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Day History: September-23

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


1122- Pope Callixtus II -and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor|Henry V agree to the Concordat of Worms to put an end to the Investiture Controversy.

1338-The Battle of Arnemuiden -was the first naval battle of the Hundred Years' War and the first naval battle using artillery, as the English ship Christofer had three cannon and one hand gun.

1409- Battle of Kherlen -the second significant victory over Ming China by the Mongols since 1368.

1459- Battle of Blore Heath -the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, is fought at Blore Heath in Staffordshire.

1568- Spanish Empire|Spanish -naval forces rout an Kingdom of England|English fleet, under the command of John Hawkins (naval commander)|John Hawkins, at the Battle of San Juan de Ulúa (1568)|Battle of San Juan de Ulúa near Veracruz.

1641-The '' Merchant Royal -', carrying a treasure worth over a billion US dollars, is lost at sea off Land's End.

1642-First commencement exercises occur at Harvard College -

1779- American Revolution -John Paul Jones on board the {{USS|Bonhomme Richard|1765|6}} wins the Battle of Flamborough Head.

1780-American Revolution: British Major John André -is arrested as a espionage|spy by American soldiers exposing Benedict Arnold's change of sides.

1803- Second Anglo-Maratha War -Battle of Assaye between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire in India.

1806- Lewis and Clark Expedition|Lewis and Clark -return to St. Louis, Missouri|St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

1821- Siege of Tripolitsa|Tripolitsa -Greece, is captured by Greek rebels during the Greek War of Independence.

1845-The New York Knickerbockers|Knickerbockers Baseball Club -the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, is founded in New York.

1846-Astronomers Urbain Le Verrier|Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier -John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle collaborate on the discovery of Neptune.

1868- Grito de Lares -("Lares Revolt") occurs in Puerto Rico against Spanish rule.

1889-'' Nintendo -' Koppai (Later ''Nintendo'' Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.

1899-American Asiatic Squadron -destroys a Filipino battery at the ''Battle of Olongapo''.

1905-Norway and Sweden sign the " Karlstad -treaty", peacefully Dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in 1905|dissolving the Union between Sweden and Norway|Union between the two countries.

1908- University of Alberta -in Alberta, Canada, is founded.

1909-'' The Phantom of the Opera -' (original title: ''Le Fantôme de l'Opéra''), a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux, is first published as a serialization in ''Le Gaulois''.

1911-Pilot Earle Ovington -makes the first official airmail delivery in America under the authority of the United States Post Office Department

1913- Roland Garros (aviator)|Roland Garros -of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael France to Bizerte, Tunisia).

1932-The Kingdom of Hejaz -and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

1936-First ascent of Siniolchu -by a German team.

1938-Mobilization of the Czechoslovakia|Czechoslovak -army in response to the Munich Agreement|Munich Crisis.

1942- World War II -The Actions along the Matanikau (September – October 1942)|Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins U.S. Marines attack Japanese units along the Matanikau River.

1943-World War II: The Nazi Germany|Nazi -puppet state the Italian Social Republic is founded.

1950-Korean War: The Battle of Hill 282 -the first US friendly-fire incident on British military personnel since World War II occurred.

1952- Richard Nixon -makes his "Checkers speech".

1959-Iowa farmer and corn breeder Roswell Garst -hosts Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev.

1959-The {{MS|Princess of Tasmania}}, Australia's first passenger roll-on/roll-off -Diesel engine|diesel ferry, makes her maiden voyage across Bass Strait.

1962-The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts -opens in New York City.

1969-The Chicago Seven|Chicago Eight -trial opens in Chicago.

1973- Juan Perón -returns to power in Argentina.

1983- Saint Kitts and Nevis -joins the United Nations.

1983- Gerrie Coetzee -of South Africa becomes the first African boxing world heavyweight champion.

1983- Gulf Air Flight 771 -is bombed, killing all 117 people on board.

1986- Jim Deshaies -of the Houston Astros sets the major-league record by striking out the first eight batters of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This record was tied by Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets on September 15, 2014 against the Miami Marlins.

1988- José Canseco -of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40–40 club.

1992-A large Provisional Irish Republican Army -bomb destroys forensic laboratories in Belfast.

1999- Celebrate Bisexuality Day -was first observed in the United States.

1999- NASA -announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

2002-The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox -("Phoenix 0.1") is released.

2004- Hurricane Jeanne -At least 1,070 in Haiti are reported to have been killed by floods.

