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Day History: September-20

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Events History


622 - [[Muhammad]] -and Abu Bakr arrived Medina

1058 - [[Agnes of Poitou]] -and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland.

1066 - [[Battle of Fulford]] -Viking Harald Hardrada defeats earls Morcar and Edwin, Earl of Mercia|Edwin

1187 - [[Saladin]] -begins the Siege of Jerusalem (1187)|Siege of Jerusalem.

1260 - [[Great Prussian Uprising]] -among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights.

1378 - [[Cardinal (Catholicism)|Cardinal]] -Antipope Clement VII|Robert of Geneva, called by some the "Butcher of Cesena", is elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.

1498 - [[1498 Nankai earthquake]] -generates a tsunami that washes away the building housing the statue of the Amitābha|Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan; since then the Buddha has sat in the open air.

1519 - [[Ferdinand Magellan]] -sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.

1596 - [[Diego de Montemayor]] -founds the city of Monterrey in New Spain.

1697 - [[Treaty of Ryswick]] -is signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic ending the Nine Years' War (1688–97).

1737 - [[Walking Purchase]] -which forces the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.

1792 - [[War of the First Coalition]] -at Battle of Valmy|Valmy.

1835 - [[Porto Alegre]] -then capital of the Empire of Brazil|Brazilian imperial province of Rio Grande do Sul, triggering the start of ten-year-long Ragamuffin War.

1848 - [[American Association for the Advancement of Science]] -is created.

1854 - [[Battle of Alma]] -British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.

1857 - [[Indian Rebellion of 1857]] -ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.

1860 - [[Prince of Wales]] -(later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom) visits the United States.

1863 - [[American Civil War]] -The conclusion of the Battle of Chickamauga in northwestern Georgia, the bloodiest two-day battle of the conflict, and the only significant Confederate victory in the war's Western Theater of the American Civil War|Western Theater.

1870 - [[Bersaglieri]] -' corps capture of Rome|enter Rome through the ''Porta Pia'' and complete the Italian unification|unification of Italy, ending ''de facto'' the temporal power of popes.

1871 - [[Bishop]] -John Coleridge Patteson is martyred on the island of Nukapu, a Polynesian outlier island now in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands. He is the first bishop of Melanesia.

1881 - [[President of the United States|U.S. President]] -Chester A. Arthur is sworn in, the morning after becoming President upon James A. Garfield's death.

1893 - [[Charles Duryea]] -and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.

1906 - [[Cunard Line]] -s {{RMS|Mauretania|1906|6}} is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

1909 - [[Parliament of the United Kingdom]] -passes the South Africa Act 1909, creating the Union of South Africa from the British Colonies of the Cape Colony|Cape of Good Hope, Colony of Natal|Natal, Orange River Colony, and the Transvaal Colony.

1910 - null 910-T-e ocean liner {{SS|France|1910|6}}, later known as the "Versailles of the Atlantic", is launched.

1911 - [[White Star Line]] -s {{RMS|Olympic}} collides with British warship {{HMS|Hawke|1891|6}}.

1920 - [[Spanish Legion]] -

1930 - [[Syro-Malankara Catholic Church]] -is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.

1942 - [[The Holocaust|Holocaust]] -in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days the German Schutzstaffel|SS murders at least 3,000 Jews.

1946 - [[Cannes Film Festival]] -is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.

1961 - [[Konstantinos Dovas]] -becomes List of Prime Ministers of Greece|Prime Minister of Greece.

1962 - [[James Meredith]] -an African American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.

1967 - [[John Brown & Company]] -Clydebank, Scotland. It is operated by the Cunard Line.

1970 - [[Syria]] -tanks roll into Jordan in response to continued fighting between Jordan and the fedayeen.

1971 - [[Hurricane Irene–Olivia|Hurricane Irene]] -regains enough strength to be renamed Hurricane Olivia, making it the first known hurricane to cross from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific.

1973 - [[Billie Jean King]] -beats Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes (tennis)|Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome.

1977 - [[Socialist Republic of Vietnam]] -is admitted to the United Nations.

1979 - [[coup d'état]] -' in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa|Bokasa I.

