List of last survivors of historical events

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The following is a list of last survivors of notable historical and cultural events, excluding wars, which are covered in separate lists that can be found in the See also section.

  Deceased   Living

Before 1701

Name Death Historical event Date event ended
Aristodemus of Sparta c. 479 BC (aged c. 49) Last Spartan soldier present at the Battle of Thermopylae August or September 480 BC
Ankhmakis c. 185 BC Last Native Egyptian Pharaoh c. 185 BC
John the Apostle c. 100 (aged 93–94) Last Apostle and the last known witness to the Crucifixion (Unconfirmed) 3 April 33
Romulus Augustulus 507 (As late as) Last Western Roman Emperor 4 September 476
Swietopelk II, Duke of Pomerania 11 January 1266 (aged c. 66-76) Last participant of the Gąsawa massacre 24 November 1227
Sophia Palaiologina 7 April 1503 (aged c. 54-63) Last member of the Imperial Byzantine court 29 May 1453
Don Mancio Serra de Leguízamo[1][2] 18 September 1589 (aged 78) Last known conquistador who participated in the capture of Atahualpa 16 November 1532
Mary Allerton 28 November 1699 (aged 83) Last passenger of the Mayflower 11 November 1620
John Alden 12 September 1687 (aged 88) Last signer of the Mayflower Compact 11 November 1620
Richard Bellingham 7 December 1672 (aged 80) Last signer of the Massachusetts Colonial Charter 4 March 1629

1701–1800

Name Death Historical event Date event ended
John Fortescue[3][4] 9 May 1808 (aged 87) Last sailor who took part in George Anson's voyage around the world 15 June 1744
Isaac Smith 2 July 1831(1831-07-02) (aged 78–79) Last participant of James Cook's first voyage 12 July 1771
George Robert Twelves Hewes 5 November 1840(1840-11-05) (aged 98) Last survivor of the Boston Massacre and last participant of the Boston Tea party 5 March 1770; 16 December 1773
Ephraim Bowen[5][6] 2 September 1841(1841-09-02) (aged 88) Last individual involved in the Gaspée Affair 10 June 1772
Amos Baker[7] 16 July 1850(1850-07-16) (aged 94) Last Concord veteran of the Battle of Lexington and Concord 19 April 1775
Jonathan Harrington[8][9] 26 March 1854(1854-03-26) (aged 95) Last Lexington veteran of the Battle of Lexington and Concord 19 April 1775
John Hatley 12 December 1832(1832-12-12) (aged 69–70) Last participant of James Cook's second voyage 30 July 1775
Charles Carroll 14 November 1832(1832-11-14) (aged 95) Last signer of the United States Declaration of Independence 4 July 1776
William Henry Harrison 4 April 1841(1841-04-04) (aged 68) Last President of the United States to be born a British subject 4 July 1776
Samuel Downing[10][11] 18 February 1867(1867-02-18) (aged 102) Last veteran of the Battles of Saratoga 7 October 1777
Andrew Jackson 8 June 1845(1845-06-08) (aged 78) Last President of the United States to have served in the American Revolution 25 April 1781
Elijah Churchill 11 April 1841(1841-04-11) (aged 85) Last recipient of the Badge of Military Merit 2 October 1781
John Gray 29 March 1868(1868-03-29) (aged 104) Last veteran of the Siege of Yorktown 19 October 1781
John Jay 17 May 1829(1829-05-17) (aged 83) Last signer of the Treaty of Paris 3 September 1783
David Whitney[12] 24 March 1867(1867-03-24) (aged 99) Last veteran of Shays' Rebellion June 1787
James Madison 28 June 1836(1836-06-28) (aged 85) Last signer of The United States Constitution 17 September 1787
Elizabeth Thackery 7 August 1856 (aged 89) Last survivor of the First Fleet 20 January 1788
Barthélemy de Lesseps[13] 4 June 1834(1834-06-04) (aged 68) Last partipant of the scientific expedition led by Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse 1788
John Adams 5 March 1829(1829-03-05) (aged 61) Last mutineer of HMS Bounty 28 April 1789
Arthur Dardenne[14] 8 September 1872(1872-09-08) (aged 95–96) Last participant of the Storming of the Bastille 14 July 1789
Ludovico Manin 24 October 1802(1802-10-24) (aged 77) Last Doge of Venice 12 May 1797
Augusta Hejnek 1 March 1908(1908-03-01) (aged 108) Last known person born in the 1700s 31 December 1799
Salome Sellers 9 January 1909(1909-01-09) (aged 109) Last known person born in the 18th century 31 December 1800

1801–1850

Name Death Historical event Date event ended
Pedro Antonio Martinez Zia[15][16] 1 February 1898(1898-02-01) (aged 108–109) Last veteran of the Battle of Trafalgar 21 October 1805
Francis II 2 March 1835(1835-03-02) (aged 67) Last Holy Roman Emperor 6 August 1806
Patrick Gass 2 April 1870(1870-04-02) (aged 98) Last member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 23 September 1806
John Rice[17] 10 February 1880(1880-02-10) (aged 90–91) Last veteran of the Battle of Lake Erie 10 September 1813
James Madison 28 June 1836(1836-06-28) (aged 85) Last President of the United States to lead American troops in battle 24 August 1814
James Buchanan 1 June 1868(1868-06-01) (aged 77) Last former President of the United States to have served in the War of 1812 14 September 1814
André Marie Jean Jacques Dupin 11 August 1865(1865-08-11) (aged 82) Last delegate to the Congress of Vienna June 1815
Charles Booth[18] 2 March 1896(1896-03-02) (aged 97) Last rebel of the Pentrich rising 10 June 1817
John W. Stainer[19] 3 March 1907(1907-03-03) (aged 99) Last veteran of the Battle of Navarino 20 October 1827
Benedetto Barberini 10 April 1863(1863-04-10) (aged 74) Last cardinal created by Pope Leo XII and last participant in the conclaves that elected Popes Pius VIII and Gregory XVI 31 March 1829; 2 February 1831
Cesare Nembrini Pironi Gonzaga 5 December 1837(1837-12-05) (aged 69) Last cardinal created by Pope Pius VIII 30 November 1830
Jean-Philippe Lavallé[20] 19 February 1913(1913-02-19) (aged 104) Last Belgian veteran of the Belgian Revolution 21 July 1831
William Carroll Crawford[21] 3 September 1895(1895-09-03) (aged 90) Last signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence 2 March 1836
Alijo Perez Jr. 21 October 1918(1918-10-21) (aged 83) Last Texian survivor of the Battle of the Alamo 6 March 1836
Alfonso Steele[22] 8 July 1911(1911-07-08) (aged 94) Last survivor of the Battle of San Jacinto 21 April 1836
William Physick Zuber[23][24] 22 September 1913(1913-09-22) (aged 93) Last veteran of the Texas Revolution 21 April 1836
Thomas Patrickson[25] 15 October 1914(1914-10-15) (aged 85–86) Last participant of the Second voyage of HMS Beagle 2 October 1836
Rebecca Tickaneesky Neugin[26] 15 July 1932(1932-07-15) (aged 97–98) Last survivor of the Trail of Tears 1839
Nelson Traux[27][28] 25 January 1915(1915-01-25) (aged 96) Last veteran of the Battle of the Windmill 16 November 1838
Milvern Harrell[29][30] 10 August 1910(1910-08-10) (aged 86) Last Texian survivor of the Dawson Massacre 17 September 1842
François X. Matthieu 4 February 1914(1914-02-04) (aged 95) Last participant at the Champoeg Meetings 2 May 1843
Friedrich Schwarzenberg 27 March 1885(1885-03-27) (aged 75) Last cardinal created by Pope Gregory XVI and last participant in the conclave that elected Pope Pius IX 16 June 1846
Walter T. Avery[31] 10 June 1904(1904-06-10) (aged 90) Last participant of the first official baseball game 19 June 1846
Margaret Isabella Breen McMahon[32] 25 March 1935(1935-03-25) (aged 89) Last survivor of the Donner Party 29 April 1847
Ulysses S. Grant 23 July 1885(1885-07-23) (aged 63) Last former President of the United States to have served in the Mexican–American War 3 February 1848
Charlotte L. Woodward Peirce[33][34] 15 March 1924(1924-03-15) (aged 94) Last participant in the Seneca Falls Convention and last signer of the Declaration of Sentiments 20 July 1848
József Fischl[35] March 1929 (aged 102) Last Honvéd [hu] veteran of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 4 October 1849