2008- Kauhajoki school shooting -Matti Saari kills 10 people before committing suicide.

Famous Birthdays


63 BC- Augustus -Roman emperor (d. 14)

1158- Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany -(d. 1186)

1215- Kublai Khan -Mongolian emperor (d. 1294)

1434- Yolande of Valois -(d. 1478)

1598- Eleonora Gonzaga (1598–1655)|Eleonore Gonzaga -Italian wife of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1655)

1642- Giovanni Maria Bononcini -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1678)

1647- Joseph Dudley -American politician, List of colonial governors of Massachusetts|Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1720)

1650- Jeremy Collier -English bishop and theologian (d. 1726)

1713- Ferdinand VI of Spain -(d. 1759)

1740- Empress Go-Sakuramachi -of Japan (d. 1813)

1759- Marie Clotilde of France -(d. 1802)

1771- Emperor Kōkaku -of Japan (d. 1840)

1778- Mariano Moreno -Argentinian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1811)

1781- Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld -(d. 1860)

1791- Johann Franz Encke -German astronomer and academic (d. 1865)

1791- Theodor Körner (author)|Theodor Körner -German soldier and author (d. 1813)

1800- William Holmes McGuffey -American educator and author (d. 1873)

1819- Hippolyte Fizeau -French physicist and academic (d. 1896)

1838- Victoria Woodhull -American journalist and activist (d. 1927)

1852- William Stewart Halsted -American physician and surgeon (d. 1922)

1853- Princess Marie Elisabeth of Saxe-Meiningen -(d. 1923)

1861- Robert Bosch -German engineer and businessman, founded Robert Bosch GmbH (d. 1942)

1863- Mary Church Terrell -American author and activist (d. 1954)

1865- Emma Orczy -Hungarian-English author and playwright (d. 1947)

1869- Typhoid Mary -Irish-American carrier of Typhoid fever (d. 1938)

1876- Moshe Zvi Segal -Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 1968)

1877- Léon Sée -French fencer (d. 1960)

1880- John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr -Scottish biologist, physician, and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

1889- Walter Lippmann -American journalist and publisher, co-founded ''The New Republic'' (d. 1974)

1890- Friedrich Paulus -German general (d. 1957)

1893- Cläre Lotto -German actress (d. 1952)

1895- Miron Merzhanov -Russian architect and engineer (d. 1975)

1895- Johnny Mokan -American baseball player (d. 1985)

1897- Walter Pidgeon -Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1984)

1898- Les Haylen -Australian journalist and politician (d. 1977)

1898- Jadwiga Smosarska -Polish actress (d. 1971)

1899- Tom C. Clark -American lawyer and judge, 59th Attorney General of the United States (d. 1977)

1899- Louise Nevelson -Ukrainian-American sculptor (d. 1988)

1900- Bill Stone -English soldier (d. 2009)

1901- Jaroslav Seifert -Czech poet and journalist, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

1902- Su Buqing -Chinese mathematician and academic (d. 2003)

1905- Tiny Bradshaw -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1958)

1906- Bardu Ali -American singer and guitarist (d. 1995)

1906- Charles Ritchie (diplomat)|Charles Ritchie -Canadian diplomat, High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom (d. 1995)

1907- Albert Ammons -American pianist (d. 1949)

1907- Anne Desclos -French journalist and author (d. 1998)

1907- Nicola Moscona -Greek opera singer (d. 1975)

1907- Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza -(d. 1976)

1908- Ramdhari Singh Dinkar -Indian poet, academic, and politician (d. 1974)

1909- Lorenc Antoni -Kosovo-Albanian composer and conductor (d. 1991)

1910- Jakob Streit -Swiss anthroposophist and author (d. 2009)

1911- Frank Moss (politician)|Frank Moss -American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)

1912- Ghulam Mustafa Khan -Pakistani linguist, author, and critic (d. 2005)

1912- Tony Smith (sculptor)|Tony Smith -American sculptor and educator (d. 1980)

1913- Carl-Henning Pedersen -Danish painter and sculptor (d. 2007)

1914- Omar Ali Saifuddien III -Bruneian sultan (d. 1986)

1915- Julius Baker -American flute player and educator (d. 2003)

1915- Clifford Shull -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)

1916- Aldo Moro -Italian politician, 39th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1978)

1920- Mickey Rooney -American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1923- Vello Helk -Estonian-Danish historian and author (d. 2014)

1923- Margaret Pellegrini -American actress and dancer (d. 2013)