1982 - [[National Football League]] -players begin a 57-day strike.

1984 - [[embassy]] -in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.

1985 - [[Capital gains tax]] -is introduced in Australia, one of a number of tax reforms by the Hawke/Keating government.

1990 - [[South Ossetia]] -declares its independence from Georgia (country)|Georgia.

2000 - [[MI6]] -Secret Intelligence Service SIS Building|building is attacked by individuals using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile. The perpetrators remain unidentified.

2001 - [[United States Congress|Congress]] -and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "War on Terror".

2002 - [[Kolka-Karmadon rock ice slide|Kolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide]] -

2003 - [[2003 Maldives civil unrest|Maldives civil unrest]] -the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé.

2007 - [[Jena, Louisiana]] -in support of Jena Six|six black youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate.

2008 - [[dump truck]] -full of explosives Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing|detonates in front of the Marriott International|Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others.

2011 - [[don't ask, don't tell]] -policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

Famous Birthdays


524 - [[Kan B'alam I]] -Mayan ruler (d. 583)

1161 - [[Emperor Takakura]] -of Japan (d. 1181)

1486 - [[Arthur, Prince of Wales]] -(d. 1502)

1593 - [[Gottfried Scheidt]] -German organist and composer (d. 1661)

1599 - [[Christian the Younger of Brunswick]] -(d. 1623)

1608 - [[Jean-Jacques Olier]] -French priest and mystic, founded the Society of Saint-Sulpice (d. 1657)

1685 - [[Giuseppe Matteo Alberti]] -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1751)

1746 - [[Maurice Benyovszky]] -Slovak-Hungarian explorer (d. 1786)

1758 - [[Jean-Jacques Dessalines]] -Haitian emperor (d. 1806)

1778 - [[Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen]] -Russian admiral, cartographer, and explorer (d. 1852)

1800 - [[Benjamin Franklin White]] -American singer (d. 1879)

1820 - [[John F. Reynolds]] -American general (d. 1863)

1831 - [[Kate Harrington (poet)|Kate Harrington]] -American poet and educator (d. 1917)

1833 - [[Ernesto Teodoro Moneta]] -Italian soldier and journalist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1918)

1842 - [[James Dewar]] -Scottish-English chemist and physicist (d. 1923)

1844 - [[William H. Illingworth]] -American photographer (d. 1893)

1851 - [[Henry Arthur Jones]] -English playwright (d. 1929)

1853 - [[Chulalongkorn]] -Thai king (d. 1910)

1861 - [[Herbert Putnam]] -American lawyer and publisher, 8th Librarian of Congress (d. 1955)

1872 - [[Maurice Gamelin]] -French general (d. 1958)

1873 - [[Sidney Olcott]] -Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1949)

1873 - [[Ferenc Szisz]] -Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)

1878 - [[Upton Sinclair]] -American journalist and author (d. 1968)

1880 - [[Louise Peete]] -American murderer (d. 1947)

1880 - [[Ildebrando Pizzetti]] -Italian composer, musicologist and critic (d. 1968)

1884 - [[Maxwell Perkins]] -American publisher and editor (d. 1947)

1885 - [[Enrico Mizzi]] -Maltese politician, 6th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1950)

1886 - [[Charles Williams (British writer)|Charles Williams]] -English author, poet, and critic (d. 1945)

1889 - [[Oskar Kaplur]] -Estonian wrestler (d. 1962)

1889 - [[Charles Reidpath]] -American runner and general (d. 1975)

1890 - [[Linda Eenpalu]] -Estonian politician and activist (d. 1967)

1892 - [[Roy Turk]] -American songwriter (d. 1934)

1893 - [[Colin Fraser Barron]] -Scottish-Canadian soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1958)

1893 - [[Hermann Lux (footballer)|Hermann Lux]] -German footballer and manager (d. 1962)

1899 - [[Leo Strauss]] -German-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1973)

1902 - [[Stevie Smith]] -English author and poet (d. 1971)

1906 - [[Jean Dréville]] -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)

1911 - [[Shriram Sharma]] -Indian philosopher and activist (d. 1991)

1913 - [[John Collins (jazz guitarist)|John Collins]] -American guitarist (d. 2001)

