On This Day

Today is 25 February 2018, and this is some of what happened.

Events

138 - The Roman emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
493 - Odoacer surrenders Ravenna after a 3-year siege and agrees to a mediated peace with Theoderic the Great.
628 - Khosrau II is overthrown by his son Kavadh II.
1336 - Four thousand defenders of Pilnai commit mass suicide rather than be taken captive by the Teutonic Knights.
1631 - François de Bassompierre, a French courtier, is arrested on Richelieu's orders.
1797 - Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last invasion of Britain.
1821 - Greek War of Independence: Alexander Ypsilantis issues a proclamation at Iasi, announcing that he had "the support of a great power" (i.e. Russia).
1831 - Battle of Olszynka Grochowska, part of Polish November Uprising against Russian Empire.
1836 - Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.
1843 - Lord George Paulet occupies the Kingdom of Hawaii in the name of Great Britain in the Paulet Affair (1843).
1848 - Provisional government in revolutionary France, by Louis Blanc's motion, guarantees workers' rights.
1856 - A Peace conference opens in Paris after the Crimean War.
1866 - Miners in Calaveras County, California, discover what is now called the Calaveras Skull - human remains that supposedly indicated that man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed.
1870 - Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.
1875 - Guangxu Emperor of Qing dynasty China begins his reign, under Empress Dowager Cixi's regency.
1901 - J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
1912 - Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
1916 - World War I: The Germans capture Fort Douaumont during the Battle of Verdun.
1919 - Oregon places a one cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
1921 - Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
1928 - Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a broadcast license for television from the Federal Radio Commission.
1932 - Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
1933 - The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be designed from the start of construction as an aircraft carrier.
1941 - February strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
1945 - World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
1947 - The formal abolition of Prussia is proclaimed by the Allied Control Council. The Prussian government had already been abolished in 1934 by the Law for the Reconstruction of the Reich.
1948 - The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
1950 - Federal State of East Java, part of United States of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia Serikat, RIS), abolished and reunited to Republic of Indonesia.
1951 - The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1954 - Gamal Abdel Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
1956 - In his speech On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences, Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.
1964 - North Korean Prime Minister Kim Il-sung calls for the removal of feudalistic land ownership aimed at turning all cooperative farms into state-run ones.
1968 - Vietnam War: One hundred thirty-five unarmed citizens of Hà My village in South Vietnam's Quang Nam Province are killed and buried en masse by South Korean troops in what would come to be known as the Hà My massacre.
1971 - The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.
1980 - The government of Suriname is overthrown by a military coup led by Dési Bouterse.
1986 - People Power Revolution: President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the Philippines' first woman president.
1987 - Southern Methodist University's football program is the first college football program to receive the death penalty by the NCAA's Committee on Infractions. It was revealed that athletic officials and school administrators had knowledge of a "slush fund" used to make illegal payments to the school's football players as far back as 1981.
1991 - Gulf War: An Iraqi scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.
1991 - The Warsaw Pact is declared disbanded.
1992 - Khojaly massacre: About 613 civilians are killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.
1994 - Mosque of Abraham massacre: In the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, Baruch Goldstein opens fire with an automatic rifle, killing 29 Palestinian worshippers and injuring 125 more before being subdued and beaten to death by survivors.
1997 - Yi Han-yong, a North Korean defector, was murdered by unidentified assailants in Bundang, South Korea.
2009 - Members of the Bangladesh Rifles mutiny at their headquarters in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh, resulting in 74 deaths, including more than 50 army officials.
2015 - At least 310 people are killed in avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan.
2016 - Three people are killed and fourteen others injured in a series of shootings in Newton and Hesston, Kansas.

