This Day in History – June 2

Staff Writer

Events

455 – Sack of Rome: Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks.
1010 – The Battle of Aqbat al-Bakr took place in the context of the Fitna of al-Andalus resulting in a defeat for the Caliphate of Córdoba.
1098 – First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city; the second siege began five days later.
1615 – The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
1676 – Franco-Dutch War: France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo.
1692 – Bridget Bishop is the first person to be tried for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts; she was found guilty and later hanged.
1763 – Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
1774 – Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters are not provided.
1793 – French Revolution: François Hanriot, leader of the Parisian National Guard, arrests 22 Girondists selected by Jean-Paul Marat, setting the stage for the Reign of Terror.
1805 – Napoleonic Wars: A Franco-Spanish fleet recaptures Diamond Rock, an uninhabited island at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-France, from the British.
1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
1848 – The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
1866 – The Fenians defeat Canadian forces at Ridgeway and Fort Erie, but the raids end soon after.
1886 – U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House; she is 27 years his junior.
1896 – Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his wireless telegraph.
1909 – Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
1910 – Charles Rolls, a co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane.
1919 – Anarchists simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities.
1924 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
1941 – World War II: German paratroopers murder Greek civilians in the village of Kondomari.
1946 – Birth of the Italian Republic: In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum, King Umberto II of Italy is exiled.
1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.
1955 – The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
1962 – During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.
1964 – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is formed.[1]
1966 – Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on another world.
1967 – Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
1967 – Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into riots, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.
1979 – Pope John Paul II starts his first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
1983 – After an emergency landing because of an in-flight fire, twenty-three passengers aboard Air Canada Flight 797 are killed when a flashover occurs as the plane's doors open. Because of this incident, numerous new safety regulations are put in place.
1990 – The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12.
1997 – In Denver, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, in which 168 people died. He was executed four years later.
2003 – Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
2012 – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
2014 – Telangana officially becomes the 29th state of India and form 13 districts New Andhra Pradesh.

Births

1202 – Margaret II, Countess of Flanders (d. 1278)
1305 – Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan, ruler of Ilkhanate (d. 1335)
1423 – Ferdinand I of Naples (d. 1494)
1489 – Charles, Duke of Vendôme (d. 1537)
1535 – Pope Leo XI (d. 1605)
1602 – Rudolf Christian, Count of East Frisia, Ruler of East Frisia (d. 1628)
1621 – Rutger von Ascheberg, Courland-born soldier in Swedish service (d. 1693)
1621 – Isaac van Ostade, Dutch painter (d. 1649)
1638 – Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon (d. 1709)
1644 – William Salmon, English medical writer (d. 1713)
1739 – Jabez Bowen, American colonel and politician, 45th Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1815)
1740 – Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and politician (d. 1814)
1743 – Alessandro Cagliostro, Italian occultist and explorer (d. 1795)
1773 – John Randolph of Roanoke, American planter and politician, 8th United States Ambassador to Russia (d. 1833)
1774 – William Lawson, English-Australian explorer and politician (d. 1850)
1813 – Daniel Pollen, Irish-New Zealand politician, 9th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1896)
1823 – Gédéon Ouimet, Canadian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (d. 1905)
1835 – Pope Pius X (d. 1914)
