Today in People History
Events 1 - 100 of 594
0879-05-21 - Pope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of Croatian state.
1185-09-11 - Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus I Comnenus and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.
1282-03-30 - The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
1283-10-03 - Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
1347-05-20 - Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal
1349-03-22 - Townspeople of Fulda Germany massacre Jews (blamed for black death)
1349-09-29 - People of Krems Austria accuse Jews of poisoning wells
1374-06-24 - A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.
1391-03-15 - Jew hating Monk in Seville Spain stirs up people to attack Jews
1520-11-08 - Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
1570-11-01 - All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people.
1597-08-11 - Germany throws out English sales people
1614-08-22 - Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase & plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt
1629-07-30 - An earthquake in Naples, Italy kills 10,000 people.
1647-05-26 - Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.
1647-07-07 - People's uprising against high prices & Spanish rule in Naples
1648-04-05 - Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples
1648-06-10 - Moscow's people uprise against regent Boris Morozov
1648-08-26 - People's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin
1667-11-25 - A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.
1676-08-03 - Nathaniel Bacon publishes "Declaration of People of Virginia"
1692-09-22 - Last (8) person hanged for witchcraft in US (Salem Mass)
1693-10-05 - Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages
1698-07-14 - The Darien scheme begins with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, departing Leith for the Isthmus of Panama.
1699-09-22 - People of Rotterdam strike over high cost of butter
1703-11-25 - The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, reaches its peak intensity which it maintains through November 27. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people perish in the mighty gale.
1714-10-07 - People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar Neth
1726-05-24 - -26] People's revolt due to increase in gin/brandy tax
1727-09-08 - A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
1731-12-22 - Dutch people revolt against meat tax
1741-04-13 - Dutch people protest bad quality of bread
1752-09-03 - This day never happened nor next 10 as England adopts Gregorian Calendar. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives
1765-11-23 - People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax
1773-10-12 - America's first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia
1775-03-19 - 4 people buried by avalanche for 37 days, 3 survive (Italy)
1777-01-15 - People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
1781-09-25 - -26] Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets
1789-09-24 - US Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court
1791-07-17 - Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing as many as 50 people.
1803-07-04 - The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
1810-04-19 - Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
1817-05-15 - Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1832-06-07 - Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.
1833-01-01 - Curacao census: 2,602 whites, 6,531 free people & 5,894 slaves
1839-11-25 - A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.
1848-01-09 - People's uprising in Palermo Sicily
1849-05-29 - Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
1854-09-27 - Steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board
1856-07-17 - The Great Train Wreck of 1856 between Camp Hill and Fort Washington, Pennsylvania kills over 60 people.
1858-09-08 - Lincoln makes a speech about when you can fool people
1864-03-11 - The Great Sheffield Flood: The largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.
1864-05-20 - Spotsylvania-campaign ends after 10,920 killed/injured
1864-08-16 - Palace for People's industry official opens in Amsterdam
1866-07-30 - New Orleans's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
1868-12-25 - Despite bitter opposition, President A Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War)
Composer Tchaikovsky 1876-11-17 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.
1879-08-21 - The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.
1880-04-18 - An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
1884-02-19 - Tornadoes in Miss, Ala, NC, SC, Tenn, Ky & In kill 800 people
1884-05-24 - Anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party forms People's Party in US
1890-08-06 - At Auburn Prison, New York murderer William Kemmler becomes first person to be executed by electric chair.
1891-08-17 - 1st public bathhouse with showers opens in NYC (People's Bath)
1893-07-06 - The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.
1894-08-16 - Indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith
1896-05-18 - Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people.
1896-05-26 - James Dunham murders six people in Campbell, California.
1899-06-12 - New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200.
1900-03-26 - 1st edition The (Free) People (Neth, probably Amsterdam)
1900-04-01 - 1st edition of Dutch newspaper "The People"
1902-05-15 - Lyman Gilmore is 1st person to fly a powered craft
Last Emperor of Russia Nicholas II 1904-01-11 - Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising
1904-01-23 - Ålesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil style.
1904-03-03 - Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder.
1904-10-04 - 1st day of NYC subway, 350,000 people ride 9.1 mile tracks
1905-02-08 - Cyclone hit Tahiti & adjacent islands, killing some 10,000 people
1905-10-20 - Russian tsar allows Polish people to speak Polish
1906-01-08 - A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
1906-09-18 - A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
1908-01-13 - Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, PA killing 171 people.
1908-06-18 - Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the Kasato-Maru ship
1909-02-12 - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) forms
1910-12-24 - Luisa Tetrazzini sings to 250,000 people at Lotta's Fountain
1912-09-04 - 1st accident (collision) in Londoner Underground: 22 injured person
1914-08-15 - A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.