1851–1900

Name Death Historical event Date event ended
Thomas Kelly[36] 14 April 1932(1932-04-14) (aged 83) Last survivor of the Birkenhead disaster 26 February 1852
Edwin Hughes 18 April 1927(1927-04-18) (aged 96) Last participant in the Charge of the Light Brigade 25 October 1854
William Edward Atherdon[37] 19 May 1934(1934-05-19) (aged 98) Last veteran of the Eureka Rebellion 3 December 1854
Horace F. Sisson[38] 10 March 1942(1942-03-10) (aged 98) Last member of the Perry Expedition 11 January 1855
Teodolfo Mertel 11 July 1899(1899-07-11) (aged 93) Last non-priest cardinal 15 March 1858
John Winchell Cullen[39][40] 14 December 1939(1939-12-14) (aged 101) Last veteran of the Yakima War 23 September 1858
George Chrystie[41][42] 14 June 1939(1939-06-14) (aged 97) Last British Army veteran of the Indian Mutiny 8 July 1859
Pressley Corbin Hyman[43][44] 20 June 1912(1912-06-20) (aged 81) Last witness to the Broderick–Terry duel 13 September 1859
Owen Brown[45][46] 8 January 1889(1889-01-08) (aged 64) Last abolitionist present at John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry 18 October 1859
George Pilson[47] 22 April 1916(1916-04-22) (aged 73–74) Last witness at Harpers Ferry 18 October 1859
Cudjoe Lewis 26 July 1935(1935-07-26) (aged 95) Last passenger of the Clotilde 9 July 1860
Giovanni Battista Egisto Sivelli[48] 1 November 1934(1934-11-01) (aged 90) Last participant of the Expedition of the Thousand 17 March 1861
James Hard 12 March 1953(1953-03-12) (aged 109) Last veteran of the First Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Antietam and Battle of Chancellorsville 21 July 1861; 17 September 1862; and 6 May 1863
John Ambrose Driscoll[49] 13 June 1921(1921-06-13) (aged 82) Last crew member of the USS Monitor during its engagement with the CSS Virginia (aka USS Merrimack) 9 March 1862
John Reed Porter 15 October 1923(1923-10-15) (aged 84) Last raider of the Great Locomotive Chase and the last Medal of Honor recipient of that raid 12 April 1862
James Marion Lurvey[50] 7 April 1950(1950-04-07) (aged 102) Last verified veteran of the Battle of Gettysburg 3 July 1863
Otto Richard Gellette[51] 1 June 1944(1944-06-01) (aged 98) Last known soldier who participated in Pickett's Charge 3 July 1863
Eli G. Biddle[52][53] 8 April 1940(1940-04-08) (aged 93–94) Last member of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry that assaulted Fort Wagner 18 July 1863
William Sickles 26 September 1938(1938-09-26) (aged 93) Last Medal of Honor recipient of the American Civil War 31 March 1865
Samuel J. Seymour[54] 12 April 1956(1956-04-12) (aged 96) Last witness present at Ford's Theater during the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln 14 April 1865
John Henry Coghill[55] Possibly 1942 (aged 90) Last witness to the death of John Wilkes Booth 26 April 1865
Charles M. Eldridge[56] 8 September 1941(1941-09-08) (aged 96) Last survivor of the Sultana disaster 27 April 1865
William McKinley 14 September 1901(1901-09-14) (aged 58) Last former President of the United States to have served in the American Civil War 9 May 1865
John Henninger Reagan 6 March 1905(1905-03-06) (aged 86) Last cabinet member of the Confederate States of America 10 May 1865
Agustín de Iturbide y Green 3 March 1925(1925-03-03) (aged 61) Last member of the Imperial Court of the Second Mexican Empire 19 June 1867
Charles Tupper 30 October 1915(1915-10-30) (aged 94) Last Canadian father of Confederation 1 July 1867
Samuel Speed[57][58] 8 November 1938 (aged 95) Last British convict sent to Australia 10 January 1868
Pedro Angleró[59] 16 October 1931(1931-10-16) (aged 109–110) Last participant of El Grito de Lares 23 September 1868
Matthew Jackson 4 February 1947 (aged 88)[60] Last participant involved in the escape of John Boyle O'Reilly 2 March 1869
George H. Large 15 August 1939(1939-08-15) (aged 88) Last participant of the first American football game 6 November 1869
William F. Lukes 13 December 1923(1923-12-13) (aged 76) Last Medal of Honor recipient of the Korean Expedition 10 June 1871
Reginald Courtenay Welch 4 June 1939(1939-06-04) (aged 87)[61] Last participant of the first English FA Cup Final 16 March 1872
James Wilson 6 November 1921 (aged 85) Last Fenian prisoner who escaped the British penal colony of Western Australia on the Catalpa 19 April 1876
Charles Windolph 11 March 1950(1950-03-11) (aged 97) Last United States veteran of the Battle of the Little Bighorn 26 June 1876
Dewey Beard 2 November 1955(1955-11-02) (aged 96–97) Last Indian veteran of the Battle of the Little Bighorn 26 June 1876
James Robert Cummins 9 July 1929(1929-07-09) (aged 82) Last member of the James-Younger Gang 7 September 1876
Tom Garrett 6 August 1943(1943-08-06) (aged 85) Last player from the first official cricket test match 19 March 1877
Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano 7 December 1913(1913-12-07) (aged 85) Last cardinal created by Pope Pius IX and last participant in the conclave that elected Pope Leo XIII 20 February 1878
Frank Bourne 8 May 1945(1945-05-08) (aged 91) Last defender of Rorke's Drift during the Anglo-Zulu War 23 January 1879
Wyatt Earp 13 January 1929(1929-01-13) (aged 80) Last participant of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 26 October 1881
Danny Ryan 31 December 1966(1966-12-31) (aged 96) Last member of the Tipperary hurling team that won the first All-Ireland Championship 1 April 1888
Frank Shomo[62] 20 March 1997(1997-03-20) (aged 108) Last survivor of the Johnstown Flood 31 May 1889
Louisa Yellow Shield Motley[63] 1 May 1979 (aged 95) Last survivor of the Wounded Knee Massacre 29 December 1890
Dr. Ernest Gotthold Hildner[64][65] 1 July 1968(1968-07-01) (aged 94) Last participant of the first basketball game ever played 21 December 1891
Michael Shonsey[66] 5 August 1954(1954-08-05) (aged 89) Last veteran of the Johnson County War 24 May 1893
Nawi[67][68] November 1979 (aged 103-104) Last of the Dahomey Amazons that fought against the French in 1892 15 January 1894
Dimitrios Loundras[69] 15 February 1970(1970-02-15) (aged 84) Last known competitor at the 1896 Summer Olympics 15 April 1896
Manu Ruma[70] April 1961 (aged 87) Last veteran of the Dog Tax War 5 May 1898
George Fox[71] 27 December 1964(1964-12-27) (aged 86) Last survivor of the sinking of the USS Maine 15 February 1898
John Davis 9 June 1970(1970-06-09) (aged 91) Last Medal of Honor recipient of the Spanish–American War 11 May 1898
Ralph Waldo Taylor[72] 15 May 1987(1987-05-15) (aged 105) Last veteran of the Battle of San Juan Hill 1 July 1898
Jesse Langdon[73][74] 29 June 1975(1975-06-29) (aged 94) Last member of the Rough Riders 15 September 1898
Bruno A. Forsterer 13 June 1957(1957-06-13) (aged 87) Last Medal of Honor recipient of the Second Samoan Civil War 1 April 1899
Emma Morano 15 April 2017(2017-04-15) (aged 117)[75] Last verified person born in the 1800s and last subject of King Umberto I 31 December 1899; 29 July 1900
William Seach 24 October 1978(1978-10-24) (aged 101) Last Medal of Honor recipient of the Boxer Rebellion 22 June 1900
Maude Conic[76] 14 November 2004(2004-11-14) (aged 105–106) Last survivor of the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 12 September 1900
Lucien Démanet 16 March 1979(1979-03-16) (aged 104) Last participant in the 1900 Summer Olympics 28 October 1900
Nabi Tajima 21 April 2018 (aged 117) Last verified person born in the 19th century 31 December 1900

