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Day History: September-28

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History

48 BC- Pompey|Pompey the Great -is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator|Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.

235- Pope Pontian -resigns. He and Hippolytus (writer)|Hippolytus, church leader of Ancient Rome|Rome, are exiled to the mining|mines of Sardinia.

351- Battle of Mursa Major -the Roman Emperor Constantius II defeats the Roman usurper|usurper Magnentius.

365-Roman usurper Procopius (usurper)|Procopius -bribes two Roman legion|legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor.

935- Saint Wenceslas -is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.

1066- William the Conqueror|William the Bastard -(also known as William the Conqueror) invades England beginning the Norman conquest of England.

1238-Muslim Valencia -surrenders to the besieging King James I of Aragon the Conqueror.

1322- Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor -defeats Frederick I of Austria (Habsburg)|Frederick I of Austria in the Battle of Mühldorf.

1448- Christian I of Denmark|Christian I -is crowned king of Denmark.

1538- Ottoman–Venetian War (1537–1540)|Ottoman–Venetian War -The Ottoman Navy scores a decisive victory over a Holy League (1571)|Holy League fleet in the Battle of Preveza.

1542-Navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo -of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, California, United States.

1779- American Revolution -Samuel Huntington (statesman)|Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.

1781-American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown -Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War.

1787-The newly completed United States Constitution -is History of the United States Constitution|voted on by the Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress to be sent to the State legislature (United States)|state legislatures for approval.

1791-France becomes the first country to Jewish emancipation|emancipate -its Jewish population.

1844- Oscar I of Sweden|Oscar I -of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.

1867-Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario -

1868- Battle of Alcolea (1868)|Battle of Alcolea -causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France.

1871-Brazilian Parliament passes the Law of the Free Womb, granting freedom to all new children born to slaves, the first major step in the eradication of slavery in Brazil -

1885- Riot -break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.

1889-The first General Conference on Weights and Measures -(CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.

1892-The first night game -for American football takes place 1892 Wyoming Seminary vs. Mansfield State Normal football game|in a contest between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania|Mansfield State Normal.

1901- Philippine–American War -Filipino guerrillas kill more than forty American soldiers while losing 28 of their own, in a Balangiga massacre|surprise attack in the town of Balangiga, Eastern Samar|Balangiga on Samar Island.

1912-The Ulster Covenant -is signed by half a million Ulster Protestants in opposition to the Third Irish Home Rule Bill.

1912-Corporal Frank S. Scott -of the United States Army becomes the first enlisted man to die in an airplane crash. He and pilot Lt. Lewis C. Rockwell are killed in the crash of an Army Wright Model B at College Park, Maryland.

1918- World War I -The Fifth Battle of Ypres begins.

1919- Omaha Race Riot of 1919|Race riots -begin in Omaha, Nebraska, US.

1924- First aerial circumnavigation|First round-the-world -flight completed.

1928-The Parliament of the United Kingdom|U.K. Parliament -passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis (drug)|cannabis.

1928- Alexander Fleming|Sir Alexander Fleming -notices a bacterium|bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.

1939- Nazi Germany -and the Soviet Union German–Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Demarcation|agree on a division of Poland after their invasion during World War II.

1939- Warsaw -surrenders to Nazi Germany during World War II.

1941-The Drama Uprising -against the Bulgarian Axis occupation of Greece|occupation in northern Greece begins.

1944- Soviet Army -troops liberate Klooga concentration camp in Klooga, Estonia.

1950- Indonesia -joins the United Nations.

1951- CBS -makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.

1958-France ratifies a new Constitution of France -the French Fifth Republic is then formed upon the formal adoption of the new constitution on October 4. Guinea rejects the new constitution, voting for independence instead.

1960- Mali -and Senegal join the United Nations.

1961-A military coup -in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.

1962-The Paddington tram depot fire -destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.

1970- President of Egypt|Egyptian President -Gamal Abdel Nasser dies of a myocardial infarction|heart attack in Cairo. Anwar Sadat is named as Nasser's temporary successor, and will later become the permanent successor.

1971-The Parliament of the United Kingdom -passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.

1973-The ITT Corporation|ITT -Building in New York City is bombed in protest at ITT's alleged involvement in the Chilean coup of 1973|September 11, 1973 coup d'état in Chile.