1916-10-14 - Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.
1916-11-21 - HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people.
1917-06-10 - 60,000 people of Petrograd welcome Prince Kropotkin (banned 41 years)
Marxist Revolutionary Vladimir Lenin 1917-11-08 - People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin
1918-03-25 - The Belarusian People's Republic is established.
1918-11-16 - Hungarian People's Republic declared
1918-11-26 - The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
1919-05-01 - Mount Kelud (Indonesia) erupts, boiling crater lake which broke through crater wall killing 5,000 people in 104 small villages
1919-10-02 - 1st edition "Volkskrant" (People's newspaper) published in Neth
1919-12-23 - 1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched
1920-04-14 - Tornadoes killed 219 people in Alabama & Mississippi
1921-05-10 - Luigi Pirandello's "Sei Personaggi in Cerca d'Autore," premieres
1921-08-14 - Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Russia).
1922-01-03 - 1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
1922-11-16 - Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite
1923-01-17 - Belgian Working people Party protest against occupied Ruhrgebied
Birthdays 1 - 100 of 162
1814-12-25 - Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/founder (Coop of Welfare of the People)
1815-10-11 - Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican representative of the people
1824-02-26 - Carlos Calvo, Argentine diplomat/people rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
1838-01-04 - Charles Stratton, [General Tom Thumb] (famous short person)
1855-01-10 - Peter J Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People)
1867-09-29 - Philip Kleintjes, people's rights leader
1870-02-17 - Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/founder (Flemish People's Party)
1872-04-09 - Leon Blum, French premier (People's front government)
1877-03-17 - Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)
1877-08-01 - Charlotte Hughes, 1990 (oldest person in Great Britain)
1878-01-06 - Carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)
1882-02-03 - Trijntje Jansma-Boskma; oldest person in the Netherlands
1882-02-08 - Thomas Selfridge, First person to die in an airplane crash (d. 1908).
1882-09-07 - Johanna F Zandstra-Giezen, oldest person in Netherland (died at 111)
1883-05-14 - Julian Eltinge, Mass, vaudeville star/greatest female impersonator
1888-05-31 - Jack Holt, US, golddigger/actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone)
1888-11-24 - Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
1889-03-18 - F Rijkens, oldest living person in Netherlands
1893-01-04 - Yone Minagawa, Japanese, became worlds oldest living person January 29, 2007. (d. Aug. 13, 2007)
1893-11-22 - M Kaganovitsj Kogan, people's commissioner for Stalin
1895-04-24 - S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner
1895-07-26 - Jane Bunford, Britain's tallest-ever person (d. 1922)
1896-12-15 - George B Cressey, US geographer (Asia's Lands & Peoples)
1897-09-18 - John Mens, writer (People Without Money)
1897-11-15 - Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)
Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai (1898-03-05) 1898-03-05 - Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)
1899-12-29 - Nie Rongzhen, People's Liberation Army Chief of General Staff (d. 1992)
1900-02-12 - Fred Emney, London England, actor (Let the People Sing, Lilac Domino)
1900-09-08 - Claude D Pepper, (Rep-D-FL, 1963- ), old people's advocate
1901-07-31 - Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages)
1902-02-19 - Hugo Haas, Brno Czechoslovakia, actor/director (2 Smart People)
1906-01-05 - Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
1907-03-15 - Paul Maxey, Wheaton Ill, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice)
1908-04-25 - Edward R Murrow, Pole Creek NC, newscaster (Person to Person)
1910-09-27 - Eve March, CA, actress (Curse of the Cat People)
1911-01-06 - Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, actor (Telegram, Town People)
1912-07-17 - Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)
1913-12-13 - Jimmy Carroll, NYC, pianist (Most Important People)
1914-07-01 - Magda Gabor, Budapest Hungary, actress (People vs Zsa Zsa Gabor)
1915-02-22 - Dan Seymour, Chicago Ill, actor (We the People, Sing It Again)
1915-07-07 - Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)
1915-09-08 - Frank Pullen, English business person and racehorse owner (d.1992)
1915-12-07 - Eli Wallach, Bkln NY, actor (Magnificent 7, Misfits, People Next Door)
1916-03-19 - Irving Wallace, author (People's Almanac, The Man) [or Mar 18]
1918-01-28 - Harry M Corbett, Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People)