1913 - [[Sidney Dillon Ripley]] -American ornithologist (d. 2001)

1914 - [[Johannes Hint]] -Estonian building engineer (d. 1985)

1914 - [[Kenneth More]] -English actor and singer (d. 1982)

1915 - [[K. H. Ting]] -Chinese bishop (d. 2012)

1916 - [[Malik Meraj Khalid]] -Pakistani politician, Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 2003)

1917 - [[Red Auerbach]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 2006)

1917 - [[Fernando Rey]] -Spanish actor (d. 1994)

1917 - [[Don Starr]] -American actor (d. 2005)

1917 - [[Clarice Taylor]] -American actress (d. 2011)

1920 - [[Alberto de Lacerda]] -Mozambican-Portuguese poet and radio host (d. 2007)

1920 - [[Jay Ward]] -American animator, producer, and screenwriter, founded Jay Ward Productions (d. 1989)

1921 - [[Chico Hamilton]] -American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 2013)

1922 - [[William Kapell]] -American pianist (d. 1953)

1923 - [[Geraldine Clinton Little]] -Irish-American poet and author (d. 1997)

1923 - [[Akkineni Nageswara Rao]] -Indian actor and producer (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Maurice Sauvé]] -Canadian economist, academic, and politician (d. 1992)

1924 - [[Gogi Grant]] -American singer and actress

1924 - [[Albert Marre]] -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)

1924 - [[Jackie Paris]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 2004)

1925 - [[James Bernard (composer)|James Bernard]] -English composer and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1925 - [[Ananda Mahidol]] -Thai king (d. 1946)

1925 - [[Bobby Nunn (doowop musician)|Bobby Nunn]] -American singer (The Coasters and The Robins) (d. 1986)

1926 - [[Libero Liberati]] -Italian motorcycle racer (d. 1962)

1927 - [[Colette Bonheur]] -Canadian singer (d. 1966)

1927 - [[John Dankworth]] -English saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 2010)

1927 - [[Red Mitchell]] -American bassist, composer, and poet (d. 1992)

1927 - [[Rachel Roberts (actress)|Rachel Roberts]] -Welsh-American actress and singer (d. 1980)

1928 - [[Olga Ferri]] -Argentinian dancer and choreographer (d. 2012)

1928 - [[Donald Hall]] -American poet, author, and critic

1928 - [[Kirsten Rolffes]] -Danish actress (d. 2000)

1929 - [[Anne Meara]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

1929 - [[Joe Temperley]] -Scottish saxophonist and clarinet player

1930 - [[Eddie Bo]] -American singer and pianist (d. 2009)

1931 - [[Cherd Songsri]] -Thai director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

1933 - [[W.B. Brydon]] -English actor

1933 - [[Steve McCall (drummer)|Steve McCall]] -American drummer (Air (jazz group)|Air) (d. 1989)

1933 - [[Dennis Viollet]] -English footballer and manager (d. 1999)

1934 - [[Alamo Christian Foundation|Tony Alamo]] -American pastor and criminal

1934 - [[Takayuki Kubota]] -Japanese-American martial artist and actor

1934 - [[Sophia Loren]] -Italian-Swiss actress and singer

1934 - [[David Marquand]] -English academic and politician

1934 - [[Jeff Morris (actor)|Jeff Morris]] -American actor (d. 2004)

1934 - [[Rajinder Puri]] -Indian cartoonist, veteran columnist and political activist (d. 2015)

1935 - [[David Pegg]] -English footballer (d. 1958)

1935 - [[Keith Roberts]] -English author and illustrator (d. 2000)

1935 - [[Jim Taylor (American football)|Jim Taylor]] -American football player and sportscaster

1936 - [[Andrew Davies (writer)|Andrew Davies]] -Welsh author, screenwriter, and producer

1936 - [[Salvador Reyes Monteón]] -Mexican footballer and manager (d. 2012)

1937 - [[Birgitta Dahl]] -Swedish politician, Minister for the Environment (Sweden)|Swedish Minister for the Environment

1937 - [[Geoffrey Dear, Baron Dear]] -English police officer

1937 - [[Garry Johnson]] -English general

1937 - [[Monica Zetterlund]] -Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005)