1901–1915

Name Death Historical event Date event ended
Violet Brown[77] 15 September 2017(2017-09-15) (aged 117) Last known subject of Queen Victoria[78] 22 January 1901
Laura Bullion 2 December 1961(1961-12-02) (aged 85) Last member of the Wild Bunch gang 1901
Léon Compère-Léandre 1936 (aged 62) Last known survivor on the shore of Saint-Pierre during the eruption of Mount Pelée 8 May 1902
Irénise Moulonguet 28 May 2013(2013-05-28) (aged 112) Last witness of the eruption of Mount Pelée 8 May 1902
Roscinda Nolasquez[79] 4 February 1987(1987-02-04) (aged 94) Last speaker of Cupeño and last survivor of the removal of the Cupeño to Pala, California, the last of the Federal Indian Removals 13 May 1903
Gladys Verquin (née Ennis)[80] 20 March 1993(1993-03-20) (aged 91) Last survivor of the Frank Slide 29 April 1903
Lev Skrbenský z Hříště 24 December 1938(1938-12-24) (aged 75) Last cardinal created by Pope Leo XIII and last participant in the conclave that elected Pope Pius X 4 August 1903
Jennings J. Dunlap[81] 20 September 1964(1964-09-20) (aged 84–85) Last survivor of the Wreck of the Old 97 27 September 1903
Freddy Parent 2 November 1972(1972-11-02) (aged 96) Last player of the 1903 World Series 13 October 1903
Johnny Moore[82][83] 28 February 1952(1952-02-28) (aged 66) Last witness of the Wright Brothers' first heavier than air flight 17 December 1903
Verde Clark Graff[84] 3 July 1989(1989-07-03) (aged 97) Last survivor of the Iroquois Theatre fire 30 December 1903
Adella Wotherspoon 26 January 2004(2004-01-26) (aged 100) Last and youngest survivor of the General Slocum Disaster 15 June 1904
Michael Barne 31 May 1961(1961-05-31) (aged 83) Last participant of the Discovery Expedition 10 September 1904
Ivan Beshoff[85] 25 October 1987(1987-10-25) (aged 103–104) Last sailor that participated in the Potemkin Mutiny of 1905 8 July 1905
Ellen Adelaide Brandenborg 22 July 2017(2017-07-22) (aged 111) Last known subject of Christian IX of Denmark 29 January 1906
Bill Del Monte[86] 11 January 2016(2016-01-11) (aged 109) Last known survivor of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake 18 April 1906
Dorsie Williams Willis[87] 24 August 1977(1977-08-24) (aged 91) Last soldier accused in the Brownsville Affair 13 August 1906
Brian Evans-Lombe[88] 31 January 1994(1994-01-31) (aged 100) Last participant of the Brownsea Island Scout camp, the founding event of the Scout movement 8 August 1907
Francesca Nato[89] 16 April 2017(2017-04-16) (aged 110)[90] Last known survivor of the 1908 Messina earthquake 28 December 1908
John T. Kennedy 22 September 1969(1969-09-22) (aged 84) Last Medal of Honor recipient of the Philippine–American War 4 July 1909
Philip Brocklehurst 28 January 1975(1975-01-28) (aged 87) Last member of Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition 23 March 1909
Mary Jo Estep 19 December 1992(1992-12-19) (aged 82–83) Last survivor of the Battle of Kelley Creek 25 February 1911
Rose Freedman[91] 15 February 2001(2001-02-15) (aged 107) Last survivor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 25 March 1911
Zhang Rentian[92][93] 29 April 1995(1995-04-29) (aged 107) Last Scholar of Imperial China 12 February 1912
Sid Daniels 25 May 1983(1983-05-25) (aged 89) Last crew member of the RMS Titanic 15 April 1912
Millvina Dean 31 May 2009(2009-05-31) (aged 97) Last and youngest survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic 15 April 1912
Elma S. Damrell[94] 17 March 2005(2005-03-17) (aged 95) Last survivor of the Italian Hall disaster 24 December 1913
Mary Benich-McCleary[95] 28 June 2007(2007-06-28) (aged 94) Last survivor of the Ludlow Massacre 20 April 1914
George M. Lowry 25 September 1981(1981-09-25) (aged 91) Last Medal of Honor recipient of the United States occupation of Veracruz 22 April 1914
Grace Hanagan (Martyn)[96][97] 15 May 1995(1995-05-15) (aged 87) Last survivor of the sinking of the RMS Empress of Ireland 29 May 1914
Vaso Čubrilović 11 June 1990(1990-06-11) (aged 93) Last participant in the conspiracy to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand 28 June 1914
Alexander Bernard Heron[98] 24 January 2000(2000-01-24) (aged 105) Last worker involved in the construction of the Panama Canal 15 August 1914
Gennaro Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte 16 February 1948(1948-02-16) (aged 96) Last cardinal created by Pope Pius X and last participant in the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XV 3 September 1914
Paul Kley[99][100][101] 11 May 1992(1992-05-11) (aged 97) Last German veteran of the Siege of Tsingtao 7 November 1914
Alfred Anderson 21 November 2005(2005-11-21) (aged 109) Last soldier who could remember the Christmas truce of 1914 and last veteran of the battles of Neuve Chapelle and Loos 24 December 1914; 13 March 1915; and 14 October 1915
Audrey Warren Lawson-Johnston (née Pearl)[102][103] 11 January 2011(2011-01-11) (aged 95) Last survivor of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania 7 May 1915
Carlo Orelli 22 January 2005(2005-01-22) (aged 110) Last veteran of the First and Second Battles of the Isonzo 7 July 1915; 3 August 1915
Marion Eichholz[104] 24 November 2014(2014-11-24) (aged 102) Last survivor of the capsizing of the SS Eastland 24 July 1915
Smedley Butler 21 June 1940(1940-06-21) (aged 58) Last recipient to receive two Medals of Honor for two different actions 17 November 1915

