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Day History: February-7

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Events History


457 - [[Leo I the Thracian]] -becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

1074 - [[Pandulf IV of Benevento]] -is killed battling the invading Normans at the Battle of Montesarchio.

1301 - [[Caernarfon|Caernarvon]] -(later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.

1497 - [[Bonfire of the Vanities]] -occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.

1783 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar.

1795 - [[Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution|11th Amendment]] -to the United States Constitution is ratification|ratified.

1807 - [[Napoleonic Wars]] -Battle of Eylau

1812 - [[1811–12 New Madrid earthquakes|a series of earthquakes]] -strikes New Madrid, Missouri.

1813 - [[Action of 7 February 1813]] -stalemate two evenly matched frigates from the French Navy and the British Royal Navy, ''French frigate Aréthuse (1812)|Aréthuse'' and HMS Amelia (1796)|HMS ''Amelia''.

1819 - [[Thomas Stamford Raffles]] -leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar.

1842 - [[Battle of Debre Tabor]] -Ras Ali II of Yejju|Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.

1856 - [[colony|colonial]] -Parliament of Tasmania|Tasmanian Parliament passes the second piece of legislation (the Electoral Act of 1856) anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot.

1863 - [[Auckland]] -New Zealand, killing 189.

1894 - [[Cripple Creek miners' strike of 1894|Cripple Creek miner's strike]] -led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.

1897 - [[Greco-Turkish War (1897)|Greco-Turkish War]] -The first full-scale battle takes place when the Greek expeditionary force in Crete defeats a 4,000-strong Ottoman Empire|Ottoman force at Livadeia.

1898 - [[Dreyfus affair]] -Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing ''J'accuse''.

1900 - [[Second Boer War]] -United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|British troops fail in their Battle of Vaal Krantz|third attempt to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.

1904 - [[Great Baltimore Fire|fire]] -in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.

1907 - [[Mud March (Suffragists)|Mud March]] -is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).

1935 - [[Monopoly (game)|Monopoly]] -is invented.

1940 - [[Walt Disney]] -film, ''Pinocchio (1940 film)|Pinocchio'', premieres.

1943 - [[World War II]] -Imperial Japanese Navy forces complete the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allies of World War II|Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign.

1944 - [[Anzio]] -Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle.

1951 - [[Korean War]] -705 suspected communist sympathizers Sancheong-Hamyang massacre|are butchered by Republic of Korea Army|South Korean forces.

1962 - [[United States embargo against Cuba|bans]] -all Cuban imports and exports.

1964 - [[The Beatles]] -first arrive in the United States. Their performance on ''The Ed Sullivan Show'' two days later would mark the beginning of the British Invasion.

1974 - [[Grenada]] -gains independence from the United Kingdom.

1979 - [[Pluto]] -moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered.

1984 - [[Space Shuttle program]] -STS-41-B Mission

1986 - [[Haiti]] -when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.

1990 - [[Dissolution of the Soviet Union]] -The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.

1991 - [[Haiti]] -s first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in.

1992 - [[Maastricht Treaty]] -is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.

1995 - [[Ramzi Yousef]] -the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.

1999 - [[Abdullah II of Jordan|Crown Prince Abdullah]] -becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein of Jordan|Hussein.

2009 - [[Black Saturday bushfires|Bushfires in Victoria]] -leaves 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history.

2012 - [[Mohamed Nasheed]] -of the Maldives|Republic of Maldives resigns, after 23 days of anti-governmental protests calling for the release of Chief Judge unlawfully arrested by the military.

2013 - [[Chibombo bus crash|crash]] -involving a bus and truck in Zambia.

2014 - [[2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony|opening ceremony]] -for the 2014 Winter Olympics is held in the Russian city of Sochi.