1918-02-02 - Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
1919-09-28 - Lenn Hjortzberg, Karlskrona Sweden, director (Persona, Devil's Eye)
1919-11-15 - Joseph Albert Wapner, La, judge (People's Court)
1920-02-20 - Liesbeth Tonckens, [Wilhelmina], actress/lecturer (Free People)
1920-10-01 - Lonny Chapman, Tulsa Oklahoma, actor (Investigator, For the People)
1920-10-26 - T C Jones, PA, female impersonator
1921-04-10 - Sheb Wooley, Erick Oklahoma, vocalist (Purple People Eater, Hee Haw)
1921-09-15 - Jackie Cooper, LA California, actor/director (Hennesey, People's Choice)
1923-04-25 - Anita Bjorak, actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People)
1923-10-27 - Ruby Dee, Cleve Ohio, actress (Raisin in the Sun, Cat People, Roots)
1923-11-20 - Nadine Gordimer, South African author (July's people, Nobel 1991)
1924-12-12 - Edward I Koch, NYC, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1977-89)/judge (People's Court), (d. 2013)
1927-05-27 - Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
1929-04-15 - Jocelyn Barrow, deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards)
1929-08-22 - Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Lab) spokesperson on Home Affairs
1932-08-23 - Mark Russell, Buffalo NY, political satirist/pianist (Real People)
1933-04-05 - Frank Gorshin, Pittsburgh Pa, comedian/impersonator (Riddler-Batman)
1934-04-24 - John Barbour, Toronto, TV host (Real People)
1934-06-16 - Elvira Vinogradova, Russian TV persona
1935-03-15 - Judd Hirsch, Bronx, actor (Alex-Taxi, Dear John, Ordinary People)
Actress Mary Tyler Moore (1937-12-29) 1937-12-29 - Mary Tyler Moore, Bkln, actress (Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People)
1938-08-26 - Francine York, Aurora Minn, actress (Slattery's People)
1939-04-23 - William Hagerty, editor (People)
1939-05-01 - Ray Aranha, Miami FL, actor (Nick-Married People)
1939-09-18 - Fred Willard, Ohio, comedian (Fernwood 2 Night, Real People)
1940-02-28 - Joe South, Atlanta, Georgia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Games People Play), (d. 2012)
1940-04-18 - Skip Stephenson, Omaha Neb, comedian (Real People)
1940-04-26 - Giorgio Moroder, composer (Let it Ride, Cat People, Top Gun)
1940-06-21 - Mariette Hartley, NYC, actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned)
1942-04-24 - Barbra Streisand, Bkln NY, singer/actress/award winner (People)
1942-08-16 - John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)
1943-04-05 - Max Gail, Detroit, (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab, Normal People)
1943-07-12 - Paul Silas, NBAer (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic)
1943-10-01 - Jim Martini, rocker (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
1943-11-28 - Randy Newman, New Orleans, vocalist (Short People, Love LA, Raindrops)
Singer & Actress Barbra Streisand (1942-04-24) 1944-03-15 - Sly Stone, Dallas, rocker (Sly & the Family Stone-Everyday People)
1944-06-07 - Bill Rafferty, Queens NY, comedian (Laugh-In, Real People)
1944-06-17 - Bill Rafferty, comedian (Real People, Laugh-in '77)
1944-09-06 - M N Aubrey Mokoape, S Afr's VP (Azanian People Org)
1944-11-17 - Danny DeVito, Neptune NJ, actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins)
1944-12-21 - Michael Tilson Thomas, LA California, conductor (NY Phil Young People)
1945-02-14 - K M Jenkins, British director of personnel (Royal Mail)
1945-03-07 - John Heard, actor (Cat People, Cutter's Way, CHUD)
1945-03-21 - Rosemary Stone, vocalist/pianist (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
1946-01-12 - Cynthia Robinson, rock trumpeteer (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
1946-07-22 - Paul Schrader, director (American Gigolo, Cat People, Hardcore)
1947-05-23 - Ann Hui, director (Boat People)
1947-10-15 - Lynn Lowry, E St Louis Ill, actress (Cat People, Crazies)
1947-10-18 - John Johnson, NBA (Seattle SuperSonic)
1948-02-05 - Barbara Hershey, [Herzstein], Atlanta, (Stuntman, Shy People)
Actor Danny Devito (1944-11-17) 1948-02-28 - Mercedes Ruehl, Queens NY, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People)
1948-04-18 - Skip Stephenson, Omaha Neb, comedian (Real People)
1948-07-07 - Fred Brown, NBAer (Seattle SuperSonic)
1948-10-08 - Sarah Purcell, Richmond Ind, actress/TV hostess (Real People)
1950-04-20 - Itumeleng J Mosala, S Afr president (Azanian People's Org)
Deaths 1 - 58 of 58
1498-09-16 - Tomas de Torquemada, inquisitor who burned 10,000 people, dies
1803-02-21 - Edward Despard, last person drawn & quartered in England
1806-09-18 - Patrick Cotter O'Brien, first known eight-foot-tall person (b. 1760)
1864-08-07 - Li Xiucheng, late Taiping's Field Marshal and soul person.(b. 1823)