1916–1930

Name Death Historical event Date event ended
Percy Goring 27 July 2001 (aged 106) Last British veteran of the Gallipoli Campaign 9 January 1916
Alec Campbell[105] 16 May 2002(2002-05-16) (aged 103) Last Australian veteran of the Gallipoli Campaign 9 January 1916
Lilly Kempson[106] 22 January 1996(1996-01-22) (aged 99) Last Irish participant in the Easter Rising 30 April 1916
Henry Allingham 18 July 2009(2009-07-18) (aged 113) Oldest member of any of the British Armed Forces, last member of the RNAS, last founding member of the Royal Air Force, and last veteran of the Battle of Jutland 1 June 1916
Roswell Winans 7 April 1968(1968-04-07) (aged 80) Last Medal of Honor recipient of the United States occupation of the Dominican Republic 3 July 1916
Marcel Caux 22 August 2004(2004-08-22) (aged 105) Last veteran of the Battle of Pozières 7 August 1916
Claude-Marie Boucaud[107] 17 May 2005(2005-05-17) (aged 109) Last veteran of the Battle of the Somme 18 November 1916
George Perman[108] 24 May 2000(2000-05-24) (aged 99) Last survivor of the sinking of the HMHS Britannic 21 November 1916
René Marie-Martial Moreau[109] 26 October 2005(2005-10-26) (aged 108) Last veteran of the Battle of Verdun 18 December 1916
Mark Matthews 6 September 2005(2005-09-06) (aged 111) Last veteran of the Pancho Villa Expedition 7 February 1917
Yakup Satar 2 April 2008(2008-04-02) (aged 110) Last veteran of the Second Battle of Kut 23 February 1917
Alfred Finnigan 11 May 2005(2005-05-11) (aged 108) Last veteran of the Battle of Vimy Ridge 12 April 1917
Louis de Cazenave[110] 20 January 2008(2008-01-20) (aged 110) Last veteran of the Battle of Chemin des Dames 9 May 1917
Albert Marshall[111] 16 May 2005(2005-05-16) (aged 108) Last veteran of the Battle of Arras and the Battle of Cambrai 16 May and 8 December 1917
Richard W. Richards 8 May 1985(1985-05-08) (aged 91) Last member of the British Trans-Antarctic Expedition 29 May 1917
Edward Smout 22 June 2004(2004-06-22) (aged 106) Last veteran of the Battle of Messines and last witness to the death of the Red Baron 14 June 1917; 21 April 1918
Alois Vocásek[112] 9 August 2003(2003-08-09) (aged 107) Last Czechoslovakian veteran of World War I and of the Battle of Zborov 2 July 1917
Puyi 17 October 1967(1967-10-17) (aged 61) Last Emperor of China 12 July 1917
Peter Casserly 24 June 2005(2005-06-24) (aged 107) Last member of the First Australian Imperial Force and last veteran of the Battle of Amiens September 1917; 11 August 1918
Lúcia Santos 13 February 2005(2005-02-13) (aged 97) Last of the three children who claimed to have spoken to Our Lady of Fátima 13 October 1917
Lazar Kaganovich 25 July 1991(1991-07-25) (aged 97) Last Old Bolshevik who took part in the Russian October Revolution 8 November 1917
Boris Gudz[113] 27 December 2006(2006-12-27) (aged 104) Last participant of the October Revolution 8 November 1917; 16 June 1923
Harry Patch 25 July 2009(2009-07-25) (aged 111) Last British Army veteran of World War I and last veteran of the Battle of Passchendaele 10 November 1917
Delfino Borroni 26 October 2008(2008-10-26) (aged 110) Last veteran of the Battle of Caporetto 19 November 1917
Antonio Todde 3 January 2002(2002-01-03) (aged 112) Last veteran of the Battle of Mount Grappa 23 December 1917
Aarne Arvonen[114] 1 January 2009(2009-01-01) (aged 111) Last veteran of the Finnish Civil War 15 May 1918
Edouard Izac 18 January 1990(1990-01-18) (aged 98) Last World War I Medal of Honor recipient and World War I United States Navy recipient 21 May 1918
Franz Künstler[115] 27 May 2008(2008-05-27) (aged 107) Last veteran of the Battle of the Piave River 23 June 1918
Albert Wagner 20 January 2007(2007-01-20) (aged 107) Last veteran of the Battle of Belleau Wood and last U.S. Marine of World War I 26 June 1918
Thomas A. Pope[116] 14 June 1989(1989-06-14) (aged 94) Last United States Army World War I Medal of Honor recipient 4 July 1918
Jean Grelaud 25 February 2007(2007-02-25) (aged 108) Last veteran of the Second Battle of the Marne 6 August 1918
Antonio Pierro 8 February 2007(2007-02-08) (aged 110) Last veteran of the Battle of Saint-Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensive 15 September and 11 November 1918
Eddie Rickenbacker 23 July 1973(1973-07-23) (aged 82) Last Air Service, United States Army Medal of Honor recipient and service's last World War I recipient 25 September 1918
John J. Kelly 20 November 1957(1957-11-20) (aged 59) Last recipient to be awarded two Medals of Honor 3 October 1918
Robert G. Robinson 5 October 1974(1974-10-05) (aged 78) Last United States Marine Corps World War I recipient of the Medal of Honor 8 October 1918
Juan Filloy[117] 15 July 2000(2000-07-15) (aged 105) Last student who took part in the Argentine university reform of 1918 12 October 1918
Wilhelm Gisbert Groos[118] 1997 (aged 102-103) Last member of Jasta 11 and possibly last German flying ace of World War I 29 October 1918