1838 – Duchess Alexandra Petrovna of Oldenburg (d. 1900)
1840 – Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (d. 1928)
1840 – Émile Munier, French artist (d. 1895)
1857 – Edward Elgar, English composer and educator (d. 1934)
1857 – Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1861 – Concordia Selander, Swedish actress and manager (d. 1935)
1863 – Felix Weingartner, Croatian-Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1942)
1865 – George Lohmann, English cricketer (d. 1901)
1865 – Adelaide Casely-Hayford, Sierra Leone Creole advocate and activist for cultural nationalism (d. 1960)[2]
1869 – Jack O'Connor, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
1875 – Charles Stewart Mott, American businessman and politician, 50th Mayor of Flint, Michigan (d. 1973)
1878 – Wallace Hartley, English violinist and bandleader (d. 1912)
1881 – Walter Egan, American golfer (d. 1971)
1891 – Thurman Arnold, American lawyer and judge (d. 1969)
1891 – Takijirō Ōnishi, Japanese admiral and pilot (d. 1945)
1899 – Lotte Reiniger, German animator and director (d. 1981)
1899 – Edwin Way Teale, American environmentalist and photographer (d. 1980)
1904 – Frank Runacres, English painter and educator (d. 1974)
1904 – Johnny Weissmuller, Hungarian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)
1907 – Dorothy West, American journalist and author (d. 1998)
1907 – John Lehmann, English poet and publisher (d. 1987)
1910 – Hector Dyer, American sprinter (d. 1990)
1911 – Joe McCluskey, American runner (d. 2002)
1913 – Barbara Pym, English author (d. 1980)
1913 – Elsie Tu, English-Hong Kong educator and politician (d. 2015)
1914 – Johnny Bulla, American golfer (d. 2003)
1915 – Alexandru Nicolschi, Romanian spy (d. 1992)
1917 – Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and director (d. 2006)
1918 – Ruth Atkinson, Canadian-American illustrator (d. 1997)
1918 – Kathryn Tucker Windham, American journalist and author (d. 2011)
1919 – Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)
1920 – Frank G. Clement, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)
1920 – Yolande Donlan, American-English actress (d. 2014)
1920 – Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-German author and critic (d. 2013)
1920 – Tex Schramm, American businessman (d. 2003)
1920 – Johnny Speight, English screenwriter and producer (d. 1998)
1921 – Betty Freeman, American photographer and philanthropist (d. 2009)
1921 – Ernie Royal, American trumpet player (d. 1983)
1921 – Sigmund Sternberg, Hungarian-English businessman and philanthropist (d. 2016)
1921 – András József Szennay, Hungarian priest (d. 2012)
1922 – Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1922 – Carmen Silvera, Canadian-English actress (d. 2002)
1923 – Lloyd Shapley, American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
1924 – June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author, and activist (d. 2007)
1926 – Chiyonoyama Masanobu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 41st Yokozuna (d. 1977)
1926 – Milo O'Shea, Irish-American actor (d. 2013)
1927 – W. Watts Biggers, American author, screenwriter, and animator (d. 2013)
1927 – Christopher Slade, English lawyer and judge
1928 – Erzsi Kovács, Hungarian singer (d. 2014)
1928 – Rafael A. Lecuona, Cuban-American gymnast and academic (d. 2014)
1929 – Norton Juster, American architect, author, and academic
1929 – Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (d. 2007)
1930 – Pete Conrad, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1999)
1933 – Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
1933 – Lew "Sneaky Pete" Robinson, drag racer (d. 1971)[3]
1934 – Johnny Carter, American singer (d. 2009)
1935 – Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2003)
1935 – Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek poet and educator
1936 – Volodymyr Holubnychy, Ukrainian race walker
1937 – Rosalyn Higgins, English lawyer and judge
1937 – Sally Kellerman, American actress
1937 – Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
1937 – Robert Paul, Canadian figure skater and choreographer
1937 – Deric Washburn, American screenwriter and playwright
1938 – Kevin Brownlow, English historian and author
1938 – George William Penrose, Lord Penrose, Scottish lawyer and judge
1939 – Charles Miller, American musician (d. 1980)
1939 – John Schlee, American golfer (d. 2000)
1940 – Constantine II of Greece
1941 – Ünal Aysal, Turkish businessman
1941 – Stacy Keach, American actor
1941 – Lou Nanne, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
1941 – Charlie Watts, English drummer, songwriter, and producer
1942 – Mike Ahern, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Queensland
