On This Day

Today is 29 June 2017, and this is some of what happened.

Events

226 - Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
1149 - Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.
1194 - Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
1444 - Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.
1534 - Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
1613 - The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground.
1644 - Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge.
1659 - At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.
1776 - First privateer battle of the American Revolutionary War fought at Turtle Gut Inlet near Cape May, New Jersey
1776 - Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asís in what is now San Francisco.
1786 - Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
1807 - Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
1850 - Autocephaly officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece.
1864 - Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec.
1874 - Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.
1880 - France annexes Tahiti.
1881 - In Sudan, Muhammad Ahmad declares himself to be the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of Islam.
1888 - George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.
1889 - Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.
1895 - Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
1914 - Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
1915 - The North Saskatchewan River flood of 1915 is the worst flood in Edmonton history.
1916 - The Irish Nationalist and British diplomat Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
1922 - France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes".
1926 - Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
1927 - The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.
1927 - First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable-pitch propeller.
1928 - The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened.
1945 - Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union.
1956 - The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
1972 - The United States Supreme Court rules in the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
1974 - Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina. Her husband, President Juan Perón, had delegated responsibility due to weak health and died two days later.
1974 - Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.
1975 - Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.
1976 - The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
1976 - The Conference of Communist and Workers Parties of Europe convenes in East Berlin
1995 - Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.
1995 - The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho District of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.
2002 - Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.
2006 - Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.
2007 - Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.
2012 - A derecho sweeps across the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.
2014 - The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant self-declared its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq.

Births

1136 - Petronilla of Aragon (died 1173)
1326 - Murad I, Ottoman Sultan (died 1389)
1398 - John II of Aragon and Navarre (died 1479)
1475 - Beatrice d'Este, Italian wife of Ludovico Sforza (died 1497)
1482 - Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (died 1517)
1517 - Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist (died 1585)
1543 - Christine of Hesse (died 1604)
1596 - Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (died 1680)
1746 - Joachim Heinrich Campe, German linguist, author, and educator (died 1818)
1793 - Josef Ressel, Czech-Austrian inventor, invented the propeller (died 1857)
1798 - Willibald Alexis, German author and poet (died 1871)
1798 - Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet and philosopher (died 1837)
1803 - John Newton Brown, American minister and author (died 1868)
1818 - Angelo Secchi, Italian astronomer and academic (died 1878)
1819 - Thomas Dunn English, American poet, playwright, and politician (died 1902)
1833 - Peter Waage, Norwegian chemist and academic (died 1900)
1844 - Peter I of Serbia (died 1921)
1849 - Pedro Montt, Chilean lawyer and politician, 15th President of Chile (died 1910)
1849 - Sergei Witte, Russian politician, 1st Chairmen of Council of Ministers of the Russian Empire (died 1915)
1849 - John Hunn, American businessman and politician, 51st Governor of Delaware (died 1926)
1858 - George Washington Goethals, American general and engineer, co-designed the Panama Canal (died 1928)
1858 - Julia Lathrop, American activist and politician (died 1932)
1861 - William James Mayo, American physician and surgeon, co-founded the Mayo Clinic (died 1939)