James William Pearson 26 January 1993(1993-01-26) (aged 97) Last American World War I flying ace, served with the Royal Air Force 1 November 1918
Francesco Domenico Chiarello 27 June 2008(2008-06-27) (aged 109) Last veteran of the Battle of Vittorio Veneto 3 November 1918
Arthur Raymond Brooks 17 July 1991(1991-07-17) (aged 95) Last Air Service, United States Army flying ace of World War I 11 November 1918
Alexander P. de Seversky 24 August 1974(1974-08-24) (aged 80) Last Russian Empire flying ace of World War I 11 November 1918
Alfred Pugh[119] 7 January 2004(2004-01-07) (aged 108) Last United States combat veteran wounded in World War I 11 November 1918
Frank Buckles[120] 27 February 2011(2011-02-27) (aged 110) Last United States participant of World War I 11 November 1918
Florence Green 5 February 2012(2012-02-05) (aged 110) Last participant of World War I and last member of the original WRAF 11 November 1918
Harry Truman 26 December 1972(1972-12-26) (aged 88) Last former President of the United States to have served during World War I 11 November 1918
Harold Macmillan 29 December 1986(1986-12-29) (aged 92) Last former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to have served during World War I 11 November 1918
Stanley Bruce 25 August 1967(1967-08-25) (aged 84) Last former Prime Minister of Australia to have served during World War I 11 November 1918
Charles De Gaulle 9 November 1970(1970-11-09) (aged 79) Last former President of France to have served during World War I 11 November 1918
Ludwig Erhard 5 May 1977(1977-05-05) (aged 80) Last former Chancellor of Germany to have served during World War I 11 November 1918
Gustav Heinemann 7 July 1976(1976-07-07) (aged 76) Last former President of Germany to have served during World War I 11 November 1918
Otto von Habsburg 4 July 2011(2011-07-04) (aged 98) Last member of the Imperial Habsburg Court 11 November 1918
Cecil Arthur Lewis 27 January 1997(1997-01-27) (aged 98) Last British flying ace of World War I 11 November 1918
Raul Fernandes[121][122] 6 January 1968(1968-01-06) (aged 90) Last signer of the Treaty of Versailles 28 June 1919
Harold Gunnes[123] 11 March 2003(2003-03-11) (aged 104) Last member of the Polar Bear Expedition 5 August 1919
Swede Risberg 13 October 1975(1975-10-13) (aged 81) Last person involved in the Black Sox Scandal 9 October 1919
Herman H. Hanneken 23 August 1986(1986-08-23) (aged 93) Last Medal of Honor recipient of the United States occupation of Haiti 1 November 1919
Olivia Hooker Living (age 103) Last survivor of the Tulsa race riot 1 June 1921
Michael von Faulhaber 12 June 1952(1952-06-12) (aged 83) Last cardinal created by Pope Benedict XV and last participant in the conclave that elected Pope Pius XI 6 February 1922
Waldemar Levy Cardoso 13 May 2009(2009-05-13) (aged 108) Last veteran of the Tenente revolts July 1922; February 1927
Vasco Bruttomesso[124] 2 January 2009(2009-01-02) (aged 105) Last participant of the March on Rome 29 October 1922
Gene Bruce[125] 6 December 2005(2005-12-06) (aged 98) Last survivor of the Honda Point Disaster 8 September 1923
Emil Klein[126] 22 February 2010(2010-02-22) (aged 104) Last participant of Adolf Hitler's unsuccessful Beer Hall Putsch 9 November 1923
Dürrüşehvar Sultan 7 February 2006(2006-02-07) (aged 92) Last member of the Imperial Ottoman Court 3 March 1924
Ivo Pavelić 22 February 2011(2011-02-22) (aged 103) Last participant in the 1924 Summer Olympics 27 July 1924
Edgar Nollner[127][128] 15 January 1999(1999-01-15) (aged 94) Last musher of the 1925 serum run to Nome 2 February 1925
Thomas J. Brewer[129] 16 August 2003(2003-08-16) (aged 82–83) Last participant in the Scopes Trial 21 July 1925
Francisco Núñez Olivera 29 January 2018(2018-01-29) (aged 113) Last veteran of the Rif War 27 May 1926
Louis de Broglie 19 March 1987(1987-03-19) (aged 94) Last attendee of the Fifth Solvay Conference 29 October 1927
Tsien Tsuen-hsuin 9 April 2015(2015-04-09) (aged 105) Last participant of the Northern Expedition 8 June 1928
Carla Marangoni 18 January 2018(2018-01-18) (aged 102) Last participant in the 1928 Summer Olympics 12 August 1928
Janet Gaynor 14 September 1984(1984-09-14) (aged 77) Last award winner of the 1st Academy Awards 16 May 1929
Binod Bihari Chowdhury[130] 10 April 2013(2013-04-10) (aged 102) Last revolutionary of the Chittagong armoury raid 18 April 1930
Norman D. Vaughan 23 December 2005(2005-12-23) (aged 100) Last member of Richard Byrd's 1928 expedition to Antarctica 18 June 1930
Francisco Varallo[131] 30 September 2010(2010-09-30) (aged 100) Last player from the 1930 FIFA World Cup in Uruguay 30 July 1930
Rachel Johnson[132] 7 April 2016(2016-04-07) (aged 93) Last St. Kildan 29 August 1930
Alfred Cook[133] 7 November 1998(1998-11-07) (aged 91) Last known survivor of the R101 disaster 5 October 1930

