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What happened on April 15? There are more than 328 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About April 15

April 15 In HistoryApril 15 is the 105th day of the year 2018. There are 260 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday. This day falls under the 15th week of the year 2018.

On this day in Batavia, Iowa 52533 sunrise occured at 11:28 AM and sunset occured at 12:48 AM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Aries. The modern birthstone for this month is Diamond while the mystical birthstone is Opal.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 296 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 5, 2019).

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Historical Events For April 15

  • 1071
    Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
  • 1450
    Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France.
  • 1632
    Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years’ War.
  • 1638
    Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
  • 1715
    Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
  • 1738
    Premiere in London, England, Great Britain of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel.
  • 1755
    Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.
  • 1783
    Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.
  • 1802
    William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
  • 1817
    Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 1865
    Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
  • 1892
    The General Electric Company is formed.
  • 1896
    Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
  • 1900
    Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines.
  • 1912
    The British passenger liner, the RMS Titanic, sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two and a half hours after hitting an iceberg. 1,517 people are killed.
  • 1920
    Two security guards are murdered during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti would be convicted of and executed for the crime, amid much controversy.
  • 1921
    Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
  • 1923
    Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
  • 1924
    Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
  • 1927
    The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, begins.
  • 1935
    Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1936
    First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
  • 1940
    The Allies begin their attack on the Norwegian town of Narvik which is occupied by Nazi Germany.
  • 1941
    In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attack Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom killing one thousand people.
  • 1942
    The George Cross is awarded to “to the island fortress of Malta – its people and defenders” by King George VI.
  • 1943
    An Allied bomber attack misses the Minerva automobile factory and hits the Belgian town of Mortsel instead, killing 936 civilians.
  • 1945
    The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated.
  • 1947
    Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.
  • 1952
    The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
  • 1955
    McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • 1957
    White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
  • 1958
    Walter O'Malley’s Los Angeles Dodgers host the first Major League Baseball game played on the West Coast of the United States.
  • 1960
    At Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ella Baker leads a conference that results in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the principal organizations of the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
  • 1969
    The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.
  • 1970
    During the Cambodian Civil War, massacres of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong River into South Vietnam.
  • 1979
    A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) occurs on Montenegro coast.
  • 1986
    The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.
  • 1989
    Hillsborough disaster: A human crush occurs at Hillsborough Stadium, home of Sheffield Wednesday, in the FA Cup Semi Final, resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.
  • 1989
    Upon Hu Yaobang’s death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People’s Republic of China.
  • 1992
    The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • 1994
    Representatives of 124 countries and the European Communities sign the Marrakesh Agreements revising the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and initiating the World Trade Organization (effective January 1, 1995).
  • 2002
    An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.

Who Were Born On April 15?

