This Day in History

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Day History: September-24

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


1180- Manuel I Komnenos -last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.

1645- Battle of Rowton Heath -Roundhead|Parliamentarian victory over a Cavalier|Royalist army commanded in person by Charles I of England|King Charles

1664-The Dutch Republic -surrenders New Amsterdam to England.

1674-Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj -

1780- Benedict Arnold -flees to British Army lines when the arrest of British Major John André exposes Arnold's plot to surrender West Point.

1789-The United States Congress -passes the Judiciary Act of 1789|Judiciary Act which creates the office of the United States Attorney General and the federal judiciary system, and orders the composition of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1830- Belgian Revolution -A revolutionary committee of notables forms the Provisional Government of Belgium.

1841-The Sultan of Brunei -cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.

1846- Mexican–American War -General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey.

1852-The first airship -powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels {{convert|17|mi|km}} from Paris to Trappes.

1853-Admiral Auguste Febvrier Despointes|Despointes -formally takes possession of New Caledonia in the name of France.

1869-" Black Friday (1869)|Black Friday -: Gold prices plummet after Ulysses S. Grant orders the United States Department of the Treasury|Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk (financier)|James Fisk plot to control the market.

1873-Establishment of " Satyashodhak Samaj -, (Truth-seeker Movement) at Pune, Maharashtra, India by Mahatma Jyotirao Phule.

1877- Battle of Shiroyama -decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion

1890- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -officially 1890 Manifesto|renounces Mormonism and polygamy|polygamy.

1906-U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt -proclaims Devils Tower National Monument|Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first U.S. National Monument|National Monument.

1911- HMA No. 1|His Majesty's Airship No. 1 -Britain's first rigid airship, is wrecked by strong winds before her maiden flight at Barrow-in-Furness.

1914- World War I -The Siege of Przemyśl (present-day Poland) begins.

1932- Mohandas K. Gandhi|Gandhi -and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the "Dalits|Depressed Classes" (Untouchables).

1935- Earl W. Bascom|Earl Bascom -and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi

1946- Cathay Pacific Airways -is founded in Hong Kong.

1946- Clark Clifford -and George Elsey, military advisers to U.S. President Harry S. Truman, present him with a top-secret report on the Soviet Union that first recommends the containment policy.

1948-The Honda|Honda Motor Company -is founded.

1950-Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England -A Blue moon#Visibly blue moon|blue moon is seen as far away as Europe.

1957- Camp Nou -the largest List of European stadiums by capacity|stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.

1957-President Dwight D. Eisenhower -sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce Little Rock Nine|desegregation.

1960-{{USS|Enterprise|CVN-65|6}}, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier -is launched.

1962- United States court of appeals -orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.

1968-'' 60 Minutes -' debuts on CBS.

1968- Swaziland -joins the United Nations.

1972- Japan Airlines Flight 472 (1972)|Japan Airlines Flight 472 -operated Douglas DC-8|Douglas DC-8-53 landed at Juhu Aerodrome instead of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport|Santacruz Airport in Mumbai|Bombay, India.

1973- Guinea-Bissau -declares its independence from Portugal.

1979- CompuServe -launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.

1990-Periodic Great White Spot -is observed on Saturn.

1993-The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk -as king.

1996-Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty -at the United Nations.

2005- Hurricane Rita -makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.

2007-Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in 2007 Burmese anti-government protests|anti-government protests -in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.

2009-The 2009 G-20 Pittsburgh summit|G20 summit -begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance. It marks the first use of LRAD in U.S. history.

2013-A Moment magnitude scale|7.7-magnitude -2013 Pakistan earthquake|earthquake strikes southern Pakistan, killing more than 327 people.

2014-The Mars Orbiter Mission -(MOM), a Mars orbiter launched into Earth orbit by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), successfully inserted into orbit of Mars.