1975-The Spaghetti House siege -in which nine people are taken hostage, takes place in London.

1994-The cruise ferry {{MS|Estonia}} sinks in Baltic Sea -killing 852 people.

1995- Bob Denard -and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a History of Comoros|coup.

1995-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin -and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

1996-Former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah -is tortured and brutally murdered by the Taliban.

2000- Al-Aqsa Intifada -Ariel Sharon visits Al-Aqsa Mosque known to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

2006- Suvarnabhumi Airport -opens in Bang Phli District|Amphoe Bang Phli, Samut Prakan Province from Don Mueang International Airport after the older airport ceased international commercial flights.

2008- SpaceX -launches the first private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

2009-The military junta leading Guinea -headed by Moussa Dadis Camara|Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, raped, killed, and wounded protesters during 2009 Guinea protest|a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre.

2012- Somali Armed Forces|Somali -and African Union Mission to Somalia|African Union forces launch a coordinated Battle of Kismayo (2012)|assault on the Somali port city of Kismayo to take back the city from Al-Shabaab (militant group)|al-Shabaab militants.

2012-A Dornier Do 228 -light aircraft Sita Air Flight 601|crashes on the outskirts of the Nepal|Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, killing 19 people.

Famous Birthdays

616- Javanshir -Albanian king (d. 680)

1494- Agnolo Firenzuola -Italian poet and playwright (d. 1545)

1605- Ismaël Bullialdus -French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1694)

1681- Johann Mattheson -German composer, lexicographer, and diplomat (d. 1764)

1705- Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland -English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1774)

1705- Johann Peter Kellner -German organist and composer (d. 1772)

1746- William Jones (philologist)|William Jones -English-Welsh philologist and scholar (d. 1794)

1803- Prosper Mérimée -French archaeologist, historian, and author (d. 1870)

1809- Alvan Wentworth Chapman -American physician and botanist (d. 1899)

1819- Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol -Catalan engineer (d. 1885)

1821- Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs -American minister and politician (d. 1874)

1823- Alexandre Cabanel -French painter and educator (d. 1889)

1824- Francis Turner Palgrave -English poet and critic (d. 1897)

1836- Thomas Crapper -English plumber, invented the ballcock (d. 1910)

1841- Georges Clemenceau -French journalist, physician, and politician, 85th Prime Minister of France (d. 1929)

1852- Henri Moissan -French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)

1856- Kate Douglas Wiggin -American author and educator (d. 1923)

1860- Paul Ulrich Villard -French chemist and physicist (d. 1934)

1861- Amélie of Orléans -(d. 1951)

1867- Hiranuma Kiichirō -Japanese politician, 35th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)

1877- Walter Thijssen -Dutch rower (d. 1943)

1877- Albert Young (boxer)|Albert Young -American boxer and promoter (d. 1940)

1878- Joseph Ruddy -American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1962)

1881- Pedro de Cordoba -American actor (d. 1950)

1882- Mart Saar -Estonian organist and composer (d. 1963)

1885- Emil Väre -Finnish wrestler (d. 1974)

1887- Avery Brundage -American businessman, 5th President of the International Olympic Committee (d. 1975)

1889- Jack Fournier -American baseball player and coach (d. 1973)

1891- Myrtle Gonzalez -American actress (d. 1918)

1893- Giannis Skarimpas -Greek author, poet, and playwright (d. 1984)

1898- Carl Clauberg -German physician (d. 1957)

1899- Alice de Janzé -American-Kenyan heiress (d. 1941)

1900- Joe Falcon -American accordion player (d. 1965)

1901- William S. Paley -American broadcaster, founded CBS (d. 1990)

1901- Ed Sullivan -American television host (d. 1974)

1903- Haywood S. Hansell -American general (d. 1988)

1905- Max Schmeling -German boxer (d. 2005)

1907- Heikki Savolainen (gymnast)|Heikki Savolainen -Finnish gymnast and physician (d. 1997)

1907- Bhagat Singh -Indian activist (d. 1931)

1909- Al Capp -American cartoonist (d. 1979)

1910- Diosdado Macapagal -Filipino lawyer and politician, 9th President of the Philippines (d. 1997)

1910- Wenceslao Vinzons -Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 1942)

1913- Warja Honegger-Lavater -Swiss illustrator (d. 2007)