Births

1337 - Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg (died 1383)
1552 - Magdalene of Lippe (died 1587)
1591 - Friedrich Spee, German poet and author (died 1635)
1643 - Ahmed II, Ottoman sultan (died 1695)
1644 - Thomas Newcomen, English pastor and engineer (died 1729)
1651 - Johann Philipp Krieger, German organist and composer (died 1725)
1663 - Peter Anthony Motteux, French-English author, playwright, and translator (died 1718)
1670 - Maria Margarethe Kirch, German astronomer and mathematician (died 1720)
1682 - Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist and pathologist (died 1771)
1707 - Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright and composer (died 1793)
1714 - René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, French lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of France (died 1792)
1728 - John Wood, the Younger, English architect, designed the Royal Crescent (died 1782)
1752 - John Graves Simcoe, English-Canadian general and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (died 1806)
1755 - François René Mallarmé, French lawyer and politician (died 1835)
1778 - José de San Martín, Argentinian general and politician, 1st President of Peru (died 1850)
1812 - Carl Christian Hall, Danish lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Denmark (died 1888)
1816 - Giovanni Morelli, Italian historian and critic (died 1891)
1833 - John St. John, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Kansas (died 1916)
1841 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter and sculptor (died 1919)
1842 - Karl May, German author, poet, and playwright (died 1912)
1845 - George Reid, Scottish-Australian lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Australia (died 1918)
1855 - Cesário Verde, Portuguese poet and author (died 1886)
1856 - Karl Gotthard Lamprecht, German historian and academic (died 1915)
1856 - Mathias Zdarsky, Czech-Austrian skier, painter, and sculptor (died 1940)
1857 - Robert Bond, Canadian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Newfoundland (died 1927)
1860 - William Ashley, English historian and academic (died 1927)
1865 - Andranik, Armenian general (died 1927)
1866 - Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher and politician (died 1952)
1869 - Phoebus Levene, Russian-American biochemist and physician (died 1940)
1871 - Lesya Ukrainka, Ukrainian-Georgian poet and playwright (died 1913)
1873 - Enrico Caruso, Italian-American tenor and actor (died 1921)
1877 - Tom Crean, Irish sailor and explorer (died 1938)
1877 - Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist and scholar (died 1935)
1881 - William Z. Foster, American union leader and politician (died 1961)
1881 - Alexei Rykov, Russian politician, Premier of Russia (died 1938)
1883 - Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (died 1981)
1885 - Princess Alice of Battenberg (died 1969)
1885 - Sylvia Brett, English wife of Charles Vyner Brooke (died 1971)
1888 - John Foster Dulles, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 52nd United States Secretary of State (died 1959)
1889 - Homer S. Ferguson, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (died 1982)
1890 - Myra Hess, English pianist and educator (died 1965)
1894 - Meher Baba, Indian mystic and educator (died 1969)
1897 - Peter Llewelyn Davies, English soldier and publisher (died 1960)
1901 - Zeppo Marx, American comedian and agent (died 1979)
1903 - King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and coach (died 1986)
1905 - Perry Miller, American historian, author, and academic (died 1963)
1907 - Sabahattin Ali, Turkish journalist, author, and poet (died 1948)
1907 - Mary Coyle Chase, American journalist and playwright (died 1981)
1908 - Frank G. Slaughter, American physician and author (died 2001)
1910 - Millicent Fenwick, American journalist and politician (died 1992)
1913 - Jim Backus, American actor and screenwriter (died 1989)
1913 - Gert Fröbe, German actor and singer (died 1988)
1914 - John Arlott, English journalist and author (died 1991)
1917 - Anthony Burgess, English author, playwright, and critic (died 1993)
1917 - Brenda Joyce, American actress (died 2009)
1918 - Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (died 1995)
1919 - Monte Irvin, American baseball player (died 2016)
1919 - Karl H. Pribram, Austrian-American psychologist and academic (died 2015)
1920 - Philip Habib, American academic and diplomat, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (died 1992)
1920 - Sun Myung Moon, South Korean religious leader, founded the Unification Church (died 2012)
1921 - Pierre Laporte, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec (died 1970)
1921 - Andy Pafko, American baseball player and manager (died 2013)
1924 - Hugh Huxley, English-American biologist and academic (died 2013)
1926 - Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda, Japanese-Turkish mathematician and academic (died 2003)
1927 - Ralph Stanley, American singer and banjo player (The Stanley Brothers) (died 2016)
1928 - Paul Elvstrøm, Danish sailor and engineer
1928 - Larry Gelbart, American author and screenwriter (died 2009)
1928 - Richard G. Stern, American author and academic (died 2013)
1929 - Christopher George, American actor (died 1983)
1929 - Tommy Newsom, American saxophonist and bandleader (died 2007)
1934 - David E. Jeremiah, American admiral (died 2013)
1934 - Tony Lema, American golfer (died 1966)
1935 - Sally Jessy Raphael, American journalist and talk show host
1937 - Tom Courtenay, English actor
1937 - Bob Schieffer, American journalist and author
1938 - Diane Baker, American actress
1938 - Herb Elliott, Australian runner and businessman
1940 - Billy Packer, American sportscaster and author
1940 - Ron Santo, American baseball player and sportscaster (died 2010)
1941 - David Puttnam, English film producer and academic