1931–1945

Name Death Historical event Date event ended
Alf Howard[134][135] 4 July 2010(2010-07-04) (aged 104) Last member of the BANZARE expedition to Antarctica 19 March 1931
Clarence Norris[136] 27 January 1989(1989-01-27) (aged 75–76) Last Scottsboro Boy 25 March 1931
Albert H. Wolff 21 March 1998(1998-03-21) (aged 95) Last member of the Untouchables 1931
Simone Schaller 20 October 2016(2016-10-20) (aged 104) Last participant in the 1932 Summer Olympics 14 August 1932
Josef Felder 28 October 2000(2000-10-28) (aged 100) Last Reichstag member to vote against the Nazi Enabling Act of 1933 23 March 1933
Moody E. Erwin[137] 20 October 1989(1989-10-20) (aged 85) Last survivor of the USS Akron disaster 3 April 1933
Donald L. Truesdell 23 September 1993(1993-09-23) (aged 87) Last Medal of Honor recipient of the United States occupation of Nicaragua 24 April 1934
Edd L. Miller[138] 18 September 2000(2000-09-18) (aged 87) Last witness to the shooting of Bonnie and Clyde 23 May 1934
Thomas J. Conner[139] 14 April 1997(1997-04-14) (aged 90–91) Last member of the FBI team that killed John Dillinger 22 July 1934
Jerry Edgerton[140] 14 September 2013(2013-09-14) (aged 99) Last survivor of the SS Morro Castle disaster 8 September 1934
Lü Zhengcao 13 October 2009(2009-10-13) (aged 105) Last witness of the Xi'an Incident 26 December 1936
Werner Franz[141] 13 August 2014(2014-08-13) (aged 92) Last crew member to survive the Hindenburg disaster 6 May 1937
Werner Doehner[142] Living (age 89) Last passenger to survive the Hindenburg disaster 6 May 1937
Walter Walsh 29 April 2014(2014-04-29) (aged 106) Last member of the FBI teams that captured Arthur Barker and killed Al Brady 12 October 1937
Fon Huffman 4 September 2008(2008-09-04) (aged 95) Last survivor of the USS Panay incident 12 December 1937
Jules Paivio 4 September 2013(2013-09-04) (aged 97) Last member of the Mackenzie–Papineau Battalion 21 September 1938
Con Shiels[143] 3 January 2013(2013-01-03) (aged 96) Last participant in the Jarrow March 31 October 1938
Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira 2 August 1977(1977-08-02) (aged 88) Last cardinal created by Pope Pius XI and last participant in the conclave that elected Pope Pius XII 2 March 1939
Gunther Scholz 24 October 2014(2014-10-24) (aged 102) Last member of the Condor Legion March 1939
Moon Mullen 28 February 2013(2013-02-28) (aged 96) Last member of the 1938–39 Oregon Webfoots men's basketball team, the first winner of the NCAA March Madness 27 March 1939
Delmer Berg 28 February 2016(2016-02-28) (aged 100) Last member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade 1 April 1939
Geoffrey Servante Living (age 99) Last British Spanish Civil War veteran 1 April 1939
José/Joseph Almudéver Living (age 98) Last French Spanish Civil War veteran 1 April 1939
Jerry Maren 24 May 2018(2018-05-24) (aged 98) Last adult Munchkin of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and last surviving cast member with a speaking or singing role. 25 August, 1939
Ruth Duccini 16 January 2014(2014-01-16) (aged 95) Last female adult Munchkin of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz 25 August, 1939
Arthur Smith[144] 10 December 2016(2016-12-10) (aged 93–94) Last survivor of the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak 14 October 1939
Emilio Ochoa 27 June 2007(2007-06-27) (aged 99) Last signer of the 1940 Constitution of Cuba 1 July 1940
Daniel Paul Nevot[145][146] Living (age 98) Last veteran of the Battle of Kufra 1 March 1941
Ted Briggs 4 October 2008(2008-10-04) (aged 85) Last survivor of the sinking of the HMS Hood 24 May 1941
Bernhard Heuer[147] 8 March 2018(2018-03-08) (aged 95) Last survivor of the sinking of the Bismarck 27 May 1941
Donald "Nick" Clifford[148] Living (age 97) Last worker who participated in the construction of Mount Rushmore 31 October 1941
John William Finn 27 May 2010(2010-05-27) (aged 100) Last Medal of Honor recipient from the attack on Pearl Harbor and last United States Navy recipient of World War II 7 December 1941
Joseph Langdell[149] 4 February 2015(2015-02-04) (aged 100) Last commissioned officer of the USS Arizona 7 December 1941
Lamar Crawford Sr.[150] 22 December 2011(2011-12-22) (aged 91) Last United States Marine of USS Arizona Marine Corps detachment 7 December 1941
Gerhard Klopfer 29 January 1987(1987-01-29) (aged 81) Last attendant of the Wannsee Conference 20 January 1942
David Stoliar 1 May 2014(2014-05-01) (aged 91) Last survivor of the Struma disaster 24 February 1942
Bill Bower 10 January 2011(2011-01-10) (aged 93) Last pilot of the Doolittle Raid in World War II 18 April 1942
Richard E. Cole[151] Living (age 103) Last participant of the Doolittle Raid in World War II 18 April 1942
Frank Losonsky Living (age 98) Last member of the Flying Tigers 4 July 1942
Rudolf Brazda 3 August 2011(2011-08-03) (aged 98) Last concentration camp survivor deported by Nazi Germany on charges of homosexuality 8 August 1942
Tuomas Gerdt Living (age 96) Last recipient of the Mannerheim Cross 8 September 1942
