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2015 was designated as:

  • International Year of Light
  • International Year of Soils[1]


Events[]

January[]

  • January 1
    • The Eurasian Economic Union comes into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
    • Lithuania officially adopts the euro as its currency, replacing the litas, and becomes the nineteenth Eurozone country.[2]
  • January 37 – A series of massacres in Baga, Nigeria and surrounding villages by Boko Haram kills more than 2,000 people.[3][4][5][6]
  • January 7 – Two gunmen belonging to Al-Qaeda's Yemen branch kill 12 people and injure 11 more at the Paris headquarters of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, prompting an anti-terrorism demonstration attended by over a million people and more than 40 world leaders.[7][8]
  • January 12Government raids kill 143 Boko Haram fighters in Kolofata, Cameroon.
  • January 15 – The Swiss National Bank abandons the cap on the franc's value relative to the euro, causing turmoil in international financial markets.[9][10]
  • January 22 – After Houthi forces seize the presidential palace, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi resigns after months of unrest.[11]
  • January 27January 2015 North American Blizzard, a powerful nor'easter that affected Canada and the Central and Eastern United States, and eventually, parts of Southern Greenland and Western Europe.

February[]

  • February 12
    • Leaders from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France reach an agreement on the conflict in eastern Ukraine that includes a ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons. However, several days later, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels claim that, within its first day, the ceasefire was broken 139 times, as both sides failed to withdraw their heavy weapons and fighting had continued.[12][13]
    • The United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 2199 to combat terrorism.[14]
  • February 16 – The Egyptian military begins conducting airstrikes against a branch of the Islamic militant group ISIL in Libya in retaliation for the group's beheading of over a dozen Egyptian Christians.[15]

March[]

  • March 58 – The ancient city sites of Nimrud, Hatra and Dur-Sharrukin in Iraq are demolished by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.[16][17][18]
  • March 6NASA's Dawn probe enters orbit around Ceres, becoming the first spacecraft to visit a dwarf planet.[19][20]
  • March 12 – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant becomes allies with fellow jihadist group Boko Haram, effectively annexing the group.[21]
  • March 24 – An Airbus A320-211 operated by Germanwings crashes in the French Alps, killing all 150 on board.[22]
  • March 25 – A Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Arab countries starts a military intervention in Yemen in order to uphold the Yemeni government in its fight against the Houthis' southern offensive.[23][24]

April[]

  • April 2 – 148 people are killed, the majority students, in a mass shooting at the Garissa University College in Kenya, perpetrated by the militant terrorist organization Al-Shabaab.[25]
  • April 25A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Nepal and causes 8,857 deaths[26][27] in Nepal, 130 in India,[28] 27 in China[29] and 4 in Bangladesh[30] with a total of 9,018 deaths.
  • April 29 – The World Health Organization (WHO) declares that rubella has been eradicated from the Americas.[31]

May[]

  • May 1October 31Expo 2015 is held in Milan, Italy.[32]
  • May 1112Version O of Les Femmes d'Alger by Pablo Picasso sells for US$179.3 million at Christie's auction in New York, while the sculpture L'Homme au doigt by Alberto Giacometti sells for US$141.3 million, setting a new world record for a painting and for a sculpture, respectively.[33][34]
  • May 12 – A second major earthquake in Nepal, measuring 7.3 on the moment magnitude scale, results in 153 deaths in Nepal,[35] 62 in India,[36] 1 in China[37] and 2 in Bangladesh[37] with a total of 218 deaths.
  • May 20 – The two constituent republics of Novorossiya, the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic, announce the suspension of the Novorossiya project, returning to separate (though internationally unrecognised) states.
  • May 21 – ISIS captures ancient city of Palmyra in Syria.
  • May 23Ireland votes to legalize same-sex marriage, becoming the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.[38]

June[]

  • June 2FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his intention to resign amidst an FBI-led corruption investigation, and calls for an extraordinary congress to elect a new president as soon as possible.[39]
  • June 6 – The governments of India and Bangladesh officially ratify their 1974 agreement to exchange enclaves along their border.[40]
  • June 2526ISIL claim responsibility for three attacks around the world during Ramadan:
    • Kobanî massacre: ISIL fighters detonate three car bombs, enter Kobanî, Syria, and open fire at civilians, killing more than 220.[41]
    • Sousse attacks: 22-year-old Seifeddine Rezgui opens fire at a tourist resort at Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia, killing 38 people.[42]
    • Kuwait mosque bombing: A suicide bomber attacks the Shia Mosque Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq at Kuwait City, Kuwait, killing 27 people and injuring 227 others.[43]
  • June 30Cuba becomes the first country in the world to eradicate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.[44]

