Paul Tanner, 95, who played the theremin, a device made from two oscillators and an amplifier, on the Beach Boys' 1966 hit "Good Vibrations."
The Medal of Honor, to Clinton Romesha, for heroism during an October 2009 battle in eastern Afghanistan in which 53 Americans fought off more than 300 Taliban.
Stuart Freeborn, 98, makeup-effects wizard behind the apes in 2001: A Space Odyssey, who went on to design the makeup for Yoda, Chewbacca and Jabba the Hutt in the original Star Wars trilogy.
By a vote of the International Olympic Committee, to drop wrestling, a sport that was part of the ancient Games, from the 2020 Olympics.
By the English folk-rock band Mumford & Sons, the Grammy Award for Best Album for Babel; they beat out the Black Keys and Fun, who won for Best New Artist.
Charlie Morgan, 48, a warrant officer in the New Hampshire National Guard, who had battled cancer and the federal law barring military benefits for her wife Karen.