2014 - [[2014 unrest in Bosnia and Herzegovina|anti-government unrest in Bosnia and Herzegovina]] -

Famous Birthdays


572 - [[Prince Shōtoku]] -of Japan (d. 622)

1102 - [[Empress Matilda]] -daughter of King Henry I of England and wife of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1169)

1478 - [[Thomas More]] -English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (d. 1535)

1612 - [[Thomas Killigrew]] -English playwright and manager (d. 1683)

1693 - [[Anna of Russia]] -(d. 1740)

1726 - [[Margaret Fownes-Luttrell]] -English painter (d. 1766)

1741 - [[Henry Fuseli]] -Swiss-English painter and academic (d. 1825)

1758 - [[Benedikt Schack]] -Czech tenor and composer (d. 1826)

1804 - [[John Deere (inventor)|John Deere]] -American businessman, founded Deere & Company (d. 1886)

1812 - [[Charles Dickens]] -English author and critic (d. 1870)

1837 - [[James Murray (lexicographer)|James Murray]] -Scottish lexicographer and philologist (d. 1915)

1842 - [[Alexandre Ribot]] -French academic and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1923)

1867 - [[Laura Ingalls Wilder]] -American author (d. 1957)

1870 - [[Alfred Adler]] -Austrian-Scottish psychologist and therapist (d. 1937)

1871 - [[Wilhelm Stenhammar]] -Swedish pianist and composer (d. 1927)

1873 - [[Thomas Andrews (shipbuilder)|Thomas Andrews]] -Irish shipbuilder and businessman, designed the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)

1877 - [[G. H. Hardy]] -English mathematician and geneticist (d. 1947)

1878 - [[Ossip Gabrilowitsch]] -Russian-American pianist and conductor (d. 1936)

1885 - [[Sinclair Lewis]] -American author and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)

1885 - [[Hugo Sperrle]] -German field marshal (d. 1953)

1887 - [[Eubie Blake]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1983)

1889 - [[Harry Nyquist]] -Swedish-American engineer (d. 1976)

1891 - [[Ann Little]] -American actress (d. 1984)

1893 - [[Joseph Algernon Pearce]] -Canadian astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1988)

1895 - [[Anita Stewart]] -American actress and producer (d. 1961)

1901 - [[Arnold Nordmeyer]] -New Zealand minister and politician, 30th Minister of Finance (New Zealand)|New Zealand Minister of Finance (d. 1989)

1905 - [[Paul Nizan]] -French philosopher and author (d. 1940)

1905 - [[Ulf von Euler]] -Swedish physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)

1906 - [[Puyi]] -Chinese emperor (d. 1967)

1906 - [[Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov]] -Russian aircraft designer and engineer, founded the Antonov|Antonov Aircraft Company (d. 1984)

1908 - [[Buster Crabbe]] -American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)

1908 - [[Fred Gipson]] -American journalist and author (d. 1973)

1908 - [[Manmath Nath Gupta]] -Indian journalist and author (d. 2000)

1909 - [[Hélder Câmara]] -Brazilian archbishop (d. 1999)

1909 - [[Amedeo Guillet]] -Italian soldier (d. 2010)

1909 - [[Silvio Zavala]] -Mexican historian and author (d. 2014)

1912 - [[Russell Drysdale]] -English-Australian painter (d. 1981)

1912 - [[Roberta McCain]] -American wife of John S. McCain, Jr.

1914 - [[Ramón Mercader]] -Spanish assassin of Leon Trotsky (d. 1978)

1915 - [[Teoctist Arăpașu]] -Romanian patriarch (d. 2007)

1915 - [[Eddie Bracken]] -American actor and singer (d. 2002)

1920 - [[Oscar Brand]] -Canadian-American singer-songwriter and author

1920 - [[An Wang]] -Chinese-American engineer and businessman, founded Wang Laboratories (d. 1990)

1922 - [[Hattie Jacques]] -English actress (d. 1980)

1923 - [[Dora Bryan]] -English actress and singer (d. 2014)

1925 - [[Hans Schmidt (wrestler)|Hans Schmidt]] -Canadian wrestler (d. 2012)

1926 - [[Konstantin Feoktistov]] -Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2009)