1924- Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal -Nicaraguan journalist and publisher (d. 1978)

1925- Eleonora Rossi Drago -Italian actress (d. 2007)

1925- Denis C. Twitchett -English historian and scholar (d. 2006)

1926- André Cassagnes -French toy maker, created the Etch A Sketch (d. 2013)

1926- John Coltrane -American saxophonist and composer (Miles Davis Quintet) (d. 1967)

1926- Jimmy Woode -American bassist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band) (d. 2005)

1927- Mighty Joe Young (musician)|Mighty Joe Young -American singer and guitarist (d. 1999)

1928- Frank Foster (musician)|Frank Foster -American saxophonist and composer (d. 2011)

1928- Roger Grimsby -American journalist and actor (d. 1995)

1929- Wally Whyton -English singer-songwriter (The Vipers Skiffle Group) (d. 1997)

1930- Sehba Akhtar -Pakistani poet and songwriter (d. 1996)

1930- Colin Blakely -Irish-English actor (d. 1987)

1930- Ray Charles -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2004)

1931- Hilly Kristal -American businessman, founded CBGB (d. 2007)

1931- Stan Lynde -American author and illustrator (d. 2013)

1931- Gerald Merrithew -Canadian educator and politician (d. 2004)

1932- Georg Keßler -German footballer and manager

1935- Prem Chopra -Pakistani-Indian actor

1935- Les McCann -American singer and pianist

1935- Ron Tindall -English-Australian footballer, cricketer, and manager (d. 2012)

1935- Arland D. Williams, Jr. -American passenger on Air Florida Flight 90 (d. 1982)

1936- Valentín Paniagua -Peruvian lawyer and politician, 91st President of Peru (d. 2006)

1936- Sylvain Saudan -Swiss skier

1936- Tareq Suheimat -Jordanian physician, general, and politician

1937- Jacques Poulin -Canadian author

1938- Tom Lester -American actor and producer

1938- Romy Schneider -Austrian-French actress and singer (d. 1982)

1939- Henry Blofeld -English cricketer and journalist

1939- Roy Buchanan -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Snakestretchers) (d. 1988)

1939- Janusz Gajos -Polish actor

1939- Joan Hanham, Baroness Hanham -English politician

1939- Sonny Vaccaro -American businessman

1940- Tim Rose -American singer-songwriter and banjo player (The Big 3 (folk group)|The Big 3) (d. 2002)

1940- Mohammad-Reza Shajarian -Iranian singer-songwriter

1940- Michel Temer -Brazilian lawyer and politician, 25th Vice President of Brazil

1941- George Jackson (Black Panther)|George Jackson -American activist and author, co-founded the Black Guerrilla Family (d. 1971)

1941- Simon Nolet -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1941- Norma Winstone -English singer-songwriter

1942- Sila María Calderón -Puerto Rican businesswoman and politician, 12th Secretary of State of Puerto Rico

1942- Colin Low, Baron Low of Dalston -Scottish scholar and politician

1943- Tanuja -Indian actress

1943- Julio Iglesias -Spanish singer-songwriter

1943- Marty Schottenheimer -American football player and coach

1944- Eric Bogle -Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1944- Richard Lambert -English journalist and academic

1945- Ron Bushy -American drummer (Iron Butterfly)

1945- Igor Ivanov -Russian politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Russia)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia

1945- Paul Petersen -American actor and singer

1946- Franz Fischler -Austrian politician

1946- Genista McIntosh, Baroness McIntosh -English politician

1946- Anne Wheeler -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

1947- Christian Bordeleau -Canadian ice hockey player

1947- Mary Kay Place -American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter

1947- Neal Smith (drummer)|Neal Smith -American drummer and songwriter (Plasmatics)

1948- Don Grolnick -American pianist and composer (Ten Wheel Drive) (d. 1996)

1948- Dan Toler -American guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band and Gregg Allman Band) (d. 2013)

1949- Floella Benjamin, Baroness Benjamin -Trinidadian-English actress, academic, and politician

1949- Jerry B. Jenkins -American author

1949- Bruce Springsteen -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (E Street Band and Steel Mill)

1949- Kostas Tournas -Greek singer-songwriter

1950- George Garzone -American saxophonist and educator

1951- Steven Springer -American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2012)

1952- Mark Bego -American author

1952- Dennis Lamp -American baseball player

1952- Jim Morrison (baseball)|Jim Morrison -American baseball player and manager

1952- Peter Schrank -Swiss-English cartoonist

1953- Nicholas Witchell -English journalist

1954- Charlie Barnett (comedian)|Charlie Barnett -American actor (d. 1996)