1938 - [[Eric Gale]] -American guitarist and producer (Stuff (band)|Stuff) (d. 1994)

1938 - [[Jane Manning]] -English soprano

1939 - [[Robert L. Gerry III]] -American businessman

1940 - [[Tarō Asō]] -Japanese politician, 92nd Prime Minister of Japan

1940 - [[William Finley (actor)|William Finley]] -American actor (d. 2012)

1940 - [[Anna Pavord]] -Welsh-English journalist and author

1941 - [[Dale Chihuly]] -American sculptor and educator

1941 - [[Jim Cullum, Jr.]] -American cornet player (Jim Cullum Jazz Band)

1941 - [[Alix de Lannoy]] -Belgian mother of Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 2012)

1941 - [[Sammy McMillan]] -Irish footballer

1942 - [[Rose Francine Rogombé]] -Gabonese lawyer and politician, List of heads of state of Gabon|President of Gabon (d. 2015)

1942 - [[Gérald Tremblay]] -Canadian businessman and politician, 41st Mayor of Montreal

1944 - [[Jeremy Child]] -English actor

1946 - [[Pete Coors]] -American businessman and politician

1946 - [[Markandey Katju]] -Indian judge

1947 - [[Billy Bang]] -American violinist and composer (d. 2011)

1947 - [[Jude Deveraux]] -American author

1947 - [[Steve Gerber]] -American author (d. 2008)

1947 - [[Wojciech Kurtyka]] -Polish mountaineer

1947 - [[Mia Martini]] -Italian singer and actress (d. 1995)

1947 - [[Chris Ortloff]] -American journalist and politician

1947 - [[Bruce Pasternack]] -American businessman

1947 - [[Patrick Poivre d'Arvor]] -French journalist and author

1948 - [[Rey Langit]] -Filipino journalist and radio host

1948 - [[George R. R. Martin]] -American author, screenwriter, and producer

1948 - [[Chuck Panozzo]] -American bass player (Styx (band)|Styx)

1948 - [[John Panozzo]] -American drummer (Styx (band)|Styx) (d. 1996)

1949 - [[Mahesh Bhatt]] -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

1949 - [[Anthony Denison]] -American actor

1949 - [[Victoria Mallory]] -American actress and singer (d. 2014)

1951 - [[Cornelia Behm]] -German politician

1951 - [[Joanna Cameron]] -American actress

1951 - [[Mike Graham (wrestler)|Mike Graham]] -American wrestler (d. 2012)

1951 - [[Guy Lafleur]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1951 - [[Javier Marías]] -Spanish journalist, author, and academic

1954 - [[Anne McIntosh]] -Scottish politician

1954 - [[Henry Samueli]] -American businessman, co-founded Broadcom

1954 - [[Brinke Stevens]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1955 - [[Betsy Brantley]] -American actress

1955 - [[José Rivero]] -Spanish golfer

1956 - [[Jennifer Tour Chayes]] -American mathematician and computer scientist

1956 - [[Gary Cole]] -American actor

1956 - [[Steve Coleman]] -American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader

1956 - [[John Harle]] -English saxophonist, composer, conductor, and producer

1956 - [[Debbi Morgan]] -American actress

1957 - [[Alannah Currie]] -New Zealand singer-songwriter (Thompson Twins)

1957 - [[Michael Hurst]] -New Zealand actor and director

1958 - [[Arn Anderson]] -American wrestler and trainer

1959 - [[Joseph Alessi]] -American classical trombonist and principal trombonist for the New York Philharmonic

1959 - [[Joanna Domańska]] -Polish pianist and educator

1960 - [[Lee Hall (playwright)|Lee Hall]] -English playwright and screenwriter

1960 - [[Dave Hemingway]] -English singer-songwriter (The Beautiful South and The Housemartins)

1960 - [[Deborah Roberts]] -American journalist

1961 - [[Lisa Bloom]] -American lawyer and journalist

1961 - [[Caroline Flint]] -English politician, Minister of State for Europe

1962 - [[Jim Al-Khalili]] -Iraqi-English physicist, author, and academic

1963 - [[Robert LaSardo]] -American actor and producer

1964 - [[Randy Bradbury]] -American bass player (Pennywise (band)|Pennywise and One Hit Wonder (band)|One Hit Wonder)