1869-12-06 - Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/author (People's Welfare), dies at 54
1883-07-15 - Tom Thumb, famous small person (40"), dies of a stroke at 44
1887-07-05 - August F Pott, German philological (That Personennamen), dies
1906-04-06 - Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57
1914-11-24 - Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies
1918-11-11 - George Lawrence Price, Canadian soldier, last person to be killed in W.W.I. (b. 1892)
1939-10-10 - Eleanor Rigby, a real person whose name may have suggested the title to The Beatles song (b. 1895)
1941-11-21 - Henrietta Vinton Davis American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator, public speaker (b. 1860)
1941-11-25 - Pedro Aguirre Cerda, president Chili (People's Front), dies
1947-01-13 - Veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61
1950-03-30 - Leon Blum, French premier (People's Front Government), dies at 77
1953-06-20 - Hendrik de Man, sociologist (Belgian Working people Party), dies at 67
1957-10-17 - John HA Eman, founder of Aruban Peoples Party, dies at 70
1961-01-24 - Willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82
1963-02-01 - Fleetwood Lindley, the last living person to see Abraham Lincoln's face (b. 1888)
1963-06-03 - Paul Maxey, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice), dies at 57
1965-04-27 - Edward R Murrow, newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
1967-07-13 - Cornelis A Eman, chairman (State of Aruba Peoples Party), dies at 51
1968-08-27 - William E B Dubois, US founder NAACP (Souls of black people), dies
1971-09-25 - TC Jones, female impersonator, dies of cancer at 50
1971-11-17 - Jackie Cooper, actor (People's Choice), dies at 49
1973-03-16 - M Revis, [Willem Fisherman), author (People that Mutiny), dies at 68
1974-03-21 - Candy Darling, [James Slattery], female impersonator, dies
Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai (1976-01-08) 1976-01-08 - Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)
1978-11-18 - Leo J Ryan, (Rep-Cal) & 4 killed in Jonestown, Guyana by members of Peoples Temple, followed by ritual mass suicide of 914 member
1979-07-27 - Ettore Manni, actor (Street People, Divine Nymph), dies at 52
1982-07-27 - Dan Seymour, actor (We the People, Sing it Again), dies at 67
1986-03-09 - Ned Calmer, TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78
1987-08-11 - Clara Peller, commercial spokesperson (Wendy's), dies at 86
1988-01-11 - Florence Knapp, American, one-time oldest person in the world (b. 1873)
1988-03-07 - Divine, [Harris Milstead], female impersonator (Pink Flamingos), dies
1989-03-17 - Merritt Butrick, actor (Shy People, Wired to Kill), dies of AIDS at 29
1990-06-29 - Irving Wallace, author (Book of Lists, Peoples Almanac), dies at 74
1990-10-30 - Craig Russell, female impersonator, dies of an AIDS-stroke at 42
1991-03-05 - Trijntje Jansma-Boskma, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 109
1992-01-17 - Charlie Ventura, jazz sax (Bop for the people), dies at 75 of cancer
1992-05-18 - Skip Stephenson, comedian (Real People), dies of heart attack at 52
1992-05-21 - Skip Stephenson, TV host (Real People), dies
1993-01-18 - Mike Templeton, 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34
1993-09-16 - Johanna F Zandstra-Giezen, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 111
1996-07-05 - Lorna Young, salesperson, dies at 44
1997-08-04 - Jeanne Calment, world's oldest person (Feb 21 1875), dies at 122
1999-12-30 - Sarah Knauss, American, once considered the world's oldest living person (b. 1880)
2000-12-18 - Randolph Apperson Hearst, son of W. Randolph Hearst and father of Patty (b. 1915)
2001-03-04 - Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
2005-01-08 - Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (b. 1952)
2005-01-17 - Zhao Ziyang, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1919)
2005-12-07 - Lucy d'Abreu, was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom from April 2004 until her death (b. 1892)
2006-10-11 - Benito Martínez, Cuban who claimed to be the oldest person, died mildly ironically. Family didn't mourn - mostly dead also. (b. ?1880)
2006-12-11 - Elizabeth Bolden, American, oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death (b. 1890)
2007-01-28 - Emma Tillman, the world's oldest living person from January 24-28, 2007 (b. 1892)
2007-07-10 - Zheng Xiaoyu, director of the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China (b. 1944)
2007-08-13 - Yone Minagawa, Japanese woman, oldest person (114) (b. 1893)
Mount Everest Conquerer Edmund Hillary (2008-01-11) 2008-01-11 - Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer/1st to climb Mt Everest in 1953, dies from a heart attack at 88