Famous Birthdays


15- Vitellius -Roman emperor (d. 69)

936- 'Adud al-Dawla -Buyid king (d. 983)

1301- Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford -English soldier (d. 1372)

1501- Gerolamo Cardano -Italian mathematician, physician, and astrologer (d. 1576)

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

1564- William Adams (sailor)|William Adams -English sailor and navigator (d. 1620)

1583- Albrecht von Wallenstein -Bohemian general (d. 1634)

1625- Johan de Witt -Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1672)

1667- Jean-Louis Lully -French composer (d. 1688)

1705- Count Leopold Joseph von Daun -Austrian field marshal (d. 1766)

1714- Alaungpaya -Burmese king (d. 1760)

1717- Horace Walpole -English historian, author, and politician (d. 1797)

1755- John Marshall -American captain, jurist, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of State (d. 1835)

1761- F.L.Æ. Kunzen -German-Danish composer and conductor (d. 1817)

1796- Antoine-Louis Barye -French sculptor (d. 1875)

1801- Mikhail Ostrogradsky -Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1862)

1802- Adolphe d'Archiac -French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)

1817- Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio -Spanish poet and philosopher (d. 1901)

1829- Charles S. West -American jurist and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (d. 1885)

1845- Nikolai Anderson -Estonian philologist and author (d. 1905)

1858- Eugene Foss -American politician, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)

1859- Julius Klengel -German cellist and composer (d. 1933)

1861- Bhikaiji Cama -Indian activist (d. 1936)

1870- Georges Claude -French chemist and engineer, invented Neon lighting (d. 1960)

1871- Lottie Dod -English tennis player, golfer, and archer (d. 1960)

1872- Jaan Teemant -Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th State Elder of Estonia (d. 1941)

1878- Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz -Swiss author and poet (d. 1947)

1880- Sarah Knauss -American super-centenarian (d. 1999)

1882- Max Decugis -French tennis player (d. 1978)

1883- Franklin Clarence Mars -American businessman, founded Mars, Incorporated (d. 1934)

1883- Lawson Robertson -Scottish-American high jumper (d. 1951)

1884- Gustave Garrigou -French cyclist (d. 1963)

1884- Hugo Schmeisser -German weapons designer (d. 1953)

1885- Artur Lemba -Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1963)

1890- Mike González (catcher)|Mike González -Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)

1890- A. P. Herbert -English author and playwright (d. 1971)

1892- Adélard Godbout -Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th List of Quebec premiers|Premier of Québec (d. 1956)

1893- Blind Lemon Jefferson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1929)

1894- Tommy Armour -Scottish-American golfer (d. 1968)

1894- Billy Bletcher -American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)

1895- André Frédéric Cournand -French physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)

1896- F. Scott Fitzgerald -American author and poet (d. 1940)

1898- Howard Florey -Australian pharmacologist and pathologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

1899- William Dobell -Australian painter (d. 1970)

1900- Ham Fisher -American cartoonist (d. 1955)

1902- Ruhollah Khomeini -Iranian religious leader and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran (d. 1989)

1905- Johannes Käbin -Estonian politician (d. 1999)

1905- Severo Ochoa -Spanish–American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)

1906- Leonard Marsh -Canadian sociologist and educator (d. 1982)

1907- Ben Oakland -American pianist, composer, and songwriter (d. 1979)

1908- Renee Roberts -English actress (d. 1996)

1909- Gerard Antoni Ciołek -Polish historian and architect (d. 1966)

1910- Jean Servais -Belgian-French actor (d. 1976)

1911- Konstantin Chernenko -Russian politician (d. 1985)

1912- Don Porter -American actor (d. 1997)

1912- Robert Lewis Taylor -American author (d. 1998)

1913- Herb Jeffries -American singer and actor (d. 2014)

1914- John Kerr (governor-general)|John Kerr -Australian politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1991)

1914- Andrzej Panufnik -Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1991)

1916- Ruth Leach Amonette -American businesswoman (d. 2004)

1917- Arthur W. Lehman -American euphonium player (d. 2009)

1917- Doud Eisenhower -American son of Dwight D. Eisenhower (d. 1921)

1918- Audra Lindley -American actress (d. 1997)

1919- Dayton Allen -American actor (d. 2004)

1919- Jack Costanzo -American drummer and composer

1920- Richard Bong -American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)

1920- Jan Carew -Guyanese-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 2012)

1920- Ovadia Yosef -Iraqi-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2013)

1921- Jim McKay -American sportscaster and journalist (d. 2008)

1921- Sheila MacRae -English-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2014)

1922- Ettore Bastianini -Italian opera singer (d. 1967)