1914- Maria Franziska von Trapp -Austrian-American singer (d. 2014)

1916- Peter Finch -English-Australian actor (d. 1977)

1916- Olga Lepeshinskaya (dancer)|Olga Lepeshinskaya -Ukrainian-Russian ballerina and educator (d. 2008)

1918- Ángel Labruna -Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1983)

1918- Arnold Stang -American actor and singer (d. 2009)

1919- Doris Singleton -American actress and singer (d. 2012)

1923- Tuli Kupferberg -American singer, poet, and author (The Fugs) (d. 2010)

1923- John Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch -Scottish captain and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Selkirkshire (d. 2007)

1923- William Windom (actor)|William Windom -American actor (d. 2012)

1924- Rudolf Barshai -Russian-Swiss viola player and conductor (d. 2010)

1924- Marcello Mastroianni -Italian-French actor and singer (d. 1996)

1925- Seymour Cray -American computer scientist, founded the Cray|CRAY Computer Company (d. 1996)

1925- Cromwell Everson -South African composer (d. 1991)

1925- Frank Latimore -American actor (d. 1998)

1926- Jerry Clower -American soldier, comedian, and author (d. 1998)

1928- Koko Taylor -American singer and actress (d. 2009)

1929- Lata Mangeshkar -Indian singer-songwriter

1930- Immanuel Wallerstein -American sociologist, author, and academic

1932- Jeremy Isaacs -Scottish screenwriter and producer

1932- Víctor Jara -Chilean singer-songwriter, poet, and director (d. 1973)

1933- Joe Benton -English politician

1933- Miguel Ortiz Berrocal -Spanish sculptor (d. 2006)

1933- Johnny "Country" Mathis -American singer-songwriter (Jimmy & Johnny) (d. 2011)

1934- Brigitte Bardot -French actress and singer

1934- Janet Munro -English actress and singer (d. 1972)

1935- David Hannay, Baron Hannay of Chiswick -English diplomat, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations

1935- Ronald Lacey -English actor (d. 1991)

1935- Heather Sears -English actress (d. 1994)

1936- Emmett Chapman -American guitarist, invented the Chapman Stick

1937- Alice Mahon -English politician

1937- Rod Roddy -American game show announcer (d. 2003)

1938- Ben E. King -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Drifters)

1939- Elbridge Bryant -American singer and dancer (The Temptations) (d. 1975)

1939- Stuart Kauffman -American biologist and academic

1939- Rudolph Walker -Trinidadian-English actor

1941- Edmund Stoiber -German politician, Minister President of Bavaria

1942- Marshall Bell -American actor

1942- Pierre Clémenti -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1942- Tim Maia -Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 1998)

1942- Edward "Little Buster" Forehand -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)

1943- Warren Lieberfarb -American businessman

1943- Nick St. Nicholas -German-Canadian bass player (Steppenwolf (band)|Steppenwolf, The Mynah Birds, The Sparrows (band)|The Sparrows, Blue Cheer, and World Classic Rockers)

1943- Win Percy -English race car driver

1943- J. T. Walsh -American actor (d. 1998)

1944- Matthew Cowles -American actor and playwright (d. 2014)

1944- Marcia Muller -American author

1945- Marielle Goitschel -French skier

1945- Manolis Rasoulis -Greek singer-songwriter and journalist (d. 2011)

1945- Fusako Shigenobu -Japanese activist, founded the Japanese Red Army

1946- Tom Bower -English journalist and author

1946- Peter Egan -English actor

1946- Jeffrey Jones -American actor

1946- Helen Shapiro -English singer and actress

1947- Bob Carr -Australian journalist and politician, 37th Minister for Foreign Affairs (Australia)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Australia

1947- Sheikh Hasina -Bangladeshi politician, 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh

1948- Panagiotis Adraktas -Greek politician

1949- Jim Henshaw -Canadian actor, screenwriter, and producer

1950- Paul Burgess (musician)|Paul Burgess -English drummer (10cc, Jethro Tull (band)|Jethro Tull, Camel (band)|Camel, Magna Carta (band)|Magna Carta, and The Icicle Works)

1950- Laurie Lewis -American singer and fiddler

1950- John Sayles -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1951- Norton Buffalo -American singer-songwriter, harmonica player, producer, and actor (Steve Miller Band) (d. 2009)