  • 1452
    Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance polymath (d. 1519)
  • 1469
    Guru Nanak Dev, the first of the ten Sikh Gurus (d. 1539)
  • 1489
    Mimar Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588)
  • 1552
    Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)
  • 1588
    Claudius Salmasius, French classical scholar (d. 1653)
  • 1641
    Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)
  • 1642
    Suleiman II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1691)
  • 1646
    King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
  • 1646
    Pierre Poiret, French mystic (d. 1719)
  • 1684
    Empress Catherine I of Russia (d. 1727)
  • 1688
    Johann Friedrich Fasch, German composer (d. 1758)
  • 1707
    Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (d. 1783)
  • 1710
    William Cullen, Scottish physician (d. 1790)
  • 1721
    Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, English military leader (d. 1765)
  • 1741
    Charles Willson Peale, American painter, soldier and naturalist (d. 1827)
  • 1772
    Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844)
  • 1793
    Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, German astronomer (d. 1864)
  • 1794
    Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)
  • 1800
    James Clark Ross, English explorer (d. 1862)
  • 1809
    Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician (d. 1877)
  • 1828
    Jean Danjou, French Foreign Legion officer (d. 1863)
  • 1832
    Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)
  • 1841
    Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)
  • 1843
    Henry James, American author (d. 1916)
  • 1856
    Jean Moréas, Greek poet (d. 1910)
  • 1858
    Émile Durkheim, French sociologist (d. 1917)
  • 1861
    Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (d. 1929)
  • 1874
    George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist (d. 1954)
  • 1874
    Johannes Stark, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1957)
  • 1875
    James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer (d. 1953)
  • 1878
    Robert Walser, Swiss writer (d. 1956)
  • 1879
    Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer (d. 1980)
  • 1883
    Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)
  • 1885
    Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (d. 1947)
  • 1886
    Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
  • 1888
    Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
  • 1889
    A. Philip Randolph, American activist (d. 1979)
  • 1889
    Thomas Hart Benton, American muralist (d. 1975)
  • 1892
    Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
  • 1892
    Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)
  • 1894
    Bessie Smith, American blues singer (d. 1937)
  • 1894
    Nikita Khrushchev, Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1971)
  • 1895
    Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)
  • 1896
    Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1901
    Joe Davis, English snooker player (d. 1978)
  • 1902
    Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1904
    Arshile Gorky, Armenian artist (d. 1948)
  • 1907
    Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch ethologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)
  • 1908
    Eden Ahbez, American songwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1908
    Lita Grey, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1910
    Miguel Najdorf, Argentine chess grandmaster (d. 1997)
  • 1912
    Kim Il-sung, President of North Korea (d. 1994)
  • 1916
    Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
  • 1917
    Hans Conried, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1917
    James Kee, American politician (d. 1989)
  • 1919
    Alberto Breccia, Uruguay-born Argentine comics artist and writer (d. 1993)
  • 1920
    Richard von Weizsäcker, President of Germany
  • 1920
    Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist
  • 1921
    Angelo DiGeorge, Italian-American pediatric endocrinologist (d. 2009)
  • 1921
    Georgi Beregovoi, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1995)
  • 1922
    Harold Washington, American politician (d. 1987)
  • 1922
    Michael Ansara, Syrian-American actor
  • 1923
    Robert DePugh, American anti-Communist activist (d. 2009)
  • 1924
    Sir Neville Marriner, English conductor
  • 1927
    Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)
  • 1930
    Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
  • 1931
    Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish writer, poet and translator, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature
  • 1933
    David Hamilton, British photographer, film director and producer
  • 1933
    Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1933
    Jim Towers, English footballer (d. 2010)
  • 1933
    Roy Clark, American musician
  • 1935
    Stavros Paravas, Greek actor
  • 1936
    Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist
  • 1937
    Bob Luman, American country singer (d. 1978)
  • 1938
    Hso Khan Pha, Burmese politician
  • 1939
    Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born actress
  • 1939
    Marty Wilde, British singer
  • 1940
    Jeffrey Archer, British author
  • 1940
    Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
  • 1940
    Robert Walker Jr., American actor
  • 1940
    Willie Davis, American baseball player
  • 1940
    Woodie Fryman, American baseball player
  • 1941
    Howard Berman, American politician
  • 1942
    Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate
  • 1942
    Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Walt Hazzard, American basketball player
  • 1944
    Dave Edmunds, Welsh musician
