
1994 – Larry Martyn, English actor (b. 1934)
1995 – Brigid Brophy, English author and critic (b. 1929)
1999 – Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)
2001 – Algirdas Lauritėnas, Lithuanian basketball player (b. 1932)
2003 – K. D. Arulpragasam, Sri Lankan zoologist and academic (b. 1931)
2003 – Mickey McDermott, American baseball player and coach (b. 1929)
2004 – Red Adair, American firefighter (b. 1915)
2004 – Colin Bibby, English ornithologist and academic (b. 1948)
2005 – Peter Jennings, Canadian-American journalist and author (b. 1938)
2006 – Mary Anderson Bain, American lawyer and politician (b. 1911)
2007 – Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director, and producer (b. 1917)
2007 – Hal Fishman, American journalist and actor (b. 1931)
2007 – Angus Tait, New Zealand businessman, founded Tait Communications (b. 1919)
2008 – Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent and producer (b. 1931)
2008 – Andrea Pininfarina, Italian engineer and businessman (b. 1957)
2009 – Louis E. Saavedra, American educator and politician, 48th Mayor of Albuquerque (b. 1933)
2009 – Mike Seeger, American singer-songwriter (New Lost City Ramblers) (b. 1933)
2010 – Roberto Cantoral, Mexican singer-songwriter (b. 1935)
2010 – John Nelder, English mathematician and statistician (b. 1924)
2011 – Mark Hatfield, American soldier, academic, and politician, 29th Governor of Oregon (b. 1922)
2011 – Nancy Wake, New Zealand-English captain (b. 1912)
2011 – Joe Yamanaka, Japanese singer and actor (Flower Travellin' Band and The Wailers Band) (b. 1946)
2012 – Murtuz Alasgarov, Azerbaijani academic and politician, Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan (b. 1928)
2012 – Judith Crist, American critic and academic (b. 1922)
2012 – Vladimir Kobzev, Russian footballer and coach (b. 1959)
2012 – Anna Piaggi, Italian journalist and author (b. 1931)
2012 – Mayer Zald, American sociologist and academic (b. 1931)
2012 – Dušan Zbavitel, Czech indologist and author (b. 1925)
2013 – Samuel G. Armistead, American linguist, historian, and academic (b. 1927)
2013 – Almir Kayumov, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
2013 – Anthony Pawson, English-Canadian biologist, chemist, and academic (b. 1952)
2013 – Margaret Pellegrini, American actress and dancer (b. 1923)
2013 – Sean Sasser, American chef, educator, and activist (b. 1968)
2013 – Meeli Truu, Estonian architect (d. 1946)
2013 – Alexander Yagubkin, Russian boxer (b. 1961)
2014 – Víctor Fayad, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1955)
2014 – Perry Moss, American football player and coach (b. 1926)
2014 – Henry Stone, American record producer (b. 1921)
2015 – Manuel Contreras, Chilean general (b. 1929)
2015 – Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian pharmacologist and physician (b. 1914)
2015 – Louise Suggs, American golfer, co-founded LPGA (b. 1923)

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