On This Day

On This Day in History for October 13

Events in History

RomanRoman Empire

54 Nero succeeds Claudius as Roman Emperor

Roman Emperor Nero
Roman Emperor
Roman Emperor Claudius
Roman Emperor
  • 409 Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania
  • 1213 Battle of Steppes: Hugh Pierrepont, Bishop of Liège & Louis II, Count of Loon defeat Henry I, Duke of Brabant
  • 1282 Nichiren Daishonin, founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism, dies, his ashes are interred at Taisekiji Temple.
  • 1307 French King Philip IV has Grand Master Jacques de Molay and Knights Templar arrested and charged of idolatry and corruption

CrownRoyal Coronation

1399 Henry of Bolingbroke is crowned King Henry IV of England in Westminster Abbey, a few weeks after deposing Richard II

King of England and Lord of Ireland Henry IV of England
King of England and Lord of Ireland
Henry IV of England
King of England Richard II
King of England
Richard II
  • 1483 Rabbi Issac Abarbanel starts his exegesis on Bible
  • 1492 English admiral Sir Edward Poynings' fleet occupies Lock

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1501 Maximilian of Austria & Louis XII of France sign Treaty of Trente

King of France Louis XII
King of France
Louis XII
  • 1534 Alessandro Farnese elected as Pope Paul III

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1536 Pilgrimage of Grace begins in Northern England, protest against King Henry VIII's break with the Pope

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1629 Dutch West Indies Co grants religious freedom in West Indies
  • 1652 Prince of Condé flees Paris
  • 1659 Major general John Lambert drives out English Rump government
  • 1660 Absolute monarchy instituted by decree in Denmark by King Frederik III
  • 1702 Dutch and English troops occupy Liège
  • 1710 English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1716 Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI's troops occupy Temesvar in Romania

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1724 Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • 1760 Russian and Austrian army evacuates Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1773 The Whirlpool Galaxy discovered by astronomer Charles Messier

Astronomer Charles Messier
Charles Messier
  • 1775 First US Navy forms when Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet
  • 1792 "Old Farmer's Almanac" is 1st published and edited by Robert Thomas
  • 1792 Cornerstone laid for the Executive Mansion (White House) in Washington
  • 1812 Battle of Queenstown Heights: British forces defeat United States forces attempting to invade Canada
  • 1843 B'nai B'rith founded (NY)
  • 1845 Texas ratifies a state constitution
  • 1860 1st aerial photo taken in US (from a balloon) of Boston
  • 1863 Skirmish at Blountsville, Tennessee (50 casualties)
  • 1864 Battle at Darbytown Road, Virginia (337 casualties)
  • 1864 Battle of Dalton, GA - surrendered

BattleBattle of Interest

1864 Battle of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (Mosby's Raid)

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • 1864 Maryland voters adopt new constitution, including abolition of slavery
  • 1871 The Delphic Fraternity is founded as the Delphic Society at the State Normal School in Geneseo, New York.
  • 1881 Revival of Hebrew language as Eliezer Ben-Yehuda & friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations
  • 1884 Greenwich in London established as the universal time meridian of longitude
  • 1885 The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1890 The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
  • 1896 First public screening of a motion picture in New Zealand
  • 1899 7,000 laid-off black mine workers of South Africa reach Natal

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1902 US President Theodore Roosevelt threatens to start using army troops to work coal mines struck since 12 may; this brings the owners to agree to abide by a Commission of Arbitration

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1914 The Belgian government in exile installed at St Adresse at Le Havre
  • 1914 Garrett Morgan patents his safety hood device, which would later be refined into the gas mask
  • 1914 Pro-German Boers begin opposition to British authority in South Africa
  • 1917 Soviets accept establishment of Petrograd Military
  • 1917 70,000 people gather to see 'Miracle of the Sun', solar visions reportedly by the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal after prophecies by local children
  • 1923 Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey's capital

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1924 Mecca falls without struggle to Saudi forces led by Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • 1930 New German Reichstag opens with 107 NSDAP members in uniform
  • 1933 JDJ Boularan's "Tovarich" premieres in Paris
  • 1936 Explosion caused by leaking gas rips out section 12 of Cleve Stadium
  • 1937 A recorded trace of snow in Central Park, NYC
  • 1941 Nazis kill 11,000 Jewish children and old people
  • 1943 Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany
  • 1944 Riga, capital of Latvia, freed
  • 1944 US 1st army begins battle of Aachen, first German city captured during WWII
  • 1947 "Kukla, Fran & Ollie" premieres
  • 1953 Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves patented by Samuel Bagno
  • 1954 Robert Paul Smith and Max Shulman's "Tender Trap" premieres in NYC
  • 1955 1st edition of L'express publishes in Paris
  • 1957 German Democratic Republic recalls OstMark & issues new currency