1954- Cherie Blair -English lawyer and academic, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1956- Peter David -American author, actor, and screenwriter

1956- Paolo Rossi -Italian footballer

1957- Rosalind Chao -American actress

1957- Tony Fossas -Cuban-American baseball player and coach

1957- Kumar Sanu -Indian singer-songwriter

1958- Danielle Dax -English singer-songwriter and producer (Lemon Kittens)

1958- Khaled El Sheikh -Bahraini singer-songwriter

1958- Marvin Lewis -American football player and coach

1958- Larry Mize -American golfer

1959- Jason Alexander -American actor, singer, director, and producer

1959- Frank Cottrell Boyce -English author and screenwriter

1959- Martin Page -English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Q-Feel)

1959- Elizabeth Peña -American actress and director (d. 2014)

1959- Karen Pierce -English diplomat

1960- Luis Moya -Spanish race car driver

1961- Lesley Fitz-Simons -Scottish actress (d. 2013)

1961- Chi McBride -American actor and singer

1961- William C. McCool -American commander, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)

1962- Deborah Orr -Scottish journalist

1963- Anne-Marie Cadieux -Canadian actress, director, and screenwriter

1963- Alex Proyas -Egyptian-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

1964- Clayton Blackmore -Welsh footballer and manager

1964- Koshi Inaba -Japanese singer-songwriter (B'z)

1964- Larry Krystkowiak -American basketball player and coach

1964- Katie Mitchell -English director and producer

1964- Bill Phillips (author)|Bill Phillips -American businessman and author

1966- Pete Harnisch -American baseball player

1966- LisaRaye McCoy-Misick -American actress and fashion designer

1967- Hilary Andersson -American-English journalist

1967- Chris Wilder -English footballer and manager

1968- Yvette Fielding -English actress and producer

1968- Adam Price -Welsh politician

1969- Donald Audette -Canadian ice hockey player

1969- Patrick Fiori -French singer-songwriter

1969- Tapio Laukkanen -Finnish race car driver

1969- Jan Suchopárek -Czech footballer and manager

1970- Lucia Cifarelli -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (KMFDM, MDFMK, KGC (band)|KGC, Schwein, and Drill (band)|Drill)

1970- Ani DiFranco -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1970- Giorgos Koltsidas -Greek footballer

1971- Moin Khan -Pakistani cricketer and coach

1971- Lee Mi-yeon -South Korean actress

1971- Eric Montross -American basketball player and sportscaster

1972- Sarah Bettens -Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist (K's Choice)

1972- Ana Marie Cox -American author and blogger

1972- Jermaine Dupri -American rapper and producer

1972- Shim Eun-ha -South Korean actress

1972- Karl Pilkington -English actor and producer

1973- Ingrid Fliter -Argentinian pianist

1973- Vangelis Krios -Greek footballer and coach

1973- Artim Šakiri -Macedonian footballer and manager

1974- Matt Hardy -American wrestler

1974- Harumi Inoue -Japanese swimmer and actress

1975- Jaime Bergman -American model and actress

1975- Layzie Bone -American rapper and actor (Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Bone Brothers, and Mo Thugs)

1975- Kim Dong-moon -South Korean badminton player

1975- Chris Hawkins -English journalist and producer

1975- Eric Miller (rugby union)|Eric Miller -Irish rugby player, footballer, and coach

1976- Sarah Blasko -Australian singer-songwriter and producer

1976- Katarina Čas -Slovenian actress

1976- Faune A. Chambers -American actress

1976- Rob James-Collier -English model and actor

1976- Kip Pardue -American actor

1976- Volodymyr Sydorenko -Ukrainian boxer

1977- Matthieu Descoteaux -Canadian ice hockey player

1977- Dmitri Kulikov (footballer)|Dmitri Kulikov -Estonian footballer

1977- Fabio Ongaro -Italian rugby player

1977- Brett Prebble -Australian jockey

1977- Suzanne Tamim -Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2008)

1977- Rachael Yamagata -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1978- Benjamin Curtis (musician)|Benjamin Curtis -American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter (Secret Machines, School of Seven Bells, Tripping Daisy, and UFOFU) (d. 2013)

1978- Anthony Mackie -American actor

1978- Worm Miller -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1978- Keri Lynn Pratt -American actress