1922- Bert I. Gordon -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1922- Cornell MacNeil -American opera singer (d. 2011)

1922- Theresa Merritt -American actress and singer (d. 1998)

1922- John Moffatt (actor)|John Moffatt -English actor and playwright (d. 2012)

1923- Louis Edmonds -American actor (d. 2001)

1923- Fats Navarro -American trumpet player and composer (d. 1950)

1924- Nina Bocharova -Ukrainian gymnast

1924- Voula Zouboulaki -Egyptian-Greek actress

1925- Autar Singh Paintal -Indian physiologist and academic (d. 2004)

1927- Alfredo Kraus -Spanish tenor (d. 1999)

1927- Arthur Malet -English-American actor and singer (d. 2013)

1929- John Carter (jazz musician)|John Carter -American clarinet player, saxophonist, and flute player (d. 1991)

1929- Edward M. Lawson -Canadian union leader and politician

1930- Józef Krupiński -Polish poet (d. 1998)

1930- Angelo Muscat -Maltese-English actor (d. 1977)

1930- Benjamin Romualdez -Filipino politician (d. 2012)

1930- John Young (astronaut)|John W. Young -American captain, engineer, and astronaut

1931- Elizabeth Blackadder -Scottish painter

1931- Cardiss Collins -American politician (d. 2013)

1931- Brian Glanville -English journalist and author

1931- Anthony Newley -English-American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)

1931- Mike Parkes -English race car driver (d. 1977)

1932- Dominique Michel -Canadian actress and singer

1932- Miguel Montuori -Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (d. 1998)

1932- Walter Wallmann -German politician, List of Ministers-President of Hesse|Minister-President of Hesse (d. 2013)

1933- Raffaele Farina -Italian cardinal

1933- Mel Taylor -American drummer (The Ventures) (d. 1996)

1933- Mendel Weinbach -Polish-Israeli rabbi (d. 2012)

1934- Tommy Anderson (footballer)|Tommy Anderson -Scottish footballer and manager

1934- John Brunner (novelist)|John Brunner -English-Scottish author and screenwriter (d. 1995)

1934- John-Roger Hinkins -American religious leader and author (d. 2014)

1934- John Kasmin -English art dealer

1934- Bernard Nevill -English painter, designer, and academic

1934- Chick Willis -American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)

1934- Manfred Wörner -German politician and diplomat, 7th Secretary General of NATO (d. 1994)

1935- Sean McCann (actor)|Sean McCann -Canadian actor

1936- Sivanthi Adithan -Indian businessman (d. 2013)

1936- Jim Henson -American puppeteer, director, producer and screenwriter, created The Muppets (d. 1990)

1938- Steve Douglas (saxophonist)|Steve Douglas -American saxophonist, flute player, and producer (The Wrecking Crew (music)|The Wrecking Crew) (d. 1993)

1939- Wayne Henderson (musician)|Wayne Henderson -American trombonist and producer (The Crusaders) (d. 2014)

1940- Yves Navarre -French author (d. 1994)

1941- John Mackey (American football)|John Mackey -American football player (d. 2011)

1941- Linda McCartney -American singer, photographer, and activist (Wings (band)|Wings and Suzy and the Red Stripes) (d. 1998)

1942- Danny (Finnish singer)|Danny -Finnish singer and guitarist

1942- Gerry Marsden -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gerry and the Pacemakers)

1944- Eavan Boland -Irish poet

1944- Diana Körner -German actress

1944- Sven-Ole Thorsen -Danish bodybuilder, actor, and stuntman

1945- Lou Dobbs -American journalist and author

1945- John Rutter -English composer, conductor, and producer

1946- Jerry Donahue -American guitarist and producer, (Fotheringay, Fairport Convention, The Electric Revelators, and the Hellecasters)

1946- Joe Greene (American football)|Joe Greene -American football player, coach, and actor

1946- Lars Emil Johansen -Greenlandic politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greenland

1946- Uschi Obermaier -German model and actress

1946- César Pedroso -Cuban pianist and songwriter (Los Van Van)

1946- Pat Pocock -Welsh-English cricketer

1947- Erik Hivju -Norwegian actor

1948- Gordon Clapp -American actor and producer

1948- Phil Hartman -Canadian-American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1948- Garth Porter -New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and producer (Sherbet (band)|Sherbet)

