On This Day

On This Day in History for May 26

Events in History

  • 451 The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but are guaranteed freedom to openly practice Christianity.
  • 961 German King Otto II crowned
  • 1328 William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1538 Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.

Protestant Reformer and Theologian John Calvin
Protestant Reformer and Theologian
John Calvin
  • 1596 England, France & Netherlands sign Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
  • 1637 Mystic Massacre: in 1st battle of Pequot War in Connecticut about 500 Pequot Native Americans are killed by Colonial forces
  • 1647 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony
  • 1647 Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1736 Battle of Ackia (Louisiana), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
  • 1770 The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.
  • 1781 Bank of North America incorporates in Philadelphia
  • 1790 Territory South of River Ohio created by US Congress
  • 1798 British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1805 Lewis and Clark first sight the Rocky Mountains

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis

CrownRoyal Coronation

1805 Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1824 Brazil is recognized by the US

  • 1828 Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg
  • 1834 Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1857 US slave Dred Scott and family freed by owner Henry Taylor Blow, only 3 months after US courts ruled against them in Dred Scott v. Sandford

US Slave Dred Scott
US Slave
Dred Scott

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1860 Giuseppe Garibaldi occupies Palermo, Italy

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 1861 US Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South
  • 1861 Union blockades towns of New Orleans and Mobile
  • 1864 Battle of Dallas, begins near Paulding County, Georgia (Atlanta Campaign), Union victory (US Civil War)
  • 1864 -30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
  • 1864 Territory of Montana formed
  • 1865 Battle of Galveston Texas, surrender of Edmund Kirby Smith
  • 1868 US President Andrew Johnson is acquitted by the Senate by one vote during his impeachment trial
  • 1869 Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 1876 HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration
  • 1887 Racetrack betting becomes legal in NY state
  • 1896 Dow Jones index begins with an average of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)

CrownRoyal Coronation

1896 Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned

  • 1896 James Dunham murders six people in Campbell, California
  • 1898 San Francisco approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities
  • 1900 British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
  • 1904 In two days of bitter fighting, the Japanese Army soundly defeats the Russians at Kinchan and captures the forts at Nanshan

  • 1905 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • 1906 Archaeological Institute of America forms
  • 1906 Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London, England
  • 1908 At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made, rights acquired by the United Kingdom
  • 1911 Germany passes legislation organizing Alsace and Lorraine as an autonomous state with a legislature
  • 1913 Emily Duncan becomes Great Britain's first woman magistrate

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1915 H. H. Asquith forms a coalition government in the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
  • 1918 Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia
  • 1918 Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat
  • 1919 The Supreme Council of Allies, meeting at Versailles, decides to recognize two White Russian leaders, Admiral Kolchak and General Denikin, and support them against the Bolsheviks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1922 Vladimir Lenin suffers a stroke

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1923 Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1924 US President Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law restricting immigration

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 1926 Lebanon adopts constitution

Historic InventionModel T

1927 Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produce the last (and 15th million) Model T Ford / Tin Lizzie
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The 1910 Model T Ford
The 1910 Model T Ford
  • 1930 Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
  • 1932 Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo
  • 1933 2nd emergency Dutch government of Colijn forms
  • 1934 Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago
  • 1936 1st government of Zealand in Belgium ends
  • 1937 Dutch Rail NV at law forms
  • 1938 US House of Representatives Committee on un-American Activities forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940 1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Aviator
Igor Sikorsky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Philadelphia

Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag Betsy Ross
Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag
Betsy Ross
  • 1941 Aircraft from HMS Ark Royal sights German battleship Bismarck
  • 1941 German occupiers begin youth labor
  • 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
  • 1942 Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
  • 1942 Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: Afrika Korps vs British army
  • 1943 Edwin Barclay of Liberia becomes first president of a black country to visit US
  • 1943 Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943 Prime Minister Winston Churchill & General Marshall fly from US to North Africa

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1945 US drop fire bombs on Tokyo
  • 1946 Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia
  • 1946 Patent filed in US for H-Bomb
  • 1948 Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
  • 1948 South Africa elects a nationalist government under D. F. Malan with an apartheid policy
  • 1951 Vaughan Williams' "Pilgrim's Progress" premieres in London
  • 1953 Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1955 Conservatives led by Anthony Eden win British parliamentary election