1942 - Karen Grassle, American actress
1943 - Jack Concannon, American football player and actor (died 2005)
1943 - George Harrison, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Beatles, The Quarrymen, Traveling Wilburys, and Plastic Ono Band) (died 2001)
1944 - Matt Guokas, American basketball player and coach
1944 - François Cevert, French race car driver (died 1973)
1945 - Elkie Brooks, English singer-songwriter (Vinegar Joe)
1946 - Andrew Ang, Singaporean lawyer, judge, and academic
1946 - Jan Groth, Norwegian singer and keyboard player (Just 4 Fun and Aunt Mary) (died 2014)
1946 - Franz Xaver Kroetz, German actor, director, and playwright
1946 - Jean Todt, French race car driver and businessman
1946 - Pete Wernick, American banjo player (Hot Rize)
1947 - Giuseppe Betori, Italian cardinal
1947 - Lee Evans, American runner and coach
1947 - Marc Sautet, French philosopher, author, and academic (died 1998)
1947 - Doug Yule, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Velvet Underground and American Flyer)
1949 - Ric Flair, American wrestler, manager, and trainer
1949 - Jack Handey, American author and screenwriter
1949 - Amin Maalouf, Lebanese-French journalist and author
1950 - Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish skier (died 2006)
1950 - Neil Jordan, Irish director, screenwriter, and author
1950 - Néstor Kirchner, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 51st President of Argentina (died 2010)
1950 - Emitt Rhodes, American singer-songwriter (The Merry-Go-Round and The Palace Guard)
1951 - James Brown, American journalist and sportscaster
1951 - César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player and coach
1951 - Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner and coach
1952 - Jerry Chamberlain, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Daniel Amos and The Swirling Eddies)
1952 - Joey Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer (died 2000)
1953 - José María Aznar, Spanish academic and politician, Prime Minister of Spain
1954 - John Doe, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor (X, The Flesh Eaters, and The Knitters)
1955 - Rodger McFarlane, American soldier, therapist, and activist (died 2009)
1955 - Camille Thériault, Canadian politician, 29th Premier of New Brunswick
1957 - Chuck Strahl, Canadian businessman and politician, 28th Canadian Minister of Transport
1958 - Jeff Fisher, American football player and coach
1958 - Kurt Rambis, American basketball player and coach
1959 - Aleksei Balabanov, Russian director and screenwriter (died 2013)
1959 - Mike Peters, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Alarm and Big Country)
1961 - Davey Allison, American race car driver (died 1993)
1961 - Todd Blackledge, American football player and sportscaster
1962 - John Lanchester, German-English journalist and author
1962 - Foster Sylvers, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (The Sylvers)
1963 - Joseph E. Duncan III, American serial killer and sex offender
1963 - Paul O'Neill, American baseball player and sportscaster
1963 - Doug Stahl, American wrestler and boxer
1964 - Lee Evans, English comedian and actor
1964 - Don Majkowski, American football player and sportscaster
1965 - Brian Baker, American guitarist and songwriter (Bad Religion, Minor Threat, Junkyard, and Dag Nasty)
1965 - Carrot Top, American comedian and actor
1966 - Alexis Denisof, American actor
1966 - Andrew Feldman, Baron Feldman of Elstree, English lawyer and politician
1966 - Téa Leoni, American actress
1966 - Nancy O'Dell, American model and journalist
1966 - Sam Phillips, American model, actress, producer, and radio host
1967 - Ed Balls, English politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
1967 - Jonathan Freedland, English journalist and author
1968 - Evridiki, Cypriot singer
1968 - Sandrine Kiberlain, French actress and singer
1970 - Julie Hesmondhalgh, English actress
1971 - Sean Astin, American actor, director, and producer
1971 - Stuart MacGill, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1971 - Sean O'Haire, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and kick-boxer (died 2014)
1971 - Daniel Powter, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist
1973 - Anthony Barness, English footballer
1973 - Julio Iglesias, Jr., Spanish singer and actor
1973 - Anson Mount, American actor and producer
1974 - Divya Bharti, Indian model and actress (died 1993)
1974 - Dominic Raab, English lawyer and politician
1974 - Kevin Skinner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975 - Tunde Adebimpe, American singer-songwriter, actor, and director (TV on the Radio)
1975 - Chelsea Handler, American comedian, actress, author, and talk show host
1975 - Naga Munchetty, English journalist
1976 - Rashida Jones, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1976 - Samaki Walker, American basketball player
1977 - Sarah Jezebel Deva, English singer-songwriter (Angtoria, Cradle of Filth, and Mystic Circle)
1977 - Josh Wolff, American soccer player and manager
1980 - Antonio Burks, American basketball player and coach
1980 - Muratcan Güler, Turkish professional basketball player
1981 - Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
1982 - Chris Baird, Northern Irish footballer
1982 - Bert McCracken, American singer-songwriter (The Used)
1982 - Flavia Pennetta, Italian tennis player
1982 - Anton Volchenkov, Russian ice hockey player
1983 - Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian footballer
1983 - Steven Lewington, English wrestler
1984 - Lovefoxxx, Brazilian singer-songwriter (CSS)
1984 - Craig Mackail-Smith, Scottish footballer
1984 - João Pereira, Portuguese footballer
1984 - Dane Swan, Australian footballer
1985 - Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby player
1985 - Joakim Noah, American basketball player
1986 - Danny Saucedo, Swedish singer-songwriter (E.M.D.)