July[]

  • July 1Greek government-debt crisis: Greece becomes the first advanced economy to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund in the 71-year history of the IMF.[45]
  • July 5-13Greek government-debt crisis: After six months of clashes and futile negotiations between Greece's newly elected, leftist government and the country's creditors, over the austerity measures imposed through bailout programmes, tension peaks as Greece votes in a referendum to reject the terms offered in a third programme;[46] however the government eventually proceeds to concur to harsher terms than those offered before, in what was widely characterized as a coup on the creditors' part.[47]
  • July 14
    • NASA's New Horizons spacecraft performs a close flyby of Pluto, becoming the first spacecraft in history to visit the distant world.[48]
    • Iran agrees to long-term limits of its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.[49]
  • July 20Cuba and the United States reestablish full diplomatic relations, ending a 54-year stretch of hostility between the nations.[50]
  • July 24Turkey begins a series of airstrikes against PKK and ISIL targets after the 2015 Suruç bombing.[51]

August[]

  • August 5 – Debris found on Réunion Island is confirmed to be that of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, missing since March 2014.[52]
  • August 17 – A bombing takes place inside the Erawan Shrine at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand, killing 20 people and injuring 125.[53]

September[]

  • September 10 – Scientists announce the discovery of Homo naledi, a previously unknown species of early human in South Africa.[54]
  • September 14First observation of gravitational waves: Gravitational waves are detected for the first time, by LIGO. This is not announced until February 11, 2016.[55]
  • September 18 – Automaker Volkswagen is alleged to have been involved in worldwide rigging of diesel emissions tests, affecting an estimated 11 million vehicles globally.[56][57]
  • September 24 – A stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca kills at least 2,200 people and injures more than 900 others, with more than 650 missing.[58]
  • September 28NASA announces that liquid water has been found on Mars.[59]
  • September 30 – Russia begins air strikes against ISIL and anti-government forces in Syria–in support of the Syrian government.[60]

October[]

  • October 3 – A United States airstrike on a Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Afghanistan accidentally kills an estimated 20 people.[61]
  • October 10 – A series of suicide bombings kills at least 100 people at a peace rally in Ankara, Turkey, and injures more than 400 others.[62]
  • October 23Hurricane Patricia becomes the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere and the second strongest worldwide, with winds of 215 mph and a pressure of 872 mbar.[63]
  • October 26 – A magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes the Hindu Kush region and causes 398 deaths,[64] with 279 in Pakistan, 115 in Afghanistan and 4 in India.
  • October 31Kogalymavia Flight 9268, an Airbus A321 airliner en route to Saint Petersburg from Sharm el-Sheikh, crashes near Al-Hasana in Sinai, killing all 217 passengers and 7 crew members on board.[65]

November[]

  • November 7 – Chinese and Taiwanese presidents, Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou, formally meet for the first time.[66]
  • November 12 - Two suicide bombers detonated explosives in Bourj el-Barajneh, Beirut, killing 43 people and injuring over 200 others.
  • November 13Multiple terrorist attacks claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Paris, France, result in 130 fatalities.[67]
  • November 24Syrian Civil War: Turkey shoots down a Russian fighter jet in the first case of a NATO member destroying a Russian aircraft since the 1950s.[68]
  • November 30 – The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) is held in Paris, attended by leaders from 147 nations.[69]

December[]

  • December 12 – A global climate change pact is agreed at the COP 21 summit, committing all countries to reduce carbon emissions for the first time.[70]
  • December 15 – The Islamic Military Alliance is formed in order to fight terrorism.[71]
  • December 22SpaceX lands a Falcon 9 rocket, the first reusable rocket to successfully enter orbital space and return.[72]

Births[]

  • May 2Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
  • June 15Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland

Deaths[]

Deaths
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January[]