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958 Burial of Pope Pius XII on the 41st anniversary of the "Miracle of the Sun"

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII


1960 Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 1964 At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
  • 1964 Voskhod 1 crew returns
  • 1966 173 US aircraft bomb North Vietnam
  • 1966 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • 1968 Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
  • 1969 1st time 7 people in space
  • 1969 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 8 is launched
  • 1970 Angela Davis arrested in NYC
  • 1970 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • 1970 A man dies in a premature bomb explosion in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1972 Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die
  • 1972 Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountains, (passengers eat crash victims to survive, 16 of 45 rescued 2 months later)
  • 1973 Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
  • 1976 A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
  • 1976 First electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, working at the C.D.C.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 US President Jimmy Carter answers callers' questions on National Public Radio

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1978 Swaziland's new constitution promulgated bans political parties
  • 1978 Tiros N, US's 1st third generation weather satellite, is launched
  • 1980 Unprovoked slayings of 6 blacks in Buffalo, NY

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1981 Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected President of Egypt

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • 1983 Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1984 STS 41-G mission; lands at Kennedy Space Center
  • 1985 Belgium premier Martens CVP wins parliamentary election
  • 1987 1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf)
  • 1987 Costa Rican President Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1988 Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages
  • 1988 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1989 Dow Jones down 190.58 points
  • 1990 First Russian Orthodox service in over 70 years held in St Basil's Cathedral, in Red Square, Moscow
  • 1990 Target Center, a multi-purpose arena in Minneapolis officially opens
  • 1993 Greek government of Papandreou forms
  • 1993 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith
  • 1993 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor
  • 1994 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Japanese writer Kenzaburo Oe
  • 1995 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Polish physicist Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, for their work to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons
  • 1997 Andy Green's Jet-powered car reaches record 749.69 MPH
  • 1999 The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Birthdays in History

  • 1162 Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile, born in Domfront Castle, Normandy (d. 1214)
  • 1244 Jacques de Molay, French last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, born in Molay, Haute-Saône, France (d. 1314)
  • 1453 Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales and the only son of King Henry VI of England and Margaret of Anjou, born in London (d. 1471)
  • 1474 Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian painter, born in Florence (d. 1515)

Person of interestJane Grey

1537 Jane Grey, Queen of England in 1553 for 9 days, born in Bradgate, England (d. 1554)

Queen of England Jane Grey
Queen of England
Jane Grey
  • 1563 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian priest and saint (Caracciolini), born in Villa Santa Maria, Abruzzo, Italy (d. 1608)
  • 1566 Richard Boyle, Irish politician, 1st Earl of Cork, born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1643)
  • 1613 Luisa de Guzmán, Queen of Portugal (1640-56), born in Sanlúcar, Spain (d. 1666)
  • 1696 John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (d. 1743)
  • 1713 Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1784)
  • 1759 Ecco Epkema, Dutch classic linguist (Frisian, old-Frisian), born in Wirdum, Netherlands (d. 1832)
  • 1761 Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch minister of War, born in Heenvliet, Netherlands (d. 1822)
  • 1769 Horace H. Hayden, 1st American licensed dentist and cofounds 1st dental college, born in Windsor, Connecticut (d. 1844)
  • 1797 William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant and poet, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1810 James Shedden Palmer, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1867)
  • 1815 Jules Quicherat, French historian and archaeologist, born in Paris (d. 1882)
  • 1820 John William Dawson, Canadian geologist, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia (d. 1899)

Person of interestRudolf Virchow

1821 Rudolf Virchow, German politician, anthropologist and pathologist (cell pathology), born in Schivelbein, Prussia (d. 1902)