1863 - Wilbert Robinson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (died 1934)
1866 - Bartholomeus Roodenburch, Dutch swimmer (died 1939)
1868 - George Ellery Hale, American astronomer and journalist (died 1938)
1870 - Joseph Carl Breil, American tenor, composer, and director (died 1926)
1873 - Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (died 1938)
1879 - Benedetto Aloisi Masella, Italian cardinal (died 1970)
1879 - Zsigmond Móricz, Hungarian author (died 1942)
1880 - Ludwig Beck, German general (died 1944)
1881 - Harry Frazee, American director, producer, and agent (died 1929)
1881 - Curt Sachs, German-American composer and musicologist (died 1959)
1882 - Henry Hawtrey, English runner (died 1961)
1882 - Franz Seldte, German captain and politician, Reich Minister for Labour (died 1947)
1886 - Robert Schuman, Luxembourgian-French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (died 1963)
1886 - James Van Der Zee, American photographer (died 1983)
1888 - Alexander Friedmann, Russian physicist and mathematician (died 1925)
1888 - Squizzy Taylor, Australian gangster (died 1927)
1889 - Willie Macfarlane, Scottish-American golfer (died 1961)
1890 - Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, Dutch super-centenarian (died 2005)
1890 - Robert Laurent, American sculptor and academic (died 1970)
1892 - Henry Gerber, German-American activist, founded the Society for Human Rights (died 1972)
1893 - Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Indian economist and statistician (died 1972)
1893 - Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer and educator (died 1958)
1897 - Fulgence Charpentier, Canadian journalist and publisher (died 2001)
1898 - Yvonne Lefébure, French pianist and educator (died 1986)
1900 - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French poet and pilot (died 1944)
1901 - Nelson Eddy, American singer and actor (died 1967)
1903 - Alan Blumlein, English engineer, developed the H2S radar (died 1942)
1906 - Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Ukrainian general (died 1945)
1906 - Heinz Harmel, German general (died 2000)
1908 - Leroy Anderson, American composer and conductor (died 1975)
1908 - Erik Lundqvist, Swedish javelin thrower (died 1963)
1910 - Frank Loesser, American composer and conductor (died 1969)
1910 - Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (died 1993)
1911 - Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (died 2004)
1911 - Katherine DeMille, Canadian-American actress (died 1995)
1911 - Bernard Herrmann, American composer and conductor (died 1975)
1912 - José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican pianist, composer, and conductor (died 1958)
1912 - Émile Peynaud, French oenologist and academic (died 2004)
1912 - John Toland, American historian and author (died 2004)
1913 - Earle Meadows, American pole vaulter (died 1992)
1914 - Rafael Kubelík, Czech-American conductor and composer (died 1996)
1914 - Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek-American mathematician and academic (died 1976)
1916 - Ruth Warrick, American actress and activist (died 2005)
1919 - Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada, Mexican cardinal (died 2008)
1919 - Slim Pickens, American rodeo performer and actor (died 1983)
1919 - Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American actor and director (died 2006)
1920 - César Rodríguez Álvarez, Spanish footballer and manager (died 1995)
1920 - Ray Harryhausen, American animator and producer (died 2013)
1920 - Nicole Russell, Duchess of Bedford (died 2012)
1921 - Frédéric Dard, French author and screenwriter (died 2000)
1921 - Jean Kent, English actress (died 2013)
1921 - Reinhard Mohn, German businessman (died 2009)
1921 - Harry Schell, French-American race car driver (died 1960)
1922 - Ralph Burns, American songwriter, bandleader, composer, conductor, arranger and pianist (died 2001)
1922 - Vasko Popa, Serbian poet and academic (died 1991)
1922 - John William Vessey, Jr., American general
1923 - Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer and educator
1924 - Ezra Laderman, American composer and educator (died 2015)
1924 - Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (died 2006)
1924 - Roy Walford, American pathologist and gerontologist (died 2004)
1925 - Giorgio Napolitano, Italian journalist and politician, 11th President of Italy
1925 - Chan Parker, American dancer and author (died 1999)
1925 - Hale Smith, American pianist and composer (died 2009)
1925 - Jackie Lynn Taylor, American actress (died 2014)
1925 - Cara Williams, American actress
1926 - Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler, 3rd Emir of Kuwait (died 2006)
1927 - Pierre Perrault, Canadian director and screenwriter (died 1999)
1928 - Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (died 1999)
1928 - Jean-Louis Pesch, French author and illustrator
1928 - Radius Prawiro, Indonesian economist and politician (died 2005)
1929 - Pat Crawford Brown, American actress