1927 - [[Juliette Gréco]] -French singer and actress

1927 - [[Vladimir Kuts]] -Ukrainian-Russian runner and coach (d. 1975)

1928 - [[Lincoln D. Faurer]] -American general (d. 2014)

1932 - [[Gay Talese]] -American journalist and author

1932 - [[Alfred Worden]] -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1933 - [[K. N. Choksy]] -Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka (d. 2015)

1934 - [[Eddie Fenech Adami]] -Maltese lawyer and politician, 7th President of Malta

1934 - [[King Curtis]] -American saxophonist and producer (d. 1971)

1934 - [[Earl King]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2003)

1935 - [[Cliff Jones (Welsh footballer)|Cliff Jones]] -Welsh footballer and manager

1935 - [[Herb Kohl]] -American businessman and politician

1935 - [[Jörg Schneider]] -Swiss actor and author (d. 2015)

1937 - [[Peter Jay]] -English economist, journalist, and diplomat, List of Ambassadors of the United Kingdom to the United States|British Ambassador to the United States

1937 - [[Juan Pizarro (baseball)|Juan Pizarro]] -Puerto Rican baseball player

1939 - [[Ray Taliaferro]] -American radio host

1941 - [[Kevin Crossley-Holland]] -English author and poet

1941 - [[Little Tony (singer)|Little Tony]] -Italian-Sammarinese singer and actor (d. 2013)

1943 - [[Eric Foner]] -American historian, author, and academic

1943 - [[Gareth Hunt]] -English actor (d. 2007)

1945 - [[Gerald Davies]] -Welsh rugby player and journalist

1946 - [[Héctor Babenco]] -Argentinian-Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter

1946 - [[Sammy Johns]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

1946 - [[Pete Postlethwaite]] -English actor (d. 2011)

1946 - [[Gérard Jean-Juste]] -Haitian priest and activist (d. 2009)

1947 - [[Wayne Allwine]] -American voice actor and singer (d. 2009)

1948 - [[Jimmy Greenspoon]] -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Three Dog Night) (d. 2015)

1949 - [[Paulo César Carpegiani]] -Brazilian footballer and coach

1949 - [[Jacques Duchesneau]] -Canadian police officer and politician

1950 - [[Karen Joy Fowler]] -American author

1951 - [[Benny Ayala]] -Puerto Rican baseball player

1952 - [[Vasco Rossi]] -Italian singer-songwriter

1954 - [[Dieter Bohlen]] -German singer-songwriter and producer (Modern Talking and Blue System)

1955 - [[Rolf Benirschke]] -American football player and game show host

1955 - [[Miguel Ferrer]] -American actor and director

1956 - [[Emo Philips]] -American comedian and actor

1956 - [[Mark St. John]] -American guitarist (Kiss (band)|Kiss and White Tiger (band)|White Tiger) (d. 2007)

1958 - [[Matt Ridley]] -English journalist, author, and politician

1958 - [[Giuseppe Baresi]] -Italian footballer and manager

1959 - [[Mick McCarthy]] -English footballer, manager, and sportscaster

1960 - [[James Spader]] -American actor and producer

1962 - [[Garth Brooks]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1962 - [[Eddie Izzard]] -English comedian, actor, and producer

1964 - [[Ashok Banker]] -Indian journalist and author

1964 - [[Ray Mears]] -English television host and author

1964 - [[Cynthia Woodhead]] -American swimmer and journalist

1965 - [[Jason Gedrick]] -American actor

1965 - [[Chris Rock]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1965 - [[Petr Váša]] -Czech singer-songwriter, actor, and poet

1966 - [[Kristin Otto]] -German swimmer

1967 - [[Sharla Cheung]] -Hong Kong actress and producer

1968 - [[Peter Bondra]] -Ukrainian-Slovak ice hockey player and manager

1968 - [[Maitreesh Ghatak]] -Indian economist and academic

1968 - [[Mark Tewksbury]] -Canadian swimmer and sportscaster

1969 - [[Adriano Silva Francisco]] -Brazilian footballer

1969 - [[Yves Racine]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1970 - [[Stanley Roberts]] -American basketball player