1964 - [[Maggie Cheung]] -Hong Kong actress

1965 - [[Robert Rusler]] -American actor and producer

1966 - [[Nuno Bettencourt]] -Portuguese singer-songwriter and guitarist (Extreme (band)|Extreme, Satellite Party, DramaGods, and Mourning Widows)

1966 - [[Douglas Gordon]] -Scottish photographer

1967 - [[Martin Harrison (American football)|Martin Harrison]] -American football player

1967 - [[Kristen Johnston]] -American actress

1967 - [[Alex Jordan]] -American porn actress and director (d. 1995)

1967 - [[Gunnar Nelson]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Nelson (band)|Nelson)

1967 - [[Matthew Nelson]] -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Nelson (band)|Nelson)

1968 - [[Van Jones]] -American lawyer and activist

1968 - [[Leah Pinsent]] -Canadian actress

1968 - [[Darrell Russell (dragster driver)|Darrell Russell]] -American race car driver (d. 2004)

1968 - [[Ben Shepherd]] -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Soundgarden, Hater (band)|Hater, and Wellwater Conspiracy)

1968 - [[Michelle Visage]] -American singer and radio host (Seduction (group)|Seduction)

1969 - [[Victoria Dillard]] -American actress

1969 - [[Megumi Kudo]] -Japanese wrestler

1969 - [[Patrick Pentland]] -Irish-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Sloan (band)|Sloan)

1969 - [[Tim Rogers (musician)|Tim Rogers]] -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (You Am I)

1969 - [[Richard Witschge]] -Dutch footballer

1971 - [[Todd Blackadder]] -New Zealand rugby player and coach

1971 - [[Masashi Hamauzu]] -Japanese composer

1971 - [[Henrik Larsson]] -Swedish footballer and manager

1971 - [[Dominika Peczynski]] -Swedish singer (Army of Lovers and Nouveau Riche (Swedish band)|Nouveau Riche)

1972 - [[Sergio Di Zio]] -Canadian actor

1972 - [[Victor Ponta]] -Romanian jurist and politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Romania

1972 - [[Sawa Suzuki]] -Japanese actress

1973 - [[Ronald McKinnon]] -American football player

1973 - [[Jo Pavey]] -English runner

1975 - [[Asia Argento]] -Italian actress, director, and screenwriter

1975 - [[Moon Bloodgood]] -American actress

1975 - [[Juan Pablo Montoya]] -Colombian race car driver

1975 - [[Jason Robinson (musician)|Jason Robinson]] -American saxophonist and composer (Cosmologic, Cross Border Trio, Groundation, and Trummerflora Collective)

1976 - [[Jon Bernthal]] -American actor

1976 - [[Agata Buzek]] -Polish actress

1976 - [[Yo Hitoto]] -Japanese singer

1976 - [[Yui Horie]] -Japanese voice actress and singer (Aice5)

1976 - [[Enuka Okuma]] -Canadian actress

1976 - [[Reuben Singh]] -English businessman

1977 - [[Namie Amuro]] -Japanese singer, dancer, and actress (Super Monkey's and Suite Chic)

1977 - [[Martin Horntveth]] -Norwegian drummer (Jaga Jazzist)

1977 - [[Chris Mooney (journalist)|Chris Mooney]] -American journalist and academic

1977 - [[The-Dream]] -American singer and record producer

1978 - [[Jason Bay]] -Canadian-American baseball player

1978 - [[Patrizio Buanne]] -Austrian-Italian singer-songwriter and producer

1978 - [[Héctor Camacho, Jr.]] -Puerto Rican-American boxer

1978 - [[Sarit Hadad]] -Israeli singer

1978 - [[Dante Hall]] -American football player

1978 - [[T. J. Tucker]] -American baseball player

1978 - [[Charlie Weber (actor)|Charlie Weber]] -American actor

1979 - [[Sean Davis (footballer)|Sean Davis]] -English footballer

1979 - [[Rakel Liekki]] -Finnish porn actress and journalist

1979 - [[Dan Gillespie Sells]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Feeling and Speedway (band)|Speedway)