Mario Cuomo

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Zhelyu Zhelev

Richard von Weizsäcker

  • January 1
    • Ulrich Beck, German sociologist (b. 1944)
    • Mario Cuomo, American politician (b. 1932)
    • Omar Karami, 58th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1934)
    • Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1950)
    • Donna Douglas, American actress (b. 1932)
  • January 3Edward Brooke, American politician (b. 1919)
  • January 4Pino Daniele, Italian singer, songwriter, and guitarist (b. 1955)
  • January 5Jean-Pierre Beltoise, French race car driver (b. 1937)
  • January 6Vlastimil Bubník, Czech ice hockey player and footballer (b. 1931)
  • January 7
    • Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer and film director (b. 1926)
    • Rod Taylor, Australian actor (b. 1930)
  • January 8Andraé Crouch, American singer, songwriter, and pastor (b. 1942)
  • January 9Józef Oleksy, 7th Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1946)
  • January 10
    • Taylor Negron, American actor (b. 1957)
    • Francesco Rosi, Italian film director (b. 1922)
  • January 11
    • Jenő Buzánszky, Hungarian footballer (b. 1925)
    • Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (b. 1931)
  • January 12Elena Obraztsova, Russian opera singer (b. 1939)
  • January 17Faten Hamama, Egyptian actress (b. 1931)
  • January 20
    • Edgar Froese, German musician (b. 1944)
    • Hitoshi Saito, Japanese judoka (b. 1961)
  • January 21Leon Brittan, British politician (b. 1939)
  • January 23 – King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (b. 1924)
  • January 24Otto Carius, German WWII tank commander (b. 1922)
  • January 25Demis Roussos, Greek singer (b. 1946)
  • January 27Charles Hard Townes, American Nobel physicist (b. 1915)
  • January 28Yves Chauvin, French Nobel chemist (b. 1930)
  • January 29Colleen McCullough, Australian writer (b. 1937)
  • January 30
    • Carl Djerassi, American chemist (b. 1923)
    • Geraldine McEwan, British actress (b. 1932)
    • Zhelyu Zhelev, 1st President of Bulgaria (b. 1935)
  • January 31
    • Lizabeth Scott, American actress (b. 1922)
    • Richard von Weizsäcker, President of Germany (b. 1920)

February[]

Aldo Ciccolini

André Brink

Clark Terry

Leonard Nimoy

  • February 1
    • Aldo Ciccolini, Italian-born French pianist (b. 1925)
    • Udo Lattek, German footballer and coach (b. 1935)
  • February 3Martin Gilbert, English historian (b. 1936)
  • February 5
    • Henri Coppens, Belgian footballer and coach (b. 1930)
    • Val Logsdon Fitch, American Nobel physicist (b. 1923)
  • February 6
    • André Brink, South African writer (b. 1935)
    • Assia Djebar, Algerian writer (b. 1936)
  • February 7Marshall Rosenberg, American psychologist and writer (b. 1934)
  • February 10Karl Josef Becker, German cardinal (b. 1928)
  • February 12Movita Castaneda, American actress (b. 1916)
  • February 14
    • Michele Ferrero, Italian businessman (b. 1925)
    • Louis Jourdan, French actor (b. 1921)
    • Franjo Mihalić, Croatian-Serbian athlete and coach (b. 1920)
    • Wim Ruska, Dutch wrestler and martial artist (b. 1940)
  • February 16
    • Lesley Gore, American singer (b. 1946)
    • Lorena Rojas, Mexican actress (b. 1971)
  • February 18Claude Criquielion, Belgian road bicycle racer (b. 1957)
  • February 21
    • Aleksei Gubarev, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1931)
    • Clark Terry, American jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist (b. 1920)
  • February 24Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakh politician and businessman (b. 1962)
  • February 27
  • February 28
    • Yaşar Kemal, Turkish author (b. 1923)
    • Anthony Mason, American basketball player (b. 1966)

March[]