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955 Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1956 A fire on board the aircraft carrier USS Bennington in Narragansett Bay, off Rhode Island, kills 103 crew
  • 1958 Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • 1958 Union Square, San Francisco becomes state historical landmark
  • 1959 Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th
  • 1961 Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
  • 1961 USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
  • 1963 Organization of African Unity forms
  • 1963 Wes Stock becomes only Baltimore Oriole to win a doubleheader
  • 1965 Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes
  • 1965 Revised International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect
  • 1966 Buddhist sets himself on fire at US consulate in Hué, South Vietnam
  • 1966 Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
  • 1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1969 Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth
  • 1970 The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 US President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT accord

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1972 The British state-owned travel firm Thomas Cook & Son is sold to a consortium of private businesses headed by the Midland Bank
  • 1972 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) plant a bomb in Oxford Street, Belfast, killing a 64 year old woman
  • 1972 In the Republic of Ireland, the Special Criminal Court is re-instituted to deal with crimes arising out of the Northern Ireland conflict; as part of the measures trial by jury is suspended
  • 1973 Bahrain adopts its constitution
  • 1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14-year old is trampled

Birthdays in History

  • 1264 Prince Koreyasu, 7th Japanese shogun, born in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan (d. 1326)
  • 1478 Pope Clement VII [Giulio de' Medici], Italian Pope (1523-34), born in Florence (d. 1534)
  • 1566 Mehmed III, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1595-1603), born in Manisa, Ottoman Empire (d. 1603)
  • 1602 Philippe de Champaigne, French painter, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1674)
  • 1623 William Petty, English political economist and statistician (Treatise of Taxes and Contributions), born in Romsey, England (d. 1687)
  • 1650 John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist, born in Ashe, England (d. 1722)
  • 1667 Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem), born in Vitry-sur-Seine, France (d. 1754)
  • 1669 Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist, born in Vigny, Île-de-France, France (d. 1722)
  • 1700 Nicolaus Ludwig, Imperial Count von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German religious and social reformer, born in Dresden, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1760)
  • 1806 Henry Thatcher, American rear admiral (U.S. Navy), born in Thomaston, Maine (d. 1880)
  • 1822 Edmond de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Jules de Goncourt, born in Nancy (d. 1896)
  • 1835 Edward Porter Alexander, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and military engineer, born in Washington, Georgia (d. 1910)
  • 1865 Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Finnish painter, born in Pori, Finland (d. 1931)
  • 1865 Robert W. Chambers, American artist and fiction writer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1933)
  • 1866 John Eigenhuis, Dutch writer (Tough Workers), born in Aalsmeer, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • 1867 Mary of Teck, Queen of Great Britain and consort of George V, born in Kensington Palace, London (d. 1953)
  • 1871 Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47), born in Bilzen, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1873 C.G.N. de Vooys, Dutch translator and founder (New Taalgids), born in Gouda, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • 1873 Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1958)