1949- Bill Connors -American guitarist (Return to Forever)

1950- Mohinder Amarnath -Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

1950- Alan Colmes -American comedian and talk show host

1950- John Kessel -American author, poet, and playwright

1950- Harriet Walter -English actress

1950- Kristina Wayborn -Swedish model and actress, Miss Sweden|Miss Sweden 1970

1951- Douglas Kmiec -American scholar and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Malta

1952- Dieter Hochheimer -German footballer and manager

1952- Mark Sandman -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Morphine (band)|Morphine and Treat Her Right) (d. 1999)

1952- Nikos Sergianopoulos -Greek actor (d. 2008)

1954- Helen Lederer -Welsh actress and screenwriter

1954- Lilian Mercedes Letona -Salvadoran activist (d. 1983)

1954- Marco Tardelli -Italian footballer and coach

1955- Riccardo Illy -Italian businessman and politician, List of Presidents of Friuli-Venezia Giulia|President of Friuli Venezia Giulia

1956- Hubie Brooks -American baseball player

1957- Brad Bird -American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and actor

1957- Tod Howarth -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (707 (band)|707)

1957- Wolfgang Wolf -German footballer and manager

1958- Kevin Sorbo -American actor and producer

1959- Theo Paphitis -Cypriot-English businessman

1959- Steve Whitmire -American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer

1960- Tony Juniper -English environmentalist and politician

1960- Amy Sky -Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1961- Allen Bestwick -American sportscaster

1961- Jack Dee -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1961- John Logan (writer)|John Logan -American screenwriter and producer

1961- Luc Picard -Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

1962- Rosamund Kwan -Hong Kong actress

1962- Ally McCoist -Scottish footballer and manager

1962- Mike Phelan -English footballer, coach, and manager

1962- Tim Supple -English director and producer

1962- Nia Vardalos -Canadian actress and screenwriter

1963- Ben Preston -English journalist

1964- Rafael Palmeiro -Cuban-American baseball player

1964- Marko Pomerants -Estonian politician, Minister of the Interior (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of the Interior

1965- Robert Irvine -English chef and television host

1965- Sean McNabb -American singer, bass player, and actor (Quiet Riot, Great White, Rough Cutt, House of Lords (band)|House of Lords, and Dokken)

1965- Janet Weiss -American drummer (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, The Go-Betweens, and Wild Flag)

1966- Stacy Galina -American actress

1966- Bernard Gilkey -American baseball player

1966- Stefan Molyneux -Irish-Canadian philosopher, author, and blogger

1966- Michael O. Varhola -American journalist and author

1967- Noreena Hertz -English economist, author, and academic

1967- William So -Hong Kong singer and actor

1969- Shawn Crahan -American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Slipknot (band)|Slipknot, To My Surprise, and Dirty Little Rabbits)

1969- Lisa Matthews -American model and actress

1969- Christopher Pincher -English politician

1969- Shamim Sarif -English author, director, and screenwriter

1969- Paul Ray Smith -American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2003)

1969- DeVante Swing -American singer-songwriter and producer (Jodeci)

1969- Goya Toledo -Spanish model and actress

1969- Megan Ward -American actress

1970- Imre Tiidemann -Estonian pentathlete

1971- Michael S. Engel -American paleontologist and entomologist

1971- Mike Michalowicz -American businessman and author

1971- Kevin Millar -American baseball player and sportscaster

1971- Peter Salisbury -English drummer (The Verve and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)

1972- Conor Burns -Irish politician

1972- Kate Fleetwood -English actress

1973- Eddie George -American football player and sportscaster

1973- Rodrick Rhodes -American basketball player and coach

1974- John McDonald (infielder)|John McDonald -American baseball player

1975- Kyle Turley -American football player and singer

1976- Carlos Almeida -Angolan basketball player

1976- Stephanie McMahon -American wrestler and manager

1976- Yakkun Sakurazuka -Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2013)

1976- Vahur Vahtramäe -Estonian footballer

1977- Frank Fahrenhorst -German footballer and manager

1977- Casey Rabach -American football player

1978- Wietse van Alten -Dutch archer

1979- Fábio Aurélio -Brazilian footballer

1979- Justin Bruening -American actor

1979- Georgios Georgiou -German-Greek footballer

1979- Casey Johnson -American model, actress, and author (d. 2010)