Sam Simon

Terry Pratchett

Malcolm Fraser

Lee Kuan Yew

  • March 1
    • Joshua Fishman, American linguist (b. 1926)
    • Wolfram Wuttke, German footballer (b. 1961)
  • March 2Dave Mackay, Scottish footballer and coach (b. 1934)
  • March 5Edward Egan, American cardinal (b. 1932)
  • March 7Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Japanese manga artist (b. 1935)
  • March 8Sam Simon, American producer and philanthropist (b. 1955)
  • March 9
    • Camille Muffat, French swimmer (b. 1989)
    • Frei Otto, German architect (b. 1925)
    • Alexis Vastine, French boxer (b. 1986)
  • March 11Walter Burkert, German academic and writer (b. 1931)
  • March 12
    • Michael Graves, American architect (b. 1934)
    • Terry Pratchett, English writer (b. 1948)
  • March 13Daevid Allen, Australian musician (b. 1938)
  • March 14Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer (b. 1937)
  • March 15
    • Mike Porcaro, American bass guitarist (b. 1955)
    • Xu Caihou, Chinese army general (b. 1943)
  • March 16Andy Fraser, English songwriter and bass guitarist (b. 1952)
  • March 19Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
  • March 20Malcolm Fraser, 22nd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1930)
  • March 21
    • Hans Erni, Swiss artist (b. 1909)
    • Jørgen Ingmann, Danish musician (b. 1925)
    • Alberta Watson, Canadian actress (b. 1955)
  • March 23Lee Kuan Yew, 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1923)
  • March 26
    • Dinkha IV, Iraqi patriarch (b. 1935)
    • Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish Nobel poet and translator (b. 1931)
  • March 27Olga Syahputra, Indonesian actor and singer (b. 1983)
  • March 29Miroslav Ondříček, Czech cinematographer (b. 1934)
  • March 30Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Dutch astronomer (b. 1921)

April[]

Günter Grass

Percy Sledge

Verne Gagne

  • April 2Manoel de Oliveira, Portuguese film director and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • April 4Klaus Rifbjerg, Danish author (b. 1931)
  • April 6James Best, American actor (b. 1926)
  • April 7Geoffrey Lewis, American actor (b. 1935)
  • April 8Jean-Claude Turcotte, Canadian cardinal (b. 1936)
  • April 10Rose Francine Rogombé, Gabonese lawyer and politician (b. 1942)
  • April 13
    • Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan writer (b. 1940)
    • Günter Grass, German Nobel writer (b. 1927)
    • Thelma Coyne Long, Australian tennis player (b. 1918)
  • April 14
    • Percy Sledge, American singer (b. 1940)
    • Roberto Tucci, Italian cardinal (b. 1921)
  • April 15Surya Bahadur Thapa, 24th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1928)
  • April 16Stanislav Gross, 5th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (b. 1969)
  • April 17Francis George, American cardinal (b. 1937)
  • April 24Władysław Bartoszewski, Polish politician and resistance fighter (b. 1922)
  • April 26Izatullo Khayoyev, 6th Prime Minister of Tajikistan (b. 1936)
  • April 27
    • Verne Gagne, American professional wrestler (b. 1926)
    • Andrew Lesnie, Australian cinematographer (b. 1956)
  • April 29Giovanni Canestri, Italian cardinal (b. 1918)
  • April 30
    • Ben E. King, American singer (b. 1938)
    • Patachou, French singer and actress (b. 1918)

May[]

Maya Plisetskaya

B.B. King

John Forbes Nash, Jr.

  • May 1
    • Geoff Duke, British motorcycle racer (b. 1923)
    • Grace Lee Whitney, American actress and singer (b. 1930)
  • May 2
    • Maya Plisetskaya, Soviet Union-born Lithuanian and Spanish ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet director, and actress (b. 1925)
    • Ruth Rendell, British author (b. 1930)
  • May 9Kenan Evren, Turkish military officer, 7th President of Turkey (b. 1917)
  • May 10Chris Burden, American artist (b. 1946)
  • May 12Peter Gay, American psychohistorian (b. 1923)
  • May 14B.B. King, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
  • May 15Renzo Zorzi, Italian racing driver (b. 1946)
  • May 18
    • Halldór Ásgrímsson, Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1947)
    • Raymond Gosling, British scientist (b. 1926)
  • May 19Gerald Götting, German politician (b. 1923)
  • May 21Annarita Sidoti, Italian race walker (b. 1969)
  • May 23
    • Anne Meara, American actress and comedian (b. 1929)
    • John Forbes Nash Jr., American Nobel mathematician (b. 1928)
  • May 24Tanith Lee, British writer (b. 1947)
  • May 25Mary Ellen Mark, American photographer (b. 1940)
  • May 26Vicente Aranda, Spanish film director (b. 1926)
  • May 27Nils Christie, Norwegian criminologist (b. 1928)
  • May 29
    • Henry Carr, American sprinter (b. 1941)
    • Doris Hart, American tennis player (b. 1925)
    • Betsy Palmer, American actress (b. 1926)
  • May 30Beau Biden, American politician (b. 1969) Template:Importance inline

