What happened on October 1? There are more than 350 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 October 1

October 1 In HistoryOctober 1 is the 275th day of the year 2020. There are 91 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday. This day falls under the 40th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Columbus, Ohio 43227 sunrise occured at 07:29 AM and sunset occured at 07:12 PM (local time).

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

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 134 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For October 1

  • 331 BC
    Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
  • 959
    Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England.
  • 1189
    Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.
  • 1553
    Coronation of Queen Mary I of England
  • 1787
    Russians under Alexander Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
  • 1791
    First session of the French Legislative Assembly.
  • 1795
    Belgium is conquered by France.
  • 1800
    Spain cedes Louisiana to France via the Treaty of San Ildefonso.
  • 1811
    The first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orléans, Louisiana.
  • 1814
    Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw Europe’s political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.
  • 1827
    Russo-Persian War: The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
  • 1829
    South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; it will later separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
  • 1843
    The News of the World tabloid begins publication in London.
  • 1847
    German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.
  • 1854
    The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American system of watch manufacturing.
  • 1880
    First electric lamp factory is opened by Thomas Edison.
  • 1880
    John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.
  • 1887
    Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.
  • 1890
    Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1891
    In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.
  • 1898
    The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
  • 1903
    Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
  • 1905
    František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
  • 1908
    Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825.
  • 1910
    Los Angeles Times bombing: A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles, California, killing 21.
  • 1918
    World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence, also known as “Lawrence of Arabia” capture Damascus.
  • 1920
    Sir Percy Cox lands in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.
  • 1928
    The Soviet Union introduces its First Five-Year Plan.
  • 1931
    The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.
  • 1936
    Francisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.
  • 1937
    The Japanese city Handa is founded in Aichi Prefecture.
  • 1938
    Germany annexes the Sudetenland.
  • 1939
    After a one-month Siege of Warsaw, hostile forces enter the city.
  • 1940
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike, often considered the first superhighway in the United States, opens to traffic.
  • 1942
    First flight of the Bell XP-59 “Aircomet”.
  • 1942
    USS Grouper torpedoes Lisbon Maru not knowing she is carrying British PoWs from Hong Kong
  • 1943
    World War II: Naples falls to Allied soldiers.
  • 1946
    Mensa International is founded in the United Kingdom.
  • 1946
    Nazi leaders are sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.
  • 1947
    The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
  • 1949
    The People’s Republic of China is established and declared by Mao Zedong.
  • 1957
    First appearance of In God We Trust on U.S. paper currency.
  • 1958
    NASA is created to replace NACA.
  • 1960
    Nigeria gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1961
    East and West Cameroon merge to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.
  • 1962
    First broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • 1964
    Japanese Shinkansen (“bullet trains”) begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.
  • 1964
    The Free Speech Movement is launched on the campus of University of California, Berkeley.
  • 1965
    General Suharto rises to power after a coup that alleged to the Communist Party of Indonesia. In response, Suharto and his army massacre over a million Indonesians suspected of being communists. The killings of 7 army officers happened in the early hours of 1 October 1965.
  • 1966
    West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatalities and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
  • 1968
    The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
  • 1969
    Concorde breaks the sound barrier for the first time.
  • 1971
    The first brain-scan using x-ray computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) is performed at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London.
  • 1971
    Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  • 1975
    The Seychelles gain internal self-government. The Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands and take the name Tuvalu.
  • 1975
    Thrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.
  • 1978
    The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
  • 1978
    Tuvalu gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1979
    The United States returns sovereignty of the Panama canal to Panama.
  • 1982
    EPCOT Center opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  • 1982
    Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a Constructive Vote of No Confidence.
  • 1982
    Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
  • 1985
    The Israeli air force bombs PLO Headquarters in Tunis.
  • 1987
    The Whittier Narrows earthquake shakes the San Gabriel Valley, registering as magnitude 5.9.
  • 1989
    Denmark introduces the world’s first legal modern same-sex civil union called “registered partnership”.
  • 1991
    New Zealand’s Resource Management Act 1991 comes into force.
  • 1991
    The Siege of Dubrovnik begins
  • 1994
    Palau gains independence from the United Nations (trusteeship administered by the United States of America).
  • 1998
    Vladimir Putin becomes a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
  • 2009
    The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.