1979- Kim Jong-min -South Korean singer and actor (Koyote)

1979- Katja Kassin -German-American porn actress

1979- Ross Mathews -American comedian, actor, and talk show host

1979- Jenny Platt -English actress

1980- Daniele Bennati -Italian cyclist

1980- Woranut Bhirombhakdi -Thai actress

1980- Dean Canto -Australian race car driver

1980- Sabrine Maui -Filipino porn actress

1980- Petri Pasanen -Finnish footballer

1980- Victoria Pendleton -English cyclist

1980- John Arne Riise -Norwegian footballer

1981- Ryan Briscoe -Australian race car driver

1981- Drew Gooden -American basketball player

1981- Fernanda Urrejola -Chilean actress

1982- Morgan Hamm -American gymnast

1982- Paul Hamm -American gymnast

1982- Jeff Karstens -American baseball player

1983- Liam Finn -Australian-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist

1983- Randy Foye -American basketball player

1984- Taylor Eigsti -American pianist and composer

1984- Tyrone Maria -Curaçaoan footballer

1984- Mickaël Poté -Beninese footballer

1985- Eric Adjetey Anang -Ghanaian sculptor and carpenter

1985- Eleanor Catton -Canadian-New Zealand author

1985- Jessica Lucas -Canadian actress and singer

1986- Leah Dizon -American-Japanese singer and model

1987- Spencer Treat Clark -American actor

1987- Matthew Connolly -English footballer

1987- Senzo Meyiwa -South African footballer (d. 2014)

1988- Karl Alzner -Canadian ice hockey player

1988- Birgit Õigemeel -Estonian singer

1988- Kyle Sullivan -American actor

1991- Maximiliano Uggè -Italian footballer

1992- Jack Sock -American tennis player

1997- Malaya Watson -American singer

History of Deaths


366- Pope Liberius -(b. 352)

768- Pepin the Short -Frankish king (b. 714)

1054- Hermann of Reichenau -German composer, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1013)

1120- Welf II, Duke of Bavaria -(b. 1072)

1143- Agnes of Germany -(b. 1072)

1180- Manuel I Komnenos -Byzantine emperor (b. 1118)

1218- Robert of Knaresborough -(b. 1160)

1228- Stefan the First-Crowned -Serbian king (b. 1165)

1275- Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford -English politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1208)

1435- Isabeau of Bavaria -(b. 1370)

1494- Poliziano -Italian poet and scholar (b. 1454)

1541- Paracelsus -German-Swiss physician, botanist, and chemist (b. 1493)

1545- Albert of Mainz -German cardinal (b. 1490)

1605- Manuel Mendes -Portuguese composer and educator (b. 1547)

1621- Jan Karol Chodkiewicz -Polish commander (b. 1560)

1646- Duarte Lobo -Portuguese composer (b. 1565)

1707- Vincenzo da Filicaja -Italian poet (b. 1642)

1732- Emperor Reigen -of Japan (b. 1654)

1742- Johann Matthias Hase -German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1684)

1802- Alexander Radishchev -Russian author and critic (b. 1749)

1834- Pedro I of Brazil -(b. 1798)

1889- Charles Leroux -American balloonist and skydiver (b. 1856)

1892- Patrick Gilmore -Irish-American soldier and composer (b. 1829)

1896- Louis Gerhard De Geer -Swedish politician, 1st Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1818)

1904- Niels Ryberg Finsen -Faroese-Danish physician and author, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)

1929- Mahidol Adulyadej -Thai prince (b. 1892)

1930- William A. MacCorkle -American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)

1932- Stuart Stickney -American golfer (b. 1877)

1933- Ferdinand Bonn -German actor (b. 1861)

1933- Mike Donlin -American baseball player and actor (b. 1878)

1933- Alice Muriel Williamson -English author (b. 1869)

1936- József Klekl (writer)|József Klekl -Slovene priest and journalist (b. 1879)

1938- Lev Schnirelmann -Belarusian-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1900)

1939- Carl Laemmle -German-American film producer, founded Universal Studios (b. 1867)