1952- Efthimis Kioumourtzoglou -Greek basketball player and coach

1952- Sylvia Kristel -Dutch model, actress, and singer (d. 2012)

1952- Andy Ward (musician)|Andy Ward -English drummer (Camel (band)|Camel)

1953- Otmar Hasler -Liechtensteiner politician, 11th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein

1954- Steve Largent -American football player and politician

1954- George Lynch (musician)|George Lynch -American guitarist and songwriter (Dokken, Lynch Mob (band)|Lynch Mob, Souls of We, and Tooth and Nail (band)|Tooth and Nail)

1954- Margot Wallström -Swedish politician and diplomat, 42nd Minister for Foreign Affairs (Sweden)|Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs

1955- Stéphane Dion -Canadian sociologist and politician, 15th Minister of the Environment (Canada)|Canadian Minister of the Environment

1955- Kenny Kirkland -American pianist (d. 1998)

1957- C. J. Chenier -American singer-songwriter and accordion player

1957- Andrus Rõuk -Estonian painter and poet

1959- Ron Fellows -Canadian race car driver

1959- Steve Hytner -American actor

1959- Dantes Tsitsi -Nauruan politician

1960- Frank Hammerschlag -German footballer and manager

1960- Kamlesh Patel, Baron Patel of Bradford -English politician

1960- Jennifer Rush -American singer-songwriter

1960- Socrates B. Villegas -Filipino archbishop

1961- Helen Grant (politician)|Helen Grant -English lawyer and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics

1961- Gregory Jbara -American actor and singer

1961- Quentin Kawānanakoa -American politician

1962- Grant Fuhr -Canadian ice hockey player

1962- Dietmar Schacht -German footballer and manager

1962- Chuck Taylor (writer and editor)|Chuck Taylor -American journalist

1963- Steve Blackman -American wrestler

1963- Érik Comas -French race car driver

1963- Greg Weisman -American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter

1964- Claudio Borghi -Argentinian footballer and manager

1964- Laura Cerón -Mexican-American actress

1964- Gregor Fisken -Scottish race car driver

1964- Janeane Garofalo -American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter

1964- Paul Jewell -English footballer and manager

1964- Mārtiņš Roze -Latvian politician (d. 2012)

1965- Jens Melzig -German footballer

1965- Christopher Evan Welch -American actor (d. 2013)

1966- Scott Adams (American football)|Scott Adams -American football player (d. 2013)

1966- María Canals Barrera -American actress and singer

1966- Ginger Fish -American drummer (Marilyn Manson (band)|Marilyn Manson)

1966- Puri Jagannadh -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

1966- Leilani Sarelle -American actress

1967- Mira Sorvino -American actress and producer

1967- Moon Zappa -American actress and singer

1968- Francois Botha -South African boxer and mixed martial artist

1968- Mika Häkkinen -Finnish race car driver

1968- Trish Keenan -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

1968- Rob Moroso -American race car driver (d. 1990)

1968- Naomi Watts -English-Australian actress and producer

1969- Manuel Benitez -American actor (d. 2008)

1969- Marcel Dost -Dutch decathlete

1969- Ben Greenman -American journalist and author

1969- Éric Lapointe (singer)|Éric Lapointe -Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player

1969- Sascha Maassen -German race car driver

1969- Masafumi Ōura -Japanese volleyball player and coach (d. 2013)

1969- Nico Vaesen -Belgian footballer

1970- Kimiko Date-Krumm -Japanese tennis player

1970- Mike DeJean -American baseball player

1970- Gualter Salles -Brazilian race car driver

1971- Joseph Arthur -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Lonely Astronauts, Fistful of Mercy, and RNDM)

1971- A. J. Croce -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1971- George Eustice -English politician

1971- Alan Wright -English footballer and manager

1972- John Light (actor)|John Light -English actor

1972- Dita Von Teese -American dancer, model, and actress

1973- Jori Hulkkonen -Finnish DJ and producer

1973- Brian Rafalski -American ice hockey player

1974- Marco Di Loreto -Italian footballer and manager

1974- Mariya Kiselyova -Russian swimmer

1974- Joonas Kolkka -Finnish footballer and coach

1974- Shane Webcke -Australian rugby player and coach

1975- Stuart Clark -Australian cricketer and manager

1975- Isamu Jordan -American journalist and academic (d. 2013)