1979 - [[Wilfried Tevoedjre]] -Beninese swimmer

1980 - [[Mariacarla Boscono]] -Italian model

1980 - [[Ryan Donowho]] -American actor and producer

1980 - [[Vladimir Karpets]] -Russian cyclist

1980 - [[Jonathan Le Billon]] -English actor

1980 - [[Mehrzad Marashi]] -Iranian-German singer

1980 - [[Madison Young]] -American porn actress and director, founded Femina Potens Art Gallery

1981 - [[Joanie Dodds]] -American model

1981 - [[Feliciano López]] -Spanish tennis player

1981 - [[David McMillan (American football)|David McMillan]] -American football player (d. 2013)

1981 - [[Ryan Tandy]] -Australian rugby player (d. 2014)

1981 - [[Jordan Tata]] -American baseball player

1982 - [[Jason Bacashihua]] -American ice hockey player

1982 - [[Aaron Burkart]] -German race car driver

1982 - [[Brian Fortuna]] -American dancer and choreographer

1982 - [[Sarah Glendening]] -American actress and singer

1982 - [[Costa Pantazis]] -Cypriot-English songwriter and producer

1982 - [[Athanasios Tsigas]] -Greek footballer

1983 - [[A-Lin]] -Taiwanese singer-songwriter

1983 - [[Jon Barnes]] -English racing driver

1983 - [[Jessica Alonso Bernardo]] -Spanish handball player

1983 - [[Yuna Ito]] -American-Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

1983 - [[Freya Ross]] -Scottish runner

1983 - [[Ángel Sánchez (infielder)|Ángel Sánchez]] -Puerto Rican baseball player

1984 - [[Brian Joubert]] -French figure skater

1984 - [[Belén Rodríguez]] -Argentinian model, actress, and television host

1985 - [[Tessanne Chin]] -Jamaican-American singer

1985 - [[Ian Desmond]] -American baseball player

1985 - [[Mami Yamasaki]] -Japanese model and actress

1986 - [[Aldis Hodge]] -American actor

1987 - [[Gain (singer)|Gain]] -South Korean singer and actress (Brown Eyed Girls)

1987 - [[Jack Lawless]] -American drummer (Ocean Grove (band)|Ocean Grove)

1987 - [[Sarah Natochenny]] -American voice actress

1987 - [[Tito Tebaldi]] -Italian rugby player

1988 - [[Sergei Bobrovsky]] -Russian ice hockey player

1988 - [[Arisa Sato (model)|Arisa Sato]] -Japanese model and weather caster

1990 - [[Marilou]] -Canadian singer

1990 - [[Erich Gonzales]] -Filipino actress

1990 - [[Phillip Phillips]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1990 - [[John Tavares (ice hockey)|John Tavares]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1991 - [[Génesis Carmona]] -Venezuelan model (d. 2014)

1991 - [[Isaac Cofie]] -Ghanaian footballer

1991 - [[Spencer Locke]] -American actress

1992 - [[Amidu Salifu]] -Ghanaian footballer

1992 - [[Michał Żyro]] -Polish footballer

1995 - [[Laura Dekker]] -Dutch sailor

1995 - [[Sammi Hanratty]] -American actress and singer

1996 - [[Ioana Loredana Roșca]] -Romanian tennis player

History of Deaths


1246 - [[Michael of Chernigov]] -(b. 1185)

1328 - [[Ibn Taymiyyah]] -Syrian theologian and scholar (b. 1263)

1384 - [[Louis I, Duke of Anjou]] -(b. 1339)

1460 - [[Gilles Binchois]] -Flemish composer (b. 1400)

1586 - [[John Ballard]] -English priest

1586 - [[Chidiock Tichborne]] -English poet (b. 1558)

1590 - [[Lodovico Agostini]] -Italian priest, composer, and scholar (b. 1534)

1625 - [[Heinrich Meibom (poet)|Heinrich Meibom]] -German historian and poet (b. 1555)

1627 - [[Jan Gruter]] -Dutch critic and scholar (b. 1560)