  • 1944
    Dzhokhar Dudaev, Chechen leader (d. 1996)
  • 1946
    Michael Tucci, American actor
  • 1946
    Pete Rouse, American White House Chief of Staff to President Obama
  • 1947
    Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician
  • 1947
    Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American writer and television producer
  • 1947
    Lois Chiles, American actress
  • 1947
    Mike Chapman, British songwriter
  • 1947
    Woolly Wolstenholme, British musician
  • 1948
    Michael Kamen, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1949
    Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer
  • 1949
    Craig Zadan, American film producer
  • 1949
    Tonio K, American singer
  • 1950
    Amy Wright, American actress
  • 1950
    Josiane Balasko, French actress, director and screenwriter
  • 1951
    Heloise, American newspaper columnist
  • 1952
    Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer
  • 1952
    Brian Muir, British sculptor and creator of Darth Vader
  • 1952
    Glenn Shadix, American actor
  • 1952
    Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian
  • 1952
    Sam McMurray, American actor
  • 1953
    Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Greek politician
  • 1954
    Seka, American pornographic actress
  • 1955
    Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
  • 1956
    Michael Cooper, American basketball player
  • 1957
    Evelyn Ashford, American athlete
  • 1958
    Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer
  • 1958
    Dolores Gordon-Smith, British writer
  • 1958
    Keith Acton, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1958
    Memos Ioannou, Greek basketball player
  • 1958
    Noni Ιoannidou, Greek fashion model and actress
  • 1959
    Emma Thompson, English actress
  • 1959
    Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director
  • 1959
    Kevin Lowe, Canadian ice hockey player and general manager
  • 1959
    Thomas F. Wilson, American actor
  • 1960
    HRH Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant, heir to the Belgian throne
  • 1960
    Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist
  • 1960
    Susanne Bier, Danish film director
  • 1960
    Tony Jones, English snooker player
  • 1962
    Nawal El Moutawakel, Morrocan hurdler
  • 1962
    Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi Bhangra singer
  • 1962
    Tom Kane, American voice actor
  • 1963
    Bobby Pepper, American journalist
  • 1965
    Linda Perry, American musician
  • 1966
    Samantha Fox, English singer
  • 1967
    Dara Torres, American swimmer
  • 1967
    Frankie Poullain, British musician (The Darkness)
  • 1968
    Ed O'Brien, British musician (Radiohead)
  • 1968
    Stacey Williams, American model
  • 1969
    Jeromy Burnitz, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Jimmy Waite, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1970
    Flex Alexander, American actor
  • 1971
    Jason Sehorn, American football player
  • 1971
    Kate Harbour, English voice actress
  • 1971
    Katy Hill, British television presenter
  • 1972
    Arturo Gatti, Canadian boxer (d. 2009)
  • 1972
    Lou Romano, American voice actor
  • 1974
    Danny Pino, American actor
  • 1974
    Douglas Spain, American actor
  • 1974
    Keith Malley, American comedian and podcaster (Keith and The Girl)
  • 1974
    Mike Quinn, American football player
  • 1974
    Tim Thomas, American ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)
  • 1975
    Phil Labonte, American vocalist (All That Remains)
  • 1976
    Jason Bonsignore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1976
    Susan Ward, American actress
  • 1977
    Brian Pothier, American ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Austin Aries, American wrestler
  • 1978
    Milton Bradley, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Tim Corcoran, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Billy Yates, American football player
  • 1980
    Fränk Schleck, Luxembourgish professional cyclist
  • 1980
    James Foster, English cricketer
  • 1980
    Natalie Casey, British actress
  • 1980
    Raúl López, Spanish basketball player
  • 1980
    Victor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1980
    Willie Mason, Australian rugby league player
  • 1981
    Andrés D'Alessandro, Argentine football player
  • 1981
    Seth Wulsin, American artist
  • 1982
    Albert Riera, Spanish footballer
  • 1982
    Anthony Green, American musician
  • 1982
    Michael Aubrey, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer
  • 1983
    Alice Braga, Brazilian actress
  • 1983
    Blu (rapper), American rapper and producer
  • 1983
    Bronson La'Cassie, Australian professional golfer
  • 1983
    Dudu Cearense, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983
    Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1983
    Martin Pedersen, Danish professional cyclist
  • 1983
    Matt Cardle, British singer/songwriter
  • 1984
    Ben Kasica, guitarist (Skillet)
  • 1984
    Cam Janssen, American ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Daniel Paille, Canadian hockey player
  • 1985
    Aaron Laffey, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Amy Reid, German pornographic actress
  • 1985
    Chris Cates, American baseball player
  • 1985
    John Danks, American baseball player
  • 1986
    Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1986
    Tom Heaton, English footballer
  • 1987
    Sapphire Elia, English actres
  • 1988
    Eliza Doolittle, English singer
  • 1988
    Thomas Albanese, Italian footballer
  • 1990
    Emma Watson, English actress
  • 1991
    Daiki Arioka, Japanese actor & singer
  • 1992
    Amy Diamond, Swedish singer
  • 1992
    Richard Sandrak, American bodybuilder