June[]

Nicholas Liverpool

Christopher Lee

Süleyman Demirel

Yevgeny Primakov

  • June 1
    • Charles Kennedy, British politician (b. 1959)
    • Nicholas Liverpool, Dominican politician, sixth President of Dominica (b. 1934)
  • June 2Irwin Rose, American Nobel biochemist (b. 1926)
  • June 4Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer (b. 1918)
  • June 5Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician (b. 1936)
  • June 6
    • Pierre Brice, French actor (b. 1929)
    • Vincent Bugliosi, American lawyer and author (b. 1934)
  • June 7Christopher Lee, English actor (b. 1922)
  • June 9James Last, German composer and big band leader (b. 1929)
  • June 11
    • Ornette Coleman, American free jazz saxophonist (b. 1930)
    • Ron Moody, British actor (b. 1924)
    • Dusty Rhodes, American professional wrestler (b. 1945)
  • June 14
    • Qiao Shi, Chinese politician (b. 1924)
    • Zito, Brazilian footballer (b. 1932)
  • June 15
    • Jeanna Friske, Russian singer, model, and actress (b. 1974)
    • Kirk Kerkorian, American businessman (b. 1917)
  • June 16Charles Correa, Indian architect (b. 1930)
  • June 17
    • Ron Clarke, Australian runner (b. 1937)
    • Süleyman Demirel, Turkish politician, ninth President of Turkey (b. 1924)
    • Roberto M. Levingston, Argentine general and politician, 36th President of Argentina (b. 1920)
  • June 20Esther Brand, South African athlete (b. 1922)
  • June 21
    • Veijo Meri, Finnish writer (b. 1928)
    • Gunther Schuller, American composer, conductor, historian, and jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • June 22
  • June 23
    • Magali Noël, French actress and singer (b. 1931)
    • Dick Van Patten, American actor (b. 1928)
  • June 25
    • Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia (b. 1940)
    • Patrick Macnee, English actor (b. 1922)
  • June 26Yevgeny Primakov, Russian politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Russia from 1998 to 1999 (b. 1929)
  • June 27Chris Squire, English bass guitarist (b. 1948)
  • June 29
    • Josef Masopust, Czech football player and coach (b. 1931)
    • Charles Pasqua, French politician (b. 1927)

July[]

Omar Sharif

Satoru Iwata

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

  • July 1
    • Sergio Sollima, Italian film director (b. 1921)
    • Nicholas Winton, British humanitarian (b. 1909)
  • July 5Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American Nobel physicist (b. 1921)
  • July 10
    • Roger Rees, Welsh-American actor (b. 1944)
    • Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor (b. 1932)
    • Jon Vickers, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
  • July 11
    • Giacomo Biffi, Italian cardinal (b. 1928)
    • Patricia Crone, Danish scholar (b. 1945)
    • Satoru Iwata, Japanese businessman and video game programmer (b. 1959)
  • July 12Chenjerai Hove, Zimbabwean poet (b. 1956)
  • July 13Martin Litchfield West, British classical scholar (b. 1937)
  • July 14Ildikó Schwarczenberger, Hungarian fencer (b. 1951)
  • July 15Wan Li, Chinese politician (b. 1916)
  • July 16Alcides Ghiggia, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1926)
  • July 17Jules Bianchi, French race car driver (b. 1989)
  • July 18Alex Rocco, American actor (b. 1936)
  • July 19Galina Prozumenshchikova, Soviet swimmer (b. 1948)
  • July 21
    • Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American actor (b. 1924)
    • E. L. Doctorow, American author (b. 1931)
  • July 23William Wakefield Baum, American Catholic cardinal (b. 1926)
  • July 27A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Indian scientist and politician, 11th President of India (b. 1931)
  • July 28Edward Natapei, 6th Prime Minister of Vanuatu (b. 1954)
  • July 30
    • Lynn Anderson, American country singer (b. 1947)
    • Alena Vrzáňová, Czech figure skater (b. 1931)
  • July 31Roddy Piper, Canadian wrestler (b. 1954)

August[]