1929 - Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and author (died 2006)
1930 - Ernst Albrecht, German economist and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Lower Saxony (died 2014)
1930 - Robert Evans, American actor and producer
1930 - Viola Léger, American-Canadian actress and politician
1931 - Sevim Burak, Turkish author (died 1983)
1932 - Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton, British jurist; Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
1933 - Bob Shaw, American baseball player and manager (died 2010)
1933 - John Bradshaw, American theologian and author (died 2016)
1934 - Corey Allen, American actor, director, and producer (died 2010)
1935 - Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos, Greek captain and businessman (died 2011)
1935 - Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball player and manager
1936 - Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player and sportscaster (died 2011)
1939 - Alan Connolly, Australian cricketer
1939 - Lo Lieh, Hong Kong martial artist, actor, and director (died 2002)
1939 - Amarildo Tavares da Silveira, Brazilian footballer and coach
1940 - Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer
1940 - John Dawes, Welsh rugby player and coach
1941 - John Boccabella, American baseball player
1941 - Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (died 1998)
1941 - Margitta Gummel, German shot putter
1942 - Charlotte Bingham, English author and screenwriter
1942 - Paul Lorieau, Canadian optician and singer (died 2013)
1942 - Mike Willesee, Australian journalist and producer
1943 - Little Eva, American singer (died 2003)
1944 - Gary Busey, American actor
1944 - Andreu Mas-Colell, Spanish economist, academic, and politician
1944 - Seán Patrick O'Malley, American cardinal
1945 - Chandrika Kumaratunga, Sri Lankan journalist and politician, 5th President of Sri Lanka
1946 - Ernesto Pérez Balladares, Panamanian politician, 33rd President of Panama
1946 - Egon von Fürstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (died 2004)
1947 - Richard Lewis, American actor and screenwriter
1948 - Sean Bergin, South African-Dutch saxophonist and flute player (died 2012)
1948 - Fred Grandy, American actor and politician
1948 - Ian Paice, English drummer, songwriter, and producer (Deep Purple and Paice Ashton Lord)
1948 - Usha Prashar, Baroness Prashar, Kenyan-English politician
1949 - Dan Dierdorf, American football player and sportscaster
1949 - Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish anesthesiologist and politician, 116th Mayor of Barcelona
1949 - Ann Veneman, American lawyer and politician, 27th United States Secretary of Agriculture
1950 - Bobby London, American illustrator
1950 - Don Moen, American singer-songwriter and producer
1950 - Michael Whelan, American painter and illustrator
1951 - Don Rosa, American author and illustrator
1952 - Joan Tronto, American political scientist
1952 - Breece D'J Pancake American short story writer (died 1979)
1953 - Don Dokken, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dokken)
1953 - Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian singer, guitarist, and actor (Men at Work)
1954 - Rick Honeycutt, American baseball player and coach
1954 - Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior, Brazilian footballer, coach, and manager
1955 - Terence M. O'Sullivan, American activist
1955 - Charles J. Precourt, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1956 - Nick Fry, English economist and businessman
1956 - David Burroughs Mattingly, American illustrator and painter
1956 - Pedro Guerrero, Dominican-American baseball player and manager
1956 - Pedro Santana Lopes, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 118th Prime Minister of Portugal
1956 - A. K. Shiva Kumar, Indian economist and academic
1956 - Pyotr Vasilevsky, Belarusian footballer and manager (died 2012)
1957 - Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Turkmen dentist and politician, 2nd President of Turkmenistan
1957 - María Conchita Alonso, Cuban-Venezuelan singer and actress
1957 - Robert Forster, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Go-Betweens and Tuff Monks)
1957 - Michael Nutter, American politician, 98th Mayor of Philadelphia
1957 - Terry Wyatt, English physicist and academic
1958 - Dieter Althaus, German politician
1958 - Rosa Mota, Portuguese runner
1958 - Mark Radcliffe, English singer and radio host (Shirehorses and The Family Mahone)
1958 - Ralf Rangnick, German footballer and manager
1959 - Buren Fowler, American guitarist (Drivin N Cryin) (died 2014)
1961 - Greg Hetson, American singer and guitarist (Bad Religion, Circle Jerks, Black President, and Redd Kross)
1961 - Sharon Lawrence, American actress, singer, and dancer
1962 - Amanda Donohoe, English actress
1962 - Joan Laporta, Spanish lawyer and politician
1962 - George D. Zamka, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1963 - Anne-Sophie Mutter, German violinist
