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What happened on October 10? There are more than 316 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 10

October 10 In HistoryOctober 10 is the 283rd day of the year 2018. There are 82 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 41st week of the year 2018.

On this day in Kenosha, Wisconsin 53143 sunrise occured at 11:59 AM and sunset occured at 11:16 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 118 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 5, 2019).

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Historical Events For October 10

  • 19
    Roman general Germanicus suddenly dies in Antioch under mysterious circumstances. Roman historian Tactius records that Germanicus was poisoned by Syrian Governor Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso under orders from Roman Emperor Tiberius.
  • 680
    Battle of Karbala: Hussain bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, is decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I. This is commemorated by Muslims as Aashurah.
  • 732
    Battle of Tours: Near Poitiers, France, the leader of the Franks, Charles Martel and his men, defeat a large army of Moors, stopping the Muslims from spreading into Western Europe. The governor of Cordoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, is killed during the battle.
  • 1471
    Battle of Brunkeberg in Stockholm: Sten Sture the Elder, the Regent of Sweden, with the help of farmers and miners, repels an attack by Christian I, King of Denmark.
  • 1575
    Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeat the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
  • 1580
    After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 Irish and Papal soldiers and civilians at Dún an Óir, Ireland.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1631
    A Saxon army takes over Prague.
  • 1780
    The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000-30,000 in the Caribbean.
  • 1845
    In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
  • 1860
    The original cornerstone of the University of the South is laid in Sewanee, Tennessee.
  • 1868
    Carlos Céspedes issues the Grito de Yara from his plantation, La Demajagua, proclaiming Cuba’s independence
  • 1911
    The Kowloon-Canton Railway (split into MTR East Rail Line and Guangshen Railway now) commences service between Kowloon and Canton.
  • 1911
    The Wuchang Uprising leads to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.
  • 1913
    President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal.
  • 1920
    The Carinthian Plebiscite determines that the larger part of Carinthia should remain part of Austria.
  • 1928
    Chiang Kai-Shek becomes Chairman of the Republic of China.
  • 1933
    United Airlines Chesterton Crash: A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.
  • 1935
    A coup d'état by the royalist leadership of the Greek Armed Forces takes place in Athens. It overthrows the government of Panagis Tsaldaris and establishes a regency under Georgios Kondylis, effectively ending the Second Hellenic Republic.
  • 1938
    The Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany.
  • 1942
    The Soviet Union establishes diplomatic relations with Australia.
  • 1943
    Double Tenth Incident in Japanese controlled Singapore
  • 1944
    Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children are murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • 1945
    The Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang signed a principle agreement in Chongqing about the future of post-war China. Later, the pact is commonly referred to as the Double-Ten Agreement.
  • 1957
    The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world’s first major nuclear accident.
  • 1957
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
  • 1963
    France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
  • 1964
    The opening ceremony at The 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite.
  • 1967
    The Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than sixty nations, comes into force.
  • 1970
    Fiji becomes independent.
  • 1970
    In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
  • 1971
    Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
  • 1972
    The 1972 Chicago commuter rail crash, killing 48, occurs due to foggy conditions. The accident’s response pushes for changes in Chicago commuter rail, such as brightly colored ends on the cars.
  • 1973
    Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.
  • 1975
    Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.
  • 1980
    A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs in the Algerian town of El Asnam. 3.500 die and 300,000 are left homeless.
  • 1985
    United States Navy F-14 fighter jets intercept an Egyptian plane carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers and force it to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily where they are arrested.
  • 1986
    An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale strikes San Salvador, El Salvador, killing an estimated 1,500 people.
  • 1997
    An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74.
  • 1998
    A Lignes Aériennes Congolaises Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 41 people.
  • 2006
    The Greek city of Volos floods in one of the prefecture’s worst recorded floods.
  • 2008
    The 10 October 2008 Orakzai bombing kills 110 and injures 200 more.
  • 2009
    Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.
  • 2010
    The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved as a country.