Who Were Born On October 1?

  • 1207
    King Henry III of England (d. 1272)
  • 1507
    Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect (d. 1573)
  • 1540
    Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman (d. 1617)
  • 1577
    Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Swiss friar and saint (d. 1622)
  • 1620
    Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Dutch painter (d. 1683)
  • 1644
    Alessandro Stradella, Italian composer (d. 1682)
  • 1671
    Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician (d. 1742)
  • 1685
    Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1740)
  • 1691
    Arthur Onslow, English politician (d. 1768)
  • 1730
    Richard Stockton, American attorney and signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1781)
  • 1760
    William Thomas Beckford, English writer and politician (d. 1844)
  • 1771
    Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer (d. 1842)
  • 1791
    Sergei Aksakov, Russian writer (d. 1859)
  • 1800
    Lars Levi Laestadius, Swedish botanist (d. 1861)
  • 1808
    Mary Anna Custis Lee, American plantation owner and wife of Robert E. Lee (d. 1873)
  • 1832
    Henry Clay Work, American composer (d. 1884)
  • 1835
    Ádám Politzer, Austrian physician (d. 1920)
  • 1842
    Charles Cros, French poet and inventor (d. 1888)
  • 1846
    Nectarios of Aegina, Greek Orthodox saint (d. 1920)
  • 1847
    Annie Besant, British theosophist and feminist (d. 1933)
  • 1865
    Paul Dukas, French composer (d. 1935)
  • 1870
    Josiah Edward Spurr, American geologist (d. 1950)
  • 1878
    Othmar Spann, Austrian philosopher and economist (d. 1950)
  • 1881
    William Boeing, American engineer (d. 1956)
  • 1885
    Louis Untermeyer, American author (d. 1977)
  • 1887
    Shizuichi Tanaka, Japanese general (d. 1945)
  • 1888
    Charles Jordan, American magician (d. 1944)
  • 1890
    Stanley Holloway, British actor (d. 1982)
  • 1893
    Cliff Friend, American songwriter (d. 1974)
  • 1896
    Liaqat Ali Khan, Pakistani statesman (d. 1951)
  • 1896
    Ted Healy, American actor and comedian (d. 1937)
  • 1899
    Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
  • 1900
    Tom Goddard, English cricketer (d. 1966)
  • 1903
    Vladimir Horowitz, Ukrainian-born American pianist (d. 1989)
  • 1904
    A.K. Gopalan, Indian nationalist (d. 1977)
  • 1904
    Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born physicist (d. 1979)
  • 1907
    Ödön Pártos, Hungarian-born Israeli violist and composer (d. 1977)
  • 1908
    Herman David Koppel, composer and pianist (d. 1998)
  • 1909
    Maurice Bardèche, French fascist (d. 1998)
  • 1909
    Sam Yorty, American politician (d. 1998)
  • 1910
    Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (d. 1934)
  • 1910
    Fritz Köberle, Austrian-born physician (d. 1983)
  • 1910
    José Enrique Moyal, Australian mathematical physicist (d. 1998)
  • 1912
    Kathleen Ollerenshaw, British mathematician
  • 1913
    Hélio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (d. 2009)
  • 1913
    Harry Lookofsky, American jazz violinist (d. 1998)
  • 1914
    Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and Librarian of Congress (d. 2004)
  • 1915
    Jerome Bruner, American cognitive psychologist
  • 1917
    Cahal Daly, Irish Roman Catholic Archbishop (d. 2009)
  • 1920
    Walter Matthau, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1921
    James Whitmore, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1922
    Kim Ki-young, South Korean film director (d. 1998)
  • 1924
    Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1924
    Roger Williams, American piano player (d. 2011)
  • 1924
    William Rehnquist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 2005)
  • 1925
    Bob Boyd, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1927
    Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
  • 1927
    Sherman Glenn Finesilver, American federal judge (d. 2006)
  • 1927
    Tom Bosley, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    George Peppard, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1928
    Laurence Harvey, Lithuanian-born actor (d. 1973)
  • 1928
    Sivaji Ganesan, Indian Tamil actor (d. 2001)
  • 1928
    Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (d. 1969)