1964 - Stedman Pearson, English singer-songwriter and dancer (Five Star)
1965 - Tripp Eisen, American guitarist (Static-X, Dope, and Murderdolls)
1965 - Paul Jarvis, English cricketer
1965 - Panagiotis Karatzas, Greek basketball player
1966 - Yoko Kamio, Japanese author and illustrator
1966 - John Part, Canadian darts player and sportscaster
1967 - Jeff Burton, American race car driver
1967 - Murray Foster, Canadian bass player (Moxy Früvous and Great Big Sea)
1967 - Melora Hardin, American actress and singer
1967 - Seamus McGarvey, Northern Irish cinematographer
1968 - Theoren Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player
1968 - Judith Hoag, American actress and educator
1969 - Claude Béchard, Canadian politician (died 2010)
1969 - Pavlos Dermitzakis, Greek footballer and manager
1970 - Melanie Paschke, German sprinter
1970 - Emily Skinner, American actress and singer
1971 - Matthew Good, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Matthew Good Band)
1971 - Anthony Hamilton, English snooker player
1973 - George Hincapie, American cyclist
1976 - Daniel Carlsson, Swedish race car driver
1976 - Bret McKenzie, New Zealand guitarist, producer, and actor (Flight of the Conchords, The Black Seeds, and Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra)
1977 - Sotiris Liberopoulos, Greek footballer
1977 - Zuleikha Robinson, English actress
1978 - Sam Farrar, American singer and bass player (Phantom Planet)
1978 - Nicole Scherzinger, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (The Pussycat Dolls and Eden's Crush)
1979 - Matthew Bode, Australian footballer
1979 - Abz Love, English singer, DJ, and producer (Five)
1979 - Andy O'Brien, English footballer
1979 - Marleen Veldhuis, Dutch swimmer
1980 - Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano and actress
1980 - Melissa Peachey, English television host
1980 - Martin Truex Jr., American race car driver
1981 - Luke Branighan, Australian rugby league player
1981 - Joe Johnson, American basketball player
1981 - Nino, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981 - Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentinian race car driver (died 2005)
1981 - Shmuly Yanklowitz, American rabbi, author, and educator
1982 - Dusty Hughes, American baseball player
1982 - Colin Jost, American actor and screenwriter
1982 - Matthew Mercer, American voice actor, director, and producer
1982 - Lily Rabe, American actress
1983 - Aundrea Fimbres, American singer-songwriter and dancer (Danity Kane)
1983 - Jeremy Powers, American cyclist
1984 - Aleksandr Shustov, Russian high jumper
1985 - Quintin Demps, American football player
1986 - José Manuel Jurado, Spanish footballer
1986 - Edward Maya, Romanian singer-songwriter and producer
1987 - Ana Free, Portuguese singer-songwriter
1987 - Luke McLean, Australian-Italian rugby player
1987 - Ilya Shesterkov, Russian footballer
1988 - Éver Banega, Argentinian footballer
1990 - Yann M'Vila, French footballer
1990 - The Sxplay, Japanese singer
1991 - Suk Hyun-jun, South Korean footballer
1991 - Kawhi Leonard, American basketball player
1992 - Adam G. Sevani, American actor and dancer
1993 - Fran Kirby, English footballer

Deaths

226 - Cao Pi, Chinese emperor (born 187)
1059 - Bernard II, Duke of Saxony (born 995)
1149 - Raymond of Poitiers (born 1115)
1252 - Abel, King of Denmark (born 1218)
1509 - Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby (born 1443)
1520 - Moctezuma II, Aztec ruler (born 1466)
1575 - Baba Nobuharu, Japanese samurai (born 1515)
1594 - Niels Kaas, Danish politician, Chancellor of Denmark (born 1535)
1725 - Arai Hakuseki, Japanese philosopher, academic, and politician (born 1657)
1744 - André Campra, French composer and conductor (born 1660)
1764 - Ralph Allen, English businessman and philanthropist (born 1693)
1779 - Anton Raphael Mengs, German painter (born 1728)
1831 - Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein, Prussian minister and politician (born 1757)
1840 - Lucien Bonaparte, French prince (born 1775)
1852 - Henry Clay, American lawyer and politician, 9th United States Secretary of State (born 1777)
1853 - Adrien-Henri de Jussieu, French botanist and academic (born 1797)
1855 - John Gorrie, American physician and humanitarian (born 1803)
1860 - Thomas Addison, English physician and endocrinologist (born 1793)
1861 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English-Italian poet and translator (born 1806)
1873 - Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Indian poet and playwright (born 1824)
1875 - Ferdinand I of Austria (born 1793)
1895 - Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist and carcinologist (born 1825)
1900 - Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician and academic (born 1827)
1907 - Konstantinos Volanakis, Greek painter and academic (born 1837)
1919 - José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician and educator (born 1864)
1921 - Otto Seeck German historian and academic (born 1850)