Who Were Born On October 10?

  • 1344
    Mary Plantagenet, English princess (d. 1362)
  • 1567
    Infanta Caterina Micaela of Spain (d. 1597)
  • 1678
    John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, Scottish soldier (d. 1743)
  • 1684
    Antoine Watteau, French painter (d. 1721)
  • 1700
    Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (d. 1759)
  • 1731
    Henry Cavendish, British scientist (d. 1810)
  • 1780
    John Abercrombie, Scottish physician (d. 1844)
  • 1794
    William Whiting Boardman, American politician (d. 1871)
  • 1813
    Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (d. 1901)
  • 1819
    Heinrich Joseph Dominicus Denzinger, German theologian (d. 1883)
  • 1825
    Paul Kruger, President of the Transvaal Republic (d. 1904)
  • 1828
    Samuel J. Randall, 33rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1890)
  • 1830
    Queen Isabella II of Spain (d. 1904)
  • 1834
    Aleksis Kivi, Finnish author (d. 1872)
  • 1837
    Robert Gould Shaw, American Army officer (d. 1863)
  • 1861
    Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer, Nobel laureate (d. 1930)
  • 1863
    Helen Dunbar, American actress (d. 1933)
  • 1863
    Louis Cyr, French Canadian strongman (d. 1912)
  • 1864
    T. Frank Appleby, United States Congressman from New Jersey (d. 1924)
  • 1870
    Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin, Russian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1953)
  • 1870
    Louise Mack, Australian writer (d. 1935)
  • 1884
    Ida Wüst, German actress (d. 1958)
  • 1885
    Walter Anderson, German folklorist (d. 1962)
  • 1889
    Han van Meegeren, Dutch painter, portraitist and art forger (d. 1947)
  • 1895
    Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (d. 1935)
  • 1895
    Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1898
    Lilly Daché, French-born milliner (d. 1989)
  • 1900
    Helen Hayes, American actress (d. 1993)
  • 1901
    Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor (d. 1966)
  • 1903
    Bei Shizhang, Chinese biologist and educator (d. 2009)
  • 1903
    Prince Charles of Belgium, Prince Regent of Belgium (d. 1983)
  • 1903
    Vernon Duke, American composer and songwriter (d. 1969)
  • 1906
    Paul Creston, American composer (d. 1985)
  • 1906
    R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (d. 2001)
  • 1908
    Johnny Green, American songwriter, arranger and conductor (d. 1989)
  • 1908
    Mercè Rodoreda, Catalan novelist (d. 1983)
  • 1909
    Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director (d. 2010)
  • 1910
    Julius Shulman, American architectural photographer (d. 2009)
  • 1911
    Clare Hollingworth, British journalist
  • 1913
    Claude Simon, French writer, Nobel laureate (d. 2005)
  • 1914
    Ivory Joe Hunter, American R&B singer (d. 1974)
  • 1914
    Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1915
    Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1999)
  • 1917
    Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist (d. 1982)
  • 1919
    Willard Estey, Canadian justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (d. 2002)
  • 1923
    Louis Gottlieb, bassist and lofty comic spokesman for The Limeliters (d. 1996)
  • 1923
    Murray Walker, British motorsport commentator
  • 1923
    Nicholas Parsons, English actor
  • 1924
    Edward D. Wood, Jr., American filmmaker (d. 1978)
  • 1924
    James Clavell, Australian author (d. 1994)
  • 1924
    Ludmilla Tchérina, French ballet dancer and actress (d. 2004)
  • 1925
    The Great Antonio, Croatian-Canadian strongman (d. 2001)
  • 1926
    Oscar Brown Jr, American singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist, and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1926
    Richard Jaeckel, American actor (d. 1997)
  • 1927
    Dana Elcar, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1927
    Thomas Wilson (composer), Scottish composer of classical music (d. 2001)