Robert Conquest

Yvonne Craig

Oliver Sacks

  • August 1Cilla Black, English singer and entertainer (b. 1943)
  • August 3Robert Conquest, British-born American historian (b. 1917)
  • August 7
    • Manuel Contreras, Chilean general (b. 1929)
    • Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian physician (b. 1914)
  • August 9John Henry Holland, American computer scientist (b. 1929)
  • August 11Harald Nielsen, Danish footballer (b. 1941)
  • August 12Jaakko Hintikka, Finnish philosopher and logician (b. 1929)
  • August 14Bob Johnston, American record producer (b. 1932)
  • August 16Mile Mrkšić, Serbian military officer (b. 1947)
  • August 17
    • Jacob Bekenstein, Mexican theoretical physicist (b. 1947)
    • Yvonne Craig, American actress (b. 1937)
    • Arsen Dedić, Croatian musician (b. 1938)
    • László Paskai, Hungarian cardinal (b. 1927)
  • August 20Egon Bahr, German politician (b. 1922)
  • August 22
    • Ieng Thirith, Cambodian politician (b. 1932)
    • Eric Thompson, English racing driver (b. 1919)
  • August 23Guy Ligier, French racing driver and team owner (b. 1930)
  • August 24Justin Wilson, British racing driver (b. 1978)
  • August 27Kazi Zafar Ahmed, 8th Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1939)
  • August 29Wayne Dyer, American author and motivational speaker (b. 1940)
  • August 30
    • Wes Craven, American film director and writer (b. 1939)
    • Oliver Sacks, British-American neurologist and writer (b. 1933)

September[]

Jackie Collins

Yogi Berra

October[]

Denis Healey

Henning Mankell

Mathieu Kérékou

Maureen O'Hara

  • October 2
    • Eric Arturo Delvalle, Panamanian politician (b. 1937)
    • Brian Friel, Irish playwright (b. 1929)
  • October 3Denis Healey, British politician (b. 1917)
  • October 5
  • October 6Árpád Göncz, Hungarian politician, President of Hungary (b. 1922)
  • October 7
    • Dominique Dropsy, French footballer (b. 1951)
    • Harry Gallatin, American basketball player and coach (b. 1927)
    • Jurelang Zedkaia, Fifth President of the Marshall Islands (b. 1950)
  • October 9Geoffrey Howe, British politician (b. 1926)
  • October 10Richard F. Heck, American chemist (b. 1931)
  • October 12Joan Leslie, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
  • October 14
    • Nurlan Balgimbayev, Kazakh politician (b. 1947)
    • Mathieu Kérékou, Fifth President of Benin (b. 1933)
  • October 17
    • Danièle Delorme, French actress (b. 1926)
    • Howard Kendall, English footballer and manager (b. 1946)
  • October 18Gamal El-Ghitani, Egyptian author (b. 1945)
  • October 19Ali Treki, Libyan diplomat (b. 1938)
  • October 23Paride Tumburus, Italian footballer (b. 1939)
  • October 24
    • Ján Chryzostom Korec, Slovakian cardinal (b. 1924)
    • Maureen O'Hara, Irish-American actress (b. 1920)
  • October 25Flip Saunders, American basketball player and coach (b. 1955)
  • October 26
    • Willis Carto, American politician (b. 1926)
    • Leo Kadanoff, American physicist (b. 1937)
  • October 30
    • Sinan Şamil Sam, Turkish boxer (b. 1974)
    • Al Molinaro, American actor (b. 1919)
  • October 31Ants Antson, Estonian speed skater (b. 1938)

November[]