1971 - [[Anita Tsoy]] -Russian singer-songwriter

1972 - [[Essence Atkins]] -American actress

1972 - [[Aftab Habib]] -English cricketer and coach

1972 - [[Robyn Lively]] -American actress

1972 - [[Amon Tobin]] -Brazilian DJ, producer, and songwriter (Two Fingers)

1973 - [[Irina Björklund]] -Finnish actress and singer

1973 - [[Mie Sonozaki]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1973 - [[Juwan Howard]] -American basketball player and coach

1974 - [[Nujabes]] -Japanese DJ and producer (d. 2010)

1974 - [[J Dilla]] -American rapper and producer (Slum Village) (d. 2006)

1974 - [[Steve Nash]] -South African-Canadian basketball player

1975 - [[Alexandre Daigle]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1975 - [[Rémi Gaillard]] -French comedian and actor

1976 - [[Kelly Choi]] -South Korean-American television host

1977 - [[Tsuneyasu Miyamoto]] -Japanese footballer

1977 - [[Dimitrios Papanikolaou]] -Greek basketball player and coach

1977 - [[Mariusz Pudzianowski]] -Polish strongman and mixed martial artist

1977 - [[Eri Tanaka]] -Japanese actress and voice actress

1978 - [[David Aebischer]] -Swiss ice hockey player

1978 - [[Endy Chávez]] -Venezuelan baseball player

1978 - [[Ashton Kutcher]] -American model, actor, and producer

1978 - [[Daniel Van Buyten]] -Belgian footballer

1979 - [[Daniel Bierofka]] -German footballer and coach

1979 - [[Nicola Campedelli]] -Italian footballer and coach

1979 - [[Tawakkol Karman]] -Yemeni journalist and activist and Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1979 - [[Cerina Vincent]] -American actress and producer

1980 - [[Richie Castellano]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)

1980 - [[Maximiliano Cejas]] -Argentinian footballer

1981 - [[Darcy Dolce Neto]] -Brazilian footballer

1981 - [[Lee Ok-sung]] -South Korean boxer

1982 - [[Osamu Mukai]] -Japanese actor

1982 - [[Mickaël Piétrus]] -French basketball player

1983 - [[Scott Feldman]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Teshome Getu]] -Ethiopian footballer

1983 - [[Emma-Lee]] -Canadian singer

1983 - [[Georgios Gougoulias]] -Greek footballer

1983 - [[Sho Kamogawa]] -Japanese footballer

1983 - [[Christian Klien]] -Austrian race car driver

1983 - [[Federico Marchetti]] -Italian footballer

1984 - [[Trey Hardee]] -American decathlete

1985 - [[Tina Majorino]] -American actress

1985 - [[Devis Nossa]] -Italian footballer

1985 - [[Deborah Ann Woll]] -American actress

1986 - [[Stephen Colletti]] -American actor

1986 - [[James Deen]] -American porn actor and director

1986 - [[Michael Orozco Fiscal]] -American footballer

1986 - [[Lina Stančiūtė]] -Lithuanian tennis player

1986 - [[Giorgi Tsintsadze]] -Georgian basketball player

1986 - [[Pippa Wilson]] -English sailor

1987 - [[Kerli]] -Estonian-American singer-songwriter and pianist

1987 - [[Joe Cardle]] -English footballer

1987 - [[Achmad Jufriyanto]] -Indonesian footballer

1988 - [[Lee Don-ku]] -South Korean ice hockey player

1988 - [[Nikola Fraňková]] -Czech tennis player

1988 - [[Albin Hodža]] -French footballer

1988 - [[Lee Joon]] -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (MBLAQ)

1988 - [[Ai Kago]] -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume, W (group)|W, and Minimoni)