  • 1928
    Sheila F. Walsh, English novelist (d. 2009)
  • 1929
    Herb Levinson, American actor
  • 1930
    Eugenio Castellotti, Italian race car driver (d. 1957)
  • 1930
    Harold Pinter, English playwright, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • 1930
    Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970)
  • 1930
    Yves Chauvin, French chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1932
    Harry Smith, English footballer
  • 1933
    Jay Sebring, American hair stylist and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • 1935
    Abu Jihad, Founder of the Palestinian group Fatah (d. 1988)
  • 1935
    André Bureau, French Canadian communications executive
  • 1936
    Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.
  • 1938
    Moriyama Daido, Japanese photographer
  • 1939
    Joseph Pitts, American politician
  • 1940
    Winston Spencer-Churchill, British politician (d. 2010)
  • 1941
    Peter Coyote, American actor
  • 1942
    Radu Vasile, Romanian Prime Minister
  • 1943
    Frederick Barthelme, American author
  • 1946
    Ben Vereen, American actor
  • 1946
    Charles Dance, English actor
  • 1946
    Chris Tarrant, English TV presenter
  • 1946
    John Prine, American singer
  • 1946
    Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1946
    Mildred Grieveson (aka: Anne Mather, Caroline Fleming, Cardine Fleming), English writer
  • 1946
    Naoto Kan, Japanese politician
  • 1946
    Peter Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1947
    Gary Beach, American actor
  • 1948
    Ed Volker, American musician
  • 1948
    Séverine, French singer
  • 1949
    Ioannis Glavakis, Greek politician
  • 1950
    Nora Roberts, American novelist
  • 1951
    Epeli Ganilau, Fijian statesman
  • 1953
    Gus Williams, American basketball player
  • 1953
    Midge Ure, Scottish musician
  • 1954
    David Lee Roth, American singer (Van Halen)
  • 1954
    Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian musician
  • 1954
    Patric Zimmerman, American voice actor
  • 1954
    Rekha, Bollywood actress
  • 1956
    Amanda Burton, Northern Irish actress
  • 1956
    Mark Gordon, American film producer
  • 1957
    Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese artist
  • 1958
    Tanya Tucker, American singer
  • 1959
    Bradley Whitford, American actor
  • 1959
    Julia Sweeney, American actress, comedian, and author
  • 1959
    Kirsty MacColl, English singer (d. 2000)
  • 1960
    Eric Martin, American singer (Mr. Big)
  • 1960
    Ron Flockhart, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1960
    Simon Townshend, British rock guitarist
  • 1961
    Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner
  • 1961
    Jodi Benson, American voice actress
  • 1961
    Martin Kemp, British musician (Spandau Ballet) and actor
  • 1963
    Anita Mui, Hong Kong singer (d. 2003)
  • 1963
    Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer
  • 1963
    Vegard Ulvang, Norwegian cross-country skier.
  • 1964
    Crystal Waters, U.S. singer
  • 1964
    Daniel Pearl, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1964
    Quinton Flynn, American voice actor
  • 1964
    Sarah Lancashire, English actress
  • 1965
    Chris Penn, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1965
    Rebecca Pidgeon, American actress
  • 1965
    Toshi, Japanese singer (X Japan)
  • 1966
    Bai Ling, Chinese American actress
  • 1966
    Derrick McKey, American basketball player
  • 1966
    Tony Adams, English footballer
  • 1967
    Gavin Newsom, American politician
  • 1967
    Jonathan Littell, French-American writer
  • 1967
    Mike Malinin, American drummer (Goo Goo Dolls)
  • 1968
    Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker
  • 1968
    DJ Skribble, American DJ, producer, remixer, radio personality and actor
  • 1968
    Marinos Ouzounidis, Greek footballer and football manager
  • 1969