1630 - [[Claudio Saracini]] -Italian lute player and composer (b. 1586)

1639 - [[Johannes Meursius]] -Dutch historian and scholar (b. 1579)

1643 - [[Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland]] -English soldier and politician, Secretary of State (England)|Secretary of State for England (b. 1610)

1684 - [[Kim Seok-ju]] -Korean scholar and politician (b. 1634)

1721 - [[Thomas Doggett]] -Irish actor (b. 1640)

1793 - [[Fletcher Christian]] -English lieutenant (b. 1764)

1803 - [[Robert Emmet]] -Irish commander (b. 1780)

1815 - [[Nicolas Desmarest]] -French geologist and scholar (b. 1725)

1839 - [[Sir Thomas Hardy, 1st Baronet]] -English admiral (b. 1769)

1840 - [[José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia]] -Paraguayan lawyer and politician, Consul of Paraguay (b. 1766)

1845 - [[Matvei Gedenschtrom]] -Russian explorer (b. 1780)

1852 - [[Philander Chase]] -American bishop and educator, founded Kenyon College (b. 1775)

1855 - [[José Trinidad Reyes]] -Honduran priest and educator (b. 1797)

1855 - [[Harvey Putnam]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1793)

1863 - [[Jacob Grimm]] -German philologist, jurist, and author (b. 1785)

1884 - [[Leopold Fitzinger]] -Austrian zoologist and author (b. 1802)

1898 - [[Theodor Fontane]] -German author and poet (b. 1819)

1906 - [[Robert R. Hitt]] -American politician, 13th United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1834)

1908 - [[Pablo de Sarasate]] -Spanish violinist and composer (b. 1844)

1927 - [[George Nichols (actor)|George Nichols]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1864)

1930 - [[Gombojab Tsybikov]] -Russian anthropologist and explorer (b. 1873)

1932 - [[John Ellis (executioner)|John Ellis]] -English hairdresser and newsagent who served as one of the United Kingdom's executioners (b. 1874)

1932 - [[Wovoka]] -American religious leader, founded the Ghost Dance|Ghost Dance Movement (b. 1856)

1933 - [[Annie Besant]] -English theosophist and activist (b. 1847)

1939 - [[Paul Bruchési]] -Canadian archbishop (b. 1855)

1945 - [[Augusto Tasso Fragoso]] -Brazilian politician (b. 1869)

1945 - [[William Seabrook]] -American occultist, journalist, and explorer (b. 1884)

1945 - [[Jack Thayer]] -American survivor of the Sinking of the RMS Titanic (b. 1894)

1945 - [[Eduard Wirths]] -German physician (b. 1909)

1946 - [[Raimu]] -French actor (b. 1883)

1947 - [[Fiorello H. La Guardia]] -American politician, 99th Mayor of New York City (b. 1882)

1947 - [[Jantina Tammes]] -Dutch plant biologist (b. 1871)

1948 - [[Husain Salaahuddin]] -Maldivian poet and scholar (b. 1881)

1957 - [[Heino Kaski]] -Finnish pianist and composer (b. 1885)

1957 - [[Jean Sibelius]] -Finnish composer (b. 1865)

1958 - [[Oscar O'Brien]] -Canadian priest, pianist, and composer (b. 1892)

1962 - [[Oskar Kaplur]] -Estonian wrestler (b. 1889)

1970 - [[Alexandros Othonaios]] -Greek general and politician, 126h Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1879)

1971 - [[Giorgos Seferis]] -Greek poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)

1972 - [[Pierre-Henri Simon]] -French historian and author (b. 1903)

1973 - [[Jim Croce]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)

1973 - [[Ben Webster]] -American saxophonist (b. 1909)

1975 - [[Saint-John Perse]] -French poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

1979 - [[Ludvík Svoboda]] -Czech general and politician, 8th President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1895)

1980 - [[Hayashiya Sanpei I]] -Japanese actor (b. 1925)

1984 - [[Steve Goodman]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)

1985 - [[Helen MacInnes]] -Scottish-American librarian and author (b. 1907)

1985 - [[Ruhi Su]] -Turkish singer-songwriter and bağlama player (b. 1912)