1988 - [[Matthew Stafford]] -American football player

1989 - [[Nick Calathes]] -Greek basketball player

1989 - [[Alexis Rolín]] -Uruguayan footballer

1989 - [[Elia Viviani]] -Italian cyclist

1990 - [[Anna Abreu]] -Finnish-Portuguese singer

1990 - [[Neil Etheridge]] -English-Filipino footballer

1990 - [[Steven Stamkos]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1991 - [[Ryan O'Reilly (ice hockey)|Ryan O'Reilly]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1991 - [[Zhou Yimiao]] -Chinese tennis player

1992 - [[Maimi Yajima]] -Japanese singer and actress (Cute (Japanese idol group)|Cute, ZYX, and High-King)

1993 - [[David Dorfman]] -American actor

1993 - [[Diego Laxalt]] -Uruguayan footballer

1995 - [[Roberto Osuna]] -Mexican baseball player

1996 - [[Mai Hagiwara]] -Japanese singer (Cute (Japanese idol group)|Cute, Petitmoni, and Kira Pika)

1999 - [[Bea Miller]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

History of Deaths


812 - [[Li Ning (Tang dynasty)|Li Ning]] -Chinese prince (b. 793)

999 - [[Boleslaus II, Duke of Bohemia]] -(b. 932)

1045 - [[Emperor Go-Suzaku]] -of Japan (b. 1009)

1317 - [[Robert, Count of Clermont]] -(b. 1256)

1560 - [[Bartolommeo Bandinelli]] -Italian sculptor and painter (b. 1493)

1603 - [[Hermann Wilken]] -German mathematician and academic (b. 1522)

1626 - [[William V, Duke of Bavaria]] -(b. 1548)

1642 - [[William Bedell]] -English bishop and academic (b. 1571)

1690 - [[Sir William Morice, 1st Baronet]] -English politician (b. 1628)

1693 - [[Paul Pellisson]] -French lawyer and author (b. 1624)

1736 - [[Stephen Gray (scientist)|Stephen Gray]] -English astronomer and physicist (b. 1666)

1779 - [[William Boyce (composer)|William Boyce]] -English organist and composer (b. 1711)

1799 - [[Qianlong Emperor]] -of China (b. 1711)

1801 - [[Daniel Chodowiecki]] -Polish-German painter and academic (b. 1726)

1819 - [[August Wilhelm Hupel]] -German-Estonian linguist and author (b. 1737)

1823 - [[Ann Radcliffe]] -English author (b. 1764)

1837 - [[Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden]] -(b. 1778)

1839 - [[Karl August Nicander]] -Swedish poet and author (b. 1799)

1862 - [[Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo]] -Spanish playwright and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1787)

1864 - [[Vuk Stefanović Karadžić]] -Serbian philologist and linguist (b. 1787)

1871 - [[Henry E. Steinway]] -German-American businessman, founded Steinway & Sons (b. 1797)

1873 - [[Sheridan Le Fanu]] -Irish author (b. 1814)

1878 - [[Pope Pius IX]] -(b. 1792)

1897 - [[Galileo Ferraris]] -Italian physicist and engineer (b. 1847)

1898 - [[John Reily Knox]] -American lawyer, founded Beta Theta Pi (b. 1820)

1919 - [[William Halford]] -English-American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1841)

1920 - [[Alexander Kolchak]] -Russian admiral and explorer (b. 1874)

1920 - [[Charles Langelier]] -Canadian journalist, judge, and politician (b. 1850)

1937 - [[Elihu Root]] -American lawyer and politician, 38th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)

1938 - [[Harvey Samuel Firestone]] -American businessman, founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company (b. 1868)

1939 - [[Boris Grigoriev]] -Russian painter and illustrator (b. 1886)

1942 - [[Ivan Bilibin]] -Russian illustrator and stage designer (b. 1876)

1944 - [[Lina Cavalieri]] -Italian soprano and actress (b. 1874)

1952 - [[Pete Henry]] -American football player and coach (b. 1897)

1959 - [[Nap Lajoie]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1874)

1959 - [[Daniel François Malan]] -South African minister and politician, 5th Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1874)

1959 - [[Guitar Slim]] -American singer and guitarist (b. 1926)