1975- Lenny Krayzelburg -American swimmer

1976- Ali Asel -Kuwaiti footballer

1976- Fedor Emelianenko -Russian mixed martial artist and politician

1977- Ireneusz Marcinkowski -Polish footballer

1977- Se-Ri Pak -South Korean golfer

1978- Bushido (rapper)|Bushido -German rapper and producer

1979- Bam Margera -American skateboarder, actor, and stuntman

1979- Taki Tsan -American-Greek rapper and producer (Zontanoi Nekroi)

1980- Marlon Parmer -American basketball player

1981- Greg Anderson (pianist)|Greg Anderson -American pianist and composer

1981- José Calderón (basketball)|José Calderón -Spanish basketball player

1981- Melissa Claire Egan -American actress

1981- Gül Gölge -Turkish model and actress

1981- Jorge Guagua -Ecuadorian footballer

1981- Iracema Trevisan -Brazilian bass player (CSS (band)|CSS)

1982- Aleksandr Anyukov -Russian footballer

1982- Abhinav Bindra -Indian target shooter

1982- Ray Emery -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Ranbir Kapoor -Indian actor and director

1982- Nolwenn Leroy -French singer-songwriter

1982- Emeka Okafor -American basketball player

1982- Dustin Penner -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Aivar Rehemaa -Estonian skier

1982- Anderson Varejão -Brazilian basketball player

1982- St. Vincent (musician)|St. Vincent -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Polyphonic Spree)

1983- Brooke Banner -American porn actress

1983- Stefan Moore -English footballer

1983- John Schwalger -New Zealand rugby player

1984- Luke Pomersbach -Australian cricketer

1984- Naim Terbunja -Kosovan-Swedish boxer

1984- Melody Thornton -American singer-songwriter and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)

1984- Mathieu Valbuena -French footballer

1984- Ryan Zimmerman -American baseball player

1985- Shindong -South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Super Junior)

1985- Alina Ibragimova -Russian-English violinist

1986- Andrés Guardado -Mexican footballer

1986- Meskerem Legesse -Ethiopian runner (d. 2013)

1987- Pierre Becken -German footballer

1987- Gary Deegan -Irish footballer

1987- Hilary Duff -American singer-songwriter and actress

1987- Chloë Hanslip -English violinist

1987- Viktoria Leks -Estonian high jumper

1988- Marin Čilić -Croatian tennis player

1988- Esmée Denters -Dutch singer-songwriter

1988- Aleks Vrteski -Australian footballer

1989- Mark Randall (footballer)|Mark Randall -English footballer

1990- Kirsten Prout -Canadian actress

1990- Phoenix Battye -Australian rugby player

1992- Skye McCole Bartusiak -American actress (d. 2014)

1992- Adam Thompson -English-Irish footballer

1992- Koko Tsurumi -Japanese gymnast

1993- Jodie Williams -English sprinter

2000- Frankie Jonas -American actor

History of Deaths

935- Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia -(b. 907)

1197- Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor -(b. 1165)

1213- Gertrude of Merania -(b. 1185)

1429- Cymburgis of Masovia -(b. 1394)

1582- George Buchanan -Scottish historian and scholar (b. 1506)

1596- Margaret Stanley, Countess of Derby -(b. 1540)

1618- Joshua Sylvester -English poet and translator (b. 1563)

1687- Francis Turretin -Swiss-Italian theologian and academic (b. 1623)

1694- Gabriel Mouton -French mathematician and theologian (b. 1618)

1702- Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland -French-English politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1640)

1742- Jean Baptiste Massillon -French bishop (b. 1663)

1829- Nikolay Raevsky -Russian general and politician (b. 1771)

1844- Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy -Russian general and politician (b. 1769)

1873- Émile Gaboriau -French journalist and author (b. 1832)

1891- Herman Melville -American author and poet (b. 1819)

1895- Louis Pasteur -French chemist and microbiologist (b. 1822)

1914- Richard Warren Sears -American businessman, co-founded Sears (b. 1863)

1915- Saitō Hajime -Japanese samurai (b. 1844)

1918- Georg Simmel -German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)

1918- Freddie Stowers -American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1896)

1935- William Kennedy Dickson -French-Scottish actor, director, and producer, invented the Kinetoscope (b. 1860)