  • 1928
    Zhu Rongji, Chinese politician
  • 1929
    Bonnie Owens, country music singer
  • 1929
    Grady Chapman, doo wop singer
  • 1929
    Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league identity
  • 1930
    Frank Gardner, Australian racing driver (d. 2009)
  • 1930
    Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
  • 1930
    Philippe Noiret, French actor (d. 2006)
  • 1930
    Richard Harris, Irish actor, singer-songwriter, theatrical producer, film director and writer (d. 2002)
  • 1931
    Alan Wagner, American opera critic
  • 1931
    Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer
  • 1932
    Albert Collins, American guitarist (d. 1993)
  • 1934
    Geoff Stephens, British songwriter
  • 1935
    Julie Andrews, British actress and singer
  • 1935
    Petros Fyssoun, Greek actor
  • 1936
    Duncan Edwards, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1936
    Stella Stevens, American actress
  • 1939
    Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor
  • 1939
    George Archer, American golfer (d. 2005)
  • 1940
    Marc Savoy, American musician and instrument builder of the Cajun Accordion
  • 1942
    Herb Fame, American soul/pop singer (Peaches & Herb)
  • 1942
    Jean-Pierre Jabouille, French race car driver
  • 1942
    Robert Lelièvre, French singer, songwriter and guitar player
  • 1943
    Angèle Arsenault, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1943
    Jean-Jacques Annaud, French film director
  • 1943
    Jerry Martini, American saxophonist (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • 1945
    Donny Hathaway, American soul musician and composer (d. 1979)
  • 1945
    Ellen McIlwaine, American singer/songwriter
  • 1945
    Rod Carew, Panamanian-born baseball player
  • 1945
    Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)
  • 1946
    Dave Holland, British jazz bassist, composer and bandleader
  • 1946
    Tim O'Brien, American writer
  • 1947
    Aaron Ciechanover, Israeli biologist
  • 1947
    Adriano Tilgher, Italian politician
  • 1947
    Buzz Capra, American baseball player
  • 1947
    Dave Arneson, American game designer (d. 2009)
  • 1947
    Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue) (d. 2006)
  • 1947
    Martin Turner, British bassist/vocalist (Wishbone Ash)
  • 1947
    Stephen Collins, American actor
  • 1948
    Cub Koda, American singer (Brownsville Station) (d. 2000)
  • 1949
    André Rieu, Dutch violinist, conductor and composer
  • 1949
    Isaac Bonewits, American author (d. 2010)
  • 1950
    Elpida, Greek singer (Sokrati, Tora Zo)
  • 1950
    Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
  • 1950
    Mark Helias, American jazz double bass player and composer
  • 1950
    Randy Quaid, American actor
  • 1951
    Brian Greenway, Canadian musician (April Wine)
  • 1952
    Jacques Martin, Canadian ice hockey coach and executive
  • 1953
    Grete Waitz, Norwegian athlete (d. 2011)
  • 1953
    John Hegley, British performance poet, musician and songwriter
  • 1953
    Klaus Wowereit, German politician, Mayor of Berlin
  • 1953
    Pete Falcone, American baseball player
  • 1954
    Martin Strel, Slovenian swimmer
  • 1955
    Howard Hewett, American singer
  • 1955
    Jeff Reardon, American baseball player
  • 1955
    Morten Gunnar Larsen, Norwegian pianist, playing mainly classic ragtime and early jazz
  • 1956
    Theresa May, British politician
  • 1957
    Stelios Mainas, Greek actor
  • 1958
    Martin Cooper, British painter and musician
  • 1958
    Masato Nakamura, Japanese musician
  • 1959
    Brian P. Cleary, American Author
  • 1959
    Mark Aizlewood, Welsh footballer
  • 1959
    Youssou N'Dour, Senegalese singer
  • 1960
    Gerald Scheunemann, German footballer
  • 1961
    Corrie van Zyl, South African cricketer
  • 1961
    Gary Ablett, Australian rules footballer
  • 1961
    Rico Constantino, American professional wrestler
  • 1961
    Robert Rey, Brazilian plastic surgeon and television personality
  • 1962
    Esai Morales, American actor
  • 1962
    Paul Walsh, English footballer
  • 1963
    Jean-Denis Délétraz, Swiss race car driver
  • 1963
    Mark McGwire, American baseball player
  • 1964
    Christopher Titus, American actor and comedian
  • 1964
    Harry Hill, British comedian
  • 1964