1960 - [[Igor Kurchatov]] -Russian physicist and academic (b. 1903)

1962 - [[Clara Nordström]] -German author and translator (b. 1886)

1963 - [[Learco Guerra]] -Italian cyclist and manager (b. 1902)

1964 - [[Sofoklis Venizelos]] -Greek captain and politician, 133rd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1894)

1968 - [[Nick Adams (actor)|Nick Adams]] -American actor and screenwriter (b. 1931)

1972 - [[Walter Lang]] -American director and screenwriter (b. 1896)

1979 - [[Josef Mengele]] -German SS officer and physician (b. 1911)

1985 - [[Matt Monro]] -English singer (b. 1930)

1986 - [[Cheikh Anta Diop]] -Senegalese historian, anthropologist, and physicist (b. 1923)

1990 - [[Alan Perlis]] -American computer scientist and academic (b. 1922)

1990 - [[Alfredo M. Santos]] -Filipino general (b. 1905)

1991 - [[Amos Yarkoni]] -Israeli colonel (b. 1920)

1992 - [[Buzz Sawyer]] -American wrestler and trainer (b. 1959)

1994 - [[Witold Lutosławski]] -Polish composer and conductor (b. 1913)

1994 - [[Arnold Smith]] -Canadian scholar and diplomat, 1st Commonwealth Secretary-General (b. 1915)

1996 - [[Boris Tchaikovsky]] -Russian pianist and composer (b. 1925)

1998 - [[Lawrence Sanders]] -American author (b. 1920)

1999 - [[Hussein of Jordan]] -(b. 1935)

1999 - [[Bobby Troup]] -American actor, pianist, and composer (b. 1918)

2000 - [[Doug Henning]] -Canadian magician and politician (b. 1947)

2000 - [[Shiho Niiyama]] -Japanese voice actress (b. 1970)

2000 - [[Dave Peverett]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Foghat and Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)

2000 - [[Big Pun]] -American rapper and actor (Terror Squad (group)|Terror Squad) (b. 1971)

2001 - [[Dale Evans]] -American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1912)

2001 - [[Anne Morrow Lindbergh]] -American author and pilot (b. 1906)

2002 - [[Jack Fairman]] -English race car driver (b. 1913)

2002 - [[Tony Pond]] -English race car driver (b. 1945)

2003 - [[Augusto Monterroso]] -Guatemalan author (b. 1921)

2005 - [[Atli Dam]] -Faroese engineer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1932)

2005 - [[Bob Turner (ice hockey)|Bob Turner]] -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1934)

2006 - [[Princess Durru Shehvar]] -of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1914)

2008 - [[Tamara Desni]] -German-English actress and singer (b. 1913)

2009 - [[Molly Bee]] -American singer and actress (b. 1939)

2009 - [[Jack Cover]] -American pilot and physicist, invented the Taser|Taser gun (b. 1920)

2009 - [[Blossom Dearie]] -American singer and pianist (b. 1924)

2010 - [[Franco Ballerini]] -Italian cyclist and coach (b. 1964)

2012 - [[Harry Keough]] -American soccer player and coach (b. 1927)

2012 - [[Phil Shanahan]] -Irish hurler (b. 1928)

2013 - [[Krsto Papić]] -Croatian director and screenwriter (b. 1933)

2013 - [[Peter Steen]] -Danish actor (b. 1936)

2013 - [[József Tóth (geographer)|József Tóth]] -Hungarian geographer and academic (b. 1940)

2014 - [[Tado (comedian)|Tado]] -Filipino comedian and actor (b. 1974)

2014 - [[Doug Mohns]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1933)

2015 - [[Billy Casper]] -American golfer and architect (b. 1931)

2015 - [[Marshall Rosenberg]] -American psychologist and author (b. 1934)

2015 - [[Dean Smith]] -American basketball player and coach (b. 1931)

2015 - [[John C. Whitehead]] -American banker and politician, 9th United States Deputy Secretary of State (b. 1922)

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