    Brett Favre, American football player
  • 1969
    Dilsa Demirbag Sten, Swedish author and journalist
  • 1969
    Francis Escudero, Filipino senator
  • 1969
    Shawn “Thunderbird” Jamison, American basketball coach and ex Harlem Globetrotter
  • 1969
    Wendi McLendon-Covey, American actress
  • 1970
    Corinna May, German singer
  • 1970
    Dean Kiely, Irish footballer
  • 1970
    Matthew Pinsent, English rower
  • 1970
    Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete
  • 1970
    Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger
  • 1971
    Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist
  • 1971
    Ian Bennett, English footballer
  • 1972
    Alexei Zhitnik, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1972
    Dean Roland, American guitarist (Collective Soul)
  • 1972
    Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter
  • 1972
    Russell Hantz, American Survivor Contestant
  • 1973
    Mario López, American actor
  • 1973
    Semmy Schilt, Dutch kickboxer
  • 1973
    Zach Thornton, American soccer player
  • 1974
    Assi Cohen, Israeli comedian and actor
  • 1974
    Chris Pronger, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Dale Earnhardt Jr, American racecar driver
  • 1974
    Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentinian footballer
  • 1975
    Azlan McLennan, Australian artist
  • 1975
    Ihsahn, Norwegian Musician (Emperor band)
  • 1975
    Plácido Polanco, Dominican baseball player
  • 1975
    Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer
  • 1976
    Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-born skateboarder
  • 1976
    Pat Burrell, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Shane Doan, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, American actress
  • 1978
    Scott Dobie, Scottish footballer
  • 1979
    Ahn Chil Hyun (Kangta), lead singer of the former South Korean group H.O.T.
  • 1979
    Joel Przybilla, American basketball player
  • 1979
    Mya Harrison, American singer
  • 1979
    Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player
  • 1979
    Wu Chun, Brunei born Taiwanese actor and singer
  • 1980
    Blaž Emeršič, Slovenian ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Casey FitzSimmons, American football player
  • 1980
    Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1980
    Sherine, Egyptian singer
  • 1980
    Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)
  • 1981
    Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer
  • 1981
    Michael Oliver, American actor
  • 1981
    Una Healy, Irish singer (The Saturdays)
  • 1982
    Amon Buchanan, Australian rules footballer
  • 1982
    Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver
  • 1982
    Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi footballer
  • 1983
    Nikos Spyropoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1983
    Tolga Zengin, Turkish football player
  • 1983
    Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1984
    Chiaki Kuriyama, Japanese actress
  • 1984
    Paul Posluszny, American football player
  • 1984
    Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer
  • 1984
    Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Dominique Cornu, Belgian professional cyclist
  • 1985
    Marina Diamandis, Welsh singer/songwriter
  • 1986
    Ezequiel Garay, Argentine footballer
  • 1986
    Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player
  • 1987
    Colin Slade, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1987
    Ryan Mathews, American football player
  • 1988
    Ideye Aide Brown, Nigerian footballer
  • 1989
    Aimee Teegarden, American actress
  • 1991
    Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer
  • 1991
    Manuel Giandonato, Italian footballer
  • 1991
    Mariana Espósito, Argentine actress, singer and model
  • 1991
    Xherdan Shaqiri, Swiss footballer
  • 1993
    Jayden Stockley, English footballer