1986 - James Starks, American football player
1987 - Justin Abdelkader, American ice hockey player
1987 - Eva Avila, Canadian singer-songwriter
1987 - Mevlüt Erdinç, Turkish footballer
1987 - Adrián López Rodríguez, Spanish footballer
1987 - Andrew Poje, Canadian figure skater
1987 - Jai Reyes, Filipino basketball player
1988 - Luca Di Matteo, Italian footballer
1988 - Jimmy Monaghan, American-born Irish singer-songwriter and pianist (Music for Dead Birds)
1989 - Jimmer Fredette, American basketball player
1989 - E'Twaun Moore, American basketball player
1990 - Alejandra Andreu, Spanish model, Miss International 2008
1990 - Jefferson Alves Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
1990 - Marianna Zachariadi, Greek pole vaulter (died 2013)
1991 - Tony Oller, American singer-songwriter and actor (MKTO)
1992 - Max Aaron, American figure skater
1994 - Eugenie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player

Deaths

805 - De Zong, Chinese emperor (born 742)
1246 - Dafydd ap Llywelyn, Welsh king (born 1212)
1495 - Sultan Cem, Ottoman politician (born 1459)
1522 - William Lily, English scholar and educator (born 1468)
1536 - Berchtold Haller, German-Swiss theologian and reformer (born 1492)
1558 - Eleanor of Austria (born 1498)
1601 - Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (born 1566)
1634 - Albrecht von Wallenstein, Austrian general and politician (born 1583)
1655 - Daniel Heinsius, Flemish poet and scholar (born 1580)
1682 - Alessandro Stradella, Italian composer (born 1639)
1710 - Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, French soldier and explorer (born 1639)
1713 - Frederick I of Prussia (born 1657)
1723 - Christopher Wren, English architect, designed St Paul's Cathedral (born 1632)
1756 - Eliza Haywood, English actress and poet (born 1693)
1796 - Samuel Seabury, American bishop (born 1729)
1798 - Louis Jules Mancini Mazarini, French poet and diplomat (born 1716)
1805 - Thomas Pownall, English politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (born 1722)
1819 - Francisco Manoel de Nascimento, Portuguese-French poet and educator (born 1734)
1822 - William Pinkney, American politician and diplomat, 7th United States Attorney General (born 1764)
1831 - Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, German author and playwright (born 1752)
1841 - Philip Pendleton Barbour, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 12th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (born 1783)
1850 - Daoguang Emperor of China (born 1782)
1852 - Thomas Moore, Irish poet and lyricist (born 1779)
1865 - Otto Ludwig, German author, playwright, and critic (born 1813)
1870 - Henrik Hertz, Danish poet and playwright (born 1797)
1877 - Jung Bahadur Rana, Nepalese ruler (born 1816)
1878 - Townsend Harris, American merchant, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Japan (born 1804)
1894 - Steele MacKaye, American actor and playwright (born 1842)
1899 - Paul Reuter, German-English journalist and businessman, founded Reuters (born 1816)
1906 - Anton Arensky, Russian pianist and composer (born 1861)
1910 - Worthington Whittredge, American painter and educator (born 1820)
1911 - Friedrich Spielhagen, German author, theorist, and translator (born 1829)
1912 - William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (born 1852)
1914 - John Tenniel, English illustrator (born 1820)
1915 - Charles Edwin Bessey, American botanist, author, and academic (born 1845)
1916 - David Bowman, Australian politician (born 1860)
1920 - Marcel-Auguste Dieulafoy, French archaeologist and engineer (born 1844)
1922 - Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (born 1869)
1928 - William O'Brien, Irish journalist and politician (born 1852)
1934 - Elizabeth Gertrude Britton, American botanist and academic (born 1857)
1934 - John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (born 1873)
1945 - Mário de Andrade, Brazilian author, poet, and photographer (born 1893)
1950 - George Minot, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1885)
1953 - Sergei Winogradsky, Ukrainian-Russian microbiologist and ecologist (born 1856)