Orrel Glenn Cecil[152] 4 November 2010(2010-11-04) (aged 90) Last survivor of the sinking of the USS Juneau 13 November 1942
Havala Laula[153] 24 December 2017(2017-12-24) (aged 92) Last known member of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels during the Kokoda Track campaign 16 November 1942
Bill Sparks 1 December 2002(2002-12-01) (aged 80) Last member of the Cockleshell Heroes 12 December 1942
Joachim Rønneberg 21 October 2018(2018-10-21) (aged 99) Last officer of Operation Gunnerside 16 February 1943
Marek Edelman 2 October 2009(2009-10-02) (aged 86–87) Last leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 16 May 1943
Les Munro 4 August 2015(2015-08-04) (aged 96) Last pilot of Operation Chastise in World War II 17 May 1943
Jay Zeamer Jr. 22 March 2007(2007-03-22) (aged 88) Last Army Air Force Medal of Honor recipient and service's last surviving World War II recipient 16 June 1943
Samuel Willenberg 19 February 2016(2016-02-19) (aged 93) Last participant in the revolt at the Treblinka extermination camp 2 August 1943
Gerard Zinser[154] 21 August 2001(2001-08-21) (aged 83) Last crewman of Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 2 August 1943
Frank Ellis Sublett[155] 27 September 2006(2006-09-27) (aged 86) Last member of the Golden Thirteen March 1944
Richard Sidney Albion Churchill[156] Living (age 98)[157] Last prisoner who took part in the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III 25 March 1944
Clifford Brewer[158] 29 April 2017(2017-04-29) (aged 104) Last surgeon who participated in the Normandy landings 6 June 1944
David Wood 12 March 2009(2009-03-12) (aged 86) Last officer of Operation Deadstick during the Normandy landings 6 June 1944
Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin 8 March 2013(2013-03-08) (aged 90) Last participant of the 20 July plot to assassinate Hitler 20 July 1944
Miep Gies 11 January 2010(2010-01-11) (aged 100) Last member of the group which hid Anne Frank in the Secret Annex 4 August 1944
John Cruickshank Living (age 98) Last Victoria Cross recipient for action in World War II 1 September 1944
Bill Leibold[159] Living (age 94-95) Last survivor of the sinking of the USS Tang 25 October 1944
Charles W. Lindberg 24 June 2007(2007-06-24) (aged 86) Last Marine in the Iwo Jima Flag Raisings 23 February 1945
Hershel W. Williams Living (age 95) Last Medal of Honor recipient from the battle of Iwo Jima and last United States Marine Corps recipient of World War II 26 March 1945
Günther Schwägermann Living (age 103) Last survivor of Hitler’s Bunker 1 May 1945
Noel Jacob Wiener[160] 2015 (aged 99–100) Last witness to the German Surrender ceremony 7 May 1945
Rudolf Hess 17 August 1987(1987-08-17) (aged 93) Last cabinet member of the Third Reich 8 May 1945
Walter Scheel 24 August 2016(2016-08-24) (aged 97) Last former German president to have served in World War II 8 May 1945
Helmut Schmidt 10 November 2015(2015-11-10) (aged 96) Last former Chancellor of Germany to have served in World War II 8 May 1945
Harold Stassen 4 March 2001(2001-03-04) (aged 93) Last signer of the United Nations Charter 26 June 1945
Theodore Van Kirk 28 July 2014(2014-07-28) (aged 93) Last crew member of the Enola Gay 6 August 1945
Russell Gackenbach[161][162] Living (age 93) Last crew member of Necessary Evil 9 August 1945
Chester Nez 4 June 2014(2014-06-04) (aged 93) Last original Navajo code talker 2 September 1945
Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape 12 February 1981(1981-02-12) (aged 93) Last signer of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender 2 September 1945
Claude Choules 5 May 2011(2011-05-05) (aged 110) Last veteran of both World War I and World War II 2 September 1945
Yasuhiro Nakasone Living (age 100) Last former Japanese Prime Minister to have served in World War II 2 September 1945
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing Living (age 92) Last former French President to have served in World War II 2 September 1945
Giorgio Napolitano Living (age 93) Last former Italian President to have served in World War II 2 September 1945
George H. W. Bush Living (age 94) Last former United States President to have served in World War II 2 September 1945
Edward Heath 17 July 2005(2005-07-17) (aged 89) Last former British Prime Minister to have served in World War II 2 September 1945
Gough Whitlam 21 October 2014(2014-10-21) (aged 98) Last former Australian Prime Minister to have served in World War II 2 September 1945
Ninian Stephen 29 October 2017(2017-10-29) (aged 94) Last former Governor-General of a Commonwealth Realm to have served in World War II 2 September 1945
John Paul Stevens Living (age 98) Last former United States Supreme Court Justice to have served in World War II 2 September 1945
Edward Shames Living (age 96) Last officer of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion in World War II 30 November 1945
Joe Medicine Crow 3 April 2016(2016-04-03) (aged 102) Last war chief of the Crow Nation 1945