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Rudolf Virchow
  • 1826 Lafayette Curry Baker, American investigator spy and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Stafford, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1862 Mary Kingsley, English ethnographer and explorer who became the first European to enter parts of Gabon, Africa, born in London (d. 1900)
  • 1863 Auguste Rateau, French mining engineer and inventor (Rateau steam turbine), born in Royan, France (d. 1930)
  • 1878 Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest, born in O'Connell Town, Yass, New South Wales (d. 1952)
  • 1880 Sasha Chorny [Alexander Mikhailovich Glikberg], Russian poet, born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1932)
  • 1887 Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician (President of the First Slovak Republic), born in Bytča, Slovakia (d. 1947)
  • 1890 Conrad Richter, American writer (Light in the Forest), born in Tremont, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1891 Bernard IJzerdraat, Dutch resistance leader (De Geuzen), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1941)
  • 1895 Kurt Schumacher, German political chairman (SPD), born in Kulm, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1901 Benjamin Merkelbach, Dutch architect and city builder of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)

Person of interestArna Bontemps

1902 Arna Bontemps, American poet (100 years of negro freedom), born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 1973)

  • 1904 Jutta Hecker, German writer, born in Weimar (d. 2002)
  • 1908 John Grant, British rear-admiral (Royal Navy) (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Werner Reinowski, German writer, born in Bernburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Herblock [Herbert Lawrence Block], American cartoonist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1912 Jan Peeters, Dutch watercolor painter, stained glass, tile, and monument artist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Terry Frost, British artist, born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Burr Tillstrom, American puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1923 Dorothy Bolden, American civil and women's rights activist, and founder of the National Domestic Worker's Union of America, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Frank D. Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

Person of interestMargaret Thatcher

1925 Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1979-90), born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2013)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1930 Piet Clase, South African politician (Minister of Education), born in Bothaville, South Africa
  • 1931 Janice Elliott, English novelist, born in Derby, England (d. 1995)
  • 1933 Raynald Fréchette, Quebec politician and judge, born in Asbestos, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Elizabeth Furse, American politician (first naturalized American born in Africa to win election to the United States Congress), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1936 John Menzies, Scottish publisher and multi-millionaire
  • 1938 Hugo Young, British journalist (The Guardian), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2003)
  • 1939 T. J. Cloutier, American poker player, born in Albany, California
  • 1943 Mike Barnicle, American broadcast journalist and newspaper columnist, born in Worchester, Massachusetts
  • 1945 Dési Bouterse, Surinamese politician (8th President of Suriname), born in Domburg, Surinam
  • 1946 Edwina Currie, British politician (C), born in Liverpool
  • 1948 Ted Poe, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Temple, Texas
  • 1952 Michael R. Clifford, American astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76), born in Norton AFB, California
  • 1953 Bill Schuette, American lawyer and politician (53rd Attorney General of Michigan), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1954 Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician and peace activist, born in Marrakesh, French Morocco
  • 1954 Claude Ribbe, French historian and writer, born in Paris
  • 1958 Maria Cantwell, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Person of interestJamal Khashoggi

1958 Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian progressive journalist, author, and editor in chief (Al-Arab News Channel), born in Medina, Saudi Arabia (d. 2018)

Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi
  • 1960 Ari Fleischer, American media consultant and 21st White House Press Secretary, born in Pound Ridge, New York
  • 1960 Peter Keisler, American lawyer and acting Attorney General of the United States (2007), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1963 Colin Channer, Jamaican writer (often referred as "Bob Marley" with a pen), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1964 Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese military pilot and CNSA astronaut, born in Zaoyang, Hubei, China
  • 1970 Serena Altschul, American broadcast journalist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Prince Jaime, Count of Bardi, third child of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 1972 Princess Margarita Maria Beatriz of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno, daughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 1973 Matt Hughes, American mixed martial artist, born in Hillsboro, Illinois

Person of interestAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez

1989 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, American politician (REP - D New York 2018-), born in New York City

US Congresswoman and Activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
US Congresswoman and Activist
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • 1993 Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald Trump & Marla Maples, born in West Palm Beach, Florida

Person of interestJoshua Wong

1996 Joshua Wong, Chinese activist (Demosistō), born in Hong Kong

Activist Joshua Wong
Joshua Wong

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

1978 James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu

Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. James Earl Ray
Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.
James Earl Ray
  • 2011 Queen consort of Bhutan Jetsun Pema (21) weds Dragon King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck (31) at Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan

Deaths in History

Person of interestClaudius

54 Claudius, Roman Emperor, dies of poison mushrooms at 63

Roman Emperor Claudius
Roman Emperor
  • 1093 Robrecht I, the Fries, Count of Flanders, dies
  • 1282 Nichiren Japanese founder of Nichiren Buddhism (b. 1222)
  • 1311 Gwijde van Names, Flemish marshal (Golden Track), dies at 35
  • 1415 Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1381)
  • 1508 Edmund de Ros, 11th Baron de Ros, English politician (b. 1446)
  • 1605 Theodore Beza, French Reformed Protestant theologian, dies at 86
  • 1643 Sweder van Haersolte, mister of Swaluwenborch/diplomat, dies at 61
  • 1652 Abraham Verhoeven, Flemish printer/newspaper publisher, dies
  • 1673 Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (b. 1617)
  • 1680 Daniel Elsevier, Dutch book publisher, dies at 54
  • 1687 Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (b. 1633)
  • 1706 Iyasus the Great, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1682)
  • 1708 Henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67
  • 1715 Nicolas Malebranche, French rationalist philosopher, dies at 77
  • 1759 John Henley, English clergyman, dies at 64
  • 1774 Willem Bentinck, mister of Rhoon/Pendrecht/Orangist, dies at 69
  • 1788 Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish politician and poet (b. 1702)
  • 1795 William Prescott, American Revolutionary soldier, dies

Person of interestIsaac Brock

1812 Isaac Brock, English general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle at 43

British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock
  • 1815 Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15), executed
  • 1822 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, dies at 64
  • 1825 Maximilian I Joseph, King of Bavaria, dies at 69
  • 1852 John Stephens, American explorer and archaeologist (pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America), dies at 46
  • 1869 Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Fren writer (Tableau Historique), dies
  • 1879 Henry Charles Carey, American economist (Principles of Poli Economy), dies at 85
  • 1882 Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (b. 1816)
  • 1890 Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, dies at 74
  • 1904 Pavlos Melas, Greek officer who organized and participated in the Greek Struggle for Macedonia (b. 1870)
  • 1909 Francisco Ferrer, Spanish anarchist, executed
  • 1918 Gerrit Engelke, German writer (Briefer der Liebe), dies
  • 1919 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • 1920 Isaac Capadose, clergyman in the Catholic Apostolic Church, dies at 86
  • 1926 Hans E. Kinck, Norwegian philological and writer (Driftekaren), dies at 61
  • 1928 Maria Feodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia, dies at 80
  • 1931 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (b. 1868)
  • 1938 E. C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye), dies at 43
  • 1941 GJ Berenschot, general/supreme commander Dutch East Indies army, dies

Person of interestMilton S. Hershey

1945 Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company), dies at 86

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • 1947 Sydney Webb, English socialist and economist (founded London School of Economics) and husband of Beatrice Webb, dies at 88
  • 1950 Ernest Haycox, American writer (b. 1899)
  • 1955 Manuel Ávila Camacho, 45th President of Mexico (1940-46), dies at 58
  • 1965 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66
  • 1984 Alice Neel, American painter dies ages 84

Person of interestWalter Houser Brattain

1987 Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist (transistors, Nobel 1956), dies at 85

  • 1990 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), dies at 78
  • 1991 Daniel Oduber Quiros, president of Costa Rica (1974-1978), dies
  • 1992 James Marshall, American illustrator and author (George and Martha, The Stupids), dies of a brain tumor at 50
  • 1995 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), dies at 89
  • 1995 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter, dies at 71
  • 1996 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher and historian, dies at 89
  • 1996 Henri Nannen, journalist, dies at 82
  • 1997 Adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies
  • 1997 Richard Mason, English author (The World of Suzie Wong), dies at 78
  • 2000 Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party, dies at 90

Person of interestStephen E. Ambrose

2002 Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (Band of Brothers), dies of lung cancer at 66

  • 2003 Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2004 Enrique Fernando, Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, dies at 89
  • 2005 Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (b. 1942)
  • 2006 Wang Guangmei, Chinese first lady (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Bob Denard, French mercenary (b. 1929)
  • 2009 Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • 2010 Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2012 Marc Awodey, American artist and writer, dies at 51

Person of interestBhumibol Adulyadej

2016 Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX], King of Thailand (1946-2016), was world's longest reigning monarch, dies at 88

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • 2016 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), dies at 90
  • 2016 John Gilmore, American true crime author (Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder), dies at 81
  • 2016 Jim Prentice, Canadian politician, Premier of Alberta (2014-15), dies in a plane crash at 60
  • 2018 Patricia Hollis, Baroness Hollis of Heigham, English Labour politician, dies at 77
  • 2018 Annapurna Devi [Roshanara Khan], Indian surbahar (bass sitar) player, and teacher, dies at 91