Who Died On October 10?

  • 19
    Germanicus, Roman general (b. 15 BC)
  • 680
    Husayn ibn Ali, Shi'a Imam, Muhammad’s grandson (b. 626)
  • 732
    Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Moorish Governor of Andalusia
  • 1359
    King Hugh IV of Cyprus (b. 1295)
  • 1459
    Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italian humanist and classicist (b. 1380)
  • 1659
    Abel Tasman, Dutch explorer (b. 1603)
  • 1674
    Thomas Traherne, English poet
  • 1691
    Isaac de Benserade, French poet (b. 1613)
  • 1708
    David Gregory, Scottish mathematician (b. 1659)
  • 1714
    Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (b. 1646)
  • 1720
    Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (b. 1640)
  • 1723
    William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1665)
  • 1725
    Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, Governor-General of New France (b. 1643)
  • 1747
    John Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1674)
  • 1759
    Granville Elliott, British military officer (b. 1713)
  • 1765
    Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1688)
  • 1795
    Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (b. 1714)
  • 1806
    Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, German prince (b. 1772)
  • 1827
    Ugo Foscolo, Italian writer (b. 1778)
  • 1837
    Charles Fourier, French philosopher (b. 1772)
  • 1857
    George Washington Parke Custis, American orator and playwright (b. 1781)
  • 1872
    William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State (b. 1801)
  • 1875
    Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (b. 1817)
  • 1876
    Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (b. 1814)
  • 1893
    Lip Pike, American baseball player (b. 1845)
  • 1901
    Lorenzo Snow, fifth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1814)
  • 1911
    Jack Daniel, American Distiller and the founder of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey distillery (b. 1846 or 1850)
  • 1913
    Adolphus Busch, American brewer (Anheuser-Busch) (b. 1839)
  • 1913
    Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1848)
  • 1914
    King Carol I of Romania (b. 1839)
  • 1922
    Andreas Karkavitsas, Greek writer (b. 1866)
  • 1927
    Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (b. 1874)
  • 1930
    Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)
  • 1940
    Berton Churchill, Canadian actor (b. 1876)
  • 1948
    Ted Horn, American race car driver (b. 1910)
  • 1953
    Erima Harvey Northcroft, New Zealand judge (b. 1884)
  • 1957
    Karl Genzken, Nazi physician (b. 1885)
  • 1962
    Stancho Belkovski, Bulgarian architect and lecturer (b. 1891)
  • 1963
    Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer (b. 1893)
  • 1964
    Eddie Cantor, American singer and vaudeville performer (b. 1892)
  • 1964
    Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (b. 1888)
  • 1970
    Édouard Daladier, French politician (b. 1884)
  • 1971
    John Cawte Beaglehole, New Zealand historian (b. 1901)
  • 1973
    Ludwig von Mises, Austrian economist (b.1881)
  • 1976
    Silvana Armenulic, Yugoslavian folk singer (b. 1939)
  • 1977
    Angelo Muscat, Maltese actor (b. 1930)
  • 1978
    Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (b. 1914)
  • 1978
    Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (b. 1910)
  • 1979
    Christopher Evans, British psychologist and computer scientist (b. 1931)
  • 1979
    Paul Paray, French conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1982
    Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908)
  • 1983
    Ralph Richardson, English actor (b. 1902)
  • 1985
    Orson Welles, American director and actor (b. 1915)
  • 1985
    Yul Brynner, Russian-born actor (b. 1920)
  • 1986
    Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (b. 1899)
  • 1990
    Nikolaos Pavlopoulos, Greek sculptor and writer (b. 1909)
  • 1990
    Tom Murton, American penologist (b. 1928)
  • 1991
    Mickey Hirschl, Austrian wrestler (b. 1906)
  • 1998
    Clark Clifford, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906)
  • 1998
    Tommy Quaid, Irish hurler (b. 1957)
  • 2000
    Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1916)
  • 2001
    Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (b. 1911)
  • 2001
    Vasily Mishin, Soviet rocket designer (b. 1917)
  • 2002
    Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
  • 2003
    Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
  • 2004
    Arthur H. Robinson, American cartographer (b. 1915)
  • 2004
    Christopher Reeve, American actor (b. 1952)
  • 2004
    Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (b. 1963)
  • 2004
    Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer (b. 1932)
  • 2005
    Milton Obote, President of Uganda (b. 1925)
  • 2005
    Wayne Booth, American literary critic (b. 1921)
  • 2006
    Ian Scott, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • 2006
    Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (b. 1932)
  • 2007
    Mehmed Uzun, contemporary Kurdish writer and novelist (b. 1953)
  • 2008
    Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (b. 1947)
  • 2009
    Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone) (b. 1976)
  • 2010
    Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (b. 1926)
  • 2010
    Solomon Burke, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2011
    Jagjit Singh, Indian Musician, Ghazal Maestro, Padma Bhusan awardee (b. 1941)


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