1987 - [[Michael Stewart (playwright)|Michael Stewart]] -American playwright and composer (b. 1924)

1989 - [[Richie Ginther]] -American race car driver (b. 1930)

1992 - [[Reuben Kadish]] -American artist and educator (b. 1913)

1993 - [[Erich Hartmann]] -German soldier and pilot (b. 1922)

1994 - [[Abioseh Nicol]] -Sierra Leonean physician, academic, and diplomat (b. 1924)

1994 - [[Jule Styne]] -English-American composer (b. 1905)

1996 - [[Paul Erdős]] -Hungarian-Polish mathematician and academic (b. 1913)

1996 - [[Reuben Kamanga]] -Zambian politician, 1st Vice President of Zambia (b. 1929)

1996 - [[Max Manus]] -Norwegian lieutenant (b. 1914)

1996 - [[Paul Weston]] -American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1912)

1997 - [[Matt Christopher]] -American author (b. 1917)

1997 - [[Nick Traina]] -American singer-songwriter (Link 80) (b. 1978)

1998 - [[Muriel Humphrey Brown]] -American politician, 28th Second Lady of the United States (b. 1912)

1999 - [[Raisa Gorbachova]] -Russian wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1932)

1999 - [[Robert Lebel (ice hockey)|Robert Lebel]] -Canadian businessman (b. 1905)

2000 - [[Gherman Titov]] -Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1935)

2002 - [[Sergei Bodrov, Jr.]] -Russian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1971)

2003 - [[Gordon Mitchell]] -American bodybuilder and actor (b. 1923)

2003 - [[Simon Muzenda]] -Zimbabwe politician, 1st Vice President of Zimbabwe (b. 1922)

2003 - [[Gareth Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn]] -Welsh lawyer and politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1941)

2004 - [[Brian Clough]] -English footballer and manager (b. 1935)

2004 - [[Townsend Hoopes]] -American soldier and historian (b. 1922)

2004 - [[Kalmer Tennosaar]] -Estonian singer and journalist (b. 1928)

2005 - [[Simon Wiesenthal]] -Ukrainian-Austrian holocaust survivor (b. 1908)

2006 - [[Armin Jordan]] -Swiss conductor (b. 1932)

2006 - [[Sven Nykvist]] -Swedish director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1922)

2006 - [[John W. Peterson]] -American pilot and songwriter (b. 1921)

2007 - [[Johnny Gavin (footballer)|Johnny Gavin]] -Irish footballer (b. 1928)

2010 - [[Kenny McKinley]] -American football player (b. 1987)

2010 - [[Leonard Skinner]] -American soldier and educator (b. 1933)

2011 - [[Oscar Handlin]] -American historian and author (b. 1915)

2011 - [[Burhanuddin Rabbani]] -Afghan politician, 10th President of Afghanistan (b. 1940)

2012 - [[Fortunato Baldelli]] -Italian cardinal (b. 1935)

2012 - [[Richard H. Cracroft]] -American academic and author (b. 1936)

2012 - [[Ulla Lock]] -Danish actress (b. 1934)

2012 - [[Dinesh Thakur]] -Indian actor and director (b. 1947)

2012 - [[Tereska Torrès]] -French author (b. 1920)

2013 - [[Carolyn Cassady]] -American-English author (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Robert W. Ford]] -English diplomat (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Robert L. Reymond]] -American theologian and author (b. 1932)

2013 - [[Angelo Savoldi]] -Italian-American wrestler and promoter (b. 1914)

2013 - [[James B. Vaught]] -American general (b. 1926)

2013 - [[Gilles Verlant]] -Belgian journalist and critic (b. 1957)

2014 - [[Anatoly Berezovoy]] -Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1942)

2014 - [[Polly Bergen]] -American actress and singer (b. 1930)

2014 - [[Rob Bironas]] -American football player (b. 1978)

2014 - [[Pino Cerami]] -Italian-Belgian cyclist (b. 1922)

2014 - [[Takako Doi]] -Japanese scholar and politician (b. 1928)

2014 - [[Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg]] -(b. 1923)

2014 - [[Eric the Midget]] -American radio host and actor (b. 1975)

2014 - [[George Sluizer]] -French-Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)

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