Who Died On April 15?

  • 1053
    Godwin, Earl of Wessex (b. 1001)
  • 1220
    Adolf of Altena, Archbishop of Cologne (b. 1157)
  • 1415
    Manuel Chrysoloras, Greek humanist and grammarian (b. 1355)
  • 1446
    Filippo Brunelleschi, Italian architect (b. 1377)
  • 1610
    Robert Parsons, English Jesuit priest (b. 1546)
  • 1621
    John Carver, first governor of Plymouth Colony (b. 1576)
  • 1632
    George Calvert, Proprietor of the Avalon (Maryland) Colony (b. 1580)
  • 1641
    Domenico Zampieri, Italian painter (b. 1581)
  • 1652
    Patriarch Joseph, head of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • 1659
    Simon Dach, German poet (b. 1605)
  • 1704
    Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (b. 1628)
  • 1719
    Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV of France (b. 1635)
  • 1754
    Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (b. 1676)
  • 1761
    Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician (b. 1682)
  • 1761
    William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (b. 1696)
  • 1764
    Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1721)
  • 1764
    Peder Horrebow, Danish astronomer (b. 1679)
  • 1765
    Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian scientist and writer (b. 1711)
  • 1788
    Giuseppe Bonno, Austrian composer (b. 1711)
  • 1793
    Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary and geographer (b. 1718)
  • 1804
    Charles Pichegru, French general (strangled in prison) (b. 1761)
  • 1854
    Arthur Aikin, English chemist, mineralogist, and writer (b. 1773)
  • 1861
    Sylvester Jordan, German politician and lawyer (b. 1792)
  • 1865
    Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (b. 1809)
  • 1888
    Matthew Arnold, English poet (b. 1822)
  • 1889
    Father Damien, Flemish missionary (b. 1840)
  • 1898
    Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader
  • 1912
    Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster: Edward Smith, captain of the RMS Titanic (b. 1850)
  • 1912
    Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster: Henry Tingle Wilde, Chief Officer (b. 1872)
  • 1912
    Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster: Jack Phillips, British wireless telegraphist. (b. 1887)
  • 1912
    Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster: James Paul Moody, Sixth Officer (b. 1887)
  • 1912
    Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster: John Jacob Astor IV, billionaire (b. 1864)
  • 1912
    Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster: Thomas Andrews, Irish-born businessman and shipbuilder (b. 1873)
  • 1912
    Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster: Wallace Hartley,English Violinist (b. 1878)
  • 1912
    Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster: William McMaster Murdoch, First Officer (b. 1873)
  • 1912
    Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster: William T. Stead English author and journalist (b. 1849)
  • 1917
    János Murkovics, Slovene writer and teacher in Hungary (b. 1839)
  • 1927
    Gaston Leroux, French writer (b. 1868)
  • 1938
    César Vallejo, Peruvian poet (b. 1892)
  • 1942
    Robert Musil, Austrian novelist (b. 1880)
  • 1943
    Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (b. 1882)
  • 1944
    Nikolai Fyodorovich Vatutin, Soviet general (b. 1901)
  • 1945
    Hermann Florstedt, Nazi leader (b. 1895)
  • 1948
    Radola Gajda, Czech military commander and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1949
    Wallace Beery, American actor (b. 1885)
  • 1957
    Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer (b. 1917)
  • 1962
    Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (b. 1911)
  • 1962
    Clara Blandick, American actress (b. 1880)
  • 1963
    Edward “Carji” Greeves, Australian rules footballer (b. 1903)
  • 1967
    Totò, Italian comedian, film and theatre actor, writer, singer, and songwriter (b. 1898)
  • 1969
    Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Queen of Spain (b. 1887)
  • 1970
    Ripper Collins, American baseball player (b. 1904)
  • 1971
    Dan Reeves, American football team owner (b. 1912)
  • 1971
    Gurgen Boryan, Armenian poet and playwright (b. 1915)
  • 1974
    Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (b. 1906)
  • 1975
    Richard Conte, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1980
    Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1905)
  • 1980
    Raymond Bailey, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1982
    Arthur Lowe, British actor (b. 1915)
  • 1983
    Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (b. 1892)
  • 1983
    John Engstead, American photographer (b. 1909)
  • 1984
    Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (b. 1925)
  • 1984
    Tommy Cooper, Welsh comedy magician (b. 1921)
  • 1986
    Jean Genet, French author (b. 1910)
  • 1988
    Kenneth Williams, English actor and comedian (b. 1926)
  • 1988
    Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (b. 1954)
  • 1989
    Hu Yaobang, Chinese politician (b. 1915)
  • 1989
    Nesuhi Ertegün, American record executive (b. 1917)
  • 1990
    Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (b. 1905)
  • 1992
    Otis Barton, American deep-sea diver (b. 1899)
  • 1993
    John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (b. 1908)
  • 1993
    Leslie Charteris, Singapore-born author (b. 1907)
  • 1994
    John Curry, English figure skater (b. 1949)
  • 1995
    Harry Shoulberg, American painter, serigrapher (b. 1903)
  • 1998
    Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (b. 1925)
  • 1999
    Harvey Postlethwaite, British engineer and racing car designer (b. 1944)
  • 2000
    Edward Gorey, American illustrator (b. 1925)
  • 2001
    Joey Ramone, American musician and singer (The Ramones) (b. 1951)
  • 2002
    Byron “Whizzer” White, American football player and United States Supreme Court Justice (b. 1917)
  • 2002
    Damon Knight, American author (b. 1922)
  • 2003
    Erin Fleming, Canadian actress (b. 1941)
  • 2003
    Reg Bundy, British performer (b. 1941)
  • 2004
    Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Japanese manga artist (b. 1934)
  • 2004
    Ray Condo, Canadian musician (b. 1950)
  • 2005
    John Fred, American singer (b. 1941)
  • 2007
    Brant Parker, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
  • 2008
    Benoît Lamy, Belgian movie director (b. 1945)
  • 2008
    Krister Stendahl, Swedish theologian and bishop (b. 1921)
  • 2008
    Sean Costello, American blues musician (b. 1979)
  • 2009
    Ed Blake, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 2009
    László Tisza, Hungarian-born American physicist (b. 1907)
  • 2009
    Sir Clement Freud, British writer, broadcaster, and MP (b. 1924)
  • 2010
    Jack Herer, American author and cannabis activist (b. 1939)
  • 2011
    Vittorio Arrigoni, Italian peace activist (b. 1975)


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