1943 – Charles Haid, American actor and director
1943 – Crescenzio Sepe, Italian cardinal
1944 – Robert Elliott, American actor (d. 2004)
1944 – Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (d. 2012)
1945 – Richard Long, English painter, sculptor, and photographer
1945 – Bonnie Newman, American businessman and politician
1946 – Lasse Hallström, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter
1946 – Peter Sutcliffe, UK serial killer
1948 – Jerry Mathers, American actor
1949 – Heather Couper, English astronomer and physicist
1949 – Frank Rich, American journalist and critic
1950 – Jonathan Evans, Welsh lawyer and politician
1950 – Joanna Gleason, Canadian actress and singer
1950 – Anne Phillips, English theorist and academic
1950 – Momčilo Vukotić, Serbian footballer and manager
1951 – Gilbert Baker, American artist, gay rights activist, and designer of the rainbow flag (d. 2017)
1951 – Arnold Mühren, Dutch footballer and manager
1951 – Larry Robinson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1951 – Alexander Wylie, Lord Kinclaven, Scottish lawyer, judge, and educator
1952 – Gary Bettman, American commissioner of the National Hockey League
1953 – Vidar Johansen, Norwegian saxophonist
1953 – Craig Stadler, American golfer
1953 – Cornel West, American philosopher, author, and academic
1954 – Dennis Haysbert, American actor and producer
1955 – Dana Carvey, American comedian and actor
1955 – Nandan Nilekani, Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys
1955 – Mani Ratnam, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
1955 – Michael Steele, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1956 – Jan Lammers, Dutch race car driver
1957 – Mark Lawrenson, English footballer and manager
1958 – Lex Luger, American wrestler and football player
1959 – Rineke Dijkstra, Dutch photographer
1959 – Lydia Lunch, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1959 – Erwin Olaf, Dutch photographer
1960 – Olga Bondarenko, Russian runner
1960 – Tony Hadley, English singer-songwriter and actor
1960 – Kyle Petty, American race car driver and sportscaster
1961 – Dez Cadena, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962 – Mark Plaatjes, South African-American runner and coach
1963 – Anand Abhyankar, Indian actor (d. 2012)
1964 – Caroline Link, German director and screenwriter
1965 – Russ Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player
1965 – Mark Waugh, Australian cricketer and journalist
1965 – Steve Waugh, Australian cricketer
1966 – Dayana Cadeau, Haitian born Canadian-American professional bodybuilder[4][5]
1966 – Candace Gingrich, American activist[6]
1966 – Pedro Guerra, Spanish singer-songwriter
1966 – Petra van Staveren, Dutch swimmer
1967 – Remigija Nazarovienė, Lithuanian heptathlete and coach
1967 – Mike Stanton, American baseball player
1968 – Merril Bainbridge, Australian singer-songwriter
1968 – Andy Cohen, American television host
1969 – Kurt Abbott, American baseball player
1969 – Paulo Sérgio, Brazilian footballer
1969 – David Wheaton, American tennis player, radio host, and author
1970 – B Real, American rapper and actor
1971 – Kateřina Jacques, Czech translator and politician
1972 – Wayne Brady, American actor, comedian, game show host, and singer
1972 – Raúl Ibañez, American baseball player
1972 – Wentworth Miller, American actor and screenwriter
1973 – Marko Kristal, Estonian footballer and manager
1973 – Neifi Pérez, Dominican-American baseball player
1974 – Gata Kamsky, Russian-American chess player
1974 – Matt Serra, American mixed martial artist
1975 – Salvatore Scibona, American author
1976 – Earl Boykins, American basketball player
1976 – Martin Čech, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2007)
1976 – Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Brazilian mixed martial artist and boxer
1976 – Tim Rice-Oxley, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1977 – Teet Allas, Estonian footballer
1977 – A.J. Styles, American wrestler
1977 – Zachary Quinto, American actor and producer
1978 – Dominic Cooper, English actor
1978 – Nikki Cox, American actress
1978 – Justin Long, American actor
1978 – Yi So-yeon, biotechnologist and astronaut, the first Korean in space
1978 – Luke Williamson, Australian rugby league player
1979 – Morena Baccarin, Brazilian-American actress
1979 – Butterfly Boucher, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1979 – Natalia Rodríguez, Spanish runner
1980 – Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian-American drummer
1980 – Bobby Simmons, American basketball player
1980 – Richard Skuse, English rugby player
1980 – Abby Wambach, American soccer player and coach