1957 - Mark Aldanov, Russian author and critic (born 1888)
1957 - Bugs Moran, American mob boss (born 1893)
1963 - Melville J. Herskovits, American anthropologist and academic (born 1895)
1964 - Alexander Archipenko, Ukrainian sculptor and illustrator (born 1887)
1964 - Hinrich Lohse, German politician (born 1896)
1964 - Grace Metalious, American author (born 1924)
1970 - Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter and academic (born 1903)
1971 - Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1884)
1975 - Elijah Muhammad, American religious leader (born 1897)
1978 - Daniel James, Jr., American general and pilot (born 1920)
1980 - Robert Hayden, American poet and academic (born 1913)
1983 - Tennessee Williams, American playwright, and poet (born 1911)
1987 - James Coco, American actor and comedian (born 1930)
1988 - Bernard Ashmole, English archaeologist and historian (born 1894)
1993 - Eddie Constantine, American-French actor and singer (born 1917)
1994 - Baruch Goldstein, American-Israeli physician and murderer (born 1956)
1996 - Vehbi Koç, Turkish businessman and philanthropist (born 1901)
1996 - Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-American physician and author (born 1940)
1997 - Cal Abrams, American baseball player (born 1924)
1997 - Andrei Sinyavsky, Russian journalist and publisher (born 1925)
1998 - W. O. Mitchell, Canadian author and playwright (born 1914)
1999 - Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1912)
2001 - A. R. Ammons, American poet and critic (born 1926)
2001 - Don Bradman, Australian cricketer (born 1908)
2001 - Norbert Glanzberg, Polish-French composer (born 1910)
2001 - Sigurd Raschèr, German-American saxophonist (born 1907)
2002 - James L. Usry, American politician, first African-American mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey (born 1922)
2003 - Tom O'Higgins, Irish judge and politician, 6th Chief Justice of Ireland (born 1916)
2003 - Alberto Sordi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (born 1920)
2004 - Albert Chartier, Canadian illustrator (born 1912)
2005 - Peter Benenson, English lawyer, founded Amnesty International (born 1921)
2005 - Edward Patten, American singer-songwriter and producer (Gladys Knight and the Pips) (born 1939)
2006 - Darren McGavin, American actor, director, and producer (born 1922)
2007 - William Anderson, American commander and politician (born 1921)
2007 - Clem Windsor, Australian rugby player and surgeon (born 1923)
2008 - Hans Raj Khanna, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, Indian Minister of Law and Justice (born 1912)
2008 - Static Major, American rapper and producer (Playa) (born 1974)
2009 - Philip José Farmer, American author (born 1918)
2011 - Nikos Alexiou, Greek painter and set designer (born 1960)
2012 - Lynn Compton, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (born 1921)
2012 - Erland Josephson, Swedish actor and director (born 1923)
2012 - Louisiana Red, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (born 1932)
2013 - Stewart "Dirk" Fischer, American trumpet player and composer (born 1924)
2013 - C. Everett Koop, American surgeon and admiral, 13th Surgeon General of the United States (born 1916)
2013 - Ray O'Connor, Australian soldier and politician, 22nd Premier of Western Australia (born 1926)
2014 - Angèle Arsenault, Canadian singer-songwriter (born 1943)
2014 - Mário Coluna, Portuguese footballer (born 1935)
2014 - Paco de Lucía, Spanish guitarist, songwriter, and producer (born 1947)
2014 - Quentin Elias, French-American singer and actor (Alliage) (born 1974)
2014 - Chokwe Lumumba, American lawyer and politician (born 1947)
2015 - Harve Bennett, American screenwriter and producer (born 1930)
2015 - Marie Cathcart, Countess Cathcart, British peeress (born 1923)
2015 - Eugenie Clark, American biologist and academic (born 1922)
2015 - A. Vincent, Indian director and cinematographer (born 1928)
2015 - Victor Watson, English businessman and philanthropist (born 1928)
2016 - Bhavarlal Jain, Indian businessman and philanthropist (born 1937)
2016 - Alfred E. Mann, American businessman and philanthropist (born 1925)