Fred Thompson

Yitzhak Navon

Helmut Schmidt

Jonah Lomu

Kim Young-sam

  • November 1
    • Günter Schabowski, German politician (b. 1929)
    • Fred Thompson, American politician and actor (b. 1942)
  • November 3Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi politician (b. 1944)
  • November 4
    • René Girard, French-American historian (b. 1923)
    • Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (b. 1950)
  • November 5
    • Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer (b. 1923)
    • Czesław Kiszczak, Polish soldier and politician (b. 1925)
  • November 6Yitzhak Navon, Israeli politician, President of Israel (b. 1921)
  • November 7Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-American actor and author (b. 1947)
  • November 8
    • Abd Al-Karim Al-Iryani, Prime Minister of Yemen (b. 1934)
    • Andrei Eshpai, Russian pianist (b. 1925)
  • November 9
    • Ernst Fuchs, Austrian painter (b. 1930)
    • Allen Toussaint, American musician (b. 1938)
    • Andy White, Scottish drummer (b. 1930)
  • November 10
    • André Glucksmann, French philosopher (b. 1937)
    • Klaus Roth, British mathematician (b. 1925)
    • Helmut Schmidt, German politician, Chancellor of West Germany (b. 1918)
  • November 11Phil Taylor, English rock drummer (b. 1954)
  • November 12
    • Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer (b. 1983)
    • Jihadi John, Kuwaiti member of ISIS (b. 1988)
  • November 15Saeed Jaffrey, Indian-British actor (b. 1929)
  • November 18
    • Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union player (b. 1975)
    • Mal Whitfield, American Olympic athlete (b. 1924)
  • November 20Kitanoumi Toshimitsu, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1953)
  • November 21
    • Bob Foster, American boxer (b. 1938)
    • Linda Haglund, Swedish sprinter (b. 1956)
  • November 22Kim Young-sam, South Korean politician, President of South Korea (b. 1927)
  • November 23Douglass North, American economist (b. 1920)
  • November 28
    • Gerry Byrne, English footballer (b. 1938)
    • Barbro Hiort af Ornäs, Swedish actress (b. 1921)
  • November 30
    • Fatema Mernissi, Moroccan feminist writer and sociologist (b. 1940)
    • Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese manga artist (b. 1922)
    • Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director (b. 1927)

December[]

Robert Loggia

Kurt Masur

Stein Eriksen

Lemmy

Elżbieta Krzesińska

  • December 1Jim Loscutoff, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • December 2
    • Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian actor (b. 1925)
    • Ferenc Juhász, Hungarian poet (b. 1928)
  • December 3Scott Weiland, American singer and musician (b. 1967)
  • December 4
    • Erik De Vlaeminck, Belgian professional cyclist (b. 1945)
    • Robert Loggia, American actor (b. 1930)
    • Yossi Sarid, Israeli politician (b. 1940)
  • December 5Dimitar Iliev Popov, 41st Prime Minister of Bulgaria (b. 1927)
  • December 6Franzl Lang, German Yodeler (b. 1930)
  • December 8Alan Hodgkinson, English footballer (b. 1936)
  • December 9
    • Carlo Furno, Italian cardinal (b. 1921)
    • Julio Terrazas Sandoval, Bolivian cardinal (b. 1936)
  • December 10
    • Arnold Peralta, Honduran footballer (b. 1989)
    • Dolph Schayes, American basketball player and coach (b. 1928)
  • December 13Benedict Anderson, American academic (b. 1936)
  • December 15Licio Gelli, Italian financier (b. 1919)
  • December 19
    • Greville Janner, British politician, barrister, and writer (b. 1928)
    • Jimmy Hill, English footballer and television presenter (b. 1928)
    • Kurt Masur, German conductor (b. 1927)
  • December 23
    • Alfred G. Gilman, American pharmacologist and biochemist (b. 1941)
    • Don Howe, English footballer (b. 1935)
    • Bülent Ulusu, 18th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1923)
  • December 27
    • Stein Eriksen, Norwegian alpine skier, Olympic champion (b. 1927)
    • Ellsworth Kelly, American artist (b. 1923)
    • Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and film director (b. 1922)
  • December 28
    • Eloy Inos, American politician, Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands (b. 1949)
    • Guru Josh, British musician (b. 1964)
    • Lemmy, British singer and bass guitarist (b. 1945)
    • Ian Murdock, German-American software programmer (b. 1973)
  • December 29
    • Elżbieta Krzesińska, Polish athlete (b. 1934)
    • Pavel Srníček, Czech footballer (b. 1968)
  • December 31
    • Natalie Cole, American singer (b. 1950)
    • Wayne Rogers, American actor (b. 1933)

Nobel Prizes[]

  • ChemistryPaul L. Modrich; Aziz Sancar and Tomas Lindahl
  • EconomicsAngus Deaton
  • LiteratureSvetlana Alexievich
  • PeaceTunisian National Dialogue Quartet
  • PhysicsTakaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald
  • Physiology or MedicineWilliam C. Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura and Tu Youyou

See also[]

  • List of international years

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