1980 – Tomasz Wróblewski, Polish bass player and songwriter
1981 – Nikolay Davydenko, Russian tennis player
1981 – Chin-hui Tsao, Taiwanese baseball player
1982 – Jewel Staite, Canadian actress
1983 – Chris Higgins, American ice hockey player
1983 – Leela James, American singer-songwriter
1983 – Toni Livers, Swiss skier
1983 – Brooke White, American singer-songwriter and actress
1984 – Jack Afamasaga, New Zealand rugby league player
1984 – Max Boyer, Canadian wrestler
1984 – Feleti Mateo, Australian-Tongan rugby league player
1985 – Miyuki Sawashiro, Japanese voice actress and singer
1985 – Maggie Thrash, American graphic novelist and writer
1986 – Todd Carney, Australian rugby league player
1987 – Maryka Holtzhausen, South African netball player
1987 – Yoann Huget, French rugby player
1987 – Matthew Koma, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1987 – Angelo Mathews, Sri Lankan cricketer
1987 – Darin Zanyar, Swedish singer-songwriter
1987 – Sonakshi Sinha, Indian actress
1988 – Sergio Agüero, Argentinian footballer
1988 – Patrik Berglund, Swedish ice hockey player
1989 – Freddy Adu, Ghanaian-American footballer
1989 – Steve Smith, Australian cricketer
1990 – Jack Lowden, Scottish actor
1992 – Pajtim Kasami, Swiss footballer
1993 – Adam Taggart, Australian footballer
1994 – Mike Grzesiek, Esports player and streamer
1999 – Campbell Graham, Australian rugby league player
2000 – Lilimar Hernandez, Venezuelan actress

Deaths

657 – Pope Eugene I[7]
891 – Al-Muwaffaq, Abbasid general (b. 842)
910 – Richilde of Provence (b. 845)
1200 – Bishop John of Oxford[8]
1258 – Peter I, Count of Urgell
1292 – Rhys ap Maredudd, Welsh nobleman and rebel leader
1418 – Katherine of Lancaster, queen of Henry III of Castile
1453 – Álvaro de Luna, Duke of Trujillo, Constable of Castile
1567 – Shane O'Neill, Irish king (b. 1530)
1572 – Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk (b. 1536)
1581 – James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, Scottish soldier and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1525)
1603 – Bernard of Wąbrzeźno, Roman Catholic priest (b. 1575)
1693 – John Wildman, English soldier and politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1621)
1701 – Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (b. 1607)
1716 – Ogata Kōrin, Japanese painter and educator (b. 1658)
1754 – Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish minister and theologian (b. 1680)
1761 – Jonas Alströmer, Swedish businessman (b. 1685)
1785 – Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician and academic (b. 1713)
1806 – William Tate, English painter (b. 1747)
1853 – Henry Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre, English general (b. 1777)
1865 – Ner Middleswarth, American judge and politician (b. 1783)
1875 – Józef Kremer, Polish psychologist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1806)
1881 – Émile Littré, French lexicographer and philosopher (b. 1801)
1882 – Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and politician (b. 1807)
1901 – George Leslie Mackay, Canadian missionary and author (b. 1844)
1927 – Hüseyin Avni Lifij, Turkish painter (b. 1886)
1929 – Enrique Gorostieta, Mexican general (b. 1889)
1933 – Frank Jarvis, American runner and triple jumper (b. 1878)
1937 – Louis Vierne, French organist and composer (b. 1870)
1941 – Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (b. 1903)
1942 – Bunny Berigan, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1908)
1947 – John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton, English sailor and politician (b. 1867)
1948 – Viktor Brack, German physician (b. 1904)
1948 – Karl Brandt, German SS officer (b. 1904)
1948 – Karl Gebhardt, German physician (b. 1897)
1948 – Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
1948 – Wolfram Sievers, German SS officer (b. 1905)
1952 – Naum Torbov, Bulgarian architect, designed the Central Sofia Market Hall (b. 1880)
1956 – Jean Hersholt, Danish-American actor and director (b. 1886)
1959 – Lyda Borelli, Italian actress (b. 1884)
1961 – George S. Kaufman, American director, producer, and playwright (b. 1889)
1962 – Vita Sackville-West, English author and poet (b. 1892)
1967 – Benno Ohnesorg, German student and activist (b. 1940)
1968 – André Mathieu, Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1929)
1969 – Leo Gorcey, American actor (b. 1917)
1970 – Orhan Kemal, Turkish author (b. 1914)
1970 – Albert Lamorisse, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
1970 – Bruce McLaren, New Zealand race car driver and engineer, founded the McLaren racing team (b. 1937)