1946–1960

Name Death Historical event Date event ended
Kenneth Mayhew Living (age 101) Last recipient of the Military William Order for World War II 24 April 1946
Umberto II 18 March 1983(1983-03-18) (aged 78) Last King of Italy 12 June 1946
Benjamin Ferencz Living (age 99) Last prosecutor during the Nuremberg Trials 1 October 1946
Knut Haugland 25 December 2009(2009-12-25) (aged 92) Last crew member on the Kon-Tiki expedition 7 August 1947
Ring Lardner Jr. 31 October 2000(2000-10-31) (aged 85) Last member of the Hollywood Ten 25 November 1947
Clarence Beavers 4 December 2017(2017-12-04) (aged 96) Last member of the Triple Nickles 15 December 1947
Michael I 5 December 2017(2017-12-05) (aged 96) Last King of Romania 30 December 1947
Brajraj Mahapatra 30 November 2015(2015-11-30) (aged 94) Last royal to sign the merger agreement with the Indian state 1947
Maharaja Tej Singh Prabhakar 15 February 2009(2009-02-15) (aged 97) Last recipient of the Order of the Star of India 1947
Mayurdwajsinhji Meghrajji III 1 August 2010(2010-08-01) (aged 87) Last recipient of the Order of the Indian Empire 1947
Gopal Godse[163] 26 November 2005(2005-11-26) (aged 86) Last conspirator involved in the assassination of Gandhi 30 January 1948
Arieh Handler 20 May 2011(2011-05-20) (aged 95) Last witness to the signing of the Israeli Declaration of Independence 14 May 1948
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma 27 August 1979(1979-08-27) (aged 79) Last Governor-General of India 26 January 1950
Tony Rolt 6 February 2008(2008-02-06) (aged 89) Last driver in the 1950 British Grand Prix, the first World Championship Grand Prix 13 May 1950
Alcides Ghiggia 16 July 2015(2015-07-16) (aged 88) Last player in the Uruguay v Brazil (1950 FIFA World Cup) 16 July 1950
Andor Lilienthal 5 August 2010(2010-08-05) (aged 99) Last of the original FIDE chess grandmasters 1950
Bill Speakman 20 June 2018(2018-06-20) (aged 90) Last Korean War Victoria Cross recipient 4 November 1951
Andrew Fitzgerald[164] 15 November 2018(2018-11-15) (aged 86) Last Coast Guard rescuer involved in the S.S. Pendleton rescue 18 February 1952
George Lowe 20 March 2013(2013-03-20) (aged 89) Last member of the 1953 British Everest Expedition 29 May 1953
William Kelly Harrison, Jr. 29 May 1987(1987-05-29) (aged 91) Last signer of the Korean Armistice Agreement 27 July 1953
Paik Sun-yup Living (age 97) Last South Korean commander in the Korean War 27 July 1953
Rafael Cancel Miranda Living (age 88) Last perpetrator in the 1954 United States Capitol shooting incident 1 March 1954
Kenneth A. Roberts 9 May 1989(1989-05-09) (aged 76) Last wounded congressman in the 1954 United States Capitol shooting incident 1 March 1954
Zelma Henderson 20 May 2008(2008-05-20) (aged 88) Last living plaintiff in the Brown v. Board of Education case 17 May 1954
Horst Eckel Living (age 86) Last player of the 1954 FIFA World Cup Final 4 July 1954
Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington[165] 9 July 2018(2018-07-09) (aged 99) Last member of the Churchill, Eden and Macmillan ministry 7 April 1955
Maurice Faure[166] 6 March 2014(2014-03-06) (aged 92) Last signer of the Treaty of Rome 25 March 1957
Paul-Émile Léger 13 November 1991(1991-11-13) (aged 87) Last cardinal created by Pope Pius XII and last participant in the conclave that elected Pope John XXIII 28 October 1958
Bill Hastie[167] Living (age 98) Last survivor of the Knox Mine Disaster 22 January 1959
Kurt Diemberger Living (age 86) Last living person who has made the first ascents on two mountains over 8,000 metres 25 May 1960

1961–2000s

Name Death Historical event Date event ended
Antonio Imbert Barrera 31 May 2016(2016-05-31) (aged 95) Last participant in the assassination of Rafael Trujillo 30 May 1961
John Glenn 8 December 2016(2016-12-08) (aged 95) Last astronaut from Project Mercury 16 May 1963
Franz König 13 March 2004(2004-03-13) (aged 98) Last cardinal created by Pope John XXIII and last participant in the conclave that elected Pope Paul VI 21 June 1963
John Lewis Living (age 78) Last member of the Big Six and last speaker at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 28 August 1963
Clint Hill Living (age 86) Last passenger of John F. Kennedy's presidential limousine after Kennedy was shot 22 November 1963
James Ramsden Living (age 95) Last former Secretary of State for War 1 April 1964
Gerald Ford 26 December 2006(2006-12-26) (aged 93) Last member of the Warren Commission and last vice president to inherit the presidency 24 September 1964 and 9 August 1974
Alexey Leonov Living (age 84) Last member of the Voskhod programme 19 March 1965
Stylianos Pattakos 8 October 2016(2016-10-08) (aged 103) Last leader of the 1967 Greek coup d'état and subsequent military junta 21 April 1967
Walter Cunningham Living (age 86) Last crew member of Apollo 7 22 October 1968
Joe Engle Living (age 86) Last X-15 pilot 24 October 1968
Thomas P. Stafford Living (age 88) Last crew member of Apollo 10 26 May 1969
Keith Payne Living (age 85) Last Vietnam War Victoria Cross recipient and last Australian to be awarded original medal 19 September 1969
Alan Bean 26 May 2018(2018-05-26) (aged 86) Last crew member of Apollo 12 24 November 1969
James Cross Living (age 97) Last kidnapping victim of the Front de libération du Québec during the October Crisis. 5 October 1970
Jacques Rose Living (age 71) Last perperator of the October Crisis. 5 October 1970 to 28 December 1970
Edgar Mitchell 4 February 2016(2016-02-04) (aged 85) Last crew member of Apollo 14 9 February 1971
Harrison Schmitt Living (age 83) Last crew member of Apollo 17 19 December 1972
Nguyễn Văn Thiệu 29 September 2001(2001-09-29) (aged 78) Last former President of South Vietnam 30 April 1975
Khamtai Siphandon Living (age 94) Last Pathet Lao leader in the Vietnam War 30 April 1975
Yao Wenyuan[168] 23 December 2005(2005-12-23) (aged 74) Last member of China's Gang of Four 6 October 1976
Larry Newman 20 December 2010(2010-12-20) (aged 63) Last crew member of the Double Eagle II 17 August 1978
Pope Benedict XVI Living (age 91) Last cardinal created by Pope Paul VI and last participant in the conclaves that elected Popes John Paul I and Saint John Paul II 26 August and 16 October 1978
Luz Isabel Cuevas 6 May 2014(2014-05-06) (aged 91)[169] Last witness to the assassination of El Salvadorian bishop Óscar Romero 24 March 1980
Robert Crippen Living (age 81) Last crew member of STS-1, first operational flight of the Space Shuttle program 14 April 1981
Jack R. Lousma Living (age 82) Last crew member of STS-3 30 March 1982
Ken Mattingly Living (age 82) Last crew member of STS-4 4 July 1982
Stanisław Kania Living (age 91) Last leader of the Polish United Workers' Party 29 January 1990
Egon Krenz Living (age 81) Last Chairman of the State Council of East Germany 5 April 1990
Dmitri Yazov Living (age 94) Last Marshal of the Soviet Union 28 April 1990
Helmut Kohl 16 June 2017(2017-06-16) (aged 87) Last Chancellor of West Germany 3 October 1990
Stanislav Hurenko 14 April 2013(2013-04-14) (aged 76) Last First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Ukrainian SSR 1 September 1991
Mikhail Gorbachev Living (age 87) Last Head of State of the Soviet Union 25 December 1991
Václav Havel 18 December 2011(2011-12-18) (aged 75) Last former President of Czechoslovakia 31 December 1992
Cornelius Botha 6 February 2014(2014-02-06) (aged 81) Last administrator of the Natal Province 27 April 1994
F. W. de Klerk Living (age 82) Last leader of the apartheid government of South Africa and last State President 10 May 1994
Bretagne 6 June 2016(2016-06-06) (aged 16) Last rescue dog who performed rescues at the site of the World Trade Center 11 September 2001

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