    Jonathan Sarfati, Australian chess player, scientist, and author–
  • 1964
    Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer
  • 1965
    Andreas Keller, German field hockey player
  • 1965
    Chris Reason, Australian journalist
  • 1965
    Cindy Margolis, American model and spokesmodel
  • 1965
    Cliff Ronning, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1965
    Ted King, American actor
  • 1966
    Cuco Ziganda, Spanish footballer
  • 1966
    George Weah, Liberian politician and footballer
  • 1967
    Mike Pringle, American football player
  • 1967
    Scott Young, American ice hockey player
  • 1968
    Jay Underwood, American actor
  • 1968
    Jon Guenther, American author
  • 1968
    Kevin Griffin, American musician, singer, and songwriter Better Than Ezra
  • 1968
    Rob Collard, British racing driver
  • 1969
    Igor Ulanov, Russian hockey player
  • 1969
    Marcus Stephen, Nauruan politician
  • 1969
    Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
  • 1969
    Zach Galifianakis, American comedian and actor
  • 1970
    Alexei Zhamnov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1970
    Gam Wu-seong, South Korean actor
  • 1970
    Jung Joon-ho, South Korean actor and singer
  • 1970
    Simon Davey, Welsh football manager
  • 1971
    Andrew O'Keefe, Australian television personality
  • 1971
    Gigi Lai, Hong Kong actress
  • 1971
    Song Il Gook, Korean actor
  • 1972
    Esa Holopainen, Finnish guitarist (Amorphis)
  • 1972
    Jean Paulo Fernandes, Brazilian footballer
  • 1972
    Ronen Altman Kaydar, Israeli Author
  • 1973
    Christian Borle, American actor
  • 1973
    Jana Henke, German swimmer
  • 1973
    John Mackey (composer), American composer
  • 1973
    John Thomson, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Rachid Chékhémani, French runner
  • 1974
    Keith Duffy, Irish singer (Boyzone) and actor
  • 1974
    Mats Lindgren, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Sherri Saum, American actress
  • 1975
    Chulpan Khamatova, Russian actress
  • 1975
    Kim Suna, Korean actress
  • 1975
    Zoltán Sebescen, German footballer
  • 1976
    Ümit Karan, Turkish footballer
  • 1976
    Antonio Roybal, American painter and sculptor
  • 1976
    Denis Gauthier, Canadian hockey player
  • 1976
    Dora Venter, Hungarian pornographic film actress
  • 1976
    Kona Carmack, American model
  • 1977
    Jeffrey van Hooydonk, Belgian race car driver
  • 1978
    Leticia Cline, American model and TV personality
  • 1978
    Nicole Atkins, American singer-songwriter
  • 1979
    Gilberto Martínez, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1979
    Marko Stanojevic, English-born Italian rugby union footballer
  • 1979
    Rudi Johnson, American football player
  • 1979
    Ryan Pontbriand, American football player
  • 1980
    Antonio Narciso, Italian footballer
  • 1981
    Arnau Riera, Spanish footballer
  • 1981
    Júlio Baptista, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981
    Johnny Oduya, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Rupert Friend, British actor
  • 1981
    Tom Donnelly, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1982
    Aleksandar Đuričić, Serbian writer
  • 1982
    Haruna Babangida, Nigerian footballer
  • 1982
    Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish singer
  • 1983
    Mirko Vučinić, Montenegrin footballer
  • 1984
    Daniel Guillén, Spanish footballer
  • 1984
    Matt Cain, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Dizzee Rascal, English rapper
  • 1985
    Nazimuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1985
    Revazi Zintiridis, Greek judoka
  • 1985
    Ryo Miyamori, Japanese singer
  • 1985
    Tim Deasy, English footballer
  • 1986
    Jurnee Smollett, American actress
  • 1986
    Justin Westhoff, Australian rules footballer
  • 1986
    Matthew Gonzalez,American Figure Skater
  • 1986
    Ricardo Vaz Tê, Portuguese footballer
  • 1986
    Sayaka, Japanese singer
  • 1987
    Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1987
    Lionel Ainsworth, English footballer
  • 1988
    Cariba Heine, Australian actress
  • 1990
    Charlie McDonnell, English musician and YouTube personality
  • 1997
    Sam Verlinden, New Zealander singer and actor
  • 2003
    Charlotte Cleverley-Bisman, New Zealander quadruple amputee