1938- Charles Duryea -American engineer and businessman, founded the Duryea Motor Wagon Company (b. 1861)

1943- Sam Ruben -American chemist and academic (b. 1913)

1949- Archbishop Chrysanthus of Athens -(b. 1881)

1953- Edwin Hubble -American astronomer and scholar (b. 1889)

1956- William Boeing -American businessman, founded the Boeing|Boeing Company (b. 1881)

1957- Luis Cluzeau Mortet -Uruguayan violinist and composer (b. 1888)

1959- Rudolf Caracciola -German race car driver (b. 1901)

1962- Roger Nimier -French soldier and author (b. 1925)

1964- Harpo Marx -American comedian, actor, and singer (b. 1888)

1966- André Breton -French author and poet (b. 1896)

1970- John Dos Passos -American author and painter (b. 1896)

1970- Gamal Abdel Nasser -Egyptian colonel and politician, 2nd President of Egypt (b. 1918)

1972- Rory Storm -English singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

1978- Pope John Paul I -(b. 1912)

1979- John Herbert Chapman -Canadian physicist and engineer (b. 1921)

1981- Rómulo Betancourt -Venezuelan journalist and politician, President of Venezuela (b. 1908)

1982- Mabel Albertson -American actress (b. 1901)

1989- Ferdinand Marcos -Filipino lawyer and politician, 10th President of the Philippines (b. 1917)

1990- Larry O'Brien -American businessman and politician, 57th United States Postmaster General (b. 1917)

1991- Miles Davis -American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (Miles Davis Quintet) (b. 1926)

1993- Peter De Vries -American journalist and author (b. 1910)

1993- Alexander A. Drabik -American sergeant (b. 1910)

1994- Urmas Alender -Estonian singer (Propeller (band)|Propeller and Ruja) (b. 1953)

1994- José Francisco Ruiz Massieu -Mexican lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of Guerrero (b. 1946)

1994- Harry Saltzman -Canadian production manager and producer (b. 1915)

1999- Escott Reid -Canadian diplomat, academic, and author (b. 1905)

2000- Pierre Trudeau -Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1919)

2001- Irene von Meyendorff -German-English actress (b. 1916)

2002- Patsy Mink -American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)

2002- Hartland Molson -Canadian captain and politician (b. 1907)

2003- Althea Gibson -American tennis player and golfer (b. 1927)

2003- Elia Kazan -Turkish-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)

2003- George Odlum -Saint Lucian politician and diplomat (b. 1934)

2004- Geoffrey Beene -American fashion designer (b. 1924)

2004- Scott Muni -American radio host (b. 1930)

2005- Constance Baker Motley -American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1921)

2007- René Desmaison -French mountaineer (b. 1930)

2007- Wally Parks -American businessman, founded the National Hot Rod Association (b. 1913)

2009- Guillermo Endara -Panamanian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Panama (b. 1936)

2009- Ulf Larsson -Swedish actor and director (b. 1956)

2010- Kurt Albert -German mountaineer and photographer (b. 1954)

2010- Arthur Penn -American director and producer (b. 1922)

2010- Dolores Wilson -American soprano and actress (b. 1928)

2012- Avraham Adan -Israeli general (b. 1926)

2012- Larry Cunningham -Irish singer (b. 1938)

2012- Chris Economaki -American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1920)

2012- Brajesh Mishra -Indian politician and diplomat, 1st National Security Advisor (India)|Indian National Security Advisor (b. 1928)

2012- Michael O'Hare -American actor (b. 1952)

2012- Ahmed Ramzy -Egyptian actor (b. 1930)

2013- James Emanuel -American-French poet and scholar (b. 1921)

2013- Jonathan Fellows-Smith -South African cricketer and rugby player (b. 1932)

2013- Anatoli Parov -Russian footballer (b. 1956)

2013- Walter Schmidinger -Austrian actor (b. 1933)

2013- B. B. Watson -American singer (b. 1953)

2013- George Amon Webster -American singer and pianist (Cathedral Quartet) (b. 1945)

2014- Dannie Abse -Welsh physician, poet, and author (b. 1923)

2014- Joseph H. Alexander -American colonel and historian (b. 1938)

2014- Sheila Faith -English dentist and politician (b. 1928)

2014- Tim Rawlings -English footballer and manager (b. 1932)