Person of interestHenri Farman

1874 Henri Farman, British-French aviator who broke several aviation records, born in Paris (d. 1958)

Aviator Henri Farman
Aviator
Henri Farman
  • 1877 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (La Mort de Sparte), born in Guebwiller, Alsace-Lorraine (d. 1968)
  • 1877 Sadao Araki, Japanese general, Minister of War (1931-34), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1966)
  • 1890 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudes/portraits), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1895 Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer, born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Otto E. Neugebauer, Austrian-American mathematician and historian, born in Innsbruck, Austria-Hungary (d. 1990)
  • 1899 Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal, born in Rotterfam, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • 1899 Antonio J. Barrette, French Canadian politician, premier of Quebec, born in Joliette, Quebec, Canada (d. 1968)
  • 1903 Estes Kefauver, American politician (Sen-D-Tn), born in Madisonville, Tennessee (d. 1963)
  • 1907 Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist, born in Paris (d. 2006)
  • 1908 Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ, Prime Minister of South Vietnam, born in Long Xuyên, Annam, French Indochina (d. 1976)
  • 1910 Adolfo López Mateos, 48th President of Mexico, born in Atizapán de Zaragoza, State of Mexico, Mexico (d. 1969)
  • 1910 Laurance Rockefeller, American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank) and philanthropist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1912 Janos Kádár, 46th Prime Minister of Hungary 5th Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary (1956-58), born in Fiume, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1913 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, born in Bilzen, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1915 Antonia Forest [Patricia Giulia Caulfield Kate Rubinstein], British children's author (The Marlows), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch political prisoner and journalist (The Walls Came Tumbling Down) (d. 1972)
  • 1919 Peter Raleigh, English foreign correspondent and television executive, born in Barnstaple (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Oren Lee Staley, 1st President of the National Farmers Organization (1955-79), born in Whitesville, Missouri (d. 1988)
  • 1924 T. Cooper Evans, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian sci-fi novelist (Sunburst), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2009)
  • 1927 David Edgerton, American entrepreneur and founder of Burger King, born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist and right-to-die activist, born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • 1929 Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Jim Frey, American MLB manager (Kansas City Royals, American League C'ship 1980; Chicago Cubs), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1934 Dullah Omar, South African attorney and UDF-leader, born in Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2004)
  • 1938 Pauline Parker, New Zealand murderess (Parker–Hulme murder case), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1938 Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
  • 1939 Gerald Ronson, English multi-millionaire
  • 1939 Merab Kostava, Georgian anti-Soviet leader
  • 1940 Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, French Canadian politician
  • 1941 Reg Bundy, British performer (d. 2003)
  • 1941 John Kaufman, sculptor
  • 1946 Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast (World C'ship 3 x silver, 1 x bronze 1969) and coach (World, European and Olympic competition, 294 medals), born in Rousse, Bulgaria
  • 1947 Piers Gray, critic/writer
  • 1949 Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer and inventor
  • 1949 Jeremy Corbyn, British politician (Labour Party leader 2015-), born in Chippenham, England
  • 1951 Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
  • 1951 Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician

Person of interestSally Ride

1951 Sally Ride, American astronaut (first American woman to go to space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • 1953 Michael Portillo, British politician
  • 1954 Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist
  • 1954 Danny Rolling, American murderer (d. 2006)
  • 1955 Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
  • 1956 Frédéric Dutoit, French politician
  • 1957 François Legault, French Canadian politician
  • 1957 Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
  • 1967 Phil Doyle, Australian writer
  • 1968 Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1969 John Baird, Canadian politician, born in Nepean, Ontario
  • 1970 Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese manga artist (Rurouni Kenshin), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1977 Raina Telgemeier, American cartoonist (Smile), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1982 Yoko Matsugane, Japanese model
  • 1990 Zenouska Mowatt, granddaughter of English princess Alexandra

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

1910 US General George S. Patton (24) weds Frederick Ayer's daughter Beatrice Ayer at Beverly Farms Episcopal Church near Boston, Massachusetts

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton

LoveWedding of Interest

1973 Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney (34) weds Mila Pivnicki (19)

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney

LoveWedding of Interest

1995 US Secretary of State John Kerry (51) weds philanthropist Teresa Heinz (56) in Nantucket, Massachusetts

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry

Deaths in History

  • 604 Augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies (or 605)
  • 735 Bede (Beda Venerabilis), English historian and monk, (b. circa 672 or 673)
  • 818 Ali ar-Rida, Shia Imam (b. 766)
  • 1055 Margrave Adalbert of Austria
  • 1421 Mehmed I, Ottoman Sultan (1413-21). B. 1389.
  • 1512 Bayezid II, Ottoman Sultan (1481-1512) dies at 62
  • 1595 Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79
  • 1609 Cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried
  • 1631 Enrico Caterino Davila, Italian writer (Storia delguerre civili Francia), dies at 54
  • 1648 Vincent Voiture, French poet (b. 1597)
  • 1653 Robert Filmer, English writer (b. 1588)
  • 1679 Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1651-79), dies at 42
  • 1685 Charles II, Elector Palatine (b. 1651)

Person of interestSamuel Pepys

1703 Samuel Pepys, English navy administrator and Member of Parliament famous for his Diary of the English Restoration period, dies at 70