Who Died On October 1?

  • 959
    King Edwy of England
  • 1040
    Alan III, Duke of Brittany (poisoned) (b. 997)
  • 1189
    Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar
  • 1310
    Beatrice of Burgundy, Lady of Bourbon (b. 1257)
  • 1404
    Pope Boniface IX (b. 1356)
  • 1499
    Marsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher (b. 1433)
  • 1500
    John Alcock, English Catholic bishop
  • 1567
    Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (b. 1508)
  • 1570
    Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)
  • 1574
    Marten Jacobszoon Heemskerk van Veen, Dutch painter (b. 1498)
  • 1578
    Don John of Austria, military leader (b. 1547)
  • 1588
    Blessed Edward James, Catholic martyr
  • 1602
    Hernando de Cabezón, Spanish composer (b. 1541)
  • 1609
    Gianmatteo Asola, Italian composer
  • 1684
    Pierre Corneille, French author (b. 1606)
  • 1693
    Pedro Abarca, Spanish theologian (b. 1619)
  • 1708
    John Blow, British composer (b. 1649)
  • 1768
    Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician (b. 1687)
  • 1837
    Robert Clark, American politician (b. 1777)
  • 1838
    Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (b. 1768)
  • 1864
    Rose Greenhow, American Confederate spy (b. 1817)
  • 1876
    James Lick, California land baron (b. 1796)
  • 1878
    Mindon Min, King of Burma (b. 1808)
  • 1885
    John Light Atlee, American physician and surgeon (b. 1799)
  • 1901
    Abdur Rahman Khan, Afghan amir
  • 1913
    Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1827)
  • 1919
    Princess Charlotte of Prussia (b. 1860)
  • 1929
    Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (b. 1861)
  • 1942
    Ants Piip, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1884)
  • 1955
    Charles Christie, American film studio owner (b. 1880)
  • 1958
    Robert Falk, Russian painter (b. 1886)
  • 1959
    Enrico De Nicola, 1st President of the Italian Republic (b. 1877)
  • 1970
    Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)
  • 1974
    Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (b. 1901)
  • 1975
    Al Jackson, Jr., American drummer (Booker T. & the M.G.'s) (b. 1935)
  • 1984
    Walter Alston, American baseball player and manager (b. 1911)
  • 1985
    E. B. White, American author (b. 1899)
  • 1986
    Archie League, generally considered the first air traffic controller (b. 1907)
  • 1988
    Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (b. 1897)
  • 1990
    Curtis LeMay, American Air Force general (b. 1906)
  • 1992
    Petra Kelly, German politician (b. 1947)
  • 1994
    Paul Lorenzen, German philosopher (b. 1915)
  • 1996
    Pat McGeown, Provisional Irish Republican Army member (b. 1956)
  • 1997
    Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (b. 1923)
  • 1998
    Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (b. 1928)
  • 1999
    Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and Child star (b. 1963)
  • 2000
    Reginald “Reggie” Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)
  • 2000
    Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2001
    Guy Beaulne, French-Canadian actor and theatre director (b. 1921)
  • 2001
    Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (b. 1919)
  • 2002
    Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (b. 1908)
  • 2004
    Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (b. 1946)
  • 2004
    Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2006
    André Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (b. 1952)
  • 2006
    Jerald Tanner, American religious activist (b. 1938)
  • 2007
    Al Oerter, American track and field athlete (b. 1936)
  • 2007
    Chris Mainwaring, Australian rules footballer (b. 1965)
  • 2007
    Harry Lee, Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (b. 1932)
  • 2007
    Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster, author and stage director (b. 1931)
  • 2007
    Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and theme song composer (b. 1928)
  • 2008
    John Biddle, American yachting cinematographer and lecturer (b. 1925)
  • 2008
    Nick Reynolds, American folk musician (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1933)
  • 2009
    Cintio Vitier, Cuban poet and essayist (b. 1921)
  • 2010
    Ian Buxton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1938)
  • 2011
    Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey and golf player (b. 1931)

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