1970 – Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian soldier, journalist, and academic (b. 1888)
1974 – Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese race car driver (b. 1949)
1976 – Kenneth Mason, English soldier and geographer (b. 1887)
1976 – Juan José Torres, Bolivian general and politician, 61st President of Bolivia (b. 1920)
1977 – Albert Bittlmayer, German footballer (b. 1952)
1977 – Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish-born American actor (b. 1931)
1978 – Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1895)
1979 – Jim Hutton, American actor (b. 1934)
1982 – Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 5th President of Pakistan (b. 1904)
1983 – Stan Rogers, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
1983 – Ray Stehr, Australian rugby league player and coach (b. 1913)
1986 – Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1901)
1987 – Anthony de Mello, Indian-American priest and psychotherapist (b. 1931)
1987 – Sammy Kaye, American bandleader and songwriter (b. 1910)
1987 – Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (b. 1893)
1988 – Raj Kapoor, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)
1989 – Ted a'Beckett, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1907)
1990 – Jack Gilford, American actor and comedian (b. 1908)
1990 – Rex Harrison, English actor (b. 1908)
1991 – Ahmed Arif, Turkish poet and author (b. 1927)
1992 – Philip Dunne, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
1993 – Johnny Mize, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1913)
1993 – Tahar Djaout, Algerian journalist, writer and poet (b. 1954)
1994 – David Stove, Australian philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1927)
1996 – John Alton, Hungarian-American cinematographer and director (b. 1901)
1996 – Leon Garfield, English author (b. 1921)
1996 – Ray Combs, American game show host (b. 1956)
1997 – Doc Cheatham, American trumpet player, singer, and bandleader (b. 1905)
1999 – Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican singer (b. 1949)
2000 – Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist, academic, and politician (b. 1927)
2000 – John Schlee, American golfer (b. 1939)
2000 – Gerald James Whitrow, English mathematician, cosmologist, and historian (b. 1912)
2001 – Imogene Coca, American actress and comedian (b. 1908)
2001 – Joey Maxim, American boxer (b. 1922)
2002 – Hugo van Lawick, Dutch director and photographer (b. 1937)
2003 – Freddie Blassie, American wrestler and manager (b. 1918)
2003 – Alma Ricard, Canadian broadcaster and philanthropist (b. 1906)
2005 – Lucien Cliche, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)
2005 – Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian skier (b. 1930)
2005 – Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and educator (b. 1950)
2005 – Melita Norwood, English civil servant and spy (b. 1912)
2006 – Keith Smith, English rugby player and coach (b. 1952)
2007 – Kentarō Haneda, Japanese pianist and composer (b. 1949)
2007 – Huang Ju, Chinese engineer and politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1938)
2008 – Bo Diddley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1928)
2008 – Mel Ferrer, American actor (b. 1917)
2008 – Cevher Özden, Turkish banker and businessman (b. 1933)
2009 – David Eddings, American author (b. 1931)
2012 – Avraham Botzer, Polish-Israeli commander (b. 1929)
2012 – Adolfo Calero, Nicaraguan businessman and political activist (b. 1931)
2012 – Richard Dawson, English-American soldier, actor, television personality, and game show host (b. 1932)
2012 – LeRoy Ellis, American basketball player (b. 1940)
2012 – Kathryn Joosten, American actress (b. 1939)
2012 – Jan Gmelich Meijling, Dutch commander and politician (b. 1943)
2013 – Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1930)
2013 – Chen Xitong, Chinese politician, 8th Mayor of Beijing (b. 1930)
2013 – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1956)
2014 – Ivica Brzić, Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1941)
2014 – Anjan Das, Indian director and producer (b. 1951)
2014 – Gennadi Gusarov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1937)
2014 – Nikolay Khrenkov, Russian bobsledder (b. 1984)
2014 – Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Indian cardinal (b. 1924)
2014 – Kuaima Riruako, Namibian politician (b. 1935)
2014 – Alexander Shulgin, American pharmacologist and chemist (b. 1925)
2015 – Fernando de Araújo, East Timorese politician, President of East Timor (b. 1963)
2015 – Irwin Rose, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
2017 – Peter Sallis, English actor (b. 1921)

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