Diarist Samuel Pepys
Diarist
Samuel Pepys
  • 1742 Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina and diplomat, dies at 69
  • 1753 Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau and governor of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies at 73
  • 1762 Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (b. 1714)
  • 1799 James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish judge (b. 1714)
  • 1818 Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Russian fieldmarshal/War Minister, dies
  • 1824 Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751)
  • 1831 Georg Hermes, German philosopher and theologist (Hermenianen), dies
  • 1831 Ciro Menotti, Italian patriot (b. 1798)
  • 1840 Sidney Smith, British admiral, dies at 75
  • 1864 Charles Sealsfield, Austrian-American writer, dies at 71
  • 1868 Michael Barrett, Irish nationalist, last British public execution
  • 1876 Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian/MP, dies at 77
  • 1881 Jakob Bernays, German philologist (b. 1824)
  • 1883 Abdelkader El Djezairi, Algerian leader, scholar and national hero (b.1808)
  • 1883 Edward Sabine, Irish astronomer (b. 1788)
  • 1902 Almon Strowger, American inventor (b. 1839)
  • 1904 Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist and namesake of Tourette's syndrome, dies from Syphilis at 46
  • 1905 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies
  • 1907 Ida McKinley, US First Lady (1897-1901) and wife of the 25th US President William McKinley, dies at 59
  • 1908 Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indies theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69
  • 1914 Jacob Riis, Danish-American social reformer and "muck raking" reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun), dies at 65
  • 1926 S V Petlura, Ukrainain ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard
  • 1933 Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860)
  • 1938 John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), dies at 81
  • 1939 Charles Horace Mayo, American surgeon and co-founder (Mayo Clinic), dies at 74
  • 1939 Cornelis J Cutters, supreme commander of Navy (1910-18), dies
  • 1939 Cornelis Jacobus Snijders, Supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18), dies at 86
  • 1943 Edsel Ford, American President of Ford Motor Company (1919-1943) and son of Henry Ford, dies of stomach cancer aged 49
  • 1944 Robert van Spaendonck, Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 27
  • 1946 Friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies
  • 1948 Theodore Morell, German doctor, Hitler's personal physician, dies at 61
  • 1951 Lincoln Ellsworth, Arctic explorer, dies at 71
  • 1952 Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
  • 1954 Franz Pfemfert, German journalist and writer, dies at 74
  • 1962 Jules Van de Leene, Belgian painter, dies at 75
  • 1967 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, dies at 60
  • 1969 Kathryn Minner, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 77
  • 1969 Allan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation; b. 1889)
  • 1973 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish-French-American painter and cubist sculptor, dies at 81
  • 1974 Kitty Gordon, English entertainer, dies at 96

Person of interestMartin Heidegger

1976 Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Being & Time), dies at 86

Philosopher Martin Heidegger
Philosopher
Martin Heidegger
  • 1976 Juan Maino, Chilean leader of MAPU, "disappeared"
  • 1991 Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
  • 1993 Carleton Morse, radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91
  • 1994 George Ball, American politician and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN, Under Secretary of State), dies at 84
  • 1996 Halka Grossman, Israeli resistance fighter and politician, dies at 76
  • 1997 Manfred Von Ardenne, German scientific pioneer, dies at 90
  • 1998 Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics, dies at 73
  • 1999 Waldo Semon, American inventor (b. 1898)
  • 2001 Moven Enock Mahachi, Defence Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952)
  • 2003 Kathleen Winsor, American writer (b. 1919)
  • 2003 Gerald S. Hawkins, English-American astronomer (archaeoastronomy), dies at 75
  • 2004 Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)
  • 2004 Dullah Omar, South African attorney and UDF-leader, dies at 69
  • 2006 Édouard Michelin, CEO of tire manufacturer Michelin (b. 1963)
  • 2010 Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1956)
  • 2010 Kieran Phelan, Irish senator (b. 1949)
  • 2011 Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 2011 Ben Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics), dies at 93
  • 2013 Jack Vance, American sci-fi author, dies at 96
  • 2014 Manuel Uribe Garza, Mexican man who suffered from morbid obesity (peak weight of 600 kg), dies at 48
  • 2014 Didymos I, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan (2005-10), dies at 92
  • 2017 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-American national security advisor to President Carter (1977-1981), dies at 89
  • 2018 Ted [Samuel Frederick] Dabney, American electrical engineer and founder of Atari (Pong), dies at 81
  • 2018 Alan Bean, American Naval captain and astronaut (Ap 12, Skylab 3, 4th to walk on the moon), dies at 86