1939- Charles Tatham (fencer)|Charles Tatham -American fencer (b. 1854)

1945- Hans Geiger -German physicist and academic, co-invented the Geiger counter (b. 1882)

1947- Andrew C. McLaughlin -American historian and author (b. 1861)

1948- Warren William -American actor and singer (b. 1894)

1950- Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine -(b. 1863)

1954- Edward Pilgrim -English suicide victim (b. 1904)

1962- Charles Reisner -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1887)

1973- August Kippasto -Estonian-Australian wrestler and poet (b. 1887)

1973- Josué de Castro -Brazilian physician, geographer, and activist (b. 1908)

1975- Earle Cabell -American politician, List of mayors of Dallas|Mayor of Dallas (b. 1906)

1976- Philip Gbeho -Ghanaian composer and educator (b. 1904)

1978- James Bassett (author)|James Bassett -American journalist and author (b. 1912)

1978- Hasso von Manteuffel -German general and politician (b. 1897)

1980- Theodor Luts -Estonian-Brazilian director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1896)

1981- Patsy Kelly -American actress and singer (b. 1910)

1982- Sarah Churchill (actress)|Sarah Churchill -English actress and dancer (b. 1914)

1984- Neil Hamilton (actor)|Neil Hamilton -American actor (b. 1899)

1991- Peter Bellamy -English singer-songwriter (The Young Tradition) (b. 1944)

1991- Dr. Seuss -American author, poet, and illustrator (b. 1904)

1993- Ian Stuart Donaldson -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Skrewdriver) (b. 1957)

1993- Bruno Pontecorvo -Italian physicist and academic (b. 1913)

1994- Barry Bishop (mountaineer)|Barry Bishop -American mountaineer, photographer, and scholar (b. 1932)

1996- Zeki Müren -Turkish singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1931)

1998- Jeff Moss -American composer and screenwriter (b. 1942)

2002- Youssouf Togoïmi -Chadian politician (b. 1953)

2002- Mike Webster -American football player (b. 1952)

2003- Rosalie Allen -American singer and radio host (b. 1924)

2003- Lyle Bettger -American actor (b. 1915)

2004- Françoise Sagan -French author and screenwriter (b. 1935)

2005- Tommy Bond -American actor and singer (b. 1926)

2006- Michael Ferguson (Irish politician)|Michael Ferguson -Irish politician (b. 1953)

2006- Phil Latulippe -Canadian soldier and runner (b. 1909)

2008- Oliver Crawford -American screenwriter and author (b. 1917)

2008- Uno Laht -Estonian KGB officer and poet (b. 1924)

2008- Mickey Vernon -American baseball player and coach (b. 1918)

2009- Nelly Arcan -Canadian author (b. 1975)

2009- Susan Atkins -American murderer (b. 1948)

2010- Olga C. Nardone -American actress (b. 1921)

2010- Gennady Yanayev -Russian politician, List of heads of state of the Soviet Union|Vice President of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)

2012- Thilakan -Indian actor (b. 1935)

2012- Pierre Adam -French cyclist (b. 1924)

2012- Bruno Bobak -Polish-Canadian painter and educator (b. 1923)

2012- Pedro Vázquez Colmenares -Mexican lawyer and politician, Governor of Oaxaca (b. 1934)

2013- Paul Dietzel -American football player and coach (b. 1924)

2013- Margaret Feilman -Australian architect (b. 1921)

2013- Boris Karvasarsky -Ukrainian-Russian psychiatrist and author (b. 1931)

2013- Anthony Lawrence (journalist)|Anthony Lawrence -English-Hong Kong journalist and author (b. 1912)

2013- Sagadat Nurmagambetov -Kazakh general and politician (b. 1924)

2013- Paul Oliver (American football)|Paul Oliver -American football player (b. 1984)

2014- Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire -(b. 1920)

2014- Christopher Hogwood -English harpsichord player and conductor, founded the Academy of Ancient Music (b. 1941)

2014- Carlotta Ikeda -Japanese-French dancer and choreographer (b. 1941)

2014- Madis Kõiv -Estonian physicist, philosopher, and author (b. 1929)

2014- Lily McBeth -American educator (b. 1934)