1931 - Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian poet and physician (born 1850)
1933 - Roscoe Arbuckle, American actor, director, and screenwriter (born 1887)
1935 - Jack O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player and manager (born 1873)
1936 - János Szlepecz, Slovene priest and missionary (born 1872)
1940 - Paul Klee, Swiss painter and illustrator (born 1879)
1941 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist, composer, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Poland (born 1860)
1942 - Paul Troje, German politician, Mayor of Marburg (born 1864)
1949 - Themistoklis Sofoulis, Greek politician, 115th Prime Minister of Greece (born 1860)
1951 - Aimilios Veakis, Greek actor and director (born 1884)
1953 - Anton Koolmann, Estonian wrestler and coach (born 1899)
1955 - Max Pechstein, German painter and academic (born 1881)
1960 - Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (born 1885)
1964 - Eric Dolphy, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (born 1928)
1967 - Primo Carnera, Italian boxer and actor (born 1906)
1967 - Jayne Mansfield, American actress (born 1933)
1968 - Hans Egede Budtz, Danish actor (born 1889)
1969 - Shorty Long, American singer-songwriter and producer (born 1940)
1969 - Moise Tshombe, Congolese accountant and politician, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (born 1919)
1973 - Germán Valdés, Mexican actor and singer (born 1915)
1975 - Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (born 1947)
1977 - Magda Lupescu, Romanian wife of Carol II of Romania (born 1895)
1978 - Bob Crane, American actor and radio host (born 1928)
1979 - Lowell George, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Little Feat and The Mothers of Invention) (born 1945)
1981 - Russell Drysdale, English-Australian painter (born 1912)
1982 - Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer, founded Balmain (born 1914)
1982 - Henry King, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (born 1886)
1990 - Irving Wallace, American author and screenwriter (born 1916)
1992 - Mohamed Boudiaf, Algerian soldier and politician, President of Algeria (born 1919)
1993 - Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (born 1946)
1994 - Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor and educator (born 1908)
1994 - Jack Unterweger, Austrian serial killer (born 1950)
1995 - Lana Turner, American actress and singer (born 1921)
1997 - William Hickey, American actor (born 1927)
1997 - Ida Loo-Talvari, Estonian opera singer (born 1901)
1998 - Horst Jankowski, German pianist and composer (born 1936)
1999 - Karekin I, Syrian-Armenian patriarch (born 1950)
1999 - Allan Carr, American screenwriter and producer (born 1937)
2000 - Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor and director (born 1922)
2002 - Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (born 1928)
2002 - Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist and academic (born 1931)
2002 - François Périer, French actor (born 1919)
2003 - Katharine Hepburn, American actress and singer (born 1907)
2004 - Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist (born 1935)
2004 - Alvin Hamilton, Canadian lieutenant and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Agriculture (born 1912)
2006 - Fabián Bielinsky, Argentinian director and screenwriter (born 1959)
2006 - Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American actor and director (born 1919)
2006 - Randy Walker, American football player and coach (born 1954)
2007 - Fred Saberhagen, American soldier and author (born 1930)
2007 - Joel Siegel, American journalist and critic (born 1943)
2007 - Edward Yang, Taiwanese director and screenwriter (born 1947)
2008 - Don S. Davis, American captain, actor, and educator (born 1942)
2009 - Joe Bowman, American target shooter and boot-maker (born 1925)
2012 - Yong Nyuk Lin, Singaporean politician, Singaporean Minister of Health (born 1918)
2012 - Vincent Ostrom, American political scientist and academic (born 1919)
2012 - Juan Reccius, Chilean triple jumper (born 1911)
2012 - Floyd Temple, American baseball player, coach, and manager (born 1926)
2013 - Peter Fitzgerald, Irish footballer and manager (born 1937)
2013 - Jack Gotta, American-Canadian football player, coach, and manager (born 1929)
2013 - Sarah Guyard-Guillot, French-American acrobat (born 1981)
2013 - Margherita Hack, Italian astrophysicist and author (born 1922)
2013 - Gilma Jiménez, Colombian politician (born 1956)
2013 - Victor Lundin, American actor and singer (born 1930)
2014 - Damian D'Oliveira, South African cricketer (born 1960)
2014 - Dermot Healy, Irish author, poet, and playwright (born 1947)
2015 - Hisham Barakat, Egyptian lawyer and judge (born 1950)
2015 - Josef Masopust, Czech footballer and coach (born 1931)
2015 - Charles Pasqua, French businessman and politician, French Minister of the Interior (born 1927)
2015 - Jackson Vroman, American-Lebanese basketball player (born 1981)