1979- Ricky Davis -American basketball player

1979- Bryant McKinnie -American football player

1979- Fábio Simplício -Brazilian footballer

1979- Lote Tuqiri -Fijian-Australian rugby player

1980- Cameron Litvack -American screenwriter and producer

1980- Syu -Japanese guitarist

1980- Matt White (musician)|Matt White -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1981- Robert Doornbos -Dutch race car driver

1981- Natalie Horler -German singer (Cascada and Siria)

1981- Helen Richardson-Walsh -English field hockey player

1981- Misti Traya -American actress

1982- Mait Künnap -Estonian tennis player

1982- Shyla Stylez -Canadian porn actress

1982- Alyssa Sutherland -Australian-American actress and model

1983- Shane del Rosario -American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (d. 2013)

1983- Märt Israel -Estonian discus thrower

1983- Joffrey Lupul -Canadian ice hockey player

1983- Regan Smith -American race car driver

1984- Patrick Ehelechner -German ice hockey player

1984- Kate French -American actress

1984- Matt Kemp -American baseball player

1984- Anneliese van der Pol -Dutch-American actress and singer

1985- Brian Brohm -American football player

1985- Joba Chamberlain -American baseball player

1985- Maki Goto -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress (Morning Musume, Nochiura Natsumi, Petitmoni, Gomattō, and Def.Diva)

1985- Chris Johnson (running back)|Chris Johnson -American football player

1985- Hossein Ka'abi -Iranian footballer

1985- Lukáš Kašpar -Czech ice hockey player

1986- Martin Cranie -English footballer

1987- Skylar Astin -American actor and singer

1987- Trinidad James -Trinidadian-American rapper

1988- Juan Martín del Potro -Argentinian tennis player

1988- Shanaze Reade -English BMX rider

1988- Anthony Straker -English footballer

1988- Yannick Weber -Swiss ice hockey player

1989- Brandon Jennings -American basketball player

1989- Mara Scherzinger -German actress

1990- Agustín Sierra -Argentinian actor and singer

1991- Key (singer)|Key -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Shinee and Toheart (band)|Toheart)

1991- Melanie Oudin -American tennis player

1996- Lee Hi -South Korean singer

History of Deaths


1193- Robert de Sablé -French knight

1241- Snorri Sturluson -Icelandic historian, poet, and politician (b. 1178)

1390- John I, Duke of Lorraine -(b. 1346)

1535- Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg -(b. 1513)

1571- John Jewel -English bishop (b. 1522)

1573- Azai Hisamasa -Japanese warlord (b. 1524)

1605- Pontus de Tyard -French priest and poet (b. 1521)

1675- Valentin Conrart -French author (b. 1603)

1728- Christian Thomasius -German jurist and philosopher (b. 1655)

1738- Herman Boerhaave -Dutch botanist and physician (b. 1668)

1764- Robert Dodsley -English poet and playwright (b. 1703)

1773- Johan Ernst Gunnerus -Norwegian bishop and botanist (b. 1718)

1789- John Rogers (Continental Congress)|John Rogers -American lawyer and politician (b. 1723)

1830- Elizabeth Monroe -American wife of James Monroe, 5th First Lady of the United States (b. 1768)

1835- Vincenzo Bellini -Italian composer (b. 1801)

1851- Émilie Gamelin -Canadian nun, founded the Sisters of Providence (Montreal, Quebec)|Sisters of Providence (b. 1800)

1846- John Ainsworth Horrocks -English-Australian explorer (b. 1818)

1850- José Gervasio Artigas -Uruguayan general and politician (b. 1764)

1867- Michael O'Laughlen -American conspirator (b. 1840)

1870- Prosper Mérimée -French archaeologist and historian (b. 1803)

1871- Louis-Joseph Papineau -Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1786)

1873- Jean Chacornac -French astronomer (b. 1823)

1877- Urbain Le Verrier -French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1811)

1889- Wilkie Collins -English author and playwright (b. 1824)

1900- William Marsh Rice -American businessman, founded Rice University (b. 1816)

1913- Donato Álvarez -Argentinian general (b. 1825)

1917- Werner Voss -German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)

1929- Richard Adolf Zsigmondy -Austrian-German chemist, physicist, and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

1939- Sigmund Freud -Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (b. 1856)

1940- Hale Holden -American businessman (b. 1869)

1940- Marcel Van Crombrugge -Belgian rower (b. 1880)

1943- Salvo D'Acquisto -Italian soldier (b. 1920)

1943- Elinor Glyn -English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1864)

1944- Jakob Schaffner -Swiss author (b. 1875)

1950- Sam Barry -American basketball player and coach (b. 1892)

1958- Jacob Nicol -Canadian lawyer, publisher, and politician (b. 1876)

1967- Stanislaus Zbyszko -Polish wrestler and strongman (b. 1879)

1968- Pio of Pietrelcina -Italian priest and saint (b. 1887)

1970- Bourvil -French actor and singer (b. 1917)

1971- James Waddell Alexander II -American mathematician and topologist (b. 1888)

1971- Billy Gilbert -American actor and singer (b. 1894)

1973- Pablo Neruda -Chilean poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

1974- Cliff Arquette -American actor and singer (b. 1905)

1974- Robbie McIntosh (drummer)|Robbie McIntosh -Scottish drummer (Average White Band and The Senate (band)|The Senate) (b. 1950)

1978- Lyman Bostock -American baseball player (b. 1950)

1979- Catherine Lacey -English actress (b. 1904)

1981- Chief Dan George -Canadian actor, author, and poet (b. 1899)

1987- Bob Fosse -American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (b. 1927)

1988- Tibor Sekelj -Hungarian-Serbian explorer and author (b. 1912)

1992- Ivar Ivask -Estonian poet and scholar (b. 1927)

1992- Glendon Swarthout -American author (b. 1918)

1992- James Van Fleet -American general (b. 1892)

1994- Jerry Barber -American golfer (b. 1916)

1994- Robert Bloch -American author (b. 1917)

1994- Madeleine Renaud -French actress (b. 1900)

1997- Natalie Savage Carlson -American author (b. 1906)

1998- Ray Bowden -English footballer (b. 1909)

1998- Mary Frann -American actress (b. 1943)

1999- Ivan Goff -Australian-American screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)

2000- Aurelio Rodríguez -Mexican baseball player and manager (b. 1947)

2000- Carl Rowan -American journalist and author (b. 1925)

2001- Ron Hewitt -Welsh footballer (b. 1928)

2002- Vernon Corea -Sri Lankan-English radio host (b. 1927)

2003- Zubayr Al-Rimi -Saudi Arabian terrorist (b. 1974)

2003- Yuri Senkevich -Russian physician and journalist (b. 1937)

2004- André Hazes -Dutch singer (b. 1951)

2004- Billy Reay -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)

2005- Roger Brierley -English actor (b. 1935)

2005- Filiberto Ojeda Ríos -Puerto Rican activist (b. 1933)

2006- Malcolm Arnold -English trumpet player and composer (b. 1921)

2006- Etta Baker -American singer and guitarist (b. 1913)

2008- Peter Leonard -Australian journalist (b. 1942)

2008- Loren Pope -American journalist (b. 1910)

2009- Paul B. Fay -American sailor and politician, United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1918)

2010- Malcolm Douglas (documentary maker)|Malcolm Douglas -Australian television host (b. 1941)

2010- Teresa Lewis -American murderer (b. 1969)

2012- Henry Champ -Canadian journalist and academic (b. 1937)

2012- Pavel Grachev -Russian general and politician, 1st Ministry of Defence (Russia)|Minister of Defence for Russia (b. 1948)

2012- Godfrey Milton-Thompson -English admiral (b. 1930)

2012- Roberto Rodríguez (baseball)|Roberto Rodríguez -Venezuelan baseball player and coach (b. 1941)

2012- Corrie Sanders -South African boxer (b. 1966)

2012- Sam Sniderman -Canadian businessman, founded Sam the Record Man (b. 1920)

2012- Maths O. Sundqvist -Swedish businessman (b. 1950)

2013- Abdel Hamid al-Sarraj -Syrian colonel and politician (b. 1925)

2013- Gil Dozier -American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1934)

2013- Anthony Hawkins -Australian actor (b. 1932)

2013- Paul Kuhn (band leader)|Paul Kuhn -German singer, pianist, and bandleader (b. 1928)

2013- Gia Maione -American singer (b. 1941)

2013- Vlatko Marković -Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1937)

2013- Ruth Patrick -American botanist and immunologist (b. 1907)

2014- A. W. Davis -American basketball player and coach (b. 1943)

2014- Irven DeVore -American anthropologist and biologist (b. 1934)

2014- Don Manoukian -American football player and wrestler (b. 1934)

2014- Al Suomi -American ice hockey player (b. 1913)

2014- John Toner -American football player and coach (b. 1923)